Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Today also finally I have managed to prepare all the costumes for my little daughter, Nabila. Here in Muscat is busy with party here n party there for the kids. They like go crazy over this Halloween n fancy dress party.
She has a fancy dress party at school n two fancy dress birthday party to attend this weekend. She is very excited n looking forward to it. Not to forget Hakeem as well.. since he saw his sister has all the fancy dresses, I have to get for him one!
And last but not least finally I’ve found my novel that I’ve misplaced since last night…
Sunday, 28 October 2007
The story goes like this...
Siti berjogging di tepian pantai. Berlari bersenam untuk mengurangkan lemak-lemak yg berlebihan. And of course her hair will looked in a mess due to the fact that she really go for a run.
When she got back home, she got very upset (u can see by her face) that her hair got split ends. But no prob.. Pantene kan ada.. scene cuci2 rambut ni kena sensored lah! Later on she got her hair done nicely.
Do I look pretty? I mean my hair? Oops.. she just realize that she's late now.. Nak kena balik rumah masak ahh.. nanti Dato K mengamuk.. Maka berlari keluarlah Siti.. ala- ala cinderella
She run n run.. tapi tetap dgn gaya vogue.. oops.. sambil mengangkat kain yg labuh.. susah nak lari takut tersangkut pulak.. Maka nampak ah.. betis Siti.. yg gebu tu..
Saturday, 27 October 2007
I find that it is always difficult to communicate with him. We always have a different rhythm n tempo. But at the end we still manage to put it up right even though we have to go thru a few stages.
Recently something had happened that involved both of us. Well maybe he will say that I’m the one who initiated all this. I admitted that. But.. I have a strong base why it all happened. He knew it n everybody knows it. Just put aside who is wrong n who is right.
What I need is at least a little bit of understanding. Understanding the fact that what I am done here is not to hurt or make other people suffer. Why do I want to do such thing? Why do I have to hurt somebody that I love so much? That will be the last thing that I want to do.
I am not trying to find enemy or hate people for no reasons. I am still rational n reasonable. I am not that bad that I will always trying to find faults from others. Don’t I have a better life to do than all of these?
Please don’t just play ignorance as u yourself didn’t care about this at all. You care about it and I care about it too. It’s just that we have a different ways to show it. I didn’t ask u to go along with me but don’t judge me wrongly.
Maybe I better stop being tooooo concern to other people that I care so much. It makes u feel good if you are being nice to others but when they tend to hurt n not understanding u, that’s the part that will make u breakdown.
Maybe he doesn’t know me well enough. Take n appreciate me as who I am. As my mom used to say.. Quran buruk tak bermakna kita boleh buang dan mempersiakannya. Seburuk mana pun kita mesti jaga dan hormat padanya.
Friday, 26 October 2007
We found the first hotel apartment n stopped by to ask for the rooms. Unfortunately there were no rooms. We went to the next one, still no rooms available. The third hotel.. yes they have, one room with the rate 2,900dirham. Nobody dare to take it…
We moved on again.. n again… until finally the man decided turning back to Al-Ain. But wait.. when they called the hotel that we previously booked it was not available anymore. We had been informed that all the hotels in Abu Dhabi were full because of they were having some sort of exhibition. But don’t tell me all the hotels were fully booked???
We went again which I think maybe the 8th hotel, and it was also no rooms available. Then we decided to split four of us for the hotels hunting. Whoever got the hotel first, just go ahead to settle down. Haji sticked with us, Zahrul n Rohimi went on their own way.
After the 12th hotel that we went, we finally settle at the 3-star hotels which cost us 1044dirham. We were so tired at the time n with my hands cramped of holding my kids, I said to my hubby just go for it. That was around 3.00 am at that time. Rohimi who gave up n wanted to drive down to Dubai, finally found the hotel along the way for 1200dirham. Zahrul after went to the 15th hotel gave up finally settled down sleeping in the car.
Since we were already at Abu Dhabi, the next morning all of us went for the city tour. We drived along the corniche took photos n finally stopped over at the Marina Mall. All the moms were screaming when they saw the IKEA. Just imagine how isolated our life is at Oman… We missed our big huge mall at Malaysia n all the hi-tech gadgets..
We spent three hours there n drived back to Oman at 3pm. The journey was smooth n we stopped by at Sohar at 9.00pm for our dinner. I safely arrived home at 12.10am, followed by Zahrul n Haji later at 12.45am (they stopped by for a short nap).
