Thursday, 15 December 2011

Near end of 2011

Alhamdulillah, Praise to God now I can be up and writing blogs again...I can even open my fb now (i used to be sooo sick of it) ....

I think thanks to the little trip down south.....I've improved a lot after the vacation, not tremendously a lot but simply better than before....I still can't wash the dishes (I CANNOT SMELL SUNLIGHT, maybe after dis i'll change to lil girl's milk bottle cleaning soap) .... or cooking....

Next year our family will embrace new changes, new challenges, new lives....Are we prepared for it? My guess is still 30-70, 70% not prepared....An unknown future awaits us, exciting but still dangerous...with a new family member coming along....Can we cope? We'll be needing a lot of prayers....

A lot of my frens are going thru changes as well....most of them already get married/going to....some had babies....some transferring to another country....some had/going to have 2nd baby....we are maturing along with the changes that is surrounding us....

I surely feel not dat young anymore...there are people younger than me starts working, calling me 'kak intan'.....aargghh (i dont like being called kak, making me feel old.....respect doesnt mean dat u need to call somebody 'kakak'....i know its a malay culture thingy....still i beg to differ in this matter...well atleast if u r 10yrs++ gap, u deserved to be called 'kakak'...but if ur only 2-3 yrs gap, do u need to? i still wanna feel young u know...'kakak' juz make me aged...adek-my own sista, u r an exception).....im starting to feel like an adult now (what??!? now only u r accepting dat fact??! u already 1 husband wit 1 child...now only u feel like an adult???!!) ...

Whatever it is, come what may (motto for my old st george's school i think...is it?? hmmm...)

-Entry was done after 'kejadian emosi xstabil semlm...harini kena stat wat keja balik'-

Friday, 4 November 2011

Blur Blank Blurp

I LURVE MY HUBBY SOOOOO MUCH!!! YESTERDAY, TODAY, NOW N FOREVER WILL BE....

I lurveeeee my two hunny bunnies in my life, soon to become 3....

Hubby takes care everything...

He takes care of me....

He takes care of lil cutie pie....

He takes care of the house....

He's juz wonderfully amazing....He is SUPERPAK!!!!

Lil cutie pie is also generally a good girl....only misbehaving a bit here n there....

She is soooo attached to her father right now....dun care if mommy is around or not....

Cant blame her though....daddy was the one changing her diapers, bathing her, plays wit her....

Bullying her father until the point where going to the toilet needs a sweet treat...tunggulah ibu dah 5,6 bulan nnt, jaga dia, xdak kasik can punya, nangis guling2 pon ibu heret pi toilet gak....

Lil girl has developed a very sweet tooth for candies, lollipops n all the sweet things in the world...she does not like chocs though....

Me? Lying around most of the time....even got medical leave for the whole of last week....

Been at war with the toilet cleaner at the office...

Whenever i wanna go vomit, she will soooooo happenly to close the toilet for cleaning...

Whenever i wanna vomit, she'll be there staring, thinking omg dis lady is going to ruin my sinks...

Not dat i actually able to vomit at work, it'll only be air coming out....

I will usually wait till i get home b4 throwing everything out, to the point where i cut my throat vomiting apples (they're very hard)....yes, i vomitted blood (only a bit here n there, nothing serious)....

Praying hard dat i will get stronger...n stronger....n stronger....

p/s : now whenever i pray for my lil cutie pie, i will mention the baby as well....felt kinda awkard n weird...i will soon hv 2, cant imagine having 2 lil earthlings of my own (horror!!)....hope not....

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

At War

tgh berperang....

dgn diri sendiri....

menahan dgn sekuat-kuat hati....

Ya Allah, berilah aku kekuatan...

aku tidak mahu tewas....



P/s : Ibu n pak syg lil girl sooooooo much tau!!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Ramadhan...new resolutions


  • dis few weeks was hell for me at work...i got a lot of issues dat required my full attention....huuwwwaaaaaarrrggghhhhh!&*$%^&*??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cooking : i plan to cook atleast one dish a day....everytime when we're breaking fast at home....to motivate myself, i plan (in excel sumore!!) the list of dishes...much2 easier than cracking ur head everyday thinking wat am i going to cook...wat is hubby going to eat...wat is lil girl going to eat....wat is delicious....i dun want it to be the same as yesterday...thus, another headache besides than the stomachache...

  • iftar : taking the fasting month rather +vely dis yr.....another method to lose weight hihi....so my resolution is to cut down rice intake n esp food-dat-looks-yummy-at-pasar-ramadhan-when-ur-hungry-at-6pm-after-a-hard-day-at-work....all the waste down the drain...pocket money also drain....

  • tarawikh : 4 days has gone by....n i've managed to do it...2 times!!....by myself!!...at home!!...dats sure an accomplishment right....u know how hard it is to do it by urself at home vs going to the mosque following the imam...altho only 8 rakaat, surah lazim (so its quite short =P)...dats surely beats last yr record of only once.....kudos to lil cutie pie for sleeping early....hope to maintain the consistency....

  • sahur : one thing i can be proud of myself is i always wakes up early in the morning to prepare for sahur (sum people eats before going to sleep at 1-2am)....dis is our 3rd yr of fasting together....alhamdulillah, i still manage to fulfill my responsibility...warming up yesterday's iftar dish...frying nuggets/eggs...boiling telur masin...sumtimes even cooking the rice at 5am (still sempat tu b4 subuh !!).....

  • raya prep : recycle from sis's wedding...additional tshirts (hubby), accessory n tudung (me), gowns n socks n blouse n skirt n mayb pants (lil girl)....see who has the most new things here?? dis chapter, yet to be closed....

