Showing posts with label twin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label twin. Show all posts

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!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Aini, sang pejuang

Mungkin ada yang tidak tahu bahawa kembar saya, Aini, sedang dalam fasa pemulihan kerana strok. Disahkan menghidap strok pada 4 Februari lepas, dan masih lagi tidak boleh berjalan sehingga hari ini.

Aini, kembar saya yang sentiasa kuat walaupun ditimpa pelbagai ujian.
Seingat saya, Aini tidak pernah tidak sakit. Ada saja sakit yang akan bertimpa, dari rhumetoid arhtiritis, kemudian cyst. Pernah juga ditimpa sakit mata sehingga perlu ke hospital, dan ada juga beberapa sakit lain.

Semangatnya kuat. Hari-hari Aini tanpa gagal akan ke fisio. Dan Aini sudah memulakan fasa cuti sakit berpanjangannya.

Dan ketika PBAKL berlangsung, penulis kegemarannya datang ke KL. Ya, berapa kali sudah dia sebut, ingin bertemu. Lalu kawan kami, titipkan autograf untuk Aini dari Tere Liye.



Semangat selalu Nurul Aini, titip Tere Liye

Saya pula, mungkin tidak ke PBAKL, biasanya pergi dengan Aini. Rasanya sangat pelik bila tidak ada Aini menemani. Dia kuat hasut saya membeli buku. Antara kaunter yang akan kami pergi, PTS dan Jemari Seni. Dan ya, tahun lepas Creative Enterprise pun termasuk dalam senarai.

Moga cepat sembuh Aini.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hari ke 26 di hospital

Sangat istimewa kerana dapat ketemu dengan Afi, kawan usrah semasa di MMU dan Zarid, bff lunch.

Aini memang rasa seronok sangat kawan rapat bertemu dengan beliau.

Dan Aini menunjukkan perkembangan yang sangat memberangsangkan dari sehari ke sehari.

We are always praying for your health Aini. Go go!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

I love this hadith

Sungguh menakjubkan urusan seorang mukmin, semua urusannya adalah baik baginya. Hal ini tidak didapatkan kecuali pada diri seorang mukmin. Apabila mendapatkan kesenangan, dia bersyukur, maka yang demikian itu merupakan kebaikan baginya. Sebaliknya apabila tertimpa kesusahan, dia pun bersabar, maka yang demikian itu merupakan kebaikan baginya.” 

(Hadits shohih. Diriwayatkan oleh Muslim, no. 2999 dari Abu Yahya Shuhaib bin Sinan radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

You hang in there, Aini

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Saya budak MRSM

5 tahun bersekolah di 2 MRSM. Kalau dahulu, MRSM terdiri daripada MRSM menengah rendah dan menengah atas.

3 tahun di MRSM Pasir Tumboh, Kelantan. Saya banyak belajar mensyukuri nikmat di sana. Berapa ramai yang boleh mengaku rakan sekolah anak penoreh getah atau pesawah padi? Berapa ramai boleh cerita kawannya duduk jauh di kawasan pendalaman, dengan jalan tanah merah datang ke sekolah (duduk bersama) menggalas harapan keluarga?

Saya teringat semasa di tingkatan 2 atau 3, membantu menjaga kaunter pendaftaran untuk pelajar tingkatan 1. Kaunter disusun mengikut pembayaran seperti koperasi dan yuran. Ada seorang gadis datang bersama atuknya, bertongkat dan kemungkinan besar tidak nampak. Bila disebut berapa yang perlu dibayar pada tiap-tiap kaunter, si gadis akan memegang tangan atoknya dan berkata, "Atok, kena bayar banyak ni (sambil menyebut jumlahnya)". Lalu si atuk dengan gigih akan mengeluarkan duit dan membayar perbelanjaan cucunya itu.

Saya sangat terkesan dengan peristiwa itu. Sudah lebih 20 tahun saya pertama kali mendaftar sebagai pelajar MRSM, tetapi peristiwa yang ini saya masih ingat untuk saya mensyukuri nikmat yang sedia ada.

Alhamdulillah, dengan rezeki yang Allah kurniakan, beserta harapan dan doa ibubapa, saya dan Aini mendapat keputusan yang cemerlang semasa tingkatan 3. Maka, kami mendapat tawaran melanjutkan pelajaran ke MRSM yang menyediakan Program Khas Pendidikan atau lebih dikenali sebagai kategori MRSM Bitara.

