Let’s Do Some Catchin-Up #20

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For this Catchin-Up series, I try to make it less wordy, and more pictures.

#1. Stuff I did..

Spent time in Muar with hubby, and these 'budak keciks'.

Budak keciks were about to send to the vet. Kena kurung. ;-p

Renew roadtax..

Went to Majlis Sambutan Hari Raya at my village. Haha

Darling and Aneeq were also there.

Darling seronok dapat duit rayaaa! Sape bagi? Ketua kampung aka beloved Atuk! Hehe

Went to Midvalley to celebrate Ayu's birthday at Amarin Heavenly Thai.

Mahfodz, the birthday girl Ayu, darling girlfriend Mdm Teh, and I.

That Red Velvet Cake!

Sooooooo rich!! Yummmy!

Brought my sudent, Syafiqah to SK Seri Makmur for Story-Telling Competition.

Even though she didn't win, but she did great on the stage. Congratulations.

Owh, met a friend. His name is Syahrul.

On the other hand, my other student, Thalith was the champion for Public Speaking Competition in SK Seri Mawar. Congratulations! Glad that I contributed something to the school. 🙂

#2. Stuff I bought…

Bought a headphone. PINK rules.

Also bought these two novels by Madeline Wickham. Currently reading #SleepingArrangement

Again, spent some money on these accessories..

Bought new bedsheet. English style la kunun.

This Charles & Keith stuff for mom's birthday (that I actually forgot!)

#3. Stuff I got..

Raya card from Eqa

Raya card from husband..

Surat Pengesahan Dalam Perkhidmatan. Yeay me!

Surat Pertukaran Antara Negeri. Yeay me too!

Farewell present, from girlfriend, Mdm.Teh.

Farewell present from the kids at school.. 🙂

That’s all. Thank you. *graceful bow*

Let’s Do Some Catchin-Up #19

Just got back from pekan. I’m such an idiot. Niat di hati nk photostat ntok class esok, but bende nk diphotostat x bwk. So, just went straight home. Buang masa and minyak keta jer. Huh!

Nways, my new layout. What do you think huh? Mr.Gonzales likes it. He said, it’s simple and not too crowded like before. I designed the background myself, that explains why is it sooo… amateur, but takpe lah. Daku memang ada penyakit x suke theme blog daku same ngn org lain, that’s why buat sndiri. Haha. FYI, I just bought a WordPress plugin to change the fonts in my blog for $30. I always have issues with WordPress fonts. Too small lah, too thin lah, too big lah. not funky at all. So, by using this plugin, I can change the head and title fonts, the body texts sesuka hati. (Daku tgh pujuk myself that this is not pembaziran).

The $30 set-of-fonts that I'm using right now.

Some random fact – I always think WordPress is much cooler and classier than Blogspot. That’s why semua bnda pon kena byr! Haha. 

 Okay, this entry is supposed to be a Catchin-Up series.

1. Firstly, my transfer application to Muar dengan segala hormatnya was rejected. As usual, the primary reason was because there were not many English teachers in this district, so they would not let go of any English teachers especially TESLian like moi.

Menangeh!

2. Next, last school holiday, we had a family vacation at Bukit Merah, Perak. Actually, we wanted to go to Kuala Terengganu, Cherating (shopping2) but at the last minute, we decided to dedicate the vacation to the kids, my little nephews and nieces. Ye la.. Budak2 kalau ikut jalan2 shopping, nanti diorg boring. So, bwk pegi theme park. It’s okay, we’ll have another adult vacation next time.

Best girls+ Best friends..

KakSeha with our Darlene @ Darling!

Danish. He's one of a kind. Get to know him, and you'll know why. Haih la ini budak. Haha

Hotel Pool ramai2..

KakLong and KakNgah, showing off their original BigBang tshirts (fanatic Kpop fans)

On the boat to Orang Utan Island, with nephew Aneeq.

Jidin and Sarah, the Orang Utan babies.

Before goin for dinner, KakNgah, Darling and I.

Mom and Dad... 🙂

Beloved hubby and I before goin back to Selangor.

3. I lost my phone and this is my first time losing this type of gadget (benda lain memang banyak kali lah, especially wallet). It was either misplaced or stolen, but I second the latter. Never mind lah. Daku halalkan sapa ambik. I was planning to buy a new one pon (tah bila la…). So, as for now, I’m using sis’ Mini Nokia N97 until I got the new iPhone4 (again, tah bila laaa…).

My previous phone.. Sob Sob.. Banyak sweet texts from Mr.Gonzales dlm ni.. Huhu..

