Bila malam semalam mama & ayah membawa Haziq pulang ke rumah setelah dia sampai di rumah nenek (sepatutnya pukul 4 petang & aku yang akan mengambilnya di rumah nenek),mama pun bercerita padaku.Aku terkesima.Aku berasa sangat takut,sedih & kagum dengan kekuasaan Allah s.w.t.
Begini kisahnya,kawan adikku memandu 108km/j di lebuhraya.Bagiku,ini tidak laju kerana aku pernah memandu sehingga gear 5(ketika memandu Toyota Unser la..jika Viva memang dah melayang) tetapi,sebenarnya ia agak laju & menyebabkan sebuah kereta Rexton yang melanggar kereta kawan adikku dari belah kiri--mungkin kereta itu hilang kawalan sedikit...itulah penting sentiasa alert...tiada istilah ‘termakan jalan’...nanti2 aku akan blog psl jenis2 pemandu yang tak berhemah--,menyebabkan kawan adikku yang memandu dengan laju,hilang kawalan & kereta itu bergeser dengan pembahagi jalan dalam beberapa meter,bergoyang & kawan adikku gagal mengawal stering selepas itu.Nasib adikku bijak & MENARIK stering ke belah kiri & dari kawannya, agar kereta Myvi kawan adikku tidak meloncat keluar dari pembahagi jalan & ke jalan yang bertentangan.Subahanallah.
Ialah,Rexton tu kan kebal...impak sewaktu ia melanggar Myvi mestilah hampir melambung .Sewaktu keadaan hampir maut itu,adik aku hanya teringat satu sahaja & satu gambar bermain di fikiran adikku,katanya.Sewaktu kemungkinan adikku hampir menemui ajal,kereta itu bergetar2 melanggar pembahagi jalan,adikku teringatkan muka MAMA & AYAH kami.Ketika mendengar itu,aku hampir menangis,tapi taknaklah menangis depan adikku nanti sebak pulak dia.
Untuk pengetahuan,pemandu kereta Rexton itu berada dalam keadaan kritikal sekarang.Adikku & kawan2nya(serta teman wanitanya yang turut berada dalam kereta) membuat laporan polis selepas itu.Mujur & syukur kepada Allah tiada satu calar pun di badan adikku.Mendengar cerita sebenar membuat aku sangat takut bahawa nyawa adikku boleh melayang tadi.Segalanya seperti menjadi kabur.Adikku hampir menemui ajal?Sukar untuk aku terima kenyataan itu.
Mama berkata mungkin kerana setiap kali mama solat,dia selalu berdoa anak2nya selamat dari segala bencana & malapetaka.
Tuhan menunaikan doa mama di bulan Ramadhan yang mulia.Sesungguhnya tuhan itu maha berkuasa kerana masih sayangkan adikku & kejadian ini aku harap membuka matanya bahawa, walaupun kadang2 kita lupa pada tuhan untuk sekian lama,tapi TUHAN SENTIASA INGAT PADA KITA.
Kawan2ku,hargailah masa2 bersama keluarga anda & jangan lupa pada tanggungjawab kita sebagai umat Muslim.Berusaha menjadi insan yang lebih baik.
Oh thanks to mama who's very patient with me despite my temper tantrum..huhuh..she bought me a necklace,a pair of black velvet ballet flats & a pretty Paris t-shirt..Thank you so much!!
My brother's friend car got badly hit in an accident & my brother was in it..They were on their way back from Johor to Shah Alam & the accident happened somewhere near Senawang...Thankfully he's okay(no injuries..syukur alhamdulillah) though heard the car is definitely not...In my next post,I'll blog about the various kinds of reckless drivers that I've encountered...hahaha.
Have you guys watch Anak-Anak Ramadhan on TV3 at 6.30pm on weekdays?I watched it today for the first time because my mum was talking about it..The little kids fasting are just so adorable..Hafiz Lau you're so cute!!!
I watched The Ghost of Girlfriends Past recently & although a review said that the movie, ‘wasn’t as deep as McConaughey’s dimple’,the movie actually reminded me of something that I’ve been meaning to blog about a long time ago.
Oh,the point that I’m making is that,I used to know a guy who was sort of like Connor Mead and he became that way because someone that he loved hurt him badly and thus,like Connor,he didn’t want it to happen ever again & in turn,although he doesn’t know it(I hope he does now),he denies himself the opportunity to let true love in because he has ‘The Fear’.
Yes,’The Fear’.The fear is mind numbing & it can overwhelm someone & back then I thought that this was just a bunch of BS.That if you love someone or if you truly like someone,there’s nothing stopping you from eventually committing to that person,or so I thought.
But watching it play out on screen..it actually rangs true. I’ve been on the receiving end of the fear and when I think about it,it’s understandable to the guy who had ‘the fear’ thought sadly, it doesn’t make the situation or the guy sounds any better of a person.
