Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2-in-1

Madame Nadyne Eikyn, this one's for you babe...

Thr33 Things Tag

The Three Names I go by
- Ibu
- Famy
- Mak Long

Three Jobs I have had in my life
- librarian
- engineer
- homemaker

Three Places I have lived
- Penang (the island)
- Port Klang
- Kuala Lumpur

Three TV Shows that I watch
I do watch more than 3 shows actually, but if I had to pick then they would be:
- Desperate Housewives
- CSI (Vegas & NY mostly, Miami once a while). I {heart} Mac Taylor ;)
- Heroes
oh... and (at this point) Idol too! :)

Three places I have been
- dalam negara: Pulau Langkawi, Sabah, JB
- luar negara: US of A, Phuket, Singapore

People that e-mail me regularly
- my aunt & uncle (coz they're both internet-savvy hee hee hee)
- my lunch ladies (ex-colleagues)
- mphonline.com

Three of my favorite foods
- fried meehoon
- pasta dishes
- desserts, chocolatey ones especially

Three things I would like to do
- read more books
- master the dslr and take lots of pictures
- lose weight *sigh*

Three friends I think will respond.
Hmm... let's see... Zan? Gartblue? Encik Screw?

Things I am looking forward to
- another baby
- a visit to any major bookstores (as a treat)
- my 10th anniversary





The "Yes" or "No" Tag

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No!
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and Asks!

Now, here's what you're supposed to do: copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers and type in your answers.


Kissed any of your Facebook friends? Yes
Been arrested? No
Kissed someone you didn't like? No
Slept in until 5 PM? Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? Yes
Held a snake? No
Ran a red light? No
Ever thought you're gay? No
Been suspended from school? No
Totaled your car/motorbike in an accident? No
Been fired from a job? No
Ever thought that maybe He/She was not the one? Yes
Sang karaoke? Yes
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? Yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Yes
Sang in the shower? Yes
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? No
Broken a bone? No
Shaved your head? No
Blacked out from drinking? No
Thoughts of being a bachelor/spinster? Yes
Played a prank on someone? Yes
Bought a gift for someone and kept it for yourself? Yes
Felt like killing someone? Yes
Had sex with someone you didn't love? No
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? Yes
Been in a band? No
Bought something and returned it worn? No
Shot a gun? No
Walked in your sleep? No
Tripped on LSD? No
Ever feel like you're in a current relationship you shouldn't be in? No
Donated Blood? No
Seen a ghost? No
Eaten alligator meat? No
Done body shots? No
Peed in the pool? No
Passed gas and blamed in on another without their knowledge? No
Thought of having your best friend as a BF/GF? No
Have body piercings below the neck? No
Still love someone you shouldn't? No
Think about the future? Yes
Ever felt you deserved someone better? No
Believe in love? Yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? Yes

Who's next? : Haiiyaa... I think almost everyone I know have done this. Errr... Zan, nak buat tak? Since awak tengah lepak kat ofis tuuu :P

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Muffin? What muffin?

Found this while I was surfin the net sometime ago and it made me tersengih sorang-sorang...

If You Give a Mom a Muffin

If you give a mom a muffin, she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.

She’ll pour herself some.

Her 3-year old will spill the coffee.

She’ll wipe it up.

Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks.

She’ll remember she has to do the laundry.

When she puts the laundry in the washer, she’ll trip over some boots and bump into the freezer.

Bumping into the freezer will remind her that she has to plan supper.

She will take out a pound of hamburger.

She’ll look in her cookbook (101 Things to Make with a Pound of Hamburger).

The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.

She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.

She will look for her checkbook.

The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her 2-year old.

She’ll smell something funny.

She’ll change the 2-year old.

While she is changing the 2-year old, the phone will ring.

Her 5-year old will answer and hang up.

She’ll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee.

Thinking of coffee reminds her that she was going to have a cup.

She will pour herself some.

And chances are, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.


:)


chocolate chip muffin
...and it also left me craving for choco chip muffins that day.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Getting To Know aka Mari Berkenalan

Instructions: Copy and paste and put your own answers in. The purpose of this is to get to know your friends better and it's so much fun!

Here are the rules - post this list on your profile (in Notes) replacing my answers with yours. (You can add the notes tab to your profile page!)

If I tagged YOU, it's because I want to know more about YOU!






Getting To Know You/Me

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes. My mom told me that during her zaman muda-muda, she adored a little girl who has a name similar to mine, but spelt differently. So I guess I was named after that little girl.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last week. When I received an unwanted visit from my 'monthly friend'. :(

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I'm okay with it, yes. :)

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEET?
Hanging out with the 'Lunch Ladies', devouring delectable dishes and delicious desserts, enjoying each other's company. Yummms!!

