Saturday, 31 December 2005

MMR injection

We just came back from the clinic for Fawwaz's first year-old injection, finallyyyyyyy (and I thought we are going to delay it for another week :P), after delaying it nearly 2 months.

He was really cool. OK, that's the kind word. Actually, he was emotionless when the kind doctor showed him the syringe and injected him just now. And the doctor muttered Subhanallah for quiet a few times since this is a first time a 1-y.o didn't even cried or showed any expression. She said MMR injection was really painful for a baby.

But we just laughed with his really stoned face. His face was screaming "What happened just now, dude? Huh?"

The doctor keep asking whether he would be alright and I just laughed and said not to worry. I told the doctor he had excess fats stored under his skin.

Friday, 30 December 2005

An e-mail about lost friendship

I do not know where I plucked the courage to write this to my dearest friend yesterday.

I wrote:

I think it is hard to meet you nowadays. Kita ni masih baik lagi ke? Akak nak jumpa pun susah, tak jumpa dah berapa lama agaknya. Anak kak Aini pun dah sampai 2, bet you haven't seen her for years. Sorry for being blunt, it's just that I missed all the fun we had before.

And she replied: tq for the email

What did it mean? I seriously do not know. On the different path that we took, the friendship had lost its magic. The joy of sharing happiness and sorrow. The laughters, the tears. Maybe my friend [or myself] had just let the friendship gone. We may not have the same easiness as before, she had a boyfriend, and I am really happy with her. Seriously. It's just that, I missed the moments that we had together.

I was actually quiet soppy when I mentioned about her. Yes, we have drifted apart. In many ways. I do not know whether we have drifted because of our laziness of not keeping in touch with each other. But I do sometimes wonder, that I have to force my husband to drive to her place just to meet her. She is like a sister to me. She is a sister to me.

I was waiting from morning till late afternoon for her to come to our open house, but there is no sight of her at all.

Is it really hard for us only to meet? I do not want to blame her.

I wish the new year will give me hope on renewed friendship.

Thursday, 29 December 2005

Brother: Accept Moorthy’s conversion to Islam

My eyes watered yesterday when he was buried being a Muslim. I followed the case since last week controversional issue after he passed away.

via The Star Online

Brother: Accept Moorthy’s conversion to Islam

KUALA LUMPUR: M. Moorthy’s elder brother has advised his widow and family to accept the fact that he was a Muslim and that he had to be buried according to Muslim rites.

Sugumaran @ Mohd Hussin Abdullah, 46, also a Muslim convert, was the only family member among the more than 50 people at his funeral at the Taman Ibu Kota Muslim cemetery in Setapak yesterday.

He poured scented water on Moorthy’s grave after prayers were recited by Surau Al-Muhajirin chief imam Bakri Abdul Rahman.

“There is no point in the family pursuing the case because it is a court order. No matter what, they have to accept,” he told reporters after the burial.

A distressed Sugumaran was comforted by those present, with some giving their contact numbers should he need help.

Moorthy, who was with the Projek Malaysia Everest 1997 expedition, died last Tuesday at age 36.

The former army lance corporal was said to have converted to Islam on Oct 11 last year and adopted the name Mohammad Abdullah.

Earlier, about 50 policemen, headed by Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Kamal Pasha Jamal, were at the KL Hospital to ensure everything went smoothly when Federal Territory Religious Department (Jawi) officers went to claim Moorthy’s body at 1.40pm.

In Rawang, Moorthy’s widow, S. Kaliammal, held a symbolic cremation ceremony for him at 4pm to “appease his soul”.

At the couple’s apartment in Taman Tun Teja, a small pile of wood was burnt followed by the breaking of coconuts and scattering of flowers.

“My husband was a Hindu. I want his soul to go to heaven. What they have taken was his body. I am now doing something for his soul,” she said.

The family would place the symbolic ashes together with the coconuts and flowers in a river, said her lawyer A. Sivanesan.

Moorthy joined the armed forces in 1988 and was absorbed into the Commando Unit.

He was paralysed from the chest down after injuring his neck while attempting to somersault over a barrier at the Sungai Udang camp in Malacca on Aug 14, 1998.

He went into a coma and was admitted to the KL Hospital's neurology department on Nov 11.

Kaliammal found out about his conversion and filed a civil action to restrain Jawi from claiming the body.

Wednesday, 28 December 2005

My brain's pattern?

Your Brain's Pattern

You have a tempered, reasonable way of thinking.
You tend to take every new idea in, and meld it with your world view.
For you, everything is always changing. Each moment is different.
Your thinking process tends to be very natural - with no beginnings or endings.

