Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Out of sorts

Hi! 

Had been feeling out of sorts ever since last weekend. During the weekend Saif would not sleep at all and because of that I have a raging migraine on Sunday which had it effects to the workdays. Saif no if is awake at 4 or 5 am  is no longer content to sit quietly and play at his cot. He will pulled his brother and my hair just for the hell of it. Hahaha. 

Tapi not funny because he also now like to ceku or cakar people because he wants to feel our face. I was so angry when he scratched my eyes. Haha. I know like how you could be mad at a baby, but anger is irrational. 

That brings to mind to the abuse of Nor Zuliana. I don't know how the heck it could escalate up to that point but it is scary. I am prone to anger when things dont go my way. You know how we got all this advise that you should always hold your child and be there yada yada yada,, rainbows and stuffs. I honestly thinks you know yourself what is best for YOU and your child. 

If the baby wont sleep after numerous and numerous of trying, and I am at the end of my line with Aziz bising.. "lapaarr laa" .. I leave him cried out. ( Safely in a cot or I put him in a buai). I biar die menangis, while I do my stuffs. I know if I picked him up I will get angry because there are 1001 things to do, but he wants to be held in all his waking moments. So yes. I leave him. If you are angry, just leave them somewhere and just cool down. 

Nobody is perfect but nobody should hurt a child either.  Let's do better! Macam semalam I marah Aziz irrationally because he took a long time to pakai kasut die. He is only 2! Almost 3..but yes, sometimes I expect so much from him when comparatively he can do a lot of things compare to some other kids. Lepas tu die nangis. Then adik die jugak nangis. Husband tadek. I am like Gah. But after putting Saif to sleep ( which he immediately wakes up and continues to cry) and I pergi bawah to mintak maaf to Aziz which puts him in a better mood. 

Nonetheless .. may God protect our children .. from others, ourselves and themselves from abuse and destruction be it spiritually or physically. 

I may not be a great or even good mother, but please do not let me be a bad one. ( I am also sorely tempted to tied my fallopian tubes this bulan puasa. The hunger and thirst do not bother me so much. But the tiredness and not sleeping is killing me because I can't combat those feeling with a drink of water)

Btw.. this is always at my hands now. 

Way better than minyak cap kapak or tiger balm. Though I am ok with tiger balm , but minyak kapak do nothing to me. I prefer to carry this around during bulan puasa ni compare to my phones to combat my nausea ( from eating sahur .. yeah... sucks kan ) and pening kepala . Also helps with the mengantukness. Huhu. Husband bought it on a  Thai Airways flight not sure if it sold here. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

IFlix and ...




Husband tried to subscribe with iFlix. Those who are not in the knows, IFlix is kinda like Netflix, where you pay to watch streaming tv shows or movies. Right now the services is only available in Philippines and Malaysia. I tried it when I was Singapore but I can't sign in saying "out of country". 

It offers some popular old series and fairly good list of current tv shows. You know I am a tv addicts. This is tailor made for people like me! I haven't looked through the movies list yet because I am too busy rewatching Friends. Yes! They have all seasons of Friends! I was just before this considering to buy the dvds which gonna cost a lot. But now it is in IFlix. I am so excited! It have other current shows. Husband is watching Suits and Arrows in IFlix. 

Got some cartoons, old tv cartoons and gotten Aziz to watch Bananas in Pajamas which he kinda loves. Got animated movies too for the kids.  It is now offering a month trial (wait I read up in the site it is only for 14 days.. but we have been using it for free for a month now and still can watch all this shows)

I am going to continue with Iflix! I think even with Astro is gone, I won't notice though Aziz would surely do. His Upin and Ipin and Ultraman fix is in Astro though. Oh, we need to use a browser for it for now so definitely needed a computer or a laptop or a tab, so the options are we connect our laptop to the tv using hdmi cable. Don't ask me the steps because my husband set it up, but I think it is simple enough.  Below is how it is setup in our house. 


Got mini screen(laptop) for playing and the tv screen for actual viewing. That is the very first episode of Friends btw. Rachel wedding headpiece was out of this world. 

