Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hanger


Please meet another one of the many species in my Mom's mini jungle. The name is "Hanger"......coz this little fella likes to "hang around" the fence.....ahahahahha. :D

Kinda funny when I was taking the picture of this little fella......it just froze in one position, just hoping that I wouldn't notice it.....when in fact I did notice it and was apparently taking it's picture! LOL! :D This type of lizard is harmless. Never bothered anyone or anything. 

They just love hanging around ;)



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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Short addiction


The crazy hot weather here in Alor Setar has turned me into an addict. But only for a short while hehe.....yup......I was addicted to this "flower drink" or Chrysanthemum tea.......this thirst quenching and refreshing drink is so suitable to be taken during the hot weather. It's a natural coolant.

Even though it's tea....but it's a caffeine free tea....so no worries about taking lots of it.....except for the sugar in it. That's was what got me worried and I knew I had to stop. It's actually best taken without sugar. Lots of health benefits. But the minute you add sugar in it, it's no longer good but it sure does taste great! ;)

I had been taking this drink almost every other day for the past one week but luckily I managed to put it to a stop. This addiction had to end. >.<


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I won't give up

Has it been a week already since I last wrote here? Wow...how time flies. I didn't feel a thing. Gotta a shock when I looked at the date.

Looking at how things are going, I don't think I'll be able to write all the posts that I missed this month. I'll just pray that I will be able to get them done before the year ends. Because by hook or by crook, I need to write 366 posts this year.

I just realised last night that it's no longer worth the time for me to think too much about "the class" anymore. I give up, it's no use. No matter what I say.....they'll just keep on doing what they think is right. I guess they know best at what they are doing.....who am I to question them......I don't know much about it. So I'll just keep on studying and make sure that I don't miss the class. So far I haven't missed one yet. No matter how boring, no matter how annoying, no matter how disturbing it can be.......one thing I won't give up.....I won't give up on the sacred book. I'll never give up on that. That is the promise I made to myself.

I feel numb again. I don't think it has anything to do with age. It has lots to do with the experience. The pain has somehow made me strong. Now I don't feel a thing..........





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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Prioritize

Been so busy with work lately....that I don't have much time to write here. Neglecting my 366 days project again. Work comes first......personal blog comes....errr second or 10th? ahahahaha.....

Was so busy like crazy yesterday.....with classes to attend etc.....I almost fell asleep in class, almost......yeah almost.....luckily I didn't ahahaha. My teacher was trying his level best to keep the class entertaining and cheerful but it didn't work. Not for me. I wish he would change his teaching methods......try to make it more exciting......and make us more interested to stay on and be alert in class. Just a few more weeks left before Ramadhan.....hopefully we can finish up all the lessons before Ramadhan comes. 

I guess I won't have time to blog here for a few more days. Seriously. :( What to do......sometimes, it's inevitable. Gotta prioritize. Will somehow try to make up to it by month end if possible. I have to make sure I get all the post completed each month. >.<


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Friday, June 15, 2012

Cycling again

After so many months of not cycling, I'm just dying to go out cycling around the park again. I stopped cycling months ago because I had an accident while cycling and sprained my left arm pretty bad. Both my feet hurt as well  (but not because of the accident, there's another reason for that) and that has been one of the major reasons why I haven't been cycling. I miss it so much!! Now that my arm and feet don't hurt as much as before, I must cycle again. Work issues must not be in the way as well. 

This morning I decided that it's time for me to just do it! So I cleaned my rusty bicycle and pumped in the air in both wheels and tested it this morning around my compound to see if it's still working, since it's been abandoned for so long. Yup! It's working! Feels great to cycle again even though it was just for a few minutes this morning. For those who don't like to cycle......do consider it, do give it a try at least once in your life.....you have no idea how great the feeling is when you get to cycle....believe you me....it's a wonderful feeling! ;).



