Wednesday, 30 April 2008
People! I am on alert! I can't think of anything else to write but ... WORK!
I am a WORKOHOLIC!!! OMG! :S
PS: I need a break! Huhuhu ...
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY YANTI :) LOVE YA CUZZIE!!! ;)
=== Hmmm ... Yea I know! Yummy isn't it?! :) ===
Monday, 28 April 2008
I went home at after 3 pm, had my shower (today's extremely hot!!!) then tried to re-do the report - the RIGHT way, as she called it! I had a headache instead! I took a quick nap for an hour then off to my neoro theraphy at 6pm. 2 hours later, still feeling real bad about what happened at work, I stuffed myself with CA Mohammad's famous fried noodles, 3 slices of Honey Garlic Chicken Pizza, 2 chicken BBQ wings and 2 slices of garlic bread.
Hmmm . . . I guess food helps not only filling our tummy up but also kicking out that 'unsatisfied' feeling that we have, especially women! Now I crave for vanilla ice-cream!!! :S
PS: Don't try this at home!!!
Sunday, 27 April 2008
This morning the pain was still there. Even when we had lunch at Seasons, I couldn't walk for too long. Mas treated us there ~ her birthday was last 10th. The food was okay. Not so good, not so bad but for sure, it was very simple! Nothing much special. Johnny was complaining then others started doing the same. Jonnny is a real world-class traveler and his taste in food is superb so whenever he started whining about food or restaurant, we BLA girls would swallow all he said.
The cake was sweet, unlike mine last time. The presents were prepared by Raheemah and Niza this time so when Mas unwrapped them, we were eyeing them in awe too! :p She loved the presents of course and we loved what she got for us too! Each one of us got a bag of photo frame of her pictures ~ her now and when she was little. Cute!! She gave us a scented candle too :) Suria and Lulu screamed when the waitress came in with boxes of Baker Lynn cakes! Each one of us got a box! Mas was really stuffing us with high calorie food today! :p
Before leaving Seasons, I got a text from Mo, saying how worried he was about me. That carved a smile on my face :) After the 'misunderstanding' we had a few weeks ago, he has shown me that he cares about our friendship. I am so glad getting his text today ...
BLA girls went off to Shimco in Qlap while Johnny went back to watch My Lovely Samsoon :p I left my car at the basement car park and followed Leng. I was in pain, still, but I thought I could stand it for a bit while. Leng showed us her house plan ~ she's now waiting for her house loan approval. Lulu, Kiem, Roslin and me screamed looking at the grand house plan! Her room is so big! She's only 28 and she's going to have her own house soon. Waaaaa! I wish I can do that!!
Minutes passed by, I couldn't stand the pain no more but kept quiet to myself as the girls were excited choosing the cloth. I rang up Shahrul, asking him to pick me up. I didn't want to spoil the girls' day. Bearing the pain, we went to Firoz Jaya, also in Qlap. By 3.40pm, I kissed Mas goodbye, thanking her for the treat.
At his place, I had my undisturbed and peaceful nap. A pay off for my 'short' nap last night. I woke up at almost 6pm. The rest of the hour, Shahrul was cleaning his room and found 'our' stuff. First, he found the list of names of 'our children' ~ 9 names altogether. I think we did that in the first year we were together. After more cleaning, he found 'our' photo album. We had our photos kept in there, even pictures of us when we were small. I hadn't seen the album for a long time! We went through every page of the album together, laughing at how 'small' we were (and I thought I was 'fat' then!) :S
Before sending me back to my car, Shahrul bought me some Fun Donuts in Bandar ~ 3 Almonds, 2 Power Puffs and 1 Cream Peanut. He said it's for my breakfast tommorrow :) I got home at roughly 9pm. I chatted with Mamashasha and her sister tonight and when writing this, Seagull was online. We hadn't talked for a while. I guess he was busy. We chatted a bit then he said he missed me and my sexy voice! Haha! Gabby! You are funny dude!!! :D We said 'good night' a while ago.
