Friday, November 26, 2010

Pencil and Eraser

I received this from friend, Wan, yesterday and I find it very inspirational and like to share with you.

Pencil: I'm sorry

Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.

Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That's true  But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad.

All my life, I've been the pencil. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I'm left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

This is to all the parents out there.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Six weeks of freedom and fun

This week starts the year-end school holiday. School will reopen next January for new terms. For most of the parents and maids, it means headache, misery and stress but to those school kids, it is freedom. Six weeks of freedom with no homework or revision waiting for them. Six solid weeks they can play and enjoy themselves. But do I want them to spend six weeks like that? I guess not.

So what should I do with my kids? Vacation is out due to my parents conditions. We have to stay in KL area. Maybe I will take them to see some of the new movies but I can't be going every week to cinema. They may like it but my purse will not like it at all. What if I challenge them to read? Each of them choose one book each and it has to be an English book. Do you think they will like it? Maybe if I dangle something but I don't like to do that. I don't believe in rewarding every single thing that they accomplished with presents. 

I also want them to do it because they want to. No point if they do it because of me. It will not work. It will be a challenge especially to get my 10years old and 6years old boys to sit down and read. TV and PSP will be more fun for them. Think! Think! I need to be creative in getting them to read and make it fun at the same time so that they will finish the book. BTW do you have any idea? Share with me if you have any. Salam.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

When good moments beats the sad moments.

I have to say today I have good moments and sad moments but definitely no bad moments. Today is my twitter friend's birthday and Doris is celebrating it all the way in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. Hope she has a wonderful birthday.

Today also I kind of found my old lost friends that  went to college together with me. Whereas do you think I found them? Facebook! I have to say thank you to Facebook for this. I feel good to get connected back with all my old friends but I'm scared to meet them as I have changed so much physically. Heh! That's what aging, good food and life did to everyone right? Changed you.

I also met someone so damn cute that if I'm young and pretty, I might go after him. Who else but the doctor who treated my dad in the Emergency Room. What a naughty girl I am! My dad lying on the bed and me eying the doctor. But it is just for fun to release the stress and tension that has been with the whole family since dad was diagnosed with cancer. 

So what is the sad news today? Since my dad was rushed this morning to UH, I have basically left my four kids alone at home. Luckily the oldest boy can be trusted to take care of the young one else my house will be like a war zone. 

Another sad new is that my dad's condition is really getting worse.He is getting weaker and weaker everyday. Today, we have to call ambulance to take him to hospital and they are keeping him overnight. Pity my mom who has to be with him and she is also not well. Hope dad will get discharge tomorrow.

Next good news is that my new house is almost ready and we are targeting mid December to move in but the sad news is this house is really killing me. What can I say is that it took a big chunk of my saving and today I received the quotation for my curtain and it almost choke me. I think I just use my bed sheet as a curtain? Should I? It will be very colorful if I do that.

So I have to say thankful to Allah for all the good things happened today  even though there were some sad moment. Salam.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Little Bit Wild by Victoria Dahl

Hey I'm not a book reviewer but if the book is interesting and worth for me to blog, I would do it. So is this book, A Little Bit Wild by Victoria Dahl. What I like about this book is that it is not the normal kind of romance book that you read. Furthermore, one of the character reminds me of someone I know in my office. If you are my friend from same office reading this, you may already know who is that person. This guy in my office is a real gentleman. He is very helpful, has great personalities, soft spoken and I can say that he is not good looking and big.

Okay, back to the book. Normally, the historical romance hero and heroine will be rich, handsome and with titles and for the heroine will be prim and proper,  and beautiful. But not this particular book. No doubt, the heroine, Marissa, is beautiful but she is shallow, wild and naughty even though she didn't show it to the society of her true character. For the hero, Jude, he is definitely not handsome and in fact, if I read it correctly this guy is ugly and he is a duke's son but he is a bastard. What's Jude lack in his looks department, he has good personalities and charming and most of the women like him.

