Saturday, January 30, 2010

I just watched Avatar!

Yes, I know I'm outdated.

So like everyone else who watched that movie, I gotta say - IT WAS AWESOME!

It was so awesome I watched it twice. Back to back. However, this was easy enough cuz I watched it at home.

And yeah, I know, I clearly support piracy here. Who doesn't? The next crazy thing you'll be telling me is that people pay for music too, lol. Utterly ridiculous!

What, you mean you actually pay for your music too?? Ohmigawd, sucker!

I've been lazy and...

This post was supposed to be published on Monday, January 25, 2010.

...I realize that I havent beeen blogging much lately. The last time I actually posted was on the 16th of Jan, and if you noticed (which I'm sure you have), just below the titles of my previous 2 posts there have been notices stating "This post was supposed to be published on...". Now, just because I haven't been posting doesn't mean that I had no intention to. The intentions were there...its just that...with all the things that have been going on, I just haven't been able to find the time to. I mean, I've been so busy with playing games, and watching movies, and spending time with my baby, I just haven't had the mood to blog. But today, despite the fact that I'm at work (and supposed to be working *rolls eyes*), I had a revelation that was SO major that I just had to write about it!

'And what was that revelation?', I can almost hear you say. Well the revelation is this, I am (almost) dressed in branded clothes from top to toe! With the exception of my socks and accessories, I am wearing Renoma jean shorts, Bum tee shirt and belt, Pierre Cardin underwear, and Reebok shoes!
Okay, enough with the rolling eyes already!

Anyway, the reason why this surprises me is because for my whole life, my apparel choices have mirrorred my dad more than my mom. And I say this because my mom is more the type to purchase expensive items and wear them for a long time, whereas my dad will buy bargain basement clothing...and also wear them for a long time (depending on how long it takes for the item of clothing to fall apart). Heheheh.

So, back to my blathering. My clothing choices have really changed in the last few years. I remember a time where I only wore chinos and shirts whenever I went out. Then there was a time where I only wore a t-shirt with a shirt half buttoned over it and jeans. Then there was a time where I never wore t-shirts, collared or otherwise. And then there was yet another time when I never wore shorts or slippers. Currently, I just never wear round neck tshirts whenever I step out of the house, and most times will just wear shorts and slippers with a polo tee. If I feel like 'dressing up', I'll wear my polo tee with jeans and sneakers instead.

Why am I boring you with all this shit? I haven't the foggiest idea. I just felt like showing off my weird-nerdy side for abit. Apparently some people find that cute.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Paranormal Activities...

This post was supposed to be published on Friday, 22 January, 2010.

Went to watch Paranormal Activities the other day at Summit USJ, along with Nic and 2 of my colleagues, Dal and Joan. Dal had seen the movie before, and kept insisting that it's a 'must see' for anyone as interested in supernatural entities as myself. So we met up one evening when all of us weren't working, and watched the movie together (scary movies should never be watched alone). XD

If you haven't seen this movie yet, my recommendation is: Watch it! 

90% of the movie was shown through the lens of a home videocam ala The Blair Witch Project style. However, it wasn't quite as jerky or nauseating. To me anyway. It was also seemed to be in rather low quality, home movie style...because that's what it was supposed to be. The buildup of the movie was slow at first, introducing the main characters, showing how they interacted with each other, and giving a short history of how the female protagonist first encountered this demon that was following her. The most interesting thing to see was their bedroom door moving on its own in the middle of the night and her boyfriend being a total ass.

However, things really started picking up later on, and the slow pace of the movie is justified. She gets up in the middle of the night to stand beside the bed staring at her boyfriend for an hour or so, then goes outside on her own and sits for (presumably) another few hours despite the cold. And though this is all caught on tape, she doesn't remember a single thing. Then the glass from a photo frame containing their photo is broken, with scratches across the boyfriend's face, on the inside of the shards of glass which still cling to the frame. The girl even feels the thing breathing on her, and when the camera pans to include her in the frame, we can see a lock of her hair moving on its own as if blown by something, which causes her to finally break and run downstairs.

There are other things which occur, but I won't spoil the movie for you by revealing it here just in case you haven't watched the movie yet. But trust me, the ending is the best part. Muahahahahahaha.....

