Showing posts with label friends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label friends. Show all posts

Friday, 16 February 2018

Thank you for a fitter and healthier me

Second day reunion picture. Terima kasih photographer, it was perfectly captured. I love the new me.

On the first day of my school's reunion dinner, my ex classmate said I am a fitness coach. Well, far from it. But I do train people who wants to have a healthier lifestyle.

Thank you coach dan founder #neckslimfit #noweveryonecankurus
This is my second year after the program, I am still maintaining the weight. Encouragement and support are the 2 things that are crucial for me. I got a stern coach, and that keeps me going. Kena marah dengan coach dan crew itu biasa, tapi sebab nak kurus dan sihat.

Kalau buat seorang, memang dah lama tak kurus-kurus pun. Now I am trying to shed fats and aiming to up my muscle percentage.

People think it is hard to maintain after a program. But trust me, with the right mindset and aim, you know you are going towards betterment.

I am not the perfect me, but I am loving my progress.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Gathering geng takde geng lunch

The things that I cherished the most, with my family, is a long lasting friendship.

2018 will mark our 22nd anniversary as friends. We made bad jokes, laughed, bickered and reconciled (yes, I would admit, we are really strong headed with each other). My friends came all the way from their place to meet at the most convenient place. And it was decided at a mall near my office.

@keenjer made a comment about this pic - Gathering geng yang takde geng lunch. How true it was, we never have been this close with other circle of people. But with this #omj9697 friends, we really shared our heart contents.

Thanks to the two iron ladies pictured here (cc: @aznideliena), that always exist for my sanity check

And a special shout out to the Jasinian girls 'If I send you my ugly selfies, our friendship is real' 😜😜😜

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

6S girls silver jubilee reunion @ Jibby East @ 25.11

Just one month + of planning, because we were so excited when we saw what Faryna did for her school reunion - just girls reunion.

Hence, decided on the theme - pastel blue, pink and cream
Set up the team - Faryna, Hasniza, Mimi, Ayin and myself

Attendance - 12 people, but oh my, we went all out for the reunion.

Mimi was in charge of the decoration. And they decided to include bunga kantan.

Nyza was coming late, hence no picture of her during the early stage.

Love everyone putting the effort to be on point with the colour theme.

Missing Faryna (she arrived from Ipoh) and cannot join our gathering

With Eda, it seems that majority of us are wearing pink shawls.

25 years after school

Gift exchange - requested for a bouquet. Thanks Elle!

Everyone looking happy

Love you Mimi! Thanks for the awesome decoration

Told ya Mimi go for the extra mile

And we had Instax picture as well, yeay!

The door gift - mug and book and bunga kantan (again). Thanks Has and Yus for this.

Well, we did went all out with our reunion aight?

And lastly, Pandan Gula Melaka cake decorated again by Mimi! An all rounder event planner

Monday, 4 December 2017

2 reunions back to back

Will share a dedicated post for each!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

3 sisters

Hahah, taktau la kenapa. Memang baik dengan adik-adik ni. Yang kelakarnya, dari yang sulung sampai nombor lapan kenal. Mak dengan ayahnya pun sampai kenal kami.

Bila jumpa je terus klik, Maryam (no 3) bukan satu universiti pun, tapi dah kakak-kakak dia dok bercerita (Ira & Saidah), macam dah lama sagat kenal.

Tiap-tiap kali kenduri kahwin, mesti ajak kami.

Saidah cakap 'Tu tu pengantin,' (sambil tunjuk kat Sarah - no 5) di luar dewan. Tapi sebab teruja sangat dah lama tak jumpa Yam (siap dah dapat Fahim), terus lupa pengantin.

Terkejut tengok Aisyah (yang bongsu) dah besar!

Keluarga ni orang tabligh tau, tapi tabligh rocks ya aw!!!

Siapa kata orang tabligh tak mesra alam?

Friday, 2 June 2017

Giving back to MRSM Jasin

As part of our upcoming reunion in December, the committee decided to give back to MRSM Jasin, hence 18 ex students volunteered on 26 May for the session. I volunteered for Accounting stream talk. Yes, sounds boring.

Arrived at the school around 8 am, and got to meet the teachers. They were so excited meeting us, and I would say I was overwhelmed with emotion seeing my teachers. And the best part was, this is the first time in many years for MRSM Jasin to get speakers all from the same batch (SPM '97).

We divided ourselves into 5 streams:
  1. Accounting &Architect - 2 speakers, Soul & me (Rod came as replacement later since Azni cannot make it)
  2. Business & IT - Sha, Dilla, Yayan
  3. Medical - Hirman, Hidayah, Letter, Yatt
  4. Engineering - Matt, Keen, Aidazu, Ayu
  5. Oil & Gas - Bujal, Farah Ayuza, Aima, Rahim
Divided into 5 venues, and we got Dewan Bendahara! Oh such a nostalgic place where we had our weekly assembly.

