Tuesday, January 31, 2012


looks like i won't be seeing the champs elysees in may....

i've like 10 projects to do and get done. and because i'm still on probation, i don't think i should risk taking such long leave. sigh..

thankfully, we are able to defer the trip to sometime in november instead, though we will have to fork out a small fee for the 'inconveniences' caused.

and because i can only allow myself a maximum of 3 working days leave, (i mean, i do need to take break regardless okay! you can't and you shouldn't work me to death :S ) we've decided to do this instead...

credit pic -crispme.com

At this point of time I don't even care where we'd be heading, as long as I'd be on a plane and out of the country. even if it's just for 5 days (3 days leave + weekends).

I need to get all my projects done before I can conveniently apply for that much needed long leave. sigh, looks like i will have to lug those winter warmers after all... :(

Monday, January 30, 2012

hunger pangs

it's lunch time and i'm thinking of having a sandwich...  nyums!!
but my sandwich is not just like any sandwich ... all those triangle sandwiches? hmmph... don't want!

my sandwich has to look like this... (at least!)

sun moulin bakery has got loads of nice sandwiches. if i work around KLCC, i would definitely go there for my daily dose of sandwich. sigh...

and pattiserie valerie's tuna sandwich? homaigod... enak betul!!

okay, me off to go get my sandwich... SANDWICH!! SANDWICH!!!

anal, i know... :p

Sunday, January 29, 2012

lets play house...

we have yet to buy our very own landed property (very expensive landed properties nowadays!!!).... so right now, we are still stuck living in an apartment. despite the location being somewhere quite hip (i don't quite see it that way actually but the location is kind of convenient come to think of it), i still think that there's something that we could do about this current place of ours.

*mode berangan on*...

you know how you sometimes starts flipping through pages of those ID magazines. like woweee!!!!! best giler okay. i do not want a huge house to begin with. (cause i don't think i'd be able to keep up with the maintenance costs), but i do want a house with a small yard at least. even a patch of green would suffice. (not so small lah okay)... something reasonable. it's more for our son's sake. at least he could kick ball or something outside... my ideal home? a single story semi-detached house. why single story? cause i always like the feel of it. it's like living in a slightly bigger apartment, but with land... if you are familiar with subang jaya, you'd probably know the area SS 17 where they have two-three rows of single storey semi-d's... there was one up for sale not too long ago. i did call the agent and ended lauging hysterically (or perhaps i was sobbing, can't remember) while putting down the phone when i heard that it was selling for rm1.7 million. hahahahahahahahahaha... (madness i know)... i don't have that much money to begin with. i don't even know why i even bothered asking about the house in the first place. ahahahahahahahaha! :p

anyways, we're thinking of doing up the apartment for now, and if ada rezeki... of course i've got to get a really good contractor who won't charge me exorbitant prices to begin with. and a good ID person who would also understand that there's a limit to our budget. that aside, i've started googling images of practically every nook and cranny of our unit. do note that i'm just going through a fantasy phase here. and the renovation might not even happen. but a girl gotta dream sometimes yes? But i swear to god that I will cease my travels and bag shopping if I do get to renovate the apartment or if we actually do buy a house soon because it would be an absolutely exciting project to work on. and yes, if i'm willing to sacrifice those two most crucial items off my list, i must be dead serious... oh, and just to make it clear... ALL PICS WERE GOOGLED...

1) The Living Area

2) Dining area

3) Work / Study Area

4) Master bedroom (hubba hubba!) :D

5) Walk-in closet (of course it has to resemble Carrie's from SATC!!)

