Saturday, April 30, 2016

ANSARA BP 87-91 25th Anniversary Weekend

Love you girls forever.

Adju, Fid and Faten, causing trouble and mayhem together since 1987.

ANSARA Balik Pulau 87-91 Silver Jubilee

Twenty five years later, we came back to where our stories begin. We may look like adults now, but we are still and will always be the same silly-giggling-troublemakers we were.

 Unfortunately, I couldn't take a photo with each and everyone of you, I arrived at the dinner with barely thirty percent battery left on my phone. With so many of us that night I know I even missed saying 'hi' to quite a few of you, for that I am truly sorry.
Partner in crime, twenty nine years and counting.
 I am glad I made it there with my best girl Fid, and chaperoned and driven by Ms. Rudi & Pak Lan as back in those days (and that made me miss Ms. Loh ever so much more )
So close yet we hardly meet, we must make a point to see each other more often Jaja.

Kapten Rizam and his lighting issues

You have been sorely missed Acom!

The elusive DZ, whom we finally tracked down early this year.

Uji, my roommate Lina and Majen.

Long lost Tikuih, Caen, Obot and Conen

Homeroom Bakti '87! 
To all the teachers who made us who we are today, we are who we are because of you no word can describe our eternal gratitude. 
The master slave driver who made us run track and cross country while he rides on his Honda Cub! Thank you Cikgu Mail, for making me believe that I too can run.

The ever youthful Cikgu Nor Aini Naim, she reported for duty mid semester and took us off the long suffering Mr. Wong Song Kuong. She was too sweet for us to bully 

Ms. Connie was the one who started calling us 'The Giggling Goslings'. She's just as bad as we are if not cheekier, she put me in such a spot that night that there was no way out for me but to face the 'crimes of my past'! Thank you so much Cikgu *roll my eyes* 

Kudos to everyone who made this weekend happen, it's no easy feat to get this whole bunch under one roof at the same time.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Five Kittens of Ara River

Looks like we aren't the kind to do things by half. From no cat in the past 10 years, we go to one cat plus five kittens that came soon after. Mom Pogo has gone missing the past couple of days, so the kittens are officially adopted by us. 

Harvey 'Two Face'

Baby Socks who gets bullied all the times

Ninja, she's almost fifty percent bigger than her siblings! Shereen calls her Fatso

Bubbles 'Troubles'

Feisty Ginger.

We've never had female cat before this, hence we never had any newborn kittens before. Watching these five daily progress, after the months of guessing game of 'is Pogo really pregnant or just fat' has truly been a joy.

Meet Ninja, Socks, Ginger, Bubbles and Harvey, born on 12 March 2016.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Athene Spices @ HUKM Cheras

This clown followed his nose to Athene Spices cooking, and walked in grinning to catch me deep in my cooking demo marathon.

Thank you Doc Bubbles for supporting us. Hope the spices will keep your tutus short and sticking up.

p/s: this is the only photo I took yesterday, I could hardly catch my breath during the five hours of nonstop cooking and explaining. 

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Toxic Teenager

Five years on the young woman has managed to alienate everyone especially family members who she deems unworthy of her imaginary universe. If only she'll come to term of her origins and how well she's been treated, not a word ever breathed or even implied as not to hurt her or her family. They say a child should not pay for the sins of the parents, but it's tough when the child herself goes out of the way to be nasty to everyone and have set family members up against each others. 

The first couple of years was tough, it's like walking on a minefield, you don't know who she's been badmouthing to who. Tension was truly high amongst the family member, some choosing to take sides and used harsh words against the others to prove their loyalty to her. And then one by one ended up with their own fights with her, her words against them just as harsh as it was to us, at times it was worse I was told. One of them involved her being utterly rude to her own grandfather and his children. 

I am glad that she's not a part of our live anymore, what she does or say means nothing to us and by her leaving, the rest of us are getting to know more of each other, and I think this is good as it makes us be better judge of family members, even those we think we know all our lives.

We still catch her taking a peek or two on our social media accounts once in a while though I am amused to know.

As always, I wish her well, may she find happiness in her own world.