Wednesday, January 07, 2009

slow and bumpy start

I hope it's not too late to wish everyone Happy New Hijrah year 1430 and Gregorian Year 2009!

This year started a little bumpy.

My internet is intermittent :P, really killing my mood to blog.
I got a little sick on new year's day, perhaps due to my over enthusiasm of having a few Hajis and Hajjahs over for a potluck high tea. After almost a week, my nose is still blocked and I am still coughing a bit, but at least I'm not woozy all the time.
Then I heard about someone who barely know me accusing me of talking bad about her behind her back and that she'd never forgive me ever.
wth.I dont know whether it's true (that she thinks of me that way) because the last time I met her she seemed okay and friendly, and this piece of news did not come from the horse's mouth.
I dont know what to make of it.
Perhaps this is my punishment for reading so much piah before I went for Hajj. (Tu lah dia.. seronok sangat baca orang lain mengutuk orang lain, sekarang kita pulak kena kutuk.. mmmrasakan!)

In other news though,
I am determined to get meself a sewing machine!!
I have set my eyes on a bernina, but I havent visited the shop yet coz of the cold weather and my health. Thinking of asking a friend to come along and help me choose, coz I know zilch about sewing machines.
We have officially launched Ops Jalan Sakan (Operation Travel Lots). It started with that trip to Qatar (I will blog about it soon, I promise!). We're trying to go somewhere interesting and new at least once a month, if health and weather permits. I already have a Desert Rose expedition in Abqaiq, visit to oasis in Hofuf, visit to Old Diriyah in Riyadh, camping in Udailiyah and the week-long road trip to UAE and Oman in our list. Insya-Allah, we'll explore this peninsula as much as we can before we move back home!

So what's up with you?

17 comments:

  1. Get well soon, dear.

    Bestnya pegi jalan-jalan. I tgk dlm tv abt Oman. Nampak menarik sekali.

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  2. fuwallauu, bunyi so exotic ler, all those places you mention. macam ibn batutta plak... :-)

    hey you take care haaa... *hugs*

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  3. Sewing machines should be in your blood. Your maternal grandfather used to sell those stuff.
    Get well soon.
    Big Hugs

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  4. takut jugak nak berblog sekarang, silap-silap blog kita jadi piahzadorized hahaha

    how's izani?

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  5. Elisa

    With regards to Bernina, it depends what both your immediate and future plans are. I have met both Ai Mushiri(Saudi) and Calvin(Subang Jaya).

    My 2 cents worth, if you plan to learn how to use it before you leave in June then get it now right away. And start using it immediately. Otherwise you should consider getting it in Subang Jaya through Calvin because of the warranty and servicing issue.

    If you are staying beyond June, then get it here. Price wise, from my previous comparison, its about the same. The Berninas can be quite manja and they don't like travelling very much and there is no point buying it now then put your beloved Bernina in Shipment and only get it 3 months later when you can get one from calvin as soon as you arrive. God Forbid the Bernina is mishandled in transit and arrive handicapped when you get back. (One of my friend's Bernina is handicapped and it hasn't been the same since.)

    I was told Old Diriyah be reopened in 3 years?

    Good luck and get well soon!

    Siti

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  6. BF,
    Oman memang cantiiikkkk.. You should read Lollies' posts of when she went there.. memang teruja!

    Alin,
    Bunyi exotic sebab nama arab, tapi for people here, lebi kurang lah macam kita cakap kita pegi Batang Kali, Cherating, Kuala Selangor.. etc.. heh heh

    Papa,
    I know! And yet I dont know how to use one.. :P

    Temi,
    I dont think my blog is 'glamour' enough to be 'piah'-ed. eheheh
    Izani is sihat wal-afiat. He had a cold when we got back from Qatar, but now that he's well, turn bonda dia lah pulak :)

    Siti,
    erks.
    Now you're giving me second thoughts lah pulak!! :P
    So should I buy or not? Kalau I buy here and then ada problem balik msia nanti, warranty not covered or what? Coz i will definitely balik July nanti.
    aiyahhhh how now brown cow.

    Takde orang nak jual mesin 2nd hand ke?? (tee hee)

    p/s 3 years baru Old Diriyah bukak?? dayummmmmm menyesal tak pegi awal2 dulu :P

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  7. Komen Pak Malim kucing ray yg alim.

    Welcome back, kata Pak Malim sambil memakai baju bare back. (Tak senonoh, kan, sambut orang yg baru balik Haji dgn memakai baju bare back). Itulah Pak Malim, kucing yg pura2 alim. I think being accussed by anyone can be quite hurtful, says the cat who is a bloody fool. Pray to Allah that others will see U in a true light, says the cat who smokes Malboro Light. (Eh Pak Malim tak merokok, katanya sambil melambai dari atas pokok).

