Monday, January 28, 2008

The week that was

On 23rd January, Thaipusam holiday, Intan, Nani, Zi and I went to Midvalley for a mini reunion. The last time we all met was here and then we went the three of us went here. The venue Chilli's again- I just can't get enough of this place altho sometimes service a bit kureng but the food delish..

We promised to meet around 12 and as DH, the kids and I decided to drive there, we thot we'd arrive early- tau ajelah the jam and parking problem in Midvalley. Reached there half eleven and waited at Chilli's around 12. Big mistake as my dear friends came like 45 minutes later. Waiter and waiteress gave me daggered looks.. I felt solah guilty as the line, as usual panjang at Chilli's though sometimes I think its their marketing strategy as I did went once- line panjang kat luar tapi inside banyak tempat. In KLCC you have to wait at least an hour.

Anyways, we had gala time stuffing ourselves and remeniscing, gossipping our friends. We met our ex roomate in Chilli's itself and later on another collegemate at the surau. We left Chilli's around four- Waitr(ess) dah buat nampak tak nampak. Tanya refill pun buat tak paham.

Afterwards we went to MPH. I wanted to look up a book on clay. My current obsessions now are plasticines and clay- sibuk buat mini roses, cats, fruits, rabbits- Macam budak2 pulak. Found a cheap book and bought one immediately. I'll post pix later.

Kakak has been selling rings, bracelets and necklaces she made from beads at school. She came back one day and told me she has 12 orders. Ada yang mintak rings aje, ada yang one set. I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand I am proud of her. On the other- takut jugak other parents complain. Anak Yang dipertua PIBG jual barang kat sekolah. Budak2 buying things instead of food. Tapi come to think of it kekadang beli entah apa2 kat stationery shop tu or jajan tu sama jugak. Anyway, we don't want her to do this daily. I told her she can only take orders on Friday and start doing them when she finishes her homework. My MIL ( a teacher herself-is dead against it- though my husbands said he sold jambu at school and his sister said she sold papers for 10 sen each). My mum ( who is also a teacher) said she can't do it during class- maybe during recess.

My sister Ida delivered a baby boy- Mohamad Amir malam Thaipusam- well at 1 plus am. I was suppose to see her on Sunday but the baby has jaundice and had to be admitted. We went to Nor's house aje.

Sunday night. Juara lagu. Wow bestnya. I think the best vocal meme Jaq and Lah.. Manalah Lah selama ni.. I heard he's not with VE anymore tapi mmg class gitu. I thot the song should win the Juara Lagu. Oklah esrange tu- song ok- vocal- I thot Rich did a really good job but lyrics..a bit kureng in my opinion.. yang I dengar Itu Kamu aje.. Izin ku pergi of the Balada category mmg berhantu- truly deserve the title. I thot overall performace was very good. I especially like Bob, even Sofaz did a better job than the semi final,

Siti camtulah.. macam mana lagunyanya so-so aje.
Nora deserved the etnik title.
Performance - Mawi- tu dah mmg expected- not really because he did a good job, oklah.. vocal wise taklah best sangat.. he has so many fans as they are bound to vote for him- I'm not surprise.

I like the presenters..altho kekadang banyak bebenoror bercakap. Farah and Ally, Faizal and Cheryl.

Friday, January 18, 2008

This and That

Selamat Menyambut Awal Muharram everyone. We went to Mak B's for doa selamat. Got there half way through the Yassin. Food was delicious- Murtabak Singapore ( fav), Tahu Bakar ( another fav), Rojak Buah ,Kue tiau, Mangoes and ciku, Laksa Johor, Nasi Lemak. Had so much of Tahu bakar and rojak buah and Mangoes, that there was no room for either nasi lemak or Laksa Johor.

On saturday night adik sakit gigi. Toothache can be really painful and it was her first. As it was already round 10, manalah ada dentist yang bukak. I was at my wits end. I asked her to brush her teeth and DH suggested that she gaggle salt water. Tak hilang jugak.. dah menangis.. Langsung tak teringat asking her to eat panadol. Looked through my aromatherapy books- I remembered reading about something. Nasib baik one of the thing they suggested ada kat rumah. Rushed down and got two cloves/ cengkih. After eating ..adik said her toothache's gone. Oklah tu.

The next day DH went to the chinese sinsei- dapatlah ubat gigi which I suspect panadol. Makan tak hilang jugak sakit, so she took the cloves lagi.

On Monday I took the day off, she had fever and we went to the dentist. Went back armed with antibiotics and pain killers. The Dentist, who I thot looked familiar, suggested that we come back to extract the tooth.

Tuesday had to half day off for Court regarding abah's estate. Panicked as had to drive to mahkamah persekutuan Alone. Before every single turn called DH. SIL Shila called to say that DIL 's in IJN. Apparenly the day before they had three person's relay and DH brought DIL from Ayer Keroh to Nilai and BIL from Nilai to KL. Lah...hai. I thot Abah ada kat Kluang Hospital.

