Tuesday, May 31, 2016

my parents 35th year anniversary

and it means, my age is 3+4.

Unlike my mother, my dad seems to remember all the important dates. He is more organized and systematic as compared to my mum and genetically, I followed my mum :). Until now, dad recorded every expenses in his diary and at the same time he has one book to record the exact timing after he took the medicine.

I believe thats the reason why Allah compliment each other. Let me see, as for myself, i read beautifulnara while my husband reads The Edge :p. as simple as that la kan.. 

So this year, in celebrating my parents 35th anniversary, Baba has asked me to arrange something special two months before May. So after i did some survey and discussed among the siblings, we were first planning to stay a night at Malacca. I already book an apartment at The Shorea, Malacca but unfortunately.. 

Two weeks before the actual date, Mum has limited movement. She could not walk and was on bed and on MC at least 1.5 weeks (oh yes, my mum still working). Due to Mama's condition, dad asked me to cancel the plan as Mama is not fit to be on the long journey.

So that is why we ended up having dinner at...

The China Treasure, Sime Darby Convention Centre.

Before I explained further, the food is super superb delicious!! this is my second time here and once again, it never failed  to ruin my diet.. :D

part of it.. 

Actually, we purchased the buffet ticket from Groupon,-- sangat lah berbaloi.. 

Oh, it is buffet style but by order. You order then only the chef will cook for you but you have to make sure you finish alllll of it, otherwise they will charge you as ala carte.

paling tak boleh lupe, i ajar the family to eat this salted egg bun anddddddddddddddd they were seriously crazy about it... ok, i can easily say our family ordered at least 20 sets of this salted egg bun.. GILA! memang rugi lah Sime Darby to have us as their customers :p

and so this is the whole clan of Wan Mohd Salleh prior to the food being served on the table. you see, my father always told me that he own different sizes and features of children. Ada gemuk (its me), kurus, putih, gelap, tinggi, kecikkkk.. we are still considering the family yang baru nak berkembang. Currently, my parents only have 4 grandchildren (thanks to me for only managed to contribute for 1 cucu :))

at the same time, we are celebrating my niece, Asma' second birthday. and my sister is talented enough to bake the birthday cake for her daughter.

wefie, whatever u named it

and you know, it would never be easy to get a perfect picture, and only one person is ready for the camera (welcome to our family, Afiq)

Baba and Mama potong kek tanda 35 tahun kawin. Should learn a lot from them. Honestly, sampai sekarang, i tak pernah nampak my parents bergaduh besar.. haihhh malu pulak dekat Emir.. :)

towards the end of the dinner. masing-masing muka dah kenyang.. 
(well, we asked the waiter to clean up the table :p) 

When everyone was already full, the waiter asked us whether we wanted to place the last order. and suddenly , these two brothers ambik order.. 

Gosh, gila pelahap.. 

and the order was ---- ikan talapia masak ape ntah.. 

The funny part was, my brother, Shahiran (blue tshirt) terkena allergy.. kesian..  my parents had to rush him to the nearest clinic at 2am and the next day, terus MC. we suspected the allergy came from abalone, because that was his last meal.. (udang semua dia tak makan)

aahh.. i really cant get enough of both! ya Allah, bagi lah i peluang dapat anak perempuan...


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kuala Selangor Jalan Lagi || Hotel Apps Kuala Selangor

Jika anda ingin tempah hotel di Kuala Selangor boleh cuba app HotelsCombined untuk banding dan dapat kadar terbaik

My previous entry on Kuala Selangor have attracted many viewers and even mr. Husband's colleague "accidentally" stopped by at this blog. Ok honestly i am not comfortable if my readers are among my in laws, relatives, colleague and hubby's friends. Segan ler..

But what to do.. Mr google invited them to be here 😁😁😁

Ok, once again we visited Kuala Selangor and i might say, i would rather spend my weekend at Kuala Selangor rather than PD / Sepang as Kuala Selangor suits my need. Small town, fresh seafood, wet market and yummy food. Oklah, i kan suka makan.. 

Source: Google

This time, Emir has a chess competition in SMS Kuala Selangor KUSESS for two days. So, i booked Apps Hotel which was 5-7 minutes away from KUSESS.

