Monday, December 31, 2007
Another new year....another fresh start with new hopes and wishes....
Though I'm looking forward to the new year, I secretly wish 2008 doesn't have to come. With the start of 2008, alot of things are going to be happening.....no more fooling around and getting down to serious business....a year where major things have to happen and more major events in the following years and I really wish I don't have to do it.....sigh....but we can't stop things from happening right....the inevitable has to happen and the only thing i can do is just pray that things would turn out well.
Looking back at 2007, i've had a wonderful year. I'm happy and I don't regret anything that happened. Everything has happened for me to experience and learn and I'm grateful for that.
My 25 was wonderful and I can say my prime was my best! :) And it wouldn't have been totally possible with my wonderful friends around me! I love u all alot! U know who you are! :)
I'm starting the new year with a new attitude. I know it is not going to be easy but I can pull through it. One thing I can be proud of myself; my toughest moments are my best. :):)
Enough emotions there.....
I would prefer some light-heartedness....
We tried to organize a small New Year get-together on Saturday and only 5 of us turned up...that was quite bad and it wasn't really very satisfying either but the food was good. Minah, Rathika, Mark, Victor and I had western food at Botak Jones. Tasty and filling! Yum yum!
We are having another get-together this evening, hopefully the attendance is better. The most important person, bride-to-be, Kavi, has to come. We won't be able to see her till her wedding in Feb....I'm keeping my fingers crossed.... :)
This will be the last post for this blog. Am starting on a new one : http://www.crazyket.blogspot.com/. Its empty for now. I'll update it from 2008. :)
I pray everyone has a good New Year's Eve and a wonderful New Year! Enjoy yourselves!! :)
Friday, December 28, 2007
I had fun! Gonna have another round of Christmas visiting fun this Saturday! Cool!!! :)
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Its been more than a week since I started. I’m still learning on the job. I get lost so many times!! But I guess that’s how I have to learn the job properly. The DD seems to be pretty patient with me. This position is a good change, totally different from Primary One. But I’m still trying to get used to waking up an hr earlier….sigh…..I get so tired by 9.00 pm….sigh….
I’ve learnt something very important in the last 2 months.
You cannot be nice to everyone. There are some people who would take advantage of your niceness. You have to learn to behave appropriately to some people. Don’t everyone deserves niceness. Even your family can turn against you at times. Be nice to those who deserve it. Be true to those who are true to you.
I’ve also learnt that life is fair to some and unfair to others. But every time God shuts a door, he opens a window. And many times, things happen for a reason, good or bad. No one can help you better than yourself and its better to be dependant on yourself than on anyone else, coz you never know whose gonna break your heart, when.
Valuable lesson learnt. I’m gonna make sure that this sticks in my head. Niceness doesn’t beget niceness.
I’m going broke, it’s a torture getting your pay 1 and half month later. Why can’t Jan 12 come faster!!! Argh!!!! Its sad to be broke during year end. But I did manage to squeeze in buying 3 pairs or shoes at a good bargain…..hehehe….I keep telling myself that I don’t need shoes for another 6 months. Let’s see how long I can prevent myself from buying shoes.
I’ve been good u know. I managed to prevent myself from buying clothes for the past 2 months. But I can’t say the same thing for punjabi suits though. I’ve got like 7 suits in JB for me to pick up…hehehehe….and I have another 3 more, at home, to be stitched….hehehe….I’ll soon learn to be disciplined on that area too….hehehe…..
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
My life totally went through a major overhaul from July to October this year. So many changes, so many ups and downs and so many lessons learnt and a lot of knowledge gained.
I’m happy that after a turmoil of events, things are slowly settling down. Almost everything seems to be getting to normal except for the small nitty-gritty stuffs that are bearable.
The year is coming to an end soon, in like 20 days!!! That’s fast!! Wow!! What a year I had! I made a decision to enjoy my prime; 25 and I did!!! Putting aside those sad moments, I had alot more happy moments to smile about and it wouldn’t have been possible without my lovely friends!!! U all know who you are!! Love u all a lot!! :) And even though I almost became broke, thanks to all that shopping, I’m still happy that I at least spent my money on myself! :)
I’m back with MOE. Interesting rite, I left MOE and came back within 3 months. And I went back to the same branch but for a different position-I’m now the PA to my Deputy Director. The current PA, Shamu, tendered in her resignation and they were looking for a replacement and they asked me if I wanted to and I agreed after strong consideration.