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

3D video causes extra eye strain and fatigue says Samsung study

taken from here :

http://www.soyacincau.com/2011/07/25/3d-video-causes-extra-eye-strain-and-fatigue-says-samsung-study/


Here’s another reason why 3D is pointless. A study funded in part by Samsung’s R&D division conducted by the University of California-Berkley revealed that 3D displays cause extra eye fatigue. The study, published in the Journal of Vision last week found that when test subjects watched 3D content, they reported more eye strain and fatigue and less vision clarity afterward than when they watched 2D content.

This additional eye strain is caused by the disparity between the depth of the screen and the depth of the 3D image, though researchers also found that the relationship between image depth and nearness of the screen is also a factor in causing eye strain.

Essentially what this means is that while a cinematic 3D experience in a movie theater can be relatively comfortable, watching 3D movies at home is likely to cause stress to your eyeballs due to the much shorter distance available between the viewer and the display. Though this is not to say that watching a 3D movie in a cinema is not strenuous either.

Where at home and with 3D mobile devices like a 3D smarthphone (like the LG Optimus 3D) or a 3D portable gaming console (like the Nintendo 3DS), a 3D content viewed over a short distance is more visually uncomfortable when the 3D image is placed in front of the screen. In a movie theaters where the distance between the screen and viewer is greater, it’s the opposite: 3D content that appear deeper within the screen or behind the screen causes more discomfort than images that jump out at you.

Hit up the source link for the full report if you want to read it. So, what are your thoughts about 3D?

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say no to 3D maybe until 10-20 yrs later?? interesting....=D

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Mode Hempuk Kepala

Dia memperlekehkan pilihanku...

Pastu dia suh aku alter to dis 3 choices :

1- No. 49 in the WORLD! (*hempuk kepala*)

2- No. 24 in the WORLD!! (*hempuk hempuk kepala*)

3- No. 3 in the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (*hempuk kepala bertalu2*...unimaginable!!)

Adakah patut!??#$%^&*((^&*(*)!!!!!

I am NOT albert einstein yg kepala serabut putih ituh....exams and research are 2 different things...can i excel in both???!?

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Lil girl is not feeling well BUT im glad dat shes still active n cheerful....sorry sayang last night ibu marah2, i havent been sleeping enuf for 3 days due to previous anxiety.....

Ibu have been very susah hati before dat u werent urself the last time u got fever....u got moody, clingy, unfriendly, no smiles n jumping when ibu fetched back in the evenings....i tot sumthin is disturbing u (Hope not!)....

But ibu knows ur very strong....juz like ibu n pak...u will fight fight fight all the bad guys (bacterias n virus)....

LOVE U SAYANG.....

P/s : Dis is a big step...lets hope everyone enjoys the ride...

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Top 5 Tips to Build Wealth and Success

taken from Yahoo Finance...

Warren Buffett is worth $45 billion. That wealth isn't only a factor of savvy investing and good business — the "Oracle of Omaha" is also known as a penny pincher. Buffett still lives in the same Omaha, Neb., home he bought in 1958 for $31,500.

Follow his frugal formula, and you too may wind up with a lot more money than you ever dreamed.

This week Financially Fit covers five tips to build wealth and success.

1. Live Below Your Means.
Being wealthy isn't just a product of your salary or investment prowess; it's learning how to save.

"We can make a lot of money, you can make a little bit of money, but the second you spend all the money is when people get into trouble. Saving is the key to preserving your wealth," says Ed Butowsky, managing partner of Chapwood Capital Investment Management, a firm that manages money for wealthy individuals.

As many Americans realized during the booming real estate market, just because you think you can afford something doesn't mean you should buy it. Keeping an eye on your bottom line will pay dividends over the long term.

*msk tabung sehari singgit pon menyimpan gak kan...*

2. Bounce Back From Defeat
With nearly 15 million workers unemployed right now in the U.S., it's easy to get discouraged. Don't! Most successful and wealthy people have overcome obstacles and failure along the way. Steve Jobs was ousted from Apple when he was 30. Today, he's a billionaire and a legend. Plus, after getting fired, he created another billion-dollar media company, Pixar.

"Bouncing back from defeat is something all great achievers have. They have this undying belief good things will happen and will continue to happen," says Butowsky.

Take Michael Jordan. "His airness" was cut from his high school basketball team. Motivated by the rejection, Jordan became a star the next season. The rest is history.

*usaha tangga kejayaan....jgn putus asa!!*

3. Self-Promote
Regardless of the profession, the rich and successful tend to have a strong sense of self-worth — key to skillfully navigating an upward career path. Mark Hurd, who was ousted as CEO of Hewlett-Packard in August, couldn't be kept down for long. Using his business skills and connections, in September, Hurd was named president of Oracle. (Hurd and Oracle founder Larry Ellison are known to be close friends.)

*skill to sell urself.....ni kena blaja lg...blom fully acquired..*

4. Have Street Smarts
Bernie Madoff lived the high life for decades, scamming unsuspecting clients, with a money-making formula that proved too good to be true. Only afterward did we learn that with a little due diligence, most clients could have easily uncovered the fraud.

But it's not only the swindlers and the con men you have to watch out for. Many times, friends and family take advantage of the rich. Whether it's a handout or an investment idea, Butowsky advises his high net worth clients that in most cases, it's wisest to just say "no." The best way to do that: have someone else do it for you.

"You need to really set up a wall between you and your family," he advises. "If you don't want to give them (family or friends) money ... saying no is probably a good idea."

