Monday, October 31, 2011

R.I.P Nayla Blue

Nayla Blue, yes the surname is Blue.

We adopted Nayla (was formerly known as Sprite) from someone together with her sister Emily Blue (then Coke).

Emily died not very long after we adopted them. Tapi sempat la jugak Emily gave birth to some kittens that were given away after that. Tapi Nayla lived for so long after given birth twice, I think.

Nayla was a very lovable cat. She was very loving, she loved being around people, She would lick you, grab your finger and lick it, she would sit near you. She loved everyone that calls her name, that is why she was a lovable cat. Everyone loves her, including the new family member, my husband.

Few months back, she fell sick. Some virus attacked her organs one by one. However, she was still eating very well. So that's why the vet said there's no reason for us to put her to sleep. Because she was eating and she wasn't in pain.

But the vet said that there's nothing else we could do to help her. She was 11 years old, she was very very old, there is no point doing any surgery or whatnot. Just leave her and let the virus attacked the organs one by one until she die. That was exactly what the vet said. But my mom tak puas hati, went and get second opinion from another vet.

That new vet gave her some medicine and soon, dia nampak macam sangat sihat. She was clean, mata tak banyak taik mata.. macam kucing yang tak sakit. So we thought that she was getting better.

Not long after that, on 28/10/11, she was nowhere to be traced during the day. So my maid didnt manage to catch her to put her to the cage to sleep. Late at night when my husband and I were walking to the stairs, we heard her crying very loud like she was in pain. She was under the dining table. I tried to carry her, but she was struggling like her stomach was really in pain, so I let her go. I knew instantly that she was gonna die the next day (Pets will not want their owner to see them die)

She didnt come to me like she normally did. When you call her, she would run away and go hide at the back of fridge, or under the car, and she didn't even look at us when we called for her. So mom said, she willl take Nayla to the vet again the next day.

29/10/11, husband was in the car waiting for me to get ready and we were supposed to go visit our dear niece at Seri Kembangan. Hubby was in the car waiting for quite sometime with the engine on. Normally cat kan lari when the engine is on? When I came down, I immediately went inside the car without checking under the car ada tak cats.

Hubby reversed the car, looked at his right side to close the gate, and there was Nayla lying on the floor with blood from her face, struggling her last breath. I was crazy shouting around calling for my parents to come down. That was my first time ever seeing a cat die in front of me.

I don't know if we did run onto her, but one thing for sure, we didnt hear anything or didnt feel bumpy like we would have felt if we were to hit her. And muka dia tak lenyek pon, I cannot imagined how it happened. If we really did run onto her it was my fault for not checking out for cats before hubby reversed the car. :( :(

Everybody said that she was gonna die after all, dia menyerah diri untuk dilanggar so that she dies, so that we wont try to save her lagi, maybe she didnt want to live, she lived long enough...11 years of life is like 77 years old in human age.

I believe that she chose me for a reason. She chose me to run onto her, so that I'll remember her for the rest of my life because of the guilt. Maybe she loved hubby so much that she chose to die in front of hubby's eyes and let hubby tanam dia.

Nayla Blue, no other cats act like you. The way you answer when people call your name, like you understand what people say... you'll always be that smart cat in everyone's heart. I love you. Rest in Peace.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Welcoming Baby Khaira

My younger brother and his wife officially became a parents to a healthy baby girl named KHAIRA ASYIKIN. Little baby Khaira was born on the 17th of October 2011 at 1850 at An-Nur Medical Centre in Bangi. I have become an uncle many times before but this one makes it even more special and official. Little Baby Khaira in the 12th addition to the 4th generation of my BIG family.
Have fun growing up yea baby. Aunty Izrin and I will try to have our own baby so that you can have another friend to grow up with. :)

Doa Taubat

I was browsing through You Tube to listen to Zikir Munajat, and I came across this nasyid on doa taubat. I have heard it few times from the TV, but never really know the lyrics.

