Sunday, December 29, 2013

Birthday Cake

I wanted to buy a birthday cake for my little munchkin this morning. I walked into a local bakery under the assumption that the cakes there will be a lot cheaper. There were only a few cakes left and since I’m too lazy to go the ‘branded’ secret cake house, I stayed and picked a so-so-design rainbow cake. “Nak tulis apa apa?” she asked me. I said “yes” and started writing ’Happy Birthday Khalisya’ on a piece of paper. The cake was brought to the pantry for them to pipe the words on it. The young girl came out in a few minutes saying that the cake was faulty and cannot be sold to anyone. Then I chose a bluish ‘Minion’ choc sponge cake. For a minute there I thought Khalisya would love the design on the cake. And when I asked about the price, the young girl look at me deep into my eyes and said that she didn’t know the price and the person in charge was not around for her to ask. Duhh! I walked away straight to the ‘branded’ secret cake house and got me a Red Velvet cake.

Red Velvet cake for Khalisya

Happy Birthday my little munchkin .... 

Catz: thought of helping bumiputera miniaga .... 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

There Goes My Wisdom Tooth

I've been having pain and infection caused by my upper right wisdom tooth. I had it remove today. I won't say it was a painless procedure. Despite the quite painful jab for the local anesthetic, I can't imagine going through the procedure without it.

When the numbness are gone, I can feel the absence of my wisdom tooth.

Catz: no more pain ...

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The Kahaani

It never crossed my mind that we gonna get lucky this weekend. I thought we will sleep in the maid's room or at least the staff's room but instead we were given a spacious and luxurious guest room by the pool. I heard that the room rate is RM1,500 per nite. We're so lucky!

The Kahaani Malacca is a boutique villa that offers a well-dressed suites with personalized butler service. Formerly the official residence of Malacca state Governor, The Kaahani is a symbol of prestige and class, promising an irresistible pleasure and elegant lifestyle -

From a corner of our spacious room.  I was mesmerized not just by the size of the room, but also the  gadget and furniture that comes with it.  The room also provide full Astro channels with home theater and surround sound system.

Even the little one love the ambiance.
This afternoon, we had the pool all to ourselves.

Catz: Awesome hubby's outstation trip ...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Status: Thank You

You know what else would motivate me to go to work other than being paid?
Feeling appreciated and respected.

Catz: *whistle*

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Story of a Signboard

A friend of mine posted a very familiar photo of hubby’s hometown signboard. And that photo brought us to an amazing discovery. Her mom is actually hubby’s cousin. Wait a minute … that makes me, my friend’s auntie?

Wow, back then during our college years, we've never thought that we’ll be related someday. Since I’m married, I only knew few of hubby’s cousins, one of them is my friend’s mom. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen my friend at home when I went to visit.

And what made it more amazing is … my friend’s uncle (her mom’s brother) was the former CEO of one of my client’s company.

The power of social media!

friend ... i borrowed your insta photo yea!

Catz: what a small world ...  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bila Hujan Dah Turun ...

Turun je dari office, terkejut tengok air dah naik. Kereta dah jem sana-sini, masuk tak boleh, keluar pun tak boleh. Nasib baik, kereta di park di tempat tinggi, so tak ditenggelami air. Nasib baik jugak ada jalan rahsia keluar ke The Mines yang tak ramai orang tau, hanya penduduk sekeliling je yang tau. Berjaya jugak keluar pulang ke Bangi walaupun ikut jalan jauh.

... perlu lebih hati-hati untuk park kereta dalam musim hujan camni .... 

Catz: kereta baru je cuci pagi tadi *sigh*

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Weekend At Work: LSI Session I @ Residence Hotel Uniten, Seri Kembangan

So, as the title goes, I'm spending this weekend working. This is my first LSI session after attending DESCUM training few months ago. DESCUM stands for Development of Standard and Curriculum which is the method used to develop National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS) by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK).

As a PDL for NOSS Development facilitator, I need to attend 3 LSI sessions before I'm eligible to apply for  the title. So, I still have 2 more sessions to go.

Fortunately Khalisya is at home with her gramps.

The location ... Residence Uniten

Catz: ....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Starbuck Wannabe

A colleague sent us this image ...

Since we're not able to join them there, we've created a similar ambience ...

Catz: nice coffee :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Weekend Splash @ Teh's

Couple of weeks ago, we went to my SIL's at Mentakab for her youngest son's reception. Since hubby was working half day, so it was a late arrival for us at Mentakab. And of coz, hubby's favorite masak tempoyak ikan patin, dah tinggal kuah je. :) Upon arrival, we're amazed of the new pool Teh built for her grandchildren. Khalisya was pretty excited to see all her nephews and nieces playing in the pool. Since its getting dark outside, we've decided to spend the night at Teh's.

 The next afternoon, my BIL was kind enough to cook his signature dish 'masak tempoyak ikan patin' for us. It was superb and we even brought back some for my parents.

Teh's pool is surrounded with her fauna and flora. She sacrificed her precious flower gardens for her grandchildren. 

 Khalisya was too excited sampai tak nak get off the pool 

Khalisya and ayah ... rite after this photo was taken ... I fell flat on my back near the pool ...

