Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pussyfooting With Momo

Hubby rescued a stray kitty almost 2 weeks ago and we named her Momo, see post here.

So how is Momo doing now? These pics testifies that little Momo kitty is well and alive!

Making a new friend.

Getting super sociable.

Cat & Mouse?
Makan time!

Cuddling up.

See ma! I can stand!

Dreaded Truths

I like playing dress-up for big do's for e.g. attending weddings and stuff like that but there's always a nagging worry that eats me up like an ugly goblin.... I'm totally ashamed of myself for saying this and for giving two-hoots even, but I always worry that some irritating idiotic, insensitive, inconsequential distant relative will say something like "Wah you put on weight ya!" then add on with a "Er, but so much better like this" like as though the afterthought is supposed to ... what ... Soften the blow? Cover line for the blurt-out? Justifying the statement? What's worst? "Are you pregnant?" or the worst of the worst "How many months along are you already?" .... when you are NOT pregnant. The evil in me will surely wish whoever says this die a thousand diferent painful deaths. Thank God it hasnt happened yet.

I actually don't care what the hags and goons think of me but it's almost like a serious revelation as they have not seen you in say a whole year or so and there's gotta be some serious truth in it. And that's what spooks me. The truth.

I need to either do something or be a hermit forevermore.

I do wish sometimes I can be those strong confident super duper self assured types when it comes to self-body-image but at thirty one I'm still not getting there I think. It's time to submit to my paranoia beacause no matter how I try to psycho myself that I should not bother and it's substance over silhoutte ... yaddaa yaddaa .... the truth is I do. Sadly. Surrender to being the weak, unliberated woman. Prisoner of my own paranoias. It really gets to me, I can't help it.

I dem super tak larat.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Christmas Carol

Hubby and I had such a wonderful time last night! We caught the opening show of the loved and revered Charles Dickens classic tale, A Christmas Carol, at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac). It was the FIRST ever staging of this tale in Malaysia.

The KLPac promotional poster, taken from

Overall I was totally impressed by the whole presentation, super applause goes to Darius Taraporvala who totally personified the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The children cast were fabulously talented as well. Throughout the play, I thought to myself that this presentation is worth more than the RM60 ticket I paid, I've paid more for less exciting shows. But this is totally worth it.

Well, being the first night and all, there were slight minor technical hiccups, forgiveable and nevertheless enjoyable. So big thanks to KLPac and Christopher Ling for bringing such a beautiful Christmas classic to Malaysians at such a timely season, we need to be reminded at these times, more than ever that generosity of heart and kindness goes a long way. As for me, it was sweetly nostalgic as it was my favorite ever Christmas tale, the Disney version is forever imprinted in my head.

For those who are keen, you can get the rest of the synopsis here: This is great for the whole family; a wonderful December event. Here are the brief details:
  • Director: Christopher Ling
  • Venue : Pentas 1
  • Duration : 12 - 28 December 2008
  • Price : RM60 / RM40 / RM20 (students, sr. citizens & the disabled)
  • FAMILY PACKAGE @ RM100 only for family of four
  • CHEAP WEEKDAY TIX @ RM20 flat (Tues - Thurs only)
  • KLPac Box Office: (03) 4047 9000 / The Actors Studio @ BSC: (03) 2094 9400
A walk in memory lane with the Ghosts of Chrismas Carol past ....

The original work first published on December 19, 1843

Growing up with Disney, how can anyone NOT ever seen Mickey's Christmas Carol? (1983)

(Pic taken from

A nostalgic Mickey in sepia tone. (Poster from Wikipedia)

But I don't remember watching the Muppet's version. (Poster from Wikipedia)

The Ghost of Christmas Carol yet to come? Apparently Jim Carrey will star in the coming Walt Disney 3D movie adaptation, scheduled to be released by November 6, 2009. Also stars Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. Me no likes the Jim Carrey but me lurves the Colin Firth :P

These are all I managed to get online, from and latter from

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ten Commandments for Pet Owners

I came across this "10 Commandments" at the vet's office last night at the vet and it moved me to tears cos I thought of our late best friend Zoe whom was with us for thirteen long years before she passed on peacefully at a ripe old age. And we're thankful and glad we have never ever ill-treated Zoe, well, we probably spoilt her with too much rubbish food and did not take her for as many walks as she deserves, but she slept in our beds, rested in our arms and had a great life overall.