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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zombie day

Not a good day I guess. Felt terrible in the morning. Don't know why but was extremely extremely tired when I woke up this morning. Felt like there was a ton of bricks on my shoulders. I could barely get up and walk. Was feeling like a zombie all day.

Couldn't go out today coz I was afraid I wouldn't be able to drive well in my condition. Couldn't go and post the orders huhuhu.....will have to wait for tomorrow to do that. :(


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

To save and to keep


I have been saving up some money in my "KFC coin oven" since last year and finally it's full!! Yeay!!! Time to spend them! LOL! :D In the beginning, I've put in all the coins I've got from 1 cent to 50 cents....it didn't matter as long as I put in some amount of coins inside it everyday, but of late I've been putting more of 50 cents and 20 cents instead.

When I took out all the coins that I've been saving, I realised that there are a mix of different designs of coins from way back in 1973 till 2012. I can't believe that I have a 1973 coin. Imagine how long it's been travelling around Malaysia....for almost 40 years! I think I'll keep that one! hehe! 

If I were to compare the design from the 1973 coin to the recent one, I definitely prefer the old one better. I just love the old design so much better because it's symmetrical and I think a lot of thought has been given to design it. The number is bigger as well. So the number is the centre of attention, the focal point. When we look at it, we can immediately tell that it's a 20 cents coin. Nothing on it would distract me from looking at the number. The Malaysian flower is still on it but just as something that compliments it and not as the main thing that we would be attracted to when we first lay our eyes upon it.

Plus I realised that all the old coin designs had the same design at the back of it for all the coins, be it a 1 cent coin or a 50 cents coin. They are all the same. Perhaps I'll keep one of each coin from the past since they don't produce them anymore. It's part of history :). 


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Monday, June 11, 2012

The learning continues

Been in and out of the house since morning. I am a driver by day and designer by night ahahaha......something like that today. But I guess I won't be a designer tonight coz tonight I've got my AlBaghdadi class to attend to...and by the time I reach home I would be too dead tired to do anymore work. I can't wait to learn something new tonight. Last week's class was superb. I wonder who will be teaching us tonight.....Ustaz Razali or Ustaz Rais? Hmmm.....I was really hoping that Ustazah Rohaya would be teaching us but I guess she can only teach us when we are in the advanced class later on this year. Looking forward to that :).

I'm really happy with the class as it helps me a lot in improving my reading. I've learned what were the mistakes I've made before and alhamdulillah I've managed to made the corrections now. Better late than never right? I don't want to keep on making the mistakes forever. 

The class is a feel good class coz every time I attend it I will feel good. Seriously it really does makes me feel good. I would be smiling all the way back home every Monday night :).



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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Baby coconuts


At last, after so many years of waiting...........we got baby coconuts again in our garden! Weeehuuuu!!! ^.^


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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lai Chi Kang Kumbang


Do you see what I see? Yup, it's a beetle floating in the red plastic spoon. It's a DEAD beetle.....drowned in the Lai Chi Kang......probably been dead for God knows how long before it ended up in my Lai Chi Kang. The person who made the Lai Chi Kang for me probably thought that by adding a dead beetle in it might add some special flavour to it and thus making it a super creative invention from the restaurant. :P

At first we just wanted to buy the food and eat it at home but I was the one who insisted on eating there because I wanted to eat the Lai Chi Kang at the restaurant. I just prefer to eat it at the place.....just like "ais kacang", it's better to eat it at the place rather than packing it and eating it at home. They are just best served there. Boy was it a huge mistake to order it. >.<

The sickening part was that even though they knew that there was a dead beetle in my Lai Chi Kang, they insisted that it was a "peanut"!!! Can you believe it!!???? They said to my Mom that it's a PEANUT!!! As if my Mom was blind or something. It's so obvious that it's a dead beetle and yet they had the cheek to say it was otherwise. I was just so upset with their attitude towards their customers. They didn't even apologize for what they have done. 

