Friday, February 23, 2007

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!!

I've been tagged by few beautiful ladies in the blogworld. Forgive me for being sluggish. Been trying so hard to post it asap, but with my 2 kids still at home, fuuhhh... it's been so hard to sit down quietly & update my blog.

RULES: People who are tagged should write a blog post of 6 weird things about them as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says 'you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog.
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1) I have a lot of scarves (tudung), with different colours, designs, materials etc... but I keep wearing the same one most of the time!!!! This one (my frens call it tudung bibik "indon") is my most favourite one, easy to wear & black in colour!!! Can match any blouse colour maaa... Huhh.. I don't ever care what people call it but this piece (ada 3 lagi yang sama) has been a great aid.. Tak glamour pun takpe because life here has been always in "qui vive"...
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2) I have a smelling sense like a dog!! Ha ha.. kalau ada (yeellkkk!!!) that black and white thing belongs to those lizards, I can look for it too!! Small area la. And also those BM belongs to rats & mouse. But I guess, as we grow old, my smelling sense level sudah tidak se-gah dulu2. Tapi ada kalanya, power lagi gitu!!! He he.. ingat masa kecik2 dulu, I called out my sisters & brother to look for rats in the store whenever I "captured" one ...!! My 3rd sis would yell back & blamed me for being born in Year of the Dog!! Ahaks, bukan salah ibu mengandung beb!!
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3) Ahaaaa.. I'm one of the nailbiters in the world. Am still. Dunno when or how to stop. BUT I did stop @ pause for almost 2 weeks just before my wedding day!!! Lepas tu, tak boleh berhenti lagi. Actually once a while ada jugak pause/break jugak from this habit but .... susah lah nak berhenti completely. I read a lot about nailbiters, why they do it, how to stop, bla bla bla. Tapi my frens kata I'm a happy go lucky person!! I get mad whenever my son, Zharif bites his nails, sometimes behind the curtain or couch. Ahaaks, hubby would always defend his son laaa. "Mummy awak pun sama je, tak reti2 nak berhenti!!" Luckily, I've never seen Marsha doing it. Oh my darling girl, jangan lah gigit kuku!
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4) Being scared to be labelled a "forgetful" person, I type & save all the important agendas (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly etc) in these 3 handphones as reminder @ alarm. As early as 4.50am for Subuh prayers (2 times for Subuh prayers tau sebab setan banyak time tu), 5.50am for Doa Bangun pagi, 6.00am showering time, 6.15am for Library Bags or Swimming gears or Homeworks dan berbagai2 lagi untuk sepanjang hari, minggu, bulan dll..!! Hubby tu toksah cite la tension dia kalau semua handphone tu bunyi at the same time. Nak buat camne, takde kereta sendiri. Kids use the compound shuttle to school. Hubby pakai kereta company. Kalau lambat, tak ke haru biru jadinya. To avoid being late la tu etc, ha ha... handphone tu la jadi penyelamat especially during weekdays (besides birthdays, anniversary, bla bla bla....)
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5) Walllaaa... I'd spend $$ (within budget ler..) to buy the same handbags @ sandals @ bangles @ scarves etc BUT of different colours, if I really like the design or model. He he.. like the 3 handbags in the picture, nasib tak mahal, mampu la beli 3 sekali harung!! Sandals ada dalam shoecabinet downstairs la, malas nak amik!! Sama colour jugak!!
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6) Ahaks... I have a pretty hot temper (but I control it fairly well) and I'd cry easily (very) too. My frens said that I kinda macho & strong & brutal & power la konon, agaknya dapat survive almost a decade here in Vietnam. Yup, I berani redah tempat2 yang foreigners tak pi. Hhmm.. never mind the TV program (reality show, sports, games, news, documentary, drama etc etc..) or in real life, senang air mata ni meleleh. Tapi sebenor2nya tak suka dilabel ratu air mata, dah cuba untuk maintain "cool", tapi tak buley la!! Huhh.. I'd get so emotional too when hubby tak layan (tadak respond) dengan apa2 yang I dok cerita pot pet pot pet esp pasal what the kids & I did the whole day!!! I'd cry in the bathroom & spend more than 1 hour in the tub!! Uhuk uhuk la sorang2... takde orang pujuk punya but at least keluar semua yang ada kat dalam ni...!!!

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Wokey, I'm done with this virus (kata Simah) and now I'm tagging:
1)kak elle
2)jokontan
3)cikdinz
4)yus
5)goboklama
6)melayu in london....
....sebab tak nampak lagi post 6 weird things about them!!!!..

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

WHY WOMEN CRY..

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I've received this mail many many times,
wanna share with others because..
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND TRUE..!!

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Please send this to all women you know today.
You will boost another woman's self-esteem!
Send it to every man, so he can understand!

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A little boy asked his mother,
"Why are you crying?"
"Because I'm a woman," she told him.
"I don't understand," he said.
His Mom just hugged him and said,
"And you never will."

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Later the little boy asked his father,
"Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"
"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

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The little boy grew up and became a man,
still wondering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God.
When God got on the phone, he asked,
"God, why do women cry so easily?"

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God said: "When I made the woman she had to be special.
I made her shoulders strong enough
to carry the weight of the world,
yet gentle enough to give comfort.

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I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth
and the rejection that many times
comes from her children.

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I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going
when everyone else gives up,
and take care of her family through sickness
and fatigue without complaining.

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I gave her the sensitivity to love her children
under any and all circumstances,
even when her child has hurt her very badly.

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I gave her strength to carry her husband
through his faults
and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

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I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband
never hurts his wife,
but sometimes tests her strengths
and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

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And finally, I gave her a tear to shed.
This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

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"You see my son," said God,
"the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.

