Monday, 29 August 2011

Eid Mubarak!

Alhamdulillah we have safely landed in BolehLand...
What a joy to see our loved ones!!

After the rush to complete whatever Eid preparation we could, we have now arrived at kampung.
Weather have been tolerable, with occasional rain that cools the air.
QnR have been enjoying themselves with the cousins, albeit like ducks speaking to the chicken, a Malay proverb translated. Literally.

Every now and then they will come to me and say "Mommy, I am sweaty", or "Mommy, my hair is very wet (with sweat)". It's like a new experience to them.
Or rather re-experiencing :D

Anyway, as the end of Ramadhan draws near, all of us would like to wish anyone who do stumble upon our blog, a blessed Eid.
And we seek for forgiveness for all our wrongdoings.
May we still bring the spirit of Ramadhan be brought into Syawal as well.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

So Long, Farewell, Adieu!

Today is the last day we will be in a place we called home for the last 11 months.
Somehow, words cannot describe the feeling inside.
So many memories made, sweet and bitter.

We will always remember our times here.

Beginning from tonight onwards, we might be on a hiatus for a while.
Will definitely try to fulfil the stories as already planned, and probably with a few extras.

Till then,
Salam Aidilfitri to everyone, and may you have a beautiful, blessed and happy celebration.

Much love

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Attacked by Art!

Pursuant to this particular entry, here comes....



If you remember reading about our own little Picasso here, then this is a continuation of his talents (ehem!).

On the last day of school, I have been given the privilege to bring back more art work done by the little Mister. So we take picture to keep them in our memory, before sending them to the ermm... bin. Recycling bin where possible.

But of course I had very little chance to see what Q had done in school for Arts, so on the last day of school, I was surprised to receive a very huge paper bag full of Q's work! Very heavy, and so many! She was so excited to show all of them to me :D

It was a little 'walk-down-the-memory-lane' session with her that afternoon (and obviously the house was turned into a messy art studio so to speak hehehe...). I saw how her writing and spelling and her ability to draw improved from those art pieces and writing work, and I was moved. She has improved so much since the first time she started schooling. Proud moment again.

Anyway, it all must go the the (recycling) bin! As we cannot afford to keep all these things. So here's Q's (selected - because there are too many, and some have been lost/spoilt/thrown away between the time I received it and these photos taken) masterpieces, a little artist herself :D.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011


A lot to pen down, but so little time.
I guess I will just jot down what are the things I want to share, so that when I find the time, I will elaborate more.

And not in particular order :-

1. Perfect Weekend Part 3 - of Nasi Lemak and Willow Trees
2. Her First, My First, Our First on 17 January 2012
3. It has been almost a Year - the Journey so far
4. Moving Out
5. New Beginning - hopefully..
6. Attacked by Art! on 21 August 2011

Till then, I hope I will not forget the story behind the titles.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

A Perfect Weekend - Part 2

Some of the strawberries did went into our mouths as we picked them.
And it was so sweet-smelling...

Anyway, after strawberries, we went to the raspberry, plum and blueberry fields, which were next to each other.

Spotted these on the way :D
Looks so luscious!
But we didn't pick them though..

The raspberries (some 'accidentally' ended in our mouths as well)

Plums (so sweet - and one or two did end in our tummy while picking :P)


And we spotted a sunflower field.
Couldn't resist taking a picture with it :D

And then we went to the farm shop to buy some delicious produce.

Followed by a picnic at the compound.

The end.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

A Perfect Weekend - Part 1

Just letting you know that this is a delayed entry. Been meaning to pen down this piece but aahhh... the computer has been used by the kids! Alternately, and by the time it is my turn to use, I will be too tired. Hehehehehe...

Anyway, the first weekend of the school holidays, we went strawberry picking! And raspberries, plums, blueberries, bought a few farm produced goods like cream, clotted cream and scones, ice cream and waldorf salad. Yummy-ness! We wanted to see some farm animals but none was in sight, except for these 2 bunnies.

The drive took about an hour from where we live, and we set off right after breakfast. Alhamdulillah, the weather was just nice as well.

Now shall we just let these photos do the story telling?

The strawberry fields.

Will have to write another time for the continuation. It time to 'give up' the computer now :D

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lost in pronunciation - Part II

Not long ago, this scenario happened.

And just at dinner yesterday, another almost similar scenario happened.
I was feeding them both and so the conversation went like this :-

R : Mommmyyyy.... (in a sing song fashion, the style he always does)
Me : Yes, sayang. What is it?
R : You know what mommy, 'kang-ka-yu' have big tail..
Me : (Usually able to decipher all his words, was blank). What?
R : 'Kang-ka-yu' have big tail (voice a little loud, but faltering, showing frustration)
Me : (Turned to Q). Kakak, what is Adik saying?
Q : KANGAROO have big tail (with a priceless facial expression, as if to say - how come you don't know THAT?)
Me : Ooooooooowwhhhhhh......


Wednesday, 3 August 2011


.. my body clock has gone haywire.

Woke up at 3.30am, eat our sahur, and then I usually will stay awake until about 6.30am.
I cannot sleep with a full tummy.

Then I will go back to bed.
And wake up at about 8am.

It's SO hard to keep awake at this time!

But the kids need to bathe and have breakfast and play.
So I HAVE to be awake.

Anyway once into the flow, I would be OK.
Will take a nap in the afternoon with the kids, and then I am good as new.

Iftar at about 9pm.
Then I will stay awake until 12midnight.
I cannot sleep with a full tummy.
But then I will have to wake up at 3.30am.

And the cycle starts again...
Sod ba ro...

p/s Thanks to a renowned brand of rice cooker, at least I can time the time I want my rice to be cooked for sahur, and need not to wake up earlier just to cook rice. Happy-ness!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Monday, 1 August 2011

Ramadhan is here!

Wishing for a blessed Ramadhan this year, to everyone.

May all our deeds be accepted by Him.

p/s Hope I will be able to go through 17 hours or so today.