Saturday, October 31, 2009

Holland Fabric House giveaway!

Another giveaway I've stumbled upon today... Yay! :D Thanks to for the info. I absolutely love the items from the shop. The link's on the photo below. :)
I wonder if I could win this one?? I'm really into fabrics and buttons nowadays. Cross my fingers! :)


I was blogwalking and stumbled across this site, There's a wonderful fabrics giveaway going on! Hope I'm not too late to join, as it ends at midnight...yikes! I'd love to win! :)


My dad just sms-ed me... He and mama have safely arrived in Mekah (Mecca) late last night. Alhamdulillah... :D


I just went on a shopping spree for my handmade crafts last weekend! Yay! Spent quite a bit (a lot?? Haha!) of money, but am really happy with my items... Will be working on a few projects... Wait & see, ya... Amateur at this... ;)

Sweet Mango's Game... Tulips & Buttons, please! :)

Though most of the time I stay quiet, I love blogwalking. :) I stumbled across this one unique blog that I like a few months back, but haven't gone back for some time. Ooops! :p

Suddenly, I remembered to visit her blog again. Hehehe... and she's having a giveaway! Yay! Sweet sweet mangosteenskin... :)

Aren't the ones in the photos just too cute?? I'd really love my own signature stamp of tulips and buttons...pretty please... :)


Lolitas... hehehe... :D

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Orange Range...

Trying my luck at making a bookmark charm...hehehe...

Got the metal bookmark from She's got lotsa nice things on her site. :) The others (metal charms, plastic beads, artistic wire) I got off from The people there are really nice and efficient. Pleasure dealing with them.

Oh, the book I used as "model" is called "The Face of Death" by Cody MacFayden. I love his books, got all 3 of them. Excited about his next book, entitled "Abandoned", due out in stores here in Malaysia sometime November 2009! Yay! :D

Monday, October 26, 2009


Alhamdulillah, praise to the Almighty God, my parents are able to perform their pilgrimage this year. They went last Thursday. I miss 'em already! ;)

I've had a pretty full week due to that, among others. My parents held a gathering (doa selamat) the weekend before they went. I even managed to get myself hurt during the preparations! :p We were setting up the guest tent when one of the poles accidentally fell on my left feet. Ouch! Still hurts a little, even after over a week now.

Whatever it is, I am very thankful to God that my parents are able to perform this wonderful ibadah. To all family and friends who have wished them well and sent them off with prayers and safe journey, I can never repay your kindnesses.

The pilgrimage (Hajj) is one of the five Pillars of Islam. It is a religious practice for all Muslims that have the capacity to do so (health and sufficient funds, etc). It is not strictly compulsory, but made a choice for Muslims to either perform it or not, depending on their individual abilities. I've already opened up a Tabung Haji account, the moment I started working. However, it was only last month that I registered for Hajj. :p I pray to God that my funds will be more than sufficient soon enough, for I would love to perform Hajj in my lifetime. :)

Whatever it is, I pray for my parents' health, so that they may perform their ibadah as smoothly as possible, and come back here, insyaAllah. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Yum! ;)


The internet connection's so *tut* (:p) these past few days! Last week it was my PC, now it's the connection. Urgh! I've been wanting to update this little blog of mine for ages...but the connection's been bad. It has only started to be acceptable starting midnight. I'm damn sleepy already right now.

A lot have been going on for the past 11-12 days. Will update again later (hopefully... :p)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Something's definitely not right with my PC, and internet connection. It seems that the USB channels of my PC are kinda rebelling against me. Huhuhu... I can't seem to plug-and-play anything to it. When I tried my external drive on my office PC earlier today, it was OK. However, my home PC is acting up a bit. :p

Can't even transfer photos from my camera to my PC. Huhuhu... I so wanted to share the items I've gotten by post last week, as well as the bookmarks I've made using those items. :p

Urgh...guess I'll just share the photos another time. Same goes with my internet connection. It seems to be going "on and off" on its own tonight. Urgh...annoying.

Let's forget about that for a bit. All in all, I had a pretty good day today. Just got news that my parents will be going to Mecca next week, for the pilgrimage (Hajj). Alhamdulillah...praise to the almighty God. :D

That said, I need to go to bed soon. I'll be attending a technical seminar on polyamide (nylon) tomorrow, in Petaling Jaya. Going there together (car-pool) with a colleague. We're supposed to meet at the office around 7am...which means I need to leave home by 6.45am. Yikes! Gotta wake up early. ;)

Friday, October 9, 2009


I'm on medical leave today... huhuhu... Nothing serious, just got a swelly thumb/palm from an insect bite. I didn't think it'd be so bad, to the point that the doctor told me to take MC from work. Got an injection too. Huhuhu...

