Tuesday, November 30, 2010

on leave monday and tuesday

Penat! Baru balik from surveying some stuffs. End up tak boleh nak decide nak yang mana pon. 1st item I macam takde feeling pon nak..more like..kalau ada ada la..then worse part is I don't even know which one is the best..so pulang dengan tangan kosong. I don't think I need one that urgent now. Keeping my options open. 2nd item not mine but hubby's. This one of course tak beli sekarang but survey-survey dulu. We are keeping our options open too for this one and hope to settle for the best. Still considering between need or speed..hmhmhmhm..

Semalam pon I cuti and managed to do something to my hair. I wanted to cut it shorter but my fav hairstylist was not there and I do not want to take the risk to ask another stylist to cut it for me. Don't think so I look ok in short hair though. Since the hair salon macam susah giler nak cari parking (ss 15..what do you expect kan?), I mintak tolong my mom dropkan and balik time tak hujan I jalan jer (since I have this, I so love to walk..worth sangat. The shoe I mean) cross the road and asked my mom to fetch kat seberang. Senang sikit for her. Sunday night I overnight kat Subang and I patut hantar Mika to his nursery on Monday but dia boleh cakap tak nak and memang dia tak nak pergi pon. My mom told me that she will take care of him so tinggal lah Mika with his Tok Mi. Manja betul. I cannot imagine kalau dah sekolah nanti..sure kalau dia cakap tak nak my parents mesti OK je. Mesti cepat dapat adik ni :P


That's about it. Nak rest kejap and in about 2 hours time nak fetch Mika. It's his turn for a haircut pulak. Rambut dah menutupi telinga and I bet mesti menangis punya la..Ntah apa dia takut kat orang potong rambut tuh. Later..

Sunday, November 28, 2010

quiet sunday

Sunday memang I takde plan pon. But sebab bosan sangat duduk rumah and rasa nak bawak Mika jalan-jalan, I bawak dia pergi Parade and mintak my cousin teman sebab no way I boleh pergi with Mika dua orang je. My mom nak masak that morning, so I ajak je la my cousin sebab orang lain tak available. The good thing ada baby/kid is..boleh park kat tempat yang dikhaskan provided that you datang awal and that parking spot is available which one of the reasons why I suka pergi pagi-pagi. Less crowd and but the time nak balik je baru orang start ramai. Sangat convenient but I still feel macam ada je mall yang tak kids friendly lagi. Ok back to the story..sambil tolak-tolak stroller sempat jugak I shopping sikit-sikit. Normally kalau keluar, I memang jarang nak tolak tapi hari ni merasa la tolak naik turun ramp. Honestly speaking..ni macam 3rd time kot keluar with Mika and without hubby dan tiba-tiba rasa macam independent, dengan angkat stroller keluar masuk kereta, control Mika..kecoh eh, orang lain cam dah lama dah buat :P

Tak lama pon kat situ, pusing-pusing and by 12noon balik dah. One thing I suka kalau duduk Subang sebab dekat je nak gi mana-mana (Parade, Pyramid, Empire, Carrefour) so tak sampai 10 minit dah sampai rumah. Tak perlu nak pack barang banyak-banyak pon time nak keluar which is so different if we are coming from PH. Okay peeps, I am actually sleepy dah. Psssttt..wanna know something?? I cuti Monday and Tuesday...YEAY! Have a great week ahead everyone :)

makan-makan

We had a small makan-makan later on that evening. Tok Mak and Ellie's family ada kat sini coz my cousin nak convo this Tuesday so kebetulan mereka kat sini, my sis nak potong cake :) Yang best nye, dia pergi beli cake sendiri hence explains the HAHA on the cake and paling rajin la prepare tolong buat itu dan ini. Basuh pinggan pon dia gaks..wah, bagus la birthday girl! Tak ramai pon, kita-kita je. Umi as usual akan order dari this aunty yang bila masak mesti more than what we ask for, in a way untung la. Everytime we all order, mesti akan order roti jala..a MUST order dish. InsyaAllah Mika nye birthday nanti I nak order from her gaks. Food on that day adalah nasi minyak, ayam masak merah, daging kurma, karipap, roti jala and jelly.

