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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What I did on Toos-day

Sangat seronok bersuka ria di Pin Junction, Cineleisure yesterday. Yeah!Gambar dengan bola bowling and menunjukkan nombor tiga tu, bukan sebab tak tahu nak tunjuk simbol peace, tapi menggayakan 3 Strikes yang telah diperolehi dengan bola ajaib tersebut! hihihihi I didn't win the best kegler (Male or Female) nor did I win the Top Three Teams (Best, dapat cookies from Famous Amous yang dibeli oleh Adeeb dan diribenkan oleh Linda and your truly) But, if you look at the final scoring, I was the third ranking among the Female keglers. :) *Bangga, thank you, bola ajaib*

We were mingling and networking whilst also saying our Good-byes to some of our collegues that were leaving the division.  It doesn't mean that we were happy to see them go. Far from it, actually. This time around, we were letting Kak Zura, Kak Ween, Ida, Kak Ros and Yoges go. Not that they were leaving the company or anything like that. Just to a new division, but I am sure we will be meeting again, in personal as well as professional avenues. (Tu yang takut tu, nak audit Otai Audit... Ada brani, ka? hihihihihi) 

For me, personally, I would definitely feel the void that is left by Kak Ween, Kak Zura and Ida. They have been more than just colleagues, they are people that I classify as friends. It is a known fact that the turnover in this division is pretty high. On average, people would leave after a period of 2 years. But, Kak Ween and Kak Zura were among the leaders in our division, our very own General Managers. Wah!!! Akan terasalah kehilangan pedoman, mentor, kakak dan kawan yang sangat excellent!!!  Ida has been a friend eversince I first joined the company. We were in the same Management Trainee intake. So, she was one of the familiar faces that greeted me when I first joined the division. Always a good friend, I know that I will miss her and her quiet confidence. Orang lama Audit, she really knows her stuff very well. Jangan nak kencing la hal-hal Marketing and TSSB ni.. Babe, you know where to find us to update any interesting patches.. hihihihihi.. And, there's always breakfast , doll!!! 

-dillz blogging out-

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mahsuri

Went to the Mahsuri play last night with these lovely ladies - Mom, ZZ, Mak Anjang, Mak Teh, TiLong Anis and Urfiah. Nazz also came with ZZ. It was kind of our Mother's Day outing sambil-sambil appreciating the local arts and culture.  

The casts were pretty well-known with Vanida Imran taking the lead as the title role. Her Wan Darus was this guy from a reality TV program, Arja Lee - he has such a heavenly voice... My favourites were Shabera Shaik as the evil villain Mahura and how can you not just love Azizah Mahzan (of SpaQ!) as the busy-body Andartu. But, most of all, our friend, Adriana Mohd Badri was part of the chorus as the orang kampung called Intan. (She even has a name!) You won't miss her coz she has a big yellow flower on her hair all the time! hihihihihihihihi.. Great job, Rina.. So proud of you!!!!!

Bumped into many familiar faces, popular and not-so-popular. Will be uploading the pose we had with the casts (even got autographs - jangan jeles..) and our rubbing shoulders with the local celebs when I am done ciloking it from those with proper camera. (Sheesh, I really need a compact camera soon) 

Whilst waiting, do feast on the papparazzi picture of the tubby Mr. Ghazari Amri Sanusi with Puan Laila. Man, have not seen him since ADP. hihihihihi...  

-dillz blogging out-

Monday, April 27, 2009

Patience My Love, Patience...

Had a long wait for a chance to devour a certain donut that opened up today. The Parking Ticket showed the wait time was 2 hours and 39 minutes. Not too shabby since the takeaway were 2 dozens of donuts - one dozen glazed and another assorted package, a free KK mug and a large iced Latte. 

To pass the time, I tweet-ed (thank you wi-fi at Papa John's), read some Alchemist, gossiped with fellow partner(s)-in-crime and memorized the menu brochure. At one point, I even had to take off my heels cause it was slowly killing me. The good people of KK even went round to offer us free hot glazed donuts and thanked us for waiting. 

The urban legend that buzzed in the line entailed a story of 6-sekawan who waited and slept over at the start of the line for the past 2 days. The bounty? The first one in line got a Gold medal and a year supply of KK donuts. (Entitled to one dozen of donuts per week for the rest of the year) Wow! But to have to sleep and eat and do-what-you-have-to-do in line with several 15-minute breaks in-between... I don't think so I could, lah. But, congrats la adik-adik, ya.. 

Excuse me for now. Nak makan donut. hihihihihi...  

