Saturday, July 16, 2016

Emir's 10th birthday

i love celebrating kid's birthday. This is where we can find a true happiness, just spot their cheeky smiling face with "i-have-something-to-do-next" will definitely melt you. During my childhood especially surrounded by 7 siblings, birthday do is too luxury for me / us. But as a young child, of cos i had this wild princess dream and for once i realized it "independently". Independent here means without my parents permission. On my 7th birthday, i have invited all of my friends to my "so-call" birthday party. On that day itself (since it was during the weekday), one of my friend's parents had called our caretaker to confirm the timing for the cake cutting session. Imagine, how shocked she was.... and of cos, immediately after, she called my parents... and once again, imagine my parents :D --- bet they really get shocked of their life. They had no idea how many friends that i had invited. Ha-ha, not that they knew that i actually planned to call A&W mascot to come over to my birthday party. Since Internet was an alien at that point of time, so getting the phone number was quite a painful :)

Oh yeah, of cos i deserved to receive a long lecture from my parents, but too late, i already get what i want. Unfortunately, because of the shocking news, my parents had no time to snap any of my pictures during the birthday party huhu..

eh, why on earth im writing about myself. 

So, once again, Emir's born day was during the Ramadhan month. Like previous year, since Emir could not celebrate with his friends, so we were distributing kuih raya to all of his classmates including the teachers. Except this year, I decided my sister to bake the cookies for 40 kids. Ye lah dari bagi duit dekat orang lain baiklah i bagi dekat adik i sendiri kan.. Cookies dia pun sedap...

on the other hand, yours truly was occupied with what she loves most, accessories for the birthday. alaa, setakat sticker tampai dekat botol ajer. To cut the cost, i downloaded the template from Google, modified it to my liking and printed on my own. 

Ok yes, i should edit this photo so you can see the details.. but lazy maaa

Boleh lah :)

If only i have creative hands.. im sure i will make this kind of stuff for my living hahaha..

the next day exactly on 29 June 2016, we distributed the goodie bag to Emir's classmates early in the morning. The kids siap nyanyi lagi. It was fun to see all the kids smiling and reminiscing the cookies smell hehe.. It was simple but it was fun.

Actually the below cake cutting session was done after the tarawikh prayer. For this, i just ordered Emir's all time favorite cake from Secret Recipe - New York Cheese Cake. Yerp, he just loved  simple cake, no decoration, no added flavor ..

and this is 3 of us.. by the way i was wearing my hijab from #bymarleia kawan seblog i dari , so proud of your achievement dear.

Emir with Mama and Sarah,

with Cik Yah (my sister)

With Emir's atok

For breaking fast, i asked Emir what he wanted to eat and he chose Nasi Arab. Yerp, my Emir, kalau tak makanan Jepun, dia suke makanan arab. Hari-hari makan pun takpe. I bought 4 Nasi Maghdout  Lamb and 1 set of Mandi Chicken rice for the whole family from kedai Nasi Arab in Taman Melati (forgot the name, but facing the MRR2)

and here is the birthday boy. Taken on the day itself. 

Sayang, dalam umur 10 tahun ni ibu harap Emir membesar menjadi orang yang berguna kepada agama Islam, bangsa dan negara. Banyak ibu nak cakap, but i already told you personally right. Hope you still remember :) No worries, I dun mind to repeat it like a radio over and over again (you know me very well kan kan kan)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

health is wealth

Subhanallah, i was surprised to know that some of my close friends still "stalk" my blog. I seriously thought that my blog now is just a place for me to dump all my happiness and to let Emir knows his mother inside out.

Plus, blogging nowadays is no longer attractive i guess. I've seen that currently blogging is merely to gain money where the post is more towards advert rather than blogging used to be. Ok, not all bloggers, but yeah, time changed kan..

Back to me, you know, i received quite a number of whatsapp / message asking why i was hospitalized and for some, i didnt expect they still read my rumblings. Hopefully, my in laws, nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles have forgotten the existence of this blog..


So here it goes, i was admitted to Pusrawi after being advise by my gynae. In fact, the only person i informed was only my parents, and husband, and some of my close friends. None of my siblings are aware that I was admitted. Well, just put it this way, Im just plain lazy to share.

To be exact, i wasn't ready.