In the movie,Connor mentioned or was it one of the ghosts?,that he left Jenny after wooing her for weeks the moment that she managed to make him fall in love with her because he knows that she has a power over him & because he doesn’t EVER want to feel the pain of the fact that she can leave him, cheat on him or die and he’d be an emotional basket-case .Yes,I’m talking like a shrink now.
But it’s TRUE.I’ve seen it unfolds in front of me in real-life.I thought the movie was okay.I’d give it a solid B.Oh,here’s a trailer of a movie that I can’t wait to watch..it’s how Woodstock came about & funnily the director is Ang Lee!No joke.The movie is Taking Woodstock.
This is also a movie that I’d love to watch,St.Trinians cos’ it looks like a hell of a good time with a bunch of weirdly fun characters.
New York,I Love You looks to be awesome..akin to the in the making star studded Valentine Day.
And lastly,Whip It.Woohoo!!It’s the chick from Juno,Ellen Page & this movie is directed by Drew Barrymore..love her!
BTW, recently I bought this magazine called Nylon & I’ve to say I love it. The layout is just beautiful & I’ve to say this magazine will be another one that I’ll buy every month along with InStyle.I’m sorry to say but none of our country’s own fashion magazine can compare to any of them.They suck!I so need to change that..in a few years time..who knows?:)
I bought the September issue of InStyle(Jennifer Lopez is on the cover!Hawtness)yesterday after 'berbuka' with acad,moja,azri & fira.It was rm21.90 instead of the usual rm17.90..hmmm..Maybe because it's the 15th anniversary issue..They had this page in the magazine with all the front covers throughout the 15 years they've been published & I remembered some of the covers,dating back to when I was 15 years old because that was the age that I started buying InStyle..:)
Topik hari ini adalah inspirasi dari perbualan aku dengan Yaya tadi.Pinjam meminjam...Hurm..Aku takde masalah dengan kawan2 yang pinjam barang2 aku,kereta pun.Tapi,bila kita meminjam barang2 orang mestilah ada garis panduan yang tak tertulis yang harus dipatuhi.Kira macam,paham2 sendiri jer la kan?
Alkisah,lebih kurang seminggu atau 2 minggu lalu,aku pergi ke jualan gudang Metrojaya dengan mama & syapik/syafiqah & raffiqi/kampuchea(itu nama timangan adik2 aku kalau nak annoy mereka..hehehe).Dalam ramai2 manusia yang pergi pada tengah hari sabtu itu,tatkala aku menemani mama & adik2 membelek2 baju mereka,aku nampak ada satu jejaka memandang dari jauh.Taklah jauh mana,dekat jugakla beberapa meter.
Aku pun pandang lah.Eh,Taylor Lautner!ahaha.Benda ni aku dah khabarkan di Twitter & blog kawanku,Ninot(kerana dia team Taylor Lautner/Jacob).Jejaka itu muka sebijik macam Taylor Lautner.SEBIJIK!Tapi dia tak segagah or dalam BI ‘as buff as’ Taylor Lautner.Dia kurus sedikit.Tapi bila aku tengok muka dia,tak berkelip mata ini.Dahlah dia teman mak dia membeli belah.Comelnya.hehe.
Tiba2,sesuatu yang memalukan berlaku.Mama pergi ke bahagian pakaian dalam.Dia pun suruh la aku pilih bra.Aku pun pilih,tiba2(eh sekali lagi) kakak salesgirl ni,yang mungkin,mungkin la cemburu sebab Taylor Lautner masih tengok aku,pergi PAKAIKAN bra pada aku.Ya,pada aku yang berbaju t-shirt.ish2.Memang la malu!Aku hanya mampu gelak2 cover malu je la sebab jejaka persis Taylor Lautner tu masih tengok.Adoi..Drop water face.hahahaa.Tapi tak mengapa,aku pasti jejaka itu orang Shah Alam ataupun sekitar Lembah Klang.Mungkin satu hari kami akan bertemu di situasi yang lebih normal & tidak memalukan sebegitu.Ececeh..berangan jer!
Oh,terima kasih pada mama & ayah yang datang semalam & membawa pendriveku.Selamat!!phewww.Yang paling best,mereka membawa ini..">
Ya,inilah murtabak yang hanya dapat aku rasa setahun sekali.Sebab makcik itu hanya menjual murtabaknya bila bulan puasa menjelma.Murtabak Shah Alam memang tak sedap!Betul,aku tak tipu kerana aku dilahirkan di sini.Tak pernah lagi aku rasa murtabak yang boleh menandingi murtabak makcik ni.Murtabak ini yang mama & ayah beli,bukan dari Shah Alam tapi dari tempat yang keluarga aku tinggal sekarang.
Memang sedap sangat!Kenapalah makcik bukak gerai setahun sekali je???KENAPA??T_T..Macam mana nak gambarkan murtabak ini?Penuh dengan kepingan ayam,hirisan bawang & kentang dalam bentuk kuib yang besar.Sedap!!!!!
Oh,semalam pergi ke Bazaar Ramadhan 17...hurm..agak mengecewakan.Kan Ecah(Aisyah Hani)?Pilihan tak menarik. Lebih best di Stadium Shah Alam atau dekat kawasan rumah keluarga ku.
