About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A ray of hope

A ray of hope flickers in the sky
A tiny star lights up way up high
All across the land dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when Al E was born

A silent wish sails the seven seas
The winds of change whisper in the trees
And the walls of doubt crumble tossed and torn
This comes to pass, when Nilesh was born

A rosy hue settles all around
You got the feel, you're on solid ground
For a spell or two no one seems forlorn
This comes to pass, when Sarah was born

And all of this happens, because the world is waiting.
Waiting for one child; Black-white-yellow, no one knows...
But a child that will grow up and turn tears to laughter,
Hate to love, war to peace and everyone to everyone's neighbor,
And misery and suffering will be words to be forgotten forever.

It's all a dream and illusion now,
It must come true sometime soon somehow,
All across the land dawns a brand new morn,
This comes to pass when we all were born.

Take care and be well.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oversaid but not dead: Don't worry, be happy

In 1988, Bobby McFerrin sang this song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" that sort of became an anthem and he won many many awards for it including Grammy's for Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

In 1992 whispers started that he had killed himself. That he could not heed his own advice in his song.

This rumours I remember spread all the way to Malaysia as well though be it a little later. In 1993, when I was a journalist, I heard this news as well that he had shot himself.

This was a time when Internet was not present, so it was not that easy to verify this news. I called various people in the international news agencies but to no avail.

I remember I finally managed to get a hold of his record studios and then to his manager and found out that he was alive and well and that he was surprised that the rumour had spread so far all the way to Malaysia.

In this days and age, news spreads like fire due to the Internet and print media like the newspapers are long considered old news. Even some news in television is considered old.

He is alive and well. Is that Robin Williams in the video?

Well, don't worry, be happy.

Take care and be well.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wonderful life and inventions

I am amazed at all the wonderful and interesting inventions that have come about in my lifetime in Malaysia. These inventions may have existed elsewhere earlier but came to our shores later. Things like:

A computer (used an Atari in my dad's office and played pong);

Mobile phones (I am one of those who did carry a briefcase like mobile phone);

Color television (Tun Hussein Onn pressed the button, my dad had bought a color tv, and presto, we had color. 50 people came to my house to witness this as they had yet to buy color tv's);

Internet (what is there to say has been said, I was introduced to Internet in mid 90's);

Seat belts (remember driving around without seat belts and how much effort it took for my dad to remember to wear them when became a law. Now it is a habit and we start with new back seat belt laws soon);

Polaroid pictures (never owned one but a friend did and we had great fun with this ingenious invention);

Digital camera (take all the pictures you want and delete what you don't want later, I was not among the first to jump into this but when I jumped, it was straight into the deep end);

Music CD's and MP3(yes, I had vinyl records, then cassettes, even cartridge, then CD's and now MP3's);

DVD (from VHS to Blue Ray DVD's - coolness);

Pen Drive (from 5.25" floppies to 32GB pen drives and SD cards);

I could go on and on, and there are some bad inventions that could have been avoided to help the environment - like plastic bottles and containers as well as Styrofoam containers for food.

But I am amazed at the number of inventions and creations within my lifetime.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Attacks in Mumbai, India - my main concern

Muslim militants attacked at least 10 targets in India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing 104 people and injuring more than 300.

I would have been shocked about this but generally not personally concerned in usual circumstances.

However, my dad is in Mumbai right now.

And therefore, I am concerned, worried.

I have spoken to him and he is okay but I am more concerned of what may come - more attacks, curfews??

I have my sisters as well as other family members there as well.

So, am just concerned right now.

Take care and be well.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Wind Blows and the Trees Whisper

In 2007, wifey and I were in South Africa. For me, this was my best vacation ever. It was adventurous, fun and just really really nice.

And I came across this thing I wrote in my last few days of my vacation there.

The wind blows
And the trees whisper to me
As the strong waves crash against the rocks
Out in a distance
A whale blows her horn

The wind blows
And the trees whisper to me
The birds are singing a song
The bushveld comes to life
And the zebras come out to graze

The wind blows
And the trees whisper to me
Against a large Acacia tree
An old bull elephant is resting
While the mother and baby
drink by a water hole

The wind blows
And the trees whisper to me
The lion lets out a roar and rests
After devouring his meal
And the hyenas await
to scrounge on the rest of it

The wind blows
And the trees whisper to me
The two oceans meet
And the Rainbow Nation sings
We are the cradle of life
Come to us
And let the wind blow
and trees whisper to you
again and again for
as long as you wish.

