Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve

Yeah some people might be saying “why Malays are more enticed to commemorate Christmas nowadays?” My Facebook page was swamped with few rants and some even questioned of the Islamic culture that people are adapting today. I choose to reserve my thoughts to myself but yeah we did have a little celebration on the Christmas Eve.

No, don’t get me wrong. We didn’t have turkey on the table or even wished for any presents from Santa. Despite the fact that I would really love to see the reindeer coming and Santa goes down thru the chimney (oh, we don’t have any chimney but heck).

I was invited by my dear Aliza to join her and the girlfriends for a night out at Sunway Lagoon. In conjunction with Christmas and New Year, Sunway Lagoon is now operating at night and the admission to the “Nite Park” is free! We went there after office hour and as expected, we were trapped in massive traffic for almost an hour! Thanks to my natural instinct GPS which obviously did not work that well in that area. I totally forgot to bring the GPS along and I’m so not familiar with Sunway district.

Nevertheless, we did not allow the traffic to ruin our happy mood that night since we both were in need of good fun and nice gediks pictures! We joined the rest of the girls (total 6 of us) and that was my first time hanging out with them, which I think I did quite well in blending myself into the crowd. At least, that’s what Aliza said. We took pictures, a lot of them and the other girls enjoyed themselves with the rides. Since me and Aliza have been there before, we were not that thrilled with the rides, probably because we have to pay for each ride we take? *sigh*

We were later joined by my friend, Zeara who came with her girlfriend. We snapped few pictures and decided to have our late dinner since everybody was starving to death! Zeara excused herself and we went to Sunway Pyramid looking for available food stores. Lucky enough we managed to be the super last customers at O’Brien. We had our healthy meals in the dark since most of the shops were already closed.

The fun did not end there. We then made our way to the Amp Square to have our karaoke session. We were down to only 4 as the other 2 were not doing that good to have a super late night. We stayed until 4am that night just to fully utilize the time and of course the money that we had to fork out! That was quite long hours for us to spend time singing (from 11pm to 4am!) and with my throat condition that was still halfway healing, I couldn’t make full use of the time to be the karaoke queen! I sang my heart out till my throat simply gave up. It dried and I was pretty much afraid of bleeding (time nyanyi tarik suara tak takut bleeding pulak ye!).

Queen of the night was As, who has a great voice. Why am I always surrounded with good voices? Back in UTP, I always have Skin who can simply wow the audience with her voice. And on that night alone, As stole the limelight with her singing. (Hah, nada jeles la tu?!) Naah, I’m so proud of these people and I frankly think they should just give up with 8-5 job and try their luck in singing. Better bucks I supposed?

Anyway, me and Aliza finally made our way home around 5am. I was so tired and immediately snuggled myself under the blanket. I left Aliza alone, waiting for Subuh prayers. All in all, it’s one of the good nights to end 2009. We had fun and lots of gediks pictures to cherish. Thanks Aliza for asking me out. We should spend more time together in 2010!!


Don't miss this fun exciting moment! The decoration and lanterns are just wonderful!

Me & Aliza

Me & the girls

When Zeara joined us

Sangap? Ye kot! Parking lot pun jadi "interesting" place

Let alone this one! Haha


Monday, December 28, 2009

THE surgery

Wow. It’s been a while since I last expressed myself in this blog. Lots of happening moments I faced in the past 1 month. I will try to post everything here before the year 2009 closes its curtain, which simply means I will blog nonstop from the office? Ooppsie~

Okay. Let’s start with something memorable yet so painful experience. On the 9th of December, I was admitted to Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) for having my sinusitis and tonsillitis surgery. That was the 3rd surgery of my life, after the previous 2 surgeries done during the dreadful car accident. The only difference for this surgery was that I had to take the general anesthetic (GA) and of all the things and consequences, I was totally afraid of the GA! I was thinking what would happen if I suddenly woke up in the middle of operation OR worst case if I couldn’t even wake up at all? Or maybe I woke up in heaven or as a bird? That really kept me thinking all week long before I finally said YES and signed the consent form. Luckily the doctor was nice and kind and so were the nurses. Pheww~

So the day came. My mom was besides me all the time and when I checked myself in at the hospital, I simply felt like I’m in the hotel! The hospital is simply marvelous. The service was over the top! The nurses were so kind and cute too (no I’m not homo). I was briefed of the procedure that was going to take place and I couldn’t even digest them in. All I kept asking was the details of the GA. I wasn’t even bothered to ask what would happen AFTER the surgery and how the pain level or whatnot was. I was then given a sleeping pill to keep myself calm, as the doctor said I might chickened out in the OT and run away! But then I was so sleepy that day and I fell asleep before the pill had its effect on me.

