Saturday, December 31, 2011

.marking the 22nd week.





today i finished making one side of my baby's shoes. This time the sewing is much better and hubs is loving it so much. Im loving it too! Cant wait to finish the other side so it'll become a pair!

My baby has been moving a lot these days and i am enjoying it. Maybe you're growing bigger and i can feel you better now. Grow well child, we cant hardly wait to see you. As of today, i am 22 weeks pregnant ;) Alhamdullillah...

Also today, ive started to plan the nursery. Is it too early? Oh well.. I guess thats alright. We havent started on anything yet, just planning on the colour and the settings. Havent bought all the big things yet. Not now.

I will have to sacrifice my art room :( which is not really making me feel happy about it because i cant imagine where should i relocate all my arts stuffs, materials, fabrics, books, sewing machine and other craps! But for you, Poppet sweetheart, i will do my best. I'd like you to have your own room when you're still little ;)

We'll see how it goes.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

.the washing machine episode.

this morning was quite funny when you startled (at least thats what i thought) with the sound of the washing machine. Some clothes got stuck and the spinner was making loud banging sound and you moved so strong i felt ticklish and was laughing to myself. Maybe you were still enjoying your sleep and the sound probably annoyed you. Sorry sweet pie but mummy had to do her piles of laundry!

Anyway this is me at 21 weeks. Was at modernmum today trying this top but didnt buy it :(




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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

.made with love.

I finally managed to finish the other side and now it's a pair!
xxx





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.i made my baby's first booties.

today's been great and im one happy mum-to-be.

i made my unborn child's first booties today. Honestly, it's not as perfect or as neat as it should be but oh well, it's my first attempt and i will surely improve with my sewing skills. I made one side today and will continue with the other side tomorrow. Might also sew a matching bib with the pair. We'll see how it goes. I dont really have much in my sewing kit and materials now. Need to do some shopping ASAP.

I also have lots of other things in mind that i'd like to make. time, effort, passion and energy will decide on that. Anyway, since i dont have my sewing machine with me now, everything is hand-sewn. Tiring, but im enjoying the whole process.

Cant wait for tomorrow!






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Sunday, December 18, 2011

.insyaAllah.




photo courtesy from google images

...and i cant stop dreaming and smiling all day long

xxx

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.at 20.

this week i am 20 weeks pregnant. ive asked around and been doing some readings about when to buy baby stuffs and most of them say it's about time. so as planned earlier, we're going to do a little bit of baby shopping this month. i dont really know what to get at this stage so the other day i made a list of things to buy and ordered them in priorities and since we've planned to go to KL, i thought might as well just do the shopping there. BUT, yesterday happened to be one of the best days in my pregnancy life because one of the malls in Kuantan is having the baby fair organised by the suppliers from KL. It was totally 'langkah kanan'! I was SO delighted especially when seeing all the marked down prices. It is like a dream came true because there are things i thought i'd never buy because of the agak mahal prices but since most things are on 50% to 70% discounts, Alhamdullillah we managed to buy bits and pieces for Poppet and pressies for friends who are delivering their bundle of joy soon ;)

I also bought a belly band from modernmum and oh my, never knew how comfy it could be when i put it on. Some people say it's not necessary so i decided not to buy at first but since my belly is growing, i decided to give it a try and yes, i really like it especially when i cant zip or button my pants or skirt. It helps to cover the gap and support the belly.

anyway, Poppet's movement is much stronger now but still cant be felt by others. I can actually feel the movements some time in the afternoons and late nights. One time it woke me up from sleep in the middle of the night because it's so ticklish and i was laughing to myself. And of course Adi thought i was laughing in my sleep!



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Friday, December 9, 2011

.of all the things that could hit me.

