Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'm Emotionally Exhausted

Please, can someone tell me how anyone can justifiably equate karaoke to clubbing?? It's quite mind-boggling especially since such statement is made without ever setting foot into the former place and based on the scenes painted in our local drama aired on TV.

Come on lah... get your facts right before making any sweeping statements. What gives??

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm Supposed...

I'm supposed to decorate two birthday cakes right now but somehow, the mood hasn't quite kicked in yet.

I'm supposed to get the contractor to come and give a final quotation and let me know the number of cans needed to paint my house but as usual, I've been procrastinating. Very bad!

I'm supposed to visit my two girlfriends who gave birth about a month ago (or was it two? Sheeshhh!). Gifts have been bought but I've yet to make my rounds. Now, add two more girlfriends who just gave birth a few days ago! Arghhh... I'm so weak...

I'm supposed to bake a blueberry cheesecake for B's colleague's wife who ordered before Raya Haji but I haven't. Now, that's really long!

I'm supposed to invade Zareef's toy room and transform it into a little boy's red haven complete with racing cars wallpaper but I'm too lazy to even start.

I'm supposed to buy and plant some colorful flowers in the new flower beds that I've just had constructed on the sides of my entrance gate but I don't even know which ones of them flowers do I want.

Now that I've listed the things that I'm supposed to do, I'm suddenly reminded how great a procrastinator I am and a lazy bump to boot!! Tsk.. tsk.. tsk..

I suppose, I'll have to go down the list again and tick the items off bit by bit with steel determination (Ya Allah, bagilah aku semangat nak buat sumer benda nih...).

Remind me again why I'm still here when I'm supposed to be decorating two birthday cakes which are due tomorrow?? Haihhh...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bad Vibes

It's one thing to bash on other people's post in your blog, that I get, because it's yours. Write whatever you want. But when the comments that followed are utterly ugly, hurtful and shallow replete with sexual innuendos, it has reach a level that has become distasteful bordering to atrocious and appalling.

Read it people. Yes, I'm providing the link. I'm flagging it. If you think it deserves to be flagged as well, please do.

I can't believe that such mind sets still exist.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Letting Go...

That's what I'm doing now. The air has been cleared. I'm letting the past rest and not catch up with me. Thank you ;)

ps: Miraculously, the annoying song has stopped.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

16 Random Facts

I've been tagged. All I have to do is to list down 16 random facts about myself that others may not know off. Eh... bukan dah pernah buat ke dulu? Oh silap. That was asking for six weird things about me.

Well, here goes...

#1. I don't watch malay horror movies. I'm too scared to watch them because the horrifying images would haunt me for life! Hantu mat salleh no problem pulak. I guess because the malay ghosts are too close to home.

#2. I still count while doing anything - going up and down the steps, folding the clothes, watering the plants, while pulling out weeds from my garden and so many others. It's weird bordering to OCD.

#3. I have severe distaste for bad written English and mangled spoken English. If my eyes could bleed while reading them, they would. Please, I beg you. If you truly want to write in English, please put in some effort to at least make it easier to read. And don't use bombastic words if you don't know the meaning. Simple is fine as long as it's grammatically correct and you can get your message across. Sentences like "Please bare with me" and "Get loose looser!" would simply get your readers to laugh their asses off. My advise is, watch plenty of cartoons, read lots of comics and start easy with Ladybird's Peter and Jane.

#4. I pronounce the alphabet 'Z' as 'zi' and not 'zed'.

#5. I write using US English and not UK English. Easier to spell and less alphabets to write. Eg. favorite instead of favourite and center instead of centre.

#6. My parents have never ever bought me a single toy when I was a child. The only toy that I got was a Barbie doll for my twelfth birthday given by my mom's best friend after she found out in horror that I had none. So that explains why my children have more toys than they can play with.

#7. However, I do have countless of books! I read voraciously. I have an impressive collection of Enid Blyton's hardcover books. Similar to my children, I buy more books than I can read them. The car boot sales in the UK would be my favorite hunting ground for cheap used books which I brought back to Malaysia by the cartons. Ick... now I sound like a geek.

