Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Multiplying the LOVE

I think the pregnancy hormones this time round is slightly more overwhelming. I get emotional easily and I cry alot more over silly little things. So i'm now at 36 weeks. The waiting game has somewhat begun. I'm nervous about having to share my time, attention and love between Ashayr and another little person. Will I be able to cope? Will I be able to handle two little boys at one go? What if I turn out to be biased? Like I'll spend more time with the baby than with Ashayr? Tak nakkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!

Ashayr is such an amazing toddler. He fills my life up with so much joy and happiness. For now, he is the sunshine of the family.



Will the second baby be a happy baby just like him? Or otherwise? I'm worried. I really don't know how he will turn out. It's like a surprise in a box. You don't know what the present is, or whether you'll like it or not, until it comes out of the box. Right? Of course I pray for an easy and happy baby, but they say, no two child are alike. So, we'll see how laaaaaa...

The baby things at home are all settled. Most of Ashayr's baby clothes are in excellent condition. In fact, I only bought 4 new outfits for the baby. Kesian kan? But i'd rather be more practical than to splurge on something that he will outgrow pretty fast. Technically, we are ready to welcome the second one, anytime.

Anyway, the point of this entry is to share my feelings with mothers expecting their second child. I think it's normal to feel this uncertainty and nervousness, kan? Well I came across this beautiful poem over the internet.. about loving TWO. After reading it, I cried... Macam tengok cerita sedih gitu.. Gembeng habis lah Nona! Oh wells.

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Loving Two


I walk along holding your 2-year-old hand, basking in the glow of our magical relationship. Suddenly I feel a kick from within, as if to remind me that our time alone is limited. And I wonder: how could I ever love another child as I love you?
Then he is born, and I watch you. I watch the pain you feel at having to share me as you’ve never shared me before.
I hear you telling me in your own way, “Please love only me”. And I hear myself telling you in mine, “I can’t”, knowing, in fact, that I never can again.
You cry. I cry with you. I almost see our new baby as an intruder on the precious relationship we once shared. A relationship we can never quite have again.
But then, barely noticing, I find myself attached to that new being, and feeling almost guilty. I’m afraid to let you see me enjoying him, as though I am betraying you.
But then I notice your resentment change, first to curiosity, then to protectiveness, finally to genuine affection.
More days pass, and we are settling into a new routine. The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast.
But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared, just we two. There are new times – only now, we are three. I watch the love between you grow, the way you look at each other, touch each other.
I watch how he adores you – as I have for so long. I see how excited you are by each of his new accomplishments. And I begin to realize that I haven’t taken something from you, I’ve given something to you. I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you.
I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are, but equally strong. And my question is finally answered, to my amazement. Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you – only differently.
And although I realize that you may have to share my time, I now know you’ll never share my love. There’s enough of that for both of you – you each have your own supply.
I love you – both. And I thank you both for blessing my life.
Author Unknown

So the point is, this whole parenting thing is an experience, each parent has to go through.. Yes we can read as much as we want from books and all, but it's the hands on experience that makes it more worth the while..
I need to understand that LOVE does NOT divide..

 LOVE MULTIPLIES. :)

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Dear little one in my tummy,

I promise to love you as much as I love your brothers.. I promise to shower with with just as much attention and care. I promise to raise you as a good son who will eventually grow to be my hero. InShaaAllah. Meanwhile, please get ready to come out. Don't take too long like Abang Ashayr ok. Hu hu hu. =P

I'm so excited to welcome, hug and kiss you. Really.

 Love,
 Mama

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Monday, September 2, 2013

"Think Good. Feel Good. Do Good."

Oh hello 35 weeks. The final stretch! Can’t help it but to feel nervous yet very much excited on the arrival of this little one. Ashayr came out at 41 weeks and I hope this one won’t take that long.. hu hu hu. Fatigue is kicking in. Walking or shall I say, waddling, becomes challenging. Tapi takpe, I shall enjoy this feeling while it lasts. :)

Ok so Syawal has been VERY low key. I’m always too exhausted. The maximum number of houses covered each day = 3! Yes. 3 only. Mak tak larat. And to those who invited my family and I over and we didn’t make it, soooooo sorry! Dari hujung rambut sampai hujung kaki. But this waddling Mak Buyong just wants to sit or lie down and rest most of the time.

