Friday, 31 December 2010

2010: My Side of Story

2011 is fast approaching. In less than 10 hours, we will be leaving 2010. It is the last 31st of the month, the last Friday of the week and the last day of year.

2010 has been a good year for me. Although I had some bad and sad day along the way, well.. that is life. It wouldn't be much fun and dull if everything is smooth and according to plan all the way isn't it? At times, we need to face challenges and cry a bit hehe..

The sweet among all is I am married to the man I love. Together with my small man, the two of us welcome him to our live. It is such a blessing and wonderful moment which is so amazing and I truly am happy. I am so grateful to have a husband like him. A son who will be seven next year and growing in front of my eyes to be a successful man I hope.

And I thanked God for everything that He gave us. My mother is getting better, and hope both my parents stay in good health. To my siblings, although at times I did say something that hurt you, angry or yelled at you.. I am sorry. Being the big sister, you will always got the power.. you know what I mean.

And, to my family in laws thank you for accepting us to be part of your family. I hope, both my parents in law have a good health too and to my elder brother and sister in law, hope you will get baby soon to add the joy in your family. To my little brother and sister in law.. study hard, get good grades yeah.

To all my friends and readers, I hope for the same to all of you too.

Goodbye 2010 and welcome 2011.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Family Vacation: Langkawi Day 4

Here we are on the last day of our family vacation. Oh.. I forgot to include in previous entry about our dinner last night. We spent RM100 for seafood. Superb! The place name was Rasa. Since it was the last night there, we thought of eating something nice, and to enjoy after our stressful day out.

We overslept until 8.30am. Breakfast was tasteless, dissapointing. Started packing after that. Checked out at 1145am, and the last place we visited - Crocodile Farm.

We drove for about 25km. It was a hot day too. Not many people when we reached there. We saw crocodile which weight 1 tan. That is equal or nearly to Nissan Sentra car!

The croc!

After half hour tour the farm, we decided to go straight to the airport.

After checked in, we had lunch at 'Anjung Sari'. Chicken rice, 'laksa', tomyam noodle, iced tea, 100+ and diet coke cost us RM38. Expensive! Better ate at Kenny Rogers, Mr. Fruitheart said. Hehe.. already ordered dear. Then walked around the airport, not much shop. Saw lots of chocolate again, hehe.. Enough buying. Waited at the departure hall. We took off at 1550pm. Home sweet home.

Well, that's the end of my family vacation. Our own experienced. Overall? No I am not happy. Next year, it will be KK and Singapore. Really looking forward to it.

Boys in my life

Family Vacation: Langkawi Day 3

Bored of my stories? Not yet? Good! We will continue then.

As we will be going for our island hoping today, we woke up as early as 7am. We don't want to miss the boat later on. After we had breakfast, we waited at the reception at 845am. Minutes went by, nobody picked us up yet. Saw a guy stopped his van by the road side, and thought it was our call.. sadly no. So we waited. It's 10 minutes pass 9am, and we looked at each other. Getting angry with this arrangement.

Mr. Fruitheart had called the agent and was told the van was full and they had to do second trip. OK, we waited until 930am then only we saw our van coming. Guess what? It was the earlier van who stopped by the road side. It was not even full! Not a good start, I tell you. (Fourth frustration)

10 mins drive to the place where our boat already waiting for us. Saw lots of other boats, and lots of other passengers too. Our boat number KLW00736P. There were 14 of us. We sat in front because we were the last one to arrived.
First stop, 'Pulau Dayang Bunting' - Island of the Pregnant Maiden. Saw lots of people going up and some already leaving the jetty. Few boats waiting few meters away. We were given one hour. Lots of monkeys near the jetty, and as I was carrying plastic bag, one tried to snatched it from me. Yes, I had food with me. We had to walked up, climb down stairs. Oh my legs aching. Inside the island, there's a lake where we can swim. Since, we don't bring our life jacket we don't dare to because it was 10ft to 15ft deep. So, after few minutes there we decided to walked back to the jetty and stayed inside the boat.

