Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lompat si katak lompat

Leap year!!!

This day only comes once every 4 years. and today I decided to wear contact lenses to work and a dark brown saree modern kurung. Not a typical me at work. Many did notice and they said I look good. hehe..perasan gtu. It did some major lift on my self esteem and the mood so I manage to get many things done today.


Oh yesterday I was at the high court again. This time for a civil case. Just there for tendering documents on behalf of my employer. But at the end they settled it out of court. Ok. Tak perlulah I masuk kandang saksi itu.
Last time sometime early this year, I received a subpoena. That time for a criminal case. My first time ever in a court giving statement in front of a judge. And the lawyers also a well known one. Bukan calang-calang orang. Menggigil makcik although they have already kind of told me what they are going to asked. Seeing the accused make me 'gigil' some more. hehe. I make the boss to asked our legal advisor to send one of his man to accompany me, if not I will be lost. I don't know how to behave myself according to court ettiquete and what/what not to say. But it went well. huhu. At least now I  have the experience in both court, criminal and civil. huhu

Oh tommorrow is already March. The new photo challenge is up at fatmumslim. I posted the challenge on the sidebar taken from her website for those who want to follow. It's fun!!! (although I didn't manage to quite follow it)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bread Pudding

Sudden crave for bread pudding
all the ingredients available at home.

An hour later.. nyum nyum

Bread pudding with vanilla sauce

Bread pudding with vanilla sauce + cream and cookies ice cream

Thursday, February 09, 2012

BBQ night

As I mentioned in previous posts, my in laws is here. si last Sunday, we had BBQ night. We invited the neighbours and a few friends to come over.

 I've marinated the chicken the night before with the recipe I found on the net ( Owh you know how I am so "good" in cooking that I need to find recipes for everything ) huhuhu. Budak-budak baru belajar. Bertatih-tatih dulu.

Prepared some coleslaw,garlic bread and Beriani rice (using a marvellous instant paste I found at Giant) boleh tahan sedap. Mother in law made some bergedel (meat pasties) and cucur udang (prawn  pasties). Coleslaw not in the picture, it was still in the fridge at that time.

Irfan seronok bila ramai orang. Lagi pulak my friends and neighbours bring along their kids lagi dia suka.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012



Further down we went to the horse trail. It is RM2.00 entrance fee to just tour the stable and RM25.00 for a horse ride.

It was my first time riding a horse. I was quite nervous actually since the horse was quite tall. I rode a horse named Bonita. We went for a 10 minutes’ walk with the trainer of course huhu. 

Poor Irfan. He was so wanted to ride the horses. Siap hulur-hulur tangan lagi. tapi tak boleh naik berdua. Trainer kuda itu kedekut. Dia kata naik 1 minit (even for pictures) ke 10 minit ke pun kena bayar RM25.00 huh. Next time yer Irfan.

By the way.. orang naik kuda pakai boots I only wore slippers wahahaha

Tuesday, February 07, 2012



We went to this farm on the way down from Colmar tropicale. It is not only fun for the children but adults too.. huhu. Entrance fee RM3 per person and free for children fewer than 2 years old. You can also feed the rabbits and the pellets cost only RM1.50/packets.

There are many rabbits running around. tame deer, peacocks and other small animals. You can touch them, feed them and hold them.

There is also a donkey ride for children for RM6.00 per ride if I am not mistaken.

Monday, February 06, 2012



It is actually a hotel designed in an architecture which interpretation of a romantic 16th century village in Alsace, France. Each building has its own different design and name. 

Under the big bridge is a pond where you can find a pair of white swan and a pair of black swans. I would say the main hit among the crowd here are the swans hahahaha. I put the swans picture later. They were quite friendly actually. Maybe they have gotten used to having many people around.

There are many people on that day. There are suppose to be a stage performance at the centre but  no stage performance that particular day though since the stage was prepared for a wedding later that night. There was actually a lion dance performance before we arrived. In conjunction of the Chinese New Year celebration.

My husband, his brother and I also tested our shooting skills at the Target shooting range near the swan pond. They used the gun and pallets similar to paintballs and the target is old bowling pins and gas barrel. Oh last time I went shooting during our dept shooting tounament in Langkawi a few years back.

 If you planned to stay here I would say a day or two would be enough to cover all the activities you can do around here.

Sunday, February 05, 2012


A long weekend again. As my husband's brother is in town for business meeting almost all my in laws are here. So we decided to go to Bukit Tinggi. saja jalan-jalan cari pasal . It was just a day trip. No we didn't check in the hotel. My youngest sister also joined in.

We headed out after breakfast. Actually it was already 11. huhu it's weekend. come on.  Six and half of us in two cars. the traffic was quite slow moving. Everyone must have planned a break out of the city or at least balik kampung. We stopped for a quick lunch and toilet break at Burger Kings before Gombak Toll to Karak highway.

It was almost an hour to arrive there but then you will enjoy the breeze and greenery.