Work has been kind. Alhamdulillah. Life has been alright. Alhamdulillah. My husband has been an awesome partner, especially throughout this second pregnancy, ALHAMDULILLAH.
For now, all I pray for is a smooth delivery of a healthy baby. Tu je. InShaaAllah. :)

Here are some random raya pictures. Heh heh heh.
















Been wanting to write something inspiring… Especially about things happening around me.. Tentang perasaan hasad dengki.. Like people having negative thoughts of others or being all green eyed over those who seem to be doing very well and have more than some others.

I get irked when I see green eyed statuses on FB.. Macam “Alaaa.. Dia tu memang show off.. Nak lebih je dari orang..”  Please la. Biarlah si dia tu show off. Ikut suka hati dia. The more you write about him, just says so much about your character. Lagipun, kalau nak tegur atau menyindir secara sopan, ada caranya… Personally, I feel that it takes alottttt to be upset or jealous. Why waste that energy on something negative?

I suppose it’s fair for me to say that many times if you are having negative thoughts, you begin to feel negative, then it becomes harder to change the kind of thoughts you have because the negative thoughts are actually giving you a negative attitude, right?

Then, as the negative feelings grow, you become absorbed in feeling negative.. and soon as your attitude changes, your mind becomes filled with sad or depressing thoughts. Buat penat je kan, depressed sorang2 tak tentu pasal.. Like you’ll feel sad for yourself and your life.. Buat ape??? Buang current je..

This “jealous-terhadap-orang-yang-ada-lebih-dari-kita” attitude is a back and forth situation because your mind is in tune with your feelings and your feelings affect your thoughts. We all need to focus on controlling our thoughts which in turn makes it possible to change our feelings with own own thoughts. Ada faham? Jadi kalau kita fikir yang baik-baik tentang orang tu, InShaaAllah kita pun akan rasa yang baik-baik je..  Kalau kita nampak orang yang ada lebih dari kita in every sense, just say Alhamdulillah, itu rezeki dia.. Semoga Allah juga berikan yang setimpal buat diri kita.. Mudah-mudahan.. Can? ;)

Heh. Ok. This seems a bit too much. But, tell you ah, sometimes I cannot tahan the negativity on FB. Macam chill ah.. You hate this.. You hate that.. You hate the government.. Tapi duit GST nak? So macam mana tu? =P

Let’s practice “think good, feel good and do good.” Seriously, the world will be a better place for you. One step at a time. 

Ok lah. Till my next entry. God knows if I’ve popped by then or not. Anyway, thank YOU for taking the time to read this. And, pray for me and my baby yaaa!! ;) 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

of resilience and the one inside :)

Have you ever felt oppressed? By work? By your own feelings? By people close to you? By circumstances? Oh well, I have. 

8 years in the media industry has opened my eyes and exposed me to so many different types of happenings/people/situation. 

Let's talk about people. The actors on this huge media stage. There are people who are genuinely nice to you, people who only need you when they need to get things done, people who step all over you, people who would do favours for you, people who are full of themselves, people who will cut your way, people who are "plain plastic", people who will be there for you when you need help, people who enjoy working with you, people who are kind without any ulterior motives and many many other sort of people. Funny ah this industry. Definitely not for the faint hearted. 

So, I've been doing some reflection this Ramadan to why some things are happening to me. It's God's way of conveying something. If it's meant to be, then it will be. No point feeling oppressed or down about something that He took away because He is fair. 

Basically, I've learnt to be RESILIENT, berdaya tahan.. cheyyyy.. =P




A resilient person does not focus the mind and physical energy on feeling less than others. Orang yang kuat semangat, akan cepat bangkit dari masalah dan terus berusaha ke arah sesuatu yang lebih bermanfaat dan berjaya. 

Jangan buang current dan mengumpat depan belakang cara makcik-makcik quarters la. Seriously. It won't do you any good. Move on, chin up. Bak pesan arwah Nenek saya, "Biar orang buat kita, jangan kita buat orang. Kerana Allah adalah pengadil dan penghukum.". Yup, my late grandma is very Mother Theresa like. She's so selfless and too kind. Always telling me to think good, do good, chill and leave it to God to handle. Now that i'm older, it makes much more sense. 



So true, right? :)

Greater things await. InShaaAllah. 

Anyway... after seeking permission from the husband.. We shall announce the gender of our baby.. I bet some of you are dying to know. Lol. 

