Thursday, August 30, 2012

How to squeeze 30 days of joyous to 1 day.


You ols!selamat hari raya and salam merdeka and selamat mengisi perot 3 hari cuti ni.aduh jeles >,<

Miss me?I have been in hiatus. Actually, during my hiatus, I have been so much closer to you (assuming my followers semua tinggal di Malaysia). Yep, I was home for a about a week. I tell you it was a bliss being able to puasa in Malaysia. MasyaAllah, best sangat2. Especially for hubby who had his last Ramadhan in Malaysia like 11 years ago.
I could not help giggling seeing him so excited for bazaar Ramadhan, roti john, murtabak, and all.
But I feel sad for him sebab of course we can't eat all in the list. Tak larat pon. kesian die. He managed to only eat a few slices of roti john. The others on the list??tak dapat langsung >,<
Too bad we spent the final week of Ramadhan whereby the stalls had slowly reduced in number.
Pity him not having as much selection. Nevertheless, we only had one time for bazaar pun :( Most of the time of course we eat home cook food :)
So, one week definitely isn't enough.
Put food aside, he was also excited to finally be able to perform terawikh and qiam at masjid after all these years in Japan. Alhamdulillah..

Oh before I forgot, we only raya sehari and suku aje. Pendek sangat2 T_T just because of that, I decided to go back to Malaysia for good once I completed my study. lol XP 

Here`s to tips to squeeze 30 days raya to one day :D

1. Marry someone within the same state :P

 Tak dapat nak road trip pon x apela..this really come in handy in situation di mana kita dapat beraye sehari sahaje *_*
Tapi trust me, kalo ko dah dok KL tu, perjalanan nak kemana-mana pun memang macam road trip >,<

Raya pertama is quite hectic I tell you.

This year, we spent 1 Syawal morning in Ampang, my in laws' house. First thing first is solat sunat Aidil fitri. 
I was sooooo shocked looking at ramainya orang mashaAllah..
Orang melayu tak ramai pun tapi. Indonesia..ramai gila >,< haha. 

2. You can`t squeeze all kubur to be visited in one morning.

So, I decided to visit and do tahlil ringkas at my late dad`s kubur a day before 1 Syawal. 
Syawal morning, we just visited kuburs around nearby.

3. Only indulge food at the house which you pasti sedap :p

Atau..sia-sia je ruang perut anda untuk hari itu. I don`t know you, but I macam tu. So, I did not eat until I get to the house I dah target.haha.. Kesibukan melayan sedara mara has covered me so well to keep people from acknowledge that I did not eat their raya food :P lol XP

4. Ask for kerjasama dari ahli keluarga yang lain to understand or better follow your schedule.

Alhamdulillah, both sides are very understanding towards us. I can`t thank especially my mom enough. I had a very limited time with her this time around. I promised her a better plan next time. Better yet be home for good. So, with the help of my other siblings, we plan the time to meet at our kampung since my nenek insisted to see me and my husband after a long time. We just had to rush to Seri Menanti. 
All my life, road to Seri Menanti was never that bad. If jam pun sikit di Bukit Putus where people then to slow down. But bukit putus now got bypass, I assume the problem has been taken care of although it wasn`t that serious like we experienced in KL. But that day, we stuck at the bypass for a good 1 hour!!fuhh!rintangan betul. The funny thing was, all of my siblings stuck together.haha..
Finally we made it through, clueless of the source of the heavy traffic. Maybe bottleneck..again:/

5. Marry someone who accept you for who you are and tolerable.

Important so he understood your decision also could tolerate to that. Don`t forget, we have to be accepting and tolerable to him as well.

Dah la kot..tu je.haha.
Dengan ini, terimalah sekeping dua gamba hari raya sehari saya untuk tahun 1433 hijrah ini...

