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Saying Sorry To Our Son

As parents, especially newbies we have never been thought about parenthood or went to class on how to be a good parents. We learned from experience, things told by our parents, practise from other parents do's and don'ts and even learn from expert's articles on the net. However, the result is either positive or negative and might or might not be suitable. Depends on the child, situation and result.

So here we are.. our experience yesterday. Kiddo's school will be organizing a one day trip. He had showed me and Mr. Fruitheart the letter and form that we need to fill in all the details. We have to pay RM55 and it is on Saturday 23rd April. The last date for the payment is on or before 4th April. So we have about five more days to do so.

So yesterday, kiddo had asked us to pay. He force us to give him the money and said if he didn't pay, he cannot go. Since we had not taken out our money and didn't go to the ATM, we decided to give it today. Which is making kiddo fr…


I know I can never escape from disappointments. The only thing others would tell me is that, keep on trying, it's not end of everything and all the encouragement words. It somehow lift the burden, however deep down inside me NO. I can't take it. It's just too painful. I would always say, well it's easy for some people to say, give advise. yes, I do appreciate it. It let me know, people around me cares about me and I have shoulders to cry on.

We have planned something, but it didn't happen. Maybe hope was put too much to it. When we didn't planned it, letting it go with the flow something else happen. Which makes me stressed and afraid to go through it again. I have to admit I am not strong OK. Give up easily huh? Then my personal commandment is useless.

My Today and Tomorrow

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

"The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment..."
~ Samuel Johnson

Story Of A Seven Year Old - Part V

Entri masih dalam BM.. About my funny and smart kiddo.

Cerita 1
Selalu kita memang akan nampak van atau motosikal tiga roda yang jual 'junk food' di luar pagar sekolah kan? OK, cikgu sekolah dah pesan kat semua budak diorang tak boleh beli. Dan, kiddo memang ada cakap kat kite orang yang cikgu akan suruh pengawas amik nama. So, one day I tanya lah dia ada baki tak duit belanja, dia cakap tak de.

Me: Syahmie ade balance duit belanje arini tak?
Syahmie: Tade mama. Syahmie beli keropok kat sekolah pagi.
Me: Eh, bukan cikgu cakap tak boleh beli ke?
Syahmie: Bukan, Syahmie beli kat Abg Zai. Die jual.
Me: Laa, beli kat Abg Zai pun luar sekolah jugak la. Nanti pengawas amik name.
Syahmie: Bukan laaa mama. Syahmie beli dalam bas Abg Zai, bukan luar sekolah.

Mr. Fruitheart: Hahahahahahaha!!

Patut tak I rase malu? Ugghh.. Kalau pegi mahkhamah I kalah kan? Huk huk.. Jadi, terime je lah jawapan selambe die.

Cerita 2
Boleh dikatakan tiap-tiap hari kiddo ade keje sekolah. Selalunye, Mr. Fruitheart yang…

I Am Supporting Earth Hour 2011

Today 26th March 2011, once again we will be celebrating Earth Hour.

It is a global event organized by WWF. More than 4,000 cities in 131 countries will turn off their lights for 1 hour Saturday to mark a global Earth Hour event, a conservation group says. Lights at about 750 major landmarks also will be switched off. - source

I have changed my blog background to support this as well. I chose the sky because I like blue. It relaxes your mind, body and soul just to look at the sweet color. Also, it reminds me about the blue ocean too. How the nature beauty caught your eye attention, indescribable!

Let us support Earth Hour 2011 today.

Nemo Died - RIP

Yesterday, kiddo's orange guppy fish a.k.a Nemo was found dead in the aquarium. Poor fish. As expected, he talked alot about it. He didn't seem to be sad. However, we never know how he really felt inside his heart, right?
The fish didn't moved, so we know it is dead.

Earthquake Hits Myanmar After It Hit Japan

Earthquake Hits Myanmar

Published: March 24, 2011

BANGKOK — A severe earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck a sparsely populated mountain area in the Golden Triangle region of northeastern Myanmar Thursday, but although the tremors were felt over a wide radius, initial reports of damage and injuries were light.

Buildings were damaged near the epicenter in Myanmar’s Shan State and villagers continued to feel aftershocks for several hours, according to an official with World Vision in Myanmar. But reports of any damage and injuries were slow to emerge overnight from the remote mountains and valleys.