Hoped IFlix is here to stay. The only thing we wished is that it offered subtitles but maybe it depends on the show.... like I said I haven't really browsed because whenever I put it on, I quickly play Friends . So thumbs up to the founder! 

Oh... continue on.. 

Sebab semua orang share ape die orang buka day to day.. I pon nak cakap gak. Though I don't take pictures of mine. Sebab dah kelam kabut. Mana taknye. Sampai rumah 6.45 camtu.. terus la ke dapur. Menu semalam is just daging paprik and telor dadar. Sebab daging paprik tu dah ade sayur semua kan ( walaupon I only consider leafy green veges as true sayur) , I just put kobis and carrot in my paprik. And buat telo dadar. Masak nasi . Habes semua siap dalam 7.15. Can't believe I manage to masak in that short time because orang tak terer masak macam I ni memang lembap dalam dapur. Tu pon sambil jenguk resepi gak. Haha. Masa paprik pon kena tengok resepi . Most of my recipe I used to cook for day to day ni.. I usually take it from Mat Gebu. Maybe because we are both Johorean so taste for food macam asam pedas, kari, tu macam sama and I usually like the food I cooked when I used his recipe.

Also... to me the ultimate brush bottle! It is the middle one. I like it sebab the sponge does not easily come off after vigorous brushing. Ini pon aku berharap semoga sentiasa ade di Giant :D




Monday, June 22, 2015

More updates!

I am definitely on a roll this month. Feeling kinda refreshed. Which is weird. 

Anyway... this weekend was kinda busy with feeling lethargic and lazing at home. Saif is still cranky from not being well and I was going bonkers. I was thinking.. "wait.. wasn't he such a good happy go lucky baby.. what happened". I guess having a fever and a flu would do that to a baby. 

Buka puasa with my siblings on Saturday and made kueh keria from purple sweet potato which throws my anak2 sedara off. Sunday I tried Ayuni beef keema recipe and it turned out nicely. Though I eat mine with rice, I can't help but think that it would be nicer with a roti canai or chapati. Lupa beli. Then malas nak patah balik dah. 




With abang bobby. Bobby dari dulu if nampak ade baby he will sprawl dekat situ. Macam nak suruh uli2 perut je kan.

Die habiskan semangkuk peas. Good boy sangat.

Mula2 tu tak sabar then after few spoonfuls he lost interest and bawled his head off. 

His appetite has gone up somewhat. Masa sakit kurang sikit nak makan, but I noticed he really like sweet food like pumpkin and sweet potato. Bagi buah like apple and pear puree he refused to open his mouth ok. And if he is in a good mood he can finish a bowl, but semalam a bit cranky lepas 5 6 spoonfuls he is more interested in playing with the spoon. 


Perangai suke berdiri ni tak padan dengan 7 bulan. Wow. He is 7 months today. He is always trying to stand. I usually find him trying to stand in the middle of the night. When I opened my bleary eyes to look at him, nanti die akan tersengih2. For this weekend I am getting him accustomed again to the living room. Die nak lepak kat bilik je mostly and would only crawl around on bed. So getting him at the living room biar die biasa and tak takut. 


Put in Aziz face in front of my beef bowl. Pergi Midvalley baru2 ni noticed Yoshinoya dah bukak balik and I was ecstatic! I love Yoshinoya. Terus I lupa niat nak makan mee tarik sedap kat food court. Aziz pon suke the beef bowl. Though it was really crowded. People are jostling for a table. Next time would book a table first before getting a meal because sometime you can wait a while. 

Ok suddenly got really sleepy again. End post now. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Holding in a sneeze

While I am writing this. Apparently I am sick. Have a flu. No wonder I felt so bleary and out of sorts. 

Then my husband is down with sakit mata. My baby is still feverish a bit. Aziz the one who is healthy and well. I am making him cook my buka puasa lah macam ni. 

