Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Makan - Makan Post

I had been hankering for a holiday for my pregnant self. Nak pergi mana-mana. Tapi dengan keadaan husband yang ade kat Malaysia macam biskut chipsmore, kejab ade, lagi lamanye tadek. So tak kesempatan. I sangat frust, he knows I sangat frust. Though some might argue there is still time (weekend lepas or weekend ni) tapi aku tanakk okehh beramai-ramai sangkut dalam jem dan aku kepenatan time cuti sekolah ni. Aku memang banyak songeh. I don't like quick weekend getaway. I prefer an extra day leave for my trouble of travelling.

Ok. Paragraph atas tu adalah complain semata-mata sebab aku nak berjalan wehhh. 

Fine. Sebab tak leh berjalan sebab salah sendiri pon, aku paksa husband belanja at Tamarind Springs, the Indochine restaurant one. 



Tu adalah starter free. Ko pergi tempat mahal bagus la kan ade mende2 free disogok dulu so tadekle rase keberatan nak order yang mahal kann. 

Ala ... kerepek je pon tapi sedap la jugak. Dan dalam sudu tu adalah ... tah la. Kerabu kut. Aku amik secebis daging je, and rase macam kerabu. Sebab aku jenis makan lauk dengan nasik, tadek nasik... tak selera aku nak kuis-kuis lauk macam orang diet ni. Sekali bile nasi and lauk datang die org angkat sudah sudu tu. Kalau aku tahu awal-awal, aku telan semua. 




Kemudian lauk yang lain sampai, ade 3 je lauk we ended up ordering. Which is masa memula order tu the waiter inform cakap cukup for 2 person, pikir balik macam tak cukup pulak. Mungkin die averagekan aku dengan perempuan yang bagaikan model di kiri dan kanan meja aku yang kanan tu duk kuis-kuis makan kerabu mangga je dan kiri tu teguk air je. 

So the thing that is inside the bowl is the chicken green curry which is delicious when it is hot sebab aku memang hantu green curry. The one in pinggan panjang is fish cooked with spicy sauce (which spicy is a very relative term when you go to a restaurant that catered to taste mat salleh ). The fish is deboned and not in a fish state ( I was hoping the fish was deboned in a way that rupa fish tu adalah maseh intact tapi tiada tulang. Ade kann? Aku rase aku penah makan tempat buat camtuh ), however it is nice. I prefer steamed fish, but husband like his fish fried, so I opt for the fried one. So he liked the fish best of all the lauk and I liked it least. Yang belakang mangkuk tu is half of a lobster, cooked in what I can't remember tapi adalah sangat awesome dan sedap. 

And thatt is all the picture of food I gonna upload here sebab... tu je la. Aku segan la nak berusaha tangkap sesatu lauk. I should take a pic of my drink sebab my drink was sedap, tapi tadek. Dalam gamba di atas tu is my husband honeydew refresher ( ala2 ice crush juice ) which is nice, but not as nice as my lychee mint drink. 


Oh yes. We did order dessert. Tu mangkuknye at the above pic tapi it is not worth a shot or a mention actually, because it is basically pan fried pisang in a really sickly sweet santan soup. At the very least the pan friend pisang is nice, but the kuah sweetness tu kinda put the whole taste thing off. Pity. Nasib baik I decided to just share the dessert. Rugi if order 2. Letak sekali gambar orang yang belanja alang-alang tu. And yeay... at the very least his eyes is not glued to his new phone most of the time. 


Nah tu gamba I pregnant. I'm afraid I may have ruin my dress. Erk. Tapi tak nampak sangat the belly, maybe the dress design makes it so. Nampak fat jeeee.


Ok kite try side view pulak. Pon macam sama. 

Nanti la yek. I'll try my best untuk amik gamba lagi. That is the only pregnant pic I have pon. I was never much for taking picture of meself which I think alot of you guys already knew. 

Summary of the restaurant: I'm ok to go again, the price at the end of the meal, is ok to me. While the dessert is ugh, the fish was so-so (walaupon paling expensive), the lobster and green curry makes me think that the meal is not lost. I may opt for other dessert and other fish kut. Also tambah lauk lagiiii. 

p/s: Yeay! Post of a pic of moi at long last!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Point Rambles

Aku adalah super tempted nak beli satu kipas letak atas meja ni. Kepanasan niii. 

Tetiba. 

Nak menulis blog tapi my head feels like it is in a jam as I am feeling super uncomfortable with the heat. Boleh tak aku nak work from a coffee shop yang aircond die bagaikan angin artik??? Maybe in point form? 

1. Aku maseh kepanasan. Kenapa opis tadek ice machine??? Kenapa opis punye cold water dispenser is lukewarm at best??? kenapa... kenapa... kenapaaa....

2. They cancelled The Secret Circle, which makes me a bit sad because the show is finally finding its groove. But it got its groove like in the last 3 or 4 episode before the finale so too late, unlike Vampire Diaries, that got good and better and better around episode 10. Kevin Williamson needs to build better buildup. I am interested to watch Cult though. 