Cried because he could not swim
There was a long queue and people earlier than us were already waiting. People keep coming up but less going down. It was really disappointing, frustrating when we had to queue in the hot sun, sweating, people stepped on our foot and the boat was nowhere to be seen.

People pushing to stay under the roof

Long queue, and it was SO HOT

We had to wait for an hour there under the hot sun. Both my small man and Mr. Fruitheart were already sweating and I had headache. *sigh* (Fifth frustration)
No one seem to manage or arrange the crowd. Chaotic! Later after some people had complained, I think.. a tourist officer stepped in front and had asked people to stopped going up and let others went into the boat. Finally!
This is what happened, the boatman had been asked to go back to the beach and picked more passengers. The first trip passengers had already waited, and because the boatman was behind schedule, the second trip passengers also already waiting. It was like every hour they kept picking people, and not 2 times trip a day like the agent told us. This is sure one bad and frustrating experienced. We were really pissed off to the max.

Plus, since the boat had not enough fuel, he stopped in the middle of the ocean where another boat was there and fill in the fuel. That is totally CRAZY! There was no safety measures at all.

After all the incidents, we stopped at 'Pulau Singa Besar'. It's a place where we can see eagles. Lots of it. After 10mins, we stopped at 'Pulau Beras Basah'. It was already 1230pm, and some of us need to check out. So, there was a clash since some wanted to stay there and some needed to go back. The boatman had told us he will not be responsible and will not allow if some wanted to stay and some wanted to go back. If stay, all must stay. He was the one who late and behind schedule, now we had to changed everything. He didn't even said SORRY!

So, it has been decided we go back. He dropped us at the jetty which was not the point they picked us up. Saw the man who had picked us earlier at the hotel. Thought he was ready for us, but no! He told us, there will be another van. We had to wait for 20mins. *sigh* (Sixth frustration)

Later, before lunch I went to the shop where we booked for the island hoping and asked for refund. I got back my RM30! I told them everything. The agent did called the person in charge, and she told them that we don't want to get down from the boat at the last place. Eh hello!! Your boatman was behind schedule, and he said he did not promised if it took more than one hour, you expect us to wait for another hour there? Ridiculous! She didn't even mentioned that THEY were late, instead blaming us. Huh!! I took her name. I wanted to make a report to the tourism department.
We are so stressed!

The Island of King, Queen and Prince
Spent two hours at the beach. Really tanned. Hehe.. Made sand castle, as per above picture. Really had fun.

Buried him in the sand

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Family Vacation: Langkawi Day 2

Folks, we have entered day two of Fruitheart's Family vacation. Get ready for the reading journey?

We had breakfast at 9am. Food was not OK. But we ate it anyway. Our first stop, Underwater World. As usual saw fishes, penguins, snakes and lots of other animals. We've been to Aquaria, KLCC. So it is not much of a different.

His small face!
Next stop, Oriental Village. Mr. Fruitheart planned to ride the cable car. Oh no! I am not going to ride it, no way. I'd rather stay foot where I am standing on the ground, thank you. Anyway, there a lots of people. Very crowded. Plus, it is Christmas. So we walked around it and took some pictures. There were lots of shops selling sun glasses, t-shirts, pants and souvenirs. Nothing much exciting there.

With his new Ben 10 cap

Took turn for pictures
Next we went to Seven Wells. But no we did not climb up. I am not the adventures type of person, hate those activities of jungle trekking, mountain climbing and all in the list. Hehe.. we passed by the signboard only. Stopped by Kok Beach, where we can see two three small island and few yatch. How we wish one day we could have one of those. Nice!

Later we went to Black Sand Beach. Not interesting. On the surface only the sand you can see the black sand. If you dig deep down, it's not black. There was a history for that, yeah google it.

Next stop, Hot Spring. They had some renovation and improve the facilities. From the outside we can see that they had added small building for jacuzzi. The water is warm. In the water I can see mud and algae. Not well maintained. Heard that sometime ago, people can bath there. But looking at the water, no I wouldn't let my leg in there.
Then we drove off to Kuah, as it was already past 12pm. All three of us hungry already. Before we had lunch at the nearest restaurant near Jetty Point, we bought chocolate. Spent hundreds for it. Hehe.. What to do, it's cheap and we are all chocolate lovers. I myself bought I box of Ferrero Rocher. Yummy!

