Friday, August 28, 2009

14 Years

Our first buka puasa after we graduated from Uni

We first met 14 years back. It was a new beginning for all of us, from high school life to college life. I believe our class, LA81 & UA81, was the most famous class as it was an all-girls class dubbed the "convent" class. I only remembered fun and laughter back then.

14 years down the road, when we meet up for our annual iftar, except for the change in size and status, thing remain pretty much the same. Same fun and laughter. It is indeed priceless!

Iftar Malam Keliwon 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Iftar Malam Keliwon With My Makan-Tido-Gelak Gang

After being consulted by Ms. Ain Bubuk and doing some back ground check, KELIWON actually means malam Jumaat minggu keempat/kelima or something like that.

Technically, even though that terminology is incorrect as today is not malam Jumaat, the strings of emails received has suggested that we actually enjoyed calling ourselves KELIWONS!

Looking forward to iftar tonight. It's gelak gagak Friday, people!


As usual, during Ramadhan, plans to meet up for iftar will be made. And there will be endless emails suggesting the venue, time to meet up, yada yada yada...
Amongst my MSM chums, we always call ourselves "Penunggu Gua" I don't know how that came about but most of the time, Dina is always the culprit in naming us.
This time around, a new word came up. KELIWON. Of course it is not a new word, I am the one who is ignorant of it. So I texted Dina.
Me: What in the God's name in keliwon?
Dina: That you have to ask Dang.
Me: It could be a cult, you know.
Dina: No, actually it is hantu.
Can't wait for Iftar with The Keliwons tomorrow :o)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Smiley Tuesday

A joke that made me laughed out loud! Thank you for forwarding this to me :o)

There are female jokes and there are unisex jokes. Here is a joke I consider a true female joke.

I offer it to you in the hopes that women will love it and men will pass it along to a woman who will love it!

A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends when Steven, a tall, exceptionally handsome, extremely sexy, middle-aged man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him.

This seasoned yet playful heartthrob noticed her overly attentive stare and walked directly toward her. (As any man would.) Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, "I'll do anything, absolutely anything, that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $20.00...

on one condition..."

Flabbergasted but intrigued, the woman asked what the condition was. The man replied, "You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words."

The woman considered his proposition for a moment, and then slowly removed a $20 bill from her purse, which she pressed into the man's hand along with her address. She looked deeply and passionately into his eyes, barely concealing her anticipation and excitement, and slowly and meaningfully said....

"Clean my house."

Babies Making Debut

Congratulations to Nur Haifa a.k.a Eppa and Syam Hakimi on the birth of their baby at 11 a.m. today.
Congratulatory wish also goes to Fahima (my D.U neighbour) and her hubby on the birth of their baby boy last week.
So many 2009 babies! Wheee!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ramadhan al-Mubarak Menjelma Lagi

Alhamdulillah, dengan izin Allah Ramadhan menjelang lagi. Dan kita merupakan umat yang bertuah kerana dapat menyambut bulan yang penuh keberkatan ini sekali lagi.

Selamat menyambut Ramadhan al-Mubarak. Dalam keghairahan menyambut Ramadhan, kena beringat dengan virus H1N1 yang sedang merebak. Harap menjaga kebersihan dan mengambil langkah berjaga-jaga bila mengunjungi bazaar Ramadhan dan bila shopping raya.

Selamat menjalankan ibadat puasa kepada seluruh umat Islam. Semoga kita semua dapat menghayati bulan Ramadhan sepenuhnya dan mendapat keberkatan dariNya.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Teringat zaman 'rock kapak' bila dengar lagu nih kat radio on the way to work :o)


Sunyinya malam ini
Tiada bulan, tiada bintang
Hanyalah kedengaran ombak di pantai
Hatiku tersusuk sayu dan pilu
Mengenangkan nasib diri di rantauan

Kasih di mana dikau
Masihkah ada rindu
Hatiku seperti dulu
Jangan biar dia membeku
Mengharap cinta yang dipandu
Tak inginku sendiri lagi

Oh teman di manakah dia
Tidak kelihatan
Ku tertunduk malu menjelma
Aku seperti dulu sunyi
Aku seperti dulu sunyi

Sepi diri ini
Aku sendiri lagi

Faiq's Birthday Pix

Although Faiq was not well on his birthday, it didn't stop him from blowing those candles!! :o)

Black Forest Cake with Ultraman figurine

Happy birthday to Lala Faiqqqqq


Cicin, whose birthday is also in August, blowing the candles



Heard this song on my way back from work yesterday. I remembered it being my favourite song back when I was in Standard 5 or 6.

