Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Pink Booklet

I had no internet connection yesterday :c because I thought my broadband bill should be paid on the 8th monthly, but not! It was on the 27th monthly. So, since my line was barred, that had given me more time to do my extra effort to prepare for my English class. The perk of being connection-less, but it was bearable for like half a day only :) haha..

So, I decided to create a booklet for my English subject. This booklet is a mini book where I put all the vocabulary that are essential and must know for my pupils in order for them to pass in UPSR, or at least I think so. It's like a mini dictionary for them, and hummm have you ever heard a story of a student that copied her friend's dictionary cause she was so determined to learn English yet she was so poor to afford a dictionary? We have the same storyline, the same determination but my version is I am a not-so-poor teacher that determine to teach my pupils English and yet my pupils don't care to afford any dictionary despite of receiving Wang Bantuan Persekolahan and B1RM (the parents'). So I have to copy for them. All I can say is this is the jerk of my job, since the school fee was vanished earlier this year, asking money for whatsoever reason from the pupils is a big NO NO.

Oh, do not let me continue listing out the jerks and the perks of being Teacher Noa, haha. You better proceed to the pictures below,

Presenting my humble booklet~~~

Pink rules!

The vocabulary list :)

A humble pink booklet, with Android icon as cover, on my thick pink book and my pink-wrapped table :) I hope my pupils will find this booklet useful especially for the morning prayer program, Sarapan Ilmu as we called it where pupils will read and memorize important notes and vocabulary/key words from various subject before the class starts every morning. They even use the booklet in classroom for their sentence construction exercise etc etc. See? Oh dear, please make my little effort worth! (...so that I am motivated to do MORE!)

Pink and a lil bit of comotness, whatevs :|

And, this is a thick pink book that I'm talking about earlier, the one that our teacher carried everytime she stepped in our class before learning session. Remember?

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Evening Primrose Oil

Howdie dolls, after few entry about food before this, now back to my TTC story. Because my 2WW dah over, it was 3WW actually, huhuh. My regular cycle is until CD27, tapi this month it was a little bit stray, until CD33. Buat I upset serba sedikit sebab dah berharap as it is very unusual for me to have a week delay and AF arrived setibanya Dear Hubby arrived dari Kuching. Haha, double frustration here if u got what I mean. And, since last cycle was a very stressful one especially like everyday big boss gave me the pressure because my pupils nak sit English exam, plus ada makan Panadol CF due to flu yang teruk and Ponstan sebab backache.

So I decided to continue consuming Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) capsules again this month sebab I suspect my AF was delayed due to tak religiously consume EPO this past month sebab I dah ada other new *supplement* kesayangan on my shelf, haha :) But, my favourite EPO is always Nn Evening Primrose Oil 1000 from Cosway. I decide to take it from my CD1 until the day I rasa I ovulate or after the appearance of EWCM habis. And of course, selalunya bila consume EPO religiously, my cycle pun back to normal, inshaAllah taala.

2 biji per day equal to 2000mg. In search of EWCM :)

Okay, apart from regulating period, EPO ni pun sesuai untuk: 

  • Relieve PMS (irritability, breast tenderness, bloating, abdominal cramps, water retention)
  • Reduce menopausal symptoms (hot flushes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, sleeping problems)
  • Relieve eczema (reduces scaliness, redness, dryness and roughness)
  • Improve cracked heels
  • Reduce dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles
  • Repair dry, damaged hair and eliminate dandruff
  • Strengthen brittle, flaking nails
  • Alleviate stiffness and join pains

See? how useful EPO for us women? For our womanly hormones to those symptoms on our Mayday to beautify our skin, hair and nails :) But honestly, after kahwin last time yang I gatal try Yasmin, I have this dryness at many parts of my body, my skin, my eyes, my lips and that very part, EPO ni lah penyelamat. Instant relief, phewww~~ So, why not I continue this regimen since dah terskip last month yang dah buat my cycle strayed. And yes, rasanya I really need this EPO to regulate my cycle, sebab sometime I do think and becoming scare if I have any risk of PCOS, sebab berat badan dah 2kg lebih from my ideal weight and now my skin is quite pimply along jawline a week or two before AF. Takut this problem will menyukarkan TTC kan?

So, semoga this month my cycle akan jadi normal and hopefully ada EWCM cause sekarang dah up kan dose to 2000 mg per day :) Note to self: Stay positive and enjoy lah time mid term school break 2 minggu lagi :) oh yeah!

**And to my dear friends yang regularly baca my other entry, sorry this time banyak term untuk TTC. Boleh belajar lah kan, you never know these terms might become handy to you one day. Cause I dulu pun ingat senang nak dapat anak ni, rupanya tidak eh eh :) Kena banyak usaha kan? Hihi.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kisah Hot Plate dan Orang Bodoh

Last night, my housemates and me tak masak. Sebab beras tinggal sikit. So we decide to makan-makan kat luar. Dah decide esok-esok je beli beras. Then off we go, kat satu kedai yang ada-potensi-but-with-masalah-attitude kat Betong yang aman damai ni. Sampai kedai tu, have to wait 10 minutes jugak untuk dorang ambil order. Then after placed order, one by one lah dish datang.

