Thursday, December 10, 2009
Cerita pindah pulak, kami pindah 4/12/2009-hujan on and off haritu. Tapi memandangkan dah amek cuti, dah siap packing dah dah book movers, pindah jugak la dalam ujan tu..barang2 dah 90% dah habis unpack, tinggal my toiletries yg berlambak2 plus the toy room saja yg belum kemas
So far so good, we're loving the house.Aiman and Aliya sampai harini x abis2 lagi overexcited dgn rumah baru, sebab lagi luas, more space for them.
Oh ya..dah start bagi depa tidur bilik sendiri. Aiman so far so good, tapi Aliya la dok jaga byk kali. Mula2 nak bg tidur katil single sorang satu, tapi Aiman x mau, dia nak dok cuddle dgn adik, dia takut kot dok katil asing, so kami rapatkan 2 katil single. He is soo proud of himself
7/12 baru2 ni birthday Aiman, beli kek kecik, celebrate satu family saja
Cadangnya 18/12 ni nak buat doa selamat, house warming + his birthday..
Gambar? tunggu ada broadband kat rumah dulu la
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Dulu2 x rajin sgt pi GR. Tapi since last year, I have made an effort to go every week, bukannya apa, sebab kat rumah sibuk dgn anak2, susah nak sit and make time to study, so at least by going to GR ni, boleh la tahu perkembangan terkini other departments..updating my rusty knowledge..kat GR ni selalunya each department will take turns and present interesting cases/topic surrounding their specialty..boleh la tambah pengetahuan sikit..medic ni, non stop learning...
Still x berapa sihat ni, my nose is still running like nobody's business,sampai pening2 kepalaku dek kerana terlambau dok hembus hingus..
Satgi around pukul sembilan camtu nak pi Westpac buat cheque, arini ambik kunci tapi sebelum boleh ambik kunci kena bayar dulu apa yg patut..terbang 11k+ huhuhhuuu..
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tomorrow is possession day. Dapat kunci. Malam esok boleh pi angkut some stuff, plan nak angkut odd stuff yg x boleh masuk kotak. Khamis pagi dah book chem-dry suh pi cuci carpet..Pagi Jumaat pulak dah book movers tolong angkut brg2 lain..
Ohh yaa malam esok jugak incik hubby kata dia akan mop lantai umah tu..bagus bagus...
Umah tu, living room, kitchen and dining, lantai kayu, bedrooms and the hallway leading to the bedrooms saja yg ada carpet, bagus la..senang nak cuci bebudak ni punya mess, esp time makan tu..
Demam x berapa baik lagi..dok sok-sek sok-sek..pi kerja semua org x berani dekat dgn gue..bagus jugak..kurang kerja haku muhahahahha..mana taknya, most patient lagi sihat dari aku, well, sihat physically la..mentally of course la depa x sihat hehehhehe..kalau aku mentally lagi teruk dari depa..nauzubillah!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Diskass punya diskas dgn incik hubby, since today is my 1st day on the new ward, dia kata, mai la kja..
So now, I am in the library, saja tunggu nak masuk kja awal lagi..
still feeling crappy, but a tad better. Don't know how long I will last today..
on another note..4 more sleeps till the big move! Excited ada, stress pun ada, sebab bila demam ni, x dak mood nak packing...mula2 plan nak do most of the final packing last weekend, tapi bila dah demam, tergendala la..manusia merancang, tuhan yg menentukan...
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tapi kami x pi pun,power sungguh la virus yg Aiman kutip ni..
x larat sehh
rasa nak tidoq saza ZZZZZZZzzzzzzz
Gagah jugak masak nasik ayam cincai tadi...demam2 ni makan sup ayam sedap jugak..Aiman makan byk jugak, dia sorang ja nampak dah sihat sikit, dah start makan n main2 dgn beskal dia tadi..ya la, dia yg demam dulu..
Friday, November 27, 2009
Hari Raya di NZ ni jatu pada hari Sabtu 27/12/2009, esok la tu
Tapi x ada mood sgt2 nak raya sebab satu family demam. Start dari Aiman yg demam dari hari Sabtu lepas, bersambung dgn Aliya, pehtu ngn mummy sekali jangkit..rasa lesu badan, hidung dok sok-sek sok-sek, sampai merah2 hidung dek kerana dok hembus selalu, tisu dah nak abis sekotak dah..
nak masak pun malas, sebab x ada selera nak makan, tadi beli pizza 2 pun x abis, selalu abis saja..ni rasa lapar, masak megi, pun rasa x sedap..
tapi x best la pulak kalau x masak apa2, so ni tgh rebus ayam, igt nak masak nasik ayam sikit esok. Dah tu yg simple..
Tapi Alhamdullilah, dugaan kami ni masih amat kecil jika dibandingkan dengan org lain
Esok Noorwan and Aiman saja la kot yg pi semayang Aliya masih x berapa sihat, tgh hari tadi temp dia naik sampai 40C. Kesian pulak kalau bawak dia besok..Besok geng2 melayu buat korband sekor lembu. Kami ambil satu bahagian.. Rina kata nak lapah kat rumah Sham kat Morrinsvile, x pasti plak buat pukul berapa, lepas sembahyang raya la kot
Sembahyang raya, macam biasa buat kat Hamilton Gardens
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Both, dry and wet kitchen, dekat belakang fridge tu la dia buat open shelving, so terlindung dari pandagan from this angle, clever usage of space! Lepas tu atas sink pun ada kabinet, again, maximising the space! Leh tiru untuk umah Bertam ni, since yg tu nak beli umah teres saja..
