Monday, February 03, 2014

Less than a minute read

I have no idea what to write ......

We just came back from our Dubai holiday though... which is all right. Very expensive there, food, transportation... almost everything so definitely would not be going back. Just can't afford it.

Other than that, I have nothing to say. Well nothing that is gonna incite anger and loathing... hahah...

Hope everybody is well.

And happy.

Ta-ra.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Demam and painful massage and tayar pancit and jam depan rumah... WAAAAAAAAA !

Aku adalah officially lunyai sekarang ini.

My demam still tak hilang. Aku rasa bertambah teruk because semalam dah keluar hingus and kepala dah makin sakit. Yang bestnya, aku dengan suara serak, dengan muka yang orang dok tegur pucat le , nampak sakit le, kena sign MC staff. Saya demam ni kak, nak balik katanya. Sigh....

Anyway aku adalah lunyai setelah dihempuk, diuli, dilipat dan segala macam 'di' yang ada oleh Bibik. I remember only asking whether she could urut my head sebab kepala aku rasa macam nak pecah masa tuh. I had taken too many painkillers and they don't really work. So thinking that urut is the best alternative, I asked her. Menyesal pulak sebab it turned out she could do it, in fact she is the official urut-er of the bibiks on this street. Menyesal came when it ended up aku sampai bukak-bukak baju and my whole badan was massaged. Hard. My screams which turned to pleadings to soften it a bit was ignored. "Nanti tak jadi kak, kalau bibik buat perlahan kak..."

WAAAAAA !

While the experience was harrowing and oh so painful, the result is good. My body, especially my head is lighter.

Alhamdullilah. Only... would I ever go down that road again ?

Hmmmmm........

Anyway semalam for one reason or another, my tayar kete pancit. Luckily it happened very near home so I decided to just go home and get my husband to deal with it. Aku demam pun kan ? But who would have thought that I couldn't get to my house on account of the jam orang ambik anak sekolah ? I was like 1 minute from my own gate but I couldn't get there. Cars were inconsiderately parked at the side, so the road became smaller, yang mana tak pandai bawak kete makan jalan melampau, so the lane going the opposite way became too narrow for other cars to pass by, cars ahead were stuck for some reason, and I was in the middle of it all. With a flat tyre.

After some time and seeing the situation is not going to change, I called Kamil who as usual yell at me first. Then he walked to me, saw the state of the tyre and berated me some more. Aku dengan runsing, dengan demam, dengan penat rasa macam nak lompat dalam swimming pool our neighbour (yes I was that near to my own home, I could see the neighbour's pool) and just stay there. Not surfacing for air.

Dasat tau perasaan itu.

He somehow managed to squeeze the car in that narrow, narrow lane, sensors beeping like mad all the way, pi stesyen minyak and the darn tyre refused to inflate. Kena bubuh dua-tiga das lagi before he started hauling the spare tyre out.

Dalam tension tahap tak boleh blah dengan dia, timbul ikhsan bila tengok peluh mencurah-curah turun dari kepala. Apparently hair is kawasan buffer peluh. So without hair, peluh will just pour down straight away. Macam hujan you.....

He straight away drove to a mechanic to deal with it. No stock pulak so I had to wait until it arrives at 10 am today. So now, I am waiting at home for the tyre to come.

One good thing about it is I get to rest for awhile.

Always look for the silver lining. Sometimes, you just have to force yourself to.

Kena taruh pun, I must say thank you to Kamil who dealt with the situation for me. Cuma darling, boleh tak jangan marah ? Please ? Sebab bukan salah I pun..... Salah tayar and salah orang yang kurang budi bahasa bila time ambik anak sekolah. They only thought of their own comfort, their own senang, and never thinking about orang lain. Nasib baik takde ambulan yang nak lalu. Or fire truck ke.

Ta-ra.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Post demam

So aku demam. Since Thursday. But tak leh nak cuti sebab most of the managers cuti. So one manager had to duduk and mind the office. Aku ler tuh. Memang aku tak cuti pun sebab late January nanti baru I am having my holiday. Oh happiness !

I have tonnes of work that I could not seem to complete. I am panicking right now because I am sick so I can't concentrate. The deadline is oh so very near.... and getting nearer. I need a clear head to complete my work but all I could muster now is sheer wooziness.

So why am I writing now ? Well because I could talk crap here and nobody would penalise or get upset  with me. This is my domain and I can basically do whatever I want... heheh.....

Just wanna doze off.

Btw, demam pun I honoured my BFF's little breakfast party to celebrate her birthday. It was nice to see my girl friends again. To be with a group of people and not talk about work.

Afterwards because my body ached so much, I singgah pi reflexology. That was nice and provided e with the comfort I so needed.

Okay. That is it for now.

Ta-ra.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bibik ku

I don't remember if I actually updated on Bibik's status. Our rayuan with FOMEMA worked where her results were audited and they find that whatever scars she has were actually old ones. So she get to stay, Kamil did her Visa and all already. Done.

