Friday, September 12, 2014

on kertas UPSR bocor

I dah lame tak tulis, dah lama jugak tak ponder pendapat yang tak seberapa di public. Kadang-kadang, bila fikir balik, at this age, I rasa taknak untuk orang kenal, further I sendiri tak tau sape yang ikut I, even tho I bukanlah popular langsung. But somehow, I am ok to set all my social media networks as public considering few factors.. masuk contest and business related. Except Twitter, I still keep my twitter as private.

So, today, this morning, I went for my breakfast with my husband at my usual place nearby to my son’s school at Bukit Damansara. A lady, about my mum’s age was reading a newspaper and we started to chit-chat. Apa lagi kalau bukan hot topic untuk hari ni, orang kate sejarah untuk Malaysia, di mana peperiksaan penting UPSR  terpaksa ditunda dan terpaksa dibuat lagi sekali.

Pelik kan. Ok fine, memang tak peliklah, kalau ikutkan dari zaman I kecik dulu, soalan periksa memang selalu nyer ada rumuors kate bocor, tapi I rasa this year keadaan jadi tak terurus dan melampau. Orang yang tamak haloba nak dapat lebih dari yang sepatutnya dan secara tak langsung, “menghasut” mak ayah yang lain untuk ikut perangai tak jujurnya. Teruk sangatkah anak dia sampai terpaksa dia sebagai ibu bapa bersungguh-sungguh nak “tolong” anaknya.?

Semua orang ada soalan yang sama dalam kepala, siapakah dalang disebalik semua ini ? Jujur I sendiri tak tahu macam mana proses menyiapkan kertas peperiksaan yang besar.

Siapakah panel yang membuat keputusan untuk memutuskan soalan yang nak digunakan
siapakah orang yang tukang compile
siapa orang yang tukang print
 siapa orang yang tukang sort kan kertas soalan
siapa pulak orang yang tukang bungkus
siapa yang tukang transport kan kertas soalan

You see, there are so many layers in searching for the suspects.

MasyaAllah, ramai target guru. Cikgu. Cikgu ni tugasnya sangat murni, sangat telus, dari cikgu lah kite diajar apa tu integrity, but it is sad to learn that maybe teachers are abusing the word - integrity and tarnish the teachers’s reputation as a whole, cikgu lain tak pasal-pasal terkene tempiasnya.. definitely this is one serious irresponsible act. Why they are teaching the kids to cheat. After all they are just standard 6 students. Darjah 6, yang perempuan belum tentu dah datang period, yang laki I guarantee suara pun belum pecah lagi. In conclusion, they have a long way to go.. Gagal UPSR tak semestinya gagal selamanya.

Saya dibesarkan dengan 100% pendidikan di Malaysia. Saya tak berpeluang untuk belajar dan mendapat exposure belajar di negara luar. Tapi, itu tidak menghalang saya untuk mengetahui bagaimana keadaan system pendidikan di negara luar. Saya bukan nak compare dengan negara maju, tapi sekurang-kurangnya why don’t we learn something from them. Our education system is too exam oriented. Dari saya kecik sampai saya habis degree, kami diajar untuk score exam, dapat keje baik-baik bila habis belajar. Sepanjang zaman persekolahan saya, tak de cikgu yang galakkan I atau kawan-kawan I untuk teruskan bidang yang kami minat, contohnya macam “buat software untuk main game ke”, baking ke atau sewaktu dengannya. The school now is getting pressured by the Ministry to perform and work towards “Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi” dan “Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi” is getting pressured to maintain their position.

How I wish  the politicians do not involve in our education system. Honestly, they screw up everything. Kalau Menteri baru masuk, bermakna cikgu cikgu kene bersedia untuk dengar satu lagi pembahruan. Teachers are having a hard time to adapt to the new system. Kerja admin lagi banyak dari kerja mengajar, sudahnya, cikgu pun susah nak fokus kelebihan dan kekurangan pelajar sebab ada kertas kerja terpaksa disiapkan. Im telling you, berapa ramai suami / isteri kepada cikgu cikgu yang terpaksa turun padang bantu isteri isteri / suami-suami marking paper. Mesti ramai punya..

