Thursday, May 30, 2013

Alert: The Coronavirus!

If you follow the news closely, I am sure you will be aware of the recent Coronavirus outbreak in France and Middle East. It is a SARS-like infection, and the first person infected had died last Tuesday from this virus.


Since the school holiday has started, I am sure some of you are currently or will be  travelling abroad with the loved ones for holiday. For this reason, I feel the need to share some of the info regarding this virus for awareness. I pray hard that this outbreak will not spread to our region, and may the scientist found the cure soon...ameen.


First thing first,


What are Coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life. Human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses.

Coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. There are three main sub-groupings of coronaviruses, known as alpha, beta and gamma, and a fourth provisionally-assigned new group called delta coronaviruses.

Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid 1960s. The five coronaviruses that can infect people are: alpha coronaviruses 229E and NL63 and beta coronaviruses OC43, HKU1, and SARS-CoV, the coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Coronaviruses may also infect animals. Most of these coronaviruses usually infect only one animal species or, at most, a small number of closely related species. However, SARS-CoV can infect people and animals, including monkeys, Himalayan palm civets, raccoon dogs, cats, dogs, and rodents.



Here's 5 points you should know about Coronavirus (taken from this article)

1. nCoV can be spread from person to person

The WHO has not yet determined exactly how the virus spreads from person to person, but the organization reports that there have been several clusters of cases in which human-to-human transmission has been confirmed. Transmission could be through coughing and sneezing or exposure to a contaminated environment.  People with daily, sustained contact with infected persons are at risk, and there have been cases of the infection spreading from patients to health care workers. However, whether or not casual contact puts a person at risk for infection is not confirmed.

2. It’s less transmissible than SARS

The WHO says SARS, a type of coronavirus detected in 2003, is distantly related to nCoV. As part of the same virus family, both infections can cause severe symptoms, but SARS was also characterized by muscle aches and chills. The major difference between the two is that nCoV does not pass from person to person as easily as the SARS virus did.

3. It comes from the Middle East

The virus started in 2012 in Jordan, and has since spread to several other countries in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Travelers to the Middle East have brought the infection to other countries including Tunisia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. There has been very little transmission of the infection between individuals who did not visit the Middle East but interacted with sick travelers when they returned.

4. Symptoms are primarily characterized as respiratory illness

Symptoms of the infection include serious respiratory illness often with additional fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Currently there is no cure nor a vaccine for the infections, so physicians treat patients based on their symptoms. Some patients come down with a bad case of pneumonia or kidney failure. Gastrointestinal problems, like diarrhea, have also been reported.

People who already have underlying health conditions may be more susceptible to the infection, and their symptoms may be different from  the majority of cases — for example, they may not experience respiratory problems.

5. There are no travel restrictions related to the virus

The WHO has not made any travel or trade restrictions for countries with reported infections. When traveling, it’s important to avoid close contact with individuals who show symptoms of the illness. It’s also advisable to avoid consuming uncooked or undercooked meats, unwashed fruits and veggies and drinking beverages with any unsterilized water.


As a Muslim, there's a doa (prayer) that we can recite to prevent such viruses:



May all of us be protected from this outbreak, insyaAllah...


Love,


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Perfect Pattaya Fried Rice

The first time I tried to make Pattaya Fried Rice was few weeks after I was married to my husband. It didn't turned out the way it was supposed to; the omelet that wrapped the rice was "torn". Although my husband told me that my fried rice tasted good despite the looks, I was really frustrated. I told myself, I will never cook Pattaya Fried Rice again...

until last Sunday.


I asked my husband what shall I cook for our lunch that day since we have no plan to go out and he asked for Pattaya Fried Rice. The first thing I did was to check out the ingredients in the fridge. Some were available, some were not. It was not the real problem, we can always substitute the ingredients with one another for fried rice, that's how special a fried rice is, isn't it? :)


My main concern was on how to make a perfect egg wrap for my rice. Thanks to the technology (smartphones to be exact), information is now at the tip of your fingers! :P Quickly I went to youtube and search for Pattaya Fried Rice. Not for the recipe, but the method. I want to see how the pro's did it; there must be something wrong with my techniques last time! The first video that came out from my search list was this video:





True enough, there were some techniques that I missed last time but now I know lah!Hihi!  ;)


What went wrong last time?

