Monday, December 27, 2004

hey this is the best Angelina Jolie/Lara look i can muster, ok? Posted by Hello

My whole department enjoying the effects of wine.  Posted by Hello

Lara and Alias fighting over who gets to kill the annoying reindeer. Posted by Hello

Bruce Lee and Lara kicking ass. Er, well sort of. Posted by Hello

Melissa and Melissa: Lara Croft and Rudolph Posted by Hello

Our office party at Blue Note couple of weeks ago. The theme was "It's Showtime" so everyone dressed up as a movie star or character. My boss, Collyn (left), Zee (above) and Haw (below). Posted by Hello

Tis the season

i'm back. Well i never really went anywhere but with Christmas and relatives around, things have been craaaaaaaazy. It's great having everyone around (my grandma is visiting from Manila and my aunt, uncle and cousin from Sydney are here too), but sometimes the activities around the house get overwhelming. If someone's not in my face, i'm in someone's face etc. You get the pic.

On a more positive's see. Oh, work in the office is very light. Actually, it ranges from very light to doing absolutely nothing at all. Today, everyone's still on leave in my department so i'm pretty much doing, well, nothing. I've been to and downloaded movie trailers, visited Friendster like five million times and am chatting with Selina. Well, ok occassionally i'm busy answering the phone. Today, i've answered a total of five calls. Phew, what a day.

Anyway, it's an hour till i get out of this place. Three and a half working days till the new year (we get half day on Friday). Tonight, i'm gonna see Lester and bitch about how i had absolutely nothing to do but at the same time am savouring the moment.

Hope y'all had a merry little Christmas. Hugz to all.

"Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling, ring ting ting a ling tooooooo...."
- still in the Christmassy mood

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Snail Mail.

We don’t get enough snail mail anymore these days, don’t you think? I’ve started sending out my Christmas cards, via post, and it feels nice for a change. I like e-mails, don’t get me wrong, but we don’t write letters/send cards (not e-cards) anymore. I know we’ve reached a sad point when getting a bank statement or phone bill in the mailbox gets me excited. It’s like, “Oh wow, look my name’s on the envelope and I get to rip this open!” Sigh.

But when I do get a REAL letter or card in the mail, wowee…I get ants in my pants! I must give an honourable mention to a friend of mine in the UK, Peilin. She e-mails AND sends me snail mail. She hasn’t missed a birthday or Christmas. She sends me nice happy cards ‘just because’.

She’s a dying breed.

I don’t know if everyone gets as excited as I do when it comes to getting mail but this year I’ve decided not to procrastinate and actually send out my Christmas cards. Just to let some people know I’m thinking of them.

I’m getting warm and fuzzy already…

See you all Monday. I’m going to the Weston wetlands (it’s a swampy area in the west coast of Sabah) for the weekend. To the jungle we go!

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening…?”

-Winter Wonderland. If only.