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This is a personal blog about a woman - as a daughter, a wife, a career woman, a homemaker, a mommy - and her thoughts and feelings through out her personal/work lives, as a citizen of her beloved country, her previous journey to motherhood and her journey as a mommy. This blog has no intention to offend or to have an influence on anyone. Read at your cost. Erti kata lain, if x suka, u r welcome to click the "X" on the top right hand corner. Erti kata lain lagi, tak payah ler baca...

Monday, 16 June 2014

Daddy's day!

Firstly, happy 1st daddy's day to my dearest husband!! I hope you like the gifts that Suri & I gave you!!

Tak perasan mummy capture her picture.

Ok, now baru pandang :)
A simple gifts je sebab aduh... susah la nak cari hadiah for daddy ni. Org tanya nak apa, dia ckp x nak apa2. Hm.. so last2 I just bought a card, fridge magnet where it has quotes for dad - untuk daddy letak kat white board kat office and last but not least, height measurement bunting (yg suri tgh pegang tu).  Well, that height measurement tu utk suri completekan every month but in the end it will be for daddy la. bijak x mummy? kill 2 birds with one stone! hahahhaha.

One that very day, daddy has to go to Ipoh already for work. So we only spent the day time together. Malam pulak we had father's day celebration with atok.  Initially we wanted to makan makan at a place called Big Plate at sec 7 Shah Alam.  Cari punya cari restaurant tu x jumpa pulak.  Rupa2 nya dah tutup. Cis! Next to it ada this steakhouse. Macam menarik.  So we ended there for dinner.  Not bad at all. Memang boleh datang lagi lepas ni.

As usual, monopod tidak ketinggalan!

To Atok, from Suri with love.
Ok, if you can see from the pic, ada 3 org missing.  My mum, my 4th sis and my dear hub.  Hubby mmg x leh ikut sbb dia dah kat Ipoh by then.  Amirah is as usual busy with her herbalife sampai xde masa dah utk family.  My mum? Hm... mystery... lol... don't ask me why dia x ikut... for some reason merajuk dengan one of her anak. Oppss... not me k... with one of my sister... who? Jeng..jeng.. jeng...

Anyhoo.. Suri bought for atok a card and a mini booklet keychain.  booklet tu of cos la cerita pasal grandfather kan. hehe.  Both atok din and wan manan get the same card and gift.  Baru la fair and square kan.  No picture with wan manan sebab x sempat nak bergambar siang tu. next time la yeh.

Last but not least, happy father's day to all ayah, papa, abah, bapak, father, daddy, etc.  You are the greatest!


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

26 more days to Ramadhan!

The clock is ticking.. still have so many days to go untuk ganti puasa!



sempat ke x ni??!... huhu...

Monday, 2 June 2014

A surprised visit from Kelantan!

On Friday, I was given a big surprised by my sister telling me that our relatives from Kelantan will be coming to attend Noi's wedding at the groom side andddddd..... some of them want to sleep at our condo sebab ada 3 families coming!!

What?! Did I hear that correctly??  My house yang macam kapal pecah tu? Ok, my kitchen is in the mess, I have mountains of clothes unfolded, Suri's toys are everywhere, Rizal's workout equipments are in the middle of the living hall, the guestroom in need of bed sheet changed, the rest room needs to be relooked... and the list just go on!!

But again, I can't say they cannot sleep over at my house, can i? After all they come a long way from Kelantan, 9 hours journey and it's not like they come every week or month for that matter.  So redha je la, dengan harapan balik kerja awal and terus kemas rumah.

So on Friday, when I reached home, made evening coffee for my dear hubby, prepared dinner, fed suri and tucked her in bed early, i put my doraemon hat and did some magic making the house spick and span!  Lol! I wish!!  Well, the cleaning all was done in about 3 hours.  Of cos, with some cheating here and there i.e. unfolded clothes are hidden in the praying room. Lol.  By 11pm I was dead tired so I rang up my dad asking the relatives whereabout.  He said they have not arrived yet sebab bertolak from Kota Bharu after office hour so maybe about 1am baru sampai subang.  Told him I was just gonna take a nap and to call me once they are coming to my place.  Huh... nap la sangat... tengok2... nap sampai pukul 8am!!!