Menyusu si permata hati 2

I am posting this as a sharing experience to the readers out there. Thanks for the encouragement, and I really mean it.

k.aida, we have the same experiance. aufa + amsyar menyusu badan x sampai 2 minggu. i was soo frustrated, sbb mmg tekad nk bg susu ibu. susu bdn mmg byk. pengalaman ngan aufa buat saya tekad nk susukan amsyar. tapi, x berjaya jugak. menangis sendiri tiap kali amsyar menangis2 minta disusukan kerana tidak puas. hubby byk bg semangat, tapi diri rasa x b'daya. t'paksa dgn berat hati minta hubby carikan susu formula. mmg salute dgn mereka2 yg boleh susukan baby even for just a month.
bAiTi | 11.23.05 - 12:26 am | #

aida, mine was more or less the same. Kat spital susu tak kuar, blk umah the third day mak aku tuam, mlm tu baru susu kuar melimpah2 sampai bengkak. tapi by that time idlan dah tak mahu dah hisap direct sbb dah rasa botol. that resorted me to keep on pumping n pumping, siang mlm pagi ptg...mlm siap bgn awal 2-3x sebelum idlan bgn utk pump..tido x penah cukup. penat tak terkata, tp sbb susu bdn nyer pasal terpaksa. Confinement day aku abiskan dlm bilik perah susu jek. Kadang aku paksa gak idlan isap, kadang dia mau tp slalunya dia degil...aku tahu bukan degil tapi dia tak reti kan,,and dia takleh sabar...masuk ofis still continue perah tapi sekali sehari due to time constraint...last2 susu makin kering..so idlan cuma dpt susu bdn aku sampai 3 mth plus jer...and sampai skang aku nyesal sbb tak perah sekerap mungkin kat ofis bila tgk idlan slalu sgt kena sesema...and am so determined to breastfeed adik idlan nanti insya allah...kena kuat semangat dan kena beli pump mahal yg berkesan hehe. Bila pk kan zaman confinement ni, mesti buat aku sedey, terlalu byk dugaan..dia takmo isap direct, dia slalu muntah, memacam lagi..mlm aku tido brape jam je sbb kalut nak perah susu. Mak bidan yg urut aku pon heran kenape idlan takmo isap sbb dia kata susu byk puting lawa etc etc...tersgtla dia heran...tapi tu la..tade rezeki aku, lain baby lain perangainyer. tapi takper, sumer tu dugaan, and aku kena blajar dr kesilapan aku
yatipruzz | Homepage | 11.23.05 - 12:43 am | #

takpe... ada hikmah di sebalik semua tu. cam contoh, kalo amni minum susu badan, ada kemungkinan memudaratkan kau, dia dan fawwaz yang dalam kandungan ko masa tu. hal ni nabi muhammad pon ada acknowledge. nak info lebih lanjut, boleh baca article dalam susuibu.com hehe.

tak minum susu ibu pon amni jadi angel gak kan?

jangan sedih lagi kay? nanti berat badan naik balik hohoho.
tinidewi | 11.23.05 - 1:09 am | #

aida, alhamdulillah akak dapat menyusukan anak 2 tahun tepat.(beza umur si abang ngan adik 1 tahun 11 bulan).
memang rasa teramat2 seronok dan bahagia dapat menyusukan anak sendiri tetapi,,, disebalik tu.. macam2 org kata kat akak dan juga dugaan2 lain..
antara yang paling perit diterima hatta dari keluarga sendiri, org mengandung tak boleh langsung susukan anak... etc2...tension sgt2..
saat paling menyedihkan bila siadik lahir dan siabang belum putus susu.. balik dari hospital menangis2 minta susu dan waktu yg sama mak akak bising2 tak boleh susukan 2 baby.
tapi biarlah apa org nak kata kan? masing2 punyai hak bak kata suami aida sendiri kan? akak pun org tak tanya dulu pernah susukan 2 baby ke?
UmmuNaqiha | 11.23.05 - 1:11 am | #

UmmuNaqiha, memang ada kemudaratannya menyusukan anak semasa mengandung, tapi takde la sampai LANGSUNG takleh menyusu. over laaa org2 tu hehe. Dlm hal ni, Nabi Muhammad nasihatkan suami2 supaya tidak "termengandung"kan isteri yang masih menyusukan anak mengikut cara family planning yang dibenarkan dalam Islam, tetapi kalau dah termengandung juga hehe, boleh teruskan penyusuan jika tidak mendatangkan kemudaratan.
tinidewi | 11.23.05 - 1:19 am | #

tak pe, next baby dah tambah pengalaman kan?

as for me, anak kedua je tak dapat breastfeed lama..dalam 4 bulan je sebab puting melecet lah..yang first tu dapat 10 bulan, lepas tu dia sendiri tak nak sebab time tu jugak akak preggy..may be dia rasa lain kot.

