Wednesday, September 26, 2007


alhamdulillah. apparently, i am ethical. phew~ i am one step closer towards becoming an advocate & solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, InsyaAllah. (this sure sounds like the words of Tyra from America's Next Top Model, isn't it?) hehe.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I’m in a dilemma. You see, if I wake up for sahur, dapat pahala. If I don't, tak dapat pahala. Simple as that. Besides, it's only once a year where we get to wake up for sahur, isn't it? But the problem is, getting up for sahur is one thing while getting up after sleeping after sahur is another. Get what I mean? I don’t know about you but when I sleep after sahur,which is everytime, I will have such a hard time getting up later on. Nak kata setan, they are all locked up, right? So it’s me then. After sahur I get to sleep for about 1-1 ¾ hrs and that 1-1 ¾ hrs means a whole lot to me. It pre-determines how my day’s gonna be like. But then again, why do I find myself feeling groggy, drowsy and super duper sleepy when I wake up? Why oh why is this happening? Of all days, on Tuesday, I kinda overslept when I have an important meeting with a client at Saujana Golf & Country Club, Subang at 10am. I woke up for sahur, got back to sleep and set my alarm at 820am. I set my mind that I have to be out by 9. But lo and behold, I woke up at 9!!! I literally jumped off my bed and had a really quick bath. The cold water woke me up instantly. My heart was thumping and my head was banging. You know how it feels like when you wake up in shock. I thought, s***! What if I don’t make it on time? What will my Boss say and think of me? Of course the file is with me and I’m responsible for it. What will the client think? So many questions played in my mind and luckily I managed to get ready in 15 minutes. I don’t know if I looked like Bozo the clown though because I did my make-up in a rush. Surprisingly traffic in Federal Highway was smooth I almost did not believe it myself either. So I sped like a maniac. If you see a cute red Kancil (with an equally cute driver =P) speeding, honking, flashing and cursing on Federal Highway on Tuesday, that was probably me. Pfft. Anyway, I managed to reach Saujana in one piece on time but of course the Boss arrived first and was already waiting for me at the parking lot. Boohoo~ As for the meeting, it went well, but for a mere 30 minutes or so. *sigh* All the trouble, rushing, cursing and what not for a 30-minute session.

So my point here is, should I or should I not wake up for sahur? If I do, surely I will go back to sleep after that, which will result in me being overslept. If I don’t go back to sleep, what was I supposed to do? Study? It’s not like I have exams anymore or has revisions to do. Hahaha. Read books? Puhhleezzzz… Watch tv? Don’t think so. Beribadat? Ehehehehe… On the other hand, if I don’t sahur, tak dapat pahala sahur. And I will end up feeling extra hungry. So how laaa…???

Friday, September 14, 2007

attn: Mr. Sandman

Dear Mr. Sandman,

i'm sure you very well know that it is the holy month of Ramadhan now. today is only the second day of Ramadhan. and i am truly blessed to be able to fast this Ramadhan. fyi, my working hours have changed from 9am-6pn to 845am-445pm. i have some questions for you though. why does the time tick ever so slowly now? during normal days, the lunch hour break, which is 1-2pm pass by ever so quickly. i don't even sempat to check my emails, read online newspapers read blogs, update friendster, check other people's friendster etc. no, i do not have a lunch break this month (all the more reason for you to consider) but why does it take forever from one hour to the next?

Mr. Sandman,

can you do me a favor and make the time pass by faster? i would really appreciate it if you could. ok, i know i may be too demanding but i cannot help it. most people's working hours have changed so by the time i go out of the office, the traffic will be just as bad, if not worst. if everybody goes out at the same time, what difference does it make, right? traffic will be congested. my boss told me during Ramadhan last year it took him 2 1/2 hours just to reach his home in Kelana Jaya. i told him, might as well go to Ipoh. hahaha. ok that's besides the point. so please consider. i do not want to lose my pahalas on the road. hey, it's only the second day! i have about 20 days (duh!) more to go. pleasee..... *batting eyelashes*

your cooperation is highly appreciated.

thank you.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

it is here again

Ramadhan is here again, alhamdulillah. let us all take heed in the wonders of Ramadhan and be a better person as a whole. may all of us be blessed in this holy month and let us all pray that this Ramadhan would not be our last.
as of today, 1st Ramadhan, my official working hours is 845am-445pm. *yippee* with no lunch break, of course. so whoever wants to berbuka puasa with me invite me for a berbuka puasa, i would really appreciate it if you guys could do it in advance or else i'll go straight back home. =P selamat berpuasa y'all! i hope i won't lose most, if not all of my pahalas on the road. God bless us all. amin.

