It’s Been a Week

…since I last wrote something.

I’ve been very busy at work. I mean really busy. Have never been so busy before. Tomorrow’s another cycle of a busy day. And I’ve also been busy spending money. I will only allow it until the end of this month. After that, I’m going to impose myself a ban on withdrawing too much money from the ATM. The shopping mood started since the Christmas mood and then the annual dinner preparation mood and has now prolonged to pre-Chinese New Year mood, giving myself excuse to buy things. After that, I have to reinstall my cooking mood back into myself. Lately I feel like I’m eating junk again.

Anyway, let me tell you what happened the day before yesterday.

I left work earlier to collect the costume which I’ve rented. I wanted to pump petrol before that but I overshot and so I didn’t make it to the Petronas station in Cyberjaya. Since there was still enough fuel to reach home, I decided to just pump it at the Mobil Station near my staying place.

After collecting my costumes and my colleagues’ costumes, I went to Mobil and there was this petrol station attendant who came up to me, asking me if I would like him to “check air” for me. Air as in water. Before this, about a week ago, there was also a petrol station attendant who came up to me and asked me the same thing. But I didn’t let him check it as I thought I just serviced my car. There should be enough oil and coolant. So this time, I just thought, no harm letting him check.

To his shock and much more to mine, my car ran out of coolant. That I must say is very scary and dangerous. He showed me the empty radiator and helped me to fill it up with 3 cans of coolant. Green in colour. Also he helped me to add a little engine oil.

Feeling that something might be wrong, I drove to the service centre yesterday morning to get my car checked. I didn’t want to risk driving to annual dinner at Putrajaya with a leaking radiator. And you know what? There was indeed a leakage on the radiator hose. There was stain below the leakage which was how the service guy detected it.

I’ve been hoping to be one of the top 10 lucky draw winners for the annual dinner but when I found out about the radiator hose. I feel so lucky already that I didn’t mind if I won the lucky draw or not. Imagine me wearing a Spanish dress, getting stuck on the LDP highway with a dried up radiator and burnt engine. That would be quite a scene.

So…I just want to say THANK YOU MOBIL!!

Now let me tell you about my company’s annual dinner which I attended last night. We weren’t expecting everyone to dress up according to this year’s dinner theme so it was really nice and exciting to see almost everyone wearing different kinds of costumes to the dinner.

I had my hair set at the salon. My first time. So I was really excited about it but I wasn’t used to how I look after my hair was set. My colleague said it looks pretty so….I think it looks pretty lah! 🙂

After coming out of the salon, I walked like a fish out of water. Can’t wait to get to the parking basement. Didn’t want people to look at me. I damn perasan I know but I was just shy.

There was not enough time for me to make up properly after that. Just did eyeliner, mascara, blush and lipstick. Of course make up base and foundation and concealer before that. I’ve never use eyeliner before this so I had to just improvise and try to give myself a good look. Actually this is the first time I’m actually putting make-up on myself, as in proper make-up. Sometimes I wonder if I’m a girl.

The downside about this is that my face looked a bit too fair when taking photos, especially when using flash. I really looked like a ghost. But when you look at me just like that, I look okay. Not too fair. When taking pics under the yellowish light without flash, it looks really good. So…I don’t know what is wrong. Maybe my foundation colour is too light. You see…that happens when you learn make-up in a very last minute.

Anyway, there are still a few good looking photos of me taken even though it is not many. I’ll try to salvage the ones with me looking like a ghost with Photoshop’s Colour Balance tool. A friend asked me to use the Curves tool but I just don’t know how to get a correct tone to adjust the photos.

And guess what? I did win a lucky draw prize. A 3D2N Room Complimentary for 2 Persons in a hotel in Bali worth RM950. Flight ticket is not included though..but I could still try for a cheap ticket from AirAsia. I really hope he can find the time to go with me.

Now let me show you my hair!


  • gracieq says:

    I saw the photos you uploaded in Facebook and they’re all really nice.

    Next time when you make up and you wanna avoid looking too pale, you can use a bit more blush on your cheeks and lightly powder some blush over your T-zone. Really brings out more colour and you definitely will not look too much like a ghost. 🙂

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  • Grace says:

    Thanks for the tips Gracie! 🙂

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