So the next day, asked my dad kenapa x kejut.  He said they arrived late and by that time semua orang dah penat and semua decided to squeeze around my parents' place je.

Nothing much happened on Saturday sebab the whole day dah spent time kat wedding noi.  After Noi's wedding, we all adik beradik bawak everyone to Jeram makan ikan bakar malam tu. Since my parents had to go to Kedah to attend my cousin's wedding, tinggal la kami adik beradik entertaining our guests.  The dinner was awesome, banyak giler makanan we all order.  Alhamdulillah semua habis licin.  The bill come out to RM803.50 to be exact for about 20 of us.  Of cos, we shared the bill among the three of us adik bradik la. Hehe.

Pix : credit to google  image

Before makanan sampai... everyone cam piranha!

Of cos for that night  I ajak diorg tido condo, alang2 dah kemas and ready for guests kan. Hehe.  Tapi diorg dah selesa ramai2 kat umah my parents and malas nak angkut2 barang so they continue to stay at my parents house.  Nevertheless, I invited them for breakfast on Sunday before they head back and continue their holiday in Penang.:)  Tak sempat nak snap pic of food prepared for the breakfast. Prepared so it looked decent on the table tapi pada hakikatnya beli je kan hehe.  But here are our pics... camwhoring!  Now every one can be in the picture! Thanks to the monopod and shutter! Hehe.

Kejakunan melanda.  Ayah Su trying out monopod! Hehe

Lepaking while chit chatting

Ayah Joe & Suri - budak paling gumbira bila ramai2 org datang!

Ayah Su (in yellow, dad's youngest brother,
Suri & Ayah Long (Dad's eldest brother)

All of us!


Friday, 30 May 2014

Having a not so romantic husband :)

Ok the title is a bit exaggerate :)  Tapi itu la hakikat yang harus ku telan.  Lol.  Apapun, I am truly thankful bersuamikan Encik Ahmad Rizal tu. hehe.. He has his own way and moments of being romantic and passionate.. :)

So what's with him being NOT romantic? Ok la.. bab2 celebrating special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, etc, agak fail sikit la. Sapa yang suami dia pun mcm ni sila angkat tangan!! Do I see lotsa hands out there? hehe. 

What happened is.. my husband ni jenis yang if you want something you have to tell him.  Otherwise he doesn't know.  So kalau for birthday, i nak anythg (of cos la kan! daaaa.... ) i have to tell him that i want something for my birthday.  More often than not, he will ask what I want.  Sebab to him, daripada he cracked his head cari present (which is supposed to be surprised) and end up you don't need it or prefer benda lain, baik dia beli benda yang i mmg nak.. so no surprise there la.  But again, I think his theory is true somehow.

So this time around, even though it is still 3 months away from my birthday, I dah bgtau dia siap2 what I want for my birthday.  Ada dua... jeng.. jeng.. jeng... 

One is perfume, sebab dah lama perfume habis and nak beli guna duit sendiri macam.... hmmm... sayang... lol!  Ok, this happens sejak suri lahir sebab I always feel that dari spend the money to me baik spend on suri. Huhuhu... new mum syndrome!

Secondly, I nak Garment Steamer.  Ok ni case sebab penat gosok baju yang bertimbun tu kan. hehehe..

So after expressing the above to him, he said, "Ok b, perfume you boleh beli sendiri since you kat klcc tu sure banyak choices. Nanti I transfer duit.  Steamer tu nanti I tengok kan online".

Ok la yang steamer tu dia beli kan... but perfume.... hmmm... buying my own birthday present... apa kah? Oh suami!  Tapi dalam keciwa tu, happy jugak sebenarnya sebab bila fikir balik, bila la nak pergi dengan dia.  Plus klcc selalu promotion so elok jugak.

And... walaupun my birthday is 3 months away, semalam dengan happynya I dah beli perfume tu. Hahahahah... This is because dekat concourse tu ada promotion and yesterday was the last day.  Ok, super worth it.  Tak leh nak ckp super cheap sebab price dia xde la murahhhh cuma sebab dapat banyakkkkkkk free gifts, lucky draw, voucher, free selfie and make up so I think sangat worth the price la!