The area affected is landlocked, and no tsunami warning was issued.
- source The New York Times (Asia Pacific)

People around the world are still praying for the better and giving help to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Now we were given another one.

I wonder, are we safe? Especially if we're going to vacation out of Malaysia? War here and there. Earthquake. Yes, lots of pe…

Few Simple Ways To Make Your Husband Happy

Happy Thursday peeps. This week went fast doesn't it? Tomorrow going to be Friday, TGIF baby!

OK, since today not so many work and I don't feel like working also (hormone not stabil I guess, mood haywire..haha) I am so free checking my emails. One email from my friend caught my attention.

'Few Simple Ways To Make Your Husband Happy'

A happy husband is a man who feels loved by his wife in all ways possible. In the beginning of a marriage there is romance, intimacy and warmth, but over time these feelings sometimes dissipate. It then becomes essential for a wife to do her part to strengthen the marital bond and to send reassurances her husband’s way that he is special. - source unknown

Beautiful Reception - After returning from work, school, travel, or whatever has separated you, begin with a good greeting, smelling good and physical beautification.

Beautify and Soften the Voice
- Pay attention to the words you use when you speak to him and the intonation of the words.


My Wednesday - The Picture Describe It All

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SPM: Grade 1, Aggregate 21

Huh? What year was that? 1998! Hehe.. OK, that was my SPM result thirteen years ago. I am not sure how they calculate now, the system has changed I believe.

At that time when you get first grade, it was good enough. No I didn't go to any university, just local college to further my studies. And here I am doing good in my life. I have job with big paycheck (let me stress here.. YOU NEED HARD WORK TO EARN MORE). Not kissing your bosses ass.

So bottom line if you didn't get what you targeted, no worries it is not the end of the world for you and I am sure you heard that so many times. As parents yes they always wanted the best for their children. They know you have tried your best.

After SPM it there will always be another opportunity. Time will make you wiser and learn about life. It is not always how many A's you got OK. It is how you manage your life, work and adjust with the environemt. It is how you bring your self.

My two cents story.

Ex-SPM 1998, SMKJ

Pictures and More Holiday Pictures

Random pictures from Kuantan holiday.

P/S: Yes, I don't have any interesting topic to share today.

The Unstoppable Datuk Nicol David

Oops she did it again! She played with her squash, and won the game. (Please sing this like Britney Spears song : Oops I did it again) Hehe.

For seventh time in a row! In the CIMB KL Open Squash Championships at berjaya Times Square on Sunday. According to news, her previous victories in the tournament came in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

As a mother, that inspires me to let kiddo play squash. He can get millions from it, right? Or he can start of with golf. But, don't want him to be a 'cheater' like Tiger Woods.

"It looked like an easy game but it wasn't. I had to work extra hard to not let her play her game," Nicol said after her victory, which was worth US$8,550 (RM27,360). - Source from TheStar

You do the calculation.

I agree to this: if you want to get what you want, work hard!

P/S: Just look at her muscles.

Food Review: My Own Cooking Style

Our weekends usually spent at my parents house. It's like 'balik kampung.. ooOooo.. balik kampung' for us. Although the journey only one hour from Gombak, kiddo still excited to see his grandparents.
This time around, Mr. Fruitheart asked me to cook. Uh oh. He said he wanted to eat 'ayam masak sambal' or some called it 'ayam masak merah'. I am not a professional chef, hey I can cook. No doubt about it. Hehe..
Below are results of my cooking.
Kiddo: Ate two times Mr. Fruitheart: Ok My father: My daughter can cook My mother: Ok My brother: You cooked like mom My sister: Delicious.
Me: Yes!
Kiddo: My mom can cook like 'Junior Master Chef Australia'.

Fruitheart Cares

Dear my beloved readers, as of today I have 25 followers and I would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for following me and read my entry.
Today 19th March 2011 we, Mr. Fruitheart and I established a page in Facebook named 'Fruitheart Cares'. Here's the link
Here how's it work: 1. We will announce which charity org we would like to donate for the month.
2. We will set how many 'likes' we targeted and one like equivalent to RM1.
3. Same goes to twitter, every retweet counts.
4. We will publish the entry about the selected charity org in blog, and every comment counts.
5. We will publish the post once we have made the donation.
Both of us had planned sometime ago to donate some of our monthly earnings to those less fortunate and needy people. The idea to establish this page came from one of our blogger friend who collected donation for Japan. For every comments and retweet about it, he will donate RM1 taken from …

Family Vacation: Kuantan Day 2

You're entering day two of my family vacation in Kuantan.