Jangan terkejut dengan tajuk entri ni ya.Aku tak tipu.Betul!Jam sekarang pukul 11 pg.Aku sampai di JPJ Padang Jawa tadi pukul 10.30 & perjalanan untuk ketempat yang aku sedang blog ini lebih kurang 10 minit,on laptop dalam 5 minit jadi..lu pikirlah sendiri.hahaha.Terkejut dengan kepantasan mereka di JPJ sebab sebelum ini aku ada mendengar al-kisah dari kawan2.Takut jugak jika lambat untuk ke kelas ganti pukul 12.30 ni(ala,kena tengok filem jer pun untuk kelas Literature for Children & Young Adult).
Ok,dengan direction yang diberi ayah & Yaya juga,aku pun menuju ke JPJ.Nasib tak susah nak jumpe.Sampai2 cari parking...alamak..banyak la pulak kereta..nasib ada pakcik yang jaga parking tunjukkan tempat kosong.Yes!Masuk2 bangunan dengan muka bingung,tiba2 ada pakcik india ni yang memakai t-shirt polo tapi ada tag di baju jadi mungkin dia pekerja JPJ,tengah berdiri di luar kaunter, menyapa aku."Nak tukar lesen ya adik?"...Eh,muka aku mesti sangat 'innocent' sebab pakcik tu tak assume pun aku datang nak bayar saman ke ape ke..(mampus la aku dah merojakkan bahasa)hehehe.
Pakcik yang baik tu pun suruh aku naik tangga,naik lif,ke tingkat 6.Sebenarnya aku dengar salah, mungkin sebab masih 'blur' &kerana tengah separuh sedar..masih ngantuk sebab lepas sahur tidur pukul 7.30...haihhh..Naik tangga,ada pulak pakcik beruniform JPJ & aku pun tanya dia, "Encik takde lif ker kat sini?"..sebab ye lah,takkan aku nak pergi ke tingkat 6 naik tangga kut?Dahlah ngantuk giler.Pakcik tuh pulak kate..."Takde,tingkat 1 jer".Ok,aku cakap terima kasih & naik tangga.Sebab aku ingat lif kat tingkat 1....-_-
Alkisah,aku sampai tingkat 1,tengok kiri kanan..Eh,mana lifnyer??MANA??Tiba2 aku tengok pintu belah kanan ada no.6 sebesar2 alam sebelah dia & atas pintu tuh dia tulis ape ntah pasal nak renew lesen...Aku macam...LERRRRRRRRR...Sah2 la aku memang weng sebab mana ada TINGKAT 6???PINTU 6 LAAAA..Adoissss....Jadi,patutla pakcik tuh pelik bila aku tanya kenapa takde lif?hahahahaahahahahahahaha..MEMALUKAN BETUL.-_-
Ambik nombor giliran dekat kakak di sebelah kanan pintu yang pakai mask(bagus,org kat KFC 18 tak pakai pun!hisshh).Kakak tu pun baik & ramah...Bagus la orang JPJ nih...mungkin aku ni ada persepsi orang kat JPJ garang2 sebab kenangan waktu ambik ujian memandu(ngeri!!!).Aku pun dapat no 156..tengok kat skrin amende tuh,sekarang nombor 152...tak sampai 1 minit,jadi 154,pastuh 155..pastuh aku.Woaaah..cepat giler!!!
Aku pergi kat kaunter 14...Belum sempat aku duduk dengan beg sandang aku,kakak kaunter tuh..GELAK KAT AKU.Mungkin sebab aku punya 'body language' macam agak cemerkap(clumsy la..tuh pun tak tahu ke??keh222)..tapi takpe sebab gelak kakak tuh comel & dia pun pakai mask.Aku duduk,bagi gambar & bayar..BEREIHHH(konon beres dalam gaya dialek apa ntah?).Fuyooo..Aku tengok jam,baru 10.34...4 minit jer????Giler pantas!Aku pun cakap dekat kakak yang baik no.2(no.1 yang kat kaunter tepi pintu tuh la...),'Selamat Berbuka' dengan ceria sebab dia baik..Memang senang la nak ceria dengan orang yang baik dengan kita..:).Terima kasih warga JPJ Padang Jawa!
Entah kenapa tapi aku terpanggil untuk memblog dalam bahasa ibunda kali ini.Seingat aku dalam 370+ entri blog,aku hanya pernah blog dalam bahasa melayu cuma 2 kali.Eh,tapi itu tak bermakna aku tak reti bertutur atau menulis dalam bahasa melayu.Aku bukannya mat salleh,rambut masih hitam,mulut makan durian & petai.
Mungkin sebab aku ni pelajar B.Ed TESL jadi semua tugasan di kampus dan pembelajaran dalam bahasa inggeris,aku pun blog dalam bahasa inggeris agar mutu penulisan aku dalam bahasa kedua ini lebih baik.Tapi sekali sekala nak juga(kenapa ada jugak & juga?)blog dalam bahasa melayu.Lagipun aku berbual dengan rakan2 serta ahli keluarga dalam bahasa melayu.Takkanlah semua benda dalam bahasa inggeris kan?Nanti berkarat pula bahasa melayu aku.
