Monday, September 29, 2008

Hi

Dear me, its almost Raya...

Mom has made rendang- the famous rendang limpa paru - I will only pick out the paru cause I love them.

Kids tengah pack baju-3 baju kurung, 4 day clothes and 4 pajamas ok kids. Pack in own bag ok. Towel and telekungkung. toiletries. Panties. Jangan lupa lak sbb tak interchangeable.

Duit raya- dah tukar. Orang pakai lagi tak RM1 ? I'm sure orang pakai right....or is RM5 the new RM1- I know RM50 feels like RM10 these days.

Husband's baju melayu and Jojo's - done.

Tengah nak hantar package to bro in Japan. Fedex said can do but subject to custom's allowance. Apparently tak leh say its personal. Can say its' gift" . Strange, another consultant from Fedex said must say its personal. Alahai kueh raya je bang oi.... (wrapped in rendang can or not)

Bila nak bertolak to Kluang ni...mesti ramai yang akan be on the road ni.

To all and sundry..enjoy the last few days of fasting.....and again, Selamat Hari raya...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Tonsils are At it again

Boy,tonsillitis at 40 is noooo joke. Dulu doctor suruh buang, but mom was against it (thank god). Hubby could not believe that adults get tonsilitis ..until he saw the 2 red thingy that sat nicely in the throat.

I am feeling soooo much better than yesterday and the day before. The day before, I was shivering, joints were aching, slightly sore throat . Yesterday, I was sleeping 20 hours, incredibly sore throat, felt like I swallowed a barbed wire ball, and threw up several times. I even missed the klang division Sudin family break fast (I'm the Deputy VP and special advisor) - the buka puasa I had at my house was for the Ampang division heh heh. Sorry guys.

As I was in bed 247, my kids took turns hugging me, and Sophia said I was the best thing that happened in her life and please don't pass away (!). Awwww. She made me milo (and she was fasting).

Hubby refused to take me to the clinic, but instead bought me superduper expensive antibiotics which is not available in GH and all because I am allergic to penicillin. I insisted that he kept me company (bila lagi nak ngada ngada)- which is bad of me as now HE is complaining of aching joints.

Mom and Dad came over too ! Boy if only I was not too miserable to enjoy the attention. I don't get this sick often you see, last time was a year ago. Normal demam biasa lah, but seriously "I can't be bothered to live" kind of demam- rarely. Last time dad even massaged my foot in an effort to alleviate the headache the natural way. See, my dad is wonderful underneath his roughness (he is the "DO it because I am your dad and I'm telling you" kind of dad) . You just got to be weak and very sick to see it. heheheheheh...

Ok now that I am better, (although I still have that barbed wire thingy stuck in my throat disguised as a tonsil) I can get cracking at the new instruction we got! Makes it all worthwhile , all this marketing thingy, when you actually get a chance to prove yourself. The only snag is we need to work tomorrow and Monday- takpa takpa... ni dugaan...

Byee and have a Selamat Hari raya....

Friday, September 26, 2008

I have caught Johan's cold. Johan has been acknowledged to be officially sick and not "mengada-ngada" (playing it up) or making it up. He has been down since last week, but then he'd perk up so we would send him to school. He has been exceptionally whiny and clingy.

So 2 nights ago his fever flared up....Hubby finally had to take him to the GP. He insists it will settle soon and its just viral...Amidst my mumbling of "I should have married a paedeatrician", we drove to the nearest GP and was chastised by my auntie the doctor - WHY HAVE I NOT BROUGHT HIM EARLIER. Johan's throat is inflamed and ears pun and he has huge glands. And after 2 weeks he was not settling down.

So he's staying at home lah...nampak segar je?? PS2 and Internet, mana tak segar...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

the Dopod

THE DOPOD.

The other day my husband bought me a new phone. Or rather, a "new to you" kind of phone lah. It's a Dopod with loads of facilities and keys and even a pencil.

