Langkawi Outtakes

Langkawi

How long has it been since I’ve step foot on the Island of Myth? The first 2 companies I was with, I just missed out on some company trip. And now, I’m blessed with a company retreat. Third time’s the charm. A retreat as it was nothing but pure relaxation and bonding with colleagues. People that we brush shoulders with daily, yet know so little.

We were welcomed by this beautiful rainbow in the sky that lasted long enough for me to put down my book, fumbled in my bag to get my phone, and snapped this photo to share now.

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Have a day in the sun. Fun, and some.

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Sand, sea and the sun which is none.

Dinner and drinks at Bonton.

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Sleep.Eat.Drink. Swim.Repeat.
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When in the land of duty-free, when we live in land of taxes all the the time.

Drinks, drank, and not drunk. :) Teacher’s whisky. Aptly name if you ask me. It paves way and oils the conversation wheel and that’s when you learn about people, about topics out of your league. Making the shy vocal, making the vocal…persistent?

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I immediately regret my decision as its filled with dust and god knows what..

Is this a punishment to us for having too much fun? Going in laps under the hot sun at 2pm? Or is this a test on the inner kiasu-ness that we all have in ourself? Or is this merely an event to show others how much balls you have manoeuvring the bends like F1 drivers?

Despite going 50 shades darker, I really had fun. It wasn’t as bad as I’ve expected.

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Purple candy floss clouds sending us off, back to the rat race.

 

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May
13
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Solitude 

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 :) 

April
16
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Of Recent

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…

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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 12187274364_94bedc6a13_t 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.

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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 12187274364_94bedc6a13_t

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.

April
08
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2014 in a glance

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.

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February
10
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It’s Okay, That’s Love 괜찮아, 사랑이야

괜찮아, 사랑이야

Cant’s quite believe that my first post for 2015 will be of a Korean drama surprised

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 heart

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January
21
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