Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Country's plan on stopping Subsidy


I'm sure, most of you are not too interested with the topic above, but since i've been staying at home, whenever i have my breakfast, i will have the daily STAR Newspaper right in front of me. So i've been keeping myself pretty updated with what's going on with our nation.

Few days back, there was an article at the front page of the STAR Newspaper, and sad to say, the country thinks that it's going to go bankrupt by 2019, if they don't cut down their subsidies. There will be price hike, for Petrol, Sugar, Flour and etc.... the next thing u know the nation will go bankrupt, why? b'coz there's no increase in INCOME!!!. So how would the government want to boost the country's economics, if the nation cannot afford to spend?

That's why, there was a short article today by a reporter from The Star, interviewing our ex-PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, and i'm glad to say that i agree with what he has stated. He mentioned that though the subsidies has to be implemented gradually, the government also has to consider increasing the income of the nation. So do you think you'll agree with what he said? well i know i do.

For now, the best option to keep having a stable income for an individual, especially those with families, is to invest. What to invest? well i don't basically have any suggestions for now, but now would be the best time for most of us to start researching on things that are worth investing.

In the mean time, i hope that most of you all are well informed with the situation that''s going on in this country, and i hope you guys will start to take steps to prevent from any future difficulties in surviving in this country. All the best....

Till than

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Down Memory Lane


Was up last night till about 3am, realised that i've been sleeping pretty late, lately. Probably due to the pregnancy, and the best part baby doesn't sleeps, if i i don't sleep... so i can basically feel him move every now and than.

So, to spent my time... went online and realised how much i miss those days when i was so nuts with the SLR camera, snapping pictures and updating the blog every now and than with my new found toy. I than decided to check out the blogs i used to post since year 2008, and i notice that i actually went through a lot for the past 2 years and how emotional it all seems.

I'm not the kinda blogger that writes a little and post loads of picture, i find that my blog is a journal of how my life has been, and how detail i explained it at times, and i'm glad that i decided to approach my blog in that kinda way.

So it helps me bring back memories and that's when reality hits me, on where i am today. I'm glad that i made a huge decision in my life, to marry the man i love, to take the time to learn about the truth in Islam, to make the big step in life - which is getting married and now I'm glad to say that i'm expecting my lil boy, whom i'm beginning to love each and every day. I can't barely wait for him to arrive and hold him in my arms. Sigh....

I hope i will continue to document all the experience of my life in this blog and i hope in a way i get to spread the truth, and also share my experience in life with those who read my blog.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

The new Mascot for 2012 Summer Paralympics


Hei guys, did you read the newspaper sometime last week in The Star's sports section? well guess what, below are the new mascots for 2012 Summer Paralympics. Notice that both the mascots has 1 eye? Ever wondered why? Do you think it's the plan of the Zionist/Illuminati?

File:London 2012 Mascots.png

Well it may be...

Have you ever heard about the Evil Eye? The Evil Eye, is somehow related to the coming of the Dajjal/The Great Deceiver. His left eye will be covered by thick film and the other will be protruding like a bulging out grape and his forehead will have the word 'kafir' (non-believer) on it.

"He will appear somewhere between Syria and Iraq, at which time Prophet Isa (known as Jesus in Christianity) will return and the Mahdi will come, the Dajjal will travel the whole world preaching his falsehood but will be unable to enter Mecca or Medina.[1]" (from wikipedia)

So do you guys get the picture? That maybe just maybe the Zionist are planning for something major in 2012, and this could be some signs of their plans? Well i guess will just have to wait and see, but let's not ignore it. Instead be steadfast in our religion, and when he does come - believe that there is only 1 God, and he does not have 1 eye.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

End Of Days / Hari Kiamat


My understanding on the end of days, is pretty much what i have read and viewed in videos. Since the movie 2012 was released, everyone is getting paranoid whether the end of days will happen on that year... well guess what only Allah s.w.t knows best. The fact that there's so many predictions before this, including what happen in the year 2000 (any recollection??), people thought it was going to be Doom's day or something, but it didn't happen.

