Semampai Sayau

Enjoy Life While You Can, Be Content With What You Have

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sunset over Lake Travis Austin



Saturday, April 29, 2006

Homesick, Rumah Sakitlah!

I felt really @#*%^! today. Oh look! Its 2am and Im still awake. I miss all my frens ,good frens Solver, Mathew, Rebecca and you too bro Desmond, my sister Melanie and kids and I miss mom's cooking. LAKSA!! KOLO MEE I wanna go home just to have Laksa. I think that will just makes the whole world seems okay.

Storms coming, wind outside is blowing about 50-60kmph. Sounds really creepy! Forgot what was I gonna write for awhile.

Its been almost 2 weeks that I didnt call any of my frens. Im sorry I had to do this because the often I call Kch, the more I miss home and get upset and sad. I dont wanna get upset and sad but I really dont mind getting emails from frens. I hope ya'll understand. Cutting communications such as phone calls for awhile is essential to my adjusting thingy right now. Nothing more could make me happy than to hear ya'll voice. Do give me some times.

Gawai dah semak, bala member dah besebut madah diri pulai. Sinu ati aku enda ulih pulai pan Gawai tu. Its not so much about the drinking session and getting each other get drunk but to me its all about meeting old frens and meeting family members whom you have not seen for years. I remembered my Gawai 2005, it was devastating. I spent it in one of the pub in Kch, nowhere to go. Should have just jump into a plane and go to Sibu and celebrate at my dad's longhouse, NGABANG get free drink mah!

'Not so much about the drinking session' ?? yea right! Okay, okay I still drink lah but not so much anymorelah.

Huh....!(Mengeluh pulak) I felt better. I think I'll go to bed now.


I want it fresh


Thursday, April 27, 2006

IMAX Theatre, Austin




















Cool glasses kids! Those are actually a 3D glasses, only to be used in the Imax Theatre located at Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Last Sunday, we watched the Deep Blue Sea, narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. With the 3D glasses it makes things larger and closer that you think you could grab. With great digital surrounds, it makes the movie so real as if you are diving underwater with the fish.


The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is a great place if you want to know more about Texas(Tejas) history, how it became a state( Lone Star State) and how it became part of United States.
It is amazing that the History Museum is infact somewhere in the middle of the Texas University or The University of Texas campus. U T makes almost the same revenue as the capitol Austin from fees and football games that attracts more than 4000 foreign students and out-of-town visitors to football games. U T is part of Austin City. As you're driving around the city, you might not realised that you are in the U T campus. (made some corrections here earlier on; Thks Simple American)



The Human Tug of War


Happened on our way back towards the car.



Oh o! Yuri lost his head!

Friday, April 21, 2006

More Of Me

Another crazy day, another crazy picture.
Had dinner at Romano's Macaroni Grill last night. Food was marvellous. Had fun chat with Larry with a glass of Chianti wine. Cheese cake and coffee for dessert. Best time I ever had since I've been here. God heard my prayers, with a little boost from myself too, I might survive this journey happily and successfully. I had to pulled myself together and put the past aside, happy memories I would called it. And I,..... would want to make a fresh start.
A friend asked me one day, 'Amai teruk ka diau dia?' Huh....ukai utai ditu ka teruk, aku ti ngasuh semua utai ditu tampak teruk, aku ti TERUK! The way I looked at the world was so negatively. So, it makes me hate everything and felt miserable, ka pulai Kch berari. Aku ka nulis tu ba blog, ka batang laban ila lusa utai tu mulai ka pengingat aku ti baru nemuai. Pemeli runding aku, pemerinsa ti di sepi aku, and how I managed. Nadai guna nguji ngulih ka utai ti enda ulih di tapat tang patut beterima kasih enggau utai ti bisi ba depan mata.
Udah 6 ari, aku enda entu ulih tinduk mega, agi ga mayuh runding, sinu ngenang ngasuh lelengau baka leka lagu Esther Bayang- Sera Nyawa. How I wish I can erase my memories and walk on with my life. Hmmm......sabar meh, baru 2, 3 ari tu aku udah berubah mimit. Baru 7 minggu ditu, asai ka 7 bulan...huyoo! Menghitung Hari Beb!
Blogging makes my world seems smaller, whereby I can keep contact with frens at least that they know my updates(not that I dont wanna call you guys bcos Im cheap but it makes things easier-jangan mare!) and the best thing is that, I accidently ;) find and make new frens. Thank You to fella bloggers who I believed are trying to cheer me up or.. NOT... and Bro Desmond, Terima Kasih wai ....for introducing The World Of Blogging to me.

