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manchester united vs. fulham.

I was too sleepy to stay up and watch the match.
Before I went to bed I jokingly told Mr Sunshine, “Mesti seri je ni, sebab awak tengok !” which was followed by a quick reply from him, “Eh jangan lah !”.

Have I jinxed the team ?



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top of the world.

Good morning all.
I’m testing out this mobile blogging feature, I’m blogging from my phone ! I’m a bit slow and am easily amused when it comes to techy stuff. :p
I’m in Mr Sunshine’s hometown, Batu Pahat. The whole family’s here as my sisters in-law just got back too. πŸ™‚
We’re all done with sahur, I had quite a lot to eat (considering I won’t be fasting). I have not started to fast yet this Ramadhan. Well, what do you expect if your menses start a day before the first day of Ramadhan, eh ?
Last night, mum in-law and I went through some videos of our Batu Pahat wedding kenduri. It felt as if everything happened just yesterday. We had a good laugh watching one of the videos in which Mr Sunshine and I were forced to dance along with the traditional dancers. Hehe.
The videos did bring back some ‘unwanted’ good memories though. I guess the dust has just settled and I am at the point where I am more sad than angry or hurt.
Don’t get me wrong, I have no regrets. I know this a phase I have to go through. And, life goes on whether I am on the top of the world or not. I am definitely not on the top of the world, but I know I’m getting there. :p
I have been spending my free time trying to finish Marian Keyes’ Anybody Out There which I bought ages ago n only started reading two nights ago. I wish I had a day all to myself, just to finish it.
Tomorrow we’ll be heading to Batu Pahat town for a baju Raya hunt !
I am going back to bed for a couple of hours now. Mr Sunshine has already dozed next to me.
Random note: My hair needs some serious TLC lah.

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I am not sure whether any of you had noticed some bickering going on in my blog. If you have not, just ignore this next paragraph. Hehe.
For those who have, I apologize for all the negativity in this Holy month of Ramadhan.
The thing is, I usually rant about that person in my private blog, but I stopped writing altogether over there halfway through my first year at work, so I kinda forgot about the whole point of that blog’s privacy.
It was my mistake to bare it all here, in my public and so-called happy blog. Sorry !
The timing of this situation is actually funny because I just finished reading Marian Keyes’ The Other Side of The Story a few days ago, a book which tells a story about three different characters; Gemma Hogan, Lily Wright and Jojo Harvey, and how their lives intertwined through heartbreak and success.
Gemma and Lily were former best friends. Their friendship was torn apart because Lily stole Anton, whom Gemma thought was her love of her life.
Funny because I can relate to the ‘becoming former best friends’ part except that no boyfriend stealing was involved. :p
I am not going to delete any posts or comments because what’s done is done.
No looking back, those are the words that are frequently told to me by Mr Sunshine and Akey.
I believe that when a relationship turns sour, both parties involved should be blamed and responsible for the damage. So I am in no way saying that I have done nothing wrong at all.
But I’ve done my part to try to rectify things, but it was a breakdown waiting to happen.
I am honestly relieved that it finally did.
So yeah, let’s just put all that nonsense behind because I do not intend to be an attention seeker or perfect baby/budak who always thinks she’s right. πŸ™‚

Moving on, today I received some pretty exciting news (work-related).
I am trying not to keep my hopes up but I sure am hoping for the best !
Semoga dipermudahkan semuanya. Ameen.

How did your first day of Ramadhan go ?
Despite all the drama, I made three simple dishes for berbuka just now. Although I am not fasting, I only drank a few gulps of water throughout the whole day so I was pretty famished by Maghrib. :p
Currently waiting for Mr Sunshine to come back from Tarawih prayers.
I feel bad for waking up at 0530 hours this morning for sahur, even though Mr Sunshine had already told me he only wanted to have bread, I still need to practice waking up to prepare a sahur meal, don’t I ?

I better lie down before this headache of mine gets worse.
Here’s to a better day tomorrow, InshAllah. Ameen.
Bye !


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how’s your neighbour ?

I feel like a lousy neighbour.

A lousy neighbour who was oblivious to the fact that the senior medical assistant who has been living right across me with his wife (a nurse) moved out last weekend.
Even though I could choose to use the excuse of me not being around during the last weekend, but I did not notice that they were no longer occupying the space opposite mine even after I got back from Gombak last Monday.
It took me a question from my colleague, who asked me whether they had already moved out for me to take a closer look and realized there were no more shoes and sandals outside of the place.
How ignorant is that ?

