Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Its “My Life in Fast-Forward-Button- and-on-roller-coaster-mode”
I always have a thought dat if it wasn’t because you have a very supportive and loving family, your life is pretty much meaningless and messed up…
It’s hard to break from dat…
From someone who constantly feel like “I have nothing”, I finally have something…
2008 give me a husband, a soon-to-be-born baby and a dream house
Monday, December 1, 2008
Mummy Adam Mikhail told me di Subang Parade ada baby sale, akibatnya saya terpaksa cancel hajat ke OU dan Ikea, then detour ke Subang Parade. Gosh… I remember Subang Parade was the 1st shopping complex I went with Kar and Noi after our orientation in PPP eleven years ago, siap naik komuter lagi tu... still remember how Noi ajar how to buy and cucuk the ticket hahahaha…
At last, after extensive research and cuci mata on the net, I finally bought Tommee Tippee Bpa-Free Closer to Nature and Lindam feeding bottle (just coz of its weird shape) and Smart Nappy from Mothercare. Almost buy Madela Swing akan tetapi I saw LilWhiz got gud discount on tis product, so dat can wait…
Pls don't tell my mum...
Verdict: I love love love it.... Saya amat berpuashati dengan belian-belian berkenaan. Boleh la diconsider untuk kegunaan baby saya nanti. Next, wanna experiment dat MAM's bottle, as being recommended Farrah n Kar.
Adakah ianya sudah dikira sebagai shopping for the baby? I like to think not, just a preview, experimental buy. I’m reserving my shopping til nearing xmas, kiasu MTB can demands extra feebies!!!
I’ve noticed that lately my Chabs is so stressed out with extra workload, not to mentioned long and ridiculous working hours. I feel so kesian. Maybe I should find ways to help him relieve his pressure… Something therapeutic… something other than golf. After cracking my head off then I remember, he likes to draw…
It’s gotta be painting. And he loves his buncit-wife’s idea..
Gosh, I’m telling you… finding kedai selling those painting stuff isn’t easy. We went to Subang Parade to KLCC to Pertama and CM. Lastly, almost giving up I just asked this abang pelukis jalanan where to get those oil paint etc and he just smiled at me and said “belakang nie je dik”. My husband, from bermuka tidak bersemangat terus beaming with excitement. Like membawa budak2 masuk ToyRUs…. Hahaha, glad u r happy Chabs!
Didn’t know oil painting can be tricky, but I’m sure he’ll be fine. Hopefully he won’t make too much mess at home unless dia ingin melihat his wifey bertukar menjadi dragonball, nowadays bending down to pick up stuff pun sungguh menyiksakan... d tummy feels like a compressed balloon.
"Just remember to paint me a picture of a ladybug and safari animal… I wanna put on the nursery."
While he’s busy painting, I made these lil' babies:
Mini Blueberry Cheesecake.
The rasa is not bad for my 1st attempt. Actually I don’t really know how to define good cheesecake, I don’t even like to eat them... despite my family craziness over memborong cheesecake di The Loft. So I just brought them to the office dan wakafkan di pantry. Kalau ada yang puji sedap, then saya mengaku la I did d cake… kalau ada orang komplen, lick my wound and diam2 ja la.
So far, no case of cirit-birit reported here...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
During dinner I was telling my mom how the baby loves to kick me during meal time. And my mom said “bawa la ia bercerita” (translation: talk to the baby la).
“Err… I sing to him all the time, does it count?”
And my dad, knowing my predictable reply said “read him stories, mengaji banyak2”
Ok la, pardon my ignorance... bikin shy only. We don’t really need the internet to know dat we should start interacting with the unborn baby now, even my ol’ skool mum knows about it. So, berdasarkan keinsafan yang masih fresh, last week I ignored the urge of shopping for other baby stuff and splurge on these instead:
I love tis book! Reminded me of my own book zaman dolu2
Tis book is funny coz it was written and published by an arab dude but the cartoon semua muka melayu
We hope for the best for our children.
No harm hoping, no harm trying...
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Beside that, I got nothing interesting to share wit u, bunnies. I mean who would want to read about me having wardrobe malfunction every morning or how I farted a lot nowadays or my fascination with the variety of cloth diapers and breast pump or the type of bengkung dat I should choose while dalam pantang nanti.
To date, I’m reaching to 56kg already… 9 more kilos to go before I exceed the normal weight gain recommended (15kg). Nevertheless I feel like a bloated whale already. Just as I was about to enroll to one of those prenatal yoga class… then Majlis Fatwa decided to consider whether to banned Yoga or not. Ok laa.. I’m too malas to read the whole thing and with my limited agama knowledge, I better don’t pandai2 argue and just scrap the idea laa. Pilates it is.
Me to hubby: “Huh... tambah sikit lagi duit boleh beli kapchai sudah nie. Bukan ada enjin pun!”
