Friday, March 19, 2010

Meatballs in Swedish times + Lamb

Dinner at Sha's

As usual, we invaded Sha's house at Ampang Hilir for a lovely rack of lamb main course.
Suffice to say, he lamb was really delicious. Mm, lamb. We paid RM 35 each and it was just as good, if not better, than the restaurants people usually pay exorbitant prices over microscopic proportions for.\

With the girls.


At IKEA for school assignment

OKAY I need a few minutes to rant about this ridiculous global company called IKEA. We first went to IKEA trying to arrange a meeting with anybody who would deal with us students for assignment, with a letter from our faculty no less.

, I went to the customer service counter, not sure where to began. She directed to their main office at the basement parking (which is quite a distance by the way!). So I went there, as directed.

the security guards there told me to go back to the first level, to the information counter - he told me there was a form I could fill in. So I had to walk back to the first level.

Next I asked the woman at the information counter about the assignment I wanted to conduct. That woman said that I had to go to the basement parking (!!!!) and try to apply for an interview. At this point my thought bubbles are incoherent and almost to the point of #$%#@#$% because I had wasted over an hour walking around from place to place.

FINALLY back at that basement parking office the guard let me in, to the marketing director's reception or human resource reception, I do not know. I was met with this receptionist, and I asked her if I could arrange an interview with IKEA for school purposes. She was like flat out "we do not conduct interviews with students" and I told her, please, to ask her supervisor or manager in charge if she could contact them and ask them about it, just so I can arrange an interview. Not to conduct one at that time, but just to arrange one!!

So she made a call, to a lady, the marketing manager, who said NO. Then she called the human resources manager, Andrew Leow, who said NO. I asked the receptionist I really needed to conduct the interview for my school work, so she said I could e-mail my request in to the Andrew Leow guy. My e-mail is dated March 2nd, and until this day they haven't had the courtesy of replying back.

I feel so dissapointed, I live in TTDI and my parents patronize IKEA all the time. I have always loved their meatballs - I introduced it to my friend recently who had been dying to try it but she did not want to go alone. IKEA tries so hard to portray this friendly image, which is why we picked the IKEA company. SERIOUSLY. If you will not conduct interview with students, please place a sign on your web-site or office doors, stating "WE DO NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO INTERVIEW US FOR THEIR ASSIGNMENT" (I researched before, they had allowed students from One Academy to interview them, I suppose there's some sort of $$$ involved). The least you could do was either NOT WASTE MY TIME as your staff directed me back and fourth to 4 different places but also have the decency to email me right back.

We had to take pictures of IKEA by the way, so we did it illegally, because the "I'm-too-busy-HR-or-marketing-manager" did not reply. Dude, how long would it have taken for you to CC it to someone else in charge, if the email given to me by your receptionist was not appropriate for someone of your position.What a pathetic display of decency and respect. You should be ashamed IKEA. These corporate bigwigs cannot even spend a minute to reply to the message. Please keep your staff more informed ok, for the next hoard of students who does the exact same thing as I do, travel from Shah Alam and you just lead them around for 1 hour, before giving the email of somebody who is potentially a ghost. By the way, if you wanna ask me why didn't I email them first, would you have e-mailed

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

oh yayy.

It took me 20 minutes to take out the garbage which had maggots flowing out at the top. congratulations to me!! Still. I am not getting over that fear anytime soon. Maggots are grosssss.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hurrah for internet connection!

Finally my housemates fixed a new internet connection for the house - our old one had "baki tertunggak" (leftover payments) from the previous housemates. Harumph, it really disrupted the work. Seeing as google is our best friend for assignments haha!

A lot has happened.. we have at least minimum three presentations every week, and since the mid semester break is over our lecturers are determined to bombard us with quizzes and tests. So I have been busy. This has not been helped by Sarah lending me her Twilight collection books. Nuuu. I finished half the book last night when I was supposed to be studying, ehh.A cockroach climbed over my roomie's face and she leapt out of bed, though I was fast asleep. I told her, the cockroach probably went on my face first and realized there was no interaction with me so the roachie jumped ship to her face.

I know people say Valentine's Day is commercialized, overrated, it suxxxx blah blah but whatever, to me if you have that special someone, you just go out and celebrate. I mean, if you are with someone you're going to end up having dinner with them or lunchies or whatever spectacular plans it is, right? So might as well reap the benefits.

He took me to this spectacular place called Tatto in Jalan Damai, Ampang. It was a cozy Italian restaurant with expensive food pickings. But it was so romantic, they placed rosebuds in a heart pattern on the table and sprinkled glitter all over the table. He made me close my eyes all the way in the car to the restaurant.
The front menu.
It was really romantic but he destroyed the petals when he pulled his chair closer to mine.
He was looking pretty hot in a white-and-blue-stripey shirt.
The patio outside with an authentic oven.
The settings was more dim than this.
We shared beef carpaccio. This was really good. Mmm. I salivate just to think of it.
My crabmeat risotto. This was quite delicious, although I felt that the crabmeat was not enough/big enough =/
His angus beefsteak penne or something, I forgot. This was okay.

As always, I am behind my blogs, but thanks to the internet connection, there'll be more frequent updates. Huzzah. I need to go and "lepak" at other places in KL btw, so bored of shisha shisha shisha in damai (which has new staff btw =( ). Any recommendations? Anyone wanna jump on board?