The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads: In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer. Her mother would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.
When the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage get violent, Tessia unconsciously taps unknown reserves of magic to defend herself. Lord Dakon, the local magician, takes Tessia under his wing as an apprentice.
The long hours of study and self-discipline also offer more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants - and, to Tessia's delight - regular trips to the great city of Imardin.
But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For great danger looms on the horizon for Tessia and her world.
- Read the Black Magician trilogy before this and was entertained and like it well enough to warrant to read the other series. So far this is OK as it have all the elements of the Black Magician trilogy that I like. Simple, straight storyline, story of a girl finding her own path.
- I find it a bit repetitive with some of the storyline in the Black Magician trilogy. Not exactly the same, but I felt like I had been this road before.
- The characters are mostly straightforward.
- The ending feels a bit ambiguous, but we did know what is gonna happen afterwards as this book is more of a prequel.
- Also the ending feels a bit rushed and anti climactic. It feels flat after all those chasing. Ini je ???
- Overall, entertaining read for YA. Not groundbreaking but worth a read.
A Cloistered War: Behind the Convent Walls During the Japanese Occupation by Maisie Duncan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads : A Cloistered War is a coming-of-age memoir set in Malaya before and after World War II. Maisie Duncan brings us back to the delightful times of curry tiffins, porcelain dolls, Cantonese amahs, and (not-so-delightful) castor oil Sundays. This happy state of affairs changes dramatically when the author's mother dies and the author remarries. Maisie and her siblings are sent away from the family home to CHIJ insitutions and Christian Brothers' schools, where they spend the next 14 years of their youth traversing Malaya as boarders in these cloistered worlds.
Bought this as I am always interested in books of first hand account of the WW2 war. Especially one in Malaya. Read it at one go masa kat hospital beranakkan si kecik ni lagi
- I don't feel drawn in to the writing. Was interested, but I feel no empathy or much else towards any of the people in the book.
- Ms Duncan writing and description is simple and to the point which I appreciated, but maybe this is also why I don't feel much when reading it.
- However the book portray what I feel as a realistic view of a people living in an occupied country. There is terror, hardship, but there is a glint of humor and jokes to be found here and there which just shows that no matter what, life goes on.
- Enjoyed the book very much and it was enlightening to know some of the things that happened.
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads: Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he's still alive. But it wasn't always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of extraordinary depth and beauty
- Haunting story of lost love in various form, however... I don't understand it and it confused me.
- Writing is undeniably beautiful, but I am weary of the feeling of hopelessness in it and the many description of love. Not really my thing kut.
- Also what I mean by not understanding it, there are a lot of characters in the books which you find confusing and towards the end, I appreciated how they interconnect with each other, but some of them leave me questioning their motives and even existence!
- A beautiful book, but I don't appreciate it.
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary taken from Goodreads.. Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives.
In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance, and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances.
Intense, hilarious, provocative, and moving, A Long Way Down is a novel about suicide that is, surprisingly, full of life.
- I always like Nick Hornby writing. There is something honest in how he portray his characters, their voice and thoughts. This is one of the book that I felt is honest on how life is and maybe how depression works. Though for the life of me, I can't say I know what it is like to be depressed. Really depressed.
- Nick Hornby also don't dabble in happy ending. Everything towards the end is not tied in a neat happy package, or even neat tragic package. It is more like ambiguous, ambiguous in the way of you know somehow the characters is gonna be ok, for now.
- I love how different each character are. The only one that I felt frustrated with is Jess. Maybe because I don't get her.
- This is a great book actually. Refreshing. Though not to be read while depressed.
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary: I think you know kut. Katniss Everdeen, takes the place of her sister as a tribute to participate in The Hunger Games, the annual games set in an apocalypyse future where children are chosen from each district to kill each other for amusement.
I watched the movie and like it very much. Read the book and love it. A lot of the things in the movie was not clear or immediately clear to me, on why does the children's are chosen as this sick type of entertainment, why the segregation, the motives of various characters. Reading the book, now I kinda get it.
Sebab malas nak repeat myself, I am gonna reviewed all 3 books sekaligus.
The first book, Hunger Games was awesome. It was fast paced, the action was nice, the description of the a future apocalypse North America was perfect. I can understand how it can be so.
