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Monday, March 26, 2012

My Ongoing Birthday Treats

Speaking of birthday treats......still getting it even though February had long gone and it's already towards the end of March.

Rindu kat my parents....last month did ask them to renew their passports. My parents have not been to HatYai so I thought of going there with them. Bila tu tak tahu lagi lah tapi planning tu ada :-)

Hari tu dapat upgrade-kan their Astro to Astro Beyond tapi TV pulak rosak. Terpaksa lah my parents ambil TV kecik kat my room for them to watch TV buat sementara ni. Hajat hati , nanti dapat claim bulan ni nak beli-kan my parents TV baru yang lagi besar dari TV lama diaorang :-) , Insya'allah.

Like I said , the birthday treat is still going on. Me & Kak Siti shared birthdays in the same month. Tahun lepas dapat buat party kat studio , tapi tahun ni masing-masing busy. Jadual kerja tak sama....kena bahagi-bahagi tempat kerja.....Banyak kerja yang dulu I bergantung pada Kak Siti , lately I kena buat sendiri. Alhamdulillah I managed to pull through.

So pada satu petang , Kak Siti fetched me at home. We went to KL Festival City to celebrate our birthday. Lepak & borak-borak sambil minum petang kat Little Taiwan.

My drink yang tak best.....the presentation was unique though. Cream Milk Roasted Oolong Tea With Pearl.....bukan lah tak best langsung but I just don't like it. Tapi I habiskan jugak :-)

Next we ordered this tea drink....Hot Osmanthus Flower Tea. Kena tunggu bunga tu kembang dulu baru diminum....

Tu dia....bunga itu sudah kembang.....

Ni Anim , niece Kak Siti.....dah macam main recorder pulak si Anim sedut Bubble Tea ni. She gave us both a pretty jewelry box as birthday gifts. Lupa nak snap gambar with my phone sebab hari tu Kak Siti yang snap the pics with her Ipad........

This was on March 1st. This is MP's older brother & my BIL Mustaffa , the last time I saw him was in the 1st week of Syawal 2009! As much as I wasn't ready to meet my SIL Suraya after the 2009 incident , I wasn't ready to meet my BIL too. MP knew of my standings and at the same time I know that he wanted me to meet his brother. Depa adik-beradik dah OK lama dah cuma I je yang tak pernah sms or call. Malas aaah. Lagipun tak de benda yang I nak cakapkan pun. MP risau jugak , manalah tahu I buat perangai tak nak bertegur dengan abang dia ke apa ke....Tapi I'm still in my right mind. For the sake of peace , I gave in.......tak nak MP malu. Tak nak gaduh-gaduh dengan MP is more like it. Masa first time jumpa hari tu , acted macam biasa je , salam,,,,,cium tangan.....cium pipi.....macam biasa.....nampak lega muka MP tengok I 'OK'.

My BIL turun KL from JB coz he bought a 2nd hand car and seek help from MP untuk urus urusan jual-beli & etc. I tak campur. Tak reti pun.....huhuhu! Everything went well. I took this pic anyway....

On one fine day when I was not working......I went out with my vocal students & my kids. We went kara0ke-ing.

Actually my students nak masuk singing competition , so the reason we went to the karaoke is for them to be able to practice lagu yang depa nak nyanyi. Kat my studio tak de karaoke lagu-lagu baru. Tak sempat nak update collection lagu kat studio. Nantilah bila ada masa. Told MP about going to a karaoke and he wasn't happy. He still has the old perception about karaoke walaupun dia pernah pergi Redbox....., itu pun masa Aizat buat gathering with fans kat Redbox Sogo many years back. Kot dia masih ingat yang karaoke ni tempat tak senonoh kot? Tapi dah explained kat dia yang karaoke sekarang dah evolved. Memang ada KTV yang tak sesuai untuk bawak family tapi dah banyak KTV yang sesuai untuk bawak family. Karaoke now is one form of family entertainment.

I told him that I'll take the kids with me......Tak pergi jauh pun,,,,,,we went to Song Box kat Jusco AU2. Sound tak best laaa tapi it was the nearest to home. Alah....MP tu tahu karaoke sekarang ni OK , cuma bila I kata nak keluar dengan my students dia mulalah kekwat. Bila I kata , I bawak anak-anak sekali,,,,,OK pulak....saje je.....

Another birthday treat from my students , Ikhmal & Bell. Dah lama bertangguh......akhirnya dapat jugak jumpa. We met for lunch at TGIFriday's Pavilion.

