Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays

Remember when i've posted on Islamic calendar? And mine falls on Awal Muharram? And i said i'll be celebrating my birthday thrice this year, 2 on Awal Muharram and 1 on the 27th of September itself? Yes, this year we have 2 Awal Muharram's, so i'll be celebrating me birthday, again for the third time! And as a celebration i'm going on holidays.

I'll be gone for holidays 23rd to 29th December 2008. No updates till i'm back. Hopefully i'll have loads of stories to share with, and hopefully i'll blog before New Year itself :)

If you guys are having your holidays as well, don't drink & drive safely.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Cinderella story

Remember last week when i had to attend 2 weddings?
Okay one was perfectly normal but the other was not! Well, nothing to do with the groom being my friend. But something terrible happened when i was there.


On Sunday, i had put on my new "baju kurung". A yellow number. A pretty one indeed with matching hijab and also a pretty gold heels i had in my shoe closet for quite some time now. It was all perfect. Yes, i was excited about this wedding as the groom is a close friend of mine and Edros. So, upon arrival at the hall, as the normal ritual, i would greet and "salam" everyone, the family members. So as i was doing all that and approaching my table, i felt something was wrong. So i looked to my feet and there it goes, the strap was torn.Believe it or not ?
Omygod!! I felt so embarassed but thank goodness no one was looking. How would i pass through the buffet table? What if i have to walk around? Elly was so generous to get me my plate of "nasi minyak". So as i was seated, we tried to figure out what to do with it, what's inside her handbag and my clutch to help the situation with terrible laughs about it, Elly, handed a plaster. And i was like "What good would it do?" It actually do good. She just plastered the whole thing and it was great to walk on, again. Alhamdulillah. i could walk again. So after the cake cutting ceremony we wanted to head back. Again, we "salam" the family members and just as i was talking to the groom's mother, it happened again. But on the other side.

So there goes Sayangness' glass slipper. But in my story, no prince charming would pick up my slippers as its torn!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A friend shared this beautiful song. So as a lovely friend, i'm sharing this with you too.

Rascall Flatts - What Hurts The Most
I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don’t bother me
I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out
I’m not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again I pretend I’m ok
But that’s not what gets me
What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was tryin’ to do
It’s hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
But I’m doin’ It
It’s hard to force that smile when
I see our old friends and I’m alone
Still Harder
Getting up, getting dressed, livin’ with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade give away all the words that I saved in my heart
That I left unspoken
What hurts the most
Is being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do
What hurts the most
Is being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do
Not seeing that loving you
That’s what I was trying to do

three point four


Okay, happy face and extra claps for my sister, NORALISA ZUBIR. Please cheer for my sister.

She got her transcript today and she got good results for her first semester. Alhamdulillah :)

Hehe. spaQ2 is back. When all my other fave shows will soon "get some rest".

I'm not a fan of Malay shows but since now Malaysian acts are getting better and the actors/actresses are much much better than those in the 80's (i'm only referring to some of them, so jangan perasan).

There's this girl, Sheila Ooh La La (Kencana Devi), i like her a lot. Very the kaypo! But sadly Intan Azura and Elly Mazlein is no more with SpaQ.

Ok,got to go, its uploaded.I'm watching it online @ TV3.


Oh,oh and before that, Toshop's on sale starting today and i had my grab during lunch since i can't go with Eida Beyda after work cos i'll be working till late, meeting datelines. So go serbu people!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This Weekend

This weekend, i'll have 2 weddings to attend. I bet a lot of you guys would as well (attend weddings). Please don't tell me you'll be sitting at home "attending" Mawi and Ekin's wedding. I've had enough of their wedding coverage that another bit would make me gag. I'm definitely not jealoused at all that they're geting married but please.. stay out of my way. You guys just make me puke!

This weekend a cousin of mine, Kak Tuty will get married and an oldtime friend/neighbour is getting married too. Thank God, the time does not clash. I have this weddings next year which all 3 falls on the same day and in different states. So help me, how am i suppose to attend 2 of my cousins wedding from both my parent's side and being a bridesmaid to my good friend from KDU Miss Emma Kalsum? If only dear Papa owns AirAsia! :)

This weekend, i'll be staying in the office again, sorting out my stuffs, my work, whatever need to be done before i leave for my utterly loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong holiday (yes, please dont envy me, im just lucky the boss is me :). I'll be away from the 23rd of December till 4th. So double yay!

And since i'll be off for my holidays, this weekend, i'll be packing my luggage :) oh, and that reminds me to spring-clean my not-o-messy room. Care to help anyone?

Happy days!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

KIKI and the Pet Society

Meet my pet KIKI

I'm so glued to this game since it was introduced last Thursday by my colleagues, Kak M, Roro and my brother. They were so attached to it, so i felt left out.

Being the newbie, i was so excited that I play all day, in between jobs and I slept late (like 3am) just to collect points and just to play with it.

After all this while being a babbling "mother" to my brothers about playing computer games and PlayStation, i'm being one myself. Sheesh, i'm ashamed.

But this is different, it's so cool! But u'll have to experience it yourself.

Okay peeps, got to go play!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Body of Lies


Last night, her Sayangness went for a movie with siblings and friends. Body of Lies. Yes, Her Sayangness was into something serious and the fact that Leonardo Dicaprio's the star (my fave actor with such great talent!). However. it didn't suit the time as serious movies should never be watched at midnight. It'll be a waste. You drooling and snoring while others try to concentrate. I'm not speaking for myself, but my sis. Haha. She's not a big fan of serious movies or action packed movies. So there goes her 10 bucks

Well, another thing is the State's Governor was there to watch with us too and we, or perhaps should i say i, felt so honoured. Well, with gazillions bodyguard and police officers, i don't think anyone would want to miss it, should they? Haha. All of us felt like royalties. Royalties for 250 minutes. :)

About the preview, click on GSC cos i'm tired of reviewing it. It a good movie minus the part where its all about jihad, Islam, bombing whatever. Yawns! Okay, i don't like it when these movie-makers starts to include religions and condemning one another. Americans against the Jihad and the other way around. Before i bore you and you start to snore, i better get going.


Prepare for the Monday blues :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Places to see before they disappear

Yes, you read it right, DISAPPEAR! They are going to disappear, i thought, how?

I read this on Yahoo! today (you can check it yourself, if you don't believe me) and to my surprise they are really going to disappear. I can't believe it. Perhaps its the global warming, perhaps not. One thing or the other, i can't believe it. I mean, of course, if given a chance, i would want to see the 'gift of love'. How romantic of Shah Jahan? Where have all the good men gone, right? I have always thought of visiting Taj Mahal as, you know, for honeymooners, or maybe visiting it later when you're married. And from what i heard from Cintahati's mom, Taj Mahal is definitely a wonder. Beautiful, magnificent were some of the words she said (minus the part where India is not really a hygienic country, whoops!). I'm so not happy with this fact. I really hope, i get to see Taj Mahal before it disappears and only seen on postcards. InsyaAllah.
Plus, not only Taj Mahal would be disappeared but also some others including
  • Pyramids of Giza,
  • Lord Howe Island, Australia
  • Gu Gong (Forbidden City), China, and
  • Little Green Street, London


Consider visiting these rare cultural, historic, and natural sites before they are irrevocably altered or gone forever

The Taj Mahal


If the plan to close the Taj Mahal goes into effect, it would reduce this over-the-top mausoleum — built by Shah Jahan (fifth emperor of the Mughal dynasty) to mourn his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal — to a mere postcard silhouette instead of the spiritual experience it can be.