Catz: *Ouch*

Sunday, March 03, 2013

My First Pandora

I've been wanting to own a Pandora bracelet for so long but it's just not in my budget. It's somewhere at the top of my wish list, but nowhere in the priority list. I've been admiring it for quite a while now. Every time me and colleagues walked passed the Pandora store, we will stop to look around.

My brother surprised me and Mak yesterday by getting us a bracelet each. Like a dream come true, angan-angan yang jadi kenyataan. Macam tak percaya je. Definitely a big freaking surprised for me! So as of Saturday, 02 March 2013, I'm officially a Pandora owner and am looking forward to adding more charms to the bracelet in the years to come.

I have no idea of what was in the white paper bag since I was so busy entertaining Khalisya and I forgot to read the sign in front of the paper bag.

My own ...

Catz: Sgt suke ok!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

So Long, Farewell

Finally, after more than 13 years together, I have the guts to say goodbye. I'm moving on with my life without them. All the memories that we have, I'll cherish for life.

"There are reasons we met, reasons for the good and bad times, and more importantly, a reason to an end." - quote 

So long, farewell and goodbye my Citibank credit cards!

Catz: zero debt? achievable?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Like Father Like Doter

I'm not a big fan of motorcycles. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it is the mean of transportation I will avoid. I do not encourage my love ones to ride motorbikes, but both of 'em love it so much. Even my little princess will get excited just to hear the sound of the engine. She recognized the sound of her father's motorbike. She even recognized our Pak Guard's Modenas.

 'Doodoo' ... that's what she calls it ...

Khalisya & Ayah on the 'Doodoo'

Catz: I would rather walk .... :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Siapa Aji Jabar?

Khalisya loooveees to sing & dance ... bercakap je belum pandai :) Whenever she's playing alone, she will sing to her self. Normally, all the people around her will be included in her song ... bu(Ibu), Gogok(Atuk), Deda(Nenek). But recently, there's one more name added into her song ....

Contoh lagu Khalisya ...

Gok gi bu ji ja ji jabar 
La gi de da la ji jabar
Gi ka jijabar ba ba di 

Almost every line of her song ada Aji Jabar ... Siapa Aji Jabar????

Sambil jalan-jalan dengan Atuk pun nyanyi-nyanyi gak ... 

Catz: Siapa gerangan agaknye?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Mines Lake Cruise

We went to The Mines couple of weeks ago. Since hubby had a weekend day off, we wanted to bring Khalisya out for an indoor walk. Khalisya loves stairs so much so we thought she will have fun walking up and down the escalator.

The first stop was the Sweet Chat Cafe, once a familiar hang out place for me & my colleagues during lunch hours or whenever we craved for a sweet dessert. 

Then, we went to Challenger IT Store. Once Khalisya spotted the game station bucket seat, she didn't move elsewhere.

Khalisya's taking a mouse-deer ride at COBAY (a game arcade next to Challenger). I don't usually stop here at COBAY, but it was an exception that day. Khalisya was kinda reluctant to move from the game station, so, we had to persuade her into COBAY. Of course she took the bait :)

Next stop ... the lake cruise. She can't take her eyes off the water splashing from our water taxi. Since we've gone to the North Lake before, this time we wanted to experience the scenery of the South Lake. Surprisingly, North and the South Lake is not at the same depth ... read about it here

We're watching them & they're watching us ...

"Can we go one more round Bu?"

Catz: an expensive 20 minutes ride ... :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Photobook Malaysia: Khalisya's First Year Photobook

At last, after a year, I've really completed my little project on Khalisya's First Year Photobook. Even though Photobook Malaysia offered a really helpful photobook editor, it all comes down to the time needed to gather, edit & design the photobook.

Why I chose Photobook Malaysia? I've never tried any other photobook service before & Photobook Malaysia offered a 50% off voucher which I consider very cheap and within my budget. Furthermore, there are a lot of complement & good testimonial by Photobook Malaysia users.

the photobook editor was really helpful for a non-designer like me ... 

large size photos will be easier to edit and publish as photobook 

I'm so happy with the output ...

Khalisya's thousand faces ...

Catz: looking forward for 2nd Year Photobook ....

Friday, January 11, 2013

Little Feetrah Open Day for 2013 Session

Its a little bit too late for this entry ...

On 22 December 2012, Khalisya's School had their Open Day for the graduation & new students. So this is my first experience going to such event since Khalisya has just started the taska session since Sept 2012.

The Head Teacher, Pn Saleema was kind enough to accept Khalisya as part of Little Feetrah's family despite of her condition and I'm very thankful for that.

Candy bar for the kiddos ... parents pun join sekali 
 A pose with Teacher Boy (nampak half je) ... 

It's coloring time in Sesame Street English class.
Khalisya learn so much here in Little Feetrah. There's tons of activities such as art class, water play session, creative movement, etc

 ... with Letzhop Sesame Street English Teacher of the day, who happened to be my co. CEO...
Check out Letzhop Sesame Street Page here

Catz: looking forward for Khalisya's next BIG step ...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

The New Year is the time of unfolding horizons and the realization of dreams, may you rediscover new strength and garner faith with you, and be able to rejoice in the simple pleasures that life has to offer and put a brave front for all the challenges that may come your way.

Wishing all of you a lovely New Year.

Catz: no fireworks tonite ...