December 29, 2008 § 3 Comments

did i say am fat?
okay, in case u dun hear me correct, i am legally 18 kgs fatter than my pre-preggie weight or my pre-wed mass.

once i announced to The Husband and he tried (profusely) not so shocked.
then later he asked “do you feel heavy?”
Of course i am!

you see, among all the many reasons contributed generously to my…*cough* fleshy-me is his fault! bley?
i blame him for my excess eating.
i blame him for not stopping me enjoy good food.
and i can always blame him for sweet talk right? nevermind if it’s not true but us woman we like to hear ’em kan? heh

just one thing for sure i’d never blame him for having our little Jr, tho clearly it was how i started develop these lovely lemaks. huhu

so i told him i want to watch my diet.
first step : reduce oil intake.
NO LESS fried-food, MORE boils or grill, MORE water and fibre.
tengok le boleh bertahan sampai bila. haha

Today i browsed for rebus-rebus menu when i found this simple recipe. It’s easy, instant and i bet sedap.
It is so called Asam Pedas Rebus. hehe…macam tak surprise pun kan?
Anyway I try out just now it just take less than 30 mins to get ready.
So i guess this simple menu is going to top my list of family menu from now.
Next i will try to master Singgang Ikan. Wht do you call eh, but i know we kelantanese just love this singgang meal.

Come let’s share your rebus-rebus recipes here, you are much appreciated.

#p.s Salam Maal Hijriah to all Muslims.


cross1ng the line

December 24, 2008 § 8 Comments

We had had this regular talk casually, of late it is almost about same topic.
About new year, new plan, or rather new hope.
I mean Me & The Husband.

I think it’s very common that most of us want to make new resolution (at least) for the coming new year, every year, for a refresh start i suppose.

I learned from The Husband that new year is very important marking point for them, according to their culture. Almost as significant as our Hari Raya celebration. (tho i’m pretty sure it’s different perception)
They observed Public Holidays for a week, if i’m not mistaken starting from Dec 27.
They will gather at home and cleaning up the house make ready for new beginning. They believe all the past year “dirts” should be cleaned off.
And culturally they “celebrate” new year at home, in very moderate mood. Home-cooked foods prepared for at least the first 3 days and they would try to limit spending money during this period. Bcos they believe the way they live in during this starting of the year will reflects (somehow) their daily life through the year. So they try to make it simple and moderate. Without unnecessary expenses.

Anyway, so far we (me) never follow tht rule. Perhaps that could explains my saving plan failure so far. Hehe

So this time around again we talked about our current year and future.

The Husband sounds quite optimistic about his job, nevermind at least he wants to plan which i found it has been lacking off of his agenda for some years now.
Perhaps my turnaround decision this year has triggered his mind somehow. No doubt he feels some increase of responsibility.
I feel pity for him sometimes. But we both have agreed, this could be the best for us. I hope so.

Sometimes I could not believe myself that i’ve turned into new direction this year, completely. Something I had dream of some time ago but little did I expect I could make it real.

“Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – as quoted in Forr3st Gump

agak keciwa

December 21, 2008 § 9 Comments

Many many times i tried to make myself understand and get prepared (sort of) about many many many problems, obstacles, cobaan, dugaan, etc..i mean those negative feedback shall coming on my new journey.
Yet, i’m quite dissappointed sometimes. Not always, but sometimes.
Maybe bcos i still reserved somewhat sensitive spot right in my heart and it responds when i have trouble dealing with kaum sebangsa, specifically.

Last week a supplier failed to turn up for regular delivery. I called him many times, sms days and nights, he kept on posponed appointments and finally i got the message clearly when he not even answer my call nor reply my sms for blind reasons.
I dunno why. We had cash term all right. I paid for every purchase without fail.
So I cant understand, the least he could do is answer my call and say that he needs to terminate the deal, that’s all. That simple. But he didnt.
And somehow it hit my sensitive spot because he is kaum sebangsa.

I tot we should help, honest to each other because we are kaum sebangsa.

Last friday I was doing my marketing job when I approached a pasar mini (with my brand new muka kering) and that cha-ya-nun-alif female kerani (confirmed not tokey, told by other worker) rejected me without even look at my face.
I dont feel bad at all. Not a little. I understand that’s part of the risk. Being rejected.
It missed my sensitive spot.

Now I have been arranging for a new deal with an eager bukan-kaum-sebangsa who’s interested to purchase halal meats for his newly opened restaurant.
Am very excited to start it off and take up new experience. I supposed to prepare a copy of halal cert certified by the manufacturer (?) and letter of intent issued by my company.
I’ve been chasing closely for the cert copy since last week because the deadline was few days back. I dun get the cert till this very minute. Calls, sms(es), promises and promises.
I feel bad.
What is so difficult to get it straight. For me a business is about honest and trust.
If you fail to offer those, you fail to gain the same.

first assignment

December 14, 2008 § 3 Comments

Last week, a day before we go back to my hometown for holiday, a day after my last day of employment phase, i tried to accomplish my first task as “suri rumah bertauliah”. hehe

First assignment.
To re-arrange my tudung collection for re-use & recycle. Such a noble environment-friendly act, kononnya. But actually I really need to review, revise and reconsider my future budget. So that was the first move. Untuk kesedaran, I do not really need new purchase. I boleh pakai mana yang ada je, some more bukan nak pakai pegi opis pun kan, takde sape notice pun pakai yang lama. huk!

koleksi tudung cikMunn. *gulp*

koleksi tudung jaman dolu-dolu. jaman pakai scarf kecik, t-shirt kecik, ngan jeans.

And, did i mention? since i was preparing for my brand new phase, i’ve stopped purchase that skincare items and opted for much cheaper & affordable range instead.
And as the result, my skin looks much “younger”. Segala hormon rumaja bermaharajalela. Jerawat tumbuh merata-rata dan sangat berleluasa. Amat lah saya tidak suka!

So I guess this is First Bill i got to pay for this new phase.
Anyway I hope I’m doing fine pretty soon, inshallah..

Nota kaki :

1. Petang tadi buat new haircut. Now perasan comell. 🙂
2. Besok ada appointment facial. Harus di sental segala kekotoran di muka. Tak kose dah.

Q & A

December 13, 2008 § 5 Comments

i watched ’em on telly yesterday morning, introducing their latest “share bits” now available at bookstore.
i decided to grab one right away.

ladies, i find this handy book is very very useful. (esp utk saya yang amat cetek pengetahuan ini)
they provide 501 simple questions of our daily routines, with simple answers.
and guys, you may want to share/present this book with/to your loved ones.
for RM19.50 only per copy, it wont burn your wallet at all.

have a good weekend.


December 3, 2008 § 8 Comments

i dunno how to describe my feeling. honestly.

sure i’m happy. but how to describe this happyness? suka hati? gumbira? berjaya?

relief. perhaps.

another 2 days to go before i make my exit. (again)

anybody would share a good tip here :
how to tell your mom tht you are leaving your salary-job? merely in two days.
and btw, it’s the 2nd phase exit. and shud be the last, hopefully.

marilah kita berhibur menenangkan hati.

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I grew up, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here’s what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

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