Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hello World

Hellew.  What a beautiful morning I had today.  I woke up at 5:30, took the train at 7:20, reached my destination at 8:00..Well, I should say a total change in my schedule.

9 years of working, I never took the train to work.  I drove.  Now I can see people walk here and there with books, laptops, electronic gadgets. I could sense the early morning vibes which I never did before.  That's beautiful to me.  I can see different people every day.

The best sight that I saw was when people from every races put up tables to sell nasi lemak, kuih, soya bean, newspapers.. There's a lot of them.  Customers swarmed like ants coming from both of the stations to buy breakfast.  Their return of investment can be pretty high..tskkk.   

What not nice to watch was an old lady sitting down on a bench with a pair of torn sneakers (bet she dug it from the dustbin) looking at the pedestrians with a pair of sad eyes.  I don't know what I felt, it cut me deep.  Not far away from her, laid a man with his private part flashing and disgusting yellowish liquid flowed from him.  Oohh.

Yerp, I think that's all I have in my mind right now.  I am 30 minutes away to see my new boss to report duty, and to see the new team that I will linger around for the next couple of years.

See you guys soon....

I suited up with black and grey attire. Dressed safe. Vibrant attire is a big no-no on anyone's first day at work. Its a neat look.  But I'm thinking of wearing sport-shoes to work than these aching heels.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

London: Trafalgar Square

Happy Saturday everyone!...How was your week?  I had a good one.  Hope yours were too.

I would like to continue documenting our family trip to the UK, here at the blog through the photos, and would like to share it with you guys.  It may not contain the whole description of the journey but it dictates our 9 days stay at the UK.

In London, we either took a bus or just walked from Church Street.  The buses facilities are very convenient, the cheapest, and most importantly baby friendly.  It only requires you to buy an Oyster Card.  With 4£ per person, you can tour the whole London.

..double click the image to enlarge the bus' route and number...may be helpful to u...

The bus route interchange map. The system is so easy to understand.

Our 3rd day mini adventure brought us from Church Street to Trafalgar Square.  I always remember this place as one of the location in TV3 drama:  'Cinta Antara Benua' played  by Ahmad Idham and Azhar Sulaiman.  This was the location where the heroin walked at the square, through a flock of pigeons, wearing baju kurung with a  baseball jacket. Fashion antara benua...

I would say the square serves the same purpose as our own Dataran Merdeka.  Roughly two centuries ago, King George IV commissioned the architect John Nash to redevelop the area that being assumed as the center of London.  Nash envisioned forming an open square in the Kings Mews (King's Stable) which was built since the 14th century.

At the center, impose the statue of Admiral Nelson's that commemorate his victory and heroic death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.  Now, the square is being used for public and tourist attraction.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Friends With Benefits....

My husband watched this picture on his day off and called me up that he loved it and he said it is similar as what we did a couple of years ago (except for the sex thingy).  I watched it and yerp it brought us back to memory lane.

I knew Mr Shan since we were 19.  I was the thinnest, smallest in my gang and he was for his.  These two gangs combined and becoming a circle of friends of 20.  The big gang was later created pairs of couples and for some reasons the remaining  were just chasing one girl, my best friend, and that left me and him with none.

Even that happened, we had a great fun of 4 - 5 years together as a group.  In between those years, I managed to find myself a fling and Mr Shan was hooked up with a girl.  

Anyway, since the day I met him, I've never failed to not to look for him after classes, or the time when we skipped classes, well at least twice a week.  Every night before I go to sleep I would go to their house, find him and tell him my story of the day.  We enjoyed our each other's company even though we had boyfriend/girlfriend at that time.  That lasted for years even when we were graduated and then working.

Finally at year 6 of our friendship, he took a break from his gf for a year and hearing that, I broke off with my crappy bf.  The next day we met, we decided on to have a 'Love Contract'.  We would act as a couple, we will spend each day together and basically we do what any other couples would do.  Just for the sake of understanding what a girl and a boy expect in a relationship.  No feelings incurred.  I put my terms and conditions and he put his.  If something wrong happens, 'Yes Its Okay. Cause We Are Just Friends'.    

A year passed by.  The act fit in well with us.  Its unexplainable.  We are friends but at the same time we benefit from each other.  It was a great year for us.  Unfortunately one fine evening, Mr Shan's gf called up, to pick up whatever they had left before.  I was so nervous, full of hope, but well ready for any consequences.   I knew that I love this guy and whatever happens, as we said, we still remain as friends.

