Saturday, April 25, 2009

To do..

Things to do this week (and that includes weekend)...

1) Download Iron Empress ... ah! That one is a killer - really loves the history it portrays, of course watching on the big screen give much more satisfaction) --- On going (the real player keeps on finishing the task without completing it for some parts)

2) Register for the basic Korean lesson at ICLS -- Done (can't believe I really did sign up and pay up!Class starts on 30 May, once/week but am gonna miss first class coz that my BIL's wedding day)

3) Try burning more Korean songs in the 4.7GB Disc - hope that it'll be able to play on the car's DVD. This should occupy my 2 hrs drive to Kuantan tomorrow -- Have not even started yet

4) Write checks to pay up all the scheduled payment for my debts -- not yet

5) Pack up for the Kuantan trips tomorrow -- this one just before going to bed tonight baru nak buat

6) Catch up with work emails to confirm tomorrow's schedule. Got early Monday meeting before moving on to Kuantan (am gonna take Azlin's Camry for the trip)

7) Call Kak Lin (my neighbor) and go meet up with other neighbors to confirm Kursus Jenazah at my house on the 10th of May. Need to get at least 10 people to start the class -- will do this in the evening

8) Pick up Aina in the afternoon and then, send her back in the evening before curfew over at 6pm

9) Finish up the dress for Ariff's wedding and also the skirt for line dancing -- don't know if can do this or not, asyik tak de mood je.

List goes on...I'd better stick to this one first. What about things for the children? Need to do cook and keep since not going to be home for the next 2 days -- rendang dah "kau-tim" for one day, lagi sehari? Aaa...let Anis masak la the second day tu:-)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Glamorous Dancing Shoes :-)


Finally, my dancing shoes are ready - special order with the Line Dancing teacher. I was so excited, tried and used it right away in the class. Managed to dance with it without falling and still sweat it out. That was real fun! Doesn't matter if the dancing portion was not good, what's most important was that I enjoyed myself while exercising and still look good! Good for self satisfaction -- ha ha , syok sendiri!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kerana Pizza

video

I baked pizza 2 nights ago. Kids and Abah love it. So, I try as much as I can to make it at least once in 2 weeks or weekly, if I feel extra rajin. When pizza is done, the first person to appear in the kitchen to appreciate it was normally Muhammad Alif Safwan (going to be 5 soon). He wanted to eat the pizza right away.
I told him "wait, pizza is hot".
Then he said, "aa....I want to eat it, now, right now!"
Me: "Careful, this is hot. Let's go in front. When its cooled down, you can eat it".

After that, I went straight to the living room, didn't check if he followed me or not. I heard him in the living room later on playing with Ahmad, the next thing I know he started crying. At first, we thought it was a fight with Abang Ahmad. He wouldn't show or tell us what's wrong, just keep on crying.
Abah: "Alif langgar meja?"
Alif: "Tak...saakit"
He curled up and hide his arm. After much coaxing, we manage to see his arm - it looks a bit red with some pinch mark in the middle. Didn't occur to us that it was a burn mark. We thought it was a scratch or something. To coax him to quiet down, I then gave him a piece of pizza. Quiet for a short while, then he continues crying. Then, I guess something was wrong. He wouldn't be crying continously if its just a pinch. I started to put two and two together, holding him on my lap, I ask
" Alif kena pizza?"
Alif: "hu hu...ha!"
Me: "Alif pegang bekas dia ke?"
Alif: continue crying, cannot talk.
Quickly I rushed him to the sink to cool it down. Luckily it hasn't really blistered yet. Azlin make some ice water and bring him to the guest room and coax him to allow us to soak his hand inside the ice water container to numb/cool the pain. After sometime, it worked and he started to laugh and talk again. This ice bath really work to numb the pain but it didn't last long. We tried tooth paste, didn't work. In the end, I had to run the ice water on his hand until he fall asleep that night.

The next day, he woke up smiling and said it didn't hurt anymore.."dah hitam!". There look like scratch thing becomes a long black line and didn't hurt anymore.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Watch Out if You're Parking Your Car in Putrajaya

Nowadays non-residents cars are no longer allowed into Parcel D in Putrajaya. If you had business to run at the government office there, you're gonna have to either take a cab or a bus there. If you wanna drive, go all the way to Park N Ride near Alamanda, take the bus route 900 or 901 and pay Rm0.50 into the slot machine at the driver's side.

