Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Kate Spade #prelovedtote for sale!

Hello!

Here I got another tote to let go. 
It is from Kate Spade.



Condition: 9/10
Material: Leather
Price: RM550 (including postage within Malaysia)

Interested?
Contact me at:
Email: snz.rosli@gmail.com
or
Whatsapp: +819060955222

Michael Kors #prelovedtote for sale

Hello!

I'm selling my Micheal Kors spring tote for real cheap!



Condition: 5/10
Price: RM310 (including postage within Malaysia)

Interested?
 Contact me at:
(E-mail: snz.rosli@gmail.com)
(Whatsapp: +819060955222)



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

iPhone vs Samsung - My review

I'm not the right person to talk about gadget. But, I think it is important to write from the gadget-bimbo point of view for the use of other gadget-bimbos out there :D

Anyway, 'A' bought me the latest iphone which is so so so so pretty!
My first smartphone was an iphone. I wasn't even want a smartphone at that time, just cause I don't know how addictive useful it is!

Just last year, I changed to Samsung, with no plans of doing it, whatsoever. The shop was in front of the shop that I wanted to go, then we sesaje enter the shop and the last thing we know, we brought home a new phone, and it was samsung, the brand we had never ever discussed to have. I have to say that was one terrible impulse buying.

Battery life

The first thing I noticed and it immediately gives me wary was..how fast the battery drains. Not just that, the time to charge it also much longer than my old iphone (it was an iphone4). A week after that, I told my husband..I don't like that phone. Since that day, I've been counting days for the next iphone to come out and hope for it to be irresistable, so that 'A' wouldn't have choice. haha xp

Now, I'm using iphone 6+. The first thing we notice is..the battery drains very very slowly. I got to charge it once every two days. If before, 100% battery in Samsung will go down to 80% when I wake up in the morning. For this phone, it moves only 1%. How incredible. When I think back, when I use iphone, I've never need to carry a power bank. But as soon as we realized the fast drain of Samsung battery (that was a week after the purchase), 'A' bought the power bank. I never thought I would need power bank until...I use samsung.

In addition, although the battery capacity of iphone6 is much bigger than any other phone, I didn't feel the charging time is significantly longer than its other counterparts. I think Samsung took much longer to get full.

Processor

From the user who lacks of patience (like yours truly), smooth processor is very important. Or else, I will die so soon due to high blood pressure. Although still young, I have seen cases where a young person simply died because of the blood pressure goes beyond the tower. I know, I went overboard with the example, but it kills me for android/samsung took minutes just to get me connected to the person I'm calling. For example, when I need to talk to the husband at that second, then I quickly click the call history. Then I tap at his name, and then the phone ask you which app should it use?? Usually, I just tap whichever and then the phone will get hang a while, before proceed. I know right???U can die if this continues for over the years. Don't let me start on saving a new contact. It will too make u choose where to save it. I had never have problem like this. Just save the damn contacts in the phone! Grrrr... Oh, didn't I tell you that after you made all the selection, they will ask you if you want use the same action, next time? They did, but after a few times, it will ask the same question again. So, basically, you have to answer sort of 2 quizzes, before your request is met.

Another, is the camera. I'm used to iphone before, I didn't really appreciate how smooth the camera and all. When I use Samsung, at first I feel like, oh, cool! it has so many applications, etc. But then, I realized all of it is not necessary, not even make significant with slow processor. How many events I missed just caused I got annoyed with how bad the camera works. Iphone 4 took much better photos although the objects are moving! My samsung phone, you need to be static for at least 2 minutes to get a decent shot! >,< So, everytime I went out with friends who is using iphone, I will ask them to take the picture that I wanted using their camera. haha..then, send them to me. Sigh..I endured that for a year, I can't believe it. lol xp

Body

This could be subjective for different person. But, I love the feeling when you hold an iphone, especially the most recent model. ehehe. My previous samsung was just fine, although the outer body is made of plastic. Just that, I can't stand that the 'cat' can terkopek?? I can't believe it also, but it happens to my phone. Although it is only a year old, but it looks like 5. This situation just aggravate my hate towards it further. sigh..

Instagram 

I loveeeee instagram (ig). bahaha..before I changed to samsung/android, I didn't know that instagram is more friendly to iphone! Waaa!Who would have thought of that >,< So, I had to install an app so that the picture taken can be fit in ig. Another hassle! Because of this, I tagged along my ipad everywhere I go. My handbag gets bulky but, I don't mind as long as my blood didn't boil just cause the camera was so slow and unable to take a decent photo, and more, can't have a nice ig-fit photo. 

