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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009, Welcome...




Image by Google

See you all next year!! Ho..ho..ho..

I'm not going to make any new resolutions for next year. Its the same old, same old ones..everything must be better may it physically, mentally, spiritually, etcetra...

Some plan that we have laid out, we may try to execute it as much as we can. The rest, we will only pray and hope that Allah will help along the way,right?


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Year That Was...

Its just another day left for 2009!

To recap what 2009 has brought me so far..

ON MYSELF
I'm still trying hard to be a good mommy,wife, daughter and other roles as well, well this is subjective. More or less I have fallen onto the motherly duty conviniently..On my personal readings, I've exceeded the target that I've set on myself last year, so yeay!!
Health wise, I could not be more thankful than 'dipanjangkan umur' after the emergency appendicitis operation!


ON RELATIONSHIP
I'm thankful for everything. My Hubby, My Son, My Parents, Siblings, In-Laws, Uncles and Aunts and Friends all around the world.


ON WORLDLY POSSESIONS
Wahahaa macam ape je bunyinya..On this matter.. pretty much the same as the year before. The same house, the same car, oh with an addition with a small car. Other than that, I'm pretty much content with whatever I had.

ON SPIRITUAL
I admit, there's no drastic improvement. Maybe a little bit more patient, Alhamdulilah. I just pray, that should the time for me to go, let it be in the best possible way.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

End of the Year Retreat

Ok its time for Bukit Tinggi updates! More to pictorial updates lah..hehe..

We went there right after Jumaat prayers, the journey only took us about an hour.

THE HOTEL

Very french indeed..rasa mcm dok kat French village..Again we had the bed tester!!

THE WALKING AROUND

Nazif was afraid at first of the big bear!

On Friday, we just had a walk around the Colmar area. Compared to the last time we were here, the place was more lively and a little bit more happening. Maybe its because of Xmas and also school holidays. They got a few stalls of games which looked fun indeed, but we didn't try them. At night they had a dance show.


Muka budak kecik yg terpinga tgk dance show..

IN TOUCH WITH NATURE

On Saturday, we were geared for nature walk!



The Japanese Garden


Botanical Garden

 But we only went near the entrance where they had koi pond..we were totally drenched out. The cause? This little fella kept running up and down the hill..FENAT!!
(Luckily I ate quite a hearty breakfast that morning..)


Rabbit Farm

Lastly, after checked out we continue to the rabbit farm. Nazif was totally cool about touching the rabbit! Yeay! Right after rabbit farm,we went straight home! Nazif was asleep all the way..he's totally bonked out from the physical activities.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Nous étions de retour de Colmar..






Nazif said, "We were back from Colmar!!"
Mummy said, "Later aaa Mummy update, nak ambik feel dulu.."


Friday, December 25, 2009

Peraduan Gores dan Menang

I believed most of us must have came upon this type of contest. My two cents of it? Never trust them AT ALL.Especially when someone approached us somewhere in the parking or anyplace that matter, unless its a contest organized by recognized organization.


As I came upon this article yesteday, I remembered about one experience we encountered.

One hot afternoon, there's a sales person that went about our taman, from one house to another stating that they were organizing a 'Gores dan Menang Satu Juta'. Well, he came to our house and dunno why suddenly I'm so rajin to entertain this person, but just from inside my door, I never once invited him in..Cautious rite?

So, there I was gores and gores..and passed the paper to him when suddenly he got down on his feet, his face was an expression of awe, surprise and the likes..he went about like this..(please read in Chi*nes* slang..)

'Akak, akak sudah Menang SATU JUTA'
'Ini memang tidak pernah terjadi!'

Oh My Gosh! I was trying so hard to contain my laugh at the moment! He definitely was acting but of course not convincing!

Yeah, I didn't  fall into his trap. I just said,

'Oh ye ke? Takkan le takde orang menang lagi'
'Takpe lah kasik hadiah itu sama orang lain'

And he just left. SEE??


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Attention: Cutest Baby Of The Planet 2009!!



