Thursday, March 26, 2009

Warehouse Sale crazy

Initially, it was a big decision I had to make and I had to make it fast. Really quickly. And I did.

I was at Mattel warehouse sale on Thursday. It was at spur of the moment that I decided to go there. At first, I was contemplating as I am not sure whether or not it was worth going since the place is quite far and the best time to go would be during office hours when traffic is less congested. I was planning to buy some Barbie's accessories and Hotwheels to add to the current collection, of the children's of course. None of which is necessary so to speak. I went anyway.

One reason, like I said earlier, is to buy toys obviously. The second is I wanted to witness the commotion. Some who went last time told me it was to die for. Hmm... come to think of it, I think I should participate in certain hot sale just to experience it. hah!!

Frankly, I haven't been to any Mattel warehouse sale. I am not really a toy-buyer kind of person nor do I have much to spend on toys by the way. And when I buy, I will choose the educational toys. I don't really encourage the children to buy more toys, what's more keeping a collection. Normally, I stress on making do with whatever is available. I mean, these little people here in my house are mostly irresponsible, careless, less appreciative - they hold on to their motto - for toys that they have lost, they can buy a new one. Do you think they care if I threaten to throw away the toys if they don't put them away after playing? Heck, NO. But somehow they have this idea up in their head for, like, forever. But then lately, I change. I give in whenever they want to add their collection, more so I am the one who gets too excited about keeping a collection. One hotwheel car costs 6 ringgit now, I guess that doesn't really make a big hole in your pocket. Neither does a pair of dress for Barbie which cost almost 25 ringgit. We go back to MasterCard commercial - Toys - 125 ringgit, to see the smile on my children face - priceless. So?

Back to Mattel sale. Gosh, I don't believe these people. I was only at the entrance of the shopping mall when I saw a lady with a full loaded trolley coming out. Oh dear, is this sale really fantastic or is it because that lady has so much money and has less idea on how to spend it (normal reaction for someone who seldom goes to a warehouse sale). And who said our economy is slowing down? Look at those people I met at this warehouse sale and it's only a toy sale. I made my way through although it was almost 4. Indeed, it wasn't really a good time to go as there was not much choice. Well, I don't have much to spend anyway. I got hold of a T-Rex Ramp Hotwheels set and 2 Barbie I Can Be sets. These were among the not many left by earlier customers, fyi.

One customer caught my attention with his huge purchases. So huge it was like he was going to sell them. I was tempted to pick up a Barbie bedroom set from one of the boxes near him when I heard him telling another customer - 'excuse me, that belongs to us too'! That belongs to us too???? So this particular customer must have mistakenly taken a toy from one of his boxes earlier - oh yes, they don't provide trolleys, they have boxes for you to put your purchase in. I don't want to know how much he spent for I know it is definitely a fortune.

I had to leave quickly as no. 3 finished school at 5.20pm and if the traffic was bad, it would take me half an hour to reach the school. I made a wise decision, not for coming to this sale unfortunately, but for making an instant decision on what to buy and heading up to the counter although while waiting I still looked around to see if they added more stocks. In the end, it took me half an hour to reach the counter.

If I were to go again, I must go on the first day itself and be there an hour before it opens - which of course I wouldn't do. For what it's worth, I opt for comfort over price cut.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Day Out

It was a fine Friday morning, the weather was fine, the attitude was fine, the excitement was fine, the food was fine too. In fact everything was fine. It was indeed a fine day to go out. No, it didn't turn out bad. It was fine the whole day.

So as planned, we made our way to Janda Baik although we (my entourage, of course) were almost an hour late. Supposed to meet Sha and Maz at 9 but they ended up starting the journey without me. Thanks to my excess baggage - 3 teenagers. The 3 little ones were right on time, they were the excited ones. It was the three teenagers who were just eager to see where we were heading actually. So, eager minus excitement equals dilly dally. One of whom was having an asthma attack at the last minute but insist to go just so she wouldn't miss on anything. I was reluctant in the beginning to take her along but gave in, eventually, and let her go despite her condition. That was also another reason why we were behind time that day.