By the 2nd day I was ready to throw it in the bin. Nak panggil susah, nak retrieve calls susah, nak tulis message susah and tiba-tiba hang. And the battery habis sooo fast especially since my kids play "bubbles" tetris on it. When it died on me on the verge of me making an important phone call that was IT. I don't care if its changgih, all I want is to do is call and receive SMS . After the urgency died, I spent some time learning how to use it- (tu yang tension tu...kena belajar) and I had fun with it. I was beginning to like it.

However the next day, my husband, thinking that I hated the phone, took it, and gave me his phone. Now he is loving that phone- and is always keying things in and checking things out.

So padan muka I lah. Nak tell him I like it, I was the one complaining soooo loudly that I want a simple phone.... heh heh...

The fight.

Semalam si Sophia kunci pintu , gaduh dengan Sara. Mengikut sumber-sumber CNN yang boleh dipercayai, (dahlia, and Ningseh), mereka menjerit-jerit dari petang, and Sophia ended up banging her door merajuk.

I memang pantang my kids lock the door- tak leh tau..

Anyway after a while I found out it was because - Sophia asked Sara what she thought of the names she has chosen for her children in the future...and Sara said she did not like it.

So Sophia cried.

????

Nur Aishah Azalea- is the name. Macam pernah dengar je ni....

A bit premature eh?
Dup dip dup dip dah nak habih dah puasa ye..

I still have to:

1. change duit raya- RHB kata not ready until the 24th- ish penat je beratur

2. beli baju raya..yups tak buat lagi

3. beli tudung raya for the aunties- thanks to Royalshoppingarcade yang sanggup melawat opis I ni...and leaving loads of her ECPC tudung.. RSA, like I told you...i ni ada gak hati nak pakai tudung....sebab i cute pakai tudung - hahahahah uweeekkkkkk perasan sorang sorang...!!! Hee hee! - sebenarnye sekarang tengah dilema antara i yang nak, bapa yang mendesak dan suami yang menggeleng....alau boleh biarlah suami 150% rela kan....ni dia ingat I macam makcik ...heehehehehehe.....insyallah next year bila dah 40 ok tak..sementara tu bila occassion merits it I akan menyarung tudung ...jangan judge ok.....

4. do I have to do the ganti curtain etc? cause I belum buat lagi

5. Service kereta

6. think about the cats..what to do with them for one week that we will not be around ye??

7. beli kueh raya..today i picked up 2 tarts from a friend, 5 tarts from another friend, 2 cakes (1 cake dapat free- thanks Irms!) and kat rumah melambak cornflakes dan butter dan tepong konon konon nak buat...biler tu ye???

8. collect baju raya...today boleh collect! yayayyay! selalunye makcik tailor tu tunggu saat genting baru siap...

ok client dah sampai..

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Do

I have no pics of yesterday's do.....

which is a pity because everyone brought so much food! Ahem- thank you to :

1. Mak Buntat for your beriani and the delicious lauks,and the mihun

2. Mak Mas for the KFC

3. MakZah for the Singapore Stew and the homemade bread

4. Sisinlaw Zu for the paiz ikan, pecal AND trifle

5. Izan for the putu ma-yummy

6. Sisinlaw Ati for the roast chicken percik

The food was just nice, not too much and not too little..What was fun was the fact that got to meet and chat...and what was a bit segan for me as tuan rumah is the fact that as rumah I depan sangat dengan masjid,orang lalu lalang pi masjid dok tengok lah..heh heh..sapa laah yang buat parti malam malam 10 ramadan ni...heh heh

Thanks everyone! And next project- Adom family trip-

- planning to go to Cameron Highlands on the 16th to 18th November - sekolah cuti...mula2 my immediate inlaws but then why not extend to the other members of the family...
Anyone else interested? We can go book apartment or house or what....

Ok tata...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

kak Kiah Mengomel untuk AI

Drama sungguh kan politik sekarang? Kalah Ugly Betty atau Dynasty lah...

Saya rasa kan...party yang nak jadi sangat berkuasa tu kan, "man man" lah...you try dulu lah...dah dapat 5 states kan. Boleh ke, tidak. Tak boleh, kata Federal Gomen block. Boleh, of coursse you all yang terror kan. Kitorang pun tak berapa sure kitorang suka kat you all ke apa. Haritu kitorang ambik you all, sebab kitorang dah rimas dengan perangai yang ada sekarang ni...ingat you all tau lah fakta tu...

