Thursday, 12 December 2013

Anugerah Buku Negara 2013

I am so very extremely proud to announce that Ikhwan's 1st Novel Hang Nadim 1525 won the Anugerah Buku 2013 for the category Anugerah Industri Buku Novel (Sejarah) Terbaik 2013 where the award was held on the 11/12/13 at PWTC.

Finally his work is recognized by the public. The best part is, these awards are judged by professional panels aka Panel Penilaian Profesional Negara. 

His FIRST book and he already received an award for it. I'm sure those who have read it can't wait for his second book. Chillex.... He is currently working on it. Even I am super excited for his next book. For those who have not read it, please go grab a copy. You can purchase via his website at http://nilarentaka.blogspot.com/ or even our Fb page https://www.facebook.com/pages/1525-Hang-Nadim/302913566447448?ref=hl. His books are also available at all MPH bookstores , Kinokuniya , and Times Bookstores throughout Malaysia.

During the event, I controlled myself from crying. But you know what made me even wanna cry more? The proud parents at the audience with their cam corder waiting patiently for his name to be announced. I felt a lil pang at how proud he has made them after all these years of struggling to prove to them that his dream is not just a dream but a career which will make him someone someday. And today, he has become and proved to them. That dreams do come true.

Oooh.... I also forgot to tell ya' all. A FAN came up to him and asked if they could take a picture together. He told Ikhwan that he is a fan and loved the book. Thank you dear fan!!! hehehe

So to those out there, dare to dream. I watched my husband do it. And I believe that NOTHING is impossible. But you must have the patience and determination plus support from people around you. 

So guys, I am proud to announce to you that my Husband, my bestfriend and my true love, Ikhwan Sha has won the award for  Anugerah Industri Buku Novel (Sejarah) Terbaik 2013 on his Hang Nadim 1525. Thank you for all the support and wonderful feedbacks on his book. Appreciate them much. 

Please enjoy the special moment that I managed to capture during the event. Thank you





Ikhwan Sha & Pn Azzlyn, Operations Director from Anggun Publishing


His proud mom & dad

His proud PA, Manager and WIFE



His Fan (didnt manage to capture a proper pic. He was too fast)






Sunday, 1 December 2013

R.I.P Paul Walker

It's one of those Sundays when you wake up receiving a text from your sister which reads " Tas...Paul Walker is dead. Died in car crash". All I did was replied "LIAR!!" and obviously she got annoyed and told me to google it. 

I was devastated to find out that it was TRUE. My one true high school crush till now has actually left us. He died in a car crash while test driving his newly purchased Porsche. His friend was driving it while he was the passenger. Somehow lost control and hit the lamp pole.  

I remember I first laid eyes on him in the movie PleasentVille starring Reese Witherspoon and of course Paul Walker. He was so young and fresh. Then he appeared in She's All That, playing the mean un-popular guy. 

It all began from there. Where I was drawn into his deep sea blue eyes. Such mesmerising moment. "sigh"

Was just looking forward to Fast & Furious 7 , with him, and Jason Statham. May you Rest In Peace Paul William Walker IV




Sunday, 20 October 2013

$$$ kA-cHING

After having a cheeky Persian kitty, almost everything is slowly being destroyed by her. The biggest item is our sofa. Oh dear god!! she uses her nails to climb on the sofa and scratches em leaving marks on them. At first it was small. Then they got slightly bigger. So me being me, sew the spots of destroyed section with cloths and that created ugly patches on our sofa. Mom laughed when she saw it. 

          
 
Our Baby "Duke"

Anyway, I was glad the patches were covered up. Then she scratched more. And do bear in mind, we are talking about leather sofa. She created new art work on my sofa and I covered them up with my artistic sewing. 




See how ugly the sofa is??
She got even cheekier. And added more of her signature marks, till I cant catch up with her cause she has destroyed 80% of the sofa and hubby says the sofa is covered with my ugly patched cover up work. Hence, I know he was hinting me "TIME TO GET A NEW SOFA!" And we just did.