Take care and be well.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Just tired. Even Al E is tired.

Weary, exhausted, not fully recovered, blurry, painful and teary eyes, hungry, thirsty, tired, just dog tired....

Take care and be well.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Pappa

My dad is 74 today.

The last time I bought him a birthday present was when he turned 70.

Since then, he had not been around for his birthday - travelling to see my sisters or my brother who are all overseas.

As most parents go, you respect them, you appreciate them and there will always be times when you disagree with them and get upset with them.

My dad has been a decent dad. When we were growing up, he was always so busy that we only saw him in the weekends but he made the best of the weekends and we always had family outings that I remember.

Every weekend would be a trip to the swimming club, picnic by the beach, a trip up to Penang Hll, a trip to eat durians, a trip to Botanical Gardens etc etc.

My dad, he is 74 today. Born on November 24, 1934. Happy Birthday Pappa. I love you always.

Take care and be well.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Salute to Michael Crichton, my favorite author

My favorite author is Michael Crichton, he passed away on Nov 4, 2008 of throat cancer.

I just found out about it.

Michael Crichton wrote many books, some in a different name, he wrote about 26 books. 1 has yet to be published but now will be published posthumously.

I have read 23 of his books and will definitely read the last book as well.

I remember having started reading Michael Crichton first while I was in University in 1989. The first of his novels that I read was The Great Train Robbery and since then itself, he became among my favorite authors. The last book of his I read was Next which was published in 2006 and I have been eagerly waiting for his next book unaware that he is dead.

I now eagerly wait for his last book, like I have eagerly waited for all his new books, which will be published in 2009.

Maybe there are some people who do not know him but I think most people have seen the tv series and movies that are inspired from his writing. Especially ER on tv and Jurassic Park series in movies. Other movies include Twister, Runaway, The Great Train Robbery, Coma and some others.

Thanks Michael for all the great books you have written, may you rest in peace and your soul find peace in heaven.

In Memoriam
Michael Crichton
1942 - 2008

Best-selling author Michael Crichton died unexpectedly in Los Angeles Tuesday, November 4, 2008 after a courageous and private battle against cancer.

While the world knew him as a great story teller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us -- and entertained us all while doing so -- his wife Sherri, daughter Taylor, family and friends knew Michael Crichton as a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend who inspired each of us to strive to see the wonders of our world through new eyes. He did this with a wry sense of humor that those who were privileged to know him personally will never forget.

Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspiration to students of all ages, challenged scientists in many fields, and illuminated the mysteries of the world in a way we could all understand.

He will be profoundly missed by those whose lives he touched, but he leaves behind the greatest gifts of a thirst for knowledge, the desire to understand, and the wisdom to use our minds to better our world.

Michael's family respectfully asks for privacy during this difficult time.

A private memorial service is expected, but no further details will be released to the public.

Take care and be well.

Friday, November 21, 2008

One car treasure hunt

Friday afternoon, WHPH, 1 car treasure hunt, bomdeyadah bomdeyadah bomdeyadah...

Well, 4 of us decided to make a nice afternoon out of errands.

Pit-stop 1 - Lunch at 9 to 5 with Muniandy; laughs and some decent reasonably priced food (about RM10 per person with drinks)

Pit-stop 2- Went to collect Kupps insurance; saw a nice unexpected water village scene behind the car dealer, children playing around although they do not have much but having a blast nevertheless; saw a cool purplish pink VW Beetle with original engines, seats and white rimmed tyres for RM9,800;

Pit-stop 3 - A road block stop where Kupps went to pick up his altered trousers somewhere near Mega Hotel;

Pit-stop 4 - Off to the immigration where Mack made her new passport; asked around to find out what was in Yulan plaza before it was built.

Pit-stop 5 - Off to see Add wedding studio shots, where we helped her make some choices; also came up with the idea of our own photo shoot.

Pit-stop 6 - Eat Ice Kacang, chendol, kuih udang.

Pit-stop 7 - off to the kennel to pick up Al E. Al E sits between Mack and Add and gives Mack a good licking.

Pit-stop 8 - send off Mack, Kupps and Add.

End of treasure hunt, take Al E for a ride around town and then back home. Spend some nice quality time with my boy.

I enjoyed the afternoon, and so did the rest. That's how we do a 1 car treasure hunt.

Take care and be well.