Tapi aku tengok,(bukan aku sahaja,rakan2 & serta pensyarah pun nampak) junior2 aku yang baru ni,macam bangga sangat lah bercakap dalam bahasa inggeris(Ada BEZA bercakap dengan bangga & bercakap normal=NADA PERCAKAPAN) sampai kena biar satu TESL square dengar.Contoh terbaik,sewaktu aku dan rakan2 sedang berbincang tentang tugasan Women Lit(subjek semester terakhir pelajar TESL yang mengambil minor dalam Literature),tiba2 adalah seorang junior perempuan ni,bercakap(tapi jika dalam nada yang sekuat itu,bukanlah bercakap,lebih kepada melaung kan?) dengan rakan yang depan muka dia(kira bukanlah jauh bermeter2 kawan dia tu) dengan kuat sekali dalam bahasa inggeris yang berslanga American.(aku takde masalah dengan slanga dia,tapi...baca lagi)
Aku dan kawan2 berpandang sesama sendiri.Tidak,kami tidak ada masalah dia bercakap bahasa inggeris,hello,kami SEMUA pelajar TESL & dah 5 tahun pun di fakulti(1 tahun pra-ijazah & 4 tahun Ijazah Sarjana Muda Pendidikan).MASALAHNYA kenapalah kau kena menunjuk2 kau boleh bertutur dalam bahasa inggeris..dikalangan pelajar2 yang rata2nya satu fakulti boleh kot bertutur dalam bahasa inggeris.Bukan kau seorang.
Tapi kami tak rasa perlu bercakap macam pakai speaker dalam bahasa itu sehinggakan,ini aku tak tipu,Madam Shireena yang lalu dikoridor,apabila terdengar & melihat perbuatan budak itu,menjulingkan matanya tanda macam..hish budak2 sekarang.Kalau Madam Shireena pun rasa cara budak itu menjengkelkan,apalagi kami yang berada di situ?Adik ,relaks boleh?(adiklah,sebab dia belasan,aku dah 22.Dia 19 tahun.Kawan2 TESL,mesti korang tahu part berapa kan?)
Hah,kalau kamu semua rasa aku ada masalah dengan junior,kamu salah.Aku langsung takde hal dengan mereka, malah,ramai yang ramah & murah dengan senyuman(itu aku suka,susah ke nak senyum kat orang?Tak kisah kalau tak kenal pun.Budak2 fakulti/INTEC yang tak kenal aku,murah je dengan senyuman,jadi balas je la balik..bukan kena bayar!)tapi adalah 1 atau 3 orang yang baru nak kenal dunia jadi mereka rasa perlu mengadvertisekan(aku tahu perkataan ni tak wujud & ini dinamakan ‘code mixing’ kepada siapa yang pernah belajar Sociolinguistic—best!) diri di khalayak ramai.haih.Eh,tak elok mengeluh di bulan Ramadhan.hehe.Selamat Berbuka!
Oh..ini makanan untuk minda...Teringat hari tu bila berbincang dengan kawan2 rapatku.Kita ni kawan susah dan senang...Kira hubungan dua hala lah.Jadi aku gembira dengan kawan2 aku sekarang.Letih dgn kawan yang selalu datang pada KITA pada kala susah,tapi kala dia senang tak pernah nak INGAT dekat kawan sendiri.Tak mengapa,selama ini aku selalu menidakkan kata2 orang disekeliling,sama ada yang rapat atau tidak.Tapi sekarang terbukti aku dah nampak semuanya.Terima kasihlah banyak2.Lepas ni jika susah carilah kawan2 dikala senang kau tu.Titik.
Oh, I freakin' left my pendrive back at my parents house...shitzzz...Hopefully tomorrow they'll come & bring it here as I've 3 assignments to complete this week & send...haih...I wish everyday is a holiday...
Look at the picture below---consumerism at its finest..hahaha.Because there’s 6 of us in the family & everyone has different taste in food..you get the drift..:)
The menu + name of people who consumed it..:P
Nasi briyani(mama & ayah)
Mee goreng(mama & syafiq)
Pak tong ko/crullers/chakoi(the brothers & ayah)
Murtabak(ayah & me)
Stir fried spinach( made by mama for me)
Assortment of dadih(me,syafiq&ayah)
Kerabu mangga(made by mama for ayah & her)
We tend to buy food rather than cook it because it’s the 1st day & everyone is here.Plus my brother went back to Johor yesterday & my mum prefer to buy than cook because she has this philosophy that if you can buy it why go over the fuss to make it..which I guess in a way, I’m a ‘rebel’ since I like to make food from scratch..hehehe.
Back to boring assignments..though judging from a friend post who's currently working..I should really appreciate college life before I jumped into the boring & routine of working life..yikes!So not looking forward to that.
