Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Day of Errands

Bee got pickpocketed at KLCC last week.

Needless to say, it ruined the rest of the afternoon.

Instead of checking out KLCC Aquaria as planned, Bee was running in and out of different security offices and making phone calls to cancel all his cards; while my parents and I loitered around the mall trying to recover from the shock of soaring crime rates in our country these days.

I guess we should be thankful (to our lucky stars, not the damn thief!) that Bee's wallet was later found in a bin and the dumbass, who obviously didn't know the value of an LV wallet, only took his I.C. and the cash.

The security personnel concluded that it was most likely the work of foreign workers', and apparently it's NOT a rare incident. Since there was nothing much they could do about it, we just had to suck it up and take it like a loser.

Everything in this country pretty much hits a dead end, doesn't it? And instead of offering an effective solution for the problem, most people will just shrug at you and say "well, bad luck!". Ugh!

And because of some useless greedy imbecile who steals for a living, Bee had to make a police report (for "formality" purpose *rolls eyes*), apply for a new I.C., and learn to live credit card-less for a few days.

Rather fortunate, considering. Now let's hope that the lost I.C. doesn't come back and bite us in the ass a few months/years down the road, bloody hell!

That's background of the story. I got a little carried away.

Anyhoo, since Bee had to pick up his new I.C. and credit cards today, I thought it'd be a good day to run our errands. I hate shopping malls on weekends.

We started by collecting the report for Bee's blood test results from Gribbles since he has his appointment with the doctor tomorrow, followed by lunch at a Korean restaurant in the area. After lunch, I went searching for my latest obsession - Chinese meat jerky and salted egg yolk pastry with lotus paste. I'll start my healthy diet next week, um, maybe. :P

We dropped off the clothes at our usual laundry store, picked up his new credit cards from the bank, and drove to Putrajaya to collect his I.C. from JPN. I entertained myself during the journey by counting how many toll booths we have to pass through just to get from point A to point B. :|

The last stop was at Mid Valley for our afternoon tea and grocery shopping. We got a lil distracted by the Metrojaya Branded Sale after I got my fix for teh tarik ice and traditional kaya toast. Good venue, very helpful staff, well controlled traffic, limited selection, huge crowd at evening. I grabbed myself a cute Nine West pouch, a singlet for Bee, glass container for the kitchen and this pretty velvet-patterned glass candle holder (at 70% off!).

Time flew by as I lost myself trying on winter jackets in Zara. Before we even realised it, the shops were closing and we (read: I) had complete forgotten about our grocery shopping!

We rushed in last minute to get some takeaway sashimi and sushi for dinner so I don't starve my husband since my fridge is pretty much empty. We're even out of milk! Tsk.

I started feeling really unwell and nauseous when I got home, which is what happens whenever I go out to a crowded place with lots of people because my immune system is screwed.

So here I am, blabbing away on my keyboard while slowly dozing off, contemplating whether or not I should stop by the sale again tomorrow at our second attempt for grocery shopping.

And Robinsons is having the Christmas party/sale for members on Friday. Bah!

12 left a petal:

fuzkittie said...

Busy Bee! :] It really sucks to lose a wallet! So much trouble....

Che-Cheh said...

Sales everywhere!!!... hard to resist eh? :p

iamthewitch said...

How did you manage to find the wallet in the bin?? Did you go around checking out each bin???

Josephine said...

Whenever I go back Malaysia. I don even dare to carry handbag, yam kung. Too many snatch cases. Very scary!

sdovelly said...

i'm one of the snatch thief (ragut) victims 2yrs ago! :(( my that was a painful + bitter experience!

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Wow, that sucks donkey balls....

sab said...

what's an I.C.?

what i hate the most about losing a wallet are re-applying for my IDs, credit cards and all the others. not so much about losing the money. sigh.

prettybeautiful said...

poor bee, got pick-pocketed. i know how it feels like :( and in fact, im still living credit-cardless now ever since i lost it like 3 months ago, and im getting used to it. haha. and thank god the thief didn't know that LV is branded?

Doreen said...

Wonder why they want IC? Is fake IC a common crime there? Better be careful next time ya.

renaye said...

aiyo. troublesome. poor bee. i'm so fortunate that i have never been pinched in lrt and klcc since i always go there everyday.

MisSmall said...

Fuzkittie: Exactly! And it's such panicking experience! :(

Che-Cheh: *Nods nods* So hard that I can't sit still. :|

Iamthewitch: Nah, that's a bit far fetched. A cleaning lady found it in a bin and handed to her supervisor.

Josephine: I know! It's getting so bad that it's unsafe to go anywhere these days. Sad, huh? :/

Sdovelly: Oh I'm sorry to hear that, hun. Yeah, I'd imagine it to be a really traumatising experience. *Hugs*

MisSmall said...

The Constantly Dramatic One: Major sweaty donkey balls! :|

Sab: Agreed. That's why we were rather glad that we got back all the other documents even though the cards had already been canceled. Oh, I.C. stands for Identity Card (I think? Haha.), it's the official form of ID issued by government to citizens of Malaysia.

Prettybeautiful: Haha. Yeah, which is weird since I assumed anyone who works in KLCC should. Oh well, all the better that he/she is dumb yeah? :P

Doreen: Yeah, apparently MyKads and Malaysian passports are really hot commodities on the black market. Esp since there's an influx of foreign workers and illegal immigrants in Msia these days, I guess. *Shrugs*

Renaye: Oh you're so lucky. But still, better be careful yeah gal? :)