Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Ahyyyy!

[drafted on 31st Dec, posted on the 5th Jan]

These cupcakes were made for Ahy for his birthday last year.

[See also all his birthdays here]


Baru tahun ni nak letak gambar-gambar ni...hehehehe, sowi Ahyyy.

Anyway...
HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY,
AHYYYY!!!!


Ish, terlalu sekejap sangat adik-adik Kak Lin membesar. Dulu, I used to bathe the three of you, do your milk, ganti your lampin, help you with your art work, coach your school teams for an English choir, teach you songs, buy you books, blow your hair and apply hairspray before we go out berjalan-jalan sebab you were 'Mat Menyemart' eversince you were 4,5 years old.

Now, Ahy dah pandai buat kuki, pandai buat roti, buat ID works, dah earn money, have mind of your own, taking care of Umi Ayah Adi di Bangi... dan tak makan nasik for 4 years.

Now, you lot semua dah besar. Apatah lagi ahkak kau ni kahn.

Celebration of sorts + Belated Birthday Celi + advanced Birthday Ahy, 25-dec-2008, Bandar Sri Permaisuri. Nazim is our future new addition to the Rosley clan come this mid-March, insyaAllah.

Semoga Allah s.w.t akan memenuhi cita-cita Aban Ahy (that's what we all call him at home -- Aban Ahee) serta memberi kebahagiaan dan menambah rezki Aban Ahy pada tahun-tahun mendatang... Aaaamiiin.

We love you Aban Ahyyyyyyyyy!!!! Mwaks!

f~

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

yaaaawn II

from wot i heard, johor tak cuti new year masehi hari khamis ni, sebab semalam dah new year ma'al hijrah.

tak tahu la betul ke tak. sangat malas nak find out.

but yeah, having only 2 days to work this week [will be taking my first day off in 2009 this coming friday] and hundreds of others around me taking the year-end leave too, leaves little motivation for me to bekerja dengan cemerlangnya.

[minta maaf kepada pembayar cukai yang mana daripada cukaimu itu juga gaji aku berasal. minta dihalalkan ya.... *kowtow kowtow*]

namun demikian [cewahhh], separuh hari ini, aku telah jumpa:

1. site comel ini... seekor kucing yang menjalankan blog help center dalam bahasa inggeris yang sangat comel. like, if you have qweschuns or artikul on cats and kittins that you want to share. the site is also good "fur cats and kittins hoo are not teknikly profishunt". tiyut, ey? ;

2. mother's day site;

3. etiquette site Emily Post dan juga wikipedianya;

4. my emotional quotient

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5. perfume apakah aku

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6. dan ironi sekali, articles on careers when in reality i been slacking off half of the day today.

minta maaf kerana membuang masa sedemikian rupa untuk mengubat my low-morale at this end of year.

ok nak siap-siap untuk pulang.

f~

yaaaawn

Sowi, aku tengah dilanda penyakit tak da mood nak update blog. Hanya ada mood nak jadi Labi in the pic -- tiduuuuur, and oblivious to everything else.

Esok aku jengah lagi ke sini kot... coz esok birthday Ahy pula. Pastinya I'll be dedicating something for him.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

celebration of sorts

i'm feeling rather melancholic this morning. it's a celebration of sorts -- of births, of wedding, of coming of age.

i feel like i'm supposed to have achieved a lot in life, well, i thought i have. maybe i have. but not as much as i'd like it to be.

***

1 -- 23-dec-2008

welcome to the cruel world, dear beautiful, beautiful baby boy to this couple, who weighs at 3.05 kg, yesterday the 23rd December 2008, at 10.58pm. may the world treat you the kindest in your entire lifetime, and shower you with the best that she can offer in the most gentlest of ways... insyaAllah.

you have indeed been on my mind the entire week, hoping that your birthday would coincide with pakngah's and my wedding anniversary. close enough... your birth would be easily remembered!

your presence in the world has been much awaited, much prayed and much hoped for. love do be!


2 -- 24-dec-2008

it's also our 3rd wedding anniversary today. sekejap aje dah 3 tahun. tak pasti nak buat apa, pergi mana, beli apa for today. his mind is too engrossed with cartoonkini's year end Man of The Year award. not really the kind of mind one would like to celebrate anything with, kan. so... unfocused and all.






3 -- 25-dec-2008

it's my youngest bro's 24th birthday tomorrow. by the way, he's just started work with petronas in sg.udang...Alhamdulillah.

my prayers to you Dik, that your life would be easy on you, hidup Udi akan dirahmati dan dilimpahi berjuta-juta impian, dan semoga Udi dilindungiNya di mana-mana Udi berada atau segala apa yang Udi lakukan.

abgzul and i are most thankful that you're back safely for good in these difficult times in the family. you have grown to be the most kindest, rational, mature, sweetest and thoughtful man. i, as your eldest sister, am so so proud of you, Dik. you're the youngest but yet at times you act like as if you are the eldest -- caring unconditionally, leading where it needs to be led, a balm to torturous souls, a calm in the most troubled seas.

i am glad you are my youngest blood brother, dik, and no one else could be better than you.

we love you very very much, dik. we'll see you tomorrow at my place, mkay???

love, love, love and love.

Udi. taken on 25-dec-2005, his 21st b'day and my wedding do

4 -- 26-dec-2008

it's also my 24th IAmWoman Birthday the day after Udi's. *grins*

***

so, peeps, forgive me for being rather melancholic.

i feel like i'm supposed to have achieved a lot in life, well, i thought i have. maybe i have. but not as much as i'd like it to be.

peace.

f~

Monday, December 22, 2008

How Umum is Umum?

"Good luck for the Paper Umum. I hope the questions are umum enough that you'll crunch 'em like peanuts. Umum question like, Siapakah Perdana Menteri kesayangan anda? And you'll sing along LaLaLaLaLaLaLah while answering it.."
~ a comment by Durian Di Dubai on 17-Dec-2008

Hehehehe, i WISH!

These are how Umum the questions were, mate:-


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Ada 8 soalan out of gazillions of topics (Ok lah, maybe 27). Jawab 5.

Dah. Cukup-cukup lah aku nak sit for this paper lagi. Nak muntah dok menghafal & faham benda yang sama tiga kali...

f~

If Only...

... I could morph out into something or someone else once in a while di waktu-waktu agak down begini. Just for a tiny-weeny-bit while. Like, to get out of reality for a bit kinda while.

And 'tis the nearest I could get to morphing. Terima saja lah Labuuuuuuuuuu...

Or here.

Go here for more time-killing fun.

As if keja aku tak cukup banyak la kan.

Lusa, Wedding Anniversary kami ke-3. Hak-ah, baruuuuu ke-3. Boleh tak stay 3 forever agaknya. Kan aku dah cakap, aku la ni in state of denial. Nak stay half-past 30 forever, and Abang to stay 46 forever too.

Reminds me that I need to prepare a piece for an entry for the day. Sempat ke hah. Malam tadi satu malam cari lagu sesuai untuk Abang. Tapi tak jumpa-jumpa.

The only tune Abang's singing to for the past weeks (yes, weeks. Not days. But weeks) is lagu tema the Indo sinetron "Gengsi Gede-gedean". Ya Allah adakala macam dengar lagu Teletubbies on the UK Top Chart -- aku rasa macam nak scream in madness. Kadang-kadang la. But usually, I'll miss him singing to it, knowing that if he's singing in his best of tones, it means that he's quite happy and contented.

Yeah. I love this man, man... warts, quirks, and all.

"langkahku smakin lelah berjalan menyusuri
mondar mandir di keramaian kota
hati yg bingung lamaran kerja ditolak
ngga tahu kenapa
mungkin kurang syaratnya

andai saja aku punya
harta yang berlimpah
aku takkan terhina

mikir-mikir daripada
ku melamar kerja
lebih baik ku melamar kamu"


~OST Gengsi Gede-gedean

malaram pakai spec 3D masa pi tengok Bolt

f~

Friday, December 19, 2008

Kami Tengok Bolt-3D

1.
How was my exam??? Okkkayyyyy lahhhhh. Semua hint keluar, Alhamdulillah. My friends pun sayang I 'coz I shared with them the hints that I got. So, all of us were happy.

But of course, last time aku ambil pun, semua hint keluar sebijik sebijon. Tak jugak dapat 4, kan? Hmph.

Aku dengar by next year, PTK exams maybe akan di-abolished and tukar dengan log books.

Part of me rasa lega... no more exams to sit, yeay!!! Another part rasa sakit hati... kot orang lain senang-senang aje nak fight for naik gaji next year even without sitting for exams like I have. Hmph.