Cupboard sebelah oven tu, tuan umah kata untuk letak lauk lebih2 x abis makan, ala2 gobok lauk umah dulu2..good idea..x la meja makan semak dek lauk2 tak abis tu kan..tuan umah pasang cermin gak, nak bg nampak luas
Another angle of her dry kitchen, the colourful wall add a touch of interest and fun, tuan umah buat open shelving
Yang ni divider antara her living room and kitchen kot,she included book shelf kat situ, I like..can pun all my recipe books yg melambak itew..
another angle for the divider
Monday, November 23, 2009
Aiman pun dah ready, siap posing squegee lagi
x jelas pulak betapa kotornya tingkap ni, nampak ok plak dlm gambar, pokok lavender ku enterframe..dah nak summer ni, galak berbunga la..yg tgh tu paling wangi, harum saja bau sambil cuci tingkap tu, pindah umah nanti rasa nak pi cari lagi benih ni..best..wangi
buruh kanak2 sedang di kerah bekerja
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sorting out Aliya outgrown clothes and my pregnancy clothes..
Mula2 dulu, igtkan nak ada at least 3 org anak, waktu anak sorang, OK lagi..we thought we were ready for no 2, so Aliya was born..mak oiiiiiiiii..the transition was hard! I knew it was going to be hard, but I didn't know it was going to be this hard :(
We are struggling and failing miserably..what with not having any family to help and both of us sitting for our exams next year.
We kind off decided not to have anymore kids, initially we thought we'd wait till I finished my training, then decide..BUT do we want to start all over again in 5 years time??
We are very lucky to have been blessed with Aliya and Aiman, I kept reminding myself to be grateful that they are healthy. But boy, the responsibilities are enormous, I don't think I can cope with another one at the moment
What do I do with my pregnany clothes?? Sell? Keep? Baju Aliya pulak? Dah email rina tadi, dia baru 11 weeks pregnant, so x tau lagi anak apa, kalau baby girl, maybe nak bagi kat Rina saja la kot..
If we ever decide to have another baby, beli lain la kot...
Deep down, I do want another child..tapi larat ke nak jaga? Are we patience enough?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sekali dia balik kja tadi dia kata, mana ada 3, tinggai 2 weekends la..huwaaaaaaaaaaa
macam mana ni, byk lagi yg belum pack...
ni patutnya packing brg, dok mengadap laptop pulak..
Meant to blog about this ages ago but never got around to it..It is always in my mind though everytime I am online..
One of the registrar presented this in our Journal Club (Mental Health)
Basically it is about the new modern society's addiction "INTERNET"
I can say I am one of them. I just love internet. Can't live without internet.
It all started when I was in Dublin, I took a long unpaid leave, before and after Aiman was born. I moved to Dublin from Scotland to be with my husband (we were living apart then). Apart from him, I didn't really have any friends. I stayed at home, so internet was my way to communicate, to ease my boredom. Then I discovered all the forums and what nots..it went downhill from then....After he was born, I was even more isolated, I wanted to go out shopping etc, but since hubby used my car to go to work, I had to use public transports (even if I had the car, I wasn't brave enough to drive in Dublin)
Aiman would cry, typically whilst we're on the bus/tram. So, although I wanted to go out, I avoid public transport as much as I can, I even resorted to walking to town occasionally! So we were trapped at home. Again internet was my way to communicate. Overseas board at CARI then was really lively. There are always someone to chat to. I still missed most of them.
For me, reading parenting forums with other mums posting similar problems/challenges to what I am/was facing, really reassured me that I was not the only one facing the problems. It made me feel normal!!!
Then, both my kids hate sleep!. I would use the laptop whilst feeding them on the bed, putting aliya in her hammock etc etc..I was always online...
My life is not complete without surfing the net..
Things like Facebook, blogs etc are not helping as well. It is nice to read updates from friends all over the world
Back to the journal club, we talked about how some people, americans especially want to formalised the diagnosis, they want "internet addiction" to be on DSM IV criteria. They are especially interested in this beacause American Health Industry is mainly driven by insurance, so if there is a formal diagnsois, then all the 'treatment' costs can be claimed from the insurance company, hence more people will take Cognitive Behavioural Therapy like counselling etc..$ big dollar for the provider! Though if we start to medicalised everything, where do we stop?? How about other addiction? Addiction to coffee? Addiction to hanbags *wink* *wink* etc etc etc..
We also talked about what attracts people to internet. Content? Communication? Isolation?
Kena batang hidungku sgt2
If the contents are presented similarly in other form ie books/magazine, will I still be interested, me?? Maybe not..
Our settlement date is 2/12/2009. We are planning to move on Friday, 4/12. Both our leave have been approved.
Our house is sooo messy at the moment, I have started packing bits by bits.Had to empty the store to find boxes for the kids toys etc..So they are boxes everywhere, bits and pieces of toys and clothes that are yet to find their way into the boxes..only if they can magically packed themselves...*sigh*
Initially I want to get the packing service to do it for me, but since we have spent lots of money for the home buying process..rasa sayang la pulak...
Slow and steady wins the race..I will get there..in the meantime..will just ahve to bear with it..
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Fried chicken - x igt apa nama kedai ni..tapi mmg sgt glemer lah diantara kami time tu..I went back a few years after I left London, x la sedap mana pun, but time tu student, ayam dia pulak murah, kalau x silap 2 pounds jek..tu yg buat jadi sedapp tu heheh
Kebab Lolita - Ni kat Paddington Station - Again, when I went again, biasa jek..tapi kira antara yg murah kat London, so glemer la di antara students heheheh
Tandoori Chicken! Apa ntah nama kedai dekat ngn Hillhead tu, the chicken is the best!! SOoooooooo moist!
