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Don’t say things you didn’t mean

I paling malas bila orang pandai cakap je and then underestimate me.

Ayat macam, “Macam lah awak rajin sangat”, “Dah agak mesti tak nak join ni”. Ni jenis ayat-ayat assumption yang membuatkan I rasa nak kena prove something pula kat diorang.

You all menyampah tak bila kena respond macam ni.

Juga ayat macam “kau tu yang selalu busy”. Eh? Apa-apa benda works two ways la sayang!

And people who thought they know me. Of courselah they think they know lah sebab tu diorang can come out with such assumption. Masalahnya, tak! I hate it, the point that people play with words. Betullah tu kata-kata, janganlah berjanji bila you are happy! Sebab apa, sebab I sangat pegang pada kata-kata.

Bila perkara is between yes and no, I really hate the when the answer is “maybe” or “tak tau” “or yes… kot” .  Because the decision is on you and only you can decide whether it’s a yes or a no.

I memang macam ni. I can be so easy to deal, maybe if you are sincere. Ceh.

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Think positive!

  • I met a friend at a Pasar Malam last Tuesday. He heard that now I am known as a Subject Matter Expert for a thing that I do now. So I asked him where did he hear about this, apparently it’s a talk among our mutual friends. I hope they talked about me in a positive way;
  • I was appointed to hold some extra curricular activities in the office, and now currently I am the chairman to represent the staff, it was by voting system by the staff too. I hoped people chose me because they believed in my capability to represent them, not because they just wanted to play me – I don’t know. Things like this do happen, no? I think too much – my friends told me;
  • I was chosen to represent the Ministry to be one of the few ones to move the latest national initiatives, I hope that I could contribute accordingly, if not more; and
  • I hope that bosses believe in me, and they way I see/saw things.


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  • Sembang sembang dalam toilet tadi, tanya seorang kawan ni, dah beli baju raya ke? Dia jawab, dah tempah. So I kata lah, I dah lama tak tempah baju, without any intention of anything, just mengenang nasib payah nak cari tukang jahit dan tak mampu bayar upah kot.  Lepas tu kawan ni pun jawab, U takpelah U boleh pakai size sedia ada, beli siap lagi mudah. Oh… alhamdulillah, rezeki.
  • Teringat pula dulu masa nak kenduri adik no dua, yang first kenduri, I plan nak beli/cari baju matchy matchy family.  I pergi Jakel nak beli kain pasang tu, meter. I dah berkenan dengan satu kain ni, cotton, sulam and pink (terpaksalah adik-adik I yang lain terima).  Bila I cakap, okay, I nak yang ni, salesman tu cakap, kejap ye kak. Lepas tu dia buat buat busy.  Agak dia tengok I tak puas hati, dia cakap, “psstt… kakak, jap lagi happy hour!” Okay, dia nak jual kat I dengan harga yang lebih murah, alhamdulillah… rezeki.
  • Untuk kenduri seterusnya, saya beli baju siap dari Zalora, alhamdulillah, my sisters and brothers boleh muat untuk size-size yang sedia ada.  Untuk baju kurung masa tu, I dapat RM50 per pair and baju Melayu rasanya RM67. (Ada dapat diskaun tertentu dari Zalora masa tu) Biasanya, I beli 5-6 pasang baju kurung dan 5-6 pasang baju Melayu juga.  Tapi beli asing-asing tapi alhamdulillah, masih dapat matching.
  • Ada juga pernah beli baju Melayu di Jakel, penghabisan stok, baju Melayu off season, I dapat RM50/pair, siap dengan butang baju Melayu. Kualiti yang baik dan harga, yang sangat menarik! 🙂
  • Pernah beli baju kurung di Nilai (5 pasang kot) dapat juga harga RM50 perpair.

Itu je, teringat… rezeki. 🙂

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I memang macam ni

  • cepat marah, cepat reda, sebenarnya dah menyesal termarah tadi
  • selalu cuba nak semua orang gembira, especially orang yang I sayang
  • kalau orang yang I tak suka, lantoklah…. 
  • cepat sensitif tapi cepat juga berfikir dan redakan hati sendiri dengan ayat “adalah tu punca dia buat gitu-gitu, kesian dia”
  • selalu sangat redakan hati sendiri
  • mudah sedih juga kadang-kadang, gedik…
  • bekeng… tapi takleh kena marah, nak teriok selalu…

terima kasihlah pada yang sentiasa ada dari dulu sampai sekarang. 🙂 ❤

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Blood Pressure

Jadi tinggi sebab; stress, marah dan penat.

