Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Alahai...

Tiba2 saya rasa sangat sedih dan rasa nak menangis :'(

Sebenarnya tengah menangis. Do you ever feel that you are so lonely even though you are surrounded by so many people? Itulah yang saya rasa sekarang ni. I used to feel that way when i miss him. Ever since i have a child, she is my little sweetheart that i don't mind having just her with me. But when she is asleep, that feeling somehow slowly creeps and pokes me inside.

Adalah ayat2 yang telah membuatkan saya terasa sikit hari ni. Tapi atas nasihat seorang kawan baik, saya taknak tulis kat sini. Kadang2 saya penat nak jaga hati orang. Saya penat nak 'care' pasal orang. Penat sangat.

So Far..

Pejam celik, pejam celik...we've been in KL for 4 days already. Tapi macam banyaknya dah aktiviti kitorg buat.

Mostly, of course makan2. Almost 2/3 of the cravings list were completed. 

On 28.8, celebrated BFF's belated birthday, Yett. Sian dia kena tunggu sampai Msia baru buat celebration. Kebetulan that was the next weekend after her birthday. Dahla, haritu we all sampai lambat. Sebab i was cooking lunch at home dulu. Sebab lunch at home at not at the birthday party? Ada tempoyak, huhu...can't resist :). Sesampai di Subang Parade, ramainya orang. Dah biasa dgn shopping mall di Bahrain yang lengang, terus rasa mcm semput, pening and sesak nafas tgk ramai sgt org. Berlarian nak belikan birthday girl's present. Seronok sangat dapat jumpa everyone. Haruslah gelak macam nak gila bila dah jumpa they all. Esp, dgn Sophia. 

*cake for the birthday girl:
(slices of Secret Recipe's: 
Chocolate Indulgence, Marshmallow cheesecake, High Fibre cheesecake,
Oreo cheesecake and Durian Durian)




Serius seronok, rasa tak puas berborak. Once in a while kena layan Milan pulak. Nasib baik aunty2 Milan semua cam rajin nak layan si kecik tu. Bolehlah Mommy curi2 gosip borak sekali sekala. Masa nak balik, sekali tengok we all ada banyak paper bags sebab the aunties bagi Milan banyak presents. Thank You...xoxo.

Then, last night had a berbuka puasa session with Mama Rais' and family. Seronok jugak, lama dah tak jumpa in person kan. The two kiddos apa lagi. Dua2 pun takde kawan kat rumah kan. Rais so cute, pandai nak tarik2 tangan Milan ajak main. Semua toys dia angkut bagi Milan. Balik rumah, Milan terus tido, penat sangatlah tu.


This Saturday, ada jemputan ke rumah Iena's pulak. Can't wait...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hello KL

We have arrived in KL yesterday, at almost 10am. Ingatkan Milan tido throughout the flight, and she didn't. She was busy playing. Well, better than crying lah kan. The Amarnanth went to the Bahrain airport to send us off. 





The flight itself was kind of tiring for me. Being pregnant and traveling on a 8-hrs flight is so uncomfortable. After few hours, i noticed my feet were swollen. Same experience i had when i was with Milan. Tak kira lah, angkat2 kaki ke, jalan2 dlm flight ke...it is still happening.

Upon arrival, Uko and aunty Babra were waiting for us at the arrival hall. Babai was in the car. Milan ok jer, takde lah nak malu2 or takut2 meeting them all. From the airport, Babai took us for lunch in a chinese foodcourt in SS15, Subang Jaya. Apalagi, haruslah meng'order' kuey teow kerang kan! Ngan barley ais...huhu. Tetiba kami anak beranak macam tak tahan panas Malaysia, semua hidung berair. Padahal panas di Bahrain lagi hebat. Milan's face was so pink. Dah elok2 lunch dkt SS15 tu, apa lagi haruslah menapau cendol 'bawah pokok' tu. Tamak kan, tapau 1 pack RM5 then another pack of RM3. Rasanya ada lagi dlm fridge tu. Tah, tetiba rasa mcm dah tak sedap sangat. Macam rasa masin sikit...entahlah. Haritu kemain lagi masuk list cravings kan.