We had breakfast at 8 am. Seriously, it was average for a hotel like that. After breakfast, we had our fun time in the swimming pool. After two hours, we went back to our room and shower. We drove off to Kemaman, Terengganu. Distance was about 51km. The place is famous for  'keropok' and penyu (turtle).

Journey took us about one and half hour. First stop 'Warung Otak-Otak Che Wan'. We reached there noon and it was lunch time. I was told by Mr Fruitheart this 'warong' is famous for it's otak-otak, sata and keropok lekor.

We had three plates of sata, 1 plate of otak-otak and two plates of keropok lekor. And you can guess who ate the most? Yes, Mr. Fruitheart. Hehe.. He likes it very much. It cost us around RM30 including drinks.

There were also stalls where they served curry mee, soup and porridge (nasi air). We bought some 'keropok lekor' that were sold there. You can see women at the 'war…

Hope For Japan - Pavillion Kuala Lumpur

Bought two t-shirt, one for RM25. They opened up a charity booth in front of Starbucks at Pavillion. T-shirts, mugs, accessories like key chain, bracelet and shoes were sold.

One for Mr. Fruitheart and one for me. If they had sold for kids, I would have bought one for kiddo.

P/S: Our project for something similiar to this is still under construction. It will be out soon.

Special Thank You Entry To PruLady

Remember two weeks ago I posted an entry about ang pow, big money? Aww.. don't remember? So sad. Here's the link, if you want to read it: Someone Did Gave Me A Big Ang-pow!

OK, as you all readers out there know.. almost everyone have insurance. Some even have more than one. If you don't know what insurance is, you might be living some where else not in this world. Kidding! Even if you went to the bank, you would probably see their insurance product am I right? Yes! It is up to you, if you want it or not and if you're able to pay for the monthly payment. It all depends on you. And of course, the insurance that you take - benefits, chargers, terms and condition, diseases covered etcs.

I am not going to elaborate more about it, just that.. I would like to share with you my experience with PruLady Insurance from Prudential. PruLady is tailored for women. I bought the insurance policy in 2006, and I have made two claims so far. First was when I got married last year and secon…

Family Vacation: Kuantan Night Time

Night entry..yes, day one almost over. We went to Tanjung Lumpur for dinner. It is a traditional fishing village located near the mouth of Kuantan river. it is loosely translated into English as the "Cape of Mud'. (Source from Wikipedia).

There were lots of restaurant. We chose 'Ana Ikan Bakar Petai'. It was 6.45pm and the restaurant were already full of customers.

Lucky, we got our seat. We ordered 'tomyam ayam (chicken tomyam), kailan ikan masin (kailan salted fish), sotong goreng tepung (squid battered & fried), lala masak sambal (spicy lala), ikan siakap 3 rasa (3 flavors seabass)'. We wanted to taste 'ikan pari bakar' (grilled stingray), finished already. So disappointed.

Customers can select from variety of fresh seafood-ranging from fishes, squids, prawns, crabs and lala. Once you have picked your seafood, placed it in the basket and they will cook for you. Also, you can choose what cooking method you want, from 'stim (steamed), 3 rasa (3 f…

Family Vacation: Kuantan Half Day 2

Sorry for the long wait for our family holiday entry. Exhausted and yes unpacking luggage is one of the thing I don't like. Continue.

After settling down in our room, we changed into our swimming outfit. No, I didn't wear bikini FYI. Kiddo was the one who was really overwhelmed getting into the swimming pool. He loves it so much. There were already lots of other kids and adults. It is Sunday by the way, and school holidays some more. Making the place quite packed.

We chose a spot right in front of the poolside bar, with a panoramic views of the South China Sea. Weather was really nice and warm. The wind that blows from the sea was cool. I am so loving the moment and I felt like I wanted to build a house by the sea! Dream on.

The hotel management had put up the red flag, meaning we can't swim in the sea. It is not recommended for people to swim when the waves are quite rough and high. It must be from the tsunami that hit Japan on Friday or might be because it is still in the…

Family Vacation: Kuantan Half Day 1

After our last family holiday in Langkawi, we went for our second family holiday. This time we went to west coast.. Kuantan, Pahang. OK, I've been there few years back when one of my friend married in Pekan, Pahang. This time, it was the first time kiddo went there. Yes, he was very excited! At times we do get annoyed because he talked a lot, despite having iPad, iPod and Justin Bieber song.

