Sunday, October 23, 2011

Daiso Haul

Last time, during my school days or rather my teenage era, i love to frequent those cute gift & knick-knack shops such as Living Cabin. Do you familiar with those shops? Always wouldn't miss to buy some cute stuff such as notebooks, stationary, stickers, files or any stuff that are too cute to resist. But now i am slightly older (ceh slightly konon..prasan muda ler tewww). I am no longer buy those stuff simply because i don't have place to store them and also beause some stuff are not relevant for me thus it is not practical for me just buy them just because they are cute. In other words, i am now matured enough to use my money wisely ( ke?)

So back to the title of the story. Yesterday, i went to Daiso at The Curve. Everytime i go there sure macam-macam teringin nak beli. This RM5 Japan Shop really have lots of interesting stuff and most of them are sooo cute! I forgot to snap all those cute stuff i saw, kinda regreted because memang cute sangat, but i did not buy them because i sure won't use them. But i did snap some pictures of my buys. Nothing much but i am happy i got them. Here are the piccas. Sorry for the bad quality pics, i used my iPad to capture it..malas nak cari camera yang entah di mana :D

Melamine plates with cute tiny fruit prints. Current plates are oldies, been using them since my pre-married time. Time to change for a new one! And the blue polka dots box is for me to store and organize my sauce & jam bottles.

Cute strawberry plate. For my Dania. Too cute to resist! For her to use whenever she eats biscuits. Currently she using her brother's Ben10 plate. Now she got her own cute plate..yayyy!

Floral printed food cover or we Malay calls tudung saji. A mini one, umbrella like, very adorable. Bought this because everytime my mother at my house she complains that i don't have tudung saji tu cover the lauk-pauk. So mak, next time jangan komplen lagi ye...ini yang cute punya! Hahaha..

Temptation & curiosity got me this. Macam sedap i bought one to taste. It is a mix of biscuits. Ada yang sedap ada yang tak. The pretzels one are dissappointing. The tasty ones are the seaweed biscuist. Semalam me & Dania dah makan sampai separuh!

K that's all. Next time pegi Daiso lagi i will share again. Everytime sure got some interesting & cute stuff!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011


I love shopping..most women do right? But i hate it when there are things that i love and interested in are expensive. Not only expensive but out of my budget. I don't know la about you all since nowadays there are woman my age have big salary or rich husband that can afford luxurious lifestyle...if you are that type, lucky main jauh-jauh, toksah buat i jealous ok! ;P

For instance, i went to KLCC recently. So bajet bagusla, i checked out Zara. It was my second time in Zara because sebelum ni tak berminat pun nak masuk sana pasal confident memang takde baju size i.  First time was just passing by to check on their sales. What lured me in was the polka dot blouse displayed on front rack. After browsing from rack to rack i was mesmerized by their collection. Lots of polka dot prints, animal prints, quirky prints and most come in bright colors..oh how i love colors! Their blouse's cutting also cantik, memang marvelous lah! Their latest collection has lots of long sleeve shirt/blouse due to the androgynous concept that they are going for. The set back was that not all the blouses have my size which is shamelessly to say i am XL. Even size XL pun i tengok macam still small on the bust. I have hefty bust you see, so it is a problem everytime. Okla kalau i found blouse that fits me also i really can't afford it. The cheapest is RM199 for 1 blouse. Tak pernah i beli blouse mahal macam tu. Worth it ke? Memangla good quality, design and all but money not grow from my backyard tau...backyard pun takdak..hahahahha!

See, this polka dot shirt was what lured me in ZARA!
Second shop i entered was Mark & Spencer. Again, banyak baju yang cantik, they have wide size range so sizing not a problem but the price tag was. I walked out with a heavy heart. Sampai berangan, one day.. maybe one special day when i have lots of money for shopping i will spend RM1000 just to shop at Zara and another RM1000 to shop at Mark & Spencer. Berangan jela ye! Untungla siapa yang banyak duit selalu boleh shop at Zara and such...i benci you all!

 I even find Dorothy Perkins and Forever21 are ridiculiously priced. Banyak kali dah masuk dalam tu, adore sesangat baju die..but in the end walked out empty handed because i lebih sayangkan duit...and also their quality are not that good especially F21. But sometime i ada jugak beli bila perasan fashionista & stylo sket nak invest kat baju cantik...but beli yang murahan dan yang agak berbaloi la..nothing over RM100.

Haih...apa la nak jadi ni. People out there have bigger problem to make living, here i am complaining and self-pity myself for not having enough money to shop. Should not complain! Having expensive clothes does and will not depicts who i am! Must remind myself that i am soooo damn lucky to even have decent clothes to wear everyday. Now mode insaf! Ya Allah please don't let me become Kim in superficial & materialistic life and humbled me with having little to spend on unnecessary stuff to satisfy my nafsu!! Syukur Alahamdulillah saya takde duit banyak untuk dibazirkan pada baju mahal dan kayakan billionaire retailer & designer! :P K thnx bye!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Play time!

