Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mixed Emotions

I had a rough first half of the week this week because Aidiin got sick... coughing fit, wheezing, extra eeewwww runny nose, vomitting (the 'Linda Blair'-Exorcist kind), and to top it all, a high fever. Took two days emergency leave on Monday and Tuesday to look after him at home. Had to go through the whole dilemma again before I SMS-ed my boss regarding my unfortunate circumstances need to take a couple days off from work. I think my SMS appeared to be as pitiful as it could get.


Despite his "OK" reply, I sensed that he wasn't too keen about the whole thing, especially after our discussion last week about my long leave during the Deepavalli/Eid break. The kids' school will be closed beginning Nov 2 and will reopen on Nov 14. Lama gak tu... I understand his concerns because there are a few overlapping deadlines during that period, but I sincerely hope he they understand that I did not ask the school to take a long break nor did I intentionally planned for the project deadlines to fall during my absence. I guess this is a cabaran ibu-ibu bekerja makan gaji, without a maid or a relative readily available. To cut a long story short, my annual leave has been approved only during the Deepa-Raya week (which is a public holiday week already anyways), the week after will be an "adhoc-depending-on-work-demands-and-situation" leave, whatever that means. Rest assured I will not be able to leave town during that week.

Took Aidiin for his nebulizer treatment yesterday evening. The baby cried his lungs out, which was quite painful to watch but assuring at the same time. At least I know he is inhaling the gas. I think the wheezing is slightly better today (or was I just imagining it?). Nonetheless, both the kids were sent to school with Aidiin's bag extra heavy due to his medication, and here I am at the office.

Lookie, lookie... what's this in my mailbox?? A handmade Raya (Eid) card from a blogger friend Ms. PrimaryBasic. Very many thanks Dear... it made my day. *hugs*

Al-Fatihah to the YAB Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood who passed away earlier today (7:55 AM Oct 20, 2005) after a long battle with cancer. Condolences to the 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Pak Lah, and his family.

Semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama-sama orang yang beriman.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Time Out

Will be hanging out over there for the time being...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

This is NOT Alcatraz, okay?

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What on earth are you trying to do??
Escape from Ibu??!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Aduh Aidiin

It's been about a week since the first day of Ramadhan. Alhamdulillah, setakat ni belum kena ponteng puasa lagi.

Yesterday morning, while in the car, we heard Mawi's Aduh Saliha being played on radio ERA. Naturally (out of uncontrollable habit), my husband sang to it. Sofea followed suit. Then out of the blue, Aidiin decided to join the duo as well!

It went something like this:

Mawi sang:
Kau biarkan aku sendiri menderita susah - nasib hidupku Saliha
Kau biarkan aku sendiri melewati sepi - dalam hidupku Saliha
kau biarkan aku sendiri meratapi nasib - dalam derita Salihaaaa
ohh... Saaaaliiihaaaa

Aidiin sang:

*repeat till bored fade

I laughed till I had tears in my eyes.

I wish I had recorded the anak-beranak singing session. The best part was to witness Aidiin's cool-ness (control macho ler tu...) while he continuously 'sang' his heart out, and quite expressively too, I might add. I suppose his serak-serak basah (throaty?) vocals must've sounded really really good in his head hee hee.

'World' jugak anak terunaku ini... hmmm.

Aduuuhhh... penatlah nak maintain dua blog... rasa macam kahwin dua. Nak kena berlaku adil lagi saksama.

But then again, if I don't have a contingency blog for my daisies one, where else can I dump my thoughts and feelings and rants write and keep in touch with my blogger buddies should that other blog decide to go down again, eh?

Friday, October 07, 2005

Jejak Kasih

As more and more familiar modblog names start to appear...


Terasa macam Jejak Kasih ala modblog pulak...

ETA: I really, truly miss my daisies.

*wipes teardrop*

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Ramadhan 2005 - Day Two

Sheesh... I never thought this Ramadhan I'd have to berpuasa/menahan diri daripada ber-modblog too... Dah masuk tiga hari downtime, babe!! Balik-balik muka mamat pakai glasses tu. Balik-balik muka mamat pakai glasses tu. Tak kuasa!!

Today is the 2nd day of Ramadhan. Alhamdulillah, so far things are still under control. But then again, it has only been a day...

Awal-awal puasa ni there are still (food) choices in abundance to tapau from the Pasar Ramadhan for the breaking of fast. I only need to worry think of what to feed the kids. Yesterday, in addition to my roti john and ayam percik, I bought beef with mushroom soup for RM5.00, so I only had to cook rice (extra water to make it slightly lembik than normal) and voila! dinner for the kids considered kowtim-ed. At the pasar, famyBoy was indecisive as to what he wanted to eat, and I got impatient and cranky (a bit!) especially because it looked like it was going to rain, very heavy some more. He finally decided that he wanted nasi tomato and pulut panggang. Whatever-lah Yang oiii, so long as you hurry!!!

Towards the middle till the end of Ramadhan, we would normally run out of cravings to satisfy ideas on what to buy/eat to satisfy our tastebuds, so we either opt for other Pasar Ramadhan locations or I will cook something simple-simple so that we have something to berbuka with. Alternatively, we pray that we get invited to either his parents' or my parents' houses for berbuka. hee hee hee.

I told myself I wanted to be extra-cautious in my spending for iftar this year, but food and whathaveyous are costly! What we bought yesterday totalled up to RM17.00. Tu pun kitorang dah restricted ourselves. Last year we bought whatever we felt like eating and ended up spending so much. It was unfortunate that whatever he felt like having was normally different from what I teringiiiin sangat nak makan.

The past two nights, we had my mom's lauks for sahur -- sambal tumis telur rebus on the first night, tulang (yang orang selalu buat masak sup tu) masak kandar for last night. I have not actually cooked anything... no ideas so far. Already stocked-up cans of sardines, Maggi instant Hari-hari Favorites spices, and frozen food aka nuggets of all sorts.

This year, when famyBoy leaves for terawih prayers at the surau, I end up with an extra-adventurous prince yang tengah mabuk nak berjalan, lari, panjat, gigit, kutip bebenda dan masuk mulut to care for in addition to a superactive turn-a-deaf-ear-when-Ibu-starts-to-yell princess who never fails to buat semak all her toys, books, clothes. ohmy. TV pun tak larat/tak sempat nak tengok the past few days. Desperate Housewives ke mana, The Amazing Race ke mana.


Semoga Allah memelihara puasaku dan ibadahku di bulan Ramadhan ini... insyaAllah.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

"Smelly" Pillows

Bantal Bucuk(s): His and Hers

That's him with his.

And that's her with hers. Notice that she actually has TWO.

Bantal bucuk (busuk) literally means "smelly pillow". Bantal bucuk(s) serve the same purpose as blankies, teddy bears, pacifiers or any other attachment objects.

Monday, October 03, 2005

My Weekend Purchase

It's mine, mine, all mine! hee hee hee

Album cover picture taken from here.

Last but not least, wishing all Muslim visitors Ramadhan Mubarak and Selamat Berpuasa.


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