Saturday, May 30, 2009


Pictures are uploaded on Facebook, but here's a preview:

Broadway, baby :)

Saying hello to Lincoln

Feeding my seafood addiction

Friday, May 29, 2009

Photos from the US trip will be up soon! I promise!

But in the mean time...

It's time for Friday Fill-ins! (yes, I know the idea is to do it every Friday, but excuse me for not having the time! :P)

1. It's cold and that's no big surprise, considering the fact that the office is actually a freezer in disguise.

2. I have a thing for sun-dried tomatoes.

3. My favorite health and beauty product is a daily dose of Vitamin C.

4. Oh how I wish the tiring flight to the States, and the trip back to Malaysia, was a nice long ride.

5. Well, first of all my inability to be mean may make me seem timid, but mind you, hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

6. The Lincoln Memorial, Broadway and Atlantic City; those were the cast of characters in a recent dream and it was actually not a dream, but seemed like it coz I never thought I'd be going to those places in a million years.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dinner with my Sayang and Lyana, tomorrow my plans include watching my Hubby get shot with balls of paint and Sunday, I want to hug Ikin till she can't breathe (but I will try and spare her little dango)!

Friday, May 22, 2009

to the end.

Hello all~

Just so you know, 5 hours is not enough time to spend in New York.

Yup, went to the Big Apple on the fourth day of our trip. Managed to only walk around in Times Square, Broadway and the Rockafeller Center, before heading back to Penn Station. I wanted to go to Central Park and the Empire State Building as well (along with countless others landmark places in NY), but 5 hours was all we had.

If I had the money and time to spare, I would love to spend at least four days there. But its okay. I still had the time of my life.

Later that day, we went to pick up Mommy's sis, Ucu, who lives in California from the airport. She came with us (and kindly drove!) to Washington DC for a night's stay. It was a long drive... about 5 hours and 30 minutes, me thinks.

And what do you know... the same thing happened. There was just not enough time. We did go to the White House and the Washington, Lincoln, World War II and Korean War monuments, but only got to see Jefferson's from afar, as well as Capitol Hill. Walked around the Smithsonians for a bit as well, and we only managed to get inside the American History Museum to get some souvenirs.

Anyways, we were supposed to go to Niagara Falls on Wednesday, but I think everyone was still tired from the DC trip that we decided against it. So we went to a little town called Shamong in New Jersey instead to get my Baby's paintball gears, which was about an hour's drive away. And on a (almost) whim, we went to Atlantic City.

The place was okay, I guess. I might sing a different tune if I had money to burn. And there's a lot of elderly people there... I wonder why?

I like the seaside and the beach though. It was beautiful. And cold.

And today, we went and did some last minute shopping at Costco and Target. The little money I had left from previous shopping trips and souvenirs hunting prevented me from spending too much, thus keeping my sanity intact.

2 more days. Ucu will be leaving tomorrow evening, and our flight is not until Saturday night. I'm dreading the 22-hour journey, but I do miss my family, my cat, the weather (when its sunny and warm), the feeling of being at home.

By the way, sorry for the lack of pictures. Will try to do something about that when I get back.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

the graduate.

Alhamdullilah, Fen's graduation went well.

It was a very intimate dinner. Everyone knew each other, and the faculty members were very nice. There were several highlights, but the fact that bro-in-law graduated is the best of all. Mommy was beaming with absolute pride... you can see it from a thousand miles away.

And to watch my hubby went on fanboy mode at the sight of Adam and Andy Kubert is another memorable moment as well~

Now I sleep.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The beginning

Hello everyone!

If you think that I am extra cheery today, that's because I am. No... not because I am in the US, but because I finally got off a 21 hour flight and I got to sleep on a proper, comfy bed!

Anyways, I arrived safely (with a little turbulence on the way to Newark) at 1oam. Got to the hotel about 2 hours later, and slept to wake up at 7pm! hahahahah~

The weather is gloomy when we arrived.

Ok nak gi makan. Lapar.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Thank God It's Friday

1. Apples are to oranges as cheesecakes are to petai.

2. Assume makes an ass out of u and me and that's all I have to say about that.

3. I think I hear voices.

4. I don't need a flag.

5. Do what you want to do, but hell, leave me out of it.

6. Across the road, there stood a mime and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with fish.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch a movie with my Babe, tomorrow my plans include wishing Najeeb a happy birthday and a doa selamat for my hubby's cousin, and Sunday, I want to start packing for my US trip!

Too random for you? Check out Friday Fill-Ins.

The Three

Note to Najeeb: I'll do the memes you tagged me once I have more time k?

Three Names I go by
1. Elmira
2. El
3. Mira

Three Jobs I have had in my life
1. Body Shop's product advisor
2. Admin Asst at UPM's graduate school
3. Writer

Three Places I have lived
1. Serdang
2. Bandar Tun Razak
3. Shah Alam

Three TV Shows that I watch [well, let's make it Three TV Shows that I would watch if time permits!]
1. Project Runway
2. Greys Anatomy
3. Pushing Daisies

Three Favorite Places I have been
1. Bali, Indonesia
2. Langkawi, Malaysia la duh
3. Kedai buku

People that e-mail me regularly
1. My bosses
2. Colleagues
3. Facebook haha.

Three of my favorite foods
1. Fish
2. Chocolate
3. Crab and Prawn

Three things I would like to do
1. Cook more
2. Watch TV
3. Bring peace to the world with a flick of my fingers

Things I am looking forward to
1. US trip. Wednesday, come soon!
2. July.
3. Make babies haha

Three people that would respond to this and do it
1. Nana
2. My babes
3. Najeeb + Soul
(Okay more than three but what the hell.)


A lot of these answers reminds me of what little time I have to do the little things, like spending time in a bookstore, or watch TV. Simple pleasures in life that we take for granted.

I'm sleepy. And yet I'm blogging, and I'm on Facebook. Hubby is probably snoring away in the room. hmm. Time to join him, I guess.