Value

I just realized this when we are about to change the phone. Just last week. I carried with me, my Japan phone (samsung) and my M'sia phone (iphone4s). In here, we can trade in the old phone for the new one. I have no further thoughts for trading the samsung one, of course. To our surprise, the quoted trading price for iphone 4s (which is 2 years older than the Samsung model), is twice the trading price of that samsung! So, 'A' decided to trade both, and we brought home two new phones, when initially the change was just for me.

#Disclaimer
All of the factors I just listed could be considered as small, for some of you. I became like that, maybe cause I started off with iphone. So, I had a hard time adjusting and at the end, I failed. You can see it like that too, if you like.








Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Ghost Bride

Source
I have kept this book in my kindle for a very long time.
I decided to go for it coz..I had pretty much read everything in the library. Except this.
I bought this just cause the writer is a Malaysian and I was a big fan of cerita hantu Cina, when I was small. hehehe.

Review

        The story is about Li Lan, a teenager who lived somewhere in Malacca and was at the age ready to be married off. Her family was once one of the rich in the city of Malacca is now poor due to his father's misfortune being cheated on. Apparently, when Li Lan was small, she was promised to be the wife of a nephew to a rich family.  But, the first son of the family has fallen in love with her, instead. Soon after he saw Li Lan for the first time, he died due to small pox, a disease which is pendemic and deadly. Despite of losing his physical body, he still wanted to be married to Li Lan. From here, Li Lan quest to save herself from being the ghost bride started.

         If you used to watch Chinese movies in the 90's, where there a lot of ghost story, mostly the funny ones, maybe you can relate to each details. I just take what I have in memory from my childhood time and incorporate. It was so much fun! Like how the author explain the burning of fake money so that the dead can use before crossing the the hall of judgment (something like that). The Chinese also will burn the 'toy' house, servants, and means of transportation. I was amazed how the author manipulate all of these to make a very nice story. 

       The writer did a great job in elaborating the scene of each chapter, it's like the imagination she/he have is so detail, which helps to build the picture in our head while we read. The feeling was like reading on of Harry POtter's where J.K Rowling explained the setting in detail, then only followed the the occurrence. I have to say that Yangsze Choo is a good storyteller. I feel itchy to tell you the ending. At start, I just want to know if she succeeded to avoid being the ghost bride or not. Only that. But, the author gave me something more. 

Ok, I should stop before I spoil it for u!

Drop me a comment or two if you have read this book, okay? I want to know what you think :)

        **spoiler alert: Li Lan falls in love with a dragon!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Why I love Japan-cleanliness

 Cleanliness

Why I write this entry

I think that is too easy to guess. I don't know why it is hard to maintain a clean toilet in Malaysia. I have experienced a situation where toilet in a newly built building, got so dirty just in weeks. Another example that I think most people can relate is ones in KLIA2. My first experience in KLIA2 was just about a few months ago. That time KLIA2 just started to operate. My flight was late at night and if I have to board AA, I will always always use the toilet on land. I can't explain how relieved I was when we landed in Japan because  it will be just time for...you know. But, not all the time that plan is successful. Anyway, the toilet at KLIA that time probably around 2am, recalling it is enough to make me nauseous. As I opened the first cubicle, there are urine so visible on the toilet seat. The person who responsible must have come from a country who doesn't have toilet. And the next one, no flushing, and the next one blood stains (you are so optimist if you think that somebody got cut) on the toilet seat, so visible that I got a headache right after. Only at the 5th cubicle I can finally use and that was a squat one. Still, I wasn't entirely comfortable with the experience. 

Problem 1: Ethics

In my opinion, one of the factor is the user. In this case, us, the citizens. If we are more appreciative, less selfish, and responsible, I think the government wouldn't need to spend much in maintenance. However, this theory is not necessarily true at some place that I've seen to have very good maintenance, not just toilet but the cleanliness of the entire compound. 

For example, at the Rest and Relax area (RnR). When I was in Malaysia, the idea of road trip will make me think many many times before I can say ok. In the matter of nature calls, I'm pretty much like Sheldon Cooper. So, I'll try my best to make sure at that time I wasn't at some random places with creepy toilets. But in here, my perspective for road trips has change. In fact, I love love traveling around here. One, is the view, and another is their RnR. It was too dreamy, you don't think such toilet even exist!