Yesterday I was planning to buy kat pasar ramadhan kan? Haram tadek. Went to this little stretch of road that used to have plenty of nice variety of food. I don't know if they started or not, tapi obviously there is not a lot of stalls. And I was searching for nasi  ( and I very very rarely beli nasi berlauk ), then apart from the nasi berlauk, there are only 3 other stalls selling nasi and all of them are selling nasi ayam kunyit. You know. pieces of chicken with long beans or carrots slathered with tumeric and goreng. 

It is delicious but I kinda like meh .. and why are there like 3! And all the kuehs are sold out because I only manage to be there are 7pm. So last2 I balik empty handed. 

But husband had already buy murtabak raja from our favorite kedai earlier, and my sister give me bubur lambuk dari surau and I goreng karipap which I have loads in the freezer. ( My mom and aunty likes to give me frozen karipap and anything requiring effort usually I will put off so I have so many karipap to last me a year) . 

So technically I didnt cook ( karipap frying is an exception) but did not buy at pasar ramadhan either. Hehe. 

I will not be cooking for this buka puasa either sebab my sister dah bagi lauk. Also my hidung is having a flowing tap moments, so it was never on the table. Sahur I masak! I hope. But have to. Sebab weekend usually required more energy. 

(Sahur pagi tadi pon tak masak sebab obviously too sick but my husband just reheated the leftover murtabak for him and I bakar roti . I love bread and butter. I can eat that for 5 days straight be sick of it and then get on it again 2 weeks later )

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bleary

That is how I feel.

So hows you guys going.  Manage to wake up for sahur and cooked. Well just one dish. Put in udang goreng with a bit if bawang and chilli and abit of tumeric. It was nice. But I think it is a bit too much for me for first sahur. Yes me who who don't eat heavy meals so early on the day.

Ikutkan hati memang malas, tapi dah nama bini orang. Also am breastfeeding so need plenty of enery and fluid to get it going la kan. There was some reheated sambal tempe and kentang which was nice and I tune in Sleepless in Seattle while eating at the living room since Saif is there so he can golek2.

Tapi Duke jam la plak. I wonder if daily memang akan camni, because before this Duke usually smooth je.

I am not cooking for buka puasa today sebab simply I am not feeling it. Boleh gitu. Haha. Also a bit pening since my body is adjusting to this not eating and drinking phase. Hmm.. and so so cold.

Actually I am horribly sleepy made even more terrible because there is no work... so hence I typed here. Which is why I sounded so incoherent.

Ooohh.. also manage to print out resepi untuk biskut raya. I told my husband tahun ni malas la buat sebab ade tiny babe yang susah gile nak tido. Tapi rase nye bole kut buat satu je. Hahahaha. Kite tengokkk nanti. If I made it, I update it.

Hohhhhh... baru pukul 2.20 pm kee.

2 jam lebih lagi.. what to do what to do.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Reels and Small Screens - A seriously lenghty post with no real substance.

Updating because aku tadek keje wehhh.. boring. 

As for the cinema ( the reels in topic....), my husband and I we took turns watching movie at the cinema. Sebab susah la nak bawak tots and a babe. Husband usually go to watch his movie at night or me during the day on a weekend afternoon. I remember my colleague asked me who I go out with to watch movies if husband is watching the kids, and I said alone. Terus die buat muka pelik. Haha. I mean biasa la tu. To get my girlfriends with me bole kut, but then it would take longer, sebab of course la nak kena lunch la ape la or minum2 ke. If I go alone, I buy popcorns and soda and that is my meal. Though I think I will no longer buy it.

Sebab sometimes I can't really have soda if sakit perut ke, sakit kepala ke or time pregnant ( sebab the pening afterwards is just not worth it) and then they charged the ice lemon tea yang cikai tu rm5 and the popcorn cost like rm12 tambah gst dah nak close to rm20. Yeeesshhhh! That is not worh it. Next time I am stashing a bottled ice lemon tea or mineral water in my bag. And a sandwich or snickers. Bloody hell that is daylight robbery RM20 for an ice lemon tea with artificial lemon and a small tub of popcorn.. Not to mention cinema dulu kan kalau beli tiket online ikut suke la nak pilih seat mana. Tapi now if seat yang atas sikit rm20 bawah sikit yang buat sakit tengkuk rm18. Gile I tell you. I don't know if buy directly same price like that or only online je kena. I havent bought tickets direct at the ticket counter since forever. 

