Friday, December 31, 2010

.welcome twenty eleven.

Good bye twenty ten. I will always remember you.

and Welcome twenty eleven..

give me lots of surprises (good ones please) and joy ;)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

.Kamu Terbaik!.

a definitely great night for Malaysians.

Congratulations Harimau Malaya, YOU'RE THE BEST!

Love from,
us.. the proud Malaysian fans.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

.this and that.

term two is starting soon and i am so not ready for school yet. the past couple of weeks of holidays were really agonizing due to heaps of assignments and travelling to KL every weekend. i am dreadfully exhausted and in desperate need to enjoy the remaining holidays. but, knowing that i need to make lots of preparations before school starts, is ripping off the dreams.

i woke up this morning thinking of going to school maybe some time today to get started with some stuffs and go to town to do a little bit of grocery shopping, getting some fresh flowers for the dining table - carnations maybe ;) and off to Kamdar for fabrics. the weather is really wet with no signs of sunshine at all. perhaps reading and lazing on the bed are the best options now. hahaha. oh dear, reality bites!

photo: google images

anyway, a friend is getting married soon in January, congratulations Nadzmi. yes, your mom sms-ed me this morning to ask for my address. I am extremely happy for you. semoga semuanya berjalan dengan lancar and insyaAllah, Adi and I will attend your wedding ;)

oh, and tonight is the night we've been waiting for. Let's hope and pray for the best of our Malaysian Team. GO HARIMAU MALAYA!!! (seriously, agak nervous for tonight's match)


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

.just us.

us at the BJNS for AFF Suzuki Cup Final
Malaysia VS Indonesia

p/s: thank you little sister for the photo. I'm lovin' it.

.for the love of the country.

there were jugglers,
there were afros and glam-rock style,
there were skinheads and punks,
there were hot babes,
there were sportsmen,
there were Malays, Chinese and Indians,
there were Malaysians,
there were Mat Salehs and other foreigners as well,
there was even Jimmy Shanley,
there were moms and dads,
there were grandmas and grand-dads,
there were parents-to-be,
there were fanatic fans and half- naked fans,
there were just fans,
there were lone-rangers and friends,
there were couples and families,
there were kids and babies,
there were less-interested-in-football girlfriends,
who were busy facebook-ing all the time,
there were yellows and blues,
there were flags everywhere,
there was everyone from everywhere,

they all came with a mission,
and they will never give up,
they proudly sang the National Anthem, the whole world could hear,
they shouted, screamed, cried, laughed, jumped, high-five(d), clapped, waved, swore, compliments, prayed...
the best they could,
for the love of the country.

no matter who, they UNITE.
for the love of the country.
they are proud Malaysians.

I am proud of you Malaysia.

and I'd like to say WELL DONE!

p/s: play well in the next game ;)
we are there for you

Thursday, December 23, 2010

.tiger love.

Once upon a time in the year two thousand and seven (or maybe two thousand and six?) at The Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh, Perak.

and now Jess has grown up well. Thank you so much dearest Hana for the photo. It is brilliant!

FYI: We have less than 500 tigers in the wild and obviously our Malayan tiger may soon be gone forever (source:, 2010).

Sign up and help double the number of the tigers.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

.dreams do come true.

Coco is sick. she's having cold and has been coughing and sneezing a lot. we brought her to the vet yesterday and Alhamdullillah the vet said it is not serious but just a normal fever. we're glad to hear that but it breaks my heart to look at her now because she's lost weight and coughing and sneezing most of the time. i hope she gets well soon since she's been taking medicine- antibiotics, cough syrup, vitamin c and syrup to prevent eye infections. oh, yes, she hates the antibiotics. really. and we've been force feeding her cat food that promotes quick healing because she refuses to eat. most probably she's lost her appetite. poor baby =( she's really fragile now.

anyway, my life has been really busy with lots and lots of articles to read for my project paper and keeping up with house chores and stuffs. good thing it is school holiday now so i can take my mind off work for a while. i envy those who are really enjoying their holidays to the max! i wish i could do the same. i really want to spend my time doing all the crafts stuffs. i've been collecting a lot of materials and books and manuals and having a lot of things on my mind. and the most important thing is to set up the other room for my work station where i can work on the computer and study and craft works, sewing station to start with quilting activities and making long skirts for myself =) a mini library for all the books to settle in and kids' station so they'll have something to do when i babysit them at home.

these will happen soon. i know. insyaAllah. can't hardly wait!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

.I already knew boys were from a different planet.

She's a wave and she is breaking
She's a problem to solve
and in that circle she's making
I will always revolve

And on her sight
These eyes
Invisible and Indivisible

(Ultraviolet - Stiff Dylans)

watched it again on HBO this morning. can't believe i chose to abandon my research proposal work that is due this Friday for this movie. oh well, i needed a break. a worth one.

the movie's awesome and a must watch. no matter how many times you've watched it. i even shed tears. there are a couple of scenes that touched my heart and loads that made me laughed my heart out. my neighbours must have thought there's a mad woman in the neighbourhood. haha!

no, i'm not going to talk about the movie, what more to copy and paste the synopsis. GO FIGURE and ENJOY!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

.Buang Sampah Di Dalam Tong Sampah yang Disediakan.

"Malaysia is the ugliest country in Asia. the people have no pride and joy of their country" (an anonymous visitor who has lived in Malaysia for 8 years, 2010) told me one evening.

there you go. that was a really big bang on my head!

and i said, "why would you think so?'"

"they throw and dump rubbish everywhere. out of the car windows, in front of their houses, on the beach, bla bla bla..everywhere!"

i couldn't agree more, so i wasn't crossed. sometimes you just need an opinion from a different perspective.

so think about it and act now! start educating the people about the country's cleanliness.

be RESPONSIBLE of your country.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

.it's the beach thing.

