This week has been a really busy week for me. Apart from the usual work stuff, Shorty and I had to drive back to Penang somewhere in the middle of the week for a short couple of days. The agenda: For us to do our registration of marriage application.
That’s right… I never knew this but apparently before you get married, you have to apply, put your picture on a wall at the registrar for 3 weeks, in case either one of us has been married before. The process for us was extra complicated because we wanted to do our registration of marriage at home rather than at a town hall or at the registrar itself.
It took us almost the entire day to do our application for marriage… but it’s finally done! And now Shorty and I are ready to get officially married in a month’s time.
We spent the rest of our trip meeting our wedding planner at the wedding venue to work out the details of our wedding dinner. This is where our wedding dinner is going to be next month.
Then we drove back early yesterday morning to make it in time for a talk I was giving at the Malaysian Achievement Summit. Right after, Shorty lobbied to go to see the pet fair in Midvalley. You see, for the past few months… Shorty (whom I sometimes call my pet Shorty) has been thinking about getting a dog. She came up to me one day and said “The pet wants a pet”.
We don’t know a lot about having a dog. Like we don’t know if our apartment allows pets or even what type we want… but all we know is that given the size of our apartment, we can’t have one of those big dogs. Only one of those small ones. So Shorty heard about this pet fair going on in Midvalley and asked that I brought her there. We went there, paid RM5 each and was a bit disappointed because there seemed to be more things there for current pet owners rather than for potential pet owners. There were some… but not a lot of dogs for sale.
She did get to play with a few puppies though. Shorty doesn’t like cute dogs though. She likes BIG dogs… like a labrador or bigger. Ones that she says she can simply put a saddle on and ride into the sunset.
I’m not huge on dogs though. I’ve already got my new pet. My pet Beast.
Yesterday I completed my gaming PC with a Razr headset.
My beast… is now all complete.
Now the one other thing we did this week while we were in Penang was to go for a durian party. Every year we go for this same durian party and have this awesome durian. It is every year also that I see this uncle open durian like it hardly takes any effort. You see… when I grew up my family used to have loads of durian. My Dad would bring a few into the kitchen, bring out a cleaver and whack the durian repeatedly with it in order to get it open.
This uncle though opened the durian in the most gentle manner possible. I decided to take a video of it this year.
Ladies & Gentlemen… this… is how you open a durian… like a boss.