Tuesday, April 17, 2007
My Contact Lenses
I started to wear spectacles shen I was in standard 3. We were at the A&W Drive-in, when my dad asked "So what do you want, Helena"
I said "menu dia mana?"
"Just read the menu at the big board" my dad said referring to the giant menu just in front of the drive-in parking.
"Taknak baca kat situ. Nak menu kecik tu jugak" I insisted.
"Helena, kenapa ni? Cepat cakap nak order apa" My dad pandang I semacam.
"Helena, baca menu kat board tu, papa nak dengar" My dad asked, after staring at me for some time.
"Mmmmm...." I dilly dallied.
"Helena tak nampak, ye?" My dad asked again.
"Tak......." I replied softly.
I was a specky girl throughout my schooling years. When I look at my old pictures, I noticed that the frames I had masa sekolah rendah and lower secondary, semuanya frame toye-toye. My glasses became much nicer in my upper secondary.
When I was doing my A levels, I brought up the courage to get myself contact lenses. This would be the first time that I buy something expensive on my own, and knowing that the purchase is against my parents instructions. "Lena, jangan nak cuba2 pakai contact lenses. Do you know how dangerous it is to have a foreign thing in your eye, hygiene issues and all?" They repeated told me.
I wore my contacts without their knowledge. Whenever they come to visit, I would rush to the toilet to take out my contacts and capai my specs. Pening tau, tukar2 macam tu.
I finally told them the truth just before I finished my studies. They were not that angry. Infact they were not suprised. Hehe.... I guess I ada terkantoi with them without even realizing it.
Ni nak ceta pasal my ex-boss kejap ye.....
My bosses at my current company are mostly Americans expats. (I dapat boss baru every 3 years) When I had a German boss few years back, working environment at the office was fantastic. This expat memang rugged betul. His hobby is playing his electric guitar. He is a workaholic, but he makes work fun for all of us.
On his 1st year, on my birthday, he came up to me at 8:30am and said "Hey Helena, Happy Birthday" He gave me a present with a card on it. "And Helena.... you can take the day off" he continued.
"Excuse me, what did you say?" I asked, as I thought I heard wrong.
"I said, you can have the day off" He smiled.
"Why.....?" I knew I sounded dumb.
"Because I think that you deserve to have a good time on your birthday." he started to look at me strangely.
"Oh....Ok.... thank you" I said, still not believeing my ears. Tak pernah orang buat macam ni kat company ni.
(In the end, I still keje jugak hari tu. Padan muka. Last minute nak buat report, in which kena submit the next day. Padahal report tu i boleh buat dah seminggu dah. haha. Padan muka I!)
eh keluar topic sikit takpe kan...?
Ok, Bila I start keje dengan boss German ni, I tension sebab every time dia gi oversea, mesti colour mata dia berubah. His eyes are green, but would turn gray bila balik overseas.
Jealous la I tengokkan.... so thats when I started to get coloured contact lenses. He just came back from US, and knowing that his eyes will be gray, I belilah contacts gray colour. (Tak kuasa pulak nak mata hijau) Hehe. Tapi takboleh pakai lama sebab rasa gatal2 pakai coloured contacts. Texture dia kasar sikit. So burn lah RM300 hanya sebab nak mata sama colour dgn bos mat salleh. Hehe.
Oh Ya! There are 3 statements yang akan I ingat my boss ni comment pasal I. (Yes he is my favourite boss. I love this guy)
"Helena, your table is such a mess that it looks like a bomb just landed there, but it's amazing that any information needed from you, it's all at your fingertips" His comment pasal meja I yg forever berterabur.
"Helena runs the place, not me" He loves telling VVIPs this.
"Helena! Congratulations! You are a fast worker, both in the office and delivering babies!" He exclaimed when I called him at 9am saying that I've delivered a baby boy. (I called him at 8am saying that I'm on the way to the hospital)
Oh... sambung cerita contact lenses. So even today, I were contacts most of the time. I only pakai specs after Maghrib. Everyday. I hate wearing specs now. The weight of the spec on the bridge of my nose gives me a headache. I tried to stop wearing contacts, but I cant, because of the headache.
So adakah I akan pakai contacts sampai I bercucu cicit? Sampai gigi I rongak?
Note : Kelam kabut ke my entry ni? Sorry la ye.....