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Sunday, May 30, 2010

oh no, not again.

Hello.
I am feeling slightly under the weather (again).
Must have gotten the flu bug from Mr Sunshine.
He has been unwell since last Thursday.
Last Friday afternoon, I drove more than half the way back to Gombak because of that.
Usually Mr Sunshine will be THE driver to and fro. Hehe.
We drove home to attend my best friend, Sal's engagement.

Everything was so rushed.
Reached Gombak late in the evening on Friday, had dinner with the whole family at Cozy Corner, Ampang Park, then we dropped by Sal's place to help around a bit with the preparations. The guy's side of the family were expected to arrive at 1100 hours the next day.
On Saturday, both Mr Sunshine and I were at Sal's place just before 1100 hours only to find out that the engagement ceremony had been postponed to 1230 hours.
So we stayed on and while I tried to be there for Sal and help in whatever I could, Mr Sunshine patiently waited on me in the living room. Love you sayang. :)

Alhamdulillah, the engagement ceremony proceeded and went on as planned. So simple yet lovely. Sal was so beautiful ! Their solemnization is planned for the end of July. I pray everything goes as planned. Ameen.
I am so nervous for her ! Hehe.

We had initially planned to drive back to Kuala Berang right after the engagement because Mr Sunshine had to work today, but then he so kindly agreed to stay back a bit longer to join my family in taking studio photos with Marc in his graduation robe. :)
We also had an 'outdoor adventure' photo shoot after that which was super fun even though it was drizzling. Hehe.
All of us had dinner at Hometown Yong Tau Fu, Wangsa Maju before leaving for Kuala Berang at about 2000 hours.
We reached home pretty late and the both of us were exhausted.
I went straight to bed without showering ! Haha.

I woke up this morning with a sore throat a blocked nose. Sniffing like nobody's business, AGAIN !
I thought to myself that I possibly be sick again, not after last week, right ?
WRONG.
It was definitely a good move to take the day off today.
As soon as Mr Sunshine left for work, I drugged myself popped an antihistamine and dozed off.
After a sweaty (today is a hot day) two hours of sleep, my nose was cleared ! Alhamdulillah.
Unfortunately, I can't say the same for my throat. I hope these Dequadin lozenges work.

My mother in-law found out about me being unwell, and as soon as she did, she tried to call me numerous times.
When I returned her call, she sounded so worried, "Abah cakap Along cakap Lisa demam, Mak risau lah, itu lah telefon banyak kali, kena dengar suara Lisa jugak."
OMG. How sweet is that ? I was so touched, I was almost in tears !
I haven't had a mother figure worry about me since Mummy left. :'(
Honestly, my mother in-law is great, she really is. Kind, caring and understanding.
You would expect a mother in-law to be the first person asking you over and over (and stressing you out) about whether or not you're pregnant, but no, she's the type of mother who would tell you not to worry too much and leave things like that to Him. :)
Alhamdulillah. I am so blessed. :)

We'll be heading back to Batu Pahat this weekend. InshaAllah.
I hope I'll be OK by then. Ameen.

Pictures will be in my next post.
I need to get some rest.
Goodnight.

xoxo

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

spotting.

My menses is three days early and I have no idea why.
This does not normally happen to me.
Hello ovaries, are you okay ?
I'm a bit worried because it's more like spotting and since I am certain that I am not pregnant, spotting before a period could be a sign of uterine fibroids or polyps, ovarian cysts or cervical or uterine cancer.
Mintak dijauhkan. Ameen. :(

As written in my previous entries, I have been unwell since Saturday.
I had to take the whole day off yesterday just to recharge.
Sleep is the best medicine.
I'm healthy and happy now. Alhamdulillah. :)

Well except for the spotting. :(

I received my first pay from the hospital on Monday.
I have still been receiving my salary from JKWPKL since I left Hospital Putrajaya.
There's a quite a difference between how much I have been receiving there and what I just received this month.
The Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is less here because it's a district hospital.
I wonder whether they took into consideration that most of the things and food here are more expensive than in Kuala Terengganu when they reduced it.
And RM500 will be deducted from my pay until November to pay back the 'extra' money JKWPKL has been paying me all this while I have been here.
RM500 is a lot ok !
In a nutshell, I am more or less broke for the next six months. :'(

Marc had his convocation yesterday and it sucks that I could not be there. :(
I am so sad that I did not get to witness my little brother up on stage with his robe, receiving his degree scroll AND the Vice Chancellor's Award ! :(
CONGRATULATIONS MARC !!!
Awesome lah kau !

