Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I was scared.

I always perform my prayer first before I go home, and normally it would be late evening. The female surau or the praying room is located at level One. The room is at the end on the first turn. The whole floor house the meeting rooms, and normally by late evening, it will be very quiet. The surau is also a little bit secluded.

Occasionally, I would meet few people who were also rushing to pray before catching the bus or train or driving their car homes, but most of the time, I would be there alone. 

Since the floor is kind of almost empty, I would be a little bit cautious of my surrounding. I would look at the male surau, which is not far from the female surau. If I saw someone praying, I would be happy as there was still someone around.

When I reached the surau, I pushed the door slowly, and checked who else is there with me. If I saw someone in there, I would feel relief, else I would brave myself to enter. I would then put my things on the bench and slowly took my time to remove my shoes, my badge, and my tudung before I proceed to enter the praying hall.

Once I have put down my things, I would lay the praying mat, took my telekong and also my special chair. Hmmm... if you wonder why I have chair, it is because I cannot pray like normal due to my knee and back problem. I then proceed to take my ablutions and get ready to pray.

There were few occasion while I was praying I smelled something like man's hair cream. I just ignored it, but lately, it was quite frequent and normally, after I finished my prayer. Every time, I smelled that, I would look around, looking for the source of the smell, but the room is empty except for me.

"Ahh.. this is not good," I said, and I quickly folded my telekong, put on my tudung and within five minutes, I would be out from the room.

Yesterday, it happened again. I was alone in the surau and was putting away my telekong in the cabinet. I was adjusting my tudung, looking at the mirror when suddenly, I smelled it again. I looked around. No one. I continued to adjust my tudung, and when I looked up to the ceiling, I saw the source of the smell. Perched high on the wall is the air freshener.

Damn! All this while, the air freshener has been scaring me. I thought it was a ghost. I laughed loudly, happy and relief that I found the source that scared me for months. Every time I think about it, I smiled, I can't believe that the air freshener has been playing a trick on me, and I don't know who else experience the same thing like me.


Friday, April 13, 2012

It's my birthday!

My doctor's waiting room
 It's my birthday today and look at the date 12-4-12. Isn't it a special date? On this special day, I shared it with my eight year old son who happened to be born on my birthday. There's no major celebration or special dinner for us. It's another normal day in Zai's house.

But we celebrated my birthday one day earlier. Since yesterday was a holiday, my hubby went all the way to Kajang town to buy the cake, and I was surprised when I saw him coming home with the cake.

Normally I would work on my birthday, but not this time. I went shopping. I took a day off. Before that, I went to see my doctor. A new doctor that was referred to by an Orthopedic Surgeon. When I entered his clinic, I was surprised. The interior was so beautiful made that I don't mind staying longer. Unfortunately, not many patient today, so I have no chance of parking myself there longer.

After my doctor's appointment, I met up with my sister, her daughter and her husband. We went for lunch at KLCC, and after that, I went to Kinokuniya. I don't know when was the last time I was at Kinokuniya, maybe it was more than a year.

As usual, I would head up to the fiction section. I stopped and browsed through, but nothing interest me so I moved to the IT shelves. Whoa... I stopped there for almost an hour. There was so many books that I had not seen before, and after going from sub-section to another sub-section, I zoomed in between two books.

It was between getting the Photoshop book and game development for iPad. After going back and forth between these two shelves, I finally decided to buy the second book. Heh. I don't know whether I will develop anything or not, but I just wanted to know how it was done and how to do it. The knowledge might come handy later on. Who knows?

From the technology section, I went to kids section. Again I was lost in the world of books. After circling few times, I finally grabbed 2 books for Zaki, for his birthday presents and a book each for the other three. But when Zara saw one of Zaki's book, which has full of colors and pictures, she wanted that book and didn't want hers. Luckily, Zaki was in a good mood. He gave the book to Zara, but he made me promised to get him another book.

By the time I finished my shopping in Kinokuniya, my back had started to give me pain. I slowly made my way to my car. I have to abandon my plan to get Zaki his favorite K-POP CD.

I have to thanks my back for giving me some pain today, or else I would be shopping for others things too, and caused major damages to my purse. But it's my birthday, and I can do anything I want, right? Anyway, Happy Birthday to Zaki and me!