06 July 2016

28 June 2016

Kuih Raya Charity Project

This is the 3rd year General Electric (GE) is conducting a kuih raya charity sale among the employee. And for the 3rd consecutive year, I was one of the volunteer. Since this year is not a bz year for us, me and Ija agreed to manage the kuih raya, from selecting the supplier up to distributing them off.

Being an artsy person that I am, I volunteered to design the posters - one for the sales of the cookies and the other one for the buka puasa event with the orphanage. 

So, this is the first poster


And this is the other one.......cantik kannnnnnn !


 After doing aggressive sales for a week (which includes forcing my fellow non-muslim office mates to buy the cookies ) we manage to sell jars of cookies with an overall sales of RM 9,032.00 .....yippie ! The net profit obtained was RM 1,496.00 which will be donated to the Rumah Nur Sakinah Orphanage.


Honestly, managing 300+ of orders ain't easy at all. Last minute of order change, people wanting to change cookies, additional order request, QC issues etc. Nevertheless, I am more than glad to be part of it. Apart from the experience, it makes me feel good that I have contributed something back.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Do good...and good will come to you. 




25 June 2016

Weekend Well Spent

Today is the most awaited day for the week and i m glad it is finally here. So what seems to be so exciting about today? Firstly, its the day I am gonna meet up with my darling princess at her school. And secondly, we will be enjoying out favourite dish for buka puasa later, which is the grilled lamb. Ooohhhh we so lurve lambs / mutton berry berry muchie. What we are gonna have later is actually called kibas but I'm not so sure what is it called in English. I've never had a kibas before but i am sure anything in the goat's family would please me well.

There is this thing called Interaction Day at Marsya's school today where parents could discuss about their child's education with their teacher based on the previous Mid Term Exam. Alhamdulillah, I had the least of a problem with Marsya when it comes to studying and schooling. The only thing that worries me sometimes is when she put too much pressure on herself.


Right after that we headed straight to Klana Resort Hotel where I've booked a room for tonite. Apparently, Marsya cant stay overnite n she has to be back to school before 9 pm. We are still grateful coz at least we've got to spend some quality time together, alhamdulillah.

So allow me to give a bit of a review on this hotel since this is the second time we are here. The rate that I got is RM 120 per nite (including sahur) through Booking.com, which is quite reasonable considering the facilities they are offering. Klana Resort Hotel is considered an old hotel - it's just old but not run down and dirty. The room has all the facilities that a 5 star could offer - aircond, shower, bath tub, television with Astro, iron, kettle, safe box and a hair dryer. Like i said, they have everything you ever need for.




Next I am gonna talk about their buka puasa. We came down after performing out maghrib. So, by then almost half of the food has been consumed. Luckily our grilled kibas was still there patiently waiting for us. I found that kibas meat is more tender than lamb, also a bit more juicier. As for their other foods, its just so-so lahhh....like those normal hotel food.



So, after we are done with our buka puasa, I sent Marsya back to her school which is just 10 minutes away. Then back to the hotel n dozed off.....sayonara !






24 June 2016

Warehouse Clearance Sale


I was browsing my FB timeline this morning when my eyes were suddenly locked at an ads which will excite any normal women on planet earth. Guess what? Bonita, Elianto, Tiamo, to name a few, are having their warehouse sale in Taman Shamelin, which happens to be only 3 km away from my place. How convenient !!! 

I looked at the clock and it showed 10.15 am. The sale starts at 10 am, which means I dont really have much time to spare. The thing with warehouse sale, if you go 3 hours after it starts, you might as well just abort the plan. Women are vultures when it comes to warehouse sale.....remember the Vincci sales late last year? Disastrous, I tell youuuuu !!!!

So, I managed to get there before 11.00 am which is not so bad. The place are already 3/4 occupied by hungry women looking for their prey, included yours truly. They have women's stuffs like make-ups, toiletries, food, shoes, clothes and handbags which are quite cheap, I would say.
I didnt shop that much tho - just 3 pairs of shoes @ RM 20 per pair. Not bad kan? Being a shoe lover, I simply cant resist them especially when they are selling at that price. Nice shoes, good price....I'd be stupid if I didnt buy them.

