Friday, October 31, 2014

Tak jadi la beli phone baru

Tak jadi sebab dah OK dah! After I posted that post then browsed several more phones I macam highly dissatisfied . Search through the forum and found the solution .  Need to manually reboot the phone to get it on again. So after this whenever it is off, need to manual reboot. Agak leceh asal bole on la. Nanti nak backup whatever left in this phone.

Lagi pon i sayang la nak tuka phone. Casing phone punye la banyak. Those  are the one that I found. Ade lagi scattered  around the house not pictured. At the very least kena bertahan sampai I pakai the one casing I bought not yet pakai. Hehe.

Anyway. I am in my 36 weeks now! Fuh. Moga2 tak beranak awal. The people yang nak kena approved my leave maseh membisu. Nyampah tul aku bile process leave jadi payah. Too many processes but macam tu gak leceh.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Note 2 sudah kong

My phone tetiba just refused to start. That is annoying. Husband had been asking me for the longest time if I want a new phone, I said kalau asyik tanye je, die je la beli sendiri for his own. Last2, he tertinggal his phone in a taxi, dan phone tu lesap and he bought a Z3. 

Then tak sampai sebulan my phone lak buat hal. I don't particularly love my Note 2, but I do think it is a good phone. It had served me well and I had a lot of memories with that phone. With the dropbox and all other cloud solutions, I am not too stressed out thinking of all the photos. Especially photos of my dead cat. But changing to another phone is something I am not ready to do yet, but seems like I must. I guess the life span of a phone nowadays is 2 years kut. Note 2 dah la mahal, I was trying to extend it to 3 years kut. Ah well. 

So what is there in the market. I am not too attached to Samsung. And I am an Android fan. So other than that I will not consider. I am now using my husband backup Nokia Lumia. It is a pretty good phone, but can be a bit frustrating at times. 

Had now prebooked the Honor 6 sebab the price and specs is just irresistible lah. The design is nothing to scream about, but I can just buy a casing. Going on and on about phone. First world problem betul. This is not the best time to buy a phone taw. Hoping my Note 2 will miraculously boot up again by the end of the week. 

It is really a headache trying to choose a phone because phone ni macam long time commitment taw. After all nowadays we are glued to that darn thing almost at all hours of all days. Weekend ni shopping!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baru start keje tapi dah penat

Just got back from gynae appointment. Since the doctor had an emergency kena tunggu close to 2 hours, baru I get to meet her . Fuhh. Naseb baik keje start lewat, kalau tak aku tak keruan dah. It is not a usual occurence though so I am not mad. I can see my gynae went out and into her room saying "please inform I need to go to the labour room now". After all most of the time, here in PCMC we will be attended by our gynae if we go into labour. Tak tahu la pulak if nak beranak time tu jugak in the middle of the night. Haha. 

Anyway am in my 34 weeks now and the checkup went fine. Baby now weigh around 2.2 kg. Naik ful 1 kg dari last visit 3 weeks ago. Amboi sangat. Patut pon mak die time hujan2 ni pon peluh. I sometimes woke up in the middle of the night and felt my inner thigh is wet. Setiap kali tu cuak ingatkan my water tetiba break ke... tapi rupanye sweating jeeee. Haha. 

Doctor bising sikit sebab my hemoglobin and iron level dah low balik. Mampos padah tak makin pil hari2. So pasnih kena makan lagi hari2. Dapat extra pill lagi. Sheeshhh. 

Anyway, last week I decided tu tanye my mom how to make her pudding prune tu. At the time I was in Giant dan ingatkan nak beli la ingredients tu, tapi my mom dashed my cita2 since only a few specific brand of tepung jagung will do. Takleh pakai sebarang haippp! Nanti die jadi clumpy. I asked my brand she said ... the last time she can found it is in Jusco and she can't remembered the brand but she said it does have gambar jagung in front. I don't think my mom realised almost all of tepung jagung have picture of corn on their packaging. Haha. Tapi then few days back I went to Jusco and I found the brand my Mom mentioned. I kinda remembered seeing this brand in the house in JB usually, so I think this must be it. Try la buat. Aziz suke! Good dessert for kids because it is just milk pudding with prune syrup. Aku guna prune in a can je. Sape nak rajin nak buat prune syrup from scratch boleh aje. Just google recipe for milk pudding (though refrain the sugar or just put only a tiny bit because you are adding in something manis with syrup) and then you just add in prune syrup. Nanti nak buat with custard lak. Yang I buat ni milk pudding tu macam lembik sikit, kena betulkan sikit la die punye sukatan. 



