Thursday, January 31, 2008

08 Jan 31 - The Servant and The Lord.

Most of you probably knows that I studied in Malaysia before, it was definitely one of the best years in my life.
I was able to do everything I want without 'any' consideration.
I can say whatever I want, I can do whatever I want.
My friends accepted me for who I am.
I dont go around bullying them or something, just the way I was able to talk without thinking, is something I would want sometime.

Something happened in between those years, and I ended up back in Thailand.

Things had changed.
All these years ever since I started to live with my Mom, I thought she started to understand me, but that wasnt the case.
When the heart grew tired of being something that it was never was, it will be eager to find a place to rest itself at.

I regretted revealing this blog to my atasan, so they can baca this anytime.
Thus, this is a story, of a servant and a lord.
It might not be the best, it might not reveal them all, but at least you got the idea.





The Servant and The Lord.

1/10 decade of work,
Just when The Servant was about to place the sign "The 2nd Home",
The place who accepted her for who she is,
An unpleasant incident saved her from trusting the illusion.

An incident which involves crime and guilt,
A crime and guilt which relates to the Lord,
A Lord to Lord business,
Everything started when The Servant bravely inquired from the other Lord.

An inquiry which had nothing to do with The Lord,
The Lord stared and glared at The Servant,
Out of innocence, The servant was unaware of it,
Havoc was unleashed from this point onward.

The truth of heart was revealed,
Smiles which contain thousand of sharp edges approaches;
The once bright heart turned into a dark, selfish heart,
Indirect words were used to reflects their stinking interior.

The once called 'bliss' is now nothing but an 'illusion',
How many sincere people are there?
To cloak her emotions is a must now,
For she is but The Servant.


Gah, the Servant feels good now, I hope the atasan wouldnt be able to paham what I wrote.


I just had to post this, this is what flashes across my mind when I started writing the poem.



I wanted to scream, but I can consider this post my scream. =P

Sunday, January 27, 2008

08 Jan 28 - Politic in Indonesia?

After reading this post, please visit : Mikemmery's blog.
His post in the 28th Jan, is something that we all should read as it's a great story, even if you're having a bad day.

Good mood or bad mood?


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Warning, this post contains gore, violence, and should not be viewed by anyone who's afraid of gore and violence.

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It's been a while since I talked about Indonesia.
Yesterday, the Ex-President of Indonesia, Mr. Suharto was confirmed dead due to his illness.

I've lived in Indonesia for about tenth years, but I dont recall what deed Suharto did that should make me sad for his death.
My Mom was sad though, she said he was a great leader or some sort.

All I remember was, due to something that Suharto did, perhaps, corruptions, we was forced to immigrate from Indonesia. I can still remember the sight of 100+ teenagers holding a politic party's flag and demonstrating around the city I live in while I was in Indonesia.

Following the illegal demonstration, was news about how the 'above-average' people are getting raid, attacked, splashed by acids while they're in their car, and so on.

I came across these pictures again several months ago, and it reminded me of the land where I grew up, Indonesia.









Indonesia's a great country, great for opportunity, great to be rich, but unless you're influental, you probably wont survive. My brother is still afraid if Indonesia, and he reflected it when he went back to Jakarta for his business trip.

I on the other hand, look forward to go back to Indonesia, but it's for my business reason as well.

I'm just wondering, how peaceful Indonesia is now.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

08 Jan 24 - Shopping? 'Homepro' maybe?

There has been too many problems these days.
However, I'm doing my best to solve them.

Mostly related to stress and bad things that always made me feel 'inferior' as I seem to fail doing what I want all the time, seriously. When I do it, I get bad result, but after I handed it to someone else, they seem to be able to do it well.

Bah, enough rant.

I've been worrying enough.
Shen told me to convert worry time into planning time, and reconsider my next move, the doors to success are always open, you just need to find the right door.



Here's some picture of me in HomePro (Thailand), with my families of course.
We're here to buy a new postbox actually, the old one rusted and water can leak inside easily.

I'm not really interested in HomePro, so we went straight to the mail box area.



Mom chose the bottom right black box, as my bro will be having some book-mails in the future.

On to the cashier, Mom went to 'lepak' at some area, and we had to follow her. I was bored so I took some pictures of the area.

The floor decoration area.



The tiger looks pretty real, it's also labeled as "Best Selling."

Then to the "Lights" area, Mom wanted to get me a lamp, since my old lamp is useless now.
I dont recall writing anything in my room anymore now, so I refuses.




There was some pretty cute lights though..

The more I look at them, the more I want them.

