Tuesday, January 08, 2019

2019!

I didn't make a recap of my 2018. 

Not much to recap. I did mean to blog about my trip to Kyoto and Tokyo. It would be a shame to leave that out. Maybe later when the house is less a mess? 

But the HOUSE IS ALWAYS MESSY!

Also not helping Netflix adding a whole lot of Korean dramas in their selection. Korean dramas I tell you. Don't start or you will plunge into an abyss of fantastical tale of justice and stupid romance. I can't get enough of it. 

Also Aziz started is Year 1 at the sek keb. Yeay! So far he is loving it but he is kinda adapting to having a full schedule. He have Islamic school in the morning then home for an hour and get ready for the sek kebangsaan. I am also adapting to the new schedule. 

See what I tell you the house is a mess!


Sarip also wants to be in the pic.



This is Aziz on his second day being nosey and wanting to see his friends desk. 

I was planning to not give him pocket money yet, but the he informed me all of his friends have pocket money and he tried to get his new friends to 'belanja' him to no avail. He also said he tried to pinjam his friends wallet to no avail too! The horrors!

So rather than having him asking his friends for money he got pocket money now and a new wallet with strict instructions to not ask stuff from his new friends! 

Sigh, I guess this is what parenting really is. Later. There is nasi lemak awaiting. 



Monday, December 17, 2018

BBW 2018

So I got the preview pass to this year BBW and decided on the preview day to not bring the kids. Which is a good decision. I can easily browse for my books without worrying or attending fussy kids. 

There were a lot of people in the preview day, but it was ok lah. I found it disappointing that adult books gotten a whole lot lesser year by year. I also found out that the Vivo Popular Warehouse Sale was held end of last Nov , I had missed those. Bummer. That book warehouse sale have a whole lot more books for adult, more current and interesting choices. Need to make sure I didn't miss it next year then. 

On the preview day manage to snag this. 




Pompeii sticker book tu untuk aku. LOL. The kids like my choices. Haven't opened the cat toy book tu lagi, but most of the books for the kids dah bukak dah. Didn't let em to open semua books at once. Each day boleh bukak satu je. Hehe. 

So on another day brought them on Thursday for them to choose own books. 



The kids and most of the books they chose. 



Some of the books yang I also ambik. BBW will restocked different books every few days during their sales and most of this in the pic was not there in the preview day. 

Overall it was a good haul. The price gotten more expensive but kinda understandable as buku mcm kat Kino pon harga tak masuk akal.  

We'll see next year macam mana pulak. 


Also... I checked and could not remember... where the heck did I buy this book? Last bbw? Perhaps. Blergh. 


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Books forgotten

BBW is coming soon. I think I scored the preview pass, and will need to take the preview pass first at BookXcess. The annoying thing is , it is kinda hard to drive to the nearest BookXcess with 3 kids in tow. We'll see. 

Also, I think I didn't put up the last 2 sales? Because I was busy and also another time I was too out of it from morning sickness. 

Like I said before I like putting up here books I had bought so I can always refer which I haven't read yet. You might think it is impossible to not remember which book you had read, but my bird brain can't retain too much info it seems as I had twice read a book about 20 to 30 pages before noticing this seems very familiar. 



I think this I bought last year?


Cant remember this one. Probably masa I was very into my morning sickness.

Anyway the latest book I had read is the Billion Dollar Whale. It was very straightforward. Can't read it too long because it is enraging how greedy some people are. And how vulgar the way they live and party.

Also it makes me find Leonardo Dicaprio as distasteful, and Pharrell as a loser who hang on to people for their money Never gonna enjoy anything brought forward from them again.

Need to update my Goodreads alsolah.



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Its my birthday

Yeay me.

I am feeling so tired nowadays. Harumph.

Anyway. Yeay me? Nothing special plan for tomorrow. Need to buy my 2nd kid present for his birthday which falls on the 22nd and other stuffs.

Memula I malas nak buat party pack and food and all that. Sekolah dont really encourage birthday bash, but mak2 biasa la. So I will be just sending cake and a boxful of those Kinder eggs. Let em go crazy and choose themselves.

For moi? Maybe I will buy myself a cake. A slice of cake. My berat is OTT kenot control all those eating urges. Damn. I need to start my intermittent fasting again. But fasting time cuti sekolah is dead tiring.

Feels good writing again. Almost free when blog is dead so my audience is probably me and meself. 

Sunday, September 09, 2018

To Osaka or Not

We were scheduled to go to Osaka and Kyoto end of this month, but then Typhoon Jebi happened. It seems really tasteless to moan about the typhoon when people actually died, but the typhoon also caused major damage to the airport we are planning to arrive and embark at. Current news report

So now with a lot of international flights yet to resume and status of our flight is still unclear ( saw today flight to Kansai was cancelled ) , it put a damper on my plan a bit. We can still refund the flight and have time a bit to cancel the hotel booking, but I am not sure if I should or want to.