After 2 years of driving & this semester I got a 'new' car...yep..Haven't drove the Viva at all this whole semester..this is my new ride since middle this year..I love it because I tower over everyone..keh222...
Below are pics of class U8B when they wash my car during their car wash thing to raise funds for their seminar..My class are a mixture of both(B&C) because or else it would clash with my other class.
Yesterday was a day with the girls..I was relieved to be able to tell them about something that's been bugging me & it was great when actually,they've realize it long before I did..wheewww..So I wasn't a crazy person for feeling that way..hahaha..
Anyhoo,gonna miss em'.Finally got to actually talked to Izlin!!omg..haven't talk to you in so long..huhuh...Cos' she's always back from school at night & I see the girls during the afternoon..Glad that you're doing great--have fun being back home in K'tan!!
Hanna & Napisah,have fun in Ipoh!!Selamat berpuasa with your family..Hanna njoy the car waxing kit..hehehe..Jgn habiskan!:P
Hani,see u next week...lolsss
Ooooh,the fasting month is here & I always anticipate having 'sahur' with my family or friends.ALL of my family members are here,even my brother who's studying in Johor.Even my cousin who' studying there went back to his family..Yeay!!Everyone's with their family..I've even planned what I want for sahur with mama just now...Yes,I'm home!!!Woohooo.Selamat Berpuasa to all Muslims!!
Actually,there's more to blog about but I forget what..So many assignments to complete this weekend..T_T..But SIMS 3 is taking over my time..hehe..Got stucked during my Nancy Drew game..more like 'stumped'...so malas to continue!ehehe..Selamat Berpuasa!!
I miss these girls!!Managed to hung out for a bit at their house,went for dinner,and then a bit of window shopping.Girls,we so need to plan a getaway!!weeeee
But today I read something that kinda snapped something inside of me,in a good way...which is this... “Lelaki yang baik adalah untuk perempuan yang baik”. *Disclaimer:this entry is solely about me.So no offense to anyone in particular!*
So true & probably why I’ve been thinking why I’m always attracting guys who are very nice towards me BUT they do things that are considered ‘haram’ in my religion. I’m sorry if I offend them here, but it’s true. There has been 3 guys whom I’ve dated who unfortunately does things that I’m not really a fan of which I can’t say here.
I know some people will argue that if he treats you right then why not you just can’t accept him? The problem is, I just want someone who knows his limits & that can make me a better person, not the other way around. I want a good guy.period.
Then I realized that maybe He wants me to realize that I haven’t been a good Muslim all this while,by showing the pattern of guys that I’ve attracted & I should be more diligent in improving that aspect in my life.Although I’m not a bad person,as I am a good daughter to my parents(eceh22) because I always go back every weekend to see them,I actually like spending time with them & I prefer staying at home(unless there’s somewhere or an event that I have to go) than going out.
I don’t drink or smoke,I’m still a virgin,never truly been in a serious relationship either,BUT being a good person doesn’t mean that I’m a good Muslim.Thus, the saying “Lelaki baik adalah untuk perempuan yang baik”(Good guys are for good girls) just keeps haunting me.I need to be a ‘perempuan baik’ and hopefully I’ll meet a ‘lelaki baik’.
But like Hanna said,it can be change & I hope that I will.:)
Another good Samaritan that I met this week, was when I was buying lunch for my family today. I was on my way back but there were lots of cars coming and going that I couldn’t go to the right side of the road .Now, the road that I’m talking about is the exit between Plaza Masalam & the green 24 hours polyclinic. If you want to go to the right side, it’s quite a pickle as you’ve to wait a long time. I must have looked like a damsel in distress in my black Unser when this huge lorry with cars on it...STOPPED in the MIDDLE of the road & made way for me!!!
Thank youuuuuuuu!!!I raised my hand & gave the super nice lorry driver a big winning smile..hehehe. His gesture might be small but he surely made my day. Thus, I vow to help others on the road or be nicer in general..:P
There’s only 1 presentation left for this semester & other assignments are merely write-ups, article reviews & projects. I’ve been filling my ‘lazy’ moments by what else, playing games! I was super excited when I saw the new Nancy Drew game which is Ransom of the 7 ships that I bought it on the spot & have been solving the mystery since yesterday.
And if you’re on my Facebook, you’d know that I’ve been hooked on Scrabble Worldwide in these past few weeks.
Although my stats( more losses than wins) are not that good because I forfeit a lot since stupidly I set the time limit of each game that I played as 2 mins, thus because I have other things to do & not being glued constantly to the laptop, my opponent usually gets tired of waiting for me to make a move & click on the ‘force forfeit’ button. sigh.
But NOW, I’ve changed my time limit to 1 day thus I can sleep, do assignments, eat & whatnot & still continue playing the next day. So far, I’ve beat many people (mostly guys..hahaha) & the word that I got the most score on was DUNES--for 63 points yo!!!What up( like Barney from HIMYM)!!!I even won when I fought(ceh,mcm wrestling pulak) my adjudicator teacher from like 2 years ago—Yunus(lolsssss) & my friend Syahmi & Faiq(who asked me to give up cos’ that time he was leading waaay more than me but I won in the end...lalaalala..:P)..Oh, there’s a chat box there so you can interact with others & I’ve played against people who live in NZ,OZ,UK & even India!