I have a sty. My left eye did felt funny yesterday but it wasnt itchy or looked like a sty so with full confidence i thought and had been telling people that
something bit me where the bottom eyelashes are. How stupid! How could i have not known??!! It isnt my first time anyway.. Probably because this time the symptoms arent the same at all. Since im having such an interesting plan this coming weekend - we'll be off to the beach! Im so craving for this and the weather has been good this week so i CANNOT be sick!! Totally not ruining this plus Aly and Kasey are coming with us. So worried me (apart from the awesome weekend i dont want to miss, i was also worried because im carrying a human being in me and i needed to make sure that everything is safe) went to see the Doctor and he said that i have to see the specialist to remove the sty and since it was 10pm, he said better to have it done the next morning. At the moment all i was thinking was- how serious is this? or how ridiculous are you? It's just a sty! People dont remove styes! They just put eye drops or hot cloth on it. Im not a Doctor but i do know if one is taking advantage of another (oh, yes, i went to a private hospital). As a matter of fact, i wouldnt go at first place but because im pregnant, i needed to check what im having plus i have to always make sure any prescription taken is safe. So, paid some amount of money, brought home some antibiotics, some painkillers and a bottle of eye drop. Took antibiotics and the eye drop before bed and woke up this morning with a red swollen eye and very crusty! Opening the left eye was a little bit of a struggle but i managed. Honestly, i felt frustrated because i thought it's getting worst and i cant miss school today because it's Sparkle Day. Cleaned the eye and put one more drop of the medicine. Alhamdullillah the redness and swelling reduced big time! Off to school afterwards and had a brilliant time enjoying Sparkle Day, excellent Christmas lunch -pot luck from everyone, i brought trifles for dessert. Super awesome games and contests. The children came out with fantastic modified version of 12 Days of Christmas song and performances and Father Christmas came to light up their lives.

Anyway, my eye is definitely getting better with just the eye drops and antibiotics, Alhamdullillah.




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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

.wordless wednesday.






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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

.hello you.

As of now i am 18 weeks pregnant, alhamdullilah and yesterday was the first second trimester meet with the Dr.
My favourite Dr was off duty but we didnt want to wait any longer to see the little angel inside me so Dr Syafnie it was instead of Dr Azian. The one hour of waiting was worthwhile when we saw our tiny little angel actively kicking, doing sommersaults and even waving (at us, i supposed!) Dr Syafnie was like "ya Allah, aktifnya dia ni!" and there was one part where our baby was putting the hands behind the head which is exactly like how i sleep. Are you trying to tease my style of sleeping sweetheart? and Adi thought it's funny and we kept on talking about that til dinner. He's one happy dad-to-be! Too obvious!!

Dear little one,
Daddy has been saying that you look like me since he saw you on the screen yesterday. I have no clue how in the world he can say that because all i saw was a blurry screen with you moving around -non-stop. It's impossible to interpret how you look like because it's still quite early and it's not even a 3D or 4D u/s scanner! Plus we didnt even get to see if im baking a blue or a pink cake! I guess we have to wait for the next visit then ;)
til then poppet, we love you xx

Love,
Mum

p/s: Dad's reading to us tonight, he's in the other room choosing a book. I wonder what book he's choosing.. Here he comes!


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

dear Niyaz, sweetheart

We would have met in November, but Allah swt loves you more and Allah swt knows better.

We love you, always xx

Love,
Mum
and
Dad.


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

;)

It has been forever!


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Thursday, July 21, 2011

.my love, Niyaz.

today marks exactly one month.

i miss you, son.

yes, our baby was a boy.

we named him Emir Niyaz Bin Dzul Azwardi Shah.

well, i couldnt sleep last night but thinking of him. i cried so much thinking of all the wonderful things that could have happened. Many people say..
"insyaAllah rezeki akan ada lagi lepas ni, tawakal banyak banyak, sekurang kurangnya dah ada anak kat syurga yang berzikir untuk Suya and Adi"

and yes, honestly, i do envy friends who are pregnant. talking about their pregnancy stories and experiences and such. at times i cant bear it at all but most times, i just have to be strong enough though tears pool in my eyes and heart breaks into pieces.

the day i 'delivered' Niyaz, i was in sort of labour pain though not exactly like it because my baby was just about 14 weeks old. i asked the Dr. if thats the kind of pain women feel when giving birth, and she said no, it is more painful because the baby is way bigger than mine.

well, i had contractions. i tried so hard not to cry but i did because it was really painful, such pain i've never felt before plus, knowing the fact that my baby was coming out before time. at the time, i couldnt imagine what the baby will look like or even myself. but when the time came, when Niyaz actually came out, he looked real. his face, his hands, fingers, body, legs, thighs, knees, eyes, ears, nose.. they all looked real i couldnt believe my eyes. and it was clearly seen that he was a boy ;)and he looked calm like he was soundly asleep.

my heart dropped, both hubby and i were speechless and both broke into tears.

