Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas weekend...

I'm not in the mood for typing at the moment..so let the pics do the talking for this post.

Thursday - morning and afternoon was spent in COA, so I was waiting and waiting.. 

Friday - I was supposed to be on leave but had to go to the office for a meeting, left in the afternoon to take airiel to the clinic after being bitten by a cat. This is him hugging his fave dino to the clinic 

Saturday and Sunday 
was spent in Bentong, Pahang for a kenduri. Bonda and Nenda and I and a bunch of us was doing the groundwork for the kenduri

Monday - My boys...

Alhamdulillah... until next time...

I am on leave until the end of the week and have tons of errands to run!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Airiel's 1st LRT ride

Airiel's crazy about trains. So crazy in fact, Aries and I decided to take him on an LRT ride to ease his curiosity about it.

 this is Airiel, trying to be all grown up and macho. He wouldn't let anybody hold his hand

Excitedly waiting for the train

Haha, just melts...melts me. On a separate note, the pressure is on to have another child. Erkkkk... my 1st pregnancy was quite horrific and the fact that Aries was absent has made me have some sort of a phobia to even get pregnant again. Is that normal?  I don't know...

Should I start trying? Sigh...decisions decisions...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hadramawt, Johor Bahru

On one of my recent court attendances in JB where Aries was sick, we stayed in and did something we would not usually do, we dined at hotel restaurants.

We ate at Putri Pacific's in house restaurant, Hadramawt.

I loved how rich fabrics lined the ceiling

and the walls

ambiance was warm and cozy

the decorations adorning the wall

 the tabouleh which is a must for me to each middle eastern restaurant I go to. I loved how this is sour and slightly sweet (from the onion) with a tangy taste in each bite
despite Aries' tonsils, he lapped up the bread

this was garlic lamb, to be eaten with the bread. This was hands down to me, the best dish of the night. Lamb was tender and fried with garlic and other spices. Yummy

my mixed grill. I loved the chicken and lamb but the meat kebab was a tad bit dry.

 the rice that came with the kebab. Actually all the kebabs were supposed to be served with fries but I asked for that to be replaced with rice instead. Thought it was a tad weird to be eating kebab with fries (although this was common in the UK, but hey we're in JB right?)

I was happy with the meal and would come back again.

It is a Monday with less than 2 weeks in for 2011. Have a great week ahead people!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Baan Habeebee Resort, Krabi

Ok, as I have promised Jas that I would blog about my experience in Krabi. Next up would have to be the accomodation right.

We stayed in Baan Habeebee Resort, Krabi. We loved this place. The pics are up in facebook and not here but let me share some which just shows how beautiful this place is:-

The resort is small and cozy with only 6 cottages. Perfect for couples and small families. It is 5 mins by motorcyle from Ao Nang town which I loved because I did not want to be too near the noise and hustle and bustle of the tourists. It has a lovely swimming pool.

Motorcycles are up for rent at a cheap price at the resort. The pics you see on the resort's website show exactly how the rooms are. Beautiful and tasteful.

Above all, Mac and her small team who run the place are absolute angels and will try to fulfill your every need!.

My review in Agoda can be found here.

Friday, December 16, 2011


I'm sure you're tired of hearing/reading my tirade about how much crap I endured to stay with Aries in this long distance marriage. How things were so bad at one point of time, leaving seemed to be the only option for me. How faith has managed to get me to see things in a different light. How I am still here. How we are still together and have just turned 4.

It's almost a year now since all that has passed. I am ok on most days. But on some days it is just really bad. although it is not as bad as how I would feel a year ago.

I mean, why am I complaining? Aries has changed a lot since those days. People make mistakes don't they? Why am I worried? Is it because he is genetically predisposed? Aren't we all prisoners of our upbringing? Sometimes things need to get worse before they can get better....right?

