Friday, February 29, 2008

RM50 Harga Maruah Pengundi Rembau??

SMS dari Nana 29-02-08, 00:11
"Dapat news dari Rembau, kalau tak gi undi BN nama kena potong from welfare depatment... ni mak kak ipar aku kat Chengkau, Rembau beritahu ni. They are giving 50 ringgit habuan gi mengundi. Tolong forward mana-mana patut for Che'gu Bard's campaign team to check out."

(Love you, Nana!!! Kalau sejuta orang macam Nana ni, orang takut nak kempen kotor and buat jahat,tau.)

I've forwarded this sms to Abang's office, hopefully the makcik tak takut turun jumpa orang-orang Che'gu Bard and Abang nanti.

SO, siapa-siapa yang mengundi di Rembau... kalau dihulur RM50, ambil je. Rezeki jangan ditolak, lebih-lebih lagi dari orang-orang Bodoh (be)Nar. Tapi, harus ingat, maruah anda tak terletak pada RM50 tu. You are more WORTHY than RM50, worthy than easy threats.

Rezeki tu di tangan TUHAN. Kalau rezeki anda ditarik oleh BN sekarang kerana tak mengundi BN, perlu percaya bahawa TUHAN lah yang lebih berhak lagi nak tarik rezeki sesiapa di kemudian hari.

And I'm appalled to discover that someone as educated as Dr.Fazley the penyanyi turut turun beri sokong kepada si Kera Jenglot. My God, how much blind can you be lah Fazley.

Apa-apa hal, didoakan agar perjuangan Che'gu Bard akan diberkati Allah dan seterusnya MENGGONCANG the so-called KETUANAN si Samseng Kera Jenglot!!!

f~

Nyaman

Pagi yang nyaman. Tak panas, angin sepoi-sepoi sedap, maids berkumpul at the cafe sebelah pool ni to chit chat, Abang dah ke ofis.


Rasa macam nak swim... tapi rasa segan pulak, haha.


Maybe karang nak singgah di c.c nearby and check my emails. Got to know from Leen that Impiana Editor nak answer to my complaints on Ahy's work not being mentioned it was Ahy's. Can't wait. +ve or -ve, I'd still be posting her/his comments here. Kena berlaku ADIL, bukannaaa.


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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Resting With Adi

Adi dah balik malam tadi.


He's happier, eventho' faeces tak habis keluar. At least yang keras dah dikeluarkan thro' enema; tinggal yang lembut-lembut deep inside the colon. Pagi tadi pun dia uk-uk just fine, Alhamdulillah.


Medication wise, he needs to be given antibiotics 2x/day for possible internal luka due to enema, 3ml Duphalac lactulose 3x/day (and to slowly reduce to 2ml 2x/day) , and vit.B-complex 1x/day as supplement selagi lactulose diberi.


Aku ambil cuti rehat harini sampai Isnin, 3 hari cuti ganti dari retreat di Genting haritu.


Abang pula kerja, his 16-page weekly pre-GE deadline (usually 32-page fortnight d'line) on Monday noon.


Tadi aku bantai tidur and tengok tv, with all 3 boys surrounding me. My deserved rest, I'd say.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Like A Puzzle

" 'Sihat' betul Abang you sekarang, 'Lin! Eh ajak la dia pi jogging, kecikkan sikit belly dia tu!"


Eh, I suka belly dia macam tu, apa!


"Ish, not good for health, tau!"


Memangla... tapi, very good for my back, woh!


"Eh? Apa kaitan, lah???"


Ya la bila kami tidur and he spoons me, belly dia ngam-ngam muat my back. Macam my back resting against a cushion, tau. Selesa gila!


"Wah, like, fits like a puzzle, la ni?"


Yup, exactly! Fits like a puzzle!


;-D


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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Adi Sakit Lagi

Adi sakit tak boleh berak lagi.


Last dia kena akhir bulan 10 tahun lepas. Even THAT was really bad. Dari x-ray masa tu, the faeces sampai ke ulu hati dah.


Kali ni, dia tak berak yang betul sejak Selasa minggu lepas. Ubat lactulose 'Duphalac' 0.25l (separuh botol air mineral kecik) dah sampai habis, pun tak berak. Sabtu malam Ahad, Abang took a couple of hours' off to drive me to Vet Tmn Segar to buy the lactulose and drove to Bangi to jenguk Adi.


