Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Mood

Is 2 weeks away from January, the day she will start her job. To avoid being extremely bored, she did some networking today. She paid a visit to the lawyer firm that she used to work at KL 4 years ago. Only 3 of her former colleagues remain, Ms Tay, Joey and Suet Ling, while the rest had quit and been replaced. She treated them a lunch at Pizza Hut, ordering her favourite Island Supreme and Hawaii Chicken, and bought a Polo tie as Christmas gift for her ex-boss. Who knows she might need some legal advise in the future.

~ I'm hallucinating myself maneuvering a magic carpet ~

It had been a long time since I went for an outing. So last Saturday, I went to jungle trekking with Champ and then breakfast with Yen Yen. Bump into Mr. Raja and we exchange greeting. Training session on Sunday was fabulous, I did a few round of zoomie and it felt great. Mr. Kimi told me he brought back 11 bags of dog food from the previous trial, which made me totally jealous. Anyway, I ought to negotiate with Ms Owner. Since she's working, she should be buying me food, and I mean having steak for dinner.

~ Abort magic carpet because my zoomie is even speedier ~

Have I told you she's an avid reader? She only read fiction, mostly sci-fi, crime and thriller. Never philosophy or anything that will enhance your morale. She loves it when the author actually did a thorough background research on the subject, regarding the historical (war or architecture), geographical location, technology, fire arm and etc. So even she's wasting her time indulging in fiction, atleast she did gain some basic knowledge from it. Like in a corporate thriller, how a geek can trace emails, hack into computers, worm their way through coded password, track complicated movements of cash overseas. Currently her favourite author is Jeffery Deaver. His Lincoln Rhyme series (Book 1 - 8) is about a quadriplegic crime scene investigator.

Overtime, she tends to forget, which book she had actually read 2 years ago. Thus, she came up with a complete reading list and synopsis of each book she had read. When she suspected the book is from a series, she needs to do an online research to track down the right sequence, because most of the time, they will not state it on the book itself. When she came across interesting title from Amazon.com, she will search through the public library search engine before attempting a purchased. When she wanted to purchase, she will check with the bargain bookshop at Amcorp Mall before going to the bookstore chain. More than a few occasion, she found out that she had bought the book at a more expensive price. The most extreme was Harry Potter Book 7. She bought it during the world wide release day at the price of RM99, and now the bargain bookshop is selling at RM39! That was enough to send her banging the wall.

~ Her reading list for the past 3 months ~


Clover said...

Hi Pacco!
Ms. Owner sure is keeping busy!! What a pawesome reading list!
Love Clover xo

Maggie and Mitch said...

How does MS owner read all of these books plus blogs too! Mom wants to know her secret!
We received your beautiful Christmas card in the mail today, Pacco! You have the most beautiful handwriting! Thank you so very much!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00f's Pacco, ur mama sure does read a lot...heehee mama says reading all those book wood take her a life time..

b safe,

Randi said...

Holy smoly! Thats a lotta books!

Glad you had an outing Pacco..can't keep a girl like you locked up too long!

love & licks,

Momo and Pinot said...

Pacco!! Wow, Wow!! Unlike our humans MS Owner read so many books! Very impressive.. speaking of that, we are also impressed by MS Sister!! Her archivement is great!

Holiday Holiday!!

Momo & Pinot

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow, Mom must be bored if she is reading all those books. Sure hope she has time to take you for walkies between chapters..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Peanut said...

mom says she knows what ms owner feels like with the books. Mom ordered a whole bunch that she wanted to read last month and then found out she had read 2 of them already. Lucky she only paid about $5 a piece for them.

Joe Stains said...

Your Mom reads like mine does, ALL THE TIME. :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom has good intentions about reading....

We both think pizza sounds like a great idea!



Ms. Owner sure likes to read. We bet she is excited about starting her new job. Make sure she gets you plenty of treats and gives you lots of agility training.

Essex & Deacon

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pacco!
Tell her to enjoy this last 2 weeks of freedoom!
That is a big list!
Yes, zoomies are the best!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow...that's a LOT of books read! Mom likes to read too, but having work and all keeps her reading pretty much non-existent now. She is quite bummed about it, but hopefully during some long weekends she can read more...but then she must also spend more time with me too. LOL!


Cassidy said...

My mummy loves reading too. Daddy likes crime/thrillers. He likes Dean Koontz the bestest I think.

Cassidy x

Ricky the Sheltie said...

My mom likes to read too, but she goes to the library a lot while I wait for her in the car!

Love your magic carpet ride - but you're right - zoomies are way faster!

Simba said...

That is a lot of reading.

Simba x

BrandytheGreat said...

Wow, PAcco, really, you should discourage her form reading so much! She's supposed to go work, for more steak dinners!

Amber-Mae said...

Hope you had a fun time trekking with ya friends! Dang! Your Ms.Owner can read...

Squeaky clean after a bath,
Solid Gold Dance

Huskee and Hershey said...

Our mom is an avid reader too but she reads mainly fiction books and autobiographies.. She's now reading this book called 'A Dog Called Christmas'.. :)

Dewey Dewster said...

Hey Pacco....

Yer Mom is sure busy lately.....hope she enjoys her new job.....gee Gram really loves ta read but rarely gets the time anymore....too much foolin' with the computer.....that's an impressive readin' list.....I'm gonna tell Gram ta get busy and read.....ya can never have too much knowledge.....hope ya get that steak dinner fer Christmas....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Thor said...

Hey Pacco!
Your mom really loves to read!
That´s a big list of reading!

Love and licks

Amber said...

Hey Pacco, mommy hopes next year is a good year !! Whoa, your owner sure loves to read.


Orable and Charlie said...

That's a lot of reading! I wonder if those books had pictures? I can't read, but my human helps me with some things. You're right to get on the magic carpet, Pacco!

licks & puppy love,

Deefor said...

Catching up on all your news finally! Congratulations to your sister the math wizard! Impressive. And I think Ms Owner was right to take a job with time off. More doggie time. She must be very smart to do whatever it is she's going to do and real all those books.

Enjoy Christmas and the new year!


Comet and BLU said...

Wow, that's a lot of books to read. Our girl reads a lot, but most of it is for her jobs. She only reads fiction books when on airplane flights or vacations. If she hasn't read any of Robin Cook's books yet, tell her to give them a shot. We think she might like them.