Thursday, October 30, 2008

the twins ..

3 months ago, hubby's friend, en mazni dapat twins and lelaki lagi, making it 5 boys semuanya, kira cukup for team futsal. last monday, we managed to attend their open house and see the twins. both aniq qhusaini and aqil qhuzaikel dah besar and pandai senyum. aniq, abang is bigger in size compared to aqil, adik. kami satu family tak kisah pasal makan sangat and lebih kisahkan the twins. seen is aamal with the twins and tak laa kekok sangat, guess dah ready nak kahwin laa kot ..

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

a good day ..

it's only 10 am, aliff and aamal masih ngan mimpi indah, hani had met 2 strong ladies since early morning. had breakfast in ghazali restaurant with pn ju, my smskel schoolmate who is a teacher in kota bharu. tak dapat lama ngan pn ju cos she'd an appointment with a travel agency untuk urusan haji. she had bought a house in tmn desa mas, jiran country homes when her daughter secure a job in kl. nowadays, bila mak berwang, anak dah tak payah sewa rumah lagi, parents will buy one ..

then, had an appointment with pn jamilah and en jamil, the upholstery couple, en jamil is an oku. pn jamilah will be going out looking for customers and despite of jamil's handicapped, he managed to produce chairs like a brand new one. hani tak de nak upholstery apa2 pun, it's just that they wanna say thank you since hani bagi banyak new business to them. mana taknya, bila sis-in-laws ku dah berkenan ngan the finished products, banyak laa dapat keje ..

melayu business ..

semenjak menjadi supervisor kat renovation pondok yg masih belum siap nii, few experience encountered dealing ngan contractor bumi yg kecik2. kesian ada and bengang pun ada. % project siap baru 70% tapi duit collected dah almost 95%. tak nak bagi, kesian cos pagi2 dah buat muka seposen kononnya nak bayar gaji staff. actually he was with us dari awal where bila ada keje sikit2, hubby akan offer dia. mungkin dia baru nak belajar jadi contractor laa kot cos selama nii asyik jadi kuli je ..

another case is bila tempah automatic gate ngan orang melayu, masa confirm tuu dah bayar 50% and janji the next 50% is upon delivery. aleh2, nak beli cat rm300 pun minta ngan kita. tak nak bagi, takut lambat laa pula pondok kita nii nak dikepung.

altho kita nii dah pencen, hani memang kurang gemar untuk melipat kain and mengemop rumah. hani'll subcontract that job to sorang pompuan melayu and it's gaji harian. everytime, bila sampai je kat pondok kita, she'll ask what is supposed to be done. laa, kena repeat the same thing memanjang ..

sabar adalah separuh dari iman and Allah Maha Kaya dan Maha Mengetahui

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

friendship remains and never can end

was not my normal self for more than a month when hani lost one of the best friend on 1st april 2006. yusliza's sudden death had left me terpinga2 cos all this while, pagi2 lagi will be receiving call ajak minum kat cafe bawah and around 12 noon, will be planning for lunch or shopping bila hari tuu kurang busy with meetings and appointments. arwah rajin drive and we'll be going to places yang didakwa dapat menyajikan good food. we were office buddies since '93 and before she left, kami berdua sempat tengok cinta, the movie during office hours. together with kay from bp and nasir from petronas we excelled in our master studies. semoga arwah yusliza ditempatkan bersama orang-orang yang beriman, amin ..

tersyahdu seminit when one of my closest friend, ani, wallpapered our photo masa pegi open house kat bungalow mereka in kajang. we were working together in taman petaling way 1986. it's only 2 years and most probably there were no other ladies or both of us hail from kelantan, we really clicked till now. altho' jarang ketemu, we'll be calling each other. alhamdulillah, masing2 dah nak dapat menantu.

towards the end of my working days, we're always seen together especially time minum and makan. pn has, a mother of two was initially closed to my sis-in-law, kak long before she left office and hani had taken over (???) the tie since then. nii case opposite attracts since we are from different background, hail from different states, work in different building and we differ in size and color skin. well then, love is blind and do hope that our friendship will remain in whatever situation ..

risam, my classmate since primary one and had been my neighbour in s.o quarters p'mas. both of us were doing the secondary studies and sat for mce in smskel. then, we went the separate ways, where risam took up banking studies and hani in engineering. now, risam is doing well in the insurance line, happily married with 4 kids and residing in subang jaya. we seldom see and call each other but in times of need, we are there for each other.

doa diiringi agar my other buddies, su, ti, kak jah, kak zila, kak z, aida, che daa and yg lain2 dirahmati selalu. to liza, warmest congratulations untuk cahayamata yg ke4 ..