i had to go through more procedures but was discharged from the hospital around 3pm. we went back home and hubby accompanied by two of his good friends went to Tanah Perkuburan Islam Balok to bury our baby.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

.this is hard.

this is really hard.

i have been wanting to write everything about it but i didnt have the strength to do so. i have never felt this way about writing. usually i am being plain lazy and started to blame being inspiration-less.

today, being home alone, i started to look back to the places i've been avoiding for.
i started to do a recount to the events and finally found a whole lot of courage and strength to write.

i then realised how important it is to write about it. to tell people about it. to remember about it and to look back at it over and over again. it makes me even stronger to live my life and face life consequences.

honestly, i would say my whole 13th week of pregnancy was tough. i wrote about it in my previous posts. in summary, i was not me. i changed and my husband had a really difficult time adjusting to it. he's brilliant though. and i am extremely happy and blessed to have such a wonderful husband to live my life with. i am forever thankful.

On Tuesday, June 13th, i woke up in the morning and started to get ready for school. one of the usual thing i did was to look in the mirror to check out the growth of my tummy. however, on this day i noticed that it looked different. at the time, i couldnt make sense of it. i was fine throughout the whole day.


On Wednesday, June 14th, i received a package from Singapore that i was eagerly waiting for. it contained a milk bottle that i bought online. it was a joyous moment as that was actually my first online purchase for baby stuff. however, on that day as well i noticed a very light brown spotting when i went to the toilet. yes, i was panicked but i thought it could be old blood discharging.

at school the next day, i noticed a very very tiny drop of fresh red blood when i went to the toilet. that time i became really panicked, grabbed my bag and went off to the clinic. i called Adi to inform him what was happening. i didnt have to wait long when my turn came. as usual, Dr. Azian was beaming to see me "Hi Teacher, how's everything?" (she was obviously referring to my dreadful morning sickness). we chatted for a little while, she was looking at my book checking the age of my pregnancy and all the regulars. i explained about the blood stain and she quickly did the scan.

"Suriana, i am sorry to tell you this but your baby's heartbeat has stopped."

at that very moment, i remember looking at Dr. Azian's eyes wanting to believe that was a lie. i was desperate to hear about strong heartbeats, to see the stretches or somersaults or forward rolls. I WAS DESPERATE.

Allah swt knows exactly how i felt at that very moment.
i did not shed a single tear..

Friday, July 1, 2011

.come to me.



Dr.Martens 1460 Boot

i promise i'd wear you with anything.

With love,
Suya Aminuddin

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

.defining myself.

the weekend was awesome! we attended the wedding of Pijat and Shahran in Dungun - it was a beautiful wedding. we are extremely happy for both of you ;)

i felt much better during the weekend. no feeling queasy, no vomiting, less tired and very joyful :)

on our way back to Kuantan from Dungun, we went to Mesra Mall because i wanted to check out some baby stuffs at toys r us since the one in Kuantan do not sell baby stuffs. also to just chill and rest at their starbucks coffee. travelling is exhausting and with too many cars on the road because there were too many weddings here and there plus school holiday vacations, the traffic to Kuantan was very slow.

we met up with Dira and Wafi. it had been a while we hadn't seen them so we quickly took the chance on that day! it was great and lasted for hours. we were supposed to be in Kuantan by 4pm because dear hubby was supposed to work but lucky he didnt get any calls. we finally departed to Kuantan around 9pm! cant believe we actually spent 7 hours at the mall!

give me a minute, it's Bon Jovi singing Always on MTV!!

this post is actually taking me hours to write. i actually stopped after the first paragraph to cook fried rice (at 1.15 in the morning!) i was really hungry and dear hubby is at work and will only be back home around 2.30am. so while waiting, i decided to write, eat and watch tv.

as for myself, im enjoying being pregnant. i have gained a kilo or two. it's not consistent at all though i have been eating A LOT. i had a major headache yesterday, the migraine kind of headache and was disrupting my sleep. and this morning, i vomited twice which really spoiled my morning mood because i thought all the nonsense morning sickness is going away since i've kissed the first trimester goodbye. but yes, like some people are saying, some times it lasts longer than we expected. honestly, im feeling much better compared to before. i've been doing house chores, been combing my hair, been looking at the mirror frequently, been singing (trust me it's really bad you dont wanna know), been wanting to put some make up when going out, been kissing dear hubby more than during the first trimester ;)and more.