Anyway as Muslim's, we believe that there will be many signs, as mentioned by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. there'll be the appearance of the Dajjal (anti-christ/ the Great Deceiver), and the signs that he will emerge is basically when the Sea of Galilee dries up (Currently, the Sea of Galilee is slowly drying up, due to the fact that the Israelites are using it as their source of water & it hasn't been raining for the past 5 years - You can look out for it in Youtube). When he appears, there will be famine:-

1st day of Appearance = The time will pass by as though it's 1 year.
2nd day of Appearance = The time will pass by as though it's 1 month.
3rd day of Appearance = The time will pass by as though it's 1 week.
4th day of Appearance = The day will pass by like a normal day.

Than it will come a time where the 'Mahdi' or 'Mehdi' (which means the Guided One) will come and he will guide the 'ummah' (the people), so that we will not go wayward. It is mentioned in the Sunnah that the Dajjal will come to deviate people from the truth, by proclaiming that he is the prophet. The Zionist will think that he is bringing the Golden Age, but that will not happen.

Once the Mahdi has appeared, Jesus Christ (p.b.u.h) will return back to earth as how he was taken. Than he, the Mahdi and the Ummah will battle together against the the Dajjal & his army (his army is consist of the 'kafir's' aka the disbelievers, and Gog & Magog). Insyallah, by Allah s.w.t will, the Dajjal and his army will be defeated.

At this point of time, Makkah will be protected by Allah s.w.t, while Madinah will be protected by the angels. It's mentioned that when the Mahdi, Jesus Christ (p.b.u.h) & the Ummah march towards the battle, there will be an invisible shield upon them (i know it's kinda hard to imagine, but just try to picture the aliens in War of the Worlds, where they had invisible shields before they were defeated).

Anyway, lately the husband has been sharing with me some video's he found on YouTube, which basically explains that we're all currently living in a state of slavery - without realizing it. We're taking loans that actually has 'Riba' even though it's called an Islamic Loan and loads more.

I wish i could share more about this whole Zionist plan thing, along with the coming of the Dajjal and the Mehdi, but than i'm also afraid it might be too boring for u guys to read, so just watch out for short postings from me on things related to this. Till than....


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Antenatal Class in HUKM


Hubby and i decided to go for an Antenatal class, after getting advice from my friends who are new mum's. So got a recommendation from Tiesha to either check out Prince Court or HUKM. So, called both the hospitals to enquire about the classes. At last, we decided to go to HUKM, as it is more reasonable - the class was scheduled on the 22/5/2010 & it's only RM100 (for each couple).

So left the house an hour before the class started, which was scheduled at 8am, but when we were there we notice that the class was only gonna start at 8.50am... sigh... so we re-registered ourselves at the entrance... and got this goodie bags, which basically have magazines from Papa & Mama, Pureen sample products, leaflets/car sticker/folder/photo frame from Wyett, Antenatal manual book, our schedule for the day & etc.

The class basically covered everything about pregnancy to delivery, and we even had break every 2 hours - basically for tea time, & lunch.

First topic was about - Pain relief in Labour
An anaesthetic came to talk about Epidural and other forms of pain relief's used during labour. She even brought a sample of the wire used for the epidural, which basically is a thin plastic tube which is implanted into the spacing of your back bone, this will help reduce labor pain when we have heavy contractions.

Than there were other topics too... but the most interesting ones were vacination, breast feeding - which the head nurse really stress the importance, due to the beneficial values of a mother's milk to her child. They even demonstrated the exercise which is prescribed for pregnant women, including breathing techniques when we experience contractions and situations in the labour room.

All and all, it was a good experience, both Adam and I enjoyed the class and so did baby - coz he was busy moving and somersault in the womb... by the time we're done, i was exhausted due to his vigorous movement. By the time we reached home it was already 6.30pm, and i headed straight to bed for a nap... coz i was too tired... hehehe.

That's all for now... my next blog is gonna be interesting - coz i'll be touching something on Islam & signs that the end of days is drawing near... thanks to the hubby... ^_^

Till than ~salam~

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

List of Aches & Pains of Pregnancy


Don't worry the title above is not to scare of potential Mothers-to-be... but more of a reminder for me, once i get my bundle of joy ^_^... I realize that when i started being pregnant, i had various kind of symptoms, aches and pains on certain occasion, and the normal nausea.