Before bertolak to see my family:)bile nak bertiga nih:'D
 Eh, what is your theme for raya?
OMG!!knowing me yang suke sangat buat syarat-syarat kehidupan ni, of course I'll have theme too.
I have already decided the theme 1 year in prior. One year in prior I dah standbykan kain sume :P
I was shocked the morning raya..adeh..banyak betol turqoise :D haha.
And I saw HattaDolmat was posting that this year's most famous theme was..turqoise. So, I guess, the wave caught me too:D
In laws;) OMG..I don`t know other in laws yang sporting ghope ini. haha. Alhamdulillah..

Then in the afternoon, we bertolak ke Seri Menanti. To my nenek's house coz my mom and siblings were there.

With my family, berlatarkan rumah nenek.

Us with anak-anak buah 

Then we moved back to Ampang for meet and greet other extended relatives. We try so hard to see as many people as we can in one day. But, who am I kidding? If we want quantity, we wouldn't get quality. So, most of them, we could just salam, bermaafan and asking around the most 3 questions. Then, next!
Sebab berlari-larian ni also, I couldn`t stay at any sides to help around. So, basically, I am still not familiar with my husband`s family raya dishes >,< Semoga masih ada raya for me next year. InshaAllah..

Basically, I don't get the raya orgasm:/ I really wanna go home T______T 
I hope my homesick will end when Syawal ended (when nobody in twitter sebok-sebok rebut tarikh open house derang:/).

Apologize for keadaan caca marba of my writing. I was sooo tired at the moment. hehe..

Till then, 

Salam Hari Merdeka!

*duh!mesti banyak gila rumah terbuka 3 hari cuti nih -__-" and..I will not be invited :/

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sempena Syawal

To all readers,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Maaf Zahir Batin

Yours truly and her significant other.

Friday, August 10, 2012



How's puasa??
Jangan lupa manfaatkan Ramadhan sebaik mungkin:)

For those yang sedang menetap dan berpuasa di Japan, ye saya faham perasaan anda. Lol XD Panas gila kot -__-" Tapi semua tu dugaan, and bukanlah alasan untuk meninggalkan puasa Ramadhan. 
Anyways, my hobby ni selain daripada..sigh..banyak actually. Termasukla mandi dengan lama. Lol XD.
I love mandi. Lol lol XD.
When I first came to Japan and have to live by my own in Hiroshima, I was shocked looking at my water bill >,< Sangat mahal. Plus, that time I was new, so I couldn't help myself from converting the currency. It's habit for those who are new I think. or more precisely yang new and bukanlah anak orang kaye macam yours truly -__-"
Then I start making many strategies la..until one point, I showered once a day, just because I can't do shower in less than 30minutes. It's like 30 minutes or nothing. LolXD. 
Then my husband told bill was normal je..I je yang frantic sangat. Lol XD 
Only after he convinced me, I take shower at least 2x a day, with minimum duration of 15minutes. I don't want to mention the longest here:p
Please take note however, during summer, the mean duration will increase 'slightly' ('slightly' is so subjective here depending on ur mean time taken for one But it's ok, coz the gas bill turun banyak as I didn't use hot water as much. Lol XD

For those who might be sharing hobby suka mandi macam yours truly, who enjoyed relaxing in bath tub, 
I strongly recommend you this..from the famous hand made cosmetics maker, LUSH!

Fist Burst in the bath. Perisa bunge ape tah ni, i tried in Korea. After peluh2 jalan melawan arus kat lautan sardine di Myeong-Dong, bes woo berendam dalam ni sambil dgr lagu taylor swift. lol XD. In the ball tu, ada flower petals. So, when the ball burst, the flower petals will be released. Cool!:'D Oh, this thing is so wangi..after rendam, the smell will stick to you body. Quite pricey though. Tapi okla nak cuba sekali sekala:) Share the tub with your spouse, lg best;)
There's so many other bath items yet to try from Lush. hehe..I tried a few (yang reasonable price Burst in the bath ni one of my fav:) cubelah!:D

