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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Note to myself: Gross profit margin

Gross profit margin will determine the health of a company. Investor will use gross profit margin to justify a company.some retailer calculate their gross profit margin on daily basis.
Gross profit margin=(Revenue-cost of good sold) / revenue

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My gut is bubbling with excitement

Hmmm..it has been almost a year since I start my haberdashery and now..its kinda of stable..well ..at least I don't have to fork out so much money monthly to support the shop..a lil bit of profit ..even not big..tasted very very sweet.
So..its about time for another biz plan that I've put on hold..never drop but onhold for quite long time.. today I will pick it up again.. and prepare myself to work hard to stabilize it.
There are rumours in my workplace that there will be an organization restructure next year and people assume that I'm gonna take VSS if any..hahaha..life as a celebrity is surely not easy ..ahaks.. any statement can turn into rumours. I remember earlier this year.. I've made a statement .. if there is an org change I prefer to take vss..just that. only a person or two heard it.. hmm...just wonder when the statement turned into this kind of rumours. The rumours said that the department I manage now will be manage by somebody else when I take the VSS. Oh I wish the rumours will turn out true.. unnfortunately when I ask my boss... my boss was shocked and said ...there is no such thing...uhuks...
so back to the thing that matter most now... i will setup my plant nursery(OMG AGAIN???) in penang sooner. i think i have abandon my www.melur.com long enough. i just dont want to lose the momentum. i will not say much now until the day i open the gate of the new plant nursery... wait  peeps..it's gonna be SOON...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kena rompak

Wahai kerajaan..tergamak enck kerajaan merompak 3000 dari bonus saya untuk cukai encik ..sedeynya.. 3 ribu tu dah boleh pergi bercuti ke bandung sekeluarga tau..teganya dikau

Friday, November 23, 2012

A nite in park royal penang

Deens company has a family dinner at park royal tonite and we decided its tiring for us to go back after the dinner so we book the room n spend a nite here tonite ( lame excuse for unplan holiday) the kids enjoy it much ..as for us..only food will make us happy hehehe

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dear Allah..

Dear Allah.. please ease my burden..take me out from a situation where I screw people up then people screw me up back ..end up both screw up.. I hate to be here..please show me the way..

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

AXE’s Anarchy Island getaway contest

Wow!!  A holiday for two, fully sponsored in the Caribbean? The thought never struck my mind...just imagine.. a long strolling along the beach hand in hand ,sip the freshness of the salt smell and the sea breeze thrill me.. Being a mum of 4 active growing daughters I almost forget what actually a holiday for two meant. I would like to take the opportunity of this nuffnang contest to just dream on how if i win the contest (I know that I will never win... but well.. just give me a break *wink*wink)

But the problem is how to write a post on how to charm the other side...i have a husband.. A long love from my college days but.. I don’t think I have done anything to charm him. Love just comes naturally, like the breath that we take every day we don’t have to put effort on it.. :-). I am not physically attractive. People always describe me as "not so pretty but very fair" (overheard it a few times... :-)).But I love to smile and talk a lot ( that make me look friendly i guess). A friend once said, if i continue having a long conversation with a guy , the guy sure fall for me..True or not..That’s not for me to say,. Here is some tips to charm a guy, especially when you are not so good looking or attractive.. ;-)
1.       Base on my not so much experience, no matter how dumb the guys are, they always fancy the intelligent talk. Nope... you don’t have to be intelligent, but try to pretend to be one. If you cannot, just entertain the brainy talk the guy  with a lot of question to show that you are interested..Stupid question is allowed so the guy will feel that they are they intelligent one and in charge... but please... the question cannot so stupid yeah...else hehehe..
2.      If you like to cook, show that you can cook. This is what i did actually...hehe.. The first time my ex-boyfriend( now my husband ..LOL) when to my parent house i show my skill of cooking the ketupat sotong( squid stuffed with glutinous rice in a sweet sauce) . Surprisingly now after 14 years of marriage he still remember that very first ketupat sotong I cooked for him and mention it every time we eat  ketupat sotong ( mostly not cook by me anymore). The normal guy will sure be fascinated with a girls cooking skill..
3.      Be your true selves and never imitate other people. The lame mistake i did with my first boyfriend was i try to please him so much that i forgot to  be myself,  just  to be the girl of his dream. But we end up with broken hearts and hate each other so much after 6 years together. What a waste...:-P . i learnt my lesson hard way, so with my husband i really be myself and yeah... it works...the point is, don’t try to charm a guy until you have to sacrifice yourself to be what he wanted.
4.      show your respect and love to his parent and siblings. Treat his parent as your own. for me this is really important. I always respect a guy who can respect my parents and behave politely in front of them. The same goes to a guy i guess. Especially if you have been married, respecting the in-laws is crucial to charm your husband. Try it and you will find that your spouse love towards you will multiply... ahaks...no need to go to SPA or slimming center already
5.       Don’t be stingy and too demanding. Never compare your guy with other guy. If you really want him to buy you anything, use a reverse psychology method. Don’t directly ask cause when you ask directly it shows how materialistic your are... :-). instead of saying " Darling please buy me that diamond ring..." , you can reverse it by saying " all my life i've dreaming to have a diamond ring like this.. but now i ve found you, life with you is so complete that i dont need such kind of thing anymore...". try it..who knows next month you will get that diamond ring..? Reverse psychology method usually will return the same result or even better.
so for those who are not so pretty, hot and sexy you can try this tips to charm your guys..It works for me and I hope it will work for you gals too...going to Caribbean or not.. I still feel delighted to share the tips with you all…