Because I grew up near the beach.

I camped, fished, swam, ate ice-creams, collected seashells, wrote on the sand, built sandcastles, made sand turtles, built small shacks without roof out of sticks and junks found on the beach and played mom and dad with my brother and sister, ran and ran and ran, been buried in the sand or buried others in the sand, played ‘galah panjang’ with friends and families, lots of picnics, played hopscotch, climbed on trees, watched the fishermen on their boats as they were passing by and waved to them, listened to the sound of the waves, screamed my lungs out to the sea, shared my ups and downs with the sea, caught crabs, admired the eagles flying high in the sky, watched the waves transformed as seasons changed, smelled the air, tasted the sea, felt the sand, laid on the sand and watched the night sky glittered with stars or sometimes just complete darkness, and gosh, the beach was the best playground back then!

And I would say yes, it was a perfect place to go for a date during my secondary school years too =)

(well, considering the limited options we had in Kertih back then)

plus, some time, long ago, Adi and I met at a playground near a beach. Pantai Batu Burok to be exact.

Now, married, we live near the beach. And being with someone who loves the beach as much as I do is just the thing.

and we never stop dreaming to live in a nice wooden house with a huge garden near the beach. maybe on the hilly side where the grass is green and coconut trees around and the view is breathtaking.

we would sit on a 'pangkin' looking at the sea, and talk and

smell the salty air and cherish the beautiful moment.

*Pantai Batu Hitam, Kuantan~ where we live now.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

.to ponder upon.

Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God. (Abu Bakar)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

.babysitting anyone?.

We're wrecked! Tonight's babysitting job was exhausting. We had Aly, Kasey and Evie altogether. Adi and i brought them to the mall to watch Rapunzel. The movie's fantastic! And Rapunzel is stunningly beautiful! Well, obviously the girls loved it but not Kasey. He talked a lot during the movie and lost focus. He even farted like 8 times!! And laughed out loud everytime he did it.

We went for a lil bit of shopping after that and then Pizza Hut for dinner. We also went to the video games arcade and had a jolly good time there!
I wanted to bring them for a night walk at TC Beach but it's raining so i decided to just send them back home.


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Saturday, December 4, 2010

.some thoughts.

all i could think about at the moment are school workload and managing self-financials . such thoughts to be having at exactly 2.20am. i decided to write but now i seem to lose focus.

okay, i will write. let's start with what happened today.

it was Christmas celebration day at the school today. obviously i wasnt celebrating as there were lots of preparations and work to do at the classroom and of course it didnt bother me at all because i do not celebrate Christmas. the children had lots of fun though. Santa Clause came on his sleigh with lots of Christmas stories but unfortunately he had no pressies!! haha.. the children enjoyed the stories though. i heard them singing songs while i was upstairs checking homework and sticking new homework in their books. what a lousy thing to do while others are having fun!

well, work is really wearing me out. each and everyday is all about managing and training the children - "Olivia, put your hat on!", "Thu Ta, keep your hands to yourself!", "Ashank, flush the toilet!", "Khue, turn off the tap!", "Ben, please be sensible.", "Mustafa, stop crashing the cars!", "Nabeeha, hurry up!", "Butterflies, put your hats in the basket, change your shoes, get your water bottle, line up in front of me- one sensible straight line and drink your water!"

these are my common everyday phrases. sometimes i just cannot believe i am doing this. this i mean is being with the key stage one children.

i know i shouldn't complain. no, i am not complaining.

there is one more week left till school holidays. some of them are going back to their hometown to celebrate Christmas and some are celebrating here in Kuantan. and the Muslims or other religions will just enjoy the holidays. and i will be preparing myself and stuffs for next term. i highly hope that things will be much easier next term. they said it should be easier (they - referring to other teachers at school) alright then, let's hope for the best.

apart from that, i dont really have plans for the holidays. we're not going on a vacation anywhere because spending time together at home is even better. i might tidy up the house. it has been a while i haven't done spring cleaning. i really should do that. might also do babysitting jobs, thinking of attending kelas mengaji Al-Quran at the mosque and maybe will try a bit of sewing. it should be fun. oh, and some artsy craftsy work!! well, i hope these all will work or else i will just be wasting my time during the hols =p

insyaAllah ;)

til then. good night.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

.Hello December.

the past eleven months was such an amazing journey in my life. there were lots of ups and downs but through it all, i am now better and stronger. Alhamdullillah.

honestly, being a wife is no way an easy job. being a Key Stage One Teacher in an international school is even more difficult especially when you do not have any experience. and moving from teaching adults to little kids can really drain you out. never in my life coming back from work thinking about having a long nap right away. well, it is not happening anymore now but i used to come back from work looking forward to having the sweetest nap ever.

it has been nine months at the school and three and a half months with key stage one (i was with key stage two the first few months working at the school) it is a HUGE different!

with key stage two particularly with year 3 & 4 (combined classes), it is more relaxing, more of assisting the EAL children and very much easier to manage.

key stage one children makes me run, shout, run, shout, more rewards, more stickers, more toilet trainings, more spoon feeding during snack time and lunch time, more mess, more paints on me, more phonics, more dancing, more singing which i am truly bad at it - lucky they are only small children, more creativity, more energy, more work, more work, more work. pheww!

on top of these, i learn new things a lot, everyday. especially about children. and to see their development in any aspect say physical, mental and academic is even more rewarding. it is an opportunity you do not want to miss. the biggest challenge is to try to think like them and not having high expectations on them!

a photo of the whole school -the trip to Pahang State Mosque - Hari Raya Celebration

see what i mean with more work? look at them- restless.