Miami Sound Machine

They tell me you're shy boy
But I want you just the same
Don't play innocent with me
You know it's not just fun and games

When I look into your eyes
So much passion burns inside
But if you need some coaxing
I will do it
Step by step there's nothing to it

1-2-3-4 come on baby say you love me
5-6-7 times
8-9-10-11 I'm just gonna keep on counting
Until you're mine

Come out of your shell boy
You know we go like hand in glove
You're afraid of giving in
But I am never giving up on your love

And no matter what it takes
I will steal your heart away
Take a chance for once
You won't regret it
Take my love just come and get it

1-2-3-4 come on baby say you love me
5-6-7 times
8-9-10-11 I'm just gonna keep on counting
Until you are mine

Monday, August 17, 2009

Faiq is recovering

Faiq is recovering. He is free from night time fever and his coughs has subside. He has started eating and taking his milk again. Even though it's not as much as I want him to, at least it's a start. He has requested to watch Channel 611. I am beginning to see my Faiq getting back to his normal self. ALHAMDULILLAH.

Selamat Pengantin Baru Amy Lisa & Juahari

Went to Amy's wedding in Bangi on Saturday. Amy was my colleague in KWP and had been my room mate for the past 4 1/2 years that I've been at KWP. She is my saviour most of the time, reminding me of office matters which most of the time yours truly is simply ignorant or forgetful of.

Mrs. Juahari & Mr. Amy
Amy got to know Juahari about a year ago. And she has never been happier. On Saturday, she officially became Mrs. Juahari. He completes her.

Waited for Ms. Rose at the rows of furniture shop after Kajang shop. She asked me to lead the way as she has just been traumatised losing her way in KL. Little did she know that her good friend is an ultimate bimbo when it comes to reading maps.

Luckily, Suzy was already there so she gave me directions. I was actually on the right track but I just made the wrong turnings...hahahaha!. We reached there at about 12.30 noon and meet up with my former KWP chums. The bride and groom wore purple.

KWP Reunion

A while after we arrived there was a double birthday celebration for Aliaa and another girl whom I presumed is Aliaa's cousin. It was a happy, cheery occasion!

Happy Birthday Aliaa

Had to leave at about 1.30 p.m. as I had to take Faiq for another hospital visit..repeat blood test. Congratulations Amy and Juahari! Semoga kekal bahagia hingga ke anak cucu! Am so happy for you!

Rombongan KWP

Amy and Juahari

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Very Own Commentator

Since Faiq is in the recovery phase and went to bed early, Rafiq and I managed to watch the Indian Open match between Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Sony Kuncoro from Indonesia. The match ended with Indonesia beating Malaysia in a three set game.
Rafiq loves to make his own commentaries whenever I watched a game with him. Or be an extra judge in American Idol. He will make his comments ala a sport commentator/ Simon Cowell before the tv commentator/Simon Cowell does. What amazes me is that most of the time, his commentaries will be the same as the comments heard on tv. Maybe it is worded differently but the commentators will say his exact thoughts!
He never fail to amuse me :o)