The Remaung sleeps tonight

In the Luak Bay
The rainy Luak Bay
The Remaung sleeps tonight

In Miri Resort City
The oil city
The Lejo sleeps tonight

Hush my Al E
Don't bark my AL E
Your daddy sleeps tonight

Funniest version I have seen.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Coconut water, make you strong like a lion

Went to Mack's backyard to take some coconuts to assist in my healing process.

The rather small/short coconut tree did not require a monkey or human to climb and pluck the coconuts but still required some parang chopping work and a little climbing on a ladder positioned in a very precarious way.

Thought it would be easy enough, so rushed from work to pick Al E and then to Mack's place to pluck some coconuts.

So, I was in my dark grey Armani work pants and Marks and Spencer's pink work shirt.

The area was wet/muddy.

The tree was over the back gate - so had to climb over the gate, set the ladder in a odd angle.

First tried to twist some low hanging fruits but took a lot of twisting. So I asked Mack for her parang and went chopping away.

Finally, got 14 lil coconuts, but 3 fell in the drain and 1 had the parang go through it, so all the water came out. Took 11 back home.

Can you imagine me, in my work clothes, pants folded, pink shirt, swinging away the parang like a maniac, for coconuts.

But hey, coconuts are supposed to be good for you and it's also good for your daughter, it's full of iron and makes you strong like a lion .... so says Mr Harry Belafonte ... just listen.

Take care and be well.

AIDS merbahaya, Aedes pulak mengancam manusia

Read on the cap of my Snapple:

"Mosquitoes are attracted more to people who have just recently eaten bananas."

Weirdly interesting fact.

I remember one of the weirdest dikir barat song many years ago, "AIDS merbahaya, Aedes pulak mengancam manusia...."

I never understood how RTM dikir barat group linked AIDS and Aedes and came up with that song.

But hey, you want to prevent Aedes or Dengue, stop eating them bananas ... no more pisang goreng, pisang tanduk, pisang emas, pisang kasturi ... pisang awak.

Maybe we should also stop eating banana leave rice ... but that's not too difficult in Miri, there is none available.

Don't know how much truth on a Snapple cap but hey, don't expect miracles, it won't prevent AIDS yah.

AIDS merbahaya, Aedes pulak mengancam manusia...


Take care and be well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stoned Kidneys and Salute to a King

Just back from CAMC, diagnosis is inconclusive. But when you have difficulties, it can't be good.

So, maybe kidney stones or a kidney infection. How bad? Don't really know yet.

Also mourning the loss of my nephew, well my brother's dog Raja just passed away.

Raja was diagnosed with liver cancer and is now in his home in heaven.

So, my brother has lost his son (in his own words) and while I have never personally met Raja, I can understand how he feels because I treat Al E as my own son.

I pray for Raja's soul, I pray for Al E's well being daily and now I pray for my kidneys.

And appreciate all the concern and care from everyone.

This blog written at 7pm but posted much later.

Take care and be well.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My first memory

I have read before that you cannot remember things early in your life and cannot remember things that happened when you are a baby. You may think you know it but it would be from stories.

I can hardly even remember things and people from my school or University except for the one or two odd ones.

I hardly remember all the people even in my previous job - but that is quite recent, so I do remember most of them - but there are a few that I cannot remember.

I remember 1 friend from kindergarten, his name was John. I remember 1 person from primary school, we were in the same class for all 6 years if I recall correctly. His name was Thomas.

I do not remember all the names of my classmates in From 5. I know many of them but sometimes just do not remember their names.

I have a bad memory in that sense.

My earliest memory is from when I was about 3 years old. I remember my first trip on a plane.

The trip was from India to Malaysia.

My mother was bringing me and my brother back after staying in India for about 2 years.

My sister's were left behind in India since then but that is a story for a different day.

On the plane trip, I remember arguing with my brother on who gets to seat on the window seat.

I remember that my mother had a difficult time and we were reprimanded by the stewardess and had to fasten our seat belts which she fastened for us.

I remember my brother getting the window seat.

I remember shortly thereafter, the stewardess brought both of us a plastic cup that was filled with sweets.

I remember landing and I remember my dad picking us up in an old borrowed car.

I remember that I also had the plastic cup until I was in Form 5. The cup suddenly disappeared, I reckon it was thrown away.

I guess like my memories fade, the cup had faded over the 15 years I had it and there was barely the cartoon drawing left on the cup.

It is amazing sometimes what we can remember and sometimes what we tend to easily forget.

