Sense of longing

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Did we fight?

Not exactly.

What happened then?

I don't know. I don't quite remember. I was upset...

Was it something that he said that didn't feel right?

Yes, that's right. I was confused again.

Did he do anything to patch things up?

Well he did. He was sorry & he didn't mean what he said.

Things seemed fine. Why the worried face?

I wonder if he pulled back his words just to make me happy. But deep in his heart, maybe he doesn't feel sorry.

Perhaps you're over-analysing things.

I supposed so. But I don't feel at ease somehow. Like something is missing.

Talk to him.

I can't. He's out of the country for a business trip. He seems so...far away. I'm worried.

He'll be back in no time. Please rest assure about that.

I just want him back home safely. I feel empty when he's not around. I miss him.

I'm sure he misses you dearly too. Both of you know that.

*nods* Words just can't describe anything.

Give him a warm welcome.

I've already prepared a surprise for him. Waiting for him to come home to enjoy it...*smiles*

Shopping bliss

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sometimes things that your beloved say to you might irk or annoy the heck out of you. And having to dive into an argument wouldn't makes thing any better especially when both sides refuse to compromise or utter a plain simple apology.

Rather than dwell over the issue which might eventually lead to a heated argument, I found that shopping does wonders to your bad day. Provided that there's a strong abstinence over the tendency to overspend if your resources are rather scarce or risk ended up broke at the end of the day.

Thankfully, I was still able to control but spending over RM200 within 2 hours is considered a lot, eh? XD. I spent on a new pair of peep-toe pumps cuz I really love shoes. Wish I could buy more but Mum would start yelling at me again =P

And then I bought a perfume that I've been looking for a long, long time. Never thought that I could find it in Malaysia ever since the first time I had a whiff of the scent from a sample that came with the package I bought from YesAsia. From that day, I fell in love with it cuz it embodies simplicity, innocence & sweetness that matches very much to my personality. I didn't buy back then cuz it was too pricey on YesAsia & I was left to only dream of owning one. Here it is before my very eyes & till now, it still seems unreal to me...

Sasa was conducting promotion in which every customer will receive a RM10 for every RM100 purchase. With that RM10 & additional few dollars, I added a facial item to my basket. I've tried it & so far...pretty okay. It actually has cucumber extracts & smells like one too. Not reusable though :/

Come to think of it, I really love shopping alone cuz I actually get to buy things as compared to shopping with friends. Sad to say this but it's very true. Or else, tagging along with Mum would be another favourable option too. I wouldn't have ended up shopping alone today if it wasn't for accompanying Grandma to the beauty centre for her final facial appointment. The weekend crowd at Mid Valley was no doubt there, as per usual. Nevertheless, Kiehl's definitely caught my attention with their out-of-this-world marketing ploy.

As you can see, those "mannequins" are actually real humans being made as one. Believe it or not, they stood still in the glass box for 1 hour - waving to curious onlookers & shoppers every 5 seconds just so to draw attention to Kiehl's current promotion. It's pretty wicked cuz they're pretending to smile at you & pose as still as a tree simultaneously. Impactful as agreed by many but I wasn't sure if it was effective enough to draw crowds to the Kiehl's shop nearby. As a normal person myself, I was amused but in the end I wasn't interested to stop by at the shop. Why? Cuz Kiehl's products are way beyond my budget. Prove me wrong. Perhaps many might've entered the shop after witnessing such an interesting marketing tool by them. After all, I'm only one of the few that doesn't fall under their target market so whether the message had reached me or's less important right? Of course, I wouldn't deny that they were trying to turn people like me into potentials & hopefully loyal ones.

Assumption is not the best policy

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The biggest lesson I've ever learnt was to not assume something that you're uncertain. Why? Because the likelihood of giving wrong information could cause trouble - not only to yourself but others as well. Here was what happened that made me regret what I did.