Aleh aleh, you all nak control the Gomenlak..eh? Cara seludup seludup lak..Walhal haritu you all yang sebok kata gomen sekarang corrupt dan juga underhanded. Memang le gomen ni corrupt, politician dia terang terang nama "KURUP" hahaha tapi...at least dia menang majority fair and square.

You all buat macam ni, nampak you all tamak dan , frankly, tak cool lah. tak credible tau. I yang baik baik macam terattracted kat you all., macam menyampah terus sebab you all tergopoh gopoh. Uncle I Pak lah tu berbuih suruh concentrate dengan ekonomi etc ...orang buat dono je

Camana you all boleh kata you all "keadilan" kalau ambik MP yang defect? MP jenis apa pulak tu yang sekejap nak party ni, sekejap nak party tu? You nak ke orang macam tu rule you..politician mesti pikir nak power je


Anyway KakKiah ni takut sebenarnye...50 tahun kita membina maruah bangsa (bangsa bangsa ok) and maruah di persada dunia..cehwah ..senang je sekarang di kategorikan seteruk THAILAND..

eee malu takut, gundah, tak senang hati...tak suka lah! kesimpulannya..I taknak lah you masuk rumah jadi ketua ok AI? not until we see what your present kuncu kuncu can do with their 5 states. Relaks ler..

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Celebrity Bloggers?

Ooh I just heard that Najib has his own blog.

Of course it is so the very changgih. And got video, of him welcoming the readers to his site and welcoming all views etc. I tell you, he'd better hang on to his day job cause he's a crap actor hahaha. Takpa...the intention is pure . I say, ABOUT TIME, mate! There must be fairness in everything , and in the blogworld so far the famous has been the opposition. Hey, I am as against corruption as the next guy, and I am for fairness and tolerance ok, but reading some of the blogs out there, makes me wonder which Malaysia they are referring to and why they feel so miserable in this wonderful country we live in. Call me naive, call me foolish, but I am thankful everyday that I am born in THIS country and face it, I don't have anywhere else I can say I came from what...hmm perhaps Pakistan where my moyang came from? Or Jawa where my other moyang came from?

Anyway I love reading CHEDET - he is one heck of a character our Tun is. When he was ruling, he was the Dictator, now that he is replaced by the Diplomat, they want him back. They say that if the Dictator was around, no such dissent in the party would exist. He-LLO? Don't you remember the New Umno lah, etc? Anyway they have got a point, Our Pak lah is an adorable uncle but he is NOT the Terminator...or the "Tun" minator.

What impresses me abt Chedet is his clarity and his ability to express his thoughts in the simplest possible way. And his views always make sense. Kira ada class lah, if nak bertekak dengan say, George-head-in-the-Bush (mampus aku kena ni karang)..

Another thing abt his blog is - the commenters! Ada yang puji melambung..ada yang tulis panjang panjang. They refer to him as "Ayahanda" .. Ada yang tinggal komen like "Yay I'm the first!" (referring to their comment) eee...ni lah Tun, generasi kita.

Anyway..like him or not, he is a compelling person.. And one I hope we can learn from. Takda ke orang nak publish his blog?

As for Najib- haaa bersiap sedia lah ko.....orang tak lapik lapik ok...

Computer Game Addicts

My kids, aside from fighting over food, also fight over whose turn is it on the computer.

Yes, they have devised this system of "turns" so their fight will be- so and so has overtaken her turn, and the so and so will say, yes, because you dah bangun, and the first person whose turn dah kena curik will say, eh I went to the toilet only...and so on and so forth

Kadang-kadang naik fedup.

Today, sorang lagi join in the fray- mummy.

Mummy sekarang addicted to this search and find games- Husband has downloaded LOADS of these type of games - and others (tapi suruh budak belajor!) anyway now mummy berebut dengan kids sebab mummy punya turn lah and they want to sebok.