today, my gestational age is thirteen weeks and two days. it says on the iphone app WHAT TO EXPECT.com that the baby is as big as a lemon! how cute. i might buy a lemon tomorrow, holding it in my hand and imagining Poppet in my tummy!

i cant believe ive come this far. at most times, i will lie on my back and hold my tummy and think about the future. if dear hubby is around, we will both lie on our backs or cuddle with each other and talk about things. about the ups and downs of everything in life, about our plans and hopes and dreams. it is one of our beautiful moments.

i love my relationship with him. it is full of love and surprises, relaxing and yet some times adventurous. i'd proudly say he's my soul mate, my everything.

i feel truly blessed. Alhamdullillah.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

.baby thing.

it has been a while since i last went to the beach. i miss everything about it - the sand, the waves, the sea breeze, the sounds, the people, the view.. everything! our house is so near to the beach yet it seems impossible to go due to my condition. oh well, i might go during the weekend. who knows i might feel a bit better, insyaAllah ;) the beach makes me calm and relaxed and i'd like little poppet in the tummy to feel what i feel. dont worry poppet, mummy will share everything with you.

anyway, i have been having troubles with sleeping these couple of days and according to my readings, it's normal to have sleeping problems during pregnancy. apart from having to do bathroom trips every now and then, i have been having weird dreams like last night, (in my dream) i was panicking in a baby shop because there were so many baby stuffs to buy! i woke up this morning thinking hard about it and finally realized that i was looking at a baby budget list before i went to bed! Adi laughed when i told him about it.

i have been experiencing a lot of changes in many ways. my choices of food have become a bit funny. it is so obvious that my taste buds have changed so much and western food is more of preference right now. and no thai food at all! not even the smell. sometimes just looking at the restaurants make me vomit! right there in the car! in the plastic bag of course. i always make sure that i have a box of plastic bags in the car and 5 pieces of them in my handbag. the smell of freshly cut grass also annoys me and could make me vomit the whole day so right now the grass in our garden is becoming a mini forest. oh dear!

dear hubby is excited about becoming a daddy though he obviously is confused with the changes in me especially the smell part because i avoid to be with him after he comes back from work. sorry honey, i just cant tolerate with it :(
and he doesnt get it that i always say some food smell funny. we really need to go for that antenatal class. i bet there are a lot of things to learn about the whole pregnancy thing and labour and becoming parents. anyway, talking about him being excited, he actually bought a playpen last month from toysrus. i know it's wayyyyy too early but he said 'it was on 50% discount!' okay then, i surrender. and he also mentioned about wanting to buy a stroller because he saw one and he likes it so much that everytime we go to parkson, he'll definitely go have a look at it, touch it and i bet he must be imagining pushing the stroller with little poppet in it. however, im keeping an eye on that because i just thought it's too soon to buy one. just not yet.

okay, i feel like having a cuddle right now. stopping but will definitely continue with more in the next entry.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

.tears and joy.

too many things have been happening to me in the last couple of weeks. one day at school i vomited like more than eight times and resulted to real starvation and dehydration. i went home feeling dreadful and hopeless, sitting on the couch in the living hall crying like a mad woman- coming to think of it again, i have no idea why i reacted in such manner! dear hubby was next to me trying hard to calm me down, talking about going to the hospital and such but i didnt feel like moving at all. all i did was crying again and again til i thought my body refused to produce any tears at all.

i called my parents, not able to properly talk because of too much crying, they got panicked thinking something bad must have happened to me. then i said to them to come to Kuantan because i wanted to have them around. i needed them so badly at the time and the moment they said yes they're coming to see me, i immediately stopped crying and felt a little bit better. then a cousin arrived from KT with my favourite kue tiaw goreng from my grandfather's food stall (he came to attend a job interview in Kuantan). i was grateful and happy like a toddler being given a candy!

so then, about an hour to midnight my parents and my brother arrived! the truth is, i was delighted! i was beaming and it was really showing that dear hubby said i looked totally fine! how funny!

the next day i got sick again so i went to see the doctor and he said that i will have to be admitted to the hospital for iv drip. my body was really dehydrating you could see from my skin, especially my face! how awful :(

unfortunately that iv drip thing was unsuccessful so i was forced to drink water manually. i loved the hospital stay though i got bored after about twelve hours.
i ended staying at the hospital for just one night. couldnt wait to get back home!

mama and papa were around that week. i was extremely happy. the food, the talks, the hang outs, the shopping.. everything!! i totally miss them now :(

okay dah malas to continue writing. will write more, i promise. maybe some time later.

