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05 March 2006 @ 08:38 pm
fatigue, marche and aldo shoes  
i'm tired. again. i feel like i ran through a wall.

yesterday was the hardestcore of saturdays for me. i woke up at 630am to get ready for my health screening in johor bahru. met mabel at 745am at raffles place, and went to join the group at her office nearby. the coach bus left at 830am. by 10am we were in malaysia, and by 11am we were sitting in the lab getting our blood samples taken. after that, we were treated to a buffet lunch at pan pacific, and a spot of shopping at city square. i thought i was gonna get heatstroke from all the walking around in the scorching sun. is it me or is malaysia twice as hot as singapore? goddamnit. i thought my brains were gonna fry. at 230pm we finally set off for singapore, and by the time i got home it was almost 4pm. i tried to rest with no success, and had to start getting ready for a wedding dinner at ritz carlton. my head was starting to pound, probably from the sun and the long bus-hours. popped two panadol actifasts and went on my way. it turned out i was the earliest to arrive and had to wait for my babes... my surroundings were starting to turn swoony around that time. i managed to last till 10pm, which was about four courses into the dinner. almost passed out during the video presentation, luckily i didn't fall off the chair. so i packed myself off into a cab and zoomed home.

slept about 12 hours today and my head feels like a brick.

anyways, my photographs are piling up again and i think i will try and post a few tonight. starting from where i left off last...

will be keeping things brief here.

marche still does a mean lamb chop! i used to be a big fan of lamb chops served up at their heeren outlet, and have stopped for awhile. they used to use a more generous cut with more meat and less tendons, and i stopped when they changed. not sure why i decided to give it a chance again but it was still melt-in-your-mouth goodness! a tad pricey - S$15.50 for three slices and not a lot of meat, but still very yummy.

and these are the shoes i didn't buy. i loved the front part, but hesitated because the heel didn't quite appeal to me (i think it was a little matron-ish). i asked if i could take a photo of them to show my friends, and the salesgirl serving me said ok. after i snapped the pic, another salesgirl came up and said, "actually, we can't let you do that". she didn't seem quite sure of herself and i switched into my incredulous bitch-mode.

"if you need to clear this with someone, call them now and i'll speak to them"

so she did, but i didn't even have to talk to anyone. after about 20 seconds on the phone, she meekly told me, it was all ok. and she couldn't look me in the eye throughout the entire incident.

what is it with singapore and inflexibility?

feelin': groggygroggy
lilsnoozelilsnooze on March 5th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
yeah u r right...pity about the chunky heels!!
JV: goodhairdaydrag0nette on March 5th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
reminds me of my secondary school principal! :)
(Anonymous) on March 5th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
JB for health-screening? why?

it's considerably hotter in JB because there weren't much greenery around to sbsorb the heat (direct or reflected from the roads). the constant traffic jam makes things even worst. it's similiar situation as in BKK. looks like you just need to rehydrate yourself.

JV: speckydrag0nette on March 5th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
my friend works for a healthcare company and they organise these health screening trips which are very affordable. there is a pretty well-known lab-chain there. results will be sent in about 2 weeks' time. :)
Inwe Inglorion: Devilkarrot_22 on March 5th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
Ooooo, the shoes are nice. But yeah, the heel is a bit off. What a pity.
JVdrag0nette on March 5th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
yeh... and at S$149, i must like every bit of it to justify buying it.
seth_sara: laughseth_sara on March 5th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
ah.. i think the heels r rather stylo leh... heh..maybe it's that crush i had on my sch principal long long time ago... =/

and i love the way u dealt with the salesgirl! i shall keep that in mind when i get into such a situation again. just the other day, i encountered a similar incident with some sales ppl at a shop i was visiting who insisted that i present a discount voucher that i 'should have' recieved earlier. when told i did not recieve any, nor even knew abt the promotion till that day, i was told to 'check my mailbox'! >( as if whether or not i open my mails she's more certain than me! when told it's the shop's policy, i should have jus demanded to talk to the boss! grrr... service staff who can't serve really shouldn't be serving at all!

=p ranting over... wanna try the lampchop too someday leh! =p~~
JV: japogothdrag0nette on March 5th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
hey girl!

haven't heard from you in awhile! :D hope all is well with you.

waa... you should go back and kick up a fuss! haha! tell them that you did go home and check your mailbox and there was nothing. so whose fault is it that you didn't get the voucher, and what are they going to do to make it up to you? what's more, whose fault is it to make you travel to and fro and still find that there is nothing, even though you had already told them so? ;) and make sure when you reach the store, the first thing you say is "i would like to make a complaint, who should i be speaking to?"

seth_saraseth_sara on March 6th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
okie...i shall have ur number at hand to call for back up whenever i get into such situations.. =p

really can't understand the inflexibility with ppl nowadays... where's the good old training that 'the customer is always right'?

i'm good! jus very busy! =p but busy is good huh?! =/
JVdrag0nette on March 6th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
busy can be good, yes! :D

don't forget to smell the roses!

ps. yes, feel free to call me anytime!
The Citygentcitygent on March 8th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
heheh - lush food

lush shoes - I'd have bought 'em for ya. And if that sales girl gave you game you did right *grrrrrr*
JVdrag0nette on March 9th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
awww... thanks! but i still don't think i like them enough. :)