Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank you Ayesha

When : 26 Sept 2011
Where: One World Hotel, KL
Agenda: Iman’s classmate 5th Bollywood Extravaganza Bithday Party 

One late afternoon, Iman gave me a CD of SRK and Priyanka (from what movie I have no idea) saying ‘Ayesha give me this CD, I want to watch’. Well I was not surprised as kids from SReader love to share things. Other than food (sweets, chocolate you name it) and stationeries, he also received stickers, cards, toys and even getah rambut (errkk). During my time, I did the same, but in those days I could only afford to share getah tempe, crafted perfumed soap (hasil kerastangan kelas lukisan) and handmade cards but only to girls la *senyum…*. Anyway, I just shoo him away: no-movie-during-weekday rule he himself known about.

The CD been neglected for few days till suddenly I felt the urge to watch it. It is actually an invitation to a birthday party that needs RSVP. The short video shows the birthday girl in beautiful sari walking gracefully on the red carpet waving to the hysterical fans like a real Bollywood star. Upon seeing the whole movie, the venue, the theme, oh no.. ni kalau Gebus tak join, later the kids sembang kat school sure dia sedih. I rsvped and instantly got reply from the mom saying ‘looking forward to see him’. Now mak fenin, what will my son wear and most importantly what should I get for the present? Chenta pesan ‘buy something nice..’
K.Ija was kind enough to lend Irfan’s concert costume, hehehe yes im being cheapo here. On the day itself I ran through few shops @1U looking for something nice and settled for 2 super girly bonita headbands on sale (buy 1 free 1). We reached quite early (on purpose as I don’t want to be seen) I thought I just drop Iman there and will pick him up at 6 (as stated in the cd). The daddy greeted me and insist me to STAY!. He said all parents will be joining the party!. Nooooo, I was wearing jeans and blouse and old scarf, so not bollywood!. Aduss… then one lady greeted me, politely asking me to put the present on the table di sana. I turned and rasa nak fitam…

backdrop from a famous movie scene, glimmering fabrics and beautiful center piece.
Early bird
Gebus fav xtvt. di belakang itu ketibaan keluarga Melind@ Oii. terus rasa nak lari....
 Upon seeing this adik yg smpoi pakai t and jeans i appoached her,
Ahkak: Dik, you ni family member ke team event management?
Adik : saya staff event management Kak. Ala Kak… akak masuk dalam, ambil gelang banyak2, pakai sampai siku… ok la tu…
Ahkak: *senyum kelat, cisssss…obvious sgt la daku ni dressing tak ikut theme*
Gebus with his teachers from SR Sri Hartamas
Pic by pro photographers, printed on the spot and kids got to decorate it! 
Beads counter : Gebus made me a bracelet.
The said gelang… 
sempat juga sua tangan buat hena. I took turn with Jonathan's mom.
Birthday girl di apit Jonathan and Gebus
 The food, they served Indian cuisine consisting of beryani, naan, malai kofta, samosas, tandoori to name few and dessert was superb.  

professional dance groups: anak sapa baring depan stage tu?
game shows. Gebus won 'statue dance' and we won 'standing together' hehe mak tak mo kalah…

 magic show. Ternganga-nganga kekanak.
he requests blue angry bird.
Gebus trying his luck hitting the pinata.
 Gebus had to tukar baju, seluar koyak sampai peha!. Tu la, bangraa tak berhenti!. 
Mazmin (Ayesha's mom) made an effort to talk to everybody in the party. Oh saya segan sangat... but we end up borak about school, how we never meet up before at school, or during concert/sports day and all. And it felt good to actually can say thank you and sorry for not dressing up for the party to the host myself.
cake cutting.
Finale: Bangra lambak beramai-ramai. again, anak sapa duk depan skali tu!
Thank you Ayesha and Mazmin for having us. The party was beyond superb! Hope the friendship remains. *Dlm hati imagine how Ayesha's wedding gonna be like.. emmmm*

psst..... this entry is specially dedicated to our first media appearance:) lariiiikkkkk.....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jalan-jalan (malas kerja) Bukit Cherakah

When : 20 Julai 2011, hari rabu, 1½ minggu sebelum puasa
Who: the usual suspects with few new additions
Where: see the map below.