A lot of the characters I am in love with, we are only familiar with Katniss and Peeta in the first book. But the next books, a lot of the characters are brought forward, and a lot of them are developed nicely. I have no complain in the character development. I love Katniss. I like how Katniss actually represent a true person. That she is not noble, she is a survivor, a fighter and to be that successfully she is selfish, prideful, resourceful. I think this is Suzanne Collins biggest strength in this book... on how she writes her character. It is like she understood them, even the nemesis. I love how the character develop, I got annoyed with Katniss hysterics towards the end, but I understood it.
Book first was full with action and laced with a little humour. Especially from Peeta ( whom I love, love, love ). The second book seems fraught with high nervous energy and a feeling of something is gonna happened. The third book is the weakest I guess. Maybe because Katniss and Peeta is weakest here. The writing and description feels clunky. Felt a bit improbable too, but it is a YA so I am going with the flow. I also like the ending, because this is a dark story no matter how Team Peeta I am.. so to end it with that note, is apt.
Why I didn't give it 5 star is because, while I think this is one of the books that I will reread over and over again, the writing at time is too simplistic and sometimes I feel like it is not just there. It is not subpar nor horrible, but I feel like it could be improved. But it does not deter from my enjoyment of this marvelous book. Just a small complain really.
Monday, August 27, 2012
I guess unless I am back at the office, updates are gonna be a tad bit sporadic. Saje je kan nak makan gaji buta.
Anyway, I am still adapting to motherhood. It seems like I am definitely not in the category who find motherhood as easy breezy. It does not help that I am lacking in patience. Husband remarked g resentfully ( cuba die yang kena bangun every 2 hours) I am more patient dealing with the bulus. Well, while the bulus does wake me up at 3 or 4 am in the morning, if they annoyed me I can just chuck them out of the room. I can't chuck this tiny kenit out even though I am severely tempted too kan...
Kalau nak dikirakan, it is not that bad. He is not that fussy. His sleep pattern is still not established, so I can't say exactly at what time he will wake up, but he usually will wake up after 2 hour of sleep then cried his lung out for milk. During those first 2 weeks I was really, really pissed. Yes. I should say not that mother are entitled to be pissed, but we are allowed to because we are human but only not to succumb to our anger ( though sometimes I did, but I try to check myself ). I am not usually for tears, but being usually tear free it seems makes me into a very angry person. So maybe by being a crying mess, a lot of mother adapt well while I just simmers. I just don't have that mother instinct.
Tapi... By this third week, I am kinda fine with it. Not totally fine, but just resigned when he cried in the middle of the night after 2 or 1 hour sleep. It gets annoying when after 3 hours of being awake in the middle of the night, he still wouldn't sleep, but I think I know how to put him to sleep now without tearing my or his hair out. I can now function well with a few hour sleep , and I rarely sleep during the day anyway. There is so many things to do! And the little one also keep waking up during the day too. After an hour or two. Paling lama die akan tidur lepas mandi pagi. Which is masa tu la nak makan, mandi, basuh baju baby, kemas whatever it is, pumping.
Teruk kan. But I am trying to be honest here. I don't find motherhood magical. I find it hard work. It does have its sweet moment, but a lot of the time, it is kinda overwhelming, the things we needed to do for the little one, the responsibility and the upcoming responsibility. Maybe I am not prepared?
I never was prepared, I try to take things one day at a time for a lot of things so maybe this don't really mesh well with my, one day at time philosophy for everything.
This is not a crying out post asking you to say I am not a bad mother. I have yet to be a good mother, but I am trying. A working progress. In the mean time, we ( the little one and I ) have to bear with each other. I am figuring things out here. I think once I am in KL, which would be late next week kut, I have to create some sort of a schedule for both of us so we can adapt once I am working. Lagi2, husband pon nanti tadek, my mom pon cannot help so lagi la chaotic.
We are looking for a maid, and the agency did find us one, but the maid they want to give us is a nubile 25 year old girl who looks stunning and have worked in Hong Kong with a family before. While I am not insecure USUALLY, tapi aku taknak la ade maid who will stay in the house 24/7 who looks like she could be an actress then bile husband aku balik bercuti he will be mostly alone with the maid. Aku tidak percaya ok. Walaupon husband never menunjukkan tanda2 lelaki gatal, tapi tak payah la nak tempt fate dengan meletakkan temptation depan mata dan hidup bersama. When I state the reason why I reject this candidate to husband, boleh pulakk la die senyap sengih2.. tanpa sebarang denial "ehhh... I tak rase die lawa." or "I wouldn't do that to you..," Die senyap je gelak2. Lelaki! Kaannnnn.... tak percaya aku. So sementara ni... masih menunggu. Kalau tak dapat, kena la cari orang / tempat nak dijaga si kenit ni. Kesian die.
