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Cynthia Kersey has been writing about Unstoppable People for over a decade and found that living an unstoppable life always involves giving. People who give and are involved in a purpose that is greater than themselves are the happiest people and live the richest and most meaningful lives imaginable...

(Thank you Abang Zu for sharing this...)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Jules 1st actual Wedding Brownie!


Sooooorrrrrrryyyyyyyy for the long silence, but, yes, it has been hectic. Well, it started when my router went kaput after a really bad lightning storm; our WIFI went MIA and since I didn't know how to config it to LAN, I went mobile for a few days, and being on mobile, it's not easy to update blogs. Bad excuse, ya I know, but that's the real story. And after En Amir Emran remedied our WIFI situation, things just got really hectic, and so on and so on... :)

Anyway, I've been up to several very fun and exciting projects, but to break the silence, here's JulesFudgyliciousness latest creation... A special 3 recipe brownie with fondant for a wedding in white + apple green (photo by Nora Khatin). I'll post more photos soon, after darling husband returns from his company trip on Tuesday insyaAllah, coz whatever pictures I took, are in his camera, which is now with him in Bali... :)

Thank you Nora, for having faith in me; frankly speaking, I didn't know I could actually do this... :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Teacher's Day ~ 16 May 2010

This morning I wished my parents a very Happy Teacher's Day, coz even now, after having been retired for abt 15-20 years, to me, they are still 2 very cool teachers...coz they can teach stuff to my boys that I could never do, even if I went and got myself a degree in teaching or psychology!

And to all the fine teachers out there, Happy Teacher's Day! The truth is, I cannot begin to imagine how you do what you do...teach 20-40 children in 1 class, and get them to actually listen to you, and respect you... And most importantly, you are able to make them want to learn and appreciate as well as respect knowledge, it's simply amazing!

To my boys' teachers, thank you for all that you've done for my boys, seriously, thank you! xoxoxox... :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jules' Mommy's Day 2010...

...was a day filled with fun activities!

Starting with Kaeden's birthday party where my goons had a fab time, to Margie's baby shower, to Zara's birthday party, and in between all this, Mommy was making pitstops to send her JulesFudgyliciousness for birthdays and mother's day! So by the end of the day, all of us were pooped!

My best surprise for the day was this ultra fabulovely gift from my darling boys (all 4 boys)...the song in the background is the theme song of my goons' current favourite movie ~ Ultraman Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy! :)

But a day before, I received a pleasant surprise from Wiz Da Wiz...she had left a "kek buruk" on my tembok. "Buruk" for her standard, but simply fab for me... :)

Jules' Mother's Day Offerings, all nicely packed...

JulesFudgyTin for Sinar FM...

JulesTinTower ~ top to bottom - JulesAddictionCoffee, JulesTin with Fazer Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao, JulesFudgyTin

As it was an ultra hectic Sunday for everyone, I still owe some quality time with my Mama, and my 2 best gals... but they know how much they mean to me, I made sure to tell them, that's most important... :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! 9 May 2010

I know I'm gonna be very busy this Sunday, not just celebrating moms, but also celebrating kids' birthdays, baby showers, etc. So, I'll make my Mother's Day wish a little early... :)

To all the Moms out there, I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day! Like Oprah says, being a mom, especially a stay-at-home one, is the hardest job in the world! I agree with her not because I'm a stay-at-home-&-work-from-home-mom myself, but because at home, we can't pay the people to listen to us!

Consider this scenario : "Esfahan, Mommy is household director, and I'm offering you RM1,000.00/mth to manage all the upkeep&maintenance of our house, which includes doing the dishes, cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping&mopping every room, etc... Disobedience will mean immediate termination of service and automatic eviction from this house.".... Ha, ha, ya, right!

And believe me when I say that, the morning rush hour, the insane search for a parking space, the crazy rundown of the day's/week's appointments, the horrifying fights with vendors to meet deliver on time, the desperate screaming at staff/team members to meet deadlines, they're all far more "peaceful" stress than the frustrating struggle to get your goons to nap when you tell them to, or play in their play area instead of around your living room cum workstation, or to just STOP FIGHTING & STOP CRYING!!! Especially when you don't have a helper or a maid...