See how, see how.

* Apa itu PTK, oleh Abg Mat Saman Kati.

2.
Lepas exam semalam, Abang suruh datang terus ke ofis dia sebab dia tengah kemaruk nak makan McD (mimpi apa tah. Takkan pregnant, kot?) and boleh terus tengok wayang. Maknanya, nak makan McD kat Midvalley lah tu, since McD kat Midvalley memang sebelah panggung aje.

I wanted to see the much-hyped Twilight. But Abang tak layan pun to my suggestion, and instead sibuk memilih between Beverly Hills Chihuahua or Bolt.

I thought he loved romantic films, but he corrected me. He loves romantic comedies, excuse me. Oooo, baik, lahhhh. I stand corrected.

I sms-ed Abg Tommy and asked his opinion between Twilight, Chihuahua and Bolt.

He said, if suka romantic mushy-mushy, choose Twilight. If suka romantic comedy and witty & funny liners, choose Chihuahua. Unfortunately, he's never seen Bolt.

With the reply, Abang kata maka dengan itu adalah menjadi tanggungjawab kita untuk menonton Bolt and review it to Tommy.


And to our surprise, ada Bolt 3D. Fuiyyyooo. Bukan wayang 3D hanya ada di I-Max aje ke? So we bought those tickets instead. RM17/tix. Not too bad actually, as compared to the one at I-Max. Maybe sebab guna technology apa yang ada aje kat Midvalley, kot. Ye la, kat I-Max guna dome-seating and dome-screen. Kat Midvalley takkan nak guna gitu just for Bolt, kot.

Well, what can I say. We just love the movie! We were so surprised to the fact that the movie wasn't at all like the movie posters outside -- so... untempting & uninviting, so to speak. Plus, it wasn't much hyped about here in Malaysia. At least, not like Wall-E, or Cars, or even Twilight, kan. Maybe because it was truly Disney without the help of the usual Pixar. So, people wouldn't think it to be as great as other works by the usual animation giants.

We may be biased about loving the film, since we're both suckers at cute, touching animal movies. At some part, I could even hear Abang sniffing while I was shedding a tear or two. What we both like most about the animals in the movie was that the animals still do act as animals -- they growl, purr, cuckoo, bark, do tricks and all. But when they're among themselves, they talk like us humans.

And the chasing scenes at the beginning of the movie -- best giler! Orang kampung macam aku dengan Abang sampai jerit-jerit sebab seronok dibawa Bolt lari laju-laju menyelit celah-celah kereta kat Hollywood, hahahah! Peghak bebenor.

Dan being orang kampung jugak, we were laughing and screaming our heads off as if kat panggung tu ada kami aje. Lantak la kan. Haha.

Cuma sayangnya the movie looks way darker with 3D glasses. Kalau depa ejaskan sikit brightness/contrast wayang tu, memang lagi best la kan [ingat ni KedaiFoto Adobe ke, nak ejas brightness/contrast eh].

I could also honestly say that Bolt [John Travolta] and "his person", Penny [Miley Cyrus], could not survive the film well if it were not for Mittens the stray cat, Rhino the hamster-in-a-ball and the strings of pigeons that the trio (Bolt, Mittens and Rhino) get to know of along the story.

I went back home after the movie, wanting to make a Bolt out of Labu and Labi.

Sigh.

Eiii, best giler, lahhhh.

Abang of course lah rasa lega sebab Bolt tu best. Ye la, dah le aku study till 2 pagi sebelumnya, kurang tidur, lepas exam pi makan dengan kawan-kawan kat Tony Roma's @ Pavilion (aiyohhhhhhhhhh sedapnyaaaaaaaaa), pastu turun naik public transport, berjalan sana sini lagi semata-mata nak ke ofis Abang b'coz he has cravings over McD and I wouldn't want him to waste time fetching me at home before going for a bite (McD doesn't do deliveries to Bandar Sri Permaisuri. Rugi kan depa???). Letih jugak woh.

Bak kata Abang bila dah sampai rumah malam tadi, "Nasib baiiiiiiiiiik Bolt tu best. Kalau tidak, mesti kena maki punya. hahahaha".

Hehe. Macam laaaaaaaa aku pernah maki dia. Kan dosa besar kalau maki suami, hmph.

Lepas ni nak cari DVD pulak. Better still, if my assistant can download it from the Net. hehehe

* WARNING: movie spoilers in links *

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Still At It

Labi, hujung sana, tidur. Nyampah akew.

Labu, hujung sini, sibuk ajak main.

Kak Lin, study til nak muntah.

Abg Zul, masih meeting di HQ.

Time, 9.35pm.

In 14.5 hours' time, I will be free! Weeeee!

In the meantime... Five done, two more BIGGER subjects to go. Huak. Letih kepala akewww.

The Brevity of Life

Sekejap aje 2008 akan berakhir.

How I wish there were extra 24 hours for each of the remaining 14 days. Kot la aku boleh sempat expedite lagi the things I've yet to start, or even to accomplish what I've aimed for in 2008.

Truth? I'm not ready to leave the 'half-past 30' mark. I am still in denial that age is catching up real fast and yet I still have a lot to do.

Umi Ayah will be in their 60s next year, and that, too, is too much for me to bear. I want and still need them to be forever young and energetic.

Sigh. I haven't done a lot, you know. I haven't done a lot. At least not for them. Sigh.

And you know how these days life's becoming so... brief. One moment you're well, kicking others at their butts, hurting, forgiving...the next moment you're gone.

***

Al-Fatihah, to abg Mat Zahari's newly-wed son & daughter-in-law, who succumbed to their Friday's injuries on Monday and Saturday respectively. Abg Mat is Suara Keadilan's News Editor. Semoga Allah memberi kekuatan ke Abg Mat sekeluarga untuk mengharungi saat-saat getir begini...

***

And Al-Fatihah too to bro Syukree [here and here] who passed away in his sleep this morning around half 9, after a year long battle with a mysterious illness that subsequently changed his character.

Syukree was one of SK's most dedicated staff/journalist before he got sick earlier last year. News about his passing over here. A very nice, kind-hearted, darling young man, who had, to my surprise and sadness, turned into someone bitter and spiteful when I last saw him up and about at the recent Congress.

But, two days ago dia datang ke pejabat Abang, tunggu Abang di pintu untuk minta maaf for his slanderous remarks over SK staffs the past month, particularly to Abang. It was plastered all over his blog which really hurt a lot of people at the SK office (he had closed down the long-running blog since last week, me thinks).

Abang being Abang, forgave him, knowing he's been ill. Some of his ex-colleagues and friends still refused to forgive, though.

And at 10.30 this morning, Abang received a phone call from Syukree's brother regarding the shocking news.

I hope by now people have sincerely forgiven him, and remember his old self rather than the ill, spiteful one.

Coz that's how you want to be remembered, you know. The good, kind and lovely side of you, which I believe was what Syukree was till the end. And Syukree was barely 25, I think.

He could've done more great, great things in life. Tapi Allah lagi sayangkan dia, and saves him from further destruction...

May you finally rest in peace...

***

Esok pagi is my Paper Umum, taken the 3rd time within a year. Not sure if I'm more prepared this time round. Boy I do need some luck nevertheless. *sakit perut*

Sunday, December 14, 2008

You, Me and The Moon III

Cerita Retard No.11

Dari Abang Tommy, gambar bulan pagi from the Armada Hotel last month...


Cerita Retard No.12

Dari Nunigosh, taken on 15th Syawal this year... gila besor bulannya!


Cerita Retard No.13

Dari Hajjah Elisa kita...

"This was taken on the rooftop of Masjidil Haram with my handphone (mana larat nak hangkut SLR wehhhhh), so forgive the quality. Ni lepas selesai tawaf wida', on 14th Dzulhijjah , around 1:30am gitu. I tried to MMS you, tapi phone network jam lah.. asyik fail aje."


....sigh, mesti mesmerizingly breath-taking, being in the Holy Land under the fullmoon...

Cerita Retard No.14

An e-mail from a silent reader, Lin Alias...

"Hi Kak Lin, I thought I send you some pix of full moon taken on Friday night on my way back from Klang to Subang and was stuck in the jam cause by the bridge construction in Klang..."



Mesti rasa kurang marah, got stuck in a jam under the fullmoon, kan...?

Cerita Retard No.15

Magnificent fullmoon in Norway... by lovely Naz.


***

Thanks for the thots, y'all....! Mwaks!!!

