Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Little Princess turns 3

We had a small birthday celebration for little Khalisya this evening at her taska. The teachers were kind enough to let us celebrate at the taska along with Khalisya's friends.


Its been a wonderful year for little Khalisya ....


 I'm a lllitle bit moody & cranky .... 


A birthday gift from the teachers. She unpacked the gift, gave it to her nenek and played with the paper bag. She's more interested with the paper bag than the content. That's my Khalisya alrite ... *LOL*


Catz: Grow my little one ... may Allah bless you always ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An End to a Misintepreted Good Intention

Nobody really ask how and why it started. No one really care. At least they should tell me to my face.

Sigh ... I'm demotivated.




Catz: ... and I thought sharing is caring ...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ouch It Hurts!

I fell off a plastic stool while putting my little one to sleep. My back hurt like hell. What happened to the stool? Yeah, it's broken alright *LOL*

an exaggeration of the broken stool 

Cats: Its a sign to start with a weight loss program ....

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Solemn Goodbye to My Great-Uncle

Al-Fatihah to our great-uncle, my gramma's brother, who passed away yesterday.

I was at work when I heard the bad news. "TokYin meninggal dunia ...". Mak called to let me know. Her mind was a complete mess as she was in the middle of preparing for today's event at home. Mak said Abah kept a long silence in his car, alone. He took the news quite hard as he's the closest nephew and they look so much alike.

However, the event today must go on despite the bad news. Abah and my bro went to pay the last respect. Me and Mak had to stay home for the event. Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat dan ditempatkan dikalangan insan-insan soleh yang diredhai Allah.

Catz: Inalillah ....


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lunch at RedWok

Last Saturday the family had lunch in our favorite halal chinese restaurant, RedWok, Bandar Baru Bangi. It was not the first time we're there. We've been a frequent visitor to this restaurant due the delicious food & open atmosphere. Nothing much to tell about the trip so I'll just photoblog on what's on the menu ....


A panoramic view of RedWok, Bandar Baru Bangi
Check out the website  http://http://redwok.wordpress.com/


Even the little one was so happy to go there ....


The main dish ...Siakap Deep Fried with Thai Chille Paste


 Apart from the fish, we ordered (from left) ... Sizzling Tofu, Mix Vegie, Bankok Tom Yam Soup with Milk, Kung Poh Chicken with Yam Basket, Butter Crispy Prawn & Prawn Fried Egg Thai Style ... Check out RedWok's menu here.


My drink selection ... Ice Blended Sour Sop.
Somebody once told me, Sour Sop juice is good for those who are trying to conceive .... i loike! :)



Catz: eat till we drop ...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Outings

We had two invitations last weekend. The first one was En. Amad's Majlis Tahlil & Doa Selamat. So we drove to Kota Perdana, Bandar Putra Permai only based on his address and a little help by Google Map. Fortunalety, it was easy to find.

Next visit was the wedding of our ex colleagues, W.A.Akhnaz & Norlina at KGPA, Bukit Kiara. Thanks for inviting us guys. We got to meet some of our old friends and colleagues. I met few of my clients too.


 Agar-agar kering ... token from the Bride and Groom ...


Back from KGPA, Encik Hubby made some calls and we end up driving to Bangsar Village to meet my niece and SIL.  I have lots of fond memories here. There's a mosque next door where Encik Hubby and I used to visit when we were still courting. Across the street, there is Bangsar Village II, a boutique shopping centre, sort of an upgraded extension of Bangsar Village. There is a skywalk bridge connecting both shopping malls.

It was just a short visit, just to meet up to say hello. We've decided to head back home when Khalisya start to get cranky as she wanted to play with the escalator.


Catz: ....


Friday, November 16, 2012

Just As I Am

I came across this banner in fb.



The author created the page to support the "International Petition for the Adoption of World Down Syndrome Day as United Nations Observance Day from 21 March 2012". 




The author created this video to help encourage expecting parents to save their child.


I can't help but to think about Khalisya after watching this video. I only knew about her condition merely seconds after she was born. And if the doctor could detect her condition before she was born, I'm still gonna give birth to my precious one.

Syukur Alhamdulillah, I have all the physical and mental support that I should have. And of course, despite the denial from our love ones, we managed to gather our strength and redha with her condition.




Catz:  Allah tidak akan membebankan seseorang melebihi kadar kemampuannya.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Maal Hijrah 1434H

Salam Maal Hijrah to all my readers, friends and neighbors. Wishing you happy memories of the past and great beginning of the year. May this year brings us more barakah and rahmat from Allah. Ameen.