Tiring Thursday/Friday

Faiq had been unwell for the past 6 days. When I picked him up from his nursery last Friday, his teacher told me that most of the children were sick and that Faiq vomitted in the afternoon. He vomitted again that night on our way back from Julie's wedding and started coughing and had a fever on Saturday. So we brought him to the clinic.
On Monday, when his fever didn't subside, we brought him to the hospital. The paed said that it was probably a viral infection. He did a blood test on Faiq and alhamdulillah, Faiq was tested negative for dengue. However, the paed did caution us that his platlet count was on the lower side. He would've been admitted if there were beds available. The hospital was full house. He told us to bring Faiq back to the hospital if he remains ill after the antibiotics runs out.
I was on 1/2 day leave on Tuesday. When I came back from the office, he was his active self, albeit less hyper than his usual self. It was really noticeable. He also had diarrhea. I took an emergency leave on Wednesday when his fever returned. Despite going to bed early the night before, he only woke up at 2 p.m. that day. That got me worried even though he was his talkative self when he woke up. It was also worrying when he only had a bite of a Gardenia bun. He refused to drink milk or 100 Plus. The only consolation was that I managed to make him drink 3 oz of Glucose. And that was the day he had his last dose of antibiotics.
He didn't have a temperature when I was getting ready for work on Thursday. But I was informed by my maid that he looked weak and slept a lot. When I arrived home from work, Rafiq told me that he had already gone to sleep. We decided to take him to the hospital. When we arrived, there were loads of patients. All around me people were either coughing or feeling feverish. Most of the children had Kool Fever on their foreheads. The queue number at the time was 1082. When we went to the registration counter, the nurse did warn us that we may have to wait for about 2 1/2 hours because there was only one doctor on duty. We decided to wait anyway. Since our queue number was 3104, we decided to go for dinner.
When we returned to the hospital, the queue number was at 3090. However as it reached 3096, it didn't seem to be moving. I found out that an accident patient was brought in and the doctor was treating him/her. I knew it was going to be a loooooooong night. It also got panicky when Rafiq told me that he overheard that one of the patients was tested positive for AH1N1. He then carried Faiq to the next hall, where both of them could sleep on the sofa. While waiting for our turn, silly thoughts kept running through my mind. The what-ifs. What if all of us got infected because we were at the hospital??! I calmed myself down with zikir and doa.
You know that you've been at the hospital for a long period when you managed to watch two movies back to back on HBO. The crowd became less. I looked at the watch and it was almost 1.00 a.m. No more queue numbers on the screen. Should I keep waiting? I seriously thought of just going back. I know for a fact some just left without consultation. Luckily Faiq's name was called shortly after that. After explaining Faiq's condition to the doctor, he decided to take his blood sample and do a nose swab. Faiq of course cried and put up a fuss throughout the whole procedure. The doctor told us to go home as it will probably take hours to get the test results. The test results will be informed to us via telephone. It was almost 2.30 a.m. when we arrived home.
I went to the office this morning feeling tired and sleepy. Rafiq decided to come in late for work as he preferred to wait for the test results. I was anxiously waiting for the result at work. Whilst in a meeting, I received a text message from Rafiq informing that Faiq was H1N1 negative. Alhamdulillah. However, Faiq still needs to do another blood test tomorrow because his platlet count dropped to 130. The doctor said that Faiq was probably in a recovery state as viral infections may cause a patient to have an on-off fever for a period of 2 weeks. Hopefully, it is just that and not dengue.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Congratulations to my good friend, Razanna Raslan and her husband Kama, on the birth of their baby girl this morning.
Raz and I knew each other when we studied together in UiTM Shah Alam. I used to tumpang her car to class. Her car is a witness to all our gossip sessions, we used to say to each other, "If Raz's car could talk, we will have no friends!"
So when her daughter and Faiq share the same birth date, I was so happy and delighted. Cool huh?!
Welcome to the club, Raz and Kama. Say hello to sleepless nights! This is indeed a beginning to a new chapter of your lives, from couplehood to parenthood! I am so happy for both of you and I hope to see you and your princess soon!

Faiq is 4

Today Faiq celebrates his 4th birthday. How time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was admitted at Putrajaya Hospital and delivered a 2.58kg Faiq. I will always remember the overwhelmed feeling when I heard his first cry and held him in my arms for the first time.

Since Faiq was my first born, every single thing was new and challenging. And it was sad that I had to part with him when he was 5 months old, when I had to attend my DPA course. Of course I go back every day but I didn't get to spend as much time with him throughout the 6 months. And I missed him terribly when I went for outdoor modules and felt helpless especially when he had chicken pox when I was in Kelantan for 1o days.

