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