How I got my heart broken.

How I got my heart broken.

Yes, it’s click bait, you can leave now. Thank you very much.

I don’t remember who was the first person who shared me the trailer, but the first time I saw the trailer, I knew I have to watch this movie.

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Perhaps it was the song in the trailer? Perhaps it was the good looks of both actor and actress? Or perhaps it was the cheesy factor of the typical pairing of innocent-blunder around heroin and hot-rich hero? It doesn’t matter, because I got the chance to watch the premier! Thanks to my talent who ran a giveaway for the premier tickets for this movie.🙂

With that being said, I had very high expectations for this movie, preparing a pack of Kleenex! (I’ve never read the book.) I was all ready to cry my eyes out.

And the movie was..

Good. It was good, but I wish it could have been better.

Here’s why it was good. I generally love the story line although it is obviously the standard cheesy love story, but it has a unique twist to it where instead of the usual average, innocent heroin come crashing into a life of a hot, rich man who is obviously out of her league and they fell in love anyways, it was a story of a complacent countryside girl who found the meaning of life through a man who was once at the top of his own world but now rendered useless after an accident. (That’s a long ass sentence, I know.) It was probably this paradoxical irony that had me pulled towards this movie.

The movie was also good in a sense that it was not dull or draggy, in fact, it was filled with laughter. Emilia Clarke’s acting was entertaining (not to forget her sexy accent!) and the character itself was comedic.

So, did my pack of Kleenex come into handy?

Sadly, no. Which is why I wish it could have been better because, personally, I think the emotional build up leading to the climax was not strong enough. I had tears rolling in my eyes, yes, but the buildup was not strong enough to have me bawling my eyes out.

It was also a thorough shame that there were a couple of scenes that got cut off.

Nevertheless, I got my heart broken watching this movie.

It’s not the fact that he died (I don’t see this as a spoiler, cause it’s an obvious fact.) but the way he died.

In conclusion, not a bad one! Something light for a date night out, I would say. But definitely not my type of date night out, because it’s not exactly a thought provoking kind of movie, if you know what I mean.

A 4.5/6.0 I would say.

How I got harassed by e-hailing service driver.

Earlier this week, I had some issue again with my debit card and ATM machine, so I had to make a trip to the bank’s nearest branch. Since our lunch time is long, I decided to take that trip, accompanied by my colleague.
My UBER had some problem deducting from my debit card which I initially thought was due to lack of money, but turns out, my bank has terminated all online transactions via debit card and we have to activate it manually! 🙄

Anyways, instead of using UBER (also because lunch hour, UBER fare hikes!) we used GrabCar. So as usual, I made my booking via the app and waited for the driver to come. 

Everything was fine when we got into the car. 

Until he started driving. 

Let me make this clear: He did not use any maps and took alternate routes, which to be really fair, I was completely fine by it because I understand that it’s peak time and using different routes helped to avoid the jam.

It was his driving skills that bothered both my colleague and me. He made illegal turnings, sped on small roads and took corners with minimal slow downs. 

One funny thing was, throughout the entire journey, I was scared shitless but made an effort to keep the conversation going between my colleague and me. (I was in the front seat while my colleague was in the back seat. There was zero interaction between the driver and us.) 

So when we reached our destination, we were beyond glad that the journey was over. But God forbids, my nightmare was about to begin.

Once we got out of the car, I pointed out that the driver was scary. It took my colleague less that half a second to agree and she said she even wondered why was I so calm. No I wasn’t. 寶寶害怕但寶寶不說! Wtf.

Since we both agreed that the driver was indeed driving very dangerously, I rated him with one star and left a feedback. 


My colleague actually asked if I am not worried that rating him immediately will get myself into trouble? But I told her that it’s in e-hailing services’ policies to keep feedback and ratings anonymous, so he would not know where the feedback came from.

How wrong I was. 

After we settled my banking issues and had our lunch, it was about one and a half hour later that I got an anonymous phone call. The call happened when I was walking into the lift, I picked it up anyways.

As I picked up the call, the lift made its way up and I could only vaguely hear from the caller’s end asking about my name and mentioned GrabCar. But without any second guessing, I knew it was the driver. (He spoke in Chinese.)

After I got out of the lift, he called again. I told my colleague that I think it’s the driver. My colleague told me to answer it and pretend I did not give any feedback since its anonymous. 

I did as she suggested but turns out it’s pointless because I must have been the only passenger he had, either that or I rated him too soon. He was not being friendly at all and started throwing Chinese swear words at me. 