Now the pain has lessened. My day today was not so bad afterall ...
=== The calories I consumed today :S ===
Saturday, 26 April 2008
=== Do you see what we saw?? ===
=== I know! Breath-taking aren't they! Subhanallah!! ===
Friday, 25 April 2008
Been busy with work lately. It's just never over! I am exhausted and am still having the cough since I came back from KL last December. I just hope it's not serious, just a sign of tiredness and lack of rest ... So yea! My days were just the same. Woke up, got ready, went to work, meetings and more meetings, then home, more work then to bed at 2am. If work's not so much, my head'll hit the pillow at 11pm the earliest.
Yesterday afternoon I had my neuro treatment again. This time, she was trying to fix my back. My shoulders are much better now and my headaches are not attacking as frequent as before. The session was killing me people! She went up my back and stepped on me! Luckily she's small. Imagine if she's as fat as I am! It was a painful session really :( [Sigh!]
Back home, I worked on a report on the survey my committee had designed. Out of 300 respondents, we only got 126 replies. We discussed on the results at yesterday morning's meeting. I chaired the meeting. Apparently, it was not as difficult as I thought it'd be yet, the responsibility is big I must say. I talked to the chief and begged him to find someone else to take over the post, telling him I can't take it. He replied, "Why not?" [Sigh!]. He was actually hoping that I would keep the post as the Chairlady of the committee. "Why not?" C'mon sir! It's too big a repsonsibility for me to handle. I am just a lady afterall! [Sigh!]
We have got a replacement for the post left by the chairperson but since he's new, he can't handle the matter we're handling now. So as for now, I am the chairlady for the committee. Hope it'll be over soon. Can't do too much work now that I am still unwell [Sigh!] ...
Back to the report, I worked on it till 2am last night and woke up at 8am this morning, giving last touches on it before meeting my coleagues later at 2pm this afternoon. By 12pm, all was done so I took a quick nap, a pay off for a job done. The meeting lasted at 5.30pm [Sigh!]. Tiring yet I learned about my two coleagues I worked with today.
While working on the report, we had lunch and chit chatting. Of course! That's what ladies do when we're together ;) I learned M was naughty in her early phase while S was a Dangdut lover! M used to go to parties and 'gambus', caught and punished by her dad, while S is a traveler; she's going to London and Europe this coming June. The 'sharing session' continued when 'our love stories' topic brought up! M had two men trying to commit suicide when she left them; one of them was carrying her 'sirih junjung' on her wedding, S is going out with her long term boyfriend, behind her parents' back for 10 years! Of course I told them about 'my story' with Shahrul. I guess you know that already so I won't write about it here again ... [Sigh!]
I called Shahrul once I got on the car, planning to watch a movie but nothing good was on so I didn't see him today [Sigh!]. Driving home, I felt the unwanting feeling to go home just yet so I gave Mamashasha a ring. In the next 10 minutes, I was at her house playing with little Shasha. I went online and met Mo. We chatted for a bit and introduced him to Mamashasha. She has a cam so Mo finally saw me on cam today. Glad he was happy seeing me. He said Shasha was cute! Of course she is Mo! She's adorable!! Right Mama? ;)
Mo left to have lunch but I stayed online. Sulaiman signed in a few minutes later. It's been a while we didn't chat but it was time for dinner so I left. He said the salaam first then the chat continued. The feeling was still there when we chatted [Sigh!]. Mamashasha was warning me, reminding me to keep cool cause she knows what happened between me and Sulaiman in the past [Sigh!]. Indeed, now, it's affecting me ... Him saying I 'still have an effect on him' made me feel ... [Sigh!] ...
On the way home, the memories came to image and the hurting taunted me. Even now, the pain is still scratching inside [Sigh!]. Sometimes, when you just thought it's over, it actually never does till you come to notice how important someone is in your life [Sigh!]. The image of Shahrul came across too tonight. These men ... these two men ... have really affected my life yet I can't choose anyone of them either. I just don't have the power to do so ...
