December 15, 2016

funniest person in the world

this one cracks me up.
congratulations to Harith Iskander!

December 6, 2016

the company's annual dinner

we had a Masquerade Ball (2010), Awards Night (2011), 80s Night (2012), Casual Night (2013, seriously T_T), Cosplay (2014), Carnival Night (2015).
i survived them all. bahahhahhahahha.
this year, is Prom Night.

Prom Night 2016
venue: Gardens Ballroom

and every year it's always a mad rush to get to registrations on time. it's like Amazing Race, you know. you snooze, you lose. siap sms Deb to ask her the fastest way to get to the ballroom if i were to make a run for it in heels. made it with just about a few minutes to spare.
but why bother? i almost never win anything anyways. pfffft.

anyways, behold the food served throughout. wasn't much to shout about, but the food was edible. i only wished they served NORMAL creme brulee instead of GINGER creme brulee. ginger, seriously? huhuhu. it tasted nice and weird at the same time. lol.

main course
date for the night

they hired a Photo-booth this year round, so there was no door gifts this year - which i didn't mind really. i've forgotten where i kept my power bank and power adapter, to name a few of the stuff that i've gotten from past dinners. woo-hoo! forced my deskmate to put the photo-booth to good use. dragged the husband to take a round. tried cramming as many people as possible into the shot. don't remember how many times i stood in front of the camera until i forgot to take actual photos with my phone camera. whoops.

so this year it was just the three of us bananas, one banana made a mini banana while the other banana migrated to the other side of the world, fufufufu. Ah Wai was having the time of his life in NZ, and Luqy was busy enjoying husband life to even bother coming, lol. sad ok.

Azan, darn you why you no go dinner this year? there wasn't any decent photos of us this year! *cries*

beautiful ladies
selfie time :D
the more the merrier

Prom Night is no prom night without a King and Queen crowned. no doubts as to who won this year.

Prom King & Prom Queen

in regards to lucky draw, guess who won again this year, Nadia? grrrrrrr. Mashi won a ps4 hokeh! lucky duck lah her. even Lina won something relevant to her broken foot. hahahaha. i guess i'm gonna hafta settle with this person as consolation prize. tee-hee.

my consolation prize

this year i didn't even do my hair. my hair stylist went out of town (smoke coming out of nostrils) and i didn't even think about what i was gonna wear until the actual day of the event.

everything old,
nothing new,
nothing borrowed,
something blue.

ootd haha
 top: some designer from isetan, purchased decades ago; scarf: dUCkscarves in Rose Tea, heels: Clarks, necklace: Axxezz 

so i didn't go home empty-handed that night. on my defense, there was nobody around and it was bobbing up and down so innocently in the corner.... ok i bring you home. haha! the kids loved it btw.
my only wish is that they would stay up forever, yes? (darn you helium molecules).

in case anyone asks...

on another note, i'm officially on my own for two months with the four hooligans and 11 cats.
pingsan! and i'm a FTWM! can i resign and do Uber? LOL

November 19, 2016

Dinara's graduation

my little girl has finally graduated kindergarten! i'm feeling anxious right about now... T_T who's the one that's entering primary next year - me or her? she doesn't seem too worried about entering a new foreign school all on her own -___-

being the busy PA secretary that i am (lol), i landed in KLIA right about noon. the pilot had to complete another two sectors, so i got my brother to pick me up at the airport and we headed straight to the venue. this year they decided to hold the graduation ceremony in the afternoon. i hope next year they'll split the event based on the children's age. we had to sit through every single class performance before the graduation ceremony actually began. not that i minded, but there was no food and drink available and kids got cranky after awhile. for that reason D3 and E1 was left behind.

at the last minute i realized that Dinara had to wear a black headscarf that day, since she was going to be a soldier for her school performance. unfortunately she doesn't own any save for pink/lightblue/yellow. she most definitely couldn't wear those colors, what kind of askar goes to war wearing pink??! hello, camouflage?

thanks Shenz from @onulaa for helping me out at the very last minute =D. despite me not knowing which hole her head was supposed to go into *laughs*, it definitely was a much neater wear than the headscarf i made her wear last year, i forgot what brand that was from.

the pilot finally made it just about the time the graduation ceremony ended. she was so excited to take photos, haha. and she waved to most of her friends walking by, most of whom i do not recognize because they didn't come to her birthday party last August. thanks Abang for helping me out today =).

Daddy's naughty big girl
happy graduation Dinara!

next year D3 goes to kindergarten. and i'm going to have a massive headache trying to organize getting three kids to school, especially with the different morning / afternoon sessions. huargh.

November 11, 2016

how planes fly

salam jumaat!

have you ever wondered how planes fly? of how each part of the plane has its own function that enables a big metal bird to defy gravity?
you could scrutinize the following photo below and try to figure out what those technical terms actually mean:

img source: google

or, if the above is just too mind-boggling for your brain, you can skip the boring parts and just think of it this way:
(i for one like to think of it this way haha)

img source: google

November 10, 2016

the whole election debacle

of course, eyes of every nation was on the presidential election yesterday.

why so serious haha

anyways, below images i took from the Star online. thought it might be useful. despite my love for reading, i never excelled in History, the one subject that needs alot of reading (and understanding, most of which i couldn't brain haih).

and here's some interesting trivia on the future President of America. lol. my only kagumness is that for an American who's constantly in the limelight, he doesn't drink and smoke. here's to America!

November 5, 2016

grill and bake

today is grill and bake day. the meat, i grilled. the fish, i baked.

verdict? i will always love my salmon raw. haha.

i followed the recipe on coldstoragemy's instagram for the salmon dish. it looked pretty easy to make: wrap everything with foil, add seasoning and bake for 20 minutes. only Dinara was brave enough to eat the salmon, and that's because she's a sushi lover. the kids didn't like the strong pesto taste, so i had to finish everything by myself.

the steak dish was for the husband, who complained that there was no bun and black pepper sauce just like at Coliseum #tukangmasaktakberbayar BUT he finished everything in 5 minutes flat, even i pun tak sempat nak merasa, chis. everything was thrown into the Happy Call grill. i don't know how Mashi leaves everything in the pan while she goes to mandi, i abandon my pan for 5 minutes and everything hangus. HAHAHAHA.

the kids preferred the steak dish (minus the side dishes haha) but unfortunately there wasn't enough to go around, whoops (because whenever i semangat nak masak they would have no semangat to eat, pfffft). my kids are potato freaks; the other half of the potato went into the kids' tummies. ok next time Mommy will make more, k?



November 2, 2016

Diwali henna partay

happy Deepavali! lol a bit late in wishing because the company is celebrating it today by holding a big Diwali lunch for its social club members (i is anti-social lol).

but i get to do hennat art! Xtina's daughter was specially invited to experiment on us =D. it isn't always you see Chinese interested in henna art. i didn't have any particular design in mind so i just told her to conteng whatever. i am in absolute awe of anyone who is able to draw freehand without requiring an eraser. this is organic henna, btw. the initial color is pale orange, but will darken in the next couple of days. very the cantik.

a friend of mine who wanted to be different that day requested for henna on the inside of his hands, lol. people say the hotter your blood, the darker the henna will be on your skin. ya kah?

updated 03/11:
i guess i'm cold-blooded HAHAHAHA