Sunday, October 25, 2009


the day will start as usual tomorrow. the company event completed yesterday. i would call it a success. :) thanks to all the team member. a lil bit of cleaning up after this. we had an event at zoo negara. i had a bad migraine in the morning. perhaps i was too worried about the event. but work needs to be done. took 2 painkillers - drank half a glass of xango. felt much better. lisa joined the zoo hunt for the kids category. she fell down just before the flag off. i didnt realised that she was bruised quite badly until at the end of the event. i called up one of my colleague who was incharge of the first aid to assist. anyway, her group won 1st prize! worth it la...

by the time i got home, i was extremely tired. showered, prayed and went straight to bed. i think joelis slept at midnight. i was amazed with their energy... half a day at the zoo negara and they can still stay up late... still full of energy... hmmmm... what does that means? sshhhhh! :P

and today, early in the morning sent joey for his football training. i almost forgot about it actually. luckily i was up early... thanks to lisa for waking me up :) or else...there goes subuh.. :O lisa and i had our breakfast in bangsar. pick up joey an hour later, went home, joey washed his shoes and socks.. while i hang clothes.. and made fried rice for us for lunch.

maid came around 1pm.. help to iron the clothes.. i left her to pick up joelis from music class. then we went to errrr have 2nd round of lunch... then we came home.. we were home for a few hours.. i was entertained with joelis.. lisa with her guitar and singing and joey sang along. hmmm not bad gak :) after the maid left, it rained so heavily.. luckily we were home.. selesa jer..tried to take an afternoon nap.. but gagal. my dad called and asked what am i preparing for dinner.. i dont have any plans yet.. so when i know that pecal is still there... jeng jeng jeng...

dinner was good... had my fav pecal at my parents house. my migraine attacked every now and then. asked a favor from my dad to massage... it was great!!! after that i burped a few times.. felt much better... am going to the clinic tomorrow to get my migraine painkiller. cant afford to have it - going for my diving soon.

aahhh... here's a pic of joey vaccuming the carpet after he spilled his fingernails just now.. hehehe :D

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

value friendship

i received an sms from a friend and it sounded urgent. i was like a dying cockroach running here and there for air. seriously! but, i love it. :) my event is coming up this saturday. well, the company's event actually. whooppss... i have not done my boss's speech.. darn!! errr.. okay okay.. will do it soon :P just wanna say that sometimes in friendship people tend to forget that we need to value the friendship. respect and take care of our friend's feelings. girlfriend/boyfriend come and go but good friends remain...

better go... later later ok...

Monday, October 19, 2009

no monday blues :)

i never believe in monday blues. it is all in your mind :) i had a great day although in the morning, someone i met at the lift said that i looked 'muncung' :D heh heh... wow! i didnt realized that when i am thinking of something, i can look so serious :P anyway i wanted to have light breakfast today but somehow when i saw someone at the pantry with nasi lemak daun pisang - i failed miserably! darnnnn.... i aim to still do my exercise although kaiser is not around. and aiming on my thigh.. drink lots of water *sigh* my weakness.

i had a production day today. everything went well and infact too fast. yeup back to too fast. means all is well. got an email from US today.. was not expecting one today, but hey... it made my day... made me smile in front of my laptop. and later we sms each other and kesian dia... he is still having jet lag :)

i got home just before maghrib... had dinner with the whole family at my parents'. have to admit that i missed having dinner like that. but cant do too much - spoils my diet :P but the prawn was so yummy :P went back home right after dinner. my mom went out with my sister.. got home, shower, perform isya' prayer.. joey was still playing with this string.. i dont know where he got it from. he tied it around his waist and told me, "ma, i have lost weight" like duuhh...he always come up with all these ideas :D i asked him to changed into his pyjamas and pray before he falls asleep. i did the laundry.. leaving one of kaiser's tshirt aside.. hehehe :D one of my mom's 'recipe'.... sshhhh... and after that i wanted to lock the door... joey heard me opening the main door when joey asked, "ma!! where are you going?" with the cool face i told him, "mama nak minggat" [minggat = run away from home] "huh... maaa..." "ye laa, mama cakap joey tak nak dengar... " and he quickly ran to his room to change into his pyjamas. i smiled alone... how can i minggat when i am already in my nightie... aparaaa... :P

and now... me writing my blog... while my joelis watching tv at the sofa..

ein's thoughts: feels funny that some people who are given the opportunity to have a good job at a good place but dont know how to appreciate. they only think of today and not tomorrow and future ... hmmm. i just cant help a person who doesnt want to help her/himself kan...

