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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alexxis Midvalley Garden......28th Birthday of Bo is a Nerd


The Shah Alam clan & friends gathered at Alexxis Midvalley Gardens to celebrate "November Babies Birthday". The celebrated ones were Amru, Lisa, Wafi and myself. The usual suspects were there; Shahrul + Surini, Zul + Mazlina, Amru+Siti, Fariz+Lisa, Soraya+Razlan+the girls, Wafi, Jazdee  and finally me and wifey, Azhani. Special mention to Zul+Mazlina & Shahrul+Surini for organizing a great celebration. Thanks guys. Can really feel the love and feel very much appreciated.






It was our first time at Alexxis and the place is comfy and out of the way. Its situated on the 1st Floor of Midvalley Gardens, near the Robinson's department store entrance (North Tower of The Gardens). The food was excellent and service was quick. However, the order taking could do with some improvement where the servers just put the food on the table without knowing which meal is for which person. Best example was when Wafi's pizza came and without knowing, the pizza was meant for Soraya instead of Wafi. By the time Wafi wolfed down the pizza (with the help of Zul, Jazdee and myself), the mistakes was then only realised.


Wafi's Pizza (or was it Soraya's??) 

Back to the celebration, I had the Sirloin Steak Grilled Sandwich and Azhani had the Nasi Kerabu Alexxis Special. Both dishes were tasty.



 Grilled Sirloin Steak Sandwich


 Alexxis Nasi Kerabu Fried Rice

We then exchanged birthday gifts. Shahrul gave me a Del Piero Juventus jersey. It was great and awesome as it came from Italy (that was what Shahrul said). 

 Shahrul+Surini's Gift

Amru+Siti gave a big bouquet of flowers as my birthday gift  (go figure) which Azhani really liked (me too!)

Amru+Siti's Gift

Fariz+Lisa gave a birthday card with a sweet message in it.

Fariz+Lisa's Gift
 
Then came the chocolate cheese birthday cake; which is  the way I like my cheese cake to be. Chocolatey. Nice.

Yummy Chocolate Cheese Cake

All in all it was a great get together and fun seeing the guys (outside the futsal court of course). Next event will be NATS Family Day at Janda Baik. Just can't wait.










Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street !!!

 


Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street!!! Yup. On 9th November, which also happens to be my birthday, marks four decades of Sesame Street entertaining and educating children all across the world. I was first introduced to this great instituiton when ibu was studying for her MBA in the USA. Those were the days when tv were safe and would be a reliable baby sitter.


I still remember Kimi and I spending the whole hour in front of the television, being entertained by a group of characters called "muppets" consisting of a big yellow bird (Big Bird), a green gouchy one that lives in a trash can (Oscar), a blue muppet monster that loves cookies ( Cookie Monster) and the list goes on.


I learned a lot from Sesame Street. How to count (Count Von Count), how to "follow the arrow" (the song sometimes play in my head whenever I exit shopping malls..hehe) and how to be kind and generous.
Here are some of my favourite muppets which were my teachers and friends:

Name: Big Bird
Description: 8-foot 2-inch yellow bird
Likes: Singing, roller skates and making people feel better
Dislikes: Making mistakes
Favourite Toy: Radar, his teddy bear







Name: Elmo
Description: Friendly, cheerful red monster
Likes: Playing, learning and looking at books.
Pet: Dorothy, pet goldfish.






Name: Cookie Monster
Description: Blue, shaggy and loves cookies.
Favourites: Loves to eat crunchy fruits, vegetables and of course cookies







Name: Ernie (left)
Description: Bert's best buddy

Likes: Baths with Rubber Ducky & annoy Bert.
Favourite Toy: Rubber Ducky



Name: Bert
Description: Ernie's long suffering sidekick.
Dislikes: Being the butt of Ernie's jokes.

But my favourite muppet is:



Name: Oscar the Grouch
Description: Green, scruffy and lives in a trash can.
Likes: Collecting junk, arguing and rainy days.
Favourite Expression: "SCRAM"






Oscar is cool and tells it how it is. That's why he is my favourite. What is yours?