6) Master Bathroom

7) Ian's bedroom

8) Kitchen

9) Bathroom 2

10) Bathroom 3

11) Guest bedroom

homaigod, even looking back at all these pics make me swoon!!! Ya Allah, moga Kau murahkan rezeki ku dan keluarga ku selalu... Insya Allah, Amin... :)

(think i should show this blog post to hubby, just to make his BP go sky high)... muahahahahaha!!

when the world's still asleep

i'm up and blogging...

i've problems with sleep actually. it has been many years since i last get a really good night sleep. and i can still remember where i actually got the rest i needed. it was at holiday inn ferringhi (penang), circa 2009 where i slept like a baby. no amount of holidays after that could measure up to that amount of sleep i had since that day.

obviously, i envy those who can sleep throughout like nobody's business...

ok, ian was definitely pretending to sleep in this pic. no one i know ever sleep with that look on his/her face... :p
but really, i do have some issues with sleep. i would fall asleep the moment my head touches the pillow (that would be around 11ish) and woke up at 4... and i'd started blinking, or staring into space... it's too early to perform suboh prayers, so i'd go checking my bb emails and facebook (yes, that's why you sometimes get random early hours comments from 'moi')... sorry bout that though. hehehe...

maybe i should do solat tahajjud / solat sunat. maybe the Almighty is telling me that the daily five prayers isn't enough and that I should do more? Wallahu Alam...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

read read till your eyes bleed (not literally)

as much as i love handbags, i'd have to admit that i love reading more. i can't go anywhere without a book. once upon a time, when i was younger, more foolish and naive... i would go to the salon to get my hair washed and styled, and a good book to boot. it was the loveliest, most relaxing feeling in the world.

i don't have to go to the salon anymore. (well, maybe soon). but oh, would you know any good / decent saloons out there that would cater to hijab wearing women? i used to head over to a cut above but am not too sure if they do have a special section or a cordoned off area for hijab wearing women. gotta check.

anyways, back to reading. my sis and i grew up reading lots of enid blyton's books. we actually amassed a huge collection over the years and looking back, i think books were the greatest form of escapism for me then. i love all adventure books writter by ms. blyton (yes yes, she's female mind you). i can't remember the name now but there was this particular book which i would read over and over again. it was about a 3 siblings and their neighbour (can't remember it now) who decided to run and live on an island. oh the adventures!! it was lovely.

i used to like naughthy amelia jane too. and the fantastic four, the magic faraway tree, the flying chair (or something like that), the three golliwogs, malory towers... the list goes on and on!! i really have to thank enid blyton for all the books she wrote because it taught me alot of things. not to mention a love for reading and now, writing. of course as i grew i developed a liking for other authors like road dahl, john grisham, sophie kinsella, sue townsend (you've got to read the adrian mole series, hilarious!!), jodi picault, harlen coben dan brown and many many more...

i hope ian will grow up with a love for reading as i did. it's a precious hobby, and one that i know i would love forever...

books... i love books!!!

*sigh* :)

credit pic - booksandpublishing.com

Friday, January 27, 2012


credit pic - chess.com

hooray!!! my blog finally crosses its 1000th mark!!!!! *lompat katak and lompat bintang*

thank you gorgeous readers out there for your support... love you peeps loads!!!! *mmuah mmuah hugs hugs!!*


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

wordless wednesday 4

credit pic - glee.wikia.com

he made my tuesday nights all worthy now... :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

lazy tuesday

it's quite rare seeing hubby bringing work home... LOL...

Tangan X tanda protest

although it's pretty normal to see our son doing his homework over the weekends or while on his school break...

may you become an oxford scholar one day, insya Allah! :)
I decided that i need to do something too, although it won't be work related (cause i'm efficient like that)... :p so i decided to perv over these two instead...

fendi tri-colour chameleon - pic credit, the bag hag diaries

fendi peekaboo - credit pic, vanity fair.com

i'm contemplating now... :)

Monday, January 23, 2012


i need a book to read. i really do. i love to read and a week without a good book to read is like a drug addict going cold turkey...

in dire need to read and tomorrow, i will make it a point to head over to borders to get myself this book;

credit pic - nvmckenzie.blogspot.com

i've been reading reviews about this book, especially because it was deemed as being controversial. i doubt it is. maybe it's how those in the west would perceive that the asian way for raising a child's upbringing is likened to being very harsh and cruel.