You know tak the game that I'm talking about.It's usually a quest to find jewel lah, solve a case lah, and every scene you visit will be cluttered with stuff, among these stuff, you have to select and find certain items. Yang tak masuk akal pun ada, say, kapal atas ceiling or what.

It's fun, and my daughters will sit next to me pointing at the stuff( kena marah pulak sebab touch the screen). I sampai dah cross-eyed dah, mencari those tiny stuff.

But of course, we do want them outside..inhaling "fresh" air..tapi fun jugak lah main komputer ni...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Temper Temper

Yesterday, 10 minutes to buka puasa, I was upstairs when I heard a loud crack. Then,my husband yelling very very loudly- I rushed downstairs and saw-

Sara and Sophia crying, a plate lying in a thousand pieces (habislah corningware aku- nak kena pi states ni nak carik!), and a red faced husband yelling at them. It turned out , that Sara had put a drumstick on her plate , and Sophia took it, saying she had "booked" it. Sara said she was telling Sophia that there was another drumstick in the kitchen and she accidentally knocked the plate. Dad was livid, and yelled and yelled and even raised his hand as if he was going to slap the children.

Ish ish ish..nak buka puasa pun gaduh? I told them, no drumstick for either of them. And to the dad, I said...eh , relaks la..they all gaduh nanti they all baik balik, you trauma sangat ni buat apa?

(Well, to be honest , I was nowhere near that nice- I was yelling- don't you raise your hands to my kids! They're 9 and 11 and you're 41! Who should control our temper here!- heh heh)

I truly believe that there are other ways than being violent or hitting- although I don't categorise smacking as hitting- it's hard to control kalau tengah naik darah, but once I hit in anger, I find I cannot stop. The child will be staring at you horrified that you are that angry. Husband is unrepentant as he said occassionally he needs to show them that he can get THAT angry. Hmmm...ye ke. The kids were sobbing sampai takda suara- kesiaaaaannnnnn.

Half an hour later, theboth of them were giggling together abt something, the feud allready forgotten. Tulah I kata....kita yang trauma...depa ok.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The BukaPuasa

Hi...how was your weekend?

Mine was rather hectic..

(By the way, I have deleted an earlier rant against the hubby ...rasa macam over react lak...Lagi pun it fizzled out that day itself.. I tak nak tegur dia, dia pun tak tegur I ..last-last I boring takda kawan nak borak so kena lah berkawan balik. Anyway he did say sorry he thought he can just "nip into" the shop. My husband tu kaki shopping actually, mana boleh sekejap je.But anyway we made it up)

Anyway this weekend was a Sudin clan reunion cum buka puasa. DadofFourPlusOne's wife supplied the nasi briani udang for the classy touch, otherwise it was nasi puteh, ayam goreng rempah, sambal tempoyak petai , sambal sotong, kangkung belacan and kari daging, and sayur kacang boncis and udang, and ulam ulam and sambal belacan (that was from ME)

My cousins and aunties came with sambal udang (thanks Intan), sambal ikan tenggiri (thanks Auntie Dah), sup tulang, murtabak,(Both from neighbour) caramel pudding, (Thanks Rina) brownieAmy (YUMMM), Macaroni and sambal tempe goreng (both from Auntie Nita, thanks), and masak lemak pucuk paku berudang from my mom! Thanks everyone... - eh macam award ceremony lak.

Tak termention kueh mueh which was : Apam merah, kueh talam, lepat pisang, tepung pelita, karipap my mom, popia basah, and agar agar cendol.

Mak datok!! I am so impressed with myself sebab first time buat sambal tempoyak berpetai and orang kata sedap (perasannnnn kejap) And for the first time my husband tak masak apa apa...selalu he is the Majordomo chef in the kitchen.

Phew that was fun. Habis malam dekat pukul 1 gak. Ada family meeting after that, siap tukar committee baru, ambik minutes, etc. Sudin clan ni sekali sekala jumpa, dashat!

