Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Zatil si Budak Perasan


Award ni la hadiah yang paaaaling best untuk Tahun Baru '09 ni! Yeye! Tapikan...memang patut sangat pun budak bernama Zatil di-award-kan Cute's Blogger Award 2008! Tersangat-sangatlah patut. Hiieeee...prasannya aku. Hahaha *uhuk-uhuk*. Apapun, terima kasih sesangatlah kepada Cik Tomato Masam yang amat bermurah hati untuk kasi award ni kat kita selepas disogok dengan eskem BR lima tab besar. Kuang-kuang-kuang. Joking-joking je Tomato Masam ye~ Kekeke...

Tapikan, award ni ada syarat-syaratnya. Kalau tak lengkap rukun anugerah comel, alamatnya kena tarik balik la title comel ni (rasanya la...hehe). Tapi senang je peraturannya...buat tag je. Jadi apa lagi...jom kita tag menge-tag!

Here are the rules of this award:
1. Each blogger must post these rules.
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged, need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.

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My 10 Random Facts/ Habits:

- Tak suka accounting walaupun it's my major (lebeh kurang macam love-hate relationship la...)
- Suka nengok SpongeBob SquarePants *Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePant!*
- Suka sembang-sembang ngan kucing yang dijumpa, tak kisah kat mana-mana pun. Hehe.
- Suka bila hari hujan.
- Ingin pegi memancing.
- Kekadang main tipu dalam Scrabble...ngeh ngeh :P
- Pandai buat teka silang kata dalam surat kabar (tu pun lepas tiru jawapan...toing toing)
- Suka main 2-D video game Super Mario Bros.
- Suka mengayuh basikal tapi takda basikal.
- Suka nyanyi kuat-kuat ketika memandu/sangat gembira/sangat tensen *lalalala~*

Dengan murah hatinya saya menyedekahkan award ni kepada: Dang Lina, Frankie, Miss Bibi, Farha, Mat, Kak Ross, Oon, Mona, Sherina dan sesiapa yang membaca blog ni :)

Kepada semua bloggers dan para penceroboh blog ni...
SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2009 :)

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Ways to Keep Your Sanity Intact

Legal warning: What follows is an attempt at extremely extreme humour. Go away now with your sanity in one piece. I won't accept any part of the blame from the next line forth.

Mind you, this's a reprocessed post. I'd previously published the same post twice in my other weblogs and now I've decided to put this big guy up on the FT blog board. The list joke below was something I had come across in the net more times than Simon Cowell appeared on TV wearing tight black t-shirts. Well go on now and read it! It's jolly funny! And it might come in handy too...hmm...

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice.
3. Insist that your e-mail address is: Xena-Warrior-Princess@companyname.com or Elvis-The-King@companyname.com.
4. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
5. Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.
6. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it “IN”.
7. Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.
8. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
9. Reply to everything someone says with, “That’s what you think.”
10. Finish all your sentences with, “In accordance with the prophecy.”
11. Adjust the tint on your monitor so that the brightness level lights up the entire work area. Insist to others that you like it that way.
12. Dont use any punctuation
13. Ask people what sex they are. Laugh hysterically after they answer.
14. Specify that your drive-thru order is “to go”.
15. Sing along at the opera.
16. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don’t rhyme.
17. Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Wear them one day after your boss does. (This is especially effective if your boss is of the opposite gender)
18. Send e-mail to the rest of the company to tell them what you’re doing. For example, “If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the bathroom, in Stall # 3.”
19. Put mosquito netting around your cubicle. Play a tape of jungle sounds all day.
20. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can’t attend their party because you’re not in the mood.
21. Call 999 and ask if 999 is for emergencies.
22. Call the psychic hotline and don’t say anything.
23. Have your co-workers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Hard.
24. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream “I won! I won! 3rd time this week!!!”
25. When leaving the zoo, start running toward the parking lot, yelling, “Run for your lives, they’re loose!”
26. Tell your boss, “It’s not the voices in my head that bother me, it’s the voices in your head that do.”
27. Tell your children over dinner, “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."

Monday, 29 December 2008

A New Chapter

Less than 3 days to go before the citizens of the world open up a new chapter. Well, some of us might be getting stuck on the current chapter even after year '08 ends or have a long way to go before making a move to the next fresh page...and as for the other group of people, the case is otherwise. Undoubtedly and unfortunately, I am of the former. Why? Because I am a perfectionist and a postponer simultaneously. In other words, I care enough to do things right, but I'm lazy enough to let the little things go. (Note: But I think I've pulled that one off quite well seeing as I have all intentions of completing my daily tasks, but can never seem to get off my lazy fanny and do them!)