Sadly our politicians, they make changes, but they do not part of the changes, so they do not know what happen at the ground level. I think you all pun perasan, mereka bukannya ada anak yang belajar sampai habis di Malaysia. Kalau di Malaysia pun, ramai je politicians hantar anak dekat sekolah swasta, International school, and thereafter, hantar anak di luar negara. So, they as the parents did not suffer from Malaysia education system.

Walaupun I tak de anak darjah 6, tapi I kesian dengan anak-anak ni semua. They are just children. Disebabkan perkara ini berlaku, budak-budak yang jadi mangsa. Kalau anak yang tak kisah takpe, kalau mak bapak yang tak kisah tak pe, tapi kalau mak bapak yang kisah, anak yang kisah.. kesian babe. Aktiviti selepas UPSR terpaksa di bekukan lah nampaknye. Budak-budak makin panjang lah stressnyer. Cikgu makin tension lah gamaknya. Kalau Emir darjah 6, i mesti stress.. sangat.. sebab i consider myself as kiasu parent.. (yes i am)

Belum lagi kite masuk cost nak print balik kertas-kertas exam, lepas ni im sure cost akan meningkat tinggi , ntah-ntah sape yang terlibat dengan menggubal soalan ini kene kuarantin sampai lah hari exam. I know its just an assumption, but surely, the cost will be increased. Kesian duit taxpayer L

Walau ape pun, its all said and done. 30 September is the final day. Harap adik-adik semua bertabah lah ya. Ini baru satu “kerja orang yang kite harapkan” yang banyak rakyat persoalkan, banyak lagi  yang menjadi tanda tanya, not only in education, banyak lagi dik. Once you learn about Malaysia, rasa kasihan tu akan cepat wujud. Kesian Malaysia.. Kesian rakyat marhain.


Kesian budak UPSR. 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

7D Special Screening at Mad About Coco, Publika

As a young girl (during my childhood years), I bet for once, we love and dream to be a princess. One of the fairytale that I wanted to be HER is Snow White (i know she is not a princess from the beginning). Snow White is a kind and gentle princess comes with beauty and white skin and being loved by all especially the dwarfs. 

But unfortunately, we rarely heard the stories of the dwarfs. Their lives, their community, their surroundings..  

Inspired by Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, the 7D is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. A brand new funny animated television series which will take you and your family to the world of Jollywood, featuring the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White, with characters redesigned by the Noah Z.Jones ("Fish Hooks")- Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc. 




"The 
7D" who serve as their kingdom's peacekeepers, defend the fairytale land from two laughably evil villains Grim and Hildy Gloom. Both the Glooms who attempt with much comedic mayhem scenes along the way wish to take over the kingdom by stealing the magical jewels in the 7D's mine. Of course the little brave heroes would not allow this to happen, so check out how they protect their mine and kingdom from the evil tricks.


Stay tune to
 Disney Channel to embark the fun, energetic and adventurous journey with The 
7D.

and 

The 
7D will premiere on Sunday,September 7 at 11am on Disney Channel (Astro Channel 615)



Emir is lucky to be invited as first few kids for the special Screening of 7D at Mad About Coco, Publika together with the bunch of Disney fans. 


In the premiere episode, “The Littlest Giants/Gnome Alone”, it’s up to the 7D to save the kingdom from a giant who is terrorizing Jollywood and Sleepy goes solo to stop the Glooms from stealing the Royal Ruby when the 7D go on vacation without Sleepy.

In addition to Osbourne, the 7D stars the voices of Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell (Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" and "Doc McStuffins") as Grim Gloom, Leigh-Allyn Baker (Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie") as Queen Delightful, Disney legend Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy) as Doc, Emmy winner Maurice LaMarche ("Pinky and the Brain") as Grumpy, Emmy nominee Kevin Michael Richardson (Disney XD's "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja") as Happy, Dee Bradley Baker ("Phineas and Ferb") as Dopey, Scott Menville ("Teen Titans") as Sneezy, Stephen Stanton (Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins") as Sleepy, Billy West ("Ren & Stimpy") as Bashful and Paul Rugg ("Animaniacs") as Lord Starchbottom.


The children are lucky enough to be in the front row watching the 7D and yes, the laughter not only came from the children but the parents. 

