Thursday, June 30, 2011

The 'Bersih' furore

I am apathetic to all things political.

My dad may be somewhat of an opposition activist, as some would call him. But I see him as something different.

He has worked, all throughout his life to help people in need. I have seen him help people all across religion, race and without due care or regard to their political inclinations. He is a devout muslim and so, I believe deep down, he feels like he must align himself to a political party which he can identify himself with. I believe that he truly believes the cause for which he contributes every ounce of his energy to. And for that I respect him as I cannot imagine myself doing or believing in anything remotely close to what he has accomplished.

But the reality is this. The people in his own party do not appreciate him. His values and work (for which he asks for absolutely nothing in return) are shunned by people who has agendas and political motivations and inclinations of their own. These people do not care about anything else but how they can reach the top and they do that by hiding behind their kupiah's and tudung's and by reciting the holy words of Quran but that which does not ring true in their hearts. Do they care about making things better? They DON'T. Do they care about you and me or other issues plaguing this society and country. They DON'T. And another reality is this, it is these kind of people, who always win and get the upper hand. And for that I respect my father even more, as it bothers him not one bit, and he continues carrying on his work and mission to help others.

From him and what he has gone through, I learned that power, money and fame runs in the veins of every political party, ruling or opposition aside.

So do I agree with Bersih or  care about the rumours of its cause being politically tainted? I am apathetic to their cause. This means it makes absolutely NO difference to me. The difference I see and feel is the kilos of rice, oil and eggs handed out to every single mother in Puchong and other areas by my father every week, every problematic teenager counseled by my father who has turned a new leaf and every student who was given financial help by my father who has now made something of themselves. That is what matters to me. Their tears and gratitude. They make the difference. Not any political party, not any over-idolised individual with their own agendas.

Do I agree with the Bar Council and its support for it? I believe that the Bar Council should remain over and above all political inclinations and instead look after the interests of its members.

But what is happening in this country is disturbing me right now. I am a citizen of this country, I should have the right to assemble in a group, walk peacefully and show my disagreement towards something. That is my inherent RIGHT. Whether I exercise that right or not, is completely up to me. But should I exercise that RIGHT, no act of violence should be imposed on me.

It is not the idea of clamping down on 'Bersih' which is upsetting me. It is the idea of taking away a RIGHT which was given to me by my forefathers who marched and walked and obtained independence for this country from colonial rule. It is the idea of telling/instructing me the way I should think, they way I should act, the way I should dress. This is NOT the democracy which our forefathers fought for with their tears, sweat and blood. They would shiver in their graves seeing at how this country has been torn apart.

The action by the current administration in respect of the Bersih issue is merely a symptom of a more disturbing desease. And what disturbs me more is that I do not knowwhat that desease is.

At the back of my mind, I have that nagging feeling that something has been taken away from me. Something which I know is mine. That RIGHT.

I shudder to think what right will be forfeited next. We will all see...yes we shall.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pepper Raz's, Solaris Dutamas

Farah Shu and I ended up at this place when we were just walking around, looking for a new place to eat.

This was what we ordered

They gave us some poppadoms with a mint dip while we were waiting for our order 

The assorted bread basket we ordered.. bread was fluffy and delicious 

This was Farah Shu's mushroom. It was absolutely delicious

Paneer Butter Masala (yummy and very unhealthy). Hehe 

 My chicken tikka was moist and full of flavour
Dhall. I'm not a fan so I did not eat any.

The total came up to about RM80++ plus drinks. The food was absolutely delicious but the servings were rather big, I think it was enough for four persons and not just us 2. Anyways, farah shu ended up taking them home to her mum sbb banyak leftovers.

I would definitely come again. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

On the Table, Solaris Dutamas [Part 2]

Ok, blogger pics up and running. So here are the pics from On the Table for your pleasure. Sorry about the quality but I am no photographer ok?

My TT Texas Burger featuring a 150 gram beef patty. Yummy... 

The Basciola...featuring loads of mushrooms, truffle oil and baby garlic. Extra yummy!! The chilli flakes were added by Farah Shu herself

If you are at the Solaris Dutamas area, the restaurant is not to be missed ok? Prices are a bit steep but is totally worth it. Chef Wan must be proud of his son!!

Hehe, happy Friday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Excuse Me!!


I forgot to tell you guys about an incident which totally pissed me off on Saturday.

I was there to pick up my in laws balik dari umrah.

Aries, being the smarty pants (and perhaps too used to be able to park anywhere he wants in JB without repercussions [do not ask me why]) parked at the drop off place at KLIA while he looked for the in laws.

