Monday, December 22, 2008

HAvE A BLessEd ChRIsTMaS..

Today is my last day of working. Tomorrow going back to kampung till 29th. Will be back to work on 30th and 31st December.Tidak sabar sudah sia..
not forgetting the fellows that have to work during Christmas day, dun be sad ya..enjoy this song;

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS -'N sync

Crossing in the ocean with my window view
Thinking of the time I spent with you
and I close my eyes and I see the family
Making out their wish list
All dressed up for Christmas
[jc]
On my own for to many years
I miss the happiness I miss the tears

[CHORUS]
When i close my eyes and I'm all alone
I think of all the love we shared
When I need a friend or a helping hand
I know that you will all be there
I've been gone for so many holidays
But you can light my fire
'Cus this year I'll be home for Christmas day

[jc]
I see the children playing in the snow
Precious memories that I used know
And I see the love
In the mother's eyes
Always there to teach us
The real meaning of christmas
On my own for to many years
I miss the happiness I miss the tears

[CHORUS]

It doesn't matter
How alone you think you are
Something happens to ya
When you see that shining star

[CHORUS 2x]


Friday, December 19, 2008

weekly conclusion..

hmm..dis week i think i've got load of information from:

1. Marie France Bodyline- according to them i've to spend 2k-5k just to lost 2kg of my weight. Gila ka?..dont want to say more bout it..just appreciate their marketing staff because of their aggresiveness in selling their product. Well, i'm satisfied with my figure now. So, i dont think i'm desperate to take more slimming product from them. Anyway, thanks buddies for all the hardwork to persuade us! You guys did well on it.

2. HERBALIFE - this one better than no.1. First time my wellness level being analysed. Never got that info before. If my financial department doing well next year, i'll buy your product! hihi..

3. Public Mutual Berhad -Juz now. Kind of investment thing. The consultation session was quite convincing but yeah again depending on my financial state. (Huh, balik2 pasal duit). i think this one has the lower risk if compare to the other investment. more info, just go to their office. At least, nda la memaksa mcm tu yang saaanaaa atas tu!.


Weekend..no planning yet what to do. For sure, i'll spend more time with my lovely little prince. Yeaay!!

Happy Weekend people!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

tOdAy:

1. On facebook walk again. Want to wish everyone in my list 'Merry Christmas' before going for my leave next week.

YeStErDaY:

1. Went to checked my wellness level with some friends at HERBALIFE office at 3rd floor CP. They're having FREE wellness analysis.

Happy because i just got to know that i am actually 'DOING WELL'. No excess fat, ideal weight, excellent body fat range, good visceral fat (fat that surrounds the vital organs in the stomach area), good bone mass and excellence physique ratings.
Juz need to work on lil bit on my body metabolic rate..seems not enough.

2. On facebook walk to wish friends Merry Christmas.

TwO dAyS AgO:

2. So irritated with one guy passenger who sat beside me in the bus. He sat down like the seat is his. How come aa..guy usually when they sit, they sit 'berkangkang' (sorry guys juz need to say it) even in the public transportation.
Saya benci betul!
To that person (whoever u are): I mean, yea i know why u sit like that but please, don't do it in the public transportation! Learn to respect other passengers especially when sitting beside you is a female!
Please acknowledge that no all girls like to 'bergesel paha' dengan orang yang tak dikenali dalam bas! Kurang ajar betul!
i am thinking of bringing a pin next time so that i can use it to inject anyone who sits 'berkangkang' in the bus. (if i am the victim la).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Today, dont know what to write actually..i spent my day surfing and visiting people blogs and i enjoyed it.

Juz thinking of posting 2 pics of my little prince which were taken yesterday.



if you can notice, rambut depan dia nda rata coz sia yang gunting. cam kena gigit tikus..daddynya asyik lupa ja mo trim. Last2 sia trim sendiri, begitulah kejadiannya..

Jam 5 sudah. 30 minutes lagi baru pulang..hiyaa..kan bagus kalau jam 5 balik. Ni ada stanga2 lagi..

Monday, December 15, 2008

When he is happy2..


Warming up..dun know he's smiling or what..



then, hihiii..showing his little teeth..


ni..menjulingkan mata..


another style of laughing..




the greatest laugh of all..


slowing down..for another laughing session..

i had a great weekend playing with him..I never thought that being a mom is giving me such a wonderful time. I learn a new thing about him every day. It is a very precious experience for me as a woman and mother.
Holla everyone!
i've been away for 4 days...
Lama juga sia rasa. 2 hari cuti sakit terus sambung cuti hujung minggu.