Ilaa hilaastu lil Firdausi ahla,
Walaa aqwaa,
'Alaa naaril jahiimi,
Fahablii taubatan waghfir dzunuubii,
Fainnaka ghaafirun dzambil,

Tuhanku, aku tidak layak untuk syurgamu,
Tetapi aku tidak pula sanggup menaggung siksa nerakamu,
dari itu kurniakan lah ampunan kepadaku,
ampunkanlah dosaku,
sesungguhnya, engkaulah pengampun, dosa-dosa besar

Not only the melody of the song is soo pleasing and symphonious,
the lyrics... made me cried.

Click here to listen.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Love the wives

This is a good one, which I think ALL men should have a read. (copied from FB friend's link)

"Love her …when she sips on your coffee or tea.... She only wants to make sure it tastes just right for you.

Love her…when she "pushes" you to pray. She wants to be with you in Jannah (Paradise).

Love her…when she asks you to play with the kids. She did not "make" them on her own.

Love her...when she is jealous. Out of all the men she can have, she chose you

Love her…when she has annoying little habits that drives you nuts. You have them too.

Love her…when her cooking is bad. She tries.

Love her…when she looks dishevelled in the morning. She always grooms herself up again.

Love her…when she asks to help with the kids homework. She only wants you to be part of the home.

Love her...when she asks if she looks fat. Your opinion counts, so tell her she's beautiful.

Love her…when she looks beautiful. She's yours so appreciate her.

Love her...when she spends hours to get ready. She only wants to look her best for you.

Love her…when she buys you gifts you don't like. Smile and tell her it's what you've always wanted.

Love her…when she has developed a bad habit. You have many more and with wisdom and politeness you have all the time to help her change.

Love her…when she cries for absolutely nothing. Don't ask, tell her its going to be okay

Love her…when she suffers from PMS. Buy chocolate, rub her feet and back and just chat to her (trust me this works!)

Love her…when whatever you do is not pleasing. It happens and will pass

Love her…when she stains your clothes. You needed a new thobe (kurta) anyway

Love her…when she tells you how to drive. She only wants you to be safe.

Love her…when she argues. She only wants to make things right for both

Love her…she is yours. You don't need any other special reason!!!!

All this forms part of a Woman's Character. Women are part of your life and should be treated as the Queen.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) advised concerning the woman:

• Treat the women well.

This post was written by a man. May Allah bless his marriage life for reminding other men to be what they are supposed to be. you can see, the big fonts are reminder to my husband. hehe

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Who are YOU?

I was browsing through FB and I saw this photo was posted by a friend.

I don't understand what was written on the caption because the words were written in chinese. The only sentence that was written in English was "We fully support PKR and DAP".

So obviously those feet are the opposition supporters' feet. What are they thinking?

I know everyone has the right to say, the right to choose your own leader. But I guess whoever that eventually managed to BE the leader, deserve to be treated with respect.

I am not saying that I am pro-government, nor I am the opposition (undi adalah rahsia, chewah), BUT, if you have read my previous entries on politics, you can have a wild guess which party do I support.

I am not denying the fact that DS Najib as a leader, is not perfect. In fact who is? Some may relate him to Rosmah's issue, stupid 1Malaysia propaganda, and many more, I shall not say it here, because some issues are over too sensitive.

Tapi percaya lah, sesapa pon yang jadi leader will not run from issues. It's whether he can do the work or not. Whether or not, he takes care of our welfare as his rakyat. You can hate him as a leader, like you hated your boss, but you still have to respect him.

And apa saja salah dia pon, he doesnt deserve to be called 'Hey bro' or 'Mamat' or address him as "kau" in twitter/Fb or whatever social media we have now. I dont think you'd dare to go up to your boss' face and say "Ek eleh boss, ntah apa-apa la cadangan kau tuh, cadangan aku lagi bagus laaa". And your boss would say "Kalau kau bagus sangat, kenapa kau tak ada kat tempat aku sekarang?" Mungkin DS pon cakap macam tu dalam hati dia kan.

He works his ass out to be where he is now. Who are YOU to address him that way? Who are YOU to step on his photos dengan hina dan keji.

Just ask yourself, who are YOU if you were to stand next to him (if you even have the chance to)?

Disclaimer: Saya bukan anak sedara, supupu sepapat DS, Not related. Dan saya tak dibayar oleh mana-mana parti untuk entry ini, sekian, terima kasih.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Go eat and do charity

We usually have Charity Runs, Charity shopping but seldom we hear (I never came across) Charity eating!!