Monday, January 21, 2008

08 Jan 21 - What kept me busy during the holiday

Talk about the previous holidays.

I guess I didnt sit in front of my computer and chat in Sia's cBox for the whole day.
Although I had all the time in the world, laziness prevents me from doing what I want.

I've to finish my school project as well.

We've to take the photos and put it in my our report, and these were part of it.

(My bro were doing the rough jobs.)




The light looks good, but since it wasnt decorated, my bro started to decorate it after the above test was done.

However, the light bulb exploded twice after my bro decorated the board.

In the end, he could get the bulb to work after requesting help from a technician.

Dunno what to comment..

Thursday, January 17, 2008

08 Jan 17 - Work or without work is the same suffering.

After 2 years of a repetitive daily circle, I've forgotten how it is to live without a work.
It's only the 2nd day, and the more I sit down in front of my computer, the lazier I get.

Just a short update as I dont really have anything to blog about.

Here's a pic of a lizard in my work place, it stayed there for 3 days without moving anywhere.




On the 3rd day, my co-worker took him out from the wall, I wonder why it died like that.

PS : Oh to make it clear, yes, it's my 2nd day of holiday, I'll have to start working again at Monday. No more holiday for this year.

Monday, January 14, 2008

08 Jan 15 - When you werent notified in advance of your holidays.

This post is a rant, yes, rant, as I missed one of my biggest opportunity in life to meet up with my sis due to an employee's secrecy.


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I think I mentioned that I plan to go touring in another country sometimes ago.

The plan was :
- To book for a ticket to a country where my sister is at.
- To organize my money for the trip.
- To tell my 'Mom' in advance.
- To inform my boss that I need a 1-2 week holiday.
- To finally plan for the airport, which route, this and that.

Now you know what's funny?

I was dead serious about the plan and I planned them about half a year in advance.

But there are 3 major things that really stopped me :
- First is my Mom (She's conservative.)
- Money (Traveling costs a lot as we all know.)
- My work (My boss's family opens the pharmacy 7 days per week, several days of holidays every year only.)

The first problem, was the biggest problem and definitely something I'm still troubled with.
The 2nd wasnt really a problem because everything's set, but I dont really feel like spending, that's all.
The 3rd, was another that big issue to me, as I've never taken leave from my work during my 1 and half year work. (Maybe half day or something, but I dont recall taking a full day off even when I'm coughing, sneezing or something.)

Now, just early this month, my boss mentioned something about holiday, and I gotta admit that I was excited, but I never know the details. I only found it out about a week before their holiday schedule was set.


Now to sum it all up, an employee refuses to reveal his employer's working schedule up, and this obviously is a bad result for his employer, as he only had several days in advance to plan.
Plane ticket, booking a hotel room, and asking my sis to fly to Asia isnt a simple task and need to be planned several months in advance (unless you're willing to pay full price), especially when she's busy with her work and stuff.


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Some of us might not get it, but I didnt really want to reveal the details as well "kerena atasan saya membaca blog ini pun."

No use crying now, I guess I'll find something to do during my 4 days of holiday.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

08 Jan 12 - Princess's Galyani Vadhana's death

For those who are interested, please visit.



Somdetch Phra Chao Pinang Ther Chao Fa Galyani Vadhana Kromma Luang Narathiwat Rajanagarindra (Princess Galyani Vadhana, The Princess of Narrathiwat) passed away several days ago.

Her Highness was the King's elder sister and she and she had devoted herself to the kingdom, by promoting education, focusing on villager's health problem and other social works.

Her Highness entered the hospital due to a severe health problem before the King was taken for an emergency treatment. Sadly, fate does not seem to allow her to recover, and she died due to her illness.

The mourning will be held for 15 days and all concerts, or even sport events are postponed the instant the news was revealed to public.



And so, nearly in every places in Thailand, you can find these tables and the French speaking Princess's portrait, and is open for all citizens to sign and express their sincere feeling to the Princess.

As for me, I signed in it, but I dont think I want to think about it.


On the way home, I just cant imagine what will happen in the future, I mean generally, dont you think that death comes when least expected? There are more thought about it, but I guess I shouldnt blog about it for now.

This is a picture of the Princess when she was young.

Monday, January 7, 2008

08 Jan 07 - New Year Party (Part 2)

These pictures were taken when the sun's already set.

What you saw earlier, was just the beginning, as there are still many more to go, the New Year celebration, had just begun.

The dusk has ended, now it's time for the real thing!
The city of light, Had Yai, is about to come alive!



This, is the central area, where King Bhumiphol's picture is being displayed.