And being what I am is one of the reasons why when every time reality hits me hard in the head, I become worried and amazed by how rapid time goes by and how the changes keep on changing real fast. There are scores of things to accomplish and yet too little time to do them. And one of those tasks is my Year ’08 resolution (and of the years before @_@). You see, I’ve got less than 3 days before 2008 ends and I still have not taken any action on this year’s pledge. I could clearly see in my mind that my KIV-ed resolution has been accumulating thick layers of dust and cobwebs (thus creating an antique look) during the past 360 odd days. Tsk, shame on you la Zatil.

Well anyways...babbling about my perpetual procrastination was not what I intended to discuss today, 'cause I am here to wish...

SALAAM MAAL HIJRAH 1430 :)

...and may we be blessed with stronger Iman, barakah & rahmah, better health, and loads and loads of prosperity, peace & happiness! Amin.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Identity Crisis

The Part of You That No One Sees is Troubled


You are compassionate, caring, and soothing.
You like other people to depend on you...
In fact, you don't feel right unless you are helping someone out.

Underneath it all, you feel the burden of everyone's problems.
Without your guidance, you fear that many people's worlds would fall apart.
You like to feel in charge, even if it brings you a lot of stress.

What's the Part of You That No One Sees?

I just completed an online personality test (see above) a few minutes ago. The verdict: Troubled is what I am. That quiz surmised that yet-to-be-proven fact about myself after I completed one graphical question by selecting an image from a collection of colourful pictures that appealed to me the most. And just by executing that single simple step, I would know the *supposedly* real story about my 'true inner self'. How quaintly ironic.

I've had my fair share of participation in this sort of online quizzes back in the time when I believed online-quizzes should have been a part of the Seven World Wonders. Ha, go figure. Well, time has changed...and thankfully, so have I. So at the present time, all these mass-produced generic whatchamacallits we see on the net don't hold any appeal to me any longer.

Somehow though, today the online test has successfully lured me into doing a Q & A session after many years of online quiz abstinence. Gotta give it to whomever-the-quiz-creator-is for the great-but-not-so Marketing approach *applause*. This quiz got my full blast attention by first telling me about all the good stuff about moi (which I don't mind really...ahem), then moved in for the kill by spilling about the dark side of me (I plead not guilty, Your Honor)...and this particular crucial part of its modus operandi is what could potentially evoke me to re-do this test over and over and over and over and over...well you get my drift. Anyways, this must be somekind of a genius marketing strategy or...a crazy commercial plan.

P.S. Oh, here I am...talking and over-analyzing about this matter. I guess that goes to show that the quiz verdict might be right to a certain extent after all--I am troubled.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

I Am Unique...Just Like Everyone Else

“You are a unique person,” I heard someone told me some while back. On a normal day, when I get such *ahem* flattering comments about myself, I would have puffed my chest out and burst my buttons with pride (yea...I know, I know...I’m such a humble person). But thinking about it again now, while I knew the person meant it well, I am not entirely sure whether to consider that as a compliment or otherwise. Please don’t get me wrong. Unique is a special and amazing adjective. Especially when it is directed at you. Because it demonstrates your individuality--thanks to your having great and not-so-great qualities that NO ONE else in this world has--and thus proves that you are not a part of the monotonous-and-regular-like-a-clock bunch of Homo sapiens. However if truth be told, am I truly unique when everybody else is too?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Sacrifice

Just of late, I was roaming around the net and I stumbled upon the above-mentioned word that, at one glance, looks like too big a word. And seems to me, breaking it down to a simpler magnitude appears to be almost impossible, for this term per se carries such a massive load of weight. I didn’t exactly stumble upon the word by chance though, as obviously yesterday was the beginning of Eid-Adha festival and consequently I was merely googling about the occasion and its significance. After spending 30 minutes clicking a link after another in Google to learn more about this event and some other related articles, I came across the word Sacrifice. With my cat’s-like curiosity, I spent another 30 minutes searching about this topic and managed to snag some definitions of the word from the net. As in the Wikipedia definition of it. On the word of the online encyclopedia, the term is used metaphorically to describe selfless good deeds for others or a short-term loss in return for a greater gain, such as in a game of chess.

