Monday, March 24, 2014

take that money and watch it burn

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately I 've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars


Monday blues. Got home tired and stoned. I'm just sitting here, growing my hair and sipping coffee while I listen to One Republic in acoustic.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A day in my life (March 2014 edition)

Dear Internet, 

Ohaiyo! Long time no blog, and let me tell you why - I have been obsessed with juggling work and having dinners with friends. We literally spent the entire week eating out last week, so this weekend is all about staying at home in comfy t-shirts, drinking lots of coffee and spooning in strawberry Haagen daaz ice-cream while the poodles and shih tzus roll across the living room. We watched three movies today (my favorite was Saving Mr Banks! Disney love!) and I slept so much that I am wide awake right now even though it's past midnight. 

I am trying to work really hard and live really hard these days because I have this weird guilty feeling that I let last year go by without anything really solid to show for it. Is that weird? 

Before you assume that I have most of my life together, I'd also like to confess that on Friday night, my husband and I was passed out cold on our living room sofa by 10pm. We just fed the dogs and ourselves, but we were still in our work clothes (and makeup!) and all the lights were still turned on. 

I only woke up at 6am after the poodles decided to step all over my hair, following which I opted out for a shower and decided to just continue my much needed rest on my warm bed - only to wake up at 11am on a Saturday. After having almost 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep, you'd think I'd have more energy for the day but I ended up taking another 3 hour nap in the early evening. I can't imagine what it'd be like if/and when we ever decide to have little broods of our own. I'll probably drink lots of coffee for many years and pass out when the kids turn 18 years old or something. (=__=)

Also, I just realized that I haven't actually told you guys about my career progression for this year. It's still new and I don't want to jinx it yet, so just know that I'm happy with life changes right now. I'm feeling super, especially since on Friday, I won the MVP award at work - which is really crazy, considering that I've only been there for a month. I'm going to go enjoy my Sunday now so that I can make even more magic on Monday. 

And blogging... I should blog on weekdays again, right? :) 

Obsessively yours, Pam

Friday, March 14, 2014

The nicest taxi driver in Thailand (100% safe!)

Evelyn asked for Mr A's contact details, so here they are again - anywhere you wanna go, he'll take you! Treat him well, everybody. He's our favourite taxi driver! 

Seriously. Which other taxi driver would quietly get you a tourist photo of yourselves for FREE? It was all wrapped up and waiting for us in the back seat on the way back from the floating market. Seriously. 

Day Four in Bangkok was really crazy fun, even though we didn't actually have time to eat anything seriously amazing. This is because we hired Mr. A for the entire day again, which began at 730am as we had to head out early for a Thai wedding:

My breakfast, One Piece style! 

Doughnuts and morning make up in the car 

We made it in time! The house was really far away from Pratunam, in some unheard of housing area but leave it to Mr. A to sort things out for us, so we could arrive there like a boss. Ho ho ho.

Because of this and that, I didn't plan any activities on Day Four so in the end we asked Mr. A to take us around. He chose... the floating market! Which was crazy because we went to the oldest floating market in Thailand and the boys had installed CAR ENGINES onto their boats. 

Eating steaming hot pad thai in the boat was also very posh! 

We stopped by the temple (in the middle of the floating market journey) to ring some fortune bells. 

These two boys have been friends for like, forever. 

My groom and his best man. I love it that we can all go on a holiday together! 

My Japanese boyfriend and his Thai girlfriend. When you are on a holiday you get to wear funky clothes, right? 

After the market, we headed over to the tiger zoo. For RM80, you get to enter the Zoo AND either feed a baby tiger with milk or feed an adult tiger some meat. I chose the baby tiger who turned out to be super huge! 

But she's so happy. <3

This tiger has good taste in men.

The tigers are really playful and will play with you! 

All in all, I think the tigers were the highlight of our afternoon. 

Night time equals round two of wedding celebration. Sorry ladies, we are taken.

I'm representing the Malaysian Chinese in a cheongsam (unintentionally). Yes, it was a Hello Kitty themed wedding! 

I made such a fuss about going to Thailand's McDonalds ...

Haha but it turned out to be just alright. I liked the egg and ham pie more than the samurai burger!

It was our last night in Bangkok, so of course we had to stop by and party at the protest site (which turned out to be safe, very safe) 

I am still praying for MH370. 

Love, Pam 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Larger than life

Like many Malaysians, I spent the weekend wavering between disbelief and total, utter grief for everyone lost on the MH370 plane which literally seemed to have disappeared off the face of the earth. The hours and hours of not knowing, of wondering what has happened to the people who are the reason you live and breathe must be so heartbreaking that one cannot breathe, cannot eat, cannot function as a normal human being.

All I can do is hope and pray, I hope that everyone is alright.

Every moment I refresh the live updates page, I hope that no debris is found, that there are no signs of a wreckage from the plane.

Then I spend some time in agony wondering how an entire Boeing 777 can literally disappear into thin air.

If you are waiting, if you have a loved one on the plane, I am praying with you that they are alright - that everything is alright.

Tomorrow is another day and we need to take a step forward, even in limbo. Move, dear heart.

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