NAZIF IRFAN BIN MOHD NIZAM
born on 17 JUNE 2008

Kudos to the organizer, MomBloggersPlanet for organizing yet another contest, which I must say offers a very very tempting, deliciously, and salivating prizes for its contestants! Yeah my eyes were kinda bulging and I felt temptingly delirious, and dreamy when I saw this CUTEST BABY OF THE PLANET 2009 contest. Do visit the page to feast and drool your eyes on the prizes they offered. So to sum this up I just want to say,

Dear sweet organizer and judges,
Let's not ponder too much on my babbles,
Its the end of the year,
Just pick Nazif as the Winner!

We'' ll Gonna Have A Cold Holiday..

Yeay, tomorrow is a holiday!! Yippie yeay...

Oh by the way, Merry Christmas to those who will be celebrating the day.
We'll be traveling again tomorrow.. Last time its a beach gateway, but this time to highland getaway..!!

We will be here
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image from Google 


This is not me and hubby's first time here. We've been here when we were first married. But at that time we only went for a day trip. This time we decided to stay overnight at the resort. 

PS : Tak dapek White Christmas, dpt alala French style pun jadikla..ehehee


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mari Belajar Bersama Nazif..

Eh..eh..who's the teacher here? Nazif ke Mommy..? Please abaikan suara merdu ku itu..


video


That's Nazif favorite pictorial dictionary, its been divided into half already..perghh..actually there's another video, the continuation, but I letak satu ajelah..ehehe..

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Blues is Bad, but This is Madness!!

I thought I'm done with Monday blues this morning..

Today, I'm feeling feeling diva you..siap pakai kebaya mak datin..mind you this is my pre-pregnancy kebaya..(dlm ertikata lain I dah slim!!Wakakaka).

Tup..tup sampai opis, THE AIRCOND GOT PROBLEM!!

Pergghh..berasap mak cik Diva nih...
And guess what, its not yet settled!


Hot. Fuming. Baking. Sweating. And everything in between.


Wishes and Condolences..

  • Selamat Menyambut Tahun Baru Hijrah 1431, I hope its not too late to wish all Muslims for another new year.
  • Ah, yeah Malaysia won the football in SEA Games after 20 years. I hope it will not be another 20 years for another gold..hehehe, so Congratulations to the team.
  • The actress Brittany Murphy, was found dead of cardiac arrest! I remembered her from "Clueless" -- I heart this movie..AS IF..

Thursday, December 17, 2009

18 Months Young

Happy 18 months young Nazif!!



My boy has certainly grows up, by leaps and bounds!! And if Mummy were to measure you to this  BabyCenter, you are developing very well indeed.

Mummy couldn't be more proud of you dear..Alhamdulillah. for everything and finally his chicken pox is almost gone.

Ps: This morning, this boy buat drama swasta tak nak gi nursery..aiyaaa...I know babeh..you have been home for quite a long time.. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tittle : Fill in the Blank

I simply had no idea to babble whatsoever. Just feast your eyes on the picture..hahaha..


That's my current stock of Usana. I have started the Essentials and restock my Nutrimeal..

So, how's my journey so far?
Last week I have weigh myself..I've lost 1 kg! Yeay..for me ,1 kg is ok because looking at my BMI which is considerable ideal for me, I know its hard to loose the kilos. But glad to say that my tummy and butt has lost about 2 inches..yeay..dah kempis sikit la perutku..

So, if you feel like trying these products, please email me okeh?

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Weekend to Remember

We had a blast at PD! Altho this little boy of mine was not fully recovered, but we did enjoy ourselves!

We headed for PD on Saturday afternoon. Had our lunch there at one of the mamak's and then we checked ourselves into The Thistle Port Dickson.The hotel was great, I loved the interior and it is very kid's friendly. The swimming pool was great and Nazif had his first experience of dipping and swimming here.

The Hotel



Lots of greenery..very nice indeed..Nazif had fun running  around and I had fun chasing him around!

The Room




The bed tester ready, oh the room came with LCD TV and WiFi...but being on holiday mood, mak tak kose nak blog2 bagai ni kan..Oh the mattress adalah sgt best gitu..

