Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sick and still at Training

After working through out the weekend completing a tender, my supressed flu finally made its way through. I was sick to the bones yesterday. Went to see the doctor and got some medication.

It was difficult getting out of bed this morning. Had to drag myself out..get dressed and be ready for my Apple Training today.

My "poyo" picture during the training.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Happy Birthday NISSA.

Nissa, my youngest turned 6 today. Not much of a celebration today as she had her birthday do in school last Friday.

Birthdays are so different these days. I remember one birthday party I had. Couldn’t really remember how old I was. I invited some school friends and also children from the neighborhood. Mom made fried noodles and some sandwiches. She also baked me a cake. It was a plain butter cake…smelling so fresh when it was put at the centre of the table. I shared it with the children who came. After the cake, we continued playing “catch” outside the house. When we got thirsty, we would go back into the house and drink up the orange cordial drink that Mom had made earlier. There seemed never enough drinks for all the thirsty rascals.

I don't believe in lavish birthday dos. So..that's how it was with Nissa's party....a simple and nice one. I figured since it will be her last birthday before she attends primary school, it would be good to have it at the kindergarten.

It was quite a challenge to figure out what would be fun and enjoyable for the children to have. Finally I came up with my packs, candies, chocolates and balloons. I packed some party packs for the children and in them there went the candies and chocolates and balloons. And I was pretty sure the children would love this.

I decided to try out something different with the cake. Instead of the usual Disney or number shaped cake, I decided to get cup cakes for Nissa to share with her friends at school. The cup cakes came in blueberry and chocolate flavors. The exciting thing about these cup cakes was the way they were decorated and colored. All 50 cup cakes had interesting and colorful cream and patterns on them. This would be the first time I am trying this out. I really hoped the children would like it.

Unfortunately, I could not be with her at her school to celebrate with her. I also couldn’t see the expressions of the children when they saw the cup cakes. According to Farah, my second girl, the children took instantly to the cup cakes as they were very colorful and attractive. She called me at work later that day to thank me for the birthday do and told me how happy she was.

Colorful cuppies indulgence....... yummyyyyy :D

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Ne Me Quitte Pas

A new movie by Yasmin Ahmad will be out on 8 March 2007. The movie titled Muhksin features two interesting and talented newcomers, Sharifah Aryana as Orked and Mohd Syafie Naswip as Mukhsin.

The movie tagline is “Everyone has a first love story to tell.”

Ha..ha..I ain’t telling no first love story of mine…fat chance!! But what captured my attention most was a French song - Ne Me Quitte Pas that was featured in the movie.

Jacques Brel wrote the original French version "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (or Don’t Leave Me) of this song. He was born in Belgium and became one of France's most beloved and enduring musical figures as well as a composer of international renown.

Later Rod McKuen wrote English lyrics to the song and performed successfully. This song was made popular by Shirley Bassey and a few other singers.

If you go away, on this summer day
Then you might as well take the sun away
All the birds that flew in the summer sky
When our love was new and our hearts were high
When the day was young and the night was long
And the moon stood still for the night birds' song
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away

But if you stay,
I'll make you a day
Like no day has been or will be again
We'll sail the sun, we'll ride on the rain
We'll talk to the trees and worship the wind

Then if you go,
I'll understand
Leave me just enough love to hold in my hand

If you go away, if you go away,
if you go away If you go away,
as I know you will
You must tell the world to stop turning till
You return again, if you ever do
For what good is love without loving you
Can I tell you now as you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly till the next hello If you go away,

if you go away, if you go away
But if you stay I'll make you a night
Like no night has been or will be again
I'll sail on your smile, I'll ride on your touch

I'll talk to your eyes that I love so much
But if you go I won't cry
Though the good is gone from the word goodbye
If you go away, if you go away,
if you go away
If you go away as I know you must
There'll be nothing left in the world to trust
Just an empty room full of empty space

Like the empty look I see on your face
I'd have been the shadow of your dog
If I thought you might have kept me by your side
If you go away, if you go away, if you
go away