It was not difficult finding our way to Janda Baik although Sha was so concerned, I mean the LLM provides good signboards along the highway so what is there to worry. To Sha probably because she is used to that route that the signboards are probably oblivious to her. Also Sha is a good host naturally, for sure she was worried if in case we missed the junction and God knows where the road will lead us. I was not sure myself in the beginning but braved it through anyway and we reached Sha's hideaway at 11. Sha was really worried you know that she insisted she meet us half way and I agreed anyway although I assured her that we could find our way. That is to say I am quite good with directions - if given detailed direction, of course.*wink*

The place was indeed a perfect hideaway - private, serene, quiet, stunning. The sungai, oh.. it was so soothing, cool, cold and clear. It's at the right depth and width - hah, am no good at describing sungai. For the record, I haven't been 'in a sungai' for ages you see so among the seven of us (I am referring to my entourage of course) or perhaps Maz and Sha inclusive, I am the most excited person to be there. And the food, I tell you, was aplenty. Sha brought macaroni salad, sardines and snakcs for the children and mommies. Maz brought nasi, ayam kicap, sayur campur and the tasty sambal belimbing. While I brought pasta, fried mee hoon, tuna, bread, potato salad and chocolate cheese cupcake (this is a special treat for both Sha and Maz). Ermm, I wasn't showing off any culinary skills here, mind you, but I had to bring more to make sure that those who came together with me have enough to eat. 

We were only there for an hour when the three teenagers started to get bored. Hmm.. this is the reason why I was reluctant to take them along in the first place. The fun spoiler. What's more when they noticed that Genting is just a stone throw away, they had been distracted. Since that was my first time being in the sungai after not being in it for so long, also we had been planning for this for so long too, I ignored them. Well, they were the ones who wanted to follow so much, they have to go my way. Go entertain yourselves, ha ha.

The fun was just started when we saw grey clouds in the sky. I know we have been in the water for almost three hours, but it was so fun especially when the children just got acquainted with each other that you didn't notice that time fly. At 3.00, it started to rain. I was reluctant to come out of the water but before things get awry, I better do. It was a heavy downpour. I thought the girls were getting more bored so I decided to pack things up and leave in the rain but instead they enjoyed watching the water rose. It was good letting them know the importance of keeping the river clean, be responsible for the nature. I hope they learn something that day as they witnessed the rubbish brought about by the downpour - the used styrofoam, McDonalds plastic bags, logs, bamboos, even diapers. They even joked if there might be some corpses or something that would pass by. Hmmm.. thrilling, eh? Well at least they had fun too even it was already towards the end.

All good things must come to an end. So after watching the river flooded the steps, we made our way home. Boy, I didn't realise the impact of playing in the water is so great that I could barely lift my legs when we reached home, in fact I was literally flat that night. I had the most fun that day and we hope that Sha would have us over again.

Just so you know, I lost one of my limited edition tupperware during the rain. #5 tossed it in the river and although I felt I should jump into the water and save it, the sensible part of me acted fast. Even the girls thought I would jump in. I know it was a stupid thing to do but that is my limited edition collections. Anyway, it is the more reason the remember Sha's place.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some issues, huh?

Do you know of a person who had been a good friend, came to you for advice and even share personal stories, called you every other day sometimes for no reason and then one day kept quiet, distant herself and acted unreachable. I tried calling and texting but nothing came back and this wasn't the first time it happened, already the third time over a period of two months. 

I don't want to be called paranoid nor insensitive but keeping silence for a period of two weeks bothers me. A lot. Honestly, I can't recall of anything that I had said nor done to this person that could have prompted her to react in that manner. Well, we are adults. Grown ups. Parents. If you have issues we talk it over and find solutions. Keeping distance doesn't help and it is so not adult thing to do.

As much as I am a friend keeper, I do have certain rules and guidelines that I follow and one of them is if second attempt fails too, abort the whole mission. So I have decided this time, unlike other times where despite several failed attempts, I still try, I am going to wait and watch. After all, it is just one friendship... who knows it's not worth saving anyway.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Books and I v2009

Since every fact is still fresh in my mind, let's talk about books or rather my reading last year. According to my Shelfari record (thank God I have this account, or else I keep forgetting what I have read due to short term memory lapse and extreme fatigue), I managed 5 books. Ok, not bad.

This year, I finished reading Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess in January. Shopaholic and Sister is still in my currently reading list although I have started reading since last year. Gosh, I get easily distracted lately. Plus my time is 120% consumed and there's no time to read at all, you know the demanding children, the outstanding housework, the neglected garden and when I have a few seconds extra, I need that for myself. So no reading.

