Monthly Archives: October 2007

Yes..it smells a mile away…

I’ve rush to the so called “pantry” for black coffee. I should stop playing SiMS2 till the wee hours of the morning you know. Ok, now I’ll all wide eyed to write today’s entry.

But tension okay…I have to get a pc with “2GB OF RAM AND A 128MB VIDEO CARD” to play all my SiMS2 expansion packs from Family Fun Stuff to Pets….aaarghhhhh tension tension. *haiz…*

I tot I remembered reading it somewhere. So today I “godak-godak” multiply to find it. Yessss…it was her. I knew a few x-employees had written about her a few months back. Her and another likes of her – who Confucious and Addicted-to-Coke had the privillage to met during Walt Disney’s visit last few weeks.

Baaah…I’m leaving soon to care. If she can talk about her previous employees, she sure with bee-arch about me right?

I’m just glad it was only a month with her. But even so, I can’t imagine what lies ahead. Part of me feels sad that I’m leaving my peeps behind and not knowing what lies beyond.

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A Hari Raya Wedding

I keep getting this impression that I’ve not yet left and “angkat kaki” but some people are so eager to get rid of me to make way for other people. The nerve?

I think it’s my equal right to actually rethink the whole situation before making the final decision – minus the intrusion and talam dua muka (double standard) nonsense impression I keep getting.

It stinks even if it’s a mile away.

Ok. I am being a bee-arch today but what the hey…who cares

I pity my peeps but then again you’ll understand why I made the decision and why this person made it easy.

Rite. Enuff with the depressing ramblings. Lets talk about weddings – Malay weddings are so much colorful and the food is to die for, NO?

Eid was still in the air but my cousing Mohd decided to get married on the 3rd day of Eid and hold the Groom’s reception the weekend after.

I’m not in the mood to write today so let the photos do the talking ok?

Abah trying to find a comfortable spot to sit and eat

I sat next to my favourite bro – Chal

Mama trying to find a familiar face amongst the crowd

Nice cool pink lime-ade to quench on a hot day

Goodies to bring home to Dee (husband) who can’t make it

Arghhhh gravy chicken together with briyani (below)

Odd looking but creative herbal egg (telur pindang) basket, turkey no?

Me – using my Shu-Emura eye makeup kit again he he he

Aliya – excited but tired

KL – 4 hours drive later – home – dinner – no need to cook 😛

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Acara Raya Kita

Sekarang ni di sebabkan musim raya dan di sebabkan akak tengah males nak berangan mat salleh, maka bahasa kita agak santai dan kemelayuan….alah macam akak ni ada kat sebelah uols la sibuk tot-tet bercerita. Voley?

Acara Melatih Orang

Agak-agak masuk seminggu puasa, akak di beri tugas untuk melatih rakan setugas dari Bollywood. Wah, experience ni. Mana dengan kezutan budaya dan bahasa. Tapi akak bersyukurlah sebab at least dapat jugak tukar2 experience dengan diaorang kan.

Tapi satu lah akak belajar. Depa reja macam org gomen. Mai pukul 10 minum…mai lunch makan…sat gi ada tea time plak. Interesting kan?

Leena & Ishrat from Mumbai

Acara Raptai Raya

Seminggu sebelum raya, akak da pun menyambut RAPTAI raya di Penang. Gara-gara tidak menyambutnya di sana tahun ini, maka berhangkutlah beg segala menuju ke rumah ibu mertuaku tersayang di sana.

Dan dek kerana masih berpuasa, maka Transnational telah menjadi official supir. Lega suami tersayang sekejap, kalau tidak mahu semput jika kena drive 5 jam kesana – since this was just a short weekend trip.

Modus operandi – sebat sebanyak mana yang mungkin segala macam jeruk. Akak sendiri da boring dengan kuah raya yang beraneka warna sama seperti lampu liplap depan rumah bonda tapi rasa sama aje. Sedap lagi beskut mayat bergula RM2 tu hah. Maka kudapan official nak serve tahun ni adalah jeruk betik dan jeruk salak.

Penang at some points is still the same way I remembered it. Tapi rasa cam segar sikit bila dapat keluar dari KL sekejap.

Pastinya, looking forward to going up to Penang again sebab akak da jumpa stok buku second hand berlambak mengalahkan Borders you all. Tapi gigit jari sahaja lah sebab keperluan raya di dahulukan.

Tunggu kao…kali ni kalau akak datang lagi ke Penang pasti akak borong semua buku Shopaholic tu hah yang hanya Duapoloh Hinggit senaskah..

 Pulau Jerjak

 

Jambatan

Muka segar bugar kena angin laut he he he

Acara Mari Kita Redah Outback Steakhouse ramai-ramai

Kenapa kita kena ada bos yang berasal dari tempat Uncle Sam? Teeet masa da cukup. Ini adalah kerana bila kita paw dia EmpatRatusHinggit untuk acara favourite semua orang, ya itu MAKAN, sikit pun tak ngeluh cam Outback Steakhouse tu mak pak dia pulak. He he he.

Hee my bos is the best. He is not only funny but SMART. Otak bergeliga sangats ni. Tapi masuk akai la jugak dia ni di panggey boss kan.

After he left, we kinda miss having him around….

Acara balik kampung

Jam 5.30 pagi akak dan suami tersayang da berkobar-kobar nak balik kampung. Perjalanan pagi tu so cool sekali. Seperti biasa, kami keluar di persimpangan Pagoh dan take the kampung road back home.

Best sangats! Tetiba cam seronok ni nak raya.