Kami ke MRSM Jasin. Dan alhamdulillah, sekali lagi Allah bukakan mata, bahawa kami ini pun bukanlah pandai mana. Ada orang terlebih-lebih pandai. Cabarannya di sana adalah, you are not the best, but you want to be the best! Maka haruslah pula buktikan kita kena rajin untuk mendapat keputusan cemerlang.

MRSM Jasin ketika itu pengisiannya banyak menjurus ke arah agama. Sampai sekolah kami digelar MRSM Agama. Zaman dahulu bukan macam sekarang, mana orang tahu pasal agama sangat.

Kenangan di MRSM, banyak, tak terbilang. Entah hendak nak mula dari mana. Syukur Allah pilih saya jadi budak MRSM. Alhamdulillah, rakan-rakan jadi manusia.

Dan dengan ini, saya sangat terkejut apabila menerima SMS Isnin lepas bahawa Fawwaz mendapat tawaran masuk MRSM! Malahan, Fawwaz tidak dipanggil temuduga pun! Masya Allah, sampai terkesima saya beberapa hari menatap surat tawaran atas talian.

Saya bertanya bekas-bekas guru saya juga, malahan bekas guru Geografi saya, Cikgu Azah berkata, "Itulah rezeki yang tidak disangka."

Mungkinlah agaknya Fawwaz pula akan teruskan tradisi jadi budak MRSM. Wallahu'alam.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

PBAKL 2014

Ambil cuti rehat semalam dengan Aini. Nak pergi buat stock take untuk buku revision anak-anak dan tambah bahan bacaan Bahasa Malaysia. Memang PBAKL ini acara tahunan kami, senang sebab banyak diskaun yang ditawarkan untuk buku dan pelbagai hadiah menarik disediakan.

Gerai yang wajib pergi, tanpa gagal setiap tahun:
  • Sasbadi
  • Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia
  • PTS Publication
  • Gempak Starz
  • AnaMuslim
  • Jemari Seni
  • JS Adiwarna
 Sampai sana jam 10. 30 pagi, singgah dulu di kedai Ain Maisarah, dan beli set novelnya.

Satu set: 8 buah novel, 4 buku kecil cerita pendek, 2 poster, 4 button badges dan 1 buku nota berharga RM 150 (harga asal dalam RM 190++). Saya bahagi dua dengan Aini. Ain Maisarah adalah antara penulis yang saya dan Amni minat dan baca buku-bukunya. Jimat, kan gitu? Ibu dan anak suka.



Aini comel tengah pegang beg Hero dari kedai Ain Maisarah.
Kemudian, singgah pula di gerai Sasbadi. Hmmm, siap ada Lego di Sasbadi rupanya. Harganya jangan cakaplah *_*. Sambil-sambil itu, semua buku kerja dibelikan untuk anak-anak.

Sasbadi ada menerbitkan komik Sains, saya beli satu untuk anak-anak baca.

Ohmoo... ini pula penulis seterusnya yang memang saya dan Amni baca siri popular beliau, Dear Yayah. Puan Farihah Iskandar, siap keluarkan buku baru siri Dear Yayah. Amni pula pesan belikan komik Dear Yayah dalam Dunia Didi terbitan PTS. Disebabkan saya memang baca, saya pun beli siap dapat tandatangan kak Farihah dan button budge satu.

Ini pula, dah second round terjumpa kak Lily Haslina Nasir. Ya, saya membesar dengan buku beliau. Dia baru melahirkan anak bongsu Airis, berumur 14 hari. Kelakar katanya, misi di hospital ingatkan ini anak pertama beliau. Bila dikatakan tidak, misi ingatkan Airis anak tabung uji. Anak sulung kak Lily dah berumur 21 tahun. Memang kakak kita ni tak pantang langsung.

Terus saja beli buku baru beliau, siap kak Lily yang bukakan plastik dan sain terus. Hahaha, kemudian baru saya bayar.

Antara lambakan komik di PTS. Banyak juga saya beli di sini, untuk lengkapkan koleksi Dear Yayah. Fawwaz baru pesan komik lain. Aduh, nanti beli di rumah pula.

Bila datang masa hari kerja, senggang sikit nak ambil gambar posing comel-comel pun tak segan. Tengok tak beg tarik dan beg lipat itu? Dah penuh, rasa nak patah pinggang. Tapi gigih tarik sana sini. Rasanya orang lain ada kot dengki tengok saya tarik beg, tak larat nak bawa buku banyak-banyak. Sling bag pinjam Amni punya.

