Monday, March 30, 2015

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I feel lethargic recently. A lot heavier as baby A reaches 36 weeks. Didn't get enough sleep as I supposed to. By 11 a.m I feel like walking zombie dah menahan mata yang mengantuk ni. Sleepy head. Blame the hormones.

Last nite had a quickie shopping at IOI puchong. Nothing much. We had dinner at Pelita beforehand and then as we reached IOI Sara insisted that we go to Toys'r'us first. Ayat dia tak boleh tahan.. "Sara tak beli apa pun nak tengok je". How smart. She ended up buying her favorite Robocar figurine Amber and Roy. And then boleh pulak berkenan T-shirt Elsa+Anna from frozen dkt booth depan Toys'r'us tu.

We spend most of our time at Popular Bookstore. I still have my RM 250 book voucher whilst MM still have a balance of RM 100 so we thought we could splurge those bit. Sara was always the most excited when it comes to books. So we ended up with 5 books for her, a Love, Rosie for me and 1 for MM. Fair enough huh? Hahaha. That's what you can expect, more or less when you have a 'mini shopaholic'.

My one and only purchase tsk tsk

Oh, so we did went to cinema on Saturday. Had nasi lemak sambal udang for breakfast, which I prepared, pastu around 12 baru keluar rumah sebab movie pun start pukul 2. Booked the movie tickets via GSC online few days before. Guess what, those Cinderella movie was awesome. Cute je hero & heroin. Plus you get the10 minutes bonus of Frozen Fever at the beginning of the movie (that's the main reason we took her to the movie). The hall was full house in spite of the fact that everyone knows the whole Cinderella story and so the-happy-ending fairy tale. Twas fun though. Sara behaves very well indeed as we keep her occupied with popcorn and chicken meatball and iced milo until the scene yang Cinderella's stepmom broke her glass shoes and Sara started to cry towards the end of the show. Sebabnye nak tengok lagi. Dia memang cam gitu. Kalau cerita yang dia suka habis, mesti nangis sebab nak tengok lagi. Dia ingat mcm vcd kot boleh ulang tayang hehe.

Nasi lemak+sambal udang+telur dadar


Ni masa beratur nak beli popcorn
Home Living. Kalau datang IOI city mall wajib masuk sini. Feeling2 shopping perabut.

Then we chilled herself the latter with merry-go-round and mini train ride at the 3rd floor ke tak ingat. Apparently there are small amusement area for kids kat atas ioi citymall tu. Ok la. Lagi ada ice skating, bowling, rock climbing etc. And then had early dinner at Little Penang Cafe and quick shopping at Home Living and H&M. Sara beli kasut Elsa size 27 which is a wee big for her. Tapi nak jugak ;p. We reached home around 9pm like that. Penat.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tiara>>Satria>>Swift>>what's next? la la la

Finally. Kenderaan tiara telah kembali kepada tuannya. Sob sob. Hehe. What a statement. Apparently my dad took our Tiara back to kedah today. Tiara pun balik kedah yo. It's been soooo sooo long. Years. Sangat legend lah kereta tu. Dad bought the car when I was in Form 4 (back in 1998) during its first launch. Sebelum tu kereta kami hanyalah Fiat aje. Ala fiat petak the old school car that has the 'motorboat' kind of exhaust sound. Kuat gila bunyi ekzos fiat tu. Berdesing telinga kau. So merasalah kami kereta baru. Yay! Merasa juga lah datang KL interview scholar TNB sampai tercabut bumper depan tu ha. Haha. Memories.
And then after 4 years, the car bertukar tangan to me when I was in my 3rd year of studies at Uniten. Haha. Oldies jugak la. Masa tu tiara was very rare at Uniten (dan atas jalan). There were only 4 tiaras in Uniten at the moment, or so I thought. 3 of them owned by hot babes including yours truly *ehem ehem* and the other one was a guy. We recognized each other pulak tu tho we were not in the same batch / courses. Ya la kan dah kereta tu rare, ofcos la it was easy to be recognized. lol. So the car was with me throughout my 4 & half years of studies. And oh my dad bought another car; wira 1.6 beforehand.
So when I started working in Penang, I used my dad's car for 1 month plus camtu before I managed to get my very own car. My dream car; a Satria. I always love satria. When I was in Uni I have been drooling for satria. I pictured myself driving a satria and wow, it looks cool and chic. A girl in satria. Awesome! So tiara was passed to my brother when he studied in Shah Alam. Tapi sangat benci ok! Masa dia guna tiara tu he modified here and there so the car ain't no more in default condition. Dengan tukar ekzos bunyi kuat la ape la. Stress!! There was one time when we balik kampung driving those car dengan ekzos bising gila sampai migrain rasa. Bising sangat. Merasalah kau kena bebel dengan kakak all the way from KL to Kedah. 6 freaking hours yang gila annoying kot. Balik sampai kedah terus dia tukar balik to the original ekzos. I guess he either gets annoyed with the noise or dengar aku bebel haha. Nasib la.

