Wednesday, October 29, 2008


What a day today....I went to the HR department to have a chat about some issues on 'Malaysian Labor Laws'. The chat was pleasant and it was a great pleasure to share with my colleagues some great experience of mine on these issues. However, a few hours later one of them sobbed..another colleague gave me a brief of what happened and I rushed to her...she was sobbing...I slowly asked her even when I got a rough idea of what happened...,"Zila, what happened?" While sobbing she replied,"My dad...coming back..from work..on a bike..this afternoon...and hit by a lorry...he died on the spot". In time like this...honestly...I didn't know what to say..I gulped but I think I managed to say,"Be strong, god loves him...all we can do now is pray for him". I tried to offer what I could do to make things a little easier for her. She explained that her husband is already on his way to pick her up to go to the hospital which is 3 hours away. My heart goes out to her. Then one of the bosses came into the room and said the same thing, that God loves him...I waited with her for a little while until her husband arrived. A whole bunch of us walked with her to the car. I told her husband to drive carefully...

Another tragic accident. By a lorry driver...I couldn't help but thinking when I was going back for a holiday a few weeks ago, I came across some crazy lorry drivers on the highway..really..some of them were not even 'human' when they were on the road. They overtook other lorries as they please..they sped as they please...they high beamed and scared people off without any regards for LIFE. Today one of them took a fine father's life who left 6 children and a wife behind...I paused and stared on an empty space and I almost cried...

The whole office prayed for her and her family.

I beg people who have access to lorry owners/drivers to tell them (I doubt the drivers/owners ever read this blog, but if they ever do...ughhhh..), please have regards for human life. Why do I have this feeling that they don't give a s***?

O I am sobbing...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


What is it about these things called donuts that drive me nuts? They are very high in cholesterol, very sweet, nowadays they are even more expensive than when I was a student where donuts were the staple diet for those who were on the run and had limited cash in the pocket. When I was in pre-uni, the donuts that first came to Malaysia was Dunkin' Donuts. I wasn't a fan back then. When I was in Uni in Toronto, the best donuts were from Tim Hortons. At the time, it was almost daily ritual to start my day witha fresh cup of Timmy's coffee and Boston Cream Donuts. When I came back to Malaysia, I went back to Dunkin' just to satisfy my cravings for donuts..especially "Boston Cream". Years after, I think Malaysians started to develop the taste for donuts. Perhaps over watching too much of police stories from the US where the police would have donuts during stake outs, etc.
Today in Kuala Lumpur, there are a few donuts provider that made me queue up in that long lines just to get a couple (a couple? nah more like a dozen ha ha) of donuts and a cup of coffee. I don't have to remind myself about the calories and cholesterol that come with every donuts but I still indulge myself in those sinful round things...Bif Apple Donuts and JCO are the two main culprits LOL.
Still, I must learn how to resist.. but look! They are simply irresistible now aren't they?

If you ever in New York...check this place out:

The Donut Pub

Desserts & Bakeries, Sandwiches
203 W 14th St, New York 10011
At 7th Ave

Phone: 212-929-0126
They have wicked donuts! and check out this guy's blog ----> Vanishing NY, The Donut Pub


Monday, October 27, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008


A friend emailed this today. Perhaps it is good to share good things with people all over the world ;-) Life is too short as it is...these were from some yoga guru...

1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Sleep for 7 hours.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Play more games.
6. Read more books than you did last year.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink plenty of water.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
15. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
16. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
18. Smile and laugh more.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Forgive everyone for everything.
26.. What other people think of you is none of your business.
27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
28. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
29. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
31. The best is yet to come.
32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
33. Do the right thing!
34. Call your family often.
35. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.
36. Each day give something good to others.
37. Don't over do. Keep your limits.



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