Monday, May 31, 2010

Insya-Allah He Is In A Better Place

Two weeks ago, Iderk texted me to ask me about my high blood condition during pregnancy. She informed me that she is in her 34th week and her gynae had given her MC for her to rest because her blood pressure was very high. Since she was already discharged from HUKM, I told her to update me on her condition and her delivery so that I can go and visit her.

Today, I texted her, asking her how she and her baby was doing and if she is due anytime soon.

"Tak sempat Yong. Baby aku tak survive..I've delivered my stillborn baby last Saturday"

I was stunned. I was at a seminar but I so badly wanted to cry. After texting her my condolences, I texted my friends. Some asked me what had happened. Honestly I didn't have the guts to call her. I don't know how to console her. I just couldn't. I was so afraid that I'll be the emotional one.

After the seminar ended, I drove back home with tears streaming down my face. I cannot imagine how she feels, how she copes. But I'm sure she'll be strong, for both her hubby and Abid.

Takziah Iderk. I am so sorry for your loss. Insya-Allah, your baby is in a better place now and will always be praying for his family.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Fun Relaxing Time at AD

Since it's the Wesak Day holiday and my parents house is undergoing renovation, I decided to invite my family over for lunch.

The menu of the day was: Daging Masak Kicap, Ayam Goreng Berempah, Pucuk Paku Goreng Telur, Sambal Udang & Petai and Lala Masak Pedas.

My mom made Agar-agar Laici and my SIL brought 4 chicken and beef quiches.

I think Faiq was the happiest as he got to play with our neighbours and his cousins.

My parents left early, the rest left just before Maghrib ~ after Dhirah was done with her assignment, Amy surfed the net and the kids were bathed.

I think it was afun and relaxing time for everyone. Now both Faiq and Aira are sleeping soundly. Initially I planned to have dinner at Ninja Jones with Rafiq but I'm stuffed! So Ninja Jones will have to wait!

The Mess Maker



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Something to Ponder Upon..

A few days ago I was talking to my colleague. We were exchanging stories about our children. She told me that recently, they were watching Cerekarama where the scene showed a son/daughter taking good care of his/her aged mother.

She then told them that's the way a good child should be, taking care of their parents when they are old.

One of her sons said, "Alah..selama nih Mak bukannya jaga kitaorang pun.."

"Tersentak saya bila dengar macam tu! Selalunya budak-budak ni bila diaorang bercakap, it's something that comes from the bottom of their hearts. That statement hurts!"

Kids say the darndest things but she was spot on when she said that when children speak, it's from the bottom of their hearts. What her son said scared me too. To me, her son's statement connotes, "You were too busy with your work and didn't take care of me when I was growing up so why should I care for you when you are old??!" I've been a busy working mom and at times, I leave it to my maid to tend to my children especially Aira. Most of the time you come home late and tired and when your child wants his/her time with you, you ignore them. When they do something naughty to attract your attention, you end up yelling and punishing them with a smack or a pinch.

Yes, working hard for the money is important for survival. Your children do not understand that you are working hard to provide the best for them. But is it worth it when your child make the abovementioned statement?

Something to ponder upon...

I hope when they are older, my children understand. I hope they will care for us. I hope we need not beg for their love and attention. I hope we will not end up in an old folks' home. AMIN.

Lee Wins

As predicted, Lee was crowned the 9th American Idol.

Crystal looks so sisterly here :o)

I enjoyed the show, the tribute to Simon, the performances (Hall & Oates, Joe Cocker and Chicago looks so ancient but their performance mantap!), everything about it!

