Queen Bee

I’ve been hiding all my hopes and dreams away, Just in case I ever need them again someday……….

siem reap trip October 10, 2008

Filed under: Utp — rabiatulfarah @ 4:11 am

Photo journal of BeeBee,

 

ALiza,

 

HaRni and YaTi.

 

 We…

departed from LCCT at 7 am (M’sia), arrived at Siem Reap International Airport at 8 am (Cambodia) and checked in at Angkor Star Hotel…

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Our 1st destination was Flood Village

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Then, we went to Night Market until mid nite… We really implemented the shop-till-drop concept especially ALiza. She spent all her money (read: she was declared broke) on souvenirs for friends and foes. Yet her mind is still boggling for not having enuff sourvenirs….

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2nd day, we headed to  Silk Farm for an educational visit as proposed by ALiza. And as expected, she was the only one spending money at the over-price-Silk-Farm’s-souvenirs-shop..

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Here we go…

The most important agenda was definitely a visit to Angkor Wat, marked as one of the magnificent world heritages.

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Then we went to Cultural Village for the captivating performances.

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More photos were taken while we were rambling and sight-seeing…  (will be updated asap)

 

Kiddies Raya Party October 13, 2008

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coming soon…

more on the kiddies

 

Damiya, Farhan & Hakimi

    

 

       

Tisha & Irfan

 

 

Memories of kemboja October 10, 2008

Filed under: General — rabiatulfarah @ 3:42 pm

Trip to Siem Reap was more than just an ordinary trip.

“Lady, buy something.. I have many books”

“Sorry, no”

“Why no?”

Do i really need to explain why????

 

I tried to behave with my utmost courtesy to those little kids. Of course i said NO because i didn’t want and i didn’t need the items they were selling. Plus the transaction was in dollars. I couldn’t afford to spend money liked I used to. RM 3 versus US$3… Huhu.. With the scenario of weakening ringgit, of course I had to be a bit calculative. I would only buy items that would benefit my family and me. . .

 

I am not going to babble on and on about the wrongness of their behavior. They were not begging for money, just that their persistency and persuasiveness annoyed me very much. Maybe I was a bit over-reacted.. InsyaAllah if there is another visit to Siem Reap, i will  be more prepared emotionally and economically. Honestly, the scenario was totally alien to me as I never bumped into this kind of kids at my home land. Being in Siem Reap made me realize how lucky I am.Segalanya serba cukup. Di Malaysia, tiada kanak-kanak tempatan yang berkeliaran siang malam berjualan seperti di sini.

 

I also observed the patience of Tuk Tuk driver of this alien country. They patiently waited for their passengers for hours and hours for a return trip so that they can earn double pay. If I count it correctly, there were hundreds of Tuk Tuk on the road willing to carry the tourist. Unfortunately there are also other modes of transportation that needs to compete with Tuk Tuk such as bus, car and bicycle. Defy all odd, they did their best to survive.  And me? I should be thankful to God for all His bounty upon my country and my family.

 

We bestowed (in the past) Wisdom on Luqman: “Show (thy) gratitude to Allah.” Any who us (so) grateful does so to profit of his own; but if any is ungrateful, verily Allah is free of all wants, Worthy of all praise. – Luqman, 12

 

(Tidak seperti pemandu taxi di Malaysia yang tak kering dengan rezeki, di tambah pula dengan subsidi gas asli yang ditampung untuk meringankan beban. Dari KL Sentral ke KLIA, pemandu taxi mengenakan charge RM80 ke atas, padahal kos bahan api yang diperlukan sepanjang perjalanan itu kurang dari RM10. Kos menyewa taxi pula, tak sampai RM50. Tak percaya, tanya diorang… Ok, enuff~)

 

Alhamdullah, we were destined to meet a Muslim girl working at hotel’s kitchen to show us the qiblat  as soon as we checked in.. On the 1st day, we spent about US$50 for Halal food. (US$50 equals to RM175). It was even higher than KLCC rate. Seriously, i didn’t know whether I could cope with the high living cost throughout the journey. I was thinking of fasting to prevent myself from eating.

 

And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah; And Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees. – Al-Baqarah, 207

 

Thanks God, the next day, we accidentally ran into Razak, an owner of a Muslim restaurant. After a very pleasant and cheap lunch for US$15, he introduced us to Yusuf. So from now onward, we were officially accompanied by a dedicated Muslim TukTuk driver named Yusuf. About 95% of Siem Reap’s population is Buddhist. We were very blessed indeed to find a Muslim driver despite of the scarcity. He rode a made-in-Malaysia motorcycle (Kris) to cart 4 of us around the city.  Due to the heavy load, we caused the of the Kris-pull-cart’s wheels to go flat. I wondered what went wrong. By the way, I am not that heavy.. I strongly believe, it was someone else..

