Sunday, April 29, 2012

just the way i like it

Didn't go out at all in the morning. Lazing around with the two boys sometimes three on the bed :P Introduce apple puree today to Aariq, nampak dia macam suka. 

 apa ni Mommy?

Later in the evening pergi Empire sebab ada budak kecik tuh nak pergi Toys R Us. We went to IOI at first then parking macam full, then detour to Pyramid..full jugak last stop was Empire. Ada la masalah parking sikit..ada kejadian tak berapa nak best berlaku but malas kot nak elaborate. Uncivilised ppl patut duduk dalam gua je. Terus spoil mood nak shopping. Balik rumah terus after that and at night Mika as usual la mana nak separate with the Ipad..adik dia pon join sama. Best bergolek² with the two of them..just the right way to end my Sunday :)

leka betul dua dua ni

Saturday, April 28, 2012

nak keluar pon tak boleh

We did not go out at all today. OK tipu..ada la but around PH je. The family together with my aunt and cousins left for Vietnam this morning..berholiday..isshh jealous! Ni kali ke berapa kena tinggal tak dapat join family day office my dad. Actually company trip tapi lagi meriah sebab ada family members join. My eldest cousin tak dapat follow so after she sent them to the airport, dia ajak breakfast. Went to nearby mamak je. Balik from bfast, drop by Giant to get some stuffs. Sampai rumah I try the new Avent Steamer & Blender. Memang berguna betul. Senang kerja. Aariq dah start makan today. I gave him nestum mix with his milk for start. Later in the evening, bagi dia carrot puree tapi dia tak suka pulak..huhuh

Friday, April 27, 2012

a laptop :)

Did I tell you that I bought myself a laptop? Like out of all things, a laptop? Macam relate je kan dengan item 12 part I in previous post kan? Ni kes desperate nak laptop sendiri sebab the last one I had yang share punya with hubby dah kaput and I never had one yang betul² mine. First year in Uni I pakai laptop pemberian Abah, elok pakai 1 year, rosak (2nd hand katanya) dan year seterusnya I pakai desktop. So dengan menggunakan staff price hubby, amik la satu and believe it or not, belum sentuh betul² sampai la ke hari ni. Item was delivered on Wednesday. Next step nak retrieve my files saved in the laptop, transfer and nak start projek print gambar. Banyak kot pic nak print. Then nak frame :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

turning 30

Someone shared this on FB..i found it interesting so I'm going to share it here :)
In 1997, Glamour magazine published a story titled "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30." The list, written by Pamela Redmond Satran, was so popular that women started emailing it around, misattributing it to various female luminaries including Maya Angelou and Hillary Clinton. Noting what a phenomenon it had become, the editors of Glamour created a book around it, featuring essays from (mostly) famous women on each of the items on the list. The book, released today, includes meditations from Katie Couric on work and love, Portia de Rossi on accepting your body, and one from the list's original author, who is also a Huffington Post blogger, on how to live alone.
Because the list still makes us so, so happy, we asked Glamour's permission to reprint it here:
By 30, you should have ...
  1.  One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
  2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
  3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
  4. A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
  5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.
  6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
  7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age -- and some money set aside to help fund it.
  8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account -- all of which nobody has access to but you.
  9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.
  10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
  11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
  12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
  13. The belief that you deserve it.
  14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
  15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.
By 30, you should know ...
  1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
  2. How you feel about having kids.
  3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
  4. When to try harder and when to walk away.
  5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
  6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.
  7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
  8. Where to go -- be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat -- when your soul needs soothing.
  9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.
  10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
  11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
  12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.
  13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
  14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
  15. Why they say life begins at 30

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

first field trip

Yesterday was Mika's first field trip..pergi jauh ke KLCC. Petrosains to be exact. Mika dah la lately ni drama sungguh nak pergi school tapi semalam okay la, tak nangis dah bila sampai school. Hubby and I sent him early..around 7.40am sebab bus leaving at 8. Then sempat la we all bfast kejap and we decide to just tengok from jauh. Rasa nak follow sampai KLCC je..I was this close of taking EL tapi change my mind. Takut nanti I pergi then I ternampak Mika nangis or something tak best ke, lagi buat I susah hati. Not good for mak² yang cepat panic ni, in this case I la. So let him be with the teachers. Dalam circular cakap he will reach school only at 1pm but when mom called me at 12.15noon, dia dah sampai pon depan rumah that time. My mom memang on and off at my house, at least for this first week. She will monitor Mika balik frm school then she will go back and leave the kids with the maid. Mika memang dah tak nak ke nursery. He is more comfortable at home rasanya. Takpe la, ok gaks macam tu. The brothers should be together plus I could save on the nursery fee like a lot too.

