10 fact about me (sheri’s tag)

Nyatakan 5 fakta MENARIK tentang pemberi award ini:

Sheri dearie is a…

i) lovable + adorable + manja gal;
ii) willing to take risk by venturing into a new land, far far away from her comfort zone;
iii) she has this cute cuddly bear on her bed back in taiping, kalu tak silap a Hello Kitty one?
iv) own a unique gorgeous lips 🙂
v) the last time I met her was at our favorite place, KLCC. She was pregnant with her second child at that time.

Setiap blogger mestilah menyatakan 10 fakta atau hobi diri sendiri sebelum memilih penerima award yg seterusnya :

1. I am a lefty. Hold my pen differently. Dulu masa kat Tadika Fatima cikgu dah suruh tukar. Tapi time cikgu tak nampak, cepat2 tukar balik hehe…

2.I love outdoors. Amat suka camping waktu zaman sekolah dulu! Went to Sg. Congkak, Ulu Bendol and ape ker lagik tak ingat nama dah… But have not done so much lately. Now ada baby lagik susah kot? Tapi omputih selalu jek bawak anak kecik camping kan. Perhaps we should try that one day.

3.I love sports. My passion during school is hockey, tapi zaman sekarang nie amat susah nak main hoki so the closest is futsal. Tapi saya tak reti nak score bola. Hehehe…

4.Relates to the above, I’m a die hard Man U fan. No one introduced me to the club, I think I discovered them coincidentally while watching tv. This year will be 15 years supporting them!!! Oh my, sudah lama already. But fergie has always been the manager since I ‘joined’. There were also Scholes, Giggs, and Neville. But they were still so young then. (same with yours truly here ahaks!)

5.I don’t use credit card. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t use credit card anymore. I did use it, very frequently during my study years abroad (shopping heaven!) and it has eaten me up. Naïve old days. Now I’ve discipline myself not to borrow against future income, and it has given me a peace of mind. So credit card sales personnel please don’t call me.

6.I don’t wear make up. Well, for special event like wedding/dinners ada lah sket2 but not everyday make up. So my hubby amat suka yang saya hanya mengambil masa 15 minit untuk bersiap ke opis.

7.I don’t really tell people secrets coz I don’t trust people (teruk ek?), except some very very close friends. Itu pun amat jarang. The one and only person I tell everything is my soul-mate.

8. I use to underestimate breastfeeding, thought it’s a piece of cake. Now that I experienced it myself only I realized it’s not easy. No wonder a lot of moms quit. Now BF has become my routine. Although I give the nursery 5 bottles of milk everyday, usually dia takkan minum habis. Instead he will drink a lot in the evening and throughout the night (sekarang nie trend dia every hour, seriously).

9. Saya tidur secara mengiring. Dulu2 sebab takut kena tindih dengan *** (duduk asrama beb byk cerita seram!), tapi sekarang nie dah terbiasa. When I was pregnant they said it’s good for your breathing to sleep on your side. My mom also said that Rasulullah sleeps on his right side. So still continue la tidur mengiring until now.

10.I have this habit of scribbling on my notebook while on the phone, or while in a course/seminar whatsoever. Tulis nama sendiri, or nama boyfriend, or try signature baru. Mcm bebudak eh.
There you goes ~ 10 facts/hobbies about me. I think it’s leaning more towards facts as zaman sekarang nie tak berapa nak ada hobi aa…

Next, anda perlu memilih 10 penerima award seterusnye dan describe tentang mereka:
I don’t think I can list 10, coz most of my blogsphere mates have been tag by sheri. I will tag my junior though, farina dearie coz I just found out her blog recently! And to others silent readers yg rajin nak buat, most welcome!

down with a cold…

Bangun kul 4am feed my boy. Teringat tak solat isya’ lagik. Perut pun agak2 memulas…masuk lah toilet. Alamak! Ada lipas!. Besar plak tu, with wings and everything. Keluar balik toilet. Tapi perut sakit… Hmmm… I have only one option left….