Sunday, 20 April 2008
By almost 10am, I gave up and spent the day chatting online with Mamashasha and Binod, my friend from Nepal. I am happy now he's found his true love through Tagged :) He's closed his account there now too :) At almost midday, I watched a DVD, The Nanny Diaries. The first few parts of the movie taught me something. It's when the 'nanny' was asked a question in her interview:
==== Alhamdulillah!!! :p ====
Not so exciting. Just the same old story ~ workloads piling up, which sometimes make me wonder, why it never shrinks??? Well anyway, our second chief is transferred to the Ministry today. That means, he's leaving a committee I am in at the moment; the committee that has just begun to rise since its introduction 2 years ago. Actually, it has contributed to one of the many workloads that I am working on. Before leaving to the Ministry, he called me, saying that he is handing over his post as the Chairman of the committee to ME! I refused at once but he insisted on me accepting it! Ain't that annoying???! The rest of the day, I distributed memos and surveys to all. Took me 2 hours doing that! By midday, I was starving to death!! :(
I had lunch with Sharul at BCR (Brunei Chicken Rice) at Serusup. Always yummy :) I had Ginger Tea with it. I felt cold but sweating at the same time. I guess that's a sign of stress! At The Mall, we watched Forbidden Kingdom starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, playing at 1.45pm. Feeling cold, Sharul went down to get my pashmina in my car. While waiting, a Chinese lady, appeared older than me, started a conversation. She was alone yet so friendly. She asked me "Are you alone too?" I said "No. I'm waiting for my friend." She smiled. That smile sent me a bit of shiver. I don't want to end up alone like her. Alone at that age. But, come to think of it, maybe I would (NoOOooo!!) .... Back to the movie, it was nice. Hilariously funny! Hehhe. A good combination of the two Kung Fu Legends! I went home at around 6pm, getting ready for family outing tonight.
We decided to have dinner at Gerai Selera at Bandar. We celebrated our O'Level results there last time too. Here, we could choose fresh seafood from the freezer with different dishes. My aunt, my mum's sister, with his 4 sons joined the gang too. Adek, my mum's brother's son, aged 7, also came to celebrate my birthday tonight. Altogether, there were 17 of us on 'the date' :p We reached the Gerai at after 8pm, taking pictures and joking around. It was fun! We had 3 big fish, 2 sting rays, prawns, cuttlefish and 2 types of vegetables. The kids ordered 2 Fried Noodles, 2 Roti Johns, Fried Rice, and errmmmm .... I lost count! Haha ... The funny part was, I had the EXACT CASH for all the orders! Phew! It'd be very embarrasing if I didn't have enough money in my wallet! I paid $142 for the food and drinks. We went home at around 11pm.
At almost 12am, I took out the extra bottle of Patritti and had it with my siblings and cuzzies. We sang and danced at our home balcony, at MIDNIGHT! What song? Of course Birthday songs FOR ME! :D We sang the song in different languages. It was funny!! Our mum and aunt were just watching us, standing near the door. Just before 1am, my aunt and his boys left for home. They live somewhere near, which only takes them 5 minutes drive home.
I had a good time. My last 20s birthday is indeed a memorable one :)
After dinner, at our balcony :)
Friday, 18 April 2008
Back to today! We had our late lunch at Charcoal. She loved the lamb steak. I had my usual dish, Fussili Pesto with Lamb Topping! Always the best! She had Lime Juice, I had Root Beer. We were there for almost 2 hours then off we went to Gadong. I had a neuro theraphy appointment at 6pm.
We reached the massage hut at 20 minutes before 6pm so we went to Hua Ho Gadong for a little shopping. By the time we were done, I was 10 minutes late for my appointment! Whoops! That's what happens when girls go out! :p
The theraphy went for 2 hours. Zima had her body massage and reflexology while I had it. She had a good time! I could hear her joking and laughing with her masseuse. Mine was a bit serious. She is a neurologist and any parts of my body that she touched were really hurting :( But really, she's good with her fingers! My bones went cracking whenever she twisted them! Now, I feel much much lighter and my eyes are heavy! :p I can't take shower tonight (luckily I had my bath before going out this afternoon :p) and I can't sleep with the air-con on. My next appointment is next Monday. Another session of pain for me then huhu ....