Gerai terakhir, singgah di JSAdiwarna. Sayalah peminat setia kak Noor Suraya. Dan amazingly, kak Su masih ingat saya 5 tahun yang lepas. Kali terakhir ketemu kak Su di PBAKL tahun 2009. Dan kesemua buku kak Su saya beli secara atas talian atau di kedai. Memang tidak mengecewakan.



Cukup-cukuplah tu Aida.... *_*

Friday, 19 April 2013

Bracelet(s) attack!

I was actually browsing the Pandora catalogue (I actually find it beautiful but very pricey), when I Googled 'handmade bracelet' and found this wonderful site: Crafted by Mei.

I found her handmade jeweleries are clean and one of a kind. I actually e-mailed her to buy a bracelet, but found out it was just sold out. Since she caters for customisation, I asked whether she can make bracelets for me.

Mei is very professional in her works, and it is easy dealing with her. Out of the 2 bracelets that I asked for customisation, I was quite particular on one of the bracelets, but it turns out beautifully. I also asked about other available bracelets since I want to buy for my 3 other sisters. She is really helpful in the customisation process and also reserve other bracelets that I booked.

The customisation process is also quite easy, you can pick an example in her site, or you can draw your own and ask her to cater it based on your own taste.

Even after I have confirmed my orders, the payment can be done through Maybank / CIMB. She even replied to me saying, if I have to use a cash deposit machine, and since the machine does not accept small notes like RM 1, then she will post to me the balance of the money. I find that this effort build customers' trust towards her.

Anyway, I have received the bracelets yesterday, all pictures are credited to Mei's website:

The first customised bracelet, I changed the charm to a cage charm.

Another customisation made by her, and since I love contra colours, I asked for a mix of bright red and blue. Then I add on a dove (means freedom to achieve) and a book (since I am a bookaholic), and A & F for my name and my husband's.

Cloud Nine: this makes me thinks of Alyaa, since she usually prefer a not elaborate piece. And the could seems like reaching for the sky! Go Alyaa go!

Night Sky: This one is more like Aini. Quite more details than Cloud Nine. And I know Aini will love the flower.

Papillon: A simple piece for Afiqah, I love the butterfly and the cage charm, for me means beautiful freedom. That is why I requested for a customised bracelet with the same charm.

Some sort of sisters bracelets, eh??

And Mei took 2 weeks to deliver these items, since she need to customise my pieces. Thanks for such a wonderful customer service.

Now I would say, support handmade jeweleries from our local country.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Shopping at Ho Chi Minh

A trip to Ho Chi Minh City was planned last year with my mom and my sister from 15 to 18 March. Then my 2 office mates tagged along.

We didn't even plan to visit historical sites. I thought that maybe we have some times to visit the Chu Chi Tunnel on Sunday, but one of my office mates arrived a day later due to her passport had less than 6 months validity.

Thus, we need to focus on shopping. Ho Chi Minh is a shopping haven. Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) is accepted here, alongside US Dollar (USD) and Vietnam Dong (VND).

The best coffee is in Ho Chi Minh. I am not a coffee lover, I do not like to drink coffee much. Just once in a blue moon. But the kopi ais here is to die for. They even sell the famous Kopi Luwak / weasel coffee (which I doubt is not halal). We just drink other types.

The night market beside Ben Thanh. You can scout for halal foods. Notice how many Malaysian are there? There are lots of shops offering baju kurung, kurung moden, jubah, telekung and tudung. Even the sellers can speak Malays. According to my mom and my sister, when they visited Ho Chi Minh previously, there are not many shops selling Malaysian things.

Inside Ben Thanh market, the famous daytime market. The coconut drinks is a must try. It costs us USD 1, but it can be shared between 2-3 people.

The fruits. Aini and my mom saw Mat Sallehs eating durians. The fruits here are fresh but quite expensive, especially durian. My office mate love fruits, hence she had been buying the fresh fruits on daily basis.

Handicraft items inside the market.

Acres and acres of laces (also inside Ben Thanh).

My mom and my office mate being guided by the tourist police.

Since my mom is the master of price haggling, we had the best price in town. I learned from the best when it comes to haggling, and this trait is passed on to my sister and myself. We even asked for three quotations, in MYR, USD and VND to get the cheapest one.

Here, we stop at a shop because my office mate need to buy lots of kains for her whole family. I think, if my two office mates come alone, they might pay the steep price when buying things.

Inside Saigon Tax Centre. A tourist wrote that the price is cheap here, but my mom think otherwise. I do think that people who shopped here are really not good in getting the cheap price to buy souvenirs.