Sudahkah anda bersedia, tuan-tuan dan puan-puan?

*JENG JENG JENG*



I'm expecting a....
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BOY! 

Heh. 


I have to admit I was a teeny weeny little bit upset when I found out cos naturally you would want a girl after a boy. BUT, the husband consoled me that it's alright. REALLY. Ni kan semua kerja Allah.. There's a reason why He gave us another boy. Maybe we're not ready yet to handle a daughter. As long as the baby inside me is growing healthily, that is all that matters. :)

Oh ya.. Haris being the positive boy that he is said this to me when we told him it's another boy.. 

Me: Haris, you'll be getting another brother...
Haris: Ahhh.. Are you ok with it, Mama? 
Me: Aiyah, I don't know la. Ok lah, I think.... 
Haris: Mama, be positive. At least now, I can be ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS
Me: *slaps forehead*



At that point, I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. SERIOUSLY. 

So yeah, I'm 28 weeks now with another son which means we are pulling off a Beckham. RIGHT. (minus the fact that I don't know if the next one will ever be a girl, EVER. heh) =P





Here's my little family and soon enough, we will add another hero to the empire. InShaaALLAH. 



Please pray for the health of myself and my baby ya. 

That's about it I suppose. Just my random thoughts, as usual. Heh. 

Selamat berpuasa semua! :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

29 and blessed. :)

I MISS BLOGGING!!!! there, I said it. lol.

So much has been going on in my life. . . Things that I have been keeping mum about.. Some have already been officially announced, while some are pending and yet to be made official.

Ok, where do I start?

I turned 29 last week and I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant. The baby is due in October! Yeay! InShaaAllah! ;)

This pregnancy has been a teeny bit challenging, but am doing ok now. With my first one, at this stage, I was already putting on 10kg.. but this one, only 4 kg so far. No appetite for food. How's that? =P At this point, I'm enjoying the little kicks and punches from the little one. Such a nice feeling I tell you. Andddd, Ashayr has been EXTRA clingy, which can be a challenge cos he wants to be with me ALL the time.. Hugging, kissing and "meleser-ing" with me. Rimas but cute la.. haha.. Shall do my best to shower him with as much attention before the second one makes an appearance. :)

I'm sure you want to know if it's a boy or a girl, right? I'll announce it some other time ok. But seriously, it doesn't matter la.. As long as the baby is healthy and fine, I'm thankful enough. :)

As I turn a year older, I realised how important family is. I'm truly blessed with a great partner who shares the same vision, values, principles and goals in life. The husband is God sent. Alhamdulillah. We are very much family-people. Like we enjoy doing things for our family, spending time and money on them, just to make them happy. We are not the flashy sort (at least that's what I think la), but we do our best to manage things and live within our means. We made a promise to do the whole "susah senang kita bersama" deal. Biarlah orang tak tahu kesusahan kita, kerana tak ada perlunya pun mereka tahu.. Dan biarlah kita kongsi masa senang kita bersama dengan orang-orang yang kita sayang..


Allah has been kind to me cos he gave me such a wonderful partner. Till today, I'm very much thankful. MaShaaAllah.

You see, when we practise the art of gratitude, somehow things become much lighter, happier and bearable. I look at successful people with a more positive attitude today. God gave them what they deserve because it is meant for them. Setiap diantara kita ada balasan dan ganjaran yang sudahpun ditentukan Allah.. Jadi janganlah kita persoalkan kenapa sesuatu perkara itu berlaku pada kita.. Redha dan terus berdoa dan berusaha.

Seriously, I have grown much matured with age. I see things differently, I analyse situations with a more positive outlook and I keep my options open. Life is really too short for what ifs and regrets. I wake up in the morning and tell everyone in the house that I love them. I shower my mother with more hugs and kisses nowadays. I give more love because I don't know when God will take away all these blessings from me someday... Semua nikmat dunia ini hanya sementara, kan? Tak guna berhasad dengki, berdendam dan berfikiran buruk tentang orang lain kerana semua perasaan ini hanya akan memakan diri kita. Happy people are thankful people. At least that's what I think.

At 29, I'm blessed for a simple but wonderful life, an awesome and loving partner, my boys that love me unconditionally, the kicking baby in my tummy, a job that I love, a family that cares for me and amazing in laws. Alhamdulillah.





