Thursday, September 30, 2010

Away

Its dark outside, the weather has not been kind these past few days. And each day I think I am feeling more like the weather, all dark and gloomy. People seemed to shun away from me. I am actually good at driving people away. Not blaming anybody but I noticed that these past few years I drove many people out of my life.

I am the type that won't work hard in a relationship (meaning friends only). I'll initiate a few meet, but after a while when people keep bailing me out, I walked away. I did not tried to mend whatever that needs to be mend. Same at work I guess. People don't tell me stuffs, people did not come and find me to gossip. I'll be the last one to know about anything, promotions, moves, who is dating who etc...
  • friend who is doing Masters passed by a set of questionnaire to the rest of the girls, but not to me
  • my movie buddy no longer ask me to go out for movie with them
I drove people away and darn good at that. So what are you still doing here?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Enough Said...

Where : Channel 81 something..can't remember 812 or 813
When : Last nite between 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm
What happened : I caught myself hanging to their every words, jaw dropped open..(nganga habis...)
Why:

you take away raul and letak carvalho kat situ....could not find the latest team photo though...
 One thing is that trying to understand the language, another thing is that I was on cloud 9.....enuff said.

Intermission

Tad too late, I hope not :) something for raya, pretty sure it is wiped clean by now..hehehehe...

Biskut Badam Rangup
 The recipe was taken from here. I skipped the brush off egg yolk, but the rest of it are the same. Verdict? Next year I'll make some more.. ;)

p/s: puasa 6 dah abis belum?..me in progress still..hehehe...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I survived!!

I had serious menstrual pain. For the past 4 months I have been exercising quite regularly, so the pain slowly went away. However during Ramadhan, my exercise routine took a breather. So the effects manifest itself during last weekend. I have to bailed out on 3 open houses and 2 visits, just because it was too painful and uncomfortable to move around. I feel so bad because some that I promised to visit I have not seen them more than 2 years I guess.

Come Monday I thought things will get better, but no.....I have quite a packed schedule, morning we have this 'Turun Padang' with the management, and later in the afternoon a farewell for a colleague, and all of that on top of my normal workload. I went to the meeting and was thinking to bail out on 'Turun Padang' as well. But when I think of it, not worth it, I just have to drag my feet, follow these people go around the plant. I'm glad that I managed to complete the walkabout. Its normal to do a bit climbing here and there during the walk, and somehow it eases the pain...

When I say climb, it is literally climbing...macam ni..
well, this guy is climbing a tank, I was climbing a platform to a column - pics credit to pakcik Google
And to add icing to the cake, a colleague and I last minutely prepared a slide show for the Lab Manager's farewell, just in the nick of time for the dinner....phew.....

video

Guess its all in a day's work!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You Better Slow Down

Its been a while since I last shared a poem. This one has been with me since 2005. I printed and pasted on my workstation, even from the old workplace till here.

You Better Slow Down. - author unknown


Have you ever watched kids on a merry go round
or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight
or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down, don't dance so fast
Time is short, the music won't last

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you asked "How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done,
Do you lie in your bed,
With the next hundred chores,
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

Ever told a child
We'll do it tomorrow
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good frienship die
'Cause you never had time
to call and say "Hi" 
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
You miss half the fun of getting there,
When you worry and hurry through your day,
Its like an unopened gift...
Thrown away...
Life is not a race,
Do take it slower,
Hear the music,
Before the song is over..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Finally...

he's married. Let it go.

I hope you fly away, never to cross my way again, for I could not predict how I will react nor how I will feel..
 p/s: ni kes tepuk sebelah tangan ye, harap maklum.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Raya..raya..raya..-Edisi Gambar

Nothing much, just a typical Raya for most Malay in Malaysia (oversea lain cerita..) Let the pics tell the story :)
Child labour - very cheap ones!!!





new deco for this year
ketupat palas, northern delicacy

family portrait
nak pi beraya
model jelapang padi ;)
Salam Aidilfitri 1431H ;)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Edisi Mintak Ampun...

Is it just me or the day just gets shorter? Work not done yet (it never will eh?) Yet I could not concentrate anymore. This year, have not sent out a single cards at all, jangan kata pos, hand delivered pon takdak. Today, albeit me complaining on shorter day, it will be a long one, will be driving back to SP after iftar in KL.
bazar kat SP

I found this interesting stall at Tasik Permaisuri's bazar
Nak Upin Ipin, nak Barbie, nak Ultraman..semua ada..

