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Home Sweet Home

We were back home to Salak Tinggi. Arrived at 11pm Saturday night after family gathering on Mr. Fruitheart's side. First we thought of going back on Sunday morning, but Mr. Fruitheart changed his mind. He said, it's cosy to drive at night rather than morning, it's a bit hot. Plus, he said I was homesick.

I was ok with that, since he had to service his car too.
I cooked a lot of dishes during lunch. Fish, meat and chicken. Wow! I can't believed it myself. Done in two hours. The taste? Hmm.. responses: I need to put a bit less this, much of that, need to put more this, need to less that. I'll take that as positive complaints. My dad and my small boy ate twice! I am very happy yes I am. Mr. Fruitheart ate a lot too, even though he did not said, 'Pandai isteri abang masak'.

The Maroon Day

It's the day when everyone is wearing their maroon shirt. Except me. I feel like.. newbie? Alien? It's the open day for our department. The actual event will be held some other level, so no one is coming to the upper floor.
When they sent out the email, I was away thousand miles from home. Been to my own remote island, Krabi. Don't expect me to check my office mail. No no.. those days were left long time ago. If anyone asked, I would say.. I am the left out employee haha.. Oh wait..! I shall say, I am special.
I remembered few years ago in my previous company, we were given orange shirt. Just because the top management is trying to win a contract. So when the customer came for a visit, they would be amazed. Duh!! It's not striking orange, but oh boy some people don't look good in it ok. Sometimes, those people who chose the color don't think would it look good on others? Selfish!
Maroon? Hmm.. I believe it suits better than ORANGE. I have been asked what my shirt …

Paul The Octopus Has Died

Breaking news. I may be the last person to know it. Yes, Paul the Octopus who once made his success and fame during this year's football World Cup has died.

Paul had reached the octopus old age of 2 1/2 years and died in his tank on Tuesday morning at the Sea Life aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen, spokeswoman Ariane Vieregge said. (taken from Yahoo Sports)
He is the most famous eight leg sea creature who correctly predicting the winners of all Germany's World Cup games, and until the final. He is the biggest story than the World Cup itself.

Despite he had a fight with another creature who is also trying to be famous by predicting who's going to win for the final match, he is still the best! Although I don't like him because he predicted Germany lost, and want to fried him, cooked or barbecued him.. I still find him as an interesting creature.. So, will there be another creature like it? We shall see.. R.I.P Paul the Octopus.

My Name Is Old

This conversation took place few days back, inside the car on our way back home after faily lunch..
My small man: Mama, my name is old. Me: Old?
My small man: I want to change my name. I want Ben.
Me: Ben????
My small man: It's like Ben 10 mom. My little brother we can call him Kevin, and little sister call Gwen. Me and Mr. Fruitheart: Laughing out loud!
And yesterday, he was so excited telling me all about the movie he watched. Sammy, the sea turtle. And guess what? He even told us to call him Sam. Mr. Fruitheart is Ray and me Shelly. Oh brother! Do you think you can simply changed your name is it son?


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

I can say it is SO TRUE! It will be a never ending stories when we talked about people's attitude.

Both positive and negative employees’ attitudes travel quickly in the workplace. Working around positive persons is a delightful and exciting experience. He/she can make you feel more motivated. Likewise, working near a negative person is very likely to cause you to turn negative. A positive work environment speaks its merits for itself. It is obvious from noticing the productivity and efficiency of workers who not produce at a high level but also makes it easier for others on the team to stay positive and produce more. In the same manner, negative workers can turn others negative.

Very well said up there huh? Ok, I have to admit here sometimes I do have problems with other people attitude. I mean bad ones. Tell me who doesn't?? I feel annoyed. I may not have the courage to tell the person directly to their f…

Marriage Joins Two People In The Circle Of Its Love

25-09-10, on this date a month ago.. I married a man who once was a stranger. A man later who became my best guy friend ever. Now he is the man who will always be with me 24/7 for the rest of my life.. my husband.

Marriage Joins Two People In The Circle Of Its Love
by Edmund O'Neill (b. 1929)

Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal. It is a physical and an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.

Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other's best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. And there may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent or child.

Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, comm…

Leaving My Boys

Ahhh.. It's Monday again. Finally we had some weekend at home yesterday. But still, I didn't get my afternoon nap. After lunch Mr. Fruitheart said.. after this it's your favourite time right? Yes! Yes! Ended up watching movie Knight and Day. Duh!

