Was a bad day. Although it was Tuesday, it was my first day back at work after a rather long break for Eid. Why it was longer than intended will be for another entry. Reasons for yesterday being a bad day:

1. Just before I went out for work, I discovered that one of Waja’s tyres pancit. Nasib baik mmg dah plan nak bawak kereta lagi satu to work. Nasib baik jugak Shahril memang tak kerja and dah plan nak bawak Waja gi workshop. So tak la rasa nasib malang sgt kan.

2. Had breakfast kat Cafe ofis. Bihun tak sedap, terasa macam banyakkkkk sgt white pepper.

3. Sampai2 ofis… called receptionist to ask whether there’s any packages for me. I ordered a book on Ebay before raya hari tu and I was hoping the book will be waiting for me lah kan. Nope no packages or anything for me. Emailed the seller and asked for the reference number for Pos Ekspres. Checked and discovered they had indeed delivered it on Monday (yesterday). Went down to receptionist to confirm. Checked with guards at the guardhouse too. Nope, no packages for me.

Called Pos Ekspres. Dengan confidentnya I was told that they delivered the package to a post box. Yang bestnya, tidak lah wujud post box kat kawasan ofis ni! Dah guardhouse sebesar2 alam tu, gi letak dalam post box buat apa ye tak? Kenapalah tak hantar kat receptionist je? So, buat la satu report with Pos Ekspres, and was told that it will take them MINIMUM 6 days to investigate. Kechiwa tau!

4. Was told by my brother that doctor kat Hospital Temerloh kata, there’s nothing else they can do pasal Umi. Doctor tanya apa plan family. Nak keep her in the hospital ke… nak bawak balik rumah? Details in another entry lepas ni lah ye.


Is a better day. Sebabnya:

1. Saw a rainbow on my way to work. Not that it means anything. Tapi just rasa macam best je.

2. Bangun pagi, goreng nasi & bawa bekal for breakfast. Kalau tak sedap pun, lidah sendiri kata sedap je. At least takde rasa white pepper. Sedap, sedap!

3. Orang Post Ekspres called. Tersangatla sopan dan cheerful nya suara pakcik itu. Pakcik, sebab he sounded rather old. Tak tau la kalau suara je tua kan. Hehe. He said, the postman kata dia deliver kat guardhouse. I asked balik, guardhouse mana? Ofis ni ada 2 guardhouse. Plus the guard kat main guardhouse kata takde pun. And kalau ada, tentulah diorg dah kasik kat receptionist, kan? The cheerful pakcik said, he’ll investigate further. Disebabkan pakcik yg sgt sopan itu, rasa kurang sikit marah dan kuchiwa. Tq pakcik Pos Ekspres.

Pukul 11 pagi, receptionist called. “Ada one package just arrived for you”


4. Unfortunately, no good news pasal Umi. In fact no ‘new’ news. Although at this point, no news MAY be good news actually.

Dalam ofis right now, berkumandang lagu2 raya, like…. ‘baaaaalik kampuuuuungggggg’, or… ‘assalamuuuuualaikummmm’ <- dgn suara Jamal yg macho itu, or DJ Dave’s ‘Selamatttt Hari Raaayaaa”… How to do work like this?

It’s my last day of work before the long break. Tapi the whole week dah takde mood nak buat kerja pun sebenarnya.

We’re hoping to celebrate Raya in Temerloh this year. Hoping, because Ummi is still in HUKM right now. She’s due for a ‘procedure’ this morning. So hopefully she’ll be fit enough to be discharged tomorrow the latest so we can bring her home and thus bring Eid home.

I find it difficult to answer when people ask me on her condition. Most of the time, it’s pretty much same ol’ same ol’ condition. Kejap dia OK, Kejap tak OK. OK means she can walk on her own, go to the toilet on her own, eat on her own and does not talk merepek-repek. Not OK can vary from the opposite of all the above or just one or two, or it can be as bad as not even able to open her eyes, or talk. Sometimes she’ll be sooo disoriented that she says she has only 4 kids (in actual there’s 8 of us), or she’ll say she’s been in the hospital for 4 long months although she’s only been there for a week. This time around, she can’t eat on her own, has difficulty breathing at times. And something that has never happened before: her blood level keeps on dropping.