Balik rumah, rest. Tido. Malamnya, Babai ajak makan sushi dekat Restoran Jepun Sogo. Level 6, Sogo. Thanks Babai. A birthday treat for the 3 of us he said. Since we didn't celebrate our birthday back home. Dulu masa balik when pregnant with Milan, the belated bday celebration was in Chiang Mai. Tak tau nak komen the food dkt sana macam mana. Sbb i mmg suka makan Japanese food. So, to me mana2 pun sedap je la kan. I makan Unagi Kabayaki set then Matcha ice-cream.



 

Milan is having jet lag, i guess. Slept at 10pm last night then woke up at 3am!!! And wanted to play...i let her play by herself. She was singing her version of "Twinkle2 Little Star" then doing her counting. Then, main2 with the curtain sbb ada Mickey Mouse. She only went back to sleep at 5am. Now, it is almost noon, and both of them (with the daddy) are still sleeping.

Ok, today ada appointment with the girls @ Subang Parade. Nasib baik i lalu McD SS15 tu semalam kan..kalau tak, macam mana nak melepak dkt tempat yang tak beratap and dinding runtuh..HAHA!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last Call

Flight malam ni berlepas from BAH pukul 8.30pm (Bah time). An approximately 8hrs flight. Normally, when i am about to travel somewhere, i would have a sleepless night the night before. But not last night. Guess, i must've been tired. Milan je yang tak tidur2 until 1.30am. Itu pun, i had to 'rampas' her Ipod to stop her from watching S.A.Oso. Mengamuk lah sikit dia, but i had to do what i had to do lah jugak kan. I was already asleep, boleh dia nak cuit2...and whisper "mommy, mommy" then looked her her father and still whispering "mommy, papa sleep?". Though she is so close to her Papa, whenever she wants to do something naughty, my 'weapon' would be "Papa angry". Then, she will stop doing whatever she is doing.

Had dinner with the Amarnanth family last night. Bought some foods from Lulu (a hypermarket).
Tak sempat nak lepak lama2 pun dkt rumah diaorg sbb nak sambung packing. Beratnya our luggage bags. We have 2 large ones (both 20kgs each), 1 small one and a box of Milan's toys. Normal lah kan, of course akan ada soalan dari sang lelaki "just what are you bringing, berat sangat ni?". My answer (as always): EVERYTHING!!!I'm a hoarder remember?

Bangun pagi ni terus rasa nervous. Hopefully Milan will behave well during the flight. Or, better still sleep all the way. Balik KL from here, takde jet lag sangat. Because of the overnight flight. Sampai2 Malaysia dah pagi. So, it is like you are starting a new day after 7-8hours of sleep. First thing i did this morning was to make sure i recharge her Ipod battery and the speaker. Hopefully it will last throughout the flight/

So, KL...see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tagged


Thx Mama Rais :)



1) Apa nama blog dan kenapa letak nama tu?
Entahlah...main bantai je actually.


2) Jelaskan kenapa dan bagaimana anda boleh dapat idea nak letak nama URL blog anda.
Sebab tertengok gambar my girl nyer fingers and the dad's tgh strum guitar.
 
3) Bila blog anda mula beroperasi?
Blogspot ni since Feb 2006. Before that friendster blog, since 2003.


4) Siapa follower pertama anda?
Sapa ek? tak ingatlah :)


5) Ucapan kepada si pemberi award.
Thanks Mama Rais.


6) Tag 9 orang yang patut terima award ini.     
Sapa2 lah rajin main tag ni. 

Counting Mommy Hair

video

Mommy doesn't have so much hair either!!! Only 20, the least :)

*if you are wondering why i keep on uploading Milan's videos both in here and in FB. Here's why. I want to 'document' all her pelatness actions before the sister comes. I'm sure I'll be busy to do that with 2 daughters to handle.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank You AMH



Had my last check up at Ame.rican Miss.ion Hos.pi.tal yesterday. This time with Dr Su.san Qiu.jano (a Philipino). A very nice and friendly OB. Tigger is doing ok. Macam the kakak also, moves a lot. Sampaikan the Dr Susan susah nak capture her image. She even kicked the scanning device tu. Weighs at 1.1kgs already. I guess she is slightly heavier than Milan. The scan parameter couldn't accommodates her full body picture anymore. Dr Susan confirmed the gender as girl (100% she said).