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Frozen juadah iftar..not for sale


Berbuka makan apa you ols?
Sesungguhnya, untung sungguh orang Malaysia. Kadang-kadang, bukan makanan berbuka tu yang menyebabkan kita seronok didatangi Ramadhan, tapi melihat semangat jiran tetangge menyambut Ramadhan bersama tu yang best. Bertukar juadah, turn moreh. Tu semua aktiviti biasa jiran rumah saya la senang cerita. Kalau tak sempat sangat nak masak berbuka tu, janganla risau..bazaar Ramadhan merata-rata kot. Restaurants, hotels, semuanya memudahkan umat islam untuk berbuka. Alhamdulillah..budaya yang tak dapat kita lihat kat mana-mana.
Tapi malang sikit untuk kami di sini..
especially untuk yang keje kat kompeni nippon la kan..
contoh terdekat suami saya lah tu.
kesian sangat balik almost everyday pukol 11mlm T___T
So, sebagai usaha untuk mendapat title isteri mithali, maka berperanglah yours truly kat dapur menyediakan juadah berbuka untuk beliau sobs..kesian makan makanan frozen -___-"
I always said to him, if you have time to eat outside, please do. So, you'll get more variety. The most I could do 4 types. He'll for sure got sick of them by second week:(
Given him yang tak fussy, he still eat the same food I froze for him so far everyday. I hope he can tahan another week before I return:) 
Ganbatte ne bebeh..Gomen I can't provide a good iftar and sahur for you :(

A day before we left for Seoul, I had time to cook this much. It's tiring though..but thinking the least I could do, is this. then I pack them in freezer bag in small amount each and froze:)

So, LDM is doable. If belum ada komitmen yang banyak like babies, and you have target to what extend the process need to continue, etc. Oh, and provided if you are not hysterical like this woman (me)!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

We are featured..

Kami masuk majalah Jepun nih :'D


Lihat!lol XD
All because my tudung that day. It was so purple. Hiroshima's soccer team's color is purple (I know..purple?really?lol XD), and of course I wanted to blend in. Obvious sangat kot kalau pakai baju lain when you are invited as Sanfrecce's supporter. Nasib baik la ada tudung yang macam masuk sikit and purple top. Gosh, I am so lacking of tops in purple color *have to shop more >,<*
Then, from afar the journalist got attracted to me and pointed at my tudung assuming we do not know Japanese. Told ya my husband is so friendly that sometimes he made me worry >,<. When he started talking, the journalist instantly 'falling in love' with him and start dragging us aside while waiting for the other crew. The rest was history. And yea..he was wearing Cantona's of Manchester United -__-"

I found the magazine in my mailbox with the page I'm in, was nicely folded. It's like somebody wants to tell me I was in. I don't know who gave me the magazine.
To whoever it was, I thank you:)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We are 2


We are two!Already 2. Actually I forgot. Eh, we forgot to wish each other on the date if follow kalendar masihi. But we did celebrate ikut muslim calendar. Okla tu:) Actually I just remembered that we missed it until...I browse through my photos in the phone -__-" then i remembered and it has already passed for almost a week. lol lol XD kami mmg mcm tu..tarikh bile declare wassoeve tak perenahnye nak ingat. apetah lagi hitung-hitung bagai. 
For those who follow me on twitter or instagram, mesti pernah tengok gambar kat bawah ni?:D

Prepared this on Syaaban 20th. He was home at 11pm then -__-;. 