it would make an interesting read this book. and i feel like i may be able to relate to it quite well too. i was brought up in a strict environment. i didn't feel opressed though. i think i grow up being stoic instead. my parents, like all other parents have extremely high expectations on me and my sis. truth be told, my (elder) sis is the easier one to raise whereas i was every other parents' nightmare, thought not to the extreme. but yes, i did have my share of 'i-just-don't-know-what-to-do-with-you' moments with my parents. they could have easily have given up on me I think but they persevered. LOL...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

gong xi fa chai

i can't sleep!

it's like i'm on blogging high...

so i'm taking this opportunity to wish friends and readers celebrating...

credit pic - depositphotos.com


do go easy on the oranges. but if you have extra angpows (filled ones please!) to give away I would be more than happy to accept. :p

enjoy the break y'all!!

ain't no mountain high enough

to be exact, it's just a hill... but not just any hill, it's broga hill... heh heh...

told myself that i should be a bit more outdoorsy this year. i used to be one back during my school days. i enjoyed camping, trekking, cycling... the sorts. somewhere along the way (think it was in uni) that i stopped doing all this and spent more time indoors. i mean, workout for me was malling (you go to a mall... walk past stores a couple of times, meals aside)... gah! what the heck happened?

but i decided that i wanted to be the old me this time around. and so happened my sis in law and her hubby asked if i wanted to go up broga which i quickly agreed. i mean, broga... i figured it was just a long track up the hill... you know, just a casual walk where you can just talk and talk and eventually reach the top...

so we left the house around 4.15... all geared up for this trip. got slightly lost on the way but reached there around 5-ish (which means we didn't get lost long).... it was still dark (like very dark) but we were lucky that there's a stall selling torchlights. i mean, you do need one to begin with. so i got myself a lovely rm10 mini torchlight in flourescent green. and in my backpack i had a litre of bottled water with me. and a snicker bar tucked somewhere. okay, i'm all good to go now... ho yeah!!! :D oh, and there was a sign saying bukit broga, 1.7km... ceh... big deal... :p

after 5 minutes i was already out of breath and panting like a dog. i mean it literally. i could practically here my breathing and the fact that the surroundings were so quiet seems to elevate my breathings even louder. i blame all the good food i ate all these years. i blamed my ignorance for not taking care of myself... malling??!! pah... no amount of malling could save you for this trip. i felt like calling it off when i'm not even halfway up!!!!!

but i have to thank both my sibling in laws for their patience and motivation. hehehehe! they kept telling me that we weren't far off from the peak now (and it's only the first peak)... of course i knew it was all lies... they simply couldn't leave me (aww i'm touched)!!! but i also told myself that there's no way i can't make this climb. i mean, there are just so many out there who have been up broga. surely i can too? so i pushed myself to climb. and i did. and i made it to the top... hooray!!!! :D

more pics are with my sis law's... of course when we got up, the scenery was simply breathtaking. the huffing and puffing were all worth it... i mean, this is only broga and it's already so beautiful. we managed to catch the sunrise and it was lovely.  i cannot imagine what the scenery would be like on top of other mountains/hills... must be incredibly brilliant. Subhanallah.... of course from the first peak we trekked to the second peak. didn't make it to the third peak cause the climb looks way too steep.

we made our way down sometime around 9. the walk down was shorter but more challeging as it got quite slippery. and now that it's daytime we actually got to see how challenging the climb was after all. whoa, i felt like patting myself on the back now.

i think i should do this more often. i need to get myself all fit and able again. i mean, mount kinabalu is next on my list (pergh, tak sedar diri)... but really, after a night of very solid sleep and waking up to muscle aches, i just feel like making another trip to broga again!!! it's official, i am now a mountain addict. :D

Saturday, January 14, 2012

What makes a good marriage?


I have a very shaky belief in today's marriage institution. I've been meaning to blog about this but it kept slipping my mind till I came across an article about the fundamentals that makes a good marriage.