Di Bangi, aku kasi Adi 4ml of Duphalac orally, a mil more than it should. And then, another 2ml through the anus.


Hari Ahad, Umi kata Adi berak, tapi sikiiiit sangat.


Then petang semalam, Ayah called to tell me Adi sampai mengerang-ngerang tahan sakit. Umi kata kesian sangat tengok, sampai bergumpal-gumpal tilam dia jadinya sebab Adi berguling-guling sakit (Umi ada jahitkan tilam untuk Adi, letak dalam jemuran plastik pinggan mangkuk yang dah tak guna, jadi 'katil' dia).


So, dalam keletihan Abang baru lepas two deadlines yang berturut-turut, Abang temankan aku balik Bangi, ambil Adi and sent Adi to Vet Segar. Kami sampai 8.58pm; vet tutup 9pm.


Dr.Chee, yang dulu pernah ubatkan Labu masa Labu jatuh 6 tingkat dulu, attended our case.


Dr.Chee akan buat enema on Tuesday (today).


Aku tinggalkan Adi dengan berat hati - dia mengerang-ngerang sakit, and pandang aku long and sad when I wanted to leave. Sigh... :'-/


Tadi aku call Dr.Chee, he's done x-ray on Adi and said Adi's faeces sangat banyak. He did enema on Adi today, and half of the stool dah keluar. He will observe Adi if Adi could pass the rest by himself.


Worse case scenario, since Adi dah agak kronik, that we'd have to cut his colon short. That's another rm500 burning a hole.


Kesian, Adi. He was my first, you know. I fought hard for Adi to be accepted in Bangi household, and now even Ayah pun dah kamcing dengan Adi. I'm not gonna give-up on him just yet, and neither must he...


Kak Lin jumpa Adi esok, ya...


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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bapak Mertua Kera Jenglot Menangis Siapa Yang Tahu

Inilah kera-kera Kera Jenglot kat Bandar Tun Razak tadi. Hodoh sungguh.

"Oiiii, berapa korang dapat bayaran, ha???" orang-orang belah kami menjerit.

Tengok bawah ni, sampai menangis Bapak Mertua Kera Jenglot dibuatnya. hahahaha.Ada orang ingat, Abang yang conteng banner muka dia ni along the road. Ish, tak kelapaq aku aih! kata Abang.

Tapi, segak jugak noo kalau Pak Lah bela janggut!

10 - And Finally, Wajah Seorang Special Barua

Abang kata, SBs (Special Branch) are not supposed to be known by the public.

Kalau public pukul diorang, diorang tak boleh bawa kes ke mahkamah sebab diorang tak da bukti yang diorang kerja as SBs.

But of course, since married to Abang and having followed Abang to quite a number of gatherings, demos and talks, Abang dah kenalkan aku ke quite a number of SBs yang dah jadi macam kawan pula.

"Heyyyy Zunar! Lama tak nampak kau! Rindu la kat kau!"

*tarik salam Abang peluk-peluk Abang*

"Itu la kau, aku pun rindu nak maki-maki kau! Hahahaha!" Abang would always reply in jest.

Kadang tu, in some gatherings, I'd find Abang deeply engrossed in conversation with one or two people whom I thot would be among Abang's comrades. Bila dah habis berborak dan aku tanya "Sapa tu tadi?", Abang would jawab, "Alah, SB. Dia nak kena pi Greenwood. Soh Abang tolong beritahu dia details of this gathering nanti. Ingat Abang bodoh ke."

Hahaha.

In my 3rd year as Mrs. Zunar, if people (even my parents) warn me about SBs catching me as a Civil Servant being in opposition gatherings, I'd say, "Too late dah la. I know my photos are plastered already in their albums."

Aku tak nak cakap besar nor sound provocative to them, but aku rasa tak guna nak takutkan diorang.

Why? Because I'm with Abang and his comrades, who are actually fighting for their and their families' causes jugak. If Abang and his comrades berjaya, their families would benefit, bukan orang lain lagi.

And their presence is merely for intimidation. Bak kata Abang, kita ni duk takbir "Allahu Akbar!", means Allah Yang Maha Besar, tapi depa-depa ni duk takbir "Abdullahu Akbar!". Hahahaha

So, ceritanya tadi, lepas pencalonan Tan Sri Khalid, Abang drove over to the Kompleks Sukan to pick his journalists from there. Abang was in his KeADILan tee, while I donned an azure blouse.

