Monday, December 18, 2023

That 2023

Well, i was looking and browsing at my own blog post which i have ignored for the couple of months and i started to realize i have yet to post anything in 2023. Then the best part, I almost forgot my password. Terrible :) 

First and foremost, i still not becoming the new me. I thought as the age getting older, I should be more motivated, more resilient and more firm, yet, i have yet to achieve what i am supposed to achieve which end up, sometimes Im getting more backlash from myself. 

Nevertheless, I am proud to say that I channel all my energy to Emir. Everything i do is for Emir and I am proud that he became what i dream of (of cos not all) but at least some. Honestly, i do not know whether it is right to pass my dream to him and asked him quietly to achieve my dream. So far, he never realised it and i hope this continue :). 

Fast forward, Emir is taking SPM this year. The big exam for his entire life for now and to date, he had completed his Amali SPM. Yes people, he is no longer that boy who you have seen on the screen, that cute little boy. Nope :). He changed, now in that phase - the teenage life. But above all, Emir is still that introvert boy despite his parents are opposite. So if you happen to see him, dia tak sombong, but he still didnt know how to break the ice. Nasib lah ada masuk debate, otherwise lagi lah tahap 100% introvert nya tu. Even worse, his weaknesses is he couldnt remember faces... tak tau nak cakap ape. I couldnt relate as he can remember the difficult chess moves but not faces. Pelik bin ajaib but just leave him as it is.

Oklah, just nak make sure i write something in 2023. Buat masa sekarang, doakan anak saya untuk mencapai kejayaan yang cemerlang dalam peperiksaan SPM yang bakal dihadapinya nanti dalam bulan Januari ya.

Thanks all. 

Friday, February 11, 2022

2022, I won something - Idemitsu Sepak Takraw League Selfie Contest

Guess i should write on the beauty of 2022. Its day 41 of 2022 and to be honest, i think i have a lot to share. If it is not in social networking (cos Im just like that), I will share with the person who are closed to me. Just now, I had my two hours session with my parents. Sharing my daily life, my achievement, and of cos some juicy stories :D.

By the way, today, for the first time after many many many years, i get to taste a mini prize giving ceremony. Tho it was not a big gift, but kakak sangat happy. 

I joined a selfie contest organized by Astro Arena in conjunction with Sepak Takraw League a week back. Coincidently, few weeks back, we went to visit my sister's house in Sendayan and they turn on the tv and that time, it was a live sepak takraw match. So dari tengok begitu-begitu sahaja, my husband now becomes a STL fan with 90% of our Astro air time is on Arena. 

So to cut it short, we invited our friends to come over to our house last week and again, we watched the STL together. and mind you. rumah kami memang meriah tengok STL. While watching, the tv host shared on the selfie competition and quickly we just snap our photo together.

And the rest is history. I mean the history is - I was announced as one of the winners :). 

They wanted to come over and interview us and hand in the prizes. and of cos, i pushed Mr. Husband to represent me hahahaha. Initially, I planned for both my husband and our friend Izani to be in that interview session, but Arena just wanted to feature one person. so begitulah.. Really sorry Izani. 

I scheduled the session on Thursday and the best part, the host, Alice and ATM's player, Ude came over. So while they busy preparing my husband, 


let me have a photo session with them first.

We forced Emir to follow us tho he knows nothing about sepak takraw. budak ni kan skema :D

Credit goes to my husband because he is just so natural during the interview session.

Before they left, kami ambillah gambar bersama. We have made to understand that the video will be uploaded on their youtube channel (Astro Arena) next Tuesday.

and yeah, he said, kene ambik gambar dengan Alice, barulah gambar boleh viral sikit -- ya rite...

and we won this.. Alhamdulillah

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

After 2 years: Its good to be back

Since Covid exist, I decided to stay with my father. Mom is still working in Brunei, hence Baba no longer has a freedom to visit Mama in Brunei. I remember during the first phase of MCO, we were eager to catch the latest news of covid cases. They said blessing in disguise, honestly all of us pickup a new hobby. Still remember during the first phase? Gardenia sold as a hotcake, gone in a split second and suddenly, not that we know, we can even bake our homemade bread. I myself, expanded my cooking skills. During Ramadhan in 2020, i managed to cook a different set of kuih muih as dessert for berbuka. From kuih koci, tepung gomak, seri muka, currypuff, you just named it. Some was a success and of cos some was a disaster. :) 

this is only a fraction what i've cooked during MCO 

Then, hubby took over the kitchen for at least a month. Gosh, he can really cook. Macam macam. Tauhu bergedil, rendang, perut, hati. I shared all posts via my instastory and it seems like we open our own restaurant at our house with us as the only customers :p.

