Of Eggs & Specs

"Sometimes the very thing you're looking for,
Is the one thing you can't see"

Those are my two favourite lines from an evergreen "Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams. The song was a hit years ago, when I was still in my secondary school.

My husband asked me out that night. After about two weeks not being alone together with him, I guess he kinda missed the lovey-dovey dating time with me. I said okay and quickly dressed up. After making sure that I had put on my best lipstick, my right hand automatically roamed about for my spectacles. It was not at its usual location. I looked around me but unfortunately, it's no where to be seen. I got panicked because without my specs I would be just like a blind old lady.

I tried so hard to recall my last encounter with my beloved specs. I even asked my husband to help me find it. He, too, failed to retrieve my precious gem. We searched high and low. In the kitchen, in the bedrooms, in the bathrooms, inside …

Forever Grateful

Today marks the 18th day of Ramadhan.

How time flies.....

When I was around 8 years old, I felt that fasting during Ramadhan was such a heavy and difficult chore. Time moved too slow and the weather was not friendly either. Nevertheless, I enjoyed every second of my fasting journey back then. I really looked forward to break fast, sahoor and terawikh prayers. I hardly missed the terawikh prayers which were only available during Ramadhan. My parents made sure that my two brothers and I break fast on time, have our sahoor together and perform our terawikh prayers without fail.

I am forever grateful. I cannot thank my parents enough for bringing us up so well.

At present, Ramadhan just passes us by. Without realizing it, Aidilfitri is just around the corner. I told my children that when I was about their age, I couldn't wait for Ramadhan to arrive, I looked forward to it. But now, we don't have to wait for Ramadhan, it will quickly come to us and go just like that.

We have to tak…

Back On Track

Well, hello there!

It's been years since my last entry. Lost my blogging mojo somewhere....

Many had happened in my life....personally, professionally, spiritually, emotionally, mentally...gosh, the list is endless!

When I first started blogging, I only had a son...

And now, after 13 years of having a blog, I already have five kids! Four boys and a girl

I always, always have my hands full...all the time...what with work, kids, house chores, etc etc.

Ok, enough complaining...

Few weeks back, a dear friend asked me how do I define 'being successful', when do I consider myself as being successful?

I simply answered: "When I have obtained a doctorate degree, then I would consider myself as being successful".

But now, as I'm thinking further about it, my answer would be: "I would only consider myself as being successful when my children have become successful themselves".

I have to admit that as I am getting older and wiser (ehem!..), my children are alw…

My Reading Story

To me, reading can be addictive. Especially when you have nothing much to do and lots of free time. And of course, when you find a really good book to read.

I am addicted to books.

I think I've started reading as early as 3 years old. My parents told me that at the age of 3, I could already read the newspapers and my favourite books were Peter & Jane series. Ever since that time, I've never stopped reading and I would try my very best to read whenever I had the chance.

However, as time passed by, my reading habit had become less and less frequent. All due to work, family and other life commitments. For about five years in a row, I only read 1 book a year!!! That's how bad it was. When I decided to work from home, I managed to re-gain my reading habit.

Yes, once, I managed to finish up reading 6 books in 8 days! All of the books were novels of about 300-600 pages per book. It was in 2009 when I just quit my hectic fulltime job. I'd vowed to myself that I would catch up…

Used To....

There have been many 'Used To' in my life so far....

1) I used to be size 8.
2) I used to be 'very daring'.
3) I used to read before dozing off every night.
4) I used to call my mom everyday.
5) I used to enjoy listening to rock music.
6) I used to drive fast, really fast.
7) I used to eat less.
8) I used to put on make-up every time I went out of the house.
9) I used to exercise every morning.
10) I used to be quite organised.
11) I used to buy books every week.
12) I used to finish reading a novel in one day.
13) I used to play the piano everyday.
14) I used to compose songs.
15) I used to sing in the bathroom.
16) I used to take a short nap in the afternoon.
17) I used to bake chocolate cakes every weekend.
18) I used to do cross-stitch sewing every weekend.
19) I used to go shopping all the time.

Next Year

Hubby had to go outstation on Friday. My eldest son, Danish, asked me about it and the conversation went like this:

Danish: Mama, papa outstation berapa hari?
Mama: Papa pergi today (Friday) and balik next year.
Danish: Ha? Balik next year? Lamanya papa pergi...
Mama: A'ah...lama...
Danish: Papa balik next year tu bila?
Mama: Sunday.
Danish: (Confused!!!)

Haha, Friday was 30/12/2011 and Sunday was 01/01/2012.

Catch Her!!!!!

Papa's princess.

Mama's sweetheart.

Abang's darling.

Bangah's favourite.

Bangcik's little sister.

King Of Fruits

Been wanting to eat the King of Fruits for so long.

The problem is, I'm the only lover of it, hubby and kids won't even smell it...:(

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