ein is grateful today:
  • that she realized that she has a loving husband although he doesnt show it too much. :) always remember what my mom used to say... 'a man who doesnt show his affection in public is a man who really loves you deeply... he who shows his affection when he is alone with you. :)' that's my kaiser :) :*
  • i have team members who can be reliable at work and make things go smoothly.
  • have my family whom i can have dinner with, relaxed and brushed out my tiredness from work.
  • my two naughty kids whom i love very much - although they can have all the funny ideas just to extend their staying awake!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

dont leave me too long

hahaha :D LOL.... this is so not good. the last time kaiser left me at berjaya times square for about 2 hours, i ended up trade in my handphone and got a new one.. and this time, he is away for about 10 days... and today is only the 1st day... i have been out shopping with joelis.. and lisa was shocked to see the cashier.. and she was not the only one who is shocked. i got shocked too! goshh.... how laaa... i used up all the cash that i saved for entertainment in my box... looks like i need to save up more.. for my diving trip :( huwaaa... but then again.. at least i bought a few good stuff for our little apartment :)

somehow i cant upload some pics... will do it later2 okay..

before after

ein gotta sleep now... already 1115pm.. nite2 everyone!

me miss him... :P

long weekend...

time is dragging la... for the first time after a few weeks, i feel like the weekend is so slow.. i felt like i have done lots of things but it is still slow. :( while i am typing this now, lisa is having her noon nap, joey is at the playground where i can see him from my balcony.. and the maid is cleaning the bathroom. i hope i can go to ikea later as planned... and not feeling lazy. hmmm and 1 more week to go without kaiser around. hmmm... *sigh*... double *sigh* and it is like semua serba tak kena... chiss... tah pa per tah... :)

i really dont have the mood to even blogging... and this is so not good... i should go out... i better go out... having migraine now.... no!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

it's only the first day...

woke up really early this morning. around 4am. supposed to send kaiser to the airport. and today, i have been spending like crazy... i know something is bothering me :/ and i think i am missing kaiser already - whhuhhh... musshy me.. duhh... lisa had those eyes rolling when i told her that i miss kaiser already... heh heh :D

wanna know what i did today? :) it is almost the end of the day. i felt really tired once i am home. started the day at 4am.. and could not sleep till 5am... kaiser and i woke up.. got ready and by 540am we headed to klia... kaiser drove on the way there. and i thought i was gonna sleep on the way - not... :P he'll be asking, which way to go... quite tough huh if most of the signboards are in bahasa.

reached klia, checked in.. we had breakfast at mc d... waited for awhile before i decided to leave. kaiser looked worried - and i asked him why... he doesnt like the long journey... i dont like it too.. :) before he left to take the train to the boarding area... i shook and kissed his hand.. he grabbed me, and kissed me :) and for awhile we forgot we were at the airport... hmmm.. sure gonna miss him.. :) and duuh.. so what..he is my husband :) :P and i sniffed his neck... heh heh... i like his smell there :P i waited till he passed the immigration area.. then i drove home.. see if you guys can spot him in that pic on the right... took it with my phone camera.. heh heh :D

i took the wrong turning again on the way back.. different junction this time :P anyway, got a shorter way to turn back.. instead of going all the way to kajang. called kaiser, and told him i got the wrong way.. heh heh... anyway... before we hang up... 'i love you' he said, and with that naughty small laugh... and i felt relieved when i replied, 'i love you too'....

when i got home, joelis have showered. we went for breakfast, washed my car. then got back continue with laundry. slept for 2 hours. went out for joey's drum class.. lisa and i walked around - i did my mani pedi.. lisa went to the book store with joey.. then we went to studio cafe for late lunch.. got home, then i went to color my hair while joey has his hair cut.

got home, perform maghrib prayers, went out for dinner.. then, we drove home.. shower, perform isya' prayer... and here i am... writing my blog.. still missing kaiser - joelis giggling at the sofa watching this new sitcom..

this posting is so hay-wire... :P

ein signing out at 1000pm

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

need more time!!

dont we all?? goshhh time is running too fast... i need more time... more time to be with my joelis (hv been extremely busy) trying to match my time with office, and fulfilling lisa's needs - registering for her secondary school and also sending her for the audition. she is busy too this week. somehow, i am trying to get all those into my tight schedule. dont know how am i gonna do that - but i will manage - as always :)

oh did i tell you that joey started his football official practice? it all started last weekend when he said he wanted to play with his school friend. i never knew that he plays football. but since he asked, i said ok, and sent him to the field to meet up with his friends. sadly, only 1 boy turn up. they both played anyway :) when i picked him up - he looked really sweaty and smelly :P at that point of time i thought of SA. I called him up and asked if he still coaches. and guess what?? yeup... and so, the next day... 830am.. err ok lah.. 840am joey was already at the football field with the coach and a few other boys :) lisa and i went off for our breakfast and picked him up later when he's done.

