Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beraya ke Umah Mrs Dot

First house I raya tahun ni (oh yes, umah relative pun aku tak pi tahun ni) is umah Cik Dot.Last Sunday she's kind enough to have me and my sis around...siap masakkan fillet and begedil ubi (betul tak? apa namanya benda tu?) and prepare special desert lagi untuk kitorang...

Sambil-sambil duduk borak kitorang minum chamomile tea....back kata Mrs Dot.....agak zen di situ.

Ni kakak pada Mrs Dot, ayong, yang begitu segan gambarnya dia ambil.....

And the special desert is.....


Ini dia - Mrs Dot pun tak sure apa nama dia - ala ala souffle and trouffles gitu....rasa choc miz with milk and fruits.


Yang pastinya rasanya sangat menyelerakan....


Tak percaya tengokla how Ani enjoys it!

Fabulous!

*smile*

Thanks for having us babe! Tahun depan aku datang raya lagi ye!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mari Minum Slurpee!!!!

Lepas hantar kad raya kat pejabat pos, Ani and I went to the end of town to 7-Eleven to get thirst quenchers!

Itu dia - Slurpee perisa Honeydew (yang kaler kuning) and nenas (yang kaler hijau). Terbalik okay rasa and warna.

Sambil sambil tu I suruh ani pose buat-buat ala penat kan, mana tau kalau gambar cantek boleh submit contest. Sekali ini hasilnya....


Mine is even worse....

Okay....after a few tries we both give up and drove home....

Sebab fail la.....jangan mimpi la bakat-bakat terpendam sebagai model...

Bercerita tentang kad raya...

First of all nak disclaimer dulu...its been ages okay since I even walk in a post office, inikan pulak beli setem untuk hantar surat/kad. Yelah, since dah ada teknologi email meng'email ni lagi senang and pantas kalau email je whatever not, and lagi jimat duit kalau hantar e-kad je.

*Not to forget that e-card is also very environmental friendly. Save the tree save the world*

But then since I have the luxury of company greeting card this year, might as well indulge some of my readers who will value it kan?

So since I promise Cik FiezaLovesPurple that I will send her a card, last week I end up kat Pejabat Pos Tampin.

In which sangat mengujakan sebab.....

Pos ofisku dah maju!!!!Dah ada aircond (paling penting disitu!). Dah ada kaunter baru. Dah ada tempat duduk. Dah ada sistem nombor automatik.

Sangat glam.

Remember back in those days when you have to que sangat la panjang in amidst afternoon heat, sebab the post office tu bangunan biasa yanag ada tingkap kaca kat atas tu?

I think that was post office I like 10 years ago. A decade later wah.....sangat mengujakan.

Tapi.....walaupun ada sistem automated number.....kaunter setem still kena que.

Apakah?

Patutnya guna numbering system la jugak....baru boleh duduk-duduk.

Sigh.

Its glad to know that Ms FiezaLovesPurple got her card yesterday. *smile*. Sebab semalam pun tetiba ada kad sampai atas meja....

Excited okay tetiba nampak nama atas kad tu. That time terbayang-bayang sape la insan durjana yang senyap-senyap hantar kad kat ofis aku ni....

Cantek okay kad dia. At least lagi cantek dari company aku punya....

*macam bunyi statement "kurang" bersyukur di situ*

Dear Me_Magic,

Terima Kasih for the kad raya. tahun depan I hantar you satu okay!!!!!

Love....Zuraida.

P/s : Semalam that's you I saw at OU kan? I blur-blur sikit sebab mengantuk tahap gaban okay. Then you were with a friend, so macam segan pulak.

*aku segan? yes....at times I can be quite shy*

Gambar raya di kampung - Beraya di Surau

Lepas dah bersalam-salam and all we will all head for a mini tahlil and gathering kat surau bersama jiran tetangga and relatives. The surau is just walking distance, so we will all ber'rombongan cik kiah" ke sana...

