Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tagged - 16 Random Facts about me

I've been tagged by Wan Shana since December 24. Been meaning to finish the 'assignment' but couldn't get to point #2 without being interrupted. So tonite, after kissing, hugging and I Love Yous, I tucked all 6 of my angels to bed. Dear Hubby will be in PD until Friday, and I know sleep won’t come easy when he’s not around. So here goes:

16 Random Facts about me: (This will definitely be a loooooong and boriiiing posting)

1) I like to read. I started reading very early. By 12, I’ve already read hundreds of comics, magazines and books. I guess this was due to my dad(AYAH) being a teacher/writer and his habit of buying all kinds of magazines, comics and books to read. My fav comic before I was 7 was Master Q – the Chinese comic. AYAH had a cupboard full of these... Then I got hooked to Kesah Sa-Ribu Satu Malam series... and these books were in Bahasa Melayu Lama. Imagine me reading Arakian, Cheritera etc when I was 11. I loved them... and the GOOD news was – I asked for them recently and AYAH gave me the whole collection! Treasure, treasure!

2) I had Hyperemesis Gravidarium during my pregnancies. My last two pregnancies were the worst. It was when I was pregnant with Haifa (2002) and Hanis (2005). I couldn’t see/hear/smell FOOD and abhor even listening to McD’s ads. It was so bad that I kept close to the bathroom door for easy vomitting. In 2002, I was admitted in SJMC for 2 weeks and was IVd with 60 bottles of glucose and what nots! Habis parut tangan aku!

3) But I looove being in pantang! The confinement period would mean lots of pampering. I adore the 44-days of Tungku, the 12 times of uruts and the tons of jamu! And the taking care of the babies... love it...

4) I believe that my special children – Haziq and Husna – are the biggest reasons for the strength we feel, the love we nurture, the rezeki we welcome and the laughter we share... Sometimes when I looked at the glass half empty, I’d think of their future – the What Ifs... But the positive side of mine would always steer me back to think of the roses instead of the thorns....

5) I was a US size 6 or 7 when I got married at 25. My shoes size was 5. Now at 42+ I think I’ll only fit into size 12 or 13 or 15. My shoe-size currently stands at 7. I don’t know when I’ll stop growing... poor me :(

6) I got my driving license when I was 32! I think it took me nearly 3 years to get my license since there were many disruptions along the way... such as pregnantlah, beranaklah, pergi umrah lah, pergi Haji lah etc etc. And finally in 1998 after my haji, I got the license! And that came with a Kancil – which I was forced to drive by Dear Hubby... takut wooo... but when I got the hang of it, mulalah panjaaaaang langkah ku ini..hihihi...

Laa... baru #7 ka?

7) What else.. hmmhh... ok, one thing about me, I soo love gardening! I love plants and trees, although nowadays I sort of neglect them. I love to have all kinds of plants in the garden that my Mak said that my previous house looked like a jungle. I had to part with my lovely plants at one time when we did the renovation with the old house. Gave away like 40 pots and plants to my neighbor. Sedey tau.... but later I got the new ones in no time! Now, with a bigger garden, I realized that I already have all the plants that I want. But why do I still make that journey to Sg Buluh?

8) I love local fruits – mango, mangosteen, rambutan, duku langsat, durian, dokong are my favs. And I planted these trees (except dokong) here at home. And I love cherries.. but I guess they are not local, right? And they are so darn expensive!

9) I don't watch horror movies! That means I’m a penakut. If watching a horror film would make me start imagining things, better not risk it lah, kan?

10) I take my supplements religiously. I used to take jamus when I was younger, but I started taking supplements when I was nearing 40.

11) I started my skincare regime when I was 33, when I started using SKII. Prior to this it was Oil of Olay cleanser, and that was all I used. When I was nearing 30, I tried using a Malaysian product, then Artistry for a year, Estee for a year before I got stuck to SKII. A loyal user ever since.

12) I love capturing moments on camera. Ever since I used AYAH’s manual Yashica when I was 13, I got hooked to it. I remember when I was in MRSM Kulim, I used to rent a camera at a camera shop..12 exposures would be doubled to 24, and 24 doubled to 48. So I got to take more pictures with minimal price to pay. My first camera was given to me by my big bro – Bemmie. But that camera was stolen when my house was broken into back in the States when I was still studying. Frust giler! My 2nd camera was Canon Prima Super 135, 3rd – CanonPower Shot A620 and my current one – Canon 450D. I took loads of pictures and my picture album cabinets are the solid proof of that...

Berapa lagi nih...

13) I don’t know how many ‘memberships’ that I have. Since I like buying things, and since I like getting discounts, I’d always become a member.. eg like a)bookstores – MPH, Popular, Big Bookshop, SPP etc b)Shops like Robinsons, Jusco, Metro, Aussino, Lovely Lace, etc etc c) All the varieties - Cosway, Amway, Avon, Gano, Era Edar, Nona Roguy, Elken, 4Life etc etc d) A ME time - Missy Nails, Reborn for massage, Fish Spa, microdermabrasion package and many many more... segan pulak nak cakap... I’d usually join to get the discounts la... or am I easily lured into something? Hmmhh... something to ponder...

14) I can’t wear flat shoes. Or I’d tend to walk funny. Weird, huh? Even during my pregnancies, I’d still have to walk in a 2-inch heels. All my shoes will be in their 2 1/2 to 3 inch range although at the moment now my weight is at its heaviest ever....takut pulak patah tumit kasut...huhu...

15) Apa lagi.. Oh, I like slow rock songs since I was in my teens. Nowadays I tend to listen to them only occasionally. Indon songs, and some 80s English songs are the ones being played in my car while driving to work. Mellow with age lah... but sometimes ada jugak Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple tu...hihihi...

16) Last, but never the least – (I’m pretty sure Dear Hubby doesn’t know this), actually it was love at first sight when I first met him. I don’t know how, but I somehow knew then that he was the one for me. Met him in February 1991, engaged in July 1991, and tied the knot in November 1991. It was an intensive getting-to-know relationship and that relationship gave me the most precious package – 6 beautiful babies wrapped with Love, tied with Understanding ribbons and served on a Caring platter....

So, I'm done. I guess I won't be tagging anyone for now.... Lenguh tangan typing ni.. so gotta hit the sack... ZZZzzzzzZZZ

22 comments:

Ibunim said...

DDI..even as your sis there are still things I didn't know about you..#2 I thought it was juz a one off case..#5 welcome to the club, so now we can share shoes.hehehe..#9..really??I love ghost stories..Well...#16 keep it up.
You have a lot more merits than what you juz share...

MAMAMIA said...

Assalamualaikum.......

We don't have much in common nampaknya, except for love to read & makan local fruits.

I ni cukup malas makan supplement, & tak pandai pakai heels. My shoes mostly are flats.. During confinement, kalau boleh semua pantang larang I langgar. I'm hopeless with gardening.

wanshana said...

Ja,

Thank you, thank you, for sharing these 16 random facts about you, dear. Never too late, my dear... never too late! ;)

Some of the things we have in common - we got our driving license late. You at 32, me at 30 (But, I only started driving when I was 35, okay?!). And liking slow rock and Indon songs :)

However, I'm SO not into gardening! Can't even keep a cactus alive, okay? Hehehe!

Have good day, dear :)

Raden Galoh said...

Salam Ja...
Your no 16 begitu menyemtuh hatiku...

You are blessed my sis. Take care.

Mum and Roses said...

Hi Ibu,
I have been reading yours, ddin't manage to say hi until now, this one is so funny and enlightening.

jabishah said...

Kak Ja...

Alamak! I totally forgot abt the tag. Dont worry ur not the last one to submit... I ni draft pun tak buat lagi.

I have passion in photography too. Using canon too but smaller than urs. 350d je.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Ibunim... tu dia.. jom share kasut! Reg the pregnancies - all were bad ones, especially the last 2. That was when I learnt of the words Hyperemesis G tu dari my gynae....