He, he...

Nevertheless, all Moms are heroes! Because, while they're planning their monthly accounts closing or presenting their cases in court, they're also thinking about their kids' exams and the extra classes they'll need, their kids' music lessons, their kids' routine checkup with the paedi, the grocery she needs to get, the washing machine that needs to be repaired, the laundry that's piling up, the cat that needs food and booster jab, their husbands who need their TLC...

Moms are also heroes, because at the point when she's dilated to almost 10cm, and then when the baby is almost crowning, the main thing she's praying for is not only that the baby makes it, but that she also makes it, so that she can take care of her baby, and her other children who still depend greatly on her for their wellbeing. She's also telling her husband that, if anything happens to her, he must swear that he'll take good care of the children, like she would, and that if he doesn't, she promises him that her ghost will come to haunt him for the rest of his life!

Moms are heroes, because when their kids are sick, moms would lose sleep, holding their babies in their arms and whispering to them words of encouragement and comfort, ensuring that Mommy will always be there to take care of them and that there's nothing to fear, because Mommy is here...

Moms are heroes, because when their kids come home with sad news that they didn't do well in their exams, or they didn't win a competition, Mommy is actually the one who would hurt the most, but then, she would quickly gather back her strength and pass it on to her kids, so that they will get back on the horse and take on the challenges of the world, bravely all over again!

Moms are heroes, because they would keep 2,3 jobs, just so that their kids get to go to the college of their dreams and achieve their ambitions.

Oh, I can go on and on and on, about all the fabulous moms of the world...

My Mama has been my hero for 40 years, my sister too has been my hero. I can only hope that I can be at least half as good a mom as they have been...

Being Mommy has been the greatest blessing for me, Alhamdulillah...

For the moms who are less blessed, those who have let fear overcome their love for their babies until they are driven to kill their own innocent little angels and left them to rot, only to be found too late by strangers, only God can show them the light, not to repeat the same mistake; and I can only hope that others in the same predicament will not make the same mistake. The mistake is yours, not the child's; and when things seem to be at their darkest point, I believe that God will always show us the light, if we ask Him...always. Then, always, insyaAllah, you will see and take the right path...

I know that I am not the best Mom in the universe, but I know that I am the best Mommy for my 3 wonderfully, impossibly, adorable goons... and I love them the most :)

I especially dedicate this song to my darling Mama, it's called "Tidurlah Intan". I love this song, I just so love this song. And this is the only version I can find right now to share with you. When I was a child she used to sing this to me all the time, to lull me to sleep. And when I had my 3 boys, she sang it to all of them too. Oh, by the way, you should know that Mama was a keroncong queen during her college days, and my father used to accompany her on the guitar in the band :). Anyway, I remember once, when I was in confinement after Esfahan, I was lying in bed with my ultra uncomfortable bengkong and my thick socks, she was helping me to put Esfahan down, and she sang this song...it was so lovely, especially because I could here the sincere love in her tone... Esfahan fell asleep soundly, and so did I! I hope you'll feel the love too :)

Tidurlah intan, tidurlah tambatan jiwa
Hari sudah larut pejamkanlah mata
Tidurlah intan, tidurlah pualam bunda
Jangan bermain juga bergurau tertawa.
Ibu t’lah penat asyik bernyanyi nyanyi
Menidurkanmu anakku jauhari
Tidurlah intan, tidurlah kekasih hati
Esok hari kita bergurau kembali.

Once again, and not just to mothers, but also aunts, grandmas, grandaunts, Happy Mother's Day! Those who do not have their Mamas to celebrate with, don't be sad, go get your next best mom, ie your mom-in-law, grandma, aunt, sister, friend, and celebrate with them! We have so much love in all of us, so share...Wherever our moms may be, we know that she'll always be deep within our hearts, with us all the time... :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


...Yeanti's mother passed away this morning... semoga rohnya ditempatkan di kalangan mereka yang beriman... my heart goes to my dear, dear friend Yeanti and her family...

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