Lemon Tree Chinese Restaurant, susah nak jumpa chimese restaurant yg halal.Masa kerja kat Hairmyres, time tu pregnant kat Aiman, kadang2 lepas balik kerja sanggup pi naik train sorang2 pi kedai tu, tapi tapau la, segan plak nak makan kat situ sorang2
Mixed Grill - Ada satu kedai ni kat Alison St, ohh dia punya mixed grill sgt sedap, kena ngn tekak kitorg
Nasik Yusop!! Kedai dia sebelah Dublin Mosque. Ohh nasik yusop ni sgt sedap hokay..Apa la si Yusop ni boh lam nasik dia pun tak tau..secret recipe, Noorwan yg pernah kerja dgn dia kata, dia masak sendiri, x bg depa tolong/tgk.Kerka dia? basuh ayam , lap meja etc camtu.. Bulan puasa dia akan contract masak untuk bukak puasa..tapi aku segan nak pi, sebab makan dalam talam, aku x kenal sgt budak2 dublin pompuan, so macam segan la sebab org lain dah ada geng2 talam depa, ada la sekali dua pi bukak posa kat situ..selalu kalau teringin, beli saja la..tandoori dia pun sedap..dulu2 time pregnant kat Aiman, mmg aku katagih gila kat nasik ni..kadang2 saja beli buat bekal bawak balik Glasgow
Kebab Iskanders - Owhh my favourite kebab, 1st time masa mula2 pindah dok NZ, tak layan kebab dekat 2 tahun tau..(beli sekali, tapi x menepati cita-tekak) so sebab put off, x cuba sammmmpai la recently..Kalau pi Iskander, suka beli yg dia buh lamb seketul2, bukan mince..sedappp. Bawak my PIL pi makan, my MIL x mo makan, sebab kata lamb panas,owhh hilang nikmat hidup
Istanbul - Pun suka jugak..nasik dia best, yg lain, biasa2 saja
Zaytoon (Persian) - Kebab sini sedap..last makan 7/12/2006 - pi celebrate Aiman's 1st Birthday kat sini..a few weeks before leaving Dublin for good..
Harap2nya adaa la rezeki nak pi makan kat tempat2 ni satu hari nanti..esp nasik yusop tu..berhantu wooo nasik dia..bawak our parents pi, depa pun teringat2 sampai la..
Butter chicken kedai lain x best
huwaaaaaaa..their butter chicken is the best!! Dah la berapa kerat saja kedai halal kat Hamilton ni, yg kami suka, tutup pulak huuhu..sedih2
Jeles dok baca blog org malaysia pi makan sana-sini, tapau makanan sedia..dok sini, x masak, kelaparan lah..
Sampai2 saja kat kedai rupa2nya Lan, Ella, K junn, Gee, Aya n hubby beserta Hanani dok tgh makan kat situ..ella la yg bagitau depa nak tutup dah....rupa2nya Ella n Lan mmg regular customer kat situ, tp kami x pernah pulak terserempak..
Igtkan lepas ni, bila pindah Rototuna, boleh la selalu pi, sebab dah dekat dgn Chartwell..sekali depa nak tutup kedai pulak..
The best Butter Chicken in Town indeed!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
For the last week I have been talking to Noorwan if I should contact Waikato Region coordinator and asked to be placed near the hospital, but I couldn't think of a practice around this area that involve in registrar teaching plus I have been procrastinating. Little did I know South City is one of them! I haven't got any official letter from the co-ordinator yet..but I presumed my supervisor has!
Why am I soo happy? Because it is just a few mins drive from the hopsital. We will be moving to Rototuna soon, if I work somewhere that is quite far/opposite direction from the hospital, my DH would have to drop both kids to daycare/childminder. On the day that he does long day, I would have to come all the way to pick up the kids. But since my placement is near the hospital as well, we can all come in one car in the morning and drive home together, Alhamdullilah
I have decided to keep Aiman and Aliya where they are now.Aiman is fairly happy with Lollipops and Janifal, Aliya's childminder is very nice. I am hoping to complete my GPEP in one year, sit for the exam in Dec next year. Aiman turns 5 next year and will start Primary School sometime in January the following year, then I am hoping to start part timing from then. I am hoping to do 9-2 or something like that. That way I can drop both of them to school/daycare and finished in time to pick him up from school.
So far evertyhing seem to fall into place rather nicely.
I am so grateful to HIM for his help. I don't know what I have done to deserve this. Alhamdullillah
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Seeing that this is a bank holiday weekend, we can't start our due diligence yet. Hoping that all the due diligence (finance,building report, title checks) will come back OK and we could be in our new house early Dec!! Settlement date is 2nd of December, just days before Aiman's birthday.
Praying hard!! I am a believer if it meant to be, it will be, so hopefully if it falls through, I won't be too disappointed :(
But we do need to move soon, with Summer just around the corner, I am struggling to keep the kids amused. We are hoping in the new house, it will be easy for me to entertain the kids, allowing Noorwan to focus on his study
Friday, October 16, 2009
She has had ongoing ear infections since April this year, Miss Jean-Louis said when she operated on her, her drums were pulsating, meaning they were full of fluid, resulting in infections..hopefully the grommets will dry up her tubes and stop more infections.
She was groggy and grumpy for about 1/2 hr post surgery. A few hrs after surgery she is more or less back to herself..alhamdullah..for now, she is on regular paracetamol, ciproxin ear drops and PO amoxycillin
Get well soon my little darling..
Monday, October 12, 2009
Petang tadi pi ronda2 tgk both sekali lagi, from the outside..Intai2 bilik etc, both umah tu kosong, so boleh la intai..yg satu tu owner dah pindah ke Auckland, yg satu lagi pulak umah baru, x siap lagi..
Dua2 ada buruk baiknya..macam mana ni? The one that I like (Magellan Rise) is 'slightly' more expensive than what we are willing to pay for, but better in quality (smaller in size though!) I like the lay out, it is us to the T, I can see us living there. The one that DH likes (Christobel Circle), bigger and cheaper (inside and outside), but I 'think' it is cheaper because of the building materials, steel roof not tiles, half of the house is plastered not brick yada yada...but the one that he likes is double glazed!!!! Major points there!! The house will defo be warmer! My one is single glazed only, plus the master bedroom and study don't get a lot of sun. We will have to install a heatpump if we buy that plus it is not fully fenced, so more expenses there...huhuhuhuhu.. mana nak cari duit ni?? Lambat lagi nak boleh locum..alhamdullilah I have an opportunity to earn some extra this week, can put it towards the house buying process
Thinking of putting an offer on the one that I like but we have only been looking for a few weeks, what if there is better/cheaper one out there??
