Have a safe journey and bring me something good from the US of A, babe! *Cough*iPhone4S*Cough* Hmmm? What? No, I didn't say anything. Did you hear me say something? Nope, I didn't say anything. Thehehe =p
Normally I like reading 'interconnecting-lives' kind of stories, but this I just don't get. Maybe I should just give up and accept the fact that I'm not smart and 'deep' enough to understand Pulitzer Prize-winning books huhu~
Hahah apparently there IS an actual book published on Barney Stinson's Bro Code called The Bro Code. It's stupid, ridiculous and hilarious as hell, just like the Barney character we've all come to love in HIMYM.
I know reading these kinds of books might potentially decrease my IQ level at some point, but hey, they say laughter is the best medicine, so it's safe to say that this book has just helped me improve my health, maybe not significantly but at least a little bit hehe.
ARTICLE 1: Bros before ho's
The bond between two men is stronger than the bond between a man and a woman because, on average, men are stronger than women. That's just science.
ARTICLE 5: Whether he cares about sports or not, a Bro cares about sports
ARTICLE 8: A Bro never sends a greeting card to another Bro
The following are a few emails for any Brocassion that succinctly get the message across without costing you the trouble and expense of having to find and then send an actual greeting card.
Drinks on me, Bro.
THINKING OF YOU
ARTICLE 24: When wearing a baseball cap, a Bro may position the brim at either 12 or 6 o'clock. All other angles are reserved for rappers and the handicapped.
So I have finally started my driving classes here in Dubai, after attending the Road Rules & Safety lectures and passing my Theory Test almost a month ago. When dear SRB took the Theory Test early this year, there were only 10 questions. But when it's my turn to take the test, the government has increased the number of questions to 35, cisss! Not only that, they even changed the type of questions. Previously they will only test you on road & traffic signs; you know, what does this sign mean, what does that sign mean - which, you gotta admit, tutup sebelah mata pun boleh pass hehe.
But now, they've included questions on managing risk and safety on the road where you'll be given a diagram - for example, there are Car A, B, C on a junction, with some pedestrians or cyclists trying to cross the road and what not. The question will be something like, "Car A wants to turn right and Car B wants to go straight and Person A wants to cross the road, which is the safest way for Car A to turn right?" Memang if ikut common sense you'd know the answer, but since it's a multiple choice question, you gotta pick one answer from the options given and sometimes none of them make any sense at all!
I came across this one question in the practice test where the correct answer was, and I'm not joking here: "Driver of Car B should make an eye contact with driver of Car C before turning left." What the?!! If the other driver is on that other side of the road, can you actually see his/her eyes pun before nak buat eye contact tu? What if he/she is wearing a sunglasses (which, considering the climate over here, is always the case)?! And what if the car is tinted (which, again, because of the hot weather, is always the case here)?! Adoiii, mengarut I tell ya.
Haaaanyway, back to my driving classes. Based on my years of driving experience, I am required to take 20 driving classes, each class is 30 mins. Each driving session with the instructor lasts about 1 hour, so you'll complete 2 classes per session. So far I have gone for 2 driving sessions, so 4 classes down, 16 more to go huwarrrghh! I know it's wrong to say this, but it is very tiring 'memandu secara berhemah' aaalll the tiiime. Every 5 seconds must check all 3 mirrors, must put on car signal 25 meters before making the turn, must sit straight, hands on 10-and-2-o'clock-position on the steering wheel argghh! If I fail the driving test nanti, I'm telling you, it is not because I don't know how to drive, it's because I don't know how to drive secara skema gile babs hahah!
On another note, dear husband has been persuading/nagging me to sign up for golf lessons together with him since I got back. Ngaaa...I know I used to be a die-hard fan of Tiger Woods, but to be honest, I have never been interested in actually playing golf. It is a very slow, passive kind of sport and sangatlah menghitamkan kulit okkk. SRB has started playing golf with some of his 'senior' colleagues and getting some informal lessons from them since a few months back, but now he's determined to get a proper training to perfect his swings. And he wants to drag me along for the ride so that "nanti bila dah belajar, bolehlah kita pegi main golf sama2", he said. But just between you and me, I think it's because he doesn't want to feel guilty for leaving me behind whenever he wants to go out and play golf for hours (dahlah selalu tinggalkan bini sorang2 bila gi Iraq kan hehe). So his solution is plain and simple - bring the wife along hahah! * Just kidding dear =p, I know your intention came from a good place and I'll think about it ok? *
Other than that, since I got back from Msia, I've been staying at home, cooking and catching up on the new episodes of all my favorite TV shows - Modern Family (congrats to Phil and Claire Dunphy for winning the Emmys - you guys are hilarious!), HIMYM, The Big Bang Theory, Community, Glee, Vampire Diaries, etc. Started watching some new shows as well - New Girl, Happy Endings, Up All Night, Mike & Molly, among others. Watched the new episodes of Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher as one of the 'men' now, and I gotta say, so far I'm not impressed (except when he's showing his washboard abs hahah!). Coz I think his character in this show is just like most of the characters he's ever played in movies, which is a lazy little man-child. So there's nothing new there. Or maybe because he's so good at portraying a 'man-child', that's why he was given the part. And got paid a million per episode for it. Damn.
Oh also, Kim Kardashian has apparently landed on UAE and is currently making appearances all over Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The local newspapers, at the Kardashian's request I'm sure, has even detailed out her whereabouts for the next few days in order to encourage people to come and stalk her hehe. By now, I am actually sick of the Kardashians and their self-promoting TV shows already (I'm even more disgusted that people in E!, particularly Ryan Seacrest, just won't stop producing reality shows for each Kardashian sibling), so when I heard about Kim coming to Dubai, I was like, 'What-everrrr!' *dengan gaya typical American teenager hahah!* But since tomorrow she'll be in Dubai Mall, which is within walking distance from our place, we have decided to pretend to be one of her adoring fans and try to catch a glimpse of her in real life, while hating ourselves every step of the way hehe. If nak kena drive gi mall yang jauh, nak kena carik parking lagi, memang jangan haraplaa I nak pegi tengok okk. Plus, SRB wants to test his new camera, so bolehlah pura2 jadi paparazzi sikit hehe. But if sampai nak kena bertolak2 ke ape tomorrow, hehehyou just come find me at either Forever 21 or H&M once you're done lah ye, dear?