Season 2: Episode 5 – Redemption Points

Told by a dear friend. Re-written in fictional dialogue but based on true accounts.

Boy: Do you want to watch Ocean’s Eleven with me?

Girl: No.

Boy: Why not?

Girl: Because I haven’t watch Ocean’s One to Ocean’s Ten. I wouldn’t know the whole story then.

*Boy got turned off*

I believe everyone have redemption points, but I know sometimes, there are circumstances in life that doesn’t allow most people to see that. *senyum sinis*

Farah conclude that the girl could be smart in a different way. But I assume she said it as to compensation the previous statement that came out of her mouth. “Spell B-I-M-B-O!” Hehe.

As human beings, we can be very very critical, cynical, sarcastic and negative at any given time. Sometimes, we can’t control these things. I came across a lot of people who doesn’t have filters before they splat out whatever they want to say on the floor. The problem is wiping it out later. Then again, some people never care to even wipe it.

I believe, honesty can come from the best liars in the world. Let me rephrase that. What I mean is that, some of the best liar in the whole wide world, can be one of the most honest person too. I know so. I’m one of them. And I do believe I’m not alone.

Semalam mereka meraikan sambutan Earth Hour di mana beberapa premis perniagaan dan rumah tinggal persendirian menutup semua punca elektrik selama satu jam. Namun, di depan Capsquare di mana saya berada, terdapat pertunjukan api.

As someone who reads about energy conservation, its measures and efforts, who calculates CO2 emissions, green-gas related emissions, atmospheric emissions for a living, I believe these people go gungho about nothing really. I admire the initiative, but comment the execution.

Do they know that the smoke from those fires contribute to a lot of carbon dioxide emissions to the sky?

Owh, kawan saya kata, “We’re talking about Earth today, not the ozone”. Are we really? When during Earth Hour, we’re preaching about Global Warming, so are we really talking about just saving earth, but not the ozone layer?

Maaf, saya berbunyi sungguh skeptikal. Maybe I should shut up and just continue calculating how many tonnes of CO2 emissions produced for the company I’m assessing, Daihatsu. Mungkin itu tidak judgmental. Haha.

Saya ingin mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada semua yang menyokong kolektif seni kami, Digital Malaya Project, dan juga rakan-rakan KLickr kami di KL Design Week. Masih berlangsung, jangan segan silu untuk pergi.

Whatever it is, I’m proud of both of my younger siblings, who celebrated Earth Hour by sitting outside, in the dark, and lighting up candles, just the two of them. I felt bad they couldn’t be with me, but I am so proud that the values I’ve uphold has been instilled in them.

And whatever it is, saya kasihan kepada Girl yang mungkin, waktu ini, pergi dari satu DVD vendor ke satu DVD vendor mencari Ocean’s One, Two, Three sampai Ten.

Season 2: Episode 4 – Blackout. Not for Earth Hour

Jakarta trip was fun. A little bit too fun. Especially when you’ve been put in the zone where fun has a totally new definition to it. I told myself, this time, its a vacation without specific purpose. Despite the fact that I’m leaving a whole lot of workload behind, I was adamant to taste fun during the 4 Days 4 Nights I was there.

We grow up. Time passes by. People change. What used to smell nice, might be normal today. What used to stink, might not smell as bad tomorrow.

Going with a new group of friends was somewhat enlightening as it was interesting. At times, we need to step out of the circle. Sengetkan sedikit barisan. Teraburkan kumpulan kawat. Throw those rule books aside and be merry. Vacation is vacation. During vacation, what we don’t want to hear is ‘Don’t drink too much’, ‘Don’t smoke too much’, ‘Don’t jump too high’, ‘Don’t laugh too loud’. Its like buying a dress and the sales assistant says, ‘Don’t wear this dress outside of the house’.

Dewasa dan matang tidak bererti melakukan segala-galanya mengikut persepsi masyarakat dan menidakkan diri sendiri. I was told that I’m smart, and I admit it, and its hard to be humble. But having excessive fun doesn’t mean you lose yourself, especially when you’re a smart considerate person. Its good to be reminded, nonetheless. But it might be nicer to know people have faith in you as well.

I’m used to pushing the speed of my growing up level. Even growing up in the company, I pushed myself to be in front, intellectually at least (because we all know how I love to procrastinate).

So its just normal when I had so much fun during my first vacation without a guardian, then come home to work like a dog two times worst than I had to do before and declare blackout for my brain one week before Earth Hour actually commence.