The Activities

Nazif was terrified at the water at first sight..aiyaa...he just sat at the poolside and played with the water spray..tgk tu siap nak panjat keluar from pool lagik...hahaha..but after a while we managed to get him in the pool, yeay!!







 
At night, we went out for dinner at Nasreen Songkla Seafood. The food was not bad but the place was packed to the brimmed! Luckily the service was fast enough but Nazif was not very cooperative that night. So simply had to take turn to eat.

We checked out the beach the next morning.  Again just like at the swimming pool he was terrified. But luckily the waves were gentle enough..so slowly he warmed out to the water. Then we continued at the swimming pool again. Then its time to checked out!!

Overall, its nice to be away sometimes..it may not be an extravagant celebration for our wedding anniversary,but I certainly felt so. Thank you hubby for being the great YOU.

Happy Anniversary To US!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bercanda Di Tepian Pantai

We were off to Port  Dickson for the anniversary celebration!!Yeehaaa...Oh..its been quite a long time since Langkawi that we were finally off for a mini getaway.

Oh, I really hope the weather would be sunny! Insya-Allah I'll be back with the updates.

Friday, December 11, 2009

When My Toddler Speaks..

Hehe..he's not really into speaking the full sentences yet, of course lah. But the words kept increasing in daily basis.
These are some of the words that are frequently being used by Nazif so far:

cat
dog
bear
bit (rabbit)
tow (cow)
duck
habish (habis)
atas
tar(car)
toe( moto)
bus
ball
book
kok (songkok)
air (refers to cup and air itself), but now its ayaq..hahaha..Kedah slang habih!
anya ( cap/topi..its a long story how this word came about)
book
jatuh
atit (sakit)
tatak (kakak, or any other person)
tutu ( bottled milk)
bubu  ( mummy's milk which should be taken in laying position)
bukak, tutup
gatai (itchy..he got this word during the chicken pox time)
nyanyam ( eat)

Those were the words that he uttered which mostly are very fluent and yes I can't help there are some baby talk like bubu, nyanyam..sbb there are cute.For his age so far I think he's doing quite well..There were other words as well but not being used regularly..hehehe..



Thursday, December 10, 2009

What's the Relation of Daun Semambu and Chicken Pox?

The last time when I got chicken pox which was 20 years ago (perghh dua dekad lamanya), I remembered my mom went to search for  'Daun Semambu'  (couldn't find the term in English)..and the easiest way to find it is usually in Indian household. The leaves would be used as pelapik tidur, soap and of course scratching instrument, hehehe..my sister used to play the 'Dayang' role when she used the leaf to scratch me..alala kipas gitu..



And since my boy had  chicken pox I tried looking for it, but  its too hard! And my housing area 90% of it are Malays..so mana nak tanam2 daun semambu ni kan..So my baby only took the prescription by the doctor. And I'm not sure about one thing, some say don't bathe the patient, is it true? I dah selamat mandikan Nazif berderu2 since day one he caught the disease.

Oh wait, still tak menjawap soalan dia atas..why the daun semambu?
According to this article, the leaves have anti bacterial and anti-carsinogenic characteristic which helps to reduce toxic in the bloodstream.And it got other benefits too which you can read more from the article.

Ohh..camtu rupanya..now I know...


 PS: I just found out that he scientific name for this leave is Azadirachta Indica



Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Update on the Sick Boy

My boy has not yet recovered. Today its daddy's turn at home...Huahahahahaaa..but right now I'm missing  the little muchkin already.

So far, he's such a good boy during day time even with spots all over his body. Altho sometimes he got cranky when he's sleepy. I know he will be such a darling with his daddy today. But at night time, his itchiness was extreme! He cried in his sleep, it was such a sorry sight, but what to do...apply ajelah calamine lotion.

Oh Nazif, please get well soon  dear. Let's get better by the time Mummy and Daddy  punya anniversary ok?


Monday, December 07, 2009

Sick boy


Nazif got chicken pox! So mummy had to stay home. Pity him, itching all over but thankfully not really cranky,yet.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Mixed Mode...