Went to survey sofa's today and my my.....how expensive do these items cost? Best part was, my younger bro Murshid tagged along. No 1 reminder to self. If EVER wanna go out and buy stuff, NEVER bring him along. He is the BIGGEST persuader if that is even a word I have ever met! He ALWAYS manages to con Mom into buying expensive stuff as how he would explain what the benefits and how these items can change our lives and best part is when she agrees, he will add this same exact sentence "But mom if you add another RM $$$$, you get a better quality....lasts longer....feels better......"And she falls for it.... trust me, you HAVE to watch how he makes his sales pitch. Not like he earns any commissions from the shops. pffft.. Excellent! And bare in mind the part where he asks mom to top up a bit more for a better quality etc, can be used 3 times in one sentence/ item where she always ends up buying stuff more expensive than her budget.

With a clear budget set in mind, he managed to wash Ikhwan's mind into buying a sofa 7k more than our budget. He managed to get Ikhwan into the idea and they both had to work it onto me. I stood firmly on my budget and said NO.....NO.....NO.... it's freaking 7k more than our budget. What the hell???? For a freaking sofa??? 

LIKE A BOSS! 

Finally my cousin Faiz who was also with us gave the biggest statement that made them shut up and walk away. "With the price of that sofa, we can put a down-payment on a Polo Car" And then....click!! It hit em back to reality! And we walked away! Thank god for FAIZ!! Love you!!!

Headed to Home Depo where my elder sister bought her sofa and we found our WINNER.... Something as nice.....and best part is 1k cheaper than our budget! What else??? "wrap em' up!" From 4 pm.....till 10pm! All were wasted in the shop where Murshid was "explaining" how the additional 7k could bring more comfort to our asses in our house! 

THE WINNER

We are so excited with our new sofa. Delivery in 21 days time! Yeay..... And this time, the cat is NOT allowed anywhere near the sofa. Or else...... So help me god! Any tips on how we can train Duke not to climb on the sofa? Thank you! 


Saturday, 12 October 2013

Breaking Bad

Since my husband has been and still is busy with his new project etc, I have found myself a NEW addiction. Am constantly hooked to the TV with a new super exciting series Breaking Bad. 


Anyone familiar with it? OMG.... It's so freaking interesting. A new "drug" addiction after completing the series Weeds. I have no idea why I am so addicted to drug related series. Guess their lives are THAT exciting. And NO I am not hooked to any what-so-ever drugs.

Well, for those who are unaware of Breaking Bad, god you must be living in a nutshell , it's basically about this high school chemistry teacher who finds out he has lung cancer. Hence he needs fast money to support his family financially since he has to stop teaching temp as he is undergoing chemo treatment and stuff. Plus he also needs money to pay for these expensive therapy to help cure his cancer. 

So what other way then being a "cook" on Meth drug. He ain't a dealer nor a druggie. Him being a pro in chemistry, he ends up cooking THE BEST Meth in the market. To add spice to it, his brother in-law is a DEA who searches for this "famous" best Meth cook in town which is duh.... right under his nose. 

Shows us the scary lives of drug dealers. Not the good funny side type of series like Weeds. This is much more serious. Enough said! Go download em series and watch. I am currently at season 3 and it has like 5 seasons and it just keeps getting darn interesting.

Being a science freak is cool after all. In the series, he comes up with remarkable scientific ways to solve problems that would make us speechless at how we should have so concentrated chemistry classes during high-school.






Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Career vs Family

Was just on the phone with a friend of mine and she was complaining how her husband works late at night. Having meetings with ladies and men who are apparently married till 1am .

I feel so sad for her when she tells them to me. Yes. You may work extra have late meetings just so you can achieve your goals and dreams. But please , who ever is reading this. There is a limit to everything we do in life. Especially when it comes to jeopardizing your family. 

Some may think " What's wrong with that? At least he is working to provide for his family?" Yes!! That is very true! But come on!!! Almost every night? Would you allow your WIFE to be out that late? When she has a husband waiting by the door for her presence?

