It's madness, this iPad 2 phenomenon. I don't know how Apple did it, but it worked.
For iPads, many of us have been queuing up forever and coming out of the store with a triumphant smiles plastered on our faces. How many devices can do that to us, let alone to the majority of us?
I was lucky this time around I went into the game prepared due to the endless wait. Otherwise I would have been in the queue too since any more waiting would have cost me my life ...Lol...
After managing to secure a booking with EpiCentre in IOI Mall, Puchong. I bided my time... After finishing work on the day of launch, I headed straight for IOI. When the sales guy opened up the box for me to put on the screen protector, the feeling was undescribable. My wait was well worth it.
I got for myself a 16GB Wifi 3G unit in black. For me, that's good enough I guess. At least that's what I think NOW...hehehe... When it comes to gadgets, I'm never too sure with myself...:-D From the reading I have done, Malaysia is one of the cheapest country where you can get an iPad 2. So worked out well for us who have been waiting for so long huh?
Anyway, so far, the iPad 2 has proven to be a good investment for me. Love the feel, the power to be connected at all times, the ability to be organized and do some work even when I needed to. Games are not for me though. Have never played any, not even on my iPhone or any other phones. So life is good for now.
Am a proud owner of an iPad 2, with frequent trips to Machines and epiCentre in between for accessories. It'll die down at some point...this madness but till then... :-)))
Apple iPad 2 Official Spec and Features:
* 33% thinner and 15% lighter than original iPad
* Dual Core A5 Processor
* iOS 4.3
* 9.7 inch display (not retina display but same as original iPad)
* Front and rear facing cameras
* Rear facing camera with 720p HD video recording capability
* FaceTime and PhotoBooth
* 10 hours of battery life
8th of May comes again. A day celebrated for all mothers for the sacrifices and hardships that comes with the territory of being a mum.
Being a mum made me understand that all is not a bed of roses. Children don't come with manuals because every one of them is different. The process of getting to know their uniqueness is called parenting. It made me understand that learning does not come from us only, we as parents also learn from our kids. The refusal to learn from our kids will only result in frictions, which, if not dealt with correctly, may result in a lifelong of frictions and may even cost us their love...
Understand, and accept them for who they are and you may get all the love in the world that can last you a lifetime all the way to your grandkids. I'm no expert, but I do know how precious love is. One day, you'd like to know in your heart that you have no regrets in bringing up your kids.
Happy Mother's Day all... :-)
Again, it's just a matter of personal opinion and preferences...Okay I'm off to another drama journey...See ya...Saranghabnida! :-))))
* It runs in the family too...At least the ones with small eyes like me...Haipp u there, is that a smile I see...? Sepet pun sepetlah...:-)
|After stitches done...|
|3 days after...|
No, I did not go anywhere, overseas or under the sea. Was right here all along, have just been busy with other priorities in life. Have a pending post I have wanting to write...So tunggguuuu...:-)))
Well hello everyone...! :-))) I'm blogging live from Gua Musang, Kelantan. Have been here since Oct 24th...So it's been what, a week plus? Oh my, it was initially very hot during the day, and bloody cold at night. On top of that, we are given accommodations at Rumah Tumpangan Mei Hwa, I call it. Damn, can't the company get us a more decent place to stay with so many other choices, we got among the worst...:-( But I'll live as I always do, some have even taken the extreme measures of shifting to another hotel on a self-paying mode. I don't have that luxury, so Rumah Tumpangan Mei Hwa it is...LOL
Sweet... That was my first thought of Kelantan food. Almost everything is sweet, even the sambal tumis...! It has been quite a long week for some of us. Not only because of the food. But it seems that the culture of the food business is that everyone seems okay with the late service, no matter how long it takes for the food the reach the table.
Impatient KL people like us would sigh at the slow service and the wrongly taken orders by the waiter or waitresses. Mostly due to the language barrier, we usually ended up with teh o when we order teh ais or as they call it here, teh beng. A kopitiam shop here is now well-known for its slow motion service. Funny but the locals do not seem to mind...:-)
I miss my hot chocolate...Huwaaa...As a colleague says it, can't wait to go back to civilisation...LOL. No offence Gua Musang folks, it's just that we are used to certain luxuries in life...be it small ones :-P
I did go around the town to learn and see new things...meet the people. The are actually quite friendly, though it takes me some time to figure what they are saying...LOL...
