Grover's Ramblings

This is just ME…being me…

where did it go??? November 9, 2010

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Oh gosh..i cant believe the last time i posted here was during the world cup fever….dats almost half a year ago. Where did i go? NOWHERE!! hahaha..close frens will know i have been procrastinating (duh! whats new?) I’m online everyday (thanks to the ample time i have on my hands being a lecturer now) but i’m just too lazy to update my blog. And besides, Im not too sure if anyone follows my blog anyways.

So what have i been up to lately? I have just joined a gym and now im trying to figure out my meal plans. I never realised that setting a meal plan to suit my lifestyle and exercise can be so confusing. Im so used to meal plans for weightloss without workouts.

If i stick to the same meal plan i had, i get too tired after my workouts. But if i eat more to fuel myself for my workouts, my eating habits will change and i want to eat more…which results in me getting bigger!! ngaaa…can someone please help!

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Tsamina mina eh eh..waka waka eh eh!! June 25, 2010

Everyone around me are talking about football…everyone got the FIFA fever…its not really my kinda game and im not dat into it…but heck just for the fun of it i guess i can pretend to be into it huh? The last time i was so engrossed in it was the last FIFA…i had this stupid idea of taking on a bet with a friend..and i lost! This is wat u get when u have no idea whch team is better or no idea who the hell the players are and den taking on a bet with someone who lives by football…oh well…it was an experience tho’…this time round i’ll just stick to pretending to be excited but if friends invite me to watch the game at the irish pub, i just say my mum wants me clean the aquarium…I did however youtubed that Waka-waka song by Shakira…I LOVED IT!! its so colorfull!! Colors of africa mahn! The music is just so uplifting! Great job Shakira! Eventho’ i dont know the meaning of Tsamina mina..waka-waka…Here’s the vid for your enjoyment!

Btw..for the sake of FIFA…Viva Brazil!!!!

 

If trees could talk June 13, 2010

Filed under: Grover's Ramblings — astridgrover @ 6:22 am

Its a gloomy sunday afternoon and im just lazing around in my room. Im lying on my bed facing the window. All i could see is the sky and a tree swaying in the wind.

Its one of those days where my mind just blanks out and goes into some blissful trance. Just watching the tree out my window swaying swiftly is just so relaxing. Then it hit me that this tree has been there since the beginning of my life. I have no idea wat tree it is but all my life i remembered it was already very high. When i was young, every afternoon i would have my nap and i would be woken up by the sun hitting my room. And the first thing i saw when i woke up was the tree. That was almost 30 years ago. And today, i still see the same thing.  This tree has seen me grow up to become what i am today. If it could talk, all my secrets will be out..secrets my own family living in the house don’t know. It has seen me in all my happy moments. The times i would dance alone in the room or i would sing to my hearts content with a hairbrush as a mic or the times i would play dress-up and mix&match all the clothes i (and my mum) have . It has seen me also in my lowest moment. Moments where i would lock myself up in the room, crank up my stereo and cry my heart out. This tree is probably the only living thing that knows me through and through; my past, my passions, my crazy and weird antics and i guess also my future plans. It will probably still be here further up my future pathway. Even though this tree knows every inch of me, yet it does not judge me in any way… If the tree could talk, it will probably be my bestest friend in the world.

 

Impromptu weekend… May 17, 2010

My weekend was a blast and it didn’t even involve any alcohol!

It started right after work on Friday…my friend & I went to watch a free movie screening at Suria GSC…not a new movie but still it was free…Right after the movie, we went sushi frenzy at Wagamama..my friend had a 50% discount voucher.  Eventhough we only had 45 mins to closing time we managed to finish up 10 plates (far less than what we used to eat years back) but hey..we were damn bloated with sushi. On the way back to send my friend to her car, we saw that there was a Kaamatan night market at Gaya Street…so we decided to stop by and just have a look. We ended up goin from one stall to the next camwhoring and testing out shades and hats! Who cares if the stall owners looked irritated at us…we did but a pair of shades each…We finally moved back to our cars but before we part our ways and each drove home, we had this stupid idea of again…camwhoring with our new aviator shades…in the car…at night in the middle of nowhere!! So much fun! Havent had that much laugh in a while…

Saturday – woke up late as intended. In the afternoon it rained so heavy but no complaints there. I had to do some errands with my cousin. Some stuff to arranged for her sister’s wedding end of May. By 3pm, I had to rush back home and change to my sports outfit…badminton with two other friends. Damn! I was drained of my energy…but yet..no complaints still.  After the badminton session, we suddenly decided to go for fish head curry at the famous Krishna restaurant….so we all rush back home and freshened up and head for dinner at 8pm. The three of us managed to finish a huge pot of fish head curry…urgh! There goes our workout few hours before… And again another impromptu plan came up…we wanted to watch a movie..and a movie we did watch…Freddy Kruger’s Nightmare on elm st… ol’ time classic!

