The Misadventures of Sibeh Sian

You can call me Sian. Sibeh Sian.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The long and short about The Cruise

Another proof that getting rid of the sucky 'Lorenzo' name is a wise choice: I didn't want to tell you guys initially because you all have a very 'wonderful' imagination, but I am going on a cruise with Nerd this evening.

Remember the Valentine's dinner I had with Nerd a couple of weeks back? We actually won for ourselves a cruise for two at Star Virgo. Haha. Which means I will not be updating this blog for the next few days. I will compensate for it with lots of cruise and half-naked pictures of me and Nerd in bed. Haha, I was just kidding.

See ya!

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The long and short about That Telephone Conversation

Sucky Incident #01:
I’ve went for the interview yesterday.

It sucked.

Sucky Incident #02:
Some of you might have noticed that I’ve stopped calling myself Lorenzo. I hate to say this, but I’ve been dogged by bad luck ever since I gave myself that sucky name.

I’ve not spoke with Sushi Eating Friend ever since that incident, which feels kind of weird because we usually swop office gossips just about every other day. It felt so weird I couldn’t stand it any longer, and gave her a call on Valentine’s Eve.

Me: Eh, hello?

Sushi Eating Friend: . . . . What?

Me: Haha, are you free tomorrow night? I’ve made a really nice reservation for two at the Toa Payoh KFC!

Sushi Eating Friend: . . . .

Sushi Eating Friend: Sian, you’ve got to stop treating me like I’m some sort of a comfort pillow.

Sushi Eating Friend: You can’t stop calling me for the whole of two weeks, and expect me to go on a date with you on Valentine’s Day ok?

Me: . . . . Oh, haha. . . .

Me: . . . . I just thought you might want to go out because we made a deal about going out together on Valentine’s if we’re both dateless, but it’s ok, haha. . . .

Sushi Eating Friend: . . . . I’m dating someone tomorrow.

Me: . . . . Oh! Eh, that’s great! Haha. . . .

Sushi Eating Friend & Me: (Awkward silence)

Me: . . . . Hey, I’ve got to go back to work now. Enjoy yourself tomorrow ok? Bye!

Sushi Eating Friend: Ok, bye.

I didn’t even have the guts to tell her I just got fired.

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

Friday, February 23, 2007

The long and short about Terrible Confessions

I have very, very terrible confessions to make today:

1) I haven’t told my mum I’m now a jobless bum.
I thought it’s not the best time to break the cruel news to her because after all, we are still in the midst of CNY. It also doesn’t help that my mum is not very clever: I tried hinting her by saying I need a bigger ang pow to prevent her son from starving, but she just laughed it off and said $20 is all I’m getting. Walau.

2) I blew Nerd.
I mean I blew Nerd’s chances of reconciliating with Heartless Girl. It turned out that Heartless Girl was at Clarke Quay on Valentine’s Day too, and saw Nerd doing the reverse bungee with me while clutching that stupid stalk of rose. She wished us the best and hope we will have fun doing the reverse bungee on each other in our bedroom.

3) Bak Gua.
I went back to the office yesterday morning to pick up my belongings. I think everyone is having fun because almost everyone is on extended leave. Before I left the office, I bumped into a delivery man who asked me to sign for a pack of Lim Chee Guan bak gua, which came from a business client to My (Ex) Boss. I think he would have liked the bak gua because they taste very nice. My mum and I had a nice time munching on them last night.

I am a terrible, terrible man.

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The long and short about The Chinese New Year Greeting


I received this message from someone whom I did not expect to hear from ever again, on CNY eve:

“Sian, they say I’ll get very bad luck if I don’t settle my debts before CNY. Since I don’t want to get any bad luck, I think it’s only responsible for you to write off my debts now.”

And that’s the reason why I don’t like to lend people money :(

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

P.S. Before I forget again, I’ll like to wish everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year. May your pockets be overflowed with ang pows! And please wish me luck because I'm going for a job interview now, heh.


Hi all, I'm back from the interview. Except that I didn't really went to one because the office was closed when I reached the place just now. A frantic call to the contact person revealed that they extended the office holiday break, and she was very sorry because she forgot to tell me about the cancellation.

Walau. I don't think they will let me claim my cab fare :(

Friday, February 16, 2007

The long and short about Valentine’s Day III

When Nerd asked me out on Valentine’s Day, I thought it was a great idea. He was out of luck with love and I was out of luck with work, and since we couldn’t get any dates with anybody else it seems perfectly logical that we stick to each other.

I had no idea how wrong I was.

The evening started on a completely wrong note because he turned up for the date in a pink shirt. Not that I have anything against the color (for the record I prefer strawberry Yan Yan and Hello Pandas), but when I saw him my gaydar simply went into overdrive. It turns out that the shirt was given to him by his Heartless Girl before she decided to dump him, and he wanted to commemorate the memories of her by wearing it on Valentine’s Day and pretend that he’s on a date with her. A sentimental man he is, that Nerd.

He managed to convince me that KFC is not the best place to celebrate Valentine’s, so we ended up at this restaurant somewhere in Clarke Quay. Everything was fine until he started reminiscing about the good and not so good times he had with Heartless Girl. Which was ok for me until he starting sobbing.

Nerd: I really miss XXXXX so much! I really can’t live without her!

Me: Oh stop it! You promised not to talk about your ex in front of me already!

Nerd: But I really can’t! Boo hoo hoo. . . .

I decided to give desserts a miss because I realized that the other diners were casting weird stares at our table.

