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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Trip To The Zoo

Last saturday, we brought Arsyad to the zoo. It was indeed a very fun outing eventho it was very tiring as we had to run from the beginning till the end to catch up with Arsyad. Haha. Arsyad was very excited to see all the animals, and he even recognized most of them. Nothing much to write on, just enjoy a few piccas that we managed to snap. Awal2 je snap, then tak sempat dh coz kene kejar arsyad je keje. Haha.

At the entrance..

with the giraffes..

The elephant..

Arsyad panggil duck coz berenang atas air.. haha

Arsyad berlari sesuke hati.. papa cool je.. haha

Tiger peluk pokok..hehe

Tapir tido kemalasan..

Lion pon tido kemalasan..
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Cheetah pon tido kemalasan.. semua binatang zoo malas..haha

Arsyad berkerut dahi tgh pk binatang ape ni?? Nampak mcm cow.. haha

Lepas ni kita pegi kat bird park plak kay Arsyad.. hehe

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Look A Like Shawl

Recently I have these two shaded shawls which I bought at two different places. Actually I just bought one and my sister did give me another one. Lucky me to have so nice sister huh? Hehe. So what are the differences other than price?


This one is from Arzu. I think everyone knows Arzu boutique. They got 2 boutiques, one at KLCC and another one at Mid Valley. You can find a lot of shaded shawls there and this one is the wrinkle one. I think this kind of shawl is very convenient as I can just pack it in my bag without me worrying my shawl will be wrinkle and I need to iron it after that. I love the length of the shawl as I can twist it around twice and make a nice drape at the front. And I don't have to wear an inner coz it covers my back and front. I love the material, a very soft cotton. It makes me comfortable to wear it all day long without any brooch and pin to hold the hijab on my head. It is quite pricey, RM200 for 3 pieces (promotion price for this month). But it is worth it. Easy to care and easy to wear. :-)


So lets move on to the next shawl, which is look a like Arzu's one. I just bought the shawl 2 days ago. Actually, I just pass by the small shop in the middle of the Giant Hypermarket, then suddenly I saw this shaded shawl. I know there are a lot of online blogshops that sell this kind of shawl. But I didn't bother to buy it, coz I'm afraid I will not like the material. So, when I saw it in front of me, I give it a try. I like the material, not as soft as Arzu's but it is okay to me. It is shorter and I need to wear an inner with it. I just can make one twist so that it can nicely cover my back and front. The price is only RM25 per piece. Way much cheaper than Arzu's but you can see a lot of differences between these two. 

So, which one do I love the most? Arzu's of course coz I can wear it without any brooch and pin and I love the material so much. But which one will I buy again? Definitely, the second one, it is so damn cheaper than the Arzu's. Haha. I can get 8 pieces of it rather than only 3 pieces of Arzu's for RM200. 

Can you see the difference just by looking at those 2 pictures above?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SSF Year End Sale ( 3 - 12 Dec 2010 )



Looking for something to decorate your house? SSF is having their year end sale now. Most item were discount up to 50% off. Hurry up!! Tomorrow is the last day. 

Happy shopping. :-)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Birthday Vacation..

On this very special day, Awal Muharram and hubby's birthday, we've decided to have a short vacation. Luckily the hotel room was still available even on this peak season. It was actually a last minute decision. At first, hubby booked the studio room at Maya Hotel, just in KL. But on second thought, Arsyad will feel bored coz there's nothing special there, just a luxurious room. So, off we went to PD.

Legend Water Chalet

It was a very long time ago my last visit to PD. There's nothing much different, but the water I think is quite dirty. Arsyad was having fun playing with the sand and swimming in the big bath tub inside our room. Luckily it wasn't raining on that day. Thus we can have fun outside rather than just stay inside the room.





And, this birthday message is specially dedicated to my love:

Happy birthday sayang
 I'm so lucky to have a husband like you
Every year with you is better than the last
Hanging out with you is still my favorite thing to do
Happy birthday to my partner and my best friend

My love for you grows and grows with each passing year
You are still the man of my dreams
I can't imagine living without you at my side
Growing old with you is one of my favorites thing to do
A husband like you is the frosting on the birthday cake of life
Happy birthday to the love of my life
Love you so much

p/s: wait for your birthday present yea~ :-)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shopping With Woody..