Sudah semestinyalah lepas post gambar ni, ada orang tambah sedih dan sayu...oleh itu di hari baik bulan baik ni, hamba menyusun jari memohon ampun dan maaf to all out there who reads the blog (adakah?). For all the wrongdoings, this that I wrote that may have hurt your feelings one way or another. And with that here's a virtual card for you. (Kalo kak tek nak print pastu display kat dinding pon boleh jugak!! ;0)

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and have fun celebrating with your loved ones, be safe, no matter where you are.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah...

  • 4.30 pm : Keluar ofis, singgah isi minyak, survey harga kerepek, tup tap tup tap kul 5 jugak baru masuk tol Seremban-PD
  • 6.00 pm : Exit tol Sg Besi..jem giler...dah agak dah..nasib baik dah factor in jam sume tu..
  • 6.30 pm : Sampai Cheras, solat, salin baju (tak sempat mandi pon)
  • 6.45 pm : Make way to Hotel Grand Season, ade jemputan berbuka by this one company (A) yang ktorang hire back in 2007..tu yang semangat redah jam bagai..makan hotel free la katakan...
  • 7.09 pm : Still stuck kat Jalan Cheras, masuk Kg Pandan pon tak lagi ni...radio dok ulang2 waktu berbuka...agak tensi tapi sebab dah boleh agak so rilek lagi...
  • 7.20 pm : Azan maghrib berkumandang...aku still stuck kat Jalan Tun Razak, auto signboard cakap jalan sesak sampai PWTC...redho je la..makan gegula, from doorgift wedding Priya hari tu, nasib baik ada..Priya dapat pahala free gegula dia aku buat bukak posa...
  • 7.36 pm : Akhirnya aku sampai hotel..alhamdulillah..plan nak solat dulu pastu serbu buffet line. Terserempak ngan bos company A kat depan surau, bagi salam, ckp nak masuk lepas solat..dia pon angguk OK-OK
  • 7.45 pm : Siap solat, masuk dalam grand ballroom, mak ai..ramainya orang, sambil tu panjang-panjangkan leher cari muka familiar company A, agak2 sorang dua yang aku kenal...
  • 8.00 pm : Satu muka budak company A pon tak nampak, pegi front desk, check ngan diorang company A amik meja no berapa...check tgk company A xde dlm senarai..alamak...register bawah nama secretary dia la tu...dah la nama secretary yang send invite tu aku tak ingat..No phone budak2 yang keja sekali tu pon dah xde..aku tukar phone..aduyai....
  • 8.15 pm : Perut dah bunyi, angin dah naik sampai kepala...still x nampak bayang orang company A, aku mimpi ke tadi? Nekad amik sepinggan tumpang je meja memane yang kosong. Lepas tanya dua meja, sah xde tempat kosong...fikir-fikir balik, takde rezki aku makan hotel kot hari ni..
  • 8.20 pm : Letak pinggan, jalan pi parking, balik...
  • 8.29 pm : Baru sampai bulatan Kg Pandan, azan isyak kat IKIM, aahh...pi Jusco ja la...nak makan McD, baru hari tu dapat email daging McD haram...was-was la plak nak makan....
  • 8.35 pm : Sampai Jusco, tatkala umat Islam lain sibuk meluruskan saf nak solat jemaah, aku baru nak luruskan parking keta..haish...
  • 8.45 pm : Tgk makanan lebih kurang, rembat apa yang boleh, balik...
  • 9.30 pm : Sampai rumah, ni tgh layan budak setan kat astro prima sambil makan bento set Jusco for iftar....


p/s: waktu azan isyak tu, rase nak nangis pon ada jugak, tapi nak buat camne, dah xde rezki...redho je la...

Blogwalking Award 2010

Yela....yela....dah 3 orang tag..kena la buat, ;p
cam ngeri je rupa kasut ni....

1. Apakah yang bermain di minda anda sekarang?
Journey management plan- nak balik raya la katakan...


2. Apakah nama samaran anda?
Older & higher rank people in the family called me Buji

3. Siapakah 3 orang yang paling kamu sayang?
Macam Dieya gak...family je dah terlebih kuota (adik beradik dah setengah dozen..so how?) Bagila 30 ke..baru mencabaq skit nak pikiaq...

