Thursday, August 28, 2008

Back to school

Many would give me a positive reaction when they hear I’ll be on study leave for over 2 months, some even envy my privilege. Well, believe’s no fun at all. It’s not like going to class for 3 hours daily, 3 times a week. But it’s more like going to class 6 to 9 hours daily, 6 days a week. Public holidays are irrelevant as most of my lecturers are from the UK so they won’t be celebrating Nuzul Quran, nor Deepavali and not even Raya. But luckily for me I have a short break for Raya for probably about 3 days but unlucky enough to be sitting for a progress test on the 4th day of raya. So there goes my Hari Raya (or shall I forgo my test? :p)

So today I am back to school and until November, my life will be strained with books and tests. I’ll be missing a lot of social events but hopefully I can still be active in running events.

And that got me thinking to myself. Running is actually never been in my list to-do. Even when I started to join Ali in running events, I never made it within the cut-off time. And it’s not that I have been actively participating in all sports events. But I do miss running. I can be running on a treadmill or on the running track for one and half hour for all I care. But it’s never the same running together with over a thousand of people with some familiar faces and more importantly, doing it together with my loved one. =)

And now it’s gonna be over a month without running, my body will be back to being unhealthy and unproductive.

Going back to school today, has really given me the feeling of going back to Cardiff Uni. Considering it has been constantly raining at night, you could feel the chilliness the next morning. So with my files and my bags and my selipar, and you could see international students walk with me towards the school, and I’m with my cardigans (because the lecture hall is blardy cold, mat salleh bukan reti sejuk! So the air cond is at max) the feeling is almost the same as going to school for Spring semester. Only this time, the lectures don’t seem to be easy for me, when I have to cover 17 chapters in 5 days. Imagine the materials you learn back in school that would probably take you two semesters to cover but is being covered in 5 days before the commencement of another subject module.

Why did I sign up for this when my ambition is to be a housewife? :p

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Marriage joke

Courtesy: Nurhazrina Hamzah

Wife: 'What are you doing?'
Husband : Nothing.
Wife : 'Nothing...? You've been reading our marriage certificate for an
Husband : 'I was looking for the expiry date.'
Wife : 'Do you want dinner?'
Husband : 'Sure! What are my choices?'
Wife : 'Yes or no.'
Wife: 'You always carry my photo in your wallet. Why?'
Hubby: 'When there is a problem, no matter how great, I look at your
picture and the problem disappears.'
Wife: 'You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you?'
Hubby: 'Yes! I see your picture and ask myself what other problem can there
be greater than this one?'
Stress Reliever Girl:
'When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and
lighten your burden.'
Boy: 'It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't have any worries or
Girl: 'Well that's because we aren't married yet.'
Son: ' Mum, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give
up my seat to a lady.'
Mom: 'Well, you have done the right thing.'
Son: 'But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.'
A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father
hadn't left me a fortune?'
'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO
Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and I'll be yours forever
The guy replies: 'Thanks for the early warning.'
A wife asked her husband: 'What do you like most in me, my pretty face or
my sexy body?'
He looked at her from head to toe and replied: 'I like your sense of

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Iklan Colgate

Last night, few friends came over for dinner. This is the effect of not being under mom and dad’s supervision. :p

Idea asal: Azman
Object used: Kulit limau
Model: En Fairuz, Duathlete Azman, Triathlete Ali, Izrin
Not in the picture: Runner Ayman


Azman (I don't know why, but they really look like gigi)

Ali muka gatal..hahah

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Alamak, camera! Everybody is watching me Tinggi lagi Abg Ali..
Nyum..nyum..don't let the giant see me.. or he'll eat my thighs.
Tired already..

Monday, August 18, 2008

Balek kampung

The past weeks have been very hectic for me. I have been working relentlessly (although not hard enough but I still have got countless deadlines and numerous work issue with innumerable social affair to attend to), finally, my audit period at this torturous and tormenting client has ended.

A friend of a friend actually thought my boyfriend is a pondan while reading so many wedding entries in this blog (not knowing that we share). Yes.. it’s me who had been attending weddings every other weekends. And those happen to be my close friends. And, hey the friend of a friend, it’s my entries laa.. haha.. my boyfriend is not pondan.. :p

Weddings have given me back the 4 kgs I have lost. Darn! I might as well not starved myself knowing that I will always be fat. Eh but if I hadn’t lost the 4 kgs and now back to fat, I would have gained the extra 4 kg and be obese.. tanaaaaaakkkk….!!!