As for me i gained friggin 2.3kgs this month!!!Again the daddy teased me about pushing a large baby. I told him, when i'm in pain, i don't give a d@mn about the baby size anymore. All i want is the baby to be out of me a.s.a.p.

AMH provided me with all the documents i needed. Copies of all the medical reports, blood tests, traveling letter etc. Dr Susan did asked if i have a normal delivery with Milan. I told her "yes, but induced at 41 weeks"...She wished me well with Tigger and hope that i will have a normal delivery (natural kind of normal --> means toksah induce bagai lah). The nurses pun bid farewell, and wished me a safe delivery. Baguslah diaorg tu.

Sempatlah jugak tanya soalan bengong kan...but, to me better tanya than make assumption kan? See the pic below. It is a copy of my anomaly scan result. Noticed the word 'breech'? I was so worried and asked the sister nurse about it. She said "it's ok. The baby is rotating. She will only on her final position at 36weeks". Fuhh...lega.




Pastu pegi GulfAir office at 6.30pm to settle on the traveling certificate, sah2 lah tutup. Kan waktu Iftar. Then terus ke Bahrain Mall, beli brg sikit...makan dinner sikit. ColdStone pun tutup jugak. Takpela, takde rezeki.

Monday, August 23, 2010

For Aunty Tiq with ♥

video

To Do and Think

* Warning: EMO post!

Kesian tau the daddy...selalu sangat rasa sedih semenjak we ol dah nak balik ni. Asyik dengar luahan perasaan dia makes me rasa terus hilang semangat nak balik. Last night i couldn't help it, i cried just to think about it. He is so sad that we are going home and that he'll be staying alone here. Though he'll be coming back again in December. He has thiw worries of Milan will not remember him by then. Waaa... *nanges*. I assured him that Milan will always remember her Papa. For the past one month, he has been calling us every afternoon just to talk to his daughter. To train Milan talking on the phone with him. He insisted that we will need to have a video call session at least once a week, so that Milan will remember how Papa looks like.

I don't know how i will react when sending Papa to the airport on his flight back here. Milan will surely wants to follow him. And if she cries, i'll cry too. The best thing i can do is telling her that Papa goes to work. Tapi, mesti dia pun hairan kan sebab nanti lamanya Papa tak balik2 from work. Everyday, she will wait at the door as soon as she heard Papa opens the door. Then, wanted to be carried straight away.

Waaa...sedih la. I can't continue anymore...hardly see the screen tsk...tskk...tskkkk....

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Ok, kita sambung lagi (ada plak kes mcm ni kan?). Sebab tajuk kata 'To Do'...tadi terEMO sangat takleh nak continue.

Petang ni ada final appointment dgn OB kat sini. Nak kena settle travelling documents and segala mak nenek pregnancy related document for Dr Lee kat Malaysia nanti. Lepas tu, kalau sempat terus pegi GulfAir nyer office, isi travelling form.

Then, Papa ajak pegi shopping brg2 for his family. Nak singgah ColdStone jugak. Nanti dah balik Msia, tetiba teringin nak ColdStone, maner nak carik kan? Ke dah ada kat KL? Kalau ada, ok lah.

Balik rumah, sambung packing lagi. Hantar barang naik rumah atas. Besok kena ambik baju dkt tailor. Haritu hantar nak alter. 'Kurang inci' lah katakan...hehe.

Ok, itu je..

TAG

Tagged by Mama Harith&Najah . Thanks :)

Soalan :

1) Jika sekarang anda ada RM 250. Anda nak buat apa?
 Kalau sekarang ni i will simpan je dulu. sebab tak sampai malaysia lagi, hehe. kalau tak, nak belikan my dad frame spec dia. semalam dia minta belikan.


