Monday, July 28, 2008
heritage village in Deira creekside, masa winter nice place to lepak but masa summer, nobody wants to go there. opposite sana Bur Dubai
diving village in Heritage Village. emmm there's nothing much there sebab Dubai ni bukannya banyak historical things and places pun..
rumah primitif Dubai
shopping for souvenirs
Sunday, July 27, 2008
- my house waiting for guests to arrive
Thursday, July 24, 2008
1. Meehoon goreng + Ayam Masak Merah (ini since my darling cakap i masak sedap..hehehe)
2. Gulai Daging/tulang cicah roti (ini Kelantan special nih..dah lama tak makan)
And 16 people had confirmed their attendance and i hope to see more numbers. Malaysian ladies in Dubai ni tak berapa ramai jika nak dibandingkan dengan lelaki. So macam kata Putri "kami ni hard-up nak kawan perempuan" ;-)
Pagi tadi i'm so stress as there's many issues with the vendor not able to provide hevay equipments as promised. Tension nye.. By lunch time, go lunching at Nurul restaurant at least can borak2 nonsense with her to release my stress.
Now, i tengah meng"check" to do list kat rumah nanti:-
1. basuh toilet - checked
2. kemas kitchen - checked
3. beli air minuman - checked
4. kemas hall and bedroom - malam ni and pagi esok
5. beli wet2 thingy for cooking tomorrow - after office ni
rasa-rasanya that's it. Looking forward for the event tomorrow and hopefully my cooking menjadi la, yelah dah 9 bulan tak cook rasa macam dah hilang skill..
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
So since last nite, i've been cracking my head thinking what to cook, going through all the recipes that i have in my laptop but till today i have yet to make up my mind.. Anyway, nothing strange here, i always have problem in what to serve whenever i entertain friends and family. It's always last minute decision and sometimes, i change my menu even after i've bought all the ingredients..
I told Putri i'll cook meehoon goreng, cucur udang and bubur kacang. but that's too simple right ? That's not special... *sigh* Anyway, i think instead of preparing reports for my coming board meeting i'll spend my time to browse through recipes.. hahahaha.. makan gaji buta ka ???
Monday, July 21, 2008
The whole gang except for cameraman and fren from Riyadh
Jumeirah Beach Hotel Inside Beachcombers
Nana and me infront of Burj Al Arab.. talking to my darling husband on the phone.
Yarlee and me at the restaurant deck Ali and me.. tak dapat ambik real camel ini pun OK
deck chairs.. sejauh mata memandang..
“Tini, macam mana?”
“Macam mana apa?” i asked back
“U kan hantar N balik semalam, so apa cerita?” he asked back.
“Alahh..aku busy tengah beli carpet ni, nanti i call u back..” that’s my answer and thereafter i forgot to call him back.
Sunday morning my mobile rang and i saw his name. Alamak, just remember i suppose to call him back yesterday.
“Tini, i need your help”
“Apahal ?” i ask him
“Can u ask N out for dinner tonite”
“Cannnn.. memang kita dah planned pun kan last Friday” i said.. So, eventhough i was quite busy today and a bit tired after full scheduled weekend, i decided to go ahead with the dinner as per our plan earlier.
After confirming the dinner with N, sent email to both of my friends
”Malam ni dinner kat Burjuman pukul 8.45 malam.. i ambik N pukul 8 kat mirdif so sampai sana lebih kurang gitu2 la.. makan kat mana nanti decide la yekkk. Ali, ko kena datang sekali kalu tak nanti aku jadi lamp post kangggg.. so aku dating dengan ko biar abang sohaimi kita dating ngan gadis idaman... bye bye”
So we had dinner tonite, 4 of us. It’s amazing to see how falling in love can transform people. My friend is still acting like himself but at the same time he seems different. Love is blind but yet, is love really blinded people. I always remember what my friend Pris used to say ”i like the feeling when I just started to fall in love, it’s so refreshing”. Yes, it’s true, it’s a refreshing feeling.
And tonite i saw it in my friend eyes. I saw happiness, I saw hope, I saw a person in love....
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Today, Putri, Syela, Anita and myself went to Abu Dhabi for our carpet shopping exploration. As per planned, i bought 1 carpet for my living room as i've started to treat that place as my own place. Before this, despite have been in Dubai for 8 months, i always treat it as my temporary shelter. So, i think i had started to adjust and accept the fact that i’m here now and better make the most out of it.
Syela is right, the carpets are cheap if compared to the price in Malaysia.
- Syela bought it earlier at 500Dhs, but the shop charge me 520Dhs..that's why long face. (Photo courtesy of Syela)
After carpet shopping, we went to Emirates Palace to see Picasso exhibition. Spent only 1.5 hours there. I guess we are not really art’s lover except for Anita but she’d been there 3 times already.
By the time we finish our art exploration, our tummy were screaming for foods. We had agreed earlier to have lunch at Suria in Eclipse Hotel, the one and only Malaysian restaurant in Abu Dhabi. So after checking with few friends for direction and after many-many u-turns, we manage to find the place.
The luxurious Emirate Palace and see how small Anita look on that enormous sofa
All of us are so hungry that everything on the menu looks good (not that it has so many choices). We decided to go with Lunch Set. Popia as a starter, Nasi Ayam as main course and Pengat Pisang as dessert. Yummy, foods are good. It really taste like foods back home, taste of typical Malay foods sell at warung or gerai at the road side. But unfortunately service is really-really bad. At 1 point of time, Anita had to storm into the kitchen as there’s no waiting staff outside.
