Monday, April 25, 2005

Bali trip

Didn't really enjoy the trip. I was not on a holiday mood nor a shopping mood at that time. Just wanted to be lazy after all the long hours in the office.

The first night was alright as we walked through Kuta town and had some tasty local food. There's a very nice looking and very huge pool next to the HRC that's opened to be public but it's super expensive. I think it's like RM40 per entry. Got pretty tired from all the walking so didn't join the guys at the pool for night swim.

We took a guided tour the next day and went to Ubud. That's for shopping and stuff there are real cheap. Almost everyone were busy checking out stuff and buying so I felt I should buy something too and got a few items. After lunch, we went to visit the King's temple and the monkey park. Later, we went to Tanah Lot to see the sunset. It was a dissapointment as there were clouds blocking the sun just when it was setting. sigh!

The 3rd day was a free day and so after breakfast, I went to laze on a deck chair on the beach with my book and ipod. About 30 minutes later, the girls said they're going out for massage and shopping. I felt that it's too early to head out but since they're going, I followed cos I didn't want them to worry if I were to be alone. While we're having late lunch, there was a procession along the street. Did more shopping, went back to the hotel and dropped the bags off and head to the massage place. Massage was pretty good especially the legs (after walking for the whole day). After that, we walked to the hawker center and tried some of their local food like terang bulan, martabak, rojak, some sup based noodle which I have forgotten the name, etc. We ordered so much food but it only cost Rp 10,000 each.

I missed the beach. 2 of the guys went and saw 10m high waves! It was full moon so the tides were high. The locals were also having some sort of ceremony, thus the procession.

Photos here

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

absent-mind part 2

yesterday, when i head out to work, i forgot to bring my bag of clothes for pilates class. due to an unforseen event, i didn't make it to the class either. today, i left my car keys in my car for the whole day. luckily it was parked inside the office compound. i only realised that my keys were missing when i digged for them inside my bag while i was going to get my car.

4 days in a row is a record! what's up with me? it better not get worse. sigh!

Monday, April 04, 2005


yesterday, went out earlier than usual to have breakfast at mt. kiara before heading to work. just when we're going over to the store, i realised that i forgot the KEYS! so, i had to drive all the way home to get the keys and ended up almost 30 minutes late. didn't think there was any customers though. thank goodness. then when it was time to close the store, we couldn't find the lock. luckily we found it inside a box on the counter.

today, i left the office without the documents for tomorrow morning's meeting. i was almost half way home and had to head back to the office to get the documents. luckily one of my colleagues were still there so i managed to get in and get my stuff. ended up had to pay 2 extra toll. sigh!

why??? too much on my mind? stress? hope it doesn't go on for the rest of the week.

Friday, April 01, 2005


Pilates is a method of conditioning that transforms and rebalances muscles and skeleton into a longer and stronger body. It is based on six original principles: Control, Concentration, Centering, Precision, Flowing Movement and Breath. Movements are initiated from the core and are corrective in nature.

In the words of Joseph Pilates: "In ten sessions you will feel a difference; in twenty sessions you will see a difference, and in thirty sessions you will have an entirely new mind/body awareness."

I've had 2 sessions so far and I feel that it's good for me. It helps to develop flexibility, strength, agility and resiliency in me. A pretty good stress buster as well!