Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Ahoy! Arrr! A Ship as Gift

I have always wanted a ship of my own. Who doesn't want one? If I am super duper rich and famous (ececewah, amin) I want a ship to be named FRUITHEART.

Anyway, this is my own ship. It has the name 'Captain Farah'. A door gift from my company Christmas Dinner they had recently. I wonder if I painted it black, it definitely turned out to be just like The Black Pearl, isn't it? HAHA. Too much Pirates of the Caribbean lah you Fara.

I put it on my office cubical. Now some additional stuff stucked there.


P/S: In my dream world, yes I do have a small ship. With jacuzzi! Ahoy! Arrr!

Delicious Laksa

Yesterday on Xmas day I work from home. I woke up as early as 6.30am to complete my tasks because I planned to cook laksa for lunch. Knowing how slow I can be, worse than tortoise, the ETA to complete is 2 hours.

If I am at Gombak, I am nervous when I am cooking. You wanna know why? I have to present it to my in laws as well. Plus, if my MIL is in the kitchen double the sweat I tell you! HAHA. Panic attack.


However, as per tweet above it shows that my laksa is OK and delicious! Yay me. Pat on the back.

My MIL ate two times during lunch. And Mr. Fruitheart too! Alhamdulillah, sedap. *wide smile* Just that, this time I put less chilies which makes it less spicy and red. Last time, I include the fish bones too which makes everyone almost tercekik tulang.

P/S: I know I can cook! I just need a recipe and enough ingredients and someone to eat. :D

Saturday, 22 December 2012

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy, by Dana Saviuc


15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy, by Dana Saviuc

1. Give up your need to always be right.
~“Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?” Wayne Dyer.

2. Give up your need for control.
~“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu

3. Give up on blame.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk.
~“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs..
~“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind” Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining.

image credit to http://www.quotesdonkey.com/tags/complain-quotes/

7. Give up the luxury of criticism.

8. Give up your need to impress others.

9. Give up your resistance to change.
~ “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” Joseph Campbell

10. Give up labels.
~ “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer

11. Give up on your fears.
~ “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. Give up your excuses.

13. Give up the past.


image credit to http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/letting-go-quotes

14. Give up attachment.

15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations.


P/S: A note to self, you need to stop holding on let loose a little. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Movie Characters In Real Life (16 IMAGES)

I was looking on pictures uploaded by my friends in facebook, until I caught something that is too cute!

It seems like the smaller version of the big blue Monster Inc, Sully. I'm imagining baby girl wearing this on Halloween. Eh, not celebrating it HAHA. But maybe on her birthday, HAHA. I can't handle cuteness, I must say.

http://www.funny-pics-space.com
Check out picture no. 13. The girl version of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) from Twilight. Oh and the overload cuteness of the girl who's face like Dora and Boo from Monster Inc. Agagaga!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Maybank School Holiday Fun Tour 2012 at Publika

I logged on to Maybank2U website today and found this.

Maybank invite all of us to join them at their Maybank School Holiday Fun Tour 2012, from 14th to 16th December 2012 at Publika, Kuala Lumpur.

Activities:
1. Coloring contest
2. Singing contest
3. Famous Cartoon Character Appearances - Boboi Boy
4. Magician and Clown


Do wear your sports attire since there will be Mini Rock Climbing, Mini Slum Dunk, Smash Game (badminton), Hole in One Mini Putter challenge, Penalty Shoot Out and many more. As always, when there are games there will prizes. Yippe!

Click here for more info.


P/S: Maybe we will be going to Publika, or maybe not. Depends on Mr. Fruitheart's mood.

Kitchen Cabinet and Quotation Hunting, Renovation Cost

The stage that I don't like - waiting for quotation. Having to check several different quotations and the hassle plus headaches.

Our new house does not have kitchen cabinet, not even the base or top surface and NOT EVEN a sink! Empty. Both of us have been searching on the Internet for kitchen cabinet contractors for about 3 months. We even went to the Home Decoration Exhibition (HOMEDEC) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) to survey on the prices and services.

First choice was Senihias.com. I'm very impressed with their kitchen cabinet designs and work. I just love it. Their website also provide good info on how to choose the material and measurement. The issue with it was, I have to chase for quotation. :( That's a total turn off for Mr. Fruitheart.

Next, Mr. Fruitheart gave me a quotation from CLS Kitchen Cabinet. Price was almost the same as Senihias.com. However, I did some survey about CLS, and hmm.. not a good one. You can search for the review in a forum.

We went to Kitchen Plus in Damansara Perdana. A bit expensive. Their showroom is big and they have nice designs.