Happy Anniversary to us!weeee!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hidden Address


During our evening stroll along Itaewon's bumpy roadsides, we stumbled upon a boutique cafe yang sangat-sangat cantik >,< I so love the concept. I just had to enter and meet with the owner. Luckily, he could speak english very well without any korean accent. Unfortunately for you, I don't have the pictures with me at the moment. I sort of directed hubby to snap around. Like every inches of the small 3 storey bungalow. It isn't so spacious, however beautifully decorated with vintage concept. I think most of the items used for decorations are their own.
I'll review about this place soon when I have the photos with me. was like looking at my dream in real!but in Seoul >,< 
For now, here's the sneak peek:)
The gorgeous entrance into Hidden Address, Itaewon. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun, dan Gyeongbok Palace


So, today i'll be writing about 3 places at once. Just because I visited all 3 places in one day!
Our first stop was..the famous Namdaemun Market.
Market ni memang lol XD
I heard that here you can use nihongo to communicate. we tried and it's true indeed.
But to bargain?never la in ur dream. lol XD. the ahjumma akan straight away lose interest in you and switch to other customer. maleh die nak layan. And let you be. Something like that..sedikit impolite. 
Many bloggers would advise you to buy your souvenir here. I would to, except, please buy inside the gedung. Don't buy those outside the gedung. Eventhough they are cheap, you can find the same stuff with even cheaper price inside the gedung.
The gedungs are so sempit, so we didn't take pictures around. But the looks, ambiance was exactly like Tanah Abang. Sama je the concept. Very small space for the selling items.
For me, what I like about Namdaemun is the gedung full with accessories >,< yeah..that includes all the keronsang all la. At first, I wasn't into keronsang too much. I don't like big keronsang sticking on my petite frame. But, after a visit here, I starting to like many other accessories especially hair clip and...ring!
Cantik gila. Before, I was not a big fan maybe because I never stumbled upon yang cantik gitew..tapi I rambang sangat>,< so, I did not buy much on exactly for souvenirs. And for me, the keronsang tak adalah cheap sangat. Macam M'sia je. So, don't waste money come here just to buy keronsang. It's really overrated.
Canila ghopenye Namdaemun Market..even sesak dari sardine can:p Maka, silala  masuk dalam gedung-gedung kat tepi tu utk suasan yang lebih tenang dan risiko lebih rendah utk mendapat XD
You know my problem if travelling? I would be short of fruit's dose. So, I just have to get them whenever I see them. Tembikai ..slrrrp
My husband ni memang friendly orangnya..He could easily making friends everywhere even in the airport tram (in which we got invitation to visit Istanbul @.@). Kadang-kadang risau kot2 die bekenalan ngan orang jahat -__-"
So, in Namdaemun, he made friends with this beard candy maker. Apparently the guy speak nihongo very well. So, the boys are so excited chatting about work, Japan, Malaysia, et cetra. I just stand aside and eat my free candies :') We went there twice and the candy maker were so excited to see my husband again. Gosh!
Top: Bear Candy Stall with one of the maker. No, hubby made friends with all of them. And they remembers him so well;)
Down: Korean Traditional Taffy-TA RAE. I am so liking this. Whenever I opened one box, thinking just to have a taste of it, I'll finish the whole box>,< so sedappppp!! I recommend you all this for souvenir. We didn't make it though. It's so sedap that we just had to keep all for ourselves:( Anyway, this candy bukan ada di Namdaemun sahaja, you can find them in many other attractions area like Myeong-Dong;)
Another famous attractions yang akan meniti di bibir-bibir pelancong ialah...Dongdaemun.
Dongdaemun in yours truly eyes sama macam ..bkt bintang area kot..where dekat satu pelusuk ni u jumpe plaza, satu pelusuk lain tetibe ade pavvy yang curlass tinggi siket. It's like they are scramble together in a place called Dongdaemun. So, kat sini banyak sangat shopping malls yang berjiran tetangge. You come out of A mall, you'll be stepping into B mall. Like that.
Tapi Dongdaemun ni sunggoh besar gah semacam when first time I stepped into the area.
But I told hubby, I wanna see Korea..mall,'s just another KL.
So, we went to the area yang macam Sg. Wang. Outside the building tulis fashion plaza.
I assumed kat sini kot yang murah gila tu..
Nak tengok dalam?
yea..I was a bit dissapointed. lol. Banyak tau plaza ni.not just one. And all...looks like this. I  turn off sikit if selling area mcm ni. So, i just jalan-jalan tengok je. They were not that cheap though. I asked for one small belt, and they charged me dalam 1000yen gitu. I could get better belt here for just 300yen:( I don't know if they were trying to kenekan I ke ape. 