After the show, the guests are served with yummylicious brunch.. and the best part was



free flow of hot Chocolates, and Emir being a hot drink fan, he was so overwhelmed with his Hot Chocolates and yes, 3 cawan lagi.. 





Me with the baju kurung because right after the event, I had to attend few non-stop open houses.. and afraid not, I think i followed the Disney color theme :)


Once again dun forget to watch the 7D premiere on this Sunday,September 7 at 11am on Disney Channel (Astro Channel 615)

7D
VOICE CAST &CHARACTER 

KELLY OSBOURNE
"Hildy Gloom"
Television personality, host, fashion designer, singer and actress Kelly Osbourne voices the role of Hildy Gloom, a novice witch, who together with her dim-witted warlock husband Grim, seeks to conquer the land of Jollywood.
As the youngest daughter of heavy metal rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, Osbourne first came to prominence while appearing with her family on the Emmy Award-winning reality series "The Osbournes." She made her debut as an actress with a starring role on the ABC high school teen drama "Life As We Know It”, where she played the supporting role of Deborah Beatrice Tynan, and appeared on season nine of ABC's smash hit reality competition series "Dancing with the Stars”. Osbourne's feature film credits include a cameo in Mike Meyers' "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "Should've Been Romeo" and the upcoming "So Undercover," in which she stars with Miley Cyrus.

ESS HARNELL
"Grim Gloom"
Emmy Award-nominated voice actor Jess Harnell voices the role of Grim Gloom, the dim-witted warlock that together with his wife Hildy seeks to wreak havoc on the land of Jollywood. Recognized for his versatility in the voiceover world, Harnell is no stranger to playing the ill-fated antagonist as he also stars as the voice of Cedric, the royal sorcerer in Disney Junior's Annie Award-winning "Sofia the First,” in addition to the softer, more benevolent role of Chilly, a stuffed snowman, in Disney Junior's acclaimed animated series "Doc McStuffins."
One of the preeminent voice actors in the business, Harnell's voice can be heard in some of the biggest blockbuster animated films of all time, including Disney's "Finding Nemo," "Up," "Cars" and "Cars 2," and all three "Toy Story" movies. On the small screen, Harnell has voiced characters on "The Simpsons," "The Fairly Odd Parents," and Disney Junior's "Special Agent Oso." His starring roles have included Captain Hero on Comedy Central's hit series "Drawn Together," Tim the Bear on "The Cleveland Show" and Wakko on Steven Spielberg's "Animaniacs," for which he won a Peabody Award.


EIGH-ALLYN BAKER
"Queen Delightful"
Leigh-Allyn Baker voices the role of Queen Delightful, the benevolent and light-hearted ruler of Jollywood. Baker also voices the recurring role of Queen Coralie in Disney Junior's hit animated series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and starred as Amy Duncan, the lovable yet quirky mother of the Duncan family in Disney Channel's Emmy Award-nominated comedy series "Good Luck Charlie."
With her vocal versatility and physicality as an actress, Baker has lent her voice to a number of animated roles, including that of series regular Abby in the animated series "Back at the Barnyard" and numerous video games such as "Star Trek," "G.I. Joe" and the "X-Men" franchise.

BILL FARMER
"Doc"
Emmy Award-nominated voice actor and Disney Legend Bill Farmer voices the role of Doc, the tinkering inventor and smartest member of the 7D. Farmer has been voicing the classic Disney characters Goofy and Pluto since 1987 and can currently be heard on Disney Junior's Emmy award-nominated "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and Disney's Emmy-winning short-form series "Mickey Mouse."
Farmer's sterling voice-acting has been enjoyed by audiences of all ages and his career in the industry includes thousands of leading and supporting roles in film and television. Among his feature film credits are "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," "Cars," "Monsters Inc," "Monsters University," "Space Jam" and "The Lorax." His small screen credits include "Robot Chicken," "Jonah Hex," "Higglytown Heroes" and "Lunatics Unleashed." Farmer's talent and long-running camaraderie in the industry have garnered him several honors, including becoming the first voice actor to receive the prestigious Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation.


