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Friday, December 30, 2011

Let's Bring on 2012 Now!!

Seriously, how sick am I about my exams. I had my 2nd paper tonite...horrendous!! Only one case study which was 21 PAGES LONG...took me 1.5 hours to read and understand the damn thing, then I got totally lost at how to start answering. Ended up rambling and drawing numerous tables for 6 pages, while sitting for 3 hours on the most uncomfortable folding desk chair in the history of exam taking!!!!

The "best" part is...for most of my classmates, tonite was their last exam. Me? Nooooo...I have to have my last paper tomorrow, on a Saturday no doubt. In the afternoon. When everyone is taking their mid-day nap, I will be scribbling yet again nonsense on sheets of paper, in hopes of at least humoring my lecturer into giving me pity marks.

Bahhh!!!

The lecturers should understand. Classes that required a research paper, should not have final exams. The research paper took up so much time to conduct and analyze. Grrrr...plus, seriously, 14 chapters to read for tomorrow?!! Hah...I laugh in the face of the impossible!

You know what I"m gonna do? I'm gonna celebrate my FREEDOM (say it like Braveheart!) by buying a big ass fridge tomorrow. That's right...I'm gonna swipe my credit card (or En Rashid's) and bring me home a double door fridge that would allow me to sleep in there if I wanted to. Hahahhaa...

Until then, I'm going to bed. There's no point trying to read tonight, I might as well call it a night and skim through my notes tomorrow.

Anyway, if I don't blog tomorrow coz I'm too busy hauling my big ass fridge...here's wishing everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR...may 2012 not suck!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

What I Want For Christmas....

...eh, Christmas dah lepas ye? Dah takleh mintak hadiah lagi ke? Tak pedulik!! En Santa, silalah penuhkan balik sledge anada dan hantar barang2 berikut ke rumah saya.

1. Fridge baru.
Waaaaa...fridge aku yang ada sekarang ni, beli since kawin ok! Since kawin!! Ni, dia dah start leaking, dah berapa kali panggil orang betulkan..kejap je la ok, then start leaking balik. Lepas tu, ntah mana satu hulubalang aku yang hempas pintu dia, dia punya compartment satu dah pecah. Plus (banyaknya alasan nak dapatkan fridge baru ni), kecik la fridge aku tu!! Asyik terkemik2 je sayur2 kalau aku beli. Nak letak botol2 air pun takde tempat kekadang. Walaupun orang2 rumah aku ni jenis tak minum air sejuk, tapi air sejuk kena ada get ready untuk tetamu. Aku teringin nak fridge yang pintu dia bukak 2 tu, macam gah je. Lepas tu nak jugak yang pintu dia bleh jadi cermin sekali...hahahah...bleh aku posing tiap kali masuk dapur.

2. Garmin GSP
Benda'alah ni la yang jadi penyelamat kitaorang time pi Singapore aritu (eh, post Singapore tak buat lagi!). Best plak ada suara pompuan manja dok bagi tau...turn right...turn left...keep to your right...you have arrive at your destination. Hahahaha...tapi aku rasa memang perlu ada GPS ni. Aritu member ofis tunjuk dia beli, siap ada car camera lagi...fuh, nampak semua kete2 yang mana mencicit2 potong keta dia.

3. Galaxy Note
Serious, aku ni bukan jenis yang kagum gadget2 ni semua. Itu semua penangan En Rashid. Apa jenis phone yang dia takde...semua ada, memenuhkan laci dresser aku je. iPhone je takde..apasal ntah. Maybe sebab dah ada iPad. Anyway, back to akunya obsession ngan Galaxy Note. Ni semua dok layan youtube la ni, dok tengok iklan2 kat situ. Padahalkan, kalau ada benda tu, aku rasa aku akan utlizekan 10% je. Yang lagi 90% tu, for show only. Tapi tak kisah! Nak jugak! Baru la gempak pi meeting, orang lain pakai iPad2 ambik note..aku pakai Galaxy Note. Nama pun untuk ambik notes!!

