Monday, April 30, 2007

Hope

I love this saying...I saw it a few years ago, in one of the few emails I get on hope. And just recently, it came back, in one of Nik's beautiful writings. And just this morning, I received it in my morning email on hope for destiny. I hope everyone could grasp the meaning behind these very simple yet deeply meaningful words.

Kadang-kadang Allah sembunyikan matahari..
Dia datangkan petir dan kilat..
Kita menangis dan tertanya-tanya..
Kemana hilangnya sinar..
Rupa-rupanya..
Allah nak hadiahkan kita pelangi

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Unfriend

I always thought that logically, everybody deserves a chance, in just about everything, especially when it comes to happiness, friendship and love. I have this nagging habit of making excuses for people who doesn’t (I’d psycho myself, telling myself that they are maybe too shy, too self conscious, has low confidence or whatever it is that I could make logic of) or plainly refuses to have friends, even when these friends come knocking on their door.

I treated myself for a nice relaxing facial today, and had hours of thinking between the masques and massages, and I’ve finally made up my mind that I’ll just give up on this person. You see, I think it’s just a habit of mine to make friends with just about everyone, even though some people are quizzical on how I could with this person. She chooses her circle, is very proud, but just when thought I saw the softer, more sensitive part of her, in a snap, it just fades away, and away.

This person does not really want friends, and I was concerned, because I thought that she was an intelligent and one of the most interesting person I've ever met. Someone you could talk to on just about everything, someone who is so particular about even the smallest things in life, and I find this intriguing and different than what I’ve ever come across in people in my circle. I thought you could become a trustworthy friend, a confidante, a listener or just plain 'friend'. But you repeatedly show that nothing in this world is more important than yourself, and you refuse to care about how people are or how they feel.

I guess I’ll just let you slip away as you wish. I’m sure you’ll find someone more deserving as a friend, but I’m pretty sure now it’s just not me.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Futsal Mania

The winning teams

Half time - sempat lagi posing tuh

Third game against each other - Happy Feet (blue) vs La Chicas (orange)

Us and Coach Azhar - I think he lost his voice that day..poor guy

Selepas berhempas pulas, for weeks and weeks, the big day for my Futsal career (hehe..cam bagus) had finally come and gone in merely 4 hours. My department sent in 2 teams, just to make sure we could grab all the money we could for this very hard-working team of 10. We started as 10, and slowly expanded to 14, to ensure we could submit both teams in (rules said to have only 7 per team). I loved every minute of the game today, even though it was somewhat different than what I ever imagined it to be. So many good athletes in the company. So surprising, but such a challenge.

My team (Happy Feet) got ourselves RM100, at fourth place and the other team (La Chicas) earned their RM200, at first place. All are esctatic to the point that yours trully can't even sleep now, even though I know I should rest before my function tonight. My brain is somewhat so excited and happy that it keeps on repeating the scenes in my aching head. I got bruises all over my legs (defence la katakan), I scraped my elbow again and I am so tired now God knows how I'll survive. Saturday morning well spent!

Friday, April 27, 2007

27 April 1999

Ayah telah selamat kembali ke Rahmatullah, lapan tahun lepas pada tarikh ini. Semoga roh Ayah dirahmati Allah Yang Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang.
Al-Fatihah

Tag Lagi

7 things meme
Alamak...Kena tag lagi..But this is definitely a different version of the tags I'm used to. Lets see if I could survive this headache.

7 things to do before i die:
- Have gorgeous kids with my gorgeous husband (gorgeous soul of course, I don't go for the face...sorry ye lelaki2 handsome yang tak berjiwa...if you have both, then its a bonus la..haha)
- Do sky diving
- Perform Haj with my loved ones. Its was wonderful performing Umrah with Mak last year.
- Own a cozy and fantastic restaurant, that even the Sultan goes to (like Indulgence or better)
- Become a doctor (either by PhD or MD)
- Own a beautiful villa by the beach or a cottage in the highlands
- Own a BMW

7 things I can't do:
- Burp loudly like a monster. Yuck!!
- Eating without manners. Sorry Mr. Ex...I just can't do it as bad as you. Ayah taught me well
- Hurt people unintentionally, and just letting it go that way. I'd say sorry
- Pick my nose while driving
- Laugh like a lady (sorry Mak, I just can't do it when in my comfy zone, but I definitely do, dalam majlis2...so boleh la bawak majlis)
- Wear a corset (no way)

7 things that attract me to Europe: (I've never been there OK..takleh tempat lain ke?)
- Castles I see on Travel and Living
- Food I see on Travel and Living
- Cheap designer brands I see my friends bring home when they go there
- Fish and Chips?? Tuh je kan yang boleh makan pon kat situ?
- Gorgeous scenery I see on Travel and Living
- Good shoes my size at a fraction of the price
- Romantic getaways I see on Travel and Living, and from books I read

7 things I like to say:
- Serious??
- Biar benar!!!
- Duh...
- Bloody hell!!!!
- Alo :)
- Pakcik
- Wat de heck??!!!