I remember to this day the day I fell in love with my wifey. She was not in love with me then yet, but I was and I knew that one day, she would be my wife.

I know sometimes we remember things, sometimes we forget things, sometimes we remember people and sometimes we are totally lost to who they are, sometimes we hurt others and sometimes we fell hurt ourselves - but just like memories and the cup, I always have hope that the hurt to will fade.

Take care and be well.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

302 Google Search results

Yes, 302.

When you type in Nilesh Timbadia which is not too common a name, you get 302 search results.

Of these 302, at least 26 are me - many from Facebook accounts.

How to remove internet presence or limit internet presence when you have an active blog, comment on other blogs and newsportals as well as have Facebook?

Any suggestions? Kindly leave a comment.

Take care and be well.

Saturday, November 15, 2008



Home with AL E


Early dinner at Soho

Drinks at Soho

Back home

Skype with wifey and friends in KL home

Then skype with birthday girl, my sister in law ... for about an hour and half

Then watch tele a little

Then a surprise visitor at 2:30am

Then back to sleep.

Take care and be well.

Friday, November 14, 2008

With My Own Two Hands

Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands

I like Reggae music and songs.

I wonder if someone will say this is not singing (like he said about Tom Waits). It bothers me but honestly, it does not matter.

To each their own. I try my best in my life to appreciate all types of music and songs.

I also try my best to appreciate different people, different cultures and everyday I learn something new.

I am in the 40th year of my life and everyday I learn something new, and everyday I end the day with gratitude and something to appreciate.

When I celebrate my 80th or my 100th birthday, I will still be learning.

And I can change the world with my own two hands. Even if I change one persons life, make one persons life happier, then I feel that the world has changed for the better.

Life is truly beautiful and love actually is everywhere.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holding my own

Al E has been having behavioral problems,
Tearing things apart when I am not home.
I fear his safety, don't want him to choke on something.
Breaks my heart ,
But decided to send him to kennel while I am at work.
More for his safety, partially for my sanity,
At least until Ser is back.

Calm down, deep breathes
And get yourself dressed
Instead of running around
And pulling on your threads and
Breaking yourself up
If it’s a broken part replace it
If it’s a broken arm then brace it
If it’s a broken heart then face it

Hold your own, know your name, and go your own way
And everything will be fine

Hang on. help is on the way
Stay strong. I’m doing everything.
So hold your own, know your name, so you can go your own way
And everything will be fine

The last couple of days,
Al E has been pulling things,
Climbing places like the sofa and the desks,
Defecating in the wrong places
And eating and pulling clothes, crystals, papers, boxes, tissues etc.

Are the details in the fabric?
Are there things that make you panic?
Are your thoughts results of static cling?
Are there things that make you blow?
hell no reason Go on and scream
if you’re shocked its just the fault of fault manufacturing

Everything will be fine
Everything in no time at all

Sometimes I feel I am not a good person,
To send him to the kennel.
But it is for his own safety.
Maybe we have spoiled him too much.
But we both love him to bits.
I don't want to point the fingers at anyone,
But until I can train him to be home alone,
Without having an anxiety attack of being left alone,
Al E has to go to the kennel while I come to work.
It is like sending a kid to a baby sitter.
So, why does it hurt,
why does it break my heart,
why does it bring tears to my eyes,
why is there a lump in my throat.

Hold your own, know your name, and go your own way
Are the details in the fabric?
Are there things that make you panic?
Are your thoughts results of static cling?
(is it mother nature’s sewing machine)
Are there things that make you blow?
hell no reason Go on and scream
if you’re shocked its just the fault of fault manufacturing
Everything will be fine
Hearts will hold.

Take care and be well.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Whiplashed from Emergency Braking

On the way to work, normal routine but the usual roads were more jammed then usual. As such, many cars were haphazardly diverting to use another road.

I was maybe driving at 10 to 15 km/h. A car in front of me haphazardly came into my lane and hit the car in front of him. I was following the other car at a good 2-3 second distance, but when this car cut in, I had to apply my emergency brakes.

First, what does applying emergency brakes mean? Many people actually do not know.

To apply emergency brakes, you would hold your steering as usual and literally stomp on your foot brake pedal. The car will come to a stop.

Is your engine still running? If the answer is yes, then you have NOT applied emergency brakes.

During emergency braking, the car engine would stall and you would need to restart your car. As usual, while restarting, remember to put your gear to neutral.

I have applied emergency brakes a couple of times before and was glad that I still had it.

