Sunday, December 23, 2007
hit the library close by and borrowed two books. kept in mind not to go overboard since i'm moving and have to avoid the hassle of having to come back to return the books. it feels so christmassy every where and i'm loving it even though I don't have any big plans. there was a bit of snow yesterday but seems to have melted away leaving slushies (word?) here and there..
the office christmas party was a blast, was great to see everybody so relaxed and friendlier, not to mention happier and merrier thanks to the never ending margaritas, martinis and the likes.. I, as always decided to stick with the food and just finished off with my dessert - a shot of baileys.. free drinks and i had only a single.. pathetic isnt it?
can't wait 'til after christmas.. i can feel some shopping that awaits on the other side. sorta miss the holiday shopping in lanka, however it feels more christmassy here and i prefer to be here for the holiday season. seems like everybody's celebrating it big.. has everybody already forgotten about the tsunami tragedy happened few years back hmmm..
alright time to start reading those books..
Here's wishing everybody a merry christmas and a funfilled holiday season!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
well anyways, it's time to start packing and get ready for the move.. hate moving with a passion.. but I think the feeling of being done and accomplishing something is a greater than that hatred towards moving..
time for some baileys baby...!
p.s. : the subject is to be read as how you'd sing the flashdance song
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
the final project is due in less than a week. extremely hyped and excited at the same time peeing in my pants wondering how the hell to present in front of the whole damn faculty... why does only my program has a pre-grad project and others dont.. that's a whole another blog post of why on earth i chose this field.. so it's better left at that...
I think it's time I get some work done but i'm still doing what i'm best at.. procrastinating and watching re-runs of OC.. cute but cheesy..
Saturday, December 1, 2007
anyways the professor/academic advisor that I chose for my final project has turned into a crazyhead. He was quite helpful before however I kind of knew that he was so late in replying to any of the emails etc. since he was the best fit for my project I chose him. biggest mistake ever!
In the middle of the semester there was no way I could contact him to see what I was doing wrong and what the strong points were.. I was more interested in hearing where I have to improve etc.. had to send like five emails for him to reply and say sorry I have been busy?!?! wtf man you become an advisor to advise students, and the poor students are looking up to you and expect some kind of guidance to end this damn misery they are in.. you go MIA for a month and a half of the thirteen week semester and that's your best excuse?!!?
now it's almost the end of it he expects me to have everything ready as he had expected? and so now i'm in the hot seat coz he shows me the short comings which he should've showed ages ago and I could've improved and improvised the damn project...
argh why does everything happen to meee.... I'll be glad when this is over..
Monday, November 26, 2007
The suns have been on a 8 game winning streak i hear and it seems to be going down the drain since the warriors today are playing extremely well and may be a little too good. I didn't even know that there's a game going on, thanks to the continious channel flipping I ended up on a dose of nba.
seconds to call it a night and seems like the warriors are ending the suns winning streak, and they couldn't play any better.. anways, is nash too old now or ellis' too young for the aging suns? oh well everyone has a bad day..
go suns go!
Friday, November 23, 2007
I had passed quite a few drivers who were driving with one hand while texting a message on their phone with the other.. this friend of mine does it quite often and it's scary when i'm in my friend's car sometimes.. I personally am guilty of reading text messages while i'm on a red light, but I do not text while driving. As soon as I get in the car I fix my handsfree gadget thingy and i'm ready to go! I try to keep my eyes on the road at all times.. as that article said.. it is a killing machine that we drive.. you are not just putting your life in danger but also your friends, family, and others..
so do you text and drive?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
to see if i get home.. has to go away.. to a whole another country in a whole another continent..
the times we shared just hanging out.. numerous lunches/dinners and random coffee meet ups.. movies.. falling asleep at movies.. :P and everything else..
i will miss everything we did for the while you'll be gone..
may you be safe in the new lands you are about to conquer..
with all my love.. i thank you for all the care and the joy you brought into my life..
i'll miss you! come back soon..
Monday, November 19, 2007
but the mother wants me to have a room mate.. or my previous baby sitter aka the cousin.. it's not that i dont love/care for the cousin or nething.. i do, and i'll always will.. but i can do my own things now and take care of me.. have been doing it for a while.. and why now.. say even if i lived with the cousin and sacrifice a little bit of my new found freedom, i dont want that person to be my baby sitter.. mother suggests that the cousin go with me for dinner with my friends at night because it's too dark to drive back.. wtf? am i to take someone with me even if that person's not invited..
I know mommy dearest suggests these only because she cares and wants me to be safe etc. but i wish they understand i'm not a baby anymore and i have my own life to live.. and i completely hate to make my life a big brother watching episode, nor someone following me around like that tail jolie wears in beowulf..
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Why do we crave for kottu so much and wouldn't mind driving more than half hour to the sri lankan joint that's almost on the other side of town... it's almost like our traditional food. I find it funny when friends or just acquaitances ask me what's your favourite food from sri lanka or what kinda food you often eat, first thing would be rice and curry for sure, and then is 'kottu'..
