Monday, October 31

Zara our sweet sweet baby

I just wanted to share this picture.. I think its cute...

Saturday, October 29

Zara.. Messy lahhh

Ayah: Zaraaa... why is ur room messy... bla bla bla nagging naggginnnggg... da da da daaa.... Why don't u put ur toys away in the proper place...
Zara: Becaaauuuseeeeee... they are hiding... its their hiding place. 

Pandai pulak menjawab Zara sekarang ni. Sampai bila nak hiding.. ni dah hari kedua dah !!

Hiding konon!

Monday, October 17

Sakit tangan?.. hopefully not anymore

Ergonomic Mouse 

When you fly desk as much as we do either at home or at the office, you tend to get the hand cramps from  handling the mouse too much. We thought it would be wise to invest in an Ergonomic Mouse just to reduce the pain. The wifey had already started using the trackball mouse (Loigitech M570) at work and she thinks its wonderful. So we got the exact one just because we know it works for her. As long it works for the misses it should be fine (I have to get a new one if not)... me and the kids just have to adapt (start the kids young to learn to adapt).

Its been a few days now. We love it. I took a while to get use to it. Still want to keep lifting the mouse when you can just roll the ball to move the cursor. On the other hand Zareef had no problems at all (Zara doesnt care all that much yet). I showed Zareef a few moves he was keen and learned it... no worries.

After a few hours later while we was doing something I saw him adjusting the volume just by using the mouse (no cursor movement). I thought that was impressive because it took me a while to figure that one out. Happy to know we can learn from each other. Anyways... I hope from now on we wouldnt have anymore cramps.. Insyallah.

ps..Oh yeah the misses wants to buy another desk to get the right Ergonomic height.

Friday, October 14

Zareef words of wisdom

Zareefs self made tabung and his prized toy. 

Zareef: Ayaahhh... Can i buy beyblade (the new kids craze - macam gasing je)
Ayah: You always want me to buy you something!! (start being angry)
Zareef: No... Can i buy it myself. Using my piggy bank money. I have to learn to get my own stuff. So I cant just want stuff.  

Made my day hearing that. Really happy to know how he thinks about getting something. to top it off he wanted to go home first to get the money but i said its ok ill pay first. First thing when he got home he ran to his piggy bank and took out the money he owed me. May Allah preserve and protect his sincere heart. Amin

Thursday, October 13

Yes OZ is expensive but not always

Although I'm determined that things in OZ is ridiculously overpriced. But on the rare sale occasion you can find the odd Gem or two.  A good example is Myer and Apple.  Myer is the main Retail store in OZ and known for being dearer (expensive) but maintains its quality. Apple rarely does discounts and are very strict on pricing towards its distributor. 

So comparing the 11inch 4GB ram 128GB Flash HDD Macbook Air is a very precise indicator.  Myer sells it for AUD1249, Apple OZ AUD1349 and Apple US ~ AUD1199. At first glance you might think the US Apple store is cheaper but do not forget to include its Sale Tax around 6-8% based on state. Which comes about AUD1290 roughly. While in Oz the final price is final. Dont worry the tax is still there, included in the price. No way your gonna run away from paying anything to the Government in OZ. 

So this is one of the very RAREEE occasion have I found something I WANT that is cheap here in OZ compare to US eventhough by just a few bucks. After all this research you think everybody in the house will welcome a new Mac Book Air?? 

Myers AUD1249 including tax @ myers online store

Apple OZ AUD1349 including tax @ OZ Apple store  
Apple US USD1199~AUD1199 @ US Apple Store 

Thursday, October 6

Woii.. whats that?


Ayah: Wooii Zareef... Whats that suppose to be?
Zareef: Thats my flag.
Ayah: Why r u using ur undies as ur flag.
Zareef: Cause it has a Ben 10 kromostom on it. And I like Ben 10

Conclusion - kids arent shy to show their allegiance/patriotism/flag-waveringism even though its directed to a cartoon.... and they really know how to improvise

ps.. the toy thats holding it up gives a air whooshing sound that adds to the drama.

Tuesday, October 4

Not that excited anymore r u?

As Gobbler said it ... HOTT PIESS!!
Although its good to see the pie fans all silent . I do miss the thrash talking and the enthusiasm. I guess the seasons over. Lets concentrate on the Rugby World Cup then. Go Wallabies!

Zareef Gongak!

Cert for being the best patient

Korek  Doc.. jgn tak korek
Zareef had a soar tooth the other day. We went to the dentist to find out whats wrong. After 3 visits to the clinic and an extra visit to the X-rays we found out that Zareef broke his tooth and the roots are still in his gums. We decided to remove the remaining roots so that the adult teeth can grow properly and to avoid infection and bad breath. It wasn't an easy procedure. It took about an hour and 3 dosage of anesthetic to get the things out. The dentist and her assistant did a good job especially calming Zareef down and taking care of him. But Zareef did the best. Quoting the dentist "Im not saying it just because but you have been a great patient, best we had for a while even better than most grown-ups". He was brave and he followed instructions and he did everything he can to make the procedure go smoothly. Anybody who knows Zareef will ponder how this miracle can happen but it did happen. For his trouble the Dentist gave him a cert and a toy. While for the dentist troubles, I had to pay HEAPS instead... and still you have bad breath Zareef!!

Sunday, October 2

Thank You Cats

Thank You Geelong so much.... you did all of us right.

The silence of the Pie fans is deafening. 

Saturday, October 1

Footy Grand Final

Went to the footy at the 'G'
Its that time of the season again when people go ferrel for their football team.. yes mostly pies fan. It can get exciting (on the other hand it can get really boring.. 100 points margin and stuff) I can tell you that especially last week preliminary finals between Hawthorn and Collingwood. Yes they have many versions of 'final'. Cant grab the idea around that yet. People get really excited about it in Victoria. Really excited... to the extent of excitement just because. Eg.. your team is already winning by 50 points and 1 minute to go, the next score they go crazy like its the winning goal of the world cup. I asked them does it make a difference. A flat out no was the answer.

Anyways, I rather have my soccer (a harder and more technical game in my eyes). I cant call it football here... ppl will get confused or angry. I still remember a mate making fun of me when I called it football instead of soccer. He said, "The sport when the ball is round".... like its a bad thing. Last I check the definition of a ball is a round object. Whatever... look whos talking, a fan of a sport that gets a point for missing. Yup.. you get a point for missing. The only other sport I know who does it is the Irish football thingy... but thats different because they intentionally aim for the lower points goal.

Enough of my rambling.. I might not know enough about footie but i do admire the fans enthusiasm although I reckon saje diorang lebih2 (thats why its so strong financially). But i just cant understand why ppl that are into footie have the cheek to make fun of other sports when they dont realize they are the only ones playing it.