Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the time to reminisce this exact date some years ago

at approximately 4am of 30th sept 1982, urs truly ws born somewhr in KL. n she wsnt alone cz 10mins later, anothr child ~her twin sis, Meme~ stole her limelight 4being d baby of d family 4nine years!

17 (plus 10.. yikes!) years later; today; she is happily married 2a half of twin brothers n is blessed with so many bday wishes (top wishes : "semoga cpt dpt baby.." AMINNNNN) dat she jz dont care with d fact dat she hs been celebr8ng her bdays without bday cake 4 d 4th consecutive years! (dont care kunun! tp ble sedar dh 4thn.. eh.. smlm nye cake yg kengkawan kt opis soh potong tu, ble kire jd bday cake la gak kn? mekasih ye kengkawan. ~k.Ina, K.Jar, K.Han, Amy, K.As~ sanggup korg soh akoo ptong kek masa tgh posa.. keji tau! tak sabar nk nengok korg post gmbr ku nk tikam kek tu smlm.. ehehe) dis morning, she pretended 2b d host 4a makan2 @her ofc n claimed dat she ws being generous 2all d staffs in d company she's workg @ by sponsoring them makan2 padahal mknn tu mmg dh disediakan oleh HR utk org2 yg dtg tahlil.. (sungguh keji tindakan beliau. yg tak malu tu, kt boss pn dia siap jemput mkn sempena birthday dia.. ada ke patut?)

neway, thanx a bunch 4all u peeps who rmbrs.. u guys r d star!

hepi bday 2my twin sis ~Meme~ n Martina Hingis (who shares d same birth date as us.. mcmle Martina Hingis bc blog bida ni..)

Monday, September 28, 2009

the Eid celebr8n (part 1)

crazy aint it? wht is thr 2tell abt raya dat i need 2post more thn 1entry? well, apparently, so much 2tell! here's d chronology..

17th Sept
- worked halfday, went back home, cleaned d roof
- went back 2in-law's 4iftar
- overnight @parents'

18th Sept
- woke up early 4sahur, got ready n started balik kg journey right aftr subuh
- arrived @granny's n went spring-cleaning-frenzy till arnd 3pm!
- went 2buy a new shoe 4soulmate (he lost his masa smyg jumaat, ble?) + foods 4iftar
- last 2009's terawih with family

19th Sept
- sahur
- slaved ourselves in d kitchen
- last 2009's buka posa with family

20th Sept
- raya!!! ~first with hubby~
- smyg raya with family *photos 2b posted!*
- grannies received an all day long visits. T.I.R.I.N.G!
- watched man utd vs man city, 4-3, wohoo!!

21st Sept
- went 2visit soulmate's uncle in Sik
- went 2 aunty's in Gurun
- went bowling n got home arnd 2am!

22nd Sept
- went beraya 2soulmate's cousin's plc in SP
- went back to KL (planned 2go back 2in-law's bt ws stuck in traffic)
- reached d roof @arnd 10+pm

23rd Sept
- my dad's bday!!!! wished him thru phone (he ws still in Kedah)
- went 2 in-law's
- got 2eat d yummi-licious laksa mom in-law made
- sleepover @in-law's

24th Sept
- went back 2d roof
- went 2 ikea, as usual had d '2die for' meatball n my latest ikea dish fav : d shrimp sandwich
- watched G-Force 3D @OU

25th Sept
- went back 2parents'
- went 2 irma's opnhse.. *photos 2b posted!*

26th Sept
- made d dadih i promised my sis in-law
- went back 2in-laws'
- soulmate's 1st day 2work (bummer!)
- watched d stoke vs man utd, 0-2, wohooo!!!
- sleepover @Kem Herba, Sg Congkak

27th Sept
- in-law's opnhse @Kem Herba, Sg Congkak *photos 2b posted!*

so, wht dya think abt dat? 2sum it up : pegi sana, balik sini; tido situ, balik sinun.. raya plg banyak kat mana? kt atas jalan.. ehehehehe.. neway, i'll be postg d gorgeous photos in part 2.. neway, i also wld like 2take dis opportunity 2post a shout out :

happy birthday Dal!!

p/s : my birthday's coming up.. yeay!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

the buka posa

Its very very nerve wrecking! My hp and my email is giving me a hard time today! Of all days.. today.. whn im gonna be only half day @work, my precious email turns as nasty as my hp! Sweet! I work through emails.. now dat it just refuses to attach a file which ive to send today cz its d last day for me b4 my raya leave; I felt like slamming dis pc very hard n kick it in its shin if it exists!