I hope we will be able to beraya in Temerloh, nonetheless.

On a happier note, we had Iftar at Akak’s house last Saturday. The highlight of the ‘event’ is the arrival of Baby Aqilah to the house. :) Aqilah is my brother Aidil’s first born. She was born on June 22nd this year, weighing only 2.22 kg! I’m guessing 2 will be her favorite number. :D

P1000416 Aqilah Musfeerah Aidil Sufqy

P1000451Chak! Rambut cacak cacak tu, just like my bro when he was small. :D


afiq&mariessaNi 2 beradik needs no introduction kan? That’s them in a rare moment where they sit still for about 30 seconds… maybe less


This morning, Mariessa woke up while we were having sahur. Lepas tu dah segar bugar, macam dah puas tidur. In my attempts to get her to go to her own room:

First attempt:

Me: Mariessa, pegi la tido kat bilik sana. (She refers to her room (shared with Afiq) as bilik ‘sana’)

Her: Biarla kita tido kat bilik Mamaaaaaaaaaaa…..

Me: Kenapa Mariessa tak nak tido kat bilik sana?

Her: Biarlaaaa.. Kita kan kecik lagiiiiiii.

Me: Hmmmm


Mariessa’s signature senyum lentok

2nd attempt:

Me: Kakak… pegi tido kat bilik kakak ye?

Her: Tak nak lah!

Me: Kenapa?

Her: Bilik Mama kan besaaaaaarrrrrrr!!!

Me: Aduhai….

Then i pretended sleeping (she wanted to talk – Kenapa Mama nak pegi kerja? Kenapa Mama tak bawak kita pegi kerja? Kenapa dah malam? Kenapa Mama makan malam malam?) . I heard her going down from the bed, so I thought somehow our small talk worked lah. She went to her room. Yey.

She came back in less than 2 minutes. Oh well. Better luck next time, maybe. :)

Afiq on the other hand has been asking me bila nak balik kampung! :) He is, very excited about his new songkok. new baju melayu and most of all new kasut Ben10. Ada lampu2 some more. His choice. :)

P1000374Afiq, giving a sexy look during haircut. He insisted on it, for Raya. :D

A shout out to my beloved Sistah.. you KNOW we are missing you. And that we will be thinking of you more and more on Hari Raya. You are in our thoughts, Ngah. Always.

Last but not least, to all my friends…

Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin.

From All of us:


(gambar lama ni.. 2 tahun lepas punya Raya. Hehe)

Scene 1

Last week I bought one of those instant, ready-to-bake mixture for chocolate cake. Add water, some eggs, corn oil, mix mix mix and bake. Walla, moist chocolate cake siap! I don’t really fancy anything chocolate, but Afiq loves chocolate very much, and since it has been a while since I last baked anything, I baked him one 2 days ago.

The morning after, bukak2 mata je he asked:

Him: Mama, mama dah letak tak kek dalam beg sekolah Abang?

Me: Dah. Nanti makan sama2 dengan kawan2 k?

Him: Ok ma! Saaaayang mama. Mama pegi kerja elok2 k?

That’s him. He’s always the one yang pesan to ‘pergi kerja elok2’ or ‘drive elok2’. Sejuuuk hati.

Later that day, coming back from school, the moment he saw me, terus je merungut:

Him: Mama, habis semua dia makan. Semua semua semua dia makan! Afiq tak rasa pun!

Me: Makan apa? Siapa yg makan?

Him: Kek tu la. Kawan2 Afiq makan semua semua!

Me: Oh… takpelah. Ada lagi sikit kat rumah.

Him: Ada lagi? Yey!!!!

Scene 2

I was doing ironing last night, when Afiq remembered to show me one of his colouring work from school.

Afiq: Mama, look. Kerja sekolah Afiq. Cantik tak ma?

Me: Cantik sayang. Good job Afiq!

Mariessa: Mama! Mama! Tadi kat kolahhhhhh kita pun ada tulisssssssss!!

Me: Mariessa pun ada colour2 jugak? Very good! Kenapa tak bawak balik?

Mariessa: Tak payah la bawak balik….

Me: Kenapa?

Mariessa: Nanti mama ambik!!

