Monday, January 31, 2011

non-alchoholic drinks & lifestyle

what's our latest food affair?

chicken mandy, lamb kabsa, falafel, hommus, babaganoush etc ... Arab food! all in good memory of the original cuisine in Mekah. personally, i prefer the one in Mekah :o)

we've been visiting Wadi Hadramawt on Jalan Ampang, Sahara Tent & Zam Zam  in Section 9, Shah Alam.

all are good with individual hits & misses.

we were at Zam Zam again tonight but this time it's take-away.

while waiting for our order, i observed the other patrons. on most tables i see similar bottles of non-alchoholic drinks.

two things bothered me when i saw this.

we know we can't drink alchoholic drinks but we're making way for non-alchoholic/sparkling drinks. are they really 100% true? maybe we don't get drunk from drinking them but .... i don't know. am abit unsure about the whole thing.

the other thing that is bothering me is that we are introducing the western culture to our young ones. ok, you're not drinking the real thing but you are mimicking the gestures. these 'beverages' come is similar shaped bottles. soon, holding a beer bottle won't feel wrong because your hands are used to holding a similar bottle.
i've even seen families drinking sparkling drinks raising their glasses wishing 'cheers!' just for fun! adults can reason out, 'oh... it's just for fun'. but what about the young ones? the ones who are just joining in for fun.the youngs ones who think this is real, this is how & what they should drink to celebrate.

what i see in the future for these youngsters is that they become accustom to the culture of raising glasses, 'cheers' and holding similar beer-shaped bottles. who will check what they drink when they grow older? soon enough they will leave the nest to pursue studies/work, facing peer pressure (or any pressure for that matter) and soon 'GRADUATE' from holding/drinking non-alchoholic drinks to the real ones because of familiarity? how would they know how a real beer tastes when it's just a different taste from the non-alchoholic drinks they have had. getting drunk? hmm... once they're hooked on the taste, getting drunk is just a side-effect. and if religion is not strong in their hearts, drinking will go on and on ....

i shudder at the thought and am also not surprise if it (already) happens.

look at how our youngs ones live their lives today? it doesn't matter race. we are all influenced by the western culture through the media. as parents/the older generation (wiser?), we should set a better example and not get caught in the hype ourselves and instill stronger faith in our religion. what we do & digest does have implications.

there are many other drinks we can drink & ways to celebrate. lets not mimick the western custom/style if it can harm our religion, being & future.

i am only a small being but i hope my views will create awareness and help others to make better decisions.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

i miss my brothers

at this very second, as i type, i miss my brothers.

i miss them so much.

but oddly enough, i don't remember much about having good times with them when we were young.

what i remember are mostly our fights hehehe ... maybe it's because i am the only girl with two lil brothers who always played together, left me out & ganged up on me when they what something or just to tease me.

i'm 2 years older from Mahd and 4 years older from Muhd.

Mahd is always an 'enemy' because our age is close and we seem to 'fight' to be the eldest. as much as we always bicker, i know he is my protector. he is the protective one. a strong man with the most caring & loving heart. i am proud that he is a Major now with the 10th Paratrooper Brigade in Melaka.

Mud is the baby. he seems to be independent but i'm the one who always looks after him. i think i pamper him since he was small. i'd always wanted a sister and when he was a baby, i usually dress him up in costumes & jewelry hahaha ... he always gets upset whenever i remind him of those memories. he has his own business and i think he's still trying to find the right thing for him to venture into. i wish him all the best.

now all grown up with their own family, we seldom see each other. Mahd lives & works in Melaka but his wife & son live is Kajang. his wife is also in uniform with Kajang's Women Prison. Mud lives nearby in Bukit Jelutong with his wife & 2 sons.

my nephews are the joy of my life. i seldom see them but i adore them so much! we have yet to get the 3 boys together and get a picture.

i hope to see them all soon. i'm the kind who doesn't like to intrude, so ... i don't always go and find them. i'll wait when they come & visit their parents/grandparents.

i miss my lil brothers ....

Saturday, January 29, 2011


lelama ... terasa macam timba cari perigi

lelama ... terpaksa menyepi diri kerana tiada yg sudi

lelama ... jurang mendalam, hati berdiam, bibir bersepi

lelama ... asyik mencuba, mencari dan mencuba lagi

lelama ... bersedih, segan lagi sunyi

lelama ... sya mengalah

lelama ... sya berdoa, Allah ubatilah lukaku, sembuhlah kesedihanku, temanilah hambaMu ini yang disisih

lelama ... tiada dan sya membawa diri

Friday, January 28, 2011

bored but not dead ...

waiting patiently for steven tyler ... hehehe

lambat lagi   :o(

Steven Tyler

i don't know why some people aren't happy with the new judges on AI.

