Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pic was taken less than 20 minutes ago.

Scrumptious. Looking at the way the girls gobbled these down, I take it was damn good. *perasan*

26th or 27th

It rained yesterday at Shah Alam. Not the typical whimsical-look-up-to-the-sky-and-make-a-wish rain but the sort that came with lightning and thunder and raindrops the size of golf balls (okay, I exxagerated a little) but they came thundering down in a huge huge curtain.

Good thing was that I took off from work and came home at 4pm instead. Rain started pounding about 5:55pm. I decided not to pick Asha up today. Then regretted that decision almost immediately cos when the rain started getting REALLY bad, I was outside looking at the clock, imagining the worst. Like she'd be drenched and probably pushed and fell because of the chaotic situation at the school.

12 minutes after she was let out of school and did not arrive, I took matters into my own hand. Grabbed an umbrella, braved the really heavy rain and cringing at the lightning all around me and got in the car. The short drive to the school was scary as the underground drainage holes was unable to drain out the overflowing rainwater and started to flood the whole road. I prayed that everything would be okay.

Arrived at the school and it was chaotic. Everybody was drenched. Worried parents looked for their kids. And bus/van drivers were even more frantic-er looking for their little charges. I couldn't find Asha but found 3 of her van-mates. 2 of whom are MissKLSentral's. I didn't have money on me nor my phone and I needed to make sure Asha got home, so I borrowed 50 sen from Aryssa. Sungguh memalukan. Phone's not working.

I prayed that Asha was alright as I waited for the 3 girls until Uncle Masi came after sending off the first-trippers around 6:41pm. Drove home and found Asha all showered and smiling. Phew!

Anyway, the road from Gi-ant to Sect 13 was still closed even at 10pm last night after we came back from MrGart's birthday dinner. Flash floods.

Today, I googled about the flashfloods yesterday and aha! Well, nothing much on the flood yesterday but plenty about the floods 2 years back on the 26th Feb 2006. And wasn't yesterday the 27th February? Ding ding ding ding (sing to the tune of Twilight Zone).

And isn't the 26th December was also the date for the earthquake at Bam and the great tsunami? Hmm. It's all coincidence, maybe but I guess we should not read too much into the numbers and all It's Allah's will. What happens, happens.

Well. Aku masih bohsan.

p/s Another aftermath of the heavy rain, MrGart drove my Swift yesterday through floodwater and this morning, the front number plate's missing. Is that a traffic crime ? Sheesh! I shall be inconspicuous on the road today until it gets replaced.

Aku Sudah Bosan ..

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Aku sungguh bohsan.

Aku sudah penat dengan kerja-kerja yang tidak berkesudahan di opis ni.

Aku sudah tak larat mengira jumlah-jumlah arang batu, gas, minyak dan segala macam bahan bakar yang sudah tak tinggal banyak mana pun.

Aku sudah tidak larat dipanggil kesana ke sini, sampaikan orang kata aku dah jadi handbag bos. Kalau ye, aku nak jadi Coach punya. Terima kasih.

Aku dah tak larat berkejar kesana-sini tengok force majeure situ, force majeure ini.

Aku dah tak mau tengok nombor yang menggunakan unit mmscfd ataupun kcal/kg ataupun apa-apa yang ada sen/kWh atau BTU ataupun GJ.

Aku penat di summon oleh PuanVeeP setiap ketika dan tidak kira masa.

Aku sudah bohsan berbalas email yang hostile dengan orang-orang disebelah sana yang menjual arangbatu. Aku dah malas bergaduh didalam menyuarat yang tidak berpenghujung.

Aku sudah bohsan.

Aku nak balik buat tiramisu and creamm puff.

Tapi yang penting, aku nak pegi Metro Preview Sale.


A Whoosy and Weepy Sunday

Monday, February 25, 2008

efsx2blogs are down this morning. Ah!