Marissa is the only girl in the family and she was caught in the act of having sex by her eldest brother. As the common practice during that period, she has to marry but Marissa didn't want to marry the guy she did it with. So here come our hero who offered himself to marry her. We, Malaysian, will definitely label him Pak Sanggup but actually Jude like her. Jude knew that Marissa likes good looking men with great thighs. He knew that Marissa will not look at him in other circumstances. So what did he do? He volunteered himself and decided that he will win Marissa.  He used his charms to get to Marissa. Did he managed to get to Marrissa? Definitely. He managed to make Marissa feel jealous when he talked to women and eventually Marissa realised that she loves Jude. She realised that good looks will not make a happy marriage. Betulkan? 

I also like when Jude told Marissa the difference between men and boys. Aahh! You guys have to read the book if you want to know what's the difference. I would not share it here. This book also has the element of surprises. Marissa received a threatening letter that can exposed her character to society. The writer of the letter demand payment. And you will be surprised who is that person. It never cross my mind until she was exposed. So go and look for the book if you want to know who. Worth reading it!

This book remind me of my mom favorite quotes "Senang mata susah hati, Sakit mata senang hati." What it means is that if you have a handsome or beautiful partner, be prepared for the heartache as many people will go after your partner. If you have an average looking partner or ugly partner, you will definitely have less heartache cause nobody will go after your partner. But today's world is different. If you have loads of money, how ugly you are, you will look handsome or beautiful. 

Okay friends, this is my rating for the book: A-. Happy reading! Salam.

Monday, November 15, 2010

True Champion

Hey! I am so happy that Red Bull Renault won the F1 for the constructors and also drivers for 2010 season. They deserved it. Even though my favorite driver, Mark Webber, lost the championship title but I am still happy for him. I hope he will continue to race next season.

For Sebastian Vettel, he is one great and talented driver. He is the youngest Formula 1 champion in the history. Throughout the season he was never the leader for the drivers title. It was between Mark Webber and Alonso. But as true champion, he didn't falter in the race and I can see he was never really threatened by Alonso and Webber. Both drivers were stuck behind the two Renaults drivers.

With the end of the Formula 1 season, I need to find another sports until F1 starts again next year. Besides tennis, especially the women tennis,which I follow regularly, American football is another sports that I would follow. No doubts I can't follow my favorite team games all the time, but thanks to Internet I can follow Green Bays Packer game either on-line or delayed. 

You might be wondering why I didn't support any local sports. Well, I gave up in supporting or local heroes except for Nicol Davies and our cycling team. I have to say that some of our sport heroes failed to shine at international level. They might be good locally but that is not enough.

I'm really sad with the state of our sport. We used to be among top in world for hockey but now at Asian level, we are not even top three. So how can we help our nation to be back in the world sports again?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Weird things that happened to me when I was writing Dendam Bukit Putus

Today I want to share something that I have been keeping it to myself until few weeks back. Not sure whether you going to believe it or not but it kind of scary when I think about it. 

When I started to write the Dendam Bukit Putus (the ghost story), weird things started to happen to me. The first weird thing was my hand has a bitten mark and bruised but I didn't feel pain at all. My initial thought on that was I might have knocked my hand somewhere but after further checking, there was bitten marked like a fang and I showed it to my friend. She was also surprised to see that mark.

A few days later, another strange thing happened. My radio station changed from LiteFM to Radio Seremban every time I enter KL Sentral. It is weird because Radio Seremban will be difficult to get as it quite far from KL. To make it more weird, I cannot change the station immediately, which I tried. I have to wait for a few minutes before I can change to LiteFM again. Initially it was in the morning only but a month later it also happened in the evening when I left for home and this happened everyday. To make it weirder, it will only change at KL Sentral parking lot only. It didn't happened at any other places.

When all these happened, I just ignored it. I pretended that it never happened. However, three months into writing the story, another strange things happened. My car reading light suddenly was switched on. It happened when I was on the way back home at night and it was about five kilometers from my house. I thought something wrong with the wiring but it can't be as my car is still new. The switching of the light only happened at night and it can happened on the highway or when I was nearing my house. The switching of radio stations and switching on my car reading lights continue to happen until I finish writing the story. The moment I finished typing THE END, everything was back to normal. 

I kept this story to myself for almost two months and a week ago, I shared it with my family members and friends. Some do believe it and some don't but to me, it was one experience I won't forget. Do you believe in supernatural thing? Have you experience it yourself. Share with me if you have.