Oh,I know there must be readers who read my blog and go..isn’t she Malaysian..why is she blogging in English.Or people(Malays) out there who scoffs at other Malays(like me) blogging in English instead of our mother tongue..The reason why I brought this up is because a lecturer of mine sums it up nicely in our class this week—from the wise words of Mr. Suthaga,from what I remembered (I think I’m spelling his name wrong..huhu).. “Of course you can’t speak English all the time when you’re back in your kampong(village)..Nanti depa kata hang ni poyo la.But you’ve got no choice and be good in it! It’s your periuk nasi,your livelihood.It doesn’t make you less of a Malaysian if you speak in English.”
So to those naysayers out there,I don’t converse English with my Malay friends outside of my faculty..actually we speak ‘bahasa pasar’…haha.But,I do blog almost 90% in English because I know it improves & enhance my writing skills..I don’t want it to become rusty now do I? Plus, if everybody seems to think that you’ll get better in English just by what you learn in the classroom, that’s bull. It takes a lot more than that & by blogging in English, I hope to be a better writer & make less grammatical mistakes. After all, I am a TESL student aren’t I?:)
I watched the Princess Protection movie last night & I’ve got to admit,although Demi is not as skinny as her bestie Selena in the movie,she’s way prettier.But,I prefer Selena's fashion sense more than Demi..as I've blogged about her in the past..
A big congratulation to my favorite(and my parents too) Malaysian chef,Chef Wan for beating Jamie Oliver,Nigella Lawson & Anthony Bourdain at the World Gourmand Cookbook Media Awards 2009!Plus,he's going to appear on Oprah!!OMG...He's going to become more well-known after that!
Taken from NST online:
‘The popular chef, whose real name is Redzuawan Ismail, was crowned the Best Celebrity Television Chef in The World, beating 250 other celebrity chefs at the World Gourmand Cookbook Media Awards 2009 held in Paris last month.
He also bagged the Best in the World Cookbook award in the fundraising cookbooks category for his book Sajian Aidilfitri Bersama Chef Wan, which was published exclusively for Avon charities.’
(in the dress that she designed & that Blair wore during prom)
One of my favorite designer in the universe,Georgina Chapman(of Marchesa) is going to appear on an episode of Gossip Girl-waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhhhhhh....*superrrrrrrrrrr excited to watch it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*(I've blog about her many times before)
The power of Twitter:LC(Lauren Conrad),one of my fave reality tv celeb..who now has her own fashion line & just released a book( I want to buy it!)..on Who wants to be a millionaire-- she won 50k & she tweet about it..here's the video!
I won't tell much about the movie because I want you guys to watch it because although critics wasn't so nice about it,to me it was a necessary movie to be watched by all women.Suffice to say,throughout the movie I kept saying Malay swear words like Babi & sial inside because what the husband did was just shocking.At one point,I felt like taking an axe to his head!It shocked and appalled me to the deepest core because none of my family members have been physically abuse by their husbands.Like what Kiran said in the movie,suffering in silence is not the answer.Oh,the whole class couldn't stop laughing over the bad subtitles(ye la,kami kan pelajar TESL).Case in point:The word 'tumultuous' was translated into '2 month'...What the fish???
It's 8 pm and I only had my meal of the day a few minutes ago.This is due to the fact that I had my Current Issue in Edu presentation at 2pm and I was sort of nervous but the reason that I didn't get to eat until just now is because I was busy preparing and perfecting my slides this morning.And no,I didn't do it last minute but ACTUALLY I decided to change the WHOLE thing a few hours before because I found a much better topic to present.
My lecturer,Pn.Khadijah is amazing because she gave me the opportunity to present WHATEVER issue that I could found on current school situation which was super cool because I get to decide what I wanted to present about.I had a talked about the presentation(with my grp member) & what she wanted out of it a few days before I presented and it was refreshing because she was so encouraging that I made the presentation not on something that we've learned throughout studying.Because initially my group was suppose to present on the type of schools in our country & the system in it.
So I choose to talked about school safety but how racial discrimination and bullying correlates with it.Before I stared my presentation,I used a clip of this movie that I thought Malaysians should definitely watch.Memang pedas ayat-ayat dalam filem itu.But I thought it was necessary because it showed the perceptions about the many races in our country of the 'other'.The movie that I'm talking about is Gadoh by Namron & Brenda Danker that was made for KOMAS(the Malaysian Human Rights org).The movie is available on dvd & it was shown sometime last May but since last semester was the 'rasa macam nak mati' semester because of the workload,I didn't actually realize that it came out.huhu
I chose this part of the movie to present to my lecturer & colleagues because the confessions that they made are exactly what the perceptions of some of us have over each other.Also,the part where Khalil's dad was talking to the Datuk shows that racial discrimination(the UN doesn't use the word racism but racial discrimination instead which I thought is more politically correct) is embedded through our own parents and family members as harsh as it sounds.
