11 for Year 2011

I dig the January 2010 entry to see whether I have achieved my resolution but can’t find it. Oh..didn’t I have one? Then I tried to look from 2009, again to no avail. Huh? Seriously? I found the one from Year 2008 though. Did I stop making resolutions since I become a mummy? *sabar jer*

This year 2011 is a big year for me (and for us) for several reasons. Amongst others; we have reached the BIG 3-0 *grin*. Our marriage have crossed the 5th year line *another grin*. We both going to start a new career progress.  AE is leaving the baby’s phase and becoming a toddler. What an interesting adventure ahead:).

My resolution for this year 2011 is simply to have a life filled with love and happiness. In achieving that, I want to have a well balance life in these five important areas ie. spiritual, family, health, career, and finances.

Below is my plan in achieving the above objective (kat ofis wat strategic planning, kat diri sendiri pun wat jugak aa…)

1. Frequent the mosque. 
Honestly, AE has never step his foot to the mosque and I feel bad about that. It is our responsibility that he familiarize with the place. 

2.  To recite Quran every day (this was actually my 2008 resolution). Teruknya dah 2 thn still not achievable. Kalau kat ofis memang tak dpt bonus!

3. To donate to charity every month (Again, my 2008 resolution).
This year, I want to connect with charity home and give whatever I can. InsyaAllah.

4. To be a more loving wife.
I love hubby with all my heart and he knows that, but these last 2 years with AE around I guess I didn’t really show much of that. So expects more XOXO this year allrite:)

5. Not to scold AE due to circumstances.
Have you been in a situation where you are tense with other people / situation and at the same time your child is nagging you, so you shouted at him unneccessarily. I did that. TWICE so far. It subsequently broke my heart and AE is such an adorable loving boy which did not deserve that.  I want him to live in a loving happy atmosphere. Play more, paint more, read more, cuddle more. Muahss muahsss…

6. To reduce my cholestrol level
As now I’m a mummy and responsible of my son, I realise I have to stay healthy for him. I want to have a healthier lifestyle. As a start, I want to reduce my cholestrol level. Last year was 5.5 (should be less than 5.2). In my case the culprits are egg yolk and prawn. I really can’t resist it. But for the sake of my family, I’ll have to change.

7. Finish my Project Paper.
Alhamdulilah I passed my last exam paper. So now I target to complete my project paper this 1Q. Well, paper nya belum start lagik….esok start hehe… *sabo je* [after submitting the project paper only can you graduate] 

8. Focus & Sincere At Work
I want to be a productive & efficient employee that contribute positively to the company’s development. No office gossip, no politics.

9. Increase my savings
Since my caesarean 2 years ago, I had used up a lot of my savings and has never really replenish it back. Now that I’m not that ‘young’ (should think about future a whole lot more), I target to discipline myself to allocate at least 10% of my salary to saving plan, then only hitting the shopping mall:).

10. Stop using plastic bags
Why can I do this on Saturday but not any other day?

11. Be nice
This year, I was made to realise that I am sometimes rude. (aik..dah umur 30 tahun baru ko perasan hehe.. sabor jer la). Well, better late than never. I guess I am a kind of person who speaks whatever in my mind. So sometimes it comes out without consideration or sensitivity. The dictionary defines it as blunt or tactless. Although I didn’t mean to hurt feelings, I guess some people got hurt along the way. So sorry if you are one of those people. Thus this year I will try to polish my manners. They said it’s hard to change how you are, but if I think before I say than perhaps that helps?  

There it goes. 11 strategies for this Year 2011 resolution. I shall print and paste it at my mirror so that I remember it! Wish me luck:) 

The Star Kids Fair 2010

I’m still in ‘post-holiday’ mood. There are things in my mind I wish to write but are lazy to do so. Btw, I’m cleaning my pendrive and found these pictures when we went to the Star Kids Fair 2010. Thought of sharing it with you guys.  

The Star Kids Fair was held at KLCCC last November for 2 days. At first I was hesitated whether AE will like it coz the paper said it was most suitable for kids age 4-12 years old. Well…’like’ was actually an understatement. AE loved it!!!

There were a lot of booths exhibiting kids’ products such as food, toys, stationery, party items, craft & music classes, and financial services. It is an efficient way for parents to compare products and services offered by companies. 

Anyway, there was this one financial booth personnel asked me whether I already have protection plan for my son and I said yes, with company XXX. The personnel then said “oh, but that company does not provide sufficient coverage”. I told her “it’s okay, thank you” but she still repeated about the coverage thingy (while walking next to me). I shouted at top of my lung:-

OMG!!! You don’t even know how much premium I pay/what type of policy I took and YOU SIMPLY SAID THAT!!! “

“Do you know that I am a banker and studied actuarial science and takaful and probably have more in depth knowledge in this subject than you????? “

 Well, the shouting is only happening in my mind. The reality is I simply walk away from her. *tapi geram tau..tolonglah study dulu product (+ marketing technique gak) boley tak*

Other than that, the Fair was excellence and we enjoyed both of our days there. Kudos to The Star and hopefully next year there will be more attractive booths. Okay, pictures time:-

at Hasbro' booth where AE enjoyed very much playing play dough with other kids

at Zoo Negara's booth where AE cross the bridge 10 times to cross the man-made river and say hi to the parrot:)

 [I think to AE the man-made bridge must be huge coz he was really excited to cross]

there was this company which sell table & walls that you can actually draw with markers. Cool huh...

 

@ Champ's booth where we bought the scott's emulsion at discounted price. AE likes it (maybe coz of the orange flavor).

 [teringat dulu kecik2 pernah suruh my mom beli scott’s emulsion coz tengok iklan kat tv. tapi bila dah try minum sesudu je..tak sedap! huhu..]

with Naruto team, rasanya AE's dad yg lebih excited;)

Till here for now. See ya later alligator!

Science time!

Hello! Happy New Year! Looks like I’ve been away again. This time due to the viral fever. I was sicked for 5 days! Dah lama giler tak sakit lama macam tu, risau gak beb… Alhamdulilah now everything is okay:).

I was still a bit hangover thus not really in the mood to write about my NY resolution or 2010 memories. Thus I thought I’m just going to upload some pictures of us when we went to National Science Centre recently.

If you people out there have problem where to bring your kid during the weekend in KL (other than shopping mall), this National Science Centre is perfect solution for you. Although AE is only 1.5 year at this time, he really loves it.

The entrance is free (at that time we were there). And now I heard they got new Dinosaur Exhibition with all kind of Dinosaur species which will last until May this year.

You can start the morning there with picnic at Dinosaur Park. Then the journey starts with big aquarium with tunnel which have all kind of fish. Then there’s a few science section you can explore, depends on the kid’s age. 

There’s a great Playland which AE spend hours playing inside (limited to kids age 4 and below only if I’m not mistaken). Discovery Section with blocks & puzzles, 3D theatre where you sort of ride on a submarine and discover sea life (AE wanted to watch this show 3 times!!!), and other kind of Science sections which I don’t really remember their names. (talk about bernoulli, graviti, chemistry, etc, etc). Here’s some pictures of AE enjoying the science:)

AE with my friend's son, Mirza during our morning picnic:)

building bridge with daddy:)

the animal sound comes out when you press the button

AE with my friend's daughter A'a in the pool of ball:)

Inside the mushroom tree

running underneath the mushroom tree:)

running some more!

climbing!

crawling!

Seems fun? So for those who need a place for their kids to release their energy or for those who need some science refresh course, don’t forget to pay a visit there!