Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Day of the Year

In less than eight hours, we'll be ushering in year 2009. Most people will be out celebrating with friends and family in some noisy crowded smoky places but not me. I am never a fan of such places. I hate having to shout just to get my points across to someone. Lepas tu suffer sakit tekak. Just ask my posse of girlfriends when asked where to dine. My default answer would always be any place where I don't have to shout to talk.

Anyway, most people would also set out a long list of resolutions that they intend to keep for the coming year but never me. I used too but I was never good in keeping them. So why have one when I don't intend of keeping them? Just so you know, one of my default resolution since errr forever, would be to lose weight. Have I achieved them? As a matter of fact, I did. Twice. When I gave birth to Zareef and Zara but I gained them back real quick after I quit breastfeeding.

Just to keep right on track, I have these small stepping goals. I am a dreamer and a procrastinator. So it's a safer bet for me to have small achievable goals rather than huge long term ones which I KNOW I won't realize. What are they? Hmm... lemme think. Nope. None right now.

HOWEVER, there are several things that happened to me in 2008 that I am very grateful to Allah for;

1. Good health. Nothing major sickness or virus or overnights in the hospital this year. Just the occasional flu, fever and oh yeah I forgot. I had this nasty food poisoning which left me weak like a pulp with constant puking and purging. It got so bad that I slept on the bathroom floor coz I was too weak to walk out of it.

2. A wonderful husband. B has been the most tolerant person I know, bearing with my antics, hangat2 tahi ayam plans, my dreams, my quirkiness, my moodiness, my spending streaks and my craziness of doing all things ad hoc. Thank you darling from the bottom of my heart. I promise to be more understanding whenever you have to pull an all-nighter especially after slaving myself in the kitchen cooking up a storm only to find out that you'll be late and you've eaten at a mamak stall. I'll try not to pull a long face :p

3. My two loving kids. Nothing beats being a mom. The unconditional love that I get from them is priceless! Even after getting a round of scolding, yelling and a pinch or two (yes, I have to admit that I'm a momzilla most of the time), they still come looking for me to give bear hugs and smoldering kisses eventhough I've been rotten to them. So my goal for 2009 is to be more patient with my children.

4. Prosperous rezeki. Designer bags, holidays, eating out, jewelleries, no credit card debts, a car. You name it, I had it. Alhamdulillah...

5. Amazing friends. They accept me with all my faults and put up with me. I treasure them with all my heart. Thank you korang!!

6. My parents. Alhamdulillah, they are in good health. Their health checks came out clear. Despite them being 71 and 68, they can still go everywhere on their own. My dad can still drive from Klang to Batu Pahat alone. This year, he found a new passion in snorkeling. He would swim and swim without stopping. That's how strong he still is. And my mom? She can still walk on forever without complaining of short breath et. al. So yes, I'm very very grateful that my parents are ageing gracefully.

7. My large family. I simply love it when we get together. There would be total chaos and mayhem but that's what you'd expect from family gatherings. We went to several holidays together and they were awesome. Not forgetting my super best sister-in-laws. They make up for the sisters I never had.

I pray and hope that 2009 would turn out to be just as good or even better. Here's wishing all of you a blessed 2009.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

All I Can Say Is...

Thank God I'm not stuck in Bangkok. And Thank God too that a friend I know came back safe and sound with her son a week earlier.

Imagine this scene where someone is stuck there but no one is supposed to know that someone is there... hehhehhee.... How does someone get help? Tak ke panic takut rahsia bocor?

I am in the midst of getting use to a change that I've done to myself. So far so good. Even got raving reviews from B but it comes with a big dent in my purse or shall I say B's wallet. Takpe lah. It's for something good so he doesn't mind... that much.

I am a very forgetful person! Today, I left my cheque book at Putrajaya's Tabung Haji!! I went there with Zareef and Zara in the morning. While I was at the counter of Pejabat Tanah Sepang in the evening, some guy from TH called me and asked me whether I was there sometime in the morning. At first, I thought it was a prank call whose purpose is to con me out of my money, (idiot me didn't think to go through my bag at that time) but upon further explanation from the guy, I was stricken with panic attack (lepas dah tonggang terbalikkan beg aku kat tengah2 jalan tang tu jugak). Never in my life have I drove so fast from Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi to Putrajaya... all in 15 minutes flat! I must have pressed the accelerator down to the floor board.

I can't wait for next month when we'll be going for a cuti-cuti Malaysia with my family. Land beneath the wind, here we come! So... please people, no orders from 16th-22nd December ya.

I'm hoping and hoping for... apa? Tak payah la tahu...