Monday, 30 June 2014

1 Ramadhan

Ya, semalam.

Kali pertama Fahri berpuasa. Semangat tolong ibu buat kuih dengan kakak dan abang. Kejut sahur pun, alhamdulillah bangun.

Habis buat biskut jam 4 petang, tahu-tahu sudah tertidur semua. Ibu pula rehat sekejap tunggu shift memasak jam 5.15 petang. Kemudian kejutkan anak-anak untuk solat Asar.

Tahu-tahu, Fahri menangis disebabkan kelaparan dalam jam 6.00 petang. Abahnya memujuk kata tunggu sebentar lagi 1 jam lebih untuk berbuka. Muka pun sudah masam, monyok. Masa berbuka pun, makan sedikit lepas solat, tidur. Memang penat sangat.

Hari ini, bagi kelonggaran untuk Fahri hendak berpuasa atau tidak. Kejut juga sahur, tapi tengoklah lama mana dia bertahan. Cuaca pun panas.

Teringat berpuasa di UK tahun 2010, kami keluar membeli barang basah di Asda, tahu-tahu Amni dan Fawwaz habiskan sosej di dapur. Bila balik, tidak mengaku langsung ^_^ ..Maklumlah, penat berpuasa 18 jam. Mencabar bukan sebab cuaca, tapi sebab bila keluar, ada aja orang tengah makan.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Report card day

Alhamdulillah..

Biasalah, kalau anak lelaki, kena usaha lebih. Memang masa hendak peperiksaan pertengahan tahun, memang teruk budak-budak ini kena drill dengan emaknya.

Komen cikgu: Fawwaz budak pandai. Kena usaha betul-betul.

Iyalah cikgu, kalau dia usaha lebih sikit memang boleh. English memang banyak kena improve. Bila borak balik dengan cikgu, rupanya ada format yang berubah.

Amni dan Fahri, macam biasa dapat komen rajin. Tiba-tiba Amni dapat Matematik B. Ibunya suspect dia mungkin tidak faham sangat pecahan, memang banyak kali kena ulangkaji.

Balik-balik je tengok Fawwaz ambil gambar keputusan dia. Tahu-tahu dah upload kat Facebook *_*

Monday, 23 June 2014

21 years of friendship


MRSM Pasir Tumboh after 19 years.

Still bengong bengong macam dulu. Batch legend 93/95. Zaman sekolah rumah kedai dan asrama rumah teres.

Alhamdulillah for the 21 years of friendship and good food.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Grand Lexis vacation

After husband was back from umrah (12 days without the husband, which I do not disclose openly due to security reason), we went for a short family vacation at Grand Lexis, Port Dickson from 12 to 14 June. I booked a deluxe suite, and we got quite an irresistible deal which was being offered through our company.

The reason I booked Grand Lexis is because of the private pool. Due to being a woman and a muslimah, I would prefer a private pool for myself and my daughter. And the kids can enjoy themselves swimming in the morning, afternoon and night (yes, the kids swam at night!). And we monitored the kids from the living room.

I do appreciate the private swimming pool concept. It was easy to monitor the kids and we can even monitor them from our bedroom (the view was captured from the bedroom window). The swimming pool is actually quite shallow at 4 ft. Fateh (as usual) was not really that keen with swimming pools. But after the second day, he warmed up to the idea and started to enjoy himself.

Faiq trying to swim :). My sister commented on those bam bam cheeks. Like a well baked kuih pau, I would say.

Swimming at the common pool. There are 3 pools with 1.5 ft, 2.5 ft and 4 ft. The smaller ones enjoyed the 1.5 ft pool because of the playground inside the swimming pool.

Adult cum kids pool at 4 feet. I like the fact that it is not deep and my kids can enjoy themselves.

Went to sleep after tiring himself trying to swim. Now, I should look for a baby swimming class. He is quite an expert at paddling.

With the cousin, who is only 1-month apart at Cheras. My MIL was taking care of Harith since my BIL and his wife went for umrah.

Good morning!

Enjoyed the well deserved break after my brain fizzled the week before with data crunching. And now, I am back in the office. Sigh T_T

As one of my friends said, you are important to the company. Masya' Allah. Everyone played an important role, right?

I would definitely come back here just because of the private pool factor ^_^

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Bersyukur

Beberapa hari lepas ketika singgah di sebuah kedai runcit, aku menyaksikan dua orang kanak-kanak sedang berinteraksi dengan juruwang kedai terbabit. Kanak-kanak itu sedang membawa barang jualan seperti jus dan madu untuk diiklankan kepada juruwang. 2 orang adik beradik lelaki, kukira yang tua berumur dalam 10 tahun dan yang kecil berumur 8 tahun.

Dalam perbualan itu, dapat ditafsirkan bahawa mereka sedang membuat sales pitch agar barangan mereka dapat dijual di kedai terbabit. Bersungguh-sungguh mereka mempromosikan barangan yang dibawa.

Sehari selepas itu, aku mempunyai latihan di bangunan bersebelahan. Lalu dapat kulihat rupanya mereka membuka gerai jualan dengan kakak mereka.

Teringat kisah Rasulullah s.a.w. yang mengembala kambing ketika baginda masih kecil, dan apabila dewasa, menjadi peniaga pula.

Allah, dalam keadaan adik beradik itu membantu keluarga semasa cuti sekolah, mereka mendapat banyak latihan. Anak-anak aku pula selesa di rumah. Moga sentiasa cukup rezeki anak-anak itu dan anak-anak kami di dunia dan akhirat. Cukupkanlah dengan apa yang ada.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Nutmeg @ Bangsar Village


Meeting ex-MRSM friends at Nutmeg, Bangsar Village after a long time. I can't believe how Lynn managed to shed off all the kilos. She looks awesome.

The funny part is, when Suzen and Lynn asked me whether I have finished my confinement period. Err, girls, my baby is already nearing 6 months. *look at THAT adorable face on Lynn's lap*

And thanks to the super baby sitters, I am able to handle my 5 kids while having a proper lunch. I do appreciate the meet ups. I find that my ex-schoolmates are the most trustful bunch of people that I have ever known, and we can talk about anything under the sun. Isn't it amazing? I am not sure why, but these set of friends knows no back stabbing, bad mouthing or any other negative vibes. I am so thankful for them! Now, for our friendship to survive more than 10 years, that is amazing.

Happy belated birthday Ayu and thanks to Suzen for her treats :) *picture is courtesy of Amni the photographer*

Look at the delicious food served. The Egg Benedict, by the look of it, is a must! I know that I should come to taste the Egg Benedict with Salmon (Salmon is ALWAYS my favourite food, yummy!).


Fawwaz has been asking for Lego for his present. I said to wait for Abah first, then we can have a look around. This was triggered by a Lego outlet opposite Borders. Oh, speaking about Borders, it was east to handle the kids since 2 of them went to Borders (I have budding bookaholics in my house) and 2 of them went to Lego.

And yesterday, I was on leave and took my kids (except Faiq, which was sent to the day care) for a movie treat. They choose The Amazing Spiderman 2 to watch.

My kids love it to bits. Now, I tried to campaigned them to watch Maleficent but sadly the boys vetoed against it. Tehee..