So this is your chance to 'Mengeyangkan Perut sambil Beramal'.

15 October 2011 - this saturday.
Only at the Subang Parade outlet, not the one near to SDMC. Yes, they open new outlet in Subang Parade. (Promo sikit untuk my fren, Hana.. so proud of you, babe!!)

Not only you can do charity by helping to donate, you can also makan best at the cafe. I guarantee you, it's very very yummy! Not because she's my friend's cafe, but honestly, otherwise they would be able to open another cafe right. Ask the Subang people, saper tak tau Bawang Merah? ;)

Tips: You CANNOT leave the cafe without ordering its best karipap and kuih seri muka.

Go check it out!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ijab Qabul review - The Groom is Here

We were busy taking photos in the room, somebody (can't remember who) barged into the room and said "Pengantin laki dah sampai". Tiba-tiba seluruh jantung BLUP macam jatuh ke lantai. And I couldnt remember what happened at that time. The wedding planner reminded us before jangan turun selagi dia tak panggil. So we waited quite awhile up there in the room. I was told not to stand by the window. Tapi all the girls semua tengok tengok from the tingkap and saw the groom. "Ehhhh handsome lah Aliiiii" I heard the girls said. Chewah chewahh

The groom was told not to get out from the car while the rombongan oraganising the hantaran together. Sebab takut hantaran tergolek golek dalam kereta, the kepala and the bottom part of the hantaran were held by different people. So they need to get them organised. Patut la had to wait awhile.

It was raining when I was waiting. But the moment the groom was about to get out from the car, hujan macam reda sikit. (Macam dalam drama haha) Alhamdulillah.

Tengah takut tu, sampai tak boleh nak duduk. Getting ready to go down. Some of my friends were already down at the hall, tak boleh nak naik. Maybe tangga banyak orang. Takut jugak, "what if I slip? what if I tergolek kat tangga? what if I...." There were too many "what ifs" in my mind at that time. So whatever people were talking about, didnt even register in my head. I was smiling, as if I was listening. Truth is... the mind was blocked by what ifs...

Tak ujan pon, saja jer the groom gatal kene berpayung. The whole rombongan disambut dengan bunga rampai by my two lovely aunties, mak ngah and mak chik.

Arranging the hantaran. Kene lah ikut turutan yang mana letak paling depan and yang mana paling belakang. Hantaran semua dipegang oleh para-para lelaki terdiri dari brother, cousins and best friends.

Uishhh..TU DIAAA... berpakaian serba putih, kain adalah from my engagement hantaran. Mula-mula he didnt like it. Sebab dia kata he thinks that kain tu panas. Tapi his tailor cakap, kain tu kain bagus. mahal ok, i dpt free from Jakel. Jakel ketuk me with my kain baju tunang, then when I buat bising, Jakel said I can get one kain baju lelaki of ANY types. I chose the most expensive one. And put it on my engagement dulang. :)

The house is very small so it is very limited. Not everybody could go in. Kene lah bagi space to the groom, nanti panas sgt, sementara gelabah karang, pengsan pulak. The women pulak were directed to the back where the pelamin is.

My spokesman (my uncle) and his spokesman (his uncle), macam berjanji pulak pakai baju kaler sama. Masa ni, PA system tak sampai lagi (my wedding planner forgot about it, and only asked his assistant to look for it about two hours ago).  So sementara tunggu tok kadi sampai, mereka pun mula lah mengotakan janji masing-masing yang telah terikat semasa hari pertunangan..perjanjian 7 dulang to the bride.

Sirih junjung
Mixture of my favourite chocolates

Tissot watch that I had been eyeing

Perfume and lotion set
clutch bag and jeweleries (incomplete sebab takut hilang. will update the full photo)

Al-Quran and kain solat

mas kahwin, duit hantaran and wedding ring (pun tak complete jugak)
Di Selangor, orang kata mas kawin and duit hantaran disatukan. It was very confusing. Because what I learned, mas kawin is meant for the bride to use it if ada any emergencies bila ketiadaan suami, duit hantaran is to be given to the parents of the bride untuk meringankan beban membuat majlis perkahwinan. If you combine the two, it will be haram for the parents to use it for other purpose. However, Selangor has combined them together as one mas kahwin, because the minimum RM300 is too low, it doesn't give any benefits to the bride in the future.