my 2 cousins tengah tolong prepare kan cake
Mika ok je with them all..manja pon iye gaks sebab mereka sangat rajin melayan :)
majlis dimulakan dengan bacaan doa selamat
sibuk gaks dia nak potong cake
 
makan time!
the first pic..my cousin yang nak convo this tuesday
i love that 2nd photo..ceria je

Eventhough food banyak Mika ni fussy la sekarang. Dia tak makan benda-benda pelik. I sometime give up sebab tak tahu dia suka makan apa. Must ask his babysitter. Ke sebab takde kids his age so dia cam tak berlumba-lumba nak makan...mhmhmm..takkan nak makan ayam penyet je? Ok, that is something for mommy to think. I love my Saturday. Would be better if hubby tak kerja on weekend..life is incomplete without him..chewah!

happy birthday ADIK!

Happy 21st birthday to my little sis! Eh baru 21 ke? Napa rasa cam lebih? hohoho..nways, semalam pergi shopping and my sis yang baik hati telah teman and with her help, I managed to buy things that I was looking for..aa..lega sikit :) Dah penat jalan-jalan I belanja her lunch, kira birthday treat la. I've seen this restaurant before but tak pernah nak masuk. Tried once masa kat Spore and tuh pon dah ingat-ingat lupa rasa dia. At first my sister cam suggest..Nando's dan seangkatan dengannya and I was like..no fast food please! Lets go and eat proper meal. I rasa dia pon takut nak suggest tempat yang bukan fast food..what I had in mind were Fullhouse and Tony's Roma but she settled for this Fig&Olive. Okay la..I pon memang nak sangat makan pasta. Nice deco and tak ramai orang. Service cepat and the taste, not bad. Definitely going there again. This is at Pyramid btw.

heh..ni menu lar..duh!
the birthday girl
kakak yang baik hati..LOL
 appetizer: turkey ham crostini (must try!)
 forgot the right name but it's something to do with zupa clam aglio olio, try this if pergi sini
my sister had this..ada chicken, spaghetti carbonara and potato salad..
not bad!

Price not too bad. Definitely cheaper than Fullhouse or Tony's Roma or even Secret Recipe. Done with lunch, jalan-jalan japs and terus balik rumah. More to come in next post :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

weekend lepas

Hello everyone. It’s already Wednesday and memang back to work betul². Meetings, products and people..hari² ada je benda nak buat. Last Saturday apa I buat..Pagi pergi BM and hubby tak cakap mommy dia dah prepare breakfast so we all dah makan dulu before datang. Then dropped by Kak Johana’s house then balik rumah. Tenghari tak ingat buat apa langsung, rasa lepak rumah je. Just petang tuh pergi makan and you know what, Mika sangat suka ayam penyet! Dia boleh makan macam setengah pinggan nasi, berselera sungguh tapi tak letak sambal la. Benda lain dia macam kurang sikit nak makan tapi bab ayam penyet, laju je. Agaknye time ni dia suka makan tuh kot. Kena la ngan we all yang memang suka gaks. So we brought him makan ayam penyet and on the way back to pusing² apartment lama I, before kahwin I duduk Puchong and rented 2 different apartments there. Full of memories and can’t believe I pernah duduk situ. Macam wth, napa tak duduk rumah je. Bukannye jauh pon. Dah la parking ikut nasib. If tak turn park kat dalam redha je la park kat luar and ada 2 bad incidents happened sepanjang I park luar tuh. One, tayar depan kanan kena curi. 2nd kena langgar..tak wat apa pon kena langgar. Masih tak sedar diri, nak jugak duduk apartment. Tapi apart from that, ada la gaks sweet memories :)

sempat singgah Giant, ini budak tak boleh nampak Giant

Sunday morning pergi breakfast then again to Kak Johana’s house to pick up something. Tengahari lunch at Subang, yummy! After lunch hubby and I keluar jap tinggalkan Mika and we all pergi tempah new curtain for our rooms and living hall atas. Buat baru sebab the current ones tak cukup gelap. Hubby kan sometimes on PM shift so he really need the room to be dark, baru boleh sleep betul². Dulu I cakap nak letak blind kan, but not now kot. If nak buat blind nak buat for all windows kat atas and budget tak mengizinkan sekarang so curtains will do. Petang bawak Mika main kat park and that’s about it for Sunday. Quiet weekend actually tapi bagus la sebab dah pergi holiday before that.