Siem Reap offers a lot of silk material to bring back to my beloved country. I bought lots of cushion covers and long scarf for my mum and sisters. I’m glad she said “Mak dah plan tahun ni nak beli sarung kusyen sutera ni, tapi kat Kamdar mahal sangat. Raye tahun depan, boleh la mak guna” with a smile carved on her face. She never told me she what she wants, but as a daughter, finding out and fulfilling mum’s hidden desire is very much meaningful than the whole wide world. I also shopped for my favorite auntie and cousins. Now, what left for me is the fond memories of  Siem Reap.. 

And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal. – (Luqman, 14)

 

 

Buka Puasa at Sate Kajang…. September 29, 2008

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.................................................. Gambar2 ni mostly taken from beebee’s and farid’s seat sbb photographers nyer malas nk bgn… Maklumla, mkn sate byk sgt…..

 

My very 1st photo shooting as wannabe photographer with my wannabe models.. Donna, Pearl & Kama.. September 28, 2008

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After Ellie’s wedding, Donna, Pearl, Kama and I decided to spend quality time together at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka. The main agenda for the day-outing were shopping & gosipping.  
But eventually Donna, Kama and Pearld ended up becoming the guinea pigs for my experimental photography session… 
Despite the  hot sunny day, they stood still  with 110% support
and gave me various spontaneous dramatic posess for the unplanned outdoor session.
Their smiles really brighten up my day.
Donna, Pearl, Kama

Donna, Pearl, Kama

Introducing my new found talent…..

Seriusly, they were borned photogenic and photogediks…. Haha…

a heart melting smile

a heart melting smile

 

Bole buat kad raye la gambar2 korang ni…
‘3 dara pingitan menanti kepulangan yang tersayang di hari raya’
Hehe
Thanks guys..
Hugs and Kisses…
Muuaahhs
 

my best friend’s wedding: ellie. September 27, 2008

Filed under: Stj — rabiatulfarah @ 1:43 pm

 

one of my best friends in stj.. puan dr ellie...

One of my best friends in stj.. Puan Dr Ellie...

 

Look at happy faces. Congratulation dear on your wedding.

Look at the happy faces. Congratulation dear on your wedding.

 

The food was great. Two thumbs up!

The food was great. Two thumbs up!

 

Of course, the gathering was the best moment. At the wedding, i met up with my buddies i had in stj..

At the wedding, i met up with my old buddies from stj. Of course, the gathering was the greatest moment ever. Miss you guys...

 

Back in 1996, we were just a little girl trying to fit into our small world. Now, i can tell that most of our dreams have turned into a reality... As other ordinary girls out there, we dreams of having a wonderful marriage to rejoice our the true love we have found. And here we are, to share the happiness.

Back in 1996, we were just a bunch of little girls trying to fit into our small little world in Gentam. Now, i can tell that most of our dream have became reality... As other ordinary girls out there, we dreamed of having a wonderful marriage to rejoice the true love we have found. And here we are, to share Ellie's happiness.

 

Izan flew all the way across South China Sea and drove to Muar wif her sisters... What a nice friend... We'll see how many weddings (aka flight tickets) she can bear...

Izan flew all the way across South China Sea and drove to Muar wif her sisters... What a nice friend we have... We'll see, how many weddings (aka flight tickets) she can bear before the balance of her saving account becomes deficit.. Huhu.. Hopefully after my wedding, yer Izan.

 

Izan, if you are reading my blog, i would like you to know that i'm looking forward for your big event. Yeah i know, the time will definityly come... Also i know that we have the same issue... Scarcity of good guys, isnt it? Hehe... (Alasan je kan)

Izan, if you are reading my blog, i would like you to know that i'm looking forward for your big event. Yeah i know, the time will surely come... Also i know that we have the same issue here... Scarcity of good guys, isnt it? Hehe... (Alasan je kan)

 

 

 

Understand a woman is not that easy September 25, 2008

Filed under: General — rabiatulfarah @ 5:25 am
Why do women need so many shoes?
Luxury or necessity?
Some of my shoes colection

Some of my shoes colection

 And gosh, whats that?

Why do women need separate cream for day and nite? Cant women just use the same cream?
Let me check; cleanser, toner, moisturizer, vitamin E and what serum is that?
some stuff don't fit into my handbag

some stuff dont fit into my handbag

Hmm….
Let see what say other women..