Hoooookay gotta get back to my notes. Exam paper Umum this Thursday! (my 3rd time, noks!!!! argh! *tarik rambut*)

f~

Haiku Pencuri Lawak

The thief left it behind -
the moon at the window

~ Ryokan

* staring up from my pillow and through the curtains *

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cerita Retard No. 10: bulan cyberjaya

The Heart skipped many beats at such sight.

Thank you for the thoughts via MMS, Dear Daddy-to-be.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Raya Korban Akak: Jari Itu

Warning: This Post Contains Images Which May Not Be Suitable for Viewing and May Cause Nausea Due to the Horrific Nature In Which the Subject is Portrayed.

Heh heh, I've always wanted to say that in my blog. But yeah, the above warning applies for the images of my jari kena sagat as posted below.

I thought I wanted to share how my Umi swears on a lot of Minyak Gamad on any luka before the luka started dripping blood, and avoiding the said luka dari kena basah.

But you know, it was Raya time and nak tak nak aku kena 'turun padang' buat kerja sama-sama di dapur, though I had a lot of help from both Umi and Ayah on the cleaning part. Aku jadi tukang lap aje kali ni, heh heh.

That said, I donned a plastic bag on my right hand and put a getah around the wrist. We have surgical gloves at home, but I'm allergic to the powder inside the glove -- sungguh mengada, kan -- so had to resort in wearing something so not kewl la kan. Guests would ask me kenapa dengan tangan? I would answer, rendang sedap tak? Kalau sedap, ini lah dia *tunjuk jari berbalut*.

Hahaha.

Anyhoos, the sagat part happened on Raya eve (7-Dec) at 5-ish in the evening. So, Pic 1 was 4 hours after that when my bros nak help me change the dressing. Pic 2 was taken on the next day -- kecut-kecut sebab pakai plastic lama naa 'coz orang ramai datang. Pic 3 was day 3 of the luka, at night, before I retire. Pic 4 was taken this morning, which made the luka 4-days old.

Click image for larger view -- kalau tak geli la kan.

So, okay, it wasn't like one fifth of my kuku got busted la kan, but it sure felt that way. Lepas ukur-ukur, maybe one-ninth aje la. Mujur dah kawin, idok le jatuh saham akew. Ngeeee.

But the luka healed pretty awroit ey??? Now I can join Umi swearing our lives on Minyak Gamad too.

And am I ever serik to use the mesin kelapa??? Naaah. Just a tad more cautious. Masa aku guna tu pun sebenarnya I was cautious than ever -- sambil mesin mulut terkumat-kamit baca Bismillah b'coz there were 10 kelapas to parut.

But the tempurung terpelanting masa I was not terkumat-kamit and instead fikiran tengah termelayang ke something else I couldn't recall. Perhaps Allah was trying to teach me something for inadvertently forgetting Him for a mili-second. Padan la dengan muka akew.

***

You know, when I was small, small accidents like this would only invite anger from my dad for being careless. He would sympathize like no end punya simpati, macam the world could close in on him b'coz I got hurt. But at the same time tangan dia naik "BEDEBAP!!!" ke bahu aku or lengan aku or usually bontot aku (mujur la banyak 'kusyen' kat situ, kan. Haa now you know why la my bonts evolved in such a way, haha). Sakit woh, no joke. It was a reminder to be more careful. But of course it made you want to howl out loud -- dah le luka, sakit, atu kena marah la pulak. Apa kehalnya Yob, kan?

The time my jari got sagat, Ayah was outside gardening. He only knew about it later on at night masa nak tukar dressing (Pic 1) when Umi told him while he was lying watching the telly.

Ayah, with muka saaaaaaaaangat simpati and concern like he was equally in pain too, bangun and asked me, "Hah??? Mana??? Mmph-mmph-mmph Kak LiiiiiinnNNNN, teruk ke??? Anak Ayah kalau luka, Ayah rasa sakit, tau!!"

Aiseymen. Aku dah takut ni. Helo aku ni dah kawin takkan la still dia nak "BEDEBAP!!!" lagi kat bonts aku kan? He was this *put together thumb and index finger* close to slap me somewhere, nonetheless!

Cepat-cepat aku buat muka kesian and cried out to him, "Tapi Ayaaaah, Kak Lin dah kawiiiiin, saham Kak Lin dah dibeliiiiiii, tak payah nak jatuh-jatuh daaaah!"

Terus dia cool down, hahahahahaha! But still muka dia berkerut-kerut macam dia yang sakit, tak habis-habis "Mmph-mmph-mmph!", "Mmph-mmph-mmph!".

Esok-esok akak sakit beranak, cemaner la agaknya Ayah akak tu. Mmph-mmph-mmph *geleng kepala*.

f~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Their World

I wonder if Labu Labi know the word "demam".

I know they don't know the word "hate" exists.

All they know is "eat", "sleep", "play", "pee", "poo"... and "love".

Tengah nak siap-siap balik Cheras. Abang has meeting at 2pm. Other than that, he'll be on leave till Friday. Yeay!! Tak tau nak ke mana lagi, though. Maybe ke rumah Udi di Melaka, kot. See how, see how.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Raya Korban Akak: Pagi

It could've been the kind of Eid I'd enjoy, dengan cuaca mendung yang sangat menyejukkan the hot mammal in me, if it were not for my right thumb yg tertanggal one fifth of kuku & in place daging thumb yang berlubang kena sagat mesin kelapa petang semalam, my 'first day' pain, and Abang yang demam teruk dari semalam.

Ya, tak jadi balik Kedah hari ni. Blessing in disguise, really. Back pain, mens pain, thumb pain... Hilang mood aku nak bermuka manis.

The rendang-rendang taste extra delicious nonetheless. Mesti sebab ada terpercik setitik-dua darah akak masa sagat jari parut kelapa. Mmm, yum.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Much Awaited Long Break

It's my last day of work today before going off for a week next week! I wouldn't know whether those days would be totally resting days for both Abang and I, or it'd get worse from there. You know la, holidays usually make you more tired than feeling refreshed.

Will be going back to Bangi with the furkids on Sunday morning. Abang pre-warned me that his office will be working really late this Sunday to complete as much pages before the Raya Haji break the next day and deadline on Tuesday.

Fine by me. At least I could help Umi with the rendang-making and what not on Raya Eve. Nak kena masak lebih kali ni, nak bawak balik sikit ke Pendang since we couldn't spare much rendang for Pendang during last Aidilfitri (macam terasa nak buat lagu rap pulak: Rendang for Pendang. hehe).

Abang's plan so far has been as such:
  • Raya Haji Monday: to Pendang after solat Raya in Bangi
  • Tuesday: to Jitra for Family Day with Abang's family. Abang plans to stay over for the night in Jitra while the rest balik on the same day.
  • Wednesday: travelling back down south. Maybe stop half-way at Kangsar (or somewhere else interesting) for a night or two. Wanted to stop at Penang and stay at my organisation's Apartment, but it's all fully booked.
  • Thursday: Kangsar (or somewhere else interesting)
  • Friday: back to KL

For once Abang decided to wriggle his way out of the office and have a break with me, The Wife. I hope his break will not be spoiled with frantic phone calls or emails what so ever from the office or where ever, 'else his break with me, The Wife doesn't serve any purpose does it?

Ye la, akak bengang la jugak. Orang lain dalam ofis dia boleh pula ambil cuti. Pastu laki akak pulak tu yang kena cover keja diorang. Padahal laki akak ni Big Boss. Tak faham akak, kan. I been too patient for far too long, mind you.

As for me, I just need to rest, that much needed rest and get-away, before I go madly insane from all the rat-race, routine, family, the City and bad, unhealthy air. Lagi best kalau dapat berambus pi Pulau Perhentian ka, or Sabah ka.

Come to think of it, we could've (berambus to KK), couldn't we ~ Wednesday pagi pi KK, Jumaat tengahari balik KL. Sheesh. If only Abang's break could be planned way earlier for me to book all sorts.

Ah well. Yang paling penting, we both can go somewhere and rest as much as we can. Better still if we could make as much babies, too.

Oh I'm so gonna miss Labu Labi next week.

Labi Ucuk-ucuk

But before the break, it’s going to be rigorous washing and cleaning for tonight and tomorrow. I wouldn’t like to be coming back after a long break to a dirty and dusty house with mountain-load of laundry. Hilang terus holiday mood aku nanti. Dengan Abang-abang sekali kena tempias. Korang pun gitu jugak kan, tak kaa? Ngeeee

Note to self:
Harus bawa nota PTK kulu-kiler sebab diterima re-sit for Umum Paper on the 18th (my No.3 re-sit, uols! Aaack!)! Boleh ka akewww (belajar)?

f~

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Saaaaaayang Dia

Alhamdulilah, Kerajaan BeeEnd telah kali ke-5 menurunkan lagi harga petrol di dalam negara... syukuuuuuuur kita dengan kerajaan umur 51 tahun ini yang sangat prihatin dengan masalah dan kemelut rakyat yang saban hari ada sahaja berita kena retrench baik di dalam mahupun di luar negara.

