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If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback

Monday, November 30, 2009

If today was your last day, what would you do?

Hmmm...makes you wonder, ain't it?

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Tiring Sunday

Sunday, November 29, 2009
3 events happened today - my youngest brother's 17th birthday; my mum's youngest brother, Uncle Ah Onn's engagement and my own brother, Brother Adi's unofficial proposal to his gf.

As we had a very tight scheadule, we had an early birthday celebration for my brother. By 10.30am, we were off to the bride-to-be's house at Lambak. Gosh! I didn't know how many relatives I have (from my mother's side) considering that I rarely (and almost never) meet any of them! FYI out there who doesn't know this yet, my mum is a chinese convert and eventhough all her siblings are scattered around the Brunei Muara district (apart from 1 cousin of mine in Canada and another in Australia), we only see each other (if we are very lucky) during the Chinese New Year or weddings but apart from that....it's quiet difficult.

Congratulations to my Uncle Ah Onn and her fiance (I forgot her name..lousy me!). After all the years my popo (that's grandma in chinese) nagged, at last he is finally there - getting married, I mean! ;)

All pictures posted here are from own Nikon camera. Considering that I was appointed the task as the camerawoman - unofficially - hence the pictures here are all taken by my brothers. I will try to post some pictures that I had taken, using my uncle's camera, once I managed to get hold of it.













Oh yea! I met an old old friend while I was there. The last time I met her had to be in our final year high school in '97! She is a colleague of my uncle's fiance! What a small world! Okay! Let me rephrase that - what a small Brunei!

We took off from the bride-to-be's place around 12.30pm, went to fetch my dad's mum and straight went to Limbang - that's where my brother's gf, Munirah lives. It is not an official proposal yet. Our purpose was to discuss what the lady's family required for the official bersuruh and bertunang and to decide the date. All in all, it went well, Alhamdulillah! Long que to and from Limbang! We were stuck 1 hour before and 1 hour after and by the time I came home, I didn't feel that well. M not so good sitting at the furthest back of a vehicle for a long period of time! I started to get car sick! For a long journey, I either become the driver or sit behind the driver, not 2 seats away from the driver!

It had been a tiring day! Dunno what next week would bring!
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Yang Sebenarnya

Saturday, November 28, 2009






Title: Yang Sebenarnya
Author: Aisya Sofea
No. of Pages: 500 pages
Publisher: Alaf 21 Sdn Bhd





From her first novel till this lastest one, I had never missed any of Aisya Sofea's novels. She is one of my favourite novelists. And her novels never ceased to amaze me. But somehow, Yang Sebenarnya, her latest novel, didn't reach up to my expectation.


"Tidak semua cinta itu berbalas. Inilah yang terjadi kepada Eddie. Akibat cintanya ditolak oleh Nazirah, sepupunya, dia nekad membawa diri ke London. Hatinya perlu dirawat.

Kelukaan Eddie mendapat simpati daripada Nadhiya, adik Nazirah. Melalui kiriman e-mel dan YM, Nadhiyah sentiasa meyakinkan Eddie bahawa cinta akan datang lagi. Namun, hati Eddie belum terbuka untuk mencari pengganti.

Seiring waktu berlalu...cinta Eddie semakin memekar. Dengan semangat baru, Eddie pulang bersama cinta untuk Nadhiya. Malangnya, kalimat keramat itu tidak terucap dari bibirnya, apatah lagi Nadhiya melayannya seperti seorang abang. Eddie jadi panasaran. Akibatnya, mereka sering bertelingkah tanpa sebab. Nadhiya memendam rasa...lelaki itu seperti memusuhinya.

Semua harus dirungkaikan. Eddie perlu berterus terang tentang perasaan sebenarnya. Dan Nadhiya pula mesti menyedari bahawa cinta baru Eddie adalah untuk dirinya!"

I don't know what other readers' opinions on Aisya Sofea's latest novel but hey, it's just my own opinion here! 8 of her previous novels, I enjoyed reading it. My favourite would be Adam & Hawa...definitly all-time favourite ;)
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Rindu Saliha







Title: Rindu Saliha
Author: Anita Abdullah
No. of Pages: 446 pages
Publisher: Kaki Novel






"Saliha seorang gadis yang memiliki banyak keistimewaan. Dia menghadapi dugaan dalam percintaan. Namun begitu gadis ini tetap tabah dan yakin setiap kejadiaan ada hikmahnya. Dia lebih banyak mengadu dan berserah terhaap Yang Maha Pencipta dan mempunyai prinsip tersendiri dalam hidupnya. Semakin hatinya terluka semakin hampir dirinya dengan Tuhan. Dia memperindahkan lagi dirinya dengan akhlak yang mulia sesuai dengan fitrah sebagai perempuan.


Walaupun dilukai oleh kekasih pertama yang curang ketika berjauhan darinya namun di hatinya tidak pernah berdendam dengan jejaka tersebut. Dr. Saif Hilfi dalam diam memujanya. Haikal, kekasih pertamanya masih mengharap kasihnya walaupun telah memiliki seorang gadis yang hebat. Juga, Tengku Fikri yang pada awalnya berniat jahat padanya telah bertukar mencintainya. Dia tidak pernah melatah. Malah, dia tidak pernah emosional di dalam membuat keputusan. Tanpa di duganya Firdaus Zamawi anak rakan kongsi Umminya di Marina Resort yang juga dianggap sebagai sahabat turut menaruh perasaan terhadapnya. Firdaus Zamawi berniat untuk menjadikan Saliha sebagai isteri untuk menggantikan tempat tunangnya Dina yang telah meninggal dunia dalam kemalangan jalanraya.

Dalam keresahan jiwanya, rindu Saliha tetap satu...lelaki itu terlalu istimewa buat dirinya walaupun dugaan terpaksa ditempuhi demi memiliki cinta yang sejati...

Tertunaikah harapan di hati Saliha kerana Allah telah menetapkan jodoh setiap insan yang diciptakanNya."

Basically the synopsis at the back of the book tells it all. Between Haikal, Saif, Tengku Fikri and Zamawi, which 1 she chooses? 4 men, 1 woman, the book sure shouts complicated! But it was a fun read =D
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Latest Read

Friday, November 27, 2009

Finished reading Rindu Saliha last Wednesday but somehow m so lazy to type in the review...haha! *lazy bum*

And today, I just finished Aisya Sofea's latest novel, Yang Sebenarnya. Also m kindda lazy to type in the review. I will try to do it before the week is up...*I try!*

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha


Today, 2 millions Muslim gathered in Padang Arafah, making their way to Muzaliffah, the 'closing' of their meaningful Haj. Muslims all over the world celebrated Eid El Adha today.

I miss being there!

May they all have a safe journey home..
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Agriculture and Agrifood Expo 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Went there last Sunday with my bff.

The expo is opened to public from the 19th - 30th November located at the McFarm area in Tungku. Admissions are free! It's totally worth it!

Thanx to my bff for all the pictures.