Saturday, December 17, 2005

Reunion

The people I (un?)fortunately fated to be bonded for the rest of my time here on earth gathered around a couple of weeks back for a reunion dinner. To say the least, the night went very well and was quite well attended considering the lukewarm response the organisers got when canvassing for the attendees (I happened to be one of the poor souls who were stupid enough to be the organisers). Highlights for the night included the Top Jambu Award which Bala won hands down, the random number generator which wasn't so random (Rough, jgn mara aaa), the multimedia presentation,the f5 recording which was very well edited by Awie & Aiwa's letter to Fadli (for further discussion on the subject, please visit http://www.koleq9094.blogspot.com/. )

I have to take this opportunity to thank those people whose untiring efforts, contributions & sacrifices helped to make the event a succes - badut (& kawan badut especially for the multimedia presentation),chib (for free use of your bachelor pad & free entertainment), abon (for being there), rough (for the drive & random number generator), radin (for the late help), awie, ezam& wife.

My special thank goes out to my BETTER HALF for your invaluable assistance throughout the planning and the preparation stage.

I intend to put up some pics here but the connection is not that good tonight. Maybe some other time.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Perlukan Rumah Lebih Besar?

A good friend of mine sent me this link...Enjoy it at your own risk.

Click here : rumah tak cukup besar.

p/s:keep the window small

Friday, October 28, 2005

SELAMAT HARI RAYA

Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan...

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI
&
MAAF ZAHIR BATIN
kepada semua yang mengenali kami sekeluarga...Semoga semua berbahagia di samping anak isteri dan keluarga tercinta...

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Our Pride & Joy


This is our pride and joy. Coming into his second year, he is now a bundle of energy. He jumps, kicks, wrestles and talks very much. I think for 2 year old, he talks quite a lot. His vocabulary is impressive, but that might just be the proud parent in me speaking. But then again, who doesn't?

Reading Habit

I don't read that much these days. At least not as much I'd like to. Except for the mandatory newspaper & few magazines, I feel my reading habit has slackened quite a bit. At this point of time, I think I have almost a dozen book on the shelf, waiting to be picked up.

That is why when I finished reading the book 'Tuesdays with Morrie' last night, I was overwhelmed by a sense of achievement & satisfaction. The book was thin by any standard and yet it took me almost 3 weeks to go through its 192 pages.

Those days, I would've finished it in less than 3 days. Those days, I wouldn't have mind a bit about losing my sleep time as long as I can finish my reading. That is no longer the case these days. I guess this is why Harry Potter books put me off completely (apart from myself reasoning why bother reading and imagining things yourself when the movie(s) are there).

Buck up I must. Lest I lose the habit completely, I really have to buck up. Perhaps setting targets & keeping scoresheet will help. Giving rewards to myself for every book that I finished reading seems like a good idea.

But for now, I'd just like to get a good night sleep before I start on a new book tomorrow.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


Tg Jara Beach Resort, Jun 05 Posted by Picasa

We were here for a night in June. The rate was substantially discounted by virtue of myself being a lowly paid civil servant. Probably the best place I've ever been. The food was a bit pricey & rather limited. The room was big but you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to your room. The beach was nice and very private. Would like to go there again one of these days.

Three of us...

Us...

Catatan Rapu...

Nothing interesting of late. Had a meeting with rough, badut, chib & zahadin couple of days ago to discuss about the reunion. After much thrashing, we decided that this time around it will be a properly organized dinner. Badut was full of ideas that night- he was on a roll. Is it because of the new girlfriend or you are just excited not to be at home after 10 pm...hehehe...And it was also Badut that came up with the idea of having a 'themed dinner' e.g 'back to school, etc. But the meeting was very much distracted by Chibiok's use of the word 'lawa' to describe Kama 95.

The meeting was adjourned at about 11.45. Have to mention this : makan was sponsored by Badut. Further info at koleq9094-Reunion.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Pacifier Habit

I republish here one of the many Q&A's on the habit. I took this from the American Academy of Pediatric & Dentistry website.

Thumb, Finger and Pacifier Habits

Q: Why do children suck on fingers, pacifiers or other objects?
A: This type of sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. It provides security. For young babies, it's a way to make contact with and learn about the world. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers or thumbs even before they are born.

Q: Are these habits bad for the teeth and jaws?
A: Most children stop sucking on thumbs, pacifiers or other objects on their own between two and four years of age. No harm is done to their teeth or jaws. However, some children repeatedly suck on a finger, pacifier or other object over long periods of time. In these children, the upper front teeth may tip toward the lip or not come in properly.

Q: When should I worry about a sucking habit?
A: Your pediatric dentist will carefully watch the way your child's teeth come in and jaws develop, keeping the sucking habit in mind at all times. For most children there is no reason to worry about a sucking habit until the permanent front teeth are ready to come in.

Q: What can I do to stop my child's habit?
A: Most children stop sucking habits on their own, but some children need the help of their parents and their pediatric dentist. When your child is old enough to understand the possible results of a sucking habit, your pediatric dentist can encourage your child to stop, as well as talk about what happens to the teeth if your child doesn't stop. This advice, coupled with support from parents, helps most children quit. If this approach doesn't work, your pediatric dentist may recommend a mouth appliance that blocks sucking habits.