Next week we are inviting his family - the Adomian clan ok ! We will call you individually, don't worry! But it's' 20th and hope you can come.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Duromine- Wonder Slimming drug??

Someone told me she uses this drug to lose weight. I googled it and here is some info- YIKES!!

This is from the website: http://www.duromineinformation.com/info/duromine-side-effects.html


Duromine is used to reduce body weight in obese or overweight patients. As with any medication, there is usually some side effects that are associated with the product. The typical side effects are an increase in blood pressure and heart rates. (LIKE I NEED THAT)

There is also the possibility that it could also cause restlessness, insomnia and heart palpitations. There is also the possibility that duromine may cause physical and psychological dependence.

Duromine Short Term Side Effects

All medicines can have side effects and this may occur with the normal use of Duromine. Duromine may make you feel more awake than usual. You may have trouble sleeping.

More Common Symptoms
Insomnia (USEFUL IF YOU ARE DOING WORK)
Increased blood pressure
Irritability
Nervousness
Sense of well-being


Less Common to Rare Symptoms
Blurred vision
Change in sexual desire
Clumsiness
Confusion
Diarrhea
Dizziness
Dry mouth
Headache
Irregular heartbeat
Nausea or vomiting
Psychosis
Skin rash or itching
Stomach pain
Tiredness
Unpleasant taste
Possible Overdose Symptoms
Confusion
Convulsions (seizures)
Dizziness
Fast Breathing
Fever
Hallucinations
Hostility with urge to attack
Irregular blood pressure
Irregular heartbeat
Lightheadedness or Fainting
Mental Depression, following a period of excitement
Tremors, Trembling, or Shaking
Overactive Reflexes
Panic
Restlessness
Severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Stomach cramps
Tiredness or Weakness


Duromine Long Term Side Effects (IF THE ABOVE HAS NOT FREAKED YOU OUT)

There are some long term side effects that are possible when someone takes Duromine. The common effect is that there is possibility of dependence on the drug.

Arrawsha

Had buka puasa with old colleagues from previous firm the other day- at AR RAWSHA. This place is famous for its Nasi Mandi...(kena mandi lepas makan nasi - punyalah penangan dia)

Ramadhan buffet- Rm35 - makan lah engko apa engko nak makan.

So anyway I went home first, and said hi to the kids and tried to pry them away from KakPS2 and AbangInternet, and then I went out again. Hubby pun nak tumpang so he was joining me straight from PrinceCourt.

Sampai sampai je..tak tahu mana nak park. I circled several times last last took one person's car park..amboi FAMOUS nye this arab place..sedaplah tu agaknye.

I arrived, to see a loong queue forming - rupanye orang dah beratur nak ambik food. My friends relaks je..rupanye CUTI..heheheheh...

I decided to take the plunge..hubby lambat sampai as he was WALKING from the hospital- he loves to walk - ee the only time i walked was when i berendut dengan dia.. anyways, beratur and finally got the food.

Bringing both hubby and me to anyy buffet is a total waste of time..makan semangkuk je. We took a bit of lamb etc and dah kenyang.

Ramadhan buffet dia - so so je lah...takyah lah pergi..food ashik habis lak tu. I have a feeling if you go for ala carte it'd be nicer. Starter dia, mushroom soup, lentil soup and something with angel hair spagheti in it, main dia, nasi and ayam macam bakar, daging, ikan (i think lah sebab dah habis) , got hoummous and also got loads of pitta bread dia lah. Dessert was bakhlava and verry sweet semolina pudding...tak tertelan if you tak tahan sweet.

It was nice though to catch up with my old friends...missed the girlbonding thingy at old firm although Loved the peace and quiet of being alone! Have to go again lah to this place when it's NOT ramadhan.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

OpahTam

My Opah tam, aged 73, left us last night. She was the 3rd sister in the LalMohd clan, adek Opah I. She became a single mom raising at least 5 kids (i'm not sure!) on her own when Atok Tam died loooongg ago (I can't even remember him). She was always a very vocal person, a critical person and a smart person.

