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Another Slightly Big Order

We got an order from our partner's friend. Bikes for his soon-to-be-launched resort in Kuala Selangor. Today, the bikes were fetched by them. Seven Raleigh bikes plus a tandem bike - the two-seater bike. That is still with us. Hubby has yet to assemble it. But it sure is long!
Alhamdulillah... it's been a good month for us.

Inferno Done

Finished reading Dan Brown's Inferno last night. So-so... At one point, the plot became stagnant it was a drag to finish reading the chapter. And I think, if certain text did not get repeated over and over again, albeit from different angles, the book might be just half thick.

Injured!

Hubby went riding with his usual pals plus my nephew Iwan yesterday. It's been raining real heavy for the past few days so surely bike trails would be slippery. I was worried about Iwan since it would be his furthest off-road biking - estimated 25km off-road.

As I was preparing to go to the shop, I heard Hubby came back. It was only 10am. Ride that far would take 3-4 hours. My first thought was - Iwan "kepancitan" and they came back early via chicken loop. Bila sambut kat pintu, Hubby kata, "jatuh...". Huh? Terus panic tengok muka dan baju ada kesan darah.

Off-road riding tak sah kalau tak jatuh. I pun pernah gak jatuh a few times. Paling risau kalau tertekan brake depan slightly terlebih kuat bila turun bukit. That's what happened to Hubby. Alhamdulillah nothing serious. Just one side of the face and neck bruised.
Kena jab. Looks quite bad due to the "ubat kuning". I can't imagine the pain :(. But getting better. Hari ni nampak dah kering (or…

Aliyah is 13

Aliyah my little busyuk Mommy turned 13 yesterday. Besar dah... Sigh... The night (morning) before, we surprised her with a cake at exactly 12.01am :). Berjaya seludup masuk cake ke rumah without her knowing. Yesterday, nothing much since Abahnya pegi ride kat Kemensah. Kereta pun tak ada. Malam baru bawak dia keluar dinner. Happy birthday my baby girl. Semoga dia menjadi anak yang solehah...
 This is one yummy cake. Seriously... Dinner kat Wadihana Bangi Gateway. Siap order creme brule for dessert. Delicious.

Comeback Kah?

These few weeks found me getting a few opportunities in IT again. Of course the projects are not certain yet but still... Last week was the meeting with our east coast client. Yesterday was a meeting with a sister company of our client - the one we built intranet and inventory system for. Good thing Hubby was free to come along. After such a long time, there are things I actually forget. I mean, the things that normally are at the tip of my tongue, especially relating requirements to previous projects.

I have been contemplating to sell my company. Ada a few interested parties. But no conclusion. In my prayers, I always pray that if selling it off serves to be the right decision for us, then please, please, let someone buy it. But if it is not, then please, please award us with something for us to work on. I guess, from the look of things lately, I should keep it.

Sama Tapi Tak Serupa

A few days ago, I was at Speedmart to buy some stuff. Upon entering, I saw a cat near a pillar. Subhanallah... he looked very much like Fabian. Since I was in a hurry, I got in the shop, bought stuff and quickly went out. The cat then was lingering not far from my car. I stopped, looked at him clearly and called, "Fabian?". He then came to me, just bermanja-manja near my feet. Hati rasa melonjak gembira. This could be Fabian! How on earth did he end up here? I took a few photos and sent to Hubby. Rasa macam Fabian tapi still had doubts. Hubby asked to take him home. But what if it's not him? I have all these "what-ifs" in my head.

I decided, I need to check some old photos first. If it really is him, I would come back and take him home. Upon reaching home, I quickly search for his photos. My heart was crushed. It was not him. Very, very similar but definitely not him.

Sedih...
 Sama tapi tak serupa...

Meeting & Shopping

Our client from the East Coast came down to KL for a wedding and asked to meet up on Saturday. Katanya nak mintak advise untuk prepare budget for next year. Boleh saja... I took Aliyah along to KLCC for the meeting. Lepas meeting boleh merayau. Aliyah has been harassing me to take her to this store called Wicked Wardrobe at Empire. Malasnya nak pergi jauh-jauh. Dah duduk area south of Selangor ni, memang rasa tak nak tengok kereta banyak-banyak kat jalan raya.