The surgery was supposed to be at 1pm, but I was half conscious when they took me to the OT at around 2pm. I saw my doctor and I just waved at him. I felt myself being brought over to the operation table (what’s that called? I have no idea!) And saw lots of people there too. I couldn’t think of anything and I guess I was totally unconscious before they could even put me under the real GA. (yeah, I’m a bed dweller, regardless of the location!)

Once I woke up, I realized I was in my room and heard mom and sis were talking to the nurses asking about my condition. First thing I asked was water as I felt my throat was very dry. The nurse was a bit hesitated to give me a drink since I had just wake up but eventually she gave me a sip. After a few seconds, I felt the urge of throwing up and it got a little bit hectic in the room when I actually throw up a pint of blood (ok that sounds a bit too much hehe). The nurse then told me the effect of GA was still there and I can’t consume ANYTHING til the GA subsided. I went back to sleep for another 2 hours before I vomited blood again. I felt like crying for once but then I guess I was too tired and sleepy to shed any tears.

It was midnight when I tried to eat but the nurse was too afraid of me vomiting blood again. So I had to depend on the drip that was supposed to give me energy. My sis decided to sleep over at the hospital since my condition was pretty bad (yeah mom was pretty freaked out to see me vomiting blood, twice). I couldn’t sleep well that night since the nurses kept coming and checked on my condition, BP, temperature, antibiotics, etc. I was having a mild fever and that was not really a good situation. I was given ice cubes to swallow to avoid further bleeding.

On the second day, the condition gets better and I can consume cold diet that was simply tasteless. Heck, hospital food okey, what was I thinking? Huhu. Doctor was asking if I would like to be discharged on that day itself or stay for another night for observation. Since I still had my fever and the pain was simply unbearable, I chose to stay for another night. I know if I were to go home, that would make Mak a superwoman to take care of me and Sara. And with all the blood coming out from the nose and throat, I don’t want to worry her more. I then slept alone on that 2nd night since I felt a bit better and I knew I was in good hands (the nurses).

Few friends did visit me and brought me a tub of Haagen Dazs!! Oh I’m so thankful to have you around me girls. My team was also there together with my boss, who at first asked the nurse to tell me to put my scarf on! Haha. Sorry boss but I didn’t even bring any to the hospital! Lucky me, I have such a good supportive and understanding team. Thanks to all of you and thanks for the flowers and fruits!

I was discharged on Friday (the 3rd day) and was brought home by my bro in law and maktok. Had to stay indoor for 1 week before I can go out shopping! Yes, we brought maktok for a shopping treat before she left KL and I was still slightly bleeding at that time. There was a moment where I bled excessively and I felt like I was about to faint to see the whole bathroom covered with blood. That happened when I had excessive pressure (thanks to crying, duh!) and it pushed the blood clot out. I was rushed to the emergency and doctor helped to clean it for me with his remarks “this is the first time I encounter this”. Ops, sorry doc. But I was lucky as the artery did not break. That was my doctor’s major concern.

It’s been almost 3 weeks now but I’m still swallowing blood clot! My throat is okay now and I can eat what I want without the needs to depend on pain killer anymore. It all started last Thursday when I started to consume colostrum milk to speed up the recovery process. As many would know, it helps to regenerate cells and within 2 days, I was able to finish a full plate of chicken rice! FYI, I’ve lost 3-4 kg since I had the surgery simply because I cannot eat solid, hot and spicy food. I even cried coz I was too hungry but I couldn’t even swallow them! I love food and I enjoyed eating so that really really breaks my heart. Uhuk!

But hey, I’m recovering tremendously now! Thanks to all the drugs and medications and of course the colostrum milk! I simply love it! Thanks to a friend who helped me with a FREE can! Now I’m able to eat almost everything, and I’m so craving for Prosperity!! I think I’ll be having sumptuous food back again in the next 2 weeks. Hopefully!