While husband is around, sekarang ni I let my husband bathed and change kenit diapers. Sebab nanti die takde berbulan-bulan aku kena handle sensorang, so sementara die ade die buat semua. Hehehe. Which account for my hopelessness bile aku kena tuka diapers die, sebab bile aku mengantuk, mesti aku tuka diaper Kenit tu tah hape2, which resulted Kenit diaper almost falling off. Seeee... no mother instinct. Husband got better mother instinct.
Update baby. Well he is doing what most 3 weeks are doing. I have started to bottle feed EBM for him, so far no confusion. So he's doing ok. He's a bit of a fussy baby sometimes, can wail his lung out, very impatient, and likes to be rock to sleep which takes 30 mins in the middle of the night -_- However apart from that, he is generally very lovable.
Well.. this luahan perasaan is long enough. Nak cerita pasal kucing besok2 la. Kalau ade masa.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
LONG ENTRY! ( Habiskan terus la at one go )
Ok. Mari sambung... si kecik ni ekk ekk skit sambil tido, maknanye adalah half an hour lagi. LOL.
Back to 2nd of Augsut.
Bile dah konfirm kena admitted, baru la call boss cakap I maw deliver so maternity leave start today. Tension. Kalau tahu tak kerja dari pagi. Aku dah yakin dan konfiden, yang doctor will just wave us home, sekali kena admitted.
So we got into our room and I asked my husband to leave and do whatever he needed to do at home and come back again at night. So gua rilek-rilek, at 6 pm my gynae came to check on me, and I asked if I really needed to be induced. She mentioned that my labour is actually starting and it is best to deliver this baby early. Gua berserah je la pastuh. And instead of 11 pm, she decided to start giving me the tablet to induce at 6pm because she thinks I might have a long way to go. Greaattt.
I already read up on what to expect when inducing (actually I missed out on people saying induce labour is way more painful than natural one. Which I think was better that I missed reading / blanking that out sebab mesti aku lagi trauma ) so was cringing when she inserted the tablet inside me, via vagina. I can only imagine any guys who is reading this is cringing too. Perempuan aku tahu rilek sudah. It took 2 tries ok. Aku rase nak berair mata aku.
Then the waiting game begins~! Waiting for the labor to begin.
Up to 11 pm - Nothing much happened. I ate. Read Cleo's ( I think I may have outgrown Cleo's. There used to be like at least a quarter of articles, now, if ade pon, is like a fluff piece. Pieces that is not well thought out nor researched after. At least I got a free shampoo out of my Cleo) . Husband came back with my clothes and toilettries dan baru la boleh aku mandi.
12 am - Husband dah start kroih, kroih. I was too high strung to sleep. So I played Bejeweled on my phone. I noticed every 20 mins, there is a slight cramping. Mentioned it to the nurse the nurse says lama lagi. Sigh.
2 am- Still 20 mins, but the cramping is getting painful. I slightly winced. I now can't sleep because it is uncomfortable. I try to doze but keep waking up everytime the contractions start.
3 am - 15 mins tapi dah sakit amat. I consider throwing things to my snoring husband, tapi opt to call the nurse since they mentioned earlier they can give something for the pain.. I mentioned to the nurse, she gave me a CTG, and after determining that the contraction is strong, gave me an injection. I kinda doze on and off, still in pain. Tapi at least mengantuk. The nurse checked, aku baru 1.5 cm dillated ok !!! Rase dah nak nangis je bile dengar.
6 am - Aku rase aku dah 5 mins apart in pain. Tadek rase nak tidur dahh. Kept on heading to the toilet untuk berak and muntah.
7 am - They asked me if I nak mandi , but I can barely stands up, because the contraction is coming every 5 mins in huge powerful waves. They want to wheel me in to labour room, but they checked first and I was 3cm dillated which is good enough to be wheeled in. Before that they inject ubat berak tu inside my rectum kut, which I think I went into the toilet too fast. Husband seriau at all these things that needs to be inserted in me. LOL.
8 am - I asked for epidural and was informed of the risk and all, gua sign je. Gua dah tak tahan. I was holding my husband hand whimpering "sakittt" , husband was alarmed saying not 5 mins apart, but 3 mins apart ni setiap kali I doubled up in pain.
