Thursday, 24 July 2014

The one with... the 2K's...

It has been a while since I last updated about them boys. Time flies, look at how fast they have grown up to be! My first born is already 4y5m and his little brother is now 2y5m.

An evening at the park. One of the must-haves activities for these active kiddos to channel out their energy (which often resulted in us the parents being all drained instead. Heh).

Such a sight to look at :) Khayr is already attending a mengaji class and alhamdulillah he's absorbing things quite well. And with that, his little brother also indirectly gets to learn too because Khayr will teach what he has learnt at school + mengaji class to his little brother, and amazingly Kazim picks things quite fast :)

They love swimming pool and sandy beaches.

Making ice-cream together.

Preparing their own breakfast - the nutella spread sandwich.
The results.. and the mess :)
Then... till recent. Sigh. Don't grow up so fast kids!

This morning on my way to send Khayr to his Tok Ma's house, suddenly a Hari Raya song was played on the radio. Then suddenly Khayr asked me.

Khayr: Mama, besok dah raya ke mama?
Me: Belum lagi. Lagi 3 hari. On Monday. Today is Thursday.
Khayr: Hmmm... Maksudnye, Khayr pergi school. Balik. Tidur, then besok raya?
Me: (hahaha okeyyyy he still can't appreciate number of days despite knowing numbers AND the 7 days of the week.. hmm macamana nak explain nih?). Ohhh takkk.. Bukan besok, kan mama cakap lagi 3 hari. So lagi 3 kali.. harini tidur, besok bangun, tidur, bangun, tidur, bangun, tidur, haaa then Raya.
Khayr: Mama ni ape la bangun tidur bangun tidur. Mama kan kena pergi kerja.
Mama: (okey I better rest my case hahaha aiyaiyaiiii).

Kids say the darnedest things huh? Maybe I should start writing as and when the kids say the funniest things now that they talk a lot, so that we can all laugh about it in years to come.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The one with... cuti cuti raya 2014

Tinggal 4 hari je lagi nak puasa. While its definitely sad that Ramadhan month is ending, but at the same time its also exciting that Syawal month is approaching! :)

As someone having no kampung to balik to, somehow it has been a 'must' pulak for us the families to plan for some holiday activities during Hari Raya.

In 2011 we went to the Perhentian Island - read here.

And in 2013 we managed to do a last minute planning to go to Felda Residence in Sungkai, Perak :) - read here.

So this year we plan to go for a beach holiday and we have been discussing about it since the past 2 months. Hehehe. Semangat nih semangattttt. 

First of course its the creation of the family's whatsapp group chat - Cuti Cuti Raya 2014. Then followed with the few meetings :)

The 1st meeting to survey on the location and understand everyone's budget

2nd meeting - to agree on the location and proceed with booking

Anddddd finally last week we have made the full payment and our booking was confirmed!

And my sister Liana was before this being down and sad tak dapat join sebab cuti at the hospitals dibekukan, but somehow finally informed us yesterday that thank God, she now can join us so yeayyy!

yeayyy cukup semua orang, alhamdulillahhh..

Nowwwww its down to final meeting shortly.

Cant wait! Semoga dipermudahkan, selamat pergi dan pulang... Aminnnn.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The one with... too good to be true :)

Now that I've got my break-the-ice entry kicking yesterday, here's another entry to keep the ball rolling :)

Siapa2 yang ada instagram account kan, please feel free to go to this preloved page my friend and I created -

We have preloved shawls and clothing items for toddlers - boys and girls which are still in good condition up for grab :)

Oh and yesssss to all grammar nazis out there, chill.. the insta username was purposely put that way with the play of words for the obvious reason - too good to be TRUE, hence THREW.. Geddit geddit?

Happy browsing!

Monday, 21 July 2014

The one with... bite size of current life.

In the midst of busyness at work, suddenly I have this sudden urge of wanting to update my blog. Its like, gosh, rindu gila please nak membebel kat sini. Rindu jotting down what is happening in life, especially in the life of my growing kids so that I have something to read and reflect back in years to come.

Where do I start pun taktau. Rasa macam banyak sangat nak update. But time is limited. I can only write so much coz I seriously need to be back at work. It is the last working week before the Raya week so I better clear what is supposed to be cleared or otherwise... [fill in the blank] :P

Speaking of Raya week, cepat je masa berlalu kan. Tau2 we are already in the final week of Ramadhan. Tahun ni Raya we didn't really splurge on Raya stuff. Not that before2 this we splurged lah kan.. I mean, no fancy smancy Raya preparation other than the basic needs - baju raya for us, for the kids, and raya cookies. Mostly are bought - but just those favourite ones only like choc chip, popiah simpul, and perhaps I will make honey cornflakes (ntah bila nak buat ntah kan haha). Every year I've been looking for a good supplier for that kuih called 'lidah buaya' or 'kuih tiram', yang macam kerepek tepung bergula tu kan, but to no avail. Hmmm.

As for the kids, baju raya diorang I've been buying since last 2 months already. Hehe. Beli sikit2 mana2 ada jumpe yang berkenan. Baju melayu diorang alhamdulillah jumpa jugak yang berkenan at a very last hour. Itupun after we found mine first. Lepas beli mine, terus teringat kat FV website ade baju melayu from that brand Zayn&Zayd yang can match the colour of my baju kurung. Skaliiii sang suami tak approve daaa. Too funky schmunky katanya. Say whaaaaat. Kids kan, harus lah nothing wrong with it patutnye kan (says me). But hubs seems to think that its too far off from norma2 kehidupan baju melayu yang sepatutnye. Heh. And then I found out about this brand called 'Kecheek' thank God hubs approved it and they had the colour of our choice. Yippie! And we had a good time getting the kids to try the baju melayu. Surprisingly this year they were being very cooperative :) It was so much fun looking at how happy they were especially si Kazim. And Khayr lagi lah, hari2 tanye bila nak raya.. I suppose he's becoming more aware and appreciative of the the meaning of Hari Raya celebration :)

*Saje letak in black and white konon2 surprise laaa theme colour for this year.. Hehehe*

Actually our whole attire nanti takde la matching2 to the dot.. Just ada laaa here and there bits and pieces warna tu macam serumpun. Serumpun?? Hahaha that's the only word I can think of right now. Coz its definitely not sedondon. Kira warna2 tu mesra laaa can blend in together. You get what I mean? :P

Before I end my entry (banyak lagi nak type but I better stop now), I also would like to have it documented here in my blog the achievement I had this year - masak (MORE THAN BEFORE, that is :P) sahur nasi with lauk for both of us weehoo! (hashtag ibadahtakperlucerita)

Okie dokie thats all for now. The break the ice entry, for many more entries to come (hopefully!)~*


By chance I got to listen to that song InsyaAllah from Maher Zain this morning, and AllahuAkbar, the lyrics are really spot on given the situation us Muslims are facing now. Gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. Lets us all have faith people, cause...

Andainya kau rasa tak berupaya
Hidup sendirian tiada pembela
Segalanya suram
Bagai malam yang kelam
Tiada bantuan tiada tujuan

Janganlah berputus asa
Kerana Allah bersamamu
Insya Allah Insya Allah Insya Allah
Ada jalannya
Insya Allah Insya Allah Insya Allah
Ada jalannya