Meet us in www.oigalas.blogspot.com for more boring stuff on the by-election and campaigning...:-P
|To be visited soon....:-)))|
One of the main reasons I ‘jumped’ into a different field about a year plus ago was my passion for writing. I have always had English as one of my easiest subjects to score during my schooling years.
Blogging started just after Arwah passed away, and carried on until now, although I am sometimes pressed for time, I always have this place called a blog to write about things about my life, things that I go through and things that matter to me.
And of the things that I have always regretted was not being able to be a frequent blogger. And by frequent I mean, a blogger that blogs almost everyday, provide updates often to make readers to come back for more. Working at the same time, can be a bugger to writing since it’s not my primary source of income.
I have been told by a friend to start writing.It is actuall y a dream come true, really. But yet, I hesitate…
Now, if I were to blog on a personal blog, it is okay to make mistakes, and even write about things that’s trivial to many, yet, what the heck, it’s my blog…:-) But writing as in writing for a bigger audience such as the newspaper readers…that thought alone is enough to make me shiver…LOL…And being in the publishing industry, I feel like anchovies in the sea of jaws…so to speak…
But Whatever it is, I will definitely give it a try. And I hope, it’s good enough :-) I really do. In layman’s term, I hope I don’t screw up big time…haha
So friends, share your thoughts on my writing, constructive criticism if you can… in short actually I’m trying to find the nudge that I need to have, as a friend keeps saying…”START WRITING!…” LOL…Man, that guy never gives up! I hope I’m worth his trouble though…:-)
So see ya guys around…and this time I will say… look out for me in print sometime next year ya? Next year is a loooonngg time to go….(Stalling) LOL…
You know sometimes when you notice a kid in a party or a gathering somewhere that steals the attention of everyone by doing something that nobody else would do...? Well in this case, that boy is none other than Zamir Asyraaf.
This incident, or rather accident actually, happened last Sunday at Auntie Mira and Uncle Em's open house in Kemensah...Ibu is still red in the face remembering that incident...haiyoh...!
We went there before heading to Acik Eina's house for a gathering and it turns out it Auntie Mira made a cake for Abg Emir and wanted to celebrate it with the kids around. So we stayed a while longer for Emir.
And I did notice Asyraaf inching towards the cake the minute it was put on the table by Mira. And Emir trying his hardest to prevent Asyraaf from tumbling into his cake. The nightmare didn't end there.
While everyone was getting ready, Emran was lighting the candles, and everyone started singing "Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you... happy birth..." and poof...the candles was blown off by Asyraaf...without a hint of guilt! My eyes nearly went out of my eyesockets!
Now I know some say, "ala...budak2..." but imagine the feeling of the birthday boy when his birthday cake candles was blown off by another person! Kesian Emir...
And again, Emran had to light the candles... and believe it or not, Asyraaf did it again! This time, I went to Asyraaf, held him in my arms to prevent him from getting to the cake while waiting for the Happy birthday song to end. At the same time fighting Asyraaf's wail trying to blow off the candle from afar, and in the end, desperate times calls for desperate measures... I HAD TO COVER HIS MOUTH so that he couldn't blow off the candles, praying Emir will blow it before he did.
.The song has never seemed so long before.
So this entry is to convey Asyraaf's utmost apology to Uncle EM, Auntie Mira and Abg Emir for blowing off Abg Emir's birthday candles...TWICE.
* I am dreading the next birthday party we have to go to...maybe I'll bring a mask along to cover his mouth...:-D
How do I feel??
Lighter, of course LOL… Not to mention, sleep deprived too…:-)
But it’s all in the package ladies and gentlemen…once you sign up on the trip to preggieland…there’s no turning back… EVER.
(sorry guys for the unfinished version…never thought anybody wud be reading it tonight…:-))
If you ask me honestly,
“So, how do you feel being a mom of two?”