So, today feel fresh and more better and ready to settle all the pending tasks. At this moment, from the 5 tasks with the 'need to be done' list, i've done one.
Aikk..baru satu? Cukup la ba tu dulu..5 kan, jadi satu hari satu la..hehheee..

What i did last weekend?
Shopping at weekly TAMU and makan-makan la..Walaupun nda berapa sihat tapi tetap mau enjoy. Makan d mana? Di RUMAH. Hehehe..Murah, tak jauh dan yang paling bagus: dijamin seratus peratus bersih!
Yesterday, i cooked healthy chicken soup and made watermelon and carot juice. So yummy!
i also enjoyed my time to prepare delicious and nutritious rice porridge for my Little Prince. While, my mum and sister-in-law were preparing some kuih2 for next week christmas celebration. So, means our weekend was seem occupied.

Last saturday, we went out for lunch once because my sister belanja makan. We choose SANGAVIAN Restaurant, owned by a local Kadazan and located in Donggongon Square, Penampang. I bring together my Little Prince. Since it was his first time eating his lunch in a restaurant (the porridge i packed from home) he was so excited. He kept making noises as usual. All customers were in the restaurant gave him attention. Hahaa..we felt like celebrities just because of him. Sampai the lady boss kedai makan tu pigi dukung dia bawa main2..haizz..for sure, there will be another surprises coming our way as he is growing up. Here are some photos of My Little Prince while he is having his lunch:



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Today's thought..

i am not feeling well right now. Yesterday i had stomach problem (in the office) followed by fever in the evening. It made me no appetite to eat for dinner. Only managed to eat half of my food. And this morning i ate 3 spoons of rice porridge only for breakfast (which is cooked by my mom -in- law for my little prince). Feel like to take sick leave but can not afford it since i have only 3 days leave balance. Have to reserve it for Christmas leave. So sad. So here i am, sitting in the office :(. There are some office works haven't been done yet, but really don't have mood to settle it.

Why i got fever? Perhaps this is what happens to some moms out there. When baby has fever, mom will have it too. My 7 months son had a light fever since last week. Well, he is in the teething stage actually. Thanks God because he is not feeling so badly with the fever. In fact, my little one loves laughing and playing with his toys. He is also addicted to his baby walker. Just put him on, and there he goes! Grabbing every things within his reach!..and he is still on mood even he has fever!)

Being a (working) mom actually quite tiring. Especially when, there is nobody around to help you in time of needs. I thank God so much because i have everybody at home that willing to lend their hands when i need it.

My daily routine as a working mum goes like this (from monday to friday):

1. reaching home approximately around 6.30pm if traffic jam is terrible, but if OK around 6.05pm or before 6pm

2. get in to the house, first looking for HIM and say 'YongYong, mommy is home!', offer my hands to hold him and for sure he will smile showing his two little teeth and ready to be hold. So, i guess he misses me and knows that i am his mom! its so sweet! Once he is in my hands, do you know what he is looking for? Definitely his source of MILK. Do u get what i mean? hmmm..i decided to breasfeed my baby since the beginning of his life, so he used to it already. After maternity leave, i only can breastfeed him in the evening. So, he seems to know that he will get what he wants every evening. Like always, he is impatiently looking for it.

p/s: for everyone who is single outhere, if u r planning to get married and have baby soon, breastfeeding your baby exclusively for 2 months after giving birth is very adviseable. You will find a great bonding between you and your little ones besides other benefits!

3. After he full, he will easily fall asleep. Put him in the crib and its time for me to get shower hurrily before he awakes again.

4. Ready for dinner. Living with parents-in-law actually makes your life as a new mom much easier. Dinner is ready when you are home, your baby already eaten and already 'mandi'. Tell you honestly, i cook only on weekend! While having dinner, i do laundry. So comfortable because i just let the machine do it works. (If u r staying with your in-law or planning to,d o not let them wash your laundry ya!! bikin malu kalau itu kau punya '_ _ _ _ _ _' pun kena cuci.

5. After dinner, finishing up the laundry things (if baby is still sleeping la). if not, juz let his daddy do the rest. I am lucky because, my dearie is quite 'ringan tulang' to help (Luv ya!). Me and my little prince? Hmm..in the bedroom already lo!

6. Everything is done before 8pm usually. So, that means i and my little prince get to sleep early. heheee..

7. Finally...this: ZzzZzzZZZzz....

This morning, my little prince woke up at 5am. Do you think you can sleep peacefully if he wakes up already? Never! he will keep making noises to attract you attention. And today, i go to work with tired eyes. So sleepy right now...so with that sharing, i stop here for a while.

o yea,,by the way here we go. My 7 months little prince and momma:


He is trying out his teeth with his own finger. YummyYummy!