2) Cikgu kegemaran semasa tingkatan 3 dan kenapa?
Cikgu Teh Lean Aik. Sebab saya suka pegi bengkel waktu subjek Kemahiran Hidup (seronok bila ada aktiviti di luar classroom). Pastu, cikgu ni selalu bagi saya pinjam comic Archie & Veronica :)


3) Subjek kegemaran semasa di Universiti?
Hotel Management. Sebab senang nak relate kan dgn real life. Ekonomi pun suka.


4) Perkara yang anda tak suka tentang sekolah?

Kalau zaman saya dulu, tak suka bila ada exam matematik, sebab saya adalah 'kureng' dlm subjek math ni. In general, saya tak suka bila student sekarang ni sangat samseng. Nak lawan cikgu je.

5) Apa yang anda risau?
Wah...banyak sangat benda yang nak dirisaukan ni. First thing first. Risaukan pasal Milan dlm flight malam hari Khamis ni. Hopefully dia ok. Banyak lagi lah. Kalau nak letak semua, boleh pitam.,,hehe.

Ok..sila tag 3 orang lain.

Nak tag depa ni la:

1. Endun
2. Tiq
3. Wedy
** sapa2 yang rajin main tag ni, buatlah sekali.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Pride and My Joy

Remember this ?

Well, to be fair...we had a proper photoshoot for Tigger last night. At 26weeks of pregnancy.

* a coloured version of the one i have as the blog header picture












credits to the daddy as photographer tak bertauliah. bolehlah kan?

Good To Go

To whom it may concern:

Me and mommy are ready to go :P. Really can't wait!

Friday, August 20, 2010

How Do They Do It?

*pic courtesy of google

Look at her!!! P.a.z V.e.g.a going home after delivering her baby on 13.8. With heels, gorgeous dress, nice hair and lipstick! Maybe because they are celebrities, hence the dressing up. When you are a celebrity, paparazzies are everywhere. So basically you need to look good all the time.

I remembered when i was out from the labor room, my mom insisted me to cover my head and put on sweater immediately. But i do have a rule of going-home attire. Kain batik is a big NO- NO. And so does the attire for clinic visits. I will either wear long skirt with sweater blouse or long dress. And wear bandana instead of 'anak tudung'. I'm so against the idea of covering my head. For the sake of not hearing all the pot-pet2 from my mom, bandana is the next best thing that i could think of. This time, i'm so gonna buy a flowery one.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Maternity Wear (Up for Grab)

These are the maternity wears that i want to let go (actual image). All size M (US).



Mari...mari...harga boleh runding.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bengong

Menyam...!!!!

And so the goods are safely in my hands. Well, they are all maternity wears. To my disappointment, they are all OVERSIZED  or TOO BIG for me...sangatlah keciwa!

Makin banyaklah collections pakaian online yang dibeli nak dijual semula ni...haih :|. Nantilah bila 'kedai' dah siap cat, baru boleh war2kan... :P

Improving

I just can't help myself to blog about it. Nothing big but just to write it down as a memory. Ye, saya tahu sangat orang lain punya anak lagi hebat. I'm just an impressed mom.

The thing is Milan will call any species of monkey as MONKEY. But today, she said "APE" for gorillas...

Told ya, nothing big...i was just too impressed myself.

Wat A Day!

I love to start my day early...How's yours so far?

Milan woke up early today. Normally she wakes up at almost 11am. But today, she woke up at 7am. I was in the kitchen, preparing the daddy's breakfast. Then, after 'bye2'ing Papa off to work, we went to the shop to buy fish.

Then, i found out...there's nothing else to do. I started cooking lunch!!! What's for lunch? Fish curry for me, fried fish for the daddy, kangkung belacan and vege soup for Milan. And by the time i finished cooking, i looked at the clock....it was just 10.30am!!! Took shower with Milan and then here i am updating the blog with my 2nd entry for the day. Milan is taking her afternoon nap.