We went out to Ikano last friday as papa promised to bring Arsyad to Toys' R Us. Arsyad was very excited to see all the toys and can't decide which one to choose. But then once he saw the stroller with woody on it, he didn't bother to look at other toys anymore. Haha. 

It was so damn funny looking at him, pushing the stroller and at the same time, showing all the toys to Woody. Haha. At last, we just bought him a car. Takkan nak beli stroller plak kan?? Haha. Nanti org confuse plak girl ke boy nih. Haha. 

Btw, this is one of the videos that I managed to capture. Others, wayyy to big for me to upload and mama so damn lazy to resize. Hehe.

video


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Admission @ KJMC

Dun know where to start. I'm still in shock and can't believe what just happened to my baby. Alhamdulillah  everything was normal, and he become active and playful again after spending 3 days and 2 nights stay at Kelana Jaya Medical Centre. Everything happened so fast and I didn't expect it will be this bad.

29 Nov 2010

He was happily playing as usual, running here and there, jumping, riding his car. It was all started after he ran out from my room then suddenly slipped and fall down around 2.30pm. He cried out loud and still conscious. He just wanted me to hold him and lay down on the bed. Half an hour later, he started vomiting. We brought him to the clinic first, then immediately got the referral letter to the hospital for further investigation coz he already vomited 5 times within 4 hours I think. 

We arrived at KJMC around 7 something, thanks to the heavy traffic. We went straight to his paeds's clinic and then he handed the case over to the surgeon. On the way to the KJMC Arsyad already vomited 3 times, in total 8 times. And while waiting for the surgeon, he vomited again, twice in total 10 times. The surgeon started to set the line for the IV, and only GOD knows how I felt at that time - watching my baby cried out loud, called mama and looking at the nurses who really slow and blood keep flowing. I really want to scold them at that time, but thinking that it was hard to handle a baby and it will make them more nervous. So I just hold my baby's face and try to distract him with all the stories that we usually read. I did cry coz he keeps on calling mama, sort of asking me to help. But I can't do anything at all.

so weak and tired..


Then, the nurse gave him the sleeping pill so that the CT scan can be done. He vomited again few minutes after that. Luckily he fall asleep during the scan. I can't watch my lil one lying down during the scanning. I keep on walking in and outside the monitoring room and keep on praying to GOD, hoping that nothing bad happen to my baby. We went back to our room and waited for the result. About an hour later, the surgeon came and Alhamdulillah the report turns out well. No internal bleeding and skull fractures. But still need to observe him for at least 24hours as Arsyad still vomit twice after that and stop after the nurse gave him ubat tahan muntah. 

slept for a while before the ct scan..


30 Nov 2010

His body was still weak but he didn't vomit anymore. The surgeon asked us to stay 1 more night to observe Arsyad's condition. We just agreed as Arsyad was still weak and didn't want to eat and drink. He started to be okay and be himself again around 2pm. He started to play and talk as usual. It made me happy and worried at the same time coz I've to watch out his drip all the time. He always want to walk far away from the machine and turn around that makes the wire twist all around. He even 'salam' with all the people came by to visit him and didn't cry anymore when he saw the nurses came in to check his temperature. 

better but just want to lie down on bed..

started to smile and want to kiss2 mama.. 

1 Dec 2010

Alhamdulillah, he has been discharged and need to do the follow up next week. I still need to monitor him closely tho.

Alhamdulillah, happily playing before went home..


This was the first time Arsyad needs to be admitted. We were so scared and don't know what to do. Just pray and pray and pray. Alhamdulillah nothing bad happen to him. Really hope that this incident will not happen again. Thanks to all for the wishes and doa. Really appreciate it. :-)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Safe n Sound Maximo Car Seat For SALE!! - SOLD-

I would like to let go the Safe n Sound Maximo car seat. Bought it few months back, but just use it twice only coz my baby refused to sit in the car seat. He just love to sit beside me at the back. So, it is just a waste  if we just keep it in our store room. Btw, we bought it at Safe n Sound boutique at One Utama.

So here is the details of the car seat:

Brand      : Safe n Sound - Convertible car seat Maximo Salmon
Color       : Red
Condition: Excellent Condition
Features  : 

  •  0 - 25kg
  •  Newborn - 7 years old
  •  ECE R44.04 Approved
  •  It can be reclined at the front of the car seat. Easier for parents to adjust it when your baby want to sleep. No need to do it at the back. And can be reclined just like your newborn carrier.