“Abang abang… tolong…ada lipas dlm toilet” (nada suara amat lembut sekalik)

Either hubby really pitied me or dia ‘mamai’, terus jer bangun and help killed the roach. Thank you dear. Itulah gunanya suami! hehehe… and now here I am pepagi buta dok depan PC.

As informed in my last entry, I was attacked by the common cold. And the reason I was M.I.A for the whole week was that Ashman also has caught the cold!!! I was being very careful to ensure not to spread it to him. I guess I am not careful enough…

Thus Ashman suffered. Kalau time dia demam dulu asik tidur jer – kali nie langsung tak boley tidur. Yerlah something stuck & running at your nose kan camne nak tido… Bukannya dia reti nak hembus or even breath through his mouth. Tidur siang dlm interval 15 minit jer! Sabar jer… As a result he became very grumpy. Sampai satu masa tu menangis kuat yg amat – menambahkan lagik la mucus yg meleleh tu. Cian sangat. Amat susah nak tenangkan dia. Bila bawak outside jer baru dia diam. Maybe sebab weather kat luar lebih fresh? Tapi takkan lah aku nak bersidai kat luar jer kan…

Bunyi mcm simple case – selsema tetapi impact nya amat besar to him. I wonder how parents in the world handle this. Wa caya sama lu. Coz aku 2 hari jaga dia (emergency leave) pun terasa sangat penat – flashback memori time dalam pantang dulu.

Today is Day 4 he’s down with the cold. Tapi dah kurang sket, alhamdulilah. At least hari nie dah takde nangis tahap gaban. And this weekend boleyla kitorang monitor dia. Dah 2 kalik la kiranya kitorang experience jaga anak sakit, once at 3 mths and now 5 mths. Orang tua tua kata “demam nak besar” 🙂.

The day before tu bawak dia pergi jab 5-months. Ashman seperti biasa depan Paed (Dr. Kumari) control macho senyum2 saja. Kena inject pun muka takde perasaan hehe…The next jab will be the optional pnemucocal. Rasa rasanya amik kot coz like hubby said don’t want to be like the parents in the leaflet that said sth like “If I only knew…

The good thing last week – Isetan Sales. hehe…although crowded mcm sardine I managed to grab a few blouses. Bukannya nak sangat penuhkan closet tetapi amat perlukan baju baru memandangkan baju lama dah tak muat. Oh my! I climb 2 sizes – from XS to M!!! Takpe sabar sabar…thn depan diet then boley pergi shopping Isetan blk hehe…

And of course the wonderful news of us winning THE PREMIER LEAGUE. I was not able to watch the game – dekat Ikea masa tu with my 2 darlings looking for something. Lagikpun confident menang, alaa nak 1 point jer lagik kan😉. Then my nephew Along sms me bagitau result. Yippee Yippee Yeayyy!!! Rasa nak melompat kat Ikea tu. Hubby amat tensen sampaikan terduduk di sofa Ikea yg empuk tu hehehe… Do the Kops really think they can chase us? Come on lar…and now we are getting ready for Rome. Misi yg amat mencabar. Kalah menang tak kisah (memangla suka kalu menang) tapi yg penting main kena best and entertaining lah baru berbaloi aku nak stay up tengok ngeh ngeh…

Happy Weekend everyone!

chaos week

This week has been both chaos and tiring. Kelam kabut betul. Last Tuesday, baru sampai office and received a call from Ashman’s nursery. Tengok caller ID – “Pintar Soleh” (nama nursery Ashman) berdebar siott. Takut dia demam ke ape…

”Assalamualaikum, mak Ashman. Ashman tak bawak botol susu… Oh my…I’ve prepared the tupperware (every night we will sterilized all the used bottles and put 3 milk bottles in a tupperware – then the tupperware to be placed in Ashman’s bag). But last night I forgot. And now Ashman nak minum susu takde botol?