Well, new position but same place and same colleagues. I feel more at home here. Guess it’s the sense of belonging since I’ve been here for so long.
I have till Thursday to learn her job and then I’m left on my own. I learn better when its hands-on. Another month or so and I should be settling into my position and I’ll be doing it for the next 3/5 years or so, as a sign of gratitude. No big.
The weekend was good. We celebrated my cousin brother’s 1st wedding anniversary as a surprise to him, on Saturday. Although it didn’t turn out the way I wanted (all thanks to an uncle!), I felt happy seeing the surprised happy look on my brother’s place.
And me got my Christmas present from Victor! He bought me an anklet, with bells!! Now I’m super noisy where ever I go. Everyone in the office knows it when I’m coming!! Hehehe!! I likeeeee!! :)
My hectic lifestyle of school and tuitions have started again this week. Oh well, I just have pull through 2008 and I’ll be stable after that. I know I can do it.
Now I have my exams to worry about. I need to start mugging. My exams are less than a month away. Damn! This time, I seriously don’t understand more than half of what was taught in class. Damn! Die!!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Heng.....now its the exam stress but it wont build up so soon. I know i'll be relaxed for some time before I start going crazy again...hehe.......you know wat's the irritating part, my exam is in the 2nd week of Jan-7 & 8 Jan.....I won't be able to enjoy the beginning of my new year. I'll be mugging away instead....damn......And if I want to really have a good New Year Eve, then I gotto start mugging early...sigh.....damn....I'll start thinking about it later. I wanna enjoy the peace for now.......
The weekend was good, really really gooood!!!!! Before I start on that, Minah finally emailed me her birthday pics; the ones that we took at Chong Pang Nasi Lemak. Her birthday cake was yummy! I actually wanted to buy a chocolate cake but this champange cake looked appealing and it was a good choice to buy it. It really tasted nice! Yummy!!!
Saturday was D-Day!!!! The recording for the studio news production for my Tuesday class was due on that day. We met in the morning to record our radio talk show and also to prepare for the recording in the afternoon. Damn, i spent almost an entire day in school, on a Saturday somemore.......argh!! But I'm so glad its over! We didn't get it down in one take but we did manage to do an overall good job in the 3rd take.
I had to wear a shirt since I was the newscaster...damn.....I felt very very uneasy! I felt comfortable only after I changed my top once it was over.
I clubbed!! After a looooong time!!!! I really enjoyed myself!!! We were supposed to club last weekend but we couldnt, so we went to Chakravarthy. I had so much fun on Saturday that i'm still aching all over till today!! This is what happens when u dance like mad after a 3 month hiatus!!
-This is how we started off!
-We saw the party animal in each other! I love dancing with him!
-I was the only one drinking coke...pathetic.....
-And we ended like this! hahahaha!!! *kissy kissy*
Thursday, November 29, 2007
This week and next week is horrible! I have 2 freaking busy weeks and I’m only half-way through it. I happily left my thumbdrive at my classmate’s place last night. It has all my assignments inside it and I’ll only be able to get it from him on Sat. Wonderful rite! I won’t be able to do my assignments till Sat. Fantastic rite!!!
I still haven’t memorise my news script for the studio production on Saturday. I’m only half-way done through my essay due next Wednesday! Aaaand my thumb drive that has everything inside is with my classmate!!!!
Like tat how!! U tell me!!! STRESSSSSSSSS!!!! *pulls hair*
Monday, November 26, 2007
I really hate doing group projects! Its not that I’m anti-social. Its just that I can do my projects at my own time, if its individual. When it comes to group projects, you’ve got to make time to meet at some convenient location and lots of other stuff….sigh……No choice, for the TVRP module, we had 2 group projects to do. But thank god, my groupmates are crazy like me! We can get along very well! We all met up on Sat to discuss our project and besides discussing, we were all busy talking pictures too! And we stayed at the Mcdonald’s at Boat Quay for more than 4 hours, making soooo much noise!!! The staff must have been relieved when we left….hehehe…..
Koffee with Kethrine…..hehehehehe!!
The Christmas Tree @ Plaza Sing. Don’t ask me what these guys were trying to do!! I have no idea!!
The Lights along the Road
And finally we called it a day with a short toilet break at Hyatt…And even after all that photo taking, I had to snap one beside this flower photo!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
We didnt stop even after proceeding to the studio to practice.....horrible.....
