Sunday, May 28, 2006


Charity .... even with a trifle

Fellow wonderful readers ,

I have been in touch with Rumah Amal Limpahan Kasih @ Puchong . In Dec 05, I went there with my family to send over some contribution (collected from friends and neighbours) to help them for the school openings. I wrote a short write-up and email it to my neighbours and friends who further forward the email to their friends. Many more helping hands reach RALK. The simple act of writing a simple write-up and the use of techology supported by the kind hearts of neighbours and friends DO MAKE THING HAPPEN. Now they have adequate furniture and beds for their daily use. Thank you very much indeed.

Last 2 weeks, I had another opportunity to visit RALK with my bestest friend, Elin and her daughter. Here is some update on RALK for your reading pleasure.

RALK is founded by Puan Rabaah (the blue head scarf lady) and her husband En Zawawi (not in the picture). The children under their care are orphans or children from poor families. They have 2 helpers Kak As (with the pink head scarf) and another kakak.

Currently there are about 16 kids from age 6 - 15. They are in the process of establishing a permanent place at Kg Sri Aman, Puchong. In the mean time while soliciting for donors, they are renting 2 houses in Bandar Bukit Puchong2. One for the girls and another one for the boys.

We went there to send 20 sets of bed sheets (courtesy of my M*S & I*M friends)

The new green bed sheets do brighten the room ...kan kan kan ...

As well as 15 bright-colored towels gift from a friend, Teacher Shafinaz.

To all my friends who contributed to help my visit to RALK more meaningful, Thank You Very Much. May Allah bless your kind deeds .
I am merely doing the despatch job :)
As of today this is the list of things that you can further contribute (not limited to this list though) :
a) vacuum
b) toileteries
c) barangan dapur (kicap, sos, ikan bilis, kentang, garam, rempah etc)
d) clothes for the children (age 6-15 yrs)
e) time to do reading sessions
f) cash for the daily expenses
g) stationaries
h) .................

To those who wish to contribute to RALK, in deeds or cash or anything, do contact Puan Rabaah/ En Zawawi at 019-2227339 / 03-80601770 .

Kecil tapak tangan, nyiru di tadahkan.

Rumah Amal Limpahan Kasih @ Bandar Bukit Puchong2.

Charity .... even with a trifle

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Kerja Mak

I used to work as a Minah Kilang for 13 years.

Started there as my first job, offered during my degree final semester. Accepted it before going for my final exam and start right on once in the homeland.
I've never seriously-serously thinking of leaving the Kilang environment. Grew contended in my comfort zone. Well , I did leave for a year to do my Masters. I came back, unofficially ask for any vacancy and walllla wallaaa ... back as a Minah Kilang.
Never thought I can survive in other field.

Offers do come and go along the way. Not until this one, the ONE , which stuck in my head for weeks. Take it or let it go , as usual. Somehow, I decided to accept this particular offer.

The chain of event that lead to the job offer was so very effortless from my part. Even the h**dh*nt*r had been very accomodating in meeting with me at odd times.

Parking is designated, logistic is better, salary well ok lah not the determining factor ,
environment is a bit risky for my character (as I have been warn again and again by AAR) but i'm willing to take the risk. Prospect, in terms of the work itself ... well actually that's the catchy thing. I got to do similar thing with bigger scope.

So I left the Kilang environment and move to Tr*nsp*rt industry.

When I told the kids of my new employer, kids comments were made :

Rahman (then 6yo) : Mak kerja dengan k*p*lt*rb*ng sekarang ye ... mak jadi p*l*t ke ?

Aziz (then 4yo) : Aziz tau ... Mak kerja yang bawa turun beg dari k*p*lt*rb*ng ye ?

Azfar (then 8yo) : Abang rasa Mak kerja yang jaga parking K*p*lt*rb*ng !

So what actually do I do now to earn a paycheck ?

