Birds On Chandelier

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Back in Action

Tomorrow is the day. I'll be leaving home and driving extremely early in the morning for work. I am expected to report duty at 8 AM. Hope everything goes well. Insyallah. Undoubtedly, meeting new people and making new friends restrain me a bit though I really anticipate that moments. After all, first impression is definitely crucial. I'd better not make myself look silly nor snobbish. Not ever. Period. Pray that I'd adjust myself pretty well peeps. uh-oh. Now I'm nervous....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

To Be or Not to Be

         Long long time ago, I had a dream of becoming a writer. I didn't actually mention it to anybody but I simply made it obvious when I wrote a few short stories on my own. It first started when I was so into reading lots of R.L. Stine's and Francine Pascal's collection of short stories. I am thinking of reviving the passion that I had had. In fact, I have started writing the outline. I really hope that I'd finish what I have started and see the outcome once it is completed. Well, there is no harm in trying to have it published aite? As long as I stay motivated and passionate in realizing the dream, all kinds of obstacles could be dealt with wisely. God willing.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yin and Yang

Earlier this morning once again I spent my lazy day watching a romantic movie on HBO. This time Hubby was around since he has an evening shift today. Both of our attention were drawn into one of the scenes in which the main characters in the movie poured out their true feelings towards each other. The woman stated out matter-of-factly the favourite things that the man likes one by one. At that particular moment, I didn't pay much attention to Hubby who looked scrutinizingly at me. 

He surprised me with a question that I'd never actually had asked him directly before. "What is my fav colour?" He made it sound simple but I was dumbstruck for a while. Uh-oh..somehow I felt trapped with his tricky question. I smiled at him sweetly and started to guess out loud to buy myself some time...."errmmmm.....I know what colour you love the most but I'm just not sure...ermmm....." I was like looking at him and then at the wall, at the ceiling and back at him again while preparing myself for any sudden attack from him if I guessed it all wrong. He demanded me to give the answer quickly and I shot the first guess at him..."Blue. Am i right? hehehehe," feeling all innocent while laughing gleefully at the same time. Instead of throwing a pillow towards me, he automatically lied face down on the mattress and buried his face underneath the pillow that he was holding while making the sound of a sulking lil boy. I was nearly rolling on the floor with laughter but stopped when I gave him my second guess.

"I know...I know...Is it gray?" I waited for his reply but I heard him muffled the word NO and continuously making the sulking noise. I couldn't help myself from laughing out loud and kept on guessing. "Brown right? or army green ... or is it actually white?" Hubby finally answered, "I guess you should just mention all types of colours then. How could you," he was really upset. Sort of. Still feeling amused, I finally settled on one particular answer which is WHITE. I told him that I probably have long noticed it since the first few months of our early marriage especially when I did the laundry. I keep seeing more and more white shirts coming from his wardrobe.

Somehow I felt that it is very ironic knowing that I'd never prefer WHITE over my choice of dresses and shirts for it is too hard to take a good care of such clothes with that particular colour. I'd be glad to settle on BLACK instead and hubby just knew it. Of late, Hubby claimed that I'd fall for so many colours. He is indeed true. Don't I love the colour of the rainbows? Crazy eh? I accept the significant difference between the two us... or perhaps it is rather like the YIN and YANG. In marriage, it isn't the differences that matter most but somehow the relationship between the differences that count in which they basically work to complement one another ....Be it different taste or different philosophy or principle, as long as Hubby and I are happy in so many ways, nothing else matter..and nothing could ruin the bond that we a chance.


"There is no cause and effect, there are no opposites, everything is part of everything else, everything is condition. It is all connected."

Monday, January 9, 2012

Looking Forward

                 It is finally here!! The opportunity for me to be once again a career woman. How I miss meeting up new faces and lecturing non-stop. Hope luck is on my side tomorrow. Wish that the interview will go well and I'd get the job. God Willing. Pray for my success peeps!!

An armed Engineer

             We were at one of the mini markets in town to grab some groceries. As usual, the top item in our list is none other than the chicken meats. Due to short of workers, Hubby had to chop the meats himself. He did it very carefully or rather should I say slowly? hehe...other customers who had the same intention to purchase such item waited anxiously and patiently in line. The funniest part was when there were a few who placed their orders on him, assuming that he was one of the workers. I broke into a laughter the moment Hubby showed a blank face at those people who asked. Judging by the look (see the pictures),he was so into the chopping process that he was not even aware that I was standing a few feet away from him snapping some shots. 

One word for you Hubby....ZEXY!!!


Ladies Day Out

         It has been a long time since I last went out with my girlfriends. So yesterday, I had the opportunity when one of the girls came over to my house and we had a girl talk over things that had happened in our lives after both of us are entittled Mrs. Subjects of our interests are no longer lay on fashion, jewelleries, books or even shoes. What then?? Well, our focal interest is on our significant others a.k.a husbands. A hard to believe transition yet it is as expected when we are no longer 'a girl not yet a woman' individuals. I am not saying that I am totally over the stuff mentioned earlier but they are no longer at the top of my list. 

         The day later was spent with our short trip to Romantika Home Decor Outlet in Paka itself. She bought a lot of things and I did the same too. Knowing that there are lots of home decorations that I'd probbaly like, before I stepped into the place, I'd reminded myself not to become a spendthrift. Yeah, you heard me right. I was once a shopaholic. Enough said. :) p One of the items that I bought is the cute sign read "If mama ain't happy....ain't nodoby happy!" and "If papa ain't happy....  ain't nobody cares!"  