*need to becareful guys!!*

5. Buy Cheap
The rich can afford to splurge, but that doesn't mean they do.

John Paulson, a billionaire hedge fund manager, bought his Hamptons "dream house at a bargain basement price," according to Greg Zuckerman, author of the Paulson-based book, "The Greatest Trade Ever." The story has it that Paulson eyed the home while it was in foreclosure. Finally, on a rain-soaked day, he purchased the home on the Southampton town hall steps. He was the only bidder.

On New York City's Upper East Side, Michael's— The Consignment Shop for Women— has been a bargain-hunting destination for more than 60 years. "We have a good percentage of women who can afford to shop on Madison Avenue but really like the idea of saving that money," says proprietor Tammy Gates.

From Chanel to Gucci and Louis Vuitton, the store specializes in high-end designer merchandise for a reasonable price. Speaking of her clientele, Gates says, "they're wealthy for a reason. They recognize that bargains keep people wealthy. Paying top dollar when you don't have to doesn't make sense."

*dis one, mo man tai....yeah, i admit...im a cheapskate...*__* *

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Feeling like a teenager....

Beloved hubby downloaded a Korean series for me....Marry me Mary/Mary stayed out all night.... i didnt asked him to...juz dat i prepared a list of the korean series dat i would like to watch in my leisure time....n put in on his desktop.....a good way of hinting i suppose =P...tenkiu very much my honey bunnie.....

http://asianmediawiki.com/Marry_Me,_Mary!

Dis drama is exactly wat i would be daydreaming of ten years ago when i was a teenager....revolving a secret,forced marriage, but to a handsome lad...initially he's a jerk...but as u go on, he's not bad after all....so at first u hate him, then later on u'll fall in love with him....the thrill is of coz at the secrecy part where u need to becareful dat no one knows ur married, esp to dis guy...for watever reason there is....hihihi, guess i watched too much drama or read too many malay romance novels =P....

Anyhow, dis drama has a similar storyline.....but the extra bonus is the male lead is soooooooooo kawaiiiii....yeah, too much like a lady....i can imagine hubby shaking his head in disbelief....too jambuu for him =P...but its a drama, u need to feast ur eyes right....n the supporting male lead is good looking as well...hence, for the first time ever, i hv the problem of choosing who do i support...Who would u choose?

Mu-Gyul (Jang Geun-Suk) is the lead vocalist and guitarist for a rock band. He is chic and lives a carefree bohemian lifestyle. He doesn't talk much and only wants to make music. Mu-Gyul doesn't care about success. He also suffers trauma with his mother and, because of this, becomes tired of the women he dates and leaves them. Mu-Gyul is a bad guy to women. When it appears Mu-Gyul will never get married a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes about. He meets Mary, money becomes involved and a 100 days of marriage ensues. During this time, Mu-Gyul not knowing the meaning of family, surprisingly falls in love with Mary who is combative, loyal, and spunky. Mu-Gyul finds himself becoming a rival of Jung-In for Mary's love.

Jung-In (Kim Jae-Wook) is the president of music company JI Entertainment producing a music drama. Jung-In was born into a wealthy family and has never lacked money. Jung-In is also good looking and has good manners. Because of this, Jung-In appears to be highly eligible bachelor for marriage. But, Jung-In also has a cold side - he doesn't like becoming too close to people. His weakest point is that he can never say no to his father. He enters into a 100 day fake marriage with Mary and soon falls in love with Mary. Jung-In also comes across Mu-Gyul who will help fulfill Jung-In's dream in the music world. Mu-Gyul will also become a rival for Jung-In over Marry.

I want both of them....huwaaaaarrrgghhhh........

P/s : dis is my way of letting some steam off...after a hard day at work n having to keep up wit lil girl....juz like the university days....syiok, syiok!!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

A sad sad day...

i thought im strong
but i thought wrong

i thought its easy
i never know how stressful it would be

i thought ill be okay
it was a very sad sad day

ariana is weeping outside
ibu is weeping inside (n outside too)

sob sob....

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update :


last week i was in alot of pain...i got blisters on my B....not sure whether its from lil girl's gum infection or not...yeah, lil cutie got gum infection dat make her lose 1kg....she was in much discomfort dat she refused to eat....no milk, no food thru her throat....making the parents in such a stressful week...

so i was crying when i had to bf her....took me a few days to realize dat the blisters dat are hurting me....went to see the doctor, luckily i got the same blisters on my hand (dats y im not sure whether the blisters are connected to the gum infection or not), so i can show it to him....he gave me antibiotics and a cream to be applied on the affected areas...


i had to stop breastfeeding rightaway...the dilemma was to stop for good or temporarily...if i were to wean last week, i knew lil girl wont be ready....I WONT be ready myself....dat adds on to my heartache.....

all dis while i had planned to stop bf when she turns 2 years old...ive been complaining to not being able to sleep comfortably...always worrying whether she'll bite my B....she'll bf for a very long time, stuck to my B, making me tired....all dis negative thoughts, negative feelings...backfired me when i had to stop immediately.....she was crying n throwing tanthrum...n i couldnt bear to listen to her...couldnt bear the thought dat i can no longer comfort her, stopped her from crying wit bf...i actually loved her being attached to me like dat...i kept telling her dat ibu is in pain....do u think an 18months baby will understand dat?

she's bfing not for milk...merely for comfort purpose.....a habit to go to sleep especially at night....now, how do u change a habit for a baby? its very difficult right....well, we manage to go thru the first night....i was singing twinkle2 lilttle star n zikir in a very husky voice (kihkihkih...to hubby it would still sound like minnie mouse =P).....need to 'dukung' her (her head on my shoulder) and walk around in the bedroom...

