Monday, September 29, 2014

4500++

Just got back from our 5th honeymoon. 2 weeks well spent with MNI :)

Rome
Pisa
Florence
Milan
Venice
Verona
Switzerland
Paris
London

and more than 4500 pictures to be sorted out. Kekonon nak tulis travelog; kalau aku mampu dan gigih. Phew.




Saturday, August 2, 2014

Salam perantau katanya

Oh my God oo my God ! Disebakan aku masuk opis makan gaji buta, keja melambak tapi malas so pura-pura takde keja pegi google nama sendiri. Sekali hamik kau keluar menatang ni. Hoih.

It was back in 2003. Masa anak dara muda remaja gittew. Tahun pertama di perantauan konon, tu macam nak gila hantar gambar masuk dalam salam perantau. Tak terpilih utk masuk sotkhabar hardcopy, dapat masuk utusan online pun jadi lah. Kahkahkha. Muka innocent pakau tudung bawal camtu tak boleh blah.

Pastu gila tamak taknak gambar ramai-ramai. Nanti muka jadi kecik tak nampak katanya. So amik gamba sorang-sorang depan bangunan university. Syahdu mmg lah tak terkata oi, gile kau beraya tanpa mak bapak. Itu untung jugak kawan-kawan pandai masak, merasalah jugak makan rendang pagi raya. Kalau tak, kau hadap lah coklat Tim Tam pagi pagi raya.

Kata org tua pengalaman tu mendewasakan kita ye dok. 4 tahun jugaklah tak balik raya ngan family. Masa final year kalau tak silap aku beraya dalam exam hall. Pakai baju ngerlip ngerlip sambil tunggu bas dan pegang nota nak amik final exam.Tiap tiap tahun mama akan pos kuih raya. Tapi bila aku bukak kotak, dia jadi serbuk kuih raya sebab mostly akan hancur. Yg ada rupa hanyalah kerepek kerepek made in Air Hitam Johor.

Aku tak boleh imagine nanti kalau anak-anak bujang aku dah tua bangka, dan tak beraya dgn aku. Especially kalao dah kawen and beraya rumah mertua. Ala la la acanne ni. Aku suh Aryan(s) kawen dgn anak jiran satu taman je lah, so boleh beraya dgn aku tiap-tiap tahun.


Nama dalam gamba kena hitamkan sebab tu ucapan special dedicated to ex-boifren ai. Kehkehke. Cinta jarak jauh la konon, rindu-rinduan ko tak dapat jumpa time raya. Layankan aje ok ;p



Friday, August 1, 2014

Raya 2014

Selamat Hari Raya all ! Aku dah start kerja dah semalam (Raya ke 4). Malas lah nak cuti lama-lama. Tekak dah tak boleh masuk lauk pauk raya. Rasa nak makan maggie pecah telur je skrang.

This year Raya celebration sangat lah sempoi tapi amat bermakna. Semuanya ala kadar and ada part yg langsung aku tak prepare apa-apa. Wasatiah katanya. Padahal rasa nyesal bnyk pembaziran tahun lepas akibat tak sedar diri beli itu beli ini.

Khalif discharged dari Prince Court tepat-tepat seminggu sebelum Raya. 8 hari aku berkampung kat PCMC sampai nak botak rasa kepala perasaan bosan ya ampum Tuhan saje yg tahu. ALhamdulillah Khalif dah sihat cuma doctor advice jgn bawak dia pegi jalan-jalan sgt and dont let people gomol-gomol dia sgt. Sebab immune system dia still low and senang kena sakit-sakit lain nanti. So now that answers knapa aku cuti Raya 3 hari sahaja (termasuk public holiday). Second reason is sebab aku kena save cuti utk honeymoon next month. Kalau tak save cuti, then aku kena amik unpaid leave. Aku takde hal nak unpaid leave utk 2 weeks, tapi MNI kena invest lebih belikan handbag kat Europe nanti. Ekeke.

First Raya was in JB. Sepatutnya tahun ini turn raya kat Melaka. Tapi sebab kami tak jadi cuti straight 1 week, MNI decided to raya in JB. (MNI yg decide bukan aku yg paksa raya umah mak aku). Ptg raya pertama trus shoot balik Melaka. Seblum sampai Melaka singgah dulu Batu Pahat. See, optimum sungguh raya kali ini. Walaupun cuti hanya 3 hari, aku dapat melawat semua keluarga terdekat di JB, Batu Pahat dan Melaka. Next year boleh buat perkara yg sama. Then balik KL cepat boleh terbongkang rehat tgk drama hari raya kat TV.

Raya kedua kami sempat buat kenduri doa selamat utk Khalif semnpena dia dah recover from denggi. Alhamdulillah dapat order nasi arab. Sebab anak tekak aku again dah tak boleh telan ketupat lemang segala. Cukuplah hari raya pertama tu dah meragau suh MNI cari Gaviscon.