Even a recent rise in admission prices doesn't deter floods of tourists from shuffling through the Taj Maha l — three to four million tourists every year. Between the crowds and the air pollution that's eating away its white stone facade, tourism officials are considering closing this 17th-century landmark to the public, leaving its fabulous domed symmetry — that graceful center onion dome, the four smaller surrounding domes, the slender punctuating minarets, the serene reflecting pool — visible only from afar.


Shah Jahan placed this memorial beside the Yamuna River, despite the constant risk of flooding, because it was next to the bustling market of the Tajganj, where it is said he first saw Mumtaz selling jewels in a market stall. Work started in 1641, and it took 20,000 laborers (not to mention oxen and elephants) 22 years to complete; its marble came from Rajasthan, the precious stones from all over Asia. In the late 19th century, the badly deteriorated Taj Mahal was extensively restored by British viceroy Lord Curzon; what will today's Indian government do to preserve this treasure?

word of the day : SUPERWOMAN


SUPERWOMAN


Yes, like Christina Aguilera's song and i'd like to change Neyo's "Miss Independent" to Miss Superwoman. Why i say this is because, i've been working my "self" off this week just to cover up my holidays from 23rd to 29th (it might be extended till new year). So whatever i have to get done, i'll have to do it within the next few days. But truth be told, i worked till midnight.


Believe it or not? Midnight!


Cintahati even called me SUPERWOMAN!


I'm supposed to be flattered with the compliments but its not. I took it as an insult. Yes, i thought he was sarcastic, then. Whatever-lah, but i don't like to think about work stuff when i put my sunnies and flip flops ready for my vacation. I get totally pissed if i do, don't you? Please tell me i'm no weirdo, but sometimes, like all the time, i get so ticked when someone or anything annoys me when my head is in multiple knots, berceramuk, kusut, everything. Plus its PMS time so, thank you very much, i don't even feel like seeing anyone. Especially when zits starts popping like no one's business.


Before i start to maki tak pasal-pasal, i hope you guys have a great weekend.


XOXO

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Overtime

Its, again and again, the toughest time of the month.

I and the whole gang have to stay up late, making panda bear eyes, eat pizza takeaways, scoop our last Baskin Robbins again. Not that it's a bad idea but its FATTENING!! My tummy especially chose not to communicate with my brain, so everything's going hay-wire. But i can't blame Ms Tummy cos Mr Body are working extra hard and Little Miss Eyes are going opposite ways now!

This is even worst than Ugly Betty's dreams or even Blair Waldorf's wildest dreams!!

I'm in need of a masseuse (or is it just an excuse!)

Talking about Ugly Betty and Gossip Girls, well, its almost the end of their season now and i won't have an excuse to watch TV series through my flat screen/lcd monitor. Sad case. Especially when it's all hot and saucy when Blair finally confesses to Chuck (smiling dreamily!) and the fact that Heroes are getting so complicated yet I'm so glued to it, watching week after week and Ugly Betty is better than ever, greater!

But i fret it won't be long since i'll get other addictions to continue with.
One Tree Hill.
Friends re-run.
ANTM
Project Runway
90210.

anything at all, i'm up to it. Plus the books piling up and the new ones Cintahati got me at the book fair at City Square JB last weekend will definitely keep me company.
You know you love me. XOXO

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ok PMS or not, its the time of the month which you should hang on tight to your "hunny bunny". Call them whatever you want, do whatever they like even if your body screams of pain. What more would you want to offer since its almost Christmas and End of Year and the Malaysia Saving Sale formerly known as YES (Year End Sale) is happening all around. And today in particular, to feed my high demand and expensive hobby, Habib's on sale.


After yesterday's tutorials on how to deal with your PMS girlfriend, this would do so much wonders to her. Believe me. i know so! Even if, she's not in the time of the month, just be prepared or better still prevent it rather than to cure later on, since the sale will only last till end on this year.

I should better get going, people and "shine" myself off. Problem is, i won't be shopping any soon since i'll havve to secure some for my Christmas trip later on :)

PMS : Trust me, we can't help it


I understand people withdraw themselves from talking about this matter for some reason -- like it is "improper" or forbidden or something, I don’t know. But in my opinion, I don't see what the big deal is.

It crops up to me a few seconds ago that perhaps members of the opposite sex (men!) still don’t get it. (Yes, you won't have to figure this one out, I'm having my PMS now)


What men often don't seem to understand, is that PMS is very real! Valid! Factual! What else? It isn't a reason to be irritating or a nag. It isn't a reason for being overly sensitive and shedding a tear or two at the cheesy movie scenes. And it really isn't something we can have power over. We struggled and strived and there are some ways to minimize the consequences, although the reality is, we occasionally merely can't help it.

Women's bodies (some more than others) go through physical, hormonal transformations during this time of the month and we, mainly, experience like we are on a roller coaster. Only it isn't like a "weeee!! another loop-dee-loop!!" fun roller coaster. It is a flat-out physically and emotionally un-fun roller coaster.

And for some reason, hardly any men seem to recognize how to deal with these feelings. They make an effort, heaven knows they try, and I'm sure it isn't easy; nevertheless possibly it is a lack of understanding that maintains them from successfully managing the situation.

And although it also might make their lives easier, I suppose men do have some responsibility to assist their wife or girlfriend out in these circumstances. It unquestionably isn't something they should just overlook. Why not help us through it rather than make it more difficult for us? We have the babies, we deal with pain on a monthly basis and we acquire to endure menopause later in life. We may well at least make use of a little empathy and consideration from our men throughout the few days a month that our bodies are rebelling against us.

I know we can sometimes get a little bit scary, but bear with us...

To make it a little bit easier, I want to pass on a few pieces of guidance to men (even if they all stopped reading after they saw those three letters -- P-M-S -- maybe the females still reading will have some tools to pass on).


#1: Never, EVER say the following: "I hate when you have PMS," "You're only saying that/acting that way since you have PMS," etc. Even though it may very well be true, it really makes us mad. And although we are most likely exaggerating, our feelings are genuine and compelling. (For example, I get a lot more irritated when my husband leaves his wet towel in a pile on the bathroom floor when I have PMS, but it still annoys me other times of the month.) Your best bet? Don't even mention "PMS" unless we bring it up. And even then, maybe you might want to just let us do the talking.

#2: Don't leave us alone and unaccompanied. Even if we say we need to be left alone, what we truly want is a nice cuddle, some chocolate and a back rub. Is that so hard? Don't pay attention to us, don't take it personally, you don't even have to talk. Just spring into action immediately. Repeat after me: Hug, chocolate, massage. Hug, chocolate, massage. Hug, chocolate, massage.

#3: For roughly one week a month, even if we are wrong and even if we try, do not argue with us. Just don't. Because probabilities are, even if you have the more rational disagreement, you won't win this one.


#4: Take us out to dinner (fried food=woman with PMS' best friend) or offer yourself in the kitchen. Give us flowers, even if you plucked them from the neighbor's garden, the park wherever. Tell us we are beautiful, even if we look depressed and bloated. Feed us chocolate. Or better still, all of the above. The one obsession that is sure to make us feel better is some good, old-fashioned pampering. And we deserve it!


#5: Don't freak out when we cry. We are expressive this time of the month, and let's be honest, most women are emotional to begin with. So men, please, hand us a tissue and try not to make the colossal mistake of making fun of us as we cry over an "Armageddon" re-run.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The tagging game by Reena

Tag No. 1

Telah ditagged oleh Reena

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any 1 questions that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

RULE #2 Tag 5 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by and continue this game by sending it to other people.