We are planning to go and have a second visit this friday, before Aliya's operation and quite likely will be putting an offer. If we can negotiate a price that we can afford, will quite likely buy that one..if not..kena cari yg lain lah...back to the drawing board..
Praying for a miracle..If it is meant to be it will be..InsyaAllah
Monday, September 28, 2009
Pagi2 tu pi immigration and AA sat, untuk convert my british license to NZ and our resident visa to returning visa.Bawak Aiman sorang saja, Aliya pi tinggal kat Janifal
After dah settle urusan, balik rumah tukar baju. Then pi ambik Aliya kat rumah Janifal sambil beraya kat rumah Janifal. Aliya tgh tidur, so tunggu dia bangun, makan la kuih2 Fijian style. Bila aliya dah bangun, gerak pi rumah Saiful & Rina. Rina masak nasik minyak and ayam masak merah. Sedapp. Rina kata ramai org dtg sampai x menang tangan dia nak masak nasik
Lepas tu pu umah jiran Rina pulak, Adib & Zaini. Zaini masak mee goreng mamak. Lama jugak lepak kat umah depa, lepas tu gerak pi umah Nur and Ariff, Nur buat satay and mee bandung, sedap mee bandung Nur. lepas tu balik umah, bagi anak2 mandi, tukar baju etc, then lepas maghrib, pi umah Ayu & Irah, depa buat laksam, mak aiii x menang tangan si Irah tu melenggang laksam, laku betul..Tabik betul depa buat open house macam tu..jenuh melenggang.Makan kuih muih raya Ayu yg sedap itu..
Maka habis la raya ke 2, esoknya Rabu dah sambung kerja balik dah..
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Anyway, walaupun raya lambat sehari, alhamdullilah, like last year, meriah sungguh raya kat Hamilton ni..
Pagi2 raya, ramai2 berkumpul kat rumah k hanim and abg zul,sembahyang raya kat situ. Dah selesai sembahyang yg di imamkan oleh mursidi dan dgr khutbah yg dibacakan oleh faiz, jamah hidangan k hanim, k hanim buat soto. selepas tu kami gerak ke rumah k ton, lepas umah k ton,kat ton buat nasi beriyani + lauk2nya and lodeh. As usual, rumah k ton mesti ada kuih raya byk punya lahh.. sebab k ton ni rajin masak. Then gerak pi umah k aina, dia masak mee kari and lodeh.Then pi umah k ros, k ros jamu rendang, nasik himpit, kuah kacang and spaghetti bolognaise rasanya, time ni dah x boleh jamah apa2 dah..terlampau kenyang..
Selesai ke rumah k ros, mmg dah igt nak balik dah sebab aliya dan ngatuk, tapi gagah la jugak lajak ke rumah shira and fauzi, shira masak laksa utara.dari umah shira terus balik umah, tidurkan aliya, and kitorang pun rehat2 sambil incik hubby bervideo conference with his family
Lepas aliya bgn tidur, gerak pi umah nani, makan sup tulang faiz yg sodap itu. Aiman makan 4 mangkuk! Siap dapat tapau lagi hahahha..tu pun beredar awal sebab nani & faiz sure nak pi beraya kat lain pulak, kalau ikut aiman, dia nak lagi! Dari situ pi pulak umah k zuwati, makan lemang! Dari situ gerak pi umah zu & lee kat flagstaff, makan laksa lagi hehhe
Lasts ekali after pi umah zu, pi umah pak rahman, we were the last one yg pi umah pak rahman, dia nak kemas umah dah..pak rahman as usual la,masak byk gila..ada laksa, ada mee kari, ada lauk pauk
mula2 cadang nak pi umah k ija after pi umah pak rahman, tapi anak2 dah ngantuk, dah nak masuk pukul 9 malam pun, so terus balik...
sambung pulak raya ke 2 esoknya..
meriah kan?? raya kitorg kat msia pun x semeriah ni
nanti sambung cerita raya ke 2 pulak
Friday, September 18, 2009
everytime nak raya mesti teringat lagu ni..dulu2 time dok asrama, syaz selalu nyanyi lagu ni..
tgh mood nak raya ni...cuti dua hari, mon and tues. So harini hari last kerja la..
alhamdullilah walaupaun raya kat perantauan, suasana raya kat hamilton ni best, meriah..
So I have to sit the written part again, within 3 months..bila nak buat ni? org tgh sibuk nak raya nii....
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I thought I might as well do it, if not there won't be any space till next run. I need a level 7 before I can sit for Primex next year..
TRying my very best to read 250++ pages before tomorrow..yikes
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Initially thought we were going to buy around the hospital area,but since we like newer houses, it is hard to find something that we like around the hospital so we have broaden our search to north Hamilton..hmm lots to think about, Aiman and Aliya are both really happy with their respective carers. Aliya especially, Janifal, her childminder is really good. But if we don't live around the area anymore,it will be hard to send Aliya to her espcially if I don't work in the hospital anymore.
We have viewed a few houses so far....haven't found anything suitable yet..fingers crossed..
Gotta go and cook, I've invited Janifal and family to come for iftaar at our place today. I am planning to cook bubur lambuk, cucur badak and murtabak for appetizer, nasi tomato, ayam masak merah, daging masak merah and kerabu carrot and kubis for main course. Dessert? makan buah saja la.. hihii..
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tapi dok tgk kuih raya org lain, macam teringin pulak nak buat sendiri..sempat ke ni?? tinggal weekend ni saja la kalau nak buat pun..
Bukan x pernah buat kuih, mmg dulu2 selalu tolong mak, tapi since ada 2 org budak kenits ni..hmm susah la sikit..
ni tgh browse the net cari inspiration kot2 ada resepi yg terasa nak buat..