ok, they're not simon, paula, kara or ellen but steven & jennifer are stars in their own right.

i am in awe of steven tyler, those puckering full lips!

and i love to watch his reaction to each audition. when they sing good, you can see his appreciation of their voices, and vice versa too hehehe

i repeat, i am in awe of steven tyler!

j-lo, ok lah .... but i'd rather watch steven :o)

it just dawned on me why i am fixated on steven tyler's lips, hubby has full lips too! pucker up, yang! mmuuuuaaaahhh! hehehe
why are you still on my mind?
why do i still wonder what happened?
obviously, you do not want anything to do with me anymore
obviously i am unworthy to be called your friend
i want to move on but clearly i can't
i can't because i still need to know the 'whys'
do i just assume it was my fault, all mine?
it still hurts, badly
don't you miss me as i miss you, my friend?
i assume not.
you made yrself a permanent fixture in my life for more than 5 years
then one morning
u just left without saying a thing
how could u
how could u

bukan benci tapi rindu
bukan marah tapi sedih
terkilan, hairan, kecewa
kehilangan seorang rakan

bila u nak delete i from your fb, wei?!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

FB on hiatus

i deactivated my fb.

i think it's only temporary.

such a liberating feeling ... free!


and it lasted only for a few hours ... hahahaha *sya, sya ... apa daaaaa!*

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pink - Fuckin' Perfect (Full Song)

Made a wrong turn, once or twice
Dug my way out, blood and fire
Bad decisions, that's alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss 'No way, it's all good', it didn't slow me down
Mistaken, always second guessing, underestimated
Look, I'm still around

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than f*ckin' perfect
Pretty pretty please, if you ever ever feel like you're nothing
You're f*ckin' perfect to me!

You're so mean, when you talk about yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead
So complicated, look happy, you'll make it!
Filled with so much hatred...such a tired game
It's enough! I've done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons, I've seen you do the same

Oh, pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than f*ckin' perfect
Pretty pretty please, if you ever ever feel like you're nothing
You're f*ckin' perfect to me

The whole world's scared so I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in line, and we try try try, but we try too hard and it's a waste of my time
Done looking for the critics, cause they're everywhere
They dont like my jeans, they don't get my hair
Exchange ourselves, and we do it all the time
Why do we do that? Why do I do that?

Why do I do that..?

Yeah, oh, oh baby, pretty baby..!
Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than f*ckin' perfect
Pretty pretty please, if you ever ever feel
Like you're nothing, you're fucking perfect to me
You're perfect, you're perfect!
Pretty pretty please, if you ever ever feel like you're nothing
You're fuckin' perfect to me...
i wish i could just walk away ....

leave everything & everybody behind.

walk away ....


Friday, January 14, 2011


in 24 hours, i'll be 38 years old.

wow ...

when i was 17, i never fathom how it'll feel like to be 24 ... and as i grew older, i always felt i was 24.

it all changed when i turned 35. i don't feel like i was 24 anymore ... i actually felt that i have aged. 24 .... zuuuupp! to 35! what happened to the ages in between?

i am excited to be 38. i do feel that i have aged but i don't feel that old.

i know i feel ...
a lil more mature, a lil more wiser, a lil more calmer and alot happier than when i was 24.

my brother celebrates his birthday a day after mine but he's 4 years younger.

we usually have a family birthday dinner.

i am happy to be 38.  i feel settled and calm.

i am going to enjoy my 38th birthday :o)

Monday, January 10, 2011

to delete or not to delete?

there are a few people i would like to delete from my fb but ... we belong to a larger group of fbookers. if i delete them, the rest will inquire (maybe). or maybe i should delete the whole gang? but but ... there are a few i'd love to still keep in touch with.

such a dilemma!

i'll think it over ...

Friday, January 7, 2011

i need to say this ...



now back to normal. i'm glad you have what you have. i will work for what i want too.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

1st Jan 2011 is coming to an end and I must admit, it's just like any other day.

However, one thing that is exciting is that it is a new year and I have a list of things & plans to do, insyaAllah.

Any new year resolutions?

Hmm... never really had an actually list. But this year, I was thinking along the lines of ....

1. practice more than preaching; still working on this ...
2. each day, do one good thing for my health - jog, swim, walk, stretch ... any thing to get my heart rate up, sweat & increase my stamina! to be accountable, i will record it. still failing at this ...
3. improve my cooking & baking skills, insyaAllah. try new & old recipes at least once a week and record/save it for references. i've made/created so many dishes that i never saved :o(  am trying out new recipes tapi tak sempat ambik pics. i'll try tmrw - lauk asam daging :o)

that's it for now. i don't want anything that i can't handle or do.