Well, at least we can strike off stroller from the newborn checklist and concentrate on other stuff. Now researching on cot and ‘milking’ device. I’ve taken off my piercing already coz I don’t want it to pop out suddenly and also coz my MIL like to touch my tummy (before kedapatan better do pre-emptive measure). And I vow not to wear those typical maternity dress coz it make me look like this:
Dulu saya macam guppy, skrg saya adalah Nemo's classmate Pearl
Maybe I'll have something more interesting to share nanti. But for now, just bear with my mom-to-be story k?
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Still feeling crappy after saying goodbye to my family last nite (I forgot to wear a waterproof mascara and ended up looking like panda yang cacat, much to the amusement of a Menteri who couldn’t stop starring at me with kesian smile). Found nothing on astro dat is worth watching, so I feel like cooking something just to ease my mind. Went to the market and bought groceries and a pair of live crab! Tis is to balas dendam since I didn’t get to eat fresh crab during my stay in KK coz all the pilaks pun sibuk mau beraya juga.
Then hubs called and said his golf gonna be draggy sebab ujan and won’t be able to make it for lunch. So I decided to cook 1 crab only for myself and cook another 1 for him later.
A steam crab with ginger n sesame oil, in superior soy sauce. Mmmmmmmm…. so yummy
When he returned I asked him if he wants to eat a fat, fresh crab and excitedly drag him to the kitchen to show my new live ‘pet’.
And its GONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE………….
Demmit demmit demmit…
Ok la my fault also. Should have closed the container. I would have run for my life also kalau tau akan masuk dalam cooking pot any time soon.
We both just laugh and I asked “how la, kena cari ka?”
He was to tired to play hide and seek with the crab and said “nanti dia kluar la bila dia lapar”
Which takes about 2 days, finally found right smack under our sofa… dead
There goes my RM9.00!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Apakah maknanya beraya jika tidak bershopping raya kan? Last year I was so caught up preparing for my engagement dat my Raya preparations were almost… none. Even my baju raya was the courtesy of my dearest mom who knew dat I couldn’t be bothered about it.
So tis year, put my mabuk-pening-lalat aside… I brave the shopping complexes and Jalan TAR for the sake of buying raya stuff for my family. This time I can bershopping raya like mad coz due to my current sedated lifestyle, for almost 3 months I barely touch my money in the bank. A hidden blessing. Hence, saya tidak perlu la menunggu gaji dan bonus ini bulan untuk bershopping ala ‘supermarket sweep’.
Instant gratification, said Kimora.
My bonus yang dibahagi dua itu akan dichannelkan kepada sesuatu yang saya idamkan dan hanya menunggu for me to click the ‘BUY’ button (farrah, I’m sure u will agree kan?).
Btw bunnies, I’m sure all of u heard about the susu from China (haha.. no suprises) yang somehow contaminated with melamine. Sangat la tidak faham how a substance which is usually used to make plates/ household product can bercampur with susu. Are they purposely mixing both to make the susu thick, God knows. Those people better use their cocktailing skills somewhere else. But don’t worry so much coz Malaysia imported most of the susu from NZ or Australia, kalau mau lagi selamat buy them from those Bhai yang jual susu dalam botol yang classic itu or start breastfeeding you babies! But do be careful when buying other dairy products/ confectionery such as chocolate, ice-cream etc (including my gula-gula susu cap rabbit). You can also check Ministry of Health website for further info.
hehehe... no more chick lit for me. Tis book rocks!
Also, let me share some information on toy safety. To mommies out there, please be careful with the toys you buy for your love ones. Once in a while do check out http://www.recalledtoyalert.com/ or www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/toy.html for info about toys being recall for safety/ health reason. I know this pun because it’s related to my work. In Malaysia, if there’s any recall from oversea, the manufacturer/ big retailer such as Mattel and Toy’R’Us will follow suit. But our main concern is those yang dijual di pasar malam, kedai runcit, etc. For a non-technical way of analyzing before any purchase, lead is usually found on those shiny2 paint, like on toy car, senapang etc etc.
I have tis thing to let out. I think I’m changing into a different person. Like from ulat beluncas to pupa kindda thing…
U see, almost everyone knows dat I have a generous tear buds…
I cried wen I feel tired, during movies, during weddings, listening to sad songs, every time I say goodbye to my family at the airport, wen frens in trouble, reading/ watching the news… And I never feel ashamed to ‘share’ my feelings publicly. My tears, sukati laa…
Boleh dicalonkan sebagai Ratu Air Mata, next to Wewen :P
But for the past three month, I have stopped expressing my sad emotion to another human being.
I don’t cry to anyone anymore, except God. Not even to my husband ok. Eventho I’m pretty sure that he knows dat at difficult moments, I do cry tapuk2 (sembunyi2). But we never talk about it. He let me deal with it my own way and I let him do it his way… probably explains his longer doa during praying time and pesanan to the baby to behave every morning before leaving to work.
