Friday, September 30, 2011

In Case of Emergency: Bags that double as weapons

Ohhhh how I miss blogging about bags.
But so sorry coz I don't have anything personal to jot my thoughts down due to time constraint.
Been kinda busy this week.
However, that doesn't stop me from reading about them while commuting to/ fro work.
Love this article so much that I just have to share it here.
From THE PURSEBLOG by the gorgeous Amanda Mull.

What’s a girl to do, in the face of modern society ripping itself apart at the seams?
Arm herself, of course.
I’m not talking about getting a gun or a knife.
No, those are dangerous and it takes time to fish one out from the bottom of your bag.
I’m talking about getting a handbag that can also be used in self-defense maneuvers of all kinds, so that if the apocalypse should rain down while you’re at the movies, you’ll be prepared to survive in the dystopian hellscape that you encounter when you leave.
Or, you know, you can use most of these bags to whack a mugger in the head.
But doesn’t the former somehow seem more likely than the latter lately?
In all seriousness, though, be safe out there ladies.

Naturally, we couldn’t have this discussion at all without the Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch.
This design is the original handbag-as-weapon, or perhaps it would be more accurate to call it a weapon-as-handbag. How you use this one should be obvious.

Those pointy bits on the front of the Botkier Flint Hobo are solid metal, and that means that in a pinch, you could cut one off, attach it to the end of a stick, and have yourself a handy shiv (or spear, if the stick is lengthy).

You may not be able to see it in this picture, but we’re all familiar with the big honkin’ chain that graces every Marc Jacobs Stam. I’ve got one myself, and every time I’ve flown with it, I’ve found myself a little nervous that airport security might wonder why I had such a long, heavy chain. You could stave off an attacker in any number of ways with this thing, including a swift blow to the noggin.

If there’s one thing that Alexander Wang’s bags are known for, it’s the sheet of solid, heavy studs that graces the bottoms of many of them. Of all the options in the line, the Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag is the best for self defense because of its long strap. Swing it around your head like Wonder Woman with her golden laso for maximum use of the bottom-mounted metal.

Because the studs on the Valentino Rockstud Satchel are of a different placement and lighter weight than the Wang bag, I’d suggest using this one with the short handles to give a harasser a quick smack directly to the face. And then run away.

Have a safe weekend ya ols!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hard Rock fan, anyone?

Qistina is giving this as her first give away, a Hard Rock Café Warsaw Poland's T-shirt!
Wootttt wooottt!!
Bummer that I don't have a Facebook (as I choose not to have one), but that doesn't stop me from entering this competition by blogging about it!
All you Facebook users have to do to take part, is by voting for Qistina's hawwwttt picture, click <HERE>.

Visit and life goes on.. for more info.
I'm tagging Gya and Farah for this as I know you girls are sucker for Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts!
Hurry, contest ends 30th September 2011.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

11weeks 1day

Hi all..
First and foremost, thanks to all the wonderful wishes.
Special thanks to those texting and emailing me.. sooo sweet of u!

And again, so sorry for the lack of updates.
I'm not in the pink of health lately,.
The backpain.
The legpain.
The nausea.
The ever so sensitive nose.
The ever so tasteless tastebuds.
The lack of appetite.
The inconsistent digestion.
And many many more things that I am experiencing right now.

Ohh.. this pregnancy has started to take it's toll on me.
Unlike some people, mine started much later in the first trimester.
Not sure until when this will last.
Hope it's not too long.
Coz I get exhausted too quickly now.
Haven't got to do anything much lately as I get sleepy by 9pm.

Enough about the ramblings.
Here's the baby pics snapped during our recent follow up with Prof Siti.
The + sign on the left is the butt, on the right is the head.
Can you see the arm above the head, there?
Baby waived and said "Hi" to all.

Have a great weekend, my friends!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wordless Wednesday : Happy 8th Anniversary!

Love you lots, hunn!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I've got a BUN in the oven !

And I am not talking about this, or any kind of food either.
Hiyeee alls..
Hope you had a wonderful Eid and holidays with your loved ones.
Been meaning to update this before the Eid, but well, you know the drill..
So, here's the chronology event.

16th August 2011
Went to the panel clinic at work to check on myself because I was seriously late for my female-hormone 'cycle' which is big-a-deal to me considering that I am always on time, if you know what I mean.
And I've forgotten the last time I've had my period.
Was it June?
And Hunn said he never had an 'accident' before.
Dr.H ruled out that the urine pregnancy test result was negative.
And she said I could just be late in cycle because of the change in diet - since it was the middle of the fasting month by the way.

22nd August 2011
Went to the panel clinic at work, again, because another week has passed by and there's no sign of period or whatsoever, but coincidentally later the evening I did had a one-drop of blood on my panty liner.
Again, Dr.H ruled out that the urine test result as negative.
And sent me home with a urinal medication, in case if I might be having some infection in my urine as there was traces of blood.

24th August 2011 - 9am
That's it!
I'm going to another panel clinic, this time near our housing area.
Because there's still not a single blood apart from that one and only tiny drop, two days ago.
I pee for the urine test. 
Dr.N examined it using the same test strip as Dr.H at the office panel clinic.
But happily announcing it as positive!
It is the same exact test strip used before, ok!
I knew it, there's something wrong with Dr.H and the way she's analysing the test strip.
Because I did see the 2 lines myself, by she kept telling me that it was negative because the second line was not that dark..?? Duhhh?? Seriously, she needs to have her eyes checked!
Anyway, since Dr.N has an ultrasound machine in the clinic, she straight away told me to lie down and to proceed with scan to be sure.
Indeed, she saw the sac, shaped like a half filled balloon, but after a few minutes of pressing and rolling the probe onto my lower belly part she apologizes to the fact that she couldn't find any heartbeat, at all.
Dr. N said that it could have been a missed abortion.
Meaning that when the embryo or fetus has died, but a miscarriage has not yet occurred.
It is also referred to as delayed or missed miscarriage.
She said my body might be late in 'discharging' it and immediately issued me a referral letter for me to go to a hospital gynae to get it 'flushed' out accordingly.
There was absolutely nothing that I can say, or possibly described how I felt at that time.

Hubby having kept my gynae mobile number, Prof Siti, immediately gave her a call to set for an urgent appointment at 2pm.
We're not gonna delay this any longer.
After all, Eid was just around the corner.
Ohh.. bare in mind that both my parents were performing umrah at mecca and it's just me, hubby and friends at work worried sick after seeing me getting my medical GL- guarantee letter for the missed abortion gynae appointment.

24th August 2011 - 2pm
Met Prof Siti at UMSC.
She read the referral letter and said, "Hmm.. wait.. let ME do the scan"
Using the UMSC larger looking ultrasound machine and probe and screen.
And wallaaa!
There's the heartbeat.
Beating strong and fast.
And Prof Siti continued to blab about how precious life is and how hard people to get pregnant, and yet there's still many clinic doctors easily summarises for missed abortion.

So, ta-daaaa!
Here's the video of the bun cooking inside my oven, at the moment.
See the heartbeat??
It's like flickering very fast at the bottom of the sac.

Did you know that at 8 weeks old, the sac is actually the size of a tennis ball?
No wonder I feel fat throughout this fasting month.. huh!
And so much for hubby claiming never been in an 'accident'.. pffttt !
A good one, that is!

(pics googled from the net, and the video is my very first video ever uploaded on youtube just for you!!)


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