Monday, February 23, 2009

blast from the past!

thanks to FB, Mumsie is now in touch with kawan-kawan masa sekolah dulu...mostly kawan-kawan sekolah menengah...especially kengkawan masa i kat SIGS JB and SMS Muar. It is great..this FB thing! this is some of us...last week...25 years after we left school!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Puteri Gunung Ledang

ni review yang dah lambat...mumsie + Abah + MakSu + kawan-kawan zaman sekolah dulu went to see PGL Season III last Friday 13th Feb hari tu. Donno about the others but Mumsie pergi dalam keadaan berkobar-kobar coz one: i heard and read all the raving reviews and two: i trusted the reviews coz its the work of enfiniti production and three: i really enjoyed P.Ramlee The Musical and I thought PGL would be as good, if not better.

here's what i think of PGL Season III - without having the benefit of comparing it with PGL Season I and II:

Overall impressive laaa...the stage..the costumes...the dance routines...Mootz bought the tickets way back in December last year so we got great seats...thanks mootz!

tapi....Mumsie is thinking:

Hang Tuah should be M.Nasir. Stephen Rahman tu harap hensem jer tapi tak macho in the Melaka man kinda way, if you can catch my drift. cakap melayu ada pelat sikit and the pelat is detectable. and Boroi lah dia....nampak baju dia ngam-ngam jer boleh button!

Datin Seri good, of course but she looks her a good kinda way...cuma i rasa dah tak sesuwei lah dah nak jadi PGL yang sepatutnya be a sweet young thing...

language dia all funny (I knowlah they want to speak in that malay-javanese dialect coz they are supposedly in majapahit and stuff) and not helped by the not all that perfect sound system. so i find myself wasting time looking at the translation board at the side.

lagu-lagu banyak sangat yang jiwang...again, yes i know this is the love story yang jenis cinta tak kesampaian...tapi takkanlah masa Sultan Melaka and Adipati nyanyi duet pun dalam keadaan tak matching dengan lagak macho diorang and at some point, they look like a gay couple memadu kasih lah pulak!!

having said allll of the above, i must say i loved sultan melaka and adipati!! AC Mizal was scary enough although i truly believed he would be scarier if he had not sung the slow-with-a-touch-of-jiwangness kind of songs! Adlin Ramli was simply adorable! To Mumsie, the highlight of the entire play was when he did his little jingle of happiness when sultan melaka decided to send men to pinang PGL!!!

Malangnya, at the end, the meet-the-fans session, these two did not make an appearance. Apparently they have a family emergency. Adlin's girlfriend and AC's wife kan sisters....

oh ye...that nite, Mumsie also met up with kawan kawan sekolah masa kat JB dulu. Jumpa balik after more than 20 years! but lets leave that story for another day...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Despite my regular complaints and bi*chin about the bosses, i actually love my job...the substance of gives me great satisfaction when i do it right (right di mata siapa is another story for another day laaaa).

but...with the deadlines and meetings and the travellings...sometimes anak-anak has to take a back seat... hefty sum to pay, i know. Although i try hard to pick them up from school every chance i get...spend any free time in the day with them, its not enough. those times are often spent in rush mode...buat apa yang wajib...cakap apa yang perlu..."dah buat homework?"..."dah mandi?"..."dah gosok gigi?"...

So, from time to time i find myself taking a step backwards...actually look at the girls...actually have conversations with them...about school..about best friends...about our favourite episode of Friends...

today i discovered kak long and kak ngah has been appointed Pengawas Pusat Sumber (kak long proudly told me that she actually lobbied for the appointment...tunjuk rajin depan cikgu and outrightly asked the teacher to consider her when she heard teacher was looking to appoint students!! shameless, i tell you! hehe). They are not school prefects but they get to wear uniform much like the prefects. So, it means buying new uniforms allllll over again but bila pikir pasal kak long's lobbying and that it would help their CV...oklah!

Kak Ngah also got a nomination to join a students exchange programme. Kalau terpilih, she gets to spend 3 weeks in japan in july!!! Mumsie filled up the necessary forms for her tapi hati ni tak sure whether i can let her go...she's soooo tiny and japan is soooooo far!!!

Sarah is also doing well...she seems happy in school but somehow selalu tertinggal homework Bahasa Arab kat sekolah! i have a feeling its ter-sengaja tinggal!

Soraya...i really have no idea what she does with her days!!! But i do know she reads A LOT! of just about anything she can lay her hands on...just as well i don't send her to any of those cekik darah kindies!! grandma is doing a good job in "educating" her via snake and ladder and Harian Metro! we tell people we are home schooling her! can??

I have good girls...despite their unruliness and messiness and no sense of disciplines...i'm blessed and ever so proud of them...they are good long as we feed them well!! hehehe

Monday, February 9, 2009


Mumsie has a couple of things to be thankful for....

1. Kak Long nampaknya dah mula take her studies seriously...alhamdulillah...

2. that i didn't follow the rombongan cikkiah to jakarta...judging by mootz' phonecalls from there, i would have come home flat broke and/or knee deep in credit card bills!

3. i never registered as a i tak derlah terasa sangat kena tipu dek our disillusioned and selfish politicians!

4. that we spent this weekend at home...its been peaceful...alhamdulillaaaahhhhh...