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old boys and old friends.

Hello all !
Updates, as promised.  

As if anyone really reads my blog, haha.

Two weeks ago, Mr. Sunshine brought Khayla and I to Ipoh, again. This time around it was for his former school, Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman’s (STAR) Old Boys Weekend. We took leave on Friday and checked in at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh that afternoon. Khayla and I spent most of our time in the room while Mr. Sunshine met up with his ex-schoolmates.

Khayla and Ayah at STAR, Ipoh on the evening we arrived. Mr. Sunshine took us on a tour of his school. I had goosebumps, as though it was my former school !

Khayla was pretty excited throughout the whole trip, polishing her walking skills and exploring every nook and cranny in the hotel room.

“Ayah is leaving us in the room ? No biggie, I’ll just lie down and watch telly !”
“…or maybe lie down and check out what I can order from the room service menu !”

Trying to call room service ? Hehe.

I guess she found her happy place. Hehe.

Told ya she enjoyed herself !

Immediately after we reached home on Sunday evening (16/9/2012), we freshened up and headed to Gan & Wei Ting’s wedding. Lene was supposed to come along, but she found a date at the very last minute and met us there instead. 🙂

It was such a beautiful night ! I got to meet my beautiful friends (and probably the only people apart from my family who know how to pronounce my name correctly, haha tetiba) and celebrate the lovely couple. I had tears in my eyes when I saw the bride & groom walking hand in hand. This is the guy I’ve known since I was 14 ! I know our friendship has changed over the years and we’re not as close as we were before, but I was truly happy for him ! *nangis*

CONGRATULATIONS MR. & MRS GAN !! :))

The ever so beautiful Felicia and I. Even Khayla was enamoured by her.

L-R: Khayla, Me, Judith, Felicia, Marlene & Jaclyn. 🙂

Group photo ! See, Khayla is still trying to peek at Felicia ! Hehehe.

Ayah, who had to tend to Khayla when she started to get sleepy and cranky.

Looking forward to get together with all of them soon, since I’m back in Gombak already.

I had to go for a 4 days-3 nights induction course at UiTM’s Training Centre, Kampung Gajah, Perak from last Friday to Monday.
I was fortunate that I had already attended an induction when I was working with the Ministry of Health, so I only had to attend 4 out of the 14 days of induction. Alhamdulillah.
I was very impressed by the rooms they provided for us for the course. Almost hotel-like, with two twin beds, air condition, water heater and we even have to insert our keycard for power. Hehe. It was a comfortable stay, plus I had an awesome roomie so all in all it was good.
I sure hope I aced the exam ! Ameen.

They even provided us with towels, shampoos & shower gels. 🙂

Mr. Sunshine and I will be moving out from Gombak to Shah Alam soon. We found a 2-storey house to rent for the time being. Why move out ? Well, it’s an effort to save energy, time, and money. 🙂
We went to see the house two nights ago and it was okayyy lah. It isn’t my dream house, but I can live in it. I think. Haha.

Although Syawal has ended, I’m gonna leave you people with two snapshots of my colleagues and I during our office’s Raya celebration.

With my boss (in purple) and the pharmacy assistants. 🙂

Comel tak kami ? Haha.

 Here’s to a smashing weekend, bye !

xoxo

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it doesn’t take much to make me happy.

This is a lazy post.

Mr. Sunshine, Marlene and I had the privilege to attend the beautiful wedding of Trevor & Judith last weekend. 🙂
It was definitely a night to remember and I was thrilled to be able to meet friends I haven’t seen in almost a year  !

Didn’t get to take a picture with both the bride and groom, but here’s one with the gorgeous bride ! 🙂
Paul, Lene and I. 🙂

Sunshine ! 🙂
My beautiful sister.
With the ever so lovely Felicia ! 🙂

The whole family had steak at Uptown Damansara the night before. 🙂

With Cuppacakes for dessert !