Sampai di rumah Ayahanda da rebus ketupat dia belakang rumah. Bonda masih ala2 mengemas sana sini – ala2 harap akak take over tugas dia which I always will with pleasure. Dan biasanya mak dara sorang ni yang akan di beri tugas masak rendang segala. Bonda akan masak sayur lodeh.

Lepas bagi salam, melilau cari anak daraku sorang. Bonda kata dia sibuk mencabut bulu ayam yang dah di rebus di rumah nenek yang-nya (Moyang anak ku dan Nenda ku)

Alamak, kenapa anak dara ku sudah bertukar menjadi Misya Omar????

Jeng jeng jeng…rupanya ada orang sudah mengayakan rambut baru hari raya. Somehow, her hair suits her so much this time around. Pandai betul bonda.

Petang tu dengan suami tersayang, akak terjah Carefour Batu Pahat. Sebenarnya nak singgah pekan Parit Sulong je, tapi jam mengalahkan Kampung Baru, so alang-alang menyeluk pekasam biar badan berbau masam…tak jumpa parking nye hal, we all speed trus ke arah BP. 

Acara takbir raya pun bergema

Cik abang tahun ni baju raya tona hijau. Mengancam jiwa dan raga kan? Muka berseri bukan apa sebab da ambik air sembahyang tu coz getting ready to go to masjid oledi. Tapi ada la nak dekat 3 kali amek sebab asyik tersentuh je ha ha ha…time nak butangkan baju kantoi, time nak pakaikan samping 2 kali kantoi..last last cik abang give up amek air semayang kat masjid. He he he

Ayahanda tetap segak macam raya2 yang dulu.

Bonda pula, the first to merasmikan kueh raya. Bonda pakai apa pun cantik. Jeles ah!

Anakanda tahun ni raya baju nak dekat sepuluh pasang. Siap acara Top Model ni.

The red baju kurung is my favourite. Silk lagi tu. Ni lah masalahnya bila jadi anak dara sorang dan cucu kesayang sorang. Melimpah ruah.

 

click on image to watch video – Aliya Raya Top Model

Her white kabarung with labuci and sulam sahaja nak dekat RM45. Aiyooo da macam mak dia nya baju kurung gi opis je tau! Akak nye baju kurung opis pun takde labuci liplap wey.

Kucing busyuk bergelar TOM tu tetap enter frame. Benci!

Rumah papan nenek da pun siap sempena raya nie. We did a small tahlil for my arwah grandpa with a few of my uncles and aunts.

There were some shots of hari raya this year that are my favourites:

My ayang…still the same hencum fella like first day we oledi get married ahak! Maybe it’s the baju putih kut *malu seh*


My anak dara intan payung…she’s grown so much in the past months I hardly noticed. My daughter is as tall as a standard 3 year old girl and she’s only in standard 1 *pengsan*.

 

Tapi ibu tetap ibu kan…ibu is everything to them.

 

But the kucing busyuk will always enter frame *bunci lah!*

US – you know raya will never be raya without that someone special. Mine is nearly seven feet tall and always mistaken for a big brown bear HA HA HA


SELAMAT HARI RAYA UOLS!!!
Weekend ni akak nak ke KLUANG sebab ada my cousin yang akan melansung. Akak tak sabar nak jumpa orang perancis nie….my cousin Fida is back with her French Husband – the only French guy I know who is crazy about tempe! Nanti kan…..!
 

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The many ways of Eid

I received an instant message from a friend who will be in London for 6 months *aiyoooo akak very the ENVY nie* so this is a shout out to all blogger friends who are in London to keep this friend of mine company and help him to settle down. I know what its like to be away from family and especially during this festive season. Yesterday I had that reminiscing memoirs again…remembered how fasting and iftar was like when I was growing up in the UK. During the summer, the hours were long (my mom said muke i macam nak pengsan je coz iftar was at 9pm and Imsak was at 4am). We did not have “burger sambal Malaysia” or “bubur pulut hitam” readily available or pasar ramadhan for that matter of fact. I had to iftar with what my mother had prepares which included steamed new veges and mash new potatoes. So because I was in my malas mood I decided to slam a few meats in the pan (mariated with wostersher sauce, blackpepper and salt), steamed some broccoli and French beans and mashed potatoes with a slab of butter and a dash of fresh milk. So yesterday we iftar the Mat Salleh Style. No tradition kueh or cakes…but then again because both darling hubby and me are very much vege lovers the veges where amongst the first to finish. We then proceeded to watch the first MALAYSIAN to go to space – Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha. Blast off was spectacular. It was amazing to see that after 50 years of independence we are able to fly our men or man to space. I think this is one giant leap for Malaysians. I cant wait to go back home to see Abah and Mama tomorrow. Our Eid new garments have been nicely ironed, waiting to be packed in the car, the cookies and goodies are ready, my peralatan superforce – hairdryer, ceramic iron, oleo-relax serum and big brushes to attend to my now very very very long hair. My husband is scratching his head because he forgot make small change for the duit raya….and I hate to say “don’t do things last minute” – jgn marah ye yang! Mama has already had ketupat and semur ayam since Monday – arghhhhhhhhhhhh tension! – I cant wait to taste that. Oh yes…nenek will be celebrating Eid in her new house. If you guys remember in my previous posting, the rumah pusaka burnt down to ashes last year on 14 October. Alhamdulillah. I would also like to shout out to my dearest friends out there, especially to Peanut who will be celebrating Eid in Jakarta (mek sangat the jealous u belajar make-up ala2 the Kris Dayanti), everyone at the office – Syena & Honey, my blogger frens including UBA, Intan, Lollies, Kak Ruby and all. 

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

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