Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday's Menu was....

Saturday 29/12/2008

The “fastest going” cake in my house is the chocolate cake. Since I have to work ½ day last Saturday (sucks!), I didn’t cook for lunch as we were also invited to a kenduri kesyukuran. We were expecting a guest on Saturday evening, so I started to bake the chocolate cake which was named DEVIL’s FOOD CAKE in the recipe at around 4 pm.

Image failed terribly as I used the hp camera (a cheapo one!)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

9 ounce bittersweet chocolate
1 cup heavy whipped cream (bring to boil)

Pour the hot whipped cream to the chopped chocolate. Mix until smooth...!

At 5.30 pm I started to prepare dinner. Just simple beef curry, mix vegetables and fried chicken. Glad everybody enjoyed it.

My kids were snacking on the cake and said “Ma, nanti buat lagi kek ni, sedap!”

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mind your thoughts!!

I have read many articles about mind power. In one article from the NST on Thoughts Heal You, Kill You most cancer patients would have had traumatic experiences, six to 18 months before the onset. When your mind doesn’t want to be better, your body releases enzymes that make that thought a reality. It also says that when you adopt a positive attitude you find that everything is possible. Whatever you put in your mind and believe it is going to happen will happen!!

In my case, negative thoughts come first in every situation. Maybe I was born with it. The effect of negative thinking really stresses you out and this may cause illness. That is so true. I have experienced this. My body started to weaken. I had no strength or mood, so to speak, to go on just for that day. All I wanted to do was to lie in bed, and just dwell on whatever it was in my mind…I really hated being in that situation but it’s not easy to control our mind as it’s not easy to forget the traumatic experience. I talked to friends and even opt for online counseling. And of course as a Muslim, I turned to Allah SWT…I really did. I think one of the positive things that came out of it is, I performed the solat hajat, tahajud more often. Gradually, I gain back my “strength”. And I realized that I’m not strong as I thought I was. I’m just human with flaws and weaknesses. However, through that experience, I became more sensitive and wary. All these while I was so confident that it will never happen to me. Well, I was wrong.

So, I’m learning to stay positive and think positive things. Every negative thought that comes across my mind, I just push it away. I replace it with happy thoughts. It can be overwhelming sometimes as I’ve been mostly negative all my life…Hey, good things happen from one bad experience…I can live with that, can’t I? (see, now I’m beginning to think positive!)

Think Positive, Dear...Think Positive....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Legends of the Fall

In my profile, I put Legends of the Fall as my favourite movie...I love everything about it...the storyline, the actors and actresses, the scenes...I've watched it over and over again since 1994. It was the first movie I watched when I was in the USA. (It's nostalgic, at the same time...hehe... Even my husband likes it..he rarely watch a movie twice!haha..I guess he's kinda soft hearted type of guy, huh?)

Brad Pitt as Tristen

I recommend it to those with hearts like'll surely melt (especially with Brad Pitt as Tristen)..It's a movie worth watching...well, at least to me, it is....

Julia Ormon as Suzannah

Why do married men/women flirt?

I chose this topic upon request; and I find it quite interesting.

Not only married men flirt, married women are commonly doing it nowadays. I just don’t understand. Can flirting solve the marital problems or making them worst than ever? Or are they just doing it for fun? Do it for fun or whatever...just don't jeopardize your marriage..

Men with ego bigger than the Boeing 747 will never admit their mistakes, they will twist their words and makes it look as if it’s the wifey’s fault....Hello! (knock!knock!)...Admitting your mistakes, won’t kill (yeah, will only kill your ego, but that’s just about it!)...

Remember the song by Rihanna...”Take A Bow”? I like the verse:

Don’t tell me you’re sorry cause you’re not
And baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught....

If you’re lucky, he’ll say “I’m sorry”..., but I think deep inside he’s just sorry that he just couldn’t continue flirting..! (correct me if I’m wrong)!!

An article from

Why Married Men Flirt

Flirting is a often viewed as a way to meet potential mates. An overly flirtatious husband can cause several types of marriage problems. Often, the wife feels hurt, rejected, and alone.