I guess this past weekend was the last weekend I am attending weddings. Hopefully.. because Ramadhan is coming. I went back kampong to attend two separate weddings of our relatives. I have attended weddings at the Hilton, Sheraton, Concorde, nothing really beats the kampong wedding (minus the hot sun lah). Even if we have the same menu tabled, the taste of kampong cooking is always the best. Honestly I don’t take lauk kampong like ulam, rebung masak lemak, paru masak kicap etc.. but I love the lauk like curry, masak pedas or kurma to be cooked cara kampong if you know what I mean. Weddings with the combination of daging masak hitam, ayam masak merah, pajeri nenas plus sambal belacan…… hmmpphh!!! Memang terbaik! See.. i’m talking about food again!!!!!
I met with my cousin sister, Debbie. Her lemak-lemak is my other consolation apart from the food.

Earlier before the wedding we went to see a very sick relative. He is actually the eldest uncle of my dad (my grandma’s eldest brother). He is suffering from brain cancer at the age of 80 plus. Early of the year, when we saw him, he looked so normal and was undergoing treatment all around the country.

Few months back, he wasn’t talking much and barely remembers anyone and my father was one of the few people he remembered well. Yesterday, he was lying on his bed unable to move at all. He was just looking straight but once in a while he murmured to himself, and nobody could make up a thing he said. He wasn’t responding to any sound or anyone around him but he reacted when my father started to talk. He looked at my father as if he knew him. It really melted my father’s heart as this man is his most favorite uncle and I am sure he was his most adored nephew. He will ask for my father for every occasion, and never fail to give special treatment to my dad.

Like in the mafia world, he is the capo-di-tutti-capi (boss of all bosses) in our family. His every decision affects the lives of each and every member of the family. His political career has brought him there and he had made his way up to gain all the respect that he deserves from his family and orang kampong. For someone that used to be so powerful and influential in his early life, it was really sad to see him just lying there on his bed unable to even put on his own clothes. It touched my heart to see my father cried…

After the wedding we headed straight to KL and on the way home, we stopped at a small kiosk by the roadside selling coconut drink and durian and petai. We ordered drinks and 3 biji durian kampong (that I think hardly 6 ulas in 1 biji because most of it is busuk).

Dad: Haa..petai ni Nampak cantik. (Looking at petai berikat-ikat). Sedap jugak makan petai malam ni. Ambik la seikat pakcik.

And so we bought satu ikat petai to be brought home and everything actually cost us RM 42 excluding the drinks.

This conversation was taken place in the car;

Dad: Mahal giler durian. Sampai RM 42. Nampak number plate KL jer mesti ketuk.
Mom: Agaknya petai tu yang mahal kot. Memang petai kat KL pon mahal
Dad: Mahal macam mana pon sure dalam RM 1 je sebatang. Paling mahal pon RM 2 sebatang. Seikat prolly around RM 13 je. Cannot be more than that. Petai je!!!! Orang sake (sakai in Perak) je yang makan petai ni.
Me: hmm.. Pa.. Are you saying you are sakai???? :p

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

If tomorrow never comes - Ronan Keating

Sometimes late at night,
I lie awake and watch her sleeping,
She's lost in peaceful dreams,
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark,
And the thought crosses my mind,
If I never wake up in the morning,
Would she ever doubt the way I feel about her in my heart,

If tomorrow never comes,
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day,

That she's my only one,
And if my time on earth were through,
And she must face the world without me,
Is the love I gave her in the past,
Gonna be enough to last,
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life,
Who never knew how much I loved them,
Now I live with the regret,
That my true feelings for them never were revealed,
So I made a promise to myself,
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes,
Will she know how much I loved her,
Did I try in every way to show her every day,
That she's my only one,
And if my time on earth were through,
And she must face the world without me,
Is the love I gave her in the past,
Gonna be enough to last,
If tomorrow never comes
So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sho-Anne and Farouk

The wedding of my bestfriend, Sho-Anne, was the most memorable wedding reception. I was touched by all the scenes of the wedding. I call it, “Perkahwinan yang penuh tangisan”. Not a heartrending one though.

Sho-N atau nama sebenarnya Shuana binti Aris, the youngest of 5 siblings. So you can imagine the family’s reaction once Farouk lafaz akad dalam satu nafas. Mother, father, sisters, brothers, and in-laws even her nephew also cried. Her friends??? Jangan cakap laaa…..Sho-Anne is one of my best friends that had gone through a lot with me. We have been friends for more than 10 years now and there are so many things that just remind me of her.