My current (temporary) phone.. Okay, it's actually sis', pinjam jer before beli baru.

My future phone. Eh?

4. Still remember bout this post?  I was talking bout the day I got my P for the car license. Now, I’m no longer P holder. Yeah! During those 2 years (2009-2011), I only had 2 speeding tickets and 1 car accident (only minor scratches, beautifully repainted by Uncle Gim Lee, Alhamdulillah).

Woohoo!

No more P!

5. Heechul is sick. He kept being attacked by this one vavi cat until he was badly injured. Huhu.. Poor my baby. Look what that vavi cat has done to my poor love. Sampai demam2.

Swollen paw.. Mcm belon. Huhu..

I still couldn’t catch that vavi cat lah. He quickly ran away every time he saw me (since daku baling dier dengan batu ari tu).

Okay…. I dunno what else to tell here. Everytime buat Catchin-Up memang mcm ni lah. Rase mcm byk nk cerita, but once I typed them down, tak lah banyak mana.

Babai for now.

Let’s Do Some Catchin-Up #18

This week, classes went well as usual. Time does fly. Pejam celik je dah sebulan ngajar ntok 2011. I’m starting to get used to my 32-period-of-teaching timetable and for now, I’ve got everything covered and under control.

WORKING, TEACHING, STUDENTS.. etc

Speaking bout work, I used to complain a lot especially when I first taught Year 1, the first few days. It was SUPER DUPER tiring. I had to do everything fast, speak (scream??) my lungs out otherwise they wouldn’t listen to me. At times when I was very tired and didn’t have energy to ask them to keep quite when they were making soooo much noise, I just hit the table with the ruler. Very hard, very loud so that everybody would keep quite. I also gave my death stare to each one of them. Up until now, 5 kids already cried because of me. Haha. The good thing is, they never seem to ambik hati or what. The next day, they would still smile from ear to ear and very excited to see me. That’s the beauty of kids, they never take it personally. You can marah them like gila but tomorrow, they still wanna hug you. Hehe.. 🙂

Well, this is what we did yesterday for English Language Arts. This week, I taught them about the phoneme S, and the jazz chant ‘Siti and the Snake’. So, after reading the jazz chant, after doing some reading+writing+spelling exercise for the past 3 days from Monday, I asked them to make a big book. This is the part I love the most in KSSR. Language Arts!

The title of the jazz chant, 'Siti And The Snake'.

Coloured papers, printed pictures..

Abby's group.. They were working on page 3 of the big book..

Pages were combined..

Page 1 - Faiq's group

Page 2 - Jaida's group

Page 3 - Abby's group

Page 4 - Adam's group

WEDDING PREPARATION

So, for wedding preparation, I’ve bought few stuff already, like the paper bags for the door gifts, bunga telur and few baskets for hantaran. And I’ve already distributed the wedding cards to my friends. Thanks to those who ask for the hard copies. Memang nk habiskan ni. Sila lah mintak sape2 yg blom mintak tu. Haha

The wedding cards..

The wedding cards.. 2000 pcs.. Together with 2 banners..

All the cards inside..

Ewan's side - Blue. Emy's side - Gold+Yellow

The banner. Hahahaha

The door gifts..

Sis made (sponsored) this version of bunga telur (limited edition). She's the most creative in the family.. Thank u kakak!

I will keep at least 5 of these for myself. Hahaha.

Shopping more bunga telur and few baskets at Sayangku, Seksyen 11, Shah Alam.. Special discount yaaaw! Sbb kakak is their regular customer. Hehe

Full!!

Just got home. Bersepah brg2 haaaa...

The documents that need to be ready before the akad nikah..

Yesterday, after school, I went to Pejabat Agama Sabak Bernam to ask for Borang Kebenaran Untuk Bernikah. Straight after that, I went to a clinic to do a HIV test, one of the procedures to get married. Haih, skang memang leceh la.. Macam2 diorg nak…

Borang Kebenaran Untuk Bernikah Negeri Selangor

Borang Ujian Saringan HIV Pra-Perkahwinan (HIV test)

Mr.Gonzales' form, from Pejabat Agama Muar, Johor. Borang Johor mcm lagi cantik dri Selangor. Haha

Diluluskan! 🙂

But, know what?? After completing all the forms, I just realized Mr.Gonzales did one big mistake. He put the wrong date for the akad nikah!! Eiii! Geramnye aku! He put 12th March 2011. That is the wedding reception, not the akad nikah! The akad nikah is a day earlier, on Friday, 11th March 2011. I thought I’ve told him million times already! So,  I asked him to tell Pejabat Agama Muar about the mistake, and let see if he could just scratch the date or he needs to get new form. The problem is, his forms have been processed and certified by the Pejabat Agama Johor before he sent them to me to be processed in Selangor. I’m just afraid nnti by the time dapat sijil nikah, tgk date x same ke ape ke.. Who knows..?