Top: ooppss kantoi. That was our lunch in Myeong-Dong. The same seafood restaurant. But this time we tried BBQ style pulek..Memang hari tu hari I sauna XD Then we went to..Gyeongbok Palace.
You know Korea is no longer having raja?
But there are so many huge palaces left and well preserved as world heritage.
Unlike Japan which you may find castles (in which I consider them as small..I even think they might be just the symbolic leftovers), their palaces are huge...verrry spacious.penat kot nk jalan kalau jadi orang gaji kat XD. kalau contoh kita pegi borak-borak kt bilik A ni, pastu balik, then only you realized you left your room key..macam malas gila nak patah balik. Lol XD
It's very nice. Take note that the castle has open time. It is not accessible 24hours tau (kami la yang sengal sangat XP). 

Majestic. husband too :')
This palace besarrrrr sangat wei. Jangan la pergi masa dah nk tutup macam Memang tak sempat nk sampai belakang >,<

The metro system is so efficient and so cheap. 100yen for anywhere you go. yes, murah mengarut gile.haha.

I'll write more later:)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Myeong-Dong, Seoul

I want to continue 'reviewing' about my short visit to Korea last two weeks.
Alhamdulillah...hubby and me accomplished another place in the world atlas. That has been his life mission I guess. And I am happy to accompany him doing so:)

So, Seoul huh..who's idea was that?
You know for whoever who had been living in Japan for quite a long time, of course la he had been in Seoul.
So, this time around the idea was from me. Ngahaha..
I had a hard time convincing him. When he finally agreed, again..last minute everything. Nasib baik Seoul dekat. On the day, both of us wake up with only me bersemangat. Nasib baik lagi..we are going to Korea girls!I packed very very light. When the time hubby wanted to zip up our luggage...he was surprised because he could not find my baju.hahaha..He thought I forgot or dumb for thinking that we are going there just for overnight. Lol lol XD. You know why right..tell me who could not read my subtext?:| oh, and I did not even packed my make up:p

We arrived in the heart of Seoul around 5pm. What can I say, Seoul station isn't as congested like Shibuya/Shinjuku station. I'm being serious!
You know betapa tak bersemangatnya kami..when we arrived at the Seoul station, we didn't even had clue to where is the location of our hotel, and let alone how to get there!>,<
Still, we were still very calm. Tak excited langsung T_T Anyway, we have started seeing many Malaysians since the airport. wow..Malaysians really love Seoul I guess:)
Back to the hotel story, all I know the hotel name has the word 'Sinchon'. So, we head straight to the Sinchon station yang terletak sebelah Hongik University yang sangat famous among blogger yang review Seoul. Wokeh, now we are at Sinchon station. Again, we didn't know where to go, which exit.
All we can remember was there's 7E on the way to the hotel. We find the map, and nasib baik ada tunjuk 7E. We finally found the hotel. Tak sesat @.@ terer kan?despite tak bersemangatnye kami :'D
Why didn't I asked information dekat station?
1. Memang tak ada orang tunggu dekat station, unlike what you see in Japan. In which, kalau tiket anda rosak, memang tak ada siapa nak entertain anda di tempat kejadian pon..sengal..(I kena sekali).Only sometimes, ada mcm volunteer (kot) berdiri dekat luar ticket slot which I think mainly for security purposes sebab di Seoul pun you see ramai yang tak beli tiket juga.
2. We tried asking people around, and they did not understand a word in english. even "university". So, what is university in korean?o.O

