Birds On Chandelier

Saturday, March 30, 2013

100 Words Contest



Early this year I wrote this short story for a contest organized by the Reader's Digest. Too bad that luck was not on my side. Well anyway, I took the challenge. Here is the short story:

Two businessmen had a heated conversation in front of an elevator. My friends and I were standing nearby yet I did not know their topic of interest. Spontaneously, I walked to the nearest glass window and cried out ‘Gone With the Wind!’ loudly before giggling uncontrollably.  I noticed the men had stopped talking and my friends were looking at me in disbelief. I was totally dumbfounded. After the absence of the businessmen, I discovered that they were talking about money. One of them had said “The money was gone” right before I foolishly said such thing. Speaking of coincidence huh?

Monday, March 25, 2013

NEWSFLASH: Flying to Sabah bah

The first  family reunion in Sabah.im meeting my flesh and blood anytime soon. Still stuck in LCCT waiting for the flight to departure at 19.40 pm. pray that hubby and i will safely arrive at KK Airport in one piece.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Da' Cheapest Lights and Fans!!


Let's have a close look at the picture above. You have to remember the place for it will be the place where your dreams can come true.  Haha....though it sounds like I exaggerate a lil bit but you won't believe it if I tell you that Hubby and I had saved lotsa money on them lights and fans. 


Moving into a new house demands an enormous budget so you have to be smart at shopping.

I was so excited to set foot in here  It is not that hard to find this place.




The moment I walked in, I saw many types, designs and colours of lights that surely will make you agape and your eyes getting bigger and soon you'll see dark spots everywhere due to looking straight at them bright and shining lights.




Take a look at the shots that I had captured while I walked down the aisle back and forth. I became quite frantic when choosing over the options that were laid in front of me. In my mind's eye, I had certain styles I wanted to have in my home deco but some were clashed with Hubby's interest. Uh-Oh. Guess what? The moment Hubby stood his ground which was against my will, I had started making faces and he as expected gave me a stern look. We ended up quarreling. This is the truth. YES! I WARN U!


Check out the price for the fans!! 


 You will not be getting the same price elsewhere. 
(If you do, don't forget to share with me)



Customers who came in and joined the search of purchasing their own desired lights. 


A workstation specially made to check every ordered  item before requesting the customers to pay the bills.



Everybody kept looking up and don't be surprised if you end up straining your neck too much. 

Really love these type of chandeliers but I was not strong enough to say YES YES YES to Hubby.
 So NEXT!!

See the one in blue? Well we agreed on that particular design and later bought 3 of them but all in white colour of course.


A customer was in the middle of settling the bills at the counter. 
Ka-ching!!!

The chinese boy who stood next to Hubby was the one who helped us throughout the whole process. But he was not that good. I guessed either he was the son of the owner or he was a rookie.


Look what we had come out with!!

SEEING IS BELIEVING!!





Getting all boxes fit into the car. 

Tell you what, the inside of the car was towered by the boxes. Hubby's seat had to be pushed a lil bit closer towards the steering wheel. Oh boy! He couldn't drive all the way in such position from Puchong to Terengganu. So we switched places. I drove all the way back.


Though we spent lotsa money at the 'Houses Lightings', we were smiling from ear to ear feeling satisfied with what we got for our new home. Hope you guys would feel the same way too. Enjoy shopping!!!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Aaron Firdaus Campbell is here in Malaysia


Aaron who is now almost 8 month-old weighing around 10.5 kg. That's pretty heavy for such a young baby. His energy is unexpectedly strong. If you have to hold him like Hubby did in the above picture, you have to be alert most of the time. He might lunged forward all in a sudden without you expecting it. 





All family members spoke to him in Bahasa Malaysia as we would like him to be exposed to his mummy's mother tongue. So far, I guess he understood our gestures and chit chat. 


Urgghhh...u r sooooo heavy



This picture was taken right before he was put in his 'buaian'....we made a ceremony for him....in Perak we call it 'Majlis Tarik Buai' which is totally different with Terengganu's 'Majlis cukur pala a.k.a Majlis Cukur Kepala.' Different name but the same old tradition. 


Say KAKI!!





We are cousins 

The ceremony went well, alhamdulillah. Poor Aaron, he was all dressed up in a cute Baju Melayu but later he ended up wearing nothing other than his diaper due to hot weather.

 I had to hold a small fan to cool him off



Aaron was all smiling at Opah

 Aaron and his mummy




Welcome to Malaysia Aaron!! I believe there would be days in the future when you are much older, you would find it more interesting and happening to be back to your mummy's motherland.

P/S: If you are reading this entry Uncle Mike, we can't wait to meet you in person next year!! If god willing!


Future Successful Businesswomen






Since almost everyone today runs online businesses, my partner in crime and I had decided to do the same. We thought of the idea over a week and walla..... the name chosen for our lil business is 'Schanista House'. Our very first product items are baju kurungs made and designed by the De' Alfa boutique.
This one taken at the Residence's Cafe

I invested some money and we later created a page in the facebook. Whoever feels interested to find out more about the items on sale go GOOGLE it.

My share partner lives in Kuantan and to make it easy for us to meet, Cherating has been chosen as the most appropriate place for a business meeting.

Though our business is considered small, the desire to expand it to the next level is larger than our pocket money uols. hehe...

Alhamdulillah, the meeting went well. Before departed, we sneaked into Tanjung Inn, Cherating for our very own crazy photoshoot session.




The entrance of the Tanjung Inn






ZOO WEE MAMA!!!

ZOO WEE MAMA!!

ZOO WEE MAMA!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Different

Yesterday.
It was the day.
The day I have been waiting for since 2008.

I was alone.
But I didn't care.
I was there to celebrate.

I plastered a smile on my face.
I talked with people who stood next to me.
I just couldn't believe it.
I was alone.
But it didn't stir my feelings even a bit. 

If the old me saw this,
She might steal a glance.

I felt carefree.
That's all that matter my dear friend. 




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Life in the past 2 and +++ years


The moment I decided to further my Master in TESL, life has changed completely ever since. Continuous assignments ~ piles and piles of unfinished workload ~ time management failed ~ less of entertainment ~ successfully maintain the eye bags ~ communication broke down~ and the list goes on and on!



I was like pulling my hair most of the time due to stress. Not only that my time spent with family and friends were limited but I had lack of sleep and rest. Plus, traveling at such distance from Perak to Bangi every single week without fail totally got on my nerve. Thank god that back then I had my used to be Boyfriend a.k.a Hubby lived in Subang. The desire to see him had driven me on course. I never skipped classes (well almost). :p

Unlike some brilliant and I must say lucky students, I had no scholarship. I used my own money for the traveling and study fees. So just imagine how I felt everytime the money drained out uncontrollably before the end of every month. It was totally SUCK!!


Well, I went with the flow. Semester after semester, I was able to stay motivated to complete my Master. I guess I have cried more than a thousand times. Nobody really understood what I had gone through in the past few years.

Now, everything has started to pay off. I'm glad that I dared enough to challenge myself up to this point. The end of this October 2012, I would be attending my second convocation!! Yeahhh!! I could say that it is going to be one of my best moments in life!


Thank you Hubby for always being there for me!! Thank you Mak and Abah for believe in me!! Thank you kakak for your never ending moral support. Thank you lil bro for your inspiration. Thank you aunts and uncles for your hospitality and support. I would not have any other place to go if you guys didn't allow me to sleepover at your houses. Thanks for everything!! 


Now I AM FREE!!! Really hope that PHD cert will be in my hands soon. I'm still waiting for the opportunity to chase after it. Insyallah. May the force be with me.