Itu je la kot wishlist aku for Christmas. Ada sapa2 nak jadi secret santa aku?? Huhuhuhu..nampaknya, aku kena save duit sendiri je la beli. Eh, tapi fridge tu, aku rasa En Rashid yang patut beli. Hehehe..also GPS tu, sebab dia je yang manjang sesat. Dah alang2, belikan Note sekali untuk aku. Settle!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Finals!!

Today's the 1st paper...Marketing Research. How much do you wanna bet that I am soooooooo not ready for this paper? For my entire finals, for that matter?

En Rashid took the brood out for lunch so I could get some serious last minute studying done. I've pretty much skimmed (and I really mean skimmed!) through the slides. Will try to go through the discussed case studies later on.

As much as a pain it was to have to take MR, I'm kind of glad I did (it was a core elective, so I kind of had to anyway). It lead me to understand better the world of marketing research and look at problems faced at work with a much universal approach. Also, doing marketing research can be fun or tedious, depending on what topic you're doing.Part of me wants to do a MR for my dissertation; I already have a topic but part of me knows that it will be a LOT OF WORK. Definitely not something I could whip up in the last 2 weeks before submission.

Well, back to studying I guess. The finals is at 8pm and will be 3 hours. 3 hours of panicking is such a long time! I'll totally be drained by the end of today.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ice Cream Cure

Aku dah naik tahap muntah dah ngan assignment MBA aku ni. Serious! Tiap2 hari aku ngadu kat En Rashid, ngadu kat Min, ngadu kat boss...padahal, bukan depa bleh tolong pun. Paling tidak buat muka simpati. Padan muka aku. Dulu kata buhsan kan? Konon nak challenge la ye? Hambik ko...challenge sangat la ni!! Sampai tido kul 3 pagi, bangun muka macam zombie, semua dah tak kena dah.

Semester aku ni tinggal 2 minggu je lagi tapi 2 minggu ni la yang sangaaaatttt hectic. Ngan research papers due, assignment, finals lagi....uwaaaaaa!! Kenapa la aku pi seksa diri camni??

Takpe, takpe...lepas ni, tinggal 1 more trimester, then no more classes. Yeaaahhh!! Cuma tinggal research paper or case study. Yang mana senang nak buat...research paper ke, case study? Sekarang ni main pikir yang mana senang je...dah tak kesah dah hal ilmu yang nak ditimba..huhuhuhu...

Aritu, aku punya la tensen...dah tahap dewa punya tensen. Ngan assignment, ngan hal keje, ngan hal perang dunia ke3 ngan En Rashid. Dok borak2 ngan Liza kat whatsapp, dia dok cite hal Tutti Frutti lak. Terus aku kempunan!!

Jam2 tu jugak la, aku pi berbaik ngan En Rashid. Frozen yogurt punya pasal!! And also sebab aku nak gak cium bau syurga...betul tak? Hahaha...time2 tu la teringat peranan sebagi isteri mithali kan? Dah berbaik tu (kejap je, aku nyendeng2 sket kat dia...kira dah berbaik la tu), aku ajak dia pi makan TF. Bebudak semua dah tido, dengan konfident kitaorang tinggalkan depa and cabut pi makan aiskrim.

Sekali TF tutup ko!! Alahai, padahal baru kul 11pm. So aku ngajak En Rashid pi cuba kedai aiskrim lagi satu, Ice Room. Selalu gak lalu depan kedai tu tapi tak pernah nak masuk. 1st, sebab selalu ngan bebudak, so malas nak layan depa makan aiskrim. 2nd, setakat makan aiskrim je, takyah nak kluarkan duit bebanyak. Beli je aiskrim singgit kat 7-E tu. Takpun aiskrim tub kat giant...bleh makan berhari2.