THE BEST red velvet cupcake !

We stuffed ourselves and goofed around during lunch at Cozy House, Ampang Park.

I got to satisfy my cravings for Nando’s when I met up with Diana for lunch. We’re due exactly a month apart !

Mr. Sunshine was a happy man with his Subway sandwich. 🙂

Nothing beats having breakfast with my darling Annisa. 🙂

End of lazy post.
Goodnight.

xoxo

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smelly jackfruit.

I slipped and fell on my butt yesterday morning.

Yes, this is not a joke.
I fell like a smelly jackfruit (nangka busuk). Hah take that, direct translation ! Hehe.

It was actually the second time it had happened within the past 3 months. And both times, it happened at the same spot here at home.
The difference this time is, my back hurt longer than it did before and the pain intensified as the hours passed. As I was also worried about how Mini Mel was doing after the fall, I decided to get myself checked.
I was not bleeding and neither did I have any other sort of discomfort but the doctor told me I had to be admitted for monitoring purposes.
I did not refuse admission this time around because I knew it wasn’t only for my sake but for my baby’s sake too.

So, I checked into the maternity ward here (at the hospital I am working at) yesterday afternoon. The ward has a strict policy which disallows anyone to accompany the patients in the ward outside visiting hours so that means I was left alone the whole night. Mr. Sunshine got to see me for about 5 minutes yesterday evening because he couldn’t get off work early. 🙁
But Alhamdulillah, everything turned out normal with Mini Mel, my back pain became more bearable, and I was allowed home this morning.
All in all, it was not a pleasant one night’s stay (from sweating all night because the fan was too far, to painful looks on the faces of the other patients who were experiencing contractions to the soft screams of women in labour !!), but am extremely grateful that everything’s alright. Alhamdulillah.
I honestly take my hats off to the women who could go through all that labour pain ALONE. 
I can cry just at the thought of it !
Boy, am I glad to be home with Mr. Sunshine.

Note to self: Tak payah nak jalan laju-laju sangat lah bila perut dah besar ini !

Let’s move on to less despairing updates.
Mr. Sunshine and I made a trip to Kota Bharu, Kelantan last weekend to attend a friend’s wedding kenduri. We stayed at Tune Hotel, Kota Bharu which is located just a stone’s throw away from KB Mall. The room we got smelled of cigarette despite it being a non-smoking room, but other than that we were pretty pleased with it.
I made a mistake in purchasing 24-hours credit for the air cond & telly, we spent less than half of the time in our room ! Lesson learned.

We did some shopping for baby stuff while we were there, had breakfast with Zana (who’s currently working in Hospital Tanah Merah) and paid a visit to my ex-colleague, Ina and her 8-month old daughter. 🙂

Our King Sized bed.

We were lazy to bring our towels & toiletries so we purchased the towel+toiletries set !

Contents of the toiletries set.

We wasted more than 12 hours credit ! 🙁

The highlight of our trip for me was of course, KENNY ROGERS !!! 😀

At our UiTM mates, Izza & Bob’s kenduri. Congrats again you two !! 😀

That’s all for tonight I guess.
Before I end, I’ll leave you all with this.

Goodnight !

xoxo

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it takes two to tango.

Boy, am I exhausted !
Mr Sunshine and I just made it back from a night’s stay in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
We dropped by my very pregnant ex-colleague, Ina’s home, met up with Zana and Hannah (who were attending a course there), had super delicious tomyam, seafood and chicken dishes with them and did quite a bit of shopping at Wakaf Che Yeh, Rantau Panjang and Kota Bharu Mall.
And we did all that in 24 hours !
I feel so accomplished. Haha. :p

Mr Sunshine will have to be in Kelantan again for two nights starting tomorrow, this time in Jeli for work purposes.
Then he’ll be off to Pahang for a conference until Friday !
Crazy kan ?

Well, sayangkan isteri tinggal-tinggalkan eh ?