Being the non-confrontational human being that I am.. I hung up on him. But he still called relentlessly. 

And sent me a text..

I immediately reported this to GrabCar and this time, they reacted to my feedback pretty fast because I received another anonymous call (by now I’m already paranoid of any unknown incoming calls!). 

So, according to GrabCar, this driver has received several similar complaints from other customers and told me they are banning him. 

But it doesn’t end here. My colleagues advised me to just ignore his calls and one of them helped me blocked his number. He then used another number to call me which I picked up. But once I picked up, I heard nothing but swear words. 

I continued to ignore and the calls eventually came to a halt.

However, it was as if he finally figured there’s WhatsApp because he texted me onWhatsApp. He continuously texted me for about a little over an hour. 

It was when I started to feel really bad. He seems under the impression that my complain aganinst his dangerous driving was about him using alternative routes. It was a struggle between my own principles and empathy. I did cause him to lost his job. But at the same time, I was doing my part for the sake of other users.

I felt sorry that he got banned from GrabCar because it could really have been his only source of income. But I’m not sorry for lodging a report against him for unethical and irresponsible driving. 

I wanted to reply and explain to him. But my friends said since he’s no longer disturbing me, just let it lapse. And I didn’t want to piss him off further. 

Do you have any bad experience with e-hailing services?

Scribbled,

Mich

Car polish worth of life lesson

Okay. So I guess I’m on a streak of life lessons. Either that or I’m just suay. Okay la. This time, I admit it’s really my fault.

So here goes my something, something worth of life lesson part two. This time, it’s about Duckie. (Oh right! I haven’t officially introduce Duckie yet. Well, will work on it soon, I guess.)

The story started this morning when I woke up as usual at 6. I thought to myself: Well, not wearing lens, I should be able to leave the house early, woohoo! Then who knows, I was so absorbed by the person in the mirror, time flew by. By the time I was done brushing my teeth and put on my clothes, it was 6:20am. 

I thought to myself again, well okay, a bit of time left. Then I realise I wasn’t wearing the right bra, wtf?! FML. So I changed. Imagine peeling off your clothes and change your bra and put on your clothes again! (Imagine yourself la, not me okay? Wtf.)

Long story short, by the time I drew my brows and was ready to leave, it was 6:34am already! Time flies when you’re spending time with yourself, can?

So the point is, when I reached the KTM parking, there were not parking left! The thing is, they have a lot of levels in the parking building at the KTM because of MRT. But they are waiting for some approval and so only the first floor is open for use. 🙄

I was only left with two options; 1) Park beside the road and risk having my car scratched. 2) Park at the taxi slots and risk the uncertainty.

I went with option two. 

Then.. I came back to find this. 

 
Apparently the taxi uncle who did this worried that I couldn’t see properly. 

So..

  

They scribbled on my windscreen too, but that was really hard to see so I couldn’t be bothered with taking a photo.

When I went got to my car I was like 😱. Then a taxi uncle came and ask me:

Ah moi! Ini kereta parkir sini lu punya ka? Lain kali jangan park sini oh! Nasib baik dia orang tau you perempuan (exactly how they know the car owner is a girl, I’ve got no idea!) takde kasi tayar bocor! 

Then the uncle proceeded to run a check for me to see if there is any punctured tyre. By that I mean he went around my car. I thanked him and hastily got into my car and drove away. (I forgot to off my rear mirror light again, FML.)

Anyway, yea the moral of the story is: Don’t spend too much time admiring the person in your mirror. 紅顏禍水. LOL.

Okay la. I apologise for parking at the taxi space that I pissed them off. But I’m at the same time thankful that they were kind enough and did not proceed to do anything worse like some permanent damage to Duckie.

So.. Yea! 

Great Monday!

Scribbled,

Mich 

200 bucks worth of life lesson

I know it’s 12:00 a.m. and I’m supposed to go sleep since I have a meeting exactly 12 hours later (heck, who sleeps so early anyway). But I’ve done something freaking stupid again that I feel terrible about. Remember when I idiotically forgot about my annual pacemaker follow up? (You can read about it here.)

Yea. Just worse.

So the story begins when I had to go to KLCC to meet up with my talent together with my senior yesterday afternoon. I told my senior to remind me to withdraw from the ATM since we are having a team dinner on the same night and my cash are running low anyways.