** the parcel for the online purchasing has arrived!!!hoho...and i'm ready for the "Black Parade" on 28th! *wink2*

My Beautiful Monster



"She's a monster (she's a monster)
Beautiful monster (beautiful monster)
Beautiful monster (beautiful monster yeah)
But I don't mind (I don't mind)
And I need her (and I need her)
Said I need her (said I need her)
Beautiful monster (whooah)
But I don't mind (I don't mind I don't I don't mind)
No I don't mind"

*part of Beautiful Monster by NeYo

Sunday, August 15, 2010

BullArt

Was online chatting with my SIL, Kak Jes few minutes ago. She said that i'm 'rounder' this pregnancy than i was with Milan. Hoho...ni baru masuk 6mos and i haven't reach Miri yet. Where the fabs and foods collide!!! haha...Tapi, mmg i rasa i lagi berat this time round. The daddy teased me saying "u sure u can 'fight' alone in the delivery room? i think Dedek is bigger than Milan". This time i hope to be stronger and shall avoid myself from calling the nurses all the time. Ye lah, last time first experience kan. Tunggu punya tunggu the "bowel pressure". I had coached pushing. So this time, we shall wait for the "rasa nak terb3r@k".

Then we (with SIL) were talking about or weight and stuff. She too is having problem in reducing her baby fat. And she is worried that she'll put on some more weight when i reach home. I kan suka 'feed' the people in the house.

My SIL ni lah yang come out with a theory that i'm carrying a baby boy. Sebab i told her i like to eat bubur kacang hijau, then there was once i was craving for "biskut makmur". And now, my favourite is eggplant. How do these related to a baby boy? They are round. Round and balls...

Well, we shall see when the baby comes out, or maybe during the final scan. Baby stuff...i'm still buying all the unisex colored.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Family"

This is our small "family" in Bahrain. We normally have makan2 gathering. Last night we were celebrating the August boys birthday (Fashni, Helmi and Johnny). Johnny is a Lun Bawang from Lawas. Coincidentally, we have mutual friend, Gwen.

We wanted to stay longer last night (ye lah, balik rumah awal2 pun tak tau nak buat apa), but Milan threw up on herself and her Papa. So, tak bolehlah lepak dgn baju bau muntah.

Say Mommy

video

She was 19mos at the time i captured this. She missed out 11 and 13 though, LOL! And she likes to tease me by saying "say Mommy" in between the counting.

Note:
* among other words she said here were:
1. Papa sleep?
2. Papa work?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lahap

Homaigod...memang buruk lantak betul pregnant kali ni. Selera jin tanah betul.

Baru dah habis lunch. Nasi goreng kampung and grilled salmon. Pastu, air bandung cincau. Then, the daddy keluar2 from kitchen bawa satu mangkuk. Dalam tu ada durian...hoh! Makan tu pulak, dalam 6 ulas...matilah! Lepas makan semua tu, dah tak larat nak cuci pinggan, boleh? Alasan lah sangat.

Nak duduk tegak2 jap...perut ni pun dah boleh jadi meja letak laptop.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cat Eyes

Dimulakan dengan ucapan "Selamat Berpuasa untuk semua umat Muslim". Ok, dah boleh start.

Sebenarnya tengah terbayang2 kan air mata kucing dekat Petaling Street tu!!! eeee...me not likey lah like this. Dulu masa pregnanctkan Milan pun nak benda yang sama. Nasiblah my MIL rajin gi beli. Takpe, ada lagi  *kira jari jap..* lebih kurang 2 minggu!!!

Pastu *jap la, tak habis lagi ni, dah minum mestilah nak makan*, nak kuih angkoo kaler merah, inti yellow bean kat SS2, PJ. Aku rasa lah kuih tu nama dia angkoo, korang google image je lah ek kalau nak tahu.

9PM

Apa kes tajuk post macam tu pun tak tau.

Dalam pukul 9pm tadi, i tengah cleaning up the kitchen. Tengok ada sikit lagi leftover nasi tengah hari tadi. Tanya the daddy, "u want fried rice tak? sikit je la tapi." He said, kalau sikit tak naklah. Not worth the effort katanya. Nak makan pun kena put on effort ek?

So, i thought masak je la. Just a simple fried rice. Campur telur and ikan bilis. Pastu goreng telur mata. Aik, TERsedap lah pulak nasi goreng tu. Sorry, masuk bakul angkat sendiri :P. Pastu siap buat air bandung ais campur nata laici.