The room is toooo small but enough to fit us three. You need to squeeze yourself to  perform your prayer.

As agreed by the reviewers, the hotel is clean and the staff is friendly, definitely can close your eyes on the small room :)

This hotel i think is quite famous in Kuala Selangor. Every session, there is an event running at the hall.

I didnt get much attention on what the hotel can offer but based on the brochure, this is one of the gateaway to watch the firefly (there is a jetty behind this hotel).

Suitable for teambuilding but one thing that disturbed me most was this hotel is next to Karaoke centre so, do request for a higher floor and the room should not face the Karaoke.

The plus point to stay here is, the hotel restaurant served fresh seafood at reasonable price.

This is what we ordered on the second night. Fried salted egg squid, coconut prawn tomyan, omelette (inside has plenty of small shrimp) and not in the picture is udang kara (ok i dont know what we call in english)

Oh this is udang kara. Banyak juga orang luar datang makan di sini..

Satay Hut is one of the famous restaurant in Kuala Selangor. It is famous for its thumb size satay and full of chicken meat (you know not that chicken fat in the middle)

We wanted to come here from the first night but we were so tired after waiting for Emir the whole day. And you know, i need to secure Emir's energy for the next day competition. From Kuala Selangor main town to Satay Hut, it takes approximately 16 minutes without the traffic. So tidaklah dekat sangat...

Apart from satay, Satay Hut is also famous for its Mee Rebus. Do try the Mee Rebus Special for just RM12 as it is full with fresh seafood. Dah la sedap kuahnya...

And this is my favorite place. Pasar Nelayan Sungai Yu...

I memang excited datang sini (very the mak mak type)

This time, i bought Kijing (like Lala) at RM6 per KG, some stringrays, siput and this XL size prawn. Yang lain dah habiss tapi puas hati sebab semua baru naik ke darat. 

Ingat nak bawa balik sikit dekat Kemensah, tapi dah tak larat nak balik ke Melawati... And unfortunately i only own small size freezer. Tak muat nak simpan banyak2... The best reason why i have to repeat my visit here...

Highlight of the day, Alhamdulillah Emir and his school team managed to get no. 8 at the Competition.. Will update this in next next next entry.. #taktaubile

Jom ke Kuala Selangor.. 


Cuti-cuti Kuala Selangor for easy reference

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Be kind - my customers

Everybody knows that my work life is somehow miserable. Luck is always not on my side when it comes to career, but to compare with others, I am grateful that i can still secure a job especially during this difficult times. 

Well, after being job hopping from one to another, honestly, i have identified what is my passion and how i can strive the challenges... that's it -- working with people. But deep in my heart, i certainly do love doing my online business.. 

Once again, though i hated my worklife being a consultant, but after a while, i realized that hey, it taught me a lot especially when dealing with the customers. you know especially when the terms "customer is always right" hits you :) 

well, as a disclaimer, i am nowhere a successful business person, not even close having a solid 5 figure income earning from the business, but sometimes sharing is caring. my serious online business started in 2014.. as a record, i started doing online business in the year 2008, That time, online business was something new and my focus was selling maternity wear. In fact, i have been invited for an interview by NST to promote my business but since I no longer have desire to continue, i rejected a lifetime opportunity. Of cos, i wonder, should i continue my business, i may become a pioneer in the industry along side with Vivy. :p Gosh! I do really admire this lady until husband told me "vivy again??"

Well, nothing to regret...

So after doing this and that, in 2014, i then focused on online business again. Still in the circle of maternity, that is -- i started my small business by selling confinement products online. Of cos the market is already there.. that i could not deny. 

I started small, dealing with few stockist and all, until i become more independent. 

During the process, i have learnt A LOT!! On how to deal with clients and how to treat your clients. Sadly, i realized that one of the reason why my same race is left far behind in the business mainly due to how they are treating the customers. Nak tak nak, customer always think that they are the only client and they deserved to receive the best service. 

And so am I.. 