sate pun hubby masak

Anyway, 2021 is over, I am still staying at my father's crib. Baba now alhamdulillah, with Mama in Brunei since last December (after almost two years staying apart). Living for two years at my father's house, tho it was my house back then, but honestly you cant seem to do what you can do :).  I understand my father discomfort feeling when we conquered half of the space downstairs to place all my kerepeks and Shopee stocks. But you see, I still have to earn a living and at the same time to take care of my father. And i failed to balance it. 

kerepek yang i jual dan bermacam-macam lagi. just hit to my shopee ya. "babymombuddy"

I thanked Baba for not making a big fuss for the mess that we did. Of cos, he is sometimes. but most of the time he tolerated with us. Alhamdulillah.

So fast forward, last 3 nights we have moved to our house after two years. Gosh two years seems a famous number now. It was a sudden decision. All started when we went to Nilai for Emir's dental appointment (will blog insyaAllah), when suddenly husband bought 6 packs of lambs. Haish.. He wanted to invite our family friends to come over at my father's house, but i changed the decision as i think this will be the best time to restart our "life".

-lamb yang kami hidang-

Of cos the house is in a big mess. Dusty masyaAllah. In the span of two hours, we managed to mop and clean the house, boleh lah untuk orang datang.. Glad we did. Else it will never happen ... 

First family to arrive

Orang kata tetamu itu rezeki. Moga rumah ini sentiasa berada dalam keberkatan.

Yes. We invited two families to our house. Of cos the usual suspect. No cooking was done. We bought Nasi Arab, oranges and grilled the lamb. Ija bought us satay. Wah lah.. 

You know what i love the most? With guests coming over, I can used my plates - and washed and washed and washed until it cleans. Seronok... I think i was the only host who keep reminded the guests "ok ini pinggan orang besar, ini pinggan budak kecik" Forgive me hahaha. Biasalah mak mak you have this one set pinggan yang you sayang gile tapi nak jamu jugak. I have one lol.. 

can you imagine, this tiny house received guests after two years

Another exciting part, one of the family overnight at our house. Again was a challenge sebab bantal tak cukup, toto takde, berhabuk pulak tu.. aduhai.. alhamdulillah mereka sangat memahami :) sayanggg depa..

The next morning, our guests, cooked Nasi Lemak for us.. Bak kata tiktok "korang ada tetamu, tetamu masak untuk korang, tak ada, lemahh" hahaha joke ok :) 


For the kids, tak lain tak bukan, the best thing they like our house because of tadaaaa...

Swimmingg timeeee

Before they went back, managed to eat Yee Sang with them... 

Alhamdulillah, all i can say, it is good to be back at your own crib. Tho it is small, it is still yours..

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Should i blog regularly?

My first post in 2022. 

Alhamdulillah, alive and kicking. 

By the way, I have just transferred to the new department effective 1 December 2021. Honestly, I am honored to be in this department, a lot of things to learn but so far, I am blessed with the helpful colleagues around. 

Ok aside of work, starting my 2022, i really wanted to update my life story on a daily basis. Sharing what I have experienced through out the day because you know, 10 years down the road later, you will enjoy to read your journey at this time. 

But the problem is, I am lazy to blog, but i love to write on my instastory. But (sorry another BUT), I dont really like to share my personal to my colleague, bosses or relatives hahaha.. No, no, no, dont get me wrong, I dont have any sour relationship with them, its just that, when you meet them, you know, they know you more but pretend to be -- i dont know you -- :p Get it? And the sad part, you do not know anything about them. 

Anyway, on the 1st of January 2022, i had a road trip with my husband and my son to Ipoh, and celebrating the 12 midnight on the highway. 

It was definitely an impromptu decision, never in our plan we are going anywhere. Well, I have shared the same story in my instastory, so i just wanna share some photos here.