the routine goes on for 2 days b4 both my B was full...dis time i was in another kind of pain (sebelum ni luka, skang ni tambah satu lg, bengkak la plak)...so i had no choice but to let her bf even tho it was too traumatic for me...

now, a week had passed by...i no longer pump at work...ive long decided to stop pumping when she reached 1 1/2 y.o....my blisters are getting less but wont disappear completely yet....i bf only at night going to sleep...she would wake up once or twice for milk...even after bf, shes still grumpy so i had to wake hubby up to make her milk...i'll prepare hot water, cold water, FM and bottle upstairs every night......a routine dat needed to start only recently...sorry sayang, ur sleep will be disturbed every now n then....

i will now research on how to wean babies from bf, a topic i didnt care about until last week....my plan is to stop bf lil girl when she reaches 2 y.o...lets hope half a year from now, i will be less tramautized....

'Ya Allah, please give me the strength dat i need...aminnn....'

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The 5 Biggest Fitness Mistakes

an article taken from yahoo health...

People are always asking me questions about fitness. Two reasons: 1) I’m an editor at the world’s largest health and fitness magazine; 2) they think I’m the other Bill Phillips.

Truth is, I’m no fitness expert, but I’ve been at the magazine long enough to play one at cocktail parties:

• “Is it better to exercise in the morning or evening?” (Exercise when you feel like it, which will reduce the chances you won’t do it at all.)
• “Which builds muscle more effectively: machines or free weights?” (Which cleans your car more effectively: a machine wash or a hand wash?)
• “Why don’t I have abs yet?” (Because you have a day job, enjoy Doritos, and aren’t a genetic freak.)

But when the questions get really tough, I turn to Adam Campbell, the Men’s Health Fitness Director. He sits right next to me. Adam understands fitness better than anyone I know.

In fact, a few years ago, I walked into his office and told him that I was hiring a personal trainer. Even though I was exercising—pushups, situps, crunches—I was still packing on pounds. That morning, I’d looked in the mirror and saw a fat guy staring back. I freaked. I needed to make big changes, quick.

“You don’t need to find a personal trainer,” he told me. “You need to find an hour.”
An hour? Adam promised that if I could make time to exercise 20 minutes a day, three days a week—while cutting my two-sodas-a-day habit—I’d be lean again in no time. My workouts were ineffective, he explained, because I was battering the same small muscles over and over. He gave me a workout that hit all my large muscle groups. When these muscles grew bigger, he said, they’d burn more calories—and I’d begin to lose weight.

He was right. Over the next six months, I dropped 20 pounds.

If you’ve looked into the mirror recently and didn’t recognize the person staring back, I’ve got good news. Adam is happy to be your personal trainer, too. I asked him what advice he’d give men and women in my situation: Working out, but not seeing results. He wrote up this list of the five biggest fitness blunders—along with the fixes you need for the results you want.

Mistake #1: You Don't Lift Weights
You’ve no doubt been told that aerobic exercise is the key to losing your gut, but weight training is actually more valuable. Three reasons:

1. Lifting protects your muscle. When people diet without lifting weights, research shows that 75 percent of their weight loss is from fat and 25 percent is muscle. That 25 percent may reduce your scale weight, but it doesn’t do a lot for your reflection in the mirror. However, if you weight train as you diet, your weight loss is more likely to be 100 percent fat. Think of it in terms of liposuction: The whole point is to simply remove unattractive flab, right? That’s exactly what you should demand from your workout.

2. Lifting boosts your metabolism. Your muscles need energy to repair and upgrade your muscle fibers after each resistance-training workout. For instance, a University of Wisconsin study found that when people performed a total-body workout comprised of just three big-muscle exercises, their metabolisms were elevated for 39 hours afterward. What’s more, they also burned a greater percentage of their calories from fat during this time, compared with those who weren’t hitting the weights.

3. Lifting torches calories. It’s considered common knowledge that jogging burns more calories than weight training. Turns out, when scientists at the University of Southern Maine used an advanced method to estimate energy expenditure during exercise, they found that weight training burns as many as 71 percent more calories than originally thought. The researchers calculated that performing just one circuit of eight exercises—which takes about 8 minutes—can expend 159 to 231 calories. That’s about the same as running at a 6-minute mile pace for the same duration.
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Mistake #2: You Don’t Use the Right Dumbbells
Ladies, we’re especially talking to you on this one. Your goal is to challenge your muscles, not just go through the motions. For instance, if you can lift a weight 15 times, it’s not going to do your muscles much good to lift it for only 8 repetitions. A good way to gauge if a weight is appropriate: Note the point at which you start to struggle. Let’s say you’re doing 10 repetitions. If all 10 seem easy, then the weight you’re using is too light. However, if you start to struggle on your tenth repetition, you’ve chosen the correct poundage.

Mistake #3: You Don’t Work Your Lower BodyTo cut inches from your waist, make sure you’re working the muscles below your belt. In a Syracuse University study, people burned more calories the day after they did lower-body resistance training than the day after they worked their upper body. “Leg muscles—like your quads and glutes—generally have more muscle mass than those of your chest and arms,” says study author Kyle Hackney, Ph.D. (c), C.S.C.S. “Work more muscle during your exercise session, and your body has to expend more energy to repair and upgrade them later.” So the best approach, of course, is to hit every muscle each workout.

Mistake #4: You Don’t Watch What You Eat
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. After all, you can eat 1,000-calorie fast food burger in just 5 minutes, but it’ll take you more than an hour to burn that many calories with physical activity. So make sure you’re not using exercise as an excuse to eat whatever you want. You may even find that regular workouts help you better follow a smart eating plan. Case in point: University of Pittsburgh researchers studied 169 overweight adults for 2 years and found that the participants who didn’t follow a 3-hour-a-week training plan ate more than their allotted 1,500 calories a day. The reverse was also true—sneaking snacks sabotaged their workouts. The study authors say it’s likely that both actions are a reminder to stay on track, reinforcing your weight-loss goal and drive.

Mistake #5: You Skip Workouts
We’re all busy, but that’s usually just a lame excuse. After all, plenty of people find time to exercise. And when was the last time you heard someone say they regretted their workout? Probably never, and here’s why: U.K. researchers found that workers were 15 percent more productive on the days they made time to exercise compared to days they skipped their workout. They were also 15 percent more tolerant of their coworkers. Now, consider for a moment what these numbers mean to you: On days you exercise, you can—theoretically at least—accomplish in an eight-hour day what normally would take you nine hours and 12 minutes. Or you’d still work nine hours, but get more done, leaving you feeling less stressed and happier with your job, another perk that the workers reported on the days they exercised.

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Bless me for having a workplace which is just 10 mins from home so dat i can go back at lunchtime juz to sweep the floor or drying my laundry out in the sun....hey, im too knackered to do housework by the time i got home at night....

Now, i've added a new routine...to do around 15-20 mins of workout...bought a dance aerobics dvd....ive enjoyed dancing since i was little (i joined 'boria' once)...n hates boring jogging (not fun at all!!)...but since i still dont feel any changes i guess the above tips must be right....will strictly follow them now...

Thursday, 5 May 2011

*Merong mode*

SEDETIK LEBIH

Setiap nafas yang dihembus

Setiap degupan jantung

Aku selalu memikirkanmu

Dalam sedar dibuai angan

Dalam tidur dan khayalan

Aku selalu memikirkanmu


Ternyata ku perlukan cinta dari dirimu sayang

Barulah terasa ku bernyawa


Kasihku…ku amat mencintai kamu

Kerana kau beri erti hidup

Ku kan terus mencinta sedetik lebih selepas selamanya


Di kala penuh ketakutan dengan badai kehidupan

Ku bersyukur adanya kamu


Biarlah kehilangan semua yang dimiliki di dunia

Asal masih adanya kamu




  • finally watched the movie last night...wanting to watch it in the cinemas but by the time i looked at the showtime schedule, the movie is already out from the listings....been bz wit sis's wedding b4....

  • overall, not bad for a malaysian made CGI movie...thinking positively here...

  • ending sucks big time...ending wit the story teller only? some more cartoon like graphic at the end? i once read somewhere, dat person imagined the ending with merong's body sent back to embuk wit enhanced background song of the OST sedetik lebih....fuhhhh, lebih mengancammmmm....mayb there's a sequel to it? if so, dat explains the abrupt ending...

  • review said Stephen's voice was too husky...i hv no problem wit dat...but same as Maya Karin, they need to improve on their slang...hubby n i was laughing when some of his pronounciation was like mat saleh...

  • embuk too sexy?? guess dis is for the overseas market...

  • dato' rahim razali's hair....dont u think its too over? sorry to say, but like an ape?

  • fighting scenes are also cool..but stephen's body too big? personal preference would be slimmer-6-packs upper body...=P

  • ANUAR ZAIN ROCKS!! HE'S MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MALE MALAY SINGER....KRU MADE THE WISEST N BEST DECISION IN LETTING HIM SING THE OST...DATS ANOTHER REASON WHY I BADLY WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE!!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

How to parent Gen Y and Z

An article taken from the star online.......

How to parent Gen Y and Z 4 April 2011
By BRIGITTE ROZARIO


Generation Y and Z have grown up not knowing a world without the Internet. For them, everything is readily available at their fingertips. They have instant food, instant information and they want instant answers and success. They don't believe in downtime nor do they believe in wasting time. These are the two generations that parents today find themselves raising. Generally, Generation Y includes those born from 1981-1994; while Generation Z includes those born from 1995 till 2009. Parenting Generation Y and Z proves to be challenging for Baby Boomers (those born from 1946-1964) and Generation X (those born from 1965-1980) who often find themselves unable to keep up with their children.

With that in mind, parents and authors Jamilah Samian and her husband Ahmad Fakhri Hamzah have written a book called The Groovy Guide to Parenting Gen Y and Z. Jamilah and Ahmad have six children – four Gen Y's and two Gen Z's. In addition, they have interviewed many parents, teenagers and children on this subject and both Jamilah and Ahmad have been involved in training parents (in seminars) and youths (leadership and public speaking workshops) since 2006. It was at these seminars that parents kept asking them how to raise Gen Y and Z. This led to the couple authoring this book. “We realise that there is a gap between current theories and action. In short, how do you translate those theories you read about raising kids who eat, sleep and breathe the Internet into action? Everyone knows they are different; they speak a different language, they have their noses buried in the Internet all the time. This book is full of ideas, 123 to be exact, for what kind of specific actions you can take to raise them,” explains Jamilah.