We reached home after 9pm. Zima paid for the massage, $50! Phew! Not bad for a good session! :)
The meals were ready by 8.15pm. Everyone was hungry, even myself! I had a long day at work and didn't get the time to have my proper lunch. Before meeting them, I prepared presents for everyone of them too. It's become a culture too that the birthday lady or guy buy something for everyone on the time of the gathering. What did I get for them? Well, since I have been busy this week, I could only manage to buy vouchers of movie tickets for each one of them. Each voucher costs $8 so I spent $88 for them. That's nothing compared to presents prepared by the other birthday BLA+1 :( Sorry guys! I don't have time to go shopping and buy you all presents huhu :( I decorated the voucher envelopes with dolphin stickers they bought me on my last birthday :) You can see my Art skill here :p Not bad huh!!! Dinner time dragged on with us updating stories. All of us are busy at work and I gotta say, proudly, that our group is the best at work ;)
=== Waiting for the orders. We had Thai tonight :) ===
=== Some of the dishes we ordered. The Tomyam was good!!! ===
=== Following instruction delivered by the experts :p ===
=== Look out!!!! ===
=== I got the skill now eh! ;) ===
=== Cheers! ;) ===
=== Cake time :) ===
=== Blowing the candles ===
=== Hiding behind the presents hehehee ... ===
=== My birthday card showing me in different mood there! Creative!!! :p ===
=== My Art skill :p ===
=== BLA+1 with the envelopes :) ===
=== A group pose: Johnny, myself, Rahimah, Niza, Yatie, Mas, Kiem, Lulu and Roslin :) Love you guys so much!!! Mmwaahz!!! :D ===
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
I joined Facebook as well sometime in January this year. Some people say it's better that Tagged but believe me people. Tagged is much much much better!!! I just can't find a way on how to operate the Facebook as easy as I could in Tagged. I deactivated the account 2 days ago. I rarely used it anyway!
So yeah! I have deleted my Tagged and Facebook. To you, my Tagged friends, you can always keep in touch with me in MSN or YM. I am sure you have my e-mails :) Till we meet again, keep in touch! :)
P.S.: To Mamashasha, I love you girl! I hope we will stay close though Tagged is no longer the bridge for us both :) To Rocky, I miss you. I hope you have come back from the battelfield there in the Philippines. I always pray for your safety dear and hope to see you again in person here in Brunei :) To Seagull, thanks for being a good fellow. I cherish our friendship and still hoping to finally meet you one day. I am sure we will one day! :) To Arzi, keep in touch. Will play golf with you one day. I can't get it scheduled in my diary yet, sorry dear.. To Ashok, keep sending me the wonderful mails. I will do the same as always. You are a great friend. To Mo, take care always and thank you for everything.
I love you all. Keep in touch alright :) Mwaaahz!!!
