Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Autumn

Little leaves fall softly down
Red and yellow, orange and brown
Whirling, twirling, round and round
Falling gently to the ground

- Q, Nov 2012

It's been so long..

Certainly missed writing..
Too little time so this will have to take a back seat for a while...
Hope to pick this up again..

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Split Digraph

Confused? Us too. Go here to know what is split digraph. But nice try Kakak.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

English jokes (by QnR)

1) one day during breakfast

Q: I have a joke to tell you
M&P: Ok... what is it?
Q: Why did the boy eat his homework?
M&P: He did? I don't know,, why?
Q: Because he thought it's a piece of cake!

M&P: (laughs,, ) not bad,, very funny.

2) on another day

Q: I have another joke to tell you
M&P: Cool... go ahead
Q: Why is the sun a witch?
M&P: What? A sun is a witch? Why?
Q: Because i'm eating sandwich,, sand (sun).. wich (witch).. got it?

M&P: (laughs,, and speechless)

R was also at the table and wanted to join in:

R: I also have a joke to tell you
M&P: Sure, what is it?
R: Why is the strawberry a cake?
M&P: (laughs immediately...) Because you are eating a strawberry cake?
R: Yes!! Strawberry,,, Cake,,, Got it? Got it?

M&P: (couldn't stop laughing.. the facial impressions when they asked "got it? got it?" are priceless...)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A birthday wish..

To Wan Chu

You are my best aunt and i love you so much and have a nice birthday

here is my picture of a rainbow for you

from Qistina and Rayyan

Friday, 13 April 2012

A Hotdog Driving A Car

An original storyline by Rayyan, performed by Rayyan (both done at the same time)

The script:

Once upon a time there's a hotdog driving the car
then the sheep crossing the road
the hotdog..
the hotdog crosses
the hotdog crashed
then the hotdog reach the car
then the hotdog try to go fast
and the hotdog with a car go somewhere at..on the TV
the end

Monday, 9 April 2012


* updated : this dress is officially sold :D

Mama was a little ambitious when she purchased a dress which was made for those with little to no challenge, horizontally.

Anyway, she has this (picture) and wishes to sell it to those interested at RM69 with postage included. Do message if interested ya?

The details of the dress : - 

Soft jersey material
Tie waist included
Colour – Dark Purple
One Size

Measurements when laid flat (please double where appropriate for full circumference) :
Length: 137cm
Bust: 42cm
Waist: 47cm
Hips: 60cm
Fits UK size: 8 - 12

Model Height: 158cm in 4.5 inch heels

Many thanks.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Star of the week

As of now we haven't got to see the "story" that she wrote but considering she was competing against native english-speaking kids, well done!

oh... and this (below) too. by the current rate she would reach 100 pretty soon.

Monday, 2 April 2012

England or Malaysia?

An ever tricky question for Q:-
Kakak, which one do you like more, to be here in England or back in Malaysia?

And always a diplomatic answer by her:-
Err,, I like them both

Papa pushing her further:-
Yeah but if i ask you to choose which one do you prefer

Q maintaining her diplomacy:-
Both are good! I don't want to choose! (with a raised voice, annoyed kot hahaha)

Papa: Ok lah, now that we are in England, what do you miss most in Malaysia? If we go back what do you want to do first?

Q: I want to go swimming with Tok Abah EVERY SATURDAY.. i want to draw that to show Tok Abah (below)

To Tok Abah & Tok Mama : You've been warned! Balik nanti your Saturday mornings will be gone!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

All in the day's work

R : Mummy, Kakak was very nice (pronounced naisssh) she helped me to do the helicopter game (an online game)

Mama : Oh really, thank you Kakak for helping Adik.

Q : It's ok Mommy, it's all in the day's work of a six years old.


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Ever so sorry

Q mistakenly kicked R's football out of the backyard into the neighbour's house.

R cried.

Q :  Mommy! I made a mistake! I kicked R's ball over the fence!

And then, turning to R, she said :
Q : Oh R, I'm sorry R, I'm ever so sorry for kicking the ball over...


Monday, 20 February 2012


Bought this at a certain Te**o;

for only £0.39.
Not 1 packet - but 5 packets!
YES, 5 packets for £0.39.

Could not believe my eyes at first when at the till it showed that figure.
So we ended buying 2 x 5 packets more.
In total £1.17 for 15 packets of the above.
Oh yeah, we miss home :D

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

An email from Qistina

Q's reply to Tok Mama's email

To Tok Mama 

you need lots and lots
of carrots and rice

To be brave . 
I also eat carrots
that is why I am brave

from Qistina

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

An email from Tok Mama

an email from Tok Mama, she might need a blog too.