The flowers here are fresh and beautiful. This one basket just costed around RM 18. This was found outside Ben Thanh at night. The flower seller was waiting beside the road for people to buy his flowers. 4 stalks of roses cost around USD 1. The seller could not speak English, thus he showed us the amount of money we need to pay when we asked for the price.

Went to Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Sightseeing on the last day after 3 days of non stop shopping. Hahaha.

The gardens. Nice eh?

Around Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.

Last picture on the way back to the hotel and off to the airport. The flower bouquets.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

International English Language Testing System (or better known as IELTS)

In one of my Facebook status, Farra did mention about IELTS, or the short acronym for International English Language Testing System.

For your information, there are actually two types of IELTS exams: (1) Academic module, and (2) General Training module. For working oversea, countries like UK and Australia will require for you to take the General Training exam.

As for me, I sat for my IELTS in 2009, with the Academic module, since I was applying for UK placement to do my post graduate studies. Most universities require IELTS as the mandatory document for entrance. I did write about my experience for IELTS in this previous post: Allah works in mysterious ways.

I didn't buy any reference materials for my IELTS exams, and do bear in mind that the exam is quite expensive. I am not sure about the fees nowadays, but during 2009, it was around RM 400+, then in 2010, I did read somewhere it increased to RM 500+. I use online resources for my reference. You can just google around the word IELTS, and it can do wonders. I studied during my 1-2 p.m. break in the office, and it was a stressful experience, since I haven't taken a test for such a long time (at that point, my last test was in 2002, for my final exam in MMU).

The grading for IELTS are based on bands, and the highest band is 9, with the lowest band at 0. The scores for every 4 section of IELTS (writing, reading, listening and speaking) are different from each other. The result will be out for the 4 components, but there will be the final average score for the test. The band marks have a variation of +/- of 0.5 for each component.

The bands in IETLS are as follows (source: Wikipedia);

9Expert UserHas full operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
8Very Good UserHas full operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7Good UserHas operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
6Competent UserHas generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5Modest userHas partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4Limited UserBasic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in using complex language.
3Extremely Limited UserConveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations.
2Intermittent UserNo real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs.
1Non UserEssentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
0Did not attempt the testNo assessable information provided at all.

Since this is just a basic understanding of the score, and most universities require a score between 5.5 to 7.0 for university's placement.

Thus, the 4 sections are divided as follows:

1. Listening section 
This is actually a basic test, the invigilators will play a CD / tape recorder and we need to listen REALLY carefully to it. Usually, there will be conversations between two peoples, and short passages, thus you need to be prepared to have your hearing aid (your ears) to be clean. The invigilator will usually play the conversation / passages twice, thus if you did miss quite a few answers on first listening, do not fret since there will be replay.

The type of questions are objectives and fill in the blanks.

The listening test has 4 sections, with 40 items. The exam lasted for 30 minutes.  

2. Reading section
There are lots of passages to be read, tonnes of it, that if you do not know how to speed read, learn now. It will be useful during the exam. Questions consist of objectives and fill in the blank sections. It was quite hard if you do not read lots of books, since the variation of words in the passages are tremendous. Sometimes, I just went 'Ehhh' at certain points, because I have to reread the passages to get the answers.

What I did was, I read the questions first, then I answer. Trust me, it was much easier that way, so you know you have to search for answers to the questions.

It consist of 3 sections, 40 questions and the exam is 60 minutes.

3. Writing section
Before entering the exam, I did read a lot on essays by other IELTS candidates, thus I also read the comments by the marker to get a better understanding on the mistakes of the essay.

There will be 2 types of questions:

(a) Graph / pie / chart / statistics - any kind of graphic visuals that correlates with numbers, that you have to try and practice writing for all types of visuals.
(b) A general opinion question, which in my revious post, I did mention that the topic was: "Should rich countries give money or services to poor countries?"

I find the writing section, even though the questions, were OK for me (yes, I read a lot of current issues), I thought I would score higher for this section. I was wrong. After getting my result, I noticed that the writing section for IELTS actually need us to know lots of variation for words.

For example: the line shown in the graph is static (thus, some of static's word variations: do not fluctuate much, maintain stagnant, does not show any movement, do not increase or decrease, not climbing, no upward or downward trends). That kind of word variations. Because, for the examiner, if you keep repeating static, and you cannot use the variation of words to describe it, thus it will be boring (that's my own opinion).