We reach Dubai at 5pm and i complained that the day is not productive but Putri abruptly said what’s not productive ?? we breakfasting in Emarat, go carpet shopping, we see Picasso, we tour Abu Dhabi (since we getting lost while looking for Suria), we makan in Suria. So it’s 5 things we manage to do today. Yes Putri, you are right.. as always :-)
Next trip, jalan-jalan cari carpet in Fujairah.
“Tak.. apa ada ? best ke ?”
“Best la.. Ada Chef Malaysia kat sana, banyak makanan Malaysia tau.. sedappp.. lepas tu kita boleh ambik gambar Burj Al Arab. Cantik.. jom la. Chef dia tu kawan i, i boleh book kan” Ali explained eagerly.
“OK la.. best jugak.. kita plan next week la, so can celebrate my brother’s birthday kat situ” said Nazirah
There lots of email exchange in the following days, confirming attendance and writing nonsense but 1 thing for sure, everyone is really looking forward for the dinner.
So here it is.. 14 Malaysian in Dubai/Abu Dhabi altogether and 1 person in transit from Riyadh.
VERDICT: Definitely the best Dhs 150 that i everspent. The foods are great, ambiance are cosy and everybody really enjoyed the night.. highly recommended. The Dubaian had agreed to make a point to go there once a month to savour Malaysian foods..
Me posing in front of Burj AL Arab. Not so clear as weather is a bit dusty that day.
Beach Combers restaurant.. it's like a hut at the beach. very nice, cosy, romantic and foods are delicious.
Jejaka Idaman Malaya - Redza, Sohaimi and Ali
Sohaimi and Nana. Yours truly in the middle posing in front of the restaurant with my new Chloe Kerala bag.. Alamak, if my husband tengok mesti kena marah.. Sorrryyy darling, i just can't resist.
Who says can't find good Malaysian foods in Dubai ?? Mee goreng mamak, nasi goreng, butter prawn, kurma daging and sweet n sour fish.. sedappp
Dubaians - Sohaimi, Faridz, Nana and Ali in front of the restaurant
Complimentary from the Head Chef.. a fellow Malaysian.. it's the best sushi i had so far in Dubai.
Posing.. jangan tak posing.. Ms organizer - Nazirah (2nd from right).. thanks for the lovely evening.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
That made me thinking, actually if i'm as committed to my exercise as i always committed to my shopping activities, i definitely will be fit as i always "visualize" myself.
So that's my new pledge.. whenever i shops for things, i need to exercise for 1 hour. Wish me luck...
Anita, Putri, Shiela and moi.. duduk sebelah orang kecik molek ni rasa macam giant la pulak aku..
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
That's life, sometimes i got nothing to do at the office but sometimes, 9 hours are not enough to finish all the piling works. I think after ths few hectic weeks i urgently need to visit my stress relief place - Burjuman. Who knows, i might find something to cheer me up...hehehe.. another excuse to shop, yes darling..
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Selalunya, bila terasa miserable, i'll turn to my relief - shopping, tapi kali ini, untuk shopping pun tiada mood rasanya...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
After reading all those noises about the topless beach-goers, of course i can't retain myself from getting excited when we reached the beach. To my dissapointment, everything seems normal at the beach. it's full as usual but i can't see any topless ladies. Well of course, there's so many bikini clad women but none go topless.. *sigh*At the end, eventhough i've enjoyed the companion of friends there but there's no special something of remembrance that i can brought back home except for Sohaimi stories of that 3 ladies that keep on complementing each other bodies.. hahhahaha .. "nice body..nice body"...
Unfortunately not many pictures are taken as there's no camera allowed at the beach.. This pictures are curi-curi taken when the guards are not around..
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I'm also surprise that there's so many things are still lack in Dubai like procedure, system, HSEQ etc.. And i remember that i thought all of staff here are so hardworking and efficient. But that's my first impression. Some of the first impression will last but some not.
It's always amaze me on how different things are done here compare to in Malaysia. rules can change everyday depend on who you meet-up with. And now, i realize that our staff here are not so hardworking and efficient as i first thought they are. And our partner rep (which in position is higher than me but since i'm reporting directly to Malaysia, so we are at same level, luckily) which i dislike earlier and still dislike now, but i'm surprise that we manage to complement each other at the office. Despite our frequent arguments and disagreement, we still have respect for each other (i think la.. unless secretly he think i'm a nutcase)..
And now i realize, even we still disagree on the reporting system, we will find a way to make this joint venture work. It's not only because it's our responsbility but at the same time both of us are so kiasu and proud person, reputation does matter.
But ths few days, he had called me almost every hour, with nothing important to say just to chat only.. despite my reminder of our telephone bill (of course la.. i dont want him to waste money on telephone bills), he keep on calling..
very strange huh.. i wonder why ....
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The massage was fantastic, it's was soo relax and most importantly not painfull at all. I doze off almost immediately once it started.. Now, I think i even like it better than Thai massage which is my favourite all this time. Definitely a place worth a visit again..
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
So it's up to us to decide what we want for our beloved country. As for myself, i want a safe and stable country but at the same time i want changes in a ruling government... so how ??? can get both or not ??
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I will always remember my first time typing this entry, my first entry in my blog..hmmm i hope i would be able to continue ths spirit. I was never a good writer. My letter to my lover before are all short and precise, never lovey-dovey as some other friends and when people asked me why i dont have blog my answer is always the same, i'm not a writer and i'm not good at it. Until a friend told me "you dont have to be good in writing to have blog. people dont judge yr grammar, but the point that you want to convey, the story that you wanted to tell" ... that's make me thinking.. yeahh that's true.. i always have something "smart" to say .. i think :-) that's when i started to think to start my blog.. and after few research (yeah.. i did research OK), voila.. here it is.. my first entry..yahooo finally i manage to tick something from my wish list (which is a lot anyway..)