I chose to "check-in" after office hours on Wednesday. At the same time, I had already fasting after lunch hour. First, i got this room, but after 30 minutes, they asked me to change the room as i was not eligible for the above room haha.. (memang tak eligible tapi degil nak masuk situ jugak, finally ada jugak bilik untuk i :))

and below is my room.

First day in the hospital wasn't easy for me. Mentioned above i was fasting from lunch hour, and at 8 pm since there is no confirmation for me to undergo the MRI, so well, and since my tummy sudah drumming badly (bila tak baca niat, lapar dia lain macam :p), so, i ate my dinner :p

just after i finished my dinner, one nurse came to my room and asked whether i have eaten or not. If i haven't they will send me to xray room #haiyaaa... since i already had my dinner, my xray is postponed to the next morning

Mr. Husband went out for work at night, so he left me with Emir. Emir, on the other hand, suddenly got high temperature and at first he slept on the sofa.

Of cos mak tak sampai hati, so i asked him to sleep on the bed and i slept on the sofa. Mr. Husband only came back at 3 am, then only i had no choice but to squeeze myself to sleep together with Emir on the bed.

By the way, i would like to give two thumbs up for the services at PUSRAWI. so far, i might say, Pusrawi is the best. 

The staff (doesn’t matter he is the cleaner or even the doctor), they will greet you with Assalamualaikum, everytime they bump into you. In fact, if the cleaner or the waiter wanted to enter to your  room to deliver food, clean the room, they will always asked from outside, whether it is ok for them to get in. So, I don’t have to worry on my aurah because I always have time to put on my hijab. You see, I told the nurse that Emir was on high temperature that night, instead they were checking on my blood pressure, they took time to check on Emir’s temp. Rasa sangat disayangi lah. Seriously, when you are sick, even though money is for everything, but there is a gap between having a money and having someone to support you.

First thing first, say like somebody told you that she has high blood pressure, don’t ever try to advise them like “tu laa makan banyak kek lagi”, though it’s true, but seriously having to listen to that when you are sick is quite depressing. So avoid to return any negative reply to the patient ok, banyak bende lain boleh cakap “laa, sakit tak” “u ok ke”. Can you see the difference?

Alhamdulillah, the next day Emir was ok and able to attend the chess camp and makan all my food :p. And me … had to go for the MRI. Quite scared because I was alone (husband had to work and accompanied Emir, and I was ok for that). Dad had experienced of MRI and told me that it took him just 30 minutes, but for my case, it took nearly to 2 hours.. No pictures because I was not ready for anything. In fact, never in mind to update a post on this journey.

Unfortunately the result of MRI and blood test couldn't be retrieved by that day, so we had to stay another night in the hospital. Mr. Husband was so busy to finish his marking, until i also had to step in.. (masukkan markah je) 

I do understand why a patient couldnt eat hospital food. Not because the food was not tasty, but to think that you are unwell, adalah sangat tak best. So, i went down to scout for food and only to realize Pusrawi does not have its own cafe. Actually, it has small cafe, but everything was pre-packed. That's where we (yeah the three of us) went to Hotel Putra cafe.. Luckily the price is not the real hotel price, after i see my sambal ikan keli (i hantu ikan keli), the rest is history...

Alhamdulillah, all went well, nothing to worry, just a minor follow up that i have to think of from my side. Well, enough said, health is wealth.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mama's cooking

Alhamdulillah and selamat berpuasa untuk semua.

Bersyukur kerana masih dipertemukan lagi dengan bulan Ramadhan yang mulia. Seminggu sebelum puasa, saya dimasukkan ke hospital, Alhamdulillah segalanya baik saja.

Memandangkan cuti sekolah, kami decide untuk tinggal saja di rumah mak saya di Kemensah. Mana taknya, tahun ni kira tahun bonus berpuasa di Kemensah sebab Mama sudah pencen (ya mama pencen 31 May lalu), jadi ada banyak sikilah masa mama di rumah. FYI, mama masih lagi pergi ke officenyer tapi tidaklah “sehebat” zaman dia bekerja.

