Tuesday, December 3, 2013
When did you last has this fluttering sensation in your stomach? Mine was like ages ago, that I can't even remember when was it. And today, the sensation kicks in.. because I'm going to send the kiddos to playschool tomorrow!
I know I know...just sending them to school, what is the big deal?
Currently, both of them is on full-time babysitter environment which is a total homey and laid-back and the babysitter cares for them. So this is a big decision for us, and the kids. I wonder how they going to take it, but I hope they will be fine.
It all started when I had the breakdown moment and we decided to change our routine, by taking maids of course! We've been seeking high and low, online and offline, getting contacts of the maids, but somehow.. we didn't dare to make that commitment. All of us know that having maid is not all rainbows and butterflies so I am a bit scaredy cat there.
After a while, the idea of having maid cool off and I was thinking, why don't we send Zahra and Emir to school! The key is to find the right one for us. That will make the kids happy and maybe we can cut some KL traffic as we don't have to detour to the babysitter's anymore.
So that's how it started. We took a couple days of leave..visited each schools in KD and KL that suit our route, observed their environment, talked to the teachers and that narrow us to two places. One is Brainy Bunch KD and another one is The Treehouse Playschool.
Honestly..I will choose BB anytime, because it is so so so convenient. Very near with our house, and don't have to go through the traffic at all. And I like their place, it's a bungalow lot with land and spacious space for the kids. Not to mention they are trained teachers and run Islamic Montessari Syllabus.
As for TTH, the drawback is that it's a shop-lot place. But, after I talked to the teachers, I fell in love immediately, MasyaAllah.. From my first impression, they are committed and very passionate with children. So that matters. To be fair, I didn't talk to BB's teachers personally (because we couldn't find the right time to meet them), so I can't judge them. But I was in rush as well. I want to send Zahra to playschool in December because she will be 4 next year. It's like junior playschool and I don't want extreme change for her, so if I start this year (she's considered as 3yo this year) she will be in baby playschool (TTH calls it baby caliph). And with time constraint and whatnot, I decided to choose TTH.
I'm not very worried with Zahra as she kinda understands when I said she's going to school, but as for Emir, he is very very very fond and manja with her babysitter. I hope both of them can adapt the new change and pray that this will be a good decision that we made.
Opss...sorry for this drastic ending, gotta go pick my kids up! Write later!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Zahra loves balloon. Who doesn't right? There's something with that air-filled rubber that incites fun.
She's been trying to blow her own balloon since couple of weeks ago, but she will never get it right because she still don't get the 'pinch the opening after you blew, and blow again after u catch up the breath' concept. I showed her once but she couldn't do it, so I just let it go, no big deal.
But a few nights ago, she did it right!!! I was sooo surprised because she's been doing it all alone in the toys room. My first reaction was, screaming with excitement:
"Wahhhhh clevernya Zahra!!!!"
I consider it as a big achievement and am so proud of her. Well, typical mom isn't it. Hahaha.
Her first blowing balloon right!!
Look at her face, so excited as the balloon getting bigger.
And she couldn't get enough! She blows balloon every night after.
And coincidentally somebody gave us a bag of balloons last week, so here she goes.
Of course it won't go to waste, those precious carbon dioxide - having fun with them.
She has been swimming with the balloon every single night now, and of course hensem boy loving it too! Too bad I didn't get to snap his pic with the balloon, he moves too fast /:)
The house looks like we are having a party as balloons are everywhere. But it's kinda cute, so I can live with it ;)
Monday, November 11, 2013
*This entry was in my draft since last week..so the actual event happens last two weekend hehe*
Hiyaaa everyone!! How was your last weekend? We had loooong holiday due to deepavali and the maal hijrah on Tuesday, so my company set the replacement day on Monday, so we have 4 days weekend! Sweet!
Anyway I planned to have short gateway to PD and stay in Thistle, but it is fully booked! Hmmppphhh! I guess all the KLians need the same break. So since we don't feel like going anywhere else, we decided to go to KL bird park. We've been in town like forever but never set foot there.
The entry fee is RM25 for adults (with MyKad) and RM12 for kids of 3yo and above. So Emir got in for free.
The moment you get in at the entrance, you'll be welcomed with free-roaming few species of birds. I'm not sure what their name is, but I do spot a big stork! The funny thing is, they look so friendly but somehow untouchable. We tried to chase and pat a few and they run in jiffy. Very nimble and quick!
