Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Year In Review

January;
Again, cousins gave me a surprise on my 23rd birthday, at my home. I didn't see it coming =D

February;
We had a small gathering for Wai Yee before she left for Australia to continue her studies =)
Went to Hatyai for Chinese New Year trip with the entire Teh clan. It was our first time having such trip, in a coach! Yeap, it's all ours. The last trip was to Kuantan, whereby we drove abour 5-6 cars there =)
It was also my final moment in EIG. I had to leave for a better future opportunity and it was wonderful have known good colleagues around, back then ;)

March;
I started the next chapter of my career in a telematics company. My first 1.5 months was a torture cos I wasn't given much tasks to do. Even if there's a task, it's not challenging. Not to my expectation.

April;
Celebrated mom's birthday in Tamarind Hills. Nice ambience and food is good too =D

Went for a night stay in Avilion, Port Dickson. Fantastic view from the balcony ^^
Besides that, it was also my first year, after leaving college life. No more relying on parents to provide source of living. Well... Except for shelter and food (at times), hehehe.

May;
It was sis' birthday. I've forgotten what I got for her. Let's see... I think I gave her a red packet, wahahaha~

June;
I then met this girl, Mei Ling. Anyways, I've known her before. Just that we didn't really keep in touch or communicate much with each other. Long story cut short, another chapter of our lives has begun =)
July;
Dad's birthday falls on July 17th. Sis and I got him something... Which I've forgotten as well, hahaha ;p

Oh yea, it also marks my first year in the working industry! =D

And I gotta learn new stuff about the company's GPS device ;)

August
;
Yea, it was Malaysia's 51st Independence Day. Yay...

September;
Sis, grandma and I visited aunt Hwa, as we heard that she's getting more ill and that she broke her left arm. She was definitely cheerful and happy to see us around. I felt bad that over the years, I did not spend more time visiting her...
Mom always nagged sis and I and we kept giving excuses. Anyhow, we both decided that we should do something about it. After all, she took care of us when we were young =) We owed her our childhood lives.

Then, my company shifted to the new long-awaited new premise, located about 4-5 blocks away from the old one. First time I actually felt hectic working here, hahaha. Well, not because of the shifted... Partially I'd say ;p

October;
Received a double-blowing news. It was the death of aunt Hwa and sis Kathleen. Hmm... Somehow, everyone can see those incidents coming... We're just glad that the pain has gone for the deceased and people involved.

Then, I attended the 2007 Business of The Year Award Presentation Dinner, held in Istana Hotel's Grand Ballroom. It was truly an experience, as I've never attended such functions before. Well, I'm expecting more to come =D

At the end of the month, we went to Malacca for a family vacation on Deepavali week. It has been a while since we did this together =)
November;
After traveling to Malacca, we went to the north this time - to Penang (Day 1 & Day 2). It was for grandpa's death anniversary.
I was glad to come back to mom's hometown, stroll along the city, island and to see my relatives. It has been a while =)

Things just got busier for me in the office. I've more and more responsibilities to do, more exciting and interesting tasks to carry out. I'm just glad after soooo long~ =D

December
;
On the 13th, we went to Genting to celebrate parents' wedding anniversary! It's their 27th and going strong ;) On top of that, dad also won a golf competition in Awana!!
It's the Christmas spirit!! It's the month where Christmas trees are setup, presents are wrapped and exchanged, along with caroling =)
And it also signals the end of the year... Here comes year 2009 =)

However, I'm still stunned that I was given crazy deadlines until BEFORE 2009's Chinese New Year - to setup a Linux server for Indonesia. I hope I can pull it through, though.

I'll be having a steamboat gathering with my primary mates, to countdown the year 2009. It should turn out fine =) Looking forward to it.


Happy New Year 2009, peeps!!
Friday, December 26, 2008

Leona Lewis - Run

Official Video Clip

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Just finished our family dinner on Christmas eve =) Mom cooked and prepared some of the simplest, yet delicious dinner for us.
Decorations...
Starters
Garden Salad...
Some fries...
More food...
Main course
Moist Cake & Ice Cream - Dessert
After that, it's present time =D We didn't wait till the stroke of midnight, as most of us are already tired and exhausted.
My gift
A Lacoste from parents =)
A gift from Ewe See
From Mei Ling ^^

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved

Official Video Clip


Monday, December 15, 2008

It's All Coming Back To Me Now

This is a song written by Jim Steinman (1989), covered by the ever famous Celine Dion (1996), and now... Meatloaf and Marion Raven (2006), of M2M, if you remember her. She's so much mature now :)

This version has more beats and I love the collaboration ;)

Enjoy!

Official Video Clip



Live Show

Friday, December 12, 2008

Random 2

So, in my previous entry I was mentioning about the current issues I'm facing with my car but nowwww... I've decided to go against my will to change my car.

Yes, initially I was pointing my fingers around. But now that I realized, it's not as easy as it seems.

Just forked out RM1,500 to change gearbox part from EON. At least it's more reliable and I feel more relieve for them to handle my car.

After that, I sent my car for assessment. The trader said everything is in good condition and all but they are only willing to offer me RM45,000. Whouuuu... That's wayyyy too low - beyond my expectation!! I was hoping for at least RM50,000.

I know they offer me according to market value, regardless the condition. Furthermore, the mileage plays a big part in determining the value. Within 3 years, my car has gone up to 136,000km. Isn't that heavy or what? =)

Oh well... I'd just like to know my car's value. After all, it justified my reversed decision. No regrets. My car is still in tip top condition, thought ;)

Anyways, after coming back from Genting on Sunday, we're supposed to drop by at dad's friend's daughter's party in Lake Garden and I'm included in the list of guests. However, I got to know from sis that she'll be going straight up to Penang from Genting. Which mean I'm all alone there with parents' friends.

I'm sure I'll get bored there. So, I text dad asking him for permission to be excluded, instead and join my pals for futsal on Sunday. I hope he's fine with it.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wordpress #1

Dear readers,

I have posted a blog entry on my private blog - Vincent Teh's Series of Unfortunate Events:Well, not exactly ONLY 1 post. There are more but it requires password to read. Anyhow, this particular post has been reviewed by me and I think it's harmless to publish it to the public =)

You may share your views and opinions, if you wish to =)

Thank you!
Friday, December 5, 2008

Snippets

I haven't been updating my blog at late. It has been a busy week. There was a soft launching/ internal launching of my company's latest system and I had to be on guard with all the testing to make sure it runs smoothly, not perfect cos it isn't!! LOL.

Thankfully, everything went well. Boss gave us the 2 thumbs up but there are a lot more to edit and adjust. Well, this ONLY concern us, internally. Until the time we launch it to our customers, it could all be a whole DIFFERENT story. More changes may come, eventually. There will never be an ending to it, sigh...

Guess it's gonna be another period of drilling, again~!

Anyways, I've been checking on cars too. Erm... Many issues surrounds the decision. I hope to make it simpler but nothing happens overnight. So, I'll try to work out a few possibilities. Kinda fed up though but again, what is it in this world that is easier than to eat and sleep?? =D

Oh!! Christmas is around the corner! It's time to give and take *yay*

And parents' anniversary too! Awesome weekend ahead!! Hahaha. Will be celebrating my ol' folks' anniversary in Awana, Genting right after dad's golfing session. It's gonna be an awesome night!! Hahaha =D

Gonna overnight there, will be down on Sunday to attend dad's friend's daughter's 1st birthday.

Whatever it is, I'm just looking forward towards the outing weekends as a getaway from my work ;)

Perhaps I shall work on my New Year's Resolutions too. Question is - Where to start??? ;p