Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting in touch with your femininity

After years of study on feminist ideals and ideas, it sounds bizarre that I shoud be organising a workshop on flower arrangement.So anti-intellectual, so feminine. So female.

I wish NOT to be apologetic about it.
Women like me have been short-changed in life.We do not know how to cook, sew, wear nice make-up, do up our hair, arrange flowers etc.Success means being equal with men.

Pah..I'm done with all these, folks.I wanna be a woman now.And still think like a man. :)
My early responses from some of my female academic friends were, "don't like cooking, sewing or arranging flowers."

Some said it with a sense of pride.Some with disgust (at the thought of being associated with homemakers)
There were a couple who jumped at the idea and shared my sentiment.That we had lost out to the rat race in a man's world.

I'm glad I'm not alone. :)

I look forward to the workshop.Join me if you can.July 9, 2010 jam 12.30 to 1.30 pm. RM130 per head.Materials are provided.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Too many things, too many dramas!

My mom's maid ran away about 3 days ago.Haiyo...just when all of us were doing OK..my mom started to cook, enjoyed her trips to her dialysis centre, started to laugh again.

Tiba2 budak dari Jawa buat hal pulak (her hubby is here, dok pressure her to leave..I had suspected that it would be just a matter of time.Dia datang dah ada handphone ....rancangan sulit untuk lari pasti sudah diatur lebih awal...)

But still, it upset me.My mom pun tak sabar langsung with her maid....
Anyway...high dramas since then...the second maid ~my maid pulak tak beradab..suka melawan my mom (often when they are left on their own)

Hanya Allah give me strength to handle all this!

Things picking up quite a bit at CERDAS.Dah nampak cara nak buat duit.Can you imagine I exploit everyone I come across. Budak Cina mualaf yang jual photocopied books from table to table at the cafeteria I frequent tu pun I tangkap.He writes about his conversion to Islam so I ajak buat biz where we share 50-50 profit. Cina jual bunga kat rumah I pun I ajak buat biz (profit kongsi). And my project managers pun semua mcm fun juga and gila2 like me (except maybe Dr Azman, an expert on Islamic Finance tapi dia sporting juga).

Saya yakin, we'll have fun raising money.InsyaAllah. Hahaha..nak kata apa lagi? NLP mah.

Z balik tiap2 minggu and Nik and I akan tunggu nak dengar cerita2 campus dia.So kelakar!

My guppies died 3 ekor today.Bibik said the plants I put in the small aquarium killed them .My koi pun mati 3 ekor.Tak cukup oksigen.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Think before you litter

Think before you litter....

how long our act of foolishness will remain on earth.

Banana Peel- 3-4 weeks
Orange peels- 6 months
Apple Core- 2 months
Paper Bag- 1 month
Cardboard- 2 months
Milk Cartons- 5 years
Newspaper- 6 weeks
Paper Towel- 2-4 weeks
Cotton Glove- 3 months
Tinned Steel Can- 50 years
Aluminum Can- 200-500 years
Disposable Diapers- 550 years
Plastic Bags- 20-1000 years
Glass- 1-2 million years
Cigarette Butts- 10-12 years
Leather shoes- 25-40 years
Rubber-Boot Sole- 50-80 years
Plastic containers- 50-80 years
Monofilament Fishing Line- 600 years
Foamed Plastic Cups- 50 years
Wool Sock- 1-5 years
Plywood- 1-3 years
Plastic Bottles- 450 years

I request you all please share this piece of information in your network as much as you can.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beliung in Kota Damansara

It was on Sunday, June 13 around 6 pm I think.I just got home from my meeting in Taman Tun with my alums of Uni of Liverpool. Nik and Z just got home from shopping at One Utama (Nik tengah semayang) I was downstairs with Bibik, watching the rain.Mula2 renyai (I love watching rain) then the kilat and petir came.Fuiyoo..ngeri.Then the taufan/storm came...memang sah angin lintang cos I saw it melintang (past my street!) the rain became like snow sebab laju sangat hujan turun tapi melintang! The trees bergoyang2.I bimbang my pergola runtuh or my hanging plants jatuh.I was going apa ni Bik? apa ni Bik? and started my zikir.I asked Bibik biasa ke berlaku ni Bik (she and my Mom selalu kata hujan ribut waktu petang sampai mereka takut..I balik lewat and by then things would have calmed down)

Bibik kata biasa! biasa!

