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Monday, February 25, 2013

CNY With The Family

Xin nian kuai le! Gong Xi Fa Cai to all family members , friends & readers. Tahun ni we just had a simple gathering at my parent's place. 

MP & my dad......lepak-lepak dengan rokok masing-masing sambil tengok TV on Chinese New Year.

February ni jadual kerja I kalut sikit. My brother tak dapat cuti on CNY. Looks like we'll have to postpone our makan-makan session. Tak cukup quorum. So petang ni , just makan-makan kuih  raya Cina & limau mandarin lokam! The kids had fun catching up and playing with their tabs.

2nd day of CNY, went out for lunch with MP's family. His younger sister & BIL came down to KL from JB. Spent the day at Wangsa Walk. 


Lama jugak tak turun JB....hmmmm.....it'll be in my holiday planner this year. In-sya-Allah. Dah bertahun MP tak berkumpul adik-beradik. This year perhaps.........




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Monday, February 18, 2013

41 Today

Lived through another year with no major sickness. Demam pun tak. Pening-pening tu adalah , mostly sebab tak cukup tidur. Cuma batuk-batuk kecil & selsema berat for 1 week. Alhamdulillah. Moga terus dilindungi olehNya. Mohon jangan diambil rahmat dan hidayah yang diberikan olehNya. Hopefully I will be a better person and a much better Muslim starting from today onwards.

Bermacam dugaan , cobaan & ujian dalam business , kerja , kehidupan keluaga & rumahtangga yang diberiNya sepanjang berumur 40 tahun. So far , syukur pada Tuhan,,,,,,masih boleh bertahan. Masih boleh berfikir dengan waras. Masih boleh mencari jalan keluar. Masih diberi rezeki yang mencukupi. Masih diberi ketenangan dan kekuatan emosi. 

Whatever misery , mishaps & obstacles that came my way,,,,,all I did was serahkan segalanya padaMu. A total self surrender. I prayed to You. I asked from You. I talked to You. I trusted You with all my heart and I know that You will never let me down. You've always helped me in a very special way in which I can't explain but I know that it's Your work. I swear that there were times that I can feel you so close to me. I do. You made me feel that You've spoken to me , again,,,,in a way that I can't explain. I have no doubt in what You can do. Kau sentiasa menutup aib ku. Kau sentiasa mendengar segala keluhan ku. I'm imperfect but still , You stayed close. Masya'Allah.

Whatever comes , You taught me to have lots and lots of patience. Sabar works for everything with me. Apa jadi sekalipun rahsianya mesti kena sabar & let You do Your work then ONLY everything will turn out good. I love you Ya Tuhan and I hope.....that You love me too. 


41st birthday , 18th February 2013
Woke Yna up for school > baca self-made birthday card from Yna > kissed Ashel who is still sleeping who is still too young to understand what birthday is > I pulak sambung tidur > got ready for a class in Sungai Merab, Kajang > off to vocal class & dry run at AADK > waited & fetched Yna from school , while waiting for Yna,,,,I was replying birthday TQ's sent by family & friends to my FB/BBM/SMS's via my mobile > nasi campur lunch at our regular family restaurant in Ukay Perdana , Al-AzMaju > balik rumah > lepak depan laptop trying my best to reply all birthday TQ's in between my 3 FB accounts while watching TV > MP goreng fries & nuggets for dinner > 10:30pm Yna masuk tidur > 15 minutes later MP & Ashel masuk tidur > am still online........Happy Birthday to me :-)

Any cakes? No
Any pulut kuning? No
Any chocolates? No
Any flowers? Hell No! 
Any kisses? Yes from my kids
Any cards? Yes from Yna
Any birthday song? Yes from Kak Siti over the phone & from an FB fan who sent a Youtube link
Any birthday wishes? Loads from family members & friends
Any presents? No not today but I've got a 42" Panasonic LED TV last month from a lucky draw and getting 40K mid next month for my work in my birthday week!...again,,,,,,sabar.....hehehe!

Is it enough? Yup! Syukur. Ada yang tak dapat apa-apa langsung *wink*.


A note for me : He gave me this big love towards you *smile*.