To alleviate my guilt, I tried to strike up a conversation with him when I bumped into him at the hospital,
Me: Assalamualaikum, Encik S**** dah pindah ye ?
Him: Waalaikumussalam, iye baru je hari minggu yang lepas.
Me: Oh patut lah, saya balik kampung masa tu, tak perasan. (See how I am trying to console myself ?)
Him: Ye lah, baru seminggu je pindah.
Me: Oh okay. *smiles*

Oh well.
What’s done is done.
As Pumbaa puts it, you’ve gotta put your behind in your past. Hehe.
How I wish I could do that, who knows maybe my behind will stop expanding at the rate it is now. :p

Ramadhan is next week and I have finally finished making up my fasts, today.
I vow to start making up the fasts for this Ramadhan as early as I can, not like this year.
But that was what I vowed last year too, so you get the picture.
According to my period calendar, Aunt Flo will be visiting me (InshaAllah) during the first few days of Ramadhan, which means she will paying another visit at the end of Ramadhan (InshaAllah).
Hence, more fasting days to make up for !

I would like to share a few things I learned over the long weekend:

  1. If you double park, you can (or should ?) leave your car in free gear so that it can be pushed/moved just in case. Yes, I did not know this, laugh all you want. Thank you Mr. Parking Attendant at the Putra LRT station car park.
  2. There is such a thing as an Exhibition Specialist. Thanks Annisa darling.
  3. I am not a shopaholic, but a new pair of pretty wedges can do wonders to your confidence !
  4. Every relationship/friendship needs two-way communication. 
  5. Always remember to keep a record of your expenses especially when there’s a (book) sale. Hehe.
  6. You don’t need to stay in a toxic relationship/friendship and if someone does not put you on their list of priorities, they don’t deserve to be on yours.
  7. I need to eat to survive, I used to be able to go on starving but now I need food !

In reference to No. 5, I am guilty for over spending while I was back in Gombak. Sigh.
So now I am spending my days (and nights) whining to Mr Sunshine about how I am going to get through another 20 days until my next pay.
I am so lucky Mr Sunshine is such a cool dude. Hehe.
We’re total opposites, I get worked up over petty things, but he remains calm and collected (and macho as he would put it, haha) even through the rough times.
I don’t know what I would do without him.
I guess opposites do attract. πŸ˜‰

My armpits are still sweaty (hahaha), and my arms are still a bit sore from scrubbing Mr Sunshine’s shirts awhile ago.
I should take another bath.


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dreaming of you.

Hello all.
Happy Monday !
I overcame my Sunday blues, so here’s to a good Monday for all of us. πŸ™‚

I had the most weird dream last night and almost everyone who were in it were people who I barely know or have spoken to me once in my entire lifetime.
Woke up feeling a bit confused.

I’m off to work.
Bye !


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viva la espana !

I have been following the World Cup avidly (read: watched almost every match) until Brazil lost.
After that, it all seemed so lackluster. Remember this ? Hehe.
But I had another two teams of choice (after Brazil, of course) which were Germany and Spain.
Germany snatched the third place, again. Congratulations to them.
And by now all of you would have known that SPAIN ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS !!!
So I am pretty content, ecstatic that Netherlands lost, because I hate them for no obvious reasons.
My Van Dort family, please forgive me, this has nothing to do with all of you. πŸ™‚

Just in case some of you were curious, Van Dort is Mummy’s side of my family. Mummy was Philomena Van Dort. πŸ˜‰

Hooray for Spain, world champions for the first time !


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don’t speak.

I’m working the WP 3 shift this month, which means I clock in at 0830 hours and clock out at 1730 hours.
I love the clocking in late part but I am not particularly happy about clocking out late. Hehe.
I wonder if I can trick them to let me have a half an hour break and let me go home at 1700 hours. Haha.

Mr Sunshine is on his way to Perhentian Island.
He’d be staying there for a night, which leaves me all alone at night again. Sigh.
The last time he left wasn’t that bad, but what bums me out is him going to Perhentian !
I am aware that it’s a work trip, but the inspections won’t take the whole day, right ?
Not fair !