And for the question why i deserve to be at AXE anarchy island getaway is ... hmm simply because i have never been to the Caribbean and i cannot to go there if nobody sponsor me ( owh..so pathetic.. but indeed it is..)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

baju raya anak

untuk 4 orang anak-anakku..
orang selalu tanya, tak bz ke mama , boleh jahit sendiri baju untuk anak2..korang semua pun tahu mama memang bz..dengan kerja mama, dengan bisness mama... mama bukan ada maid macam kengkawan mama yang lain.. rasanya mama je yang takde maid... bznya mama sampai pergi kerja usahkan nak bermekap, pakai bedak pun tak sempat. habis kalau bz kenapa susahkan diri , sampai stay up menjahit tengah2 malam...lepas masak sahur menjahit lagi..kengkadang bila bangkit untuk masak sahur mama rasa malas nak tahajud sebab nak masak cepat2 dan sambung menjahit, bersusah payah mama melawan rasa malas itu..supaya kedua2 tanggungjawab mama sebagai hamba dan ibu dapat mama penuhi.
tak de duit ke mama sampai kena jahit baju sendiri.. korang pun tahu mama bukan tak ada duit,walaupun mama bukan le jutawan ..hehe.. walaupun kengkadang bila korang mintak macam2 mama selalu kata mama takde duit.bila mama jahit baju walaupun sehelai sahaja seorang dan selebihnya mama beli, sebab mama tak mampu menjahir lebih dari sepasang.. mama nak korang tahu mama menjahitnya dengan penuh kasih sayang. Mama nak korang merasa pakai baju jahitan mama sendiri walaupun senget dan tak sepertinya. Bila korang semua besar dan mama dah tiada lagi, kenangan memakai baju jahitan mama sendiri akan tetap terpahat abadi dalam ingatan korang.macam baba selalu ingat dia memakai baju jahitan ibunya.  yang mama harapkan cuma jadilah anak2 yang solehah dan  doakan untuk mama dan baba selalu, agar mama dan baba mendapat kebahagian di dunia dan akhirat itu sudah memadai bagi kami.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

yeah.. my 3rd ramadhan personal accomplishment.. i drive my own car that i bought 5 months ago for the first time!!

sounds wierd? buat apa beli keta kalau taknak bawak, kata salesman yang menjual kereta tu kat aku.. aku cakap i beli keta ni sebab anak2 i tidur peluk pamplet keta ni... hehehe.. tu la mak mak... beli keta pun anak yang pilih. still remember my kids dapat pamplet keta tu yang sungguh attractive kat one of the shopping complex. they were so impressed with the 3d pamplet showed how we can move around in the car.. turn the seat here and there untill they keep on nagging me ( not my husband) to buy the car.
so ... i bought the car. on the day when i supposed to drive the car back i went with the salesman, Allan to the workshop in sungai Pinang.At the moment when i enter the car, see all the button and functions + the huge size i feel gulp... so not confindent to drive the car. It is not not i never drive an MPV, my previous car was unser but this one  suddenly wipe my confindence away...  this is how the a test drive website(testdrive)  describe the car length and height: "Measuring over 5 metres in length, think Mercedes R-Class and S-Class in extended ‘L’ guises. It is perhaps even taller than the trendy and popular deep-freezer-on-wheels Toyota Alphard. This is another repeat of maximum bang-for-bucks from the Koreans!"
so aku cakap kat Alan... like this lah mr Alan, you drive my car and i drive your car back to the office... how about that? he looked at me in disbelief... kak u mau i bawak keta baru you ni? i said.. its ok ... u dont worry about your car i promise i wont hit or bang anything along the way..
so encik saleman bawak keta balik ke ofisnya and aku tunggu encik suamiku datang n drive the car back home...itu cerita 5 bulan lepas... hehehe..sejak itu sehingga hari ini aku pergi kerja dengan keta hubby ku and keta baru guna untuk hubby hantar anak2 gi sekolah dan jalan jauh2 je..hubby gi keja naik motor je..
tapi pagi tadi keta hubbyku dengan kurang asamnya telah rosak bertubi tubi.. boleh gerak lagi tapi break cam jem je..dah hantar repair pun jadi lagi padahal jangkahayat keta tu baru nak masuk 3tahun.. apa punye keta tah ( alamak tengah posa ni, takboleh marah2). aku pun dengan naik anginnya berkata... hari ni saya akan bawak keta tu pegi kerja no matter what... hubby kata ..takpelah abang hantar..tapi aku kata ..taknak..bila lagi nakl bawak keta.. time camni je jadi berani...:-P
so aku dengan hangin + takut masuk kedalam keta tu bersama sikecik... yang lain semua baba diorang hantar pegi sekolah awal2 sebelum dia sendiri naik motor pi keja.

