Saturday, February 28, 2009

Girl power

... and its AH's first kick-boxing session today at the Pusat Akuatik gymnasium.

Heh, at last i got her to kick some butt hehehe!! and she decided to change her guitar lessons (that came with the package) to aerobic dance instead.

Thats even better :)

I want her exercising more to balance up with all that mugging for spm.

And the RM50 package offered by the centre which includes choices from 3 modules (swimming/dance-guitar-violin/self-defence) is pretty darn cheap :)

So, my beloved is back in moscow... talk about a whirlwind trip!!! but now at least i hope he'll have some time for sightseeing (finally) since they're probably cutting the visit short and will all be going back tomorrow.

Gawd i still turn green... no i'm not a hulk wannabe ekekeh, but green with envy whenever i realise that my other half is in moscow!!! its one of the places i so want to experience!! but at least he's there and i hope he managed to take a lot of pics (abe you did promise) to share ;)

Workout Log
AM - 4k/30mins/TSA

Friday, February 27, 2009

High density areas

.. i'm sure nothing beats density quite like china & russia.

Only in a highly populated area would one find 3 major international airports (moskva airports) in close proximity of one another and thats how it is with moscow.

Theres the:




And golfman has been to at least two (the lucky bugger) !!

He's flown off to St Petersburgh and will be spending the nite there. hope he's keeping up with the hectic pace. wouldnt do him any good to fall sick or something. and it promises to be an extremely quiet weekend back here with the lot of us.. neither of the boys will be coming home this weekend.

Just when i could certainly do with some distraction, sheesh.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

At last

... cloudy mornings but no rain, yay!!

Well we know what that means aight hehehe... look out pavement, here i come :D

Way up with the ruskies, golfman is in Rybinsk today, another city along the volga river. He must be freezing though, its snowing down that-a-way.

(from: )

The Rybinsk district population as of 01/01/2006 was 30,000.
The population of the city of Rybinsk was 214,900.
The district area is 3,141.7 sq. km. The aria of the city of Rybinsk is 101,400 sq. km.
The administrative centre is Rybinsk.
The distance from the district center to Yaroslavl is 82 km.

Rybinsk is a large industrial centre.

Workout Log
AM - 4k/30mins/TSA

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Unmet needs

.. and making do with what you have.

I need my husband but i cant have him so i need to run but i cant do that either. its been raining almost every morning since he left.

Running in the afternoon saps my energy, running in the evening/nite scares the hell outta me so....

I'm now not only needy but have also been reduced to whining.

Pathetic giler.

Someone pls help me get outta this hole?!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Moscow-Saratov : 1 1/2 hr flight
Saratov-Vol'sk: 3 hr ride.

VOL'SK (Russian: Вольск)
- A town in the province of Saratov oblast (saratovskaya oblast), western Russia. It is located 147km to the north-east of the city of Saratov and lies along the Volga River opposite its confluence with the Bolshoy (Great) Irgiz. Originating as the small settlement of Malykovka, it was made a town in 1780, first called Volgsk, later Volsk. Since the Russian/October Revolution (1917), Volsk has become one of the largest centres in Russia for cement production.

Population: 71,124 (2002 Census), 65,500 (1991 est.).

Local weather forecast Vol’sk, RUSSIA
Feb 24 2009 (as of 9 am)
Hi: -12°C, Lo:- -17°C
Barometer: 1032.9 mb
Dewpoint: -20°
Humidity: 79%
Visibility: 20 km
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: 0 cm
Wind: 7 km/hr E
Sunrise: 6:48 AM
Sunset: 5:20 PM
UV Index: 1 Low
Observed at Ersov.All times shown are local to Vol’sk.

Feb 25 2009
Hi: -9°c, Lo:-15°c
Partly cloudy skies.

Feb 26, 2009
Hi: -7°c, Lo: -10°c
Cloudy skies.


Golfman reports that its snowing lightly in saratov and although cold at -16c, at least the sun is out :) he'll be spending the nite at vol'sk.

Moving on, AH did a wondrous thing today and surprised even herself.... she took over the dissecting of a lab rat when her classmates suddenly turned squeamish on her!! she never thought she had it in her to do such a thing lol.

Maybe now she'll consider medicine.. the rat doc doesnt have too bad a ring to it hehehe ;p

Monday, February 23, 2009

In the wake

.. of his travels. ETA Domodedovo airport: 23 Feb 2009, 3pm local time/8pm mly.

Russian Federation
National name: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
President: Dmitry Medvedev (2008)
Prime Minister: Vladimir Putin (2008)
Current government officials
Land area: 6,592,812 sq mi (17,075,400 sq km); total area: 6,592,735 sq mi (17,075,200 sq km)
Population (2007 est.): 141,377,752 (growth rate: –0.5%); birth rate: 10.9/1000; infant mortality rate: 11.1/1000; life expectancy: 65.9; density per sq mi: 21
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Moscow, 10,672,000 (metro. area), 10,101,500 (city proper)
Other large cities: St. Petersburg, 4,582,300; Novosibirsk, 1,395,500; Nizhny Novgorod, 1,340,900; Yekaterinburg, 1,256,600; Samara, 1,146,800; Kazan, 1,113,600; Ufa, 1,096,600; Chelyabinsk, 1,080,000; Perm, 998,800; Volgograd, 984,200
Monetary unit: Russian ruble (RUR)
Languages: Russian, many minority languages
Ethnicity/race: Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1% (2002)
Religions: Russian Orthodox 15%–20%, other Christian 2%, Islam 10%–15% (2006 est.; includes practicing worshippers only)

Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
Kalanchevskaya Street 21/40, Moscow, Russian Federation 107078

Theres still snow flurries in moscow and its vicinity.. hope golfman stays safe & warm.