If you somehow, managed to be there early, you will actually get through the security. Coz during early hours, when the government officers are rushing in to work, they don't stop you at the gate, even if you dont have the right stickers. Probably because not all officers got the special stickers to stick to their cars, maybe. Anyway, you'll have to drive all the way to back of Blok D3 to park, that's the only parking area that is opened and have no label on it. I got there about 7:50am today. The parking was almost full. Cars started parking in front of my car (not fully blocking though) at the non-designated parking area. By the time it was 8am, all the slots were taken, even the non-designated spots.
I got out and head towards my meeting place, and saw this amazing thing. I heard about it but had never seen this before:
This car must have been parked there over night. It looked like it. The roof had some flower drops on it. There was a car in front of it but only this car was full of A-4 size stickers. See closely what the sticker says:
This sticker was pasted on the front windshield, the back, driver's window and also at the rear passenger's window at the other side of the car. I was a bit malu to go around and take a look if the car was actually locked (well, there were few people passing by) but didn't see any from the driver's side.

When I passed by the area again after the meeting was over, about 11am++, the car was still there. This time the sticker at the driver's side had more pen written notes on it. A passer-by commented that they don't really need to put that much sticker on the car! I went the other side..and was actually amazed at how the car was literally locked and can't resist taking this picture...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Update On the Current Happenings...

Things have been pretty hectic lately with work that some of the time, the children, the house and even the husband was at some point neglected, a bit (or maybe a bit more)...I was behind in my deliveries and am trying to catch up, that's why. Just gotten myself a breather...

AINA
Came back home last weekend because of her cough. Took her to a GP again, who then prescribed a stronger antibiotic coz the ear was still in pain. At least then, I noticed that at least, the last 3 GPs that I've seen for my children in the last one month, explained or maybe kind of justified to me why they're prescribing antibiotic for cough, or sore throat+running nose. Years ago, even not for children, they just give antibiotic without even mentioning that they're giving ones to you. Oh, Aina is now into juz 8 of her Quran hafazan...wow! she spent almost the whole of last year to finish 4 juzuks and now, within 3 months, she finished almost 4 juzuks! 2 pages a day now. Can't really describe how I feel but its unbelievable to think that she can really do it, that she proved us wrong, again! Like most people said, never underestimate your child!

ANIS
This March exam she said she doesn't have the confidence that she'll get to be the top of her class. Few Bs or low As in her marks. She seems a bit out of space or less focus in her studies and maybe distracted with so many other things. I'm just worried that she lose track of what she's supposed to be focusing on...today - she forgot that she's having science tiusyen. It's the only extra class that she's taking - and that is because of her own request. ok, I am at fault too for not remembering that - I kept on thinking that she needs to do her Hafazan that I forgot her tiusyen class. Abah balik, mengamuk la dia...

AHMAD
Follow up from Aku Sebuah Basikal, he now needs to find more karangan that has that titled as part of his correction. At least he showed the effort to look up from the 350 Contoh Karangan UPSR that I bought for Aina 2 years back. When that failed, he just stopped there and didn't even ask for help. Just now, I searched via google and found quite a number of samples of "Aku Sebuah Basikal". I showed to him, but after reading 2 samples of the biography type karangan, he said, "eleh...semua tu sad ending, boring!". I guess maybe that's why he did not end his story in the exam. Oh, he found out that I actually did published his karangan when I asked Nini if she had read his karangan in front of him (while he was playing with Aisya). As expected, he got mad and started to cry a little bit but as he scooped rice into his plate, he soon forgot that he's supposed to be angry. I guess that's that.

ALIF
Alif has been showing good progress in his attitude to go school. He no longer cried in the morning when its time to go to school, though he always find excuses not to go to school the night before or tricked Mak Cik into believing that he's having a holiday tomorrow. Last night he asked me to feel his forehead because he said he got headache from going to school! But when I told Mak Cik to boil some sausages for those going to school tomorrow, the headache immediately go away! He still sometimes, take off his pants in the middle of the night even though he didn't wet the bed. Maybe because "terkicit" sikit and he felt the pants a little bit wet, so he took it off and then go back to sleep. He still lay his toys, particularly his cars on my side of the bed or around abah who is asleep while he's doing that. Almost every night, while I tried to sleep, after pulling on the comforter blanket, I can hear few things dropped hear and there from the bed.
Oh! and he said he doesn't need another baby in the house coz he already has a sister - Aisya is his sister. She's been upgraded from a cousin to a sister. She's the first thing that he looked for just when he got down from the car every evening(at times, even while getting down from his car seat, he had already started calling for her). Tak tau la what will happen when Aisya no longer comes to our house on daily basis if Mak Cik decides to go home for good this year.

As for me...one thing for myself that I tried to consistently maintained even my schedule is erratic, is my line dancing class every wednesday evening. Contingency, Tuesday evening, masak extra so that the children can get their dinner on time and for abah - lambat sikit pun tak pa la...I've learnt tens of songs and dance steps that will make my body sweats and enjoying every moment of it - even when I had to dance with sprained ankle once upon a time. You guys should try it. It's supposed to be a very good exercise for the brain as information transfered from left brain to right brain as you try to dance the steps in different face of the walls. Really fun too!