Some says that Malaysia's toilet's prone to get dirty that fast is to the fact that we use water for that business. Well, if that's so, ours should be more clean. How do you explain all the urine and blood and not flushing, then? Because you have a lot of water? Toilets in Japan are now equipped with bidet (or other types of bidet for different businesses). The way to use this facility is trickier than having a proper tap in the toilet. That can make a bigger mess if you mishandled it. 

Problem 2: Poor facility

I know, sometimes it's not the people. Have you been to situation when you found the flush isn't working after you finished your business? Worst, when the tap does not dispense water? And most of the time, public toilet in Malaysia doesn't provide toilet roll (note: the number of places does so is growing, I noticed). I have! But so far not that unfortunate that both weren't working at the same time. If that happened, I don't know what to do. I've never really though about that.

Writing this entry made me reminisce the time when I was in boarding school. Our hostel has three floors and there are plenty of toilet and showers at every floors. So, what was the problem? There were no water supply! Only one or two sink can dispense water (although the flow will make you go crazy) and so did the shower. Only two or three that was usable. The toilets? I don't remember if they ever work. I think they were only one or two toilets that worked for the second nature calls (that is, the cubicle has tap and the flush is working). It was located at the ground floor and I remember I keep wishing for the toilet to not give up on us. Showering was not a problem since we have a sunway (a huge water pool). So most of us resort to this place when it comes to worse. 

Sometimes, I encounter human's waste product at you know where, and that time we know that it is because there are no water supply. I think the water are there, but the pump or something wasn't working. I really hope our education ministry can look into this matter and amend this very simple problem. But, it's been ages since I've been into any hostel. Probably the condition now is much better. If that's so, alhamdulillah..good for our young generations. 

Current views

How about malls?
In the late 90's I think the condition of toilet in the malls was like...still disgusting. Starting in the 2000's I think the condition has improved so well. I now can stay outside longer than usual and not to worry to pee or you-know at these places. I like to go especially to places where I familiar and I know they have a great toilet. I am from Petaling Jaya so, I'm a frequent to MidValley and The Gardens (such a big fan), OneUtama, Ikea, The Curve and Sunway Pyramid. All of them, alhamdulillah has the nicest toilet. I still not liking the idea of jalan-jalan di bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, like the Sogo area. If I need to go there, it would just be for maximum 2 hours just cause..I still couldn't find a nice toilet around that area. Oh well, it wasn't my favorite place to be either.

My mom remembers me with many characters. One of it, is a child who hold her pee or whatever waste until I reach home. My mom told me, as I arrived at the door, I will always run towards the toilet. haha xp. So, I guess Japan is the right place for me, to stay for a very long time. Sadly, this water supply tak sampai condition did not stop at the school or hostel. I still had to hold my pee and others until I reach home, even at the university. Believe it or not, that time only one toilet for the whole huge department. And later I moved to another department, they have a nice toilet...with no water (most of the time). So, expect 'the expected' when you check out the cubicles. Uwekkk!!


I intended to write numbers of whys. But, I was so pumped out writing just for one why; cleanliness. I think this is enough to tell you that. I'll see you in the next why:)

Take care!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sandankyo -the place where I burned my calorie the highest in a long time..

Looks like this year we have no choice but to disregard our autumn tradition.
This year we go local to enjoy autumn's scenery. By the way, our autumn tradition was a visit to Kyoto on every peak day of autumn in a year. This year, my schedule disagreed with the tradition, hence we have to resort to an alternative. Going local it is.

We chose Sandankyo just cause that's the only place I have been wanting to go but reserve it to go with 'A'. Well, pretty much every nice place I reserved to go with him. It's like having him with me or not going at all. It's no use of going if my mind keep thinking of him..yea..I'm so pathetic like that!

If you google 'Sandankyo' you will see a lot of picture that entitled to the word 'picturesque'. You will have a hard time to tell yourself that it was not photoshopped and then you want to see it for yourself. But here, I want to remind you, the experience wasn't all walking blissfully while hearing the birds chirping then after 5 minutes you'll see so many levels of natural waterfalls. It wasn't.

After we parked our car, we followed the other visitor to wait at the 'entrance'. I thought it was only 5-50minutes walking forward then we can see the picturesque view. But most of them waited for the bus. So, did us, although we had no idea where the bus will take us. The bus journey took about 30 minutes.That long! I know, so I was thinking, if journey with the bus took us 30minutes (!) then how if we walk towards the taki (waterfalls). That would take us probably about 2 hours (minimum). I was glad we were taking the bus, although it was a little bit pricey. But the experience was worth it.
Where we found many people were standing, waiting for the feeder bus. 

