30 July 2013

SAM's Scan System.

Whole family decided to go Gurney Paragon to get some stuff at Harvey Norman. Lil baby came too. I actually thought I wanted to wait till Koay is free then can go together since we both never go before. This time also I didn't really get a good look at the whole place. Only went to few places and the food court. Very pretty food court indeed.

So, we were at the Lower Ground floor and walked into Sam's Groceria. Vanessa kept asking me to walk to the counter where they have these unique scanning thing. Rachel and I at first were like lost and confused, and didn't understand what she was trying to tell us also. Anyways, we walked over to this counter at the side, where you can see quite a lot of scanner thing on the wall and a man sitting beside it behind a desk. Approached him and he patiently explained it all to us.

So right, I wrote down my details etc and the moment he saw my details or to be more precise, my email address, he said this:

Him: Your email is sarah..?
Me: Oh, it's sarahkutu@.. *smiles*
Him: *looks at me* Oh! *burst out laughing* I whole day work here, no laughing. See you make me laugh. Very good.
Me: Oh that's good. Now you are happy boy! Hahaha.
Him: *nods and smiles even more*

Ahhh. That feeling when you make a stranger happy. Even better when you know that he hasn't been smilling the whole day. Probably because he puasa too hungry. Or not. Hmmm..

Okay. so back to this thing. It's basically a scanner that allows you to scan the barcode of your items as you shop along in the premises. This will enable you to keep track on how much you are spending and if you don't want the item after you scan, you just need to re-scan the barcode and it's cancelled from your electronic device. So coool heh. And using this, we can straight use the Express Lane to pay. With all these scanning of barcodes and stuff, the amount of money you spend will be converted into points which you can then trade it as cash vouchers in the future.

Signing up for the card is now free. Soon they will charge. So, I of course signed up. WHILE IT"S STILL FREE! Hahaha. And we immediately start scanning almost every item that we see! Okay, maybe that's a lil too dramatic.

My first item that I chose to scan was FROZEN BUFFALO MEAT! I didn't even know that it was buffalo meat until I actually scanned it. WHO EATS BUFFALO!??!?! That's like so sad okayy. Or not. Since pig is cuter and pork happens to be my favorite meat. Hah.

Then, we went around holding that scanner and scan other things and then un-scanned them again. Pretty fun.

When I was younger, I always wanted to work as the cashier in supermarkets because it's like so fun scanning barcodes and take people's money and all. I think I still kinda want to have this kind of experience lo. Working at Tesco for a day or something.

We didn't have the time to walk around and buy a lot of stuff because we needed to go Harvey Norman to get a vacuum cleaner. Boy, sales in the whole store. And the vacuum cleaner that we got is so powerful and convenient. Now my mom doesn't need to bend down and vacuum. My new favorite shop to buy electrical stuff is now Harvey Norman.

I shall spend a whole day one of these days to explore Gurney Paragon at my own pace. Padini got two storeys okayy! Madness! And must try Zanmai!

That's all for now :)

29 July 2013


I have been playing floorball for almost 5 years now, I think.

It all started when we were having our monthly committee meeting at the Central Zone Hosting Room. Alex was asking around if anyone would help out in becoming one of the secretariats, and he looked at me. So, i said yes since I was kinda free in the afternoon on weekends (that time).

Then, I went to the Gateway City Church at E-Gate for my first secretariat meeting since I know nothing about floorball and things that's to do with it. So yeahh. Oh ya, that's the first time Koay noticed me (according to him) but I was just like any ordinary girl. Haha. Fair enough.

After that, I went to dalat and secretariat-ed my first floorball game. I think I was doing the timer thing. And as I was doing that, I watched the game and went to every game ever since, even when I wasn't on duty.

Of course there were many more interesting stories along the way, in the span of that five years.

After playing in the fireBRANDS team for few years, Gary decided to throw me away. Haha. Pushed me to join SWAT. SWAT is an all-girls team from both Frontliners and fireBRANDS girls. So yes. I was with SWAT (Sportswomen With An aTtitude) for the rest of the years.

We won the first All-Girls-League three years ago and then, we got second placing the year after that and this year, we got third. It has been such a journey with this team. A lot of nonsense that we go through together. It's been really fun.

And so, on Saturday when the whole Div 1 ended, I too ended this chapter: Floorball. It was just a matter of time that I will stop playing them. I don't know if its age catching up, but it's no surprise that somehow, the liking towards this sport has been dying. Kind of. Having to go for training on a weekend morning is also getting pretty burdensome, considering that saturdays are the only day that I get to sleep in.

But the last time that i'm going to play will be for the upcoming charity thing. After that, i would retire from floorball then? Retire? Hmmm.. Okay, too dramatic..

Anyways, CONGRATULATIONS on the winning of Division 1 Penang Floorball League, fireBRANDS! you make me so proud! So glad that I'm a part of fireBRANDS. I am honored to be able to walk down the memory lane and proudly said that I have played amongst the men before. All boys and only me one girl. Crazy because boys will always be like 100times faster and stronger. Me, I'm like the only one that slows them down. Special thanks to Lee Kah Yoon for always letting me try out new things.

It's been amazing :)

Oh yeah. Now fireBRANDS have an all-girls team too. And no, I did not quit SWAT to join them because I just cannot do that. No one should ever do that. Be faithful to your club and that's important. And boy, the girls team of fireBRANDS is strong. Though they didn't win this time, they were definitely stronger than what I expected. Good job ladies! 

And also this year, Koay played for fireBRANDS. And it was sweet to see him celebrating it with the whole bunch.