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
- He knows how i'll be.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
- To live happily, dunia dan akhirat

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?
- Someone.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
- My own foundation, investments, shop, shop, shop, and so much more

5. Will you fall in love with your bestfriend?
- i've fallen in love with him, the best friend, the first love

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
- i'm lucky to be blessed with both. i love him entirely and so does he

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?
- Alhamdulillah, we had waited for over a decade

8. If the person you secretly love like is already attached, what would you do?
- Depends. :)

9. What do you pray each day for your loved one?
- So we would be blessed with great health and wealth, love and happiness and semoga we could love until our last breath together

10. What takes you down the fastest?
- Empty tummy

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
- Blissed with tonnes of kids in the house and cintahati by my side helping me managing his kids

12. What do you really want at the moment of responding to this tag?
- To be close to him, always

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
- Like she said, we met when we were in our teens, fun loving person. hope to meet her at coffee bean someday and yap about shopping things

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
- i dont mind. wats the point being rich and not sharing it with the one u love.

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
- call him to wake him up

16. What’s the character must have in your partner?
- he loves me seadanya, understands me inside out, pampers me, funny and knows how to make me laugh.. and everything in cintahati

17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
- im in love with one and only one

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing the someone has done?
- i'll remember every details but i'll forgive but not forget

19. Do you prefer being single or having an affair or a relationship?
- i love being in a relationship as to witness his life and he witness mine. which is so beautiful

20. Would you leave your family behind just to chase your dreams?
- im not. im working with them, if i run they run too

Tag No. 2

Ni plak telah ditagged oleh Reena jugak

1. Do u think u are HOT?
- Hot not.

2. When was the last time u ate pizza?
- Last week since we stayed at the office till late

3. The last song u listen too?
- one last chance by him

4. What are u doing right now besides this?
- missing him A LOT since i talked to him 2 hours ago

5. What name u prefer besides yours?
- Noradura, my name. i love it

6. People to tag:
- ET dimitrie
- Kak M
- Mynn
- Dirah
- Mummy Ain

7. Who is no.1?
- my bestie in ireland. we stayed together for 3 years and been friends for 7 years now?

8. No.3 is having relationship with?
- im not sure. Sorry mynn but i think she loves shuck bass
9. Say something about no.5
- Ain is expecting a baby YAY!

10. How about no.4?
- Dirah is a hot accountant ans i miss her

11. Who is no.2?
- No. 2 is my super sis in the office. Kak M i miss u. lame tak jumpe!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The 23 year old

The birthday boy


My birthday gift

The birthday choir




Makna



Apalah makna siang tanpa matahari?

Apalah makna malam tanpa bulan dan bintang?

Apalah makna lautan tanpa khazanahnya?

Apalah makna taman tanpa bunga?

Apalah makna hati tanpa cinta?

Apalah makna aku tanpa kamu?

Lili Buat Najah

Lili buat Najah by Nazurah Aishah.

Yes my current read. A Malay-titled book. A book that touches hearts. I say hearts as it did it now only to me, but also to dear ET.

I won't spoil you by revealing what's inside (Sorry!) but you'll have to experience it yourself. I'm not sure if its me being a softie but ET was touched herself. I got this book through MPHonline but you can click(on the sidebar) at Nazurah Aishah and order from the author herself.

Last night i read it before i sleep, saving the last 100 pages. I ended up waking in the wee morning to open my reading light and read, weeping till its last pages. Yes, i cried. I cried badly that i have a swollen panda bear eyes to go to work.

Thank you Nazurah Aishah for sharing me the experience. Hope she reads it, if ever, she drops to my blog. Thank you ET for sharing this book :)

Nazurah Aishah actually did drop in my humble blog. Here's what she said

Nazurah Aishah said...
I am touched to know that you like the book and thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here...different style of reviewing books ;)

For Adura and your Cintahati, There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved… ~ George Sand

Love,Nazurah

Thank you Nazurah Aishah. Thanks again and a million more.

Shuz




It was definitely not my birthday.

But i got myself a pressie

A beautiful white beauty

Isn't she lovely?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sugar High

(Photo courtesy of Beaut Kids)

"Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong." " - Marianne Williamson


I'm happy today.

Happy bacause it feels like i fell in love again for the millionth time :)

I'm happy today.

Happy because i went to meet my family doctor since i've been coughing for a week now. Elly wanted to check if she has diabetic ( blood sugar-level) or not. So she pushed me to check as well. So i did. Her reading was 8.1 slightly above the normal and mine, to my surprise was 5.9! How much happier could i be? I'm free from diabetes and i can enjoy sugary stuff but i wouldn't want to gain more weight. So, no thank you.

I'm happy today.

Lucky number 3


Edros

ET on Halloween

Day dreaming Dirah

Today 3 0f my favourite people is celebrating their birthdays.
Edros (the brother)

ET (the 306 sister)

Dirah (the ex-classmate)

An extra candle on the cake.

"All i pray for is for their days to come be filled with much love and happiness,
great health and wealth among the people whom they love most."

So the best part is i SMS-ed Edros before i slept last night.
Sayangness: Happy birthday. Sorry tahun ni takde present cos i simpan duit kawen :) Tu la sape suroh bagi idea tu sebelum your birthday.. Hehe

I waited for the reply, but none. Ternyata Edros kechewa because i didnt get him a gift.
As for ET, early morning, i called from my office since i saw her YM status available. It was half past 12 in Dublin, Ireland. When she answered the call, i put on the birthday song and she was gigling happily. I felt happy as well. After 5 minutes on the phone, we continued YM-ing each other. Here's a piece of our conversation.

adura sayangness: Happy birthday org tua. Boleh da kot masuk ROOTS?
Et dimitrie: ahahaaaaa.. thank u!!!Masuk ROOTS la?
adura sayangness: welcome
Et dimitrie: cesssssss
adura sayangness: kan happy slalu situ?
Et dimitrie: ahhahaa.. cesss
Cessss seems like my fav word these days
hahah.. ignore me
seyes ke tade keje?
adura sayangness: yup. hehe. keje saye harini melayan awak
Et dimitrie: hahah. bagus
sy dapat dayang harini
adura sayangness: iskk mengade btol!!
n since its ur bday, i wore your fav color
chomel kan?
Et dimitrie: ya right!
adura sayangness: serious!
Et dimitrie: what color?
adura sayangness: green!
Et dimitrie: hahah. ok!
adura sayangness: btol kn?
Et dimitrie: tenk u for thetot
adura sayangness: see im so sweet
Et dimitrie: thetot=dodgy!
*the tot
u always sweet
adura sayangness: i knw, u too.
i wish u all the love n happiness, health n wealth.
May Allah grant all our wishes
Et dimitrie: aminnnn
thank u
eh do u have webcam?
adura sayangness: takde. mesti nk tgk dura pakai baju hijau ke tak kan ?
sory dear. kat opis mane la ade webcam
nnt dura pasang curik2 k
tp kne tunggu dura beli la
hehe
Et dimitrie: ahahaaaa
taklaaaah
bcoz boleh webcam together2
there's more actually but the more of the private heart-to-heart things, but i thought our conversation was cute n funny so i posted a 'piece' of it.