masa nak start bawak..aku siap pesan kat baby lagi... mama tak pandai bawak keta ni ally duk diam2 tau.Fuh part paling mencabar ialah keluar dari tempat parking apartment tu yang memang muat2 lebih 2 inci je petaknya dari ketaku. tinggi tempat parking memang sangkut area keta tang pendek tu..nasib baik getah.. kena pun tak patah...hari2 tengok hubby bawak pun bunyi jugak " grrrruppp" setiap kali lalu kat situ... tinggi memang muat2 je.. dah naik jalan sume dah ok dah...tak le susah pun bawak..macam bawak unser je.. Alhamdulillah... baby sibuk marah.. bila rest tangan atas gear... jangan ..jangan katanya... huh... mentang2la mama dia tak pernah bawak keta ni...
so tu la alkisahnya... my small little tiny personal accomplishment sempena ramadhan ni( still an accomplishment rite?)... hopefully many to come, especially in my business and Career... Amin

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Penang Bike week 2012; one of the wively task

hi all, it has been ages since my last post ( erkkk.. somehow my post always start with this). so many things happen in my life lately and what i can say is this year is a quite tough year for me..today i m gonna write about my first experience following my dearest hubby to penang bike week convoy.we took a day off from the kids by sending the bibik to look after them while we r away. the event start by gathering at Tapak pesta at 8:00 am. to be honest this event has bother me for weeks because i am quite reluctant to join it.... but you know we are partner n partner need to support each other. my hubby has been a very supportive partners throughout our close to 14 years together and it is not fair for him if i become unsupportive to his activities... so here i am , 37 years old makcik on my hubby's superbike. there are alot of young couples, only a few makcik like me but they are look rugged with the headscarve or tudung Esah and high cut riding boots while i am... well just me... force to wear a glove and jacket buy my dear hubby. all this while i hate bikers...it has been more than 10 years since last time i ride a bike( during my student day merempit with nmy C70) . for me they somehow always proud with their group and do things that attracted peoples attention ( boleh riak dengan motor2 besar diorang). At the gathering i still wear my long face and my hubby jockingly ask " why you face look like that?" at one of my phot at he snap at the starting point.there are about 1000 superbikes there with 200 riders came all the way from singapore.

at the moment the ride started , the rain fall heavily and i was wetly soak...i start to enjoy the ride when the rain stop and we were passing through the paddy field in kepala batas area. it make me realize it has been a very long time since i catch the smell of the grass and mud.seating down leisurely  in our starex royal  in each and every trip , i hardly bother about the paddy field ( busy sleeping at the passenger seat actually). then i realized that the convoy was not as bad as thought. well guys.. will continue next time with some of the pictures...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

hello ferns

hi all.. i am nor from penang Malaysia and i love plants. Ferns is one of my passion to...

