Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Our dearest teacher, Ms Srina...

Ms Srina was our (my hubby and I!) class teacher when we were standard 6. Yes, my other half and I were classmates when we were in standard 6 and that's another story. Let's concentrate on the topic here please! Ms. Srina was the best teacher that we could ever had! At that time, she just got out from her training and she was full of enthusiasm. Both me and my husband thought very highly of her until now. So, a few times my hubby mentioned that he wants to meet up with our teacher. To add up, last December, a few old friends stirred up some moments and brought us back into nostalgia in FB that it gave me the strong urge to find back our Ms. Srina.

So, what I did was, I googled her. Yes, I actually typed her name in Google Search, and walla, I found a blog that mentioned her name! The blog is by a men who teaches in Sek Men Tinggi Setapak, who listed Ms. Srina as one of the teacher in charge for an event he was writting about. My heart beats faster, as I know that she is actually from Ayer Panas, Setapak and this information I get sounds so realistic for it to be her.

So, I googled again, for Sek Men Tinggi Setapak, just to search for an address or telephone number, and guess what? It so happen that the school has an official website. My hearts beats even faster! I went into the website and it so happen that they publish the teacher's photo in the website!!!! I slowly search for Ms. Srina, and I found her! By then I was already 99% sure that I have found her.

I double check with my other friends, if I have gotten the right person, by emailing the photo to my friends, and all of my friends said it is her! So the next thing I did was to call up the school. Unfortunately, it was the school holidays and I needed to wait till schools open. Woaaa I tell you, the waiting till January was really, really stressful. My adrenaline was pumping and pumping throughout...

Then January comes.... My hubby and me took leave to settle our kids school things and we tried calling the school by then. The operator had problems connecting us to her because she is located in the Form 6's building which does not have a telephone line yet. We were getting impatient already and we decided to just go to the school and find her. We reached the staff room, and looked for her, and when we introduced ourselves, she was histerical! It was the moment!!!! We were just thrilled to meet her.... We exchanged handphone numbers and email addresses, and she informed us that she is in FB as well.

I immediately arranged for a reunion, for our class, Class 6E 1985, Sek Ren Keb Selayang Baru. We had it last Sunday, 21st February 2010 at Boraque Kopitiam. We had a blast! I am soooo happy and proud of myself and my hubby.....

We love you Ms. Srina!!!!

~proud Xena~
Thursday, 25th February 2010, 4.00pm

My CNY break....Cameron Highland Trip!

Saturday 13th February 2010, we went to Cameron Highlands, with my in laws. It was a nice trip, the whole family went, my mother in law, 1st brother in law with wife and family, 2nd brother in law with wife and family, and us. I kind of enjoy my trips to Cameron Highlands as it's one of my favourite holiday destination. I don't mind going there again and again, I just love that place!

The journey to Cameron Highland was obviously challengging because the traffic was really, really bad, due to the long weekend and CNY. However, we managed to survive and reached our apartment around 1pm. The apartment we rented was also a nice apartment, with complete facilities from the kitchen to the bedroom. We were quite please with the apartment. As soon as we reached the apartment, we straight away cooked lunch. After filling up our fuel tank, we went to pluck some strawberry and eat some strawberry ice cream. My niece has a friend there, who manages her family business. The kids had fun plucking the strawberries and of course they enjoyed the ice cream. After that, we went to the night market. The night market has really expended since we last went there, 1.5 years ago!

The next day, we cooked brunch, and after brunch at about 12 noon, we checked out from the apartment. We visited the park nearby, which was a exciting as the kids get to see various type of plants with its fruits. A quite knowledgable experience for the kids and the adults!

Here are some photos.....

The journey back is another challenge! From Tanah Rata to Brinchang, it took us almost 2 hours!!! So, the major learnings from this trip, never, ever plan a trip to Cameron Highlands on a school holidays!

My next trip here? Hmmmm would love to come back... I think I might influence my siblings and parent to spend a night here....


Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Mixed feeling.....

It's been a while since I scribbled anything here. Actually, I wanted to update about my CNY holidays, but that can wait I guess... Wait till I got the chance to upload the pictures ok?

Today is our second day surviving with my other half being across the other side of the globe. Actually, I have always been the strong one in the family and always been seen as the tough one. However, this time round I seem to lose the battle. Mothers when it comes to their children, they lose. Why is that ya????