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Long Overdue : Yna's Birthday Dinner @ Seoul Garden

28th November 2012 - During this period I was very busy with work. Somehow or rather I managed to squeeze my time to organise this simple birthday dinner for my one and only daughter.

Sekarang ni I dok layan re-runs of Philippine TV series , Pangako Sayo. Dulu in 2001 rasanya dah tengok tapi sekarang ni saja nak tengok balik. From Kristine Hermosa's character as Yna Macaspac is where I got the nickname of my baby girl Adrenna Rose Noah. So , in short we call her Yna. Her stage name with her group Nova Nona is Yna Rose :-)

My Yna turned 11. Am making this birthday dinner an occasion for the family to share and remember. I have 3 person celebrating birthdays in November. My mom's on the 6th , my younger brother on the 20th and Yna on the 28th.

Invited Nova Nona , my 2 nephews and the rest of my family for this Korean BBQ birthday dinner at Seoul Garden , KL Festival City.

All set and done , waiting for the gang to come meet me here.

Owh yeah! Everybody enjoyed the dinner. They kids had fun cooking on their own with the help of the elder sisters , of course.

The adults enjoyed the food too! I certainly did. All I had was the coffee beef and other marinated beef BBQed to perfection. *Mati-laa malam confirm tak leh tidur sebab I "ate" too much coffee!*

Good food and good company.....that's all it takes to make the day worthwhile ;-)

No fancy birthday cakes , just cuppies.

All the kids in the house. Diana Yasmin , Yna Rose , Elisya Sandha , Rhyan Ramos , Ryhzad Ramos & Ashel Adnan.

The 3 November babies.......hmmmm......Ashel sibuk menyelit nak tiup candle jugak.

Just love to see my family together.

Yna with her Nenek Rose and Paksu Ramos.


In-sya-Allah...dengan rezeki yang Tuhan kasi , I'll organize more wonderful birthdays to come for them. 


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Holidays : Hatyai Day 5 - Bye Thailand

Tak dapat jugak nak realisasikan hasrat nak update my long overdue posts before February. Ni dah nak masuk mid February.....tak siap-siap jugak. Nak habiskan this Hatyai series pun terkial-kial. Tak tahu macam mana nak organized my time for the blog. Que sera sera , what will be , will be. *wink*

Last day in Hatyai. January 2nd we checked out from the hotel. My mom beranak 1 beg. I pun beranak 1 lagi beg. Suruh MP ambil 2 tul-tuk. Satu bawa MP & beg-beg , satu lagi tuk-tuk bawa me , the kids & my parents. After MP bincang-bincang dengan driver tuk-tuk , dia kata 1 tuk-tuk cukup. I was like....hah??? biar betul. Hmmm.....betul beb. Muat tapi sarat laa.....hehehe!

Balik ke KL tak naik bas konsortium....naik bas Alisan. Most tuk-tuk kat Hatyai ni tahu kat mana lokasi Alisan Golden Coach. Dekat area shopping-shopping kat Lee Gardens jugak. We took the 7pm bus. Since we checked out at 12pm , we went straight to Alisan. Sampai sini , they will asked for your passports & tickets.....isi apa borang yang patut , and that's it. Tunggu-lah sampai bas sampai malam nanti. 

Need not worry , kat Alisan ni boleh letak beg dan segala macam benda yang kita nak bawak naik bas. So boleh-lah pergi shopping lagi sementara menunggu malam , hehehe! Nak solat pun boleh kat Alisan ni.

Selesai urusan tiket , urusan letak-letak beg , selesai solat zohor.......dah masuk lunch time. We need not go far as right across from Alisan ada kedai makan Halal. Nama kedai Rocky Muslim Restaurant. Ada nasi campur & ada masakan ala-Thai. Restaurant ni tak besar,,,,kecil je. 

This was what we ate for lunch. Udang Goreng Kunyit + Tom Yam Seafood + Daging Merah + Baby Kailan Goreng Ikan Masin + Telur Bungkus.

View of Alisan from Rocky Muslim Restaurant.