Dah siap2 hias dgn timun bagai, offer the daddy lagi. Again, dia taknak. Tapi macam tak sedap pulak makan sorang, dahlah kekonon sedap kan. Makanlah separuh then bagi the daddy rasa. Itu pun dia suruh i habiskan je. I told him "tak naklah, tolongla habiskan". Habis jugak :)

 *Don't worry, I don't eat runny eggs during pregnancy.
It is fully cooked.

*Kempen recycle. Gelas tu asalnya adalah mayonis jar.

*Rimasnya nak update blog dengan laptop yang MAHA slow ni. Apa masalah tah...grrrrrr

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Random Pics

Waaarrrghhh...so bored and moody today. Mood swings! Need to cut my fingernails and yet i couldn't find the nail clipper. Terus hangin satu badan.

Mari tengok cerpen bergambar:

Dimulakan dengan gambar makanan ye;

*Yummy durian. The second time we bought, sedap sangat.
Takdela macam mengunyah nangka separuh masak.
Lunak berkrim.
Isi tebal, yummeh! 


*The daddy pangil ni "nasi lemak kosong".
Nanti nak masak for my family lah, try tengok diaorg suka tak.


*Budak perempuan kecik yang tidur lambat dan bangun tengah hari


*Teman sepermainan



*Harap2 Tigger nanti rajin baca buku :)


*It feels really good to be reading NST though few days outdated :P

Monday, August 09, 2010

'HUNGERy'

It's just 9am and i really feel like eating lunch already. I've already had 2 'petite' sized popias for breakfast and still i feel like i've not been eating since last week. Over lah tu...haha. Arghhh... See the baby ticker up there, mentioning that she is collecting fat already. And i am one heck of a mommy who is so terrified of 'pushing' out one big baby. In my definition big is >3.2kgs. Ok, don't judge. I have my own reason. 2.9kgs caused me episiotomy + 3rd degree tear. Enough said.

For the next 3 weeks, i need to plan for what to cook. Need to empty the refrigerator already. The plates and baking stuff are securely packed. Tinggal plates yg tuan rumah sediakan je. So, no more main baking-membaking after this. Started works around the kitchen at 10.30pm last night. Tah tiba2 je semangat. Dah masuk kotak etc, ada lagi sisa2 kerajinan, continued with scrubbing the cooking stove and sink. Swept and mopped the floor. I didn't realised that the time was 12.05am when i was done. Milan was still awake. The daddy off the lights in the living room, hoping that she will somehow fall asleep. No..no...she will not sleep unless i tuck her to bed. After a quick shower, we both dozed off at almost 1am (or could be earlier, for me :) )

Now i have started sleeping with my feets placed on pillows. If on my feet too long will hurt my ankles and calves. If things are gonna be the same as what i experienced when  carrying Milan, in the coming months until delivery i will have swollen hands and feet! Waaaa...sangat tak best. And no more lying on my back too.

Think of A Name

We are still searching for Tigger's name. Basically the criteria are quite simple:
  • First name: Confirmation name. I.e: catholic names / name of a saint
  • Second name: Common name. 
  • Last: Family name, i.e: Ruin (fixated). Spelling-wise..can't say much :)
This time around, we agreed not to have more than 2 names for the child herself. Like her sister, Helena Zini Milan Ruin. Actually, she only has Helena Milan but somehow the daddy wanted to have Zini as well.

** Ya Endun, A.S tu mmg sedap sangat...but without confirmation name :)

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Promises

I promiseD not to shop anymore kan haritu? I even promiseD the daddy kata tak beli baju lagi dah lepas dah beli 'baju raya' the 2nd one. Part baju, memang dah tak beli dah. Tapi, tadi dah TERbeli another handbag/cross body. Yang murah2 je. Ini pun beli sebab dah lama nak beli crossbody medium size. I find it is difficult to carry a baby and at the same time carrying a shoulder bag. Asyik menggelongsor je bag tu. Why medium and not besar terus? Besar sangat pun buat sakit bahu jugak. I have experienced it with Milan. And i'll be moving places. Miri-Kuching-Marudi-kampung. Mcm2 mode of transportation ada. Flight, car and boat express. And there'll be 2 to handle. And the daddy won't be around to help. Milan pulak asyik nak Mommy je...