After lunch, we went to Dataran Lang. It is where they put the huge eagle statue.

He's like a bird, trying to fly away
It was sure hot and sunny day. Went to Big Apple Donut and Starbucks to cool off. Then we went to the Royal Langkawi Yatch Club. More pictures!

He told us he wants a boat
Just the three of us
Beach time! My boy's favourite. Spent two hours there, and we had our first time jet ski ride. Wohoo! Awesome. But unfortunately, we had not took any pictures. My small man felt dizzy riding it, so we had to dropped him off after 15 minutes. We had fun, oh yes we did!

After beach, tanned and back to hotel for shower.. we went to 'Telaga Arabic' for some western food. food was disappointing. We both had chicken chop, and asked for BBQ sauce. Instead they gave us, don't-know-what-sauce. *sigh* Plus, expensive too and suddenly blackout!. I know, we had chose the wrong place to eat.

After dinner, we booked our island hoping trip. We thought of going snorkeling, but since my small man still had his fever and it's EXPENSIVE, RM180 per person.. forget it. Adventures begin tomorrow.

Family Vacation: Langkawi Day 1

I see cobwebs on my blog. I've been away for five days.. errr.. not so long eh? Hehe. Here goes, my entry for my family vacation in Langkawi, Kedah from 24th - 27th Dec 2010.

Woke up at 5.30am Friday morning. Our flight schedule was at 8.30am. My father drove us to the KL International Airport. My small man was really excited. It was his first time ride on the airplane. He had fever too. Poor my small man, he might not have much fun later. I think. We went straight to the self check in kiosk. Managed to print only for my small man's ticket. Both of us had no ticket number on our booking paper.

So, went to the counter and had asked the officer to give us the number. Unfortunately, it was not our ticket number and we were told to go straight to check in counter. It appears to be the ticket number given was for somebody else. *sigh* (First frustration)

There's not so many people queueing, and when it's our turn I have told the lady that the machine says we have checked in. Weird. She managed to print out Mr. Fruitheart's ticket number but not mine. She told us to go and check with the officers in MAS Ticket Office. Waited patiently, the officer checked the booking and waited for half hour. She called again, and told us the issue was.. Enrich redemption point was not enough to buy my ticket. WHAT??!! How could someone booked and not know the points is not enough?? It was already 8am, so we purchased new ticket for RM478! *sigh* (Second frustration)

Our flight schedule was supposed to depart the airport at 9am. We have been told earlier at the counter, our flight was delayed half hour. Before we went to the departure hall, we had light breakfast. Tuna sandwich and mineral water which cost us RM19. Damn expensive!

What could be worse after that? We have to wait for another sixteen passengers which had their flight delayed. They came from Paris.. ooh la la. So our flight actually took off at 10am. *sigh* (Third frustration)

Touched down at 1050am. We had our car already waiting at the entrance. Sorry for being late. We rent a Viva, four days for RM300. It took us 10 minutes to reached the hotel. The check in time was at 2pm, so we went to Kuah for lunch. We had KFC. Then went back to the hotel.

The room was OK. But the swimming pool was not OK, looks like a green swamp where crocodiles lived. Creepy. However, both my boys had their bath there in the cold water.

The 'green swamp' swimming pool
Dinner at Hj Jelani Tomyam. We called it 'kedai awek abang'. There were lots of 'guys wanna be girls', you know what I mean. One even smiled at my small man, and oh boy he was so shy. He doesn't know yet to differentiate 'guys wanna be girls' type of people. We chose the table near the beach so we can see few people para sailing. Food was OK.

Later we had a walk near the shops and stalls by the road side. It was like visiting Batu Ferringi in Penang. Lots of t-shirst, pants, hat and foods too. Bought a Ben 10 flip flop for my small man. One hour waling, we decided to go back. Tomorrow we hope it's going to be a great day, after all the frustrations we had on the half day of the vacation.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

My December Holidays

Today is my last day working for this week. Me and my family will be going on our first family vacation in Langkawi. Me and my small man had never been there, even though I stayed in Kedah for 3 years. Hopefully the weather is sunny.

