Wednesday, October 25, 2006


My famiy and I on the morning of Raya

Hari Raya has come again. A day that is waited by Muslims around the world after a full month of going through pain and sacrifices of fasting. I just came back from Raub, Pahang (my maternal grandma's kampung). Usually we will celebrate the morning of Raya at KL first than only we go back to Pahang but this year, my mum decided that she wants to spend more time before Raya with my grandma.

With all the ever-tasty food, (lemang, rendang, ketupat and the list goes on) my stomach is bloated 'cause I ate too much of everything. But I guess it's Raya, so I should be able to compromise once in awhile. During Hari Raya, we will get 'duit raya' or at least kids will get it. Sadly, as each year comes by, the amount of 'duit raya' I receive are declining. Why? 'Cause I'm getting older! The day will come when I will have to give the kids money instead of receiving it.

Selamat Hari Raya to all my Muslim friends and Happy Deepavali to all my Indian friends.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

the (ok, ok) exam marks

My dad has finally got back from his London trip after more than 2 weeks of being away. He bought me a really nice brown sling bag, shirts and jeans and the NEXT perfume. My mom is freaking jealous with me since he bought me more stuff than her. LOL.

Anyway, I got back by end-year-exams marks. Here they are:

BM: 87 (dropped a lot)
ENG: 90 (a suprising rise)
SC: 88 (ok, ok jer)
GEO: 87 (same as ever)
SEJ: 96 (whoo...but not good enough compared to Jia Yi)
KH: 86 (dropped as well)
SENI: 88 (an amazing marks for a subject that I hate the most)
MATH: an A (better)

And with that I got no. 7 in class.
Sathiya said that if he doesn't get top 10 in this term, than he will be transfered to a Kelana Jaya school. He didn' like what Zhan Wen said, "Happy Kelana Jaya, Sathiya!!!"

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

home-baked cookies

Yesterday, when everyone else was probably occupied by watching tv and chatting online, I spent the day baking chocolate chips cookies for Hari Raya. This year I decided to bake instead of buying the cookies.

I got the recipe from the Internet. It was supposedly a Famous Amos recipe. How did I get it? A woman wanted to buy a Famous Amos recipe since she loved the cookies so much. She asked the worker there, "How much is a recipe if I want to buy one?" The worker said, "Two fifty". Well, then she gave her credit card to pay for it. When she got her bills, she realized it was RM 250!! That woman thought it was RM 2.50.

She threatened to give the recipe to whole Malaysia if the worker won't return back her money and they didn't. So, the woman wrote the recipe and gave it to as many people as possible through the Net. So, that's how I got the "Famous Amos" recipe. To be honest, she was kind of dumb to think that a recipe can cost RM 2.50. How can the recipe be cheaper than the cookies?

How true is it, I don't know. We can't really trust the Internet, can we? But I still went ahead with the recipe and the result: heck, it didn't look like Famous Amos at all!!! But it did taste ok but not as good as the 'real' Famous Amos cookies.

So much for trying to bake but trust me, you won't die of food poisoning if you eat my home-baked cookies. LOL!

Friday, October 06, 2006

thank god

Finally......the craziest month of this year has finally ended. End-year-exams are over!!!! I can now eat, sleep and breathe properly. Don't ask me how my exams were. I wasn't really in top form due to some ailments.

My friends asked me, "You're fasting while having exams?" I nodded. They said, "Huh, pity you. I must drink and eat a lot during exams. If not, I cannot think properly."

Well, don't pity me for I have nothing to be pitied for. Pity those who are in the war zones. The kids and teens who are in Iraq, Lebanon, Kosovo and the list goes on. Sometimes we are too comfortable and pampered that we never stop from what we're doing to thank GOD for what we have.

Instead we keep asking for more and more. Those people in the warzones don't even have a place to shelter them for the heat and cold, no food to keep them alive and sometimes they don't even have parents to comfort them when bombs blast off on their own land.

But we have more than that. We have parents that give us ALMOST everything we need, a house equipped of whatever things we can think of and definitely we have enough food on our dining table in fact too much food that we're being labelled a 'FAT NATION'!

Yet we never appreciate all this. For once in our lives, stop complaining and thank God for what we have for we don't know what is waiting for us in the future. Maybe one day we might turn into a bloody nation from a nation which is peaceful before that. But of course, I wouldn't want to bet on that. But still......