STUPID RANDOM THING

Owh, lupe nk cite satu benda. Yesterday, when I was still in class, I got a call from an unknown number. She claimed herself as one of the VISA telemarketer ke ape tah, and asked me if I was interested in credit card protection system whatever lah.. Okay, first she asked me about my credit card number and the expiry date untuk tujuan pengesahan. The stupidest thing was, she asked me about the three digits at the back of the card (the SECURITY number) and I very stupidly TOLD her that too!!! Gosh, still can’t believe I did that! And she kept babbling about the product, bla bla bla.. Luckily, I couldn’t really hear what she said coz I was in class, so I cut her off, and asked her to call me back. After I hung up, I couldn’t help myself but feeling really suspicious bout the woman. Okay, one. Why did she ask me bout all those details for pengesahan?? Sampai security number pon dier tanye. Two, why did she call me using a cellphone number, not an office number (landline)?? The funny thing was, she said that the three digits at the back, for example, 100, it means that I’m the 100th user of the card! How stupid is that??? At that point, I know she was lying but the weird thing was, I couldn’t say anything. Hm.. Maybe because she spoke too fast and I was like blurr ke ape time tu..

So, on the way driving home, I was really scared coz I was 100% sure that it was a fraud call. I called Mr.Gonzales and told him what happened. He asked me to call the customer service immediately to see if there was any transaction happened within that one hour. Nasib baik xder.. Lega! Then the customer-service lady said, even if pihak VISA call to offer any product, they won’t ask about those details especially the three digits at the back. So, as I already expected, it was a fraud call. I asked the lady to terminate the credit card and I reapplied for the new one.

Okay, let’s talk about something more interesting.

BABY AURELLYA DARLENE (DARLING)

My niece, Darling has grown big!!! She’s getting sooooooooo cute lah! Geram btol tgk dier ni! She’s good at posing too! Look at these pictures.

 

Look at those arms!

Those cheeks yg macam apam!!

That smile... 🙂

Hahaha. This is her favourite facial expression. Suke angkat kening!

More smiles from her...

Eeii... Gelak2 je.. Cubit kang baru tau..

My favourite pic of Darling!!! Mcm dalam commercial break je. Haha

She’s turning 4 months-old, I think, but yeah, she looks like she’s already 6 months old or something right..? Sooooo tembam and  healthy! Mom said she looks like Kakak Eda (my sis) especially that pointed nose. Can’t wait to see her grow up and see what a beautiful girl she will turn to! Soooo adorable lah! The best thing about her is, she hardly cries. Sangat2 jarang menangis. Every time we disturb her when she is sleeping, she just opens her eyes and start playing with us, takpon, tido balik. Tu je. Even if we are busy with our own things and she is just on her own, not sleeping, she will play with herself. Tgk sana, tgk sini, speak her own language, paddling her arms and legs.. I mean, crying is just not her thing you know. Sometimes, we have to pinch her arms or her cheeks very hard, to hear her crying. When she finally cries, we will clap our hands and laugh at her. Hahahahah. Tu pon, bukan menangis, merengek2 jer.. Haih la Darling, I love u sooooo much!! You have the main criteria to be my favourite baby; you hardly cry. Haha

Okay lah. Enough for now. Bubbye!

 

Let’s Do Some Catchin-Up #17

Hi all. Here’s a Catchin-Up entry!

Not The Curriculum Secretary Anymore!
(Yayyy meee!!!)

On last Monday (or Tuesday??), we, teachers had a meeting. The meeting was actually about the changes in our teaching timetable since our school got a new teacher. When I knew we had a new colleague, I was soo happy coz I thought she was the English teacher, but turned out that her option was Pengajian Am, means she would be teaching Malay, Civic, Music, Local Studies and stuff. This also means, there would be no changes in my timetable. I would stick to 32 periods of teaching that I was given earlier.

 

My timetable. I coloured the thing so you can see clearly the amount of minutes given to me.

During the meeting, all other teachers got to cut down their minutes of teaching. From 28 periods to 24, from 30 to 27, something like that. Honestly, mesti la rase jeles gile. Plus, with that amount of periods of teaching, I was also given few big posts such as being the curriculum secretary and the sports secretary. These two posts mang byk kerje. So, during the meeting, I voiced out this issue, saying that I couldn’t handle all this on my own (even if I could, I just didn’t want to coz I think it was a bit unfair). So, they allowed me to drop the curriculum secretary post and handed it to the new teacher! Hahaa.

