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Macam-macam...

I was in the bank. Just as I was filling a form, a lady in early 30s approached me. I had a quick glance at her.She was wearing baju kurung with a scarf not properly tied and a pair of worn out slippers.

           "Kak nak minta tolong sikit boleh ?"
           " Nak minta tolong apa ?"
           " Saya ni nak minta 10 ringgit ."
           Before I could answer, she continued..
           "Kalau tak dak 10 ringgit, 2 ringgit pun tak pa.."
           I looked at her and said...
           " Mai dari mana ni ? "
           " Saya mai dari hospital, tiba2 tengok duit tak dak".
           "Mai dari hospital?  Jauhnya jalan  mai bank sini cari apa? "
           Then she was quiet ... I was quiet too.I know she was lying. paling pantang orang bohong..
           All of a sudden another lady came to the scene. She whispered to me..
           " Kak jangan bagi, dia ni rata2 dok minta duit kat orang...bu…

Bestnya di Telok Kachang....

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Today my good friend ( classmate in primary school ) jemput makan kenduri kawin anak dia.It was in Telok Kachang.My kampung dulu. Best tak terkata jumpa kawan2 yang lama berpuluh tahun tak jumpa.

              Yang tak kenal kita pun ada.
              " Rumah aku belakang umah hang dulu." La jenoh dok explain pula..
               Last2 lepas dok terkebil2 biji mata  baru lah...
              " Nah ka ni ? ha aku ingat dah.Sorry muka hangpa jadi belain " Pulak ...
              Then salam orang tu salam orang ni, yang bestnya bila nak balik orang dapat kotak kecik, my sister and I dapat special bag yang di dalamnya ada benda2 lain... Thanx Ein..

                                    My sister in law.She's married to my second brother..

     Balik kenduri terus pi umah my auntie. Tengok2 persiapan terakhir sebelum kenduri lusa 25th January.Her inlaws dah mula sampai. So kerana kerja pun tak ada nak buat, kami ambik gambag la..

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Siap..!

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At last kerja hias bekas hantaran pun siap. Jenoh juga pasting  a flower here, tying a ribbon there,tediousnya bukan main, kalau orang punya memang tak sanggup, tapi anak sendiri apa nak kata.
      Sometimes tengah buat, tiba2 pening. Berhenti sat, lega buat balik.Then masuk dapor, masak masak masak. Then buat balik benda ni..Only two days.Dah siap.Actually bukan rumit sangat pun.Masa yang mula tu saja yang went tru trial and error. Bila sampai ke dua and seterusnya dah terror..he he.

      What left now is to go about the clothing. Dah shop for the materials at Gulatis Alor Star. Now I only need to draw the pattern and send to the tailor.

      Untung sikit anak lelaki, kalau girl then lagi banyak benda kena siap. Tempat akad nikahnya, dengan alas duduk dan latar belakangnya .Then kena siap macam satu platform untuk duduk bergambar selepas selesai nikahnya.

      Tapi anak lelaki hanya perlu pelamin and hiaskan meja untuk makan beradab saja ,then the guests which I will atten…

You Me..

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When I look at this photo of me holding Famila ( she wasnt even 2 years old then,) all the joy of being a mother came back.  Sophia Loren said." When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.A mother always has to think twice , once for herself and once for her child."
         My happiness has been secondary ever since. 
        I remember borrowing a pupil's bicycle during a free doubleperiods  to speed home to breastfeed her. Meredah batas bendang sebelum sampai ke rumah ikut short cut.Then cycled back to school like a thief who was being chased by the police.  phuuuh..       .She has done the same for little Sara.Except that she has to be really careful on the busy street of Kuala Lumpur just to get really fast to reach Sara. I guess the challenge is greater on her because she could hear her baby crying for 'susu mama'.. on the telephone..!!
        The challenge of breastfeeding..really tested your patience at times..


        I was al…

Some men are really strange..!

I just posted on "Strange things you didnt likely know " yesterday and today I came to see something really strange when I was brisk walking along the jogging track...
      A man in his late 30s, was standing near a big tree along the track.A plastic bag hanged loose on his waist.When I passed by, it was quite strange to see he was standing facing the tree with his back on me.He just stood there like a statue holding a hammer in his hand.

      I continued walking.When I was about 10 meters away from him,he started nailing on the tree.I thought he wanted to put up a notice or something.When I turned back for my second round again he stood macam patung cendana.macam batu.I did catch a glimpse of what he did.Nails were all over the stem of the tree !

     He just knocked the nails into the trunk.Very strange indeed. Ish the next thing came into my head.This man is crazy...Then baru rasa takut..Bila I lepas saja, he started again knocking ...

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Something from the heart...

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Preparation for my son's wedding goes on. Today I have finished sewing the souvenirs for the guests on the bride's side.During Famila's wedding I sew tiny bags with embroideries on them. So this time I did pin cushions pulak. Demam pula dah 3 days  so..stop sat..