So last night, when I showed husband what I've bought on behalf of him for my birthday, dia tanya "ok, nak wrap tak".  I replied "Harus la nak".  And dengan selamba he said "la... kenapa u x suruh org tu wrap terus.  ok xpe nanti kita beli wrapper, u wrap la".  And he laugh!



Thursday, 29 May 2014

Fat girl trying to lose some weight!

As some of you may be aware, I am on my protein diet since, if I'm not mistaken, mid-April.  The main reason beside being nag by my dear hubby due to my non stop weight increasing is because I wanted to wear this dress that I wore at my sister's wedding 2 year ago.  And that time I was pregnant with baby suri. Imagine!  I can fit that baju when I was pregnant... ok.. don't mind the bump.. but I could not fit the baju 10 months post partum. sigh! I really gained so much weight here!

So by saying protein diet, it means, you just purely consume foods with protein and very little carbohydrate. Which means, no rice, no noodles, no bread, no anything to do with carbohydrates.  Your source of carbs is only from vegetables.

This diet is also known as Atkin Diet (AD).  You can google it for more information as there are so much info on this on the internet.  So i'm kinda lazy to repeat the info here :)

Anyway, to cut the story short, I have actually lost 6kgs after 2 weeks on AD.  But my weight stays static after that.  From my reading, I have to also workout in order to help reduce more weight. Ok part ni memerlukan semangat yang kuat la sbb skrg ni mmg xde motivation nak workout!!

Nevertheless, what I notice, even though my weight is currently static, there are inch losses from day to day.. woohooo!  Ok, how I know this is that, I actually can fit into most of my baju kurung which I actually stop wearing almost a year ago while tengah sarat mengandung.  Even after bersalin till right before I started AD pun tak muat ok! Pls imagine!

So during Suri's aqiqah, I did manage to wear baju yang from my big sis' wedding 2 year ago!  Bukan itu saja, I also get to wear back my nikah outfit during Noi's nikah last Friday.  Amazing aight?!

Well what do I consume? Hmm.. let me see... ikan, ayam, telor, sayor, udang, daging, kambing, and the list goes on.  Cuma for the past 2 weeks ada cheating2 jugak la because of my sister's wedding.  So ada la termakan burger, roti and nasi setengah senduk. dush!

Oleh yang demikian, after tengok kawan2 yang dah kurus murus tu... hari ni nak start balik betul2 on strict AD.  Oh dan juga workout!!! Dang!  Hopefully boleh la dapat ideal BMI before raya. Boleh ke? Caiyok2 Naz!!


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

My little sister is taken!

Last Friday, 23 May 2014, my dear sister who was my childhood enemy.. as we used to fight alot + hard core fighting sampai baling2 kipas.. is officially a wife!  I guessed we fought alot when we were small hence, as we grow older (and wiser!) we become quite close.  Her reception was held the very next day.

Congratulations my dear sister Noi (nama glamour izza.... uweeekkk!) and my new brother in law, Azriq!

A little bit about their love stories... full of loves, hates, fights, break ups, rekindles and all that happened in 9 years :)  Yeess.. kalau jodoh tak kemana. Ke hujung langit sekali pun, if you are meant to be together, you will be together!

I am truly happy for her & my BIL. Hopefully they treasure each of the moments as husband and wife with love and passion.  Marriage is definitely not easy.  It requires long term commitments and patience. You cannot shape your partner to how you want him/her to be.  But you can guide.  You can teach. You can explore and learn together.  The art of tolerance.  Understand each other responsibilities.  You have to accept your partner with an open heart.  After all, you chose to be married to that person.  No one forced you too. And above all, you have to love each other unconditionally, support and be there through thick and thin.  That are the most important recipes in a marriage!

Ok, enuf with my analogy of marriage!  Almost 9am. Time to start working! :)

Nevertheless, here are some pictures from the wedding.  Enjoy!!

Kusyuk ke dengar taskirah tu cik kak oi.. :)

Alhamdulillah... officially husband and wife!