I wonder who will replace Simon Cowell next season?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another Song Thought About


Love wandered inside
Stronger than you, Stronger than I
And now that it has begun
We cannot turn back
We can only turn into one

I won't ever be too far away to feel you
And I won't hesitate at all whenever you call
And I'll always remember the part of you so tender
I'll be the one to catch your fall whenever you call

And I'm truly inspired
(And I'm)
Finding my soul (Finding my soul)
There in your eyes
(There in your eyes)

And you have opened my heart (Have opened my heart)
And lifted me inside
By showing me yourself undisguised

I won't ever be too far away to feel you
And I won't hesitate at all whenever you call
And I'll always remember the part of you so tender
I'll be the one to catch your fall whenever you call

And I will breathe for you each day
Comfort you through all the pain
Gently kiss your fears away

You can turn to me and cry
Always understand that I give you all I am inside

I won't ever be too far away to feel you
And I won't hesitate at all whenever you call
I won't ever be too far away to feel you
And I won't hesitate at all whenever you call
And I'll always remember that part of you so tender
I'll be the one to catch your fall whenever you call

Whenever you call
Whenever you call

Mad About You Quotes - Part III

Paul Buchman: So, in other words...

Jamie Buchman: You were right.

Paul Buchman: But more importantly...

Jamie Buchman: I was wrong.

Paul Buchman: There you go.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Something Stupid

Yesterday, while I was driving, I suddenly thought of Robbie William and Nicole Kidman's version of Something Stupid. I can't remember when excatly I first heard this song, but it was definitely the UB40's version (where the lead singer sang with his daughter). Enjoy!


I know I stand in line
Until you think you have the time to spend an evening with me
And if we go someplace to dance
I know that there's a chance you won't be leaving with me
Then afterwards we drop into a quiet little place and have a drink or two
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid like I love you

I can see it in your eyes
That you despise the same old lines you heard the night before
And though it's just a line to you
For me it's true and never seemed so right before

I practice every day
To find some clever lines to say to make the meaning come through
But then I think I'll wait until the evening gets late
And I'm alone with you

The time is right
Your perfume fills my head, the stars get red and oh the night's so blue
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you

I love you...

Simon Cowell Says Goodbye to American Idol on Ellen's Show

Simon Cowell said his goodbye to AI on Ellen's show recently. Watch it here.

I can't believe THE MAN is leaving the show!! I wonder who will replace him next season.

But he's with me when he said he's gotta hunch that Lee is going to win. Oh well, great minds think alike :o)

Tonight there will be no Channel 611 as I will be glued to the TV to watch the AI9 Finale and Glee :o) Hopefully there will no wars over the remore control..hehehe!

1 Down

Submit application - Done

Endorsement by Ministry - Looks hopeful

One process down, insya-Allah.

With loads of doa and prayers, insya-Allah segala urusan dipermudahkan.


Mad About You Quotes - Part II

Jamie Buchman: Would you *please* tell Lisa what guys think, when women give in on the first date?

Paul Buchman: [pauses] Yippie?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mad About You Quotes - Part I

Paul Buchman: Why is it I love you any more in the middle of February than on, say, August 21st? You know, to me, every day with you is Valentine's Day.

Jamie Buchman: So, in other words, you forgot to buy me a card.

Paul Buchman: That's what I'm saying.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

As I Was Driving

..I heard this song :o) One of my favourites, so do enjoy!


Each Time The Wind Blows
I Hear Your Voice So I Call Your Name
Whispers At Morning
Our Love Is Dawning
Heaven's Glad You Came

You Know How I Feel
This Thing Can't Go Wrong
I'm So Proud To Say I Love You
Your Love's Got Me High
I Long To Get By
This Time Is Forever
Love Is The Answer

I Hear Your Voice Now
You Are My Choice Now
The Love You Bring
Heaven's In My Heart
At Your Call I Hear Harps And Angels Sing

You Know How I Feel
This Thing Can't Go Wrong
I Can't Live My Life Without You

I Just Can't Hold On
I Feel We Belong
My Life Ain't Worth Living
If I Can't Be With You

I Just Can't Stop Loving You
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
And If I Stop
Then Tell Me Just What Will I Do
'Cause I Just Can't Stop Loving You

At Night When The Stars Shine
I Pray In You I'll Find
A Love So True

When Morning Awakes Me
Will You Come And Take Me
I'll Wait For You

You Know How I Feel
I Won't Stop Until
I Hear Your Voice Saying "I Do" (I Do)