yang kedua tu akak determine nak pam susu so beli la pam pakai batteri - sudahnya sakit sangat dan melecet - berhenti bagi - susu alhamdulillah, byk..yang ketiga awal2 dah niat nak bagi susu badan betul2 dan syukur dapatlah 12 bulan, lepas tu berenti sendiri, sebab? akak preggy lagi...

yang ke-4 ni dah masuk 2 tahun dah 8/11 hari tu dan alhmadulillah masih lagi menyusu badan - dia ambik formula masa akak pegi kerja, lepas tu bila akak ada kat rumah je, mmg tak ambik formula lagik dah..sekarang akak sendiri lah pulak nak wean kan dia sbb dah byk sangat gigi, tak tahan kena gigit

one more thing, pasang niat masa preggy tu pon penting kalau kita niat nak menyusu badan, insyaAllah susu kita byk..as for me lepas bad experience with battery pump, I bought Avent Pump, mmg mahal sikit tapi amat berbaloi, susu pulak byk, dalam 15 minit pam boleh dapat 12-15 oz..

kes aida ni, niat mmg cantik tapi Allah uji sikit, tak pe muda lagi..next baby try lagik okay?
onde | Homepage | 11.23.05 - 1:28 am | #

Anyway...seronok breastfeed baby...so far kisah tragis cumalah kena gigit puting,perit gila sampai meleleh airmata.Lelain tak der....semuanya seronok belaka.Kita tetap ibu yng baik pada anak2 kita selagi kita sayang dan kasihkan mereka...pada mereka ibulah segalanya ...Insyaallah
tyha | 11.23.05 - 1:29 am | #

hempp.. rasanya Aida pon dah tahu citer pasal kite kan? Julie lagi sedih.. at least Aida ada banyak susu.. boleh dipam.. Julie pon ceasar jugak mcm Aida.. & nurse2 kat hospital tu tak spend banyak masa utk ajar Julie breastfeedkan baby.. maybe dia ingat kita dah reti.. memula dlm kepala pk anak2 ni mmg akan minum susu dari puting ibunya no matter what.. tapi sebenarnya tak.. masa lepas bersalin, rupanya si hubby dah benarkan nurse bagi susu botol kat Aisya sbb Aisya dah lapar.. sedangkan Julie still tak keluar dari OT.. patutla dia tanak isap puting walaupon dipujuk.. lepas balik dari hospital, sampai je rumah, hati mula runsing.. Julie dah takde mak nak tunjuk macamana nak breastfeed.. mak mertua pon tak datang lagi time tu.. takut sangat baby terjaga dari tidur & minta susu.. at last dia bangun jugak & menangis kelaparan.. yang ada hanyalah Julie & hubby.. bila disua puting dia tak reti nak isap.. nak pegang baby pon belum pandai.. sampaila sejam dia nangis.. lastly Julie give up & minta hubby pergi belikan susu formula.. sedih sangat.. the next day, cuba pam susu dgn pam Pureen yg pakai battery tu.. tapi sikit sgt dapat sbb susu pon tak banyak.. takde sapa nak tuam or urut badan utk banyakkan susu.. Julie berpantang sendiri for 2 weeks kat sini sbb nak tunggu doktor buka jahitan.. masak, jaga baby, semuanya buat sendiri.. penat sangat & tak sempat pon nak pam susu.. kecewa sangat & sedih tambah2 bila teringat kat arwah mak.. terasa senangnya orang lain berpantang ada org tua yg boleh jagakan.. teringat balik kata2 arwah mak dulu.. dia pon takde mak masa berpantangkan kami 5 beradik.. nilah dugaan Allah, supaya Julie pon merasa keperitan mak beranakkan kami semua.. after 2weeks, bila dah balik Kelantan, mak2 sedara asyik tanya kenapa tak susukan Aisya.. malas sangat nak jawab soalan tu.. rasanya, kalau dikumpul2, jumlah susu badan yg berjaya Aisya isap tak sampai pon 10oz.. sikit sangat.. tapi Alhamdulillah.. setakat ni Aisya takdela pernah sakit teruk.. setakat demam2 & selsema, which anak2 yg menyusu badan pon ramai jugak camtuh.. plus Aisya anak yg sungguh baik & dengar cakap.. now ni, barulah ada pengetahuan sket & bsemangat nak susukan baby, insyallah adik Aisya nanti.. maybe nak cuba beranak di hospital yg promote susu ibu macam Pantai.. macam Semah, Alhamdulillah berkat tunjuk ajar misi Pantai, sampai sekarang masih susukan 2nd babynya w/pon 1st baby kesahnya macam Julie jugak..
myjulieyana | 11.23.05 - 1:57 am | #

huhu kan julie kan, igt x time pantang dulu kiter bersms sesama? ehhehe tapela, kita sumer blajar dr pengalaman & kesilapan lalu..next time try to improve...pd aku kes julie lg sedey sbb tade mak di sisi utk support and tlg diri kita..masak sendiri lg tuh...tabahkan hati eh!
yatipruzz | Homepage | 11.23.05 - 2:38 am | #

suka nak nyampuk citer pasal bf nih..

