Sep 19, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

It's the end of the holy month of Ramadhan and tomorrow muslims will celebrate the Hari Raya Aidilfitri after fasting for a month. It has always been a joyous day for me and may I recall, when I was a little girl, the day I really enjoyed most...... dressed up my best, wearing new baju, with new hairstyle, new shoes.....everything new and spending my time with my little brothers and sisters....eating all the goodies of aidilfitri....and visiting almost every house in the kampung....getting some raya money....and in the evening would play that sparkling 'bunga api' ,the one which we could hold...just lit it and moved it around and around like a magic wand! Gone are the days cos now I'm a grown-up! Well, childhood memories will always be cherished for it comes only once in my life.

This time around, everyone in my family and in others, too, is busy with our raya chores such as  decorating the house right up to preparing all sorts of dishes for tomorrow. Needless to say, there's so much to be done but everyone is in such a very merry mood that there isn't any complaint of getting tired whatsoever! It's going to be a big family gathering for me this year cos all my siblings, from far and near, are coming back except for one of my sisters who will only be celebrating  raya until the fourth day here. On the fifth day, she'll be flying over to Manchester, England and spend another part of her raya with her family there. According to her, there's no better place than spending raya in Malaysia cos the celebration here is much more merrier than elsewhere and it's rather very 'quiet' for her in Manchester. It's a big city with many people but the raya 'mood' doesn't exist like what we have here. I couldn't agree more....

Aidilfitri is also the time when we seek forgiveness from family members and friends for any wrong doing. With this opportunity, I'd like to wish all my family members, friends and readers of this blog, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir Batin!

Sep 11, 2009

Under The Weather......

     Quite restless as though like a centipede with an athlete foot.....whatever I do seems to be wrong. Body aching and temperature is far from normal. Been feeling unwell since yesterday but today I gather enough gut to be back on my feet for certain reasons which are very important for me to settle soon and handling very important
documents which have to be
handed over to a third party for their execution.
 So, this afternoon I went over to the advocates' office armed with my two sets of documents. Upon arrival, the very sweet looking secretary intercomed her boss and I was told to wait for him in that very cold room......just couldn't bear it but things have to get done VERY SOON! There I was waiting for what I felt as though  long dragging hours (actually, it was for about ten minutes or so). My condition have made me felt that way.  Right after that, I heard footsteps and there he was, that lawyer who greeted me and said 'Hey! you look familiar to me." My god! have I ever met this guy before? I couldn't recall where and when but he was like a chatter box (indeed, he was.....good as a lawyer!) He was asking me who introduced me to go over to his firm, I said bluntly nobody....I just got hold of whatever firm I came across first as I didn't have any panel. The chat was flowing very smoothly....he being a chatter box...asked me my educational background and so on and so forth and yes....we were once in the same school but he was my senior. At that moment, I was feeling much better telling him of my intention and being a normal person and inquistive, I couldn't help getting very anxious of wanting  to know how much was my legal fee......afraid that I might get a hole in my pocket! Well, much to my relief he told me it would be 10% of my asset. That's ok.....and he promised my documents would be prepared soon and convincingly said.....that's easy to be done...Of course, easy for a pro like him who had gone through many things day in day out. Whereas a layman would blink and fumble over long sentences written in  a "lawyer's way " which sometimes fail to make us understand that really well! l'm still wondering though for that very warm reception they give thier clients.....could it be a business strategy to keep clients coming back.....Whatever it is, I for one do look for first class treatment whenever I  go to see a private doctor, a lawyer, a beautician etc etc cos I would like to get back what's worth paying for. Glad to say that they treat clients really well .....that's how it should be for businesses to go on and survive in the ever competing life.

Sep 9, 2009


The dates....some auspicious, some important, some memorable, some are not to be forgotten.....the bottom line, what's so significant about it? It all depends on how we look at it or more to our very own experiences of what we are going through on certain specific dates such as today.