This Thing Can't Go Wrong
This Feeling's So Strong
Well, My Life Ain't Worth Living
If I Can't Be With You

I Just Can't Stop Loving You
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
And If I Stop
Then Tell Me Just What Will I Do
I Just Can't Stop Loving You

We Can Change All The World Tomorrow
We Can Sing Songs Of Yesterday
I Can Say, Hey Farewell To Sorrow
This Is My Life And I Want To See You For Always

I Just Can't Stop Loving You
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
And If I Stop
Then Tell Me Just What Will I Do
I Just Can't Stop Loving You

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Of H1N1 vaccination, Siput Sedut and Shrek 4

Yesterday, I did an approximately 5km morning walk. At first I was kinda lazy and wanted to stay in bed but the weather was so nice I decided to walk. I left the house at 8.30 a.m., it looked as if it was still 7 a.m., and walked to the Pink Kebaya Restaurant to buy breakfast. It felt good, I think I was walking for almost an hour as the clock showed 9.30 a.m. when I got back.

We went to Rafiq's office in the afternoon to get ourselves the H1N1 vaccination. Alhamdulillah there were not many people so we could go in as soon as we registered. I expected that Faiq will make a fuss. He wailed (the famous act), and only stopped when we told him that Aira only cried for a while. Aira was so content sucking away the lollipop that the doctor gave her that she drooled all over herself..hahaha! We later went to a restaurant in Kerinchi for lunch. I think the name of the restaurant is Rozita and it sells authentic Malay food as Rafiq called it. We had ayam percik, ikan singgang, lala masak kari, pecal and siput sedut masak lemak. I have never eaten siput sedut in my life and I didn't try it but was surprised when Faiq asked for it. I'm like, "BIAR BENAR!" It was indeed fascinating to watch the adventerous side of Faiq who happily sucked on the snails from its shell.

After lunch, we went back home for prayers, dropped Aira and went to JJ Cheras Selatan to watch Shrek Forever After. I can tell that Faiq enjoyed it coz he sat still throughout the movie. I think my favourite character was Puss, whom in the movie, became Fiona's fat pet cat (the cut the story short, Shrek signed a treaty with evil Rumplestiltskin to be an ogre for a day, a day of his lilfe he couldn't remember so it was as if everything we saw in Shrek 1-3 never happened).

That's all folks. As of 10 a.m., Faiq and Aira are still asleep as both of them had fever due to the vaccination. Ciao!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Am cursing myself for being so careless!!


Yeah, we learn from our mistakes. But I wish I am more attentive!!

Introducing Nur Aisyah Humairah Nazar

Went to visit Amy and her gem, Nur Aisyah Humairah Nazar at her in-laws house in Bangi.

Aisyah was born on 9 May 2010, which happens to be Mothers Day. Me and my KWP chums planned to visit her last Friday, but she was admitted to Hospital Serdang for jaundice. Today, I went on my own as my KWP chums were busy with site visits and meetings.

Arrived at BBB at about 1.15 p.m. and held Aisyah in my arms.

Aisyah's pressies!

Nur Aisyah Humairah Nazar

As usual, when you visit friends who just delivered, you want a baby too but not until Amy spilled the details that she was in labour for 22 hours. WHOA!!!

As usual, time flies when we are having fun. Borak punya borak punya was already 2.20 p.m.

But I'll see you again Aisyah..when I tag along with the other aunties who are eager to see you :o)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Next Week's Face-Off

No surprise of the Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox duel next week.

Unlike last season, when I was rooting for Adam Lambert (I love you too, Kris Allen), this season, it doesn't really matter who wins.

I have a feeling it's gonna be Lee.

But that will have to wait..till next week!

Robin Hood

Last Sunday, we went to Leisure Mall to repair Rafiq's shoe and do some grocery shopping. Faiq and Aira slept early so it was just the two of us.

Rafiq did repair his shoes but no groceries shopping was done because we decided to watch Robin Hood.