Juga, akan 'penarikan' semula [ke, kajian semula??? malasnya aku nak google] fatwa yoga.

Ish, kenapalah rakyat tak sayang Kerajaan BeeEnd ni haa? Dah la depa ada akai, penyayang pulak tu. Put aside those jibaok-jibaok kurang ajar ~ don't you just love Kerajaan BeeEnd these days? Only fools [like me once] aje yang tak pandang tinggi dengan pengorbanan, titik peluh dan bijak-pandai mentadbir negara macam Kerajaan BeeEnd ni, taww. Ohhh I so miss them back home in Bangi. Maklumlah, Selangor is now a Pakatan Rakyat state maa. I mean, what can a budak hingusan do, kan???

I'm expecting a further 6th and 7th petrol cut prior to the T'ganu By-Election... don't y'all? I know they won't let the rakyat down. I just know.

My wish and pray for the Kerajaan BeeEnd to win the By-Election and win big this time! You certainly deserve it! Way to go, BeeEnd!!!

Z A S S S S S S S ! ! ! ! !
*mati kejung kena panah petir*

f~

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Haiku Langit Senyum

langit tersenyum

bertanya pada punggok --

"kau tunggu bulan?"

~ @jln sultan abd samad, brickfields.

Haiku Rabu

Cepatnya minggu

berlalu bila petang

Rabu menjelang.




f~

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Night When The Sky Smiled

[updated 3-dec-2008, 5pm:

Last night while driving home from Abang's office, I saw something really strange up in the sky, which was this...


... and almost instantly a text message from Amy came through:

"Kak Lin, cuba tengok bulan skarang, mcm smiley face with two stars mcm mata"

Hehehehehehe, memang tiyut! Aku reply.

Aku sampai aje rumah, Abang pulak call dari office:

"Ni kenapa tah bebudak kat ofis semua pakat turun tengok bulan. Perhaps you wanna check out why, too"

Aku pun beritahu Abang that the moon wants to play clown on us tonight, keluar smiley face hehehehehe

I sms-ed a few people on the smiley moon, unfortunately their sky was cloudy so they couldn't see. So, to those yang tak dapat tengok macam mana rupa smiling night sky malam tadi, macam gambar kat atas tu le rupanya!

Kalau tiap-tiap malam sebelum malam bulan terang langit senyum macam ni kan best. Rasa happy aje.

f~

Monday, December 01, 2008

Abang's Tee

Beli beli! murah murah! T-shirt kartun by Zunar, original punya! Ini yew mesti ta boley cari punya dekat petaling street kaa, masjid india kaa, bukan tiru-tiru punya ok!

This t-shirt with Abang's masterpiece was sold in one of the gerais at the congress, done by Abang's friends. There were apparently many other designs yang cun-cun -- I still keep their proposals that they presented to Abang, and am duly impressed! -- tapi diorang buat yang ini dulu to test the market.

I'm not even sure where they'd sell the tees after the congress, but I heard they're gonna send some stocks to the Ricecooker@C.M.

Largest size available at the time this pic was taken was XXL, which is still 1 size smaller for both Abang & I, which of course made us both feel rather disgruntled. Ye la, we're both supposed to be the patron-saint of the big, bold and beautiful...tiba-tiba jual (or rather, allow friends to jual) t-shirt yang kami sendiri tak selesa pakai, hehe.

I hope by now the size issue dah being taken care of dah 'coz Abang dah inform kawan dia that perhaps he should take out the S-size tee altogether and downgrade the current M-size to S-size instead. Baru la tuan melukis katun boleh pakai, kannaaaa.

Will update on where/how to buy, how much, and what sort of other designs available.

Btw, also ada lengan panjang. Colours in white, black and brown.

Beli nanti, eh? Eh? *grins*

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Respectable Foe???

Something really… strange? sad? frustrating?... happened a moment ago when I went out to the pharmacy nearby.

Those of you who are familiar with Permaisuri would know the horrendous double-parking practice at the shop area, since no one wants to park at the vast parking lot provided and pay RM2 for mere minutes.

People have double-parked behind us so many times, too. Yang paling kami marah – dah la dalam baaaaaaaaaaaaanyak-banyak kereta yang park, kereta kami yang jadi mangsa. Lepas tu, tak tinggal nombor telefon for us to call for them to remove their car pula tu. Bila hon pun, lamaaaaaaaaaa baru nak teringat yang dia double-park belakang kita.

With that in mind, Abang & I have long prepared our phone numbers on an A-5 size paper (A4 paper lipat dua) in the car. A number on each side. Kalau aku yang bawak kereta, I’ll put the side yang ada my number if I double-park (or even tumpang parking kat space orang). If Abang yang bawa, he’ll put the side with his number.

So far, we’ve never being called for us to remove our car, which is ok la kan. Maybe sebab kami tinggalkan kereta sekejap aje.

But tadi, this noon, I had to double-park behind a certain red MyVi since I was just going to be very quick in the pharmacy (quick tak quick pun, mau 5-10 jugak la I needed). As usual, I left my phone number on the dashboard. Mind you, on A5 size paper, tau. Big and bold the number is. Bukan tulis kecik-kecik on some decrepit old receipts ke apa.

You know when you’ve left your number like that, you tend to ‘let go’, like, less aware of any honking whatsoever. Ye la, nombor dah besar-besar terpampang kat atas dashboard, you tend to be at peace dah la kan. Asal jangan pegi jauh-jauh dari kereta, dah la.

And also I put my handphone on loud so that I’ll hear the first ringing from deep inside my bag.

True enough, five minutes in the pharmacy, I got a call from an unfamiliar number. I said, “Hello?” And I got a reply from some really irate Indian guy, “You’re blocking my car lah!!!”.

Calmly I replied, Ok Ok I’m coming out now, sorry!

Wow, I told myself. Marahnya dia??? Itu aku letak nombor, tu. Kalau tak letak nombor macam orang lain yang selalu buat kat kami, macam mana la agaknya ya??? Kira akak macam bengang la jugak, kan.

I excused myself from the adik-adik kat pharmacy yang tengah melayan aku, walked out deras-deras to cross the road to remove my car. Before I got into my car, I smiled at the guy, who was with his family maybe (I saw a big elderly woman, a couple of kids and a lady behind the wheel) and said, “Ok sorry!”.

And as I was reversing back, the owner of a Wira car beside the irate red MyVi (whom I also double-parked him) datang berlenggang dari arah Supermarket with his trolly. So, I reversed lagi jauh sikit, selang satu kereta (lepas la kalau dua-dua kereta nak keluar), ‘coz the Wira guy decided to park the trolly right behind his car-boot to transfer his groceries. And I gave a light-signal so that cars behind would know that I’m about to take over the parking space from the red MyVi.

Cars were coming, streaming the one-way road, making it hard for the lady in the red MyVi to reverse. Macam biasa la kat M’sia ni, lagi nampak lampu reverse, lagi nak lalu. Bukan reti nak kasi chan ke apa.

Satu kali, pompuan tu bukak tingkap, suruh akak ke belakang lagi. Aku tunjuk la gesture – aku dah ke belakang. It’s the trolly who’s blocking your way, dammit. Part ‘dammit’ tu dalam hati aje la kan.

Makna kata, baik la dia suruh Abang Wira tu to alihkan sikit the trolly, kan??? Itu pun akak reverse lagi sikit, Dik non! Kot la dia ni tak berapa pandai reverse tempat sempit ka, kan.

And dia STILL nak suruh akak ke belakang lagi! Ya Tuhan apa kena dengan pompuan ni, ni??? Kereta macam aku aje, bukannya besar lebar macam SUV ke apa.

Bila dia akhirnya dapat reverse keluar habis, dia naikkan fist dia (or maybe she was making a gesture too, but glad I didn’t see) and jerit “BODOH!!!” kat akak!

WOW!!! Hell-looo???

Kau yang bodoh tak pandai maneuver kereta, kau marah orang lain pulak??? Kalau dia tahu yang akak ni pernah bawak keta kat segala tempat sempit di celah-celah makbeydah Scotland, Isle of Skye or even the hillocks of tea plantation in the Highlands dulu, pasti dia tak maki akak… agaknya la.

Pastu dia pun ciao, sebelum sempat akak nak react. Ye la that was really uncalled for, okay!

