Sunday, December 26, 2010

If it's meant to be, it's meant to be

I just got home from 2 weddings.
Actually I went to the same wedding but at 2 different venues.
Why is this possible u may ask.
It's because the groom was my former classmate in secondary school & the bride was 2 years my junior, also from the same school.
Come to think of it, both were dating different people back in school & after school ended.
Call it fate, destiny or 'jodoh', who would have thought now the two of them are on their journey to matrimonial bliss.

Dear Hafiz & Ana,
May Allah bless this marriage & hope ur lives be filled with love, respect & tiny feet running around.
:)

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Christmas my way

First and foremost, I'd like to wish everyone who's celebrating, Merry Christmas!
May this be a season of joy & happiness.
Fyi, I wished Henry Golding on my Twitter & he replied!
*hyperventilates*
Might be a small matter for some people but it sure is a big deal to me.
*continues hyperventilating*

Yesterday, I spent Christmas Eve singing my heart out at a karaoke joint with Bobet, Zilah, Bobo & later joined by their friend, Hamzah.
The two of them surprised Bobet & myself with a huge cake to celebrate our belated birthdays & me for getting a new job.
Thanks u two, I still have leftovers (lots!) in the fridge.
Just a slice would do but anyway, I really appreciate the gesture.
We were there for almost 4 hours which I spent an hour sleeping because I was so sleepy while the rest of them belting out tunes from their favourite singers.
Yes, I have been born with the ability to fall sleep anywhere in any way I want when I'm really, really sleepy.
I had fun but it would be better if the songs were up to date.
Most of the songs we wanted weren't on the selection so we just had to settle for what we have.
Definitely not worth the rm28 we paid.
Next time, we're switching venues.
For sure.

Today, I went Christmas visiting with Juz & Ap to our former schoolmates' houses.
Later in the evening we watched my favourite man of comedy, Jack Black in Gulliver's Travels.
A classic tale with a modern & hilarious twist.
A must see!
And the forgetful me managed to misplace something I bought at the shopping mall somewhere in the shopping mall.
Searched at both potential places where I could have left the stuff but no sight of it.
I guess it wasn't meant to be.
-_-"

Now I'm lying in bed, thinking about what to wear to a friend's wedding tomorrow.
Most of my 'kenduri' clothes which are mostly 'kurung moden' are getting tighter due to my growing love for food.
So much for weighing 50kg by the end of the year.
I. AM. DOOMED.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Back to reality

I'm no longer at Damai Puri Resorts & Spa but instead at the comfort of my own home since yesterday.
To be frank, I needed a little adjusting to sleeping on my own bed last night after spending 3 nights on a hotel bed.
:P
Thanks again Kak Zue for having Fieza & myself there.
You're welcome to visit anytime.
:)

On a different note, I have more good news to share.
I'll be posted here in Kuching for my new job!
Yay!
Now I can stop worrying about leaving my parents & having to adjust to an unfamiliar place. And it's just 10 minutes from my house!
Double yay!
Can't wait to start work on the 3rd!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Destination: The Beach

Lying on a bed, covered in a comfy duvet.
Chillaxing under a cabana sipping margharitas (as if).
Waking up with the sound of the waves, the sea view right from the balcony.
This is the kind of life I can get used to immediately.
*breathing in deeply*
Even just for a couple of days.

I'm at Damai Puri Resort & Spa (formerly known as Damai Lagoon) with Fieza & a blogger friend, Kak Zue.
She's here for a short trip & the two of us became her unofficial tour guide.
It's been 3 years since I last checked in a hotel.
Those days, my buddies & I, almost 10 of us would check in for a weekend.
No special occasion, just a little bonding time with each other.
We got ourselves 2 rooms, one for the boys & another for us girls but usually the boys will come by our room mainly becos most of the food & drinks were with us & becos we're so much fun to be with.
*coughs*
Now, most of them are married & a few are based in the Peninsular so we didn't get to do most of the things we used to when we were younger.
*sighs*

But as I get older, instead of friends, I always imagine checking in with my husband.
I've always dreamt of an island getaway or any beach destinations for my honeymoon like Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, Krabi, St Tropez & the list goes on.
Nude beaches would be considered if husband can control himself.
*throws a suspicious look at any guy passing by*
A little far fetched considering I'm still single at the moment but it won't hurt to dream right?
So at the meantime, let me just sit back, relax & enjoy the present.
The future can wait.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Night of musical enlightenment

Being cooped up in the house for almost 48 hours straight is totally not good for me.
I can feel I'm slowly (pun intended) morphing into a sloth, basically doing nothing all day.
(I resigned on Thursday so I'm a stay-at-home-bitch at the moment)
Any chance of going out (with a purpose rather than eating) is what I'm waiting for so when Bobet asked whether I'd like to join her & her colleagues watch an orchestra performed by Simfoni Orkestra Negeri Sarawak (SONS), I immediately said YES.
No pause, no hesitation.
It's like being in a relationship for the longest time & your boyfriend finally went down on one knee & proposed.
Ok, that was a bad analogy but u get what I mean.
I'm finally out of the house!
That was a little drama queen moment there but I'm so glad I tagged along.
The performance was absolutely freakingly AWESOME!
One piece with a violin solo almost brought me to tears.
That's how absorbed I was with the music.
And an hour and a half definitely wasn't enough for me, for all of us present.
Really looking forward for more musical and artistic experience similar to this.
Better still, maybe a musical on Broadway be it Cats, Hairspray, Chicago, Les Miserables or Cirque Du Soleil in Vegas.
*lists down as things to do before I die*

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For someone more precious than any diamond or pearl

"Your love is like a river, peaceful and deep.
Your soul is like a secret that I never could keep.
When I look into your eyes, I know that it's true.
God must have spent a little more time on you."
-N'SYNC-

With that said, I'd like to wish the leading lady in my life,
My beloved mother,
Puan Saudah binti Dolah,
Happy 55th birthday!
Thank you for bringing me into this world & for loving me unconditionally.
I love you, Mak!
*wipes tears*

ps: it's also Brad Pitt's birthday today! :)

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Thank you Allah

This might be old news *shushing those who already knew* but it's still good news & good news shall be shared I must say.
So I'd like to announce that. . .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
I got myself a new job!
After numerous exams & a few interviews later, I finally managed to secure myself a permanent spot that fit my qualifications in the government sector.
Alhamdulillah.
I'm really looking forward, at the same time anxious for the prospect of a new job, new surroundings & new faces.
Hopefully everything will turn out alright.
And please pray for me to be posted somewhere near or better still, here in Kuching.
I'm gonna need all the prayers I can get.
:)

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Friday, December 3, 2010

I am now a Sushi King member!
Yay!
For just rm20, I received a member starter pack that consisted of a 2011 calendar, a soup/rice bowl, a rm20 voucher & a membership card.
Now I can enjoy my favourites: salmon mayo, tuna mayo, chuka kurage, golden balls, unagi temaki with 10% discount!
Not just that, remember the rm2 bonanza that happened a few months ago?
I wrote about it on my FB wall about people queuing as long as a hundred feet outside of Sushi King for it's rm2 bonanza.
Just imagine, everything on the conveyor belt is only for rm2 each & u can bring 4 of ur sushi loving friends / family members along!
For 3 days, there's no such thing as pink, red & purple plates.
Everything is beige!
Too bad I wasn't a member then, now that I am, really looking forward for it next year.
With that said, who's up for japanese food?
;)

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How can u not love them?

Kids can sure surprise u when u least expect it.
Once, my 7 months plus nephew suddenly muttered 'Takdeee' when he was angry at me for teasing him with the word.
And just like the other day, while I was browsing on the internet, little Andika was on his walker and maybe feeling a bit ignored, he decided to do something to get my attention.
Got my attention, he did!
He made the funniest, cutest face ever!
And he did it to me first!
*beaming with pride*

Everytime we want him to make that face, we unanimously say 'muka jaik' (ugly face) but Mum insisted we called it differently (kata-kata umpama doa) so we changed it to 'show gigi lokkk' (show ur teeth) and he will show the few teeth he has.