I was trying to understand the cry-suck it in-smile syndrome and come up with these conclusions:
- I feel such a failure to let anyone knows dat I cannot handle my own pregnancy. Nothing is easy in life, why should tis be different?
- Crying in front of my husband/ family/ frens will worry them more. Which will worries me also. Which gives me wrinkle. Which I don’t need
- Stronger mama = stronger baby
Maybe it’s not really recommended but I concur dat as long as I’m feeling ok and not disturbed in any way… we are going to be OK!
And God do listen.
Anyway, Dia Maha Mengetahui lagi Maha Mengasihani kan?
Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin to you all bunnies!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT? I prefer veggie, or fish
Taken during my pre-wedding breakdown
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their dressing, so sue me
15. RED OR PINK? Dark Red
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? I worry too much
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My family, hands down!
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Up to them laa
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Black from head to toe… creating the illusion of a taller me
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Oats N Honey granola bar
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Digital Al Quran, calms me down
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Gray
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Minyak Kayu Putih (eucalyptus oil), bau new banknotes aka money, si buebue, last but not least my chabie
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My sis
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? To death
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Fencing… it has been years, my pedang oxidized already, boleh diconvert into pencucuk 4 barbeque
27. HAIR COLOR? Dark brown
28. EYE COLOR? Dark brown
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes… 425/475
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Stir fried veggie, any kind except petai, which I don’t eat. Then again is dat fruit or keluarga sayur? I never seen petai before, till I come here. Same la if u ask any west m’sian if they know wat is buah tarap
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Scary movies with happy endings.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Errr… on HBO counts ka?
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Refer No. 19
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer!
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Fresh fruits
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Don’t get tis
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Huh?
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I rather not tell…
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Mouse (duhhhh)
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? Fabulous Kimora
42. FAVORITE SOUND? Raindrops on attap zink, brings back memories of my kampong and happy childhood…
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles… luv d hair
44. WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Can u pls not mention home di bulan puasa ni? Sob Sob..
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I can suck my upper lip with my nose and suffocates myself… wehooo
Ada sesiapa yang berminat? Saya ingin menurunkan ilmu talent ini
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Where Dr. Anna is working now.
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Sesiapa yang keboringan… But SVL adalah diwajibkan untuk menjawab. Nyehhhh... merasa la ko gux!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Just to update, let me tell u all dat in terms of my look have not change much (I did not grow beard or anything like dat, in case if u wondering about my disappearing act). I'm losing 3.5kg so far... which is according to Dr. AnnaBanana is normal and u can hardly notice the bump (but my normal outfit is already sempit nonetheless):
My body is a Wonderland
And if u tilt ur head a bit, u’ll notice dat i also resembles a guppy fish
Ok… di bulan puasa yang mulia ini, in case if u become sleepy let’s play tis game. I guarantee dat tis game will not requires the usage of IQ at all.
Take a piece of clean white paper
Then, take ur PC’s keyboard (or the entire notebook/ lappytop)
Turn the keyboard upside down di atas the white paper
And shake it a little or gentle tap
List down your observation
□ Cookies crumb
□ Bulu mata (or issit bulu hidung)
□ Upper limb of a small and very much dead insect
□ Kulit kuaci
□ Stepler’s bullet (Bahasa Melayunya dawai kokot)
□ Eraser punya residues
□ Err… bit n pieces of keropok I guess (i hope)
Sekian, terima kasih.
Friday, August 29, 2008
I can't wait for Ramadhan tis time around... there's just something about it.
It also means dat I'm gonna be homesick 10billion kali ganda... bummer!
Last Wed me and few staffs initiated Majlis Tahlil and baca Yassin at office to celebrate the coming of Ramadhan, and everyone really love and appreciate it... feels good.
Yes... I'm dat excited, in fact sometimes I forgot abt my mabuk2 and pening2 lalat unless d baby demands my attention and berkomplot wit my stomach... then hello to mr. toilet bowl again!
I'm anxiously waiting for the important 120th day which is sometime around Raya.
"Can u be a gud baby and allow mama to puasa penuh tis year?"
Selamat menyambut Ramadhan Al Mubarak to you all, bunnies!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
No... not the usual Milo. It's the Milo yang diperbuat oleh Milo Van, u know... those yang slalu datang time hari sukan, merentas desa, jogathon etc etc etc...
Remember how it taste like? Sangat outta-tis-world sedappppppppppp.....
And no matter how u tried and tried and tried to copy the taste, it's just not the same. Perfect 10... the sweetness+bitterness+creamyness.... sedapppppppp. And I guess the Milo Man already sworn secrecy with Nestle and won't share the secret of the mix, which makes u so tempted to hijack the green van. Ada sekolah membuat Milo ka dat I don't know?
Once I drank 7 cups straight up and besok trus demam kura-kura (icy Milo+ marching on hot weather= not a gud combination).
The secret recipe is probably the 8th wonders of the world! Even Starbuck or CBTL or Dome pun kalah mati...
Wats ur craving today bunnies?
