Friday, September 26, 2008

Lagu Raya : A Nostalgic Piece

What is hari raya without a nostalgic lagu raya..

The best lagu raya is the one that could make you want to cry and call home or pack your things right away..

Of all the songs that has been composed, only few songs that are evergreen.

Each song create a different mood, some shows the joy and happiness while some make our heart melt..

Saloma - Selamat Hari Raya : a must-played-song that could make everyone smile

P.Ramlee - Suara Takbir & Dendang Perantau : So nostalgic and classic

Fazidah Joned - Selamat Hari Raya : Raya will not be complete with this song

Aishah - Pulanglah : Touching especially for those who are apart with family and loves one, when were in Skudai, whenever someone played this song, everybody will stop drawing and look at each other with face that tells they wanna go home.. :-(

Anua & Elina - Suasana Hari Raya : Anuar Zain was so cute at that time,and Elina have a great voice..

..But the best hari raya must be the one when we were a kid, still living with our parents, when we received duit raya and jalan keliling kampung kutip duit raya ramai-ramai. Nothing to think off, just enjoy the day...makan ketupat, kutip duit, makan kuih, kutip duit lagi....

..And now raya means a lot of preparation and headache and not plus heartache!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Balik Kampung

Dari Jauh Kupohon Maaf

Dalam dingin subuh hatiku terusik
Kenang nasib diri di rantauan
Bergema takbir raya menitis air mata
Terbayang suasana permai desa

Rindu hati ini inginku kembali
Pada ayah bonda dan saudara
Tetapi aku harus mencari rezeki
Membela nasib kita bersama

Hanya ku sampaikan doa dan kiriman tulus ikhlas
Dari jauh kupohonkan ampun maaf
Jangan sedih pagi ini tak dapat kita bersama
Meraikan aidil fitri yang mulia

Restu ayah bonda kuharap selalu
Hingga aku pulang kepadamu

Restu ayah bonda kuharap selalu
Demi anakmu yang kini jauh

Nyanyian : Allahyarham Sudirman Haji Arshad

Tengah syok-syok layan lagu ni, kononya nak dapatkan 'feel' balik kampung..TUP TUP..!! Ada berita terkini :-

I thought of packing up tonight for balik kampung, especially for the kids since their's will be the main priority...BUT...En Haffis told me that we will only be leaving on Monday!!!..Monday is just two days away from Eid...that means we will be rushing and we won't have enough time before the celebration..

Balik kampung is a tradition that we still look forward every year, it is a time share the joy especially for the kids.

That means I can't enjoy Sudirman's 'Balik Kampung' song just yet..!!

Kad Ucapan Hari Raya

I just received four Kad Ucapan Raya for this year, one from an old friend..thanx Syuhada for the thought and three from official client. I think as time passed by, the thrill of sending and receiving card raya is slowly slipping away from me..

When I was in secondary school, getting a kad raya (greeting crad) was a BIG thing, especially when you are in all girls school. We will always compared who got the most and who got the prettiest and fancy card. Back in late 80's raya card were our most reliable mode of communicating and expressing tools. We girls loves card with flowers and beautiful places or landmark.Some were from original photo and some copied from original watercolour painting...but I remember seeing a card with cute little kitten with glossy pink background.

Cards with raya theme like ketupat, mercun, mosque and even local flowers are the things to remember, the tone and hue are different from contemporary cards.

Hari raya card for teachers were a must-do at those time, and the best thing is when the teachers replied our card, was a time to show off to friends that we are ehmm..'not average'.

I remember back then when I sit on wooden staircase of my Mak's house waiting for the postman every Saturday morning....

Then came kad raya with funny characters and funny wishes with pantun. This kind of card are suitable to be delivered to friends ONLY...looking at those cards are just like reading kartun Ujang...The sentimental value of Hari Raya are less compared to traditional one.

Sometimes we made our one card using manila card, draw on it and paste with ribbon or anything fancy..

And now emails and MMS and also animated virtual greeting card are the easiest way of wishing Selamat Hari Raya but I still treasured the old school way..

Whatever the way is, should come from the heart...

p/s I open one card and the sender is YMM Tengku-something-...terkejut juga, bila masa ada peminat VVIP ni :-)..but then I noticed it is an official greeting card from a company..hehe....jangan marah aarr..

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sad news from Hospital Putrajaya :2

I was browsing my old post and noticed there is one new comment from annonymous reader..pity her, losing a child, she gave birth just three days after me at Hospital Putrajaya..
to Zue, I might be stranger but I know how you feel, please be strong, whatever happen is against our control..Insyallah there'll another one.

this is Zue's comment:

hi sue,

aper khabar anak awak skarang? dan aper result laporan awak? saya pun baru melahirkan anak saya kat hospital putrajaya pada 2 july 08.(kelahiran anak saya tak cukup bulan cuma 36 minggu sahaja). 2 ari lepas operation, hospital benarkan saya dan baby keluar hospital. doktor mengesahkan anak saya normal dan sihat, tetapi pada 5 july pukul 9pm anak saya telah disahkan meninggal. pihak hospital mengesahkan yg anak saya mengidap demam kuning, tetapi dlm kad laporan baby, dia takder demam kuning.
saya suspect baby saya meninggal bukan sebab demam kuning tetapi disebabkan tidak dapat bernafas dgn normal.(badan baby kebiruan) ada kemungkinan baby sukar untuk bernafas sbb baby sgt kecik (2.1 kg)(lahir tak cukup bulan). semasa di hospital doktor dan nurse bg treatment yg sama mcm baby normal.
pada pendapat saya, semua hospital di malaysia harus ada standard process and procedure yg sama untuk semua pesakit dan baby. saya rasa, hospital putrajaya takder standard process and procedure yg betul sbb tu banyak kes dilaporkan
di hospital putrajaya.


