Dec 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Jingle bell. Image from stock.xchng



I don't celebrate it, but a shoutout for all those who do!



p.s. I've been so busy lately, things keep popping out o_O Must be because 2007 is coming...



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Dec 20, 2006

Back from somewhere

Was on hiatus for awhile because I went out to much and either forgot or was too tired to update my blog. Since I've forgotten most of stuff, I'll just summarize these few days events into a single post.



Photo from stock.xchng



First thing first; gathering! Yupyup, we've finally manage to drag most people out and join us for dinner at a small cafe. It's nice to keep in touch with friends that we don't meet often.



One friend commented that when we finally join the workforce, we won't have time to gather anymore, what with work and family commitment ;_; Thats why we should take every opportunity that comes our way and cherish the moment spent together.



Although my mom destroyed the mood by keep calling me to buy her KFC.



Oh yeah, Sam came with Lovable Lance. Some of us were curious about him, and started to bombard him with questions. Overall Lance is quite a nice dude. You're lucky Sam XD



Also pity the cafe. We're a troublesome and noisy group to handle.



Back at home the next day. My older brother just bought himself a new laptop, and task me to do his bidding o_O Need to install the OS, drivers and application programs on the new lappy. Of course I did most of the work. So my little brother and I played around with it, like taking pictures(lappy got camera) and writing silly readme.



Picture from stock.xchng



If giving life to a laptop isn't enough, I'm task to save the old family computer from virus. No computer connected to the internet is safe I tell you! Used some free antivirus and anti-spyware software. Well, it won't clean 100%, but it works. Brother promise to pay me with cold hard cash! XDXD



My latest attempt in being nice this year is to limit the use of pirated software.

(Which doesn't work actually)



It doesn't stop there. The next day went balik kampung. My mother's cousin's daughter is getting married. After that crash my aunty's house. Mum and dad was dead tired. After that visit another aunty's house who has yet again move into a new house. Her daughter(my cousin) just came back from London.



This means chocolates! And frankfurter! Auntie just love to spoil us with frankfurter every time we visit her! X9



For meat lovers only. Picture from stock.xchng



Aiiiee, I wanted to visit Comic Fiesta but it looks like I'll miss it yet again this year.



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Dec 13, 2006

Money Matters: Spending Habits?

Suitcase full of money. From stock.xchng



Is money important to you?



It is to me. With money, I can buy things that I want. Like comics and food. Because money is valuable and hard to come by, people need to learn how to mange their money properly.



Of course, Reiki still haven't learn her lesson till now.



You see, Reiki can sometime be careless. I'll either buy something very cheap but sucks later on or something darn expensive but only partly useful to me. I also have the habit of buying things on the spot, without doing much research on it beforehand.



I grief every time I find something better and cheaper available at another shop.



I bought a cheap bag to carry books and it didn't last for a year. Same thing happens to my dad and little brother. Apparently he broke his 3rd bicycle =_= Dad was kinda frustrated and opt to buy a more expensive bicycle for my brother, hoping that it will last this time.



Frankly, I think lil bro need to go on a diet first.



So if I want my purchase to last, I have to fork out more money or spend more time researching asking questions. But I'm a minimalist; I take anything cheap and simple. Having lots of functions is cool, but if it cost a bomb, then I rather take to strip-down version, thank you.



So now I'll have to learn to restrain myself from overspending. I've been thinking of getting a credit card and PayPal account so I can purchase stuff from Play-Asia. They give reasonable price you know ^^ But I shoot that dream down myself.



The bills are gonna kill me!



So I guess it's back to saving money then. I'll be able to afford better item that way ^^ Lets not forget about my aim to own a Nintendo Wii in 2 years time, lol!



Burger Ramly

Let's start with a cheap but tasty burger.





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Dec 12, 2006

Pennyless

Money makes the world go round.



Cold hard cash



I don't usually spend much money on normal days, but I've been spending a lot during exam week and semester break. I keep track of my spending(unless I forgot about it) and see which part hurts my wallet the most.



No guessing that food get 1st place.



But now there's a new contender; the electronics category. You see, I've been saving to upgrade/buy a new computer. Oh heck, I've been dreaming of owning a Nintendo Wii to boot.



Did you know that Reiki like to fantasize unrealistic things ALOT?



So what happened when a friend of my brought me along to the shopping mall? Why, start surveying any computer/game/electronic shop that you can find of course! God, I've been saving money bits by bits until now. My dad ask why I din't use the money.



Because it wasn't enough.



But that was the last straw. I've been stalking gaming forums since the Wii and Playstation 3 came out, and darn, I was tempted. I wanted to play all those new games. I wanted to own those consoles. I want it. I want it so bad. I couldn't stand it anymore.



I'm getting myself a Nintendo DS Lite.



Nintendo DS Lite



Too bad black color wasn't available. Not to mention the pouch and screen protector was expensive. But man, finally getting your hands on the NDSL? w00t!



Money CAN buy happiness, albeit it won't last long.