Sometimes I tell myself to not beat myself up so hard for not achieving certain things in life because, hey, look how far I have come. However, I feel sad that I'm not able to share all this joy with the one person I love wholeheartedly and unconditionally, my late grandmother. She made me what I am today. She is the reason why I keep wanting to better myself. 

Nenek, I know you're looking and smiling at me from above. Terima kasih kerana membesarkan Nona dan menjadikan Nona seorang wanita yang berjiwa kuat seperti Nenek. I wish you were here with me to share all these happiness and joy that I have in my life right now. No one can ever replace you in my life and I miss you even after 5 years of your passing. I miss your reassuring hugs, your words of motivation and your selfless soul. You're always in my thoughts and prayers. You are my inspiration and you will always be. Nona sayang Nenek.. Al-fateha for Hajjah Nora Haileen Binte Ahmad

Ok.. tak pasal-pasal air mata dah meleleh kat keyboard ni. Haiz. =S

With that, I end my blog entry. Let's be thankful for what we have now because we will never know till when all these will last.. May we continue to live this life the best way we can and make no room for regrets or any negativity. InShaaAllah. ;)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

sacrifice

Yet another work weekend for me. I'm not complaining. but, I miss spending real time with my family. The "problem" is I love my job as much as I love my family. How like that? Haha.

It's not easy being a working mother and I'm sure many working mothers can relate with me on this. Juggling between responsibilities as a wife, mother and employee plus the many roles that we undertake, is amazing la. Sometimes I wonder how I can still stay in one piece and stay sane.

Memanglah kalau ikutkan hati, nak campak semua ke tepi dan beri 100% perhatian pada keluarga dan anak-anak.. Tapi kenalah realistik sikit kan.. If we want a more comfortable life, the wife has to go out to work to supplement the husband's income, right?

That's why I have UTMOST respect for wives who sacrifices a millions things to be a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom). Not easy tau, to just rely on the husband's income and run the show (unless suami you businessman kaya raya atau saudagar minyak! lol). It's these kind of humble housewives who make do with what their husbands give them. So, tabik hormat kepada ibu-ibu sebegini.

Plus I don't think I can be a full-time SAHM. I was dead bored during my 16 weeks confinement. I'm the sort that thrives under pressure and having too much free time on my hands drove me crazy. But then when I'm too caught up with work, I miss spending time with my boys. Heh.

The husband has been awesome so far. As much as he is also a workaholic like me, he is very much a family person too. For example, he's been sooooo busy meeting sooo many clients cos his company just launched some IPO investment thingy and he's all so excited to share with his current clients about it.. It's a new CPF investment that his company just launched and looks promising.. So he's been sooooo busy that we have NO "us" time at all for the past two weeks. At first, stress la, cos he's so busy, keluar pagi balik malam, appointment sana appointment sini and I was like being a little cranky cos I barely see him.. BUT! I told myself to stay calm and be understanding. He is doing this for the family. Thank you Sayang. ;) Anywayyy, for those of you who needs advice on insurance/savings/investments, do look up my husband ok, he's a FINANCIAL PLANNER and can give you his two cents worth on financial planning. ;)

Ok ok. We've been sooo busy, but magically, we managed to squeeze some family time yesterday. Some painting at home and then swimming.. and a nice family lunch.






Ashayr looks scared in the picture but he was actually having lots of fun. Hehe.. ;)

The boys make all these sacrifices soooo worth it. Mama and Abah sibuk buat duit pasal nak anak-anak kita hidup selesa. 

Anyway, I appeared in The Straits Times last Thursday.. My FIRST appearance in the English papers. So macam sangat terharu la.. Being recognized for doing something that you really love is such and indescribable feeling. Thank you Eddino Abdul Hadi for the nice write-up! 



All these sacrifices we make in our lives, are for a greater reason, that only we know. May Allah continue to give us the strength to face challenges, make room for more love in our hearts, and give us courage to pursue our dreams so that we can live an even more fulfilling life. AMIN, InShaaAllah! 


I shall end this off with a pointless picture of me, right before I present the 8pm news on Suria. You see, I don't usually look good in pictures (haha. at least that's what I think), but with good make up, nice hairstyling and a good angle, I think I look OK la. Haha. 

Mama sibuk kerja hari ni, tapi Mama sentiasa ingatkan Abah, Haris dan Ashayr. I love you boys like CRAZY. 

"She who would accomplish little, must sacrifice little. She who would accomplish much, must sacrifice much."


Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy People

Orang perempuan ni, kadangkala macam lautan biru yang tenang.. Bila diuji, kita boleh bertukar menjadi ribut taufan dan lautan bergelora.. Kan? I think it's a gift. Our emotions can be so volatile, yet we are able to manage it pretty decently at times. 

This morning I woke up sooo happy. Seeing Ashayr's face and seeing the husband off to work, is a nice warm feeling. Then, it took a turn, triggered by something I saw. Felt so down, called the husband who was at work and cried over the phone. Blame it on the hormones, but, it was pretty bad. The husband calmed me down and assured me that things are going to be alright. Got myself together, put on some nice clothes and I left for work. Then, came a nice surprise, from a client that I was servicing. VERY NICE SURPRISE. But cannot share lah cos paisey and I don't want to sound like a show off. Hu hu hu. =P

My takeaway for today is to be THANKFUL. The husband said.. Happy people are thankful and thankful people are HAPPIER. Whoa. Sesekali suami ku bersuara, boleh tahan.. ;)

He never fails to try and make me feel better about things. Sometimes, that is all we need. REASSURANCE. Orang perempuan ni suka dengan perhatian dan kata-kata kasih sayang. It's not always about the money tau. It's about appreciation and words of comfort. To me, at least. 

Again, I tried to manage my emotions, spoke to God and I felt better. I know HE loves me and won't forsake me. 

The next coming weeks will be exciting and nerve-wrecking for me as I recently embarked on something new and unexpectable. I hope this decision will be a right one, for a greater future. I can't wait to share it with you all, but let's wait till the right time comes before I reveal it. :)

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy with what you have or you can choose to whine and gloat abut all the "unhappiness" you're facing in your life right now. Senang cakap lah kan, pengurusan emosi ni adalah satu kemahiran yang boleh dipupuk.. Cheyyy! ;)

Unless you're just naturally happy, or been taught how to chose which mood serves you best in the moment, there's no reason you can expect to have mastered the incredibly wide range of emotions a person can feel.

You see, managing emotions starts with baby steps. First, you need to identify that emotion, be conscious about it and manage it accordingly so that you can shift that emotion to a positive one.
I told my husband I felt sad. I knew I was down and had to get put of this terrible feeling. He told me to think about moments and things that made me feel happy and better about myself. Like ASHAYR and HARIS! In which I did. 


These boys make me happy and i'm blessed. So, perasaan ribut taufan tu dah takde and I hope I can fall asleep tonight in peace and serenity. Heh. 

The best picture that describes my feelings today is this one below...




Haha! Cute, right? So, CHILL. Take it easy, breathe and step out a happier person.  

"SENYUM, tak perlu kata apa-apa!"  and stay HAPPY PEOPLE! :)


Monday, April 22, 2013

Cash Flow Game. Apa tu?

Bila cakap tentang kewangan, bingung tak menguruskannya? Dapat gaji, duit habis bayar bermacam bil dan belanja untuk keluarga. Sampai bila nak kaya kalau macam ni? Hehe.

Mungkin anda rajin ke ceramah bimbingan kewangan tetapi masih belum dapat praktikkan sepenuhnya?

Puas membaca tapi masih tak faham atau tak tahu bila boleh dipraktikkan?

Khuatir tersilap langkah dalam memilih dan mengatur kewangan?

Memperkenalkan CASHFLOW GAME!!



Permainan yang direka oleh Robert Kim Kiyosaki pada tahun 1994 ini adalah yang pertama di dunia yang mengajar secara praktikal bagaimana menjana dan mengatur strategi pengaliran wang kita dan kemudian membuktikan dan rasakan sendiri kebenaran istilah “passive income”.

TIME TO TAKE ACTION!!

Layari sepanjang kehidupan anda dalam masa 3 jam sahaja. Yang tidak ada pengetahuan langsung tentang pengurusan kewangan juga akan belajar dan meraih pengalaman berharga melalui permainan ini.

Rasakan debaran, ketegangan emosi, perselisihan pendapat dan keghairahan para peserta lain.

Yang lebih penting sekali anda dipersilakan membuat kesilapan dan sama-sama berkongsi pengalaman kerana ini hanya satu permainan!

Strategi dan formula yang baik melalui pengalaman ini boleh sama-sama anda terapkan untuk kehidupan sebenar anda.

