Doing my small little part to cheer up someone, somewhere and sometime.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

My adventure with shirts??

Recently a couple of "incidents" happenned regarding shirts.....

1. A while back while in China for work, I was staying at this local govt guests house. So some services that you got used to in typical hotel is not so typical like iron. Most hotels will have 1 in the room or you can loan 1 on short notice i.e. anytime of the day. Since on most of these trips I am out the whole day and will only be back at night so naturally I will do my ironing at night or early morning. So staying in this particular guests house they don't have iron in room and the laundry dept closes at I am stuck with a clean uniron I was asking around etc etc and the staff said he will bring it to the laundry room and iron morning I got a shirt with a hole in hit!!! Shucks and that morning was another mad rush cos I need to get another shirt to be ironed by the laundry dept that opens at 8am........

2. Was visiting a small town about 2 hours from Beijing, again same issue no iron in room and no laundry service after 7pm. Again the staff promised to iron and bring back to me. Since it is a lady this time round thot it would be day ...I got an equally crumpled shirt folded and sent to my room??!!! She didn't hang or anything and she prob took the bus to work :( :(

3. This iron short circuited when I was ironing my shirt and was on fire.....yes on fire.....thank God nothing major you can imagine....blur just woken....stumble to toilet ...then stumble to iron my shirt.......*whhosshh......on fire* didn't even have time to think......must have been reflex action due to repetitive motions over the years.....put down iron+pick up water spray.....repeat until whole shirt is I just kinda put down my iron shockingly and picked up the water spray......eeerrrr.

See mom there is an advantage of using an old iron with a separate water spray......if I had 1 of those new steam iron......the damage would have been more severe as I need to rush out to get water??!! Thank God.

Friday, November 16, 2007


I always day dream of being a painter, photographer and singer........serious you know things you acted out while you were younger when.....especially I grew up by myself until like 8 years old before my bro came along but somehow since the gap is kinda big I always grew up dreaming.......and talking to myself......

Painter - I can't paint even if my life depended on it. A stick man is prob the best I could do.

Photographer - Well with affordable digital camera this has more hope now but still I suck....

Singer - Eerrr I don't think I want to try that, other than back-up and karaoke sessions...hahaha

Ah hobbies that is what it is.....lately I have taken a keen interest on my 3 pots of plant at home.....they kinda provide me with some blib of excitement in my otherwise fairly routine life. 2 months back I separated 1 pot to 2 pots cos it was growing too big for the small pot but I prob didn't do it properly cos both the transplanted pots seems to be dying.....and only seem to be growing into a pink of health....more like green.....these last 2 weeks or so...I hope it continues.

SMART - tunnel, spending, con strategies

Was stuck in the jam for the last 2 days because the tunnel was closed since it was used for its intended purpose on Tuesday.....apparently it prevented a flood after a heavy downpour.

Went to pasar malam last night and bought a cheap 9v battery made from China. The last battery I bought was quite good, lasted me 1 year for my Smart Tag which needed only low volt low power. But as with things with China....the cheap stuff at least, you take your chances....either the battery kaputted before use or my Smart Tag went kaput on me......hhhmmmm 5 years old....oredi I bought it for like RM220 then. Maybe that was the life span or something. Anyway it was a fair risk and return thingy...RM2 for 1 year of smooth toll passing......not bad right?! Well with CPI growing at 3% (my foot??!!!) my toll increased 60%. My cup of drink also increased 20%, I think my bowl of noodle kinda shrank :) or am I getting fatter adn having a bigger appetite??hhmm. Sigh everything is getting more expensive these days.

Somehow thanks to Mr Ford and the industrial revolution nothing is built to last....if not then no new business will happen and no new sales will occur......PCs, handphones, notebooks, cars etc etc you name it will not be churning out new models every 3 to 6 months all in the name of new models/functions but somehow consumers also get a bit jaded and sick of always the "pull" factor doesn't do anymore thus the "push" factor comes in......if it breaks down then the poor guy has no choice but to get a new one.....hhhmmmm how smart??!!