I wanted to adjust the omelette to ensure that it will not stick to the pan and easy for me to wrap the fried rice later on. When I used my wok spatula to do that, I ended up tearing my omelette instead


The tricks that I learned from the clip:

1. Ensure the wok is really hot and properly greased with oil. 
2. Take out the excessive oil out of the pan
3. When you want to adjust the omelette, dip the wok spatula into oil before flipping it!


Oh!! one more thing, nearly 6 years ago, I did not know that we have to mould the fried rice into a bowl prior to putting it at the centre of the omelette. I simply scoop it using the spatula from the bowl! LOL! :))


Hehehe...now I know lah! :P

p.s: I don't have frozen mix vege so I substitute it with kailan instead for my fried rice. 



Finally, my first attempt of cooking the Pattaya Fried Rice after nearly 6 years was a total success!! Yippie! Hehehe :)


Love,


Wordless Wednesday : Pelangi Senja



Love,




Thursday, May 23, 2013

"Mmmmbekkkkkk"


Since my twinnies are fraternal twins, it's no surprise to us that with the similarities came different likings and behavior. Although both loves the same thing, they will somehow "take turn" in loving the particular thing. 


For example, both of them loves nursery rhyme and they will sing and dance whenever we put the clips on the tv/laptop/phone. However, just like the season, sometimes it's Faiqa who loves to sing any time, anywhere and sometimes, it's Falisya who loves to do that while Faiqa couldn't be bother at all! 


Nowadays, Falisya is more into dancing and singing while Faiqa, is sooo in love with her ABC book. She will bring the book everywhere, even on the bed with her. She can sit all alone, and reading the alphabets out loud while making the sound of the animals for each alphabet.




When with her book, she couldn't be bother by anything and that includes iPhone. 
Yay! She's no longer  obsess with it! :)


Once, she woke up at 2.30am in the morning, and was crying in the dark. I woke up and called her to come to my bed (my children sleep on a queen size mattress in our bedroom). She came, crawled on top of the bed and lay down in my arm, sandwiched between me and my husband. As I was trying to sleep again about 15 minutes later, I heard a sound, "Mmmmbekkkk!!". I was shocked and puzzled. I checked on her and noticed that she actually brought the ABC book with her to sleep and she was trying to read the book in the dark! :P I don't think she can see as it was almost pitch black in the room but knowing that young kids have good photographic memory, I guess she just simply read what she remembered. Haha, it was funny...tetiba anak dara I mengembek tengah malam, dalam gelap plak tu!! :))


The other day, while she did what she loves to do I managed to record Faiqa reading her favourite book. Listen carefully as she pronounced the work G and G stands for what....



I am not sure why, but the "mmmbekkkk" sound definitely obvious than the other animal's sound! Haha!

I wonder how she will react when she see the real goat, making the sound she loves so much. It will be fun, isn't it? ;)

Love,


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spinach for Breakfast, Anyone?

Bread is one of the easiest and common simple menu for breakfast. Spread it with butter, kaya or jams and you can have a quick meal in less than 5 minutes. Besides that, bread is commonly used for sandwiches with various filling. Thinking about it alone made me hungry at the moment...*ups!* :D


If you loves bread as your breakfast, why not you try this simple but healthy menu. I came across this easy peasy recipe from one of my favourite cooking blog, Smitten Kitchen...



Spinach and Smashed Egg Toast

My version. Hihi.


All you have to do is toast you bread slices and then spread it with Dijon mustard. In a small pot, heat up water and boiled an egg until it's cooked (it's up to you whether you want it fully cooked or 3/4 cooked). In a small pan, heated up a bit of butter, and stir fry the shallots for few minutes before putting in the spinach that was boiled for 2 minutes, cream (yogurt + milk in my case) and season it with salt and pepper. When it's done, just spread the spinach on the toast, and crushed the boiled egg on top and garnish it with the salt, pepper and the cheese. Nyums!


