Sunday, November 23, 2008

My New Favourite Thing

Wah wah, today feels like Lara Croft. First time in my life i saw, touch and used guns. Lepas Shiela cakap that they are going to menembak, dengan tak malunya i told them that i wanted to tag along hahahaha.

When we reached the club, the manager told us that for beginners, we have to take a lesson before we can start shooting. Alamak so leceh one. Thought once there i can just start shooting..LOL. So experience shooters started first and us beginners, despite our eagerness and nervousness to start shooting, we have to sit for explanation on safety and proper way to handle guns. But it’s allright, the briefing is only about 20-30 mins and really informative.

So the result is as below picture.

This is the first session. Using CZ 75 kadet 22mm from Czech Rep. This gun is light and after a while, i find it quite easy to use. 2 shots are out of range and 4 headshots..hmmm

After the 22mm, the trainer trying to talk me to try 9mm. First not keen but after i see the gun, OK why not.
It's Beretta 9mm. The gun is actually quite large and i have a problem to pull the trigger as my finger can't really reach it. I conclude that ths gun is for someone who have big hands..hmmmm

Eventhough i find it very difficult to hold and shoot this pistol to the fullest of my ability, but the result is not too bad rite ??? Almost all shots goes thru the heart.
Using 9mm is quite an experience. It's really an adrenaline rush. A bit scary too.

Since i have problem with the Beretta, the trainer change it with CZ 75B 9mm (adik beradik CZ 75 Kadet)
So this is the result.. what say you ???
Overall not too bad for a first timer rite ??
Think i might get addicted to this sport. Who knows i can make a living by becoming a contract killer..LOL

Monday, November 17, 2008

Not in Dubai

I am searching for backpack and trust me finding a backpack in Dubai is like trying to find a needle in haystack. So very difficult one!! I’ve been to all major shopping malls and can’t find any. Well of course, there’s small daypack by Kipling but I am looking for something like Berghaus or Karrimor or Lowe Alpine, a real deal.

All this searches started when I finally confirmed my trip to Iran, backpacking style...OMG hahaha yup backpacking style which i have not done for the past 4-5 years i guess. A friend of mine quipped why bother to buy since I will use it most probably 1 time only. Well, I have been thinking a lot about all my past diving trips and I do miss it. Started to get in touch with the gang and of course, many of them are asking too many questions on when I am going to join them back. So, I planned that once I am back to Malaysia next year, I will go for one or even 2 diving trips to my favorite Island. So, if I have plan, I need to have the gears.

I’m still searching and googling with a hope that by end of this month I will find it. That’s another 2 weeks to go. But but but.. I read a comment in a forum that there’s none of ths product in Dubai... oh NOOOOOO. Think tonight I will be dreaming of my dirty full with dust Deuter in the storeroom back at home in KL...sob sob sob

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Magrudy's warehouse sale

Earlier planned to go yesterday but malas la tetiba pulak.
So I went this morning. Tried to be there early as read reviews that there's lots of people yesterday. When arrived at 7.45am there's lotsa people queing already.. hmmm almost similar as scene back in Malaysia.
All books are for Dhs 5 each. huhhhh...very the cheap one?? yuppppp..It is dirt cheap. I bought 5 books for Dhs25 and 2 is hardcover, 2 paperback and 1 NatGeo Encyclopedia of world history. cheap rite???
While queing to pay, a mat saleh lady infront said that she was there yesterday as well and there's more selection. cheyyyy...i should force myself to go yesterday..
Stationery all gone. Children books quite a lot but i guess good ones are all finished. Lots of school books. Some travel books but i only see Lonely planet and DK for Taiwan, Germany, Central Asia and few other countries that didnt interest me. I'm looking for Egypt but didnt find any.. ohh some of the travel books are 2007 edition so it's not all old books.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stress Day

Hari ni memang exceptionally stressful for me. Macam-macam hal.

Busy yang teramat, few meetings dengan customers, staffs voice out dissatisfaction, new customer baru masuk, chase payment and been chase for payment...

Argue with partner lagi..

By afternoon rasa nak menjerit ..arggghhhh

For the first time since i'm in Dubai feels like crying and give-up saja. I don't have energy nak fight with people anymore.

So my dear colleagues, u know what to do... make sure my replacement come on time huh, no delay delay tau.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Parachuting in Fujairah

Title is so misleading. Mesti you ols thought aku yang ber "parachuting" hahahha. Tak ada la aku ni berani sangat.

Went to Fujairah last Friday. Ingat nak tengok International Parachute Competition coz i know Malaysian team pun ada.

Dah la janji pukul 8.30am berkumpul kat rumah aku. Memandangkan aku ni boleh tahan punctualnya, by 8am dah siap. Zoe n Chan macam robot, 8.30 ngam2 dah ada bawah rumah. Call uncle "Lehman" tengok2 baru nak pi ambik kawan2. emmm..mesti lambat lagi la nih. Sempat la aku buatkan American B/fast for Zoe n Chan while waiting for the rest.. that's show how late they are.