MAURICE LAMARCHE
"Grumpy"
Two-time Emmy Award-winning voice actor Maurice LaMarche voices the role of Grumpy, the cantankerous member of the 7D. LaMarche's voice has been a familiar presence in the industry for decades. Among his most notable roles is the title character of The Brain from the Steven Spielberg-produced "Pinky and the Brain," along with his Emmy award-winning performances as various characters on Matt Groening's series "Futurama." His additional television credits include Disney XD's "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H," "Robot Chicken," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," "Ultimate Spiderman," "Kim Possible," "The Real Ghostbusters" and "Inspector Gadget."
With performances in over one hundred animated television series, LaMarche is no stranger to feature films, with roles in "Space Jam," "Wreck-It-Ralph" and most recently Disney's blockbuster hit "Frozen." 

KEVIN MICHAEL RICHARDSON
"Happy"
Emmy Award nominee and Annie Award-winning actor Kevin Michael Richardson stars as the voice of Happy, the most cheerful and musical member of the 7D. Known for his deep booming voice, the character of Happy is a nice departure from some of the villainous characters that Richardson is known for, including Shredder in the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the Joker in "The Batman." His additional voiceover credits include Disney XD's "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," Disney Channel's "The Proud Family," as well as "The Cleveland Show," "American Dad," "Transformers Prime," "Thundercats," "The Penguins of Madagascar," "Dave the Barbarian" and "GI Joe: Renegades." As an on-camera actor on the small screen, Richardson has appeared in the cult comedy "Homeboys in Outer Space," "Knights of Prosperity," "The Cleaner," "Like Family" and received critical acclaim for his recurring role of Patrick, a special needs patient on "ER."

DEE BRADLEY BAKER
"Dopey"
Voiceover wizard Dee Bradley Baker voices the role of Dopey, the physically comedic and whimsical mime of the 7D. Baker also provides the sounds for all of the woodland creatures in the Enchanted Forest for the series.
Baker's vast body of work includes one of the most popular Disney Channel characters, Perry the Platypus, loyal pet to ingenious stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb, who, unbeknownst to everyone, has a secret life as suave Agent P, deftly battling the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz to save the world in the animated hit Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series, "Phineas and Ferb." His most notable trademark, the chatter, is a favorite among fans, and though often imitated, is rarely duplicated.

SCOTT MENVILLE
"Sneezy"
Scott Menville voices the role of Sneezy, one of the loyal and dependable members of the 7D. With his ability to adapt incomparable adolescent voices, Menville has entertained youth audiences for years. He can currently be heard as Robin in "Teen Titans Go!" and the recurring characters of band geek Bucky in Disney XD's "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," Dr. Blip in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and Jimmy Jones in "Ben 10: Omniverse."
Widely heard through scores of voiced characters, Menville's feature film credits include performances in Disney's "Tangled," "Wreck-It-Ralph," "Despicable Me," "Paranorman," "Batman: Gotham Knight," as well as the role of Black, one of the two lead characters, in the English version of the Japanese anime feature "Tekkon Kinkreet."

STEPHEN STANTON
"Sleepy"
Long-time voice actor Stephen Stanton voices the role of Sleepy, the 7D's drowsiest member. Stanton has been doing voices for Disney for over 10 years, including playing the voice of Gustov the Gator in Disney Junior's hit animated series "Doc McStuffins" and the series' short-form extension, "The Doc Files." He can be heard at Disney Parks & Resorts all over the world, including as Lord Henry Mystic in Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor attraction, the Mark Twain Riverboat Captain at Disneyland, Stinky Pete in Toy Story Mania! at Disney's California Adventure and Happy in the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride at Walt Disney World. Stanton also voices Happy for Disney's popular "Kingdom Hearts" video game.
No stranger to the Star Wars universe, Stephen played Obi Wan Kenobi in the video games "Star Wars Battlefront II" and "Star Wars: Empire at War" and voiced Admiral Tarkin, Mas Amedda, Moralo Eval, Colonel Meebur Gascon and a host of others in the animated television series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."


BILLY WEST
"Bashful"
Veteran voiceover actor Billy West voices the role of Bashful, the shy and elusive member of the 7D. West has lent his voice talents to an array of television and film credits, which include most notably playing the preadolescent daydreaming Doug Funnie in the 90's animated television series "Doug," title character Stimpy in "Ren & Stimpy" and Philip J. Fry in Matt Groening's cult favorite "Futurama." His additional television credits include "Ultimate Spiderman," "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" and Disney's "Jungle Junction."
His talent for impersonation, which includes various Looney Toons characters, landed him the lead voice roles of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the Warner Brothers feature film "Space Jam," and most recently was heard in the classic reboot television series "The Looney Tunes Show."