To enter the resort you have to pay an entrance fee (RM16 per head if I am not mistaken) and I think It will be refunded upon check in at the hotel. (If you are going to stay overnight lah)


Irfan loves the steps and the fish in the ponds. He walks all the way up and refuse to be carry around. Irfan kept pointing at the huge rocks and said " Ball... besaaar" Hish. It's a rock la . We put him onto one and he kept smiling and clapping while his uncle and auntie snapping his picture.

This garden is located 3500 feet above the sea and is one of its kind outside Japan. It was carefully planned and designed by a renowned Japanese architect , Mr Kaio Ariizumi and was built by a team of 22 skilled craftsmen flown in from Japan.
Entering this garden, you will went through a traditional  Japanese arch to the koi pond, the fishes are big and colourful. And the bridge bring you to a waterfall and the traditional tea house.

The traditional tea house also was said to be the world first built in a tropical forest.   You can rent a kimono and wore them for pictures and guests are also invited to join the Japanese tea ceremony.

to be continued..

Friday, February 03, 2012

Slipped Disk

I just came back from hospital visiting SyikinBaik/SyikinUTP. She just had a surgery yesterday to remove the damaged disk. I remember she used to tell us bout her severe back pain after delivering her twins few years back. I thought everything has been okay. Suddenly last few days, she texted saying she was going to undergo a surgery the next day. huh

When I first learned about her pain a few years ago, I thought it was caused by her pregnancy, since she was pregnant with twins so I thought it might have strained her back or it might have caused by some household fall during teenage years.

 I search the net and found this about Slipped disk or Prolapsed disk.

Understanding the back
The spine is made up of many bones called vertebrae. These are roughly circular and between each vertebra is a 'disc'. The discs are made of strong 'rubber-like' tissue which allows the spine to be fairly flexible. A disc has a stronger fibrous outer part, and a softer jelly-like middle part called the nucleus pulposus.
The spinal cord, which contains the nerves that come from the brain, is protected by the spine. Nerves from the spinal cord come out from between the vertebrae to take and receive messages to various parts of the body.
Strong ligaments attach to the vertebrae. These give extra support and strength to the spine. Various muscles also surround, and are attached to, various parts of the spine. (The muscles and ligaments are not shown in the diagram below for clarity.)

What is a prolapsed disc?

Prolapsed disc

When you have a prolapsed disc (commonly called a 'slipped disc'), a disc does not actually 'slip'. What happens is that part of the inner softer part of the disc (the nucleus pulposus) bulges out (herniates) through a weakness in the outer part of the disc. A prolapsed disc is sometimes called a herniated disc. The bulging disc may press on nearby structures such as a nerve coming from the spinal cord. Some inflammation also develops around the prolapsed part of the disc.
Any disc in the spine can prolapse. However, most prolapsed discs occur in the lumbar part of the spine (lower back). The size of the prolapse can vary. As a rule, the larger the prolapse, the more severe the symptoms are likely to be.

And slipped disk often cause a sudden back pain.and in Syikin case it was actually sudden. According to her story, she was in Kedah on his way to Perlis for work and suddenly she woke up in the morning and cannot walk. She felt pain at her leg, pin and needles, numbness in her buttocks to the toes.

Do not panic yet guys, not all back pain are cause by slipped disk. Most of the time back pain was cause by minor problem of muscle or ligament. 1 out of 20 cases of back pain is cause by slipped disk. And according to the site, slipped this are common among male than female and of the 30 to 50 years old.

What I learned from the site, not all cases of slipped disk needed surgery. Most of the time the symptoms will get better in a few weeks and the condition will improve (with help of painkiller I supposed) with some exercise and keep active.

Why syikin need surgery?
Among the symptom that she had (from what she told us la) when she was having pain from her legs and numbness, she also was unable to pass urine (problems with bowel and bladder function) and this was considered emergency since the maybe the nerve at the lower spinal was pressed on by the swollen disk. So the surgery was to remove(cut out? I don't know doctors term) of the prolapsed this to prevent it from permanently damaging the nerve that control bowel and bladder function.

Well, let's pray for Syikin quick recovery and hope for a better health for us all.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Owh it is already February. how fast time flies. and I can't even complete the photo challenge hahaha... and now the February challenge already up on

I would say this month and January are months with the most public holiday of the year perhaps. Since my husband and I didn't have the chance to go  for holiday at end of last year so we decided to go to Port Dickson last weekend, took 2 days leave and manage to stay there till tuesday. Fun. We introduced Irfan to swimming. in the pool and at the beach. He just love it. Everytime the waves come , he will say "Bubbles!!" and giggles. hehehe. He also asked me to put it back if I pick any shell or the small crabs. Pejuang alam sekitar ke takut anak i ni. huhu

And what I love the most is the privacy. Since it was out of the peak season, not a school holiday so there is almost no one there except us. We had the pool just for us most of the time. Huhu.. Tak malu lah I nak berenang ala-ala dugong gitu. huhu.

And back in the office today I was so lemau since tommorow is the last day of work then a long weekend again huhu.