Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuxedo Time ...

It's a nice lazy Tuesday so far. The office is practically empty right now except for me and another colleague. The rest of the staff have already gone for their Hari Raya holidays already. Seeing as how my office is 90% Muslim staffed, that's practically the whole office ... hehehe ...

It's really nice, quiet and tranquil and that's the way I like the office to be. The only slack thing is I'm also a part time receptionist for now. The Hari Raya celebrations is just around the corner, well tomorrow actually and I'm looking forward to the nice long break we're going to get. No work until next Monday. Just imagine the amount of sleeping I could do :D

It's also been a while since my last post, which was last Friday and I usually post every other day. But then I was busy over the weekend redecorating and cleaning up the room with wifey to the point we were both totally exhausted that I didn't have the strength to even blog. All I wanted to do was lay down and sleep. And yesterday, some personal things cropped up that sapped the will right out of me.

But now that all that's been settled, I'm back to my normal frame of mind and of course, back to my blogging ways. I'm probably going to be free all day cos most businesses are already in the holiday mood with some either already closed or will be closed after lunch. I wish my office would declare a half day over here too seeing as how there really is nothing to be done at the moment that can't wait until after the holidays but I don't think that's going to happen anyway.

But it must be great for people like Perry and Chegu Carol who are teachers and get the whole week off. Darn, how I envy the two of you guys. I knew I should have listened to my momma during my younger days when she was prompting me to be a teacher ... hehehe ... well ok, she didn't really prompt me to be anything at all. In fact she probably would have been happy if I even got a job!

Anyways, last Wednesday, I got a message from Marzie asking me to drop by her blog cos she had something for me. Not another tag, I thought cos that woman just loves tagging me and with difficult ones at that ... hehehe ... but when I got there I was basically stunned speechless (and that is something very difficult to do to a big mouth like me). Instead of some tag or meme waiting for me, there was this wonderful award waiting for me to collect.


Now, I've received awards before but this one is a little different. And why is that? Well, it's the first 'local' award I have ever received from anyone and that makes it different. The award is called Anugerah Blog Paling Hebat 2008 (Most Outstanding Blog award 2008). Like I said, I was stunned speechless when I saw the award and my name listed with three others. I reread the post at least 3 times just to be sure it was my name there cos I honestly don't think I truly deserve this award but hey, I'm accepting it all the same :D

Thanks so much for the award Marzie. I'm truly honoured to be one of the recipients for this truly local award. Makes me feel like being selected for the Anugerah Industri Muzik awards or something. Do I need to get a tuxedo to collect my award? Will a limo be picking me up? Where is it going to be held? LOL! I'm getting way too big headed here! Better keep my excitement in check ... hehehe ...

Besides the obvious money I make from blogging, this is one of the reasons that makes blogging so much fun. I didn't create this blog for recognition, fame or fortune. It was just on a whim to see what the big fuss was all about. And over time, I grew to like blogging so much so, to the point of being declared an addict. And then I discovered that you can make some decent money from blogging and that excited me even more.

But to be acknowledged and given awards like these once in a while is a nice feeling. It's nice to know that at least one or two people think my blog is decent enough to read ... hehehe ... well, I hope it is anyway. And for all those of you who visits this blog and leave comments for any of my rather extremely long winded postings, I thank you all. This awards really belongs to all of you too.

Well, that's all from me for now, seeing as how I'm the only one in the office at the moment, I wanna go and bask in the serenity of the office by blasting some Santana on my tiny little horrible PC speakers ... LOL! And to all of you who are celebrating the Hari Raya, I'm sure you're all anxious to go back to your hometowns and I'll bet you've got all your luggage packed and ready. Just remember one thing, ya? And that is take care on the roads and drive safely.

Till then, I wanna wish all my Muslim friends and blog buddies a Selamat Hari Raya :D
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43 comments:

  1. Wah!! Macam the Academy Awards la. Congrats :D

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  2. Wow...check out the award... :-)

    I could be your agent if that slot is vacant, just show me the money! :-D

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  3. Woohoo.. congratz on the award. So glamour looking one!

    PS: Tomolo Public Holiday. Aren't you on top of the moon?!!! YAY!!!

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  4. firstly..congratssss for the award..you deserved it lah.. :)
    Secondly..uwahhh!!! i'm sooo jelous with you..we only have 2 days holiday..what to do..99% of the staffs here are non-muslims..wait until chinese new year..i will make you jelous with my 10 days free leaves!! hehe
    Lastly..enjoy and have fun on ur long holiday ya..

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  5. Nessa - Ya, it does feel like the Academy Awards ... hehehe ... Thanks. I didn't expect to get an award like this anyway but I always like awards ... hehehe ...

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  6. Gallivanter - You'll be first on my list for agents ... hehehe ...