Dah lama tunggu and angin dah naik sampai kepala, aku decided to just jalan saja. Agree to bagi direction to the rest. Masa tu dah 10 + ..mana tak naik angin aku. Aku pi dulu ngan Zoe and Chan.

Tapi lepas tu the rest call cakap dah sampai so we meet up kat simpang Mirdif. Sampai Fujairah close to 12 noon and jumpa Lina and Shakira dekat Al Meshwar (anyway, kat Fujairah ni, rest. ni jer lah yg paling besar and best for lepak).

Found out that info given earlier was wrong. Final jump was on Thursday, the day before and Friday is just the closing ceremony and some shows. Frustnye we ols. Anyway, decided to still check out what's the shows all about. Tunggu from 3pm sampai 4.30pm, nothing happened cuma ada la organizer nampak bz2, and ths Cessna (i think, kalu salah jgn marah ye) buat acrobatic. Last-last balik sajer le..
Conclusionnya, jangan jalan kalu tak check plan betul2. Aku nih dah banyak kali terkena pun still buat jugak. Guess next time, i better plan myself instead of thrusting others..hehehe..
So hari Jumaat tu, best time is lepak at Da Shi Dai lepas balik from Fujairah..we had a good laugh..(laughing at diri sendiri) LOL !!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I've been tagged

I’ve been tagged by Shiela. Even though rasa malas nak buat sebab Qs nyer banyak sangat tapi sebab dah kena tag kan so buat jer ler..

1. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they got tagged.

Name : Hartini Hanafi
Sisters : 2
Brothers : 4
Shoe size : 8 1/2
Height : 163 cm

Where do you live : Dubai buat masa ini

Have you ever been in a plane : go figure

Swam in the ocean : only when i go diving. saja2 nak gi swim kat laut tak ada la baik la swimming kat katil lagi best

Fallen asleep at school : masa kat u dulu selalu

Broken someone’s heart : don’t know

Fell off your chair : more than once..hehehe dengan penuh tak malu nyer.

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call : no way, tido lagi best

Saved e-mails : yup i saved all bizs emails and important personal emails.

What is your room like : in dubai – simple and clean. In Malaysia, comfy and clean.
What’s right beside you : now bantal lah
What is the last thing you ate : biskut music nuss yang dibawa khas dari Malaysia (husband fav. kalu rindu kat dia, i eat it. so bekalan kena cukup for 2 mths before balik KL)

Ever had chicken pox : yes
Sore throat : always
Stitches : 2 times – tangan and peha
Broken nose : No.

Do you believe in love at first sight : no, such things don’t exist. lust yes not love.

Like picnics : love it

Who was the last person you danced with : errrr tak nak cakap nanti kena marah dengan husband

Last made you smile : ntah tak ingat

You last yelled at : stoopid travel agent

Today did you talk to someone you like : my darling husband la of coz

Kissed anyone : yup

Get sick : always esp since dok Dubai ni

Talk to an ex : yup we still frens

Miss someone : husband laaaa

Who do you really hate: nobody that i really hate even that stoopid travel agent tu pun i’m just angry not hate.

Do you like your hand-writing : definitely no its so ugly

Are your toe nails painted : nope

Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in : nobody. I love my own bed

What color shirt are you wearing now : baju tido light purplish

Are you a friendly person : think so tapi tak tau la kalu actually org tengok aku ni eksen sebenarnya

Do you have any pets : no way. Pets are no no.

Do you sleep with the TV on : now tak ler tak ada tv dalam bilik but at home in Malaysia yup hv to sleep with tv on and just letak sleeping mode

What are you doing right now : meng answer tag from shiela la..what kind of question is this ?????

Can you handle the truth : yup, honesty and truth doesn’t matter if it’s hurt.

Are you closer to your mother or father : mother

Do you eat healthy : definitely no tengok la saiz badan..

Do you still have pictures of you & your ex : no

If you’re having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to : husband ler. bad days, good days, sad days happy days sumer dia. he is my bestfren, my soulmate, my shoulder to cry on and also to yell on and everything lah. well he's my rock..

Are you loud or quiet most of the time : don’t know ler depends on mood.

Are you confident : yup otherwise i wont be in the position i am now kan..

5 things I was doing 10 years ago
1) baru grad and looking for job
2) plan to get marry and have kids by the time i’m 26..huhh
3) start my first job and resign 2 mths after.. for a very stupid reason whc is tak suka kena pheewitt and kacau by mat2 kilang - tiap pagi lepas turun bas kat tepi federal hway tu aku kena jalan about 10mins nak ke office and kena lalu kilang2 tuh and selalu kena kacau ..hahahaha
4) seeing too many guys - biasalah kan young and single
5) menghabiskan duit gaji ke arah benda2 yang tak berfaedah.. nyesal tak plan my finances properly kalu tak dah jadi millionaire dah aku.. LOL

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire
1) invest the money so i can be richer
2) ntah ler nanti kalu aku jadi kayer baru pikir

5 of my bad habits
1) boros
2) malas exercise
3) jeles tahap cipan (only applicable to husband, org lain i don’t care)
4) boleh tahan moody jugak
5) Procrastinate

5 places I have lived in
1) kelate
2) sarawak
3) terengganu
4) kedah
5) dubai

5 persons that aku nak tag:

1. TDM
2. KJ
3. Hishamuddin Rais - tukar tiub
4. wong chun wai - new malaysia
5. Britney Spears

- aku dah tagged sumer2 nih, but kalu depa x jawab, dont blame me noooo..