Friday, August 15, 2008
I told my husband few weeks ago dat I missed my family.
Tho they will always come to KL, but I missed them anyway. So last week he surprised me wit 2 return tickets. The best surprise ever. Tho it’s only for 3 days (sorry frens, nda sempat hang out!), but I’ll take it… I’LL TAKE IT!
Hopped on AirAsia we go. A day before dat I’ve send Hayyat a long wishlist of wat I’ve been craving for dengan alasan “it’s d baby”…
All my wishes granted and fulfilled.
We took the chance and went to my 1st pre-natal check up at SMC (we both agree to have the baby in KK, insya allah) and met Dr. K. He was my sis’s crazy and wonderfully witty O&G. I’m so relieved dat Hayyat and Princess Precious also tagged along since both of us were actually nervous and clueless.
During ultrasound, Dr.K was very amused with my belly button and turned to eddy “Do u have one also… somewhere private?” and laughed. Years of practising, I was his 1st patient with belly button! (And I gotta keep them unless I have to go to C-Section... hehe). The baby had it’s 1st picture taken for the rest of the family to see (note: vainess harus dipupuk dari dalam perut lagi).
Dat morning we actually went to Jabatan Agama Islam to get our sijil nikah and … it’s not ready yet, despite us being married for four months already. How predictable!
Monday nite, we went for a nice family dinner. I noticed Princess Precious can actually eat properly on her own eventho she’s just turned 2 years old. Suddenly I feel sad, where have I been all these while?
My sis told me she needs to go to the hospital to run some test coz she can’t see properly wit her right eye and probably have to stay in. She said it was nothing serious and the thing about morning sickness is u lost the ability to actually ‘feel’ wats goin on around u.
Dad sent her off the next morning, the day I’m supposed to go back. Later at home, dad said she’s ok, nothing to worry… we’ll drop by before u go off. And we continued to pack our things, despite having a queasy feeling inside.
When we arrived at the ward, I wasn’t prepared wat I was about to see. The thing is, it has been quite a while since I went to general hospital. Mind you, this is the 3rd class ward, kindda macam overcrowded asrama where beds were placed anywhere possible, even occupying the walking alley… making it almost impossible to move around. Now I can understand Anna’s frustration wit the System.
Brace myself. We continued to look for my sis’ bed and wen we arrived my heart collapsed.
She was curling like a baby and the doctor is extracting liquid from her spine.
I turned away and waterworks began flowing.
Then I said to eddy “I can’t go back, I need to be here”
When the doctor is done, I asked her was it painful and she chuckled and said “No laa… but he terpoke my nerves, dat part was painful… mcm kena karan. Mau pi airport sudah kan?”
And I couldn’t contained my emotion anymore. I hugged her and cried. Demmm... cannot even say a word. In between my tears I managed to ask “sapa mau jaga u here?” And my mom quickly reply “mama ada”. After my sis assured me dat she’s goin to be fine and will be out soon, we left for the airport. Still, I was really torned. I wanted to stay so bad, but knowing my condition making it harder to travel back alone.
My family is everything for me. They will always be there for me... at any points in my life. Thru thick and thin. Same goes wit my aunties, uncles and cousins too… we always have each other. Wen I got dengue fever in 2003, they got so worried and shipped me back to KK and take turns jaga me and kawan me sleep in the hospital since my parents were away performing Haj.
This is the horrible part being away from family. I missed their birthdays, I missed watching my nieces grow up, I missed cousins/ frens wedding, I missed giving last respect to my grandfather and uncles… I missed a lot of things.
And I don’t know for what exactly.
11 years away...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I should be resting…
After losing energy from the constant barfing, I should be sitting comfortably at home dengan aman damai dan bermanja-manja wit my fetus.
But I’ve been sleeping-deprived for the past 2 nites…
For two nites in a row, a couple blocks from my house there’s tis stupid concert ala-ala funfair yang ditaja oleh Carlb*rg. I don’t know if it’s actually a concert or pertandingan karaoke. But each singing session akan disusuli dengan selingan lagu Feng Tau yang sangat ecstasy/syabu-inducing. And the music also progress wit time… started wit some kind of opera cina song, then those familiar 70’s or 80’s Chinese songs (try picturing Alan Tham wit his metallic jumper and Anita Mui wit big shoulder pad) then lagu-lagu modern. And I assumed there were dance show as well coz tiba-tiba akan ada lagu Shakira ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ diikuti dengan sorakan gumbira para penonton.
Yes, it is DAT loud… and yes, I can already hafal the sequence of the song coz they played the same bloody playlist every nite!!!
You may ask why in the world I didn’t complaint to the authority already?
Why bother, the stage show is next to the freakin’ Balai Polis!
“Helo balai polis, saya mau komplen pasal ada konsert haram dekat rumah saya”
“Halooooooooooooooooooo…. Apaaaaaaaaa? Boleh cakap kuat sikit aaa? Tak boleh dengar laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”
Tidakkah anda akan menjadi lebih sakit hati?
