Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Job Interview

As you might have read in the previous post, Mami has decided to work again. She has been really bored at home, and itchy to be working again. Also there are also some other rea$on$. hehee..

So we contacted a few friends and ex-colleagues, and I went through the newspapers. A good friend recommended a position in her company in Shah Alam. Mami sent in her resume and before you know it, she was called for her first interview.

One thing about a job interview, is that, it is actually a two-way traffic. Beside the employer evaluating the candidates, at the same time, the candidates will also be evaluating the employer. So how a company handles an interview, tells a lot about the company, especially time-management.

Mami got an appointment at 1.15 pm for a job interview on a Friday. As Ali, Ah Chong and Muthu, and everyone else know, it is lunch time and it's Friday's prayer for the Muslims. We also got to know the interviewer is a Muslim. Despite our numerous call to confirm the time, the HR still maintained that the time was correct, and requested Mami to be punctual.

And the first thing the HR officer said when she walked into their office at 1.15pm,

"Wait ah. It's lunch time, and the interviewer just went out for lunch."

And she waited a full 2 hours before her turn. That's why I got so much time and went looking for the pisang goreng and managed to finish my Mary Higgins Clark's novel.

Despite that, she really likes the job and is hoping of getting it. Wish her luck, ya?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pisang Goreng

Ever queued just to buy pisang goreng? And I mean really, really long queue?

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Taken with my lousy camere phone.

Last Friday, Mami had a job interview in Shah Alam. Yeah, she's thinking of working again, since she's really bored at home. But tell you about that later.

I wasn't working that day, so I decided to give her a lift. And went food hunting! I read about this pisang goreng near Shah Alam Komuter station in Section 15 (more like in Section 19) and decided why not!

The stall is really difficult to spot. It is near Komuter station, but not visible from the main road. Exiting from the Komuter station, go straight until you reached a left junction turning into a residential area. The stall (with BIG MPSA sign) is after this junction.

And the queue is unbelievable! I was lucky there were only 8 person ahead of me, but the people keep coming, and coming, and coming....

Azmi Pisang Goreng was operated by a few malay youngsters, with loads of pre-cut pisang, ready to be fried. And they have 8 big woks frying these banana fritters.

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So is this 'best goreng pisang in town' good? It's actually quite nice, the bananas (pisang awak-awak as stated in the menu) are cut into smaller pieces, lightly battered and fried. It was really crispy, and the banana is sweet and soft. A bit oily though. But I also think it is good because it is served hot, fresh from the wok, since it is snapped up quickly the minute it is removed from the wok. So you get hot pisang goreng everytime.

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It costs 10 cents per piece. I bought RM2, and I think I got about 24 pieces in the bag. There is also a container where they poured all the leftover crispy bits (I love these!), and you can scoop all you want! The makcik in front of me even took her own sweet time choosing the bigger pieces! She walked away with 2 big bags of these. Oi makcik! kalo free pun, takanlar sampai berbag-bag! Ingatlah orang kat blakang nie oi.

There's even a branch in USJ10 Taipan, maybe I'll try there next time.

Monday, January 22, 2007


It has been a tiring weekend!

Yiyi has been sick since last Thursday. She came back from kindy and was having a fever. Her temperature went up to 40 degree C!! On Friday, it was worst. 41 degree C. The paracetamol that the doctor gave wasn't effective, so we went back to the doctor on Saturday.

Her fever still persisted on Saturday, and the doctor began to suspect it's dengue. But her blood report came back negative. phew.... The doctor put her on Bifen (ibuprofen) and antibiotic.

By Sunday, her fever had come down, but she was having diarrhea. But the fever came back at night. *sigh*

So today, she's still resting at home, with Mami caring for her and putting up with her whinning, and 'manja-ing'.

I think it's the 'sick season'. I was feeling under the weather the whole of last week, Mami was down too earlier. My mom was sick last Saturday and the whole family of my neighbour was down, including their 1 y.o. baby. And then there are James and Suzanne.

So take care everyone.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Run, Yiyi, Run!


She does run in a weird way.
Sort of a gallopy-kind of run. And her hands moves too much, and closer to her chest. Like she's holding some oranges with both her hands and her chest, and running at the same time.

But she's only 3.

According to the teacher, her motor skills are related to her legs and her hands. She's also having problem with her writing and holding a pencil properly. So we are training her on her writing, and it would also help if her legs are strong.

Oh I guessed we'll have run with her more. I could use some exercise myself.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007



Mami : Papi ah..

Papi : Yes?

Mami : The teacher said hor, Yiyi is not running properly.

Papi : Huh? What do you mean she is not running properly?

Mami : The teacher said her motor skill, especially her legs, is not fully developed yet. So she need to run more.

Papi : Huh? So how?

Mami : So, we have to bring her out to the playground more frequent lor. Train her legs a bit.

Papi : she can exercise more lar.

Mami : Yalor.

Papi : But she is active what? Running here and there, jumping like a monkey. We have a lawn for her to run also. How come the motor skill not developed? Looks OK to me.

Mami : Dunno leh....

Papi : I think the teacher indirectly ask you to go exercise more often lar *muahahaha* (Warning: Don't try this at home!)

Mami : NO Lar!!! Eee-yer!! I think the teacher was referring to you lar!! hahaha....

Papi : OK lar, OK lar, we both go lar.

Come to think of it, I think Yiyi's doing just fine. I mean, I've seen her running , and it looks OK to me. Well, she does gallop here and there, like riding an imaginary horse, when she's being playful. Maybe today, she galloped, thinking it was a game they were playing. And the teacher thought she was running in a weird way.

I think I'll test her today.

Friday, January 05, 2007

How low can you go..

Wow!! This ought to send MAS some people jumping!!

Via The Star n Bernama:

Fly Asian Xpress (FAX) today launched AirAsiaX, the long-haul budget airline which is expected to begin operations from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) low-cost terminal in July this year.

Oh...July only start. That means cannot spend CNY there lor.

Fares to London will start as low as RM9.99, excluding tax and surcharges.

Wah?! RM9.99 ah? Like that fly to London yamcha also can lor.

The flights will have two classes - super economy and economy. In-flight entertainment and food will be available for purchase onboard.

Super Economy? Like this ah?

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LOL! Just kidding.

Whatever it is, and no matter how low the fares are, passengers' safety should be the top priority. And the aircraft must be in tip-top condition and well-maintained lar. Don't lar because of the low fares and prices, safety is being compromised. Right?

Hmmm...I think it's time to plan for a holiday. ;)