Sunday, December 5, 2010


Rindu Iman.
Menunggu Asmidah.

Novotel lobby,
Collins St, Melbourne

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jalan-jalan (kerja jalan, jalan kerja) KCH & KK

When : Okt 24-29, 2010
Who : 6 of us. 5 of them are from other dept. me and me alone from IT dept.

Eline said it, kerja jalan, jalan kerja. I must admit that no matter how hard/ late you work during outstation, you’ll feel different. Being at dissimilar places and far from routine responsibilities, enough to make you feel like you’re in little vacation. I used to love being away, anywhere but my cubicle but this time, I was counting days to be back home. I called Chenta like 3-4 times and talked to Iman 2 times (after school and before bed) a day without failed. I miss them terribly.

Well, since I was not with my usual suspects, I played cool by simply tag along in their plan. State Director belanja dinner at this rest somewhere in Petra Jaya area. It was Victoria something, decorated ala hutan simpan, and from paper cutting that neatly framed and hung on the wall, reported served delicious western food. In contra, we had ikan asam pedas, daging lada hitam, rendang ayam, midin goreng, butter prawn and salad. *Kompius* .

Layan Gondola and Teh Si

Layan beryani kambing! Beryani kambing di Kuching? *kompius lagi*

KK been raining miaw2 and kung2 every afternoon!. On the first day, we lepak sauna. Kekonon nak bakar more lemak, dgn berlagak tanpa menghiraukan amaran agar shower first, ahkak menonong masuk wet sauna. I nearly got heat stroke for staying in too long. Seriously, rasa nak pitam!
Dinner layan Maggie + kek ½ price at junior suite geng bapak org.

konon je duk hotel.. pakat makan maggie jek! tapi best giller.

On 2nd nite we braved the gerimis and lepak pasar Filipina. Shopping sikit2 and dinner time! Bapak org bargain harga ikan fresh to the max. Petua makan di pasar Filipina is, don’t ever take the pre cooked/on display item, you might end up in clinic begging for cb jab! Pilih the fresh seafood, confirm the price and let the chef grill them for you.

kecoh menawar.

menyerahkan garam kunyit!!

sabar menunggu + sesi menayang hasil tangkapan di pasar filipina heheh, perasan tak?

the aftermath

siapa kenal awek ini? punya la lama kerja dengan dia, masa kat KK tetiba she said 'eh Dd you dulu free hair, rambut curly2, duk blok D matrik kan' I was like.. eh, kita sama tempat ke? Hahaha, sama2 dok blok D ground floor!! Batch atas kita, married to one of the geng futsal batch senior, laki Zie sure kenal...

ps-Do you know that KK have 2 diff airports for mas and airasia? It said terminal 1 and 2 padahal terminal 2 itu jauh nun di Tg Aru while terminal 1 is the new airport! Apada.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Greener Green

love it.
love it.
not the look, but the ability to see things clearer.
next time we meet up i might see your skin pore heheh yeah not funny.

okay la.. ngaku, love the look.
korang suka?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jalan-jalan (tak mo gi kerja) Kuala Selangor

When : Julai 27, 2010
Where : Pantai Remis, Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Bukit Melawati, Rest Kuan Hwa and Kedai Hasil Laut Lai Hin.
Who : 20 outlaws

Mr Nitzus; The mastermind, the planner, the everything just did it again, with style!. I love this guy for simply knowing how to make us happy. Just to let you know, he’s the one who introduced board games to the office. For every new games arrived which he bought using his own money, he will passionately assembles everything accordingly, then with pleasure, explains the rules and let colleagues play. This guy is also a source for anything from .bdrip to .dvdrip, from tear jerking melodramatic movies to action pack to sci-fi, from tv series to funny adverts, mind blowing photos and super cool video clips. You name it, if the cyber world had it, he will get it for you, FOC. Philanthropic!

Anyway, the itineraries were:
Gather/Breakfast @ Jln Duta

Stop @ Pantai Remis

Kuala Selangor Nature Park exploration.
Fee is RM4/person.

Groupies before tracking. Notice the individuality in dressing?

There are four clearly marked trails varying from 30 minutes to 80 minutes, youngsters like us mestilah chose the longest. I didn’t know that the trail is actually a walkable path that even a bus can get through. No wonder they dress annoyingly casual. grrr..

Map is available at every entry point. Nitzus showing the trails.

To get to the mangroves, there’s a brackish lake. The bund is a manmade embankment to keep water levels (a mix of seawater and river water) in the lake suitable for birds to feed and multiplying. For us, it becomes the trail and this means easy access to the mangroves. There are 3 viewing towers and birdwatching is perhaps the most exciting activity here. Do climb the tower because even without binoculars or long lens camera you can easily spot the birds from there.

the trail and the lake

Ye, gayat...

Layan gayat di tower 1, tetapi tetap nak panjat the next one!

