Saturday, September 28, 2013
that's the guy who makes you an offer you can't refuse.
i met one today......at Popular.
the hardcover copy priced originally at rm87.90 is going for a song at rm20.00!!
isn't that one offer you too can't refuse??
(or, maybe the Big Bad Wolf can come up with a better offer?)
Monday, September 23, 2013
i was in the Big City over the weekend all by myself. ok, not exactly all alone because it was a medical conference & some of these meetings served more as a social event than for discovering advances in medicine.
usually the family accompanies me on trips like these because we hardly come to the Big City. this time, free of any constraint, i managed to explore a little more of the city.
one thing's for sure - it doesn't sleep on weekends. mamak shops/stalls thrive because people meet & eat round the clock. and the double & triple parking after office hours is legendary.
also, the high cost of living isn't a big issue for some people. i had dinner with an ex-classmate at a restaurant & he suggested a set dinner at rm58++ per pax. i baulked at the price but he didn't even bat an eyelid. back at the kampong where i live, people only pay price this for 8-course wedding dinners. i intentionally chewed on the meal slowly & swallowed cautiously to savour the moment!
ah yes, also managed to meet up & have coffee & cake with a FB friend.
it's so cliché but true - home is where the heart is. after 3 days, i missed the rm3 lunch, toll-free roads & ample free parking in the kampong.
ah....it's good to touch the green, green grass of home!
Thursday, September 05, 2013
i ought to be more careful with my choice of words.....
me : ok, we've arranged for your surgery to be done asap. it's time to go now.
patient : doctor, don't say, "it's time to go."
that's when i realised my mistake. for the superstitious traditionalist, "time to go" means going to one's death & that's a no-no, even though the ghost month (when the spirits are released from hell) officially ended yesterday.
i promptly apologised & rephrased that the nurse will send her to the OT soon.
and the surgery went thru smoothly.