Image credit to Google

We will be going for 4 days and 3 nights, fly using MAS Airlines. It was actually our wedding gift. A friend of ours was so kind to pay for the flight ticket. Food, accommodation all of course we have to pay for it. Not all supported la.

My small man is really looking forward to this holiday. Mr. Fruitheart too, despite their cough, headache, cold and mummy back pain.. this and that, all of us hope we are in good health for our holiday and after it ended.

So I might not be updating my blog, twitter or facebook as often as usual. Wishing you all a happy holiday, please drive carefully think about your loved one. Have fun! I know we will.

Holiday Tips

The holiday season is here. I am going for my family vacation. Yay! Even though you are/will be having fun, but you must also take precautions. Don't over do, in everything!

Image credit to Google

In this entry, here are few tips for enjoying your holiday:
  • Pay attention to your health
  • Wash your hands OFTEN
  • Travel safely
  • Watch the kids
  • Prevent injuries
  • Eat healthy
Last but not least, enjoy!

My Eleven Personal Commandments

This would not be my new year resolution. Something that I set for myself, at the age of 30. Yes, I know I am getting there.

Image credit to Google

I don't remember all my 2010 resolution, only this saving hard for my wedding. Accomplished that. If I have 2011 resolution, will definitely put it here in my blog.

So here I am doing something else. I came up with this when I was reading an article in Yahoo. About new year resolution. Instead of listing your resolution which sometimes you might not follow, why not make this list?

My Eleven Personal Commandments

Be thankful
With what I have and all that I have been given. Be it something that I was not supposed to have, or I have to have it because it could be something valuable later.

Pray harder
I know at times, I did not fully follow it. Life is short, you know it.

Keep trying
I give up when I am tired of trying and think negatively like 'What's the point trying when you know how the result going to be?' The way I work it out is by doing something else. And let the thing I want to do, just lay there.

Don't sweat the small stuff
My weakness. I tend to be grumpy at times when things even the smallest one did not go my way or the way I want it. That's it, you'll see my-not-satisfied-face or my worse attitude. Silent.

Take care of your body
I know I should take care of my own body. Nobody will do it for me. Sometimes, I forced myself to the max. In every way. It has to stop. Your body needs you more.

Do what you love
I love reading. Find time to read, yeah.. 10 minutes before sleep? Can be for a start.

Listen.Laugh.Love.Let go
Listen to your heart. Laugh to keep you happy, don't stressed out yourself for something that is not worth it, like your WORK. Love yourself more. Let go if things are not meant to be, and let go of the past.

Balance in life
Do I have balance in life? I believe so. But I have to improve. Especially, my time with family.

Don't over do. Don't do more, don't do less
In everything. Especially work. My God! I am too dedicated to it sometimes.

Don't skip your meal
I always do that. Skip my meals, especially lunch. I feel sorry for my tummy. I know, some of my friends would say.. 'No wonder you're so skinny'. Hehe..

Be Fara
I am what I am. I must accept myself, strengths and weaknesses both. I must also accept everyone around me. Remember, there are no other person like you. Everyone in this world is unique. Another person might not do the work like you, might not think like you, walk like you, or like what you love, and some people might hate what you like most.. they're just they way they are.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Where Malaysians Moms Unite? At MBP

Mom Bloggers Planet or MBP, is one of the social networking platform created especially for Malaysian moms. It doesn't matter if you have a blog or not, you can join. And the most important is, it's FREE!

How do I find it? I was trying to look for a suitable title for my blog. I googled 'mom blogger' and MBP listed no five. It's Malaysian! well you know how many bloggers website out there and most of them are not in our country. I started blog walking, jumped tab by tab.. read few articles about blogging tips and hey, not bad at all, I said to myself. So i registered, and liked the fan page on facebook.

Another best part of it is, if you’re from Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand or any tiny corner of the world, you’re most welcome too.

