Thursday, January 30, 2014

Common Courtesy

I was queuing at the Maybank Cash Deposit Machine this afternoon with Aisha. There were only 2 machines functioning (the ATM were all out of order, what's up with that seriously?) and there was a Chinese lady in front of me. On the next machine there were about 2-3 people queuing.

I was talking (oh so loudly as usual) with Aisha and then the lady in front of me said 'You may want to move to the next line because it's gonna be a while for me'

I could, actually move, but I figured:-

1) Who are you to give me order in public?
2) There were a few people on the next line, the time taken could be just the same.
3) Why sent Aisha to queue on the next line when this machine is functioning and she didn't own it.
4) How long would it really be, how many transactions were she planning actually.
5) There were also a few people behind me, should we like alll move to the next line?

So we kept on continue talking, and I think she had made about 10 transactions (if not more) so I decided for a little intervention.

'Miss, how long more do you think it's gonna be?'

'I told you to move to the next line but you refused'

'That's not the point. This machine is for public. If you think you're gonna make a lot of transactions have some civic (I was meant to say courtesy/manner but what the hell haha). Made a few transactions and move to the back, queue again.'

'But I'm in rush'

'Yeah and so am I'

I pushed her aside, finished her transactions and did my transactions which took briefly 5 seconds.

I am so sorry, I am not proud of what I have done neither do I felt heroic, but only if you have a bit of common courtesy, you would not hog to the machine as if it's yours.

Sigh, common courtesy is not that common anymore.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How to Pronouce Designer Names 101

Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal life and no time to study such things. So for anyone who has ever stumbled over Sonia Rykiel or mumbled their way through Martin Margiela, Team Bazaar has compiled the ultimate cheat sheet to help fashion fans master the dialects of the designer alphabet. Practice makes perfect...
Anna Suianna swee
Ann Demeulemeesterann de-mule-eh-meester
Azzedine Alaiaazz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah
Badgley Mischkabadge-lee meesh-kah
Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta
Christian Lacroixchristian luh-kwa
Christian Louboutinchristian loo-boo-tan
Comme des Garçonscomb dey gah-sown
Dolce & Gabbanadol-chey and gab-ana
Dries Van Notendrees van know-ten
Gareth Pughgareth pew
Giambattista Valligee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee
Gianfranco Ferregee-ahn-franco feh-ray
Hervé Légerair-vay lay-jah
Hussein Chalayanhoo-sane sha-lion
Issey Miyakeiss-ee mee-yah-key
Jean Paul Gaultierzhon paul go-tee-ay
Junya Watanabejun-yah wat-an-ah-bey
Kinder Agguginikinder ag-ooh-gee-nee
Louis Vuittonloo-wee vwee-tahn
L'Wren Scottla-ren scott
Maison Martin Margielamay-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah
Mary Katrantzoumary cat-trant-zoo
Miu Miumew-mew
Monique Lhuilliermonique le-hu-lee-ay
Olivier Theyskensoh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins
Proenza Schoulerpro-en-zuh skool-er
Roksanda Ilincicroksanda ill-in-chik
Salvatore Ferragamosal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh
Sonia Rykielsewn-yah ree-key-el
Yves Saint Laurenteve san lau-ron
Yohji Yamamotoyoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to

Monday, January 27, 2014

Artis Sangat

Siapa lagi nak jakun kalau bukan artis dari recording label tidak terkenal 2 orang kat bawah ni

Tengah kecoh-kecoh cari seat (ARTIS) tiba-tiba nampak artis 2 orang ni, apa lagi starstruck kejap, pastu mintak ambik gamba sama, selfie lagi. They are so awesome! Vote for them!

And walaupon I tak menang, thanks hubster teman I, you are the best. Love you to the moon and back.

And siapa-siapa nampak budak ni tolong bagitau dia M Daud Kilau minat kerusi dia balik.

Wah glamour sangat kehidupan seorang artis overweight.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Nasi Lemak

Sepertimana manusia normal di alaf baru ni I pon tak mahu ketinggalan daripada mendokumentasikan setiap benda yang I buat untuk tatapan dunia (dunia k feeling the world is watching you)

Selepas kegagalan memaksa Raja dan Dell untuk memujuk ibu mereka memasak nasi lemak untuk I, I mengambil keputusan untuk memandu kereta ke Old Town untuk beli nasi lemak tapi tiba tiba ting! Apakata buat sendiri.

Berbekalkan instinct I memacu terus ke giant untuk membeli bahan bahan dan pulang terus bersilat.

Masa ni laaaa rice cooker decided to rosak habis lembik nasi, sambal pulak kering, bilis tak garing, ayam lebih kunyit.. disaster!

So I pon boil water untuk buat coffee, only to find out kettle pon rosak.. I NEED COFFEEEE.

