Monday, April 27, 2009

Bekwoh Farewell PP

PP (centre) clad in red shirt suurounded by the loved ones.

It is so heart breaking learning more and more friends are leaving from this 'so-maha-mahal-land', some went back to Malaya for good, looking for better options or future. Some are expanding their horizons to other continents or neighbouring countries for better offers.

We could still remember the first time we were in Dubai, at first we felt so alienated, so foreign and bonded closely just among the five of us. No personal contacts here, the only one we knew was this couple Sedi and wife who happened to be a brother to my cousin's wife. Everything seeemed so new, back to square one. We knew that we need to make our own initiative to make acquaintances, to reach our Malaysians community here hence we went to our 1st Malaysians-get-together in Uptown Mirdif in Apr 2008- and the story our friendships begins.

Alhamdullillah, We reach out to offer our friendships by offering a potential friend caring, listening, talking, sharing, accepting, and affirming. It takes time though and effort to build the friendships. They are built slowly, slowly and slowly... we are comfortable with the small circle of our families here, giving and taking with much tolerence, really feel at home. To those who are close to our hearts will be very much missed when distance take charge. To those who have break our hearts, u are dearly missed too in a different way. ahaks! Lets forgive and forget.

The recent one, another good friend of ours and most people, will be leaving for a better home in a place near to the Holy city. Our Presidents of My UAE-Pro, Yang Berusaha Pak Payne is showered with a farewell bekwoh kenduri by everyone as a token of appreciation (hosted by Tn Hj FND and Sue in Ajman). This time the main dish 'gulai kawah' is cooked by the daddies, babahs and ayahs led by Pok Nik. Mommies and mamas 'santai-santai', potong-potong buah and kueh and cakes' jerrrr. As usual there are always plenty of mouth -watering Malaysian cuisines home-made by mommies. Mama really loves this kind of event - always satisfies my craving for traditional kuehs. ermmm anymore potluck events???

More story on Bekwoh ' -FAREWELL

To PP ; U will dearly missed by everyone and Good luck in ur new life in Jeddah. InsyaAllah ada rezeki... kita jumpa di sana. Ameen.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One Year Older

Happy Birthday to me...

Mesti orang tanya yang ke berapa, tengok title macam in denial takmo tulis angka keramat tu. Well many people said it is only numbers. but... 37 sounds alot jugak (Alhamdulillah), mcm tak caya jer. Spoken to mak last week wishing her 43rd wedding anniversary (10th April)n she recalled my soon-to-be birthdate, and even dia pun cakap "dah banyak umur awak yek". She still believes and regards, I am still her youngest baby who has mature without her wanna to admit. I will always be you baby!!! Babah jangan marah -" I'm ur babe forever ...lah".


Just hope many happy returns for me, always happy with my loved ones and panjang umur, murah rezeki. Semoga makin kurang sifat mazmumah and more mahmuddah dan Alllah permudahkan segala urusan kami. Ameen.


Me too in nostalgic mood. " Terkenang-kenang..." That was 21 years ago. On my sweet 16th birthday, Babah dated me the first time ajak balik Seremban sama-sama. That was the 1st time rasa balik Sremban naik SKS cepat sangat sampai, ... then cerita Imeirda pun bermula. The rest biar kitorang dua orang simpan jer. Kawan2 seangkatan sure ingat banyak lagu2 jiwang during that time, the children now mesti ketawa bagai nak rak kalau dengar lagu2 'sketsa sebuah cinta', 'more than words' etc etc. Yg umur2 sekufu sure ada list lain. Till then...

To all April babes and dudes - Happy birthday (Hope we get wiser and better)

To Mak - Happy Birthday yang ke 59 , with lots of love from Iman, Ilham Irdina

To my Rose Darling - Happy Birthday to U. U are not 37, u are sixteen with twenty one years full of experience!!! me too.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sembilang oh Sembilang

These few days, I craved for asam pedas ikan sembilang laut (catfish alike). Tekak ni memang kalau preggie tak pernah teringin benda lain, asam pedas ikan sembilang is a MUST. All these while dok kat Malaysia memang takde masalah for my dad yang memang suka makan ikan sembilang would always beli the fresh ones and we would cook and belasah gila-gila. Maybe masa my mom ngandungkan I dulu, ayah memang craved for this ikan sebab mak ada 'kureng' sikit dgn ikan ni sebab dia geli kalau nak clean the 'snake' alike fish, so ayah would always cleaned and mak would cook the best Johorian asam pedas. As for me jangan orang letak belut sudah!!! yang tu betul macam u**r. eeeiiiii.
Photo dr blog mat gebu - mohon izin ye!

