Thursday, August 25, 2011

Out of office..

..for the holidays!

Happy Eid ul-Fitr to all readers.
Take care and travel safe, ok!

(pics googled from the net)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday : My Snow White

Monday, August 22, 2011

Countdown to Eid, three times a day..

"Mommy, another 8 days, right?"
"Mommy, can I have NinjaGo Lego instead of the Pirates Lego?"
"Mommy, can we go watch CARS after Raya?"

Unlike previous years, this time Amin definitely feel the heat warmer than anyone else.
He will talk about Eid during Iftar, after Terawih prayers, and during Sahur.
I promised him a NinjaGo toys for full complete fasting.
But from time to time, he changed his mind and wanting other toys.
It's like he has constantly been thinking on what he wants as the reward.
Because he knows that he's gonna finish fasting with flying colours.

So, how are your preparations for Eid going this year?
A friend of mine once created an Eid check-list last year, which sorry to say I couldn't find the file to share it with you today.
However, here's my check-list.

As far as I can recall, I never go to the extend of changing the furniture, or buying new curtains, or new carpets for Eid celebration.
I believe my parents never did so either.
We just changed to freshly washed curtains, vacuum the house, wipe the dusty furniture, cleaned the windows and drainage and mopped the floors.
Other items currently in check-list will be:
  • New clothes a.k.a baju raya (just the clothes, no raya shoes needed)
  • Cookies and titbits for visitors (usually we'll make some but since mom not here during Ramadhan, so no home-made cookies this year)
  • Money envelope a.k.a angpaw covers (we'll try to get the free ones from the supermarket or banks)
  • The money to put inside the angpaw (standard rate is about RM1 for the kampung kids and either RM5 or RM10 for relatives, age relevant of course)
  • Mercun a.k.a firecrackers. (favourites are the thunderclap and kingkats.. yup, this is a must!)

So, what's in your check-list this year?

(pics googled from the net)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm kinda tired, at the moment

It's 16th day of Ramadhan.
Another half a month left to go.
But I'm already tired.
Tired of thinking.
(pics googled from the net)

Have to think of what to eat for Iftar, and Sahur, every single day.
For the sake of Amin, my 7 year old.
To make sure he still has the appetite to eat and continue to fast the following day.
Oh this is sooo difficult.
I've already run out of ideas.
Especially when I can't even feel my taste buds now.
Got fever recently and tonsillitis, and flu.
Badly lost my appetite for the past week.

But I salute my son, Amin.
Obviously, he is a simple person.
Everytime I asked him what to eat for Sahur, he will give the simplest solution.
The other day he requested for toasted bread with fried sunny-side up egg.
And there was time he suggested we order up lasagne and chicken wings from Domino's pizza before we sleep so that he can eat it for Sahur.
I don't care what he wants, I will get it.
As long as he eats up.
So far so good, he has been fasting full day.
Mommy so proud of you, Amin!
If you have any brilliant ideas on what's to serve for Iftar and Sahur, kindly list them up.
I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks all !! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

When is it time to move to other company?

Have you ever thought of hunting for a new job?
What exactly that made you decided to move out? 

I was once in the state of shit whereby I hated my job and hated my boss the most.
Then somebody saved me and moved me to another division.
And I've been happy ever since!
I love my team and they make my job tolerable.

Of course, there's always ups and downs and problems here and there, but so far, there's nothing that we can't handle.
Although I wish that I could get paid more.
And I know that outside companies pays more too.
But all that matters to me is the team.
To me, no matter how horrible the job is, I can swallow it if I have great colleagues and bosses
I am easily satisfied.

Hence my wishes goes to hun.
So proud of you!
Today marks the day you signed your new appointment letter.
Hope you'll get an excellent team-mates in the future.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Just like MacGyver

Shame on you if you don't know who is MacGyver.
Go and download a series and watch it carefully.
Then you'll know why I badly worshipped him.
Yes, that mullet hairstyle just gets me every time!
Kinda have the Rod Stewart look, I must say.
Believe it, I considered him to be the most handsome and smartest man alive at that time.
Gone head over heels for MacGyver, and followed the series like a hawk!
It's just plain fun to see the clever solutions MacGyver implemented using just the basic household items and with his ever so faithful red-swiss army knife, to get out of troubles.
It's like a different scientific breakthrough at each and every series.
And when science plus physics is involved, you can actually see the logic behind it and how it really works!
Who can get board with that?
Hmm.. did I just sounded like a geek?
Ok, enough about that.
This post is to commemorate recent incident happened to me during an office seminar.
I was having a shoe malfunction to be exact.
My nike sneakers decided to stick out it's tongue at me.
Although Mr. Crab would have been very proud of me and my effort to try and walk, it was still a pain to do so.
So, what would MacGyver do?
After a few minutes of looking at my shoes instead of paying attention to the seminar, I just had this brilliant idea.
Thanks to Hj. Mus for helping me in locating these rubber bands.
After almost 20 years of his final series, I'm sure MacGyver will be very proud of me.

(MacGyver pics googled from the net)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Not nailing it..

