Sunday, 30 May 2010

My Not-so-Busy Week Tapi Buat Macam Busy, and Leo's White Garden Wedding


I know..When you're on a long extended leave, you would've expect to have that extra motivation to update your blog, wouldn't you? But noooo.....Mizz Ray jadik malas la pulak. Sorry ya!:) (as if la anybody would care...Ada ker??)

Anyway, actually for the whole week that I'm on leave, basically I just stayed home, then keluar almost every evening to the gym and/or lepak dengan kawan-kawan. At the same time, I was revising for an examination.

Examination apa?, you might ask. Well, it was the Computerized Unit Trust Examination (CUTE). Yepps, I'm about to become a unit trust agent. So if you have the need to invest your money and need help to plan your finance, or how to multiply your money/saving (insyaAllah), let me help you OK!:)

On Saturday last weekend I attended the Passing the CUTE Exam class held at Public Bank building at Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, which took the whole day. Then on Wednesday, I went there again to attend another tuition class, Success 101. The other days were spent revising and staying put at home, layan anak-anak, house chores, and gym.

So I took the exam yesterday at 12 noon, and Alhamdulillah, after completing it within one hour, I passed!

The highlight of my week must've been last night. Yes, we celebrated my friend Leo's KL wedding reception at Tasik Titiwangsa. White/garden theme OK!!:)

Lots of people I know and love were there, and everybody had a marvelous time. We laughed, took lots of photos, danced, ate and mingled around. The bride and groom were so radiant and happy. Here are some photos from our merriment last night:)

Photos from my camera

Photos from my friends' cameras. More photos in my FB :)..

Fuhhh!!..Really had a good time last night. My friend Nina went with me and so after the reception I sent her back to her new crib. Lepak there for about an hour, and talked mainly on getting our own place, contractors and things to do once you bought your own house. More on that perhaps in the next entry.

Reached home at close to midnight, and as of today, I have another one full day before I start that new job. Till then, adios!!

*P.S Actually ingat nak sambung sekali cerita hari ni, tapi nanti entry jadi terlalu panjang pulak, so I'll save it for tomorrow ya!!:)

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Weekend Dengan Anak-Anak

Dengan anak-anak kaki empat la...:)

Yeah, now I'm officially unemployed/in-between jobs/on holiday. Seronok gak, tapi tak boleh nak biasakan diri sangat sebab tak lama lagi kena start balik the same routine, except this time, it'll start earlier than before, with longer journey and definitely higher expenses. Apa nak buat, nak carik rezeki kan?

Anyway, yesterday I wasn't home all day sebab ada hal, pegi menuntut ilmu sikit, tapi hari ni memang seharian duduk rumah aje, and spent time with my kids.

So bila dok rumah aje ni, I can see macam-macam ragam diorang, especially time diorang tido. Kiut sangat:D..So let the pictures do the talking je la OK?

Aiyo...Mimi makin bulat ajer kan?

Let's see what happens to kakak Chikedis when she slept this morning:)

Aikkss...Nape lidah terjelir cemni kakak??

Ni mesti tengah mimpi ni...tengok dekat sikit lidah terkutil dia ni:)

Hihihii..Tak lama lepas tu kan, mata dia kelip-kelip, dah tu badan dia bergetar-getar sikit. Ni mesti kes tengah bermimpi ni. Apa agaknya Chikedis mimpikan kan??

Ehh....apa kes pulak ni??? (Sila abaikan floor mat IKEA yang dah barai tu OK, tau je la dah rumah ada kucing, harusla jadi mangsa cakaran diorang;)..)

Sape main sembunyi-sembunyi ni????

Baby girl Dodo!! Hehhehe...Naper sembunyik ni sayang Mummy?

Tengokla betapa boyotnya perut Mimi...Ishhhh...

Takpe, boleh landing lagi kepala kat TV stand ni:)

And finally, a show of brotherly love by my boys, Abang and Dingdong:)

Sekian sahaja cerita hari ini:D..Enjoy the coming (working) week peeps!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

New Beginning, New Direction


I guess it has been an open secret that I'm moving on to a new work place next month (yelah...dok terhegeh-hegeh pasal benda ni kat twit chat kat sebelah tu hehehhe..). This means, I finally quit my current position!! Yeayyy!!!