Catz: Rabbi Yassir Wala Tua'ssir

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Emping Padi

Bila sebut perkataan "emping", ramai yang berkerut dahi. Mungkin ramai yang tidak berpeluang menikmatinya. Kalau search di Google Image pun, kebanyakkan image yang keluar adalah emping keropok yang agak terkenal di Indonesia. Emping yang dimaksudkan adalah emping padi.

Masih lagi teringat kali pertama menikmati juadah traditional yang makin dilupakan ni. Abah lah yang introduce emping kepada saya. Masa tu masih lagi di bangku sekolah rasanya.

Minggu lepas, somebody bawak emping ke office. Our beloved Kak Mas yang tolong sediakan untuk dihidang kepada colleagues yang lain. Obviously, memang ramai colleagues yang tak penah dengar apa ntah lagi tengok emping padi yang telah siap digaul dengan kelapa dan gula tu.

Read more about emping padi here.

Emping yang sedia untuk dimakan .... 


Catz: sedapnye ....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Diwali's Delight

To all my Hindu friends and neighbours ....
Brighten the season with your smiles ... spread cheer, spread laughter. Happy Diwali!

  Festival of Lights


It's been over a month since we last tasted Mak's cooking. And since she's back in town, she's been cooking like almost everyday. For today's Diwali's holiday Lunch specials, of course there were fish curry, family's long time favorite. Too bad my brother cannot join us. Lauk simple je tapi makan bertambah-tambah. *LOL*


 
Simple dish je ... kari ikan merah, ikan tenggiri goreng, sayur sawi, ikan masin talang & sambal belacan bacang. Yang takde dalam gambar is bubur kacang dengan durian. 



Lady Astronout in da making .... macam horror movie pun ada sikit-sikit
Khalisya makan pouridge with potato and carrot aje ... sesedap mana neneknya masak pun bukan dia makan pun ....Susah sikit nak bagi dia makan today, since troat dia bengkak kiri & kanan, its kinda hard for her to swallow hard food.



Catz: SSllluurrppp!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Demam Lagi

My little one demam lagi. Seisi rumah kena batuk-batuk. These few days mmg ramai yang datang visit my parents dan ramai juga yang batuk-batuk. Musim orang balik haji memang biasa macam tu selalunya.

Poor Khalisya asyik demam je, baru je baik demam.


Sempat lagi pose senyum dlm demam demam tu!


Khalisya dah boleh sebut "Kakak", she's referring to her second cousin yang actually sebaya ... physical size je tak sama :)


Catz: Ibu Khalisya pun rasa macam nak demam ...

Friday, November 09, 2012

Doyan Fiesta Langat Style

During today's elongated lunch hour, I followed my colleague to Kampung Jawa, Hulu Langat to pick up the pre ordered door gifts for her niece. We stopped for lunch at a riverside venue called Pohon Bamboo. It has a cozy atmosphere and a nice view of Sungai Pansoon.


Gerai biasa je, we all yang tak biasa dengan view sungai yang tak sampai beberapa meter dekatnye .... 


After lunch, we all headed back to the office and singgah kat gerai durian on the roadside. Kupas sebiji OK, but the second buah tu dissapointing betul. Nasib baik bayar murah je.


We stopped again at a busy roadside somewhere in Batu 9, Cheras. This time, not at all disappointed! Superb. The 4 of us ate 6 biji in 20 mins ... dasat tu.


Catz: mode mabok doyan

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Chef Jimi in Action

Encik Hubby was on Selamat Pagi Malaysia, TV1 slot 28 October 2012. Since we do not have PVR, I managed to record the live telecast using my mobile. Itu pun berebut-rebut dengan Khalisya. Ok lah daripada takde lansung.

Chef Jimi (the name that the Lady Host called him) appeared dalam segment Demonstrasi Masakan Sempena AidilAdha bersama Chef Zainal.

his specialty .... fruit and ice carving


video
the video snippets I managed to edit ... sorry, the quality of the video is kinda erm u know ...


Catz: Semoga dipermudahkan urusan Encik Hubby

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Welcome Back Kok Aji

My parents are back from Hajj around 2:00am this morning. Apart from the coughing, they are well in themselves. I'm just so happy that they're safely back and Khalisya seems so extremely excited to see her Kok Aji & Ajah Dede (Khalisya's language for Atok-Kok and Nenek-Dede).

Thanks to friends and families who came to visit. And a million thanks to my gramps and auntie for the dishes they brought for us to enjoy together.

I'm kinda tired as I don't really get enough sleep today but Khalisya slept like a log despite all the noises around her.


 A pose with the abaya jubah her gramps bought from Mekah.


Another gedik pose from my little one with the sunglasses. Owh ... the sunglasses was a gift from Drypers Drypantz.


