Monday, December 31, 2012

Curtains fall on 2012...

It's the final moments of 2012 and so much memory have been imprinted in my life throughout this year. The ups and downs of motherhood, the loving feelings of being a wife, the warmth of families and friends, and so, so much more. Syukur alhamdulillah, praise to the Almighty for everything. :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Writer's block!

I'm currently having a so-called "writer's block". Boo hoo hoo... :p

The setting is right, the ambiance is also good... son asleep, hubby with his own work... yet, I can't seem to type up anything for my research proposal! Huhu... I've been in front of my laptop for the past 45 mins, but I've only typed an itsy bitsy eensy short sentence in my proposal paper. So, I consider myself of having a writer's block. Haha!

I am supposed to meet my academic supervisor tomorrow noon, with a nice little draft of my research proposal which is part of my preparation for my upcoming proposal defense session. However, I am stuck at what to write/summarize/etc. I have the required literature reviews and others, but I can't seem to put them nicely into proper academic summaries. Am I making much sense here? ;)

Anyways, I'm going to work on it for an hour or two more. If the "block" is still on, I guess I should just go to bed and prepare myself to be prepped by my supervisor tomorrow. Hahaha... :p

Friday, November 2, 2012

La la la...

Wow! Months without a proper post?? Haha… I’ve really outdone myself this time. I’ve been so occupied with a gazillion things that I didn’t realize it’s been months since my last proper post (about my colloquium in March! Haha). What’s been happening for the last few months? Well, like I said just now, a gazillion things. Haha! It hasn’t been that many things but feels like it (but much has happened. :p). With my active little son around, time definitely flew by quicker than it used to. J

So, my son is now close to 14 months of age. Over a year old already. J Active as ever as he is beginning to become very inquisitive and “hungry” all the time. Why “hungry” (in inverted commas)? Simply because he bites into whatever he can get into his mouth. Hehehe. Adam Asyraf practically skipped a step in growing up. He was still unable to crawl at nine months age but he could sit up well on his own and get on his two feet quickly enough as well when there is something to hold on to (be it his mama, his daddy, any person nearby or whatever his little hands can grab on to). ;) Then, just after 1 day after his 1st birthday, he started walking. Yay! Haha... Now, at almost 14 months old, he's starting to run. ;)

Anyways, a bit of this and that since March 2012... Erm, here goes:

April 2012: My 29th birthday, on the 29th of April! Hehehe... Had a family celebration, went to KL Bird Park. Very nice trip.

May 2012: Went to perform "Umrah" with my darling hubby, his parents and his aunt and uncle (i.e. 3 couples). My baby boy was left in the tender loving care of my dear parents for two weeks. "Umrah" was absolutely wonderful, truly blessed to have been there. Praying that I'll be guests at the Holy Land again with my hubby.

June 2012: Signed agreements at the Land & District Office. Oh, we bought a house! Yay!

July 2012: My poor baby boy was admitted to hospital, suspected food poisoning. 4D3N of sleeping in a ward. Lucky for me there was a single room available during admission. Pay a bit extra, but gained a whole lot more comfort than a twin-sharing ward.

August 2012: Eidul Fitri! :)

September 2012: My baby boy's 1st birthday! Yay! :)

October 2012: Office family day at Port Dickson... Much, much fun! Haha! Plus a wonderful Eidul Adha break. Took an extra off work just to spend more time at my hometown. :)

November 2012: Erm, it's just been 2 days into the month... We'll see what more is waiting. Hehehe... Erm, having my Master's proposal defense session mid this month. Erk! Not looking forward to it! :p

Here's a couple of photos, just for the sake of having photos for now... Haha!

My little hero... His oh-so-cute costume hand sewn by Opah (my mama a.k.a. his grandmama)
Hi! Adam Asyraf with his pretty cousins... Hanisah (left) & Sakinah (centre)


Just a quick (very quick) post... with just my boy's photo. Hehehe...


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1433H

The holy month of Ramadhan had come and gone so swiftly. Alhamdulillah I have been blessed to journey through the month smoothly. :)

May Eid this year be more wonderful than previous Eid, enlightened even more with the presence of my little son. :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

6 months & counting

Our little baby boy, at 6 months. :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Earlier today, I presented my Master’s level research topic to the public. Erm, well, just to related colleagues and supervisors from Razak School actually. Haha!

Anyhow, we had a colloquium session today, for all of my company’s Industry PhD and Master’s candidates. It was basically a short introduction session on everyone’s research topic. Despite the simplicity of the event, it was still a “thrilling” experience. Academicians and industry players have more or less a different level of thinking. What we may consider in the industry may not be something the academicians ponder on, and vice versa. Thus, the event was in a way, an eye-opener for both sides I would say.

What's my research topic? Here goes... "Corrosion Performance of Zinc Coated Underhood Automotive Fasteners for Local Car Manufacturer". Fuh... ;) There is a whole lot of literature review that I need to conduct, and I'm only about 1/3 of the way through with all my sources (journals, papers, engineering related books, technical info, etc gathered). There's going to be more and more to go through as well. As the academicians commented to all of us today, literature review is a continous process throughout our study duration. :) That's just a portion of the research (literature and critical review). There's all the tests and characterization as well as analysis to be done also. :p My target is to complete my Master's program by end of next year (2013). Let's pray I'll get through it and excel! :)

The next colloquium is scheduled sometime in August / September, just a few months away from now. That session would be utterly different from today's as it will be a defensive session. We will be required to be thorough and defend our research work. Just thinking about it makes me all jittery. Haha! Wish me luck! :D

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Marching into March

I practically did not post any entries at all the whole of February now, did I? Hehehe... It's been more and more difficult for me to blog anything these days. I even rarely have time to "Facebook" too. It's not that I don't have time. It's just I always end up doing other things rather than blog or FB. ;)

By the way, my son's getting more clever by the day, with new "tricks". He's just learnt to lie face down on his own and extremely excited about being able to do so. His arms and legs would flail non-stop. He even sleeps face (or should I say, cheek) down nowadays. Hehe... I'll post a photo of him in his new fave sleeping position soon. ;)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Time to sleep...

Zzzzzzz... ;)

January 2012

The month is already just over halfway through, practically in the blink of an eye, I must say. :) I'll need to get a few of my posts I've been working on complete and post in this little blog of mine soon. Hehehe... In the midst of hectic everyday life, time is available. It's just that I need to find the right time to concentrate on this blog. Hehe. :)

Last year, the biggest event for me was the birth of my son. This year, to take on a huge move on my Master's work is definitely one of the biggest event I need to get through with... especially with my upcoming colloquium scheduled in mid February. Yikes! :p

Last year I simply registered first to get a place at the university. With my pregnancy, I had excuses to move rather slowly with my research work. ;) Yet, now with baby out (hehehe), I have to find the time to get more on my research done. Yes, there is a big responsibility towards my son and hubby and family, work, etc, etc, etc, but I'll get through things, insyaAllah. :) I'm very lucky to have an extremely supportive hubby, family and friends.

To be honest, having a Master's degree is something I've been trying to achieve ever since I was in uni. As I was bonded to my current company, I had to serve my time first instead of directly continuing my studies. Now that I have a good chance of pursuing my dream, I'll definitely not waste the opportunity. :)

I guess it all breaks down to good (if not excellent) time management, support, hard (smart) work, perseverance, and most importantly, faith. I can do it!!! :D

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!

May the year be wonderful and filled with love. :D