While dealing with few stockist, I realized that many have ethics issue. Keeping mum with our purchased (sometimes nearly to 1 month ++) on the basis that the HQ did not have stock. I really thought the HQ is the main source of the problem, when one day I managed to deal with another stockist. Alhamdulillah, since then, i have no worry in losing my customers.

and dont get me start when the magic word like "terima kasih" and "sorry" is such a difficult word to say. why aa?

Well, such a valuable experience for me. 

Enough on my rant.. :p

For me, I believe in creating a good rapport with my customers and to date- honesty is my policy. Selling different brands I could not get away with the questions "which one is good" and to date, i do give the best answer and at the same time, i admit should the products i have never used / consume, i will avoid to give any comments. But, dalam keadaan berhati-hati, of cos i did some mistake. Still remember receiving one long e-mail from one of my customers arguing the terms used on my website. Ok, i found out she is a lawyer (;p) . anyway it is a good lesson for me, i take it positively and improved further.

Talking about my customers, Alhamdulillah , i could say 95% are lovely. What i appreciate most is their understanding especially (1) the seller shouldn't be blame when the parcel arrived late when the seller diligently sent out your parcel the next working day (2) messed up with the orders (-- ok happen to me few times, like you know A sent to B, B sent to A :)) (3) forgot to post (ok happend few times also)

The weirdest thing happen to my customer was she received a parcel which was full of ants.. yerp, you read it right, ants! i blame all to myself. dunno la why the ants chose that binder to make a nest, i seriously did not realize it.. The customer? Alhamdulillah, she was ok (tho' i know she was annoyed).

Some of my customers are now become my good friend. Sara (haih, i should take a picture with her) was one of my earliest customers. That time, she was heavily pregnant with no. 2 and ordered Tanamera post natal care. Every now and then i practise giving some token of appreciation randomly to my customers.  I dun know, maybe just a small touch from my side, she continued ordering with me and become one of my co-reseller. At the same time, you know im now a big fan of her Masak Lemak Ikan Baung.. (sedap giler oii). Her family just recently opened a restaurant in Segamat specializing in Ikan Baung..

Below, is Fatema, my customer from UAE. She is my first international customers. That time, I was just 2 weeks running on my business. Her first order was more than RM500. Happy giler oi, first time orang order macam tu.. and continued to order from me from time to time.

Recently, she visited Malaysia for a short holiday, and I took this opportunity to meet her. Glad that i still make my time tho my workload doesnt permit me to do so, but who cares right :). We chit chatted for almost 1.5 hours like you know, meeting a long lost friend.. Hope i can meet her again --- well maybe in Abu Dhabi? :) #inmydream

Next, I received an order from a customer of mine Amelia in Malacca. Since I balik kampung, i agreed to deliver the items directly to her without any delivery charge. Not that i know, she is the owner of the famous Nasi Beriyani Tamby in Melaka which is located in Padang Temu Melaka.

Subhanallah, we got to eat there for free..

So now, everytime i balik kampung, I will definitely visit here to satisfy my cravings..

There are many more stories to share. Many of my customers refused to accept the balance. Since it is not my money and though they asked me to give to my son, usually i will put the money aside and contribute to the needy. 

Selagi itu rezeki kita, maka itulah rezeki kita...

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sambutan birthday Mimi

Adik saya Mimi menyambut ulangtahun kelahiran yang ke 27 pada 29 April lalu. Jdi hujung minggu lepas, sebaik saja mini dan husbandnya Afiq pulang dari honeymoon di Sabah, isnin masa cuti Hari Pekerja, barulah berkesempatan untuk belikan kek.

Sebab tak dan nak tempah bagai, apa lagi Secret Recipe lah jawapannya. I belikan white macademia cake. Sebabnya tak pernah makan so saje lah nak try

(Tapi kurang kene dengan selera family kami sob sob....)

Macam tau tau je, color kek lebih kurang sama dengan tudung dia lol

Anak i biaselah, kalau tak minta ambik gambar dia memang cukup berkenan untuk photobomb orang...

Kebetulan ada sepupu yang datang untuk ziarah mak ayah saye, kire rezeki merekalah. Risau jugak sapelah nak tolong habiskan kek hehe. Adik adik lain tak dapat nak datang... Mana yang ada saje..

Semoga Mimi sentiasa dilimpahi rezeki dan rahmat dari Nya...


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