I bought this mani pedi groupon a month ago and thought it'd be great to spend time with my sisters in laws doing girly stuffs.
So we decided to cash in the voucher yesterday and sorry to say, we're not impressed.
I called the manicurist for directions and she did a great job telling us left, right, left, right, straight ahead etc.
Then I told her that I think we're going in circles, but I still couldn't find the "La Nail Spa Garden".
Only then she said "Oh, the shop is Face Affair".
FYI, the voucher is it called La Nail Spa Garden, but the shop actually labelled as "Face Affair".
How similar was that?
Aiyooosshhh! Felt like slapping my forehead.
Ohh, nevermind.
Lets get this done and over with.
The place located in shop lot area at Sunwaymas Commercial Centre PJU 1/3D, is just a cosy small parlor, with 2 chairs for the pedicure customers and 2 chairs for manicure customers
And the back end of the shop is for facial treatment.
Unfortunately, there's only 2 staffs here, one to do the manicure and the other to do the pedi.
We came in 3 so, obviously one had to sit out for afterwards.
Now lets talk about the service.
I am not a regular meni-pedi goers hence I have had only little experience so far, and the last time I did a mani-pedi was like 5 years ago.
Nevertheless, I can still recall the experience because I really enjoyed it and considered the treatment as worth every penny and time spent, and that was about RM75 for meni pedi which was done at Subang Parade.
This time, I was very disappointed.
Sad to say that this mani-pedi treatment which was said to worth RM135 leave me wondering what was the charges for anyway.

The manicure treatment was very quick and simple.
And I had to pay extra RM10 to opt for the buffering.
Which the manicurist did very quickly and I believe for RM10, it should be longer and more effort should be put in it.
Heck, I can do it far far better, I think.
And later she applied some sort of nail oil which that was what made the nail shined brightly.
Of course, after I washed my hand a few hours later, all I can see was only faded shimmer.

However, I give credits to the pedicurist.
I can see that she took her job seriously and was very dedicated indeed in cleaning my feet and nails.
I can see the effort and I'd say it's worth the experience.
But then again, I had to pay another extra RM10 for the buffering on all the toe nails.

Somehow this mani-pedi package does not include buffering.
Which not mentioned at all in the groupon package deal.
Since we are moslem and can't paint our nails, we simply had to skip the nail polishing part but the shop refuses to let us replace it with buffering and still charges us more for it.
Yes we can opt to not take the buffering, but hey, how do we get the beautiful nails then?
Mani-pedi is all about getting the beautifully shiny nails!

Here's the summary of the groupon package deal and my comment on it.
It said that this mani-pedi includes:

  • Full manicure (RM35 value) - stated here as "FULL" but still charges for RM10 buffering.
  • Full pedicure (RM45 value) - stated here as "FULL" but still charges for RM10 buffering.
  • Hand hydrating massage (RM15 value) - no massage.  she just put some OPI hand cream and just lathered it all over my arm.  To me, the word massage means pressing the muscles or joints as to increase blood circulation etc.. 
  • Leg aromatherapy soak (RM10 value) - no soaking.  just dip feet in water, took out and rub a dab here and there.
  • Leg hydrating massage (RM15 value) - ok, i noticed the massage done here but it's very minimal, about 90 seconds only and worth RM15? sheshhh.. 
  • Exfoliating sugar scrub (RM15 value) - yes, i noticed the scrubbing, and well done on this one because I do feel smoother feet !

Please let me know if you know a worth-the-money mani-pedi place that I could go to, because I am not coming back here again.

The end

(pics and info from

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Captain America shoots down Harry Potter

No wonder it triumphed at the U.S. and Canadian box-offices with $65.8 million in just the opening weekend ticket sales!
The film is totally beyond expectations!
Perfect storyline.
Perfect setting.
Perfect crew.
Perfect body too!

This movie is based on the Marvel Comics character, Captain America.
It is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - of which the first four were Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Thor (2011).
Directed by Joe Johnston, and stars Chris Evans as the Captain America, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving and Hayley Atwell.
Plot dated back to the 40's, about a small-figured man with a big heart, determined to enter the army and help fight the war.

Faith has it that he was discovered by a scientist and put into a super-soldier program, transforming him into a physically-build shape.

Crashed in the Artic during his quest while fighting the evil Schmidt.
Discovered 70 years later (today), still alive and bam! Joining the Avengers!
Don't you dare leave the cinema after the credits, ok!
Stay and watch the trailer for The Avengers - consist of Stark, Thor, Hulk and Black Widow!
Can't wait for May 2012 !!

(pics and info googled from the net)

Friday, August 05, 2011

I am SCONED by Zeehan

Zee's Scones had me at ohh-laaa-laaa..
and this means that it deserves to be blogged about!
All because of my naughty officemate Qz, sent us this link from on the very 1st day of Ramadhan.
The emails got lengthy..
The excitement got overwhelmed..
And by the 3rd day of Ramadhan, as Qz told us all she ordered for herself to be picked up on Saturday, the drooling among us girls just worsen.
Yeah, what do you expect.. the desire for food during this fasting season is absolutely uncontrollable!