Walking in the mangroves is easy as wooden boardwalks have been constructed and it leads right to the mudflats into the Straits of Malacca. We were lucky as it was low tide; tiny little creatures are easily spotted. Colorful crabs were running frantically into tiny hole in the mud, mudskippers were as huge as a fish and mollusks were everywhere. I strongly believe the mangrove is home to countless other living things, but for the untrained ear and eye like us, their presences were not indefinite. Thanks to the hiruk pikuk bersembang, stopid jokes, and jeritan manja. Well, highly anticipated when none is a seasoned walker. Eh, En Nitzus selalu masuk hutan kan?

spot the crabs! dan aksi photographer terlampau.

Menikmati Selat Melaka beramai-ramai.

Working in KL and having to face the crazy traffic on daily basis vs being here, breathing the damp salty air leaves me with a feeling of deep appreciation of nature’s abundance. KNSP is definitely worth a visit.

Bukit Melawati photography session:
supposedly with the monkeys, can u spot one?

best pose of all! Tukang amek gambar yang rajin melayan.

Seafood Crazy Lunch @ Rest Kuan Hwa

Shopping bekalan anak laki/bini @ Kedai Hasil Laut Lai Hin.

Fuh, we had a blast!!. Can’t wait for the next rendezvous!
Jeles tak? best kan opismates saya!! and oh, piccas semua ihsan empunya kamera. Terima kasih

Sunday, October 10, 2010

(Tak Perlu) Jalan-jalan Hari Keluarga 2010

Nama : Iman Ghazi Anwar
Taska : Berhadapan ,Blok 11 Jalan Duta
Tempat kerja Mummy : Tkt XX, Blok 11 Jalan Duta
Family Day Opis Mummy : Perkarangan, Blok 11 Jalan Duta
Tarikh : July 24, 2010

Dear Golongan Atasan,

I know we don’t have allocation for this activity, in fact we have none for anything fun. I know everybody is super busy (accept me) that they don’t have time for little diversion. I know we love our office so much and proud of everything relates to it: our parking lots, our lifts, our hall, our in-house band etc. I know, who doesn’t love fried mee hoon and infamous chicken rice right? Well, I know I pay little, so little that my lunch can easily be fancier. Emm I guess you know me.

Let me be frank here. 1stly, I felt embarrassed just to spill the news to my hubby knowing he will express his amusement in a so-not-funny way. Then, I had a hard time explaining to my son why we went to school on Saturday, why there will be no splashing in the pool or beach after that. Why Abah is not joining us because of the obvious reason. And I didn’t even bother to tell family members that we had family day, it was just ‘work’ during weekend.

Yeah, may be its just me. After working more +-10 bloody years here, I think I deserve someplace nicer for what you call ‘Family Day’, even if it means that I have to pay. Seriously, I am willing to pay!. And I strongly believe others will agree with me. How else to say thank you in a simplest way to your staff? To let us know that we are appreciated if not needed. Well, knowing the crowd we had, I know it’s not easy to satisfy everyone, but it’s pretty harmless asking. And you don’t even have to do the dirty job.

Apparently, many divisions have their own ‘proper’ and much satisfied family day (explained clearly why they didn’t bother to join this one). What does it mean then? Nak joli joli katak tanpa certain bosses? And my own division after much suara sumbang, already agreed to arrange another family day somewhere next year… yieeha for that. But then, I think this is not healthy. It’s like when the parents can’t provide, children will go on separate way. Oh well, well, why am I worried for things beyond my weight.

Emm apapun, I joined anyway, to give support to the AJKs. I respect them for putting their face up albeit the mess, the awful words received and the ridiculous tight budget to work with: big claps to you guys. And I felt so lucky that during my terms, we managed to go to Langkawi and Melaka, just to compare.

Iman layan Padang.

Tolong jaga anak gebus dan main teng teng.

What with all the bebelan Dd. Office Family Day is just old fashioned! Log on to AA and after few clicks you’re confirmed to travel anywhere you wish. That easy and that affordable kan. Yeah, I admit I’m old. Old enough to love and cherish convoy beramai-ramai to some destination, to imagine my son had a great time playing with kids his age, rebut gula-gula, baling2 bola while me sitting aside simply gossiping or admiring sipolan punya handbag, bini orang itu lawa, anak dia comel, sopannya keluarga itu..bla..bla..bla… I’m old fashioned, enough said.

PS – I got Pensonic blander. Bersyukur.. bersyukur….amin…amin…..