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Back to MY DAY today! I woke up early, as usual. My brother was at the kitchen table having breakfast. He was the 1st to wish me 'Happy Birthday' in the family. Then my mum 'served' me a plate of small pizzas saying 'Happy Birthday! This is for you!' heheheh :p I was so stuffed on the way to work today!! At work, I went to the Computer Department. They greeted me with the 'Birthday Song'. I treated 3 Departments fried noodles; their Department, the Timetable Department and the Language Department. Hahaha! They were surprised when the order came ;)
~~~~ With Razak 'the cake guy' ;) Good job dude!! ~~~~
~~~~ Alone with the cake hehehe ;) ~~~~
~~~~ Looking good with the decos! ~~~~
~~~~ Cutting the cake, with 'the background' ekekekee =D ~~~~
~~~~ May all my wishes come true :) Kan kawin taun dapan yoh!!! Hihihi :p ~~~~
~~~~ With the Comp Dept girls :) ~~~~
~~~~ With the Comp Dept guys :) ~~~~
~~~~ With Lulu's present. Sweeeeet! :p ~~~~
In the afternoon, I went to a meeting about my camping project at Wasan Vocational School, meeting Danny there. We hadn't met for quite sometime. After the meeting, we had a drink at a cafe somewhere in Sengkurong and updated stories. He filled me in with his KL vacation while I did my vacation in KK. He was indeed upset (and laughed at the same time!!) listening to my story! At the cafe, he gave me a chance to write some comments on Sutera Harbour in a 'sort-of vacation comment' website. Now, THAT is a good present! Hehehe :p But, he'd buy me a present he said hehehe :p
After the drink, I met Sharul. We didn't jog today since I wasn't wearing my jogging attire, which he was, whoops! I forgot to text him cause I was busy the whole day ... Sorry baby! We just stayed in the car, chatted a bit and got separated. He kissed my forehead and wished me 'Happy Birthday' :) He said I looked beautiful today hehehe. Thanks baby :)
I planned to bring my family out to dinner tonight but one of my brothers couldn't make it. Will do next time then. My elder sister promised to bring me out shopping this Friday; I can choose ANYTHING I want she said :p Then off to movie and IF she has extra $, she'll treat me MASSAGE too! Heheh :p I know!!! Ain't it NICE!!!! Hehehehee ...
MY DAY WAS GGGGRRRRRREEEAAAT!!! :D Alhamdulillah God for allowing me to breathe up to my 29th year today :D
P.S.: Zean forgot my birthday but I know she has her reasons. So girl! Am not mad at ya! Don't worry. You're forgiven! ;)
Monday, 14 April 2008
I had a meeting that lasted for 3 hours today. I was supposed to have two meetings in the morning but the first one that I attended lasted longer than expected (cause this one particular officer was blurred about what we had been talking about!! It's just really really extremely annoying!!!!!) :@ The second meeting, which I had to be at present, started at 11am. I had to skip it as the first was still progressing. What's worst, I was told to write the minute! Ish!!
Alhamdulillah, I managed to do all the reports and feedbacks by 2pm and submitted them to the boss! I had to stay back at the office though, waiting for officers from other departments to hand-in an assignment to us. Only a few turned up. Before leaving the office, I received a text from Danny, a colleague in the Ministry, that we'll have a meeting tomorrow in the afternoon at Wasan. Rather a long drive from home, even from where I work. I guess, another tiring day for me tomorrow :(
From work, I went straight to HB Stadium, did my scheduled jogs and walks. Only managed to do all in 1.5 km (according to Sharul's estimation, but I am sure I went all the way MORE than that!!) At almost 6pm, I reached home, washed my car and now, I've to complete some other untouched workloads.
People ... I am tired ... :'(
Sunday, 13 April 2008
~~10.04.08 Thursday ~~
After work, I went to see Sharul. He told me he'd finished reading "Ayat-Ayat Cinta" so I went to his place bringing the VCD along. Remember he'd made me promise not to watch it till he finished reading? So, yeah! That afternoon, we watched "Ayat-Ayat Cinta" the Movie. Disappointingly, it wasn't as we had expected. Fahri was so naive in the movie. Unlike his character in the book, he was described as someone with a stern character though with innocence. Saiful was a better character in the movie compared to Fahri. The directors of the movie must have wrongly swapped them! More disappointingly, Aisha's character was 101% different from the book! In the movie, she was rough, not polite and proud. She was even sarcastic! All the opposite of the Aisha I read in the book! The only character which 99% resembled the character described in the book was that of Maria. I love her in there :)
Overall, the movie was too "quick" - should be better made into sequels rather than cramming all the story lines in just one movie. I'd say, disappointingly, the 'precious' messages delivered in the book were 'failed' to be done so in the movie. To movie makers out there, please please please re-make the movie and please make sure you don't miss a thing this time ...