According to her, the parenting style today cannot be the same as the one used by our parents to raise us. This is because the world has changed greatly since then. While we grew up watching our fathers leave home to go to work each morning, Gen Y and Z know there are options. There is flexi-hour work, freelancing, part-time work and working from home. They know that they have choices. As for school, while most of us went to government schools, today's children have a host of options – government, private, international and even home schooling. Explains Ahmad: “They live in an environment where they have a lot of options, where flexibility is acceptable and they thrive on technology. They live in an environment where information is easily available and they know that no one knows everything. “As parents, understanding the environment that they are in and being able to adopt and adapt makes us much better sounding boards for them as they grow. “They appreciate you more if you can explain to them your viewpoint rather than just be authoritative. “The reason why there is a tendency to follow our parents' parenting style is because our parents experimented on us, we turned out fine therefore it must be the right thing to do. “But do not forget that the outside world also influences our children. That element is something you cannot ignore.”

Jamilah and Ahmad outline some common challenges and solutions to parenting Gen Y and Z:

Multitasking / lack of focus / short attention span
Multitasking works for certain low-level tasks such as chatting while having a sip of water and browsing the morning newspaper. However, research has proven that multitasking lowers the quality of work we produce for high-level activities. This is why Gen Y and Z children need to be trained to focus on one task at a time for certain activities.

Instant gratification
Gen Y and Z are known for wanting everything NOW! Research proves that kids who are not able to wait for gratification are less likely to succeed in life. The antidote for Instant Gratification is Delayed Gratification. Parents need to train their children about delayed gratification – when you wait for something and work hard to achieve it, the reward is all that much more fulfilling.

Self-entitlement
A positive sense of entitlement pushes your Gen Y or Z to be more assertive. This is the kind of attitude that makes him ask questions in class or at the doctor’s or the restaurant because he feels entitled to an explanation from the teacher, doctor or waiter. However, if your child feels that you owe him a living or a reward for every task he does, that's when the line has been crossed. Then, it is time to work on your child's lack of gratitude, humility and inflated sense of self-esteem.

Unrealistic view of their comfortable lives
Gen Y and Z seem to see their parents as a safety net since most of their parents seem to live comfortable lives. Instead of becoming more self-reliant, they depend on their parents to feed and clothe them although they are already employed. As a parent, regardless of how much you are earning, you’ll have to decide whether you want your Gen Y to become more or less self-reliant. The sooner you train them to become self-reliant, the better it is for their self-worth. At times, this may mean tough love, saying “NO” as and when needed, with a clear purpose of raising them to become self-reliant.

Balance of need and deserve
Jamilah does not believe parents today are spoiling their Gen Y and Z children. They are merely equipping them with the tools they need to survive in today's technologically-equipped world. “It’s all about balance. You give them what they need and deserve; without overdoing it. Don’t make life too easy for your kids. Regularly throw them challenges that stretches them a bit more than the usual. “Don’t try too hard to please when things don’t work out for your kids. Resilience is something that will do any kid a lot of good,” she says. Jamilah and Ahmad's son recently wanted to visit his friend in South Africa. Instead of buying his flight ticket for him and paying for his accommodation, they suggested he find a way to earn enough money for his flight ticket. That's exactly what he did by selling chocolate chip cookies, which proved to be a hit. Not only did their son earn enough money for the flight ticket; business was so good he has decided to continue his cookie business! Jamilah and Ahmad, authors of the book 'The Groovy Guide to Parenting Gen Y and Z', advocate engaging Generation X and Y and harnessing their strengths.

Communication and technology
Jamilah says that getting on Facebook and other social networking sites helps communication but it doesn't replace face-to-face interaction with her children. Ahmad adds that it's all about communication and building the relationship. “Which communication tool is more effective? It may not be the mode of communication for all your children. “I think you need to look at it and see if it is going to help you become a better parent. If so, then why not use it? You may find that (using these social networks) opens up communication with your children,” he says. They both agree that communication may be the most challenging aspect of parenting Gen Y and Z. But, as Ahmad points out, communication has been a parenting challenge for all generations through the ages.

Conclusion

With the changing environment and many more elements to deal with, parents might feel like they need to be very involved in their children's lives. This poses another challenge, however. In monitoring and guiding the children, there is a risk of micromanaging. There is a fine line between guiding and micromanaging and it is so easy to cross it. Jamilah warns parents not to cross that line as the hand-holding and micromanaging should stop when the child starts working or is legally an adult. Parents should start letting go and allowing the child to take the lead as they enter the teenage years. “Realising that each and every child has his or her own unique strengths, we as parents must take the responsibility to harness that strength. “That's the power of parenting,” says Ahmad. Ultimately, the couple advises parents to engage their Gen Y and Z children. “Perform tasks with them. Get them involved. Do things together with them and let them participate. It makes your relationship more engaging. Make it fun. They would love to be able to interact with you. “You just need to be more interactive with them as they are so easily distracted. However, once something catches their attention they will be glued to it,” he says.

Ahmad suggests giving each child a task when going on trips. Put them in charge of something and let them be responsible. Let go and give them the responsibility of some decisions.

This is how you keep Gen Y and Z engaged.

Monday, 4 April 2011

New spirit..

Whats new...hmm, last week i had asthma attack ('semput', 'penat', 'lelah'...whatever they call in malay)...i woke up coughing at 2am in the morning, n i tried to go back to sleep which i failed to do...i simply cant breathe naturally....need to exhale n inhale by force....drank cough syrup, rub 'minyak rimau' on my chest....nada, not working...finally woke hubby up to fetch me some warm water...grumpily, he still went downstairs, hihii...then, i decided i cant stand anymore..need the nebulizer...went to the only 24-hours clinic that i know of, they are CLOSED n will only be open at 3am...@!#$%%$%^^%^%....hence, hospital emergency it is.....the ordeal ended at 4am, with lil girl throwing tantrum n wont stay wit daddy anymore....the best thing is the cough syrup given is very much drowsy dat it put me to sleep in half an hour time =P.....