Q: Are pacifiers a safer habit for the teeth than thumbs or fingers?
A: Thumb, finger and pacifier sucking all affect the teeth essentially the same way. However, a pacifier habit is often easier to break.

AAPD HOME PAGE

Puting (Teats anyone???)

Never start your child on pacifier. Hang on to these words of wisdom. We made the mistake and now we are paying for it. Emil is sucking on that thing indiscriminately and the habit is really getting to us. He couldn't sleep without it, we couldn't go anywhere without it and he wouldn't sit still in the car unless the thing is hanging from his mouth. And that is just to name a few.

Now that the boy is already 2 years old and have almost a full set of teeth, we are trying very hard to wean him off that thing. Man, he's already an addict by now.

Attempts have been unsuccesful thus far. The last attempt lasted for one and a half day when alas, the Mama couldn't stand the boy's begging. But, what happened last night scared the shit out of us both.

Last night, the pacifier was already almost torn as Emil was chewing plus sucking that thing. So, Mama conjured up a ploy to tear apart and blame it on the boy. Emil took it in good spirit and was saying things like "dah woshak dah" & "Emil throw puting, ok". The first part of the plan was successful.

Then came sleep time. By now, Emil was fidgeting and not long after that, he was shivering and begging for his puting. One time, his body froze. Masya Allah, we thought the boy dah kena sawan tarik. Pucat le kejap. Alhamdulillah, lepas we handed the boy over to the grandmother(one of the advantages of living with parents/in-laws, hahahaha), he was ok. But not after demanding the poor granny to watch the TV with him. It was already 1 o'clock then.

So the result of the latest ploy remains to be seen. So, if anyone's reading, I would advise against using pacifier even when it seems the best solution to shut off your child at that time. The option might be attractive but the action will come back to haunt you-hehehehehe...

Monday, October 03, 2005

BolehBoy???

3 comments.Thrillnya...but BolehBoy, do we know each other?

Friday, September 30, 2005

OUTTED

The cat is now out of the bag.now that rough has officially announced to the world that I too keep a blog, I would expect the others in my batch to check it out.

In keeping with the good tradition, it is only proper that I return the praises that Rough showers upon me in his blog. Well, I have to say that Rough is arguably one of the brightest among my friends - (macam la aku ada banyak sangat bright friends) - so it is not surprising that he is where is today, career wise.

We did go back a long way indeed. I still remember when we plotted to overthrow Rahimi from the class monitorship and put you there instead. It was good fun. The meetings, the tactics - pergh, we were not even 13, yet we have plotted the end of Rembell's promising political career (mampuih kalau dia baca nie)...aku dah mintak maaf ka kat dia?

In all honesty - Rough,I am not kissing your ass here - part of my decision to blog was due to you when you advised me to write to my son, to express my feelings, etc...

I hope we will still be friends in years to come. The friendship has been good.Thanks...

P/s : (rasa macam tulih dalam buku felong masa nak blah dr Koleq la pulak)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The Poem

The first time I read this, how I wish one day I will be able to read it to my children. Emil, here's for you. Embrace it, insyaallah, you will be a man...

IF

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
Rudyard Kipling

Yang, saya nak motor nie...


Seronoknya kalau dapat motor nie...awak tak marah kan?

berapa banyak?

I believe all married couples, at one point or another during their blissfully wedded life, discuss about how many children they would like to have between them.I use the phrase "would like" as the actual number really depends on the will of Allah. Only the act of trying to get them is left to us.

The deejays & ERA listeners discussed the matter yesterday. From the discussion (I did not listen until they wrapped it up) I find that all callers based their decision on having how many children on financial considerations and this bothers me. Is that the ONLY consideration? Ringgit and cents? I mean, must this decision also revolves around $?

Money shoulde be a factor, yes. But it should not be the factor.It is really sad if people based their decision on having so and so amount of children on monetary factor alone. Come on, it should be more than that.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Was he???


The boy caught giving THE FINGER to the photographer. Was he?

the boy..MC-Vaji 2005

Really like the picture...

Bosannnya...

argghhh...it's monday again. after effects of the futsal tourney are still hanging on dearly on both my legs. the stomach is not that well. probably it's the gastrics making its appearance again. work is nothing to shout about. bored to death at the office.

the futsal was good fun. again, it was a case of 'so near but yet so far'. we fell regally at the q-finals levels. did feel a little bit over the top after championing the group. hopes soared & the target was reset amid the laughter. i think it was to be good to be true, us gunning for the championship.

talked to fadhil. all is well again, i suppose. one thing that i can't stand during the self imposed isolation is the urge to kutuk fadhil, the banter, he is a good punching bag.

Friday, September 16, 2005

A MOUTHFUL OF AIR, A HANDFUL OF DUST

True to the sprit of HHTA(hangat-hangat taik ayam), it has almost been a year since i last posted anything. gila malas. kerja banyak la...orang bukan faham.depa ingat kerja gomen ni mai hari2 dok goyang kaki apa.

Lot of things happened since the last posting. Emil walks, Emil talks,sold the car, BP rose a few notches, angah got married, angah pregnant, papa retired, went holidays...

Tomorrow is full of kenduri. Sunday is the MCOBA Futsal Tournament.

Nothing much to say. Just warming up though. Will it be another year before the next posting. Hope not...