I’m telling you, I’m goin bonkers. Don’t know how many “shi shi nie men (thank you all!)” I can put up with…
Just as I about to shut my eyes… tiba-tiba ada lagi suara a chinese lady singing “aku tak biasaa… bila tiada kau di sisiku… aku tak biasa… aku tak biasaaaaaaaaaa”
AKU PUN TAK BIASAAAAAAAA……….
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Neither Hayyat my sis.
Never heard about it from any of my hot-mamas frens also.
So I don’t have anyone to seek advice for remedy for VERY BAD CASE OF MORNING SICKNESS.
Try puking 24/7. Until there’s nothing coming out anymore, but your whole internal organ still went into spasm and your trachea continue to gag… and u couldn't resist it but to start having affair wit Mr.Toilet Bowl.
So yesterday I decided to cheat and use the anti-morning sickness pill (maxolon) prescribed by the O&G. Apart of making me high, it’d worked perfectly and I can finally enjoy a proper meal.
Today, I decided to a brave mom-to-be and go without it…
Ahhaa… revenge time! I’ve been vomiting every hour since 7am. I kid u not. To the extend dat my PA had to go to Alamanda and buy me lil’ plastic so I don’t have to walk back and fort to the ladies…
Now I can just puke under the table… rest… and continue wit my work (hardly). Eventho mother nature may not want to kawan me anymore coz it's a non-biodegrable type, but plastic bag is my only solution rite now.
I’ve become a very efficient barfing machine.
I'll spare u from the gruesome details...
I tried to be strong but occasionally I do breakdown and cry... not really recommended coz u are already dehydrated as it is wit all those puking fiasco. I think it’s a psychology thang… u know, being anak manja, away from home… No one to fuss around.
I know tis kakak who constantly needs hospitalization and continue having Hyperemesis Gravidarium (the worst type of morning sickness) for the whole 9 months.
"and everyone keep telling me tis is only for 1st trimester?! Sheesh…"
Oh, the dad is excited, even got the names ready… like seriously. But I pity him, i know dat he's trying his best to help out and cheer me up... he even pujuk me and offer to buy the 'it' bag (dat is how excited he is). And I can't believe dat I'm saying tis but the idea of goin to shopping mall is soooooooo revolting. At tis point of time la... so hold dat offer, bie! Nda buleh tarik balik tu, nanti buruk siku...
As crazy as it may sound, I’m still hoping for a twin or triplet so dat I will not have to go thru tis again… ever.
Tho I feel like crying and running back to mama rite now, must try to embrace my pregnancy with pride and joy.
Yeah, tis is a very very unexpected suprise... a pleasant one. For God sake, I have not even posted my wedding pictures yet! And I still have my inai on.
Paris in October? tsk tsk tsk...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player,MP3 player, your playlist, ETC on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
5. Put this on your journal.
6. You may continue on tagging others if you wish, and if you don't..you will not commit any sin or crime..so, be happy..This is just a game..
If someone says: “Is this okay?”
You say: Your Body is A Wonderland – John Meyer (Awal2 lagi sudah ada unsur kinky-ness)
How would you describe yourself?
Setitis Cahaya Di Aidilfitri – Aishah (Hehehe… kantoi baa simpan lagu raya)
What do you like in a girl/guy?
End 0f The Road – Boyz 2 Men (Yeah... end of the road for me… I’m married)
How do you feel today?
Doesn’t Really Matter – Janet Jackson ( Well said!)
What's your life's purpose?
Always on Time - Ja Rule Fet. Ashanti (Yeah, time management, people! No more "I'm on the way" padahal baru turun dari katil... C'mon, we are all guilty, admit it!)
What do your friends think about you?
Dia - Sheila Majid (I'm just another 'dia', plain ol' me)
What do you think about your parents?
Imagine – John Lennon (Can’t imagine life without them… pointless)
What do you think about very often?
Lovefool – The Cardigans (world is just full of ‘em, can’t help it)
What do you think about your best friend?'
More Than Words - The Extreme (Yup… more than words can say, and they talk a lot also… so CHAOTIC! Love u all)
What song would you want them to play at your funeral?
Saving All My Love For You – Whitney (Awww… u guys, really?)
What's your biggest fear?
The Funk Phenomena - Armand Van Helden (I don't even know wat is the funk phenomena, but tis song is so femes zaman-zaman jahiliah dolu-dolu, kan Ayoi?)
What would you post this entry as?
Theme Song Doraemon – I don’t know by who (Hey, tis is one of my happy song, I also have lagu Gaban “wakakau wakakau”)
Saya amat berpuas hati dengan jawapan saya... probably my playlist pun kindda bored also.
Hence, I tag... Everyone!
ps: Kar, aku mau itu lagu Sabah Tanah Airku...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
“The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.Each player answers the questions about themselves.At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.”
Question 1: What were you doing 5 years ago?
