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Mmm bop

September 11, 2009

If you read my previous post, you would know that I tortured Rob with the Mmmbop song  just a couple days ago.

Anyway, I had a hard time falling asleep that night (serves me right) because I kept having that stupid song in my head. It was like I could hear myself singing that song in my head over and over again. Heck, I even caught myself humming that song while laying in the dark!

The next day (yesterday) I told Rob about my “predicament” of falling asleep the night before.

He laughed at me and threw in a few smartass comments during our conversation.

S: So how did YOU sleep last night?
R: Eh, not too bad. Didn’t fall asleep right away…
S: Oh? How come?
R: Not too sure. BUT I know it wasn’t anything like yours. I wasn’t hearing some song in my head. :smug:
R: =))
S:  That was a low blow!
R: *proudly* Oh it SO was

After we said goodnight yesterday (after he  made fun of me not being able to fall asleep), he messages me on the phone 30 minutes later saying “Damnit! That song is in my head now! I went to the bathroom and damn near hum that song! You suck!”. My reply to him was simply “LOL”. I get nothing from him, until 15 minutes later saying “It won’t get out of my head! Make it stop!!!”


So now that we both have that song severely implanted in our heads, I shall attempt to spread it to the rest of you. I can’t embed the original music video of the song here from Youtube, I guess for copyright reasons, so here’s a link to it

I did however find a live version in case you’re too lazy to click the link above. Enjoy getting the song OUT of your head! 😀


P/S: Check out all those screaming girls! Yes I probably would be one of them if given the chance at the time *hangs head in shame* =))


September 9, 2009

So today is 9 September 2009 (09/09/09). I’m sure a gazillion people are getting married today since the number 9 is believed to be an auspicious number for the Chinese, which means forever (or eternity or long-lasting, you get the point) in the case of getting married.

I’m not that superstitious to believe that a marriage will last forever just because a couple marries on this date. But I’m not saying it’s wrong for others to believe in it. I mean I guess it helps prolong (for the lack of other terms) the marriage when you have that mentality in mind because you would try harder, I think? *shrug*

Either that or you just get married on this day because you won’t forget easily the date of your anniversary, therefore you wife-to-be won’t be nagging you about it. ;))

I really don’t know.


I was driving earlier today and had the radio on. Suddenly the song “Mmmbop” by Hanson came on air. I’m sure almost everyone reading this will know what song that is. If not, look it up on Youtube. Now, Rob and I have discussed that song before and he basically said that it was THE most annoying song ever. The second I heard the song on the radio, I immediately called him.

R: Hello? (very confused because I had already called him earlier)
S: Hi honey! I want you to listen to something
R: Okay….? What?
S: Okay, hang on.

*Cue me turning up the volume*

Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du

R: …..
S: Do you hear it?
R: Yeah…
S: You know what song that is?
R: Yeah…I think so…
S: Are you ssssssssure?
S: :))
R: *making vomiting sounds*

We hung up after the song ended. Later this afternoon, we talked about my little spontaneous phone call.

S: So you still have that song in your head? :))
R: Yes…
S: :))
R: You suck!
S: :))
R: Oh you really suck!
S: I know :)) Mmmbop ba du dop
R: :puke:
S: Oh admit it, you like that song!
R: Maybe…
S: Oh I’m so getting that song now!

Twenty minutes or so later, we both got the song. We played it and sang together to the song, all the while bopping our heads and laughing our asses off. It was fantastic! I think Rob secretly enjoys that song even though he doesn’t wanna admit it. =))

I had a wonderful 09/09/09. How about you?

Happy 09/09/09 everyone!


September 7, 2009

I have been wanting to get Famous Amos cookies for a while now and the flavour I absolutely love is the macademia cookies, without the chocolate chips.  The thing is Kuching’s Famous Amos’ don’t sell that specific flavour, even at the airport. I’ve asked many times. I used to buy the cookies in KLIA but now that much of my travelling days are over, I don’t get any chances to buy any.

I find the chocolate chip macademia cookies very sweet and the Famous Amos’ in Kuching have those. So anyway, I was at Boulevard with the parents the other night and the mall had a Famous Amos store. (They also have a stall at the lower ground). I was curious enough to wander in there to check if they have the macademia cookies. As I peeked through the transparent containers where the cookies were, a guy who I assumed to be the manager literally raced over and asked if he could help me with anything.