Well I chose to stick to what I learned. My mas kahwin is stick to the minimum of RM300 set by JAIS. Duit hantaran will be given to my parents (or like WAS going to be given). hehe..My parents gave them to me anyway. It doesnt matter, I didn't need to announce it like it would have been if it was set as my mas kawin.

AND we didnt go through the stage where the groom side has to mention each and every item in the dulang. They also did not have to mention the price of any barang berharga like the jewelleries and stuff. I felt it was not necessary. To my surprise I had attended a nikah before that requires the groom to announce the price of each barang berharga. I know it has to be written down somewhere in the marriage registration form. We left it blank, and it was not a problem. You can put it, but I think it is not necessary to announce it. Own choice.

My wedding planner cued for the bride to come down. I was walking very fast I thought I slipped. Argghh it was just in my mind. My dress was super long (Because I didnt get the right pair of shoes with the right height). Patutnya, cari kasut dulu before you go for your fitting. That was my biggest mistake. Ok, one of the biggest la, apart from not able to get myself to be thinner.

I was heading to my pelamin that I oh love so much.

My wedding planner said I was the second to use this set of flowers. Tipu lah tuh. I thought I have seen it some where else. But nevermind. I loved it anyway. And I love the chair. It was unique for me. I thought kerusi tu tak muat for both of us to sit. Because both of our bon-bon bleh tahan besar. Tapi mati-mati dia kata muat. OK lah, muat tu muat la..I didnt want to be fussy.

So tok kadi tu sampai. And my PA system sampai just in time when the kadi sampai, alhamdulillah. And nasib la baik, kalau tak.. sure mati wedding planner itu. heheh.. Dia pun memulakan sedikit tazkirah yang sangat straight forward. Takde lawak, takder tokok tambah. Suara pun tak kuat mana. Saya di belakang sana, tak dengar apa-apa. And the tok kadi didnt even interact with me. Mana tau if salah bride macam mana? Hishh..

Tapi ok lah, the ceramah wasn't long. Straight to point, benda yang wajib-wajib je dia cakap. Dia pun lapar agaknya, and lidah pun penat baru lepas bagi ceramah kat masjid tadi (kan khamis malam jumaat).

Tekun betul dia mendengar. Dengar tu takpe, tapi jangan lupa pesan tok kadi tu ok? ;)

Pic credits to Samsultahir, the official photographer and Jannah

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Melayu, why you so like that?

I have been wanting to write about this issue but I never had the time to write. And it is something that is making me so sad when hearing these kind of issues. What's more hurtful is those involved are generally malays, my own race.

Buang anak dalam tong sampah (my opinion on this, read here)
Seks di luar tabi'i
Seks sumbang muhrim
Dera anak
Bunuh mak, bapak, atok, nenek dan sedara mara
Rogol adik-beradik, anak-beranak
Dadah sana sini
And the latest one, liwat own son yang berumur 23 HARI. Read here.

Tak payah la sebut tentang agama. Ini bukan soal tak cukup ajaran agama. Binatang yang takder agama pun sayang anak beranak. Bukan soal agama tapi soal bangsa. Bangsa melayu adalah bangsa yang paling lemah. Sad but true.

Kita banyak hidup mengaharapkan privilege bumiputra. Tanpa allocation for bumiputera mampu kah kita ke hadapan bertentangan dengan orang bukan bangsa kita? Di luar sana our leaders sibuk mempertahankan hak hak orang melayu, Tapi, kita berhak ke dapat kan hak hak tu? We rely on our leaders to fight for our rights, Do we really fight for it? Work our ass for it? No. We expect other people to work hard FOR you.

Sebab itu kita mundur. Sebab itu kita tak pernah maju. OK, off topic a bit.

Dalam dunia dadah, orang lain jadi kaya sebab jadi pusher (business), orang kita yang ambik dan membinasakan diri.
Dalam dunia pelacuran, orang lain jadi kaya sebab provide pompuan pompuan (business), orang kita yang dtg dan hire pompuan pompuan tu
Dalam dunia perniagaan in BIG corporations, konon dominated by malays because it is a malay business example like takaful insurance. Memang orang melayu yang banyak, tapi yang level bawah-bawah. But checkout the managerial levels? Semua bukan orang kita. I have seen enough.