*the road to surau...hahahahah!*

Rumah nenek I atas bukit. Takde la bukit tinggi, tapi bukit la jugak....


Pakai selipar je. Sebab nak kena menapak turun dari atas bukit kalau pakai kasut tinggi pun takde maknenye.

Sambil sambil tu nampak ayam-ayam ni berkejaran kat tebing bukit tu. Macam happening je.

By this time Ani and I dah pakai facial wash from PreciousMe for about a week. That week naik satu jerawat besar kat ats hidung sebelah mata tu....so bila pakai spec mata cover la sikit...

But then the pimple cepat pecah and the scars heal pretty fast, leaving not so visible mark now. What I like the most is the glow on my skin....tak pakai make-up that morning but yet, muka agak berseri.

Okay la...aku tipu. Aku pakai make-up. Tapi bedak ngan blusher je. No founddation. Still....bersei jugak kan?

Sampai surau lepak ngan cousin aku sorang ni....

*the boy is my cousin...the mom is my auntie....just in case korang confuse*

Kesian dia meragam that morning, bergaduh with the sister agaknya. Sampai menyorok under his mom's tudung and gigit-gigit the tudung and all...

Kalau anak aku la dah lama dah kena sound.

Hahahahah. - aku mak kuku besi.

Tapi tak lama (phewh, nasib baik) then before the tahlil start dia dah okay dah.

Sebelum orang sibuk baca doa semua kitorang posing dulu. Once semua dah start takkan nak sibuk snap piccas, kan?
Lepas beraya with jiran tetangga kitorang balik umah....so berjalan balik....

Ani, strutting nenek's new mangkuk tingkat.....

Sebab the day was pretty hot I balik tido je and never came out till the next day. *grin*. Gila keji, orang beraya aku berkurung. Anyways, malas la jugak nak tag along with the rest...reason being my grandmother feels that there is a need to explain to every single human being we meet why I didn't get married this year...and that leads to more questions and at one point of time, about 30 minutes of discussion.

Aku jadi bahan pulak. Tak suka.

So I'd rather be a recluse than indulge people with personal matters. Seriously speaking aku rasa tak payah la nak cerita panjang-panjang ngan orang who doesn't even call you on a weekly basis...so apa kes nak cerita kenapa itu la kenapa ini la.

Inilah...perosak mood raya.But then takde drama tak best jugak kan?

*whatever*

Gambar raya di kampung - Pagi Raya

Raya every year takde beza since my dad's side of the family is pretty small...ada me and my siblings and Lan, my cousin. Takde anak-anak kecik berlari ke hulu ke hilir memeningkan kepala (pening kah?) or melalak mintak perhatian. We practically balik macam balik bercuti. *smile*.

Tahun ni masak lemang je, takde dodol sebab hujan. Lagipun by the time sampai dah agak lambat (dalam kiraan kalau nak masak segala-galanya) so kira nasib baiklah ada lemang. Itu pun my brother balik with my dad, and only sampai pagi raya....boleh? Sangat tak berperikemanusiaan.....kalau aku jadi mak dah panjang berjela-jela aku membebel, but since my mom diam je aku pun takkan nak ambik pot kan.


That's the whole family after breakfast and before bersalam-salaman...its usually a laidback morning la since everyone dah besar panjang kan. Kalau ada yang create drama and berperangai diva tu selalunya akulah yang malas nak bangun awal awal pagi and mandi air sejuk nak mati.

Tempat nak tangkap gambar selalunya focus kat open area depan tv and the dining table dekat dapur nenek. Selalunya kitorang takde la sampai naik tingkat atas umah (bahagian berkayu) sebab scary dengar bunyi tapak kaki sorang-sorang macam gajah rempuh kampung.

Okay, that's not really the reason for it. Kitorang just malas naik atas je.

Tahun ni raya simple-simple....baju pun tak sedondon sebab nak budget punya pasal...kebanyakan pakai baju recycle or buat je baju dari kain yang dah lama beli, tak kisah la apa theme color. As for me I pakai baju kurung yang my mom made me last June for Ajwad's wedding....sebab baju I semua tak siap since my mom kena resize balik most of them.