I also made a slight hint/reference about it here and here:)

So it's gonna be a new set of challenges, responsibilities and adjustments to be made in my career. Syukur for the rezeki from Allah, and hopefully this is also the beginning of even more blessed rezekis. Amin:D cross your fingers

And wish me luck OK!:)

Monday, 17 May 2010

Macam-Macam Sakit

Buenos Dias!

I've had a great weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday were spent in the loving company of friends, makan-makan, gelak-gelak, window shopping at IKEA, drooled over Russell Crowe in 'Robin Hood', but otherwise this is how I've been feeling:

Exactly like how that girl is feeling. My left cheek hurts. I don't know whether I'm having ulcer in there, or if a wisdom tooth is about to peek out (I wouldn't know, I haven't had any wisdom teeth yet).

In addition, my left jaw is horribly sore. Since Friday evening, I couldn't open my mouth wide, which means I cannot really enjoy my food, and I have to be extra careful when chewing. Kena kunyah slow-slow. Nasib baik boleh gelak-gelak lagi. Tapi sebijik macam gambar kat atas.

The worst part of my current mouth problem is, my left tonsil is also swollen:((..

Dah tu, I think due to the erratic weather, I've also had spats of migraine attacks. Aaaarrggghh...!

On Saturday evening, I had school friends coming over to my place for lunch. But after they left, dapat pulak migraine attack. In my area, last Saturday was scorching hot. Memang berdenyut rasanya kepala. I tried to sleep in front of the TV (very low volume, living room gelap) and despite very little success (sebab susah nak tidur) at least dapat jugakla gagahkan diri masuk blik, jumpa panadol sebijik and telan. Alhamdulillah, not long after that the pain subsided little by little.

So the dilemma now is, sekarang kat dalam office, tapi I can feel the onset of another migraine attack:(..

Kalau nak jumpa doktor pun, I don't know if I should go see my GP, or run to the dentist. So how leehhh...?

*All pics googled

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Mi Casa-Progress So Far

Last year sometime in May, right before I went on my Beijing trip, I bought my own place.

Almost one year later, it's progressing very well, insyaAllah tak lama lagi siap la. Rasa tak sabar pun ada jugak, but I think now I'm more eager to move in because of work requirement. More about it later.

Anyway, a few weeks ago I went to the site again, saja-saja nak tengok progress my house macam mana, and I also went to the developer's office to sign the Syabas form. My friend Syahrul pun ikut sekali because he wanted to see my house, so kitorang pergi ke showroom la, which is also situated at the site. He also fell in love with the house!! But of course la, bila developer dah hias elok-elok showroom tu, mesti la semua orang suka kan?

Here are some of the progress photos from the developer's website yer..:)..Sorry, my own photo pun lebih kurang macam tu jugak la...except theirs is of higher quality kot.

Ni kat main entrance. Tu la guard house. Nanti kena masuk guna security card. Biasa la tu.. Then jangan terkejut tengok sculpture of wild animals kat situ. My area ni diorang buat landscaping ala-ala resort/theme park gitu...:) Kat main entrance ni pun siap ada sculpture of girrafe, dah tu gajah and tah apa lagi tak ingat pulak:D

Ngam-ngam kat belakang ni pulak ada tasik. Ala, tasik bekas lombong je, but I was told that time weekend memang banyak water activities kat sini, like people main jet ski, orang memancing. Tapi kan, a few months ago, dengar-dengar ada orang pegi bunuh diri kat tasik tu. Errkks...Dia sengaja bawak kereta dia masuk tasik tu:(..Ishhh...

Yang ni pulak bird's eye view of the swimming pool. Ada adult pool, kiddie pool, and siap ada 8-shape double loop slide. Weee...seronoknya!!Nanti best la main kat pool ni!! Dah tak payah pegi Sunway Lagoon dah! Tapi Mizz Ray tak reti berenang la... Ala tu takpe, tu belakang kira. Yang penting boleh enjoy main air kat situ kann. Yang tinggi tu adalah watch tower. Boleh pegi lepak kat situ feeling-feeling jadi lifeguard Baywatch ke, nak skodeng orang dating ke, or nak dating kat tower ni pun boleh kot hahahhaha...

Ni la bendalah double loop tu;)

Kiddie pool. Ni la tempat Mizz Ray berendam kot kalau terdaya nak pergi swimming pool tu kan? Yang macam cendawan tu adalah shower umbrella. Nanti air turun dari bumbung tu kot;)

Bangunan depan tu pulak clubhouse. I reaally hope the maintenance service is tiptop kat sini. Make sure whatever I paid for is well-maintained, jangan hangat-hangat taik ayam je kan?

