Monday, December 7, 2009

The Opening Of Rawang Terminal

7 November 2009

I woke up at six in the morning. Spent the night at my City Cyber. Immediately I rushed to my training room but I saw not even a bus! I hired a staff and I supposed to be at my cafe at seven o'clock. 7.10am I saw first Sri Jaya bus arrived with no passenger! Stop about 5 minutes and went off. I went down at 7.15. Another two Sri Jaya buses arrived at 7.30am still no passenger! I went to my cafe and my staff arrived at 7.20am.

Two Sri Jaya buses at 7.20am

First Metro Bus arrived after being expelled by City Hall from old bus station

First Express bus - Mara Liner arrived at 8.30am

Seven Eleven staffs happy with the sudden crowd in Rawang Terminal

Something need to be done to force buses to move to new terminal!

City Hall's cars arrived at 9.24

I was told that Metro Bus refused to move to new terminal. 8.30am Rawang Terminal was full with city hall's staffs on duty. They went to old terminal and expelled all Metro Buses and Srijaya buses to move to new Terminal. Situation at new terminal was kelam kabut! New Terminal suddenly full with buses including mini buses. Parking lots in front of my cafe to be filled with express buses in stages.

They have no choice...the terminal is now ready for them to move!

YB of PKR turned up for inspection!

We started receiving order from our customers. Mostly from city hall's staffs. Many of them hang at my cafe. I received complain from them of weird taste of the drinks made by my staff. I took over the job and no more complain heard! Wah...kelakarnyer! Macam bagus...

Chan - the powerful man in MPS

MPS staffs relaxing in my cafe

My new staff - Nor

I gave her simple briefing before we started our work.

Happy time for us after our long waiting !

My daughter Afifah and son Akbar helping in preparing burgers

Prepared for our new recipe of our burger. I taught my staff on how to prepare waffle. She performing quite well. She finished her work at 7pm and I paid her and she looked so happy!

My first burger with new recipe!

I was called into my cafe a few times by developer's staffs to put under their account on any order made by city hall's staff. All sponsored by them!

relaxing at my cafe!

In rushed... to clean later. Idea was given by our nephew Mohd Razmi Razak... Thanks Dek Mi!

Pity my husband.. he has another main task to be done... marking SPM paper...I felt guilty to trouble him. I love him so much!

My husband had meeting in the morning until 3.30pm at Damansara. Reached Rawang around 5pm and helped me at my cafe. I pity him but I have no choice. He sent my son at 7.45pm for tuition but at the same time I received too many orders from city hall's staffs and I was alone! They ate as much as they could as all for free! I called my husband and he returned to cafe and helped me. We closed our cafe at 10.15pm and I almost collapsed. On my way back to City Cyber, I was stopped by Indonesian girl (Sara Cafe's staff). She told me about her problem. I was so tired and I didn't know what she was mumbling about. Suddenly she cried on my shoulder.. I tried to calm her down but I didn't understand what was exactly her problem. I was really tired!

She kept mumbling when actually I could see stars in the sky!

Took my bath and try to finish my writing on my blog. Tomorrow will be my second day...
Bye... I want to sleep...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Launching City Cyber and City Cafe


I would like to dedicate this article specially to our close friend Bazin, Guy Albert (French) who is now in Australia for his round the world trip. He followed closely the progress of City Cafe from the time of renovation and the earlier to know the secret of our logo. He visited our cafe almost every day during renovation and gave comments on few things and he is so proud of City Cafe. I keep sending him photos of City Cafe eventhough he is in Australia. Thanks Guy..

Appreciation and Thank you

1) To our Moms, Hjh Sariah Mohd Sayed and Halimah Mohd Ibrahim, Long and family, Ngah and family, Uda and family, Uteh and family, Andak and family, Cik and family, Kak Shidah and family, Abang Yusof and family, Abang Yunus and family, friends and neighbours for their suggestions and support especially during our hard time.We are very sorry for the limited time that we spend with you guys!

