Friday, March 23, 2012

What we did at Sarawak kampung

Initial plan was going to post this as soon as i am back. But you know la, was caught up with stuff and very the malas to upload pictures. Still want to blog about since i want to keep it as a memory.

Back to my husband's hometown at Sarawak was all fun & play. Well, for my husband and son at least. You know, like kampung folks always do. Where you can run & play anywhere you desire due to ample space. At town you have to find a field or playground to do that and usually there are full of people. Kalau nak main depan umah harap porch kecik tu takyah la, tak thrill nak main keja-kejar pun. Depan tu dah jalan kereta lalu-lalang kan. Like me even worse, live in an apartment without a porch or even any space for my kids to run around.  That is why my son always compare his house with others. "Rumah Adam tak cantik, rumah Adam kecik". Sorry Adam ye..tunggu bapak hang jadi director company kita pindah rumah banglo ada laman besar padang bola.

To add more fun, all my nieces & nephews were there as well. Anak abang-abang & kakak my husband pun dah 12 orang. So you can imagine how kecoh it was and how syok my son was playing non-stop. My husband pun sama je. He and his brothers were doing all sort of things, macam ketua budak-budak tu je.

The backyard was huge. So Adam & cousins just run around doing god knows what. Dania was also sibuk kejap.

Playing badminton. I wanted to play as well but takde chance. No opportunity to pegang the racket pun. 

The weather was windy. An opportunity to fly kites. Self-made kites from plastik sampah. Yang excited main tu adalah golongon belia. The kids just happy to see the kites dancing in the sky. 
Some other activities were not caught on camera.
They also did some fishing. Caught some ikan puyu. Ugly fish! 
And also went to nearby beach to kick ball, play sand & run around like crazy.

Whenever it rains or late night or they are out of idea to play what or tired, they play games. Nintendo, PS or computer games. Sampai gaduh kekadang dok rebut main. 

Well that were what the kids & men in the house did. Wonder what i did?

Most of the time i was eating. Lots of seafood. Had ikan terubuk and shrimps everyday for lunch & dinner. Also my favourite 'suman'. Only sold at my husband's kampung. It is so chewy & delicious which made from tepung sagu with seafood filling, wrap by not sure what and bakar. Sedap sungguh, especially while it is hot! Yummeehh!

Andddd, while not eating and time in between eating all i did was these:

Sleeping. Had my afternoon nap everyday. Which i rarely do when at home even on weekend.

Reading. Able to finish these 2. If not it will took me few months to finish 1 book because i simply can't find enough decent time to read peacefully. 

Play games on Ipad. When Dania was not hogging it to watch Upin Ipin

Very productive kan?? I was so relax there, the only thing missing was a massage session at spa! I also manage to watch some crap tv shows. You know when on weekdays, tv is full of those crap soap operas, dramas and nonsense movie. I even watch KL Gangster 2 from beginning to end tau! Selalunya memang akan elak la movie macam tu. But that time my brother in law layan cite tu, i got nothing else to do. Layannn jelaaaaa. 1 1/2 hour just wasted on that! Was so proud of myself. LOL!

 Time flew away just like that, till it was time to be back home. Where reality hits me with work, stock market, fussy clients, impossible brokerage targets, house chores and screaming kids. must go on!

Friday, March 9, 2012

31st Birthday

31 already? Haih.....i always wonder this, when people look at me at first glance, do they think i am 30-ish or 40-is or MAYBE late 20-ish. Well, i always think i look older than my age due to my size. To make things worse, my older sister (who is 3 years older than me) still look like she just finishes high school. So you can imagine how i always receive a surprise look whenever strangers found out she is my older sister. Used to cut me deep but now i just sniff it off with a crooked smile. I envy petite people!

On my birthday is when i would feel like a superstar on Facebook where my timeline will be bombarded with birthday wishes and the notifications keep coming like crazy. I spent half of my day reading & replying friends and family's wishes. I get to experience what superstar like Lisa Surihani felt for awhile. Hahaha! Well, in the world of facebook & twitter, almost everybody know today is your birthday due to the reminder. Kalau real life jangan harapla nak dapat lebih dari 5 wishes (family excluded).

Ok, remember i told that i already got my birthday presents in advance from my husband and sisters? I'm going to share it here. Nothing much, benda murah je but they are the things that i requested. All pics taken were filtered by Instagram.

Remember i said i want to join gym? Due to time constrain, i just asked my husband to buy this bike for my birthday. Been cycling for 30mins everyday, sweat like hell! 