The sale is on till 3rd July 2016. Go check it out girls !


Time: 10am - 7pm
Venue: 28 Jalan 6/91 ,Taman Shamelin Perkasa ,Batu 3 ½, Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Click here for location map http://www.aivoria.com/website/support.php

Have fun shopping !!!



23 June 2016

Facelift

No.....dont go !!! This is indeed the correct blog. It's just.....different. A bit slicker. A bit refined. Dont you just love this new look? I hate to admit but the old RSOTM looks a bit too girly and childish, dont you think so? Those flowers, blinkies, cartoons and animations are just a bit too much. We need to look professional in order to be treated like one and this new template definitely portrays that. Yesss !
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Ok, stop ! Cut the crap !

The fact is that I love my old template so very much I feel like crying already. The flowers, the blinkies, the animations....those are the lifelines to my blog. They made the blog looked so cheerful and fun. Who cares about looking professional....they are just so boring. I love to see those colourful widgets that decorate my blog.....the animated marquee which welcomes my readers....those daisy buttons....uwaaaa i miss them already.


Here's what happen. Last night when I logged in to my blog, they looked so messed up which was entirely my mistake for deserting it. Images  went missing, widgets malfunctioning, labels gone haywire and a few more glitches here and there. So, today I thought of tidying things up in here, so that it wont looked that pathetic anymore, but little that I know this noble intention would end up in disaster.

Apparently, after a few years I have forgotten a lot of things about maintaining a blog. Things like HTML scripts, CSS and widgets were all so familiar, yet so alien to me. Nevertheless, I started deleting all unnecessary widgets without realizing that I have accidentally deleted the blog background.....yes that beautiful stripes background.  

If I had stopped and think for just 30 seconds, then I would still be looking at my chirpy, beautiful template. I've spent the whole day trying to resuscitate my old template but to no avail. What's done can no longer be undone, the milk has spilled and no points crying over it. Only thing I can do now is to just being positive about it.  At least I didnt lose the whole blog kan......

Same blog, same content......new look and of course, new hope.



My Come-Back Post

I was already on bed, tucked under my worn-out blankie getting ready to travel to the other world when all of a sudden i decided to open up my FB. I was sleepy n it was already past midnite and yet i have to flip open the Ipad cover....what else do you call this if its not jodoh rite ? LOL

You know Facebook will everyday send us notifications on memories we had on that particular day - stuffs we posted on our walls, be it the food we had, places we've been to or a mere pathetic attention-seeking status. In my case, it was my blog post sharing in 2010 which appeared in one of my memories today....




I know i have been neglecting my beloved ( i feel a pang of shame saying this, honestly) blog for a long, long time. While reading that particular post (which appeared to be quite a good one...ehemm ) all those love and passionate feelings suddenly swelled in me which makes me miss blogging so much.

I was once an avid blogger n i really loved blogging so very much. At that point of time it never occurred to me that i would someday stop from blogging considering how passionate i was. Kita hanya merancang kan.....I cant remember what actually happened but I would like to find an easy way out by putting the entire blame on FB....aci tak ? And speaking of this i salute my bff, Ain who still updates her blog ( http://classychattychic.blogspot.my/ ) regularly...hats off to you dear ! 

So, being an OCD ( i think i am gonna write about this someday ), i just cant wait not a minute longer. I really have to write something tonite. It may not be something important but i need to do it in order to fulfill that intense desire this very moment. 

I remembered downloading the blogger apps few years back as an attempt to blog again (which i failed miserably) but unfortunately that apps has no longer exist ....sigh. Since i am very much fired up with this blogging thingy at the mo, i end up buying the BlogPress apps for USD $2.99 (i hope its worth it). See how bersemangat i was ? I just hope the flame wont die as fast as i decided to buy the apps .....ameen...ameen. 

I think this is good enuff to be my come-back post after my long, long rest....ok lah kan for a start? Who would have guessed Red Scoot On The Move being updated tonite at 1.30 am? Neither do i.....hahahaha.