The most common reasons why married men flirt:

he is having a midlife crisis

he is unhappy with wife

he is not sexually attracted to his wife

he likes the attention other women give him

he is bored with married life

he is insecure about self

it makes him feel better about himself

he needs to validate his attractiveness and sexuality

he thinks flirting is harmless

he is looking to have an affair

it is exciting

to meet emotional needs such as feeling liked, being popular, or being thought of as funny, entertaining, attractive, or sexy

as a passive-aggressive way of getting even with the wife. He may have felt rejected sexually and emotionally, so the flirting can be a message to the partner to shape up or risk losing the marriage

an attempt to get the wife's attention

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I should have.........

Someone really got on my nerves at work today. But what did I do??? Nothing!!!....Arggghh...!!!This has always been my problem....I got home feeling sorry for myself...

These words have been playing again and again in my head since afternoon..

"why didn't I say something, why didn't I just spit it out, get it all out of my chest...???!!!!"

I don't know..really...I don't have the answer. I just sat there and hear this person mumbling to herself (she was mad at me)...and I just kept quiet. Hello! She has been on my nerves from day one and the comments I get from almost everyone who deals with her at work....make me realize that she is not an easy person to work with...Remember my article about the annoying co-worker?? Well, her attitude really dampened my mood today.....and finally she came to me and act as if nothing had happened....and me? As a soft-hearted (tak kena tempat, sometimes) person...I cooled down inside.

I wish I could have just told her off just now...If she thinks she has a "bad-mouth" (she admits it!)..well wait till she sees me "explode" one of these days...when? I don't know...Am I being too nice? Hmm...

I get stunned when somebody is rude to me! I just couldn't act back at that particular moment! But afterwards, on my way back home or when I'm alone....I'll fight back by screaming inside and tell myself again and again "I should have said this, I should have done that..."!!!!

What is wrong with me???...or NOTHING IS WRONG with me...???(huh?)

"Patience is the best virtue"
"Sabar adalah separuh daripada iman"

But one day...I'm gonna fight ... fine ... day!!

BTW....I've done things that make me regret later on too ...such as ...... naming my blog "mrsvogue"...haha...(what on earth was I thinking???)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Love Our Parents, Let them Rest.......

A file picture.....

I saw this lady (in her late 50s or early 60s) at a store last week. She was with 3 little children. One of them, a boy, around 5 years old was running around the store like nobody’s business. I guess that lady was babysitting her grandchildren. She didn’t even bother to stop the boy from running around, she was tired, obviously. The other two, were girls aged between 2 and 4 (I think).

I wonder why some people let their elderly parents babysit? Haven’t we ‘burdened’ them enough? I hope I will be resting, able to attend religious classes, recite the Al-Quran and do what ever is necessary to make up with whatever I left behind in my younger days. With all the hectic, mind and body challenging younger years, I need a rest and a piece of mind at that stage of life.

I do hope my children are considerate enough not to let me babysit their children. Of course I will say “yes”, if they ask me “mom, can you babysit my child?” Any mother would say “yes” to her child’s request. Mothers - for their children…they will do anything....

However, as adult we should let them rest...they have worked hard for us for many, many years. Find other options, these are our children…if we are ready to bring them into the world, we must be ready to carry out our responsibilities…finding a good babysitter is one of them!

I know it’s hard to trust someone to take good care of our children…but this is one of the ‘challenges’ of a working mom. We have to face it but please, let our parents rest....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunday's Recipe

My children love cake. So, when I found this simple carrot cake recipe in the net, I just have to try it for dessert!

Sunday's Menu (23rd November 2008):

Nasi Tomato and Ayam Masak Merah + Acar Mentah (my version) for lunch.

The carrot cake turned out great! The only thing missing was the I substitute it with the ever-in-the-fridge mix fruit (usually used for making fruit cake).

I alter a little bit of this recipe that is the amount of baking powder and baking soda: 1 teaspoon each instead of 2 (original recipe). Just make sure that the carrot is coarsely grated. I used the traditional grater but if you have a food processor, it's even better.

Don't have cinnamon powder? Simple! Just crush the cinnamon stick in the "lesung batu"..then blend the particles (using dry blender)....Taraaaaa....done!!

And for the topping : Since I don't have any cream cheese, I decided not to follow the recipe for topping as in the recipe below. Instead, I make this simple whipped cream topping:

1 cup Whipped Cream (beat until fluffy)
Then add 2 tablespoons of sugar (continue beating until fluffy)

.....minus the topping....


4 eggs
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans


1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Haqimi enjoying the carrot cake!

"Want some?"