he's wearing my sun glasses, sendiri ada tak nak pakai
main-main
panjat pulak, last pic tuh frame lain..best btol app ni

Psstt..nak congratulate hubby sebab got promoted. Alhamdulillah. Boleh la beli kereta idaman :P

Saturday, November 20, 2010

finally dia tido

Tido jugak mika ni. Weekend memang dia susah sikit nak tido. Asyik nak main je. Puas i dgn hubby pretend to sleep dia still awake dan main sorang2. What to do in the evening yea? Nak keluar but dont know where to. For now i teman mika sleep je la :)


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short getaway to the historical city

Hi! Hari tuh kan I pergi Melaka..so here are the pics. I dah save dalam draft malam tadi but too sleepy to post it. Now at my in-laws..tak buat apa-apa so I online la kejap. The thing is kalau balik sini macam memang nothing to do pon. More like lepak-lepak dan makan. Selalu balik pon sunyi je, the rest takde. Ok back to the story..let the photos do the talking yea

on the way..semua pon excited
we stayed at holiday inn..
have to take the straits view room sebab the one facing city dah fully booked
ok la.not bad
the room
took the deluxe room with king size bed. no WIFI connection in the room but they gave us 2 hours free to use the room internet..boleh lar!
view around the hotel
kat pic pool tuh ada hubby and mika in the background
mika excited semacam..semua benda pon nak usik
lagi i cakap NO lagi dia buat. memang tak leh duduk diam!
test swimming dulu dalam bathtub
the 1st and 2nd pic mika dalam cot tuh...dia pretending je tido. cheeky huh?
time ni dah nak pergi dinner
we went to muara sg duyong, jalan padang temu sebab paling dekat dengan town
about 5km kot..nak pergi umbai macam jauh dan takut pack
food not bad..tapi portion banyak la untuk 2 orang makan. we took ikan siakap, ikan cencaru bakar, sotong goreng tepung dan sayur kailan goreng cili
ni 2nd day..breakfast time. food spread cam biasa je

random photo of mommy and mika
2nd and 3rd pic..mika mengada suruh angkat time dalam lif and
last pic at pool..mommy terlebih excited nak mandi..mika macam takut-takut
 
 family photo
 
Okay that's it for cuti-cuti Malaysia for now. Maybe we are going for another holiday kot nanti. I love the quality moment and happy sebab Mika happy dan semua orang pon happy :) Walaupon kejap jer tapi puas hati gaks. Just that sebab ada anak kecik susah sikit nak jalan sana sini. Tunggu la Mika besar sikit then ok la kot (tapi time tuh sure cam ada anak kecik lagi kan? :P)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On the way

Salam aidiladha! Breakfast pagi tadi ala2 western. I buat french toast, scrambled egg and nuggets. While hubby pergi solat, I serve mika bfast. Dia macam makan semua but in a small portion la. Actually otw to Bahau ni. Mika pon dah sleep with his shade on. Later yea





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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

salam aidil-adha

Salam aidil-adha to my family and friends and also those who are reading/following this blog (cheh, macam la famous..so NOT! :P) Plan for tomorrow..going back to Bahau (mom's hometown) after sembahyang raya and lunch at my aunt's place. Lepas lunch, pergi Melaka..yeay! Can't wait for it. At first ingat nak stay kat Mahkota Hotel but hubby changed his plan and made a reservation at Holiday Inn. Not sure ok ke tak..but I hope it's good la looking at the price kan..hmmhhm..I'll go and check it out tomorrow. Okay peeps, drive safely if you are driving and take care..selamat menjamu juadah raya..hope my mom buat kuah kacang sebab macam dah bertahun je tak rasa her kuah kacang. Sekarang mahu pergi pack barang and get ready for tomorrow :)

thai food for lunch

Lama dah entry without pics. I'm still working on those Sydney photos. The thing is, most of the photos are in my friends' cameras. Since I still on leave, belum sempat nak amik those photos from them. In the mean time, I'll just make do with whatever I have at the moment.