The journey with the bus was my first time ever. The bus will pass through a very narrow lane climbing out to a higher latitude of Sandankyo area. The road there was impossible. The roads are narrow, most of the time it can fit only one car. Most parts don't have the barriers, so we can see the endless ravines. That was a bit scary.

The bus took us nearer (deeper) into the mountainous area. From that point, we have to hike a bit further up the mountain which is not so bad. There were two main taki and it took us about an hour to complete the visit. Don't worry, it was really fun! But, make sure to bring pizza with you. Hiking in a cold weather, my stomach couldn't stop making sounds.

This was when suddenly I stopped. My leg refused to move until I was allowed to eat pizza. Not a second late. So, 'A' will just had to feed me right away (di tengah-tengah jalan).


One of the Sandataki. It has so many levels and that's the only part that fit the lense.

I captured this with my own camera. This is one of the photo you will find abundantly in google.

The path to the taki is one to cherish. It was all breathtaking in their own way. It's like you gotta stop at every step to record the moment. 

Oh, and you know what, 'A' thinks is a good idea to walk (hike) back to our car. I was of course went against the idea the moment he proposed. But, he successfully dragged me and managed to make me forget that the course was about 6km. How? The view for the course is 10times more beautiful that at the taki area. Turn out, there are so many takis along the way, and that made me not understand what is the fuss about the one we went!

The night arrived very early now. Maghreb is at 5pm, guys. Or earlier. So, as the day getting darker, we arrived at the foot of the mountains, welcomed by a jungle of pine trees. Standing among the tall pine trees at night..that was a bit spooky! Then a few minutes later, I can see the light coming from the rest house. It was finally over. After 2 hours. And surprisingly, I didn't feel tired at all! I was proud of myself and 'A' was right. It was a journey worth taking, although we agree that it is only for one way! It was a great bonding moment too.


At the start of the 6km course. Just cause I can't remember where the bus is, and..I can't read kanji.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Usagijima-a place on earth claimed by rabbits!

Although 'A' and me has been in a relationship for years before we finally tie the knot, but, we were living in different continents, separated by oceans! So, I have to say that, there are a lot I still don't know about him. Let's get real, even some couple has been like belangkas before they get married, they still can surprise each other afterwards.

As soon as we are official, we immediately settle in Japan, until today. I started to get to know his friends little by little. And from them I hear about him, the part he wouldn't tell.

One of the story which made me laugh so hard and explain why he never gets my craze for cats or fluffy animal including pandas. 

The story starts when he had to babysit a pet rabbit of his friend or his senior I can't remember whose. I remember he told me that part. The part that I didn't know was, when the rabbit was accidentally let loose. This one evening, a friend of his came into his house. The culture of boys (or rather everybody) is, they don't lock their doors. I mean the home. So, whenever we feel like wanting to borrow or drop something, we could just do that even they are not at home. So, he entered the house and there....he saw 'A' standing with kitchen knife in hands..looking so ready to stab on something! He asked "What are you doing?"
"I'm chasing a rabbit!" like the rabbit is some kind of ferocious animal that u need a bloody senjata to catch it!

As far as I remember, I always have pet. It could probably start from the day I was born, because my siblings are all used to having pet. So, before I got mine, I've been playing with theirs. Among us, my brother is one of the most chronic. He always have cats all his life. On top of that he had rabbits (a huge ones) and turtle. That's what I know. I don't know if he kept some other animals that are better left unknown to his family. 

Back to the rabbit story...

I have known about an island which had once been wiped off of the world atlas to hide its existence.
Now, the small island is now inhabited by one of the irresistibly cute creature we have known on earth; rabbit! Because of that, these island is more famous for its nickname; usagijima (usagi=rabbit, jima=derived from the word shima, when combine with noun, the 's' is replaced with 'j'). The most exciting part to me is that..this island is located in Hiroshima prefecture!OMG!! I could go there for weekly basis if I wanted to. As soon as I know about this usagijima which is only about 40minutes away from our home, I immediately call for 'A' hoping the same excitement. But...naadaaa...after months and months..he managed to make me forget about this island with shopping trips. Sigh..I don't know myself. Easily get distracted by handbags.

Well, anyway, finally I managed to drag him to the island on a spare public holiday. I can't tell you how guilty I was looking at his kelat face while we are on our way there. Geez...

The trip was pretty simple and so did the island.

This is the the boat to Okunoshima (Usagijima). The jetty is unlike one you would see at a more famous attraction in here. But I don't mind it still. I saw there are a ferry too you can ride. But I'm not sure the pick up point. But, the boat is more than enough. It took us about less than 10 minutes ride, and cost us about 310yen each.

