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Aftermath

The haze is getting from bad to worst. I guess the gloominess and suffocation brought by it reflects the state of the heart. My mother is no longer around. This thought keeps repeating itself inside my head over and over. Truthfully, I have "redha" since that last day I took care of her about 1 year and half a month ago. But reality is a totally different thing.

Visited her grave on the next day. Since I didn't have the chance or time to prepare bunga rampai, which seems to be my task when such event happens, I made some.
Kasi make-up sikit... My father's too!
Anyway, speaking of haze, anak comel sent me a message on Saturday at around 8pm, saying she's not well and if she can come home. We thought of driving down straight away but she said it's OK. She didn't want to "susahkan" both of us. So we went to fetch her early  Sunday morning. Salam tangan saja dah rasa panas. Dia demam dan selsema. The haze was really bad there. After going to panel c…

Selamat Jalan Mak...

My beloved mother passed away yesterday, Thursday 12 September, at 11.47pm. She has been hospitalised at Serdang Hospital for the past 2 weeks plus. She was buried today, Friday 13 September, at around 11am. Today is her 81st birthday.

I didn't get to be with her at her last. Received call from my SIL Azah at 11.42pm, straight away got ready, rushed out, made a U-turn back to fetch my Angah, and on the way just as we passed Southville exit, received call from my Abang Ben informing that my mother has left us.

My mother passed on a most auspicious night. And she was buried on a most auspicious day. I am certain her end was husnul khatimah. She left peacefully. When I reached her hospital bed at around 12.40am, she was already cleaned up, the tubes removed. And her face looked so... the only word I can find is cute. So comel. Round healthy face, fair and calm with this little mischievous look brought by her lips. She's just sleeping, I said to myself. When I kissed her forehead,…

New Month

It's already September. Time sure flies when you have nothing much to do! Let's see...

First, my sewing. I have not touched my sewing machine in like more than a week. That's a long time for me. Bukan tak ada project. Ada. Entahlah, punyalah malas pulak. I actually have this fabric to be made into a palazzo for anak comel. Masa dia balik last 2 weeks, I saw that the black palazzo I made her macam dah lusuh sikit. So we went to Gio and bought her new fabric. She wanted exactly like the one I made earlier. And since I dah pandai jahit side pockets, add pockets. Tapi, sampai hari ni masih elok lagi kain tu terlipat!

I also promised to make her a zip pouch for her pencil case. Nasib yang sama juga. Godek-godek kain dalam box, jumpa yang sesuai. Ada je tu kat atas meja πŸ˜….

But then, last week I actually spent the time studying (theory dulu). I enrolled in kelas jahit telekung. As usual, it's an online class. Menarik juga jahit telekung ek? First project pastinya untuk anak …

Sambal Menyambal

Hari ni ialah hari Sambal Garing Che Nor πŸ˜…. Ha ah, I ni agent. Dah jadi agent dekat 2-3 tahun kot. Tak lah aktif sangat. Biasanya sebulan satu kotak saja. Maintain requirement jadi agent. Pagi tadi pergi restock di kedai regular di Bukit Mahkota. Sebenarnya lambat sikit daripada biasa. Tapi alhamdulillah, habis juga. Terus kosong kotak kat rumah ni😊.

Pagi semalam, lepas Subuh check phone, waaahhh... ada payment ke PayPal. Ada orang beli sambal garing kat eBay. Jadinya, lepas restock tadi, pegi beli FlexiPack International envelope untuk pos sambal satu bekas ke US. Satu bekas saja. Tapi setelah pengalaman pos 5 bekas sambal beberapa bulan lepas, I dah study betul-betul semua charges dan make sure ada profit. Bukan apa, dulu menjual di eBay biasanya orang beli satu barang saja. Tapi bila kena orang beli 5 barang terus, barulah tau seksa juga πŸ˜….

Just nak share kot la ada yang nak menjual di eBay, these are the changes you need to consider when you sell:
1. Fees to PayPal - percentage…

Try to Stay Active

It's been quite a good month in terms of fitness. My fitness diary showed I exercised at least once a week (2 weeks of such by going to CBF class). For the rest of the weeks, one CBF class plus either hiking or jogging. This week paling rajin - one CBF class and 2 jogging sessions. Walaupun weight masih static, at least rasa sihat sikit πŸ˜….
 This morning berjaya jogging bawah 50mins. Kena selalu jogging macam dulu lah. My merdeka exercise shot. Punya panjang rumput kat tepi jalan ni! Yeayyy... berjaya menghabiskan August challenge pagi tadi. Esok start challenge baru. I downloaded another fitness app - Book Doc. It's actually teleconsulting app but has this Activ feature with virtual steps challenge. Boleh sync dengan Garmin atau Samsung Health. So far I dah dapat silver medals for Petron and Giant steps challenge. Ada hadiah okay. So, download lah and start walking😎.