1st family picture with new BIL.

Raja sehari.  Reception day 24 May 2014.

Pengantin with her primary school BFF.
Another bff is not in the pic sebab kawin on the same day. Lol.

 Ok, not much pictures in my phone.  Sejak dua menjak ada handbag yang asyik nak berdukung ni, mmg susah nak capture pictures.  So I guessed, the above will do while waiting for the official photographer to give the pictures. :)


Monday, 19 May 2014

Too sleepy to work so I'm updating!

Yes... as the title indicated!

I am extremely SLEEEEEEEPY.. and counting minutes to go home.  Well, it is 4.30pm at the moment.  So pukul 5pm tepat, am leaving!!

Anyhoo... looking at my last post.... alahai.. lamanya x update.  been super duper occupied with stuffs sampai x sempat nak update.  At times mmg menjenguk je blogspot ni tapi tetiba cam xde idea nak tulis apa. Padahal mmg banyak je benda nak cerita.  Huhuhu.  I guessed my writing mode aint around sebab tu x tau nak susun ayat camna kot.. sigh!

Nontheless... just a quick update on my dear munchkin.  Action always speak louder than words so am pasting pictures la je k.  yes, memang betul2 malas tahap gaban ni!

Alhamdulillah... this sweetheart of mine dah 10 months 1 week.  In less than 2 months, this munchkin will turn 1 year old!! How time flies!  Ok, don't ask me "bila nak try for adik suri pulak?".  This question, I shall let the time decide.  Dear hubby thinks Suri is still small hence, not the time yet.  Oh well... despite do not agree with him but like a tango, it take two to make it happen (with God's will) kan?  So malas nak insist over2 sangat so layannnn je la.

Ok now dah rasa rindu sangat pulak kat budak kecik ni tengok gambar dia. Haish!

Some recap on her development for the past 10 months:-

5th month - Pandai roll over by herself tapi tak reti pusing terlentang balik... so she will cry for s.o.s for someone to rescue!

6th month - Enrolled her into nursery! Peer pressure... balik je from her 1st day at the nursery tiba2 dah pandai roll over and roll back by herself.  Started her on solid food.  Her 1st solid food was banana puree... then the list went on..

7th month - Her 1st swimming activity with her cousin who is about the same age.

8th month - Had a prolonged fever sampai kena admitted.  It was quite bad. She had her 1st measles.  My mum ckp nak amek upah (orang tua2 cakap budak2 kalau nak develop anything akan demam).  And true enough, we discovered 4 teeth coming out at the same time!!! At the same time, dia dah pandai duduk sendiri!!!

Mummy and daddy's attempt to mengintai gigi!
Senyap2 je rupa2 tengah duduk sendiri for the 1st time.  Nasib daddy dapat capture pic ni!

9th month - super duper talkative!  Entah bahasa apa yang dia cakap. mummy pun x paham.  we had her aqiqah in her 9 months (more stories on this inshaAllah)

10th month - somebody is trying to stand now! she had her 3 seconds stand without holding anything.  Tapi sebab mummy teruja lebih, dia terkejut and terduduk. lol.  try again next time ye honey!

well, that's on lil suri's development so far.

oh, it's already 5.02pm.  I shall pack now. nak balikkkkkk!


Thursday, 3 October 2013

ECG Stress Test... apakah itu?

Korang pernah buat ni? Sapa pnh buat angkat tangan! Ha... mesti x pernah kan? Hehehehhe... Ok, meh sini I bgtau.  Ni la dia carta untuk stress test.  Nak tengok how ur condition is when ur heart needs to work  at a maximum workload.  Nak tgk heart u stress x.  Heart yg stress tau... bukan u yang stress... jangan confuse kat situ.

Ok, don't ask me how to read the chart above cos i pun x paham.  My concern was just the report page where cardiologist concluded whether my result is normal or otherwise.

Had to do this stress test as my blood result indicated that my cholestrol is high.  Hence I was asked to do the stress test to check the condition of my heart.  Risau giler nak kena buat stress test ni sebab kena lari atas threadmill and I haven't done that for quite some time.  Plus i just underwent a csec 2 months ago so mmg takut la kot2 jahitan belum baik kan.  

