Monday, September 27, 2010

A lunchtime post

Its lunchtime and since B is not in the office, I thought I would catch up on some work and have a cup of instant noodles (expired - big surprise there!). So there I was typing up emails and playing operator (I don't get why people bother calling during lunch time),when I decided that I needed some inspiration to get me through this uber long day and promptly began surfing my favourite sites.

And yes, i feel much better ... a big thank you to these bloggers who share so much of their life that at times I feel like packing a suitcase and knocking on their doors and wishing that they would let me live with them for awhile so that I can be a better blogger, a better domestic goddess (I am still no where near that! Egad!!), a better scrapbooker/art crafter and etc. But alas, I can't since I need to sit here in this freezing box of an office replying to stupid emails, speaking to rude people calling during lunch break and trying to calm myself down into some zen-like mode for my 3 events tomorrow.

I shall not moan or grumble too much. So, instead I shall leave you with 3 things I am grateful for today:
1) There was enough toilet roll in the loo this morning
2) There seems to be less ants roaming around my desk today
3) I get to buy new flip flops since Belle bit the right side of my black ones this morning


I can't recall where I got this image (or the 200 or so images I randomly save on my PC - so sorry!), but doesn't this setting just invoke feelings of peace, comfort and security? I can so so so imagine myself lying on this comfy sunlit bed reading a book whilst munching on some chocolate chip macadamia cookies from Famous Amos (my all time favourite cookie).

Anywhos, I best get back to work. It's nice blogging during lunch. Perhaps I shall do th is more often... or not... *snickers* Hope all of you have an awesome week ahead. Its only 4 1/2 days till the weekend after all.

P.S: Pray that my events go well tomorrow, k?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Being Remembered

Yesterday I organised the second PR Managers Community Network gathering for the Group PR and Communications Managers. The theme for the gathering this time round was Corporate Identity and Branding, a topic which I had actually wanted to study as a second degree.

In the PR2U session, a session where we plan to have external speakers share about a certain topic, I invited my old lecturer Mr L.C to give a presentation about branding as he is one of the branding gurus in Malaysia. 

Mr L.C and I go way back in my IACT days, of which I have never blogged about since blogging was not "in" at that time. In IACT, where I studied mass communications, marketing and advertising (it was a really general diploma), I was blessed to be under the guidance of several good lecturers, the best being Mr L.C who thought me about branding, campaign planning and copy writing I believe. 

I remember days when he would ask me questions when he knew I was either:
a) half asleep 
b) talking to my friends
c) trying to finish my home work
d) daydreaming

At times like this, I wore my 'deer-in-the-headlights' look and quickly blurted out something (sometimes it was right sometimes, totally helpless wrong!) and tried to look as if I really knew what I was mumbling. He would laugh at times and say it was a "good try" and sometimes he would just give me a haughty look and turn his face away from me and say 'moving along...' Needless to say the classroom would erupt into laughter when he said that.

Now even though I 'occasionally' disrupted the class or feel asleep or daydreamed, I really loved what I studied and it came naturally to me. There was no need to really study per se. I found it easier to learn by case studies and examples of which he has plenty of. I was always eager to debate or question him about things when I was awake and fully functioning and it was always interesting and informative to hear his retorts and explanations. 

So yes, I believe I was one of Mr L.C's fav students and this was affirmed by him yesterday *woot woot* and as Mr L.C continued telling my colleagues about his teaching days and how I was a good student and how it would be pleasure to mark my exam papers as he had memorized my ID number,  I was struck by how much he remembered about me. He asked me about what I had done after getting my diploma and if I had gone to USM or if I had succeeded in going to Australia. I had actually forgotten about this plan of mine to go to USM since I could not afford to go to Aussie. After all this time he remembered...

I have to say the feeling of being remembered was like a 'high' of sorts. I felt happy that someone remembered me. Some of you might think it sad that I could be this jubilant about something as trivial as this, but in a world where I get few affirmations, this is like a refreshing drink of cool spring water.

So yea... thanks Mr L.C for remembering. For being a good lecturer and for giving a super presentation yesterday - all of us learnt a lot. And you know what, as Mr L.C spoke, it was like being in IACT again in one of his classes and I felt happy. The feeling of wanting to pursue my studies coursed through me again and well... who knows... perhaps I will one day soon though for the moment, I will start with some of the branding books that I have bought.

Although it was a long long long day, it was a good one. Mr L.C, I hope we meet again soon. I thanked God for having you in my life as a lecturer and a friend.

Friday, September 24, 2010

She stole my heart

Belle stole my heart form the moment B and I saw her in the pet store and now, almost 5 months down the road, every time I see her little face, my heart melts. I love Belly so much and am amazed that I the once upon a time dog hater could love a dog this much.

Thank you God for bringing Belle into our lives 
and for this wonderful experience of having a pet.

Citrusy goodness

The music of Sex and The City OST is playing. It's surprisingly good I have to say.
I sip my favourite bottled Lychee Tea and I reckon that I should pack up my laptop and call it a night, but I am somehow glued to the screen of my uber slow laptop. 

Nothing great or grand has happened since the last time I wrote... but then again, I know with a certainty that its these small moments that make up the best part of my life and Praise God that there have been heaps of these small moments of which I am so thankful for. I will post some more updates soon on these moments... hopefully this weekend but then I know that the weekend would probably be packed with other stuff like bringing Belle to the vet, going to a Raya open house in some far away place, playing monopoly cards or poker, watching DVDs, doing my filing and etc.

Btw, I had a craving for lemon meringue tart from Delicious cafe today after work and bless my mother and my brother for going out to get me a lemon meringue tart as well as a slice of flourless orange cake. I never used to like cakes which did not have chocolate in them but about a year ago, I sorta took a step back from chocolate based cakes to try new delights and I have to say I am not regretting this decision.

The lemon meringue tart was citrusy and sweet at the same time with a light flakey tart base. It was so good I swooned in pleasure after each mouthful!!! Really, its during moments like this that I know my life is good and that I am so blessed. Sitting in my jammies, with Belly and my family with me laughing at the telly and me eating mouthfuls of divine lemoney goodness ~ blissful. The only thing that would have made this whole picture more perfect than it already is, would be the presence of B beside me *grins*

Anyways, I should go to bed. I have an event tomorrow, so there is lots to ogranise and am also presenting some slides and stuff. I pray it goes well and after that... well its Friday! Thank you God for Fridays and weekends. Have a good weekend all *hugs*

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