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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Aaron Firdaus Campbell is here in Malaysia

Aaron who is now almost 8 month-old weighing around 10.5 kg. That's pretty heavy for such a young baby. His energy is unexpectedly strong. If you have to hold him like Hubby did in the above picture, you have to be alert most of the time. He might lunged forward all in a sudden without you expecting it. 

All family members spoke to him in Bahasa Malaysia as we would like him to be exposed to his mummy's mother tongue. So far, I guess he understood our gestures and chit chat. 

Urgghhh...u r sooooo heavy

This picture was taken right before he was put in his 'buaian'....we made a ceremony for Perak we call it 'Majlis Tarik Buai' which is totally different with Terengganu's 'Majlis cukur pala a.k.a Majlis Cukur Kepala.' Different name but the same old tradition. 

Say KAKI!!

We are cousins 

The ceremony went well, alhamdulillah. Poor Aaron, he was all dressed up in a cute Baju Melayu but later he ended up wearing nothing other than his diaper due to hot weather.

 I had to hold a small fan to cool him off

Aaron was all smiling at Opah

 Aaron and his mummy

Welcome to Malaysia Aaron!! I believe there would be days in the future when you are much older, you would find it more interesting and happening to be back to your mummy's motherland.

P/S: If you are reading this entry Uncle Mike, we can't wait to meet you in person next year!! If god willing!

Future Successful Businesswomen

Since almost everyone today runs online businesses, my partner in crime and I had decided to do the same. We thought of the idea over a week and walla..... the name chosen for our lil business is 'Schanista House'. Our very first product items are baju kurungs made and designed by the De' Alfa boutique.
This one taken at the Residence's Cafe

I invested some money and we later created a page in the facebook. Whoever feels interested to find out more about the items on sale go GOOGLE it.

My share partner lives in Kuantan and to make it easy for us to meet, Cherating has been chosen as the most appropriate place for a business meeting.

Though our business is considered small, the desire to expand it to the next level is larger than our pocket money uols. hehe...

Alhamdulillah, the meeting went well. Before departed, we sneaked into Tanjung Inn, Cherating for our very own crazy photoshoot session.

The entrance of the Tanjung Inn




Sunday, October 14, 2012


It was the day.
The day I have been waiting for since 2008.

I was alone.
But I didn't care.
I was there to celebrate.

I plastered a smile on my face.
I talked with people who stood next to me.
I just couldn't believe it.
I was alone.
But it didn't stir my feelings even a bit. 

If the old me saw this,
She might steal a glance.

I felt carefree.
That's all that matter my dear friend. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Life in the past 2 and +++ years

The moment I decided to further my Master in TESL, life has changed completely ever since. Continuous assignments ~ piles and piles of unfinished workload ~ time management failed ~ less of entertainment ~ successfully maintain the eye bags ~ communication broke down~ and the list goes on and on!

I was like pulling my hair most of the time due to stress. Not only that my time spent with family and friends were limited but I had lack of sleep and rest. Plus, traveling at such distance from Perak to Bangi every single week without fail totally got on my nerve. Thank god that back then I had my used to be Boyfriend a.k.a Hubby lived in Subang. The desire to see him had driven me on course. I never skipped classes (well almost). :p

Unlike some brilliant and I must say lucky students, I had no scholarship. I used my own money for the traveling and study fees. So just imagine how I felt everytime the money drained out uncontrollably before the end of every month. It was totally SUCK!!

Well, I went with the flow. Semester after semester, I was able to stay motivated to complete my Master. I guess I have cried more than a thousand times. Nobody really understood what I had gone through in the past few years.

Now, everything has started to pay off. I'm glad that I dared enough to challenge myself up to this point. The end of this October 2012, I would be attending my second convocation!! Yeahhh!! I could say that it is going to be one of my best moments in life!

Thank you Hubby for always being there for me!! Thank you Mak and Abah for believe in me!! Thank you kakak for your never ending moral support. Thank you lil bro for your inspiration. Thank you aunts and uncles for your hospitality and support. I would not have any other place to go if you guys didn't allow me to sleepover at your houses. Thanks for everything!! 

Now I AM FREE!!! Really hope that PHD cert will be in my hands soon. I'm still waiting for the opportunity to chase after it. Insyallah. May the force be with me.

Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hills

Such a breathtaking view! This is the place where I brought Hubby for our second honeymoon. Last year he took me to Italy while he was having a two-week course. This year I had him tagged along while I was having my 4-day course. Sounds fair enough? haha..Not really I guess. Well... I couldn't afford to spend lotsa money in France but a French-themed village and hotel are far better than not going anywhere. Don't you agree?

On the second day, I took the opportunity to pay the Japanese Village a visit. I was so eager to wear a Kimono with my colleague, Siti Syaziani that I didn't want to go elsewhere. Although we arrived quite late, the Chinese lady who worked at the Japanese house didn't shoo us away.

[The truth is, she was about to close the house before she gave in to our beg] tsk-tsk-tsk

Look at the pic below. It was taken outside of the Japanese house. FYI, if it is considered normal to walk around in public places by wearing such cloth here in Malaysia, I would have worn it long long time ago. It is a good way to hide my spare tyres and love handles. hehe.

Playing hide and seek. :p 

 Konni Chi wa!!


My last day in Colmar Tropicale was spent on snapping pics with my new friends. 

 We were glad that we accepted the offer to attend the course. The hotel room is fine and the foods are tasty.

Hopefully in the near future, I would bring my family members to this place. How about you?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back to Basic

Today, I accidentally left my mobile phone back at home. Lost connection to the world (my world) for a while. Guess, I would totally freak out if I were still single. Why? Not being able to SMS or even call my significant other is a big NO NO NO! But things have changed now. I know that he would be doing just fine. Getting hitched has placed me in a peaceful state of mind. I know that towards the end of the day, I would either greet him at the front door or he would do that to me. Believe it or not...I even switched off my Hp while he was away to Italy and USA before. I am aware that no one would call me frequently as he does. What about my parents? Well, my mom loves to hear from me. She shares a lot of stories with me but nothing urgent. As long as I stay connected to the Internet, the absence of my Hp did not, does not and will not spoil my mood. What say you?  

This was me during the past 7 years

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Leading to a New Life Direction

I dared myself to quit from my former job. Spent nearly a month at home as a full-time domestic engineer @ housewife. Next week, I will report duty at a university college. I was offered as a contract lecturer for a year and perhaps will be granted with a permanent status afterward.
Hope this time everything will be better. Insyallah.

My Second Trip to Sabah

First time travelling alone

I am here in Sabah since last 4th of July 2012. I am paying my sister a visit. She has just delivered a baby boy a week ago. Since this is my second trip to Sabah and my big sis is still in a confinement, I didn't go to many places. Nevertheless, I did stop by at one of the interesting places in Tamparuli. Below are some snapshots taken at the scene (Rumah Terbalik, Tamparuli).

The entrance fee is RM10 but I got a free pass :p.
FYI everything inside the house is placed upside down.

                                                          One of the attractions

My big sis's new house is only a few distance away from this place. I am leaving Sabah tomorrow evening. Most probably next time, I would bring Hubby here as well. Insyallah. :p

Introducing My Newborn Nephew

Name : Muhamad Rayqal Wafiyy

Weight: 3.5 KG

Height: 50CM

Date of Birth: 30th of June 2012 (Saturday)

                                                                              Day 4

Day 11

I am really happy to welcome him into the family. Now our family is getting bigger. \(^0^)/

What You Didn't Know

          Have you ever once in your life felt like you want to strangle a person until he or she let out a bloodcurdling scream? Well, if you ask me, I always feel like doing it ..big time i'm telling you. Sounds evil huh? Being married for a year yet with no baby in my arms has made me an even more sensitive person. It would be such a lie if I tell you that I had done nothing to change the situation.

         So far, I had undergone a few massage treaments which were on the same purpose but in different ways. The question whether they may or may not work is left at the back of my mind. I know that Allah will hear my prayers and just having that faith turns me into a fighter. Let me share a few input regarding the treatments.

#1 Having the thought that there might be something wrong with my body, I went to see a village midwife in Hubby's hometown accompanied by my MIL. The midwife checked my stomach with her hands and informed me that I got a really strong 'senggugut' aka stomach pain that affect my chances to get pregnant. Later she massaged my stomach softly accompanied with some doas and it was only for a while. I went back feeling unsatisfied. A few weeks later, i met her once more and she said that my heartbeat was kind of weak. Most probably I already got 'something' in my womb. She warned me not to consume any medicines if I were to fall sick, afraid that I might lost that 'something'.