Today starts the new week of APRIL....so my next goal to look good will b on Raya 2011 celebration...dat is on 30 August 2011....bought a dance routine dvd, means aerobic at night?? maybe add some badminton sessions wit frens....increase less-fat-less-calories-less-cholesterol-healthier-made-at-home food intake....

So wat happen for sis wedding? result is disastrously FAILED....wit gastric and asthma..all i never had my entire life b4...i guess after being married n given birth, the human body starts to change (i.e. angin sudah masuk dlm badan daaaa)...need extra supplements to maintain own health....JAMU is not to be forgotten, a malay tradition =D....

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Life goes on..

- sis got married last week....wedding planner successful (wahahaha, perasan =P)....almost shed some tears during akad nikah...felt overwhelm due to my mom cried....sigh, finally lil sis holds the title wifey to someone.....alhamdulillah, everything went smoothly...we did not do much cleaning after the reception held at home...excellent choice of catering who did everything for us....



- dis wiken will go to kl for groom's reception...yippie, jalan2 lagi...can go to my fevret I.K.E.A.....=P



- cutie pie didnt want anybody during nikah n reception...mummy developed muscle cramp the next day...



- i no longer diet...had gastric for 3 days...need to exercise i.e play badminton, hiking....jogging bores me...gym is no fun running at one place...i dunno how to swim...atleast im FIT, WIT ALOT OF STAMINA to carry lil girl around....

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Abandoned..

sad.....sad.....my blog is left alone....without updates...without pics.....aaarrggghhh...

Friday, 25 February 2011

Strategy

Going to change my strategy but still on trial...


MUST HAVE DETERMINATION...


MUST CONTROL MYSELF...


MUST HAVE PERSEVERANCE...


THINK POSITIVE..


HOYEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Halt

Diet is put on hold..until i re-gain my strength (example : take multivits).....huhuhuhu...

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Day 8: Survivng..

18/2/11, Friday :

Starting Weight : 65kg....huwaaarrggghhh!!!
Current Weight : 64.2kg
Total Loss :0.8kg

Breakfast :Nasik lemak, warm water

Lunch :grilled stingray , burger's meat, taugeh, warm water

Dinner :chicken tomyam, telur bungkus, warm sunquick

Water : ~2L

Exercise : None
Total calories worked : None


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Read about atkins diet...fuyooo, there's alot of taboo for initial start-up....huhuhu, where can i get all the meat...there's alot of carbo food in the world we live in...to avoid eating nuts, processed food...even FRUITS cannot??!? huwaarrgghhh....ive tried to resist for these few days n i cant stand the hunger...not dat i wanted to eat rice so much, i want to eat all other junkies, bread, pastry, noodles....

its hard for me to eat fish...i dont like fish so much due to the smell n a lot of bones...other than 'ikan pari', not so keen on others....steamed is a NO-NO....only fried or grilled or baked....wit rice, i can eat a lot...without the rice, im only able to goble a bit...so ill be hungry in an hour...if i dont eat anything, ill start to feel gassy (this starts to happen during my pregnancy)...fortunately not until the point of heartburn....

today, after a week....i breached the no carb after breakfast diet by eating 2 gardenia buns after work...didnt had any teabreak (too many meetings i hv to attend due to boss entrusted me wit more responsibility dis yr...chance to prove myself as a powerful, outstanding engineer...muahahahaaa, berangan2 but i loikeee)....felt too weak already, to the point dat i may stumbled, not able to walk, hence the sacrifice of my diet...

will i survive the next day??

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Day 2 : At home...

12/2/11, Saturday

Starting Weight : 65kg....huwaaarrggghhh!!!
Current Weight : I didn't weight myself
Daily gain/loss of : N/A
Total Loss : N/A

Breakfast : capati (1 pcs), nasi lemak 60cent (1 packet), teh tarik
Lunch : bawal in sweet sour, fried veggie (broccoli, carrot, kacang buncis, fishball)...
Teabreak : Banana n sweet potato fritters
Dinner : Ayam goreng McD ( 2 pcs), nugget (4 pcs), minute maid (regular)
Water : ~1.5L


Exercise : gardening for half an hour....at home wit lil girl...
Total calories worked : How to calculate?? hihiii..

Day 1 : A starter..

11/2/11, Tuesday

Starting Weight : to be updated

Breakfast : 1 packet of Nasik lemak, milo
Lunch : bawal bakar, salad, kerang rebus
Dinner : pasembur (minus the cucur), 4 pcs of nugget
Water : 1.5L
Snacks : Chocolate

Exercise : None
Total calories worked : None

Not much activity in the production, just sitting finishing up some documentations...so, not much walking....

Friday, 11 February 2011

Dieting...Hooyeh!!

Chaiyuk!!

Fighting!!

Malaysia boleh!!

All dis words i need to keep saying to myself....to boost my spirit, to keep me motivated...

TO LOSE WEIGHT...

FAST!! (sis' weds in a month time...need to look good for the pics)


Aim :
to fit into my nikah's dress...i didnt even dare to try..horrorrrrrrrrr...

Method :
Wan's diet regime...Protein only for lunch and dinner...No starvation...Nasik lemak still ok for breakfast =D
Will make a daily entry on what i ate, exercise....

Duration :
1 month

Kilos to lost :
I dont even dare to weigh myself...(plus i havent receive the scale from mom yet)
To be updated..

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The story goes like dis...i can hardly fit into my jeans....uwaaaaaaaaa, need to buy new jeans...