Happy birthday you guys!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

23 Practical Things You Can Do to Help Stop Violence Against Women



  1. When someone tells you about the violence she has faced, listen and believe her.

  2. Learn about violence against women, and challenge the stereotypes around the issue.

  3. If you think that someone is being abused, ask questions. Find out how you can help

  4. Help yourself heal yourself from any violence in your life and share when you’re ready

  5. Teach children non-violence and don’t use violence as a form of punishment.

  6. Try to change any attitude and actions that may promote sexism and violence.

  7. Find ways to use your time, energy and money to help end violence against women.

  8. If you see any form of media that you find degrades women, feedback to the company.

  9. Encourage people who commit violence to get help. Don’t turn a blind eye.

  10. Participate in acts of remembrance for victims of violence. Celebrate survival.

  11. Tell someone about HIV/AIDS.

  12. Donate to charity at least once a year.

  13. Purchase a fund raising item.

  14. Persuade your girlfriend to leave her abusive boyfriend.

  15. Share your food with a needy person.

  16. Practise safer sex by using condoms.

  17. Volunteer at a WAO shelter.

  18. Escort a friend to the police station.

  19. Delete sexist jokes.

  20. Speak out against racist remarks.

  21. Help your wife do housework.

  22. Teach my son to help around the house.

  23. Teach my daughter to stand up for herself.


Source: WAO’s Facebook Group

3 more days



This is how i look like today.

Busy. Yes ma'am!

No without the extra 3 hands

Sampai dah tak tau yang mane satu nak buat, yang mane satu nak siapkan.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

She's back

yes she's back!!!

who?

my other quarter :)

Noralisa Zubir
im happy. happy sesangat
even though i have 9 to 5 work, and sometimes we dont talk
but we know we love each other that no one can tear us apart (minus the usual catfights!)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Coach on Sale

Yes, believe it or not people!
COACH is on SALE...
... and i cancelled my plans to KL

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mehnah kepada Mawaddah dan Rahmah



Salam.
In this entry I am not trying to preach and be someone I am not. Who am I to speak about religious matters? All I am is a Muslim whom is surrounded by wrongdoings and lack of Iman. However, that should not stop me from educating myself from religious matters, as one should move forward to make oneself a better Muslim. I will not disagree that we’re bound to commit sins every now and then, but the Almighty persuades us to be educated through Al-Quran and to educate others too. So here I am, sharing an article taken from http://saifulislam.com, which I found in Hanna’s blog.

Therefore, i hope all my friends and fellow Muslims, fathers and mothers, husbands and wifes, future brides and grooms to read this entry with an open heart. May you b inspired as i am.

Thank you Hanna for sharing such interesting sites and thank you to Ustaz Abu Saif for opening my eyes and mind to the greatness of beautiful Islam.

Mehnah Kepada Mawaddah dan Rahmah

KESUNGGUHAN MENYELESAIKAN MASALAH
Seperkara yang harus disedari oleh para suami, talak dan poligami bukannya HAK milik mereka, tetapi TANGGUNGJAWAB untuk ia diuruskan sebaik mungkin.

Tatkalau suami membayangkan bahawa talak atau poligami itu adalah HAK dan bukannya AMANAH yang diberikan Allah atas kurniaan jati dirinya sebagai lelaki, suami itu membelakangkan Allah dan mendustakan-Nya dengan memutuskan kaitan talak dan poligami itu dengan Allah.

TERTIPU OLEH PERASAAN
Tatkala seorang suami berkenalan dengan cinta kedua, isteri yang sedia ada sering kelihatan buruk celanya. Serba serbi tidak kena. Cinta kedua itulah ‘penemuan sejati’ yang terlewat tapi belum terlambat.

Suami terlupa bahawa hubungannya dengan isteri pertama banyak dibelenggu oleh tekanan dan bebanan. Ia datang dari tanggungjawab yang sudah terpikul di atas bahu mereka berdua. Anak-anak, harta benda, kewangan dan pelbagai lagi. Semua itu menjadi sumber tekanan, dan mustahil hubungan nampak indah dalam keadaan masing-masing tertekan dan terbeban.

Akan tetapi segalanya nampak indah pada cinta kedua, kerana di situlah ditemui ketenangan.

Bergaduh dengan isteri di rumah, lari kepada cinta sejati yang setia.
Luahkan segalanya kepada dia.

Dia sungguh memahami.

Tetapi suami itu terlupa bahawa hubungan cinta kedua itu indah kerana ia belum datang dengan tanggungjawab. Belum ada komitmen. Hanya cinta dan perasaan yang cantik-cantik belaka. Justeru tidak rasional untuk sang suami membandingkan cinta keduanya dengan isteri pertama di dalam rumah. Amat salah alasan suami bahawa beliau yakin kekasihnya bakal membahagiakan, tanpa meneliti akan perihal tanggungjawab yang bakal mengiringi lafaz AKU TERIMA NIKAHNYA (kali berikutnya).

Berkahwin kerana perasaan tanpa mempedulikan tanggungjawab dan bebanan, adalah kebudak-budakan yang mengundang kehinaan. Kematangan usia gagal mematangkan pertimbangan.

SI MANIPULATIF ITU
Baikkah perempuan yang mengambil peluang dari mehnah yang sedang membelenggu suami dan isteri itu?

Tatkala mereka berdua sedang berjuang untuk menyelamatkan sebuah bahtera dengan anak-anak yang antara timbul dan karam itu, bagaimanakah rupa hati seorang perempuan yang datang menawarkan perahu ‘penyelamat’ untuk si lelaki dengan memejamkan mata terhadap nasib perempuan dan anak-anak di dalam kapal yang terumbang ambing itu? Apakah nilai iman dalam dirinya?


Daripada Abu Hurairah katanya Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda: “Jangan kamu saling berdengki, saling memuji barang untuk melariskannya, saling membenci, memulau dan jangan antara kamu yang membeli atas pembelian orang lain, hendaklah kamu menjadi hamba Allah yang bersaudara. Seorang muslim adalah saudara kepada muslim yang lain, dia tidak menzaliminya, tidak menghinanya. Taqwa itu di sini-baginda mengisyaratkan kepada dadanya sebanyak tiga kali-. Cukuplah seseorang itu melakukan kejahatan dengan menghina saudaranya yang muslim. Setiap muslim darahnya, hartanya dan maruahnya haram ke atas muslim yang lain. (Muslim)

Apakah rasional seorang lelaki mengahwini seorang perempuan yang tiada belas terhadap seorang perempuan lain yang memiliki hati dan diri sepertinya? Bagaimana pula dengan anak-anak itu? Sungguh, tiada justifikasi terhadap perbuatan sakit menyakiti seperti ini kecuali kerana masing-masing saling memandang dengan pandangan nafsu.

Dari Abu Mas’ud Uqbah bin Amr Al Anshary Al Badry radhiallahuanhu dia berkata: Rasulullah shollallohu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda : Sesungguhnya ungkapan yang telah dikenal orang-orang dari ucapan nabi-nabi terdahulu adalah : Jika engkau tidak malu perbuatlah apa yang engkau suka . (Riwayat al-Bukhari)

TERBALIK
Perbuatan menzalimi perempuan, apatah lagi dengan alasan-alasan agama, inilah modal yang digunakan oleh musuh-musuh Islam untuk menyabitkan penindasan Islam ke atas wanita. Perempuan sering tersepit di jalan mati, ketika lelaki bersenang lenang dengan pelbagai pilihan di tangannya yang didenifiniskan sebagai HAK, bukan lagi AMANAH dan TANGGUNGJAWAB.

Mungkin jenayah terbesar di sebalik krisis-krisis ini ialah pemahaman-pemahaman yang salah terhadap hak dan peranan dalam rumahtangga, hingga penindasan, penganiayaan dan penderaan fizikal atau emosi anggota keluarga, merebak tanpa jelas kelihatan penyelesaiannya. Hingga suami tanpa sedar menjadi male chauvinist yang dicela Tuhan.