July 2003 kan? Probably solo camping somewhere in the heart of Lumut jungle for OBS
Eh, belum start DPA lagi ka yoi? Hehehehe... then I was still a pegawai khas prolly busy running here and there keeping up wit Tan Sri KSU's (previously Dato' je) work schedule, buying him lunch and coordinating his wardrobe selection "euwww dato'... sure u gonna wear DAT necktie? So tak ngam laa" (sapa yang berani cakap with KSU sekarang mcm tu angkat tangan, silap2 kena transfer order 24 hrs) . Nothing intellectual, more like 'penyeri' tingkat 33 Dayabumi.
Question 2: What were the 5 things on your to do list today?
2. Look in the mirror more than usual (and hail my own beauty-ness)
3. Blog wh*ring
4. Speech for Minister’s program next Tue before dia menjadi naga
5. Call up my tailor for baju raya
Question 3: What are 5 snacks that you enjoy?
2. Gula-gula susu cap rabbit
3. Murtabak jawa (only sabahan can relate to tis...)
4. Honey ciken wings (tis too)
5. My husband nyeyeyeyeye…..
Question 4: What are 5 things that you would do if you were a billionaire?
1. Give to my parent and my sis
2. Buy a house for my parent in Mekah so they can go there anytime sesuka hati.
3. In dat case we need a private jet also
4. Buy a fashion house
5. Open tadika (complete with circus and zoo innit)
Question 5: What are 5 jobs you've had?
1. Trophy girl
2. Office geisha
3. Tukang masak
4. Door mat
5. Same with anna, never work my entire life before tis… dad can still afford me.
I tag everybody reading tis...
Monday, July 14, 2008
Ok, I already know dat traffic is gonna b b*tchy today but 5 road blocks?!!!
Goin on duty today at parliament is like entering into a war zone. There were like trucks and trucks of policeman everywhere, armed with machine guns and berwajah kelat. I had to repeat the same script ¨saya pegawai bertugas, tuan¨ again and again at every block point like some drunken parrot, smiling all d way and hoping my charm will work...
Monday, July 7, 2008
I've been working on saturday for almost a month now [vs. being on a supposedly 5-days a week job] and my brain is not resting properly, so bear wit me...
Did I also mentioned that I gotta step in as substitute PR officer for my Ministry and assist press conference, publicity, vet through advertorial, take my bosses to TV stations for HPM etc etc etc?
Me at Wanita Hari Ini's set
Poor hubby is concerned... I've been tired, not eating properly and emotionally unstable. So to cheer me up, last Mon saya telah dibelanja nasi ayam chee meng (food always cheer me) where the kerabu manggo adalah to die for. Of coz, setelah makan nasi ayam haruslah singgah ke Low Yat 'coz guys just automatically bcome a freak wen it comes to gadgets... Dan lepas singgah, haruslah membeli something... we never survive going out of Low Yat without buying anything.
I know Puan Kar and Puan Noi got one... and yours truly can understand why . Tis thing is so small (slightly bigger than half A4 ), ringan and fits perfectly in handbag! Never been enthusiastic abt IT stuff, tis time I just have to have it... Luckily, chabie was very supportive and setelah meround the whole Low Yat but still couldn't find the pink one, I succumb and settled with the white color (itupun after dipujuk "kedai mau tutup sudah nie baa!"). And with the magic of his wallet, I am a proud owner and a new member of 'eee PC Sorority Club'... hehehe
couldn't find other pic, just take dat she's sipping ribena
Tho having only 4 gig and LINUX operated... I heart heart heart my new toy. LV can wait...
Monday, June 30, 2008
The issue: I am not eligible to buy land or a house which bearing the title ‘tanah rizab melayu’ coz apparently I’m not a Malay.
(I mean WTF la kan?!!!)
The reason: In my surat beranak it is stated that I’m a Melayu-Brunei, hence being categorized as bumiputera Sabah and not Melayu per se.
My source: An ex colleague who happen to be an ex assistant district officer handling land matters. So I assumed it’s valid and realiable.
My question: “If tats the case… the only Melayu who can actually buy property di tanah rizab melayu are those orang asli atau Melayu Proto coz other Malays are actually Melayu-Jawa or Melayu-Bugis or Melayu – mamak or Melayu- Patanni etc etc etc?”
then WTF is the difference?
Eventho I have no plans to buy a property under dat title, nevertheless I couldn’t help it but to feel discriminated…
Last week, someone was saying to my face “Apa la you all Sabahan nie demand lebih-lebih, mengada-ngada… If you are so not happy, why don’t you all keluar dari Malaysia je?”
Am I obliged to answer that pointless remark?
I pity dat pakcik’s ignorance… tsk tsk tsk
Friday, June 13, 2008
Lokasi kejadian adalah dirahsiakan. Don't ask wat was I wearing (or not wearing :p) at dat time.... suffice to say now certain wardrobe adalah dilarang penggunaan til d burn mark heals... Chabie said it's ok, dapat pahala tu masak breakfast for husband eventho tiada kata-kata yang boleh menyedapkan hati wen u are holding back tears sambil menyapu Burnol di lokasi kejadian. Dan inilah penyebabnya...