As soon as you step onto the island...these furry little creature will greet you!!My heart immediately felt very warm as warm as the weather that day. It's like I have kept this so much love for animal that I hadn't been able to pour ever since Lilo died and 'A' does not want anything to do with animal.I have to choose only one, don't I?

The rabbits there are wild rabbit, you should note. They are very sensitive to human touch that made them a little jumpier than usual. What I hate the most is when 'A' started to move when I tried to mingle with them. He is so big, that his movement made them scared, thus run away! tsk.. But, if you are lucky, there are a few who will run to you and let you pet them:')

This is one of the example I was talking about. I was walking with 'A' and suddenly, this orange rabbit came running towards me. I saw it and I reciprocate, and hand it the cabbage. 

Just sharing with you a part of Usagijima. Look at 'A' there. FYI, photos can be deceiving, you know.

For me, Usagijima was really fun. There are small area of the island reserved for beach activity. There are also a limited camping sites, etc. That day, I saw a family camping and their tent was surrounded with rabbits! How awesome is that! What's more, there are not many people came to this small island. This made me like this place even more. Finally, I found one place to relax that are not crowded and full with rabbits!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Adam kun is ONE!

Although the month of October has left me with a few scars (not literally!), it was indeed a busy month. There are so many events (put aside the unfortunate I just shared with you). As I said, so many wonderful people I know are born in this month.

One of them is, the cutest boy; Adam.

Adam is now 1 year old. Happy and healthy boy. Alhamdulillah :)

Adam, mummy and friends :D

Part of the guests! and Adam is sleepy over there..

Happy birthday baby boy! Mummy doakan Adam grows up to be the proud of your parents and ummah.

By the way, Adam and his biological parents! bahaha xp

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bad month

Yours truly is supposed to be adoring October since there are so many wonderful people who was born in this month. The closest to me is of course the love of my life and his beautiful mother. However, the year 2014 has brought some bad memories to me instead. It was so ridiculously unfortunate that you would have a hard time to believe my story. Here are the list of endless unfortunate events that have befallen on me since day 1 of October 2014.

1) On October 1st, 2014, I felt something off in my mouth. You know, the kind of annoying pain you feel when you have ulcers in your mouth. I told myself that it is the time of the year for me to deal with ulcer. I rarely get ulcers in the mouth, hence my low tolerance to the discomfort in renders. The next day, I realized that it wasn't ulcers, but it was pericoronitis; the type of infection you get when you have an erupting wisdom teeth. Yeah, our worst nightmare. I have been contemplating in extracting my other two wisdom tooth as the x-ray image did not show any problem for it to naturally grow as the space is or was enough. But, that was 3 years ago. They must have grown bigger and making way out of the gingiva. 
         It was also irony for me as I was just finished my task to teach the undergraduate students about pericoronitis. The next class they saw me with half swollen cheek. I could have just taught them with my real infection, then -___-"

2) After a few days with antibiotics, I could then eat properly. I'm back with cheerful mood as I always set myself into in the month of October. It was weekend again, and we went cycling around town, getting our brunch and shop a little. The kind of weekend I love. Then, on the way home, I was hit by a huge super bike while I was cycling in a straight bicycle lane. Now I know how it feels to get involved in a road accident. When my husband asked me what happened, I can't answer. I just could not remember how it happened. The chronology. I have no memory at all. All I remember was I managed to break, and thrown off. Luckily, I landed on a mozaic floor. I escaped the accident with no apparent injuries. When the motorcyclist approached me, I think I was giggling while trying to stable my shivering body. It was involuntary, I swear. Then my husband came. He saw the accident as he  cycled just in front of me. The motorcyclist and me said sorry to each other and left the scene peacefully. I tried to get onto my bicycle with shiver. 
     It was very hard to hit the paddle home, but I made it. Just because our home is just 2 minutes away. Soon after I reached home, I checked my body for any injuries, there are none. But a minute after that, I saw red, nasty bruises appear in many parts of my body. I thought, well, it's just bruises. Then I lied down thinking to hold my body together cause I still shiver. After 10 minutes, I tried to get up, I can't! My joint and muscles were all sore! I've never felt anything like this. Sitting down and getting up a few days after was difficult tasks. Fortunately for me, it was a long weekend for Japan. I spent it lying on the sofa, temporarily handicapped.