I was introduced to this restaurant by an aunt of mine. It is situated somewhere at Jalan Langgar.....before the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital....it's famous for their grilled fish. The food there was "so-so" but the place simply stinks ....it's like there is a rubbish truck inside the restaurant. I guess this will be the last time I'm stepping my foot at the restaurant. Too bad....it's just too bad........ :(


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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blame it on the rain


Late last night there was a sudden heavy storm that passed by our neighbourhood. The heavy rain and the strong wind had caused some damages to my Mom's garden. Luckily it was not that severe. However it did broke one of the big tree pot.



As you can see here, one of the lotus flower had been "beheaded" by the strong forces of nature ehehehehehe.........the flower was completely chopped off and fell to the ground huhuhuhu......it was just beginning to bloom yesterday.....such a pity....felt sad seeing it on the floor like that....... :(



Below is the pot that is broken......looks like we have to replace it with another bigger pot or just plant it in the ground somewhere in my Mom's garden.




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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Missed it

Oh gosh....I just realised that I missed yesterday's post. I completely forgot. Sigh. Must be because I was so occupied with other important things to do ehehehe....duhhhh.....

Today is my extremely busy day. Not sure how I'm going to get all the work done but it has to be done by tomorrow. Luckily I just have one more thing to get done for tonight but since it's already 11PM I'm not sure I can get it done tonight...huhuhuhuhu.....it's not possible to cut the foams in just one hour....impossible impossible....huhuhu......right about now I wish I have a machine that can help me cut the foams....but I don't think the machine exist.



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Monday, June 4, 2012

Tweet from.....

I've been a follower of TMJ for quite sometime now and I just had to blog about his tweet today. He's awesome! ;)

"Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticise, wait. Before you quit, try. When You don't know what is the real story or what will happen in the future, do your research before you open your mouth. - TMJ



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Sunday, June 3, 2012

In a rush

Rushing to get my orders done tonight. I just have one more to do before bedtime.

Been shredding papers like crazy today. I think I did it so fast I even surprised myself. LOL! It's all because of the amount of practice I've had over the few months I suppose. The experience has given me ideas of how to pack them faster and more organized. Makes it easier for me.

I think I shred paper more than I actually quill these days. Not much time to quill that much anymore. So whenever I have orders of quilled cards to make, it feels kinda weird doing it. And since I now have a new "love", it get weirder.....ehehehe. But of course I'll never forget quilling. :)



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Saturday, June 2, 2012

50,000

Went for 2 weddings today.....huhuhu......I'm allergic to weddings ahahaha. And yet I had to go since I am my Mom's "driver". Well, somebody has to do the job. :D Luckily now I'm a much better driver than before. The more I drive, the more experience, the better I am at it. 

I just took a peek at my YouTube videos today and I got a shock to see that my first video has hit 50,000 views already! OMG! Wow.....I'm surprised that the video is so popular compared to the rest. I was hoping the other videos I made would have much more views but I guess people prefer the first one better. I'm so happy about that. :)

Been so busy with work and taking care of health that I didn't have much time to make new craft videos. Been meaning to do so since I had a lot of requests from readers of my card blog but I just don't have the time yet. It's not as easy as it seems.......and I need some peace and quiet in the house while I'm doing it.....and the mood has to be good as well ehehehehe.....otherwise it never turns out as planned. :)



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Friday, June 1, 2012

1st

First day of June. 

Been quite a productive day I must say....despite not feeling too good in the morning. I'm still crazy about iris folding.....so I've been focusing on that now....and I can't seem to stop once I like something, I just keep going. It's something like how it was when I first started quilling. It can be pretty addictive too ....I kid you not. The only thing is, I'm not folding anything since I'm using ribbons instead of paper....hehe....saves me a lot of time! There's still some other craft techniques that I'm interested to try out using ribbons. Gotta give it a go.

I can't stop Pinteresting either. It's like routine now everyday. Must stop by there once a day for inspiration and for mind therapy. Facebook, Yahoo Mail, Blogger, Nuffnang, YouTube and now Pinterest. I wonder what's next.



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