Had family lunch at our regular Thai restaurant in Shah Alam last Sunday. You will see later that photos below are a bit different. Testing out this app from hubby's phone. Very cool. My friend la recommended me this app. This makes me wanna own an iphone too! Hhhmmm..

finally an Inter jersey for Mika..
hubby loves the idea of his son putting on his fav team's jersey
like father like son..indeed!
the happy grandparents
somehow my face turned out to be so fair in this pic
i don't have an Inter jersey..so I wore blue to match with the boys
my bro takde pulak his pic..body pon jadi la..the food..licin

at one of the bookstores..last pic..saying goodbye to Tok Mi 

here's another sample of the app. 
different frame and tone for the pic

Monday, November 15, 2010

monday already?

What's wrong with this blogspot? My blog is not loading. Is it only me or anyone out there experiencing the same thing? Hhhmm..on the other hand, I am on leave till Thursday this week. Yeay! Why Thursday and not till Friday? Honestly I am not too sure myself. I guess I still have unfinished businesses to solve and I prefer to come in on Friday rather on Monday.

This Wednesday is Raya Haji and will be going back to mom's hometown. After lunch, hubby, Mika and me will head to Malacca and spend a night there. Finally a cuti-cuti Malaysia. Even though for only one night, I still hope that I can bring Mika to the pool. Hotel to be revealed after the short vacation with review too. Speaking of pool, I need to find new swimming attire for myself as the last one I had was too revealing OR let's just say that the sight of me in that old one is just ermm..hideous? :D

I wanted to upload my Sydney pics but too many and that minus the ones from my friends' camera. Later..sorry peeps!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

sydney: day 5 & 6 and home sweet home

Looks like I have missed to update day 5 and 6. Was actually busy on these 2 days. More meetings with the editors especially on the last day.

Thursday:

I have a coffee session with one of the editors at 9.30am. Just me alone with him and kinda nervous at first as we were discussing about stuffs that I am not familiar with. Then went out for lunch with tax editors and 3 other TLs. Did not know the editors at all but it was a great lunch also the chance to introduce myself to them. I had 2 more meetings after lunch and said goodbye to some of my editors who will be off on Friday. Left the office by 5pm.

The shops are open till 9pm every Thursday. We took the opportunity to do some personal and souvenirs shopping. I went out with 4 other TLs and had dinner at one of the Kebab/Pizza restaurant opposite of our apartment. We then hang out at our boss place and stayed up till midnight.

Friday:

Last day at the office. Even though it was a half day, we still have another 2 meetings to attend to that day. Done with that we said our goodbyes to the editors and took photo with them. Managed to leave the office at 11.45am and headed straight to our apartment to check out. Had lunch first then we went to this market called Paddy's Market something like our Central Market where they sell souvenirs, t-shirts and stuffs with a really good price. We spent about 3 hours there and had to be back at the apartment by 6pm to catch our 9.30pm flight.

Saturday:

Arrived at KLIA at 3.30am. Hubby fetched me and since it was still early in the morning and I was still full from the continental breakfast I had in the flight, we headed home. Mika was at my mom's so I got the chance to sleep and rest as much as I wanted to but..I only slept for about an hour. Woke up and started to unpack my stuffs. Did laundry and hubby and I cleaned the house together. I even washed my curtains and the sofa covers. I do not know where I got the energy from but I lasted till 8pm that day. Went to Subang around 2pm and am so glad to see Mika. Suddenly he can talk so much and he looks like a big boy already. Brought him out for dinner and headed home with the 2 boys. Home sweet home. By 8pm, I was off to lala land and after 7 nights without Mika beside me, he is now back in my arms and I bet he must be happy to have me back too :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