So epidural was administered, and while the effect of epidural, I can feel even now, tapiii I don't regret it. I think I might have passed out if not. Gile tak kental aku ni. But as the doctor and nurses try to guide me, I became macam erratic, I remembered the nurse saying " She is in too much to pain to understand the instruction." So she gives me short word instructon. IV drip pon was administered now, so I will not dehydrate... and for the life of me now, I can't remember if tiub kencing tu was inserted at this time or after labour. I think it was at this time.
9 am - Terus walla rase bagusssss. I can breathe easily and the nurse checked I am now 5.5 cm dillated, which gives me a light at the end of a tunnel. I mentioned, ahh so then by afternoon I will deliver, she just say perhaps. Hoh.
9 am to 12pm - Can't remember much, strap to the CTG machine and baby heartbeat. I think during this time, husband balik rumah to freshen up and do stuffs seeing I am much more comfortable. I even slept for an hour or two. A much needed rest, from the no sleep I got last night. Also I think during this time kut my air ketuban dipecahkan. But because of the epidural, I feel nothing. Bile nurse tu seluk2 kat dalam keluarkan air yang tak keluar semua ponnn aku feel nothing. And yest the stick they used to pecahkan air ketuban tu is longgg, tapi gua dah tak heran dah time tu.
12pm - 6 cm dillated. My gynae is worried as there is no progress, but as everything seems ok, baby is ok, she says we will wait more.
1 pm - 3 pm - I think I got another shot of epidural ke ape tah. The epidural had wears off, I was in a lot of pain. Husband may have come back around this time.
4.00 pm - Still 6 bloody cm dillated! It seems because my opening is not large enough, the cervix only open up to that size. They can feel the baby head, but still it refused to budge. (Aku rase aku agak famous 2 hari kat Ward tu as the woman who was stuck at 6 cm for hourssss ) .
4.30pm - They decided that cesarean was the best option, as while baby rilek je dalam perut, heartbeat normal, boleh lagi die main2 tendang mummy die, my contractions was getting highly irregular. Kejab 5 mins, kejab 10 mins, kejab 2 3 mins. So the doctor is worried and emergency c-section is being placed at 5pm. Husband asked if that was ok with me, I said I don't care as long as the baby get out. Epidural dah administered tah berapa kali pon dah tak jalan kat aku dah ni.
5pm - I asked if husband could be there, but they said since it is an emergency cesar, so no. I got into the operating theatre. I think they administered epi again, am not really sure, but the anaes, pinched me at my leg and waist and asked if I feel any pain, I said no. So the doctors proceed to cut me open, then I suddenly feel pain. I remembered the anaes mentioning if I feel any pain just tell them. It took several seconds of more pain as they sliced me open, for me to open my mouth, I was wondering if its normal to feel the slicing pain as they cut me open, and OF COURSE LA TAK NORMAL WEHHH. So I said 'SAKIT!' . The doctor stop confusingly, and the anaes increased the dosage. They resume slicing, I still feel the pain and mentioned it. They got more confused and it seems that my right side of the body, is feeling the pain (they are slicing at the right side now, while my left side don't feel it... HOI BOLEH MACAM TU KEEE. ). Not sure if I have a low tolerance of pain or badan dah immune dengan epi, but I can't go on the cesar awake, so I have to be administered the local anaes that put me out almost immediately
6 pm ++ - Woke up of people clearing up stuffs and moving me out. I remembered hazily that I give birth and I heard no cries and wondered groggily if my baby is alive. Husband immediately came by and show pic of baby. He said nurse cakap I tidor. Ehhhhh... bukan tidur ok. I felt a bit sad that I was not among the first to see him, but was much too groggy to care except to ask my husband to call my mother to say that everything went well.
Sooo... around Maghrib tu, they wheeled in my baby... Alhamdulillah.
And ever since then, aku tak boleh berenggang dari si kenit tu, as pengeluar susu utama.
|Beberapa minit sebelom melahau nak susu|
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I want to write the title as My First Labour Experience, and was transported back to zaman sekolah rendah where the karangan will be My Holiday Experience or My First Day at School. Very the skema.
Anyway... like many Malaysian mom bloggers ( I can't find any other nationalities who narrate the birth of their children with amazing details and sometimes even with pictures of them attached to the CTG. Thank God there is no vagina shot ... oh I if you head to stfuparents.tumblr.com you can find those ), I think I might as well, narrate how my little baby came to this world.