Anyway.. I am gonna be taking more than a week long holiday for raya starting today afternoon.. im currently eyeing d clock, cz im go’g back in abt half n hour.. I need to clean d r'oof 'first, clear d fridge cz we r go’g balik kampung.. we (soulmate n I) actually did it d other day.. I hd to cook all d veggies so it wont rot in d fridge. D simplest way 2do so is by cooking tom yam, stuff all d veggies in it! Convenient eh? And in also went all d fishballs n our favourite mushrooms..alamak.. lapar la pulak teringat.. first thing im gonna do went i reach home is to mop d floor (my kitchen stinks!), send some stuffs to d laundry n pack for my balik kampung trip. dis year im go'g back 2my kampung in kedah. soulmate decides 4us, he said cz its not easy 4him 2get a long raya holiday. he thinks next year n d years n years aftr, he'll get only a short raya leave, so we might as well go back 2my kampung dis year cz in d next years 2come, he wont expect us 2do so.. well.. im not complaining.. he's driving neway! so, 2day we'll be buka posa-ing @my inlaws again n will drive back to my parents afterwards. 2moro after subuh, we'll go balik kampung.. woohoo!!

neway, im suppose to post d pics of my buka posa with d gals.. (im sorry dal! it took me a few days 2do so.. sungguh bz).. i ws planning 2post d 'then' n 'now' photos of us. bt i cldnt find d photos whn we were in hi-skool (slmt ko dal n ros.. korg yg tak nak sgt akoo letak kan? nnt akoo cari gak..) so, here's d one we took last monday.. we had our 'gath' - partners included, except for shy's - at Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail, Bangsar. (i chosed dis place cz of d food.. i alwiz bring visitors to dis restaurant cz they can taste all d Malaysian kampung delicacies thr. sedap woo..)

Pic 1 : All of us (pics courtesy of Ned)

Pic 2 : (l-r) yann, shy, yours truly, dal, ned n ross

it ws a fun night! i had a blast. soulmate loves d food, we talked n laughed n i had 2leave early. *sigh* nak wt camne, soulmate keja malam.. as shy said, its already 10years aftr we left hi-skool.. sungguh tidak sangka.. neway, we shld do it again sometime.. i think next wedding la, ned's.. hopefully every1 will b thr..

neway.. its almost time.. tak sabar nk balik ni.. i wanna wish all of u a very warm

Selamat Hari Raya..
Maaf Zahir Batin

ok everyone.. c u aftr raya!

Monday, September 14, 2009

the yickity yickity yack!

im not in my greatest mood.. my best pal @d ofc (k.Ina) is not around. im used 2share gossips with her. n i blurted most of d stuffs i want 2 @her. well, she took an early raya leave cz her maid went back 2indo 4raya. so, i need 2wait anothr 2weeks or so b4 i can share more stories with her.. n im not sure whther by dat time i can still rmbr wht i wanna 2tell her 2day.