Macam ni lah rupa crossbody tu. Ni yang small size (mine is medium) 
*image courtesy of google
 

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Hari Ini

Kan semalam dah janji nak letak gambar bingka labu tu. Nampak gaya, tak jadilah. Sebab.....bingka tu dah habis. Then, pagi tadi kelam kabut siap2 kan makanan, kemas kitchen etc. Siapkan anak lagi.

Sedapnya makan nasi dagang tadi. Adalah timbul 'kekecohan' sekejap, pasal ikan tongkol. Persoalan nya:

"Ikan tongkol dipanngil apa dalam bahasa inggeris?"

Si tukang masak, Umi kata dia beli kingfish. Dah semua cakap..."mmm, patutlah rasa lain. ikan tongkol daging dia hitam". Si Hilda plak cakap tongkol in english is tuna. Saya diam je. Saya cuma tahu makan. Nasi dagang yang dihidangkan, nasi daganglah yang saya makan. Saya tambah 2 kali, hehe. Pasni nak makan lagi hasil 'tapauan' tadi.

Seronok jugak harini, sebab selalunya weekend, kitaorang mmg tak buat apa2 or paling bagus pun pegi beli groceries. Tadi pegi rumah Mat Yie and Fadzilah dalam kol 9am, lepak2, makan2, borak2, sampailah pukul 2.30pm. The guys main guitar hero. The kids buat hal sendiri. Milan punya seronok jumpa Yamin (Yasmeen) and Umar sampai tak nak makan satu apa pun. Nap pun tak nak. The mommies yang terguling2 nak tido.

** Milan sangat 'mintak puji". Tiba2 tadi tengah2 main dgn small jelly containers aunty Fadzilah, she counted from one to fourteen!!! Mommy pun terkejut!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tomorrow

Yay! Bingka labu dah siap. Nampak macam 'ada gaya'...tapi rasa tak tau. Tunggu sejuk baru boleh potong. Tak jadi buat kuih 'lenggang' (ketayap) sebab palm sugar jual kat Rachanee semalam banyak sangat. Nanti membazir je beli. The daddy nak buat apa nanti dgn gula tu. Last2 beli tauhu, besok pagi bangun awal sikit...buat tauhu bakar. Nak habiskan kuah sambal rojak.

Menu utama for tomorrow adalah nasi dagang ikan tongkol. Kata nya lah. Mengikut e-mail. Ingatkan nasi kerabu. Nak berangan dah nak makan solok lada.

Besok kalau dah potong and rasa, i will blog about the bingka k.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ramadhan Kareem

This weekend is gonna be the last weekend before the holy month of Ramadhan for the muslims.

During Ramadhan, some tv channels like ShowMovies, FoxMovies etc will be off the channels. The radio won't be playing fancy songs. Shops are not opened except at night. The dates are ripened.

Can't wait to go home....20 more days peeps!!!

Ikan keli pojaan hatiku...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Reminiscing yet planning

I was (in fact still am) reading an article on "The stages of labor" featured in Babycenter.

Then, the whole thing come back to me. The small talks during the 2-4cm dilation. Then, the intense pain until the final stage. How the doctor, the midwife, the nurse and dear husband cheered when the baby's head was out. My doctor words before the intensive pushing "ok, let's have a good cheerleading team here"...always in my mind.

I can't imagine how it will be with this 2nd one. Hubby will not be around, Mom might be busy with Milan. Maybe, just maybe (in case Milan wants nobody else but Mommy)...she will have to be in the hospital too when i deliver. Have to request for an extra bed, if she refuses to leave my side.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Breakfast Invitation

Just got a call from Umi. She is inviting us to a breakfast get together. Automatically, my mind starts to think what to bring over. It's not like a pot-luck kinda of thing but somehow i like to prepare something. Sedap ke tak sedap, takpe. Yang penting semangat nak memasak.

Honestly, i'm not that good in cooking. But i guess being here, and having a husband that goes home for lunch have taught me lots. Tak semua sedap. Cik Endun or Mommy Ethan tau lah i masak macam mana. Dulu2 kalau masak memasak memang 'tanggungjawab' Cik Endun / Mommy Ethan. I tolong beli barang kat pasar SS15 jer. Paling bagus pun i masak sayur. Kan..kan...Endun.