Retail price: RM699

Willing to let go: RM500 (negotiable for SERIOUS BUYER ONLY)

Delivery: COD; valid at Klang Valley area only. Others can be discussed later on.

If any of you interested to buy this car seat, do e-mail me at jue_2806@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Bedtime Stories

I think most of the parents will go through a phase where their kid's bedtime become haywire, sooner or later. I don't know about you guys, but I'm one of those parents. 

It started when my lil one was 21 months old I think. And, till now his bedtime is still the same. I did take some actions to make him sleeps early. But then nothing works! Luckily I'm not working, but still I need to have a good sleep to entertain him all day long. I just can't hang on any longer coz it makes me so damn tired! Yes, he'll wake up quite late around 11am or 12pm, but he'll ask for his milk once in 2 hours time. And I still breastfeeding him till now. 

Even if he didn't take his nap on the afternoon, he will still sleep late around 2am in the morning. If he sleeps around 10pm, he'll wake up around 12am or 1am and started to play again. He will be active as usual, and the most tiring part is he wants me to play with him. So I can't sleep at all!! And then he'll sleep around 4am to 5am in the morning. 



I try to make his day full with activities, so that he'll be tired and sleep early at night. I will play ball with him, play water either in the bathroom or in his little pool, bring him to the playground, running and sometimes he'll chase our kids' neighbours. But none of those works!! He didn't take so much sugar in his diet coz he didn't eat so much. And he even didn't drink any formula milk, just some fresh milk. So, I don't know where he gets his energy from. Huh~

We try to take him for a ride in a car around 10pm or 11pm. He'll sleep in the car, but then he'll wake up once his papa stops the car. Tahu2 je dh sampai umah. Haha.


And I also try to force him to sleep. Let him cry out loud till he is done and tired, but it doesn't work as well! He'll cry and cry and cry. Memang takkan penatnye sampai I pon dah tak larat nk tahan telinga. I'll switch off the light and tele, and both of us will pretend to sleep on the bed. He'll wake us up, give us the tv remote and ask us to switch on the tele. He'll cry out loud if we just ignore him and it will last forever if we didn't do what he is asking for.

I also recite Al-Fatihah, Ayat Kursi, 3-Qul, Selawat, and Zikir over and over again. Usually I'll do it everytime I'm breastfeeding him. Sometimes it works and sometimes he'll listen and close his eyes and once I put him on bed, he'll wake up and started to play again. Aaaarrrgghhh! sabo je la. 

I don't know what else I should do. Now my bedtime become haywire too. How about you mommies? Do you have the same problem with me? Mind to share what did you do to solve this?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Hubby sang to me this Twinkle Twinkle Little Star song just now. The way he sang it.. sounds like a ghost.. in a slower version.. I didn't like it at all.. But then he insisted me to hear this version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.. I'm kind of like it a bit.. It is actually the background music for the new Nissan Juke advert. Check it out!


This one is the full version of the song.. Enjoy~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Style Your Hijab

I love to learn a new way to style my hijab. Sometimes I'm quite bored wearing the instant hijab like Ariani's or Munawwarah's. Then, I changed to syria's style. I have lots of Tie Rack's scarves in my wardrobe, but I can't wear it at the moment coz Arsyad will always pull my scarf and then it will ruin my looks on that day. He loves to put my scarf in his mouth and everytime he has his milk, he wants to touch my scarf and play with it. So, no need for me to waste my time wearing those scarves then had to touch up again and again.


One of my favorites tutorial is by Amenakin. She is a very beautiful girl and has lots of ways on how to style her hijab. I love the way she did it, and she even makes it looks very easy to do. I've tried it and it is not that easy. Hehe. You can search her videos on Youtube and you will find tons of it.

This is one of them:


And this is me try to do the same thing like she did, but I think it doesn't look like hers. Haha.




So, how do you style your hijab??

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Make Your Kid Feel Special At Every Age


When your kid was little, you made him feel special in the way you cooed to him and played with him; whispering loving words while you fed him, making funny faces when you bathed him and singing lullabies at bedtime.


As he grows older, you may find fewer opportunities to show him how special he is to you. Especially when he's becoming an individual in his own right, with his own daily schedule of busy activities as a toddler or pre-schooler. He may not slow down to give you a cuddle or kiss. If he has started school, he may also feel it's 'uncool' to be hugged or kissed in full view of his peers.

