A disturbing conversation overheard in the household last night:
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
- Was in Cherating for work last Thursday and Friday. Decided to bring the troop along. Azrul got off from work and the kids skipped school. (Takpelah, after all lagi seminggu term break, maa) Khaleeda and Bibik Parmi joined in too. We were in the family room the first night and then took 2 adjoining rooms for the rest of the stay. Work was tiring. We didn't finish till it was 7pm so, the kids' entertainment was left to Azrul. There were trips to the pool, the beach, the activity room, the game room (they had the old school arcade games as well - fighting game ala-ala Street Fighter, Puzzle Bobble, etc).. So, they pretty much had their time occupied. I think they had fun since they weren't complaining when I finally get to the room. :) (will upload the pix tonight when I get to fiddle with hubster's lappie - UPDATED! 1 June 2009)
- Family do on both weekend nights. Mak Anjang's getting her two boys circumcized this Friday and had a little makan-makan last Saturday night. We just got back from Cherating (see item no 1 above) and only managed to join after they finished the doa selamat. *sibuk qada' tidur* The next night was a Kenduri Arwah for Ayah Teh pulak. Our nights were filled with good food *which would eventually result in item5* , good conversation and good times with the family.
- Spent a good portion of Sunday just with hubster. Brekkie at Chawan's with Os (apparently hubster bumped into Sujay & Poh Imm later) , made a run to Ikea to get the hanging thingy for the kids' wardrobe but still no stock, lunch at Waroeng Ayam Penyet @ The Curve and a good 1.5 hours Thai massage. Ahhhh.. soooooo sakit, but oh soooo sedap .. Must remember to "Lilek, na... Lilek.." as the therapist tried to pull me, stretch me, push me and stand on me.. Must seriously think about getting the package,lah. Think I am gonna need them.
- Brought the kids down for a little swim. All three of them. Khadra and Khaleeq have always loved the pool. (Need to remember to get them enrolled in a proper swim class though.) Am also proud to report that little Khaleeda is able to be independent now. She flaps her arm floaties and licks up some chlorine water every once in a while. The wading pool is just the right size for her to go waddling around on her own, all around the pool without having mommy to get wet in the process. Yeay!
- All the food before sleepytime and the seriously hot weather last night resulted to a very uncomfortable night's sleep. I think I was literally sleeping in my sweat! Sheesh.. So gross.. As a result, gassy tummy and sweaty smelly body greets my morning. What a way to start the week..
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
-In the car, on the way to get dinner planned out by the First One-
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Came across the following entries from my favourite bloggers that made me ponder a little longer than usual.
ONE - Taken from Noresh's post: Chicken Ala Carte
Chicken Ala Carte : Directed by Ferdinand Dimadura Genre: Drama Produced In: 2005
The synopsis says:
This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.
Very touching inde film. I have seen this link posted by a few people in FB as well. Makes you think about that extra scoop of rice you took during breakfast / lunch / dinner and was not able to finish. Makes you think where will that extra piece of chicken meat go if you don't finish them. Makes you really think how could they be so happy when they are actually eating leftovers - not even leftovers, you know.. It's more like sisa-sisa that you'd give to your pet cat. Really sad and kesian, kan? I think I'd need to show this to my Khadra and Khaleeq to knock some sense and realization to them. Remind me, will you, hubs?
TWO -Taken from Idlan's post: Now it's not everyday that I rant but.. yonks ago. I know, I am lagging, but still...
It is the story of Ms. Susan Boyle - a going to 48 year old spinster with a magical soulful voice. She is contestant number 43212 in the current Britain's Got Talent. In the pre-performance interview with Ant & Dec, she confessed that, "At the moment, I live alone with my cat, Pebbles. But, I've never been married. never been kissed. Aaahh.. Shamed.." and she added "But, that's not an advert!"
When she first strutted her stuff onto the stage, she was stuttering, even looked like she was a little slow when she answered the judges. She swivelled her hips when Simon asked her how old she was. "I am 47. And that's just one side of me" Note the judges' rolling eyes and disapproving looks. When she proclaimed that she wanted to be a professional singer - two female audiences at minute 1:24 through 1:26 was going "Yeah right?", "What the hell are you doing here?" , "Are you sure you want to sing?", "Hrm?" - complete with the "Can you actually believe that?"-look.