However, this time, I felt a big thud on my seat and my seat was pushed forward. This actually gave me a minor whiplash and thus the headache I am having now.

What was this thud that pushed me forward? Another car? I look in my rear view and there were no cars to close behind me.

Then I felt behind my seat and felt that my laptop bag had flown from the back seat and heat the back of the driver's seat causing a minor whiplash.

So, folks, seat belts at the back are more important for the front passengers, especially the driver's safety.

And as for laptop bags and any bags of significant weight, we tend to put it on the seat. I would recommend that bags are put in the boot or on the floor. I am sure I will start putting my laptop bag on the floor rather than the seat.

Also, need to find a way to secure Al E when taking him for a drive.

Emergency brakes, a little whiplash, a major headache and life goes on.

Take care and be well.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Sometimes, we just have to let out some steam, burst out ... this pics taken with my new but relatively cheap K770i.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Heat is on

Feeling dizzy, very dizzy.

Been very very hot, yes it rained last night, may rain tonight too, but it's been very very hot in the day.

And I am feeling very very dizzy, the room is spinning ...

Take care and be well.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Breakfast, Quantum of Solace early show, lunch ....

I have in my life watched all the James Bond movies, all.

How many are there, in my count, including a comedy James Bond, there are 25 James Bond movies to date.

Casino Royale with Barry Nelson and Casino Royale with David Niven.

Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service with George Lazenby.

Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy with Roger Moore.

A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights with Timothy Dalton.

Licence to Kill, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day with Pierce Brosnan.

Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig.

After 25 Bond movies, who is my favorite Bond? I have to say it still remains Sean Connery, followed by Pierce Brosnan, followed by Roger Moore/Daniel Craig tied at third.

I like the Daniel Craig Bond movies and I like him as an actor but as a Bond, he lacks charm although the action is fantastic.

Daniel Craig is much better than Lazenby, Dalton, Nelson and Niven. I really have enjoyed his 2 movies but I hope his 3rd movie deviates and does not link back to the first 2 movies as they have done so far.

Daniel Craig's revenge for Vesper's death hopefully comes to an end in Quantum of Solace and the 3rd movie he makes is some other villain.

He is signed on to make 3 more Bond movies and just like me, he too hopes for a return of Q and Moneypenny.

Nevertheless, had great fun watching the movie in the wonderful theater 1 of Star Movies in Miri. It's the only theater that will keep you at the edge of your seat no matter what movie it is (mainly because the seats a slanted downwards and you can't sit straight in them).

I will continue watching Bond movies even if they get a crappy actor. Imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger or Steven Seagal or Sylvester Stallone as James Bond .... I would still go watch it.

I may draw the line if this guy became Bond ...

Take care and be well.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


My hair is growing
It's all white, but it is growing

I am growing
Older but hopefully wiser

My team is growing
Both in quantity and quality

My life is growing
Although I am not growing physically

Al E is growing
From a young pup to a handsome adult

The world is growing
in population

But the world is shrinking
in natural resources

It is time
For me to start contributing

Strengthen the roots
Grow more branches

Contribute to growth
Growth of me
Growth of the team
Growth of Al E
Growth of the world

Inspire, motivate, lead, look forward
Pluck the low hanging fruits
Eat Elephants a piece at a time
Remember 80/20
Sometimes forget the 20
Choose my battles
Opt for peace

Live and enjoy life

Take care and be well.

Friday, November 7, 2008

05:48 to 00:00 and beyond

Slept at 01:38, woke up at 05:48, left for work at 07:22, arrived work at 07:48, leave work at 20:08, arrive home at 20:43, play with Al E, feed Al E until 21:28, drink some water 21:38, write this blog at 21:48, eat???, watch tele, play with doggie until ....

A long day,
tired, hungry,
headache, drained,
tomorrow is yet another day.
Branches growing,
Roots strengthening,
Wishing and Hoping,
Living and doing
the best I can now
for a better tomorrow.

Something to put a smile on you, put a smile on my face:

Take care and be well.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mid November to Mid January

Some changes in timing but same place.

Different time, same place, same period/length of time.

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.

I am glad for the branches.

Take care and be well.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Do you hear me,
I'm talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I'm trying
Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

They don't know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I'll wait for you I promise you, I will

I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we're in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

And so I'm sailing through the sea
To an island where we'll meet
You'll hear the music fill the air
I'll put a flower in your hair
Though the breezes through trees
Move so pretty you're all I see
As the world keeps spinning round
You hold me right here right now

I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I'm lucky we're in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

Thanks Ser.