You can view the complete recipe here. I made slight modification from the original recipe; instead of using heavy cream I used fresh plain yogurt + fresh milk and instead of using the feta cheese I used the only cheese I have in my fridge: shredded cheddar cheese :P You can customized it to suit your liking too, ladies ;) 


Alhamdulillah, my husband loves it! Extra spinach would be better tho (we ran out of spinach in the fridge at that time :P). I still remembered, whenever mak wanted to stress out the benefit of spinach to me and my siblings, she always gave Popeye The Sailorman character as the example..I think most parents in the 80's does that! Hehe...I tried the other day with Faaz and he was like, "Popeye, who??" Hahaha! Have to show him the cartoon one of these days :D


Speaking of spinach, let me share with you some interesting points about spinach which I read from an article recently:

1.    It’s wiser to choose tender baby spinach leaves. The larger the leaves, the more mature they are and more likely to be tough or stringy. Also, spinach leaves that are placed under direct light in the stores have been found to contain more nutrients than those stored in darkness.

2.    Cooking spinach actually increases its health benefits! Just half a cup of cooked spinach will give you thrice as much nutrition as one cup of raw spinach. That’s because the body cannot completely break down the nutrients in raw spinach for its use.

3.    As an exception to the advice above, research studies show that taking spinach in juice form is actually the healthiest way to consume it. Blend spinach with other vegetables or fruits to create a delicious glass of juice, or try a green smoothie.

4.    There’s a compound in spinach called oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium and iron. An easy way to solve this problem is to pair spinach with a food high in vitamin C. Mandarin oranges and cantaloupes spring to mind here. Another way to reduce the power of oxalic acid is to boil the spinach leaves for at least two minutes.

5.   Freezing spinach diminishes its health benefits. The way to get the best from the leaf is to buy it fresh and eat it the same day.

6.  Do place spinach on your ‘organic shopping’ list, because the leaf tends to be sprayed heavily with pesticides that don't come off with normal washing.

7.    Everyone talks about the benefits of spinach in nourishing the eyes and building bones. What few know is that it also very good for digestion. Spinach eases constipation and protects the mucus lining of the stomach, so that you stay free of ulcers.  It also flushes out toxins from the colon.

8.  Another lesser known benefit of spinach is its role in skin care. The bounty of vitamins and minerals in spinach can bring you quick relief from dry, itchy skin and lavish you with a radiant complexion. Regular consumption of fresh, organic spinach juice has been shown to improve skin health dramatically.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-surprising-health-facts-about-spinach.html#ixzz2TuTF2sIY



Love,

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Day I Had My 1st Migraine


For the first time in my life, I experienced migraine last Saturday. I experience headaches on and off, especially when I had late meals or skipped it; all thanks to my gastric :P Usually, it will go off once the winds in my body went off (either from vomiting or through massages). But this headache I had that day was really painful until I almost felt like banging my head on the walls T_T.


It started during the noon, slowly the pain became intense. Even the panadol did not do the wonders like it always does. It was then I knew that this was not a normal headache. I am pretty sure the intense heat these days that causing the migraine. On that day itself, I shower thrice, ate ice-cream twice and countless ice-water. It was HOT and sunny day and my current house doesn't have an aircond! *cries*


I felt bad that I wasn't well on a non-working day that my family had to cancel our weekend outing just because of me. So when the children hang out with their daddy outside the house, I tried my best to sit near the door... it's the least I can do to spend time with my loved ones. It was difficult, even to smile because each time the kids shouts, I felt like my head was exploding...huhu. Tapi ku tabahkan  hati, and smile each time they called out my name.. 


Hubby finally made me smiled when he tried to play "tarik upih" with Falisya. It was spontaneous, he was trimming the trees around our compound and since Falisya was near to him, she became his "victim" :P




Falisya in action.
Look at her reaction. LOL! :))



After the ride: "Kuuuuuus, semangat!"
hehehe :))



But when asked afterwards, malu-malu kucing...
she wants another trip! haha!

Faaz too, tried to make me smile and relax. He tried hard to jump, imitating the type of jump I usually do outdoor. Hehe, wished I can joined you, son. Unfortunately no :(



I only lasted there for 20 minutes before I had to went inside and lay down for a while. Suddenly, Faaz came back to me and told me that he's hungry. I looked at the clock, and it was 4.30pm, it's tea time indeed. I can't do much due to my condition, but I hate to turn down request from my children especially...


Alhamdulillah, when I asked him what he wants to eat, Faaz told me that he wants something easy to prepare; bread and jam for snack. I remembered that we have a sandwich moulder so I told Faaz, let's make some teddy sandwiches. Faaz was excited, quickly he went to the sink to wash his hand. I let him to do it on his own, while I supervised him:


I love to see those tiny fingers working. Cute!