-dillz blogging out-

Friday, April 24, 2009

Mari Cakap Bera

I love my Dad and his huge family. All my life, I have lived with their presence around me - Encik has 2 younger sisters, and 6 younger brothers. When he was young, much much younger, he lived in a flood resettlement program in Kampung Bohor Baru , daerah Bera, Pahang Darul Makmur. Just to put our kampung into perspective, if we were to go back to the kampung in this modern times, it would take about 45 minutes drive in the car along the one-lane biway from the town of Temerloh , Pahang. 

After successfully becoming an engineer in Lembaga Letrik Negara, at that time, and getting married to a hot-looking babe (my Ibu, that is) some of his siblings would come and live with him (and us) in Kuala Lumpur - not all at one time, lah! It was kind of a transit place for them before they moved on with their lives, getting a good job or getting married. On top of that, when we were younger, we used to make a trip back to our kampung nearly every week. 

In a way, we have been exposed to the dialect that Bera people would have from very early on. It's not a very pronounced dialect, in fact it is kinda low-key and not one that everybody is aware of. Unlike the famous Kelantanese, Johorian or even the 'Ganu kite dialect.   

My prowess on the Bera dialect, unfortunately, is very limited. Infact, we often use the phrases that we one time and time again, even when it has no relevance what so ever to the scenario. Some of the words that I know include;
Koi = I
Bed Plestitt = Plastic Bag
Popalleh! = Expression of Awe. (like Amboi! or Wow!)
Menteq = really fast / quick
Awok te = You ni... 

Anyways, I have a senior dorm-mate back in Sekolah Tun Fatimah who actually lived around 20 minutes from our kampung (she lives in Triang). She has written a post (2 posts , actually) on the Bera dialect which has left me in stiches. 

Please refer here for your first Lesson from the Master and here for the Second installment. 

This post is specially dedicated to my hubby and ma bitches - learn a thing or two, sisters... ;)

-dillz blogging out-  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DZ's Update 2

You may recall my posting about a dear friend, Dzuliana Md Sakan or DZ, whose family was involved in an unfortunate incident last 4th April 2008. I even published a post on her update the next week.
As we went right along getting on with our lives, DZ has been broadcasting sms-es about how her family has been doing from time to time. I am compelled to share the sms-es here as many of us out there would like to know how are they faring.
Received: 9 April 2009 9:24am
Salam. Khabar terbaru tasha: Dr azian pakar tulang kata kaki tasha so far ok kalau die x bnyk gerak n blh sembuh cepat. Pastu kalau dah ok n blh duduk maybe xperlu duk wad icu lg. Iskandar dah discj semalam.Dzuliana.
Received: 11 April 2009 3:43pm
Salam. Berkat doa dan semangat dari semua, alhamdulillah hari ini saya dah boleh discj. Tasha pula sudah ditukarkan ke wad biasa. terima kasih semua. Hanya Allah yang dpt membalasnya.
Received: 21 April 2009 5:38pm
Aslmkm semua. Kami yang dirumah mcm biasa aja. Tasha dah berlatih naik kerusi roda tapi tak lama. Kaki dia pun boleh bengkok sikit, jd senang sikit nurse nak pakaikan diaper. Dia masih mengerang juga kalau buat dressing, mesti sakit tu. Buat masa ni ingatan dia cuma sampai 3 apr. Masuk 4 apr dia lupa langsung, dia pun tak ingat naik kapal terbang dan kena langgar. In a way, it's a blessing buat masa ni at least dia tak tau that her Cikta has passed away. We all pun berhati2 bila nak ckp dpn dia.
For those of you wanting to visit, Tasha is now in Ward P5, Level 3, Tower Timur, PPUM.
Alhamdulillah, DZ. Things are looking great for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly. Stay strong as your kids would be needing it, dear friend. And Azmarin, great job bro... :)
-dillz blogging out-

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not A-very-CUTE Tonsilitis

I was diagnosed with acute tonsilitis last weekend. Not a-cute as in adorable tonsilitis but in this case, acute refers to a rapid onset and/or a short course.
From wikipedia, the
"Symptoms of tonsillitis include a severe sore throat (which may be experienced as referred pain to the ears), painful/difficult swallowing, crouch coughing, headache, fever and chills. Tonsillitis is characterized by signs of red, swollen tonsils which may have a purulent exudative coating of white patches (i.e. pus). There may be enlarged and tender neck cervical lymph nodes."

Okay, I definitely have the severe sore throat - it makes it hard and painful to swollow my food and drinks. The headache makes a cameo once in a while and I have just recovered from the fever and chills.