I did fall sick a week later with a severe sore-throat, heavily running nose that almost suffocated me, nonstop coughing and high body temperature. No matter how suffer I was, not even a pill successfully slipped down into my throat. I was determined to get healthy without consuming any medicines. Next, my expected menstrual period did not come as usual. Hubby and I were so overexcited that I carried out not only one home pregnancy test but two to check my well being. Both results were negative. I couldn't describe how we felt that day. Tears!!!

#2 My SIL was just giving birth and we decided to pay a visit. She had her midwife came over to the house for her massage treatment. I joined her afterward. This time the midwife did a real massage. What I meant real is that she actually massaged me from head to toe. This particular midwife stated that it was hard for me to get pregnant because my uterus was rather high. Huh?! Okay... Somehow I felt relieved being assured that my health was not the issue at all. The midwife asked me to get another massage from her in the future because normally one is not enough. Well, that was our first and last meeting, indeed. :p

#3 Seeing my colleague who experienced the same thing like me ended up pregnant after getting a massage treatment from a midwife in Kemaman, I decided to meet the same midwife too. Unexpectedly, there was a lil miscommunication and i ended up meeting a different midwife instead. The midwife requested me to come three times in a row. For each treatment, i need to pay RM50. She told that my organs were quite tense. I need to have my body massaged constantly to loosen 'em up. With this midwife, it is preferable for you to come and see her on your first day of menstrual period. I am not sure of the reasons. My body ached all over for a week.

#4 Last week I went to a place in Kota Kinabalu. It is a place where people have problems with their bones. The 'tabib' aka doctor is from Taiwan. I went there with my mom and BIL.  My sister had a problem with one of her feet before. After the doctor treated her, now she is able to walk again like any normal people without feeling any pain. Alhamdulillah. I came to see the doctor with a feeling that my bones were in a good position. Surprisingly, after the doctor and his wife checked my backbone, I was told that my pelvis bones were not aligned. (FYI, I had had the experience of falling and rolling hard on the road while riding my scooter at a high speed).The doctor who has limited English vocabulary, showed me a picture of bones and said "No MOTHER" while pointing to an image of pelvis bones. He meant that if my pelvis bones stay untreated, i will not become a mother for ever and ever!! A wave of sadness washed over me. Later I undergone a treatment done by his son. My legs were stretched and his son hit my back really hard. Gosh! I never came back after the first treatment. Deep down inside, i really hope that this time it really works.

         Frankly saying, to become a mother, one has to experience many difficulties in life. I accept this reality with an open heart and mind. Ya Allah, please make me stronger. I will not giving up hope. I believe that good things will happen in my life. It is only a matter of time.

•► “... ALLAH is the Best of Planners!” [Ali-Imraan (3):54] ♥

•► “... and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” [Al-Baqarah (2):216] ♥

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dating Mood

      All prepared for my date with Hubby and my colleagues. ... well, double and tripple dates with the colleagues to watch Avengers last week. While waiting for Hubby who just got back from work to get ready, I snapped a few photos of myself to kill the time. Guess what?? The moment he saw me, he insisted that I change my outfit and shawl altogether. Spoiled!! Arrrghhhh!! He is always wrong right (rolling my eyes). My dating mood was blown away!!

Colleagues Cartoon Portraits

                                                                                                             ~Sugar LipS


             ~Pok CheK~
                                                                     ~Chie Iqa~
      ~JeMi a.k.a Mak Jemah~

~ AyuB~


                                             ~Linda Martopo~

~Aima A.k.a MeliSsa Saila~

                                                                                                         ~Nasa a.k.a Sudin~

Saturday, April 21, 2012

D.I.Y - Engagement Dress

I am no expert in sewing but my Mom does. Instead of spending way too much money to hire any tailor, I'd rather let my mom sew my own engagement dress.

 If you are good at sewing yourself and want to don my chosen style and design, you may need some of the materials shown in the picture below.  

1. French lace (I had it bought from Bandung)
2. Nett cloth (kinda rough)
3. Chiffon
4. Bridal satin
5. Cotton
6. Plastic strap (for the corset)