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes, two equally hyper and chatty kids.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Most probably, but not immediately after the first meeting. :) I was told several times that I portrayed a rather serious and 'garang' look, and people were hesitant to approach/tegur. But once they've gotten to know the real me, they'll know that I am a likable individual... *giggles* I welcome new friendships and cherish existing ones.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Yes, when I am angry or in a really bad mood. Kids/husband/cats semua kena.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes. Alhamdulillah, so far I have not had to go through tonsils removal. Takuuuuut surgery/needle of any kind. Tapi kiter still nak another baby...

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Hmm... I guess if it were a once in a lifetime thing, I would do it.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
CORN POPS!! But kat sini so dayum expensive lah... :( As an alternative, I'd take any cereal with nuts or crisps in them.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No, coz I wear slip-on sandals mostly, and they don't come with laces :)

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Any flavour, with lots of nuts as toppings.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their eyes. Their smiles.

15. RED OR PINK?
Both. If I had to choose jugak, then it'll be Red.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I think/worry too much about other people's feelings that I sometimes forget to be considerate of my own.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
At this point, it'll have to be famyBoy-lah... at least until he returns. I think about my late grandfather a lot too.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
That would be nice, yes. I had to do it, they'd have to do it too!! hee hee hee

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Comfy dark blue sweatpants (berjenama For3st). Not wearing any shoes since I'm at home in my bedroom typing this out.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
My kids arguing about who gets to sit on which side of the sofa. Adussss, sakit telinga!! Pandai-pandailah depa sort it out themselves. :P

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Any shade of purple.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Babies. famyBoy. Romance by Ralph Lauren. Fresh-baked cookies. Roses. Hot-from-the-oven pizza. Aidiin's bantal busuk(s), blue and white... boleh 'high' terus hahahaha.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
famyBoy, last night.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Badminton kot. The truth is, I am not very much into sports dan tak athletic langsung.

27. HAIR COLOR?
Black.

28. EYE COLOR?
Dark brown.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
I used to when I was working. Nowadays, not anymore. Macam tak perlu je? *shrug*

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Errr... so many!!

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I used to enjoy scary movies, but not anymore. Dunnolah. Maybe coz I'm old now and I don't favor (scary) surprises. Makcik lemah semangat y'all. Scary books are still okay though.
I love happy endings! They make me sappy and happy at the same time.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Geng Upin & Ipin *winks at Gart*

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
A white t-shirt that has a countryside painting print on the front. This t-shirt was purchased in 1995 during a festival in Ith@ca.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Both, actually, but not during the extreme conditions.

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
I want both!! :)

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
To requests from family members & friends. I'd try to fulfill them to the best that I can.

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
To calls made from Anonymous/Unregistered/Unknown/Private numbers.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Kak Martha's Baking Handbook and The Ideal Muslimah. And Sofea's school textbooks. Mid-year exams are coming up soon! Yikes!!!

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I don't use a mouse. I prefer the Touch Pad when using a laptop.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
The repeat of CSI Vegas on AXN. I missed the original Wednesday night slot coz I was too tired and when to bed extra early.

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S)?
Laughter, babies cooing, my kids calling Ibuuuuuu!!!

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Hmmm... Beatles.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
U.S of A.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Not sure. I enjoy craft projects but I wouldn't say I'm talented in crafting.

46. WHERE WERE U BORN?
In a hospital on Jalan Residensi, Penang, Malaysia.

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
No one in particular coz I didn't tag anybody. Errr... Zan, perhaps? hee hee hee.

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
In college. He signed up for most of my CS classes (coz he's a geek in disguise!). It never crossed my mind then that I'd be marrying him in future. :P


Note to self: This post settles my hutangs with Mr Moshi & Azlina H in FB. Yayyy! :D
Next (or next-next-next) post: Two tags from Mdm Nadyne Eikyn.

Monday, April 06, 2009

The (Belated) Cuti Sekolah Outing

We very seldom lepak at KLCC but decided to make last Saturday an exception, mainly because we still owe the kids a cuti sekolah outing.

We chose Dinotrek2 because Butterflutter & Rotidua (and clan masing-masing) have 'been there done that', and both gave good reviews of their experiences. Oh and apparently, LazyDaisy's family were there too! :)

By 9:50am, we reached the KLCC carpark and famyBoy jadi rambang mata sebab banyak sangat available parking spaces. We were feeling adventurous that morning, so when the lady@ticket counter asked if we wanted the Combo deal (Dinotrek2 & Petrosains) we didn't hesitate to say "Sure, why not." Never been to Petrosains before you see, so didn't know what to expect.