Lepas lunch , jalan-jalan.....and yes,,,,,habiskan duit Baht yang ada....hehehe!

Shopping centres around Alisan. In the last picture...Pink Lady Complex , kat situ boleh shopping tapi jangan pulak masuk kawasan pagar kuning kat sebelah kanan tu tak pasal-pasal ye,,,,,situ pun Pink Lady jugak , tapi Pink Lady Hotel....hmmm......ada aktiviti dot dot dot kat situ di tingkat 2 hotel tu. Still , we can always safely stay there kalau nak. I was told that bilik kat Pink Lady ni bersih , cantik dan comfortable. Harga pun around RM60 - RM70+ per night. 

Bila bershopping di area Lee Gardens ni , ada ketikanya.....nature calls. I will always make my way here to do my business......hehehe! This restroom is super clean , ada ruang menunggu with comfy seats di luar restroom ni , it's F.O.C. dan yang paling unik,,,,,ada bakul berisi daun pandan in each of the toilets. Where's this loo? Kat dalam Central Department Store.

Waktu ni dah tak ramai orang Malaysia kat Hatyai ni sebab public schools dah buka. Yna belum naik sekolah lagi,,,,,guess what? bought 2 school bags for Yna here.  

Ronald McDonald pun sembah hormat gitu kat Siam ni....hehehe! Masih banyak Xmas trees kat sekitar shopping area ni walaupun Xmas dah seminggu berlalu. And yes....one of Ashel's favourite cartoon character Mickey Mouse is everywhere at the 7Eleven sekitar bandar ni , ada promotion apa entah time ni.

Dah selesai shopping. Lepak minum petang kat warung tepi jalan. Minum air tebu & air kelapa sambil ratah udang galah goreng.

Dah makan petang , dah shopping last kopek , dah packing barang-barang yang baru beli.....rest & relax kat Alisan. Tepat jam 7:00 waktu Thailand & 8:00pm waktu Malaysia,,,,,bus pun sampai. The bus made few stops around the city to pick-up more passengers en-route KL. Bus Alisan ni best , ada free WiFi on-board and ada plug point at each seats! They gave you clean towels and a bottle of mineral water. Hatyai to border , depa mainkan movie......lepas movie tamat , lights off! Tidur sampai KL.

Bas berhenti for a quick dinner di Changlun. MP & parents lepak kat restoran Mamak for some roti canai & teh tarik. Me and the kids opted for some beef burgers.

Sampai KL pukul 5 pagi. My brother & family fetched us at Puduraya. 

So that's our New Year holiday for this year. Alhamdulillah tak ada insiden-insiden yang tak elok berlaku to me & family during our stay in Hatyai. 

Guess what? We left Hatyai January 2nd , katanya on January 3rd Hatyai banjir....teruk jugak , sampai ke border banjir. Banyak kereta tersangkut kat sempadan. Nasib baik-lah me & family sempat terlepas dari musibah ni. Thank you Ya Tuhan. 

Hahhhhhhhhhhhh......finally , habis pun posts Hatyai ni. Berjanggut menunggu ekkk? Hehehe! 




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Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Holidays : Hatyai Day 4 - Songkhla Tour

I've been busy these few days doing paperworks! Aaaargh......have to. Kena kerja kuat sikit tahun ni. 

Me , MP , my Papa & Yna stayed up to welcome the New Year. My mom & Ashel dah lena dibuai mimpi. Dah masuk Tahun Baru.......So much in my mind , responsibilities makin hebat,,,,,only God knows.

Routine biasa bila pagi tiba.....breakfast.

Hari ni nak jalan-jalan ke Songkhla. Hired a VIP van....hmmmm.....sekali sekala indulged ourselves with a bit of comfort and luxury.

A 10 seater van for just 6 of us....hehehe!

Our 1st stop was at Chang Puak Camp. It's an elephant sanctuary.  

This is the starting point for all elephant rides here.

Nak naik gajah kena bayar 500 Baht (RM50) seorang. MP, Ashel, My Papa & Yna went on the ride. There goes RM200! I tak naik coz my mom didn't want to go on the ride. 

My kids especially Ashel enjoyed the ride so much. He was not scared or anything. 1st time riding an elephant for everyone here.

