THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The break

It’s already the last day of the CNY holidays. So what have I been doing during the long weekend?

Of course, my tukang kebun routine – that goes on whether or not there’s a holiday. I did manage to sweat it out more than usual since I didn’t have to rush to the office after that, so I had more exercise.

I’ve done all my reports for my NGO AGM next month, but  I still need to brush up a bit on the chair’s report, which I am still not satisfied with.

A call came in from a student of a private college – requesting for a talk on HIV at their college next month. I forgot to ask him where he got my number from, but looks like it will our first awareness programme for the year.

House visits? I decided not to visit any of my clients during the break as I needed the break myself.

Actually I spent more time on the internet – doing some homework for my office trip at the end of the month. Just like my Bali trip last year, I did all my homework online before going so that I’d know where to go and what to do. Air tickets booked and paid much earlier. Hotel rooms booked, but there’s still time to cancel if we wish.

Why would we want to cancel the rooms? Well, boss #1 did mention she prefers if we all stay in one house/apartment – but the ones within walking distance to the city attractions are rather expensive (the hotel we booked is a budget hotel). However, over the long weekend, my search for home stay came up with some results. Not only are they cheaper, we will also be able to stay in one house – which would be good for fellowship purposes. Only thing is these home stays are about 10 minutes drive from the city, meaning we may also need to rent a van, or we may have problems going around.

Transport from Ipoh to LCCT? Well, we could either go in 2 cars and park our cars at the airport parking, or we could also opt for the Ipoh-LCCT bus service. With 8 of us going, the total cost comes up to just about the same. The pros if we go by bus is… we don’t have to worry about driving. The cons? Well, we don’t have much choice when it comes to the timing, as the bus schedule is fixed. So we either have to go as early as 5 am, or take the next bus at 8 am which is scheduled to reach LCCT just slightly more than an hour before departure – a bit risky.

I’ve compiled all the options with the costings etc. Tomorrow at the office, will need to discuss with boss #1 before I finalise things.

So yeah, I made use of the CNY break to plan for our coming break.

Where are we going? Clue – we are going to “naik belon”.

20 comments:

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Somewhere over the rainbow
Where cats roam and say meow.... Starts with "S", ends with "K", kan?
Nak itut!!!!!!! purrr...meow!

Pi Bani said...

C-i-S,
Starts with S, ends with K? Oh, you mean Slovak? Hehehe... sorry, saja buat-buat tak paham. Bak kata pepatah Melayu yang diorangputihkan...
Tortoise in canoe, make donno!

Betullah tu, kalau dah naik belon, ke mana lagi. Anyway, you mana boleh itut. Nanti they'll make a statue out of you!

mamasita said...

What a nice break for a change..jangan backbreaking sangat okay..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Bukan setakat buat statue, dia letak pulak dalam museum! Mesti anak cucu cicit heran baca: "The sexiest puttytat on earth kat description plaque. But it's nice to know that there's city on earth that adores my kind....Nak pesan kat sedara-mara kat sana jangan lupa bentang red carpet for you. purrr....meow!

Pi Bani said...

Mamasita,
Mana ada buat apa-apa yang backbreaking pun. Cuma tolak kerbau aje... ermmm... I mean lawn mower... ;)

Pi Bani said...

CiS,
By the time they put you in the museum, you'll be too old - dah tak sexy, tapi seksa!

pakmat said...

..am deferring comment..1st visit..just reading through..and taking in the fact that you'r chairperson..and doing heluva job aside kebuning..cheers

Salt N Turmeric said...

Boleh u sampaikan salam to my nenek and sedara mara. hehe.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Gi mana pulak la akak kita ni. Jap lemme guess...

Papua New Guinea?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Starts with S and ends with K? Apa ya...Singapork?

Pi Bani said...

Pakmat,
Welcome to my blog!

Berkebun tu for the much needed exercise so that I'm fit enough to run around doing the other jobs. Takkan chairperson dok diam mengarah orang lain buat kerja je kan?

Pi Bani said...

Farina,
Satu kerja pulak I nak mencari suku-sakat kaum-kerabat you... :)

Pi Bani said...

Kerp,
You pun buat-buat tak paham jugak ke?

Kan kamek dah kata kamek naik belon...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Jangan lupa bawak balik terubok pekasam tau! Sodappppp... purrr....meow!

Pi Bani said...

CiS,
Aik? Kucing pun suka terubuk pekasam? Kucing Australia pulak tu...

sherry said...

Che Pi.

Kite nak gi sana awal Jun nanti!!! Yeay!

Pi Bani said...

Sherry,
Tahun lepas pun you ada gi sana kan? I ni first time sampai sana, insyaAllah.

sherry said...

Aha...tahun lepas dan tahun2 sebelumnya atas urusan kerja...ni nak bawak anak2 plak.

Salt N Turmeric said...

eh C-i-S, apalak terubuk pekasam? terubuk masin lah. hehe.

Pi, jgn lupa makan umai ok?

Pi Bani said...

Farina,
Know what? Yang orang dok pesan kat I jangan lupa ini & itu when they found out I nak ke Kuching, are all regarding food...