Friday, August 28, 2009

Salam Ramadhan

Ramadhan came as usual but it was welcomed in a different mood this year. The excitement of waiting for the Big day and the preparation were less compared to previous year due to many unexpected factors.

First, it was Sufiya's turn to the clinic with 38 degree followed by me the next day plus three days medical leave and back pain. Her abah followed suit on Friday, Ramadhan eve and he asked me to bring him to the hospital..I only prayed for the best..And to complete the whole gloomy weather, it was finally Hadif's turn that lasted almost a week..39.3 degree...I was really scared, it was like a big cycle and never ending sickness in the house.

Alhamdulillah, by now all of us has recovered and Hadif's first tooth just popped out after the fever.


Two years has always been the period for me to collect everything along the road, and now a new path has been laid upon. I've decided to just walk through and gain new experience as much as I goodbye Parcel C, and boring cafe of C6 and hopefully no more blocking other people's car.. :-P

This is an unexpected news of the year, I got two news in just 2 days that involved changing and switching...whatever it is it surely will be better, one should not feel to comfortable at only one place.

The new mosque will be my new vista....

--------------Mini Project-----

I'm currently working on this piece, my first time in dress making, it is all handmade..dear hubby, you should just go and grabbed one Singer for me..

50% done..please ignore the workmanship.. :-P

I drawn the pattern (after googled and inspired by many blogs), cut the material and start sewing, Half day be continued next week.

Salam Ramadhan to all..

Sufiya in tudung Syria

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Terengganu : Part 2

----Pulau Perhentian - Awarna Perhentian Resort----

Smooth journey to the island..with turtle sunglasses bought at a kiosk in Alamanda- last minute shopping for the trip with hubby..he told me to just grab this RM15.OO thingy does help, for the photo not for the eye ;-P

View from our room, it is a spacious room with one single bed and one queen size bed, so we opted to dragged along another friend to stay with us,..the more the merrier

Pro swimmer, medium and learner in Awarna Perhentian Resort pool..splashing good time...the rest of the team were having a nap after lunch but the three of us take the opportunity to play around here before the snorkelling trip.

Most of the snorkelling area has lost its charm, the corals are dead...I did not see a clown fish at all compared to last trip here in 2004. This is the evidence of environmental pollution, corals are very fragile and they need specific requirement for their habitable space. Do you know that corals only grow about 1 inch a year..just imagine the destruction due human activity..that was one of the reason I choosed not to used flippers during that trip coz it might also affect the corals especially the one at shallow area.

I've seen a vast area of dead corals in Redang in 2005..somewhere at their marine park, and it was a scary sight...they looks like bones everywhere.

We come for the beauty of nature but at the same time we destroy it by our activities that are harmful to the environment, as a traveller one should always keep in mind that we should enjoy the serenity of fragile island and do our bit for the next generation.

During my last trip to Redang, I saw an extension project in progress at one of the prominent resort there, from the activities it was clearly destroying the sea, the beach and the corals. We can say that it was just a minor work and in controlled and well planned according to EIA requirement and so on, but the fact is no matter how small it is still affecting those small little things down there.


Awarna Perhentian Resort's pool - view from staircase

Blue water, lush greenery, white sandy beach and coconut trees...a perfect getaway..I wish that it is still the same by the time my kids able to come here with their friends and enjoy the beauty of nature like I did.

Waiting for the boat..and enjoying the view of clear blue sea..

Young guy behind the you can expect a lot of adrenalin rush and bumpy ride even though the sea was not rough at all..hampeh mamat ni..

----------Kuala Besut------------

Bougt some keropok Losong at this stall...these makcik thought that we were university students..hahahah...kembang2 hidung

------on the road--------
lembu-lembu di tengah padang ditemani bangau setia..

undisturbed green lung..we off the air cond and let the breezed touched our tanned and not so smooth skin :-P

Crossing a small bridge

My friend's lunch..nasi putih with otak lembu moo moo.. and burung puyuh..poor little bird ended up in her plate...

We stopped by at a friend's house in Pasir Puteh and tasted fresh durian, mangosteen, langsat,setoi and rambutan from his dusun..the fruit season is at its end now..

Look at the timber post..

Traditional Kelantan house..tarditional houses in Malaysia are differ based on lcation,geographical condition,cultural belief as well as influenced from neighbouring country. Kelantan house sits on a post that are only about 800mm high with a small verandah in front of the house where else Terengganu houses are much higher with dominent roof and detailing.