  1. Nausea started after about 2 months of pregnancy.
  2. Very choosy with the kind of food intake... sometimes fast food, yong tau foo, hot dog (1901), Mumtaj Naan &... etc.
  3. Nose tends to be more sensitive... i can't even smell garlic, onion, rice, 'parpu/dhal'
  4. Started eating a lot of sour tid bits... but notice that i can only stop my urge of vomiting if i take Butter Scotch sweets.
  5. Chocolates was a big 'NO'.. 'NO'... it somehow stops the urge.. but later on i'll just puke out of nowhere.
  6. The pills to stop the nausea, does work.. but than i'll feel sleepy after my meal, and when i do go to bed, my legs will start feeling very tired... that it just irritates me from sleeping.
  7. After about 5 months, i notice that i can't seat to long... coz than my coccyx bone will hurt.
  8. Notice that i'll have this bunch of lil capillary veins appearing on my upper thighs, buttocks, hips and about 8 months it starts appearing on the lower part of the abdomen.
  9. Need to remember to take meals, little by little.. coz if i eat with a full stomach, i tend to gag and puke a little (even now).
  10. Will tend to have aches on the hips... basically lower half of the body. This is when the spousal support comes in - for the massage.. it helps sooth the ache.
All and all.... i really appreciate that Adam's friends wife loan me this book called 'What To Expect When You're Expecting - New 4th Edition', written by Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazel, publisher - Pocket Books.

I would really recommend this book for new mom's... as it is very interesting to read. They cover every single thing from the first month of pregnancy to the last month, delivery, post-partum and etc... I'm planning to purchase it soon.. coz our friend will be posted to the Philippines soon, and the whole family is moving there.

I guess that's all for now... till than


Sunday, May 16, 2010

An Outing/Photography Competition


Sometime in April, mom's friend pass to the lil sis a photography competition form & the theme was - lake, flowers & (i can't remember the last one). Anyway the dateline for the competition is end of this month.

So eventhough, i was heavily pregnant @ that moment, i still went out with her to the Orchid park & Lake Garden. This time the outing was a bit tough for me, coz baby was getting heavier, so i kinda get tired quite easily, can't walk as much as before.

Anyway, the lil sis came to fetch me @ home at about 9.30am. Decided to head to McDonalds nearby my place to get the breakfast meal. So i got myself the pancakes... sis didn''t want anything, coz she pack for herself egg sandwich.

By the time we left McD, it was 10am... drop by King's Confectionery for a while to get some pastries, in case we were hungry later on.

By the time we reached the Orchid park it was already 10.30am. Park the car over at the KL Bird Park (since the Orchid Garden is just directly opposite the bird park). Cross the road, and head straight to the counter, where we paid RM 1 for the entry... and started shooting.

It was my 1st time being there, but the sis has been there for her college assignment before.. so she knows the place quite well. After some snapping of pictures and exploring, we found this one place near the hibiscus garden, where they had this orchids, that were hanging (they were more like creepers) from the veranda. So sis and i decided to snap some pictures.. coz it looks like the orchids were floating in mid air.

And since there were many request from friends out there, on how i look like now with my belly protruding, decided to ask the sis to snap some. My legs were totally exhausted and i had to seat occasionally to get my energy back.

Next stop, we went to a section where all the Orchid Plant vendors were station, i was so tempted to purchase some, but decided not too. Coz i bought one a year ago... didn't know how to manage it, and the plant end up dying... so no excuse. By the time we left the place it was already 12.30pm.

Walk back to our car, stayed in the air con to cool us down... ate some chicken pie, that was purchased earlier... rest for about 10 minutes, than headed to Lake Gardens. Before that, we stopped over at this road side vendor near the National Mosque, and decided to grab some fried nuggets and more mineral water, since we were running out of water.

Reached the lake gardens at around 1 something. Drove right in it, and took a stroll and started scouting for nice scenery's. Decided to go to certain sections in the park, since i did go there a year ago during the Flower Fest. Notice one part of the garden where they have this huge trees with umbrella like branches & leaves... and decided to take some snap shot of it. Sis and i even explored the timer on our SLR and took some portrait pictures of ourselves (as you have notice on our FB).

