Wednesday, December 28, 2011

End of the year is back. Time to fork out what cash you have and SPEND! The thing is the spending is not for myself. But for your children and their education and welfare.. So if you have kids, this is about the time you scratch your head and try to balance whatever budget you have. Whether you like it or not. First things first if you have kids between ages 2 months - 6 years old, this would be the time you go searching for nurseries / kindies to take care of them. Nurseries would probably cost 100 RM - 200 RM depending on the area you live in and the brand name you see at their entrance. Same goes for kindies. Though registration fees can go up to 1600RM per child. That would be inclusive of insurance, clothes, books, activities and etc etc.. LOL, guess it's cheaper to send your child to SK than to kindy? Now if you have children who are in school or just starting school next year, your pocket is just beginning to recede dramatically. School uniforms, bags, stationeries, books ( whether they use it or not or whether they lose it on the first day of school or not) would cost you an estimated 500RM per child. This is however a rough estimate. It may cost you more or less depending on the brand name that you buy. So guess what, if you have 3 of them, then you'd have spent 1500 in total.. The older the child gets, the more you spend. Seriously, it does increase woth age. True, there'd probably be things they wouldn't be buying the many times round but there'll surely be new things (necessary things as the bookshop owner will undoubtedly tell you) they will be needing. That isn't the end of it! Come first day of school / kindy, you'll realize you'll have to pay some more. The PIBG donation, school academia funds, magazine, new uniforms esp if your child is socially well adapted in school as they become prefects, PRS's, PSS's, and many other responsibilities with different uniforms.. Of cause, you'll also have the monthly payment for your child's transportation, transit stay between sekolah agama and sekolah harian, your child's expenses... Scratch as hard as you might. If we can pay all that with the dandruffs on our head, I'd more than relieved. But truth is, it gets more expensive to school your child. But it is a necessity that each parent is responsible of. So whether we like it, or have it, we give and give.. However, we don't have to over do it... Remember, your child would probably want new things every new year. So go buy some cheap bag that doesn't break your heart at the counter. Purchase that baju sekolah that does not have well known price tags on it because your child would out grow that one soon and your second child would balk at having to where his/ her siblings cast offs.. Anyway, I have had my scratching dandruff thingy done a few days back.. Still scratching my head till today. For those who are in the same boat as I am, I know how you feel. For those who have gone past this phase of your child's life, I envy you. For those who are still enjoying your child's adorable and cute antics and gestures, do exactly that - enjoy! And don't forget to save up some for when they go to school... - yours truly-

Year End again...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Salam Cuti sekolah dah hampir sampai ke penghujung..Sekolah pun dah mula sibuk balik dengan mesyuarat, pendaftaran & gotong royong warga sekolah. Truthfully kalau tanya myself, rasanya saya ni partially prepared and at the same time unprepared too. Persediaan diri nak mengajar dah ada, meaning I am prepared to go back to school to educate and guide.. Persediaan anak2 tu yang rasanya tak berapa nak ready lagi..Haha. Anak2 dah seronok bangun lambat.. I can imagine first week sekolah tu, we are going to have a hard time getting everyone ready for school. Good thing is this year 2 orang sekolah pagi, seorang sekolah petang. Next year 3 orang sekolah pagi.. Can almost imagine the chaos I'll probably have then. So many thing to do. So many things to pay. End of the year into the New Year really can drill a hole in your pockets. So I think its fair to say that most of us celebrate New Year's with a little trepidation and anxiousness since we are entering it with our budget a little low. But perhaps the height of our spirit would bring positivity and prosperity throughout the year so that when comes time for us to meet the end of the year again, we'd feel less worse than we did this year or last year or the year before... Maybe! :) - yours truly-

Ketelusan berita di internet - teluskah ia?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hari minggu baru ni (semalamla) seperti biasa menggemaskini diri dengan membaca berita2 terkini (atau yg suam suam kuku) dekat internet ni. Usual source adalah yahoo Malaysia. Then dari situ I would move to other pages.

Anyway, semalam ada satu cerita yang buat I do a bit of blogwalking (yang lama dah tak buat sebab tak sempat bukan sebab sombong). Cerita pasal Apex yg glamer bukan saje pasal kebolehan dia tapi juga sebab cerita panas peribadi dia. Okay, tapi kat sini I tak nak cerita pasal dia sebab I memang pun tak kenal dia and I pun tak tau cerita dia dari A sampai Z.