Hence, this calls for desperate measures.
SMS went flying between Zee and me.. and Baayah too.
In a few minutes, a deal has been made.
Zee (pictured above - curtesy of promised to make one batch of 20 pieces of her Cranberry Orange scones..
with clotted cream..
and freshly home-made lemon curd.

Baayah promised to pick it up as she lives near Zee's house..
on Friday morning, on her way to work..
and will do her very best to get to the office safely..
with all the 20 scones, no less.

Me, settled the payment..
coordinated with other girls..
reminded them to bring containers..
make sure everything be distributed evenly.
Lo and behold !
The smell !! Ohhhh myyyyy goddd!!
Seriously very very yummmeeehhh!!
Definitely testing my every bit of Iman.
Now, came the confession of I actually never eaten scones in my entire life and have no idea of what it is anyway.. Bwahahahha..
But never fear, coz the super friendly Zee quickly texted me how.
First, cut the scones into half.. but in my case, I cut it to my bite size.
Then, splat the clotted cream on top.. or all over it, however you like.
And finally, bathe it with the specially made lemon curd like syrup dripping onto it.
The following scenes cannot be viewed because the munching and swallowing was too fast and horrific, for any camera to capture.
Sorry folks.. Bwahahahha!

But what I can tell you is that :
- the Cranberry Orange scones smell is breathtakingly delicious.
- the Cranberry Orange scones texture is super soft.
- the Cranberry Orange scones is rich with Cranberry raisins.
- the Cranberry Orange scones sweet-sour-orange taste is swimming inside it.
- the clotted cream plain-but-creamy taste actually compliments very well to the sweetness of the Cranberry Orange scones.
- the freshly made Lemon Curd is the ultimate creation that made the whole Cranberry Orange tasting experience as da'bomb!!
- the freshly made Lemon Curd tinge of sour taste tops it perfectly with the rest of the flavours.
- the freshly made Lemon Curd makes u wanna lick the bottle, which is forgiven because that's just what happened, to moi.. hehehe
- the Cranberry Orange scones with clotted cream and lemon curd is seriously very filling, so don't be greedy, you can share the 20 scones with friends and families.. or just simply buy more.. haha

To Zee, thanks for willing to take my last minute orders.
To my gurls at work, we'll do the Apricot scones party after Eid, ok!
To my readers, if you want to taste this made-from-the-heart-and-soul scones, kindly visit Zee's Scones facebook.

Have a great weekend ya'ols!!

p/s: this is not a paid advertisement, but simply something from my tongue.. your taste buds may say it differently.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Hail the Autobots!

Yeah, I know I've just watched the Harry Potter, but since I'm still upset about how it ends, I'm gonna blog about the Transformers, instead.

I love it !
LOVE it sooo much !
I think it was superb.
The storyline was totally unpredictable.
The robots were awesome.

The film was shot with 3D camera, hence watching it in 3D was the most perfect viewing ever!
Those who are not the transformers cartoon-fan, may not be able to get the who's who, but still can gawk at the special effects.
Directed by Michael Bay, Transformers : Dark of the Moon is the third instalment for this series of science-fiction-action franchise.
Like the first and second film, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro returned to star in here, with Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime and Hugo Weavingas the voice of Megatron.

The obviously new and sexy angel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who came to replace Megan Fox, actually did a pretty good job handling this action packed movie.
And I definitely not complaining about the dreamy looking Patrick Dempsey either.

The first film Transformers (2007) was about the start of the alien-robots of team-good, Autobots versus team-evil, Decepticon, invading planet earth to search for the Allspark cube.
The second film Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen (2009) was about Megatron being resurrected and Decepticon's long-trapped-leader, The Fallen's quest to harness energy by destroying the Sun and life on Earth.
This third and heard to be the last of Michael Bay's film, was about the Autobots long-trapped-leader, Sentinel Prime being resurrected and actually turned to join the evil-team in their quest to transport hundreds of concealed Decepticons buried on the Moon to the planet Earth and take over the world, making human the slaves.

Sounds like a boys movie.
And I have to admit that I may not enjoy it as much if I haven't gotten married to a Transformers nutto and gave birth to two boys with genetically transferred Transformers-nutto DNA.
Bwahahahhaa !!

All in all, I'm satisfied with it, although I do wish that Michael Bay did not end the film so abruptly after a few minutes of the climax!
Coz everybody went home wanting for more.

(pics googled form the net)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Wordless Wednesday : My Hulk

Monday, August 01, 2011

50% off Ramadhan Buffet at Singgahsana!

It's 50% off for the first and last 3 days of Ramadhan.
I can't believe I missed out on this for the past few years, coz Singgahsana Hotel have been doing this every year without fail.
Looking forward for breaking fast today.

(pics googled from the net)

First Sahur for this Ramadhan..

.. and he requested for fried mee (indome maggie to be exact) with sliced hotdogs and mix vege..
with favourite drink shake of fresh milk + Hershey's chocolate syrup + whipped cream. 
 Such an easy boy to please.
Hope he makes it through today.


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