I will be having another check up tomorrow to get rid of the blood clot. And I’m so looking forward for more good news. I’m dying for thai food now. (Eh banyaknye food wish list!) Bottom line, I feel great now. I don’t have to depend on any flu medication anymore and I can breathe thru these 2 nostrils!! Previously, I had to take 1 tablet of Actifed (the sleepy flu pills) and a puff of nasal spray before bed. And then I took 2 tablets of Clarityne (the non sleepy flu pills) in the morning. And I had to breathe either thru 1 nostril as it was all time blocked or thru mouth. That's what we called chronic sinusitis.

I’m so thankful with the success of the surgery and many thanks to those who had their prayers and wishes for me. Even though it was quite painful but I guess it’s all worth it. Though I’m not paying for the RM20k bills! Thanks to my company! Wooohoo~ ok enjoy the pics now.

Had my blood taken but it was after the third attempt as the blood did not flow. Takut sangat sampai darahku beku? Hmm

Gamba syok sendiri pre-surgery

Gamba tak berapa syok post-surgery. That gauze was to collect blood since the doctor used the latest technology and I did not have any packs inside my nose (if you know what I'm talking about)

To any of you who would like to have this surgery or if you wanna know more, don't hesitate to ask me.


Saturday, November 21, 2009


I'm about to transform this page into an online shopping blog! Went to Saigon last weekend for another shopping spree! Since this was my second time there, I kinda know what to look for and make full use of the time. SO, as not to disappoint any of my friends here, I'm selling some of the stuff I bought. I used to buy those Vietnam stuffs from a colleague before this, and now that I can go there on my own, I'm thinking of doing a side business!

For a start, I will use this blog, while I prepare myself for the next BIG step. I'm selling these nice embroidered Telekung, which is of good quality! This telekung is a bit expensive compared to the one I bought last year as the cloth is thicker and the embroidery are very pretty and plentiful! Take a look at these "amateur" shots..... hehe

Me, being a fussy person, I will always take a look at the face part. This one has full coverage of your chin and the forehead is very simple without those annoying-crumple.

Beautiful embroidery
Complete set with embroidery on the kain as well.

Sweet Pink
Gorgeous Green
Mix Pink & Baby Blue
Light Pink - Peachy
Pinkish Red
Light Brown
Dark & Light Purple (This is mine!)

Some are already booked, and I will take orders as I will be going there again sometime next month. If you are interested, do leave me a message @ farihah_lai@yahoo.com

Special discount for those who buy more than 1 piece! Oh, I haven't really think of posting it!
I have some other items such as tissue box cover made of Vietnam famous embroidery but it does not look good in the picture by using my old skool camera. I will try to use the "canggih" camera next time!

Beli jangan tak beli. I really love this telekung compared to the Indonesia made as it's very thick and I dont have to worry about the "jarang"ness hehe. Though it's a bit pricey, the quality will make every single cent worth! I've been using one for 3 years now and it still look new! Sempena Raya Haji ni, silelah beli~ Sesuai jugak untuk buat hantaran kawin2 bulan 12 ni kan? =)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Salon Spy

Gosh I have so many stories to tell but the time and the laziness in me is just not helping! Anyway, to keep this blog moving I'm sharing my great experience had last weekend.Went to new salon at Giant Kota Damansara for new haircut. Apparently my hair is a total mess! Since I had a bob cut last few months back in Setapak, never had I get it trimmed or treated. So I went to this salon, the one and only in Giant, Hair-Doo.

I was attended by Terence, which I think is a senior stylist. He's such a bubbly, warm and simply makes me feel at ease and comfort. While having his fingers run thru my hair, he couldnt stop babbling about his work history and how he had come a long way to be at his current position now. Quite informative for a first-timer huh? Anyway, I love this guy coz he is such a fussy person and me being fussy too, I know my hair is in good hands.

I took the cut+color+treatment package for medium length and that costs me RM149. For the treatment, I need to top up another RM40 for the product. I am very pleased with the result! They even have a customer information booklet, which I had never come across at other Salon. Terence said it is extremely important for them to keep customers' detail (they even have birth date column, another birthday treat perhaps??) as their main objective is to retain as many customers as possible. Oh I'm so in love with this salon! Extremely recommended!