The writing section is in 60 minutes, and you have to complete the 2 tasks with count of words between 150 - 250 words for each tasks.

4. Speaking section
The speaking section will be conducted like in 2 days time after we finished sitting for our listening, reading and writing components (these 3 tests were taken in one day).

The speaking section, for Malaysia's IELTS was different than the questions that I researched for the speaking section.

The speaker will give a cue card for us to start conversation with him / her. My topic was 'Library', thus the speaker will start throwing questions on this topic. It was sort of interesting, since I was not really that prepared for this section. I was actually dumb struck, when I found the test was way different than what I found on the Internet.

Some of the questions for my cue card;

What do you think about library?
What resources you can get from library?
What is your favourite library? Can you describe the structure, layout and architecture of the building?
How to attract people to come to library?
What are some of the efforts to increase people's attendance to library?

Trust me, you have to speak fluently in this section. If you have lots of 'Errr' moments, then it will somehow affect the speaking marks, thus lower your band mark for this section.

The speaking section is between 11-14 minutes.

After you finished your exam, the result will be out in 2 weeks time.

I have never revealed my IETLS score, but I do have the certificate. Thus it was ingrained in my memory clearly, haha.

The final score:
Listening: 7.5
Reading: 8.5
Writing: 6.5
Speaking 7.0

Overall band score: Band 7.5

I was in between Band 7: Good User - Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning and Band 8: Very Good User - Has full operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Comparison between my friends of the famed Gang of 4: Lynn, Kak Tini and Aini, I was in between them. Lynn was the highest at band 8.5, Kak Tini was at Band 8, and Aini did score high for the IELTS, even though she did not study at all.. warghhh.

Thus, all of us, based on reading from Wikipedia, are eligible to attempt to enter Oxford University, since the requirement is Band 7. I noticed my dream college, London School of Economics, require Band 7 or Band 7.5 (aahhhh, my dream is to study in LSE).

My sister, Alyaa, who has a Degree in English Literature, did mention her friends scored between Band 8 / 8.5 / 9.0 (the requirement for her course was to score Band 8 and above). Thus, her MUET is so 'kacang putih' that she scored Band 5 out of Band 6 (again, I stress, the requirement of her course for MUET is that she has to score Band 4 and above).

IELTS should never be underestimated. Since my friends, love to read, thus we did learn a lot of new and complex words. My youngest sister, Afiqah, improved her English by reading Harry Potter series, which is fiction, thus never ever underestimate the power of reading fiction books.

Some of the interesting facts that I also found on Wikipedia:

Countries with highest averages

In 2007, the top five countries of residence with the highest average scores for the Academic Strand of the IELTS test were:[3]
  1. Germany
  2. Malaysia
  3. Philippines
  4. Russia
  5. Hong Kong

[edit]Results by first language of candidate

The top 5 language-speaking (or nationality) groups that achieved the best results in 2007 for the Academic Strand of the IELTS test were:[3]
  1. Tagalog
  2. Spanish
  3. Malay
  4. Hindi
  5. Telugu

Isn't it nice to know Malaysia has a high command of English language? *wink*
P/S: I hope this long post will help people out there to get a better view on the test, from my perspective as an IELTS candidate in 2009.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Red is my favourite colour

I think I have pass the phase that all those pastel colours or just plain soothing colour are not my taste anymore.

I use to love light blue so much, but now, when I try to pick a thing within that colour, I found other colours such as red much more lively and vibrant.

As for my baju kurungs, I have passed the phase where I need flowery patterns on my kain. I prefer much more abstract patterns and more vibrant colours. Let say, I prefer the vibrant colours when I hit 27. Thus, the kids' wardrobe also consist of more strong colours.

Eh mengarut pula sampai wardrobe colour choice kan? The point is, I got a red purse from my mom & Aini yesterday. They just came back from Perth. And oh wow, it seemed that they hit the nail when they gave me a red colour purse. My old one just went to the dustbin, due to the usual tear and wear (where the tear was more prominent in my case, that my hubby did give me some money to buy a new purse).

And I love it, love it, love it! They told me that the purse is very cheap, though I am liking more the fact that I got a new red purse to match with my red handbag and red laptop backpack.

Anyway, just uploading the kids picture (sekadar selingan), since we went to Mines to watch Madagascar 3 last Saturday. BTW, Fateh wore a t-shirt with Cars cartoon characters based on his own request. The kids enjoyed the movie very much ^_^

Gambar selingan...