Suddenly, we spotted this bloke, capturing our car and us in his video.

Impulsively, I took his photo. Abang kata, SB tu. So Abang drove closely beside him so that I could take another shot of him.

Barua ni macam tahu pulak aku nak ambik gambar dia, dok tutup-tutup muka, malu-malu.

Hek elllleee.

Kau ingat kau sorang aje boleh ambil gambar kami, ey???

click at photo for larger viewing

We will meet again, my friend.

9 - And In The Sea Of Azure...

...pencalonan sah dan diterima, Alhamdulillah!


And the war begins!

8 - Takbir!

Bertakbir menyambut Tan Sri Khalid keluar dari Pejabat Pencalonan.

7 - The Conscience That's Lost

Pemimpin-pemimpin kau penuh skandal - rasuah, kronisma, penghakiman, altantuya, lingam, chua soi lek, over-priced negotiated tender, bail-out company kroni, skandal-skandal seks .... dan MASIH kau nak ikut puak munafiq tu???


Ayuh join kami di belah sini, pasti your conscience will be very very clear.

6 - Menunggu

Menunggu keputusan sebarang bantahan.


By this time, unconfirmed news about borang pencalonan calon BN di Wangsa Maju salah tulis tarikh and therefore pencalonan mungkin dibatalkan, and also news about Tuan Guru menang tanpa bertanding di Paka sebab calon BN tarik diri, were already rife among the supporters.


But then again, if 'atas budi bicara pihak SPR', anything can happen.

5 - Garisan

Di garisan kuning di luar kawasan Pejabat Sukan, menunggu pendaftaran pencalonan, sambil berhadapan dengan khadam-khadam duit (BN) di seberang sana.

4 - Mengorak Langkah

Berarak mengiringi Tan Sri Khalid ke pejabat pencalonan di Dewan Sukan DBKL, sambil bertakbir dan berzanji.

3 - Yang Berkuasa Hanya DIA

Berdoa kepada Yang Berkuasa memohon perlindungan serta restu.

2 - Ketibaan

Ketibaan Tan Sri Khalid.

1 - Time to Change

Di Flat Sri Labuan, tempat berkumpul penyokong serta calon Bandar Tun Razak, Tan Sri Khalid.


Sedang menunggu Tan Sri Khalid.


It's definitely Time To Change.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Too Cute Talking Cats

Too too cute, these two cats, Stina and Mossy... aku tengok sampai meleleh-leleh air liur, gettin' so amazed with their, urm, lingo (for the 1st and 2nd vids). Heh heh. Banyak bercakap guna belakang hidung, dorang ni!

The two talking cats, Prelude.

The two talking cats, sharing some stories.

The two talking cats, translated!. Hahaha! Cute!

The two talking cats, a reaction from other cat who watched them.

Cute tangat, kan???

f~

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Madness of Mek Lin

Gawd I'm so emotionally drained, mentally exhausted and physically knackered.


I am badly in need of a proper getaway.


This afternoon during the long Friday lunch break, I surfed the internet for, perhaps, some savers package to the islands. Found a couple - one in Pulau Perhentian, another in Pangkor.


Had them bookmarked, and will ask around for company. Lama tak hang-out with friends.


'Coz quite frankly I'm quite done with waiting for Abang's free time. Have been asking for a proper holiday since last year August... macam the last time we went to Cherating in June. Itupun the Cherating trip wasn't really a fulfilling one 'coz we (well, I) had some accommodation issues.


And since then he had to miss a few of my family/office engagements due to work, and I end up having to either go alone to them gatherings macam zaman-zaman aku single dulu, or not present at all.


As it is, he'll have to miss another two family/office gatherings this coming May and June due to, you guess it, deadlines. So, whatthaheck. Might as well pi holiday sengsorang. Pilih date yang bulan penuh at sea. Sendiri punya 'honeymoon', heh.


Come to think of it, we've never had a honeymoon since we're married.


Hmm.


So much about liking 'romantic comedies' (as what he's put on his FB) ey Abang? :-p


Gawd I need to get away badly. My head's crackin from the madness of it all.


So... who's wimme to the savers getaway, sila angkat tangan!


f※

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pemantau Apa Ini Macam???