On Wednesday we rushed to IJN, and even with the newly free (yay!!) highway we reached around 8.15pm and we told that visiting hour's over. DH went up alone first and I went up after he came down but Abah was at the Surau. As it was already late and the kids were hungry we went to a famous restaurant near Tawakkal, had dinner and went back to Sepang.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Folk Art and Jewellery making course

For the past two weeks I have been busy. On Saturday, Dh had some kind of presentation at a hotel near Jalan TAR. I thot of going to Sogo- dah lama tak pi. - But then Saturday in Jalan Tar with 3 kids? Nah I thot, better go to a place where there are other things to do besides shopping. I came across Creative MP4 advert RM299 for 4Gig- only in KLCC's Best- tho I'd go and see. My MP3, bought a few years ago- 256mb samsung, which I'm still using dah macam tak cukup space. My main criteria for the thingy would be- it has to be small, 2G and above, preferably with no need for a USB cable. and within the RM300 budget. Of course Best being on the 3rd floorkan.. long way to go, DH dropped me near Isetan and Isetan - SALE- apa lagi.. side tracklah sekejap. My ' Gucci' bag dah berbulu and I want a big bag where I can put all my gadgets inside, PDA, MP3, notebooks- entah apa2 dah apa PDA ada note book lagi- 2 plak tu. Anyway- tengok kat Elle- terberkenan then moved on to renomalah , Guesslah, apa kebende.. Makin banyak tengok, makin poning..Spoilt for choice.

In the end I found this bag which was a real bargain- cost RM 500 and it has 70% discount for members- terus jadi member-- RM150 for a leather bag.. Ok I thot- better go see the MP4 first. When up to Best- saw So*Y MP3 - ok jugak- Duluterberkenan the sports version of it - tapi no stock and way beyond my budget.
There is one I thot looks cool too, tapi macam tak layan sangat.. so I ended up with a 2 G S**msung Mp3 for less. Yay.. Sam**ng lagi my DH would say. Two previous and current phone, previous mp3 are all of the same brand. Kenapa tak beli creative- 1it is much bigger - I wanted something small and I could clip on.. exercise boleh guna. and plus no USB cable ( Handbag penuh enough )..
Then of course-to Kino*****. Wouldn't be complete if we miss THE bookstore. Browsed a few books. Of course there are a few I liked- art books mostly..But my mind was on the bag.
Asked the kids nak makan mana.. Silaplah kan.. Chili's they say. Oklah mama said and off to Chili's. Tina, who usually can't do without tostada chips decided not to have it. Pizza mmg tak nak- ( how did she get to be so tembam you'd ask) In the end I coaxed her to try my mushroom jack..Dah semua berkenan-In the end I had to share with the kids..ok jugak- I was supposed to be on die with a T.

We went back to Isetan the bag was taken- .. in the end I bought a bag of the same brand and price. Okaaylah
Sunday 30th December

Ana, my officemate and I planned to go to Amcorp Mall to learn folk painting. I've always loved painting and especially love landscapes or of nature. Never really had a formal education. The closest thing to it was in std 6 where Pn Zawiyah in CBN taught me art. Talent mmg tak ada. But the man assured me I can do it. DH was kind enough to send me to Amcorp and off I went with adik in tow.
The lesson was ok. Pegang berus pun salah.. tangan keras aje..really need more practice. The finished product looked ok, jangan tengok dekat2 sudah. We planned to go to a beginners class, the one we went to was introductory.

Adik made a frame.. My finished folk art sign.

Wednesday 2nd December

Went to work late. As soon as I reached the office I got a call from my cousin whose parents live in Section2 Shah Alam that her father collapsed . I rushed to Section2 and found her sister and mother with a neighbour. Pakcik had gone. I took the day off, helped them prepare for the Burial. Alfatihah.


We went to Sg wang to buy for DH much awaited birthday present. We went through few seas of stalls before he finally found the one he wanted. Phew. Went back to my mum's and was lectured by my sister who waited for us for ages.. What to do .. we have one picky buyer. Had to go Shila's as well and by the time we reached to SIL Nor's it was already half past eleven. Reached Nilai exhausted.


Woke up early to attend jewellery making workshop. Tak tau mana- so had to ask for directions.. venue- Shah Alam- time 9.00. This time I brought kakak with me as she is very interested in jewellry making. Dah banyak bracelets she gave away to her cousins, necklaces for her sisters- she doesn't like wearing 'em tho. We reached there on time.. The lesson started with making long pearl necklace and bracelet. Easy enough. Kakak made 2 small pearl necklace and two bracelets. Then the instructor introduced the loop technique, which is more difficult but manageable. The fourth project was a ring. Ni susah.. berpinar mata and I had to take off my glasses, so close the row of beads were and solah keras the pins. I had a migraine just then. But kakak ( the yougest there) and I enjoyed the class, We met new friends and learnt a new skill. We planned to attend the second class next month. I had to go to summit to meet a friend and I bought kakak a jewellery making kit.

Mine- the off white, kakak's blue