Monday, June 28, 2010

June




HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY, JUNE



Sunday, June 27, 2010

Busy Week Ahead

Alarm was set at 5am. Made a mug of hot Milo and kejutkan Firdaus. He's going to KL this morning, taking the 7am flight. Faiz sent him to the airport at 6am. By 8.30am, I received an sms from him. Dah arrived safely and already checked-into Boulevard Hotel, arranged by my sister.


Meanwhile at home, Farid, Yasmin and my parents were also getting ready to drive down to KL. Both my parents have separate medical appointments; Mum at GH KL on Tuesday and Dad at IJN on Wednesday. Farid and Yasmin diberi tugas to take care of my parents on my behalf. My sister booked two connecting rooms at Boulevard Hotel for them so that it's easier for her to keep an eye on all of them.

Nasib baik la anak dah besar-besar .. boleh delegate some duties to them. Kalau tidak, I sorang nak terkejar sana terkejar sini .. huiihh!.. letih wooo!

Faiz and I will be driving down to KL on Tuesday, singgah fetch Firdaus at Boulevard and terus ke Allson Klana, Seremban for a night's stay. Firdaus's registeration is at 8am Wednesday morning at Kolej Mara Seremban.

Mengikut itinerary, by 12noon dah boleh bersurai dari KMS. I think we'll be driving straight home to Penang from there .. tak singgah KL lagi. Begitu jugak dengan my parents, Farid and Min. Right after my dad finishes his IJN appointment and check-up, they'll leave for Penang too.

Till then, I have the whole of tomorrow (Monday) to myself when Faiz goes to work! Hmm... nak buat apa eh? Nak pi mana? Haa! I know! I'll sms my good friend later tonight and find out if she's free for breakfast tomorrow and lepas tu, maybe catch up with another friend working at Queensbay, for lunch. Yess!!! Lepas lunch, pegi shopping ke.. pegi facial ke.. best gak, eh? Can relax!



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nokia 6600i Slide



Handphone Faiz hilang! I think handphone tu tercicir masa pegi beli durian petang kelmarin coz I remember that was the last time he used the phone. So, petang tadi pegi Prangin Mall beli handphone Nokia baru, bukan yang latest model tapi yang biasa-biasa jer. Cukup takat nak receive and make calls, sms and camera function.


Friday, June 25, 2010



My father-in-law & mother-in-law came for a visit today. Aiseyman.. I pun dah selesai masak. Masak pulak yang cincai-cincai.. masak asam ikan talang, sambal belacan, sotong goreng kunyit, ayam masak kicap and telur dadar jer. Segan la bila jamu mertua makan lauk simple ni tapi happy tengok dia makan tambah 2 pinggan.. hehehe..




Itulah.... kadang-kadang bila masak, tak der sapa nak makan. Farid, Min and Firdaus masing-masing ada activiti luar. Lauk asyik keluar masuk simpan di peti ais ... last-last... buang.

To make up for it, petangnya I ajak Faiz pegi beli ...


DURIANs!!


My mother-in-law's favourite tu! Beli dua kotak... haa.. puas makan!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One of my rambling days..

Secrets
What are the underlying reasons why people keep secrets ?
Is it the fear of being hurt ?
Or to spare/protect another's feelings ?
Or allowing someone the luxury of a delusion, over the pain of reality ?
Are these reasons justifiable ?


I think people mostly keep a Secret, which is a Lie, because they don’t know what the truth is... what is right and wrong, so they settle for something in the middle which is not really the truth. If we value honesty, most of the time we’ll find ourselves practicing that value. When there is a conflict between telling the truth .. being honest and hiding things, then we have SECRETS ! From my observations, Secrets of a more serious manner somehow would usually come from breaking the very strict moral or religious rules. So, go figure..!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


No matter how busy dashing 'in and out' of the house, mesti jengok kejap into my ..


AND






What a pleasant surprise ... recently received quite a handful of requests to be added to my friend's list in facebook (yang sebelum ni tak seberapa orang pon! tu la.. padan muka .. dok melangut sensorang kat rumah lagi ! kesian chek.. miskin kawan).

Actually, I'm still tinkering about this Facebook thingy sebab lebih prefer blogging, but am slowly getting the 'hang' of it. Semasa tengah exploring klik sini sana ... ada la anak buah I sorang tu.. tiba-tiba 'jengah' I kat facebook.. "aaii.. mak chak asyik kat facebook jer dari tadi ni, tak masak ke?". alamak! ada spy ... hehehe... Fun jugak, eh?!!





Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pertunangan

Hari ni Roslan, my cousin in Gombak, akan mengadakan majlis pertunangan anak sulungnya Nawwar Syazni. Sadly, we are not able to attend disebabkan urusan Firdaus yang masih banyak perlu dibereskan. Anyway, Mak Chak Dolly sekeluarga mendoakan majlis berjalan dengan lancar dan dengan penuh keberkatan.


11am - Firdaus, Faiz and I went to Gurney Plaza to buy slacks, shirts, belt and wallet for Firdaus. While waiting for slack alterations, we went down to have lunch at ..







Selepas beres shopping for Firdaus, we went home for Zohor prayers. My turn pulak now ..!! Faiz took me to Queensbay to shop at my favourite GEB store. Got myself 6 pieces of blouses ..





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Petang kelmarin, bapa ada follow-up appointment to see cardiologist di Hospital Lam Wah Ee. Alhamdulillah, pemeriksaan memuaskan. Minggu depan, bapa ada appointment di IJN pula.

From Lam Wah Ee, kita pegi kedai cermin mata Seong untuk buat reading glasses for my dad. Selepas everything done, we proceeded to Pak Su's house. Aishah telah melahirkan anak sulungnya, Muhammad Azmil on 14 Jun baru-baru ni. This is Pak Su's fourth cucu. Wah! sekejap jer.. tahun berlalu ... cucu pun bertambah.



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Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Salam Takziah




When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

With deepest sympathy, takziah to my dear friend, Kathy & family, on the passing of her beloved mum 6.30am this morning.

Sharing your sadness today,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The past few weeks have been very challenging and exhausting. I'm constantly in and out of my house.. attending to 'urgent matters'.. appointments.. 'lintang-pukang' dashing from one place to another.. it's amazing how I coped!

Kept telling myself ... 'Go with the flow' ... accept the moment, without judgment or anxiety. Remind myself that I can handle whatever comes my way at the moment. Acceptance does not mean that I agree with, or approve of, what is happening. What really matters is that I'm making a sincere and continual effort and taking an active role in life to make a difference.

To keep my sanity, I'd think of the things that makes me smile, and be thankful for them ... think of the things that bring joy to my life, and be thankful for them. Be thankful for even the smallest little details of life.

Ok, enough of that! Fuhh!! Legaaa merungut sorang-sorang pepagi ni.

Last night, received a pleasant surprise phonecall from my cousin Ana. Nak tau diorang tengah buat apa?? She and her girls were checking out my blog and later adding me up in their facebooks. Muaaahhhaahhaa...
My special congrats to her eldest daughter Nur Shazzana on the great results she got for her university exams. Salute to you, dear! I'm sure my two charming twin nephews in UM have also done well in their exams (as always..). Mak Chak tumpang bangga anak-anak buah Mak Chak pandai!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kenapa Manusia Di Uji?


Alhamdulillah, my dad has been discharged from the hospital. Doktor kata my dad just needs to take his medications and have plenty of rest and try to be 'stress-free'. Ye lah.. semua orang pun want to be 'stress-free' tapi life is such that you can only dream of it! Recent 'happenings' has brought tremendous worry and stress upon the family . We are all trying to cope with it as best as we can... in our own individual ways ..

Kenapa manusia di uji? Read about it here: Ujian Allah







Things which you do not hope, happen more frequently than things which you do. In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments. When you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, the quality that helps you go on, in spite of it all.

The same goes with worrying. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.

Kita selalu dengar atau baca tentang betapa segala bencana, penyakit, kesusahan atau kerunsingan yang menimpa tubuh badan atau akal fikiran seseorang adalah menjadi "kaffarah" (penghapus) kekotoran dosa dan kesalahan orang yang ditimpa bencana itu.

Dari petikan hadis At-Tirmidzi dan Ibn Majah, Anas berkata Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: "Bahawa besarnya sesuatu balasan itu menurut besarnya sesuatu bencana ujian; dan bahawa Allah SWT apabila mengasihi sesuatu kaum - diuji mereka. Kemudian sesiapa yang menerima ujian itu dengan reda, maka dia akan beroleh keredaan Allah SWT, dan sesiapa yang bersikap keluh kesah serta benci menerima ujian itu, maka dia akan mendapat kemurkaan dari Allah SWT."

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yesterday, my dad was admitted to Lam Wah Ee Hospital.





I was at Tesco with Yasmin when my mum called. She said she had just checked my dad's glucose and blood pressure (her daily routine) and although glucose and blood pressure readings were normal, she was worried when she found the pulse to be slightly irregular - felt like the pulse stopped, skipped beats and forceful beats.