Overheard from my room at the office.

Senior Officer (S.O):
Eh, masa pilihanraya nanti, kau ditugaskan jadi pemantau, kan??


Junior Officer (J.O):
Hak ah. Naper 'bang?


S.O:
'Panas' kerja kau, nanti tu!


J.O:
'Panas'? Maksud Abang?


S.O:
Semalam aku pegi meeting untuk taklimat Bilik Gerakan kita, kami diberitahu Hindraf and BERSIH akan bergerak sama-sama waktu tu!


J.O:
Oh, ya ke? Hm, BERSIH tu, pasukan silat M'sia, ya 'bang??


*akak terus gelak very very wry laugh*


Akak:
BERSIH tu... *akak offer jawab dari seberang* ...is a coalition of NGOs for pilihanraya yang bersih dan telus, lah. Go visit bersih.org and see siapa sebenarnya mereka yang you nak report against nanti. Pasukan silat pulak, heh heh *smirk*


Aiyoh. Budusss betols. Macam mana jadi pemantau pun, tak tau lah. Tak da kredibiliti langsung.


f※

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

No Distance Is Too Far

I thinks these vids of my friends' kids really make my day today.

The first one of Shahadah, the 5-year old anak dara to my best mates Fairuz (Ilush) and Shidin in Manchester. Since maknya kata nak buka blog untuk Shadah tapi tak buka-buka juga, meh Cik Lin post Shadah's video onto my blog, mkay???

Elok la tu... ayahnya jual karipap di samping buat design untuk SonyEricsson (jeles ni weiiii. Kami offer nak jadi mascot pun tak jawab-jawab lagi) AND one of the overseas creator and moderators for Abg Zul Noordin's blog; maknya di samping jadi architect di Manchester, buat pancake dengan anaknya.

(Eh apa kata jual lempeng M'sia kat sana, lah???)

Oh by the way, take note of Shadah's mancunian accent... padahal baru duduk Manchester... err, berapa bulan dah Ilush? 7,8 bulan kot, tak? Terraaaa Shadah! Kalau la you guys keja kat Scotland, kan best! Imagine Shadah cakap Scottish, mama-miaaaa deliciouuus!

When I saw this video, rasa macam sekejap aje dulu aku pi temankan Fairuz tengok Spiderman kat Midvalley, masa tu dia masih mabuk-mabuk lagi. Aku siap kasi cawan McD aku untuk dia muntah dalam tu. haha

Pastu I visited her kat SJMC on Shadah's birth day.

Now dah 5 tahun, with mancunian slang, masak pancake dengan mak dia.

Kejaaaaaap je, kan. Cantik sangat dia sekarang ni...



And then, back in M'sia, Fairuz's dentist big bro Abg Ngah (whose wife is Myra) 'replied' the video via you tube dengan anak dia a.k.a cousin Shadah. Entah apa yang cuzin Shadah beleterkan last-last tu, hahaha. Cute!



I pray my kids nanti will be as smart and as beautiful as them two...! Aaamiiin...

f~

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bliss Blues

Dah kat rumah. Balik lepas tengok my project model nearby, pukul 1 lebih tadi.


How do I not want to come home when I'm feeling the blues - tengok si Labi, berbaring sebelah aku atas my baju kurung kerja, while Labu looks on.


Bliss.


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clamming-up

the one and only thing i'd like to do now is to pack my stuff and go home, kurung labu labi dalam bilik dengan aku, tarik selimut, menangis puas-puas dan tidur.

tak larat. berapa lama lagi aku boleh bertahan pun aku tak pasti.

if only a private blog can speak back to you.

f~

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Balcony With An Obstructive View

That's one hellufan ugleh building.


The Matrade building.


If in a hundred years' time the government gazettes this building under conservation (and yet Bok House was not)....... well we'll be damned.


Kat courthouse Jalan Duta, temankan Abang and Yap tunggu Tian, Ginie and Pak Amjal kena remand proceeding.


Another stupid stupid story of the (ex)administrators and the Anjing diRaja M'sia. Another entry.


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Friday, February 15, 2008

Our prayers, Abang Zul!

I don't normally like using my blog as means to promote calon-calon pilihanraya.

But I've to make an exception to this, since Abang Zul Noordin (pictured 3rd from left) is one of Abang's closest mates.