So today, mommy went to work leaving the two boys at home. Mr. Fruitheart is on leave, tired working maybe. 7am my small man already awake. They sent me to work and it was the first time my small man stucked in traffic jam so early morning. Boy he was complaining all the way. Haha.. Reached office around 8. They even said to me 'Be good' before I left the car. Huh! I am always good.

I hope the house will not be like sinking messy Black Pearl ship later when I came back from work.

Music: Nelly - Just A Dream

I so love this song!

I was thinkin about her, thinkin about me.
Thinkin about us, what we gonna be?
Open my eyes, yeah, it was only just a dream.

So I travel back, down that road.
Will she come back? No one knows.
I realize, yeah, it was only just a dream.

I was at the top and I was like I'm at the basement.
Number one spot and now she found her a replacement.
I swear now I can't take it, knowing somebody's got my baby.
And now you ain't around, baby I can't think.
Shoulda put it down. Shoulda got that ring.
Cuz I can still feel it in the air.
See her pretty face run my fingers through her hair.

My lover, my life. My shawty, my wife.
She left me, I'm tied.
Cuz I knew that it just ain't right.

I was thinkin about her, thinkin about me.
Thinkin about us, what we gonna be?
Open my eyes, yeah, it was only just a dream.

So I travel back, down that road.
Will she come back? No one knows.
I realize, yeah, it was only just a dream.

When I be ridin man I swear I see her face at every turn…

Aww.. He's Sweet

Mr. Fruitheart: Sayang nak beli purse ape?
Me: Bonia
Mr. Fruitheart: Purse ke handbag?
Me: Purse. Handbag later
Mr. Fruitheart: Any particular purse?
Me: Bonia (Dalam hati, rase dah bagi tahu dah tadi)
Mr. Fruitheart: Tau lah. Dah ade design yang berkenan ke?
Me: Owh. Tak ade lagi. Tapi nak yang panjang with zip. Yang macam buku tu. (Main bantai je macam buku haha)
Mr. Fruitheart: Oooo.. nanti kite pegi beli yea sayang.
Me: Nanti?
Mr. Fruitheart: Kalau bulan ni ade duit extra.. kite gi beli. If not kite beli next month. Boleh ke? Me: Kalau next month nak yang mahal. (Demand pulak tetibe, mengada mode) Mr. Fruitheart: Ape yang lagi mahal dari Bonia? (Die tahu ade, huh!)
Me: Bally. Chanel. Mr. Fruitheart: Sanggup ke nak beli purse beribu-ribu tu sayang? Me: Tak pun. Saje je.
Mr. Fruitheart: Hehehe (He knows me better!)

He's being sweet! I know he will be reading this. And I know for sure he would say something like this. I am not sweet eh? Or I know I am sweet.

When I.. Say I Love You

"I was thinkin about her, thinkin about me, thinkin about us, where we gonna be, open my eyes... It was only just a dream" ~~ Just A Dream - Nelly

Only that, for me it was not only just a dream. It came true this time. Kept on playing that song like 20 times today. My new addiction. Mr. Fruitheart said, 'boleh rosak mp3 tuh'. Yeah right.

When I think about the person I love.. I feel calm, happy and the love that could make me smile and heart beat faster. Yeah the spark. All of the problems and heart ache fade away, just to see him smile with those loving eyes. At that moment, I can afford to close my eyes, smile and forget about everything. Nothing else matters. That's how I realize I am happy with somebody.

When I say I love you, it's forever. I won't be giving you 100 reasons for that. My love for you grows from a long lasting relationship, from being strangers to best friends to lovers and now husband and wife. The sweetest thing was when you've be…

World Romantic Islands.. More Holiday

I'm in the mood of vacation. My last vacation was 24 days ago. Seems like I don't have any for long time. Just in my head huh? Hehe.. Shh.. we got a holiday voucher. Yay! Where to? It's in Peninsular Malaysia only. Just wait for the update soon. I mean really soon.

While I was searching for 'our holiday destination' on Yahoo!, there was this article 'World'sMost Romantic Islands'. Ahaaaa.. very fascinating and yes it caught me. Hehe.. I love beaches and islands. What I don't like is, I am sea sick. Ughh!! But that is not going to stop me from going there. Naah ahh ahh..

Here's the top 10:

Rangali Island, The Maldives
*underwater restaurant and kicking back in the over-water spa. ~~ Aaaaahhhh..!! So nice.

Molokai, Hawaii

Capri, Italy

St. Lucia, Caribbean
*gorgeous beaches and verdant cocoa plantations. ~~ More beaches!