Ghost stories....

This post was supposed to be published on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

I had a field day with my colleagues during night shift yesterday because we started telling each other ghost stories. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ghost stories. I'm absolutely fascinated by the supernatural. Of course this totally contradicts with the fact that I would like nothing more than to stay as far away from 'them' as possible.

*Warning: Do NOT continue reading if you're a scaredy cat. I do not want to be responsible for you having sleepness nights, nightmares, or seeing/hearing imaginary things that are not there.*

We discussed second and third-hand eyewitness accounts about spirits seen and 'smelled' around our office. There have been stories of people hearing their names called from just outside the ladies washroom in the middle of the night. The voice will sound like another colleague's voice, however upon being questioned, that colleague would deny ever leaving the office. (That happened to me once when I was new - a friend had heard me calling her name from outside the toilet, but I had been at my desk the entire time). Another person had passed a middle aged lady wearing a 'tudung' (a headscarf worn by Malay women) who was entering the washroom while she was exiting it. The person stopped to chat with a friend just outside the washroom, and shortly after, decided to go back into the washroom (I have no idea why, women just seem to love being in the washroom for some reason). However, upon entering the washroom, she found that it was empty. Anyone who has been to the washroom (which is located outside of my office) will know that there is only 1 possible entry and exit (unless you're smaller than a monkey)

After hours of entertaining each other with stories, we finally ran out of new stories to tell and moved on to searching for more stories on the internet. Two of the topics we searched about was the infamous, supposedly haunted Ria and Amber Court apartments in Genting. Though I'm far from skeptical, to be fair I've never personally visited both those places...nor do I ever intend to! Now, both these places were said to have chains on the doors of certain apartments, along with Chinese prayer paper (also called a fu) pasted in the shape of a large X. The spiritual presence in these apartments were apparently too strong and too nasty for management to allow further guests to stay in. Certain apartments even had prayer materials such as red candles and food offerings outside the door. Even with such precautions, there have been tales of dark shadows seen moving around, knockings on walls and doors in the middle of the night, sourceless voices heard, and some people have even seen these things floating mid-air outside the windows of their rented  apartment.

After listening to and reading so many stories of such occurrences, I've gotta say, its left me craving for more! LOL.If you have your own stories, be sure to leave them in the comments box!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Workwise, things are...

....getting more and more dramatic as the days go by. Sometimes going to work is like watching a drama series on tv. Thursday night at work, I asked a buddy out for a smoke. We don't have a smoking roon inside the office, but we're able to smoke right outside the office door. Since we have bluetooth headsets, my friend stayed logged in since its only about 10 or 20 feet to the office door and there were only 3 of us on duty that night. I had opted to put my status on 'Break', as I wanted to go to the washroom.

While we were outside, one of our managers came and joined us for a chat as we were talking about a recent meeting that was held to discuss team issues which my friend hadn't attended. Shortly after, my manager went in. When we were done with our smokes, we followed suit. Since we had been outside for quite awhile (about 15 - 20 minutes), I decided to go straight back to my desk. As we were walking in, we were suddenly accosted by my senior manager who was shouting at my buddy for not being at her desk while she was logged in.

"What were you doing outside the office? You don't like to work inside this office is it?", he screamed. "Get inside the boss's office! (The head manager) wants to see you!" He then turned around and stormed off into our big boss's office

The both of us stood stock still for a moment, shocked by his attitude. My colleague then quickly scurried off into the boss's office, leaving me standing there trying to figure out what had just occurred. What the fuck just happened? I looked around at the stunned, inquisitive faces of all my other colleagues who were surreptiously watching the goings on. I quickly walked over to to my other teammate's desk and asked what the hell was all that ruckus about. Turns out the head manager had wanted to see my colleague and asked my senior manager where she was as she hadn't been at her desk. He initially assumed she had gone to the washroom, but when he checked her phone status, he freaked when it showed that she had still been logged in the entire time she had been away from her desk.

The 3 of us (my teammate and I, and the manager who had stopped to chat with us while we were outside) were getting incredibly worried when my friend remained inside the big boss's office for about an hour. However, when she and my senior manager finally came out, they were all smiles. At the time, all that worrying we had done seemed rather anticlimatic, but we were still dying to know what had happened. When the senior manager and head manager finally left for the night (around 10pm), we immediately jumped on my friend and asked her what had occurred.