Yesterday, I dok blog walking to other bloggers, suka masuk bloggers yang kaki masak and in this one entry by abang mat gebu , ada asam pedas ikan sembilang. Perghhh.... the red vibrant asam pedas siap ada bunga kantan is been proudly featured in his entry. Oh MY!!! there and then, ayaq lioq dok tersekat kat tekak ni and rasa macam kecur giler. Kalau orang jawa sebut 'NGENCHES"...

Wish, wish, wish mak dapat antar ikan sembilang kat sini. So I posted in the fb "teringin ..." and a fren in Abu Dhabi Kak Hana kata dia ada jumpa ikan sembilang kat market Abu Dhabi. Biar betullll! tapi abang Aji (hubby Kak Hana) is an angler takkan tak kenai ikan kot. Kot babah lainlah... babah kalau bab-bab nak kenal ikan ni memang fail. Kalau betul ada! confirm will heret babah to Abu Dhabi nak carik.

Many frenz commented in fb, 'buat sendirik lah", improvise ke dgn ikan dory, ikan pari or ikan apa2lah but tekak preggie ni nak ikan sembilang gakkkkkk. Nak masak asam pedas is not a problem but hope betullah ada sembilang kat Abu Dhabi ... huhuhu. Anyone kat DBX pernah jumpa kat any market here???

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Island Escapade UAQ 2009

6 March 2009

ermmm lambat mama update blog ni. Masa ada mood aritu, internet disconnected pulak. Babahnya terlupa 'update' bill, sudahnya tak leh access to internet. Bill settled takleh access gak, password recognized pulak called Etisalat sampai 2 days baru settled. Then Baby 'tua' kat umah ni down with fever, teruk benar nampaknya 3 days MC, jaga anak2 dia demam pun tak teruk camni, menjeng semacam nak attention!

so report on Island Escapade aritu.

On the 5th Thursday, at 5.00 off we head to Ummu Al Quwain, checkin to our chalet, nice and cozy overlooking the beach. CG was our neighbour with PP-Kka Aishah dok chalet atas.

Lapar, bukak periuk makan nasi lemak. Mama cooked nasi lemak with sambal ikan bilis n sambal sotong - baba mmg lapar joined by PP n family, Haza n family, CG n family. Later joined the rest at riri-linda-Zue's banglo buat BBQ. Plenty of food - food fiesta, kalau dok sesama Malaysian ni memang tak pernah lapar - Alhamdulillah.

6th Mac- Morning take the boat to the island.

ERMMMMM... dah banyak ari tried to upload gambaq tapi takleh, dia kata dah overloaded, exceeded the photo limit quota. Mama pun tak sure naper; possible blogspot has its limit or mama got to bayor for the xtra storage. Well, I'm not a computer savvy , so tak brapa paham. The fact is, lepas tukar this new notebook n guna VISTA memang problematic, lembab giler... compared masa pakai XP. Could that be the problem??? So sebab mama tak dpt upload gambaq, tgk je lah


atau dari blog Bakpo.

Tambah pulak lepas babah baik sikit dari demam, mama pulak kena. Dengan membuyung ni, kepala berat alahai. Tak habis mama sihat, Ilham malam tadi start muntah and temperature shoot up to 39C. Kesian bila tgk anak tak sihat ni. Hopefully, Iman and Dina sihat and tak berjangkit. (Rasa2nya nak kena pencen blogginglah.)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Island Escapade 09

Apa ni? Cuti-Cuti Dubai lagi? Bloggers in Dubai or specifically, many Malaysians yg kat UAE baik di Abu Dhabi, Sharjah ke, Ajman , Ras Al Khaimah n others mostly tahu My UAE Pro with many helps froms generous sponsors is organizing a grand Malaysians-meet-Malaysians gathering in a private island off Umm Al Quwain. Kat mana? mama n babah pun tak pernah pergi lagi, but not that far actually. Time to explore UAE...

