Another History In The Making for Sarah

29th December 2007 @ Saturday.

This day was Sarah’s first day in primary school. She is into standard One in a few days and the school had its orientation day today for the standard one students.

I am so proud of this girl of mine. She was extremely excited about the whole idea of going to the ‘real’ school. What more with her new school uniform, bags, shoes, getah rambut 🙂 … you named it, all new, head to the very last toe. hehe 

Sarah is one jovial and warm soul. She smiles a lot and laugh a lot, dance a lot, sing a lot, shout a lot, ‘berangan’ a lot.. and the list goes on.

I have few photos of her first day @ primary.  Just look how happy she is  !

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As a mother, I only have my doa for her.  I know she will make me proud soon.  Happy schooling Sarah.. you have many many more years to go 🙂

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Bidding Farewell to my 2007, welcome 2008 !

Pergh. What a year it has been. It will take awhile for me to consume all that have happened in the year of 2007.

As I am writing this, we got only one more final weekend before 2008 arrives.  As next week comes, Tuesday to be exact, we are already in the new year.

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I must say, if I sat down alone quietly sipping my favourite nescafe, I can actually write a whole book about what 2007 has been. Many major and minor yet important events has taken place.  My dad in law is now back with us after almost 2 years staying with other bros and sis.  Being said that, I stayed with him for almost 12 years before that. My dad is a stroke patient for almost 7  years and has been bed-ridden since.

I never actually say this loud, but looking at him has brought some new perpectives for me in viewing what life is all about when I am old. Sigh.

As for a very important chapter of my life, friendship – must say 2007 has been challenging.  Many of my friends in this year of 2007, re-marrying, sadly divorced and as for this one friend, Eydah, who faced the great test of her lifetime when her beloved hubby passed away peacefully quite recently at the age of only 41 years old. Al fatihah.

Not forgetting to mention, some happy moments such as results of UPSR and stuff. Congrats Haziq.

Oh, and of course same problems here and there – again major and minor.  We shared our concern and doa for a better things to happen in our life. We have come a long long way with this ‘friendship’ thing and will remain like it is for eternity. Friendship plays a major role in my life and I love my friends like my very own family. I called them friends that turn family and thankful for having them over the many many years, sharing and supporting.

And, as important as it is, I have met and make my acquantaince with many many new fabulous friends as well for the year of 2007 !

Like I said, I can write a book. Hmmm.

But just to summary (for my own memory of course) :

March 2007 

  • My Sarah Kamilia turned six.
  • My dad passed away in 2001. Al fatihah.
  • Damia Qaisarah turned 2.

May 2007     

  • Mark my one year instinct with my current job.
  • My Miza Syakirah turns 13.
  • Miza enrolled into boarding school. First in the second generation of Mamat bin Jaya and Ali bin Salleh to be enrolled in a boarding School. She made us all very proud and syukur.

June 2007

  • 14 years of happiness it has been 🙂 and still counting.

July 2007

  • My better half turns 4…. (oops). Dont worry darling, its just some numbers.
  • My Syaza Irdina blossomly turned 4.
  • My manja boy, Razin Hafizi turned 2.
  • my Blog@Somethin’ Light was born.

August 2007 

  • Another year wiser eh ? 🙂

Sept 2007     

  • It has been a sad 16 years since my mother passed away 😦 . Al Fatihah.
  • We happily welcomed Eusoff Ammar.

Oct 2007

  • A great person, Allahyarham Prof. Iskandar Abdullah peacefully passed away. Al Fatihah.
  • Kelantan Trip after almost 3 years !

Nov 2007

  • My first son handsomely turned 11.

Dec 2007

  • My cousin, Linda passed away 😦

As for the coming year of 2008, it will definitely mark another challenging year to embrace.

I have always thought of life as of some knowledge that comes along with it. It teaches me stuff. Some will definitely make me wiser. I never actually believe in the saying, “you will be wiser as time goes” – but nowadays, I am beginning to realize, yes it is very true. With honesty in viewing life and some even may have been fated, nothing is coincidence and it happen for ‘A’ reason to be discoverd or never to be discovered, but with ‘A’ reason it is.