In MBP here are the things you can do:
  • Learn how to make money by blogging
  • Share tips and tricks other successful mothers who already making money with Google Adsense, Nuffnang etc
  • Promote and sell your stuff online
  • Discuss issues i.e in parenting, childcare, pregnancy, marriage etc
  • Find tips and information about blogging etc
  • Share information, passion with some other mothers which have the same interest as yours
  • Ask questions and get help
  • Join contest
1,765 people like Mom Bloggers Planet in facebook and they have 1594 followers! Yay! Hurrah! Join and be part of Mom Bloggers Planet today. Oh.. not to forget there are also daddy, father,' ayah', 'abah', 'papa' bloggers too in list.

Thank You For Taking Care of Syahmie

Not often I hear my small man said something so nice. The first time (I think), he said that to my younger sister who stayed with us for a week. After she left, Mr. Fruitheart told me he said 'Mak su, thank you for taking care of Syahmie.' I knew he said something before I sent my sister to the ERL, but I had closed the car door and could not hear it.

He makes me really proud. He could say something nice as that.

Yesterday also he told me that.. 'Mama, thank you for taking care of Syahmie.' I am touched. Although I had not heard it, because again.. I have closed the car door. Haha.. I don't know why whenever he said that.. the car door closed.

He said that too to Mr. Fruitheart yesterday night after we were back from clinic. Mr. Fruitheart was on leave, and he said.. 'Thank you daddy, for taking care of Syahmie.' I am so proud of my small man. Even though at certain times he's being naughty and did not listened to me.. I still love him, so much!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Diva Darling: December Holiday Giveaway

I am in the mood to join contest and giveaway! Was blog walking and updating my blog entry, saw this on one of my fellow blogger Cadlynn.

I am attracted to all gifts given by Diva Darling for this contest December holiday giveaway. The giveaway is held for their readers as token of appreciation for being their followers and helping them achieved their wonderful year as online shopping website. I just joined today, and what can I say.. few minutes blog walking I was already attracted to their pink layout and fashion tips!

I could end my 2010 with a gift from them. That's a fabulous idea. Pampering myself, yes of course!
Here are what they're giving:

Limited Edition Estee Lauder Pure Lip Gloss Set

Limited Edition Bobbi Brown Crystal Eye Palette

Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Duo Gift Set

OK, the Bobbi Brown gift probably be the last one I would've want. I am not that person who likes to color my eye. Hehe.. Lip gloss yes. Sexy lips! And the body lotion, oh I so love lotion. I have dry skin, and lotion is definitely is a must have item for me. If they actually are giving away lavender.. I double my like and really hope I can win that. If you would like to join, the giveaway ends 31st December 2010. Hurry!

Give Away Domain – Sumijelly & Sekilass

After sometimes only I managed to join this contest by my fellow blogger sumijelly and her sister sekilass. Double S! Hehe..Joining this contest for fun. I think this is the second contest I have joined so far.

Why I want to join? I want to win the mystery gift. If I said that would be ok right Sumi? Hehe.. Although I know winner is chosen based on lucky draw. I don't have the luck with lucky draw ever. Joining a contest is fun. If I don't win any also I am OK with that. The more the merrier right?

The contest begins from 4th December 2010 till 4th January 2011. The reult will beout on 10th January 2011.

Prizes as per below:

First: New domain or renew + 20 pieces of FOOT DETOX
Second: New domain or renew + 16 pieces FOOT DETOX
Third: New domain or renew + 8 pieces FOOT DETOX
Consolation prize 1 : 4 x McD Voucher worth RM10.00 + 6 pieces FOOT DETOX
Consolation prize 2 : 3 x DrinKlip worth RM10.00 + 6 pieces FOOT DETOX
OK, now I have to tag three people. Haaa.. who la am I suppose to tag? Feels like facebook all of a sudden. Will begin my search now.

So, if you want to join this contest please feel free to go to their website:

Sumijelly Give-away-domain
Sekilass Give-away-domain
Good luck! And to me as well.

Updated at 1:15PM. Haha.. sorry I didn't know how to tag people. Was busy searching how to do it. Now I know how. So I have found bloggers that I follow and tagged them:

It Is Going To School For My Small Man

The 'Back To School' season has already started on the first few weeks of school holidays. Plus, it is altogether with the Year End Sale. Shopping! Yeah!We had told our small man that he will only be getting his stuff his school stuff few weeks before school starts. He was OK with it.