Faiq is also prone to illness. He was admitted to DSH for bronchulitis when he was just 4 months old. I think throughout his 4 years of his life, he had been admitted 5 times already. Last year on his 3rd birthday, he suffered from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. This year, it was high fever. But he is recovering, Alhamdulillah.

Faiq is a bit hyper and thus, most of the time he drives me nuts and annoys me. Nowadays, he seems to be getting more dose of rotan from both me and Rafiq. But he is also funny and can be very sweet sometimes. He is normally sweet to me when he wants something from me. And you can really tell when he is sick coz he will be very quiet and weak. A real contrast from his normal loud self.

But whether he is naughty or sweet, he is my Faiq, whom I carried for 36 weeks and is now 4 years old! Happy 4th Birthday Lala Faiq. Semoga Faiq membesar sebagai seorang insan yang berjaya dalam kehidupan, beriman dan beramal soleh dan taat kepada mama dan babah dan menjadi role model kepada adik. AMIN!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Irsyad Aqil Khan

On Sunday, Lachik & Kak Tine hosted a birthday party for Irsyad, who turned 1 today.

For the record, I was the one who suggested the name Irsyad when Kak Tine was pregnant..hehe!

Arrived at Kajang at about 11.30 a.m. and ran some errands with Kak Tine. Had lunch at Kajang before going for the party at about 3.00 p.m.

Irsyad's Birthday Cake, baked with love by his mama

Birthday boy, Irsyad Aqil Khan

Shortly after we were there, the other guests started arriving. Kak Tine had surprised Lachik by inviting Lachik's close college friends. How sweeeeeet!!!

Aira & Babah

Faiq with his favourite cousin, Mu'az

The party was held outdoors and we were hoping for a sunny blue sky but it started to drizzle at about 4 p.m. Alhamdulillah, it was just drizzling and not heavy rain!
As usual, whenever there's a birthday party, Faiq will find a way to blow the candles. So he was practically sitting and waiting in front of the cake. Irsyad was sleepy and crying so Faiq happily got his way and blew away the candles!

Faiq sitting in front of the cake..scheming

And he strikes!

Irsyad was indeed sleepy because shortly after the candles were blown, I saw Cik Su carrying a sleeping Irsyad back to the condo. Since the rain had stopped, next on the agenda would be a dip in the pool.

Splish-splash time
As usual, Faiq made a fuss when we asked him to get out of the pool. After a short struggle, we left Irsyad's party at about 6.15 p.m. as we had to send Mak Long back to Ampang.
It was a great party which unfortunately we didn't get to stay until the end. Anyway, Happy 1st Birthday Irsyad! Hope you like the birthday gift we got you!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


It's a busy Saturday today, with loads of activities.

1st Pit Stop: TTDI

Went to TTDI to visit my schoolmate Mariesa, who gave birth to Raja Zander Mikhail Aziz about 3 weeks ago.
Arrived at TTDI at about 12.30 p.m., chatted about her delivery experience and our new experience as a mother of two. Had to leave at about 2 p.m. when Faiq started getting cranky.

Introducing Zander

Zara and her little brother
2nd Pit Stop: IKEAa
Went to Ikea for lunch. My first time, actually. Bought Swedish Meatballs, Chicken Wings, Vegetarian Fried Rice, Egg Tarts, Daim cake and drinks. It was YUMMYLICIOUS!! Window shopped at IKEA and ended up buying a laundry bag.
3rd Pit Stop: AD Clinic
As Faiq's cough was getting worse, we decided to take him to the clinic. Dropped my maid and Aira at home and went straight to the clinic. I think we were dead tired by then, the three of us fell asleep while waiting for our turn.
As suspected, it was his tonsil and he was prescribed with 4 medications.
4th Pit Stop: Julie's Wedding Reception at Saujana Impian
An event my MSMKL group of friends had been looking forward to. As usual, weddings will be the place for reunions. I arrived at about 8.30 p.m., followed by Eppa and Shima. I haven't seen Eppa for many years now. She is in her 38th week of pregnancy. Back in our MSM days, we were the October Girls as we were all born in October 77. We laughed as we reminisce the good old days, whiah is almost 14 years ago. Our husbands were completely ignored. Hehehe..oh well, they can take care of themselves.
As we were about to leave, we also met another fellow Convent classmate, Aden.