I thought some of the confessions,especially the disgruntled Malay guy who kept lambasting the Chinese was effing funny.My advice,take the movie with a pinch of salt because this IS happening & the perceptions that are being said & portrayed in the movie is very true.
I always love living by the beach..the smell of the ocean air..Back when I was little, our family spent a lot of time in Langkawi because my mum’s former employee owned a beach resort there..everything was paid for so it was just super relaxing and an ultimate vacation spot for me.I love waking up by the beach.Sigh.I wish I could go back there one of these days though the resort has been sold a long time ago.:(
The bad thing about the movie is that there’s some cringe/eww moments because of the whole young Mike with Scar thing..although technically that’s his wife, it’s still sort of gross.Or when his own daughter came on to him..ewwwwwwwwww
Oh,I looked through some old pics that dated like 3 years ago with Izza last night because I finally,after 1 year of abandoning it,opened my Friendster account.ahakzz.I deleted my MySpace account years ago because of crazy perverts..ewww.But I couldn’t bring myself to delete my Friendster account because there’s many great pictures & memories there.
What I looked then(in my defense,being next to sum1 as hot as Dom,makes any1 looks fugly)
What I look now
Below:At Harith's old show--Thursday Nite Live & with Jit Murad at Full Of Jit!! Below:My seniors final semester grooming seminar which I took part it to 'model' for em'..lolss
Below:Perdana Discourse..amazing experience!
Below:Drama Class during part 3!
Oooh,to all gossip girl fans,the SEASON 3 teaser vids are out!!!!!!!!!!!!Watch it HERE!!!!!!OMGGGGGGGGG......Blair & Chuck--can't wait to see how they're doing together--finally!!!
I slept yesterday at 4 am!yes...haih..Blame it for sleeping for more than 12 hours the day before and because I was so engrossed in reading this biography written by Ekaterina Gordeeva about her late husband & their relationship title My Sergei:A Love Story.I bought the book months ago but since I buy books like 7 or 10 at a time,it'll take awhile for me to finish reading all of them.
I know that a new book by Sophie Kinsella,'Twenties Girl' has come out even days before it did here in our country but I was hoping more for her to continue the Shopaholic series actually cos' I so want to read about how she's going to raise her baby..It will make for a really funny read!
You know what,the more I watch How I Met Your Mother episodes over and over again from season1-4,I realize that the sitcom taught me a lot of things..I love all the theories that Barney spews on the show...Although he's disgusting.he's my favorite character because he's so damn funny & unapologetic for being a man-whore.It's my Friends replacement although I still watch Friends reruns since my aunt has each season of the show.
Today however,as I was sleeping peacefully,my cousin whom I haven't met in years(cos' she lives in Terengganu& now she's old enough to go to uni),called me.Of course I was all like can you call me back later..:P.It was 9.30am for god's sake & it's a Sunday morning kot!!!Who the heck bangun awl2????Anyhoo,my mum woke me up soon after cos' we're going out & of COURSE I was up in a jiff because of any reason to shop!hahaha.
I texted my cousin & we met her after flea market-ing at Amcorp Mall..I saw the purffect typewriter for Izza which got her uber excited..lolss.I bought(well my mum bought for me..kah22..) a pretty top/minidress that's uber cheerful & covered in sunflowers!!!!Yes sunflowers!!How much more cheerful can you get???I can't wait to wear em'..weeeee!Gonna go now!!!byessssss
Lasagna sheets(my tip:boil them until they're halfway not like cardboard anymore..as in not too hard and not mushy!)
Grated cheddar or mozzarella(for the last part)
Bolognaise Sauce(this recipe of mine makes a LOT of sauce!)
2 cans of tomato puree
1 can of tomatoes(take it out & mash them with a fork or a potato masher) OR around 5 fresh tomatoes that has been covered in boiling water,peel the skin & chopped into cubes
2 packets of Ramly mince chicken or beef or any brand
1 can of button mushroom--slice into half
1 stalk of celery--diced
1 big onion--diced
4 to 5 cloves of garlic--crushed & diced
A dash or 2 of dry oregano&basil(I use fresh cos' my mum plants them but dry is good too)
2 bay leaf
A dash of black pepper
Lots of sugar(to counter the acidity of the tomatoes)--around 5 tablespoon(don't worry it's a big pot of sauce!)
Heat the oil & fry HALF of the garlic.Add the mince chicken or beef & fry until cooked.hehe.Set aside in a bowl or plate or whatever.
Heat some oil in a big pot,add the remaining garlic & diced onion.Add the mushroom,celery,carrot & herbs.Stir it all together for a few minutes.Add the canned tomatoes.Stir,add the chicken.Stir well & then add the 2 cans of tomato puree.Turn down the stove(kecikkan api).Add sugar,salt & black pepper to taste.Taste it!!Add more sugar or salt if you like.Close the lid of the pot and let simmer for 15-20 mins.Ready to serve!!Oh,take out the BAY LEAF at the end(because it's bitter if you put it too long).