Picture from : wikipedia


Thank God there's no pus on mine, kalau tak.. Eeeuuuuuu...

Anyhoots, I was prescribed the following by the good doctor:
1. Antibiotics : 8X CURAM 625mg tablet
2. For the swelling: 10 X Papase 150mg tablet
3. Gargling fluid
4. Paracetamol (for the fever)

Mom, on the other hand, prescribed me:
1. Air asam jawa, mixed with gula batu. Disejukkan sebentar and diminum beserta selawat.

Am on all the above course and I think the swelling has reduced somewhat. I still hurts when I try to swollow but at least it is manageable. The only thing is sometimes I don't feel like talking coz malas nak handle the pain. Makes me choose my conversations, somewhat. (Boleh?) Hmm.....

-dillz blogging out-

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lil E's coming to town!

** Last Update @8:00am 20th April 2009

The whole troop went visiting Lil E last Saturday to be formally introduced. He was peacefully sleeping, oblivious of the hoo-ha that was going around him. A true trait of the Zaghlol clan, maklumlah, Kami ni bising...

Kids were so happy to see Eusoff and we brought him that little tiger to accompany him. We also had some ice-cream before going home.

Both Mrs E and Lil E has been discharged yesterday, so, come over to Pondok Azlul if you wanna visit.

Muah muah, kiddo. Mak Ngah will see you soon.. :*

** Update @12:30am 18th April 2009

Venue: Room D301, Pantai Medical Centre
Mrs E was looking very hyper when I saw her just now. She was yakking and yakking and yakking away just like any ordinary Friday night. So chirpy and happy and well! Didn't look one bit like she had just delivered a 3.3kg baby boy just 3 hours ago. hihihihihihi Must have been the lack of pain reliever and all that adrenaline from the labour. Hmmmm.. Maybe it is a good idea to go au naturel the next time I have a baby, eh? (*Simpan idea ini dalam kocek untuk delivery yang ke-4*)

Those are the latest pictures of Lil E in my possession. He was just wheeled in from the nursery and everyone was snapping their cameras/phones just as the aide left. Glamour, you.. Ala-ala Suri Cruise, gitu... hihihihihihi As soon as the faze fizzled a little bit, I picked him up for our first self-potrait together.
Eeh.. Ada pulak Munz kat situ.. (Jangan marah, Shik..) Don't you just LOVE the smell of newborns? It makes you wanna have one yourself... *I think it must be the SebaMed*
Mak Ngah and Ayah Ngah had to leave soon after though, dearest Eusoff. We'll bring your batallion of cousins to see you tomorrow, okay? We love you, baby boy... Sleep well... Sampai ketemu esok, ya.. *Must remember to make a video tomorrow, nak lawan Kira*
**Update @6:30pm 17th April 2009
He's finally here... At 5:23pm (MST), weighing in at 3.3kg.

Presenting baby Eusoff bin Mohd Eskandarian Mirza. And that's my strong not-so-little-anymore sister who didn't have an ounce of pain reliever in her to bring baby Eusoff into this world! So proud of you Mama Ewa... You are stronger than most of us!!! hihihihihi..

Good job, hunny. The biggest congratulations to Mr and Mrs E on their bundle of joy, Lil E.

Check out Kira's blog for a video of the little munchkin. BTW, don't you think he looks a little like Khaleeda when she was born? --->
I am going to visit Mrs E after I am done with work. Will be meeting up the hubster there.
Will only bring the troops tomorrow morning to say hello to their newest cousin.. Word has it that this little one has ONE dimple. I just can't wait!!

**Updated @2pm 17th April 2009

Snuck into the delivery suite to peep and see how Mrs E is doing. As evident in the picture below the allowed persons (i.e. Mother, husband and mother-in-law) were present to give Mrs E the support that she needs. Mr E was holding her hands throughout her contractions that came very frequently. I felt rather helpless not being able to do much whilst watching her enduring the pain. She is so strong, she is refusing any types of pain relief even when I left her just now.

Not in the picture though, as she is not supposed to be there, was Kira who also acted as the media person. She was busy taking pictures and setting up the web-cam for Ema who is sleeping over with Shikin (The S- of SLIMRED) and other SLIMRED-ers in Malaysia. She'll be my contact person as and when lil E pops out. So, back in the office for now.

Remember to breathe, dearest sister. You are doing so well.. In... and Out.... In.... and Out... It wouldn't be too long now..

