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a sign of aging ?

At Chatime, Empire Subang.

Cashier: Hi Miss, welcome to Chatime !
Me: Hi, can I have one Mango Smoothie, please ?
Cashier: Ok, *presses buttons on screen*
Me: Em, with no sugar and less ice, please, thank you.
Cashier: Err, Miss, this is ice blended Miss.
Me: Oh yeah lah ! Okayyyyyy. *blushes*

I swear I wanted to run INTO the wall and hide from the embarrassment. Isk.

Ok bye.

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1434H resolutions

I am a bit of a failure when it comes to resolutions.

There will always be a few on my list which will be left unchecked and undone.
But since I’m 28 years young this year and already a wife and a mother, I’m thinking I should set a good example to my daughter. Ahem. Hehe.
I’m gonna list down a few resolutions and make sure I strike out each & every one of them this year, InshaAllah.

Ok here goes…
This year I shall:

1. Not miss my daily prayers, and try to pray on time.
2. Try to cover my aurah properly – make sure my chest, neck, butt and arms are fully covered, buy and wear more long skirts/dresses/loose pants instead of jeans or form-fitting pants.
3. Strive to be a better wife, Mummy, daughter, sister and friend – I feel that I am lacking so much in this area, sobs !
4. Work out every day like I used to, okayyy maybe at least three times a week. Hehe.
5. Try to cook delicious food like arwah Mummy did, for my family – Until this day, I haven’t found anyone who cooks as good as Mummy does. Even the dishes that she made, totally different ! Rindunya. 🙁
6. Keep on sharing the goodness of Shaklee with family & friends. 🙂

Ok let’s keep it at 6 for the time being, don’t want to be over-ambitious now, do we ? Hehe.

Salam Maal Hijrah 1434H everyone !
Out with the bad, in with the good ! InshaAllah. 🙂

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transitions.

And so it has been a week since we officially moved in to the not-so-new pad we’re renting in Shah Alam.
House is still incomplete & messy. (read: not ready for visitors.)
Khayla isn’t having such a easy time with the new sitter.
Traveling time to and fro work is around 30 minutes. As usual, the nearer you stay, the later you arrive at work. In my case, the sitter feels that 0730 hours is the best time to drop Khayla off, so I can only leave for work after that.

My in-laws are planning to come over during the Awal Muharam public holiday, InshaAllah. Mum in-law & Angah are planning to go to IKEA to hunt for stuff for Angah’s wedding. I think it would be a great idea because I can look for stuff for my house too. Hehe. And have some IKEA meatballs while I’m at it !

Last Sunday before we moved in, we went to Serai in Empire to celebrate Daddy & Mr. Sunshine’s belated birthdays. I can’t remember whether I’ve wrote about this but they share the same birth date ! Awesome tak ? Hehe.

I have no idea why I posed bongkok like that.

Birthday Man No. 1 !

Birthday Man No. 1 with his granddaughter.

(Hot) Birthday Man No. 2 !

Soon to be parents, InshaAllah. Khayla is going to have a younger cousin she can bully play with !

LOVE !

A new year is around the corner, let’s take this time to reflect on how we are and how we can change for the better. InshaAllah.

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baby talk #2

“Aping, aping !”, she says while pointing to my laptop.

Aping (sometimes Apin) in Khayla’s language is Upin & Ipin. Haha.

Other ‘words’ she’s forming are:

“Ayah”   – Ayah
“Tup”     – Tutup
“Kak”    –  Buka
“Toww” – Jatuh
“Mam”   – Makan
“Dom”   – Jom

She can point to her nose and tummy when asked to.
Knows how to put her hands when told to, “Baca doa !”. In fact, she would put her hands together as if to recite a doa whenever she hears the Adzan, Bismillah or Alhamdulillah. 🙂
Ask her a question starting with ‘Who’ or ‘Siapa’, and she’ll raise her arms. “Siapa tak sayang Mummy ?”, Mr Sunshine would playfully ask and Khayla would raise her arms. T_____T
Always seems fascinated with animals. We’re planning to take her to the zoo soon. 🙂
Shows her temper by throwing stuff. I’ve ran out of ideas of how to discourage her from doing so. Whatever she doesn’t want, she just flings ’em away !
Walks pretty steadily now, thinks she can already run, sometimes.

A future drama queen in the making, just like Mummy !

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adjustments.

This morning I had to send Khayla to the nursery because Mr. Sunshine has some work to do outside of KL. She didn’t shed a single tear, as a matter of fact she was pretty calm when she was in the arms of her teacher, while we were both talking to each other. The teacher was telling me that Khayla loves to pinch the other babies (T___________T) and that she can be quite fierce (garang) with them. *slaps forehead*
Aiyoooo, how come lah like that ?! But apparently it’s just ‘cubit-cubit sayang‘ with her friends there.
She also told me that Khayla has a big appetite. No surprise there. Hehe.

Looking at how Khayla is with her teachers and friends at the nursery, it pains me to have to put her through another phase of adjusting to a new sitter. Yes, Alhamdulillah we have found someone who is willing to take care of Khayla once we move to Shah Alam. Khayla does not wail in strangers’ arms anymore (unless she’s in a crowded place, or is hungry/sleepy), but she does take quite some time to warm up to strangers. I can only pray the sitter would have the patience to handle Khayla and that it’ll be a smooth transition for Khayla. Ameen.

