Friday, January 30, 2015

Yesterday was like a 'breakthrough' for Pearlista Hair Salon.
We did away with the conventional and tried to 'up' our game by being adventurous.

Eh jap...Wait.....Correction.

More like, the customers that come to us are like so hip and happening we have to keep up with them!
They are so trendy we also have to act like we are like them.

"You can do like this kind of hair?"

US: Yeah sure! Of course! Can one!
(Dalam hati...Ya Allah! Semoga dipermudahkan. Amin! Bismillah banyak banyak.)

When we say hip and happening Pearlistas, we mean it.
Those who without having to think twice and tell us, "I rimas. I want to cut really short."
Tadaaaaaa! Loving your pixie, Pearlista Nurul!

Those who wanna play with colours and say, "Got turqoise, green, blue dyes?"

Tried we did smalam, mixed our available halal dye colours..... and the result is just so...susah la nak describe. You all see la for yourself.

Thanks for the trust Pearlista Izzati!

PS: To attain this colour, my stylists have to assess your hair ok. Whether texture ok to go through bleaching etc. :)

But there are also Pearlistas who just want to come to be pampered with the thorough shampooing/conditioning/Argan/Creambath treatment done by our stylists.
Yes even mini Pearlistas it seems. -_-

Like a mother, my heart is swelling.
Mad proud of my stylists.
Alhamdulillah for them.

Powerpuff Pearls

We are slowly getting the hang of operating a business.
As in a managing a proper business.
Sometimes it gets abit overwhelming.
Ya la appointments made through my phone somemore.

And this 97248866 hotline has been so berjasa to me with real estate matters too.
Only now when I answer calls, I would get, "Hello. Ini Pearlista eh?"

Appointments are made via this phone. Through whatsapp.
And when I am occupied with property matters and Pearlista related whatsapps start pouring in, that's the tricky part.

Really don't want interested Pearlistas to feel upset..."Eh aku msg dia...dia dah baca abih tak reply seh si Nura J ni. Biadaps."

Usually I'll reply but there were times when super nice Pearlistas gave me a gentle reminder like, "Hi so sorry to bother you but did you get my message?"
More like I should be the one apologising.

So I sat down with E and told him this cannot go on.
I cannot have people feeling segan to give me reminders and I cannot go on overlooking important messages and worse, double booking appointment slots.
Sorry Mira, Maia and Nana! :(

For the past three months, I have been doing the traditional way of slotting in appointments.
Using a book.

Ah ah buku hutang. Lol.

Everytime a Pearlista intends to book appointment slots, I'll be flipping the pages.
Ya la 1 page 1 date mah.
Part flipping ni leceh.

So my mom came to my place the other day....she witnessed my struggle....
"Ma, how to make this easier? I really can't stand the flipping!"

She quietly took Nyla's drawing paper. Dah tak pakai punya cos my mom, she memang suka recycle. Haha. By the way, nice try with the sketching of Booo, Nyla. Maybe you should just stick to making handicrafts and not drawing. Hehehe.

Front page
 And my mom used this other side and created her very own template like this.

Which is like really really easy for me.

E: So you carry this drawing block paper everywhere eh?
Me: Ya la! Senang tau! No need to flip flip!

I think he see me also he kesian....he got to work with the online booking system.
And it is up!
I shouldn't be loudhaling about Pearlista's website now because there are like....erm....spelling errors which have been kindly spotted by Teacher Pearlista Rozaleen!
Hehe. Thanks sis for the psssstttttttt.

Grammatical errors jangan cakap la.
So we have corrected them but final changes can only be finalised by next week.
So you grammar/spelling nazis, pls be patient and bear with the errors. I know very sakit mata punya. Sabar k!

I think I just launch la the website because it is really going to make things easier for both you and me.
You don't need to whatsapp me and worse, wait for my reply regarding confirmation of your slot.

So here it is Pearlistas!

If you wanna know our services.....price list....combo deal and most most importantly, booking of appointments, the website is PEARLISTA.NET

We say bye bye to buku hutang and hellllloooooo online booking! Yeeehaaaaa.
February slots are filling up fast. Thank you ladies.
We don't open on Sundays. Our Saturdays are fully booked right up to end March. Thank you again!
So if you want to secure your slot, pls book fast.

If you intend to book more than 1 slot (let's say your geng also want to come along), got to do it one by one k.  
Korang ni nak short cut je la. Hehe!

Thank you E and Siangko for this!
 Fabulous Friday you alls.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just ramblings....

Just feel like doing random ramblings if you don't mind.