Even though the journey was tiring n rushing we never complaint because it was all unexpectedly. Sometimes there are things happened as we planned n wished but sometimes there are also things happened unexpectedly n surprisingly. This is what we called fate – takdir, Qada’ dan Qadar. May Allah bless all of us..
As planned we departed from Oman at 4.00am. We arrived at Al-Ain, specifically at Prof’s house around 10.30am. I broke down n burst out when I saw kakak.. looking at her face couldn’t made my tears stopped. We cried n hugged each other. She is a very strong person. And I always pray to Allah that she’ll be stronger to face n live the life later on.
After almost 10 hours processing of documents n paperwork which involved police, authority, university n embassy Allahyarham Professor Iskandar selamat dimandikan jenazahnya dan disembahyang selepas maghrib. Another two families from Oman also arrived at that time.
We departed from the house to the Abu Dhabi airport at 8.00 pm and arrived at 10.00pm. There are four cars from Oman, one car from Dubai n the rest are from University Abu Dhabi people escorting Arwah in the ambulance.
At the airport, all the arrangement had been made by the university. They checked in the luggage n tickets n we had about one hour to chat around with the family. There were many people from University Abu Dhabi including the Vice Chancellor who also pay a visit to the family. They were there from the beginning arranging everything from Al-Ain till the end. Prof was such a good person that it will be very difficult for people to just ignore him. They have done a good job.
This is also not to forget all the efforts that had been made by the UAE Malaysian leader – Encik Hasnol who had helped to arrange all the documentations. The family finally got into the waiting hall at 12.00 am. We bid them farewell with prayers that they will have a safe journey to Malaysia n Allahyarham will be laid in rest peacefully.
Marilah kita semua berdoa semoga Allahyarham Professor Iskandar ditempatkan dalam golongan orang-orang beriman. Alfatihah untuk beliau…
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Our dearest friend, Professor Dr Iskandar Abdullah has passed away at 3.30pm UAE time today. He had been sick for the last 2 months since he moved to Al-Ain. The last time we visited him was during ramadhan. I still remember during our summer holiday back in Malaysia, he n his family visited us at Melaka. He came by to have lunch.
I feel terribly sad that he left us. Allah lebih menyanyangi beliau. Tonight all our friends gather around performed yasin for Professor Iskandar. Semoga roh beliau dicucuri rahmat dan ditempatkan dalam golongan orang-orang beriman. Al-Fatihah..
Now is 1.30am Oman time. We will be going to Al-Ain at 4.00am to visit the family. I had just finished preparing foods n things for the visit. It’s about five hour’s journey n plan to reach there around 9.30am.
Dr. Iskandar Abdullah, new Associate Professor of Marketing and Al Ain Campus Coordinator for the College of Business Administration, is a PhD holder
from the leading Smurfit Graduate School of Business in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Iskandar also holds a MBA from Central Michigan University in USA. He was awarded the high scholastic achievement award in business administration in Michigan, USA. Prior to joining ADU, Dr. Iskandar was a professor of marketing and director of graduate studies at the College of Business & Science in the Sultanate of Oman. Furthermore, he has served as a faculty member at Univerisiti Putra in Malaysia and Graduate School of Business, University College, Dublin Ireland. He is the author of over twenty published works, including books, chapters, and journal articles in addition to technical reports for the Ministry of Education of the government of Malaysia. Having earned his MBA at Central Michigan University, USA, Dr. Iskandar researched advertising, branding services marketing, media and audience studies, international marketing and consumer behaviour.
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
KABUL –– Mohammad Afzal Abdul says he has been jailed twice for playing golf: once in the early 1980s after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and then again by the hardline Taliban government more than 10 years later.
Both times he was accused of being a spy because he mixed with foreigners at the Kabul Golf Club, which sits under the steep wall of the Qargar Dam and looks down a gently sloping valley towards the capital.
Abdul, now the pro at Afghanistan's only golf club, doesn't rule out his hobby landing him in jail again.
The extremist Taliban, who banned all sport including even kite-flying, were removed from government in 2001. But now, as an insurgent movement, they often accuse any Afghan who associates with foreigners of spying -- and have killed several.
"Even right now, I feel some danger," Abdul says in a dusty room, surrounded by donated clubs for hire and caps and t-shirts embroidered with the club logo for sale. "But I won't leave," he says.
"This is a place for fun and people need it. People always need to have a good time, even during war."
Outside Abdul's office, three of his young students dressed in baggy shalwar kamiz tee off from a plastic golf mat and hit practice shots into parched bush.
One of them is 12-year-old Qadir Sarwari. His ambitions? "First I would like to play in a green place," he says.
For him and Abdul, who hopes that one of his students will one day beat him on the course, Tiger Woods is the man to look up to, his fame spreading to Afghanistan through magazines and DVDs brought over by expat players.
Abdul has a message for the star: "Please just once come to Afghanistan to play. Or invite us to your place," he says.
Monday, 22 October 2007
In Utusan Malaysia today - Siti Nurhaliza rela berbagi kasih sayang.
Waduh waduh Mak Iti.. That is what all Dato K's children call her. Finally Datuk Siti Nurhaliza has been accepted by the children. She claimed that it took quite sometimes to win their heart.
Below are some silly questions n statements that have been made. I guessed they just tangkap muat, aslong as whatever regarding Siti it will shake the world!
Question : Mereka mahu tahu rahsia Siti Nurhaliza membina kasih sayang dengan anak-anak yang sering kali kelihatan wajahnya di banyak acara nyanyian yang dihadiri Siti?
Believe me.. they had been dragged by their dad to watch the show! Anyway who doesn't want to watch free show n be part of the glamorous world? Does that means she has succeeded in winning their love?Perleeezzzz…
Question : Sudah dapat menambat hati anak-anak, ada soalan nakal yang minta kami tanyakan kepada Siti. Setelah lebih setahun masa berlalu, tidakkah jauh di sudut hati penyanyi ini berhasrat untuk cuba berbaik semula dengan wanita yang suatu ketika dahulu pernah hadir dalam kehidupan suaminya. Bekas isteri Datuk K, Tengku Zawyah Tengku Izham sebelum ini juga adalah salah seorang daripada kenalan Siti, jadi apalah salahnya kalau buangkan yang keruh, ambil saja yang jernih.
Siti didn’t want to answer this OF COURSE.. she left it to Dato K who reluctantly said “Saya tak ada masalah. Kalau berbaik pun, anak-anak juga yang senang.” Haaloooo…. You were the one who jeopardized the whole things n yet u said this. What make u think that it will be easy for them if their mom buddy with Siti. Aren’t they were close friends before n look what had happened..
Question : Apa kata suami melihat Siti di pentas lakonan? Berpasangan dengan lelaki lain pula tu, membawakan watak orang sedang asyik mahsyuk bercinta. Atau sesekali di rumah, Datuk K pun cuba jadi P. Ramlee, untuk membantu Siti menghayati watak Azizah dengan lebih baik?
Yeah.. yeah.. I bet they did that.. Dato K is a good actor anyway.
Pernah dalam jangka masa hampir sebulan, Datuk K langsung tidak menyentuh buku-buku tugasan sekolah anak-anak akibat kesuntukan waktu. Dia ditegur oleh Siti kerana melupakan tanggungjawab berkenaan. “Dia pula yang marahkan saya. Kenapa tak periksa buku anak-anak? Sebab itu saya melihat Siti dewasa. Dia tahu masa saya dengan anak-anak, dia tak akan ganggu. “Kadang-kadang dia SMS saya, bagi tahu dia bangga bila saya betul-betul beri tumpuan pada anak anak melebihi dirinya. dia tak kisah tentang semua itu,” kata Datuk K lagi.
They just will never stop n so damn proud to tell the whole world that they are really a happy, loving, perfect n super romantic couple.
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Nothing really serious actually.. it is just I’ve been thinking about my plan to go back to Malaysia for good. It’s about my child education, my house back in Malaysia n especially about my dearest father. Yes.. actually the whole thing was about my dad. No matter how hard I tried not to admit it n no matter how difficult I tried not to get involve into his life BUT me as his eldest n only daughter can’t help just to ignore it!
I believed Allah has put all of us accordingly to His plans. That’s why we have to believe Qada’ dan Qadar. And that goes to my father as well. After my mom passed away he remarried. I who was at first totally against the marriage slowly understood n accepted his new life partner. I understand that he needs a companion. My mom had been very sick for the last final year before the end of her life. My dad had really taking a good care of her.
