Goodbye 2013

Happy New Year, Everyone!


Commencing end of the year post.

2013 has definitely been interesting. As usual, has it's ups and down but it's a year whereby I had met with 2 crossroads in terms of love life and work life that is life changing which is worth mentioning.

Jhon and I has finally made it official that we will be embarking towards a marriage after 6 years together. Milestones to the destination has been slowly passed and hopefully, we can reach more with good outcome in 2014. This also leads to a new tag in blog "WeddingTalk".

After 7 years working in the construction industry and stress that was affecting my health, I quit and took a long break. It was definitely a leap of faith but it was the best decision I made in my life. I managed to help my mom which decreased her own stress, improved my homemaker skills (lol) and just generally did a lot of 'me' time. But I have to start working again for 2014 just to have some income for future savings. I can take a long break when I get married. InsyaAllah. =D

I definitely hope and pray that 2014 will bring more good news, smooth journey and enlightenment.

   

Back from Shah Alam

Hi! Just a quick update.

I just came back from Shah Alam last night and it was the most memorable, story heavy 2D1N trip EVER!

There were so many things happening from the beginning of the trip to the very end, good and bad. But I always say, it always makes a trip interesting compared to a 'normal' trip. I have so many story-mory and I will go as detailed as possible.


It's definitely going to take me more than 2 posts on this one. It was definitely the vacation of the year and a nice way to end the year. I will be drafting the posts while it's still fresh in my mind and when Jhon is done with the photos, I will post them all! bwahaha!

Till then, take care!

   

Dirty Keyboard

Hi! Just inserting a somewhat random post.

The other day, Jhon's keyboard was glitching on him. The only solution at that point was to buy a new keyboard but he had spent so much on his new DIY computer that it's going to burst his budget. It sucked but it seemed that  we had no choice at all.

Until I remembered I had an unused keyboard that was covered under a 'beautiful' grey blanket of dust. I had a computer 6 years ago until it died on me. Jhon bought me a laptop and ever since, I have not been using the keyboard. It was stored in the keyboard drawer of my computer desk.

Anyways, I offered my old keyboard which I remembered was in perfect condition but he said no without skipping a beat after mentioned the grey blanket. -_-

So I decided to meticulously clean for him and gave it as a surprise.

Okay, I am the female version of The Adventure Time character, Demon Cat in the episode Dungeon. Don't get what I mean? Read this.


So basically, I know how to clean a keyboard. I clean my keyboard almost every week at work and my laptop even has a rubber cover thingy. But to clean a keyboard that was fully covered with dust is another thing.

I started with just dusting off the top layer and then with a keyboard cleaner, I used cotton buds to clean every nook and cranny. That is when I saw the problem. Thick layer of dust under the keys. It was obvious that I had to remove the keys and I knew about thanks to jokes like these.


I was scared lah at first. What if I happly peel off the keys and 'sekali' cannot put back how?

So I practiced with one of the uncommonly used keys which was the Page up and Page down keys. lol It worked so I removed the keys group by group and behold the dust blanket!


Frankly speaking, I didn't intend cleaning my keyboard to turn into a blog post so I just had 1 photo throughout the process. I only took that photo just to show to Jhon when I gave him the keyboard so he could appreciate my hardwork. lol

But trust me, I cleaned the keyboard until it looked brand new, wor!

The next time was to actually check if the keyboard actually works. hahaha Thank God, it did. Weee!

Abrupt End.

   

Shibly's Graduation

Introducing what may be the most expensive kindergarten graduation ever!


Shibly had finally graduated from Iman Kindergarten and they are having their graduation and performance at Fairmont Hotel Singapore. Tickets were at $78 each regardless if you are a parent or a sibling. Of course we as a family want to attend his graduation  and watch him perform on stage. Especially that Shibly asked if Omah, Mak Su and Uncle Jhon is coming or not. Not only that, Mak wanted Jhon to go for picture taking but man.. that price! Thankfully, it was later sponsored by Mak. =p

The event starts at 11am but children were to be at location at 9am for their last rehearsal. The parents changed Shibly into his Arabian costume, took photos with the groggy boy and we went for a quick breakfast.







Obligatory table photo. Mak, why you always have your eyes closed?


As expected, the event started late because of their rehearsal and having waited other families get themselves settled down. (janji melayu lol) We got seats near the back but it was okay. Jhon rented an awesome tele lens so can zoom nicely.



The theme of the event was Kids of the World where all Imanites dress up in a certain country's traditional outfit and perform. Wahhh.. So cute lah and their outfits were beautiful. To see these kids wriggle and dance was so entertaining!



As expected, for every performance, every parent would rush closer to the stage for a better view. Some were complaining but what do you expect? It's the apple of their eyes performing, of course they want to be up close. Granted, the view was blocked with handphones, cameras and what was worst, ipads. lol

After a few performances, food gradually came in. There were many hit and miss but what do you expect from hotel food eh?



There were many districts but thank God Tenagaville's performance was in the middle of the event so it was not a long wait for our star. When it was announced that they were performing, everyone except for Mak (had to take care of Syihab) zoomed to the stage for a closer look.





Never had we seen Shibly dance with so much gusto and confidence!! All this while, when we watch him perform, he tend to look at his friends and did his dance admittedly not so fantastically but this time, it was perfect.

Look at that serious face.




After his performance, we went back to our table and enjoyed the rest of the event at our table.





Not very long, we found out Tenagaville will be coming out along with other districts for a graduation walk so I checked the lobby and lo and behold! Shibly and his class! lol I scrambled back to our table so everyone can take 1 on 1 photo with him in his graduation suit. Super excited right?

We were so engross with our own photo taking that we forgot to take a photo of his classmates and teachers. Aiyah.. nvmlah.. got the standard class photo already. =p






Soon, it's time for the graduation walk.




There were a few more performances after that and for all we knew, it's the finale! All parents raced to the stage again. lol





Pity Shibly because for a moment, his teacher forgot about him and left him alone on stage lol. But never mind, got his own limelight for that minute.





The event went smoothly and the kids were fantastic and would've been better if there aren't so many charities and a lot of pushing to sign up classes for further education enhancement in between. I really don't mind but they were really pushing it to a point it's annoying.

I like the last part though. I admittedly had rolled my eyes when parents were encouraged to wear school uniforms for a dress up contest but I ended up enjoying their sportiness. I clapped and screamed very loud for the lady in far right. As for the lady next to her, what's her deal with that outfit? lol Doesn't' she know most of the audience is mak cik, pak cik? She had the least applause =p


When it all ended, Shibly was clearly tired but was very happy to see our proud and gleaming faces. We had nothing but praises for him.




1 nephew down, 2 to go.
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