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Monday, April 20, 2015

Dance Mom 2015

Dance Mom duty starts for 2015!

Chaperoning my baby girl Yna Rose to her Street Jazz - LA Style Choreography - Ballet - Malay Traditional & Contemporary dance classes as much as I possibly can. 

TQ to Yna's dance teachers...Ms Becky Lee, Mr Kei, Ms Ann Jee & Mr Belalang for making Yna a better dancer.

Yna's dream is to go for dance further studies in Melbourne & Bali. 

Hmmm.....kena lah MP kerja kuat lagi....kumpul duit to fund her studies abroad.....Insya'Allah. Soon.

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Sharing A Post I Read : Urban Meleis & Trends

Just had to share this...hahaha...reading the post feels like am letting off a huge cultural burden out off my chest!

Another thing....never understood why at Aqiqah ceremonies these days, usually those urban Meleis yang kayo rayo duit tak tau nak buat apa or those yang fefeeling urban takut dilabel ketinggalan zaman....buat Aqiqah mengalahkan gala dinner tu satu hal....but why the f*@king shit yang si mom & dad pada baby kena pakai macam pengantin?????

To me, hilang the sole purpose of Majlis Aqiqah. ..rambut di kepala budak tak jugak botak....sayang sebab rambut baby tu lebat....jadahnya...

Syukur my Papa taught me well....both kids dia yang cukur sampai botak...

Aqiqah Yna buat kat rumah parents...with the help of my dad, dia tolong cakukkan hook untuk gantung buai kat tengah ruang tamu. Aku buat buaian sendiri guna kain batik lepas tak de hire planner2 segala....lilit tali buai dengan bunga-bunga rose merah artificial beli kat Sayang You je. Mom jemput group Marhaban makcik-makcik dari Keramat....then kenduri makan-makan with gulai biri-biri...Guess bawa balik telur pindang yang my SIL bawa dari Johor sebijik sorang.

Aqiqah Ashel lagi sempoi....buat kat surau depan rumah my parents....Imam & jemaah surau yang Marhaban....buaian tak de...just guna baby rocker....jamu jemaah kat surau dengan gulai biri-biri jugak....guess bawa balik a simple telur rebus in a pouch.

Preparation untuk jemaah gilir-gilir tobekkan rambut Ashel sebelum Papa cukurkan botak tak kekwat & katnam....just a dulang of bekas berisi air & gunting. Kelapa? Not this time....made that mistake with Yna dengan hati yang sangat berat...had to give in sebab campur tangan mereka-mereka yang lebih senior yang lebih mendahalukan adat.

A Note for me : 
Tak berani cakap habis sebab aku pun ada anak - anak....takut nanti kena kat cucu sendiri, aku buat Aqiqah lagi terlebih over dari yang depa dok buat sekarang ni ...tapi jika umur panjang dan ideology pemikiran masih tidak berubah. ....InsyaAllah....none of these nonsense.

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Friday, January 23, 2015


Saw the Zamani video. So unfairly treated. Having work to do with the Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan (AADK) since 2010 has taught me so much about drugs, drug addicts, the public perceptions on Mat Pet, the cure & care treatment. ...basically anything that's drug related. 

It was through AADK that I met soft spoken & shy guy Zamani. He'll be invited by AADK to sing in most of its event. The pic above was taken when me & Zamani became juries at the AADK Idol 2011.

I can't tell you anything bad about Zamani other than I know that he was being treated in a drug recovery program under AADK for quite some time. In AADK....drug addicts under treatment are being addressed as Clients. Not Criminals!

So he's still on drugs after sorting various treatment. It's an act of self destruction. ..not a smart thing to do on his side despite getting all the support. So the police picked him up. Fine. Maybe it'll make Zamani re-access the chances given to him. Fine. The police did him good up till the uploading of the video thinggy. It was so unethical.