3. Bought a clutch which I used as a purse. Senangg. Boleh sumbat handphone sekali

4. It is still kinda funny to me to see my stomach moving on its own. It feels so alien-like. 

5. My lips cracked and bleed so bad the past few weeks that I takut I may lose my lips altogether (ok.. taklaa), just that maybe disfigured for life. Hehe. Read in the forum, people used lip balm ( only works if I apply every 3 hrs which I always forgot) or olive oil. One of the forummers used her anti stretchmark cream, and I took her advice. Haha. I am using Burt Bee's Belly Butter to prevent stretch mark (which so far seems to be working ok ), so every night I dab a bit at my lips. Dalam kepala I think it should be OK since the product is suppose to be organic and all. Dalam 2 malam je sudah kembali ok my lips. No more cracked painful lips!

6. Nasib sungguh. Got no work for so long, then came back to work today after so long and having problems with my connection. Time ade problem with connection tu jugak laaa, time tu keje urgent gile yang complicated maut datang. Hoh! 

7. Am in my 28th week, and now in third trimester. Pergh.. time goes by so fast. Baby is fine, 1.1 kg. Sudah berkg beratnye which I found soothing. 

Dah-dah. Mengantuk blur-blur ni. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Super malas pikir title

I almost typed titties up there. If you played Scramble with Friends with me, tit and tits are also the words I frequently added, sebab senang nak ingat. Haha. 

Husband is coming back tomorrow. Die sedikit merajuk sebab I malas amik die kat airport. Tapi last time I amik die, I turned up in a ladang kelapa sawit punye estet ok. My navigational skills is that bad ( nasib baik my brief stint in pengakap tadek test kena baca map ), that even the jalan ke KLIA pon I boleh fail. And I was using GPS! GPS suruh masuk ladang tu (tuding jari ke arah GPS). Nasib baik bukan tengah malam! Kalau time I amik die pukul 12 tgh malam, mesti aku dah stop kereta, nangis kejab dan sambung drive balik. Tu pon sekejab je nangisnye, sebab takut mende lain tumpang. LOL. 

This time sebab, immediately after he arrived here we planned to head back to JB, I asked him to take a taxi to my home. Got lots of chores to settle also before going back, so lagi senang for both. 

Can't wait to get back to JB for makan!! I nak yong taufu! Dan ABC cekelat and tauhu bakar at pasar malam Larkin. Die bakar tauhu tu sampaii layuuu which is just the way I like it sebab I don't like the taste of tauhu. Mende2 lain tu adalah optional. Seperti pergi ke JPO untuk membeli wallet baru. Wallet lama sudah kokak. So now I am wearing my faux Anna Sui wallet bought in Vietnam. Faux wallet lagi tahan dari original wallet ni camne ni. 

Next week also is my 28th week checkup which I am excited for because my husband is coming with me. I can't believe whenever I saw the countdown on the BabyCenter that I now have 2 digits instead of 3 digits to go. So fast I felt like I am hardly ready at all. 

Heh. Kesian husband who have to go to great length to lessen the car odor so I can comfortably be in the car. There is a certain smell in his car that I can't tahan. I can't describe it, he can't smell it but he suspected it was an old Ambi Pur left in his car too long. Walaupon sekarang dah jarang muntah2, if whenever I have to enter his car the feeling to vomit is overwhelming. Sungguh la weh aku tak tahan. Every time I drove his car nowadays, aku pastkan aku ade lollipop to suck in nak counter rase nak muntah tu. 

Pagi ni tengok kucing gemok tergolek2 tidur tepi I rase a bit sad sikit that I may not be able to manjakan die macam sekarang in a few months time. Hehe. Kucing gemok sangat manja, ikut I gi mana, kul 11 sibuk nak masuk bilik untuk tidur. Aku ade kucing untuk remindkan aku untuk tidur kalau die nampak tuan die masih melagha depan komputer. Makan nak me beside her, stroke2 die sikit. Penat layan. At the very least ade Bobby, she got peneman la macam 2 malam lepas, she does not want to sleep with me, opting instead to go at the back of the house ( kandang kucing ) untuk main-main dengan Bobby. 

Maybe all will be well. 

Kita end post dengan gamba. 



Woke up one morning to find her sleeping sambil jadikan my spek as bantal peluk. 



Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Review : Mirror, Mirror

With all the fascination with Snow White nowadays ( the movies, series Once Upon A Time) I think it is only fitting that I finally read my copy of Gregory Maguire Mirror, Mirror. The retelling of the famous fairytale. 

First I wanna say why I bought this book. I was intrigued by Gregory Maguire books, because I always like a retelling of a famous tale. I had once read Wicked, but I only half enjoyed it, and found this book at Book Xcess. Tahu je la Book Xcess, the book is cheap... and beautiful. 


The book is a hard cover book with a beautiful dust jacket for only RM24. That is the outer part. If I take out the dust jacket... 


