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Solo Drive

I ni sebenarnya agak clumsy. Kadang-kadang kalau I buat perangai clumsy, Aliyah akan cakap - "You clumsy woman!". Adoii... My trip to Kuantan started clumsily but I thank Allah that I have such a wonderful Kak Long who took care of all the loopholes for me. I stayed late at the office on Tuesday till 8.30pm waiting for the heavy rain to stop and also to wait for one tenant to pay his overdue rent. But he didn't show up. Dah lah cash ngam-ngam je for the trip. After dinner, we went to PJ. Isi minyak almost full tank and then realised - I'm not going to drive this car to Kuantan lah, I'm borrowing my sister's!". Sungguh membazir minyak! By the time we reach PJ, it was 10pm+ and I was too tired to do anything much.

But my sister had prepared everything. Isi minyak full tank, top-up TnG (even though I insisted not to use) and she even put Sudirman CD on for me to listen to (knowing that I love Sudirman songs and somewhere at the LPT stretch radio signal suck…

Whatever...

Aliyah cukup suka kalau I cakap "whatever!". Dia akan ketawa beriya-iya. But little does she know that I am not that kind - to just let stuff go and say "whatever!".

I have a meeting tomorrow in Kuantan. It's to kick start a small project. Even though the trip tu tak lah berbaloi, I still have to go. While being cash-strapped. Ada orang promise nak bayar sewa office yang dah  months outstanding tu, tapi tak juga datang bayar. Angin jugak ni. I planned a short holiday for Aliyah, as her present for getting the award. But have to cancel last minute. Kecewa sangat-sangat sebab dia dah happy nak pergi.

There is this project which we just got but is sub-contracted to another company that I need to monitor. Also tak lah berbaloi sangat. I submitted a quote because the person at that favourite agency of ours asked me to submit. It's nice to be trusted to source out for new companies for the project, but then, it is a responsibility even though another party is doi…

Jangan Sampai...

Yang selalu terjadi - di dunia ni kita sibuk dengan orang atau benda lain. Nak kejar jumpa orang tu lah, nak kejar siapkan kerja ini lah... Sampai makan pun terkejar-kejar. Jemput pun terfikir-fikir. Semuanya suruh cepat, cepat dan cepat. Mata sentiasa tertumpu pada telefon walau tangan menyuap nasi. Whatsapp sentiasa menyala. Berbual bukan dengan yang fizikalnya di depan mata, tetapi pada orang yang terletak di hujung jari.

Jangan sampai suatu hari nanti, bila akhirnya muka diangkat, orang yang selalunya ada di depan atau di sisi sudah tiada lagi. Orang-orang itu juga tahu rasa penat dan bosan. Pada waktu itu, tak perlu lagi menghambat terkejar-kejar atau suruh cepat, cepat dan cepat.

Lesson Learned Today

I learned something valuable today - no matter how difficult my life is at the moment, there are thousands of other people out there whose lives are much, much worse. And, no matter how difficult I think my life is at the moment, rezeki is still in abundance. My short visit to my Angah's place just this evening turned out to be an enlightening one. He earlier sent me an email containing 2 YouTube links to a talk by Ustaz Yusuf Mansur about "sedekah". I'm still watching it. But the gist is - kalau kita beri sedekah, in shaa Allah pulangan yang Allah bagi balik adalah berlipat kali ganda. And my brother told of his own story - susah atau senang, at least 2.5% from company revenue every month akan disalurkan ke rumah anak yatim. And he recounted how at even the most difficult time, in shaa Allah rezeki tak putus.
And I reflect on my own situation - selalunya bila ada duit lebih baru cuba nak sedekah. Kalau bayar makan kat kedai Mamak, balance duit masuk dalam tabung unt…

Cat Nap

Our little kitties are 1 month 1 week old. Actually kecik sangat lagi. Tapi they are way beyond their age - so big, naughty and active. Akak pening. Nasib baik "business" wise, they go to the downstairs toilet - either in the litter or tak tau lah yang mana satu yang kurang pandai sikit ni, on the floor. Cuci pun agak senang. We brought them to the Vet yesterday. Mintak carikan nice people to adopt the kitties. Doc siap cium-cium lagi the kitties. Sayang...
Here they are this morning. Aliyah saja je susun diaorg macam ni tapi memang tak sedar pun orang angkat bila tidur. Cuma Alfie the dark grey one tak suka tidur macam this pose. Comel-comel sangat... takut by the time nak handover kat orang yang nak adopt, akak ni yang tak sanggup nak lepaskan...

3 Irritating Things About FB Status/Comments

I use FB daily. In fact, that's my main source of news. But then, here are 3 things about people's status updates or comments that really irritate me.