My best friend Sal (my beautiful hantaran maker) will be getting engaged this Saturday, InshaAllah.
After all that she has done for me for my engagement and wedding, I am a bit disappointed that I have not done a single thing for hers apart from calling her every now and then to check on her.
I am hoping to do the best I can to be there for her this weekend.

xoxo

Sunday, May 23, 2010

and or.

I survived a day at work even with a runny nose, a dizzy head and aching joints.
Alhamdulillah.

I might have been a bit slow processing information and getting from one point to another.
I hope they don't see me as incompetent. :(
I just have mucus clogging up my brain. Haha.

I have a couple of serious decisions to make.

xoxo

Saturday, May 22, 2010

cimex lectularius.

I have ugly red spots scarcely spread all over my body.

It started a few days ago, and they're slowly growing in number.
It's gotta be the bed bugs from the comforter we're sleeping on now.
Haha we've got a bed and a comfy mattress but we're more comfortable sleeping in front of the telly every night.
After much whining from moi, Mr Sunshine sent the comforter to the laundry and dried our carpet out in the sun which only lasted for an hour.
It started raining while I was at work and while Mr Sunshine was at the car wash.
There goes the carpet. And he got the car washed for nothing.

Apart from itching all over my body, I am feeling slightly under the weather as well.
My head's throbbing and I have been sneezing since morning.
I slept from the moment I got back from work around 1300 hours just now until almost 1700 hours. 
Postural hypotension is a familiar friend today. :(
I need to be well for work tomorrow !

Could these bed bugs be from the old furniture in this place ?
Sigh.

I'm gonna take a bath now.
Bye.

xoxo

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

we're gluttons.

Today both Mr Sunshine and I did not have the chance to feel hungry even for a second.
We had roti canai for breakfast around 10 a.m.
Not one, but two pieces each.

I made spaghetti carbonara at around 3.30pm.
We both had two bowls each too.
At that point I was already satiated and figured we could skip dinner.

In the evening after 6 p.m., I was severely bored.
Boredom always leads to hunger. Or what I perceive as hunger.
After much whining and making cute (haha) faces, Mr Sunshine agreed to drive me to kedai Air Buah Pak San which is located in Seberang Takir, Kuala Terengganu.
It's famous for selling all sorts of fruit juices served in all sorts of glass sizes.
Both of us had mihun soup and it is by far the most delicious dish I have ever tasted in Terengganu !
I am not a fan of the food here in Terengganu.
It has been difficult for me to find food that I really enjoy.
I always get disappointed when we get food from the restaurants/stalls/night markets etc.
I think it's because they put sugar in every thing they make.
Even in spicy dishes, making them not so spicy (and not so nice).
And only God knows how I love my food spicy when it's meant to be spicy !
And I don't like Nasi Dagang, or Satar or any other Terengganu delicacies that I know of.
No offence, really.
My taste buds are hard to please.
So far the outside food (?) that I love here are
  1. The keropok lekor (especially Tok Beng's),
  2. Steamed rice with spiced chicken (haha, is that what you call ayam berempah ?) from Dungun, and of course
  3. McDonald's ! 
Those are the food that I can eat and really, really, really savour each bite.
The mihun soup I had earlier is definitely going on that short list. :)

Oh, and tonight for the first time in my life, I tasted Jackfruit juice !
Well, Mr Sunshine ordered it but it was yummy !
I had dragonfruit juice which was tasty too.

Currently the both of us are back home, watching telly while munching on Mr Potato's Rice Crisps.

Alhamdulillah, murah rezeki makan today kan, sayang ? :)

xoxo

fit me.

It has been decided.

Instead of torturing myself just to fit in a couple of baju kurungs that refuse to make room for my ever expanding hips, I'm just gonna get myself a couple of cheap new ones for work.

Problem solved.
Well, almost.

xoxo

Friday, May 14, 2010

picnic friday.

On another more positive note, Mr Sunshine took me on a picnic this morning.
He's trying his best to keep my spirits up. :)










xoxo

fake and cheats.

This week has been pretty crappy.