I’ve been having mixed feelings about moving out from Gombak.

The cons:

1. I won’t get to see Daddy (and Lene) on a daily basis anymore.
2. I won’t have anyone around to help me keep an eye on Khayla when Mr. Sunshine goes outstation, which is like, all the time. Boohoo !
3. Khayla will have to learn to adjust to the new house, surroundings and sitter.
4. Heck, all of us will have to adjust to the new surroundings and neighbours.

The pros:
1. I would (hopefully) save time and energy because the place we’ll be renting is pretty near to my workplace. I’m hoping to get to save on expenditure, in terms of fuel and toll, but then the rent is pretty high and there will be utilities to pay for too.
2. More ‘family time’ for me, Mr. Sunshine and Khayla. More privacy ?
3. It would be easier for my in-laws to come over.

So yeah, mixed feelings. Hmm.

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walking the walk

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old boys and old friends.

Hello all !
Updates, as promised.  

As if anyone really reads my blog, haha.

Two weeks ago, Mr. Sunshine brought Khayla and I to Ipoh, again. This time around it was for his former school, Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman’s (STAR) Old Boys Weekend. We took leave on Friday and checked in at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh that afternoon. Khayla and I spent most of our time in the room while Mr. Sunshine met up with his ex-schoolmates.

Khayla and Ayah at STAR, Ipoh on the evening we arrived. Mr. Sunshine took us on a tour of his school. I had goosebumps, as though it was my former school !

Khayla was pretty excited throughout the whole trip, polishing her walking skills and exploring every nook and cranny in the hotel room.

“Ayah is leaving us in the room ? No biggie, I’ll just lie down and watch telly !”
“…or maybe lie down and check out what I can order from the room service menu !”

Trying to call room service ? Hehe.

I guess she found her happy place. Hehe.

Told ya she enjoyed herself !

Immediately after we reached home on Sunday evening (16/9/2012), we freshened up and headed to Gan & Wei Ting’s wedding. Lene was supposed to come along, but she found a date at the very last minute and met us there instead. 🙂

It was such a beautiful night ! I got to meet my beautiful friends (and probably the only people apart from my family who know how to pronounce my name correctly, haha tetiba) and celebrate the lovely couple. I had tears in my eyes when I saw the bride & groom walking hand in hand. This is the guy I’ve known since I was 14 ! I know our friendship has changed over the years and we’re not as close as we were before, but I was truly happy for him ! *nangis*

CONGRATULATIONS MR. & MRS GAN !! :))

The ever so beautiful Felicia and I. Even Khayla was enamoured by her.

L-R: Khayla, Me, Judith, Felicia, Marlene & Jaclyn. 🙂

Group photo ! See, Khayla is still trying to peek at Felicia ! Hehehe.

Ayah, who had to tend to Khayla when she started to get sleepy and cranky.

Looking forward to get together with all of them soon, since I’m back in Gombak already.

I had to go for a 4 days-3 nights induction course at UiTM’s Training Centre, Kampung Gajah, Perak from last Friday to Monday.
I was fortunate that I had already attended an induction when I was working with the Ministry of Health, so I only had to attend 4 out of the 14 days of induction. Alhamdulillah.
I was very impressed by the rooms they provided for us for the course. Almost hotel-like, with two twin beds, air condition, water heater and we even have to insert our keycard for power. Hehe. It was a comfortable stay, plus I had an awesome roomie so all in all it was good.
I sure hope I aced the exam ! Ameen.

They even provided us with towels, shampoos & shower gels. 🙂

Mr. Sunshine and I will be moving out from Gombak to Shah Alam soon. We found a 2-storey house to rent for the time being. Why move out ? Well, it’s an effort to save energy, time, and money. 🙂
We went to see the house two nights ago and it was okayyy lah. It isn’t my dream house, but I can live in it. I think. Haha.

Although Syawal has ended, I’m gonna leave you people with two snapshots of my colleagues and I during our office’s Raya celebration.

With my boss (in purple) and the pharmacy assistants. 🙂

Comel tak kami ? Haha.

 Here’s to a smashing weekend, bye !

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time waits for no man.

Hello all !
I’ve been struggling to find time to write a decent post but as you can see, I am failing miserably. I just got back from my UiTM induction course. I left Mr. Sunshine & Khayla for 4 days & 3 nights.
I hope I can squeeze in some time to tell you all the details on me being away, in the meantime here’s a couple of photos of me & the new friends I made during the induction course.

Until then, take care all !

xoxo

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baby talk #1

Bedtime conversation with my 1 year old daughter:

Me: Khayla, say Ayah.
Daughter: Ayaaaa.
Me: Clever girl ! Say Ayah !
Daughter: Ayahh !
Me: Ok now say Mummy.
Daughter: Ayahhh.
Me: No, say maaa miiii…
Daughter: Ayahhhh !
Me: Say maaaaa miiiiiiiiiii..
Daughter: Aaaa yaaaaa !

T____________T

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spreading the love ?

So, I just found out that Lene had diarrhea and mild fever at work on Sunday, Marc started to have diarrhea and fever yesterday, and Linn is vomiting & purging too ! The paediatrician did mention that Khayla could have passed the virus to us, so I’m starting to think that she actually did !

Woah.

But Alhamdulillah Daddy seems to be looking alright, so far lah.

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