One night I did a research on google. I tried every keyword, kitchen cabinet 2012, kitchen cabinet Malaysia, kitchen cabinet murah, etcs. And I found this blog - kitchen kabinet dan kos pengubahsuaian dapur. The owner blogged about Artak Kitchen, which is now known as Intech Kitchen Sdn. Bhd. I'm so influenced by the girl's story. HAHA. So I sent them an email and got a reply the day after. Reasonable price.

At that time however, we were waiting for a revised quotation from Senihias.com. After second phone call, we didn't get it and I told Mr. Fruitheart, I wanted to go with Artak Kitchen. That's when my FIL mentioned about his long trusted contractor, Yop and had invited him to talk to us. And, he also introduced this Pakcik Mad Nor who had his own factory and is very reliable in making kitchen cabinet. If I am not mistaken, his experienced is more than 10 years.

We set an appointment and on the same weekend, went to the house and did some measurement. There. We have found or contractor. So the renovation begins.

If you are wondering the price they quoted me, it's around RM9000 to RM10,000. The expensive part of a kitchen cabinet is the top. Solid surface, melamine, granite that's the material.

Follow your budget, do some research, get 2 or 3 quotations. Remember that you spend a lot of money on it and make sure it meets your requirement and you satisfied.

P/S: I hope my kitchen cabinet turn out to be well build.

Our New Home - Renovation Part I

I am so excited. Actually all of us, me, Mr. Fruitheart and kiddo. Finally we have our own house. The feeling of excitement, ahhh.. don't know how to describe. It's a condo which we bought in TTDI, Damansara. MAS KIARA Residences.

The first stage of course a little renovation to the new house. Painting, installing kitchen cabinet and built-in wardrobe and additional plug points. We have also asked the contractor to do the hacking for air-cond copper and wiring etc before we move in. A lot of work I would say.

They started the renovation work on Monday. And on Wednesday we stopped by after work to see what's going on.


Measuring, cutting, knocking, screwing.. This is not a well known kitchen cabinet contractor like Signature Kitchen or Kian Classic. This contractor was introduced to us by my FIL's friend. I'll share the story of how we asked for quotations maybe in my next entry.


In my opinion and suggested by Pakcik Mad Nor, we need to have the double sink and also double tap. In case Mr. Fruitheart is busy washing dishes, I can wash my hands on the other side.


We have always want to have and island in the kitchen. Since our kitchen is not big, so we asked for a bar instead. And I told Mr. Fruitheart I want a red chair. Not any other colour. Demand huh?


Both of us were so busy, and we asked the Pakcik to buy the kitchen hood and hob too. So he bought ELBA. I can't wait to cook! HAHA.

We will do a checking this weekend to see the progress. Stay tuned.

P/S: Moving in and out is tiring, I can feel the heat now.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Smart Phone: Yes or No

English is said to be the international language, right? No? I am surprised when some people who likes to explain or makes thing complicated, for simple stuff.

How many of you like to fill in details in a form? I know Mr. Fruitheart doesn't like it. So I have to do it for him, if I am with him at that time. Or if he can take the form back home, he would do it. *grin*

So here I am, complaining this small thing. It's a simple instruction.

PLEASE TYPE YES TO CONFIRM THAT YOUR SMART PHONE HAS IOS VERSION 6 OR GREATER; OTHERWISE TYPE NO.

In fact, some smart phone users are not SMART after all.

They type: As per email received, I am using a smart phone now and would like to have the application running to ensure I can complete my tasks.

Another one: I was given a smart phone and was told to order this application for my work.

And another one: Since you are the one who provided the smart phone to all users, you tell me what version I have.

Of course, I have to ask them politely to check on their phone and let me know the version. Why can't they just typed YES or NO?

Image credit to http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/n/new_phones.asp

P/S: How am I not getting my stress level to the end of my hair like this?

Kenduri Akikah Nur Leia Arissa

Entri tertangguh. Sepatutnya update selepas kenduri, tetapi gambar ada pada jurugambar yang terpaksa pulang ke universiti. Jadi, perlu tunggu sampai jurugambar balik baru boleh upload. Jurugambar ialah adik ipar I.

Majlis akikah I buat di kampung, Banting. Pemilihan buaian dan katering dibuat dua bulan sebelum majlis. Agak kelam kabut dan panik bila nak nak dekat hari majlis. Rasa macam nak buat kenduri kahwin OK! HAHA. Over sangat mama.