Time kitaorang masuk IR tu, still ada orang lagi. Tapi muka bebudak yang jaga kedai tu macam pasrah je bagi kitaorang masuk. Hehehehe, agaknya dah nak tutup kot. Tapi aku tak pedulik...aku dah tensen ni, the only cure is ice cream!
Tempat dia menarik jugak la, green theme. Sebabkan aku ngan En Rashid baru je berbaik, so masing2 terasa romantik sket la. Terus pilih duduk kat booth kat belakang, konon nak privacy. Dah duduk tu, dah order semua baru aku paling ke kanan...laaa, sebelah toilet rupanya. Romantik sangat la tu!

Bila tengok menu, rupanya bukan setakat aiskrim je yang jual kat situ. Nasi ada, mee ada, pasta ada...tapi dia promo aiskrim upfront. OK gak la harga dia...pasta macam RM8.90. Murah la dari Secret, cuma aku tak bleh nak komen about the taste since tak cuba.

Sebabkan aku je yang kempunan aiskrim, kitaorang order satu je. Banyak gak choice aiskrim yang dia ada. Tapi antara bebanyak tu, aku tak paham yang ni dua....

Green tea and yam??? Sungguh la yuck nya!! Dulu aku pernah cuba donut Big Apple yang green tea tu...uwekk...tak sesuai! Dah nama pun aiskrim, takyah la nak pikir health conscious. Yam tu pun satu...dulu aku rasa aku pernah cuba masa kawin Akish dulu kot. Betul tak kish, ko kawin dulu ada asikrim yam?! Sori la, tapi aku la antara yang kutuk choice of dessert ko. Hehehehe.

Ni aiskrim yang aku pilih...tropikal mixed fruit snow ice. Sib baik gak la order satu, banyak giller dia bagi. Sedap gak la, no complaints.
Ni En Rashid yang order, avocado mini bun. Tapiiiii...takde rasa avocado pun. Rasa macam kaya pandan je.Mahal gak la, aku rasa 3 ketul ni dalam RM6 kot. Padahal ko bleh je ngap satu tu sekali gus. Aku dah ngap separuh baru teringat nak ambik gambar. Hehehehe..
Ni pun En Rashid orderkan, konon untuk aku. Tiramisu cake. Ok la, not bad. Light and fluffy...cuma aku dah kenyang dek aiskrim so bila time makan kek, mual sket dah.

Masa kitaorang tengah makan tu, budak kedai tu mai tunjuk bil. Hehehhe, depa nak tutup cashier rupanya. Sian...sib baik aku ngan En Rashid jenis makan cepat. And takde nak tunjuk2 ngada main suap2 kat situ. Takpe dik, lain kali akak datang ngan anak2 sekali. Baru ko tau camne havoc nak melayan bebudak makan aiskrim ni.

Verdict: Not bad. Reasonable price and food portion. Dah cadang nak bawak bebudak pi makan sana sometime next weekend. Insya'allah....

Monday, December 12, 2011

So Much to Write About, Just No Time!!

I have so much to tell you, Internet but I also have 2 article critics, 2 research papers, 1 weekly assignment and presentation to complete plus finals to study for. I hardly have time to breathe!!

I promise, once all the havoc has died down (in January?), I'll write more. Maybe even before then if I"m in the mood.

Just a quick recap on what I intend to write about (regardless of the level of staleness)
1. That bloody war game camp I had to go for my SM class - I finally found a reason to dump my sport shoes from 13 years back!!

2. Our family trip to Singapore - rain, diarrhea, bloody expensive food but at least I got to ride on the Battlestar Galactica!!

I'm pretty sure there are other things I intend to write about but I'm currently freaking out with my article critique. Later, internet!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Stop All The Rumors!!