Before she even opened her mouth, I could see that some people in the audience and the female judge were secretly hoping , "Please, please.. let this one be able to actually sing." Oh, and sing she really can. :) Watch her on Youtube here. You'll understand what I mean. :)
Good on you, Susan. It just tells you to go for your dream, no matter how ridiculous it seems to others. I also especially like the article by The Guardian's Tanya Gold. She gave an even more detailed breakdown of what went on that night. I guess, I wouldn't go as far as saying that she is ugly. But, there is some truth to what Tanya wrote. Female are expected to be beautiful and smart and all that. If you are dog-ugly, then there is no hope for you. You are not expected to do well, nor is there even a slight possibility that you could have a remarkable talent. Most unlikely! There is no reason what-so-ever that anyone should envy you. Why is that so, really? Why don't we have these issues if it was an ugly man standing on Britain's Got Talent stage, instead? (Case in point, that Potts guy who went on to win the show!)
THREE -Taken from Ema's post: 99 Balloons
As usual, if you can't see the video now, click on the link later.
The video-documentary is about Eliot Hartman Mooney, born on July 20th, 2006 with Trisomy 18 a.k.a. Edwards syndrome. It is a condition whereby there is a presence of an extra 18th cromosome in the baby's DNA. One should also know that this is the second most common trisomy, after Trisomy 21 a.k.a. Down syndrome, occuring in about 1:5000 to 1:8000 births. Unfortunately, Edwards Syndrome is usually fatal, with most of the babies dying before birth and even those who do make it to birth typically only lives for a few days. A small number of babies (<10%)>
Every day is celebrated , every day is God's gift for them to be one more day with their beloved son. It was inspiring to see how they coped with the cards that was dealt for them. It was also way too easy for them not to have felt the gratitude. To blame fate and their miserable fortune. To be bitter at life and God. To be angry. I am just plain amazed by their strength and their faith. How great to see 99 balloons were released on the day of his funeral to mark his 99 days he graced Earth.
Now, who said that blog-hopping was a waste of time? Didn't you learn a thing or two today?
-dillz blogging out-
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
- Sangat fast paced - didn't get a chance to be bored or even yawned. Even though it was an 11:55pm viewing and it didn't finish until it was 2:10am. The fighting action was comprehensible, I don't feel overwhelmed by the special effects. It looked soooo natural.. (Sorry, ya.. Saya tertidur dengan nyenyaknya during the viewing of Transformers last time. )
- The casts were awesome. I especially welcomed hunky Eric Bana as Captain Nero, the Romulan baddie, Harold from "Harold & Kumar"-fame as Sulu, can I mention the awesome twosome Kirk and Spock again?, there's even Winona Ryder as Spock's human mom.
- There's also comedy - a lot of subtle comedy.. I love that 17-year old Russian genius who handled the Public Announcements. He even muddled up the voice pasword thingy --> Wictor-Wictor... hahahahaha..
- The old Spock has a major role too.. Definitely made more than a cameo, the great Leonard Nimoy did.. Loved it when he said, "I am NOT our fathers" to younger Spock. But, I just can't keep my eyes from his jaw area. Terganggu fokusku kerana melihat pergerakan gigi palsunya.. hihihihihiihi
- Montgomery "Scotty" Scott - the person that catchy phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" was directed to. He's recruited in this film! So, sweet lah and soo gelut too..
- The hero is not the typical goody-goody kind of hero. He is a rebel and he rocks my world!! hihihihihi
- It's a new beginning. Forget what you know about the old Star Trek and the legacy left by William Shatner and the gang. It is the ultimate way to chart their own journey and a whole load of new adventures.. A whole new possibilities of sequels and series.. Me likey..
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Hidupku dirundung pilu
Tak ada yang mau dan menginginkan aku
Tuk jadi pengobat pilu
Tuk jadi penawar rindu
Tuk jadi kekasih hatiku
Timur ke barat selatan ke utara
Tak juga aku berjumpa
Dari musim duren hingga musim rambutan
Tak kunjung aku dapatkan
Tak jua aku temukan
Oh tuhan inikah cobaan
Siapa yang punya anak
Bilang aku aku yang tengah malu
Karna cuma diriku yang tak laku-laku
Siapa yang mau bantu
Tolong aku kasihani aku
Tolong carikan diriku kekasih hatiku
Siapa yang mau
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Ibu bapak punya anak
Karna cuma diriku yang tak laku-laku
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