Abg Zul will be contesting in P18 Kulim - Bandar Baharu. We have faith in him to jatuhkan mereka-mereka yang munafik di atas sana... InsyaAllah!

Thanks Abg Fudzail, for the link!

f~

Equality? Whot Equality???

"Bang, STAR today, pg N4 ~ 'EatShit EC chairman appeals to the media to give equal coverage to all political parties.' Harkkkhptuiii!".

*send sms*

buzz buzz. sms masuk.

"Make rules, don't just appeal, stupid raSHIT!"




Eat shit la RaSHIT.


f※

Thursday, February 14, 2008

K-era J-englot

Aku ingat lagi masa April 2004 aku ke KT untuk interview kerja, I was privileged to dipertemukan dengan a couple of cab drivers who willingly drove me from the airport to my hotel, and picked me from the hotel to the interview place, waited for me till interview habis, and on the way back to the hotel took a detour to some kepok lekor and roti canai segera places, and then that night after Maghrib picked me from the hotel to the airport... all in a total of less than RM40!

Wow. Jangan harap nak dapat first class treatment by cabbies macenggitu kat KL ni!

And in one of the rides, the Pakcik told me about the recent GE (March 2004) of how pengundi-pengundi hantu bangsa India beralamat di Pulau Duyung (Pulau Duyung tu kampung India, meh?) was desperately ferried in to cast votes in Terengganu in order to oust the then PAS Administrators.

Rata-rata, the whole of Terengganuans didn't like the idea that BN meneraju their state. They know they'll be exploited to the brim 'coz they have resources - petrol, tourism, warmth.

And then from earlier last year, I found out that there are also numerous Kelab Penyokong PAS in Malaysia... of Indians, Chinese, and even Ibans. And in real life too, I managed to meet some of them. Like Gobi, who is also Abang's mate.

(And I found out that there would also be a Konvensyen Kelab Penyokong PAS in Penang this coming 16-02-2008.)

Like, surely, there must be something really really right that PAS had done to accumulate such non-Muslims fans, no? I mean, even kita yang Islam ni pun ada yang tak minat PAS, kan?

In some ways, dari segi itu, dari segi pendakwahan, aku respect PAS sebab ada juga 'touch' the souls of the non-Muslims. Alhamdulillah.

But no, I'm not here to say that aku ni penyokong PAS eventhough rakan-rakan Abang memang banyak stalwarts and supporters of PAS (of course lah since Abang still lukis for Harakah, kan).

Cuma bila aku tengok kempen 'Pade Doh!' by Kera Jenglot in the TV, papers and net (here and here), I thought... my goodness. Orang-orang macam ni yang nak diangkat-angkat dan dibangga-bangga kan??? Macam budak-budak! Macam kera sumbang! Macam berkempen untuk Badan Wakil Pelajar masa MRSM dulu, gitu lah.

Perangai sekor-sekor dah la macam setan. Dia ingat orang ramai tak tahu skandal-skandal dorang? Kalau aku boleh bukukan dari cerita-cerita dalaman tentang depa-depa ni, aku boleh buat.

And ada hati nak buat slogan berbau lucah macam tu. Ditujukan kepada orang-orang Islam, some more! Easily proving that kepala depa memang penuh dengan benda-benda lucah, kan.

And orang-orang macam ni yang kebanyakan rakyat nak pilih untuk tadbir Malaysia??? Ya Allah.... wake up lah, rakyat-rakyat Malaysia!!!

And for once, and aku really tak sabar nak pergi mengundi 8hb ni!!!

f~

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Day the 11th Administrators FINALLY Dissolved

Abang sms-ed at 12.15pm tadi, informing that Parlimen akan dibubarkan at 12.30pm.

Ah, sudah.

I was at a very tense site meeting at the time, and forwarded the sms to everybody at the office.

Itu tandanya ada harapan our Perasmian Tapak, due next Tuesday, ditunda LAGI untuk kali ke-2.

This time round, we had done wayyyyy so much work - drawings for banners, buntings, backdrops, Press kits, models, perspectives, presentation boards, name tags, mock-up cheques, sijil penghargaan, tempahan makanan, kenderaan, khemah, meja, kerusi, stage, audio, out-riders, traffic flows, pokok-pokok bunga, kemaskini jalan, used premix, media, etc - ADEH.

In fact, as at this morning, tapak dah cantik rata. Nak tunggu receive premix je esok.