When my husband and children said "Sedap...!!!" .

Next week's dessert: Plan to bake an orange cake! (if time and mood permit..ehemm!)

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's The Month of Haj

Let's pray that all pilgrims from around the world are safe, healthy and strong to face the ultimate test from Allah SWT in their hopes to obtain Haji Mabrur. It's not going to be easy ..only iman and takwa will get you through this "challenging" moment.

To my Pak Cu and Acu of Ipoh, Perak who will be leaving Malaysia to Jeddah on Sunday 23rd November 2008, you will always be in our prayers. Insyaallah, great people like both of you will be in Allah's Guidance and Protection always.

Congratulations, you've been chosen as guests to this holy place, a special invitation from Allah SWT..

Insyallah, we'll meet again.


INFO: Tanda mendapat haji mabrur menurut ulama:

Ternampak perubahan pada sikap, wajah, akhlak dan cara hidup.

Amal ibadah bertambah baik dan tidak cuai melakukannya berbanding sebelumnya.

Sifat jahat dan keji seperti tamak, hasad, dengki, riak, takbur, bakhil, angkuh, membazir, boros dan sebagainya terus ditinggalkan.

Menjadi seorang yang berakhlak baik seperti bertawaduk, merendah diri, tolong menolong, dermawan, bercakap benar, amanah, jujur, bersedekah dan akhlak terpuji.

Ibadah haji memberi kesan positif terhadap sikap dan tingkah laku dari segi perjuangan, kegigihan, keadilan dan sebagainya.

Selalu mengerjakan ibadah puasa dan puasa sunnah dan ibadah lain.

Seseorang pernah berzina, minum arak dan sebagainya terus meninggalkannya sama ada dosa kecil dan dosa besar.

Kalau dulu dia sering mendedahkan aurat tetapi kini dia terus menutup auratnya sebagaimana dituntut oleh ajaran agama.

Seseorang yang baik akan bertambah baik lagi dalam urusan hidup seharian.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Get Your Act Right!!!!!

Some adults can act worst than children. In some cases, well-educated people with good religious background can even do things that are unexpected.

I have ‘seen’ emails, chats from so-called ‘educated’ people….which I can say….unbelievably embarrassing! I said to myself “And these are the people who are supposed to be the role model to our children. These are the human beings sent by the government overseas or local universities, to be educated and give back to the community”…

NOT ALL are acting this way, only a few are tarnishing their own reputations.

Yes, I agree …they are just human. However, these people should think far better than most of us. They should live up to their standards. We look up to lecturers, for instance. And when they write such mails, emails or chats, they are putting themselves at par with the immoral group of people.

Why am I babbling? Just to make a note: I don’t care how highly educated a person is, how well she/he can speak English or Arabic OR how religious she thinks she is …..…but if this person puts herself in a disgraceful manner and feels no remorse about it whatsoever, SHE is nothing to me!!!

I have accidently read cybersex chat IMs, also witnessed infidelity, met selfish-un-afraid of Allah’s punishment (nauzubillah) human beings...well, these so-called highly educated people are actually just adding numbers to the population! Nothing else....

Am I expecting too much from them? Of course, I am! Not everyone is lucky enough to be highly educated and highly talented! So, better get your act right!

So, I’m grateful of being me! An ordinary girl next door who at least has her dignity…and proud of it! (Alhamdulillah and May Allah guide me and my love ones through this journey of life..Aminnnn)


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Welcoming 2009

Wow, next year (May) I will be 41! (just can’t believe how time flies…!)

Let me see…hmm…what have I went through in my life journey since 1968..(don’t worry, it’s NOT gonna be a novel..!)

It’s more like “I will now tell you about myself”…(whether u like or not..haha!)

Born in Ipoh Chinese Maternity Hospital in May 1968. Resided at Greentown, Ipoh (Greentown is now a business center in Ipoh. The whole housing area has been demolished...My house, I think is somewhere at the tapak of Greentown Mall!) Then, move to Taman Meru, Jelapang, Ipoh (my mom is still there)..Yes, nearby the accident prone area of Jelapang Toll. Now the toll plaza has already been relocated, but accidents still happen..…Again, don’t blame on the toll plaza…blame it on the ever-rushing Malaysian drivers!

Went to Ipoh Main Convent School from Kindergarten till Form Five! (After that went to St Michael’s Institution for Form 6, which I stayed only for 1 month!)