Bocas del Toro, Panama

*this group of islands is all about low-key relaxation with a Latin American flavor, pitch-perfect for sybarites who…

My Hobbies

A hobby is an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically done during one's leisure time. (from wikipedia)

I believe I still have my old hobbies which are; reading, watching movies, window shopping, afternoon nap, lazying in front of TV and surfing the net for hours! Hah! Now I believe all of these new hobbies had taken over:

Cooking (making breakfast most of the time), washing, cleaning, pampering, ironing. Used to do for one, now make it triple. OK, I know all housewives and working mother also do that. I am not complaining. Just that I spent more time on each of that. And I have lesser time for my other 'hobbies'. You get what I mean?

When I get tired, I like to go straight to bed. It is the best! I can do the reading, surfing the net or watching TV later. Or next day or when I have time. Haha.. sounds sad huh?

I remember a friend of mine once told me, when you're a mother and wife, there is no ME time. Just when you want it, then you h…

Leisure by W.H. Davies

Image credit to Google
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can,
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

2010 Indeed Year of Ben 10

This conversation took place in my room. When we were about to take a nap after our long hour journey from PD. My small man was busy playing his Ben 10 computer games beside our bed.
My small man: Mama, I want three Ben 10 ultimate alien toys. Who will buy it for me?
Mr. Fruitheart: Ask mama to buy. Daddy don't have enough money.
My small man: Emm.. ok. I want Humungousaur, Spidermonkey and Chromastone.
Me: Three is too much. Mama also don't have money. My office did not give me my salary yet. My small man: I want Ben 10 toys at KLCC.
Me: If you want three then I will buy it for you on your birthday next year. On 27th May ok? My small man: Ok.

There was a paused and everyone was silent. He was still looking at those aliens picture. Suddenly..
My small man: Mama, then I don't want Humungousaur, Spidermonkey and Chromastone. I want it next year. I want you to buy for me Four Arms and Cannonbolt. Can mama?
Mr. Fruitheart: Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Parents always try to av…

Music: OneRepublic - Secrets

Heard it so many times. Love this song! First time downloaded it, listened to it like 20 times.. again and again.

I need another story
Something to get off my chest
My life gets kinda boring
Need something that I can confess

'Til all my sleeves are stained red
From all the truth that I've said
Come by it honestly I swear
Thought you saw me wink, no
I've been on the brink, so

Tell me what you want to hear
Something that were like those years
Sick of all the insincere
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

This time, don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away

My God, amazing how we got this far
It's like we're chasing all those stars
Driving shiny big black cars
And everyday I see the news
All the problems that we could solve
And when a situation rises
Just write it into an album
Sending it straight to gold
I don't really like my flow, no, so

Oh, got no reason, got not shame
Got no family I can blame
Just don't l…

Weekend Supposed To Be A Rest Day

Saturday and Sunday supposed to be our relaxing, lazying day at home or having fun activities. Our weekend were not wasted, it's fully occupied since the week we got married. Seems like every weekend we have our own agenda to this and that, and to go here and there. Oh and last weekend, we went to PD.

Went for a team building event. Reached at Thistle Hotel around 11 on Friday night. After shower I went straight to bed while Mr. Fruitheart spent time with his friends. I can't stay up much longer, the bed and pillow were so nice and comfy and huggable!

The next morning after breakfast, started our first activity. Oh, sorry my bad I don't know what all those 3 activities we had. All I know, we had to walked on a line cable with a friend. Not sure how many metre from the ground, it's quite high. I was not afraid to go up, I was afraid I could fall down! I felt like I've left my heart there. Fuhhh! Challenging.

Next, have to climb a rope and touch the pad beside it. It…

Sayang Call Umah (Honey Call Home)

That was the text message from Mr. Fruitheart. Without waiting further or replying his text, I dialed MIL's phone number. Ring! Ring! My heart beating fast. I know it's about my small man.

My MIL answered the phone.

Me: Hello, mama call Nizam just now? Kenape dengan Syahmie?
MIL:  Aah, TV kat atas tu suddenly service not available. Mama tak tahu nak buat. Me: (dalam hati dah gelak besar, panic sangat I ni) Oooo.. Syahmie bising tak boleh tengok lah. MIL: Aah, nah cakap dengan papa. FIL: Haa Fara, kat TV screen atas tu service not available. Papa dah try check kat signal, kaler merah je. Dah cube on off pun tak boleh. Me: ASTRO problem kot. Share dish yang same kan?
FIL: Same dish. Papa off gune remote yang macam tajam tu kan, yang nampak buruk lame tu, tak boleh gak. Yang peliknye TV ASTRO bawah ok je. Dah on off TV dengan ASTRO pun tak boleh. Me: Ooo.. pastu Syahmie bising lah ni die tak boleh tengok? FIL: Aah (sambil ketawe). Papa cakap kat die, atuk pun tak tahu.
Me: Tak pe lah papa, …

Nine Words Women Use

This was forwarded to me by my collegue. I know it's just for our fun reading pleasure. Just laugh, we all know.. not only woman used this.. men too sometimes.