I really plan to read this year nonetheless. Not so much on fiction though but more on cookery and baking stuff. I already have in my possession The Professional Chef book, belongs to my sis-in-law, a case of overdue borrowing; Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess (I really don't want to be one honestly but the reason I bought this book is as a result of being a food channel addict and I like her) also the Whimsical Bakehouse (well, this is not considered as a reading book but more on reference). I guess all three will keep me busy this year.

Despite diverting my attention to cookery, I still have currently in my reading list Kinsella's Shopaholic and Sister (I mentioned this earlier, didn't I? absentminded!!!!), Countess under Stairs and Sha's Pearl S Buck Imperial Woman (OMG, I have been holding her book for almost three years already. Ampun Sha! Ampun!!!! After reading my old notes only I realised that I still have the book with me untouched since the last we spoke). See la if I can finished all three also.

I hope you too have a list to read.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My Condolence

This week is certainly a sad week. I learned about 5 passing news of loved ones - of an ex colleague, of a friend's ex colleague, of a friend's masseur (well... nenek tukang urut actually) and of two  friends' loved ones. My deepest condolence to them. It's certainly a great loss and nobody nor nothing can replace the emptiness. However, I'm praying that they stay strong in this trying period. Semoga roh mereka dicucuri Rahmat Allah swt and roh mereka ditempatkan bersama orang-orang yang beriman. Al Fatihah....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Books and I - v2006, 2007, 2008

Since 2006, I had somewhat a book pact where I make myself read books with a specific quota for the particular year. Below are my notes from 2006 right up to 2008 which I took from someplace else. If you ever get confused, just go with the flow. The reason I am putting an outdated note up here is for my record just so they intend to close down the someplace else where I had this note before, I still have my notes. Also as reference for my future 'Books and I' article. I am yet to come up with a version 2009 book pact which I intend to do though although it has already middle of March. 