I think the movie was AWESOME! I enjoyed it very much although I got confused earlier when I tried to compare it with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

All Cried Out

One of my MSM songs :o)


All alone on a Sunday morning
Outside I see the rain is falling
Inside I'm slowly dying
But the rain will hide my crying, crying, crying

And you
Don't you know my tears will burn the pillow
Set this place on fire
'Cause I'm tired of your lie
All I needed was a simple "Hello"
But the traffic was so noisy that you could not hear me cry

(I) I gave you my love in vain
My body never knew such pleasure
My heart never knew such pain
(And you) You leave me so confused
Now I'm all cried out, over you

Cryin' over you, yeah
Never wanted to see things your way
Had to go astray
For why was I such a fool (Why was I such a fool)

Now I see that the grass is greener
Is it too late for me to find my way home
How could I be so wrong?
Leaving me all alone

Don't you know my tears will cause an inferno
Romance up in flames
Why should I take the blame?
You were the one who left me neglected (I'm so sorry baby)
Apology not accepted
Add me to the broken hearts you've collected

(I) I gave you all of me (Gave you all of me)
How was I to know
You would weaken so easily
(I) I don't know what to do (I don't know what to do)
Now I'm all cried out (All cried out)
Over you

(I) I gave you my love in vain
My body never knew such pleasure
My heart never knew such pain
And you, you left me so confused
Now I'm all cried out
Now I'm all cried out
Over you

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Of Weird Dream

I had a weird dream last night.

I dreamt that my former boss told me that dia dah di'mandrem'kan by someone who is madly in love with him.

Ish, mainan syaitan tul though it was kind of scary because he even mentioned the name!

But it's probably a sign, telling me to drop a I haven't done that for a long time..hehe!

On Friendship

On Friendship ~ Kahlil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Do Not Take Things Lightly

Today my colleague informed me that her friend's 4-year old daughter had passed away because of diarrhoea. Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun.

Shocking, isn't it? I know diarrhoea to be the common cause of death for children at countries with poor access to clean water and basic sanitation but I think it's rare in Malaysia.

When you hear a news like this, you tend to think of all the times you take your child's illness lightly. The common scenario is, "Alah, batuk sikit ajer!", "Kalau dah nursery, biasalah selalu sakit!", "Makanlah dulu apa-apa ubat yang ada. Nanti kalau makin teruk Mama bawaklah pergi klinik!"

What if makin teruk is death?

Do not take things for granted. Do not wait. You won't be able to forgive yourself if you do.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Princess and the Frog...NOT!

This is Princess and the Monkey :o)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Desiderata of Happiness

Just thought of sharing my favourite poem of all times!


Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be; and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day Lunch @ Saba Restaurant

On Mothers Day eve, we decided to have lunch at Saba Restaurant in Cyberjaya, since my mom mentioned the week before that it was highly recommended by her friend. It's a rare occasion for my family to eat out so this is indeed a special occasion for me. Everyone came except for my niece, Feera, who went to balik kampung to Melaka with her maternal grandmother.

It was a late lunch as my mom had a mengaji class in the morning. We decided to meet up for prayers at Putrajaya Mosque before driving away to Cyberjaya.
 Atok with Is, Aira & Faiq at Masjid Putrajaya

Even though it was almost 3 pm when we arrived, the restaurant was full of people, as if it was normal lunch time. What else to do than to take photos while waiting for our food :o)

 Mak and Dhirah

My SIL Eyda, my big bro Kaz, my younger bro G and Ilham 

With Faiq and my younger sister, Amy 

Dhirah & Ilham 

G & Ina

Luckily we didn't have to wait so long for our food, and since it was already 3+ p.m., everybody was starving!!

Chicken Kabsah 

Beef..can't remember what it's called 


We also ordered Chicken and Lamb Kebab and it looked like my mom loved it coz she took away the Chicken Kabsah for my grandmother. Everybody else also enjoyed the food, which made us very happy :o)

Mak Tok with Is, Aira, Ilham and Faiq 

After the heavy meal, we had to wait a while for a take away lamb kebab which seemed to take forever to be cooked. We left earlier than the rest as we had to make a dash to Jusco Cheras Selatan for Iron Man 2. I think it was just meh for me..probably because I was too busy looking out for Faiq who only seemed to enjoy the fighting scene towards the end of the movie. He spend the rest of the time running up and down the cinema stairs. But Robert Downey Jr. is of course a yummy thing to look at!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all beautiful and hot mamas out there!