neway, my hp is giving me a very hard time.. of course i've been a bit unfaithful, been eyeing 4 d gorgeous-n-burn'g-my-salary N97. bt dat ws it.. i didnt say im buy'g it. im jz looking 4some potential prospects.. bt my 4-5yr old hp went merajuk all d way! it kept on beeping, ask'g me 2remove d memory card 4no reason. n dis morning it went kaput all by itself! i didnt turned off my hp cz soulmate drove 2work last nite; im supposed 2get a call frm him so i can unlock d door whn he got home. bt u knw wht happen dis morning @5++ am? i ws still asleep.. then i ws awaken by a very soft knocking sound on d front door.. dats so very not me! cz im so not a light sleeper! tido mati - dats me! dh la i ws in my bedroom. i grabbed my hp, n ws expecting it 2shw me d time. bt turns out its alredi turned off! i thought i must've been dreaming. then i heard d soft knocking again. i immediately got up, went infront n opened d door n thr it ws! my soulmate, sitting on a chair waiting 4me 2open d door! kesian soulmate!!!! i ws apologizing 2him 4like hundreds of times! he ws quite surprised 2see me cz he thought i cldnt hear him knocking d door. he did it softly cz he didnt want 2wake up d neighbours. he ws planning 2jz wait outside till i wake up (darling tak soulmate ku? sungguh baik hati) cz he ws so sure i cldnt hear him.. (ye la.. nama pn soulmate.. sudah dia kenal bini nye yg tido mati ini) dh le mamai gile pepagi tu, bt it ws so funny la jugak! n soulmate ble ckp 'comel nye cik boddah bgn pg..' itu le penangan nye laki yg keja malam and jarang dpt tgk muka bini bgn pagi.. muka selenge pn dia kata cumel! ehehehe! neway.. mi telefono! aduyai.. why lar?? sian tau soulmate dok kt luar pintu tunggu bini nye.. if u didnt turned off by urself, soulmate cld've reached me whn he tried call'g 2inform dat he's on his way back.

n guess wht else my hp did? it magically sent MMS to peeps in my contacts.. i dunno wht kinda MMS, it jz did it by itself. ystrday morning, whn i turned on my hp, i left it on d dresser. then i heard a soft beeping n i went 2check on it.. a text telling me dat d MMS i ws sending failed bcz of an invalid contact. i checked d MMS report, turns out I've been send'g MMS 2almost 10ppl, including my boss, the GM! it ws all on pending status n later whn i checked it back, some failed. i didnt bother 2check wht hpen with d MMS I sent 2my GM. then dis morning, thanks 2my hp, d GM called me n asked me, wht ws d MMS i've been tryg 2send him cz he cant open it. hw cool ws dat?! i mean, of hundreds numbers in my contacts, why on earth dat u (my hp) chosed my boss???? dat ws so embarassing. i hd 2explain 2him dat my hp went a bit crazy n he said its almost time i get a new hp! (if my salary is even a quarter of his, im sure as hell will b buy'g a new hp). my darling hp.. if u continue 2behave like dat, im sure m gonna swap u with a stupid pay phone if i hv to!

ok, 2day im go'g 2buka posa with d gals.. cant wait 4it! hoping dat i can still use my hp 2snap some pics of us.. if not, i'll use soulmate's. hoping dat dis time he wont forget 2save it like he did d last time he took a group photo of 4S91614 during einayanti's wedding.. sungguh mengeciwakan! neway.. my hp.. pls behave.. pls.. pls.. pls.. behave! everyone, doakan juga dia tak buat hal sehingga saya cukup budget! ehehehe!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

the so many things happening

its been a while eh.. last week i did d most craziest thg ever! b4 dat, our K.Long is do'g great. got 2check up on her last week. soulmate n i reached d hospital just in time; she ws on her way 2get back 2her room. n she ws alredi walking 2d toilet! so strong dat chica! i mean, whn i had my operation, i think i ws bedridden 4like forever! of course i ws force 2'take a shower' d day aftr my operation. (by say'g 'taking a shower' it actually means washed my body with a damp cloth soaked in a soapy water). bt d nurses had 2somewht carry me 2d bathroom. n i used potty 2 *u-knw-wht*. all in all, its such a speedy recovery 4K.Long. sungguh gagah! u go gurl!

