Sunday, September 28, 2008


The Aidilfitri is just around the corner. The month of Ramadhan is ending peacefully, leaving all the sacrifices of the ummah of Rasulullah with great honor and dignity. The Syawal month of 'victory' and 'forgiveness' is arriving very soon.
With this opportunity, I would like to wish all my friends and viewers a very happy Aidilfitri, may ALLAH grant all that you wish for, may ALLAH bless your ibadah during Ramadhan and opens up more rezeki for all of us...ameen

Monday, September 22, 2008


Miss Peesha my friend has tagged me with these questions. Answered them all and enjoy!

If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
--Would he?? Over my dead body man!
If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
--To walk again as normal...kaki patah looo sekarang ni..tak boleh jalan lagi...huhuhuhhhhhh
Whose butt would you like to kick?
--Got la...but do not want to talk about it. Enough is enough.
What would you do with a billion dollars?
--I will not be here answering this tag for sure!
Will you fall in love with your bestfriend?
--Got no bestfriend...I have friends only and a husband of my life.
Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
--Both...can't live without any
How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?
--I don't wait...I believed so
If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
--Doesn't matter at all, I am attached myself too...
Have u ever been labeled as a snatcher?
What makes you fall in love?
How would you see yourself in ten years time?
--I will be 44 years old...and I still look like me!
What do you really want at the moment of responding to this tag?
--To finish the questions....why in the world I have to answer this...anyway Just Do It!
What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
--Hemmm...can't wait to answer this...Miss P... she is nice but she can be mean a lot of times... She is a survivor in her 'challenging' world. Always hope that she'll be a little bit 'softer' and more 'gentle' people of course. Good at what she does. Handles herself very well...and I like being friends with her.
Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor? want to be married and be rich....hahahaaaaa
What's the first thing you do when you wake up?
--Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah I am still alive for another day.
Would you give all in a relationship?
--Yes of course, my heart and soul.
If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
--I'll pick the one who have good job, and read my instinct
Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing the someone has done?
--Previously, it was the hardest thing for me to do, after realizing it never bring any good, I forgive and forget...but one day, I just wish...just wish that the person see his mistakes, his evil and his wrongdoings and seek forgiveness from ALLAH!
Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?
--I am married with three children! any suggestion?
Miss Peesha, I hope you are happy to read my answers...emm...does tagging really invites more readers to your blog??


This morning I had an appointment with my boss at the office. I called her assistant yesterday and set the appointment today at 9 a.m. So I had a discussion with her regarding my plan to continue with my leave....for long...a very long time....
The doctor gave me a 3-month leave (this is common for patient who have broken or fractured bone) especially at the ankle...the recovery takes a longer time than if you had other parts like your arm or your wrist. So I have to obey that you see... it is not that I like being injured and hurt like this, but like I've written before, I redha dengan 'rahmat' yang ALLAH swt beri ini.
After conveying my plan, hope and hasrat hati, alhamdulillah she agreed and granted me ALL that I wish for.
So the result is:
1. I will not turn up to work on 1st of November until end of January 2009!
2. I have tendered my position as the Program Coordinator of OM221 as of today! A formal letter will be sent in a few days because the one I had needs a few ammendment in the content.

3. I will continue for the Cuti Tanpa Gaji (CTG) starting the 1st of February 2009.

Cik Wan Dor...thank you for understanding my situation..."Tidak ku pinta jadi begini" it is all ALLAH's will. I just plan accordingly, that's all. InsyaAllah untuk permudahkan kerja orang lain..

Therefore, I won't be going back to work...not for quite some time...3 years! I really hope the recovery will take place very soon...I really want to get going back as normal...without the crutches... without the pain..the throbbing...the numbness and others...

InsyaAllah, if everything goes well as planned, my dearest husband will be at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia end of this pursue his ambition that he has been longing for quite some time... Like I said, he is so determined of what he does...once he has decided to leave his current job...he'll do it. All I wish is all the best to him...

Semoga hijrah pertama beliau ini membawa keberkatan untuk kami sekeluarga. Penghijrahan amatlah baik kepada seseorang itu untuk menilai diri, mendapatkan sesuatu yang baru, membina keyakinan diri dan yang penting penghijrahan yang bakal mendatangkan kebaikan kami sekeluarga, tambahan pula penghijrahan ke sebuah negara yang akan memberi laluan 'percuma' kepada kami dekat dengan rumah ALLAH, tanah suci dan negara tanah tumpah Rasulullah saw. Alhamdulillah, kupanjatkan kesyukuran tak terhingga kepada ALLAH swt.

Keputusan beliau juga adalah keputusan kami berdua...dia sanggup meninggalkan kerjaya di PETRONAS, saya juga sanggup mengorbankan masa dan kerjaya di UiTM (untuk beberapa ye ke?Ke tak balik dah ke UiTM?....wallhuallam) yang pasti, kami tetap bersama walau di mana jua sekali pun atau dengan apa cara sekali pun...