Alahai...tolong la korang. Stop all the rumors please. Especially those concerning me. Mana korang dengar ni? Aku takde dengar apa2 pun. Aku takde dapat apa2 surat pun. No little bird has spoken into my ear about anything. Which is not surprising, since I'm always the last to be in the loop anyway but still. As far as I'm concerned, the rumors are NOT TRUE! So stop asking or repeating them to others coz they come to me for verification and I can't give any. And I look like a fool for not knowing anything.

If it turns out to be true, I dunno what to do. My heart....needs change. So even it the rumors were true (which I highly doubt!!), there's no guarentee I'm gonna go for it.

More rezeki for the rest of you!!

So in the meantime...stop the rumors!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So What Else is New?

I'm fed up. Fed up of people just using me for work purposes. Fed up of people looking at me as the person to solve all their shit. But when it comes to the good parts...am I included? Nada...

Biasa la kan...hal keje, carik la aku. Hal best2, lupakan aku.

Fine.

Perkara biasa.

ps: Note to self: Jangan merengek Along. You want changes, you have to make the changes yourself.

Friday, November 18, 2011

They're back!!

Yoohoo!! Ibu and ayah coming back from Mekah tonight.

Bak kata Min...ketiak!!!

Will be taking Monday and Tuesday off to manja2 with them. Plus it's school holidays so can dump the kids with them if En Rashid and me want to go on a romatika di amoi trip. Hehehe...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Just For Angah...

A gay couple had a wedding in UK and the marriage officer found it weird to call them husband and wife since they were both male. So after much thought, he decided on the following after the vows were read;

"I now pronounce you MAN-UNITED."

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

True Blood Vs. Twilight...Not Even a Fair Fight!

I know there's a lot of Twilight fans out there and that all of you are eagerly awaiting the "wedding of the year" (commence excessive eye rolling). But seriously, I just can't understand what's the big deal with Bella and Edward and Jacob.

Yes, just because I know their names, doesn't mean I secretly watch the movies. Or read the books. I would rather sit through a root canal. Hahaha..ok, exaggerating but just shows how much of a fan I am not.

Not that I didn't try to watch the movies. I did. I don't remember which one it was but all I can remember was...OH MY GOD!! Stop whining!! Stop yearning!! Stop frowning!!

Whine, whine, whine...look into distance...sit around in the dark, slouching...mumble, mumble, mumble..ignore parents...ignore friends...ignore food...whine some more..

God!!

Obviously I'm talking about that chick, Bella. Don't get me started on the vampires. Since when do vampires shimmer? How..ehem, metrosexual is that?

You wanna know what real vampire look like? Wanna know how real vampires should act and behave? Watch True Blood!

*Be warned..True Blood is 18SX rated..but then, vampires do always have all the fun anyway.

Here's a great article on why TB would totally kick Twilight ass.

http://tv.ign.com/articles/109/1094901p1.html

Sorry Twilight fans. Bill would totally have Edward for dinner. And Sookie would probably be the one cooking.

Picture credits: from Here and Here.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Salam Aidiladha

We're at my in-laws. I'm taking a breather from all that eating because 1) I've ate enough to feed a small country 2) I have tons of homework/reading up to do, so while En Rashid has taken the kids to his aunt's house for more food (seriously?), I'm taking advantage of the peace and quiet to update my blog and hopefully get a bit of studying in.

Oya, mid terms was last week. How was it? Hah!! Monday was supposed to be mid terms for CB. I even took leave because, again, thanks to my excellent time management skills, I hadn't done much studying before the day of the exam. As it turned out, we were told that the exam was postponed to another date 4 HOURS BEFORE THE EXAM WAS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE!! Grrrrr!! I was so frustrated, a huge pimple immediately appeared on my chin.

On Wednesday, we had Marketing Research. I was kind of nervous about this subject because the lecturer had hardly given any hints on what to read, except for which chapters would be in (6 chapters). The exam was 2 hours, where by we had to answer 4 out of 6 questions. Sounds ok, right? Hah!! Turned out each question had a Part A and Part B and each part had subsets of a) - e). Mengigil tangan aku nak menulis!! I don't know what I wrote about but I hope I get marks for it.