The result!! Ok peeps, prepare yourself for my gedik post.. haha.. I dont have a decent pre-cut picture.

The pic is big coz of the intention to SHOW OFF my new hair color yang tak berapa nak nampak pun..it's a mixture of 3 colors which I'm not really sure.. :P (tak suke, sile abaikan..)

Some said the cut adds more volume to my appearance. True? No? Whatever it is, I'm so satisfied with the service. Worth every cent..

Next on the mission list is to keep it more than shoulder length, and see if my face can suit a bit of curl effect?

Salon: Hair-Doo
Location: Giant Kota Damansara (they have another branch in IOI Mall Puchong)
Prices: Cut + Wash from RM40 / color from RM120 / treatment from RM120 (If I'm not mistaken!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


No, it's not that I'm fragile (though I really am). I wont be blogging about those sad unhappy feelings anymore. It's time to do something new to this blog.

I recently went to Miri for a short training course. Usually when I check my luggage in, I will request the staff to put it as fragile. One of the reason is because those fragile item will be handled first, i.e. i will get to take my luggage first on the conveyor belt!

Unfortunately for me this time, I forgot to ask the staff to tag it as fragile item. When I reached the airport, I discovered the handle of my luggage was damaged! I couldnt pull it up and after several attempts, I managed to pull the handle 1/3 up from its total length. Imagine how I dragged my luggage with that 1/3 height?

I examined my luggage and being an engineer (puke! puke!) I tried to figure out what went wrong with the system. I discovered the problem at the part where the handle was located, as if it had been hammered. Potentially, it was hit by something that was really hard during the flight or simply mishandled.

I wanted to lodge a report and get them replace my luggage but for unknown reason, I walked out of the airport with empty mind. I'll take it as it is time for me to get a new bag! And yes I did buy a new luggage bag at KLIA :P

So, my advise to travellers, if you think your luggage is not that durable to withstand all those harsh handling i.e. throwing, kicking or even long hours journey, get the fragile tag placed on your luggage. Yes the staff can be quite pain in the ass sometimes when you request for fragile tag, but feel free to share my experience with them. Better be safe than sorry~!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter..

'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too....... 'You'll need other women. Women always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm 20 now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her mother. She kept contact with her sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, sisters are the mainstays of her life..

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned:


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favours.

Careers end.


Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end..

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you.........Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family: all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other..

Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful..

I just did. Short and very sweet:

There are more than twenty angels in this world. Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing. And one is reading this at this moment.

*hugs & kisses* to my sister & my darling girlfriends (you know who you are)...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

PPSMI.. Yes? No? Dont know?

I celebrated the end of my mother’s journey as a teacher last weekend. She has been teaching for more than 30 years of her life with her main experts in Science. She was with the secondary syllabus for more than half of her career life before switching to primary school, after the implementation of “guru siswazah” or graduate teacher thingy few years back.

When I spent the weekend with her, we discussed lots of sensational issue and the PPSMI issue is among them. Mom put me in the picture when she explained the difficulties faced by both teachers and students when the program was launched and the effectiveness of the program. I always know mom has no problem to teach in English as she had her education in English and she herself used to teach English during the first few years of her career.

She highlighted that not many or perhaps not all teachers can teach Science and Maths in English, especially the newly graduated ones. Why? Coz their foundation is weak! They may be good in science or maths but they cannot converse fluent English. How can these so called teachers explain to their students in depth? This will then resulted them teaching in Malay or using bahasa rojak when they can’t find the right words to answer the students, and some are very smart students. Hence, the program will not be successful!

Mom told me that PPSMI is not the best way to help students to improve their English. For instance, Maths will involve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and there’s no grammar involved. They are mostly numbers and students can excel in that subject regardless of the language. The only way to help them to improve and enhance their communication skills and confidence level is by brushing up the English subject itself.

I was again surprised to know that the English syllabus is taught differently from what we learnt in our primary and secondary years. Most of the students do not even know what is Past Tense, Present Tense, Future Tense, Past Continuous etc. I’m not so sure though what are they learning in school now.

Mom pointed some key points that I totally agree with when it comes to helping students to improve their English.