Next stop, was the lake itself, b'coz they have this bridge.. that has an old english look. Sadly, there were no swans swimming @ that moment, and the sky wasn't blue enough to make the photos more dramatic. After an hour, i decided to call it a day, and the sis and i walked back to the car. Rest as per normal, headed to Uma Rani for lunch - had banana leaf rice... *nyum *nyum...

I didn't take any pictures of the food i ate, due to the fact that i'm un-able to upload photos from my mobile.... (need to figure out soon)... so the above was taken from Google Image.

Anyway, by the time i reach home it was almost 3.30pm... took a cold shower, ablution, prayed and took a nap.

So now, it's been weeks since the sis uploaded the pictures on her external drive. Did some minor editing here and there, since the competition rules & regulations are quite strict. The sis is putting me in charge of the editing, since she's to busy with her college assignments. So gonna work on that this week... since there's only 2 weeks left before the closing date, and we have to produce both soft & hard copy... so pray that everything's gonna turn out right. Insyallah...

Till than... Salam.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Multi-tasking or Easily Distracted


I guess when you have time in your hands, you tend to do things that you don't normally do on days that your busy. Well, since i've been home most of the time, and the blogger bug has strike me again, i try my best to blog as frequently as i can. I even find myself checking both my Yahoo Mail & Gmail, FB and Twitter almost every other day, except for weekends. That's when the hubby occupies the computer or we're out for some grocery shopping with the mother-in-law or visiting relatives.

Anyway, i'm suppose to work on my take-home test right now... which is actually pretty easy, since it's just a general thing, on what we expect from this subject or i can also write on what i have learned in the first class.

Anyway, i've started it mid-way... still thinking on how to expand it even more, though the lecturer only requested for a one page answer. ^_^.... yet i'm straying away blogging about it, trying to find Bubur Cha Cha recipe, coz i'm craving for it. And now that i've found it, hopefully i'm able to try it out this weekend.

By the way i realize that the lil one always squirms around whenever i start smelling any food. Coz he just did, while my mom-in-law cooks Maggie Mee. I guess, i'll be having that for lunch. ^_^.... till than...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Profile Names for Facebook


Just want to let out some disappointment over here. I don't get it why people don't use their original names as their profile name. I've been trying to trace back some friends that i used to know and hang out with during my schooling days, and i'm so glad that they used their original names instead of some funny nicknames.

At least i'm able to add this people back into my network, and i'm able to communicate with them after so long. I hope those out there who has been using anonymous names, please change it back to your original name... you never know who might be looking for you... after all the decision is in your hands, whether you want to accept this people or not as your friends. True?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day


This year mother's day was pretty normal... didn't do anything special, had breakfast with the hubby at home and than went to market as per-normal with Mama. Before that, we had to dropped her of at our nearest supermarket, while i head on to AVON. They had this special promotion on certain items specially for Mother's Day. So i purchased a perfume for Mama and a pearl necklace for Mummy.

We went out for a simple dinner at this place called Cardini, they served the best Halal Chinese Food... which could hardly be found around KL, and they're located at the Selayang Market. The family ordered rice and dishes, while i resulted to eating 'Kung Fu Chou - Ying Yong style'... the mouth just can't seem to eat any rice, since i had rice earlier for lunch.

So after dinner, we head back home to sent Mama, Koko and Farhana, since our next destination was Popo's house. Quickly took the mangoes and the blueberry cheese tart (made by Anwar's wife) and head straight to Popo's house.

Everyone was at home except for Papa, coz he went to Beijing for a 1 week holiday. Gave mom the necklace, which coincidentally she had the same colour, but somehow the colour is fading, so it was just perfect. Chat with Popo and mum, did some editing on some pictures that Amanda and i took when we went to the Orchid Park (for competition purposes), and left at about 11.30pm. So that's how i spend my Mother's Day. ^_^

Friday, May 7, 2010

Heaven is under our Mother's Feet


Ever wondered why the Hindu's use to bow and tap their hands on their mother's feet, coz of the above title... well anyway my intention to write this blog is not as a dedication to my Mum and mother-in-law for Mother's Day, but more for what had happen last Sunday.

