Monday, January 30, 2012

You're My Pillar of Strength

Couldn't help but hold back tears as my mom told me that she still mentioned me regardless of doctors saying she's no longer sane, a few days ago. Mom, through audio teleconferencing said she asked if I was coming home anytime soon but mom told her that I can no longer fly. She kept quiet.

Should I take the risk to go home and visit my sick grandmother who is at her critical stage right now and so am I, in a different stage totally?

When dad informed those of us who are out country that Nini was getting from bad to worse, the first thing came to mind was should I go see her or should I not. Yet, after getting advice from the wise, they recommended that I should not. How can you calm a rumbling heart?? It just keeps bothering me. Unless I am not close to my grandmother, I won't feel that bad but she is partly why I am here today. Her unpertubed attitude, even on her sick bed, has taught me so much about perseverance and patience. She has seen through all my good and bad, ugly and beautiful, ambitious and appetant life! I wish I could spend some more long conversation, sitting down folding 'tinggat' bond moment with her. As dad said, there is always an end to something started. Hobbit and I only have one wish -- that little baby Hobb will at least get to see great Nini.

As of now, love and prayers are urgently needed for her to press on while she can. Like what Nini told her adopted grandson, Meldy, "I am tired now and I want to rest in God." Coming from a strong, couragous and full of life 94 years old woman. I am sure it will be a beautiful ending for her and I should proudly say Amen to that.

"Nini, you're our strong pillar of faith, hope and love."

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Crocheting The Days Away

Last Friday I was asked by my doctor to go on a bed rest. Once I heard bed rest, nothing came to my mind except boredom. Well, maybe if you really needed the rest, it could sound luxurious yet I didn't think it was a good idea since I needed to finish up a lot of work in school. Yet in my condition at that time, I knew bed rest was for the best. 
My favorite booties
Despite not going to work early in the morning, I woke up at the same time and started some errands around the house before I really settled on my "bed rest" which equals to couch rest. I brought out a bag of yarns and started fixing several unfinished projects and added a new one in--baby booties! I wanted to make a pair a few months back but was too busy with a lot of things. So yay to my couch rest, I was finally able to crochet cute booties! Once I start crocheting, nothing could stop me until I finish my goal for the day. Managed to crochet 3 pairs in a day! Such an achievement...
baby's sandals

Made for my friend's twin babies

Made for me self!

For my little smurf
Here are several stuff I made on my own self-proclaimed 'bed rest'. I also did some online search of spyder jackets since a friend mentioned them to me. Not bad! Check them out yourself. My favorites are the pink ones. Back to crocheting, my current project is a basket weave baby blanket! Can't wait to finish it this week! :) 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Big Papers = Big Pandas

Exhaustion totally led our life this week!! 

My aunt and her friend decided that I would be the perfect person to destroy edit their final papers for their Masters studies this week. Since this wasn't my first time editing my aunt's paper, I simply, without doing any intelligent thinking, nodded in agreement! I thought, big deal, 30 pages or so...kacang saja!

Kacang my *toot*

When my aunt told me about it, she said I have one week to work on her paper and her friend's paper would not take up too much time. 

So I received my aunt's paper last Saturday night and her friends paper, on Monday morning. So I thought, one week...Oh ya sure ONE Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! 

All of a sudden, my aunt sent me a note saying that she needed to bind her papers and show it to her lecturer by Thursday and that the papers have to be in their hands on Wednesday. Now now now, I don't just sit back and check papers. With back-to-school work, house work, breathless work, leg-cramps-middle-of-the-night work, you name it...I couldn't possibly finish checking badly written papers in one sitting...Yeah, sorry to say BAD but the papers were really that bad! Nil editing done before handing it to me. All the information and data collected was just dumped into the paper, no signs of deep thought before writing, no signs of intelligent, not to mention a few research findings were written in Malay expected to be translated...Basically...I totally had no idea what kind of papers they were writing! 

Long story short, Hobbit and I had to sacrifice two consecutive nights just to work on those papers and just because I said a big fat YES or did I say kacangggggggggggggg??!! Com'on...Before someone edit your final draft, spend some time to edit on your own first...Not just dump it to another person to do the tough editing! Haiyoh...

We were finally done yesterday, Wednesday. Everything felt so good after, especially the shut eye part! Today, Hobbit and I started to pick up our rhythm again. Aunt kept saying the I love you a million times. Her friend kept thanking me not knowing under what circumstances I had to go through to get her papers done...Honestly, even though I complain aloud, it was a learning experience too! I got to learn a lot about customer's service and career development while reading and re-searching to make the papers work. Even though my aunt promised me circuit city coupons when Hobbit and I get home, I wouldn't care less...But, what the heck..sounds good to me!! I would say, I will do it all over again...without my "big, protruding ball" when that time comes around. :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Husbands, Love Your Wives

Every Husband must Read This. Wives, read it too! :)

Love her …when she sips on your coffee or tea. She only wants to make sure it tastes just right for you.

Love her…when she "pushes" you to pray. She wants to be with you in Heaven.

Love her…when she asks you to play with the kids. She did not "make" them on her own.

Love her...when she is jealous. Out of all the men she can have, she chose you.

Love her…when she has annoying little habits that drives you nuts. You have them too.

Love her…when her cooking is bad. She tries.

Love her…when she looks disheveled in the morning. She always grooms herself up again.

Love her…when she asks to help with the kids homework. She only wants you to be part of the home.

Love her...when she asks if she looks fat. Your opinion counts, so tell her she's beautiful.

Love her…when she looks beautiful. She's yours so appreciate her.

Love her...when she spends hours to get ready. She only wants to look her best for you.

Love her…when she buys you gifts you don't like. Smile and tell her it's what you've always wanted.

Love her…when she has developed a bad habit. You have many more and with wisdom and politeness you have all the time to help her change.

Love her…when she cries for absolutely nothing. Don't ask, tell her its going to be okay

Love her…when whatever you do is not pleasing. It happens and will pass

Love her…when she stains your clothes. You needed a new one anyway :p

Love her…when she tells you how to drive. She only wants you to be safe.

Love her…when she argues. She only wants to make things right for both

Love her…she is yours. You don't need any other special reason!!!!

All this forms part of a Woman's Character. Women are part of your life and should be treated as the Queen.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) advised concerning the woman:

• Treat the women well.

• The best of you are those who are the best in the treatment of their wives.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Dragon Has It All

Attempting my first post this year. Happy New Year 2012 everyone. It's the year of the DRAGON! Beware of those who were born and will be born in the dragon year because it is their time to shine and grind! So far, I have three precious 'dragons' that I love to death and good news is one is on its way!! So who always come to my rescue when I am in trouble? The dragons in the family of course! They say, those who are born in the year of the dragons will have no problems living in the same roof with the monkeys. So I am considered lucky! :) Anyway, I tend to talk about zodiac here, doesn't mean I believe in it. Lets just say my Chinese blood is brooding right now...

So Hobbit and I moved to a new place. Still taking time to let this new surroundings and home to sink in but as a caring friend puts it, sometimes what is less feels more. This new place has less space compared to the previous one but what we like about it is the distance to our work place, the same utilities charge as our old building and good location. Funny thing is, I dislike cooking here. I rather fix a quick-to-go food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I even mentioned to friends that they should come over and cook for me since I am closer now. Anyone wants to volunteer as Food Preparation Worker - Manager Jobs? As for pay, well, you can eat what you cook for me too! :) 
Back to school in few more days. I should get my work done or else I will be working like a dog again night and day!
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