neway, aftr visited K.Long, soulmate n i decided 2go find his bj melayu.. it ws aftr asar, on friday. ya ALLAH! sengalnye jalan kt KL on Fridays! soulmate dh berkali2 soh kuar awal. bt i said wait until aftr asar. cz it'l b easier like dat, i dont want 2hv 2rush 2find a musolla in jln TAR's area. So i tot it'll be more practical 2solat dulu, then we go la.. so much for practicality! we were stranded in d traffic 4nearly 2hours! tp betul la kan? at least dh solat, tak yah pikir dah.. so, whn we reached d area, it ws alredi around 7pm. i tot we shld find a shop 2buy some drinks, gi maghrib kt medan mara, then hv our meals aftr maghrib whn ppl hs alredi gone, then go hunt 4his bj melayu. so, we walked n found a stall 2buy our drinks n as we headed 2wards pertama, we found a restaurant with vacant tables! soulmate said somethg like 'mesti kedai ni tak sedap, pasal tu takde org kan?' ehehee! tp, dh ada tu sambar je la kan? so, we switched plan, buka dulu, then solat. d food? tak yah la bg harapan tinggi sangat.. yg pntg, dpt gak buka posa.. ehehe!

so, we went frm i shop 2anothr lookg 4soulmate's bj melayu. n my eyes were at d same time eyeing on tudung 2match my bj kurung. u think its easy 2find bj melayu? thr were so many! n soulmate ni ble tahan jg permintaannye. memula tu i cm bsemangat la tolong cari kan. from one kedai to one kedai.. bygkan la, dh la menapak dari medan mara smp wisma yakin. yg kt tepi2 jln tu soulmate cuma tgk without much interest.. he said suma jenis kain panas.. smp wisma yakin, went frm rack 2 rack.. @some point of time, i jz gave d shop owner my bj kurung n ask her 2find a matchg bj melayu! tak larat dh! ehehe! n she found one! although i ws in love with another bj melayu, bt d one i like tu sebijik cm kaler bj melayu soulmate last year. since soulmate like d one which of course matched my bj; obviously we wont let go of it la kan? so yeay! berjaya la kami mencari bj soulmate siap dgn sampin nye sekali akhirnye.. wht a relief! then we tried finding me a tudung n a kopiah 4soulmate, bt cldnt find one. we managed 2grab a cheap tikar buluh 4d roof instead.. ehehe.. i think we got home around 10pm. sungguh letih!

d next day, we planned 2buka posa @my in-laws. we made a crazy decision 2go 2jln TAR again 4d final time 2find stuffs we cldnt find d night b4. sungguh mencabar! bt i managed 2get d matchg tudung bt no kopiah 4soulmate. too many ppl! tak sanggup! i ws sweating like a pig. i think i almost drenched d mask i ws wearing! d heat! d ppl! d whteva! tobat la! then we went 2check out k.Long again; who ws so so do'g great; before heading 2my in-laws' plc. soulmate had 2work dat night so i hd 2drive back 2d roof so soulmate can hv a quick nap (not dat he did!). so crazy la d 2of us! ada ka p jln TAR time friday n weekend ms bulan posa? sungguh cari nahas! i think cm dh nk lemas kt lautan org tu! tak mungkin la nk buat lg thn depan!

neway, nx week im going 2a buka posa cum gath with d 6jhnm.. ehehe! they r my best buddies whn i ws in hi-skool. well, ive 2sets of frenz during hi-skool. 1@d hostel ~4S91614~ n anothr 1 @skool ~d 6jhnm~. still cant get a date 4buka posa with 4S, bt managed 2book all 6of 6jhnm (with partners) 2meet up dis monday. its been a while since we last met. so am very very excited 2meet them! im gonna post some pics of it insyaALLAH. ive chosen d best plc 2go 2, cz i love d restaurant so much. im not gonna reveal it jz yet, bt will sure post some pics on it s well! yeay! tak sabar! neway, only 10days left 2posa.. tak sangka kan? nk raya dh! like nx week! yeay!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

the time whn i lost my tongue

last night soulmate asked me to call his (mine s well) cousin; K.Long; who's gonna undergo a bypass operation. he's alwiz does dat. whn i say i wanna txt some1, he'll tell me 2call instead. d thg is, im not a 'call' person. im a 'txt' person. cz it'll b awkward whn u call some1, not 2knw wht 2say n hw 2end d conversation. dats why i prefer txt'g. bt i somehw didnt even knw wht 2txt. cz i dont reli knw hw do i wish some1 who's go'g 4n operation.