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ramadhan 2010

di luar hujan membasahi jalan ampang. sunyi. jam hampir menjejaki pukul 12malam tetapi suasana sudah seperti 3 pagi. tidak terasa langsung sambutan malam merdeka. mungkin ramadhan kali ini lebih dekat di hati semua. alhamdulillah.

di katil itu, chenta sedikit gelisah. sesekali dia mendengus, mengubah posisi. melihat dia sahaja air mata bergenang. malam ini, untuk pertama kali sepanjang kami hidup bersama, dia tidak bercakap. tiada sedih dalam hati, tetapi kesannya mendalam. mungkin ini pengajaran yang mahu ditunjuk tuhan. menyayangi dan menghargai kerana kita tidak tahu ia hingga bila.
tuhan, jika boleh dikongsi derita itu, berilah sedikit kepadaku. tenangkanlah hatinya. aku hanya mampu memandang. memberi senyum dengan doa dapat meredakan.

seminggu dulu, ketika aku bersedih kehilangan, dia lebih lagi. ketika hati renyuk hampa, dia ada mententeramkan. tuhan, walau rezeki itu hanya sementara, ia kami rasa seperti sinar. bahagianya menyerap jauh dalam hati. kami jadi lebih dekat. sama-sama memandang belakang dan mengambil iktibar. sama-sama menerima ketentuanMu kerana percaya ada hikmah dan rahmat yang tersembunyi. moga ujian ini juga lebih mendekatkan kami.

ramadhan kali ini penuh pengajaran. dengan itu kami bersyukur. alhamdulillah... alhamdulillah...

12:30mlm , 31 ogos 2010
gleneagles imc, ampang

-minggu lalu kami kehilangan anak ke dua, berumur 6 minggu dalam kandungan. Innalillah...
-siang tadi nwar baru saja menjalani pembedahan membuang 4 batang gigi bungsu, sekarang berperang menahan sakit.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Jalan-jalan (shopping) Saigon City

When : 26-29 Jun 2010
Where : HCMC
Who : The Kakaks : Kak Izan, Kak Has, Kak Hanim and Moi

Well, well.. another Cik Kiah’s trip! read: escaping responsibilities from family and employer! You might be wondering why does Dd love to hang out with the kakak(s)? We used to be in the same unit way back when I was at Pusat Bdr Damansara. They are ‘cool’ as: they listen and share stories but don’t broadcast it to the whole dept, they don’t compete to each other: we pretty much a different person individually (some like gold some doesn’t, some live in hype area some live in quiet suburb , one have many kids, one don’t have kid, one still available etc..). The major magnets that clicks us: the love for food and shopping!! Well, honestly I’m the least in the later considering paling tak berduit!. And albeit the constant whining of gemuk and nak diet from me, kakak(s) never complain..hehehe

Saigon - I noticed they were so many articles about this particular city in paper lately. So, Vietnam, HCMC specifically is what you’ve been reading/seeing in the box or on paper. Few things surprised me that despite the massive motorists on the road the traffic are rather good and hardly an accident there. Meter cabs are everywhere with driver wearing smart uniform.

1. You can just email to book your rooms (google the hotel contact add) and if they didn’t reply, don’t panic! (We did). Its normal. And btw, there are A LOT of small budget hotel around (walking distant) Ben Thant market. Price from as low as USD20-40/night.

2. Take cab from the counter at the airport and bargain the fee. Ya, kat counter pon boleh bargain! Hehehe. Airport to Ben Thant area USD10. Somehow from hotel to airport, pay at the hotel reception cost us only USD7!.

3. Bring a lot of USD instead of Dong . Some small shops or even gerai pasar malam didn’t accept Dong! Why oh why?. Be fast in mental calculation between RM, Dong and USD as we found that many shops sell goods cheaper in USD. Oh RM also accepted in some shops ya. Even the price is offered in RM. If you decide to buy at certain price, stay to your word and blah je kalau dia tak kasik. Nanti dia panggil balik!. Kalau tak panggil tu meaning the price ask memang melampau, hehehe. Kalau tak malu, boleh patah semula and do the bargain thing again. Kalau malu pi carik kat kedai lain. As references, check the price kat kedai yg SA pakai uniform (Saigon Coop etc). Sini fixed price. Some cheap, some not.

4. If you stay at Ben Thant area like we did, particularly at Saigon Pink 2, you can enjoy shopping at the market to the max, dah berat, hantar balik bilik. Nak terber*k? Balik bilik. Dekat sesangat!. Pasar malam pun depan hotel saja. Free internet at the lobby (pc available), so u can update your fb status while waiting for your friends yg lambat bersiap. Hehehehe. Oh many famous boutiques juga walking distance sahaja. Kalau hebat dan kuat boleh jalan sampai city area where LV and Tod’s among many others are located. Cab costs only V15000 = RM3.

5. Muslim rests are easy to find. Many serve Malaysian menu. Please try the local favorites. Just describe the food (as you can see many from the street) and they know which is which. Be warned, Vietnamese love BASIL. In noodle soups, it’s like the substitute to sawi.

6. And the best part, unlike indon, tak de airport tax! Weeeehuuuu.