Catz: Rabbi Yasir Wala Tu'assir

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Arabian Lunch Date

It's been raining cats and dogs here in SK lately. Despite the weather, somebody decided to treat us an Arabic cuisine in Sana'a Restaurant, an ordinary looking Yemen & Arabic Restaurant which offers a great taste of good food. I guess better than Saba Restaurant.

Grilled Chicken with Mandy Rice which everybody ordered.

Btw, thanks for the treat my fellow colleague, and Congratz for the promotion.

The rain pours as we're enjoying our superb grilled chicken. This was the part where we wanted to sing "Rain rain go awak come again another day".

Even with the severely pours, we have to head back to the office.


A view from our speed boat


Catz: a speed boat adventure and the rain pours down in a million rivers ...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Aidilfitri Day 2, 2012

Alhamdulillah selamat sampai di Kuantan around 2 pm. Dapat berita yg my BIL tgh critical di ICU HTAA so lepas check in terus he ke hospital. Sayu pulak hati tgk keadaannya.
Almost semua adik beradik Encik Suami on the way kemari setelah dapat berita yg sama. So we all pun sambil beraya sambil ke hospital menjenguk Abg Ngah.
seronok budak kecik nih...


Catz: sukanye dier ...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Biskut Raya

Tergerak hati pulak tahun ni nak buat kuih raya sendiri. Keadaan tak berapa mengizinkan untuk borong kuih-kuih tunjuk seperti tahun-tahun lalu. (Hopefully keadaan ini akan reda selepas raya).

 "Baik kau buat je kuih sendiri, tak banyak belanja"... memang betul kata mak, memang tak besar belanjanya ... cuma kena korbankan masa & penat lelah lah sikit.

Alhamdulillah dah empat malam berturut-turut saya berkesempatan membuat kuih ... bertambah juga la serba sedikit koleksi kuih raya yang tak berapa nak ada tu.


Catz: don't under estimate me eh, tak pandai masak tak semesti tak boleh buat kuih ... hik hik

Monday, July 16, 2012

Trip to Besut

Outstation ke Besut last week. Since dah bermati-matian menyiapkan kerja untuk trip ni, masing2 dah tak larat nak drive. Nasib baik dpt naik flight. So flight dari KL ke KT lepas tu drive dari KT ke Besut, lebih kurang dalam 1.5 hours. Lepas juga lah rindu pada KT, sebab dapat singgah di Teluk Ketapang untuk SCT (Sotong Celup Tepung) & KLCC(Keropok Lekor Cicah Colek).


East cloud ... memang selalu cantik ...


Catz: penat juga walaupun tak drive ....

Lunch Entry - Takmo Turun!

tak mo turun!
Asal bukak je pintu kereta, dia dah masuk dulu. Tak nak turun pulak tu, ingatkan ibu nak pegi mana lah agaknye. Ni la antara sebab ibu Khalisya selalu lambat sampai office hehehe .... *alasan*


Catz: ....

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Selagi Ada

Payah sungguh nak cari parking kat office sekarang ni. Selagi ada ruang, walaupun seinci, ada je kereta mencelah. Kalau time lunch, bukan sekadar double parking je, tripple parking pun ada.


freestyle parking ...

Catz: naik motor pun parking penuh ....


Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Rooftop Prince


I've completed this one a day after the final episode was broadcasted in Korea. My motivation for watching this was of course the main actor, Mickey Yoochun. Yoochun's acting has improved from his previous drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal. The chemistry between the leads, Yoochun and Han Ji-Min were undenieable and the Joseon ducklings was absolutely hillarious. All in all, this historical-fusion-drama was quite entertaining with an interesting storyline. All those who like to watch time-travelling movies/dramas would love this one. As for the ending, it was heartbreaking to learn the truth and they did a really great job wrapping it up.

Genres
Historical, fantasy, comedy, romance

Episodes
20

Storyline
A prince from the Joseon era travels to present-day Seoul with a special team he put together in order to solve the mysterious death of the woman he loved. To his surprise, when he arrives, he meets a woman that looks exactly like her. However, it's not only the princess who has a modern-day doppelganger, but everyone including the prince himself. (courtesy of Kimchidrama)

My Rating
4.0/5.0


Catz: Watch it online at Kimchidrama

Monday, June 04, 2012

Wasted Talent

I came across a blog that blogged about a local box maker that ruin her wedding doorgift orders. She also quoted some more complaints from her blog readers about the same box maker. I had the same experience with the same box maker four years ago. I was just lucky that I live somewhere near to Nilai3 where there are lots and lots of other alternative.

This box maker has a website and currently it is still active I guess, his last entry was 6 months ago. He's work is pretty good, custom made chipboard box, with affordable price but such a wasted talent he had since he stood up a lot of his clients and never appologize.