Friday, December 5, 2008

My career path part 2

My third job was a 'Guest Service Assistant' @ receptionist. (sesuai la konon dengan major sia: Hotel Management).

This was my first job after graduated. In Nexus Resort Karambunai. I like this job since i could practice what i've learned in class. Besides, i could meet people from other countries. Siok betul la konon time tu. But, i work for only 6 months and i resigned. Why? because only for one reason; my dearie brother is getting married and my leave was not approved! Mana boleh o kan? Family sa aramai iti, sia pla sibuk karaja..

Nevertheless, i learnt lot of things; sia jadi mature sikit pas kja sana..

p/s: bersambung lagi..

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Dolphin on My Work Desk

A dolphin? Yeah, a dolphin on my work desk..it is given by someone i considered as 'a new friend'. She gave it to me as a gift to my little boy. My little boy loves it so much. Ooops..did i mentioned 'my little boy?'...i have kid already? Yes, i'm married and have one cute little boy...my special little one...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

PTI oh PTI...

I'm sitting on my work desk right now. Thinking of what to write as for todays entry. Yeah, now i remember something about yesterday afternoon incident. I took a mini bus to go home since my darling is working in the afternoon shift. This is not my first time in fact, but i never experience it. Thats why i share it here.

I managed to get on the mini bus around 5.48pm. And that was after a hard effort to get myself slip in between the other passengers. Dont have idea why yesterday so many people were waiting for the Putatan mini bus. What made me felt very irritated was this incident:

Inside the bus already, i saw only the back seat was available where a woman and a little boy with her already seated. I am about to seat my self when the woman said:

'Kena buking sudah neng". She purposely ask her little son to sit on the seat next to her. (The back seat can accommodate 4 passengers)

I suddenly got angry and said this: 'Aii..kak itu budak boleh dukung ba itu. Siapa duluan naik dia yang duduk la'.

And i dont really care about her warning 'kena booking sudah'. Because by hook or crook i must get the seat. I stand for 2 3 seconds and she finally hold her son to her lap and said:

'ba, ko duduk la neng.' (my heart say: 'ko tidak suruh duduk pun saya duduk juga. Bukan kau punya bas!) And i seated. While getting on the bus after me were 2 other women. I realized that they were a family of PTI! one sat next to me and another one sat on the bus floor. Can u imagine that? They kept starring at me along the way to Putatan as if they want to swallow me. I bet if i have friend, i will laugh to die...LOL.. i texted one of my bestie and told her bout it..in the meantime, sia senyum senyum ja dlm bas sampai Putatan..

Oh my gosh...the worse thing about them is their body smell..very fishy smell!..Bau ikan! i thought i'm going to faint yesterday. Luckily, i tahan till i reached Putatan, Oh Thanks God, the traffic was not so bad yesterday!
I also surprised when seeing them eating rambutan and threw the skin out from the bus through the bus window! Haizzz...i almost took picture of their action and send it to my friend who's working in DBKK. Biar kena tangkap sebab buang sampah dari dalam bas!
So, i conclude here that the PTIs are so dare. They act like this land is theirs. They act like they are very special here. They think like the bus is theirs also. So irritated!
I aware the government is in action pertaining the PTIs matter. But i think, some locals are protecting this party, making the government efforts are not so effective.




Friday, November 28, 2008

I post this as picture of the day...we are very good friends and still now, classmates since form 1..the first one from the right (wearing tudung), has a degree in accountancy (single). Working and acting as the second boss at 100 superstore in Donggongon..Next to her is a teacher, married with 3 children. Third from the right..hmm..its me! (basar pipi sa kan?) and the last one is now working as a nurse (also married with 2 children). Thanks God all of us has succed in our own field.
BTW, can you spot the 'ERIO 96' on the left? Well, E-Eve, R-Rose, I-Ina, O- Ody. Best kan, dulu suka buat nama gabungan.. What a wonderful moments we had through the years!

My career path..

uisehh..it sounds so serious pla..kali ni sia tulis post dalam BM la.

Ni cerita tentang kerja-kerja yang sia pernah buat duuulu...