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  7. Ethel - Thank you :D And yes, I'm over the moon, in fact over the galaxy that tomorrow and the following couple of days are a holiday :D

    Happy holiday to you, Cindy.

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  8. Kadus Mama - Thanks :D I don't think I deserve it but I'm happy anyway.

    Kesian ... LOL! Well two days at least better than none ya? And besides I'll be jealous when you get your 10 days CNY leave next year ... hehehe ...

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  9. Oh Wow! That is sofa king cool! Good for you! Well deserved!

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  10. Buddy you've certainly earned this award....I remember when you first started out this blogging thing and was wondering when you would quit (remember you short attention span thingy hehe)...but you've held on fast and just grown better with each pasing day....Great to see what wonderful blogger you are! Cheers!

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  11. Meleah - Thank you :D I thought it was a nice gesture by Marzie too ... hehehe ...

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  12. Adrian - Urmmm, you're being rather nice to me. You feeling ok ah? LOL! But thanks buddy. Coming from you, that means a lot to me :D

    Yeah, I never thought I'd last this long, let alone be an addict some more. You of all people know me pretty well and that attention span of mine so I'm also kinda surprised I haven't got bored with this blog thingy yet ... hehehe ...

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  13. thank for your time to wish me.. :D
    and congratz for the award, but your blog really deserved the award.

    im happy raya, you happy holiday and vice versa :D

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  14. WooT..congrats on the award nick ;-) & enjoy your holiday!!!

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  15. have a great holiday ya and enjoy the traffic-free roads while it last :-)

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  16. Congrats Nick! Isnt it nice, to blog and yet get award and recognition from fellow bloggers! You deserve it, bro.

    Happy holiday to you....

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  17. you deserve the award...and reading your blog is totally interesting...keep it up..hhehhe

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  18. Well done! Well deserved. Your posts are always a pleasure to read.

    Enjoy your holiday and your extra sleeping. I'm not jealous at all!

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  19. Should I say, happy holidays to you! You have a long holiday, I envy you for that.

    Hahaa! Teaching must not be the best job in the world, but the compensations of holidays and breaks are great.

    Oh, that's how you say it - Selamat Hari Raya...now I know. :-)

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  21. Wow hehe congratulation Nick :) hehehe a toast to the award winner :)

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  22. Izzat - Well, as Malaysians we're all happy when it comes to the festivities :D Have a great Raya :D

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  23. Monica - Thank you :D And I am already starting to enjoy the holidays. You have a great holiday too ...

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  24. Sting - Happy holidays to you too. As for the traffic free roads, I think I'm just going to drive around all day today ... LOL!

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  25. Rose - Yeah, it's always nice to get awards, especially one like this :D Makes blogging worthwhile ...

    Happy holidays to you and you family too.

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  26. Sweet-Girlicious - Thanks :D I'm glad you find this blog interesting. I'll do my best to keep it that way :D

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  27. The World According To Me - Thank you :D How did you guess I as going to enjoy my extra sleeping ... hehehe ... I'll bet you're not at all jealous ... LOL!

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  28. Marlene - LOL! Thanks for the holiday wishes :D

    The amount of holidays, that's what makes teaching the best job in the world ... hehehe ...

    Selamat Hari Raya to you too :D

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  29. Empty Streets - Thank you. Toasting right along with you :D

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  30. Wah, Apa Ini? Outstanding blog? You're the man Nick! Congrats! Enjoy your long break. My goodness, so many days off! We're back to work tomorrow...

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  31. Congrats buddy!

    So, that was the date you were talking about - redecorating and cleaning. I thought it was more towards the warm, romantic side...

    :)

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  32. BT - Thank you. I was totally surprised to receive this award myself :D

    Aww gee, how come you guys don't get a long weekend off la, I mean, we're like neighbours and have the same festivities, ya?

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  33. Perry - LOL! Yeah, that was our date. But we did go out before even starting the redecorating and stuff :D Not as romantic as we would have liked it to be, but it was fun :D

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  34. Ha tu la!! I oso was like...wahhhh got anugerah melayu it seems when I received mine LOL! So I gotta say, this one was so meaningful and made me feel special too! Congrats Nick, I knew I had to give this one to you, cause from day one, I've been entertained by your awesome blog! Two thumbs up! :):):)

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  35. PS. Don't worry, I still got some tags for you, just waiting for the right time ha ha! ;)

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  36. Marzie - Thanks Marzie. Glad I can provide some bits of entertainment here ... hehehe ... I'm still awed by the award though :D

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  37. Marzie - Gee, don't a guy get a break once in a while? LOL!

    Bring in on, bring it on :D

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  38. Congratulations on the award Nick. You definitely deserve it. I wish I could get over here on a more regular basis but I always get here in the end. Better late than never I always maintain.

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  39. Gypsy - No worries about not being able to drop by often. Like you said, better late than never :D

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