My hubby rarely travels, and if he does, it will be within Malaysia for 1-2 days, which most of the time, we will tag along with him. So my kids are so not use to having their father away for a long time and somewhere really far-far away. Plus that now the kids are bigger and they questions so many things in life, things I sometime can't answer. A few days before he left, I had my chat with my girl and request her to be strong, for her father. I think she understands. She tries to be strong in front of her father. But my son, I didn't had the chat because I thought that he is too small for that. I guess my thinking was wrong! I should have spoken to him at least 1 day before. At first he thought that his father is just going to work like any other day, but it stucked him when he saw me packing his father's things. That is when he realised that his father is going to work somewhere else that need the father to be away for a few days. Poor thing, he broke down before going to sleep!

Anyway, they are ok now, but my girl is still gloomy. My son is rather ok now. I have to keep them occupied this long weekend. A lot have been planned already, things that I planned a few weeks back. Thursday night will be IKEA's Meatball Nite with some good friends and their kids. Friday is still unsure, because of some last minute changes (SHUCKS!), but for sure it will be a water activity, be it the pool of a good friend's condo or Sunway Lagoon. Actually, I have promised my kids that we are going to hang around their good friend's condo and laze around the pool the whole day, but somehow plans changed. I have not told the kids yet, still figuring out how to do it diplomatically. But I guess a replacement of that with Sunway Lagoon would probably compensate, I hope!

Friends are persuading my to join them to PD, but I dont think that is a good idea at the moment. I want a weekend which is quiet, non-hectic, less socialising activity with my kids and limited good friends only. Somehow I am rather tired of these socialising among big group of friends, because too many people, too many behaviour, some I agree with, some I don't and to survive in such situation, I have to be pretentious, and it's hard work and sickening! That is why I choose to be with my friends whom I am very sure can get along with....

Saturday will be movie day and Sunday will be Kenduri day with my in laws.

Next week my kids are having their TEST 1 week. And hopefully time flies for them, so that I don't have to answer their question, 'Bila abah nak balik?'

~gloomy Xena~
Wednesday, 24th February 2010, 9.59am

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Learning curve....

Everyday is a learning curve. Even though I have been married for 13 years, but till today there are so many new things I learned about my life partner, about parenting, about marriage and about life. Learning can be fun, can be painful. But whatever it is, we have to accept the facts of life and try not to make the same mistakes again. Mistakes can be mistakes that can hurt your other half, or mistakes that can hurt yourself. Today I learned something new, that not all can be said out. There are certain things that we just have to keep to ourselves and just swallow it.....

~wiser Xena~
Wednesday, 17-Feb-10, 10.40am

Thursday, 11 February 2010

What I hate about people....

I hate people who are hypocrites.....
In front, like an angel, but in actual fact, full of hatred, negatism in their hearts. When among friends, like he is the most perfect person on earth, like he loves his wife and children, but at home he is actually a lion, short tempered, shouts and curse the wife and kids, show tantrum and stuff. And for the women, in front of others like she is the most perfect wife and mother ever, but at home is a control friek. The husband does his own thing like making sure food is on the table, cleaning the house, and the wife acts like the Queen of the house, like the Queen of England! Kids are taken care by the husband....

I hate people who are pretentious.......
In the eyes of their friends, he/she is a good person. Everyone else has got something wrong with their thinking and action. Everyone else's principle is not right, only his/her principle is correct and perfect. But behind us, he/she does unethical things. He/she likes to give advices to friends to show he/she is a good person, but him/she himself/herself does not practice what he/she preaches.

I hate people who can't stand seeing other people happy....
These are envious people. They are just not happy seeing others happy.

I hate people who is too sensitive of something too petty....

I hate people who has double standards....

I hate people who is selfish and only thinks of himself/herself....

I hate people who just like to complain, complain and complain...

I hate people who just whine, whine, whine and whine....

I hate people who does not see the big picture of their other half...

I hate people who expect us to change, but they themselves does not want to change for us....

I hate people who just refuse to put their feet in other people's shoes...

I hate people who likes to lie to their partners just to cover their assess!

~hateful Xena~
Friday, 12th February 2010, 10.00am
Last Tuesday, the plant at my office had their EHS day. We were invited to attend it as we are part of the organisation, eventhough different legal entity. We were suppose to gather at the auditorium, then suddenly the emergency bell rang continuously, which indicate we have to evacuate the building ASAP and perform the routine things we need to do when there is an emergency.

At the assembly place, there was a something like a bbq pit, being set on fire. Then, (here comes the drama!), the fire truck came with siren howling away.... waaaaa... I was excited to see the Abang Bomba....They rush to the fire and obviously was responsible to put the fire away.... that was the opening gimic/gambit for our EHS day.... Drama kan???

Anyway, we had fun....

