Friday, 28 September 2012

Student life begins.. again.

twisted tongue. 

Yea.. you, you, you and you will see more Deutsch from me from now on!

It's been three weeks since the classes started.

If I've been given a question '3 words to describe what kind of life do you have right now?', my answer would be 'Tiring, hectic, chaos.'

Thought doing Masters degree is gonna be a piece of cake as told by one of my senior, I doubt that, still, but double Masters degree is... INSANE.

One.  I have 7 subjects instead of 4, including one study project with JPS and two levels of German language. Yes, I have to complete two levels in one semester!

Two.  Compared to the normal Masters degree, I have 4 days classes instead of two. Can you imagine how I have to drive all the way from Gombak to Shah Alam for 4 days with that problematic car which never stop making me worried about how its gonna explode anytime, whenever I drive? Scareh.

Three.  I have to attend Biro Tata Negara and take IELTS exam, again, and obtain at least band 6.5 this time. I doubt if I can get that without retake the exam, and the exam fee is way too expensive.. Well, the only solution is, I have to do it well I guess.

Four.  About the scholarship. I don't know how long we have to wait, but why oh why, can't they just start giving us the monthly allowance at least, since we sacrificed our job for this, and we are officially broke! I don't fill fuel tank up with water!

And the fourth part is the hardest. And I'm afraid I might lose to this. This is.. very tiring. 

taken at National Library. This has become my favourite spot these days. 

But I have expected this, and I choose this way. And when I was trying to figure things out and having bad thought by doing something out of my mind, Allah s.w.t. saved me. 

I believe everything will turn out well if I stay patient and keep faith on Him. This might be a difficult beginning, physically, mentally and financially, but I believe Allah s.w.t has set up everything, better way, smoother journey towards the end. InsyaAllah..

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;       

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,        

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.       

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Welcome back to student life, to all my friends and to myself. Cheers!

Our first batch of cupcakes.

Hi peeps! So glad to say that my sister and I received first order from Kak Layla to bake 75 Red Velvet cupcakes for an event.. and we've got paid! hahaa

And during the event some people asked if we take order for any events, well, the answer is YES! 

We are thinking of having a serious business and in the midst of improvise the recipes and designs, and adding variety of flavours. Soon, soon.

We have couple of names for our brand, will tell y'all when we make it official! ;)

With love,

Monday, 24 September 2012

Jung Il Woo in Malaysia 2012.

Last Sunday on Sept 23rd, our Korean sweetheart, Jung Il Woo came down to KL for fansigning and greeting with his fans, organized by Holika Holika.

Thanks to Malaysia Jung Il Woo's fanclub, I've got free ticket to see him live! One word to describe him, kyaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh~! Oh wait, is that a word? Never mind. Well, thought I've said no more kpop or korean thingy in my life.. hmm. Sorry to say, but who can resist Jung Il Woo? I can't!

I've took 100+ photos and only selected some, but the best ones!

We arrived on time!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Ideal interior for ideal home.

When I saw these photos, I thought 'I recognize this..' but no, it was just my imagination to have this simple, urban concept for Abang Nan's apartment in Segambut, KL. Segamat is the one in Johor, don't get confused. hihii He wants to sell the house to get a new property.. and I have this little crazy thought, to buy that house from him.

I mean like, we used to stay at that apartment for a few years before we've moved to Batu Caves. I love that apartment, we all do. The best thing is that, the balcony is facing Kuala Lumpur! Can you imagine reading classical romance novel while sipping hot coffee under the night sky with the view of KLCC and KL Tower? Ouhhhhhhh.. I can! bab berangan serahkan je lalalaa.


Arghhhhhhh I want that apartment! Brother, can you give me some time, wait until I finish my Masters degree and get handsome payment, I'll buy it from you, please please pleaseeeee? well, I know the answer is gonna be, 'too late.' Sigh.

P.s. Abang Nan did offer me if I want to buy it with harga-adik-beradik-boleh-runding, and that was couple of months ago, when I was still working and earned money. Now? hmm..

P.s.p.s Well, its not like I can stay in KL after I finish my studies since I might get kick out from the city and transfer to another place to do lecture for 2-3 years. What. a. life. Yet, I still want it!

Kids these days.. Gombak style.

Gangnam Style cover by Alya and Alif. Oh my.

Sorry for the low quality video. They were actually dancing to Psy ft. Hyuna's. So Alif acted as the cute version of Psy, and Alya as the sexy Hyuna! Rrrr..

P.s. I. don't. teach. them. this. Believe me.

With love,

Monday, 17 September 2012

Abah's 70th Birthday.

Back in year 1960's, when people rarely got a chance studied in university, Abah was once graduated from University Malaya. After graduated, he married to our mother and became an Assistant District Officer in Besut for 5 months, then joined Malaysian Civil Service as PTD officer and was transferred to Kuching, Sarawak for 3 years. After few years, our family moved to New Zealand when he worked as Malaysian Student Department officer in Wellington for 3 years. 

As part of the service, he was posted as mageran officer in Kota Bahru for 3 months and then transferred as State Development Officer in Terengganu. He resigned after few years and joined ESSO as liaison officer. When Terengganu was developing as petroleum industrial state, he resigned with ESSO and involved with housing development in Kerteh. 