Now it's the wallpaper on my BB coz I know whenever I feel down, just looking at his face would definitely make my day.

ps: I so wanna be a mother! :p

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

blog while u're on the go

I've been asked on how I update my blog from my BB for many times & do forgive me cause i keep forgetting to write an entry about it.
Actually I figured it out by chance (I was exactly like u who asked a fellow blogger about it but was ignored / maybe she forgot too) so I decided to explore the blogspot page myself & like they say, the rest was history.
And like they say too, sharing is caring so with just how u can share ur immediate thoughts when u're not anywhere near a laptop / broadband connection but with ur trusted baby, I mean BB.

Step 1: Sign in to ur blogspot account & go to the Settings tab

Step 2: Go to Email & Mobile

Step 3: Go to Posting Options & at the Email Posting Address, just fill any word in the blank. For eg, my email posting address would be wnieza266.hotbabe@blogger.com. (No, this isn't real)

Step 4: Select 'publish emails immediately' & save settings.

Step 5: So everytime u wanna blog from ur BB, just send an email to the email posting address u've just created & voila! ur blog is updated!

Try it & tell me if it works!
Glad to help. :)

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Monday, November 22, 2010

walk with me?

When I saw the lime green limited tshirt for the participants in the World Walking Day, I knew I just have to have it.
So yesterday I dragged Bobet (ok, she volunteered) to the venue & instead of doing the walk, our main aim was to get the tshirt.
When we got there, the queue was already a few metres long & it was not yet 7 am!
After almost an hour waiting, it was finally our turn & we managed to get the tshirts.
Hooray!
We skipped the launch & the aerobics session to have the famous Sepinang Sari Mi Sapi & then headed back to the venue.
But it was so hard to find a parking spot so we made a detour to Pasar Minggu.
We walked aimlessly there & bumped into our former secondary school principal.
We also received compliments on our tshirts from a few strangers.
(Told u the tshirt's real nice)
Then back to the venue to get ourselves some free food samples.
Team Malaysia on The Amazing Race Asia, Ivan & Hilda with their cute daughter were also there.
Others were asking to take pictures together with them.
Us on the other hands just settled with smiles on our faces.
Eventhough we were not involved in all the programmes lined up for the event, it sure feels great to see people coming together for a healthy cause.
I am so going again next year!
(I wonder how the tshirt will look like then)
:)
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

We are all smart until we fall in love

When u like someone so much, u'd do things u never imagined u would.
Go the extra mile just to show how much u're into that someone.
At the same time trying to keep ur cool so it won't appear that obvious (but most of the time he/she already knew).
And that's what I witnessed last Sunday at the Padawan Raft Safari.
A great friend of mine likes this guy soooo much (I wouldn't dare use the word love coz she would definitely deny it) that she ventured to the depth of the jungle just to see him compete.
Ok, maybe I exaggerated a bit.
But she did go there, with me tagging along, to show her support for him & his team (obviously the latter was just an excuse).
We arrived at Kpg Temurang after an hour journey, about 8.15am.
(Yup, that's how excited we were)
Once we got there, we were told that rafting teams had took off at 8 so thinking that we just missed him, we decided to wait at a neighbouring village, Kpg Semedang knowing that he'd pass there a few hours later.

So we waited.

And waited.

And waited.

And waited.

Until 5 hours & 15 minutes later..

Me: I think someone's approaching but it looks like a kayak. He should be on a raft right?

Her: Yup, he told me he'd be competing in the rafting category not kayakking.*talking while on the phone with someone, obviously distracted*

Me: But he kinda looks like him, don't u think? U know I have horrible eyesight.*squinting*
Me: It's him! It's him! Wave quick!

Her: Encik ...... ! (name not to be disclosed for privacy purposes) *while still on the phone & waving like crazy*

Eventhough I couldn't clearly see his face, I knew for sure he was stunned.
He looked loooong & hard at us & finally waved back.
But that didn't stop him from keep looking til we're out of each others' sight.
Maybe he didn't expect to see us there, waiting under the sun & rain, bitten by insects, teased by a group of drunk supporters just to get a glimpse of him.

Her: OMG! What did I just do? I'm embarassed! *her face so red, I feel like rolling on the floor laughing*

Me: U just did what comes natural to u. *still grinning like a cheshire cat on drugs*

So the two of us made our way to the finishing point at Kpg Git & thank God we didn't bump onto him.
Turned out, he woked up late that morning so he couldn't participate in the rafting category & he was on the kayak just for fun (which included almost 2 hours of ciggy break in between).
No wonder it took us like forever to see him pass by.
Pffft.

But, that didn't deter her feelings for him at all.
She still feels the same way (maybe even more) for him.
The things u do for love.
*sighing with dreamy eyes*

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U're invited!

This came in the mail yesterday evening.
It's an invitation card for my cousin's wedding reception in Johor.
Fyi, she's a year younger than me & she's getting married 2 weeks from now.
Another fyi, I'm the only one without a ring on my finger & a child on my hip of all my siblings.
Talk about pressure with a capital P.
Thank God I couldn't make it to the wedding because of work obligations.
I know for sure I'll be bombarded with the same old, same old question.
-____-"

Anyways, to Muliana & Sahir, congratulations!
Sorry I couldn't make it to the wedding but I'll be sending my love & wishes for the both of u.
And u can claim the wedding gift from my mum & dad. ;)
Hope everything will go smoothly as planned.
AMIN.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Smile!

This must be my favourite pic of my nephew, Andika.
He had just gone to sleep & maybe was dreaming of something funny that he smiled in the middle of it.
Great timing for a picture, don't u think so?
:)

My friends said that he kinda looks like me a bit.
Maybe when I have kids of my own, one of them might resemble him but with brown hair & clear, blue eyes.
I wish!
:p

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I need my fix

U know what I hate?
Being in a *cough* diet *cough* but craves for sweet, sugary treats all the time!
And at the moment, it's Milo McFlurry!
How can a combination of two simple things taste so freakingly good?!
*drool*

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's one of those days

Woke up earlier than usual for work today.
Grabbed a quick breakfast, unlocked the front door grille & started the car's engine.
Because sis doesn't have spare keys for the house, I nonchalantly threw the keys back inside the house after locking back the front grille.
And later realised I haven't unlocked the gate!
*slaps forehead*

Such things happen to me all the time that sometimes I feel like I'm sufferring from a disorder or something.
@_@

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Monday, October 4, 2010

it wasn't our time yet

after reading this article in the news this morning, i immediately thought that it could have been us (us here would refer to Juzz, Bobet, Fieza & myself).
a few years back, the four of us decided to go for a picnic at Kubah National Park.
it rained since morning but we agreed to proceed with the plan.
but once we arrived there, it was raining heavily that there's no way that we could do anything in that weather.
so we headed back & i was behind the wheels.
from a distance, i noticed a yellow school bus coming towards us from the opposite direction.
i don't exactly have 20/20 vision & i totally suck in driving in bad weather.
to make things worse, we were both fast approaching a sharp curve.
i had an uneasy feeling in my gut that something bad is going to happen at the sight of it but i kept it to myself.
the closer we get to each other, it felt like the car is slowly pushed by an invisible force towards the bus (which later i figured might be the overflowing water on the road) & the bus didn't look like it's slowing down at all.
i kept my cool for as long as i could but not long enough when i realised that the bus was just inches away from us (and i quote Bobet who sat behind me, "when i turned to look at my right, all i can see is yellow." that's how close we were) & Fieza was screaming so loud i could swear i heard ringing in my ears for days.
i swerved the car to my left as far away as i could at the same time trying to avoid a ditch filled with running water while in my mind hoping & praying that we would be spared.
we were with all four of us unscathed.
trembling & traumatized from the unwanted experience but thankful that we were still alive.

footnote: i was so shaken after the incident, i never told my parents about it.
i don't think they would let me drive again if i did. :(

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Progress (or lack of it) so far

Last night after our gym sessions, drenched in sweat, Fieza & myself had a wellness analysis.
It was a major wake up call!

U will be shocked with the numbers cause I totally was!

Weight - 62.6 kg
Lost 1.4kg so far. It's not much but better than nothing right?

Body fat - 37.8%
For a woman my age, percentage of body fat should not exceed 25.4% but I managed to overshoot it by 12.4%. Pfft.