Last year, I wrote that my Opah Tam, who was diabetic, had to have her foot amputated - she injured herself with a nailclipper and it got gangrenous and it had to be taken off from the knee below to save her life. Well, she never properly recovered from that- she became depressed, and very quiet. From someone very chatty she totally changed.

Then last Friday we heard that she was back in hospital having had her toe bitten by an ant.. Then, yesterday I got a call from her daughter telling me she was "tenat" (critical)- we rushed off and found her unconscious, with an oxygen mask on. Apparently she was very acidotic- very dehydrated and with very low bp. To raise her bp they gave her this drug and it made her heart rate jump pulak. Hubby asked me to ask the family how far they want to treat her, I said no need to ask, treat her as far as you can, as long as there is hope, go for it. She was 73 only. I told Uncle Adek-if they ask, tell them- do all you can. (Sebok kan I)

(She was taken care of by her daughter, can't be easy to do. and she would not do what she was supposed to do and towards the end she refused to eat)

Then later we got a call from Uncle An the eldest, to say that the doc said, she had very slim chance of recovering, would they like to preservere or would they like to bring her back. Hubby said try lah one more night, with the drugs and the medicine and if tak jugak jadik then we can consider giving up. Then another call from same Uncle to tell us, no lah the family has had a meeting, and they all agreed to not prolong her suffering and take her back.

Later that night - we went over to the house. My Opah tam looked soo peaceful - as if she was smiling. She was laid to rest near my Atok Mamak who left us this February- this year alone we lost my Opah, her brother and her sister. That's hard man!

Alfatihah....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

To do list

To do:

1. Beli baju raya budak budak
2. Beli kasut raya budak budak
3. beli kueh raya- ekstra
4. Buka puasa at my house for my dad's side
5. buka puasa at my house for my husband's mom and dad's side
6. kemas the house next to DadofFour+1 yang dah jadi belukar-sorryyyyyyyyy
7. bayar duit sekolah Adni- ni kena sebab kalau tak will lose the places.

Lecture from MommyMalaysia to her children

Imagine Malaysia was a mom. And her many different races, her children. What do you think she would say looking at all these bickering over who gets what and why..


" Ok, You,and you my children, come here. Come here NOW.

Ok let me explain lah ok ...for all this time, I give you, my first born child, this chunk of special privilege , you know for what or not? Not for you to go sell to the neighbour next door ok, its for you to make sure you be SAMBODY in life..! Otherwise you cannot do it on your own., you very slow you know! A bit er "special" like that... Its also not a lesen for you to just lepak ok, and expect me to support you forever. One day I won't be around, who's going to make sure you makan? Must makan sendiri isn't it?

And you, my second born, just because I give your brother special privilege, you dont lah be jealous, you also got other privilege..i love all my children the same ..you don't lah have to have eXACTLY what your brother has...different lah a bit but still get a lot whattt.. I mean don't you trust your mother one?? SO far you have not eaten is it? I try to give you everything isn't it?

And you no 1, no need lah to tell your brother he's not special..why you so rude one? I teach you like that ah? Hish mind your mouth now ok...you both are special and you are both my children-

NOW KISS AND MAKE UP AND GO CLEAN THE HOUSE UP!"

Heh heh heh...yes, my family is sebijik sakan like that also..but we love each other ! If only Malaysian children (these different races) would grow up....

TheJonasBrothers


"Which brother do you like, Sophia? I like Nick!"

"No, I like Jo, he's the oldest one"

"No lah!" said Nadine" Kevin is the oldest!"

In case you have no clue what I am talking about, my daughters were discussing the Jonasbrothers.

Sigh..that's what happens when you have 4 girls ranging from 13 to 8...the sahur topic revolved around CAMPROCK and JONASBROTHERS...(not so much Hannahmontana now I see)
And if I hear one more song out of Camprock! I think, on the way back from Kluang, adalah watch the movie about 4 times..!