Every child in the world wants to see their parents happy. I want to see my dad happy as well. My dad is just not like an old man that I used to know. He is now a different kind of person that I’ve known thru out my life. I can see in his eyes that he’s hiding something from all of us. We did ask n confronted him but as usual he will deny n said that he’s all right.
Ever heard the quotes ‘Seeing is believing’? Yes.. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen how my dad had been abused n treated. Well maybe not physicals abuse yet.. but mentally abused! As a normal human being n furthermore as his child u will definitely don’t like what u see. I had a few times intruded into their life but at the end I was the one who hurt more. The worst part the effects will go to my father which I hate to see it. The miserable n depressed look. I know that he sometimes felt guilty to us of what had happened but at the same time he has to please the other party.
I feel so helpless. Feel so guilty to my mom. I am not trying to play God but I always want to see my dad happy n give him the best that I could. I am far far away to reach him. I couldn’t be beside him if anything happen to him. I will never give up n stop praying to Allah that my father will one day realize the truth. He is such a kind hearted person n does not deserve at all to having this kind of life towards the last moments of his life.
Maybe I just better leave them alone. Like my hubby always says, if that make him happy let it be. I’ll be happy to do that if that really makes him happy. I have a special bonding with my dad. Cubit peha kiri, peha kanan terasa. I can leave him but I can’t be totally ignorant of what is going on.
One thing that I promise to myself n be very sure n definite, if there is something happen to my dad I WILL definitely kick her ass out from the house! This time there will be no compromise!
Friday, 19 October 2007
So I guessed today will be a bored day for all of us as tomorrow everybody will start working n schooling. Tomorrow everything will be back as routine. My morning will be very busy from preparing breakfast, packing foods for kids, make them ready n then send them to school.
Tomorrow will also be my routine to go to my club. Get myself pumping up n sweat! After 35 days break.. I am a leisure woman without exercise.. I have to double up my cardio tomorrow!
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Iranian women who won bikini contest in Houston
But that has not stopped image-conscious Iranian women and a growing number are going under the knife for new noses, tummy tucks, liposuction, lifting eyelids or breast augmentation. Art student Ziba, 25, has done nose and breast surgeries. “Now I want to be tanned and look more attractive,” she said, sitting in the waiting room of a northern Teheran spa.
In a land where unmarried men and women are not allowed to mingle and women have to respect the Islamic dress code, dentist Shokoufeh Molai spends around $1,000 a month on her looks. “I have to look fresh and beautiful to preserve my marriage,” the 35-year-old woman said. She pays around $11 dollars a session for tanning.
While applying a special $250 cream on her face with her French manicured nails, she criticised Iran’s laws for not providing enough support to women.
Under Islamic law, men can marry up to four permanent wives and as many “temporary wives”, via religious contracts which can last from a few hours to several years. Women who enter temporary marriages are divorcees or widows.
Cosmetic surgery is not limited to the affluent and has spread among lower-income families where a teacher may earn about $200 a month. “It gives me confidence to have a nice face because it is the only part that I can show off,” said middle-class housewife Hasti, 30, who sold her car to raise $5,000 to have her nose altered.
Cosmetic surgeon Mitra Khalili said botox injections were very popular even among lower-income Iranians. “Women from all layers of the society want to iron out wrinkles. It costs around $200,” said Khalili. The cost of breast surgery, up to $10,000, put middle-class Iranians off, said a surgeon who asked not to be named. “But I do at least two breast surgeries per day.”
Cosmetic surgery is not the only way to look younger and fitter. Jam-e Jam Hair Club offers “extension” for almost $1,000 to those “who want to look like western celebrities”. “I look like Angelina Jolie now. Longer, thicker hair is a sign of beauty,” said Maryam, 25, the daughter of a businessman.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
We had to go thru all the bumpy sands n I can see it’s like all the six 4WD were racing towards the camp. For the three 4WD cars that we rented they are a very experienced driver. They drive like they own the desert! As for Nazri who driven our car, he seems enjoying n showing off his skills on the sand :). But I can’t stand looking at how focussed n stiffed he was.. hehehehe.. And I bet Haji will be the same too as both of them were the first timers driving on the desert, except for Rohimi that this was his 2nd trip.