The lovely couple Ikhmal & Bell.

Both kids enjoyed their lunch.

I wanted ribs but was told that they don't have ribs. Haiyaaa! Potong stim lah! *Tony Roma's will never fail me* Tapi ni orang yang belanja.....takkan nak demand suruh tukar venue pulak :-( I ordered a 3-For-All platter to be shared & Tennessee New York Strip with Shrimp for me.


A note for me : Rindu yang teramat kini.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Belated Birthday Cake

Felt kinda awkward posting piccy of me & MP together.....Many was surprised to see it on my FB as well , hehehe! Entahlah....dunno how to explain but perhaps we've never been a fan of taking pics with each other together anyway. Mungkin sebab sejak kenal MP , dia memang type yang tak suka bergambar bersama. Kalau ambil gambar pun macam kena paksa....hehehe! Guess that approach from him for so many years slowly drove me away too. It has taken its toll and made me not have the passion to be photographed with my own partner. So , to you young couples or those who's very much in love......please,,,,,,,,suka-kan dirimu & dirinya untuk bergambar ye.....hehehe! *Seriously , please do not take any things lightly in a relationship, take my word for it*


Dah lama tak makan lunch berhidang. So , hari ni while MP was at work , I took Ashel out to buy lunch. Yaaaaaaa......buy lunch je , tak masak pun. Sampai ke air pun beli jugak.....bought 5 bungkus Teh O Ais Limau.....hehehe!


Macam-macam lauk I beli tapi ni jugak yang I cari......petai!


I can eat a lot with just this! Ayam goreng - petai & sambal tempoyak........which MP dislikes.....hehehe!


MP tak suka , tak pe.....I dah ada follower....hehehe! Berjaya! Berjaya! Berjaya meMelayukan one of my kids , food wise. Yna pun sama , dia makan lauk sama dengan I , lauk lain dia tak pandang dowh....

Tadi lepas beli lauk , singgah Petronas Bukit Antarabangsa dengan Ashel......mulanya nak beli-kan the green toy golf set that I've promised Ashel last week only to find that it's no more on sale at the Kedai Mesra Petronas. Alamak! Kesiannya tengok muka Ashel....he said "orang dah ambil golf Ashel...." , poor thing. Called MP coz he'll be going to Carrefour Wangsa Maju after fetching Yna from school,,,,,suruh dia cari kat sana.

Bila golf tak de , Ashel nampak bola......dia minta "bola blue".....beli-kan lah. Tak sampai hati pulak nak kata 'No' kat Ashel walaupun the same ball with a different colour ada kat rumah.

Kat Petronas ni ada jual macam-macam makanan ringan. Sedap-sedap jugak. Ternampak moist chocolate cake..........beli satu for MP. Kisahnya , semalam masa I suruh Ashel wish MP happy birthday , Ashel cakap...."tak de cake lah...." , so he did not wish MP....hehehe!

After lunch , MP dah naik atas,,,,,,,kemas-kemas meja makan dengan Yna,,,,,and we prepared this belated birthday cake for MP. Candle tu....hehehe! , masa pergi Golden Palm Tree Sepang hari tu,,,,dapat free. Memang bukan candle untuk cake pun but......hmmmm......better than tak de langsung.

Dengar TV kat atas terbuka......ingat MP tengah tengok TV......



Naik atas kat TV hall , tengok MP tak de. Rupanya dia gasak baring kat dalam bilik tengah layan hisap rokok & layan mata nak tidur......tak kisah lah.....suruh jugak anak-anak nyanyi lagu Happy Birthday kat MP yang dok terbaring tu.....*see the blue ball kat bawah tangan si Yna....terselit Ashel kat situ*

Ashel finally dapat tiup lilin dengan MP. Mission accomplished :-)

And owh....Ashel didn't get his toy golf set yet.....while running errands kat Carrefour , MP terlupa :-(

Friday, March 23, 2012

My 'Old School' Partner Is 52


Semalam 22nd March , it was MP's birthday. MP macam biasa je. Tak de plan apa-apa pun. Tak de cakap nak pergi mana-mana pun. Tak de story mory nak pergi makan kat mana-mana pun. He treated the day macam hari-hari biasa. Beku. Hmmmm......nothing new pun. Been like that since I've known MP. I didn't plan anything either this year. If it's just me & MP,,,,,,I'd just take it as it is. Tak payah nak celebrate pun. But..........I have kids now. I'm doing it for the kids.