Scheduled meeting was at 2:30 p.m. and we arrived at KLCC at say, 2:15 p.m.? But my talent was running a bit late because her driver just got back from Friday prayers. So my senior and me decided to just walk around to kill off time.

Okay, long story short, I went to the HSBC ATM machine to withdraw money. I wanted to withdraw two hundred bucks and I asked for a receipt. So when the ATM machine dispensed the receipt and my card, I took both.

I took both, turned around and left.

Yes. I left without my money that I JUST withdrew.

My talent texted me right after and we went to meet her. I went about my day as usual and until I had to take the bigger notes from my wallet for the team dinner we had, only did I realised that I was two hundred bucks short. Only did it dawned upon me that I bloody forgot to take my money from the ATM machine.

Admittedly, I was mindlessly lulling about replying emails and whatnot throughout the whole process of withdrawing. I was distracted. But what an expensive distraction.

That precise moment when I realised what had happened, I was like; Oh. Okay. Oh no. Oh shit. Fuck my life.

And then; Mich, you can go kill yourself. (Okay, maybe not so extreme.)

Exactly who would have done what I just did?! (Okay, apparently it is pretty common, cause I googled it, wtf.)

At first I thought there isn’t anything I could do. I mean, the next person could have easily took the money, my money. But I really googled “What happens when you withdraw from ATM and forgot to take the cash.” (Typical first world problem.) Apparently there is a possibility that the ATM machine sucks in your cash if you don’t take it.

So on my way home, I decided to call HSBC customer service. It was already 11:00 p.m. but their customer careline was still operating.

I lodged a report on my case and the customer service officer ran some checks, confirmed two hundred bucks was deducted and not refunded to my account. So she told me she would raise this issue for me so that HSBC would investigate it. She also told me what to expect where there is two possible scenarios; 1) The machine retained the cash after I did not take it and within a few days, the amount will be refunded back into my account OR 2) The money was stolen, anyone passing by who saw could have just pulled it out.

I will be able to know within 11 working days the result of the investigation.

I’m not putting my hopes high. And I’m telling myself that whoever happened to have taken the cash really needed it and it possibly helped him or her get through a difficult time. (I know two hundred bucks isn’t a lot for a lot of you but then again, it’s two. hundred. bucks. It’s a lot for a freshie like me, okay? I could have paid my Maxis bill, lol!)

So yea, a painful and burning life lesson for me.

I’ve done a lot of stupid things in my life alright, but the ones that makes me feel superbly disappointed with myself, I think it ought to be taken down in the history of my life.

Just when I thought I couldn’t get any thicker, I just surprised myself. And I need to survive for another three weeks until I get my next pay check.

Great, Mich. Life’s great.

Scribbled,

Mich.

Sponsored post #2: Dresses to the rescue!

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It’s approaching the end of my fourth week in my first new job in an all new environment. It’s crazy how time speeds past without any mercy and to be honest, the transition from a student to a working adult is not all fun and joy. It is also when I finally realize how rude it is to ask someone fresh out of university what plans they have or what are they planning to do next. Honestly, having been through (and still sort of going through) that phase, it is the most abominated question to be asked alive.

Whether or not I have a plan, it really doesn’t concern you. If I do, you will know, eventually. But if I don’t, it really is none of your business.

Anyway, one thing I love and hate at the same time about my new job is the fact that we don’t have a dress code. It’s borderline liberating not having to dress up formally and go to work every day. You get to choose what to wear, but of course, nothing too over!

I actually do enjoy coordinating my daily outfit (I’m working on it, okay!) because it could be so much fun!

Then again, it sort of sucks when you’re running out of time! Which is why I think basic dresses are a must in every girl’s wardrobe. It’s what I do whenever I’m running late or feeling lazy.

It’s not just for work, dresses do come into rescue in a lot of different occasions! Heh.

I like this printed floral dress because its cute enough on its own and I don’t have to worry about extra accessories! I’ve never worn this to work before yet. But this is great for a day out. Nothing too fancy.

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I was actually very skeptical with  striped outfits. I have a feeling it makes one look fat. But voila! When I tried it on in the fitting room, I knew I had to get it! It’s a piece that I could just pull it over my head and head straight to work, even for meetings! I realize most of my dresses are sleeveless dress, but this one is half sleeve? Lol, sorry. Bad fashion vocabulary, but you know what I’m trying to say. Anyhow, this is my best friend when.. you know? Not the best day for sleeveless? HAHA! Opps.