*oh yeah. resize down okay. Mind you. Tapi muka still bulat je comel. apa la labu*

Tahun ni daddy belikan kitorang selendang.....at first I mintak color hitam but then dia belikan kitorang semua color pelik-pelik....my black selendang became red and purple. Sigh. Bapak aku rabun warna agaknya. So since mommy's baju is red and my baju is gold, I swapped with her brown selendang....so takde la nampak awkward.

Tengok ani....dapat hijau terang. Tak silap dia mintak color lain, nasib baik ada baju color hijau, so that morning dia tukar color je.

Kenapa kena ada selendang???

Aaaaa...sebab tiap-tiap pagi lepas sembahyang raya we all semua berkumpul kat surau jumpa sedara mara and jiran tetangga. Ni kira raya in bulk la....kalau tak raya umah pun at least dah bersalam-salaman kat surau di pagi raya.

Tahun ni nenek bergaya sikit pergi surau....

......dengan bekas tingkat plastik hijau baru.

Yelah, takkan pergi beraya kat surau tangan kosong ye tak? Usually kitorang pack kuih-kuih raya (ehem-ehem, inilah time nak promote kuih raya/kek raya/lauk pauk raya buatan sendiri, especially depan makcik/pakcik/nenek/atok semua kat kampong) and lemang and rendang la untuk dikongsi bersama. Sorang bawak sikit then makan kongsi-kongsi.

And as usual sebelum make-up semua cair and badan start berpeluh-peluh beraya kena la posing depan tangga. Aku rasa kalau aku buat album raya sedekad tiap-tiap tahun lokasi dan model nye sama je...baju je lain-lain....

Tahun ni tambah model sorang, sebab best friend Ani, Rina, beraya kat kampung kitorang tahun ni. tak jadi balik seberang laut.

Despite the fact that my dad balik beraya tahun ini (yeap...julung-julung kalinya okeh....selalunya dia balik second raya, tahun ni pagi raya dah bagi salam depan umah siap boleh bersalam raya on time) gambar family kat tangga still dia tak masuk. Segan agaknya. Takpe la, kalau tahun depan ada boleh tangkap gambar sama-sama.

*ntah-ntah tahun depan ada mak tiri baru? hmmm...*

As for me raya tahun ni agak biasa....I tak keluar beraya sangat pun sebab ya rabbi, cuaca panas nak mati so i end up stay kat umah nenek when everyone else beraya sampai Gemas sana (kononnya jaga umah...but then bila budak datang aku buat tak tahu je muahahahah!).

Sigh.

Oh sejam lagi nak lunch. Sigh. Cepat betul masa berlalu ye. Ada lagi piccas raya. Nanti la kalau free I post kay!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Keep on crashing...keep on crashing.....

Just woke up from a brief nap and finished half a bag of chachos as soon as I woke up over an episodeof Dollhouse at 8TV....

*so not good, but I'm hungry (at least my mind think I do, though my stomach is pretty full) and protein shakes ain't exactly the thing I want at the moment*

I hate it when you dream about McDonalds at naptime but then can't really have McD when you wake up because you're actually not that hungry and is pretty bloated...and if I do go and get it I'll end up with a lot of leftovers.

Sigh.

Esok je la makan McD.

Earlier today I grabbed another book at MPH, despite the fact that I have tonnes of books that I can read at home...this one have a very interesting synopsis. Nanti when I am done with InkDeath I'll come here and share about the book ok.

*oh yeah, I'm halfway through InkDeath (the third book in the InkHeart saga...finally!) at the moment and keep on falling asleep. I found out that it makes me snooze pretty fast, in which rartely happens when I am all psyched about a book. Not that it bores me....I love the book, tapi lately cepat gila tertido....sigh*

Esok Tuesday...sigh...bila nak weekend ni?