Thursday, November 12, 2009

Elizabeth Lambert: The Most Hated Female College Soccer Player



I came across this news on ESPN about this female college soccer player from the University of New Mexico (The Lobos). She got in a whole lot of trouble after this video was shown of her pulling BYU player's ponytail, elbowing her in the back and also kicking out against the opponent. As a result of this, the NCAA (the National Collegiate Athletic Association) have banned her indefinitely. You can read it here.
She is the most hated female college player and heck, she even has a few, yup a FEW Facebook sites put up for her. Starting for those "Elizabeth Lambert for President" to "Elizabeth Lambert is a Bitch".

I'll leave you guys to the video footage that brought her instant fame and also shame. I hope our NATS Futsal session does not become this violant.




Jangan Pandang Rendah Pada Brand BATA



Brand BATA sudah lama bertapak di Malaysia (atau dahulunya Tanah Malaya) & sudah sebati di hati masyarakat kita sebagai jenama kasut kaki yang di percayai. Masih lagi teringat semasa zaman kanak-kanak, parents bawak pergi beli kasut raya atau kasut sekolah atau selipar di kedai BATA. Seronok tak hingat time tu.Happy times.


Aku nak bercerita sebelum Hari Raya Eidulfiitri yang lalu, aku telah membeli sepasang sandal BATA yang amat selesa dan sesuai untuk di buat berjalan2 semasa menziarah.Harganya hanya RM29.90. Tadi semasa aku baru nak pergi on my "Mengidam Run" (wife aku yang pregnant lah..bukan aku yg mengidam..ishh) aku mencari sandal utk di pakai. Cari punya cari....TAKDE!!! Sah kena curik. Sebak Sedih muncul dan hampir titiskan air mata. Kasut ayah & isteri saya yang lebih mahal masih ada. Sandal aku juga yang di rembat? Pelik.

Kepada yang terambil atau "buat2" terambil sandal aku tu, pulangkanlah sandal aku tu. balik. Parents korang tak ajar ke tak baik mencuri barang orang? Aku janji tak buat apa2 kat korang. Cuma pulangkan balik selipar sandal aku tu. Aku janji.

Jika ada yang terjumpa, rupa sandal tu ada camnie.

Sementara itu, terpaksalah aku menggunakan selipar jepun dan menggunakan langkah-langkah lebih drastik utk pastikan benda ni tak berulang.







Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My 28th Birthday Gift


Rooney's old Nike T90 Laser are my new Nike T90 Laser. They were my 28th birthday present from my lovely and understanding wife (buy me more stuff and I'll attach more superlatives to you sayang ;P).

I chose them over Cesc Fabregas' CTR360 (which she really insisted me to have, eventhough they are more expensive) as the T90 Laser has a bigger sweet spot for precision and accuracy.

I am hoping these pair of bright yellow work of art to serve me well as excellent they served United's Wayne Rooney.


SMART ForFour for Sale




I am helping out a friend to sell his wife's SMART FORFOUR 1.5. The pictures are as above.
The details are as below:

Price: RM 55 555
Reg. year: 2005

Mileage: 45 000 - 49 999
Make: Mercedes Benz
Model: Others
Transmission: Both
Engine Capacity: 1500 cc
Accessories: Solar Film, CD Player, Airbag driver, Airbag passenger, ABS Brakes, Sport rims, Alarm, Central lock, Adjustable steering

Other Notable mentions:
Paddle Shift,
MP3 Player
Color: Blue Black
Accident free

Loan can be arranged.
Interested pls call : Bo 019-259 1379 or 010-505 0000

Monday, November 9, 2009

The best team won...and it was not Chelsea

Chelsea..........1 Man Utd........0

Injustice was done yesterday at Stamford Bridge when Manchester United bowed to a header from John Tery. It was again a refereeing blunder, a horrendous mistake from Mr Martin Atkinson, the ref of the match.

The foul awarded for the free kick that resulted to the Chelsea winner was wrongly awarded. Darren Fletcher clearly won the ball.... CLEANLY!!!. Fletch did NOT touch Ashley Cole.