I thought of writing this in a book but I find myself postponing it many times. Do you remember this:

We were at Tok Chek's house and Tok Jah asked this question:

T.J.  Who are your best friends in school?
Q.    I have 4. Emma and (3 boys' names I can't recall)
T.J.  Who is the handsomest?
Q.    Nobody is handsomest. They don't have to be the hhandsomest! They have to be the    smartest... (Ouch... coming from a 5 year old)

Or this advice you gave your Tok Mama the nite before you all left for UK again...

TM: I am going to miss you all. I'll be lonely.
Q. : No you must be brave.
TM: How?
Q. : To be brave, you must do 3 things: eat rice, eat fish, eat carrots
TM: I've eaten them but I'm still not brave...
Q. : then you must eat lots of them! 

So, Premium (Qist in Arabic), I am still following your advice. This iPad really helps me to be brave especially because I can FaceTime with you all without much trouble. Syukur Alhamdulillah  for technology. 

Till next time, my hugs and kisses to you, Rayyan, Mama & Papa.

May Allah SWT always guide us in everything. 

Lots & loads of love from Tok Mama & Tok Abah & Wan Chu
Sent from my iPad

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Her First, My First, Our First

I was browsing my older posts and suddenly read this one.
Well, the following post is long overdue.

Wanted to share how happy we were, and humbled really, with Q's determination and perseverance in attempting her first Ramadhan. SubhanAllah..

This was our first Ramadhan away from home. It was summer and the days were long. Sahur was in the wee hours of the morning, around 3.30a.m. while breaking fast was almost at 9p.m.

She was excited to wake up for sahur, but of course I had to feed her. She did not have much, but finished off with a piece of date and a glass of milk.

During the day, she was busy with games and playing as it was the summer holidays. Gave her an afternoon nap and then she woke up hungry. After much persuasion, she was willing to wait till Maghrib.

Alhamdulillah she managed the first day with very little difficulties.

She managed to complete 3 full days.
Syukur Alhamdulillah..


A few weeks back we lost an item sent through the country's national mailing service. The recipient did not receive the item we sent so we made a complain.

Lo and behold, in less than 3 weeks we were fully refunded. Price of the item plus the postage we had paid.


Anyone with experience(s) with our own mailing service back home? Have you ever got your sent item(s) lost and got a refund? How was it handled? Do share :D

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un

The above ayat is part of the Surah Al-Baqarah, and the full verse of this ayat (2:156) means "Who, when a misfortune overtakes them, say: 'Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return'."

Usually heard upon hearing the death of someone, the ayat could be recited when a person is struck by calamity or in any situations involving any risk.

Today I read a news about a well known person who was faced with a tragedy. It brought back memories when I was faced with the same situation, about almost 5 years ago. So yes, I can relate to her traumatising experience.

At about 3a.m., during a really heavy rain (and Shah Alam got flooded the next morning), 6 men armed with screw drivers (one of them pointing to my maid's face briefly) and a big gas cylinder stormed into the house. They came in from the kitchen, went into my maid's room downstairs, and then came to mine. They did not even bother to cover their faces. Rummaging our cupboards and drawers, taking away all what little belongings we had, mostly the jewellery (mine, Q's and my maid's) and the mobile phone.

Though it felt longer, it all took a mere 10 minutes.

I know Allah was with me all the time. I was quite calm (I even switched on the lights for them to make it easier) during the whole process of being burglarised, and my only du'a was that none of us in the house would be touched. You can take anything but nau'zubillahiminzalik, please do not lay hands on my very young daughter (Q was about 15 months), my maid who was in our care and of course me.

I was thankful to Allah that my husband was not around as he was away for the week. I do not want to imagine what would have happened if he was in the house.

We were left in shock when the burglars left. Called the police after about 1 hour, and then called my mother after the Subuh prayer.

Informed the office the next morning, and was given a compassionate leave (thank you Boss) to sort things out at the police station.

Truly, nothing belongs to us. And everything will return to Him when the time comes.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Today, after dinner :-

Q : Papa, who is your 'BIFF'?
P : What is 'BIFF'?
Q : Best friends forever..
P : Oh, you mean BFF?
Q : Yeaahhhh... BFF..
P : My BFF is Mama...
Q : Nooooo... Mama cannot be your BFF (with a-matter-of-factly-tone mind you). She is a Mommy...
P : *Dumbstruck*

Aahh... she's no longer a little girl eh?
Don't grow up too fast sayang!