When my children play together peacefully (which is hardly), my house is a better place.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is dead, the man behind those iphone you hold and other magnificent gadgets that changed the way we work or live now is no longer with us. Honestly i did not know much about him till iphone made famous. Only when he resigned from Apple that i came to learn that he was actually a great visionary and true genius beyond time. Who would not settle with just Microsoft and goes beyond that.  I truly respect what he had done. Steve Jobs, thank you for your ideas, inventions & wisdom, you inspired us all. The world owe you! 
Here are some story to share. An inspiring story from someone who had worked with Steve Jobs. It was written after Steve Jobs resigned from Apple, before he passed away. I took this from Diana Rikasari's blog, she posted this few days after Steve Jobs resignation and i still can't forget the story till now, so i thought it is appropriate for me to share it here. After reading, it makes me want to be a better person..really! 

A true story by Vic Gundotra:

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Thoughts In Bullet Points

Some thoughts off my mind that i wanna blog about but uninspired to do a long one. So for the sake of updating this blog, i just put it in bullet points. No one bother to read them anyway...just for personal reference that at this point & time in my life..these are what's on going on in my life.

  • Need to shed off some fat. Yeah, i know i been complaining about this all the time tapi makin tebal je lemak especially di perut berlipat ku ini. Resulted from binging like a pig at Raya open houses. Dahla kegemaran makanan di open house adalah lemang & rendang, each & every open houses attended pun mesti amik 3-4 potong lemang! Even my husband pun dah perli double chin i ni dah jadi quarter pounder. Ya Allah.. jauhkan la aku daripada obesiti!
  • Wait, cannot start dieting till my parents balik kampung. FYI, my parents are here with me. Means that makanan yang dihidangkan or dimasak teramatlah sedap dan wajib tambah nasi. If masak sambal tumis udang petai, 3 pinggan pun boleh tau! la to diet like this! Ok takpe, when my parents far away from me, i'll start a strict diet! Ok! Ok! (dgn muka serius yakinkan diri sendiri)
  • Been watching lots of movie trailers on Youtube. Trailers are always more interesting than the movie itself right? Also influenced by it. Keep pestering my husband to download this & that movie which he as usual reluctant to do it. Kalau download pun macam la ada masa nak tengok. Tengok kat TV bising sangan dengan suara anak terjerit sana sini. Tengok kat iPad pun tak tenang jugak pasal my girl akan kacau, grab my ipad or as usual sit on my face..teruk kan perangai?
  • Addicted to Adele's song. Just watched her new relesead Someone Like You VC. Love it so much, tak jemu tengok hari-hari. She has a beautiful voice! Beautiful lady as well. Don't give a crap comment 'she will be prettier if she slim down'. Rubbish la semua tu. Kalau cantik tu cantik la gak, nape nak kurus baru lagi cantik kan? Eh, sensitip plak, macam penah jadi kt diri sendiri plak ye...hahahaha!
  • Sebenarnya i teringin sangat nak buat style post. Yeah i know that i am not stylish or close to being one. Just for fun to blog about what i wear once in awhile. Coz sometime i did ensemble some outfits that i think quite stylish and wanna blog about it. Due to lack of style blog dedicated to plus size girl especially a hijab ones, i was itched to start one. Tak kisah la cantik atau tak, all that are very subjective and i accept both negative & positive comments. The problem is, always no one would take my photo, my husband always take bad photo of me. Most of it makes me look shorter or fatter. Tak pandai nak cover flaw wife die..bak kata die "You dah gemuk macam mana nak cover" (isskk..kejamnya ayat!). Memangla i ni gemuk kan..akan tetapi pandai la amik gambar perempuan gemuk yang cantik..bukan perempuan gemuk bertambah gemuk yang hodoh & pendek. How to make sense to our husband about this huh? Don't try to, they forever don't get it. 
  • Today, my friend had won some campaign organized by our company and she won RM10,000 prize money. I was happy for her, really syok la wei! Can't help but imagine what if it was me who won. Berangan to re-furnished my home with new furniture especially the worn out sofa yang bila duduk, i yang gemuk ni terkapai-kapai nak bangun pasal tenggelam. Also settle off all my credit card bills. Balance duit tu bawak whole family pegi holiday! Aaahh..bestnya duit free! It would never happen to me or my husband..guess we are not that lucky! But still, Alhamdulillah for whatever we already got.
  • My poor girl, Dania had developed some skin rashes. Gatal sana sini..garu sana sini. Really heart breaking to see her skin condition resulted from the garu. Macam-macam ubat dah sapu, even change her body wash. Hope she recovers from it soon..Amiinn
Ok that are all. My ramblings stop here. Bye & TQ :)