I ordered Japanese Tofu Hotplate, and now the story began.

Benda ini yang I imagine I akan dapat, hmm..
Pic credit to yvonnesam.blogspot.com

Tukang masak tu masak tofu tu berasingan dari hotplate. Tofu yg siap letak dalam mangkuk, and another hotplate was put on a table in front of me. Then before serve kat our table, waitress tu telungkup kan mangkuk tofu tu atas hotplate, dgn cara yang agak kasar, seolah-olah lontarkan mangkuk tu kat hotplate, sebab it is hot I know. And ada yang tumpah-tumpah lagi tu. Right in front of my eyes.

Kalau tuang sopan-santun macam ni, boleh lah accept kan. Ni tidak!
Pic credit to taufulou.com

Then, tgh hotplate tu berasap dgn maha hebatnya, waitress bodoh tu terus hantar dish tu depan muka I, exactly in front of my eyes. Berasap till I can't see muka my friend in front of me. Rasanya the whole customer in kedai tu semua dah menoleh. So, I alihkan hotplate tu kat tepi sikit. Cause dah feeling ala² mengewap muka dah.

It was like this, in front of my very face :(

Then datang seorang pelayan lelaki push that hotplate again in front of my face, sambil kata, ''benda ni memang makan panas-panas macam ni!'' Whattt? Terus I balas balik, ''kalau nak makan pun, takkan macam nak asap²kan muka saya, panas macam ni. Bongok ke apa ni?''. Okay, hati dah start panas dah sebab ada yang dah berlagak kuang ajar.

Hmm..perut lapar, so makan jugak sikit waima hati dah menggelegak. Tak habis pun makan, only 1/5 jer yang dijamah. Then masa nak bayar, I decide to sound orang kedai tu..''Ni saya nak bagi tau sikit, next time uols hidang hotplate, tak payah lah nak telangkupkan depan muka customer and hantar benda yang masih gelegak berasap-asap macam tu. Tak bagus, tak sopan tau. Orang datang kat sini nak makan. Kalau nak hidang, buatlah siap-siap kat dapo''. Terus budak cashier tu (anak tokey kot) jawab, ''Alah, memang benda tu dimakan macam tu, camtu lah cara hidang nya!'', menjawab dengan muka masam tak nak ditegur sambil mencebik-cebik bibir. So saya pun, ''Hotplate tu memamg biasa dah I makan, tapi takde plak orang lain hidang berasap-asap banyak sangat macam u buat. Tak sopan! Tak bagus macam tu, berasap-asap habis satu meja tak nampak apa dah. And next time kalau orang tegur, u terima je, jangan nak buat muka sombong pulak!''.... (dah lah bodoh, sombong pulak tu...kata hati saya). Tapi boleh jugak ada mak cashier tu berdiri di srbelah anaknya yang dah diteur tadi buat muka bodo jerr. 

I have to, haha..

Oh hairan :( Then I just berlalu dari kedai tu dengan rasa puas hati after luahkan apa yang I tak puas hati. Walaupun dalam hati rasa nak korek² jer mata budak bodoh tu. Ishhhh..

But seriously, keluar dari kedai tu, muka jadi oily, tudung memang macam bau kena tumis dah dah, my two other friends pun dah busuk² jugak. Sakit hati yang real punya, lain kali kalau ada orang buat the same, rasa nak jatuhkan jer hidangan tu tolak² dari atas meja. Tapi kesian makanan, rezeki, bukan salah ia pun. Hummm..

If I can ever do this kannn?

But, moral of the story: Kalau nak berbizness tu, ikhlaskan hati. Jangan buat kerja tak senonoh, jangan layan macam customer tu mintak sedekah kat kedai awak. Or kalau ada pekerja yang buat kerja bodo² ni, tegur. Jangan biarkan cause pekerja macam ni lah yang akan tolak rezeki awak. And kalau ada orang menegur, belajar lah nak terima. Jangan nak lawan² cakap. Customer is always right, cause rasanya, kalau ada 10 customer yang tak puas hati, maybe seorang jer yang sanggup tegur. Tu pun saya tak terus 'maki' guna word macam kuang ajarrr, bodoh, mudahan kau bankrap walaupun attitude uols layak menerima makian sebegitu. Banyak customer yang akan terus tak akan datang kedai macam tu daripada menegur kan. You have to agree with this. And lastly, kalau bodoh jangan sombong. And kalau sombong, tak perlu nak bodoh. And sentiasa bersedia terima teguran. Or else, awak akan mati dalam keadaan bodoh sombong. And I only say the stupid word to those yang really deserve it, why not.

Still geram.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kerabu Sotong

Last night was my first time tasting this delicacy. I'd say I fall in love at the first taste of this kerabu sotong :-)  The mixture of the herbs and the greens that tingled my tastebuds made me go awwww and the succulent of cuttlefish was perfected by the combination of lemon juice and spiciness from the bird-eye chilies. On the different note, I feel blessed moving out from my quarters in school and now renting with other fellow teachers here. No more selfish and lazy housemate :-) Alhamdulillah.