Home is the Place

See... I spend so much time at home, I don't have any idea for a title anymore πŸ˜…. Around the house nowadays...
 I went to Ecco a couple of weeks ago and bought this. Because it's cheap. And because we don't seem to get the chance to visit nurseries around this area. So I tried putting this fertilizer at our trees.  Three days later, look what we found at our mango tree! Alhamdulillah... And... our lime tree too! Pokok limau ni dah berbulan tak berbuah.
Try it. Tak sure lah sebab memang bagus fertilizer tu or it's coincidence pokok-pokok tu keluar bunga! But then, I letak kat our lemon tree... masih hampa!
 Pokok pisang tanduk ni pun dah berbuah. Alhamdulillah... Ini ialah pokok petai ya tuan-tuan dan puan-puan. Ha ah, I beli kat MAHA. Entah kenapa I beli pokok ni pun tak tau! Tapi lepas alih ke pasu baru, dan setelah hidup segan mati tak mahu selama hampir 2 minggu, dia OK balik. Hopefully sihat dan subur. My other fruit trees - durian belanda dan avocado tak menjadi.…

Belajar Tajwid

Belajar tajwid ialah life-long learning. Dulu-dulu kat sekolah agama belajar, sekarang ni bila belajar semula barulah macam - "Oooo... baru faham!" πŸ˜…. Dan I memang really recommend classes Ustaz Asraff sebab methodologi dia lain sikit. Starting bulan September, kelas tajwid online siri ke 2 akan bermula. Alhamdulillah I masuk yang siri 1. Sekarang dah tamat tapi I saja yang belum habis kelas πŸ˜…. Insyaallah... sikit saja lagi ni!
Anyway, nak beli buku atau DVD pun ada. I list kan kat bawah ni buku kot lah you interested nak beli. Certain books siap ada video dan audio clips lagi. Worth it!
1. Baca Surah Mulk, Yasin, Sajadah dan 22 surah-surah lazim dengan tajwid lebih tepat? Dapatkan Buku Tajwid Mantap! Gabungan teori dan praktikal tajwid dalam satu buku. Ada huraian beratus kesalahan kecil dan 39 audio MP3 secara percuma untuk semak dan betulkan bacaan!
Dapatkan Buku Tajwid Mantap sekarang!
2. Dua buku tajwid yang sangat membantu - Buku Mudahnya Ngaji Tajwid dan 56 Soal Jawa…

Our Weekend

We drove down early this morning to visit anak comel yang dah 2 minggu tak balik. Alahai rindunya... 😍. Alhamdulillah, she has really adjusted. And surprisingly more matured. We didn't spend much time with her as she's having a group discussion in the afternoon. Lagipun, semalam dia ada aktiviti Kelab Rakan Muda di Pengkalan Balak. Penat lagi nampaknya.
Amboi... siap naik banana boat lagi
We just plan to have breakfast together saja. Sementara menunggu dia turun dari bilik (that's the only thing that doesn't change!), I searched the nearest place to have breakfast and I found this stall called Akie Roti Canai. Reviews kata OK and so we went. The verdict - memang best! Tetapi orang agak ramai, so nak dapat food tu lambat sikit.   Sementara menunggu roti canai sampai, sempat makan nasi lemak! Also sangat sedap! This is their specialty - Dholl Cheese Roti Canai dengan Kari Kambing. Recommended. Lepas makan ni, we didn't have lunch pun sebab kenyang sangat!
Insyaallah…

Our Turn to Go Out

Last week we both just stayed home. Dok mereput saja di rumah. Bukan apa, it was school holidays. Memang tak adanya nak keluar ke mana-mana bila orang ramai ni. Groceries pun tak pergi beli! Semalam dan hari ni lepas geram keluar ke Aeon Nilai. Yup, two days in a row! Ada sebabnya...

Sejak baca a friend's review pasal asam laksa sedap di food court Aeon Nilai, I've been wanting to go try. Teringat zaman baru kahwin dulu selalu pergi Jusco Mid Valley makan asam laksa sedap kat situ. I think it must be the same. Jadinya, semalam we went. Or so we planned. On the way, Hubbs telah berjaya mengubah fikiran I untuk melencong ke Batang Benar makan ayam kampung salai. Walaupun tetap ke Aeon Nilai, kita orang jalan-jalan saja. And bought groceries.
Best kan jalan-jalan bila orang tak ada πŸ˜…. Anyway, sejak bila ada H&M kat Aeon Nilai? Lama betul tak pergi sini.
Hari ni pergi lagi OK. Memang target nak makan asam laksa tu jugak!  Berjaya juga makan! Memang sedap. I just love asam lak…

This Week

It's going to be quiet weekend. Anak comel won't be coming back. Next week dia ada 3 mid-term papers. Kena stay dan study lah. But then she called this afternoon for a chit chat and said she'll be going to Jonker's Street with her friends. OK lah, not too far. Kalau dah stay Melaka tak pergi Jonker's Street kira macam tak duduk Melaka lah kan!