I love the aroma of the newly baked cookies wafting around the house..baru terasa macam nak raya...
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
But since the date today looks so 'special' I had to make an entry LOL
I actually only realized the date when I had to make my 1st entry in the notes for the day.
I bet if it is not for the fact that it is Ramadhan now, I am sure many newyweds would choose this day for their wedding/solemnization day to have that special anniversary date and so are mummies who require elective c-section. I bet the gynaes are busy today with request :P
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I wouldn't say my house is a pure mess, but definitely not tidy LOL
As much as I would like to blame my two little munchkins for the messy house, I think I may have some (major) role in the untidyness of the house. Surely I 'could' and 'should' tidy up after each mess? Spend all my time cleaning up, picking up toys..No? Do I not have nothing better to do? If I can spend some time browsing the internet, spending time on FB, bloghopping etc surely I can use the time to clean/tidy the house, yes?? I don't know..
By the time I reached home from work, there's cooking to do, laundry, study etc etc..
From my very limited observation, we people/women have certain abilities/things that we are good at or simply don't like doing. For instance, some people are very good at cooking, but dont like cleaning the house or simply not very good at it. My auntie for example, she is very good at decorating her house, her house is always well kept, but she is 'slightly' lacking in coooking department in comparison to my other auntie who is a reasonably good cook but on the other hand not very good at house management. Though, yes there are some people who are good at both, all rounder..lucky them
I am not artsy myself. Always struggle in 'pendidikan seni lukis' ever since I was a child and am still struggling to keep/make my house looks like those in the magazine. Sigh.......
Sunday, September 6, 2009
My husband was working over the weekend, so it was left to me to look after the kids on my own. I normally get a bit stress about this. I was fine when I only had Aiman to look after, but ever since Aliya comes along, I always struggle to occupy them....
Both of them are obviously at a differenmt developmental stage, Aiman is fairly independent but yet does not have the understanding why adik kept ruining his train track, lego creations etc etc..where as Aliya is too small still to understand the meaning of 'no, don't ruin abang's train track' :rolleyes:
So it was a constant battle for me. On Saturday, I took both of them to the library and to New World for some quick grocery shopping. I actually went there to post my sakura bloom ringsling. Someone from BCDU in Oz bought the sling.
We had a great time at the library. In the afternoon we went to Dr Sazali's house for iftaar.All went well apart from my husband was called back to the hospital so he had to leave us there and came back to pick us up later
On sunday, I took the kids to the lake. I wanted to go to Dutch Festival at Hamilton Garden, but Aiman said he wants to go to 'the playground with lots of toys' So I know he meant the lake. Other playground won't cut it! So I had to forego the Dutch Festival :( because I know even if we went, he will not cooperate and I will be miserable
We had a great time, but the usual dillemma happened, Aliya wanted to play with somethingelse and Aiman wanted to play somethingelse, that is the thing that I hate about the playground at the lake because it is huge..so I was torn. All in all we had a great time though. We were there for almost 2 hrs and half and I only went home when he asked to leave! That means he was truly tired! A very rare occasion indeed.
Aiman is such a sensitive boy. I occasionally raised my voice at him as I was stressed, I wasn't even shouting, only a change in tone. At the very slightest sign of me changing my tone, he will say..mummy, stop marah me, with tears welling in his eyes..quite funny but he will keep repeating it till I got quite annoyed LOL
He hasn't stop using that phrase since..
Friday, September 4, 2009
yuhuuuuuuuu..cuti raya ku sudah approved! Puuuuuuuuunya la susah nak dapat cuti, kalah cuti christmas!!!
Alkisahnya, haritu diskass ngn incik hubby, dia kata since raya either ahad/isnin, ambik cuti sehari (isnin) dah la..so apply la..dah approved
sekali bila incik hubby pi submit his own leave, dia pi apply 2 hari, selasa pun dia apply gakk..mana aci..daku pun nak cuti jugakkkkkk..maka ku submit la another application -konpiden punya musti dapat..sekaliiiiiiiiiii..minah tu decline..dah dia declined ku pakai la taktik nak mintak day in lieu, sebab yg ni musti dia x boleh decline punya as long as ku dah bagi notice 14 hari
sekali minah tu main tarik tali pulak..macam x mau bagi..dia kena bagi sebenarnya...kalau tak, against the law.nanti kalau aku rajin aku explain kat bawah ni kenapa..apa lagi ku sakit hati lerrrrrrr...but x pala la since dia kata nanti ward x dak org nak cover, raya pun ari ahad atau senin TAPIIIII..aku ada apply gak cuti untuk 29/9,the week following sebab nak bawak aiman pi tgk concert wiggles(dorothy) ngeh ngeh ngeh
Yang tu pun dia decline gak!!!!!!!So aku pi la jumpa my consultant dgn harapan nak mintak dia excused aku dari ward 2-3 jam nak bawak anak tgk dorothy kekekekke..dia kata saipa lak Kay x approve cuti aku? aku kata la ward x dak org cover, dgn baik hatinya dia tanya reg aku, sanggup dak cover aku, reg aku kata ok., so dia uh aku cuti raya + cuti p tgk dorothy...so aku pun email la minah Kay bengap tu balik, bagitau cons aku kata ok plus reg aku nak cover ward
Sekali..dia sudah bengang kat consultant aku sebab overstepping the management, dia kata mmg reg aku setuju cover aku, tapi depa dah allocate aku utk cover leave org lain. Bila cons aku bagitau aku macam ni..apa lagi..mendidih la gue!!! Because she cannot preallocate 'cross cover' against the MECA!! So aku contact la Curtis, RDA rep plus president, sekali dia on nights plak dah..in desperation, aku contact Ben (RDA bg aku no dia) so dia tolong tgk surat aku, tolong adjust2 sikit..aku hantaq surat kat Kay suruh dia explain pasai pa dia decline cuti aku
Dia x reply pun
aku bengang, aku re submit leave application forms aku, stating that aku nak ambik as lieu day...baru dia reply kata dia approve, tu pun sebab minah yg nak ambik leave time tu, x jadi ambik leave dia, dia x jawab pun soklan aku pasal preallocation of cross cover huhuhuuhuhuhu
Citt..menyakitkan hati sungguh pscyh dpt ni!! Mentang2 la most (ALL) of the psych Regs international Drs, so x tau sgt about their rights, senang2 saja management nak main kotor
Lepas ni jgn harap ler aku nak cross cover org lain punya annual leave, bayar 150 hengget sehari, after tax sejam tinggal dalam 15 henget camtu ja kot.. x kuasa aku nak menyusahkan diri..kalau nak aku cover, sila bayar additional duty ya... :)
Meh aku explain sikit pasal day in liue ni, kat NZ ni, bila haku kena kerja on public hols, like christmas ka, easter ka..haku akan dapat cuti ganti..cuti ni di panggil day in lieu, aku boleh ambik cuti ganti ni bebila masa aku suka as long as aku bg notice 14 hari and management X BOLEH decline cuti ni, kiranya privilige because we have missed out on our statutory public holiday. She knows dia x boleh decline, tapi saja ja..nak main2 ngn aku..yes..aku pakai tudung, yes aku asian + pompuan, but NO I know my rights!! Hiii hiii aku tau kat msia mana ada semua ni..tapi, layannn je la dah this is my rights here ya dak?? mmg msia x looks after their drs pun, sebab tu aku malas nak balik..nak balik pun mainly kesian kat my mum, she is the only reason aku nak balik...