Here we go again

.. he's gone and of late, i find this yo-yo life of ours harder and harder to bear.

Its the age.

Its the changes that comes with the age.

And its also the painful acceptance of the changes.

I'm missing you as always.. and its your promises thats keeping me sane.

Monday, February 16, 2009


.. menjanjikan seribu satu kebaikan.

But nobody said it would be easy. trying to do good is never easy. trying to stay good is even harder.. you'll be tested all the way.

And the path towards a higher level of existence can be wrought with so much heartache & pain.. pain so deep and profound that you're left wondering if theres any strength left to carry on.

But carry on you will bcos jannah beckons you with promises abound.

Aku tetap bersyukur ya Allah kerana segalanya pasti ada hikmahnya. dan rahmat MU akan ku nanti jua.

When by my solitary hearth I sit,
And hateful thoughts enwrap my soul in gloom;
When no fair dreams before my "mind's eye" flit,
And the bare heath of life presents no bloom;
Sweet Hope, ethereal balm upon me shed,
And wave thy silver pinions o'er my head!

Whene'er I wander, at the fall of night,
Where woven boughs shut out the moon's bright ray,
Should sad Despondency my musings fright,
And frown, to drive fair Cheerfulness away,
Peep with the moonbeams through the leafy roof,
And keep that fiend Despondence far aloof!

Should Disappointment, parent of Despair,
Strive for her son to seize my careless heart;
When, like a cloud, he sits upon the air,
Preparing on his spell-bound prey to dart:
Chase him away, sweet Hope, with visage bright,
And fright him as the morning frightens night!
(part of To Hope by Keats)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More about

.. the hand ngeh ngeh ;p

Not again eh?!! but its a glaringly prominent thing in my life right now (cant cut off my hand and shove it into the closet now can i heheh?) sooo, yes.. again :D

More pics..



Dontcha think its a great improvement (oh and pls do ignore the urat berselirat ok), all within 12 days? seribu syukur :D

Monday, February 9, 2009

Enjoying the days

.. of togetherness with my beloved :D

Если ты любишь меня так же, как говоришь, пожалуйста будь осторожен с моим сердцем. Tы можешь взять его, только не разбей, или мой мир распадется на кусочки!

Esli ty lubish menia ta zhe, kak hovorish, pozhalusta bud' ostorozhen c moim sercem. Ty mozhesh vzat' evo, tolko ne razbey, ili moy mir raspadots'a na kusochki!

If you love me like you told me, please be careful with my heart. You can take it, just don't break it, or my world will fall apart!

Workout Log
AM - 8k/58mins/TSA

Friday, February 6, 2009


- the hand is getting better. still as hideous as ever but the pain's almost gone, which is a great relief :)

- the hubs might be having an extended stay, yehaaa !!

- mak seem a bit more settled now that mamat's gone and she can focus all her love & attention on adek.

- AH's settling well in her semi-ready room.. having the tv on helps when the next door akak has her full moon episodes (my neighbour's daughter has schizophrenia and her wails can be pretty scary in the middle of the nite).

- AF & AI's being such mature adults these days.. i'm so proud of you guys :)

Workout Log
AM - 4k/31mins/TSA

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A word of caution

.. to the enthusiasts of the habatussawda or black seed oil, pls do not apply it to burns in the hope of expediting healing. its actually 'panas' and will make things worse, as i unluckily found out. pls dont get me wrong, its great as a general remedy (the hubs will attest to that) but just not for burns.

No, never.

See, i actually burnt myself all over again. and the pain.. the pain is even worse than the 1st time. goes to show your hubby doesnt necessarily have the answer to everything hehehe (theres nothing to forgive babe.. we're in this together, for better for worse remember?!)

latest pic

After application on day 3, the initial redness slowly turned hideously blackish. its now day 6 and its still throbbing on & off. so.. just stick to cooling stuff like aloevera gel or the good doc's antiseptic cream. oil traps in the heat. the safest bet is to let it heal before trying any fancy stuff.

Dont let my experience go to waste will ya?!! bcos apart from the pain, it really isnt much fun having people throw you those unmistakable looks of distaste.

I just have a burn (even though it IS hideous beyond belief lol), i dont have leprosy.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Unexpected outcome

.. fighting the demons in my head, i ended up doing my best 4k ever - 25 mins!!

Again, lets not compare the time with anyone else's ok bcos my standards are way low hehehe, but its my personal best and to think i did it without even thinking about speed. all i had in mind was, "how the hell am i going to let him go on sunday?"

Maybe thats the key.. maybe bashing ur brains out trying to solve unsolvable problems or trying to find solutions to solution-less situations, are the answers to improving one's running time. but whatever it is, at least now i know i can still shave off my 30mins if i really wanted to :)

Abe - Для тебя, ради тебя и за тебя жизнь моя!/ Dla teb'a, radi teb'a i za teb'a zhyzn' maya! *
AF - however could we have overlooked such an important thing as the road tax?!! just imagine going merrily about your business since november lol.. lucky thing abah was checking the files and found the renewal tucked nicely in it. nanti ma cek dgn poslaju about delivery k.
AI - sorry la anak, the rihanna concert tickets are just way too steep for me to consider. beli je la vcd dia or something k.

*(translation: for you, because of you and to you is my life! )

Workout Log
AM - 4k/25mins/TSA