langkawi 2013: one nite spent ;)

..girl's day out..

..girl’s day out..

i took the whole week off last week.  i’m sorta tired, probably of life – but  maybe it is more sensible for me to say it was my work dat drained me out…  i thanked God dat my boss approved my leaves even though every one was really busy about the launching event in rotterdam on the week dat i went on leave.

i have been to langkawi three or two years ago.  first, i went with sharmini and another colleague of ours named mas.  later, i went the second time with ms. hals plus few of his girl frens.  so basically, i have covered 85% of langkawi.  when i went with sharmini and mas, we’ve been to:

–  cable car (even though i’m scared of height!)
–  underwater world langkawi (can’t beat aquaria! not worth going)
–  snorkelling  (perhentian island is better)
–  telaga harbour (i loveee the view of the jetty but nothing much there!)
–  pantai kok (can’t remember what we did, but the scenery was great)

then, when was with ms. hals & co., we covered:

–  makam mahsuri (mahsuri tomb)
–  tanjung rhu (really enjoyed the lunch + nice scenery)
–  ferry ride from jetty kuala kedah to langkawi (we managed to get into the captain deck and i managed to take over and sailed the ferry! haha)
–  erm… can’t remember which other place we went…
–  can’t remember…

so dis third time, i have planned a very short vacation for the island hopping!  and yes…  it was just a ONE night vacation!

sharmini came to my house to sleep over bcoz technically it is such a shorter distance to go to the airport from my house.  but, we end up sleeping at 2am in the morning bcoz we had took a longggg time to sort out what clothes to wear with which, and what to wear for when…  haihhss!  well, it’s a girls’ thing!

i set my alarm on my iphone at 0430hrs bcoz we had our flight as early as 0730hrs in the morning.  but somehow, me being too tired, i snoozed my alarm and it woke me up like… half an hour after that!

we rushed off from the house, and i drove and left pam at putrajaya/cyberjaya ERL station car park, and got into the taxi down there straight up headed to the airport.  on our way to airport, i felt quite calm.  i think we will managed to catch the flight without hassles and at last we reached the airport around 0645-0655hrs or before 0700hrs.

and you know what happened?

we did NOT manage to check in.  bcoz we were LATE for five minutes.

.FUCK.

the fucking lady (that can’t be negotiated at all) at the check in counter said the fucking system was already fucking closed by the time.  and we had no fucking choice other than to buy another fucking tickets.  and that cost us RM192 compared to the promo price we bought at RM73.  what a fucking day caused by a five-fucking-minutes.

i’d enuff cursing.

so we managed to get a new ticket flight at 1000hrs and reached langkawi at 1100hrs.

i felt better when we entered the langkawi international airports.  we picked up our rental car and straight away went to jetty point, kuah to find island hopping package.

while we waiting for the trip, me and sharmini went to KFC to have our lunch.  we were approached by this pakistani uncle selling ‘bismillah‘ stickers which i refused to buy.  i gently apologise to say no, and he seemed very positive about it and said something to me:

uncle:  are you doing modelling or something?
me:  owh, no… (princesses’ smile)
uncle:  you look young…
me:  thank you…  (maintained the smile)
uncle:  are you 23?
me:  exactly….  (still the same smile plus charming looks and nodded. haha 😛 )
then, he gave salam and went off… 😀

well, back to the island hopping story…  we left jetty around 1430hrs something, and there was where i found harrith and his peruvian friend which i’ve forgotten his name!  huhu…  quite unique laa his name… dat’s why i cud not remember well…  sharmini thought it was ‘perak’ which she actually realized it was ‘peru’ before she sempat asking ‘which part of perak you’re from?’  hahahha 😀  and yeah, the peru guy looks like malay so we thought he’s malaysian.

so, the first place dat abang boat brought us was to tasik dayang bunting (lake of the pregnant maiden) which is a freshwater lake surrounded by the sea.  very greenery place/view plus a bit rocky and we have to hike lotsa ladders before we can really got into the middle of the lake.  we can swim at the lake, but just be reminded that the lake is very deep.  it is believed dat women who can’t conceive will have possibilities of having so after swam into this lake.  😉  anyone?

well then, that abang boat fetched us and brought to…  pulau something dat i can’t recall the name.  i think it’s pulau singa besar kot, for eagle feeding…

then the last pulau or island we went was ‘island something’.  also forgot.  oh my goddd so very uninformative ritee!  but seriously i can’t remember the name.  pulau besar or ‘big island’ maybe… now it sounds like honolulu to me! huhu…

but here are some piccis to share!