I've had my own nightmare with the police when I was younger. Being cuffed and tucked away with other OKT's at the station. But hey! They're the police....can't go against them even though you are clearly being bullied. 

I know....not all policemen are of such behaviour but there are few who's "mistakenly" being absorbed into the force. Such a shame.

Took me some time to gain my faith back towards our police force...as I know....I very much need the police. Ironically. ...my TV dad was Sarjan Misai...had to love him & his work & his friends. 

As for Zamani...I hope the officer/s will apologize to him for what had happened. Zamani is a good guy....I'm sure he'll forgive them. If not make them sing Negara Ku...record it & make it viral....Fair ehh...*wink*

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

School....Home School.

Yes! 2nd year of home schooling for Yna & Ashel.

Ashel can read in Malay & English since last year. No one taught him how to read. He just can. Don't ask me how. Now concentrating on teaching him how to spell & write....so far....he hates writing.

A bold move made by going against the system.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Selamat Datang 2015

It's a difficult year for me in many ways...am not gonna lie and said everything is OK and I know that I made it through 2014 with the continuous mercy & blessing from the Al-Mighty. All I can say....Syukur Syukur Syukur.

Feeling very positive upon welcoming 2015. Strong bonding with my family is at the top of my list....Anything to make them happy. I have big hopes & dreams....may it all come true.

I know...You are listening....You are watching....You are constantly testing & You are always there....
Thank You for everything in 2014.

Akan cuba menulis kembali....sekerap mungkin. Moga emosi & situasi mengizinkan. 

Ujian Allah pada ku sepanjang 2014 sangat-sangat mencabar dari semua sudut kehidupan. Apakah ia? Biarlah rahsia. Hanya aku & famili yang tahu. Syukur kerana masih dapat berlindung di bawah rahmatNya dan Dia sudi memberi pertolongan walaupun terus diuji. Syukur yang teramat. 

Walaupun ku rasa sukar tapi masih mampu menarik nafas lega kerana ku tahu ada yang lagi hebat dicuba & diduga. Aku masih OK. Ada makan. Ada belanja. Ada tempat tidur. Ada cuti. Ada keluarga. Ada suami. Ada anak-anak. Masih Astro....macam-macam ada. 

Tak pe....tahun baru ni mahu lebihkan positif-nya lagi dalam apa jua keadaan. Masalah ada penyelesaian. Mahu mudahkan segalanya walaupun yang kronik. Mahu OK-kan segalanya. Mahu melihat kehidupan ini nol problema *walaupun ada*.  Mesti boleh. It's all in the mind. We decide. We choose.

Here's to a bombastic future....amazing life & the unbelievable me *wink* *wink* *wink*

Let the showcase begin.....Bismillahirahmanirrahhim.....Assalamualaikum 2015!

TSB Family - Lady Rima - Astana Rose - RP Holdings - Star Project - Beauty Project - Road To Melbourne

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pencipta Pilih Palestine

Had to write this post and let it off my chest...berombak dalam jiwa....call me crazy....I don't care....coz it's how I understand it.
Mana mungkin Dia tidak mendengar doa dari seorang pun hambaNya dan membiarkan mereka terus dizalimi. 

Dia terus-terusan memberi kepuasan dan kemenangan kepada dajjal-dajjal kecil di sebelah sana. 

Ada ketika hati mula bertanya....kenapa? 
Ada ketika terdetik di hati....kejamnya Dia.
Ada ketika terbit rasa marah padaNya.
Kenapa Dia berlaku tidak adil sedangkan itu bukan sifatNya.

Ya Tuhan....Ya Tuhan....Ya Tuhan....
Ampunkan aku kerana buruk sangka padaMu walaupun sedetik cuma. 

Aku terlupa....
Dunia ini , duniaMu dan Kau sedang menguji keimanan seluruh hambaMu di dunia ini dalam skala yang sangat besar! 

Kau mempertontonkan keperitan dan kezaliman mereka di sana untuk menguji keteguhan iman kita di sini terhadapMu.