If I could meet the person who coined that phrase I would give him/her a good slap so that he/she would come to their senses and realize that’s total rubbish.
Sorry, angry wife speaking here.

But every cloud has a silver lining, but in my case the lining must be gold and beaded with diamonds because I am going home baby !!
My flight is on Tuesday night (after Mr Sunshine gets back from Jeli) and am currently trying to fit in getting together with friends that I miss so much (yes, you !) in my schedule without having to leave Daddy alone for long hours and without having to miss my best friend’s wedding which is happening this coming weekend !
I have sooo many people to meet !!
Ok that’s too many exclamation marks in a paragraph.
But I am so excited lah !!

Although, through all the excitement, there have also been a couple of saddening situations I had to endure the past two days.
I am sore and (heart)broken that I can’t even cry that much, and that’s definitely not normal for me.
I hate not being able to cry because then I will end up feeling like there’s a huge brick on my chest and no matter how hard I try I can’t get the bloody brick off.
Angry.
Sad.
Disappointed.
Guilty.
Imagine having all those emotions rolled up into one.
SIGH.

I love Mr Sunshine for sticking with me through all of this. Alhamdulillah.

But I am still excited about going home !
Daddy I miss youuuuuu !

I should get to bed, I have work tomorrow.
Goodnight !

xoxo

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we’re back !

I’m back ! Alhamdulillah.
Well, I’ve been back for two days already.
I’m still in one piece ! Or in two three pieces extra, since they fed us SIX times a day everyday.
*burps*
The whole induction course was quite a relaxed one. We did not have to wake up at wee hours of the morning or go through torturous physical and mental exercises. In fact, we had zero exercise. Haha.
I would say the course was a test of how good we were at refraining ourselves from falling asleep during the non stop talks and lectures. I succeeded pretty well though there were times I had to shove my mouth with mint every 5 minutes and slap myself to keep me awake.
It reminded me a lot of how it was in class during degree. Hehe. Furthermore, I was sitting next to the same person who sat next to me for four years, Zana !

I learnt quite a bit from those four days, about ethics, financial management, circulars and budaya korporat. There was this one talk that I found really inspiring where the speaker reminded us on and on about our purpose in work and life.
He reminded us about how important it is to be sincere and do things for the sake of Allah. Then, InshaAllah, He will pull you through everything and anything.
It’s all in the niat, people. 🙂

It was such a blessing that I had hubby bubbly as my roomie. 😀
We heard that married couples were not encouraged to stay in the same room throughout the course, but during check-in at Felda Residence, Trolak, the receptionist was kind enough to let us have a room to ourselves. 🙂
The room was not too bad. We did not enjoy the food though.

I was super happy to get to meet old friends from high school, UiTM and my previous workplace. 😀

 

 
 

Made new pharmacists and dentists friends as well. 😀
There were no doctors this time around.

Mr Sunshine and I will be driving back to Batu Pahat this evening, we’re having our reception for his side this Sunday. 🙂
Jadi pengantin baru lagi. Hee. :p
Hoping to see you all there ! 🙂

Gotta go get ready for work now, bye !

xoxo

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enough is enough, doncha think ?

Here’s a little pictorial update of some of the things that have been going on over the past two weeks.

Barbeque session with my ex classmates. Photos credit to Farhan’s shiny new super camera.


Bestnya makan !


Manchester United vs. Malaysia’s first match

Giggs !

Tired/hungry/sleepy girls

Watching Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (for the second time) plus ‘liberation’ celebration with Ann. 🙂

Sal and I at our usual heart to heart session at McDonald’s. 🙂


xoxo

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no scrubs.

I just had my bath.
I’m off today as I worked the graveyard 10 pm to 7 am shift yesterday.
Oh boy, last night was definitely not a night I would want to remember.
I had to go down to ward supply unit thrice, including once for a patient who was being discharged in the middle of the freaking night !
And there were patients non stop all throughout the night.
I could not even get a few minutes of shut eye.
I was knocked out the minute I got home.

