Friday, September 24, 2010

Tiada yang pasti

(from google images)

.. but this too shall pass, insyallah.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The daily grind.

Since eid not a day has passed that i havent been cooking up something or other for family & friends.  golfman loves staying home & eating entertaining and i dont mind bcos it gives me great pleasure to see him so relaxed & happy :D

But its back to work again today. back to juggling between what i hafta to do & what i wanna do.

Back to reality. back to the endless hustle & bustle.

Ya rahman ya rahim.. walaupun ramadhan berlalu pergi ku mohon dibuai keinsafan & kesyahduan yg berpanjangan, agar hati ini mekar dan jiwa ini terus berbunga.

Friday, September 10, 2010

1st Syawal

Hope your first day of eid was as great as ours :D

But not too much ketupat, lemang & rendang k, nanti kena lari tak hengat punye heheheh.

Theres still loads to be done so i leave you with a couple of eid pics of the family ;p

The Family Eid 1431H

The Family - forget about formal hehehe.

My Man

My Bouncers

Missy & Cikgu

Missy & Topman

Have a great hols y'all <3

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Aidilfitri 1431H

Its almost that time of year again. the great exodus out of the cities. and probably the only time that klang valley isnt as choked up as it normally is.

For family & friends travelling back to their hometowns for raya, please dont take any chances on the roads. drive safe.. there'll be loved ones waiting dengan penuh harapan for your return.

I'll be working till Wednesday. having no kampung to actually go back to has its perks, theres no hassle of packing or travelling involved.  just the usual raya preparation. raya's eve and we're at the wet market trying to beat the long queues at  the butcher as well as the 'santan' stall lol. next will be the long hours spend in the kitchen (golfman loves to eat during raya). raya morning and we're trying our best not to drown in the sea of indons & banglas thronging the masjid negeri hehehe. then its making the usual rounds visiting family (golfman's mom & 2 of his bros are in shah alam) and neighbours. surprisingly over the years, there are more and more people celebrating eid in shah alam.

See, tak balik kampung can osso be lots of fun (yo la tu hik2) ;p

Btw, do you know what happens when you take away the 'golf' from the 'golfman'?

Heh heh heh... he becomes the Zzzz-man ;D

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri dari kami sekeluarga.  Maaf Zahir & Batin.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Close at hand

Bodyguard & constant companion.

Life in the AA family wouldnt be the same without him <3

Imam's bodyguard

Sleeping partner

I appreciate beauty & fashion as much as  the next person but i so hate shopping. in any kind of weather or any type of condition. and especially when it involves large crowds.

But its raya and the kids look forward to having new clothes come syawal, so brave the elements we did.

The massive jams, the full car parks, the long queues, the crowd of impatient people just waiting to pop a vein. heck, enough to test even the most patient of saints!! but we did it anyway. saturday saw us combing the bazaars of sacc & pkns complex for traditional malay garments and sunday was spent at sunway pyramid for the rest. yup we did it. not for me or golfman bcos neither of us really care about what we'd be putting on our backs but for the kids. its the festive season and we have after all been trying our best to conquer our nafs. surely, there is a need for celebration.

At least that part has been taken care of. i can breathe easy now thank god. bcos i really dont think i'll be doing much in the way of sprucing up the place. we're not the type to get new things for raya. i'm just going to give the place a brief once over bcos i'll be needing my energy for the almost non-stop cooking during eid. we love having family & friends over lol.. and we dont believe in open houses. it might be a convenient way of celebrating eid but it doesnt really leave much room for personal interaction.

So..... are you taking a long raya break peeps?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Please dont go

So much to do, so little time, such limited resources.

Adeh.. and i need my sleep. badly.

By tonite everyone will be home and this time they will all have to help out. during their school going years the kids only had to deal with limited duties.  i wanted them to remain focused on their studies.   maidless for all these years, i've juggled with work & housework the best i can but its time to really share the burden.. dah besar panjang pun.

Now lets see.. theres inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs.

(Pic from google images)


I'm starting to wish that ramadhan would go on forever.

Btw its been an uncannily peaceful morning. do you think that perhaps last nite was lailatul qadar?

 Surah 97: Al-Qadr (1-5)
“We have indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power: and what will make you comprehend what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and Gibreel by the permission of their Lord, on every errand: Peace…it is until the break of morning.”