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Friday, 28 December 2012

Dust Management

Assalamu'alaikum. I don't know others, but I hate dust. Allergic to it. Sinus is one thing, yes. But headaches contributor is another one bigger thing. Owh, yeah that's right.. Dust gives me headaches. Most of the time. Makes me feel inadequate and incompetent to bits. Why? Because it gives this impression of how lousy I am at making my place in order.
No, not that really. It's more to shooting right into my eyes, heart and soul. 
I can't explain it, but let's just say that I just love to see everything shining at me.
Know what I mean?


All those perfumes you see above had been stealing loads of my time whenever I cleaned the dressing table. I had to take each one of them down and put them back like almost everyday? Oh My Goodness, Nai...! So enough was enough. I went to the nearest Cosway distributor and redeemed those two multi-purpose racks to save my day.
Yeah, Alhamdulillah.. my job has been easier ever since.
That's what I call as the 'Dust Management' as far as my bedroom is concerned.

That's all, guys. Thanks for reading, appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
Until next entry, Cheerio..!
Much Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.
Assalamu'alaikum.



Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Beautifully Caged White Tigers and A Kid's Preference

Assalamu'alaikum. How are you guys doing? Any of you loves tigers? Well, Junior does. In fact, he's crazy for almost all animals. Tigers in particular. That's why he keeps asking to keep going to the zoo, which I'm so not into. In Phuket FantaSea Theme Park that was exactly what he wanted to go and see. Come shine come rain, he was adamantly determined. Thanks to the disposable rain-coats I had brought along from home, we bid farewell to other visitors who were stranded in the rain. Off to the tigers' haven.


No smiles, a'ah. Not until he could get to the tigers. 


Then only he could smile... ^_^ Well, much much much better compared to four years ago, when all he did was either crying or making us wanna cry. Then he found nothing interesting in Phuket FantaSea. Now at least he had his preference. White Tigers, apparently. 


What a gorgeous showroom a.k.a cage for the controlled species.


Kids, that's just the way they really are. No pretension. They say what they mean and mean what they say. Protected from sins. 


Once he got what he wanted, he was very much ready to compromise things.
By then, it was already getting dark. But then again, that particular venue was meant for him anyways from the beginning. 

That's all for today. Thanks for reading, really appreciate it. Until next entry, Cheerio..!
Much Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.






Wordless Wednesday ~ First Time Ever!

Assalamu'alaikum.


With Loads of Love,
Nai at Tak Pe Je.




Monday, 24 December 2012

Quad Bike, the Mainland Jet-Ski

Assalamu'alaikum. Hi there, everybody. How are you doing? It's Christmas tomorrow and a big shout out to my Christian friends who're celebrating it. Hope you guys have a blast!
For today, here's a picture of Junior on an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle). This quad-bike looked tempting to me but my flu didn't compromise at all, so I just sat under an umbrella-ed tree waiting for Junior and his daddy for half an hour or so. 



I didn't even know they have all this in Phuket ~ I thought it's all about paradise islands only. But apparently they also have this city tour thingy, one of which is a park with ATV ride, go-kart, shooting and elephant trekking all in one place in a district called Si Sunthong.
Extremely hot, but adventurous to bits. Junior loved the place so much he asked to go again some time. But we said we'd find ATV rides in Malaysia itself soon.

Do you love this kinda thing as well? I think it's just like jet-ski, only that it's on land. 
Let's give it a shot some time, shall we?
That's all for now. Thanks for reading. Until next entry, cheerio..!
Much Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.
Assalamu'alaikum.


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Paint Me Surreal

Assalamu'alaikum.
It's a wonderful sunny Sunday here in Kuala Lumpur by far. No sign of rain. Well, not just yet. Our lunch was great, Alhamdulillah. Fresh from the humble kitchen of mine.
The menu was simple (Beef Curry - Ikan Pekasam - Mixed Salads - Sambal Belacan).
Simple But Heavenly Tasteful. 
Thanks to my SIL, who took charge right after I was done making the Beef Curry.

Anyhow, I'm not displaying any picture of the menu here. For I was too tired and too hungry to even remember to snap any. Hurmm.. 
So, here's just a surreal painting of me, thanks to LunaPic Online Photo Editor.


There goes nothing from me. Thanks anyhow for reading. Hope your weekend has been a bliss, guys. Until next entry, sayonara. Much Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.
Assalamu'alaikum.



Thursday, 20 December 2012

Back To Basic With Blouse and Pants

Assalamu'alaikum. How are you guys? Hope you are all doing good, Inshaa Allah.
In my recent trip to Phuket, I felt like going back to the good old days when I was always dressed in blouse and pants. When I preferred pants to jeans. So I packed several matching blouses and pants together with separate hijabs. Other than advocating the basic ensemble, that had proven to be weight friendly, both to the luggage and the hands holding them. Here's one of them:


The hijab was a square one of 60 inches opening. I really had to exercise the ultimate patience while styling it. Wasn't a wise idea it turned out to be.. not suitable for the Phuket hot and dry weather. Loved what I saw, though. ^_^

There goes nothing from me. Thanks for reading. Until next entry, bye for now. 
Much Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.
Assalamu'alaikum.





Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Phuket Revisited ~ Phang Nga Bay Tour

Assalamu'alaikum. I'm back in town. Safe and sound. Alhamdulillah. I went to Phuket. Again. From the moment we stepped our feet in the island four years ago, we vowed to come back again. And again. What a heaven on earth. Subhanallah...!

Phang Nga Bay ~ Q to get into the narrow cave  

This time around Junior knew to appreciate the beautiful scenery unlike before.
 Which was a bliss, coz we had the nicest time together. Last time he was all moody due to the hot and extremely dry weather. Can't blame him, though. What do you expect from a four year-old boy, right?  

Boat Ride ~ Phang Nga Bay Tour
Junior particularly loved the narrow path in the cave, which was very adventurous according to him. We had to lie down flat in the boat while going into the dark cave.
The air was so tensed due to the heavy traffic with the boats coming in and out of the cave. There was only ONE entrance, which also served as exit. Phewww!

Worth the narrow cave ~ Mangrove Trees awaited us.

With him being such a good sport, everything was even more wonderful.
Even the scenery looked much better. For our hearts were much happier. He even couldn't wait to come again. Especially now that he really enjoyed snorkeling.
Would blog more about our trip later.

Until then, bye for now. Thanks for being with me, love you for that.
Much love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.
Assalamu'alaikum.


Friday, 14 December 2012

It's Friday Again, December Almost Bids Farewell..

Assalamu'alaikum. Hi there, dear friends. How have you been doing this week? It's friday again, how fast time passes. Next thing you know, December almost comes to an end. 2012 will become a yester-year. 2013 steps in to succeed the throne. And we all become a year less younger. Scary, don't you think?

Anyways, I'm out of town now. Would blog about my location soon.. ^_^ Just to do a quick post and say Hello to those who have been kind enough to keep coming back here. Because you guys really add up to the spice in the blogging space of mine. Appreciate it so very much. Thank you, it's been goooooood all year round with you all. Now I must go, you have a great weekend ahead, ya? Until then, Cheerio...! Much Love, Nai a.k.a Tak Pe Je.

Assalamu'alaikum.



Tuesday, 11 December 2012

KL-Langkawi-Penang-KL ~ A Road Trip

Assalamu'alaikum. How was your weekend? Hope you guys had a good rest.
Mine was spent mostly in the car, literally speaking. We drove from KL after Isya' prayer all the way to Kuala Perlis Jetty, where we took a ferry to Langkawi Island. Our trip was the 8.15 a.m ferry, the tickets we got after 2 hours of queuing. The Jetty was ridiculously full with people. I slept all 60 minutes of the journey to Langkawi Island. Bliss..

We got lucky when we found a landlady whose homestay was still available at such a short notice.
D'rumah Warisan Homestay was such a cozy kampung-style place, as it turned out.
And we got it for a mere RM140 per night, which was da bomb good, just what we wanted and more.
Later I had been told that I could have gotten at least another 10 bucks cheaper had I asked for discount. But come to think of it, I'd rather not. Just because she was an angel, not necessarily that I had to play a devil. What goes around, comes around.. remember?  


We checked in after taking our breakfast at Pekan Kuah and caught our sleeps properly right until 12 p.m. or so. Then we drove around the island, round and round, enjoying the scenery.
Since we've been there so many times already, we didn't really bother to make an official visit anywhere in particular. Just the 'mandatory' ones, like chocolate hunting and gamat warehouse.


The next morning we checked out and wandered about Langkawi once more, before boarding our ferry at 4 pm and reached Kuala Perlis Jetty around 5 pm. Then we drove to Penang.
It was such a fun experience boarding the huge ferry across the Malacca Straits together with the car. 
I for once was put in quite a stress to find ways to the ferry terminal using google maps.
Thank God I found this blog: Reena's Online. But If were to choose, I would have just opted for sign board readings, you know what I mean? I hate maps... HELP....!

With my brother-in-law
I almost threw out when was 'forced' to find ways to get to Nasi Kandar Kapitan Keling a.k.a Nasi Kandar Beratur AND Nasi Kandar Line Clear. Thank God I had the chance to delegate the task to my brother-in-law.
Since the former opens daily at 10 pm, we went to the latter.
And by the time of which, I was totally hungry and dizzy. Of course contributed mostly by the map reading! As it turned out, I ate like a giant. Not that I loved the Nasi Kandar so much, but more due to earlier explanation. We drove back to KL after that, taking Penang Bridge this time. Equally great experience, actually.. both the ferry and the bridge. 

Well.. that was it. Truth be told, I'd rather eat Nasi Kandar at Pelita, Ampang.
Hurmmm... Thanks for reading, anyway. Until next time, bye for now.
Much Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.
Assalamu'alaikum. Peace No War....!