1. Change the syllabus and bring back the Past Tense and its friends and students have to master that.
2. Emphasize more on simple grammar i.e. is, are, am (yes, we have engineers who are still confused with basic grammar)
3. Include English literature in the subject and it has to be a must pass subject.
4. Extend English subject hour to allow more interactions and conversations in English.

Then the rest will come easily for the students to master. Unlike me, I’m very weak in my vocab as I don’t like to read. :P When TPM announced to revert back to conventional method, mom said he emphasized more on the learning of point no1 stated above, which is a good thing!

p/s: I still remember we used to have “English Week” during primary school and we were all excited to speak in English in our very own way. Macam itik cakap dengan ayam gitu!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

3rd death.. and we are still plain ignorant?

Everyone KNOWS of the unstoppable Swiney but how many are really aware of this? I’m quite taken aback to see some of our “rakyat” are not taking this matter seriously, let alone the government. Everyday we read in the news about the increasing number of positive swiney and recently we’ve been shaken with the number of fatality. From one it went up to 2 and now three!

I went to KLIA last Friday with the recent news of a young Indonesian who was swiney to death. Me being super paranoid of this stuff immediately bought myself 2 pieces of face mask and had it on my face. Never had I imagined I would draw full attention of the crowd at KL Sentral when I took the ERL to KLIA. I once felt like I’m a superstar gitu~ (haha).

I was never bothered of the attention given by the crowd until I was in KLIA and rushing to my departure gate. At first I did not notice or hear anybody was talking to me until I heard this conversation:

Man A: Tak bleh nak cakap dengan die.. Die tutup mulut..
Man B: Die takde gigi kot.. (all other men burst into laughter)
Man C: H1N1 punye kes la ni..
Man D: Ala, domestic takde pape la..

Me: Haih, kalau nak mati kat mana-mana pun tak kira la domestic ke international ke..

I was pissed when I heard them joked about ME wearing a mask as a self precaution against ANY kind of influenza, be it human or pig! I don’t mind if they are plain ignorant but does it hurt their feelings to see me wearing a mask? Mind you, they are in late 20’s or early 30’s and none are having this sense of awareness? Stupid? Of course they are!

I was thunderstruck when there was NO health screening facilities installed at ANY of the gates in KLIA. I was informed by a friend who recently visited Miri that there’s no more health check up conducted at Miri Airport like the one they had 2 months ago. Why of this sudden stop? It’s not that swiney is fully cured or stoppable! Why???

If the government is not taking the necessary precautions to prevent this pandemic, who will take care of our health then? We, right? And when WE take care of our own health, do others have to condemn and make stupid irritating remarks?

Stay vigilant. Be resilient.

Don’t be a pathetic moron.

Gadis penulis termenung... salah ke aku pakai mask?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Glory-glory Malaysia

It’s been years since I last watched a football match, be it live at the stadium or on TV. I think the last match I watched was during the semi finals of World Cup 2006. I didn’t even make it for the final as I have already started working at that time, and there’s no way I could stay up awake and go to work the next morning.

I used to be a diehard fan of the Red Devils when I was in secondary and doing my degree. Ryan Giggs has always been my favorite player, and coincidently he’s wearing the number of my birth date. Before that I always admire Eric Cantona and I still have his poster used as a wrapper of my “buku sifir”. Hehe. No no I never like David Beckham! Ooppss~

It was never in my plan to go and watch them live when I first heard about their Asia Tour. Considering I’m no longer a big fan of the team, I don’t really care much of their news and what about. Then came my colleague, Intiran who kept on telling me about all this MU updates and there will be time when we came to me with his sad pathetic look and said “Hani, I’m stressed!” And me being a very good friend (ehek) put down my pen and stopped my work trying to be a good listener. “Why? What happened? Is everything okay?”

“Ronaldo is leaving Man U.. shit la that guy bla bla bla” he said. I was speechless at first and shouted at him for making me feel sorry for that! Damn! These guys are so obsessed with Man U! When we were on the rig, it’s like everyday news that they have to check. When the internet was down, he will be crazy trying to get the connection back and of course, I would be the one to listen to all his “sad” stories, new players bought ant whatnot. Yikes!