I'm pretty sure NOT! And come on!! You expect my poor old friend to believe that the meetings are WITH married ladies?? Puhlease!!! No husband nor no wife would leave home at 8pm and return at 1am when the meetings are at local coffee shops. 

Can't these meetings be conducted at normal hours? Normal working hours? Okay fine! Everyone would be busy with their jobs. How bout meeting at 6pm then, and heading home by 8pm to have a warm home cooked meal by your wife. And greet your kids at the door?

Careers...Let is be the man or the lady .... the workaholic .... should not be put FIRST in their lives. Family should be first. You work so hard to earn but with whom then shall you spend all these fortune? Mistresses?? Prostitutes ?? One night stands ??? 

Your family that you love so hard and wanted to provide a luxurious life may just walk out the door and some day when you return home, they may not BE there to greet you! 

Make the right decisions in life and chase for the right dreams! Money can't buy love nor happiness. And yes!! Happiness and Love can't buy a damn thing! But having that someone, or a house filled with laughters are worth more than coming home to an empty huge house. With no one home!  

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Back in ACTION!!

OH dear !!! it has been such a long time since I logged into my blog. Life has been so hectic after marriage. Juggling with work, and cooking, cleaning and "us" time.

I forgot how much I missed blogging about new exciting things that I tried or stuff that happens. Well, let us take if back from where I have left of shall we?

Alot has happened to me. Good and not so good.  Well for starters , it is so true when people say one puts on weight after marriage. I know I have. I feel fat. I am fat! Best time for me to start blogging about how I am gonna shred the fats off ma ass! *wink*

Oooh I have picked up cooking. I would have to say, from day 1 of being married till now, what say 7 months since then, wow!! I have been married for 7 months? my cooking, chopping and being able to handle 3 pots on the stove at one time has proven how much I have improved. Plus, my husband is finally enjoying my cooking.

Have not baked in a long time ... Only during Hari Raya. Made 7 cookies. On my OWN!! Without any help. Every day for the last week before Raya. After work, cook us dinner than tidy up and start baking from 8 till 1am. 

Cleaning?? Aargh!! Cleaning up the house still needs improvement. I always vow after every clean up session to start cleaning every Saturday so the mess would be less but heck! Who am I kidding. Comes the Saturday I would be tired, sleepy or just plain lazy! And 2 Saturdays go by and back to cursing and swearing on how I hate cleaning up after such a big mess. 

My husband? He is doing FANTASTIC. Got a new job offer ya'all. For a new programme to be live tele-cast on TV in November. Will give you guys a taste of it once I get his full permission. Oh also don't forget to stay tune for the movie he wrote the script on SEJOLI. Also will update here once the movie is officially released etc. 

I can't stop babbling can I? There is too much to tell. Pregnant? Nope not yet. Hold ya horses. Will get there soon Insya Allah. 

Cheers!! Love, Tasneem Najeeb & Ikhwan Sha


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Tested Recipe's

Being a wife now, I have added a new page to my blog called Tested Recipe's. In this page you may find recipe's that have been tested by me and reviews etc on to keep em' or toss em'.

Lately I have been cooking everyday with new recipe's , experimenting them. Also I will include brands of food stuff that are good or even terrible.

Hope you guys would enjoy testing them out as much as I do. Wish me luck !!
Every one can cook when you have the perfect measurements. 


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Bbq & steamboat

OMG I am so going back on a diet. 
I had two functions today. My cousin's newborn' cukur jambul'  and now bbq & steamboat with Ikhwan's family at rawang

I am literally gonna explode. I feel like a blue whale now. I would rate this place 6/10 . Meat for bbq is good but the tomyam soup is too sweet for my taste and chicken soup a lil blend.
But overall I had fun and enjoyed the bbq marinated meat selection. It's a buffet style. Check them out for yourselves at rawang.




Thursday, 11 April 2013

Fat leg

So it has been 2 days since I checked with the doctor on my injured leg.
It was feeling much better till I came home from work and reslized my leg has swollen.  So huge. Scared the shit out of ikhwan and me.
Picture below may scare you. See my leg difference. Poor tazzy.