(Laa ila ha illa anta, Subha naka inni kuntu minazzolimin.. Ya Allah, permudahkanlah labour adinda kami, Azlul Wadzihah..)

**Original post @ 9.00am, 17th April 2008

Meet Mr E and Mrs E.

This is Lil E last December.

Mrs E broke her waterbag early this morning. She has been taken to Pantai Medical Centre by Mr E, mommy dearest and Kira. We are anticipating Lil E's entrance into the world. Best of luck, sis. Our prayers are with you and we'll be rooting for you.. I know SLIMRED-ers will be doing the same too. *Kalau dapat, I'll even try to sneak into the delivery suite*

-dillz blogging out-

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pening-Pening Lalat

I was finally catching the fever that was sweeping our household. First was Khadra and Bibik, Later came Khaleeda and Khaleeq. Yesterday, I was feeling slightly woozy, body was shaking and trembling and I swear I could feel that my temperature was rising.. The timing could not have been worse since I am on an assignment that is nearing its deadline. So much more to be done and we only have the remaining of this week to finish it all up. So, getting an MC for the next day was out of the question. I kept at it till 8:30pm last night until I could not concentrate any longer. Went home, made me a cheese toast and gobbled up some paracetamols and Vitamin C. Changed into my PJs, wore my hoody and socks. Picked Khaleeda up and went to bed at 9:30pm.

This morning, I took my time getting ready but obligingly I trotted off to work. Had my nasi lemak and gobbled up yet 2 more paracetamols and a Vitamin C pill. Feeling slightly better. Alhamdulillah.. Feeling good enough to go out to McDonalds for lunch and have my RM5.95 meal. hihihihi..

Insya Allah.. Will keep on thinking positive and hopefully I'll be better in no time at all..

-dillz blogging out-

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Girl Named Khaleeda

Hi, guys! My name is Khaleeda Mohd Azrul. My family calls me Deyda, Deeds, Adik and sometimes Pebbles. I am already 17 months old. I was born on the 7th of November 2007. This is a picture of me while we were on an all-girls' outing to the Disney-on-ice Princess Wishes in Bukit Jalil sometime last month. My mommy was too lazy to update her blog then, so nobody ever got to see me in my polka dotted skirt and my glimmering black top. I even had that really cute Minnie Mouse hairband on.. hihihihihi

In my spare time, I normally watch the idiot box. Whether it is the PlayHouse Disney Channel, Nick Jr or even the numerous VCDs and DVDs that are scattered all over my siblings' room. My personal favourites are Barney (No prizes for guessing this one) and Dora the Explorer and I just looove to groove to the music with Hi-5.

I can say a few words quite clearly now. You know.. The normal stuff for survival like; Hi, Bye, No, Two (just two, and not the other numbers yet), Tey (for t*t*k) and Shoo (for Susu). Other times, I just point or shout or knock or tap or cry. The crying does the trick most of the time...

I can also perform my solat. Well, almost.. Mengapa? Tak percaya ke? Have a look then..

video

(Semoga Khaleeda akan menjadi seorang anak yang solehah, beriman, bijak dan berguna. Aaminnn.. )

Unfortunately though, it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that I have not been very well this past day or so. I have been running pretty high temperatures that warrant the use of suppositories on two separate occasions. Yesterday , for example, after Bibik put in the rectal stuff into where it was supposed to go, I had to wait for Mommy and Daddy to come home from work and get me and Abang Khaleeq to the clinic. (He's having a fever too) On our way there, I vomitted onto mommy's top and her pants. Abang Khaleeq did not want to be left behind and vomitted onto my blanket and some even got on his carseat. (Yeah, gross, I know) I vomitted once again inside the clinic and the lady doctor recorded my temperature as 38.7C. She said that it was pretty high!

When I get sick, I don't like to be left alone. I get cranky and I want my mommy to cuddle me close all the time. She said that she had to stand and cuddle me while I sleep. She claimed that it wasn't until 3.30am that she could finally sit and put me down. That's what she said, I couldn't verify as I was already asleep by then.

Point is, I want to get better and I want to be able to sing and dance to Barney and Hi-5 very soon. Please pray that I do. In the meantime, I'll try to gobble the medications we got from the clinic yesterday.

Mommy says: I love you, Deeds.. Please get well soon.. Thank you, yang for staying with them when I can't... :(

-dillz blogging out-

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Counting Cash

I have always wondered why were some of my favourite bloggers , for example chicsinred, ayoi, Noresh, Hanis Zalikha, jebon, DNAS, MarlizaRadzi, TYI and Seri Langkat , displaying the "i serve nuffnang ads" badge such as the one you see here.

