Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stop singing please!!!


Pada ketika ini cuaca sangat nyaman. Kami berempat sedikit berpeluh.
Awal pagi tadi kami berkumpul.
Berbincang dan berbincang (no gossipping I tell you we've passed that stage).

Following yesterday's incident.
All 3 of us would go.

There's silver lining in everything.
Who knows?

Wahai hati.
Sabarlah..

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not funny!

Had these not-so-secret discussions with 2 of my best buds, since..
well since the unfortunate phone call last week.

I've wrote how ill-treated we were by you-know-who.
Until we (as in all the gang) have to beg for RM80.
We forked out much more than that, still rewarded RM80, after much begging.

Then came this unusual request.
Asking for doing something unusual, in an unusually short noticed with the unusual.order,
"come and pick the cheque". Of course, with an unusual minuscule amount.

We had a good laugh. The three of us.
Some people has a very short memory.
Some has no respect for the old sayings, "once bitten, twice shy".
Some has better things to do instead currying favor.

Some has no fear of Almighty at all.
Some people (like us) has mouth to feed, bills to clear MOVIE to catch.

Sorry dude.







Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Unusual!

Budak A : teacher.. please pay RM10 for _____(fill in the blank)
Me : (scanning the name list and the heading) is that for ______ (fill in the blank)
Budak A: Ha'a compulsory. RM10 each.
Me: I thought it was supposed to be donations hahhahhaa... count me out.
Budak A: Oooo tomorrow eh?
Me: Not tomorrow, not the next day. Not any foreseeable future. Have u seen me been this kedekut before?
Budak A: Never.
Me : If u need money for lunch, I'll be more than willing to treat you anyway. Hahhaha. Have a gud day yang..

Prior to that, I've asked a good friend who is famous for volunteering herself buying gift whenever colleague got transfer. Sometimes we don't even aware of, the farewell feast, but this particular person will never let us down. We chipped in later.

Satu pagi waktu makan kuih.
Me : Kalau beli hadiah, tell me how much eh? Kongsi tau, I'll pay.
Dia: Tak beli.

Well.. what can I say.
Maybe this quote sum it best.

Oscar Wilde Quotes
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tiba-tiba


Ermm..
Been a long time.
I don't even know who the singer was, at that time.

I just remember how missed the time.
When we bid gud bye, and this song, which he sang.

And I haven't met the one who sang it to me
.... like... ages?

Nope.
Never missed the person.
Only the memories.
I guess.

I m so miserable at the moment..
*sigh*

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bittersweet of life

Currently a dear friend spent his time in gaol.
Yep... I preferred the archaic word than modern one.

Nope.
I don't think he 'done' that.
The accusation I mean.
Considering the so called 'victim' background.

But then...
I believe Allah is great.
Just wait and see.
The truth will prevail.
*takbir*

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kelas Kungfu

Apsal bila masuk bulan Jun, saya mesti dapat kerjaya baru?
Kungfu Master-ji.

Berkungfu dengan budak-budak inilah.
Sangat penat.

Selepas 70minit.
Surprisingly all managed to complete their intended task.
Even Adik (a.k.a fitri Firdaus Khushairi) who NEVER finish his homework.
So do Muhammad Abdullah Firdaus Ramli who claimed he lost his exercise book since last week.
Out of the blue, the BOOK just happened to be in his bag.

Bayan (ak.a Anuar Omar) who is notorious for hand in blank paper during exam, managed to get 8/10 on his own.

Me: Yan... ko hebat... apsal masa exam ko tak nak buat?
Bayan: Hehehehehehe... thanks ce*

I know, masa exam saya tidak dibenarkan berkungfu.
That's why...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kat Jakarta ada 68 pusat membeli belah.






Kat KL ada berapa?
Ada senarai kat sini.
Tapi saya rasa tidaklah sebesar di Jakarta.