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approaching the airport

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MH aircraft landing at the runway

MH aircraft landing at the runway

now i’m thinking of spending one whole week in langkawi.  i mean, for next year trip.  bcoz i don’t have enough annual leaves left to allocate for that dis year!  huhuhuuu T__T

the day that i made my first step

i lived in a mess since charming’s gone.  my life routine was worse than just boring.  i travelled alone back and forth to office on weekdays, no catching up session after work with buddies, locked up myself in my rented house during weekends, and only talk and text to my mom and my best buddy, sharmini for months.  the situation at that time was really sombre to me.

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then until one day, it came through my mind:  why not i try to live charming’s easy life when he was having his off-days?  just like me spending my time on weekends; but this time around, will be on his routine instead.  at least, that will make me move my ass off the bed.  i was being a sleeping beauty (the ‘beauty’ part is which i doubt) on every weekends, saturday to sunday, since i faced the truth that charming is no longer on this earth.  even though i’d made it the first day i-live-my-life-without-him-alive which that was on the 5th April, and i managed to come to office on the first monday on the 8th April 2013 after his death – but later, there was more to come for me to succumb.  especially on the heartbreaking part.

i really missed him so much until i want to live his life.  i wanted to do every single thing that he usually did – when he was alive. (‘was alive’ doesn’t sound right to me still)  while thinking about that idea, i started to like it.  perhaps it was charming stood beside me at that time and whispered the idea to my ears because i know he definitely hating it when i’m living my life like a walking zombie.  i know he never ever liked me being like this.

charmings’ routine was always easy when he was not on his duty.  i knew from A right to the Z every single thing he did.  we always get in touch each other; each hour.  sometimes i got myself jealous when he text or called me telling how he enjoyed his brunch with his family or his brother or with a bunch of his friends while me caught myself in the office running here and there for mock meetings, discussions, datelines etc.

so that morning in june, i got up as early as 0645hrs, headed to the bathroom, cleaned myself and ended up, quietly prayed in the middle of my room.  it was my routine back then to wake him up for prayer.  sometimes he woke up first.  that was when i’ll get all his annoying texts and calls from him.

i spoke to God in my silent prayer.  i teared up, crying.  i asked for the best patience in me.  it’s been hard since he’s gone.  it’s really tough.  he brought all the hopes together with him.  i couldn’t ask for more, just to bear it with patience…

around 0730hrs, i left my apartment and walked down to pam.  pamela a.k.a pam, my car.  yeah, i called her pam.  i drove down to the public swimming pool in my neighbourhood.  charming’s routine.  he loved to swim.  the difference is; he swam at his house swimming pool.  my apartment doesn’t have one so i end up paying rm2 for the entrance.  haha

when i left the community swimming pool, it was almost 1000hrs.  the weather was good.  i felt like it supports my effort of moving my ass that day.  i took the picture.  this is the real picture i took on that day:

the entrance

the entrance

it facing the lake. the surrounding is really beautiful and looks great

it facing the lake. the surrounding is really beautiful and looks great

beautiful weather

beautiful weather

time for breakfast! 🙂

i went to the nearest shopping mall to get his favourite breakfast.  to make it convenient for me.
charming really loved pancakes or waffle for breakfast.  either with the blueberry sauce (his mom makes the best sauce!) or strawberry with the whipped cream (remind me of something) or traditionally with the mapple syrup or can be as simple as with honey!  i ended up choosing waffle because they don’t make pancakes.  and with tea or ‘teh-O’ less sugar.

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i reached home before afternoon.  normally, that will be time for charming to do his stuff like paying the bills, shop for groceries, bring his car for service, etc and then came to my office and fetched me for lunch.

me instead gotta do my laundry!  the most hating thing to do!  and some other house chores to do…  ahh~

i awoke to find the washing machine was already stopped.  it was almost five o’clock.  and the telly had been watching me sleep for like two hours.  well, it’s weekend, day sleeping is what the weekend for!  come on!  even charming did that most of his off-days!  haha 😀

so the last routine…  to wash the car!  i’ve got pam.  charming got rex.  but to tell you the truth, all this while, i brought pam somewhere for wash and paid for it.  i never willingly doing that for her.  that day, it was my pleasure because charming really love to wash his car on his own effort!

“i’m about to bathe my sweetheart, you don’t get jelly?”  one of the question i remember him asking.  sigh, silly charming~  haha!

i did everything, in and out.  AND also, in his t-shirt:

yeah. his worn out t-shirt..

yeah. his worn out t-shirt..

i washed, i vacuumed the car, and check the “black oil” like a professional mechanic~ (i dunno, malaysian like me called it like that – myk hitam. but it’s not the petrol!  engine oil maybe~)…  i did it all the way like charming used to tell me.