Yang I nak cerita is the seriousness of the story sampaikan you all boleh baca cerita dia dari bukan je dada akhbar, tapi jugak dari kepala sampai ekor from macam2 blog DAN forum..Mak oiii, kalah artis camni. by now, kalau baca blog2 yang ada, biasalah u get bukan je cerita dari dua belah pihak, sampai 3 - 4 belah pun boleh..hmmm, yang mana satu betul pun tak tau. Yang nampak buruk and teruk adalah tuan empunya badan yang jadi bahan berita. Sian bila baca. Habis yang buruk2 dicanang dan digembar gemburkan. Tapi itulah berita yang orang nak baca and tau dan yang paling teruk sebarkan.

Kesahihan tak tentu lagi tapi berita dah bergerak dari JB ke Perlis. Kalau zaman dulu orang kata sepantas burung garuda terbang..tapi la nie, tak mustahil..betapa senang and mudahnya nak mulakan gosip dan fitnah. Contohnya I pun boleh mengaku jadi girlfriend Abang Anuar Zain kalau nak just by writing and commenting at the right places at the right moment. kadang2 dgn kepintaran yang disalahgunakan, semua yang tak betul pun boleh jadi betul..

Yang membaca pun, dengan perasaan nak tak nak percaya bila dah nampak bukti yang cenonet pun boleh jadi 100% percaya. But I am telling you all. Malaysians are the most gullible people in the world...including myself. Tak caye? Cuba you all observe and perhatikan sekeliling you all...

I tak nak say too much about that. So my two cents if woryh any pun is that when you all membaca apa2 cerita kat internet ni samada dari sumber yang "sahih" atau sumber yang diragui ataupun sumber sumber air yang lain, please bear in mind that you are reading it. You DID NOT SEE it, you DID NOT HEAR it from the person yourself nor did you EXPERIENCE it for yourself. Sedangkan kalau dengar dari mulut orang berkenaan pun, dia boleh kelentong kita..apatah lagi kalau sumber tu kita cuma baca. so baca je kalau nak baca. But keep in mind what you read might not be what you get...

Ps: if u all nak baca pasal Apex tu, just search je kat google or yahoo and click enter..boleh la baca macam2 kat situ.

- yours truly-

Cuti sekolah bersejarah untuk Danial..

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Its the End of the Year School Holidays again..Time really jets by nowadays. Rasanya baru je tulis entri pasal New Year 2011.. Setahun berlalu. Maids pun came...and went..

Anyway, this holidays is a very historical holiday for my first born. Sebab kali ni, dia kena sunat..yupe, you heard right. Dia kena sunat. My first experience of teman anak kena sunat..now thinking that I have to do this again in another 8 years time..ok, next round papa dia masuk.

Since he is doing it together with his cousin, takde la anticipation tu teruk sangat. In fact, he was quite excited to be "a man"...as if... We chose to do it at the hospital under a surgeon's knife rather than dekat klinik or with a laser or a smart clamp. Reasons? I kinda trust the sterile environment in the hospital's OT.. Lagipun, kalau buat kat klinik I think I yang cannot take it..nampak segala wey..takut. Laser...maybe better kot but was not in the options discussed. Smart clamp was out of the question.

So pagi lagi dah masuk ward, prep untuk masuk surgery room. All smiles and jokes. Until the moment the doctor started to inject the anaesthesia. Ok! Agak meraung la jugak masa tu.. Rasa sedih tengok anak sendiri camtu walaupun kekadang marah sampai tak ingat dunia.. The pain was really that much sampai out of the blue dia mintak ampun and maaf from me. Sayu..sayu.. I was relieved when it was all over.

Dah keluar OT, bila bius dah run its course, it was a relief to see him being able to stand the pain. Until masa the doctor came to see the wound...again meraung sebab sakit. Once dah keluar hospital, dok dgn sepupu dia side by side and given the royal treatment, Danial lupa dia kena sunat. Hehe gerakan dengan pantas dan cepat. Jalan cam biasa..adoiii. Mama dia yang panik and takut bentan je budak ni.. Good thing my sis is a doctor, so she did the dressing and cleaning at home.

So mula la pantang dia...2 days later, gi balik klinik. Bukak dressing to let the wound heal itself.. Again, the tears came out. Kesian dia. Sakit sangat agaknya.. But finally free of gauze and plasters.. So no more cleaning and changing to be done, to my relief pulak.

Part makan yang a bit tricky coz i am still trying to see which food yang dia tak boleh consume. Trying a few sebab takut dia tak nak makan. So yesterday masak ikan tenggiri, nampak gaya tak boleh sebab dia rasa gatal lak the whole night. Sian tk boleh tido. Nasib baik ada computer and tv.

Still have a few days to go before fully recovered. Kena la pesan selalu supaya dok diam2. Hopefully he heals quickly and can start his normal routine soon..but I am really thankful they have to do this just once in their lifetime... But, Alhamdulillah! Semuanya dah selesai. Till next child pulak..

- yours truly-

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