My 3 days off. Aneka aktiviti dalam cuti.

Since Mr Husband and his family is away for umrah – the sole responsibility of caring for the kids rest on my shoulders. With a bit of auxiliary help from other members of the family. I was prepared and in fact, have put aside a considerable number of days for me to take leave for this matter. However, due to work constraints.. only 3 days were approved.

My main reason for taking leave was so that I could pick up my firstborn Ee from school on time and usher him to his school activities promptly. I’d feel worried if he had to stay within the school compound longer than he should. Otherwise, most of the hours I am pretty much a free bird as Baby Ninie is in daycare. I tried to negotiate my hours with my boss instead of taking leave , which in my opinion does not affect the clinics daily service – but I got a look and a sigh in return. so takpelah….Minci does not beg. Or take EL. I just feel that if you are in a position to help – please do so within your capacity. I saw a way to go around the problem but my solution was not accepted. Perhaps there are hidden things I have yet to know. My youngest brother thankfully will come over to help out next soon. Alhamdulilah walaupun lunch call hours rasa mcm dah burn.

Anyway – I reaped the benefits of my 3 day leave to the max. For myself – I got my hair done after having a Mak Limah balik kampung fashion for almost 2 years, watched a movie and shopped for new tudungs. I wished to get a full body massage but the parlours I surveyed opened quite late and I would have to rush to pick up my son. So, maybe next time – an afternoon session on days Ee does not have religious school.

My Hair Do

I chose a salon nearby called Heritage Hair Salon for my hair treatment using an Indonesian product range called MAKARIZO (green tea & butter). Having experienced quite a few other salons in Kuching and Selangor – this place would fall under the budget category with perhaps a rating of 5 stars out of 10. The hospitality (meaning the chatters and advice) is wonderful but there are a few aspects which could be nicer, I think.

I go to the salon for various reasons. Apart from the obvious of getting your hair managed, I choose to go to a shop to have my hair shampooed is because I want to enjoy the head and shoulder massage and read the many magazines they have! The ones that you wouldn’t really want to buy for yourself but love to read all the same. Heritage lacked that factor a bit.

My best head and shoulder massage was from a salon in Kuching. Can’t remember its name because I went there during my zaman jahiliah times.. but it was at The Spring. I had my hair cut into a pixie, bleached and got the best massage ever from a chinese, male hairstylist. I was treated like a princess, OK. Aduh.. pastinya pengalaman itu tidak akan berulang. Astarghfirullah. 😛 I think I went to Bali after that with my girlfriends.


This is one of the reasons why I never take Mr Husbands, or any other peoples reviews seriously. He said it was a boring movie. Ee and I on the other hand, enjoyed it a lot. I love how Wakanda’s women are so empowered and that sibling relationship goals are so cute.


I went for the early bird showtime at Melaka Mall. I swear the workers there was amused that someone would actually watch a 10AM movie but that’s because they don’t have the vision of their bosses. These hours are meant for mothers like myself who steals time for a movie before they go about picking up their kids from school. I was literally standing in line for the counter to open. LOL. of course I took the time to explain to the popcorn girl that I need to fetch my kids. Just so when they talk about me during their break, this girl would enlighten them of my duties. Nanti korang jadi mak.. korang taulah ye.. nak cukur bulu kaki pun tk sempat kekadang. 

Other than my #selfreward activities, I also did the house chores and attempted to do some meal prep to lessen my cooking times. Hopefully it helps. LOL.


I managed to also bring Ee to The Shores Oceanerium but that is another blogpost. It was a 3 day holiday well spent. I will remember to put aside some time for myself again in the future. Maybe with my girlfriends next time, InsyaAllah.


I am #teamironman

Meet the unlikely new member of #TeamIronMan – taking Black Widows place… A petite superhero which emerged from the sea. No, she is not a mermaid who grew legs. She was a seaweed turned human – Minci. Urgh.. so unpopular. Sgt tak glamer..  kah kah kah.

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My feed has a lot of #TeamCaptain going on. I thought I’d be one of them but I find myself drawn to Stark’s fight and motivation compared to Rogers.

I see Ironman – a human being blessed with a genius brain struggling to make his relationship work with Pepper to be in balance with his toxic self. Juggling his inner demon of just wanting to be reckless and ‘don’t care’ to being a more concerned person. I like how he now starts to think about other people than himself. I admire how he has to make difficult decisions which can be unpopular with the major crowd and his friends. Above all – his willingness to brush aside his ego at the moment when he learnt that he was wrong as he accused Bucky for the explosions in Nigeria.

In short, he was ready to fight for the better good and a better future deemed fit and relevant to the current situation. He analysed the situation, thought it through … probably scribbling a SWOT analysis in his head and made a calculated decision. Who ever said Ironman doesn’t know the meaning of long lasting friendship? For he too – cares for Rhodes just as much as Captain to Bucky.

Without his suit – Ironman may be hopeless as opposed to Captain who still has his superhuman strength. But he still has that asset called a brain which could build back what it was for him before-  even better.