Dec 2006
Buku dan diriku bukanlah sesuatu yang baru. Ehwah…. I like books especially story books la kan semestinya. Self improvement books I do have but I don’t read. How like that la?? I buy self improvement books even tho I don’t read them simply because of the guilty feeling deep down for spending so much on fiction… macam nak belen la konon. Heh heh so far cuma ada kurang dari 10 self improvement books yang tak habis dibaca. Dari nak belen jadi membazir la plak...Lain pulak dengan fictions. Bila dah mula chapter 1, dah jadi macam penagih.… tak sabar2 nak finish up the whole book. Tu yang jadi terbengkalai semua kerja2 penting like household chores and things like that. I could spend the whole morning after I wake up, say around 7 am up till 12 noon just reading. Tak pun stay up the whole night just to finish the book especially bila there’s about 2, 3 chapters more to go to finish. Arggghhh… the problem is I have tonnes of household chores that I must do.. yet I continue reading and reading and reading until some sense hit me and I wud say ‘okay, let me finish this important chapter first and I’ll attend to other important things right after’. And when I do come to the end of the chapter, I have to peek at what’s there in the next chapter. They are soooo unputdownable, a page turning unstoppable stuff. Sekali sudah mola, berapa susah mao berhenti daaaa….!!! 
Amongst the authors yang memberikan aku simptem2 ni ialah Jane Green's, Cecelia Ahern's, John Grisham's, Jeffrey Deaver's, Sophie Kinsella's.One lesson learnt – whatever you do, PRIORITISE!! Yeah rite… between house chores and books (plus all other things that I love for that matter).. house chores always come second or last, rite?? Errr At least in my case…..
Tahun ni Sha dan aku buat pact… or rather new year resolution, one of the many new year resolutions I must say (not that I have many or any)… that each month, we must finish reading at least one book. By end 2006, we must have at least 12 books and I am proud to announce to you all that as at to date, m on my 11thbook, The Brethren by John Grisham. Walaupun sebenarnya Sha dah mengalahkan aku dengan menghabiskan sebanyak 15 buah buku (ke lebih lagi dari tu, sha?? ) masa Oktober tu ari lagi. Pape pon.. that’s quite an achievement for me considering that I’ve never managed to finish more than 3 books in a year. 
Next year pun rasanya macam nak buat resolution yang sama…. nak Sha? or mrsag & jamie, nk buat joint new year reso ngan kitorg? or sesiapa la... jom kita baca sebuah buku setiap bulan. Nak jatuhkan sikit statistic yang mengatakan Malaysians ni jarang membaca… ke statistik/study tu sebenarnya fokus pada self improvement books and not fictions?
I better go now, nak habiskan The Brethren.. about 100 odd pages to go. Kalo tidak, tak cukup pulak quota aku nk break record tahun ni.btw sha, aku tak boleh habiskan The Imperial Woman la.... dah dekat sebulan lebih dah ni. Nak2 I have If You Could See Me Now waiting right after I finish The Brethren. but I'll try... hehehe dah 10x aku cakap I try ni......
Jan 2007
Dengan ini secara rasminya m announcing to the whole world wide web bahawa aku telah dapat mencapai quota 12 buah buku dalam tempoh masa 12 bulan. Yeeehaaaaaa!!! Celebrate celebrate celebrate!!!!This year, insha Allah aku akan buat perkara yang sama jugak. It will still be fiction nonetheless…Nak cuba baca non fiction tu cam susah le pulak… sbbnya kalo nak baca tu semua kena datang angin baru leh habis. 
Dulu beli “How To Stay Fit” kat warehouse sale.. ni kes dah tk ada apa nk beli tp nk beli jugak le.. plus sebelum tu ada kawan dok rekemen beli buku ni kalo nk diet, nk exercise seme. Dapat le habis 2 chapters…. Pastu sampai sekarang buku tu berabuk kat shelf. Kalo bukak pun sebab nak tengok gambar je. Tu pasal le sampai la nih diet program manjang kantoi jeks.Pastu, Jamie plak rekemen baca Stephen R Covey nye buku… 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People… since masa kat bookshop tu ternampak ‘7 Habits Of Highly Effective Families’, aku beli le tu instead of the one recommended by Jamie. Banyak gak muka surat yang aku baca…ada la dalam 100 gitu. Sampai sekarang memang cantik lagi buku tu… pastu bila abang ipar aku beli ‘The 8th Habit’ rasa cam nk baca jugak… hehehe tapi mana boleh baca bila the other 7 habits aku tk khatam lagi kan.At another book sale pulak, beli buku ‘The Breasts” by Dr Miriam Stoppard. Hey, this is not the disgusting book you might think it is… it’s about the most important part of the body, the breasts. I also have “Women’s Health”, can’t remember the author. Like the rest, buku2 ni pun tk habis baca.. setakat tengok gambar je. hehehe
Buku yang betul2 habis aku baca dan ulang dan ulang dan ulang dan buat reference ialah ‘Conception, Pregnancy & Birth’ by Dr Miriam Stoppard. Ha.. yang tu dah naik lunyai. You can really tell when you see the book and my brood =>. Lagi satu Dr Penelope Leach “Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five”.And also “How to talk so your kids can learn” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Despite having ‘khatamed’ this book, my kids still don’t learn. Aiyah… headache!!!
Other reading materials that I really can spend time reading are newspapers and magazines, not all magazines… just House Beautiful je, so far.. well ada la 2, 3 other home deco mags. Hehehe tu pun pasal dah kemaruk nak cari idea nak menyemakkan rumah, kalo tak.. hampehhh!!!
Come to think of it kan.. not bad jugak kalau dapat baca buku2 yang macam ni kan.. boleh menambahkan ilmu pengetahuan gitu. Nanti la.. perhaps I can try 1 or 2 self improvement book this year. As recommended by sha, I think I would want to buy Zig Ziglar “Secrets of Closing the Sale”… that is if I really want to start selling la. Hehehe yeah rite, yang ada pun tk terabis baca....
