Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The one with... here & there in this 2013 fasting month :)

Assalamualaikum and Hi!

Pejam celik pejam celik kejap je dah nak masuk hari2 terakhir bulan Ramadhan ni :(

I’m on another outstation job -- yessss i knowwwww of all the time suddenly it is during this fasting month I have not only one, but TWO outstation jobs. Lucky thang this one is just a 2D1N trip *phew* So it is not so bad. Once in a while it is just me and the whole bed for myself at night pun syiok jugak kan... Hehehe.

So far I have not done much with the Raya preparation. Nak hias2 rumah tu takde lah, anak2 tengah melasak plus ntah, macam takde mood pulak nak buat langsir baru ke tambah benda baru dalam rumah ke
hias itu ke hias ini ke. Nak buat reno some parts of the house sebenarnye tapiiii... taktau lah is it just us that our weekends are always spent on doing house chores and fulfilling social needs? Like weddings, birthday parties, jumpa parents, Khayr’s class, and bumming around the house to re-store energy before Monday comes again. So memang macam tak jumpe pulak masa untuk survey2 ke ape.. Plus bringing out the 2 active boys is no joke – what with nowadays semua tempat crowded semacam je waktu weekend. So rimas dan lemas!

Oh talking about going out with my 2K’s, during the recent weekend finally we were out to do our baju raya hunting. Macam biasa beli yang siap saja just for formality sake nak tangkap family picture on the first day of raya :) So after much deliberation we decided to check-out Pusat Kraf kat Jalan Conlay tu dulu. Lepas2 tu baru ingatkan nak pergi the usual places (read: not Jalan TAR though! haha) like Ampang Park, Ampang Point and last resort – SACC Mall and PKNS Shah Alam. Well, taktau what to expect sebenarnye kat Pusat Kraf tu, more like wanting to instill some raya shopping mood inside us, sebab memang takde keluar2 lagi to shopping malls during this Ramadhan. So mood raya tu memang tada mari lagi, gitu... :D

Plan asalnya of course nak keluar first thing in the morning. Tapi biasa lah kan, gedebuk gedebak dengan Kazim taking a nap nye lagi, sudahnye after Zuhur baru we made move... 

Upon reaching terus rasa, oh myyyy best nye tempat nihhhhh. Spacious, ada aircond, and ada fitting room untuk try2 baju. The 2K’s memang so happy berlari2an.. and within 2 hours we were done with our shopping! Haha. Jumpe yang berkenan terus tak fikir panjang, tawar menawar sket then terus beli sajo! I have no more the luxury to “ohhh ok ok takpe Kak, saya jalan2 dulu tengok tempat lain, nanti saya datang sini balik”... Heh, nehi nehi. Suka, try, sedap pakai, reasonable price, zassss beli terus.

Kali ni hangin ape melanda saje try jubah skali macam ehhhh suka pulak. Sebab selalu kurang yakin sikit sebab aspek ketinggian tuh hahaha. Tapi tu lah, with jubah I’m gonna have that difficulty to feed Kazim nanti. Suami dengan senang hati nye telah mencadangkan supaya pakai seluar track kat dalam siap2. Hahahaha hape dia ingat ni zaman skolah pakai baju sukan siap2 underneath baju kurung sebab senang tak tukar masa kelas pendidikan jasmani nanti? Hahahaha. Dush dush!
Yang mana satu idaman kalbu? =)
Anyway dah nama pun Pusat Kraf kan so dia banyak promote batik2 including batik crepe. Maybe SO yesterday to some of you, but to me, lantak lah guwe dah berkenan and suami pun approves :)

Oh there’s this one time kan, I was busy checking out on Kerol trying on a baju melayu. The shop was next to a stage where this nasyid group Nowseeheart was performing some nasyid songs with a bunch of kids (who were supposed to sing together I think). Skali dalam busy2 tu slowly I saw Kazim sort of self-invited himself to the stage! Hahaha.. So funnyyyyy. And not only that, he’s happily dancing some more! :’) Haihhhh la adik oh adik... Managed to video it sekejap... Hehehe.. Can't stop laughing everytime I view it!