"I once read the sentence 'I lay awake all night with a toothache, thinking about the toothache an about lying awake.' That's true to life. Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief." -C.S Lewis

And the above describes it. Thinking about things doesn't help at all. And I try not to. I keep myself busy. I think about how much I love my Airiel. I think about the friends I have. I think about how I am blessed to have the greatest family as a support system. I think about how blessed I am to wake up and go to a job that I absolutely love. I think about how we were and how much we endured to be together.

But I get fickle, and I get greedy. I want EVERYTHING. And no one person in this world gets everything they want. Allah gives you something else, and takes something else away. It keeps and preserves the balance, it is the ying and yang, it is life. I understand that, and yet I am discontent.

I bought this new diary.

How the simple things in life can make you happy. 

What a year it has been. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Krabi Food [Part 1] - Frasai Seafood


As promised, updates about Krabi. Since I am a notorious foodie, I'll start with the aspects that are closest to my heart, the food!!

This is the food we had on our first day in Krabi.

I don't know what drink this is but its lovely and refreshing

Frasai Seafood stall menu

Som Tum [Papaya Salad] Hands down the best som tum we had while we were in Krabi. I was addicted to this. Masam and pedas

The tom yum which was tangy and sour and pedas. Sgt sedap!!

 Crab meat omelette. I would say its an acquired taste because the flavour combination was weird to me.

Frasai seafood is halal and is run my muslims [siap pakai tudung lagi and there was even a girl who knew how to speak fluent malay as she spent some years in langkawi working as a cook]. You can find the stall at the nopparat thara pier where all the boats stop to pick up passengers for their tour. Just keep a look out for the girl with the scarf selling deep fried goodies right at the front.

Until the next krabi update, have a good weekend everyone!!

Anecdote for Today

Look honey, when you're dead, people are 

not going to remember how good of a 

lawyer you were, how many cases you won

 or how many times your name was

 reported in the MLJ, CLJ and the likes, 

people are only going to remember how

 you were as a person, were you kind? 

were you compassionate? were you an

 asshole? were you a bully? 

...and really, from they way you're

 going, there will be really nothing nice to 

say or hear during the funeral, whenever

 that happens. So I would be obliged if you 

could take your attitude and shove it up 

your ASS. Thank you.

Disclaimer : perkara ini tiada kaitan dan/atau tidak ditujukan kepada mana-

mana pihak yang masih hidup atau yang telah mati. Saya tidak dapat membantu anda

sekiranya anda terasa.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Maksu's Surgery

Maksu's surgery is scheduled today.

Moga semuanya selamat.

Worried to death...

Insyaallah. Amin

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Poyo, Solaris Dutamas [Part 2]

My previous post on Poyo reflected on how I thought the cuisine was a bit bland.

Ok, I came back with farah shu and ordered their nasi lemak this time around.

It was not that bad and was quite yummy actually.

Would not mind going back for more nasi lemak!!. Well done

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just Nuts about Jeans (Part 3)

Bought me some more jeans:-

A pair of Joe's Jeans

A pair of Notify jeans 

A pair of Miss Me jeans

I love jeans!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We are 4..

Pejam celik, it has been 4 years since Aries held my father's hand and said 'Aku terima nikahnya....'

Things have not been easy since that day... but things that come easy for you are less memorable are they not? A favourite quote of mine on love was one that was by Louis De Bernieres, and it reflects what I have been through in so far as this institution is concerned:-

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. You and I have it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."

There were times when I knew Aries was not 'in love' with me, and there were times when he knew I was not either and was ready to walk away. But we are, 4 years later still here...together

I do not know what the future holds for us...but I hope we can still be to each other what we were when we met 7 years ago...and so much more for the rest of our lives..

He was and still is...My Only Hope..

Biarlah cinta ini sampai syurga...Amin


Is it just me, or have all the pics in my blog gone kaput?

Sheesh, trust blogger to keep my pics intact...

I am sorry to have been neglecting this space.. will post updates later.

My maids are on leave and I am enjoying some home with Airiel time...