Dah la aku nak buat psych for 6/12..adoilaaa..malas aku nk mengadap dia for the rest of 6/12, ni baru minggu ke dua aku ekkekekekke....tapi aku kira2 tadi, annual leave aku melambak lagi...ada dekat 30 hari siut!! Aku dah nak resigned end of feb sebab nak start GP training, so boleh la kot cuti lama2 dekat sebulan setengah..yihaaaaaaaa..bulan doblas, satu and dua byk cuti..so bila kumpul2, jadi byk la cuti aku..
Friday, August 28, 2009
I went back to say hello on the 1st monday after I left LOL. And keep getting this pull to want to go there for a quick chat with them, I would if I am not fasting,I'd go for a quick coffee
Today is my 5th day in pscyh ward, I am really missing THHS. I doesn't help that Kay only approved my raya leave only for 1 day, I am working on this though.Mesti minah tu tgh bengang padaku muahhahahahha (kena tulis melayu yg ni..you'll never know :)
The atmosphere is just not the same, I meant to be doing this for 6/12, I can barely last 3/12 hu3...Highly considering to see Paul and see if he can swap me.To prepare me for GPEP I know I should ideally ask for cardio/respi but sooo malas la nak buat long day and weekends hu3..rasa nak mintak buat THHS balik laaaaa...hopefully ada kosong
Psych is actually less busy than THHS, hari2 boleh balik ontime, mai pun lambat..tapi..I'm happier in THHS..
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
A collegue asked me at lunchtime today why didn't I want to do oncology/haematology/palliative run because then I have no long days, only weekends..hmm dunno, I just don't feel comfortable working alongside my husband.I have never have to before. Yes, we won't be doing the same specialty because he is in radiation oncology, but still on the same ward nonetheless
This is the last week for me in The H@me H@spital Service. I am quite sad to leave, I love it!
Friday, August 7, 2009
They said my interview time is at 0830-0920, 40 mins, I thought they were being generous and no way they were going to make me talk that long..ermm I was wrong, they did. I walked in at 0830 and walked out of the room at 0920!!
Non of the questions were about my CV (which I memorised by heart the night before-including a journal on Cows Milk Protein Allergy lol) The 1st thing one of the panel said was the questions were standardised so that everyone accross the country has a level playing ground, fair enough, but I knew then, none of the questions would be about my CV.
I couldn't remember all of the questions, they were too many and some that I didn't expect
1) Why GP, standard question of course
2) What have I done to prepare myself to become a GP - I messed up on this question, silly me
3) What is my expectation of a consultation
4) What do I expect to learn/gain from GPEP training
5) How do I deal with stress at work?
6) What do I do to keep myself up to date with medicine apart from reading/studying
7) Who has influence/change/shape my medical practice (I could talk about collegue/cases/pts)
8) Do I have a collegue that I can ask for advise/help/anything
9) Maori health care questions
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Since coq badak x pernah buat lagi, nak try la minggu ni..resipinya sila lihat buku resipi saya
I always have a disaster every time buat kuih pakai kumara ni. Org NZ panggil ubi keledek ni kumara. Memula beli kumara kat new world waktu bawak aiman pi library. Ada 3 jenis kumara, teringat2 kak roza pernah kata, kalau nk buat kuih, beli jenis xyz, sebab dia x lembik...huwaaaaa x igt la pulak, dia kata jenis apa, so beli la yg paling mahal sekali, orange kumara..konon2 nak yg terbaik la..
Balik, rebus x buang kulit sebab igt kalau buang kulit nanti air masuk dalam isi, lembik
Tapi yg silapnya, x potong lgsg,tauk sektul besaq tu dalam piuk, so sementara nak masak yg tengah tu, yg luaqnya dah lembik sgt2 la..bila lecek, jenuh tambah tepung hu3, mmg x dak harapan la
Tapi dah sebab azam jugak nak buat, plus inti dah buat satu kuali, malam tu lepas balik dari bowling tournament, singgah countdown, beli pulak gold kumara, sebab rasa2 yg ni yg k roza kata bagus. So pagi2 ahad, belek2 la myresipi.com, dah.. jumpa resipi yg pakai tepung kanji tu pulak..teringat la pulak time buat kepok lekor baru2 ni, ira kata tepung kanji tu, sama ngn tapioca flour, dah abis plak kat umah, abis waktu buat kepok leko baru ni la..so lepas aliya tdoq, ajak aiman jalan kaki pi kedai dekat ni nak cari arrowroot flour.