3) I went to work although my leg still sore. I was very happy to finally out of the house. I was so looking forward to the next weekend because it was my husband's birthday. I am excited to spend the Friday with shopping for the present and cake stuff. Alhamdulillah, when Friday came, I was healthy. I went to various places searching for the right gift. 
   I decided to make pulut kuning instead, for he will be turning 30. I came home early preparing the pulut tuning and everything. Hiding his present and pretend like I don't care. When the clock struck 12, I made him blow candles on top of a heart-shaped pulut kuning. I remember I was so hyper that night and I sleep high in happy hormone as he loves his birthday gift! (which is so rare cause I could never get him the right thing T_T). 
May Allah s.w.t grant this man with longevity, prosperity and happy family of his own. 

   The next morning, the day I have so many plans for him turning 3 series, I woke up with sore throat. The kind of sore which you know fever is coming. I felt so sad, but I fought the feeling and went through with the plan. When the day ends, the fever gets really nasty. 
October 18th, morning. My body already hinting that they are going to get a long holiday...

    I suffered fever, flu and cough for more than a week! Normally, Japanese doesn't like to be around sick people. I mean, sickness which are infectious. So, I didn't come to work for a week! sigh..So unproductive, I tell you.

4) The fever and flu gone first, but the cough is quite persistent. That might be due to the fact that I did not take meds for that. And, I don't know why Japan doesn't have the cough syrup like we used to have in Malaysia. Anyway, when I think this illness is no more infectious, I decided to finally come to work. I was so spirited the night before. My Japanese friend told me, "Don't worry Wani, after you have 3 consequent unfortunate events, the forth one would be in a very long time." 
I believe her until..the next morning I wake up with the most terrible hives in my life! Instead of cycling to work, I cycled to the private clinic before its opening time! It was so terrible I can feel it moves towards my face! It started from the bottom half of your body. That morning, it already infested the top of head, making me feels like wearing a very think scarf! I tried not to scratch the hives although it was so itchy like hell. When the doctor saw me, his jaw literally dropped and prescribed me with 2 weeks anti-histamine. Until today, we still don't know the factor.

Panjang tak?

Yea, that's how I endure the bad month of October.
I felt like myself again on my birthday, the last day of October.
From that day, everything seems to fall into its place again.

Alhamdulillah.

To 30 more years of life. InshaAllah.

Monday, October 6, 2014

AidilAdha pertama.

I know it wasn't a big deal to mention. Bahaha..
But I figure I need to mention something significant so that the photo posted on my instagram account has meaning to me, and people can put their disgust to rest. haha.
Us at our first Aidiladha together. Like finally!! *my instagram post captioned something like that*

I have been living in this beautiful place for 4 years already, but never once I celebrated any raya at our beautiful masjid (thank you so much to who donated their money so that muslim here has our own place to gather). So of course when aidiladha arrives, Hiroshima masjid was on our mind.

We arrived just in time for solat and as among of late arrival, I had to pray at the hallway. But, it's okay because trust me, the masjid is so nice you can pretty much pray at any gaps! There are so many muslims in Hiroshima apparently, especially of arab descents. I haven't had the opportunity to properly talk to any of them as I always confuse how do I converse? Is it english..or..but I only can converse in english and Malay! I can't speak nihongo..especially to the non-Japanese! see my first world problem? 

Soon after we finished the prayer (and minutes which feels like hours confusing waiting), we all moved to the home of one Malaysian here cause to tell you the truth, we don't have Malaysian hall here. Kind of sad :/ Nevertheless, thank you to the newlywed for organizing the eid party. 



My eiduladha dish :) 





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My patience

There's no secret...one of the blog I love to read is....my own. bahahaha xp

So, here it goes.

I have a friend who WAS a lecturer at one of this public university (who I shall not mention here).
After just a few years, she decided to leave for good. That time she was just in her mid 20's. So young and yet still is taking that decision. If you are familiar with the absurd challenges you have to face in order to place yourself as an academician at a public university, deciding to leave after just a few years is not easy (or is it my university who have this are-they-trying-to-kill-me sort of requirements to be offered a permanent post).

Anyway, the reason for her doing that was because of her tolerant to teach students who can't seem to get the knowledge easily. I don't want to say the word here. I don't know if I'm being bias here by telling only her side of story. But, that's one of the factor besides she was having the separation anxiety that many of new mothers are experiencing. I was surprised because this comes from one woman whom I look up to for her brilliance, patience, and determination. She is one of the best figure to look up to if you are trying to become a better woman. Well, of course I thought of it as just a dream to be like her. If I wanted to, I would need to be born again..bahaha xp because she is such a beautiful human being.