Sunday, October 26, 2008

busy sunday

dok terfikir nak masak apa for breakfast untuk cousins from singapore and immediately lepas subuh, manage to rendam beras nasi dagang to be eaten with kari ayam, jelatah and sambal belacan. by 9 am, breakfast is ready and alhamdulillah, the nasi is good and anas had eaten till 3 helpings. both mong's inlaws puji my nasi then and mong, hubby's cousin siap copy recipe to be cooked in s'pore.

once semua dah kenyang, we'd get ready to go visiting and the first place is to jenguk pokde, he's already back kat rumah anaknya and kami dijamu ngan nasi campur lagi. both pokde and mokde look so tak sihat .. then, had bawa rombongan to kak long's house where mum-in-law, mak is staying. she was with us in bch till kami buat renovation takut dia batuk with the debu2 renovation. mak looks good and still ingat mong, her niece. kak long then jamu kami with a very tasty pasembor. sempat tempah kek for the 6th nov nanti ..

just after asar had rushed to pn has's apartment in wangsa maju for the open day. it is a cosy one and meja penuh ngan food; tak sangka kawan kita nii pandai masak macam2. despite of not bringing any swimming attire, aqeel had gone down to the swimming pool, tq uncle rosli for borrowing the trunk.

alhamduliiah, jalan tak laa jam sangat and we managed to reach home before habis maghrib. our neighbour, kak tengku had forced us to her open house. ramai kengkawan in bch were present and luckily, we still managed to put a smiling face ..

Friday, October 24, 2008


cek, my mum, my idola, a 64 kampung beau and a smart lady is in p'mas at the moment. altho belajar sekerat jalan, she managed to didik all the 7 of us to university and bila posed the question to her, ngapa cek tak abis belajar, her answer is simple - cikgu gatal and asyik nak ngorat dia ..

since day 1 of working, every morning will call her, cam punch card gitu, kalau tak hari tuu macam ada je yg tak kena. she'll wait kat telephone sampai laa hani call. now, after 26 years it's still like that and bila kita dah pencen pun, pagi2 she'll still be at the phone. bila phone kat rumah rosak, hp aya and ayu will be the medium then ..

main topic of the day will be apa nak dimasak and we'll normally share new recipes. she's a good cook and cucu2 memang prefer her cooking rather than mak masing2. hani will be receiving updated reports of adik2 and anak2 sedara and tuu laa, altho' kita kat kl kita lebih mengetahui some of the events compared ngan adinda2 yg kat kampung.

being blessed to have cek who will always listen to my kerenah and voices, tak kira kisah rumah tangga or gosip artis. she'll be lending her ears bila hani merajuk ngan hubby or bila dinda2 in k'lumpur buat onar. when aliff, aamal and aqeel tak nak dengar cakap mama or bila hubby asyik ke padang golf, cek will always be there for me ..

according to hubby, cek boleh buka consultation center cos ramai mak2 dara especially yang tak ada sedara mara kat kampung, will always datang bercerita and minta advice. being seorang yang amanah, the secrets will be safe with her. rumah kami kat kampung akan sentiasa dikunjungi oleh orang2 yang memerlukan cos cek seorang yang rajin memberi. those days masa arwah nenek masih ada, kami akan balik buat korban di kg to***an and bila kami balik ke p'mas, many people had awaited outside our gate ..

in may 2005, cekgu loh, ayoh telah diserang stroke yang agak serious but with his strong willpower and cek punya sokongan, ayoh is back to his normal self, still driving and jadi pengerusi kat dua tiga tempat. everyday, 2 x sehari cek akan rebus daun serai wangi, daun pandan, daun stroke and macam2 lagi untuk mandikan ayoh. at the moment cek is taking care of my atuk, who is almost 100 years old and alhamdulillah, tiada sekumit sungutan yang pernah keluar dari mulut cek ..

doa diiringkan agar cek sentiasa sihat sejahtera dan dijauhi dari sebarang penyakit. cek nii jenis yang rajin makan jamu and akar kayu not like us the daughters. will always tell anak2, mama will be happy and proud if only i'm given 10% of cek punya quality. look forward for cuti sekolah cos cek and ayoh janji nak rehat kat pondok kita ..

aku ..

well, for self introductory - the eldest to 7 siblings of 4 girls and 3 boys. born in p'mas kelantan almost 48 years ago. ayoh is a pensioner teacher and cek is a full time housewife, kat kampung kira medium class laa gitu ..

attended primary studies in p'mas and was selected to go to a co-ed boarding school for secondary studies. younger days were full of play, play and play. really gave me a shock when few guys confessed minat kat kita and labelled kita sombong and eksyen. till now, we're still a close-knit group and always go for makan2 and chit-chat ..

did diploma in engineering in itm then, punya laa susah nak pass and score tambah ngan tak minat. at last, grad laa juga. in mind, kalau nak buat degree pun, mesti courses yang tak ada kena mengena ngan engineering lagi. those days keje senang nak dapat, belum sit for final exam lagi, keje dah dalam tangan and bila dah puas relax, baru laa gi kerja ngan telecommunication company (till pencen actually).

jap je, pakwe (now hubby) dah ajak kahwin. a bubbly and cute boy, aliff came two years later and after 4 years, a small and petite girl, aamal cheered up our life. life was then good cos both hubby and myself dah dapat few promotions and dapat laa kumpul asset sikit2 .. 15 dec 93 we were happy to welcome another boy, aqeel who was so bright and chubby.