Takaful insurance is something yang kita can take advantage of because we are muslims and we are more familiar with our own syariah rules. In my previous company that I worked with, the takaful experts are two non-muslims, semua bukan orang kita.

We never take the opportunities that we have. Sebab kita hanya duduk untuk tunggu hak kita sebagai orang melayu. Sambil tu kita buat aktiviti-aktiviti/ perkara-perkara yang terkutuk. Of coz la not ALL malays, but generally la. Melayu sangat synonim dengan perkataan-perkataan ni:

Buang anak

Kenapa melayu? Why you so like that?

(Eh Gossip tu saya pun suka. Saya kan Melayu? :p)
pic from:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Summary Belanjawan 2012

This the summary of the recent budget, which I summarise for my husband that chose to watch sports than the Budget announcement. The following table is the summary of budget allocation in big sectors.

Tema: Dasar Transformasi Nasional: Bajet membela rakyat, mensejahtera Negara
Focus on five points

First Point: Meligat Pelaburan

1. Rolling Plan Kedua for Rnacangan Malaysia ke-10 focusing on high impact development projects. Any projects worth over RM50 mill will be ensured to benefit the people from every sen spent (Highways and railways)

2. Dana Mudahcara perkongsian awam-swasta to help private sector in developing strategic projects for the country (10% allocation to Bumiputera businesses)

3. Active development on five federal corridors (Iskandar Johor, Koridor Utara, Koridor Pantai Timur, Koridor Sabah, Koridor Sarawak) mainly on highways and industrial projects

4. Forming Central Treasury Management and to attract multinationals to choose Malaysia for this service, there will be income tax and duty stamp waiver

5. Pusat Kewangan Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIFD) with tax incentives, allowances and duty sramp waiver for companies with KLFD status

6. Put Felda Global Ventures Holdings listed in KLSE to attract foreign investors, maintaining majority equity holding by Koperasi Permodalan Felda

7. Prolong the tax concession at 10% on  dividends for non corporate and individuals in Amanah Pelaburan Hartanah

8. Fund support for Perusahaan Kecil Sederhana (PKS) from Islamic bankers

9. SME Revitalisation Fund to grants loans max RM 1mill to entrepreneurs for business recovery purposes handled by SME Bank.

10. Emergency Fund for PKS that encounters natural disasters through SME Bank and MIDF

11. Franchise fees will be allowable for tax deduction on franchisee. Full waiver on import duty and excise duty for franchisors to import more hybrid and electric cars.

12. Pelan Induk Lima Tahun Pembangunan Pelancongan Langkawi

13. Invetors in four and five stars hotel will have tax incentives for 5 years

14. Properties disposed within 2 years of owning, will be subject to RPGT at 10% (5% if held the asset more than 2 years.

Second point: Menungguli modal insane, mencerna kreativiti dan mencetus inovasi

1. Gerakan Inovasi Nasional in schools and IPTAs. Introducing Anugerah Cipta 1Malaysia to recognise students and youngsters innovations. Reality programmes, articles and documentaries on students' innovations

2. Dana Inovasi Pengkomersilan to fund PKS companies

3. Invention and design industry will be qualified for Taraf Perintis with tax incentives up to 70% for 5 years

4. Allocation in development and refurbishments of schools

5. Ensure access high quality education that is affordable by abolishing school fees for primary and secondary schools. There will also be tax incentives to private schools that plan for reduction in school fees

6. Donations by individuals to schools, mosques, temples and churches will be tax deductible  

7. Tax allowable with double deductions  to companies with expenses on internship programmes, scholarships and career exhibition in overseas

Third point: Program Transformasi Luar Bandar

1. To form Pusat Transformasi Luar Bandar (RPT) as centre to integrate services, banking and insurance, business consultancy, training, clinics and business centres. For starters, focus will be on Terminal Agrobines Negara, Wakaf Che Yeh and Gopeng.