I told my husband this story like 44 times (lol xp), especially when I need to stress out why I never leaving my current university. I don't have even the tiny fraction of patience she has. So, the option to try that institution she had left for her own peace of life, is never been discussed.

Now, I started to consider to apply for this university because it is so near to our house (when we come back for good later, inshaAllah). It took me maybe about 10 minutes door to door! My current institution where I work now located in KL. The traffic is NO JOKE especially if you have to come all the way from the area where we will be staying. Urghh...I love the house so much, I put behind the fact that I have to cross the sea of cars every morning for journey to work. warghhhh!!! and I cannot remember when was my last time had to punch in and out. Oh, I probably had never done that. Arghhh!!!

Lately, I revealed to my husband that I'm considering this university. I thought that everybody may have different experience. Different place are meant for different people. That's called rezeki. I have repeated this idea quite a few time to him now but he still thinks I'm joking.

Last night, we watched the movie 'Divergent'. You know that movie? The concept of the movie is like 'The Hunger Games' except you don't need to kill each other for a vague reason. I love the movie that I made him watch four times in two nights. It wasn't too much right? Whenever we watch movies together, he has always been one who have difficulties to understand or just can't wait for the end of the story to know the answers for all his questions that obviously are the same questions I will be asking. So, while watching 'Divergent' on repeat, he also asked me questions which he has asked in previous session! Whenever he asked the same question, I will answer and followed by "You already asked me this question before!" with slightly high-pitched intonation.


Then he answered "Tanya dua kali pun tak boleh. Kalau macam ni, macam mana nak ajar kat Universiti ***** nanti?"


-_-"

He really likes to address how thin my patience is.

Friday, September 5, 2014

SUNGLASSES -How to rock it like 'the' MIRANDA KERR!

3 SUNGLASSES LOOK LIKE MIRANDA KERR

Sunglasses are seen to be the accessory used to prep up outfits without much effort and look stunning everywhere you go. The best thing is women do not have to take time applying makeup as the sunglasses could cover up those nasty dark circles under the eyes. One of the famous celeb who is a big fan of sunglasses is the former Victoria Secret model, successful businesswomen and mother, Miranda Kerr. This woman never fails to impress and WOW others with her amazing fashion sense and various designs of sunglasses that she has in her collection. There are three types of sunglasses this chic and sassy lady often flaunt around town which are the oversized sunglasses, aviator and cat-eye. The oversized sunglasses might be hard for women with heart shaped or small framed face to pull off but Miranda Kerr definitely proved us wrong. Miranda made the oversized sunglasses work for her by pulling her hair back into a bun to create balance and highlight her face features. 




The next one is the famous aviator sunglasses which are among the favourite type of eyewear a majority of people choose to match with their outfits. This is because it normally fits well with most face shapes and Miranda is always seen to match aviators with her various fashion looks. She will let her hair down or pull it up anytime she prefers as aviators are versatile to be worn in the streets without having to worry of it ruining your appearance.  This women who is always busy working and taking care of her lovely son, Flynn, has to constantly be up and ready to go and a pair of aviator sunnies serves her best.



The third type of sunglasses which is the cat-eye is a very feminine choice for women to have in their fashion collection. Miranda looks stunning with her cat-eyes sunglasses paired with a bodycon dress as it perfectly fits well with her small framed face. This Aussie supermodel and entrepreneur lets her hair down flowing freely to better accentuate her heart shaped face. Women can try this look with their outfits for an elegant and softer appearance. If you are wondering where to get new sunglasses, check out ZALORA and purchase from their wide range of sunglasses designs online.





Friday, August 29, 2014

Dealing with bad news

Whenever you feel down because of things aren't always go your way, always remember that everything happens for a reason. There'll always reason to everything happened to us although most of the times we are gonna be very surprised at how fate overruled us. All you need to do, is to sit back, take a breath and look around you. There are so many things written for you. Small little things that we always take for granted. Who are we kidding? Not a single cut on my finger, makes a huge change in my life!

On this very hot Monday night, I received an email from my boss saying that we have failed our application for a huge grant. My team and me has been depending on this grant since years and because of our stupidity, we always missed the dues. When finally we get to submit our application, I wrote a very detail and I rated it a 5star proposal of our project. On top of that, the Vice Chancellor of this university is one of the team member, in fact the host. Still, we failed. Itu memang namanya tiada rezeki or..simply because our ideas are that bad. 

How do I feel? 