Kami sempat ke dua tempat saja.
Tanah Abang dan ITC Mangga Dua.
ITC Mangga Dua - saya tak mau pergi lagi. Period.
Dan sangat berharap akan ke Tanah Abang dalam masa terdekat ini.
Aminnn

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

J-P-B Day 2 (Versi gambar dipinjam dari google)

Day 2 June 9, 2011
After breakfast Pak Yupi drove us to Puncak, around 100km from South Jakarta, West Java.
Puncak (English: Peak) is the popular name for the area surrounding the peak of Mt.Gede-Pangrango, located in the Bogor-Cianjur-Sukabumi regencies, in the province of West Java,Indonesia
(more info read here)
Maaflah. Saya tak mau pergi lagi ke sini. Jalannya sempit dan sesak. Kawasannya berpenduduk padat dan ada banyak gerai di tepi jalan, tapi memang cari nahas kalau sengaja nak berhenti. Saya rasa kehadiran ramai penjaja yang menyuakan barang dagangan sedikit merimaskan.

Nothing new. It's similar to our own Cameron Highland. Tea plantations, flowers, vegetables, strawberries and all. Only, I think Cameron Highland is a wee bit well managed. Anyway, if you love unique houses with beautiful landscape and great colonial buildings, hey this is your place!.

Oh I forgot.
I do love the scenic small towns along the way tho.
No. I won't come again, unless there is a highway. Haha.


Had Nasi Padang lunch at Simpang Raya Restaurant.
Dunno whether Baby took pictures or not. Famished!.
Before we entered the restaurant I told Ibu Mary, "please, no more freshwater fish.."
So she ordered, ayam rendang, daging rendang, telur lemak, keting lemak, singkong, ikan masin, begedil, cucur jagung and ayam penyek. Also Padang signature dish, sambal ijo.
Gosh!!! definitely awesome.

On our way to Bandung, we stopped at a few shops.
A snack shop sells kerepek pisang cheese (yes! CHEESE), kerepek balinjo, 5,6 types of dodol and all kind of pickles.
Next stop- a factory outlet. Didn't buy anything tho.
Before checked in to Chiampelas Hotel 1 (yes, there is Chiampelas Hotel 2) we toured around Bandung.
I read somewhere it was called a Garden City. But then I saw a banner in busy road stated that Bandung is the City of Lights. Dunno which one is accurate, but seriously, in my humble opinion Bandung is very amazing. Shopping haven, great food, friendly people, scenic mountain views, cool place to hang out with family and friends. Last but not least, the unique buildings are also very impressive. Wish I could explore more.

Had dinner at another Simpang Raya Branch opposite the KFC and on its left is a Factory Outlet, which I don't remember it's name. Good price and I must say a real bargain!

Jakarta-Puncak-Bandung (versi gambar dipinjam dari google))

Day 1 - June 8.
flight - 7.00a.m from KL to Jakarta.


Arrived at 8.00a.m (Indonesia time) at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
Greeted by Pak Yupi the supir, Ibu Mary the tourist guide and Ibu Hafsah from the tour agency.
Headed to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. Seriously, nothing 'mini' (small) about this park.
File:Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Map en.svg
Had yummy lunch @ Pecel Madiun in the park. Divine!
Got its name from Madiun Province (state).
I love the presentation more.

After that headed to Tanah Abang.
Have you been there?
If you love shopping at Jalan TAR, Jalan Masjid India so this is definitely a NUMERO UNO in your itinerary list.
I wish I could go back a few more times tho.
It is sooo huge!. Probably need a day or two to browse ALL the shops. *ada nada kesal di situ*
By the way it closes at 5p.m. What a waste!

Had dinner at Salero Jumbo
Their special dishes is Gurame Terbang.
No offense. My mom never cook freshwater fish at home. So baby ended up did not finish her meal, mommy didn't touch the Gurame at all, only Along, Uda and I do justice to the dishes. Oh ya. There's only 5 of us this time.

Then, went back to Hotel Khalisma

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ye ye Orang Malaysia masuk dalam WashingtonPost!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world
(minta izin ye...)

Sex a must for happy marriage, healthy society

RAWANG, Malaysia — As a new bride, 22-year-old Ummu Atirah believes she knows the secret to a blissful marriage: obey her husband and ensure he is sexually satisfied.

Ummu and some 800 other Muslim women in Malaysia are members of the “Obedient Wives Club” that is generating controversy in one of the most modern and progressive Muslim-majority nations, where many Muslim Malaysian women hold high posts in the government and corporate world.