Pretty! So of course I was intrigued. 

Dan ini adalah kes, don't judge a book by its cover in a literal form. Sebab the story bored me to tears. While I half like and half bored/confused with Wicked, Mirror Mirror left me feeling resentful towards the author. 

The Retelling: 
Well, this Snow White retelling are set in the Renaissance Era and the villain/villainess are the infamous Borgia family. Snow White and her father itself, are nobodies, but merely a pawn in the Borgias puppet play. 
It works like the father is ( I am never clear what the father really do) a servant/staff of sorts for the Borgia family. Father and daughter lives happily for a while, then the Borgia family, the beautiful sister and her charismatic brother, descended upon their farm and basically upheaved their lives. 

Father was sent for some idiotic mission to get the tree of life as so the famed Apple in this story can get its spotlight and daughter was cared by the sister and the rest is fairy tale history so to speak. 

The Review: 
I feel like the whole story is idiotic. 

I hate all of them. I can't connect with any of them, and they feel really one dimensional. 

The characters motives, feelings and reason are never clear especially the villainess. So I feel really muddled reading through this book. 

There is no joy in this book. The story is dark, yes. But darkness can have its beauty in passion, raw despair or anything that can tap into a human emotion. This book feel soulless and made even worse with the glaring lack of humour in the writing. 

Summary: I am never picking up another book by Gregory Maguire again. Noo.. I will even withheld from my keinginan to buy Confession of a Ugly Stepsister (retelling of Cinderella from the stepsister POV. Bunyi mcm interesting kannn... tapi I am afraid I will be disappointed again). 



Note: I am not sure if I hated a lot of serious / classic books while I am pregnant because I am dreading to sambung read Alice in Wonderland and couldn't get through Sophie's World, but I was utterly charmed, devastated, enraged ( all in a good way!) while reading Atonement by Ian McEwan. Wanted to review it, tapi dah malas pulak, so I will just say here ... it is a really, really, really good book and beautiful writing by Ian McEwan. I am totally looking forward to read his other works. 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Isolation

When I was in uni, I like to do stuffs alone. Go out alone. Shop alone. Go to class alone. The early years. I got scoffs and mocked for it I think. But I think I was happy then. While I am happy when I am with friends, I don't get the vindictiveness some people have, just because I prefer to do things all by myself. 

The thing is because... simply I hate asking. I don't like the thought that asking people to accompany me.  I always feel like I am not a good company. I don't feel like they want to hang out with me, and rather to see people hesitate when I ask, I rather not ask. 

Nowadays, I found the joy of doing stuffs alone again. I am not burdened with girl dramas so I can go out anytime I like doing whatever the things I like. Maybe not go out with random guys like I used to :p but I can basically do stuffs I want if I want it and I don't need other people to go with me. 

Sometimes I think I like to isolate myself. Perhaps I idly wondered why people don't incline to ask me out, which only increase my belief that I am really a boring person to hang out with. But I also recognize communication work both ways. I don't like asking, I don't feel like asking. 

This post is not an encouragement for people to start calling me and asking me out anyway. 

I like my hermit life. At the very least I have a sister next door if I crave human talk, but I am fine by own too. 

I am going to enjoy my state of solitary life because pretty soon a tiny human being will need me to be his lifeline. 


Thursday, May 03, 2012

MTV dream

Now and then I'll have a completely wild dream. No zombie. No.. it is more like rom coms type of dreams. 

Recently I had a dream. It felt like I was in a music video. 

I dreamt I was young, wild and Caucasian. ( Ni kes banyak sangat tengok series US ni). 

I was waiting to perform , fiddling, at a bar during the twilight hour. I remember because everything is orange. The sun is setting down. I was sitting clutching my violin, eyes rapt on the stage. There was a young man, performing on a stool. Rocking a guitar. He looked a lot like Christian Kane with his long hair (if you watch Leverage it is Elliot Spencer, but to me he will always be Lindsey from Angel). 

He finished performing. There was a wild applause. He was good. Very, very good. I remembered I then stood up, walked up to him as he walked off the stage and then practically I threw myself at him. Jumped at him, wrapping my legs around and we kissed. A long incredibly passionate kiss. We broke it off because it was then my turn to perform. 

Then my dream ended. 

MTV dream. It is like taken straight from a cheesy music video. I would like to think a better music video than the one you normally seen in karaoke. One of the many, many joy in karaoke, is also laughing at the incredibly cheesy videos. Especially the 80s one. You can't beat those. 

It was a nice dream. I basically get to have an affair and be beautiful without all the hassle and trouble. LOL.  Maybe it just shows you that husband tiada lama sangat so I gersang. Haha. But nothing erotic was going on, it was just incredibly cheesy romantic. 

p/s: But kenapa mesti Christian Kane. Kenapa kalau orang yang I kiss in my dream mesti bukan James McAvoy but always some random guy I never minat. James McAvoy is persistently absent!


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