Monday, November 30, 2009

wishlist

my current wishlist for Christmas (boleh tak?) are:
  • sewing machine. any brand would do for me. but of course quality itu penting. and i need a sewing machine for beginners. i plan to use it for my baju kurung, hubby's baju melayu, pillow/sofa case, langsir, quilt et cetera.
company nih tengah buat promotion mesin jahit
  • DIY sewing project books. if ikut hubby, he would say just browse the internet and print out the tutorials. but i love collecting books. and i love the feeling when i get to touch the books hehe.


  • sewing corner. or even better a designated sewing room for myself. hehe. just like these pictures.
  • laptop. ok this has got nothing to do with the sewing. i need it in between my sewing time and relaxing time. hehe. wouldn't it be great if i could take a short break from sewing and go surfing the internet. hmm??
  • sewing crash courses. if dapat enrol dalam kursus from Epal pon ok kan. tapi ade ke masanye ek?

  • more time to bead/sew. hehe. i'm currently strucked with the 'L' syndrome. the LAZY syndrome. huhu.

Monday, November 23, 2009

a very sad view of bad parenting

we were having our usual dinner of mee jawa and sate at our usual eat-out place at Sijangkang when i saw a family of four sitting behind our table. the mom was holding a newborn baby. like 1month or 2months old baby the max. their first child, i suspect is about 2yrs old sat next to the daddy. oh a very cute family, i thot to myself. after a while, i smell cigarette being lit up behind me. so i turned around and saw the daddy was happily puffing his cigarette in front of his 2 little children.

and now from a cute family, i saw disaster. danger. how can a man puff a cigarette in front of the little baby? oh i so pity the baby. he might grow up as a smoker due to his dad's care-less mind. or even worst, he might develop some kind of disease associated with cigarette smoke.

people, please have some sense in you!!

my dad is a smoker. but i'm thankful he never lit his cigarette in front of us eversince i was a kid.
my hubby is a non-smoker. this i'm so thankful for that's the no.1 criteria that i search in a husband.

to all the smokers out there...here's a message for you...

Friday, November 20, 2009

have you heard/read about dabbawalla?

i was first introduced to the word dabbawalla by a trainer in a training that i went yesterday. he roughly explained the business of dabbawalla and how great they perform everyday without any mistake. anyone of you have heard/read about dabbawalla? if i'm not mistaken, a documentary about them was done by BBC some years ago.

in Hindi, dabba means lunch box and walla means person. hence, dabbawalla means lunch box person. a dabbawalla is a person in Mumbai who works in a very unique organization or service industry whose primary business is delivering freshly cook lunch in a lunch box at customers (mainly office goers) at their doorsteps on time.this service was originated way back in the 1880. in 1956, a charitable trust was registered under the name of Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Trust.

transportation use by the dabbawallas to deliver the dabbas include train, bicycle, and even walking. the service is uninterrupted even on the days of extreme weather, such as Mumbai's characteristic monsoons



according to a recent survey, there is only one mistake in every 6,000,000 deliveries. which if you know, equivalent to a Six Sigma rating!! and to add to the wow-some, no advance technology is used in the service except for coding system. wow!! even Microsoft is amazed with their system.

ok i'm still amazed by the fact how they manage their organization without fail and could do better than a Six Sigma rating!!

go search for dabbawalla and you'll learn more about them. or go find the BBC documentary on them.



A dabbawalla in action



the coding system 


the process flow

last 2 pictures credit to Infinite Information

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

from Cherating with l.o.v.e

we arrived jengka for rahmah-chan's wedding around 2:30PM. orang dah siap2 nak lipat khemah dah haha. geng sohabat pon dah nak gerak balek ke kl. dah kol 12 baru nak gerak dr kl. gaya mcm nak gi wedding kat damansara je hehe. yang sedihnya, i left my camera in the car. so no pic with rahmah-chan *sob sob* tp dlm camera cameraman die ade inshaallah...

anyway, cherating trip was ok. we stayed at Holiday Villa. the chalet was ok. no bath tub for me to rendam-rendam. but has 2 big swimming pools to justify it hehe. breakfast was ok. the normal typical breakfast at standard malaysia hotel. the beach was not ok. tak menarik untuk mandi-manda. we were charged rm40 for dinner at one of the local restaurant along the Jln Kemaman. not delicious high price. that Jln Kemaman was very scary. big lorries travel very fast. kereta-kereta potong-memotong tanpa rasa takut.

oh hubby got the chance to revisit his alma mater; MRSM Kuantan.

ok i'll leave you with a couple of pictures.


Friday, November 13, 2009

what i learnt today at work

  1. no point (useless) of arguing with shallow-minded person eventho you are WELL-EQUIPPED with all the facts & figures. you might just stay away from the discussion and directly bring the facts & figures to a better person who has better mind & thinking. seriously it is just a waste of time.
  2. The Boss will delegate his (tedious & stupid) work to you if they think they can't perform up to the (stupid) requirement. that way, in case anything happen, all the 5 fingers will be pointing directly to you. yup, i had this moment more than once just for this week alone. baik je la trus nominate aku jadi The Boss.
so, what did you learnt at work today?

siapa dia bertha hertogh?


Bertha Hertogh (dikenali juga sebagai Natrah @ Nadra Maarof) pernah mencetuskan fenomena yang besar di Tanah Melayu sekitar tahun 1950. Jujurnya, aku tidak pernah tahu akan kewujudan Natrah sehingga lah berita kematian beliau pada Julai 2009 terpampang di akhbar tempatan. Terus aku google Natrah dan berjaya mendapatkan beberapa maklumat mengenai beliau. Kisah hidup beliau yang tragik amat menyentuh hati aku untuk terus belajar tentang Natrah.
lebih lanjut tentang Natrah di sini:

Bermula 30 Nov sehingga 9 Dis, pementasan teater Natrah akan berlangsung di Istana Budaya di bawah kelolaan sutradara Erma Fatima. Amat teruja untuk menonton dek kerana Maya Karin dan Remy Ishak dipilih sebagai tunjang utama pementasan. Jom kita pergi beramai-ramai.
 