#8. I am a garang mom. Zareef knows this and proudly announces it to the world whenever he can. However, when I indulge them, it'll be quite over the top.

#9. I am an adventurous eater. Whatever that's halal and can be eaten, I will try. A good candidate for TARA, no?

#10. I once had an ambition of being a pilot for the national airline but was quashed when I read one of the stipulated terms. "Hanya calon lelaki sahaja dibenarkan memohon". Piiiiirahh! Ingat pompuan tak leh jadi good pilots ke? Just look at A*rAsia. They do have female pilots.

#11. I am always inclined to do adventurous and extreme stuff. Anything that gets my adrenaline pumping will just do it to me. To date, I've done white water rafting at Ocoee River in Tennessee; parasailing at Sapi Island; naik rollercoasters tu toksah cakap la kan, wouldn't miss it for the world and I absolutely loved my Outward Bound School experience. Memang best although masa mula2 tu sangat lah menyampah. The next big thing that I really want to do is bungee jumping. Hmmm... bila agaknya boleh buat ye?

#12. When I am very, very, very tired, I'll snore. The closest eyewitness would be Zareef, of course. He'll complaint the very next morning "Eeee... Zareef semalam takleh tido la. Mummy and Daddy tido snoring kuat sangat. Satu rumah bergegar!". Amboiii... pandainye mengomel. He was so indignant about it that when the ad for a strip that you put on your nose called 'Breathe Right' came out on the television, he asked me to buy it for myself and his daddy so that "Zareef can sleep peacefully". Sabar je la budak nih.

#13. I am a speed demon when it comes to driving. However, I'm proud to say that I've never been summoned by the traffic police nor the highway patrols, InsyaAllah. Must be my luck, eh? My aspiration of being a racer has never quite disappear teehee...

#14. I HATE open fire burning. I hated it so much that I've put out several grass and debris fires in my neighborhood by hosing them down. My next door neighbor was my recent victim. His contractor had the cheek to burn construction leftovers right at my backyard. I was fuming mad.

I went and asked them nicely to put out the fire but it wasn't heeded. I waited for ten minutes before asking them again. Still buat tak paham. I then asked whether they were going to put it out or not, still depa buat tak paham jugak. Aku geram, aku bukak air, tarik hose and pancut kat api tuh sampai padam. Then after 30 minutes or so, I heard fire crackling at my backyard. Laaa... bakar lagi! I was beyond control by then. Bukak air, pancut lagi skali sampai padam. This time, aku siap bagi warning kat depa. Kalau bakar lagi aku panggil Jabatan Alam Sekitar. Don't play play with me.

#15. Although I'll be 33 this year, I still love watching young people's show like The O.C., Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210 and Roswell. I even bought their dvd box sets. My heart melts when I hear NKOTB, N'Sync, BSB, 98 Degrees, Take That and Westlife's songs. Sighhh... my heart refuses to grow old.

#16. Finally! I am a daring, forward and steadfast person. If I want something, I'll go for it no matter what the consequences shall be. This is especially true when it comes to guys I like. Just ask some of them (hehehe... if you know who they are la). I'm not ashame to admit that I flirted with B first and went after him till he became my husband hihi. Nak tau cerita? Tunggu anniversary nanti ye. I will reveal...

So there. I've bare it all (baru la betul nak pakai the word 'bare'). I'm not tagging anyone but if you feel like doing it, please let me know ya. I'll be sure to drop by.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I got an email and text message with a listing of brands that support Israel's mission in wiping clean Gaza. The context of the messages was the same; boycott these companies' products because for every sen that you spend will be used to buy a bullet to shoot down innocent Palestinian children.

This boycotting campaign has been going on for quite sometime even from my days in Loughborough. You can forget about my student days in the States. I was young, foolish and totally ignorant of all things related to world peace and economy. All I ever cared for was having a jolly good time there and at the end of the week to spend my moolahs at Tippecanoe Mall or Michigan City even. Kalau rajin sikit, terus shoot off to Chicago's Michigan Avenue.