Last but not least, to my dear zanaz70, hehe sorry la tk include nama ang lam aku nye list jemputan. Dengan ini secara rasminya aku mengajak ang join impian untuk menghabiskan sebuah buku setiap bulan. Buku apa pon tk kisah…! sha dah divert her attention to financial magazines this year instead of books.. way to go gal, selamat seselamat selamatnya. mrsag pon dah setuju nak join sekali walaupun dia kata dia tak rajin membaca, yet to loan her my “If you could see me now”. Jamie tk sure whether or not she’s in but she’s so excited when I told her I’d give her a copy of Jeffrey Deaver’s book (hehe sorry dear, yet to put that in the mail…. Will do so soonest possible!) And ms tyra, if u r reading this.. i suppose u too can join the group. but perhaps your mama would want you to read those non fiction books la like Ulangkaji Sains for UPSR, Tips peperiksaan UPSR bla bla bla. heheheh and also to my other fellow student, Suzana O... mengadap assignment le gamaknya bahagian ko which also falls under the reading category too.. 
To kick off this new year reso, I will start with Imperial Woman by Pearl S Buck. Hmmmm dunno whether can finish or not. Apa2 pon… come June, I let u all know my progress.
Till the next time - Me - eagerly waiting for Jane Green’s new book scheduled to be released in July 2007. JULYYYY?????????? Lamanyaaaaaa. The other day saw Cecelia Ahern’s book on MPH shelf under the ‘recommended buy for Christmas 2006’ section but it was so pricey I had to reluctantly put it back on the shelf, but I got “If You Could See Me Now” instead. Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep A Secret was on 20% discount for MPH members only.. too bad, apparently m not a member. It was on 15% discount at Popular tho which I am a member but unfortunately it was not attractive enuf, I already read that one.. this time I want to own it therefore I need further markdown. Rosie Dunne was on 30% discount at MPH online purchase…. I actually have my own personal reservation about online dealings plus had also read that one but yet to own one. Saw Jeffery Deaver’s book that I haven’t read and John Grisham’s The Partner at Payless the other day… had to let that go as well as I had spent way, wayyyy beyond my budget. So there goes good bargains. I shall then wait for next round of bargains galore… or maybe I should just rent them instead of buy. What is it with me that I really have to buy these books rather than just borrow or rent them? The answer is – COLLECTION. Again, till the next time.
June 2007
Hallo everyone, esp to those who weally weally weally miss me. hik3 A short update as promised earlier. I have read 10 books to date. I consider that an achievement... sbb janjinya kan a book a month kan. so i sorta like over the required quota aldy.. m actually looking forward to 3 or 4 more books especially from jamie (she has got about 3 books that i can borrow but i just cant find time to get 'em). at the same time, m also looking forward to my trip to pay less books outlet cos here, like andy in advises, u can get cheap books. Cheap not cheap la.. like best selling authors u can get less than 20 bucks per book. NB: to those who r clueless about this andy guy, if u listen to hotlink ad in u surely know andy. 
One more thing, went to amcorp mall recently and noticed another new bookshop that sells cheap books. If pay less is selling old/used books, this bookshop is selling new books at attractive prices (aka cheap jugak la compared to mph n popular or any other bookstores for that matter). Feel like asking one of the peeps there. Well, sceptical mind like mine always think negatively - cheap new released books cud mean confiscated or illegal or smuggled stuff. ha ha ha ha sorry guys. Like this one salesperson told me la the other day at her LCD tv sales - bila kita jual murah, orang ingat barang rosak. bila kita jual mahal, orang komplen - Yepp!! That's rite, tis not easy to meet people's expectation or satisfaction. 
Ok back to books again, amongst the authors i read were jefferey deaver, jane green, john grisham, cecelia ahern, catherine coulter, janet evanovich and steve martin. M sorta taking a break on books rite now (dh lebih dr quota la maklum) toconcentrate on other things like:  baking, newly acquired hobby (like real). ha ha ha ha 
Btw, how did my other counterparts do in our book marathon? Jamie, i think she's done quite a number considering her weekly visits to kinokuniya at klcc. Mrsag? Zana70? suzana o? Sha.. the last time we talk about books, she blamed me for diverting her attention from financial mags to fiction, cant resist eh? sorry dear, the only financial stuff i care about is where my money goes je. heheheTalk to u later k. Gotta go.
Jan 2008
We are on books again (and i hope this is not the only subject i talk about hehe).January 2008 has already ended. How fast, eh? Seems like yesterday we watched the big fireworks at Dataran Merdeka.
Just for the record, last year I managed reading only 10 books, short of 2.. a decrease from the year before. (wah!! macam economic report plak!).This year, unfortunately due to the volume of tasks and chores entrusted under my 'ministry', (ceh!! like real but it IS for real, babe!), I don't think I can manage a book a month anymore. Am currently reading Mitch Albom 'Tuesdays with Morrie' which I started on the first day of January . It's a book you could finish overnight yet am somewhere in the middle of it and February is almost at its end.
I don't want to give up reading completely however, therefore I have decided that I do light readings, confined to articles maybe. Since storytime would be the best time spent with the two little people in my house, probably I do a lot of storytelling with them.
Nevertheless, when I manage to get My Girl's Best Friend and Shopaholic and Baby from sha, I hope I can be right on track again for this book-a-month thingy. When that happens, it's either I get all the chores done on time or I get to the chores when I'm done with the books. There's gonna be a lot of child-neglecting moments is all I can say. heh heh
Dec 2008
Not much to brag about when comes to reading this year though.. heh heh. To date, I managed only 3 books and am currently reading 1. The good thing is, I am still reading. Hope you have fun reading too.That's just it!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