I have gathered for a while that there must be some benefits to it as I have upon several incidences come across postings that mention nuffnang in one way or another such as:

TYI outlining the other sweet pleasures that come out of blogging apart from;
"- earning easy money from Nuffnang
(alhamdulillah, I manage to cash out RMXXX every month and
earned RMX,XXX from writing advertorials this month!),
"

MarlizaRadzi also mentioned that she will be cashing out in this particular paragraph:
"Dear strangers and friends, yes you, the one who’s reading this pathetic entry of mine, I thank you from the bottom of my exhausted heart. It’s because of you I can finally cash out some moolah from my Nuffnang account! I love you all for that. Thanks for making today a better day. I’m going to cash out those humble RM and buy me something nice to mend my heart, not that it is possible. Sigh."

Tips number 11 from Hanis Zalikha's 14 Tips Menjadi Blogger Masyhur/Terkenal Seperti Saya
"11. Pendapatan(wang,duit,ringgit) dari blog.
Untuk menjana pendapatan dari blog, sila daftarkan diri dengan Nuffnang di www.nuffnang.com.my, dan jikalau trafik anda memberangsangkan, anda sudah boleh mula diberi advertorial iaitu membuat product reviews dan dijemput ke produk launch etc!"

So, I have finally jumped onto the nuffnang bandwagon about 2 weeks back. There are many cool stuff that I have become strangely obsessed to.

For example, there's the Analytics function that breaks down your blog view on per hourly basis. You could also opt for the week or the month view. There's also a breakdown according to the visitors' geolocation, keywords used and referrals to your blog. So, I now know that I have at least more than 3 readers out there and they are just being silent and not wanting to comment. That's all.. hihihihihi

The image on the left is the screen shot of my Earnings in my first week. First off, I never thought blogging could ever earn me any money, so it was quite a sweet surprise. It's not that I am earning hundreds of RM just yet.. But still, my immediate response was, "Awwwhhh.. So sweet la nuffnang.."Sapa la nak bagi I RM2.25 free-free, ye tak? hihihihihi I am also happy to report that my income has grown from RM2.25 to RM4.25. hihihihihi.. Best, kan? Who would have thought? Maybe, in the not to distant future, I would be earning RMXXX monthly and RMX,XXX for writing advertorials just like TYI.

Semoga rezeki akan bertambah, dan berlipat-lipat ganda lagi, Insya Allah.. Now, I need to count down another RM45.75 before I could finally cash out. Jangan la malu-malu click adverts tu.. hihihihihi.

-dillz blogging out-

i love you kakak! :)

my sister is too lazy to update her outdated posts so here i am, menyemakkan diri. :) 

para pembaca sekalian alam, buat bertendang lah ye. bimbang jangan! there are many interesting posts coming your way ;) 
hehe jangan marah kakakku tercinta! i lap you strongg!

your petty,
azlul no.7

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Famous Famiglia

Two of our family members can be found making news and in the news last month - Sorrylah, lambat update. Cerita almost basi. hihihihi But, not too basi actually coz a former office-mate asked me about this particular newspaper clipping yesterday during breakfast.

My 5th sister Ewa's claim to fame - Erti bahagia buat Salimah Utusan Malaysia Mega page 25 on one of the days sometime last month; or you can read it from the online newspaper link above. They got her name and age wrong, but it was definitely my very pregnant little sister there, looking all glowy and radiant.. :)
What gave her away was her (almost right) full-name. Azlul Wadzihah Zaghlol. Hmm.. tell me the truth. How many of you knows another Zaghlol who has a 20-something year old daughter? (I think there is 30-something year old Zaghlol running around doing his errands somewhere in KL, but I doubt he has a 20-something year old daughter) My dad's name kinda linked me to her. That's how my ex-office mate made the connection. *Duhh!*

This second story appeared in Golf Malaysia March 2009 edition (page 22). The boy in the orange t-shirt, blue pants and creme cap is none other than Master Kaliff Akhyar Wafi Nazrin - my very own nephew. He's Kalilah's first born and the story was about how he had gathered 80 autographs on his shirt and cap from players in the Maybank Malaysian Open 2009. He even got autographs from Danny Chia and Anthony Kim. On top of that, he has also collected gloves, 20 balls and caps. Pretty impressive, eh? Last I heard, they were gonna frame these prized possessions for him.

Sekian, Berita Nasional Basi Jam 6.

-dillz blogging out-

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

They're Back At It Again...