It was good that none of us were sleep deprived from the movie the night before. Woke up late on Sunday…again,.intended..headed for lunch. During lunch…another impromptu idea came up..this time to go for a drive and look for this new resort called Kasih Sayang resort.  We called again two of our friends, picked them up at their houses and headed for Inanam…we werent so sure where the resort is but who cares..if we end up in Kinabalu Park…oh well…we just trust where the wheels of my car will lead us. Just after  Menggatal town we saw a signboard that reads Kasih Sayang…so uphill we went. we passed thru’ beautiful scenery…ones that we dont usualy get to see. It was the view of the whole of KK! What seemed like an endless drive uphill we finaly reached the resort. It’s a very small resort built just at the cliff hill. We only realized that where we were was at the Crocker Range. We hang out there for a bit just to let the rain pass. Its such a nice place..and the best thing…its really cold..and we didnt even have to go far…thumbs up for Kasih Sayang Resort!

http://kasihsayang.com.my/

Soon after we headed back to KK and on the way we stopped by 1Borneo just to walk around and eat some donuts! What a way to sum up the whole weekend…DELICIOUS & SWEET!!!

 

A whole new world… April 15, 2010

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Last weekend, I had to attend a course (for what I wasnt too sure for). What’s worst was that it was a whole day course. Now im sitting here in the office and it felt like the weekend never came. I feel so tired and drained. Thank goodness I dont’ have any work so I can actually just sit here and do nothing…stare at my computer screen with a blank mind…

Anyway at the end of the two day program, I did learn a whole new industry…which is Education. And I’ve learnt that the education field is a damn complicated industry. I’ve always thought that it’s basically teaching students a certain subject till they graduate. That’s it. But the fact is, it’s not that simple. I didn’t know that for you to be a lecturer, you have a certain certification. And also, the best part is that, at a certain level, you can actually make lotsa moolah…*kachingching* Thats my magic word!

At that particular level you can actually certify students’ portfolio and for each portfolio you check and approve, you get *kachingching*!!! And you don’t really have to be attached to one education institution. Very interesting huh? So I guess I’m kinda glad that I accepted this job. I not only have a very flexible working environment (unlike my previous jobs) I also learnt a whole new industry. It might be very useful for me one day.

 

Happy Easter!! April 4, 2010

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Easter has always been a day my whole family gathers and just enjoy a feast. When we were kids the cousins will run around my grandma’s house playing cops & robbers or we’d play with my younger cousin’s toys and create a silly game out of it. As we grew older, the activity would tone down abit. We’d probably go out to Papar town and get some banana fritters or ‘kuih pisang’ as we call it here. Since I was the only one who had a licence at that time, I end up being the driver and we’d all cramp into one car. Gosh..there were alot of us.  But its was fun. Then for a while Easter was quiet because most of us, cousins, went away to study. Now that most of us are back here, its was crowed again at any one gathering place.

This year, although not the complete family came, it was fun all the same. Since all of us have grown (but not necessarily matured..we’re still kids at heart), our main activities are eating and talking. Oh…and laughing of course. Our main topic of conversation this year was pregnancies and cravings…hahha..next year same time it’ll be babies and diapers.

I guess everyone goes through the circle of life and no matter what..when you reach a certain age, regardless of the era we are in, we talk about the same thing exactly as what our parents go through before us. You can actually predict what topic will be discussed in the next few years…and the next year after…this year its weddings Next year, pregnancies. The year after, babies. And the so on and so on…

Sometimes I do feel abit left out. Everyone around me getting married or having children. But why do I have to follow everyone else when I’m not ready, right? Im grateful that no one is pressuring and nagging at me to follow the rest. I’m taking my sweet time and enjoy life as it comes along. I used to be so stressed and pressured. But I shouldn’t. I’m happy where I am right now. I just go with the flow. So for those single people out there..don’t stress out so much about it. Life’s too precious to worry about where you’re gonna end up. Just enjoy the moment.GOD has his reasons for everything and only time will reveal what it is.

 

Newton Faulkner – People Should Smile More March 25, 2010

Filed under: Music to my ears,My Reviews — astridgrover @ 8:42 am
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A beautiful song from a beautiful (and extremely talented) guitarist.  All this world need are more smiles…so smile more peeps 🙂

People should smile more
Im not saying theres nothing to cry for but you’ve got
Everything laid out for you
Just close your eyes, take a deep breath and start another war

Keep buying, keep moving, this city, is sitting,
next to me, well laid out, it’s gona come, one thing is certain

I can’t change the world
Cos tryin’ to make a difference makes things worst
It’s just an observation I can’t ignore
That people should smile more

People should smile more
But the lights are so bright that they blind you, just one more
Meaningless scientific break through
The more we know, the less we care whilst damaged on the way

Keep moving, keep buying, this city, is sitting
Next to me, well laid out, it’s gona come, one thing is certain

I can’t change the world
Cos tryin’ to make a difference makes things worst
It’s just an observation I can’t ignore
That people should smile more

Doo doo ba doo da doo dee dee do x4

I can’t change the world
Cos tryin’ to make a difference makes things worst
It’s just an observation I can’t ignore
That people should smile more

I can’t change the world
Cos tryin’ to make a difference makes things worst
It’s just an observation I can’t ignore
That people should smile more