So, I had a couple of hours of sleep, did a little house and room sweeping and a (very) little bathroom scrubbing.
I say a little because no matter how I try to clean, everything just seems still unkempt.
Especially when I am losing so much hair these days.

Lene received an offer to do Diploma in Science in UiTM Kuala Pilah !! Alhamdulillah.
She also received the offer to go for Matriculation in Malacca earlier, but she was not interested.
I am ecstatic ! I know she’s gonna do well.
And I am also grateful that Kuala Pilah is not that far. Alhamdulillah.
My little sister’s going to uni !
Oh boy, I am so happy !

It was sweet to know that Noe had bought a cake for Foot Seng (whose birthday was last Monday) and I yesterday, so all of us spent the evening after work having yummy cake ! I had millions of slices because they forced me to !
Noe took some photos so I’m gonna have to get them from her, then I’ll upload some for your viewing pleasure ok. Haha.
Aku pun tak tahu apa yang kelakar.

Met up with Annisa and Fira last Tuesday night for my belated birthday treat from Annisa. We had Tony Roma’s at Sunway Pyramid.
I had half a chicken ! Almost finished it lah. But it was delicious ! And the Chocolate Avalanche who Fira and Ann sweetly turned into my birthday cake was soooo heavenly !
Photos are with Ann, I left my camera at home which is ridiculous in my dictionary !

I’m in the Outpatient Pharmacy this month, so if any of you happen to drop by the hospital, you would probably see me dispensing medications while looking super stressed. Sigh.

Gosh, I’m starving.
I’m gonna head out for a bit to get food lah.
Bye.

xoxo

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weigh them.

Currently feeling: Melancholic
Currently listening to: Make This Go On Forever – Snow Patrol

Hello all.
I haven’t started fasting, yet.

I had buka with Mr. Sunshine last night and he claims that I seem to be shrinking every time he sees me. So tipu !
Well, I have lost a bit of weight. A bit only OK.
But I can fit into my one of my old jeans already. *jumps in joy*
Still haven’t tried my gold kebaya’s bottom.
One thing that has been bugging me is my increasing bust size.
I think they now weigh 1 kg, each.
I am serious. You see, I have managed to get my body measurements back to what they were last year (my bust is an exception) but I weigh 2 kgs heavier.
I have logically concluded that excess weight is contributed by these two mammiferous lumps of fat.
I refuse to believe it’s muscle weight.
*shakes head*

More than a year ago, a friend and I stopped talking to each other. (I shall not break into the details because as at now, they’re immaterial.)
It was heartbreaking as we were very close, we used to have our girls’ outings where we would eat, gossip, and rant all we want.
I haven’t been able to get her and our friendship out of my mind since then.
The more I tried to tell myself to move on, the more I feel like reaching out to her.
Last week I decided to send her a message (after chatting with another friend who also have not been in contact with her) through Facebook, just to apologize and to tell her that I miss her.
I did not think she would reply but she did !
One message led to another and then we decided that we had meet up.
So, we (along with the other friend) met for buka last Tuesday.
I was so nervous all the way to KLCC. When we finally saw each other, there were hugs and a few tears and apologies.
So that was it, we continued to talk and laugh over a pretty heavy dinner, just like the old times.
Here’s to my old friend, Dayana or Dee as she is affectionately called. Let’s not have any more silent treatments, OK ?
Love you.

Cheryl, Dee and I.

P/S: Thanks so much for dinner, you both.


I have been busy with cooking lately.
*thinks of what to cook tomorrow*

Here’s a little note for my dear friend, Felicia who hasn’t been feeling too well lately.
I really hope you’re feeling better now.
And remember, baby steps OK ?
We must go out for chocolate soon.
I LOVE YOU. *hugs*

xoxo

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always hormonal.