You can feed them food but have to buy it from the feeder machine. It's 50cents if I'm not mistaken. We didn't get any because was busy with the two kiddos and thought it will be too tedious for us to handle. Oh well...now come to think about it, it will be more fun if we get the food =(
Couples of pics for you:
Emir with some species of bird that freely roaming around. I didn't get the chance to learn their names because our hands are quite full. Emir loves to walk hence I have to really take care of him, whilst Zahra on the other hand, nak dukungggggg je. She said her feet is hurt. Such a princess. So MrComot had to carry her most of the time.
The bird show. Quite entertaining....for kids haha. Because we adult knows all the trick right? Luckily we sat right at the back so Zahra can stand without blocking others and she's so excited with the show, give a big clap to the birds and said "Good job!". I was like..woaaa...dah pandai praise org haha...must be from the youtube shows she watched.
Another random shot
And that's it! No more birdies picture because both of them need mommy's full attention and I was sweating like craaaazy! Well...it's Malaysia, what do I expect? Hahaha..
Anyway we had sooo much fun! Minus the hot weather of course. We spent about solid 3 hours and I was freaking exhausted. I think I am old already and unfit, but hey, it is world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary, so I'm here not to be blamed right? =D
On the other notes, if you go to any attraction places like this, don't skimp on the family photo because you won't know how it will turn out. As for us, it is pretty funny:
Emir was happily stretching his hand
And trying to touch the hornbill
And that's when the bird bites his finger! He screamed and wailed to MrComot, telling him that the bird ate his hand hahaha. But it was a short scream and he didn't cry after that. Tough boy!
We had lunch at Hornbill restaurant and not too shabby. It has the variety and the food quite nice.
My chicken chop. More like grilled chicken to me but it's ok as it's yummy!
Mrcomot and hensem boy had char keowteow. Mind his long hair, I already chopped it off hehe.
Zahra as usual the fussy eater, I brought from home her prawn aglio olio but she had few bites only and just drink her lychee and ribena.
Overall I will say it was a good trip! But seriously, both of us was exhausted and the moment we reached home, we fell asleep on the floor, because the kids refused to sleep, so I takut la nak tido betul2. I was too sleepy that I couldn't wait for them. About an hour later when I woke up, the kiddos still playing with their toys. I was like...heyyy where the energy came from? Kids. Wish I have the same energy. Maybe I should start exercising, seriously.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I wanted to blog about this since last weekend, the day of this incident itself, because I was so so so happy. But work caught up hence this late update.
Anyway the excitement still there...so here I presenting what I've been up to last weekend.
I found a shop selling fresh wet groceries, in 10mins away from my house!!
Ok.. well, maybe it's nothing to you guys, but I was like a happy kid when I get there! First and foremost, we rarely get to buy fresh stuff because of time contraint. Weekend is the only time we at home, and we didn't cook during weekdays. So most of the time we had to succumb with Giant and Tesco online. I used to think Giant's fish is good enough, but when I look at this shop, blehhhh no more Giant after this..err..unless no choice la.
And I haven't been to any market or pasar malam/pasar tani beli barang basah in 5 years of marriage. So this is my first time trying to be..ahem..a real domestic goddess...ahem!
My MIL told us about this shop long time ago but we didn't have the chance to check it out. It's just normal kedai runcit dekat seksyen 4 KD. MrComot went there first, with Zahra and brought home fresh squid and complaint that he couldn't really shop because Zahra said the shop is icky and stink so she doesn't want to walk. Typical Zahra /:)
So last weekend, I went there all by myself around 1030AM. Quite late already. Tapi gigih okk. Normally we will go everywhere together, but MrComot said it is impossible to shop there with the kiddos. So MrComot took care of Zahra (he brought her to Giant to buy some dry groceries) and I left Emir with my sister at home, and pinjam kereta my sister, drive sorang2 pegi kedai. I rarely drive alone after kahwin..so tell me about it. And my kegigihan is sooo worth it haha. The fish is super super fresh and I feel like buying all!
Some of the stock.
Bought 1 big siakap (barramundi), about 1 kilo pelatling (mackerel), a bag of lala (clams), cili padi, limau kasturi, daun kesum, tomatoes, ginger, taugeh, hard tofu, and coriander leaves for only RM33!! It's cheap!