One more reason I was dying to let go of the post was because I couldn’t stand working for the Curriculum boss. I mean, the PK Curriculum la. He’s just too impossible to work with, coz he’s a freak and bodoh sombong. I seriously can’t work for an idiot like him. That’s why I chose to keep the sports secretary post, coz the Koko boss is verrrryyy sporting!!!

 

Chocolate Almond Cookies
(This is the first time I baked this!!!)

Okay, so few days ago, I felt like eating chocolate cookies. So, I started googling and youtubing the best and easy recipes for chocolate cookies, and later I found this video. After watching it for few times, I rushed to the kitchen and start menyelongkar kitchen cabinet and fridge, looking for the ingredients.

Here are some of the pictures.

 

The butter, caster and brown sugar, 2 eggs and flour, mixed together.. and also vanilla extract. Tpi I didn't put it sbb dah abes.. 😦

Since I didn't have chocolate buttons at that time, so gotta make use of what I had. Haha. Korek2 fridge, jumpe this. Van Houten chocs!

Chopped the chocs and...

... put them into the mixture! I also put some almond nuts into this.

The first batch of the cookies! Haha. Ade besar, ade kecik.. I put some chocolate rice on top of the cookies..

Could see them mengembang already!

As you can see, the shape memang x cantik sbb they were not in the same sizes.. Haha

Siap!!

As usual, there’s always issue with everything that I tried on my first attempt. I think the cookies were too sweet. I think I did put too much brown sugar into the mixture. I was supposed to put only half cup of the brown sugar, but I think I put almost a cup of it. Even after I added some more flour, it was still sweet. But overall, it was okay. Next time I try baking this, I’ll make the perfect one!

 

W-Day Preparation
(The Wedding Cards)

I’ve booked my wedding cards from here. The site belongs to my school technician’s brother. It is based in Penang as you can see from the name of the website. I chose this company coz their products are sooo cheap! With that quality and that price, I think that’s a good deal. Plus, I got more discount since his brother worked at the same school with me. I mean, who wants to waste soo much money on the wedding cards? It’s not like people wanna put it in frame after reading it kan? Paling wangi pon, they just keep the cards underneath pile of bills and other letters, but most often, they just throw it out after putting the dates to their organizer. Hahaha.

 

The bride's card..

The groom's card..

*both colours are based on our wedding themes..*

They are going to post the cards on this Monday. I think maybe around next week, I can start distributing the cards. Owh, to any of you who wants the cards, you can ‘inbox’ me your address in my Facebook account, okay?

So, the cards are now settled. Hm, the catering is also now settled. Mom and dad already went to the caterer’s house and tasted their food, mom said it was delicious. I’ve got few more to handle, like the bunga telur, shoes yg x beli lgi, door gifts.. Haish.. Ponin!

 

Queensland Flood Disaster
(Owh, YES! I memang seorg Melayu yang suke amek tau hal luar daripada hal2 yg berlaku sesama bangsa kite kat Malaysia. Sue me!)

I bet the whole world knows that recently there was a very big flood disaster hit the northern part of Queensland, Australia. I was shocked when I read the news because I have never thought that this kind of natural disaster would happen to such place. It was sad to see some of the places that I was very familiar with  got affected by the flood.

I used to live in West End area, and there was few times when I took a walk at the Orleigh Park in the evening or during weekends. It felt so weird seeing now that the place is no longer a park / playground. Water was all over and the place turns to be sooo ugly! Also, when I was still working as a cleaner, we (Nurul and I) often used CityCat to go to our client’s house in (I cant’ remember the name of the place). So, from West End ferry terminal, we took the CityCat straight away to Regatta terminal every week. Sometimes, when we missed the bus from the city to go home (sbb tgk movie or stay back kat Garden’s Point campus buat assignment yg time tu dh sememangnye last minute), we used the CityCat from Gardens Point or North Quay terminal all the way to West End terminal. Sides that, we also had a very close friend in St Lucia. We used to go to his house every Wednesday night to watch So You Think You Can Dance Australia (boleh je tgk kat umah tpi time tu ade conflict ngn housemate, sebulan dua jugak la conflict tu, hahahha!). St Lucia was very near to West End actually. Both places were just separated by the Brisbane river. We just had to take the CityCat across the river to go to St Lucia. We rarely used the bus to go to his place since the journey was like, 2 or 3 times longer if we took the bus. So, we used Brisbane river a lot as our mean of transportation when we were there. Seeing it got swollen and broke the banks was really scary for me, without even having to be there.

