Friday, January 7, 2011


Yesterday I felt like having something sweet. So I went to the nearest doughnut shop and had one dark cherry doughnut and ordered one hot drink. While paying, the cashier told me that the drink will come later.

I went to sit down and wait. Sambil itu saya mula menikmati donut berinti ceri dan coklat putih yang sungguh enak itu.

Then one of the kids said to me:
-Bon appétit!

Which, in French, meant "selamat menjamu selera".

I just smiled and wondered if he was an MFI student moonlighting here.

Then the cashier called out to me;
-Kak, bon appétit!

Wah! Ramainya yang boleh speaking Paris di kedai ni. Saya pun senyum kepadanya dan berkata "Merci!"

Then another kid came up to me and said;
-Akak, teh akak dah siap.

Ohhh. One apple tea. Aku dengar macam bon appétit.
Sori ye dik. Akak ni sound trouble sikit.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Low BP

Today I woke up feeling giddy and nauseous. After taking my pulse and resting heart rate, I went back to bed hoping that the room would stop spinning if I closed my eyes. OK the going back to bed part was true. Ambik pulse reading and resting heart rate tu tipu belaka.

In the afternoon my mom sent me to the clinic. The doctor was of African origine. Bila dia cakap dengan saya, dia ulang semua soalannya dua kali. I am guessing to help in better understanding and communication. But it only confused me more.

-When was you last time you had your period? Period? Menstruation?
-Did you eat normally yesterday? Normal? Like every other day?

Major, major, major verbal diarrhea.

But we discussed a bit and I let out that yesterday I took some spirulina supplements for the first time. He asked me again the name of the supplement. I told him and spelled it out for him. He googled spirulina on his laptop and said something about how it's called in his native country. And then continued to inform me about what side effects spirulina can have on its user. Low BP, giddiness, weight gain, fatigue, lethargy, acne etc. etc. etc.

In short, I'm probably allergic to seaweed.

Then outside, while waiting for my medicine, the makcik sitting beside me asked me what sickness I had. I told her I was allergic to spirulina.

-Apokobondo seprulina tu nak? Macam namo artis pun ado!

Pastu mak saya pun sampai.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Iklan radio

This morning as I was driving to work, there was this radio commercial about a contest. And the grand prizes were 5 Perodua cars I think. I can't really remember but during the ad, there was the sound of the 5 cars honking. I was so surprised I started to look everywhere thinking that I was blocking some other car or that maybe I was driving on the wrong side of the road.

So my point is, kepada mereka yang membuat iklan di radio ni, tolonglah jangan masukkan sound effect yang berupa bunyi hon, bunyi siren polis ataupun bunyi tayar meletup. Bunyi kentut pun tidak dibenarkan sama sekali. Akak ni dah tua. Cepat melatah. Silap-silap I might just run out of my car and go to the nearest tree for cover. :)))

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