Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Camarina, Camillia , Reading







Camarina, eversince discovering poems has been writing them . Dulu she started off with stories, some of the stories she wrote include,


1. Jangan Buka Pintu,


2.Key Island- macam treasure Island jugaklah and she got her ideas from her dreams,


3.Hantu Laut,


4.Anak Derhaka and Anak Soleh,


5.Eleven Dancing Burgers.




Sometimes she'll tell me stories, bila kakak dah fed up dengar. I heard whatshername- JK Rowlings sister had to endure J's stories masa kecik. Kalau dah besor tulis buku mcm JK Rowlings Ok jugak.. Mama tumpang suka.



Well her favourite books are Mr Midnight and Geronimo Stilton- tu yang cerita tulis pun lebih kurang same genre. I read all the books I bought for them. Apa nak buat mama pun bookworm - and I must say I don't quite like Mr Midnight after reading a few titles. Mulanya OK after a while dah predictable.




Camarina ada admirer at school. Wahyu. Things Wahyu did were:


1. Kiss her hand


2. Wrote her a love letter.


3.Blew a kiss


4.Held her hands


Mama tanya nombor berapa Wahyu dapat dalam kelas. She said 20 something. mama kata..suruh dia belajar. Speaking of Wahyu- Dulu masa kindergarten one of her admirers pun nama start with W jugak. Sometimes macam tu ..my sister also ada kena mengena dengan persons nama H and kahwin dgn H. My alphabet pulak F.

when adik discovered poems she got excited. Sekarang sibuk cari words yang rhyme. Now she's writing lyrics. She has written one in her blog . - under my follower. I 'll ask her to update her blog often. Hahaha if it is even possibe. Mama pun jarang update.

Kakak's current favourite book are the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Hari tu I bought three books, the next day dah habis!! Alamak..We've read 1-9. Nak beli lagi tunggulah.. Last month aje dah beli 6 books.

I tried to encourage kakak to read Enid Blyton's. I love her books- the Faraway Tree was my favorite, next Malory Towers, St Claire, Secret Seven and Famous Five. Tapi both of them are only interested in Faraway tree.

Mama is rereading her Agatha Christie. I read her books when I was thirteen when all my friends were reading Mills and Boons, which I found predictable (I supplied MB to my friends as my mum read them). Baru2 ni main game by Agatha Christie- Peril at end House , Death on the Nile- ending mcm buku and last few days.. And then there were None- One of her best books- 10 people on island- one by one died. The game's ending is different from the book and you can choose three different endings- killer sama tinggal lagi siapa yang tak mati aje lain. I love this game. The best of the three.
Semenjak main click games ni mmg dah addicted. Bebudak pun. Tina has played the Unicorn Castle three times. Dah hafal dah. The easiest she can play- sebab most of it cari silhoutte ofthe items or jigsaw or match three patterns or gears. Yang ada list of things to someone has to read out for hear. I've tried James Patterson's Scarlet women Murder club- best jugak. Art of Murder pun ok. I prefer mystery games as you can see, got hooked eversince main Tomb Raider masa Camillia was one. Kesian anak kena ignore.

MAHA


Best jugak.. Banyak kambing, cows and macam mcm ada. When am I gonna start the project, they asked. DH said to do something yg boleh pack and go since he said he is going to do his long awaited PHD. Maybe in 4 years time, after his PHD.
Bebudak enjoyed it. Pi kandang Arnab, cats. Ada elephant ride, Camel ride, Pony and Horse Rides..Macam dekat A farmosa jugak.




High School Musical


Expensive than the usual Disney On Ice thing. And less enjoyable. One of the main reason is probably dok jauh, mahal bebenor tiketnya. But even the props were not as good. Kakak and Adik went with Sis Ida and kids. Tina tak pi. I told her I'll bring her to the Princess Disney On Ice show.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ebay course, Melaka

So long since I updated my blog. Ingatkan dah dok rumah ada masa nak blog. Ambik anak, hantor anak, buat website, update inventories, attend to contractors etc tak sompatlah nak update.

