Friday, July 28
Location: Sierramas West (Kzzit's crib)
Watch out for this Friday's (18th August) 8tv Quickie @ 11.30 pm as my dearie and his Streething crew will be on air! Well, not live but they've just shoot the short segment last Wednesday with Malaysian Airmax collector Chris aka Headhunter and Streething founder Choo Ee aka Kzzit.
I couldn't stay and watch the interview as Aresha's making loud noise talking and running around the house but basicaly they're asking about the sneaker collecting culture in Malaysia and how it influence their lives.
Here's some pics from behind the scene
Saturday, July 22
Dear was being super sweet yesterday to think of me when he bought me these cute Rbk boots.
I lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrveeeeeeeeeeeee it! In fact I'm gonna rock 'em today! SO if you see anyone with these dope boots on, that would be ME!
Wonder what would be my his next pick up for me? ;)
Last nite, dear and his colleagues went on b/o/m/b/i/n/g session and here's the masterpiece.
Friday, July 21
We can finally move out and run around naked in our own crib! WUhoooooooooooooooo!
Shopping @ IKEA tomorrow morning is gonna be a blast and meaningful :)
Thursday, July 20
Content. One word that describes my emotional status right now. Life's good (especially after that Twisted Logic tour) Still can't believe that we were only few metres away from the greatest band on earth! Aresha's enjoying the clips we brought her home. Watching the bear wandering aimlessly on the screen while singing 'Talk'. She taught it was a cat! Constantly calling 'Meow' which is quite funny and I think she has an imaginary cat. It's been almost a week now. While we were in Segamat, (grandma's place for her yummy durians)she started with this 'Meow' thingy, pointing her fingers to an invisible object, making that "Tchu,tchu" sound (when you're calling ur cat), she did too many times when the fact that there's no cat around. I didn't find it freaky but quite amazed that she's having an imaginary cat, which is pretty cool! I realized it last night @3 am, the three of us were lying on the bed and she made that sound. It was dark and since her birth we rarely bring a cat/kitten in the room.
And dear, if you're reading this, I don't want any expensive prezzie for my coming birthday which is 38 days away, I just want a place of our own were we could run around naked when Aresha's sleeping/not around, cook whatever/whenever I want, where we could display your collectibles ;) I know, it's gonna be a reality soon, but it will be the best prezzie ever as I'd love to have a birthday party for all of us in our own crib! You can start with your birthday wishlist now as I'm now saving as much as I could to buy you a gift!
Ah, IKEA's annual sale is back! I so wanted to go to the member's preview this morning, but mama is on cranky mode, I dunno why she merajuk, as if she's the one who has to pick me up. Weird. Last-last dua-dua melepas
Wednesday, July 19
I've always wanted an Onitsuka on my feet. Saw 'em in London, boots and sneakers in chinese silk which is soooo prettyyy but damn expensive! This particular OT is kinda cute,
I'm now searching for quickstrikes...
Vans slip ons are the best. Got one from Miz 29 at a special price. They're so light, comfy and best of all, no laces! I dunno abt leather slip-ons tho' but I gues it's like loafers the more u wear it the softer it gets :)
Oh,AM90! This is dope! Only available in Canada? Any hook ups? I bet they don;t have it size 6. There goes another dope kicks :(
Thursday, July 13
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It was a stellar show! 90 minutes seems to pass very quickly. They didn't even pause to have a drink! Just changed clothes before the encore.
Played almost every song in X & Y, complete with strobes, LED, laser, video, and yellow ball! We didn't take so much pic as we got 5 video clips, not to forget Fix You for our lovely Aresha.
I almost broke down in tears when singing along to Fix You, reminds me on how Aresha loves the song so much and misses her presence. When Coldplay comes again, and Aresha's six, we'll definitely bring her along. Overall, it's worth every single dollar in $170 and the long drive!
Tuesday, July 4
I've just finished watching Stepmom on Star Movies and I cried the whole time! I'm a sucker for sappy love stories, mother-daughter bonding movies (Mom's sacrifice, dying of cancer etc) movies. But, I have to watch it alone, all by myself, not even with dearie. I know he would laugh or make fun of me, lol!