It's all
here ... for now, unless after the BIG-HOT-thing , significant changes happen and redeployment affect me. In the mean time, I will be keep doing what I am doing, of course with faster speed in anticipation of less "kakitangan", and Look Look and See See .

From early this week I should be expecting the worse to happen (work wise) and start thinking of the post-BIG-HOT-thing plan. What to do and How to do ?

Aaaaahhh fenatnya and sometimes scary to think of all this. In the mean time I will keep humming this song in my head ...

I Have a Dream — Abba

I have a dream, a song to sing

To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream

And dream I will ... good night zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Mat Kepitku

After a nice 12 days of Mak staying home ... inilah jadinya ... jadi Mat Kepit.

Tak pe lah Mat Kepit, jangan jadi Mat Rempit.

Making good of my MCs

By tomorrow, I will be on MC for 8 days + the 2 public holidays + 2 set of weekends ... it has been a straight 12 days of not going to the office.

Being a good employee, I do check my office email from time to time and call back my 2 staffs and the Admin to discuss issues and updates ... I even had phone discussion w/ the Auditor to clear up things. My eyes are not well, but my brain and mouth still in working condition. And the pink eye virus will not travel thru' the internet and phone line. So they are safe.

Now aside from the work that I've accomplished while on MC ... this is my other achievement :

Before - Uqbah Gondrong

Work-In-Progress1 - The Gondrong counting the minutes ...

Work-In-Progress2 - The center is already Botak - no turning back ...

After - Uqbah Gondrong No More

The work of the 1-eye MAK and Bibik Tutik.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

When Pink Turn To Purple

I was wrong ... I am NOT the untouchable Mom ... I am NOT the Super Mom ...

I was infected by the Pink Eye . Got it from Rahman who got it from Uqbah who got it from Aziz who got it from dunno where.
The timing was just not right. My eyes started to feel the itchiness Saturday morning and the pink lines appeared. Duhhhh it was suppose to be a looooong weekend with the Labour Day holiday on Monday. And I got this pink eye. Where can jalan-jalan like this.
So No IJN visiting Baby Faiz ; No joining Arisan at Tante Zardi's house (I miss all the food) ; No merendek shopping for the new washing machine

Dr Sharifah (neigbourhood GP) prescribed the same medication as for Rahman and siblings. After 2 days apparently that particular medication does not agree with my eyes, the eyes swell more and more and throbbing. The right eye was completely closed (sebab sakit bila paksa buka) and I became the 1-eye mother.

Now with only 1-eye open, I was not quick enough to wake up and Gendong Uqbah for his midnight Gendong. Uqbah was not happy and out of no where, crash his hard-head into my eyes ... my already swollen eyes . uwaaaaaaaaa my pink eyes turned purple eyes ....

No photos ... to gross.

So come Wed I drove with my one-eye to Medical Center, waited for 2 hrs for my turn to see the doctor and the doctor in charge prescribed me another set of eye drops + eye ointment + antibiotik.

During the 2 hrs wait, sempat dengar ceramah perdana, from the guy sitting next to me - apparently a veteran staff, about the HOT thing now . I suspect he's with H*.

"Elok you ambik ni, lagipun you perempuan, wife, yr husband kerja kan. You ambik duit ni, settle hutang piutang and have an easy life."

Alamak that "peramah" kind soul bersemangat betul, tak sempat nak menyampuk ...

"Betul Encik, tapi kan saya baru setahun kerja kat sini, alahai seciput je lah dapatnya, lagipun saya suka kerja saya sekarang ni (walaupun kadang-kadang ^%**&^%#@ ) tapi overall OK je. "

In reality I didn't say a word, just smile and angguk-angguk. Apa-apa jelah wahai Encik M**. Mata ku berdenyut-denyut ni ...

My looong weekend turned out to be very looooooong indeed.

So sape-sape nak MC, mari sini kutip virus Pink Eye. But be careful not to turn your Pink to Purple.