Remember my winning in the previous Stoodle Postcard Giveaway Contest ? Right, I submitted a few photos of my Gojira postcard and it was eternally etched in cyberspace via the official stoodle website as Stoodle Monster Menyerang Office Dilla! Check it out, y'all!


Pretty neat, right? Good news is, the stoodleteam is hosting yet another giveaway. Yes, this soon. They are a pretty generous lot. ;) This time they are giving out Stoodle-Sticks and Stoodle-Prints.

They are soo darn cute, don't you wish you could get one for yourself? Well, you can and it's Free-Of-Charge! Adakah teruja? Don't miss your chance this time and follow the instructions here. The deadline is early morning on the 16th April 2009 (MST). You'd better hurry up 'coz I've submitted mine already - along with my Jawa mandrem. (Ya, saya poyo dan berharap nak menang sekali lagi!)

-dillz blogging out-

Can You Tell Your God

Just came back from a quick round to ferry my kids from school *the perks of staying 5 minutes from the office, despite the infamous KL traffic jam* when this conversation took place:

Khadra: Mom, we need to be in school before 8am.
Mom: Yes, I know Khadra. You have your trip to the Zoo tomorrow.
Khadra: Can you come home early today so that we can sleep early.
(By early, she meant before the day gets dark)
Mom: Yes, Khadra.
Khadra: Can you tell your God, I mean, your Boss that?
Mom: Hmm.. I will..

Adakah God = Boss??

*Some deep reflecting needed right about now*

-dillz blogging out-

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

DZ's Update


I am a little overwhelmed by the response and hits that I got due to my previous post. Firstly , for those who were seeking news and reliable sources on the DZ's sister, Ms Dzulita Md Sakan; here's an extract from our HR division regarding her.

"Dengan dukacitanya dimaklumkan bahawa Cik Dzulita M Sakan (30 Tahun), Pengurus Business Support & Admin, Group Performance & Program Management Office (GPPMO), TM Ibu Pejabat telah kembali ke rahmatullah pada hari Sabtu 04-04-2009 kerana terlibat dalam satu kemalangan jalanraya di Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan berhampiran kawasan rehat Sungai Buloh.

Jenazah Allahyarhamah telah selamat dikebumikan di kampung halamannya di Kota Tinggi, Johor. Bagi yang ingin melawat keluarga Allahyarhamah Dzulita, bolehlah mengunjungi mereka di alamat 3374, Jalan Intan 6, Felda Lok Heng Barat, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor.

Untuk makluman, kemalangan tersebut turut melibatkan 5 anggota keluarga lain termasuk kakak beliau, Dzuliana M Sakan (bekas anggota TM), 2 orang anak Dzuliana, pembantu rumah dan rakan kepada adik beliau. Mereka semua kini sedang dirawat di Hospital Sungai Buloh dan Hospital Universiti, Kuala Lumpur.

Pemergian Allahyarhamah Dzulita merupakan kehilangan yang amat besar kepada TM khususnya kepada GPPMO. Beliau merupakan seorang warga TM yang sangat cemerlang dan penuh berdedikasi.

Sudilah bersama-sama kita menyedekahkan bacaan Surah Al-Fatihah kepada roh Allahyarhamah dan roh muslimin muslimat yang telah mendahului kita. Semoga didoakan rohnya bersemadi aman di alam barzah yang menanti.

AL-FATIHAH"

A small tahlil was conducted in her office on Monday morning and at the end of it, her VP spoke highly of her, how she has surpassed his expectations with her commitment, organizations skills and support that she has given to her department. How even in the her last days she was exhibiting who she really was - organizing the transport and logistics for her family members from the airport back home. His eyes were filled with tears when he said those words. It really showed how sincere he was and how adored Allahyarhamah was. We were also told that Allahyarhamah was also looking forward to her week long holiday , who would have thought that she would be taking a permanent leave of absence.

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We also got a link and pictures to the accident. It was posted by a good samaritan who came across the accident. Pictures courtesy of: burt

You can read more about his encounter here. Am really touched by his words and good samaritans all around. DZ related that she was helped by passersby who tried everything to get them out of the Naza Ria. Iskandar was sent to Hospital Sungai Buloh by a good samaritan. DZ's brother got to PPMU by flagging down a passing car. These acts rarely get any air-time. What we normally hear are stories of lost handphone, lost money , etc etc from the scene. So, bravo to all good samaritans, the unsung heroes.. So glad to see that the culture is still embedded within us..