2 weeks ago he and Hakam were looking for tickets to watch MU live in Bukit Jalil. I saw an advert at my friend’s YM selling off some tickets. I broke the news to them and they got all excited about it. I was the middle person for the transaction but it didn’t happen in the end as Hakam was not satisfied with the seating. He then called up all the ticket agents and confirmed on the tickets available for the match. Me on the other hand was thinking and contemplating of joining them. Looking at my schedule, I should be free on that weekend. I then agreed to tag along rather than staying alone at home, as my dear housemate Aliza would definitely be going!

Came yesterday, we met up at KLCC for our lunch. We then decided to take the train to the stadium and when we arrived at Masjid Jamek, it was swamped with Red Devils! I only noticed 2 or 3 of them wearing Malaysian jersey. And as expected, the queue was tremendously long and luckily we managed to get my ticket ahead of them. Note to all, it’s either you top up your touch&go much much earlier OR you drive to the stadium. I forgot to reload my t&g and it was not something that you would want to end up with (read: long queuing!).

We arrived around 4pm and kick off was at 5.30pm. Intiran arrived much earlier and saved us our seats. We walked through the sea of Red Devils and settled ourselves in the stadium. It was my first time to be in Stadium Bukit Jalil and it was all covered with Red shirts and flags. Some even put on the red toupee and most of us are just wearing the team’s jersey. Lucky me, I got my jersey 2 hours before the match! Hakam has been looking for it for the past 1 week and couldn’t get the right size. Most of the XS and S sized ladies jersey were SOLD OUT! I then decided to put on the KIDS jersey and it fit nicely! Haha. Yeah, I always wear kids’ version when it comes to Nike or Adidas baby-t. :P Oh, zillion thanks to Hakam for the birthday gift! I loike loike loikeeeee~~!!

Hakam brought his bino along and we got to see the players clearly! Gosh, I don’t even recognize most of the players and I kept asking them who is who!

The match? AWESOME! I went there with the Red Devils’ spirit and prayed that Malaysia won’t be beaten to death! Haha. Hakam’s prophecy was 5-0 winning for Red Devils and I had mine with 6-0, just like previous years’. But then our prediction was all denied by Amri when he scored his first goal. The match gets more intense and lively when both were struggling to score more goals. Rooney, as expected contributed 1 out of 3 goals during the match. I somehow think Man U didn’t play their best and Van der Saar of course was not at his top performance, letting 2 goals from Amri to get through. I’m not saying Amri got it out of luck though. He has indeed performed very well and most of our young players did their best throughout the match. I can feel their high spirit until the end of the minute, unlike previous matches where they all played “sambil lewa” and gets demotivated when Man U keep scoring their goals. Salute to the defense, which I personally think had worked their ass off very very well. (Walaupun bolos 3 ketul). =p

Malaysian team was quite in a slow pace when it comes to attacking. We could have got more goals if they had fast counter attack kinda play and yes it was obvious that some are anxious when they had the one-to-one experience with Van der Saar. Perhaps they don’t know which way to kick the ball? But that was during the first half and it gets better when they got into the second half of the match.

I can’t believe I’m supporting Malaysian team now! Haha. Anyway, there will be another match this Monday at 8.45pm, which I will be going AGAIN! I will still put on my Man U jersey but will add little extra Malaysian accessories. Anyone else going? Come one people!! It’s one of a kind match not to be missed!

Jom jejoms~!!

Overly excited in the LRT... me & Hakam

Look out the crowd!! Kayalah LRT semalam... woohooo

Di tengah lautan maknosia!

Suke suke suke!!

Beli jangan tak beli bang..

The pancaragam..during opening..

Masih belum full..

Me, Hakam & Intiran yang berangan nak jadi model!


More and more pictures will be loaded soon!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sahabat, Kawan, Kenalan

Selalu sangat kite bercakap “this is my friend” but what does that “friend” refers to? Sahabat? Rakan? Teman? Kenalan? Pernah tak for once kite terfikir tentang wujudnya perkataan-perkataan ni dalam penggunaan bahasa kita?

Personally, I have my own definition of those words, which may be wrong to certain of you.

