Sunday, June 29, 2014

How to celebrate your 30th birthday

My birthday is on a Monday this year, so it makes sense to celebrate on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 

Next year, my birthday will be on a Tuesday, so we will stretch the celebration to include Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. And then when my birthday falls on a Wednesday .... well, you get the gist. 

You may think that I am unreasonable, but since our date of marriage registration is adjacent to Wewo's birthday, Wewo actually enjoys ONE WHOLE WEEK OF BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS EVERY YEAR, like, forever and ever! 

Day One - Warm up with lunch at our favourite Korean restaurant at Taman Desa, followed by pork and beer at Brussels, Jaya One. Wewo is one happy birthday participant! 

The one birthday cake I cannot eat because it is my VERY FIRST office birthday cake. And if you zoom in on the custom birthday card, you can see that someone wrote: BEST BOSS EVER. I also like how the designers photoshopped my legs to be so slim and sexy. Good job!!! 

When I was a little girl under 20, I had a list stuck to my study table about the list of things I wanted to achieve by 30. I can't really remember the entire list but I am proud to have checked off a few of the items: 

- Learn to cook
- Own a house
- Drive a car
- Be independent 

I think I'm alright right now and it feels pretty awesome to be full-fledged adult. For my birthday this year, I wish that everyone around me will always be healthy and happy. Because I am officially a Lao Niang (old woman) now and can bestow wisdom to everyone else, right? Please be happy everybody!

And also... please, somehow let me still look this good even on a bad hair day and no make up at age 35. Kthanks... off to sleep now! Tomorrow is Birthday Day 2 - SPA DAY at Mont Kiara! Yahoo!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Are you always angry at work? Read this.

I finally found a Debbie Downer at work! You know... the kinda guy who basically walks around and spreads gloom as though everything in the whole world revolves around him and it sucks - he's angry, he's sad, he's upset and he's so totally not afraid to tell everyone about it. 

Let me first explain that the reason I actually got back into work was because it simply wasn't work. 

We don't do overtime, we end promptly at 4pm waaaaaay ahead of the traffic jams. We have great employee benefits to ensure that we retire well and even our families have insurance coverage, delicious food in and around the office, plenty of young good looking people work in the office and we're creating business solutions that do good. Did I also mention that our bosses are located in a different country at a different timezone, so we don't even have to mind our clothing, language or behaviour? 

I have fun everyday I show up at work, so it really amazes me to come across this guy who is so angry, so upset with everything in life that he can't even find the will to laugh or smile. Luckily, I do not have to work with this guy but I do hope that he sees life differently soon.

I think that if you can't even bring yourself to enjoy working in such a carefree, fun environment, then you might actually need serious help dealing with your unhappiness. 

I also think that people who go to work expecting work to make them happy are kinda weird. 

You make yourself happy, even when it's raining and you're stuck alone in the office on a Thursday night. You make yourself happy, because choosing to be angry and sad and upset 24/7 just means that you WANT to be negative, you WANT to waste your life like that and you WANT all the bad things in life that are happening to you.

Why do so many people feel unhappy at work?

The topic of unhappiness came up at brunch today and I was amazed that a majority of people in Malaysia actually go to work - expecting to be cajoled, entertained and taught how to be a good employee. Majority of them actually apply for work in larger corporations and then end up raging against all the red tape, politics and dangerous executives they have to deal with. On one hand, it's good that there are still plenty of idealistic Malaysians around but on the other hand, I kind of wonder why people bother signing up for jobs without actually considering whether or not they fit in the culture of the business. 

For international readers - do keep in mind that it's unbelievably EASY to get a job in Malaysia as the country is literally thriving with start-ups and foreign investments. Honestly, if you can't find a job that will bring you more pleasure in life, then it's probably because people can sense how working with you will be a pain in the ass.  

You are awesome and talented. Please don't waste it away doing something you don't love. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pam's May Mayhem and Mishaps

We're welcoming a new intern on Monday! It's super exciting for me because I scouted her. *smug* I also hooked her up with a higher salary because interns don't get paid a lot in Malaysia - which is pretty unreasonable, in my opinion! 

In May, I ...

1. Stepped into Zouk KL for the first time. Apparently every Chinese girl in KL goes to Zouk for her very first clubbing experience? It's kinda small so I don't really get it.

2. Went to my very first Comedy Thursday event with Harinder. I wanna go again in July!

3. Watched Xmen, also with Harinder

4. Hated Maleficient, but at least the tickets and popcorn was free

5. Watched 2NE1 live. I hope I get to see Park Bom in person once every year for the rest of my life!

6. Attended the Brilliant Brothers performance at the KL Philharmonic Orchestra

7. Stayed up till past 1am at Bangsar, having dessert and liquor at W.I.P with Amy. It's been awhile!

This month, my boss is in town so work is revved up 200%. I also a accidentally volunteered to run a 7km marathon tomorrow and am probably going to be organizing a crazy digital marketing event with two weeks notice and no budget.

Life is interesting! Will update u guys about my hair in the next post - it's finally in the shade that I wanted! 

Blessings and skittle kisses, Pam 

Monday, June 9, 2014

My 2NE1 #AON merchandise

In Malaysia, we don't get much opportunity to support 2NE1 - so I made sure to buy lots and lots of 2NE1 merchandise at their concert! 

Goodies galore! 

2NE1 concert postcards - these were about RM30? 

BOMMIE! I watch Bom's cuts on Roommates almost every week. 

2NE1 Jersey! I actually wanted a red one like the ones the girls actually wear at the concert but they only sell those in black. This was RM180 but the material is like second skin. 

It actually looks grey in real life, but reflects white. Kinda awesome if you wear it in a dark venue!

This fan was FREE for all 2NE1 concert fans! 

I needed a bag to hold all my 2NE1 merchandise... this bag was RM10 but the quality is really good. I don't really collect bags, but when I do, I keep them really well - like the Harry Potter paper bag. :) 

You have to buy this to support 2NE1, right? It was expensive though - RM100! 

There are artworks hidden in the 2NE1 CD but I like mine in its pristine plastic packaging. 

It sits really well next to my autographed 2NE1 CD! Nolja! 

Up next: Pam's May Highlights. How are you guys enjoying June? My boss from Australia is in town!

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