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We went visiting Tasha at PPMU at lunch time yesterday and Alhamdulillah, she has completed the procedure on her legs to fit the brace. She is still in the Peadiatric ICU and it seems that she is into her recovery stage. As of now, she is being sedated to minimize her brain activities and to avoid shock should she realize the trauma she had gone through. Her dad was with her when we visited. Azmarin was looking well despite the commuting and he had spent the night before with his son Iskandar. Be strong, bro.. My heart really goes out to you..

On the evening, we went to visit DZ in Sungai Buloh. She is looking much better, talking incessantly about this and that.. :) She has her right leg nicely bandaged after the successful operation the day before. I really think the visits are really benefitting her.. She seems more upbeat, more positive.. Thing is, she still hasn't been eating that well.. Maybe, I'll have to bring some goodness of Gardenia Butterscotch and tempt her with it. Otherwise, she looks pretty good. Need to remember to bring some trashy magazine when I go see her next as well, to get her mind off things..
Update on their helper: she broke 5 ribs (3 on one side and 2 on the other) and also has possibly slipped her tulang belakang. Still a little traumatized.. I don't really know on the status of DZ's brother's fiance, though..
While with DZ, we were visited by Iskandar who came down with his grandpa to visit his mom. He looks fine now, more upbeat then before and as soon as he saw the toy we brought him, he was ready to bid good-bye to mommy. :) Iskandar is scheduled to meet the neurosurgeon today. (He loves small cars, so, think HotWheels and the lot if you come visit!)
-dillz blogging out-

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Red Alert: Prayers Needed..

DZ's Update series: | Red Alert:Prayers needed | DZ's Update | DZ's Update 2 |

An unfortunate accident has just happened to a dear friend of mine and her family. The person in question is Dzuliana Md Sakan, whom we fondly call DZ, my friend from STF, SPM Year 1992. (Block A, band girl)

(Disclaimer: This will be the encounter as I gathered it. The details maybe a little out, though.)

What had happened? DZ and her family lives in Jakarta and touched down around 10am Saturday morning at KLIA. Her sister, Dzulita Md Sakan, insisted to come and fetch their family from the airport. Two cars convoyed from the airport back to their house in Sungai Buloh. Car 1 - Naza Ria, driven by Dzuliati; co-driver : DZ's brother's fiance (The fiance), Second row passengers: Tasha - DZ's 7 year old daughter (right hand side), DZ & her 5 year old son Iskandar (left hand side) and third row passenger: The Bibik. Car 2- X-Trail, driven by DZ's husband ;Azmarin and co driver :DZ's brother.

They were driving along on NKVE and around the Subang Jaya interchange the X-Trail overtook the Naza Ria. Azmarin related that after he reached the Sungai Buloh interchange, he received a call from DZ that the Naza Ria was involved in an accident and he was to hurry back to the accident scene.

Fortunately / Unfortunately; DZ was awake and aware of the whole ordeal. She even saw the 20-tonne lorry coming from the other direction hitting the divider and flying towards their vehicle that was on the left-most lane. The lorry actually flew across 3 lanes of traffic to hit them on the driver's side. At the point of impact, DZ could only hold Iskandar very very close and tight , while fearing for their lives. She related that 3 of the passengers were unconcious, her sister, Dzulita who she suspected died on the scene, The fiance and her daughter Tasha. Good samaritans came over to break the windows as the doors were already jammed. Though hurt in the accident, the boy Iskandar was taken out first, followed by the Bibik and then, DZ. She told us that she remembered to recite the Syahadah by each one of the unconcious ones before she left the car.

By the time the first car arrived at the scene, they were extracting the unconcious ones from the car. The first ambulance carried Dzulita, Tasha and the fiance to PPMU and Azmarin followed suit. Iskandar was taken by a good samaritan to Hospital Sungai Buloh. The second ambulance took DZ and the bibik also to Hospital Sungai Buloh.

We (Mira, her hubby and mom; Lily and Amar) came over to Hospital Sungai Buloh this morning to give DZ some moral support. She broke her right leg and shattered her patela and was scheduled for an operation today. She was not in her best condition as she could still see the image of the lorry flying over to their car and still not over the demise of her sister. Even the morphine could not help her sleep. Iskandar is being treated in the peadiatric ward upstairs whereby he's suspected to have some concussion in his head. It was fortunate that Azmarin's family lives in Sugai Buloh and his sisters have been taking turns keeping Iskandar company. The bibik had some fractures on her ribs. The fiance broke her hand and has been concious since this morning. Tasha is still in ICU due to some clotting in her head and has been induced into a coma. Tasha and the fiance are still in PPMU.