Fundamentals of a happy marriage
by Shahina Siddiqui

Faith: The most basic and essential attribute of a Muslim marriage is the common faith that binds the couple.
Since Islam is a way of life and not just a religion confined to weekly worship it becomes an integral part of a Muslim's life. The frame of reference shared by the couple eases communication and sharing of values which is not possible in an interfaith marriage. It is highly recommended that faith play an important role in the developing a loving relationship.

For example, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, that when a husband feeds his wife, he gets a reward for this act and Allah increases the bond of love between them. So when we love each other for the sake of Allah WE ACTUALLY INCREASE OUR FAITH.

Forgiving: When the Prophet Muhammad asked his Companions ‘do you wish that Allah should forgive you' they said, of course O Prophet of Allah. He responded, ‘then forgive each other'.

One of the main components of a happy marriage is that the spouses are able to forgive, that they do not hold grudges or act judgmental towards each other. It is expected that when we live with someone, situations may arise when we end up saying or doing things that hurt our spouses. The challenge is not to dwell on it or lay blame but to move past it. This can only happen if we are not too proud to ask for forgiveness and we are not stingy to forgive.

If we expect Allah to forgive us than we must learn to forgive.

Forget: When we constantly remind our spouses of all the times they let us down or hurt us we have not truly forgiven. Things that happened in the past must be left there and not be used as fresh ammunition in new situations. Couples who use this technique usually fall in a rut and become victims of their own pettiness, unable to break free.

Forbearance: Sabr (patience) is the most useful tool to have in managing a healthy lifestyle. Being patient and forbearing puts us in a proactive frame of mind it brings us closer to Allah through Tawakul and reliance .We develop an inner mechanism that empowers us to handle life's difficult moments. As Allah states in Surah al-Asr: "Surely by time humans are at loss, except those who believe and do righteous deeds and counsel each other to the truth and counsel each other to Sabr' (Quran, chapter 103).

Flexible: Many couples unnecessarily make themselves miserable because they are unwilling to bend a little.
We should not expect our spouses to be our extensions. They are their own selves with personalities, likes and dislikes. We must respect their right to be them selves as long as it does not compromise their Deen (religion). Being inflexible and not accommodating for individual differences leads to a very stressful and tense home atmosphere.

Friendship: This aspect of marriage has three components.
First is to develop a friendship with our spouses.The relationship based on friendship is more able to withstand outside pressures.

We honor, trust, respect, accept and care for our friends, in spite of our differences. These are the aspects of friendship we should bring to our marriages.

Unfortunately the only aspect that people think of bringing to their marriage which is highly inappropriate is the buddy scenario. Shariah (Islamic law) has placed the husband in a leadership role within a family. This requires a certain decorum, which cannot be maintained if the spouses consider each other as pals.

This should not be taken to mean that husband is a dictator but a shepherd who is responsible for and to his flock. This is a position of grave responsibility and places an enormous burden on the husband. Further more the children need to see their parents as friends but not as pals as this encourages disrespect.

Friendly: Second aspect of friendship is to have friendly relations with in-laws. When couples compete as to whose parents are more important it becomes a constant source of grief. Much valuable time is wasted trying to convince, one another of whose parents are most desirable. It is better if we accept, that our spouses will not overnight fall in love with our parents just because we want them to. As long as they maintain friendly relations that are cordial and based on mutual respect we should not force the issue.

Friends: The third aspect of friendship is our circle of friends. It is okay to have individual friends of the same gender but couples must also make effort to have family friends so that they can socialize together. If there is friction being caused by a certain friendship it must not be pursued at the expense of the marriage. Prophet Muhammad advised us to choose God fearing people as friends since we tend to follow their way. Friends should be a source of joy and not mischief.

Fun: Couples that do not laugh together have to work on sharing some fun times. The Prophet was known to play with his wives. A simple walk in the park can add much spark to the relationship. Taking up a sport together or watching clean funny movies is another way of sharing a laugh.