I had my last appointment gynae on the 31st of July, and I was 38 weeks at the time. She did my first VE (I think it meant vaginal exam?). After the VE, she mentioned I might have some problem in delivering naturally , seems like I have some narrow bones. Husband was laughing because I always mentioned that I have big butts so I never think that would be an issue. So orang dulu-dulu yang looks for wide hips and big buttocks = fertile and easy to deliver. You were wrongggg.
She mentioned that I may need cesarean but we will try the natural way. Before this I was kinda cool and laidback about labour. I don't think much about it, I know I will take the drugs, but I figured I will bear the pain and do what every other woman would do.
After hearing that, I was petrified. I was kinda like, heyyy.. I wouldn't mind staying pregnant forever. Because from what she described, trying out the natural way and if that fails, cut me open, I know I will be in a lot of pain. I also mentioned to husband on our way back that, MOST DEFINITELY I will take the drugs.
That was on Tuesday.
On Wednesday 1st of August.
Noticed bloody show just before berbuka. Was perplexed, and told husband that I think after berbuka we need to go to the hospital. He asked me to get ready while he berbuka next door at my sister's house. I walked around a bit, eat a piece of kuih as the azan berkumandang, and though, ahh.. feck it. I will eat first and think about getting ready later.
Later on the night, we decided to just go tomorrow since I don't feel any contractions or pain.
On Thursday 2nd of August.
The bloody show kinda continue. I was a bit confused because I thought it was just a one time thing, but decided to go to the hospital anyway during lunch hour. Sempat lagi aku WFH during the morning ok. No pain kan.
So at the hospital, the midwives checked me and seems like I was 1cm dillated and I have very minor contractions. The midwife explained that it is common that after a first VE, some people will experience some bleeding. (If I knew that, I don't think so I had come to the hospital that early! ). So she was positive I will go home in an hour time. Hey, I thought I can go home. I was ready to resume work ok bile balik rumah. So aku tak inform pon boss I am actually at the hospital while duduk send email kerja. Gile dedicated. Tetiba pulak dedicated pasal kerja. Aku rase time tu aku in denial kut.
Then after a while, the midwife came back and her face looks kinda shocked and confused and said that my gynae thinks it is better if I am admitted and be induced today since I am starting labour and my gynae was afraid that if my baby got bigger it will be a more difficult labor later on. Gah! I was like.. a bit dismayed.. this is sooooo off setting my holiday plan. Yeee... aku a bit upset pasal beranak early sebab aku dah plan cuti leklok. LOL. What can I say, I like to plan things ahead and will get ruffled / upset bila things don't go my way.
So process mengadmittedkan aku dalam ward pon bermula and I was set to be induced at 11pm that night.
Eh... sambung esok lak laa.. macam panjang. Dahlah asyik terberhenti je sebab si kecik nak nyusu.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
I have delivered a healthy baby boy!
Currently am dealing with all the new stuffs associated with new mother, breastfeeding woes, sleepless night, murderous tendencies at 3am towards little one. So a bit late in updating.
In short, I gave birth to this little bundle of cuteness at 5.37pm on the 3rd of August 2012 on my 38th weeks. Unexpected ( somewhat ) delivery ni, as I have to be induced and later gave birth to him via c-section. EDD 14th Aug, and sepatutnye also I was suppose to be induce today instead last week, tapi mende nak jadi. As long as semua selamat.
Anyhow will update more later.
In cat news, Bobby kena stay at the vet due to lung infection. :( Sedihhh. Hope he gets better soon. Tak tahu how it happened, but it does and hope kucing lain tak kena.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Alkisahnye, I brought my kain and my sister's kain (she brought 3 while me only 1), to this tailor. Last year I sent to this same tailor. While I am not really satisfied with her work with my other plain baju kurung, but she did a wonderful job on my baju kurung Pahang so I opt to send to her again to just make a baju kurung Pahang. (Maklumlahh.. aku rase tu je aku muat kut). My sister tahun ni, excited pulak , while last year she brought only 1, she decided to bring 3 because she likes the tailor work. Another reason why I decided to use this tailor, sebab she is the wife of my husband's colleague. Kira nak tolong member la ni.