For SM, the prof decided not to give a typical mid term exam. Instead, one of our weekly assignments was taken as the mid term and given 20 marks, instead of 10. Of course, that assignment would be the one my group had to present. And of course, it would be the assignment were I messed up all my calculations and theories. Sheesh! Lantak la...I only intend to pass that class anyway.

Oya, our CB mid term is suppose to be tomorrow. BUT!! We received an email yesterday saying that the exam might be postponed again, however class was on as usual. What the hell??!!

Well, at least 2/3 mid terms are over. Plenty of assignments are still pending though. So, until then, I just wanna wish everyone SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILADHA.

Monday, October 31, 2011

After Watching Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, I Realized....

...the actual hero (or rather heroin) of the story is not Sam Witwicky or Optimus Prime or BumbleBee. It's Carly.

After all that happened, it turns out that in order to win the war, it doesn't depend on what technology you have, or what type of guns you have, or what type of car you drive.

It depends on whether you can bitch-talk two "friends" into fighting and killing each other.


''You'll be nothing, but Sentinel's bitch!''

Hah!!




ps: Dania watched the movie with us and right after Carly delivered that line, she turned and looked at me and asked "What's a bitch?"

Thanks a lot, Michael Bay!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick Getaway

The clan is back from a quick getaway on PD. It was a last minute decision to go. I was basically having it up to here with work (pointing to my delicate nose) and the kids were getting restless with one week of holiday and nowhere to go.

My boss had been talking about the Legend Waterhomes ever since she took her kids there. So in the end, I decided to try it out and booked their 3 days 2 nights package. I booked the hotel that had the private swimming pool in the room because knowing En Rashid and myself, we would be taichi'ing each other to go take the kids to the public swimming pool.

Since PD is only 1 hours drive from BBB, we had lunch at home first. I had some errands to do that morning so it was after 3pm when we finally set off for PD. We arrived around 415pm, a bit late because someone was going the wrong way. And had a faulty GPS. And wouldn't let me call the hotel for directions.

Once we had arrived, check-in was a breeze. We had one of the rooms that was overlooking the seabed. The girls immediately noticed the floor "window" as we walked into the room.

Daria was a bit comprehensive of the window. She refused to step on it at first since she thought she might fall through it. She even yelled if any of us stepped on the window accidentally. Hahaha, so cute.

But the main attraction was of course, the in-room swimming pool. The girls shrieked (I use the word appropriately) with joy when they say it. Immediately, they changed into their swimming gear and plunged in.
The 3 of them practically became mermaids in the pool and would have stayed in there for hours. We finally dragged them all out when it was time to get ready for dinner.

Since the package only included one dinner meal and we were still rather full from lunch, we decided to head out instead. It was drizzling but luckily the hotel provided each room with a mighty big umbrella so we didn't get that wet as we walked to the hotel lobby.

We took our chance with the first OK looking restaurant we saw. It turned out not be such a bad choice. The kids had fried mee, which they didn't finish because according to them, it was too spicy. And I had specifically requested for it not to be spicy. However, hubby and I had a good meal; white rice with mixed tomyam, siakap cooked 3 rasa and kangkung masak belacan. Adding in all the drinks and what not, it came to about RM44.

Eventhough it had stopped raining, the kids were too tired out to do anymore swimming. So after watching a bit of TV, they fell asleep pretty quickly.
Look at who conquered most of the bed (it was a King bed). Ambik ko, terkangkang terus!!

The next day, the kids were raring to go swimming again. However, En Rashid and I wanted to go get breakfast first, so we made some sandwiches for Dania and Dina and took Daria for breakfast at the hotel. OK, before you ask, the package only included breakfast for two. Kids (ages 4-12) cost RM37.75 per head for breakfast. And knowing Dina, she would only eat one bowl of cereal and a glass of juice and that would be it. It would have chapped my ass if I were to pay that amount for a bowl of cereal!!