Friday, May 20, 2011

.talking about names.

is it too soon to think of the name? Because we're kinda excited ;)


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

.happiness tears.

at this very moment i am writing, i am actually crying out of happiness for Nana and Iwan.

saw Nana's picture with her baby in her arms really gets me emotional, thanks to the hormones.

Dearest Nana & Iwan,

Congratulations on your newborn Muhammad Iman Faris.

He's so adorable and sweet.

I cant wait to see you guys, InsyaAllah.

Take a good care of yourself Mommy Nana ;)

xxxx

Sunday, May 15, 2011

.becoming a mother.

I am not yet a mother but at nine weeks five days pregnancy, i truly understand the sacrifices a mother would do for her child.

I have been vomitting so much today i actually lost count of it. The anti-vomit pills are not working for me. I am exhausted, my body is aching, i dont feel comfortable at all. Im so not at my best. I feel so sick.

Mencabar ye rupanya mengandungkan anak ni.. And Mama said her condition was even worse when she was carrying me. Her morning sickness only ended when she reached 8 months pregnancy.

Ya Allah, aku mohon padaMu, give me strength to go through this. Sesungguhnya Engkau maha Mengetahui dan Mengasihi. Aminn..


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Monday, May 9, 2011

.of mee hoon goreng, keropok goreng & cili kicap.

Terima kasih suami, for being there through my ups and downs.

Terima kasih for the super delicious mee hoon goreng, keropok goreng and cili kicap. There're totally perfect.

You surprised me today with your effort to prepare dinner instead of going out or as usual, getting bungkus meals for me..

You're the best and i know you'll always be.

I love you hubs, so much.

I thank Allah swt everyday for everything i have in my life.

p/s: im sooo over the moon tonight ;)

Esok masak asam pedas plak bleh?

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

.i will see you.


Pregnant Quote Graphics from dolliecrave.com

Pregnancy Quotes

.you mean the whole world to me.




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Thursday, May 5, 2011

.an order from the boss.

the boss called.

"Hi Suriana, how are you feeling today?, hey listen, it's okay about not coming to school tomorrow, i got things sorted out already. not that we dont want you back, we do want you back but just have the three days rest and come back fresh on monday, ya?"

there you go!

voted the best thing that ever happened in my life today.

.the milestone.

i really need an inspiration to write. desperately need an inspiration ;)

oh well, let's just start.

today is officially eight weeks and two days. went to see the doctor yesterday and saw our baby. very tiny but the doctor said the heartbeat shows that he/she is healthy.

as for me, well, along the way, i've experienced a lot of changes. i first knew about my pregnancy when it was just about four weeks. very very early so a lot of things were on my mind like miscarriage, financial stability, baby preparations, and question like if we're ready to be parents and many more. anyway, i ate a lot at the time, like A LOT! and i always fell asleep while watching tv after school - i dont always eat that much and i dont do day nap. so itu sangat rare!

i guess those were the early signs that made me opted to do the home pregnancy test.

my heart was leaping high when there was a faint line. i knew it is possible to have fake negatives but it's impossible to have fake positives. so, doa and tawakal to Allah swt je at the time.

then at five weeks, i started to have spotting. i became really worried. plus, the doctor said it could also be a sign of miscarriage. okay, aku redha but i never give up praying for the best from Allah swt. i had a good rest for a week since it was easter school holiday and Alhamdullillah the bleeding stopped.

at six weeks, i had the worst diarrhea in my life. not to forget the vomiting and loss of appetite. i lost 2kgs. went to the doctor, had a scan, went home with a big smile on my face.

at seven weeks, i had the spotting again for a couple of days. i didnt go to the doctor this time. i thought let's just wait and see. still, didnt eat much because i vomited everyday. and at this week that i noticed, i couldnt smell thai food at all except for tom yam. oh well, my doctor friend said "baguslah you ada alahan!" towards the end of week seven and beginning of week eight, i couldnt go to school for three days because of extreme exhaustion and nausea.

and yes, that's why im blogging today. im still on medical leave and there's nothing much i could do at home.

im so going to school tomorrow though it's the last day of the week. i miss work!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

.unwell.