akak bersalin dua kali di hopsital di middlesex, uk. alhamdulillah.. mungkin environemnt hospital nih yang mmg campaign gila besar2an breasfeeding.. jadi misi2 sumer helpful bila tengok akak dok sumbat2 puting cam kekok gitu... jadinya dapatlah akak breasfeed si abg yg sulung dekat 10 mths b4 dia sendiri tak puas dan nak stop(akak dah pregnant dan susu mula menyusut).. kebetulan jugak midwife yang datang rumah selalu kasi semangat dan tips utk breastfeeding...

masuk baby no 2.. alhamdulillah dah ada pengalaman... kali nih berjaya nyusu lama sket.. sampai si adik awatif dah cecah sethn setengah disusukan... kemudian sedih yg amat sbb akak decided nak stop sbb nak tinnggaikan dia kat umah nenek dia kat mesia dan akak continue study kat uk nih...

apa yang dapat akak cakapkan.. based on my experience abroad.. esp uk nih.. cuti bersalin 6 mths aida! mmg buleh sangat nak susu badan tak yah nak pump2 buat stock cam kita2 di mesia.. majoriti akak jumpa time2 playgroup ke.. toddler playtime ke.. mmg menyusu badan.. lepas dah abih cuti bersalin.. buleh plak nak mintak amik part time or berenti terus.. at least gov di uk nih mmg prihatin pasal breastfeeding nih compared to us islamic country kan?
benefits utk ibu2 dan anak2 mmg berlambak toksah citerlaa..

masa parenting class pun dia tunjukkan secara teori dan praktikal penyusuan yang betul... er tadelah dia amik baby dan brast yang real.. penah tengok citer yang meet the fucker? alaa yang dia susukan cucu dia guna fake breast tuh tapi ala2 cam real breast? haa... kami kat class ada lebih kurang fake breast camtuh laa sama baby doll yang buleh nyonyot puting tuh.. dia ajar cara nak pegang.. nak sua breast dan sebagainya.. but still came tu real life.. kekok gak.. masa lam kelas tuh dia kasi sumer couple cuba pegang baby dan lekapkan fake breast tuh kat dada pasangan kita.. yelaa kita kan masa tuh dah berbreast camna nak lekapkan.. hehehe.. kelakoo.. gamat kelas..!!

masa di spital plak.. si misi2 nih elok jer dah bersalin.. dia dah pesan selang sejam kena letak baby kat puting samada dia hisap atau tidak.. jadi aida time kita leletih tuh.. selang sejam misi datang check tengok kita breastfeeding ke idak.. siap ada chart tuh... lambat 30 mins.. abis kena bambu.. sakit telinga nak dengar!.. walaupun masa tuh susu tade, tapi salah satu cara nak kuarkan susu dengan cara baby hisap selalu.. itupun kataya satu cara tak kasi puting merekah... waallahualam

satu hal lagi... tak byk pilihan susu formula kat uk nih..kalau tak silap ada 4-5 brands shj! nespray ke dumex ke s26 ke dan seangkatan dengannya mmg tade langsung!! kalau aisle bhgn baby nih.. 2/3 shelves je susu..! time akak balik mesia bulan 4 baru nih.. nak pilih susu punyalah pening sbb sepanjang2 aisle tuh susu budak aje berlambak!!

tape aida... masih muda.. jgn putus asa... anak baru dua.. insya allah buleh cuba lagi akan datang.. sebagai ibu aida dah cuba ynag terbaik... itu harus dipuji ju
kak inaz- ibu fitri + awatif | 11.23.05 - 6:47 am | #

aida pun ada problem rupanya... ingatkan dulu semua org especially kawan2 sendiri mcm takde masalah.. ingatkan, dilla jek mcm ada masalah..

my baby premature.. 28 weeks.. lepas lahir jek dah kene bwk lari masuk inkubator.. 2-3 hari masih tak dpt nak bg susu bdn sbb susu susah nak keluar (tak tau pun apa2 pasal puting pecah masa tu..) nak perah pakai tangan sakit plak sbb dah bengkak sikit masa tu.. pastu try pakai pam bateri yg pureen tu.. lambat gak la mula2 susu nak keluar.. rasa sedih sgt.. kesian kat baby.. dgr2 plak nurse kata bdn dia nak kuning sikit.. mmg susah hati jugak... akhirnya dpt gak la 1-2 oz utk htr ke hospital.. lepas2 tu, mmg hari2 akan htr dlm 8 - 10 oz utk stok dia sehari semalam kat spital tu.. kalau tak cukup, mmg nurse bg susu spital la..