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The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart..
the place where love resides."

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Monday, February 5, 2007

MY FRIEND, JANET...

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Nak cite semalam tapi tak dapat sebab keep on failing to sign in to old blogger account. End up kena sign up dengan google account tu jugak. Awat la jadi camtu..
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Tak pe la tu, ni nak cite pasal Janet, my friend/neighbour (Chinese Singaporean married to Japanese).
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9.15pm - Sabtu malam (tengah nak bloghopping etc..), handphone drriinngggg.. Janet called..
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J : "Hey, you not chet (yet) sleep kaaa?"
Me : "No la, internet maa.."
J : "Hey, I'm down la. Can you take care of my children?"
Me : "Sure can laa.. What happened? Why you feel down?"
J : "Not down.. I'm drunk maa. My husband also drunk. My husband's company got dinner. I drink a lot leyy.."
Me : "Where are your kids? Are they at home?"
J : "No lah, with me here." (Yeah.. I could hear the childrens shouting etc...)
Me : "Where are you now?"
J : "On my way back leyy.. in the car."
Me : "OK then, when you reach home, call me. I'll help you to put them to sleep later."
J : "OK, thank you aaaa..."
Me : "No problem leyy.."
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Tunggu punya tunggu sampai pukul 10 malam, takde jugak Janet call. Alih2 intai dari balcony kami, tengok lampu bilik air master bedroom dia dah terang. But the whole house dah gelap. Pi jengok kat luar rumah dia, diam je, takde pun bunyi Masahiro, Yosuke & Nayu terjerit2 lagi. "Aahhh.. call la". Called her handphone takde jawab, call rumah pun takde angkat. Pengsan la tu. Normally Saturday nights, kami stay up la nonton TV etc. Kesian nak ting tong rumah dia, biar je la kot depa memang dah tido.
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Bangun pagi semalam, Ahad.. "eh eh, nak call la Janet ni, camne la agaknya". Actually I was quite worried because of a tragic incident last weekend. It involved one of our Filipino friend, Joy... when her husband Bruce (British) passed away last Sunday. He came back very very drunk at 10pm. Joy had to call the security guards to get him out of the car. Left him on the floor as always kalau balik mabuk, and went to sleep. Joy came downstairs to check on him at 3am but was so surprised to find blood in his mouth, not breathing, his body was cold and called the ambulance at once. He was pronounced dead after 30 minutes been taken into the Emergency Room.
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All of us was so astonished when we heard the news. They have 4 children, 8-19 years old. Joy is a housewife, like most of the ladies here. Joy had to do evrything by herself as Bruce's mother has been ill due to an operation she went through last month. Bruce's only sibling, his sister has to take care of their mother and couldnt make a journey to Vietnam for the prayers, cremation, funeral etc. But she is fortunate to have so many friends here to help. Her husband's company is also helping them in everything from settling things in the hospital, claiming the body, creamation procedures etc...
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Glad that their company allows them to stay until the school ends in June for Summer break. They will move back to UK as they bought a house there. Huhh.. I'm gonna miss another friend again. Yansin left us last month. Jillian moved to Laos last October. Puan Thaha will be based in Sudan (hubby promoted as Ambassador). All with high position but so low profile one...
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Haaahh.. balik ke cite Janet.. called her at home yesterday (Sunday) morning..
Me : "Janet!!! Are you OK now?"
J : "Yeah, yeah... I'm OK. Why?"
Me : "You told me that you'd call me once you got home last night. Why didnt you call?"
J : "Haahhh?? I called you aaaa... no la.. wait, wait I check my handphone aaaa..."
Me : "Hahhh.. amoi ni betul la.. takkan lupa kot.."
J : "Heyy... yorr lorr... why I call you aaaa. I went out for dinner. I was drunk you know. But my husband not drunk maaa.."
Me : "Aiiiyyaaaa... you ask me to take care of your children. You told me you're drunk. So I said ok la... but call me when you got home."
J : "Hor lor... I got back and vomit leyy.. then I sleep on the sofa. But my husband not drunk. He take care of the children. Haiiyaaa... how come I call u maaa?"
Me : "Haaa.. good la. That means I'm your good friend laaa.. Mabuk also can call me."
J : "Yor lor... the company asked him to join the dinner. I told him not to drink a lot because he's old already loorr.. 45 already. Scared he mati like the Brit.."
Me : "See... you love your husband maaaa... so charming2 now ley.."
J : "How come I call you haaa??"
Me : "Never mind la. You can call me anytime. Last time you help me also whaaattt.. must help each other lorr.."
J : "Yor loorrr.. now Yansin not here anymore.. we need each other leeyy.. correct..correct.. Haiiyyaaaa.. paisey (malu) loorrr.."
Me : "Dont be laaaa..."
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Kah kah kah.... berdekah2 kami gelak sakan. Petang tu masa budak2 main depan rumah pun kami gelak lagi.... tapi Janet ni memang kelakar, very helpful too. Selalu ada je cite lucu esp pasal MIL dia di Jepun tu. Dah le she's so young at age kalau compare dengan husband dia, Asao tu, saiz badan pulak slightly taller than the husband. Kami meriah kat area sini sebab budak2 selalu main depan rumah ramai2. Bising pun tak kisah, petang je la. Sama la suara mak2 berborak hingai bingai petang2 sambil minum kopi & apa2 makanan yang ada. Ni tak cite dengan Kak Mai lagi, sure berderai la gelak nanti.... I just can't imagine, life here esp in the afternoon... without our sweet girlfriend, Janet.
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