I have not been well for the past 2 weeks. Everything seems so messy. Vomitting, diarrhea, exhaustion, nausea, appetite loss.

I lost 2kgs in two weeks!

Well at least no diarrhea this week which is good.. Alhamdullillah.

Adi has been craving for ice-cream like everyday. Im worried if he's going to gain weight. No, im not letting that to happen. He has to play football every week ;) good thing he's into it.

It's 8.45pm. Im tired and sleepy already. Honestly i feel like a grandma but i dont have a choice dont i?

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Friday, April 22, 2011

.for what i am with you.


.i thought this would be fun.



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

.satu-satunya terbaik untukku.

me : Will you still love me tomorrow?

him: Tomorrow? I love u smpai bila2. ;-)

*tak sabar nak balek jumpa dia!


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Sunday, April 17, 2011

. jauh lagi.

berjauhan dengan suami is not something i could sensibly manage.

i miss you already :(





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Sunday, April 10, 2011

.make it a dream come true.


I'd like this for my birthday.



Camper

Style Number: 53301
Size: 91 mm | 3 1/2 inch


PRODUCT DETAILS


Large blade
Small blade
Can opener with small screwdriver
Bottle opener with large screwdriver & wire stripper
Wood saw
Reamer with sewing eye
Corkscrew
Toothpick
Tweezers
Key ring
Life time warranty



Monday, April 4, 2011

the changes in me

i am experiencing new changes in me,
i am looking at beautiful tomorrows,
i am hoping that it is going to be a smooth sailing,
i am all about smiles,
Alhamdullillah



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Monday, March 28, 2011

.unsure.

it was a faint line.

it is unsure.

i shall wait.

i have been tagged by Ushna!

  1. Do you sing in the shower?No.i suck at singing. ceiling boleh runtuh ok.
  2. What song?N/A
  3. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes, that was how i first fell in love with my husband, Adi.
  4. What was the name of your first pet? Dude (a pet rabbit)
  5. What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema? Rango. twice. both during baby-sitting. didnt get to finish both because Isi fell asleep once the movie started, woke up 45 mins later and cried. the second one, all 4 of us Adi, Alyson, Kasey and I fell asleep. we were really tired.
  6. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Morning. I always make sure I go to bed about 9.30pm.
  7. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go? Africa, Spain & Greece
  8. Do you always wear a seatbelt? YES. all the time.
  9. What is your ringtone? You, Me & the Burgeoisie by The Submarines
  10. What curse word do you use the most? demmit! (is that considered as cursing?)
  11. Flip flops or sneakers? both.
  12. What color is your room? light blue and white.
  13. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?eight hours the least.
  14. Are you picky about spelling and grammar? Yes, I am.
  15. Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back? on my side.
  16. What is your favorite TV show? Castle at the moment.
  17. What is the weather like? Raining.
  18. Are you shy around the opposite sex? Depending on who and how well i know them.
  19. How often do you remember your dreams? Most of the time.
  20. Do you think people talk about you behind your back? I bet they do. I don't mind and I don't care.
I am tagging:

Hana
Dana
Jet
Farah
Pijat

Saturday, March 19, 2011

.Book Week.

it was Book Week last week and it went fantastically well! the children at school were really into it and worked hard to make the best of it. and not forgetting the teachers' efforts as well.

Yesterday (Friday) was the last day of Book Week. we had a costume parade where teachers and students dressed up as any of the characters in the books ;)

i turned up as Red Riding Hood. i've always loved the classics. it amazes me that there are some people who are not familiar of the traditional tales. they make wonderful bedtime stories.

so, i had to actually make the red cape with hood by myself because it would be ridiculous to find a tailor to do one. i was clueless at first but got the ideas after looking at some websites on how to make a cape. took me about 2 hours to finish it but turned out quite good. i was in fact impressed by myself. all hand sewn because there's something wrong with the sewing machine or might as well i say, i have no idea how to use it.