I generally do not mind her. What I do mind though is her disturbing me in the kitchen. Pantang apa aku nak buat dia mesti nak take-over. Kalau aku start rolling pastry nak buat pie, she would push me aside and take-over. Kalau aku goreng ayam pantang aku lepa jap dia dah check ayam tu and yang paling tak best if she turns it over before she should. 

Just now I was supervising Adik making brownies. Tak berjaya sebab apa saja Adik buat, she would push her ke tepi and she would do it. Sigh... camtu baik aku tak yah train anak aku kan ? Baik aku train dia aje.

Hari tu we celebrated both of my brothers-in-law's birthday at my house. My sister, CT masak nasi goreng as favoured by her husband. Tapi, Bibik pushed her aside, started doing it and as claimed by my sister doesn't taste as how she wants it.

Sigh...

Another thing I don't like is her cooking what I cook. I usually make pastas and chops and pies when I get home. However lately, there were numerous incidents where I had to change my menu or worse, makan aje kat luar because Bibik made the same thing yesterday or the day before for lunch. She can make lasagnas, my meatball sauce, heck even my minestrone now.

Now, I don't mind that she makes them for my kids but it would be good if she refrain from making them when I am around. I cook those food because they are fast. I could quickly prepare them as soon as I arrive home from work, just in time for dinner. Especially on the days when my kids have mengaji. They have to eat before 8 so pastas and chops are the fastest and easiest.

Aku tak sempat nak buat kari or sambal or sup tulang. Nak buat sayur lagi. You do it lah because you have all the time to do it. I don't ! So bila anak-anak dah makan pasta or chops for lunch, I had to masak nasi pulak malam. So selalunya, I would just buy nasi goreng or whatever.

Soalannya, how could I tell her ? Susah kan ? Kecik hati lak karang. And aku memang malas nak buat orang yang duduk satu rumah dengan aku merajuk. Dah lah baru-baru ni, there were some problems that arose due to mulut2 yang membawak cerita. Tersangkut paut pulak aku and Kamil and dia and maids rumah MIL. Oh yes, dia ada lah sedara-mara maid MIL and she was brought in pun by her.

We defintely have communication problem as I rarely could understand what she says and vice versa. Kang aku cakap lain dia ingat benda lain and people are usually wont to ingat bend yang bukan-bukan instead of benda yang baik. 

So aku akan diam. habis citer.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Weekends

So lately there were many good movies on show. The new Hobbit, 47 Ronin, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty... all good. All worth the RM12-14 we spent per person.

I especially loved 47 Ronin because it was such a noble and sad story. Having Keanu Reeves in it helped of course. I must get the number of his plastic surgeon. He looked like he isn't over 25 when in fact he is twice that age. Amazing.

Walter Mitty is thought provoking. I loved it. It made me think, it made me look deep inside, it made me self-realise. So it is good. 

We went karaoke-ing with my siblings plus all the kiddos during Christmas. That was so much fun. The weekend before that we went to have breakfast at the Westin with my family. That was really nice and cheap considering we forego lunch and dinner.  Today we went to have Dim Sum. Just the four of us, though. So it was very quiet and sedate. Although my children made me laugh loads. 

Kamil as usual looked like somebody who just came along. Not really a part of us. More like somebody hitching a ride with us, who we took pity on and invited him for Dim Sum. He was quiet as usual, very detached. Busy with his mobile... But he did make us take the new bridge from Ampang Park to the Intermark though. It was lovely. Very pretty. We took pictures on the bridge and then again when we cross the bridge to get across Ampang Park. We took pictures there too. KL is really pretty. 

We have done the back to school preparation. Kamil is also preparing to move to a new outfit. So come 2nd January he and the kids have their first days.

Yesterday, the two of them were having their 12 millionth bicker. In the middle of it, Abang asked Adik, "Why are you so ugly ?"

Without missing a beat, she answered with "You are clearly blind. I am fabulous...." Hehhehehe. She said it with so much confidence, daring her Abang to disagree. Which Abang didn't.

Anyway, I said to them that I remember how much they loved each other when they were small. I told them of however Abang was busy running around with their cousins, he would always take some time to say hello to his sister and acah-acah dia.

So, what happened ??? Abang answered, "That was before I know how to get annoyed, Mummy... And she annoys me plenty." There you go... sigh.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

What I thought of in Gurun

I was in Kedah for a week. Tiring. Plus deflating and disappointing really. I can't discuss that, though.

Anyway while I was there Adik had her 10th birthday. And today is Abang's 13th. They grow so fast. No point waxing lyrical about that. I should rejoice with their maturity and growth instead of feeling emotional, eh ?

Anyway, Kedah is nice, people very friendly and tersangat-sangat berbudi bahasa. The place is also beautiful. Sometimes, development doesn't have to reach all corners of the world, right ? I like what I see in Kedah. 

