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Will our business survive the MCO?

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A friend of mine just closed down her kiosk selling swimming stuffs in Alamanda Shopping Centre. Because of the Covid-19, all swimming pools had to be closed and thus affected those industries revolving around it... 
Now. How about I Renang?
Let's assess the situation first... Currently, we are renting one place for an office and also for the pool. Everything already in black and white with the management; it wasn't easy getting approval in the beginning but we did Alhamdulillah. We just celebrated our new branchs' 2nd year anniversary last March... We had ongoing classes and also sessions that haven't even started yet...
Our landlord was kind enough to give us rebates for the past two months. I kept on scheduling and rescheduling rehab sessions with my client due to the extension of MCO. So glad he understand though he's quite worried as his sick leave will be ending soon... For the other students and clients, they are OK when we extended their class validity. No one…

Melemang first time!

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Pertama kali bakar lemang. A post on what I learnt from my first experience making lemang from scratch... 
Beli buluh yang dah siap ada daun pisang dalamnya!
Because... You gotta have SKILLS to insert the pandan leaf inside the bamboo. Ya, ada caranya... Try to Google 'cara masukkan daun pisang dalam buluh'. There is a specific way to insert it. We're not skillful yet so it was a hassle to insert the banana leaf inside the bamboo! No wonder my mum made a BIG FUSS when we bought only the bamboos... I was thinking apa susah... Mana-mana pun ada jual, kebun pisang also got around our neighbourhood... 

Got to have a frame/ pancang bakar lemang.

We already prepared the fire woods earlier (we trimmed our rambutan tree few weeks ago) but the iron rods for the frame? We kind of forgot about that. So earlier in the morning, Iz went around the neighbourhood asking for iron rods... 
The ingredients are CHEAP. Yang buat mahal tu MASA...

The current price of lemang sebatang is about RM 14 to…

A story of the past: My Home, Is In My Car 2

Before we even knew it they already took away our fuse box, leaving a red rectangular spot on the wall. Our house was previously painted red. We couldn't take out the fuse box when we painted our house green so we decided to only paint parts which reachable, visible, and touchable by the paint brush. I told you this just so you didn't assume that we borrowed money from any 'Along'. Well, we did borrow money from my mums' eldest sister, but we never borrowed money from any illegal money lender cum gangster. The red spot was caused by us; no gangster whatsoever had marked our house with red paint.
As I stared into the darkness, I wondered how I would live in here without electricity. It was too dark inside. I couldn't even see clear enough when it was bright, what else was left for me in the dark? How in the world could I bathe and you know, do all those things in darkness? Plus, my handphone and laptop feeds on electricity. When both of them didn't get enough…

5 things I missed the most during the Movement Control Order

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Still MCO (18th March)/ CMCO (4th May). 
Today is the 64th day. Yup, more than 2 months already! I'm writing this post to make me in check with my own emotions. Honestly, I haven't been all happy throughout this period... Got ups and downs. Most probably because of some things I missed pre-MCO. So here goes....

1. Working

I can't believe I put this in NUMBER ONE! Especially when I used to complain about being so sunburned and feeling so exhausted. But really, I miss the pool! And I miss being a working person. Okay, I might be missing the latter much more. Although I have a much fairer skin now; the sunburn I had for YEARS had started to fade revealing my original skin tone, but the feeling of being jobless sucks. SERIOUSLY. I'm not facing a huge financial difficulty now as I used to before, but it does feel a bit low to not be earning money.

2. Grocery shopping with my mum and Sofia


The freedom of browsing around the aisles. Sofia asking me for this and that, and me refusi…

A story of the past: My Home, Is In My Car 1

Found these writings stored neatly in a file, printed not handwritten. I think I wrote them for a writing competition. But really, I am so grateful I did decided to write them down. Hard times exists to make you stronger, and by going through the past, it reminds you how strong you were.
*It's actually quite lengthy, 4 pages. I'm going to make it into several posts konon-konon like a K-drama*


My Home, Is In My Car
I love to travel. I wish I could spend all my life visiting new places instead of being stuck at home. I wish I lived my life in a suitcase, because then I will not have to worry about forgetting things to bring. I don't have to pack, re-pack, and pack again just so I could bring every single item in my house. I am, after all, a girl. My beauty regime should not be put aside at all times. Moisturizer, sun block cream, cleanser, toner, foundation, blusher, and even mascara- I need them all! When I travel, I travel in style. Who knows I might just bump into some rich …

Baju Little Critter

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I finally have something I really want to write about! Been contemplating on some topics I ended up not writing it up. Mostly about MCO and my sudden crazy thought on furthering studies to Masters(what was I thinking?).
My mum bought us all the Little Critter series written by Mercer Mayer back in the US. And... It wasn't until years.... That I realized mum actually bought two of the same title. My mum said she accidentally bought two as she found a lot more other titles at a discounted price at another shop. It was Sofia who pointed it out. Damn... Seriously that kid is really something. Or, really all kids are so smart like that. Or, Sofia is just like me - very particular.
I didn't remember which title got double, though. I might ask Sofia later ha-ha.
Anyway... It was really something to read to your kid the books your mum used to read to you. You know. And seeing some books with doodles... And your kid asking you who did that and it really was you, the kid you.





So she has bee…

Selamat Hari Guru 2020

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"Berguru demi ilmu, bina generasi baru." That's the theme for this year. Scrolling through my Facebook feed, saw this one video shared by Dhiya, a debate friend during diploma. Listening to the melody made me so touched. Reminded me of my primary school years. 




I recall the moment of watching all my teachers singing 'Kami Guru Malaysia' on a stage they constructed just outside the school hall. I still remember them singing the song oh so semangat! The cool music teacher. Forgot his name already (I think it's Cikgu Azhar?) haha but I still remember his face. SRKBBB. Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Bangi. There are more buildings now in the school ground; already have new classrooms at that area. It seems much more packed now.
I remembered wanting to be a teacher just to get lots of gifts on Teachers Day. Pemikiran ringkas kanak-kanak... I think there was a time where I wanted to be a teacher, but not for long. I then aspired to be a writer, journalist... Jo…