1. CBTB (Coffee Bean Tempat Biasa), where we always hang out after school, before and after tuition Mrs David
2. Ponteng sekolah makan nasik lemak Pak Man
3. Declared own school holiday one month before it actually started
4. Walk to Pn Kuah’s tuition classes and drop by at Radhi’s corner for dinner
5. Selalu lupa bawak tudung during class agama and on Fridays
6. Buy a bowl of soup noodle and share during recess time
7. Always culik her out and make ourselves immune with Sho-N’s mom’s nasihat “Korang kalau keluar ni baik-baik. Pompuan kuar malam-malam ni, jaga-jaga..jangan sebarangan je cakap ngan orang lain…etc..” (I would think that she has a standard template of nasihat for us everytime we go out)
8. All the crazy guys that have been there in her life and inadvertently also in my life (babe, believe me, Farouk is the best!)

And many more…So if you think that we didn’t cry, then you are wrong! :p

Malam berinai

ialah malam untuk meninggalkan bantal busuk (bucu bantal ini adalah paling busuk) :p
Geting ready for nikah adalah saat paling mendebarkan

Seri pengantin

Farouk yang nervous

While waiting her beloved husband performing solat sunat

Presenting mas kahwin to the bride

The wedding ring

Cium tangan suami pertama kali

Ciuman dahi isteri pertama kali

All ready untuk bersanding

Bak kata Izan "Sama cantik, sama pendek" :p

The best of friends

Now its just the three of us..

Kawan-kawan yang sentiasa menyibuk..

Selamat Pengantin Baru Sho-Anne and Farouk

Semoga berbahagia

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Festive Seasons

A sophisticated looking Indian lady walks into a tattoo shop and sits down. The owner, amazed at see ing such a sophisticated lady in his shop, runs over immediately and asks if he could help her.

To his shock and utter delight, she lifts up her silk sari and points to her right inner thigh - very high up. 'Right here,' she says, 'I want you to tattoo a clay lamp and underneath it I want the word Diwali.'

Then she points to her left thigh just as high up and says, 'On this side, I want you to tattoo an evergreen tree with lights and tinsel and an angel on top and underneath it I want the word Christmas.'

The owner looks at her. 'Ooh, lady, it's none of my business, but that is probably the most unusual request I've ever heard. Why in the world do you want to do that?

'Well,' the lady said, 'I'm sick and tired of my husband always complaining that there's never anything good to enjoy between Diwali and Christmas.

Replacement Myvi...

An insider source revealed that Perodua may be introducing a replacement model to the current Myvi. However the image above is just a rumor that has been circulated in the blogsphere. Its exact looks and dimensions are still confined to people at Perodua so to speak.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Renung-renung kan

On the way home from office this evening, I was listening one of the radio stations (am not particularly sure if it was HotFM or EraFm). There was a tazkirah by an Ustaz which I found it to be very very true. It may seem nothing to some people, but it did actually open up my mind.

“Kita kene hormat-menghormati pada sesiapa sahaja di sekeliling kita. Kalau kita jumpa kanak-kanak, hormati mereka, kerana mereka sangat suci dari kita.

Kalau kita jumpa orang yang lebih tua, kita harus hormati mereka kerana mereka lebih banyak pengalaman dan tahu lebih banyak perkara dari kita.

Kalau kita jumpa orang yang alim dan berpengetahuan, kita harus hormati mereka kerana mereka lebih berilmu dari kita.

Kalau kita jumpa orang yang jahil, kita harus hormati mereka kerana mereka tak tahu apa-apa. Kita harus tunjuk ajar mereka.

Kalau kita jumpa orang yang banyak membuat dosa, kita juga harus menghormati mereka kerana kalau mereka bertaubat sebelum mereka mati, pahala kita belum tentu sama dengan mereka kerana kita sentiasa ingat diri sendiri baik, maka tak pernah bertaubat.”

I think what the ustaz had to say was right. In fact, we need to respect each and every soul in the world because God created every soul with different capabilities and specialties.

Don’t think that small kids have limited knowledge than you; they might know more because they are in their learning process. Don’t assume that aged people can’t run; they may be healthier than you do because as they grow older, they care about their food intake more than we do. Don’t think that fat people are ugly and unattractive; as these big size peeps may have nicer heart than you do. And don’t ever judge free-hair girls with social lifestyle are bitches as they may be the people who concern about the environment more, care about the citizens, and may also have contributed to the society better than those who stay at home all day and mengaji Quran, petang keluar duduk with other women neighbours and talk about other people.

Happy hours

Today, I saw something funny on a friend’s profile in facebook. He had added the ‘Have sex’ application on his profile. His profile name is Kok Mun. A person has actually clicked on it (I presume it was his girlfriend.) so it appeared at the application as:

“1 person had sex with Kok.”