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Yes. I love body con dresses.  It’s something about the way the dress wraps around your body perfectly that give you the instant boost of confidence! Lol. This is actually my favorite dress among all my dresses because red is my favorite color and it makes me feel sexy. Heh. It’s good enough on it’s own at the same time allows plenty of creativity space for me to mix and match!

My wardrobe is full of dresses. Basic dresses goes a long way because you can either just put it on and head out of you could mix and match with accessories and get creative!

Me being me, I usually take a very long time to get out of bed and get ready. So if I’m really running late, basic dresses are my saviour.

Whenever I go shopping for new clothes, I have super high tendency to shop for dresses. Especially when I’m lurking around in Zalora, I end up spending hours and hours scrolling through their huge collection of basic dresses. And it usually means I need to exert self control. *sulks*

Sigh.

Tomorrow is Friday, as a working YOUNG adult, TGIF!

Well, have a good weekend you people! (While I stay home, away from the crowd. *anti-social*)

Scribbled,

Mich

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Saturday: Six people, six rivers, one hour

just so it sounds more dramatic.

So yea, I ended my internship yesterday (finally! *pops confetti*) and my way of celebrating it was a day out with a bunch of adventurous people. Lol. Anyway, the idea budded a couple of weeks ago when my friend asked if I wanted to go waterfall. I think she actually called me..

At that point of time, I simply said yes but wasn’t thinking much about it because my family don’t really like the idea of being around waterfalls. They think waterfalls are haunted, I do too. When I said yes to waterfall, time and place wasn’t decided yet. Then a couple of days following the call, a whatsapp group was created for this waterfall outing. But even until yesterday, I had no idea where we were going, I just knew we were going to waterfall. Shows how much I don’t give AF where we are heading as long as we are heading there together. Awwww.

Anyway, when I got home after my last day of internship, I felt very tired and wanted to ffk because I have a handful of interviews lined up the following week and I just wanted to rest.

And if I did, I would have missed a day of awesomeness.

I don’t know exactly where the waterfall is located, I think it’s Kubu Baru. But the waterfall is called Chiling Waterfall, around 1.5 hours from Kepong.

It was only this morning that I found out we would have to hike for an hour before reaching the waterfall. Wtf. I don’t like the idea because my first thought was that I would slow down everyone’s progress, given my useless stamina, wtf.

We were supposed to gather at Wen Jun’s (I’m just going to assume that you will know who is who because not many people are going to read this anyway, and it’s for my future self to read back also, so yea.) at 9:30am. So I left my house at 7:30am, reach Chin Lin’s house in Serdang at 8:00am. Iylia picked us up at 8:30am and we headed straight to Kepong to pick Alyssa up which was around 9:30am.

The night before, Iylia already told Wen Jun in our whatsapp group that it’s not very possible to reach his house at 9:30am, but he will try anyway. Wen Jun then said there is no try and we should be at his house at 9:30am no matter what. OK.

By the time we picked Alyssa up and head to Wen Jun’s house, it was 9:45am. First thing I did was call Wen Jun, twice and he did not pick up. Already guessing what is happening. We spent around 10 minutes at the car park calling him and then we decided that we should just feed our hunger at a nearby mamak while we wait for him to come around and answer his call.

I suggested that we head straight to his house but I could not remember which floor it is. So we sat down at the mamak and by then, Chi Yao was already in touch with Wen Jun’s mom. However, his mom was outside and despite giving us his house phone number we still could not get to the 9:30am-no-try-guy.

By then we were already discussing our plan B and Iylia started worrying if anything happened to Wen Jun. Then his mom told us their house address, so after eating, we went to the guard house and talked to the security guard. It was very nice of their security guard, responsible even, as he took us to his unit and waited until he was sure that we are his friends before going back to the guard house.

What happened?

He overslept and couldn’t hear his phone ringing. Lol, but anyway we still sticked to our Chiling waterfall plan and turns out the timing was just nice.

As my title suggested, it was an one hour journey (should be less than that if you walk faster and don’t take a lot of photos at nice spots) where you have to cross six rivers.

I’m not a hiker, nor am I a person who exercises regularly. Well if you count walking in KTM stations and standing in KTM, then yes, I exercise on a regular basis, wtf. But the trail was a pretty simple one, no major obstacles. A bit muddy at the beginning of the trail and you’d be just fine if you have long legs. But overall, I’m glad I didn’t slow my friends down all too much.

Today’s weather was pretty good too and water level was not high. Wen Jun went a couple of times and the last time he went, water level was really high and it was raining.

Let me blast you guys with photos.