baby duduk spital lama, dlm 45 hari.. so mmg hari2 kene pam... sehari biasa leh dpt 2 botol aje... kdg2 mcm skang ni bila baca cerita2 org, mcm musykil jek camne diorang leh dpt berbelas2 oz dlm masa yg sekejap... nipples pun masa tu mcm tak timbul sgt.. ye la sbb baby belum pernah hisap betul2.. kdg2 tension gak sbb takleh nak perah byk2.. sbb mcm dah abih.. org kata perah selalu br susu sentiasa byk, tp tgk2 sama aje..

bila baby dah leh balik, try la ajar menyusu badan.. selalu mcm gaduh gak ngan dia sbb dia masih bersaiz kecil dan agak susah dia nak menyusu... nak pegang dia bg adjust kedudukan utk menyusu pun mcm susah.. hisap lama2 pun tak puas... dah biasa minum susu perahan pakai botol kat spital.. cepat jek susu tu masuk perut dia.. senang kenyang... tu yg terpaksa pam dulu utk kasi dia ikut botol barulah dia tak ngamuk... tp tu la, dia minum byk, bdn ni plak takleh nak produce ikut kehendak dia.. terpaksa gak la pakai susu tin.. skang ni pakai susu preNAN yg khas utk baby premature... tp ajar gak la dia menyusu badan walau bagaimanapun... paksa gak sbb tak larat nak bgn ke dapur buat susu bila dah malam2...

2-3 minggu ni, baru la dia pandai hisap direct betul2.. maybe sbb kalau ikut due date, mmg dia sepatutnya lahir waktu sekarang ni.. br nak cerdik la kot hisap susu..sbb dah cukup umur... nipples pun sekarang dah tak tenggelam aje mcm dulu.. so far, baby mcm tak cerewet lagi la... bg susu badan dia minum, bg botol pun dia minum... kat taska mmg bg susu tepung la.. nak buat stok mcm tak cukup... balik umah jek baby hisap sentiasa sampai abih... kalau nak buat berjaga buat stok EBM tuh, mmg tak tido langsung la jawabnya.. tp takleh la nak buat, kita ni keje.. nak gak rehat...

dah nak 3 bulan umur baby, harap2 susu badan ada lagi la utk bulan2 yg akan dtg... sbb baby premature mmg lemah sket.. kene bg byk susu badan utk dpt antibodi... kalau dah terpaksa campur2 ngan susu tin nak buat camne kan... asalkan dia besar ngan sihat ok la.. so far pembesaran dia ok, belum ada masalah lagi.. skang br jek bersaiz baby newborn walaupun dia lahir awal bulan 9 hari tu..

takpe la aida, bukan betul2 breastfeeding pun, kita bg pump-feeding through bottle.. eheheheh...
dilla | 11.24.05 - 10:56 pm | #

bagus betul UK about bf ni ya..
thanx alot ibu fitri and awatif for sharing..cuti sampai 6 bulan, kita 2 bulan tu pon dah memekak2..
onde2 | Homepage | 11.25.05 - 12:45 am | #

Monday, 26 December 2005

The pool kids

Am flat. We just got back from Malacca, and on the way back, we went to POTGH to meet our family who were lazing there..

Amni & Fawwaz loved the pool so much that I have to force them to be out.

Since Fawwaz tarik muncung mulut simpang 44, I have to do another round of pool cum bathtub. They were playing like mad inside the tub and the boy shivered but wailed when their father or I picked him up. The same thing went around for 3 times when Fawwaz decided for himself the bathtub time was enough.

The father recorded aksi terlampau inside the bath tub. I hoped he didn't accidently MMS it to anyone.

Would you like to receive an MMS entitled "Aksi Terlampau Dua Kanak-kanak Bawah Umur di Dalam Tab Mandi?". I don't think so.. :P

Friday, 23 December 2005

Rent-a-book

So, I have found the perfect rent-a-book shop which is conveniently located in Central Market.

And the 'Book Corner' shop is really nice, but since there are lots of books, they have to stack the books above each other and it looks like a warehouse.

And to see bookworms lurking around, hunting the books endlessly even though the owner stacked it with rows and rows and rows of OHMIGOD.. like 1,000,000 books, I think I have gone to heaven.

Ok, so what? I always envisioned myself that I will be in a book heaven.