You can also feed the elephants.....just buy these bananas.

Excited and happy faces.

While waiting for the gang , me & my mom help ourselves with some refreshments that was being served.

Akhirnya,,,,,sampai pun wajah-wajah kesayangan hamba....huhuhu! The ride was about 30 minutes or so.

Selain dari elephant rides ada few other activities lagi kat sini. Ada archery and also ATV rides. 

Kat tempat lepak-lepak ni , siap ada foot massage lagi.

Then MP and my Papa cuba menembak pulak. My dad suck at it but MP was a natural. He can shoot! Well the score wasn't perfect but many bullets hit the black area. With a bit of training , I'm sure he can shoot much better.

Done shooting.....

Hatyai Ice Dome was our 2nd stop of the day.

Don't expect to see any snow here,,,,,only exhibition of ice sculptures in spectacular ways. The building exhibits a temperature of -15 degrees Celsius.

Ice sculptures......

MP tak nak masuk....dia lepak kat luar dengan driver van.

Since MP tak de....kenalah beli family photo ni.

Next stop , Songkhla Aquarium.

Let's go see the fish , baby boy!

Tunggu ikan besar lalu , nak tangkap gambar...I'm sure many of us pernah buat macam ni kan....hehehe!

Macam-macam species hidupan laut ada kat sini.....tak kuasa lah nak ingat nama binatang pelik-pelik ni.

Lepak-lepak kejap minum kopi kat cafe dalam aquarium ni.

Apapun our Aquaria lagi much better compared to this place.

Last stop before we end our aqua tour....tengok show ikan. Scuba diver tu siap menari to the Gangnam Style song in the tank.

Ni next pit-stop. The Great Serpent Nag in Songkhla. Something like the Merlion in Singapore. Tapi benda ni ada 3 bahagian. The head,,,,,which is this one , then there's the navel section yang letaknya kat tempat lain , lastly there's the tail section kat tempat lain jugak but all kat around Songkhla. Again , tak kuasa nak pergi Naga hunting tengah-tengah panas.
Happy New Year decor was everywhere around the city.

Next stop....Samila Beach! There's a beach hotel nearby , mana tau one day,,,,,nak stay situ *wink*.

Kat Samila Beach ni ada the famous Golden Mermaid Statue.

It's a public holiday,,,,,naturally the beach's packed with people. Kena ikut turn sebelum dapat ambil gambar dengan Mermaid tu.

Ragam naik kenderaan di Hatyai. 

We headed back to the hotel after touring for 5 hours. Tu pun ada few places yang tak stop. Kepenatan. Sampai hotel , the kiddos nak swim. 

Guess most guests dah check-out siang tadi kot coz esok dah hari kerja....sebab tu pool kosong je. Kalau tak , from the day I stayed here,,,,,,ramai je orang kat pool.

Hmmmm.....lepak-lepak by the pool with the kids. MP tidur. My parents rehat kat bilik.

Making myself useful by snapping some shots of the pool :-)

View senja dari bilik taken at 6:10pm waktu Thailand (that's 7:10pm in Malaysia). Can clearly see the city centre on the background.

Our last nite in Thailand , esok dah nak balik KL dah. Jalan-jalan ke city centre and this time the tuk-tuk we took siap ada TV lagi dowh! Last round of shopping. 

Ahhhhh the Halal street food.....gonna miss it.

More street food....

Unik....Chiengmai Peanut , lemak lemak pahit. Macam tu lah rasa kacang ni. Bought few packets to bring home. The tour company that I bought all my tickets & tour from , it's just a small booth tapi reliable. Tukar duit pun kat sini jugak.

Malam ni makan simple. Beli nasi putih & ready made sambal belacan Salma kat Salma Restaurant. Then beli ayam goreng kat warung tepi jalan. Beli dessert Pulut Mangga & Pulut Durian. Heaven.

Had dinner kat bilik my parents. Hah....ada duty lagi lepas ni,,,,,nak mengemas beg-beg dan barangan belian! Long night for me. 


Nite all. Next will be the last part of my Hatyai post.



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