I stayed home the whole day; woke up early, had breakfast and cooked lunch. Then I killed the time watching a Japanese series I bought "Back To School" starring Takenouchi Yutaka. Each DVD consists of 3 episodes, hence making my head rather heavy in the late afternoon. I took a quick nap and woke up at just before 5pm. It's my jogging time, as scheduled so I got ready, though with the migraine I still had. Couldn't take the pain so I went off to massage instead. Had my back 'bakam' (not sure what it's called in English). I felt a lot better after that. Then I went off to Beribi, looking for AAC novels. I wanted to give it as presents to my close coleagues. I finally found the book at one of the bookstores at Milimewah Lambak. I went home straight after that, feeling the pain at my back after the massage and bakam. I actually planned to visit Mamashasha at the ward but it was kinda late.
~~12.04.08 Saturday ~~
The day meeting "The Heroes" finally came! :) We had the meeting in the afternoon at the Ministry. All came but Irman. I heard he had transport problem from Temburong. Apparently we were given an assignment; to share what we have learnt from the course we attended with other officers in the Ministry. It will involve 30 officers and tentatively scheduled on 9th June 2008. We're going to do it in groups, taking turns within 4 or 5 days of sharing sessions as the IPA. Phew! I'm gonna get busier these coming days preparing for our sharing sessions. Wafi is thinking of swapping group as he lives in Tutong. He finds it difficult to commute from there to Bandar meeting us. But we insisted him to stay :p We elected Irman as our group leader, a punishment for being absent yesterday hehehe ...
I met Sharul and we jogged as scheduled at HB Stadium at around 5.30pm. Not many joggers were at sight as the weather was rather cloudy and the wind blew quite hard. I jogged non-stop from one end of the jogging pathway up till almost the end. Yea yea I know! I didn't finish it but hey! I jogged NON-STOP (notice the capitals!) :p After jogging, we rang up Charcoal, asking whether Fusilli Pesto is available or not! It was so we had dinner there! I knew he'd love it too!! We went visiting Mamashasha at the hospital. Her bandage was taken off and the stitches round her neck was showing, yikes! Shasha was sleeping when we got there. We were there for almost 2 hours, watching TV, chit-chatting and playing with Shasha when she finally awoke. I had a great time!
We went to visit Sharul's grandpa at Ward 9 afterwards. The time showed it was 9.15pm. By 9.25pm, we left, off to Kiulap Mall to watch a movie - Definitely, Maybe. A good movie! While queueing for the ticket, I met my ex-classmate in high school, Jimmy. We had a quick chat and he thought me and Sharul are married hehehe ... ;)
The movie started late, should be at 10.20pm; we went into the cinema at 10.35pm. The movie ended at 12.15am. A sweet movie! I want to have that kind of relationship with my daughter one day! :)
I woke up at 9am, had breakfast then did some office work. Afterwards, I cooked lunch for everyone. After lunch, I went up to my room and continued watching "Back To School". I just finished watching the whole episodes an hour ago, realizing the wi-fi is finally working :) I had a good rest today! Blessed! :)
Here's the DVD cover of the Japs series. You should watch it too! Isn't he good-looking!! ;)
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
My day at work started as early as 7am today. We had a short meeting at 7.10am, which was rather 'unclear' as we couldn't really hear what was delivered. But one thing for sure is a Director from our Ministry is coming to our office this Tuesday ~ my birthday :) Then I managed to finish up my paperwork in an hour, which deadline is tomorrow. Luckily I saw the memo or else, I'll be in trouble! A few minutes to my next assignment, I was given another paperwork to do. Alhamdulillah, I managed to do it on time before leaving the office. Phew! I am good!! :p
Without lunch, I had to attend two meetings ~ one at the office, another at the Ministry. By 2.45pm, I sped up to OBBD Department to book a one day trip to Temburong for a camp I am organizing this December. I'll get the cofirmation of the booking by September the, manager said. I hope it'll be confirmed ...