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission.. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is on…

My Thursday

So many things I did today. Continued shopping to KLCC. Went to Isetan and Parkson, searching for track bottom. It's for my adventure day this Saturday.

Yesterday I've been to Pavillion to search for it, didn't found any within my budget. All above RM100. It is the middle of the month, so I need to really careful with my spending. I guess, I will have to search at JJ later. Oh yea, forgot to mention Isetan and Parkson, they have SALE! Just when I don't have enough cash, you guys hang up all the 50% discount banner. Grrrr!!

Sadly, I have missed the 10-10-10 sale from La Senza the other day, and today they sent me another text message about the 30% off. Aaaaaaaaaaa.. temptation is everywhere!

So the money that was meant for the track bottom has been used to renew my driving license. It expired on 22nd September 2010! Just realized it yesterday. Haha.. totally forgot. Went to the nearest post office and renew it there. Done within 10 minutes. Great. Lucky enough I had not me…

Our Latte Factor

Some of you might asked, what is Latte Factor? I was introduced to it by Mr. Fruitheart who read a book written by David Bach - 'Smart Couples Finish Rich'. The book teaches couples of all ages how to work together on their finances as a team. You can go to his website David Bach - Live Rich.Finish Rich. Some of his advise and method are useful to us Malaysian. Not all in his books we can fit into our daily lives.

~The Latte Factor is a metaphor for those unnecessary "little" expenditures that we waste our money on, without realizing how much they add up to. What keeps us living from paycheck to paycheck is that we spend more than we make on stuff we don’t need. The amount you are throwing away on non-essentials is your Latte Factor. If you were to take that money and devote it to savings, before you know it you’ll start building a fortune!~

Why am I writing this? I wanted to share what we have started doing and still continue with it. Seriously, it gives us the excite…

What's for Breakfast?

I've been surfing the Internet looking for breakfast recipes and snacks. I believe all that I find can be made easily, however the problem are ingredients. Some of it can easily be found in supermarket. Oh, I know we can changed the recipes up to our needs. Just that, I am not sure if my small man can take it. I know Mr. Fruitheart can.

My small man is one kid that is fussy about food. He doesn't eat veggies, (tell me which kid doesn't, I know some like it). Usually for breakfast he had 'roti canai', 'nasi lemak', chicken nugget with fries, biscuits, even chocolate and ice cream! I had hard time forcing him to eat proper breakfast. Yea, I know.. I don't have the correct way of approaching him.

So now, I am scratching my head what to prepare for both of them. Hmm.. I even searched how to cook scrambled eggs. I only how to scrambled the eggs my way hehe. As long as it taste good, fine with me. I am still not used to prepared Mr. Fruitheart's breakfast. …

Wedding Gifts

After 18 days only I managed to update entry about our wedding gifts. You can say that I am busy hehe.. Also, I am in the stage of uploading honeymoon pictures on facebook. Still selecting which can be posted.

Thank you so much to those who were kind enough to give us all those lovely wedding gifts. We both really appreciate it so much, no matter how small or how big it is. Few of my wedding wishes also did came true! Yay!! Hehe..

This was one we used for our honeymoon the other day. We were not used to it, so we hardly took pictures under the water.. hehe. Maybe our next vacation.

Don't worry not going to upload all of those gifts here, takes time to upload the page hehe.. I love all my wedding gifts! Again, thank you!!


Just another day, 10.10.10. Many of us view it as special day. Especially those who married on this date. I admit, sometimes I do feel date is important hehe.. We used to decide we wanted to get married on this date. After long talk and discussion and considering everything, we chose 25th September 2010. The date when we started dating.

It seems like only yesterday, we talked about 08.08.088, 09.09.09 and now this.. 10.10.10. I bet next year, 11.11.11 and the next year 12.12.12, would be another day we would talked about around globe.

So yesterday, Malaysians viewer watched wedding of the year. Our first Malaysian astronaut Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor with Dr. Halina Mohd Yunos at PICC, Putrajaya. They called it 'Persandingan Kayangan'. We watched their live wedding on TV3. I love her dress, beautiful and gorgeous. I feel like I wanted to do again the wedding ceremony. Mr. Fruitheart said, we can. But only on our 50th anniversary. That's sure a long time honey.