But when Nik and I keluar malam tu kita tengok pokok2 tumbang dan tercabut dgn akar2 nya sekali dan rumah jiran about 2 doors away pokoknya tercabut dgn akar2 sekali dan hempap their gate...wough! Hubby kata mana biasa macam ni! (this is the same Bibik who said she felt the earth tremor jam 12 noon when the whole of Lembah Klang rasa at 5 or 6 pm....but I took her report seriously and reported her 12 noon tremor to Jabatan Meteorology)

I didn't expect this:


Saturday, June 12, 2010

seasons in the sun

We left for Kuantan to attend my niece's nikah, done after Isyak.Quite an odd time to nikah but her family was facilitating her in laws from the East Coast (Friday is a weekend).

Quite kalut but we made it.Stayed at MS Garden where things seemed to fall apart: lampu rosak, iron rosak (in my mom's room, my room OK) but the hotel's fully booked, still. MELTA conference was on.Bumped into some familiar faces.They knew me, I blur,blur.Then I recalled. :)

The foods were delicious (masak sendiri).We left early.It was only on the way back to KL, listening to Terry Jacks' seasons in the sun that I felt I should have been more forgiving and hence, should have been more involved in this wedding...for the love of my aruah sister ("seasons in the sun" was her favourite song...and if you read the lyrics...it's a song sang by a dying person...)

We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun
but the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time

and I particularly love this piece:

but the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach

Waaaa...I remember her..I remember her in her rolled up checkered shirt with bobbed hairdo...she was close to everyone...(Tam died in a car accident when she was only 34, leaving behind her young kids aged between 2 and 12 then.I had blogged on this before)

Tam, your gal got married today.I know if you were around, the majlis would have been grander, better organised and the gals in our family, trying to outdo each other with our new jewellery/new baju kurung, new handbag...for the fun of it! We would have been there a day earlier and stayed all night, gossipping, teasing every member in the family (I missed it this time...they did..but I stayed at the hotel...too tired of the long journey, too hard pressed by the heat and space)

Your kids had handled life well and we wait for Baraqah's happy mo. maybe in 4-5 years and I hope she too would marry well like Hidayah and Taufiq.

Al fatihah in fond memory of you on your gal's wedding day.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

My first!

without Louis Vuitton

Jangan marah, I got my first Louis Vuitton from my sugar daddy (Nik.Haha) Verona PM Damier.That's the cutest, most chic and feminine handbag we both agreed on: for price and style.

Teka who smiled from ear to ear? :))

Anyway, Z came back early this week so we bond2 alsolah.Then continued shopping for her stuffs (sejak she pakai tudung, mcm2lah dia nak beli..in the end, she looks like a Turkish/Iranian young woman.

Oh, nak tunjuk baju kurung batik June buat.OK juga kan?

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

First day at work

June 1, 2010.

First day at a new place.
Scary.Macam baru masuk sekolah.Here, I have to raise some RM500K a year.At the old office, my job was to spend money (and raise some).

But at least, I have my own car park and my own toilet/shower room. :)
But a lotttttttttt to be done and being in kull, tough job to get people to work WITH you.I really have to be creative in finding ways to generate income in a fun way.

I sent my mom to her dialysis centre today.Terasa kasihan yang amat.When I was young, it was her who dropped me off at school gate or my tuition centre.Now I do that to her.Dropping her off.Sedihlah.I helped pack her lunch...sedih sangat.

May Allah give me strength to go through the new challenges in my life.May God drop me a million ringgit and more from the sky.