My mind racing fast. Cannot call hubby, coz coincidentally dia takde kunci rumah –tertinggal kat rumah anuat tak amik2 lagik. Teringat kat my mom. Lucky she has my house key. Terus call dia mintak tolong dia hantarkan. Lucky I remember where exactly I put the tupperware takde laa my mom terkial kial nak carik. And lucky it’s not Friday coz Friday my mom pergi kelas mengaji awal pagi ~ 6.30am. Inilah kebaikannya duduk dekat dengan rumah parents or relatives.

Then yesterday it happened again. We woke up late, 7.45am! Overslept! Agaknya sebab hujan lebat layan tidur masyukk..termasuk la Ashman. Selalunya dia yg kejutkan kitorang hehe… Btw sekarang nie Ashman dah start tidur tiarap pulak. Coz dia pun dah reti nak letak kepala macamana takde la risau with his breathing. The APSH’s nurse said tidur tiarap nie lagik nyenyak sebab terasa seperti dipeluk hehe… tu pasal la dah terbabas sampai pukul 7.45am tu. Itupun aku yg terbangun tau. Yg 2 orang tu still sedap layan tido😉

As a result kelam kabut nak pergi ofis. Dahlah I got training that day at 9.00am. Sampai je ofis ingat nak express milk dulu. Bukak2 beg tgk my breastpump tak cukup satu komponen! My avent breast pump has 6 components, and all are needed to make it works. Now the adaptor was missing…Ughhh….Pressure2….my training going to start and my milk macam dah nak leaking….ughhhhhhh!!!

This time call hubby, by hook or by crook kena pergi amik jugak the adaptor. I cannot miss pumping session coz stock susu tak cukup. Kalau missed one session takpe boley top-up later. Tapi kalau miss the whole day, mampus laa bengkak nanti kan! Plus my baby nak minum apa pulak keesokan harinya nanti. Thus call my mom suruh letakkan kunci rumah inside my mailbox before she went to her class (my mom nie ada kelas mengaji everyday). Cannot ask her to get the adaptor coz dia sure tak tahu bagaimanakah rupanya. So lepas tu hubby balik (from his office to house only 10 minutes by motor) and amikkan the adaptor to send to me. Itupun hubby terpaksa cover line baik punya from his boss, kebetulan hari tu pulak boss dia nak bising staff datang lambat! Selalunya datang awal tak pernah nak cek pun! Nasib baik hubby naik motor -rempit aah… Alhamdulilah, at the end of the day I managed to pump 4 bottles.

Then for 2 days now I have sore throat. Sakitya bila telan air liur tu! Semalam ditambah dengan headache pulak. Nak masak amat tak larat seb baik suamiku tersayang reti masak nasik and he went out belikan lauk. Thanx sayang!

Nie dah start selsema + coughing pulak.Uugghhh.. Memang la sekarang nie musim orang sakit (coz of the weather I suppose), but I really tried my best taknak berjangkit coz I really need the strength to take care of my baby. Really look forward for this weekend nak main dengan dia. Semalam dah telan panadol 2 biji hopefully sihat la. Taknak makan byk sgt ubat kang affect plak susu.

Whatever it is, today ada ISETAN Member’s Sales!!!. I really want to go!!! Kasik release tension🙂. Mana tau sakit pun terus hilang*wink wink*

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!!

The last one!

Last week Ashman was the last kid to be picked up from nursery for 2 days in a row. The last one! (We picked him up at around 7.30pm; apparently the other parents were on time). My heart shattered like broken glass to see him alone like that (well, not really alone coz the teachers were there but it was not the same). Pity him… I felt so low, like I’m not a good mother… and also helpless, as I can’t do anything to prevent this from happening.

I’ve read in the article that at Ashman’s age, we should play and talk to him everyday. How I’m supposed to do that if I only have 15 minutes in the morning and another 1 hour at night? Btw, the precious night hour is also inclusive of me taking my bath, pray, eat and sterilize the bottles while hubby does the laundry.

