Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It only seemed like yesterday when I said goodbye, parted ways with 2008 and welcomed 2009 with open arms. In two days, I will finally be able to give 2009 the finger and peer cautiously into what 2010 might have to offer.

That being said, December has truly been the month for birthdays and festivities--

Ramin (aka Triple R) turned the big three oh:

Ramin turns 30!

Ramin tackles the cake with a pretend battlefury. All you DotA nerds know what I'm talking about.
Triple R trying to pose with the cake. How cute is that! :D And this is him attempting to break the cake with a "pretend" battlefury. All you DotA nerds know what I'm talking about.

Happy Birthday Ramin!

Yen, our group baby, turned 26:

Yen *finally* turns 26.

And on the same day, Sun and Puan broke the engagement news to us:

Puan, Sun and the proposal.
Puan, Sun and the proposal; congratulations! :D

And Adam turns 23 sometime at the end of the month... but we couldn't wait and surprised him anyway:

Adam and his brrsss.
Adam and his brrsss.

Oops, we nearly forgot Jibbs!
Oops, we nearly forgot Jibbs!

Adam and his brrsss, take two.
Adam and his brrsss, take two.

Dao, Khairi and Marcus.

Jibbs, Adam and Dian.

The infamous Joanna Pongz and Daryl :D

Ee Ling and Thokin.

The boys: Adri, Adam, Bernard and Toby (who looks torn between confusion and constipation).
We even had people from the office! Adri, Adam, Bernard and Toby (who looks torn between confusion and constipation).

Suff, his lovely wife (Yus) and Toby.

Hanim and Aizat. No, Aziat doesn't work with us.
Hanim and Aizat. No, Aizat doesn't work with us.

Adam, Shahmi, Nicole and Edwin.
I don't know how this pek yau look came about. Poor Nicole.

Big thanks and much love to everyone who turned up that day (especially Dian, whom we had to resort to begging, pleading and even dirty threats). Also, thank you to Nicole for some of the dinner pictures in this post! :D

KL Swing! had a pre-Christmas karaoke, packed with a Christmas edition of lollicakes:

Lollicakes: the Christmas edition

Loveliest lollicakes in the world. Courtesy of Shirl!
Aren't they just the loveliest things in the world. Courtesy of Shirl!

Karaoke was just as much fun as it was a revelation: we discovered Chris' inner black man and Adam's inner Korean pop diva.

We had so much turkey on Christmas Eve at Daryl's we had to work off some of the food via Rock Band:

Rock Band: Team Girls.
We soooo kicked ass.

And right after, Minn had her Hen's Night. Needless to say, all the pictures that were taken on that night are strictly barred from making an appearance on the interwebs. It's for the greater good.

And OMG. Vee is PREGNANT. So much for three years in the waiting, eh? ;)

Happy (early) New Years too all! :)

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posted at 12/29/2009 02:54:00 PM by nekomatta · 0 comments

What the fuck, it's October already!?

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I turned a year older. So did Vee. And the September brats (in order of impending haggetry: Yoong, Cina and Chris).

The Brats turn 26!

Vee got married, oh my God. I hate you. Now I will be forever tormented by questions that would unapologetically violate my personal space and sound something like this on a broken tape recorder: "Oh, Vivien is the first to marry in your group! When is it your turn?"

Congratulations Vee and Ming!

The girls that had to hold back the mob of guys... not that there was any real holding back since it was Fullerton and the management demanded that we just let them in.

And the wedding party!

One bridesmaid got so drunk I was carrying her vomit in a useless plastic bag that was apparently used to carry a hedgehog before the dinner because it had more holes than my brain on a normal day.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith remixed

Emily got engaged. The shameless shrieking and hyperventilating that went on in Envy when she flashed us the ring was unimaginable.

Said goodbye to Ah Pei and Ah Pek who now join the ever-growing Proximity alumni ;)

Ah Pei and Ah Pek, before we went over to Damansara Heights to tani.

Raya came and went. I shacked up in Chiang Mai with the folks and PPA-ed my way through.

PPA-ing that would make a crack whore run away. I am an Asian female, after all.

I also got molested by elephants.

I really don't mean to look like I'm enjoying it... too much. Mom is apparently having more luck with the beast.
Eau de elephant! Mom apparently had more luck at feeding the beast.

Once I got home, I dragged the boys along with me to IKEA. I went bed sheet looking, they went table hunting (sort of).

Working even on their days off--what I call dedication.

Broke my both my legs and nearly peed my pants doing the Skytrex Extreme Challenge--but I beat Shawn up the second rope ladder, so all is good in the world!

Such a facepalm in the making!
Allen facepalm-ing at the idiot jokes Shawn and I are exchanging. The "Seans" representin'.

And finally, I apparently didn't play enough DotA because I'm still not any good at it. +1 to myself for being called a noob as our hopes were down and the other team tore through ours like vultures enjoying a Happy Meal.

I hate you, you AND you. But you, I like.

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posted at 10/01/2009 05:47:00 PM by nekomatta · 0 comments

Surprise!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just when I thought I grew out of it all--

Happy Birthday Lita and Trix!

Happy Birthday Lita and Trix!