4:03 PM

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jawatan kosong

Went for site inspection this morning at one of the abandoned project. So far the new contractor are moving slowly with their work. But this poster has caught my eyes..

Pencuri Kabel Dikehendaki :-)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Being a Mom

Its all baby stories this whole month... :-)

Being a mother is not just an easy task, it does not come naturally as some people thought, it need basic understanding of human being, behaviour, knowledge on handling small,cute but demanding little creature as well as technical aspect of breastfeeding.

Giving the best to our child does not only in the form of love, attention or money and stuff but also waking up at nite to feed them and numerous pumping session at home and office.

Usual accessories are not only handbag and handphone but cooler bag and pump.

Freezer now has became a milk storage compartment, all weekly stock like chicken, beef and others has been reduced to give space for these daily supply.

A-must-read website and daily supply

Mothers are superman..they are multi tasking, they hold many post, they are easily touch and fragile but don't mess with them..even a smooth jelly could be to tough to bite..

Friday, September 12, 2008

A pair of heart

A friend asked about my new baby, when he knew that I have a pair now, he excitedly congratulate me coz he said it's not that easy to have a pair. He have four daughter and only one son, some people have too many boys and some too many girls like myself, I have another five sisters...and no boy in our family :-)

Every child is a precious gift from Him, whether a boy or a girl, how many, how beautiful or big and small are not important as long as they are healthy. And yess never ask about the colour / skin tone, we should accept what God have decided..and bare in mind that Adam's descendent comes in various colour, therefore no need to be surprised when you don't get what you wish for. And to you-know-who-you-are, life is like this my dear, full of colour. Every colour is a unique substance that create an ambience.

Don't you think that variation is unique and interesting ? just like Angelina Jolie and Pitt's Zahara...

Mohamed Hadif

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

EBM Stock

This is nothing to do with stock market or shares, it is a stock for my Hadif. Some gave a big tumb up..and some will give a stare (male staff). They didn't know what is inside that red plastic bag that I carry everyday to our office pantry. Some thought that I go for 'makan-makan'...well I think there's no need to explain to everbody about my routine trip to that pantry.

I hope that this journey will be a smooth one until next 22 months, it's not easy as I thought before but as they said 'when there's a will, there's a way'

p/s : Sufiya loves to play BIG SISTER now..loves to hold and kiss his lil bro.

Home sweet home

Somebody asked me just now about Interior Design of his new bungalow, about how much will it coast, about the concept, wether to have Zen and minimalist with sraight line and simple decoration or go for modern and contemporary..well it depends on many factors and of coz money is always the main concern. In designing a house and interior there is always no boundary or limit, we could come out with up to date design, sleek and smooth furnishing or opt for English style, or some prefer Eastern influence especially Balinese. A house or home is a habitable space, therefore there is a sentimental value about it. Sense of belonging are stronger therefore it is always hard for husband and wife in this case to come out with solution in decorating their house.

It is a contemporary house- boxy with no pitch roof, 3 storey bungalow. They both have different taste and background, one like asam pedas and the partner hate it so much as the other one love it...

I told him to choose one that will please everybody, that compromise everybody's taste and need or dream. His son who came back from US has clearly made a choice - minimalist, but the queen of the house have something else in their mind. The boss who s going to sign the cheque have different and too many ideas as well.

A house is a space for people to live in, therefore the design should suit the owner's lifestyle and background.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Adapting to new life

Today is my fourth day at the office and third day at nursery for the kids, Hadif kinda adaptable with his new environment, he don't mind being all by himself on a matress compared when he's at home. He drink well and sleep well..

Abah's little princess still can't accept the fact that she have to be separated from us every morning, the moment we drive thru Parcel E complex, she started crying..poor little girl...

My life change dramatically not right after Hadif came,but when we are finally came back to Putrajaya, just the four of us, living and struggling and adjusting to new life without any help. It was a headache for me (I have to admit this), the first few days were horrible, I can't think properly of what thing need to be done first.
I take it slowly, step by step until it come naturally...

I'm thankful becoz during Ramadhan we don't have to rush home like before from USJ to Putrajaya, everything are going smoothly as planned, send the kids to nursery, 3 times pumping session at the office, act like a kitchen Diva during lunch break, surfing the internet and blog hop, search info on breastfeeding, feed the baby, change diapers (many times), change their cloth (few times), back in the kitchen again at !!!!...I could only lie down after midnite..I'm not complaining here, just making a list of things to do..

I haven't started any reading and revision for my BIG exam next year..I need a wake up call..!! few months to go..