So yeah, after we were done, bought the bubur lambuk sold at one of the stalls there and fed the kids. Thought of wanting to check out Ampang Park but harus lah mendapat jawapan seperti “Eh nak beli ape
lagi? Bukan dah settle ke?”.. Sheeshhh jalan2 window shopping pun tak boleh kah? Errr tapi sebenarnye I know the answer already, anak2 ni nak campak mana. Diorang dah hampir boring dah kot kan... Nak mengundang amukan tarzan sila lah teruskan activity berjalan2 tu kan.. Hehehe.. Balik rumah terus and berbuka kat rumah my parents, so happy! =)

Found this at the Pasar Ramadhan in Setiawangsa, so happy! RM2 la tapi, nasib baik sodap...
Baju budak2 tak jumpe lagi sebenarnya.. Nanti lah nak check out at Bak and Omar Ali, they both now have branches kat area Gombak nun. Hopefully ada yang berkenan with the colour that we want. Nervous jugak kali ni nak ambek gambar family, can my kids especially Kazim duduk diam nanti? Most probably will have
to umpan with iphone butttt mesti tak pandang camera kan?

During the shopping time - adik had to be distracted with gadget. And yeah I know they both SO in need of a haircut kan? Hehehe

Last few days boring2 I did actually scroll back my last year entries to read on how we survived fasting month – as in, berbuka sahur semua macamane kan? Skali tengok2 I did not write much pun about
it. Sebab seriously I can’t recall how did we go through it. And for that reason, I want to write a bit about it so that next year it will be easier for me to remember. 

So berbuka time, during working days we will do it either at my parents house or at my in-laws. Sahur pulak, we had this arrangement with my mom's neighbor who is a caterer to prepare for us. In fact, normal months pun memang our dinner during working days was done under similar arrangement. So masa bulan puasa, instead of dinner, it was for our sahur. In the morning masa drop kan Kazim at my parents we will drop our mangkuk tingkat at her place, then balik kerja nanti pick up. Masa weekend pulak, I'll cook for our sahur =) *flex biceps* hehehe.. Both my husband and I, we need nasik during sahur to sustain during the day.

Firs time masak paprik..

And first time masak nasik ayam! =)

And few other dishes.. I know this is lame but this is definitely my personal achievement, before2 ni macam tak terdaya nak masak2 ni semua.. Especially for sahur kan. And by now you should know that cooking is not my forte so I am definitely proud of myself =)

Ok back to work now. There'll be no more outstation job after this so not sure when will I have the time to update next :P Ucapan hari raya lah kot nanti ek? Hehe.. Can't wait to go back to KL this evening.. The one thing about being away from Kazim that I hate the most is.... the lump! Urghhhh hate it! Tried to get it subsided this morning but it was a total failure. It was only one night so I don't understand whyyyy I have a blockage. In.desperate.need.of.Kazim !!!

Till later~*

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Somebody was not very pleased that Mama was away for a while :')

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The one with... just a lil update :)

The blog has been abandoned for quite a while – all thanks to the busy schedule (what else is new?) and the comfort of mini-blogging via other means of social media – facebook, twitter, and instagram! :)

Anyway, I am currently on an outstation job. So to kill time in between typing reports and reviewing documents, I might as well blog. It helps to melupakan kesedihan merindui anak2 too! Sobs Sobs.

So today is the 8th day of Ramadhan, Alhamdulillah I have not skipped any yet. Unlike the last 4 years – pregnant Khayr, bf kan Khayr, pregnant Kazim, bf kan Kazim whereby I took up the rukhsah granted for us who are able to fast but with hardship. I skipped once in every 3-4days of fasting, just to make sure my body gets to rest 1 day before it is fit enough to continue back with fasting.