The past few days, I have been thinking of today's date. It's such a lovely number....triple 9....the odd number 9...triple 9 when multiplied equals 27. There's nothing special when I talk about this number. It's just that it sounds good when it's written down or when I say it. No doubt, it does carry myriads of meanings for those who want to make today's date as a very memorable one for certain celebrations.... such as getting engaged or tie the knots. Whatever it is, it all depends on how we want it to be remembered as a very significant date in our life or whether it's the date that brings happiness or sadness....Hard to predict, right?

Personally, today isn't a good day for me ...... a sad one, I'd say. Most of us have experience various stages of life.....a mixture of what I'd prefer to say, the bitter sweet of it. But it's beyond our capacity to ward off the 'bitter' side of it as it's so unpredictable..... But what keeps us strong is the faith in the almighty for whatever crosses our paths has a blessing in disguise. So, let's count or blessings....whenever we lose what we love most....we get something even more better than what we used to have....behind every cloud, there's a silver lining....there's a light at the end of the tunnel......isn't that so inspiring to think of the positive side of it? It would make us more matured and thankful of what we have after toiling through gruelling moments. So, keep counting your blessings!

Sep 5, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Saturday!'s a day I always wait for cos it's weekend when I can let my hair down after 5 days of hard work....not complaining, just saying it! Today, I can pamper myself ...... no hush and rush for work , wake up at whatever time I want, listen to Hafiz's songs or the chirping birds out there among the trees, watch the sunset later , go to Tanjung Batu Beach and watch the big tankers out there or simply smell the roses in my garden for it gives me sensations of relaxation and well-being. That's quite a long list but I will pick the best among all.

Among the favourite spots my family and I use to go to during weekend is the Tanjung Batu Beach. I appreciate nature so much so, I find that it's a breathtaking place where I can listen to and watch the waves roll onto the beach besides watching the casuarina trees swaying gracefully when blown gently by the sea breeze producing some kind of soft sentimental sound pleasant to the ears. I used to look far at the horizon and wonder what's that at the other side of it......mind visualizing a place where there's really peace and tranquility ....... so calm which will bring peace to my mind, so heavenly.... that's what I dream of .....

Well, back to reality, today I feel the burden have been lifted off my shoulder for most of what I did the past few days have been completed. I can heave a sigh of relief, though I know many more are to come....that's the fact cos life has to go on.... And it's Ramadhan and I'm, I thought of preparing some special dishes today. As I'm at home, ample time could be spent in the kitchen trying my cooking skills! Sometimes what I cook don't turn up the way it should be and for that family members are complaining....sorry!

And I didn't tend to my garden for quite sometime. The last time when I was extremely busy was last month during haze. Plants have to be watered everyday including my rambutan trees. Despite my effort, it's saddening to see the rambutan fruits turn brownish. Poor me! Right now, I'm thinking of the flowers and plants ... and they are all screaming for my attention!

Sep 2, 2009

A Hectic Week......'s Wednesday! How time flies! This week, I am going through hoards of workload.......hey! stay cool....I say to myself. Stay focused and do your work smartly and in accordance to priority......instilling a fighting spirit in myself! :) Nothing beats the pleasure and relief I get once everything's accomplished. No matter how much time I spend on it and even though to the extent of sacrificing my precious moments of enjoying good tv shows, the immense satisfaction of getting it done is indescribable.

Well, here I am now trying to put my mind together and taking off a little bit of my time to update the blog. I guess, at one point in life, one has to bear with whatever situation one has when it's work-related. Recalling the time when my friends and I attended interviews..... and what's still very clear on my mind is the so very 'commited' answer of how we would oblige to be assigned to work wherever on earth and as long as it's under the sun! Cool, eh? So, I live up to my word....

Sometimes, the inner child inside me would say......look at that cat (my cat, in particular!) lazing around.....makan, makan, makan only......such a a relax and slow paced life......isn't it nice to be like that cat?? Hehehe...I'm a little bit carried away.....Well, in comparison with human, animals only have the needs of here and right now. There's no tomorrow, no next month or next year. See the difference....that's what make human so special...... So, I would like to be as myself (not necessarily to purr...:P ) and what's to be done has to be done.....