The answer would be… TIRED. DAMN TIRED. EXHAUSTED. Me and hubby used to wake up once or twice every night for Asyraaf’s feedings, but now, times that by three. Hazel is still at the stage where she doesn’t really know how to differentiate night from day, so she wakes up frequently at night. Once I even made the wrong susu for the wrong child! Haha… That, would be a story I would tell the kids when they grow up…:-)
So… what has happened since Hazel’s birth? Well, for one she has been having occasional seizures from time to time… albeit mild ones. Brought her to a neurologist but nothing much came out of the visit. We are thinking of bringing her to another Paed in the few weeks in coming…
And the Prince? He’s 2, so the list is quite long for him…
1. He now knows how to say “ Ibu work…, ayah work…” if asked where my hubby and I during the day, or in my case, nights too…
2. Calls money…”Singgit lapan” no matter how much is in his hands…
3. Watches Barney tirelessly… (even now)
4. Runs for his life whenever I turn the vacuum cleaner on…
5. Wants to pick and choose his own choice of clothes, food and other things to his liking…
6. Demands hugs and kisses, and sometimes simply… DEMANDS. Eg: Peluk Ibuuuuu….(I want to hug Ibu) , Ciumm Ibuuuu…(I want to kiss Ibu) ,tepi sikit….(can u move over?) sini duduk….. (sit here beside me) And yes, he speaks the second word before the first…hehehe…
But if you ask me again, how does it feel to be a mom of two…?
IT’S VERY REWARDING, EVERY SECOND OF IT. No doubt about it.
Coz at the end of a very long and tiring day… You get to see beautiful and innocent eyes looking at you, while running into your arms…saying “ Ibuuuu!!!”
THAT, MY FRIENDS… is enough to make me walk a thousand miles to get to them, even being barefoot while doing it… Truly…
Sorry for the late update guys…been busy with…well nevermind…I’ll spill on that in another entry eh…?
Been a headless chicken prior to Asyraaf’s birthday, cracking my head on the cake design, calling every baker I know to make his cake for both his taska and Ipoh birthday bash… including his goodie bags and everything that goes with it like the party novelties aka hats, whistles, eyemasks etc etc etc… Man it was a lot of work! Lucky I only had to prepare the cakes and the cuppies for Ipoh since MIL has other things prepared…phew!
But it was well worth it I guess. Now I know why some mothers would go all out in preparing their kids birthday party. Because of the looks you will see in your child’s face, that shine in his eyes when he sees his favourite cartoon character on his birthday cake…and in Asyraaf’s case when he took a taste of the cake with his fingers before it even got out of the box!:-)
Sorry haven’t gotten a lot of pics from the bday party in Ipoh…been busy with putting everything together with the help of relatives plus making sure Asyraaf didn’t jump into the cake…*sigh…
So Asyraaf turned 2 on 28.05.09 this year…how time flies… beautiful days every single day turns out to be when you have children to share it with…Alhamdulillah…
admiral cove’s view was great…but the food needs improvement though…
We went for a trip to PD last weekend, a short one… it was actually to let me blow off steam of my pantang…needed the fresh air… ;-D
We stayed at the avillion admiral cove… i booked through online and tried my luck since PD is not exactly a familiar holiday spot for us… so book i did and off we went that evening…
And man… could there be a longer packing time for any family in this planett?? Took quite some time to pack since this is my first time packing for two kids… lucky we don’t have to bring asyraaf’s cradle now since he can sleep without it if need be though he still uses it at home.
We arrived at the hotel quite late and after checking in we stayed in the room for a while before going out to the nearest eating spot for dinner.
I had this…
It was RM 8! But it was well worth it…sedappppp… (isk…tanye org lepas pantang sumerr sedapp LOL). Asyraaf and Munir had Nasi ayam and roti bakar… Btw, the name of the drink was tiramisu blended with coffee and choc…sumething like that…:-)
Next day we headed down the hotel to have breakfast ( the bfast was not to die for…unfortunately) during which Asyraaf managed to give some bread to the fishes near the jetty/marina… there were some people prepping to go for fishing nearby too. The view was great… * sigh… definitely have to go away again…
And last but not least… some pics before we went off…:-)
And after the ceremony, big bro Asyraaf will have his birthday bash right after…he is 2 on the same date! So come jom heboh2 in Ipoh! :-)
* Asyraaf kata jangan lupa bawak haiiiahhh ehhh… * wink2x…