But still, I love my groupmates....We are always laughing, talking cock and having fun!! I like!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Its been 2 days since I snacked in between meals. I'm pretty impressed with my ability to control myself. Everytime I really can't resist a bite, I just grab a piece of biscuit from the pantry. That's sooo much better,compared to the numerous number of bite-sized Snickers and Time-Out bars I would eat in a day.
Removing that snack corner from my table was a good idea!! Everytime I feel like snacking, i drink water. Hence, I always have this stupid bloated feeling, as if my tummy is full of water.Good...Bad....what the heck......Too much water won't kill right.....
But no matter how much water i drink and how bloated i feel, its sickening how i can still feel like eating something.......argh!!!!! I'm incorrigible!!!!!!
Oh my god! I didn't tell you guys about something rite!!!! I gained 4 kg in a month!!!!!!! Yes, 4 kg in a month!!!! Can u believe it!! I reluctantly weighed myself last Friday!!! ARGH!!!!! I almost wanted to faint!!
Errr...that was a bit of too much drama rite...hehe....Sometimes Ket can be a drama queen.....hehehehehe......excuse me on that k :)
I satisfied 2 major food cravings last week. I know what you are thinking,here she is complaining that she's putting on weight but yet she still pigs-out....hehehe....Now I'm smarter. I have good control over my food intake. No more major pig-outs, only minor ones and its only like once or twice a week, compared to having one every other day. And I'm justifying it with exercise....smart rite! Me going gym this Thurs....so excited......
Met Minah and Rathika on Wednesday to celebrate Minah's birthday at Chong Pang Nasi Lemak. I know , weird place, but it was meant to be a surprise for Minah.We had planned to meet there for dinner and I thought of surprising her with a cake since her actual birthday on Tuesday was screwed. Rathika and I were like 2 cookoos, standing there, singing for her. Arent we wonderful friends....We did take pictures and as always Auntie Minah takes forever to send me the pictures. Sigh...
We are having another celebration for her this weekend at Chakravarthy as per her request. She die die wants to cut a cake in a club! I'm going clubbing after 2 months!!!But I'm not really a fan of Chakravarthy.....I miss Ashoka.....Sigh....
Went to Newton on Saturday after watching Vel. The last time I went to Newton was like 2 months back, before Minah broke her leg!! I had deprived of my Cheesy Chicken Roti John and Barbequed Chicken Wings for that looong!! From now on, its at least once a month. And the stall uncle actually remembered me...hehe...when I went to order, he was like "Chicken Roti John rite?" ...hehehe...I felt paise for a while.....hahahaha....so cute.....hahaha.....After all that food, I was a satisfied and happy Ket. :)
Victor is convinced that my life revolves around food!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Next food craving: Briyani
Target: This Friday
Ok ok, i better get back to my project.......
Friday, November 16, 2007
Ket is FAT!!
No arguements on that......No doubts about that!!!
This is freaking lousy!! I can't believe I'm putting on the pounds so easily now. The fats on me must be growing an inch every day! ARGH!!
I've always been a big eater but I didnt gain weight that easily before. But now, everything I eat seems to be multiplying into fats in my body!! And I have a big bulging tummy!! This is freaking bad!!! My tummy used to be flat just a few months back!
After much brain-storming, i came up with an excellent weight management programme for myself:
-I'm going to the gym with my colleages from next week onwards. At least once a week, during lunch. N i'm gonna use the treadmill, hoping to burn the fats away by running.
-I'm sticking to either a meal or two a day. (I'm serious about this!)
-No more snacking in between meals. I just cleared the snack corner at my workstation. Good start!
-Everytime I feel like snacking, i'm drinking water. (Water won't make you gain weight rite?) At least, tat's healthier.
I'm gonna bring the old Kethrine back.....maybe not the boney one but the one with a flat tummy!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Damn, i didnt believe when one of my classmates was saying that TV and Radio Production was stressful till I started it. I thought it would be more fun. Actually it is fun, working in the studio with the cameras, lighting and production but at the same time stresssful when u have to co-ordinate your own production project.
We have a studio news production and a radio talk show production due in 3 weeks and getting everyone to meet is just sooooo difficult.....argh.......I guess the next 2 weekends are going to be burnt. I still have an essay for my Monday class to finish up. Argh!!!! I'm having a migraine, trying to come up with the scripts!
That aside, I really need to rant.....