Anyway.. I decided to watch San Andreas. My husband is like pelik because he knows I would like Jurassic World better being Chris Pratt is in there ( his IG is cute. His love for Anna Faris is swoony) ,, tapi I had always liked big disaster movies and big disaster movies are best seen in a cinema. So it was ok, nothing spectacular and everything is predictable but I had a good time. 

Nak review ke? Tak perlu kut. It is a dumb disaster movie that are done well entirely by the earnest casts. The Rock never disappoint y'all. 

I wish I have the time to watch Jurassic World in the cinema, but I am not sure how I am gonna wrangle that out during bulan puasa. Tengok wayang time puasa is not that satisfying if we can't have something to munch on. I'll think about it. 

Now for the small screens. I am still the same. Obsessed with TVs. And this post seems apt with the season finale of Game of Thrones yesterday. I will give a list from the top of my head on the tv series I am currently still watching or following , and some opinions on it. ( May include spoilers like those who are not updated in the latest Greys Anatomy or Vampire Diaries. )

Game of Thrones - Incredible for the last couple of episodes. It improved tremendously by getting Tyrion to Daenarys. And that white walkers slaughter of the wildlings and the watch was seriously great TV since forever. Last night episodes was full of death and uncertainty and I don't know if I just can't wait for the book or for the series. And which will come out first?!!? 

Outlander - I love this series. People had been lamenting about the amount of rape or threat of rapes in this series, but it is not that outrageous to me. The series made me wants to go to Scotland more! Ohh.. those who want to watch this series, don't watch it with kids or parents. Nudity and sex abound. I was surprised at first but then learned that series from the Starz network usually have this. 

Greys Anatomy - Derek died. I honestly dont care. I never like them together anyway. Yes. I am still watching this . Will tune in till the end I guess. It is a fun relaxing watch. Macam the thing I usually look forward to watch on a Saturday morning with my tea and toast. 

Vampire Diaries -  Nina Dobrev had exited the show! And that means no more Elena. I actually am looking forward to see how they gonna do the next season because Elena was such a central figure in the whole story. 

The Originals - I kept on hoping Klaus to die. Or Caroline to go there. I have no idea why I watched, but i guess if nothing else ade, just watched it la. 

The Good Wife - Had deteriorated a lot this season. Maybe just by focusing on Alicia , it just feels really heavy and boring. Julianna Margulies have the screen presence but what made it fun to watch before is how all the cast interacted with each other. Christine Baranski for instance, is awesome in whatever scene you put her in. And that whole 'splicegate'. Don't know who is in the wrong, but it just made Margulies looks worse and frankly I kinda leaning in the belief that Julianna Margulies is kind of an asshole.  ( so more many thoughts tapi lagi panjang )

The Flash - The best new series of 2014/2015. Seriously, Watch it. 

Gotham - Meh. Only ok when Morena Baccarin came in. Before this it was too dark and depressing.

iZombie - Created by the same people who did Veronica Mars. Expect loads of snappy , quick, witty dialogue. Which I like tremendously. ( This is the same reason why I love Buffy and Gilmore Girls). 

Scorpions - Good procedural show. Nothing to shout about. Laughable in the this is kind of ridiculous .. but boleh la for an hour tv. 

Reign - Incredibly ridiculously historically inaccurate. Francis is taking a long time to die y'all... But.. seriously pretty actors and actresses. 

MARVEL Agents of Shield - Ok lah. This season is a bit smoother compare to last season. But not really something I look forward to but bile start to watch it is quite enjoyable.

MARVEL Agent Carter - Better than Agents of Shield, which is solely because the chemistry between Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy is just too good. I love James D'Arcy. 

Big Bang Theory - Hey! It is still on! Ok for a quick laugh. 