Faithful: It is commanded by Allah that we be faithful to our spouses. Adultery is a capital crime in Islam that is punishable by death. However there are various forms of unfaithful behavior prevalent among some Muslims.

The most common form is maintaining friendships with the opposite sex over the boundaries set by Islam, and the misgivings of the spouse. The latest trend of Internet relationships is also contrary to Islamic Adab (etiquette) and is causing serious problems between couples. Once a sense of betrayal sets in, repairing that relationship is difficult. Another form of not being faithful is when couples betray confidences. This is a trust issue and one when compromised eats away at the heart of a marriage.

Fair: Usually when we are angry or displeased the tendency is to not play fair. We try to convince ourselves that since we have been wronged it is okay to be unjust in our behavior and our statements. Allah states in the Quran do not be unjust under any circumstances, even if they be your enemy, and here we are talking about our life partners and the parent of our children. To use words such as "never" and "always" when describing the behavior of the partner is unfair and puts the other on the defensive.

Finance: One of the most common points of contention in marriages is money. Experts tell us that 80 percent of marital conflicts are about money.

It is therefore highly recommended that the couple put serious time and effort in developing a financial management plan that is mutually agreeable and is reviewed every six months or so. Preparing a budget together is also a helpful and wise way to handling household finances. It should be remembered that the wife's money in Islam is hers to do with as she pleases and therefore should not be considered family income unless she chooses to contribute it to the family.

Family: Parenting can be a stressful experience if the parents are not well informed. This in turn can put extra pressure on the marriage.

Sometimes couples are naive about the changes that come in the lifestyle. This can cause in some cases depression and in some resentment and misunderstandings. One golden rule that must always be the guide is; that family comes first.

Whenever there is evidence that the family is not happy or not our first priority it is time to assemble at the kitchen table and discuss with open hearts and mind. Couples who have elderly parents have an added responsibility to take care of them. This can also be very stressful if the couple is not prepared.

A care plan must be worked out with respective siblings and parents as to who will be the primary care giver and what type of support network they will have. In case of mental incompetence a power of attorney must be in place. The making of a will is most essential .

Feelings: Prophet Muhammad \stated that Allah forgives all sins if we repent but not those we have committed against others i.e. hurt their feelings unless the person we have hurt forgives first.

Couples are sometimes very careless when it comes to their spouse's feelings, they take them for granted and assume that the other knows what they mean. It is surprising that people are more sensitive and courteous to strangers than they are to their loved ones. One must be ever vigilant and careful that they do not hurt the feelings of their spouses and if they invariably do, they should apologize as soon as possible. Since one does not know when someone they love will leave this world, is it not better to make amends when we have the time?

Freedom: Marriage in Islam is a partnership and not bondage or slavery. To consider the wife one's property is alien to Islamic concept of husband and wife role. The team spirit is enhanced and not curtailed when members of the team are free to be themselves. Freedom in the common western since is to be free to do as one pleases or to be selfish. On the contrary, to allow freedom to one's spouse is to be considerate of their needs and to recognize their limitations.

Flirtation: A sure way to keep romance in marriage is to flirt with your spouse. Many successful marriages have maintained a youthful demeanor in their marriages by adopting special names for each other and secret communication styles.

Frank: Misunderstandings happen when couples are not honest with each other. Marital relationship is where the partners must feel safe to speak their mind with due consideration to the other's feeling, without compromising their own views. When the communication is not frank it hinders in the development of closeness and deep understanding of each other's inner self.

Facilitator: When choosing our life partner, we must, as the Prophet advised, look for a pious Muslim. The reason is that their first and foremost goal is the pleasure of Allah. This commitment to Allah makes them an excellent facilitator for enhancing their partner's spiritual development. In essence, the couple facilitates their family's commitment to Allah and His Deen.