Nasi lemak sambal ikan bilis. And please ignore the idiotic finger...
I'm gonna be very extremely busy after tis melakar sejarah baru bagi Malaysia dat even Parameswara will be so envious...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Seriously people, I have NOTHING to do with it.
I got the news late afternoon, and from my sources it was goin to be higher (float=harga sebenar) than wat Pak Lah had announced later. Thank god for that…
I stumbled upon Dato' at the car park rushing to the press conference for the big announcement and wen I asked if its goin to be 'The Day', he just smiled and I give him a thumbs up and said "well, gud luck Dato"...
The 'thumbs up' is not on congratulatory-mode at all, nor for sarcasm too…
Just an honest good luck.
My heart goes to the low income group and kampong folks. Wat ever economic corridor you introduce ka or explaining world oil crisis blab la bla is irrelevant to them, wats important is whether they have enough money to buy food or enough money to buy petrol to go work or enough money to buy buku teks anak…
Well peeps, tho not much but maybe this might help:
- Car pool to office, balik kampung and shopping trip
- Start cooking at home and eat out less (jimat the minyak on traveling)
- Anticipate the price of food, household items etc etc will increase… so start saving
- Start education fund for your kids or if you have plan to have kids. It is estimated that a child’s education from tadika to University in the future can reach 400k!
- Buy small car (hehehe…) or get a bike
- Change to NGV, the cost to change your tank will be around 2-3k… but it’s a gud investment memandangkan the price of petrol will not (ever?) go down
- Don’t speed, dat will drain ur tank faster and it kills
- Buy property now! We are liberalizing market i.e harga bahan binaan will be volatile
- Buy environmental-friendly product, reduce pollution and recycle
Maybe I should start a blog dedicated to consumerism, wat say u?
I’m so depress… I need a new shoe
Monday, June 2, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Muka mereka-mereka yang excited!
And on a happy note, I give birth to these lil' babies....
Grow my baby, grow!
I'm taking my veggiemania into another level by planting my own... A bit disorganize tho cos now I dunno which one is tomato, sawi, or cili... main baling ja.
Happy weekends everyone!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
We received a forwarded e-mail yesterday about kemusykilan dat Nandos is using 'pure bristle' as the brush in their food preparation. According to the e-mail, pure bristle is made from bulu hog laa, so i checked on www for further clarification... hopefully yang menyedapkan hati coz i'm in denial dat one of my fav food is 'contaminated'. However, I found nothing explaining the difference between bristle, pure bristle or natural bristle...
My sis also questioning my BeneFit Dandelion blusher brush coz it's white and oh-so-soft (btw yang, if you are reading this adalah sangat tidak adil to show off your brand new Tod's bag to me... binci! I'm getting my Chloe Paddington.. don't care, huh!). Cemas ok, but I did my checking and its actually made from goat's hair (fur?). Phewwww...
So if you guys have some info on how to differenciate these thingie... pls pls pls share with me so I can share with the concerned muslim consumer. All I know is pigskin or brush from hog's fur are the softest and comfort-est in the world... hehehe!
Hahahaha... Maybe it appeared like I don't mind, but I do actually. Cannot imagine berguling-guling atas tanah menyamak seluruh badan after setiap pemakaian.
Mental note: Must check my wardrobe for the three dots, just in case...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
And I dedicate tis recipe to Wewen coz these are the food we love to order whenever we have the chance in between shopping maddness... miss our main try2 baju session :(
1. Udang Goreng Kunyit
2. Kerabu Mangga
3. Kangkung Belacan (well... sort of)
Udang Goreng Kunyit (Cooking time: 10 mins)
- Udang (we got the freshest udang, courtesy from hasben hobby) - belah belakang to remove the poop
- Rempah kunyit
- Curry powder
- Corn flour
- Marinate the udang with all the ingredient (put tepung last), wait 10 mins then goreng
Kerabu Mangga (oh-so-senang)
- Mangga muda
- Cili padi
- Bawang merah (big)
- Bunga kantan (refer to the pic if u don't know how it looks like)
- Sotong kering/ udang kering (whichever u prefer)
- Garam and gula
- Cincang mangga ala kung fu fighther
- Goreng the sotong/ udang kering and put aside
- Hiris bawang, cili, bunga kantan
- Campur semua (save a lil bit of the Sotong/ udang), perah limau, put garam and gula. Use the extra sotong/ udang for garnishing.
Kangkung Belacan Chinese-style (Cooking time: 4 mins)
- Kangkung la of course
- Bawang merah and bawang putih
- Cili merah
- Belacan (optional, I go without kerana hasbenku ada Sinus)
- Kicap cair
- Minyak Bijan
- Tumbuk bawang together with cili and belacan (if any), tumis sampai garing then masuk kangkung, kicap garam and few drops of minyak bijan. Siap!