Last weekend gak we went to Pavilion sebab kekonon nak gi Turkish fair. Padan tak google before sesuke hati pergi rupanye Turkish fair tu time weekdays. Poooohhh. Siapa pergi fair fair ni time weekdays ni wehhh. I don't really care to walk around in Pavilion because it is just an array of stuffs that I can't afford, tapi I am delighted that at last Fish & Co ade kat situ. Dulu ade kat OU je kan. Ade lagi rasenye outlet die kan , kan tempat lain. Suke sebab kids eat for free dan die sediakan activity punye paper and coloring pencil for kids. 




Dan topi shark untuk Aziz. Aziz suke. The food was good and not too expensive, so yeay. 

Sebab I dont want that I only went to Pavilion sekadar makan je, I suggested to husband kita try bawak Aziz tengok wayang. Haha. Alang2 ade cerita Book of Life ( boring, Aziz tak tengok pon... ) . Beli popcorn ngan air and bought tiket wayang yang duduk tepi sekali. Naseb baik row depan tu tadek orang sebab budak kecik ni duk panjant turun kerusi , bergayut kat kerusi depan, baling sisa popcorn kat seat depan. Naseb baikkkk 2 row depan kosong. Kalau ade orang I dah keluar dah wayang. Tapi boleh la bertahan sampai habis. He don't make much noise. Sekali sekala menjerit suke and sekali je die nangis sebab popcorn habes. . Hahaha. Tapi tu kejab je, cepat2 I distract die dengan air and sembunyi bekas popcorn yang dah empty tu. Anyway a lot of kids around since tu cerita kartun and most of the kids are very well behaved pon, I think I only noticed Aziz je kut who makes noises two and three times.

Nak bawak lagi tengok wayang? 2 tahun lagi kutttt. Haha. Atau bapak die bawak, sebab nanti mesti la mak die kena duk jaga baby. 


Gambar dalam wayang before movie started. Tengok la ceria Aziz tu. He was really excited at first asking us ape tu ape tu, sambil tunjuk the movie screen.

Ok. That's it for now lah. Later.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sedihlahh



I am beginning to delete my personal files in the company laptop and came across this poster I made for Kurap when she went missing around 2 3 months back. I remembered being very sad about it and was super glad when I found her again. I think I posted it before in this blog.

I never got to post this poster though. The day I made the poster, that night I found her. I miss my Kurap.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Campur aduk

Feeling a bit tired lately. And I am beginning to hate cooking, because of all the washing up. Boring la basuh pinggan. Not to mention perut dah makin besar so makin jauh lak tangan ke sinki tu, hence sakit belakang. Naseb baik ade kakak yang rajin menghantar makanan2 ke adik2 die yang pemalas ni. My sister have 4 kids, is a doctor and is always on her feet. Lepas beranak tu, ko expect die nak duduk macam orang normal dalam bilik berbekung bagai? Tadek okehh.. siap masak2 paksa kite orang datang rumah untuk makan, even though she can't eat the food. That is why I don't quite buy the pantang ikut pakai stokin and all. Not saying it is bad, but it is up to you how you want to be active and healthy. My sister chose to be a sorta of a human tornado. 

Anyway, last weekend nothing special we did. I went to Ikea because we want to do one of the room in this house into the boys room. Kira nanti Aziz and adik die ade bilik sendiri la. Nothing major. The room that we mentioned had never been done anything at all. The parquet is all in horrible shape and the bathroom is dingy looking. So during pantang my husband planned since I am either at my mom's house or at my sister's house, we do the renovation during at that time. Gamba renovation daporrr pon aku tak tnjuk lagi kan. Hahaha. Nanti I hunt it up and showed it here. 

The cost is beginning to get my husband a bit nervous since this kinda offset his plan to buy a new car. Sebab bini die demanding nak grill lawa2 depan rumah and nak tuka sliding door tu bifold door. But it is still in the 'cost estimation' phase so we'll see what we will do more. But I am excited to have the boys room in the house sebab I can have places to store their clothes. Currently the room in question is more like a storeroom. So many junks. We are such hoarders. One of these weekends we are gonna have that "keep it or throw it away" day in the storerooms. I betcha there will be a lot of ayat that goes like " so thattttt is where this stuff is" and "huh ... I forgot we have this". 