The children are looking forward nak gi Island ni, meeting frenz and new frenz, mama waiting nak leisurely enjoy meeting and brok brek brok brek ngan frenz mama as Kak Ieam dah ada Kak Alfiyah tolong kejar. Kak Dina mama bribe dgn makanan dia akan dok diam-diam yum yum yum! Kak Iman as usual will be missing with many frenz of hers.

Yang belum maklum and those yg belum register, jom join ramai2. See u there!

Well, cerita and gambar menyusul kemudian kay!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm back Part II

Ermmm punyalah lama tak update blog ni, the last one was 19th of January, almost one and a half month. Not only that mama tak buka blog sendirik but mama tak larat nak go thru/blog walking others. This time penangan M besar ni (malasss la tu) teruk betul.


But today i really feel energentic, fully energized I guess lama dok diam2 baru terasa nak menulis. Even camera pun dah lama tak pegang, in fact tak tahu kat mana. Even tadi nak restart writing this blog terkial2 carik mana nak customize, just like a starter. As masa computer rosak aritu, many of the photos uploaded into the old harddisc, lagilah malas nak carik gambar2 lama.


Anyway there is a reason actually why I felt like I hv gained back my energy. Sebab tonite and starting tomorrow mama dah ada PA. Babah tolong importkan, at least now mama will have her own time monitor jer with all the tedious housework. Serious!!! now I found doing the housechores alone is so time comsuming and so hectic. Especially kejar n dok kerjakan Kak Ieam and Kak Dina. By mid of the day dah rasa kaputt.


Actually kesian kat babah sebenarnya, he has to help me a lot, dahlah penat keje, but so far cooking is not a problem. but the after cooking/makan/dining chores.... MasyaAllah memang tak larat. Well age factor kan, preggie at this age??? Nothing to complain benonya, amat bersyukur... Alhamdulillah, mohon Allah permudahkan segalanya. Amin. Alhamdulillah again.

Well till next entry, InsyaAllah akan terus menulis lagi.

p/s = Thanks to mama Riri and mommy dia tolong permudahkan segalanya. Thanks alot ya (really from the bottom of our heart!!!)

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm back

Salam semua...

After a long break and hiastu mama is now back, dah keluar dari cave and ready to continue my sedentary lifestyle, spending time blogging, facebooking and Instant Messanging with friends and families.

Actually one good thing takde notebook ni I have more quality time with the little ones. Mama manage to divert my attention (full attention) attending them compared to when mama sibuk with this IT agendas, Ilham was reprimanded for scrolling and typing on the the keyboard. Tu belum lagi Dina merengek2 mintak tu, ini n sometimes mama kept on asking for time delaying/procrastinating their requests (huh!!! bab! bad! bad! habit). Really need to slow down a bit on these activities as mama need time for herself as life incubator now, with fluctuations of emotions and the hormones are to be blame??? The hormonal changes really affect the levels of neurotransmitters which this time made me malassss giler. Besides, i feel like I have lost control over my body... ermmm the emotions is on a roller coaster ride. but thanks to the little ones, they have been kind to their mama.
Many things happened during the break but not goin to backdated everything except ;
10th January 2009
Our first apple of the eyes; Intan Nur Iman celebrated her 7th birthday. (10012002). First time ever, there is no birthday bash for her. (We just took her for a dinner treat). She has voluntarily gave up her savings for the children in Gaza. She even made some stationeries/story books n colouring goodies packs packed for the unfortunate Palestinian children with little note
My name in Nur Iman, I am 7 years old.
I am a Malaysian and now I live in Dubai.
" I would like to share something with u and hope u will like it.
May Allah swt saves u and Palestine. We pray for your safety.
Be strong.
Love Iman"
It was touching this little girl has grown to be responsible girl understanding there will be no celebration for her. She has started to know/comprehend there more other people need something that could make them feel better or happier. The celebration allocation is channelled for a better cause. At least that is the least she could contribute. Hope the goodies packs reached the children; HOPE that would made a difference to some children in Gaza. Ameen. W are proud of our Iman.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Komputer Masuk Hospital

Salam Semua,

Insya'Allah in the next few days, The Terminal will be back. In the mean time, MAMA is taking her own time to hibernate herself during winter.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Malasssss... apa nak jadi???