Jesse In her New Home

These pictures are for you, Barie and Family



I know ya'll love Jesse very much and I would like to say Thank You for letting me keep her. She's a darling!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Improvement



I've just realised, yesterday was exactly a month Mathew's dad had past away(breaks my heart), it is also my parents wedding anniversary. Duhh! Dont ask me how many years. Past 2 days had hitting me hard, had a long and serious conversations with Larry. Something good will come out from it, I promise, definitely will keep my blog updated.
Wont make it to Kch this Gawai folks, sorry! Yohan has been absorbed into the School Football Team(American Football) and he has to go through training throughout the summer. Hooray!!! for him, sucks for me! But whenever my kids are happy, Im happy for them too. They love it here so much, breaks my heart to take away all this from them.
Some been asking for my latest picture. Are you fair now? Lost your weight? Still keep long hair? Duhh!! No way I could get fairer than I am now, sorry frens, I was born TAN. Yea....I lost a few kilos. Yea....no way Im cutting my hair short. The one thing I still have is sense of humor!! Mind the bowl and cat litter box behind me.





Up High

My cat Jesse, likes to monitor things up high. Sometimes I think she thinks that she is a dog. Every night, she would sit outside the boys bedroom door right after the boys went to bed, did nothing else but stared at the door. First day into our family, it was a nightmare. She bit and scratched Larry pretty bad. She would charged at me and growl....yes...growl! And try to bite me too. Few days we had to ignore her and let her come up to us and be pet. It has been 2 weeks that Jesse is with the family, seems to be behaving like cats, Im glad. Does help me a lot going through my emotions ;) She's my sweetheart.

It Was Hailed

Approximately at 3.35pm today, while I was cooking and while waiting for Yuri to come home from school, I heard a loud noise outside. I knew it was raining but loud noise banging on the window.?? As I looked outside, wow...it was hail as big as a quarter coins. It was my first encounter, got a little excited and grab my camera and snaps away.


Some hail just outside the corridor.

Yuri came home wet, cycled in the hail storm. Boy he was excited to get wet and hailed on. While Im writing this blog, hail came down again. You should have hear it coming down. Never heard something like it before, scary!! Imagine a golf size hail hit u??? Ouch......not nice. What an experience guys!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Always On My Mind

Pictures That Always Makes me Smile





I have nothing much to write. Definitely lots of things in my mind right now but its just blank. I thought I would try to write. Here goes :
I was sick last week and I got better now. Was gone off to the lake during the weekend, to soak in the sun. What I get for being sick.....a brand new Toshiba laptop 14' screen, great speakers, excellent performance. Keras urang ditu, dikena mujuk ati! I dont really need new laptop, I was fine with the old ones.
Mupuk sari kemari aku berunding deka pulai ke Kuching. For good? Havent made up my mind. If my brain works? Pedis pala bai aku berunding sari ari tu tadi, since I was here actually. Bedau ga asai ka ngalah diri tang pala untak tu enggai badu berunding kenya. I didnt get good sleep since 4 days ago. Kept thinking about home.
Im sorry Larry if I dissappoint you.
Bisi ga ati ku berunding ka pulai Gawai for a couple of months, since its summer holiday too. Engka kenya ulih ngubat ati aku kini. Kati enti aku enggai pulai kitu agi deh? For good? Hmm......Im torn!

There....my mind has spoken!
I know my sister reads my blog every now and then to know how we're doing. I'm sorry to dissappoint you too.

Monday, April 10, 2006

SSC

Social Security Card (SSC)
My kids and I had received our SSC. Its probably a 500mg piece of paper with our names and no. on it. No picture and no finger print.




Had to erased the SSC no.


Splashing Moment At the Lake
Just got back from the lake last night, tired fishing and soak in the sun. Met up with family members In Laws and Out Laws though it was a fun weekend. It was a 3 1/2hour drive from where we live.



GREEN CARD
Checked our mails and to my surprised Puteri, we all had received our GREEN CARD . We came here with spousal visa because larry and I were married in Kch and applied for the spousal visa after that. The process was taken care of by the US EMBASSY in KL and when we got here I had to surrender our papers to the Immigration at the Port of Entry which is SanFransisco. We were not told what to do after that nor that I ask BUT Im glad that we have our GREEN CARD already. Still it doesn’t explained if it meant a multiple entry to the US. I still have to check with the Immigration. We were granted a 2 years permanent resident and a working permit for me. Its size and thickness is just like a credit card.


Cat named Jesse
Went and visit the cat last Saturday and of course met the owner too. I love the cat, its very relax and passionate and its FAT. Have to put it on healthy diet. Im the new owner as of today. Im so happy, no papers to sign, no hassle, the previous owner is so kind. They took the cat for its final checkup today before giving it away to us. Larry and I wanted to split the bill with them to show them our appreciation. Walked out of their house, didn’t realized I had this big grin on my face.


Saturday, April 08, 2006

Could This Be Mine 2?


My hubby spotted this cat few days ago online who needs a new home for the owner's grandchild might be allergic to cats. Named Jesse, it's about 5 years old, weights 4kgs. Its a Tabby . The owner wants to get rid of it ASAP.