“everything laa.. from the body to the engine… that’s how you take care of your car…”  – Charming.

later at night, i spent my time having the dinner alone.  wishing that charming been looking at me for the whole day from above.  and he might be smiling while looking at his idiot girl spending her time alone in his routine because she is missing him so much…

and she wants nothing but his smile.  she’s burden with pain. and while quietly eating her dinner, her tears fell down to her cheek.
if you can see that, charming…

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xoxo

health projects: let’s drink veggies!

i’m not much a veggie person.  i don’t consume this everyday:

celery + carrot + tomato + lemon + mint leave

celery + carrot + tomato + lemon + mint leave

so i decided to ‘drink’ instead of eat.  coz gulping is faster than munching!  haha 😀

i really love to add some freshness taste, so that’s why i never leave the mint leaves behind.  and, to lower down the weird taste of these veggies, as usual, lemon is always my answer.  the sour taste somehow can ‘diverts’ my mind about the mixtures.

i really love taking the cube veggies in the blender!  look so fresh! :)

i really love taking the cube veggies in the blender! look so fresh! 🙂

i put one full glass of cold water.  but since the veggie portion this time is actually quite a lot, so i end up putting another glass after that.

i'm loving the look! :D

i’m loving the look! 😀

look at the bubbles and the mist around the glass... very sexy! haha

look at the bubbles and the mist around the glass… very sexy! haha

mint leave on top - ala professional look for decoration ;P

mint leave on top – ala professional look for decoration ;P

to tell you the truth, this juice really plays the part.  the veggies part.  what i meant by that – it makes my stomach full.  i think it is more efficient than any protein drinks or soya.  i’m very sure it’s because of the high fibre content.

i can consider my tongue as quite ‘adventurous’; compared to… my mom.  haha!  but i think this is quite a good idea of consuming veggies everyday. (for my eye sight actually) and i think i wanna make this as a routine.

happy trying! 😀

xoxo

Health Projects: Vit C booster!

the doc (who gave me the medical cert. last monday) was rite.  i’m having flu – without even realizing it.  huhu~  mild one actually.  not like i sneeze for every five minutes.  thus, he gave me two types of flu medication.  first one, is the non-drowsy called clarityne 10mg/tab.  and the other one is sominex.  it’s  pink in color and smaller than clarityne but the side effect (drowsiness) is stronger.  alternatively, i also take vitamin c tablet which i bought from the pharmacy.

speaking about ‘alternative’ way to cure the cold, my mind suddenly shoot about the juice making project dat i started to make since two weeks ago.  the immediate effect i can see from it, i have regular bowel movement and it gives relief of constipation.  besides that, it also expels the wind from body.  dis time, since i have the colds, i decided to make a vitamin c booster !  yea buddy! 😀

i always have the thought dat everything (fruits) in yellow, is a source of vitamin c.  so i went to carrefour last nite and bought  fruits. let us see what benefits we can reap from these fruits!

celery, orange, mango, lemon and some mint leaves

celery, orange, mango, lemon and some mint leaves

i poured a little bit sugar and in this case, i used two sachet of low calorie sugar

i poured a little bit sugar and in this case, i used two sachet of low calorie sugar

there goes my vit c booster ready to blend!  i also added some mint leaves to add the taste

there goes my vit c booster ready to blend! i also added some mint leaves to add the taste

celery
a main target ingredient for dis project.  the benefit of celery has already discussed and revealed on my last health projects entry.

i always remove these strings off to get smoother texture

i always remove these strings off to get a smoother texture of celery juice

mango
i never ever know ‘they’ (maybe researchers) called dis as a ‘king of fruit’!  for malaysian it was always durian! 🙂  these are why mango is being called the king of fruit:
1)  Mangoes are one of the richest sources of vitamin A and vitamin C.
2)  100g mango provide Around 50 percent of daily vitamin C and A.
3)  Good amount of dietary fibre (60 percent insoluble fiber, and 40 percent soluble fiber)
4)  Lipid and Blood Glucose Lowering Effect.
5)  Anti cancer.
6)  help keep the immune system healthy and strong.
7)  to promote good eyesight.  (yeah, for me!)
8)  help to maintain the alkalinity of the body.
9)  enzymes and the fiber in mango helps in digestion and elimination.
10)  the raw mango acts as a coolant in summers.   (anyone going to hawaii?? haha)
11)  helps in relaxing effects.
12)  metabolically healthful effect.

source from:  mango health benefits

 so dat’s for mango.  surprisingly, i found this one article saying that orange have fourty (wow!) benefits as follow:

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hmm... yummy!

hmm… yummy!