Permainan ini dipantau dan dikendalikan oleh hanya mereka yang terlatih dan profesional dalam bidang kewangan.

Yang lebih menarik lagi beberapa aspek permainan ini telah diubah mengikut kesesuaian kehidupan hari ini.

Sesuai sekali untuk pasangan yang inginkan lebih ilmu dalam pengurusan wang yang bijak!

Tarikh: Sabtu, 4 Mei 2013 (sesi untuk pasangan) & Sabtu 11 Mei (sesi untuk individu)
Masa: Sesi bermula pada pukul 11 pagi hingga 2:30 ptg.
Tempat: Di kawasan bandar, berdekatan Dhoby Ghaut MRT.
Bayaran: $20 seorang, $38 berpasangan.
Untuk pendaftaran: Emel kepada lifetrades@gmail.com atau hubungi 90106597.

Jamuan tengahari akan disediakan.

Saya sendiri akan turut serta bersama anda dalam sesi permainan ini! :)

Ini dia gambar para peserta dalam sesi-sesi sebelum ini.












Ambil peluang ini untuk luangkan masa berkualiti bersama pasangan anda dan tingkatkan ilmu dalam pengurusan kewangan yang bijak! 

Bersama NONA KIRANA (dan suami saya.. ehem.. ehem.. hehe.. )dalam CASH FLOW GAME! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MAGIC ZONE

Inspiration and motivation is like a health supplement. You sometimes need it to keep on going.

I've been doing a lot of observing and self-reflection of late. I look at the successful people around me and I analyse. What is it that keeps them going? What makes them stand out from the rest? What makes them great at doing what they do?

An amazing amount of hard work, perseverance, sacrifices and CONSISTENCY.

I personally feel that successful people are consistent people. Those "rilek jack" sort are the kind that prefers to stay in their comfort zone. Yes, it is fun to be staying in an environment that you're familiar with. But to me, life is about change, a constant development towards something (hopefully) greater.

Some people adapt better to changes, while some people get scared at the thought of something different. How we manage it determines how successful the outcome of the change is.

I have to admit that I have been pretty comfortable with my life and career so far. However, in order for me to progress and achieve more amazing things, I need some form of change. A new challenge perhaps. I need to step out of my comfort zone, into that magic zone. It might or might not work out and I'm ready.

The husband and I are dreamers. That's why I think that we're made for each other. We have crazy dreams that only we can understand. The kind where you share with conventional linear thinking people and they'll go like, "RIGHTTTT." Hey, it's ok to dream you know. But how many of us are taught to seriously chase our dreams and live it? Very few.

I came across this video on Facebook and I felt it was so apt at this point in my life right now.

Good things must share, right? So please spare 7 minutes of your life to watch this and REFLECT. :)



Inspiring, right? ;)

Today, I dare myself to commit to this change that I will embark. I want to chase my dreams and not look back in regret. Life is too short to be afraid of the unknown.

Good luck and go chase that dream.

Be in that MAGIC ZONE. :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kasilah the Carpenter!

Ok. So I've been at my new place for 3 months now. The house has been awesome so far. Alhamdulillah.

We enjoy the space and.. I love my kitchen and toilets!! HAHAHA! =P

I know pictures are way overdue, but I think I shall keep some spaces private for now. Segan laaaaa!!! Heh.

But.. I'll share you pictures of my KITCHEN!! my wonderful kitchen!!! Even my mother who is hard to please is actually happy with the outcome of  MY CHOICE. Yes. I picked the colours and everything that you see in the kitchen.

The best part is, my carpentry expert who is a friend of the husband is such a niceeeeeeeeeee person! We went ala carte for our house, remember? So, yeah, we had someone to do the carpentry related works in the house and his name is KASILAH. ;) I don't have a picture of him cos he's quite a shy person but I'll share with you his contact number at the end of this entry ok! Promise!

So... Kasilah being the nice and accommodating carpentry expert, advised us on what we can expect for our kitchen. He showed us samples of his previous works and also the laminate designs available. I wanted something earthy and neutral for the kitchen and we played around with shades of browns.

My mother's only requirement was that she wanted lotssssssssssss of storage. I also don't know why cos we threw away quite alot of stuff from our previous home. BUT, we went ahead with the "cabinet dari hujung ke hujung" idea. heh. Our rubbish chute is also hidden from view. I LIKE.