Dashed back home and took them to hospital where the emergency staff did an ECG on him which showed heartbeat to be 'ectopic'. My dad was immediately referred to the Cardiologist, Dr Lim Eng Choon. A second test - Echocardiogram - was performed. Eventhough Dr Lim said my dad was not required to be admitted into the hospital for treatment, both my mum and I insisted he stayed a day there, just to be in 'safe hands'.

What is Ectopic Heartbeat? 'Ectopic heartbeat' is an irregularity of the heart rate and heart rhythm involving extra or skipped heartbeats. Ectopic heartbeats are small variations, in an otherwise normal heartbeat, that causes irregular pulse. They may occur without an obvious cause and are usually harmless. Sometimes they are associated with chemical (electrolyte) problems in the blood, which need treatment. They can also happen with ischemia caused by a decrease in blood supply to the heart. Ectopic beats are common. Their causes should be investigated even if it turns out that no treatment is needed.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Grief





The death of a loved one is often one of the most painful experiences we go through. When someone dies we often feel at a loss to express our emotions and heart felt feelings.

I instinctively remember my beloved uncle's good qualities and contributions. Remembering these memories ... the real essence of this special person .... is the strongest counter point to my grief.

It is not how he died, but how he had lived.
Not what he gained, but what he gave.
These are the units to measure the worth of my uncle..
my Pak Ngah ..




Monday, June 07, 2010





My favourite uncle, Zakaria @ Abdul Rahman Bin Yaacob, 81yrs, has passed away this morning at 3.30am. He leaves behind my aunty - Ramlah Binti Ismail; three daughters - Zuraidah, Roshida, Rohana; son - Roslan; 18 grandchildren and 1 great grand-daughter.


Photo taken in Mada'in Saleh during our Umrah trip 2008


Lahir .. satu tarikh yang tidak dapat di pinta;
Mati .. satu tarikh yang tidak dapat di tunda ...

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Cuti sekolah sudah bermula. Minggu ni, minggu pertemuan dengan cousins. Starting on Wednesday, early morning dah terima call dari Ana (my cousin from Jitra). She and family having breakfast at the Astaka in front of my house. Sempat pegi jumpa diorang tapi sekejap jer coz they were in a hurry to go to the airport.. flying to Singaore berholiday ke Universal Studios. They were in a cheerful mood, especially her three beautiful girls.


Friday, my cousin Yati and family from Ipoh pulak came up to Penang. She arrived lewat petang and stayed at her sister's place. Lepas Maghrib, went out with her to Secret Recipe. Banyaknya nak update with each other .. maklumlah dah lama tak jumpa . Cerita sedih ada.. cerita lawak ada..









Today, Sunday morning, went to buy breakfast and bumped into my cousin Lan and family from KL. Bakal menantu (yang akan bertunang dengan Nawwar 19th June next week) pun ada datang sama. They arrived late last night and spent the night at my mum's house nearby. Today Bedah's sister buat kenduri kahwin anak dia. As I write this entry, I just came back from my next-door-neighbour's kenduri. Sementara tunggu nak solat Zohor, sempatlah nak update skit about this week's events.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Aktiviti Selasa

Every alternate Tuesdays (10 - 11.30am), I pegi belajar tafsiran hadis. Today's class was at Linda Azhar's house in Minden Heights. Hari ni kita belajar hadis tentang "Keistimewaan Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. Di Padang Mahsyar".... bagaimana dahsyatnya penderitaan huru-hara di Padang Mahsyar dan syafaat Nabi Muhammad s.a.w kepada umat Baginda.

Setelah selesai, kita semua dijamu dengan pelbagai hidangan .. tapi yang paling special - Laksa Johor. Berselera sungguh I makan! Seeeedap sangat!


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4pm, Yasmin and I went to Gurney Plaza where Yasmin had her late lunch and early dinner for myself at ..


Seoul Garden
Steamboat and Korean-styled BBQ



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After our meals, went up to 7th floor where Firdaus was waiting for us at ...



...where he works out with a 'Rapid Results' Personal Coach. I'm there to sign up for an upgrade of his package as well as to get updates about this training sessions and results. I'm glad he enjoys his gym sessions .. takder la asyik terperap jer kat rumah mengadap computer, kan. And furthermore, memang nampak latihan yang diorang aturkan untuk dia memberi kesan yang bagus .. body beginning to shape up nicely..



p/s: nope!! this fella is NOT Firdaus, ok!