By the way, lepas I keluar hospital, terus I decide nak jalan-jalan.. sebenarnya kalau diikutkan plannya saya nak ke Singapore pada Jumaat pagi (on assumption saya discharge hari Khamis), tapi ditakdirkan saya terpaksa sehari extra tinggal di hospital , dan discharge pula dalam pukul 5 petang hari Jumaat, maknanya terpaksalah cancel kan hasrat nak ke Singapore L ..

Jadi sebab gian meroyan nak jalan sangat, apa lagi, kami pergilah tempat favorite kami di Kuala Selangor :p

Ok entry di Kuala Selangor untuk percutian kali ni nanti saya ada masa saya update.. Sebenarnya saya nak cerita macam mana saya boleh sampai ke Pasar Pasir Penambang :p

Sebab lepas ke Pasir Penambang, terus balik Kemensah, jadi maknanya berpesta lauk pauk seafood yang fresh di Kemensah..

Duduk dengan mak ni nikmat betul sebenarnya.. Walaupun kesian juga dekat mama kita, tapi you know, bila ada mama, automatic jadi pemalas :p Malam sebelum puasa tu punyalah meriah mama masak, I lupe ambik gambar, mama kata ni makan sebelum puasa.

Hari pertama, saya balik kerja macam biasa..

Balik je dari keje, mama dah 80% done cooking.. nikmat betul hidup.. lepas tu bila tengok lauk pauknya.. perghhh mengalahkan buffet..

Belum campur lagi kami kami ni beli makanan di bazar ni..

Alhamdulillah dengan nikmat Allah..


Terlebih rajin nak buat video. Honestly semua ni I upload dalam Instagram, Cuma bila transfer dari phone ke laptop, tak tau mana yang mana, so ada video yang caca-marba tak edit .. tengok je lah yer.. yang penting nampak lauk pauknya..

Mama memang suka masak. Mana ntah dia dapat kekuatan masak padahal diri dia pun bukannya 100% fit.. itulah jadi mak kan.. samalah dengan kite, bile I kat rumah, memang keletung keletang dekat dapur masa bulan Ramadhan.. kalau banyak-banyak bulan, ikutkan Ramadhan lah paling senang penat sekali, nak nak takde maid kan.. semua kene buat sendiri dari memasak sampailah mengemas..  

Sebab mama ada, tidaklah buta-buta tak masak langsung.. setakat menyumbang satu lauk je .. hari pertama I tak masak apa-apa (ok rebus petai kire masak ke :p), sebab balik keje mama dah settle semua.. hari kedua, hubby requested nak makan  sambal udang petang.. so I masaklah yang itu.. hari ketiga, I buat sambal kerang dan hari keempat menu paling simple, ayam goreng kunyit.. ayam kunyit ni lebih pada buat untuk Emir.. Emir ni lauk dia simple sangat, pulak tu, lauk lain tak mo terima.. haihhh..


Mama tak usah cakaplah, ada dua tangan tapi semuaaaaaaaaaa bende dia buat.. kagum dengan mama.. dia suruh kita makan dulu, dia makan paling last sekali, pulak tu masa sahur pun masak lagi.. masa mama keje pun dia masak jugak, tapi selalunya dia keje kan, balik lambat, jadi lauknya lebih kurang yang campak-campak saja lah.. weekend je baru dapat lauk kebabom sikit.. tapi kali ni, mama ada masa sikit… boleh gemuk duduk rumah ni..

Jangan tak tau, setiap hari akan ada satu meja khas untuk dessert, selalunya dessert ni kami makan lepas tarawikh .. sebab masa buka puasa selalu orang kenyang dengan nasi.. baru I perasan setakat ni belum ada lagi I ambik gambar “dessert table” kami..

Selagi mama masih ada, memang seronok dapat merasa tangan mama.. Emir kalau balik Kemensah, keje dia “mengorderrr” je makanan .. ada sekali tu, dia suruh mama masak sup untuk dia untuk sahur.. mama pun bangunnnnlahh untuk cucu dia buat sup huhu..

Terima kasih mama, truly appreciate it..


Friday, June 03, 2016

When the four get together

A friend in need is a friend in deed.

Evaluate a person by assessing his/her friends.

Alhamdulillah, i could not thank the friendship that we have built from cyberspace.

Starting from blogging, then comping it continues to talk about life.