Then after I got married, me n MM were still using those Satria sampai we decided to change for the better car. Nak merasa kereta import la pulak kan, since you are economically stable sikit. Alhamdulillah. so we stick to those swift kesayangan sampai la sekarang and decided to retain the car sampai habis bayar and bila-bila lah. InshaAllah ada rezeki lebih nanti we plan for a MPV or family car. Satria? Oh satria bertukar tangan lagi. It belongs to my brother now. Dia ambik and sambung bayar. And now the car is almost 1-year installment-free. Tapi tu la. Dah ape kebentuk aku tengok satria tu. Geraaaaaam je tengok. Modified sana-sini. Tak default langsung dah. He passed the tiara to me so MM and I were the unofficial "guardian" for tiara until yesterday.

So that was the whole story about tiara. Sayang sangat ni. Safe journey back home my tiara n abah with p.su. Amin. Semoga selamat sampai ke kedah. Gonna miss you. Pasni balik kedah boleh la mentiara di kedah pula :)

P/S: For record, our tiara is 17 years old to date. #legend =)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Not-so-productive

Adoi punya la malas harini ya ampun. I feel very sleepy, had backache and not-so-productive today. Ye la class dah habis I have no reason to rush things over and tak payah nak prepare teaching materials and whatnot lagi dah. Had heavy breakfast this morning tho; our favorite nasi kerabu perhaps it was one of contributor to the sleepiness. Ye ye je. So we decided to delay our lunch a bit late later on.

Padahal Friday haritu was so highly motivated and determined konon Monday would look into the reviewers comments and edit the conference paper accordingly. End up sampai half day I didn't do anything as per planned. Hampeh! Turned out because I wasn't able to access to the submission link since this morning. Nak masuk website COGS pun tak lepas-lepas ha apa cite? Banyak sangat kot orang nak access link tu sampai it is congested like that. After countless attempts using 3 different laptops finally I managed to access the link. Baru je pun around 12 tadi. Alhamdulillah. So I promptly print the documents that I was looking for and browsing thoroughly. At least ada jugak la progress harini. Harap2 petang or malam ni I could work it out and esok boleh resubmit. Positif!

Sara went to bed pretty late last night sebab she had 1hour+ nap in the evening. Managed to woke her up before 7. Kalau tak mau cranky and grumpy all night long. Boleh pulak she was so up and awake malam tadi macam2 nak ajak main pukul 11 malam. Lps tu by 12 nak pulak makan nasi. Adoi la. She's been acting like this for almost 1 month she wanted to eat nasi like every time before she go to sleep. Kalau tido tu pukul 10 ok la jugak kan. Sabar aje la.

Petang ni macam nak makan kueyteaw kung fu je. Dah lama kan tak masak kueytw kungfu. Teringin dah pulak.

Hubs ajak bawa Sara tgk Cinderella because he found out apparently there were appearance of Elsa & Anna from Frozen in the beginning of the movie. What a great idea. Sara has never been to cinema so this would be a great experience for her. And I love Cinderella tho. Boleh lah weekend ni. Geez. Can't wait! Boleh shopping buku skali since tomorrow we'll go to collect our voucher buku 1 malaysia at uni. Haha. best2. Belief it or not? Kami masih dapat voucher buku and kad siswa tau. Talking about being a student. Hehe...

Ok la later!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hari sabtu kami

Today as promised we took sara to avenue k for dinosaur at discoveria and later to blue coral aquarium at kl tower. Had fun. Tapi makcik kecik tu biasa la takut dinosaur gigit dia she refused to walk nak kena dukung je. But tell u what, the dinosaur looks real since they make it kind of moving and almost the same size of the real ones. 

