Thursday, 23 April 2009

Taking a Pause

I have been super busy!. Doing so much, thinking so much...stress!!. Time of moving is already next weekend. I am still doing my full swing packing everyday.

I will be disappeared from blogging world. I need for the next several months to concentrate and focus on a new life of ours that means, regretfully, pushing the pause button on this blog and pause visit your blogs for a while.

Before pushing the button.... just wanna share some photos from our weekend getaway. With some Sabahan and Sarawakian friends living in Germany and Holland last week. I had a great time.
Enjoy viewing.

I borrowed this picture from Nina.

All the best and God bless!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Its too loud.

  • My next door neighbour is partying full swing right now. The music is sooooooo loud, I feel my wall is vibrating, they´re talking and laughing making my whole house trembling. Their dog barking like crazy. My time showing 1 a.m. At this time they should ensure that their music turned down to enable neighbours to enjoy their evening in peace, especially when it comes to them getting a good night sleep. It has been a long and tiring day for my family, my boys really need good sleep, I will hate it if they´re be disturbed, crying and awaked because I need a rest and quiet time too. Its annoying, the extreme noise make it unbearable for me to be in my own home.
  • I remember when we celebrated new year, we wanted to have karoeke session and small gathering at home, hubby went and visit our closest neighbours, those who live next door, to tell them we were going to have party, it could be loud. Just to show some respects to neighbours. Tapi jiran yg satu ni..buat macam tida tau saja that we might be affected by their noise.
  • This is not the first time, they throw parties many times. They keep us awake all night without notifying us that they would have a party..but we have been very patient towards them, we refraint ourselves from knocking their door or calling the police...Anyone with half a brain would have managed to reach that conclusion on their own. Paham2 lah kan, kitaorang punya rumah ni malakat to each other...ndak payah labah dikasih tau what to do kan..bukan budak2 lagi...kalau dia takana jiran yang sangat strict, habis pintu durang kana ketuk or they get a visit from either local environmental health department or maybe the police.
  • I know it´s Easter, its holiday, we are having long weekend, we´re all very relieved about it but they don´t have to push for 1 a.m to turn down the music, tutup itu jendela dan pintu labah..we don´t need want to hear them getting ruined our evening.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Frohe Ostern/Happy Easter!

  • To all my Christian friends/bloggers.
  • Have wonderful, peaceful and blessed Easter!
  • Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua! Frohe Ostern!
  • Here celebrating Easter mesti ada chocolate eggs. For children especially the symbol and great joy of Easter is the Easter egg and Easter handycrafting. Masa ni payah butul mau tahan iman sebab Chocolates berlambak-lambak di Supermarkets. Menggoda betul :)

These are for Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

Kids got them from our neighbours Gisela and Charlie.

Kids handycraft in kindergarden (isinya chocolates and painted boiled eggs, sudah masuk dlm perut hehe)

  • May Your Easter be filled with joy and inspiration for the Lord Jesus.

Thursday, 9 April 2009


  • I just read an amazing article this morning after I turned on my PC and I thought its nice to share this in my blog. Personally, I find this as an amazing stuff to read on this Holy Thursday. After reading, I realized its so amazing how God´s goodness works through the people He uses. Someone said before, "There just aren´t good people in the world anymore", he was wrong. Today I disagreed!.
  • When we were brought up to do right thing and live by the golden rule, I think overall, most people ARE good. I believe that if we do good things, the favor is returned to us someday:) I believe there are still honest people out there who do care. I think if more people would just be a little bit kinder, there is less conflict in this world, and everybody would be much happier.
  • LOS ANGELES – As she walked from a post office, Talon Curtis thought she'd found one of those gimmicky sweepstakes offers on the ground that scream something like "$357,959.55" in big bold letters and "This is not a real check" in much smaller type. But just as she was about to do her part for a cleaner planet and deliver the paper from the parking lot to a trash can, she noticed it was a real cashier's check with a real signature.

  • "I couldn't believe it. I almost passed out," Curtis, who works as a loan negotiator, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I have never seen a check that big. Not in my possession, anyway."

  • She immediately set out to find its rightful recipient, but it was Saturday afternoon and the banks were closing. On Monday, with help from KCAL-TV reporter Dave Malkoff, she located the check's owner, who had arrived at her bank in a panic.