12 years ago, it was my my parents who bought me my school stuff. Now it is my turn. Owh how time really flies fast. It feels like yesterday I was sitting for UPSR. Now my small man's turn to enter the big boys school. I know I will cry. Haha.. for sure! Like the first day he went to kindergarten. He even said, 'Mom go home. I will be OK.' At that time I know my baby is no longer a baby.

On Saturday we went to JJ AU to buy his school clothes. It was not so crowded. As usual, not easy to look for his trousers. We always had problems looking for the right waist size for him. He wanted a BEN 10 shoes (yeah boys, if girls they would definitely wants Barbie). No size also. All the smaller sizes were already finished few weeks earlier. We have told him, next time.. (next year of course) we will buy him the shoe he wants. But then if he still likes BEN 10.

Waiting for the sales boy to look for his size
The only thing missing is his 'baju melayu' and red 'samping'. That one too already finished and the stock will arrived next week but not confirmed. Yeah, I know we should have bought it early.

So yesterday we went to another JJ at Bukit Raja Klang and yes, found it. Phew! We spent for all the stuff, clothes, shoes, stationary around RM400. There are no cheap things now days.

All his stuff were inside the bag. He looks like Ninja Turtle!
The next thing we have to buy is his study table. Maybe after we are back from our family holiday this week then we will go search for one. A holiday before he starts school and us after our hard work.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Signs You're a Workaholic

I just read an article in SHINE from Yahoo - New Survey: Signs You're a Workaholic. If I took the quiz 5 years ago, I would be labeled as WORKAHOLIC. Hehe.. Right now, no I am not one. I'm 99% sure.

More to family time, my small man is getting bigger and going to school. He needs more attention than my work does. Although sometimes he really wish mummy would stay at home and play with him. He knows that if mummy didn't work.. he will get no clothes, toys, food or what so ever he wants.
Well, daddy have to agree if mummy to stay at home son.

I used to work more than 8 hours 5 years ago. Plus it's a night shift supporting US. Started my shift at 10PM till 7AM the next morning. If I worked on Friday, I can continue work until 11AM on Saturday morning. And.. I came to work on Sunday too! Too much isn't it? At that time I am a single mother, and all I think was to get more money to support my son. Although I know, money is not everything he needs. He needs his mother.

I even took my 'work' back home, checking my emails. I hardly took any leave, saving it for emergencies like when my son was ill. I have no social life until I met my husband now. Dating la what else.

Much worse at certain times, I do care more about what my bosses or my colleagues would think if I did not deliver more to my work. When I found the work that makes me happy, I'll dedicate my time to it. Sometimes too much time for it. My ex colleagues used to teased me.. she said I am the only person who came to work happy and energetic. Haha.. Well, there are times I am lazy and complaints too.

Picture credit to istockphoto

Sometimes when we met our friends also, after working hours we talked about work. And when working we talked something else, vacation, what to cook.. bla.. bla.. bla.. Surfing facebook, twitter and blogging. (That's me!) Hehe.. All those mentioned above are my way of saying WORKAHOLIC. When we are getting wiser (replacement for older.. haha), it's more family time. Advise for myself, family time does not start at the age of 30.. it started when we have a family.

So 2011 resolution? More vacation!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Everyday 'SEX'

Sorry, my humble apology if this title offended my readers. Did you all notice everyday when you read the newspaper or watched TV you will come across such title 'SEX'? That three letter word of course attracted readers to read further about the story. Some might as well starting to imagining things.
Picture credit to DIY Father
Some of the news about 'sex' involves children at the early age of two. And even a grandfather of eighty years. Have you read the Star newspaper today? The two most viewed stories are Youngsters’ sex video courts controversy and Conman has sex to ward off ill luck. This story was even worse Shocking ‘girlfriends for pills’ exchange.

How cheap a girl or woman can be?? This is really a shame. :( Much ashamed when it involved 14 to 16 years old boys. Teenagers now days are sure extreme. I'm afraid, yes. Read this More teens taking desperate measures

It is really shocking stories. Parents were blamed, teachers, authorities and even the government. Lack of education? The government proposal to introduce sex education in school is one of the steps to help students understand and educate them about sex. What is right, what is wrong.