I finished making 2 palazzo pants these few days. One I make for my CBF mate Rahani. The one she ordered katanya ketat sikit kat waist. Kena wiggle sikit nak pakai or take off. Alamak, that's the second feedback I got for that exact same pattern. Bila check measurement macam betul. Pelik lah pulak. Maybe I should draw another one for that particular pattern. Something must be wrong somewhere... I made a new pants for her saja-saja. Tapi belum dapat bagi lagi sebab tak jumpa.
I also made one for my niece. Also using the same pattern. Sebab beza 1 inci saja. Hopefully she likes this. Now starting on a 2nd pair for another n…

All the Time in the World

Yesterday. I had all the time in the world. And I spent it doing the most boring thing.
One of the most important things to do before anything else is this. The place was packed. But I didn't mind. I sat, walked around, sat again, walked around again. The wait was about 2.5 hours. The actual process? 30 minutes. 
By the time I was done, it was 2.30pm. I walked to Masjid Besi for solat Zohor. Been wanting to go there for quite some time. Last I was there was years ago.  Kalau datang waktu Zohor, boleh solat jemaah kat bawah. Kalau time biasa, need to go upstairs to dewan muslimah.  These never cease to amaze me... Thank you. I found a bit of peace in my heart. Alhamdulillah.

When All Goes Wrong

When you feel you've done the best for the people around you. Putting aside your own hardships, emotions, feelings, sadness, pain, sickness and what-nots. And still you end up being the bad person. You are actually all alone.

Yup, I am a bad person. Nothing good come out of anything I do or say. Let it be that way. Senang cakap, jahat macam setan. Orang lain baik macam malaikat. Alhamdulillah.
 I didn't know where to turn to. As I drove near Petronas, it seemed only logical that I go visit the one person I miss so much. I sat down and cried. So hard.  And I went to this place to take a breather. I was hoping the weather would be a little bit cloudy so that I could walk. But it was noon and the sun was scorching. I had no where else to go. I wish she was around. But she went back this morning...

Dramatic 2 Weeks

It's been, what I can say a dramatic 2 weeks. A lot happened. I can see myself writing a short story, or even a cerekarama script πŸ˜…. One thing for sure. Kadang-kadang Allah turunkan musibah atau dugaan tapi disebaliknya ada anugerah yang tidak diduga. I am so blessed. So very blessed. Yang penting, bersyukur dan redha. Whatever comes your way, just be the nice person you are, inside out. So it doesn't matter what people say about you, you know you are doing the right thing and the best that you can ever do. The people who know you and appreciate you will be by your side. Only that matters. Those who don't can stay the way they are for all I care. At this age, I only care for those who matter and that makes my life so much fulfilling and peaceful. Alhamdulillah.

How 's your Hari Raya Aidil Adha? Semoga Allah terima segala ibadah kita. Insyaallah. This year, our Raya Haji feels a bit like Raya Aidilfitri pulak. I cooked some Raya dishes yesterday - nasi impit, rendang d…

Boring Weekend

Anak comel didn't come back last weekend. Dia nak try stay di hostel over the weekend katanya. Lagipun mid-term exam is coming. I was like... anak aku bukan baru masuk ke, dah ada exam? Tu lah, course dia agak packed. Especially that, if all goes well, she will finish her diploma in only 2 years. Semoga Allah permudahkan segala urusan anak comel. Tapi sempat dia merayap ke Aeon Bdr Melaka dengan kawan-kawan. OKlah tu. Dah besar pun. Since Friday dan next Wednesday dia ada paper, I dah suruh dia stay hostel saja minggu ni. Hopefully dia study dengan group dia. Kalau situasi mengizinkan, insyaallah we'll go visit her this weekend.

Sementara itu, Mommy dan Abah dia duduk mereput saja di rumah πŸ˜…. Hubbs has that translation work to finalize. I pulak tak berapa sihat these few days. My hormones have gone haywire I guess. Kena hadap saja lah.

Meanwhile, I bought 2 sets of kain batik to replenish my stash. Dapat jual 2, kena lah beli kain baru. Nampak sangat cantik...
This looks so n…