(1) Check in at Art Work Hotel at 2 am. All hotels were fulled, and luckily this hotel is available. (last room btw) 

(2) Attended wedding of Qaulah and Sabar at Kg Manik (near Tapah)

(3) Enjoying the lauk kampung yang sedap

(4) Love the sawah bendang too

(5) Driving to the north on the 1st January and stayed here for a night

(6) Enjoying the nigh out around Penang City on foot

(7) one photo in the room

(8) meeting my beloved anak sedara at Sunway Carnival Mall

(9) Short meeting - and already missed them 

(10) Forced pose by the father

(11) 3 of us on the 1st January 2022 @ The Artwork Hotel, Ipoh

Friday, April 10, 2020

How am I during the MCO

As a working mum, I always look forward for weekend or public holidays. But now, Malaysians are under movement control order and we have to stay at home. PM said, stay at home. 

"Visited" the office on 18 March 2020 as i forgot to bring back my power cable 

Reaching the third stage of MCO (PM just announced that MCO is extended to 28 April), more or less, i find that the MCO is telling me something -- i am a homie person -- ada ke ayat homie tu.. maksudnya, i love to stay at home. Until now, I dont find it boring to stay indoor, in fact i enjoy every bit of it. 

boss asked us to pose showing us, tell you it has been ages i didnt iron my baju

Though working from home is one busy day. Like seriously! whoever thought that working from home is precious, you  are so wrong. Bosses expect you to answer immediately. At least when you are in the office, they know your whereabout. They can even tolerate when you are chitchatting with you colleagues kan. But at home, the thinking of, ni mesti buat keje rumah, or tertidor or watever might be in their mind -- alaa kalau i jadi boss pun orang jawab lambat pun i pikir gitu jugak kot. 

Back to how i spent my days at home - read: my dad's house. I am blessed to be surrounded with the one that i loved. my dad is here, i can talk to him anytime. Eventho i stayed at my parents house during weekdays but most of the time i always arrived home around 9pm. Husband will fetch me after maghrib, then we had our dinner together, then baru balik rumah. So by the time i am home, Ba is about to go to the bed.

one word - Alhamdulillah

But now, with the MCO, i can talk to him everyday. The best part, his makan-makan is taken care of by me. Eversince my mum moved to Brunei, Ba's eating pattern is changed. But luckily we stay in front of the mosque, so most of the time, dia pun makan dekat masjid with his buddies. He is ok with it. 

For the past 24 days, my two annoying duo is here in front of me 24-7. Honestly, tho i only have one son, but gosh he is also capable to naikkan darah i everyday especially in waking his up. Walaupun i terpekik telolong suruh dia bangun pagi, but still, he can sleep peacefully. Is teenager like that? the worst part, his dad is supporting him grrr... My husband? 14 years old boy trapped in 40 years old body kot.. :p

Both are my colleagues now

How stay at home is actually up to you. I missed my own home. I do. I wish i can use this time to spring cleaning my house, but yerp Baba needs me. Although he didnt say, but i know he is happy when im around. or when im bossing around :p 

and... yeah, as for me, with the MCO, i can cook for the entire family and the best part, they have no choice but to eat whatever i served hahahaha.. Perhaps the only thing that i want is, how i wish i have a maid at home :p, so i masak orang lain kemaskan. Ni i masak, i jugak kemaskan.. tahu tak perasan seorang yang habis buat keje dekat dapur, esok pagi dia bangun, tengok ada pinggan tak basuh dalam sink... Boleh spoil mood pagi-pagi tau tak..

Part of my cooking diary during MCO

Speaking of masak-masak. I think this is the time i really enjoyed my cooking time, like seriously. Baba even said "Ba tak sangka awak ni rajin jugak", so lets this momentum continues. Will share my cooking time with you, even i have created my own youtube channel just to share my cooking journey. alaa for fun only, not to monetize the youtube. But perhaps in a separate blog posting. 

Having said that, during the MCO, I guess the keyword is cooperate. Alhamdulillah im happy to be here at my dad's house. Found out that husband can cook, and now for the past one week, he would prepare at least one dish everyday and it tastes good too.. Bravo!! 

For a record, dia tak pernah potong ayam untuk i selama 15 tahun kawin, and thanks MCO :)

My brother will occupy himself in spring cleaning the house. You know i really bad at cleaning up, so having him around is like balancing the mood of the house. Orang kata dapat adik yang rajin juga rezeki. 

the best lasagna so far - by lil sis

and little sis, is forever with her makanan orang putih which is again good for me. At least, we can escape with makanan melayu for some days.

and our whole family new hobby is watching Netflix and im stuck with Korean movie. Not sure whether its a good thing or a bad thing but at least while watching K-drama, i had this idea of making karipap, apa lagi eh, cutting all the onions and blend it - but still i dont start with my lipat kain - my forever least of house chores. 