Eh, geram gila akak, dik non oi!!!!

Akak pun park baik-baik, and masuk balik Pharmacy to continue with my shopping. Akak pun cerita la what telah happened to the adik-adik pharmacy yang tengah tunggu akak, kan. Depa pun naik geram. Ye la, akak kan dah tinggalkan nombor phone for them to call, bukannya I left my car double-parking others irresponsibly, kan?

Adik-adik pharmacy tanya akak, akak tak maki dia balik ke?

Akak kata, kalau dia dah bodoh, nak maki dia balik pun tak guna sebab dia memang bodoh, aku kata.

I went back with some sense of… unfinished business, I would say. Bukan sebab akak nak marah orang tu balik ke apa, but akak nak their explanation kenapa yang dorang marah sangat ke akak padahal every single thing that I did tadi I had them in the best of my interest.

And then I remembered, oo yeaa, kan mamat tu ada call aku??? Hence I have their number!

So, lepas aku park keta kat condo and sebelum keluar dari keta, I sent them an sms. But not first without reversing the car back and imagining a trolly right behind my neighbour's car and another imaginary car behind the trolly, just to gauge and understand the lady's frustration. Hmph, tak susah apa pun. Aku rasa mungkin dia dah tak tahan nak berak pagi ke apa, tak sabor nak keluarkan kereta, pastu marah ke aku pulak. Ye la, takkan nak marahkan ke trolly, kan. Doubling her bodohness.

This was what I sent:

“Dear kind Sir, Good Afternoon. I’m the lady who blocked your car, but at the same time left my number for you to call/sms to remove my car. I’m deeply disturbed that your lady had, for whatever reason, ‘maki’ me (I think she was angry at the trolly that made her difficult to reverse, but vented out on me instead. So, I would like to forgive her for that). Just so you know that perhaps next time you should marah people who block your car WITHOUT phone numbers just like they do ALL THE TIME HERE in Permaisuri, instead of me. The world is small, kind Sir. We may be living/working in the same block, no? Peace.”

Haa mak ngkau. Panjang lebar akak nulis nya. But at least akak rasa lega lepas tu, kan.

Akak ingat nak add “Makkal Sakhti” ke kat belakang. Tapi takut depa orang-orang kuat MIC la pulak, kan. Mana la tau! So I ended with “Peace” aje, cukup la tu.

(FYI I did that "Makkal Sakhti" wish to my contractor once, not knowing that his cable in the organisasi terdiri dari orang-orang kuat Amenok, hence, dia tak pernah respond when I first said “Makkal Sakhti” to him. Mujur contractor aku tu kuat kerja gila, completing my job three months in advance! But at least now he knows that he doesn’t need to kipas me for any jobs. As long as he’s darn good in his work, he deserves what he’s due.)

Do you think they’d be fuming mad further after receiving my sms like that?

I haven’t received any reply, nor do I expect to get any reply from them. I hope if they do not have any kind words to reply my sms, then they better don’t.

* * *

Hey, by the way, do you guys know any supplier that could make (and then also sell) car sticker (or even yang boleh gantung kat kereta guna that plastic sucker tu) that says…

“KINDLY LEAVE YOUR NUMBER IF YOU FEEL LIKE LEAVING YOUR CAR ASS BEHIND OUR ASS CAR, THANK YOU”

… or something funny along the line.

f~

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unity Under One Roof

Now di Kongres. As spouse to Abang, obviously, rather than a perwakilan.

Ayah and uncle Tapa are around somewhere in here. Stadium agak penuh. Maybe...10k?

Oh I just LOVE being here... tis where Malaysians of ALL races can be under the same roof without prejudices, with one thing in common: ketuanan rakyat.

I LOVE being around 'pahlawan-pahlawan rakyat'. They humble you, you know. Mana taknya, they were the ones fighting for you and for generations to come, tanpa berkira warna, kaum, ugama. They never, never cease to humble me.

Madam emcee is someone a celeb in the blogosphere. Di belakang aku also ada RPK and family, Mr.Haris, Zorro and their lot. Aku juga nampak Abg Matsamankati lalu-lalang, tapi segaaaaan nak tegur! Tadi aku jumpa the very lovely lovely Polytikus -- RETARD akew! Ngeeee.

I tell you, the pidato by YB Hutan Melintang and also by the Dr.Lady ex-MCA really made segala bulu in this stadium berdiri.

Oh, by the way, the congress is being streamed 'live' on tvantara.

Can't wait for Pak Anwar's pidato. Pasti lagi fiery.

La'ers!

Self-Explanatory

Not until it practises impartiality, non-partisan and non-racial, jangan nak HARAP aku akan contribute to the profitability or gaji kakitangan Utusan Meloya.

Harap maklum.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Celi!!!

Hari ini hari jadi ke-28 my one and only blood-sister in the whole universe.

Why I emphasize the 'blood-sister' is that I've way too many adik perempuan. Man, I've lost count lah. Yang anak-anak angkat to my parents; those yang I anggap as my own sisters; those yang dorang anggap I as their big sister. I can't even tell them apart dah which is which. Haha.

But I only have one and only blood-sister in the whole universe.

No matter what happens, good or bad, she's my one and only blood-sister in the whole universe. And that's my promise to Umi Ayah. Apa-apa pun berlaku, I'm the only big sister that she has. Big blood-sister, that is. And literally at that, too. BIG. hehe

Even though the rebellious she is, she has the kindest of hearts. She maybe 'cengeng' and 'tebuan', but she will drop everything else when it comes to her siblings.

Oh, oh, and a one-man woman, too.

Celi and I may be adik-beradik paling panas -- we argue the most among adik-beradik lain -- but we know we can depend on each other at a drop of a hat.

She may be seven years younger than I am (so now you can guess how old I am now, kan), but believe it or not dia lah yang selalu marah-marah aku or perintah-perintah aku. Haha. Aku ni pulak jenis yang malas nak gaduh dengan dia walaupun kadang rasa macam nak cekkkkikkkk aje dia, so aku selalunya mengalah dan ikut aje cakap dia.

Paling-paling tidak later on I'll just cry sebab nak lepaskan marah. haha. Apa punya Kakak besar, lah. Tak reti nak exert authority.

Celi's very much like Umi -- sangat particular about cleanliness and tidiness. You should see her wardrobe... macam tak pernah berusik barang. Kemas gila!

But kalau nak keluar mana-mana dengan dia, dia lah yang siap paling lambat. She has to mandi and scrub herself off her skin, I guess. Some more nak pakai tudung lagi -- selagi 'atap' tudung (the roof of the tudung) tak lurus dan straight... jangan harap dia nak berganjak! Pastu terus semua orang jadi hangen. hahaha

She, like me, only cooks because of keperluan rather than interest. That said, her specialties are telur dadar, all crispy and so so sedap *drool* and sup sayur kuah blended-potato *drooooooooool*.

She loathes taugeh. She loves everything else especially chocolate, ice-cream and masak merah asam pedas ikan pari.

She loves trekking, mountain-biking, running and, oh yeah, raves over Mini Coopers. She loves Rock music. She used to swear on Bon Jovi at one time, which I never complained since I thought Jon Bon Jovi could make up to be that long-lost really cool Big Bro that we both wished we could have. *drool*

InsyaAllah by next year, she ain't be my unmarried baby sis anymore... sigh. And to think that I used to help my mom bathe her, tukar lampin dia and all... kejap aje masa berlalu, kan?

This is 7-year old me, so very happy dapat adik after being anak tunggal for such a long time. I showed Abang these photos, dia punya la sengih besar. I asked him, Abang sengihkan siapa? He answered dia sengih to both -- to Celi who was so so small, and to his 7-year old wife. haha funny.

Eii kau tengok la Dak Celi ni kan. Muka nakal gila.

Rambut dia dulu panjaaaaang. Kalau nak buang air, mesti dia kena timang rambut dia tak kasi kena bonts.

Nahhh... ini dia si pingitan 28. Still nakal, though.

So Kak Celi...

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY, DIK!!!

We love you like the entire universe-loads, all around and back. Our prayers semoga perjalanan Kak Celi dipermudahkan dan penuh dengan hari-hari bahagia yang mendatang... Aaaaamiiin.

Cepat lah Kak Celi balik. Rindu sangat Kak Lin nak berkumpul adik-beradik lagi. Nazim pun dah rindu sama, tuuuuu *winks* hehe

See ya in January 2009!

And this is a song for you, Kak Celi. A cover of Europe's The Final Countdown, by Toy Dolls.

Miss ya!!! Muaks!!!



f~

Rindu Seorang Kakak

I missed my adik-adik lah hari ni. Tah kenapa.