"Oh nothing much, the boss just wanted to brief me about the meeting the other day and wanted my feedback." she said calmly.

That's all? we almost screamed. She nodded. What about all the shouting? we asked.

"Oh I apologized for the error and said I wouldn't do it again. He was all smiles after that." 

We rolled our eyes and wisely chose not to say anything further about the matter.

But seriously, things like this are becoming more and more common in the office. Employees are disciplined at the whim of the manager by being openly embarassed in front of their co-workers. And I do not use those words lightly. This was in fact one of the issues brought up to our head manager in the team meeting.

Her response was, "Some employees can only be disciplined by being embarassed in front of everyone else."

I mean, what the hell? Are we 5 year old kids caught in some minor mischief? Do we not at least deserve to be treated at least with some dignity as adults? Yes, we are your employees, but that does not mean you own us, you fucking power crazy, ugly bitch. No wonder more and more managers are starting to practice this shit, because you condone it! And then you complain because none of us appear to want to speak up during the farce of a meeting you insisted on having. What would be the point? We all know nothing will come of it and the meeting was purely you putting on a show to your bosses to pretend that you tried to resolve the issues among my team, while putting the blame solely on us, while proclaiming yourself and your henchmen to be as white as the driven snow! Do you really think we trust your word anymore? After you clearly covered up for one of your pets when she intentionally took someone else's phone with the intention of stealing it, and got off with what was even less than a slap to the wrist? (Which is a story for another day).


Sometimes I wonder why I don't and never did become an ass-kissing sycophant. All the ass-kissing sycophants I know are either in management positions, or well on their way there! Its-not-fairrrr! *whines*

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

So tired today...

Physically, mentally and emotionally. No matter what I say or do, nothing seems to make you happy. You seem to feel the same need I have to push the boundaries to see just how far they can go. I told you time and time again, even last night when you asked...yet you don't believe me. I did the best I could for you, yet you still don't believe me. Fine, you will get what you want. Just don't regret having asked for it later.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All about diets (well, sort of)

Today I went grocery shopping in MidValley with Nic...and (sorta) started a diet. Decided to make the lazy man's decision and shop in Jusco's supermarket instead of Carrefour....while forgetting that I parked at the other end of the mall instead. Smart, aren't I?

Anyway, I wanted to try this lemon detox diet that my friend was talking about. Supposedly, its so effective that you can lose about a kilo a day. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one of the ingredients (either powdered Cayenne Pepper or Ground Ginger). Since I hate ginger, I was hunting high and low in Jusco for the @#$%@#$%^ (ahem) cayenne pepper. I wanted to give up and get fresh ginger (they didn't have the powdered version either), when I realised that I have no means of grinding it. Plus, the lemons I bought would have rotted by the time I managed to dry the damn thing enough to use it.

Instead, I bought Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. I would have included a link to their website, but I can't be bothered to wait for the damn thing to load (thank you P1 Wimax! You've changed my life...for the worse). Anyway, its supposed to help with weight loss too...something about inhibiting the production of fat and stimulating the burning of fat as fuel (which also means increasing your metabolism). As for the lemons, I'll just drink half a squeezed lemon with some water and a spoonful of maple syrup (which I already had from a previous pancake fetish..heheh) every morning until they run out.

So about half an hour before dinner today, I decided to give it a try. I put in about 2 tablespoons of the vinegar and 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, then mixed it with some water before downing almost the whole thing in one long drink.

My first reaction came from my face. Sourrrrrrrrrrrr! >.<

 My second reaction came from my tummy. It started hurting like hell about 5 minutes later and became progressively worse.

So my darling decides to take a look at the recommended recipe (it was on the label of the Bragg's bottle). The instructions say:

Bragg Vinegar Health Drink
Delicious, ideal pick-me-up blah blah blah blah blah not important.
1 to 2 tsps Bragg Organic Vinegar....