Berani no tengok cerita hantu... eee.. serremm...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Mamamia,
Then we'll make a perfect couple lah..hihihi...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Shana dear,
35? And I thought I was the oldest first-timer on the road!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Salam sis D,
TQ dear.... :)

When things are that important, you can still remember that moment as if it was captured on film...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Mum and Roses,
TQ for dropping by... And "Hello" :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Ja,
(cekak pinggang ni) Cepat buat!

Canon - body 450D, but how I wish I could get a better lens... mahal sangatlah... nak beli kena main kutu nih..hehehe...

Salt N Turmeric said...

Kak Ja, I pun prefer local fruits and love high heels. I look funny in flats and even Michael says so. But masih jugak nak try on the flats when i see them. Letih and sakit kaki pakai heels kalau gi disneyland! hehe.

Pasal membership tu, up i think you're easily lured into buying things. hahhaha.

tireless mom said...

Dear DDI

Glad you took Shana's challenge. So boleh kenal lah sikit sikit about you. I am also deeply touched by your No 4. Sejuk hati. Alhamdulillah dah ada bidadari yang menunggu di pintu syurga.

So you are ex MRSM Kulim eh? You must know one of my best friends' hubby, Jen. Same batch ke?

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Farina,
I no longer pakai heels yg halus-halus... cuma yg ada bigger tapak... Takut nanti tumit kasut patah!

Betul kot... I'm easily lured... senang sangat nak promote barang kat I ni. Nowadays I try to stay away from MLM, kalau join pun sebab for own usage...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear tireless mom,
Dekat sebulan jugaklah baru sempat nak duduk depan laptop & take the challenge :)

Jen? Of course I know him - & his twin - Muzakir ke? Yes, he's my batch. We're having a reunion (30years since Form 1 1979) on Feb 7th. At the moment, the committee members r trying to locate him....

tireless mom said...

Dear DDI

If you need Jen Muzahar's number, I can get you through the wife. Muzakir is working in Spore, tak sure pulak if recession time ni he has to come back. Email me at yatt_noor@yahoo.com if you need Muzahar's number, oops nasib baik tak tertype dia punya nickname. My gmail nya account I jarang check.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Tireless mom,
I just wrote you an email. TQ dear :)

tireless mom said...

Dear DDI

Thanks, replied already.

nazihah said...

salam....
i'm 23 and don't worry bout u reading the old kind of book..cause i did it too... i'm very excited to read ur blog though~
and yah~ the 'kesah saribu satu malam'..my parents bought 2 of that book...but only one of that still in my house..{and my lil sis read it too~she is only 15)
i'm looking for the rest of it...
i dont know where can i find those book...if anyone could help me finding it,that will be great! email me if u have any info... gheart_pu3@yahoo.com

Im Daniel said...

Assalamualaikum,
Saya Aliff Danial, penulis buku 'Tiket Bolasepak Untuk Putera Haziq'. Saya sangat berminat untuk mendapatkan salinan fotokopi semua siri "Kesah Sa-ribu Satu Malam" milik Puan. Jikalau Puan sudi, saya akan kirimkan wang kepada Puan dan hadiah sebuah buku tulisan saya kepada Puan sebagai satu "Tandahati".
Kalau puan sudi, emelkan saya ke formula24hours@gmail.com
Saya menunggu emel Puan.

aleesyanatasya said...

Assalamualaikum. Saya Hamsina dari Temerloh. Saya juga memang telah lama mencari kesah Sa-ribu Satu Malam old version ni. Pertama kali saya membacanya pada tahun 1977 ketika berusia 12 tahun, ketika saya belajar mengaji. Sambil menunggu giliran, saya sempat membaca buku tersebut. Isinya menarik, bahasa lama yang indah. Saya juga ingin memohon jasa baik Puan, jika berkelapangan dan sudi, saya juga berminat untuk mendapatkan salinan fotokopi siri ini, Jilid 1 dan Jilid 2. InsyaAllah, saya akan masukkan bankinkan duitnya kepada puan. Tolong emailkan jawapan puan kepada aleesyanatasya121@gmail.com.Terima kasih.