2 paragraph aku merapu. Anyway in Ikea with a mission is to buy yang para2 ala2 spice rack tu, but I want to put my pinggan in. Tapi habis stok. Marahnye aku. Dah la malas gi Ikea. And to look at suitable closet for the boys. Berkenan dengan satu, but it will be up to husband if he will buy it when the room is finish. So that's it. Also bought this! 

A Philips Bluetooth  wireless speaker for my phone. When I kemas2 and played songs on youtube, I can now use this and are very satisfied. Though you have to put your phone nearby or it the sound will go putus2. I love this. I thought it cost like RM300 and something so tak pernah sibuk nak beli, but Harvey Norman had a sale and it was going at RM77, and I usually buy a blouse around that range. So a wireless speaker tu dah murah dah tuu. The sound is acceptable and way better than the speaker phone sound and if you wanna ask more that is all I can say about it. Though we can't adjust the sound control on the speaker, only through your phone. 

After dah membeli, in the car on the way back bukak instagram and saw Kak Mynn of Salam2benua uploaded her cake. And it looks so delish! And I want a cake too. And I know I want to bake one. Her apple cinnamon cakes looks amazing, but I don't have apples on hand and I don't really want to buy stuffs. And felt like I should use stuffs from the pantry, so I googled what kinda cake I can get from dates. Bulan puasa hari tu kan banyak lebihan dates and I don't really eat it , so turning it into a cake seems like a good idea. So a date cake it is!





My cake. Walaupon tidak sephotogenic macam Kak Myn punye gamba2 kek ( how do people photograph their food so beautifully??? it must be a talent ) but masih sedap. Puas hati bile laki aku yang kurang gemar kek eat almost half of the cake. So yeay! Found a cake that he likes to eat. It is almost like a fruit cake but don't have the same stickiness or density. Macam combination of moist and sponge cake. And the dates taste really nice in the cake. I think if added in a bit raisins lagi best gak. 

Oh. Also update on the Hari Malaysia punye cuti tu. We went to Janda Baik at Cheringin Hills Hotel. (Not recommended though it seems popular enough. The food is ok, so that is a plus la ) . We went there because husband ade teambuilding event and can bring family along. Not much activity for the family, but Aziz had fun, mostly on the swimming pools. 



We bought him the spiderman pelampung because he loves spiderman. Memula takutttt. 


Lama2 suke and wants to go into the big boys pool. 

He also had fun with all the kids. Colleagues husband banyak anak umur Aziz so he had a blast. 

We even manage to singgah at Kow Po for their cendol and aiskrim after husband punye water rafting activity at Raub . 


Aziz absolutely refused to share his ice cream with anybody.  It was good time and at least a time away from KL. Nak buat 'babymoon' memang tak dah la. Cuti tadekkk. But we have plan for another team building events that is gonna be held in PD. Husband punye la , my company tarakkk. He plans to bring us along nanti so Aziz can enjoy the pool again and have more fun before mak die kena terperuk kat rumah. 


Ending this post with a picture of Aziz holding a wine glass drinking a tall cold water after finishing his cream of chicken soup at the hotel in Janda Baik. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

In preparation - Babywearing?

Ok. Not much preparation for this 2nd baby coming. But I think I should get started NOWish . Some clothes had been bought and few things, but I have yet to make a list for me and baby but I am not too worried because I think there are a lot of things we have since this is the second time around. I do however need to start washing the cots, sheets, and clothes and all. Maybe after raya Haji la :D 

And yes! I dah ganti puasa. Granted 2 hari je kena ganti sebab tak larat masa puasa hari tu. Tapi I rather ganti now masa pregnant dari masa breastfeeding. Masa breastfeed last time I remembered being very parched during puasa, maybe because of all the extra energy used to produce milk but it was really something.

So for the preparation, I am looking into babywearing this time because well, with a toddler in tow and a newborn baby, I can't just be sitting around macam first time around masa dalam pantang and soon after. Even the first time around I barely have enough time since Aziz keeps on waking up every 2 or 3 hours, so I think it might be best if I prepared early with babywearing so if I need to move around the house with baby suckling for the longest time, at least I have free hands to do stuff. 

I had never babywear Aziz. I tried to use the carrier and the ring sling, but the former had way too many buckles and Aziz at the time don't look too comfy and the latter with the the ring sling, I don't feel secure enough. Felt like I am gonna drop this teeny newborn. So in this free time I am looking up all the video of baby wearing. Narrowed it to three choices so far. 

