Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.

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Baru Day 3, sudah tergendala sebentar..

 

Honestly, I don’t have any idea about a perfect first date. My first date? I don’t even remember but I’m guessing it was perfect coz if it’s not, then I won’t end up marrying him, kan?

But I remember there was this one time, I don’t really remember whether it was on my birthday or it was a few days before Valentine’s, either in 1999 or 2000.. my husb (then boyfriend) brought me to TGIF JB for a birthday/valentine’s dinner where i had my first taste of western cuisine. kesian kan.. never had chicken chop before coz i grew up in a place where the closest thing to western food are barbequed chicken wings and a RM2.50 roadside chicken/egg burger. I didn’t quite remember that night, but I thought it was perfect.

So for me, perfect dates are not necessarily the ones with candlelight dinners, bouquet of flowers, presents, etc., etc. When neither of the couple act all weird, both being comfortable and enjoying the presence of each other, then that is my idea of a perfect date [not only first date ya..]


Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today

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Hah! This is super easy.. i was planning on taking photo of my breakfast, but because I had them quite late, my stomach was grumbling, i forgot! and i said, owh well.. i can always snap a picture of my lunch.. then, i forgot again..

since the challenge only say A Photo and not SNAP A Photo, i guess it’s asi juga if i just google the picture of what i had for lunch. I’m so clever, aren’t i? ngeh ngehhh…

so, lo and behold.. presenting you.. the photo of something i ate today… tadaaa…


30 Days Challenge 2012 : Ammendments

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Aik? Can ammend meh?

Sekadar Gambar Hiasan

Sekadar Gambar Hiasan

My game, suka hati saya lah..

I’m changing a few challenges because – i have a pretty good reason k – i have already done them last year. I promised u before that it will be different from last year’, right?

So, without further ado, here are the newly ammended 30 Days Challenge 2012:-

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of our favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot. Take a stand on a controversial parenting subject, such as breastfeeding vs. Formula feeding, spanking, etc.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name. Discuss a spontaneous moment in your life that that turned out to be fantastic.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently. Something you’re looking forward to this year.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.

There! Only three ammendments.. hmm puas hati lah.. :-)


Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was

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A Picture of Yourself

And a Description of How Your Day Was

How my day was? I have two pimples, one on each cheek, how do you think my day was? hehe.. hate those pimples.. but sapa suruh gatal tangan pigi picit? it’s 11:22:01 pm and I haven’t mandi yet hence the “beautiful and angelic” photo above.

Owh ya, my day.. In the morning, had to send both my kids to school as their daddy was outstation. One goes to Putatan, while the other goes to KK and the mommy herself is all the way to UMS. At work, don’t story lah.. as usual.. except that I did manage to download and watch American Idol in the afternoon. after work, came home. Happy hubby is back. Cook Dinner. Sent Ellone to Taekwondo. Came back home, watch TV & have dinner. Take Ellone from Taekwondo. Watch half of yesterday’s The Voice episode coz hubby hasn’t watch it yet. Blogging. After this wil go mandi then dreamland..

Nothing Interesting, sorry to disappoint you :-)


New Look and New 30 Days Challenge

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How do you like my new theme? Looks very2 pretty and sophisticated and elegant with a dash of fun, right? I’m loving this theme very much. If you don’t like it, then keep it to yourself. Do not burst my bubbles whatever rocks my boat, alrighty? Don’t ask, yes, I’m writing in blockquotes because I just love the default italic fonts 😀

So, what’s up? Hmm.. American Idol and The Voice are now in season again.

Photo Credit : poptower.com

Honestly, I kinda like The Voice more.

Photo Credit : http://reeltalk.areavoices.com

The people who came for audition are much better singers than those of American Idol, and seriously, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are hotter than J Lo 😛 I can foresee that I’ll be posting quite a number of entries in relation to these two shows in the near future.

On a different note, I’d like to start another 30 Days Challenge.

HAHAH!!

I know I didn’t manage to complete the challenge last year, but all the more reason to do another one for 2012, am I right? Besides, I’d like to start blogging regularly like I used to and i think this 30 Days Challenge is perfect to get  my “engine” started. Of course the challenges won’t be the same as last year’s. I went googling around here is what I found :-

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of our favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.