I ambil pakej Wafri Collections Buaian Berendoi. Banyak juga I survey dan hantar email sana sini. Nak yang terbaik dan berpatutan untuk baby girl kan. HEHE. Sekali tu ternampak lah beberapa gambar berendoi baby Marion Caunter. I like!! Cantik sangat, warna gold. WOW! Entah berapa lah harga nya kan. HEHE. Mr. Fruitheart dah pesan awal-awal, buai nak yang cantik. Errr.. Jadi I pun kena lah cari dan tunjuk. Dah boss besar yang membayarnye kan. :D


Pakej English Cradle Kayu Swing, menjadi pilihan. Oleh sebab baby girl, maka I ambil pink. Yay! Asyik pink je mama ni. Nak ambil warna lain, purple tapi nak kena tempah baju warna sama lagi kan. Dah lah masa tu baru lepas raya, mana sempat nak tempah. Beli ready made pun belum tentu ada saiz. Tambahan pula, lepas deliver baju semua mana muat. (Alasan)

I cukup berpuas hati dengan servis Wafri Collections. Cuma tu lah tak sempat jumpa tuan empunya. I kat KL jadi ayah I je yang uruskan.

Seekor kambing untuk anak perempuan. I ambil daripada Umm Baraqah. Servis memang memuaskan. Kambing golek jadi pilihan, suka betul Mr. Fruitheart. :D



Majlis dibuat hujung September 2012. Alhamdulillah, berjalan lancar cuma.. baby girl menangis kuat. Rupanya, dia tak suka ramai orang. Masa nak potong rambut dia menjerit-jerit nangis. Dan impian nak membuai dia dalam buaian cantik, mimpi je lah mama. Sobs sobs.


Mula-mula dia OK, lepas tu tengok ramai orang keliling dia mula menangis. Lepas tu dengan kurang tidurnya lagi kan. Memang sangat cranky. Bulat mata tengok sekeliling. Mama dengan daddy harus lah senyum, walaupun dalam hati.. Baby girl, please don't cry. Please behave.

Dan penat menangis, masuk bilik terus tidur.

Selepas semua tetamu balik, baru lah baby girl senyum dan dapat bergambar. Dah siap tukar baju pink tu ke baju putih. Berpeluh punya pasal.

P/S: Mr. Fruitheart cakap, nak lagi sorang anak. Err.. err.. Tempoh masa untuk dapat baby Ogos dah terlepas. Jadi, tahun depan kita cuba lagi. Ohoiiiii.. selamat. *senyum lebar*

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Big Bad Wolf

First time I heard about it was on twitter. And I thought it was something that got to do with porn. HAHA. What triggered me? Bad. Wolf.

Aaaaooouuuuuuuuuu! Love the car!
Last weekend we went to the BBW book sales at MIECC. I read in twitter (did you see how much influence twitter is on me?) the queue to pay was loooonnngggggg. I hate long queue! Plus, it's on weekend and I know the place will be crowded. Baby girl and my sister tagged along with us. Surprisingly, she was OK for half hour. After that, she needs her milk and started crying. Wuwu.


The boring daughter


Few books that we bought for the three of us.
I can't find any Malay story books for kiddo. Or maybe I haven't go around every inch of the place. But there is a signboard 'Malay books'. For novels actually. If they have Malay novels, they should have childrens malay storybooks, not just English. I hope they can have it next time.


And above two were for me. Not gonna finished it within two days, or even one week. Used to do that, but now not anymore.

As it had been told, there were 3 mil books this time. That's a lot! Oh and too bad we didn't bring any travel bags, or trolley. I took one of the box under the table. HEHE. After all, they're gonna put it in plastic bags aren't they? Lucky it was not 'NO PLACTIC BAG DAY'.

There were parents who put their books inside their child's stroller. Good idea, more books! And not to forget those people who brought their travel bags, like a huge one. Looks like they're going to have a book party.


Image credit to Khairil Anuar @KhairilAnuar twitter's


This picture caught my eye. It happened to every books sales aren't they?

P/S: I heard there will be another books sales in January. Another round of shp till I drop maybe?

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

5 Minutes Before You Die

Yesterday on our back home, Mr. Fruitheart had asked me a sensitive question that made me eyes opened up it's pipe. In case you're wondering what it is, yes tears on my eyes. Uwaaa!

He asked me, 'What do you think 5 minutes before you die?' I directly answered my sins.

He asked me again if there are any other thing. I said no.
And he asked me about my children. Don't I think about them?

Terus keluar air mata. Sentap kot. He knows his wife so well, I am very super sensitive when it comes to my children. Ahh.. actually I am just a sensitive type of person like that.