Now, the sharing part or as a reminder for myself, I'd like to jot down the recipe of this delicious Kerabu Sotong.


Cuttlefish- cleaned and boiled in hot water for few minutes

Tomato, lemon grass, bird-eye chillies, bunga kantan, long beans - chopped finely

Lemon juice, sugar to taste, finely chopped onion, fish sauce- mixed together

In a bowl, mixed all the ingredients together. Adjust the amount of the herbs/greens and the juice just nice, not too much nor too little. Chilled for a while to give the kerabu to 'mingle around' with each other before serving. Voila :-)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Barbecued Lamb

This delicacy is our family all-time favorite. We serve lambs on special occasion throughout the year at our home. Nasi Briyani Kambing, barbecued lamb in black pepper sauce *and dad's secret recipe* and mutton curry is my dad's forte.

Skinny tips: Trim the fats and you're good to go! Trust me :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

An Ode to The English Plural

** Please nod if you agree of what you read

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You  may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and there would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!
 Let's face it - English is a crazy language.  There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.  English muffins weren't invented in England .  We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship...
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
in which your house can burn up as it burns down,
in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and
in which an alarm goes off by going on.

And in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hoot Hoot Owl

Found this owl and it gives me an ''oh myyyyy how dare you, mr owl!''. But i think i am gonna print this and put it at my workstation, as a stern reminder that i am being watched n judged if i do not accomplish my target (or the school's target i can say, duhhhh).

Earlier today before school session is over...

The Boss: kalau you dapat give the A's untuk subjek u, memang saya akan tabik lah..
Me: No! X nak tabik², saya nak sembah ratu kat saya... (kata hati kecil saya lah)


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dah update :)

Link to My Designers dah update. So if you think your belog is worth to be visited, please leave your link at my comment k. Cause I'm bloghopping like everyday. Tapi belog cerita hal #buasir tak nak lah k. Sorry :P Ok, later :) Muahs!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A happy teacher

Recently, flu has been a quite loyal friend of mine. Makes it in the morning at night, you'll always can see me with blocked and red nose. Not a pretty sight though. Despite of gulping various supplement, the flu is always a comeback since I know I had put more stress on my self work-wise compared to last year.

This year, I am given a trust to teach English for UPSR in my school, to make it more cliche, it is the killer subject for this public exam and my pupils can't barely utter a word in English. Okayyyy, too much cliche, but it is that hard to them. Stressful indeed, I am pressured by my superior's expectation and of couse my victims are those 21 poor pupils of mine. To start with, I always remind them (sometimes sternly and sometimes friendly) to keep and improve their relationship and respect with elders (teachers and parents) and most importantly to our Allah Almighty. A word of humble doa is a must in morning class and solat Zohor is compulsory before attending my English extra class in the afternoon. I had become Ustazah Noa this week by reminding them, '' this afternoon, before my extra class, everyone must perform Solat Zohor first. If not, there you go...dilontarkan dalam api neraka di akhirat kelak. Kejayaan di dunia is nothing when in Akhirat, you are certainly head to neraka kerana tak solat''. Whoaaa..it is more a reminder to self lah :| And yeah, being strict a step prior to being friendly to my pupils, since this pupils will respect and obey you according to body size. Boleh? So sad for me though. Do I have to keep 'expanding' to gain these from them. Kids= headache. And in my class, a reward quite an easy thing to get, provided that the pupils obey me and accomplish their task on time and perfecto. Easy peasy! And so is the punishment, one time skip on my extra class, the pupils will get a free copy-this-text-10-times-and don't-get in-to your-class-till-you done from me. And yes, a bonus, you got to do that at the center of school, at school's stage. *clap clap* This week I get 5 pupils as my preys. I am a happy happy teacher :-)

But being on a stress-less note, I am always having fun teaching a lower level class, my Year 2 pupils. Being a class teacher, I have planned to deco my class with a polka dot theme. Can you imagine how adorable is that will be? Like yesterday, when I asked my pupils to help me colour some mushroom with polka dots for wall deco, I reminded my pupils to colour the mushroom brightly and nicely. And there goes this dialogue:

Teacher Noa: Nanti awak warna cantik² k, kita nak gantung mushroom dalam class. Ada pertandingan kelas cantek kannnn?

Pupils: Ok Cikgu, kita lawan kelas Tahun 4 cikgu (Year 4 is the most bright and beautiful class in my school).

Teacher Noa: Tauk punnnn..malu lah teacher if kelas teacher tak cantek, malu lah teacher muka jak cantek. Tapi kelas tak cantek.

Pupils: Mun macam ya, kita gantung muka cikgu jak lah..muka cikgu cantek, mushroom saya tak cantek.

Teacher Noa: T.T huhu

See, how can you are not feeling happy with this kids? Yes, I am a happy teacher :-)

*polka dot theme class, inspired and source from SchoolGirlStyle.com*

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