Prior to reading the definition, one thought popped in my head out of the blue and got me thinking...is donating money and deducting it from your tax a selfless act?

By the by, to all Muslims around the globe...I wish you Eid-Adha Mubarak :)

Saturday, 6 December 2008

A New Old It

For those of you who have been here often enough to be familiarize with this site and haven’t shown your face around here since yesterday, you might have had a 'Huh?' moment when you first get into this blog of mine this day and start wondering if you have gotten into the correct blog. Fret not, for you are in the correct location. And I bid you a warm welcome to my new-look space! The reasons I have altered the designs and the whole shebang will be justified in a bit. However if you are not on first-name basis with my web log...well actually what you’re seeing now is a new fa├žade of my site after it has gone through a revamping-phase just very recently. Just so you know, the original blog name was Life as It is (I called it either ‘Life or LAII for short) and it had a dull, uninspiring design for the layout (no, I am not being scornful folks...just matter-of-fact).

Okay now, what I usually have written in here are the manifestations of my own random thoughts during the time I wrote them and hardly ever have I written about my own life in general (or anyone else’s, for that matter) and any other topics within that vicinity. In short, the former blog name simply does not justify my posts. And I believe the one I have now, Falling Thoughts, does. And as for the layout, I changed it for the reason that the old one is too bland for my taste. Besides, my well-hidden blog muse is in dire need of visual pep talk and this transformation might get it to emerge from wherever it is hiding now and provide me an umpteen-year supply of inspirations and great ideas. Giving this space a face-lift would certainly do the trick. Hopefully la.

Well now...I am glad I got a bunch of unwanted things in my list ticked off. With a new look and full-geared excitement, I am now off to find a story! Wish me luck.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Juh Kaka Srawak 101

Kamek lamak tok sekda pun nulis blog 100% dalam Bahsa Mlayu Srawak, suma dalam Ingris. Bukan tek kamek eksen ka, nak ngeso ka, rasa dirik omputeh ka, apa ka...tapi sebenarnya kita maok blog kita ya dapat dibaca ngan dipaham oleh hamper suma urang. Lagikpun, yalah tujuannya kita ada blog nak...sak rami urang dapat maca. Mun sik mok rami urang maca blog kita, bagus tulis lam diari jak. Skati sia urang paham ka sik pa ditulis kita. Tol sik? Sebab yalah kamek makei Ingris masa fes-fes ada blog ya. Munlah tek Bahsa Srawak tok suma orang paham, nang kamek dari awal kaka Srawak dalam tok. Lagikpun majoriti pembaca kamek tok tutor bahsa omputeh jak. Mun kebanyakan pembaca belog kamek tek kaka Srawak, baruklah kamek nukar ke dialek Mlayu Srawak lam blog tok. Tapi memandangkan tek Ingris tok bahasa umum, jadi kamek gohed jaklah ngan bahsa omputeh. Sambil ya juak, kamek dapat imprup Ingris kamek nak. Sak senanglah nak encarik keja len ari lak. Kata urang tua tek, sambil nyelam minum aek.

Jadi kali tok kamek nak ngumum yang post tok kamek nguna Bahsa Srawak terus. Sekda nak ber-Mister-mister indah. Mun nak ber-Mister pun, kamek pakei 'Pok' jak. Bok sesuai nak. Okeylah, memandangkan tek kamek makei Bahsa Srawak, bagus kamek ngajar terus gine kaka Srawak...espeseli bagi nok ngakon dirik urang Srawak tapi nang sik pande kaka Srawak terus. Nak madah dirik rasa kepak pun kedak tok: "Kami rase keppe lah. Rase macam nak leput nyawe tuk." Cara kaka kedak yalah nok salu diborah oleh geng kamek nok nama Bibi... Mun kita empun borah kaka kedak ya nang lawak la. Mun urang nok ngakon...gine? Ha, sik rajinlah kamek nengar. Kita pun jadi was-was juak asal sidak sebenarnya...nak madah sidak urang Semenanjong, sik juak...nak madah daknya urang Srawak, emmpphhh..jaoh palis. Jadi toklah peluang pakei sapa-sapa yang rasa pelu nak asah mena-mena lidah Srawak ya.

P.S. Bukan nak nganok okey, nak madah jak :). Lagikpun urang madah, nego ya maksudnya sayang. Hehe.