Have fun Yayang ! ;D

I am a bit disappointed with a certain someone.
You can say that we’re kinda close, but the thing is I do not see any effort on her side to maintain whatever that’s left of the friendship we have.
I am not expecting calls or messages every week but even once a month would suffice. I would be happy even with a message on Facebook. You get what I mean ?
Why should I always be the one initiating communication ?
Recently I tried getting in touch with her, but she told me she was busy and would get back to me as soon as she got back home. That was a week ago.
But I should have seen it coming.
It has always been like this.

Dear you, you know we’ve been through the whole I-won’t-be-in-touch-until-I-feel-like-I-need-you phase a few times now. I love you but it’s getting a bit tiring. Seriously.
Tawar hati lah.

I am fasting today as I have a few more days of fasts to make up.
I managed to fast the whole first week of Rejab, Alhamdulillah, before Aunt Flo came to visit.
I have absolutely no idea what to have this evening when I break my fast. I get lazy to cook when I am alone.
I am lazy even when Mr Sunshine’s around too actually but the feeling gets more intense he’s not. Hehe.

I feel a headache coming on.
There’s still time to lie down, yay !

Have a good week everyone ! ;D


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comel lah sangat.

Di hospital ini, ada sesetengah kakak-kakak jururawat yang memanggil saya dengan nama comei. Ye, comei bukan comel. Saya assume mereka nak panggil saya comel. Ha ha ha.
Saya berikan beberapa contoh situasi.

Situasi 1: Ketika saya menelefon ke Wad Lelaki
Saya: Assalamualaikum, boleh saya bercakap dengan Kak Nano (bukan nama sebenar) ?
Kak Nano: Waalaikummussalam, Kak Nano ni.
Saya: Oh Kak Nano, Melissa ni.
Kak Nano: Ye comei, ada apa ?

Situasi 2: Ketika saya hendak mendapatkan rawatan di Unit Kecemasan
Saya: *muka pucat memegang perut*
Kak Zazo (bukan nama sebenar): Alahai comei, kenapa ni ?
Saya: Gastrik la Kak Zazo ! *muka sedih*

Saya tidaklah merasakan diri saya ini comel akan tetapi saya berterima kasih kepada kakak-kakak yang baik hati mendoakan saya. πŸ™‚
Mudah-mudahan doa kakak-kakak semua dimakbulkan dan saya betul betul menjadi comel !
Mudah-mudahan nanti anak-anak saya pun mengikut kecomelan saya hasil doa kakak kakak semua.



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brasil all the way !

My in-laws are on their way here by bus. They’re expected to arrive around 5 a.m. later which means we’d have to leave the house at 4 a.m. to pick them up.

I guess I should be sleeping now.

I seriously think if I watch any more football matches, I’d end up having a cardiac arrest.
I get sooo emotional !
But YAY for Brazil !
Pretty boring match against Portugal.
I suppose it’s because they’ve already secured their place in the Group of 16 after two awesome wins.

Oh yes, I should be sleeping now.


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debit and credit.

How did your Thursday go ?

Mine was going pretty well until I received some not so happy news from the brother.
I won’t be disclosing what it is about here though.
Suffice to say that it’s not something you can just get over in a matter of days. πŸ™

Then I got to know Mr Sunshine has been vomiting since this afternoon.
Everything he ingests just comes right back out. πŸ™
He’s ok now Alhamdulillah.

Then my peep toe pumps Mr Sunshine bought for me as my wedding hantaran tore.
I’ve had my shoes die on me so many times before this, but this one is kinda sentimental lah. πŸ™
Brings me back to the time when I lost my beautiful Vincci sandals Mummy bought for me when I was in UiTM.

I wanted to pay for my groceries using my credit card just now, but the cashier told me it was declined.
Then I remembered that the same thing happened two weeks ago at the airport.
I definitely have not maxed out my card, and I have been paying religiously every month, so the bank told me I will be receiving a replacement card within 7 to 10 days.

But then..
β€œAllah does not burden a soul more than it can bear.”
Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 286

So, Alhamdulillah.
InshaAllah everything will be okay. πŸ™‚

Things were definitely okay when Noor and I were at McDonald’s just now. Hehe.
Thanks dear, next time I belanja you ok. πŸ™‚

My in-laws will be coming over this weekend. That’s good news too. πŸ™‚

Well, except for the part where there’s MAJOR cleaning up/washing etc etc to do !

Wish us luck !


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