Sample chipboard box

 
Catz: what a waste ... 

Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Pox

My little one got chicken pox.

I've been anticipating for this to happen since the last kenduri we went. Today is the 3rd day after the first spot visible. Fortunately, up till today, she's behaving like she's not sick at all ... alhamdulillah.

What pox?

Catz: I might catch the pox also since I haven't got it before ... hehe

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Moon that Embraces the Sun


I've finished watching this historical drama weeks ago. My motivation for watching is the storyline and of course the famous Han Ga In. For me personally, it is the best periodical drama so far for 2012.

Genres
Historical, romance, fantasy

Episodes
20

Storyline
The Moon that Embraces the Sun tells the story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the crown prince, Hwon. Her enemies, jealous of her family's position in court, schemed against her and wrestled away her rightful place as crown princess and nearly takes her life. Years later, an embittered Hwon meets Wol, now a female shaman who has no recollection of her past. 

My Rating
4.5/5

Catz: Watch it online at Kimchidrama

Makan-Makan for a Friend

It's been a while since the last makan-makan entries. I should have posted a lot of makan-makan-in-the-office-entries since my room is located in front of the main pantry where almost all the makan-makan-celebration took place in the office.

This time the makan-makan is for a fellow officemate who resigned to be an entrepreneur. Good luck and all the best my friend.

Itu tulisan icing buat sendiri da ...

Catz: everydah ada makan-makan ...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Khalisya's Hospital Visits

Up to this month, Khalisya dah dua kali warded di hospital ... in January di Hospital Pakar An-Nur and in April di Hospital Putrajaya. Both admittance was due to different reasons. Ada one morning around 3am in this month, we all kejarkan Khalisya to ER Hospital Pakar An-Nur due to breathing difficulty. In May jugak, Khalisya kena severe diarrhea for two weeks, berat pun dah turun almost 2 kg. After 3 kali visits to Paed, baru lah ok. Tu pun Dr suggest susu Pediasure untuk Khalisya since she's a picky eater.

So all in all, up to May sahaja, including physio visits, Khalisya's hospital visits dah lebih dari 10 kali.

Kena cari supplement untuk kuatkan antibodi Khalisya neh .....

Walaupun admitted ... posing tetap posing hehe

Catz: jgn demam-demam lagi tau ...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rusted Skill

Lately, kena la menggilap semula skill programming saya yang dah karat nih. Dateline makin hampir tapi tenaga MMP dah makin kurang, so MMP antique macam saya ni terpaksa la turun padang sekali. Nasib baik minat tu masih ada, cuma kekaratannya dah agak tebal, ambik masa sikit lah untuk diasah semula.

Not as rusted as this fella ...


Catz:  agaknya lagi 20 tahun, ingat lagi tak coding-coding neh?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Single Handed

I fell over nine days ago. All the force went onto my right hand as obviously I didn't want to land on my injured knee. My hand was very painful and I couldn't move my elbow at first. I had it examined by two doctors based on the result of the x-ray. I was told that I fractured my radial head bone (somewhere at the elbow) by the ER doctor who attended my case and right away I was referred to an orthopedic specialist. Only by looking at my x-ray film (not my hand physically) I was told that I didn't just fractured my radial head bone, but also it was dislocated from its original location (which I think it's true since I can feel something was twisted when I fell).

of course this is not me ... i have somewhat a
similar cast  for my hand


catz: dang its so hard using only one hand

Friday, January 06, 2012

Sebuah Kehilangan ...

My MIL kembali ke rahmatullah jam 7:25am yesterday morning. Semoga rohnya tenang disana dan dicucuri rahmatNYA. Untuk hubby, kuatkan hati, redhakan pemergiannya.

Kesebelas-sebelas adik beradik Encik Suami sempat pulang menatap wajah arwah sebelum dikebumikan. Alhamdulillah.


Mentari merah menjadi teman sewaktu convoy
balik ke KL petang tadi ...

Catz: al-Fatihah ...

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Warded - New Year in Bed (HPAN Day 4)

It's been four days since Khalisya admitted to HPAN. There's nothing special on New Year's Eve last night since all of us spent our night here in HPAN. Here in Bandar Baru Bangi, bunyi mercun pun takde last night, very calm and quiet, like any other nights.

Dr. Khairul (subs Dr. Arbayah) came to visit this morning and recommended Khalisya to proceed with the suction procedure since the weezing still ada kedengaran and her mucus yang agak pekat untuk dikeluarkan sendiri. 

She went to bed early since kepenatan struggling during neb & suction sessions ... poor little princess.

Catz: Mungkin esok discharge ... yeay!