No big drama then.  Obviously, I won his heart and still winning it.  We tied the knot months after that.  We are still friends even after 12 years.  We realized that we never wanted to spend our time with anyone else than each other.  The End.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Anfield Stadium and Cheshire Oak Designer Outlet, Liverpool

Morning everyone!  Today will be the first day of Cik Peah being a full time housewife for 14 days.  It will be a hectic day for me today.  I have lots to do and I hope I can visit your blogs tonight.

With this I leave you guys the continuation of our trip documentaries...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nothing Gold Can Stay....

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.
    -  by Robert Frost
Nothing can beat changes.  Changes are inevitable.  Good or bad depends on luck, but most importantly is how you deal with it and your choice of changes.  

My story is no different from EVERYONE.  I love my job.  I love what I was/am doing.  But there are few parties made me LEAVE what I love.  I'm no longer wearing the suit.  Now the suit is wearing me.  Day by day, its damaging my emotion and mental.  Today it reaches the stopping point and I am glad, out of the ordinary I took the risk.  I hate how things were and I change it!  I am not a tree for god sake.

We cannot change our destination overnight but we can change our direction in one night.  There were times when even if you're in your ideal dream job today, at your ideal place, that might change tomorrow.  Be ready as always.  I will always remember to work hard for myself not for the job, as life is short and career is not the most important thing in life.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Old Trafford, Manchester: Old Trafford Stadium

This post should came out 3 months ago..but anyways...

Our very first day in the UK was spent at Manchester and Liverpool...It was a 4-hour-drive from London...The journey was a bit stressful as the rented vehicles did not provide any car seats for the children, so we needed to make sure the kids to stay low....reallyy lowww....

Mr Shan, Rania and myself had the chance to do the Museum and Stadium tour, while all the non-Man U fan, waited at the parking lot....I'm not a football fan, but to all MUs fan or not..if you want to see what we have seen..please click below link....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hai Hai....:) ..Assalamualaikum....

I don't really know where to start.  Maybe by apologizing is a good idea.  Well, friends, sorry for not updating you guys with my 'current affairs'.  There are so many things happen and I just couldn't keep up with my time.

2011 is a good year for my family and I. 
  • We had a 20-days of vacation, 
  • After 2 years of waiting, we received our house key, and
  • I have resigned!
Our 20-days-vacation was definitely memorable.  We had our mini adventures discovering places in England, Paris and Ireland, especially in London.  We walked, took buses and trains to commute.  Even though it was summer, it was 40°c hot only for 2 days, but the temperature dropped afterward between 20°c - 11°c.  I was relieved that our 'cuti-cuti' fund was enough for the whole trip.

Big Ben & The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Secondly,  The House.  Its a simple built double-storey house I shall say.  I fell in love with it the minute I saw the plan and we were lucky to seal the deal 2 years ago.  The house key was actually released earlier than we expected.  It is ready but our 'rumah-rumah' account has not mature yet.  We are giving it a year or two, or maybe three to put things together.   

Third is about resigning.  After 5 years of service, I finally decided to leave.  I never thought that I could stay that long.  Bitter sweet memories, I have here in the company.  Despite from that, I've made friends with amazing people from every department, and I am glad and happy to know and work with them.    

Other than all these three highlights, I am also actively selling 'kerepek', 'custard pudding' and 'cheese cakes'.  It is a part time job that I hope can sustain as long as I live.  Its not a big margin business but it is satisfying and enjoyable.  My day starts early, as I need to bake, cook, and pack.  The usual time that I use to blog has being used for these slots.

Then go to work. Leaves work at 6.  Reaches home at 7.  Cook and have dinner at 8.  Then I am left with 2 hours of  fun time with my 2-year-old.  Everything shuts down at 10. 

Phew, at last I managed to complete this post.  Hopefully its not too long.  I just wish that I have more time to write in the future.  With this I leave you guys with a bit of entertainment.  Enjoy....

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fly To London: The Departure and The Arrival

It was ages since my last post.  I didn't have anything interesting to share other than my work issues.  Stressful!

Anyway, i visited Europe with my 13 other family members recently and I hope to share it with you all as a compensation to whatever loss that I made for this blog.

Left Home:  6:00 a.m
Checked In:  7:00 a.m
Depart:  10:00 a.m
Checked In Members:  13 pax

Yerp..The big striking green luggage belongs to the 3 of us.  We only brought 4 tops, 2 trousers and few undies each, 4 boxes of milk powder, few bottles of medicines and 2 big packs of pampers, and that weighed  22 kg!.