I present to you, my humble kitchen! :)








You know the little window you see above? That happened because my husband INSISTS on having it. That is HIS idea. Konon boleh jenguk budak-budak at the playroom. And did I tell you he actually did a puppet show for the boys, from the kitchen. Memang creative sungguh suami saya. ;P

I wanted something mosaic-ish for the kitchen backsplash.. But having real mosaic would be a killer to clean and maintain, especially when my mother cooks alot. Soooo.. My other contractor, gave me the option of going for tiles that look like mosaic. Ni macam mosaic faux pas la. lol. I'm happy with my choice because it's so easy to clean yet looks like mosaic. :)

Overall, the whole process was a breeze. Kasilah made things so easy for the husband and I. He listened to what we wanted. Accommodated to our many ridiculous requests and DELIVERED our kitchen, the way we like it. He also did the carpentry works for my mother's and brother's wardrobe which turns out to be sooo spacious and awesome for storage. 

His price? VERY REASONABLE. Because ni bukan kes tangan atas tangan like some renovation companies. He buys the wood direct and laminates it, and cuts it out according to what YOU WANT. 

If you're looking for someone to do your wardrobe, kitchen cabinet, feature wall, TV console, display area or anything that has got to do with carpentry works, you have to call KASILAH and ask for his advice and services. Confirm puas hati! SERIOUSLY. 

And no, he didn't pay me to do this and write nice things about him. Ini ikhlas cos I think he deserves it. My husband says, I do too much amal jariah sometimes. Lol. Tapi takpe, kalau you all nak i tulis nice things about your products or services, pun boleh! email me ok. :)

Anyway kawan-kawan, tunggu apa lagi, call or SMS
KASILAH the carpentry expert at 9662 1740

Quote "NONA KIRANA" and he might just give you a discount. ;)

Ok. This is out of point, but here's our dining area! Sukaaaaaaaaa sangatttt!! Ok. itu je!! 




Thursday, March 7, 2013

Haris Noh

When I first set my eyes on him at the nursery, I knew he was special. It was love at first sight. While all the other babies were busy crying, this one was sleeping peacefully with that little sharp nose of his.

At the age of one, his parents got divorced. I took him in and cared for him just like my own. I love him so much and would do anything a mother would do, to protect and care for a child.

Haris, thank you for being my sunshine and little superman. You have always been there for me and even promised to protect me when you were only 4. I remembered going through a bad patch in my life when I was 21. I was crying so badly in my room. You came to me, stroked my hair and told me to stop crying and that you will take care of me. How not to love someone sweet like you? When I was about to give birth to Ashayr, you cried when you came back from school and found out that I was already at the hospital. You came and stayed past midnight, just to be with me, Abah and your new little brother.

You are the kindest, smartest and most caring boy I've known. Having you in my life has been a blessing and never once have I regretted my decision of taking care of you. You are special, trust me.

Today, 7 March 2013, you turn exactly 9 years old. What a fine young boy you have turned up to be. I pray that may ALLAH continue to guide you, bless your life with many more wonderful things and grow up to be someone great, someday. AMIN. InShaaAllah. 

Live this life the best way you can. Give whenever you can. Be wise in making your decisions. Stay humble in all situations. Continue being positive towards life. I know you have it in you to be a great man, someday. I will continue praying for your success and I promise to always be there for you. Thank you for being an amazing son.





I love you, Haris. 

More than you will ever know. :)


Love,

Mama


Friday, February 15, 2013

Private "Pool" Party

Ashayr loves the water. Each time he sees the swimming pool, he screams in delight! But.. because Mama is now like a whale, I don't fancy going swimming at public pools. Lol.

So.... The solution is! Abah who is very good and fond of "layan-ing" his boys, bought a tiny inflatable pool for the little boy. Punya lah suka ini anak. Jari sampai kecut sebab rendam lama sangat! Haha!

And his Abah has introduced bubbles and foam to him. So konon macam ada private foam party la. Funny this boy. Such a joy he is.

He turned 16months a few days ago and it amazes me how fast he has developed. Ashayr is much chattier and friendlier nowadays. MaShaaAllah.

Enjoy the private pictures! Lol.

P.S: Haris will kill me if he knows I uploaded a "naked" picture of him. He said, "Mama you don't ever upload my naked pictures ok. My teachers might read your Facebook and blog. Paisey you know." lol. This boy very "Abang-Abang" nowadays. Sorry hor Sayang! =p