Another story when we wanted to check-in for hotel. Disaster.
For those who would like to visit Seoul later. Janganlah anda sekali sekala berkata, "gune kredit kad je..rugi la tukar duit." hell no in Seoul. Very few kedai je yang accept kredit card. Yang of course la yang proper shopping mall in which..why do we want to go there. baik dok jepun je sudey..
We thought developed country are alike kan..I think Seoul is one of the acception la..sudahnye..kami isytihar hutang kat hotel XD. And I tell you, it took us about 30 minutes just to tell them we would like to pay! Gosh gosh..its not like ayam bercakap dengan itik orang dari planet earth nak cakap dengan planet yang belum lagi diidentify nama. lol XD But again, maybe we stayed dekat hotel yang tak famous, they did not provide somebody who can speak english. Just maybe:)
We rest, solat semua until finally we felt hungry and guilty of not be able to pay., we have to find the money changer. Since my husband was all ignorant towards our visit ni, I was the one who decides on the itinerary. So, give it all to me, I immediately decided Myeong-Dong as the first place to visit!hihi

To Myeong-Dong, my hope towards this place was like menara Burj Khalifa tu. So high until I did not pack anything. ahaha..So, I said to hubby..(with face like puss in boot) "baju takde.kene beli jugak."* Try that girls, it works :") dengan syarat..lokasi harusla dah smpai dekat cashier :'D*

So, how was Myeong-Dong?
Personally I think this place is exactly like Petaling Street. Not exactly kot..It's like Petaling Street located by the roadsides of the Bukit Bintang gitu. But hubby did not like/want me to shop from the hawker stalls. One, because they are so scary and garang some more. So, I shop only from the proper kedai around Myeong-Dong. I tried to avoid kedai macam Forever 21, HnM macam tu where I can find them in Japan. But God knows how hard I refrained myself. I ended up entering and exiting them. Yes, there's so many of them and there were all on crazy sales. My husband was not being supportive towards my mission. He kept poisoning me to just go into F21, buy 2,3 and go home. He doesn't trust Korean kedai T_T or more to dislike it? Coz he sees the girls there are wearing about the same lol XD.

Let's see Myeong-Dong at night:) 

Top: The typical look of Korean made kedai baju around Myeong-Dong. Not all murah like claimed. If you want murah, you won't get the quality, and so vice versa.  Maybe I wasn't that lucky to stumble upon what people have claimed:(
Down: The stalls. Ada banyak sangat jual shawl..but, stop if you really want to buy them. Or they'll get all angry and macam marah-marah sikit. I thought only ahjumma did that >,<

When we visit places, we will try to do as many things as possible just to feel the place more. That's for sure include the food. Most of the time, we eat in Myeong-Dong. That's simply because, we were there everyday!>,< I don't know how it happened, but, yeah..we were there everyday. Lol XD. So, we got familiar with the place and the eateries around. lol XD. 

The seafood restaurant we visited the most. And they ada waiter yang boleh cakap english fluently. No korean accent. So, we had a great chat with him about Korea:) Mahal sikit, tapi its ok la sekali sekala:) We had seafood soup. I think I know how to make this. SImply boil seafood and pour about half tan of blended chilli into the pot. and tadaaa!!!pedas gila T__T 

Inilah favorite place in Seoul.ngahaha

 Since my mission to penuhkan bag dengan baju baru made in korea tak mendapat sokongan..and I, myself was a bit kecewa on quality wise, I shifted my mission to..

Aaaa..this one, undeniably cheap, absurdly cheap! derang ni gune modal ape x tau la..haha..model mmg org jual xde la cantik sgt.ngahaha..tapi the first day, I sort of collecting their sample pack and tried on everything on my face and hubby's. Lol XD (muke tepakse suami kitew mmg comel sgt <3 agree="agree" and="and" care="care" facial="facial" i="i" korean="korean" made="made" sugoii:d="sugoii:d" td="td">
Okla, blogspot ni sengal plak.
Till then, tata.


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