Happy Birthday Lita and Trix (candlelight)!

I had the best joint pre-birthday surprise weekend ever with Jon :) With a pole/Mac cake too (the icing was super yummy)! They even got the color of my shorts right lol <3

Much love to everyone who showed up that night and the ones who hid it from me and had to live through a few days of frosty, hissy fits (it was for a completely different reason, I swear) :)

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posted at 7/21/2009 02:42:00 PM by nekomatta · 1 comments

All sorts of catching up to do

Monday, May 18, 2009

I realize it's six in the morning but seeing as my arms don't hurt anymore (muscle relaxants finally kicked in, woohoo!) and for some peculiar reason I'm WIDE awake... I thought it'd be a shameful waste to not blog the past two weeks of debauchery for the world to see.

Okay. Fine. I'm lying. I'm actually being mercilessly hounded for the pictures from the Google Maps Malaysia launch last week... and then some.

Nothing like motivation than the evil eye en masse.

As for why my arms make it feel like I'm listening to a banshee shriek every time I try to straighten them... here's a pro tip: don't invert for a full hour if you haven't actually been seriously pole-ing for two months or so. You will hate yourself bitterly come the next morning all the way through the next few days.

Laborious


We worked really, really hard during the weekend of Labor's Day. No rest for the wicked!

Thursday night--

Lola is not drunk--yet, hehe.
Lola is not drunk--yet, hehe.

Terrorizing the podium with style--Ophelia, Lita and Lola
Terrorizing the podium with style--Ophelia, Lita and Lola

Credits to Lola and her cam for the pictures.

I obviously don't remember what happened on Friday seeing as I probably slept through. But anyhow...

Playing dress up


Saturday morning--

Vee came back home to check on her bridesmaids--only to find out they've yet to get their dresses (I'm so sorry lol)! She cracked the whip and soon Chris, Mei (another blushing bride-to-be) and I found our way to Vee's seamstress.

Chris is not posing.
Chris is not posing.

The brides discus about how demure cream looks better than sickly, cheap white. Vee looking absolutely serious.
The brides discuss about how demure cream looks better than sickly, cheap white. Vee looking absolutely serious.

After much fuss and gushing, Chris and I finally decided on our dresses (with Vee's blessing) and we should be in for fittings sometime mid June. So begins the losing war of a month long diet to look nothing less than spectacular in our bridesmaids dresses come July/August.

Happy Birthday Mei!


Saturday night--

Dinner was supposed to be at a Thai place called "My Elephant." Between Chris and Cina, the name of the restaurant got lost in translation some time during the morning and we all thought we were going to eat at "My Pink Elephant" at the Mansion of Happiness.

There were so many things that went wrong in my imagination.

Group picture at My Elephant

My Elephant with Terry, Yoong and Mei

Drinks and dessert at Leonardo's:

Birthday girl with her cake before we greedily dug into (and ruined) it as a collective
Birthday girl with her cake before we greedily dug into (and ruined) it as a collective.

Cheers!

Yummy bruschetta

View through the wine glass

Not sure what the finance kiddies are doing here. Market analysis? :p
Not sure what the finance kiddies are doing here. Market analysis? :p

Malaysian Dance Carnival 2009


Sunday--

On that same weekend, the Malaysian Dance Carnival 2009 as hosted at MidValley. Naturally, Viva Vertical had a short demo and KL Swing! had their first public performance!

Watch the pole performance here on YouTube.

I believe there was one picture of the KL Swing! team that is unfortunately on some unknown camera that has yet to show up on Facebook. Mama Ming has banned any of the videos from going up (our shim sham was that uncoordinated, yes it was lol). In defense of the boys and girls, it was our first time and dancing on carpet did not help matters the least bit.

Google Maps Malaysia launch


Let's just say, the launch epitomized Murphy's law of perversion where anything that can go wrong, will bloody indeed go wrong. There was no internet connectivity throughout the event, so much of the demos were seen with our imaginations. Hopefully, none of us were too far off.

Cerventus and I checking out the life sized map marker smack in front of No Black Tie. I so want one for the office!
Cerventus and I checking out the life sized map marker smack in front of No Black Tie. I so want one for the office!

I am here!
I am here!

Google Maps Malaysia at No Black Tie, KL
Google Maps Malaysia at No Black Tie, KL

Google Maps Malaysia at No Black Tie, KL

I also have to point out that it's such a small world as I bumped into Ivan:

Assaulting Ivan
... whom I assaulted right off the bat <3 Pardon the shakiness, there was no standing still for this one.

The boys: Arzumy, guy I didn't manage to get name (apologies!), Ditesh, Colin and Yoon Kit.
The boys: Arzumy, guy I didn't manage to get name (apologies!), Ditesh, Colin and Yoon Kit.

Some of the presenters:

Andrew
I like how Andrew is casually not posing for the camera :)

Derek

Vinoaj

If you were expecting Cliff notes of the launch... tough! :p The full video is with Surianee (I think, or Aizat). Feel free to hound them for it :D

And of course, no Google event would be complete without a glorifying tee:

I am here. The Google tee.

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posted at 5/18/2009 06:48:00 AM by nekomatta · 1 comments
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