To my surprise actually, the area looks better, and is filled with more people now.
Streets performer, more hawkers, more food, things are more lively now.


One of Thailand's famous dish, the "Clay Pot Noodle" or the "Mii Tun Mo Din."



Where else can you spot these giant BBQ stick other than here?


I forgot what these were called in English, but they're fish soups, and they're dried, before being boiled and finally turned into this big, tasty soup. Called as the "Kraphok Pla."


Satay anyone? Except, this one's bigger and tastier. It's called "Kai Korek" if I'm not mistaken.


And so, as we explore deeper into the event, putting this makan business aside, we noticed that the concert had started.
There was a total of 4 stages, all with different types of entertainment.

The stage which attracted the majority are definately this one.

80% of the people walking here are tourists who does not understand Thai language, yet they arranged Thai songs instead of Chinese or English songs.
I dont wonder why the food and shopping area are more crowded than all of the 4 stages.


No chair, nothing here, but this sector seems to be for the 'traditional' people who are attracted to the Southern Region's tradition.


Looks like the clubbing spot, there were a lot of table and chairs in front of the stages. These tables are all occupied by clubbing youngsters. No wonder the surrounding pubs are all empty.


Probably the only stage that hasnt started yet. The audiance's seat are all occupied, and they're all just waiting for someone, or something to entertain them.


To be honest, my number one reason to come to the event was to buy a necklace for myself, yes, a silver necklace. I saw one last year but I wasnt really attracted to it, until recently, and I was hoping to be able to find it. There are various of accessory stall in the area, and I searched them one by one, yet none had the design I wanted. I'd hate to go back home empty handed.. so...


My eyes was attracted to this stall, where a young girl was helping her father to sell his traditional drugs. Next to her father's table, these cup of candle were displayed.
They're cute, but I wasnt sure if I'd have any use for them, but the young girl convinced me to buy 2 of them.


Gotta admit that they're cute, definately handmade by the girl. One is for my Mom, the other one would go to my sis, who's in the California, USA.

Now, I'm concerned about how I should wrap the gift, it's already the 7th, and I've yet to wrap any of my gift to my friends... Someone banish my procrastinating habit please.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

08 Jan 05 - 2007 New Year Party (Part 1)

It's never too late, better late then never I guess.


And so during the 31th December, after my hard day work, I decided to head on to the central area of Had Yai, where the Countdown and the New Year Event is being held.
The event started ever since the 29th, but my fever prevented me from getting up from my bed after work.


For those who are wondering, it was the same location as when the The Passage to Had Yai 2007 was held.



This time, you can see that the 'car road' has turned into a nice, pavement for people to walk. Obviously, these project was to support to government's project to put all cables, and wires into the ground. Their objective was to turn the area into the main attraction of Had Yai.



A Christmas Tree, in front of the famous Lee Garden, the 4 star Hotel of our city.
I took a less than 5 minutes walk to the area where the foods are.





Definately crowded, but I suppose that the Chinese New Year is more crowded than this.
Nevertheless, I felt as if I was walking in row of Malaysian stalls there's more tourists in the area than the locals.



One of my favourite food was this, the Hoy Thood (Fried Oyster).
The downside is the excessive oils in your plate, but the taste is nevertheless good.



Walking up further, you'd expect to see more Thai based foods, but this is really one of the 'basic' of Thai foods, the Insect Stall. There are fried locusts, cockroaches, ants, worms, etc.
Really none of my interest but I know some who enjoyed them.



Not only are the area filled with foods, but there's also other miscellaneous items, such as Emeralds and Crystal decorations.



I'd like to buy some of the decorations but the price are, extreme.. thus I abandoned the idea.



And of course, as the area attracts tourists from various of countries, all kind of business can be established, even, 'begging' business.
Personally, this shows either how bad the government is at handling handicapped people, or how bad the polices in the area are.




There are a total of 4 stages in the event, each, being placed in 4 different directions, the South, North, East and West. (Though I never bothered to actually check which is which)

And of course, we care about the security of the travelers who are traveling into Had Yai, thus there's a soldier's tent nearby.



There was one funny thing though.
Is when you fail to contact and ask for an authorization to enter the area when 'you' are wearing 'punk' clothes.



I was at the area when a group of 9-10 people passed by the area, and they had the what I call punk clothes and style.


The soldiers immediately blew their whistle and commanded them to their camp for some interrogation, which includes weapon check.

And with all of those, I'll conclude my first part of the New Year Party.


Happy New Year to all of my readers and wish you the best.


PS : Thanks to all who wished me to get well, my fever's finally gone, and I'm as good as new today.