I Googled a few similar versions, then merged some to resemble the one we read last night as close as possible. The below is really really true and poignant and sad in a way, but a reality all must face before they make a decision to adopt a furry family friend.

Ten Commandments for Pet Owners

  1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years or more. Any separation from you will be painful.
  2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. Do not break my spirit with your temper, though I will always forgive you. Your patience will teach me more effectively.
  3. Please have me spayed or neutered.
  4. Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than mine. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. After all, you have your job, your friends, your entertainment, I only have you.
  5. Speak to me often. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me. Your voice is the sweetest sound I ever hear, as you must know by my enthusiasm whenever I hear your footsteps.
  6. Take me in when it's cold and wet. I'm a domestic animal and am no longer accustomed to the bitter elements. I ask for little more than your gentle hands petting me. Keep my bowl filled with water. Feed me good food so that I may stay well to romp and play. By your side, I stand ready, willing and able to share my life with you, for that is what I live for. I'll never forget how well you've treated me.
  7. Please do not hit me. I cannot hit back, but I can bite and scratch and I don't ever want to feel the need to do that.
  8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I've been out in the sun too long, my ear may hurt, or my heart may be getting weak, or maybe I'm just dog-tired.
  9. Take care of me when I get old. For you will grow old, too.
  10. When I am old, or when I no longer enjoy good health, please do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having fun. Just see to it that my trusting life is taken gently. And be with me on that difficult journey when it's time to say goodbye. Never say, "I just can't bear to watch it."Everything is easier for me when you are there. I will leave this earth knowing with my last breath that my fate was always safest in your hands. I love you.
I'd like to think if any of our furry friends can talk back, they would say the above to us *sniff*

Zoe; better days.

Zoe; sick and frail at the vet, nearer to her last precious days.

Kitty Rescue

My dear hubby, such a compassionate soul he is, rescued a stray kitten near his office building yesterday. Hubby could not resist, saying the kitty was small, cold and weak and it was just shivering of cold. So he picked it up and brought kitty home in an old Double A box.

We rushed home from work to take kitty to the vet to check if it was in ok condition to keep. Apparently it's a SHE, cool, and she had alot of worms, so we de-wormed her. We can't tell if she will make it until maybe a week or two later. The vet says she could have picked up diseases and the symptoms may not show till a couple of weeks. So we have to wait and see and take kitty back for another check up.

Kitty would not eat so we had to force feed her, and feed her milk replacement with a syringe which the vet kindly gave to us at no cost.

We have decided to name the poor stray kitty Momo. Cos its sounds so "manja", just like us. Haha. We hope Momo makes it.

Hubby and I are both big time dog lovers. I've had dogs for over 10 years and hubby use to have three pooches at one go. Now we have a CAT! We seriously do not know what to do with it and have no idea what to expect from a cat! But our heart goes out to the poor little fella, so helpless and frail. But so "geli" also, I hardly dare touch it, but it's quite adorable.

I only hope she won't set off all my allergies!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Merry Mixed Carols

Hands up who loves Christmas carols??? GAP definitely does!

They made the best ever version of 'jingle bells'!

I really love this ... the people who did this were geniuses! Go check out GAP site here. Pump up the volume too!

Their Christmas campaign features some best loved faces and voices: Jason Biggs (American Pie!), Selma Blair, Flo Rida and Dixie Chicks, just to name a few. Hillarious!

Some excerpts from the site:

This totally gets me into the Christmas mood!