when he got home, his whole body was aching... pity him... :) i gave him panadols since his body was quite warm. he's okay the next day... bought for him new pair of football socks and shin guard :)

and yesterday, lisa told me that she's gonna play futsal now.... hmmmm... not bad at all.. :) let's just see if she'll enjoy the game.. this is gonna be fun! :) i am so looking forward to see them play some day.

perhaps next time i will have some photos to put up. :)

by the way, kaiser and i were invited to the selangorturfclub to experience horse racing. they called it 'ladies day out' on that day where all the ladies will dress up with their hats etc etc... i was quite nervous when i saw the website. dont tell me i had to get a hat for that purpose??!! err.. no way... i am not a hat person or a belt person.. so, i decided to just get one of my dress in the closet and put it on. get my hair done at the saloon.. did my own make-up (kaiser prefers me looking natural) :P and off we go... traffic was quite smooth at MRR2.

when we got there... boy am i glad that i did not go all out to dress up!! but i must admit that some of them really did :) looked a bit errr strange for me as i have not seen this in malaysia.. :) but yeahh... ok lah... something new for me to know. and luckily kaiser did not bring his suit as i've told him too.. or he'll look too smart :P anyway, after a while, we both got bored.. heh heh... the function was so not for us...

we walked back to the hotel where we parked our car. and somehow... we ended up going round the hotel and take a few pictures. we really enjoyed ourselves :) and we felt like we were on a holiday somewhere.. :D some pics turned up to be nice :) seriously :P here... look at them... ;) anyway, we enjoyed each others' company... and that was a nice 'date' for us. and looking at the clock... we still have enough time to drive home and pick up joey from theater :)

*yawn* i am sleepy now... time is 1156pm... nite2 people..

Monday, October 12, 2009

joelis' weekend

i brought them to the office to check out the snakes :) as expected, my kids are cool and brave! just like mommy.... ahahh! check this out!

you can change a person's life

i was trying to tell joelis this story the other day. somehow, i got everything mixed up... just like what's in my head... all jumbled up. but i really want them to know. this is indeed a very good story! read on people... :) and enjoy..

One day, when I was a freshman in high school,
I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.
His name was Kyle.
It looked like he was carrying all of his books.
I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?
He must really be a nerd.'
I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.
As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.
They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.
His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him...
He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes
My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.
As I handed him his glasses, I said, 'Those guys are jerks.'
They really should get lives.
' He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!'
There was a big smile on his face.
It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.
I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived.
As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before..
He said he had gone to private school before now.
I would have never hung out with a private school kid before.
We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books.
He turned out to be a pretty cool kid.
I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends
He said yes.
We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.
Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again.
I stopped him and said, 'Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!
' He just laughed and handed me half the books.
Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends..
When we were seniors we began to think about college.
Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke.
I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem.
He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship..
Kyle was valedictorian of our class.
I teased him all the time about being a nerd.
He had to prepare a speech for graduation.
I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak
Graduation day, I saw Kyle.
He looked great.
He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.
He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.
He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him.
Boy, sometimes I was jealous!
Today was one of those days.
I could see that he was nervous about his speech.
So, I smacked him on the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'll be great!'
He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled.
' Thanks,' he said.
As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began
'Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years.
Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach....but mostly your friends.....
I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them.
I am going to tell you a story.'
I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the first day we met.
He had planned to kill himself over the weekend.
He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.
He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.
'Thankfully, I was saved.
My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable..'
I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.
I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile.
Not until that moment did I realize it's depth.
Never underestimate the power of your actions..
With one small gesture you can change a person's life.
For better or for worse....

God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way.
Look for God in others.