  • ( / Associated Press ) - In this picture taken Saturday, June 4, 2011, Malaysian Muslim Ishak Md Nor, second from right, 40, and his two wives, Aishah Abdul Ghafar, left, 40, and Afiratul Abidah Mohd Hanan, 25, who are members of the “Obedient Wife Club,” pose with their children after the club’s launch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A Malaysian Muslim group has launched the “Obedient Wives Club” to teach women to be submissive and keep their spouses happy in the bedroom as a cure to social ills.
  • ( / Associated Press ) - In this picture taken June 4, 2011, newly wed couples cut a wedding cake as they attend a mass wedding ceremony in conjunction with the launch of the “Obedient Wife Club” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A Malaysian Muslim group has launched the “Obedient Wives Club” to teach women to be submissive and keep their spouses happy in the bedroom as a cure to social ills.

( / Associated Press ) - In this picture taken Saturday, June 4, 2011, Malaysian Muslim Ishak Md Nor, second from right, 40, and his two wives, Aishah Abdul Ghafar, left, 40, and Afiratul Abidah Mohd Hanan, 25, who are members of the “Obedient Wife Club,” pose with their children after the club’s launch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A Malaysian Muslim group has launched the “Obedient Wives Club” to teach women to be submissive and keep their spouses happy in the bedroom as a cure to social ills.

The new club, launched Saturday, says it can cure social ills such as prostitution and divorce by teaching women to be submissive and keep their men happy in the bedroom.

“Islam compels us to be obedient to our husband. Whatever he says, I must follow. It is a sin if I don’t obey and make him happy,” said Ummu, who wore a yellow headscarf.

The club, founded by a fringe Islamic group known as Global Ikhwan, has been dismissed by politicians and activists as a throwback to Medieval times and an insult to modern women of Malaysia. But the group’s activities, which previously included the setting up of a Polygamy Club, show that pockets of conservative Islamic ideas still thrive in Malaysia.

Groups such as Global Ikhwan are unlikely to gain much popularity beyond generating shock value. Still, there is concern that radical groups could garner support among other Muslims, who make up 60 percent of the 28 million population, and upset decades of carefully nurtured racial and religious harmony.

“Unfortunately even today, there are still many Muslim women who are ignorant of their rights or culturally inhibited to exercise their rights in full,” said Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, a female Muslim minister in charge of family policy.

Despite the group’s conservative Islamic background, Rohayah Mohamad, one of the founders of the club, openly talks about the virtues of marital sex even though most of her colleagues are shy about the topic.

“Sex is a taboo in Asian society. We have ignored it in our marriages but it’s all down to sex. A good wife is a good sex worker to her husband. What is wrong with being a whore ... to your husband?” she said.

“This way, the family institution is protected and we can curb social ills,” said Rohayah, the club’s vice president who is also a trained physician.

She said wives must go beyond the traditional roles as good cooks or good mothers and learn to “obey, serve and entertain” their husbands to prevent them from straying or misbehaving.

Indirectly, “disobedient wives are the cause for upheaval in this world” because men are not happy at home and their minds and souls are disturbed, she said.

Authorities recently said Malaysia’s divorce rate has doubled from 2002 to 2009 with higher rates among Malay Muslims.

“When husbands come home, wives do not welcome their husbands with warm alluring smiles and sexy dressing ... That is the reality today,” she said.

The Global Ikhwan group is an offshoot of former members of the Al-Arqam sect outlawed in 1994 after its teachings were found to have deviated from Islam. It is funded by the group’s restaurants, grocery stores, poultry and other businesses abroad.

Most of the 800 women who are members of the new club, including Ummu the new bride, also belong to Al-Arqam.

Expectedly, the club has faced intense criticism.

Some Malaysians started a Facebook page called “We do not want sexist nonsense from Global Ikhwan.”

One Muslim man, Amirul Aftar, wrote: “I do not want a wife to submit to my every beck and call. I want a wife who understands me ... we are not your masters, we are your equal.”

Women’s group, Sisters in Islam, said Islam advocates marriages based on mutual cooperation and respect. It said domestic violence happens regardless of women’s behavior.