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Test for Idiocy

Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question.
You have to answer them instantly. Dont cheat cheat aahhhh..

You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately . OK?
Let's find out just how clever you really are....

First Question: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutel! y wrong! If you overtake the second person, you take his place, so you are second!

Try up next time.

Now answer the second question,but don't take as much time as you took for the first one, OK ?

Second Question: If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?

You're not very good at this, are you?

Third Question:Very tricky arithmetic!
Note: This must be done in your head only.
Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30 .Add another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000Now add 10 . What is the total?

Did you get 5000 ? The correct answer is actually 4100. If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!
Maybe you'll get the last question right.
Maybe hehehe.

Fourth Question: Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the ! name of the fifth daughter?

Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!

Okay, now the bonus round:I may have sent this one before. I! 'm never sure.

A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfullyexpresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?

He just has to open his mouth and ask... It's really very simple.... Like you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I curse you !!!!

Dah lama aku tak naik angin puting beliung macam semalam. But yesterday, i was really furious. Mangsanya ialah travel agent bodo located in Sharja – Middle East & Euro Tours. Sapa-sapa yang dok in UAE ni jangan ler pakai diaorang..

Anyway, me + 3 ladies plan to go to Jordan during Eid Al Adha yelah cuti lama kan. Since i’m quite busy at the office recently, left the searching and checking to those 3 girls. Voila, got an attractive price from that stupid agent and decided to proceed with them (well of course at that time that agent seems nice and accommodating otherwise we won’t choose them on the first place kan). Masa pegi bayar, system down so we have make a big mistake by paying and agree to received e-ticket instead of tunggu confirmation kat situ. Yelah how difficult it is to purchase and confirm flight ticket kan. Tak pernah aku ada masalah before. Not to say that i’m a seasoned traveler but dah banyak kali aku dok berjalan2 tak pernah ada masalah pon.

So lepas happy-happy lala lala dah bayar and everything balik ke opis and dok berangan nak buat aper kat Jordan nanti. Tup-tup lepas tu kawan aku si Fiza tu call and cakap she received the e-tickets and the date is wrong. Instead of 5th Dec dia bagi 5th Nov. Gilo aper. Hari ni dah 3rd Nov, takkan ko nak suruh aku travel esok lusa. Further checking for the actual date, kena bayar additional 900++.

Maybe depa ni tengok aku ada talent marah orang, tugas untuk liase with the agent was given to me ths time. And terrer i am, whole day sitting in the office shouting at that agent and i’m not ashamed to admit that i don’t even rasa kesian sikit pun dekat orang tu kena marah kow-kow dengan aku. Look here, he made a mistake on the date but he put the blame on my friend while all the emails keep on mentioning the date of 5th December. Anyway mistake been made and whether we like it or not we have to find a solution for a win-win solution not a win-lose solution. Now the ticket dah jadi harga 2200++ which is same like other international airlines. What’s the purpose of us taking budget airline kalau kena bayar mahal. Tak ke bodo tu.

At the end its his words against my fren words but at least we have an email to proof that we are right. Still, the company refuse to refund or pay the difference or at least bear half of the difference. It comes back to win-lose situation and i’m at losing side.

Since all payment pakai credit card aku, I have contacted HSBC and CIMB to cancel my transaction which aku tak tau boleh cancel ke tak. Anyway, hari ni HSBC replied and cakap that depa tak leh stop the transaction unless the merchant agreed to it but at the same time ask me isi “Dispute form” which will be my final recourse on disputing the transaction. I’m trying even though i know it would be difficult. At least HSBC reply gitu, CIMB memang hampeh. Bukan setakat cakap tak boleh buat apa dah, siap remind aku that i need to pay them. Dalam kata lain that’s your problem i don’t care, u still have to pay me.

Aku definitely will write a complaint to CIMB pasal ni. Please la, customer ko ni dalam kesusahan, tak payah la ko nak remind me suruh bayar. Itu cakap la dalam surat2 kemudian kalu aku tak bayar. Bodo.. tak pergi training pasal Cust service ker???? Kalo bukan sebab company aku pakai ko, memang tak ingin pun aku bukak akaun dengan CIMB. Aku nak pi komplen kat si Nazir tu, awat tak pandai ajar staff..

Anyway, dari semalam sampai hari ni marah aku tak hilang lagi esp marah pada diri sendiri for such a bad judgment..

Balik nanti nak try nih..maybe will help me back to my senses....

The Devil's Pool

The Devil's Swimming Pool, Zimbabwe
You will find the most magnificent Victoria Falls at a height of 128m. In mths of Sept and Dec, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls without falling over !! These falls are becoming well known amongst the radical tourist industry as more and more people search for the ultimate experience.
Amacam Shiela.. jom kita pi berenang kat situ next year.. ada berani ????

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees

Lurrrrve it....

The Book

The Movie

" An enchanting parable of hope and love"