          I regard them as very special because each and every piece is hand sewn. Draw on the satin materials then straightaway jahit. Each one is exclusive because each one is different from the other..and on top of that each piece is sewn using DMC thread..

         And at the bottom of each piece I stitched my son's name and his bride to be :Imi Rean..

         Below are some of my favourites...I hope the rombongan from Seri Andalas will love this gifts from the mother of the bridegroom in Indera Kayangan..















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Permataku yang hilang...

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Awan di langit hitam pekat
        Berarak berhambat..
        Daun nyiur meliuk laju
        Saya di muka pintu memandang dengan hati berbuku.

        Titik hujan mula turun
        Di laman rumah saya air kolam mula beralun..
        Ikan di perut kolam berlumba berduyun
        Di bawah pasu2 mereka berhimpun..

        Burung2 di dahan bambu menciap terbang,
        Orkid yang bergantungan turut melenggang..
        Ayam saya di reban mula berketuk panjang..
        Masing2 gundah dengan hujan yang datang

        Saya melihat pergerakan awan,
        Saya amati riaknya bergumpalan..
        Dari dadanya air membuak beruntaian
        Basah jua bumi di mandi di siram..

        Tiba-tiba hati merintih sayu..
        Dalam deruan hujan saya sunyi dan beku
        Kelopak mata saya seperti awan hitam itu 

        Meratapi satu pemergian
        Permataku yang sudah hilang.....

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Bawang Putih Bawang Merah...

They were twins.At first glance anybody would know it.They looked the same pysically too. Both tall, slim, beautiful with sharp features, dark thick hair.Beautiful is just the word for them..
          One day I was teaching about some grammar on the topic prepositions. I called a volunteer to show some actions. The elder sister by 5 minutes Laila Nasuha came to the front.
Her twin looked on.
          " Stand beside me " the girl stood beside me.
          " Stand behind me " and she did the action..and so on and so forth..
          I took off the ring from my finger and put it on the table and said..
          "The ring is on the table " The class repeated after me..
           I put the ring in my bag...Then said..
           "The ring is in my bag now.."
          The drill went on and on..until I was satisfied that everyone understood.

         Then it came to written exercises . The whole class started to write in the blanks on t…

Another hobby...

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Besides singing, gardening and  sewing, I have one more hobby yang I can consider another favourite of mine. I suka simpan botol shampoo yang I dapat dari hotel2 yang I menginap. So check in saja , the first thing I do is heading into the bathroom, to get the shampoo bottle or conditioner in there. Dapat ja terus masuk bag.Would be very happy bila masuk saja and nampak botol2 tu.

     To make it more meriah, I would add in perfume bottles too.Perfume bottles are so beautiful, and of course the good smell of the perfume is still there..sedap..Dengan bottles yang multicolours , they look so beautiful,green blue, yellow. red...cantiknya..of course with the shampoo content still penoh..



                I arrange them nicely in one special place. Almari kaca ni I letak di living room.So buka saja almari tu the sweet and nice smell fly out ..fill in the space.Its almost full now..And I am still hunting for them.Recently my friend gave me another 5 perfume bottles..Rasa macam dapat ema…

I miss u ngah...and your beauty tips..

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I am cleaning and sorting up my store in the house when I found small old photos of my late aunt. In my earlier post if u can recall back , I have some memories with her. I owe so much to this aunt. She has lots of beauty tips that I still hang on till now.
    I wanted to scan the pictures but they were so blur.not good.

    It was a great loss to me when she passed away.We were so close. I would go to her if I need some advice on this girl thing like what to take if I have menstrual cramp, what to take to have this black long healthy hair..she has all the remedies to all my inquiries..
     When I was a teenager I was given a big note book by a classmate on my birthday..I used the book to jot down all the tips my aunt told me. It was full now with some cuttings from magazines too.Through trial and error I learn which cream is good and which is not suitable on my skin.
     I learned that moisturiser is very important especially to a person with dry skin like me.And I learned too…

New Year in Cameron..

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        Almost the whole of December I've spent time sewing and doing some preparations for my son's wedding in early March.So much so my eyes were getting blur and red. Suddenly I just wanted to get away from it all. without a second thought , there I was suddenly in Cameron. ..




         Mostly all hotels were full. Since I did not make an earlier reservations..tak sangka pun nak pi..tiba2 ja teringin..
         Lastly dapat juga Star Regency. Room -rate RM 300. Tak puas hati because, the smell of the room was not so pleasant. The night during the steamboat dinner Faten complaint about the vege not well cleaned. And true enough ada siput kecik atas sayur..nasib baik tak sempat makan..Nasib baik juga ada some patience left in me..kalau tidak..




                                      A giant replica of a strawberry welcomed us...


                                        Scenery outside our hotel window..There are 3 main towns in Cameron, Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchan…