Monday, September 26, 2016

Ngomel sikit

Kadang2 manusia ni, dia rasa dia sorang je lah yang pandai. Orang lain hampir semuanya kurang cerdik dari dia.

Kalau bawak kereta umpamanya, dia sorang je yang pandai dan ikut undang2. Orang lain semua bangang. Pantang orang silap sikit, macam2 lah caci-maki keluar dari mulut dan jari. Sikit pun tak terlintas kat kepala dia situasi orang lain entah2 tengah emergency ke, entah2 tengah celaru fikiran sebab ditimpa musibah berat ke... Yang dia tau, jalan dia, dia misti jalan. Kalau dah bagi signal kanan, misti masuk kanan walaupun jalan belum clear. Pandai lah sangat kan?

Ada jugak yang paling pandai kat office. Orang lain semua bangang tak pandai buat kerja. Tapi penakut pulak nak suarakan ketidakpuasan hati tu. Jadinye, meroyan lah kat media sosial dengan status update yang menyakitkan jiwa kita yang membacanya. Dia tak sedar, status2 tu semua melambangkan kebongkakan diri sendiri, a peek at the person's true self yang suka merendah2kan orang lain. Orang macam ni saya hide kan je...

Oh and then, yang suka komplen pasal customers. Baik yang berniaga online atau offline. Waahh... kutuk2 customers. Dia tak sedar ke, by doing that dia secara tak langsung dah menabur pasir ke periuk nasinya sendiri. Kawan2 yang baca status tu tak ke potential customers juga? Kalau macam ni dia kutuk customers, esok2 kalau kita jadi customer dia mau lumat juga kena kata. I'm staying away from this kind of people.

Kbai.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kisah roti kepit celah ketiak

Alkisah, tadi kami sekeluarga pergi ke Taman Botani, Putrajaya. It was our first time there. Memang best jalan2 atas boardwalk di bawah teduhan pokok2 yang merimbun. I love trees! So I really did love the walk.

Along the route that we took, we came upon another jambatan, di bawahnya kolam yang penuh dengan ikan. Saw some folks feeding the fishies. Waahh! Had I known ada kolam ikan and can feed the fish, I would've brought some stale bread or something.

My kids were longingly looking at the fish and wishing they get to feed the fish as well. Umar thought ada jual fish food, rupanya tak ada. Humaira pulak kept saying, mama nanti kita datang lagi bawak roti ye.

Next to where they were standing were these 2 ladies, busy dropping crumbs of bread into the pond. I saw each of them had 2 large loaves of bread. The jumbo size one, not the regular. So they had 4 loaves of bread. If this was 12 years ago, before motherhood, I would'nt even think about asking them for some. Malu le wehh! But motherhood changed me (korang yang mak2 ni sure paham, takyah buat2 macho la... hahaha) so I politely asked if they could spare a slice or two so that my kids can feed the fish.

Kau! Mentah2 kena decline hahaha! I wanted to give them a dirty look and a smirk but akak sedar diri, kita yang meminta. Orang taknak bagi, takkan nak paksa pulak kan? So I simply told the kids, "next time".

Sangka baik lah... mungkin lepas ni diorang nak dinner makan roti yang diorang kepit ke hulu, ke hilir celah ketiak tu hihihi.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tablecloth and tote bag.

So....

Not that I haven't been doing anything. I have been busy lah, people. Ceh! I've been over-using the word "busy", and I think it's losing its power. Its strength. Its credibility. So much so that when I say "I'm busy", people go like "Pfft!! What else is new?" Arr haa haaa!

Tapi seriously, memang busy nak2 pulak lepas raya ni. Dah bukak sekolah balik and what not. And at this stage of my life, touching mid-40s, I am having lots of health issues. Mainly hormonal. Aches and pains, gas and winds, worries and fears, you know what I mean.... 

Getting up in the morning is a real, legitimate pain, I'm telling you. It's like... celik-celik mata and wham! Anxiety kicks in. No warning. No need reason. Just, aku nak datang, aku datang! Haaa gitu. And there is always some pain, somewhere. Pinggang today, perut tomorrow, kepala the next. I mean, I can't really be THAT old!? Deal with this every day and I bet you, depression is going to kick in, sooner or later. Blaarghh! Here we go again.

Well anyways, enough grumbling.

Other than mengadu on whatsapp kepada teman2 sekapal, I do the next best thing that occupies me and keep my mind off things I want to keep my mind off of. Things that mess with my brain cells and synapses.

Sew...

I mean, so... 

I sew. 

I make things. I bask and revel (mostly in my head) in the glorious feeling of having made something with love and passion and a dose of inadvertent perfectionism. (Read: OCD)

First up, I made a tablecloth for my dining table. My 2nd diy tablecloth since we bought the table. Terpaksa jahit sendiri because you know why? Alas meja untuk meja 8-10 orang (6' x 10') sangat lah susah nak cari. Setakat ni belum jumpa lagi jual kat mana2 kedai yang I pegi. Maybe ada jual kat some specific shop but I'm not one who would take the trouble to hunt something sampai ke lubang cacing. Since I can make it myself, jahit je lah.