Thursday, 22 December 2005

The gangster

..from the nursery

+ Fawwaz ni suka tolak orang tau.
- Huh?
+ Kalau ada budak pegang makanan, dia tolak jer budak tu.
- *blink blink*
+ Biasanya dia tolak Auni. Apa lagi, menangislah Auni kena tolak.
- *blink blink* [ampun Aini, gangster betul anak laki aku ni]

P/S: The T* scarf measures 45" actually.. aku pergi telek orang kedai punya semalam masa tengah audit.. hehehe. No need for reformasi membangunkan ummah :D!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2005

21122002: Happy 3rd anniversary

21122002
It has been 3 years already?
How time flies!

walimah


Note to myself: Thank God I didn't forget our anniversary this time.. I am a busy person, you know :P

Tuesday, 20 December 2005

A cool outing

I was waiting for dh after a meeting at PJ outlet.

My head (AGM) came from behind and said, "Aida, tunggu suami kat sini je? Tu kedai depan sale! Jom pergi!"

What? And I said, "Hish, nama pun perempuan, kalau sale tu laju je :D"

So there we were, walking side by side - the AGM and State Accountants. Alemak, malunya.. macam shopping partner pula si AGM ni dengan Kak Min dan aku.

The shop is quiet nice, it sells English country themed items at a bargain price. The sale ends this Saturday.

I bought a nice porcelain flower at 50% off and the AGM bought a nice porcelain set at RM40.. see, nice isn't it the price?

Last time we had a meeting somewhere in Bangsar and she gave us (again, we were her shopping partner) a tour of a flower boutique showing fresh flowers imported from oversea. And the price for a dozen of roses is like RM20!!! Wow...

Cool or not the AGM? Boleh buat geng shopping tuuuu!

Monday, 19 December 2005

Errr...

Mind the glitches. I am trying a new skin for the blog.


Ron said that about my new skin, not me! Heheheh :D

Harrod's butterscotch

Saya pergi kenduri kahwin kawan sekolah hari Sabtu lepas.
Dia nampak sangat lain.

Saya jumpa kawan baik sekolah masa di sana.
Kami jarang berhubung selepas masuk universiti.
Saya terkelu tidak tahu hendak cerita apa, cuma pelik sebab dulu kami kawan baik tapi kenapa dia tak sudi jemput saya masa dia kahwin tahun lepas.. huhuhu :|

Saya tak sempat jumpa Aida sebab dia datang lambat.
Untuk Cik Aida, terima kasih kerana bagi saya Harrod's butterscotch.
Yey yey.. Aida ingat saya :)
Anak saya sakit gigi sebab cuba gigit [dengan gigih] gula-gula dari London.

Friday, 16 December 2005

Surprise! Surprise!

I said to dh just now, I want to connect to the Internet. And I was like, huh, why the Internet connection is so laju?

D%&^%*, he just installed TMNet Streamyx with wireless modem.. cheit.. And it was like yesterday I just gave the permission for him to install.

You know the first thing that he did after he installed the Streamyx?
Donwloading the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter!

No wonder the laptop is on since Maghrib.. cheit :P

Pesan Kak Nuun

the kenduri gang
The kenduri gang.. masa tu yang baru kahwin aku dengan Kak Shiqin. Kak Aza dah selamat berumahtangga. Faham-faham jerla siapa yang masih single and available :). Gambar lain tak tunjuk, kang kena saman dengan Abu Amiir :D


Assalamualaikum Kak Shiqin, how are you doing there? :) [after one long year]

I still kept her advice for married life (before we end our bachelorhood) after these 3 long years..

hmm akak fikir banyak pasal tanggungjawab lepas kahwin
syurga dah jadi bawah telapak kaki suami pulak
akak belajar 2 sikit sikit dari mak ayah
mak abah pesan
kalau balik kg
jgn sekali kali balik sorang
kecuali kalau ade urusan outstation kat kg la
sebab nanti jadi fitnah
mak pesan lagi..
kalau balik rumah.. makan minum suami kena jaga.. penat camana pun kita.. balik sekali ke.. sama sama penat ke
benda tu takleh abai
takleh dijadikan alasan penat kerja
mak abah pesan lagi..
kite takde duit cemana pun.. jgn tunjuk kat org
jgn citer kat org
kalau org nak pinjam duit ngan kite.. jgn lokek.. insyaAllah nanti Allah murahkan rezeki rumahtangga kite
mak ayah akak nasihat
kalau lepas kawin.. katil tempat yg kene pastikan sentiasa bersih
lebih dr tempat lain

Aida: Mungkin kena muhasabah diri balik, usia perkahwinan sudah hendak mencecah 3 tahun, sudahkah ditunaikan pesanan yang kak Shiqin kongsi dengan aku?

Thursday, 15 December 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sorry, I still couldn't ditch the movie yet. It seemed like ages ago that I read the first Harry Potter book back in year 2000 -where Malaysia still has not gone Pottermania yet. I just hope the next film is much better than the book.

Rottentomatoes rating:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 89%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 88%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 82%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 79%

REVIEW: HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
11.17.05
By Devin Faraci


With the fourth film in the series, the Harry Potter films may have set a real record - it's the first franchise where each movie is better than the last one for this long.