Friday, February 3, 2012

Deenor haberdashery - the manifestation of a dream

when i was small 2 things that i always dream... to be surrounded by plants and garden, living is a garden full of blooming roses and to do what i like to do most sewing ( and knitting and crocheting) and all those needlework. for some unknown  reasons i love needle and yarns so much. when i was young there was one non muslim fren who gauge that in the past life  i was either a tarzan ( who loves tree so much, and live on the tree too) or  one royal seamstress.... hehehe...i embroidery my first handkerchief for the art class when i was 8 and unlike other kids in the class i never stop since then..i sew and embroider my first pencilcase( with zippers too..:))  which received tons of compliments from friends and teachers when i was in standard 4. And still remember i did that using the remnants from my school uniforms. i pickup crocheting when i was 12. its is difficult to learn it bcoz my mum never know how to do it and neither were the people around me.i handmade a dress with crochet edging  for my then babysister ( now already 29) and people who see it never believe that it was done by a 12 years old. i still remember old ladies chit chated with each other and  said... now wonder , her grandmother was a very famous seamstress. i never get a chance to know my grandmother in person. she passed away due to cancer when my father was just 1 year plus. i learnt from old folks around me that she was so beautiful and talented, chased by many2 men but end up maried to my one eyed grandfather. she was once said  , the most beautiful lady in town and people called her "Mekmas kuning manja"( maybe she has jaundice or what i dont know.... hehehehe). my 4th sister ( not me ) is said to resemble her the most , and yes, i believe she is the most beautiful in the family.

so eventhough my talent never brought me far in that area...i still enjoy doing all those things until now. one thing never change. i dream to own my plant nursery and a haberdashery.i tried out of my busy schedule as an engineer, i try to take a break and open an online plant nursery(www.melur.com).  while still working as engineer ,oppurtunity is so huge and big and it was a big success at the beginning,  but i found it hard to coop. with more and more kids come in picture ( i have 4 now) . it is even harder.my mind is occupied with all those engineering jargons and kids and family stuffs  until i cannot shift it to other thing, so i slow down but never consider myself dropping it. i will pick it up one fine day....

then i moved to manegerial position, and my mind is relaxing from so  heavy thinking and i have to manage people. surprisingly it make me more stress. It is when i knit and crochet more and more. in this 2 recent years i have created more stuffs than what i had in last 23 years before.

Deenor haberdashery  is the manfestation of my dream. All the spirit and urge and whatever it is is translated into a reality.  I choose the name DEENOR the combination of my hubby and my name because he is one who always at my side during thick and thin.. he alwizz believe in me and never hinder me from achieving my dream . he always say that i am a person with big heart and dream and i will success someday ( eventhough i question myself WHEN??). Tomorrow is the opening day and i pray so much Allah will show the way and make it easy for me.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nervous giler nak bukak kedai

Nervous giler nak bukak kedai ni... this is the first time rasanya aku rasa nervous giler sampai masa tulis entry ni pun rasa cam ada cold sweat at the end of my finger ... huhuhuh( melampaunya)... but seriesly memang nerves la... bukak kedai kat tempat cam ni bukan cam bukak kedai kat kampung hari tu... kat sini expectation very high... takutnya...rasa cam takut lagi dari nak exam SPM dulu... lately i am having a sleepless night... first sebab result stocktake yg aku manage kat tempat kerja telah menghancurkan masa depanku... sedeynya... then tiba2 tak boleh tido pulak sebab excited nak bukak kedai.

then this is the first time jugak aku urus semuanya on my own... kalau tidak asyik berangkai je ngan my hubby. start from beli kedai masa auction... pegi property auction redah sorang padahal aku tak tahu pun apa yang akan jadi masa auction tu... sampai le order benang dari jepun, turki, cina sume aku buat sendiri... huhuhu... hubby asyik excited ngan superbike baru dia je...ngeh..ngeh ..nyampah aku. Tapi Alhamdulillah urusan pembelian kedai dan setting up kedai setakat ni berjalan lancar walaupun aku kini kopak giler...harap2 percaturan aku ni sesuatu yang tidak sia2... masa bukak kedai kat kampung dulu abis dalam 20 k jer..apa taknya sewa kedai pun 250 jer sebulan , duk kat ujung tanjung patutla bisness mandom je... tapi kali ni rasanya berlubang abis poket2 termasuk akaun2 yang tak seberapa tu pun berlubang2 juga..bak kata suamiku..jangan pinjam along yer... nanti along carik abang...tapi alhamdulillah gak setakat ni aku berjaya tidak meminjam dari sesapa kecuali dari akaun ASB and tabung haji aku je.... in future tak tahu lagi.. Rabbi Assir la tu Assir ( Ya Allah permudahkanlah dan jangan disukarkan)

opps by the way nama kedaiku itu: DEENOR HABERDASHERY ( harap lidah anda tidak tergeliat bila menyebutnya) terletak di tingkat 3 kompleks bukit jambul penang... depan escalator  sebelah dengan kedai baju cina yang besar tu ( BUTIK LENO). jemput  singgah ye...fb link at :http://facebook.com/deenorh