Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mini splurge at the Popular Warehouse Book Sale

This year instead of the BBW sale, I much more antcipated this Popular Warehouse Sale because it is cheaper. RM5 instead of RM8 the usual in BBW . Like the previous year it was held in Vivo Home Shopping Mall . 

Went there on Thursday night, spent about an hour. Dont get to browse much because I was tired . And the rows of books are like these. 

The Popular Warehouse Sale do not have such a wide range of bestsellers normally seen at BBW, but maybe I don't really have the time to dig through. However one thing I like about the Popular Warehouse sale, there is some pretty good stationery and some toys. 

Was thrilled to find the lapdesk, which is around RM24 I think, because I was looking for something similar since I am now using my husband old Surface and the Surface needs a pretty sturdy flat surface for me to use it properly with a keyboard, bought some toys for the kids. The Hot Wheels cost RM10.99 for 2. 

Also bought a magnetic board , not pictured. 

My books, counted about 17 minus a recipe book on biskut raya . Heh. I already have Mansfield Park, but this hardback edition is pretty nice. Most of these books are unknown to me, so finger crossed I find a gem.

Aziz books , which is all he chose for himself. He chose The Eating Monster book for Saif. Satu je buku untuk Saif. LOL. 

Oh and those wanting to go, it is still on till this Sunday. Don't expect the BBW range of books and cara susunan, but you may find what you want and the kids book and stationery is a steal. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Harry Potter and the Misunderstood Child

Yes the title is different, but this feels more apt lah

Everyone was clamoring for this book when it first came out. But then silence. No gushes on how good it was or "shit..  so Ron/Harry/Snape/Hermione do whatevs". 

Now the summary is, it is set just before Albus Snape Potter started his Hogwarts year. He befriended Draco's son. And basically dark forces are still in play even though the good side had win, thus Harry as the Head of the Magical Law Enforcement had his hands full. He also have quite a strained relationship with Albus . So the story is mostly centered on Albus. 

As for the review... let just say, this is not a book. This is a screenplay because JK Rowling I guess feels like the other people who can't go to London to see their play also deserved to know the story. Which is kinda true. So the book feels bare-boned and without a soul. 

It delighted me that Albus went to Hogwarts but it also makes me yearn for all those description about Hogwarts which makes the Harry Potter book and world so engrossing. Which is why I finished it around 2 or 3 weeks. It just feels meh. I meant it was interesting to know what the characters that we love so much end up doing but it doesn't feel like the Harry Potter books that I know. Even the Hermione, Ron and Harry voice does not feels like their voice. I guess the screenplay kinda like stripped it down a bit. 

I wish we gets a book with more description on it, but I guess we have to keep on wishing because JK Rowling mentioned this is the last Harry Potter books she will write. 

Those who loves the little descriptions in the Harry Potter books will probably get this, because we are a little bit obsessed. But at the same time, maybe a Wikipedia summary of the book will suffice too , yeah, that is a little mean, but it does feels like it. 

We will just have to content ourselves with rereading the Harry Potter series then to immerse in the Harry Potter world. 

p/s : I am super excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Feels like a Harry Potter for adult. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Saif and Aziz update of sort

First of all I wanna start with the Raya of 2016 updates. What the eff la Dils, raya is like ages ago. Buttt... well, nothing special pon, though I manage to wake up late masa raya which pissed off my husband, huhu, stress tul. But no worries afterwards lepas tu ok je. 

I aint feeling like uploading one Raya pic because there is no decent ones except of the kids and those are in FB so biar lah. But masa raya ke 3 tu, we went to Kluang to visit some relatives and came back with these cute bicycle. 

Aziz is not thrilled that he have to kayuh beca for his baby brother. Anyway, the bicycle is safe enough but I was upstairs when it happened , it seems like around 10 pm after we finish beraya and the kids are still hyped up , they were playing downstairs and heard suddenly Saif cried like I never heard before. You know the difference la kan, if your kid nangis jatuh sebab sakit, or nangis sebab something is like seriously wrong.

So it seems like somehow when trying to get down from the bicycle he fell and hit his head on the sharp edge of the wall. And at first there seems to be a lot of blood which scared me because he is still a baby. 

Off we went to the clinic and then to the hospital. Left Aziz at my mom which Aziz was sad about, but cheered up when we opened his favorite show. So berkampung la us 3 at the emergency up til 3 am. The wound was cleaned up and options was given. Alhamdulillah nothing is wrong and the cut walaupon a bit deep but small so he don't need any stitches. Just let it heal naturally and not shower his head for 5 days. Masam betul la kan. 

He was crying piteously for mommy here. Kesian baby boy.

Also I just now realized I didnt do a "Hey Aziz is 4" post. This is why I am not a top mommy blogger, 

Anyway he is now 4. And I realized he is plenty of smart, kind and basically a very lovely boy. A bit loopy sometimes and have a tendency to tune people out if he is concentrating on something. Like his fav tv show. 

I decided to just send birthday cake to his school and make party packs to his class and nursery. 

I ordered his birthday cake from my sister friend. I like her cakes and I know she can do drawings so she did this. Maybe it is not so grammatically correct but eh.. ok je. I tanye Aziz sedap ke tak die jawab off topic. So who knows. Haha. But he was excited to see this cake sebab die cakap nak kek Iron Man so Iron Man la die dapat. I dont opt for the edible image because Aziz hated those edible image. I think Jaja ( the baker) did a pretty good job too. 

And the party packs, amongst the chocolates and raisins and candies, I also put in those cheap Marvel superhero coloring books with cheap color pencils, and printed an iron man mask for the kids for them to play around. 