By 3.45pm, I arrived at the Ministry, seeing the officers I work with. Our proposal for Brunei-Singapore Adventure Camp 2008 is finally approved, Alhamdulillah :) The meeting lasted at 5pm. I was starving so I had my late lunch a.k.a. my dinner at Ceri Cafe, at Serusop. People! I love the Cafe Latte with Caramel! :)
Now, I'm going off for a good rest. I should go to bed 'late' tonight! I went to bed early last night but today, I was feeling 'sleepy', maybe cause I am used to 5 hours of sleep. I had to drink coffee at work to keep awake! Last night I went to sleep at 10pm ~ 8 hours of sleep for me. Weird huh! Those who are good in Science, feed me with an explanation to this please :p Thank you, mwahz! :x
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Monday, 7 April 2008
Well, back to my health and fitness programme :p So, after a bit of dish, I went out to HB Stadium, did my warm-ups, then some walks. It was my first outdoor exercise (not that I did any indoor :p) and it was a good sight seeing lots of people jogging and walking along the walkways. I am sure I walked at least 2 km today but Sharul insisted on saying we only walked for 1 km :s Dude! It felt like MORE than that! I did a bit of jogging towards the end but I know I can't force myself just yet as I still have my cough and asthma.
After jogging, we went visiting Mamashasha at the hospital. We were there for almost an hour ~ Shasha was there so I lost track of time. Being with her has always been entertaining! After that, we went to Ward 9, visiting Sharul's grandpa who had just been admitted there today. He fell and cut his left chin. A lot of his family members were there so we just stayed for a while.
Next, we went dinner at Matadoe at Beribi. I crave for pastas lately people! I hope it will be over soon or else, all my effort to health and fitness will be wasted!
So, a start to healthy life today and yeah! I have started having oatmeals for breakfast since last Saturday :) I love it and it has sped up my bowel system. Another start of healthy programme --> jogging for an hour, 4 times a week; Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I can do it! Yes I can!! :D Wanna join?? :p
Sunday, 6 April 2008
~~~~ Yea I know! Now you know why I love sunset, don't you :) ~~~~
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Before today's function started, Hjh Norral, a friend who was going to receive the certificate too, took me window shopping at Giant The Mall. We had dimsum and milo ping there :p It was nice! After the function, I went to RIPAS Hospital to visit Mamashasha who is now admitted in Ward 11. Alhamdulillah. Her operation went well, for four hours! I took Sharul with me. He has always wanted to get to know Mamashasha, maybe cause I always talk about her everytime we go out. We bought her a tin of oatmeal biscuits and some apples. I also took her certificate on her behalf.
We reached the hospital after 5pm. On the way to the parking lot, I took out my notebook, showing Sharul the video I took on Shasha when I hung out at Mamashasha's place last week. Sharul laughed at Shasha's cute acts and smart gestures :) I wanted to show Mamashasha the video but Sharul disagreed. He said, it's not wise to make a patient who has just had an operation to laugh. So, I left my laptop in the car.
In Ward 11, Mamashasha was sitting in bed with bandage round her neck. Her family was there too. They all smiled seeing us come. She said she might have more than eight stitches this time! Then she showed me the scars she got from the numerous injections. I was speechless looking at them ... I pity her, especially when she told us that it was painful everytime she swallowed.
Sharul was quiet at all time at the Ward. Mamashasha's sister, who was busy sewing her 'baju' asked me about him the moment I sat next to her. Mamashasha and I exchanged look with her question. I think by the time we left, she was telling everyone about me and Sharul. I don't mind! I am proud seen with him :)
Leaving the Ward, Sharul told me what a lovely family Mamashasha has. I am more glad knowing that he likes me being friends with her :) Then she texted me, saying how 'good' me and Sharul look together! I gotta say, I feel ... good too!
Today, I am happy people! 1st, I get the chance to meet The Heroes again soon. Then, Mamashasha is now fine, Alhamdulillah. It's a great relief really! Now, knowing Sharul and Mamashasha are friends, also not forgetting the moments I had with Sharul today. It was ... an amazing feeling ...
