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Goodbye Ramadhan, Hello Eid

I will be on holiday the whole of next week. Will be at my grandma’s place in Penang most probably from Monday to Friday, so I really hope the traffic jam would be tolerable.

Approaching the end of Ramadhan one would usually feel a little bit sad, or sayu you say it. It is during Ramadhan that we get to do things that we rarely get the chance to, on normal months. Like having a proper sit-down dinner (and sahur) together with the whole family (and I don’t mean just the 3 of us of course!). On normal months, one sometimes gets hungry before another, or one is watching the diet, so dinner time is hardly fixed.

On this Ramadhan also, Imtiyaz got used to Babah going to the mosque at night, and claims to be Mama’s hero then, for having to look after Mama. I know he is looking forward to be a ‘big boy’ to be able to follow Babah “soyat at the mosque” (solat at the mosque).

This is also the 7th Ramadhan without my dad around, to wake me up for sahur, to remind me each night without fail to recite my niat puasa and to lead the tarawikh & eid prayers at the local mosque.

This Ramadhan also, I see some relationships being mended, some gone sour, some has even ended. Deep down in my heart, I pray for the well-being of those affected.

As Aidilfitri approaches, I would like to wish all muslim a very blessed eid, and to cherish every minute of it. Don’t let the traffic jams, or the crowded R&Rs along the highway, or the irresponsible drivers, even any kind of diarrhea that might occur due to the massive eating spoil your day! 😉

Take care!


September 26, 2008 at 11:07 am 6 comments

So now I know…

I have always been blessed with good skin (thanks to the genes I guess). Survived my teenage years with very minimal breakouts and never had to buy any type of acne creams.

I’ve always received questions on how I take care of my skin, to which I don’t have a proper answer because I only do what most people do.

Kadang2 the basics pun malas! 😉

Once, while abroad, someone commented,

What you have been eating had to be right – just look at your skin!

Which is why, when my skin suddenly have these breakouts, I freak! It’s not THAT much I know, just a few across the chin and when I run my hand across the face there’s tiny rashes all over.

But I am really freaking out. I spread Lucas’ Papaw Cream & Vitamin E Oil last night, together with the antibiotics prescribed by doctor. It doesn’t spread so much now, less bumpy, but far from smooth.

Yikes! Now I know why people would have low self-esteem when facing such problem. Eventhough not so noticeable to the outside world, we ourselves know, and despise it.

I hope this is just temporary…

September 24, 2008 at 12:21 pm 6 comments

Bumpy Me

My face has been bumpy since Saturday, with small tiny rashes especially on the chin. It’s not itchy, but it doesn’t feel good either. It irritates me like hell! Must be some allergic reaction to some food I had over the weekend.

Just hope it goes away a.s.a.p.

Apart from the face, my left thumb is bothering me as well. Not sure if it’s the joints, or ligaments, or whatever fancy name you call them. And it just happened. I didn’t do anything to trigger the pain, as far as I can remember.

Just hope it goes away a.s.a.p.

Not a very good start to the week, I know.

September 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm 2 comments


Imtiyaz wanted to help me switch off the bedroom light last 2 days. His Babah was away, so it was just the two of us at home.

After he switched off, I carried him down and he saw his Babah’s picture on the wall.

I want Babah… I want my friend…

Is Mama your friend too?

No, Mama is Mama Yang’s friend.

Makes me wonder what does ‘friend’ actually means to him. 😉

p.s. Mama Yang is what he calls my sister.

September 16, 2008 at 10:03 am 8 comments

Exotic, it is!

According to Wikipedia,

Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ([ˈaɪslənd]) (Icelandic: Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland (names of Iceland); IPA: [ˈistlant]) is a Nordic island nation in the North Atlantic Ocean between mainland Europe and Greenland.[1] It is the least populous of the Nordic countries and the second smallest; it has a population of about 320,000 (1 July 2008 estimate) and a total area of 103,000 km². Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík.

Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale; this defines the landscape in various ways. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate climate relative to its latitude and provides a habitable environment and nature.

And according to WikiAnswers,

Exotic means unusual and different, foreign but exciting. It is a positive word, and usually connotates beauty and wonder as much well as strangeness.

So there. If all goes well, the whole KL office and offices in Europe & the US of A will gather at Reykjavik mid November. I am soooo excited! Previous gatherings were at several major cities in Europe, so Reykjavik is really a welcoming surprise for all of us.

I mean, who would have thought I would (insyaAllah) land on Iceland one day? 😀

September 12, 2008 at 10:05 am 8 comments


During Ramadhan, I get lesser sleep than usual, and me, being me, when I don’t get the much needed sleep, I feel, and ACT awful!

Snap here, snap there… not good.

Kesian orang2 yg terpaksa berada di sekelilingku…

But anyway, yesterday’s news from the office did inject some excitement… (but still sleepy, nevertheless)… we have just confirmed where we’re going this November for the annual gathering – an exotic location no one thought of actually! 😉

September 11, 2008 at 9:14 am 9 comments

The Traffic Light

This morning, when dropping off Imtiyaz at school, his actual class teacher was the one waiting at the drop-off area.

She excitedly told me,

We were learning about traffic lights yesterday, and I was so surprised when I was just telling the class what Yellow is for, Imtiyaz shouted “Get ready to stop!”

She was expressing her surprise so many times, praising the boy.

Well… truth is teacher, traffic light colours is one of the most common conversation with Imtiyaz in the car! 😉

September 5, 2008 at 11:05 am 8 comments

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