The referee's (Mr Martin Atkinson) position for the free kick was also poor. He had a Chelsea player namely oe Cole in front of him and could not see Drogba pulling Wes Brown down when Wes could have cleared the ball before it reached Terry's head.

I personally was embarassed and couldnt contain myself with the poor showing in our loss to Liverpool at Anfield two weeks ago but in yesterday's defeat to Chelsea, United can take a whole lot of positives from this match. This attacking prowess of the United of old was done without Ferdinand, Vidic, Park ji Sung & Berbatov. Without Berbatov in the line-up, somehow the ball and chain had been taken off from each of United's player's ankles. It was not a conventional 4-4-2 but a rather an effective 4-2-3-1 with Rooney playing the lone striker. The order of the day from this United side was pace, speed, pace and did I mentioned more pace.
Throughout the pitch United were better. Antonio Valencia is now starting to justify his rather large price tag, attacked Ashley Cole with pace. Evra rang rings around Ivanovic and turned him inside out. Wes Brown & Johnny Evans reduced in-form Drogba to an old's lady blouse, big & ragged. Carrick, Giggsy, Anderson & Fergie's big game player Fletcher made Chelsea's diamond midfield almost non-existent.

All over the pitch the best players were wearing United's red.

However, in the end Chelsea are now 5 points in front of the reigning champions but with the display shown by the Red Devils in this unjustified defeat will surely rejuvenate the champions' season.

Glory Glory Man Utd!!!




My 28th Birthday with the NATS Family

Smooshy but tasty!
Thanks guys, NATS Family for the birthday song & celebration last night and special thank you to , Shahrul, Zul, Faizal & Wafi for the yummy (but not good looking) birthday cake.
Free Game Voucher from Frenzy Futsal

Thanks to Jini for getting me the FREE GAME voucher from Futsal Frenzy. Next week kita main 1 jam free..wooohhooo...




Friday, November 6, 2009

Rocky roads ahead....

This tricky, dangerous, up, down and winding road started 3 months ago. It started off quite alright, things were moving slowly and I do really mean SLOWLY but lately the waters have been a little bit choppy. The horses are just running wild and wrecking havoc to whichever path it goes through.

Trying my best to hold my nerves in check but sometimes they get the best of me. The journey is still more than half way. I hope things would get better and I can learn to become a better man, person and husband out of it.

At the end of this journey insya'Allah I will be on another journey without any rest in between and also with a new title attached to me. This journey will bring me a new passanger that would totally be dependent on me for the whole of *his/her's* existence. I pray to Allah for all the patience, strength and wisdom for this journey and the next one that I know will be never ending.

You don't have enough balls in you

As usual some of us at Tune Talk would go down to the mamak in front of the office to have afternoon tea. This time we'll name her Betty. Betty bought some kuih and told us to share it with her as she bought them especially for sharing. She brought the kuih and instantly said to Nas "Nas, take some banana balls. You dont have enough balls inside of you". All of us at the table burst into laughter while Betty got blank faced and asked , "What??!!".

Nas asked her, "
What did you call those things again?" Betty again said, "Banana balls"!!. Again the group wailed in laughter and leaving Betty red.

You guys wanna know what banana balls are? Here you go...


Cekodok Pisang aka Banana Balls


If you feel you need some "balls", get some cekodok pisang or like Annie calls em' banana balls...hehehe..





Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dedicated to Liverpool Fans

To LIVERPOOL FANS..... YNWA
You'll Never Win Anything



While....United fans....
Berba scores a beauty
Wazza wheels off in delight.... 2 - 0 to the champions

GLORY GLORY MAN UTD!!!





Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Ratings : 8.5 out of 10

Running Time:
90 minutes
Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt & Neil Patrick Harris
Director: Chris Miller
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Synopsis: Based on Judi and Ron Barrett's imagination-capturing kids' book: When wacky inventor Flint (voiced by Bill Hader) figures out how to make it rain different types of food, his small town gets wrapped up in the phenomenon—except Flint's dad (James Caan), who just wants his son to join him in his bait and tackle shop. As pizza, ice cream and more falls from the sky and Flint flirts with local weather reporter Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), will big appetites lead to big disaster?