I want my kids to grow up appreciating birthdays of people dear to them. Tak kira lah birthday siapa pun but it's best to start with immediate family members first. As they grew , I'm sure the list will grow too......


Suka tak suka I ajak jugak MP keluar dinner. Ikut hati malas nak keluar sebab tak hilang penat lagi dari kerja mengajar since early March. I'm buying dinner. Birthday boy turns 52 this year. Kebelakangan ni dia tak boleh lekang dengan either Ipod or Galaxy Tab si Yna. Bukan apa,,,,,dok ulang-ulang main Solitaire! Tu je satu-satu game yang dia tahu main.....hehehe! Suruh dia cuba main game lain-lain , dia buat derk je.


Dari Bukit Antarabangsa , we didn't go far..........just to T.G.I.Friday's , Wangsa Walk. Ashel wanted burger & fries.


Me & Yna wanted to try the ribs , tapi katanya bulan ni ribs tak de.....apalah.....So , Yna opted for Baked Mac & Cheese with Grilled Chicken Breast.


MP had Sirloin Steak with Black Pepper Sauce , Mash & Broccoli.


I had Tennessee New York Strip & Shrimp with Mash & Tennessee Sauce.


My main dish tak de greens.....so I ordered one veggie side dish.


MP yang kaki masin. Non-stop dia tabur garam kat broccoli & steak dia. Tak puas hati jugak. Katanya tak masin-masin..........dia tak habiskan broccoli tu , I tried.......OMG! So not my taste. Too salty for me.


A very rare pic........A very rare sight!..........


............as rare as my Tennessee New York Strip last nite!



A note for me : Al-Fatihah to my beloved P.Ramlee who shares the same birthdate as MP.



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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Long Overdue Bangkok Post : Day 4

Last day in Bangkok city.

We didn't not have breakfast at the hotel this morning simply because we know that it's gonna be the same food for us. We needed to do some last minute shopping anyway , so we headed to Indra Square again to have some light breakfast. We decided to eat at Black Canyon Coffee. I had Hot Chocolate with some crackers. The kids & MP had sandwiches.

Then I just need to change some money again. Yna wanted to change her angpow that she got from her Uncle Chong in KL. She has her own last minute shopping to do.

Our first stop.....Sonny & Kate's boutique. Bought some clothing for Yna as she loves the gothic punk collection that's in the boutique.

Fast forward.....more shopping done.....more packing to do.......

Our last stop after all the shopping's done.....the driving range on the 18th floor of Baiyoke Sky Hotel!

Having some drinks and the moment Ashel saw the golf balls......he wanted to play with them. It's a great place to relax & chill while having some light snacks even if you're not hitting on the balls!

Yna followed MP to go and select the appropriate golf clubs.

I went around the driving range for some photos.

MP plays golf but only for business purposes. He'll travel to golf courses around the country and overseas with his business colleagues. He's not a serious golf player , just occasionally.

Time for Papa to show his lil'boy to hit those white balls.

Just look at my son.....he wouldn't wanna let go of the club!

And Papito on the other hand , wouldn't wanna let go of his cigarettes!

Ashel in action......Since he was 2+ , he loves watching golf tournaments on TV. Now he play golf games on the iPod & Tab.....He'll go nuts in golf stores and we'll have a hard time pulling him out of the shop. The other day he was asking me to buy him a toy golf set in green which I declined coz I've bought him a red toy golf set! Tapi tak sampai hati pulak , alah.....tak mahal pun golf set mainan tu....I told him that I'll get him the green golf set next week.......biar Ashel belajar tunggu sikit :-)

OK,,,,,done putting the golf balls into thin air......

Time to snack on some finger food. Ordered 2 servings of fish fingers for the kids.

We're checking out in a while. Heading up to pack what's not being packed yet!

Owh! Masa kitaorang kat situ , ada production TV Thai buat shooting,,,,,,artis Thai tu siap menari-nari lagi kat driving range. Well , not much difference from our style of shooting a TV mag.

Checking out time.......

Few shots around the lobby......

........waiting for our taxi to take us to the airport.....

That's another Baiyoke hotel chain.....Baiyoke Suite.

Tour operators & a 24 hours convenient store , both on lobby floor.

Local fruit galore! A fruit bar , also on lobby floor.

Now , one pic with Baiyoke Sky Hotel before we leave :-)

Taxi driver's nearby......

.....and Mr Som Phong is here.....

Nasib baik jalan tak jam , within 30 minutes dah sampai airport.