We were both bloated by the very generous servings of fish n chips, so we decided to take a slow stroll along the riverside. I was jealous disgusted because no matter where I turn, I’ll get confronted with the sight of lovey-dovey couples armed with big ass bouquets and heart-shaped balloons in their hands. I have no idea why, but despite having Nerd at my side, the flower selling girls still pestered me to buy a stalk of rose from them. I laughed nervously and thought they were crazy.

I was understandably horrified when I realized that Nerd was getting one. What the?!?!?!

After the flower selling girls went away giggling, Nerd said he wanted to give his lost relationship one last chance, and will surprise his Heartless Girl by giving her that stalk of rose that evening.

On our way to the train station, we saw the reverse bungee thingy, and this crazy thought went across our minds. We are both at the lowest point of our lives, and we desperately wanted to make a change. We know that we can only change things by confronting our fears, and thus decided to start first by confronting our great fear of heights.

They strapped us up, and when we were facing the sky just before the launch with all the dry ice around us, several things flashed before my mind: my mum, my job, and Sushi Eating Friend. And before I knew it, I surged into the sky like an eagle who rediscovered his wings. I also nearly peed in my pants.

I think Nerd had a nastier time because he started puking his fish n chips out after we landed. I was quite worried, and helped him down the aisle with tissue over his mouth while clutching that stupid stalk of rose.

For some unknown reason, the people around us started clapping.

I think I’m not going to visit Clarke Quay again any time soon.

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The long and short about Valentine's Day II

Note to self: Never, never ever go out with Nerd on Valentine's Day again. Ever.

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

The long and short about Valentine’s Day

Although this is my fifth day of being a jobless bum, I shall try not to be grumpy today because, lo and behold, it’s Valentine’s Day today! I sincerely wish you guys get laid today.

Frankly speaking though, Valentine’s got to be the suckiest holiday among holidays, because it’s not really a holiday. You get confronted by the horrible sight of couples getting all lovey-dovey on the trains. You get bombarded with icky yucky love dedications on the radio. And worst of all, you get overpriced food everywhere, except for KFC, which is one of the many reasons why KFC rocks :)

But despite the many reasons why Valentine’s is really a big con job, I recall fondly the many pleasant memories I had on the 14th of February.

1) I received a love letter from my Ah Lian crush when I was in sec 3, which goes something like “I not watching movie with you tonight. Nor any other nights. You get it or not, you kanina??!??!”

2) In my poly days, my penpal and I finally decided to meet up after writing to each other for years. I also saved up and bought her a Perlini Silver necklace. He looked very happy when he put the said necklace on.

3) I was the envy of all guys when I got to go on a Valentine’s date with my uni crush, who was drop dead gorgeous. She looked wonderful that night, the food was delicious, and the champagne was fine. But all of us decided not to get the insurance policy from her.

4) Last year, volunteers were sought to do overtime on Valentine’s. I was volunteered by Ms Tan, who said “Don’t be mean. Everybody else have dates.”

And that sums up the many wonderful Valentine’s I had. I’m sure I’ll have another wonderful evening tonight, because I’m spending it with a very special someone.

I hope Nerd don’t mind KFC.

With Love,
Sibeh “Lorenzo” Sian

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The long and short about My New Computer

Hello everyone :D!

The good news:
I can now blog more and post kick ass pictures of myself again because my brand new kick ass computer has finally come after a week of breathless anticipation.

The bad news:
I can now blog more and post kick ass pictures of myself again because I have been fired. I have no idea how am I going to pay the installments of my brand new kick ass computer.

Sorry, not really in the mood for writing. Happy Valentine’s, everyone.

With Love,
Sibeh “Lorenzo” Sian

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The long and short about The Cruel Truth

Guys, I have something utterly shocking to tell you guys today. My Boss is indeed having an affair with Sexy New Colleague!

I am sure you are just as surprised as me. More details tomorrow.

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

P.S. I have updated Happy Office Boy to save my ass.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The long and short about The Honest Man of Action

After struggling with my conscience over the weekend, I have finally made a decision to heed Grace’s advice: I am going to tell my colleagues how wrong they are about my Boss and Sexy New Colleague.

It was not an easy decision because it takes courage to speak out, but I know I have to do something because it is really not fair for the office gossips to speak behind their backs, when they have been working so hard for the company. I hope they will finally understand that they are misunderstanding the situation after they read my post at Happy Office Boy.

It feels good to be a Man of Action :)!

With Love,
Sibeh “Lorenzo” Sian

Friday, February 02, 2007

The long and short about Hard Work Usually Goes Unappreciated

It is only February, but my workload is getting heavier and heavier. I worked till 9:30pm last night, and here I am, back in the office again. I need a life!

But maybe I shouldn’t complain so much because it has not been an easy time for some of my other colleagues too. When I was waiting for the bus home, I saw my Boss zooming back to the office in his big ass Mercedes, with Sexy New Colleague beside him. I thought they saw me waving, but they must have been in a hurry because they just drove passed me hurriedly. The poor things, they are working even harder than I did! I thought about going back to help them in the office, but decided not to because I was really tired already.

That’s why I say life is unfair! I work so hard, but Ms Tan never has a good word to say about me. My Boss and Sexy New Colleague work so hard too, but all they get is nasty rumors that they are having an affair. It saddens me to know how malicious my colleagues can be at times. Maybe I should quash the rumors by telling them about how my Boss and Sexy New Colleague have been working late at night in the office while the rest are resting their lazy ass in front of the TV.

If only everyone can see the real picture like me!

With Love,
Sibeh “Lorenzo” Sian