Huh.. finally we safely arrived at the camp. They have a very nice small little hut with modern facilities like electric n attached bathroom. Once settled with all the luggage n rooms, all the moms busied unpacked all the foods for the lunch. The next activities were sand boarding. The kids seem to enjoy it. Next all of us went for sand bashing by the 4WD (roller coaster thrilled n screaming session!). They dropped us up by the hill to watch the sunset n then all of us walked n slided down the hill. It was so fun n thrilling.
At night time we had dinner n followed by sheisha while listening to the Omani songs n dancing by the campfire. Then all of us headed to the open space lied down and looked at the beautiful sky. It was full with stars. It was so cold during night time in the deserts. The sky was so black n huge with lovely sparkling stars n saw many shooting stars above us. We screamed for each time we saw the shooting stars.
The next morning after breakfast we had a camel riding n quad bikes activities. We checked out n left the camp around 10am. We drove back another two hours to Muscat n stopped by for our lunch at Al-Mawaleh for the Briayani.
We really had a good time especially for the children. This place was a bit better n more organized than the one I went before except…. for the little small issues n argument that I n Rohaya had with the owner. We had being cheated. But knowing Arabs.. the kepala batu n sombong bodoh, n furthermore we are at their territory surely we will loose during this argument! Tapi takpe.. janji hati puas dapat bertekak dengan deorang!! Satisfied giving them a hard time n teach them that they can't do this to everybody! One thing for sure I will NOT recommend this place to my other friends n even for my next trip...
Sunday, 14 October 2007
In the afternoon we had lunch at Hamzah’s house. Lyn cooked Laksa Johor n Lontong. Nyam.. nyam.. Mohammad Wahibi, my hubby’s Omani colleague came by to see n gave us lamb that has been cooked in a very traditional way style of Oman. He never fail to give us that dish every year during Eid. Except this year was a bit special because he gave us goat’s head!
We all did enjoy our night. Tomorrow all of us will be leaving for our desert camping trip at Wahiba Sand. We had our ‘brain-storming’ session about the trip – what to bring, to do n not to do! All of us are so excited n looking forward for the day tomorrow. So meanwhile to all the readers.. stay put n don’t eat too much!
p/s: I hope my tummy will get better by tomorrow morning
Saturday, 13 October 2007
Kids were running around playing while moms catching up gossips n dads too (with the background music of raya songs). Not to mention some of us busy taking n posing for pictures as well. More photos will be soon updated in my fotopages. My house door bell was also non-stop with the kids around the neighbourhood came for ‘duit raya’. We thought it is only a tradition n practise back in Malaysia but it is also happening in here.
Friday, 12 October 2007
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Pengarang Hai, Huzz beritahu Niezam, bukan senang nak siarkan gambar-gambar di dalam rumah Siti dan suaminya itu kerana dia terpaksa mengambil masa yang lama untuk memujuk Datuk K.
Yang lebih menggembirakan selepas ‘cair’ dengan pujukan Huzz itu, akhirnya Datuk K sudi secara eksklusif untuk membenarkan gambar-gambar di dalam rumah mereka yang bernilai RM1 juta itu disiarkan.“Banyak barangan berharga terdapat di dalam rumah Siti dan kebanyakannya dari Itali. Datuk K sendiri yang membuat hiasan dalaman rumah mereka,” cerita Huzz.p/s: kalau macam ni lah interiornya... ada yang lebih2 bagus.. i can't see the exclusive of the house.
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
But nowadays has changed. You hardly see those pelita around the house except at the kampung area. I guess maybe it is for the safety purposes. The trend has changed now, people started to put lights – lampu lip lap I called it around the house. The lights came with different kinds of shape n design. Some of it even with ketupat design. I love to drive around at night to see houses that have been decorated with those beautiful lights.
Here in Oman you will miss all that. You can never find pelita over here. Last night my hubby n Nazri had made n effort to make our house looked glory with those lampu lip lap. They hanged it up.. up.. on the roof of our house. Now.. I can tell u that we are the only house along those streets that has those lampu lip lap..
Monday, 8 October 2007
They denied the previous interviewed. She said she didn't mind to be invited alone, it is just if she n her hubby sing together they will give a good discount package. (whatever.. like people want to..)
She told reporters that she wouldn't want to wear pants anymore in any photograph sessions. It is because pants are man's attire! Only baju kurung n those yang menutup aurat. (do you have to tell the whole world? like we care??)