It is unfair for me to keep begging hubby to leave office early when he has piles of work to do. (*Btw, I’m doing that everyday now*).

It is also not practical to get my mom to fetch the little boy as my boy is still exclusively BF and I don’t really have many stocks left in my mom’s fridge (better simpan untuk emergency masa depan).

I thought about driving by myself to work, but again that means I have to leave office early every morning to avoid traffic jam. Which might means to leave even before the baby wake up? No way! Plus financially, it will cost me extra RM300++ for fuel, toll, and parking per month.

Yet, I have to prevent such incidents to keep on happening. I am the mother thus I have to sacrifice. My mom has sacrificed so much for me and now it is my turn.

Kimora once said in her show that one you arrived home is when your real job starts :-being a mom, being a designer is only her second priority. Family first, work second. Come to think of it, I’m not that interested to climb the corporate ladder. Kerja untuk kepuasan diri and dpt extra income untuk shopping sket2 is sufficient.

There’s a talk I attended back in college where the speaker said if only he can turn back time, he will not missed his son’s soccer game. I will always remember that.

Plus, I don’t want to be like adam sandler’s character in Switch.

I will also remember the story of dear Amir Yusuf who has touched a lot of people’s heart. Although suffering in tremendous pain, his strength and capability of loving has certainly grasped my heart.

Hence I will try experimenting a few options this week, play around with times. See what I can do. It will be my resolution for this year Mother’s Day🙂

digging my pensieve

Okay it’s time to do sheri’s tag. It was so long overdue! The thing is as I said before my office now blocked any blogspot link so I only open my friends’ blogspots at home. Which is not that frequent, given that I usually don’t have that much energy left to surf the net after a usually tiring day. Rite now I’m able to do such thing once or twice a week. Talk about blogspot, some friend suggests that I use that as my host coz it looks smoother, but I really sayang my archives, come to think of it I started online blogging since year 2002! OH MY! Lama gilos beb. Am so lazy to move the archives plus don’t think I really have time to do it.

Okie back to business….sheri’s tag:-

List 5 perkara yang lawak+poyo+sengal+mengong and tak bleh nak blah and sewaktu dengannya yang pernah berlaku dalam hidup anda:

*This sounds like an easy tag but quite hard for me. Not that I have not done anything embarrassing, but the thing is I feel so ashamed about it I try to forget it. Put it out of my mind. Sampaikan betul betul terlupa. Seriously. I believe my reason is acceptable from psychologically point of view? Something like suppressed feeling? Or macam Dumbledore use his pensieve to store his memories coz byk sgt dlm kepala otak die hehe..🙂 Whatever, I try my best to dig into my own pensieve okie.**

1. Back in States, while I did my bungee jump…my shirt terselak and people can actually see my bra! And there were quite a crowd at that time! Prior to that I already tuck in my shirt and siap pakai belt, but I guess you just can’t beat gravity *sigh*. I was so embarrassed I did not even watch the video until today.

2.During my first real job (fresh grad time!), I was so nervous I actually langgar cermin bilik my superior. Coz the cermin so clean & clear I can’t see it. Boley percaya ke nie? Hehehe…ngong sungguh…But my superior masa tu baik hati tak gelak pun. Taktau laa kalu dlm hati gelak besar hehe…

3.When I did my first pap smear in University Hospital back in college, I screamed so loud! I think the whole floor can hear me! Masa tu takde la rasa malu sangat coz I’m like a foreigner (meaning bukan jumpa lagik pun they all dah lepas nie). But the next year when I came back the nurse still recognize me from that incident. Meaning I made some memorable impression that day haha!