Ebay course

Interesting. Although some of the things I have done before going for the course. Such us registering with ebay , paypal and listing for selling ( I have listed two items ebay malaysia ( my paypal account not verified, you have to get it verified to sell ebay US/UK etc- free and tak ada takers- according to Ryan ebay malaysia ni ramai joy bidders. Boli tu mmg dah lama as I used to buy exercise tapes from ebay - 8 years ago, when they had bidpay instead of paypal and sometimes i had to send bank draf over to the US.

There were videos of powersellers of the ebay. Ada this 26 yr old hongky guy who sold his first item- a toy car. He bought the car retail- tak tau kat mana nak cari wholesale - bought them for 20 HKD and sold them for 20usd made 600% profit. Jual from his bedroom aje lak tu. Now he has a warehouse full of the stuff. Inspiring.

Here are the things I learnt from the course

1. I can use the Public bank debit card to withdraw the money that the buyers pay thru paypal.

This is new to me as from the paypal website kata Malaysia have to withdraw from US bank account. Nak bukak US bank account I have no idea.
2.We were given a template to sell.

3. We can use Ebay Turbo lister software- free for listing purposes.
4. End listing during peak hours. US time- around after dinner. ( i used to stay up dulu to bid on certain item)
etc..
My brother has a friend who is an ebay addict. Masa working hours you can see him bidding for items. I also found out that items yang ada the word antique or vintage sells really well- One guy sold an old vase and tengok it's a ming and the vase went for millions. May be I should rummage my moyang's kampung house. So friends- ada benda terpakai you want to get rid of.. sell them on ebay.

Is it safe to buy from ebay? Mostly ok. I have bought several items of ebay- more than 30 I think. So far so good. Ebay has a system whereby you can leave feedback to the seller. If you choose those seller with lots of positive feedback you'd be all right.






Cuti cuti Malaysia

Cuti sekolah we went to Melaka. To Afarmosa again. The last time we went was when DH's ex Sdara's reunion- I remember Dadofour, Haq sang there , Tina patted the albino python then, we took photo with the tiger. This time around we stayed for 2 nights. Oklah RM500 ++ for2 nights including breakfast, safari and carnival.

We checked in at 4 pm on Tuesday, after maghrib went to the carnival at Cowboy town. Room Oklah.. ada 2 double beds, kitchen .

At the Carnival -ada beruk naik basikal, acrobatic dog, dancing elephants. The kids enjoyed it. Tengok 4 D movie..masuk lambat sikit- bcoz mulanya too early. OKLAH but it was expensive for a half an hour show.


The next day we went to Melaka town. , the big Stadthuys ,- maritime museum, Botanical garden. We took a beca from the Menara Taming sari- revolving tower to the the clock tower-Stadthuys . Kakak and Adik especially like the dutch governor's residence. Kakak baru belajar history. Tina pulak bored and mengadu panas. So Tina and baba dok at one corner , while the three of us went around the museum. Lepas tu pi cari beaded shoes.. cantik!!, then we went to the botanical garden and the maritime museum.




The next day , we went to a Farmosa's Safari. Finally we got to go the Safari part. The last time we missed. hehe..Animals roam free while us humans caged in the lorry....


Camel- lia

Tina enjoyed Pony and elephant ride. Kakak and adik went for the Camel ride.We skipped the bird show as we went to the show before- found it better than the one in hongkong. We went to the multi animal show, Cow boy show and elephant show instead. Cow boy show was so so. Last time we missed the show- this time we found out we didn't miss much. But the multianimal show and elephant show was as great as before. There were two paintings drawn by the elephants, I thot- impossiblelah dia draw especially one particular painting yang looked like a tree. But the elephant reproduced the same painting.. Wow.




We reached home around 9. Adik cried.. already she missed Melaka..


Verdict
Melaka was charming. We did the tourissy things. Still we could have planned our day at the town better. Lain kali we would go to the park, mini malaysia etc first masa tengah paneh terik tu and then go to the town proper.
A farmosa resort mmg best. Of course ada room for improvement. We especially like the Safari. Dulu rasa mahal but of course there those shows and also the animals are friendlier..datang kat u..Kalau pi zoo, animals are half asleep or somewhere - puehlah jengkit- giraffe, lion ..sebatu jauh....at Farmosa the animals pi near you. This time around tak ambik gambo dengan tiger, Dh and kids ambik gambo with albino python. Mama..?.cukup ambik gambo dari jauh aje..