Me: Huh?

This is my first time writing from Windows Live Writer. I had NO idea this thing exists, until momster mentioned it. Ketinggalan zaman sungguh! Thanks, you!

Today is already the 11th day of Ramadhan. How time flies. Baru je lagi rasa nervous2 thinking about fasting, not knowing whether I am fit enough to do it or not. Alhamdulillah, setakat ni, puasa penuh lagi. Syukurrr sgt2.

This week is also my 28th week into this pregnancy. Lagiiiii terasa cepatnya! Dah habis 2nd trimester. Tup2 nanti, bersalin je kan? :) Baby is doing great, alhamdulillah. Kicking strongly tak mengira siang atau malam. :) We have also known the gender during the last checkup. (Shahril la, x sabo nak tunggu nak tau. Tak jadik nak buat surprise untuk diri sendiri. Heheh).

Updates on Afiq: Well, he loves kurma. He first thought it’s a kind of chocolate! He recently asked whether he can join us for puasa. I asked him whether he knows what puasa is. He said, “Yes! Tak boleh makan, tak boleh minum”. Then I said, “Nini (susu) pun tak boleh tau?” Terdiam kejap dia. Hehe. “Sikit pun tak boleh ke Ma?”. I think that would be his biggest obstacle kalau nak puasa. Susu tu! :) Maybe I’ll let him try to ‘puasa’ for a few hours on weekends if he really wants to. See how it goes! :)

Mariessa… Well, where do I begin? :). I belatedly realized that she’s in the Terrible Two Phase. How I forgot about it, I have NO idea. I mean, of course I did not forget that she’s two, it’s just that I did not remember that they call it the Terrible Two for a reason (or many!). Had I remembered, I wouldn’t be wondering so much, why she behaves the way she does.

Kesimpulannya, memang tengah nakal la si Shirley Temple yang sorang ni. Strong headed, strong hearted, semua lah! If she says she wants Milo, tak payah la susah2 nak offer orange juice ke, vitagen ke. Milo lah jugak2. Tak kira la siang ke, malam ke. Kalau dia kata nak mandi, she won’t accept “not now” for an answer even though dia baruuuuu je lepas mandi 20 minutes ago! If I say No (or anything yang sewaktu dengannya), makanya terdengar lah jeritan budak ala2 kena dera! Seriously. And yang best tu, baruuuu je dia kerut muka nak nangis, air mata dah turun mencurah2 ok? Drama Queen tak ingat punya!

She talks non-stop too. I think she’s quite advanced in talking, in comparison with her cousins and friends yang sebaya. Kadang tu, sampai tak laratttt nak jawab! “Mama, mama nak matak (masak) ke?… Kenapa mama nak matak? Mama matak dengan bawang ke? Mama tak matak tayu(sayur)? Mama matak pedas tak? Kenapa mama tak matak tup (sup)?” She can go on and on and on. Kalau tak jawab, dia akan panggil “Mamaaaaaaa!” sampaiiiii la dijawab!

Pastu suka menyakat Afiq. Yang paling kerap skrg ni, just because she knows Afiq doesn’t like it, she’ll call Abg Afiq – Apik Kakudin! (Afiq Naqiuddeen). Pastu dia suka mengajuk Afiq. Sampai naik merah2 muka Abg Afiqnya, sebab geram! She drives him nuts, that’s for sure!

She has started to accept that she’s going to be a kakak soon. :). No more slaps to my tummy whenever i mention the baby. And although by default dia panggil diri dia adik (or kita), she’s learning to call herself kakak. Kadang2 redundant lagi.. Kakak adik mamicha! :D Dah kakak, adik pulak. But still, it’s an improvement. Oh, she likes to sing too. Dah pandai buat lirik sendiri. “mama x mandi lagiiii.. ayah tak mandi lagi… abang tak mandi lagi… kita dah mandi!” tu salah satu lirik rekaan dia.

Another 25 minutes to go home, yey! We fnish work at 4.30 during Ramadhan. Kalau throughout the year mcm ni kan best? :)

Walaupun dah masuk hari ke-11 ni, I’d like to wish everyone Selamat berpuasa & beribadah. Semoga Ramadhan kali ni lebih baik dari yang sebelum2nya.