Tema tahun ni royal blue. Aku tak tahu kaler ni in this year. Kalau aku tahu pasti aku tak amik kaler ni. Masa raya kat JB, 80% org aku jumpa suma pakai kaler ni. Memang semangat JDT luakan kuasamu. MNI asyik kutuk aku sebab asal jumpa org je, sama kaler. Siap same kaler dgn langsir lagi. Menyirap btul aku.

Pagi raya di rumah mama

The best family photo. Anak dah 2 ketul ni jgn harap lah nak gamba cantik-cantik. Lagilah si Aryan dah pandai berselfie, sibuk dia aje nak pegang monopod.

Sempoi je pagi raya. Tenang je makan ketupat rendang tak riuh sekampung

Lepas salam raya, shoot balik Batu Pahat jumpa atok. Bujang 3ketul dah tumbang kenyang ketupat. Tapi Aryan tak makan ketupat, nasib ada org bagi nasik tomato. 2 pinggan dia sental.

Rumah Mak Uda. Feeling raya di desa sangat. (Padehal rumah tepi jalan raya besar yg busy)

Indahnya beraya di desa...

Aryan ngan sedara (which aku tak tahu nak kata camne persaudaraan tu. Dah bau bancag kot)

Second Raya in Melaka (Khalif's doa selamat)

Selamat Hari Raya ! (Lupa bawak baju melayu extra utk Aryan. Terpaksa basuh baju melayu dia cepat2 and keringkan kat kipas)


Monday, July 14, 2014

Please pray for Khalif's speedy recovery


Khalif is down with demam denggi. Yes, you read me right. My only 4 months old baby is down with dengue. 

I never thought baby sekecil Khalif akan terkena virus ni. And I did not know where the nyamuk came from. Agaknya ikut org naik lift ke tingkat 9. And Khalif memang takde pergi mana-mana last week. Hanya kat rumah. Pelik.

Apa-apa pun aku redha. Banyak banyak berdoa and berusaha.

Please pray for Khalif's speedy recovery. And pray that he will be strong to fight the virus. So far platlet reading alredy dropped from 390 to 171. And today is only Day 3. Kata doctor normally it takes at least 7 days to recover from demam and drop in platlet ni.

And of course aku tak puasa. Sebab I have to breastfeed Khalif sekerap mungkin. Ada org kata makan sup ketam- aku dah makan. Ada yg kata minum air pucuk betik- pun aku dah minum. Pergh pahit bukan main. Tapi takpe that is part of usaha. There's no cure utk virus denggi. Kat hospital pun doctor hanya monitor and kawal demam. That's all. I am hopeful Khalif will stay strong and takde komplikasi lain yang akan terjadi. I know my lil boy is strong inside out. Amin.

Based on my reading, hari 1-4 mmg akan demam panas. Day 5 demam akan reda but it doesnt mean dah OK. Sebab masa demam reda tu la normally virus akan merebak dgn bnyk dalam badan and bacaan platlet can be so low. That is the critical period. Kalau body boleh lawan that critical period, inshaAllah everything will go well.

Please Khalif. Stay strong. Ya Allah, sembuhkanlah anakku Khalif Aryan. Berilah dia kekuatan. Aminn Ya Rabb.



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Recharged !









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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review : Kidz & Creme @ Setia Alam

Mmg tengah in sgt cafe ni tau. Maybe sebab Aaron Aziz yg punya. Kalau rakyat marhain yg punya mesti biasa biasa aje khen. Tapi aku mana bleh tahan bab bab makan ni. Lagi lah kalau pasal dessert. Takpe jom kita pegi rasa sendiri nutella tart yg diperkatakan ramai ni.

First impression when entering the cafe, mmg cosy lah. Sgt best utk chillax with kids sebab dia kids friendly. Kau boleh makan dgn tenang sambil kids ada activities lain nak buat mcm reading, jigsaw puzzle etc. They even have baking class for kids but of course with additional cost. For baking class which lasts for about an hour it will cost you RM45. If you take the combo which includes kids meals, the cost is RM50. Ok lah kan.

I had steak burger as main dish while MNI had Chicken Parmagiana. I kinda like the burger because they use croissant. Steak burger ada mushroom and cheese. Quite sedap but for my tekak it is a bit cheesy. Chicken Parmoagana dia pun sedap. The crumb sgt crunchy but again a bit too cheesy for me. Dah nama cafe pun kid and Creme khen. Eekke. For those yg cheese tolerance a bit high you must like the taste. And oh the fries sedap sebab they mix with sweet potatoes. Yummy.


We had chicken wings for appetizer. I think they can improve more sebab chicken wings depa mmg terkontang kanting. Similar to chicken wings yg aku goreng sambil pejam mata kt rumah. Ekeke. At least marinate lah with something tasty. Or paling simple pun serve with sos yg best ke. Ini cili sos pun aku yg mintak.