4. Panggilan untuk si dia?
Kena cari dia dulu baru boleh tau nak panggil apa...hahahaha..

5. Hadiah yang anda impikan daripada seseorang yang istimewa?
I nak you bagi I sebijik rumah yang you design & bina untuk I - (gaya Rashidi Ishak dalam pelem CINTA tu...)

6. Blog mana yang anda selalu lawat?
My daily dose of life ;)

7. TAG kan kepada 15 blogger?
Aiyoo...ni memang la x boleh nak settle, coz blogger frenz pon x ckp 2-2 belah tangan (lagipon memasing dah tag-mengetag kan?)...so sape2 nak tag diri sendiri, silakanlah...jemput masuk...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Al-Qadr (Ramadhan reaching to its end..)

Pejam celik-pejam celik dah 23 hari puasa. Something to reminds us by whats left of Ramadhan,

Tafsir:
Sahih International
  1. Indeed, We sent the Qur'an down during the Night of Decree.
  2. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree?
  3. The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.
  4. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.
  5. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.
Malay
  1. Sesungguhnya Kami telah menurunkan (Al-Quran) ini pada Malam Lailatul-Qadar,
  2. Dan apa jalannya engkau dapat mengetahui apa dia kebesaran Malam Lailatul-Qadar itu?
  3. Malam Lailatul-Qadar lebih baik daripada seribu bulan.
  4. Pada Malam itu, turun malaikat dan Jibril dengan izin Tuhan mereka, kerana membawa segala perkara (yang ditakdirkan berlakunya pada tahun yang berikut);
  5. Sejahteralah Malam (yang berkat) itu hingga terbit fajar!
p/s: semoga diberi kesempatan di malam-malam terakhir ini...insyaAllah..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Merdeka Edition Meal

For this PH, I decided to have a feast of tradition (my family that is) . Did not took leave on Monday, so not worth my money to go back KL on 31st Aug. Already planned to cook for iftar and invite few friends over. So what did I cooked?
 Menu:
Nasi Kerabu ala Utara
Asam Pedas Keladi
Sambal Terung Belanda a.k.a Terung Pipit
Ikan Cencaru Goreng

That is the main ones, the rest are supplied by the guests. I only managed to snap few pics of the ingredient, by the time I finished cooking, it was already maghrib and I was too tired (could not be bothered actually) to snap anymore pictures..hahaha... But the highlight is of course Nasi Kerabu ala Utara. This is not at all the same as Nasi Kerabu that you normally get elsewhere. Only people in Kedah still eat this, though I saw one stall in Cheras sells this, but did not buy for I scared that it would not meet my expectation.
raw material...
So lets go to the recipi ;)

Nasi Kerabu ala Utara
Bahan-bahan:
1 mangkuk besar nasi putih
1 sudu makan halia + serai : ditumbuk halus
1 biji bawang besar : dihiris halus
1 sudu teh lada hitam : ditumbuk halus
1 sudu makan ikan kering (talang) : digoreng dan ditumbuk halus
2 sudu makan kerisik
Segenggam ulam-ulaman : diricik halus (this part I failed miserably..but anyhoo...)
Garam untuk perasa

Cara membuatnya:
Nasi putih dicerai-ceraikan(betul ke ni?) supaya tidak berketul dan dibiarkan sejuk. Dah sejuk,campurkan kesemua bahan-bahan di atas dan gaul rata. Hidangkan bersama asam pedas keladi...
Ulam that was used : daun cekur, daun pegaga, daun gajus...and another 1 more that I did not know what that is..


Asam Pedas Keladi
3 keladi (1 keladi ada ~3-4 batang) : siat dan buang lapisan luar, rendam dalam air
10 biji cii kering
1 sudu teh halba
1 sudu teh jintan manis
1 sudu teh lada hitam
4-5 keping asam
1-2 cm belacan
Segenggam daun kesum
Air secukupnya
Garam untuk perasa

Cara membuatnya
Rebus batang keladi dengan 2 keping asam hingga masak. Tos dan ketepikan. Rendam halba, lada hitam dan jintan manis ke dalam air panas, tumbuk sampai lumat. Kisar cili kering dan masak bersama belacan dan rempah tumbuk tadi. Apabila cili sudah masak, masukkan air, asam keping, daun kesum dan garam. Masak hingga mendidih, kemudian masukkan keladi. Siap untuk dihidang..
 p/s: SMS my mom to get the two recipies..hahaha..baru nak belajar, previously I only prepared the stuffs and she will do all the cooking and what not...