Firstly,  I'm trying to change my blog header...not very creative  lah I tell you....but nvm, I'll keep trying..heheh

Secondly, regarding my journey to burn fats..so far so good..I have yet to weigh myself..hehe..!! The first day on Nutrimeal, I got a little bit of headache and wind inside my body.  But on the second day, I'm back to normal..hehe..my tummy is getting used to just eating Nutrimeal for breakfast and dinner now..in between I did snack but with fruits or muesli bar/biscuits. The first rule of healthy diet is, NEVER STARVED YOURSELF..and yes, I snacked and drank a lot of water..

And I've tried to force my self in doing exercises. I've managed once to do a walking workout..tp halfway ada budak kicik dah panggil mummy!! How meh?

By the way, I've joined USANA to get member's price. Yee hee! So if you would like to order ( after you've done your research), please feel free to email me at azurai317[at]gmail[dot]com.


Thursday, December 03, 2009

Geek Mode : Have you ever Wonder?

I'm sure most of us watched the last episode of Nur Kasih last week.
Yeah, so far it is said as the highest rating drama for this year. In yesterday's paper TV3 said about 4.7 million people watched the last episode and about 1-2 million watched the re-runs.

So, the question that crossed my mind, how do they figure this out? TV broadcasting is different from the internet. For internet, we could count based on the number of IPs..

What else, Google lah !!
And it got me to this site HowStuffWorks.com.

And excerpt from the site:



Nielsen uses a technique called statistical sampling to rate the shows -- the same technique that pollsters use to predict the outcome of elections. Nielsen creates a "sample audience" and then counts how many in that audience view each program. Nielsen then extrapolates from the sample and estimates the number of viewers in the entire population watching the show. That's a simple way of explaining what is a complicated, extensive process. Nielsen relies mainly on information collected from TV set meters that it installs, and then combines this information with huge databases of the programs that appear on each TV station and cable channel.


I'm sure the tv station used almost the same method. You can basically search for anything that you need to know how other things work.


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

And the Journey Begins!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to  do a simple  body checkup and body fat analysis at the office.

My reading for body fats was HIGH! I told you!  It was 33.2%..hehehe...the normal range should be around 20-29.9%. Such a difference!!

And coincidently macam tau-tau jugak, the parcel that I have been waiting arrived yesterday too! So it means I could start straight away! Yeay!!

Yer, I dah terjebak dgn U to the S-A-N-A!


Note to dear Hubby: Please support bini abg ni yer dgn tidak makan malam yg lazat bersama-sama yer. .Ape kata abg pun minum Nutrimeal mcm saya? Then we jog-jog or aerobic together-gether?

*Baru lah I slim, you mmg dah slim*.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A Month of Love *Hugs*

December is my month of LOVE..(Gedik mode!)

 In two weeks time, well be celebrating our Seventh Wedding Anniversary!

S-E-V-E-N I tell you! Why? Tak percaya?

Me myself can't believe it. People said the first five years of marriage is the period of adjustment and involved many kinds of trials. I guess its true. The biggest trial in our marriage was definitely to become pregnant! Well there are other things too, but that's the major one lah for me and hubby.


To recap of things that we did for the last six years of our anniversary..as far as my memory can recall:

1 st Year - 2003 : We did a makeover for our bedroom.
2nd Year - 2004 : We did a garden make over. But the garden doesn't last that long. We are no green hands I tell you!
3rd Year - 2005 : Emm..just went for a date. We were saving for our new house at that time. So that's just it.
4th Year - 2006 : I think same as the year before. Oh but I got a designer handbag from hubby. So yeay!
5th Year - 2007 : We were not together at that time. Hubby was away in Bangkok! But I got the best gift ever! I was pregnant!
6th Year - 2008 : Lunch date at Restoran Seri Angkasa, Menara KL! Just the two us. Hehehe..felt like lovey-dovey couple! Our gift, our six month old son at that time which was left at the babysitter!

Yeah, our celebration were simple and not that romantic..ekeke..but that's how I like it.

So what do we plan to do for this anniversary?
Its for me to know and for you to find out..later..hehehe..