Ngesep
Maksud: Menghias diri
Contoh: Frankie merasakan dirinya kacak dan gap ketika dia ngesep baju yang berwarna gadong dan seluar yang berwarna engkodok yang dibeli kelmarin.

Ternah
Maksud: Duduk baik-baik/Tidak liar
Contoh: “Duduk tu biar ternah, kalau nanti saye pangkong awak dengan keresi nih baru tau!” marah Abu kepada budak itu.

Rampak
Maksud: Mesra/Peramah
Contoh: Zatil memang dikenali dan disukai oleh rakan-rakannya kerana beliau seorang gadis yang rampak. *Kuang kuang kuang*

Lantak
Maksud: Langgar
Contoh: “Baik-baik mase pandu kerete tuh, nanti kene lantak kerebo,” nasihat Yani kepada sepupunya.

Muyas
Maksud: Tidak teratur
Contoh: Rambut Mona amatlah muyas dan kusut kerana tidak disikat semenjak tiga tahun yang lepas.

Sakai/Sakei
Maksud: Tidak tahu apa-apa
Contoh: Zatil berasa amat sakai dan jakun ketika berada dalam Facebook kerana baru pertama kali menggunakannya.

Ismu
Maksud: Wajah muka
Contoh: Encik Peot berasa amat bangga apabila dikatakan mempunyai ismu seperti SpongeBob.

Dango
Maksud: Main masak-masak
Contoh: Zelma selalu main dango ketika menunggu giliran untuk temuduga.

Ngeraong
Maksud: Menjerit dan melolong
Contoh: Wanita itu ngeraong setelah mendapati anaknya membasuh tapak mangkok menggunakan mesin cuci.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Walk the Talk with Both Feet in Mouth

If you are wondering why I am writing a post soon after my last one when I previously claimed that the last post and the one to follow would have a few-week gap between them, well the answer lies ahead. Brace yourself now folks, for it is time for a makeover of my existing blogging game plan. Well, not that I have any kind of plans established in the first place. Besides, if I really did have one, I would probably stick to it only for a split second before mentally archiving it to my plausible-but-hopeless-endeavor folder. So the feat of having a blogging strategy is most likely doomed to failure from the beginning. But for this particular occasion, I am willing to do a one-eighty and bend my blogging principles just a bit :P. Not to say I have any by the way. ‘Tis just a figure of speech. But of course you know that already.

Alright, prologue over. Now let’s move on to what I am about to say lest my minute and volatile memory suddenly crashes and loses all my saved data. I wanted to get all of this down on the slat before I forget everything because my capability to retain information what little I usually remember is unreliable. So what was I saying...? Ah, yes, if you have read my earlier post Here for Good, you would know that my perpetual indolence and non-existent life are the key ingredients to my on-and-off-but-mostly-off relationship with LAII. And I am ashamed of that *straight-faced*. Well that is about to change, people.

I got a comment on my last post from a fellow blogger (makseh Encik Frankie, oi~) and after reading it today I’m now mulling over to increase the average rate of posts published per month in ‘Life (which isn’t too far off from zilch--no surprise there). I’m all aware that battling with laziness and rummaging around for interesting stories to write are not easy, but I shall try--“try” being the operative word--to write new posts more often. Once a week possibly. At worst, 3-4 posts per month. I hope this time my both-feet-in-mouth act is worth it. And will truly transpire. With a bit of luck, this’s the last time my long-suffering mouth is housing my two feet after bearing the pain throughout the 23 years of my existence. Too bad a piece of duct tape over mouth has never been seen as a chic fashion trend. *Peering down* Hmm, at least my feet are clean this time.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Here for Good

I knew Life as It is would turn out to be this way. Another fickle fixation of mine. This blog is just like most of my past leisure pursuits that first started out with a lot of gusto and eventually lost their charm before they even had a good go at developing into something more constant. I would not say that I am giving ‘Life the boot nor do I have any intention to do so. But this is certainly not the fresh-post-daily kind of blog I intended to start off as in the first place.

It was the hunch I sensed from the very beginning, that I felt this project was preordained to be a victim of my own negligence and letdown. Even so, I carried on this mission with such eagerness and in good spirits that I declared to religiously post a new blog every single day...just to satisfy my jumbo appetite for sharing my thoughts with the masses (hence, my interests in photography and poetry-writing). Too bad the buzz of blogging has rapidly diminished over time. Regretfully though, I owe a big part of this dwindling enthusiasm to my everlasting devotion to idleness and the critical deficiency of appealing--even remotely so--happenings in my life, and so has made me feel that thinking and writing about my life affair is such a massive taxing effort. ‘Sides, it is not like I have any worth-writing topic to tell about, anyway.