(if u like the kangkung to be glossy like those in restaurant, they put a bit gula in the oil before u tumis the bawangs)
All recipe are from Mummy dearest, she's my best 'recipe book'. Mom taught us how to cook since sekolah rendah and paksa us belajar menjahit... "at least mesti pandai jahit hemline and jahit butang". These are good strategy to increase the hantaran money hahahaha....
Seriously, where would I be without my mama?
Whenever I'm in trouble or feeling down, she would call... all the time! Dats the miracle we called mother's instinct... no matter how big is the South China Sea.
Hearing her voice heals the pain...
If I could only be the half of she is...
Mama, Jiejie love u!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Friday, May 9, 2008
Feeling exhausted and excited.
I’m kindda reluctant to leave my current apartment, its so convenient since its practically berjiran with Giant Bandar Puteri, opposite the highway got huge Tesco (remember my groceries shopping addiction… belum sober lagi), my beautician and spa is 5 mins away, so as my jinjangjane hairdresser, semua jenis bank ada, semua jenis fastfood, I got membership at practically all d clinics in the area... u get my point.
But we have to move… when we merged our things, my lil' apartment can’t seem to accommodate everything (who need 3 golf sets, God knows!).
Hence, it has been decided… we need a bigger place.
Our so-called dream house would cost us RM1.9m. We just sit in the car and stare at the house wit awe… almost drooling.
The second ‘dream house’ cost around 800k… but the finishing is to die for. Example, the washroom basin is like those posh baliness design and d rooms are so spacious! It's definitely off our budget, our combine loan only entitles us a maximum of 720k house… plus we not planning to invest into something dat expensive yet...
So scrap dat option also...
Demmit laa... who knew shopping can be tis hard?
Then… we found the house dat could be the one and it is still on the budget, a brand new unit with all these features:
- Gated community ready (with perimeter fencing and guard house) and 24-hour security
- Security alarm system
- Motion detector light
- Automated gate
- Water filtration system providing clear water for the entire house
- Long bath for master bathroom
- Vanity top for master bathroom
- A small Pergola at patio garden area (Me wuvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv)
Somethg like tis… but smaller (I heart heart heart…)
But unfortunately I read some bad review about the house from the forum on the net. Plus, Eddy said it’s kindda small….
I guess we gonna have to keep looking :(
Today I came to the office with a twisted (terpeleot) ankle akibat berjalan2 sesuka hati di construction site to check another show house. I know my hasben trying his best not to laugh, which made me more sakit hati...
“I tell u bie, if u laugh I sure gonna cry and make a scene...”
Ok laa… back to my lil’ cosy apartment… Tonite I'm cooking new recipe.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Meanwhile, I'm trying to become isteri mithali and cook daily for my hubby in an attempt to increase his weight and mencapai berat badan unggul (actually i'm jeles wit his supermodel body so i'm sabotaging him). The recipe is ayam masak kurma and of course my fav veggie dish bak choy wit mushroom.
Baiklah puan-puan, sudahkan anda bersedia dengan pen dan kertas? Berikut adalah bahan-bahannya...
Ayam Kurma (cooking time: 20 min)
- Ayam bogel (skinless)
- Rempah kurma (make it into paste i'e add lil water to avoid hangus)
- Bunga lawang and kayu manis
- Bawang putih and bawang merah (semua kenal kan? x payah la letak gambar)
- Santan (reduced - a cup will do)
- Cili hijau
- Big yellow onion
- Garam, gula and ajinamoto (optional)
- Potong ayam kecil2... since only 2 of us a whole thigh is enuf
- Tumbuk bawang putih n merah (tips: masakan is more yummy when u tumbuh/ giling d bahan2 vs. blender coz the 'bruising' brings up d flavor)
- Then tumis d bawangs, add the rempah paste and bunga lawang+kayu manis and ginger
- Add some water, garam, gula and ajinomoto (optional)
- Wait till boiling then add d santan (its so convenient to use the kotak one, but its a bit sweet... my case i have to use the real santan coz yg dalam kotak sudah abis lorr. To those yang konon2 health conscious, gunakan la susu rendah lemak.. tp d taste agar emm.. tidak sinfully sedap)
- Boil.. boil.. boil (don't get distracted wit TV like i did)
- Lastly add potatoe, onion and cili hijau
Tadaa..... (gamba adalah blur... sorry!)
Bak Choy wit Straw Mushroom (cooking time: 2 min)
- Organic Bak Choy
- Straw Mushroom
- Oyster sauce
- Lil bit salt
- Cili padi (coz i married a N9 boy!)
Fry garlic, add mushroom, oyster sauce, stir stir stir..... add bak choy, salt to taste and cili... DONE!!!!
Gosh... I can eat tis dish hari2 beb...
Sekian sahaja recipe saya pada hari ini... semoga kita berjumpa lagi di minggu hadapan