Even if today's kottu can't match for the good ol' pillawoos kottu and cheese rotti, this was heavenly... looked almost like this...
Saturday, November 17, 2007
However, we were able to squeeze in an appointment in one of the spas downtown. It was quite high end I'd say but reasonable. Since I haven't been to one before I didnt really know wot the hell to expect. We were to go in this infrared sauna thing, it was great.. then shower.. then the one hour massage.. omg that was pure bliss.. euphoric. the hour felt like forever and wish it never ended.. so relaxing... all the back pains I had because of the stupid chair I have at work, vanished!
It's a great few hour getaway and a guilty pleasure I'd say... not so blissful on the wallet..
however.. I'd do that again!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
saturday came along still no sign of a project whatsoever, eventhough I had my equipment sort of laid out on the table. that's good for a starter now don't you think? drove for about half hour to see friends and pick some much needed equipment for the project. thanks to couple of friends i didn't have to buy those just for a month and a few. had lunch at nando's with my best bud, and another who was in town for reading break. then off i go pick up those stuff, go see cousin, go see my girl friend who I seldom see now. we did a little hair straightening session with her new bought straightner. it was the first time i completely straightened my hair. do some grocery shopping and drive home.. still no sign of a project.. saturday night was interesting, my friend was having drinks with his guy friends and got pissed for something off he drives over and was a bit of drama there. it's always good to have a lil drama in ur life now isn't it?!?
the morning of sunday I fix all the equipment together to see whether my network and the rest is actually working.. with some effort and twisting of wires.. voila! it is actually working.. me happy! off i go with a friend of mine, watch this hindi movie my girl friend recommended. it was alright, colorful as usual, and full of songs.. good for a change, as I haven't watched a hindi movie for a while. come home, sleep, sleep and more sleep.. haven't still started the write-up and there's more to work on the practical still..
monday being a holiday, sleep in! :D go for thai with a friend, do a little shopping come home and blog.. started the write-up and kinda clueless at the moment.. time to call the advisor..
a weekend wasted..
'til next time.. stay outa big trouble!
so regarding those stupid assignments... for example in this HR class i'm taking which is online, we are supposed to dismiss an employee from our workgroup (mine is completely imaginary), and has one part in the assignment that says:
"Make arrangements to “carry out” the dismissal with another learner in the class or with a friend. Do a role-play—it is important that you actually read the script to another person and get their feedback. Ask for feedback bla bla blah! "
do they honestly think that students are role playing to complete this assignment?!? r u kidding me? especially this one being an online class, and you dont have a face for any of the students nor to the instructor. anyways, this doesn't leave me a choice but to lie and fake it like no tomorrow, and write that I did the damn role play with a friend! yea right.. I completely understand the theory behind this whole role playing thing. students get the hang of it and it's easy when they step in to the real life.. it's understandable if it's a face-to-face class with a handful of students..
oh well... time to take a walk in to my imagination... sigh!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
i used to be a stick and was a big time gastritis patient, and still remember the times my mom had to take me to the doc in the wee hours because of gastric ulcers and the whole acidic reaction thingy.. i used to be a gastritis patient not because i ever thought i was too heavy but because i used to share my lunch with friends in school and ended up not eating anything.. anyways, i'm over with it now and have gained one too many pounds and is thinking of hitting the gym but is too damn lazy..
on a more pleasant note, survivor is on tonight and this is it for the blog post because it's almost time for the show.. ohh there's an anorexic competitor in survivor too hmm!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
anways... and yeah I got caught to that FB bug.. and fell for it.. oh wait not that deep though.. in the beginning I got hooked on to it, and was busy finding my long lost elementry school friends etc. checking up on what they are doing now, who they are with, schooling, working, have become pot heads or somthing! :S
as the time went by my addiction slowly reduced to a mere daily dose.. (compared to people I know who are glued to it) I plead guilty for checking my FB account at least once a day (not that bad huh?!).. and i do admit that it's probably as addictive as caffeine or nicotine or somthing, coz I'm guilty of skipping assignment and study time to wander around in facebook :S:S.. horrible..
i sorta do see the point of their existence, they help you keep in touch with your friends and make new friends etc. because you don't always have time to send emails to everyone, and this is a very convinient way of saying a lil hi here and there to say 'i'm alive and are you?'.. and it feels good to be poked by a friend who's seas away and haven't seen for couple of years..
but i'm quite paranoid when strangers add me, and all this while i didn't know that if i ignore their friend requests they don't know it (how uncool of me) until i read this article on msn yesterday (for which I can't find the link to right now). also i'm extremely paranoid to disclose or better yet publish my address, telephone no. etc (not that strangers are gonna come knock on my door, but who knows lol).. also, it's not just for teens and college students anymore. aunties, uncles, and also granmas are on facebook : woooot! yeah i know someone who's a grandma and has a facebook profile! (cool mhmm?)
anyways enough about time wasting sites.. it's still wet and ugly at this end of the world, and I'm yet to start writing my project which I wrote the proposal for a while back..
