Wednesday, 4 April 2012

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 with my reading once I'd become a homemaker. And that's what I did! And ohhh I was soooo glad!!!

To tell you the truth, I was not so into Malay books, be it novels, magazines or any other light readings. I've always been buying and reading English books. I just felt that Malay books especially novels were all too sloppy and the language used was not easy for me to comprehend. Whenever a friend tried to persuade me to read Malay books, I would give 1001 reasons and excuses to say no. Sometimes I would just take the books for friendship sake but I would not touch and read them.

BUT, all that has changed. I am now addicted to Malay novels!!!!! Hahahahaaa.....

They are sooooo addictive!!!!!! Once I get hold of a book, I can't seem to let it go. I guess nowadays, Malay novels are so much fun to read and full of romance, adventure, respect and when it comes to Islamic novels, wow!!! they are simply phenomenal!!!

Now, I have my favourite Malay writers such as Norhayati Berahim, Melur Jelita, Siti Rosmizah, to name a few. Their books are great. Not focusing only on love, they are also full of reality of life, superb dialogues, simple language and I can relate to their characters and plots well.

Of course, I've not been neglecting my English books. They are still my favourites and I still read them.....

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.

Friday, 30 December 2011

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.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Catch Her!!!!!

Papa's princess.

Mama's sweetheart.

Abang's darling.

Bangah's favourite.

Bangcik's little sister.


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

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...:(

(pictures below are courtesy of

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011

Interesting Encounter

Hi there,

I love blog-hopping. There are a few blogs which I would always read once I've logged on to my computer.

Last night when I was busy with my blog-hopping activity, I came across a blog of someone familiar. This person was familiar because I thought I met her at a book carnival recently.

When I approached her booth, with a friendly smile, she greeted me. I was looking for this particular book actually, but realised that it was not sold there. This friendly exhibitor suggested that I should try and look at other booths for the book. She also recommended a new book to me. She said that it's worth it and I would not regret buying the book. Guess what? I actually went straight to the booth and grabbed the book that she mentioned.

Oh yes! While browsing through the shelves at the booth for interesting bargains, I saw at the corner of my eye that she took a picture of my children with their balloons and all. Hahaha...ada jugak yg berminat kat anak2 i tu ya..

And last night, I left a comment at her blog asking if she's the exhibitor who entertained my family and I. Yup! She replied my comment and said that she was looking at the photos taken during the carnival and was thinking about publishing my children's photo in her blog plus a caption. That said it all. She was the one, no doubt.

To Kak Azie, terima kasih kerana mencadangkan buku melur jelita tu, tgh tunggu free time utk baca ni...