Salam Sesuci Lifebuoy – Spread Peace, Not Germs

Yes, its true, spread peace not germs.

I am very sure that most parents consider germs as public enemy. We protect ourselves with soaps and sprays and even our handbags (mothers) are full with wipes, tissue and sanitizers. I didn't deny that germs somehow is getting a bad reputation due to its effect especially to the growing up child.


As for my son, an eight years old boy who has many ideas inside his mind, i tend to be more relax in managing this germs issue. At his age, I believe this is the era where he should explore the world, gets his hands dirty and learn his surroundings. I'm not sure whether it is only my perception, but the more cleaner the environment, the easier he gets sick as he is not immune to uncleaned surroundings (what a myth :p)





So, with the self-myth, that's the reason i put a very big emphasize on personal hygiene, as it is one of the best methods to avoid the spread of germs and significantly lessens the risk of infections and disorders. 



Lifebuoy, the world's no 1 germ protection soap is continuously support people in their quest for better personal hygiene. For your information, Lifebuoy has been consistently championing health through hygiene throughout its 110 year history.



Recently, Lifebuoy launched Salam Sesuci Lifebuoy campaign to embark on a mission to remind and empower parents, principally mothers that although germs are not visible to the naked eye, they are widespread and can be transmitted via contact. Therefore, Lifebuoy believes that this is a crucial practice to inculcate from a young age, to lay a strong foundation in supporting a child’s growth and development without the hindrance of illnesses. 

Through the Salam Sesuci Lifebuoy campaign, Lifebuoy continues its commitment to promote active hand washing and bathing with soap through the introduction of a series of webisodes and informative resources online.   


I am indeed a very lucky to get a chance experiencing Lifebuoy for free. To be honest, Lifebuoy has been part of our family for ages.





The best of Lifebuoy product range so far would always be Lifebuoy antibacterial body wash - Total 10 with active5. Ok, let me tell you how it is looks like. The liquid comes in soft pink color with comforting flora scent. All you have to do is to pour a few drops onto hand or shower puff and lather all over the body. 



Basically, consumers may choose either to have Lifebuoy in liquid form or soap bar. I tried both and honestly nothing separated between those two despite of course, the price. Once you are done pampering yourself with Lifebuoy body soap, you will feel like stepping out from the spa where in actual fact, you just came out from your own bathroom. 

Perhaps you  may want to know what is so special about Lifebuoy Total 10 Antibacterial Soap. 
  • Regular bathing with Lifebuoy body wash helps to prevent the spread of germs
  • With advanced germ protection ingredient, Active5
  • Cleanses deep into pores for healthy and protected skin.

So, once again, controlling the germs are easy once you know how to take care of your personal hygiene. And as simple as that, Lifebuoy definitely there to support your personal hygiene cleanliness, not only for you but to the rest of the family.



Back to Salam Sesuci Lifebuoy, we can till view the episodes via Lifebuoy Youtube Channel and among those clips uploaded I was really touched by the stories surrounding the orphanage. I've learnt that money can buy anything in the world but money couldnt find true love. The children might have beautiful smiles of the day, but at once, you could see them sitting at the end of the corner missing their families. From this Salam Sesuci Lifebuoy campaign, let's together we shared peace, love and harmony because every human (kids and adults) deserved a happy and healthier life.

To that, I end my note with -- shared the peace and love but not germs..







Monday, August 25, 2014

Mom's Time Out - Lifestyle Asia

I always dreamed to be a perfect mother and wife.

Having to have the kid(s) surrounds me, driving them around for their activities, preparing breakfast / lunch / dinner, hugs and kisses husband and son before they off to work / school at the house door, then quickly rush to boil the water, picking up the clothes on the floor and wash the clothes, ironing, swiping off the dust, waking up before them and sleeping after them (with endless house chores).. It sounds so perfect, easy to do but

YES, difficult to achieve. 