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I wouldn't call myself the biggest fan of maroon 5. How I ended up going for the Maroon5 live in concert was; this friend of mine all of a sudden was obsessed about going for music concerts (as he hasn't gone for one before), since we bought tickets to go see Micheal Buble. And since we'd have to wait 'til Jan to see Buble he couldn't wait until January to go see a concert LOL, so out of nowhere I'm invited to go see maroon 5, in which I had no choice but to go (I'm not complaining or anything).
It was AWESOME! as I said I'm not the biggest fan but the concert was just GREAT! I attached a tiny clip I recorded off my cam, and few pics. It's probably not even clear or anything but yeah better than nothing and one of my favourite songs of Maroon5. Btw, Adam Levine was so easy on the eyes yesterday with his new hair cut (rather baldness).
Can't wait 'til the Buble live in concert!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
We had our ups and downs, you've cried to me so have I. Many happy times, few heartbreaks, but yet you and I have never fought nor have we stopped talking. Even though we live miles apart and see each other may be once a year or even less, we always have been able to keep in touch this way or the other. One person who's always been there for me, have had faith in me, and encouraged me in every way possible. The lamest jokes we cracked and the little inside jokes we had made it all the more fun and memorable.
He's someone I'll never fall for, nor would I secretly think the other way around. Thank you for taking care of me, being there for me, and more than anything listening to me..
I miss those hours long phone calls (that sent home five figure phone bills), in which we talked about everything and nothing. I miss watching movies, the movies we both loved. I miss those times we just hung out and talked about life and where it'll take us, and where we want to go and what we want to become.
wish you were closer...
I miss you!
Friday, October 26, 2007
anywhooo yes! winter's knocking at the front door, while summer secretly ran from the back door. I realized it this morning when I went to my car, already few minutes late to find out that the windows/windshield is freaking frosted!!! I had to switch on the car and crank the heater full blast, find my frost/snow scraper thingy and do the necessary so that I could see. Front and back both!!! I was screaming inside since I was already late, and so mad that the damn building is covering the sun. Sun wasn't even winking at my car, if it did I wouldn't have to be scraping at eight in the morning with NO GLOVES!!! and that wasted five minutes of my time, leaving me nothing but rush to work in the damned traffic and eating my bagel inside the car and trying not to look like I'm stuffing my face!
A colleague at work pops in this morning saying, ohh it's the first day of frosty grass! meh!
hmmph! may be I should find another parking spot. Or leave home ten minutes early everyday 'til winter ends?!?
This awesome website outlines dangerous chemicals that are potentially hazardous to your health & the environment BUT can be found in your cosmetics, soaps, shampoos etc. It also allows you to check out how your current cosmetics hold-up to chemical tests ...which is awesome! I dont know how true these are and what/how/who rated these cosmetics on what basis etc. but it's worth the read to see how dangerous your daily usage of face paint is..
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
oh amber, how I love thee for that phone call.. wish you knew how much it meant to me.. (fingers and toes crossed!)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
as tears roll down my face.. i sit here and wonder y people dont understand and think of things the way i do.. this isn't wot i call life..
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
not my favourite time of the year..
Sunday, October 14, 2007
many outings.. many heartbreaks.. sadness and happyness at the same time.. and random desserts downtown were among them. wish certain thigns were different.. may be i should have kept my blog closer to me, which I think I'm planning on doing..
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
It was a great experience working here.. it will surely be missed..
Few months left for yet another even bigger presentation... not looking forward but yet looking forward for the grand finale..
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
i should stop now since i'm not making any sense.. here's hoping to write more on this later...
Thursday, August 23, 2007
has this happened to anyone or is it only me who feel the pain and the agony of being or better yet forced to be in a field that I don't enjoy and hate to move forward by learning.. it'd make me feel better if such confusion is commonly seen or felt amongst us..
life takes twists and turns and and i'd hate to do or be in a career that i wont enjoy. that won't do any good to me nor to my colleagues nor the company that i'd work in.. while i patiently wait and look forward to where my life takes me in this long hard curvy road, my heart still cries out for the long lost (or yet to be found) something in my life..
An email this way and one the other way saves me from being kicked out of the final project class! voila i get a reply back with an extension but no date on email. 3/4 of pages of pleading and excuses of all kinds and two lines of 'alright keep working on it'. what do i assume as the deadline hmmm i wonder... haha
i was thinking more like i could stay 'til the monday of next week but nooo.. the student in me wont budge at least a bit, and forces me to start on the proposal. and there i was proposing last night, wrote a whole load of garbage courtesy of mr.gates. I think i'm done with it.. two pages of garbage isnt all that bad, when you think of the big ass project I gotta finish at the end of the semester..
good luck to me!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
needless to say I'm new to the blogsphere and obviously to the sri lankan blogsphere which I often roam and wander around during my spare time (?!?!).. when i read others' blogs i often had thoughts pouring in to my head thinking ahhuhh i could write about this/that etc etc. but now when i became a proud owner of a tiny little blog nothing comes in to mind to write, to even name my first post to start with.. hence it's the very generic hello my fellow bloggers..
alrighty.. enough of mumbling or not making any sense at all..
hello to everyone..