Flattering: Paying compliments and indulging in honest flattery is a very inexpensive way to win your spouse's heart. Everyone likes to be appreciated and noticed. So being stingy about compliments is actually depriving oneself of being appreciated in return.

Fulfilling: To be all one can be to one's spouse is a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. To be in love means to give one's all. The heart does not put conditions or make stipulations. It gives without expecting anything in return, but such selfless giving is always rewarded tenfold.

Fallible: It often happens that our expectations sometimes are so high that we lose focus of the fact that we are fallible beings. When couples start to nitpick and demand the impossible they must remind themselves that only Allah is perfect.

Fondness: So many times couples fail to work on developing fondness for each other by [failing] to see their spouses as people through the eyes of their respective friends. Spending quality time alone doing and sharing activities are ways in which one can develop fondness.

Future: Smart couples plan for their future together. They work on their financial and retirement plans, make wills and discuss these plans with their children. This provides peace of mind and secures the relationship.

It's a good read, though I've yet to assess my marriage, the pointers given will surely help to ensure that our marriage is always on the correct path, insya Allah.

To those gorgeous women out there who are planning to tie the knot soon, you will need to know that there are alot of factors to be considered before you actually decide to accept that marriage proposal. as human beings, it is not uncommon for us to chose love above everything else. I did the same too. But along the way, you will also realised that there are many more things vital that you need to Insya Allah provide you with the happiness that you hope and strive to have. Do not just marry a person because he happens to be the handsomest / most beautiful man/woman you ever met, do not marry because you feel it's entirely true love because those two won't work.

Love plays a part yes, but to live just on love alone? you will never be able to survive even 3 months of your marriage life. it will be very shortlived. when finding a man, find someone who is able to offer you that stability. someone whom you know you could always rely on and guide you to become a better person. find a man who won't have to constantly worry about because you feel that he is unreliable. find a man who is independent so that you know he would be able to take care of your children, Insya Allah. if your future husband have all these qualities, Alhamdulillah!! you've scored yourself a throphy husband and one whom you should not be letting go. :D

Now, i need to go teach my husband how to switch on the gas. *slaps forehead*

Thursday, January 12, 2012

who took the cookie from the cookie jar!

it has been quite some time since i last baked... and at times like this, when i'm feeling all hungry, i suddenly longed for this... lots and lots of this...

credit pic - http://www.imageofnet/.

oh to eat plateful of choc chips cookies and wash it down with a tall glass of milk after... that's what life is all about... *BLISS* :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

happy birthday!!!

credit pic - happybirthdaywishes.co.in

Wishing my sis and bro in law a very happy 35th birthday today!!! yes, they both share the same birth dates. sweet innit! :)

May Allah S.W.T (His most gracious and merciful) bless you both with a happy and meaningful life always. Amin...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

in need of good sun, seas and sand...

prior to the new year, hubby and I decided that instead of doing the routined trip to singapore. we should instead opt for a good holiday by the beach. it's a much needed holiday and we feel that doses of sunshine (please do remember to put on your sunblock or wear the largest hat you could find) would get us well rested. and we decided to do pangkor. i don't know why but the very thought of stopping by lumut and go fish satay and cuttlefish shopping just seems so appealing.


the plan didn't come true. well, what do you expect when it was a school holiday after all!!! *pulls hair, eh pulls hijab* it was either the hotels we wanted were all fully booked, or the rates were just too expensive.

but madam here isn't one to give up. not when she has her heart and mind set on them sotong bakar!!! and knowing that the cny break is coming soon, she decided to make another round of hotel booking, just in case. yet she fails again...