1st job:
Nda tau la mo bg nama apa dengan keja ni..tapi produk yg dihasilkan ialah kacang goreng pasir..yeaay..faham ke? maksud sia kacang tanah digoreng dengan pasir panas. Kalau nak test ni kacang banyak dijual saanaa simpang pg Kota Marudu and Kudat. Sia pernah goreng. Kira cara tradisional la ni menghasilkan kacang goreng. Panas tau..habis time tu bos pakai kayu bakau sebagai bahan api..Penat lg habis pakai kuali besar. Tangan kena kuat menggaul tu kacang. Lambat sikit gaul, hangus la kacang...hitam sikit kena reject, nda ble jual, kami yg untung..bos bagi, bawa balik rumah..puas la makan kacang time tu. Nasib nda da jerawat. Hehehe..

Tempat kerja dekat kampung juga. Tapi bkn kampung sia. Jiran. Kena jalan kaki selama lebih kurang 1 jam. Bukan kilang, tapi rumah. Kira bisnes keluarga la. Gaji RM5 satu hari. Murah kan? Tapi nda pa. Makan kena tanggung. Paling siok, sampai ja di rumah bos, kena bagi minum kupi sama makan biskut dulu baru mula kerja. Lagi satu, kawan satu kampung satu sikul semua kerja sana..siok sangat rasanya sebab dapat duit sendiri. Memang kami berpakat mo kerja sama-sama tu. oh ya, time tu cuti sekolah hujung tahun 1996. Kerja lebih kurang 2 minggu ja. Berhenti sebab penat. duduk kat rumah, menebalkan lemak sampai mula school balik.

2nd job:
Hujung tahun 1998. Sales Assistant dekat satu mini market di kudat. Kalau nda silap nama kedai tu Lo and brothers. Belum ada Milimewa lagi. Kazen yang recomment. Mama sama bapa, sama abang2 sia yang sangat protektif tu cakap 'nda payah la kerja, duduk rumah ja. nanti kami bagi duit'. Tapi mo juga kerja. Boring konon dekat rumah. Time tu, tinggal satu minggu lagi keputusan SPM mo keluar. Antara tugas2 sia: susun barang, letak tanda harga, cek stok and layan customer. Hari2 begitu. Oh ya, kawan kerja sia kawan satu kampung dan kawan satu sikul juga...Jadi ada la kawan mengumpat time kerja..hehehe..

Nak tau apa yang best dan tak best kja di sana?

Yang tak best: Anak bos dia GETE! Adakah patut time kami kerja, dia tingu buntut kami ja..pas tu ketawa-ketawa. Gatal betul. Padahal baju kami, T-shirt besar2. Lagi satu, belum lagi kami habis buat kerja yang dia suruh, suruh lagi kami buat yang lain. Tidak logik betul. Sia sama kawan sa punya berani melawan tu bos. Memang betul pun,kami bukan ada klon. Kalau ada kan, ble juga kami jadi bos sama klon2 kami tu. Hari2 begitu, hari2 kami lawan. Baru dia tau, yang jadi salesgirl dia ni, educated.(aiseh..!) Bukan macam tu pekerja lain yang nda berani lawan. Nasib dia nda halau kami bila kami lawan sebab kami betul.

Part yang best: Bila kami kena suruh angkat barang dari stor (yang ringan-ringan la) kami pura2 lama mencari tu barang. Kami buat apa? Kami berabis makan keropok sedap2 dekat stor! hahahaha..best betul time tu..konon2 cara mo balas dendam sama tu bos yang gete la..ha, ni staff lama yang ajar, termasuk kazen sa la. Hehehee..harap2 bos nda da blog..nanti dia terbaca. Kalau terbaca, sorry ja la ye.. Satu lagi yang best, ada orang mengurat sia ba. Perasan la. Hari-hari pigi beli sana kedai..kalau nda silap kja bomba. Lepas berhenti kerja, nda contact lg. Time tu handfon belum popular lg. Masih mahal. Jadi teda kejadian dengan ni dialog "Boleh minta nombor telepon?" hahaha..

Nah, yang ni berhenti sebab result STPM da keluar..punya happy dapat 5P.Lompat lompat ba kami dapat result...last day kami, sempat buat jenayah lagi..makan keropok kat stor..Gaji hanya RM120 untuk satu minggu..ok la juga..trus sa beli tshirt biru dengan gambar hello kitty kat depan..baju tu masih ada sampai sekarang..bangga betul sa dapat beli baju dengan gaji sendiri o! Dan dengan senang hati kami say GOODBYE sama tu bos...

okay la..nanti ada siri kedua ye..mo dekat jam 5 sdh ni..


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

VIsit to Monsopiad Cultural Village..