Parenthood - The series finale was ages ago. I love Parenthood. Good family drama that always manage to make you choke out a tear or two especially when Monica Potter is sobbing. Will definitely miss Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman. Hope to see them more. 

Nashville - Gotten really soapy which do not deter the awesomeness of Connie Britton hair. Love the songs sometimes, mostly watch this when all the series I had watched finished or when I am doing chores. 

Scandal - Olivia Pope is no longer awesomesauce. And Fitz is the worst! 

How to Get Away With Murder - Pretty training wheel lawyers trying to lawyering and murdering. Oklah. It is good that it is just 13 eps. Don't think I can stand it if it is 22 eps. 

Hart of Dixie - Rachel Bilson as a small town doctor is cute and totally not belieavable. It was a fun show lah, have its up and down. Usually am bored by it, sometimes charmed. But it finished at Season 4 all neatly tied up with a bow. 

Downton Abbey - Wait.. is it starting yet? Watch it for Lady Mary but am thoroughly charmed with the cute quiet romance of Carson and Mrs Hughes. So hell yes I am still watching because it seems like Matthew Goode will be there for next season? 

Elementary - My husband still watching it, and it is still there in the computer. I love Lucy Liu so I watched it. A good procedural show. Have its hits and misses but the case of the week are charming and usually not predictable which I enjoy. 

State of Affairs - A Homeland wannabe ( I dont watch Homeland but that is the feels I get).They didn't manage to portray the main characters well, which is why I guess it got axed midway. 

Constantine - I love this! But it got axed. That actor here is more Constantine than Keanu Reeves could hope to be. I wish there is more. 

The Mindy Project - Another axed show but got move to Hulu. Hehe. So it lives on. Love and am exasperated at Mindy Lahiri and Danny and love Mindy Kaling. 

Jane the Virgin - A charming show in a telenovela sorta way. But I seriously dont care. I dont think so I will watch the next season kut because I keep on forgetting that I havent watched the finale yet. 

Once Upon A Time - Why.. why am I still watching this after the whole Elsa debacle. That was bad. But Lana Parilla is just too good to let go hence I stay. And Hook is pretty and got distractingly long eyelashes for a pirate. 

So roughly I watched about 20 tv shows. Wow. Well there are some that are axed or I decided to quit. Tapi mesti aku nak tambah tengok lagi. And I am also still watching Orphan Black, and Hannibal and Inside Amy Schumer ( another must watch, she is a great comedian ) , Didn't comment about these 3 because only watch like one eps each and havent started on Hannibal yet. Always like to marathon Hannibal, then I will get like really sick by the beauty and gore of the show. 

I should have aspired to be a tv writer.  




Friday, June 12, 2015

Random

- Its been almost one and a half month I worked as a tester. 3 and a half month to go! A colleague asked what we are going to do next. I honestly dont know. We'll see when we get there. 

- A cold cold day. Been hankering for a hot drink.. but office here got those instant Milo, Teh Tarik, Coffee machine. Save duit! Though I had gotten a bit sick of em. Time to bring my own tea satchets. I asked and apparently the usual kopi o or tea bag not provided. Erm. Ok then. 

- It is going to be Ramadhan soon. I am not sure how I am gonna be at home in time to cook, but I will try lah. In the mean time, simpan resepi2 yang got very easy peasy cooking. Also went to Melawati punye Pasar Tani last Saturday to buy those instant paste that this couple sells in a clear plastic packet. It is homemade and lasted up to a month if frozen ( though I like to live dangerously and used it up to 2 months) . Ade instant paste, kari, masak lemak, masak hitam, dan tah hape la lagi, Can't remember. I like the instant paste kari. Siap ade instruction lagi at the packet berapa ML air and santan to put.. Put in the paste, put in water and santan then add your daging to the instant paste kari. Sedap! I like it very much. 

- Yes. Sampai sekarang I still failed masih kari. Though husband did say he likes my sambal. Dulu rase sambal tu renyah nak masak, sekarang kalau tadek idea sangat masak je sambal. Haha. Sebab kalau ade sambal je dah macam standalone meal. No need anything pon can. Naseb baik Aziz also can eat sambal pedas tanpa banyak songeh. 