First the Babaslings.  At first the babaslings looks kinda.. hey this is easy, all I need is to buckle up. It have buckle at the back and you can just snap and unsnap to get baby in place. I really like the idea I can use this quickly. 

Picture: from kiddiecare.com


Nampak macam senang je kan. But I am not sure how secure I will feel and in the demonstration it looks like your baby macam senang bertukar position. Mixed reviews on this too. Some love it, some said the position kinda change after wearing it a while and not too easy to adjust. I am not sure, I looked up Bebetotz had one in stock so maybe I will take a look next week to see how it is.

Next I am considering is the popular one, the wrap . The famous one currently are the Boba and the Moby. I am leaning towards the Boba because Fabulousmom stocked it and Fabulousmom store is really close by ( same row as Bebetotz) and I kinda like the idea of a stretchable material.

Picture taken from luvmybag.com


The video instructions looked easy and doable. And I like the positioning of the baby. However this is Malaysia. If I were living in UK or Canada I would take this in a heartbeat. But in Malaysia weather this looks really HOT. I remembered sweating buckets during my pantang days. With a warm baby close to me, I can't imagine anything more uncomfortable, so I am not sure. Those who use wrap, do you think it is too hot to wrap in Malaysia?

Pic taken from tinytapir.com

And this last one is the Mei Tai Pikkolo. I have to say I actually fancy it because of the pretty fabric. But it doesn't look too comfortable for a newborn and the nearest one I can see it on hand is at Bangsar Tiny Tapir store. I had just seen the Mei Tai demo in video and my husband don't feel secure about me tying the fabric properly ( since I suck at that kinda thing ). So yeah. Probably not the Mei Tai. But it is really pretty lah.

Those who babywear. What ya think? Is the baby wrap way too hot? Kan senang if I have the confidence of guna kain batik je. Tapi I don't.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

books oh books

I think I had read way more than this??

I am reading Wuthering Heights right now. A bit of a drag but not as a big of a drag as Scarlet Letter. I don't know why I keep on punishing myself to read these classics. But I like to know what is in the story and characters really like, when it had been referenced so many times in so many TV shows and books I read. So I push through, sometimes I skip the boring paragraphs. I really do not want to know what a cliff and the sea looks like anyway.

Some of the books I had read taken from my Goodreads are below. I won't write the plot synopsis. Much too lazy, but I like for it to be updated here. 

Also I had started on the Sookie Stackhouse series, 3 books for now, though I think I will only review it once I had finished the whole series. Which is gonna take a long time. I think there are 15 books altogether? Also the second last book is still about to come out??. Yeah. I am taking my time on that. Though I do say she is not much different from the series Sookie Stackhouse. I had already stopped watching True Blood, too much orgy, not much storyline. I would be intrigued to know how book Sookie would turn out. Series Sookie makes me feel like gnashing her head.

Anyway.. these are some that I had read. Oh I also read Projek Memikat Suami. My first Malay book in YEARS. Gile lama tak baca novel BM. It was a cute sweet story.


PreyPrey by Michael Crichton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A very good, fast read. A bit too fantastical for me, and at the end it kinda don't make sense, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. That is Michael Crichton for you.





DisclosureDisclosure by Michael Crichton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A good intense corporate drama. I like it, I like the tech jargon that goes into it and the research that had obviously done to make it believable. Though the full experience of the database lookup is just too fantastical and not at all helpful in real life scenario. But it makes for great scene.
Never watched the movie but I like how all the characters turned out anyway.



A Spot of BotherA Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A story of a dysfunctional family drama. I like Mark Haddon writings. His story is very realistic in how we deals with relationships and family. It feels realistic.

I won't say it is an enjoyable read, but it is also not a boring or depressing read. More to interesting, you want to know what is going to happen to this people and feels at the end of the day they should be able to pull themselves together.



The Scarlet LetterThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

It was meh for me. I don't get how did Hester and the Reverend manage to get together, he doesn't seem at all seems to care about her.. only how much he wronged her? So confused.

And this is consider a 'romantic' story? I don't know dude...



Projek Memikat SuamiProjek Memikat Suami by Hanina Abdullah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute sweet story. Bit too happy ending-ish dan 'segala-galanye untukmu suami'. She did have a backbone at the end, but I wish it was more. But it is still a pretty cute story. I like how Nawwal never give up attitude, nice characters. Though I don't like how all of the role models in the books gave up their job for their family. I am not saying it is bad, I also want to see another role model who juggle successfully work and marriage and family.



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