Anyways. Since I'm stumped for work, I'd might as well blog. Well we had a blast weekend with the kids. Well, actually Saturday was bordering boredom as we went searching for the Petting Zoo only to find out it's now nestled within the Sun-way Lagun and that've set us back at least RM150 for all of us. So, no go. MrGart had to work for the rest of the day.

Last Sunday the hectic-est Sundays ever for me.

1. 7:15am Pasar Tani for haiwans and dauns. At the ikan stall, I looked around while waiting for my fish to be cleaned and my trolley was MISSING! Dang! I had RM50 worth of pink, juicy batang pinang meat, ribs for soup and 1.5 chickens. Shucks! A mistake, I said to myself. 30 minutes and 6 trips up and down the lane later, I resigend to the fact that it's just gone. So I walked to get my dose of cappucino to soothe my nerve and there it was. Funnily enough, there was an elderly man who was fussing about his lost black trolley. Mine's a bright red. I told the shopkeeper what happened to me and asked about the trolley I thought was mine. True enough, it was mine. The meat, tulang and 1.5 chicken's intact. But I have an extra ikan dunno-its-name in there. There. Salvaged.

2. Tak masuk rumah lagi, the kids streamed out attacking me yelling "zoo", "sekarang", "pegi" and MrGart was still snoring from his 3am nighter. Nope nothing remotely interesting, just a footie match. Did you see Eduardo's stepped on broken foot! Yikes! So, there! To make up for the zoo-less Saturday, we were zoo-ed on Sunday. Less people, we had fun. Ariz touched a pony (and that's after a LOT of cajoling). So much for being a cowboy and all. Jaguh kampung! I said la! Tak baik!

3. Made durian puffs. Fooohh!! Sedap babe! Menjilat jari. Aku memang pecinta durian! *nyanyi ikut Irwahsyah*

4. MissKLSentral sms-ed about Big's grandmother's passing so we hooked up and went a-visiting. Brought a tupperware of the puffs remembering for Big's penchant for food and they were over even before the wifey came home. The 88-year old grandmother passed away in her sleep menjelang Subuh. Al-Fatihah. Semoga rohnya dicucuri RahmatNya.

5. Had MissKLSentral dropped me over where MrGart was playing kites with the kids. me and my baju kurung. Oh sungguh menawan. (not!).

6. A neighbour's phonecall informed us of our neighbours Kak Ros & Bukhari and their 8-yo daughter, Suraya who were involved in a car crash just before the BJ NKVE exit about 2pm. Apparently the father might have dozed off and veered towards the divider causing the car to overturned. At 9pm, we were at eS-eMC. Kak Ros was lying on the bed awaiting surgery, finger awkwardsly dislocated and twisted and hair all streaked in blood. There a gash on her forehead and her face was swollen and bloody. Her broken nose was stuffed with dried blood. She has glass wounds all over her foot from crwaling out of the car in glass.

Bukhari meanwhile was having chest pains from the seat belt and was dizzy, but nothing serious. Suraya was in surgery. She has a deep gash on her thigh or leg and various cuts on her body. While the parents were wearing seatbelts in front, she was not belted at the back and she suffered the most. When theire eldest daughter, Along (who's on housemanship) came in to tell that while in surgery, Suraya's leg was also broken, both parents wept, silent tears. It was so heart-rending. To think that a child that young had to suffer so much more than the parents. It's just cruel. Kak Ros whispered to me that she wished she could take away Suraya's pain for her. I wept.

It's just so sad, actually. These are very very nice, respectable members of our society and to have this happened to me, it's just fate. I guess. Kak Ros, like most mothers seemed to hang on much better than the husband. She's focussing on her daughter and that's what we most likely would do too. The husband was a mess, the guilt is just over-bearingly heavy on him. Reda we said. Ada hikmahnya. Alhamdulillah semuanya selamat. Insyallah.

So, that was how my weekend went. Did I say it was hectic?