I rush home that evening and dah sampai hubby on-call pulak. Haish..baru rasa nak makan ayam penyet :P so I brought Mika to the park, main bola with him. Will do it again today. Time ni la nak rasmi kan sports shoes yang masih elok tersimpan dalam kotak. We had nasi briyani for dinner sebab last Saturday ada kenduri on dad's side, so my mom tahpau some lauk yang di buat khas oleh pakcik Abah. Memang sedap. Dah la after dinner hujan..the kids tidur and guess what..mommy dia pon join sama..so not healthy. I notice that Aariq ni ada perangai yang sama dengan abang dia. Tak suka pakai selimut. I elok la balut dia, bila I sedar tengah malam, tengok selimut elok dah kena tolak jauh. So socks tu memang harus pakai la. Mika tak dapat di tolong pulak, pakai socks pon dia bukak. Kids!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

5 month old checkup

Patutnya bawak Aariq pergi check up when he just turn 5 mths old tapi sebab checkup sebelum² ni dah delay hence yg ni pon delay la. Almost 5.5 month baru pergi. This time around, we took the night appointment which was at 7pm. Kejap je pon check up, sampai, register, tunggu. Tak sampai 15 min dah kena panggil masuk. His weight tak banyak naik pulak this time, about 8.39kg je but still above average. I dah biasa kot before this naik at least 1kg per month. Doc said it's normal la at this age..yer la..macam la tak biasa :P dengan itu, dapat la lagi satu jab..yang ni mmg compulsory jab..the next jab is next month, 2nd dose of pneumococoal..jab yg sakit itu..huhuh. Dah boleh start on solid but I'll wait till weekend. Wanna be there when I feed him nanti. Mika pon around this time masa first start solid. Alhamdulillah, the rest okay. 

 aariq dah overshadow his brother
mika as usual manja..my no.1 ni :)
mommy bersama anak-anak 

Monday, April 23, 2012

monday blues

When we sent Mika this morning, he was still crying tak nak turun from car. Last Friday first time kena paksa keluar kereta but I wasn't there. During weekend memang dia keep repeating la "Mika tak nak Monday pergi school" memang on repeat like for million times kot. Pity him but he has to sebab if duduk rumah tak belajar apa. Memang kena banyak sabar and part ni la I macam kena tegas. I hope that this is just a phase and soon he will come out of this. Tak best la nak drop dia dekat school then dia nangis². The teacher on the other hand, selalu update me on his progress which is good. She said to give him time and don't stop from sending him to school. If we do that, nanti dia biasa semua nak ikut cakap dia. Well...we'll see how. Mikhail Haris, please be a good and strong boy. Jangan buat mommy susah hati ok?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

al-fatihah

My dear uncle Tengku Syed Naizar b Tengku Syed Nordin dah kembali ke Rahmatullah today at about 9am. Innalillah..it was so sudden sebab he was all okay yesterday. Memang dah admitted to hospital for few days due to liver problem and although his blood pressure kejap ok kejap tak tapi masih stable. Off we went to Seremban that morning to pay him last respect and after that jenazah di bawa pulang to his house in Tampin. I wanted to stay sampai kebumi tapi sebab Aariq is at home with the maid, mom asked me to leave first. Rasa bersalah jugak but I told my aunt that I will come again and visit her bila berkesempatan. To aunty Non and son Idham, be strong. Allah sayangkan Achik. He is a better place now. Sabar sangat² ok..*al-fatihah*

Saturday, April 21, 2012

of my saturday

Saturday morning Mika and I pergi bfast with my parents and sister at this one restaurant we all selalu pergi at PH. My mom sort of kenal the owner and usually working days I breakfast dekat sini with hubby. Hubby as usual pergi his weekly bola training/match or whatever you want to call it :P

Later in the evening, we went to check out this shop sebab nak beli this item..it's actually an online shop but it has a physical store at Mahkota Cheras. Jauh tuh pergi but luck was not on our side, dah out of stock. I call yesterday and the item was still available. Nak tunggu restock sampai..tak tahu bila. So far, this shop yang paling murah la. My bad for not calling earlier that day too.

Sebab Aariq will start on solid end of next week, I think this will be a good buy. It's a combined blender and steamer from Philips Avent. Macam hebat..steam then blend terus then terus feed. Sesuai la for mak² mcm saya ni. Also will be useful for the maid sebab she can do herself too, cuma kena la ajar how to use.

No luck that day so we headed to Ampang Park. Terasa nak makan kat situ.  Cozy Corner la mana lagi :) I managed to grab two pair of shoes too there sebab this shop shoes dia  memang best dan ada quality. Hubby then made a quick stop at Digital Mall, PJ to get a pair of new headsets. By the time we were done with the outing, dah almost 7pm. Kesian Aariq kena tinggal.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

what a day!

Hello. Yesterday was such a depressing and not to mention tiring day. Meetings non-stop from morning till lunch time then followed by another meeting after lunch. Meetings sebenarnya ok je coz I got to meet and greet these lovely bunch of people we work with from Aussie & NZ. The not so fun part was bila dapat phone call again from teacher Mika and inform me that Mika still refuse to get into the van and cried when he was asked to. Nursery pon tak nak pergi. Apa lagi..as a super paranoid mom I panic la. My dear girlfriend is concern enough to ask bout my entry yesterday and I'm so glad to find out that I'm not the only one yang cepat panic. I guess mothers memang cepat panic kot. Thanks E for your concern :) Cuba pass kat husband, relax memanjang (my husband la, not sure orang lain punya). Maybe I should ask the teacher to call my husband pulak kot lepas ni. With that, I wasted a full plate of my vege meal sebab sempat makan 3 suap je, lepas tu no mood dah.

I asked the teacher's help to send Mika to my mom's. She doesn't mind to do so. A really kind-hearted and caring lady there. Left the office an hour early and mom said Mika only ate bread and he did not want to sleep at all and even asked my mom not to touch his baby brother so that he could get full attention. I sedar dia cepat sensitif since the arrival of his baby brother. Dia tak buat Aariq tapi more like protest, tantrum etc.

Otw back drop by at the nursery to take his bag and talk to the bbsitters. Knowing them, I know that they do care about Mika and if possible they do not want Mika to stop from the nursery. Dah sampai elok pulak Mika duduk on his Tok Mama's lap and even played with his friends. Sigh..dilemma. Like I've mentioned, Mika needs to adapt to stay at home so maybe we will try first. In case things don't work out the way we want to, he could just go back to the nursery. I think the main problem here is the transport so I called the van driver later at night and requested for Mika to sit in front next to her and send to my house instead to the nursery. Ok pulak dia eventhough at first dia tak nak naik but once dah naik he's ok. We really need to work out a plan. My mom pon not everyday she's available and I do not want to burden her plus I want Mika to get use to the maid. Ok later, meeting now.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

my number 1

I think kan..it's time to pull Mika from the nursery and stay at home instead. First time teacher dia call tadi sebab he cried bila suruh naik van balik. Semalam hubby yang fetch dia sebab he did not want to go to school so we told him, if pergi boleh duduk rumah Tok Mi. So hari ni dia ingat duduk rumah Tok Mi lagi kot. Dah sampai nursery, tak nak turun van cakap nak balik rumah and he said daddy is at home nak bawak Mika pergi jalan. Haih la anak..kesian kamu. If nursery memang la tak dapat layanan macam kat rumah tapi dah lama kot dia duduk nursery. Dah besar ni baru leh bezakan kot duduk rumah dan nursery. I bukan tak nak dia duduk rumah lagi but I takut the maid tak larat nak handle Mika. Dah la maid tu lemah lembut, Mika pulak refuse to let the maid assist him. Sooner or later memang kena face gaks this thing so guess we'll start in May. Mesti nak kena sekolahkan maid dulu ie switch on the DVD player, charge the Ipad etc. Haih..boleh ke maid ni handle 2 kids at one go..well kena try la kan nak tau boleh ke tak. Hopefully everything goes well. With that, I'm going to have a slow talk with the babysitter petang nanti. Dia dah jaga Mika since 4 mths old sampai la skrg ni and eventhough she's just a babysitter tapi sayang tuh dah ada kan. Hati orang mesti kena jaga. Risau risau risau..duduk nursery risau, duduk rumah pon risau..tapi my mom dah ckp dia boleh tlg tgk² kan..ok not so risau :D Why not put both of them at my mom's? Sebab I tak nak burden kan my mom..she got her own things to do, if cuti sekolah kejap² boleh la. OK, time for another meeting. Later.