Then off to ITM Jln Othman, Petaling Jaya (famoused for aweks cun)…Well, I’m definitely NOT one of them (uhuk!).

My first job was at UMW Toyota, Petaling Jaya. Also worked at BP Oil Menara Maybank and Perak Hanjoong Simen (Perak).

In 1994 followed husband to Columbus OHIO. Had a great time there! I just loved it! Worked as part time Teaching Asstistant at Ohio State University (OSU) Child Care Center, F&B Asst at OSU Hotel & Convention Center.(Cannot work full time – had a 3 year old and a new born baby to take care!)

Came back 1997 became full-time housewife and a year later moved to Batu Pahat, Johor where my husband continued his Masters Degree at UTM’s Branch .

2000 Moved to Pasir Gudang, Johor where hubby teaches at Politeknik JB @ Pasir Gudang, Johor.

2001 I started working with Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (formerly known as MSE) and became a permanent staff in 2005.

I am so blessed to be able to meet, work with different people from various countries inside and outside Malaysia. I learn a lot through my lifetime, priceless experience.

Hmm…I have no complaint…(I'd be lying if I say I'm 100% satisfied with my life)..but I will take one day at a time, appreciate every breath I take and loving every minute and everyone who is important to me!


Emotional Affairs!!!

With all the latest technologies around us today ie the internet and sms...emotional affairs or infidelity happens everyday. So, use the thing in your head when using the net like YM etc...

Blame it on yourself if you let this happen to you! YOU just don't know how to use these technologies wisely...(membazir karrennnn jer!!!)

The following behavioral signs are the top 10 signs of emotional infidelity.

If any of these ring a bell in regards to your relationship, perhaps you are not as close to your partner as you should be:

You have little or no sex.

Partner is always too busy or tired.

You have petty arguments.

You feel like you don’t have anything in common any more.

One of you is no longer attracted to the other.

Partner spends unusually long periods of time on cell phone or computer.

Partner suddenly becomes hypercritical about your appearance.

Partner becomes secretive or defensive when questioned about their behavior.

Partner loses interest in relationship or family activities.

Partner stays on computer very late at night after you have retired.

Partner secures their computer in a locked area or with passwords you don’t have access to.

So, gals! Be on a look out!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A True Friend?

I don’t have many friends. Well, I don’t think I need many friends; all I need is a true friend.

Do you really know who your true friend is? To me a true friend :

  1. Goes all out to help you in any way they can.

  2. Is on your side no matter what!
  3. Keeps your secret, and keeps it really well!

  4. Symphatised with you and congratulate you, sincerely.

  5. Is never jealous of your achievements. Envy, yes…but not jealousy.

  6. From every now and then, will ask “how are you” or “why are so quiet lately”?

  7. Shares with you their good and bad news (this means that you are special to them!)

  8. Never judge you in just one passing incident!

  9. Knows you well even though you act like a #($*#*&*!!, sometimes!

  10. “What you see is what you get”…now, that’s a true friend…!

Did I miss anything else??

"The" Song

Everytime I hear Rossa's Ayat-Ayat Cinta, at that particular moment, it's just me and this song...everything else just freeze!(sigh....)

Ayat- Ayat Cinta by Rossa

Desir pasir di padang tandus

Segersang pemikiran hati
Terkisah ku di antara cinta yang rumit

Bila keyakinanku datang
Kasih bukan sekadar cinta
Pengorbanan cinta yang agung
Ku pertaruhkan

Maafkan bila ku tak sempurna
Cinta ini tak mungkin ku cegah
Ayat-ayat cinta bercerita
Cintaku padamu

Bila bahagia mulai menyentuh
Seakan ku bisa hidup lebih lama
namun harus ku tinggalkan cinta
ketika ku bersujud

Bila keyakinanku datang

Kasih bukan sekedar cinta
Pengorbanan cinta yang agung
Ku pertaruhkan

Back to reff

Ketika ku bersujud

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A "Rare" Weekend

My husband has been very busy with studies, work and all. For the past two weeks he's been busy with presentation papers for UTM(his PhD thesis) and also to be presented at a Seminar in Kuantan. So, he came home 11 pm most nights and didn't get much rest.

So, after all those hard, tiring and mind-draining days ..we decided to have a full weekend just to ourselves – with him around!!!