- Dengan itu misi weekend ni adalah masak big batch of sambal to be stored in the fridge. 

- Also thank god for whoever that invents airfryer/actifry! I think my Actifry would save the day for most Ramadan meals. So yeah.. those who are always in a hurry, an airfryer would be an item you won't regret buying. Ever. I can't say for the Phillips since I don't have those but I like my Actifry. Very handy. Ops. Needs to goreng bilis also tomorrow using the actifry. 

- Not really looking forward to Pasar Ramadhan because I predict on how crazy expensive things will be. Kueh jual bawah ofis ni saiko mahal. 1 0.60 kau! Pffft. But semestinyela akan pegi jugak, especially time I dont think I can cook tu. Maybe just kueh pelita. Ohhh.. and sambal tempoyak ade pakcik jual kat pasar keramat. Hahahaha... kate tak look forward tapi dah start list down.

- This weekend wants to go to Midvalley for some shopping for the kids (Saif needs baju raya! I just realized he don't have one! Anak baru dua lupa nak beli baju raya, Anak 5 terus duduk rumah takyah raya kut)  tengok wayang, masak stok sambal and bilis. And freaking mop the house. Lets see what gets done. The traffic gonna get crazy this weekend like it always do before Ramadhan. 



How they are are seated. Aziz tu kadang2 kelakar. Kalau die mengantuk he will like tossed and turned on his car seat and be like.. Aziz nak tido la. Then I would be like. tido je laa tadek sape halang. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The theme for this book reviews are: Romance and Love.

Cucur Bawang Dan Kopi 'O'

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Bila sudah duduk serumah, mulalah berputik satu perasaan aneh dalam hati mereka walaupun masing-masing masih keras kepala. Namun, egois masing-masing terlalu tinggi melampaui Gunung Everest. Perkahwinan mereka hanya sekadar di atas kertas dan terus menjadi rahsia.

Kemunculan Khairulnizam membuatkan Iskandar gelisah bila kawan baiknya itu tertarik hati dengan Rudiana, isterinya yang mula dicintainya tanpa sedar itu. Mampukah Iskandar melihat isterinya menjadi kekasih kawan baiknya sendiri? 


The introduction was clunky and weird and out of place. The intro is meant for the first meeting, I wished it had been made differently. No explanation given why the heroine stole the cucur bawang for no apparent reason! It is so weird.

Then the author tried to make the bantering between the both of them as sarcastic and witty and it does not work!

Not to mention, the children are just a plot device. After the children are conveniently being shipped off to the mother, they are never heard of again! Even during the wedding day!!

Oh and it so unnecessarily long! Ade 2 page nak menggambarkan how the guy misses the girl, when a paragraph suffice! It just basically rehash the same feelings all over and over again that I feel like killing kittens . And I LOVE KITTENS.

The cliffhanger at the end of each chapter was annoying.

Reading it to the end was torture. I begin to just skim read it to finish it and probably will give this book for free to anyone who wants it.

The only upside was the story was set in JB, my hometown, but not enough of a JB feels are incorporated into it that I am still meh about it.




American Girls about Town

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Compilation of short stories done by American romance authors for Make A Wish foundation. 

So hard to rate short stories. I will just put it on what I like and don't like.

"The Truth about Nigel"  - the best because it is fun and sweet and reminiscing of Bridget Jones .


Also like " Andromeda on the Street of Ducklings" of a woman who mourns her fiance in Paris. "Leaving a Light on" was a clever story turning something seemingly seedy into romantic and sweet. I love it.

The one I am meh about is "Yoga Babe" and "I Know a Woman" . I couldn't see the point.





Flatmates

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Synopsis: 
The perils and pitfalls of flatsharing are brought vividly to life in this frank and funny first novel by an exceptionally talented new writer who possesses a wickedly accurate eye for detail and a highly infectious sense of humour.


I don't actively dislike it. That is one way of putting it.

I wish they is more of a rapport between the friends, but even though supposedly they should be friends from schools, it is like they had just met. I don't feel it people.