Monday, April 16, 2012

i want to..

Hey ya..just came back from lunch. See, bila dah start type, macam² pulak nak type kat sini. Last Wednesday kan cuti, so hubby, Mika and I went to look for running shoes. Guess siapa nak beli? Yours truly la. I've put on weight..errmm..which memang pon dari masa I pregnant lagi then I managed to loose that extra 11 kilos after I gave birth to Aariq, then standard la lagi 3 kilos tuh dr before pregnant kan Aariq sampai la deliver tak pernah nak hilang. Tapi tuh ok lagi sebab I still can fit into my jeans and those jeans are mostly skinny/fitted jeans. Tak perlu risau la kan..tapiiiiiii...hari tuh, my jeans yang selalu nya I pakai muat-muat or before this loose sikit..its either dah ketat or muat² or tak muat! WTH?? Nampak sgt after confinement tak jaga makan. So from loosing 3 kilos, now I need to shed 6 kilos altogether hence the running shoes. Kalau tak jangan la harap nak ada running shoes..dah lama kot tinggalkan dunia lari² ni.

It does not help also now I duduk goyang kaki dekat rumah balik from work plus dinner macam kena makan berat. Dulu ok je makan light². OK, bersyukur sebab ada helper tapi tuh la, bila dah ada I dah kurang kerja nak buat (bagus Eeja, salahkan helper..sendiri mahu ingat la kan?) If dulu, I will do the laundry at night, fold baju, iron ke..then sometimes if terlalu rimas dengan keadaan rumah, I will sweep or mop at night. I don't need to exercise pon dulu sebab senang je boleh berpeluh² buat kerja rumah plus jaga Mika alone sebab hubby on shift.

Now dah beli shoes elok pulak duduk dalam box je dia, dalam plastic tak bukak² dari hari tu..tak bersemangat langsung. Tapi bab beli baju yang baru dapat last Friday and Saturday laju pulak bukak test pakai. Nasib muat di situ. Balik ni nak tengok video exercise and hope to do one tonight. Depan tv pon jadi so I can fit into my jeans back. Motivation..meh tengok photos ni. I tak nak la unrealistic sgt to get my pre-pregnancy (before Mika) weight tapi these two will do for now. Time ni tak kurus tapi boleh la nak pakai jeans lagi..huhuh..kesian betul :(

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my jeans yang I hope boleh pakai balik

parents teacher day @REAL Kids

An overdue post but then who cares :P We went to Mika school last 2 weekends for the Parents Teacher Day. Positive feedback was given to us on Mika's performance at school. Teacher dia cakap, day-to-day ada banyak improvement. He now knows how to write the alphabet from A - F, dah kenal sgt alphabet, 1 2 3 dan alif-ba-ta pon dah hafal.  He enjoys his swimming class infact his teacher cakap selalu kena bagi extra time for him sebab tak nak keluar from pool which is so pelik sebab kalau mandi pool kat rumah tuh, air tak nak isi penuh pon not even suku! Then before nak pergi school on swimming day, tantrum la jugak sebab tak nak pakai swimming trunk. Agaknya kat school tunjuk hero la ni. 

usha kawan dia kat dalam..oh jari kamu tuh..debab²

On toilet training, I must say that the teacher plays a big role in training him. So far, no.2 belum buat lagi kat school but we've told her in case he wants to do the no.2, please assist him with that. Till then, I akan risau kot sebab kat rumah dia memang tak nak pergi toilet, put on diapers instead to do no.2. Tapi when I ask my friends yang ada anak baya Mika, sama pulak with their kids (boys la).  

 excited semacam
time ni elok je ada kawan dia tengah tengok tuh yang bertambah excited
mommy's no. 1 :)

His teacher also said, dulu if tak tahu nak write or color ke, Mika tiba² je nangis, ada air mata and he just sat there quietly..tapi now dah ada suara. If tak tahu, he will inform the teacher. I pulak tanya banyak questions sampai teacher tu cakap "Mommy, you don't worry. Mikhail is fine" Huhuhuh..biasa la, mak yang paranoid sikit. Panic tak sudah². Now they are practising for the concert kot, eventhough still early tapi sebab kids kan. So ada dance routine and all. Teacher cakap dia letak Mika in the middle and ask the kids to follow, that's how sporting he is at school. Knowing Mika, dia memang hyper sikit dan kalau dah biasa dengan orang, dia ok je. Alhamdulillah, so far so good. I selalu ingat dia dan besar tapi he's just 4 yrs old, 3 yrs and 4 months to be exact..time I baya dia dulu, tak pergi school lagi pon but now is different. 4 yrs old macam standard semua kena pergi school even as young as 2 yrs old! His first field trip is next Tuesday. Already I'm contemplating nak cuti ke tak sebab saja nak usha from jauh. 