A lot of the credit must go to the source material. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was, at the time, the biggest book in the series, and it was the most ambitious by a long shot. JK Rowling opened her world up - while the prior three books had been almost completely set at and about the grounds of Hogwarts, Goblet of Fire gives us our first real look at the rest of the wizarding world with the Quidditch World Cup and the international TriWizard Tournament.

But it isn't just geography that's explored in Goblet of Fire. Rowling moves her characters into adolescence, making the whole book about the end of childhood. Wisely this is what director Mike Newell and longtime adapter Steve Kloves have chosen to focus on, filling the movie with the first stirrings of sexuality - and the first encounters with mortality.

Goblet of Fire is a real achievement as a film in a lot of ways. The book was the toughest adaptation yet, but you don't feel anything missing in the final film. Mike Newell was new to this genre and to the sheer amount of effects, but the movie is effortless and lovely, with a both a charming eye for detail and a vision of grand spectacle.

But the best achievement may be in just how much of a damn good film it is. It's a real competitor for a spot in the list of great coming of age movies. As a Harry Potter film it profits from being the fourth - Newell doesn't need to waste any time on the introduction of characters or the world, and we're plunged headfirst into the story. The responsibility is on you for keeping up with the details - if you don't remember what a polyjuice potion is, no one is taking the time to explain it to you. Don't despair - Newell doesn't let that stuff weigh down the film. He knows that the magic and the monsters are there for color, and not to be the center of attention.

The center of attention is the tribulations our heroes must face as they hit puberty. Harry has no problem summoning up the courage to take on a fire breathing dragon in one of the deadly contests of the TriWizard Tournament, but asking a girl out leaves him frozen in fear. Sex and the complications that come with it are the real Big Bads of the story, although by the end a new Bad joins them - death.

Death is something that has always been present in the Potter series, from the very beginning of Harry's life when his parents were murdered by the evil Lord Voldemort. But death was something that happened to adults, or villains, and the dangers to the kids were minor. Everything would turn out OK. Goblet of Fire upends that. Suddenly the danger is very real, and very immediate. This is the darkest film yet, although it lacks the gothic grace of Alfonso Cuaron's Prisoner of Azkaban. The darkness in Goblet is of a different sort, no longer the darkness where monsters lurk but the darkness that confronts teenagers whose bodies have begun to change and who are slowly becoming aware of their mortality. It's an existential darkness, the one that reminds you that one day you, too, will die.

It sounds like heavy stuff, but Newell has a more natural understanding of the way children behave, and the kids this year are rambunctious and mischievous. Everything is darker, but everything is also more fun. And the magic seems less silly and more majestic, more important. The film is energized, like Newell has turned the knob up another notch.

When the first film was released there was speculation about whether the original kids would stay with the series for all seven movies. Thankfully the decision was made to keep them. While none of them are going to be winning any awards anytime soon, they've all made the roles their own. There's a lack of artifice in the acting, and as a result the relationships and situations feel more genuine.

As for the rest of the cast, it's hard to pick out any one actor. It feels like the adults have a little more to do this time out than in the last film, and it definitely seems like they're having a blast. Maggie Smith appears delighted in many of her scenes, and Ralph Fiennes deftly treads the hammy line as the incredibly creepy looking Voldemort.

Things just get worse for Harry Potter and friends after the events of this film. Is it possible that the franchise can keep bucking the odds and keep getting better? I thought that Prisoner of Azkaban had set a very high bar, but Goblet of Fire easily ups the ante (and without resorting to mixing metaphors, mind you, unlike me). For years I've felt bad for the people who resisted the wonderful universe JK Rowling has created in her novels - maybe this excellent, fantastic film will convince them that Harry Potter isn't just a fad or silly kiddie stories, but a great contribution to the modern imagination.

9 out of 10

Wednesday, 14 December 2005

The medical check up report

The medical check up report came last Monday.

It was like, to sum up, my death report.. erkk

I got red for 4 items

RENAL PROFILE
Creatinine 63 Normal: 64-122 mmol/l
Serum Uric Acid 420 Normal: 142-416 umol/l

LIVER FUNCTION TESTS
Total Protein 88 Normal: 66-87 g/l

FULL BLOOD COUNT
Lymphocyte 48.2 Normal: 19-48%

The doctor's advice is to reduce my red meat intake.
Err.. so there would be no McD's double cheeseburger for me for a long time?
Eh hello? Don't you know it's my favourite indulgence.. grrr

Ok, so no red meat for me.. Sob sob.. No double cheeseburger for me for like one week? Hohohoh.. I am *seriously* thinking how am I going to constrain myself from the cheeseburger temptation.

Should I or shouldn't I constraint myself from the cheeseburger?