But of cos i wish the MCO is over quickly. Everyone needs money to survive. My heart is always to those who are deeply affected by the MCO - kakak abang nasi lemak, goreng pisang, pasar malam traders, etc.. Not to forget to the frontliners. I have many friends who are the frontliners and they shared how their children are missing them dearly.

Emir with Kittycat born during the MCO

and i... i need to settle my PESP activities.. :(

Stay safe everyone, let's do our part during this MCO.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Power of Doa

It is that time of the year where i started to be very busy. People say busy is good but what are you going to tell a person when she says she is busy? For so many years, back then when i was even in Tax, March-April are my busiest month of the year. The month where i can easily get frustrated, irritated and annoyed. 

My very rare solo picture at the office taken last month

Till now, Im not sure whether this routine is good. Good in the sense of Alhamdulillah, I still have a job, at least i know how supportive my husband is. But at this age, i come to the point where I keep questioning myself whether, will my son is proud of my achievement, is my sacrifices worthwhile?

Im not that ambitious, like many of my friends, they are at the peak of their career, while i am still here. still crawling in the corporate ladder. At one point you feel so small among your friends, but most of the time.. Im all ok. 

so much love in the office

But yerp, I cant leave my job. Resigning is not an option. We (my husband and I) are not prepared for it. I myself have a lot of commitment. I can give you a full page of my wish list that I need to fulfill myself. So, for now.. Keeping the job is the only option. 

Actually there is a reason why i started my overdue one year entry with negative statements. But too sensitive to post it as public :)  I feel betrayed gitu.. 

Ok dah.. banyak benda yang jadi for the past one year. 

One thing that i treasured the most is - performing umrah in December 2019 with my little family, my dad , my MIL and my SIL. MasyaAllah, until now I still miss Masjid Nabawi, Masjidil Haram.. I updated most of the story in my IG. Ok so blog ni i nak cerita pasal lain pulak. 

It is a dream come true for me. I've been telling everyone that I wanted to perform umrah together with my family for so many years. 

Yes, Allah always hear us. Just tell Him. Its either sooner or later. Always say it. Sikit-sikit lama-lama jadi bukit. Yes, I want but i dont really plan. Until, I've been "awarded" with a generous bonus from my Company. and at that time, I gave myself two options, either to be a debt-free, or searching for your soul in Makkah, and I choose the later. 

priceless smile - dad was very happy

To cut it short, comes December 2019, Husband was very busy. He was selected to be one of the arbiter at Manila Sea Games 2019 and he was in Manila for a good 10 days, and a day after he returned back to KL, we left to Makkah. So, all the preparation to Makkah was done by yours truly. 

From the beginning, husband was not keen to join me to Makkah as he already has that Haji title. But for myself, of course I want him to be with me. Not clingy but biasalah rasa secured gitu. So, well, i called my mother-in-law inviting her to join me for this trip. FYI, my MIL sepanjang I kawin, never want to follow any of her children to travel. Of cos, I was not hoping she accepted my invitation. Yes, at first when i asked, she immediately said tak nak. But wahlah, one of the day, she called and said "ok mak nak ikut, nak buat ape sekarang". Starting from there, for the good 2 months before we left, she called me to update her preparation e-ve-ry-day. So cute kan.. Because of my MIL agreed to join me, my husband has no other way to say NO :p 

Husband with Gold Medalist from Malaysia in Men Rapid

The day came. We departed from KLIA on 11 December 2019. Don't get me wrong, I didnt want to show-off but I chose to travel via Business Class mainly because we have 2 elderly citizens (my dad and my MIL) with us, so i wanted to make sure that they are in the good hands. 

During the check-in, tho we are so used with autogate, my SIL insisted all of us to check in via the immigration officer at the Business Class counter. I was like grrrr...