Monday, November 30, 2009

Back from the Holiday..

We were back from Seremban yesterday. And we took quite a long route to escape traffic jams on the PLUS highway..


One of Nazif's Tunggangan, for his last year's Aqiqah..Posing baek punya!

As usual, it was an eating festival..hahahaha..and there goes to the dustbin my attempt to diet! And too many  meat for the dishes...dah Raya Korban kan..I think I'll pass all type of meat and chicken this week..I'm waiting for my parcel to arrive in a few days time, and after that its a serious time to burn the fats!!

Ah..time truly flies don't you think? Tomorrow its already December.

Whats' Your Child Eating Habit?

I am one lucky  Mummy when it comes to  my son's eating habit. Nazif I would say, not a picky eater. He's the one  that  PANTANG  jumpa makanan! Its always 'Nak, Nak, Nak' or 'Yum, Yum, Yum' when he saw food.

So of course as the Mummy, I definitely have to monitor his food intake. So far, his growth and weight are normal and according to the statistics. But sometimes, I can't help it, I became worried when he's always Nak, nak, nak. Yah, I'm worried when my son got the appetite when on the side some Mummies are worried that their children did not want to eat!

That's because if Nazif ate a lot, he tend to drink less of his milk. Which in my opinion, is still important for his well being. I don't want to stretch his tummy which maybe in later time could lead him to obesity. But so far, he's active nonetheless and I hope he continued being so.

We got one niece ( cousin to hubby's daughter) which I could term as an obese child and she's just 4 yrs old. She's got an extreme appetite, 2 or 3 helpings at one go. Of course people seeing her eating got excited, 'Wah pandai makan' and all that. But..here's the but. She's overweight, and her feet even got cracked due to the body weight. Sometimes she even crawled because her feet ached. Isn't that pity? And the latest, her leg got broken after some not-rough play with her sister, because she's unable to balance herself.

And my auntie even told some stories of children that contacted diabetes at the age of 3 years old. Can you believe it? Doesn't this alarmed you?

So, what do you think? Should I curb my son's appetite? Gave him only when necessary and don't just follow his request?



Friday, November 27, 2009

Wishes and Reminder from Nazif


Hello Aunties and Uncles!
Mummy asked me to convey her wishes,

Selamat Hari Raya Haji fom Nazif, Mummy and Daddy!

and a reminder
Malam ni episod akhir Nur Kasih!! Tengok jgn tak tengok!



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Is this for Real?? Factory Outlets in Malaysia?

Good news to the shopaholics!!

Gedung barang berjenama terbesar Asia Tenggara di Iskandar Malaysia

NEW YORK 24 Nov. – Malaysia akan mempunyai rangkaian gedung membeli-belah barangan jenama (factory outlet) terbesar di Asia Tenggara di Iskandar Malaysia yang menawarkan harga rendah pada pertengahan 2011.
Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata, gedung membeli-belah itu dijadual dibina Februari depan hasil kerjasama Genting Berhad dan Chelsea Property Group dengan sasaran kunjungan empat juta orang setahun.
Menurutnya, rangkaian gedung membeli-belah itu menawarkan harga 25 hingga 60 peratus lebih rendah berbanding kedai biasa.
“Saya gembira Malaysia dipilih. Selain menarik pelancong, perusahaan kecil dan sederhana tempatan seperti industri batik, pakaian, makanan dan hiburan boleh terlibat. Kita juga mahu promosikan produk tempatan,” katanya kepada wartawan Malaysia di sini hari ini.
Terdahulu Najib yang dalam rangka lawatan perdagangan ke Amerika Syarikat (AS) mengadakan pertemuan dengan Pengerusi Genting, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Chelsea Porperty Group, John Klein dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif CIMB, Datuk Seri Nazir Tun Razak.
Pada masa ini, Chelsea mengendalikan 387 gedung membeli-belah meliputi kawasan selatan Amerika, Eropah dan di Tokyo serta Korea Selatan. Di New York, gudang membeli-belah milik Chelsea, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets mempunyai 220 kedai barangan jenama.
Ia menawarkan koleksi barangan jenama seperti Adidas, Banana Republic, Burberry, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Zegna, Max Mara, Gap, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo dan Timberland.
Chelsea dan Genting telah menandatangani kerjasama ini pada Januari tahun lalu dengan jangkaan pelaburan sebanyak RM158 juta. – utusan
 No need to go jauh2 maa after this! But hopefully the price would be cheap as well lah..not just gedegang je lebih!