Everyone in this book is an idiot. Though I guess they have to be idiots to go through this passage of life and worth to be written about, I can't imagine anyone being this much of an idiot. So yeah I can't empathized with anyone but I like how they manage to escape their mess. Convenient but not deserving.

Other than that .. it was ok. The style here is simple and straightforward. Not too zany which I likes. A quick read but nothing too enjoyable I guess.

Is this her first book? Maybe I will try another to see if I would like her style more.



The Consequences of Love

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Synopsis: 
Naser is a young African immigrant who works the carwash in downtown Jeddah. The long, hot summer has arrived and his friends have left the city. Naser spends his time off sitting beneath the palm tree outside his flat, dreaming of Egyptian actresses, and keeping out of the way of the religious police. One day a woman dropped a note at his feet and Naser finds what he was always looking for. A woman to love. 

Reading it as a Muslim living a moderate-conservative Islamic country, my perspective of this book I guess may not be as others.

I love how the story is being tell here. I like how where in the world where men and women are so extremely segregated that forbidden temptations comes up to replace the usual ones.

I don't believe men and women should be so segregated. I disapproved of those. Women should have a voice and a choice on where she wants to go and what she wants to wear, who she wants to marry. However the casual way they give way to their desire is also shocking and a bit unbelievable. . However I guess they are still in their teens. So ... hormones.


Like the story. Some part of it I am a little squeamish off. I never like story about rape. Will be looking for more stories of love set in the Muslim world.





Friday, June 05, 2015

First parent teacher review!

There was a preschool PTA meeting of sort last weekend for Aziz and Saif.

Which is why my previous update of Saif got all the remarks from his caretaker.

So I think it is apt that I should write one what the teacher talked about Aziz too.

Anyway as my plan landed on Friday night tu I just remembered that the refreshments for these school meet is potluck. Initially I felt like bringing a box of air kotak je. Pemalas. Tapi I think it is best pon hehe sebab if there is any leftover it is up to the teacher what to do with it and they can use it for their students later on pon dari kena buang gitu je. Tapi tak sempat la. With sampai KL dah dekat kul 10 malam, so later that morning I asked my husband to just buy a plasticful of kueh je pagi2.

He bought about a dozen and more donuts and it is gone within 30 mins when I put it on the tables. Mostly kids. Hehe. Hermm.. besok nak beli donut jugak la.

Anyway we got in late but just in time for teacher and parents session on our kids. Hehehe. Jumpa teacher Saif dulu and she said mostly on what I had mentioned, susah sikit minum susu, but got improvements, etc.. and also die suke berdukung. Haha. Memang Saif tu little koala bear pon.

Then jumpa Aziz pulak. Boleh tak aku kecut perut. LOL. I thought my anxiety regarding schools had left when I left schools, but then it had been renewed with kids going to school. Sesungguhnye how our kids act are reflected in our upbringing kan, so it kinda like if the kids misbehave, partly tu it feels like we are in the wrong lah. Thats my thought.

But teacher die basically Aziz die senang je jaga. Haha. There is nothing specific lah we can improve upon, though her teacher did said she is going to toilet train Aziz the next month. Haha. Oh well.. dengan itu maybe I should provide more pants . But she likes Aziz and I can see Aziz likes and respected her so it is ok. Ape sangat laahh nak dikomen for a 3 year old kid kan?

My husband and I always wondered what Aziz did at school because if we ask him buat ape kat school he will said this "Aziz belaja Bismillah...pastu Aziz tido" . Everytime without fail. Haha. Then I tanye makan ape, it would be either pizza or nasi dengan ayam. Hahaha. I pon lupa nak tanye teacher if they really do served pizza or Aziz punye imaginasi je. But his teacher gave us a file of Aziz works and it got 2 full files filled with Aziz coloring and watercolor paintings. Awww. My cold heart grew considerably warmer that day.

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One of the 'watercolor' piece. I actually like this one. Hehe.


Monday, June 01, 2015

Saif Boy 6 months!