once it was finished, i wore it at home, feeling like a real Red Riding Hood and loving it ;) it was not really a neat work though because at a point i couldnt be bothered anymore due to electricity cut off in the neighbourhood for 5 hours. i had to use candles as it was getting dark. tiba tiba rasa macam orang dulu dulu umah takde elektrik guna lilin or pelita =p

and now that i've known how to make one, i thought of making one for Nawal but mama Nawal has to read the book to her first! ;)

so yesterday, with the red cape on, i read the story Huge Red Riding Hood by Dick King-Smith to the children instead of Little Red Riding Hood. a totally different version but we loved it!!

i do not have the photos now but will upload some time later.

anyway, we had Popeye and Olive, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Prince of Narnia, Kipper from Biff and Chip stories, Cinderella, Mr Grumpy, Elmer, Matilda, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Little Miss Messy, The BFG, The Three Bears and many more at school yesterday!

Enjoy reading people!

xxx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

.the love of my life.

sweet love husband is not at his best these days. things that are happening at his workplace (especially) are really affecting him mentally and physically.

he had slight fever last night which got me really worried because he is rarely sick and the fact that he looks really fragile whenever he is sick, is tearing me apart. i am trying my best to make him feel much better and to look at things positively.

he's worried or i'd say concerned about so many things thus is making him to think a lot and not getting proper and enough sleep. he lost his appetites. he hasnt eaten much (if i compare to before), he's been quiet and always have the looks on his face that's making ME worried.

he's sad that his closest pal at work will be resigning soon due to getting a very good offer from another company.

he's all stressed out due to ridiculous workload that he has to handle alone on his own. and now, even the working hours are changing without prior notice. in other words, he's on call 24/7!

he's VERY tired.

poor sweetheart =)

i feel really bad about what's happening but i am always praying and hoping that everything will be at its best for him. insyaAllah.

*i love you Adi, and i promise you i'll be there for you both at your best and your worst

Friday, March 11, 2011

.the trip and the weekend.

yesterday was a really tiring but a worthwhile day. we had so much fun watching Elmer the patchwork elephant from Blunderbus Theatre Company at PJ Live Arts, KL. the children couldnt stop talking about it. and the trip on the LRT was great as well. a new experience for some of them i bet.

cant believe they behaved so well. and the pit stop at the R&R Genting Sempah was really funny because they only have squatting toilets and Julie and I had to hold them while they squat to use the loo. another new experience of living in Malaysia eh? and a new experience for me too for having to hold them and supplying the toilet rolls! they were really awkward but the best thing was nobody ever complained on that!! we teachers were really proud of them. maybe we'll go watch another show next time ya?

and today's been well though i'm having the temperature and been coughing a lot this couple of days and the weather's a bit funny. it's pouring and the wind is raging. im home alone at the moment so it's quite scary. even Coco was panicking earlier but soon she saw me, she's relaxed a bit. and now termenung jauh thinking of the future i guess.

im really hoping the fever and coughing will go away ASAP and also for the weather to be better this weekend. i really need the sun, the sea and the beach.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

.tomorrow's fun.


i see you tomorrow Elmer!



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

.awesome Sunday.


last Sunday was wickedly awesome.

we cycled about 15km.

went to the beach.

met some friends.

learned to surf.

swam in the sea.

got tanned. haha.

barbecue at Julie's.

talked, laughed.

relaxing, enjoying.

wickedly awesome!















Sunday, February 27, 2011

.the next three days.

last couple of weeks, a friend at work recommended 'the next three days' to me.

so i went to the mall and bought the dvd because i cant be bothered to download any movies at the moment due to very poor connection of the internet at home. yes, it sucks big time when you're in the middle of working hard on something and it requires you to have the connection and bam! at that very moment, the screen shows 'the server may be down or whatever, whatever, whatever.'
it really gets on my nerves. really.

alright, so, i didnt just buy 'the next three days' but also bought 'the king's speech' and '127 hours'.

today, after cleaning up the kitchen and did the heaps of laundry (i do laundry once a week and only on the weekends - i have no idea why once a week. maybe i like it when Adi my dear husband pops up with the question 'mana ek boxers saya banyok banyok?')

right, so i really wanted to have plenty of rest today lazing around, eating snacks and watch a movie. after very much of consideration, i decided to watch 'the next three days'.

so through out the movie, i was really restless. wept tears. smiled and as it goes towards the end, no, not quite sure if it's near the end of the story or what when the screen of the tv turned grey. and silent.

i was like 'what just happened?'

didnt take long for me to realize the dvd is a piece of rubbish. NOT the movie, but the dvd itself. i went to the kitchen to grab more food. sorry but madness makes me hungry. finished my lunch. took a 10 mins nap.