The wife got a couple of free GSC voucher tickets, so we decided that maybe we should try to catch this one as it has been a long time since we went out on a movie date. We went to Tropicana City Mall's GSC as we have never been there. It is safe to say that it would be our 1st & last time we'll go there. Tropicana City Mall makes Shah Alam's Plaza Alam Sentral like a Midvalley Megamall.



Back to the movie, its basically a kiddie movie and a fun laugh out loud movie. Its a good movie to hang loose without having to decypher the movie. The only thing that made me think was ...where can I get a good juicy thick burger? Azhani liked the part where the town was covered in ice-cream. Well, me too...hehehe.



Its a good relaxing movie for adults and is highly recomendable for the young uns. The movie did its job and made my Azhani laugh. So, no complaints from me :)










Monday, October 19, 2009

In the Womb (A Wonderful Journey)

I found this incredible video through a friend's link on Facebook and was so moved by it that I cried. Its so beautiful and touching. I'll just leave you guys to enjoy it. But before that, I wanna say something to two special people in my life.

To Ibu,
I know I have given you hard times and would not be able to repay all you have done for me. I just want you to know that I love you. Love you Ibu.

To Azhani, my bride.
You will always be my bride til' Allah decides its time for us to part. I hope to have a blessed life with you and have many beautiful & god loving children with you, Insya'Allah. I love you Noor Azhani.






Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Obertan Set to Debut


Gabriel Obertan, the 3 mill pound Man Utd summer arrival from Bordeux is set to be handed his senior debut for the visit of Bolton to the Theatere of Dreams. Obertan is also very likely to be included in United's squad to face CSKA Moscow for next week's Champions League game.

The French Under 21 international was given a 45 minute run out with Red Devil's legends Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reserves team against Oldham United which the Devils won 3 - 0.

Obertan struggled at first to find his feet during the reserves game but once he found his footing he displayed why the REIGNING ENGLISH CHAMPIONS spent 3 million to bring him to the club. Posessing Thierry Henry like speed, ability to play on both flanks with both feet and having good balance sees Obertan potentially adding to United's already devastating strikeforce.




Tuesday, October 13, 2009

STROKE

The other day my collegue was telling me about his aunty who passed away due to stroke. She was a healthy 40 year old lady and died shortly after having a BBQ at a relatives place.

My collegue told me that she took a tumble during the BBQ and stayed down for quite some time before picking herself up. She got up and said she insist she was fine after they offered to call the ambulance over. She went on enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Her husband called later that evening and told that his wife was taken to the hospital (passed away at 4 a.m.).

Apparently she suffered from a stroke that could had been reversed if the symptoms were catched earlier.

Recognizing a stroke, SIMPLE!
Remember STR
S - Get te person to SMILE
T - Get the person to TALK coherently. For example, "What a nice day we are having"
R - Get the person to RAISE his/her's both arms.

Another symptom is to ask him to stuck out his tongue. If the tongue is crooked or goes to one side to the other, it is also an indication of a stroke.

So, whenever a person bumps his/her head or falls down, try to carry out these simple exercises. Better still, go directly to the nearest medical facility.




Sunday, October 11, 2009

Syawal 2009 in Bangi & Taiping


Pictures from this year's Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This year I am celebrating it for the first time as a huband and with my new extended family. Our theme for this year was purple.

Celebrated 1st day of Hari Raya in Bangi with my in laws. They are very loving & a tight knit unit.

Here are some pictures from my Aidilfitri celebrations for this year.






Sunday, September 20, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri


I just want to wish those who follow my blog, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Maaf Zahir Batin.

Saya ingin menyusun 10 jari untuk memohon ampun & maaf jika ada terkasar bahasa, perbuatan samada yang sengaja atau tidak di sengajakan. Di minta di halalkan makan minum saya dan apa2 yang di ambil atau di "ter" ambil oleh saya.

Sekali lagi, saya ingin mengucapkan
SELAMAT HARI RAYA MAAF
ZAHIR & BATIN

Friday, September 4, 2009

You Gotta Read This...*funny*

I was reading a friend's blog and found this entry to be damn funny. I was laughing like an imbecile at my cubicle at work.