Another thing, i love to eat. And i like malaysian foods. If in Malaysia i wouldn't bother to try and make my own keropok lekor. Ye lah, pegi je pasar malam. And maybe being a fulltime housewife is one of the factors too. Sometimes, i just couldn't figure out what to do around the house. Especially when both of the daddy and Milan are taking their nap. Mula lah merayap kat dapur, bukak cabinet and tengok apa bahan2 yang ada.

Ok, panjang pulak cerita. Back to the breakfast get together, ingat nak buat bingka labu (sebab ada beli labu haritu). Labu untuk Milan sebenarnya. Tapi agak besar and nak simpan lama2 takut dah tak elok nanti. Tak pernah lagi buat bingka ni. And maybe kalau rajin, buat kuih ketayap sekali (sebab nak habiskan tepung sebelum balik KL). Yang ni pernah buat sekali. Plan je...tengok 'arah angin' macam mana malam hari Khamis tu nanti :P

It's OK

Just when i thought i'm in terrible situations, i'll say IT'S OK!

  • When Milan throws her tantrums, IT'S OK. I'll attend to her needs first. At least i know, she looks for me for comfort. That shows she loves her mommy. Anyways, there are 4 more months left for her to have that 'exclusive attention'
  • When i keep on wearing the same clothes, IT'S OK. At least, i have clothes to wear.
  • When the weather is too hot, IT'S OK. At least, i have a chance to go home and chill out with the a/c. The construction workers here only have the chance to sit under the dates tree during noon break.
  • When i feel burnt out with the house chores, IT'S OK. At least, i know i have a home and a family to look after.
  • When i don't earn any income on my own anymore, IT'S OK. At least, i don't have to stay on the street and beg.
  • When the pregnancy fatigue strikes me, IT'S OK. At least, i have the chances of having a baby.
The point is, i'm learning to be more thankful in my life. Be calm and try not to judge anyone in any circumstances. Before i whine about anything, i will try to think about others. They might be having bigger obstacles than i am. Though sometimes, i do spilled it out. An ordinary human, I am.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Price of Motherhood

Everything comes with a price. And it is no cheap!

The stretch marks are coming through!!! First child, hip area. Second child, tummy. I told the daddy, after the 4th one, my whole body is gonna be full with them!!! Cocoa butter? Bio Oil? Baby Oil? ... cooking and engine oil je i tak try lagi peeps...huhu.

Certainly no bikini for the next 10 years or so. Or worse still, no more bikini at all. Ye lah, after 10 years time, dah 45y.o...sesuwei ke nak berbikini lagi...LOL! Baiklah pakai sundress je, sepak2 pasir kat tepi pantai. Anak2 je lah pakai bikini. Bak kata seseorang "tak nak jadi hot mommy, nak jadi ibu mithali cukuplah" :). Peace!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Girl vs Boy

Yesterday, while watching Milan playing in the  park, me and the daddy were talking about issues back home. One thing leads to another. And it continues even until we were cooling down at home. 

I was expressing my worries (sort of) with our girls in the future. You know how people tends to say "jaga lembu sekandang lagi senang dari jaga anak perempuan seorang" and yet we have 2 girls. What if we are going to have all 4 of them girls? Well, we don't have any answer for that. All i can think of is that, i need to be a sport kind of mom (sporting...) if that were to happen. Be their friend, a good one. At least we have some slight ideas of what they have in their mind. Itu plan i la, for now. And i hope Milan and her sister can become kamceng since they are almost sebaya. So tak payahlah nak berliburan dekat luar sangat.

Don't get me wrong ya. I'm not complaining of having another girl. I'm more than happy. I am just planning and managing my ways of raising my kids. 

Even zaman sekarang pun, primary school je baru...dah ada account FB. Siap ada yang status "in a relationship". Ada yang tipu mak ayah. Nanti zaman anak2 perempuan i meningkat remaja, entahlah macam mana. If u think, "ala...lambat lagi". Think again...

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