Body water - 45.5%
The ideal would be 50% - 60% so I need to stock up on my water intake.

Bone mass - 2.2 kg
This refers to my bone density. The ideal would be 2.4kg. Just a little bit more. Need to drink more milk & be a poster girl for the Got Milk? ad. In my dreams. :D

Muscle mass - 36.7%
Physique rating - 3
This is the ratio of body fat & muscle mass in our body. The woman who did the analysis told me my physique isn't proportionate with the percentage of muscle mass I have. Currently I am solidly built (large frame, obese). She said I need to reduce body fat & increase muscle mass to achieve a healthier rating of 5.

Basal metabolic rate - 1221 cal
This refers to the minimum calorific requirement needed to sustain life in a resting individual. Simple English, u must not eat more than ur BMR if u want to lose weight.

Visceral fat rating - 7
This refers to the fat that surrounds the internal organs. For a woman my age, mine shud be in the range of 1 - 4. 7 is still in the healthy range but barely.

Metabolic age - 48 years
My chronological age is 27 years but internally, my organs are functioning like a 48 year old's! That means my organs are 21 years old older than what they're supposed to be. Waaaa!

Get urself checked. U can actually count them urselves or do what I did, just let the machine did all the counting & panicked when u see the numbers. :D

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

10kg in 3 months!

Before the year ends, I must:

I) Have a healthier lifestyle - watch what I eat & work out! work out! work out!

II) Be stronger both physically & mentally

III) Not look like The Incredible Hulk or a jackfruit in tight fitting clothes / bodycons

IV) Fit into my old jeans perfectly without any muffin top, without having to lie down to zip it up while sucking in all the air

V) Wear my favourite clothes that is the toga without any inhibitions

VI) Look great just in a pair of skinny jeans, top & killer heels

VII) Cut my hair short & rock the do

VIII) Like what I see in the mirror & in pictures because I look good from any angle

XI) Have a defined jawline & waistline

X) Match how I feel inside with how I look outside

XI) Prove myself that I can actually achieve something if I set my mind to it.

Yes, I'm stating it here.
Because it's here for everyone to read, there's no reason for me to be slacking anymore.
So watch this space.
Come back on the 1st January 2011 to see how I have risen to the challenge.
And maybe found love along the way.
;)

updated: i stepped on the scale while on the gym and OMG, i'm 64kg!
that means instead of 10kg, i need to lose 14 freaking kg!
wish me luck guys!
i'm gonna need it.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Time's up!

Dear u,

Today would be exactly a month since I last heard from u.
If things were different, if things were like before, I know I would be missing u like crazy by now.
But not this time.
Not after what u did.

Let me take u through the emotional roller coaster ride I had on that fateful afternoon.

At first, I was in utter disbelief & denial.
I rubbed my eyes a few times, hoping what I saw wasn't real.
I even tried a few times until I realised that no matter how many times I did it, the result will always be the same.

Then it hit me that I was being lied to all these while.
How can I be so stupid to let it happen for almost 3 and a half years?
I was ignorant of all the signs & serves me right for that.

That's when anger seeped in.
I let my guards down, I gave whole heartedly & this is what I got in return.
I'm angry at myself for being too trusting & weak when it comes to love.
Because I thought u were true & what we had was special.
Obviously I thought wrong.
I should have known that something that's too good to be true usually is.

Slowly anger turned into sadness.
I tried going to bed early that night, thinking that maybe when I wake up the next morning everything will return to normal & I won't feel as shitty anymore.
But I couldn't sleep, I kept tossing & turning thinking what I did wrong to deserve being treated this way.
When I finally had some sleep, I woke up feeling even worse than before.
It got real bad that I had to take a day off from work.
A whole day spent crying in bed & when no one was watching.
And tried to keep a straight face when someone was.

Do u know how hard it was for me to hold back my tears when all I wanted to do was bawl my eyes out because I didn't want others to know how stupid I was/felt?

Do u know that I never felt anything closer than what I had for u for any other guy eventhough we never met?

Do u know I have big dreams for us, for our future?

Of course u don't.
How would u when u don't look for me.
U didn't even try.
U know how to reach me but u chose to be silent.
Without any explanation.
And it's been a month.
Not 3, but 30 freaking days.
U had ur chance but u blew it.
Too late for anything right now.
Apologies just won't quite cover it.
But don't worry, I forgive u a long time ago.
But will I forget about it?
Not in a million years.

Thanks for doing me wrong & making me strong.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Salam lebaran

Celebrating Raya in the big city definitely is way different than back at home / in the kampung.
Honestly I don't feel like it's Raya at all, if it wasn't for all the glorious food we're having & everyone donned in their Raya clothes.
And I just woke up from my afternoon nap with a headache.
Yes. It's THAT boring here.
But I'm glad to be with my loved ones here to welcome the month of Syawal and with that said, I'd like to wish everyone a Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin from the bottom of my heart.
When I get back, I'll try to datang berjarah but I'm terribly sorry if I couldn't make it to all of your houses this year, maybe next year k?
Here's urs truly with sis, just in case u guys miss me.
And just look at Andika in his baju melayu & samping.
Isn't he the cutest thing ever?
Geram!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So long, farewell. It's time to say goodbye.

I'd be leaving on a jetplane (as if!) yet again later today.
Destination: Kuala Lumpur.
Can't wait!
Eventhough celebrating Hari Raya away from home doesn't sound like the most exciting thing to others but it is for me.
Because no matter where u are, as long as u have ur family close (especially all 6 of my nephews & nieces whom I miss terribly!) any dull occasion would be a blast!
And freaking awesome!
(I just love the word awesome, I can say it all day). :D
Really looking forward to do a bit of shopping (Pavillion here I come!), eat til I can't eat no more, babysitting my nephews & nieces (practice makes perfect) & maybe, maybe earn some angpau raya (keeping fingers crossed).
Til later updates from the city I miss so much, take care everyone especially u.
Yes, u. The one's reading this.
(^_^)

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Guess the traditional kuih

My grandaunt made these spicy cookies yesterday.
They called it 'kuih puyak' or 'kuih pedas' but I don't know the commercial name for it.
It has a strong spicy smell & tastes even spicier.
Eventhough I don't like the taste of it, I ate one out of courtesy and because I like the way it looks.
Btw, the one I ate was heart shaped. :)
I don't like anything that will leave any strong spicy taste on my tongue & burning sensation down my throat.
For example, I don't like black pepper anything & I eat sushis minus the wasabi.
Hot I can take, but not spicy.
KFC's Hot & Spicy would be an exception.
And now I'm craving for one.
Dang!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My reading pleasure

These are my monthly must haves.
CLEO, FEMALE & SHAPE.
I never missed an issue since I was first hooked to them.
Now, I have tonnes at the office & at home.
I want to keep all of them but I don't know where to store them anymore, meaning I have to let go or send them out to be recycled.
I wish I have Doraemon's magic pocket so that I don't have to.
>_<

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Isn't she lovely?

She was born at 12.32 am on 28th August 2010.
She is my sister's third child, Eiliyah Qaisara.
Can't wait to hold her in my arms in 8 days time.
Time, please come faster!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

menu for today & great news (at least for me)

Look what I got for breaking fast today?
Bought it on my way to my village in Samarahan.
And they're only for rm4!
Back in Kuching, all the 'kuih' are sold 3 for rm1 & size wise, they are pretty small.
When I say small, reaaaally small.
I can stuff two in my mouth at a time & I don't even have a big mouth.
Compared to these babies.
I think I'd be stuffed on the third piece.