I had all these questions which I had no answers to.
I had anger and vengeance all bottled up in me.
I even snapped at a co-worker.
That's not like me.

I was am not happy.
And it was tough faking smiles every day.

I received a remark that implied as if my marriage is BORING because we don't have kids of our own yet.
I happen to believe that my married life is a-okay (Alhamdulillah), but it's those kind of idiotic comments that sometimes make this brain of mine wonder whether there IS something not right.
I seriously do not get people who like to poke their noses into other people's private business.
Don't they believe in God ?

I also received a remark that I have gained weight and my behind is all jiggly.
So ?
In the first place, why the hell are you staring at my behind ??
Secondly, my husband happens love every jiggly part of me so if you've got a problem with it, I suggest you solve it yourself.

I have been laughed at TWICE (by two different persons) for apparently trying to speak in Terengganu dialect.
Go kill yourselves lah ok.
I do not laugh at you people when you make stupid simple grammar mistakes, right ?
"Just now I was sleepy, now I was not sleepy."
What's that ?
And the last thing I want to do here is to try to speak the way you do.
Idiot(s).

I hate being bossed around by someone who's not even my boss.
I have always believed that there are proper ways to speak to people regardless of their status. They did not come up with the word "please" for nothing you know.
And there's something they call manners. Look it up.
If you can change, people would stop talking behind your back.

A friend of mine confided in me about her marital problems.
It moved me because I was brought back to what happened to me in my previous relationship (not with Heikal). The circumstances were similar except that in hers, no serious cheating had taken place. Yet.
I don't know why I am still lugging around those emotions with me now.

I despise people who think that I am making a gazillion worth of money.
"Eleh, baru RM500, kan ada lagi RM3000 gaji tu."
Oh really ? I wished you knew that I still have my dad, my brother, and my sister to support ?
I also have a car and personal loan to pay off, and myself to support.
The stupidity does not stop there, they can even go on to say, " Ala, suami kan ada gaji banyak juga."
OMG can you people please stop being ridiculous ??
He also still has to provide for his parents and siblings. And of course, he has other responsibilities and commitments. And I am not the type of wife who would simply ask for cash without valid reasons.
So, if I say I do not want to buy this and that because they're expensive, I would like you to shut the f*** up.

I hate it here.

Goodnight.

xoxo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

mad.

Mr Sunshine was supposed to be at work at 0730 hours today.
Which means he has to leave home by 0630 hours.

Guess what time this wife of his woke up ?

0630 hours.

I did not hear my alarm go off at six ! :'(

I feel awful.
I feel like a lousy wife.
No, Mr Sunshine is not and was not mad at me at all.
I AM MAD AT ME.
:(

xoxo

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

come on over.

We had visitors after work today.
Mr Sunshine's ex housemate in Kuala Terengganu and his girlfriend came over for an early dinner.
I made spaghetti. Haha, the simplest dish I could think of.
We don't really get visitors here, apart from Daddy, Marc and Marlene coming over last February and my ex colleague cum neighbour, Ina who has dropped by a few times before she was transferred back to Kelantan.

There's something wrong with Mr Sunshine's computer and I feel helpless because I can't do anything about it. :(

I am retiring to bed early tonight.
Pasta fills me up and makes me sleepy.

Goodnight.

xoxo

Sunday, May 09, 2010

mummy's day.



(Photos credits to PostSecret)

Happy Mother's Day Mummy.
I miss you more than anything.
♥ you. 


Happy Mother's Day to my dearest mother in-law all the way in Batu Pahat and to all the wonderful mommies all over the world ! :)

xoxo

Saturday, May 08, 2010

it's getting hot in here.

It's currently 36.8 degrees Celsius in here.

We're being roasted and we're dripping with sweat without even moving a muscle.


Not cool.

xoxo

content.

Spent almost the whole day yesterday cleaning up the living room and kitchen.
All three rooms are still in a mess because my nose was starting to act up and I had to stop before it got worse.
I am still sneezing. :(

It feels like ages since Mr Sunshine and I have stayed at home together on a weekend.
Last week we were back in Gombak, the week before in Genting, the week before that Mr Sunshine was in Port Dickson and the week before that I was on call.

This feels good.

xoxo

Thursday, May 06, 2010

my friends-filled weekend.