Airiel was sleeping on my lap.

Suddenly pak cik p*&%s ketuk my car. I wind down the windows and the pakcik p)&^s bellowed (and i mean bellowed and for this reason only I shall be using caps lock in my fonts to represent how he spoke) "AWAK BOLEH BAWAK KERETE KER? LAKI AWAK MANA? AWAK TAK BOLEH PARKING SINI LAH!!!!"

To which I answered 'Sorry encik, hasben saya parking sini sekejap saja sbb nak ambil mertua saya balik umrah, saya call sekarang suruh dia gerakkan, jap ye encik'

And you know what pakcik p^%$s said? He bellowed "SAYA TAK KISAH APA SEBAB AWAK PARKING SINI, UMRAH TAK UMRAH, SILA JALAN!!"

Sial punya pakcik p$#%s, his bellowing woke Airiel up!. I lost my temper and told him 'I already called my husband to move the car, what about the 1000 cars that has parked behind me and in front of me, why dont you tell them move? why do you have to scream so loud so as to awaken my son, why don't you have any manners at all?'. And he just blinked and started getting angry (on top of the already angry shouting). Ehhh please lah, so you're a c!@, you're not used to having people talk back is it? You're used to having people so deadly afraid of you, begging you, pleading for your mercy? Tolongla jangan saman tuan...tolongla this, tolongla that... so you can sesuka hati jerit kat seorang ibu yang sedang menidurkan anaknye ke? Kalau isteri kau yang kene baru kau tahu.

Weii, tak matila aku kena saman dgn ko pun, aku memang suka contribute duit kepada raja (and by that I mean the collossal new palace the government is building, I mean itu memang duit cukai dan saman aku la kann) dan negara.

And then Aries came, and the c@$ was babbling at Aries. And then Aries actually said to me 'Jangan nak cakap macam org pandai dengan p^%$#, jangan nak pepandai, Cakapla elok-elok'

And I was like, what the fish? First of all, he was the one who parked at the drop off which I would never do. Always park at the car park to avoid this from ever happening.

Second of all, the #$%@^&man was downright RUDE. I know it was wrong to park there. I told you elok elok I would move the car, why the FISH would you need to scream to me for sampai bangunkan budak kecik dari tido? TAK BOLEH CAKAP ELOK ELOK KE WEII? MAK BAPAK TAK AJAR NAK CAKAP BERSOPAN KE? You want people to be polite to you, you have to be polite to them as well la kan. Ain't a one way street mister.

You know if I was a ^%P or some D#@ or some shit like that, I know for a FACT that the treatment would be a 180. They'd probably call me Puan and kiss the freakin ground I walk on.

Blardy hell.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On the Table, Solaris Dutamas

If you are a fan of flogs (food blogs) you know that there has been nothing but praises for On The Table with the head chef being Ridz Redzuan, Chef Wan's son.

I have been here quite a lot because I work in Solaris Dutamas, and I have to tell you, this is absolutely true.

When I went there for dinner with Farah Shu, a colleague of mine. They were having some kind of dinner promotion. Buy one main course from their menu, choose another main course offered in their promotion for free!!!

So my friend chose the Basciola and I choose the TT Texas Burger.

I am bugged because I can't post the pics up all of a sudden.

But the food was good! I have eaten the Basciola time and time again here and am never disappointed and the TT Texas Burger was juicy on the inside.

It was just a great eating experience. Will come again, as usual.

Will upload the pic once this blogger thing works again. Shesshh I promise...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jar of hearts

This is my current fave song, I liked this before it became such a meteoric hit. The lyrics touch me...
Although I am comfortable with how I am feeling these days and the healing process is moving along, the lyrics was once 'me'.

And I think this song applies to everyone, family members who takes advantage of you, friends who do not appreciate you, spouses who betray you, bosses who undermine you. It is an empowering song indeed. At least that's what is was for me.

Jar of Hearts

No, I can't take one more step towards you
Because all that's waiting is regret
Don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I love the most

I learned to live half a life
Now you want me one more time

Who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Who do you think you are

I hear you're asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

I learned to live half a life
Now you want me one more time

Who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Who do you think you are

It took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
Because you broke all your promises
And now you're back
You don't get to get me back

Who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Dont come back at all

Who do you think you are.....

Here is the video clip of the original song and the song on glee

Glee version : -

Original version: -

Poyo, Solaris Dutamas

Went here for lunch with a colleague.

Welcome to Poyo, Simply Malaysian

 A colleague of mine had this bihun sup and said it was bland...its as if no salt was put in at all

 My fried paru was ok, but then it could have used a little more salt
My nasi ulam was fine, with the potent sambal being the highlight of the dish

It was not all that bad, but was not great either. What I liked about the place was the nice and cozy ambiance.

