I’ve been Caged

When I came to the office yesterday after an Easter long weekend, I expected nothing but my usual routine of unlocking my drawer, taking out my laptop, turning it on, and start running for the day.

However, I got a surprise when I saw THESE on my wall, in my drawers, and in my notebook:

 

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I was laughing like crazy when I saw this! Luckily only a handful of people were around at that time.

I immediately knew it was Avtar’s doing! Who else would have this kind of idea but him? Hahaha! So when he walked in to the office, he walked past my desk and giggled.

Me: Thanks for the surprise, ah!

Avtar: How many have you found so far?

Me: Four

Avtar: Where were they at?

Me: Nahh.. on the wall, 2 in the drawers, and 1 in my notebook

Avtar: That’s not all. You’ll see the biggest one soon

Me: What?! Where’s the other one??

Avtar: Just wait. It’s coming soon.

 

So okay, I went on with my day as usual. Then about 2-3 hours later, I received a phone call from a client. I was wondering why his voice sounded so distant and I kept on hearing some scratching sound in my ear. I thought it was my hair covering the receiver, so I swept it off, but no! I was still hear those scratchy sound! Also, I’ve increased the volume to the max but his voice still sounds rather distant.

Confused, I put the receiver away and that’s when I saw it…

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I pointed it out to Mag and she laughed so hard quietly (if that even makes sense). I had to resist from laughing like a siao char bor throughout the call! Once the call has ended, I could finally laugh in peace. LOL this is damn epic!

So yeah, I’ve been Caged on a Monday!

Drug lord

We were talking about misaligned molars, then…

Toaster: I know what you were in your past life! I was a butterfly and a dentist!

Shainah: So what was I?

Toaster: You were a dracula.

Shainah: What? Drug lord??

Me: Huh?? Drug dealer??

Toaster: What are you guys saying?! I said “Dracula” lah!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Insert Mag Here

So Toaster (who has got a new nickname: Toasted Hammie. SO CUTE RIGHT?!), Shairah (or whom Toaster affectionately call Shainah) and I went to a Korean restaurant nearby the office for lunch, continued by desserts at Sophie Bakery afterwards.

Ms. Peanut couldn’t join us because she had a lunch meeting, so Toaster said to send her a picture of us enjoying the cake. HEHEHEHEHE

Which of course we did. Teasing people is what we do best.

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By the way, these are the cakes. Cheesecake and chocolate cake. Fatdom here we come!

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Eh the tiles look nice hor?

 

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Then when we went back to the office, each of us found this on our desk…

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HAHAHAHAHA like so desperately wanted to be in the picture! :D

Sorry Ms. Peanut, no cakes for you!

 

So… since she desperately wanted to have cakes with us, we fulfilled her wish…

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What a bunch of awesome colleagues you have there, Ms. Peanut. See, we wish you were there with us!

Stripes Wednesday!

Toaster and I accidentally wore stripes to work today. What’s funnier is that our shirts have similar brand logos. Hahahaha

Like this:

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LOLOL this Toaster ar… the Photo Booth’s timer was counting down like 3… 2… 1… Then when the shutter went off, she was like “HEY! Why it took 3 seconds?!”

When obviously she has known better. Hahahahahahahaha aiyo Toaster! But her expression is so funny here! Like half smiling half constipated. I didn’t know constipation is a wonderful feeling.

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Yay proper picture! Too bad she didn’t wear black pants. Otherwise we’ll look even more similar.

And turns out Shairah was wearing stripes as well!

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA couldn’t stop laughing at this picture!! We all look damn stupid! Some idiot chipmunks hahahahahahahaha

Btw, I’ve just put in 2 oreo cookies into Toaster’s mug of coffee. Now I think she’s plotting some plan to kill me… If I don’t update my blog in 3 days time, you know who to find…

Point point rice

Me: Boss, we are going to dabao food for lunch. Do you want anything?

Boss: Where are you guys going?

Me: Amoy street

Boss: Ok!