Lepas tu pergi blue coral tgk fishes pulak. Found nemo omg it is so cute. But the place is pretty small but still plenty of fishes and hidupan laut can be seen. Ok la not bad. Kalau aquaria tu mcm penat kot nak berjalan. 

Had lunch in pelita. Pastu ingat nak tapau donuts at big apple tapi takde big apple dkt avenue k tu. H&m pun tak sempat masuk sbb sara tiba2 cranky perhaps she's a lil sleepy d. So dari avenue k terus kita ke kl tower. 

Before balik sempat tapau dinner at royale ampang. Been a while since we last had nasi royale ni. Didnt fancy much. Kalau kat kedah mmg tak layan la nasi royale we prefer yasmeen instead. Longing for nasi yasmeen sobsob. 

Otw home, hujan. Sara sleep all the way from kl sampai rumah. Puas la dia. Pastu sampai rumah she's so up and fresh request nak makan nasi. Nasib la dah tapau. Pas makan nasi request nak megi goreng mcm pagi tadi pulak. Oh mama is so dreaming la nak resting and lazing around. Takpelah anak. Nak makan punya pasal.. 

Esok, no specific plan. I imagine tmrw i would get big breakfast from mcd for bfast (i wish!!), cook nasi daging and dalca ayam with air asam for lunch and review conference paper sikit kot. 

Ok layan gambar harini. 







FridayYyy

Ok harini (read Friday) bestnya. Alhamdulillah received the email from natgrad saying that my paper is accepted. Syukur sangat. Nonetheless few things need to be done before the final submission which is before the 26th which is next week ok?? The comments from 3 reviewers need to be addressed. Takpe lah so long my paper is accepted and i have the chance to present my work before baby A comes out. InshaAllah.
Harini nothing much. Everyone in the ofc attended the kursus whatever but I am down with fever and flu so decided to skip. So I just stay at home, did 2 round of laundry, whipped up something simple for lunch and chilling at home with Sara. Managed to take a nap and lazing around. Oh bliss. N later in the evening masak nasik goreng for dinner and fry some eggs. Sara makan bertambah2. Hubs pun suka. I just love the fact that my hub n daughter loves to eat at home. masak simple2 pun takpe. Satu lauk je pun ok. Sara even had another 2 plates of nasi goreng on bed just now. Ok the thing about Sara is supper is a must! Pengsan mama. She sleep pretty late, around 11:30 or 12 so normally pukul 11 she would feel hungry and would ask for food. Dah makan dinner beforehand pun nak jugak supper. Dan supper nye wajib nasik ye kawan-kawan. Light meal I tak layan. So we could not finished off out food during dinner, atau erti kata lain mama ni kena la pandai bajet banyak mana nak masak nasi to make it sufficient for all.

Esok saturday, we planned to take her to avenue K for dinosaur and later to menara kl aquarium. Its school holiday yo kesian budak kecik ni we didnt get to cuti since me is struggling to finish class so feel a bit guilty for her. I've got a great deal of ticket from groupon for menara kl aquarium and -10rm  less on kids tix for dinosaur. Cant wait. I hope sara will be having fun tmrw. Hubs said we shall go early in the morning well lets see how early we can move on saturday. Its lazeee day ppl. Hehe. So toddless and gdnite!

Have a nice weekend peeps!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Today

As of today

1. Done my 34th week check up. Alhamdulillah baby A is healthy inside weighing almost 2.6kg showing his face and his little 'thing' clearly to us. But wait. 2.6kg? That was kinda heavy. Hehe.

2. It is school holiday but we still have to send Sara to school. Pity her. The thing is mama n ayah was so busy with work and stuff. But decided she will be off from school on Thursday and Friday. Hopefully that would give her a little school hols leisure. Weekend boleh la bawak jalan2 gi dekat2 sini; indoor playland ke. Haritu dah bawa pergi Genting but y'know Genting nowadays ain't no fun due to renovation and whatnot. So no more Genting lps ni until the place is well operated. Kesian Sara her favorite ride was no longer there. So terpaksa la pujuk dengan masuk Snow World.

3. Still waiting for natgrad acceptance notification. Really hope the force to be with me. Pls pray for me!

4. At work, few things left to be done. I need to get all office related works done and over with so that in next week boleh bersenang lenang marking paper saja and put the student's carry mark on publish. Adoi tak sabar nak berehat!