Kaum lelaki itu adalah pemimpin dan pengawal yang bertanggungjawab terhadap kaum perempuan, oleh kerana Allah telah melebihkan orang-orang lelaki (dengan beberapa kekelebihan) atas orang-orang perempuan, dan juga kerana orang-orang lelaki telah membelanjakan (memberi nafkah) sebahagian dari harta mereka. maka perempuan-perempuan yang soleh itu ialah yang taat (kepada Allah dan suaminya), dan yang memelihara (kehormatan dirinya dan apa jua yang wajib dipelihara) ketika suami tidak hadir bersama, Dengan pemuliharaan Allah dan pertolonganNya. Dan perempuan-perempuan yang kamu bimbang melakukan perbuatan derhaka (nusyuz) hendaklah kamu menasihati mereka, dan (jika mereka berdegil) pulaukanlah mereka di tempat tidur, dan (kalau juga mereka masih degil) pukulah mereka (dengan pukulan ringan yang bertujuan mengajarnya). kemudian jika mereka taat kepada kamu, maka janganlah kamu mencari-cari jalan untuk menyusahkan mereka. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Tnggi, lagi Maha Besar. [Al-Nisaa' 4: 34]

MAWADDAH DAN RAHMAH


Dan di antara tanda-tanda yang membuktikan kekuasaan dan rahmatNya, bahawa Dia menciptakan untuk kamu (wahai kaum lelaki), isteri-isteri dari kamu sendiri, supaya kamu bersenang hati dan hidup mesra dengannya, dan dijadikannya di antara kamu (suami isteri) perasaan kasih sayang dan belas kasihan. Sesungguhnya yang demikian itu mengandungi keterangan-keterangan (yang menimbulkan kesedaran) bagi orang-orang yang berfikir. [Al-Room 30: 21]

Mawaddah itu adalah cinta yang terhasil, kesan dari usaha menyemainya di dalam jiwa antara suami dan isteri. Mawaddah hanya ada antara suami dan isteri, sebagai cinta yang diperjuangkan dalam sebuah rumahtangga. Segala susah payah yang diharungi dengan jiwa memberi oleh suami dan isteri menyuburkan mawaddah ini…

TIDAK MUDAH
Tidak mudah untuk saya ungkapkan hal ini. Ia lebih kepada usaha meredakan keresahan diri tatkala beberapa kes dengan plot dan jalan cerita yang sama, mendatangi kehidupan.

Kepada sang suami, isteri dan isteri atau bakal isteri, pulanglah kepada Allah sebagai hamba-hamba-Nya. Hamba yang tidak pantas bercakap tentang HAK, kerana kehambaan itu hanyalah pada tanggungjawab, memberi dan berperanan…

Tagging Miss ET

1. 7 facts about me/ fakta tentang saya:
-i work hard, save hard, shop hard!! (ade ke org mcm tu? me!!)
-i dont like to be mad and angry and marah tak tentu pasal, but it occurs to me ever so often
-everyone knows that i love pink, sometimes i'm sick of it
-despite the easier route, i love to challenge myself and take the harder ones
-when i shop, i'm fickle so my wardrobe's so full, my shoe collections is overloaded but i still buy new ones to collect more dusts
-i love romantic comedies, love stories anything lovey dovey, (eventhough sometimes i dont believe in happy endings which i always hope for) but i enjoy serious readings too
-i talk a lot (sometimes to myself, yes i'm a weirdo) but sometimes i dont like talking at all and lock myself in the room, if im not in the mood.

2. 7 things that scares me/perkara menakutkan saya di dunia:
(sorry ET, but we have same concerns)
-the world ends when i have so much that i havent done
-not being able to balas budi my parents
-marriage life? and getting Divorce? its a trend now, and i'm no trend follower
-Death of loved ones i.e family, friends
-Accidents that may affect my life
-What the future beholds with negativity that surrounds us (war and natural disasters)
-Qiamat/ Alam Barzakh

3. 7 current fave songs/lagu buat mase sekarang :
-Fall for you by Secondhand Serenade
-Can I have this dance by HSM3
-Tercipta Untukku, Cintahati's version
-Kekasih Gelapku, Cintahati's version
-When you look me in the eye by Jonas Brothers
-Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colby Caillat
-Wanita by Dato Siti Nurhaliza

4. 7 things i always say/perkara selalu di sebut :
-i love u
-lunch nak makan kat mane?
-Nak air suam
-hello
-whatever!
-ngok ngek kpale kemek
-tau takpe tempe tanak

5. 7 things i treasure most/perkara yang amat bernilai :
-family (duh!)
-Cintahati
-health & beauty
-handphone :)
-my clothes,accessories, hijab, makeups, books
-my office, my job
-savings!

6. 7 first time in my life/pertama kali dalam hidup saya :
-First concert, concert Ella ngan Papa n Mama n Dosh, We're rockxtars ok!
-First laptop, i'm waiting for my Pink Vaio
-First job, receptionist (part time) Finance Exec (current position)
-First drive, last 3 years (late driver, since i collected the accidents statistics to avoid driving)
-First nephew/niece, 2years old? since my niece/nephew is 2 years younger than me
-First acne/pimples, when i was 13 through highschool and till now. It's hard to maintain flawless skin. I'm happy with my skin now, thank you
-First flower, from Pa n Ma for my bday. it was a bouquet of white roses dyed to blue

7. 7 lucky people to continue the tag/orang bertuah sambung tag:
Kak M
Jezmine
Lil Miss Kechik
Marlissa
Queen Rania of Jordan,
Dato Siti Nurhaliza
Kimora Lee Simpson
(boleh ke?)

Monday, November 24, 2008

PGL the musical 3


This coming February 2009, Enfiniti pays tribute to LOVE, and celebrates valentine's month with the story of the legendary love of the heroic warrior Hang Tuah and the mythical princess of Gunung Ledang.

Envy me, green-eyed monsters. I bought tickets to watch it at discounted price. 1 for Edros, Elly, Mal, and i. How sweet, right? We'll be watching it on the lovely evening of 14th february 2009. Even if i don't celebrate Valentines, cos i celebrate LOVE anytime i want, i'm watching it with the people i love. Yay!!!.

Puteri Gunung Ledang is about the tragic romance between a spirited princess and a legendary warrior, set in the kingdom of Majapahit in ancient Java and the Sultanate of Malacca in the 15th century. Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical tells the legendary tale of Puteri, the princess, who yearns for true love.

Her brother, Gusti Adipati, the ruler of Majapahit, however, has different concerns. His kingdom is under threat of invasion by Demak, a neighbouring kingdom. He enlists the help of the Sultan of Malacca who arrives with an entourage led by His foremost warrior, Laksamana Hang Tuah.

Puteri and Hang Tuah fall in love and promise to be together on Mount Ledang after Tuah's mission to Demak. Unable to bear the long separation, Puteri decides to wait for her beloved on Mount Ledang. Little does she know that she has been betrothed by her brother to the Sultan of Malacca in exchange for Malacca's protection. The Sultan of Malacca orders his loyal and faithful warrior Hang Tuah to lead the delegation to Mount Ledang to ask for Puteri's hand in marriage.

Be moved to tears as the star-crossed lovers are torn in dilemma of love, loyalty and sacrifice. Set against a dazzling backdrop of breathtaking sets, costumes, music and choreography.

So what do you think? It's my second time for PGL the musical and i'll be having so much fun. I bet you wouldn't want to miss it too. Hurry clickety click at http://www.axcess.com.my/ and get your hands on these tickets!

Triangu-love

Don’t panic! I have a story, strictly fiction. Let’s just name them Mr. X and Ms X. Okay?

