Saturday, December 12, 2009


what does Y.E.H stand for, you may wonder. if Y.E.S stands for Year End Sale, Y.E.H stands for Year End Holidays. YEH YEH!! I am blogging from KLIA at 1015hrs, Saturday 12 December 2009. I am about to board my flight at 1045hrs to Heathrow, London and I'll be gallavanting all across Europe (Spain, Portugal, Nice, Monaco and maybe Scotland) until New Year. oh yeah. 3 weeks of total relaxation, holiday joy, winter bliss and christmas shopping. you may not be able to reach me via mobile as i did not activate my international roaming, no thanks to Maxis for making me pay a good RM300.
so sayonara. adios. goodbye~ until next year, chow!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

car problem

this morning started well. until i reached Shah Alam. before exiting at Pusat Bandar Shah Alam, i stopped by at Petronas to get a can of Nescafe. i went back to my car and started the engine but it failed. ok, i tried again. and again. but failed. i drank the Nescafe to cool myself down. tried some more but it still couldn't start. ok this is bad, i thought. it feels like the battery's out. panic time!!! it was 850am by the way. i went in and asked for help from one of the staffs at Kedai Mesra.

"bang, boleh tolong tengok tak, kereta tak boleh start lah."

luckily he wanted to help. he tried to start, but the car refused to start. i called my office and asked my staff to call the court and asked to stand down the matter. in the middle of the panic, i told my staff that it was a sessions court matter. i gave her the summons number and what not as a sessions court matter. a few minutes later, she called me back.

"aku dah call court. court cakap takpe, datang pukul 930 atau 10 pun ok."

i was slightly relieved there. but then she said the court interpreter didn't even bother to take the summons number. and the court interpreter didn't even give his name. tak boleh jadi ni. i called my friend Sara, whom i know always goes to Shah Alam courts. luckily she was there but her matter was about to be called. i told her to stand down my matter for me, when she is done with hers. she said ok. i was a bit relieved.

as luck has it, one guy came to Petronas and parked his car beside my car and asked what the problem was. the Petronas guy told him about it and he tried to start my car. still no sign of the engine to start. he then suggested to jumpstart the car using his car.

oh, they asked me, "bila last you tukar bateri?"

"erm....tukar bateri? tak ingat lah..." (time ni malu ok)

"ada cek tak air bateri? ada isi?"

"erm...air bateri? eh ni bukan zero-maintenance nye bateri ke? kena isi air jugak ke?"

"ni bukan. you tengok ni, kan ada tempat isi air ni. kalau yang tak payah isi air, macam kereta i ni," while showing me his car battery.

uh huh...yeah. like i know the difference. by the way, after he jump start my car, my red baby comes alive again. phew~ i was already sweating by then. after thanking them about a million times, i went off. i called Sara to tell her that i'm already on my way to court.

i went up to sessions court only to realize it was a magistrates court matter. panic again. i quickly went up the stairs and luckily they have yet to call my file.

phew~ what a way to kick start the day, huh? terus tak mengantuk for the rest of the day!

oh, wait until you hear my story about the invasion of the ants pulak. macam-macam hal my red baby lately...

the good Samaritan who helped me.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

increase the rate

I want a high, if not very much higher metabolic rate. like seriously, i eat like nobody's business because i just love to eat and a certain someone has been treating me to really nice foods and took me to nice restaurants lately (how can i say no, right? hehe) but i'm too lazy to workout so i could really use a very high metabolic rate so that the calories can burn faster. but then again,

ok, azam tahun baru 2010, eat healthily and exercise religiously.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

weekend project part 20

on raya haji, i decided to make Apple Crumble.

green apples

cinnamon powder


coarse sugar


peel, cut and dice the apples.

put a chunk of butter into the pan and sautee the apples with cinnamon powder until it softens

mix cold butter and flour and rub until it forms a breadcrumb-like texture and add in sugar

once the apples have softened, put into a heatproof baking dish

pour the butter-flour-sugar mixture on top and spread evenly

bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown.

serve warm.

preferably with vanilla ice cream or custard cream (i don't know how to make custard cream so i used vanilla ice cream).

serve and enjoy.