the route
 Pardon? cycling at Cherakah? Bring it on! *mode berlagak kekonon gue completed tour Langkawi and Perak yo!).
The itinerary (blankly copied from Nitzus’s email) jeles tak ada colleague mcm ni?: 
 09:00     Berlepas dari opis
09:45     Arrive parking area Bukit Cerakah (RM1 for each car)
09:50     Bayar RM3 utk entrance (maybe RM2 for swimming pool)
10:00     Bayar RM5 utk mountain bike rental for 1st hour (additional RM1 for each extra hour)
10:15     Berbasikal guna north route, along the way, boleh visit
12:00     Arrive Sg. Baru dam
·         picnic (brunch)
·         rest
·         backtracking route
01:00     Arrive swimming pool
·         mandi
·         kayuh (atau tolak) basikal balik guna west route
·         overall maybe 8 km kayuh basikal (flat, uphill, downhill route)
02:30     Proper lunch somewhere kat Shah Alam
04:30     Sampai opis
Muka happy kat parking lot.
bersama beskal pilihan hati.
 I thought it would be an easy cycling, but boy… ahkak dah tua dek non…pancit!. hinsh..hinsh… Dulu, bukit 45% tertonggek-tonggek kayuh konon tak mo tolak, tak gitu Cikgu Elina?. At the age of 36 I figured that pushing your bike is faster and less tiring than wasting those energies cycling up the hill on lower upper gear. But then again, the pushing only last about 10m or so. Blame the bag, yeah must be the bag. So I passed the battle to somebody else:).
berapa % bukit ni? can u see ada org tolak dua gerek? perrghhh...  

Ok, minus those uphill combats, the rest of the deals were awesome! Thrilling super fast ride downhill, steep cornering, cycling in the rain, hands off the handle bar… ahhh…felt like a kid teen again! Agak-agak geng NBC buat reunion kat sini ok tak?

 Major love was visiting Sg Baru Dam. It was originally functioned as a reservoir for Shah Alam residents. I didn’t see any kayak or Jet Ski so maybe waters sport are no no here. They had many fish cages merely meant for promoting recreational fishing activities or r&d la kot. We stayed here long enough pleasuring our lung breathing deep the damp cool revitalizing air and let our eyes feast the tranquil green of the forest. Ahhh…..nyaman sekalik!

hilang penat....
my fav from Zus
signbord ala-ala kangaroo in ausie hahahah
sorang je tak de dlm gambo ni....
   Splashing in the pool was equally fun although some prefer to just skodeng watch.

ni baru sampai...melayan fenat dlm gerimis. sila bayangkan semua didalam kolam:)
  The day ended at Hassan’s ayam kampong near stadium. Layankan aja… lapar. No doubt it was a very exhausted and tiring outing, but yeah…we want more!

Zus dan daging kerasnya..
*As usual, nice picas are from Zus! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Life is strange sometimes. It loves to play tricks on us. Or is it just me? I don’t know what’s gotten into me past few months, but to say I lost my mojo to blog is an understatement!. Blogging is always a mind therapy to me; it somehow calms and opens my wits. To successfully put whatever ideas/thought I had into proper words is indescribable! It’s like drinking allberry bang smoothies from boost! Ok the point is.. I lost them all, the needs, the feeling, the excitements, in HERE.
Anyone miss me? *soalan the very…*
The truth is, I found a new medium that allows me to be 100% me.  Been talking to this note book since the date written. 
 No worries friends… I will be back… pls come back *intonasi  macam Rose in titanic, tetiba*.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dam Dam Dum 2011

Lihat, raya datang lagi. Sangat hampir. Meninggalkan Ramadhan yang tahun ini dirasa begitu singkat. Dalam sibuk dan buat-buat sibuk lagi, tahu-tahu semalam kami saling bersalaman dan bermaafan di office.

Tahun ini, tahun pertama Gebus menulis sendiri kad rayanya. Untuk sahabat yang telah berpindah ke Trg. Selalu nama dua beradik itu disebut. Saya hanya buat collage dari gambar-gambar mereka, print dan kemudian laminate. Saya kirimkan bersama frame gambar. Gebus tidak sudah-sudah menyebut perkataan yang ditulisnya itu. Rindu betul dia.

Juga, pertama kali mendapat kad raya dari sahabatnya di SR. Saya tidak diberitahu,  Gebus  berbisik-bisik dengan Abah, ada secret katanya. Ahh, kad raya Tom&Jerry. Senyum-senyum malu pula bila saya minta untuk melihat. Saya sangka anak-anak sekarang sudah tidak kenal kad raya. Saya silap.

Mungkin satu hari nanti, jika Gebus membaca cerita ini, dia akan tersenyum. Saya harap dia akan tersenyum. Apa kenangan kamu Ramadhan ini? 

Weird pose from last year collection:) Tahun ini harus pose cantik sikit:)
Selamat Hari Raya semua, maaf zahir dan batin. Semoga gembira dan berbahagia bersama keluarga di lebaran nanti. Jemput datang rumah ya.

Lots of happiness,
Nwar, Dd and Iman