Now if only I can persuade my mom to let me borrow her credit card AND persuade my friends to donate to my gaming fix funds.



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Dec 8, 2006

Window Shopping

Followed my friend around KL. She wanted to go to Low Yat Plaza while I want to go to KLCC to pick some books. Apparently she lost her only thumbdrive/mp3-player, and wishes to buy one.

Which resulted her into becoming a few hundred poorer, as she claim.

But we didn't buy much. I bough my books at Kinokuniya. The clerk there really need to put more effort; He couldn't find the 3 mangas I booked and asked me to go to another counter. The girl at the other counter found the book at the first counter I visited. Make me wait for awhile.

Didn't do much shopping, but we ended eating instead ^^;; Darn, we're both glutinously! No wonder I'm getting fatter!

Bah, I didn't see any Nintendo Wii. I really want it...

Erm yeah, another useless post.

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Dec 7, 2006

Balik Kampung~

Right after coming back home for my sem break, mom and dad drag the whole family balik kampung, for my cousin's and late grandmother's kenduri(banquet). Oh darn, barely got enough sleep after all those mischief.

Well, nothing interesting happens. Just some chores and family gossips(which I didn't listen due to drowsiness). The only interesting parts is the hantaran.


Expensive flower

One of the most expensive flower, made entirely from RM notes

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Dec 2, 2006

A Series fo Unfortunate Events

Again, another semester end, and the lazy Reiki finally gets to go home...

But alas, fate always has something waiting for Reiki...

And so begins Reiki's Series of Unfortunate Events...


The last paper was on Friday. God knows how hard it was. Imagine your lecturer going around asking "Spot questions? Spot questions?" with a big smile on his face.

No sir, I don't think you look cute.

Finish exams when back to my room. Start packing at 2p.m. and finish on 4.30p.m. I didn't pack anything the day before because of exams. Didn't do too well, what with having a running nose non-stop -__-;; Also it rained. Thankfully I moved most of the stuff already.

With the dramatic changes of weather(and tremors), Reiki ends with a headaches.

Why does it always rains whenever I go back home? Dad won't let me drive coz its too dangerous. Can't see anything through the windshield @__@

Well, after the rain stops, the moon came(it was already 7p.m.) and all well...

Not! Just after passing the Sungai Buloh interchange, dad started to hear some rattling. Put my hand on the dashboard and the whole car was vibrating o_O!

Please, spare the engine!

After droving for a few more meters, suddenly some weird sound come out from behind. What the heck? Dad parked on the emergency lane and I jump off to check it out.

ZOMG, my first flat tire!!! o.O! (Stupid Reiki forgot to bring out the camera.)

*the conversation in this post was translated to English*

Reiki: Dad, we got a puncture.
R'sDad: Really? Are you sure it's a puncture?
Reiki: Yes, it a puncture.
R'sDad: How puncture?
Reiki: Erm, really flat?
R'sDad: OMG o_O

After confirming the flat tire, dad suggests we change the tire on our own. Had to move some stuff to reach the spare tire. Okay, got the tools out, now how to use it?

Reiki: *flips through the manual*
R'sDad: Give me the wrench.
R'sDad: *tries to unscrew those bolts on the rims*
R'sDad: Guh, who made it so tight?
R'sDad: *Starts using his feet and stands on the wench, pushing it down*
R'sDad: Still can't open it... Give me the manual
...
R'sDad: Oh, were suppose to jack it up first.

Well, after finally getting the jack in and and up(dad doesn't read the manual properly, like me), we tried to pry open the rims.

Still no luck.

After much effort, dad decided to call PLUS. Thankfully I still have their number, from the last 'Balik Kampung Hiccups'. Thankfully we were very near to Sg. Buloh, so the patrol car came to our rescue ^^ They help us take out the flat tire, put in the new one and put the flat tire back into the car. Good man.

Well we did most of the work anyway.

Spare tire in place.

Okay, finally back on the road. Less than 400 meter to the petrol station. Good, must check spare tire's pressure. So went to petrol station and check air pressure. Good. Okay, dad gets int the car and starts to drive.

Screeeechhhhzzzz!!!

Dad didn't saw the road divider(and I was busy chatting with him). Get out of the car, go to the front and...

Tear

ZOMG,the car's first accidents!!! o_O!

It's just one after another... Well, at least it didn't fell off so might as well continue back home. Dad was kinda frustrated since he was driving.

R'sDad: Now the car looks ugly...

Cut short, arrive back home. My maid accidentally close the gate when dad tried to reverse. But she manage the press the button again, so the car was sparred at the very last minute.

R'sDad: We were lucky we stopped near Sungai Buloh.
Reiki: What? If we're lucky than none of this will happen!
R'sDad: Well, at least we stop near Sg. Buloh, the bumper didn't fall off and the gate didn't hit the car's back.
Reiki: Well I'll still say that my life sucks.

Because it's the truth.

Reiki, after turning 20, gets hit by a series of unfortunate events.

What a nice belated birthday present. Sheeshs...