Regardless of everything though, I do believe every cloud has a silver lining. So I have chosen to cash in on this episode for what it is worth, because I know this event opens up a window to add a new post to ‘Life and generate interesting ideas for the following posts. I may well not be the shiniest penny in the moneybox but that does not mean I am so dim-witted that I cannot recognize this opportunity. Anyhow, as usual, I will be sleeping through winter (so to say) for at least a few weeks before re-appearing on ‘Life along with some interesting posts I hope to dig up here and there.

Edit: Uh-oh. I just realized that I have just maneouvred myself into doing easier-said-than-done task by stating that the subsequent posts would be *interesting*. Hmm...maybe the silver lining of the cloud is not that silvery after all. Or perhaps, I am kind of daft. Haha. Oh well.

Friday, 15 August 2008

The Last Sermon

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafat' (in Mecca).

After praising, and thanking God he said:

"O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. God has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. God has judged that there shall be no interest and that all the interest due to Abbas ibn 'Abd'al Muttalib (Prophet's uncle) shall henceforth be waived...

Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember, one day you will appear before God and answer your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray.

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people".

A Beautiful Story about Al Quran

This's something I found on the net...

Why do we read Quran, even if we can't understand a single Arabic word? This is a beautiful story. An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Quran.

His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Quran just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur'an do?"The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take his coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, "See Grandpa, it's useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket." The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different.

It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives."

Monday, 14 July 2008

Something I Found on the Net

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans. So, the husband left Minneapolis and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My loving wife
Subject: I've arrived Date: April 6, 2006
I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is hot down here!!!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Weekend Wrap

Hmm...to sum it all up, this weekend has been ordinary. Bog-standard.

My getting a sore shoulder and a stiff leg isn't typical, though. I got the pain after using the gym machines and I wasn't taking it easy during my workout (sakit woo...). Well, it's been a fortnight since my last visit to the gym, so I thought that I needed to compensate or something, for the two weeks of being in an inactive mode. Tapi walaupun sakit-sakit badan, I still hit the gym this a.m. (and tomorrow I will too). People call it stubbornness and foolishness, I call it determination and discipline. Haha.

Because of the injury, I spent most of my time watching TV especially rerun shows and over-repeated films (to whom it may concern: bring in new shows, please...!). Gikpun, lamak dah sik nangga tibi...apa tek tengah exam ria. To add some variety to the ever-constant TV programmes, I managed to pile up some dinero to purchase a couple of DVDs. I never liked watching DVDs before but now I have converted :P. Though...I still do prefer to catch a show at a cinema and see it with a bunch of moviegoers--mainly 'cause it's more fun than being a solo viewer.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Top 10 Excuses: If You Get Caught Sleeping at Work

Penah rasa mengantuk yang paling teramat terlampau masa keja kat ofis? Me..? Well, been there done that. Back then when I was in the industry la.

Selalunya when I was working in the office, I'd feel so unbearably sleepy that I'd really wanted to zonk out at my desk then and there...especially after lunchtime bila rasa macam mata digam dengan super glue. Maybe I didn't get enough sleep (tapi salunya terlebih tido adalah), or perhaps the job I had was the perfect embodiment of ennui (ok ok, it was not that boring). Or, maybe I was feeling extremely drained out (tapi slalunya mula rasa ngantok bila baru lepas makan lunch masa ya...). Hmm...kali kepak gilak ginyak nasik kali. Haha.

Anyways folks, I've found some "useful" excuses from some websites...something you could use as an excuse when you get caught sleeping at your desk at work.

1. "They told me at the blood bank this might happen."
2. "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to."
3. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the white-out (liquid paper). You probably got here just in time!"
4. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm." (this really cracks me up...bijak betol)
5. "I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance."
6. "I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Are you discriminatory toward people who practice Yoga?" (haha)
7. "Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem." (I like this one...turning the tables on your boss. Heheh)
8. "The coffee machine is broken..."
9. "Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot..."
10. " ...... AAMIIN!" (kononnya baru abis berdoa lah tek :P)

I love these excuses..they're ultra-funny :D. If your boss has a sense of humour...who knows...maybe he/she will let you off the hook after you get caught sleeping at work. Good luck ;)