1 – filter the blood and kill the worm syrup and wholesome.
2 – Orange juice removes fever, kill it and help to fall in temperature caused by fever.
3 – Expels phlegm and useful to clean the pharynx and larynx.
4 – Diuretic and detergent for college and the bladder.
5 – Laxative and removes waste of the stomach and intestines and cleans.
6 – Orange helps to heal wounds and to cure skin diseases and is useful for high blood pressure.
7 – Strengthens the stomach and strengthens the teeth and removes some of the diseases of the gums in the mouth and heartbreaking items in the gravel and sand expelled from the body.
8 – Orange juice and tonic and appetizer, especially for those who complain of anemia
9 – Strengthens the nerves, heart, hypnotic and calming and relaxing for the brain.
10 – Orange strengthens bones and nails, hair and teeth and reduces the percentage of fat (cholesterol).
11 – Regulating the process of the human respiratory tract.
12 – An anti-cough and influenza.
13 – Orange helps to expel gas.
14 – Orange regulating the work of muscles and veins.
15 – Against sexually transmitted diseases and HIV smooth and some venereal diseases.
16 – Is useful for skin diseases and scabies.
17 – Useful for tumors of the uterus, ovaries, and urinary tract and prostate.
18 – Useful for cases of vomiting
19 – Orange useful for tumors, arthritis, gout, Alrmatesm and hardening of the arteries.
20 – Helps to remove the effects of poisoning as a result of the use of chemical medicines.
21 – Strengthen the nervous system and digestive system and is useful in the treatment of tumors of the seat and hemorrhoids.
22 – prevent a lot of cancers.
23 – orange juice and useful for diseases of typhoid.
24 – is useful for people with colds and the flu. <– (me, me!! 😀 )
25 – Agent Orange is useful to eliminate some of the candidates to the reproductive system in women syrup and useful and compensates for the mother’s milk.
26 – a useful and beneficial, and perfumed with the Authority. (uhuh??)
27 – orange good drug and is useful to remove the gums and mouth sores.
28 – Useful for diabetics.  The orange juice is useful for the treatment of diabetic patients.
29 – After washing and orange peel (dried), so that can be milled in the mill electrical Kalboudr a good benefit for use with milk or when making work and Custard (Alcastr) or the work of sweets, cakes and Kmatr substitute for vanilla, a benefit for the stomach gas … And has a good flavor and a natural fragrance and color.
32 – According to the large French flag (Ms. Rando Osé) President of the Foundation Food Hygiene to the presence of acid and a natural chemical in the orange juice is very useful for the body and provide heat and provide vitality and activity to it.

33 – of fruits useful for adults and young people and children especially in the winter and is useful for indigestion, and stated in the books (old) that China is the origin of the fruit orange?!
34 – Wrote a Chinese year AD 1178 there are 27 types of oranges, some without seeds (nuclei).
35 – Considered the Chinese symbol of happiness and orange Persians said that it is better tree worthy of paradise in the Hereafter.
36 – Last used nowadays many orange flowers (Tinderbox) and Tigana fragrances for brides.
37 – That the characteristics and benefits of orange fruit and the many benefits in the treatment and cure of up to a degree which makes us say that a crate (carton) orange in the house even more than the equivalent natural pharmacy in the treatment of diseases and instrumental in healing.
38 – Advised mothers of young children for the safety of their health and time feeding their children an orange or a cup of orange juice instead of chocolate or some sweets harmful.
39 – The wondrous and mentioned that on the island of Fernandobo Africa there is an orange-sized equivalent to the size ofWe have found orange five times or more a sweet taste and a lot of water.
40 – sweet mix orange juice with a little honey is very beneficial and useful as food for small and equivalent to breast milk.

credit to: iman assal website

lemon
1) strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers
2)  weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
3) promote immunity and fight infection because lemon
contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene.

so this is the end result:

wanna some? ;)

wanna some? 😉

very yellowish! 🙂
you can see the texture.at first, i put half glass of plain water to blend the mixture together.  but it turned like very fibrous, almost looked like a smoothie so i end up putting one full glass!  if you love it thick, maybe you can go half the cup…

and this, is my morning juice tomorrow.  gonna keep it in the refridgerator ❤ yayy!!

Fresh juice..!! yea buddy ;)

Fresh juice..!! yea buddy 😉