On Saturday, Haqimi mentioned these three words on Saturday after suboh prayer (he wakes up early everyday!)..”Bah, swimming pool!” And all of us started packing!

We have been members of Hotel Selesa, Pasir Gudang since May 08. So, we take advantage of the sauna, the gym and of course, the swimming pool!!!

7.15 am

Reached Hotel Selesa – Children jumped into the pool. Hubby went into the gym and managed to run 2.5 km on the treadmill. I was in the sauna in the ½ hour and sweating (err..long time no sweat!) Then, it was my turn in the gym and walked/jogged on the treadmill for 1.5 km (yeayyyy)…By this time, my husband was already in the pool with the kids!

10.15 am

Ready to leave Hotel Selesa and head for brunch at a near by restaurant…yummy!

10.45 am

Already at Toyota Johor Jaya to see the launching of the new version of Avanza (err…I didn’t notice any difference accept the colour!)..It’s a man’s thing…! Then we tried the new Toyota! Eat more at the launcing – satay, kuih, drinks, fruits etc.

11.30 am

At a used car just to check it out – of the old version of Innova. Not bad…

12.00 pm

At the SONY shop in Taman Molek. To pick up the video cam that was sent for repair.

12.30 pm

At another Toyota (Plentong) for the launching. Since there are more drinks and games for the children, we stayed longer.

1.15 pm

At another used car in Masai…(My husband just love browsing!)

3.15 pm Sent Khaleeda to Yamaha Music

4.15 pm Picked her up and off to Tesco to shop for sundries.

7.00 pm Reached home – tired but happy!hehehe

SUNDAY - Stayed at home all day

Prepared breakfast - Mee Hoon Goreng

Lunch - Beef Stew, Butter Rice and Mixed Veggies

Baked a Chocolate cake with whipped cream topping (gone in just few minutes!)

Dinner - Add-on Dish - Lala Goreng Bercili

And ... I have to drag myself to work today!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What a reward....!!!!

As promised, Khaleeda received a Compaq laptop from abah (like tukar nama, tukar owner!!). She wanted a thumdrive so, I got her a Toshiba 1Gig. Abah also got her a new canon printer..the purpose is for her to print journals, writings (she's supposed to do some writings too.. )!

Oh, yes...also a pair of shoes for from mummy...AND pre-result gifts (also from abah) - a Canon digital camera bought in KL a month ago and also a SONY MP3.

(Are mummy and abah too much, or whattt...???!!!)

Imagine if she scored 5As??!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What's Next?

So, I asked my daughter whether she would like to stay home and continue her studies at the nearby school or want us to push ourselves to the Education Dept and try to enroll her in a boarding school (which will not be an easy task with her results!) Although I’m reluctant to send her away, but for the sake of her future…I am willing to let go. There are not many good schools around Pasir Gudang area (hmmm....I don’t know any good school in Pasir Gudang!!)…

Tak naklah, nanti tak de siapa nak tolong mummy”..(yeah, right!). But, I have to admit that she helps a lot around the house especially tending to my youngest son, Haqimi, 2. I think her real reason is not about missing the helping part, it’s more about being away from her family. (AND also don't wanna miss her fav. tv shows on Disney..Hannah Montana!!!!).

She missed Haqimi when she attended a one-night stay motivational program 2 months ago! And Haqimi cried his eyes out when he asked “kakak mana?” and she was no where to be found!

Well, I guess she will be staying with us and we'll have to keep an eye on her until she is ready to go out of her little nest and explore life as any adult should. Frankly speaking, I'm not ready to let my baby go, either!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


It was 10.00 am when I arrived at her school today. (Supposedly, parents were invited after 10.00 am for the UPSR results). However, the results came in early...As I was parking my car, I heard the headmaster's voice announcing each student's result. Announcing through the microphone, I think the whole school and taman in that area could hear her!!! "Muhammad Asraf bin...5A, Norish Natasha Johari, 5 A....Muhammad Arif Amirudin, 4A IB and so on". I was looking high and low for my daughter, Khaleeda.

And there she was ..... sitting right by the door at the end of the hall. She was wiping her eyes with her handkerchief...Oooo..Oooohh...I knew it! I walk myself through the sitting crowd and went straight to her..."Macamana?" She looked at me, surprised, and slowly said "4A" with her fingers showing 4! I said "it's okay" (I cannot hide my teary eyes!!).

