Friday, March 27, 2009

Our Free Trip to the Zoo

Today I took EL because Dania was sick with the fever. She had started to burn up last night so when this morning she started vomiting and having diarrhea, I couldn't bring myself to leave her at home without Mommy's TLC.

I'm taking the time to write a little bit about our trip to the National Zoo 2 weeks back. The last time we went, Dina was only 6 months old, so this time she was really excited about seeing all her favorite animals.

As I mentioned, this time the trip was free, thanks to the fact our company was having a product launching there. However, due to the unbelievable traffic jam we encountered, we arrived late and had to beg our way in without the tickets. Luckily, people are really sympathetic to extremely pregnant ladies (hee!!) so we were allowed entrance.
We saw this on the way there. The girls were mystified as to how the tap was floating in the air.

We headed directly to the picnic area as that was where the launching had taken place.
Things were already in full swing so we spent a few minutes there, saying hi to our colleagues who were on duty (thank GOD I don't have to do that anymore!!) and also taking a few pictures with the celebrities there. Dania was rather excited seeing her favorite "uncle" there; Idham from the hilarious family drama "Bong".

We then made our way around the zoo. We saw the bears, the deers, some mountain goats, the huge tortoises, and the reptiles.
The highlights of the day obviously were the elephants and giraffes. The girls loved them!! There was a small stall next to the elephants' pen selling sugar cane that you could feed the elephants with. Dania wanted to feed the elephant but the drain separating her with the elephant was just to wide for her to reach.

I was getting really tired with all the walking (in fact, I was beginning to see stars!!) that I begged hubby to buy tickets for the tram so we could see the rest of the animals.
Eventhough we only got to see glimpses of the tigers and lions, the girls enjoyed the ride very much. After the tram ride, I took the girls back to the Children's Barn. The girls took pictures with the ponies, cows, rabbits and goats there.

Here are some videos of the girls telling me what they saw at the zoo. Sorry coz they are sideways, I have no idea how to make them right side up. Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Almost To Funny To Be True

3 days of brainstorming during the workshop has fried my brain. To reset my state of mind, I present to you funny things I read/found out.

Student suspended for passing gas on bus: Driver writes up teen on misbehavior form; eighth-grader denies offense

LAKELAND, Fla. - An eighth-grader was suspended from riding the school bus for three days after being accused of passing gas.

The bus driver wrote on a misbehavior form that a 15-year-old teen passing gas on the bus on March 16 to make the other children laugh, creating a stench so bad that it was difficult to breathe. The bus driver handed the teen the suspension form the next day.

Polk County school officials said there's no rule against flatulence, but there are rules against causing a disturbance on the bus.

The teen, Jonathan Locke Jr., said he wasn't the culprit.

"It wasn't even me," Locke told The Ledger newspaper. "It was a kid who sits in front of me."
Whether he did it or not, he might have gotten off easy. A 13-year-old student at a Stuart school was arrested in November after authorities said he broke wind in class.

Holy crap, if that isn't the funniest, most insane thing I've read in a while. Isn't it considered healthy to "let go" of wind in your stomach? Plus, what the heck could the boy have ate to cause such a stench? Hadn't the bus driver ever thought of just opening the window? So many questions....hahahhaha...

Image of the day

Here's something to test your quick mind. See if you can see what's MAJORLY wrong with the picture below? More points if you see it in 10 seconds.

Quick facts about the photo: It was posted in Ebay as the seller wanted to sell off his old dining table.

Post your answers in the comments. Heheee...

Monday, March 23, 2009


Why is it you always feel more tired after a long holiday? Or is it just me?

This is how I feel nowadays.
Or like this.
Minus the beer bottle, of course.

It doesn't help I have meetings and workshops scheduled everyday this week and the next. HELP!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Personality Test

I took this self exam after reading about it at JAD's blog. Although I don't believe much in online self exams, I do think some tend to make you sit back and think about yourself and important stuff going on.

My results are as below:

Your view on yourself:
You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.
I know this to be true. I'm the type that doesn't side a person just because he/she is my friend. I can recall many a times when I've been asked to be the "referee" by two disagreeing parties. Most of the times I don't take sides but try to help both parties see the other person's side of the story.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.
I guess this true also. I don't know about the last line (hehehe...*blush).

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you meet that person.
This is so true. I knew I wanted to marry hubby because I was ready for a serious relationship, it was the right time and because he was the right person for me.