And later for dinner we're having my aunt's signature chicken curry & 'kelia' (if I'm not mistaken), a very spicy but addictive dish made out of chicken gizzards & livers with lots of onion 'ditumis kering' (can't think of an english word for it. :D ) using her own made spices.
My favourite!
I'm drooling already.
@_@

Today also marks the 15th day of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Another half way there to celebrating Hari Raya.
Speaking about Hari Raya, I'd be flying to KL to be with my parents.
For a week!
Flight's been booked, I'm just waiting for the 7th to arrive.
Yay!
No wonder I've been having a nudging feeling that this year's Hari Raya would be exciting & different.
Now I know why.
(^-^)

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Friday, August 20, 2010

so much for celebration. sigh.

turns out, our technical training for second batch will be postponed until after Hari Raya that is on the 2oth September so til then, i'll be working on shift like usual.
and because my off days happen to be 2 days before Hari Raya & i'm applying for 2 more days of leave after, it means that i have a week off work to celebrate Hari Raya.
on other days i'd be skipping for joy at this opportunity but not this year.
this year's Hari Raya would be less of a celebration to me.

why?
- this year would be our first Hari Raya without my elder brother & my aunt
- both of my parents would be in KL at that time. as a matter of fact, they will depart next Tuesday to be with my sister who will be expected to deliver her 3rd child this 27th August
- there would only be me & my aunt at home

i even thought about flying to KL this Hari Raya but last i checked, the return flight tickets would cost me RM441.
(T_T)

care to join me for tea?

I've always loved tea.
I used to not like green tea but after much persuasion by my sister (and realising it can help me lose weight), I began to like it.
But my all time favourite would be fruit flavoured tea.
That's why I enjoy hanging out with friends at Bing! or Frappe because they offer various selections of tea.
U can choose between lychee, strawberry, blackcurrant, passionfruit or apple.
U can also buy the teabags at selected supermarkets but they are usually more pricey than normal tea.

So just imagine my delight when I discovered a new flavor in town.
I present to you . . . .

CARAMEL FLAVOURED TEA!

Two of my favourite things in one small package!
(suddenly drools thinking of Auntie Anne's pretzel with caramel dip & Secret Recipe's caramel cheese cake).
>_<

I like to try new things in the market (if I can afford them) & this is definitely a must try!
It's cheap too, just RM4.20 for 15 teabags!
I haven't tried it eventhough I bought it last week (I forgot where I placed it. Haha..) & I'm thinking of brewing a teapot for iftar later today.
Can't wait!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cheesecakes!

As requested, here are the recipes for the previous cheesecake i mentioned earlier.
Tell me how it goes after u guys try it ok?


TOBLERONE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
1 cup plain chocolate biscuit crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 x 250g Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, softened at room temperature (actually any brand would do)
3 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup caster sugar
100g Toblerone Swiss Milk or Dark Chocolate, melted
1/2 cup cream

MIX biscuit crumbs & butter and press into the base of a 20cm springform pan. Chill.
BEAT the cream cheese with an electric mixer until soft. Add gelatine mixture, caster sugar, melted Toblerone chocolate & cream, blend until smooth.
POUR onto crumb base & chill in refridgerator (2-3 hours or overnight). Garnish with chocolate shavings & strawberries.


PHILLY 3-STEP CLASSIC LEMON CHEESECAKE
1 cup sweet biscuit crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 x 250g Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, softened at room temperature (any brand would do)
2 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
1 x 400g can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind

MIX biscuit crumbs with melted butter and press into base of a 20cm springform pan. Chill.
BEAT the cream cheese with an electric beater until smooth, mix in gelatine mixture, condensed milk, lemon juice & rind.
POUR onto crumb base and chill in refridgerator (2-3 hours or overnight). Top with a selection of fresh fruits and serve.


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domestic goddess in the making

before it was baked in the oven
there wasn't any after shots cause i totally forgot! :D

yesterday i tried my hands on fieza's marble cheesecake recipe.
i improvised a bit & now it's a bit sweet.
(i should have added half a cup of Milo instead of one whole)
but everybody (including our cat) seems to like it so maybe i'll bake it again next time.

and i found 2 recipes in the inside of the cream cheese box i bought.

PHILLY 3-STEP CLASSIC LEMON CHEESECAKE

TOBLERONE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

sounds yummy isn't it?
and it doesn't require any baking at all.
just MIX, BEAT & POUR.
perfect for a lazy bone like me.
:D


Sunday, August 15, 2010

6:51, please come faster!

I'll be breaking fast at the office today.
On a Sunday.
Sigh.
But it's ok, it's just for today because starting next week I'll be attending technical training.
That means office hours, off days on weekends, no OT on public holidays & no night shift.
Yay!
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

awarded. not really.

i consider this blog of mine as interesting so with that said, i honor myself the 'INTERESTING BLOG AWARD!'
isn't that just sad?
giving yourself an award?
:D

anyways, i got it from
AmirFX & he did say we can award ourselves so i think that justified what i did.
:p

to Amir, i'm sorry.

i know i owe u A LOT of tagged entries.

i like being tagged but i keep procrastinating doing them but i will soon ok?
;)


back to the award,
i actually need to do 4 but i'm just gonna do 2 cause as much as i like being tagged, i don't really like tagging others.
so here goes:

1. Thanks and link the person that tagged you
- i wasn't tagged but i wanna thanks Amir for the award though. boh jerak k! :p

2. Tag 15 bloggers you've recently discovered and think fantastic
- i'm skipping this step

3. Contact that blogs and let them know they 've been tagged
- and also this

4. State 7 things about yourself

- but this, would be my favorite part to do.
* i love to eat ice cream when it rains
* i love sleeping with the air condition AND the fan on
* i love it when it rains
* i love dark chocolate compared to creamy / white ones
* i love twins, really want to have my own in the future
* i love classic cars like Mustang, Corvette & Cadillac
* i love NY

feel free to tag yourself cause u don't need other people to tell u how fantastic / interesting u are.
(^_^)

ramadhan's back

the most anticipated month of the year is here!
i'm really grateful i'm still breathing & able to welcome the fasting month Ramadhan in the pink of health.
i will try my best to the best that i can to be a better Muslim.

MAY EVERYONE HAS A BLESSED RAMADHAN!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Honey, I'm home!

I've arrived safely yesterday afternoon from Brunei.
Went to a friend's cousin's wedding & it was rocking awesome!
Had a LOT to eat & I could swear I look bloated 24/7 now as a result of overeating.
But who could resist such tempting, delicious delicacies.
Everything served there was delicious and I'm not ashamed to admit that I had seconds of everything!
Thank God my stay was only for 6 days, I can't imagine how huge I would if it was 6 weeks!
:D

Visiting Brunei was a wonderful experience.
For those who haven't set foot there, u really should cause;
- the food is delicious! should try nasi katok & dairy queen's blizzard. I spent bnd14.50 just for it during my stay there, that's how good it is!
- gas is cheaper. diesel is bnd0.31/litre unleaded is bnd0.53 & bnd0.57/litre. with a full tank u could drive through a few districts & back without having to refuel.
- huge bungalows & expensive rides are everywhere! I think I spent most of my days ogling on the luxurious cribs & vehicles rarely found in Msia.
- Brunei guys are damn good looking! I fell for one whose name is Rayyan but I don't think his mum would approve coz he's just 1 year & a half. :D That kid is super cute i felt like kidnapping him & bringing him back home & later claim him as my own!

There's more to Brunei but these reasons should be enough for u to see & experience it for urself.
Just be prepared with enough currency & willingness to gain a few pounds.
;)
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mixed feelings

I'll be leaving on a jet plane (boeing 747 actually) tomorrow to a location yet to be disclosed.
I'm excited cos it's been more than a year since I had a long time off from work.
But I am also sad coz at the moment I am missing someone so much.
It became so bad to the point that I dreamt he flew half way across the globe to surprise me at the location I'll be at.
(T_T)
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dream come true? Not!

I always heard about people saying that usually the dreams we had would actually be the reversed in reality or nothing to do at all with real life.
A few days ago, I dreamt that my car came to a halt in the middle of the road.
And today, I couldn't start my car.
I think there's a problem with the battery & the spark plug coz those two indicator lights remained everytime I turned on the ignition.
I called my sis to tell her and she immediately reminded me of the dream I had.
Thank God I wasn't in the middle of the road, or stopping at a traffic light or at the parking vicinity of a shopping complex particularly The Spring.
*pheww*

updated:
actually, the problem wasn't the car's battery. it was me! i put the car on Reverse (R) instead of Parking (P) when i parked it this morning, that's why it didn't start!
and i only realized it AFTER my dad changed the battery.
this is what i do best, make a fool out of myself.
if i tell him about this, he would have a great time rubbing it in for a few days.
>_<
I was this close to becoming a victim of scam today..
But thank God for instincts & a previous entry by Felicia @ Ahmoi Chantek on similar topic, I didn't make it to being in the statistics.