To Mak, Happy Mothers Day. Thank you for all your love, patience, guidance and support in raising me and being a doting grandmother to your 5 grandchildren. Thank you for always being there for us. I love you with all my heart!

To Mama, my grandmother, there’ll be no me or Mak without you. You have been a big part of my life ever since I was born and no words can describe how much I appreciate you!

To Dadima, thank you for raising a wonderful man who is a wonderful husband and father to our children. Thank you also for all your love, patience, guidance and support and always being there for us. I love you with all my heart!

This is song is dedicated to all lovely mothers out there :o)


May be the face I can't forget
The trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay
May be the song that summer sings
May be the chill that autumn brings
May be a hundred different things
Within the measure of a day

May be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day into a heaven or a hell
May be the mirror of my dreams
The smile reflected in a stream
She may not be what she may seem
Inside her shell

Who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
No one's allowed to see them when they cry
May be the love that cannot hope to last
May come to me from shadows of the past
That I'll remember till the day I die

May be the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I'm alive
The one I'll care for through the rough in ready years
I'll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
For where she goes I've got to be
The meaning of my life is she

She, oh she

Mothers Day Card from Faiq Khan

Last Friday, Faiq was already asleep by the time I got back. He had slept early, according to my maid, at 6 p.m., probably because of the rainy weather and the fact that he slept late the night before. As I went into my room, I found a home made Mother's Day card from him.

When he woke up at about 10 p.m., he looked for the card so that he could personally hand it to me.

From Faiq

He may be naughty most of the time, but he can also be the sweetest thing.

Even though Mama could not spend as much time with you and always scolding you most of the time, but I hope you know it in your heart that I love you very much, Faiq!

And of course, being a mother to my two angels is Allah's greatest gift to me. Alhamdulillah.

Labour Day Weekend in Kuantan - Day 3

Rafiq went for a jog and I took the opportunity to pack our stuffs before the rest of them woke up. The morning agenda was basically breakfast at the hotel and swimming pool and we did just that. We checked out at about 11 a.m., went to Tanjung Api and Mok Naa for seafood, home made keropok lekor and take-away satar before heading to Singgalang Jaya Restaurant for Nasi Padang. Rafiq chose the menu and I honestly didn’t know the name of the dishes except that it was delicious! Ana and her kids joined us for lunch.

Nasi Padang lunch

Before we left Kuantan, we stopped by at Ida’s house. Met her parents and chatted for a while. Ida was lucky that we just had our lunch or Rafiq would’ve asked her to fry some keropok and make tea for us…hehehe. Ida gave us jambu air, bananas, kuinin and mangga muda which came from her orchard! Thanks Ida, all of them were yummy and in our tummies..hihi! We stopped by at Gambang for some dried keropok and headed back home.

It was great to meet up with Ida and Ana and we enjoyed our short trip. Come to think of it, this is the 3rd time we’ve visited Kuantan during Labour Day. Maybe it will remain as our favourite Labour Day destination in years to come.

Labour Day Weekend in Kuantan - Part 2

On our second day, Rafiq decided to jog to Teluk Cempedak and said that he’ll wait for us there. We left the hotel at about 8.45 a.m. after breakfast. There were not many people at the beach and the weather was extremely hot. Faiq and Aira played at the playground and went to see wild monkeys. We decided to skip mandi laut and since Rafiq had not had his breakfast, we went to Hoi Yin which is famous for its curry mee. It was almost 10.30 a.m. when we reached there but we still had to wait to be seated because the restaurant is always full. Luckily we got a seat outside because those who came out from inside the restaurant were sweating like they just came out from an oven.