2. Profesional Services Funds for professionals such as lawyers, doctors and accountants to open up firm in small towns through BSN granting loans with 4% interest

3.  Program Lonjakan Mega Luar Bandar in 11 Agropolitant Project areas for agriculture

4. Strengthen the development of infrastructure for Program Jalan Luar Bandar dan Projek Perhubungan Desa especially in Sabah and Sarawak

5. Banking services, transportation, utilities improvements.

Fourth point: Memperkejap Perkhidmatan Awam

1. Exit policy for civil servants with low performance and those who leaves the service

2. Increase the salary structure for civil servants

3. Better career path and promotions for teachers based on time-based method, not based on vacancies

4. Better increment up to 7 to 13 %. Increase pension rate to 2% a year

5. Retirement age change from 55 to 60 years old

6. Offer help on education fees for civil servants to further studies part time

7. Allocation to development and social needs of PDRM and army forces.

8. One off contribution amounting to RM3,000 given to people who had served the country in defense unit

Fifth point: Meredakan inflasi dan mengimarah kehidupan rakyat

1. Allocation to develop agriculture sector through Projek Pertanian Bersepadu Terengganu Utara, Projek Pengairan Sabah dan Sarawak, Tabung Ekonomi Kumpulan Usaha Niaga

2. Allocation for welfare including poor old folks RM300 per month, poor children RM100 per month and OKU up to Rm 300 per month.

3. To add more Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia that offers products with 40% price lower than market.

4. Opening Agro Bazaar Kedai Rakyat that offers agriculture products

5. Encourage cafeterias to include Menu Rakyat 1Malaysia

6. Skim Rumah Pertamaku for income earner less than RM3,000, house price max of RM400,000 developed by PR1MA in Sungai Besi and Sungai Buloh area

7. Program Perumahan Rakyat affordable houses under RM10k

8. Program Rumah Mesra Rakyat, each house will have subsidy of RM20,000

9. Program Pemulihan Rumah Terbengkalai

10. Expats are now allowed to take out EPF for housing loan

11. Tabung Khas Perumahan nelayan

12. Develop and refurbish hospitals, add 81 more clinics and 50 klinik 1 Malaysia

13. Improve and refurbish HKL

14. Flexi timetable medical officers in average 60 hours a week. Allowance on waktu bekerja fleksi amounting to RM600 per month. On-call allowance up to RM80 per night

15. Skim Amanah Rakyat 1Malaysia for combine income of lower than RM3,000 wher einvestors in this scheme may apply for loan up to RM5,000 with 5 years repayment term period through PNB

16. Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera to help Bumiputera in business. Guidance will be given to Bumi corporates to be listed in KLSE

17. Tax incentives given to taxi owners including road tax and subsidies

18. Additional RM 10 mill to Yayasan Bantuan Guaman Kebangsaan

19. Additional allocation to Kebajikan Masyarakat

20. Training programmes for women professionals to return to working world

21. Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia will help to fund micro loans to entrepreneurs especially women

22. To build a hospital especially for women and children in KL

23. Allocation to Majlis Belia Malaysia to offer trainings, courses and leadership activities

24. To form MyCreative Venture Capital

25. Improvements on football fields and futsal courts

26. Allocation to find new talents for high profile sports like football, badminton, cycling

27. Citizen above 60 years old will not have to pay for registration fees as outpatient in hospitals and clinics including dental clinics owned by government

28. 50% discount given to citizens above 60 years old for LRT and monorel

29. New tax waiver for annual EPF and insurance amounting to RM3,000

30. Employer’s contronution on EPF increase from 12% to 13% for employee earning lower than RM5,000 per month

31. One off cash of RM500 to household with combined income of less than RM3,000

32. One-off contribution to school students amounting to RM100

33. One off book voucher to IPTA and IPTS students amounting to RM200

34. KWSP contributors can register for Haj through ring-fencing method from Account 2 amounting to RM1,300 without taking out the money from the account

35. Additional half month bonus to civil servants and RM500 contributions to pensioners

I guess nothing of the above benefits me,
UNLESS, i want start a business
UNLESS, i want to venture into agriculture
UNLESS, i have children going to schools

And those one-off one-off contribution, does it REALLY HELP? i don't know. 

Whatever. That makes us, the middle class people at the same position as before. 

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