An Introduction

Hello there! We may have known one another for some time. You may think you know me but you may not know me well enough or maybe you have already known me too well. Please let me tell you all about myself, what do I do… of late!

I am a mother of 3 girls and 2 boys. A stay at home mom since February 2007. Once upon a time I spent my day time in an office.

I am a financial controller. I get to manage (not spend) the monthly earnings and expenditure, in other words someone you can attack when there happens to be a shortage in the funding before the month ends.

I am a cook – quite a good one I must say. Hah! And also a baker. A waitress. Very much a maid.

I am a laundrette. An ‘iron’ lady – you know, iron as in ironing clothes. A cleaner. A gardener. A landscape architect – although my landscape design sucks. A garbage collector.

I am a driver. A blur teacher – I am so out of touch with the present syllabus the children learn at school, nonetheless I still teach. A hairdresser.

I am a punching bag – when they are not satisfied over things, when their days turn bad, they punch me left right front and back. And I’m a hitman (hitman/hitwoman) at the same time – when they have a fight with one another and it gets out of control, I hit them. Okay? Also a judge or referee.

I am a doctor – I decide whether a cut need to be stitched or applied minyak gamat, a bump or a knock need to be attended to by a real doctor or by a coldpack, a fever or flu need to be checked at the clinic or just by some left over fever syrup from the last visit at the doctors. A nurse.

I am a public relation officer – any communication with banks, schools, institutions, families (even the person who rings the doorbell who sometimes happen to be the neighbourhood watch committee member or someone selling something) or any enquiries for that matter, I am the Liaison Officer. I am a spokesperson. And an intermediary. A despatch.

I am a lousy entertainer – no matter how boring I am, how inappropriate my jokes are, how out of tune my singing is, the littlest one enjoy my company.

I am a travel agent, a holiday planner, a tourist guide and also a map.

I am an answering machine. A coffee maker and a dishwasher as well.

On top of all these, I am a self reliant person – I do everything myself although I don’t have the strength; self entertained – when I’m down, I kinda entertain myself; self healed – when I’m hurt, I, well, self heal.

How do you do?

Sweet surprise!

It was like any other sunday yesterday. In fact it was an unproductive sunday in the beginning… (you are supposed to do nothing all day and the fact that I actually didn’t do anything at all yesterday neither marketing nor housekeeping, although my every sunday is no different from any other days of the week, made it soo unproductive sunday. Anyway). Yesterday’s sunday turned out to be a special sunday. Oh I like surprises! Sweet and nice surprises only..

The surprise: Sha came by to the house and delivered JCO DONUTS and she did just that, didnt even stay for tea. All 12 JCo donuts for ME!!! (err right Sha, for me but as a good person, I should share with the rest of the family, kan?) Everybody was so excited, and the donuts were dazzlingly delicious. Especially the tiramisu. Thank you Sha, thank you very much. She was the one who work hard but I get rewarded. This is what I’m trying to say about keeping friends hahahahahahah

Frankly, since being a fulltime domestic goddess, the only donuts I get to try or eat are just my home-prepared donuts. Occasionally, I get to taste Big Apple donuts at brother in law’s house (tu pun serdak donut… we have a bunch of donut worshipper in the family - when a box of 12 is put on the table, they disappear in 15 secs). Other donuts I tasted were 3 bijik singgit donuts and also Dunkin Donuts - stopped buying Dunkin long time ago, tak berbaloi dengan harga and the 3 bijik singgit donuts also not too appetizing - terlampau ringan, macam makan angin je). That’s why I make effort to make my own donuts whenever the kids crave for some. 25 bijik they can wallop in just 1 hour. Save cost also maa!!

Nonetheless, the JCo Donuts courtesy of Sha are the very best donuts (after my own air tangan donuts of course - evah) mainly because they came as a surprise, particularly they were from Sha. I am very lucky to be surrounded by good and lucky friends.