Follow Me On Instagram @clementine_cheah

Monday, December 29, 2014

Video Cam Incident | No comments:

I have not been active in updating my blog recently, but this story is so EPIC, it deserves to be recorded in this blog for future laugh.

So today I had an appointment with a client for her wedding gown fitting. This is the second time I meet the couple since the day they brought their gowns over two weeks ago. As I was waiting for them to come, I did some sewing while watching reruns of Running Man on my laptop. And around 6.30 pm, I heard my doorbell rang, so I paused the video that was playing on my laptop and went to greet the couple and get the bride to try on her altered gowns.

Although I have been in the bridal industry for years, I am still not used to seeing clients change in front of me. So my usual practice is to wait at the door while the clients get changed.

After the bride was done, she called me in and there's when the couple asked an epic question. They looked at me with their eyes wide open and said..

"Does your laptop has a video camera? Are you filming me changing to share it online?"

I am not sure if the couple is trying to joke with me as they have been quite friendly and talkative when I met them the first time. But this time around, they looked really concerned, and didn't seem like they were joking so I replied them, "Don't worry, I am not that bian thai la" with a laugh, trying to chill them up. And they sort of loosen up a bit after that.

(Bian thai means psycho)

Eventhough I was calm and all throughout the fitting, deep down I totally went WTF because, WOW! why would they thought of that???? Do I look like some kind of mental disorder people who go around and film people changing????

After calming myself down, I thought well, probably they had bad experience before, who knows right? But OMG, I really really can't believe that they literally ask me that. 

Dear Mr & Mrs client, if you happen to bump into this post, don't worry, I may not be the kindest person on the planet, but I will not go to the extend of sharing porn videos online. So yeah, don't worry. :/

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Perspectives | No comments:

When I was putting my son to sleep an hour ago, I was reminded again on how lucky I am to be gifted with a loving son. He may not be perfect to others, but he is perfect in my eyes and I couldn’t and wouldn’t have asked for more.

My son was holding my hand tightly and I can see that he is afraid that I would be gone when he wakes up the next day. And recently he has been asking me “Mamy, ma zai khi to lok?” (Mommy, where are we going tomorrow?) before he sleeps. It probably gives him an assurance that I will be there when I told him our plans for tomorrow.

My heart aches whenever I think about the emotional roller coaster that he has to go through at such tender age. What was on his mind whenever I told him that mommy is leaving for work tomorrow? He probably doesn’t understand the why his mommy needs to go to work yet. But hopefully he will be able to understand that mommy is deeply saddened too whenever mommy has to leave. And every time mommy leaves, she left with tears falling from her eyes.

Back in KL, friends and colleagues would have told me how lucky I was because I have all the free time to myself after work as my son is with my mom in Butterworth and I only see them once a month. Truthfully, if I have a choice, if we are more financially stable, I would have bring them back to stay with me in KL or I would rather move back to my small hometown to be with them.

That got me think about how funny life perspectives can be, one simple action or choice can mean so much different to people. It may look good on one hand but it may be a torture on the other. And we may never know what it is like unless we experience both sides ourselves. Which is why, it is important to always put ourselves in others’ shoes and I need to keep in mind to not judge people on the decision that they made as deep down, there must be a valid reason why they would make such decision.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Do You Believe in Spirits or Lost Souls? | No comments:

Photo credits to Rap Genius
According to Taoism and Buddhism, every 14th of the 7th lunar month marks the opening of hell gate. Which means, the lost souls will be out and about the street, hunting for food and to pay the livings an annual visit. I am not sure how it works or if the deceased needs any permit to go out but you can learn more about it on Wikipedia.

And this festival is what triggered me to write this post, I consider myself as a modern generation-Y girl who are rebellious towards traditional superstitions (or in my opinion stupistitions because some of them can be really ridiculous). But, I do believe in the existence of spirits, whether they come out or not during a particular month, but I believe that they are always around.

Since young , I have been told not to talk nonsense when I go to unfamiliar places, especially secluded ones such as mountains, island resorts and etc. Because the elderly believe that, if you talk about them, it will be regarded as an invitation for them to join the conversation.

Which is why I have a few things that I will not do and will forbid my family or friends from doing it when we are on a trip.
  1. Tell/ watch horror stories
  2. Talk anything related to it
  3. Play stupid games such as the Ouija board
  4. Drink alcohol, I refuse to drink in places that I am not familiar with. Not only I am afraid of the unseen, I am also scared of the humans who would take advantage or harm you when you are vulnerable.
So I can be quite bossy when it comes to this sort of things. Because I am sure no one would want to have an additional passenger in the car when you are on your way home. Prevention is better than cure right?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Girl's Weekend Getaway at Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort | No comments:

Months ago, my friend extended her invitation to a complimentary 1 night stay in Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort. We jumped with joy upon knowing and started our planning way ahead of the trip.

I was especially ecstatic because if you've seen my previous post, this would be my first ever road trip with friends. 

