Friday, May 25, 2007

Haversack vs DigiCam

I’m not a planner. Not in my personal life. It just happens. Subconsciously I do have a checklist of what to bring especially before going out and that is my haversack. Everything’s in there. In fact it has been 4 full months since I grab my handbag. I can’t even remember how many pockets it has or does it has one?

I’ve added another item to my haversack and that is my digital camera. Actually it’s not my digi-cam, its hubby’s. Hehe…

Anyway since I started blogging, everything has to be captured in photos. At the end of the day, hubby and I will usually argue about who will get which photo to be in their blog. Usually he’ll get what he wants because he’ll be the one transferring all the photos into the computer hence selecting the ones that he liked best while I’m asleep. When he goes away for his visits he’ll take the camera along and in a way, I felt incomplete. I’m stuck with no camera and I think you bloggers know what it’s like when you’re in a situation where you really want to snap a picture but the camera is nowhere to be seen. It happened to me this morning when I frantically searched my haversack and finally realised (after emptying it) that hubby got it.

I’m not buying another camera but hmm… let me think. What do you reckon honey?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Book Addict

Few weeks ago I went to the library at hubby’s college and realised how I missed browsing and walking around books. I really enjoyed the smell of it, the beauty of it being in order and the ambiance of the library itself. The last time I was in such a place was ages ago. I came across books which I used to carry around university and books that I hated most. It brings back wonderful memories of being a student with only one thing in mind, to graduate.

Hello! Earth to Monstermom!

Back to book business. Second hand books are cheap in Australia. I usually shop for it at the garage sales or Sunday Markets. Books will be the first thing on my checklist. As for now, I’m proud to announce that I’ve almost completed collecting Patricia Cornwell’s novels which cost me not more than $5 each. I even got some of the hardcover books at $1. Next will be Tom Clancy, Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve.

Most of the ladies that I know would go crazy over Royal Doulton, Corningware, crystals and stuff. I’m just the opposite of it. It doesn’t matter as long as I’m happy…

Atief enjoying the toys

Cheap books

I got these for a total of $2.50

My Patricia Cornwell

Hubby's Tom Clancy

Superman got tired after flying around Sunday Market with Ibu

Thursday, May 10, 2007


The map of blogosphere

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I can't find blogger....

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Hibernating Still....

I've been hibernating from blogging world for the past three weeks. My parents and in-laws came to visit us and stayed till last Friday. Considering the time constraint, I tried my best to entertain them so as to make it a memorable one. The grandkids were so delighted to have them and I , for one, had quite a break from my usual duties. Every night the house was filled with laughter when we chat about what we've done earlier in the day.

Introduction to Canberra at Mount Ainslie

Tok Wan and Tok Mak with the grandkids

Ayah and his Kerapu while fishing in Batemans Bay

Mama's Steamed Kerapu

Mak Wan's Masak Asam Pedas Ikan Kerapu

The Most Romantic Couple Ever!

Atuk and MakWan in Tuggeranong Lake

Getting ready to board the bus to Sydney

Tok Mak waving goodbye

It was a drama when we sent them off at the station. They seemed to have difficulties in letting the kids go. Atief continuosly clung to Papa and this broke him to pieces. Mak and Ayah just boarded the bus quickly and continued weeping silently in their seats. Too bad we couldn't send them straight to Sydney as hubby was to go to Indonesia the next day. Right after we came back to the house, we still could smell Ayah's minyak atar and Papa's perfume in their respective rooms. The house felt empty.

I'm missing them more and more while hubby gets to divert his sadness watching lovely girls in Jakarta, Bali, Bandung... Arghh!!!!! I'm left alone, again, back to my usual monstermom self......