Me: What do you want?

Boss: Anything you guys wanna buy for me!

Me: … Then I’ll buy you a bao and a drink

Boss: Hahaha! Really, anything. Rice with some spicy chicken…

Me: Okay, guess we can get you Thai food.

Boss: Yeah, sure! Or that point point rice… (making pointing gesture)

Us: LOL

(He was actually referring to mixed rice - where customers point at the dishes behind a glass cabinet to let the seller know which ones they want to have)

 

Edit: Eh OMG the term ‘Point Point Rice’ is actually valid!! Open the link above and scroll down to the last paragraph:

Other names for economy rice include “Chap Chye Png” (杂菜饭, “mixed vegetable rice” in the local Hokkien dialect) and colloquially, “Point Point Rice”, named for the method of ordering one’s meal which involves simply asking for a plate of rice and then pointing at the various dishes desired. It is unclear how the latter term originated.

 

LOL!

Patience

I feel that my level of patience gets thinner as I grow older. I used to be very patient up to just a few years ago. Nowadays, I get grouchy or angry at things quite easily. Dunno why!! I don’t like it though :(

Maybe the world is testing my patience. Or maybe it’s the stupid hormones. Or maybe it’s just me getting less patient altogether.

Or maybe because lately I’ve been experiencing and hearing more and more stories that almost tipped my boiling point.

Or maybe because I’ve learned to not taking in shit that comes my way. A few years ago, some said that I was being too nice and therefore some people tried to step on my head. Maybe I’ve just learned a lot in the past couple of years that I gotta stand up for myself and if someone throws shit at me, I’m gonna try to throw it back at their faces instead.

Gotta start building up my patience again! Haven’t been feeling as cheerful as I used to lately haiz… Thankfully Mr. Phlegmatic is more patient than I do and he calms me down whenever I’m feeling grouchy and cheer me up when I’m feeling blue. :D

(Or maybe this is just growing old)

惩前毖后。

人逢喜事精神爽。

Renewing passport at the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore

Went to renew my passport at the Indonesian Embassy this morning and boy, the experience was pleasantly good! Totally unexpected (in a good way)!

So here’s what happened:

1) 8:10 – Arrived at the embassy (The counter opens at 9 so we had to wait outside the security post). There were already 5 people waiting by then!

2) 8:50 – More people have arrived by this time and a staff was explaining about some house rules. One of the things he said was “you can’t stay longer than 30 minutes. We will ask you to leave, unless you have a business inside.”. I was wondering to myself, “Not longer than 30 mins? Means… the application process is fast??” #skeptical.

3) 9:00 – They finally let us in. Exchanged an ID with a pass, walked into the main building and took a queue number.

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4) 09:07 – For some reason, queue number 2, 3, and 4 did not come forward to the counter, so yay! My turn!

5) 09:12 – Handed my documents over and paid at the cashier (S$35 for normal 48-pages passport), then sat down and waited to be called for photo and fingerprints taking.

6) 09:15 – Went into the “Biometric and Interview” room for photo and fingerprints taking. There was no interview involved, so I don’t know why they even bother to state that. The whole thing was very fast. Chop chop done! (Oh yea, Indonesian passport is now biometric!)

7) 09:20 – Done! Got my receipt stamped with the date of collection (this Tuesday). Application process only takes 3 working days!

 

Honestly, I’m impressed! If only everything in Indonesia was done this way! So efficient and it does not waste people’s time! I was prepared to spend at least 1-1.5 hours there (Mr. Phlegmatic told me it took him quite a long time when he was renewing his passport at the embassy last time). So I guess there has been a lot of improvement being made! :D

Just for the record, here are the documents needed for passport application (new or renewal):

1) Application form (filled in with black ink ONLY)

2) A copy of your Singapore identity card (NRIC / Employment Pass / S Pass / Dependant Pass / etc.)

3) A copy of your old passport (first and last page)

4) A copy of your birth certificate (in Bahasa Indonesia)