October 77 Gals

With the newly weds

Rizwan+Shima, Eppa+Syam, Upiq+Yong

UA81 Class of 95-97: Aden, Shima, Yong & Eppa
4th Pit Stop: Sg. Long
Went to the barbeque dinner hosted by Lachik & Kak Tine at their condo. A prequel to Irsyad's birthday party tomorrow. Left Sg. Long at about 10.30 p.m.
Will be blogging about Irsyad's birthday party tomorrow. Till then, nite nite!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Congrats Mr. Julie & Mrs. Aizat

Alhamdulillah, my target to go back at 5 p.m. was achieved. The reason for it was to attend Julie's aqad nikah ceremony at Saujana Impian at 9 p.m. Julie was my classmate in the famous Convent class back in my makan-tido-gelak days in MSMKL. Julie and Aizat had been going out for a while before they tied the knot. I don't know how long exactly but I know for a fact that Aizat had been a regular at our annual iftar session for the past 3 years or so.
I left the office at about 5.15 p.m. and went to Alamanda to buy Julie's wedding gift and Irsyad's birthday present. As it is now the Mega Sale Carnival, I got distracted with other stuffs and ended up leaving Putrajaya at about 6.45 p.m. Went to pick up Faiq at his nursery and got ready for Julie's aqad.
I arrived at Julie's house at about 9 p.m. At that time, the ceremony was just about to start. The hall was full so I just stood at the door to take some photos. Julie's wedding theme is black and white.

Hantaran from both sides

Anak daraku yang khayal menghisap jari

Faiq - trying to figure out what to do

Earlier this morning, Aden told me that she was coming. Since I didn't see her around, I decided to give her a call. She told me that she is stuck in the office with no electricity..huhu. Anyways, I later got the opportunity to cilok masuk so I decided to sit close to Julie where I can capture as much photos as possible of this historic moment of her life.

Aqad nikah ceremony

Alhamdulillah, at about 9.30 p.m., Julie Zuuriaty and Aizat Shahrin was pronounced husband and wife. There were laughters in the air throughout the ceremony as the qadhi cracked loads of jokes to calm Aizat's nervousness. After reading the takliq, presenting the mas kahwin and exchange of rings, Julie surprised Aizat with a card which she read out loud. It was very sweet of her to do that and I could see that Aizat was touched by his 'Ding's' gesture.

Alhamdulillah, Julie is now officially Mrs. Aizat

Striking a pose for my album

Bacaan Takliq

Aizat presenting Julie the dowry

Exchange of rings

Julie surprising Aizat with a card

The ceremony was over at about 10 p.m. I said my goodbye to Mr. Julie & Mrs. Aizat as they makan beradap. Selamat Pengantin Baru Julie Zuuriaty and Aizat Shahrin! I am so happy for both of you! :o)

Makan beradap
Faiq threw up in the car as we were on our way back. Stopped by at Petronas Bandar Tun Hussien Onn to clean up. Julie's reception will be tomorrow night, where I hope to meet more of my makan-tido-gelak chums. And I am also looking forward to have an audience with Raja Zander Mikhail Aziz, Sha's newborn. Can't hardly wait!!

The Target

My target for today is to go back home at 5 p.m. sharp!

I'm crossing my fingers, wishing and hoping that it will become a reality!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


My sister, Dhirah, had to be quarantined for 8 days for having high fever and flu-like symptoms.

I hope she'll get well soon!

Kesian ma cu!

It's All Been Done

Alhamdulillah, the event we've been working on is over and done with. I won't know if it was success coz the preparation prior to the event was kinda messy. Will have to wait for the report from top management.

But I'm glad it's over. Now I can get on with my life :o)