You see, there's this story in the Sunnah of the Prophet (p.b.u.h), where this Sahabat (companion) asked him:-

Companion: Who do i take care first?
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w): Your Mother
Companion: Who do i take care after that?
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w): Your Mother
Companion: Who do i take care after that?
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w): Your Mother

So, moral of the story is our mom's are really important in our lives. Now next i need space to express what ever has been boiling in my heart.

If i had the chance, i would really, really love to express this to Aunty M. To tell her how important it is to take care of your mum, and whatever hurtful things she said to Aunt P, just wasn't right at that time, no matter how angry you were at her. There will always be misunderstanding, if you don't find the time to resolve it and make it clear.

So here it is:-

Aunt M, what you are currently doing with nanny is a really noble and humble thing. Not many people out there are willing to sacrifice their time, sweat and money to be able to take their time to take care of their aging mother. You might find that it is tough doing all this, but she is after all your mother, the one who bore you for 9 months and took care of you through out your life.

There might be other siblings around that are suppose to divide their responsibility with you, but they have other priorities too, it's just so happen that your a housewife and your able to have the time to take care of her. What your doing right now is directly contributing to the deeds that your bringing in the here after later on. But after hearing you expressing yourself through your anger, i realize that you were not taking care of nanny sincerely. I mean, your basically pointing fingers at your sisters and claiming that they were the ones that didn't bother to take her in and all.

Like HELLO, (i'm backing my mum up) my mum is un-able to take her in, for the fact that my parents are staying with my Popo (Dad's mum) and it's her house. Do you think, she would like to see her mum that way? I'm sure my mum would want to take care of her no matter what. But she's also working, it'll be another 5 years more, before she retires. Plus, with Popo's condition now, after recovering from a stomach ulcer, even she is in the same condition as nanny is. Alhamdullilah, my dad, sis and his brother were able to contribute, to hire a maid, so that she would not be alone at home, when my parents are at work and when my siblings have schools and classes.

The other thing, you have to always remind yourself, is the way Aunt P and Uncle C always contribute to the family after grandpa past away. The only money that was channeling in to the family was grandpa's pension, and it wasn't sufficient, and did you not forget, that Aunt P's pay was only RM300, and yet she still try to help the family. Where is your sense of gratitude, after all this years. Pointing fingers at her claiming that Aunt P was after Nanny's EPF and all. If you don't know the real story don't mention it, and why of all things, do you need to say that she's jealous of you now, now that you owned a house, car and everything that you own.

I'm just sad for the fact that, there is never an understanding in this family. The way you guys talk rudely at each other, doesn't reflect the way you are as a believer. Exerting your anger is not one of the qualities that God will like to see. At the end of the day, it is your actions that are counted. Now that everything looks so negative, there won't be any chance that either of the siblings would come over to your place to see nanny, due to your disrespect fullness towards them who are more elder than you. For the record, you have no rights to stop anyone from visiting their own mother or grandmother. We never know when God will decide to take her away... so why don't you just be more considerate with our feelings.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Belated Birthday Dinner at Chilis


Due to the fact that my hubby couldn't bring me out for dinner on my birthday, he decided to bring me out last night to Chilis. After a long hiatus, of not being there, coz hubby is so concern with the preparation of food, since the place is called Chilis Grill & Bar. Yup... it's all about the 'halal'....

Anyway, he gave in by taking in consideration that i've been wanting to eat there. I miss they're triple play especially, where they have the Southwestern Eggrolls.

Left the house at about 8.45pm and arrived in BSC at about 9.15pm. We ordered the food and drinks, and waited for close to 10 minutes for the food to arrive. All the while my lil son is dancing inside of me... sometimes i wonder what is he up to.

Didn't have any camera with me, so im grabbing all this pictures from the website ^_^

Our Appetiser


Our Main Course is Monterey Chicken:-

It was a decent dinner, just enough for both of us. By the time we're done, we're both so full and since we only finished our dinner after 10pm, we weren't able to do any grocery shopping in Cold Storage. So we headed home....

Conclusion, it was a nice decent dinner... and thanks to the hubby for giving me such a nice treat... ^_^

Monday, May 3, 2010

What Happen on my Birthday

Assalamualaikum to all.....