The real eye opener was when I went out during one weekend to Leicester. I was just about to enter M&S when an Arab lady grabbed my hand and pulled me to one side. Terkejut aku ok! Thought she wanted to mug me. She started with a salam and practically shoved into my hands leaflets upon leaflets of information and pictures depicting bloodied and mutilated bodies of Palestinian children. She said that M&S is one of the biggest donors for these killing sprees. Everyday, they would set aside a portion of the day's profits for that particular cause. But the big killing would be on Saturdays when 100% of their profits goes towards Palestine's bloodbath.

So, from that day onwards, I have NEVER set foot into M&S nor have I ever bought any of their products either over there or over here.

Another store that I've not been to in a very long time is T*sco. Yes people, this store that has been so popular with Malaysians since it made its presence here a few years ago is also a strong advocate of the Zionist's onslaught of the Palestinians. It was founded by a J*w and it will forever stay as a J*wish company. Why do you think their slogan is "Every little helps"? Go figure...

To me, baiklah aku kayakan Cina Hongkong a.k.a G*ant than spend my money at a J*wish store.

I don't know about you, but for me, if I can't go to war myself, then I'll support them Palestinians my own way; I stop buying things from their biggest nemesis yang mana aku mampu. Yes, the key word here is mana yg termampu.

From the recent list that I got, Kotex and Huggies is included. Righttt.... Huggies, I can easily switch that to Mami Poko (I've tried Pampers. It didn't go well with Zara). It will cost more but heck, whatever I can do to save the innocent children of Gaza right?! As for Kotex, hmmm... ada sikit masalah di sini. I've tried so mana brands since I came into age and ONLY Kotex agrees with me. Kalau brand lain, alamat... melecet la aku.

Disney? Pun masalah jugak as my children watch them every single waking hour although Zareef has now graduated to watching Cartoon Network.

McD? Doable on my part but there will be lots of explaining to do to Master Zareef though. But he's still young so I don't think it'll hurt him too much.

Nestle... this brand is also causing me grief. I've been drinking Milo since forever and I just can't find another alternative that tastes the same or even better. I even had it imported by the kilos by mom and dad for the four years that we stayed in Loughborough. Teruk ke tak tu? And how about our favorite maggi?? Alahaiii...

Tapi, mana yang mampu la kan. The ones that can be avoided, I'll avoid it like the plague. The ones that can't, iskk... mintak ampun banyak2. The ones yang dah beli and ada stock banyak kat rumah, kena la habiskan. Nak buat camna pulak, takkan nak buang je. Membazir la pulak. Bukan ke membazir itu kawan syaitan?? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Here's the list for your perusal in case you haven't receive it yet.


So people, the decision is in your hands. If you find yourself crying everytime you see dead bodies that's well below 3 feet in height, then please do. If you don't, then your heart must be made of one hell of a steel. Oh well... each to its own I say and whatever rocks your boat.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Still Wondering...

That's how I feel right now after having a chat with a friend whom I thought I've lost but has now been found.

I have so many questions left unanswered but the reply to all my unanswered questions that I didn't get the chance to ask was "Let the past stay in the past". I know, I know but I need CLOSURE!!! Arggghhhh!!! This feeling is driving me insane!

Now I have SClub7's song playing on a death loop in my shrinking head. I don't need this.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Buckle Up!

Have you buckled up your rear seat passengers? It's now the law and if you fail to abide, an RM 300 fine shall be slapped upon you if your passengers are below 17 years old. If they are above 17, then let them cover their own ass.

As for my children, thank God I've trained them to be in car seats from day three they were borned upon leaving the hospital. Up till today, they sit nowhere but in their car seats courtesy of MaxiCosi. In fact, they are more comfortable in their MaxiCosi, able to sleep long hours during any journey than sitting freely in the rear.

Zareef in his MaxiCosi's Rodi (Stage Three) even though he keeps on saying that he's a big boy now and doesn't need to be strapped to one. Not yet my boy, not yet.

Zara all snugged comfortably and fashionable in Zareef's MaxiCosi's Priori.

So, buckle up people! Think of the safety of your loved ones. Not forgetting the hefty summon incurred per person if you fail to do so.