5. I need holiday. I need comfort food. But to travel for 5-6 hours for 'em in my current condition is...way too impossible. Rindu nasi yasmeen, nasi lan, kueyteaw iman. Oh i so miss 'em. sob sob.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Natgrad dan segalanya

1. Paper for Natgrad submitted. Finally. Alhamdulillah. My first attempt in writing technical paper;i.e conference paper. Have to admit it ain't easy. Ingat senang mcm tulis blog? oh. tulis blog pun tak senang tau. Ok so I finally got the green light from my sv, the Prof. to submit the paper on the 9th Feb. Legaaaa sangat. Now awaiting for the acceptance notification. Kena doa banyak2 ni so that my paper will be accepted and qualified for conference. InshaAllah ada rezeki dapat present paper during Natgrad Conference on 8 & 9 April 2015, right before the due date. Pray for me okay. :)

2. Now that I am in my 3rd trimester (to be exact 30 weeks). 10 weeks to go. InshaAllah. The baby inside is healthy alhamdulillah, kicking actively.

3. Now I am in the midst of pulun ganti puasa. 2 down, 6 more to go. #nangis

4. On another note, Sara skrg ada hobi baru. She likes to write: Alphabet. And started to learn to read. Go go Sara! And she's getting mature too, and clingy, and chatty. Oh anakku. #love

5. List barang baby dah buat. Bought few things. Banyak jugak yg recycle, such as breastpump, tub mandi baby, stroller, baby car seat etc. Ye la kan barang dah ada buat apa nak beli lagi.. plus everything is still in excellent condition. Tak baik membazir kan. hehe. Btw we planned to do some shopping for baju n baby's necessity this week. 30 weeks I think its not too early n not too late, isn't it?

6. Okay till I write again. Let's get back to work.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Let's get back to work, VAIO

Alhamdulillah, I am 25 weeks along and in the best of health. The baby bump is somehow showing and everyone is noticing nowhere to hide hehe.

Sara Hana, she's at school. Alhamdulillah she has progressed a lot now and it is no more difficult to wake her up early in the morning. I like it when she can fit herself into routine. And oh since she is in full day programme, she's now with different classmates but I suppose they are those she likes/adores/close the most even since she was in regular session *wink*

Sara at school Session 2015

Today to remark, my VAIO has started working after fewwwwwwwwwwwwww months of rest. Urgh. I hate to say it. Yes, after a long, so long pause, I have to regain back my determination and motivation to start working on my research. Ohsonangis ok?? And I have new aim and target!!!! To finish simulation on February 2015, and to graduate on September 2015. Yes, 2015 is a tough yet wonderful year. InshaAllah. Now I just have to keep it up and work towards my target. I have to balance and juggle between WORK, STUDY, and FAMILY. Boleh, boleh, mesti boleh! Suhana boleh kan!? Berusaha!!!!!

Well so I have to resume to digging and reading journal and papers so meh kita layan photos of our weekend. :)

Pic from google:
Nak tau motif gambar ni? Sbnrnya nak lunch kat sini on sunday but sampai2 je kedai tutup it's only 1:45 pm I wonder kedai tu mmg tutup ke atau tutup awal sbb org ramai lauk pun dah habis knowing that its sunday kan. We end up eating nasi daun pisang at Al-Salam instead. Ok la but I still wanted to try this, someday, inshaAllah.

Si cantik Sara finally got her long-awaited toys :robocar amber. Priced 59.90 at Aeon

Beli cake @Aeon jugak. Dan seperti biasa tiap2 kali beli kek mesti nak happy birthday blow candle cake cutting etc. :P +Muhamad Mukhlis Ahmad 

Listen here. You will be my BFF until Sep 2015 until both of us graduate ok!! So please bear with me, my dear VAIO




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

bag raya. yahoo!!

I received this package today. To be exact, just now. Few minutes ago. Yes. :)


Let's dig what's inside. 
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Haha. takde la suspen sangat kan. But t'was fast though. I just ordered yesterday, and today, tadaaa here it is, in my arms. hehe. poyo statement. I love the fact that it is big that I can dump everything inside hahaha and it has 2 bags. I so love this bag. I super love this bag. Ye la baru kan.... #eyesrolling

Finally, an update!

