Friday, June 26, 2009

Are You Ready?

The pressure's on... starting... NOW!!

It has been days, weeks and months.. and tomorrow's event will decide whether everything is worth it all. What am I talking about? Yes, DRAMA.

Drama, drama, drama.. this is the competition that most schools in Sandakan is looking forward to annually. The competition is tough even on few times champion like Sung Siew, as the other schools are getting better and better every time. Do we feel threatened? Of course we do. But I hope it is for the best, not the other way around.. Anyhu, this year SMK Perempuan is the organizer and it's gonna take place in ILP (again) but in different hall, which is bigger and wider in every way compared to last year's one. It's similar to the one in Keningau - last year's state level, only better. Let's just pray that everything will work out okay tomorrow... (there were some technical probs during the rehearsal today, that's why)

What do I actually feel or think about drama as a whole? It's great! When you basically have to handle everything on your own, I must say that it can be tiring, fun, happy, exciting and frustrating all at the same time. I feel best when the 'kids' put up a good show and that everyone is giving their best efforts. By then, who cares if we need to spend 2 to 3 hours a day just to practice? However, I admit, things were kinda fucked up in the beginning, putting pressure on everyone, causing dissatisfaction and many more. But somehow we still manage to get through it. Why? Because we're in this together. United we stand, divided we fall. No matter what happens, this is my team and I really hope that they could pull it off tomorrow! We may not have elaborative or grandish props, yet they can act well, their language's good and the storyline's great - these are the things that matter most.. so, break a leg, team! I know that you can do it! We'll prove our team is the best! (rest well tonight, peeps.. that's exactly what I'm gonna do too *lol*)

P/s: All the media around the world are mourning over the death of King of Pop, Michael Jackson last Thursday.. It's unbelievable, yet that's the fact. MJ, may you rest in peace - you are gone, but definitely not forgotten..

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sakae Sushi Attack

It has been forever but I'm still not really in the mood to update much, just wanna share the pictures hubby and I took when we went out for lunch at Sakae Sushi@IOI Mall a few weeks ago right before I flew back to Sandakan. My rating: 4 stars! We are big fans of Japanese food and I must say that the food there is not bad and the price is pretty reasonable. As for the sushi, you can either choose from the conveyor belt or order freshly made ones through the cool ordering system. How cool? Well, all the tables at the restaurant are equipped with computers to speed up orders, thus improving their overall service. All you have to do is order using the system (mouse is provided okie), and it'll be delivered to you in the nick of time. This can save us the hassle of dealing with waiters/waitresses. I'm sure that this system might not be widely accepted by all, but it's okay to try something new every once in a while, is it not? Go ahead - try them out whenever you get the chance.. there are quite a number of Sakae Sushi branches all over Malaysia. Trust me, you will not regret it (that is, if it is to your liking, of course ha-ha).

what he ate- ramen something (ha-ha I forgot)

a must-order! chawan mushi - steamed egg with shark fins

a must-order number 2# - green tea

what I ate - i forgot the name but it consists of unagi (eel), onions, egg and rice..
the unagi was superb!

~Him~

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Driving Me Crazy

I'm one angry woman when it comes to driving. Driving can be fun and almost an obsession, and I'm one of the many drivers who enjoy speeding through the streets. I think majority would agree that we do it for the thrill of it or sometimes because we have always been driving that way. But there are some reasons why driving can be frustrating too, especially in Sandakan. Here are my top ten (been wanting to post these a long time ago ha-ha):
  1. The nerds drive 40kmph on the fast lane, and assume that they are fast enough.
  2. They speed up when the traffic lights turn red.
  3. They don't understand you when you beam at them. It seems like they prefer to remain ignorant.
  4. They honk you even when you've given signals to overtake them. Wtf?!
  5. They do not give signals and simply overtake you, causing you to brake abruptly (and start cursing, like me!)
  6. They brake unnecessarily. Some do that even when there's no car in front of them.
  7. They come out of the junction and straightaway drive up to the fast lane.
  8. They cut queue at the junction or traffic lights. Not to mention at the parking, too.
  9. They give you the middle finger when they feel like they're dissatisfied with you.
  10. They double park and block your car for a long, longgg time.
What can I say.. frustrating, huh? To these people who think they own the road as well as the car, and cannot ever give way to other drivers: please think before you act, you might not only risk the lives of the people in the oncoming car but also your own and those of your passengers. And FYI, we pay taxes too.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pfffttt!!