Anak-anak dah selamat sampai di Malaysia, We sent them to the airport on Friday evening for 6.55pm MAS Flight. As expected Iman and Intan buat scene kat airport... both of them cried their heart out loud. My heart wept heavily seeing Intan cried and me too could not hold back my tears and just let them out. It is so sad letting them go!!!

Ada took few picture tapi tak sempat upload, will do later. Entah kenapa, penyakit MALAS bertandang lagi. Kali ni Malassss betul, selain rasa nak hibernate lama-lama dengan dok diam-diam incubating memang taknak buat benda lain. Nak blame the weather memang tak patut coz dah tak berapa sejuk, nice weather actually but takde mood langsung. possibly the news/e-mails about what happened in Tebing Gaza affected gak...seeing parents losing children, seeing anak2 hilang mak bapak, watching the Moslem/Paletinians being brutalized/victimized ...bla bla bla, tak sampai hatilah!!!!!


"Israeli ground troops have started to enter the Gaza Strip, Israeli military officials have confirmed, a week after the offensive against Hamas began." Whilst we sit at home munching on our favourite snacks, sleeping in our cosy beds, with the heating on, under a protective roof; our brothers and sisters are being crushed under the rubbles in Palestine as we speak. "Witnesses said more than 200 people had been inside the Ibrahim al-Maqadna mosque for evening prayers when it was struck." Make dua for your brothers and sisters all over the globe in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kashmir, Chechnya, wherever they face oppression. Are we doing enough?----------------

Tak abis-abis Yahudi ni. And we as Moslem...Are we doing enuf? It is not about being a palestinian or Arabs but as a Moslem apa yang kitadah buat, takat du'a, sembahyang hajat derma/sedekat seratus dua ratus??????. Mana orang2 Malaysia yang diwarwarkan kaya-raya. Thinking of that, kalau congak2 bodo-bodo pun, kalu those filthy rich Malaysians contribute 1% dari wealth diorang supaya boleh salurkan untuk medical purposes, MasyaAllah.... banyak dah tu! Tak payah nak pledge kat e-mails/ kat newspaper ker. etc. (ermmm my 2 kupang worth opinion jer. Eh melalut panjang lakkkkk. and to Ms Livni... GOOOD LUCK, Allah is watching u...
Ermmm esok, kakak Iman restart school after looong school holiday so mama kena start a new episode of routines preparing very early morning breakfast for babah and Iman...
Iman!!! no more happy hours for ur tv show, back to serious matters. Too much rewards given before mama n babah being rewarded. Happy Schooling OK dear and Happy cooking to mama!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Another new year... ingatkan malam tadi nak bawak the children gi Jumeirah Beach Resort to observe the fireworks tapi all celebrations were cancelled.

Mohammad orders cancellation of New Year celebrations
WAMPublished: December 30, 2008, 20:37
Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the cancellation of all New Year celebrations in Dubai on Wednesday as an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
In support of the Palestinians in Gaza, who are enduring all kinds of killing, destruction and displacement by the Israeli military machinery, Shaikh Mohammad instructed all concerned authorities in Dubai to put this order in place and take necessary procedures to circulate the decision to all concerned parties.

and in fact New Year celebrations in most parts of Arab world cancelled.

Anything new about us?... ermmm banyak buat one thing for sure 2008 was a smooth sailing, everything seemed to be in order except for few hiccups in friendships, in some of our unsure desicions but Alhamdulillah... hope for better 2009. Hope or another year of wisdom. Azam baru??? I haven’t made any resolutions this time around, I resolved to make... ermmm I just wanna be better person lah to everyone n enjoy life with the loved ones selagi Allah kurniakan kesihatan yg baik Ameen.

Esok, anak2, A'an and Intan balik Malaysia, gonna miss them esp Kakak Ieam yg melekat with abang. Again another time to say GOOD BYE... uhks