Sandwich the way Faaz Naqi likes :)
I added some jams to highlight the eyes and the smile :)


As for the rest of us, I made some toast sandwiches with peanut butter and nutella fillings. The twins loves something crunchy, they will only eat toasted bread rather than normal bread...pelik, tapi mommy layankan aje :D



Jadilah...dari takde pape...


As soon as I finished my half-piece of sandwich, I cannot tahan anymore. Went upstairs to pray, took another set of panadol before doze off until late evening...All that I know, migraine SUCKS! :(


P/s: What is the best remedy for migraine, ya? Panadol seems not working. Ponstan perhaps?

Love,





Thursday, May 16, 2013

Preloved: Boy Tuxedo Set


School break is coming really soon, which means there will be a lot of wedding invitations, and some of us might have family members who actually are getting hitched. 


With the occasions coming soon, am sure we; the ladies especially has started choosing and shopping the outfits for these events. I still remember when we prepared for my SIL's wedding last two years ago. Not only I have to prepare my outfits for the mehndi nite, nikah ceremony and wedding reception, I was also having a headache preparing the outfits for my two favourite boys; my husband and my son.


The male dress code for Reen's wedding reception was full suit (tuxedo) and I've been looking high and low, for Faaz. There were only few options, and the prices were not that cheap. I tried looking for a pre-loved (since I know Faaz will rarely used it), but I couldn't find one. At last, I bought Faaz a tuxedo suit from Domii (www.domii.co.uk). A bit expensive but worth the RM spent. Love the design, but most importantly the good quality material.



My Faaz, during the wedding reception :)


Now that Faaz is 4 years old, he can never wore the suit again or pass it to his younger siblings since they are both GIRLS! Hihi. It will be such a waste to let it just hanged inside the wardrobe so I decided to let it go with a cheap price.


The tuxedo suit package comes with:


1. White pleated long sleeve shirt + black long pants




2. A matching vest in black




3. A black blazer/coat




One suit complete suit :)


Price: RM150 (excluding postage)
*original price is RM389*
Size: 1-2 years

Brand: Domii



and owh, it comes with a suit bag as well!


Besides wearing it as a page boy or following the formal dress code, you can dress up your boy with semi-casual look to attend weddings; just like I did:




Wore the shirt and the vest with a pair of jeans and paired it up with a bow!
Chic and handsome, still! ;)


Interested?

Email me at: nfn4181@gmail.com

Love,


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water




Warm honey lemon, 
my favourite remedy for sore throat :)


1. Good for stomach  

Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites. Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are
relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones



2. Excellent for Skin Care

Lemon, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheadsLemon water if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin. 



3. Aids in Dental Care

Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums. 



4. Cures Throat Infections

Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has an antibacterial property. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently. 




5. Good for Weight Loss

One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster,thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well. 




6. Controls High Blood Pressure

Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression. 




7. Assist in curing Respiratory Disorders 

Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma. 



8. Good for treating Rheumatism 

Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body



9. Reduces Fever 

Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration




10. Acts as a blood purifier

The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier



Love,


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

5 Years...

14th May 2009 - 14th May 2013.
5 years.


Time flew and without I realized...and here am I, typing and documenting stories of my life in this so-called blogspot platform for 5 years now.


I started blogging in 2005, via Friendster (they used to have a blog) and it all started with an encouragement from my childhood bestfriend, Zaha (thank you!! :). I was naive, and a bit blur at first although I love to write. I used to write to my diaries ( I started to have one since I was 12 years old!) so when I decided to write a blog, I figured why not I share part of my life journey as an eldest daughter in the family, my first job as an RF/Optimization Engineer and of course part of my love story with F. Ehem! Thus, I named my very first blog as: "MY LIFE" :)


It begun with a not-so-personal-journal-but-for-personal-reading but slowly I got visitors, who were mainly my Friendster friends. Among them includes Mimy Hamid. We were schoolmates since primary, knew each other's name but never spoken even once, until we both left SMSG to pursue our dream in the university. One day, she left a comment on my blog and confessed that she's one of my silent reader. I said to myself, wow...words keep people connected! (Note: I just love your blog tagline, Anne!).