Hahhhh.......the end of our short vacation. Time to head home now.

Our flight's at 7:50pm and we were at the airport around 4:30pm. Check-in counter still not open yet. We loitered around the airport......and waited.

Checked in and now Thai Immigration Check Point.

We then headed to the halal restaurants area to have our late lunch. I had Korean & Middle Eastern , Yna & Ashel had Western & MP had .....hmmmm.....lupa lah dia makan apa....

Sementara tunggu flight , layan Ashel main-main kat play area ni.....

On board , going back to KL......makan makan lagi....sambil tu layan filem Bini-Bini Ku Gangster.

Holiday's over......Alhamdulillah , selamat pulang ke tanah air yang tercinta.....wah!

Dari KLIA ke Bukit Antarabangsa naik airport taxi , dalam RM130+.

Going home.....tak sabar nak tidur kat katil sendiri! Before midnight local time , we were home. Syukur sebab tak de insiden-insiden yang tak diingini terjadi semasa kat luar negara.

Actually I was a bit scared before we flew off to Thailand. Weeks earlier before pergi Bangkok , ada news kat TV pasal kes Iranian being involved in a bomb attack yang ditujukan untuk orang Israel and what not. As a result few countries keluarkan travel alert to their citizen suruh jangan pergi Thailand. I took the step in emailing our Malaysian Embassy kat Bangkok asking for current situation and was being asked to give my travel details & etc to them.

Tu satu bab.....lagi satu bab , am so scared of Yna & Ashel's safety. Takut kes culik-culik budak kat sana. Phobia sangat dengan child trafficking. So many cases and stories and movies on TV lately. I constantly reminded Yna to stay close to me and don't ever get out of my sight.

Semalam , March 17th.....had a talk with Yna about my fears on child trafficking. One night , I did watch a telemovie on TV "Satu Malam Perawan" about girls being kidnapped and being forced into prostitution. Recently the nation was being shocked by the tragic death of a 5 year old girl , Daring in Johore. Ya Tuhan.....Yna's growing up and she has the urge of going here and there with friends but most of her outing requests were being denied by me & MP. We wanted Yna to fully understand why we made such decisions and let her think for herself if it is appropriate for parents to ask a 5 year old to go out of the house and buy groceries. Yna agreed that it was not a wise call for any parents to make. I'm glad that Yna understood why I stopped her from several of her outing requests. I love her. I love my son.

I even told Yna of my personal experience when I was a teenager. First time MP heard the story too. After SPM I took a ticketing & tour management course and while I was attending classes I got to know a Chinese woman named Kristine. She was in my class and sat with me in every class. I was 17 and Kristine was in her early 30's. After 3 weeks Kristine offered me a modelling job for 2 weeks in Beijing! I was slim then *wink* and very young......I was so excited with the offer. I told my parents and they didn't let me go. I was so angry with my parents , had arguments with them , telling them that I'm not a kid anymore and I can decide things for myself! I was rebellious back then and wanted so much to take the modelling job that Kristine had offered me. Back in class , Kristine kept on asking me when can I go to China and when I told her that my parents wouldn't let me go,,,,,,she called home and spoke to my mom,,,,,trying to persuade my mom to let me go.

Syukur that He loves me.....and knocked some sense into my freaking head.......even though I was mad with my parents for not allowing me to go *in which I could have just eloped to China without telling them* but Syukur Syukur Syukur that He did not allow it to happen. He protected me and I did not make that trip to China. If I had gone , I wouldn't be in this world anymore , I guess. Now I'm very grateful to my parents for stopping me from going but most of all , I thanked Allah for showing love , sparing my life and having mercy on me.

My story shook Yna. Even MP was in full silence.....listening.

Syukur Syukur Syukur.

Next day lepas balik Bangkok,,,,,,,unpacked. Macam-macam ada dalam beg baju ni.....hehehe! Ada kereta control Ashel , ada electrical gadgets , ada kain baju , ada kasut.....memang I went there for a shopping spree. I admit.

Jade lockets that I got for myself & Yna :-)

Few t-shirts & souvenirs bought at Dream World & Madame Tussaud's.
Indulged myself with some jewelries.
Toblerone chocs jumbo ni last kopek , beli kat airport.


OK peeps,,,,,done with my Bangkok posts! Done.


A note for me : Peeps who left comments pasal si anonymous psycho tu. TQ so much , your kind thoughts is very much needed. I'm drained. TQ again. Kiss kiss.