Some of …

Ada Apa Dengan Khamis Malam Jumaat?

Peringatan, ini tiada kena mengena dengan anda. Jika anda tidak selesa dengan tajuk di atas, sila jangan baca. Untuk bacaan 18 tahun ke atas. Terima kasih. Wahh.. saspen sungguh!

Bagi sesetengah orang Melayu (rasenye semua kot), Khamis malam Jumaat dianggap istimewa atau afdal bagi pasangan suami isteri. Dikatakan malam sesuai untuk 'bersama'. Tapi sekarang ni orang bangsa lain pun dah faham istilah 'Khamis Malam Jumaat'. Tak percaya? Pergi lah tanya, sure diorang akan senyum tersengih. Tapi kan, kenapa mesti Khamis malam Jumaat je? Malam-malam lain tak istimewa ke? Tak afdal gitu?

Haa.. jawab, jangan tak jawab.

Bukan ape, I ni kan baru kahwin. Ececeh.. Hehe.. Pulak tu semalam kan Khamis malam Jumaat. Pukul 9.30 dah tidur. Pagi esoknya Mr. Fruitheart pulak cakap, semua orang heboh Khamis malam Jumaat tu best, especially untuk orang yang baru kahwin. Saye rase tak ade ape-ape pun. Mau tak gelak besar I ni mendengarnye.

Sepatutnye setiap hari adalah sama istimewa untuk suami…

How Do You Dress?

My answer, dress that fit me well. Simple clothing that fits well is far better than fancier clothing that just "doesn't look right." Correct?

This morning, since it's Friday.. as usual I wear the blue jeans which I bought 2 years ago. Boot cut jeans. I was about to leave the room when Mr. Fruitheart called me.

'Tukar lah jeans lain. Pakai yang lagi satu tu.'
'Selebet je saye tengok.' 'Then buy me new one.'

Still smiling, I picked up my PDI jeans and changed.

'Kalau dulu saye pakai, awak tak sempat tegur suruh tukar pun kan. Sekarang direct on the spot dah kene'. 'Of course!'

I liked that Diesel jeans. Although it's quite baggy and not tight. I think it has been almost 3 years since I last bought a pair of jeans. Oh and my office attire too. Maybe it's time for shopping again? You bet! Year end sale, I'll be waiting!

Merah Itu.. RedMummy

Merah itu berani, merah itu garang.. merah itu redmummy, dia seorang yang sangat riang.. Haha.. entah ape-ape pantun. Janji ade rhythm kan.

First time I dengar REDMUMMY.COM masa blog walking. Seriously tak ingat blog siapa. Terima kasih banyak-banyak kat tuan blog tu. Kalau tidak, memang tak kenal siapa Redmummy.. hehe.. Dari nama blog redmummy, I dah agak mesti ada kaler merah. Betul pun!! Banyaknye merah!! Kalau bet dah dapat RM10 ye dokkkk.. I pun suke kaler merah, FYI. (bukan membodek nak menang perfume ye kak)

Rasanya dah enam bulan menjadi pembaca blog redmummy. Sekarang ni nak load page blog memang cepat. Rupenye dah tak ade banyak widgets ngan iklan sangat dah. Blog redmummy penuh dengan cerita sehari-hari dia as a wife, mother, daughter, worker and also blogger. Light reading, which I like. Sangat santai.

Yang I suka part dia pergi shopping ngan bercuti-cuti di luar negara. Jeles pun ada. Hehe.. Haa semalam punya entry, dia buat pasal Dove. I tak pakai Dove, tapi yang I tertarik…

Nasi Lemak for Breakfast

As a Malaysian, what would be your most favourite food for breakfast? Common answer, roti canai with teh tarik and nasi lemak. Direct translation for 'nasi lemak' means ‘rice in fat’. Funny?

The name is derived from the cooking process whereby rice is soaked in rich coconut cream and then the mixture steamed. Sometimes knotted screwpine (pandan) leaves are thrown into the rice while steaming to give it more fragrance. Traditionally, this comes as a platter with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, hard boiled egg and hot spicy sauce (sambal).

So for today's breakfast I had nasi lemak ayam sambal! I tell you, this 'mak cik' sambal is so delicious. One month and three weeks I had not eaten it. Eh no, I did not eat it every day.. Only two or three times a week.

Mr. Fruitheart had his breakfast at home if you guys were wondering what he's been eating. He had to control, or else.. we can see his round tummy! Haha.. As for me, I enjoy e…