Sahabat adalah rakan yang mempunyai persefahaman tentang hubungan persahabatan. Which means, we understand and respect each other’s feelings and pride. Pernah dengar sahabat sejati? More to rakan karib lah kan. Time happy most of the time kita akan cerita pada sahabat dan juga rakan-rakan yang lain bukan? Silap haribulan dekat boss pun kita cerita. Tapi bila sedih, hanya sahabat yang kita cari. Time tu la kita akan cakap “kau lah sahabat sejati dunia akhirat”. Kenape?

Kawan adalah seseorang atau beberapa orang yang kita kenal dan kita senang meluangkan masa bersama. Kita berkawan dengan semua orang, tapi tak semua berjaya menjadi Sahabat kita. Kawan ada macam-macam jenis. Kawan sekolah, kawan serumah, kawan sepejabat, kawan sepermainan, kawan wayang.. sort of macam clan or clique lah. Most of the time kawan hanyalah untuk masa-masa gembira yang ada happy ending. Contohnya kawan PIPE aku hanya jumpa once in a while and kitorang akan habiskan masa main bowling dan tengok movie dan gossip. Tapi semua tu berakhir macam tu saje dan akan jumpa balik mungkin setahun selepas itu. Itulah kawan… yang penting happy ending kan?

Kenalan pada aku adalah manusia yang aku tau nama dan mungkin sedikit latar belakang orang tu. “Aku kenal dia”. Kenal la dia nama apa, keja mana, duduk mana.. etc.. Itu kenal. Tak de pernah meluangkan masa berkongsi dari hati ke hati pun. Very surface la kiranya.

Teman? Hehe. To me teman is simply my boyfriend a.k.a. teman lelaki. That does not need any definition here coz I’m sure all of you are fully aware of this, kan?

Apa kaitan sume ni dalam post kali ni? Takde apa, cuma nak luahkan perasaan yang terbuku ni ha. Orang kate, writing will help you to vein your anger. Kan? Aku dah beberapa kali tersalah define erti kawan nih. Most of the time aku akan anggap kawan adalah sahabat, iaitu orang yang harus aku jaga hati dan perasaan diorang dan sebagai seorang sahabat, aku akan sentiasa rasa kewajipan menolong sahabat-sahabat yang dalam kesusahan.

Tapi tu dulu lah. Sekarang aku akan anggap semua orang hanyalah KENALAN. Aku dah serik dengan dunia KAWAN-KAWAN nih dan aku sanggup tak berkawan semata-mata nak jaga hati dan perasaan sendiri. Yelah, kalau kawan yang kita sanjung tu tak reti jaga hati dan perasaan kita serta MARUAH kita, kenapa nak anggap dia kawan lagi? Baiklah aku tarik diri dan anggap aku yang TAK LAYAK untuk menjadi kawan atau sahabat dia. Betul kan? Cukuplah sekadar kita KENAL each other. I don’t bother to befriend you anymore.

Cukuplah kau sakitkan hati aku selama nih. I’ve given you a chance to prove me that you are my friend and I have forgiven you for the things you said to me last time. But I guess I can never be good enough or a good friend to you that you couldn’t even care of my feelings and my pride. I won’t say you never learn from your mistakes coz I know if I were a good friend to you, you won’t be doing this to me. So I’m taking the blame and I hope we will never talk to each other anymore. Anggaplah aku yang tak sudi berkawan dengan kau so you don’t have to feel sorry about this. And I too, won’t feel bad about this and won’t keep thinking of those why-who-which thingy that caused you doing this to me.

I found this while looking for definition of kawan in the net (tapi yang lain plak aku jumpe)… Feel free to fit yourself in those definitions…

kata mama...
KAWAN tu ibarat lebah,
habis madu sepah dibuang.......

kata papa...
KAWAN tu umpama bunga ros,
dipandang cantik dipegang sakit.....

kata atuk...
KAWAN tu seperti air
terus mengalir.....

kata nenek...
KAWAN tu bak bulan
dipuja dan disanjung tapi nun jauh di sana....

kate sedara...
KAWAN tu mcm makanan,
kawan makan kawan!!

kata abang...
KAWAN tu seperti lembu
mengikut saje ape dikata........

kata kakak...
KAWAN tu tak ubah macam durian
bau je busuk tapi sedap dimakan....

kata adik...
KAWAN tu macam biskut
sekejap ade sekejap takde.......

kata aku? Lu pikir la sniri! ops sorry nabil i curi tagline u.. hoho

p/s: I'm in very good, happy mood. Please don't ruin this. =)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Body Composition

I spent nearly 4 hours pampering myself at Aster Spring, KLCC yesterday. Started with upper back treatment which took nearly 1 1/2 hours followed with a new facial treatment called the oxygen treatment. Oxygen was used in preventing future breakouts and it was fun~

Once done with the treatments, I requested for a weight measurement. I noticed the weighing machine placed at the changing room for quite sometime but I never bother to use it. I thought it's only for weighing but little that I know it also measures my body composition. It's called the Body Composition Analyzer.