Kalau kena tunda kali ni, I tell you. ESOK jugak kami akan pi karaoke dari 11am - 3pm macam aritu. No joke.

Aku sampai ke ofis at 2.30pm after two site meetings. And the Maintenance Unit called sebab dengar khabar angin yang Menteri may not want to proceed with the Perasmian Tapak.

Aku dah mula gabra. My Pegawai Tadbir, Mr.J, kena balik emergency ke KT pula tu pagi ni sebab ayah sakit teruk. Had to kacau him on the bus back to KT and asked him what I should do. He said Menteri's PA will call him this evening after post-cab meeting.

At 3.22pm, Mr.J called. "Kak Lin, confirm, batal. Tunda ke satu tarikh yang belum ditentukan lagi."

Haaa? Are you sure, J?

"Confirm, sebab pejabat Menteri baru call saya."

Teruuuuusssssss akak jerit, "Okay semuaaaaa! Perasmian Tapak, DITUNDA! Sila call semua jabatan-jabatan under your responsibilities to cancel all instructions and orders!"

We didn't know whether we were relieved, or more frustrated with the news.

We have put so much energy and effort.

And I even had to cancel my supposedly week-long break last week to complete my log book, for THIS.

Nevertheless, we made those numerous calls to cancel all arrangements.

Also to book one room in the Red Box esok, haha.

Kepala aku berdenyut-denyut, y'all. I need to lie down.

***

I really, really hate the selfishness and guts of the current (ex)administrators.

Kalau depa announce pembubaran lagi awal dulu, kan bagus? There's A LOT of things that can be arranged around the dissolving of the cabinet and the General Election. Kenduri kahwin, trips for umrah, melancong sana sini, cuti-cuti panjang ~ boleh plan if the rakyat knows about this well ahead.

I heard today after the announcement, punya la banyak lawatan-lawatan PM around the city kena cancel. Ada caterers dah masak untuk beribu-ribu orang yang akan datang, mainly for the surrounding residents! Khemah-khemah dah dipasang. Stage dah dibina. Cards printed and sent. Banners, buntings, all hanged. Everything arranged.

Suddenly, cancelled macam tu aja.

You see now who's slaving for who???

And I've friends getting married during the supposedly GE. They don't have a choice but to send out invitations, risking not having the intended guests coming for their wedding.

Sooooo menganiayakan rakyat!

And you lot STILL nak butakan mata for this???

Aiyoh, wake up lah peopleeeeeeeeeeee!

f~

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cinta Alam

Dari gambar-gambar ni, kalau aku tipu aku pi holiday kat chalet mana-mana baru-baru ni, mesti orang percaya, kan?

Such serenity and tranquility this place was. I was only at the front porch, tapi berpuluh-puluh gambar detailing aku dapat capture.

Truth is, all these details came from a residential house, all meticulously designed and built using mainly solid chengal by four different architects I was told by the owner, a very prominent corporate figure who is now at the helm of keADILan. I would say, 80% of the house is made of timber. Right in the middle of KL. Bukit Damansara, to be exact.

I was in awe. Inspired, really. I told Abang, kalau anak-anak dia ada yang ambil architecture.... bertuah betul badan. Rumah sendiri as case-study. Semua detail ada. Complete!

Every corner ada ukiran - roof eaves, windows, wall panels, the stairs, even the perimeter walls! Like as if he's made a promise to himself that if he could afford it in his lifetime then he would want to be the custodian of every little detail in the Malay architecture.

Like the entire house breathes and speaks to you. Beautiful.

Tapi such humbleness - not even a luxurious car sporting on his drive-way. Or maybe dia sorokkan somewhere, kot? Anak-anak dia pun aku tengok guna Perodua Kembara je. Tabik.

He invited me to return to take more snapshots of his abode. "Jemput datang 12hb ni dengan Zunar, ya? Malam tu ada Malam Karyawan." Oh yes insyaAllah I will be delighted to, Tan Sri! I said.

That's tonight, yo.

Tak sabar. Rasa macam nak jumpa kekasih pulak, heh.
click at image for larger view

On another note, Perasmian Tapak untuk projek aku will be next week the 19th. There are just MILLIONS of things to do.

And to top it off, I've also two 'serah tapak' and another two site meetings this week. I haven't seen my mom for, like, 3 weeks now. I haven't had enough rest since coming back from that Genting retreat.