Even Johan dah hafal the lyrics to the CAMPROCK songs...It has about a zillion catchy songs.
FYI, the movie is about world hunger and underprivileged children - wakahkah..it's SO not . It is about this girl who wanted to join this camp where they teach you how to sing and at the end of it ada competition- ala ala Akademi Fantasia lah nie..with a teen popstar as one of the instructors- anyway of course this girl faced a lot of challenges and last last orang tau she is a great singer..and she got the pop star too. I told my girls- I will consider that I have failed in raising you if one of you end up like this girl...(maybe too harsh?) and they nodded in agreement- (That's their education telling them, yaaa this is soo gediks) But as kids, they were so loving the movie!
Heh heh..pandai nye Disney ni...lepas ni sure kena beli pencil box or bag or what yang ada camprock or jonasbrothers. Mummy=SUCKER...!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Journey to Johor Journal.

Heya. How was your weekend. .

We went back to Kluang. Left the office early to go back but then had to do a Uturn- my grandaunt Opah Tam had to be admitted to HKL - she's diabetic and her left toe on her foot has gone black after an ant bit it. What is sad is that she has allready lost the other foot to diabetes as well. We rushed (as much as you can rush in the KL Friday afternoon-after-rain jam) to HKL to see her.

Anyway. We finally left KL at NINE PM. Stopped for a nap at Air Keroh and again at Pagoh. Reached Kluang at.....4 a.m . That must be a new record. Heh heh..But just in time for sahur ! After that, everyone crashed everywhere, on the sofa, on the mattress, and all the rooms were full. I used to wonder how come my younger sister in law would always get the masterbedroom with the ensuite bathroom- when we were the eldest in the family (ranking mah). But mominlaw told me once that really, that room is too small for our kids and us! So it's taken for granted that my sister in law no 1 would get the room everytime. Tsk...kids these days eh...no respect for their elders heh heh heh.

We left for Johor at 10 a.m the next day for the Abu Bakar Mosque. To everyone NOT Johorean, Johor is actually JohorBharu. Abah and the entire 19 of the congregation were taking a bus from there, to Changi airport. His flight was to be at 9 that night. (I think). Anyway we spent a nice couple of hours before the bus finally left, just bonding with each other- I think all of the family were there- and their kids! Happy news - We are getting another 3 additions to the family by next year. Sisinlaw Zu and I were saying we should jump on the bandwagon too! (No thank you, I may look pregnant, but I think that boat has sailed for us)

Of course, we had to go visit Faiz and his new house! Faiz, Lina and Aludya their (almost) 2 year old daughter whose smile was sooooo hard to see- entertained us and took us out for buka puasa at this place called - My Friend. Ok lah, ikan steamed, sotong goreng, kangkung ikan masin. Yumms. I had a feeling mak was NOT happy as she wanted to terawih at home.

Sampai Kluang again maybe at 10-wanted to stay until buka puasa the next day but then , Hubby said kids were going to school the next day. But everyone else left too...and mak looked soo sad.

We'll try to see her soon. My husband's brother and his uncle are there with her while my dadinlaw is gone. She would not come to KL to stay with us...she has so many plans she said And she wants her mosque for the terawih.

Today, recovering....

Friday, September 05, 2008

Bits and Pieces

I am proud of my girls.

They have fasted from day 1- of course from the bigger ones- it is expected. But the younger ones are also keeping up.

Yesterday we took them to McDonald for sahur. They were nagging for it masa break fast but I guess at 4.30 in the morning you don't really want to eat that beefburger or what. I forced them too as I don't want a case of "tak tahaaaaaan" at 3 pm.

I am also exasperated with my girls.

Ashik nak gaaduh je. Semalam fight because of the use of the bathroom. Sara was using Sophia's bathroom, and Sophia got mad and Sara hit her softly and Sophia returned it hard and both came crying to me and both got hit hard (on the bum) by me and got a good lecture on how can they fight over toilets when there's enough toilets to go around and Sara, it is NO justification to say you only hit softly and why did Sophia hit you hard, if you do not want to get hit, do not hit her in the first place!! What is this hitting ? I will not (smack) tolerate (smack) any more hitting (smack) in my house! heh heh

Anyway it ended with a hug and loads of tears.

