Tuesday, May 19, 2015

a simple update

I have been blogging in my mind since my last update but couldn't find the mood to type it here. 2 weekends that we full of activities...well spent weekends i must say.

And now, am quite busy preparing 'bunga pahar' for my cousin's wedding on the 1st week of June. It's kind of a last minute thingy...and hope that i am able to finish it on time.

I also have not been bloghopping since my last entry. I saw others have been updating their blogs. After i am done with "bunga pahar", my bloghop activities will resume.

Next weekend i'll be going to Jakarta to get customers' book orders. Just started this online business early this year by accident. The response has been good so far. Alhamdulillah. 

Just a brief update...i'll write more later.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

the one I love so dearly..

Seeing FBians wishing Happy Mother's Day to their mother made me want to say Happy Mother's Day to my mom, take her for a fancy dinner, buy her flowers, buy her gifts and so many more. 

It's mere a wish and will not come true. Emak is no longer around for me to do all that. There are times when i felt like calling her, and then realised she has left us.

A strong ladies she was. She like doing business, from a small stall of just selling "kuih-muih" and "rojak" to a small restaurant selling fried rice, fried noodles and etc. She was the cook until she was diagnosed with renal failure with led to 3 times of dialysis per week. Because of that, my parents had to hire another cook. There were still customers wanted her to cook for them, which happily cooked for them. She was on dialysis for 11 years..it was not a short period of time. She followed a strict diet, ate less proteins, control her water consumptions, maybe because of that it lasted for more than 10 years.

Despite of her illness, she still managed to cook our favourite foods and kuih. When Ayah passed away, she was devastated as she has lost a pillar of strength. Everyday mom will cook, bake or buy something to be sent to "surau" as "sedekah" for Ayah. I do not think i am able to do such things. She did it for her love to Ayah.

And now, instead of wishing Happy Mother's Day to Emak, i recite her Alfatihah as a gift.

Alfatihah for my late mother, Mariah binti Yusof

To those whose parents are still around, please don't take them for granted. Life won't be the same without them.

My Mother

Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest, 
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My mother. 
When sleep forsook my open eye, 
Who was it sung sweet lullaby 
And rocked me that I should not cry?
My mother. 
Who sat and watched my infant head 
When sleeping in my cradle bed, 
And tears of sweet affection shed?
My mother. 
When pain and sickness made me cry, 
Who gazed upon my heavy eye 
And wept, for fear that I should die?
My mother. 
Who ran to help me when I fell 
And would some pretty story tell, 
Or kiss the part to make it well?
My mother. 
Who taught my infant lips to pray, 
To love God's holy word and day, 
And walk in wisdom's pleasant way?
My mother. 
And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee
Who wast so very kind to me,-
My mother 
Oh no, the thought I cannot bear; 
And if God please my life to spare 
I hope I shall reward thy care,
My mother. 
When thou art feeble, old and gray, 
My healthy arm shall be thy stay, 
And I will soothe thy pains away,
My mother 
Ans when I see thee hang thy head, 
'Twill be my turn to watch thy bed, 
And tears of sweet affection shed,-
My mother.

by Jane Taylor

Saturday, May 09, 2015

opppss i change the template

Oh my! Oh my!…kenapalah gatal nau tangan usik template setting and now i have changed my layout without saving the old template html code. All the bloggers links are gone..

Me and my itchy hand...

Thursday, May 07, 2015

One who feel excited

Bloghopping few blogs yesterday with excitement. It's good to see that my fellow blogger has been updating their blog. Feels like old time. I added their links to my blog for my easy reading. i will keep adding to the list. Not writing for a while, my writing skill is so rusty. Sigh! My observation, most of us start blogging around 10 years ago and stop blogging when FB came around. It's time for a comeback.

Last night i completed 'bunga pahar' ordered by Kak Mas. Tissue flower with ribbons. I will be delivery them to Tanjung Malim this Saturday. Hope they will like it.

Zumba class after work today...first Zumba class organised by the office's sport club. I have been slacking in my daily exercise this week. Need to push myself to be consistent in my exercise if i want to control my sugar and be more healthy.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Blog Revival Day

Thanks to those who initiated ‘Blog Revival Day’. My blog do need resuscitation as it has been idle for quite sometime…a very long time, I must say. I hope with the Blog Revival Day, the blogging arena will become active again.

Ever since the existence of Facebook, the urge to blog slowly thinning and diminishing. Most of us started blogging in 2004 and so did i. I met great people through blogging and few of them are now my blogsahabats, whom I consider as family.

Each of us have stories to tell, we laugh and cry at it but most important we support each other in time of needs. I have been through leaps and bounds in these few years and a close friend whom I know through blogging is always with me until now. The blogging arena has somewhat create a support group without we realising it.

Blogging – where people meet people and strangers become friends.