And at the risk of kena bletiaq dengan kawan-kawan Ar. aku, aku belum habis fill in my log book, due 29th Feb. Die.

I love the working hard bit, but I need to play hard too. Abang's too busy even to be my sparring partner (hmmm). But I'm lucky enough to have people at the office working hard for me too. Alhamdulillah.

Note to self, to get them all a special treat once all these are over.

f~

Saturday, February 09, 2008

That Utagha Trip Last Weekend

First, there was the Dongeng Sebelum Tidur, here with lyrics (editted ones for original singer, here... which includes a karoke version, too!):



And then... there were these, too (please click at images for larger viewing. For the DSAI events, better photos are not used here since SK will be using in their coming issue):-


This was my first time attending DSAI's 'Ceramah Perdana', though not my first DSAI's event.

Fuh, memang best! His charisma that night, even though he had completed five other events around Kedah and also at the Dewan Hokkien prior to the Ceramah, was beyond words. He was funny, he was humble in his approach to the villagers... even dengan polis-polis (including the OCPD) who were waiting nearby pun he was respectful enough... even reverse-psyched them! "Kita kena berbaik dengan polis-polis ni... mana tau, satu hari nanti kita naik, kita pun perlukan khidmat depa.... *turns to police* hangpa semua pun, kena beringat-ingat sama, naa...", to the cheers of the crowd.

One thing I can tell you is that, he's definitely had not been sleeping in his work in the government pre-reformasi era, nor has he been sleeping NOW.

14,000 crowd! From Utan Aji and the surrounding area. You know lah how besar Perlis is, which is only, what, the size of KL? 14,000 odd crowd ~ imagine how desperate the rakyat wants a change this time.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Litterbugs in Black Gen-2

videoExactly last week, when my Big Boss II, my assistant J, my technician L and I went to visit our modelmaker in Taman Kobena using the office car, as we were passing infront of UE3 at Jalan Loke Yew, a black Gen-2 car passed by us to the front.


Suddenly, L asked us to look to the front. The occupants of the black gen-2 started throwing litters outside their windows - kotak air minum, kotak rokok, puting rokok - non-chalantly right infront of our car yang terang benderang very official.


Wah, my Boss II apa lagi, instructed our driver to potong the car and drove on their side.


Once kat tepi depa, J and L buka tingkap and shouted, "Oi! Apa buang-buang sampah ni oi??!!", which took the driver of the car aback.


Aku ingat lagi rupa dia - budak awal 20an, stout, dark, straight oily hair, bekas-bekas jerawat.


Unfortunately for us, our own driver didn't slow down or else my Boss would really love to pull them aside and give a word or two.


Ya, betul, beribu-ribu lagi orang perangai macam depa, suka buang sampah even pembalut gula-gula ke jalanraya.


Tu semua perangai buruk. Bad habit yang also memburukkan nama mak bapak mereka - like as if their parents never teach them about throwing rubbish merata-rata. Very third-class mentality, really.


Dan yang paling malang, sitting at the passenger seat in the black gen-2 was apparently some actor, L told me. Aku ni jarang tengok drama Melayu, so L kata budaknya pelakon cerita Dua Hati, and also cerita Kaber Hero Kaber Zero (loike, whokkkk?) yang jadi kawan baik Zul Yahya.


Okla, considering kau so-called celebrity, I would saman you TIGA kali ganda - you're supposed to set example to the public, tapi perangai sebijik macam kera.


Sapa-sapa ada kenai budak-budak ni, tolong habag sket kat depa, ok??


One of the things yang aku PALING tak boleh tolerate is litterbugs. Dah la you treat the city sweepers with zero respect, but your own perangai pun not worth respecting for.


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The Singing Biker Nurse

Amanda Overmeyer, nurse by profession, lady-biker by character (like, biking her OWN bike), suara ala Bonnie Tyler goes rocks.


Ms.Overmeyer dang rawks!!


I'm definitely holding my votes for her. 100% sure she's gonna be AT LEAST til the Top 5!


You know what, seems like mengundi for American Idol, for the time being, adalah lebih berbaloi dan telus dari undi for the coming GE, what with the present shitty SPR and khadam-khadam mereka.


So, Amanda... you go gurl!