The meeting went very well. Tengah pokai ni client belanja coffee kat Aseana, sungguh suka hati. (Doa tau semoga Puan tu dimurahkan rezeki). Lepas habis meeting, baru round-round. I notice Aliyah shops like me - jumpa yang suka, harga OK, terus beli. Tak de nak keluar masuk kedai buang masa dan tenaga. Cuma I always emphasis that she follows her Abah when it comes to checking and inspecting items before purchase. I ni selalu malas nak check!
 Aliyah in Converse heaven! I bought her this bag. Dia pilih sendiri dan Abah dia kata n…

Bike Delivery

We deliver our first big order today to an institute in Cyberjaya. They ordered 10 bikes along with a few other accessories. Alhamdulillah... Yang pasti, my bike has successfully served its function as our shop's test bike. Setakat ni dah 11 dapat jual kerana "kehandsomean" basikal I :)
 Hari ni deliver 7 bikes dulu. All 17". End of the month deliver lagi 3 sebab 15" tak ada stock. Besides the bikes, yang tambah front & rear lights, meters, also included are helmets, gloves, pumps, water bottles and T shirts.

Post Aidil Adha

Masa kecil-kecil dulu Raya Puasa is everything. Raya Haji is nothing. Dulu-dulu mana reti nak appreciate Haji. Ingatkan Raya Haji untuk orang pergi haji sahaja :). Bila dah tua sikit ni (sikit je...) baru belajar erti Aidil Adha. Subhanallah... Besar sangat ertinya. For the last few years, masuk Zulhijjah saja, selalu buka channel Al Hijrah atau Oasis, sometimes TV1. Dan dah 3-4 tahun tak pernah miss tengok kelambu Kaabah ditukar. Doa semoga Allah hantar jemputan. Mungkin duit belum cukup, ilmu lagi lah tak cukup, tapi kuasa Allah melebihi segala-galanya. Zulhijjah banyak mengajar erti sabar dan redha. Paling penting faham yang segala-galanya milik Allah. Insyaallah, kalau dapat tanamkan walau sikit rasa redha, hati akan jadi lebih tenang. 

So, apa jadi these few days? Hari Sabtu, seperti Raya Puasa dulu, akak telah menjadi tukang masak. Simple je - rendang ayam, lontong dan nasi impit. Lepas Maghrib hantar rumah my father. Cukup untuk esok harinya. Hari Ahad, datang ambil daging korb…

Aidil Adha...

Insyaallah kita sambut Hari Raya Haji Ahad ni. Tahun ni (seperti yang dah jadi beberapa kali), hari Wukuf di Arab Saudi awal sehari dari kita. Jadinya, hari ni akak puasa (insyaallah) sunat hari Wukuf. Ikut hari jemaah haji kita wukuf. As I am typing this, mereka sedang wukuf. Ada orang kata, waktu ni Allah swt buka pintu langit. Doa-doa insyaallah akan dimakbulkan. Ada orang lain kata pula, itu untuk orang yang sedang wukuf saja. 
To me, kita berdoa saja. Dengan rasa ikhlas dan yakin. Lepas tu berserah pada Allah. Last year, I prayed very hard for help in starting our bike shop. Alhamdulillah, Allah datangkan pertolongan dalam bentuk seorang business partner. Yang penting doa, doa dan doa...

Little Makeover

Hari ni dengan Hubby membuat sedikit makeover kat kedai. Dah pening tengok barang makin banyak, tempat display tak cukup. Paling stress, ada masa ter-order barang yang sebenarnya ada stock lagi, tapi tak perasan sebab tersorok. Jadinya, semalam telah mengajak Linda pergi beli shelves. Warna ceria macam kat tadika :).

Hopefully, things will get organised and orderly. Items dalam shelves kaca still huru-hara. Esok lah pulak...
 This sitting area proves to be a good idea (idea akak hokey..). Last week, one guy actually lepak here from late afternoon till after Maghrib. Katanya kedai basikal ni best. Dia pergi kedai lain kepala semak katanya :)  Counter alih ke depan. Shelves kaca susun sederet. More space nampaknya. But then the counter jadi a bit sempit. Belum biasa kot... The new shelves jadi tempat letak forks on top and other cheaper stuff especially for BMXes and Fixies. The glass shelves reserve for more expensive items. But then, have to be extra alert sebab senang sangat nak grab…

Batul Kokol

Akak tengah batuk. Sekali batuk sure lama. Tak main seminggu dua. Main bulan punya. This year rasanya second time. Last year kena 2 kali gak. Biasanya malas nak jumpa doktor sebab tau sure payah nak baik. This time around nak try doktor yang jahit belakang telinga Aliyah hari tu. First round pergi memang demam. That was 2 weeks ago. Plus throat infection.

Ubat habis, batuk still tak hilang. Lepas tu macam biasa pergi cari ubat kat pharmacy je. Dua round makan ubat batuk pill tak elok juga. Bila dada dah rasa senak, tidur pun payah, terpaksa pergi visit doktor tu lagi. This time kena nebulizer. Bronchitis kata doktor. Plus throat inflammation. Nampaknya ubat dah susut ni. Batuk masih menjadi-jadi. Sigh...