What actually made me realised it was a scam?
- the guy speak fluently. In Indonesian language.
- when I asked who he was & where he's from, he answered too quickly.
- he asked me to go to the nearest ATM to withdraw the prize money ASAP but I need to inform him beforehand.
- he said the money would be deposited into my account. RM19k just like that? Yeah, right.

If something sounds too good to be too true, better watch out.
Listen to what ur guts tell u coz most of the time they're right.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

speedy updates

i'm done with the 'major life changing event' thingy this morning & i'm feeling kinda good about it.
(REALLY REALLY hope my gut is right about this)
that means i am less tensed & snappy.
so u can come closer now.
i won't bite.
:)

on a different note,
the fasting month is just around the corner & i haven't started with the qada' yet!
must.start.next.week.
and another confession,
i haven't been to the gym too.
i know what i wrote before but this time, no more excuses.
i'll start again this monday.
i promise!
:)

and i can't wait for thursday to come!
why?
just wait & see.
;)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

this is it

I am just gonna cut to the chase.
I have gained 4kg since the last time I stepped on the scale less than a month ago.
U read that right.
LESS than a month ago.
Serves me right for pigging out, slacking & skipping gym altogether while blaming hormones & PMS during that time.
THIS HAS TO STOP!
A major life changing event will be happening on the 22th & I don't want to screw it up.
So I'll have to start over from scratch & hopefully no more relapses after this.


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

happy birthday, babe!

happy 27th birthday, za!

wish u all the happiness in the world!

i know u may not approve of this pic but that's exactly what i was aiming for.
just kidding!

for more wonderful years (with your loved one) & vacations (overseas hopefully next time) with the rest of the gang.

:)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

She will be missed

When my brother passed away in January, I was hoping that I wouldn't have to go through anything similar again.
At least not in the near future.
But 5 months & a week later, my aunt had her final breath back in our village home.
I was stunned when I heard the news but I didn't cry.
Not until I saw her lifeless body.
She had been sick for a long time & as much as I'd like her to stay with us, deep down inside I believe that she's better off in another place.
Closer to God.
May her soul rest in peace.
Al Fatihah.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Just my kind of misunderstanding ;)

At my nephew, Andika's majlis cukur jambul,
a few people there thought that I was the younger sister.
Fyi, my sister and I have a 10 year old gap between us.
She's 16 years old.
That means I'm 15?
Get out of town!
:D

Here are pics of us, u be the judge.
Maybe it's because she looks way mature beyond her age or I have found my fountain of youth, soaked myself silly in it thus reflected on my face and manner.
Or maybe because I'm just plain short.
:D
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What next?

I'm sure I was fully prepared for any questions or comments related to the dreaded topic: marriage but I definitely wasn't prepared for this.

Mum: First grandchild is a boy, then a girl, another girl and followed by two boys. Next would be a surprise cause we don't know which one ur sister is carrying. After that, who knows?

She looked at me as if waiting for me to say something. I knew exactly where the conversation was heading and there's no way I'm going there.

Me: After that would be a boy and a girl cause I'll be having twins. Would u like that?

Mum: I would like that very much.

I was actually being sarcastic but she looked pleased with the answer so I just left it at that.

As long as she's happy, I'm happy. :)

And AMIN to that cause I've always wanted twins, a boy and a girl.
;)

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Monday, June 7, 2010

my not so humble wishlist :D

(1) flora by gucci
just love the sophisticated yet subtle flowery fragrance


(2) silver mirrored aviator sunglasses
i may not fly a plane but anyone would look damn good in it

(3) black suede pump heels with animal printed lining
utterly orgasmic!


(4) black tote bag
one could never go out of style


(5) black with sequinned maillot
just because u don't swim, it doesn't mean u can't look good soaking in the sun next to the pool

(6) full body massage or facial - my tensed & tired muscle could really use some pampering

(7) a year subscription of CLEO / FEMALE / SHAPE magazine

(8) gym ball, elastic band or dumbells - so i won't have any excuse not to work out anymore

(9) hair makeover - sick & tired of how my tresses currently look, a little revamping would be appreciated

(10) return flight tickets to New York - i miss him so much! :(

Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's a small world after all : the sequel

Remember the entry I once wrote about my high school crush?

Well, there's actually a sequel to that.
I attended my officemate's wedding today,

HE WAS THERE!

AND I WAS FREAKING OUT!

I was expecting him to be there because he is the bride's brother but I sure didn't expect to be all jittery.
Even after 14 years, he still has that effect on me.
He's a lot thinner & has that more matured look.
And he still smile as sweet as ever.
The smile that made me liked him in the first place.
I liked him so much that I asked a fellow senior to gave him a box of KFC nuggets & dodol.
Dodol?
Yes, for real.
Don't ask why.

So today, when I saw him again after all these years, I was suddenly brought back to high school & I automatically turned into that very shy girl again.
The shy girl who was speechless, who couldn't even smile let alone said HI.
So now, I'm beating myself up for being too caught up in nostalgia.
I'm going to be 27 this june for God's sake!
I should start making a move.

>_<

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Got this from an officemate who just got back from the holidays.
Measuring at almost 30cm, it must have been the longest & biggest pencil I've ever possessed.
Just look how puny Gingy looks besides it.
:)

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Wedding jitters

I woke up this morning with a knot in my tummy thinking about Juz & Aieffie getting married later at 2pm.
It's not even my big day but I'm feeling the anxiety too.
Must be nerve wrecking for the both of them especially the groom and less than 2 hours from now, they will officially be husband & wife.
I am so excited for them!
Wish I could be there to witness the solemnization ceremony.
(T_T)

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Early birthday present :)

I haven't been splurging myself for quite some time so when I noticed that my birthday is just a month away, I decided to buy myself an early present.
I am in dire need of a new handbag so it's only fair that I bought one for the occasion.
The handbag I'm currently using was given by Kak Tikah (mstikot) as my birthday present last year & I've been using it since.
I'm the type of person who uses something until it's damaged beyond repair and / or totally worn out.
Only then will I get a replacement.
Same thing applies for men.
;p

PS: Tonight's gonna be Juz's hen's party.
Should I use it tonight?
Hmmmm...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Choki choki & katon lamak marek

Tiba-tiba rasa mok molah entry bahasa sarawak, kepak dh klaka english jak2.
Gikpun lelah mike nak molah ayat.
Padah jk nang malas nak o. :p
Kak maca entry fieza pasal hasrat atinya nak makan roti jagong gardenia termakbul, tergerak juak ati nak molah entry pasal choki choki.
Opismet merik tek alu rindok asa ati.
Kinek2 terimbau kenangan masa kecik dolok ngga iklan nya ada beruang koala belagu.
Kiut ada jak.

Dh alang2 mengimbau kenangan tek nak, ingat x tak org ngan katon gagak mok minum aek ya?
Pa tek nya haus, sia sinek jak ncarik aek tp x temu.
Last2 nemu jag berisik aek tp aek nya sikit gilak, x sampei paroh nya nk minum.
Alu nya ngisik batu kecik2 smpe aek ya nait, alu dpt la nya minum tek.
Jaik ati ngga gagak ya ko, nasib bait nya berakal o.

Cgek gk, katon kancil nak nyeberang sungei tp aek nya byk boyak.
Alu nya memanipulasi dak boyak ya sampei dpt juak nya nyeberang.
Sampei nektok mek ingat dialog nya.
"Satu, dua, tiga, lekuk. Jantan, betina, aku ketuk."
Nang ilek2 ajak nya mulak dak boyak ya.
Dak boyak ya ng dendam la ngan nya kakya.
Hehe..

And my feveret, cita kerak entingai.
Nya suk ngga cabik mirah menyin2 alu nya mok mkn wpun kwn nya dh mati2 melarang.

Kawan monyet: Jangan monyet, kita x boleh makan benda tu.
Monyet: Aku x kira, aku nak juga.

Gk asa ko nak juga, alu berasap telinga kepedasan. Haha..

