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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Home pc broken down, a netbook needed!

It has been over 2 months that our home desktop broken down. Hubby tried to ask for help from his friend but he is too busy to entertain us.

After waiting for 2 months, we brought the cpu to a computer shop. What was told is that the motherboard died, and the ram is needed to change to a newer version if we change the motherboard. The technician give us an estimation of RM300 to fix it.

RM300 isn't too much, but we still prefer to get a netbook instead of repairing the old desktop. Since we love to travel, a mini netbook suits us best. Hubby likes to lie on the bed surfing the net too!

PC fair in Ipoh just started, hubby and I went there yesterday and bought our mini netbook! We bought a Toshiba NB305 in white color. White color's Toshiba is out of stock, and it will arrived next week, which means we will be surfing the Internet with our white netbook next week! Yay!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sweat non-stop

What a hot day? I doubted why the weather goes such extreme, it is very hot now, but may start raining cats and dogs later on. The world's coming to the end soon, huh?

I'm sitting in my tiny little office where I usually keep the hot air away by switching on a small stand fan. Today, I'm sweating like a pig. My sweats are streaming down my forehead even when I'm sitting still!

Now, I have switched on the air con along with my stand fan. Feeling good! LOL!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday blue?

I've made a plan to wake up every morning to exercise on my bike to get rid of the fats. I'm growing way too fat and work-out is needed to reduce the fats that built on my body.

So today is the first day, I hope I can keep this up for at least 3 months. For me, cycling guarantee weight lost. I lost quite a lot before my wedding by cycling.

After the 30 minutes cycling session, I bath and follow hubby to work. But I'm feeling tired all day long, my head is filled with clouds, making me feeling dizzy. *Sigh*. I'm soon getting tired of myself. May be it's the side effect of taking Clomid, but I won't allow myself to go home to rest so often, so I'm sitting in my office, trying to keep myself alert until it's time for home! *Yawn*

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A simple dinner

Our eating out for yesterday night was at a corner shop near Taman Bombak. Most of the time we went there, we saw it crowded with many people waiting for tables. During weekend, you will be sitting for an hour to wait for your dishes.

It has been long since my FIL wanted to go there for a try, since every time we went there was on weekend, and the crowd of people used to scare us away. LOL!

Finally, we could have a try there. I forgot the English or Malay name for the shop, in chinese, it's called 兵头. We didn't wait for long for the dishes, may be due to the fact that it's not on weekends.

We ordered 4 dishes and 1 soup. Stir fried vege is the best of all. Others are only "so so"!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Joy of celebrating

My FIL and MIL both hit a third prize in Magnum! Hurray! Their car plate no had run up to the third place! Both of my in-laws were on cloud nine! Although they didn't won much money but still everybody around are asking for a treat of meal, and they joyfully treated them since everybody are happy over it!

Tonight four of us are going out for dinner and tomorrow night, we are going to eat out too. My FIL and MIL are going to treat two tables to celebrate!

Hubby and I didn't have luck in lottery so we seldom buy numbers. Winning in a lottery will be something extremely amazing for us. The only time we won was during my wedding, while I wondering whether to take a nicer gown with an additional RM300. We won RM200 by buying RM1 big, RM1 small, for our file number in the wedding shop. The RM200 was then going in to upgrade my wedding gown!!! Hubby was grumpy since I didn't tell him about buying this number and why I buy that little!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1 or 2 months to refund???

On the beginning of the month, our famous low cost carrier - AirAsia had launch flights to Korea.

Hubby and I was longing to go Korea for a visit, so we sit still in front of the notebook, waiting for the clock to strike 12am, to begin our booking. Well, I expect the system to get jammed up as usual, but surprisingly, it wasn't. I go smoothly through until payment. Keyed in everything, waited a while before the page showed reservation status: Pending. Since reservation status is pending, I'll have to wait till the next morning to contact AirAsia regarding the status.

Cut the story short, a final reply from AirAsia confirmed booking was unsuccessful, and we left it since there won't be any cheap ticket available after 2 days.

A few days ago, hubby received his credit card statement. The air ticket that cost RM1,470.00 which we unsuccessfully booked, had been charged to hubby's credit card!!! After a hard time calling to the center which is charging RM1.95/min, I was told that we were to fax over the statement, or emailed it and wait for refund for ONE OR TWO MONTHS!!!