The pictures below are taken by my ex-neighbour, Judy Tan. I used her pictures to be uploaded in this blog. Credits to her, and thanks for sharing Judy!

 

I used to jog at this park a few times with Nurul..

The playground at the Orleigh park.. Stay away from here kids!

The bus stop...

South Bank???

The street beach at South Bank.. Sikit je lagi river+beach dh nk bercampur..

Near Kangaroo Point (Sal's place).. Used to walk on foot from West End until here just to finish Photomedia assignment.. At that time, I could still see the their legs on the ground..

Gardens Point terminal. This was the terminal that we (ex-West Enders) used to get home by CityCat.. Now, it's gone.

South Bank terminal..

Can you see the van?

The highest water level..

When I was viewing all the pictures, suddenly I saw this! My former neighbour, Judy Tan with the former Australia Prime Minister, Kelvin Rudd..

Thoughts and prayers to all the flood victims.

Let’s Do Some Catchin-Up #16

Okaaaayyy!!! Well, where do I start this??

I’m gonna start with…

 

FIANCE/FIANCEE DAY(S) OUT
Yeah, this is our first time hanging out together as a ‘tunang!’ Hihi.. Soo gumbira!

Him, reading the menu at Secret Recipe

Excited seeing him! Tgk muke tu.. Xbleh bla!

Iced Blended Green Tea, Iced Chocolate, and Chocolate Cheese

Iced Blended Green Tea, Iced Chocolate, and Chocolate Cheese

Everytime dating, after/before tgk movie, mesti buat bnde ni! Lepak'ing at Borders, and read their mags!

Cover mulut, or cover perut??

Ohoho! Sempat lgi camwhoring!

I love taking his picture while he's reading the menu.. He looks soooo... serious..

I looked soo sleepy, but really, I was not!

He's ngade2 tanak pandang camera!

NIcE!

Owh!! That white teddy!!

We also did some shopping and watched movies!! It was really fun!

Next,

 

SHOPPING MOPPING
I’m gonna list the things that I have been buying since couple of weeks before, online and offline.. 🙂

Maybelline EyeShadow, Maybelline Watershine Lipstick, and Double Intense Gel Eyeliner Dark Brown from Silky Girl

I’ve tried the Gel Eyeliner, it’s like sooo cool!

Some of my make-up stuff that I brought here in Muar.. Lain2 kat umah Sabak.

Elizabeth Arden Make-Up Set! This is for next year event! Cool stuff inside! And a free red hot bag!

Take a peek!

More free bag from Elizabeth Arden!

GUESS!

Wooooo!!!! The handbag for hantaran next year! Surprise!!

Free gift, GUESS pillow!

Nice!!! Bleh letak dalam Chullie!

Pink scarf!

Black gypsy shawl..

Black cardie..

The fancy necklace! Can't resist!

I think ni je la kot…. Or maybe more.. I cant remember lah!
Next,

 

CHULLIE MODIFICATION
Haha. Xla modification ape pon, just sket2 jer. If Mr.Gonzales reads this, he would laugh his ass off hearing the BIG word modification, but the only thing yg nk modify, just nk tukar nat tayar jer. Haha. Whatever. This is just a start. Bluek!

The colourful tyre nuts... haha

The colourful tyre nuts!!

Cun! Mr.Gonzales made this research for me! Haha

I dig that white soprt rim! He said all I have to do is just prepare the money, he'll look for the best! If only la he says, 'I belanje u sport rim!' Aaa...

Okaaaayy!! So, I’m gonna start with the tyre nuts first, then the plat number, after that change the tinted, then the sport rims, last skali after dah 5 years ke, bru the engine. Haha

p/s – I’m quite afraid actually bout all the warranty stuff coz Chullie is still under Proton warranty at least for 3 years, but Mr.Gonzales said, just by changing the tyre nuts, plat number and sport rims, that doesn’t have anything to d0 with the warranty.. And… He laughed at me for worrying about that!

Next,

 

A MEANINGFUL GIFT FROM SANDAKAN
Handmade okaaay??

Thank you Waznah!!!

This very talented girl <click HERE> made me these cute little things!! I only asked for one, but she made me two!! One’s for me, one’s for him! Sooo thoughtful of you!!! Thank you again Waznah!!! Me soooo likey!!!

Okay… I’m going out now. Dh siap pon, tgh tgu Mr.Gonzales, Usher and Bob siap. I’m like so early la pulak… OH! Tomorrow kursus kawen! Haha.. Should I be excited about it?? Pfft!

Okay now. He’s calling! Babai!