        Upon seeing this particular item, Hubby laughed sarcastically at me, showing his unpleasant and annoyed look. Haha..Really can't help it!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

An Evening Spent at Alamanda Putrajaya Foodcourt

Just look at the Choc Fountain!! Yummy!!

 and even the strawberries looked pretty delicious

Tada!! After the dipping and coating process!!

 and here's another one....The Banana Split!!

Extremely Yummy-licious!!

Just So U Know

My usual habit


Being naughty as always 


The outcome

To My Dear and Loving Husband


by: Anne Bradstreet (c.1612-1672)
      F ever two were one, then surely we.
      If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
      If ever wife was happy in a man,
      Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
      I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
      Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
      My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
      Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
      Thy love is such I can no way repay.
      The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
      Then while we live, in love let's so persever
      That when we live no more, we may live ever. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Battle of Sexes

       Both men and women are prone to do things, think, feel and even act differently. Their needs and expectations as well are a far cry from one another. John Gray in his book "Men are From Mars - Women are from Venus" claimed that such distinction signify that both male and female species derive from different planets in a sense that they are worlds apart when it comes to issues concerning personality, relationship and marriage. How far is this true?

          I read somewhere in an article that highlighted on the false hopes men and women bear in their minds when they get married. On one hand, when a man marries a woman, he expects her to stay the same. On the other hand, when a woman marries a man, she expects him to change. Amusing right?? It may seem simple as it sounds but wait till you apply it in real situations. A once slim young woman may not be able to keep her body figure at its best shape after deliver babies besides the fact that she's aging of course while a bad-boy personality of a man would not going to take its new form into a complete gentleman (even if there are any women who stay the same and men who change to be better, don't you think it is rather rare?). Do you get my point clearly?? If both species cannot accept this common sense, the battle of sexes will initially activate the time bomb. Uh-Oh..

           Thus, for the sake of healthy relationship, men and women have to go deeper in understanding each other. Trust me when I say that having such love chemistry doesn't help your relationship with someone lasts longer. I'd love to say that "Love with Effort resulted to everlasting relationship. Love without Effort is like adoring a puppet. Effort without Love prevails insecurity." Learn to accept your partner for who he/she is not for what he/she is. Needless to say, if you have found your Mr/ Ms Right, you would know what I mean exactly.

P/S: To those who are still single, i recommend you read John Gray's book on "Men are from Mars-Women are from Venus."

Friday, January 6, 2012

Liberty is.....

"Liberty is a state of mind, which will be reflected in the material world in terms of health, wealth and power. There is nothing said about freedom from troubles. In fact, you will have more and bigger ones than you do now. For the stature of a man is gauged by the size of the problem he can handle."
~Thomas D. Willhite~

Sunday, January 1, 2012

KELABU: What about it???

Within the last 10 years, I had stopped reading Malay novels at once. Not  because I hate my own mother tongue but really, most of the written stories, love especially are very cliche in terms of plot, characters, conflicts and ending. Even the words used as well portray over display of affection or rather we know as 'jiwang' which in reality, most of the endearments are not really well applied among us. Speaking of crap.duh! So you see, I have totally lost my interest to read any Malay novels anymore let alone buy them.

However, last week someone made me changed my mind. That someone is one of my Maresmart friends, a writer named Nadia Khan  who has just published and launched her first masterpiece 'Kelabu'. I totally doubt that she's gonna write another crap. Y?? Knowing Neddo's background, I believe she's able to pull it through. The fact itself had aroused my interest to grab one of her copies out of the bookshelves in store at Popular bookstore in Mesra Mall. I spent two days reading it (mind my lack of reading Malay novels mode) and I have to admit that I love the whole thing namely the writing style, characters, the twist, the conflicts as well as the ending. If you think that Neddo's words used in the novel are dull and dry, you are totally wrong. Slangs, codeswitching and codemixing are among new elements were included to spice up the dialogues and story altogether. The whole reading process becomes more fun when the main character Amir seems to directly talking and connecting to you when Neddo successfully reveals his deep thoughts and inner feelings. A big applause for you Neddo. I am entertained and enlightened. The number of 456 pages seem short to me. Really. hehe :p

To those who happen to read my review, do not suck in my every word without you reading the novel yourself. I might be right or I might be wrong either. Here is the caption written at the back cover of the novel.

Senang kalau hidup dalam dunia hitam putih,
Baik-buruk, betul-salah, cinta-benci,

Apa jadi pada yang di tengah-tengah?
Apa jadi pada orang-orang macam aku?

Bila Jun datang pada aku, menawarkan posisi sebagai
'boyfriend kontrak', aku tak tolak. Salah aku ke kalau aku
kata "ya" pada awek cun? Salah aku ke kalau aku lagi pandai
layan dia daripada boyfriend dia sendiri?

Salah aku ke kalau aku jatuh cinta pada dia?

Aku amir. Jemputlah masuk ke dunia aku,
di mana hitam dan putihnya tak berapa jelas.
Mungkin hanya lepas tu, korang akan faham
macamana rasanya berada di dunia aku.
Dunia KELABU.   

 P/S: More details regarding the novel can be found at