Jojo pulak tak nak pergi sekolah with the van. he wants me to send him. even though he'd be late by half an hour. So throughout the ride, he'd be on my lap lah, (I know, Iknow, unsafe etc) and hugging me. I suppose they don't stay this clingy for long.

Nadine has her sejarah folio to do, as in where her family came from. Yes we have found out that there is Pakistani and Jawa and Sumateran blood in her family. Good luck trying to draw that family tree.

Ok - we are going off to Kluang this weekend to send off DadinLaw. He's going for umrah on the 6th from Singapore - hope everything goes well.

And my mother's birthday was on the 2nd and I did not get to blog about this wonderful woman who is such an influence on me and made me who I am- a people pleaser. hahahahahaha no lah my mom is really great. If she was born a boy she'd be the CEO of a big corporation or some other bigshot position. She is such a lady and I have inherited NONE of her graces. or talent for cooking. or penchant for neatness, I get my gypsy tendencies from my dad. Hahahahahah (not true as dad was in the armforces and was very disciplined)

Ok have a good day and weekend!

The mystery of the missing tudung

Last week one of my daughters came home reporting that someone took her scarf (tudung)- which she took off to take her ablutions (wuduk) . This happened twice. Yesterday she told me the culprit had been caught...it turned out that after my daughter, her classmate Ms A also lost her scarf - five times. They reported it to the prefect who did some investigative work and suspected this newcomer girl (B). Ms B had the opportunity. I am hard pressed to think of the motive!

Anyway the five girls of my daughter's class, my baby included, all became suspects in the "Tudung Thefts" case. The prefect checked Ms B's bag . (Check bags?? without a teacher???)and Ms A, whose tudung was also taken, did her check on Ms B's bag too. Lo and behold, she found one of her tudung in Ms B's bag. They were taken to a special room where they were counselled and asked to confess if guilty. Ms B cried at the unfairness of it all (I'd lodge a complaint girl!) This is the month to improve your self and do good deeds, they were told. Then they were asked to write on a piece of paper if they were guilty. Of course no one confessed.

The case was resolved the next day though , because one of the prefects saw a tudung being discarded out of a window!

The culprit was duly asked about it, and confessed...

My daughter knows the culprit ..but refused to tell me why the culprit did it, but apparently everyone has forgiven her and treats her normally. Even Ms B the wrongly accused, has forgiven the culprit (who it turned out was one of their classmates)

I think it was just a ploy to get attention. HUbby said this is sick but I think its sad. Cannot of course be condoned and must be punished but have to get to the root of it as to why she felt she had to do this !

Tu lah, misteri sekejap.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Puasa

Selamat mengerjakan ibadah puasa to all my muslim friends out there...

I'm just grateful that I get another chance to see Ramadhan- unlike poor Teacher Nurmardhiah! Goes to show you really should work to increase your afterlife bank account eh? You never know when it's your turn! went to the cemetery yesterday and met her family - they're Indian and it was heartwarming to see the ustaz and ustazahs salam and giving their condolensces to them despite the difference in religion. She was Stella before. Well. this is true national unity.

You all sahur apa semalam? We all masak nasi je.. nasib baik lah tak terbabas...tidor sedaaap after spending a couple of hours at KLCC- Nadine wanted a posh dinner and we went to Chillis but then the queue was too long so we went to California Pizza but then halfway there we had to pass the foodcourt so we ate there instead. Lapar siuttttt....!

Bukak puasa apa hari ni? Maybe macaroni bakar. I will try to avoid pasar ramadhan as I can never resist the goodies that you only see during this month! Karang membazir and anyway I am losing weight far far too slowly.

Yeah the training will go on..from 5.30 to 6.30 pm. We shall see if we can do it. I have no tummy muscle or arm muscle and my triceps have not seen half the action they are seing now and complain everytime I lift things. But we can do more than we could before, so that's good.

Ok ..selamat berbuka puasa dan mengerjakan ibadah....

Winter Sonata sure is different at 49 years old!

Believe it or not I am rewatching Winter Sonata.. ee geram betul I dengan si Yujin tu lah... she really was a wutz wasn't she? and...