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On my way maa

Friday, November 22, 2013

I've started shopping for new baby quite recently.

Actually it's all started when I went to a facial and the masseur was promoting leesa's formula postnatal set. Since I had the treatment at the spa, there's a 20% discount if I bought the product. I was this close to buy but then halted. Must study this first, I thought.

The next few days was spent on reading reviews and finally I've decided on Tanamera. Firstly I think I could make full use of the products (have started using some actually). During Aaqilah I was on Nona Roguy (love the minyak herba, bau sedap), Natalia was on HPA. OK, I wasn't really concerned on the postnatal set as long as I had one, and both of the sets were specially brought to UK that time. Terima dengan redha. In case of Tanamera, I managed to get that during online promotion.

After that, nothing much purchased, as I always feel that we've got most of the stuffs. To be honest, don't get me started on this because once the list started, I'll end up with what a long one even longer than first time mommies.

So, it's better to have the hospital bag ready first.

The list may yet completes but all I could think so far:

  • Tops (blouses, tshirts)
  • Pants (loose)
  • Kain batik (if I could find where I keep those haha)
  • Maternity/Nursing bras, panties
  • Pairs of socks
  • Camera (make sure fully charged)
  • Handphone and charger/power bank
  • Necessary ointments
  • Toiletteries/Towel 
  •  Sleepsuits
  •  Pampers
  •  Napkins/Swaddle
  •  Mittens/booties
  •  Carseat (namanya alang-alang dah ada ;P)

Stumbled upon aden + anais while I was spending some time off in Mothercare. The logo and packaging look so cute that makes me googling about it straight away. Now whose fault is that when drooling over these cutesies. o.h responded, alaa kita pakai lampin je huhuhuhu

So far the search is still no avail, very hard to find the particular easy swaddle here


year 1 almost ends

Thursday, November 07, 2013

last week was an exam week for aaqilah. we were a bit nervous at first, and the stress level was hiking as we felt aaqilah wasn't ready for her exam. being a stressful mom (very ones) i started my ceramah  and continued blabbering whenever i felt i must to. poor aaqilah..

so a few days before the exam, we have started preparing her with her 2-3 hours per session daily regime. budak tu baru darjah 1 ok. day and night for all subjects. whenever we asked her questions, she became hesitant with her answers and then just simply replied 'i don't know'.

however during the study sessions, questions started to arise. did the learnings were so much fun back then that our parents let us be kids. has the level of education system nowadays increased, thus subjects for standard 1 now become more difficult. or is aaqilah unable to coupe during learning sessions? o.h told aaqilah that he didn't need to study when he was in standard 1-3 and getting 100% was no biggie. all i could recall is, standard 1-3 was quite easy. in order to motivate her, i told aaqilah my favorite subject was mathematics but my english was terrible. her command in english is way better than mine, even natalia speaks english better when i was around their age.

one important question, do we put high expectations on her to always perform? do I put high expectations on her?

a day after her exam finished, o.h told me aaqilah scored 98% for her bahasa, very encouraging. later more results came in, 89% for her maths, B for arabic (around 70++) and 84% for dunia sains. i started to worry again, as i thought if you couldn't get strong A's (90 and above) when you're in standard 1, how will you perform after this?

the answer is always yes. i guess for next year and afterwards, we'll let her being kid of her age but she must abide her responsibity as student, daughter and good muslim. what could be more satisfying than achieving very good results after hard labour?

rumours that i've heard, moms of her classmates complained that the exam was difficult. her friends didn't score either, even their kids told them that the highest score for sains is 80++. err, could it be aaqilah?

let see what her teacher is going to say next week.. jeng jeng jeng

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How time flies

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Aaqilah's first day at new school. I was worried before because she's never been alone in a new environment setting since she went to kindergarden with her cousin. Alhamdulillah, she adjusted well and seems to love the school. Even maa and ayah need to readjust to her new time table =) 

During her first week starting school. FYI this is her first time being sent away to a place totally strange to her. Proud of you Natalia for adjustting yourself within the first 2 weeks, yeayy!! It's like a rollercoaster ride with Natalia and school and I think she quite enjoys herself there.

Aaqilah has started her swimming lesson this year, haaa this pic is not so related. If I could, I wanted to send them to many kind of classes but I guess that can be quite ambitious for parents. If you ask o.h, he'll simply reply, let them kid be kids. Ok one class at a time and it fits Aaqilah and her adventurous nature. Unlike Aaqilah, Natalia tu takut air la. 