 4.What else…oh yeah…there’s this story about skittles at the traffic light junction at Jalan Sultan Ismail. Hmm..tapi susah nak cerita laa yg nie. Tarik balik. Hanya mereka yg tahu saja yg tahu hehehe…

4.Oh yeah…once, I took a cab from home to go to KLCC. Actually I was waiting for the bus tapi bus lambat sgt dan kebetulan cab lalu so tahan jer la. Dah sampai separuh jalan I realized I only have 5 bucks in my wallet! And the cab meter waktu tu dah around RM4.90. Immediately I suruh the cab berhenti! Tapi dia amik masa gak nak berhenti, yerla mana boley main berhenti je tgh jln kan. So the fare total up to around RM5.40. I only gave him the RM5 note I had and mintak maaf byk byk so many times that I did not have enough to pay him. The uncle quite pissed, but he let me go. Thank God.

5.When I first sleep-over at my future in-laws house, (tak ingat dah berapa tahun lepas), I wanted to pray so my future mother in law tunjuk laa bilik. Inside the room, laying on the bed were towel and shirt+kain batik. Oh my oh my….seriously. I can’t wear this. Literally, I can’t. So keluar bilik slow2 whisper to my then BF taknak pakai kain batik tu. And he actually told his mom dengan suara yg satu rumah boley dengar that I tak reti pakai kain batik! Hampeh.

That’s it! I managed to list five yeayyy!!! Took almost 2 hours to complete this (including stop intermission to b-feeding my lovely Ashman). Who I should tag next: Huserz, Atik, Faz

Note: If you have been tagged earlier by sheri or others just ignore this, I’m quite behind in this tagging world:-)

celebration

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes through my cell or FB. We celebrated it quietly this year, just the three of us. Hubby bought me my favorite Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake. So yummy! Tahun depan nak lagik boley tak? 😉

Coincidentally my brother held a tea party on that day, so me and my nephew, adeeb who shares the same birthday with me considered the party as our birthday celebration as well 🙂. Cuma my sis in law ckp imagine jer laa ada cake birthday atas meja tu kweng kweng…

The next day hubby has to work outstation – to Kota Kinabalu. He said “Kena pergi K.K next week.” And my mind was racing so fast:-
“What? K.K? Next week?
Next week exam dah habis!
And K.K is like one of my favorite place!
And next week is our 4th wedding anniversary which I really look forward to!
And he’s leaving me to go outstation on that day????”

Dengan cepatnya ku berkata “Nak ikut!!!” Hubby thought I’m kidding. He did not say so but I think he did coz he did not take it seriously. But after I kept on talking about it only then he realized that I’m serious. Hehehe… I quickly sms my manager asking for her permission (extend cuti lagik 2 hari), thank God boss baik hati.

Baca2 sket online what I needed to do while traveling with a 4-months old infant, then terus booking ticket hooraayy!!! I promised myself I will take good care of Ashman. (coz hubby awal awal dah warning that he will be busy with work so I have to be independent). Cuak gak nak travel naik flight for the first time but I really wanted to go! So terus jadik kuat semangat hehe…

Turned out on the departure date memang aku jadik independent btol. We all tak bawak Mykid Ashman, which is actually required to travel to East Malaysia (I did not read that part in the net – very careless of me!!!). So Hubby took off first and me and Ashman took the later flight. (our dear nephews along & adeeb datang hantarkan Ashman’s mykid). Thank you so much for their help – temankan kitorang kat LCCT sampai the departure hour. If not me and Ashman ala ala stranded macam Tom Hanks huhuhu…

Alhamdulilah Ashman is a very good boy on the flight, tak merengek. Cuma bising sibuk menegur stewardess! Peramah like his daddy! The journey was great (Ashman’s first time on a plane) and we managed to arrive and check in the hotel safely yeayyy!!! I did it all by myself!!!!

Turned out kerja hubby took shorter time than expected. Setengah hari je dah siap instead of the expected 2 days, alhamdulilah so we have plenty time to jalan jalan. Thus we celebrated our anniversary at the soil of Borneo. It was a short but really meaningful trip to me. The three of us, just perfect.

*Thank you hubby for the lovely gift. Semoga hubungan kita sentiasa disulami dengan iman, kasih dan EHSAN hingga ke akhir hayat.