When economy was sliding down, that was the turning point, when he was declared bankrupt and we all moved to Kemaman and live moderately.

After what happened in the past, how time flies, today, Alhamdulillah, he is still healthy and strong. And yesterday, 16 September 2012, he turned 70 years old. We took the chance to celebrate his special day, had a Majlis Dua'a selamat and small kenduri. 

the invited orang-orang masjid and Abah's friends for Dua'a selamat.
The menus; Nasi Dagang Terengganu, BBQ lamb and chicken, potato salad.
Desserts; blueberry cheese tarts, chocolate muffins, Kek Lapis Indonesia and homemade chocolate cake.
Roti Jala, Cucur Udang, nugget and sausages for kids.
And Tapai!! yumm.
Ki with grandchildren cutting the carrot cake Adik and I made.
The cake cut. Oh my.
Someone got his wishlist pressie, Ipad! I want I want.
the little masterchef Alif was busy.. taking photos?
Its getting difficult to take his photo these days. Hold him, everyone!
Relatives and neighbours live far and nearby, came from Asar..

 till midnight!

Thank you thank you thank you for those who attended and made it a memorable one!

The siblings gathered together, contributed money, endless effort and energy and made it a success.

And thank you to 2 bibiks for lending helping hands! hihii.
WIWT; mix and match navy and dark blue with yellow mustard color blend.. Success.
Or nay.
P.s. The canopy we hired from BJEcanopy came 4-hour late when orang masjid were arrived and the majlis started in chaos. So if you're planning to hold an event, choose carefully. BJEcanopy? no longer in our list.

With love,

Friday, 14 September 2012

Last day as an engineer.

Hi peeps! So today, I am no longer an engineer, officially. Sad? Yes, but I choose this path.

I was actually ended my service with the company I worked with 2 days ago. But I was in rush to catch up the class on my last day, plus I couldn't hold my tears to think that I will soon to leave my several colleagues, and might also not be able to enter this company again, so I left early that day.

Thought there was no farewell party for me since we were all too busy. But they've been soooooo nice to me and guess what? They've all treated me lunch separately, straight for 3 days! I feel so blessed! hihii. 

On Monday, Ms Siew, Mr Low, Mr Hong, Tze Boon, Ah Sue and Ang Koon treated me lunch at Hainan Tea. Kak Ida, Kak Aisyah, Nurul, Kamal and Afiq then treated me lunch at Madam Lim on the next day. And on my final day, it was Uncle Frenky treated me Nando's together with Kak Honey. Rasa sangat disayangi! ;)

And today, boss invited me to join the company's Hari Raya openhouse. yikes!

Nurul is 7-month pregnant, Angkoon is.. forever! hhaha.
The lunch mates!
The HR people Kak Honey and Ms Oon.
Deary Kak Aisyah and Tze Boon, I couldn't stop laughing whenever he speaks Malay. Too cute hahaa.
The person who always there to listen to my nags and complaints. Kak Idaaaaaaaa.
The PPR engineers, Afiq, Encik Shukri the kindest person I've ever met, and Kamal.
With Nurul the drafter and Kak Aisyah.
Bong, boss' fav engineer, always looking good, and Ms Siew the loud but very kind accountant. hihii
Lim Iwan, boss' fav drafter, and Abang Jalil, I don't know how to describe him. Too funny I guess? hahaa
With 66 y-o Uncle Frenky, I fetched him up every morning and we went to the office together.
Ms Siew in her room. Pile of files and documents! The most important person in the company. No Ms Siew, no salary!
The drafters Nurul, Ehwan, Haziq and Rizal. Without them, no drawings produced!
My fav Kak Aisyah and pile of construction drawings to be issued. Good luck! ;)
Half of the staffs with the most selambe big boss Encik Musa.
My work station, the most favourite place among colleagues. The tidiest compared to theirs hihii.
And look, surprise prezzies from Kak Aisyah!

I've received lovely prezzies from the only female engineer left in the office, Kak Aisyah! Love the cute teddybear keychain! The recipe book is so unexpected, because there are stories behind it. hihi.. and and and.. T.O.P! homaigahhh. melting! Thank you Kak Aisyahhhh I love youuuu!

So that was the end of my 1 year, 2 months and 13 days working at PPR. PPR was my first company I worked with since I graduated. Although it was tough to cope with the working environment on the first 3 months, and somehow I felt like wanted to give up and quit, but everything changed.

I feel so grateful to be able to work and get involved with big projects, and played an important role as part of the team. I appreciate the opportunities have been given at PPR, and I've learned so many things related to the real world of engineering. I'm sorry that I have to leave the company, and I really regret leaving the colleagues. I don't know if I can get this friendly and nice environment in future.. I will miss all of you, definitely! sobs.

 P.s. Well, I think I might come back to the office to get some info for assignments. Hihii.

P.s.p.s 16x2 boxes of comot RV cupcakes I've brought for my colleagues, but one went missing! I wonder who is the real culprit.. hmm.

With love,