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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

All's Well

Mintak nyawaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Real busy. Yang tak terkata punya. Perasmian Tapak yang ditangguhkan baru-baru ni, ‘on’ balik. This coming 19th Feb. Tolak cuti Chinese New Year cuti weekends, as at yesterday, we only have TEN working days to expedite everything all over again.

Mintak nyawaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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And I did mention I was fair in my previous fiasco entries, kan?

So, in order to be fair, I must record this too : Despite the burst of emotions at S last week, that night we patched things up.

At first, he sent me pretty spiteful sms-es:
“… you know kak lin I really really hate you for what you did to me today you din have to scream at me infront of other people you could’ve called me in your room but at least now I know of all the people in the office I cannot trust you any longer I really really hate you I admit I’m not a nice guy but deep down I have feelings too and about the halal haram OT tu it’s up to God to punish me not you so please don’t get too busy body with us at the admin…”

Aku jawab. Also in strings of sms-es:
“… yes, forgive me for my behaviour I’ve to admit that was not the most professional conduct to be screaming at you in front of other people. I did plan to call you in my room but your officers and I have done that before and you still degil and tak makan kata, that’s why I just had to do that so that everyone there was being reminded too that there’s no room for fooling around in the office and it’s just so unfortunate that you yang kena and not your friend the typist. And you said you’re sensitive but it’s still okay for you to rendah-rendahkan orang-orang lain yang jawatan lagi rendah dari you?

It’s okay for you not to trust me any longer but when the technical boys bully you selalu you think it’s because they like you izit? And who have been the one backing you up from their bullies all those time? Has it not been me? And among everybody at the office, who have been treating you with utmost respect and professionalism when it comes to your scope of work? Has it not been me too?

And who are you to tell me not to be busy body with the situation at the office when I was one of the 3 people sent by the Mayor to first set up the Unit, from totally nothing up till all the comforts that you're getting here at the office… so you know you guys either do it MY way or take the highway!...”


Suddenly, after bombards of sms-es from him and equally of mine, he kept quiet.

And then he apologized and explained that he never wanted to have enemies. Ditto here, I said. I never wanted to make enemies, tapi I tak boleh biarkan orang pijak kepala orang lain. I apologize again of my behaviour, and I really hope orang-orang admin kat depan and also the whole of the office take things serious and with respect when it comes to dealings in the office.

And then, he sent me streams of ‘friendship sms-es’ to ambil hati Kak Lin dia. Sweet, eh.

Esok paginya, we had an office meeting for the Perasmian Tapak. He sat beside me. I even taught him how to do an assignment he had to undertake for the Perasmian Tapak.

And all I saw from every corner of the room was mata-mata yang terbeliak, like as if yesterday’s fiasco didn’t take place whatsoever.

All’s well that ends well.

But ever since that fiasco, I witness that semua orang take and do their work with more pride, not take their superiors for granted, AND have more fun… that goes without saying.

‘Coz I remember telling the whole office once from what I once gotten from the team of astronauts of Columbia who died on the way back to Earth 5 years ago: “If you’re not having fun in your work, there must be something really wrong.”

So, you know... Alhamdulillah, things tak melarat ke apa ke.

That said, aku tak sabaq nak cuti lusa hari Khamis ni. Letih the long weekend Fri-Sun baru-baru ni masih tak hilang-hilang. Both Abang and I just want to sleep-in with Labu and Labi and have real good rest.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Antara Jalanraya dan Hidup

Masih tersekat di Bukit Beruntung, on our way up to Perlis. Abang's covering DSAI's event tonight.


Seingat kami, dari Chinese New Year dua tahun lepas, 'kerja-kerja naiktaraf jalan' ni dibuat.


Sampai LA NI tak siap-siap lagi???


Aku rasa, antara rakyat dan jalanraya, jadi jalanraya lagi beruntung - selalu 'dinaiktarafkan'.


"Lebih-lebih lagi kalau jadi jalanraya kat Bukit Beruntung," tambah Abang, buat lawak sumbing.


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Lalu satu SUV sebelah kami. Nissan Murano.


"Cantik juga kereta tu, kan 'Bang?" aku muncung ke arah Nissan Murano.

Abang peered at the car.


"Hak-ah, cantik! Tapi kalau dia tukar nama jadi 'Murahbenor' (real cheap), pasti Abang akan beli."


Kwangkwangkwang.


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