OK, it's getting a bit too tedious to type using just my right hand. :p

Actually wanted to update with my items that have just arrived all in total yesterday evening. But I guess that'll be for another entry... ;)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It's been a pretty full day at the office today...really tired. Something pissed me off quite badly today. The last straw was that someone misunderstood what happened, and I just don't know how else to explain to her. I told her that didn't say anything like what this one guy said to her, but she doesn't seem to want to believe me...

Why did the guy have to say such things to her, when I didn't say anything like what he said I did. Maybe he just wanted to joke around with her, but in the end, she must've misunderstood the meaning and thought I meant to cause her losing the spot. Argh! It really pisses me off, when I'm the one who's supposed to be irritated with things... The things that she said hurt my feelings, and she wouldn't really listen to things I was telling her. :( Does she think only she has feelings?? I'm also a victim here, ok?? Why can't she understand?? I can understand her anger / distress, but why can't she understand mine??

I just hope tomorrow things will be well... Office drama is really something I don't want to have. Things are tough enough right now... I just want to get on with my work, do well / wonderful at it, and produce good / great results. There's so much to learn, and I wouldn't want itsy teeny weeny tiny things getting in the way... I learnt to survive during my early teenage years, and God-willing, I will survive thru my hardships... Everything has a reason for happening, and I believe that God will not help those who do not help themselves.

Ok, for now, I'd better get off to bed. Work awaits in the morning... :p

Monday, October 5, 2009


It's arrived... and it's absolutely gorgeous! :) My first cabochon ring has arrived today. Yay!

Head over to Stephanie's blogshop for all sorts of handmade wonders ( Her accessories are beautiful, and she's lovely to deal with. :D

I wore the ring to my friend's open house earlier tonight. Well, it definitely got some attention. Hehehe... Hope Stephanie will come out with more rings such as these. Unlucky for me, she had quite a collection before this, but I'm a little too late...all sold! Oh, my friend is also starting to get into Stephanie's items... She says they're all so nicely made. Classy and elegant. :)

Feeling a little impatient / excited right now... Just found out that a few of the items I ordered last week have been posted, will probably get my hands on them tomorrow (or Wednesday)! Yay again! :D


The office is super cold today. My fingers are almost ice cold as I type these words, letter per letter. :p To add to that, the office is rather empty. Huhuhu... Only about half the ladies at my office are in. The other half aren't here to various reasons. There's 10 of us ladies in total, among the 40 males working in this section. Only 4 are here right now...

OK, getting back to work. My mind just wanted to wander off of work for a couple of mins (and forget the cold, cold air-cond!), relax my thoughts a bit before I get back to my reports. ;)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Argh! Battery ran out!

The semis yesterday was great! My friend and I got to the stadium quite late due to heavy traffic, etc (halfway thru the 2nd set), but we still managed to enjoy the game. The 3-set game was won by N. Davydenko from Russia against R. Soderling from Sweden. Both players had their own style and of course, fan-base. Hehehe... My friend and I just supported both! ;) Again, thanks a bunch, kak Zen for the tix! :D

The only thing that annoyed me during the match was that my camera battery ran out! Hish! I was so absorbed in the match that I didn't realize that I hadn't turned off my camera for quite some time while the match was going. Huhu... The couple of photos below were the only decent shots I got of the players before my camera went out. :p



Oh, the finals today was played between Davydenko and Verdasco. It seems that Davydenko has won the game in 2 sets. :)

Went to my friends' houses today... 1 to see her newborn baby, and another house just for visiting during this festive month of Syawal. Oh, in between that, attended a friend's wedding too. She looked absolutely gorgeous. :) Congrats, Nadya, on the wedding!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


For the 1st time in my life, I watched an international tennis match live, all thanks to my boss! Hehehe... She got a few premium tickets for last night's quarter-finals (at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil). Me having nothing planned last night, I went with her and a colleague of mine. :) Oh, it's an ATP World Tour series - PROTON Malaysian Open 2009.

The match was between F. Verdasco from Spain and R. Gasquet from France. It was a really, really good match. Loved every moment of the match. It was a definite plus point as both players were good looking and really nice to watch! ;) Anyhow, a few photos from last night (Verdaso wearing the orange shirt, Gasquet in white)...

My boss is unable to go watch today's semi-finals match. Thus, lucky me, I got her 2 premium tickets! :D Yay! Thanks, Kak Zen! Can't wait to go... The match is at 2.30pm.

