Monday, November 30, 2009

Mundane Monday

Nothing much to update.. it's just a pretty mundane day for me.. Just stay at home on my own all day long while he goes to work. Whoa. I do sound like a desperate housewife, don't I? Hee.

By the way, Teddy the cat sleeps all day long, I don't think she's feeling that well, the poor thing. She doesn't even eat her favourite catfood. All she does is leaning her head on my feet and dozes away, turning herself into a rock of some kind. Boh-ringgg! Give me some action, baby!

I DID try to find work I can actually do to pass time, but there isn't much to do anyway. Apart from doing laundry and making the bed, I just lounge lazily flipping through magazines and surfing the net (or maybe I should join the gym? been putting on a little weight lately. tsk). I don't cook for we have plenty of leftovers in the freezer that I keep on reheating them over and over again. Yeah, unhealthy, I know. Like I care. Ha- ha.

Maybe this is what holidays are supposed to be about? Errr.....

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Feast of Sacrifice


Aidiladha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, is celebrated throughout the Muslim world on the 10th of Zulhijjah (the twelfth month in the Islamic calendar). It's most important feature is the sacrifice of an animal (like cow, goat or sheep) in commemoration of the ram sacrificed by Prophet Ibrahim in place of his son. The fulfilment of this noble command signifies his faith in Allah. So, we are all obliged to offer a sacrifice on this day in which the meat is shared with family, friends, neighbours, the poor and the needy. This happy occasion also marks the end of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mekah. This also means we get to visit each other's home and eat festive meals! Happy Aidiladha to all.. may the grace and blessings of Allah be with you always.. Have a good one this year! :)

Love,
Aida, Ikmal & Teddy


p/s: Just stayed at home on Raya day. Hubby worked, while the in-laws were on their way back to Malacca. Din even go 'balik kampung' since I just arrived from Sabah the night before. Tsk.

School Events

November has almost come to an end and although there will be no more classes for the year yet, we teachers were busy with some other things before the school closes. The highlights of the school events include dinners & lunches, award giving ceremonies, courses, administration thingies and loads and loads of packing (they're renovating the staff room etc.). There are both good and bad news; problems as well as unforgettable memories. So, where shall I start??

1. Board Annual Dinner -
The event was organized by the school board annually for all Sung Siew schools i.e. kindergarten, primary and secondary school. The food - same like the years before.. the rest was okay. The performances were great and everyone dressed up for the night.. awesome! :)


2. End-of-Year Dinner -
This was held at Ming Restaurant in Sabah Hotel recently. The Social Club is the co-organizer for this event and I must say that it was a great success since everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves that night. Good job, everyone!


3. Ethics and Etiquette Course and Lunch at English Tea House -
We had a short course on ethics and etiquette in the mini theater which includes talks and workshops, facilitated by a few teachers from SMK Batu Sapi. After that, we'd decided to have lunch together at English Tea House. The food was not that great but okay while the scenery was breath-taking. Maybe we could do something like this again next time?




4. Form 5 and Upper 6 Graduation Day -
This occasion marked the end of the high school years for the Form 5 and Upper Six students. Really enjoyed your performances on that day.. congrats on your efforts! I'd also like to thank my 5C darlings for the flowers and DIY autograph album.. you will surely be missed! All the best for SPM and STPM!




5. Excellence Awards Ceremony -
This is the much-awaited event of the year where excellent students of all forms and exams are awarded for their hard work. Kudos to all!




6. RIMUP Programme for Post-PMR students -
What is RIMUP? It actually stands for 'Rancangan Integrasi Murid Untuk Perpaduan' which aims to inculcate the sense of unity and togetherness of the different races and religions in Malaysia among the students. SM Sung Siew cooperated with SM St Michael to organize this event and thank God everything went well. I especially enjoyed the presentation of wedding ceremonies in Malaysia.. good job, Form 3 students!



November Baby


Happy 23rd Birthday, my bro, Syahir!
Wishing you happiness, good health and success throughout the year :)


The cheeky one

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Princess Kebaya Contest

Hey, hey,

Thanks to Eimy for inviting me to join this contest organized by one of her friends, Wawa. Actually, this is my first time ever joining a contest through blogs and it's 'Princess Kebaya Contest'. This contest is about finding the best model modelling a kebaya in any way that is elegant, attractive, and of course, decent. The rules and regulations for this contest are very simple. Anyone can join this contest so if you're interested, all you have to do is put up a picture of you wearing a kebaya on your blog, talk about it a bit and link the entry with the contest entry in her blog. Easy, right?

Here's my bet:


The story behind the kebaya:

Nothing too extravagant, nothing too special, just a simple orange Kebaya Nyonya with embroidered flowers matched with a tudung in the same colour, a bright bling-bling orange shawl, a denim short skirt, a pair of long brown boots and a clutch. I chose to don this outfit to a college event than the normal kebaya+kain batik combination as I wanted to try out something new and different with a hint of modern bits without forgetting the traditional shades. Stylish yet comfy and decent!

So here goes! :)

Ho Ho Ho Holidays

The much awaited long holidays are here! And I'm back in KL and am staying for at least another month or so till the new semester starts next January. Yee-haw! This must be a much-needed and well-deserved holidays for the teachers and students after a whole year of hard work and busy schedules.. thank God for that!

When it comes to hols, the frequent-asked questions would be: "What's your plan for the hols?" or "Going anywhere this hols?" or something along the line. So, what's in for me? Nothing much, really. Since he's working on weekdays, I guess I would have to find some things to do myself. I bet hanging out with friends or shopping will top the list. Hee. Attending weddings will come next. So far I've received six invitations to my friends' weddings and I still haven't decided which one to go since most of them are on the same date! If somehow, in any way, I couldn't attend yours, my apologies in advance!

