Friday, November 26, 2010


Tomorrow my maid, Cicin, will be going back to her hometown for good.

Having sent back two previous maids before, I was praying to get a good one as I was 7 months pregnant at that time. Rafiq and I instantly had a good vibe about her when she got along with Faiq the first time they met.

She knows her chores without being asked to do so, she took notes when my mother taught her how to cook during my pantang, she never "berkira" when she is at my parents or in-laws house, always lending a hand irregardless of whose child she had to attend to.

She takes care of Syamima like her own child, and Syamima dotes on her.

Tomorrow at 1.30 p.m. she will be leaving us. As I checked her bag, I got sad when I saw her constantly hugging and kissing Syamima. We then apologised to each other and I thanked her for taking care of our household for the past two years. I do hope that she will come back and work with us.

I wonder how Syamima will take her absence. As of now, she is slightly feverish.

I hope the person who replaces her will be as good as her.

Goodbye Cicin. You'll be dearly missed!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Loss

My Mak Long passed away on 22 November 2010 at about 10.00 p.m. She was 81. Her death came 1 1/2 months after my Pak Long's death. Both of them passed away in the months of Eid, my Pak Long in Syawal and my Mak Long in Zulhijjah.

She had undergone a stomach operation and her health had deteriorated from thereon. I never visited her in the hospital. The last time I saw her was during my Pak Long's tahlil.

Alhamdulillah the funeral went well.

"To Him we belong, to Him is our return. Life in this world is only a sojourn."

Al-fatihah. Semoga roh Mak Long ditempatkan di kalangan golongan orang-orang yang beriman.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Boey's Wedding

Photos taken during my cousin's wedding. Masa tuh baru tahu nama penuh dia adalah Izham Hadree.



Congratulations Boey & Tasha! Semoga kekal hingga ke anak cucu!

Diwali Weekend

I (supposedly) took leave on Diwali weekend as I had booked a 3-room apartment at Permaisuri Resort PD. However, because I had some work to complete before going off for my 6 weeks QA course in INTAN, I went to the office anyways. The plan was to leave by 12 noon but I ended up having to do work and left at 2 p.m.

Since Rafiq was working, I drove with Cicin and the kids. I left AD at 3 p.m., booked the tennis court at Bandar Tun Razak Sports Complex, set up the Garmin and was all set to go. After some major bimbo moments, I ended up passing the Sungai Besi toll at about 4.30 p.m. (I'm not so keen to share what the bimbo moments were).

We arrived at Permaisuri Resort at about 5.45 p.m. Permaisuri Resort is situated near the army camp and is a fairly new place. It has a huge pool and a private beach. I was very satisfied.

We checked-in and got ready to go to the pool. Since we arrived late, we only managed to spend about an hour there. Oh well, esok masih ada. We got ready for dinner and waited for Rafiq. Rafiq actually came by an express bus and took a cab from Seremban to PD. When he had arrived and freshened up, we left for Pasir Panjang for a seafood dinner. There, I had the best assam pedas EVER! It was so thick with the correct amount of spicyness..gosh, my mouth waters as I'm typing. The only drawback was the service which was very slow. Other than that, the food was decent. We watched tv for a while before calling it a day.

The following day, we spent the morning at the beach and the pool. We even bumped into our family doctor there. What a small world!! We checked out at 12 noon and made our way to aunty Leela's house in Melaka. Rafiq decided to take the kampung and toll-less route to Melaka so we got to see the beautiful tile stairs which is the highlight of the kampung houses in Melaka. We arrived at about 1.30 p.m., ate the Diwali delicacies prepared by aunty Leela and left at about 3.30 p.m.

On our way back, we saw a recently occured accident, involving a Rexton. I think the driver must've been driving fast. Luckily there were no fatalities. The victims were in their Diwali attires and it was sad to see a pregnant woman and a shaken toddler by the road side. The traffic was good and we arrived at DU at about 5.45 p.m. and left for home after Isya'. We were all dead tired but we sure had loads of fun!

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Been A While

It's been a while since I last updated my blog.

I am currently attending a six weeks course in INTAN.

I expected that I will be able to blog as anything away from the office is good news but it's actually tiring.

Anyhow, will post pictures of my cousin's wedding reception, Faiq's concert and Aidil Adha soon!


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Off late I've been eating a lot.

This is the latest eating galore...

Coffee Bean's Red Velvet cake.

Taken with Cinnamon French Toast Coffee.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

7 Sins of Chocolate

As the name suggests, it is indeed SINFUL!!! And comes with a cute packaging too!!

Here's what made up of the 7 layers. It starts with a layer of smooth chocolate ganache, a layer of chocolate cake, topped up with light and dairy milk chocolate mousse, a dusting of cocoa powder, a sprinkle of crunchy pure cocoa nibs for texture, and couverture pearls resting comfortably over the top!

The chocolates simply melt and linger in your mouth.

Get it from Delectable by Su at The Gardens or Pavillion at RM12.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Get well soon, Sir

Our PM tweeted as follows:

I have been advised by my doctor to avoid all public functions due to chicken pox.

Read more about it here.

Get well soon, sir.