"It was supposed to be TEAspoons, not TABLEspoons!", she screamed at me. (Ok, I over-dramatize. She didn't scream.) In any case, it serves me right for being careless. With stabbing stomach pains that tempt me to curl up into a whimpering fetal ball, I bravely steel myself from the pain and begin to slowly make my way to the computer to venture into the-ahem! Okay okay, I'm doing it again. Anyways, I go online and read up about how to properly take this stuff from here. What I get is, "Regular users recommend prepping your stomach by taking one teaspoon to start with and easing into more." Gee whiz, Louise, now you tell me. So the pains only ceased about a half hour to an hour after dinner...and I'm now drinking apple juice as I type this. As if I didn't have enough acid in my stomach to turn its entire contents to a bubbling green goo (like in those alien sci-fi movies except mine would be red cuz I had spaghetti for dinner). :P

Regardless, I refuse to take that as a bad omen to an otherwise good start to what seems to be a fairly easy to manage diet. (Its a good start because I actually managed to start it in the first place). I hate diets and never follow through with them because I really enjoy my food! If you've ever seen the way I eat (and I dont mean the quantity of food I consume) you might understand why. For all the naysayers out there, who are dying to scream Exercise! at me, save it for someone who gives a shit. I already know that regular exercise can promote significant weight loss, that muscle burns more calories than fat, blah blah blah and all that garbage. I could even give you tips on exercise techniques and healthy eating that doesn't involve paying thousands for a gym and a personal trainer. Who cares? I hate exercise, and I will not deny myself from enjoying my food, regardless if its something that costs RM1.00 from the neighborhood night market, or something that costs RM100 from the local fine dining restaurant (and I don't mean Chilli's, people!).

Hey, after all, we only live once. Why deny ourselves the pleasures of life? Of course, life would be much more pleasant if I could only fit into those pants again... XD

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Of Bugs and Nothing...

Been quiet for awhile. Though I understand that its not absolutely compulsory to blog every single day, having a blog is sort of a commitment. Kinda like buying a house, you gotta make the mortgage payments every month or the bank will foreclose it and auction it off to the highest bidder. In this case, the (maybe 2?) readers I have, will forget about me and go someplace else. Wow...the sky will fall...*rolls eyes*.

I'm on a 4 day stretch of time off. Not doing much, which is probably why I have nothing to report. Stayed home alot, played games alot (mostly Sims 2 and Mafia Wars on Facebook), ate alot, slept alot, smoked alot. There. That's all I did. Wow I love my life! Its just so exci..zzZzz...snort...ZzzZzzZzz...snore..ZzzZzzz.....*chokes on tongue* Gaaaaaaa! Huh? Wha? Oh, sorry. Note to self, never fall asleep while blogging. Yup.

Saw the cutest little bug yesterday when I was out for breakfast with Nic, Mich and Abbie. Mich, Abbie and I were all goin' nuts about it and Nic was having fun rolling her eyes at us and making comments about how 'jakun' we looked to all the passers by. Anyway, who cares how we looked. We were having fun! So, more about the bug, its white and looks like it has bits of white stuff (fur?) comin' out of its butt. However, when you flip it over, it's underside is a reddish brown colour (Yes, we flipped it over. It was a goooooood bug and didn't complain).

In addition, it was so tiny we all had trouble taking photos of it. I won't bother to use the photo I took with my camera cuz it just looked like a blurry white blob amidst a not so white surface. Instead, I'll refer you to Mich's post where she has a slightly better picture of it. Though, it still looks like a blurry white blob to me. Oh by the way, Mich, I still wanna cut it in half with a straw to see what it looks like inside.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Today I went to work...

...and had the misfortune of being assigned a case that my manager had been working on and totally screwed up. It would have ended in total disaster if not for the client who was nice enough not to scream (yet). I managed to do what I could to save it...but I still foresee a potential complaint. We were supposed to organise a Business Class upgrade on the client's existing flight tickets for medical reasons. There were supposed to be 2 flights. A domestic US flight today, and an international flight on the 10th of Jan for them to return home to Sydney. For some reason, my manager who was working on the case today, royally messed up the flight dates and destinations, then neglected to call in for today's upgrade or to even get me to do it. Instead she asked me to call the client about ticketing the flight back to Sydney today!

So naturally, like any good lil' customer service agent, I called the client and 'buta buta' got fired for no reason. I got so pissed I straightaway alerted my senior manager (who was working till at least 9-10pm...that woman has no life but her work) who basically just smiled at me and threw me to the sharks. The bitch.