“Communication, not submission, is vital to sustain any healthy relationship,” it said.



Komen: Kan dah elok2 Al-Arqam diharamkan dulu..

tukar nama pulak dia...

For more info, just go to the website


Sunday, June 05, 2011

Waris Zainuddin?

"Akak macam x ok. Kat mana ye nak register?"
The pretty guard (serious, she's too pretty to be a guard) pointed to Emergency Room. I repeated my question twice, because I do not feel nice to burden the Emergency Staff at 7p.m on Sunday night. She's persistent.

Had no other choice. After spend some considerable sum on Forex (but NOT on Tenge, Kazakhstan currency- sedihhh) I couldn't afford private clinics. The last time, it costs me RM78.

Pay yourself first.
Yeah.. I know. It's the golden rule in all motivational book. But then, I've already paid for a-cap-ayam-holiday-abroad which for my cap-ayam-salary really burnt my pocket.

Seriously, I felt bad had to go to Emergency Unit when what I really need is a jab which could cost me around RM78 which I don't have at the moment. How I wish money GROWS on trees!

There was an ambulance ahead of me.
I worked hard not to stare. Afraid that it carries some bloody victims kind of. It was drizzling. My mom had handfuls of spooky stories about dusk and drizzling. Her way of making sure we're home for Maghrib, I guess.

Do you know that ER operates in colour coded system?
Red for Critical - you'll be attended on the spot.
Yellow for Semi Critical - Waiting time is 15 minutes.
The rest are treated as Green - have to wait for 30 minutes.

Later I knew I was for Yellow.
I sat beside a once a hell of a beautiful lady. (Apsal saya nampak smer orang cantik?)
At late 50's, she still possessed her youthful charm. She sat gracefully, and very composed too. She wore a fern green sarong, with matching tea green blouse and a moss green lycra headgear.
Honestly I don't really sure about the colour of her blouse, all those shades of greens confused me.

"Suami makcik tadi tu asma. Tu panggil ambulans dan bawak sini", she explained after I asked her and that was after she asked me if I'm waiting for anybody. The answer is not.

"InsyaAllah nanti okla suami makcik tu" honestly I dunno what to say.

Later she offered me some more information about her husband and family. I admired her calmness. Of course she worried, after all she was all alone by herself. I would not imagine what I'll do if I were in her shoes.

It was then, I really couldn't stand the pain no more and excused myself for a free row of backseat. Another patients came, and a lady sat beside her.

At 7.15 the nurses with face masked came out and called out several times, "waris Zainuddin ada?".
It took me few moments to register that they are calling her. By the time I wanted to signal her, she already headed to the Red ER.
Years of watching ER and Grey Anatomy taught me to read the doctors body language. A deep sense of grievance. Having watched all this from slightly ajar door, I failed to see the same response from the Makcik.

You see, in the drama, bila doktor cakap yang sedih-sedih, the next-of-kin would breakdown and said, "Oh no!!", dramatically. Siap jatuh2 kerusi lagi.
That what I expected. When there was none of that I felt relieved and smiled at her reassuringly from across the room when she exited the Red ER.

She signalled her hand which all Malaysian know as "Sudah Tiada".
She went back to her seat and sit up.
No one consoled her. No one knows what to do. If she weep uncontrollably, it's different matter.
She just sit and took it as, I don't know.
May be she just confused. May be she still tried to chew the news. May be she make an effort to pull herself to be strong in front of her offsprings who yet to be arrived.

Finally, my turn came. After a jab, I asked the nurse on duty if I could leave early because I live alone and the medication always put me to sleep so I am afraid If didn't go home promptly, I might no be able to drive as well that would be such a shame because it is ER afterall.
Yup. sometimes I talked too much.
I must say, the nurse is so considerate. She went extra miles to pick the medication. It means a lot when you r down the weather.

Tried to find the makcik, on my way out, but was told she was beside the deceased. Saw 2 ladies (probably her daughters) rushing to the Red ER with teary eyes.

I know exactly how that feel.
June 19 won't be the same for them this year.
How cruel, it was only two weeks before Father's Day.

Al-Fatihah.

p/s taught me to avoid ER if I could afford it.