Fortunately, there're lots of things you can do to make your kid feel special at every stage of growth. Here are some of them:

  • Help your kid recognize what makes him unique and special. Parents should make a point of acknowledging valuable traits such as honesty, courage, insight and creativity, giving praise when praise is due.
  • Praise as much as you wish but make sure that it is sincere. Be specific when praising. For example, if you're praising his drawing, say exactly what you like about it. Remarks like 'I love the colors you've used' or 'You've made the birds look so real!' will convince your kid that you truly think he's done something special.
  • Talk to your kid about things that really matter to him - school, lessons, friends teachers, anything at all they want to share with you from their daily life. When you take the time to really listen t him and understand what he's trying to communicate, you'll make him feel valued and special.
  • Understand your kid's own unique rhythms and temperaments, and respect them. Instead of trying to change a night owl into an early bird or introvert into the life of the party, accept and love your kid for the person that he is - just as you expect others to accept and love you the way you are.
  • Give your kid as much one-on-one time as you can. If you have more than one kid, find ways to spend time alone with each of your kids. Make a habit of taking one kid with you on an outing - to the shops, market, library, etc. Or better yet, get a family friend or relative to child-sit one night each week so that you and your spouse can take one of your kids out to a movie or dinner. If you rotate kids from week to week, each kid will have the chance of spending some glorious two-on-one time with both of you, and these experiences will be treasured into his adult years.
  • Celebrate regularly. Don't hold out for major achievements or milestones. Celebrate all the little things that deserve to be savoured on a day-to-day basis - the first goal of the game, a positive comment from a teacher at school, an exceptionally tidy bedroom and so on.
  • Let your kid know that you will be there for him in both good times and bad, and that you will do whatever you can to help him get through the rough times. At the time when he's at his most vulnerable, show him you believe in him and will help him over the hurdle with assuring words like, 'Let's see how we can solve the problem.'
  • Laugh with your kid. There's nothing like shared laughter to foster a bond between parent and child. Sharing an inside joke reminds your kid that he has a very special place in your heart.
  • Share stories about yourself when you were kid. Tell him about the time you failed your math test, had a fight with your best friends, or lost your cat. Most important of all, be the first to admit it if you've made a mistake, particularly if that mistake affects your kid. Say, 'Sorry about that. Let's wipe clean the slate and start all over again, shall we?'
  • Above all, remember that making your kid feel special is one of your most important tasks as a parent. A parent's praise and reassuring presence are the most effective tools for building a kid's self-esteem.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Basic Skin Care Set

My skin condition is really bad lately. I dun know why. Maybe bcoz of hormones, or maybe sometimes I forgot to take a very good care of my skin. I dun have time to go facial once in a month time as I used to do during my study and working day. And sometimes I just clean up my face and then don't even bother to apply the toner and moisturizer. And no need to mention about the body. I'm totally forgot about it. I always apply body lotion to my baby, why I didn't do it to myself too?? Hurm~ lazy I guess.. Haha

Now, I am going to do everything back as I usually did. I'll start with applying the basic thing to my skin. Cleanser, toner and moisturizer. And maybe add on a bit of essence and sunblock when I want to go out. So, basically these are the things that I use everyday to take care of my skin. Thank GOD, I managed to do it everyday now and my skin is getting better and better. :-)

Cleanser - Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed. Previously, I used Clarins Cleansing Milk for dry skin. I found out it didn't work for my current skin condition, so I switch to this one. I love it as it is very smooth and gentle like the cleansing milk. And, I can see that my blackheads are not that obvious anymore. I just use a small amount of the cleanser and massage to the entire face. And rinse thoroughly using cool water in the morning and warm water in the evening.

Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed

Toner - Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile. I'm still using the same one. It is alcohol free and gently removes the cleanser that still left behind. 

Toning Lotion with Camomile

Essence - Clarins White Plus HP Total Whitening Essence. Apply the essence before your daily moisturizer. This essence really help reducing my pores and dark spots. I finished this one already. And still didn't buy a new one coz it is quite expensive. Hurm~ but I've to get this one soon.

White Plus HP Total Whitening Essence

Day moisturizer - Clarins White Plus HP Protective Whitening Day Lotion SPF 20 PA++. It moisturizes and protect your skin against UV rays. Sometimes I don't even bother to apply the sun block as this day lotion already has SPF 20 PA++ to protect my skin under the sun.

