Friday, July 27, 2007

Bowling For Soup

I've renewed my interest in bowling...hooray! Now I have a real hobby.

I never expected to seriously bowl. It first started back during my university years. Wanted to join sports but something convenient that requires less energy and less sweaty (yes, I'm one lazy girl).

With zero knowledge in bowling, I started off as MMU Bowling Club Vice President when I was in my first year and promoted to President during my second year. But I was more on the organization side rather than actually playing the sport. One time someone had the nerve to ask me, "Can you lift the ball? (giggles)" And it was the first time I met this OLD lady. Maybe SHE couldn't even lift an 8-pound ball...grrr...

By the way, bowling was what brought Mer and me together. He happened to be a bowler and wanted to join one of the tournaments I organized back then, where one of it is the couples' category. He wanted me to join him. Quite slick this guy :) In fact, the first picture we had together was taken by Syu (our cupid) at the bowling game. She took a candid of us looking at the score screen. I can only describe the picture because it couldn't be located :(

Over 2 years working, I got back to the bowling scene but this time more of a bowler representing TV3. Started with Fiesta Media Idola in Kuantan earlier this year, which led to a string of other tournaments. Check out these FMI pictures:




During FMIlaunching @ Sri Pentas


With the NTV7 guys team playing at the lane beside ours


TV3 team (from left: Eyva, Jue, Me, Puspa, Regina)

The most recent was Media Prima's Sports Carnival Bowling Tournament. I was part of team SHREK ( represents Green NOT Fat & Ugly :P ) My team won 1st place in the woman's category :D



UBowl, One Utama

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Babies!

Sorry guys.. I've been slacking ever since I got hitched. So much for resolutions..haha! But fear not, I'm still the same. Nothing has changed. Still doing MedikTV, still no baby...hehe!

I've been married for over a year now and people are bored of asking when I'll have a baby. When the time is right, the baby will come :)

Speaking of babies, my buddy Munirah delivered triplets early June after 6 1/2 months pregnant. Unfortunately she lost one baby due to complications. I was just reading her blog, she wrote about her pregnancy, anticipating their arrival and how happy she and hubby were that pregnancy was going well. Although in the end things didn't turn out perfectly, at least she still has 2 beautiful and handsome babies. You're a strong girl Mun, Harith and Athirah are lucky to have such wonderful parents.

The months before her delivery, I worked hard on a special Mother's Day MedikTV episode. One of the most satisfying stories I've ever done to date. The feature was about babies -caesarian section, premature birth and triplets. We shot triplets delivery via C-section. I was in the operating theater and was astonished, almost cried even. I was happy for the couple. In fact, felt like I wanted one right away. Oops.. Hehe!

I also interviewed a family with 6-year- old triplets. They turn out to be 3 of the friendliest kids I've ever met. Before I left their house, they gave me a peck on the cheek. So sweeeeett...

Best part of all, I finished the story with a tribute to mothers. A few slow-mo shots of mother-child moments from the show while Innuendo's Ratu Hati played on the background. The ending credit visuals had pictures of my mom with me, my brothers, my mother-in-law with Mer and his siblings. It's sort of a mother's day suprise for them :)

Many people I know from school are hitched and having babies! Now their Friendster profiles are filled with pictures of their babies rather than themselves... Ah heck, maybe I would do the same when I get a baby..hehe! But my point is, 2006-2007 is like the turning point in my life where I no longer have the carefree lifestyle of a teenager and become a responsible career woman / wife.

But I still look 18 don't I? :P

Paris gave birth prematurely and didn't know what to do with the 2 kittens, which eventually led to their death. 2 days later, we got an addition to the family. Introducing Paris' adopted kitten, Leia...

My babies