7 good books:
- Tell Me Your Dreams
- The Opposite of Fate
- Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field
- 100 Simple Rules to a Great Relationship (haha...such irony)
- Kisah-Kisah Nabi (sangat interesting...my lil sis introduced me to this)
- Jane Eyre
- Merck Manual Medical Info

7 good films:
- Practical Magic
- The Messenger
- The Sound of Music
- The Lakehouse
- Sleepers
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hey (tangkap leleh ok)
- Love Actually

7 blogs to tag:
- Lina
- Nique
- Zai
- Judd
- Bosh
- I realize that I don't have that many friends with
- blogs...Aiyo...Atau kawan memang tak ramai ek...alamak...cam loser la plak :p

Lovin' It

Many many good things are starting to happen now. I'm actually happy with how my life is right now, and anticipating for all that I plan and hope to happen eventually. Life has its ups and downs, and at this very moment, I'm glad that everything seems to be blooming. I love life! This moment suddenly reminds me of a dorky song I used to sing and dance to when I was young. Its A Beautiful Life by Ace of Base.

You can do what you want just seize the day
What you're doing tomorrow's gonna come your way
Don't you ever consider givin' up, you will find, oooh

It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
I just wanna be here beside you
And stay until the break of dawn

Take a walk in the park when you feel down
There's so many things there that's gonna lift you up
See the nature in bloom a laughing child
Such a dream, oooh

It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
I just wanna be here beside you
I just wanna be here beside you
and stay until the break of dawn

You're looking for somewhere to belong
You're standing all alone for someone to guide you on your way
Now and Forever

It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo
I just wanna be anybody

Living in different ways
It's a beautiful life
I'm gonna take you to a place
I've never been before oh yeah
It's a beautiful life
I'm gonna take you in my arms and fly awaywith you tonight

It's a beautiful life, oooh
It's a beautiful life, oooh
It's a beautiful life, oooh
It's a beautiful life, oooh
It's a beautiful life, oooh
It's a beautiful life

Monday, April 23, 2007

Bad Hair Day

Well, actually, for me, everyday is a bad hair day. But I'd never anticipated facing the very worst bad hair day ever, and it's today, on a blue Monday at the office. So you can imagine how I feel today la kan. @#$%^*^%$@#%^*!!!! I actually have no one else to blame but myself and my therapist (beauty therapist aaa, I'm not a psycho yet). I wash my hair everyday, for the past years, as long as I can remember, but suddenly, this minachi came into my life, and had asked that I change my routine to only 3 to four times a week. I refused to budge at first, but last night, I was determined, and had finally answered the challenge this morning. I didn't even want to leave the house, but Mak SWORE that it looked fine. The first person I met this morning was surprised by the change, and didn't even try to hide his utter surprise. Oh yeah, by the way, I tried hiding the bad hair by wearing a cute hair clip, and what did I get for that? 'You look like a baby!' Hmm...think people! Would that sound good to anyone, especially if you were my age? Heck no. Anyway, after my fifth visit to vanity land (aka the Ladies lav), I gave in entirely, and the 'thing' called hair on my head is safely bunched up in a ponytail. I still don't look too good, but this feels much better than looking like a fully grown baby. Yuck!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Majlis Aqiqah Baby Haziq

Last nite I had the pleasure of seeing baby Haziq, after quite a while, since about a month ago. How he's grown! These are amongst the shots I managed to take, between the times the ladies were passing him around. Who could resist such a cutie?



Kecik-kecik dah pandai posing!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Calorie IQ

Test your CALORIE IQ! Which of the following snacks have the fewest calories?

At the Mall
1. Soft serve vanilla/chocolate ice cream in a wafer cone (small serving)
2. Strawberry Wild, Jamba Juice (24 oz)
3. Aunt Annie's Pretzel (whole wheat without butter)
4. Cinnabon - MiniBon
Answer: Small soft serve ice cream cone (at 150 calories).The whole wheat, butter-less pretzel, has a whopping 350 calories and the Cinnabon,... even though it's "mini" will set you back 300 calories. While the smoothie seems like a good choice, it's a large serving and the calories add up fast (310 calories).

At Starbucks
*All small servings with skim milk
1. Pomegranate Frappuccino juice blend - no whipped cream
2. Coffee Frappuccino Light - no whipped cream
3. Iced vanilla skim latte - no whipped cream
Answer: Coffee Frappuccino Light (110 calories).The Iced Vanilla Skim Latte is only slightly higher, so you can certainly enjoy that too (120 calories). However, the Pomegranate Frapp is laden with sugar and has as many calories as the Coffee Frappucino Light with whipped cream (210 calories). The best Frappucino Light options are without whipped cream - they're low in fat and less than 200 calories.

At the Movies
1. Medium popcorn - "no butter"
2. Twizzlers (6oz bag)
3. Chocolate Covered Raisins (3.5oz bag)
Answer: Chocolate covered raisins (at 410 calories).
The chocolate raisins are the least caloric, although eating only half the box would be the best option by far! The Twizzlers are next (570 calories), and surprisingly the most caloric is the unbuttered, medium popcorn at a whopping 900 calories! That's because movie theatre popcorn is popped in so much oil (not to mention the salt).

adapted from Yahoo!