So I sent it around May, and her worker said around June dah boleh dapat. But I said no rush la, as long as before Raya. So around mid July aku pergi la kedai tu. Dannnnnn
Boleh tak kedai tu dah bertukar tangan. The signboard is still there and all, but instead of the tailor, kedai tu instead a kedai that sells baju kurung siap. Angin nye lah aku. So basically, I had went to the kedai and the new owner gave me the tailor number and the new owner said, the tailor moved out early July. Menyesal kan tak pergi amik baju bulan June... kekonon nak bagi can, sekali terkena batang hidung sendiri. Bagus!
Basically, I called every number I have of her, all of it either not in service or went straight to voicemail. I had send an email, which I doubt she checked. My husband called her husband which also went straight to voicemail and all attempt to find him is not successful. The husband is around at his workplace, but so far he manage to avoid my husband ignoring his messages, notes and emails.
The thing is... bukannye the tailor or the husband owed us money. I didn't put down deposit pon as the pekerja cakap tak payah. All I want is my kain and more importantly, my sister punye kain back. Itu pon ko tak termampu nak buat ke. WTH is happening / or had happened to this couple?
Husband went back to the shop, to see if the new owner have any other ways to contact the tailor, only the useless number tu je la. Horrible betul la this people. The new owner also mentioned that a lot of people came looking for them. I can only imagine la.
Some people mentioned maybe sakit ke or mati ke. You know what... I don't really care. As a business owner, especially a Muslim one, you should know your responsibility. Tu semua hutang tu. If indeed die sakit teruk or mati ke.... then the next of kin have the responsibility to at least inform people, so we can make peace or demand payment/return of our good we had with the deceased. Kannn... mende tu simple je. Aku tahu mende tu pon dari aku 10 years old. Takkan engineer yang working at a renowned company, tak tahu basic hukum agama kuttt. No phone ade dalam buku jahit. At the very least, put up a notice at your previous kedai. Ni hilang tanpa dikesan, macam kena kejar along, which is my next suspicion.
This is the second time this had happened to me. The first time happened to my baju nikah. OMG kan. Nasib baik I got the tailor to contact me. I had blogged about it, tapi malas cari. Basically the tailor sakit, and decided to tutup kedai without informing customers, membuatkan aku cuak bile aku nak pickup baju nikah aku dan kedai tutup with nothing inside and I phoned the kedai, it went unaswered. Also aku teringat, I asked the people around the kedai (kedai yang I antar baju nikah ituu), where and how I can contact the owner, the replies I get is .."Owner kedai tu memang sombong tak campor dengan kami2". Heloooo... tadek kaitan dengan soalan aku. Haih laa... ni aku cakap.... adat Melayu berniaga.
However I manage to leave a note demanding them to contact me, and the husband of the tailor at last did contact me and pulangkan the baju. The baju, Alhamdulillah siap, tinggal fitting je I sent to another tailor. Not taking any more chances.
So it is really annoying it happened again, and I seriously wonders my luck with tailors. Dengan itu, after this tadek kesian-kesian dah bab-bab business ni. I will only send it to the 2 chinese tailor I had known to be highly reliable. Walaupon they're expensive, at least they are good and RELIABLE.
This type of people, macam tailor yang hilang ni, is the kind of people that makes Malay people looks bad. This type of people jugak yang selalu demand, "Melayu should tolong Melayu", but then when we give them chances they basically throw it away.
I don't mind if they have difficulties ke, can't siapkan the baju ke. But have the courtesy to inform your customer. It is not just courtesy, it is your responsibility! Do you think sebab you are your own boss suke hati ko je ko nak buat perangai?
Annoying sungguh. Pantang je berpuasa, or this post would probably be filled with the appropriate curses. I don't really care about my kain, but I feel guilty sebab my sister hantar 3. Banyak tuuu. We are not the type to buy expensive kain, but the kain we bought is usually bought elsewhere yang jauh. So kira bukan senang nak cari ganti laa!
If you want to start a business, you should really ask yourself, are you ready to face the challenges and responsibility. You have a responsibility towards your customer, responsibility to be amanah and mengotakan janji-janji yang diberi. This is basic stuffs and things that any decent human should know, apatah lagi seorang yang mengaku Muslim kan.
I highly doubt that I'll get the kain back, but it wouldn't hurt to hope kut. My previous experience at least I manage to get it back, amidst my panic. This time I macam laidback sikit, and kinda berserah. Lagi pon ibu mengandung tak larat nak emoism. Sume mellow je sekarang.