I was sad to see her frustration. Her best friends, 2 or 3 of them, all scored 5A and she felt left out.

I called her at home just minutes ago and she feels better already..She told me, all her teachers were hugging her before school ended. "I think they were expecting 5As from me"..that was her remark!! I don't know whether to laugh or cry...!

Well, abah promised her something nice from PC FAIR, and RM50 per A from opah...I guess she'll be ok!!!

To my friends who are caring enough to "doa" and congratulate her, I really really appreciate it. My brother, mom and Mak Su who are also happy with her results, thanks....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Read It!

My latest book collection that I bought from Reader’s Digest. I intend to read it however, time never permits!

My husband, who is currently working on lots of presentation papers, will definitely appreciate this book.

Wow! Anyone who’d like to improve on writings and speech should own it.
The book illustrates on grammar, sentence structures, vocabulary and everything you should know in detail!

Hmm..if the author reads my writings, I’m sure he’ll rolled over, and over again on the floor…of frustration!!! Haha…(okay, well…I have to start reading!…)

Why Did I Get Married??

A very interesting article :

In most cases, especially in relationships, you will only get 80% of what you NEED and you will hardly get the other 20% that you WANT in your relationship.

Adultery happens when you start looking for what you don't have.

Because no wife or husband is perfect. Because a spouse will only have 80% of what you're looking for. So adultery takes place when a husband or wife looks for the missing 20%. Let's say your wife is melancholic by nature.

But wait! That's only 20% of what you don't have.

Don't throw away the 80% that you already have!

That's not all. Add to your spouse's 80% the 100% that represents all the years that you have been with each other. The storms you have weathered together. The unforgettable moments of sadness and joy as a couple. The many adjustments you have made to love the other. The wealth of memories that you've accumulated as lovers.

But faithfulness happens when you start thanking God for what you already have.

But I'm not just talking about marriage.

I'm talking about life!

About your jobs.
About your friends.
About your children.
About your lifestyles.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Life’s Treasure….Materially!

I don’t have many expensive things in my cabinet. But there are few items that I really treasure (and it comes with a price tag!)

With my paycheck…I cannot afford many branded items. Luckily, I am not so brand-conscious…I can wear BATA shoes, I can carry around cheap handbags. I wear perfume but would never spend a lot on it…and…the most expensive perfumes I received was from my hubby and from my ex-boss. Both are from Christian Dior.

The most expensive watch I have is Guess – also a gift from my colleagues. (I seldom wear watch, though!)

However I will look for branded cosmetics (since I have sensitive skin) and my tudungs now are from Sri Munawwarah (thanks to my friends, Chek and Sue!!).

I am not bragging or showing-off but just to share some things that I really treasure!

Estee Lauder cosmetics –

Individualist Natural Finish Powder Makeup

Pencil Eye Liner - Black

Lipstick with brush

Wish list: The whole range of make up from EL…(Well, I can dream, can’t I??)

Guess watch

It looks almost like this…(a gift from my colleagues from Talisman Energy)

Pure Poison

I asked the sales girl “How much is this?” She replied “RM333”….errr…I am not spending that much on a perfume!!!Thanks a lot, Paul & Robert (my ex-boss from Talisman Energy!)

And…Tudung Munawwarah…

My Munawwarah collections as of November 2008....

Pictured above are Ina Ali (the owner) and her children in the Maisara collection which I really, really like!!!!

Well, I can pamper and indulge myself, can't I? (wink!)


It’s Monday already and we are approaching year end 08…

What can I say, many things had happened not only to me but to my friends.

Why are things so complicated when we get older? Is it maybe I’m already 40 and trying hard to do things right…you know, like a 40-year old should do? I was thinking of going to Mekah for my umrah……I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately.

I want to see my children grow up as a good Muslim. Hopefully I won’t have to depend on them. I don’t want to be a burden to them or to anyone. I must work hard towards this. Making sure that my children grow up in a wonderful environment...gosh! It's hard. But I have to at least try...ensuring them that I love them no matter what!

One thing for sure, I want to live healthy - physically and mentally! I hope I will survive this madness…

What madness?

Trying hard to satisfy everyone..!

Trying hard to trust!

Trying hard even to live happily !

Syukur pada Allah di atas segala nikmat yg telah dikurniakan…tapi kita manusia tak pernah puas..adaaaa jerr…! Tapi itulah kehidupan…