I then asked whether they have just the macademia cookies and he said “Yes”. I was confused because the label I saw said “Chocolate chip macademia cookies” and so I repeated myself, saying I just wanted the macademia cookies, with NO chocolate chips. He then told me that they DO have it but they mix it up in the pile of chocolate chip macademia cookies but they do not sell JUST macademia cookies.

Before I could say anything he instructed a girl over the counter to make a fresh batch of the macademia cookies. I was stunned and thought maybe I heard wrong. At this point the girl was already looking for what I assumed to be the macademia cookie dough.

I felt kinda awkward (for the lack of other terms) and asked if it will take long to bake the cookies. She informed me “About 15-20 minutes so I have time to let the cookies cool down”. I was like :-O

She was REALLY going to make a new batch just for me. Feeling self-conscious, I lied and told her she didn’t have to do that for me because I was leaving anyway. Perhaps next time.

She responded by saying there was another way I could get the cookies faster. She offered to PICK OUT just the macademia cookies from the pile of chocolate chip macademia cookies. Again, I was STUNNED. :-O

I told her it was okay because I found that to be way too troublesome. I mean I was only going to buy like 100g so it wouldn’t even be cost effective for the store. ;))

She assured me it was no problem at all because (and I quote) she didn’t “have much to do now so it’s ok” so cheerfully and started picking out cookies! As she was choosing the cookies I jokingly said to her “If I had ordered 500g of the cookies you wouldn’t be doing this would you?” She laughed, saying she would if it wasn’t that busy and continued picking, all the while smilling!

Few minutes later, voila! I got my bag of macademia cookies. How cool was that?! Okay, maybe it’s not THAT cool but I still think it is so there. 😛

I am seriously impressed with the Famous Amos at Boulevard and the people they hire. They are friendly, helpful and very polite. It’s very rare in Kuching. Remember my many rants about bad service and rude staff in this blog? I am very impressed indeed.

I don’t think I will go back there and ask the staff to pick out a certain flavour of cookies for me from a huge-ass pile but I certainly will buy cookies from them whenever I get my Famous Amos cravings, rather than driving to the airport where the staff are RUDE.

So, to all of you Famous Amos cookie lovers in Kuching, go patronize the store at Boulevard.

P/S  No, I was not paid to write this. They didn’t even know I was going to. I’m just sharing my experience.

Wet Dog Smell

September 1, 2009

Today I decided to help out my dad by giving Leo a bath. He really did smell and flies were enjoying the “scent” of his body.

Since I have had some free time lately, I’ve been grooming him little by little. Initially he ressisted and attempted to nip me here and there but nothing violent. Now he has knows that no matter what he does I will keep snipping off chunks of his dried-out-mud-coated fur. I have to say I am quite pleased with the results. Anyway, back to his bath.

His whole bath took me over an hour. I was scrubbing off mud and spraying water on him. I think I scrubbed him with soap 2-3 times, he was that dirty. The last step was to use some organic lavender scented shampoo that did smell good on him every time my dad bathed him. I let him soak in the shampoo for a few minutes, which was instructed on the shampoo bottle to ward off ticks and fleas, while I cleaned out his cage. The darn dog barked like crazy because he HAD to chase the broom I was using around.

After I was done, I went back to him and started spraying water at him. At this point I was squating down and using my hands to scrub off the foam that had build up. I could still smell his stink! I looked him in the eye and said “You still stink dog!” He looked back at me with the most pitiful eyes as if I have wronged him in so many ways by what I said.

Something struck me as strange so I leaned forward and sniffed the top of his head. He smelled great, very lavenderly! I looked down at myself, all wet and strands of the dog’s fur down my legs. I turned to my right shoulder and sniffed.

Holy crap! It was me that stunk! I smelled like a wet dog! :puke:

I looked back at Leo and said “Sorry, I’m the one who stinks!”. He responded by wagging his tail and his eyes twinkling, almost as if he was laughing at me from the inside.  :))

I quickly finished his bath and gave him a treat. I rushed upstairs to take a shower, scrubbing myself down, hoping to get rid of that wet dog stench. Heck I even washed my hair twice, thinking the smell was in my hair! Even after I was done with my almost-30-minute-shower I swear I could still smell Leo’s stench!

I think it was just my nose playing tricks on me because the entire during dinner, neither of the parents complained that I smelled funky or anything of the sorts.