Back when I was in Edinburgh, the nearest that I could let my adik-adik experience the Scottish accent was the songs by The Proclaimers.

I saw them on the YouTube, and made me missed my adik-adik hari ini.

Especially so since it's Celi's 28th Birthday today... which I will be putting-up a wee birthday-dedication entry later.

Kak Lin windu kat korang...


I'M ON MY WAY
- The Proclaimers

I'm on my way from misery to happiness today
I'm on my way from misery to happiness today
I'm on my way to what I want from this world
And years from now you'll make it to the next world
And everything that you receive up yonder
Is what you gave to me the day I wandered

I took a right, I took a right turning yesterday
I took a right, I took a right turning yesterday
I took the road that brought me to your home town
I took the bus to streets that I could walk down
I walked the streets to find the one I'd looked for
I climbed the stair that led me to your front door

And now that I don't want for anything
I'd have Al Jolson sing I'm sitting on top of the world

I'll do my best, I'll do my best to do the best I can
I'll do my best, I'll do my best to do the best I can
To keep my feet from jumping from the ground dear
To keep my heart from jumping through my mouth dear
To keep the past, the past and not the present
To try and learn when you teach me a lesson

And now that I don't want for anything
I'd have Al Jolson sing I'm sitting on top of the world.


There's kindufa funny song by them that I've just found, 'Throw The R Away' -- vid/song here.

f~

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dok 'Gaduh

Tiket kata wayang mula 9.20pm. It's 9.20pm, but there are only 8 adults and 5 kids in the panggung.

We're watching Madagascar 2 at C@psqu@re. Sempoi, kan.

Kalau nak tengok wayang tapi takmo 'gaduh (bak kata orang Klate. I.e nak rilek-rilek, takmo rebut-rebut), mai la sini.

Parking pun free kalau tengok wayang. They will stamp it at the tix counter.

Ok chiachinchao. Nak start.

Retard Metard

1.
Alhamdulillah, my Matchmaking No.3 has now upgraded to another level -- the aweksbalaks phase. The phase where you'd fall asleep while talking on the mobile in the wee hours. Or even fall asleep with your mobile in your hand, waiting for that much missed nightly call.

heeeeeehehehe... retard ni, can't you tell??? heeeeeehehehe...

2.
InsyaAllah, December would be the month when Matchmaking No.4 shall be formally commenced. Merisik, that is.

I shall now have to start planning on the hantaran, baju-baju and kad for next year’s Do [planningnya la].

Hey it’s my One and Only Baby Sis’ special day. I hope it’ll turn out really special, pretty and memorable! InsyaAllah.

3.
Yesterday morning, I checked my organisation’s website for the Jadual Peperiksaan PTK.

Remember the 2nd PTK exam I sat last June? Haven’t received the results by then, but I can almost tell that I’d have to take the darn exam again to get Aras 4.

And then I saw this…

Aik??? Exam patutnya on last Monday??? Dah la we’re supposed to register a month earlier! Panic akak!

Akak pun cepat-cepat call Bahagian Peperiksaan and inquired about the exam.

Owh, dah tunda rupanya. To 18th Dec. Lega!

And then I inquired about my results for the June exam.

The officer checked… “Puan dapat Aras 3. Boleh naik pangkat ni!”

Alhamdulillah!

Tapi saya bukan nak naik pangkat, sebab mana ada post kosong untuk Arkitek J44 sekarang??? Saya nak naik gaji!!! Saya nak Aras 4, jadi, boleh saya daftar untuk exam bulan 12 ni? I asked.

“Maaf Puan, kami tak benarkan kakitangan ambil peperiksaan 2 kali setahun. Exam kali ni untuk mereka yang tak dapat hadir bulan 6 hari tu, atau yang pertama kali ambil untuk tahun 2008.”

Tapi, bulan 6 tahun depan telalu lama bagi saya!!! Sementara nota saya tak hilang dan saya boleh ingat lagi apa-apa yang saya baca… boleh laaaaa. I pleaded.

“Maaf Puan. Itu memang sistem kami. Kalau Puan nak merayu, mungkin boleh contact Timbalan Pengarah Encik M sendiri?”

Lerrrr, macam ini also got ah? Aku yang rajin nak sit for PTK exam, dorang tak kasi chan. Orang lain yang sibuk nak ponteng exam, dorang masih beri peluang! Mujur aku dengan Encik M tu agak kamcheng la jugak. Tadi aku cuba call, tapi dia sibuk dengan KMK dia.

Esok aku akan call dia lagi. Dia pernah kata yang mulut aku manis, pandai pujuk reluctant Bosses to sing to the audience. Hopefully mulut manis aku berjaya nak merayu domba ke dia pulok. hehehe

Aku perlukan the Aras 4 for Umum. Badly.

Sigh.

f~

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kita Si Ikan Kecik

I need to be fair, here.

This morning, I read from the Sunday's Harian Metro (yes, I read no-brainer papers on Sunday mornings. So, sue me :-p) that Chairman of the Council said they ban the yoga because of the two other principles of yoga that can memesongkan aqidah para penganut Islam.

Yoga has 3 levels -- physical, spiritual/mantra, and connectivity to the Divine.

He said, the 1st level is ok and acceptable, tapi harus mengharamkan the entire thing supaya the 1st level tak berjangkit into 2nd and 3rd level. And The Council will also do a road-tour to educate the Muslims on this.

Ok la I applaud the road-tour thing. If it's a discourse, the better.

But I still think that for something that has benefitted others, like the Silat, there must be a better way to guide the Muslims into not doing something syirik or memesongkan aqidah, like they did the guide on Silat, kan?

Else nak tak nak they would have to ban tai chi or qi gong after this. These two also have all those 3 levels as Yoga does, what. No?

***

Menjadi ikan-ikan kecil yang dipanggil mengadap ikan-ikan besar, memang perit.

Bila sang ikan besar mengaju soalan-soalan pada si ikan kecil and question ikan-ikan kecil's 'limitations of power to run certain jobs', apa si ikan kecil sepatutnya jawab? That si ikan kecil hanya sekadar menurut perintah dari ikan-ikan besar lain yang satu 'level' dengan sang ikan besar yang menanya itu? Tidak, tak mungkin si ikan kecil harus menjawab soalan tersebut dengan kehadiran ikan-ikan besar lain yang sebelum ini telah memberi perintah pada si ikan kecil untuk melaksanakan tugas sebaik mungkin.

Si ikan-ikan kecil hanya mampu diam, dan telan perasaan aje lah.

Oh ya, juga terkumat-kamit membaca Doa Pelembut Hati di dalam hati, supaya Allah permudahkan jalan to have things on ikan-ikan kecil's side.

Alhamdulillah, itu sebenarnya lagi mustajab. Berkat doa, ikan besar jadi lembut hati, dan faham sendiri akhirnya bahawa ikan-ikan kecil hanya sekadar melaksanakan arahan yang diterima.

Ya, aku dan senior QS baru balik dari mengadap Datuk KSU di Putrajaya. Alhamdulillah it went well, walaupun sang ketua dari salah satu jabatan yang berkuasa di organisasi ada hadir di situ dan sikit pun tidak defend kami tadi. Malah, she even had the cheek to suggest a surcharge (potongan gaji kami) on the things that we in the Unit decided what is right in order to carry our duties, in which membuatkan Datuk KSU question our limit of powers and reprimanded us for not referring back to the source of power.

Like. Whot. Tha. Fandango. kan.

No, not to Datuk KSU. But W.T.F to that sang ikan besar organisasi yang hadir, yang tahu dari mana kami menerima arahan untuk menjalankan 'misi' dan 'visi' tapi dia sikit pun tidak mempertahankan kami tadi.

Tapi, akhirnya kesombongan ikan besar organisasi memakan diri mereka sendiri bila Datuk KSU puas hati dengan penerangan kami and told the ikan besar organisasi -- "Puan, no issue lah ni sebenarnya! I think you better go back and settle these internally lah, before Pejabat PM tahu."

There you go.

Nengkali jangan sombong berlagak naa, boleh tak kak? I tak suka lar, taw.

f~

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Yoga versus Silat

On our way to Yaya's UiTM Convo this afternoon, Abang received a text msg from Dr.Farish. Al-Jazeera was about to interview him about the banning of yoga, he told Abang.

Abang asked me to reply him all the best, and to challenge the Fatwa Council to put up a fatwa on detention without trial i.e ISA and the likes.