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  8. get well soon!! *hugs*

    ohh nak start project(s) jahit-menjahit pulak ya? good good :) tambah satu lagi skill dalam resume

    have fun Ops Jalan Sakan-ing. :)

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  9. nasib baik masa i dapat computer hari tu network was good. in factnya amat laju. what more coupled with a 2GB RAM. belum tekan butang dah jalan. :D

    I am sorry to hear about this people talking bad about you. I really can't see how people would do that. Tak apa, the truth will prevail, Insya Allah.

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  10. elisa :-)

    hopefully, ur illness will heal soon.
    truth about u will prevail....as it should. saya juga sendiri selalu di jadikan bahan kutuk2 nie...tak apa lah, asalkan mereka rasa bahagia di dunia.

    uae is in ur list. jika ke dubai...please bagitau....dan datanglah berkunjung ke rumah kami....

    pp

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  11. Elisa,

    What i mean is kalau u nak beli, beli sekarang terus! Cuma to me masalah beli kat sini takde org ajar cemana nak pakai the mesin. Semua mcm kene test sensiri. Nasib baik saya ada kawan yg minat nak test sensiri. Kalau beli kat Msia Calvin akan tunjukkan semua. Tapi tu lah takut kalau tak beli sekarang terus tak beli? hahaha

    Then again Saiful reading my comment is suggesting a sewing weekend galore. We can sew together while Saiful brings Amalina to the beach.

    LOL!

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  12. memang sedih bila orang cakap tak elok pasal kita.. apa lagi kalau kita dengar dari somebody yang bukan suka bawak cerita..

    my husband told me, orang balik haji ni banyak dugaan dari Allah..

    sabar lah Elisa.. semoga orang yang mengata tu akan sedar nanti..

    why don't you confront the lady? mungkin boleh clear the air? manalah tau, dia tak cakap pun sebenarnya.. tapi orang salah faham.. selalu jadi kes2 gitu..

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  13. Jom maklang ajar elisa jahit...jom....

    bernina brand tu bagus, jenome pun...

    hope u are well..

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  14. Wow! bestnya Ops jalan sakan you!! Can already feel the excitement...esp on the road trip to UAE and Oman. Alwiz wonder abt that..to travel that far by car.

    by the way, Diriyah dah buka ke? I went there like last month and seemed like there are still a lot of renovation going on..my fren kata mcm setahun je lagik nak bukak!

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  15. Anonymous3:12 AM

    Orang mengata kita kerana kita mengata orang (walaupun hanya dalam hati) atau kita mendengar orang mengata..

    What comes around goes around.

    -TidakPunyaNama-

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  17. PakMalim,
    ah nampak nya tuan anda dah ada blogger account ya sekarang, tak komen sebagai 'Anonymous' lagi. Tak lama lagi nak start blog kah?

    Famy,
    Yezzahhhhh.. bermacam2 project lah nak start.. tapi rasanya yang ini boleh maintain dan very versatile ;) (i.e. boring jahit tudung, boleh jahit benda lain pulak)

    Lollies,
    hm.. computer I lak yang makin selow.. :P
    Maybe kena upgrade jugak? *mwahahaha*

    Abe Id,
    Kak Lil and you better jaga2... I will definitely try to schedule a session 'serae ghumoh' with your family and also Nazrah's!

    Siti,
    Tu lah dia, thinking about the 'free demo' and also the moving risks, I decided to buy in Malaysia lah. Taufik pun setuju.
    I dont think I'll take up quilting just yet, itu cita2 besar tu.. strat kecik2 first to build u my confidence.
    But hey, you're welcomed to come over for a sewing weekend anytime! er.. boleh tak kalau bawak sewing machine duduk tepi beach? ahahahah

    Neeza,
    Tak suka lah nak confront2 orang .. takut silap cakap and bunyi lain lak :P Nanti lagi memburukkan keaadan. Rasa2 nya nak keep cool, baca Al-falaq banyak2..
    I know I tak buat silap, so no point of feeling bad and guilty about it. Orang tak nak kawan tak apa lah, kita nak buat camner.

    MakLang,
    Kena tunggu elisa balik Malaysia lah makLang. Dungun tak jauh dah dari KL sekarang (3 jam aje...).. tunggu...!!!

    NoorSham,
    Siti cakap 3 tahun baru Diriyah nak bukak! Aiseeeehhhhh.. tak merasa lah I.
    Apa lagi tempat menarik di Riyadh? I have to find an excuse to visit you! heh heh

    TidakPunyaNama or TidakBeraniLetakNama?,
    I sebenarnya cukup tak suka mengata orang or mendengar orang lain mengata orang, especially if I know the person yang di kata, coz i consider everyone as a friend and I hurt when I see my friends hurt.
    Have *you* heard me say anything bad about anyone we know?
    Furthermore, I takde pun dengar orang cakap pasal dia sebenarnya, so i dont know where she got the idea that people were talking about her. Further furthermore, this allegedly happened during Hajj, and to tell you the truth, I was too worried about doing my ibadah to do much talking , what more to gossip.

    Only Allah knows what goes on in our hearts, all we can do is terus beribadah and berbuat baik. Kan?
    Wallahu-a'lam.

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