Sebab apa arrowroot pulak dah?? kata nak cari tapioca, well, waktu pi moshim aritu, org kat moshim tu kata arrowroot= tapioca, bila pi kedai dekat umah ni pulak, dia label satu balang ni, arrowroot/corn flour.....laaaaaa pulak dahhh..pi la tanya org tu, dia kata arrowroot/corn flour/tapioca semua benda yg sama ...aduhhh pening acikkk...
So sebab azam nak buat ni, beli la sikit, tawakal saja la..
Sambil2 tu top up la brg umah yg dah abih sikit, beli fish sauce, garlic, kacang dhal sikit, aiman nak cookies, beli sumi jelly manis, bila nak bayaq..total $14.++, ok la tu, murah sajer..swipe kat eftpos, declined..aikk..kot kad tu rosak kot..swipe plak debit card..huk2..declined jugak..cash x dak..so terpaksa la tinggai brg2 kat situ, bagitau pakcik tu nanti husband saya mai bayaq sambil buat muka tebal gila hahhahahah..
Balik2 bila tgk account, rupa2nya duit tinggai $13.47 hahhahahhaha..patut la declined..dah agak dah..sebab baru2 ni gatai pi transfer byk sgt masuk lam raboplus. Igt sebab gaji nak masuk dah ari rabu ni..cukup la yg ada lam account tu setakat nak belanja sari dua ni..dah tau pi transfer byk, dok soping online x hengat jugak hik2..dah tu lupa yg bil letrik kuaq 30 hb, tu yg jadi x cukup tu..ni yg rasa nak apply kedit kad ni muahhaha..berguna untuk saat2 macam ni..
berbalik kepada cerita coq badak kita..setelah incik hubby pi ambik (bayaq ) barang2 iteww..boleh la start buat kuih he3 Kali ni x berani dah rebus, takut terlembik lagi, dapat idea lain pulak, nak try experiment, so potong la ubi2 tu into cubes 2-3 inches each, lepas tu buh lam mangkuk, masuk microwave sampai lembut..memang cantikla... x lembik lgsg. Nak bentuk bulat2 pun senang sgt..Maka jadi la coq badak ku...Lepas ni boleh la try buat kuih yg guna kumara macam coq keria and cek mek molek tu pulak..
Tapi tu la..taktau la yg beli tu tepung apa, arrowroot?? tapioca?? corn flour??
website ni kata, semua tepung2 tu kegunaan dia mmg la to thicken the gravy, tapi ada subtle variation..taram saja la... len kali pi kedai kat grey street tu baru cari tapioca yg ada proper label, ni beli yg dok lam balang saja..
Macam mana pun ku gumbira sebab coq badak ku menjadi..
Dok msia dulu x pandang pun coq badak ni hik3..la baru kalu nak belajaq buat..
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Those overseas, NZ especially tend to spend their weekend doing outdoor activities, even in winter. GOing to the park, lake etc..But a good percentage of my frind in Malaysia tend to spend their weekends browsing the numureous malls in KL/Selangor and at the same time..enjoying the various fine dining opportunity.
I do miss it sometimes but there is no malls that is really worth my time here in Hamilton. I only go if I specifically want to buy something. Browsing?? nahh..not a lot of choice. If we feel the need to have some city fix, we normally head to Auckland
Which lifestyle do I prefer though? here I think..
Friday, July 31, 2009
I rarely wrap anymore. We don't know if we are going to have #3 or not. Hmmm trying to convinced myself I made the right decision hehhehe..I also sold gypsy mama water wrap and storchenwiege leo natural yesterday. Not that attached to these wraps, though, I got leo natural through a trade between me and Esther, I traded my blue leo, my 1st ever wrap that introduced me to wrapping. Esther has since dyed it into purple. I must ask her if she still has it
Maruyama means sakura I think, because the colour resembling the colour of sakura.Bye bye sakura...
As Aiman would say, Mummy 'it not work' he means "It's not working'
It is very interesting seeing how Aiman's English language is developing. We always try to speak malay at home.We want him to be able to speak both languages fluently. So when Aiman went back to Lollipop(his daycare) after I finished my maternity leave, the teachers said he was very quite initially. He played with his friends, but he won't talk. Now after a few months there, I can see that he is more confident in speaking in english..BUT, it's funny, it's like broken english
In some ways it is reassuring for me to find out that even those who speak English as their 1st language still have to learn the grammar. I always find English grammar very difficult to understand. I didn't have strong basic in english, I went to sekolah kampung, the teachers can't teach high level stuff, other students simply won't understand, staying in kampung also meant my option for English tuition are very limited, non existance in fact LOL. So I spend many hours trying to learn and understand the grammar on my own. One of my reason for wanting to study oversea was to improve my English. Weird huh..I guess I was brave, always the risk taker. Am very glad I did.
I would not say my english now is perfect, but much much better than what it used to be.I do still struggle some days (or is it most days????)
Going back to how we are hoping for Aiman to be bilingual, sometimes he gets confused and will mix them up hahah..quite funny like 'surat khabar' will be 'news khabar'
Thursday, July 30, 2009
But, I don't know what she does, I don't think I am getting the value for my money hmmm...I paid her $15/hr, which is the going rate in Hamilton. I ask her to come for 2 hrs/week. I didn't really list down for the things that she should do, I just said kitchen, living area, and both bathrooms. I told her she only has to do the 'kids' room, not our room or DH's study. But macam x puas ati..even my DH yg x fussy about stuff pun macam x tau what she does in the 2 hrs that we paid her..she doesn't do basic stuff like cleaning the microwave..haiya..susah la ini macam, I don't want to spell to her what she should do, nanti nampak macam bossy pulak..kalau mat salleh, senang la, ini muslim. Nak ambik mat salleh, x berani la pulak, takut nak bagi kunci rumah kat org sebarangan
Tapi, since dah bayar kan..biar la berbaloi..dah tu, haritu tanya dia, nak bayar macam mana, cash ke? Dia suh bank in every 4 weeks, I can be bother nak tanda kat calender bila nak bayar etc, so bagitau la kat dia, I will ban in automatically every 4 weeks, kalau dia miss one/more sessions sebab sakit ke hapa ke, pepandai la dia cove the hours..dah la kalau dia x mai dia boleh x call pun, bila tanya gelak2 kata dia x dak no tipun la ...dah tu x nampak pun apa extra yg dia buat konon2 nak cover the hours tu..