  • "I think she had walked in at the same time the bank manager called me back," Curtis said. "I could hear her walking up to him. and I could hear all this commotion in the background."

  • Curtis said she spoke briefly with the woman on the phone about a possible meeting, but Pacific Mercantile Bank instructed her to mail the check to them instead.

  • Not willing to take a chance on the mail, Curtis delivered it personally. A bank employee confirmed it had arrived.

  • Curtis said she never thought of keeping the check for herself, and she declined the woman's offer of a reward. Still, she's just a little disappointed.

  • "I just wanted to see her face," Curtis said, laughing. "I just wanted to let her know that there are honest people left in this world."
  • Pretty darn cool huh? What do you think? How do you repay someone for such kindness? I wouldn't even know where to begin thanking this kind person! I'm so thrilled. It's nice to hear stories like that..kind of restores your faith in people.
  • Have a blessed Holy Thursday Everyone. God bless!.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Gotong Royong

  • Here in Germany, it is a stunning, warm spring for almost 2 weeks now. (about 18 - 20°C). The sun shining, birds chirping, flowers blooming. It feels so wonderful.
  • We were devoting our last weekend doing gotong royong at our new house, making use of the glorious weather. At first hubby said he can managed by himself, but I insisted on giving him my helping hands. Mengalah juga boss. We have actually done a lot in two days. We managed to paint several rooms of the house and doing some scrubbing, because some parts of the wall are uneven. Paint, scrub and repainted...banyak kerja. Laki saya ni rajin buat kerja but not tidy, the tools and stuff are everywhere, the place is pretty messy so I was busy doing the dustcleaning, vacumm and mopped the floor. The dust really made me sneezing thousand times, 10 kali vacuum pun still dusty. I would like to have the cleaning and stuff finished in 3 weeks time so we can start move some of our stuff in.
  • Our boys made themselves busy playing in sanpit outside the house for several hours. In between they played with our neighbours 4 yo twins. They started making new friends. Yess!. They´re so happy. I just had to cubuk from inside once in a while making sure they´re not out of my sight. Leher pun macam leher jiraffe balik2 tengok luar jendela haha...
  • I was happy I managed to help a bit, walaupun setakat kerja mengecat pisuk pisuk, door and window frames and cleaning but still by end of the day I was exchausted juga haha...just not used to this kind of manual labor. I think boss pun happy with my help. Nanti tolong lagi kaa...:) I’m just happy with the way our job turned out, I love looking at our white walls, the interior look so bright now, before, they´re grey and boring...We will continue our job during Easter break soon. Just hope the nice weather will stay as it is now.
  • Till next update...see ya.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Kerana Boring!

  • I was quite productive last weekend, I have been baking and frying:) I am not a good baker by any means, but I am glad if I can follow instructions in German pretty good. Actually it´s nice to try so many German´s cake recipies but I never have the chance to go round with it because usually hubby is the cake baker in the family, always and love doing it for us, but this time, he has no time for baking at all, so I am taking over his baking job, sambil2 mau try skill hehe.. :-
  • Saturday evening was quite boring last week. I like watching Deutschland Such Dem Superstar (Germany´s Idol bah) every Saturday at 8 pm. I never miss watching this programme but ngam2 our tv mogok pula. Yah, dulu fridge this time tv pula...Sebal gue!. Something wrong with the cable for the receiver. I didn´t know how to fix it, didn´t want to fiddle around with so many cables behind the tv set, nanti tambah rosak pula...hubby was not at home, kids end up watching video so I made myself busy in the kitchen baking this.... I made Cheese cake with Peach fruit in it...Jadi juga and the taste was not so bad hehe...

I was feeling motivated after the success of my Cheese cake so I decided to make Donuts the next day, the boys were overjoy, they are donuts lovers and have been asking for Donuts for weeks. They enjoy it if they can be involved in rolling dough and playing flour. Sabar saja mama durang ni cleaning the mess afterwards. I tell you.

For the Donuts, it was quite a fast process, no recipe needed, pakai instant packet saja. Just add egg and warm milk, pour in the bowl and step, roll the dough into Donut shape and fry them in a lot of oil, this is the part yang saya malas ---- menggoreng :( I hate cleaning the oil later...

Those sweet stuff last us for a few days. They´re great for breakfast, tea time or snack during the day. It was exactly enough to satisfy our craving for a while.