Too late!

I never thought I’d say this but I’m hooked on Gossip Girl. It’s one hell of a scary bitchy show…

I think Serena’s character is too weak.

I think Dan is cute (so what??? I like ’em nerdy.)

I think Chuck is a tortured soul.

I think Nate has got beautiful eyes but he’s too pretty for my liking.

I think Jenny is dumb.

I love Blair! That’s what a bitch should be like. Strong and confident.

And I started watching Glee as well. That’s an A+ show. A must watch for those who love music.

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Why? Kenapa?

Time orang sibuk guna jalan raya lah diorang mau kasi betul lampu/ tebang pokok/ siram bunga.

Alam flora/ DBKL/DBKK sepatutnya angkat sampah pagi-pagi buta. Start lah angkat jam 3 pagi, supaya tidak mengganggu traffic flow.

Why? WHY? WHYYYYYY??????

p/s: I was stuck in traffic for almost 30mins just because ada lori blocking jalan sebelah kanan sebab orang siram bunga time hujan lebat just now.

The first dress

My first handsewn dress for Khadeeja… It took 3 days to finish everything.

Bahan-bahannya

Bahan-bahannya

 

Day 2 - The binding left

Day 2 - The binding left

 

Bapak jadi model

Bapak jadi model

 

Done and done!

Done and done!

 And di atas nasihat ramai, I bought a good sewing machine from Singer. It’s not that expensive and easy to use, especially for beginners. The next project is Ziyad’s quilt. I found a fantastic vintage kain for the boy and I’m loving it. I hope he (and the mom) loves it too. Cat, I’m gonna do patchwork for everything in your house! Wait and see!!!

And Janice got married…

Bridezilla!!!

Bridezilla!!!

 One of us got married on Saturday. It was her birthday as well… So Selamat Pengantin Baru and Happy Birthday to our beloved Manon…

We drove all the way from KL to Bidor (not Ipoh!) without getting lost despite the obvious issue (that non of us knos the place or have the best navigation sense). It was especially nice to see a lot of familliar faces there. And this was my first Catholic wedding ever. Interesting to learn new things…  I’ll let the pictures do all the talkings.

Cat looking all nice and fresh at 6.45am!

Cat looking all nice and fresh at 6.45am!

 

Camwhoring in the car...

Camwhoring in the car...

 

The venue

The venue

 

 The Groom

The Groom

Cha, SuYin, Benny doing his like-a-virgin impression, Seetha

Cha, SuYin, Benny doing his like-a-virgin impression, Seetha

 

 The boys - Shahid, Alfred, Joachim, YYY (and Kim Shen missing from the picture)

The boys - Shahid, Alfred, Joachim, YYY (and Kim Shen missing from the picture)

 

Waiting for the ceremony to start.

Waiting for the ceremony to start.

 

With Benny

With Benny

 

The priest was a funny guy.

The priest was a funny guy.

 

Praying together

Praying together

 

Mr & Mrs

Mr & Mrs

 

Us...

Us...

 Not without forgetting the ang-pow, nonetheless, it was a lovely wedding. Congratulations again Janice and Shan! Semoga berkekalan sehingga ke akhir hayat.

Gossip Girl

Should I start?

I tried watching the first episode once and half way thru I fell asleep. But that was way back when I was heavily pregnant. I’m running out of things to watch. I’m so up-to-date with my usual programs (House, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Supernatural, CSI Vegas). I’m contemplating if I want to download Ugly Betty or not. I loved the previous season (3… Marc and Amanda got super-hilarious in it). Now, atas desakan ramai, I think I’m going to start watching Gossip Girl.

Is it worth my time people???

I quilted a quilt!

My first project after tidak bekerja; Khadeeja’s Strawberry Shortcake Quilt.

IMO, if you are a beginner and wants to do something for your child, I think quilting is much easier than knitting, unless you want to do booties lah. Otherwise, if you want to make something yang diorang boleh pakai sampai besar sikit, make a blanket. Knitting, you only need the needles and the yarn (and also measurement tape). For quilting, you need a lot of stuff but it is much faster and easier sebab knitting you are making it from the first stitch. Quilting is just sewing the cloth pieces together, adding up the batting (the filling) and binding (the tepi). To those yang mempunyai tahap kesabaran yang tinggi, knit all you can! But to those who’d like to see the end product much faster, sew it.

The top pieces I got from ebay. Siap potong and it comes with the instructions on how to assemble it.

The top pieces I got from ebay. Siap potong and it comes with the instructions on how to assemble it.

 

Satu block yang sudah di sambung.

Satu block yang sudah di sambung.

 The top kit doesn’t come with the rest of the stuff you need to complete the quilt. I suggest going to Anna Patchwork located in Sunway Pyramid (CP2) to complete your quilt. It is a cute small shop for your sewing & quilting needs. Anna provides classes on handbag making, baby quilting, applique doing as well.

Do you need a sewing machine to make a quilt? Actually, no. Having a machine is definitely a big huge help, but if you want to take it slow, you CAN jahit tangan. The quilt I made is 75% jahit tangan! Not kidding… I have all the patience to sew (but not with parking stealer…).

Almost done... Only the binding left...

Almost done... Only the binding left...

 

Yezzah!!! The satisfaction of seeing the finished product.

Yezzah!!! The satisfaction of seeing the finished product.

After this, I’m going to attempt to make Khadeeja and Ameena dresses. Anybody knos where to get a simple mesin jahit (yang boleh jahit lurus saja, not the fancy ones)?

Dear Haji Hamdan (part 2)

The last picture I took in March 09

The last picture I took in March 09

Assalamualaikum,

I hope you are doing well up there with God.

I’m having a bit of a gangguan emosi today. Tomorrow is your birthday. And I don’t think I can do anything but cry tomorrow. So I’m writing this today. Because I kno tomorrow my eyes will be puffed up and I won’t be able to see the screen properly.

It’s been a while since I cry. I had a busy day today. Abu and I went to Shah Alam and finally registered our company. Can you believe it? Our own company? If you dunno yet, he’s making and selling his own satay now. Yeay!!! I kno, right? So exciting right? We started before raya but now he ‘s really doing it. We should have done it a long time ago so that you could share the excitement. I’m sorry about that.

And if you dunno, we (Ajan and I) are moving to your house. I kno!!! Finally the house will be noisy right? I’m sorry we didn’t do it earlier when you, so many times, have suggested to us. I’m really, really sorry.

The gals are healthy and great. Khadeeja now eats a lot and speaks a lot as well (although half of the time we don’t understand what she’s saying). Ameena is also growing up pretty fast. She’s trying to stand on her own already. Her hair? It is still like that. Very fine and thin. Yes, I put baby oil like you asked me to. It’s ok. She’ll have hair by the time she goes to school. If she doesn’t, we’ll let her wear tudung to school. 🙂

Anyway, the reason why I’m writing this up to you is because I want to be the first person to say ‘Happy Birthday’ to you. I kno this is cheating but hey, who cares?! So, Happy Birthday to you in advance. Let it be known that I am missing you terribly and I have all the intention to be a little bit sad tomorrow. I kno you won’t approve on the crying but maybe I’ll cry in the bathroom where no one gets to see.

I will definitely write to you again.

With all my xo’s; Ze Grandzaughter