Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Rose is Rose and Baby Blues!

I love working in One U. I'm sure that some of you still remember Baby Blues and Rose is Rose. Both are parenting comics, but what makes it so appealing is that the humour is a mix of reality and fantasy.

Rose is Rose is a comic with a definite Christian Slant. After all, what comics have angels and the Wonder Of God in them?

And Baby Blues is sweet. :)

Nite! :)


It doesn't really pay to get out of bed.

Workers should know this.

We now return to your regularly-scehduled blogger.

Muse Angela.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


Trying to find cheats for this game I'm playing is seriously difficult! I mean, how hard is it to find PROPER codes for Pokemon?


Just thought I'd post. After all, I'm only one more post behind after this! :p

Sunday, January 23, 2005


And I have a big one. Not to mention that I still haven't written my resignation letter yet. I'm lazy. :p

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Goodbye Kimmy!

Yesterday was the last day of one of the execs in my department. Her name was Kimmy. She;s moved on to work for another company.


Pat :p


My BF is probably going to scream at me for not giving him warning, but I saw my ex the other day. And he hasn't changed. Well, minus the fact that he's taller than I remembered. And the girl with him was pretty cute. I think she deserves better, but that's assuming that they were together in the first place, which I think may be a false assumption.

Seeing him brought back some weird memories, but the question most uppermost in my mind was WHAT WAS I THINKING? WHAT DID I SEE IN HIM? Seriously, when I think about, it seemed that I was probably like any other teenager at that age; I fell for any guy who saw me first as a girl and then as a friend. Okay, so I admit, I'd rather be friends first rather than anything else, but we're allowed a few laspes now and then, aren't we?

So yeah, that was what happened two days ago.

Oh and dearest?

I'm glad we're still together. :)

Yes, I admit...

That I am three posts behind. In case you were wondering why, one of the reasons was that I was on the afternoon shift, which more or less puts me on a very late scehdule. By the time I get back from work I'm normally too tired.

However for those of you who want to know what has been happening in my life for the past few days, please read the next posts (which I assume that you already have by the time you're reading this).

JA! :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


For those who can't guess, that means that I've been hooked by the IMAX Cinema @Berjaya Times Square.

Five storey screens.

12K Watt surround sound system.

Need I say more?

Monday, January 17, 2005

Not bad...

I found out that there's a new Turkish ambassador in town. And one of the first things he/she did was to send out people to find books about Badawi, Najib, Albar and the Agong. Not bad...

Pretty interesting, no? :)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Review... Again! :)

This is the review for a really great book for writers, and even readers who are interesting in dabbling in writing. If you're like me and have no idea/clue whatsoever on how to make sure your character is consistent, get this. It is:

The Writer's Guide to Character Traits
Edelstein, Linda N. Ph.D
Writer's Digest Books
Cincinati, Ohio
ISBN: 158297246X

It's a good writer's guide to painting their characters as it's based on a psychologist's experience and education on people. Not only does it comes with profiles of human behaviour and personality types (as mentioned on the book cover), but it also lists psychological disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Case studies and examples of everything is also given, and it's an easy read (except perhaps for younger teens, they may need a dictionary). The best part is, it doesn't lie. They talk about the bad and the good, from the mild to the extreme.

You have not only just what the disorder is, but what happens when it goes to the extreme, and when behaviour turns pathological. That said, I found most of the information good and it'll probably help me in fleshing out my charries (may just buy it after all). At about RM63.90 it ain't cheap, but seriously, this is ONE book I'd recommend. Hey, how many character books are so up-to-date that they'll tell you about internet computer crimes types?

The characters traits are interchangeble, and coming from the Writer's Digest (which is a pretty good resource IMHO) you can use them in any genre. So get it! I know I probably will! :)


Towards the end of the day, all I did was shrink-wrapping, and let me tell you, it was fun! (But you have to admit that you had to do most of the books a second time- Muses)

Then again, my mom has turned into the BITCH again, and as usual, I'm not mincing my words. CNY is coming near, and I know the real reason why she wants to make sure that the house is spotless... She's been watching Lillian Too again. Seriously, she has the gall to say that my bro's and my protestations against feng shui is CONSERVATIVE! So why not compromise and use Christian symbols instead of the Chinese supersitions? After all, they work the same according to the 'Mistress.'

I completely forgot!

Yes, I completely forgot to post, but this is one of the two posts I missed (or was it only one?) In any case, so far things were going well on Friday, only a little tiring... Saturday was worse... T_T

Friday, January 14, 2005


Why is it that there are so many women in sales, but not many in exec positions? :)

Glass ceiling?

Ooooohhh..... Colourful patterns.

Power Outage updated

For those who don't know, between 12.15pm to 12.45pm yesterday, there was a power outage. The outage occured because one of the switches tripped at the Kapar power station, but the power was restored between 1.30pm - 4.15pm yesterday, though as off press time at about 4pm, there were still areas that had not received power. However, the response and turn-around time was still far quicker than the last nationwide blackout in 1996, when the power was out for a whole day. That time, it took about one day to restore power.

The good news is that most of the essential services (read: Hospitals) were not affected. Apparently the only services in Hospitals that were affected, were mostly manual services such as blood tests and consultation. However, from what I heard (over the news no less) there were contingencies for this, so that should not be a problem.

Telco services were down, and contrary to what most said, the power knocked out communications. I received my messagesonly AFTER power was restored to my place, though to the curiousity of my relatives, the shops near my place were still out of power about 15 minutes after we received ours. Weird.

That ends this (mostly) factual report. See ya!

About time!- Muse

Thursday, January 13, 2005


There apparently was a Peninsular-wide power failure at about 12.25pm today. The effects were apparently felt all the way to Johor. What caused it, I don't know, but the simple fact that I can post this on my blog would probably tell you that power is back.