I'm sure many locals know this cultural village. Located in the village of Kuai Kandazon, Penampang, it provides visitors a deep knowledge about the many ethnics in Sabah especially the Kadazan ethnic, the biggest ethnic in Sabah.

Here are some pictures taken during our recent educational visit:

Yeah..the entrance..

CHEERS everyone!!!


If you are lucky, this two long-neck fellows will
give a warm welcome as well.

Which one do you want? Lihing or orange juice?

having our high tea..


42 Skull trophies of Monsopiad-the highlight of the village


visitors wearing traditional costumes (rent it for rm15 per costume and you can walk around the village for photo taking)


Local brewed rice wine served uniquely in a bamboo cup


fermentation process of lihing


some of the stuff being display

one for the album-pict with the cultural troop of the village


bunga 'crab-claw'-hehe i know its wrong


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Believe it OR not



One of the pictures that caught my eyes

Merry Christmas in Advance..

Hohoho...
I took this pict from Genting Highland. I love the snow-like scenery and of course the smell of Christmas in this pict..

Monday, November 24, 2008

Making soy bean milk

Do you know how to make fresh soy bean milk? Here goes a very informative post frm me (hope it does).

I thought the process is damn difficult. But hey, after watching the students presentation (in which they need to demonstrate something), its not that difficult at all. (Thanks to Ms Rita for allowing us to be the audience CUM the food tester!) I cant wait for the weekend to try it!

1. First, naturally all you need is a pack of dry soy bean (choose the white dry one) which can be bought from many supermarkets.

2. Soak the beans in the cold water - make sure the beans covered with water - at least 8 hours. (NOTE: soaking time also can be maximum to 24 hours. Remember do not oversoaked the beans as it will effects the soy milk test. In between the soaking period, you can change the water few times)

3. Next step, blend the beans with adequate liquid (of course you need blender to grind up the beans). Grind until the beans are finely ground. It depends on the milk thickness. If u like it thick, put less water. If you like it mild, add more water.

4. Then, you need to strain or more better if you squeeze using cheesecloth to get the milk only. The filtered liquid is pure soy milk.

5. Before you drink the milk, boil it to the boiling point. Finally, its ready to drink. Add sugar/honey if you dont like its original taste. You may also add flavour to it. Or you may choose what to put to mask the flavor. I will try pandan flavour. Mesti sadap...

6. The milk is best drink straight away. It is totally preservative-free so it may not be kept too long.

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What to do with Okara?

Remember when you squeeze the blended soy bean? There is fibrous part of the beans which you called -Okara. I asked my friend what to do with that? Do not throw it. It contains high fiber, protein, calcium and other minerals. So, i guess we can mix it with sandwich..hahaa..not sure..you find the info.


P/s: i know this is not very informative enough, but at least i've give you an idea to start.
Happy trying everyone!! (to me too).




Yihaa....today's a history! Yupp..for me at least. Its because i've finally created this -my very humble blog. After trying some other blog hosts, i decided to choose this one -blogspot. One of my dear friend suggested blogspot, and i chose it. Thanks Pam!

Life: Now and then. Thats my blog title. Simple.

It reflects my life:

THEN?
*daddy's spoiled daughter - at least 3 years before my 2 younger sisters born
*a student - secondary, primary, graduate
*was a great athlete - i miss those days when my frens shouted: run to the finish line!
*a single but admired by somenoe which i didnt, engaged
*unemployed@penganggur
*ever be a LOSER -what?
*lack of confidence - gemuk ba sa dulu, tu la tu..
*brothers' protected sister -what more i want? i had 5 bodyguards till i married! hehehe..
*ZERO knowledge bout IT things - my body shivered when first time hold the computer mouse! *It was around early year of 1999. Pity me that time!
*ever cried when my brother scolded me because he found a boy's letter inside my exercise book
)always cant wait to check my bank account every 2 weeks -thats the time my brothers bank in my weekly allowance. Hehee..

And there are many more sweet and bitter stories in the list during my those days...




NOW?
*happily married to a..? hiiya, of course a male lo! hahaha..
*a teacher
*and yeah..still considering myself a student! learning is a life long process.
*mum of 7 months old son, Thanks God he is very2 adorable!)
*trying to be the best mum; if not in the world at least for my beloved son.
*my self confidence had incresead to -70%..i guess.
*struggling to live life to the fullest - sounds scary huh?
*cant wait for the date coming to 30th / 31st every month. Come on, u guys know what i mean!

And the list goes on as time goes by..so stay tune people! i will update my blog whenever possible .. (p/s: i took one day to finish my first post..in the office -thanks BOSS for this only privilege for the staffs that all of us love it.)-