It was veryyyyy difficult for four of us to meet and usually yours truly have to excuse herself from the gathering #sadsadsad In fact, i can only join the lunch if the venue is in KLCC. Pity them to have a friend like me hehe. What to do, im working from 9 to 5.... where physically I have to be at the office.

Our meeting spot was just at Food Court KLCC and the first person to arrive was Ezna with her daughter, Dania. Bubbly Ezna, you will never get bored to hear her story.  And tell you, she has a lottttt to share..

Next to arrive was Suzi with her two sons, Zharfan and Ariff. A lady with discipline, and align with her profession as a law lecturer. :)

And there comes Ayu.. A mother with 6 children but still have times for a lotttttttt of thing. I wonder how she juggles between her work and motherhood #salute while typing this, i imagine her saying this "sorry youuuu, i tadi ade plan A, lepas tu plan B pulak" lebih kurang gitulah trademarknnye hahaha

I was only managed to join them until 1.40 then as usual i have to leave these beautiful ladies. I know i missed the hot topic conversation but you know.. Terubat juga jumpe mereka mereka ni... 

Zharfan and Dania. Malu malu.. Bertabah je anak-anak ni tunggu mak depa borak. 

With "something" scheduled on me, I am honestly touched when someone is telling you "mira, i doakan you"...

Yerp, a true friend will always be with you through thick and thin...

Sayang sayang kamu... 

Semoga persahabatan kite kekal ke jannah.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

my parents 35th year anniversary

and it means, my age is 3+4.

Unlike my mother, my dad seems to remember all the important dates. He is more organized and systematic as compared to my mum and genetically, I followed my mum :). Until now, dad recorded every expenses in his diary and at the same time he has one book to record the exact timing after he took the medicine.

I believe thats the reason why Allah compliment each other. Let me see, as for myself, i read beautifulnara while my husband reads The Edge :p. as simple as that la kan.. 

So this year, in celebrating my parents 35th anniversary, Baba has asked me to arrange something special two months before May. So after i did some survey and discussed among the siblings, we were first planning to stay a night at Malacca. I already book an apartment at The Shorea, Malacca but unfortunately.. 

Two weeks before the actual date, Mum has limited movement. She could not walk and was on bed and on MC at least 1.5 weeks (oh yes, my mum still working). Due to Mama's condition, dad asked me to cancel the plan as Mama is not fit to be on the long journey.

So that is why we ended up having dinner at...

The China Treasure, Sime Darby Convention Centre.

Before I explained further, the food is super superb delicious!! this is my second time here and once again, it never failed  to ruin my diet.. :D

part of it.. 

Actually, we purchased the buffet ticket from Groupon,-- sangat lah berbaloi.. 

Oh, it is buffet style but by order. You order then only the chef will cook for you but you have to make sure you finish alllll of it, otherwise they will charge you as ala carte.

paling tak boleh lupe, i ajar the family to eat this salted egg bun anddddddddddddddd they were seriously crazy about it... ok, i can easily say our family ordered at least 20 sets of this salted egg bun.. GILA! memang rugi lah Sime Darby to have us as their customers :p

and so this is the whole clan of Wan Mohd Salleh prior to the food being served on the table. you see, my father always told me that he own different sizes and features of children. Ada gemuk (its me), kurus, putih, gelap, tinggi, kecikkkk.. we are still considering the family yang baru nak berkembang. Currently, my parents only have 4 grandchildren (thanks to me for only managed to contribute for 1 cucu :))

at the same time, we are celebrating my niece, Asma' second birthday. and my sister is talented enough to bake the birthday cake for her daughter.

wefie, whatever u named it

and you know, it would never be easy to get a perfect picture, and only one person is ready for the camera (welcome to our family, Afiq)

Baba and Mama potong kek tanda 35 tahun kawin. Should learn a lot from them. Honestly, sampai sekarang, i tak pernah nampak my parents bergaduh besar.. haihhh malu pulak dekat Emir.. :)

towards the end of the dinner. masing-masing muka dah kenyang.. 
(well, we asked the waiter to clean up the table :p) 

When everyone was already full, the waiter asked us whether we wanted to place the last order. and suddenly , these two brothers ambik order.. 

Gosh, gila pelahap.. 

and the order was ---- ikan talapia masak ape ntah.. 