Dinotrek was fun!! The model dinos were very impressive looking and the displays were quite informative. Comel betul anak-anak dinosaur (Hadrosaurus, it was, I think... tak ingatlah) yang baru nak hatch tu. The kids played paleontologists digging fossils at the excavation site and later played almost all of the interactive games that they have there.

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The best part was the Dino Dance, of course. Instead of just pretending to scream, Aidiin acted terrified, yelling "AAAAAAAAA!!! AAAAAAAA!!!" while running on the spot when the T-Rex appeared. Even Kakak staff yang jaga tempat tu pun tergelak-gelak.



Boleh dapat award pelakon kanak-kanak terbaik tak?



We went to Petrosains next. Ya, begitu bersemangat sekali.



Took the 'bulat vehicle' ride to get inside. We somehow missed the ARIF station (how did that happen?) Watched the wayang kulit skit, then the Science Show (near the Space exhibit) where they demonstrated bubbles and bubble-making.


Making snow bubbles


Learned more about dinosaurs and fossils at the mini dino exhibition. We sang along with the T-Rex that could rap in BM and English. hee hee hee.

Also took the helicopter simulator ride to get to the oil rig. Yang paling excited masa kat sini ialah famyBoy, yang menceritakan kepada anak-anak beliau, "macam nilah tempat Ayah work..." Berkobar-kobar gitu.


I learned a few things about oil drilling, blow-outs, offshore platforms safety etc etc etc. famyBoy remarked that the model sleeping quarters was actually bigger than where he (as a contractor) had to sleep when he was offshore.

Then we were back to 'land' to see how the oil that got transported from offshore was processed at the refineries. Also another topic dear to famyBoy's heart. Checked out the high-tech gadgets and tools and techniques used. The kids were running here and there, experimenting this and that. Ada juga displays and interactive games pertaining to F1 and the kids (and their Ayah) got to drive in model racing cars for a simulation of an actual race... actually it was a 'tekan minyak and go' to see who will emerge as the winner. :)

By the time we reached the molecule nano world, my legs were about to fall off. Seriously.

Overall I was very impressed. Left the place feeling sedikit pandai. :)

After spending about 5-6 hours altogether (tu pun tak abis explore and try out every possible thing kat Petrosains tu), Ibu & Ayah balik rumah and terus pengsan, keletihan. The kids pulak still ada banyak energy untuk main puzzles and tengok TV. Tak penat ke depa ni???


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Signs

Aidiin has a habit of walking around the house with his food. He once stepped into our bedroom with his mouth full of keropok. When he opened his mouth to speak, keropok crumbs flew everywhere. Grrr.

Another time it was a packet of Cheezels coz he wanted to show me how 'orange' his fingers had become.

One time he walked into Sofea's room with a cheeseburger. Malang tidak berbau, he tripped and the burger fell out of his hand, smearing ketchup on the floor and one part of the carpet. Maka berlakulah insiden pertengkaran adik-beradik yang berakhir dengan tangisan dan bebelan Ibu yang berlarutan tanpa henti. Not a pretty sight.

The day after the accident, Sofea put up a sign on her bedroom door. When Aidiin asked her what it's for, she told him that it meant "NO burgers here". He then understood that it meant NO FOOD was allowed in her room. Alternatively, it also meant that he can only enter if he does not bring in anything edible/drinkable. This includes air kotak, snacks of any kind and M&Ms.

noburger
Tak boleh bawa makanan masuk ke bilik ini


The Cheeky One also has a habit of setting up his trains in front of his sister's room, much to her annoyance. She then warned him about leaving his trains lying around inside or in front of her room by putting up the "NO train trucks here!" sign on the door. This time, she didn't have to explain to him what the sign meant.

notrucks
The conteng-conteng was a form of objection





We were driving around the One U area a couple of days ago when Aidiin pointed to the No Parking sign and said, "Look Ibu! No 'P' here!!", to which I replied, "Uhmm...yes," rather unenthusiastically.


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He then elaborated, "Ibu, dia cakap tak boleh kencing kat sini. Kalau nak kencing, kena tahan sampai balik rumah..."

We (me, famyBoy & Sofea) burst into laughter while Aidiin looked at us, perturbed.

Tak tahan tengok muka dia yang innocent dan agak confused itu. I laughed so hard I almost 'P'-eed in my pants!! :D


 

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