So if you want Malaysian dishes toned down to perhaps suit the tourists or the many expats that roam this area, this is the place for you.  

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Irony of it All...

'The irony of things..., how you were there for people when they had nothing but dreams... And you gave everything you had for them so as to make their dreams come during that time..they looked at you in the eye and promised you everything... And now that they do have everything, their dreams now a they could turn around...look at you straight in the eye and tell you that they have nothing... Its the irony of it all... '

Ayah, I hope I will never forget what you have done for me...I pray to never be an ungrateful child.

Happy father's day Ayah, Aries...

'Our mothers...their love makes us believe we can reach the sky....
and our fathers..their love lets us know that we can reach the sky at its highest point..and fall from it without any fear... for they will always be there to break the fall..'

P.S - These quotes are mine so that's why I am not crediting anyone for them...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My precioussssss

Just like that character in the Lord of the Rings, name just slipped my mind la plak... i have my precioussssss...


 The new stabilo felt tip series...slightly thicker and has lovely colours

The 'Green' pen series...need to find more colours

 The original stabilo 0.5 fine tip

My random collection

My pilot series..

As you can tell by now.. I am obsessed with coloured long as they are ink pens...I absolutely need them for my work. After reading 500 pages of a documents, marking them in black and white is just so boooooring..!

I know I should stop...but honestly I want moreeeee hehehe...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Never Take Things for Granted

Aries says I am paranoid...

I get scared when he does not pick up the phone or do not reply my smses, sometimes panicking and getting scared.

Same goes with Nenda, Bonda and Atuk.

I will always be the first to apologise when I have a fight or misunderstanding with Aries and familia.

I always pick up phone calls from Aries and familia no matter where I am or how busy I am. If  I am in Court, I will get out and answer the phone. If I am in Court and can't step out to take the call, I will sms and ask them what's up.

I think the little things in life are what matters most to me. Taking time out for the people you love is what is really important.

I remember an event which happened when I was 7 years old. I had a fight with Maksu after our fruit picking session in the UK. I (or rather we) refused to talk to each other and did not want to sit next to each other. I sat next to Bonda instead. 20 minutes later, the accident which changed our lives happened. I never heard her speak again (Maksu can no longer speak due to her accident). Not a day goes by in which I do not think about how stupid I was... and not a day goes by in which I do not regret having that fight with her.

I promised myself from that moment on to cherish all the times I have with the ones I love. You think bad things will never happen to you or to the ones you love.... but they do. I have lived through that nightmare and have experienced the burden of regret which no one can shoulder with me.

And so... I fuss about the details. I stress the importance of talking (and by that I mean having a meaningful conversation) with Aries and my familia every day. So what if I think I was not wrong in a fight with my loved ones? I apologize first anyway... I think that doing so is a sign of strength... and not weakness...

I do what I do only out of love and the fear of being left with a memory that I wish I could change...

So readers, if you had a fight with your loved ones, pick up the phone right now and apologise, for you might not have another chance to do it... tell your loved ones you love them, for that might be the last time they hear it...  and live life today to the fullest, for you may not have tomorrow to live it...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Me and the Music

I have always been an avid music fan. Those who went to UITM with me will know this. Back then (darn it, was it that long ago?) they were no mp3 players or they were just too pricey (Nenda refused to buy me one I think) so I brought along my casette player and a barrage of cassettes to law school.

It was not uncommon for the person sitting next to me to be so annoyed because the music coming from my earphones was just too loud. It was also not uncommon for me to drop the cassettes in my folder on the floor as I was switching cassettes during lectures (sorry, unimates!).

I listen to all types of music, so long as it touches me. I have come a long way from my Uni days and no longer carry cassettes around. But I buy cd's when I think the music is something which I like. Recently I bought these 2 cd's:-

I have been a longtime fan of Britney, I mean say what you want but she has defined the music of my generation. Her first single, Hit Me Baby One More Time came out when I was in my early teens and I have loved her songs ever since. But this album is strictly for the clubbers out there. I expected a mix of fast beats and slow ballads, but there was none. It was just a fast paced album throughout. In that sense, I loved her previous album 'Blackout' so much more.

I am not a GLEEK and do not really watch the show, but I have to admit that I like the warblers and their version of 'Teenage Dream'. I also like Glee's version of lucky and some other songs as well. So I bought this CD.