Mr. X and Miss X are friends. They tried dating but it did not last long since Miss X is not particularly interested in Mr. X despite his charming personality and his outstanding family background. She wanted more than that. She wanted love. However, they remained friends. Until present, Mr. X had been dating a beautiful woman with a kid (divorcee or widow I’m not sure), since. The thing is Mr. X’s mother and family disapproves their relationship especially of her status, reputation and culture differences. Mr. X’s parents is in need to get their son back as it seems that Mr. X’s girlfriend has a great negative effect in his life – I’m not sure voodoo or no voodoo, I’m no judge.

Due to these desperate measures, Mr. X’s mother and sister had been searching for ways to ‘help’ their beloved Mr. X. They have tried spoiling him with riches, offering him anything he wants and even consulted religious people for help. The last resort was to wed him with a young woman, not of his choice and definitely not Mr. X’s girlfriend.

Recently, Mr. X’s sister found great news when she heard that Miss X and Mr. X were friends. She thought it would be a perfect idea to tell their mother to wed Mr. and Miss X, instantaneously. Unfortunately, Miss X has a serious relationship and she would not possibly sacrifice her love and feeling for the riches and all materials he could provide.

Should Miss X sacrifice her love?
Should she choose to help her friend over her love?
Should she put other’s interest over hers?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

High School Musical 3

Believe it or not, i'm not a High School Musical or HSM in short junkie but yesterday i had to. I don't regret a single bit nor am i making a fuss out of it since its mostly for young people or teens and definitely not me (not to say i'm old) but i love musicals a lot, so why not? I ended up having so much fun watching HSM, and seriously i felt 5 years younger or maybe 10. Erk! Well it does not mean when you reach some certain age you have to ban all the songs, bands or movies you love to love when you were a kid right?

I used to dance to any video clips available. BSB , N Sync, Spice Girls, you name it! We'll (me, sister and cousin) have the video tape (then!) and pause and rewind and forward until it gets so jammed. It's so much fun and i don't need to go for gym or aerobics cos its definitely a workout. Don't you guys do it? If yes, you know what i mean if not, you guys really missed childhood when the pop music was such a hit! When everyone loves Nick Carter and JC Chasez for their babyface cute looks, i chose AJ and Justin Timberlake, just cos they're different.

Ok back to HSM, throughout the movie i really wished that i am Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) or Sharpay (Ashlyey Tisdale) or just any of the extra dancers available. It was so much fun. Plus among all the stick-thin pretty girls, there was this chubby cheerleader who danced so well. She was so good! Usually to relate HSM we'll definitely talk about tthe famous couple, Zac and Vanessa but what we had overlooked is Ryan and Kelsi, the cute quirky choreographer and musician item. I thought they were so cute and talented even without the spotlight on them. I'm not ignoring the fact that Ms Hudgens and Mr Efron were underestimated by me,but they really worked hard to pull each scene together!

So i'm urging you guys to re-discover the kid in you and watch High School Musical 3. If you're to shy, get a copy of the DVD and watch it alone, (You can definitely skip the cute corny part, if you want to) You'll totally agree with me :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

trauma-o-rama

Traumatic as it sounds, i was traumatized by yesterday's incident. I could've lost my 2 brothers. Not exxagerating here and not funny at all. I'm not really in the mood for blogging as i have a 2pm appointment for my monthly body treats. Perhaps tomorrow.

Whatever it is, if it's gonna rain, please avoid going to the beach. Please. Thank you!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Childhood memories

Childhood memories.

Do you have any of them? Definitiely tonnes of the good and bad ones. Well, today, over lunch i remembered this memory when Edros and i were a kid and we had to attend the Qur'an classes in the morning. Then, Iqmal was still a baby. Probably 1 or 2 years old. Everyday, before leaving the house, Papa would have to take him with us for a ride before we could actually head for our classes and Papa to his office. Iqmal had this thing if he's mad, he'll head to the frdge, grab an egg and let it go. Splat on the floor.

I thought it was cute and funny though. So i chose to share. :)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hungry Cash point

Cash point? ATM machine/teller whatever you call it it's just the same.

Last few days, Elly ad i went to Queensbay to get our Monopoly set, due to boredom, and i wanted to get some cash at the ATM machine nearby Jusco. So the normal rituals of pressing buttons and pin numbers, i patiently waited for my cash.

After 10 minutes, not a single RM50 note came out. So i guessed the machine was fasting and was too hungry that it ate my card. I called the Customer service and they asked me to check with the bank. Bad news is, its a standalone machine and they asked me to wait for the next 3 days for them to get it.

My ATM card had been loyal to me for the past 7 years, so i thought i might just change the new one but to get a new card is another RM12. Just smile and wave boys, like Skipper says. So now i have a brand new chilli red card. Yum yum!

Married life

Its is pure jinx that i read Mommy Ain's log and she was telling about how beautiful married life is despite the normal mishaps in her everyday life. Then when i went home, i watched a movie (i'm not sure if its old or new) by the title "Married Life" starred by Ex-Bond Pierce Brosnan. A nice movie about a man in his 50's who has another woman in his life after many years of marriage with the reason that his wife loves him for sex and nothing more while the other woman loves him for his romantic self. Whatever.

So in the movie, the man tried to kill his wife by poisoning her as to wed his young and pretty girlfriend (played by Rachel McAdams) but in the end was scared to lose his dear love as the new girlfriend had been 'saved' by his friend (Pierce Brosnan) as to protect his friend's marriage (how noble? if only there's a lot of friends as he is).

So in between the movie, i was being insecure but in a cute way (perasan sket kat sini, maaf ye) so i SMS-ed Him for his opinions. Here's part of the text:

Sayangness: will you still hold me when we sleep at night even when we're old?
Him: Bistu u ingat i nak tido ngn sape?
Sayangness: Will you still kiss me even if i takde gigi?
Him: I will bcoz time tu i pun takde gigi gak. so we r even. haha
Sayangness: *laughing* sampai tergolek-golek

I know it's corny in its own way, but thankfully i feel much secured by his statements. Thank you! InsyaAllah i will love you till the the end!
[updated 180809]

Write 'em off


I could not agree more when i read this, its about the world of television characters and personalities which is a complex one. There are those we adore, others we love to hate, and still those who shock us, surprise us, and keep us coming back for more week after week. But there's another troublesome category -- made up of both fictional characters and all-too-real reality buffoons -- who just seem to suck the life out of what is otherwise a perfectly pleasing show. Whether they're annoying, a complete snooze-fest, or simply too self-absorbed to sit through, they've got one thing in common: They've got to go. Here are the list of the top five TV faces we'd write off if only we could. Continue reading at http://tv.yahoo.com/slideshow/381/photos/
Maybe you couldnt agree more!

Bunga-bunga cinta (Flowers of love)


Congrats, congrats to Mr and Mrs Sinclair (Bunga Citra Lestari). I tooked this picture from God knows where as i thought it looked so vintage. So pretty the both of them. Seriously i have nothing against them. So as i browsed through their website at http://www.bashinlove.com/. How cute, kan? B for Bunga and Ash for Ashraf jadi laa Bash.

At the website i browsed more pretty pictures and as funny as i sound i totally fell in love with their idea. Balik kampung something something. And here's a clip of their wedding at The Saujana, Subang I'm so proud (tak pasal-pasal ) cos i've been to Saujana and i thought it's the perfect place to do as its more secluded and private and the ballroom, definitely a heartthrob!


The newlyweds were in beautiful tux and Bunga in a dress with cape-like veil. How cute is that? Simple yet so chic. They also entertained their guests with my personal fave song, Aku dan dirimu. Again, a great idea (after Dato Siti's idea) of singing your wedding song yourself. Except that i thought Cintahati would do the honor and not yours truly or else drops of rain will fall!!

