Thursday, June 17, 2010

Office Oddities

I wish to entertain everyone with what happened this morning. It’s funny to me because if the exact same scenario happened in my old place I would have reacted quite differently, or rather more colorfully. Here I’ve been trying my utmost to be a decent human being with a more mellowed and limited range of reactions.

M being me and B being Miss Blur. Begin with the context that I'm not particular crazy about B to begin with. Simply because, not only is she not the brightest star in the sky, despite being quite 'seasoned' in her work, she has an amazing capability of committing any possible typo, grammatical, mathematical exel error you can possibly imagine.
  • M: *sits down at cubicle after discussion with boss in room*
  • B: M, X called just now and she says she will be half an hour late
  • M: X who? Late fro what?
  • B: alahhhh, X from XYZ la, which X pulak *chuckles like I'm a retard*
  • M: huh? I don’t have an appointment with her, are u sure? She called u? Just now? Do we have a meeting?
  • B: yes she called me and she ask me to tell u she will be late, I don't know what meeting you have with her.
  • M: huh that’s really weird, I really don't have any appointment with her …. *frantically flips through diary and check sms on phone, starts to panic*
  • B: yes la really she just called *sounds insistent and exasperated*
  • M: *phones X’s mobile* hey hi, M here did you call B and say you’ll be late for some meeting? What meeting are we having ya?
         ***** SILENCE******
  • M: Oh you didn’t call? *glares at B* Oh, sorry, must be miscomm then.Sorry, bye.
  • B: Oohh takde ke? Alamak, sorry sorry hehehe. I’m so kelam kabut with my work *laughs and giggles*
  • M: *eyes open wide wide* so actually who was it who called for me if it’s not X?
  • B: I cannot remember.


Turns out there is another person by the name of X who indeed called B to tell B she will be late in meeting B. This X does not know me and vice versa.

Gosh. People do leave their brains at home sometimes.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Giveaways Galore on Beetrice Reviews!

In conjunction with her blog site's 3rd anniversary, my blogger babe Beatrice is having some cool beauty giveaways, check them out pronto! Here's a pic to make you drool  ... good luck and have fun trying!

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Happy 3rd Birthday to Beetrice Reviews!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Entering the Third Trimester

They say the last three months of pregnancy are the most trying among the total nine months. I am now in week 28, and I'm mighty glad and super thankful that God has brought us safely and well so far. We have 12 weeks to go before we welcome the new member of our little family. Anyway this is not gonna be another baby-bore post about the glorious spice and all things nice, in fact, I'm gonna go into the aches and pains of pregnancy for a change. Just for the sake of perspective, and so you would appreciate your mother more! Haha.

For starters, I've been getting leg cramps and muscle spasm since a week back. The aches and cramps comes every time I shift a position; from sitting to standing, from left angle to right. Can't quite seem to find a comfortable angle. The aches range from dull cramps to sharp pains anywhere from the hips downwards. The muscle spasms happens in the middle of the night, always on either calves and it hurts like HELL and I wake up yelping in pain. Sometimes, poor hubs wakes up and tries to massage my poor calves too.

Then the insomnia is starting. I'm tired all the time and I fall asleep readily, only to wake up a couple of hours later to visit the loo .... and then .... I'm wide awake as an owl in the dead of night. Here's where I will myself back to sleep because heaven knows I need to wake up for work the very next day. Sometimes I stay awake regardless and it frustrates me. But when I feel my baby's little kicks and flutters, I'm deeply comforted, knowing he is well and awake to keep me company. I can imagine that sleep will be more difficult in the coming weeks as baby grows bigger.

Running Late
So you can imagine, many a times I'm a little late for work or I'll take the first half off when it gets too bad. Often I just have to suck it in and bear a tiring grouchy day shadowed by insomnia and various cramps. Thankfully my colleagues and bosses are very compassionate and they tolerate this, very much unlike my previous hole, nevertheless I don't intend to take this for granted. Still need to work and earn my keep.

If you have existing allergies they get amplified during pregnancy. So I've to work a little harder to keep my sinuses and asthma under control and sometimes they flare up badly anyway, and you can't have the regular killer drugs to sort them out pronto so it's a discomfort that I've to bear along with the rest up that list.

Water Retention
Then there's the unsightly water retention; it's making me look like a puffer fish. Firstly I can't even wear my wedding band and Tiff&Co bracelet anymore, and some days I'm like; "hello ankles where are YOU???" I'm actually down to ONE pair of shoes that are comfortable through the day. Some of the new flats I bought are sent into hibernation with the rest of my heels.

So there you go, these are some of the discomforts of carrying a baby. But all in all, I'm thankful that for every ache and groan I have, I know it could be worse. I'm also thankful that I have supportive people around me who loves me and tells me how wonderfully radiant I look despite looking like a frumpy humpty dumpty with a very limited wardrobe. All I truly ask for is that baby is healthy and comfortable inside and develop well till full term. So despite my whining, I'm willing to go through all this for his sake. So come what may :)

Saturday, June 05, 2010

An Obstruction of the Weird Kind

I'm going to start the weekend by officially announcing that my baby bump is now so big that I cannot see my own $%&@ anymore! So should I start visiting Strip or go green and cultivate a forest? Or take my chances and just shave in the blind? Haha :D I've been dreading this day though I knew it was going to come sooner or later. Oh well. Sigh.

Friday, June 04, 2010

The Savage Valley of Losers Galore

I have learnt that the best international blue chip organizations does not necessarily hire talents that reflect their stature. And vice versa, a locally established organization does not have the least of talents. And that divine knowledge which has taken me painful years to conclude has driven many sane souls to the abyss of insanity and madness.

So if you ever encounter such losers and feel yourself about to lose it and unleash venomous sarcasm and plot vicious vengeful attacks, as I often envision myself doing, why not take a deep breath and count to 10? Not enough? Then come recite this silly prayer with me, which is already mean in itself but it holds me back from doing something I will truly regret. Who knows it may work for you too :)

"Oh Lord, grant me supernatural patience & grace when faced with the exceptionally tactless, crude, crass, callow and dim-witted imbeciles in my path. Yea, though I walk thru the savage valley of losers galore, let me not falter but stand tall. Amen!"

By this age, I know myself that I'm not the gentle, long-suffering, gracious, patient kinda person and like it or not, I'm just wired that way. But in order to be a more amicable person and mature towards being a good mother to my unborn child and probably more to come, I have decided to take a lighter view of things, and though I'm still learning, I'll find ways to manage my super short-fused anger.
Only God can help, and I guess a little humor won't hurt either. As for now, I really don't want to be a pissy moody mother lest the child of my womb gets the bad vibes! Heaven knows it's not easy given the roles I have to play!