Currently feeling: Flabby
Currently listening to: Sand In My Shoes – Dido

It’s Mummy’s birthday today.
Happy birthday Mummy. You’d be 58 if you were still around.
Tomorrow would mark 2 years since you’ve been gone. Why hasn’t time healed anything ?
I want you to know that I miss you to death.
There are times I still hear your laughs and can still see your face around.
I miss you.
I miss you !
Oh, I miss you so terribly.
Al-Fatihah.

Well, hello dear blog of mine,
I apologize for abandoning you for the past week or so.
It’s just that things have been just a little crazy lately.
But I am back, feeling stuffed as I had 7 pieces for drummets for buka (yeah, I still haven’t finished ganti-ing my puasa) and am ready to rant about whatever that had been going on.

That paragraph was really unnecessary, wasn’t it ?
Haha.

Okay, I started off last week (Monday) by getting my stitches removed.
Initially I was really anxious on whether I was gonna bleed or be in severe pain or if the swelling’s gonna get worse, but it turned out the whole process took less than a minute and it was painless.
As at today, I still feel uncomfortable once in awhile as the wound is still healing but it’s bearable !
Right after my dentist appointment, Lene and I took the LRT to The Curve and there was where we met Baby and her Mr. A for the Zombie Apocalypse a coffee and gossip session.
We had real fun and this time we didn’t forget to snap piccies !


Just in case you people didn’t know, Baby was one of the few friends I made in Form I while I was (briefly) in Kuala Selangor Science School. So she has witnessed me at my worst. Hint: Faint spells and incessant crying episodes. Malunya ! We met again in UiTM. Small world eh ?
Oh, and her dad and Daddy know each other.
A few more pictures from the night.

Cheryl had her birthday/graduation party last Friday night at The National Press Club. There was buffet dinner and and I think I might have overdosed on the Coke refills. There was karaoke too.


Happy Birthday and Congratulations again, babe !

The happy couple.

Bryan drove us home that night and we had a series of photo snapped in the car.
This is my favourite.

The Pretend to Laugh Pose. We’re pretty good aren’t we ? Haha.


Woke up last Saturday with Daddy at my door holding a huge white envelope saying, “The letter is here !”.
I jumped straight out of bed and took it from him and ripped it open.
It was the offer letter from SPA. Finally ! Alhamdulillah.
The letter came with a few forms I needed to fill in, including one that needs a Commissioner for Oaths’ signature too. There’s also a need for me to go for a medical check up which (I just found out) can only be done in a governmental hospital or clinic. I initially thought of going to the same private clinic I went to before my UiTM admission. Sigh.
Okay so the letter had all that, but not the date of when I have to report for duty or the whereabouts of my placement.
That I’ll know in another letter, which will be from KKM.
Oh sigh, all this waiting is really sucks.
It can’t be healthy to be all anxious 24 hours a day, right ?
It’s affecting my mood and my energy level.
Okay maybe my energy level is just being attacked by the lazy bug.

I am seriously sangat lazy lah nowadays okay.
I sit at home and do nothing.
Haven’t been working out for a few days now.
I do take evening walks with the sister but somehow I don’t think that’s barely enough the intensity to get my heart pumping hard.
I hate the fact that you can lose muscle mass so quickly !
Oh sigh.

Mr. Sunshine was in town since last week, staying at his best friend’s place in Seri Kembangan.
Was out with him yesterday (and a few days last week – bliss).


On our date yesterday, I experimented with a new hairband I bought a few weeks ago. I’m used to wearing hairbands with my fringe sticking out (?) but yesterday I decided to sweep all of my hair back.
I didn’t like the end result.

How many foreheads do I have lah ? Eiii.


Obviously, I had it taken off by the middle of the day. I walked around with flat hair but I suppose flat hair is better than multiple alien-like foreheads, right ?
We watched Penelope. I enjoyed it.
I had Nando’s for buka last night and it was absolutely heavenly to be able to chew and chomp on chicken. Yummeh ! Hee.