Hey, I am only 25!! *tanduk dah keluar*

Tuesday, 13 December 2005

11122005

Happy belated birthday to me :)
We didn't celebrate it but dh gave me a nice necklace. Which, unfortunately, I have to grumble about it everyday to make sure he get the hint to buy me a nice birthday present. (The matter with men is they can't understand their wife's working mind).
And I bought a bangle as my own birthday gift.. hahaha

Well, I am flat broke.

While on leave yesterday, we managed to catch Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
My question stands: Why do Cedric Diggory has to be so handsome and make me cried when he died?

Friday, 9 December 2005

Job Offer: Imam of Grand Mosque of Istanbul

I stumbled upon something interesting today from Esprit De Corps

Imam of the Grand Mosque of Istanbul (time: Sultan Sulaiman al Qanuni (the Lawgiver, otherwise known as the Magnificent in Europe who ruled Ottoman Turkey between 1520AD-1566AD)


To have mastered the languages of Arabic, Latin, Turkish and Persian
To have mastered the Qur'an, the Bible and the Torah
To be a scholar in Shari'ah and Fiqh
To have mastered physics and mathematics up to teaching standard
To be a master of chivalry, archery, duelling and the arts of Jihad
To be of a handsome countenance
To have a strong melodious voice

What Pakdi wrote:
Me? Kalau Imam perlukan kemahiran macam ni, mintak jadi siak masjid belum tentu layak. Mesti nak jadi siak masjid paling koman perlu mastered the Qu'ran. Ciri ke-6 tu bolehlah sikit-sikit :P

Hm... kalau pakdi yang sekarang hidup di zaman Sultan Sulaiman al-Qanuni ... apa yang layak ye? I can't imagine.

Tuan-tuan, tepuk dada tanya iman.

Tuan-tuan, fikirkan betapa jauhnya kita hari ini ketinggalan dengan kemajuan Muslim zaman tersebut.

Tuan-tuan, dah sedar diri ke belum?
What niknazmi wrote:
Now, I don't think similar requirements (of course modernising some of the more medieval subjects or skills) apply in choosing the Imam of Mecca, Sheikhul Azhar or what more Imam Masjid Negara.

It's sign of how broad and cultured the Islamic civilization was in its golden era - and how far we're lagging behind.

Our open house

Aini & Yusoff with Aida & Firdaus cordially invites the blog readers to our open house, which will be held tomorrow at Aini's house (her house is much bigger than mine to accomodate our guests.. ngee :D) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyway, what's the use of having twin if you cannot 'buli' her.. right?
Her house, her cookware, my menu.. HAHAHAHAH - oh, BTW, I contributed to the budget, ok? And as my good twin, she insisited that I do not have to take leave today to help her. I, as the evil twin, came to the office today.. but fear not, I will be helping her tomorrow with the makan-makan part.. heee

Click for the map -> Aini's house map

Thursday, 8 December 2005

Pampers?

She was busy looking at the sanitary pads on the bed.

"Eee.. ee.. pampers."

Hohoho.. si Amni dah mixed up ni.

Wednesday, 7 December 2005

The [weird] dream

OK, so I have a really really really weird dream (and I really mean WEIRD) in the past week.

I dreamt I gave birth to my third child.
And I dreamt I was pregnant with the third child.

So, about my first dream, I dreamt that I had gone to the hospital to give birth. Of course my O&G would be the soft spoken Dr Rahman (ngehehe) and the one who drove me there with me in pains was my twin.. ahaha. No husband eh? Oh yep, I forgot to mention that my dialogue with Aini was like 'dh is not here because he's at the office busy finishing his programming works.' (you know how TM works aight? The hardworking worker always got dumped with lots of works). And Dr Rahman saw me when I was in the labour room and he also asked where is my husband.

Oh gawd, now I feel soppy that my husband is not there because of the work and he missed me giving birth to our third child. Short to giving birth to my third child, I woke up.

And the second dream, which was incurred a few days later, I dreamt of being [like] 6 monhts pregnant and was busy touching my own tummy because it was so big. I was dressed in my brown jubah at that time. My dream stopped like that.

I asked dh a few days later, "You want a boy or girl for our next child?"
And dh replied "We are going to perform the hajj first."

Errr..

Tuesday, 6 December 2005

Gara-gara Amni muntah

Kami dapat bersihkan kawasan ruang tamu, dapur dan bilik tidur sebab Amni muntah.

Untung juga Amni muntah, kalau tak, mana sempat ibu dengan ayah dia nak mengemas rumah.

Kami dapat kemas rumah secara tak rela hati lagi, tapi puas hati sebab cadar, sarung kusyen, karpet dapat dibasuh.. heheheh. Febreeze dengan minyak wangi Davidoff aku digunakan untuk menyah bau muntah Amni atas karpet.. *ngeee*