We left the house at around 9.30pm. Picked my other two siblings at KL Sentral. Yes, this were their first time vacation with me and first time stepped their foot on the west coast. Hehe.. our daddy is not so into long journey.

Along the way, weather was good.. some part was cloudy, hot and rain. Exit Kuantan at 12pm and we went straight to 'Restaurant Wak Sofian (Nasi Minang)' for lunch. We were starving! Price was reasonable and food was a OK. (Not eating much this time).

Next we headed to Hyatt Regency Kuantan, which is near Teluk Chempedak Beach. It is about 5 minutes walk from the ho…

Story Of A Seven Year Old - Part IV : Judo

Entri dalam BM. Maaf ye, memang kalau buat dalam BI tak menarik ceritanya. Hehe..

Sekarang ni lepas je dinner, kalau tak de homework kiddo akan ade sesi mengeja bersama daddy. Kalau buat dengan mama, dia banyak main-main. And, mama jadi 'ibu ketam' plus stress!. Mencubit! Aww..! Aww! Garang huh?

Alkisahnya, kiddo mengeja dah sampai huruf J. Jadi ada lah, ja-ji-ju-je-je-jo. Sampai nak eja perkataan, ade lah contoh perkataan JUDO. Dia pun eja, ju-do.. lepas tu senyap. Dia tak sebut. Daddy pun tanye lah, ape tu? Die boleh cakap jubo. (Jubur?)

Daddy gelak sampai muka merah!

P/S: Harap maklum, cerita bukan rekaan semata-mata.

Story Of A Seven Year Old - Part III : Ko pe hal??

Entri dalam BM. Sebab ape? Nanti kalau story dalam BI, macam kurang kelakar hehe..

Semenjak kiddo dah sekolah ni, macam-macam die cakap. Pandai cakap lah maksudnye. Selalu mesti ade cerite die bile amek balik sekolah. (uish ejaan ayat BM, memang DBP boleh amek tindakan ni)

OK, back to the story.

Kiddo dah pandai cakap.. 'Ko pe hal haa? Ko pe hal?'

Haa.. terbulat lah sekejap mata mama dia ni kan. Mane tak nye, tak de ajar pun die cakap macam tu. Balik dari taska je, die cakap. Tak ke tekejut I. Dia cakap kawan-kawan die cakap macam tu. Bila tanye, faham ke ape Syahmie cakap, die jawab Syahmie dah ingat la. Entah ape yang die ingat pun tak tau.

Dan yang pasti, as parents nak marah lebih-lebih pun tak boleh. Bukan dia sengaja nak cakap pun. Ikut kawan-kawan. Lagi pun, mama ngan daddy dia pun pernah jadi budak jugak kan. Tegur je lah mane yang patut.

2011: International Women's Day

Wishing all women, ladies, mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends and grandma a very Happy International Women's Day!

A little bit of history..
International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on the 8th of March every year.

2011 International Women's Day:

Events are scheduled to take place around the world on March 8, 2011, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.In the United States, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the "100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges", on the eve of IWD.

Sources from Wikipedia.

On our way to work, I have asked Mr. Fruitheart what have his wife done to him so far. His answers..

My wife has changed my flat tummy to round.
My wife has changed my shirt from 15 1/2 to 16 1/2.
My wife has changed my pants from 34 to 36.
My wife has changed my undies from M to L.

That was all his wife…

Food Review: La Chateau de Puah

Have you heard of this place? No? Yes? Yesterday was the first time me, Mr. Fruitheart and kiddo stepped our foot there. It was around 6.45pm. We were on our way back home from Salak Tinggi. Since it's almost dinner time and knowing that my MIL usually don't cook on Sunday, we ate outside.

It was an unplanned visit there. We actually had talked about the place, and so far the review was good. So, yesterday we tried it ourselves.

There were not many people when we came. They opened daily from 5.00pm to 2.00am. They also made available for private functions or event and customers can make early reservations.

They served Malaysian food, western food and also Central Asean food, especially from Uzbekistan. We chose to sat in an open air place, in front of the western kitchen where we can see the Chef cooking.

We can choose to sit in an air condition or open air or dine-in room which is called 'Choy Hona Room' where customers can sit on the floor with a low table.

Are you …