The funny part was, my brother, Shahiran (blue tshirt) terkena allergy.. kesian..  my parents had to rush him to the nearest clinic at 2am and the next day, terus MC. we suspected the allergy came from abalone, because that was his last meal.. (udang semua dia tak makan)

aahh.. i really cant get enough of both! ya Allah, bagi lah i peluang dapat anak perempuan...


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kuala Selangor Jalan Lagi || Hotel Apps Kuala Selangor

Jika anda ingin tempah hotel di Kuala Selangor boleh cuba app HotelsCombined untuk banding dan dapat kadar terbaik

My previous entry on Kuala Selangor have attracted many viewers and even mr. Husband's colleague "accidentally" stopped by at this blog. Ok honestly i am not comfortable if my readers are among my in laws, relatives, colleague and hubby's friends. Segan ler..

But what to do.. Mr google invited them to be here 😁😁😁

Ok, once again we visited Kuala Selangor and i might say, i would rather spend my weekend at Kuala Selangor rather than PD / Sepang as Kuala Selangor suits my need. Small town, fresh seafood, wet market and yummy food. Oklah, i kan suka makan.. 

Source: Google

This time, Emir has a chess competition in SMS Kuala Selangor KUSESS for two days. So, i booked Apps Hotel which was 5-7 minutes away from KUSESS.

The room is toooo small but enough to fit us three. You need to squeeze yourself to  perform your prayer.

As agreed by the reviewers, the hotel is clean and the staff is friendly, definitely can close your eyes on the small room :)

This hotel i think is quite famous in Kuala Selangor. Every session, there is an event running at the hall.

I didnt get much attention on what the hotel can offer but based on the brochure, this is one of the gateaway to watch the firefly (there is a jetty behind this hotel).

Suitable for teambuilding but one thing that disturbed me most was this hotel is next to Karaoke centre so, do request for a higher floor and the room should not face the Karaoke.

The plus point to stay here is, the hotel restaurant served fresh seafood at reasonable price.

This is what we ordered on the second night. Fried salted egg squid, coconut prawn tomyan, omelette (inside has plenty of small shrimp) and not in the picture is udang kara (ok i dont know what we call in english)

Oh this is udang kara. Banyak juga orang luar datang makan di sini..

Satay Hut is one of the famous restaurant in Kuala Selangor. It is famous for its thumb size satay and full of chicken meat (you know not that chicken fat in the middle)

We wanted to come here from the first night but we were so tired after waiting for Emir the whole day. And you know, i need to secure Emir's energy for the next day competition. From Kuala Selangor main town to Satay Hut, it takes approximately 16 minutes without the traffic. So tidaklah dekat sangat...

Apart from satay, Satay Hut is also famous for its Mee Rebus. Do try the Mee Rebus Special for just RM12 as it is full with fresh seafood. Dah la sedap kuahnya...

And this is my favorite place. Pasar Nelayan Sungai Yu...

I memang excited datang sini (very the mak mak type)

This time, i bought Kijing (like Lala) at RM6 per KG, some stringrays, siput and this XL size prawn. Yang lain dah habiss tapi puas hati sebab semua baru naik ke darat. 

Ingat nak bawa balik sikit dekat Kemensah, tapi dah tak larat nak balik ke Melawati... And unfortunately i only own small size freezer. Tak muat nak simpan banyak2... The best reason why i have to repeat my visit here...

Highlight of the day, Alhamdulillah Emir and his school team managed to get no. 8 at the Competition.. Will update this in next next next entry.. #taktaubile

Jom ke Kuala Selangor.. 


Cuti-cuti Kuala Selangor for easy reference

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Be kind - my customers

Everybody knows that my work life is somehow miserable. Luck is always not on my side when it comes to career, but to compare with others, I am grateful that i can still secure a job especially during this difficult times. 

Well, after being job hopping from one to another, honestly, i have identified what is my passion and how i can strive the challenges... that's it -- working with people. But deep in my heart, i certainly do love doing my online business.. 