😀

Easy-peasy, right?

I’m going to start Day 1 Challenge immediately after I published this post. I’m tipu-ing a bit coz I had to do it now while I’m still all geared up for it.

Anybody want to join me?


Sharing is Caring

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Hi People..

Hope you’re now a lot wiser after looking at my wisdom tooth for quite a certain amount of time.. hehe :-) It was a perfectly healthy tooth but i had to pull it out because it was growing in the wrong direction [due to no “friend” on my lower jaw] and it was causing me painful gums as food can easily get stuck there.. and to tell you the truth (and to brag a bit).. i never had a single rotten tooth in all my 32 yrs 1 month and 26 days of existence. Never had a tooth filled and never had a tooth pulled out because it was rotten. Looks like my daughter is also taking after me, no rotten teeth yet and she’s already 7.

But enough about my teeth.. it’s not like you haven’t look at it for what seems like ages now.. hehe..

The main reason for this particular post today is actually to share with you and with the rest of the world about 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters by Michael Mitchell. If you’ve read this before, then read it again.. I’m sure it can get you to shed a tear or two.. again.

When I first read them, i did get all teary-eyed.. they had really stricken a chord in me either in remembering the ways my beloved dad has treated me as i was growing up or in the ways i saw my dearest husband treating our daughter as well.

This article is taken from From Dates to Diapers and the original author is Michael Mitchell who blogs about tips and life lessons for Dads with Daughters in Life To Her Years. If I’m not mistaken, these 50 Rules here are only the first 50 tips from his blog.. I visited it and noticed that the latest entry is Rule 238.

Here goes the 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters:-

 

1. Love her mom. Treat her mother with respect, honor, and a big heaping spoonful of public displays of affection. When she grows up, the odds are good she’ll fall in love with and marry someone who treats her much like you treated her mother. Good or bad, that’s just the way it is. I’d prefer good.


2. Always be there. Quality time doesn’t happen without quantity time. Hang out together for no other reason than just to be in each other’s presence. Be genuinely interested in the things that interest her. She needs her dad to be involved in her life at every stage. Don’t just sit idly by while she add years to her… add life to her years.


 

3. Save the day. She’ll grow up looking for a hero. It might as well be you. She’ll need you to come through for her over and over again throughout her life. Rise to the occasion. Red cape and blue tights optional.


 

4. Savor every moment you have together. Today she’s crawling around the house in diapers, tomorrow you’re handing her the keys to the car, and before you know it, you’re walking her down the aisle. Some day soon, hanging out with her old man won’t be the bees knees anymore. Life happens pretty fast. You better cherish it while you can.


5. Pray for her. Regularly. Passionately. Continually.


 

6. Buy her a glove and teach her to throw a baseball. Make her proud to throw like a girl… a girl with a wicked slider.


 

7. She will fight with her mother. Choose sides wisely.


 

8. Go ahead. Buy her those pearls.


9. Of course you look silly playing peek-a-boo. You should play anyway.


 

10. Enjoy the wonder of bath time.


11. There will come a day when she asks for a puppy. Don’t over think it. At least one time in her life, just say, “Yes.”


12. It’s never too early to start teaching her about money. She will still probably suck you dry as a teenager… and on her wedding day.


 

13. Make pancakes in the shape of her age for breakfast on her birthday. In a pinch, donuts with pink sprinkles and a candle will suffice.


 

14. Buy her a pair of Chucks as soon as she starts walking. She won’t always want to wear matching shoes with her old man.


 

Photo Credit :: Danielle Rocke Toews

15. Dance with her. Start when she’s a little girl or even when she’s a baby. Don’t wait ‘til her wedding day.


 

16. Take her fishing. She will probably squirm more than the worm on your hook. That’s OK.


17. Learn to say no. She may pitch a fit today, but someday you’ll both be glad you stuck to your guns.


18. Tell her she’s beautiful. Say it over and over again. Someday an animated movie or “beauty” magazine will try to convince her otherwise.


 

19. Teach her to change a flat. A tire without air need not be a major panic inducing event in her life. She’ll still call you crying the first time it happens.


20. Take her camping. Immerse her in the great outdoors. Watch her eyes fill with wonder the first time she sees the beauty of wide open spaces. Leave the iPod at home.