I've been trying to avoid dinner..having fruits only..but whenever im stressed at work, too many things to do...ill end up eating bihun sup, nasik kandar, char ho fun etc at night...im not doing it seriously...still, i cant fit NICELY into my jeans...

Hubby suggested i changed to protein only diet...no need to starve....it'll make me hungrier..

Then, i was blog hopping when i stumbled upon a blog dedicated to how she diet...record everything...following a diet program....in a way, by blogging dis helps her to be true to herself, to monitor her weight..so, im going to follow n to blog about it as well...to ensure i did progress something, to stick to my diet regime, to be SERIOUS...at least, losing 1-2kg...

The one main reason im not consistent is becoz of breastfeeding...i was afraid dat i might not provide enuf for lil girl....but what the heck now, my milk is getting lesser....so i might as well go all out....n sis's wedding is a big reason to get slimmer....

Wish me luck guys!!

Day one starts today 11/2/11.....waaahhh, what a nice date....will post tomorrow what i ate today...

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Ramblings..

cant open fb for 3 days....bz during day n night (plus think my pc got blocked..huhu)...juz trying to sell some jap cotton fabric, cant reply potential customer's questions, aaarrrgggghhhh...

i drank coffee coz i was sooooo sleepy on monday morning....n lil girl got hyper for 2 days....im blaming the coffee of coz....dis oso one of the reason i cant open my fb....even hubby said,

'siannnn xdpt fb sbb jaga anak'... <---can u sense sumthin wrong in his statement??

so, wil try to persuade hubby to change his phone to a smartphone, wit internet access so dat i can blog n fb-ing from the comfort of the living room (while lying to bf lil cutie) wit out the hassle to open his work laptop, dis password n dat password....

why not mine?? simple, coz he's richer than me...muahahahahahaaa...

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Lil girl's milestones..

She'll be 1 yr 2 mths by the time chinese new yr...pheewww, how fast time flies by yea....


Achievements :

- saying nanak when want something (after uu-uk, wants nenen, eat etc)...when we say to her aliiiffff, baaa (in slow motion)...she'll reply taaaa (her favourite word)..sumtimes loud, sometimes soft....so kiut!!


- likes to follow people to go out esp pak....will walk towards the door wit hands open wide....'apalagi, pak pon cair laa'....


- like to play wit water..woohooo, can start bring her to water themepark...


- awet muda like ibu...people will keep asking how many months instead of years...=P

- amount of teeth : 6 pcs (4 top, 2 bottom)...2 more to go (bottomside)..

- hair : cover hair fully n can be ikat tocang tiga...ngeeee =D...

- torturing ibu...scratch ibu's face....pull ibu's spec...

- weight : 10kilos!! yeahhh, u go girl!!

- eating all sort of food...from ice-cream to ayam masak lemak cili padi =P...

- sickness : flu, cough, fever including fainted from over exhaustion (playing too much at nursery while having fever)...

- one yr injection : surprisingly behaved very well....not scared at all...

- excited at the sight of other kids...want to join them playing.....'mainnnn aje kejenye'...

- can walk!! at the age of 1 yr old...

- can amin...salam tgn org lain...

- sway her body right to left when we sing twinkle2 little star....sway to front n back when we say lailahaillallah...

- winks at us (closing both of her eyes shut) when we ask her to 'buat mata...buat mata'...

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- lurveeeesss to climb the stairs, sumtimes even walk (somebody has to hold her hands of coz)...making the older people tired chasing her....

- lie down when we say 'bummmm'....=D

- when her mood is good, she'll do flying kiss...mmmuuaahhh..

- prepping her after bath or changing diapers means WAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

He's sooooo beautiful...




Suddenly i lurveeeeee Jang Geun Suk...who is he? Currently acting as the bad boy in K-pop band A.N.Jell in He's Beautiful...every weekdays, 8.30pm on 8TV...it's ending now, i think today is the last episode...love the series to bits even though i juz started watching it since dis week i think =P...
Since i was small, i lurve to watch dramas dat potrays a girl who doesnt want to be a girl initially..then, she starts to hv a crash/feelings to a boy...n end up dressing beautifully for a boy...from tomboy to a pretty,sweet lady...not exactly the same as He's Beautiful's storyline but a bit similar....girl had to pretend to be a boy, falling in love wit her rival...the boy didnt notice it but had the same feeling for her...stil egoistic, always quarrel with her...being angry n jealous for no reason....the scene i love the most was aired yesterday when she juz signed up for the fan club n he noticed it right away...tested her wit questions about him but without the girl realizing dat its him...she scored him low marks until he ask one final question...whether she likes him or not...n she scored the highest with 100%....the boy screamed in joy...to be continued in next episode...



In dis series, i love the hero, Hwang Tae Kyung...he looks cool even though he's wearing 'celak' (eyeliner)...i've been drooling for him but hubby says 'ni yg u suka??!? yg ni??!?'...hihiihi, somehow i lurve the serious look dat he pulls for this Korean drama...was googling his profile when i looked at his smiling photos....naahhhh, dont like him smiling....so, i think i'll only like him in dis drama, mayb not others....

Since Korean drama is a hit in Malaysia, i've been their fan forever...love Jang Na Ra from 10 years ago...now loving Rain (Ninja Assassin) and Daniel Henney (Wolverine)...altho korean dramas are predictable n stereotype, there will be 4 main characters; hero, heroin, girl who's chasing the hero n boy who's chasing the heroin....basically the storyline will revolve around the twist n tale between these 4 actors...i stil love watching them, somewhat refreshing to see beautiful n handsome actors, wit great scripts (suited a woman's taste in love stories)...

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