Dah berbulan nak update. Tapi ada je obstacle. Internet slow la, no usb cable to transfer photos la, too many works la, bla bla bla. Excuses.

A lot have has been happening since the previous post. Banyaaaak sangat. Sampai I think I have lost the sense of writing, and my skills with 'word' is fading. Teruk sangat. 2014 is almost towards its end and 2015 is approaching. I have a lot, ok like really crucial 'datelines' to achieve in 2015. The two most important yang mesti mesti mestiiiiii tak dapat tidak kena jugak setel by 2015. Hadoi. Pikir pun dah serabut. Dengan research yang verrrrryyyyyyyy slow progress (or should I say not progressing langsung since July?). oi oi master tu kena habis bulan 4 tau??? paling koman pun kalau nak drag viva lambat sikit pun takpe la tapi macam berangan je nak habis bulan 4/2015? Bulan 4 kau dah nak beranak kot! Bila masa nak pulun master bila masa nak pikir beranak and confinement lagi? Pening pening. And oh btw I am 22 weeks along and it felt soooo long sbnrnya kan almost 15 or 16 weeks to go. Takpe takpe anticipate and sabar mama! =D

Ok dah. Enough of it.

Apart of that, Sara si bucuk macam to is like a grown up girl. She's still, petite but she's like terlebih matang dari usia. Ha, amik kau. Dulu dok kata pelakon budak pompuan tu mcm lebih matang dari usia. There goes your dotter. I guess girls are typically like that kot. Cepat matang. 

So, a wrap up of 2014 la kot. Apa2 yang tak sempat nak update dulu... sbb faktor M.a.l.a.s itulah. Yang sebenar-benarnya. No other excuses. 

1. Alhamdulillah Sara managed to cope and suits herself well to her school environment. For first 2 days je dia mcm sikit2 nangis. Pastu ok dah. Bila berkawan dialah juara. Hehe. Well, I guess BBIM was a great choice indeed for a start. And knowing her potential and partiality, kami percaya we did a wise decision sending her to bbim.  She managed to mix well with other kids, make friends, know how to make friend, develop interests (she loves colors), learn how to learn, build respect and most importantly she gains her confidence. Kalau dulu Sara ni mmg pemalu sangat sangat. Skrg dah ok. Siap ada bestfriend dah tau. Hehe. Btw, Alhamdulillah, nampaknya sel-sel otak berhubung dengan baik. Mama and ayah pray for nothing but the best for you dunia dan akhirat sayang. Always remember that!

2. Tahun ni we didn't managed to hit any extravagant place for holiday. Cuti-cuti malaysia je. Blame the hormones. Pegi mane je kan. Recently was Hello Kitty Town JB (we went there twice d. Thanks to the hugeeeeee fan of Hello Kitty), pastu mane lagi eh? Eh eh mcm tak boleh recall je pegi mana. Rasanya ada holiday tapi dekat-dekat je la. And thats it. Takpelah nanti ingat I'll write on another post. 

3. InshaAllah, we are expecting a second baby in April 2015. The early pregnancy was disaster, down with severe morning sickness. Asyik muntah letih angin. I barely did nothing at home. Alhamdulillah by month 5 its getting better. Doa-doakan lah both of us sihat and selamat towards the delivery date. Amin.

4. Benda yang paling guilty nak mention. Master research. As you know I am on 50-50 mode. Coursework and research. Done with subjects. Alhamdulillah managed to get 4-flat for 2 consecutive semesters. Skrg ni mode research terumbang ambing. Sebenarnya I have clear mission and picture of what I am doing it is just that I have no time and no courage to focus on it. Kejap2 kena buat itu, kena buat ini. Last2 my simulation jadi macam rumah tak siap. Abandoned. Sedih tau. And guilty sangat. I really hope I can, at least do something before beranak ni. And on schedule pun my last semester is April 2015. Tak pun at least boleh finish master in 2015 pun ok dah. Planning dan cita-cita tu ada, ok la kan. Tapi...... execution hampeh! :(

5. Sebenarnya ada keje ni. I have to get it over and done with kerja-kerja di ofis sebelum new semester starts and start teaching. Ok lah till then. I end with the latest pic of Sara taken on December 2014. She is 4 and she's so bubbly. And cantik! Love you sayang!!!



With love,
Mama