21. Let her hold the wheel. She will always remember when daddy let her drive.


22. She’s as smart as any boy. Make sure she knows that.


23. When she learns to give kisses, she will want to plant them all over your face. Encourage this practice.


24. Knowing how to eat sunflower seeds correctly will not help her get into a good college. Teach her anyway.


25. Letting her ride on your shoulders is pure magic. Do it now while you have a strong back and she’s still tiny.


26. It is in her nature to make music. It’s up to you to introduce her to the joy of socks on a wooden floor.


27. If there’s a splash park near your home, take her there often. She will be drawn to the water like a duck to a puddle.


28. She will eagerly await your return home from work in the evenings. Don’t be late.


29. If her mom enrolls her in swim lessons, make sure you get in the pool too. Don’t be intimidated if there are no other dads there. It’s their loss.


30. Never miss her birthday. In ten years she won’t remember the present you gave her. She will remember if you weren’t there.


31. Teach her to roller skate. Watch her confidence soar.


32. Let her roll around in the grass. It’s good for her soul. It’s not bad for yours either.


33. Take her swimsuit shopping. Don’t be afraid to veto some of her choices, but resist the urge to buy her full-body beach pajamas.


34. Somewhere between the time she turns three and her sixth birthday, the odds are good that she will ask you to marry her. Let her down gently.


35. She’ll probably want to crawl in bed with you after a nightmare. This is a good thing.


36. Few things in life are more comforting to a crying little girl than her father’s hand. Never forget this.


37. Introduce her to the swings at your local park. She’ll squeal for you to push her higher and faster. Her definition of “higher and faster” is probably not the same as yours. Keep that in mind.


38. When she’s a bit older, your definition of higher and faster will be a lot closer to hers. When that day comes, go ahead… give it all you’ve got.


39. Holding her upside down by the legs while she giggles and screams uncontrollably is great for your biceps. WARNING: She has no concept of muscle fatigue.


40. She might ask you to buy her a pony on her birthday. Unless you live on a farm, do not buy her a pony on her birthday. It’s OK to rent one though.


41. Take it easy on the presents for her birthday and Christmas. Instead, give her the gift of experiences you can share together.


42. Let her know she can always come home. No matter what.


43. Remember, just like a butterfly, she too will spread her wings and fly some day. Enjoy her caterpillar years.


44. Write her a handwritten letter every year on her birthday. Give them to her when she goes off to college, becomes a mother herself, or when you think she needs them most.


45. Learn to trust her. Gradually give her more freedom as she gets older. She will rise to the expectations you set for her.


46. When in doubt, trust your heart. She already does.


47. When your teenage daughter is upset, learning when to engage and when to back off will add years to YOUR life. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.


48. Ice cream covers over a multitude of sins. Know her favorite flavor.


49. This day is coming soon. There’s nothing you can do to be ready for it. The sooner you accept this fact, the easier it will be.


50. Today she’s walking down the driveway to get on the school bus. Tomorrow she’s going off to college. Don’t blink.



3 O’Clock in the Morning, 3 days into 2012

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Hello people yang sedang dibuai mimpi.. :-)

I couldn’t sleep so i thought, i’d better write something to welcome 2012 into thevoicewithin.net

earlier today, i was thinking of going to work tomorrow later today, but since kejadiannya begini.. to avoid being zombie-like the whole day, decided to postpone my niat murni to perhaps this Thursday.. heheh.. yes people, my christmas cum new year leave is until Thursday.. cuti sakan nampaknya ya..

sa tau ramai yang memaki-maki sbb sistem elnpt yg saya buat tu buruk.. i could list down hundreds of reason why, but then again, let’s start the new year with no excuses, okaiiii… i’m guessing my office phone has hit the 99 (or is it 100??) missed-calls for quite a number of times already…

apa ble buat lah.. tunggu ja la kamu aa.. due date 6hb pun, tatap kana extend punya tu.. sampai bulan 12 pun ada tu.. hahaha..

come to think of it, sa punya elnpt pun blm submit.. since i couldn’t sleep anyway, bagus bikin laa.. sementara masih ingat…

bah, toodles!

[Updated at 3:50 a.m] : woopsie!! rupanya elnpt non-academic suda tutup.. tettt….!!