It was an old movie back in 98, seen it once before I was a mother myself and watching it the second time brings more emotional interpretation of mother-daughter relationship. I always have this perfect picture of a mother (ala Hollywood movies) and I wish I had that with my mom. To be honest,since 5 year old I realized that I'm always hunger for attention from my parents, especially my mom. It's not that I grew up being neglected or anything, but I envy the attention she gave to my siblings, well, that's what I always thought. I got a brother when I was 2 1/2. Back then he was sooo cute, being really fair, great skin and he's a BOY! I remember when he's only few months I hit him on the head when no one's looking, (ha!Evil lil' Zach) and when he's 3, I hit him with a broom and he got bruises all over. Papa was an army officer and he's been relocated like every 3-4 years but we never move with him(except for KK)as they wouldn't want us to keep on changing schools.
Mama works as a Head Dental Nurse and when I was 9 she was transferred to JB. So we only see her once a week.
Atuk raised me, she's technically my parents. So, I got really close with her. I'm practically her youngest daughter!Oh, she showers me with her unconditional love, she did all the houseworks (never asked me to help, hence I don't even bother to learn how to cook until I met Faizal) Only the last few months, I realized that mama's absence made me really independent. That was the most precious lesson she ever taught me. I took a public bus to school, and at 16 I'm already on a bus,from Kluang to KL travelling on my own to watch underground gigs @ Piccadilly,Damansara Jaya every month! (KS, you were so worried about me, thanks for being a great sis, your nagging kept me in school, haha)
This is where I met the most beautiful people in my life. I guess those were days where I learn true friendship which lasts 'til today. This is also the path that leads me to meet my beau. To cut the story short, I got acquainted with Man (of Sufferage circa 95-98, I hope I get it right) who introduced me to the world of IRC who happens to already know dearie and let's say that's how it all started. 1996-2000 were the best years of my life until Aresha came in '04.
I remember how furious my mom and dad when I brought home a long-haired guy, torned jeans and very much older than me! I've just finished SPM and she tried with all her might to end my relationship with him. (Now she loves him to bits,she knew the guy with that unforgettable ponytail, now spotting mohawk ;) will never break her eldest daughter's heart) Yeah, that's how much mama loves me, she wants what's best for her precious. I've made mistake once when I was 15 to fall in (stupid puppy)love and broke her heart when I didn't score 8A's in PMR. I should've listened to her back then, but what did I know? She was right, that so-called boyfriend is no good for me but I'm glad that I follow my heart when I met dearie, I know I'll never find someone who makes me laugh every single day, puts me above everything else, and works really hard so that I could care for Aresha 24-7.
I dream of having Anna and Jackie relationship where Me and mom could be really good friends like what she's doing with Fara now. I knew I broke her heart too many times
while growing up. I was a rebel, we had arguments on almost everything right until I got married. All of us a sudden she came to her senses that I'm no longer her baby girl, and belongs to dearie. However, our relationship is having a great headstart, we talk more, share experiences on child care, I come to her for advices, we cook together hey, we're practically walking on clouds now!
I guess I've always wanted to be a good mom since I was a kid. That's why I choose to stay-at-home and give my all to Aresha. I don't want to miss her any of her firsts, and I hate to share Aresha's love with babysitter/nanny. I hope I did it right.Seeing her gorgeous smile and her spontaneous act of wrapping her arms around my back is more than enough to make me stay, at least till she goes to kindergarten.I never thought I'd choose to live some called 'conservative' life over being a successful writer. Tho' I miss having my own money (and my shopaholic days), I love who I turn out to be now, I'm a better person and not so slf-centered anymore. The world did not evolve around me anymore,maybe in Aresha's ;)
I miss mama more than ever and she's coming home with my other mom, Atuk this Sunday. Really looking forward it!
Sunday, July 2
I have a feeling that it is not good a sign after Beckham limps off and has to sit on the bench, followed by referee Horacio Elizondo's outrageous decision to send off Rooney to the locker room.
I am as baffled as Shebby when history repeats itself, another failure in scoring penalty.
I'm sick of prediction that Brazil gonna take home the Golden Cup once again, Ribery, Zizu, Henry , I'm counting on you guys!
Saturday, July 1
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I didn't realize it was 11.30 until Erie called telling me that he'd just test ride a Sportster which happens to be one of ex IMG and asked me to get ready as he's coming over in 45 mins! OMG that means I have to take a shower along with Aresha, lol! I guess I had an overdose of @ctifed, fell asleep instantly after drinking more than 10ml of the syrup.