Hiyaaa pining pining..weekend ni nak pi tanya Pak Rahman la kot..nak amek dia, Pak Rahman ni telinga x dgq sgt, so x bleh main telepon saja heheh
Tapi macam mana nak bagitau si minah somalia ni x payah mai dah..hu3
Dia ni bukan la amatur sgt, cuma she never does private cleaning, she is a comercial cleaner..sebab tu x reti nak buat house cleaning kot??
All my TNN friends yg mmg professional housecleaners pun kata she should get more done in the 2 hrs...
Incy wincy spider
Incy wincy spider climbed out the water spout
Down came the rain and washed poor incy out
Out came the sunsine and dried up all the rain
So incy wincy spider climbed the spout again
Once I caught a fish alive
Then I let him go again
Why did you let him go?
Because it bit my finger so
Which finger did he bite?
This little finger on my right
Row,row,row your boat
Row, row,row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merilly,merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don't forget to scream
The wheel on the bus
The wheel on the bus go round and round, round and round,round and round
The wheel on the bus go round and round, all through town
The wiper on the bus go swish swish, swish swish,swish
The wiper on the bus go swish swish swish, all through town
Repeat and substitute with anything we can imagine..I love this song, really fun
The conductor on the bus says ticket please, ticket please, ticket please
The passenger on the bus stand up sit down, stand up sit down, stand up sit down
The baby on the bus cry waaa waaa waaa, waaa waa waa, waaa
The granny on the bus goes knit knit knit, knit knit knit, knit knit knit
The mommy on the bus goes chatter chatter chatter, chatter chatter chatter, chatter chatter chatter
The driver on the bus says move along please
Sometimes I'll replace it with Aiman on the bus picks his nose/stand up sit down/whatever I could think of, and he hates it :)
Head,shoulder knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes and eyes
head,shoulders,knees and toes
5 little ducks
WHen I 1st heard this song, I don't like it actually, I found it boring, then it grew on me and Aiman love it
5 little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck says 'quack quack quack'
But only 4 little ducks came back
Repeat with each time reducing the number of ducks that went swimming and those that came back
the last one, when mother duck says 'quack quack quack'
All 5 little ducks came back
Will write more when I have time
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Lately, we been going out of the hospital to have lunch. See I am doing home hospital, I have a mobile where the nurses can call me on and since my patients are all at home, I don't need to be on site for emergency..so far we've been to Shinjuku, Curry Pot and Salma's Rasoi..
I would love to go out for dinner, but I feel guilty to leave the kids with baby sitter. Dah la siang kja, kena tinggal, malam/weekends pun nak kena tinggal jugak ke? But I do think it is necessary for us to have some adult time
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Having done 6 months of paeds attachment, I am surprised to say that I love it as well!! Well if you know me at med school, you'll know that I hate paeds!! I sulked big time when I was allocated paeds med at Elgin Hospital as my medical run in final year. Still remember those days!!
But again, doing paediatrics means a lot of work, I think it is hard since both of us are doctors. Juggling our long days and weekends so they don't clash etc...
Hence I decided to try pathology..tapi ....lambat la pulak Waikato Hospital nak dapat accreditation!! Buhsan dah buat house surgeon/sho jobs..
Sampai la satu hari ni, my collegue Vidya tanya, x apply for GP training ka? They are opening right now (this was last month)..macam it meant to happen la pulak because I never looked on theGP website, x tau pun nak tgk kat mana..
so balik la discuss ngn my DH, kalau ikutkan dia mmg dari dulu he wants me be to be a GP, but I wasn't interested..I hate the stigma that is attach to it..dunno I feel like hospital doctors suka peleceh GP for sending silly cases..but YES kadang2 GP ni pun satu, nak lari dari kerja hospital, tapi x cukup experience, so entah apa2 la cases yg depa hantaq mai hosp!! I don't want to be those GPs. I honestly felt sorry for their patients. I want to be a good one!! AND I feel like people go to see the GP for sometimes ridicolous things and expect answers :rolleyes:
Anyway..I've applied..interview 5/8 ni..so we'll see..
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I dunno why but it is always difficult to get them to sleep and stay asleep. Aiman is not too bad now that he is bigger, but getting Aliya to sleep at night (and during the day) is still a battle. She needs me (or rather my boobie) to put her to sleep. It gets tiring after a while. I have not had a break from this putting kids to sleep thing ever since Aiman was born. Even when I was doing night shift, I had to put Aiman to sleep before I left the house.
When Aliya was born, I vowed that I will not fell into the trap of feeding her to sleep, but lo and behold..when I went back to Malaysia on my own with the kids, out of desperation because DH wasn't there to help, I fell into the trap again....
It is very tiring... I need a break...
As I am typing this..it is almost 1030pm, I had put Aliya to sleep earlier at 7pm because she was sleepy, he usual bedtime is between 8 to 830pm. She was asleep by 730pm, so I thought..yay I had a few hours to do what I want to do. So I cooked caramelised chicken wings for tomorrow's dinner..then I heard her voice upstairs!!!!!! Crying at the gate..arghhhhhhhh..
i've been trying to get her to sleep since..
It's sunday night and I was hoping the kids will sleep early so that I ca have some time to myself, catch up with housework etc..sigh..