a year later, my employer had offered me a scholarship to study engineering, initially was reluctant to accept the offer but after much consolation from dear hubby, had taken the challenge. doing degree in electrical engineering was not that difficult, guess u'r more matured and experienced in life. graduated with an upper class, not bad laa ..

was so happy masa 40th birthday cos dapat buat house warming di rumah baru, ya laa altho kecik tapi rumah yang sebuah and till now, belum siap2 lagi renovation. had secure a scholarship untuk buat mba secara part time, enjoy sangat cos classmates pun cam kita je. am lucky to work in tm, my employer cos kita dapat award pelajar cemerlang siap ngan cash yg ribu2 lagi ..

lots of questions being posted to me, why do hani opt for pencen at an early age; well, it's just am getting older, dah tak larat ngan office politics and jalan yang jam. oh yes, another main reason is that, hutang kita dah abis, no more hutang rumah and hutang kereta anak2. now dapat merasa jadi lady-of-leisure, kita di kelilingi oleh ramai mak2 datin and glamorous mak2 dara. dapat buat amal ibadat dan ngaji quran yang lebih lama; anytime rasa nak balik kampung, boleh fly je tanpa minta approval dari employer, best oh ..

alhamdulillah, itu adalah nikmat yg terlalu besar buat kami sekeluarga cos kita dapat laa masak for dinner, tak de laa order kat kedai nasir everyday lagi. bila hubby sempat minum milo panas pagi2 pun dah cam suka sangat; dapat bye2 aamal before pergi college and prepare aqeel's cereal before ke sekolah was a wish. aliff dok kat campus in melaka and sekali sekala balik rumah cam now, his on 3 weeks leave, dapat masak lunch and makan sama2, that is a dream come true to me ..

open house

during lunch this afternoon had attended an open house hosted by one of the prominent lady in bch. ramai mak2 datin and glamorous mak2 dara were there. we were served with good home made food such as nasi beriani, laksa and varieties of kueh mueh. at last my puzzle was solved since was on a lookout for a lady, pn fa***ah who happened to be a friend's colleague in the states.

had received two invitations for open house this sunday. one is from the office buddy, pn has in wangsa maju and the other is from immediate neighbour. we'll try hard to make it ..

had received confirmation that hubby's cousin from singapore will be staying with us till monday, the deepavali. currently pokde, hubby's uncle is in ijn undergoing heart surgery. didoakan agar pokde cepat sembuh ..

unexpected call ..

had received a call from kak a**i yesterday, so shocked to hear that one of our colleague, kak **m kena very bad stroke and still in specialist center. still single at 51 and a fully energetic executive kat klcc before this, macam tak percaya bila paid her the visit since stroke had stole some of her memories. hoping that kak **m will recover soonest ..

Thursday, October 23, 2008

memoirs ..

lots of things happened lately especially towards the end of my working days. tq so much to all my tm's colleagues who had garnished my life all this while .. beautiful telekung, tudung, brooches, vases, flowers, table runners and many more had been in possession then

alhamdulillah, managed to khatam quran during lunch on my last day of working. had been attending once a week class ngaji for more than 7 years and at last, managed to khatam (terasa cam convo masa buat masters dulu) and tuu yang buat tears tak berhenti mengalir. tq so much to ustaz mokhtar who had all the patience untuk mengajar kami ..

hubby dah assign to look after the workers yang buat our pondok punya renovation immediately lepas pencen and till now, kerja-kerja renovation belum siap lagi. few of my colleageus called nak datang beraya, but bila di inform that our pondok nii still in a mess, semuanya nak datang bila dah tak berdebu. will be inviting you all then ..

being a closeknit group masa secondary school dulu, we'll always get-together and during ramadhan, had attended majlis berbuka puasa and terawih kat one of the friend's house. his villa is so besar and cantik dok kat tengah2 bandar lagi. there, had met a long lost friend who'd been an expatriate kat bangkok.

had celebrated raya puasa kat kampung altho initially nak beraya ngan in-laws kat k'lumpur je since the kids will be sitting for their exams immediately after raya. bila teringatkan ayoh's 78th birthday fell on the 30th ramadhan, hubby decided to balik kejap and 2nd day raya, kita dah balik ke kl, thus dapat avoid the massive jam. immediately after sembahyang raya, ada cake-cutting ceremony and takbir anak beranak. well, it's full of laughter and tears as ayoh siap bagi amanat and wasiat ..

at last ..

had been admiring friends blog all this while and deep inside, when can i find time to express all my thoughts and experience. alhamdulillah, after more than 25 years of being a working nobody, 1st august 2008 marked hani being a full time home maker. it's so good to stay home, cook for hubby, aliff, aamal and aqeel as well as taking care of our pondok; should have opted out from work much earlier.

with the help of aliff, my eldest, nukilan hani was setup and will try hard to frequently update my blog, well it's not a promise though .. with syawal coming to the end, there are still many open houses to attend especially in my vicinity where am yet to introduce myself altho' had been staying in bandar country homes, rawang for almost ten years ..