Thursday, May 28, 2009


Today, I read in sadness the news of the boy who was a victim of child abuse. Why does it have to happen? He is just a 5 year old child, who loves his mother unconditionally. He is probably too young to feel hatred towards the woman who beats him with a big cane.

I wonder, how does she sleep at night after she abused him? Does she enjoy listening to his screams of pain and agony? He was probably begging for her not to beat him whilst promising not to be naughty ever and never make her angry again. Did she experience utmost satisfaction when she saw blood trickling from his small helpless mouth?

Whatever her problem was, it was no excuse to abuse him. She was probably of unsound mind, I don't know. Whatever it is, I hope he is in good hands now. I hope he will be taken good care of. I don't know if he will ever live normally, I hope he will forget. I hope he will not end up like her.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wristlets R Us

What do you do when your purse/handbag is too big to carry around to internal meetings, lunch at the office or you just want to segregate your important stuffs (such as handphone and keys) rather than having to rummage through your bag?
You resort to your new BFF- wristlet.
A wristlet is a band which encircles the wearer's wrist. In my context, it is a small purse/bag which is attached to a wristlet. Now that I have it, I can't imagine living without it (this is my "mad-about-wristlet" side speaking!)
And this is what we do on a boring weekend...hehehe

My Signature Coach Wristlet

Jan's Ergo Coach Wristlet

K.Tine's Madison Coach Wristlet

We *HEART* our wristlets very much! Muahhhhs!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Kris Allen crowned as the 8th American Idol marks the end of my era of being a reality show devotee for this year. The beginning of the end was the finale of the Amazing Race, followed by the American Idol finale last Thursday. These two shows are the ones I follow religiously. I know there are loads of others but I don’t wanna end up being a reality show slave..haha. Besides I don’t think I have the energy to quarrel with Faiq over tv programs.

Heard 2 great songs on the way to work today. King of Wishful Thinking by GoWest (OST Pretty Woman) and You Make It Real by James Morrison. I never get tired of listening to James Morrison.

Was instructed to go to a meeting in Cyberjaya but that meeting is postponed so looks like I’ll be attending the other meeting upstairs.

Hey wait a minute! There’s still Amazing Race Asia! Yippee..something to look forward to!

Ok, off to meeting!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kena marah

Semalam balik dari ofis kul 9.30 malam. Dah 5 tahun kot tak balik lambat macam nih, the last was probably during my RnL days.

Balik rumah jer kena marah dengan Faiq,


Malam tuh Babah explain, "Faiq, Mama kena kerja, sebab tuh Mama balik lambat."

"Tapi Faiq marah jugak dengan Mama!"

Faiq's Vocab

Dapat idea post ni from Arin's blog

This is some of Faiq's vocabulary, he has grown out of most of them but the ones marked * are the ones he still speaks.

*1. Kocat = Coklat.
"Mama, acam keta Babah warna kocat!"

*2. Siri-siri = sendiri-sendiri
"Faiq nak makan siri-siri"

*3. Acam = macam
"Faiq acam nak demam la Mama!"

*4. Masam-masam = Asam
"Faiq nak makan masam-masam!"
*4. Tisker = Sticker
"Mana buku tisker Ben 10 Faiq?"
5. Nocnald = McDonald's
"Faiq nak Nocnald"

*6. Bob Biden = Bob the Builder
"Bacakan citer Bob Biden, Mama!"

*7. Otomen = Ultraman
"Otomen Dyna tak power macam Otomen Gaia, Otomen Mebius, Otomen Cosmos, Otoman Tiga, Otomen Justice dengan Otomen Zearth!"

*8. Opin (pronounced o-pain)= aeroplane
"Faiq nampak Opin dulu"

*9. Citer Orang Merah = The Incredibles
"Dah lama Faiq tak tengok citer orang merah!"

*10. Citer Robot = Wall-E
Robot putih dalam citer robot tu nama dia Eva"

*11. Giggong = Playground
"Faiq nak main kat giggong sama Mak Teh!"

12. Lopek = Lembik
"Aiyok, dosa cakap Otomen Dyna lopek!"

13. Na ke = Neraka
"Tak baik, nanti masuk api na ke!"

And last but not least, my favourite...

*14. Ambok kaepans (pronounced Ambok care pants)= Spongebob Squarepants
"Ada gambar ambok kaepans kat berus gigi Faiq"

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Aaleyah!