I am still fully breastfeeding Kazim (Alhamdulillah) but I suppose he is already 1y5m now so his reliance on breast milk is a lot lesser compared to during his 1st year of life. So macam it gets easier. Speaking of which, I have unlocked yet another personal achievement! Khayr was fully breastfed until he was 1y5m when I decided to wean him off during my 3rd month of pregnancy with Kazim. And now Kazim has reached 1y5m, I do not see any reason to wean him off as yet (nope, not planning to get pregnant anytime soon :P) so I might as well continue kan? Hope I get to reach the recommended milestone of 2years with Kazim! :)

Kazim, hmmm where should I start with him :) He is getting cheekier now with his kerenah yang macam2. He will dance / act to these nursery rhymes – Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle2 Little Star and Head Shoulders Knees & Toes. He can say and point to – cat, dog, bird, fish, ball, aircond, lampu, kipas, bobot (robot), duck, sun, moon, and star. He recognises almost all of his family members so he will point to that person accordingly when being asked to. He knows some of his body parts – eyes, gigi, head, lidah, and mouth. I lost count at how many gigi he has now – I think gigi atas 4, gigi bawah 5, 2 geraham atas, 2 geraham bawah and more are coming. If you say ‘no’ and ‘syhhhh’  to him, he will do the same right back to you. He loves to eat fruits. Well, he loves eating basically. But kalau time taknak makan tu, hmmmpphhh tak payah lahhh paksa2. Buat sakit hati je hehehe cause he will lock his lips and even shove the food out using his tongue. He can now jadik kawan bergaduh dengan abang dia, like he knows how to take toys from his elder brother and even terkam abang dia hahaha. Kadang2 tu Khayr yang banyak nangis ketewasan.

Khayr pulak, he is able to converse with us now. Kadang2 membebel macam orang tua :) And of course, he is now at that stage of never ending ‘why this why that what is this what is that’ *lap peluh*. He progresses well with his play class. Initially kan he is in that parent-accompanied type of class. But now he has been moved to the drop-off type. We can just leave him at the door and said “Ok bye2 Khayr kejap lagi mama and abah datang balik”.. :) Kadang2 ada jugak yang dia buat perangai nak having me around in the class together with him, but usually for a while je sebab bila dah warm up biasalah, mama dia takde pun dia tak perasan :p And during my off day on Friday, whenever I have time I will bring him to the art class and he seems to enjoy it so much! Hmm another progress that I am actually quite pleased with is, I am so happy that he can recite alif,ba,ta till ya, baca doa makan, and also al-fatihah. All this thanks to my MIL, coz my MIL teaches kids to mengaji and Khayr will tag her along in the evening. So it comes with such a benefit alhamdulillah.

Hmm ok lah, kemengantukan yang tidak dapat dibendung lagi. Took the first flight out today, so pukul 2.30 pagi dah bangun – masak kan lauk for the kids, packing, prepare ape2 yang patut to make hubs life easier during my absence, bersiap2 mandi semua, sahur, and cab pun sampai to take me to the airport.
Till later! Eh but as usual of course some photos of the kiddos before I end this entry :)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The one with... Ramadhan 1434H


Ramadhan datang lagi. May all of us get to reap the myriad of benefits offered during such holy month.

My feelings every time comes Ramadhan are always best explained by these lyrics from that song 'Harapan Ramadhan..'.

Ku mengharapkan Ramadhan
Kali ini penuh makna
Agar dapat kulalui
Dengan sempurna

Selangkah demi selangkah
Setahun sudah pun berlalu
Masa yang pantas berlalu
Hingga tak terasa ku berada
Di bulan Ramadhan semula

Puasa satu amalan
Sebagaimana yang diperintahNya
Moga dapat ku lenturkan
Nafsu yang selalu membelenggu diri
Tiada henti-henti

Tak ingin ku biarkan Ramadhan berlalu saja
Tuhan pimpinlah daku yang lemah
Mengharungi segalanya dengan sabar
Kita memohon pada Tuhan diberikan kekuatan
Ku merayu pada Tuhan diterima amalan

Selangkah demi selangkah... 
Dengan rahmatMu oh Tuhanku... 
Ku tempuh jua

Selamat berpuasa, selamat bersahur, selamat berbuka, dan selamat beribadah! :)