Laughter..definitely the Best Medicine!

After the feeling down-syndrome entry, let me put a smile on my face with this video..Son and Daddy bonding time..

video

When I'm feeling blue,
All I have to do,
Is take a look at you..


Monday, November 23, 2009

Kesian Anak Mummy, Part Two

Last weekend hold some major events for Nazif and me as Mommy..

Not the good ones you know..

First, Nazif for the first time ever fell off the bed. He was jumping happily when suddenly..wosh! Kebabom! Luckily, it was not that hard because there was a carpet and a pillow, but still he cried quite hard. Mostly due to shocked I guess..Told you it was in a blink of an eye..one time I was watching him, then I turned to switch on the fan, and when I turned back, he already fell.

Secondly, in the car. This one we can't really say how it happened. I was in a shop at that time. His finger got stuck somewhere but there's an evidence of being 'tersepit'. He cried when he got it, but we thought because he wanted to follow me then..He cried very2 hard while saying 'Atit, atit'...

Thirdly, during my SIL engagement. We were in the bride's room. I was holding his hand when he suddenly pulled my hand and somehow got slipped and his head got knocked at the wardrobe. He cried of course and saying 'Atit,atit'...I didn't realized at first that there was blood..but then my biras told me there's blood trace on my mouth and my tudung --very small portion but enough to make me feel alarmed! Double checked his head and of course there's a small cut. Put some ointment, and Alhamdulillah it stopped bleeding but there's one benjol of course.

Its all part of growing up they say, but I certainly need to be more alert..am I a bad Mummy? Huhu...



Friday, November 20, 2009

Out of Town..

Again for the third week in a row. This weekend SIL is getting engaged.

Next week is Raya Haji kan? So it will be another week we shall not be at home during weekend!

Our house?
Toksah cakapla...sikit lagi mcm nak pecah ke laut..Plus its raining season some more which makes the laundry basket(S) are piling up..up..and away. Clothes were everywhere in the house..dah jadik kedai dobi..

But the best part during this rainy season is sleeping time..syok ooo..SEJUKKK!!



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

There's No Easy Way

To reduce your body FATS!!

I know I should do more exercise,

I know I should monitor my food intake,

BUT..there's always BUT, huh?

Maybe its time to try Usana or anything else...but whatever it is the most important thing is the DISCIPLINE! And I am certainly weak when it comes to food discipline..HELP!




Tuesday, November 17, 2009

17 Months Young!



My dearest son Nazif,

You are 17 months on 17 today! Mummy and daddy are truly thankful that we've been in this journey this far. You've grown so much dear, acting like a grown up each day. You've understood what we said, don't you?

You are such a parrot-like nowadays. Every words that we said to you, you are sure to repeat in your cute little ways. You've known cars sounds 'vroom', cow sounds 'moo', cat and tiger sounds 'meow' and duck sounds 'twek' (his version..hehehe) and many more. You said 'aceh' when you passed things or received things from people..

Everytime we came back from nursery, you'll definitely asked for your 'tek' in the cars. You got excited when you saw lorries on the road and point them as 'cars'..When we arrived, you straight away went to your study table and asked us to open your book to the page 'Mosque'. You said 'Allahuakbar' when you saw the image of people wearing songkok and said 'kok'. Then, its time for your dvd time. You would get to the drawer, and took out the cd/dvd and asked us to play for you. Your favourite cd so far is the Animal cd.

I can't really jot down all about you for there are many. You play like other kids, you throw tantrums sometimes especially during diaper changing ( we had to chase you around) and you eat like adults, hehehe..Oh another thing to remember, you know how to make 'Geram' and 'Comel' expressions..

Love: Mummy & Daddy