Overall, with the positive feedback and improvement, we are really happy with his performance. So far takde drama lagi tak nak turun dari kereta bila hantar pergi school, elok je dia turun, wish the teacher good morning then wave us. Mommy hopes you will continue to be our hero, Mika. You are one strong and very bright boy. Be a good role model to your lil brother, OK? Love you Mika :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

zharief aariq is 5 months old!


Ok..fast forward, Aariq is already 5 months today. How time flies..in 2 weeks time macam tuh, dah boleh start makan.  At 5 months old..


  • Dah boleh roll over dengan jayanya tapi ada masalah sikit nak tolak balik badan ke belakang
  • Boleh bergolek² dah, roll dan roll lagi
  • Strong head coordination
  • Saliva..everywhere. Nak tumbuh gigi pulak kot
  • Dah kenal orang, pantang nampak sure nak suruh angkat
  • Suka tengok Mika, if Mika around dia macam tegur..ada bunyi la
  • So far dia diam je tapi ada masa bunyi gaks
  • Suka senyum..senyum pulak macam senget :P
  • Bangun pagi, the first thing he’ll do is babble sorang²
  • Suka berdiri then excited semacam bila berdiri
  • Pandai dah tengok TV, Mika if tengok Ipad, dia pon join


Tapi at 5 months old kena flu pulak. Jangkit from mommy and Mika la ni. It's OK baby, you'll be one strong boy just like your dear brother. Anyways, happy 5-months-old Ahmad Zharief Aariq! We love you so much :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

post jab

Hellooo..lama nya tak update. Continuation from last entry, lepas Aariq kena jab, dia sungguh tak selesa the next day. Then ada demam sikit, satu hari meragam. Ini tak kena tu tak kena. My mom and the maid bertukar² tangan nak calmkan dia sampai my mom suruh the maid pakai kain kat badan tuh angkat Aariq yang pantang kena letak bawah. Fever on and off tapi masuk hari ke-3, Alhamdulillah sihat dah. Memang jab ni lagi sakit kot compare to jab yang biasa² tu. That’s why I prefer my mom around if nak kena jab sebab she’s like the closest one to the baby kot after me and hubby. Not just Aariq, Mika too. Since Mika baby lagi memang apa² pon my mom tolong tengokkan. Thanks Umi!

Monday, April 2, 2012

aariq's 4-month-old checkup

Lama tak update blog (actually ada je I letak entries baru ni but I put prev dates..so kalau rajin sila scroll down lagi dan lagi). Last week like super busy. Tau² je dah sampai Friday and if month end biasa la with reports and all. Meetings, interviews..banyak betul. Tapi sempat bawak Aariq for his 4 month old checkup last Tuesday. Tuh pon dah 2 weeks overdue. Aariq kena jab. We all decide ambil yang Pneumococoal series tuh. Mika pon ada amik ni dulu. Tak silap under 1 yr old ada 3 dose ke 4. His current weight is 7.9kg and er tall..I tak ingat pulak tapi from the graph..semua either kat above line 2 and weight of course dekat line 3. Tapi Alhamdulillah, all went well cuma ada slight fever that night and the next day meragam. Puas la my mom and the maid angkat dia sebab dia tak nak kena letak. Not his usual self. Expected pon but I think Aariq is one strong boy, just like his brother. Paed said, next month dah boleh start on solid..like makan dah?? Bukan ke baru je lahir kamu ni Aariq? How time flies..Lepas dah balik tuh, I sempat ran to the saloon to trim my hair. The girl yang buat kan my hair dulu is on maternity leave, so another guy buat kan..i still prefer that girl but takpe la, dah trim dah pon :)

 elok je relax dlm ni..sleepy kot sebab time dia tidur
 tak nak layan mommy
before check-up