OMG tak sabar actually nak tengok my adam hassan my tengku haidar!!! hahaha...
p/s: jgn lupe tengok Nur Kasih mlm ni :) 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

(An)Other Weekend Getaway


will be attending rahmah-chan's wedding this weekend at Jengka, Pahang. and we will spend the night at Cherating. orang kate sambil menyelam minum air la kan. wedding pon dapat attend. bercuti pon dapat. hehe.


hubby and i are not familiar with the east coast. and since the last time i was in Cherating was more than 15yrs ago, i have no idea of what to expect. ok a few questions:
1. how long is the journey from KL - Jengka?
2. how far is Cherating from Jengka?
3. what to do in Cherating?
4. which road to take? the karak highway, then??



and since this is the first time we will drive our cute-sy myvi for a long journey, i was a bit sceptical. if honda city, i'm very sure it will definitely be a smooth run. but with myvi, boleh ke die daki highway karak tu? haha...ok nisa, pls have faith in your cute-sy myvi. pretty pls!

Friday, November 6, 2009

i have KPIs to monitor...

i had my 'sweet' time with The Boss yesterday discussing about my previous half-yearly KPI achievements and current half-yearly KPI plan. this KPI achievements will be the benchmark that determines staff's half-yearly bonus & yearly increment. i am assigned to do another six sigma project *sigh*. the savings need to be realized by Jan '10. which is like 2 more months to go.

*knocking my head hard to the door* 

see, i'm the only staff in my section. all the investment work will be handled by me alone. so having this project included under my KPI is already a burden. Dec is coming soon. which means i'll be busy preparing investment budget for The Company for the next 3-4 years. and i only have a set of hand. not two. not three. on top of that, i was asked to lead another project. this time the IE project *sigh* i do not know if i can handle the ever-increasing workload.

Dear God, please give me the strength to face The annoying Boss

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Perth Trip Oct 2009: Day 5

Day 5: 19 Oct 09

Drove 2hrs up towards Lancelin Sand Dunes for some sand-boarding experience. we were the only people at the sand-boarding area. got the whole place to ourselves. yeehaa!! sand-boarding was fun. going down the massive 45 degree angle dunes was uber-fun! going up is no uber-fun. penat gile nak mendaki bukit pasir halus tuh. a warning to all of you who plan to do this activity. when going down the slope, try not to scream your heart out (read: open your mouth too wide). else, all the sands will be flying right into your mouth. free-free je makan pasir.

then, we went for fish n chip lunch at local restaurant. Lancelin is kind of dead town during the weekdays. but i bet on weekends, the town will be full of crowd.

after enjoying our day at the sandy area, we went back to our apartment and get ready for dinner. dinner at Conca’s cafe. yummylicious chilli mussels with seafood pasta, margarita cheese pizza and garlic bread. a must-try menu at this restaurant is the chilli mussels. sangat syok sampai aku carik resipi utk buat chilli mussels di rumah haha.

then we went up to King’s Park for some night photography action pack. it was freezing cold and i almost had a brilliant idea to just ditch the session hehe. but boy i was glad i joined the rest of the group. night view from King’s Park is awesome!!

went back to our apartment and headed straight to bed. letih seharian main pasir!

Day 6: 20 Oct 09

Our Air Asia X flight back to KUL is at 6:30AM in the morning. sayonara Perth! i will surely gonna miss you!






this is our ride for the entire Perth trip. loves it and am thinking of getting one haha









spaghetti with mussels in tomato sauce
chilli mussels & cheese pizza




ok this is it from me on the Perth trip report. frankly speaking, i am hoping to come back to Perth one day. some day.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

i'm in love with a girl named tammy

she has been with me since early october. it’s only been a month since we are together. yet i’ve developed much love towards her. i will wait anxiously for the clock to strike to 5:30PM coz i know she will be waiting for me at home by then. i hug and kiss her whenever i can. i now spend more time with her than hubby. she sleeps with me during the weekends. whenever she gave me that cute look, my heart melts away.

she’s my tammy...my dearest tammy...

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p/s: credits should go to hubby dearest for he loves cats so much and the feeling somehow grow in me

Sunday, November 1, 2009

refreshing...

we finally got ourselves new contact # after much delay & discussion & also hesitation. see, i've been using my old # since 2 years ago if i'm not mistaken. and my airtime will not expire until june 2010 sayang tau! hubby plak has been using his for the past 10 years. 10 years i kid u not ok!! and as much as i would like to stay with the old #, i guess getting a new one is so refreshing :) signed up with Maxis Family Plus Plan. and our # is just a single digit difference. how cool is that? *ok lame* we got free 1500 sms and 15hrs of video/voice call every month. arkk...don't u just think that it is too much for us yang always together 24/7 kan. makanya...sebelum tido harus la hubby di bilik tengah dan aku di master bedroom ber video call melampias segala rindu dendam sebelum bertemu semula di master bedroom *dasar gatal btol minah ni*

my old # has not been cancelled yet. would like to keep it forever. it just won't be as active as before coz i'm damn lazy to carry 2 phones in a single time.

ok i owed my readers
*ade readers ke?* my last day at Perth. nanti la when i finally got the time to upload the pics. rite now tengah mood ber beading :) adios peeps!