Sunday, February 26, 2006

Tribute to a Dear Friend

I have not been blogging and blog hopping for quite sometime. Apart from busy with the kids, I was bogged down with sadness.

A good friend of mine passed away 2 months ago. At that time around, my lil Alya was merely one-month old and I was barely recovered from the c-sect operation. I needed a good rest and tried not to be so sad over the loss. But it was kind of denial coz deep down in my heart, I have some regrets for not being in touch with her last year. I was dumbstruck by her death as I didn't know that she was very sick and bedridden in a hospital.

I started to know her during a Mother's Day luncheon several years ago. She was a happy-go-lucky gal had the lunch with several of her closest friends and I was on a part-time job helping to run a catwalk show for one local designer. After the show, some of us stayed back at the club enjoying the music. I had a chitchat with her and exchanged phone number. Since then, we became closer. Some friends called her 'a pain in the ass', some women called her 'bitchy', some men called her 'flirt' . Yes, we didn't agree for several matters of life but we didn't stop to care and support each other when one of us were in trouble & misery. Our friendship was kind of unique, we hate and love each other. I guess that is what sibling rivalry means, she told me that I was like a little sister to her. I'm not so close to my brothers and I hardly knew my half-sister (she passed away in 2004), and so I treasure every friendship I have.

After I got married, I followed my hubby overseas. My friend and I, didn't kept in touch frequently as she was not very IT literate. Time and distance had drew us apart. I lead a different lifestyle and busy with dear hubby and kids. Eventhough we came back to Malaysia for good, but the place where we are residing now is still far away from the metropolitan, Kuala Lumpur. My friend and I did rang up each other several times before early 2005, but she never mention that she is sick (she died of cancer).

I was very sad losing her as I didn't have the last chance to meet her. I'm feeling much better now after talking to a physician, initially I thought I was sick but he has confirmed that pathologically, I am very healthy. He said that I was too upset over something and it made me feel sick. He asked me not bottle up what I feel.

THANK YOU to my dear hubby who being very supportive, to my lil Hanie who never fail to ask me "Are you OK, mom?" every time I threw up in the bathroom, to my darling Shasha & Alya who always brings smile to my face, to my friends who listens to my ramblings, to my blog visitors who leaves some comments and emails me. All of you have inspired me to blog again and made me feel much much much better. THANK YOU.

Lillie - sorry for not replying your email yet, will do it soon
Gina - I had promised to email you but haven't do so, will do it soon
Ann - I'm preparing the step-by-step pics, will upload to my webshots when I'm done

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Stitching Blogger's Question of the Week

With the exception of your online stitching friends, do you have any other stitching buddies?

I used to have a stitching buddy, she is the wife to friend of DH actually. She lived nearby and we did have tea together and talk about stitching, unfortunately she has moved to another city last year. Nevertheless, I have met up with several of my online stitching friends (from Yahoo Groups) and I'm really glad that I found more stitching friends in blogging world *wink*

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Meme of 'Fours'

Saw this interesting meme in Harsha's blog. Since she wrote 'If you're reading (and you haven't answered this set of question) consider yourself tagged ;) ', I considered myself tagged *LOL*

Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life:
1 - factory worker (killing my time as well as gaining some money while waiting for other jobs after graduation)
2 - accounting clerk (my supervisor was edgy when he got to know that I'm overqualified for this post duhh)
3 - Tutor ( I love teaching bunch of kids who really want to learn)
4 - Administrator

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over Again:
1 - My Bestfriend's Wedding
2 - Troy
3 - Sepet
4 - Green Mile

Four Places I Have Lived:
1 - Selangor/Kuala Lumpur
2 - Terengganu
3 - Khartoum
4 - Miri

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch:
1 - CSI (Vegas & Miami)
2 - The Shield
3 - Desperate Housewives
4 - House

Four Places I Have Been on Vacation:
1 - Cairo
2 - Alexandria
3 - Amsterdam
4 - Dubai

Four Websites I Visit Daily:
1 - Stormpay (bcoz they pay me *wink*)
2 - Yahoo Groups
3 - email websites
4 - The Star (online newspaper)

Four of My Favorite Foods:
1 - Fried Chicken with chilli
2 - Tom Yam
3 - Sushi
4 - Tiramisu

Four Albums I Can't Live Without:
1 - M Nasir
2 - Armageddon Soundtrack
3 - Sheila On 7
4 - Creed

Four Places I'd Rather Be:
1 - a salon/spa (God knows how much I need this ROTFLOL)
2 - an island surrounded by cyrstal clear water, where I can go snorkelling and enjoying the beautiful sights of coral reef and underwater life
3 - a luxurious and spacious hotel room/suite
4 - LNS, where I can spend hours and hours and the owner is very friendly *wink*

Well, to follow suit,
If you're reading (and you haven't answered this set of question) consider yourself tagged *wink*