There's a need to whip my stamina in shape for the walkaton this weekend, but ass seems to be particularly heavy....


This saturday is the walkaton day, and I am left all alone to do the walkaton myself thanks to a friend who ajak me but at the end didn't get to sign up.

Sigh.

Knowing me I am never a walkaton/jogathon/cross country or whatever "ton" kind of person (since dulu in school pun selalu escape from rentas desa and track events thanks to my homeroom teacher) but since this friend of mine macam excited sangat nak pergi so I sign up anyway.I know, its for a good cause. And yes, i know...you get to get a t-shirt and a goodie bag.....but then bosan la kalau at the end you end up all alone kan?

But....

Thanks to me_magic I won't be alone. Hehehehe. Life-saver.She'll be joining the walk with a couple of friends and nice enough to have me tag along.

Oh time kasih time kasih.

Now with that, I just have to kickstart my momentum so I would (at least) finish the 3.8km walk about town. So last week before raya I did a 3 day 4km walk and manage to finish in 60 minutes (agak lama kan?) and hopefully I can walk at least the same amount of distant at the same amount (or less) time.

Sigh.

Tapi deep deep down inside rasa malas tu sangat la kronik! Damn! ni mesti kes banyak makan lemang and nasi the past couple of days and its making me feel so heavy. Sigh. Keji betul bila overfed ni. Sigh.

Hopefully this phase will past soon.Kalau tak berabuk lagi la gym attendance bulan depan.

To others who don't mind to "teman" me during the walk gimme a holler! Lagi ramai jalan sama-sama lagi best kan?

*oh bunyi agak desperado. memang sah la ni LAST time aku sign up untuk aktiviti-aktiviti riadah macam ni*

Sigh.

Hearty lunch @ Alexis Gardens.

Went out for lunch with lady bos for a job well done today, memang sah sah la diet aku abis punah ranah by the time lunch hour came by (due to all the kuih raya we had during tea break.....sangat tak bagus) but still, I ordered this...


*Angel hair aglio olio - Pic courtesy of eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com*

In which is so blissfull.....the grilled baby lobster shocked me a bit (because I was expecting grilled prawns...mind you!) and the fact that it has mini claws terpacak at each ends tu agak scary okeh!

Sigh.

Still....all 4 pieces masuk dalam perut....no questions asked.

Its good to have a boss that has a pension for sweet stuff, then you get to pick up desert after the main meal. *grin*. I got to choose the desert to share and went for this....

* Pavlova - Pic courtesy of ls-lushia.blogspot.com*


The strawberries sangat menarik perhatian, especially when yesterday I asyik teringat-ingat the mini bottle of strawberry scrub PreciousMe made for aqieya. The Pavlova itself is so nicely made there is a good balance of sweetness and lightness in it. Perfect.

Sigh.

No piccas of me hoarding the cake though coz takkan la depan bos nak menggatal camho kan? Kenala jaga adab dan santun sikit.

*smile*

I would have wrapped the whole meal with coffee but then I'm too bloated from all the food I had last week. Cold water seems to wash down everything nicely.

Best betul.

*smile*

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Esok kerja.....damn!


*imej ihsan Google*

The long holiday will be ending in approximately 8 hours where I'll be back (again) behind a desk pushing pens and calculators and guess what.....no holidays till December, bummer. It's going to be a pretty long time before the next break, which is at year end.

Sigh.

It's been a tiring past couple of days. The open house was a success (okay la, nhot a huge and perfect success , tapi not bad for a first one) and I want to thank everyone who made it to my crib. Sorry la tak dapat jemput semua orang sebab saya takut tak terlayan but then, when there's a first there will be many more to come.....so rest assure that tahun depan kalau ada lagi I will be more prepared (and equipped,God knows how very basic my house is.....sebab rumah bujang kan) to cater a bigger crowd. Insya-Allah.