My previous cat Ah Meng looked almost like it except for it's brown belly. Ah Meng was lost when I came back to Kch, left it with family here.

As long as I dont have to go through any signing procedures and wait for a pain and agony for one whole week, I might get it. Suppose to see it this evening before we're off to the Lake but if its late then we'll see it on Monday. I'm not putting so much hope on it this time, I dont want to be dissappointed like before.





Had to edit this post, forgot to mention that Jesse is front declawed. Safe for our leather furniture. ;)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Hail Storm

Hailstone
Last night it was reported that somewhere around the area we live had had
hail storm. We were lucky that it just passed by our area or else it will damage cars.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

It’s been a month

A month went by since I left Kuching. Nothing seems to change except the weather getting warmer here each day, winter's gone spring is here. The sky above me is always blue but my heart is always gloomy. Still in my own shell, I insist to stay in my shell. I tried to convince myself to explore outside my shell but I always have negatives in my head. Friends would come and go but not family, I realized that. But something’s you can share with friends but not family. I always convinced myself that I am strong…maybe from the outside where it hurts to pretend but honestly…I am weak! I would break down and cry by myself as long as my kids didn’t see me, its ok. I promise to give it a try and so I shall.
Two weeks since I lost my appetite and definitely I lost a lot of weight. Wuhuu!! This morning I decided to keep myself busy and see how things are from today. Nothing to do , just makeup something. First time in 2 weeks, I had 2 boiled eggs, first time in 2 weeks I had breakfast, all this while I only take dinner. Pityful huh?! Each day I get angrier but I felt tougher which I think it's good. I just sucked it all up! Why waste time with something you can't have, why not just enjoy and be satisfy with what you have in front of you?

Moving is not easy especially when you're half way across the world. Where no Ibans nor petai, or daun bandung.


A pot of Tulips bought 2 days ago has bloomed
Cant even talk to me but it makes the house looks alive. My other baby besides my own kids which I have to shower and care for everyday.

Passers by do say Hi, because it does makes me smile to read comments from you. Cheers!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sinu Ngenang

Sinu Ngenang Saritu kena 4 April 2006
Dani pagi, perut lapar, ditat ke aja laban ka talipaun ke Kch. Dah bejako ba talipaun, aku agi duduk tegenong depan computer berunding ka pengidup ti jauh ari menoa indai, menoa apai. Jam diatu nyu ngalih ari nadai utai siti ba perut, agi duduk naip utai ba blog. Berunding , tusah ati, sunyi, ai mata enggai badu keberai. Urang ka disayau, disangka sayau semaya nganti… ..... Tekenyit, sinu ati nadai nemu utai di kerunding ka. Ai mata nyadi ka pangan, pemerindang ati ti mawa. Baka kayu seruran meragai, tang penyayau, pengerindu ti ditabur enda kala di tesal enda kala alang2, pemanah budi enggau adat enggau basa nuan.....
IOR-FM endang semampai di pasang ninting ari, mendayu-dayu lagu Pengerindu Alang2 - Betty, nambah penyinu ba ati.
Pengingat pait manis tetap di kenang. Meri terima kasih ka sukong tulong ngelama aku suntuk merindang maya aku sunyi.
Aku Semampai Sayau.
Thank You For This Beautiful Song
You're Beautiful
My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.
Yeah, she caught my eyes,As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Flying high,And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do
'Cause I'll never be with you.You're beautiful.
You're beautiful.You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth, I will never be with you.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Could It Be Mine ??

Look at that face! Isnt it cute? It's description is a Torbie, breed unknown, named Hershey and it is declawed. Saw it in the Austin SPCA. Im a cat lover, grew up with cats and dogs all my life as I can recalled. Im in love with it since I first saw it online. That would be like a medicine for me to go through this adjusting thingy, I hope. I will check it out today or tomorrow, hope it's not booked. Wish me luck, I need that ;) !

Laksa Made My Day

Im glad I have Laksa Paste at home. Talked to Puteri the other day about making Laksa herself, thought I wanna try it myself too. Turns out to be not bad at all!! Im a Laksa freak, so Im quiet fussy about my Laksa. Not that my Laksa is so great but being so far from Kuching and I can make something similar to Chong Choon Laksa makes me happy enough. Mathew knows !!??



Hmmm......Yummy!!

Does that look okay Puteri??

I made one big pot for everybody. My kids were so happy. Yup , they LOVE Laksa too!!

Yuri's 10th B'Day (March 30th)

Wow!! My youngest is 10 now.
Larry, Yuri and Yohan

Yuri blowing his Hagen-Daz ice cream cake

Yuri's favorite , KFC chicken, coleslaw and mashed potatoes


Yuri's cake says : 'Happy Birthday Yuri, Umpan Harimau


Big grin on his face. BMX Bicycle for a present