1. Status cari perhatian
Tidakkah anda naik hangin kalau baca status cari perhatian macam "Please pray for me...", or "How I wish..." or "Rindu lah kat...". Boleh tak habiskan ayat tu? Kalau nak mintak kawan-kawan doakan, then tell la nak doa untuk apa - sihat dari sakit ke... ditimpa musibah ke... then, kawan-kawan boleh la doakan. Or kalau dah rindu sangat tu, tulis je la rindu kat sapa. Rindu kat boyfren ke, kat mak kat kampung ke, kat ayam dalam reban ke... Bukan apa, lepas tu mula lah semua orang dok comment. Bila cakap boyfren marah pulak.

2. Comment cari pasal
Yes, people love posting the pictures of the food they eat. I have no problem with that. I actually suka tengok gambar delicious food - ie makan kat mana or masak sendiri ke. Nampak sedap sangat... But I have problem with people who com…

The Last Week

Let's see... Two things made me busy the past week:

- cucu-cucu yang dah semakin nakal
- side-business yang surprisingly agak menguntungkan

Our little kittens are already 1 month old plus. Already due for a trip to the Vet. So naughty and so comel. Aliyah kata dia nak simpan Nina. The others tu we are thinking of giving away. Lama-lama sangat bela nanti sedih pulak nak bagi kat orang.
 All four of them sleeping after Aunty Mas and Uncle Bob came for a visit. Ini lah Nina. Yang paling active, naughty and adventurous. The only one with a funny looking tail.
My little side-business has given quite good returns. Alhamdulillah. Tapi biasalah food business - ada hari laris, ada hari tak berapa. But then, so far hari paling tak laris pun memang balik modal with a few ringgit of profit. I ni memang boleh menyimpan duit, I strictly put away the profits. End of the week split dengan business partner ie Hubby 60-40. We actually made RM100 the first week. That was a surprise. This is the 2nd …

BFF Getting Married

My good friend Yatt is getting married :). I am so so happy for her. I remember a couple of years ago when she just moved to her condo, we sat and talked for hours about life, work and men. She said that she always prays she will one day marry the right man. I then asked her a question that made her silent for a few minutes - "Tell me the one reason why you want to get married". She pondered for a few minutes and replied, "That's a very good question. I actually have not thought of it". She then said perhaps she wanted someone to share her life with, a person she can come home to and talk about the things that happen that day. I told her, "I think that is a good reason to want to get married. And you should. As long as you know why you are taking the plunge". I just don't want her to succumb to the pressure of having to get married pinned down by the society. Getting married is not compulsory. And marriage is a lot of work.

Speaking of a lot of wo…

Makan-makan kat Rumah Lama

We used to stay at this rumah sewa my father years ago. Very small house but cozy. That was before we moved to Seri Putra and before buying this current house. Sebelum beli rumah sendiri, kenalah bersusah dan berusaha dulu - tinggal di rumah yang kecil, belajar hidup susah dan berdikari, sikit-sikit kumpul duit baru lah dapat beli rumah yang OK sikit. Tak gitu?

Anyway, now my uncle Acik Yaya stays there. He has such productive green fingers everything he plants grow so well. (I sempat lah memetik buah mengkudu konon-konon nak blend buat air dan mintak anak pokok cili.) We went for makan-makan sambil membeli produk kesihatan last Sunday. Pergi rumah dia memang macam pergi kiosk kesihatan. He has this bookshelves full of products. And such a good salesman too. I always try not to look at stuff so much takut tak sengaja membeli!
 Kat dinding penuh dengan product buntings & banners!  Makcik menyiapkan food...  Nizam ni pembeli tegar produk kesihatan. Ni tengah discuss benefits product…

Hari Anugerah Cemerlang

Aliyah topped her class for the final exams this year. Merasa lah tahun ni naik stage ambil hadiah. I really hope that boosts her spirits. She was so excited. Even pinned her hair today (cikgu suruh biar nampak muka katanya!).   Received certificate & plaque  Happy & proud mommy & abah... Tapi kena usaha lagi. Next year UPSR!

Kittens Day 20

These are the kitties yesterday. We moved them temporarily to the back because my Kak Long, Nizam and Zura were back last weekend. Perlu ada extra bathroom! They are still not strong enough tapi dah start pandai gurau-gurau and mandi sendiri. So cute bila tengok dia orang ni try mandi diri sendiri!
 Mimi ni memang ibu yang bagus... Hubby kata Alfie yang warna dark grey tu nampak macam pakai jacket je :). I pulak rasa macam kena celup dalam Clorox! Hehehe...