Air aku order Mocha Frappe. Ok lah rasa mcm Mocha. Duuhh. Haha. Eh they have this Monkey Mocha dlm menu. When. I asked ape kebenda ni, waiter tu buat gaya monkey. Ok tak kelakar. Rupanya mocha tu dia mixed with banana. I did not try lah sebab kang kalao x sedap aku ngamuk. Btw MNI had fresh orange. Expect dpt freshly made juice la. Tp sedih sebab dpt yg dlm bottle ready made daa. Pastu taste so so (MNI kata tak sedap) , for that price aku rasa they should improve more. Aku lupa plak apa brand juice tu. Mungkin brand tu mmg mahal ke i tak sure la plak. Tapi kalau aku, i would prefer freshly made juice lah.



This is the winning part! Mmg sedap Nutella Tart ni. And very generous portion. Makan 2 org just nice. Selalu mkn dessert aku kedekut nak share ngan MNI. But this one i dont mind sharing sebab mmg besar portion. X manis sgt and the cheesy taste tak muak sgt even mkn bnyk bnyk. Plus rasa nutella tu pergh mmg migrain aku mkn sedap punya pasal.



Ambient wise as i mentioned before mmg best. Kami laki bini makan chillax je Aryan g main pondok pondok. Ekekek. Pastu baca buku main jigsaw puzzle bagai. Mmg tenang dpt makan anak tak buat onar ats meja :)









Pada hari kejadian takde rezki jumpa Aaron Aziz. Hehe. Dia takde. But DiayanaHalik ada. Tapi aku segan nak mintak amik gamba. Kalau ngan Aaron Aziz aku tak segan lah. Sanggup. Aakakaka. Diyana tu friendly lah. Dia pegi setiap meja tanya customer ok ke tak semua. Aku ckp ok je lah. Padahal masa tu rasa tercekik sebab cheesy steak burger tu.

All in all ok lah tpt ni. In terms of price pun ok kot. Total damage utk 2 main dishes, 1 appetizer, 2 drinks and 1 dessert is RM97.

Ha dah apa lagi. Pegi la sana skrng makan Nutella Tart. Bye.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Old Mindset

Situation 1

A : Iskhh semangatnya anak ni... Brapa bulan dah ni? (You know that typical Qs when you balik kampung)
Me : 3 bulan setengah. Alhamdulillah.
A : Ni minum susu badan ye? Campur susu tepung lah kan?
Me : Minum susu badan je. Tak campur campur. Alhmdulillah.
A : Hishh. Susah lah macam tu. Orang nak menjaga pun susah.
Me : Tak leceh lah..saya dah siap siap label susu,org jaga cuma panaskan je.
A : Heei leceh leceh. Kalau saya yg kena jaga, memang surrender. Taknak lah.

(Fine, thats why aku sgt memilih and will ensure org jaga anak aku will cooperate utk manage my EBM. And so far takde masalah pun dari zaman Aryan dulu. Alhamdulillah semua boleh manage)

Situation 2
I was eating while babywearing Khalif in a ring sling.

B : Aik ni apa ni kain panjang-panjang.
Me : Kain nak gendong baby ni ( I thought 'gendong' is the most appropriate word to use with him instead of 'wearing' )
B : Eeii ni apa ni macam org Indonsia je gendong gendong.
Me : Ermm takpe. Janji baby selesa and saya boleh makan tak payah nak pass baby suruh org lain pegang.

(Ni baru aku pakai ring sling. Kalau aku pakai wrap entah macam mana la org kampung pandang. Somehow guna RS or wrap kat KL lagi comfy sebab takde org pun nak amik port kau macam Indonesian ke apa)

Kalau ikutkan hati aku ni, in both situations aku dah ringan mulut je nak bagi ceramah the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding & babywearing. But mind you both A and B ialah org-org veteran. So aku kena respect them and somehow adapt the mindset 'org lama selalunya betul'. Moreover they are my families. Kalau org lain kemungkinan besar aku dah ceramah dah. Lagipun kat kampung org dah cop aku seorang mommy yang so fussy about my kids. Ni tk boleh itu tak boleh. But dulu mereka kata 'ala anak first boleh lah macam tu. Tengok nanti bila anak dah 2'. Tapi now bila anak dah 2 i am still that fussy. Haha. Which means that is just me, bukan sebab dulu excited baru dapat anak first.

Lagi pun aku malas nak argue dgn org yg tak tahu. I'm not saying aku dah bnyk tahu (im just a newbie pun, but based on my experience yang baru ni i could tell the difference already). So I rest my case.

I am still learning on breastfeeding k. Had a chance to attend the talk ' breastfeeding while traveling (without the kids) by Farah Farhan the owner of Sarakids. I was so impressed with her effort of transporting her EBM while she was away overseas. Dulu masa time Aryan i was so lazy nak manage EBM while traveling. So what I did was pump & dump. (Pumping is still a must to ensure supply & demand masih ada when i got back).

So this time around we (read MNI and I) will try our best to manage and bring back the EBM during our vacations this year. Sounds tedious, but once you know the right techniques inshaAllah it is simply doable. Wish us luck !


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