Thursday, 6 December 2012

Saree Turns Abaya

Assalamu'alaikum.
I sent this soft green saree to my tailor to be made into an abaya. She gave me a weird look for a glance or two, but smiled nonetheless at the third one. 
And she said she was pleased when she saw the outcome. So, my response was:
"Told ya.."

I wore it the first time at my brother's nikah day and the second time yesterday at work. 
The detriment was temperature factor. I would never wear it in a hot place. Air-cond friendly, rest assured. 



With my practical student


Since I love it so much, I'm gonna get another nice saree for another pretty abaya. 
May be for Eid. May be for office wear. May be both. Hehehe.

That's all, folks. Thanks for reading. Appreciate it so much. Bye for now. 
With Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.

Assalamu'alaikum.


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

MOTD (Meal of the Day): Simplicity

KERUTUK DAGING
 Salam. Instead of doing Outfit of the Day (OOTD), let's change to Meal of the Day (MOTD). Hehehe. Naaaaah... just kidding.
I sometimes tend to snap some pix each time I cook, but most of the time I choose not to. For I normally would be too hungry to do so or too tired. Either that or just can't be bothered.
KEMBUNG BAKAR TAWAR

Recent weekend I purposely took some pix for this blog. 


SALAD
CILI POTONG



I chose to cook the simplest meal possible. And the fastest that I could. Since my sis-in-law (SIL) had already taken out from the fridge some beef and fish, I made them for a good use. Hence, the Kerutuk Daging and Kembung Bakar Tawar. Just added Salad and Cili Potong, 
VoilĂ   we were ready to eat!



Reason being, I had a date.
And we watched the latest Bond movie, Skyfall.
OMG! I love DANIEL CRAIG even more now.
And Adele was smoking hot with the theme song!
My simple MOTD gave me a fab day, Alhamdulillah.

There goes nothing from me. Thanks for reading.
Bye for now. Assalamu'alaikum.


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Shila Hamzah, Zheng Fu and Print Turban.

Salam. I never liked Shila Hamzah until I came across her videos in you.tube playing guitar and doing covers of latest hit songs. I for once fell in love with her. Then she did a marvelous job in the Asian Wave 2012, which sent me shivers right up to the bones. And how pretty she's become in my eyes now that she's beautifully covered as a Muslim lady. 

Of all the songs that she sang in the Asian Wave 2012, Zheng Fu by Na Ying really caught my heart. The way Shila performed the song gave me a weird feeling of sadness, regardless of the fact that I didn't understand a word of what she was saying. Recently there's a version of that very performance with English translation. Then again, I believe there's more soul to the song than the translation will be able to illustrate, looking at Shila's interpretation of the same. 

My son knows more Mandarin than I do, good for him. I've been finding my own time to have some grasp on the language as well, just not the right time yet, I guess.
Anyways, here's how lovely Shila was:


Always feel like crying every time I see this video. She must have understood the lyrics so much to be able to deliver such an outstanding performance. Apart from that, she has brought turban to another level here in Malaysia. Even I started to wear it, with my own modification and interpretation, though.. *wink.
And she has also inspired lots of Malaysians to master foreign languages other than English.
Moreover, she has proved that covering your auraah is not a hindrance in any way whatsoever to be living your dreams. That if you respect yourself and your religion, others will learn to respect you and your religion just the same.

Proud of her. Hope she'll be doing much better in years to come.
  

An Ice Cream Worth Trying

Salam.
Last two weeks I went to Alamanda Putrajaya for a meeting. Since I was quite early and not in a position to do any window shopping, I decided to park myself at The Cream & Fudge Factory. Mainly because the weather was too hot and the ice cream looked too hot a temptation to resist.
Yeah, it was worth every dime.. 
A little bit too sweet for my taste, but delicious nonetheless. When asked, I couldn't recall the price, as usual. Never really stall pricing in my head, a habit I'm still trying to escape from.

Ice cream lovers, do check it out. You'd love the wafer, the very least.
Rest assured, it melts in your senses..


Batik Day ~ Orange Kurung Loves Purple Hijab

 Salam.
Thursday is the official day for batik attires in Malaysia, especially for government servants. Being in private sector, I'm not subject to such requirement.
But last Thursday I felt like wearing my orange Kurung Pahang batik, without really connecting to the batik day in the first place. A plain coincidence it was, actually.

Got a few appointments that day, felt this pang of feminine sparks one way or another. Quite contrary to the previous times, I paired the orange batik with two tone purple syria hijab. Color blocking, eh?
Kinda loved the outcome. My face was actually reddish that day, after the cinnamon herbs mask and rock salt scrub I wrote about earlier here. But it didn't show in the picture, too bad.

There goes nothing from me, really. Thanks for keep coming back, dear friends.. appreciate it so much. Until next time, Assalamu'alaikum.
Much Love, Nai @ TPJ.