sydney: day 4

Did not take our breakfast at the apartment today. Went straight to work but we caught the train on the bad time, packed! On the way to the office, bought coffee and banana bread and the guys had to take another train as the one that we took was already full. Lots of meetings today and I managed to convey team's messages to the editors and hopefully they will take note of that and not to do the same in future. H and I went out for lunch together. We checked out the stores but the prices are either expensive or more or less the same so no point buying. More meetings after lunch and I admit that I was actually lost in the meeting! Joined the meeting because it was a book meeting but the editors are from tax team. L and I kept quiet most of the time as it does not really relate to us but we played it cool and nodded our heads just to show them that we do understand with every single thing they said. Funny.

It was raining heavily soon after we left the office. We wandered around the mall for half an hour and went to Target. Took the train and went to the souvenirs shops in the city. H and I were too tired to go out again that night so we bought dinner and stayed in. I mentioned to cook on previous entry right but due to tiredness we just do not bother to do it. I only managed to cook Maggi and fried some eggs :) After dinner, watched Glee (new season) and started packing my bag. Quiet night but I love it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

sydney: day 2 & 3

Monday:

Woke up at 6.15am and I thought I was already late. The sun was shining brightly on my face (yours truly did not close the curtain properly as I wanted to enjoy the panoramic view of the city then felt asleep). My apartment mate made waffle for breakfast for us and met everyone at the lobby at 7.30am. The 2 other guys were late and we had to wait for 15mins! Nevertheless, train journey from Town Hall to Mcquarie Uni was a smooth one. It takes about 30mins ride plus 15mins of walking to the train station and from the station to the office. We bought return ticket for whole week. Cost us about $37. The office here is almost similar to the one in Cyber, a bit far from the city with a university nearby but the difference here is you got a mall with cinema and an ice skating ring. How cool is that? For someone like me who is working in Cyberjaya, I found it happening already :P The nearest mall that we have back there is like 15-20 mins drive!

The schedule for Monday was to meet and greet the EICs, Editors and Indexers. We introduced ourselves and finally I got to put names to their faces. I mean, I sort of knew what they look like from the photos my boss took 2 yrs back but meeting them in person is something different. A good day and we left the office at 4pm but I guess with the daylight saving thing, everyone rushes off home early too. We split into 2 groups for our outing that night. My colleague and I went for light shopping and I managed to buy myself a Malaysian dinner and the shop is located just next to the apartment. Once we were back at the apartment, it rained heavily with thunder and staying on the 71st floor with window glasses around you just make it scarier as we could see the lightning and hear the wind loud and clear.

Tuesday:

It was the presentation day and quite a long day too. Was the day where we needed to present what we have been up to for the past 2 weeks with EICs, Editors and our GM’s boss as the audiences. All went well. Good job to all of us. I was nervous at first but kinda get the flow when I started blabbering things that I am familiar with. We received great feedbacks from the audiences and phew..the thing that making us worried, nervous and also the main reason why we all are here is finally over, YEAY!

The rest of the guys had a lot of meetings with their editors. Me on the other hand had a pretty quiet evening checking on the emails and catching up with my team. We left the office at 5pm and plan to actually go to Bondi beach. Asked the guys to come and meet us at 7pm but they were late. Guys oh guys..we stopped by at one of the gadget’s shops and by the time we left the shop it was almost 8pm. Changed our plan and headed to Darling Harbour. More photos and poses..what do you expect when you travel with 2 photographers huh? Had dinner there and we reached home at 11pm. Took shower and headed straight to bed. What a tiring but exciting day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

sydney :)

Hello there! I’m now at the Sydney office. Weather has been great, but there’s a LOT of walking to do here. Nak pergi train jalan, turun train jalan, nak pergi office jalan and jalan jalan jalan but okay la, tak panas. Just need to have one good pair of walking shoes :)

Saturday:

I was in not so good condition before I left for the airport. I  think I had food poisoning. Started around 3PM. Vomited 3 times and dizzy+nausea semacam. I took panadol and was unable to sit let alone walk. My mom, bro and sis together with Mika sent me halfway to hubby’s office coz he was working that day. I just rest and took a nap all the way to hubby's office and airport.