Monday, September 10, 2007


my sister got engaged with her boyfy on 1st September 2007. it was a simple yet elegant and nice affair. the theme was green while the theme for the guy's side was blue. it was really nice to see people wearing green and blue. the event started the day before where we had a makan-makan among us relatives on 31st August 2007. i even took a day off on Thursday to accompany mummy to go groceries shopping. on 31st August, i slaved myself in the kitchen creating and baking my masterpieces, namely a moist chocolate cake, carrot cake and also butter cupcakes. since i don't have dainty hands, patience and creativity to design the tiny cupcakes individually, i used the leftover from the chocolate topping for the chocolate cake on the cupcakes. then i sprinkled some colourful sprinkles on it and voila~ as for the carrot cake, i added a little bit of green colouring to the cream cheese topping. i put 3 green flowers each on the cakes. i must say that my creations was quite a hit *ehem* on that day. i have aunties asking for the recipe for my carrot cake and one auntie asked if i had a boyfriend or not coz apparently she wants to hook me up with her son because i can bake cakes? *gasp+blush*
my dearest friends iza, cik mim, sara, diyana and ezrina (and her two cute little sisters) came and helped me carry the dulang hantaran (which sis & i made ourselves thankyouverymuch) and also helped me to give out the goodie bags to the guests. i owe them so much. thank you ladies. i would have been tak menang tangan if it weren't for you ladies. big bro's gf also helped out. thanks kak suria! i had my maid make my updo that day as it will be too hot to let my hair down. the rombongan arrived at about 11-ish and after the discussions, berbalas pantun and what not, i had to lead sis out of her room to the pelamin for the sarung-cincin ceremony. alhamdulillah it all went well. my sis is officially engaged to her boyfy. sorry guys, eat your hearts out. =D i've made a slideshow because there are just too many pretty pictures so i just had to put them all. sis had prettypeektures as the photographer. the 'professional' pics will be uploaded soon, i hope. it might take a while for the slide to completely download, depends on your internet connection. enjoy!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

it's called etiquette, mind you

there is a thing called etiquette, isn't it? there's office etiquette for example. forgive me if I'm wrong but i believe even the most charok hand phones in the world have a silent mode or a profile which you can set. so when and if you're in the office, can't you have the courtesy to at least turn down your hand phone volume. i don't care if your ring tone is Akon's Smack That or Mawi's Kian. or even some classical song. i just don't get it why some people just couldn't be bothered. and then when the phone rings, it takes them ages, if not forever to pick the bloody phone up. don't you recognize your own bloody ring tone in the first place? gosh. there's also phone etiquette. if i were talking on the phone, i would never want other people to listen and to know what i am talking about. i hate when people talk ever so loudly on the telephone, they might as well use a hailer or a microphone and make a public announcement about it. be it in the lrt, shopping malls, restaurants, and especially in a small, cramped the office. you see, some people have work to do and some of which requires us to read cases which are bloody long and confusing, read agreements which words are repetitive when in fact they can make a simple sentence out of it and also statutes that require one to read over and over again in order to finally grasp the gist of it. some people just don't get it, do they?
since we are on the topic of 'etiquette', i will be sitting for my ethics exam this Thursday. there will be a lecture tomorrow. i have got my bundle of notes (by bundle, i mean a lot, thick like a telephone directory. okay, slightly smaller than a telephone directory) which i have not even read yet. not a single topic. not a single chapter. thank God it is an open book exam but what puzzles me the most is the fact that about 80% people failed the exam in the last two batches. yes, 80%. this is a scary figure. now i am feeling the heat. i hate exams. just when you think you're done with exams because you're no longer in uni, you're wrong. damn. i better start highlighting reading my notes pronto! so if i fail the exam, *touchwood* does that make me unethical?

Monday, September 03, 2007

a celebration of love

what would you do if you have been married for a decade and is still madly and deeply in love with each other, never had a proper wedding reception 10 years ago because you had to follow your husband to Germany, have tons and tons of money and lots and lots of love to share? you throw a huge, grand wedding anniversary!