Bechamel Sauce(so sorry because I don't measure ingredients!!)
3 cups of milk--around 600 ml
1 stalk of spring onion(titik dgn lesung!)
Half of an onion,sliced
1 bay leaf
1/3 of Buttercup
1 & 1/2 cups of flour
Pinch of sugar & salt
Heat the milk in a saucepan until boiling.Turn off the heat.Add the spring onion,carrots & onions & bay leaf.Let the flavor infuse for 15 minutes.Then,sieve the milk & throw out the other ingredients that was infused in the milk(or you can save them to make soup).Set aside the milk.
Heat a pan with the butter until it melts.Add some sugar & salt.Add the flour.Make sure the heat is medium.Mix the flour & butter together until it forms into a paste.Add the milk & use a whisk & whisk the mixture until it becomes smooth & thick.It should be custard like,not watery.It it does,add more butter & flour to thicken.Set the bechamel sauce aside.
Use a big & deep square shaped pan that's line with a huge sheet of tin foil(to cover the lasagna later).Put a layer of the bolognaise sauce,2 sheets of lasagna side by side,more bolognaise sauce on top,then bechamel sauce and layer it as many times as you want.Top it all of with grated cheddar or mozzarella,wrap it nicely in the tin foil & baked for 20 mins or so..Enjoy!!
Time and time again I've always wished I had a little sister that I can play dress up with or make her my own real life Barbie(not blond & blue eyes,more like I want to dress her up in pretty clothes!) & share all of my dresses with her...Sometimes it's boring growing up with 3 brothers and being the only girl.That's why I just love little girls..:)..Nevermind,I'll have my own little girl in a few more years..lolsss
Have you guys watched the Alice in Wonderland trailer??It looked so cool!The movie will be out in March 2010.I can't wait for movies of books that I have to come out like Julie & Julia,Eat,Pray & love and the Lovely Bones(all of the books are with Moja because I lend it to Ethos..so any of you that wants to borrow em' better check with Ethos!).The Star newspaper gave Khabir Bhatia's Setem movie 5 out 5 star rating today..Can't wait to watch that movie!
My being at MTV World Stage is a bust!!sigh...Nevermind..There'll be better things to come..Hopefully!But if anyone needs a date to go there,I'm so available..lolsss...
I'm gonna catch some much needed sleep on my super comfy bed...To my friends,always carry your Dettol Sanitizer with you!!H1NI is not a joking matter!
Innara: (with a serious face) Super Innara.
Me: (aq salah dgr ker??) What’s your name again?
On a fun note,I did a lot of great things during the H1N1 break..Talking about H1N1,I’m getting pretty paranoid because of the fact that I read in the paper recently of the 6th death involving a young boy whom his parents said had no symptom whatsoever & only had a 1 day old fever & suddenly he died.Super scary man!Now I’m getting extra cautious & bring my sanitizer everywhere & will buy a mask pronto.
Went shopping at Sunway with my brothers & mum last Friday.Got a bottle of Vera Wang Princess thanks to my mum(though she took the satiny body lotion that came with it,which is okay since I’m using a different lotion).Mama bought a Dior perfume..can’t remember the name but it’s in a pastel pink bottle.Met an old friend of my parents,Auntie Zila there with her niece Nadirah.Got my fave cheese croquette & cheese+mushroom sausage at Jusco..got I love the combo of those 2 food.yummah!
Friday was also my parents 23rd wedding anniversary.My dad bought a cake straight after work & ask my mum not to buy it herself.huhuh.23 years of marriage & they were together since they were 18 I think...& they got me a year after they got married(I’m 22!).Hopefully,if all goes well,we’ll make a big one for their 25th wedding anniversary!!
On Saturday was my grandma’s tahlil & Izza & Wan showed up although it was a bit late,there was still yummy food for them.hehe.The other girls was back with their respective families but they came to my house on Sunday.Below are pictures of the preparation during the tahlil.And yes,the house has been red carpeted ever since I was a baby..hahaha.So we always walk on the red carpet everyday!lolsss
A lot of our relatives came & the food was catered & was delicious.Although the caterer serve dessert too,lots of the guests brought kuih like Kak Hani’s friend brought Koci Durian(sedap giler!),some of my mum’s cousin brought karipap,banana cake,more koci.
My cousin Firdaus became an exhibition after the tahlil because my aunts & my mum kept telling people about his accident.Even Izza & Wan came upstairs to see him.
He got hit by a lorry while driving his friend motorcycle,on the way to class at UiTM Segamat.Actually,according to Umi(my aunt & my siblings call her Umi since we were little cos’ our families are very close with each other)he looked much worse before this but still I was shocked when I saw him that morning.He had many,many scary looking stitches, wound & scars & his left foot was cemented.Glad that he’s doing okay though.He’s going to have to eat lots of Ikan Haruan & gamat to heal his wounds & scars.