Nyla is in Primary 4 right now and she has been coming home with homework. Sometimes light...Sometimes heavy...Sometimes none. (Much to her (and mommy's) joy!
Am not complaining about her bringing back homework though.
Back when I was teaching, I assign homework every day to my Foundation pupils because that is usually the only time they will sit and revise.
To them, study = homework.

You know things just keep on getting tougher in Singapore.
Homework is just not enough.
You need to revise too. Gasp.

With Nyla, it is really minimal revision. Minimal but consistent.
Once she has settled homework, I'll let her rest abit and then we revise a bit.
When I say abit it is really a bit. Like 15-20 mins per subject.
Have been doing this with Nyla since she was in Primary 1 so it works for the both of us.
Just that now, the load is heavier so the 15-20 mins sometimes get stretched. 

Like yesterday,
She brought home 'double digit' multiplication homework.
Mak Ai. She only just grasped 'factors and multiples' and now this.

Then was speaking to Shikin over the phone just now how frustrated I was with Nyla because she hasn't memorised the times table.

Me: Babe. Frustrating seh. Nyla still needs her fingers to skip count! Not like me man. You give me 6X8, I STRAIGHTWAY can give you answer 48! (Siap with kening naik naik all!)

Shikin: BAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAAH. Wah kirakan lu pandai ah. Babe, lu how old, she how old? 

Me: Ye tak ye eh babe.

Shikin: Ya la you ah.....Aku sec 1 seh baru master times table.

Me: SEC 1 eh?!!!

Sec 1 to master times table abit too long kan sister???? LOL!

Well anyway, as usual la, I'll just keep to Nyla's pace la. In shaa Allah ok.


Yesterday, I was out during the day and Nyla called me.

Nyla: Mommy ok ok relax, I will do my homework at 4pm but I want to do slime first can?
(Opening line dear hebat kan. Macam wow so responsible!)

Me: Ok.

I reached home at 5pm. Yeah rumah dah macam Science lab with all the slime and Nyla dengan selamba je greeted me, "HI MOMMY! See my slime!"

Me: Homework done?

Dengan lintang pukang member, "OH SH*&! (????!!!!!!)  Ok I do now."

One, am pleased she didn't do a "Later la, mommy."
Two, I hope from yesterday onwards she will keep to her own promise made.
We will see.

Sigh... Dah upload gambar ni macam rindu pulak kan. (Thank you to my client, sis Farhana for the tudung!)
This Nyla can be pretty mischievous sometimes but most times she's a darling.
At night before she goes to sleep, she will ask me, "Mommy you want  me to massage?"
Most times I will take up her offer.

Got one time.

I actually fell asleep while she was massaging me. Yes she's that good.
Sempat mimpi lagi.
Dreamt I was being massaged.
And I asked the therapist in that super short dream, "How long did you take the course?"
I must have talked out loud in my sleep cos Nyla answered, "Mommy! What course?! What are you talking about?"

Then I shared la this funny story to my mom thinking she will laugh too.
But nope.

"You buat budak tu urut sampai terlelap kin!!!! Kesian Nyla. Mesti lama urut. Dengan kali jangan. Kasi dia tidur. Budak tu sekolah pagi."


Monday, January 19, 2015

Girl or Boy?

Nyla is assuming (and firmly believing) that she will be getting a brother.
In shaa Allah! Amin Amin Amin!
Honestly, girl or boy, as long as healthy.
Amin Amin Amin!

Back to Nyla...
To the point she has never addressed this baby as 'she' la...'her' la.... and obviously 'sister'.
From the very beginning.

Me: She's probably going to have curly hair like you last time, Nyla!

How adorable is this????!!!!!!!!! Ma shaa Allah!

Nyla: He, you mean.

Ok boys and curly hair don't really go (time kecik cute, but teenage wise, good luck with styling!)

E: Say, when your sister arrives, you have to be responsible and show good example, Nyla.

Nyla: Brother la daddy.

And whenever someone judges the gender by the shape of my tummy and tells me,"Another girl!"...Nyla will surely say to me, "Nope she's wrong."

So we finally sat her down and went "What's up babe?"

Nyla: I want to be the only granddaughter.
Me: But you're not. Daddy's side has both grandsons and granddaughters.
Nyla: Ya but I still have chance to be the only one on YOUR side. Tok daddy says that I am his favourite granddaughter.
E: He says that cos you're the only one what.

So we slow talked to her and prepared her but at the same time she also negotiated and told us to just assume we will be getting a boy until the detailed scan's revelation.
I kept my word as per seen in this message about 2 months ago.

Last part made me LOL at the hospital.
Nyla is just so hilarious I cannot take it sometimes.
Dia very adamant kan about the boy part. Persistent.