So, before i perasan and berangan tak tentu pasal, again, congrats to Ashraf Sinclair and Bunga Citra Lestari!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hail the fashion goddess

As much as I dislike media attention whore Lindsay Lohan, it seems as if her pathetic drunken binges, drug abuse and ankle-fit alcohol detection devices rang in a new trend. That of anklets. Bizarre, but if it gets Chanel to create the eyebrow-raising 2.55 Ankle Bag, there must be something to it. A fad that will pass as quickly as it came.
Chanel Anklet in Gold, $1,325.

I thought it was so impossible to wear especially with hijab. Even if im not, i wouldn't wear it at my ankle! Imagine how you need to bend down to get it everytime you need to get some change or maybe your phone vibrates, if you put your cell instead of coins. Think???

But thank god for English model Agyness Deyn who made an appearance at the private party at the Chanel Boutique Dover Street Market dressed from head to toe in Chanel. The supermodel was wearing the latest and greatest from the house, including the Chanel Anklet in Red (which she wore on her arm) and the limited edition Chanel Union Jack quilted bag, £835 (above).


Swordfish saves the day

Today, due to Cintahati’s ever-loving sweetness, I’d like to share a story with you. It was so funny, that everytime I think about it, I’ll laugh for at least the next 5 minutes. Hope you had a good laugh too.

It happened last week when I was in Johor Bahru for work. The normal water sampling yada yada. We started early; everyone was in the mood for work. We laughed our hearts out throughout the journey from Kualiti Ceria’s office to Tanjung Pelepas (about 30minutes drive). Upon arrival, we had breakfast and swallowed a little bitter pill to avoid water sickness (is that what you call it?) Whatever it is, I don’t want to throw up doing my thing on boat, and I know it’s definitely not fun being sick. So I had to take the medicine every time I go on boat even though it makes you sleepy the first 30minutes. [Note: Please get the medicine if you plan on taking the boat, ferry or such]

So after a while of boat-riding, we arrived at the spot (advised by Mr. GPS as we need an exact reading of the location) so we started to throw the Ekman grab for the sediment sample. When the boys pulled it up, they noticed that there’s a malfunction. To say the least, the next hour was spent repairing it on boat, the nomad way. Such chaos! “Tu la, sape suruh gelak je dari tadi, kan dah kena!” is all I can think of.

To make it more dramatic, when the apparatus was ready to do its job, Roro started doing the Phytoplankton and Zooplankton sampling. Another tragedy happened when the net was stucked to the boat’s fan. The boatmen even wanted to dive and get it out, but by the time he was in his diving costume, and got the torn net and there’s nothing left to dive for.

Due to the drama that was happening, everyone was exhausted, moody and I was easily agitated. I sat outside the boat, alone, while he smoked his way out of depression. He was stressed about the net and could not get it out of him since he was responsible for it but Edros said that things were to happen and nothing can be done but to get a new one. So I was okay with it as the net wont cost more than 10 grants would it?

So since both of us were not in the mood, me, being super-agitated with his stress-ness tried to make him relax but turned out fighting and screaming our hearts out (I’m definitely exaggerating), we got into a fight with no reasons at all. Then as we were heading back towards the jetty, the next 20minutes was pure silent between the two of us until I saw a swordfish, in and out of the water.

I was amazed and excited that I wanted to shake him and ask him to look what I saw and since we were ‘not’ talking, I didn’t. I kept it to myself. But Cintahati, quickly turned to me and said “Did you see that? I turned back just to make sure the swordfish was not there to stab me”. I laughed. I thought it was funny that he was being dramatic. But I recalled that there’s this old folk story made to a black-and-white movie “Singapura dilanggar Todak” where the villagers were stabbed by the swordfish. But luckily these Swordfishes are civilized now as Swordfish saves the day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

20km/h

It was so crazy this morning that a few “old citizens” drivers ganged up on me when I really had to drive at top speed. I was running late to pick Papa and Edros at the mechanic’s place due to some problems with the car’s battery. Then the journey from home to town, I was stucked behind old fellas driving either like maniacs or like some slow tortoise, all the way. Yes all the way! Believe it or not? I’m not kidding you now!

I’m sorry if I sound without manners. Its not that I don’t have respects for them, but they don’t respect themselves, how could they respect others? They drove so slowly yet on the most right lane. You see what I mean? I was definitely ticked off early morning especially after an episode with my newly-bought Topshop, i wore it once, top which had some color run stains and now had ended up with spots of yellow after some “intimate” moments with Mr. Clorox. Seriously, I’m pissed! Its not cheap, its freaking 100 bucks. Sigh.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wedding card


You better read it properly, or you'll regret it. Haha.
Its definitely not my wedding card, i'm not Ariani. Rin is a friend of mine, Am's fiance who is Cintahati's friend. They'll be we wedding bells next month and i cant wait to get there. I had actually booked the flight ticket a month earlier due to excitement.
For the future bride, Rin i hope your wish had came true after all the things you've gone through, i wish you all the best in anything you do.

24 on 17

Today, my dear beloved friend Nur Nadira Nadzeri better know as Nad celebrates her 24th birthday at some Petronas training centre. Due to sympathy (not!), i've compiled a few clips for her, birtday songs mainly, as i'm not able to do a videoclip like ET did which i thought was brilliant! But, Nadlove, if you're reading this, you have to turn on all the clips and you'll know why?! Everything resembles you. Haha!

This one's from Mariah Carey since i remembered those days when we sang her songs together :) but she sings the birthday song for Muhammad Ali, but what the heck!

Then this one is by Beyonce at her concert, somewhere, singing for a 15 year old girl in pink. You're not 15 and you're definitely not wearing pink now, i think!

The orang utan looked so cute singing the Birthday song so i didnt want to leave him behind. Chomel kan? No he definitely doesn't look like you un less you feel like there's resemblances-lah. Don;t be mad ok cos you need to play the last clip.

There you go, a nice birthday song for you. How do you like it? Hehe, Nad we've got a date this 29th November, no more excuses ok!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I kill for Kiehl's

Last year on my 'graduation' trip to Singapore, while shopping, i passed by a shop that was so minimal yet so chic. They had a skeleton greet me. When i browsed through, i find it so interesting and so environmental-friendly. Something like the BodyShop (the thing is, i cant use BodyShop's facial care as it does not suit me). The Kiehl's girls in white labcoats handed me a few samples for testers and i thought it was a great idea for me to 'experiment' with my skin (since the brand would be new to my skin, you always need to do a patch test to ensure the suitability of its contents to your dear skin).

After a few tries, it didn't cause any irritations, i felt better and i thought it was a great thing to be hooked up with Kiehl's. Since i stopped going for facials, i might as well invest in some good money for some good products. I want to maintain flawless skin without the monthly visit to the beautician. Its extra money since you pay for the service and you'll have to purchase their expensive products on top of it, which might or might not work. The monthly 'extractions' the term they use to push out the blackheads had caused open pores to mine so i would not want to prolong the effect, too.


Sad thing was, i had to buy in Singapore since Kiehl's have not reached our shores,then, and i thought of not getting it since it'll be a hassle if i finish the bottle and need replacements and what not. Then after less than 3 months of 'thinking', it was already in KL, so i excitedly visited Kiehl's at Pavillion and, my, was i happy to get my facial care there. I had the Yerba Mate range (facial cleanser, the toner and moisturizer) and also the Ultra Protection Water-Based Sunscreen SPF 25. It was not as expensive as the others i've tried, and i thought it was reasonable enough to pay MYR350 per set (Yerba Mate cleanser at MYR85, toner at MYR110 and moisturizer at MYR50).