Besides that, I wanna go travelling too! The not-so-good part of the plan is hubby is working and it's kinda hard for him to get leave from work so all our plans to go abroad for our first real honeymoon are cancelled.. tsk tsk. Guess we'll be travelling within Malaysia only. Well, better than none, right?

The continual rain is a real downer. I'd rather hang out at home instead.

Bad News

I didn't put high hope but I used to be hopeful and confident that I'm gonna get that transfer I'd been longing for. Too bad my application was rejected. Kinda shocking but not too unpredictable. After all, a lot of teachers applied and din manage to get through. I'd done an appeal, plus, hubby had gone to Putrajaya to do the same. Hopefully things will turn out fine. We will only know the result in two weeks' time. It's not that I'm not willing to stay, it's just that I really hope I could be closer to hubby, family and friends. The distance is killing me (my wallet too!).Well, you can't have everything in life, they say.. besides, where would you put it? ;p

If I'm destined to be in Sabah for another year, let it be.. at least I tried not to!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mad at Some Random Guy

'Dear' Random Guy@Mad Malay Guy,

I'm the lady you attacked verbally and humiliated publicly the other night and here's my letter to you. Even so, I don't give a damn whether you're reading this or not.

First and foremost, I admit, it was my fault for not giving signal when I wanted to make a turn at the junction. But I had my own reasons. It was purely out of confusion. I missed the junction that was why I made a quick turn without giving the signal. Who would've guessed your wife and kid were crossing the road in total darkness? The one thing I don't understand till now is why would you want to be furious like a mad man as if I HAD run into your wife and kid when you attacked me verbally as I was about to get out of my car. You purposely waited for me to park at the supermarket parking area, didn't you? And then you grabbed the door, and yelled at me as soon as I stepped my foot outside, still clueless about what happened..

"EH LADY, HOW DID YOU DRIVE YOUR CAR HUH?!"

"What are you talking about? I don't understand."

"YOU ALMOST RAN INTO MY WIFE AND KID YOU KNOW, AND NOW YOU WANT TO PRETEND LIKE YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HUH?!"

"I almost ran into your wife and kid? You mean the lady and kid who were crossing the road in the darkness just now?!"

"DON'T YOU KNOW HOW TO GIVE SIGNAL HUH LADY?!"

"I didn't see the road just now, I just turned, okay?!"

"FUCK YOU! IF YOU HIT THEM JUST NOW DO YOU WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE?!"

"Eh, mister, what's with the 'F' word.. Come on, nothing happened right.. why do you want to make a big deal out of it? What do you want me to do? Apologize? Ok, sorry.. satisfied?"

"HOW VERY RUDE OF YOU TO SAY THAT! DO YOU WANT ME TO SLAP YOU ON THE FACE?!"

"Eh, fuck you lah mister, do want to pick a fight with me?? If you hit me, I'll report to the police!"

**started to get pissed with the rude guy who dares to call me rude**

"GO AHEAD, I'M NOT AFRAID.. I'M GONNA WIN ANYWAY!!"

"You? Win? In your dreams! Look here, nothing happened to your wife and kid.. but if you hit me right here right now, I will sue you for harassment and assault!!"

"RUDE, RUDE, RUDE!! FUCK YOU, MOTHERFUCKER!!"

"Whatever!!"

**then people started to gather, security tried to drag him away, his wife came over**

"YOU DIDN'T GIVE SIGNAL JUST NOW, WATCH OUT HUH!! DON'T TRY TO BLAME MY HUSBAND!"

"Oh, you're the one who was crossing in the dark just now huh?!"

"IT'S THE ROAD, OF COURSE I CAN CROSS IT ANYTIME I WANT!"

"You think it's your father's road? You can walk in the middle of the road to your heart's content??"

"ADMIT IT, YOU'RE GUILTY!"

"So what?? Even if I'm guilty then your husband can come and attack me just like that? Think, who is actually rude now?? Can't he talk to me properly, reminding me nicely? He's a mad man!!"

**the husband interrupted while he was dragged away by the security**

"IF YOU DARE, CALL YOUR FATHER, HUSBAND, FIANCE, BROTHER TO SEE ME TO SETTLE THIS!"

"Go to hell!"

With that, I drove away. I trembled as I was steering the car. I never thought I would do such a thing. I never thought YOU WOULD DO such a thing. I never thought I could manage a bully and a hot-tempered person like you. Obviously, you're still young and immature, Mr. So-called Good Husband. I'm not sorry if one day, you'll be killed by your own temper and that your wife and kid(s) are hit by other cars if you still don't wanna learn from this case. I admit I'm at fault in the first place, however that didn't give the rights to anybody, especially you, to attack other people just like that. That would be 'rude' like what you've told me several times. Besides, have you seen people getting fined for not giving signal (unless it causes accidents, of course)? You easily say you want to slap me like it's something normal for you.. what kind of a person are you anyway? You're some random guy who is in need of anger management, mister.

With that, I end my letter. I don't regret my action for I believe in the truth, even though it was unheard of. You, on the other hand, can say whatever you want to say and do whatever you want to do. I just don't care anymore.

p/s: People kept on asking me to be patient.. But if I didn't speak up for myself, who would?


Yours truly,
The Lady you humiliated and attacked

p/s: Pheewww.. ! That was a long one!!~