Itulah...kalau dah jodoh tak ke mana ye tak ?


p/s  Those grammatical errors....well, blame it on my English teacher who has migrated to Kiwi Land ( i hope she's reading this, else i need to tag her in FB ).






- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

03 March 2014

FMFA 2014 X Dr. Martens Boot-Away Competition

 

Dr. Martens Airwair Malaysia is having the 'Boot-Away' Instagram competition where contestants shall upload their creative photos on Instagram, adding caption that answers:  WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR IN FMFA 2014 ? Easy kan? And the best part is they are giving away 26 pairs of Dr. Martens !!!


When I discovered about this competition, it was just a day before the closing date, phew…. and I havewas so determined to win a pair of Dr. Marts. The next thing I should be doing is getting my picture taken and it has to be with Red Riant in it. Dr. Martens alone is cool but with a Vespa, it’s gonna be even cooler !


So that very evening after work, I’ve engaged my personal photographer, Marsya to help me captured the best pic of me with my Dr. Martens and Vespa…..fefeeling model gitu, chewahhh ! Though it’s not an easy job to get the best shot (considering the amateur photographer, although the model is somewhat professional  LOLS ), but we manage it through somehow.


So going through all the pics taken I have shortlisted 2 and using all the available apps in my Ipad, I started editing those pics to perfections. I was unsure as to which pics I should be using for the competition, so I decided to get some opinions from my colleague friends. 


I was about to upload the selected pic when I noticed the closing time which is 12 pm. I froze for a few seconds and my face turns pale. It was already 1.00 pm at that time, for God’s sake. I dunno what happen but I was positively sure that the closing time is 12 midnight. I mean, my eyes did see the time as 12 pm but when it gets to my brain, it got translated as 12 midnite…….uwaaaaaaa !!!!


There’s nobody else but me that gotta be blamed here. If only I’d be more observant or maybe, focused then I won’t be this disappointed and upset. I then checked out other photos uploaded for the competition hoping that those pics are far more better – at least it would makes me feel better, right.

Well looks like things get even worse – the pics uploaded are more or less are at the same par with mine with some even worse. I felt terrible then…there is a chance of me winning a pair of Dr. Marts if and only if……uwaaaaaaa.


Seeing me so stressed up like that, my friends then were asking me to go ahead and upload my pic even though it’s already due. Just upload and who  knows, they might like the pic and decided to extend the closing time. Miracles do happen sometimes……


So, that was exactly what I did – and this was the said pic.  :

 I STAND FOR THE AWESOMENESS OF VESPA

P/S Just for the record, I didnt win thic competition...macam frust la jugak sebab perasan gambor ni macam happening sangat kan...anyway, I strongly believe that I didnt win coz I uploaded my pic after the competition has already closed. I might have won if it's otherwise #memangakuperasan






27 February 2014

My Belated Birthday Cake

Pralinosa – a name as beautiful as it is. Pralinosa in the culinary dictionary means “hazelnut paste” and in my very own dictionary, Pralinosa is my forever and ever no. 1 favourite cake. The only cheese cake where you can’t possibly detect the taste of cheese at all. And it is for the same reason; that a non-cheese eater like me loves it so much.


Frankly, I haven’t eaten this cake for so long that I really couldn’t recall the last time I had it…so long that I can’t even remember the taste. All I can say is that it was so heavenly good and simply out of the world. I know I sounded a bit exaggerated but that’s the truth about this Pralinosa. Sinfully delicious!


Remember earlier I wrote about my friend cum colleague who accidentally forgotten my birthday? Hehehe…..apparently guilt comes with a price and the best part of being guilty is that you will do your very best to kill that shitty feelings in you – like buying the victim her favourite cake, for that matter !
 


Ija came to work this morning with a box in her hand. She then came straight to my desk and handed me the box with a sorry face. A belated birthday cake for me …….yippie !! A blessing in disguise, that is. I just can’t wait for the day to end and savour a bite on this cake since I am fasting today. And one thing I am very sure of is that I won’t be disappointed.