I pergi buat pemeriksaan kesihatan, was informed that I am not fit enough. Yes, my BP was quite on the high side. I okay jer, terima dengan hati terbuka.

Ramai kawan tanya sejarah pengambilan kopi I. Truthfully, since yesterday until this morning, I had about 5 cups of coffee. Or more. Tapi bukanlah sesuatu yang mustahil kan untuk keadaan berubah.

Doktor nasihatkan I untuk jaga kesihatan dan datang untuk pemeriksaan lagi nanti, sebulan dari sekarang.

Yes, despite all the running, badminton and boling, I am not that fit. Baru semalam I upload gambar sijil pegawai sejahtera, sekali hari ni dah tak berapa sejahtera.


Ironinya. 🙂


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Memohon Bantuan

Few days ago, I had to drive to Malacca to pick up my brother yang demam. It was Monday, on the day when I was rushing from a workshop to a meeting, from Bangi to KL and then dropped by at Putrajaya to pick up Jujue to accompany me to Malacca.

When we were having dinner at RnR Seremban, we were approached by a young man, promoting us to contribute to some kind of “wakaf for anak yatim” – RM20 minimum contribution – to purchase a state of the art Al-Quran at RM560.

I didn’t question the benefit of contribution but I was wondering why did this kind of activity happens in Malaysia.

  1. I was thinking of that young man – even if this is kind of charity – I am positive this is also his daily/full time job;
  2. I think the price for the contribution shouldn’t be determined – charity – should come voluntarily and happily, maybe we sometimes need something to trigger us to contribute but…. (you get the idea)
  3. There are few of them, I think it’s about 3-4… Someone must dropped them there, because it’s a highway you can’t simply come out of nowhere to be there…
  4. I imagined if we can offer them jobs at the port, with accommodation and accordingly arranged – would they appreciate the working opportunity?

It was like… I have my brother who is around their age, I can’t imagine if he had to do this kind of job.

I also think of the older men and women who had to sell keropok at hentian, or petrol pump stations…

Who would let their parents do such jobs? Maybe they came out of a hobby. But for charity, there are actually a lot of other ways of attracting contributions.

Or adakah I jahat sangat sampai malas nak menyumbang?


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I’ve found a link to a video for overnight oatmeal. 🙂

I love oats, I always have. This love developed way back in 1996 when I was form two, a junior introduced me to a simple recipe. Oats and water. I didn’t know how I could like the taste of such a plain meal but I liked my first taste of it. I guess it’s rather easy to bear if compared to the taste of some dining hall’s meals.

I used to buy the small packet of instant oat I think it was only RM3.50 at that time and if I had extra money I would buy a packet of 6 small box of Dutch Lady milk, it’s around RM4.00++, 20 years ago. So that would be my go to meal until somehow I became lazier and forgot about eating oats. Didn’t really care about the health benefits but I knew my late mum (was a nurse) also took oats as breakfast and sahur with Anlene. I used to steal her Anlene if I were home. 😛

Then, I didn’t think I had oats as meals option for years until these few years. Oh, I did consume oats – the 3 in 1 types, instant oatmeal drink. I thought it’s too sweet. Once I started living alone and with Nana – from 2011 sometimes maybe, I restarted having oats, much for health benefit. It’s only plain oats with milk. Somehow these few years back the recipe for overnight oats made their debuts and I did try them.

I guess overnight oats taste better – of course. My base ingredients would be oats and milk. I did try few toppings – vanilla syrup, caramel syrup, banana, chocolate bar, sunflower seeds, blueberries, cranberries, dates, buah tin (forget nama Inggeris dia) as well as prunes.

Basically my choice of toppings depend on how much money I have haha. Blueberries are expensive here in Malaysia. Mostly I used dried fruits. They might not as healthy as fresh fruits but they will do.

I like overnight oats, it’s too easy to prepare and saves me a lot of time. I don’t need to think where and what to have breakfast…. save duit juga!

I also love oats to the extend I put oats in my jemput2 pisang and lempeng too. 🙂 They are healthier…

Now I think I nak try making soups with oats. There must be some recipes on the webs somewhere.

Till then! Let’s have some oat!

p.s : I had prunes overnight oats this morning for sahur.