We advertised ourselves as the career team who didn't score Physic, Chemistry or Bio, fret not you have a bright future as a lawyer, accountant and town planner.

Siap mengaku tak score langsung subjek Sains, sampai ada budak tanya 'Kak, macammana nak drop Biologi untuk SPM sebab tak minat?'

Oh did we say something wrong here hahaha.

Ok bila ada budak tanya 'Takde jodoh ke bang?' dekat Arief Dato' Mahbud bila dia bagitahu kami satu sekolah dari tingkatan 1-5. Dan menyampaikan jawapan kecewa kepada tukang dengar 'Dukacitanya, jodoh kami hanya sampai tingkatan 5.'

But the best part is, ada budak bercita-cita nak jadi suami Rawd Xii Anna. Kahkah, tersembul mata kawan aku gamaknya.

Dapat free magic show lagi from the student 😎😎😎

I think this is the last session. We did outrun the time by 30 minutes. But it was fun, it was really fun. My two teammates can testify I was the most serious speaker. I told the students, "Accounting is boring."

But the fun part, I told them I took my exam at Old Trafford (hahaha).

Then after we finished our session and we got 5 stars treatment from the teachers (I do love them!) and Tupperwares as a gift (very practical), we decided to walk down the memory lane. We went to see our old classes (aah) and the compulsory main gate picture as above.

Crashing into the last class. We did take the pictures at (literally) every other class. But suddenly everyone was swarming into this class (5C) if I am not mistaken, and we decided to take pictures (posing as student, kah?) and did a mannequinn challenge.

I was quite surprised with the free style pose given by us in this picture (courtesy from Ayu).

It was really really a wonderful time spent with my friends and teachers. I did meet my homeroom teacher, Puan Molizah Alis. She is now the assistant principal.

And oh my, the teachers looked exactly the same 20 years ago!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Breakout 5.5.2017

It has been ages that we meet and gather together with the geng lunch buddies. The majority of us took half day in the afternoon just for this session (lunch and having some fun).

I need this session really badly because I have been working non-stop and really need a stress buster.

Someone commented when I said I am currently attached to my GM,
"Oh ada orang tahan dengan Puan ** ya. Malam dia tu macam siang."

Which is exactly true that I do bring my office works back home, and all of it are like urgently needed tomorrow. Or half an hour before a meeting, I will be non-stop preparing and editing my GM's presentation.

So yeah, I really need the geng lunch time.

Decided to meet up last week and had a lunch at The Library Coffee Bar. Kak Elin came, which was something that we look forward, since it was not easy to meet her, after she resigned from the company.

Missing Aini and Azni. We will do this again with the whole bunch ya.

 Love that our geng lunch do not have any diet restriction, and it's all about makan-makan. It is always about eating together and enjoying food. Good food and good company.

I love the selection at this restaurant. Varities of desserts as well (hehehe).

Oh yow, from hungry to full.

And tentatively, we decided that we want to have some family entertainment. I got some jitters going to Breakout at Nu Sentral (sort of escape room game). Quite a few of my friends look sick, somehow. We decided to try the game for fun.

Hmm, there were quite a few characters to choose from. I believe Aini will love this, let us pray for her recovery ya.. :)

We decided that we should try for the lowest difficulty rated room available, but unfortunately, the rooms were booked. So we got a room with 7/10 difficulty (sob sob).

The Secret of Hocus 

While tracking the elusive trail of mysterious criminal magician Mr. Hocus, you’ve acquired the Wand of Atropos from the Organization. This wand is one of the most powerful ever crafted, along with the Wand of Mythos and Wand of Alectos, which are rumoured to be in the possession of Mr. Hocus. You’ve also uncovered a secret theatre where you believe he has kept all of his magical possessions, including the other 2 wands of power. However, the Organization says that to destroy his powers, you will need the combined powers of all 3 wands. With this knowledge, you and your team venture deep into the depths of Mr. Hocus’s secret theatre in hopes of ending his regime of crime once and for all. 

Difficulty level: 7/10    

Oh well. Bolehlah nak cuba, since the next session will be at 4.30 p.m. We were quite short of time, since we need to go back home and start our duty as home minister. 

 We were screaming by the end, since the room just went pitch black.

Oh, actually the door was unlocked. And yeay, we managed to breakout around 53 minutes.

We had different characters; left-right - assassin, time bender, healer, Gemini, Oracle, lock master and light holder
I would suggest the most is the power of time and Gemini (since Gemini can choose any power he/she wants), so decided to duplicate the power of time. Hence the extra 10 minutes (or else, the game will be finished at 45 minutes).

My character is Assassin, but they ran out of stock on the badges. Since Semah was brilliant in this game (we had sheer luck with Semah), and in honour of her sheer luck, I decided to take the lock master badge, yeay!
Let us have this session again in the future!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Once upon a time in Manchester...

These two sweet ladies were my ACCA classmates back when we were in Manchester. I was glad that I got to reconnect with them, because their thinking and maturity are beyond their age in many ways.