Four years had passed and one day I received an email from Friendster telling me that I've reached the maximum capacity to upload photos via my blog, and later there were rumours that Friendster is closing (which was true) so I started thinking of migrating my blog to a new platform. It was between blogspot or wordpress. Thanks to Nuurill, my uni classmate for her recommendation, so finally I migrated to blogspot on 14th May 2009, few months after I delivered my first child, Muhammad Faaz Naqi. I was totally in love with my life at that time (and I am still loving my life currently, alhamdulillah) so I named my second blog as "LOVE LIFE COMPLETELY" :) 



Another 5 years had passed and alhamdulillah, here I am still, sharing my life journey that includes my passion for my dearest family, my work, and my love for cooking, and fashion :) Glad that with extra rezk from Allah SWT, I've been given the opportunities to do reviews, advertorials and attending events as bloggers. Although not as much as other big names in the blogging world, but good enough to give me priceless experience and new friendship. One of the profound moment was, when I was invited as part of media by Ministry of Tourism for the International Shoe Festival event. It was an eye opener, to see from a journalist point of view and get to do an interview myself! It was awkward definitely, and I felt small when I had to introduce myself to Dato' Jimmy Choo. I am nobody, people...I am not even a fashion blogger, but I love fashion (shoes especially). And that was what I told Dato' Jimmy. :) Feel humbled when he asked me for my card so that he can read my blog. :)



Today, on my blog anniversary I would like to thank each and everyone of you who   spend their time reading my humble writing, and kindly enough to follow, leave some comments or even write those lovely emails. I truly appreciate the gestures, people. Thank you for being part of my life journey, thank you for the support and feedback, but most of all, thank you for the friendship. I truly cherish it, even if I did not mentioned your name personally on my blog, terima kasih :)



To my darling husband; thank you for your never ending support on my passion in writing. Thank you for the time, thank you for the critics, thank you for the encouragement (and that includes buying us a good camera and sometimes, be the cameraman yourself :), love. Lastly, thank you the greatest gifts in my life; Faaz Naqi, Faiqa Nayra & Falisya Nayla. You all are my inspiration to keep on writing. I'd be lost without any of you. Love you loads!


Hope these sets of fingers keep on meeting the keyboard for more stories in my life. 

InsyaAllah...

:)

Love,

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Tank Top Incident :D

Almost two years ago, I bought a white Zara slub tank top for my husband, to pair up with his 50% see through white collared t-shirt. But he never bother to wear either the tank top or the t-shirt. Both were well kept inside the closet until...



Pic fr Zara.com

yesterday morning.


As I came out of the bathroom there stood him, wearing the tank top with his armani jeans, smiling and posed like a model.

Him : "Tadaaaa! How? Nice or not?"
Me  : "Laaaaa, after almost two years baru nak pakai??"
Him :"Ni pakai la ni...how? Nice, right? Mahal tuuuu singlet nie"

Before I can even open my mouth, Faaz, who was busy playing with his lion-o figurine in our bedroom suddenly voiced out his opinion without even looking at his daddy;

Faaz: "Same like Nana's only!"  (*Nana = grandfather*)

Me: Hahahahahahaha!! :D





Faaz, Faaz.... kena daddy sebijik! :P

Terus daddy cancel and pakai baju lain. LOL!!

Love,


Friday, May 10, 2013

5th May, 2013 - The 13th GE


No, I am not gonna write about the politics in this entry, I believe we had enough of those writeup/info from most of the social media, especially those on FB and twitter (annoying right, yes? no?). Instead, I want to share how I spent my GE13 day with my loved ones :)


Alhamdulillah, this year marked the 3rd year of me being a voter, thanks to my beloved parents. They had educated me and the siblings on our responsibility as a Malaysian citizen since we were young, thus as soon as I reached 18 years old, my late father had brought me to register myself. Ingat lagi masa tu, rasa dah dewasa sangat sebab dah boleh mengundi...padahal??....Hehehe..


But this was not the case with my husband. During the last general election in 2008, (we were newlyweds at that time) only me went to vote as he did not registered as a voter. From there on, I tried to persuade him to register and alhamdulillah, he did it last year at a post office in Subang Jaya. So this was his first year to cast a vote and he was quite excited. Hihi :)


Since this time both of us were voting but at different location, I've decided to give in and let him cast his vote first. We left the children with the helper that morning before we went to the Pusat Mengundi in USJ12. 