But the best music which I have heard from so far comes from this album:-

This is Adele 21. I just took a pic of the back cover just to show you the songs. What a voice!! But as I was comparing the songs she sang live on youtube and the way she sounded on her album, I must say that her live singing is so much better!. My and Bonda promised each other that if Adele ever comes to Malaysia, we will go and watch her! haha, my 1st and only concert which I will ever go to! Haha.

So please Adele, please come to Malaysia!!!


Thursday, June 9, 2011


I know that the title of my post is that of a Rihanna song, but I am disturbed. I have been busy with work...and have not had a chance to blog about what has been bugging lately but lest I go insane with all these thoughts in my head, I might as well do it now.

I'm sure everyone has read about the girl who has said 'saya sudah what kalau takde dara at least saya ada maruah diri...'. I have read the post and have read the comments to her post. I have to admit that I did not really feel sorry for her apparent lack of tact and judgment (I thank God the world wide web was something rather new at the time when I was 14...god knows what I would have blogged about kan???...) but I was disturbed. I was disturbed to finally see the very 'real' fact that our younger generation are now having sex or experimenting with sex at such an early age. I was not surprised though, as throughout my years in the UK, I knew for a fact that the girls in my school would start having sex at that age..some as early as 13 even. But I am disturbed even more that this is happening in Malaysia.

Flashbacks of incidents of parents scolding teachers for disciplining their children in recent years suddenly flashed through my mind. I have a nagging feeling that one has something to do with the other but I can't put my finger on it. Is it a sign that most parents of this generation believe that their kids can do no wrong? I don't know. All I know is what I have experienced myself and I remember my parents telling my teacher in front of me during the beginning of every school year 'Cikgu pukullah dia kalau dia buat salah, jangan sampai patah tulang sudah dan janganlah pukul kat kepala'. And that was when I realised the respect that I must give to my teachers....for my parents does not believe in hitting their children to advocate discipline, and yet they expressly gave the mandate to do so to my teachers. I don't know whether the same respect is accorded to them by the parents of today.

I am disturbed by the fact that a newborn baby was thrown off from the 5th floor of a building and has its brains splashed out on the street. I am disturbed by the fact that post mortem results indicate the baby was alive when it was thrown off. And reading that piece of news reminded me of that 'saya sudah main' girl...because I realise that baby dumping stems from this 'experimenting with sex' wave that has taken over the younger generation of this country by storm.

I am disturbed because I do not know what is causing all of this..and without that knowledge I am thus powerless to stop it.

I realise that with the feeling of being disturbed, I am actually feeling something else... and that is FEAR. I fear of the surroundings that my children will grow up in. As a parent I am deadly afraid because I do not know how to protect Airiel and my future kids from any of these influences.

I shall sleep now and hope for a better tomorrow. But I know that it won't be the case. That baby will still be dead, and that girl will still have no shame over what she did....

And this fear just grips my heart to no end... sigh

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paella Obsession

Ohh, remember my previous posts where I posted a pic of the paella from Olive, Damas?

I think that place has started by paella obsession.

I mean, I went to Comida, Solaris Dutamas yesterday and ordered yet another Paella.

The clams were sweet, a testament to their freshness. The rice was fluffy and flavourful... just scrumptious!

Yumms and yumss

P.S - This is yet another post while waiting in Court. This time in the Court of Appeal.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Down with Flu

I'm down with a flu...

You wanna know why?

I am going to hibernate now and hope I will feel better by tomorrow.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fendi Ikan Bakar, Kelana Jaya

Ok, next week is going to be a busy one, so might as well write about what we ate this weekend.

I used to go here with Bonda back when I was preggers with Airiel, tapi dah lama tak pergi. So on saturday, bila dah lapar...i told him..jom try this place and off we went.

I had the pari bakar set 

Aries had the ayam percik set 

Kerang bakar cili pon ada 

Kuah asam pedas dan air asam untuk pencicah...

Food was yummy!!! Would definitely go there again.

Apalagi friends...head on over there. It has a red colour sign and is sorta behind Giant KJ. 

Have a good week ahead!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Online shopping excursions

So, its been a while since I blogged about my online shopping...well, that's because I have not shopped as much...been a bit busy with much so the only thing I have managed to do is mark items which have caught my eye.

I had some time after finishing the appeal submissions/core bundles mania which is fixed for hearing next week. So I clicked and clicked away!

Aren't the patterns just gorgeous! Willl go well with my dark washed jeans and a cardi! These are from Nashmia

A nice white top from Strut This Way, and last but not least....

My faves fresh from the oven from my fave blogshop, Attire's Attic

Drop by the above blogshops for more pretty stuff readers!

Have a good weekend!