The children are the most happiest people..why?? They already know that ummi will not be going to work anymore...ummi is at home..taking care of them 24-7! Dan jika ke Arab Saudi nanti pun, ummi will stay at home... no work! no task! no program! no activity! no meeting! no presentation! no boss! no kawan at the office! and other excuses that I've been telling them all this while...

Now it is all ummi and them only! Alhamdulillah, they love me their ummi, that is for sure...and dear children... ummi is always home with you....because ummi loves you sooooooo much!

Friday, September 19, 2008

HOME SWEET HOME (30th May 2006 till present)

These are a few pictures of our home..sweet home. No big tree around so surely a direct sunlight through...anyway.


Here is a photo of my husband...What happen to your blog dear?? Where's your update?
I met him in late 1996 during our studies at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. I can still recall the first time I met him...and where on earth does this guy came from??...I thought at that time.
He was known to be the 'expert' on cars ...of course among the Malaysian students over there. When I first came to Tulsa, the four of us (Jaja, Sham and Sque) bought a was the Mitsubishi, white old-car. So we were told that there was a guy who can actually give us his first opinion on the car that we plan to buy. So during the test-drive, Jaja drove us to his apartment where most Malaysian students at Tulsa stayed, the 6th Street...and there he was, one of his roomate came out of the apartment and told us to wait for the guy named Keng...Keng??? What is that? So this guy named Keng came out from the door 'topless'...I mean 'shirt-less', and he was also wearing a worn-checkered pyjama-like worn and faded...he came down the stairs shoeless and he was on his barefoot walking on the driveway to our new car. My first impression was that, where in the world does this Keng came from? who he was? so he was the expert huh? So he came to us and starting asking a few questions, checked the car front boot, took out the 'coolen' out, he told us that it need to be changed and later on we were on the car with him driving...he wanted to test-drive the car himself....oh my!!! He drove the car as if it was a brand new one, we were screaming at him to slow down, and he told us to calm down because that was one of the ways he would find out whether the car was okay or not...duh!
We bought the car after receiving few good reviews from Keng...we never knew his real name till about a few months after that...he is the HASWADI YUSOF...'the man in my life!'
And from then on we started being friends...actually the person that my friends and I would refer to whenever it is about the car...

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Shikin, my student messaged the other day, "Puan, saya dah buat friendster untuk puan...dalam email nanti puan akan terima info group friendster tu..." Oh my, my blog even is not being decorated nicely and I myself have not master all the skills in blogging, here comes another... So this morning I logged in and saw the email sent by shikin. The group is called Hi5...and I do not know what to do with it so I just filled in the particulars required like name, age, birthdate bla..bla..bla... There are so many features in that space that I do not know where and what o click on first... Shikiiiinn!!! help me out. I must call her up this weekend and get some tutoring from here.

The reason for me telling all this is because to share with you out there about the relationship that I have with my students. When I first joined UiTM as a lecturer. I was merely a lecturer who 'lectures' and 'teaches' the students... However that experiences have changed over the time. When I was appointed to become the Program Coordinator, 2 years all changed. The responsibility and the tasks that were given to me have sort of train me to see things at a different views and perspectives. I regard my students (well, I have about 200 students of the program that need to be taken care of) as customers aka clients who have all the potential to assist me in carrying out my responsibilities and tasks well. It is all about two-way thing between me and the students. I respected them so much that I myself gain the respects from them. I would make it a point to remember the names of all the students, know how they look like and InsyaAllah whenever I see any of them, I will surely know that he or she is my student. As the coordinator I would try my best to help them out in their studies, their academic matters and even their personal problems...Another thing that I make sure I do is that to never missed any program involving the students, be it a field trip, seminar, exhibition or other activities that the students invited me to. As a result, my task get easier with all the cooperation given by the students.

When I had the 'accident' recently, almost all of them came to visit me at the house. Even there were a few who came and visited me at the hospital. That shows how much my students are also concern about me. That is the most happiest thing that ever happens to me. I was so touch and see that everything is coming back to me now...just like Celine Dion's hit many years ago "It's All Coming Back". It is not that I am expecting anything in return, it is just how ALLAH swt has put things in its proper way. It shows how much my students are also concern about me and this is the time (the mishap) has resulted some gifts from ALLAH swt. Syukran...

So, that is basically how the 'wheel of fortune' works and truly, I feel so much blessed due to the mishap. A blessing in disguise like a few of my friends have mentioned it to me. Yes and Alhamdulillah, it is a blessing...and not in disguise anymore, it is so clear to me now!

Friday, September 12, 2008

WHO AM I? another revelation...