Kini aku faham....
Mereka di sana sentiasa berada di dalam jagaanMu. 
Tak pernah sedetik Kau berpaling dari mereka. 
Yang beriman padaMu pasti mengerti....ujian dariMu adalah tanda kasih dan sayang. 

Walau dengan segala kesengsaraan hidup mereka di dunia...
Mereka tetap pilih untuk terus beriman padaMu....
Inilah yang Dia mahu kita lihat... 
Kesetiaan pada Agama. Ketaatan pada Pencipta. Keimanan hanya padaNya.

Semua itu bukan percuma kerana ganjaran dariMu maha hebat....merekalah yang telah Kau pilih untuk terus ke SyurgaMu. 

Kini aku faham....
Dajjal-dajjal kecil itu terus-terusan Kau berikan Istidraj di dunia kerana merekalah yang telah Kau pilih untuk terus ke NerakaMu.

Setelah memahami semua ini...... 
Haruskah aku terus bersedih? Tidak. 
Haruskah aku terus berdoa? Ya. 
Haruskah aku terus membantu? Ya, apa yang terdaya.

Kenapa? Apa perlunya mereka dikirimkan doa dan dihulurkan bantuan sekiranya mereka sudah pasti ke Syurga? 

Jawabku yang bodoh ini....
Kita tidak bertuah dan Dia tidak meletakkan kita di sana untuk mendapat ganjaran Syahid dan Syurga. Kita masih perlu berusaha mengumpul pahala dan berbuat amal kebaikan untuk menerima ganjaran syurga Dia.

Pernahkah terfikir mengapa Dia pilih bumi Palestine sebagai 'lokasi' ujian keimanan yang amat hebat ini untuk setiap hambaNya di dunia melihat?

Jawabku yang bodoh ini....
Mungkin....mungkin kerana di sinilah seorang manusia istimewa yang juga KekasihNya telah diangkat terus untuk melihat Syurga dan NerakaNya melalui peristiwa Israk Mikraj.

Maka di sini lah juga ramai manusia biasa bakal menyusul terus ke 'lokasi' hakiki melalui peristiwa ini......

Namaku Rima. Terima kasih kerana memberi. Aku bersyukur dilahirkan dalam AgamaMu.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Attended A Chinese Wedding

This is a throwback, mid November 2013. My last post was about me visiting my godfather in Ipoh , actually I was also in Ipoh during that period of time to attend a family friend son's wedding.

Masa ni Yna tak dapat ikut sekali sebab dia masih terlibat dengan program Astro , Ceria Superstar 2. So just me , MP & Ashel made the trip to Ipoh. Tak berapa seronok bila travel dan Yna tak ada sekali. At the same time , I know the hard time Yna was facing since she signed up for the show. Me & MP made it clear to her that she has to be strong to face all the obstacles because this is the career path she had chosen....we as parents will support her but she has to stand by herself and work her way up with the talent that she has. 

True enough,,,,along the way Yna got to know who her friends really are. It was a sad & emotional period for Yna coz she had to execute her weekly tasks with a bunch of cold hearted 'friends' that she no longer comfortable working with but due to contract signed with ASTRO,,,,Yna must put her emotional feelings aside and keep on dancing. Poor baby but hey!,,,,,welcome to the entertainment world! Dunia artis katanya....It's exciting but I never said that it's easy.....and.....that's why I quit! *wink*

OK....back to my stay in Ipoh. We stayed at Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites, it was the venue of the wedding. Nice hotel. Ashel was so excited dapat stay kat hotel....hehehe!

Our room...very spacious.

The river view....Bila malam pokok-pokok lampu neon tu bercahaya....macam I-City gitu. By the way it's dubbed as Ipoh I-City.

Not only me & my kids.....rasanya taking kids to the pool is a wajib routine for most of us bila stay kat hotel right?