I was supposed to ensure the sponsored hampers to be delivered to the recipient by batches before the upcoming event this Sunday. The first batch is to be yesterday. And so I engaged a driver to take over the deed while I communicate to the recipient on the expected delivery time. What went wrong? On the delivery note, I only wrote the recipient's landline number cuz I can't remember her giving it to me (as you know...some ppl refuses to provde them due to privacy reasons). When my driver asked for it, I took out my mobile & quickly scrolled through the phonebook list & miraculously found her name in my list. But somehow, my instincts were telling me that it's not the right one though the name exactly matches the recipient's. I ignored it & gave it to my driver. I assumed it was the right one. I was wrong =(

The nightmare - my driver tried to get hold of me several times on my office phone but to no avail cuz I was busy running errands around the department. He said that the delivery address was wrong & the recipient told him she wasn't expecting any hampers. What's worse...she directed him to her father's shop at another location. Being the responsible driver, he didn't want to disappoint me for not fulfilling his promise; he drove all the way as directed by the so-called recipient only to find out that the father wasn't expecting it either. When my driver called again, he was puzzled & a little frustrated with the miscommunication that happened. Then only I realised that the cellphone number I gave to my driver was another person! It turned out to be someone that I got acquainted during college & coincidentally shared the same name as the actual recipient. To top it off, I totally forgotten that I even knew her in the first place. Gawd!! -_-"

In conclusion, the hampers weren't delivered as promised but instead postponed to Wednesday. See what I mean by DO NOT ASSUME? Honestly, I was in guilt for having my driver to travel so many times. It was indeed a huge mistake. Thankfully, he was still very courteous & I couldn't help apologising a thousand times. Moral of the story: It pays to double check & be 100% sure when dealing with important matters.

"Record-breaking" wrapping session

Friday, July 10, 2009

I always believe that there's always a first time in anything you do. It wasn't my first time wrapping a gift hamper to be given to a guest or relative for a certain special ocassion. But wrapping 60 hampers was definitely a whole new experience for me. Especially when you're putting in plenty of your company's products.

Tiring as expected; I was given the honour task to coordinate the entire "project" & to ensure that our sponsored hampers is delivered to the recipients as promised. It took me a day or two to draw out stocks from both warehouses & accumulate the complete set of stocks for the hampers. Then it was non-stop wrapping the next day.

The surprising thing...or should I say the amazing thing is that we managed to settle more than half of the 60 hampers within two hours. Much thanks to great help from my fellow colleagues. Really appreciate their helping hand =)In the end, we took merely two days to accomplish our mission. Now it's in my hands to deliver the prizes on time.

Those of you curious about where the hampers are going to, check out the Kenny Rogers Chicken Run this Sunday, 19 July. Even better, participate in the race to stand a chance to win attractive prizes. Besides, what's better than joining in the fun in the name of charity? =D

Another bad day

Friday, July 03, 2009

Driving myself to the test location while trying to calm my nerves is already a daunting task to deal with. What's more, having to deal with claustrophobia is not helping the whole situation. After parking the car, I found my way to the nearest lift which turned out to be a service lift furnished with black paddings around the walls. That's when my phobia kicked in - knees feeling weak, numb & wobbly while my heart thumps hardly on my chest. That moment seemed like forever as I stood still; struggling to regain composure while cold sweat trickled down my forehead.

As soon as the lift halted on the 5th floor, I quickly dashed out & flee to the loo. I'm not close to peeing in my skirt, mind you. Only checking to see whether my face had turned pale green. Anyways, fast forward to the test scene. For the first time, I interacted with the other candidates - supposedly to be my archrivals competing for the same position. Rather odd for me but oh well...*shrugs* Seems fun~

The one thing which really turns off your mood is that when the examiners announce that you fail to proceed to the next round. And seeing other candidates who've succeeded make you feel even more devastated & embarrassed. Like a failure. What really struck me hard is that I keep on failing aptitude tests countless times that I actually lost count. =(

Just when you thought of finding solace from your other half after an awful day, he cancelled last minute. It wasn't WL's fault to be honest...knowing that he has a more hectic schedule compared to mine. However, everything goes awry especially when you have a bad start for the entire day. I was disappointed, so to speak. But what can we do about it? Shit just happens every now & then. Nobody is wrong. Blame it on bad timing. How did I de-stress? I just cried myself to sleep. Sounds exhausting but it works for me. Hmm...