Oh!!!! but we malaysians are blessed with public holidays. so i decided to try booking for the thaipusam week and hooray!! there's actually availability for the dates we are looking at. yippidieyayea!!!

it's not too long now, ample time to start looking and getting myself a scuba-like swimming suit. (i now don the hijab remember... nak mampus jalan2 in two piece) not that i would be able to carry off the look to begin with *shudders* :p

happy happy joy joy!!

credit pic - wallpapers.free-review.net

Saturday, January 7, 2012

mila kunis for dior

credit pic - lifestyle.msn.com
she looks amazing. and to be the face of DIOR...awesome!!  i don't know.. i have yet to get myself a panarea. but what i like most about DIOR is for its simplicity yet elegant design. and it is so much more affordable than chanel. seems like chanel's a bit overrated these days. everyone wants one. including me. although mine's only a small paris biarritz and perhaps the cheapest of their bag range. i still love it! :p

anyways, was reading  mia suraya's blog (please do read! she has the cutest lil sister name asna) and she pointed out a few resemblance between mila kunis and marion cotillard. true, they do look alike despite for different ads. maybe DIOR does have a specific look in mind. but my guess would be, french women are meant to look a certain way and when you actually think about it, it's actually quite easy to single out a true french women amidst a sea of other women. french women (from experience) tend to have dark but extremely neat glossy hair, sharp features, and most importantly, they spell chic from top to toe. DIOR's definition of their women are pretty accurate, i must say. i think that's why chanel uses stella tenant... seems logic that way. owh, but stella tenant's british. but she's been made to look quite french for chanel. hehehe!

oh by the way, mia's blog have very lovely pics posted. i wanta camera like hers!! (hope she's reading)... hehehe!

Friday, January 6, 2012

first back to work weekend!


did you miss me?????? i know i missed blogging. i did try to read my blog from the office but the page just doesn't seem to load properly. and i don't think it's a good idea to blog while you are working. not when i'm seated right next to the glass panel. people walking outside are bound to see. silo busting is very much practiced at my new place. it's good you see. cause we don't practice heararchy here. no such thing as i'm-the-boss-so-you-do-the-job kind of thing. of course designations and seniorities are clearly spelt on your business cards. but the whole idea of silo busting is:- every one is just as good as the other person... :)

and the weekends are here!! my first back to work weekend!!

credit pic - tws3d.com

work has been great so far... Alhamdulillah. it's still too early to tell though. I think the couple of months I became SAHM had been good and it was a well deserved break for me. oh, i've got loads to do (already) now but i feel happier this time around and i hope that i will stay happy throughout. Insya Allah.

of course i am also very sure that there will be moments when i will end up like this;

credit pic - readysetgo-thechronicles.blogspot.com


Tuesday, January 3, 2012


 i'm practically ecstatic just thinking about it... and there are moments when I would be smiling from ear to ear just thinking about it.

the most famous avenue in the world...

pic credit - ecardmedia.eu

i can't wait!!!!!!

*lompat bintang*

Monday, January 2, 2012

back to work and back to school!

ian's going back to school tomorrow. sigh, he's hitting 5 in june and I sometimes cringed at the thought of him growing up way too fast. time to (seriously) start thinking of having a second one now. :)

And me? well... lets just say that it's going to be a brand new day for me too. going back to work after months of staying idle at home ane enjoying all the domestic benefits that only one could have. it's a new workplace. new JD, new friends to make, new direct reports. But Alhamdulillah, it's closer to home, working hours are quite flexi (I can come it at whatever time I want as long as I deliver), no dresscode (I can wear jeans to work... yay!) and I'd be doing something which I really like. And yes, it's a permanent position too! enough with being on contracts... i'm done sitting and reviewing my package and salary year after year. :)

May I get the full blessings of Allah SWT (exalted is He) in my daily life. And may I make loads of money to save, shop and travel! :D

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012... bring it on!!

happy new year peeps!!!

how did you spend yours? ours were spent at home. Ian was already asleep and we were never one to go out and celebrate anyways. so we decided to just stay indoors and watch this...

pic credit - veryaware.com
  And ate this...

pic credit - offerstation.com

 And of course, a very close up view of the fireworks since our bedroom faces the sunway lagoon... :)

Wishing you folks a good year ahead! let bygones be bygones and just enjoy the new journey coming up ahead!