Anyway, how the stress test works, there are 5 stages all together. 1st stage - slow walk, 2nd stage - fast walk + incline, 3rd stage - brisk walk/slow jog + increase incline, 4th & 5th stage mmg dah lari pecut kot.  Fortunately, masa 3rd stage dah pass ie achieve the target heart workload so x payah la buat 4th and 5th stage tu. yippeee!  And the interval between each stages is 3 minutes.  Not so bad actually.  Alhamdulillah, DH paksa gi gym tiap2 hari before the test untuk get back my stamina. Tq DH for forcing me! Lol.

Anyhoo, it's good to know that my heart is working and responding normal towards the workload.  Anyway, ni part of the medical check up that I had to undergo untuk process recruitment nak kerja kat Company tu.  Alhamdulillah, am fit to work! (dah dpt offer letter pun *big grinn*)


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Rezeki anak... mummy's going back to work!

First and foremost, let me express my kesyukuran pada Ilahi atas rezeki yang tak disangka ni.  Alhamdulillah, he answered my prayer.

As most of you are aware, I have been a full time housewife for almost 2 years.. almost! Not yet though.  The first year memang i was actively searching and hunting for job.  Attended interviews here and there.  Alot of interviews... i can say more than 15 la..or almost 20?  unfortunately or was it fortunate?, I didn't get any of it.

When I got pregnant with Suri, I still attended some interviews.  Of course before my tummy started showing.  And again, no luck! or was it a luck that I didn't get any?  I remember when i entered my 5th month with Suri, and my tummy started to show, I told DH that I want to stop hunting for job.  Let me deliver my baby 1st and thereafter start to search again.  He noted.  As usual, he is ok with what ever my decision is on starting back my career.  

And in May 2013, my 8th month with Suri, when my tummy mmg dah show sangat sbb dah sarat kan, I got a call from the Company above.  Well, gambar di atas is an obvious hint anyway with the logo half hide. Lol.  I was called for an interview for a resume that I submitted 2 years ago (July 2011).  Terkejut jugak masa dapat call from them.  Told them that I was expecting and if it was ok with them.  Since the Company's process is also quite a long one, they were ok with me being pregnant since I was also already in my 3rd trimester.

And so I had my 1st interview with the Company and I passed.  My friend said that it will take sometimes for them to call me for my second interview that is the structured interview.  Sempat la beranak dulu!  Ok lega!

Oppsss.... jgn lega cepat sgt.... 2 weeks after got another call for the second interview.. Oh my gucci! Masa tu I think dah masuk 9 months pun.  36 weeks if I was not mistaken.  Lagi 2 weeks dah kena gi hospital surrender untuk di induce!  Oleh kerana nak beranak dengan aman and x nak fk pasal structured interview ni kan, so with an open mind and heart, pergi la structured interview tu.

And alhamdulillah got the official result that I passed the 2nd interview after bersalin. Though the unofficial one dah tau awal kan. hehehe. that's the best part of having a friend in there. lol

So the 3rd stage was the medical check up.  Yang ni hanya boleh buat after lepas habis confinement.  To cut the story short, I had a little bit of hiccups masa medical check up ni.  It took me almost 3 weeks kot untuk clear my medical check up sebab ada isu2 kesihatan sikit so had to do a little bit more checks to see whether I am fit to work ke x... adeh... macam nak keja kat offshore je kan... padahal dalam office je.. huhu.  Nevertheless, I passed the medical check up, alhamdulillah...

And so... finally I got my Offer Letter.  All in all, the process that usually takes 7 months minimum (from friends' experiences), but in my case was only 4 months to secure the job.  Alhamdulillah. Inilah rezeki yang I really hope and waited for selain Suri.

Honestly, mmg excited to be working in the Company.  Tapi I masih berpijak di bumi yang nyata.  I know how tough it's gonna be later especially being in the department that I will be joining.  But putting all that aside, lets not get too worry about that yet.  Just enjoy the moment now knowing that I will be working in the company that used to be my client :)