Watched the Note Book while I was there. Well, not all. I caught snippets of it here and there. I have never watched the movie, but I read the book and loved the book. Apart from the story line, I also loved the copy I have itself because Kamil bought it for me. At that time, we weren't married yet. He bought the book while in Perth with his dad. He only bought me that book from that trip because he said I would appreciate it above else.

Haha... True. 

So you could see that the Note Book is rather nostalgic for me.

That is why when I saw the movie, I was surprised to see a scene where on their first date, they decided to walk instead of riding in the car with their friends. From that walk, just the two of them, they actually got to know each other and became a couple.

I was surprised because that exactly what happened with Kamil and I. We were 16 or 17 (I have no idea) and it was Raya (so cliche....) and we were at a friend's house. I knew he likes me, he made that very obvious. Very much aware of our friends watching us and whispering about us, I decided to walk home eventhough I initially came in Isa's car.

So when I informed them that I was walking, I saw Kamil looking up at me. He was putting on his shoes at that time. So I turned, and started walking amidst my friends' protestations and pleadings to get in the car.

As I went out the gate, whose footsteps actually fell next to mine but his ? I somehow expected that to happen, him following me but I was thinking that I'd rather that than facing my friends' teasings and queries in the car.

Why was I so serious about it pun ? I mean it was not the first time boys showed interests in me after all. But somehow he made me nervous and out of sorts. 

Anyway, so there we were walking on the very first day of Raya (entah kenapa kami tak balik Penang tahun tuh) from Seksyen 4 to Seksyen 8, talking and all and found a place to sit down to talk some more and somehow that day we became close. Eventually we became a couple.

So it was nice to see that. I menyampah tahap gab an with him sometimes, that husband of mine. But moments like this reminded me why I love him so.

Alahai... feeling lah pulak... Hehhehehe.....

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Tuanku.

Hari ni Sultan Selangor's birthday. Happy birthday, Tuanku !

He is a kind Tuanku and bestowed us, his subjects, with a holiday. But alas, I went to work. Hehehehhehe...... Well.... am okay sebab I will be getting replacement leave. No point pun kalau nak cuti hari ni sebab tak leh ke mana. Everywhere jammed up ! I was in KL just now and KLCC was just sepelaung from where I was having my meeting. But the road was so freaking congested, what should be a 5 minute drive looked like could turn to an hour. So malas nak go through that so kami balik.

Kami is Kamil and I. If I ever have to go to KL, aku akan cari jalan for me not to drive. Hehehehhehe.....

So we went home, tapi singgah spital jap sebab Kamil's skin is riddled with rashes. Or something of that effect. Then singgah Mydin pi makan sat then home. And tiduq.

I really do not know why kalau cuti aje aku akan automatically tidur siang. Kalau kat office tak ngantuk pun...

Anyway, bagus gak aku tidur sebab I am hiding from Bibik. She asked me to deposit 100 bucks to her kids back home since Sunday but sampai sekarang I just couldn't find the time to do so. We have gone through this process 4 times this year and every single time she expects me to do it like that very day. But I can't ! The process although is short but the waiting ! I once had to wait more than an hour for my turn ! Aku kan keje. 2 hours is precious, especially for me people like me who has to clock every hour spent.

She has taken her gaji until April next year pun, so ni kira aku bagi aje kat dia. Sedekah. But still she gets upset if I don't do it immediately. First time masukkan tu memang I did manage to do it pronto, tapi the second time, aku langsung tak terbuat. For days the realisation that aku tak settle hal dia dawned only once I saw my staffs pack their bags to go home. Eh, dah boleh balik ? Eh, duit BIBIK !

Gitu lah.

Bila aku mengaku aku masih tak berjaya masukkan duit she would give me her sob stories and all. Although dia tak tarik muka, her evident sorrow to yang aku tak boleh nak handle.

So after that I took to lying that I dah masukkan and then came the hide and seek ler.

Lebih-lebih lagi aku rasa waiting for 1 hour just to hantar 100 bucks, macam tak worth it je.

Apa-apa pun I am glad she is around. She is a good one sebab tu aku took the soft approach of.... beating around the bush. Tak sampai hati nak marah pun, kan ?

We had a good scare last month when her FOMEMA tak lepas for her permit renewal. Mula lah aku tension and dok start pikir for alternatives. Admittedly we do not need maids anymore, what with Abang and Adik dah besar. But...... sapa nak teman Adik kat rumah kan once she comes home from school ? We would be okay without a maid by the time Adik masuk sekolah menengah. Masa tu, she and Abang would only arrive home around 5pm, so they would only need to mind themselves for 3 hours the most before we get home.

However for now, we need someone at home to teman dia.

Anyway, Alhamdullilah, our rayuan at FOMEMA worked. Her results were audited and they agreed that she is healthy after all.

So until then, please let this Bibik stay ........ And let me have time to deposit that 100 bucks tomorrow.