The check-in went smoothly with no hiccups. MAS, as usual will not disappoint us during the journey. On our way to Madinah (yerp kami ke sana dulu), most of the passengers were reciting Quran, doa, reading islamic books or just did nothing. Unlike my husband, bangun je tido, watching movie. I repeat watching movie even when the plane landed in Madinah, he continued watching that movie. Well, in my view, it is not really appropriate for us to watch a movie when we are on our way to the holliest place on earth, lagipun bukan selalu we get to go there. But he said, alaa bukan tengok cerita seksi-seksi pun *pening*

Our first Umrah, Alhamdulillah Baba sihat lagi masa ni

I was mumbling to myself "adoi, dia ni betul-betul takde rasa nak ke Mekah".. and during that journey what i did was, I minta doa banyak-banyak supaya my husband ni ada rasa gembira bila sampai di Madinah. And i really meant it when i said i doa banyak-banyak.

and masyaAllah, my doa was answered immediately. He changed to a different person immediately he stepped to Madinah. He spent most of his time in the mosque rather than in the room. Am i happy? Of cos. He even said "perasaan masuk masjid Nabawi, betuike kite kat sini"

I lost my phone on the second day in Madinah. Sempat jugaklah bergaduh dengan laki, but kejapje lah petang tu baik balik :p

Gambar ni ambil petang, pagi tadi gaduh teruk. Ye kawan-kawan, tidak kira di mana, di Madinah pun nak jugak bergaduh :p

To cut it short, my father's health was deteriorating in Makkah. I never informed any of my family members in KL as I didnt want them to get worried. But yes, my father was very weak. He cant eat. Not even sebutir nasi, dia akan muntah balik, and as usual, he refused to go to the clinic. He only went to Haram for the first few days but later most of the time he would be in the room. But Alhamdulillah he managed to do the Tawaf Widdak with scooter. MasyaAllah, seeing him crying at the particular moment will always be in my mind. 

I cant deny that my SIL is manusia paling penyabar dalam trip ni :) thanks

Anyway, passing the immigration checkpoint was not a problem to all of us except my father. In Madinah, he was directed to go to the special counter, in Jeddah airport too.. we had to wait for him at Special Counter. I thought perhaps his fingerprint was blur or the system couldnt read his finger print. 

But guess what. 

We are in the same group. From left, Emir, Emran, Emran, Emir. What a coincidence kan

He was stopped again at Malaysia airport. Masa balik ye kawan-kawan. Again, all of us managed to pass the autogate except once again, my father. Mind you my father was really weak. To go through that special counter, he has to queue. We thought it didnt take him that long so i didn't request for a wheelchair. But then, for one person dah lama, so I asked the immigration officer whether they can checked my father or i q-ed for him until his turn. Malaysia hospitality is at its best, the officer asked my father to another counter. 

my MIL (left) making new friend

and tadaa-- it took the officer a while to check my dad's details. and he asked 

Officer: "pakcik pernah hilang passport ke"
My dad: "ada, dah buat report, tapi petang tu juga ada orang jumpa dan hantar balik"
Officer: "bila dah jumpe balik tu pakcik ada laporkan balik tak"
My dad: "tak pula"

This is the highlight

with geng satu bas - Tabung Haji bas 1E

Officer: "Passport pakcik ni dah tak valid lagi ni, macam mana pakcik boleh lepas immigration hari tu? pakcik punya visa ni pun tak boleh guna passport ini sepatutnya, dalam sistem immigration dah tiada, macam mana pakcik boleh lepas di sana ya. Takpe pakcik, yang ini saya lepaskan sebab pakcik pun dah sampai Malaysia, tapi pakcik jangan guna passport ini lagi ya. Dah tak valid"

MasyaAllah.. Allah kata setiap berlaku pasti ada hikmahnya

First: Of course I did not plan to travel via Business Class, but the urge to provide the best to my dad and my mother in law changed my last minute decision. and i believe this is the small reward given to our family from Him. 

Second: During the check in - i was so geram with my sister in law as she was forcing us to use the conventional way - to stamp and stepped on that blue carpet. Again, what if, we used the autogate? Definitely, my father may be stopped at the airport. Yes, agree even in the immigration system pun, i surely trust that the system was updated. and perhaps the officer tak perasan or perhaps he has a soft spot for 70 years old man going to Makkah. 

Baba, sangat weak masa ni

No wonder my dad asyik pi special counter. 

MasyaAllah. Allah is great.When He invited you to visit Haram, no one can stop Him kan.. 

Anyway, I always make a joke to my dad "Ba, kalau Baba kene stop last minit tak dapat pergi, mesti orang cakap, ape lah baba buat sampai tak dapat masuk Mekah" :p

So again, power of doa and always believe everyday in our life is bound to teach us something valuable. 

nak lagi nak lagi nak lagi
taken by Emir

p/s ok peeps, i am not sure whether i have my readers now.. say hi if you want to read my ramblings :p


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