Today I took a “break” from work. I decided to go back to Penang for a slightly longer weekend this time after being so hectic with work.
Many assumed I’m taking a flight home and was surprised when i replied “I’m taking the bus”. Perhaps at this age of time where everyone can fly and time = money, it took them by surprise why did I chose the long way home. We expect everything to be fast, quick and instant.
Well, why not?
By taking the bus, it gave me the solitude that I needed. It forced me to take a breather or a nap along the way haha. Just doing very minimal for a few hours. “Can’t you do the same at home?” I don’t think so, as there’s too much going on, too many distractions. Laundry, Internet, TV, and ultimately the car to go somewhere haha.
Being on the bus takes me away from the “busy-ness in life” which is why it’s my favorite reading time. I miss reading and simply seems to fail doing it at home. Being on the bus gave me the few quiet hours to read whatever I want.
And with whatever time I have left, here I am blogging my random train of thoughts
It had certainly been a while since I’ve logged on to the blog -_- Seems like as I grow older, the blogging days are drifting further and further away from me. What’s with our human attention span dropping to an average of 8 seconds, instagram had took over as the new blog, while blog are in the same categories as diaries.
These past few months, work had been piling on like mad. It didn’t help (or it did?) when I was unintentionally involved in a major project and sees it through deployment. Those were the days. Where I was doing UAT and having back to back meetings and late nights. Crazy as it seems, stressful as it sounds, I actually like the intensity of such work environment. Perhaps I am addicted to the feeling when you see the numbers of defects decreasing at the end of each working day. To be able to witness the goodness in people from my team. The sense of achievement when the project finally get off from the ground, to the symphony of caffeine-induced applauses and high-fives in a room usually full of people, plus on loud speakers usually at the break of dawn…
Said project took off just like the hot air balloon (took this at the 2015 festival) and I’m tying up all the loose ends before another tidal wave hits me forecast by mid-April Anyway, today a colleague of mine did a very sweet and meaningful thing on her own initiatives for me.I felt really shocked, grateful and appreciated by her simple gestures. Because of people like her, it made dealing with all the shits worth it sometimes.
On an unrelated note, most probably due to the stress from the project, I just felt that I need a haircut. And this is the shortest hair I’ve had since +-10 years -_- Eyebags complimentary from work. I wish I can achieve the poofy bob hair on a daily basis but unfortunately its not happening
My current social media feeds are filled with either Sakura from Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul or Jeju! Makes me miss those place so much. I’m going insane with wanderlust of recent.
How time flies! I mean to complete a post by January and we are already entering the second of the year. Do allow me to quickly recapped, whatever that I can remember.
In terms of weddings, the year started off and ended with the weddings of two of my closest couple friend. In between, I’ve attended countless other, almost one for every month of the year.
Cant’s quite believe that my first post for 2015 will be of a Korean drama
Anyway, apart from watching drama with whatever little time I have, I have been well, living life and working. Raye had been heavily pushing me and K to watch this drama ever since it aired last year but we never got around it. Up till 2 weekends ago, K and I decided to give it a go, watching the first episode on a fine Sunday afternoon and there’s no looking back. Lol~
It’s Okay, That’s Love 괜찮아, 사랑이야, is probably the 4th or 5th korean drama that I’ve watch from start to end. It’s an adult romantic comedy minus the clichés and cheesiness that usually comes with Kdrama. That’s why I love it! No high school romance. Plus, the on-screen chemistry between the two leads are really something. Be it bickering like sworn enemies or in all seriousness when dealing with emotional issues. So believable and natural compared to the other dramas I’ve watched inclusive of Chinese ones. All the emotions are delivered damn well and the whole show is balanced with Kwang Soo comedic act.
After the drama ended, I was in my obsession moods and decided to find out more on this drama. No surprise to learn that the leads won Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Couple, Best Kiss from last year ceremonies. Kwang Soo even won the Male Excellence Award. Well deserved!
K was here in KL last weekend and prior to that, we already agreed to watch the episodes at the same time so we are on the same one when he’s here. Our marathon starts the moment he arrived hehee.. Anyway enough gushing over this drama.
Favorite song from the OST. Very jiwang type.
The title of the show is straight forward just like the show. You may do something beyond believable or against the wishes of society for someone but it’s actually okay, because that’s love. In the show, it doesn’t only address the love of the mismatch couple, but of parents, among sibling and also friends.
Because sometimes at the end of the day, you just have to think to yourself that It’s Ok, That’s Love
From the previous post, I mentioned that it’s one hella crazy hectic life here in KL. However, for the past few days, I finally had some of my life back!
Food truck business seems to be getting quite popular these days in KL. One in particular that serves taco caught our eyes. Sometime last week, CousinTing and I managed to track down this food truck. This was probably our fourth attempt to try out the taco as timing or weather was always not right.
We got there at 745pm and to our surprise, there’s already a queue forming towards the truck. People was just waiting around as the folks are still prepping the food.
Fish taco, Chicken taco, Churros and a chicken cemita sandwich thingie. SO yummy! Too bad we packed ours and ate it at home. I bet it will taste much better on the spot. We saw some guys having at least 3 servings each! Ooh well, next time!
And then the blessing continues on till the following day.
For the longest time ever, I had my first normal kopitiam chicken rice lunch ever since I started working in KL. That’s about 5 months lonnng. Little things like this that everyone just take for granted, especially me back in Penang. Somehow, my superior decided to drive us out for lunch, also a first in 5 months time. Dah lah, my office is located in this atas place with no cheap lunch, our crazy work schedule and KL traffic does not allow us to drive out for lunch
Good old char siew and chicken rice and also my “teh peng”
For my colleague who previously worked in Australia since half a decade ago, it was her first kopitiam lunch for more than half a decade. Let me tell you how great the day was when we both manage to clock out of the office by 630pm, in time for a pint during happy hour. Followed by dinner and desserts with my friends in Publika.
Was really a great one. Which dont come by often, so I was really grateful for that day!