Thursday, February 10, 2011

Don't stress

"Don't stress if you can't get everything done that you had planned each day. The baby won't know if the housework isn't done!"

"It's okay to tell co-workers that you're not interested in their advice. Every pregnancy is different."

"Remember, every problem has a solution, and confiding in someone who's close to you or who you think can offer help or support is a step forward. Don't be afraid to talk to your partner, OB, or midwife."

"Don't stress about how you look. You're performing a miracle — growing a person inside of you — and that's a fantastic accomplishment."

"If you trust your OB, let her do her job and follow her recommendations; if you don't, find a new doctor who you do trust. You should never be afraid to call your provider with big and small problems."

"Don't stress about tough times with your partner. A baby tests any couple's relationship."

"Don't stress about things like food or weight. Just be sensible. There's no need to give yourself an anxiety attack over the pint of ice cream you just finished. Take it as your special reward for everything you've accomplished so far in your pregnancy, and move on."

"If you're doing everything in your power to make healthy choices, don't worry so much. Women have been having babies since well before we knew what to do and what not to do."

"Mothers-in-law don't know everything!"

"Don't stress too much about things in the environment you think might harm your baby, like standing too close to the microwave or pumping gas. Remember, the vast majority of babies are born healthy."

"Don't worry about labor. It is what it is. Just educate yourself on your options, and be ready to make informed decisions. Beyond that, just take a deep breath and go for it. It's not as bad as you think it'll be."

"Don't stress about how the baby is fending in the womb. It's a roll cage, but your baby is probably comfortable in there."

"Every little twinge doesn't mean something is wrong."

"No matter what decisions you make, someone will always disagree. Try not to let the negative comments upset you, and if you're really worried about something, talk with your doctor or a nonjudgmental friend."

"There's no such thing as a stupid question, especially for first-time mothers. Being pregnant and birthing a child are unique experiences, and a woman will never know what it's all about until she's actually done it herself."

"It's okay if you don't have everything ready for your baby. Newborns don't need a whole lot in the beginning."

"When I accepted heartburn, back pain, lack of sleep, and moodiness as a normal part of pregnancy, they didn't seem to bother me as much anymore."

"If you're worried about being a good mom, you probably have nothing to worry about. My husband keeps telling me that bad mothers don't worry about whether or not they'll be good moms."

"I had never really been around children, and I made mistakes, but as long as you love your baby and are careful with the important stuff, you can't harm him or her with small mistakes. You'll soon get comfortable with the routine."

"Don't stress too much over all the "rules" pregnant women now have. A bath warmer than lukewarm won't lead to disaster. If you accidentally eat a soft cheese you're not sure is safe, there's no use worrying after the fact. Our mothers had fewer restrictions than we do, and we turned out fine."

~Taken from

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ikan Cencaru Sumbat Belakang

Haritu hubby out of the blue said that dia teringin nak makan ikan cencaru sumbat belakang. My mom make the best cencaru sumbat I've ever tasted! But I didnt ask her for the recipe of the sambal, instead, I google it. so dapat la recipe kat bawah ni.

  • 1 cawan kelapa parut
  • 2 sudu besar cili boh
  • 1 sudu besar udang kering
  • 3 ekor ikan cencaru (dibelah belakang)
  • 3 ulas bwg putih
  • 4 ulas bwg merah
  • 1 sudu besar gula
  • 1 batang serai

Cara penyediaan:
  1. Ikan cencaru dibelah belakang. Basuh dan ketepikan.
  2. Tumbuk bwg putih, serai, udang kering dan bwg merah.
  3. Panaskan minyak. Tumis bahan2 yg ditumbuk.
  4. Masukkan cili boh, gula dan sedikit garam.
  5. Masukkan kelapa parut dan letak secubit serbuk kunyit.Gaulkan hingga sebati dan tutup api.
  6. Ikan cencaru digaulkan dengan sedikit garam.Sumbatkan ikan dengan bahan2 yang dimasak tadi.
  7. Bakar ikan dalam Oven pada suhu 230 drjh celcius.
  8. Kalau nak digoreng pun boleh..pastikan goreng deep fry.

For some reason the sambal turns out to be not so nice. It was ok, but not to my liking! rupa2nya my mom tak guna kelapa pun. Probably I'll try her version in future.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Love means never having to say you are sorry

What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful. And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me. ~ Love Stroy, 1970

I was watching Oprah and she is discussing the movie that was adapted by the novel written by Erich Segal, called Love Story.

I was excited and shocked and cant help but to recall the book that I've read more then 10 years ago back in the university.

See, university life and library is very synonym. but not to me. I hated library. I only go there to find books for reference (just because my lecturer ask us too), or just to check out handsome guys (the seniors I mean.. hehe).

A few weeks before final exam, out of guilt and because all of my friend is going, I decided to go to library for a group study. But I loose focus and started to look for books. As you may know by now, I love to read and I am a sucker for love stories or movies. So this one particular book caught my eye. The title is simple, Love Story. Bang! I just take the book and decided to borrow it. The book is not that thick, so I manage to finished it in 2 days. And instantly I felt in love with the book.

The way it was written, it seems so real, as if you are watching the plot in real life. And the love between the main character is so pure and so simple and true. I got so emotionally involved and of course, I cried (really2 cry that I wet my pillow!) towards the end of the story. Yes, it is not a happy ending. It can be a happy ending, depends on how you interpret the ending.

One of the quote in the book that I love is "Love means never having to say you are sorry, ever". Well, it is true right? if you love someone, you are willing to forgive and move on (provided you dont repeat the same mistake la... tu nak kena pelempang namanye).

It is a very old book. In fact, the one that I found in the library dah nak terkoyak pun (I bet the book is sooked with tears of previous people who read it). I borrowed the book a few times. I even asked a best friend of mine to read it too. She love it and she came up with the idea for us to photocopy to book so that we get to read it over and over again in the future (I know, that is not allowed, I was naif back then, and dont have enough money to buy the book from book store :p). I've read the book more then 10 times.

The book is worth reading, trust me. I watched the movie, but not as good as they missed out some of the important details and plot. Yes, yes, I know, you cant cramp the whole book into a 2 hours movie. So go on and read the book. Tak payah tgk the movie pun. The book is good enough.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year 2011

PETRONAS CNY TVC 2011 (very touching, making me reflect back on my parents.. haih, will try to spend more time with them. All they want is company)

I woke up early this morning. Not extra early, but early as usual, to go to office. Turns out the road is empty. From Kota Damansara to KLCC took me only 15minutes! (it was a leasure drive mind you)

Kat office pun takde orang. Kosong je (a rare sight for KLCC)

Tomorrow is CNY. I bet most of the people is on leave for the whole week, taking advantage of the CNY break.

I'm not feeling well today. A very bad flu, sore throat and slight fever. Im planning to take half of the day off (boleh ye boss :D). I'll settle most of the work first.

Anyways, I would like to take the opportunity to wish all of you out there a Happy Chinese New Year and happy holiday :)
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