Either that or they are just too used to Leo’s stench that they couldn’t tell.  😐

Tuning out

July 23, 2009

For those of you who don’t already know this, Rob and I try to talk everyday for at least 2 hours at a time. We talk about absolutely everything and anything under the sun, no matter how weird, corny, tasteless, dirty, ridiculous etc You get the point. Yesterday he started talking about computer stuff…

R: You know that computer that *insert name* gave me? Well I was trying to fix it up and I need this *insert part name*. I saw it on eBay for auction and it was about $38…

S: ….

R: *as he went about explaining exactly what part he needs*

S: ….

R: Are you still there?

S: Take note that I’m trying to tune you out :smug:

R: Oh you suck!

S:  I know! :))

R:  😐    Fine, I won’t tell you about it.

S: Really? That’s great! :smug:

R: …..

S: You really wanna tell me about this don’t you?

R: Nope, don’t need to.

S: Okay, cool.  😀

R: …..

S: *snicker*

A couple minutes of silence goes by…

S: I know you really want to tell me. You’re just holding out.

R: Nope, I’m okay. I don’t have to tell you.

S: Okay, suit yourself.

Then we started to talk about something trivial. When there was a pause of silence…

S: So you’re really not going to discuss geek stuff with me?

R: Nope. I’m good.

S: Okay, just so you know I KNOW YOU WANT TO TELL ME   :))

R: Nuh uh. I’m good.

Another few minutes goes by…

R: Okay fine! I’ll tell you!

S:  =))

R:  😐

S:  ROFLMAO Oh yeah, sure, make it sound like I’m forcing you to tell me.


S:   =))

R: *attempts not to laugh*

And that brings our score to: Shin – 537209, Rob – 450

And he told me all about buying a broken computer for the parts that he can use to upgrade his “project computer” as he calls it. (Update: I have gathered more information. Rob told me he has a “few” project computers. Two in the living room, 2 in the dog room and 1 on his bedroom floor). Before any of you think I was serious about tuning him out, it was all for fun. Ya know, me being a smartass and all. We joke around all the time.

*Update #2*

Rob just saw the update and he said “OH YOU SUCK!” Then I said I have to do another update and if I didn’t it would be a travesty to justice. To which he again said “YOU STILL SUCK!”.

*Update #3*

Rob just said that the laksa I had this morning must have stimulated my “sarcasm gland”.



July 9, 2009

Many random things today, all jumbled inside my head.

Apparently now Barn Buddy limits the amount of weeds and bugs you can place per stage per plant, which is ONCE. I started losing interest in playing when I found that out yesterday. ~le sigh~

Personally I thought weed-ing and bug-ing people was the fun part of the game. I find the sight of another’s farm covered with bugs and weeds hilarious, to be completely honest. 😀 Since Rob has spent a few bucks on this game I’m going to play until my BB credits run out and then I will stop. Like I said, it isn’t as fun anymore.

It’s their way of stopping people from going crazy bug-ing and weed-ing in order to acquire experience points and move up a level. Ummmm hello? What’s wrong with that? Isn’t that the whole point of the game? To move forward a level? It’s not like it’s cheating. I mean people really put in some effort to weed and bug people. I know Rob and I certainly do! We giggle like crazy every time we do it to each other.

I had a dream a couple nights ago about my wedding! I woke up half way and thought “I have to go back to sleep! I need to dream more about it!” but unfortunately I didn’t get to continue my dream.   :(   I almost forgot I had that dream until I suddenly remembered it later that day. I can’t remember the details now though, but I bet there was a lot of pink involved. Hehehe

Went to the Hilton for its 21st Anniversary BBQ buffet lunch by the poolside over the weekend and it wasn’t that good at all. People do get very rude when they are hungry. Because there were so many people, there wasn’t enough food for everyone so many of us had to wait in the buffet line for quite a while. There was a rude lady behind me who kept sighing really hard and mumbling complaints. I don’t care that she complained so much, I just didn’t appreciate having her breath on the back of my neck. Lady, do you know what personal space is???

The worst part was she left the line and came back about 10 minutes later and cut into the line again. She told the people behind me (who weren’t there when she left) that she was behind me before and cut in! I was tempted to say something but decided not to because knowing my luck she could be the person interviewing me for a job.

