Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Introducing Nini's Little Haven

Yesterday was the official launch of Nini's Little Haven - a shop blog i have created to feature pre-loved as well as brand new children apparel with reasonable price.

Do visit the site, if you have the time :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Oh What A Sunday!

Sunday is often sort of a bittersweet thing for me.

It still my day off but towards the end of it, annoyance kicks in without fail.

We planned to do justice to our bodies and run the extra mile at the newly opened park near Ampang Point. Have been wanting to go there for weeks but giving up the extra slumber time on weekends was way too big of a sacrifice to make. Last night however, we were really determined to go. Kakak had even planned on what to wear.

Alas, it rained heavily this morning. What a shame (or yehey??).

Got a call by mid-morning from a colleague of mine to say that she saw me in NST for an interview about I*G survey boxes. Did the interview almost a month ago and didn't expect it to be published so soon. -grin-

Headed for CapSquare by mid-day for Times Book Fair. Spent a few hours there with excellent haul as always. I didn't realize CapSquare is so small. Maybe it's bigger than i thought - i didn't actually venture the place that much. Some other time, perhaps.

The kids had their taekwondo class in the afternoon and came back with great news - both passed their tests and can now brand yellow belts with green markings. Both are relieved to not be paying me the 50 quids each. Heheh.

Congratulations to both of you!

To celebrate the joyous occassion, kakak decided to have Johnny's Steamboat for dinner while adik was simply delighted with the idea of eating out. When we got there, the place was full of patrons with a queue to boot. Both of them decided to raid Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa instead and the parents gladly towed behind.

It was a beautiful affair until the waitress decided to spill 2 glasses of drinks on me.

There i was, my jeans soaked (commencing exaggeration) in iced lemon tea and lime syrup. To make it worse, i looked like i peed in my pants. Urgh!

Cleaning and mopping took place and we resumed dinner albeit the incident.

Yes, it was an accident and yes, nobody was hurt except for my poor jeans. I would think that it's only right for the restaurant to at least be generous on the bill. When i had to pay the full amount - which i did, i walked straight to the restaurant owner and gave him a piece of my mind.

It's good enough that i didn't make a scene when the accident happened. It was after all, the waitress' fault. It's probably her first few days on the job but that doesn't take away the fact that she has to be careful when serving drinks. She spilled 2 glasses of drink - both glasses were on the tray that she was balancing while serving a drink to adik, for goodness sake!

So. The guy apologized and told the manager to ensure that i get discounts the next time i'm there. That'll be in a very loooong time, i suppose.

Anyways, it's a lesson learned for everyone.

I didn't get to do the grocery but i did get to tell adik to do the same - stand your ground and don't let anyone walk all over you.

All in all, a good Sunday indeed. Oh well.

The Good, The Bad and The Anxiety

Am back from watching Harry Potter: The Half Blood Prince.

Personally, i didn't quite enjoy it for various obvious reasons. Let's not go into details, shall we?

The only good thing in the movie was Harry's character. He's lighten up a bit - that's a great change for him.


The site is finally up and ready to be revealed. To be fair, i will do the launch on Monday to all my readers and the rest of the network of friends, colleagues and relatives.

Am nervous and excited. Butterflies flying and jumping up and down in my tummy. You know the feeling.

Until then. -pray hard-

Friday, July 24, 2009

Almost All Set

The site is ready and we're good to go.

I just need to upload pictures and we will be launching it real soon.

Stay tuned for more update.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Sliver of Light

I think I know what to do.

I need to start on it soon. Good ideas are often kidnapped and robbed of its authenticity.

I have found a partner in crime.

The crimes will be happening real soon. Soon as in next week, maybe.

Intrigued? That's the whole intention.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Einstein @ Work

I have been thinking. Much more than usual.

I think it's about time for me to make a change. The what and how are still unclear but something is about to happen. How soon, I am not sure.

I need luck on my side.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Contemplative Me

You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.You are a pretty cautious person. You look before you leap, and you don't leap often. There's a bit of a wild child within you, but it doesn't get out often.
You are a somewhat open minded person, but deep down you're fairly conservative. You don't like trying new things very much. And if you do find something new you like, you stick with it.
You are a natural multitasker. You feel alive when you're doing more than one thing at a time.You are a serious and contemplative person. You definitely do your own thing in life.
- Ice Cream Personality Test from Facebook -
Oh my. It described me to the core..

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Of An Eventful Week

It's been a hectic one and a half week.

The daycare center was closed from July 1st by the Department of Health. Four infants contracted hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and the premise was turned upside down with cleaning and the sort until the relevant department advised that it was safe to resume business on the 6th.

I took half day leave for each of the day the center was closed to chauffer the kids to/from schools. It was a very tiring affair, braving through lunch-time traffic and finding lunch spots for the picky eaters. Despite the complaints, i gained some pounds from joining the kids' heavenly lunches. Dang.

On a different note, adik has been sick since Monday. His temperature roller-costered until he got really sick on Wednesday. The good doctor said that it's nothing to be worried about. That's a relieve.

On Thursday however, he was sick again after school and i had to rush back from the office to get him. He slept the whole after after downing his meds and his temp dropped. We brought him to see the doctor again and he was cleared for dengue and the sort. A big relieve indeed but constant monitoring is essential to really ensure his state of health.

As if the episodes are not enough to keep me on my toes, i had to save the demsel in distress who missed the bus. Again, i braved through lunch-time traffic, on a Friday. It was freakin tiring, i tell ya. I was too tired to nag at her by the time i reached the school. Sigh.

My heart goes out to my niece Kaisa, whom left arm is broken from a fall. She's wearing a cast and sling, though the sling is now nowhere to be found - according to her mom.

Also to my nephew, Dhani who's in the hospital undergoing physio and making friends with the nebulizer. I have seen adik went through the same ordeal when he was just a baby. I can only imagine what my brother's going through right now.

I plan to make a trip down south for respective visits to the poor babies.

Kakak has a class today and both of the kids will have their taekwondo exam next week. They're going for green belts and have been practising hard for the exam. I did mention that they would need to pay me $50 each if the fail to bring back green belts. Fees are non-refundable - so it has to be worth the money i'm paying. Heheh.

So most probably i'll make that trip after everything's settled.

Meanwhile, let me just enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Young Socialites

The young socialites appeared in Kosmo newspaper today.

Anyone has a copy of the newspaper? I couldn't find one for the album. Bummer.