This is me...the owner of this space. My guts are coming out here... What a relief!
My full name is Normawati Jantan. I was born on the 23rd of April 1974 in Tangga Batu, Melaka. Both my parents also from Melaka aka Malacca. I was raised in Sentul Kuala Lumpur and during my childhood all I know is Kuala Lumpur. Went to Sekolah Rendah Convent Sentul from 1981 till 1986. And then to Sekolah Menengah Convent Sentul from 1987 till 1991. I also joined Sekolah Menengah Tinggi Setapak (Setapak High School) in 1992 for about 6 months only before furthering my studies at ITM Arau, Perlis from 1993 till 1995. My schooldays were those days of challenges and wonderful experiences. I do really treasure my younger days and really appreciate it a lot. I am now for what I am in result of those wonderful days. I started my kindergarden when I was 3 yrs old. Just imagine almost 4 years of a very early pre-school I've attended?? Got enough of it actually, but I enjoyed going to school. When I went to the primary school, it was a lot different, surrounded by different kinds of new friends consisted of multi racial friends. I've listed down some names that are still fresh in my memory in my previous entry. I have been to lots of ups and downs in my life events during the younger years. Being a prefect (pengawas sekolah) all the year through primary, secondary and to high school has taught me to be disciplined, hardworking, care for others, follow the rules...or you'll be in trouble!, getting pools of friends and people who knew you well.
The most memorable experience that I had during my school days was when I was chosen as one of the six oath reciters (reader) during our 35th National Day in 1992 at Dataran Merdeka in front of thousands of people who gathered that morning for the lively event. I remembered, two of us were from the Setapak High School. Me and Poovenathan (I could not exactly remember the spelling...but I used to call him Pooven!) The other four were from the other schools in the Klang Valley. I remembered the leader of the recital was a girl from St Mary. The paycheck was RM28.00 only. I did not even cashed it because never in my life at that time (18 yrs old) to receive a check from anybody. So I kept it...I do not know what happened to the check now?? be continued...

Monday, September 8, 2008



Know what?? It has been like 3 - 4 months that I've been involved in reading blogs.... I do enjoy reading those interesting and creative blogs of others. There is something 'big' that's going to happen to me and my family very soon. Because of that 'big' thing, I've had myself indulged in blogging activities, may it be reading other people's blog or writing in my own space. There are a lot of techniques that I should learn to 'decorate' my space here. It is kinda dull and boring huh?? Anyway, I'll try to put more things here, InsyaAllah.

My husband once asked me how come my own photo is not up in my blog. "One day day, when I have the guts to," I told him. So far I've had the photos of my three adorable children...what a try yeah...A mother with too many tricks... But it came out well and close to perfect. I cropped the photos myself from the CD and upload those in my blog.

If anyone happens to glimpse over my blog, you guys can see that I love flowers...ha ..ha...ha, for the first thought...let me remind you..."I am not 'minah bunga ...but there is a reason why flowers are shattering in this blog.

When I started blogging was when at the same time I extremely devoted my free time gardening at home. And then it just goes on and on and on...till last August when I had the 'accident' that changed my now I could not do gardening at all for at least another 2 months... So what can I do now?? Blogging!..

Saturday, September 6, 2008



A nice morning today. Very calm and it is starting to rain now. Especially during Ramadhan, this kind of weather is the most awaited one. A friend came by to visit me this morning. Luckily I've got some input from an outsider considering my condition now. When I woke up at 5.00 this morning, I was thinking of driving the car for the first time after the accident. I know that I can do it. But the dream seems to fade away...really I do not know why but I guess I need to give it another week before I get on the wheel.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


The top photo is my first child, Luthfil Hasif. He was born on the 4th of July 2001. He is seven now. I've written something about him in my last post. He is a little bit dependent type of kid, probably because he is the first and always wanting help from others. He likes to watch TV... a lot. He gets bored with books often, but he is smart in his own way. He actually behaves like a grown up kid...especially the way he speaks, the way he thinks... sometimes ..but he gets childish when he nags..
In the middle is Lutfiah Nadhrah. She is five and was born on the 9th of October 2003. She is adorable and everyone will immediately loves her when gets to meet her. Nadhrah is very independent unlike his big brother. She is the "just do it" type of kid. Quite easy bringing up her because she is just amazing. She is very brave and confident in whatever she does even if she does a mistake.
The bottom photo is Luthfil Haikal. I normally tag him as the '7-Eleven'...why?? He was born on the 7th of November 2005. It is easy for us to remember his birthday. Nadhrah is his best friend because his big brother usually bullies him. Whenever Nadhrah comes back from school, Haikal will be the most happiest one. He will automatically becoming very active when Nadhrah is around.
Having three kids around, household chores to manage especially with the fractured ankle are really challenging to me. Luckily my husband is really a rescue indeed. Even though he doesn't like doing the 'house' thing...he has to now. Thank you so much dear.
This afternoon Luthfil Hasif came back from school informing me about his OTI 5 test that will start next Tuesday till Thursday. I guess I will be quite occupied next week...of course helping him revising, reading and writing...preparation for his test.