At Teluk Cempedak

After our so called brunch, we headed to East Coast Mall to look for a pharmacy as Jan was not feeling well. Ironically, there was none there and after getting directions from Ana, we we went to Guardian at Jalan Tun Ismail, near Mydin. We went back to the hotel, and decided to have a late lunch with Ida as we were still full from the curry mee brunch. At first, we wanted to eat at Singgalang Jaya, a Padang food restaurant but because most of the lauk were finished (what do you expect? It’s 2.30 p.m…DUHHHH!) we headed to Mok Naa. We had satar, keropok lekor, ABC, ketupat sotong, nasi dagang and ikan kembung/udang goreng tepung. Ida was starving by the time she arrived and we chatted. Most of the chats involves kutuk-ing each other..that’s how it is with me and Ida. Ida is from Kuantan and her first posting was in Kuantan. Now she is attached in KPKT but ironically, I see more of Ida in Kuantan rather than in KL.

Aira with her favourite monkey

Ikan Kembung Goreng Tepung

Udang Goreng Tepung



Ketupat sotong

Nasi dagang

Babah with the kids

Aanyways, after Mok Naa, we went to a beach (it wasn’t Pantai Sepat) and went back to the hotel. Ana sms-ed me to inform that she’ll be coming to visit us at the hotel at about 6. She brought along her three kids ~ Adam, Lala (Hannah Humairah) and Yaya (Nadia Nadhirah). Faiq was asleep when they came. Initially we thought of taking them to the pool but Faiq woke up rather late. Faiq and Adam hit it off quite well..thanks to Ultraman :o)

Visit from Ana & Company

With Ana

Meriah macam Hari Raya

After Ana and her broods left at about 7 p.m., we got ready for an evening stroll at the Waterfront. Initially we wanted to take a night boat ride to see fireflies but Jan wasn’t feeling well so we headed to Berjaya Mall for a KFC dinner. That’s it for the day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Labour Day Weekend in Kuantan - Part 1

After our PD weekend, we decided to go to Kuantan for the Labour Day weekend. It was a day off for Rafiq on Friday so I decided to take a day off too. My SIL, Jan, agreed to join us too. Since Faiq’s first exam will be the following week, we decided to not make him ponteng and leave for Kuantan when he got back from school.

Rafiq has got a tennis game to attend to so I decided to treat myself to shopping. It was so good to be at Isetan when most people were working. It took me about 7 minutes to get to Mid Valley and most of the shops were closed. Bought ½ dozen of Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts for the trip and went to Isetan. I bought 3 blouses and a jeans. For the first since I had kids, I shopped for me and me alone. If not, I will always end up buying for them instead. But I did buy an Ultraman figurine for Faiq so that he will be occupied with it instead of disturbing Aira.

I got home at about 10.45 a.m., picked up my maid and Aira, went to my in-laws place to pick up Jan (and leave my maid there) and got back home at about 12.10 noon. Rafiq and Faiq were all set and ready to go. We left at about 12.30 noon and made a stop at UIA for Friday prayers. From UIA, it was a non-stop trip. Faiq asked the infamous “ARE WE THERE YET??” question about 10 times or so before dozing off to sleep. Luckily he slept almost throughout the trip and only got up as we were exiting Kuantan.

We went to Peramu to take-away karipap putar and Mok Naa’s fried food and arrived at almost 5 p.m. Rafiq and Faiq changed to swimming attire whilst Jan and I stayed in the room. Lachik came by the hotel and brought prawn fritters. He then left before picking us up again for dinner at Pak Su Restaurant in Beserah.

Pak Su is a seafood restaurant by the sea. Ros had recommended this restaurant but we never got the opportunity go everytime we visit Kuantan. I love the ambiance..having dinner under the full moon dengan angin sepoi-sepoi was very calming (but I forgot to bring my camera..DANG!!!). I saw 2 photos of the owner with Uncle Mat Saib, Zavina’s dad, during the days when he was the YDP of Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan. The food was ok, but the service was a bit slow. Aira was practicing her walking skills and didn’t want to be carried. We reached the hotel at about 10 p.m., watched a little bit of Twilight on HBO and called it a day!