I need body lotions and body scrubs. Body Shop was having 30% sale , so i spontaneously asked my sister to buy these for me as a birthday gift! The lotion smells sooo nice and it lasted all day!
Fell in love with the aztec prints on this kimono jacket from F21.  Since i love kimono jacket, i requested my sis to buy me this. Usually i just asked her to buy me books, but not this year as i still have some books that haven't read.

Ok that are all my presents. Only 3 people bother to buy me presents every year and these 3 person are all that matters and i precious them till death. My parents usually buy me stuff but not this year, i already warned them not to. Kesian kat diorang kena keluar duit beli hadiah kat anak yang dah tua ni and they don't even have much money to spend pun. They did send me birthday card but i forgot to snap pic.

Apart from those presents i also dapat great deals on my birthday. For instance i got 30% discount at Body Shop, Nuffnang send me 4 TGV movie tickets, i can make calls to my Xpax Celcom numbers for free for 1 week. Okla tu kan...atleast feels special la sikit kan..hahaha. Oh and one more thing, my husband bought me red velvet cupcakes from Delicious..tak sabar nak makan malam ni. And my son Adam said last night that he want to buy me a ring. You wait...i will demand it on your first salary! Hahaha..

Tomorrow going back to Sarawak. I always find my husband's hometown very peaceful. I always said to my husband, "Kalau i ni fugitive, kampung you la paling sesuai hiding spot" Really, really excluded from town. Macam kalau movie thriller geng critters or tremors nak serang selalu mesti pilih small town yang terperincil kan. So memang perfect location for that kind of scene. Hahaha..apa i merepek ni. Okla dear...i end my blog post here, on the day of my birthday. Before that i want to say my syukur for Allah for all these years, 31 years of my life been a blessed. Most of the bless come from the people Allah surrounded me with. Thank you Allah, and also thank you mak for pushing me out from you fit & healthy!

Friday, March 2, 2012

March's Baby

It is March already! I am particularly happy on the month of March just because i was born on this month. I don't know why, i got extra jolly & giddy on March. I even like to utter the word March because i think it is a beautiful word. Ok..memang i over..hahahahaha! 

Well, my birthday is on 9th March but i got my birthday presents from husband & my sisters already! Will show you guys later. Nothing much but they are stuff that i love & wanted to buy. As usual my husband will treat me at any restaurant of my choice. Since i tak pernah makan Sushi Zanmai and heard they are good, so i plan to dine there. My birthday falls on Friday and the next day we gonna fly to Sarawak to balik kampung for 1 week. So my special birthday treat have to postpone. Tak kisahla, every year pun bukan celebrate on the exact date. But i wish to have red velvet cake on my birthday. I am salivating on a red velvet cake from looks really yummy! Well, kalau dapat red velvet cupcake from Delicious pun jadi la. Mr.husband, if you read this..i hope you get the hint ya! Hahaha...Padahal baru makan cupcake Delicious last week.

Anyway, just for fun & record i wanna list down some of my birthday wishlist. Stuff that i dream to get them only if i have the cash. Some of them i will purchase in near future and some i can only dream. Like last year i managed to buy 2 of the items on my birthday wishlist (beli sendiri ok!), which were Ipad and polka dots duffle bag from ASOS. Ok here they are:

Deperately want to eat this red velvet cake from Wondermilk. They only sell whole cake.  Will order from them one day. Tak kisahla kalau hari-hari kena makan 1 slice to finish them! 

A new smartphone. Particularly (any from) Samsung Galaxy series. 
A compact DSLR camera. Any brands. My current camera  tunggu time nak break down.
Fit Flop slippers. Yea i know they are soooo expensive for a pair of 'makcik' slippers. But they are sooo comfy! I need this!
Polka dots & floral kimono jacket from Beautiful Disaster. Been eyeing this pretty kimono jacket for some time, hope they are not sold out yet. You wait ya, till i get some money to buy you off!

My first designer tote. This from Miu Miu. Wish they have it in bright colors like fuchsia or bright red because i love colors! Sayangnya duit nak beli expensive designer bag!
I would like to own a blazer but normal blazer are plain & boring. So i wanna own a printed blazer. Like these from Zara. But a good blazers are sooo expensive! :(

Melampau kan wishlist? Kalau menang money drop baru boleh beli semua ni. Well, nama pun WISH-list kan, so most of them just remain as wishes. Okla dear. Don't forget to wish me birthday on the 9th...getting old already!