Someone close is driving me nuts. So much so that I'm starting to mind my own business now. But its a bit difficult trying to do that especially when its someone really close.
First it was 'pettiness', then it became 'childish' and now it has turned into 'bitchiness'.......damn.........I mean, at an age where you can think for yourself, i just can't digest how stupidly/childishly/bitchyly/pettily a person can behave....haiya i don't know to call it also la!
Feigning ignorance seems like the best choice now...argh....
Monday, November 12, 2007
Before I go further on the Deepavali happenings...
.....I'm officially attached and I'm happy after a loooooong time. Finally found someone who sees me as who I am. I was skeptical in the beginning (as always) but Victor proofed himself at the right time and I guess I decided to take the plunge. I really hope things work out well and everything ends well also.
This is Victor and me! This pic was taken a month back and I looked small then, compared to how i look now....like a pig!!! Alrite, this year's Deepavali was good. Victor and I decided to take up the challenge of braving the last-minute crowd at the Deepavali expo on the eve and I was terrified at the crowd. But it was a nice new experience since I'm always home on Deepavali eve.
I wanted to take more shots but I gave up, looking at the crowd. So I only managed one shot of the Deepavali decorations. The deco isnt really very fantastic this year but I did like the purple theme and the spinning lights.
After all that walking and banging and pushing, we both managed to get a seat and I ordered my favourite drink-Milo Dinosaur and guess what-Its Milo Dinosaur Deepavali Special!! Hahahaha!!! I couldn't resist taking a pic!!!! But i didn't really like have coloured chocolate rice on my drink....kinda spoiled the taste....
Deepavali was nice. Started off as usual with Indra Auntie's house being the first. Had a first ever visit to temple on Deepavali on Victor's request. Then we headed to my friend, Jarry's place and then I went to my aunt's place. Met Victor again in the evening and our last stop was his friend, Mark's place. A total of 5 houses in one day! Shaggadelic!!! Thank god I was on leave the next day!
And u know what! My punjabi suit that I had stitched for Deepavali, 2 months back, was freaking tight!!! I was practically suffocating in it!!!! Damn! This shows that I had put on alot of weight like nobody's business!!! Argh!!! Time for some weight management now!!!! Argh!!!!
Sigh......Put that aside, I had a pretty good rest over the weekend and I feel much better now. Back to work on Monday....sigh......I'm so not in the mood to wake up early.....Haiz..........
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
So i'm supposed to be excited.....seriously I'm not.....I have no freaking idea why......But I'm trying to.......
Actually there are more stuff that I should be excited and happy about but I'm just not really 100%......why am I not?
I guess its the ugly truth that my family, which is my own mum, dad and bro, is really a screwed bunch. Sad eh.....sigh.....the truth always hurts......oh well, life goes on right.....what the hell.....underneath it all, i'm still happy.....A new-found happiness, lovely friends who
always keep the goodness going around me. I love you all! You know who you are :)
I'm telling myself to get excited about Deepavali. I've got 2 extra houses
to visit and it means more yummy food....ahh....that sets the mood.....what else but food to perk me up!
Ok, Photo Updates!!!!!!
-This was taken some time back. Tat's Minah and me, fighting with the sticks after having satay at Newton! Rathika was the one taking the pic. We shld have gotten someone else to take a pic for all 3 of us, stupid us!
My surprised 25th birthday:
-I almost didnt attend my own surprise birthday! I wasnt really in the best of moods and with my exams the folllowing week, I was very inclined to sms Kanzy that I can't make it but thank god, I changed my mind in the last minute and decided to go. Hadnt I gone that day, alot of things wouldnt have been possible. Guys, thanks again for making that day so freaking wonderful and special.
Toasting to the cancelled engagement! Only we girls are capable of celebrating such an event!!!! I like Mango Magarita!!! Niceeeee............
Once again, thank u! *muacks*
-After a major breakout of events, calm kind of returned and Minah and I had a nice chocolate fondue and Hindi movie couple outing. The movie wasnt that fantastic but the chocolate fondue was, as always. Navin and Victor were amazed on how crazy we both were about Chocolate fondue. All they had was just coffee. I wonder how they can not be interested in attacking the
fondue. Those two got no life! Minah and I were having a Choc-gastic time!!!
-Bought my nephews out for a nice dinner at Ang Mo Kio Mac since their exams had ended. Bought the little princess along too. See how cute is she......just like the auntie.....guess she got her looks from me......hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!