*tamak*

I managed to write two lame poetries since Jakarta till now. One might be used for exhibition purposes. Another is this:-

Does a stone have feelings?
If it does, what does it feel
when its thrown
hits the ground
and get run over
or stepped on?

Will clouds feel burden on their shoulders?
Does the ocean feels trapped?

We talk of endless emotions and feelings
Do we even care to think
whether the stone is angry
or the cloud feels sad
and the ocean suffocating?

*switches OFF*

Season 2: Episode 3 – Humility in Humidity

Its hard to be humble.

5 years ago I was failing all my subjects, being under academic observation, a total humiliation for my parents for not being a top scorer, and sleeps my way in class so that I can at least have that 5% bonus mark for attendance.

This year, I’m talking about Japan Corporation Law, explaining to fellow brilliant colleagues (who are mostly 4.00CGPA top academic scorers from oversea universities) about Energy Consumptions, the Australian Stock Exchange ruling on Human Resources disclosure and also the application of eco-friendly products and Human Rights. Not to mention how Reseach and Development can be included in the product’s life cycle and converting tonnes of crude oil to gigawatt hour.

10 years ago, boys at school called me an ugly stupid girl because I flunk Add-maths, and I was ugly. I’ve gotten the kick for being stupid and ugly compared to those righteous hard-working tudung-claded girls who gets 80% for their Add-maths.

This year, I’m mingling with successful young professionals with 3 times the experience I have and have been around the world and seen life most of it.

Its hard to be humble but its harder to tell people that, I am not smart, I am very stupid, I’m still young and at times, its tiring to be thinking and analysing too much. ;-(

Season 2: Episode 2 – Sexy Nurse Fantasy

Sunday at 7ish.

Abby: where are you?

Farah: off .. jap nak call client ni .. can u believe it .. aku nak go thru deck ngn die skrg .. u?

Abby: office. drinks later? lets vent bout work

Farah: wat time?

Abby: dunno, when I start gagging and your dead brain cannot go on bypass anymore .. keep me updated when you wanna leave ok

Farah: im still on the fon

Abby: woah. crazy. okay …. later then.

an hour later …

Farah: babe .. u still there?

Abby: yes. lapar. :(:(

Farah: nak mkn mana? i nk chow dah

Abby: Dunno. Owh, ye ke. Alamak

Farah: actually i ckp kat my mom nak blk dinner

Abby: I macam belum lagi. Owh, its okay then

Farah: but i can teman u mkn first b4 blk

Abby: I catch up with you soon. I still tengah buat kerja

Farah: or u nak lepak lambat2 sket?

Abby: Next time okay, before I go to jakarta … Hah, boleh gak

Farah: ha ok

Abby: You gi balik makan dulu.

Farah: bg i blk dulu .. yes .. ok

Abby: Maybe 10? I give you a ring when I finish work

Farah: nnti u buzz this my lil pony ok?

Abby: Not a wedding ring ok

Farah: ok .. cool .. HAHAHAHHA .. bodoh

Abby: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, DUA DUA WENG

Farah: kau mmg .. ok .. i go 1st ok .. babai

Abby: bye bye

Farah: aku dah nak pengsan lapa

Abby: okay, makan banyak banyak kot kot kau kena angkat aku nanti .. sebab aku akan pengsan sikit jam lagi

Farah: hahaha .. okok .. aku bawak ambulans skali

Abby: hahahaha, KAU DRIVE AMBULANS! YEAY! WIEW WIEW WIEW

Farah: woww .. pastu aku pakai baju nurse .. seksi

Abby: hahahahaha

Farah: kau lagi pengsan tanak bgn

Abby: aku langsung pengsan tak bangun … you read my mind!!!!

Farah: HAHAHHAHAHA .. AYAT SAMAAA .. AHHAHA .. OK SCARYYY

Abby: HAHAHAHAHA … OKAY .. Okay, go home now .. So makan cepat then lets lepak

Farah: ok .. bye

Sunday working. Some sexy nurse-uniform-wearing fantasy. You never know what happens when we’re chatting. I’m sorry, you do.

This is why we’re together. And this is why we’re bloody single. Its 8.30pm on a Sunday pushing work because on other days, aside from being knackered, wasted and totally unproductive, we do have a life. A single working life of course.

But at least we have each other.

I should finish one company now. So I’ll be able to vent it out later with her.