Aaleyah, Ceq We and Jay’s princess turned 3 last Sunday and we were invited to her birthday party at Taman Sri Keramat.

Birthday Girl

We were a bit late, and arrived when Aaleyah was blowing the candles off her Dora the Explorer birthday cake. The timing worked out well because I foresee Faiq blowing out the candles instead of the birthday girl if we were to arrive earlier. The song, “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To” kept playing in my head. Hehehe.

Thank you for coming

Aaleyah with Jay and her aunt

Aaleyah's Dora the Explorer birthday cake
It was good to meet up with our former classmates namely Raz and her husband, Kama (and the baby in Raz’s tummy), Cuola and her family and Popeq and Nomy with their children, Haikal and Alaani. When did we grow up? It seems like yesterday when we were a bunch of silly ADIL students back in UiTM Shah Alam. We chatted and had a good laugh whilst Rafiq tried to psycho Kama, who will be going for DPA in November, insya-Allah.
Cuola & son

Ceq We entertaining Faiq with his balloon-shaping skills

Catching up

Jan on "aunt" duty

We had to leave at 5 p.m. because Rafiq had to go for a tennis training at Tasik Titiwangsa. Faiq and Aira slept on the journey back to Kajang.
Thanks for having us Ceq We and Jay and Happy Birthday Darling Aaleyah!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Balance Pacesetters 15km Run 2009

On Sunday, I woke up to a loud sound of cengkerik at about 4.15 a.m. It didn't sound quite like cengkerik, and I was so scared that there's a katak pisang in K.Tine's room. Let's not even go there! My alarm clock was supposed to go off at 5.15 a.m.

The reason why it was set that early was because I was all set to accompany my husband to the New Balance Pacesetters 15km Run 2009 at Lake Garden. Jan, my sister in-aw came along with us.

Getting ready at home

We left Kajang at about 6.15 a.m and arrived at Lake Garden at about 6.30 a.m. We parked quite far from the entrance, together with the rest of the participants. There were so many people taking part, Jan and I were so amazed. I guess we have yet to comprehend the satisfaction gained from getting up very early in the morning and running 15km for the sake of a medal.
Anyhow, we accompanied Rafiq to the starting line, took some pictures until the event started at 7 a.m. We also waited for the women event to start before going on a morning walk.
Almost 7 a.m.

And he is off!

I didn't know the distance we walked but I remembered circling Lake Garden and passing Carcosa Seri Negara. I remembered a time when I heard running steps behind me and when the person passed us, it was one of the participants. We were like, "Whoa! It's only 7.50 a.m! Are you done already?" There was also a time when we passed a group of monkeys and prayed that they won't come near us. Luckily we didn't have any food with us because if they gave chase, we didn't have any energy to run anymore.
When we reached the Lake Garden entrance, we saw many participants entering too. They were about to complete the event. I was hoping my husband was not in front of us because the purpose of me accompanying him was so that I could see him end the race at the finishing line. We were there at 8.30 a.m. and saw that quite a number of people had finished the race and had even changed and were on their way back.
Whilst waiting, I saw some of Rafiq's friend and also Andrew Tan, the Amazing Race Asia contestant who came in 3rd in the first season. I was truly amazed when I saw some senior citizens who also participated, which means that age is no barrier in this kind of competition.
Finally, at about 9 a.m., I saw Rafiq's figure, running amongst the other contestants. There were still others behind him. Watching him run past the finishing line was one of my proudest moment in life. When I married him almost 5 years ago, I don't think he saw himself doing everything that he is doing now.

Proud wifey

Rafiq's No. 1 supporters

With fellow participants

It doesn't matter if he even came in last, what matters is the fact that he took part in the competition and finished it. I sure see myself waiting at some other finishing line in the future, insya-Allah. You definitely do us proud, Rafiq Khan. I hope I will live to tell this, and your other succes stories to Faiq, Aira and our future generation!