I do agree with this:
National Population and Family Develop­ment Board human reproduction division (sexuality sub-unit) head Dr Hamizah Mohd Hassan said the Government should monitor abuse of pornographic materials, those published in the media, posted on the Internet and also at entertainment outlets.

Just my 2 cents thought..

Expect The Unexpected

Always expect the unexpected. What to expect actually? Nothing.

We all have them whether we realize or not. Like when we have loads of work, one or two of our work partner is not there. We were left with double joy to complete it.

One minute we are healthy, run here and there. Making jokes with our family then later at night we had trouble sleeping whereby when we woke up tomorrow morning, we had fever. Aha... it is totally unexpected. Could be because we walked when it rained or drink a lot of cold water or the food we ate.

I don't feel OK these few days. Seems things are not the way I want it. Yes, God plans always work, and ours don't. I know that.

What I want actually? *sigh* Tried to become more peaceful with whatever happened in my life currently. Family, work, social life.. everything. Somehow.. there this tiny needle kept on pinching. Ouch!

Here I am writing what's inside. One of those thing I love doing.. write and read. More books? Still reading 'Original Sin' which I thought could finish in two days *grin*.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Why I Still Love Garfield

Garfield, the fat orange cat!

Image credit to Google
He's cute, adorable, fat, chubby, lazy and owh the list goes on. I remember when I was 13, I would want my stuff to be all 'Garfiledness'. Haha.. that's not even a word eh. I have key chain, pillow, mug and stationery's made of Garfield.

Now when I am almost thirty *shhhhhh*, my small man who is going to be seven also loves Garfield. We both enjoyed watching it. And, let me tell you something.. my in laws has a cat. Orange cat! His name is Ringgo, and no.. not exactly like Garfield, but little similar. Hehe.. Sometimes we called him Dodo and Fatty.

This picture was taken today morning before I went to work. He likes to lay there on the kitchen counter with my mother in law, while she was reading newspaper. Before I took the picture, he was laying flat. Just when I hold my phone camera in front of him, he started to pose. Clever huh?


Close up! Few times he got trapped inside a room and cannot go out. He don't even know how to 'Purrrr'.. Hmm.. correct right? Cats 'Purrr'.. There's one time he got locked up inside the closet, and everyone was searching for him for hours. Once the closet door opened, he jumped out. Poor kitty.
 I like cats, but not going to keep them as a pet. Because I don't know how to take care of them. However, I wouldn't want a cat like Garfield.. who eats a lot and lazy! But, I still love Garfield.

From wikipedia:
(Garfield is seen on a laptop, getting ready to type a note. He types in:

Dear Jon,
Life here with you has become unbearable.
I can't stand it in this house another day, so I am running away to join the
French Foreign Legion. Please don't try to find me. Just know that this is what I want, and that it's the best thing for both of us. Goodbye.

(He prints the note on a printer and carries it. Later, Jon spots the note in a fish bowl (in which the fish had already been eaten by Garfield) complete with tartar sauce and a lemon wedge by the fish bowl.)


Monday, 13 December 2010

My Last Wedding Gift

It has been eighty days I am married to Mr. Fruitheart. It was like counting down to our wedding day. Hehe.. How's my life now? Happy I would say. Although sometimes tired and angry and I feel like screaming to both of them.

This story was during weekend. I was supposed to watch Narnia on Sunday, instead I mistakenly looked at the date and thought it was Saturday. Silly me. Ended up I called my friend, Suneeta and had girls day out with her. Mr. Fruitheart and my small man? I asked them to go home. Mummy's turn to go out. Actually it was the first time I went out with my girlfriend since I am married. I know I could not do this activity often like I used to do when I am single.

We watched Social Network. The movie about facebook creator Mark Zukerberg. For me it was OK, since I don;t quite understand it.

After the movie we went for refreshments at Starbucks. Then we headed to Parkson to buy my wedding gift. My last wedding gift! She had asked me what are the things on my wish list that I had not received? I said bed sheet. And she did had looked at my list and said not too the expensive please hehe.. I was afraid that I might asked the expensive one. Jean Perry! So.. here is what I got for my last wedding gift..