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Injury of the newlywed bride

How sad can it get. I am facing an injury on my right knee. Before you assume or imagine any 18sx thoughts, I have had this knee injury back in those scho days during my tennis obsession period.
The injury got so bad at one time till I had to go for leg therapy. It's not caused by any nonsense by me being married.
Anyway, the injury worsen on sunday up to an extend where I can't bend down or squad nor strech without screaming  and cursing. 
Ikhwan got worried and forced me to consult a doctor again. And so we did today. The doctor was so kind that he drew a human leg bone structure with all the joints and muscle to explain where and what the injury is.
According to him, the muscles above my knee snapped causing it tremendous pain. Nothing it torn nor is the injury surgery serious. However, if I do not relax my right leg now, it will be.
He gave me some ointment and bandaged me knee up. And guess who became my doctor just 5 minutes ago. Yuppps. My new husband. Well, hope I recover fast as I am not on MC since I just started work yesterday after a month of leave.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Samsung Grand

Yeay....I can do my blog updating via my new gadget. Ikhwan and me decided its time to upgrade our mobiles and this was the winner. Am very happy with our purchase. Never been this excited over a phone before. But only one prob. Our nose are stuck into the phone. New rule. No playing with phone when out together.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

I'm Back

Greetings! I'm back and married and living the dream. We finally installed Unifi today. But sadly, my marriage leave ends today. Will officially be working tomorrow. Have been so comfortable being on vacation since the 14th of March till today.

Pfft. Anyway, I have soooo like sooo many things I wanna blog about n update. Here is a sneak peak of what has been happening and of course on our wedding as well. 








Thursday, 7 March 2013

Prep-O

Couple of days left and just literally finished my Bunga Telur (pasang net) with the help of Dianah. Thank you!! 

Now next on my agenda :

Fri - Clean up my stuff and throw away ALL crap that I have no use for!!I intend to get emotional to my stupidest stuff which I will just end up transferring them to the boxes instead of trash. So note to self. THROW ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE NOT USED IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS *wek wek*

Sat - Do hantaran & Deco etc combine em and keep em nicely in the boys room since they wont be back till Wednesday
       - Dress fitting at 4pm

Sun - Pick up cleaners and bring to new home to let them scrub while I rest with a glass of lemonade. Mommy will do the ordering around
        - PRAY hard for my PERIOD to come fast!!

Mon - Work & room tidying. Last minute shit. I'm sure Friday it wont be settled

Tues - Call up dress shop & Tux for pick up. 
          - Make appointment for waxing and mani pedi
          - Come home and relaaaax

Wednesday - WORK HALF DAY!!
                       - Clean Dianah's room and pack remaining clothes into luggage and pack for our "wink wink"

Thurday - Wake up late. Relaaaax and wait for berinai lady to come by! 

Friday - BECOME his WIFE!



Ps: PLease get well soon tazzy wazzy


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Bridal Shower

Had my BRIDAL SHOWER with my family today. They took me to Hammam Spa @ Publika. A Moroccan spa. It was fabulous. I rate it 6 stars / 5 . Yup it was that good.

We went in a group, therefore it was RM 210 per head. We did the full body scrub, mask and 1 hour massage. The scrub was amazing. We could see all our dead dry skin and dirt. Eeew. For a moment I felt filthy.  

It started at 6pm and finished at 9pm. They greeted us so warmly and escorted us to our changing rooms. There, we were each given a disposable bra & panties to put on with a bath rob. However, I brought my own bikini piece and thank god I did. Their disposal bikini set is see through. 

Anyway, they escorted us to the "bathing area" which has 3 long marble "beds" where each of us laid. We each had our own "scrubber" . They scrubbed us, bathed us, washed our hair, dried us, wore our robe for us etc. Felt like a princess literally.

Then they served us hot tea and Baklava. So yummmy. After taking a short tea, we headed for massage of an hour. So relaxed. And now I feel all clean and sparkly. Thought of doing it as a monthly ritual to get my self clean.

Thank you Fara !! And Elena !! Love ya!!