The wishes started puring in after the clock stroked 12am... and it continued on till the next morning. Hubby went out for a supper cum meet up with one of his down line and only came back at 1am... that is when i hear him wishing me "Happy Birthday Darling"...

Anyway, that is not the main story of this blog. My mum, auntie Phena, sis, bro, hubby and i decided to go visit nanny (mom's mum)... she's currently staying with my Aunt and her family somewhere in Cheras. We've been trying to contact them for the past few months, but the phone is either directed to the voice mail or her house phone is out of service, which didn't make sense. So we just decided to try our luck and headed to her home.

Alhamdullilah, we manage to find the place with the help of Google Map and hubby's good road directions. Once, we reach... we were not greeted in a very well mannered way. The auntie came out from her house and first thing she said was:

Aunty M: Why are you all here? Why you all didn't give me a call and say you are coming? I'm supposed to go out now!!!"
Aunty P: We've tried calling you, but have you ever picked up your phone?

A whole fighting match went on.. when she is inside her compound, and we are waiting outside of her house under the hot sun... than she threatened to not let us in... just b'coz of the argument and it is her house. (Does it make sense that you greet your own relatives like that, even though you have misunderstanding's in the past? Was it wrong for us to come and meet our loved ones, knowing that she's growing old every day?)

Anyway, she allowed us in, but with a time limit of just 20 minutes. We went in, and saw my nanny sitting on her bed in a dark room. She was wearing a t-shirt with shorts, with the portable toilet right next to her, and a corner with all the idols and pictures of Jesus and Mother Mary. I sat right next to her and quickly gave her a hug... everybody was in the room by than, but the argument wasn't over between the aunties.

They began slandering each other, and the next thing i knew, i got emotional and started tearing, even my sis and my mother. Our intention was to come and see her, and not to start a heated argument, which is purely unnecessary. One argument let to another, soon a whole piece of the past is brought back out again. My aunt whose house belongs to her, began to be aggressive physically and started heating Aunty P. Mum had to be the one in between to stop the whole chaos. Lil bro even try to mediate between the both aunties.

All the while, the hubby was outside at the living room, he decided to call me out of the room, since he doesn't want me to be stuck in the situation, with me being pregnant and all. I waited outside with him, the next thing, my Aunt M comes to me, and says:-

Aunty M: I'm sorry you have to see all this, you are not at fault.. but this people hasn't been coming to visit their mother... bla...bla... bla...
Me: I just want to be clear, that we've all been trying to call you to inform that we would like to come over and visit nanny, but your handphone either goes to a voice mail or your house phone is no longer out of service. I've even messaged your daughter to enquire, but she didn't even replied me.
Aunty M: I know, and i'm sorry i never return your call, about my daughter she had been having her exams, so i've banned her from using the computer.
Me: But i've seen her online many times...
Aunty M: Only lately, i've allowed her back on the computer, even i myself don't have the time to check my mail.

(Truth is, whether she's telling the truth or making up a story is another issue, Allahualam.../ and do realise that she could actually change her attitude in mere seconds.)

She went back in and started shouting again... telling the others in the room to get out and let me in to see nanny. They didn't bothered, so i just went in and talk to her for a while. Telling her that i'm 8 months pregnant, and i'm due in June 17th.

After 5 minutes, we all gave her a hug and told her to take care of herself. I promised her, that i'll try to come and visit her again, after a few months baby is born, so she can see her great-grandson. We all left the house with a somber heart. Mum and aunt P was tearing, coz they couldn't bear the fact that their sister just treated them that way.

We than decided to have lunch in PJ, before sending Aunt Phena back home. Before that we went to visit my Uncle, chit chat for a while, since i didn't see him since my wedding reception last year. We headed back home, and only reached home at about 4.15pm. Took a cold shower, did my obligatory prayer, fold all the clothes and took an hour nap. The hubby had to go to his customers place and do a data transfer... so we didn't manage to go out and celebrate my birthday. Mama cook a simple dinner for us, since she was tired herself, running up and down from Koko's house to our house...

Since mum bought a 3 piece cake for my birthday... i decided to cut it and share it between the 4 of us includin the lil niece who has been staying over at our house for the past few nights, since her new baby sister arrived.