Mr. Fruitheart had this conversation with his good colleague that made him think. He sent one video, which I do not know what it is about (or I forgot, he did told me). His friend said, he would want to know if his children get a good spouse. And my husband asked why is that and he explained with examples. *smile*

Well, as parents they were the one who have been protecting their children, giving and providing them all they need and loving them. So, before the parents shut their eyes they want their children to have someone good who can take care of them when they're gone.

So how to get someone good? He said, of course your children will have to mix with good people, in a good environment, go to good school, get good job and the list goes on. See I forgot what else, but you get the idea right?

If your child mixed with mat rempit, what he will be? A mat rempit also kan? Or minah rempit playing snooker at Q Club at 3 am in the morning.

Oh by the way, his good friend is almost 50 years old and have a lot of experience in life I would say. He did mentioned to Mr. Fruitheart, slowly teach your children. Every child is different and need different approach.

P/S: I think about my children everyday. I love my family and want the best, with all I have now.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Unwell Children

New week it is. December, another 27 days to 2013. Had rough time last week. Both my children were unwell. Baby girl had fever after her jab, which I did expected it. However, she also had rashes all over her body. That sure scares me at first. I thought it was a dengue fever, or chicken pox. Turned out it was just rashes. Due to her fever, the rashes came out. I don't even expected that to happened after her jab. She didn't get it for her previous one.

As for kiddo, he complained of headache Friday morning. No fever at that time. He was fine the day before. We brought baby girl to see the doctor on Friday but didn't checked on kiddo as we thought the headache will go away.

On the evening, he vomited. Like a lot! He drank plain water, it came out. He hardly ate. Both of them slept with me that night. So the mommy had to take care their babies while daddy slept in front of the TV. *smile*

And that night he vomited three times. Habis muntah atas comforter, kain pelikat dan tuala. And guess who's going to clean all that?

So the next morning, he vomited again. That's it. To the hospital we go I said. He was sent to the emergency room as the doctor was on the floor due to emergency case. One doctor came and checked on him, he suspected kiddo had migraine. MIGRAINE!! OH MY GOD! How can he get it that young?? They also did a brain CT scan on him. Thank God, everything was a OK in there.

He was admitted waiting for further check up by his usual doctor, Dr. Kishore. They gave him med to ease the pain and fever which made him sleep. He stopped vomiting.

Dr. Kishore came, checked on him, gave med and asked him to rest. He also suspected kiddo had migraine. After he left, kiddo fell asleep and after an hour he woke up crying. He heard the 'beep, beep' sounds and was totally freaked out like he saw a ghost. That was the first time I saw he was so scared. His face turned white! I hugged him, to keep him calm. Tears came down my face. :(

In the evening he was a bit OK and can eat. No vomiting. Only fever and headache. I slept beside him that night.

The next day, doctor came and checked and said if he had do some jumping here and there or he had bumped into something hard. And then he asked if there are iPad, computer games at home. I said yes. AHA, now we know. You have too much of those, Dr. Kishore told kiddo. We laughed.
So, doc asked to wait for one more day to monitor on his progress. He told kiddo no gadgets for one week, only TV. Kiddo nodded.

Well.. well.. Yes, as per google kids do get migraine. Hmm.. I blame myself of not taking care of him, letting him played with it the whole day during this school holidays. Bad mummy.

He was discharged on yesterday after lunch. He looked active like usual. I did a list for him today before I went to work. What he needs to do at what time and I know he will follow it. He is one good boy.

Getting ready to leave the hospital. He's bored and missing his little sister.

P/S: I hope and pray, that will be the last time we overnight in the hospital. It was like 3 days 2 nights of sick holidays.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Frustration

Another life ramblings by me. I know we have friends who we can talk to, we have family members who we can share our tears and we have our partner to complaint to.. but somehow, there are times when I think I don't want to talk. I just want to write.

Image credit to fanpop.com

Sometimes, I just want to let my frustrations out. And no, do not reply to it. That's all. I just want someone to listen or read. Once I let it all out, fuhhhh... LEGA like that. Relief!

I am frustrated. I feel like people take me for granted. I give my best in doing things and stuff, but why aren't I getting the same? But when I did not give my best, they complained. But when I complained about them, they just smile. Making me annoyed some more. All the best I can do, just shut up and sit down quietly. And then they started to ask why am I so quite. I feel like giving them my middle finger as an answer. At one time, I feel like slapping someone really hard.

I am tired. Really tired. I know people are no mind readers. Some things not need to be told and you know you have to do it. I keep on telling myself, 'Others cannot do stuff like you do, better do your own.'

P/S: Frustrations, let's break up. We've been together for too long.