At the moment I'm waiting for my friend to get here, and we'll be going off to Bukit Jalil together. I wonder whose match I'll be watching... Davydenko vs. Soderling or Verdasco vs. Gonzalez?? Regardless, I'm sure any match would be great to watch. :)

Oh, 1 more thing, I'm actually in one of the photos on the website (accidentally :p), behind Verdasco and the little boy taking a pic with him ( Just to show how good the seats we got last night (and for afterwards... hehehe)...

Friday, October 2, 2009


Erm, how do I elaborate on this? The truth is, I've dropped the programme since last semester. :( Too much hassle, with the administration... not with my supervisor. My supervisor and I have an understanding of how to work things out together, in terms of my research work and all. However, administration issues made me become demotivated. Heck, after about 2 semesters (going to 3) of going back and forth to settle matters within my department, I decided to call it quits. I do not like to quit on things I've started on, but regarding my Masters, at that time, it was best to stop for a while.

Maybe the issues had a reason for happening. The unjust termination, missing documents, me not making copies of the approved and later missing documents, quarrel between the lecturers, etc. At the same time, work was getting a bit way too much for me, and I really was moving slowly (though steadily) with my research work.

Yet, fear not, I still have a deep passion within me, to proceed with further education. Hehe... Maybe it was destined that I quit my Masters last semester, to have other chances in life. I will hold a Masters degree one day. :) Currently, I'm looking into several universities which offer Masters degree in Materials Engineering. At the same time, also surveying for any scholarship chances, to help me out with my proposed study. If not in biomaterials, I am definitely interested in advanced materials such as composites. Engineering Management sounds good too, right?? Hehe...

OK, getting back to work right now. ;)

Quality Time

On Sunday, I spent time with my sister. Yay! It's been such a long time since we've gone out together, just us two sisters. The last time was over a year ago... before she was bed-rested for 2 mths and gave birth to the triplets. So, it was really nice to spend quality time with her. The triplets are left at my kampung (Lunas, Kedah) for the week, so they could spend some time with my parents. :)

About our Sunday outing, we only meant to go to the optometrist, to make a pair of glasses for my sister, and do some groceries shopping. However, we ended up (window-)shopping and chatting from morning till late afternoon. ;)

I managed to buy some nice items, too... items that I've been wanting to buy for some time. They are...

Ready-made window curtains. They were sold at a pretty low price, the pair costing me only RM 70. I couldn't help but to buy them! :p (well, the curtains in my room really needed to be changed, anyways. Hehe). I like simple designs. Since my room is already quite a mess and filled with this and that, I thought a simple, light checkered curtain would suit it nicely.

A couple of cotton prints, for my next handmade project... My sister likes the one on the left most, with the yummy strawberries...

Also bought some other items (zippers, tiny ready-made flower ribbons, bright colored ribbons, soft foam, etc) before the Hari Raya break, for my upcoming handmade projects. We'll see later what I'll make from them, ya. :)

I'm currently waiting for my orders / reservations for some really, really nice DIY stuff to arrive, most probably next week. Ordered them over a few Malaysian-based blogshops. Can't wait!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


After such a long holiday (1 full week!), getting back on track at work seems to be such a burden. Hahaha! Still, work is work...and neverending at that too. :p These few days, the office seemed extra cold (well, the air-conditioning was somehow set at 21 degC...bbbrrrrrr...). :p

Anyways, here's a few photos taken during last week's break. busy playing with my nieces and nephews, and entertaining guests, that I didn't manage to snap more photos. Didn't even have a photo of my self and other family members in our Raya garbs. :p The photos were taken using my mobile phone camera, so not the best of resolutions. ;)

The triplets watching TV... guess who is who. (Even I can't recognize which one is who, looking at their backs. Hehehe...). The boys just had their hair cut by my brother-in-law the week before, since their hair was becoming too "disorganized". The boys also seemed to get their fingers tangled with the curls, during their "hair-grabbing" sessions - play time, fight time, I-need-to-grab-on-something-while-I-try-to-walk time, etc.... Hehe...

Little Fahmi and Mak Usu (I am the youngest from 3 siblings = bongsu = usu, as I am tenderly called by my nieces and nephews)... I managed to snap a quick self photo of him with me, before he "ran off" to play with his brothers. :)

The Hari Raya break was definitely memorable. Not a day left doing nothing. :)

Ok, this post has been pretty long (well, a bit long with the photos! Hehe). So, next post will contain other stuffs. ;)