This morning I woke up early to head to the hospital for my appointment to see my doctor.
My appointment was to be between 9am-12pm and I was there at 9am sharp.
I got into the waiting room, and sat down.
Suddenly a nurse came up to me and said
"Mr Tiah, have you had your breakfast?"
"Uhmm.. no.. why?"
She glanced at a sheet of paper she was holding and then looked right back at me with her big brown eyes
"Because uhmm... there are 13 people ahead of you, and you might have to wait for over an hour."
Slightly furious I exclaimed
"WHAT?!?! BUT I AM SO EARLY!!!"
She gave me a rather sarcastic smile and whispered
"Well some of the people here.. were here since 5am....".
So I also shy.
And decided to head back to the office first to make this blog entry then come back later.
Anyway, back to my story.
Yesterday after work, I brought the Nuffnang team to the new Lecka Lecka place in Penang!
We're all grown men with little boys in us at Nuffnang.
In most other work places, after work people would go for HAPPY HOUR drinking.
But at Nuffnang, we go for ice-cream!
The place was as cozy as you can ever imagine it to be.
The 7 of us from the Penang office took control of an empty table there and sat around it.
Over our nice 94.99% fat free ice-cream, we chatted about all sorts of things, starting from the Transformers movie outing we had the night before.
Oh, forgot to mention that. Just the night before we planned a movie-outing for the Nuffnang team in Penang to watch Transformers, all under the expense of the company.
I almost had to give the movie a pass because of my eye injury, but I decided that LIFE MUST GO ON.
So I watched the movie with one eye and let me tell you this.... MEGAN FOX in Transformers... HOT HOT HOT... even when looking at her with ONE EYE.
Anyway back to Lecka Lecka.
One thing I learned from that outing is... when you're out with a group of programmers, you can talk about everything else just for a while but sooner or later, everyone is going to be talking about programming all over again.
We were all quite excited back then because we had just implemented a new ads syndication system on Nuffnang that completely solves our occasional slow loading problems.
All our ads now load quickly and are designed to load only after elements of a blog is loaded so it doesn't hold up anything from loading, even if our server is down.
Shhh... we haven't announced it on our Nuffnang blog yet because we want to give us some time to test it out but I guess you guys are the first to know about it if you haven't already noticed.
At the end of our Lecka Lecka session however, there was drama.
While getting up, one of our guys dropped an ice-cream glass cup and had it shatter to pieces.
I offered to pay for the damage but the nice guys at Lecka Lecka told us not to worry about it.
How awfully nice of them. I will certainly be going back for more.
Okay, it's now 10.07AM. Time for me to head back to the hospital.
Have a great weekend guys!