So we left the room for breakfast but took the fat crapper with us (Min, I can't stop calling her that!). I must say the breakfast spread was quite disappointing. For starters, no nasi lemak. They only had porridge which is basically hospital food, so yucks! They had a good salad bar though and made a mean omelet. I liked the omelet!
Good omelet!

Daria had some sausages and potato wedges. here she is thoroughly enjoying her cold, cup of guava juice.
They had special plates and cups for children, which I though was pretty smart.
One of the two buffet counters. Daria kept on asking me to bring back the big boat on display.
Hah, no longer afraid!!
Low tide in the morning. Where's all the water, ibu? And the fishies??

Nevermind, while waiting for the fishies to come back, I'll just do some painting over here. An elephant is purple, right ibu?

It rained mostly during the day so we didn't do much. Watched TV, played games, slept. Since it was a Friday, En Rashid went out for prayers and brought back lunch. This was also Dania and Dina's dinner later in the evening. Don't judge!! They were fine with it.

The dinner buffet was slightly better. They had sate, curry mee and white rice with various dishes. I liked the peanut sauce that came with the sate. Also the curry mee was no bad. En Rashid became a fan of chocolate covered fruits, thanks to thw\e chocolate fountain they had. Oya, the chocolate they used was dark chocolate, so yummy!!!
Someone sure is enjoying her ice cream!!
It took 10 shots before I finally got one of her licking her ice cream. Hahaha, thank god for digital cameras.
En Rashid, full and NOT thinking about work. I hope.

The next day was check-out day. The girls woke up extra early so they could squeeze in as much swimming time as possible. We took them to the outdoor pool, so that they could swim while we had breakfast at the pool cafe.
The hotel had 2 pools; one for the kids with slides and all that and another for adults.I must say the hotel took great pride in their facilities, everything was kept nice and clean.
A reluctant look given when asked to leave the pool. Nevermind adik, we'll come back again soon.
Here's the room we stayed in. Ignore the mess. The beds were super comfy and the pillow super plushy.
From the bedroom, you go through the kitchen to the bathrooms. The kitchen had a microwave and plates and utensils. The bathroom was split between the toilet and shower room. The sliding door you see opens up to the in-door swimming pool.
The buggies that took hotel guests to and from the hotel lobby to their rooms. Mighty useful especially if its raining or when you want to check-out with your bags of crap.
Tired but happy. The girls really enjoyed themselves so I would say the quick getaway was just what we all needed.

Now, it's back to the real world. Next week is mid terms!! Argghhhh...plus finals for the kid's kafa school.

Monday, October 24, 2011

This is Where I Get All Mysterious and S@*t

So I finally made the appointment for this coming Saturday. Until then, I'm gonna try to keep my mind off it. Hopefully. I'll try.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It Doesn't Really Take That Long Anyway...

This piece of news caught my eye today.

Hertz fires 26 Muslim drivers in dispute


More than two dozen Somali Muslim drivers for Hertz at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being fired after refusing to clock out for daily breaks during which they normally pray, according to media reports.
The 26 workers drive the company's rental cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling. They are among 34 Hertz employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.
Eight of the 34 signed the clock-out agreement and have returned to their jobs, company spokesman Rich Broome told The Associated Press Friday in an email. Termination letters have been sent to the rest.
The company made it clear the suspended workers needed to agree to the clock-out conditions by the end of the day Thursday if they wanted to be reinstated, Broome told The Seattle Times.
The firings were first reported by KOMO-TV.
Broome told the AP earlier this month "It's not about prayer, it's not about religion; it's about reasonable requirements."
Observant Muslims pray several times a day.
Hertz said the suspended workers were violating provisions of a collective bargaining agreement and a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached two years ago.
Teamsters Local 117, which represents the workers, said the two sides were unable to negotiate an agreement that would have allowed the workers to return to their pre-suspension status, under which they wouldn't have to clock out to pray.
Union spokesman Paul Zilly said the workers were given an ultimatum to sign the clock-out document.
If Hertz felt some employees were abusing the break policies, it should have dealt with them individually, Zilly said.
The union said the break clock-out requirement is not in the contract and Hertz had agreed during negotiations last year that it would not require it.
The union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. The union also said it is filing religious discrimination charges with the EEOC.
The union represents nearly 80 Hertz drivers who earn between $9.15 and $9.95 an hour. About 70 percent are Muslims.
Here's the link to the story. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44985725/ns/us_news/#.TqGWM1Zr6So