Now, I may not be practising yoga, nor do I want to sound like I'm looking down on the Council. But with all due respect, I have friends and relatives going for yoga. Some of the places siap sediakan tempat solat lagi untuk my friends/relatives. A Muslim consultant even told me that her Muslim doctor prescribed yoga for her to relieve her stress -- all those breathing techniques, realigning your backs, relieving muscle stress and knots. In fact, a very close and pious cousin told me that I should come and join her classes where they also held buteyko.

I asked some of them -- ada pantang larang ke nak practise yoga ni? You know, macam silat -- kan ada pantang larang lah, jampi serapah lah bagai.

No, not at all! Yoga tak da pantang-larang lah! They said.

Then I thought, kalau macenggitu kenapa tak da fatwa against silat, yang ada jampi serapah, mintak izin roh-roh masa nak buka langkah, and pantang larang tahapa-hapa?

Isn't that lebih memesongkan aqidah?

Pelik.

Later on in the evening, Abang told me that Dr.Farish texted him about a Muslim Yoga Practitioner who was also invited by Al-Jazeera for the interview. Bagus betul, kan?

Patutnya, prior to the fatwa The Council should interview that certain Muslim Yoga Practioner as well as a lot of Muslim doctors out there who prescribe yoga as part of the healing therapy. Do a discourse, will ya. Educate the public. Why so scared one...

Bukan takat jerit, "Jangan sentuh cerek panas!" without explaining that hot kettles can burn you.

At least, too, do a really specific fatwa rather than a blanket. Kindalike, "Guidelines of Yoga for Muslims" of some sort.

How I wish they don't make beautiful and peaceful Islam sounds as shallow.

While you're at that, Dear Fatwa Council, could you please also keluarkan fatwa against rasuah, detention without trials or even cronyism/nepotism?

Kalau nak sangat la keluarkan fatwa, kan.

Read further:
1. Dr.Farish's Race And Islam
2. Michael Jackson converts to Islam

f~

Monday, November 24, 2008

WTF -- Wow That's Funny?

7.35pm, aku masih di ofis menunggu Abang ambil aku. Pagi tadi dia kata deadline pukul 6pm. Tapi sudah 7.35pm, aku masih di ofis menunggu Abang ambil aku.

ti-toot! SMS masuk. Dari Abang.

"Lagi sduemah jam - naik tdks atau naj tunggu?"

What tha???

Aku tekan butang 'Majukan' (ya, handphone aku berbahasa Malaysia) dan mula menaip.

"Pa kebenda maksudnya ni? --> Lagi sduemah jam - naik tdks atau naj tunggu?"

Dan hantar ke Abang.

Lat 10 minit, ti-toot! SMS masuk. Balasan dari Abang.

"Lagi setengah jam - naik teksi atau nak tunggu?"

Laaaa, acu cakap kasi teghaaaaaaaaaaaaang sikiiit.

Sabar je la,karn.

"Tunggu". Aku balas.

Lat 15 mini, ti-toot! SMS masuk. Dari Abang.

"Nak pergi dah ni"

"Ok. Nak miscall nanti, sampai." Aku balas. Menguji.

Lat 5 minit, ti-toot! SMS masuk. Balasan dari Abang.

"Ok nak sampai nanti Abang miscall."

Hehe, mujur akai ada teghaaaaaaaaaaaaang lagi, hehe.

f~

Gambar Gatal

Aritu akak ada cerita yang sebelah akak ada adik jepun videographer cungmelecung like as if he came out from those Japanese soaps ke apa and that akak akan try curi amek gambar dia and try put it up in here, kan?

Nah.


Akak dapat ambil gambar belakang dia aje... sebab akak malew, yew...

Akak ni bab-bab nak amek gambar dengan orang cun, memang pemalew. Takut nanti orang ngata -- eiii orang tua ni, dah la gedempol, tak sedor diri gatalnya nak ambil gambar dengan budak muda yang kiut! Pedophile kapa???

Karn ke malew itew.

Ini pun amek sambil tutup-tutup tangan kat skrin handphone, takut orang belakang akak (yang juga reporters dari jepun) perasan yang ada mamat ni in my frame. Like, can I not be more subtle than this, kan???

Tapi tu la, sayangnya gambar belakangnya tidak mencerminkan kekiutan mukanya itewww.

f~

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Keboringan

Alhamdulillah, the opening ceremony went very very well and smooth. I'd say the secretariat team was fantabulous, made my job very very easy, thus akaaaaak pulak yang dapat puji-pujian tadi. Alhamdulillah, makin kembaaaang akak kau ni, dek non.

This morning I was told by the LOs that the m.c for last night's welcoming dinner went disastrously wrong. It was the 1st time for the young lady, she was dead nervous and thus accidentally missed ALL the salutations at the opening of the night -- tak alih-alih dia terus jemput makan!

Kesian dia. Dia terus menangis, kau. Datin N was so upset, she instructed one of the Directors to replace her....

It could've been me making such unforgivable error too, kan...? One can never tell.

But I was glad akak tak datang dinner tu malam tadi...kalau tak, dah pasti-pasti akak kena buat kerja kebajikan lagiiiiiiew!

Anyhoos, the photo above was taken near the presentation podium soon after the opening ceremony tadi.

Sesambil akak tunggu Mr.Chairperson datang, akak pung snap-snap la karn.

Now tengah presentations of implementation report from all 8 asian delegates. Boring gak...tapi apakan daya, akak kena stand-by dalam hall innew.

Sebelah akak ada adik jepun videographer cungmelecung like as if he came out from those Japanese soaps ke apa. Nanti la kalau akak dapat curi amek gambar dia, i will put it up in here, ngeeeee *sengih gatal dari orang tengah bosan*

Getting Ready at 4am

Taken from the emcee podium, this was the welcoming dance of the event's opening ceremony.

I was told that these dancers had to apply their make-up as early as 4am this morning!

Aku baru nak tidur, dorang dah mula nak bersiap-siap pi keja. Renewed respect. They certainly did not show any signs that they've been up since 4am in their very splendid performances.

Hari-hari Panjang

It's almost 3 in the morning.

Remember the ‘Kerja Kebajikan’ emceeing story I was quite annoyed about?

Well, the days are later on today and tomorrow.

I’ve only done the full script for today (Thursday). Though I have rehearsed with Datin N (the husband just got conferred a Datukship) yesterday evening (Wednesday) at the venue itself which is the L3g3nd Hotel and she had helped me settled quite a bit.

Aiyoh, long day for me I tell ya.

¾ of yesterday morning saw me berhempas pulas to help my QS Officers and Big Boss in preparing tender documents for the tender meeting at 3pm. At 11am, I received a text message from the PRO Boss to present myself at the hotel at the behest of Datin N for full rehearsal.

Dear Gawd. Aku tak buat skrip lagi aterkau!

Apa lagi, akak pakai pulllluuuuuuuuun buat, dah le nak letak all the administrative program sekali for all three scripts [Thursday entire day, Friday half day and Friday farewell dinner on cruise]. Skrip tak sempat siap (though programs siap for two), lantak pi. I thought I could try doodle something in between the rehearsals at the hotel.

Satu kali, driver ofis aku pulak tak da nak tolong hantar aku ke hotel ‘coz kena stand-by kat KLIA for my Timbalan Ketua yang jadi Liaison Officer (LO) for the Bangkok delegates.

Masa tu la nak hujan lebat, kan. Payung pulak tak da. Kalau tak, boleh aku hop on the Star LRT nearby and turun kat Star Putra, no hal la.

Akibatnya, kena la hail a cab.

Aku ni sebenarnya paling takut naik teksi. Takut kena tipu, takut kena rampok, takut kena raba. Ni semua sebab kawan-kawan aku pernah kena.

Tapi Alhamdulillah so far my cab-rides have been most enjoyable, since I tried to make an effort to strike conversations with the cab drivers every time. Tujuannya nak kasi depa rasa guilty kalau nak buat jahat ke akak, karn. Haha

So tadi I chatted with the driver about diesel and NGV vehicles. Kebetulan cab dia guna NGV, so siap dia tunjukkan aku butang NGV <--> Diesel. Yang penting, I want the driver to be friendly to me so that depa rasa guilty kalau nak buat jahat ke akak. Ngeeeee.

Ok, anyway, I digressed.

Reached the hotel at 3pm, ngo nga ngo nge ngo nga ngo nge, habis lima steng.

Aku singgah ke Mall kat sebelah, beli mekap at Gu@rdi@n, beli payung kat P@rkson, and took the Star LRT back to my office.

I sms-ed Abang that I am on my way back to the office.

Abang called back to inform that he’s still in Shah Alam, waiting for his turn for a meeting. And then ada meeting dengan Tian at 7.30pm prior to Tian’s meeting in PKR-HQ at 9pm.