As a career woman, it is not easy to juggle between family and career. Of cos the best thing that you can gain at the end of the day is to see their smiles. Yes, we do feel exhausted but it's all worth it, what more when  you do not own a maid (salute to all mothers out there)

but at times, after your hardwork, somehow i think all mothers deserve a time out.. 

a.k.a your own private time..

So, the question is what happens when the woman in the household disappears and the man takes over? 


LIFETIME’s 1st Asian Production presents MOM’S TIME OUT - a social experiment that explores modern gender roles by doing just that. Frazzled mothers from 3 families across Asia go on an all-expenses-paid 5-day-getaway and leave their husbands in charge. Witness the men being fished out of water as they learn to take on their newfound roles and be completely surprised by the work that entails.



The First Episode premiers on 28 August 2014 on Thursday 9pm on LIFETIME Asia.

3 mothers from Singapore, Manila and Kuala Lumpur bid farewell to their families as they leave for a luxury getaway. As the social experiment begins, Singaporean father Christopher is anxious about taking their 3 sons to a fine-dining restaurant while Malaysian dad Jason attempts to cook for the first time in his life. Left with a crying toddler on his own, Filipino father Kenneth gets close to tipping point after 24 hours without a wink of sleep.

Sounds cool right.. 

By the way, let me introduce you to the family

#ThePangs 


Christopher & Julie Pang, with Marcus (12yo), Michael (8yo) & Matthew (4yo)

From Singapore, meet the Pangs… Dad Christopher and Mom Julie run a successful boutique real-estate company and have 3 boys (12-year-old Marcus, 8-year-old Michael and 4-year-old Matthew). Christopher and Julie often quarrel about their differing parenting principles – Dad is more for corporal punishment while Mom is all about positive reinforcement. What will happen then when Mom is away?

#TheJasons 

Jason & Leishia Kalaichelvams, with Arianna (4yo) & Olivia (2.5yo)

From Malaysia, meet the Jasons... Dad Jason is a motivational speaker who is a self-confessed workaholic who totally loves his job and probably often prioritizes it above his family. Mom Leishia is a homemaker and freelance writer who cares for their two daughters (4-year-old Arianna and 2.5-year-old Olivia). Will things spiral out of control when Mom is not around?


#TheBaileys 



Kenneth & Emerald, with Briah (2.5yo)

From the Philippines, meet the Baileys… Dad Kenneth and stay-at-home Mom Emerald have a 2.5-year-old daughter Briah who is adorable but can be quite a handful! With Dad being the sole breadwinner of the family working night shifts since Briah was born, he now has to take on one of the toughest challenges of his life to care for his daughter while Mom is away. Will he be able to handle it?

To celebrate the premier of this real life episode, Stand to WIN a 3D2N stay at Angsana Lang Co, Central Vietnam when you download the ScanAd app on your Apple & Android devices (im done :)). Open the app & scan it while watching the show to access more content on Mom’s Time Out. You can also share & learn opinions from other parents when you take part in the weekly discussion on the app.

For more information, feel free to visit http://www.lifetimeasia.com/show/moms-time-out-s1


Once you are into this program, don't forget to tag

#MomsTimeOut

Sunday, August 17, 2014

on Hobbies and something like that

It takes two to tango. 

Dalam hidup, masing-masing ada hobi. Ada orang hobi dia pelik, ada orang hobi dia sama dengan hobi keluarga dia atau kawan-kawan terdekat. Untuk saya, semua orang perlukan hobi. Hobi buat kita rasa dunia ni manis. Hobi juga boleh buat kita lari sekejap dari masalah. Ada orang sangat bernasib baik yang dapat menjadikan hobi sebagai punca pendapatan harian dan pulak dapat sokongan dari orang terdekat.

Hobi saya tak berapa banyak dan saya jarang tukar-tukar hobi. Selalunya saya hanya stick kepada satu hobi saje. Lepas dah boring baru saya bertukar. Saya sampai sekarang masih ingat dengan jelas apaaa hobi saya.. 

Masa kecik saya suke kumpul setem. Mungkin budaya kumpul setem ni dah jarang kita nampak dekat budak-budak zaman sekarang. Saya ingat lagi, saya cukup bangga bila pakcik saya yang juga pengumpul setem masa zaman sekolah dia "hands down" his stamp books to me. Buku tu saya masih simpan lagi sampai sekarang. Saya bangga sebab dalam buku tu ada banyak setem yang betul-betul zaman dahulu kala. Andai kata saya nak jual setem tu sekarang, ntah ntah dah beribu-ribu kot harga setem tu.