The weekend has finally arrived ! Alhamdulillah.

My Thursday started with me not feeling too good.
Woke up with a sore throat, a runny nose and a head that would not stop hurting.
While I was on my routine ward round, I was suffocating in the face mask I had to put on.
As our wards here are not air conditioned and the male ward I was in charge of was fully occupied, it got pretty stuffy and hot !
I occasionally felt like I was gonna pass out, but I held on tight to the patients' beds and took deep breaths.
My head was spinning but I did not want another medical leave.
I think I chugged down more than 1.5 litres of water in the morning only.

So I dragged myself throughout the whole day at work today bearing in mind that it's Thursday and I get to go back earlier than usual.

Here I am, at home,  and surprisingly feeling much better. Alhamdulillah.
It must have been due to the over consumption of water.

Mr Sunshine and I were back in Gombak last weekend.
We actually had a wedding to attend last Saturday but we couldn't make it due to last minute changes in that day's plans.
I must say my time was really well spent last weekend.

On Friday morning, it was breakfast with Diana at Old Town White Coffee Taman Melati.


We talked about everything from marriage to buying houses to babies. Happy times ! Hehe.
On top of that, she gave me a lovely pink 'instant' hijab for my birthday.
Absolutely loved the colour !
Thanks dear ! :))

Then it was just bumming at home, watching telly with Daddy. Pure bliss.
That night after the brother got back from work, we (Daddy, Marc, Mr Sunshine, Linn and I) rushed to One Utama to catch Iron Man 2 !
IT WAS SUPER AWESOME lah ok.
I know some of you might be thinking otherwise and say that you prefer the first installment. In the words of Cher Horowitz, "Whatever !" *cue hand gesture*
I LOVED IT.
And I would definitely want to watch it again (if I am not living in this cinema-less Terengganu).

No family photos taken because we got there just in time and after the movie, I needed to pee so badly, snapping photos was the last thing on my mind.

On Saturday morning, I had breakfast with Annisa with McDonald's at The Curve.


I received two tins of yummy Crabtree and Evelyn cookies from her ! White Chocolate and Rasperry cookies and All Butter Orange cookies.
They're both super delicious, and finished. Hehe.
Thanks Ann ! :)
We hopped from McDonald's to IKEA with hopes of sharing a plate of meatballs that I have been craving for. Much to our disappointment, they only start serving meatballs at 12 noon. :(
Ann was also pretty disappointed as she felt that her camera was not giving her good photos that morning, so we adjourned to Starbucks, Ikano Power Centre to snap some pretty shots.
We were at three places in two hours we were together ! Haha.

Then it was lunch with Mr Sunshine's two sisters, Liyana and Syahieda.
McDonald's again. This time in Shah Alam. Hehe.
That place has changed so much since the last time I was there, which was more than a year ago. Not bad.
After lunch, the four of us headed to Bukit Subang where Mr Sunshine's aunt stayed for a visit.


The Curve was my next destination (again) after dropping off Mr Sunshine's sisters.
This time it was to meet up with the Gombak Gang. :))
Honestly, I had mixed feelings about meeting up.
I was obviously very very very excited about seeing them after so long but there was also this silly fear of their reaction towards my new image.
I was nervous when Navin asked me, "How do we do this ?" because we usually kiss and hug each other whenever we meet.
But after that everything was alright, I was so touched that both Gan and him did not show any sense of them being uncomfortable with the fact that I cannot touch/hug/kiss them.
I knew I was stupid to even think about not being 'accepted'.
These people are the people I have known for more than a decade, and we're definitely not friends just because of how and what we look like.
I am doing what my religion commands me to, and I am sure all of them are mature enough to see that. :)
Alhamdulillah.
I am blessed to have these people in my life. 


We had dinner at Paddington House of Pancakes, then dessert at The Chocolate Lounge. :))
Too bad Judith and Trevor could not make it that night, and I wished I could have stayed on longer. :(

And then, it was back to depressing (and hot) Kuala Berang.
Sigh.

Thank you Mr Sunshine for driving me here and there over the weekend.
You're awesome, just like Tony Stark. Haha.

Both of us have some major spring cleaning to do this weekend.
When was it ever winter eh ? Hehe.
This house is a pigsty.
I hope I remain well tomorrow.

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Ok, bye !

xoxo