Note: photos are taken by Chi Yao with his Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

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It’s the base of the waterfall.

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Beginning of the trail, six rivers!

As I said, the weather was pretty good and the water level was friendly too, something Wen Jun kept repeating.

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A spot where we stopped by for a while and took some photos. Vain people.

It was also where I slipped and sat on a rock.

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Take one

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Take two

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Wen Jun photobomb! *notice the head*

So yea, we stopped for like, 10 minutes to take photos? Then we continued trekking the trail.

And we are there!😀 It reminds me of the place I went when I was still in the tribe at Taiwan.

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Chi Yao’s candid test.

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We are at the top!

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Chin Lin and I

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A little nearer

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And it’s me and my pose

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And we exchange! Lol.

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Notice the subtle flare that makes it looks like there’s a rainbow?

So on the way up, I was telling Chin Lin how amazing it was when I trekked in the tribe to their waterfall because the butterflies there were fearless. They danced around us and land on our colourful towels.

But Chiling waterfall has very beautiful butterflies too. And for some reason, they took a liking of my butt. Aren’t my butt-erfly pretty?😛

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is simply amazing or what?! It’s even better than the Huawei Nexus 6P.

Wen Jun alleged that the butterfly was mating with his leg. Wtf.

We stayed at the top for like, I don’t know, 20 minutes? There were people doing cliff diving and just enjoying the cool water. It was pretty and really chilling there. You can even swim around. But it started raining and we thought it’s wise if we start heading back down.

And on the way down, instead of crossing the river, we crossed this trunk. I was scared and grabbed Chin Lin and Chi Yao’s hands like it’s my lifeline. No joke. Should have just sat down and did what Iylia and Alyssa did.

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We made Chi Yao take a photo for us.

When we reached the second river, the rain stopped and it was a quiet spot. So we decided to just chill around..

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Which means..

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.. more photos

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And just, float around.

Wen Jun even tried catching the fishes because there was a guy who threw fish food around. Apparently, the fishes there were smarter than us. They decided that they are not that hungry after all when we placed the fish food inside a plastic bag, trying to trap them.

Smart fishes.

We continued heading out at 4:00pm as the sky darken a little. By the time we got back to the base, I think it was 4:30pm. Or even a bit earlier.

Oh, we started at 1:00pm and reached the top at 2:10pm.

By the time we were done cleaning up and changed, it was around 5:30pm or 5:45pm. We were all famished by the time we got back to the car.

Something to note about the waterfall was that, crocs are highly recommended as you’d get soaked. Wet is an understatement. Flippers or slippers are not recommended, I think it’s quite dangerous as some places are quite slippery. Also, treading the rivers, you’d often have to dig your foot between rocks so you don’t get carried away by the current.

And put all your belongings including your clothes and cellphones in a plastic bag before putting it in your backpack or it’d get all wet. My backpack is still wet right now. Wen Jun asked us to do just that the night before.

Also don’t bother bringing shampoos or whatnots, there’s no water in the toilet for you to bathe or even take a quick shower. What we did was to fill out water bottles with water at the tap outside and just wash off sands. Don’t drink those water, though. Lol.

I still do think that waterfalls are dangerous. My parents always told me that “戲山莫戲水”. Mess with the forest, don’t mess with waters. My father grew up around waterfalls and he knew how sudden the current could change and there are always hidden currents that could trap you.

My parents always warn me to stay away from waterfalls because we do not know how to observe the signs where the current is about to change. But getting back to nature simply isn’t something you could resist. We’d always have to be alert with the weather and water level. I didn’t tell my mom I was going to waterfall because I know she don’t like it and would worry. Opps.

So, as we were famished, we went to a restaurant where Wen Jun promised it’d be great Tom Yam. I’m not a Tom Yam fan since I don’t take spicy, but then I was sold to the sotong petai and fried chicken. We ordered 5 dishes including the Tom Yam and a big portion of fried rice. Not big, humongous. We thought we would not be able to finish it but we did in the end. So proud of us.

No photos on the food because we don’t have such religious people among us but it was really, really good.

Headed back to Kepong and it was around 8:30pm when we reached.

It was a tiring day, but I felt recharged spending time with these people. At least I could have quality conversation with them.

This is what I call quality outing.

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And these are the people when you don’t scroll phones while with them. How do you do that anyway when you have to focus on not tripping over?😛

It’s been a while since I updated my blog. But I just had to have this documented.

Till the next entry🙂

Oh, happy new year by the way.