Tapi as a big girl I stood up and betulkan sana sikit sini sikit..tadaaaa..nasi lemak homemade for the first time. Sorry to say la..sedap kotttt

And now, tangan I pijar. Pleaseeeee I need helpsssssss!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Berangan Tak Salah

I was so head over heels looking at this picture. Totally an inspiration. ONE DAY I will get there.

The body, the face, the scarf, the street, the BAG (OMG THE BAG!), the jacket, especially the jacket!
ONE DAYYYYYY wait ah one day.

So I whatsapped this picture to a few people (including mother) and mother of course suggested me to buy the jacket like right now since it is currently unusually cold here in Malaysia. LOLS mada! Raja made me promised to LOSE WEIGHT first before I go and get the jacket (K FINE) but a friend from heaven sent me this

HAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHA Kau carut akak yer dikkkkkkkk jaga kau

ps: currently in love with this

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Oh my luck

When we were planning for our next trip to JavaJazz we came up with idea for a little detour to somewhere out of Jakarta. So since the tour will take longer time we resorted to go to only 2 days of JavaJazz.

Knowing that I will bug her again with my regrets for not going to all 3 days, Raja made me promised not to whine about not going for the 3rd day when the line up is out.

The line up is out, now. But not the schedule. Upon looking at the list i have never prayed any harder wishing some of the names I knew from the list would perform on the first and second nite.

But oh with my luck, Maliq, Marcel, Afgan, Dewa Budjana, Raisa, Agnes Monica are so going to perform on 3rd nite right?? Right???

My god the wait for the schedule is killllling me.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Anak Orang

Sakitnya bila sayang anak orang. Rindu sampai termimpi mimpi. Siap dalam mimpi anak orang tak kenal kita, bangun tidur terus sedih terus whatsapp umi dia.

Nasib baik umi dia sporting main angin cakap anak dia tak lupa, anak dia sebut sokmo cik nani cik nani.

I better get used to being apart from cikyam and ketimah.. lama lamaaaa okla kot.

Bayangkan one day cikyam ketimah pindah mana mana ke..memang tinggal kenangan je la kisah kita kakak..


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Black and Chrome

I am just a little bit over in love with my same old brand new baby black. With a hint of chrome.

After parted from Aaron for a good 12 days (which was when i discovered I love my car and I could miss him thatttt much) I am totally happy, over the moon to welcome my new baby, Arrogant.

Or, the full name would be, Dato' Satria Tengku Arrogant Kamil.


Butttttt of course, none of these would mean a thing without the main sponsor of the whole Aaron Reborn - my beloved Daddy. Thanks Mama and Ayah, I knew I can never be too old to spoil ;p (cue jealous brothers making annoying faces)

Spotted today Arrogant Kamil and Azhani Rose donning matching black and chrome attire. OF COURSE. kekeke.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Please RSVP

What Does RSVP Mean on an Invitation?


This is a simple answer. RSVP stands for the French phrase, 'rŽpondez s'il vous pla”t' or, in English, 'respond if you please.' This request appears on invitations for parties, weddings, and other social gatherings. It's considered polite to respond to such a request in a timely matter so the host can prepare for the appropriate number of guests.

RSVP is not normal in our culture, in fact I believe that it is new (maybe it has become famous in the past 10 years, but it's not like it has been around since forever). I somehow think that it is about time for us to be familiar with the terms and conditions of R.S.V.P.

Nobody expect you to be able to pronounce the french accent of respondez s'il vous plai't or something, but here's a thing or two you can learn and act accordingly upon receiving your invitation

1. Always acknowledge the sender that you have received the invitation.

2. If you need time to make arrangements, please take it into timely manner.

3. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS respond with YES (with plus one or not; if this option is offered) or NO. NEVER say 'ok we'll see', 'I'll confirm later', 'I'm not sure but I'll try my best' etc

4. Never burden the party host with your issues. 'Let me see if I can get anybody to babysit my baby, I'll make it to your party'. NOBODY wants to know your problem.

5. You don't have to wait until the very last minute to confirm. If you are sure that you can or cannot attend the minute you were invited, make confirmation pronto.

6. If you respond via card (that is usually provided by the host) please double check by texting/calling the host. You know snail mail isn't that reliable.

7. If you respond for one seat, DO NOT present with a plus one (or more).

8. If you have confirmed your attendance but somehow you cannot make it, PLEASE release your seat. Inform the host that there was unforeseen circumstances and you may not be able to attend. This may not be favorable by the host but at least you're doing something. Most of the time the host will believe that you have make your ultimate effort to attend but you are still not able to.

9. If you have released your seat don't take it back. Don't bother the host with your fickle mind.

10. ALWAYS present to event that you RSVPed. And do not attend the event that you have responded with no OR that you do not respond. Do not just assume that there will always be extra seat.

Since this has become a modern culture for weddings, help the host to optimize the cost so they can enjoy their big day with open heart and clear minds. Afterall, we are to attend weddings to share the Barakah of the good occasion, isn't it?