Anyway, how do people like this (my manager) actually get hired for a job they are so totally incapable of doing? No, wait. Allow me to rephrase. How do these people manage to keep their bloody jobs in the first place???? This is not screw-up number 1..or 2...or 3...or anything you can count with the fingers and toes on both your hands and feet! I mean, its actually gotten to the point where the whole team (those who aren't kissing her ass) is actually afraid of giving her anything remotely difficult to do just because she might screw up the whole fucking thing and pitch all our hard work into the drain.

Thank god upper management has finally realized what an imbecilic airhead she really is and is transferring her to another department with a much easier job scope.

Why....why....WHY do I get stuck with such idiots as bosses???

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I went to Bubba Gump!

I finally went to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant in Sunway Pyramid. My verdict? It was pretty damn awesome. I can't imagine why I'd never even heard of it before. The food and service there is freaking awesome! I wanna go again!
The decor there was...well, I'd say its like Chilli's, except Bubba's has its own Forrest Gump theme. They play the movie continuously in their restaurants, so we ended up watching nearly the whole movie in the time we were there. It was on silent though, because they were playing music on the speakers. However, thank god for large subtitles! 

They've got a set meal thing goin' on at the moment that's seriously worth it. A refillable drink, 4 slices of garlic bread that is to die for (the one in the photo below was half eaten...oops!), an awesome ceasars salad, followed by 4 chunks of beef ribs (that were so tender they just fell of the bone), cinnamon bread pudding with vanilla ice cream on the side  for dessert and an additional cup of tea. All this for RM55++ which is a more than reasonable price (considering that the ribs alone were over RM60)!

It was a lot of food...I couldn't have finished it all by myself. Luckily Nic was there to help. We also also ordered their appetizer sampler, called 'Run Across America' (shown in the photo below - almost untouched). Now, THAT one, we couldn't finish and ended up 'tapao-ing' it. (They forgot to pack the leftover artichoke dip though...Nic was gonna kill them for that!) :P

The only thing I didn't like about the food was the sour cream tasted too creamy, and not in a good way.The service was excellent, albeit overly enthusiastic. I swear the staff has some aversion to seeing empty plates on the tables. They kept coming round every 5-10 minutes to ask if they could clear our (seemingly) empty plates!

Oh and btw, if you haven't noticed, this time I actually remembered to take photos! Well, technically Nic was the one who had to remind me to do it, but still, there're pictures to look at! Sadly the quality of the images might not be all that good because I was using the camera on my mobile to take them. However, they don't look too they? If they suck, you can blame it on my lousy photography skills. :P

Unfortunately, I didn't manage to take snapshots of everything we ate...if you'd notice, the dessert isn't shown. That's cuz I was too busy watchin' tv and totally forgot...again.

Monday, January 4, 2010

How to cook....

I was searching for new Gadgets to put on my blog's sidebar, and came across this one:

So, being itchy fingered, I decided to test it.

And then...

And then....

And then.....

And finally, I couldn't believe my eyes....

I tell you....some people are just too.............damn free.

Regardless, if this gadget can even tell me how to make water, its worth a shot. Check it out on the top right hand corner of my page.

For those who would like to see this sohai-ness with their own eyes, feel free to check out the original recipe here.


I haven't had the time to blog recently because I've had to work the last 2 nights. A 13 hour shift can really eat up all your free time. Plus, work was soooooo busy!


Ok, fine, I admit that I'm lying through the skin of my teeth on that last one! (I wonder who came up with that phrase...teeth don't have skin, do they?) The 1st day of my shift was indeed busy....out of 3 people for the night shift I was the only one who wasn't on MC, so I had a shitload of work to do. I know 1 of my colleagues was really sick...because she came to work anyway and her symptoms persisted till the next day. The other colleague, however.....hmmmm...let's just say she did something most people in the customer service industry do frequently. She seemed totally fine though when she came back to work yesterday. Ate like a horse too.

The 2nd night I was on duty was excellent. Everyone came (to work!) and the number of tasks were distributed equally. However, out of some random stroke of luck, everything I had was meant to be delayed until Monday, except for 1 task. And even for that 1 task, it turned out that all I had to do was send 1 simple email asking for a status update from a client. So between taking a few random enquiry calls, smoke breaks and typing that one miserable email, I was free all night long. Hehehehehehehe....