Mika was asleep when I said my goodbye tapi dia sedar la, he nodded his head when I told him that mommy needs to go to work and okay lar..dia tak la nangis ke apa. I know that he will be in good hands. Hubby then brought me to the nearby clinic but it was closed so we headed to the airport terus. Flight is at 2240 but I sampai awal, 7.15pm kot dah sampai. Went straight to the clinic but the doctor was on break and since I did not have anything for lunch, I decided to have something light at Delifrance. Had mushroom soup and after that meal I was actually feeling a lot better. Checked in luggage and hubby teman sampai some of my friends sampai. We said our goodbyes and not long after that, the rest pon sampai. 8 hours flight and finally I got to watch Twilight Eclipse! Halfway before I slept and continued to watch it again once I woke up. Did not really touch the food served as I still had that mild tummy ache but Alhamdulillah, smooth journey ahead. Dalam flight tak buat apa pon, just tido dan sungguh tak selesa. 8 hours duduk je..boring weyh..

with other 2 TLs who were also my apartment mates

Sunday:

I bought the local prepaid number and its quite cheap to make international calls from the local number. After checking in and freshen up, we (excluding the other 3) went for a walk and initial plan was to find the Rock Markets. We ended up walking from Liverpool St (the place where we are staying) to Circular Quay where Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are located. What a long 2 hours walk but we had fun taking photos of the beautiful buildings and scenery there. It was freezing cold probably around 12C with strong wind in the evening and at that moment sweaters, jackets and mufflers really came in handy ;)

After that long walk, we decided to take the train back to Town Hall. It costs us at $3.20 for one way ride. Not too bad. Enjoyed the dinner, goofing around with the guys and the thought of going to work on Monday kinda spoiled our mood a bit :P Had a warm shower and headed straight to bed. Really need that rest.

Apartment is super comfy with fantastic view. Superb! Admin puts us up in 3 separate apartments and we got a room each with double bed. The apartment is fully furnished with kitchen ware and all. We are definitely going to cook on one of these days. I do not have my camera’s cable with me now. Pics will come later. I miss my boy like crazy but he's just a phone call away. It is actually a good time for me to relax and have some fun too. Will update more in next entry. Stay tuned!

city view 
at one of the alley
with 5 other TLs, my manager checking in at the background
the view from the apartment 




@clark quay - sydney harbour bridge and opera house 

 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

mommy got to go to work

this phone is officially mine for this 1 week. i doubt that i can go online with this there but if there is a wifi connection available why not rite? one of of my colleagues is already worried with no internet connection at the apartment there. i've packed my stuffs just that light packing is not my thing! gonna miss the 2 boys, the lil one especially. hope everything is ok here and there and i cant wait for next saturday. should touch down @klia at 3.20AM. first thing i want to do is to have msian breakfast! wish me luck with presentation and everything. mika, mommy got to go to work. while mommy is away, be good and dont trouble your Tok Mi. at least on the days when no one else is around except your Tok Mi. daddy will be around on wed&thurs. i'll see you on saturday yea. love you so much!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

here we come

What a hectic week. Was on EL yesterday and came back to work today but kerja banyak sangat! Leaving for Sydney this Saturday night and lagi nak pergi lagi banyak benda nak buat. With the slides, presentation and agendas and not to forget KPI..sigh..I just cant wait for this to be over. The good thing is about this trip, there will be 8 of us going this time and it should be fun trip..hope so! Both ex and current boss pergi and for 6D5N we will be staying here. Excited tapi at the same time..how la nanti nak separate from Mika. The longest I separate from him pon macam 1 night je kot tuh pon dah rindu habis. Mika just recovered from fever and I hope dia ok la sepanjang I takde ni, InsyaAllah. Okay la, nak makan and yes sekarang almost 11pm. Paksa hubby beli nasi goreng sebab macam lapar, kata malas masak. Later peeps.

Apa punya style la ni..daddy Mika punya kerja