Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sakit kaki...

Huh... I've never been working out for so long. I just did some hip hop dance last Tuesday and cramped my leg until today. I limped when I walk, even when i sit down or get up, even worse when going into and coming from the car. I couldn't even go down the stairs. I was walking with my 8-months pregnant colleague and she walks faster then me..and gosh... I'm so not pregnant. Malu wei... macam orang tua pun ada jugak. Hahaha...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

HQ Cheer Squad

Afraz is the Cheer Captain for HQ NABIT Cheer Squad?!

Haha... I laughed my head out when I saw the email from Andrew. What la? Of all the people wei... Anyhow, I take it as an assignment so redah sajalah. I have Shirley to help choreograph the dance moves with me and the rest of the cheerleaders to help me with the chants. Since I have not been in the dancing scene for quite a long while now, I went to buy the Hip Hop Dance and Samba Reggae worokuts CDs last night, wanted to try out the steps, but haha... in the end, I just sat on my couch and watch the instructor's moves. Hahaha... what a staunch couch potato! I blamed it on my slippery carpet. Stupid! Anyway, people might think that this cheerleading thing is stupid, but honestly, I'm excited about it. Can't wait to move my body again.
The last time I REALLY 'move' was when I was still with Fitness First... which was like... 3 years ago? Hahaha... NVM, with the help of the co-choreographer and the workout CDs, I'm sure we can come out with something good. Really hope the rest of the teammates are as sporting and as excited. Crossing my finger!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Grandma not feeling well..

When I called my mom last week, my mom asked if I can go home anytime soon coz grandma is sick. I know she has always been sick -- being very dependable on medicines -- but my mom said she's getting worst nowadays.
Am not pretty sure how worst it is, but mom said she couldn't even tell day or night, she can't even remember the last time she ate (like a goldfish), and I think occasionally she must have said something ridiculous without realizing it (altho that is not new).

I want to go back. Not just to see my grandma, but also to see my mom. I know mom is very tired, unlike what a retiree should be. Tired with... a lot of things. Taking care of 3 persons from 3 different age groups is really challenging. Different needs to meet, different hearts to take care of, different requests to entertain. Huh... I got tired only by thinking of it. Although Nona (bibik) is around to help out but grandma would never want to be served, helped, entertained or whatsoever by her. She always wants my mom to do things for her but yet, she complains about almost everything most of the time altho I know for sure my mom did her very best in accomodating to grandma. Kesian mak. Just wish I can be there to help, but knowing me, a rebel, I just can't. Being at home might work for a little while but not soon after that, I would always got into my negative self, a rebelious punk! Better be safe than sorry, man!

I had Golf tourny last Sat so no chance to go home. This coming Monday another event in Malacca so most probably weekend will be tight with preparation or at least, packing up.

I don't have much off days to take. I'm saving it for Liana's wedding in Dec. Hope to be able to go back the weekend after next. I know Mizy would want to follow but knowing his somewhat non-fixed work schedule, I would rather make my own plan than getting furious of last minute changes on his side.

I miss you, mak! I miss you, abah! Afaeh miss you, Iman!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So cute...

I was told by my sister today that my lovely niece, Sarah, has a blog!
I was so suprised and curious at the same time.
I was wondering what a 6 year old girl can write in her blog.
My thought was: "Eleh... mesti mama dia yang tulis and claim that it's her writing"

Out of curiosity, I read her blog and hahaha... I couldn't stop from laughing.
She actually wrote it herself (I could tell by the style of writing)!
So cute! Especially the part where she wrote about her sore eye and her badminton session with her mak su.

I just can't wait to read what she's gonna write some more.
I'm sure kids being kids, altho they write in their own language, they are actually trying to express themselves.

With one condition, mama, don't filter what your daughter writes! Hahahahahaha....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Good learnings. It's all up to you...

DID I MARRY THE RIGHT PERSON?

During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, 'How do I know if I married the right person?'
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, 'It depends. Is that your husband?'
In all seriousness, she answered 'How do you know?'
Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here's the answer.

EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies (unconventional behavior/habit). Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called 'falling' in love.. Because it's happening TO YOU. People in love sometimes say, 'I was swept off my feet.' Think about the imagery of that expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU. Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience.

But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria (excitement) of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, 'Did I marry the right person?' And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else.

This is when marriages breakdown. People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else. You could.And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):

THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON; IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't 'find' LASTING love. You have to 'make' it day in and day out. That's why we have the expression 'the labor of love.' Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work. Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage. Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable.. you can 'make' love. Love in marriage is indeed a 'decision'... Not just a feeling.

Remember this always:
'God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.'

Moving on...and we'll see.

Last year (or was it last 2 years? NVM), I told myself that I will start to write a blog, and even if I'm busy, I will still remind myself to still write altho a few words. I even had the name that I wanted for the blog (just to be sure that I'd be motivated to write). But days, months, or even years, after my first post, I didn't manage to keep the spirit, and ended up losing my blog. Huhu... what a waste.

Here I am, having another round of trial, to see if I can stay motivated to write, this time seriously! (I can help to ask myself, for real? Haha...)

Anyway, skrew the past. I'll try...oh no! I WILL write. This time, religiously (again, for real?)

We'll see...!