To Ija, thank you so much for taking all the hassles to buy this Pralinosa for me. I hope you will forget my birthday again next year and get me this cake again ! Love you !




A Quiet Birthday



It was my 44th birthday yesterday…… a quiet one indeed.


The first to wish me was my darling Marsya, of course, while we were lying on bed waiting to fall asleep on that 25th night. A birthday wish from a daughter, with a peck on the cheek is all a mummy could have asked for. Thank you so much dear !

 LOL......this is so me !!!


Then just after midnight, a birthday wish from my best friend, Chor whom I’ve known since we were 8. A birthday wish via WhatsApp along with a string of ballons, hailer, cakes, flowers emoticons etc, as if we were having a party in there hahaha. Thank you Chor for all the well wishes & may our dreams for “lelaki kaya dan beriman” will soon came true LOL.


Not so long after Chor’s, came along my next birthday wish from my one & only sis, Aida. Didn’t expect to get it from her that early and it was quite a surprise knowing that she’s still up at that hour. Kesian Aida…..it was her son, Shafiy who doesn’t seem ready to call the day off any earlier. Missed that adorable lil’ nephew of mine…muaaaahhhh.


Then, the next morning while busy juggling my burnt caramelized chicken wings and; cooking Paprik for lunch (I know I am awesome *wink wink* ), my mum called to wish me – thank you mak, love you ! Well, just for the record, I managed to save those chickens wings from suffering a 3rd degree burnt, and therefore are still edible….phewww.


So, that’s the first 7 hours of my 44th years on earth…….


As I settled down at my desk in the office, my other BFF, Jamie called. I was so happy to hear her voice that I don’t really care if she called only to ask me about the weather  instead of wishing me on my birthday….but she didn’t. Jamie had been very, very busy for the past two months or so, and to even get her on the phone is impossible, let alone meeting up.  So I was the happiest person that very morning knowing the fact that she remembered and took the effort in the midst of her hectic life, to call and wish me. Terharu akak…


Later that day, were the wishes from my special group of friends and my brother  - both via the WhatsApp group, Jornam and Family respectively. Only one wish on my Facebook page ( just the way I wanna it to be ) from my eldest brother and I am glad he wrote it much, much later in the evening.


Last but not least, at 10:00 pm last night my old friend cum colleague sent me her wishes. Actually, I was waiting for it the whole day we were in the office but I guessed it must have slipped her mind. Anyway, it’s the thought that counts right?


A friend asked how would I celebrate my birthday this year? Where is the cake? The truth is a birthday is just another day for me. The last time I celebrated my birthday was during my 40th birthday coz it was a special phase in life and because I have amazing frens who threw a luxurious dinner for me.


And for the rest of the birthdays, it was just me and Marsya spending the day like any other days, counting my blessings and feeling grateful that Allah has spared my life this long…..while at the same time hoping for more good things and years to come. Ameen.





20 February 2014

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind




How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d
        ― Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard



A quote from the movie, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind I watched recently. An extraordinary 2004 movie which took 10 years for me to watch it.....but indeed, worth the wait. A movie where romance and sci-fi were combines so flawlessly. Easily among my favorite movies whenever I try to recall any.

If given a chance, would you erase all memories on someone you wished you've never met, so that all those pains can be wiped away? I remembered telling my daughter once that I wish I could erase all memories about a person I once loved so much coz it hurts like crazy every time the thought of him came lingering into my mind.

But all that changed after I watched this movie. ESOTSM is a story of a couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but is is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

This is one movie which had that inspiring effect on me. The rarest of all films and a great work of art, that is. One thing I learned from this movie is that erasing any incident, nice or bad from our memories wouldn't do us any good at all. It is from those experienced that we learned to become a stronger person we are today.

Well, would it be an eternal sunshine when the mind is spotless? Are we truly happy if all bad experiences been removed from our mind? Is ignorance a total bliss? Those are the questions that would be running through our minds after watching this movie.

I hesitate to call it a romantic movie as it is more on relationship with a touch of some sci-fi elements. Absolutely brilliant screenplay & unique in its own way. To those who haven't got the chance to watch it, please do so....you won't regret it !