 We had a really great time throughout the trip. And as all four of us clicked so well, the journey to me, was really memorable and this trip made me cherish our friendship even more.

I will talk about the trip in details once I get my hands on all the photos (which will probably take a month) as most of the photos are in my friend's phone.

For now, let me end this post with a #selfie taken on a buggy while on our way to check out.

clementine cheah, avani sepang goldcoast resort

Friday, August 08, 2014

First Road Trip! | No comments:

I am so excited! Tomorrow I will be going on a road trip with my colleagues. The last time I had a road trip with my friends was.. well, I can't recall because there was none. :S Yups for the first time ever, I will be going out without my mom's supervision and husband's supervision. Just us girls having a great trip together. (This made me sound like a small kid going to my first school trip..tsk)

For the past few weeks, I have been planning what to wear, what to bring, planned our food because food can be expensive in tourist areas so we planned to have steamboat in our balcony which has a full sea view. Can you imagine how lovely the steamboat session is going to be. Girls chat, delicious steamboat, wind blowing your hair sexily, champagne..yums..I can't wait

Yes, when I said I have been planning, it was a full checklist in excel sheet categorised by clothes, food, toiletries, electronic gadgets..yeah the whole long list.

I've even shared this exciting news with my mom, much to her objection. The first thing she said was, why didn't you object? Who are your friends? Bla bla bla..and after some persuasion, she finally agreed with a condition that I have to call her every 2-3 hours to report my whereabout.

The husband on the other hand has been reminding me on things that I should bring. "Did you prepare a first aid box?" Oh yes I did, and in fact I had gone shopping yesterday with a checklist so I didn't leave out any essential medicines and ointments, dettol, plasters, mosquito repellent and the lot.

What else?

Oh yes, how can you go to a beach trip without a nice looking sandal. So I went over to Vincci to buy a gorgeous pair of sandal.

Oh my..I can hear the ocean's calling already..

I was beaming with pride when I showed my colleagues the checklist that I have made on excel until one of them said..

" realised that we are only going to a one night trip right?"

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Going Towards Uncivilisation | No comments:

Nowadays, reading news make me feel really sad. Everyday, there will news on bad and tragic incidents, war that took away life of the innocents, and last but not least nonsensical stuffs that people do. I am not sure if this only happen in Malaysia, headlines on local news never failed to make me go wtf or complete speechless.

For example, the recent, ever so popular news on a bunch of nudist playing some silly sports games in Penang. Arrghhh! What on earth?1? I consider myself pretty open minded and all, but what the heck, a bunch a adults stripping naked, running around on the beach, body painting and a bunch of activities that look downright obscene. It's something that I can't accept at all.

I mean, what is the objective of this event? How is this beneficial to the earth or environment? I understand those nude protest that fight against animal cruelty and all, but this..this has nothing to do with any causes, even if there is, I see none.

Then there are news about people stabbing each other over some stupid argument, killing another human like they are some bug. Zapppp! Just like that. What is going on to our moral and compassion? Don't people have any sympathy and humanity anymore? Grandchild hitting the grandparents with wooden sticks because the grandparents nagged too much.

Seriously. Speechless.

And of course, who can forget the tragic plane accident that happened a few weeks back killing 298 innocence. Sigh~ I had troubled sleeping when I heard the news. And I believe this incident will haunt everyone for many years to come.

It's a very sad world that we are living in. And it somehow made me feel afraid of having more babies because if the world that we are living now is already so scary, I couldn't imagine what it is going to happen in the future.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crying Over Spilled Milk | No comments:

Illustration by
June 2014 has been a stressful month to me, with so many negative things going on, I sometimes feel like burying my head to the pillow and cry out my anxieties. I always try hard to turn every problem into a positive thought because it will help make me feel better. Thank goodness it happen this way and not the other way round. I'm glad we only have to go through this because it could been worse. These are what I will usually say to keep calm and continuously be grateful with what the God had in his plan. But when troubles come one after another, it became a little too much for me.

I admit that most problem can be avoided if I would have think twice or thrice before doing it but I just don't understand why it all have to happen at the same month.

Two days ago, I spilled milk on one side of my company's laptop. The laptop had stopped working and now I might need to reimburse for the damages. I am not sure how much it cost but I know that it will definitely cost a lot because it is a new laptop.

I accept the punishment because it is caused by my carelessness but the expenses are too much to bear especially after spending so much curing my son's sinusitis and the traveling expenses up to Butterworth to bring him to the doctor.

I really wonder when things can finally go smoothly and I am still waiting for the day to come when I can have enough savings to buy a car for myself. Sigh...

My IT colleagues somehow managed to get the replacement part and had my laptop repaired! As my laptop is still covered under warranty, I didn't have to make any compensation. Oh my God. I almost cried when they passed me my laptop. I told my colleague that I will give him a great big hug if he is a woman. 
Designed By Seo Blogger Templates