As for me....I will always be ready in my swimming gear each time we're at the pool. Swim atau tidak comes second but I'll be close to the water if anything should happen or whenever the kids need me. MP? Hmmmm....kena tengok mood dia. He seldom follow me & the kids to the pool. On holiday, kalau tiba time bawak anak-anak pergi pool,,,,he'll opted to stay in the room. Tidur. I don't mind that coz I know that he needed the rest. Selalunya dia yang drive so an extra time for him to rest and chill on his own is fine with me. 

After all he's a Cancer, a crab,,,,dua alam...hehehe! Sebab tu I kata when it comes to water,,,,kena ikut mood dia. Kalau dia rasa nak berendam dengan anak-anak,,,,he will follow us to the pool, if he doesn't feel like it,,,,he'll stay away. I'm an Aquarius, a water bearer, naturally I love water.....the beach , the pool , scuba , snorkeling....Yna's following my interest.....Ashel pulak...hmmmm....dia suka main air je buat masa ni but showed no interest to learn how to swim yet. Not like Yna. 

And yes....I don't wear makeup to the pool. And yes....I don't usually wear makeup when am out of the house. And yes....I don't do facials except for scrubbing my face with St Ives Apricot Scrub once a month. And yes....I don't wash my face with facial products but only wash my face with water. And yes....I do have wrinkles around my eyes....and that's OK by me.

Time to go to the wedding! Sekarang kena-lah ber-makeup sikit. Sikit je. No, I don't use expensive makeup brands. Dari dulu zaman active menyanyi & berlakon pun, I did not practice myself to spend so much money on high end makeup brands. Tipulah kalau cakap tak beli langsung, adalah jugak beli makeup mahal-mahal ni,,,,,tapi mostly lipsticks. 

Since I mula kenal makeup.....my mother guna Avon. Then she mixed her makeup kit with Indonesian cosmetic products like Mustika Ratu & Sari Ayu. I grew up with those brands. Masa mula-mula jadi artis, itulah brand yang I dok guna.

Bila masuk early 20's....baru-lah I mula guna cosmetic products by The Body Shop and still mixing my makeup kit with Avon, Mustika Ratu & Sari Ayu....

Only once in my life , I did spend thousands of ringgit at one go to buy a full range of makeup by Christian Dior. That was in my mid 20's. Beli pun sebab kengkawan artis yang senior masa tu masing-masing akan keluarkan makeup-makeup jenama mahal bila depa nak touch-up muka masa show & etc. Macam-macam brand depa ada. Nak tak nak,,,,I pun ikut-lah jadi 'plastik' jugak.....time touch up depan kengkawan artis,,,,,haaa.....keluarlah segala Christian Dior, hokkay...hehehe! So fake!  But I stay true to my brand, only Christian Dior. Tapi tu kalau depan kengkawan artis,,,,,if not....am back to my Body Shop-Avon-Mustika Ratu & Sari Ayu *wink*

The second time , masa MP nak beli barang hantaran for our wedding. Dia tanya I nak makeup brand apa....again, I told him Christian Dior. So untuk hantaran kahwin masa tu, dapat-lah makeup, perfume, handbag & kasut from Christian Dior.

Now....My basic foundation (for stage/heavy make-up days), I'll use Revlon PhotoReady by Revlon. For this wedding, I didn't wear any foundation but instead put on ZA's 2way foundation / face powder. Bila habis, I'll buy the refill. Been using it since 2006. Before I guna All-In-One Face Base by The Body Shop but when they discontinued the product that I loved so much,,,,,I turned to ZA. I think sekarang dah ada balik dah product yang I suka tu....coz pernah nampak kat The Body Shop in Singapore. Tak pernah check-out pulak kat Body Shop sini sebab kalau masuk Body Shop pun terus beli its eyeliners or brow definers. Banyak body product yang I suka, The Body Shop Malaysia dah tak carry lagi , super like its Milk Bath Powder.