Lamak dh katon ya tek x main di tv.
Rindu nak ngga balit ko.
:(

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Bus rides anyone?

Something caught my eye on my way to work today.
It was huge, red & read 'Hop On It' on it's back.
It was a Rapid Kuching bus.
And I was secretly cheering inside.
Why?
Coz it's about time our public transportation had a makeover!

I've been living in KL for a few years & because I didn't have my own ride, I relied entirely on public transportations.
I used them a whole lot that I memorised all the routes for both the KTM comuters & Putra LRTs.
But I love the bus rides more.
Coz back then, we could use the same ticket over n over again in the same day (don't know about that now) & for a student like me who loved going out & about, it's a major pocket money saver.
And another reason, I love sightseeing.
Sometimes I would hop on a bus for no reason but just because I feel like it.

Now that we have similar service here, I hope public transportation would be a breeze for all.
And I wouldn't mind leaving Miles at home once in a while & hop on a bus to a destination I've yet to decide on.
:)

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I need a pick-me-up ASAP!

I've been feeling very drained as of late.
It's like an invisible vampire had sucked all the energy out of me.
After a long day at work, I just wanna lie down & do nothing.
I don't even go to the gym as much as I used to anymore.
I can't even make myself stand up for long let alone run a few laps on the treadmill.
I'm not sure whether it's old age (is 26 going to 27 old already?) or I'm PMSing.
I've been like this for almost 3 weeks & I should have had my period 2 weeks ago but no sign of the 'Japanese flag' so far.
I'm not pregnant, just late ok?
:D
Maybe I'm just stressed out about something (or someone) & it's taking a toll on my body.
Tell me what I should do to feel better & get my energy back.
Coz at the moment I just feel like a frigging sloth.
:(

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Friday, May 14, 2010

little gestures go a long way

I suddenly miss my nephews & nieces.
They are all in KL so I don't get too see them very often.
Back in KL, I used to babysit some of them & suffice to say that I have a little experience in nappy changing & handling temper tantrums.
For me, they are irresistably adorable & it doesn't require much work to fall in love with them.
But it ain't easy for them to warm up to u.
With that said, I noticed kids seem to like me.
Maybe I was imagining things or my mind tricked me into believing that but yea I'm pretty sure they do.
Or was it fear?
:D

Once, while shopping, I saw this cute little girl who was crying and tugging on her mother's clothes, maybe declined of something that she wanted earlier.
Her mother was desperately trying to console her cause her crying started a chain reaction that her little baby brother in the stroller her mother was pushing started crying too.
But when she turned & looked at me smiling (maybe I did some funny faces), she immediately stopped crying & wiped her tears.
Her mother was surprised as I was & when they left the store, that cute little girl smiled & waved at me.
I was still perplexed by her sudden change of emotions that I even turned to see whether there was someone else behind me, someone she might know but there was just me.

And I still remember this incident clearly when I attended a housewarming party of a friend of my sister's.
I didn't know anyone there & I've planned earlier to just lay low & eat at my little corner til the whole thing ended.
But my plan was changed by a cute little boy in a hawaiian shirt who has this tanned Japanese look.
Of all people, he walked toward me & took my hand, leading me inside the house.
He made me sit right in the middle of the living room, in front of the tv & he disappeared into the kitchen.
Then he came back again with toys in his hands & he asked me to play them with him.
I never knew this kid (turn out he's the hosts' son) but he made me feel like I was family.

Maybe there's something about me that appeals to these younger beings.
If only I have the same effects on guys my age, I'd be having children of my own right now.
:D

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

driving and me

tagged by f.i.e.z.a.
this tag is going to be done mostly in malay.
mind my language being all over the place.
i sound silly when i speak in malay.
:D

1) Adakah anda ada lesen memandu?

Oh ya.

2) Bilakah anda ambik lesen memandu?
2005 tp dapat lesen 2006 sbb masa tu masih belajar kat ukm so belajar bila balik cuti panjang je.

3) Berapa lamakah pengalaman memandu anda?
Dapat lesen P pd 20 Februari 2006 jadi hampir 4 thn 3 bulan.

4) Pengalaman pahit ketika memandu.
i) Firstly, pd 6 Mac 2006, x sampai sebulan dpt lesen P dh melanggar kereta lain. Kat tpt parking pulak tu! Ingat lagi, time tu pinjam kereta Kelisa aunty pegi Choice Supermall nak beli barang skit. Nak test power la kiranya. Masa nak keluar dari parking, slps lepaskan brek tangan, sepatutnya tekan brek dulu tp tertekan minyak pulak. Terlanggar la kereta Waja kat depan tp Alhamdulillah kereta tu xda apa-apa tp kereta aunty yg teruk. Sampai skrg masih nampak kesan dari hari tu. Sorry, dak!

ii) Secondly, pd hari secara rasminya lesen P tamat iaitu tanggal 19 Februari 2008, accident lagi sekali tp masa ni tgh reverse kereta pulak. Haha.. Masa tu tgh syok-syok dgr Shayne Ward nyanyi Breathless lam radio, x sedar pulak ada Hilux parking kat belakang. Serius x nampak ok! Sedap-sedap reverse, tiba-tiba ada bunyi benda pecah. Rupa-rupanya lampu belakang sebelah kanan terkena bumper Hilux tu. And nasib baik Hilux tu pun xda apa-apa, scratch skit je. Org tu siap bagi tau sayangnya lampu aku pecah. Yang engkau masih park kat belakang aku bila aku terang-terang sekali tgh reverse pesal? Bangang or buta or both?
iii) Thirdly, pd 21 Julai 2008 kereta Wira bapak aku kena curi kat tpt parking Everrise BDC. Orang tua selalu cakap kalau seronok sgt & gelak x ingat dunia, pastu mesti nangis. Oh, memang betul sbb sebelum tu bukan main suka main bowling & snooker, siap karaoke lagi. Last-last pegi kat tpt parking kat tpt sepatutnya kereta berada tp dgn jelas sekali dh kosong terus fikir, "Eh, mana kereta aku ni? Tadi mmg sah parking kat sini." Lepas hampir setengah jam, barulah dpt terima hakikat bahawa kereta mmg dh xda & xkan dijumpai lagi. QKW7503, jasamu ku kenang!

5) Pengalaman manis?
i) Bila diberi kepercayaan utk drive kereta org lain. Setakat ni pernah drive Waja, Rav4, Pesona, Unser, Avanza, Viva, Swift & Kelisa. Tp automatik shj ye, manual sorry! Huhu..
ii) Drive dari Port Dickson ke KL & drive di KL walaupun x tahu sgt directions, just ikut dari belakang. Hehe..

6) 3 tabiat ketika memandu
i) Baca Bismillah, Al-Fatihah & Ayat Kursi sementara tunggu enjin panas. So far Alhamdulillah, mmg dilindungi.
ii) Pakai tali pinggang keledar & pastikan semua penumpang pun pakai juga.
i1i) Dgr Hitz.fm (SAYA SUKA EAN!) atau Mix.fm. Kalau xda lagu best, main CD No Doubt track no 4 (Bathwater) & 14 (Ex-Girlfriend) on repeat.

7) 3 pantang time memandu
4 boleh ye? Hehe..
i) Org yg memandu terhegeh-hegeh mcm siput bila kita nak cepat. Siput pun lagi laju tau!
ii) Org yg rasa best drive dekat-dekat, cucok-cucok dari belakang. Kang aku brek mengejut, kita accident, kau jugak yg kena bayar kan?
iii) Org yg x pandai guna signal bila nk masuk lane. Apa kau ingat aku mind reader boleh tau kau nak pegi mana? Benci!
iv) Org yg buang sampah dari kereta. Eeeee! (Geram hingga x terkata)


8) I nak tag
Sesiapa shj yg nak share crita driving diorang. :)

Me heart ice cream!