Hey tak aci la kan Aziz dulu ade banyak development. At least Saif boy deserves his 6th month development jugak.

My handsome boy lah


Because.. 

- He can now sit and crawl! Cepat taw. My mom kate masa I kat Singapore lagi die dah crawling around. Before this memang nampak nak crawl tapi lebih pada mengesot la. This is really crawling on hands and knees. And he can now sit on his own, though not so correctly posture-wise and but still ok enough that he enjoyed being in a bathtub. So sekarang ni if mandikan die, die seronok dapat duduk and splash splash the water. 

- Had started on eating. Memula mak die malas. So I just started him on those Heinz first foods instant rice. I think his is smooth rice. Tak suke. Lepas tu beli brand ape tah yang ade perisa pear and banana. Pon tak suke! Then last week ade performance review of sort at his nursery. So the teacher said that they tried him on buah punye puree and he likes it. So they suggest I do those purees. T_T . Tak dapat la mak die nak bermalasan. Hahahahaha. So semalam I made sweet potato puree and applesauce. That he likes! Sebelom tu I tak start buat lagi his food, I beli je those jar products yang ade perisa pear die suke jugak. Though it is cheaper la tu just make puree. I had all those steamer and blender pon. Kena rajin la mommy. Haip! 

-  He is a world different from his abang. Aziz comparatively is an easy baby la. Sumbat ape jenis susu, botol, puting, ubat, makanan semua die telan. And happily too. Sampai sekarang. Unless he is moody. Saif ni everytime he saw me come at him with a syringe, terus die ketap mulut and geleng kepala as saying No! No! No! . Susu botol jangan cakap la. After I pergi Singapore lah baru really reti minum. Tu pon his father started him on formula sebab kite orang frust tengok die lose weight as he refused to minum ebm. As much as I want to exclusive BF him, if baby had started to lose weight, that is a No No. Better try formula.  I had started giving him back EBM to the nursery to see if he wants to take it. 

Oh semalam as we are giving Saif his sweet potato puree , Aziz macam pelik la ape yang ungu tu. Die tanye "mommy tu kaler ape" . Lepas I cakap ungu, die nak rase. I dah add in my BM so biasa la kan rase pelik la sikit kan. Die makan sikit buat muka kelat pastu.. "tanak dah laa". Hihi. 

- A light sleeper and early riser. I was in such a state last weekend. Rumah cam dilanda tornado and Saif refused to leave me. Die mengantuk taw and I kinda suspect because he sleeps poorly at home sebab tu his health is also a little affected. Macam mommy, if I don't get enough sleep I will get the flu. So hari ahad tu after the whole afternoon trying to get him too sleep unsuccessfully sebab dak kecik ni macam ade radar, if mom is out of the room he will start bawling. So I asked my husband to buy yang mesin buai tu. Before this memang ade but my sister punye and basically dah tak leh jalan dah la, to make long story short. So husband bought a new mechanical buai and malam tadi baru I can get him to sleep a little early. Baru la mommy dapat kemas and lap dapor! 

But every morning around 6am die dah start to rise and play in his pen or minum susu. Pagi tadi die feeling energetic and I put him next to his big brother, die amik one of Aziz Ultraman ; which Aziz likes to kumpul beside him before he got to sleep, and whacked Aziz repeatedly on the head. Hahaha. Dari abang die liat nak bangun terus bangun indignantly sebab kena whack kat kepala dengan Ultraman sendiri. 

- Oh and that whacking .. just proved his motor skills is improving tremendously because he can gauged his aim correctly. Loves to chew and stuffs other than his toys. 

- Tidur masih kena bedung. The teacher told us that if they forgot to bedung him masa die punye morning nap, siap laaa nanti emosi sampai ke petang. Alamak. Baru teringat I didn't give him his kain bedung to the nursery.. Huhuhuhu. (typed this when I was at work)

- No words yet except MamMamMamMam whenever he saw me. Not sure if it meant ME or my milk. Maybe to him it is one and the same. Heh. My husband said he doesnt say it once when I was in Singapore. 


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