For my eye make-up,,,,I'll usually use a mixture of cosmetic products from Maybelline - Revlon - Silky Girl & Body Shop. Silky Girl? Cheap? It's OK. Tak mati pun guna brand murah. Plus, they have nice eye shades. For deep or heavy eye make-up I'll use PAC by Martha Tilaar, it's an Indonesian local brand. Blushers are from SimplySiti & PAC. Lipsticks are from Revlon & SimplySiti. 

You know what....A red lipstick will always be a red lipstick, high end brand or not. Kapish!

Since we stayed at the hotel where the wedding was held , so senang-lah. Tak perlu drive redah bandar Ipoh malam-malam.

This is MP with Mr Cheong aka bapak pengantin lelaki. Mr Cheong is MP's ex-boss when MP was working as an Executive Manager at his seafood restaurant in Shah Alam back in the early 90's. Then Mr Cheong opened another seafood restaurant in Cheras and made MP the director of the company. From there MP became one of Mr Cheong's trusted man (trusted Malay man) till this very day. And now Mr Cheong trusted MP to be his CLO (chief liaison officer) for his construction & real estate development projects. In short, we became close family friends. A very close family friend. Lain agama, lain bangsa....Syukur. 

Photos of us with Mr Cheong's family at the wedding....

Thankfully , Ashel was very well behaved that night :-)

There was only 1 non-Chinese table that night. It's for us , Mr Cheong's son's best friend (also a Malay guy) with his family & 2 Indian ladies from a local charity organization , which Mr Cheong made a donation to that night :-)  
The Chinese dinner......black chicken soup,,,,,first time for me. Quite good.

Mr Cheong with his family.

Yum Seng time! Kita pun Yam Seng jugak-lah....dengan Chinese tea & Ashel with his glass of Coke....*Yum Seng is like Cheers! in the western culture,,,,proposing a toast....drinking to success , good health & happiness...it's a tradition nothing religiously oriented...so jangan dok kalut & kolot sangat* *wink*

With the bride and groom.
The next morning.....we had a hearty breakfast! Took time and enjoyed our meal.

We later spent our day walking along the riverfront. There was a bridge from the hotel side for us to cross over to visit Palong Tin Museum.
Sungai Kinta....keroh sungguh air-nya. Macam warna teh tarek.

Haaa.....kat jambatan ni ada banyak padlock yang ditinggalkan oleh couple-couple yang sedang bercinta. Macam padlock love bridge di Paris lah. Tapi yang kat Paris dah sarat dengan padlock....yang kat Ipoh ni masih lompang lagi. Padlock & love,,,,symbolizes that when you're in love with somebody, you lock your love with the person in your heart. Locking it with a padlock, it means that the love will stay there. Well, apapun kepercayaannya buat those couples,,,,,gantung padlock for the sake of love is fine tapi jangan sampai gantung diri kat jambatan ni in the name of love sudah ye.....jangan jadi bodoh , please be wise. 

Seberang Sungai Kinta ada Palong Tin Museum. Walaupun museum ni baru but it's very beneficial for young Malaysians or young Perakians to know the history of the state of Perak. Dulu masa tak ada PLUS Highway, dari KL kena guna jalan lama untuk balik Taiping. Masa tu dapatlah jugak tengok kapal-kapal korek kat lombong bijih timah sebelum sampai Ipoh. Bila dah ada PLUS Highway, dah tak lalu jalan lama lagi,,,,,tak dapatlah tengok tapak-tapak lombong bijih timah tu lagi. 

We had a very informative walk....dapat tahu bits of Perak's history....wish Yna was here. She'll love this.

Had to make this Pamelo stop! Lama tak makan buah limau bali ni. Minta yang baka manis. Harga mahal sikit but it was worth it. 

OK am done with this throwback on my Ipoh trip.

Next....Chinese New Year coming.

A note for me : Yes! Aku Ipoh mali.....proud to be a Perakian.

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