Everybody in the office is happy today.
Because it's Ice Cream Day for us here.
(It is supposed to be tomorrow but most of us can't resist the temptation & redeem our ice cream today)
Held as a charity event for cancer, everyone gets to give in to their sweet tooth and at the same time contributing to something good.
So besides getting a little brain freeze from overstuffing ourselves with too much ice cream, we also get the warm & fuzzy feeling in our hearts. :)

ps: I googled the pic. Isn't it just yummy?
pss: I have a thing with eating ice cream when it rains. Doubles the shivers.
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Monday, May 3, 2010

happy birthday dear!

dear Bobet,
HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY!
semoga panjang umur, murah rezeki & bahagia dunia akhirat!
semoga bertemu jodoh seorang jutawan yg beriman, single & ensem!
friends til the end k?
(^-^)

change is good

Starting from Tuesday, things are going to change at work.
Instead of the usual 6 days, 8 hours shift,
My colleagues and I will be glued to our seats for 9.5 hours & 10 hours on certain days.
It's gonna be tiring (sigh) but on the bright side, we'll have more off days in a week unlike once a week like we had now.
No point complaining, as long as my bills are settled at the end of every month.
So here's to a new beginning (and a flatter derriere) !
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

u don't need to worry, we are doing just fine

Bang,
Just so u know, after u left,
Bapak had painted your room green.
I don't really like the color but you know him, it's either his way or no way.

And Mak said she wants me to sleep there so that it won't be unoccupied for too long.
Mak bought a new glass cabinet for the living room.
She placed all the 'dulang hantaran' in there.
For me to use later of course. :)
Your plants at the car porch are all well taken care of.
Some even had new buds & most are blossoming.
Dad even bought new ones to add to the collection.
We have a new cat.
She's a stray & a Siamese just like the last one we had.

We also welcomed a new member to the family.
His name is Andi & he's super adorable.
If only you're still here to see all these for yourself.
But i believe you are at peace & content where you are now.
And nothing makes me happier.

Al-Fatihah for my late brother, Allahyarham Syarikin Abdul Wahab.
Today marks the 100th day since his passing.

Monday, April 26, 2010

enlighten me please

i have a question.
what does it mean if u dream about snakes?
never happened to me before.
until last night.

but they weren't the usual small, slithering kind.
in fact they were enormous, Loch Ness monster like, gliding on water in a huge lake.
they were 4 of them, with different colors & distinct patterns on their scales.
they were gliding away from me, towards the opposite direction.
is it a bad omen or a good sign?
i'm not superstitious, just curious.
:)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

hilarious!

kids say the darndest things.
especially when they're stoned.
:D




Saturday, April 10, 2010

dreams

my nights are filled with dreams ever since i started to sleep with my parents lately.
yes, i sleep with them because they didn't want me to sleep alone in our spare room downstairs.
maybe they just don't trust me really sleeping alone.
nah, such thing wouldn't happen.
at least not yet. :p
back to the dreams,
before, i am not the type who easily has dreams at night.
daydreaming on the other hand, is my thing.
i don't usually have dreams and when i do, they're usually very brief & i don't remember much of the details once i woke up.
but lately, i have been having vivid dreams reflected by what i had been feeling, thinking or seeing on that day itself.
for example, i saw a Hummer the other day.
it was a first experience for me so i was a bit, maybe very excited & later that night i dreamed of a yellow Hummer.
then i had a little emotional thing going on with this guy where i thought he was secretly contacting another girl behind my back which later resulted in him cheating on me in my dreams.
and just last night, i dreamed i received a 10k bonus from work thanks to the rumors spreading all over the office.
what bothers me is that the dreams are getting more frequent & intense.
i don't really mind about the sweet dreams but hopefully i won't have anymore nightmares.
i don't wanna end up wetting the bed like i used to (as in when i was way younger).
oops, there goes another secret out the window.
:D

Thursday, April 1, 2010

thankful

When i arrived home from work the other day, my dad suddenly asked,
" What do u think of the car? Like new?"
I knew he sent my car for servicing that morning but i just got back and i haven't driven the car yet to feel the difference.
So i thought he must have been referring to something else.
I took a second look at the car and then realized something that wasn't there before.
A rear spoiler.
My dad got it installed after he settled servicing the car.
He said that it would complement the car's whole look & make the upper rear look less like a kiwi's (as in the bird) butt.
Yes, those were his exact words.
And he didn't do just that, he even washed the car & filled up the tank a day before.
I must have been a really, i mean REALLY good daughter to deserve such treatment from him.
Thanks, dad!
In return, dad, u can expect to have an amazing son in law & super adorable grandchildren in the future, ok?
;)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

so close

i just love love love this song!

Friday, March 19, 2010

me! me! me!

Who would have thought a plain jane like me deserve the
BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER AWARD!
I'm deeply flattered.
Thanks Ahmoi!
Sorry, I still can't figure out how to attach pics from my berry,
but I'd definitely post it on my sidebar when I'm online with my laptop some other time.

And now,
7 more things to know about me.

- I don't like being in the spotlight. I prefer to be on the sidelines than being the centre of attention. That's why I always keep a low profile.
- I don't like people throwing things out of a moving car.
- I don't like to be in close contact with any animals with feathers.
- I don't like confrontations. I prefer sulking instead.
- I like to do silly things just for the thrill of it but later regret it.
- I like to flirt & but not with every guy, just the selected few.
- I like to be married before I'm 30. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

season 1 is over

I bet most of u watched The Biggest Loser Asia finale last night.
Well first & foremost, congratulations to David of Indonesia for bringing home the title.
He lost 83kg for crying out loud!
Kilos fellas, not pounds!
More than half of his body weight!
Eventhough I've always been rooting for Carlo (the Keanu Reeves look alike from the Philippines),
David truly deserved it.
But, (here's the bombshell)
He looked so skinny.
Unhealthy kind of skinny.
Frail, that's the word.
It's like he's gonna collapse at any time while on stage.
We've seen other winners of The Biggest Loser & they all looked toned & glowing with health.
It's like u feel so amazed with what they have achieved, u wanna run down to the gym immediately.
I didn't get that feeling from him though.
I'm just worried he was starving himself & not maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the title.
But that's just what I think.
What say u?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

i hate everything about u

My colleagues & I were just talking about one thing we unanimously hate.
LIZARDS!
I cringe at the sight of that thing.
Its protruding eyes, its sticky feet, its soft almost transparent body, its tail that could snap off anytime.
Eeeeek!
I used to not care about this domestic pest,
let alone fear it.
Until that one afternoon when one actually bit me on my finger while I was enjoying my afternoon siesta!
Yea, exactly!
I never knew lizards could bite humans either!
And that was definitely the turning point.
I hate hate hate lizards!
Period.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

gloomy saturday

I'm currently at a hospital.
My aunt had just been admitted for acute pneumonia.
We've been worried about her incessant coughing these past few days,
And today it got worse.
This would be my first visit to the hospital after my brother's passing in January.
I don't like to be here.
It's gloomy, depressing & I always have a bad feeling about this place.
Please pray for my aunt.
I really don't want her to stay here for too long.
:(

Monday, March 1, 2010

home alone

Fyi, I'll be having my house all to myself for the next two weeks.
So I'd like to announce that I'll be hosting a pool party
(bikinis & surf shorts only) this Sunday, 7th from 7.30 pm til late.
Food & beverages will be provided but all are welcomed to contribute.
I WISH!
Sorry, I'm just playing with u guys.
Can't help myself.
We don't have a pool & I don't think bikinis & surf shorts would be appropriate in my neighbourhood.
Not all lies though.
My parents & sis left for umrah & ziarah til the 13th march.
And my aunties will be staying with me til then.
U all just have to wait for my housewarming party then.
Hopefully there'll be a pool.
;)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

just my luck

I never considered myself as a lucky person.
I'm not saying I'm unlucky either.
But as far as I know, I've been the latter a whole lot more than the former.
Throughout my 26 years of living,
I only won twice in lucky draws & I received food on both occasions.
I always picture myself winning grand prizes & maybe cold hard cash but no such luck.
Yet.
So does my sister.
Until she went to a shopping mall earlier today.
After filling a feedback form, she was asked to pull out a sealed envelope from a box.
And she couldn't believe her eyes when she found out what she won.