Chew chew chomp chomp !

Me: Awak ! Tunggulah kejap, saya tak habis makan lagi ni.
Him: (Snaps photo)
Me: Ergggh. Bak sini tengokk ! (Grabs camera)
Him: *straight face*
Me: Haha muka awak tak ada, padan muka !

A happy chicken lover and her boyfriend who still can’t seem to get his entire face in the picture.

There has been slight tension between us for the past few days because he was superbly busy with a couple of things he had to settle here, and I felt, well, neglected. Or in other words, mengada.
Biarlah aku nak mengada dengan boyfriend aku kan. Dia suka pujuk. Yay ! Hee.
But he’s back in his hometown right now. Sobs.

Oh, dear boyfriend ku, saya support awak !

I have been really hormonal this past month. What am I talking about ? I am always hormonal.
But my menses were a week early.
My face is starting to look like a pizza with extra pepperoni and cheese.
And I have been wasting way too much of my tears.

A friend came up with something really unexpected recently and it kinda hurt my feelings.
Oh well, people change.
But don’t you think your reason was a pretty superficial one ?

I loved Wall E.

xoxo

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target and radar.

Currently feeling: Sweaty
Currently listening to: Some Unholy War – Amy Winehouse

Let me start off with showing you people what made my day today.


Click to enlarge, if you’re curious.
Comellllll jeeeee tauuuuuuu ! *heart smiles*

Well, that and also that I just got paid today. Alhamdulillah. Wheeee !
Even though it’s not that much after giving some to Daddy, Marc, Lene and putting aside some for medical purposes, but I guess it’s self sufficient.
Nak belanja orang tak mampu lagi la weyh. Hee.

The last day of the NTV7 Futsal Carnival was yesterday.
I was a bit sad to see it all end because I was really enjoying my Sunday job.
So after this there’ll be no more the oh so hot Edward calling me in the middle of the week to confirm things, no more giving out football cards to people, no more picking up balls and passing them to people, and no more annoying kids (and adults) hogging the inflatables.
I can say that it was a great experience and I don’t mind spend every Sunday of my life doing just that. Haha, okay that’s a tad overboard la kan.
A few pictures from yesterday.

The Hot Edward. (I hope he doesn’t read my blog)

Sweet Jonathan.

The Target and Radar girls, as Jon would put it. Hee.


The sister.


I saved the best one for last.
Mr. Sunshine showed up yesterday !


He was in Shah Alam sending his sister to UiTM but I didn’t expect him to drop by.
Sweet, kan ? *heart smiles*
But poor him, I could only spend around 15 minutes with him, and I spent it with babbling nonsense. *blushes*

Daddy, Marc and Lene are out for dinner.
I kinda regret not going along with them because I’m actually in need of food right now.
Tummy hurts.
Sobs.
It’s for the better, I guess.
Blergh.

The family and I had a kenduri kesyukuran at Shah Alam last Saturday night.
It was for Marc and I, for completing our Degree and Diploma.
Alhamdulillah.
I had two servings of rice and chicken that night. Yeah, two.
I don’t usually have even one, kan ? But it was so yummy and since the kenduri was for me, I couldn’t just not eat, right ?

I’ve gotta say this, it’s really hard working around people who say things like, “Kamu dah cantik, tapi kalau kurus sikit lagi cantik.” or “Kurus sikit la, nanti boleh pakai kebaya cantik.” or even “Pantangla sikit makan tu, nanti nak kahwin muka dah tak cantik baru tau.
Hmm.
Can I be blamed for getting (very) worked up over remarks like that ?
Depressing okay.
Sobs.

Marc’s going for a minor surgery tomorrow.
I think Daddy and Lene would be taking him to the hospital.
I, on the other hand, have to work. *rolls eyes*

Okay people.
Wish me luck in getting through the hunger pangs !

xoxo

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