2) Our business friends especially in the same location, Sara Cafe, Kedai Telekomunikasi, Seven Eleven, Darshinee Hair Saloon, Copy and Read Station, Kedai Jamu, Digi, Print Station,Hotlink, Perfect Ice Cream and many more...
Our nonsense talks and funny play is now over and we need to focus on our job...
Our long waiting pain come to the end finally!

3) Our beloved children, Amanina, Afifah, Muhammad Akbar and Muhammad Azri..
We shared the difficult time together. Mama and papa are very sorry about that. We need to sacrify in so many things! To Amanina.. Sorry that mama and papa less visit you in school and it is sad you are not with us at this precious moment. We only can pray you will do the best in your SPM and welcome home next 8 December 2009. We miss you so much!

4) My students, Nor Syuhada and Wong Swee Nee (Sun), thank you so much for your kind help. I really appreciate your presence in City Cyber and wish both of you good luck in your career. I appreciate your sincere comments on my cooking. To Nor Syuhada.., we hope your mother will get well soon and please give strong support to her. We know you are a good daughter. To Wong Swee Nee.., you are a good daughter to your family and keep it up!To both of you.... we pray for your success! Your last date with me is on 24 December 2009. Pay me a visit if you have free time and remember all the knowledge gained in City Cyber and don't send your computer here to repair unless you cannot find the answer! Also our gratitude thank you to Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah Sabak Bernam for their belief on our capability to train their students.

5) Special thanks is dedicated to my loving husband Abd Sukor Yusof for his never ending support. Thank you so much for your love, your care and everything. You are with me at the time you are needed. We have been through all the hard time together and may God bless us and all the efforts we made. I love you


It was an immediate decision made by us to have a small ceremony (doa selamat) as we saw they already cleaned the corridor of Rawang Terminal in the morning of 3 November 2009. We invited close friends, nearby families and neighbours to attend the doa selamat.The ceremony was held at City Cyber and the doa was leaded by Hj Md Nozirin Hamzah.

The doa was leaded by Hj Md Nozirin Hamzah

Seen in the picture - from right, Suria, abang ngah, my husband, Hj Ali, Hj Ismail, Hj Azhar Embong, Hj Md Nozirin Hamzah, En. Fuad, Hj Khairie and Hj Khairuddin

From left - Pakcik Baduwi, Suria, Abang Ngah, my husband, pakcik(I used to call him pakcik) and Hj Ali

Ladies - from left - Kak Zaiton, Kak Zuraida and makcik Noriah

Aishah and Kak Hairon

Soon we headed to City Cafe (about 100 metres away)for our makan-makan and our guests to have a close look of our cafe.

From Right - mak cik Noriah and Kak Zuraida

From right - Hj Ali and En Fuad

From right - Suria and my brother in-law abang ngah

From left - kak Zuraida, Aishah, kak Hairon, En Kamarul, En Fuad, Hj Azhar Embong and Hj Ali

View at the corridor of Rawang Terminal (in front of my Cafe)

In front of City Cafe

Nor Syuhada... needs to rush to Kuala Lumpur Hospital to visit her mother

My Sister - Kak Shidah... she loves me so much and I love her too!

I have no idea on what they are talking about! Kak Zu seems thinking so seriously!

My sister in law - Hjh Rogayah (ngah). She helped me in making the delicious of seri muka and kueh lapis. Thanks a lot!

My husband receiving congratulations from En Fuad. Thanks

Opposite of my cafe are parking lots for buses

Are they quarelling? He.. he.. Long time no see....!!! So many stories to share!

My friend Yusof and his wife Liza and son

Milah and Ain (my Indonesian neighbour) are among my guests

Hj Nozirin and wife kak Eton

My neighbours... enjoy chatting...!!

Asfar (in blue t-shirt) - manager of Ali Maju... invited me for his wedding in Chennai India on the 10 January 2010

Thank you to all and may God bless you guys!