Hmm…. Then, with what?? :p

This is the effect of working without boss supervision. Today, my boss was not in, and everybody was having fun working with a little flavor of facebooking! This was my most efficient day in the past 1 month.

Monday, August 4, 2008

UPNM Duathlon In Pictures

For this race we did not stop at McDonald's drive thru to get our usual sausage McMuffins.. Isma was dissapointed to see me without those muffins before the race. Next time ok lu makan Muffin tuh..

As usual the crowd was slow to respond in the morning. The number of participants were less compared to last week and there were more participants from University category this time around. The horns went off at about 0915 if not mistaken. I have been telling myself that for the first run, run as comfortable as you can and I think I was too comfortable. Haha...80% of the crowd were already on their bike leg when I came into the transition. But it did not bother me because I just want to enjoy the bike leg because the route is one way out and one way in. It gives me the chance to see how many people are actually in front of me...and there were far too many. I did not set any target specifically for the bike.

I was just hoping that I could continue with my 'run' after the bike. When I came into the transition after the bike leg I managed to run for only about 100 meters. Haha...gila siput. Hadi and Ikhwan were cheering for nothing when I passed them because I did not run like I was supposed to. Heck, the 2nd run turned out to be my afternoon walk asking for heat stroke. But I just want to finish the race within the cut off time. At the start I told myself to try and finish it within 1h 45m. But I was still glad that I managed to do it within 2 hours. The weather was scorching hot and I had company during the 2nd run with a UPNM cadet by the name Farid. At the last stretch, Azman ran together with all of us (Farid, Myself, Adeline, MAC and Arif). All of us thanked each other for company.

Azman, Ayman and I stayed behind for the Prize Presentation as our friends (Isma and Hadi) both helped their team to 1st position in respective categories. (Men's and Mixed Relay). Good job boys. Rilek2 tapi menang. Baru la style. Aku nak koko crunch dalam hamper korang.

Had great fun with great company. Congratulations to Julie for finishing top 5 (expected pun). Well done to team Man - Tap (Ayman and Azman), and Farid botak. Although Izrin never admit herself to be active, she was missed during the race not just by me but also others. You should not discount the power of having fun as well as racing. If you intend to have fun and never kid yourself, you will most likely end up having fun. Keep it up and always believe in yourself because others do.

Here are some pictures after the race:

Saturday, August 2, 2008

You're soo vain

I reached client’s office today at almost 10am. I didn’t really know what the hell I did in the toilet that took me half an hour before I actually started to get ready for work. So, yea.. I was kinda late! Since the only place that was vacant was the seat next to my dear boss, I decided not to occupy it. Instead I went to the finance department and look for empty cubicles. Special attention was given to the clerks’ area, considering it’s Friday, people have already started to set their weekend mode on. So you can expect some staff will go on emergency leave (EL), or secara professionalnya, taking MC.

So I sat at this one Akak’s table. And I realized what the hell?? She is soooo vain!!! This is one photo I managed to capture during lunch time.

Yes! She has three mirror on her desk. If you can't really notice, there's a purple oval mirror on the table, light green rectangular mirror stood on the white box, and a white round mirror pinned on the dividing wall. I can imagine the instances when she’s working and looking at her computer. I think she won’t be concentrating so much on her work, rather glancing to the mirror and check on her tudung, or pimples, or if her lipstick is still pretty. wonder lah she is still doing her June work although it is now August!!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Walk around for breast cancer


410,000 people are expected to die from breast cancer this year worldwide.
1 in 33 women will die from breast cancer
Less than 5 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are younger than 40.

I found out about this event when I was window shopping at Studio R, Pyramid. The attraction was actually to the pink pair of shoes that was displayed worn by an ugly mannequin, wearing pink running attire, with the pink ribbon pinned on the shirt. I was excited to get myself registered for the walking only to find that the event is only organised around the US, not around the world.

Perhaps, I went into the wrong web!! Today, I got to find out that the event is going to be organised here, in my home!

"Walk Around the World events are linked by the Global Connection Ribbon, which is the symbolic emotional component that connects breast cancer survivors and participants across the world. The ribbon is a powerful symbol of the connection to each other and shared determination to turn every diagnosis into a story of survival"

Unfortunately for me, the event clashes with Adidas KOTR. The details are as follows:

Date: 10 August 2008
Venue: Taman Tasek Titiwangsa
Time: 0700.


For those who are generally free, or are not running for KOTR on the 10th, please do support this event. The money raised from this charity event will be used to finance breast health educational workshop with the mission of training the women on the importance of saving lives through early detection. Also, to help lighten the burden of lower income breast cancer survivors.

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