From there, I knew my BMI, which is still underweight (as expected). Both therapist and me were surprised with the body fat percentage!! I scored 23.4%, nearing the limit of 24%! Hoho! Orang kurus banyak lemak leads to high cholesterol! Ni blom buat med check up ye, confirm la cholesterol level mcm everest!

My water level was quite low as I hadnt drink much for that day. The impedance of my toxicity was way beyond the limit! I had 700++ when the limit is somewhere around 400, or 500 (cant remember). Hmm.. I always avoid going to sauna to get rid of the toxin and I have 2 packs of detox drinks which I seldom take. I guess I have to take it back now since the level is very high. Huhu. The therapist asked if I were stressed but I said no. I'm in very happy mood and I dont feel stress at all. Perhaps that explains the back acne that I'm having at the moment.

Okay, need to get rid of those unwanted level... more water, less fat, less toxin.. go go go hunz!

Note that I'm still 25 until this weekend.. (hint..hint) haha

Detail: Body Fat (23.4%), Body Water (23.9%), Toxicity (719 ohm)
FFM tuh ape tah x ingat.. hoho

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Retail Therapy

so called...

Today I went to meet a friend of mine who just came back from Houston, following her hubby who was assigned for a short term project there. While she was there, we constantly or lemme rephrase... I constantly emailed her asking for this and that, which one is cheaper etc etc.. Haha. I can never stop thinking of what to buy while she's there!

Ebay became my greatest addiction. I surf for every single stuff, be it handbag, books, electronics.. you name it! And I did that almost every day until Ebay can no longer be accessed at the office..hehe, Im sorry to other employees :)

I chose a mini tote (never thought it would turn out to be very mini like super mini in real life!) and she did a great job in the bidding, showing her true colors of being a procurement executive. Haha, ade kaitan kah? :P. I was very satisfied with that purchased as it cost me less than half of its original price! I loveeeeeeeeee ebay! haha.

Today, I went to visit her or mainly to "visit" my newly bought tote as I will not be in town next week when she resumed her work duties. I browsed thru some of the bags she bought and was contemplating between those awesome bags! I mms-ed my sis, called her few times, thinking and thinking again, did a super quick budget calculation and finally I chose to buy another 2 (TWO!!) bags! OMG! But it was all worth the price!

So, I ended up having these 3 bags, and dont ask me how much it costs! Cukup la sekadar membuatkan aku tersedak kejap untuk bulan ni.. haha.. I will consider these as my birthday gifts for this year and hopefully I will not buy any more bags after this! (Please God, let them design new bags horribly that I dont even feel like taking it for free!)

3 beradik... huhu

Untuk gi office serta travel jauh2.. sumbat segala payung botol air mak nenek sume dlm nih.. puas hati!

Untuk gi dating serta outing.. hehe.. cute tak mini tote nih? Nasib la ai kurus keding, muat je galas..

Untuk lunch + kalo ada dinner yg memerlukan clutch tp sebat je wristlet nih..blasah..

p/s: post ni bkn la dgn niat nk menunjuk ye.. saje nk tunjuk dkt akak dan buah hati je.. jgn kate ai show off plak.... =) kalo sape2 berminat, ade beberapa lagi yg kwn aku beli tu nak jual.. roger2 lah ye...

p/s2: still tak percaya dah beli beg2 di atas until now.. kena tido dan bangun tengok esok ade lagi ke atau mimpi.. haha over gitu.. yela, aku x penah beli beg semahal ni ye.. dulu siap kondem2 orang beli bag mahal2.. last2 sniri yg tergedik2.. *tepuk dahi*

p/s3: tido peluk beg..penuh katil.. hahaha ok ni over, memain je.. nitey nite all~~