While waiting for my hubby in the car, my sister sent me an image of my mom's finger with the blue ink. Apparently, for her saluran, she was the first to cast vote that morning. Semangat ok! Hahaha....


The photo sent by Kak Ngah :D


Hubby came back about half an hour later, showing me his finger proudly. Ni yang buat ahkak tak sabar nak balik Gombak, I wanted my "blue ink henna" too! hihihi :D 




Because of too much propaganda, too much negativity being posted in all the social media before the election day, many people tend to be paranoid and emotional, to the extent that those who looked "exotic" were being accused of being the "Pengundi Hantu" or worst the "Bangla". There's an incident happened to cousin Razzif's childhood friends that has been recorded and posted in FB (you can view it here). My husband too, received the "one kind look" from many when he entered the USJ12 school but lucky, nobody approached him.



Traffic was pretty smooth because most of the people left the city and went back to their hometown for voting. There's only a minor hiccup as we entered Sentul area but it went on smoothly as we passed by the area. Made a pit stop at my mom's place to pick up two first-time voters as well; my little sister and brother :)



Kak Ngah snapped this photo as we were about to go to SMK Hillcrest to vote.

Muka excited nak vote tu..kekeke!

Nak naik bukit Hillcrest tak boleh pakai heels, nanti jatuh tergolek. LOL!



Tahun ni tak keseorangan lagi pegi mengundi...hurray!
Oh my chubby face! :(


We reached the location at 11:30am and there was a small crowd queuing to check our name, and to which voting room we belongs to. I thought that reflects how big the crowd to cast the vote but man, I was totally wrong!



The queue before me..


I was located at Saluran Mengundi 6 (voting room 6) while my siblings were at Saluran Mengundi 7 so berpecah from there onwards...huhu



Mine!

As I went upstairs (the voting room is at level 2), I realized that my queue was very, very long! I had to went to level 3 to queue! T_T. Penat ahkak panjat tangga,  u'olls! :P



The view from where I stood...
 The voting room was at one level down! *nangis*


As I stood there waiting patiently for my turn, I texted my husband to tell him about the long queue and being a "Mr. Super Sakat", I knew he would come up with something cheeky. 


True enuff.....phhhfffft!



**sampai eja "queue" pun salah :P

Alhamdulillah, after 1 hour queuing (semangat tak?!:P), I finally arrived at Saluran 6 and cast my vote...


Dah nampak peti undi..yay!! :D


Finally, my "blue henna"...hehehe

Cun kan I punye, pandai akak tu color my nails. 3 layers tau! :))


Heavy rain poured heavily as soon as I completed my responsibility as a Malaysian citizen. Since my siblings' queue was still a long way to go, I decided to go back to my mom's place first for lunch and prayer. Although my mother was busy working on that day, she still have time to prepare quick lunch for us. Love you loads mak! Just after I finished my prayer, my sister informed us that both of them has finished casting their votes.


We made a move from my mom's place at about 4pm. Since it was raining on the way back, Fadzil brought me to The Loaf for a coffee break. We had some pastries, time hujan memang layan...hihi. Bought some for the children too.




That night, my sister in-laws invited all of us to have dinner and watch the 13th GE results together-gether at her place. We went there after Maghrib prayer, and headed straight to the dining room to have our meal before joining the rest in front of the TV at the living hall...




Among the menu that night, chicken tandoori and mutton murtabak. Nyumss!

While my two girls were concentrating on counting the results for BN and PR (truth: one was drawing on the doodle board while the other looking), my boy wasn't paying any attention to the tv at all. He was in his own world, concentrating on playing the Ironman 3 game on the phone :P



Macam tengah record vote je..ehehe


 Faaz Naqi lost in his own world.. :P

Although the children were barely asleep and there were still more results not showing yet, we decided to make a move when the clock approaching midnight. Regardless of which party won the election, Fadzil still need to wake up early and go to work the very next morning (thank God I am working in Selangor..cuti!:P).


That's pretty much of what happened on our 5th of May this year. InsyaAllah, with God's will, I will definitely want to cast a vote 5 years from now. Congratulations to all the politician who won the seats for DUN and parliamentary regardless of the party or skin color. I hope you can start working hard for the Malaysian and hold on to your promises. We, the rakyat want to see the improvement...we want a better Malaysia!


Love,