Parental Guide:  You can travel at ease to London by bringing any types of milk powder but remember to put it in the luggage and do not open the seal/boxes/packaging.  Pack as it is.  

He did a great job with a smile.  We were well served!  Once we checked in, I made a bit of promise to myself:
'I..Cik Peah..will savor/enjoy the trip for whatever happens there and will never check my email.'

Since we checked in quite early, we had to wait for quite sometime.

 The ship has boarded and its time to get in to the plane!  Thanks to Miss Rania, we didn't have to queue.

The 12-Hour Flight

Miss Rania at her very best behavior.  I was hoping that she'll keep it up once she awake, but nope!

Meals were served twice, and as usual MAS' peanuts and juices are served from time to time.  

....Fish served in bolognaise sauce:  Not one of my favorite.

..Bread Butter Pudding served with Custard Sauce:  This was remarkably nice!..

 We even had ice creams!  hmm...chubby isn't he?

..Chicken Salad:  I didn't like it as a whole, but the meat is so juicy.  I had 3 of it!.. 

...Snacks to kill time...

...Salmom Sashimi:....syukur alhamdulillah..laughing with joy...I had 4 of it!...  

...I watched...Pleasantville, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Haqq and 2 more movies that I could not recall....

 ....Uwan watched Haq....

   ...updates for the flight...from time to time....

 ....and we have arrived and I found that Heathrow airport was not as sophisticated as KLIA...

We were then being picked up by two gentlemen Abg Sam and Abg Kubik, pure Malaysians with two vans, and headed straight to Umi's place at Blackwater House in Churchstreet.

Accommodation:  Rumah Umi, Blackwater House, Churchstreet

  ...Blackwater House:  Rumah Air Hitam...The entrance...

...The backyard..I was quite surprised to see a door leads to a big compound...

...Subuh starts at: 2.30 a.m in the morning...sun rises at 4...

Rumah Umi is a double-storey apartment consists of 4 bedrooms and 2 washrooms, we rented 3 of them...you can cook, watch tv, do the laundry, do whatever you like just like at your own place...Umi welcomed us with a welcome dish - Nasi Lemak.  She frequently drops by to clean the house as she lives with her daughter-Kak Zabeda not far away from here.

 ...The good thing about staying here is that it is exactly on the road where marketplace is.....
...and TESCO is just across the road!....

...Journey will be continued on the next post tomorrow...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mr Shan: 'When Its a NO...Its a NO...Period..'

Good morning everyone...

Guess what?  I met Hanis Haizi yesterday.  Hot Mama introduced me to her blog last year and I am very proud that she is a total success now.  I am not surprised that most of her followers idolize her, as she is so kindhearted to help anyone who wants to follow her steps. 

Her words of wisdom yesterday,
"Sesiapa follow steps tu..InsyaAllah berjaya..Tapi kalau tak berjaya...mesti ada something wrong..."

Simple and compact.  But that's the thing.  I have gigantic doubts following the steps.  It may work for me for the first few months, but I seriously do not want to burden my downliners especially my upliners for my lack of commitments.  I can see that is going to happen.

Not only that, my day-to-day life surrounded by non-pro network marketing people.  Top 3 will be - Mr Shan, Ayah and Ibu.  God knows what they will do, or say, but since I live with them, I can see how thick the challenges will be.  That will definitely redirect to my -lack of commitments-.

Anyway, I did what I supposed to do -getting the information-.  I am totally exposed to the network marketing strategies now.  Thank you so much to Kak Fizah for sharing her knowledge and yes, its true that there is a gold mine in this business. 

If anyone of you, my beloved readers, have intentions in making money but does not know how to do it, just ping/pm me at my email address nurfiza@gmail.com.  I will introduce you guys to K.Fizah and her team as they are fully committed, very helpful and very nice people too.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bluberry Nights, Uptown Setiawangsa

We spent the whole weekends setting up my auntie's new mini bakery (momma to mamanoein & dedek)!  Its a low budget plan to make the shop looks inviting and has this family touch in it......Dedek-the Art Director-sketched the cute Graffiti and once she's done... we rolled out with our brushes and paints!

PROMO:  Do stop by at our shop at Uptown Setiawangsa, opens daily except on Monday from 8.45p.m - 3.00 a.m!  Toodles!

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