Life-sized animal scupltures with water sprouts gitu...;)

Ni pulak adult pool. Macam besar je kan? Nampak tak tangga-tangga tu??Hehehe mesti I will spend more time there and mandi-mandi berenang anjing kat tepi tu je kot kalau masuk adult pool ni.

Ni the overall view of the pool, jumping waters and scultures. My block will be antara yang kat belakang tu kalau tak silap.

That's how our blocks look like. Ala, apartment biasa-biasa je:). Walk-up pulak tu. I can't wait to move in here. Rasanya baru sekarang I feel more excitement about obtaining this place. Plus the desperation in relation to the work requirement la kan?

Sekarang dah bolehla start survey sikit-sikit bab nak deko ni. Errkks...duit nak deko pun takde, so now I'm focusing on earning more money and saving up so that at least I can make this new place livable nanti. Bab nak engage kontraktor ke ID ke mungkin pikir kemudian. Rumah pun tak siap lagi. Almost je tu.

So insyAllah bila Ray dah pindah sana nanti, sesiapa yang sudi tu meh la datang bertandang. Jangan lupa bawak buah tangan yer??Hhahahahhaha...(gurau je). I'll be very happy to welcome you and serve my food to you.

*P.S- Oopss..lupa pulak, just wanna congratulate my darling friend Juwita for finally popping out her princess yesterday;). Sweet baby girl (I don't wanna reveal her name here, let her Mama do it herself la kan), welcome to the world:)

Monday, 10 May 2010

Project Kitchen: Mee Pok Goreng...(and Some More Food)

Hellow love...;)

When my parents came over a few months ago, I asked if it's possible for them to bring me mee kolok from Kuching as I ala-ala mengidam la. Rindu wehh, mana nak carik kat KL ni right?

Instead, they brought along instant/dried mi kolok, as well as mee pok and kampua mee. Looked like I have to find my own recipe and attempt to cook them myself la. But then again, nasib baik jugak they brought the dried ones as they can last much longer, and I only remebered to start cooking them yesterday heheheh...

This is how dried mee pok looks like when it's still dalam bungkusan. You just need to blanch it in boiling water to soften it and get rid of the excess flour and kanji.

Basically, they're all egg noodles, and because they all shaped differently, just like pasta, they ended up with different names. Anyway, I just fried them yesterday morning. Simple je, main campak-campak je bahan. The condiments that I added in were only finely sliced cabbages as vege and then meat balls and a leftover fried chicken wing as main attraction. Served it with fried shallots.

This became my brunch and late noon meals yesterday. By night I wasn't feeling hungry pun, so I skipped dinner.

However, later last night, I still whipped up some stuff in my kitchen, basically just prepared food as my bekal to the office today. They were dory fillet baked in teriyakky sauce, and french bean and lobak masin stir-fried in seafood sauce.

Once I was done with those lauks, extra rajin pulak so I baked another batch of the multigrain cereal cookies. This time I also added honey and sunflower seeds which I got the other day. best jugak, happy to know that It's really really fibrous and healthy cookie to feed my sweet tooth. Sorry yer takde gambar:)..Bukan apa, I made those also time tengah nervous waiting for the last game of the football season, so malas nak ambik gambar.

Chelsea won the title:(..But it's OK..let other teams merasa jadik champions jugak la..:)


Thursday, 6 May 2010

My Super Fantabulous Fabulousity Hoohaa Happening Weekend


I had the most super fantabulous fabulousity hoohaa happening weekend last week. My Saturday was full and starting Friday, I had great time with beloved friends.

In my entry last Thursday, I talked about going to watch 'So You Think You Can Mamak' at the PJ Live Arts' PJ Laugh Fest.

I went with my friend Shireen. So we met up after work last Friday and had dinner before heading back to my office to leave our cars. OMG, we really loved the show!!:D.. It was really good to see comedians poking fun at our mamak culture, the things they discussed and the various characters they encounter. Shireen and I had a blast, memang gelak sakan. Too bad we don't think some of the foreign audience may have a difficulty understanding some of the jokes as they were in Malaysian context and pertaining to Malaysian issues, but still, it was a great performance. Personally speaking, I think Kuah Jenhan stole the show with his various sub-roles in between the main characters' mamak chatters. This young man definitely has a bright future ahead of him, and I'd definitely watch his future shows.