Speaking of rude people cutting into lines, when I was shopping at Watson’s the other day this girl decided to cut right in front of me at the cashier, apparently thinking that her conditioner was more important than everyone else’s purchase. The guy at the cashier looked at me and then her, and this girl just pushed her conditioner on the counter insinuating that he should check her out. Cashier guy looked at me as if wanting me to agree to it so I got very annoyed. I said “Everyone here is queueing up, isn’t that how it’s suppose to be?”. People looked over and girl became very self-conscious and said “Oh sorry sorry”. I said “No problem” and smiled, thinking in my head what a bitch she is. :P  Now, is it just me or is a cashier suppose to say something when people cut in a queue? 8-|

Went to Guardian a few nights ago and again I was faced with a rude bitch. I paid up and this cashier girl gave me a change of RM1.35 or something. My point is there was a RM1 note given to me and it was torn. I was surprised so in reaction I just said “Eh ini koyak lah” (This is torn) to the cashier and placed the RM1 note on the counter. Her facial expression turned more bitter and black than burnt toast (She already looked unfriendly in the first place). She then placed my bag of things on the counter rather hard and I judge this by the clank I heard. There was glass bottled deodrant in the bag by the way.

She didn’t say anything to me and continued checking out the next person. I thought fine I’ll let her finish and waited. This next person paid with a credit card so while waiting for the transaction to clear, this cashier just stood there and waited, instead of giving me another RM1 note. When she was finally done with that customer, she in all her glory pushed a few buttons on the cash register, rather “enthusiastically” I might say, as to show dissatisfaction.

Her colleague walked over enquiring what she was doing and at that moment she took another RM1 note from the cash register, gave it to her colleague and said “Nah bagi ngan nya” (There, give it to her). I was f*cking standing right in front of her. What? She thinks she’s too good to even hand me a RM1 note? If she thinks she’s too good for the job then quit! Go be a brain surgeon then or go save the thinning ozone layer or cure cancer then no one will bug her about a torn RM1 note. ^$%!%!#!#@# BITCH was so testing my patience. At one point I was tempted to throw the RM 1 in her face and tell her to f*ck off but didn’t. I know manners very well, thank you. I took my money, looked at her colleague who I think was a supervisor because  the difference in uniform and said “She is VERY rude”.  With a name like “Siti Shirley” (or as Rob said “Shitty Shirley =)) ) someone should really teach her some manners and common courtesy. BITCH.

I don’t know what is with me and meeting the series of rude people in the past week. Hoping for a better week ahead!

Hooked on Barn Buddy

July 7, 2009

I finally jumped in the band wagon of Barn Buddy, an application on FB. I have to say that I am totally hooked on it.

I am so hooked on it that I stay up later at night just so I can either steal other people’s crops or harvest mine so that other people can’t steal it. Yes I am sneaky like that. LOL

I also got Rob hooked on it. I keep bug-ing and weed-ing him and he does the same to me. =))


The other day we were talking about how to get more Barn Buddy credits to buy fertilizers and I found that you can actually purchase 4,000 credits for USD1 by PayPal or credit card.

Rob decided to buy us both 4,000 credits each. Lol


It was probably his weirdest USD1 spent on anything. I laughed my ass off at what he did but at the same time I realized just how addicted he is on Barn Buddy now, not to mention how proud he gets when he manages to steal plants from other people just before they harvest.  ;))


Within seconds after paying, I got my gift!



I starterd out the day with 2,400 credits and then I had 6,400 credits. 😀

Yesterday he surprised me with another 4,000 credits as I was complaining about how I have already spent half my credits and that I couldn’t justify buying the different fertilizers I wanted to make my plants grow faster. Thanks baby, for feeding my addiction! 😡


June 21, 2009

I was going to do a post with pictures but Streamyx is f-ed up and I can’t upload pictures on Photobucket. Been having problems with loading websites and whatnot a lot lately. I have no idea what those idiots are doing. One day I can connect to the internet, by evening the modem doesn’t detect anything. At times I can’t even go on Facebook. PPPFFFTTTTTTT

Anyway, if you guys noticed I’ve added a couple of new things on the sidebars.

First is the chatbox/tagboard/whatever you call it. I’m using Shoutmix for the time being, until I find something better. Features that I prefer requires a premium PAID chatbox but I don’t see the need to pay for that service at this moment. It’s not like my blog is uber popular. So if you’re too lazy to leave a comment (which is moderated) you’re welcome to leave me a message on the Chatbox. Thanks! 😀

Secondly I’ve jumped on the bandwagon of Twittering. You can “follow” me on the left sidebar or go here. Initially I had some problems updating via my mobile phone but it worked eventually. I suppose it takes Twitter a while to finally register my number in their system. So far Rob is the only one following me and I really don’t expect anymore but it’s just fun to play around with this new thingy (wow I am so eloquent tonight). Anybody is welcome to follow me although my life isn’t as exciting as most.

