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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Apartment for Rent

The students that are currently staying at my parents' apartment will be graduating this May. Therefore my parents are looking for new tenants. Anyone interested? The apartment will be available starting 1st of June 2009.

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Perdana Apartment, Shah Alam. 4th floor, with lifts

850 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Ready to stay with built in cabinets in kitchen and master bedroom plus built-in utility cabinet in hallway. Air conditioner in master bedroom. Water heater in common bathroom

Opposite the Giant supermarket. Near the Macro supermarket, Shah Alam Stadium, Federal Highway & Elite Highway.

RM1200 (negotiable), including maintenance fees.

Interested or need more info? Please contact 03-78457333, 013-3367333 (Nor Ainee) or you can leave comments here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

38 Weeks & Dina's School Report

I'm official 38 weeks today. Lord, is this pregnancy taking forever!! At my last checkup on Saturday, the baby weighed in at 3.2kg. Perghh!! No wonder I can no longer walk. My left leg is acting up, feels like all my ligaments have gone soft and can't take the additional weight any longer. This may be my last week at work. Eventhough my new staff has yet to arrive, it's becoming harder and harder to drag myself out of bed in the morning. What with the leg cramps, maybe I should just try working from home starting next month. Hopefully my boss will ok my request.

Last Saturday was also Parent-Teachers day for Dina's school. We went early but apparently so did a lot of parents. We didn't have to wait that long though since the teacher only allocated 10 minutes per student. We were very pleased with the feedback Dina's teacher gave her; hardworking, very smart, does her work quickly, top marks in all her exams (she's a geek like her mom!!). She scored excellent marks in Spelling and Mathematics. However, she needs to brush up on her communication skills since her teacher commented that Dina was rather quiet in class compared to her other classmates. Dina...quiet??!! Hmmm...will have to investigate further. Her teacher did comment that she liked to sing but would only answer a question if the teacher asked her directly.

Anyhow, both hubby and I are very proud of our little one. Bravo Dina!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Review - Wizard's First Rule

I know I was supposed to update my blog during the weekend. I apologize but in our haste to get to my mom’s house on Friday, I forgot to bring my laptop along. Duh!!

So while I didn’t get to do any blogging, I did however get to read this really great book, courtesy of my brother. The book was titled “Wizard’s First Rule”, written by Terry Goodkind. If you liked Eragon (the book, not the movie), then this book may appeal to you too.

The story is mainly about this guy, named Richard Cypher, who finds out he’s destined to be a True Seeker. What exactly that is takes too long to explain but he joins forces with the heroin of the book, Kahlan who is the Mother Confessor (again, you have to read the book to find out what that is) and some of his friends, Zedd and Chase. Together they need to defeat the evil Darken Rahl, a mighty wizard who is trying to use the Boxes of Orden to gain power to rule the entire land (kind of like Dr. Evil from Austin Powers, only not that funny).

So there’s lots of magic and good vs evil in the book and the way Terry writes it makes you feel like you’re in the battlefield at times. You can visualize the Mud People’s village and imagine flying on the back of a Red Dragon. You feel Richard’s pain and agony when he’s captured and tortured by Mord-Sith. Most importantly you can sense the sexual tension between the two main characters and almost wish from the start they end up together. Whether or not they do in the end, I won’t reveal here but I love the way the characters are built.

Apparently the book has been adapted into a mini series called Legends of the Seeker. I found some clips on YouTube and the guy that plays Richard is HOT!! Hahahaha. The plot seems to have diverted a bit from the book, in terms of time and storyline. I guess since it’s a mini series, not a movie, the producers want to drag the storyline out a bit.

Check out the hero below.
This is Richard with Kahlan. Ignore the gal. Imagine it's me instead...hehehe.

The guy playing Richard's character is Craig Horner. Which is kind of ironic coz I get horny just looking at him. Muahahahaha...!!
Super Yummy!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Plans for the Weekend

Hubby is away for a 3-day teambuilding session in Lumut. I told him if I deliver early, he has to make his way back in time, whatever means possible if he wants any rights in naming the baby. Haahhaa…

Since I can’t drive anymore, I got my brother to send me back home, pick up the kids and take us to my mom’s house. My mom is ecstatic that we are all sleeping at her house; it’s been a while since we’ve been anywhere but our own home during the weekends.

It’s not that I don’t like sleeping over at my parents place (or my in-laws for that matter). It’s just that I prefer to stay at home, where it’s nice and cool and I can lounge around commando style (hahahaha).

I intend to use this weekend to update all my old (and stale) posts and pictures. I owe posts on the following:

1) Our trip to KL Bird Park. We had fun!!
2) Hubby’s birthday celebration. Not what I had originally planned but we still had fun.
3) Dania’s exam results and her reward for being as smart as her mom. :D.

Luckily my afternoon meeting got cancelled so I can use the time to write up the minutes of this morning’s meeting. Yes, that is my work life…meeting after meeting after meeting, with the occasional workshop thrown in to spice it up.

I can’t wait to go for maternity leave. Hehehehe…

Thursday, April 16, 2009

36 weeks...

I'm still at the office, waiting for hubby to finish his meeting. Jeez, why do these people like to start meetings at 6pm, when office hours is until 5.30pm? Get a life people!! The world won't stop turning if you go back on time once in a while.

I myself, just finished a 2-day workshop session. Luckily this time, it was held on the 50th floor of the office, not some remote resort somewhere. My head hurts from all that brainstorming, plus it's becoming increasingly uncomfortable for me to sit for long hours.

I am huge. Seriously. I walk into the elevator, and people stop having conversations to stare at my tummy. You can almost hear what they're thinking.

"OMG, she has a basketball under her blouse!"
"She's having twins, for sure. Or triplets."
"It's amazing she can still stay vertical."

People in the office keep asking me when I'm going off for maternity leave. I wish I could but I have so much to settle before I can take leave. First on my list is getting my new staff in and settled down. I have a few interview sessions lined up for potential candidates next week, hopefully I'll find reliable people to handle my product whilst I'm away.

My last scan was last Saturday. Despite the cramp environment, the baby is still moving actively. Good in a sense, but not when I'm trying to sleep at night. Add to the fact I need to pee every 20 minutes because the baby has descended down and keeps on pushing against my bladder. Arghhh. I've thought about wearing adult diapers a couple of times, just so I don't have to walk to the toilet so often. Seriously.

We still don't know the sex of the baby. During the last scan, the baby wouldn't even turn to face us, so all we got to see was the back of its head. It has a full set of hair already. It weighs 2.4kg so plus all the water and placenta, I'm carrying around 3kg up front. It IS amazing I can stay vertical!!

I'm still eating like a horse eventhough I can't take large portions at one go. Constipation comes and goes but I have medication for that, so not a major problem. Leg cramps have been happening more often, especially in the morning when I forget myself and stretch. Hurts like hell!!

I can't wait for this pregnancy to be over eventhough I'm a little anxious about labour. I've already discussed with my doctor on pain medication (no epidural, just gas and air) and although I've had easy (relatively speaking) labours before, there's a part of me that's worried something might go majorly wrong with this one. Fingers crossed and prayers to Allah, nothing will.

I'll write again when I have the time and energy. Who knows, maybe next time I might have a new bundle of joy in my arms. Until then, take care everyone.