Kadang-kadang saya tukar setem dengan kawan saya. Buku stamp pertama dibelikan oleh ayah saya pada tahun 1986 (nanti kalau saya retrieve buku tu balik, saya pos dekat sini untuk kenangan) dan akhir sekali saya mempunyai 5 buku setem sampailah saya dah boring kumpul setem.

Kemudian hobi saya bace buku Sweet Valley. Ini semua pengaruh rakan sebaya. Masa tu kawan-kawan saya banyak yang matured cepat sangat. By the time saya umur 12 tahun, saya rasa perangai saya dan kawan-kawan saya dah macam budak sekolah menengah.  I think one of the reason, most of us are the eldest in the family, jadi gaya perwatakan tu memang dah berangan macam orang besar. 


Alhamdulillah, masa tu Baba Mama mampu belikan buku-buku ini untuk saya. I still remember, last time the book was only RM7.90 for Sweet Valley Twins, RM8.90 for Sweet Valley High and RM11.90 for Sweet Valley University.  I have rows and rows and rows of Sweet Valley Books at my house. Ada antaranya saya dah bagi dekat orang, dan ada lagi masih berada di simpanan dekat rumah mak saya. Saya dan kawan saya berlumba-lumba sape dapat bace dulu episod baru.. 

Then saya ada hobi pelik. Kumpul tisu. Like seriously kumpul tisu. Perasan tak kadang-kadang tisu tu ada cap nama restoren tu, i tak tau when it started, tahu tahu, saya letak semua tisu-tisu tu dalam album. Kadang-kadang bila fikir balik macam tak percaya sebab masa kegilaan saya kumpul tisu tu, saya sampai tak malu keluar masuk restoren just nak mintak tisu especially bila dapat kumpul tisu dari restoren mahal-mahal. Memang syok habis..



Untuk hobi ntah ape-ape ni, saya dapatlah jugak kumpul sampai dua album. Tapi album tu tak tau dah kat mana. Sayang kan.. Ye lah kumpul tisu ni, orang lain anggap macam sampah tapi saya rasa macam cukup berharga.

Sekarang bila dah kerja, saya suke melancong. tengok dunia tengok orang luar, tengok ape orang tu buat. tengok ape orang ni buat. I love to be in the hotel. Ye lah, bila u dalam hotel, maksudnya u pergi berjalan-jalan. Tapi biasalah bila mula bekerja kita ada banyak kesempitan wang, nak nak saya ni kahwin awal, tak sempat simpan duit, terus ada komitmen as husband and wife.. :) Saya tak mengeluh, cume cerite kenapa banyak tak boleh berjalan-jalan.

Impian saya banyak.. konon-konon nak merasa pergi tengok luar daripada Malaysia setahun sekali. Tapi ye lah, tak semua impian boleh tercapai. Kadang-kadang duit kita dah ada, fizikal dah boleh pergi , anak pun dah besar, tapi mungkin faktor lain yang menghalang kita untuk tengok dunia luar.

Saat ini, sumpah hati saya macam terpanggil terpanggil untuk be on a jetplane not because of work. Sebenarnya dah lama, tapi saya simpan rasa tu. Malas nak fikir. Tapi itulah bahana ada nya social media, Facebook Instagram, kawan-kawan dok update ke sane sini, hati ni lagiii lah macam kene ketuk suruh pergi.

But not all you think is what people think. and not what you want, is what people want. some dreams are good to be just a dream. I dream and i think that's the only right thing to do despite the fact that i may regret twenty years from now not to do things that i think i can do. 

So, what i can say is.. i am a dream traveler... ok la tu kan..

daaa.... malam ni i teringin nak pergi Prague :)

-- ok sambung kene buat keje, kene wajib siap  by tomorrow morning --

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Husband new hobby: Calligraphy / Canvas / Tulisan Khat

It's a fact that my husband loves to switch hobbies from one another. It started with photography.. Different categories of photography technique.. from landscape, small insects then it moves to mountain climbing, he went for numerous hiking activities and conquered many of famous mountains in Indonesia (despite the physical doesn't look like one :p)..

and now he ventures into new exciting hobby -- 

art calligraphy.. tulisan khat dan sewaktu dengannya.. 

ok, he once attended khat class in Kota Kemuning three years back, but at that time, it was merely to learn and master the art of khat. 