Baby ain't out yet, but already she is showing a lot of love and responsibility.
No no, she's not the mushy mushy kind, will rub my tummy and coo "Alaaaa cayang cayang" all.
She aint like that.

If she sees me carrying stuff, she will say, "Come pass me. I carry."
Never mind that her body will tilt sideways because the load can be heavy for her.
Then at night, she will remind me to take my vitamins and if I say I'm sleepy, like a nagging mother, she will say,"I don't know what to say la Mommy. Up to you la." 
Works everytime because I'll head to the kitchen immediately.

Speaking of kitchen, friends and families have been advising me to eat more.
And so I cultivated the habit of eating small meals constantly like every 2-3 hours kind to the point E is getting a lil correction...annoyed.

Me: Hungry ah.
E: But you baru makan tadi!!!!
Me: Ya but dah 2 jam pe.
Nyla: Ya daddy, mommy needs to eat. (Told you, she's good. My lawyer.)

Now that everything is back to routine for most people with families back from back to school, I've been occupied with real estate appointments, viewings and presentations. Nyla seldom follows me around because now that she's in P4, she comes home late weekdays and she really loves home sweet home.
More like she wanna do crafts whenever she's free.

I will be lying to you if I say I'm not tired.
I pant quite easily now.
Padahal tak naik tangga pon.
So every opportunity I get to sit, I sit.
Once am in the car, I will lie down....or take selfie. Bahahaha.

Really don't know whether it's pembawaan budak or maybe it has been 3 years I've been in real estate, but I feel like my patience is running thin with co broke agents who get to me.

Like yesterday, a co broke agent brought his buyers for viewing. He's a nice chap ok.
It's just me.

So I'm supposed to handle the viewing and show his buyers around the home I'm marketing.

Some agents, niat dorang baik, they will just take the lead and handle the viewing la.
But yesterday when he tried to do that, I flipped la.
Like, no way I'm gonna stand like some tongok and watch you present MY house.
Over protective kan.

"BRO, I HANDLE CAN? THANKS YA!" And I pulled his buyer's hand, "Come I show you..."
Dengan hidung kembang kuncup all. Lol.
Alina also gave me a "Whats up sister look?" but nope I was so so so into my role of a seller's agent no one can interfere.
Strange. Now, as I looked back, macam funny pulak.

Alright, got to stop now and answer this important enquiry.

Ok ok I know. Battery HP low. Tengah charging pe. Hehehehe.
Make your Monday rock korangs.
Any enquiry feel free to call or SMS or whatsapp 97248866.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Ok I know I haven't blogged for a long time but I am here now so takmo tsk tsk tsk with me k.

First things first, I am still a real estate agent. Just finished assessing myself as a realtor for year 2014. Looking forward to more exciting stuff ahead. Stay tuned. Thanks E for the role of reporting officer and evaluating me.

Also 3 of us have 'renewed contract' to work as a team again this year. Really over 3 years, we have seen one another's bests and worsts. So here's to many more bests! Amin.

Pls follow us on Instagram if you have not.

I have never imagined myself to own a hair salon but I guess this has been part of Allah SWT's plan for me and I can never thank HIM enough for this and allowing me to contribute a bit to the Muslimah community. Alhamdullilah.

3rd month in operation and the support has been very overwhelming.
The Pearlistas who have come visit us have been way too kind and generous with their honest reviews. Everytime it just makes us wanna do even better. Thank you ladies for the encouragement. You ladies also rock BIG time. Gerek abis.

Alright, time to settle my property clients' issues now. The to do list is here so that I can work on them like NOW.

1) Translation of payslip required by HDB.
2) Rental unit of a buddy of mine. Heads up to you all first; Blk 466 Segar Road. 5 room. Fully furnished. High Floor. 2k possible. Super nice landlords and am not saying this because she's my gf.
3) Another buddy is also considering to sell her 4 rm unit.
4) Settle with 3 bankers. Ongoing processing of loans for 3 buyers who are going to exercise option soon.
5) Existing listings. Some taking a bit too long to sell my heart is always beating fast when I think of them. (You feel me fellow agents?)

Later still got to fetch Nyla from school some more. My fault la never pay for her school bus so she ain't allowed on the school bus. Lol. Kesian sey kena reject. Hehe. (By the way, Mom, if you're reading this, I paid already so takmo nagging pls.)

"Mak eh dulu tak pernah buat kerja gini. Anak anak punya hal selalu Mak settle cepat cepat."

Ok Mom. I get it.

Babes, it has been a long while and you're here reading my entry. Thank you. I will try my best to keep up with more entries.