Take care and be well.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look will easily unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962)

Things happen for a reason, good things happen for a good reason. Since joining my current organization and taking on a new role, it has been a journey, somewhere I have never travelled and gladly beyond.

Take care and be well.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Slipknot and Jason Mraz

Sometimes, I just listen to music like this... and mostly I enjoy music like the one further below.

Not always, but sometimes I need loud, head banging, ear popping, eyes bulging music like Slipknot or NIN/ But mostly I listen to nice soothing relaxing music.

Take care and be well.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Home Re-Deco

Interior decorator wifey had some bright and logical ideas to re-decorate the house -basically to move things around and so spend a good part of Sunday to do this.

My dream box was not working so decided to install Astro as well with some basic packages for a low monthly subscription.

Wanted to buy some additional furniture too, but decided only to buy a divider.

I like the positioning of things especially with the repositioning of Al-E's WC.

Now it is no longer in the living room where everyone can see the poor boy peeing or shitting.

However, re-deco is complete, and my back is killing me.

Really hate it when my lower back starts to act up.

So, after 2 Sinflex and 2 Norgesic pills and a dose of Mr Waits, I am going to sleep. Tomorrow is the beginning of another busy week.

Well there's one thing you can't lose
It's that feel
Your pants, your shirt, your shoes
But not that feel
You can throw it out in the rain
You can whip it like a dog
You can chop it down like an old dead tree
You can always see it
When you're coming into town
Once you hang it on the wall
You can never take it down

Take care and be well.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

E-mail from Al E

Subject: Hi Mom and Dad

From: Al-E Baba (alebaba08@gmail.com)
Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 11:39 PM
To: Daddy (niltimbadia@gmail.com), Mommy (nilsar88@gmail.com)

Hi Mommy and Daddy,

This is Al-E, I am doing fine here. Had some food poisoning with all the rattan that I have been eating and had a big throw up yesterday but I am in good spirits nevertheless.

Furthermore, this things that keep popping out of my mouth, bloody white hard stuff... what do you call them? Teeth I think. I am in great pain because of this. So, my sincere apologies if I hurt you sometimes by ending up in chewing your arm, please forgive me.

Apart from that, life here is great, the beach is nice but it has been bloody hot and raining cats lately, only thing I can't catch these cats.

I've had some skin problems due to the heat and humidity.

On top of that, do you remember this girl I like, that bitch gave me ticks. She is a no good arrogant bitch.

I am dreaming that you are here and I am writing to you this amazing letter, it is like daddy is in my head and typing out this email ... or is it a dream.

Oh well, I hope you are both well. I love you so much but I am going back to my nice slumber sleep and will dream of you.


PS. I am now on Facebook as well at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1625554377&ref=name.

From: Nilesh Timbadia (niltimbadia@gmail.com)
Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 12:40 PM
To: Al-E (alebaba08@gmail.com)
Cc: Sarah (nilsar88@gmail.com)

Dear Al-E,

I was so pleasantly surprised to receive your email. I am glad that you are feeling okay.

I sure wish that you would stop your weed diet of eating rattan - weed is not good for you, you will get addicted and become Cujo.

You are still our little boy and being a baby, your old teeth will fall out and new ones will come in. I know it is painful and I wish I could do more to ease your pain. All I can say is that the pain will not last too long and soon you will have newer stronger teeth.

You also have to be careful of the company you mix with. The world out there is filled with good and bad people. I am sorry that you got rejected by Connie and she gave you some ticks. But even these blood suckers will die and I am certain that you will be okay.

The weather here is hot and the humidity is high, do take care of your skin and coat. Maybe it is time for you to start taking some fish oil. I know, nobody likes it, but it is good for you, so I hope you will take it.

We, both mummy and daddy love you a lot, more than you will ever know.

Mummy is always sad when she has to leave you to go to KL and daddy will miss you a lot when I am away for 3 months but we will always love you unconditionally.

We do have to leave you in the kennel at times and I am sure that you will have a good time with Ani and Elliot. I also have to leave you home alone at times and I do worry at times.

I know that you are a growing boy and curious, but I do hope that you will stop pulling things from the counter. The broken glass and other stuff that you pull down could hurt you quite bad, so please stop this bad habit as well.

We are your biggest friends in Facebook. Take care and be well my boy.

Love you a whole bunch,

PS. Take care and be well.