Sometimes, must admit I am bit ‘lembab’ with senses but God willing, ada sahaja sahabat or family member yang genuinely cared for me with ‘ketuk’ my head to wake me up. Syukur.

Having writing all of the above, with lafaz Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I wish everybody and myself inclusive, “Selamat Datang 2008 !). It will be another good year, InsyaAllah.

Sixth Sense

So much is going on nowadays. In my life at least.

This ‘knowing’ feeling is so great sometimes that I am amazingly amazed and puzzled of how true can certain things be.

How many times in our life when we actually got this urge or feel that something is going to happen and being said outloud, this and this will happen and it ACTUALLY did take place.   Sixth Sense??

This kinda thing is indeed common to many.

As for me, I am not proud of it everytime something did happen afterall. In fact, it saddened me many times when it does take place, what more if it is something that is awful or sad.

Worst if it tangled among your loved ones…  😦   let it be families or friends.  And I wish then, if only they also knew… they might have want to do something about it..

Benazir Killed (June 21,1953 – Dec 27,2007)

😦 Al Fatihah.

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This face is surely will be greatly missed by many of her true supporters in Pakistan. She is the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and had just returned to Pakistan from an eight-year exile on Oct 18, 2007. 

To be quite honest, I dont really understand why some females especially are truely fighting for what they believe in ending up causing your life.

I am no big fan or whatever but the news of  her death in such a tragic way had saddened me.

All major newspaper all around the world today, am sure, reporting this – The Pakistani opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto was killed yesterday in a suicide attack as she drove away from a campaign rally.

She is indeed a great loss to the muslim people.

Seriously people, what the hell is going in with this world??? 😦

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (the series)

I dont read. Tell me whatever, but I dont. I love knowledge but I dont read. Well, I do however, got other resources for information of course.

hehe.

Therefore, this wise friend of mine 🙂 knowing me like ‘so well’, (erks) instead has decided to get me this sort-of flash cards of this famous book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray ! hmmm.

So, for sharing purposes it is, even this book is so common, and I am sure all must have owned a piece, I would just like to make it on point forms  here, as my personal journal and knowledge and hope to be of some info for you guys as well.

This is so interesting and we shall do this in ‘series kinda thing..’

So, for a start, (not too sure to start with which card because its all indeed very very interesting.) But here goes eh.                                           

  •  Men take generalizations literally and get defensive.
  • Women use “always” and “never” when they are feeling insecure.
  • A challenge for a men is to support a woman when she is talking.
  • A challenge for women is to support a man when he isn’t talking.

  • Give him space to recover from the stress of his day.
  • Ask her specific questions about her day.
  • Men tend to think money is the solution to all problems.
  • Money does not prevent women from feeling overwhelmed.
  • Men do not like being told what to do
  • Women do not appreciate being told how to change their feelings.
  • When men talk about their problems, they are looking for solutions.
  • The more a women feels the right to be upset, the less upset she will be.

Hmmm… Now this is scarry. Hence, gives me at least, a better perspective and understanding to matters. One thing for sure,  men and women will for eternity differs !

(to be continued…) hehehe

Expect the Unexpected

I am not too sure how to begin this.

 Just too many unexpected has taken place. At least for the year of 2007.

Most recent one is my dearest friend’s bro who is supposedly to be married in less then 2 weeks is having some serious issues. The family is rectifying many ‘internal’ things and I prayed so much that things will be okay by time the wedding is scheduled.

The loss of my dearest cousin, in a tragic road accident less then 3 weeks ago is also another thing I am still consuming. I must admit among us all in KL, she had always come to me for almost anything and we became indeed very close. 😦 She was only 32 years old and in the midst of preparing for her wedding scheduled sometime in February next year.

And not to mention the recent appointment of my better half to sit as the Director, Technical for MASUM. No doubt its indeed a good news for him and our family but much of his time is now away attending sports events, sports opening and closing, never ending series of meetings, outstation trips, bla bla… sigh.

I dont really remember when was the last time he was this busy and children did sometimes make a ‘tiny’ fuss here and there.

As time passes, I have come to the term to expect the unexpected. Above are just a few to mention and there is like sejuta more things that is going on that least I expect.

Life is a mystery on its own eh.

Perhaps all of us should learn to expect the unexpected…