Cewah.... "jahit je lah". Bila dah jahit, baru tau susah juga menjahit alas meja besar ni. Sebab?

1. I use cotton linen. Kain linen is heavy-weight. Having to deal with 12 kaki of linen as you sew is no easy feat, hokay? To begin with, I have always hated bulky projects. Urgh!

2. Target lebar alas 6 kaki. Bidang kain 5 kaki. Tolak basi 2 inci, tinggal la 4 inci je lebih kat tepi meja. Kontot benor! So nak taknak, kena sambung. Haaa... keje memotong border panjang ni lah yg lecehnye. Mind you, nak cover keliling alas meja tu.

3. Bucu. Mitered corners. Harder than they look. But now I know how to make them nice and sharp! Win!

4. Sewing bulky project yg memerlukan jahitan berbatu2 jaraknya using a portable machine ibarat nak ke JB dari KL naik basikal. Gedek gedek gedek! Apa sajaaa si Manisah tuu...

Having said all the above, here's my baby...




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Took me 3 days to finish this. Pelan-pelan buat, hati-hati potong semua to minimize mistake. I didn't want to make a mistake and have to bukak balik semua jahitan, oh tidaakk! 

When I'd finished with that one, I had enough leftover fabric (and then some) to make this tote bag.



I'm thinking of making more bags. Macam best pulak jahit beg.

But that would be another project for another time. 

Cheers!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Raya lagi...


Rasanya masih belum terlambat nak ucapkan selamat hari raya kepada uols yang baik hati yang rajin jenguk2 blog I yang tak seberapa ni.

Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir batin dari saya, tuanpunya blog.

How was your raya? Muak tak terjebak dalam traffic jam yang macam lahanat? Hahahah!

Tapi itulah raya namanya, betul tak? Dulu-dulu masa I kecik2 tak pernah pun redah traffic jam ni semua sebab zaman tu penduduk tak seramai sekarang ni gamaknya. Lagi pulak, dulu-dulu orang tak merantau jauh-jauh. Sekarang ni... orang utara kawin orang selatan, orang barat kawin orang timur... kau bayangkan lah bersimpang-siurnya hamba2 Allah ni semua nak balik kampung masing2. Termasuklah yours truly.

Seperti tahun2 sebelumnya, kami beraya di Muar dulu. Hari raya kedua, perjalanan kami dari Muar, Johor ke Batu Gajah, Perak memakan masa 8 jam! Dua kali ganda dari biasa. Bayangkan lah betapa penatnya, betapa nak muntahnya, betapa rimasnya... tapi tempuh jugalah kan? 

Apa-apa pun, alhamdulillah. Seperti tahun2 yang lepas juga, ini lah masa nak berkumpul dengan kaum keluarga, inilah masa nak jenguk2 kampung dan inilah masa nak pulun makan segala benda yang kat kampung kite je paling sedap tempat lain jual tak sedap hahahah!

Beratur ikut umur =)

Breakfast hari raya ketiga - apam manis, thosai, roti canai, nasi lemak,
bihun goreng, putu mayam and last, but not least, nescafe panas!

Sekian cacatan raya. Sebenarnya memang takde idea pun nak celoteh pasal raya ni sebab tiap2 tahun pun sama je.... Cuma gambar je berbeza sebab anak2 makin membesar.
Bye!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cara Memendekkan Seluar Jeans Dengan Mengekalkan Kelim Asal

Time-time nak raya ni, mesti ramai ibu-ibu dan kakak-kakak yang beli seluar jeans kan? Selalunya kebanyakan kedai jeans ada servis potong kaki seluar jeans kalau terlalu panjang untuk pemakai. Tapi I'm sure uols pun sedia maklum, time-time orang sibuk shopping raya ni, queue nak potong seluar pun hmm alahaaii.... Silap haribulan dia kata kena datang balik ambil seluar hari lain. Saya pernah disuruh tunggu 4 hari! Terus kensel nak beli. Ye lah, dah rumah dengan shopping mall pun bukannya dekat sangat nak main singgah2 kan?

Masa tu terfikir jugak nak potong sendiri je. Tapi takut nanti nampak obvious sangat seluar potong sebab kelimnya dah tentu tak sama dengan kelim asal. Rupa-rupanya ada cara nak maintain kelim asal tu uolz!

Anyway, sekarang kalau beli seluar anak-anak, saya dah tak gaduh sangat kalau seluar terlalu panjang. Saya dah tahu cemana nak potong pendekkan dengan mengekalkan kelim asal. Dan yang paling best, lebihan seluar tu tak payah potong pun. Jadi bila anak tu makin tinggi, saya bukak je balik lipatan tu. Haaa... silap-silap sampai kawin anak saya boleh pakai seluar tu hahahaha!

Jom saya share ilmu yang sedikit ni. Bismillah...









Paham ke ni? Kalau tak paham, tanya kat komen. Tapi rasanya sure paham nye hehehe. Sorry posting ni kelam-kabut sikit sebab saya nak cepat siap sebab nak masak untuk berbuka.

Sekian dulu. Tata-titi-tutu!