OK, here's my take on the story. I don't know exactly how long these workers are taking to perform their prayers but in actual fact, it does not take more than 10 minutes for each prayer. Shorter if the person is a guy because for ladies, we need to take off our head covering, take off our make up, take care of our prayer attire, etc, etc. But for guys, the just need to take ablution, make sure their attire covers down to their knees and start praying. Unless the workers were also taking a cigarette break, their absence would only be for 10 minutes, at most for each prayer time.

Plus, if they were working 9-5, then there's only 2 prayer times that they need to perform during working hours; Zohor and Asar. Just 20 minutes out of the 8 hours they're working.

Again, the article didn't say how long these workers were taking off to perform their prayers and I can't claim to know the policies for clocking in and clocking out as we don't implement those in our company (Thank god!). However, I really feel that the company could have handled the situation in a much better way.If a few of the employees were taking longer than 20 minutes for each prayer break, then the company should have handled them individually.

Whatever the outcome, I hope it ends positively for both the workers and the company. And most of all, I hope this doesn't deter other companies from hiring Muslims as their employees.

Peace!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Yer, Tolong Jangan Menyemakkan Bangi!

I saw this in the paper today.

I totally support the ban!! I love the fact that Bangi has nothing. Hahahha...except for a few small hypermarkets, we only have a defunct bowling alley. Which is fine!!! We don't need those stuff to mess up Bangi. I don't want Bangi to become a choked up town like Bangsar or Puchong. I'm fine without the traffic and the chaos. I'm fine with driving 18kn to Putrajaya to see a movie. I'm fine with going to Mines to play bowling.

Just keep them out of Bangi. Buat semak je!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kenapa Tak Reti Guna Kepala Otak?

Ni gambar aku ambik masa kat surau ofis semalam. Korang nampak minah tudung purple tu tak? Serious aku terasa nak bagi panampar je kat dia semalam. Dok surau, memekak je dok gosip ngan kekawan dia. Padahal bukan tak nampak orang lain dok solat kat situ. Bleh tak..ko dah sudah solat tu, ko cepat2 bersiap lepas tu belah. Jangan dok lepak lagi kat surau tu, gosip hal orang lain ngan lorat Kelantan ko tu, sampai orang lain nak solat pun terganggu. Yang aku geram, dia bleh merengek kuat2 kat kawan dia sebab pakai eyeliner tak cantik.

Ala. Siannya. Eyeliner pakai tak cantik yer? Meh sini, aku cucuk mata hang ngan eyeliner tu!!

Dari aku start solat, sampai dah bagi doa, dia dok merengek kat tepi tu. Masa aku tengah bersiap pakai tudung, aku toleh, tengok dia dok makan plak!

Banyak hudus muka ko!! Sapa ajar makan dalam surau ni?? Sah2, banyak poster2  kat situ dok ingatkan...jangan bercakap atau makan dalam surau. Ko tak reti baca ke apa?

Sori la, tapi aku memang pantang orang macam ni. Jenis tak hormat orang lain. Nak kata mak ayah tak ajar...aku rasa mak ayah dia ada ajar, ustaz/ustazah kat sekolah ada ajar. Dia je yang tak reti makan saman!! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dina's 7th Birthday Bash

I better write about this before it becomes stale. We had the birthday bash last Saturday at home. It was a small occasion, we invited only a few of Dina's friends and classmates. After much deliberation, we decided on a theme...