To be honest, I did not feel anything. I feel very calm and the fact that this failure did not bother me made me scared of myself. How can I feel meh...towards failure! That's will makes me someone who are lazy and not strive for better. Or is it the way I deal with failure. When my husband asked me whether I'm okay, I answered him honestly, I'm totally okay. Of course he did not believe me. Next morning it happened that we already planned for a short trip to the beach. It's like my life has been well-planned by the greater power. 

I've been missing beach too much ever since I moved to Japan. That was..4 years ago! That long I haven't breath the smell of a beach. I have been raised in a picnic-lover family, so picnic by the beach? It's already in my blood. Unfortunately, beach in Japan not as friendly as we have it in our home, Malaysia. Oh, how I miss KL. The beaches are somehow wilder although less polluted and very blue.

In preparation of our trip, oh boy, knowing Mr A who always take things very seriously...he has been hunting for a prefect tent for a beach picnic! I haven't thought of that, until he mentioned it. In my mind, I only have this..food and tikar. lol xp. I never remember fixing a tent while sitting by the beach. Since he insisted, then, bring it on baby. 

Don't make me start on the hunting. It was very tiring (for me) but I refused to give up.

While I think a normal tent would do, he still insisted one meant for beach! sigh...whatevs baby.

Next, I'll share with you my first ever beach picnic in the Land of the rising sun.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Steamed nasi dagang


I can't believe my eyes either. I cooked nasi dagang without feeling tired and the taste it delicious (according to self. bahaha xp)

I'm no expert for this. But, I would like to share with you how to cook nasi dagang. I put it here in case any of you pakar in nasi dagang, came across this entry, please share with me some tips or better correct me if I did wrong.

I didn't get proper lesson for nasi dagang. My mother in law is an expert. But, I haven't got the opportunity to learn closely of the process. I just knew the theory from what she told me. When I pack the rice to bring to Japan, she doesn't just pack me the rice, she always spill the way of cooking it to perfection. Unfortunately, whenever I want to cook it, I always forgot. Which step is the first? What I remember strongly was I have to soak the beras first! So, while soaking, I browse through the internet hoping for step-by-step how to cook nasi dagang using a steamer. I looked for ones that resembles my mother in law's recipe. But there are none. So, I settled with my logic.

Ingredients

2 cups of nasi dagang rice 
1 and a half cup of santan cair
half cup santan concentrate
5 pieces small red onions (dimayang-slice to thin perfection)*There's none in Japan, I settled with a quarter of big onion*
4cm of ginger (diracik halus-slice to thin perfection)
a small spoon of fenugreek beads (halba)

Direction

1) Rinse the rice 
2) Soak rice in water for overnight (at least 4 hour)
3) Discard water
4) Steam rice for 45 minutes (until the rice soften)
5) Meanwhile, soak the fenugreek beads in water.
6) Pour santan cair (until the same level of the rice)
7) Steam rice in santan (30minutes)
8) Take out the rice and mix rice with thinly-sliced onions, garlic, santan concentrate and funegreek beads. Mix well and make sure the rice is not too dampen with santan. Add a bit salt and sugar to taste.
9) Steam the rice for 10 minutes.

Siap!

While you cook the rice, you can prepare the gulai and acar. I find cooking nasi dagang is very relaxing. No rush whatsoever. But provided only if you cook it for a few people! kalau masak untuk open house tu..sigh...haha.

Ok, if you have anything to add, please drop a comment or two!

See you later!

Friday, August 22, 2014

My Open House

You know what you are getting when you invite people to your house? 
And unexpected rezeki I must say. It happened to me a lot. 
That's why, organizing my own open house has been on top of the list when I got married and in charge of my own kitchen! yey! 
Syukur for the opportunity and a husband who gave me that! My own kitchen and...everything else. Thank you!

This year, we beraya at our new home:) I really looking forward to it except...for the fact that our house is very small. I keep worrying how on earth we can accomodate the Malaysians here. sigh..

But, all went well, Alhamdulillah. We have so much leftovers lagi. So, A had been having ketupat, rendang, lontong for 3 days in a row. bahahaha xp.


I cooked kuah lodeh, fried chicken, nasi lemak, kuah kacang, rendang, lemang and nasi impit.

The legendary lemang is here. I don't like it though. The lemang segera brand Nona. But the others loved it! The first to finish!

A pat on my back for cooking all of these, all by myself. When I finished, I also can't believe my eyes! 

We set the buffet table at the kitchen. So, we have more space at the living. 

The living where the guests are sitting. Not so spacious isn't it? Sorry guests >,<

Mek Shida tolong kemas rumah ke ape tu >,<


With the adorable Junhafiy (did I get the spelling right?)


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