Thursday, July 24, 2008

S3X and the City Cocktail Party

Typo in the title was intentional so that this entry would not appear under the same category in search engine. Anyway, thanks to Ma Hen, I got to tag along to the cocktail party. The party was held in conjunction with the premier of the film “Sex and the City”.

It was a last minute thingy, Ma Hen’s colleague couldn’t make it so I stepped in. I was concern about being under dress. After all I went to the party straight from work. Lucky for me, no matter what shirt (or in yesterday’s case t-shirt) I wore, I almost always wear a blazer to office. The blazer is not only for the cold office, but also to camouflage my skinniness. Ma Hen assured me that my office attire was good enough. Among those glitzy and glamorous people (a.k.a. celebrities), I must have looked a bit formal.

The event was held at GSC mid Valley. Great food! I was too busy filling my stomach with the scrumptious food that I forgot to take photos of the food. Food was followed by a brief fashion show modelled by DJs from a certain radio station (name of the designer and radio station shall not be mentioned).

The radio station also held some quiz related to the tv series. The crowd was a sport. The selected audience had no qualms fulfilling the DJs request. In turn, the participants won a bottle of perfume each.

The highlight must have been the girl who won an ‘outrageously’ expensive shoes simply because the shoes fits!

Among the guest are familiar faces in local entertainment industries. Me, being very ignorant of the entertainment industries (local or abroad), avoided talking too much. Don’t want to be outright obvious that I was clueless. Without Ma Hen, I wouldn’t even know how to pronounce a local entertainment magazine (we shared table with a pair of reporter from that magazine).

Thanks to my dSLR, I didn’t have to talk much other than to say “SMILE…”.

This rookie photographer learned a thing or two: 1) Need to be careful about ‘chopping off’ people’s legs. 2) I need one of those original expensive flashgun if I were to shoot these kind of events more often!

More photos here.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

All the Small Things...

"... work sucks, I know..." - a song from Blink?

You see, the power-to-be up in the corporate ladder decided to relocate the whole office to a relatively new town outside of KL. Compared to KL, the new town, devoid of everything. I admit that I’m beginning to miss the little things that I’ve reluctantly come to enjoy in KL.

What I missed most are the things that I was able to do during lunch our. I am no longer able to have lunch in KLCC park . Or visit the Petronas Art Gallery in the twin tower. Or read books in the National library. Or break away from office madness and go for a ride on the ‘Eye Of Malaysia’ (which still available at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa till 31st August 2008)

I am also no longer able to enjoy the bus ride home (and little naps while on the bus ride). The new office is not as accessible by public transports as the old office. I tried taking public transports (a combination of a train and two connecting buses), and found out that it would take me more than three hours to get to the office (the new office is actually about 1 hour drive) Hence, I had to drive to the office.

Driving meant that I have little time to blog because quite a number of entries in this blog were done on (or concocted while waiting for numerous public transports). But all was not lost when one day, I saw my first complete rainbow (I could see the two ends) while driving on the highway to work.

That day, with the song ".... some where over the rainbow, the skies are blue...." ringing in my head, my otherwise grim morning became somewhat colourfull!

To my regular visitors: thank you for returning to this blog and sorry for long overdue updates.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Corporate (snake-and-)ladder

I’m tired of playing this game. Whenever it’s my turn, I always miss the ladders and meet mostly snakes.

I really wish I could just pack and leave. Perhaps lead a bohemian lifestyle. I’m wise enough to know that money isn’t everything.

Unfortunately, snakes have slithered around me, tightening their grips on me, and chained me to this game!