More when I find out. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


I just HAVE to get sick when I'm off. Why couldn't this happen when I'm working? t_t

Monday, January 10, 2005


Met this girl named Marisa in the store, turns out that she was an ex-employee and the one who got the manga section up. SHE'S ALSO A MEMBER OF GAIA ONLINE!

And she says that she sees me around a lot on the forums. Yipes! :0


Met this girl named Marisa in the store, turns out that she was an ex-employee and the one who got the manga section up. SHE'S ALSO A MEMBER OF GAIA ONLINE!

And she says that she sees me around a lot on the forums. Yipes! :0


It's the intangibility of the evidence of faith that makes it so powerful. We may have evidence of our faith in something, but to actually have evidence of what we actually believe in is to take away the wonder.

That's why I like my God to be somewhere close by, seen yet unseen.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Review: The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

First off, I bought into the hype (deplorable, I know, but I was BORED!!). So I borrowed the book, not really knowing what to expect. And going in with few hopes except the one that I could not put the book down was right on the dot. I could not put the book down. However, just because I couldn't put it down doesn't mean that I would read it again. It reads like a conspiracy novel, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

The hero is a middle-aged professor who gets a call needing him to decipher a series of clues left by an old man, the curator of the Louvre Museum (if you don't know what that is, you should be shot). What follows is the deciphering of clues left behind, some old, some new, most symbolic items and information availble only to those in the 'know.' Though he does a good explanation of explaining what these symbols are and how they figure in not the story, but also what they mean in the culture. However, one feels that he's missing something.

There is attempt to reinforce at every turn the belief that the Church is bad, which while I find interesting at first, but became tiresome later in the book. Innocence and death feature prominently in the book, though I find the use of it in the death of one of the most interesting villains in the book a little take a little bit of hard following. Silas though, was endearing in trying to make up for his mistakes, and he was especially touching.

All in all, it's a good book to read if you want something nice and heavy to eat, but it's not something I would read. It's not my cup of tea. Oh well. Read it yourself.

Be warned Christians, it might shock you.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Talk about a con job

I don't know whether anyone has noticed it except me and my family, but I think the nine-day survivor who said that he wanted to stay and work in Malaysia because he's lost everything in the tsunami, including his family, is actually a con job. Now, if he had said that he wanted to stay in Malaysia because someone already told him that his family was dead, that I can swallow. If he said that he saw most of his family was gone, that I can swallow. If he said that he hoped to one day return to Aceh, that I can ALSO swallow (Actually you can swallow a lot, can't you?).

But no, he doesn't say any of that. And there was some reports that said that he was found with antibiotics and other medical supplies (forgot who Yeah right) on him when they picked him up. I don't know, but I'm suspicious of this guy.

Care to tell me otherwise? *Please, I really want to be wrong this time.* :)

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Did some work today...

And by work, I don't mean work as in my job, but on my stories. Wrote some new ones, explored a little about Celeste and Karma, and I still need to write more, but the good news is that I'm getting insights into them. I hope that it works, because I really want to keep writing what I wrote about it in Nano. Do you have any idea what you just asid?- Muse.

BTW, apparently according to astrologers, there's now a tenth planet in the system, and her name's Sedna. It's nice to see a planet (or planetoid, depending on whom you're talking to) named for a person NOT in Greek Mythology. It's great. :)

Night everyone! :)

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

I'm so tired!!!!

But my new year resolution is a post a day. So this is my post. Good night.


Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Nothing much to report today...

Just that we got some new books in and that Petshop of Horrors looks GREAT! I think that'll be my next manga to collect. :) Night everyone! :)

Monday, January 03, 2005

Final Farewells are hard to swallow

Today was the last of the 7-day prayer meeting for A. Aggie, and to commerate it (for the lack of a better term) we had praise and worship followed by the prayer meet itself and finally some light refreshments. It was quite nicely done, but the saddest thing of all, I felt, was that we were saying our final farewells to her.

For those of you who don't know, she was my dad's sister, and one of the most jovial and cheerful, tireless person I ever knew. She never failed to crack a joke, to take life by all it's fullness and pour it into spots that needed filling. When the prayers mentioned her as a person who gave up her life for others, I think I can safely say that all of us agreed. In fact, I heard someone say that she was one of the 'hidden' saints, people whom others recognise as being saints, but for some reason they escape the notice of the world.

When you're standing at the gates of Heaven, the only thing left to do would be to comfort your relatives. God Bless and rest her soul. Goodnight everyone. :)

Sunday, January 02, 2005

New Year, Old Disasters II

Just when you thought when people would change, they go the other way. I was hoping (to an extent) that with the death of my aunt, at least they would be fewer in-fighting among my father's generation, but according to my mom, she'd just argued with my godmother about something my uncle did. Seriously, don't these adults have anything better to do? Then there was also this rejection from my cousin sister... More like rudeness actually, and I admit, I was at fault a little for saying the same thing again, but did she have to be so rude about it?

This New Year may mark the end of the world, but that won't stop me from keeping my spirits up. Blessed New Year and may the Lord bless and keep you safe this year! Wasalam!

Saturday, January 01, 2005

New Year, old disasters

For those who don't know, my aunt passed away the day after Boxing day, shortly after the tsunami. We found out about the tsunami later that night, and lie most other Malaysians, we were worried about our relatives in Penang. Thank God that not only were they safe, but my friends in Penang were safe too. The saddest thing of all that happened though, was that my aunt died the day after that. One thing that came into mind that perhaps the two losses were linked. My aunt was one of those people who made life fun no matter the situation and pain.

I don't know. There were so many prayers this New Year.


Blessed wishes, Patricia.