Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 5

: A photo of yourself two years ago

I had to go rummaging through my FB account to find a photo from two years ago and I found this one.
 Taken by the hubster at brother in law's engagement in KL, there you go, freckles and all. Not much has changed.  Well, actually.. A LOT has changed pulak tau.  We have an Ashraf in the family now, I am much gebu-er (boo!), I'm working on some new ventures now and thinking of where I should be headed next.  The freckles are still there though.

And whilst I am at it, I thought I should incriminate some other folks too.  Heee. Another photo from two years back... Happy days

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Day 4

: Your favorite photograph of your best friend(s)

 I think I've posted this pic before.  Taken from Mae's wedding a few years back.  One of my favourite photos because we're all in the pic.  We're only missing Aza and Wiwir here.  Missing our get togethers.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 3

: Your idea of the perfect first date

Ho Boy.  My first date.  It's been a while.  It's been ages actually.  I don't really remember what or when was my actual first date.  Haahaa..so bad, huh?

Well, I grew up watching a lot of movies, romantic comedies mostly, which I think shaped a lot of my perception and thoughts when it came to the perfect guy, the dream date(s), the wedding and marriage thereafter.  All that romantic mumbo jumbo.  And yes, I was/am very much a romantic at heart.  Though, the rose coloured glasses I once wore a long time ago has been put aside. I know now what true romance is and what is only the stuff of movies. Still, doesn't stop me from dreaming though.  Yes, still.  A dreamer will always be :)

So my idea of the perfect first date... has to be this.

A walk around the city (preferably in cooler climate) whilst getting to know each other by talking about anything and everything that comes to mind.  You really know that you hit it off with someone if you can talk to them with so much ease.  That they don't mind any silly things that you say (though they may pretend at first) and they value your thought and opinions.

The walk can last all day and stray into the night or early morning and include excursions to museums or walk-in plays or bookstores, some drinks at a cafe and sitting at the beach to watch the sunrise.  Hmm.. sounds familiar ka? Shhh...it's my dream.  Let me put on those rose tinted glasses for a mo, and enjoy and soak it all in. Merci.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 2

 : A photo of something you ate today

We went for hi-tea at Hyatt today.  I ate roast lamb and roasted chicken and sushi and salmon and salad, had 2 teh tariks and some dessert too.  But I forget to take a picture of any of this.  So instead, I am showing you what I had for dinner. A nationwide favourite.

Heehee. Mee goreng instant Ibumie!  Yum yum.  Always a saviour di kala lapar dan tidak tahu apa lagi yang mahu dimakan.  And that's two packs worth there. Hmm..I knew some of these posts were going to be too revealing :O

OK..tomorrow's topic is going to be quite a bit of a challenge.. 

Disclaimer: Sekiranya pos ini membuatkan anda lapar, bah..pergi la makan :)

Day 1

: A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was

Oh dear, I'm way behind on this challenge!  I saw that Mimi and Carol are already on the go with theirs.  

So, I'm going to have to cheat here.  Haha...baru first day of the challenge sudah cheating! Heee...well, I'm going to post up a photo from last Sunday and tell you about what we were up to on that day.  It was much much more interesting than today anyway..plus, it's sort of related since we did go back to the same place again..

OK..  we had dinner at Sushi Tei in Suria last night.  It's fast becoming one of our favourite places to eat.  They have a much bigger choice of dishes and sushi as compared to our usual Japanese restaurant on the other side of town.  Hubby loves the succulent unagi sushi there. It's so tebal and yummy!  And this was where we were on last Sunday as well...see, see..ada kaitan bah..

So, last Sunday..the plan for the day was to attend a free photoshoot by Louis Pang Studio, which was held at.... you guessed it.. Suria!  We were also there the day before but did not go for the shoot because of the long queue.  I insisted that we go again on Sunday, since hubby knew Louis as well, he had attended a workshop by Louis Pang some time ago and I thought it would be good for him to reconnect with the man! Who knows, inspiration may spark.  Heee... When we arrived on Sun, just slightly after noon..it was long queues as well! Ye lah, free kan...and it was Louis Pang. So, there was bound to be a lot of people.  We decided to have lunch at Sushi Tei first and come back for the after lunch photog session.

 Lunch at Sushi Tei. Ash sleeping :)

After lunch, guess what?? Masih bah long queue!  We almost decided to give it a miss..when one of the staff suggested that we just get in line, it wouldn't be too long anyway.  And so we did.  Yasmin was not too happy to be standing in line, waiting.  She had her eyes and mind on going to the Kiddies Play area on the 3rd floor.  Surprisingly, the queue did move quite fast.  And it was fun to watch Louis Pang work as he talked to, interacted with and took photos of the people before us.  He definitely has good rapport.  Something I feel is important especially in his line of business.  He managed to make everyone feel relaxed and made it into a fun experience, from what we saw.  And he was very efficient about it, keeping the queue moving as fast as he could.

Alas our turn was up! Hurrrahh! He introduced himself and was happy to see the hubby again and went straight into taking our pics.  The results of which..I let you see for yourself. What do you think? You can see Yasmin was not too thrilled... but it makes for a good story to tell, dontcha think..

 It was a fun experience.  Lama sudah saya tidak beratur-beratur bah...Come to think of it, lama sudah saya tidak menggunakan perkataan beratur.. heee..

Happy weekend peeps! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

30 Day Challenge

 It's 1-ish am and I'm supposed to be working. Yes, this is my usual working time now as it is the only time I can really work, when the munchkins are all asleep.  Some nights I plough through it, longing to be away in dreamland myself.  Other nights I wish I didn't need to sleep at all, doing all nighters like I used to in me younger years.  Ah well, for some reasons tonight I can't quite seem to concentrate.  And so, I went a snooping around and I found this 30 day challenge on Mimi's blog.  A good way to kick start blogging on a regular basis again, plus I like the topics.  I think I can do most of them.  Though some might be too revealing.  Just hope I can get myself to finishing the entire 30 days worth.  Well that's the challenge aye!  Hopefully, yes.  And, err..I'll start tomorrow cos Day 1's challenge involves a photo of myself and I don't have any on me now. Heee.. See you tomorrow, then!

The 30 Day Challenge (copied from Mimi)

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of our favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.

Anyone else wanna join along?

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Giving and Accepting

Or in Malay: Rezeki Jangan Ditolak

How would you feel if someone paid for your food? Would you obligingly accept or insist that you repay them?

My mom and dad and myself (oh, Ash too) had a hearty lunch this afternoon at one of our favourite local restaurants. We even tapau-ed a lot of cakes and snacks. When it came to pay, the cashier told me that it had been paid for. Even all the tapau stuff we ordered at the last moment. There was this awkward moment of thinking 'heh?' and wondering what to do. It turned out, one of mom's friend who was also there told the cashier that he would pay for our tab. Mom told me to go and thank him (she always does this to me). I was like, 'Na-uhh! He's your friend. You talk to him..' Thankfully, he walked over and dad tried to repay him but he wouldn't accept. Apparently, this thing of people paying for their food has been happening quite often. To which I just said, Syukur! Rezeki jangan ditolak. (Don't reject your offerings). Enjoy them whilst they are offered. And be grateful.

So we went home that day, tummies full, slightly perplexed and still with a bunch of tapau-ed cake to spare.

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