Tuesday, November 30, 2010

She Owns the Sun!

So apparently, this woman in Spain claimed the sun as her own.

According to Yahoo News,

"she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund.
She would dedicate another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself.
"It is time to start doing things the right way, if there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and people's well-being, why not do it?" she asked"

You can read the full article here.

What a nutjob. And not to mention, this is totally a lawsuit waiting to happen. I mean, ok, you own the sun and you want to charge people for using it. Now what?

1. Fine then. since you own the sun, I don't want to use it anymore. So keep it away from me. What's that? You can't? Lawsuit!

2. That guy got skin cancer indirectly caused by the sun. Lawsuit!

3. Some kid decided to look at the sun directly through a telescope and burnt his eyes out. Lawsuit!

I can tell you a hundred other situations where this woman could probably be sued, down to her last Euro, but you get the drift right?

Sure she could charge all of us for using it, but she's probably gonna end up with even less money than she started out after all these people are done with her.

I'm gonna say it again. What a nutjob.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

House Update

We got someone to come and clean the house. At 12 ringgit an hour, this woman did a pretty awesome job because she really scrubbed the heck out of the floors and whatnot. The house is almost sparkly clean now, saw for the spot in my master bedroom with the shoeprints. Those prints just won't go away. I'm considering carpeting the whole room sebab buruk sangat lah.

We'll see how it goes. I'm still too lazy to take pictures. Nantilah once we've moved in and redecorated. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Exams are O.V.E.R

yay! :)
tu je nak cakap.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

House of Horrors


I remember leaving the apartment in perfect condition. Now that we've got it back, I realise that the previous tenants were total unhygienic slobs. I mean seriously. We were so excited about living on our own, but the level of excitement plummeted instantly when we opened the front door to check out the condition of the house.

1. We had this awesome white couch which was huge and comfy. In fact, when we took the backrests away, Epol and I could actually fit on it really nicely and cuddled while we watched tv. The couch cover is now brown in colour and the material now looks like a piece of rag.

2. The yellow leather armchair is still yellow, but dusty as heck and sticky to boot.

3. The curtains look like they haven't been washed at all in the two years we haven't been living there

4. The house STINKS. Especially the master bedroom. It's an unnameable smell. Macam bau hamis badan orang tak mandi 10 tahun + bau rokok + (ok, at the risk of sounding totally racist here, which is not what I intend, fyi) bau babi. Tau tak? When you walk past a shop which sells pork, there's this certain smell. That's what the house smells like.

5. There are ashtrays in the sink. The house used to be a no-smoking house. Nak smoke, duduk kat balcony sorang-sorang or kindly step outside. BUT THERE ARE ASHTRAYS IN THE SINK :(

6. There is a pail in the cupboard underneath the kitchen sink. I think it's leaking or something.

7. Only the aircond in the dining area can be switched on with the remote. The room airconds seemed to have been switched off in a hurry using the main switch instead of the aircond, judging from the fact that the flaps are wide open.

8. The second room (the room we used to occupy) is the only room in the house that does not stink. However, the doorknob is mangled in ways that I seriously wouldn't have ever imagined. It must've also been twisted off at one point. Tak tau la ada orang bergaduh kunci diri dalam bilik and the other person tried to break the door down ke apa ke, but now, it looks like the doorknob has been sloppily taped back onto the door. Buruk gila.

Also also also, when I switched on the room light, the swtich started crackling. CRACKLING! Like literally *snap crackle pop snap crackle pop cnap crackle pop* all the way, which scared the heck out of me.

9. Guest bathroom lights totally out.

10. Loose cupboard in kitchen

11. Shoeprints all over the stinky master bedroom

12. Dirty sheets and pillows still in their pillowcases in every bed of the house.

There did not seem to be any attempt of cleaning the house before leaving it whatsoever.

And so we have to:

1. Hire a professional cleaning service to scrub the place clean from top to toe (literally). I am going to insist on mopping, vacuum and sweeping, and a thorough wipe down of every single nook, cranny, crevice and drawer. Normally, I would do this myself (like I did with the apartment we rented last year before we gave it back to the landlord) but geli tau tak? geli.

2. Get an electrician to fix the wiring of everything.

3. Get a plumber to fix all the pipes and whatnot

4. Reupholster the couch.

5. Open up every single window and door that we can and switch the fans on at full blast to air the house out like crazy and get rid of that disgusting smell

6. burn all of those bedsheets left behind

Did I miss anything out? I don't think so. And just to prove how bad the house really is, I will definitely be taking pictures the next time I go there.

Kau ni dah kenapaaaaaaaa?

Annoying nak mampus la. Diam boleh? Ish.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mama yang lagi satu :)

We got the keys to our apartment last week. One step closer to being independent.

For the last few years, we rented the unit out because things haven't been all that stable for the both of us, financially. But living with in-laws isn't easy, and I imagine that living with your parents when you have a spouse is equally difficult.

I love my mom-in-law almost like I love my own mom.

Make no mistake about that.

But living together means a lot of sacrifices, on her part and on ours. I'm pretty sure that it is just as difficult (maybe even more) for her to be living with her son and daughter-in-law. Differences of opinion, accidental hurt feelings are bound to happen whether we realise it or not.

At the end of the day, we just have different habits, different stands, different views on life.

And as grown adults, a part of us wants to feel what it's like to be independent. We're getting there, Insyallah, thanks, in no small part to her. She's practically given us the ticket for us to start the rest of our lives, and I will forever be grateful to her for that.

I have no idea if you're reading this or not, but thanks mama, for everything - for receiving me into your life, for trusting me with your son's heart, for forgiving us for our mistakes and wrongdoings, for your continuous efforts in guiding us towards become better people.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


We're getting visitors tonight!

It's almost like a mini holiday, haha, esp if u've seen my mom-in-law's place. I'm kinda excited, cuz I really need this after a stressful couple of months. :)

Nak letak gambar my kesayangans kat sini but two of us dah bertudung litup and belum ambik a new picture sama2, so nantilah ek? hehe.