But this year like many other years, I was not sure how it started, but Mr. Husband tends to buy all art stuff, "visiting" all art shops that he knows and yada yada he is now producing many watercolor artwork.

Yada yada, and the "addiction" even worst when he won the first prize painting competition in Pahang (should blog about this one fine day). What I like most of this new hobby is, -- now Mr. Husband starts to think of generating some cash out of his hobbies .. oh ya, dont you know that marriage is like a workshop. The man works and the woman shops :) 

But when it comes to real painting, we found out that there is only a niche market in Malaysia and not many of us are interested in buying some real painting.. and i admit that. At it even more difficult when Mr. Husband is a newcomer in this industry. 

I'm not forcing him, but he is turning back to his calligraphy skill and wahla it works.. 

Alhamdulillah. Trust me, Mr. Husband is the type of person who doesn't care the value of his artwork. To him, he is more appreciating those who can value the hardwork . But when his "Ministry of Finance" comes into play, so there you go.. im turning this into cash :p

Why not kan.. Takkan nak simpan semua dekat rumah..

From one canvas to another, we are surprised with the response.. Alhamdulillah.. so, here are some of the painting for your view. Let me start with the painting that i like most.. 



and we go to the only available painting at home. Ada sape nak, i can sell this at much cheaper cheaper price. Size 4' x 3'. Besar.





and the below (green 1000 dinar painting), insyaAllah will be in Doha :) 



Bila ambil gambar nak macam lusuh.. but honestly it is a nice painting



This is all from his 10 fingers, no digital artwork is needed.



below is Ayat Qursi but when the picture was taken it was not 100% completed. 



and let me ends with this syok sendiri photo from Mr. Husband. All of his artwork below are taken except one that i mentioned above



Oh, so long you contact us directly, we are selling at much much cheaper price (many of our clients are shocked with our pricing :p - katenyer kesian husband saye).. but once husband's painting joined any gallery.. habis.. harga jadi lainnnnnnnnn 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Iftar - Seri Pacific

Kalau ikutkan ingat dah tak de harapan dah makan buffet dekat hotel untuk keluarga kecik kami memandangkan untuk kami-kami ni nak belanjakan diri makan buffet dekat hotel dengan harga more than RM50++ seorang adalah rasa sangat membazir.

Sekali dua hari sebelum raya, my mum bagi message dekat Whatsapp group kata pak sedara saya Pak Jang ajak semua keturunan arwah Hj Abu Hassan (atok saya) dekat Seri Pacific Hotel. Memang orang kata pucuk dicita ulam mendatang.


Pak Jang saya yang kopiah putih tu


Bersama suami saya yang masih lagi belum trim janggut untuk raya dan saya bersama baju dan tudung favorite saya masa ni.. bile belek balik, banyak betul gambar-gambar yang saya ambik dengan baju and tudung ni.. kalau dah suke tu memang sentiasalah berulang-ulang..


Emir sengaja tutup mata lepas lense camera ditujukan straight dekat muke dia.


Ayah saya bersama sebahagian sepupu-sepupu laki. tak semua yang berjaya datang sebab ada yang dah pulang ke keluarga mertua. dalam family belah mak saya ni, saya cucu sulung, cucu-cucu semua ada 30 orang. Emir memang banyaklah "pakcik" "makcik" yang ada lagi muda pada dia.. and he kind of "amazeee" tak percaya auntie lagi baby pada dia


with one of my cousins - Balqis


Bersama half of sepupu sepapat.. ada yang dapat balik ada yang tak dapat balik. yang rambut panjang tu rambut macam Sunsilk, lembut sungguh.. katanya UK nak potong rambut mahal :p
with all of us except yours truly yang jadi cameraman.. 


Alhamdulillah, terima kasih Pak Jang.. sebab makanan sedap sangat, dan sebab banyak sangat nak cerita, makanya saya tak ambik satu pun gambar makanan.. :p

tapi yang pasti, semua orang cakap 

"the best buffet spread for iftar"

so think about it :)

 

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