Hari ni I went to see PreciousMe for the supreme cream and we hung out for about an hour, which was coool because she's a cool person (yeah) and I get to meet more new people (like Aqieya.....yeah, I'm glad we met! We should hang out some time!) and later, went to Zarina's house untuk beraya. Not really beraya la, more like hang out...tapi since aku yang first datang since raya start so kira aku beraya la.

Pics semua tak upload lagi, tengokla esok kalau free will load the piccas. Cya'll at work!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gimme a Thumbs Up *sticky mode*

My submission had been accepted so guys...please go give me a thumbs up!!!!

Click here!



You're support is highly appreciated...mucho thanks! Muwah! mwah!!!

*UPDATED ON 18 SEPT 09*

So far here's the accumulated thumbs up on my entry!!

I wanna thank everyone who had gave me a thumb! At least tak kosong kan...hahahahah!!!

Let's have a glimpse of the top 4...

*OMG - the highest thumb is over a thousand?*

How can anyone beat that?

Anyways, you can thumb once a day...so go thumb me everyday...hahahah! Not that it'll matter coz who the hell can catch up with a thousand thumbs kan. *grin*.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

An Eye on Fall 2009's Most Wearable Fashion - One that We Can Apply To Us!

My idea of fall is always grey and black, and since I love black, then fall is most welcomed to me who lives in this sunny side of the world.


And I even have started stocking up on greys. But then as I was browsing through the pages of the latest hot fall 2009 trends I found out something which is out of the ordinary.....

This is not the same fall season that I knew!

For one as the recession kicks in, everyone is pleaing for fashion that is kind to the purse.You might be glad to find that some of Glamour magazine favourite fall fashion is something that you might find in your existing closet...just added with a new touch for twist. Glamour has outline 17 new fashion on the runway that is wearable to normal human beings (like us) and here is my top picks!

*Pics courtesy og Glamour.com*

*Neon Brights - Michael Kors Fall 2009*

Don't say goodbye to the summer colors just yet because as top designer Michael Kors had put it, its still in fashion. In fact, you can go all bubbly from head to toe, and I am definitely loving this because I have tonnes of pinks!

*The LBD - Alexander Wang Fall 2009*

I believe an LBD is a good investment, because despite what the designers say, they never go off season. This season top designers emphasis on clean cut lines with futuristic looks to a simple LBD, great on a toned body.

Like Jessica Alba's.

Sigh. God forbids. What would ever look bad on her?


*Fur - Matthew Williamsom Fall 2009*

My emphasis is not on the fur because the fur is simply complementing the simple top and jeans underneath...which comes to two points....

Point one : Do layers. It doesnt matter what you layer your top or camisole with - a cardigan, a coat or in this case, fur - just be mindful of our hot climate. Overdoing layers might not be well reconmmeded if its burning 30 degrees out there.

Point two : The jeans that fit your curve will never go off season. So get a good pair that show off that curves and everything else will fall in place. Literally speaking.

Point to note : For those who are lucky to fit in skinny jeans, do not waste that God given attribute....go get one now (if you don't have one) and see how the fit adds length and definition to your (already slim) body. Oh yeah. That's why Victoria Beckham loves them. Even Beyonce loves them and she has curves. Lucky her.


*Strapless Pleated Dress - Donna Karan Fall 2009*

We've seen similar fashion on Gossip Girl, and on the runway....dejavu? So not. The good thing about this top is that it takes the eye to the face and away from the "decolletage", so it works for both the busty and the bustless.

*smile*


*Toga Dress - Charlotte Ronson Fall 2009*

Ahahaha! This has been around since last season and it has been is still a hit. Don't stash it away just yet, you can still smoke the club with it!

Note that the appeal of the Toga Dress is that it brings the eye to the shoulder and neck. So if you have a great shoulder and a tonned armed, here's a teaser dress that gives sexy in the small half the amount, yet have the same full effect.

And last but not the least....


*Strapless layered dress (and this can go multicolor)- Milly Fall 2009*

The layered bottom gives an illussion of a curvier bottom and waist - tricking the eye to believe in an hourglass figure.

Sigh.

Ferocious aite??