A timber house at Pasir Puteh, Kelantan..for is a nice village with traditional houses and orchard just next to their house. But most of them live not in a comfort habitable space.

Habitable space for human or corals are one essential thing that should not be taken is a symbiosis..we need each other..

It was a fruitful trip (with various fruits in the boot as well)..tiring but interesting...

I reached Putrajaya at 4am on Friday after almos 8 hours journey crossing Gua Musang, Kuala Kerai, Bukit Tujuh, Bentong, Lipis, Merapoh...and we have to over take many lorries and movers in pitch black night and it was not something that I would do again...better use more racing heart...

I will definitely come again to Terengganu with hubby but on different route..ingatlah orang yang tersayang..pandulah di jalan yang selamat..

Have a nice weekend everyone

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Terengganu : Part 1

We left for Terengganu at almost 1pm on Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (LPT), it was my first time crossing that route to the East Coast, but I think this route is safer than the other one..

Welcome to Terengganu Kite

I noticed many drivers here in Terengganu who dare driving topless..the male la..not female..and they just act driving dalam kampung.. :-P

Sunset at was a spectacular view with plants all around with exposed steel structure

We stopped for some light meal..and they charged us for almost RM50 just for some simple satah and otak-otak plus drinks..maybe the two CRV made an impression..:-P

Satah: made of fish..I don't really like the taste..

Otak-otak..different form Johor's otak-otak, this is made of chunky fish mixed with coconut and tumeric..My fav is Otak-otak Gelang Patah

Almost forty minutes at this stall and we ended up smells like walking satay with bau asap all over our body..

We reached Primula Beach Hotel at 8pm and can't spend much time to pampered ourselves coz the Big Boss already at the lobby waiting for us with his wife.

Primula's lobby ..a sculpture with turtles crawling on a spiral steel..a significant element of Terengganu..this piece reminds me of Raja Shahriman's sculpture..a well known local sculptor

We had nasi minyak and gulai kawah at a restaurant not far from the hotel but I could only give one star for the food and the service, the waitress don't even come to our table to take our order, she just sat at nearby table and we have to almost screamed at her to placed order..and again we walked out from that restaurant with the smell of smoke..nasib baik tak sempat mandi..

Night life in Kuala Terengganu is similar to Kota Bahru..nothing much, but they are having Fun Fair adjacent to Masjid Kristal.

It was sleepless in Terengganu..i miss my kids so much and thinking of Hadif make it worst, and Sufiya kept asking 'mana mama..?'...

------Second Day:-------

Technical Visit:

Many factors need to be considered at design stage, not only aesthetic and cost but also geological and human factor.

They simply said this is due to force majoure but there are many ways to overcome this problem..won't comment too much on this anyway..

Airport Terengganu; Part of airport's ceiling which were affected by the strong wind...

We were briefed on the construction of this stadium that made headlines months ago..

Mega structure with mega failure.. structure failure..? lack supervision..? a waste of money

The remnants of the stadium..looks like a sculpture or Daniel Libeskind's piece of work- 'Deconstruction'

--------Kedai Batik---------

Remember that I promised myself not buy any batik..??hahah..rezeki depan mata..iman yang lemah..RM dalam poket..apalagi..I bought few pieces of kain batik for family, kaftan (which I don't like wearing it before) and baju batik for hubby and me..just closed one eye..
Backyard factory..staircase leading to the shop..its hard to find this shop, it is located not far from Restoran Penyu (which we had lunch and still feel hungry due to small portion)..had to drive thru small lane dekat-dekat celah rumah orang to reach this place..

--------Taman Tamadun Islam, Terengganu---------

Taman Tamadun Islam, located next to the river and near to State Museum. The entrance fee is RM10 and it comes with RM3 meal voucher and a passport with TTI's info.

Masjid Kristal at Taman Tamadun Islam

We rode a buggy and the fee is only RM55 for seven passenger, a tour guide will explained about all monuments and we were allowed to stop by to take photos and for some significant monuments like Taj Mahal and Baitul Muqqadis, there are AV presentation and mini gallery.

The park closed at 7pm and we rushed back to the hotel and had to skip our plan to had ikan celup tepung by the time, otherwise Big Boss merajuk.

--------Third Day------

Panggilan Pulau - escapade : Perhentian Island

Jetty at be continued

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Gonna miss them so much.. will be away for few days..excited for this much needed break but miserable inside thinkin of these two little angels at home..especially Hadif..

Terengganu here I come...

(image: from google)

Reminder to myself: no shopping for batik..just window batik