We were in the same class, and we clicked instantly. Maybe because we are from Malaysia, and my first time meeting them was in a P1 Class: Professional Accountants. Then, when I continued my second semester, Farah was able to join the classes with me, and Ifah repeated her papers.

It was really quite a few number of students in the advanced class (optional papers), so we struggled really hard to pass the papers.

Anyway, what I would say was the maturity by both of them. For their age, at that time, which was like 6 years ago.. I was really astounded and still is by the way they gather their thoughts and speak up. Ifah was the one who is actually, at that time make her time for her duha prayers (mind you, she was not wearing any head gears or tudung) and that really shifted my perspective.

I was in the main stream school being in a good boarding school, and later entered a private university with arrays of characters. Thus, there are not many that still pray consistently. Because of Ifah, I started to do my duha. It was not easy, but alhamdulillah, I have been consistently doing it for the past 6 years. I was glad that Ifah decided to dons tudung past few years back.

As for Farah, she is still matured beyond her age. I received many wisdom words from her that I cherished. She has really excellent viewpoints on many matters, and she is wise.

I am glad that our friendship has been more than 5 years.

Farah mentioned we were in our pinks and blues. Somehow, the picture tells a lot about how we might sychronised our sitting (in fact, we have not done this intentionally).

Both my girls are in audit (yes, forever their blood is written in the audit department), and I am the only one who is doing technical reports as of now ^_^

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Congrats Suzen!

And those rare moments where you know your friendship will last for a lifetime.

Monday, 10 August 2015

This set of friends

This set of friends have been through thick and thin with me.

We got to know each other during our university days. And even though some of us decided to study in Malacca, and the other half went to Cyberjaya (during the campus restructuring), we still remain close friends till now.

One of our friends, Faezah (or, we fondly calls Paie), quitted MMU, and changed to another public university - due to financial costs.

After university, we reconnect with each other, and it was heartening to be with them. Most of us are still with our same usrah circle, which is quite a feat, since we have left our studying days for more than 10 years. So of course, even though, this is a small gathering, it is something more to us.

We used to go to the town after we finished our semester exam, because we got too stress out. We went there by a bus.

And we went to visit historical sites in Malacca - yes, there was a picture of us in a museum, snapping a picture under a public sign "No camera is allowed." I do think that people would think us weird, hiking the hills with our baju kurungs.

This set of friends. So many cherished memories.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Laksa Dewy yang sedap: 5 April 2015

Mini gathering dengan rakan-rakan darjah 6 dahulu. Yang pastinya, sangat drama menunggu hidangan utama sampai. Alhamdulillah, tercapai juga cita-cita hendak merasa laksa kawan sekolah yang sangat-sangat menggugat kalbu.

Terima kasih Huda kerana menjadi tuan rumah. Antara kawan yang paling lama tak ketemu selepas darjah 6. Masing-masing membawa haluan sendiri. Dari Australia, balik Malaysia selama sebulan untuk persediaan PhDnya.

Dan, dalam ramai-ramai tak terjumpa juga, adalah Fatin. Jauh di Johor sana..

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Just for a friend who is tying the knot tomorrow

Dear Nyza, our childhood friend. A simple gift for you.

I have decorated the box rather elaborately, but hope you love our gift. Wishing you the best in the hereafter, as well.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Hello Amina Yasmin

Assalamualaikum dear baby, welcome to the world.

You have a loving mom. Congrats Ifah for your new bundle of joy. She is my closest friend in Manchester.

Saturday, 6 September 2014


Last week, with the Merdeka celebration, spent some times with friends and families.

Attending aqiqahs, weddings and even a house warming. Sharing the joys with our closest, that I hold dear in my hearts. Of course, it was with such warmth and joy that I had connecting with old friends that I have not met in years, or celebrating a wedding of my cousin.

Those above have become my favourite pics. It was not easy to capture the expression of this young boy. My ex-schoolmate held an aqiqah for her 6-month old daughter. I find the swing was elaborately decorated, and after mingling with my friend, I started to put Faiq in it and start clicking away.

And this picture always bring a smile on my face. I did not realise how much I love this bunch of people. We got reconnected after losing touch for so many years. Love that baby Raudhah.

Isn't it amusing not to find that my sister does not look alike me in this picture, but my cousin looks like me? I suspected because of the spectacles and the same face pose. Anyway, congratulations Kamilah ^_^. She is my cousin by marriage. My aunt married a widower with 6 childrens.

And the elaborate aqiqah set up goes to Nida and her newborn baby boy. The event was held in a famous restaurant, and we had nasi arab as the main dish. Nida was my primary school friends, so could you imagine the years that we have not seen each other? This is the first time after more than 20 years.

She just gave birth 7 days ago in this picture *ark* Please do not say that I stored fat.

After months of planning with the warm host, Suzen, finally we came to her house for the housewarming. The apartment was tastefully decorated and I do love the fact that this picture shows the depth of our friendship.

Good food, good company.