Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Lin!!!!!

I've managed to find time and patience to do Lin's page. Totally original w/o referring any past work. yay for me. Happy Belated birthday lin. May u have a blessed journey and happy life. Aminnnnn.

My morning was painted with images of Nafisah changing her car tyre. You go girl!!! She sure has impressed many. Sempat lagik aku tangkap pix. miahahaha..w/o failure, i've also noticed the surroundings of Jalan Pengacara U1/48 which is serene and not traffic-jammed in the morning. Nice view. come 8.30 am, you cant even find a decent parking spot. The nearest one is just around the corner, technically speaking. at the corner there. Sometimes, the MBSA will come and ..dont know what they do. We do see summons being issued like, long time ago. But, we have no choice either. This is an industrial area and parking space is very2 limited.

As of last night, i have waged another war with Adam, my 7 year old son. His exam marks are, well, dissapointing. However, i did spare some of the punishments for him considering that he's only 7 years old and his life just "begun". I have to keep my words that if his marks is not satisfactory, only mommy can play PS2 or it will be put where he cant find it. The school holiday is 1-1/2 month (7 weeks) and my plan goes like this:

Week 1 & 2 : PS2 will be hidden (mommy also cannot play to avoid son being heartbroken). No outing, no waterfall, no C4/Giants trip, no swimming, no Cinema trip.

Week 3 & 4: PS2 remains hidden. (mommy can play) Swimming, Cinema, Picnic trips allowed. Plus Crash course in English (1 questionnaire for 1-2 days).

Week 5-7: ps2 allowed with friends. All trips allowed. Plus various questionnaires from various subjects.

God help me!!!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Welcome to Holland.

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this....

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guidebooks ad make wonderful plans. The Coliseum, the Michelangelo David, the gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bag and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland".

"Holland?!" you say. "What do you mean, Holland?" I signed up for Italy! I'm, supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy.

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to some horrible, disgusting, filthy place, famine and disease. It's just a different place.

So you must go out and buy a new guidebook. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It's just a different place. It's slower than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around, and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills, Holland has tulips, Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming from Italy, and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life you will say, "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's where I had planned."

The pain of that will never, ever, go away, because of the loss of that dream is a very significant loss.

But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things about Holland.

Written by Emily Perl Kingsley

P/S Someone sent me this article to help me understand Sofiya's specialness. i am thankful!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

JALAN2 carik makan...

These few days were filled with invitations and sadly, we could only obliged to fulfill a handful few.
First , there was the trip to Kg Cheras Baru to Ida's engagement cum open house. after an hour trying to find street no 43 (as tipped by locals) and decided to go home, the happily engaged Ida managed to check her turned-off phone and get her sister to pick us up. My remedy? the Daging Salai masak lemak, sayur tempoyak (dunno what daun la) and the sambal belacan , was, damn delicious musciuos luscious ..i forgot to take pics!! yg panas nye, my husband's fren used to stay around here and he couldn't recall of being in the area!!!

In the afternoon, off to go to a birthday party cum open house in Kelana Jaya. Zie's house is waaaayyy easier to find for the fact that it's situated in a Taman perumahan and the area is somewhat familiar. Aiman (3+) and Ira (1+) were happily cutting and eating off their ultraman and mickey mouse decorated cake. Banyak nye PRRC member (Proton Replica Rally Club)..replica? what's dat even mean? again, forgot to take photo.

Today, off we go to SMSS BATCH OF 94 open house hosted by Md Ahirudin & Alin this year. as usual, it's a potluck event and as usual i will bring cikedis..shut up!! the event went fine and i remembered to take photos eventho not much.

Then we sped off to sec 7 shah alam for my dear hubby's mini gath at Manja's house. nice house, i would say. dunno whether the plates are of VANTAGE but they sure look very english. her whole house is filled with rose themed deco and suffice to say,nice house, nice neighbourhood and nice decos.

at home, editing photos and all, no dinner!!! not at all. (does maggi & quaker oat counts as food?)

* sigh* esok tak cuti. but i proved myself as a good co-driver as even i forgot to take all the maps readily printed out on Fri, i could find ways and means to find my way and thanks to Google map which can pinpoint md ahirudin's house ..easy peasy..
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Best Birthday gift ever

i found my Yayasan sabah friends. Finally!!! for the first time, i felt like i wanted to kiss the owner / creator of facebook..gonna hold a mini re-u soon.hmm cant wait but im a bit bz now..later..

Valve division also held a birthday bash (as if) for me, carine & leena. thanks u guys. Valvians has always been sentimental of people's birthday and we also have a knack to celebrate Baby shower and farewell party.

alice gave me a scrapnotenook...nice!!!! if u want, it's RM35 i think. i bought one for my niece, Ira, who's birthday will be on 26th.

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TW Deeparaya 2008

The event started at 5.30pm with short 5 sentences opening speech by Mr Tan and voila, the makan2 started and successfully added 2kg to my weight.*sigh*.
In short, many people couldn't attend the event due to prior engagement with customers, outstation, and deepavali holiday.
suffice to say, we could eat all we want and yes, we do tapau home...miahahaha.
the best dressed winners are:
Men best: Zahrul - reason: he put up a brooch on his songkok and hence differentiates him from the other similar looking staffs.
Men runner-up: En Rahman - maybe because he was loud? well, he did shines tho with his green attire.
Lady best: Vasanthi _ without a doubt! she has got the most bling2 attire and her colourful saree is superb!! loved it.
Lady Runner up: Yvonne - the only chinese with kebaya (i think la). black kebaya . so, she must have been outstanding (tho some people do question this one because Jo was even more outstanding with her colourful punjabi suit).
~ this scenario sounds familiar. hmm....~

anyway, it ended around 8 and the Party Plan caterer was very effective in clenaing up inclusive of taking Fariha's plate while she was still enjoying her food. damn it..y u senyap jek? haha..
since, there were not so many people, hence the event my words, less glamour and the people dressed up ..normally.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hari Raya 2008

TW preparation for Raya...aku jugak...

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Spent this year raya at Kuala Terengganu and compared to last year, this year looked a bit..kureng it because the oil price? or was it simply due to the hot weather? For whatever that counts i am blessed that Sofiya is A-OK and happily discharged from Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah on the raya morning itself. She was diagnosed with Broncho Pneumonia and alhamdulillah, she no longer cough non-stop.
Well, this year raya theme is supposed to be Purple but somehow, we didnt manage to take any family picture except few snaps here and there. How strange. Mokteh nye father passed away peacefully on 2nd day of Raya. Al-Fatihah. This year raya holiday was short (1 week only).Due to
1. im on unpaid leave - cuti sudah habis.
2. Adam sudah skola already.
3. mcm tak fun sgt raya this year. maybe the 3rd raya thing i guess...
I felt soooo homesick this year. Maybe because this is the 3rd raya i spent away from my kg. January comes..bonus time...beli ticket.

Lagu Warisan- Anak kecil main api

Listen. Think. Cry. Go to sleep.then??


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