Darn it! Someone stole my flip-flop just outside my apartment! I just realised it as I was about to leave home just now. As far as I could remember, last night it was still there when I came back from school. I dunno how in the world it could have happened! Of all the other (so-called) branded shoes outside, the one that he or she took away was a cheap two-year old purple flip-flop??!

p/s: Happy 25th birthday to my best buddy, Huda Othman.. have a blast, will ya? Heart you! *xoxo*

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Life Goes On

Well, now that the wedding is over, I need to divert my attention back to my major responsibility: work. Guess the two weeks and a couple of days of holidays are simply not enough (lol!) So far work is good. Lots to do and no time to do it, but I’m still here somehow managing it all.

Anyway, I arrived in Sandakan on Tuesday night, certainly with a heavy heart. As much as I miss my "kids" in school, I find it hard to leave him, what more with seeing the sad cute lil face of him looking at me as I passed through the security checkpoint at the airport. Saying goodbyes isn't really my thing after all. Some of my students were asking me earlier whether I was feeling sad or not parting from him.. of course I do! I mean, we were too busy preparing for the receptions on both sides that we had little time to ourselves. The next thing I knew, it was time to fly back to Sandakan (and that's why for now, honeymoon is totally out of question). I must admit it was pretty hectic but I thank God that everything went well. (A lesson to be learnt: to other teachers out there, get married at the end of the year when you will have all the time in the world to prepare and savour the moment with your spouse!)

"How's married life?"

This seems to be the most frequently asked question coming from the people around me; in person or virtually, these days. Well, to be frank, I dunno how to answer this, mostly because everything else remains the same except for the fact that I have a husband somewhere across the South China Sea who needs wireless love and care from the wife who seems to be stuck million miles apart from him, and that I'm a Madam now and no longer a Miss (as quoted from my students today ha-ha but I dun care, I'm always a Miss as far as I'm concerned lalalala, read: denial). Whoa, time does fly, does it not? A lot has happened during these years, both good and bad. But, I must admit, now I'm feeling happier than I've been in a really, really long time. There's no better gift than the chance to be with someone who loves me the same way and accepts me for the way I am, no matter what it may be. Thank you, dear.. I just can't wait to live my life with you.. (now I'm missing you already!)

Seriously speaking, I envy those who have their spouses with them. Why, you may ask? Well, the Man and I, we've been together for so many years yet most of the time we're always far away from one another. Even now. Indeed, absence makes the heart grow fonder. But at times, the harder you try to resist, the more difficult it gets. Moral of the story: do appreciate the people around you while you still can. Show some love to all your near and loved ones before it's too late (thank God there is such thing called Celcom 1+5). =)

Anywayyyy, I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank those who'd come to our receptions the other day; you're such a gem for coming all the way to celebrate the merrymaking! And not forgetting our families, relatives and friends (you know who you are *winks*) who'd worked so hard to make our big day a reality.. Love you all~~~

So, what's next?

Drama, tests, exams, tonnes of paperwork and a lil bit of everything are coming my way until his next visit here some time in July. I better be prepared. (tsk.. tsk..)

Us, a week after saying our 'I dos'
Location: Tanjung Kling, Melaka, Malaysia.

P/s: Feel free to check out the wedding pics from our personal cameras at Facebook.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another Invitation

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all of you to the groom's side's reception this coming Saturday. Yeah, I know it's kinda last minute but I really hope I could see some familiar faces over there. =)

The details are as follows:

for map click here

A Glimpse

A teaser from our friend cum photographer, Mr. Hafiz Ismail taken on our wedding last Sunday. More pictures coming soon! Stay tuned! =)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Quickie

Just a quick note to say that I will be extremely busy these few days preparing for my big day which is like.. 5 days away! Certainly there are a lot of things to be done and too little time! For more information and updates about the wedding, feel free to visit our website at www.aidaikmal.com.

Till then!~