Also, I did something that I may be proud of myself... I registered myself as an Organ Donor. They had a counter open at the office in conjuction with EHS day, together with MAKNA, WWF, blood donation. It was really a great feeling, seeing the company actually encourage doing charity works. I was really pround of myself. I hope my family will support me in this matter....

~proud Xena~
Thursday, 11th Feb 2010, 4.55pm

Monday, 8 February 2010

On friendships....

A lot I have learnt about friendships. Almost 37 years of living, so much that I have learnt.....

I have leart that, there are friends who are loyal, good and supportive. They be at your side no matter what. This are what we call Good Friends... Best Friend Forever (BFF what the youngster call it now!)

I have learnt that, there are friends who are nice to be with but behind us there are the most evil person on earth! These are people who have envy in their hearts and these type of people can just be friends but not good friends.

I have learnt that, there are friends who aren't at our side at all times, seldom calls us, but we know, we have a place in their hearts. I have loads of these type of friends, and they are mostly my girlfriends from MRSM Perlis. We meet up once in a while, have good dinner while gossipping and chit chatting about our lives. Even though after the get-together we will be back to our normal routine life, but we know, in our hearts these are the people we can count on when life sucks! Thanks people for being my best buddies....

And I have also learnt that, there are people who claims to be our friend, but treat us like shit! These are just selfish bitches who just think about themselves. They don't know how to take care of another friend's feeling, don't know how to treasure friendships, and say whatever that want to say, just because they want it out of their system. They don't care if whatever they have said and done has actually hurt the our feelings. The best part is that this type of people, never admits their mistakes and it is always other people's mistake. This type of person, will never be a friend to me, but just a mere acquintance.

These are some of the lesson learnt so far..... What friend are you to me?????

Tuesday, 9th February 2010, 11.18am

Kalau dia ikut camne????

Adoi!!!! Kalau dia ikut, habis spoil plan kami......

Huhuhuhuuhuh... I hope she won't join us....

~Cold hearted Xena~

Sunday, 7 February 2010

What a weekend (6/2/10 - 7/2/10)

Monday, 8th February 2010, 3.57pm

Nothing much happenned last weekend, except for it was my son's birthday yesterday. He has turnned 7. He was beaming since morning and when asked for what he wanted for his birthday, of course the answer would be 'Mainan!'....

We went to KLCC to survey some toys, and as usual he could not decide. So Nabeel of him! At the end, he managed to find something in Toy's'ur. I am sure he's happy with the new toy, as his Optimus Prime slept with him that night.

It was a short trip to KLCC, but we had fun. Good lunch and good short, fast shopping/window shopping. We also went back home early as the crowd in KLCC was increasing by the minute!

Liyana? As usual, bukan boleh adiknya beli apa-apa... She got herself a book! Me and my other half? Hmmmm.... we're eyeing for a new watch. Still surveying....


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A message to myself....

For the sake of my soul, I need to learn to accept. I have been telling myself so many, many times already, but somehow, being a Taurean, I can't help it by being stubborn!

So, please learn to accept that it is like that. The fact can not be changed. This is how it is suppose to be. Just accept it. Once I learn to accept it, then it wont be painful anymore. Things are just painful because we tend to resist the course of nature. Resistance causes friction. Life is like that and we can't make a difference to the norm. The norm is like that. Everybody face the same thing. I am not the odd one out, and don't try to be different because it will just hurt you more.

Look at the bigger picture. Concentrate on your kids and make sure they get the best and appropriate attention you can give to them. Spend time with them and give them as much love you can give. Perform my responsibilities as a wife and mother as good as possible without expecting anything in return, that is called "KEIKHLASAN". I need to learn, accept and practice.....

~trying to be positive Xena~

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Oh ya... talking about new ride....

Oh ya, and I almost forgot...

My beloved just got his new ride yesterday... I am so glad and happy to see him happy, despite the unfortunate minor thing that happenned before he reached home. Sabar... dugaan itu semua!

So, I hope he is happy with his new ride.....

~happy Xena~

The smell of a new car.... hmmmmm

Went out for lunch with my normal lunch gang. Ms L got a her new car yesterday evening, so we force her to drive us out. Bestnya bau keta baru!!!!

It was the Myvi SE, the car which I almost took when I was looking for a new car 1.5 years ago. Ok la, spacious, but I think I like my Blue Ladybug better....

~content Xena~

Monday, 1 February 2010

2010 Resipe.... Maybe it's not too late!

Got this from a friend.....



Health :

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality :

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't overdo. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

Society :

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life :

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.