What kind of policy they are having??? They charged us wrongly and we were to pay the bill and wait for one or two months for refund??? I request to speak to their supervisor for an explanation, and was told that their supervisor was meeting. The officer took my hp number, promised to get someone to call back within one or two hours, but I've never received any calls for the passed 24 hours!!!

AirAsia is nevertheless the cheapest airfare provider, but their customer service is really bad!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Heavy rain

Heavy rain on a Saturday. It's feeling good right now since we are having a heavy downpour in Ipoh. We had it too yesterday. With more rain, the surrounding air seems becoming more friendly.

I've a bad night twisting and turning, hopefully tonight will be a good good night. LOL!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First day of Puasa

To me, Puasa (fasting) is the month leading to Hari Raya Puasa. We could buy delicious Malay food in the evening!

Just in case you are not aware of the meaning of fasting before Hari Raya Puasa, what is Ramadan? I've found some detailed explanation for you:
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset. Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility and spirituality and is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards about ten days each year depending on the moon. Muslims believe Ramadan to be the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

The most prominent event of this month is fasting. Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat Sahur or Sehri or Sahari (meaning "something we eat at Sahar"), then they perform the fajr (or Sobh) prayer. They have to stop eating and drinking before the call for prayer starts until the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib. Muslims break their fast at Maghrib (at sunset) prayer time with a meal called Iftar. Muslims may continue to eat and drink after the sun has set until the next morning's fajr prayer call. Then the process starts again.

Ramadan is a time of reflecting , believing and worshiping God. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and to avoid obscene and irreligious sights and sounds. Sexual activities during fasting hours are also forbidden. Purity of both thoughts and actions is important. The fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised awareness of closeness to God.

The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. It also allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and charity (Zakat).

Muslims should start observing the fasting ritual upon reaching the age of puberty, so long as they are healthy, sane and have no disabilities or illnesses. The elderly, the chronically ill, and the mentally ill are exempt from fasting, although the first two groups must endeavor to feed the poor in place of their missed fasting. People who are travelling long distances do not have to fast. Also exempt are pregnant women, women during the period of their menstruation, and women nursing their newborns. A difference of opinion exists among Islamic scholars as to whether this last group must make up the days they miss at a later date, or feed poor people as a recompense for days missed. While fasting is not considered compulsory in childhood, many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life. Lastly, those traveling (musaafir) are exempt, but must make up the days they miss. More specifically, Twelver Shī‘ah define those who travel more than 40 mi (64 km) in a day as exempt.

The elderly or those who suffer from a disability or disease and have no prospect of getting better in the future can pay the cost of Iftar for a person who cannot afford it, or else they can host such a person in their house and have him eat with them after sunset as a way of repaying for the days they could not fast.

A person who is observing Ramadan might break the fast accidentally, due to having forgotten it. In such an instance, one might spit out the food being eaten or cease the forbidden activity, immediately upon remembering the fast. This can usually happen in the early days of Ramadan because that person might have not yet been acclimated into fasting from dawn till dusk.

When Ramadan came to overshadow Ashura in importance, it took on some characteristics of the latter. According to a well-known hadith, the person who observes Ramadan properly will have all their past sins forgiven. According to another, "When Ramadan arrives, Heaven's gates are opened, Hell's gates are closed, Satan is chained up and jinns are also locked up" and thrown into the oceans.

There are exceptions in certain Muslim communities that deny practising fasting in Ramadan such as Alevi people in Turkey.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dinner at Oldtown

Hubby and I went Oldtown to an old reataurant named Hoong Tou for our dinner yesterday night, while my FIL and MIL were not backed from Genting Highland.

Oh, Genting Highland! It has been a long time since I been there - I think more then 10 months! I miss the cold air in Genting Highland. I must make a trip there in the coming months.

Well, this old fashion restaurant still attracts many people and they serve good food. But then, it is a bit more pricey compared to others. The food was served within few mins - real fast!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our cushion

My FIL and MIL went Genting Highland with some China relatives, so hubby and I were here to take guard of the shop. And since I got nothing better to do, I took out my dslr shoot here and there.

And this is the best I can get.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dinner at De Mouth

This is the restaurant near our shop, we went there quite often. And yesterday night, while my FIL went Penang with his bro to fetch relatives from China back to Ipoh, we went there for dinner for the location is great - very nearby! And not to deny, the food is delicious! Six dishes for RM100+, the price is reasonable too!

Our little nephew and my MIL!