The most recent photo of us during a wedding trip in Kuantan. Look at the kids now, how time flies and growing up before your eyes makes me realise that us too have grown up a lot since their arrivals. Being parents teaches me a lot and there's still so many things to learn at the same time. I used to think that we started quite early (being parents at 26 was quite challenging hehe), but looking back at the journey we started nearly 8 years ago is such a humbling and grateful feelings. Seriously when I told o.h I wanted to get married at 25, I simply said without much considerations although I thought the idea is awesome. There and then I got the wish granted ;)


the change course of destiny

Thursday, September 19, 2013

nasi kandar + lunch date + good laugh = seems a perfect combination

tapi itulah dia, kita plan, tuhan tentukan..

plan asal, pickup aaqilah kat sekolah, pickup pijah kat taman jaya near a&w pastu lunch kat satu tempat yang macam nasi ganja kat mbpj nun, last sekali hantar pijah balik wisma rnd. timing pon macam cantik kan.

last minute decision, pickup pijah, pickup aaqilah, lunch, balik tpm. instead of pijah naik lrt hala pergi, kononnya naik hala balik pulak.

the moment aku putuskan untuk tukar plan, secara tak langsung the consequence dan juga outcome berubah. sms dan call pijah tak dapat, aku terus gerak pergi bukit damansara. walaupun dah lambat nearly 15 minit kat sekolah aaqilah, trafik sesak macam waktu budak-budak balik sekolah. takde empty space untuk parking plus hari panas membuatkan hati aku juga panas. sekali aku terlepas cakap, oh aku ni malang. ok, wish granted very soon.

akhirnya aku nampak area kosong nun jauh dari sekolah. ok takdela jauh sangat tapi sila layankan saja citer nih. aku pon tak pernah parking kat area ni, so i drove slowly to park. rasa macam tak cukup rapat dengan tepi jalan so dari penglihatan aku yang memang rendah ni, aku redah aje, sampai tiba2 aku rasakan tayar depan termasuk dalam something hollow. erk alamak, aku try reverse rasa tayar spin. ke depan pun tak dapat, so aku keluar dan check apa jadi. rupanya tayar depan kiri masuk lubang tepi jalan man-man saiz tayar kereta. puh rasa malang kat dahi aku sangat obvious ni. nak nangis pon ada.

aku masuk kereta, cuba untuk calm down dan thanks to smart phone aku google bengkel in the area. macam takde je. masa semakin berjalan so aku rasa better jemput aaqilah dulu dan fikirkan option yang ada. on the way walking back to the car, ada sekumpulan pakcik-pakcik ni aku terasa nak bertanya. derang pon point out nearest bengkel maybe in hartamas area, or bangsar. so aku pon rasa bolehla try call adn elok je nak gerak derang tanya kenapa. apa lagi aku pun terus bukak cerita pasal kereta stuck. sikit lagi rasa nak mengalir air mata memandangkan suara aku dah start bergetar. derang offer nak tengok so apa lagi bagai ngantuk disorongkan bantal aku pun lead the way.

within the next 10 minit kereta pun berjaya keluar dari lubang jalan dengan very minor wrecks, at least pada mata aku la. rim ada kesan calar sikit tapi sekali pandang memang tak perasan. so far driving aku rasa macam ok lagi. dalam keadaan yang sangat down itu, aku memang sangat thankful kerana ada lagi strangers di sekitar yang masih boleh diharapkan pertolongan. out of desperation, i came seeking for help from a group of strangers. hanya Allah saje yang dapat membalas kebaikan pakcik-pakcik tadi, amin..

so lunch nasi kosong dengan ikan goreng berdua dengan aaqilah kat bawah wisma rnd, kes dah lambat dan lauk banyak habis.

what if i stick to the original plan?

what if i managed to meet pijah after plan changed?

what if this, and what if that?

daripada memikirkan kemungkinan, baik aku mengambil tauladan dan pengajaran..

daily life

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

i don't know how the thrills and excitement of blogging went kaput.
it just stopped and that's it.

until today, when i was trying to recall something that i've posted before. there i have it and all of a sudden the excitement and thrills slowly came back. the blog looks clean, all thanks to the white background. although the font looks small, thank God i still have not much problem reading them.

since the last post, i've always felt that nothing much happened and to share. the list of readings has significantly decreased over the years. i wasn't interested in things anymore, i felt that work and family life have consumed most of my energy yang tak seberapa ni. the life itself has become routine, weekend is more like a commitment and to be honest, once in a while not really looking towards it.

sometimes the small things around you make the life much more appreciated and sweeter.

hey hasniza, welcome back and let's enjoy this ride again =)

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