The seriousness of your love:
You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with?
I don't know about this one. I've had girlfriends tell this about me, the fact that I like to flirt sometimes but I must be doing it subconsciously. Like I said, when I chose hubby, it was a serious decision. There was no beating around the bush or anything. It was either we get married or not be together at all.

Your views on education:
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.
I wish this would still apply now. I would really like to further my studies and do my Masters but right now, other things seem to take precedent. Maybe when the kids are older, I'll reconsider.

The right job for you:
You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.
Stability is very important for me. I don't have to live the life of the Rich and Famous. I'm content with having a modest roof over my head and enough food on the table.

How do you view success:
Success in your career is not the most important thing in life. You are content with what you have and think that being with someone you love is more than spending all of your precious time just working.
So true!!!

What are you most afraid of:
You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.
This used to be true. The old me would die if I found out anyone didn't like me or hated me. It would bug me to no end. Nowadays, I've learned that you can't please everybody. The only people that matter are yourself and the people you love.

Who is your true self:
You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.
If this were true, that would be very nice indeed. Heee...

You can try the exam for yourself here. Have fun!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Three Things I’m Saving Up For

There are currently 3 things on my To Buy list. I’m sure there’s actually more than 3 but these things are what I’m actively searching for.

1. Transition eyewear
I used to wear contact lenses but after numerous times of losing them, either dropping them on the floor or losing them in my eye (!!!), I decided to just wear glasses. So far, glasses work for me and it’s more economical. No need to buy contact lenses cleaners and stuff like that.
However, lately I’ve been driving a bit during the day and the sunlight has really been bothering me. I’ve been thinking about buying sunglasses with power in the lenses, but then I saw the ads for transition lenses. They basically change from normal to dark lenses when you’re out in the sun. All the better, no need to carry around 2 or more glasses with me all the time. I checked a few stores regarding the price; it would cost me around RM600++ to change the lenses in my current glasses and more if I wanted to change the frame also. I plan to just buy them this week and hope I can opt for the 6 or 12 months interest free payment plan.

2. A dressing table
At our old home, I didn’t have a dressing table because our master bedroom was kind of small. Since our new master bedroom is much bigger, I’ve been thinking of buying a dressing table so I don’t have to put on my make up and tudung in the bathroom. I’m looking for something simple and with a few drawers. As for my budget, the dressing table should cost no more than RM500, complete with mirror. Oya, the bigger the mirror, the better. Hehehe. A few samples are shown as below. I like the first design the best; clean and simple. Plus the colour scheme matches our bed and wardrobe. The 2nd one I like because it has a lot of drawers though I can't think of what I would put in them. The 3rd one is just a funky, fun design for a dressing table that would certainly be a converstaion starter piece if I could ever find one.

3. A pearl ring
This is rather surprising considering I don’t particularly like buying or wearing jewelry of any kind. However, ever since that day I saw a magnificent piece of pearl earrings at the Penang International airport last year, I’ve been harboring this desire to own a piece of pearl jewelry. Since a authentic pearl necklace would probably cost too much and earrings don’t make much sense since I wear a tudung, I thought maybe a black pearl ring would be nice. Why black? Because I like to be different plus a black pearl ring looks sexier, don’t you think? Oya, budget again not more than RM500. Can get ah? A few samples are shown as below. I like the 1st design because it looks very exclusive but I think too many diamonds might take away the focus from the pearl. The 2nd design looks very simple and I like that the pearl is not jutting out on top of the ring. However I like the 3rd design best as it's simple and classic and the diamonds complement the pearl.

A Very Short Update

Sorry for abandoning my blog for so long. Work has been busy and when I get a time to rest, I’m poofed out on the couch or on bed. Late pregnancy really has slowed me down to the point I’m dragging my feet when I walk.

Topics I need to blog on when I have the time and energy:

1. Our move to the new office – how it’s been so far.
2. My new camera charger. Finally!! Pictures to accompany post.
3. Our housewarming sessions. Yes, we had 2 separate ones; one for the neighbors, another for officemates and friends. Penat nauzubillah!!
4. My latest doctor’s appointment @ 31 weeks. Hubby accompanied me for this one.
5. Free trip to Zoo Negara.

OK, I’m working 2 days this week, then taking Wednesday – Friday off. Supposedly to take the girls out and about during the school holidays but we’ll see how up to it I am.