Thank you so much Cik Suneeta!

Food Review: Amira Seafood, Nilai

Last Saturday and Sunday has been busy for me. So much to do with little time. I even did not get my afternoon nap. Haha.. I guess I will no longer have much of my afternoon nap after this.

On Saturday night, we went to a restaurant near BB Nilai. Same row as KFC, Pizza Hut and Bangi Kopitiam. Amira Seafood, that's what the restaurant name. My father told me that JJCM host Serina had been there and he said the food is nice.
The front view
To our surprised (me and Mr. Fruitheart) we've been there. But not eat-in, take away some 'tomyam'. We had not received a good service on the first time, so we thought they might have changed. We decided to give it a try. And there were a lot of customers when we arrived. At that time, I have a feeling that food service will be really SLOW.

As expected, the service was slow and the food were late. My small man even cried. He's so hungry.

Mr. Fruitheart also getting bored of waiting. And the first food to arrived was my sister's chicken porridge. I tasted it, and oh not bad.

This was the chicken 'tomyam'. My small man loves it. Rate: 3/5

'Siakap' sweet sour. Rate: 3/5. Thought they would steamed the fish, they fried it instead. Just nice.

'Daging masak merah'. Rate: 4/5. Just nice.
'Telur bistik'. Rate: 3/5. Mr. Fruitheart ordered it. A bit sweet.

As usual, 'kailan ikan masin' as our favourite veggie. Rate: 3/5

Although I believe I ate a lot that night, after one hour I feel hungry again. This has been going for quiet sometime now. Don't know why. Usually I couldn't finished all in my plate, but now I can.. and that's good. But, after awhile I feel hungry again that is not good.

Just a thought, maybe JJCM Serina or some other host can visit this restaurant again for second review. Bangkok Wasabe, is still no 1 in my list! No need for them to go for another review.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Child Abuse Campaign Everywhere

I just knew it only today that facebookers changed their profile pictures to cartoon character to raise awareness of child abuse. Although I have one, but I hardly logged into it these days. So damn busy!

The campaign is quite similar when they had done for breast cancer awareness few months back. We do not know who the first person or the author who started this. It is a good cause for sure. However, some might say like it's going to help end the violence against children. If we did not try, we wouldn't know correct? Facebook is most likely the most influenced social network, where we can get everybody around the globe participated.

In my opinion, all these awareness campaign.. child abuse, breast cancer, road accidents.. you name it.. should not be stopped, should not be put to a limit. People around the globe should be reminded everytime.

In the newspaper today, I read in The Star.. there has been a syndicate luring children to pan for gold in Bau, Sarawak. That is totally unacceptable! Just because they are small, living far away from modernization.. you simply use them and abuse their energy to work for you, some stupid brainless people.

Child abuse, violence against children has to be stopped. I will help with what I have and what I can contribute. Because why.. I have my own child whom I love so much. If I can't help other children, at least I do the best I can to protect my child.

Image credit to unmalawi

Mr. Fruitheart My Dearest

I love you as a faithful wife should,
And do everything for you as I could.

How lucky of me to have you in my life,

You're my best friend in good and bad times.

I love you and only you dear husband,

Our love affair shall never end.

Every warm embrace,

Every smile that I get,
Every single kiss,
My heart melts inside.

I pray that you and me,

Will never be apart,
Till death do us apart.
Sharing the journey of our lives together,
Live, love happily ever after.

A short poem above for my dearest husband..

Image credit to superstock
This note below was sent to me by my friend. A forwarded email..

"In today's world, where the roles of men and woman are changing so rapidly it may be difficult for a husband to figure out his role. A man can no longer expect to be the breadwinner, and come home to a set table with a five course dinner and his pipe prepared next to his easy chair. It has now become standard for a woman to have her own career and for her husband to share in childcare and housekeeping duties. At the same time he is still a husband to a woman who may expect her husband to be ideal example of masculinity and machismo. Balancing what is new and what might always stay the same is a difficult task for a husband."