So, cemaner yeh Alin nak balik? Abang asked for my opinion.

Since I’ve to complete my scripts at home and my laptop is at the office 'coz I installed the Printer earlier on, I would have a lot of things with me to bring home -- my office luggage, my laptop, my portable office printer, and my handbag yang besar bagak. I can’t take the cab home, I said. I need someone to help me with the stuff to dibawa naik atas ke rumah [mind you, kat condo aku keta luar tak leh masuk compound. So, to carry all those alone by myself from the guard house up to my unit would be quite, quite far. Dengan hujan lagi, ok. Kena guna payung to cover the printer].

Abang sudah pening.

I said, tak pe lah. I’ll wait for you since I’ve to update my scripts.

But then come 8pm, Abang called up to say that he’s on his way to Tropicana with Tian, and that Tian’s driver, Firdaus, will be picking me up from the office with Tian’s car.

Ok tak kisah la tu kan… at least bila tiba kat condo nanti, dia boleh tolong bawakkan printer aku naik atas sambil cover dengan payung. In which he did, thankfully.

Lepas say bubye-tenchu-Dik-jangan-lupa-kasi-kak-lin-kad-kawin-nanti ke Firdaus, I realized my housekeys were inside the house ‘coz Qia and her friend was around earlier on during the day.

ARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH! Letihnya aku rasa masa tu.

It was already 9pm, and when I called up Abang to tell him that I don’t have the housekeys with me, he was still in Damansara, some 30mins away from Cheras.

Apa lagi, aku pun dah tak larat. Pakat duduk kat corridor depan pintu aku. Mujur corridor kami bersih. Aku bukak kasut, duduk bersila, dan baca Malay Mail.

Sambil-sambil tu dok melayan si Labu Labi dok menggamit memanggil-manggil aku dari dalam rumah supaya masuk ke dalam. Ngau, ngau, mawoh, ngau, tak sudah-sudah. Comel cangat.

And then, tiba-tiba, dok tengah baca surat pembaca, I came across this:

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Lerrr, Abang Ngah (Kak Ilush’s big bro, and also Myra’s other half) wrote in to defend his mate. Tumpang bangga gitew, kan.

9 stengah, Abang pun sampai. Dah le aku tak dinner lagi and had a very light lunch. Aku masuk dalam, settlekan hal-hal rumah sepeninggalan Qia and her room-mate, and masak maggi goreng dengan telur aje sebab Abang & I dah terlalu keletihan untuk turun bawah cari makanan [sorry, rumah aku tak da stock makanan].

And only started doing my work at 11pm.

Adai.

Ok gotta stop. 3.35am now, gewd lawrd!

Need to list down stuff I need to bring tomorrow. I’ve a room at the hotel -- the secretariat put up my name so that I could share with the one and only Lady L.O who accompanies the Mayor of Singapore. I’ll only sleep over on Friday night kot, right after the cruise dinner in Putrajaya.

So, la’ers, ‘gators.

Wish me luck!

f~

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Blaming Game

I am, at best, knackered beyond reason today. Aku rasa macam, macam, nak pi somewhere and jerit kuat-kuat and maki hamun ikut suka hati aku. Sangat frust dan disappointed ke ofis aku hari ni. Nak cerita pun tak larat.

[Spare for the news I received this morning that my office has scored NUMERO UNO (#1) among the 27 departments in the organisation yang mempunyai projek-projek yang rancak berjalan (based on financial spending). Last year kami yang paling corot; this year nombor satu. And all four of my projects, I was told, played a huge part of the contributing factor, Alhamdulillaaaaah! I've to admit that I have a grrrreat team working with me!

and oh! oh! My bro Ahy has been offered to work with MARDI's Technical Team - bahagian exhibition and all that, so I heard - starting this 1st of December!!! Happy sangaaaaaaaaaat!!!]

Walau bagaimana pun, in between settling paperworks, phonecalls and running around between offices, aku sempat buat quiz ni... and the result is as below:


Now, boleh la aku blame my thyroid and also this syndrome as well for my sluggishness and weight-gain, kan?

Heh heh.

Aku dah letih asyik kuar masuk jumpa doktor kat Sri Permaisuri tu mintak muscle relaxant la pain-killer bagai, dan aku siap tanya kenapa masa bulan puasa aku makan sangat berjaga tapi satu kilo pun aku tak hilang -- but the doctor never provide me answers. Like, macam, malas nak fikir ke, malas nak diagnose ke... aku pun tak pasti. Patutnya kalau tengok my history in the card, perhaps dah leh conclude on what sort of further test or diagnosis that I could undertake, kan?

When I went to see the cardio doctor at the HUKM two weeks ago, she suggested that I should come back next year for a blood test to test on my thyroid since I complained as such. Ye lah, maybe something wrong with my hormone ka, metabolism ka. Dr.Shah nama dia. Doctor yang ada akai ni, sesuai aku letak namanya kat blog aku, kan.

Aku rasa, mungkin aku tak nak tunggu next year. Dalam masa terdekat ni, aku nak buat blood test kat klinik organisasi aku. Lesser fee [or if I'm lucky, free]. Pastu aku nak print the articles on fibromyalgia and pass to the organisation doctor yang akan check aku nanti.

And then maybe aku nak print the results of my thyroid quiz apart from the fibromyalgia, and tampal dua-dua article kat dahi aku supaya my family and relatives sayang mulut sikit kalau nak kutuk aku macam aku ni orang paling gemuk dan hodoh di dunia.

Orait tak?

Ngeeee.

f~

Monday, November 17, 2008

telePathetic Ramblings

Since the Buyong and Chombi affair, I think my telepathetic is at it again.

Last Friday night, I was thinking of Nazim, the boy young man I’m currenly re-fixing with my baby sis, Celi (they were both each other’s first loves back in 2001, but broke off a week before my Big Day in December 2005).

As I was just about to sms him and ask his well-being among other things, lo and behold his text message came in! Aku siap melatah “OO MAK NGKAU!!!” lagi!

And he shared with me exactly what I wanted to ask him, concerning him and my sis and plans with his family to meet up mine.

*Twiling Zone switches into the background*

On Saturday when I realized I had very little cash with me to pay for the things in my shopping-cart, I wished the handphone could be used as a payment method – they scan the mobile screen, and payment of groceries billed in your next invoice (if it’s pre-paid, terus tolak dari the pre-paid amount). Instead, I’ve to hand over my ATM card for it to be swiped, and then go behind the counter where the swiping machine is, cover-cover sket dengan tangan to punch my PIN number and then patah balik from where I came from.

Dalam kecanggihan technology, itu pun dorang tak leh fikirkan, kan -- this pay-by-handphone method. Do you know how easy it can be if we can use our mobile phones to pay for groceries or shopping, or even kat touch-n-go lanes???

Satu kali, pagi tadi in the paper, voilah -- “Pay By Phone: Cell phone shopping makes wallets redundant in Japan”.

Ish ish ish diorang niiii. Answering my prayers from afar, lah.

*Twiling Zone switches again into the background*

Yesterday when I went back to my folks’ in Bangi, there was a belated Kad Raya for me in my room.

Hand-written address. From a Publ!c B@nk agent.

For the life of me I cannot recall the name the person had stamped on the card. Let’s call him ‘Al-Ad’.

I took the card with me back to Cheras that noon.

And this morning at the office, since the card was still in my hand-bag, I took it out, read the card back and went, “Sapa dia Al-Ad ni eh…kan bagus kalau dia contact aku ke apa supaya aku tahu sapa dia ni”, and casually threw the card in the bin.

Just as the card flew into the bin, a text message beeped through:
“A’kum, Cuma 14x pengeluaran epf, dgn jumlah pelaburan RM60k, dengan Return 10-20% p.a, bila u retire at age 55, the amount is RM1,916,880, congratulations u will be retiring as a millionaire!huhuhuhuhuhuhu.”

From, ‘Publ!c B@nk Al-Ad’, it says on the inbox!

Lerrrr…. Budak fund manager ni rupanyaaaaa!

*Twiling Zone switches again into the background*

Giler ke apa aku ni.

Satni kalau aku kata aku nak sangat jumpa Barrack Obama, ada chan tak tiba-tiba aku kena jadi emcee kat majlis yang dia ada?

Heh heh, tall order la pulak tu, kan.

[ps: by the way, aku baru keluarkan epf 2x aje for mutual funds, ok. Jadi, aku belum buleh retire as a millionaire lagi, hwaaaaak!]

Maybe lepas ni I should really telepathically ask for more monthly extras and some overseas holidays... ngeeee.

f~

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