Monday, December 31, 2007

year in review 2007... part one

Short Note: Happy belated birthday to wen on 29th of Dec. Cheers!

Year 2007 has only few hours left before year 2008 is ushered in. Yet, I still find it hard to believe that it's already another year. Time really flies, doesn't it?

It's a norm for us to look back at the year, and see what our achievements are. Here is how my year 2007 was.

January 2007.
I completed my first month of my 12-month-contract with my new employment since I relocated back from the West.

February 2007.
My cousin had his holy matrimony held on 6 February 2007. That was when I got my first wedding assignment. Martin Scorsese's The Departed won the best film in the 79th Oscar. I got my Sony Ericsson W810i.

March 2007.
Pretty quiet March, unlike the usual March Madness. Dropped by a bridal fair held at the old court house. But the craziness only comes at the end of March.

April 2007.
This is a crazy month, since end of March. I have a lot of "back but away again" in this month. This month alone. I made 5 trips within a month. The five trips were to Miri, Bintulu, Sarikei, Bintulu, and Sibu. Half of the month I spent away from Kuching. Worse still, I spent most of the time working in a server room, talking to servers. -_-"

May 2007.
Mother's Day's in May. It was quite a quiet one. Not much happened, except for work, and work. Those traveling in the previous months are taking the toll now. I was rather tired, exhausted. I was struggling to recover from there, and I had 2 more trips to make, to Sibu and to Miri.

June 2007.
I turned 25 this month. A quarter century old. It was also a Happy Father's Day month. I was there to see Power Station (from Taiwan) rocked Kuching. I snapped the phenomenal ring surrounding the sun in the sky. Sheer Unique officially opens for business at DUBS Commercial Complex.

... to be continued.

I must post this before the year ends, just to show my kiasuness -- our national spirit, Malaysia Boreh! Part 2 will come tomorrow! Hahaha.. no photograph is included in this post. Not until I amend it later after tonight's photo shoot.

I hope to catch some firework.


picture of the day

Shot this outside St. Joseph's Cathedral during midnight mass on Christmas Day. Shot this hand-held.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

happy boxing day

It's Boxing Day today.

Angel said she has something for me. Annna too, leaving a message on her forward text message on the phone, but I have to collect it from zuzuPa.

I made arrangement with both Angel and zuzuPa to collect the gifts at RH Plaza last night.

I opened the present when the clock shows 12:00 am.

Taaa Daa... I got these..... (see below)

From Annna...

It's a cookie in the box!

It's cookies made by Annna. She includes recommended usage direction too.

The ingredients. Look, Annna's spreading love!!


From Angel...

I got this box. View from top.

The box looks quite big.

... And it's a cup!

Many thanks to Angel and Annna. Thanks to Pazuzu for delivering the cookies to me.

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

© Allen 2007 (Recycled this design from the one I did for Sheer Unique)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Have blessed Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays! =)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

mr. free agent

Short Note: I'm still alive, people! Despite the red bomb galore, I am still intact in one piece. I still have another wedding dinner to attend to this Friday. Congrats to Kim and Enoch!

I have not been updating as frequent as I wish to for almost one month. I was tied down with busy schedule, with office and off-office work. And I've been trying to prepare myself for this -- my contract expiration.

Yes. My one-year contract expired on 17/12/2007. I am now a free agent.

Anyone interested in signing me? If you're familiar with football or even NBA term, I sound like Micheal Ballack before signing with Chelsea, or Shaq signing for Miami Heat, or even David Beckham signing for L.A. Galaxy. Now that England has appointed Fabio Capello as the new England manager, I had my hope severely dashed. Can't apply for that vacant hot seat anymore. =(

I wished it could be as easy as their case. I had been thinking a lot, and am still thinking, pondering about my next plan.

As for now, I'm just trying, trying hard to feel how it is like to really enjoy the holiday season, for once in many, many months.

In any case, if you would like to snatch me from the free agency pool, please do drop me a comment here!