Category: daily drama

A complete mess

My hair that is. Some time last year, I did the “hair-relaxing” treatment which calmed down my otherwise wavy and poofy hair. So for about a year, I had fuss free and manageable straight hair which I absolutely loved. I’d recommend the hair relaxing treatment for those who want to try the straight-hair look as it seemed to give my hair a more natural feel as opposed to the rebonding treatment.

Anyway, I’m done with straight hair now, I want my wonderful waves back. Unfortunately, I have to outgrow the straightened hair in order to get them back. So now my hair is in complete disarray. It’s neither here nor there, half straight and half attempting to be wavy. Ugh.

Therefore, it takes more effort than before to Sometimes I’d arrive at the office looking a complete wreck. I bet there’s more than one colleague who’d like to hand me a brush and a hair dryer to blow my hair into place.

BUT!! I’m determined!! I will get through this!! Which means..I have to wake up earlier and spend time in front of the mirror to pretty myself up.. hehehe..

Alisha, please make space for mommy’s “get-pretty” time ok?

Nike City KL Run 10.10.10

On 10th of October, 2010, I joined my first marathon ever. I took part in the Nike City 10K KL Run (although I took part in the 5KM bit).

A group of us girls, along with my husband and his bestfriend were all geared up for the event. We left home at 5.30am to be able to park closer to the venue as roads were closed for the race at 7am.

Kami yang gigih, gelap-gelap dah sampai

Once, there, I was seriously amazed at the massive turnout! Thousands of people up at the crack of dawn to RUN! Hhahhahaha, I never knew Malaysians to be such race enthusiasts.

Lihat kelekatu sekalian rupa

Ok, so here’s the thing, prior to the race day, I have not had a single training session at all. At. All. The last time I jogged was in 2001. So was I a little freaked out to run five kilometers? You bet! Hahahahah!! But breathing in the fresh morning air that day, and looking at all the people in fluorescent yellow Nike tees, I was all pumped up and ready y’all!!! WOOT!! Of course the fact that my husband bought me a new pair of Nike running shoes, a pair of running pants and the cutest pair of socks added to the excitement *grin*

New shoes, new pants, new socks!!
Stretchin’ before the race!

The 1st kilometer was a bit of a toughie, maklumlah takde training langsung kan, stretching pun setakan jalan from the carpark to the starting venue. Slightly further from the 1km mark, we passed by a dude who had collapsed by the side of the road. A small crowd of people had gathered around him and by the way his body was flopping, it looked like he was having seizures. Not sure what happened to him, but I hope he got the help he needed.

One km yo!!

Moving further into the run, I got my momentum and pretty much jogged an even pace till the end 😀 Walking every now and then to catch my breath. The husband joined me about 3km into the race, he was expecting me to just walk till the end so he got quite a surprise when his tiny wifey actually made full use of her running shoes. Oh, in the midst of running towards the finishing line, we also managed to stop to take some pictures… hehehe…

And we’re off again!

Always make time for fashion *grin*

With our trusted po-po

Red means stop

We run KL yo

In the end, I managed to finish my five kilometers in less than an hour so kudos to me!!

Did any of you Doodlers take part in the Nike run?

A year after

Following two whole years of not celebrating Eid with my family, I am blessed to be able to celebrate this year’s raya with my parents, sister, cousins, uncles, aunties, grandparents but most importantly HUSBAND AND BABY!!! Alhamdulillah! 😀

To think that this time last year, I was still in confinement and away from my loved ones, gosh.

This past year has been an extremely eventful one for sure. Full of extreme ups and downs. My little girl is now one year old and she has grown into a bright and cheerful toddler with much mischief. I love her to bits and pieces and don’t think I’ll ever be able to get enough of her tiny hugs and sloppy kisses.

My relationship with my sweet husband blossoms by the day. Though we met some trying times, I thank Allah that we managed to smooth out the crinkles and now things are as great as they should be. He’s one heck of a daddy to my little baby and I couldn’t ask for more.

My sister has been back for several months now and I am so happy to have her around again. She’s simply the best company to have! I get my gossip buddy, shopping buddy, baking buddy and everything else all in one! She’ll only be around for another three weeks before she goes off to continue the rest of her semester, so I’m going to have to make the most of her time left here.

Batty-old-maid is still running rampant, but I’ve told myself that I am not going to be bothered by her anymore. It’s an ongoing challenge especially seeing how she treats my baby with the same haughtiness as well (imagine that). She can say or do whatever she wants; she’s a witch in my books. I have to remind myself to ignore her, to stop people when they want to tell me things about her; I honestly don’t need unnecessary stress in my life.

One of my best friends has found true happiness, another point to thank Allah for. Though I was initially not for the whole relationship, I realized that what matters was her happiness and not my thoughts per say. Recently, I had the chance to see them together, and chatted with my bestie about her relationship. I have not seen her as happy and cheerful as she is now in a very very long time. For that, I’ve decided to put aside whatever ill thoughts I have about the dude, and give him a pat on the back instead.

It’s time for me to step back into my happy bubble. I’ve been out of it for far too long. Too many things have been the cause of negative prickliness that destroyed almost my entire positive outlook in life. All that negativity has even managed to pollute my happy little blog. Tsk tsk. Now it’s time to put things back into place.

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To my wonderful family whom are abroad, if you’re reading this, I wish you a Selamat Hari Raya. May we get the chance to gather and meet again someday. I miss you loads. Maaf zahir batin.

To my soul mates, thank you for being there when I needed you most. I’m sorry if I haven’t exactly been the best of friends but I truly value our friendship. Selamat hari raya, and from the bottom of my heart, maaf zahir dan batin.

To all my friends, your friendships are the tiny treasures in my chest of life!

To all my lovely Doodlers, thank you for all your support throughout the years! You’re simply the best! Selamat hari raya, maaf zahir batin!!