ANGRY BIRDS!!!!

Did you make the bird sound when you read that? Hahaha..

We set the party to start at around 11am and end at 2pm. I figured 3 hours of having a house full of hyper kids was enough.
The first activity lined up was a coloring activity. I had printed out several pictures of the angry birds (and some pigs) and pasted them onto manila card boards. I also had several small angry bird pictures the kids could paste onto their finished product. I made sure there were enough crayons and color pencils to go around. This activity was great because it kept the kids in one section of the living room, relatively quiet. Heee.

Then it was cake time. We had to wait for my brother and SIL to arrive as I had asked Aida to pass the cake to them.
The cake was a hit with the kids! And Dina was so happy. Everyone ooohh'ed and ahhh'ed at the small birds and pigs, complete with slings and tiny bird eggs to go.
A picture together before everyone sang Happy Birthday. That dude on the far left is my 3 month old nephew. How cute is he?? Oya, those angry bird t-shirts the girls are wearing was bought that morning. Hahahha..last minute purchase from the shop across the road. Sib baik ada.
This picture was taken and edited by my brother using his iPhone. I love it coz it looks like a sketch. Also Daria looks extra chubby in this photo..haha.

Daria the Destroyer messed up the cake before we could stop her. Luckily she only messed up the letters and not the cake itself.
The kids were all trying to "book" a bird to eat. Hahaha..I told them to share, the birds were made out of pure sugar!! The last thing I need is more hyper kids in the house.
Everyone have cake!!
Here's Min with her 2 nieces (pink dresses). She was only one of the two adults who stayed throughout the party. The rest just dropped off their kids at the gate. She was suppose to come as General Pig but her pig snout paper mache project became an epic fail. Reluctantly, I let her stay for cake. :P

After cake, was a game I called "Kill the Water Bottle Pigs". Basically I had printed out pictures of the free pig and taped them to a few empty water bottles. The kids had to try to knock all of the "pigs" down using the angry bird plush toys I had bought for the party.
A simple game but the kids had a blast! It looked easy but was a bit tough for the smaller kids. In the end, we lumped all the water bottles close together, to make sure everyone had a chance to "kill" all of the pigs. I gave out angry bird erasers as prizes for those who succeeded.
The games were only meant for the kids but apparently someone didn't get the memo. Siap tak bagi budak potong line tu..sabar je la. Hahhaha..
Early signs of too much sugar in her system. Huaarrggghhhhhh!!!
Once everyone had succeeded in winning an eraser, we moved on to opening the presents. Dina got a lot of really cool stuff. Lots of stationary and color pencils to last her a lifetime. Hahaha.
Around 1.30pm, the party started to wind down. I gave each kid a helium balloon to take back home.
Together with a party pack. Each kid got an angry bird stationary set, an angry bird notebook and a lollipop.
While waiting for the parents to come, Dina and her friends took some pictures outside, with the plush toys.
My girls. Sigh...they're growing up way too fast.
Menu-wise, I kept it simple. Bihun with egss, nuggets, egg sandwiches, multicolored jellies and cake. For drinks, I made punch. I bought some colorful plastic cups (red and yellow) to tie in the angry bird theme.

We played a few more games since some parents were a bit late in picking up their kids. We played "Put the Birds Back in their Nest". Basically I took the box the cake came in and asked the kids to try and throw the plush toys into it. Anyone who could get at least 2 birds into the box got an extra lollipop. After that, we played "Bomber Angry Bird" which was a varied version of Pass the Ball. I used my iPad to play the Angry Bird theme song as the music for the game.

All in all, the party was a success. The kids had fun, the adults got to eat in peace and Dina was very, very happy. Here's to another birthday party next year..well, maybe.
ANGRY BIRDS!!!!