AOWA Induction Cooker
AOWA Microcomputer Electric Pressure Cooker
AOWA Food Blender
AOWA Stainless Steel 15 Pieces Cookware Set

I'm not really a huge fan of the brand but who cares when the whole thing was estimated to worth almost 3k.
And THAT'S what I call lucky!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

what it feels like for a girl

If there's one time when I loathe myself more than any other time,
It would be THAT time of the month.
And the few days prior to that.
Ask any other female, they'd definitely agree with me.
And surprise, surprise!
That time is now.
Guys, I know u're racking ur brains out thinking exactly why we don't like it?
Well, for starters we don't have any control of our emotions.
It's like emotional roller coaster from start to finish.
One time u're laughing, enjoying urself, another time u just break down & cry for no apparent reason.
One thing's for sure, hormonal imbalance could do us more harm than good.
I remember being mean & heartless to the ones I love,
I've lost count on how many times I lash out on them over silly or inappropriate things.
To make things worse, I would be constantly hungry thus stuffing myself like crazy with unhealthy food (like I what I did just now).
Not to forget, I have huge break-outs on my already flawed face.
I just don't feel pretty at all.
And that's definitely not a good thing especially when u're a female.
That's why I'll try to stay away from any human contact fearing I'd turned into a whole different person.
So guys, the next time ur sister, friend, girlfriend, wife or mother snap or tear up over the smallest thing,
Do remember that's not the real us.
Blame our hormones. ;)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

waterfront's really not that bad

Just came back from having a jolly good time with hot babes Lynn aka fellow blogger Ahmoi Chantek & Anne.
We stuffed ourselves at Ipoh Kopitiam, Wisma Tun Jugah (the first for all three), knocked some pins at Riverside Bowl & later before the two of them left for MBO Spring to watch Valentine's Day,
we decided to take a stroll down the Waterfront & breathe some fresh night air.
(Fyi, I didn't join them for the movie because the hall the movie will be playing is an all couple seat hall.
Since there are just 3 of us & if I'd like to watch the movie, I'd have to pay double for the ticket.
Far from sumone u love & having to pay double just to watch a movie about valentine's day, it couldn't be any more depressing than that)
Ok, where were we?
Oh yes, the Waterfront.
Honestly, I don't really favor the place because I don't like the crowd that hang around the place, it's quite dark for my liking, preferred spots for couples to show public display of affection & because there's just nothing there.
But tonight, it was different.
We came across 2 street performers playing the guitar & another musical instrument that looks like a flute but kinda sound like a saxophone.
(I apologize for being musically impaired)
Anyway, when we reached there, they had started playing the instruments & damn, they sound good!
Really good!
And I am starting to like the place already.
The 3 of us sat there for almost an hour coz we just can't get enough of their talents.
With the wind blowing softly on our faces & people selling flowers & gifts for valentine's day passing us by,
listening to beautiful music with great company, things couldn't be any better than that.
What a great way to end the night.

Friday, February 12, 2010

where is it?

I need help.

I seriously in need of one right now.

I CAN'T FIND MY ASTRO REMOTE!!!

I left it somewhere an hour ago & now I just don't have the slightest clue of its whereabout.

I searched everywhere but still, no luck.

I m freaking frustrated with myself.

ARGH!

Updated: Remote found. By mum. I should tie it around my neck next time. Haha..

Thursday, February 11, 2010

tooth fairy?

Watched Tooth Fairy starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson last night.
It wasn't until much later into the movie that Fieza & myself found ourselves laughing to stitches..
I still can't get over the Easter Island remark.
Hilarious!
So while we're at that subject of the tooth fairy,
I'd like to share a story with y'all.

I was 6 at that time & I had one tooth just waiting to come off.
Within a few days, it finally did.
Wasn't sure whether driven by curiousity, fascination, money or maybe all three,
I decided to place my tooth under my pillow.
And when I woke up the next morning & lifted the pillow,
Guess what I found?
MONEY!
Yes, I'm not kidding.
It wasn't USD1 note that I found but coins.
Lots & lots of them.
I didn't remember the exact total but I could never forget how I felt at that time.
Shocked is an understatement.
When u're a kid & u believe almost everything others tell u,
when one of those things actually happened to u,
the feeling is definitely out of this world.
Maybe, just maybe I'll try again when I have children of my own.
;)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

enough already

I was at a wedding just now and while warming up to a woman there,
my mother introduced me to her.
I don't mind being introduced but I definitely regretted what I was about to hear.
Especially to a total stranger.

"Tok la kakak nya. Nya belum kahwin gik."
(This is her sister. She's not married yet)

I almost choked but managed to utter,

"Mak, perlukah padah nak ya juak?"
(Mum, is that really necessary?)

Can u believe that?
My own mother?

Sigh.

Friday, February 5, 2010

a woman scorned

This morning I discovered something amiss from my aunt's car.
Turned out, some low-lifes broke into her car & stole her stereo.
Fyi, the car was parked right in front of our house.
Just a few feet away from our front door.
And the stereo they took?
Nothing fancy, just the standard stereo installed for Kelisa SE.
They had skillfully took out the whole piece of the left backside window & guess what, they even had the decency to leave that whole piece of window inside the car.
This would be the second time such thing happened to my aunt.
Previously her backside window was smashed but the thief managed to take only a few coins & notes.
At that time, her car was parked in front of her workplace.
And not forgetting, my car which was stolen at a public parking space at Everrise BDC (together with my friend's laptop, my favourite France sandals & my magic 8 ball)
In broad daylight!
I'm praying hard for the thieves to die a slow & painful death & forever rot in hell.
Only then will I be satisfied.

Monday, February 1, 2010

mushy mode (^_^)

Have u ever love someone so much that. . . . .

Ur face lights up everytime u talk about him?
U start blushing everytime someone mentions his name?
U think about him all day, every single day?
U're trying ur hardest to be perfect for him?
U'd do just about anything to make him happy?
U can't help but worry about him all day eventhough he's doing just fine?
U wanna dedicate all the love songs in the world for him?
U want to grow old together & spend ur lifetime loving him, just him?
U wanna scream so that the whole world knows how deeply in love u are?
Ur heart is filled with so much love it feels like it's about to burst within seconds?
U can't imagine life without him?
All u wanna do is love him?

I have, still am & always will.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

tagged!

Tagged by AHMOI CHANTEK.

1) Where is your cell phone?
In my hands.

2) Relationship?
Long distance sucks.

3) Hair?
Black, wavy, frizzy & damaged. In urgent need of a haircut.

4) Work?
Pays the bill.

5) Sister?
I'm Nieza in the middle. :)

6) Favourite thing?
Animal printed anything. Grrrr!

7) Dream last night?
Can't recall.

8) Favourite drink?
Fruit juice.

9) Dream car?
BMW 5 Series.

10) Shoes?
Definitely heels!

11) Fears?
Losing my loved ones.

12) What do you want to be in 10 years?
The ultimate superwoman. Career woman, daughter, wife, mother, friend, all wrapped up into one. ;)

13) Who did u hang out with last weekend?
Geng KK - awg, ap, juzz, fieza & bobet at my house for late brother's makan 7.

14) What are u not good at?
Finding a mate? Haha..

15) One of your wish list items?
I <3 NY tshirt.

16) Where you grew up?
Kota Samarahan & Kuching.

17) Last thing you did?
YM with Leona.

18) What are you wearing?
Casual wear for work & dinner later.

19) What aren't you wearing?
Anything too bright & eye catchy. Wouldn't want too much attention.

20) Pet?
Now in cat heaven. Miss u puddy tat!

21) Computer?
Sony vaio. Can't remember the model.

22) Life?
Is full of surprises. When u're given lemons, make lemonade. ;)

23) Missing?
My secondary school years. The best 5 years of my life!

24) What are you thinking about right now?
What to devour for lunch. I'm starving!

25) Car?
Viva Elite in Midnight Blue.

26) Kitchen?
Wouldn't know I exist coz I'm seldom in there. :p

27) Favourite colour?
Black, dark purple.

28) Last time you laughed?
So hard? Last night at Bimmers with Fieza.

29) Last time you cried?
When my second brother passed away on 17th Jan. He was 32.

30) School?
SRK Green Road, SMK Green Road & SM Sains Kuching.

31) Love
Is a feeling u feel u're going to feel when u have a feeling u feel u haven't felt before.

32) Tag?
Y0U'RE IT! ;)