Please say a prayer for DZ and her family; for their speedy recovery, for the strength to go though this trying times, for the resilience and courage for Azmarin to be everywhere at the same time.

To anyone who is in Hospital Sungai Buloh, please take good care of my dear friend DZ at Katil 14, Ward 5D and his son Iskandar at Katil 11, Ward 8C. Doctors in PPMU, please give lovely little Tasha who is in Peadiatrik 1, Tower Timur the extra attention and tender loving care as her mom is not able to be near her during this critical period.

There will be a tahlil conducted in Level 51, Menara TM for Allahyarhamah Dzulita at 8:15am tomorrow morning. Please recite Al-Fatihah for her.

-dillz blogging out-

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A'ah, Annoying.. Annoying!!

Kisah Benar.

It was about 3pm on a Monday afternoon when hubster and me went to sign some documents at the lawyer's office. We both hadn't had our lunch yet but decided that we should get this over and done with first. We were already waiting in the discussion room for about 5 minutes when a young lady entered with a stack of papers and a file. She rattled on and on at the speed of light in a high-pitched voice which was kinda trying at my patience. (Need I remind you that I haven't had my lunch just yet)

She asked if we have brought all the documents she has asked for. Loan statement? Loan documents with the lawyer? Cukai Tanah? Cukai Pintu? This, that and the other.
OK. We have the loan statement.
"Loan document tu apa?" , he asked.
"Loan document should reside with the purchaser. The duplicate, that is. The original will be with the bank. It would take longer if I ask from the bank. That's why I asked it from you. OK. Nevermind, I can ask from the bank. Tapi, lambatlah." she replied, complete with her rolling eyes *maybe I hallucinated this* and not to forget the fast-paced, high-pitched annoying voice.
Ruffles of paper. Ruffle.Ruffle.Ruffle.
OK. Next.
"Cukai tanah tu apa? Cukai pintu tu apa?", she asked.
"Cukai tanah tu, cukai tanah lah. Cukai pintu tu, cukai pintu lah.", came the reply. And I believe that the tone was also increasing.
Boleh jawab macam tu? That's it, man.
"You ni, annoying lah." said he.
The lady looked up. Stuttered a little. "Huh? A.. a.. annoying?"
"A'ah, Annoying.. Annoying!!" bersungguh-sungguh si perempuan mengiakan suaminya..
Siap kena lecture satu das.. Baru dia tone down sikit.. Angin satu badan... Eeeee... Marahnya!!!
OK, side track kejap. Mari belajar Bahasa Inggeris. From dictionary.com

an·noy (ə-noi') tr.v. an·noyed, an·noy·ing, an·noys
To cause slight irritation to (another) by troublesome, often repeated acts.
Archaic To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
These verbs mean to disturb or trouble a person, evoking moderate anger.

Right. At that point in time, the young lady has successfully irritated me slightly by her troublesome and repeated acts. The case in hand refers to her pitchy, fast-paced, mumbling yaks. To top it off she was also condescending and disrespectful. Equals to PLAIN ANNOYING. And, boleh tak jawab elok-elok sikit? Aku bukannya kerja buat loan document; menghadap cukai tanah, cukai pintu tah hapa-hapa ni, tiap-tiap hari..

The degree of IRK-ness can be further explored by the synonyms of annoy, also from dictionary.com as follows:

Annoy refers to mild disturbance caused by an act that tries one's patience: The sound of the printer annoyed me.
Irritate is somewhat stronger: I was irritated by their constant interruptions.
Bother implies imposition: In the end, his complaining just bothered the supervisor.
Irk connotes a wearisome quality: The city council's inactivity irked the community.
Vex applies to an act capable of arousing anger or perplexity: Hecklers in the crowd vexed the speaker.
Provoke implies strong and often deliberate incitement to anger: His behavior provoked me to reprimand the whole team.
Aggravate is a less formal equivalent: "Threats only served to aggravate people in such cases" (William Makepeace Thackeray).
Peeve, also somewhat informal, suggests a querulous, resentful response to a mild disturbance: Your flippant answers peeved me.
To rile is to upset and to stir up: It riled me to have to listen to such lies.

So, in retrospect, I think I should have said,

"No, Not Annoying.. Actually, Irritating. "

Mintak maaf, ya dik.. We didn't mean to be mean but you needed that lesson in life. If it didn't come from us, it may have come from somebody else. We did feel bad about it after. But, after a thorough discussion with hubster on our way to lunch.... You kinda deserved it, lah. Live and let live, yeah?

Here's to better customer service!

-dillz blogging out-