White Plus HP Protective Whitening Day Lotion SPF 20 PA++

Night moisturizer - Clarins White Plus HP Repairing Whitening Night Cream. Night cream is very important to repair our skin. It repair the harmful effects of UV rays and daytime stress and slows down the production of melanin during the night. When I woke up in the morning, my skin will be bright and radiant, not oily anymore. I finished this one also. Aaarrgghh~ why everything must finished at the same time??

White Plus HP Repairing Whitening Night Cream
Sun Block - Clarins UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40. I just use this sun block when I wanna go out. But, if the weather is not too hot I just use my day lotion as it already has SPF 20 for my skin protection against UV rays.

UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40


Currently, those are my basic skin care set for my face and neck. For better result, I should use scrub at least once a week. I finished the scrub also. Usually, I did use Clarins White Plus Renewing Gentle Exfoliator. It gently lift off the dead cells and deep-cleanse pores. And of coz, the eye care. I never use any of the Clarins eye care product coz it is too expensive for just a small tube. I just use the sample given by the beautician. 

White Plus renewing Gentle Exfoliator

Why did I use the whitening products instead of hydration or firming? Firming is basically for those who are 30 years old and above. And hydration is for those who has a very dry skin problem. Yes my skin is quite dry. But, the whitening products are good for Asian people as the weather is quite hot and it helps to reduce the freckles. When we're getting older, the freckles will appear more and more and it will be very obvious especially on your cheek and nose area. So whitening products will help you to reduce it. And whitening products has the hydration effects too. So, I can get both protection in one product.

What about my lips and body? For my lips, I just use the Vaseline once a day, usually I'll apply it before going to bed. I think the best product for my lips is Vaseline. It really helps when my lips crack and dry. 


For my body, I just use my Crabtree & Evelyn body lotion. Need to finish that one first then I'll try the Vaseline body lotion. It works for my lips, maybe it'll work for my skin also. Who knows right?? And before going to bed, I'll apply the Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream. My hand needs an extra care as I always wash the dishes and every now and then I'll wash my hand with the handwash. So it makes my skin very very dry. This cream makes my skin very soft and smooth. I also apply it to my elbow, knee and also heel. Those area doesn't feel dry anymore. Thanks a lot!!

Hand and Nail Treatment Cream


I hope I can make this as a habit. So far, I didn't miss any of it. Owh~ I need to add on one more thing, the masks. I need to get approval from financial advisor to buy the scrub, essence, mask and night cream. Can I, En. Suami tercinta?? hehe..

So, what is your favorite skin care product and routine??

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kitchen's Renovation

I'm bored with my kitchen's looks nowadays. But, I do not like the decorations available in the games. So, I can't do much to my kitchen. Maybe I should just maintain this white concepts and later do some changes, maybe I can re-arrange the furniture and add on some wall decorations.

 Now, I'm busy cooking for the catering and at the same time earn more money to expand my cafe. Haha. I love to play this game. Everytime I open my Facebook page, I'll immediately go to my Cafe World's game. I think Facebook is getting boring and boring each day except if you play the game available in it. Don't you think so?? Hehe. So, come and play together with me. Add me to your neighbour's list kay. Hehe. :D

My small kitchen..

My cafe..

I wish I can cash out the money and use it to really renovate my kitchen and my house. Haha. In my dreams.. Only in my dreams :P

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Seri Batik Gallery Updated!!

Hop on to my Seri Batik Gallery sales blog to see our new batik stock.. 






Do e-mail me if you're interested.. Thanks..

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ana's Convocation

12th October 2010

A very big day to my dear SIL, Ana. Finally, she has graduated after 4 years of study. We wish you all the best and have lots and lots of fun before you got your posting. Hehehe. And hopefully you love some of the pictures that we managed to capture on your special day.


Love,
A.mi, K.Jue & Arsyad :-)

Too many flowers..

"huh~ berdebar ana takut tak sempat amek scroll.. abah lambat"..hahaha

Arsyad pon nak convo jgk.. hehe..

with all the lovely nieces..

with nephews & nieces and big bear.. :D

Lovely sistas & mom.. :-)

From Sg Buloh, Gombak, Subang Galaxy, Kemaman and PB.. Huhu~

2nd shot.. with me of coz.. haha

One happy lady.. :-)

Congratulations again sis.. :-)

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