Friday, October 9, 2009

how much can children do for their parents

its already friday. had a very busy week... but now just taking some time off just to write my thoughts today.

i stayed a bit longer at the office yesterday. had my gym session that ended around 650pm. then went back to my office to get certain things done. 24 hours a day seems too short for me nowadays. wanted to leave earlier... however, something went wrong with the office door that i had to wait till around 815pm for our technician to come. i knew i promised joey that i'd bring him to C4 last night to get a new pencil case and school bag for him. i got home, so hungry... had dinner at my parents... and later joey came.. to me..

joey: maa...
me: yes darling... kiss kiss... *and he brought his cheek nearer to me for me to kiss him :) *
joey: i read in the paper's about the star
me: horoscope?
joey: haa... yes! and it says about lisa..
me: hehehe :D yeah?
joey: it says leo is bossy..
*and at the same time lisa came running from upstairs...*
lisa: ma... this is urgent, can we go to the book store on the way back?
*joey and i looked at each other and smiled.. well... we giggled actually... and hi-five each other*
joey & i: 'bossy' LOL....
lisa: *smiled* ma... please... this is not bossy... just need to bind our project paper... i have my own money.
me: yeahh okay...

so, the 3 of us stopped by at the book store.. lisa went to bind her project paper while joey and i waited at the restaurant having a drink. i wanted to stop at buy yoghurt & bread.. but there was no parking space.asked lisa to get down to get the stuff - but she was reluctant... already stopped at giant's entrance - when she groaned... immediately, i turned the steering away - headed home.. feeling disappointed. the 3 of us, kept quiet till we get home. joey tried to make a conversation but i was no longer in the mood to talk.

joelis went straight to their room. lisa folded the clothes... i knew she was feeling guilty.. i just let her do that till she finished.

before i went to sleep, sent her an sms... to wish her goodnight. was too tired to get up... she came in and kissed me... and she said sorry...

and i was thinking... 'parents would do lots of things for their kids - but would children do the same?'

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

so what is a digital SLR anyway?

i am in the midst of looking for a good camera... my other project is completed. :) who knows... it could be cheaper in US? :) and it's good to share what i found right?

So what is a digital SLR, anyway?

The term digital SLR is short for digital single lens reflex, so named because these types of cameras use a mirror positioned behind the camera lens to direct light toward the viewfinder when you're composing a photo. When you release the shutter, the mirror swings quickly out of the way, letting light from the lens travel straight to the sensor and momentarily blacking out the viewfinder. The viewfinder in an SLR incorporates a prism--usually a pentaprism--that flips the incoming image around so that you can see it right side up and bounces it onto the focusing screen where you see it.

The SLR design allows one camera to accommodate a very wide range of lens focal lengths, and that's the biggest reason that SLRs dominate serious photography. The explanation? With a non-SLR camera, you have to match the angle of view of the "taking" lens with that of the "viewing" lens. That's easy with a fixed lens or a short-range zoom, but it requires increasingly complex and expensive viewfinder mechanisms as you try to cover a wider range of focal lengths. With an SLR, you avoid this problem because the taking and viewing lens are one and the same.

Most dSLR models beyond entry-level models incorporate a Live View mode, which allows the photographer to use the LCD to compose shots the same way they can with a snapshot camera. The most basic implementations generally lock up the mirror, with the prism diverting the image to a small sensor that feeds through to the LCD rather than to the capture sensor. This does tend to hurt performance, however. Early versions required that you focus manually when in Live View mode, but current models use contrast autofocus.

Types of digital SLRs

Interchangeable-lens full system digital SLR

These are what most people mean when they say "digital SLR," and they are the primary focus of this buying guide. As the name implies, the capability to remove one lens and replace it with another--to go from, say, ultra-wide-angle to supertelephoto--is what sets these cameras apart.

Examples: Almost all of the digital SLRs available today are of this type. Here you'll find reviews of the entry-level, prosumer, and professional models that we like best.

Fixed-lens digital SLR

The lenses on these cameras can't be removed, which limits their versatility. The best known of these models use a semitransparent, nonmoving mirror to bounce some light to the viewfinder while letting most through to the sensor, which means you can use their LCDs for composing.

Examples: Olympus E-20N

SLR-like or SLR-style

These are standard digicams that use an electronic viewfinder (EVF)--just a small LCD--in place of an SLR's pentaprism or a point-and-shoot's optical finder. They can't truly be considered SLRs because they have no mirror, and we've yet to see an EVF that approaches the image quality of a decent pentaprism viewfinder. Most cameras of the type have extremely long zoom lenses and cameras are sometimes referred to as ZLRs or megazooms.

Examples: Megazoom

Interchangeable lens cameras

Also referred to as Hybrid cameras, these are models which use the same technology as point-and-shoots, but incorporate an interchangeable lens mount. The first "standard" to emerge in this market is the Olympus/Panasonic Micro Four Thirds joint technology venture. Like SLR-style cameras, they use an EVF, since they lack a mirror for an optical through-the-lens view.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hmmm we are done eating but my car is not ready yet. Hmmm what do i do now?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mama's frog

Isnt this cute? Joey just drew this on a piece of tissue while waiting for me to finish up my durian. :)