I was really hyping to go to Osaka and Kyoto. Maybe this is a sign not to go until things are a bit calmer. But the Japanese are renowned for their quick fix of problems. Even so, how quick? 

Sigh. 

And I don't even have the heart to go anywhere else partly because booking another flight and hotel in such a short time is gonna be so costly. 

We will see if we get to go. 

Maybe the next update?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Lets just put July here and I rambled about Kdrama I love

Its July. Bulan puasa come and gone. Raya come and gone. And still I haven't blogged. I am a little ashamed if I must say. I used to say that I can't imagine not writing.

And here I am not writing. I have no idea what I do with my time. I also found that I have no time. My obsession with Kdrama nowadays certainly does not help. Tho if the kdrama I watched is a bit of a drag, or the heroine keeps on crying, that puts me off. I hate heroines who cry.

So because I have time, ( even though the house is a disaster), the absolute top list of Kdrama I love and love and love.

Top 10

  1.  Reply 1988 ( Solely for the reason of Park Bo Gum) ... and this is at the top even though every eps is so goddamn long, because this drama is why I have now started to watch Kdrama. It spurs the love.
  2. Queen In Hyun Man ( Most kdrama flounders midway, this one have the story well thought out of and the chemistry is amazing). 
  3.  Black ( this would be the top if not for the god awful ending. wtf kinda ending is that)
  4.  My Love from The Star. ( Helloo Kim Soo Hyun )
  5.  Dream High ( It is soooo addictive. And the story does not disappoint even if its cliche) 
  6.  Reply 1997 ( It have a laidback sorta feel to it and the zaman is closer to what we were experiencing ).
  7.  Oh My Ghost ( My favorite actress . She reminded me a lot of Inoue Mao). I was torn between Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, but Oh My Ghost have a better mystery and tied it up quite nicely even though I don't really like Park Bo Young timid character in there. 
  8.  Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo, I think that what it called sebab aku malas tengok balik. I love IU. She is so sweet. She did pretty well, holding her own alongside the many cast of hotties. It was pretty good and people hated the ending, but I am ok with it. 
  9.  Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joon. This drama is so sweet and cute. 
  10.  Let's Eat series. Season 3 is coming soon. And I can't wait to watch Yoon Doo Joon stuff his face and I wishing that I can also eat Korean barbecue without the fear my kids are gonna scald their hand. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A New Malaysia

indeed. 

First of all. Selamat menjalani ibadah di bulan Ramadhan. My ramadan is pretty low key. It is just me and the kids. Havent been to pasar ramadhan yet, though I want to. It is easier to cook because going to pasar ramadhan with kids is not something I can muster up the energy for. We will however look for baju raya probably tomorrow at Melawati Mall probably. 

Senang je sekarang since Melawati Mall ni dah bukak. Before this if I wanna look for stuffs, there is KLCC or Jusco AU2. Which the former parking rate is getting ridiculous throughout the years and the latter don't offer a lot of choice but still I like going there for movies and treating the kids 'makan kedai'. 

Anyway. Just because it was a historic moment for Malaysia, I feel like I have to put it down here. We voted BN off. And that feel good. The euphoria last for a week I tell you. For 3 days after the election, I am stupidly happy. It feel like a burden had been lifted. I never realized before that I feel this hopeless, this suffocated with the previous govt. 

Now I feel a little bit lighter. Like I can hope for a better Malaysia for my kids. Have you been reading about Venezuela? I can't. Well I did for a little bit, but then I can't. Venezuela is in chaos and turmoil due to economic failure and this boggles the mind because Venezuela is rich with natural resources mainly oil. But oil prices dropped. Then the people don't have anything to eat. They have to go to another country because they ran out of food. I see a lot of parallels between Malaysia and Venezuela. Our reluctance to change. Our over reliance on oil output. The corruption.  And when I see Venezuela news I stiffened and found I can't breathe. I feel like if we continue in this path, this is our future. 

So when the EC announced the date, I went back to JB with 3 small kids. Naik bas. Alone. People tell me semangat betul. Isn't it. But with all these corruption news and my fear on our state of economy, I feel like even 1 vote should help. So I went out to vote. And we won. I am so happy. 

However that happiness soon is replaced with anxiety. But I am trying to remain positive. The new government is barely a month old. They are not taking baby steps. Which I appreciate. People expectations are also crazy. And I wish they would reigned it a little bit because you are putting your expectations on a bunch of leaders who are either too new or too old. But anything is better than what BN did. So in PH we trust, because currently there is not much we can do. 

But. More but. An important but. If they fail us, we will vote again. They will do better. And that is our hope. 

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