People have been asking me about Ztec. Koay's floorball team. I guess they are at the phase of something. I don't know. And yes, koay is still part of Ztec :)

That's all for this little story of floorball. And now, I don't even have to worry about training and getting too nervous when tournament is around the corner.

Signing off now.

28 July 2013

Last Sunday of July.

Pretty packed.

seven am  Hit snooze three times. Took a quick shower. Made sure Kelly bathed. Went over next door to bring Shakulynn (shaKHOOlynn because calling her in three words is a lot easier and nicer!) over and bathed her as well. 

eight am Koay arrived and picked us up.

eight thirty am Bought a piece of bang chang koay and ordered two bowls of koay chiap, roti tisu, roti bom and nasi kandar.
nine fifteen am Rushed to Central Zone because both Mr and Mrs Sha were on duty and their Thai maid need to be on duty. Played with lil baby to make sure she doesn't fall asleep just before the worship starts.

ten am Held baby till she fell asleep.

twelve thirty pm Drove to Evergreen Hotel to fetch seven of Koay's family friends from Singapore.

one thirty pm Lunched at Koay's home. HOME COOKED FOOD IS ALWAYS AMAZING!

two thirty pm Durian party feast at the garden area.

four pm Rested the mind and body while the rest were outside bonding. Too tired, sorry.

five thirty pm Koay left to go for football tournament.

seven fifteen pm Koay came home after first half of the match. Left for dinner at Ben's. Aunty Mee Thiew cooks amazing food. and AGAIN HOME COOKED FOOD IS ALWAYS BEST! Ever!

nine thirty pm Left Ben's house to Logan Road. 

ten zero five pm Quietly stayed outside Sharon's house to light up the RM7 candles. Love the balloon candles. Haha. 

ten twenty pm Rang the door and SURPRISE SHAUN! His FIRST ever birthday surprise. And we needed to do it before twelve am because our big boy sleeps at ten thirty :) 

eleven pm Walked into my house, only to find both my parents pak-tor-ing with durians. AND MY ROOM DOOR WAS NOT CLOSED! :S

eleven fifteen pm Typing all of the above.

Packed Sunday is packed.

Excited for August to come already :)

27 July 2013

A Great Friday.

So, today I woke up really early. Earlier than normal working days even. And I did not sleep until it was like about 3 in the noon. 

It was quite a nice slow and easy yet kinda productive day. Went for family lunch and some grocery shopping with grandma. Dinner was simple and easy paced before Young Adults at Hui Jen's. Then, supper at Koay Teow Basah, and ending the day with a quick post and an episode of Lost. 

Baby girl is already asleep on her own bed next to mine. She's been a good girl today when we were out and stuff. 

So yeah, loving the every moment of this public holiday. So gooood that I don't have to wake up so early on a Saturday for the first time after so long :)

Oh, and finally the Floorball League is coming to the end. FINALLY.


25 July 2013

Really Thanked God It's Friday Tomorrow.

Have I mentioned that I'm totally too way over the top happy and glad that it's holiday for my office tomorrow?

Have I also mentioned that the holiday is already planned and I'm so excited though it's a simple spending time with people who matters?

Have I?


24 July 2013

Two Years Anniversary.

Two years already.

It gets easier a little this year. It's not like we all have a choice not to get okay as time passes. I mean, all we can do is keep those memories close and never forgetting them even if 10 years have passed.

For me, each time I visit him now, it's more bearable. Not all the time, there's tears involved. And that doesn't mean I don't miss him. I just get better at keeping control of the emotions.

Speaking of that, I haven't been going to see him as often as before anymore. Since Friday is a public holiday for most of us, we shall bring his lover and spend some time there.

One of the sad thing is Koay never got the chance to get to know him. Someone who is too close to my heart. Growing up with him being one of my grandparent makes me very blessed. Very very blessed.

Okay, enough of me getting too emotional here. Definitely not helping that I'm in office now.

Have a great movie day you all :)

23 July 2013

Sabrina Is One Year Old.

Guess who got the special invitation to a lil girl's special first?

Guess who gotta wear pink?


Now, I'm guessing most of the people know that pink is not my color. Far from it actually. I hated pink all these years but it actually got better as I age. Sad news. I don't hate it as much as I did before. So yeah, for this birthday party, all the ladies are required to wear pink or at least have something pink on them. I do not have no pink top or pants. Actually I do have one, but it's too tight. If I have wore them, I would be like "walking bakchang".

When we got there, most if not everything was in pink. Pink balloons, pink cookies, pink jelly. pink sweets. pink everything. Good thing I was not too disturbed by all that color. My attention was pretty focused that evening. Babies. Lots and lots of adorable-i-want-to-bite-them-babies! First one that I carried was baby Lucas! Oh my goodness. I have never seen such a baby who smiles so easily. All I did was look at him and call his name, and a smile killed me instantly. Baby Lucas is toooooooo charming! You can see him in one of my Insta photo.

Sha Lynn was sleeping for the first half and hour, while the rest of the adults chit-chatted and kids running around playing with balloons. Oh oh and we had Thai Food for dinner! Yums. No tomyam though but still quite nice :) We left after they sang birthday song because lil girl was getting a bit restless and sleepy. That's why never get to try the Minnie Mouse's cupcakes. Pink cupcakes if you realized. Hahaha.

Photos are placed in random orders and taken from the two Tan boys. Joshua Tan and Leroy Tan and Jay (Lucas's daddy) and Damien (birthday girls's daddy).

That night was also the first night Sha Lynn sat so quietly in the car seat and enjoyed herself the whole way :) Can't wait to see her crawl, walk and talk.