You guys gotta read it for yourselves.

Click here to be an imbecile like me.




Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Hippie song that made ibu cry....

I was trying to get a few extra winks after sahur this morning but could not get 'em (due to my brain being really active this morning) & decided to get online. Then "Y! " showed a piece of music news on "Hippie song makes music industry history". Instantly, I knew that this was Jason Mraz's catchy and laid back tune "I'm Yours" from his We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things album.

It is now officially the longest running record on the Billboard 100 Chart with 71 consecutive weeks beating "How Do I Live" by Leann Rimes which held the previous record for 69 weeks. I myself like the song and it always brings back good memories when listening to it. It holds a special place in my heart and also our family.

"I'm Yours" was the official anthem for my lil' brother's, Kimi wedding last year. Even during my wedding this year, my whole family asked "Apa lagu tema along tahun ni?" (What is your theme song gonna be Along?).

Kimi is now in London & Evereux for work related training since early June & ibu got hold of the news recently that he might not be able to celebrate Eidulfitri or Hari Raya with us. Somehow like on que, her phone rang & "I'm Yours" started playing (her ringtone for our family members). She shed a few tears while answering the call from my other lil' brother Mizi, which made Mizi cried too (he's such a softy..well we all are).

Hope Kimi can give ibu & us some good news by this week & get his scrawny annoying, lame ass jokes behind back in time for Hari Raya.

In the mean time, we will always have you close, my brother when "I'm Yours" starts playing.





Sunday, August 30, 2009

What has been going on....

Its been a while since I updated this bad boy. Lotsa things and events had created this long hiatus from updating. It doesn't help also that I'm also a lazy bum. Yep, I said it myself. Sheeshh....

Let me try to ease myself back into the groove. Where do I start? Here we go...

No 1: Got a new Tune & loving the sound of it everyday
I left my old job at Shell in April & joined a new mobile provider Tune Talk as a Finance Executice. It's a new player in the mobile network industry. So, the whole adventure of being with a start up and a new mobile company is interesting. Tune Talk just like Celcom, Digi, Maxis etc..but totally different. Working at Tune Talk is totally different then my previous workplace where at TT you are given more freedom to express yourself through your work and in return the company just wants you to deliver what they ask of you. Totally a 360 from the rigid and shackeled working life at Shell Shared Service Centre - Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd. I'm still grateful for the experience and great friends I've gained during my time at SSSC-KL but Im thankful to move on to a hopefully a great company. For more information on Tune Talk, go to www.tunetalk.com. Also, my Tune Talk number is 010 - 505 000. How cool is that?..hehe..

No 2: I finally got married....
Wedding in Shah Alam

On 24th July 2009, I got married. The lucky lady comes by the name of Noor Azhani Binti Shamsudin.
The akad nikah was held at Azhani's in Bandar Baru Bangi after Asar prayers. With 1 lafaz of the Akad (maintaining the proud record of the Shah Alam guys) & also being kadi - ed by Azhani,'s dad I was now a married man.
The event was very nerve wrenching. The imam had this bright idea of asking me 10 questions before proceeding with the akad nikah. My mind was totally blank and my nerves got the best of me eventhough the questions were very easy. But being a true warrior, I pulled myself together and got the job done.
The receptions were held on 25th & 26th of July 09 (the following days after nikah). Both events were beautiful and was great to share them with friends & family.

More pictures can be found at the official photog's website. Click here.

No. 3 : Passing my ACCA exam in August 2009

During the hectic period of preparing for my wedding, I sat for my ACCA paper and alhamdulillah pass the paper. I really was preparing for the worst as I did not prepared myself this time around due to just started working at Tune Talk and also with all the wedding preparation taking up my time.

Only started preparing for the exams 2 days before exam day. Its beyond me that I passed the paper and I am grateful to Allah almighty for giving this rezeki. Alhamdulillah.
Btw, I got 51 marks. Yeah, pass nasib but still a pass..hehehe...

I am looking forward every day for what is installed. Life is great and it must be lived to the fullest....

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