YES, Captain would be a wonderful best friend to have because of his loyalty and ability to seal away horrible secrets but in this war – I still choose Ironman.

I also love one thing Vision said to the team as they were deciding on whether to sign the accord or otherwise,

Our very strength incites challenge

It somehow reminds me of my Jonah-ness when I’m oncall. And I like to think that the bad cases are coming through my door because I can handle it. To a certain extent.

Now back to my superpower – I am still thinking what wonderful power I could have and benefit the team. My son wants to be HULK.


this review has spoilers …

Any movie that leaves the audience in laughter or in tears will be remembered. MUNAFIK is a local movie in Malay language which is promoted as a horror, scary movie. The kind that’ll make you jump out of your skin or pee in your pants and make your popcorn fly in fright while you try to keep looking at the screen through gaps in between your fingers. I ended up watching it drowning with tears not out of fear but out of empathy and sadness.

It tells of a man, ADAM who is battling with the loss of his wife in a car accident. In his local community, he is akin to a healer with Islamic healing abilities. Despite still grief-stricken 3 months after his wife’s death – he had to return to his daily job and help the villagers in need. And be a strong father to his son who keeps missing his mother. Together with his best friend – almost like the Supernatural brothers – they’d be ghost busting demons and jins by reciting words from the Holy Quran. Things became to get haywire as he tried to heal Maria, the daughter of a prominent figure in the village. Maria was possessed by a spirit of unknown origin and it was up to them to find out and exorcise it.

However, just like any normal human being – the highly respected ADAM is also subjected to flaws in character. The most prominent in him being ANGER. He was angry and unforgiving towards the person who killed his wife in the hit and run accident (killer was revealed towards the end of the story), he was angry to his son, father and caring members of the community. He was angry that his wife was taken away by ALLAH.

And this ANGER was manifested in such a way that I find easy to relate. The things he did and think about was like what I think I’d probably do as well in moments of insanity. I’m not quite sure about digging up the grave but shouting at your loved ones.. handing out threats of hitting or spanking your one and only son ? .. well… I guess it can happen if we fail to take control of that surge in power.

I need to mention that the possessing demon sounded so real – I could have nightmares for a month.

But the ending.. was heartbreaking. The hit and run driver was identified as Maria (of course)  – the MUNAFIK being Maria’s father who sealed a deal with the devil to terrorize the village and kill off the holy men, in return for wealth, power and a young wife. But what hurt me most was knowing that ADAM’s son was also killed in the accident and all the flashbacks he had afterwards were just figments of his imagination. It was so sad. DAMN SAD.

I think my friends need to watch it – but I’d sell them as a horror movie. Because once I mention SAD, they’d be like .. ‘kenapa cerita seram boleh sedih? ada twist ke?”

The part when Han Yoon Chan declares to Jang Hana

Hana asked Yoon Chan,

” You still worry about me knowing that I love him? “

and he said..

” I told you to lean on me when you’re scared or things got tough. Even if you love someone else, my feelings won’t change. I’ll always protect you.

I’ve known you and him for a while now. I wish I was your love. But I acknowledge that I’m not the one who makes your heart beat faster.

You won’t give up on love or work. I know you won’t. You’ll keep going forward. You’ll be in pain and you might feel lost. When things get tough, don’t forget that I’m always here for you. You’ll be in pain because of your love for him. You’ll realize one day love that hurts can never last. Come to me when you realize that. I’ll be waiting.

There are many kinds of love. My way of loving you is to be there for you.. no matter what”


*then the chorus of this song explodes in the background*


My current KDrama Obsession : Good Daughter, Hana

Good Daughter Hana is currently on show at Astro Ch 393. Truth be told, Han Yoon Chan (Lee Tae-Gon) appears more attractive than …. the other guy. Maybe it’s because I’ve grown ‘old’ thus the choice seems more ‘classic’.

Yoon Chan despite being cold, displays an abundance of warmth and affection when it comes to the woman he loves. His words were mature, his stares were full of amour. I couldn’t help letting out a shrieking “oh my god’ plus aksi guling2 gelak sorang2 although I was watching  a particular romantic scene alone. The type of omg  girls would scream to each other when they watch a tak larat scene in a chick flick.

“Hold my hand
I’ll give you three tickets
You can’t see them, but pretend you got them
When you’re having a hard time, when you’re scared and when you need someone, call me
I won’t ask anything and will do what I can do for you”

These words were uttered by Yoon Chan to Eun- Seong/Hana (Park Han-byeol) when Hana was in a turmoil in deciding whether to reveal or conceal herself as a woman as opposed to being a man. Sadly, Hana perceived this statement as a form of brother-ly love. Haih.. if only she knew that Yoon Chan has already known her for who she really was and how he really feels.

The total episode for this drama is 112. I haven’t even reached episode 50 on Astro. So I watched the finale online and am happy with the ending. Utter happiness. I can now continue watching this drama knowing that the finale is not disappointing. He he.