We're thinking of going to some other shows as well, so we'll see kalau still within our bajet bulanan hehehe..

Saturday was another busy day for me. In the afternoon, I went for another gathering with my Cat Lovers geng at Subang Hijaunan, had a good chat with other cat mommies and shared stories of our feline kids' antics. Too bad no photos were taken. I brought Mimi as usual, and she had a blast too meeting her fans hehehhe. Bukan apa, my Mimi is lawyas the crowd favourite because everyone geram with her debab body and pretty face. Awww...I'm a typical mother aren't I? Gushing over my pride and joy:D

But then after that I had to rush back as I had to get ready for another ladies' night outing with my uni friends. Adoi...Dahlah ngam-ngam sampai rumah it was raining very heavily. Had to park the car nearer to my building entrance as I had to lug Mimi in her carrier back home. Kesian Mimi maybe kena hujan sikit. Tapi takpe, Mummy still shielded her under the protective brolly:D

Dah tu sampai kat rumah pulak a small part of my floor was wet due to the rain. So I spent some time cleaning it up, mopping the floor before I could actually shower and get ready for my outing.

Then lepas tu, I had a really great time with my girl friends. Shireen and Syakie picked my up at my place before we went to Bandar Tun Razak to get Hasfa and Shah. Yepps..lucky kitorang semua size comey lotey :) and boleh muat in one car, before off to Pavillion we went. Shireen made a reservaton for us at Al-Amar of the 6th floor. Syiok la sebab memang we wanted to go for Middle East feast.

And as usual, when we girls get together, apa lagi..lotsa posing and photo taking la!!:)

We arrive early, so to kill time, and to mengalas perut sikit (everybody was starving) we lepak at the Food Republic and shared rojak and popia set. Even the drinks pun we shared hahahaha...

Posing lagi...(cilok ur FB photo k Shireen?;)

Our reservation was at 8.30PM, so after that we made our way up. Posing lagi depan restaurant hehehhe..(Ni tak payah tunjuk la..)

Us five girls-ala the waiter tak reti sangat ambik gambar la...:(

Our feast:

Hiks...semua badan je kecik, tapi that night memang all our gastronomical tanks become much larger!!

We had fun talking, gelak-gelak, mengumpat, shared and tasted each other's food that the time went by pretty fast. But worry not, we took our time eating cause we also wanted to wait for the restaurant's special treat -a belly dance performance. So by the time the belly-dancer arrived, it was easily around 10++ already. But we didn't mind, the night was still young!

Bila belly-dancer tu keluar, alamak, jealousnya tengok body dia. Suddenly I felt like enrolling in belly dance class la!!Hahahhaha...Tak percaya? Tengok la..

Really enjoyed the dance yang diiringi oleh this Arab singer. Handsome jugak despite his scruffy look;)..Bad boy look I think hahahhaha. To bad we didn't get any proper shot of him, but yeah we had fun enjoying the performance while enjoying our dessert after that.

But when the bill came...Errkks....Tak boleh nak cakap la. Suffice to say it'll be a loooonnnnggg time before we went for a treat like this again;)

If you think the night was over for us, you're wrong! After that we left the restaurant and took some more photos.

Pinjam lagi your FB photo of our hot pose ya Shireen?;)

We went up again to Pavi GSC sebab ingatkan nak either catch a late night movie or go for karaoke. Sadly, all tickets were sold out, and the same goes for karaoke rooms:(. We left Pavilion then towards other places, but check-check online other places like Midvalley pun tickets sold out. At times pulak takde internet coverage so we could not check the ticket availability status at other cinemas.

I then suggested we go to Tropicana Mall and checked out in case we could still secure seats there. Off we went, and true enough we got our tickets for Iron Man 2 at 1AM, but....we HAD TO SIT AT THE FRONT ROW!!!:(( Sedihnya. But it's OK la..apa nak buat since we were already there, might as well just enjoy the show - and we did. Although sometimes I did doze off, and it was quite uncomfortable sittng at the front row. Pelik sikit GSC Tropicana ni. Usually at other cinemas the front row is quite farther from the screen, and nak mendongak pun tak la berapa sakit sangat. But the hall that night front row dia dekat la dengan screen:(..

We left for our respective homes at past 3AM. Great day, tiring, but great day nevertheless. OK..on to our next outing girls! Karaoke? Seafood? What's important is spending time with your loved ones, and that includes your friends kan?;)