Talk about that fresh coriander leaves..this is my first time buying such stuff, so I keep on sniffing that leaves ok. Sooo sooo sooo nice! :D
Reached hole around 1115 and I didn't plan to cook for lunch at first because I know myself, I am a bit lembap in kitchen..I have to start cooking at 1030 not going out shopping the stuff haha.
But because the ingredient is so fresh, I was super excited and rolled up my sleeves and start sweating in the kitchen.
See the siakap? "Masih bersinar" as my mom would say to fresh fish. And yeah, it is sparkling!
Rub some fish sauce, chopped garlic, onion, ginger, tomatoes, cili padi, lime juice, pinch of salt and coriander leaves.
Turn to siakap stim limau cili padi. YUMS!
Taugeh with tofu , fried with ikan masin style
I soak the clams in saltwater to remove the sand and it was 12 something already. Told you I'm slow in the kitchen haha. So decided to cook the clam later and proceed to eat lunch.
After lunch, I didn't take a nap but start process the mackerel and turn it into
I don't know what's gotten into me but I was so excited to cook that day. Which is so not me! I would prefer take out anytime ok? Maybe I'm bored with outside food but my ultimate catalyzer is the fresh fishes!
When everything is fresh, the food will be extra delicious too, bundled with love and my sweat of course! Lol!
Anyway, I don't really know how to cook laksa kedah but I love it very much. The recipe is simple too, so I just belasah buat and keep on asking MrComot how is it?
"Sedaaaappp!! Tengok me sampai hirup semua kuah"
Good boy!!! Tak sedap pun takpe, janji you give me RIGHT answer hahaha.
Oh ya, the laksa is kids friendly - just mackerel + cili giling + daun kesum + asam keping + salt. That's all!! Didn't put bunga kantan (ginger torch) because it's quite windy for my stomach and no belacan..just because MrComot prefers without it. And yet, it still tastes delicious!
So no more fish from Giant after this. Kedai runcit seksyen 4, see you soon!!!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Just something random, our marriage turns 5 last 10th Oct!!! Thank you Allah..for all the happiness and blessings that you shower us. 5 years is definitely a long time but not long enough for you to master your marriage. There are so many things I need to learn about. However, marriage definitely made me a better person. It's where I learn to be selfless. Life is not about me, me, me anymore right. Well, most of the time is all about me (thank you Mr Husband!) but yeah..marriage is a hardwork. The is no such thing you fall in love and happy ever after. You need to nurture it all the time. Then you'll be happy. InsyaAllah..trying my best here =D
We didn't make any celebration during last year's anniversary because both of us were extremely busy and I sharply remember that we made a pact in the car that we going to take annual leave and make something special for this year's anniversary. But oh well...this year pun busy jugak. In fact MrComot wasn't in town on our anniversary as he has meeting in another state. So there goes our pact *sobs* *sobs*. And after he came back pun takde celebrate mana-mana sebab both dah start busy that time. But it doesn't matter really..maybe next year! ;)
Anyway, I ordered this shoes from ebay UK about 3 weeks before and been checking the mailbox a week before the anniversary date and was 'ready' to accept the fact that my parcel is missing, because international parcel is not traceable when it reaches Malaysia. But Mr Postman decided to hand me the parcel on my anniversary day!! How sweeeeeet is that? So I considered this is my anniversary gift untuk mengubat hati yg lara haha.
All the way from Great Britain ;)
Freckle Face in Navy Nubuck ;) ;) ;)
I've been looking up and low for Freckle Face (it's an old design from Clarks so it's not in market anymore) and most the sites don't have my size. Then one day jumpa this one, it's like a miracle!
By the way, since MrComot is not around, I made a crazy thing that day. Skipped my lunch and went to SSM to register my own company....
Which is crazy because.... I don't have any product to sell!!! LOL.
Well, I have something in mind, of course related to crafts and handmade stuff. I have a lot of buttons ribbons fabrics that I keep on buying and mounting in the craft room, and was thinking to let it go. Well, I can just sell it without register a company right? I mean, takat jual 10 butang je, perlu ke nak company bagai hahaha... but 1010 means a lot to me. So if I want a registered company, I want it to have that date as the registration date! Ini semua POYO! Hahaha
Since I already have a company, I HAVE to sell something right. InsyaAllah..when I'm less busy and get to upload the pics, I'll announce my shop site ;)
I announced this move to my husband and he gave me a short and sharp reminder:
"multimillion, but we won't rob from the people"
Anyway, my shop is going to be a place where I share my passion in crafts. Sharing is caring. Robbing is not allowed!! =P