then i rmbred d time whn i lost my tongue whn my dad went 4his heart surgery 2rplace his decalcified valve. i told soulmate d story, wish'g he'd understand. n im sharing with u guys s well. it ws whn i ws in uni do'g my degree. i jz went back 2sabah cz i ws involved with d new student intake's registration week. n dat registration week hs jz ended n i ws in d middle of do'g my own registration of subjects n get'g my exam results, etc. i received a call frm my twin, tell'g me dat my dad's scheduled 4immediate operation (he went 4his regular check up n ws advised by his doc). it ws somewht a major operation, n we knw our dad, he is very very scared of needles, let alone 2go 4a major operation. so we cried cz we knw hw scared he ws, bt my twin did tell me he tried 2sound cheerful.

d morn'g of his operation, i got a call aftr subuh frm him. we didnt reli hv a conversation. he managed 2say 'hello' n i did too. n then he started cry'g. i cldnt help it, bt i cried like a baby. then i said 'abah jgn nangis, suma ok nanti tu insyaALLAH' only dat it came out as 'wahhaw wuhuuwa hhawwuu laahh' cz i ws cry'g! hw soothing ws dat? stupid me! then both of us jz fell silent. sob'g a bit. bt nothg came out aftr dat. dat ws it. i juz didnt knw wht 2say. i wsnt sure any efforts of consoling him wld make any difference. i didnt try 2make any vain attempts anymore. n then my mom said bye on his behalf. recalling abt it brings a pang of sadness in me. cz we were very afraid. it didnt take long for me 2decide 2catch d nxt plane back 2KL. i followed my guts, discussed with my sisters, not even tell'g my mom cz we knw mom will object my decision to come back cz it costs a lot. i didnt get 2meet him d day of his operation. whn i reached KL he ws alredi been safely brought 2CCU n it ws alredi aftr visitng hour.

d nx morning, i went 2IJN n whn i hugged my mom, she initially didnt realize dat it ws me not my twin. only whn she saw thr were 2of us dat she realized i came back. of course she loved d surprise n we cried our happy cries. then she suggested we went in 2gether 2visit my dad who ws alredi awake; so he'll knw dat i came back. mom hd alredi warned us not 2make him cry cz he ws still weak. bt hw can i stop him? cz whn i got in d CCU, he saw me n said 'angah, awak balik??' n in n instant his tears were flowing. well, its somewht normal 4yours truly 2start cry'g as well. aftr i gave him a hug, n told him 2rest my twin n i went out. all in all, it ws a bittersweet experience 4our family. i think it somehw brought us even closer together. cz we've been thr, on d verge of losing some1 so important. dad ws our provider. mom quit her job whn i ws in hi-skool. we hv never seen d delicate side of our dad. dad never calls us, it ws mom who'll make a call. bt we knw he'll b right by mom's side cz he'll b d one ask'g questions. (we hear him frm d backgrounds) bt we alwiz knw he cares for us. dats why hw awful we treat him, in d end, we'll still hug him whn we see him. cz we love him dearly, n mom too.. he's like our weakness.. mine especially.. dats why dis happened :

moi n abah on wedding day..

neway, back 2 d topic im discussing.. im jz not a call person. i dont knw hw 2convey my feelings (d ones dat's a bit mushy mushy especially. i knw hw 2convey anger, bt matter of d heart is a no-no for me) thru tele-conversation. i only txt. bt i ws tryg 2recall hw my frenz wished me whn i hd 2go 4my operation in 2001 (somethg im gonna share with u guys too, sometime..) so i cld duplicate it a bit; bt i cldnt rmbr any. bt in d end, i did txt K.Long. tell'g her 2rest a lot n stuffs. bt seriusly, i knw d feeling.. cz i've been thr, ive done it. sometimes, not a zillion consoling words frm any1 cld ever make u relax. n wht u cn do is alwiz turn to Him. n dats whn u'l let go n embrace whtever path He's set u 2.