This morning, he took my car out to the garage. He never wants me to suffer bringing my car to any garage whenever it is broken or needs servicing. This afternoon, when I picked him up, he told me I looked beautiful today and he felt 'shy' when I waved him from my office's window when he drove off the driveway. When he said all these, I felt ... 'shy' too :)
We had dinner at Charcoal after visiting Mamashasha. It was his first time there and he loved the food. The waitress gave me the wrong order but I took it anyway, not feeling happy but glad putting the poor waitress out of her misery. She apologized for the wrong order and begged me to take the dish instead of cancelling it, saying that her salary was only $10/day and the dish cost more than that. I looked at Sharul and he smiled so yeah, I took the food saying "You owe me one." Sharul was proud of me! :)
Today, I am happy! Yes. Very happy :)
Friday, 4 April 2008
I am a type of girl who loves sharing things that I love or enjoy doing. So since reading the book, I have told everyone about it at work. Now I have a long line of coleagues waiting to borrow it. I have to apologize though cause the first one on the queue is Sharul :) He was there helping me to find the book. So yeah, he deserves to read it first! Sorry people! :p
Now Mamashasha is reading it too. I had been telling her about it and since then I had been helping her to find the book, even looking for it in KK and Miri but without luck! A few days ago, she texted me saying she had found the novel!! I was so happy now that I could share the story with her. Unfortunately, she is now admitted to the hospital and is going to have her operation tomorrow morning. We chatted online today and tonight. I wish her well and hope that everything will be just fine.
Mamashasha is a very close friend of mine outside work. If my close friends at work are the BLA+1, she is my close friend both online and offline. She is funny, mature, understanding, caring and honest. I respect her for that and appreciate her more and more each day. I once told her, "Why didn't we meet earlier? We could be the closest childhood friends ever!" She smiled to that. That's Mamashasha I know. She smiles to something she agrees on and argues to something she thinks wrong while I listen to her every point. Despite her age, 2 years younger than me, sometimes I feel that she is older than I am in some ways.
Now that she's hospitalized, I am worried sick about her. I pray that she'll be fine. She is loved and needed by all; Shasha her lovely daughter, her husband, her family and of course myself. We just know each other for a few months but we are as close as those who have grown up together.
I told her to read "Ayat-Ayat Cinta" whenever she has the time. The book helps build my faith in Allah and His Rasul. I hope it will do the same to her, especially in time she is in at the moment.
Allah bless you Mamashasha. Allah bless us all...
Fahri bin Abdullah is a poor, intelligent student who wins a scholarship to complete his graduate degree at Egypt's esteemed Al Azhar University. Very disciplined and dedicated by nature, Fahri embraces his life in Cairo, completing his studies and translation of religious books with full enthusiasm, exactly according to pre-determined targets.
Only one goal is left unattempted: the pursuit of marriage. For Fahri is innocent and pure, and doesn't believe in the concept of relationships prior to marriage. He is inarticulate and shy around women. All his life, only two women have been close to him -- his mother and grandmother.
Noura, an abused Egyptian neighbor, develops strong romantic feelings for Fahri, who in turn simply sympathizes with her situation. His romantic rejection destroys her and eventually leads to a false accusation of rape.
Aisha, a German Turkish student in Cairo haunts Fahri with her beautiful eyes. Following an incident on the metro where Fahri defends her against narrow minded bigoted Muslims, both immediately develop feelings for each other.
As the story unravels, the protagonist makes the audience face the daunting decisions he himself faces, and forces us to marvel at his undying loyalty to the true ideals of Islam as he ultimately makes the choice of a lifetime.
It's a book that teaches us the value of humanity, peace and equality, not only to the world of the Muslims but also those of others. It teaches us morality through its flowing beautiful story while at the same time showers us with the holy messages taken from the Al Quran and Al Sunnah Salallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam. Readers' minds flow and wonder the true beauty of Islam in this book. It is suitable for all readers, Muslims or non-Muslims.
I do hope it has its English version. I'd love to share it with all so everyone will know that Islam is NOT just a belief. You will know what I mean after reading this book...