Headed to bike shop cum service center @ Jln Pahang and surprised to found the ol' technician from 222 and Sunway HD the petite, always shiny Zailan working there. Haven't met him for a while, only to be more surprised that he'd just remarried last month! However the red 'Porter' wasn't really all that nice, spraying black wrinkle to the engine block is a no-no,unless if it's done professionally.
Ooohhh, dear just bought Bell & Ross M1 by Sinn for a bargain, @ Swiss Union Starhill. It is so military (it is a military model) and he's always wanted one. He used to dream of having a Porsche Design military watch but it's really hard to find. The M1 was meant to be his, if he's not working on M@xis' project he might not know that that particular shop has an exclusive preview sale for members. It's a discontinued model(Bell&Ross now made their own watches not manufactured by Sinn anymore) He couldn't stop smiling and looking at it the whole day!
And he bought me Vans slip-ons with skulls motifs all over, Andy said, just soooo dearie (He 's always inspired by skulls and bones)Lurve it and the best part, I don't have to tie shoelaces anymore!
It was a long day alright, and we end it with a rare eating out with Uncle Khir's family and Pak Usu with very soon-to-be wife, along with of course ma pere, Erie and his ol' buddy Erwin. We had so much fun, wish that mama and atuk are here with us :(
I have both, well, since I haven't updated for a while I should start with something good to hear eh?
As a result of my previous entry, I'm now back to chirpy mode again, albeit living in my own private life, no need to elaborate more on that, enough to say that I'm now ignoring the elements that made me feel sad, mad and furious. Tho' my heart (and belly, of course) is aching for home made food, I'm satisfied with 'tapau' food for a while. This is dear's suggestion and I'm quite happy with it.
Last Thursday we went for a very short break to Genting with the whole of dear's family (minus the sight for sore eyes of course) and I can't believe how I could be so ecstatic, like a five year old jumping on every ride that I could. In fact, I enjoyed the theme park more than my 19 months baby girl! Check out my flickr for more pics.
Just received a letter from Fisher Price indicating that Aresha had won another Look-A-Like contest we entered before going off to Europe last year. Hey, it's a consolation price but,it's a new toy for Aresha!
what else, what else? Oohhh, 9 more days to watch Coldplay in action which means sorry to my good buddy Zaidi, I have to miss your wedding this Sunday since the date is too near to our Singapore trip :(
Germany has secured their place to the semis as they won penalty 4-2 against Argentina. Dear predicts that England and Germany will kick their way to the final.(He has his RM10 worth of money on these two, lol! He's always an England fan!) I, on the other hand would really want to see Zizu cast his magic in the final of World Cup, adding a wonderful end to his career in football.
I found this brilliant site while google'ing' for best tiramisu and cheesecake recipes. Micheal Chu is a genius, he's an engineer, mind you.
And the best news of all.... I've just got another freelance job from McK/i/n/s/e/y!
I'm not gonna screw up this time, who knows if this could be permanent. Gonna start early in the mornig, shouldn't take too long as it's only 2-3 pages of translation.
It's gonna be a full day tomorrow with scheduled work(aha! how I miss that word), footie @ 11pm and 3 am. Dinner with my uncle Khir's family all the way from Labuan plus squeezing here and there to MerryGoRound flea market for babies' stuff @ Bangsar Village, accompanying my bro to scrutinize (lol!) the Sportster he's about to buy, sending my Jakarta kebaya to a tailor, might be buying Bell & Ross' watch for a bargain...Wow, you can sit around do nothing for 5 days and have one day full of things to do!
Ok,now it's hard for me to start with the bad news :( but I really have to mention this as an Ambassador, I'm in disbelief when receiving an email from Casey Fenton saying thatCouchsurfing is no longer exists. I thought this is just another prank from a hacker whatsoever but in my horror, the website is gone what's left is a sad note from Casey. I lost lists of friends we've made thru CS. I don't even have their email addresses to tell you the truth :( CS changed our life and just when our dream of hosting CSers about to come true, they lost their precious database and left with nothing to recover. My heart goes out to Casey as he's done all his might to save his project from going down the drain but... I just hope we could build up this community again, rise up even if it takes another 2-3 years to get back to what we are now. With fingers crossed, even if they need some funds, we'll help in any way we could.
there goes the summary of my almost 14 days of what's up and down in my so-called less ordinary life. I shall blog more, later!