Feel free to share this with your friends. Spread positivity :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014


Bawak-bawaklah mengucap. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hati Sarat Dengan Rindu

1. Rindu Maryam, Fateemah and Ummi Maryam-Fateemah.
Walid Maryam dan Fateemah, pulangkan mereka ke Kuala Lumpur. Che Hani rindu!

2. Rindu Raja.
Kakak Raja pulangkan Raja ke KL, Zac rindu!

3. Rindu Aaron.
Ah Ngoh, Cepat sikit, I rindu itu Aaron!

4. Rindu pada kekasih. 
Kekasih tak wujud tapi rindu pada yang bernama kekasih, boleh?

5. Rindu Datuk Wira Tengku Adam Kamil.
Someone so perfect makes all the other guys seems not even ordinary.

How can someone miss this much. Lagikan yang ada depan mata pon rindu, inikan pula yang jauh beribu batu.

Balik lahhh, korang, sebab hidup tak cukup irritating tanpa korang di sisi.

ps: I really miss Aaron. Didn't know I am so attached to a car this much, i cried every night :(

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Muatan Berat

I tak tahu apalah nasib I, membawa dari 2010 sampai lah 2014, bila nak berubah nasib tayar pecah ni?

Aaron is not with me for 10 days so I have to use my brother's Viva, which he named Wahab, I named it Theo (because it's small black and fast like Theo Walcott) and 2 days together I already pecahkan tayar belakang Wahab!

What is it with me and tayar pecah grrrrrrrr.

But, BUT there's always somebody to turn the whole situation to a brighter side.

Sigh. My friends are funny. What would I do without them.

ps: Aaron is fine, just going thru some Feng Shui process. He'll be back and you'll be suprised!

pps : Kepanasan, kepeluhan, kesakitan hati, terubat, bila masuk office and guess what I received? The email that said, my leave application for next month (5 days!) IS APPROVED. Dance now!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Azam Tahun Baru

Anak Terengganu tidak betah di perantauan.

Have Momma post this through Aisha, bought for breakfast but ate for dinner.

What else? Keropok lekor? Karipap ikan? Heaven.

Tapi bila orang kata tuhla dulu dah elok-elok kerja Kerteh nak pindah KL', I krik krik je la.

Well, diam adalah pintar!

Azam tahun baru, nak banyak berdoa, sebab doa itu free.

ps: Raja be like 'kejap anak Terengganu kejap anak Kelantan, mana se mu ni? #gloryhunter'

pps : Finished reading Pilot Cafe and The Wedding Breaker over the weekend. Slow start for the new year? Well, it hasn't kick start yet.

ppps : Jangan tinggalkan auramu disekelilingku.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year Eve's Call

I was driving home back from work on New Year Eve when I received a call. It was my mom's, I thought it was the usual "Happy New Year" call. It was not.

I didn't have any plan. I am that old lady who drove back home from work on midnight of 1st January. My friend, Aisha, was the old lady who refused boring company so left her supposedly New Year eve celebration friends to go home, and another friend, Dell, was an old lady who was already sleeping when midnight struck.

So I decided we should make our own party by the mamak, so me and Aisha decided we should crashed Dell's place with teh tarik and roti canai.

Only second after plans were made, we were already on our way. My mum called.

My cousin passed away in a very tragic incident at KB Airport. He - altogether with his wife and their 3 yo daughter - were queuing for their flight back to KL when he collapsed and passed away right away.

I was driving, I had no idea what was going on. I remembered stopping by the highway for a good 15 minutes calling all my brothers, cousins and aunties (because mother was already unreachable) to confirm the news.

It was true.

We continued the 'party', me and Aisha at the Mamak struggling to find the first flight back to KB tomorrow morning on midnight with fireworks and teh tarik and my mind was all over the place. That was also the night when all the banks decided to have maintenance and OTP failed to arrive at the assigned telephone number for credit card purchasing.

I stayed up all night praying that there'll still be available seats in the first flight tomorrow.

There were. I walked in to buy the airlines tickets and just our rezeki, even minutes before the flight, they were still selling the promo price. The flight was atleast half-filled with my family only. Thanks Malindo Airways.

Whoever ever imagined they would spend their first day of the year at the forensic department and cemetery, but knowing that each and every presence of us would actually contribute strength and courage to my cousin's family, we would travel the world any day any time.

It was not a happy start for a new year, but we believed that my cousin is in a better place. He was a great person, all the wallposts on his facebook proved so. I believed his wife and family is so proud of him.

Death has never done any justice to anybody, especially not to a little girl who is only 3. But he will live forever in all those great stories we all will keep on telling this baby, and she will grow up knowing she had a great man as a father.

If you have a minute, send your Al-Fatihah to this great man, Shahiran Vijay Abdullah. We all will miss you dearly.

PS: Thanks Saa. Zac dok tahu gane kalu Saa takdok :(