Teacher's Day

This weekend is the most busiest weekend for me. We had made plans for both days and it started with Hasya's aqiqah. Hasya Arya is Hani's first newborn, and she was born in late March 2009. Rafiq had made prior cycling plans with his friend so it was me, the kids and my maid. On the way to Hani's house, we saw a fatal accident, after the BESRAYA toll, involving a lorry and a motorcycle. I reckoned it just happened because there were only about 20 or so cars infront of us when the traffic started slowing down. When we passed the accident scene, we saw two bodies laying motionless on the road in a pool of blood. I couldn't wait to drive pass the scene. I arrived at Hani's house at about 12.45 noon. At the time, the marhaban ceremony had not ended because it started late to begin with. Then Ija arrived with Abang An, followed by Suzie and her family. We didn't get to eat together because we had to tend to our families. The food was excellent! After we had our meals, we gathered and chatted and teased Hani, as usual..hehehe. Fariz arrieved as we were about to leave at 2 p.m.

Hani & Don with Hasya

With Hani & Hasya, Ija & Suzie
It started to rain when I reached home. Rafiq was already back from his cycling trip with Fadil. We then packed for our night stay in Kajang and went to visit my parents in D.U. No one was at home except for my dad and aunty Leela. After a hearty meal and exchange of news, we left D.U before 7 p.m. and made our way to Pavillion for dinner with Rafiq's college mate back in RMC. George Charles Ubod, nicknamed Ubod was Rafiq's dorm mate throughout his college life (except when they were in Form Four) so they were very close. He has been residing abroad for 5 years now and is back for 2 weeks holiday. He is a really funny guy and it was a pleasure to meet him. Another college mate, Kitol and his wife also joined us. We dined at Tony Roma's and proceeded to TGIF to watch the soccer match between MU and Arsenal, disguised in the form of dessert..hehehe.

At Tony Roma's

The gals at TGIF

Mine! All mine!

The guys catched up until the match ended and as both Faiq and Aira were getting restless, we left Pavillion, picked up our maid at home and went to Kajang. We arrived in Kajang at about 11 p.m. We were supposed to sleep early as the next day will be a big day for Rafiq but we only settled down at about 12.30 a.m.
Will be blogging about Sunday soon!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Last Thursday before Mother's Day, my sister texted me and suggested that we do a surprise Mother's Day celebration for my mother. The plan was for all the female siblings and sisters in-law to prepare a meal..a pot-luck concept. I agreed as Saturdays happen to be my "D.U day" and I was going to go there anyway for a bacaan Yaasin khas for my sister in-law, whose baby is in a breech position. Alhamdulillah, many people attended the Yaasin Khas, which was held at Madrasah An-Nur Kota Damansara, and offered prayers for Ina.

The event ended at about 12.30 noon and I was all set to cook a meal. At that time, my mother still doesn't know what we had planned. We had even called our grandmother to come over and join the celebration. Since my cooking skill is not that great, I decided to try a recipe from my Low Carb Cook Book so that my hubby will eat them and to avoid me from giving cold-shoulder treatment if he doesn't eat my food..hehee. So my meal was Summer Chicken and Mushroom Pasta which was kinda had no taste coz I didn't put that much salt. My sister in-law made pizza. My sisters were supposed to make their famous trifle but due to time constraint, they made fruit salad instead.

My SIL Eyda with Feera, Aira & Faiq

Bon Appetite

Since it was also a few days before my brother's 34th birthday, we decided to buy a cake to give the opportunity to Faiq to blow out candles.

The four of us
On the following day, I celebrated Mother's Day with my in-laws family. We decided to go out for lunch at Penang Village in Alamanda. Everyone in the family was there except abg Sher's family because he had to attend a course.
US again :o)

With my SIL, Jan and my MIL

The Band of Brothers with their cousin, Jemi

My niece, Sabrina and her mother, Kak Liza

Jemi, Feroz, Rafiq & Papa

After lunch, my husband decided to watch Star Trek so we went with Jan, Dik and Jemi. Jan and Jemi had actually watched it the previous day but Jan said it was damn good, she didn't mind watching it again. I am not a Trekkie but I loved it because of the humour elements in the movie. And it was only then that I found out the reason behind Abang Sher's blog title..hehehe.

Long live and prosper
I had a wonderful time and I hope all you mommies out there had a blast too. Having said that, it doesn't mean that we only show our appreciation to our mothers on Mother's Day only. To me, everyday is a different kind of celebration. It could be watching your child's first smile, hearing his first words, hearing them say "I Love You" and getting a hug from them.
To Mak, thank you for your unconditional love, for all you've done for me and my family. I am where I am now because of you.