In a totally different subject, I watched a really vulgar crude movie the other day. It’s called My Best Friend’s Girl. It’s really BAD but in a good way. The crude dirty dialogue was absolutely hilarious, if you’re into that kinda humour. To be honest I wasn’t at all that into that kinda humour before, but after watching Tropic Thunder (highly recommended bu Rob’s brother) with Rob and his dad, I learned to appreciate sexually vulgar humour. =))

Let me give quote some examples:
Scene: A mother was lamenting how old she felt because her daughter was getting married.
Guy: I bet back in the day you were one hot slice of fuckberry pie.
Mother: You bet your sweet ass I was.

Scene: Guy picks up girl at house for a date. Girl’s room mate opens the door.
Girl: She’s my room mate.
Guy: I bet she gives great head.

Scene: Guy commenting about friend’s hair.
Guy: Look at me. You look like Chewbacca and Sasquatch had a baby, and that baby took a shit, and that shit was blinded in a knife fight moments before styling your hair.

Yes, Guy is an absolute asshole. That was the whole point of the movie. LOL I’m sorry if you find them offensive but lighten up, it’s suppose to be funny! And if you don’t find it funny, I think you should watch the movie. It’s HILARIOUS.

Nothing will ever make me forget Tom Cruise’s role in Tropic Thunder when he said: “Now I want you to take a step back… and literally fuck your own face!”

Okay, I better call it a night before I quote more vulgar dialogues. Night y’all!


June 11, 2009

There was a blackout for more than an hour earlier. It’s such a warm and humid night that just laying on my bed waiting for power to come back on made me sweat. I was happily watching Desperate Housewives in my A/C room and then POOF I was sitting in the dark. First I lit scented candles in my room thinking that for the first time in a long while, they may actually get used. Fifteen minutes into it I began to feel the heat and then I blew them all off.

I called SESCO, which apparently has 24 hour service now, which I never knew  until tonight, and was told that they have already received complaints and that they had already sent someone to check out the problem.

The funny thing was the houses across the street were all lit but the houses in my row and those behind were out of power. The neighbours were probably thinking we all coincidentally didn’t pay our electricity bill or something. :P  Okay that was kinda lame, thought I could make some witty comment on the blackout issue but obviously I failed. OH WELL.  

The blackout lasted about an hour and half. It was probably one of the longest hour EVER. I’m really glad we got power back. Sheesh I don’t think I would be able to sleep tonight without my fan running. I normally don’t like to have my A/C on the whole night while I sleep cause I find that wasteful. The way I see it I’ll be sleeping so I wouldn’t know the A/C was on or not. As long as I am comfortable with the fan running, its okay by me. Lol doesn’t make much sense does it? That’s just my sense of logic I guess. *shrug*

Anyway it’s getting late. (1.52 am) I am off to bed now, with my fan on high!  😀

Oh happy happy day!

May 28, 2009

I am now blogging on WordPress. Somehow it’s very exciting. Yes, I know. I’m sounding more like a geek day by day.

Am UBER happy today. Got some great news, of which I will share soon enough. In the mean time I’m just really ecstatic to be on WordPress FINALLY. It only took me like 4 years. Sheesh, I sure do procrastinate good.

I can’t wait to use the password protected post feature. That means I can write more personal stuff and control who reads it and who doesn’t. Not that I am saying I have some bitching to do at the moment (hmm or do I? Shall ponder on that for a bit). Or maybe I’ll do a “roast” in the near future. In due time my little minions…in due time.

I still have a few things to sort through. Have to categorize all my previous posts which will take AGES but needs to be done. Then I’m thinking of moving all my pictures over, instead of hosting on Photobucket which has been slow lately. That will also take EONS. Slow and steady steps Shin…slow and steady…

I haven’t given much thought on what to write in the “About” page so it’s just a meaningless sentence for the moment. I will let you guys know once I get to writing it. I also intend to add a couple more pages about other things, so do come back and check often.

The header picture was taken during my winter trip to the States. It’s a cropped version of one of my most favourite pictures taken there. Thinking of changing it but I still haven’t found a picture that I like as much. I’m also wondering if I can find a widget out there that will load different pictures with each page refresh/load. Have to research on that more and discuss with Rob. Anyone reading this have any idea? Please share!

Oh and none of this would’ve been possible if Rob didn’t set me up so THANKS HONEY! I love you lots. You THE man baby!

Okay, I’m going to sign off now.

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