For the rest of the night, all I did was watch back-to-back episodes of House MD, SouthPark, and CSI.

But seriously, with a 13 hour shift, there really isn't much time to do anything once you get back home. Between work, travelling to and from work, preparing for work,  and of course eating and sleeping, I'd have like maybe 2-3 hours max to do everything else. During the stretches of my shift, its almost impossible to go out with my mate or my friends unless I'm willing to run on maybe 5-6 hours of sleep...or sometimes less. But I guess that's what I need to live with if I want a higher pay.

Oh yeaaaa, and I have my first stalker! *Waves at Mich* I was wondering who that feller with the singaporean based IP address was... :P

So...I was wondering if its true that in every relationship, the first few months of 'getting to know each other' and the 'post moving in together' periods are usually fraught with arguments as 2 people try to adjust to each others habits. I know its true of every relationship I've been in in the past, and its doubly true of my current relationship (as both happened at the same time >.<"). I call it the Trial by Fire. If 2 people aren't gonna work out they will know it in the first 3-5 months of having moved in together....

...oh shit. I forgot my 2nd month anniversary..!!! *Quickly runs over n makes it up to Nic* 

Oopsie. Luv u baby! :P

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Games And Cartoons All Day...

Started playing a new game yesterday called Plants vs. Zombies. Was just supposed to install it and test to see if it ran properly...but I kinda got carried away and played it for about 6 hours straight. >.<" Its a surprisingly good game. I was rather skeptical because of the name...I mean, I like zombies and all, but Plants vs Zombies?

Besides that, I'm also back to playing Mafia Wars on Facebook. So far, its been about...3? 4? days since I started and I've been playing it rather consistently since. Its still buggy as hell (the original reason why I quit playing in the first place), but they've put in alotta new features that have definitely stimulated my curiosity. However, we'll see how long my patience lasts this time.

Didn't go out today either. Stayed home, cooked, smoked, played games, napped a little (because I didn't sleep all nite cuz I was playing games) and watched a few episodes of Chowder with Nic. That is one funny (and weird) cartoon. That Chowder kid is so greedy he even eats blankets and curtains. I recommend!

Friday, January 1, 2010

I Missed The Fireworks... :(

This year, I decided not to go anywhere for New Year's Eve. Instead, I spent most of the day in front of my lappie, then most of the evening napping (still in front of my lappie >.<"), then woke up to the brilliant idea of making pasta for dinner. Due to a shortage of ingredients, I spent over RM50 at the grocery store downstairs (thank god for small miracles - going out today would have been a nightmare!) getting several things that I needed, namely fresh tomatoes, pasta sauce, canned mushrooms, cookies, cigarettes, ice cream, juice...okay okay, not all those things were required to make pasta, but I kinda got carried away. I haven't been grocery shopping for almost a month, which is rather shocking considering that the first month I was with Nic, we went grocery shopping 4 times.

Anyway, I spent the next half hour cleaning up the kitchen, then the next hour running around like a headless chicken just to make a simple pasta dish. It was just saut├ęd chopped tomatoes, garlic, onions and canned mushrooms with pre-made pasta sauce and 4 slices of streaky bacon...but for some reason it was lke sooooo difficult to make. I guess I'm really out of practice. I guess it didn't turn out too badly since Nic was so happy with it, and the bacon strips were delicious! However, once again, I forgot to take any photos..hehehe. It wasn't anything special though. Then I served Walls' Very Rocky Road and Mini Cornetto ice cream for dessert. Of course, in the cooking frenzy, I almost forgot about the ice cream until Nic reminded me...LoL!

I stopped cooking at exactly 12am, gave Nic a New Year kiss, put the food on the table, then ran to the windows to see if I could see any of the fireworks. Anyways, I managed to hear alot of the fireworks booming away, but I only managed to catch a glimpse of 1 or 2 of them around the corner of a nearby building. *sob* This is the 2nd year in a row that I've missed seeing any fireworks. I missed last year's display because I was standing at the foot of Wendy's condo with Shihan and Adrian waiting for her to come down so we could go out.

So, what did you do for New Year's Eve?