Printed and pasted it onto the box , kekonon ikut theme.
Also buat some queen cakes or some might know as fairy cake. Kinda like a cupcake, but more lighter version .

I had just learned that making icing is hella easy. 
Party packs ke nursery. Class lain . 
This is the class sebab class punye ade buku kaler. Huhu. 

Anyway, majlis die pon time masa jamuan hari raya so that I don't have to do things twice and more kids get to enjoy cake. He was pretty happy about it and I don't ask for pics because eh.. I dont mind. He is tickled that he came also also with a bag and said somebody gave him coloring books and colour pencils. Which he lost immediately. Sigh. I hope the other kids enjoy the coloring books though. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Whats in a name

I am checking the name list of past and present employees in my company currently.

There are 16k of them. This is a sucky job.

Anywayy.. it does gives me a glimpse on how we Malaysians name their kids..

1. So many A. So many name start with As .

2. Not enough C.

3. Someone name their son Awie. Peminat rock kapak.

4. There is also a someone who name their kid Erra Fazira ( a somewhat different spelling so I am being a p&c here to not divulge the full name). Maybe Erra and Awie should meet.

5. There are way too many Danial and its variantions in Malaysia. And Fariz. And Farah.

6. Short names are the best.

Also when Aziz need to be in a hospital before, I was very very thankful that I have a very short name. It gets so very tiring filling up so many forms. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

This had been too long

Will jot down more. Because will seriously have more time later on.

Now off being busy. Yeuch. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A somewhat malas update.

Selamat Berpuasa. 

I may need to start taking vitamin. After the rotavirus, I am now down with flu/demam, who knows. 

Traffic is horrendous. 

Buka puasa yesterday was a feat in itself as I reached home near 7pm dan bile azan baru I masak dengan terketar2 because I am sick. 

Hence today no cooking. Beli lah ape2 kat bazaar. 

But not puasa-ing anyway because my period came early during the 3rd day of puasa. At 6.30 pm. 

We went to buka puasa at Thaba Village and they said this year is their last Ramadhan buffet. T_T 

Last weekend I was at the computer table next to the printer. Saif sidled up next to me, open up the printer output tray , take out a sliced bread I remember giving them the the previous weekend and start eating it. And I saw in the printer tray there is another bread. OMG. I can't stop laughing. 

There are currently A LOT of kittens pooping at my yard. The next door kittens. I just tak larat to clean or marah actually.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Rotavirus nightmare

It had been silent for a while because I had been tired.

My husband was out of town for about a month and a few days before he is due back, bile I nk pick up my kids from my sister's house she mentioned that Aziz keeps on puking everything.

Later that night, it was just not him, it was him and his brother. So on Thursday , took an EL and brought them to the hosp. Saif is cheerful even though with the puking and pooping but Aziz is wiped out. Their usual doctors is on leave so brought them to another doctor because I am concerned looking at Aziz who was actually puking at the hospital reception.

Perbezaan tenaga adik dan abang boleh nampak dari segi gaya. 

Doctor believed this might be a rotavirus going around because it seems like there is an epidemic going around at the moment, and have to watch Aziz closely. By the next day he was not any worse but not any better also. So I SMS his doctor and he asked me to bring him to the hospital. Leave Saif at my sister house with an overnight bag because I think Aziz is gonna be warded.

Another day of EL with various people asking when I am going to come back and solved their issue. No sympathy no nothing when I told I am right now admitting my son to the hospital. They just want to know when I am gonna come back and solve their issue. Last straw for me then.

I didn't bring any other stuffs for entertainment except for his dad Iphone which he is bored of in an hour time. Bought this cheap Lego at the hospital mart. He was happy for a couple of hours. Then nangis suh bukak balik iv drip die.

Anyway. He was warded due to rotavirus for a couple of days. Around Saturday evening he was looking very ok and alert so the doctor seems ok to let him go. It was a bit leceh when my husband was not around for a couple of days as they are some missing things, but got my sister to bring it and on Saturday afternoon my husband manage to reach the hospital and give me some respite.

So gi to my sister house kejab to ambik Saif who refused to look at me for about the first 10 minutes because I left him at my sister. Hehe. Comel je merajuk. So played with him for a while and feed him and took him to the hospital for my shift with Aziz pulak. So his father can go back and rest and bawak Saif sekali balik.

So Sunday afternoon la baru dapat discharged. Aziz was well behaved during his stay mostly. A little bit picky, but he always try to listed and ikut what I asked him to do. Masa nak bagi ubat yang tak sedap, I promised him a box of Lego. So he telan 2 syrine of yucky Smecta. By the 3rd syringe, he does not care of any Legos big and small. 

I was dead tired that weekend and not too keen to get back to work knowing all the work piled up. But masuk jugak lah kejer as I am 1 man team basically. Then start on Wednesday tu I was not feeling too well, and Thursday memang all out la cherry berry ( nama comelnye) , got to the doctor on Friday and she agreed that the symptons is consistent with rotavirus so, basically the house is a mess, because of the rotavirus and I am still not 100%. Husband also seems to be down with it but not too bad.

Still trying to puasa though today but I bring a bottle of water just in case if I feel a little faint later on. After all, I timbang myself yesterday, I lost around 4 kg in a couple of days. Gile lah. Imagine the amount of water lost, so yes, I believe this is one of those exception cases where if I really tak larat, it is not advisable to stay puasa.

The house is still a mess, and hopefully, next weekend rolling in , I might make it more live worthy.

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