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Hantaran umpama bakso cinta

Hari ini dihabiskan dengan menggubah hantaran bertunang untuk adik iparku pula.

She has a very specific theme (maroon & cream) in mind and she shows me what kind of gubahan hantaran that she wants. Huhuh, pendek kata, ini ala-ala demanding customer. Ok, fine... kalau tak, mahu kakak ipar dia pecah kepala fikir konsep apa.

7 dulang hantaran:
  1. Baju kemeja
  2. Kain baju melayu
  3. Quran
  4. Kek
  5. Buah
  6. Coklat
  7. Sirih junjung


Ini saya namakan lapik dulang bakso cinta. Ahahah. Sebab saya teringat bakso cinta Kang Azzam dari Ketika Cinta Bertasbih. Dek kerana bentuk polisterinnya yang unik menyebabkan saya dan Aini berpeluh-peluh menyiapkan lapik dulang ini.

 
Ini kotak berbentuk hati untuk mengisi sirih. Sebab adik iparnya sudah ada ideanya yang tersendiri, maka kakak iparnya sudah tentu akan accommodate request adik iparnya. Customer is always right, eh?

 
Ini pula bekas untuk hantaran buah. Saya nak cadangkan dia bagi hantaran epal merah. Sesuai dengan tema merah hatinya itu :)

 
Ini pula kotak untuk mengisi baju kemeja, kain baju melayu, dan senaskah Quran.

 
Kotak untuk coklat. Katanya nak beli Ferrero Rocher.
 
 
Gubahan yang sudah siap. Cuma barangnya masih belum ada.


Thanks buruh paksa @ buruh kasarku, Aini kerana dikerah memberi idea dan membantu :P.

Oh kotak-kotak tu (termasuk kotak berbentuk hati)? Saya dan adik ipar beli di sebuah kedai Jepun bernama Daiso terletak di Jusco Bandaraya Melaka. Harga satu kotak hanya RM 5!

Soalan teka-teki; Berapakah jumlah mawar merah yang saya gunakan untuk keseluruhan hantaran?

Hadiah: Sebuah komik keluaran Gempak Starz.
P/S: Lupa, kalau buat teka-teki ni, biasanya saya bagi hadiah :P

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Hari yang produktif

"Kak Aida boleh buat kan?" tanya adik iparku.

Dah adik ipar tanya, takkan nak cakap tak boleh. Nikahnya bulan depan. Mujur bagitahu nak nikah, kalau tak, merajuk tak sudah abangnya - adiknya bertunang pun boleh tak dikhabarkan kepada si abang di seberang laut.

Hari ini hari produktif. Kena paksa cuti sebab ada AGM kat office. Jadi belilah segala perkakas menggubah barang hantaran. Mujur Aini tolong, kalau tak, mahu terbalik nak siapkan semua. Barang semua beli dekat dengan rumah je. Senang. Kalau tak cukup barang, boleh saja beli bila-bila masa. Lepas tu biasalah, dah habis gubah, mulalah idea Aini suruh tambah itu ini... adeh deh, penat tau.

9 dulang hantaran
  1. Jam
  2. Wang hantaran
  3. Coklat
  4. Minyak wangi
  5. Mekap
  6. Telekung sembahyang dan sejadah
  7. Gadget elektronik - kemungkinan telefon bimbit
  8. Sirih junjung
  9. Bunga pahar

dan (tidak termasuk 9 di atas): Mas kahwin dan cincin.


Ada 9 dulang semuanya, ada juga yang belum siap, macam telekung sembahyang belum lagi dibelikan. Pilih kombinasi warna kuning dan biru, sebab ada officemate Aini kahwin hari tu, cantik betul gabungan warnanya.

Sirih junjung nanti akan kugubah jua.. huhuhu..

Hantaran minyak wangi.

Hantaran mekap.

Hantaran jam.

Hantaran coklat (nanti masuk dalam mangkuk kaca).

Bingkai gambar untuk bingkaikan draf bank. Mudah dan praktikal.

Hantaran cincin dan mas kahwin. Nak terbalik menggubah bunga wang kertas 2 malam berturut-turut. Mujur komen suamiku dan anak-anakku serta Aini, "Cantik!" Alhamdulillah. Tapi kalau ada sesiapa nak upah suruh buat dengan upah yang berpatutan, bolehlah.. heheheh

Soalan teka-teki saja suka-suka: Berapakah nilai wang kertas untuk mas kahwin di atas?

Disclaimer: Aini tak boleh jawab sebab dia tahu berapa nilainya.. :P