Once again, though i hated my worklife being a consultant, but after a while, i realized that hey, it taught me a lot especially when dealing with the customers. you know especially when the terms "customer is always right" hits you :) 

well, as a disclaimer, i am nowhere a successful business person, not even close having a solid 5 figure income earning from the business, but sometimes sharing is caring. my serious online business started in 2014.. as a record, i started doing online business in the year 2008, That time, online business was something new and my focus was selling maternity wear. In fact, i have been invited for an interview by NST to promote my business but since I no longer have desire to continue, i rejected a lifetime opportunity. Of cos, i wonder, should i continue my business, i may become a pioneer in the industry along side with Vivy. :p Gosh! I do really admire this lady until husband told me "vivy again??"

Well, nothing to regret...

So after doing this and that, in 2014, i then focused on online business again. Still in the circle of maternity, that is -- i started my small business by selling confinement products online. Of cos the market is already there.. that i could not deny. 

I started small, dealing with few stockist and all, until i become more independent. 

During the process, i have learnt A LOT!! On how to deal with clients and how to treat your clients. Sadly, i realized that one of the reason why my same race is left far behind in the business mainly due to how they are treating the customers. Nak tak nak, customer always think that they are the only client and they deserved to receive the best service. 

And so am I.. 

While dealing with few stockist, I realized that many have ethics issue. Keeping mum with our purchased (sometimes nearly to 1 month ++) on the basis that the HQ did not have stock. I really thought the HQ is the main source of the problem, when one day I managed to deal with another stockist. Alhamdulillah, since then, i have no worry in losing my customers.

and dont get me start when the magic word like "terima kasih" and "sorry" is such a difficult word to say. why aa?

Well, such a valuable experience for me. 

Enough on my rant.. :p

For me, I believe in creating a good rapport with my customers and to date- honesty is my policy. Selling different brands I could not get away with the questions "which one is good" and to date, i do give the best answer and at the same time, i admit should the products i have never used / consume, i will avoid to give any comments. But, dalam keadaan berhati-hati, of cos i did some mistake. Still remember receiving one long e-mail from one of my customers arguing the terms used on my website. Ok, i found out she is a lawyer (;p) . anyway it is a good lesson for me, i take it positively and improved further.

Talking about my customers, Alhamdulillah , i could say 95% are lovely. What i appreciate most is their understanding especially (1) the seller shouldn't be blame when the parcel arrived late when the seller diligently sent out your parcel the next working day (2) messed up with the orders (-- ok happen to me few times, like you know A sent to B, B sent to A :)) (3) forgot to post (ok happend few times also)

The weirdest thing happen to my customer was she received a parcel which was full of ants.. yerp, you read it right, ants! i blame all to myself. dunno la why the ants chose that binder to make a nest, i seriously did not realize it.. The customer? Alhamdulillah, she was ok (tho' i know she was annoyed).

Some of my customers are now become my good friend. Sara (haih, i should take a picture with her) was one of my earliest customers. That time, she was heavily pregnant with no. 2 and ordered Tanamera post natal care. Every now and then i practise giving some token of appreciation randomly to my customers.  I dun know, maybe just a small touch from my side, she continued ordering with me and become one of my co-reseller. At the same time, you know im now a big fan of her Masak Lemak Ikan Baung.. (sedap giler oii). Her family just recently opened a restaurant in Segamat specializing in Ikan Baung..

Below, is Fatema, my customer from UAE. She is my first international customers. That time, I was just 2 weeks running on my business. Her first order was more than RM500. Happy giler oi, first time orang order macam tu.. and continued to order from me from time to time.

Recently, she visited Malaysia for a short holiday, and I took this opportunity to meet her. Glad that i still make my time tho my workload doesnt permit me to do so, but who cares right :). We chit chatted for almost 1.5 hours like you know, meeting a long lost friend.. Hope i can meet her again --- well maybe in Abu Dhabi? :) #inmydream

Next, I received an order from a customer of mine Amelia in Malacca. Since I balik kampung, i agreed to deliver the items directly to her without any delivery charge. Not that i know, she is the owner of the famous Nasi Beriyani Tamby in Melaka which is located in Padang Temu Melaka.

Subhanallah, we got to eat there for free..

So now, everytime i balik kampung, I will definitely visit here to satisfy my cravings..

There are many more stories to share. Many of my customers refused to accept the balance. Since it is not my money and though they asked me to give to my son, usually i will put the money aside and contribute to the needy. 

Selagi itu rezeki kita, maka itulah rezeki kita...

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