neway, pray 4our K.Long. we'll b seeing d healthier her insyaALLAH!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

the nutty old me

im so twisted! last saturday, soulmate n i ws deliberating on whr 2go 2survey our baju raya.. i've been hv'g dis tot of go'g 2check out d gedung al habshee in bangi. i've been read'g abt it in some magazines, tot i cld find somethg 4me thr. bt @d last second, soulmate swirved d car 2wards s.alam n we ended up go'g 2pkns instead. we were thr on saturday at arnd 3pm+. not d best timing 2go thr! trfc ws a bit slow once u reached d park'g entrance. soulmate suggestd dat we parked outside, across d mall. bt b'g d paranoid me, i said no cz it looked like its gonna rain. (s if i dont hv an umbrella in d car!) soulmate ws a bit negative, say'g we cld neva locate a vacant car park. i ws pretty sure he ws sumwht annoyed with my stupidity in making sure we tried 2search 4a parking lot inside. aftr hundreds of selawat (ok, exaggeration! not like hundreds.. bt a lot) we found a parkg lot aftr not even one round of 'tawaf'! n aftr successfully wear'g d mask dat i luckily carried in my bag, i got out of d car n immediately saw d sale signs on one of d boutiques on d 1st floor of dat building. i ws hoping i cld somehw locate it once i got inside.

so, whn we got in, gosh! d chaos! so many stalls thr on d ground floor. i think dats d first time i ever went 2pkns in bulan puasa. it ws an experience. most of d stalls are selling d same looking clothings. d same pattern of baju raya frm one end 2d othr. im sure as hell, dis years' baju raya trend will b d kurung with puff sleeves! its like massive! all over! gosh! so wishing we wont bump in2 d exact same design+pattern baju worn by some othr person @any plc @all! n aftr we've finished lookg @one of d rows of stalls, (why check out all whn its all d same?) i almost said 'lets go home'. bt considering d fact dat we've only been thr 4merely 15minutes, i'll risk a glare of illogical choice frm soulmate if i said so (bt i doubt it, cz soulmate is alwiz a darling..) nehw, soulmate said he wanted 2tapau d kyros kebab (biasa la nafsu posa neh), so we got 2d 1st floor n bought one. n i lured him 2carry on window shop'g for a bit n then i found d boutique dat i saw frm d park'g lot. (i seriusly 4got d name.. some batik thingy)

n then, its all history. u guys.. i got myself a baju raya! not even waiting 4 a raise, d nonsensical me bought a baju raya! it must hv been bcz i only spent so little on my credit card last month, n i hv some extra money, dat i made d preposterous decision on buying d baju kurung! teruk kan? tak kuat iman betul! n sbb yg lgsung tidak boleh menyangkal keinginan utk mbeli baju itu adlh kerna ianya size SS! yeay!!!!!! ingt senang ke nk jumpe bj size tu? its also d 1st time im buy'g a ready made baju kurung. cz its ever so difficult 2find one of my size. bt its reli not get'g any cheaper 2send a decent kain 2d tailor nowadays.. i used 2buy cheap 4metres kain (sometimes d RM9 per metre) n yet 2make a baju kurung somehw costs arnd RM50 - 70! tu belum buat yg berfesyen tu! crazy! dats why i tot of buy'g a ready made frm Casa in subang parade. bt its way too expensive la. d one i found kt pkns is much much cheaper.. tak sampai RM130! n no, i tak amik yg jenis puff sleeves.. not gonna go with d trend.. im opt'g 4simplicity.. cecewah! neway, soulmate n i then went arnd 2find a matchg bj melayu 4him.. bt cldnt find one.. in his case, d L size is selling like murtabak in bazaar ramadhan! so, we plan 2find one he's been eyeing 4 @wisma 'confident'. hopefully, we'll find one yg sedondon or so.. cecewah (lagi skali).. semoga saya mpunyai kekuatan dan kesabaran utk menempuh KL di wktu2 puasa ini.. haru.. haru.. demi soulmate, saya turutkan..

p/s: korg ni dah tgk tak trinkets-etcetera?