The herbal Yerba Mate products, is suitable for all skin types. Formulated with an extract derived from Yerba Maté, an extraordinary South American herb, to help maintain a healthy-looking, youthful vivacity. Enriched with this uncommon herbal tea extract, our lightweight, foaming cleanser gently, yet effectively removes excess oil and residue to help reveal skin's natural radiance.

The Yerba Mate sounds fun to me and the moisturizer and sunscreen is not sticky like some others i've tried. So two thumbs up for Kiehl's. During purchases, Kiehl's will offer you 3 random samples for you to tryout other products, which i thought was a golden idea for me to test out more of their products. How cool is that?

Then again, till today, their 'golden' idea, had made me a Kiehl's collector. Every visit to KL i would definitely visit Kiehl not because their product doesn't last long, they do (my Yerba Mate facial cleanser had lasted for the past 9 months) but i just had to get other products, to buy something new or re-stocking. I was interested in most of the products but i can't be too greedy, can i?

After the Yerba Mate range, i slowly collected one product at a time and last 2 weeks when i had the Water Quality Workshop at Marriot Putrajaya, we stopped for Pavilion, but this time Kak M and Roslee was there too, and like any other time, i'll definitely stop by my face's fave shop, Kiehls. This time, I got myself the Brightening Botanical collection; the Spot treatment, cleanser as well as the moisturizer. So that makes me Kiehl's crazy.

Then again, last Friday when we stopped by Pavilion from JB, Elly wanted to get her own Kiehl's range, perhaps after envying my less-blemished skin, she finally got her facial care, the Blue Herbal Treatment for blemish-prone skins. The whole set costs only at RM425 inclusive of the cleanser, toner, moisturizer, spot treatment and sunscreen. And i'm definitely sure its worth buying since it'll last more than 6 months (usually more). That means MYR71 per month, MYR2.37 per day and MYR1.18 per use. How good is that? So the next Kiehl's visit, i'm definitely getting Cintahati that!

In the future i'll definitely try more of their products, perhaps all of it since i've tried most of the samples which works like a magic wand. I'm sorry i can't specify 1 particular item that i love as each product i have, i will never leave it behind. To those of you whose a Kiehl's-user, i know u're with me and those who wants to try, get the mini-bottles and try, u'll know what i mean. If u get the facial care, please do not leave he spot treatments and sunscreen behind!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

its showtime!

This weekend had gone on a green light. Everything on the go. From Penang to Putrajaya to Melaka. I had to actually catch on my breath once in a while so last Friday, brother and i along with Yoyo and SR went to catch the (Bond song playing) yes, James Bond, Quantum of Solace. I'm not a heavy movie lover, the serious once are usually on the bottom shelf mostly. But this one is a must see, basically cos (1) its BOND movie, (2) Daniel Craig's in it and (3) the Bond girl is super, i even thought of kissing her. haha not in that way but like WOW she's a hottie. And it never often that a Bond girl has a stunningly short hair like hers.

Then, yesterday, again another movie, but its MADAGASCARRRRRRR!!!! That's how my brothers, the lil ones and Alia and Aiman my niece and nephew reacted when i told that i was taking them to the movies. It was way to crazy having 4 kids in a big mall for a movie. Total chaos. But i wore a dress just so people won't mistaken me for a mother with 4 kids. Then i made sure there's lots of food for storage just in case they talk inside the cinema asking for popcorns and chocolates. We totally enjoyed the movie even though Alia couldnt sit in place.

After movies, just for treats, we had early dinner at McDonalds since they have the Madagascar toys with purchase of the Happy Meal. So i bet those kids had fun on their movie day out and so did i! Once again a little girl.

We like to move it, move it!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

tagged by marlissa musa

i've been tagged by my dear friend, Marlissa. Seriously, im not sure what i should do when tagged, so i gues, i'll have to answer these few questions since Cik Mar kite kaypo bout my love life. haha :) no offence but "saye berbesar hati untuk menjawab" since there's nothing much i could do when im in no mood to work.

1) When first time you meet him/her?
The first time? 12 years back. He is a friend of my brother and we started being friends since. We're our first love.

2) What do you feel?
Feelings? Well, i was a kid but and after years of ups and downs, self-searching, dreamcatching and all that, we became closer, and much closer and thats when we finally vowed to be more than friends.

3) What you feel right now?
Now? I wished i had him way earlier when we first met years back. I have this unxplainable feelings towards him.

4) If your enemy do anything that you hate, what you will do first?
Enemy? i have enemies ke? i thought we have enemies if we're unkind to others. i dont think i've been unkind to anyone.

5) Give 5 characters that have at you.....
- im a shopaholic but i can save up money as much too. weird kan?
- im so fickle and indecisive but once i make a decision i keep to it.
- i put my whole when doing something. when i say i'll do something, i'll give my fullest attention
- im hopelessly romantic, even my mom knows that!
- i keep my feelings to myself, i may look hard but a softie inside

6) If he/her have broke your heart, what your action?
nothing. nothing that i'll do. haha but probably grab the samurai in my living room and stab him to death. violent tak?

7) What character you like toward him/her?
him? i know he's gonna read this and kembang tak tentu pasal
- he knows what i like and dislike.
- he is as hopelessly romantic as i do, so two thumbs up (he doesnt admit he's a romantic)
- he understands and respects me as who i am and what i am
- he still wants to learn about me even after all these years
- he loves me sincerely

8) Who is the name of no.1?
The Almighty, my family and Him. Theres no such thing like the 1

9) If your lover become your enemies, is it you will hate him/her?
Like i said earlier, i'll stab him to death and get his heart and keep it in a glass

10) The most memorable thing he/her had done to you?
Memories, there are thousands. U might find it in the blog

11) The most thing that he/her have said to you?
I love u, i miss u yayang

12) To the person that always support to you?
To my family, i love you beyond my life itself. But since this is mainly bout him, well, i may not be the perfect person you've ever met, i may not be a pretty and beautiful and have soft and fair skin like any other girl, i may not look the best at times, i may not be at my best behaviour and say the worst at times, i may not be the best person you've ever known, i may do things you dont like me too and i may not have a good past behind me but with you by my side, you've put my life back to its own place, you've painted my black and white life with beautiful colours and you've filled it with your love most importantly. You taught me how to forgive and forget, you've taught me to be sincere, to give and take. Thus, nothing would take my love away from you as my heart only beats for the ones i love. :) How's that?


15) 5 people to tag:
Kak Muhaini
Mynn
ET
Anim
Dirah

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Life & Cinta

Bila kita di atas, Tuhan terus menguji,
uji kekuatan kita, menduga kekuatan kita,

Kalau iman kita kukuh, kita bertahan
Kalau iman kita lemah, kita terus jatuh.

Betul kata orang,
hargai apa yang kita sayangi bila mereka di depan mata,
ucapkan sayang semasa mereka di sisi,
sekurang-kurangnya mereka tahu yang mereka dihargai.

Kalaulah menatap itu boleh merubah masa,
tetapi ketentuan Tuhan itu sangat adil,
namun perjalanan harus diteruskan.

Kekadan salah dan silap itu adalah kurniaan yang paling berharga,
mengajar kita untuk melangkah dengan lebih berhati-hati,
dan bila kita melangkah perjalanan yang kita impikan.

Jangan sesekali pandang ke belakang,
kerana, masa silam akan merubah rasa hati,
dan perubahan itu merubah dunia kita,
dan kita akan gagal.

Biarpun sakit untuk menerima,
namun kita harus kuat
dan aku,
aku juga akan teruskan hidup
dan tak akan pandang belakang.

Tak guna menunding jari,
tak ada sesiapa yang mampu mengubah,
kita hanya kita sendiri.

p/s: from now on, Mr Boyfy is known as cintahati :)