Not long after that Adi came home from his classes. we went to the mall to change the dvd and to get more milk.

unfortunately, the same thing happened to the new dvd. dang!

i guess i will have to download the movie then.

anyway, though i havent finished watching, i highly recommend this movie. it is superb!



p/s: i was meant to post this piece last week but somehow i most probably lost my mind at the moment and saved it to drafts. whatever~

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

.moving on.

so Julie's got the job in Tanzania as Head of Foundation Stage. She's excited in so many ways but unfortunately, i am not :(

I know, i should be happy for her.. Yes i do, i am happy for her. It's just that knowing the fact that i will no longer be working with someone so inspiring in so many ways.. is despairing.

I enjoy working with her despite all the workload that's tearing me down almost everyday and her being very fussy and particular about things. All that dont matter to me because we want the best for the children.

Julie has taught me a lot, not just about school matters but also about life. We've shared stories, experiences, ideas and thoughts. It's a shame to not be working with her anymore. I am so not ready for this. Really. Ive never thought i'd feel this way about her leaving. Honestly, it's never enough because everyday is always a new chapter with brand new ideas and ways of teaching and learning.

From the bottom of my heart, i will miss you Julie.

You're the best!
xxx




*julie & her son, isaac
(CNY celebration @ GISKtn)

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Friday, January 21, 2011

.busy bee.

the past two weeks were ridiculously busy. and right now, i do want to update, i do. really. but at the moment Jodi Picoult's The Pact is being so tempting i hardly resist.

;)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

.cerita gigi.

well first day of school was not bad at all though i was extremely tired and sleepy most of the time. i'm blaming on the lack of sleep i had last night. tu lah sape suruh tido lambat! iskk... and as expected, yes, there were heaps of things to do today and having more things to do for the coming days. i have to really discipline myself on taking supplements regularly to keep me fit and strong. and enough sleep and rest and water! pheeww!

i noticed that i have been really disorganised and forgetful these days. and sangat malas to do the lesson plans. should include 'being more organised' as one of the year 2011 resolutions. haha. and what exactly are the other resolutions that i have made? i do not even remember one!!

what's funny today was i realized that most year twos students are missing a tooth especially one of the two front ones! hahaha.. they're so cute. i even heard Kasey said to Evie that she looks like a pirate! (Evie had her tooth wobbly this morning and was crying so loud that her mum, one of the teacher at school could hear from upstairs quickly came, went to her and pulled the tooth out!) - yeah, i saw that bit and it WAS scary for me! but i'm pretty sure it did not hurt at all because the new tooth's already coming out, we could see it. she stopped crying then and asked her mum to keep the tooth in her pocket ;)

last time when i was very much younger, my mum was the brilliant dentist at home! she pulled out most of my wobbly teeth by herself which i bet it was not difficult at all. i dont remember crying out loud or running away in madness whenever she wanted to pull out any of the wobbly teeth. she's very particular with teeth that i always thought she should be a dentist! anyway, i have always loved going to the dentist and will be so proud of myself every time the dear dentist said it's an A. (muka berlagak gila every time kuar bilik dentist pastu mesti nak show off kad klinik gigi tu.) and every time the people from the dental clinics came to school, i would be among the first ones to go have my teeth checked!

but nowadays are a different story. dental clinics are not a fvourite place to go now. memang lah kan sebab the environment pun dah bosan with all the boring advertisements on dental and oral care. and not to forget the best toothbrush or toothpaste ever. and plus it does seem really scary especially when i need to do teeth scaling. eeeuuuww!! gile ngilu! yes, sangat ngilu sampai tak leh tahan misti nak suruh the dentist stop most of the time. isk..

right, i'm stopping here so i can go brush my teeth and go to bed. i need enough sleep for tomorrow.

selamat malam. mimpi manis.

suya dan gigi


.term two begins.

school starts tomorrow.

im expecting everything from fun, heaps of work, stress, running up and down the stairs, singing, jumping, meetings, cups of tea, shouting, praising, more rewards and stickers and a whole lot of everything.

school starts tomorrow.

i better go to sleep.


kids counting using fat drinking straws