December 30, 2014

2014 has come to an end..

Assalammualaikum. Hi.

So. For the past few weeks, I've been trying to change my way of writing. Hiding the inner feelings by capturing the beauty of my daily life ONLY! Yes, they are all true stories, but I'm writing them halfheartedly.

In less than 48 hours, 2014 will shut its door and new door will open in 2015. I wish for there are opportunities for me to achieve more in life and hereafter. To recap, 2014 has been a wonderful year for me. 

Main highlight for the year is the arrival of Aisha Amani on 9th September. Subhanallah. Her arrival into this world is indescribable, it is beyond everything. Experiencing for the second time of the long hours of agonizing pain and the anxiety, it felt like I was dying. 

But the moment she was put on my chest, it brought back my mind to the day Irfan was put on my chest. They looked exactly the same! And the next second, tears gushed out. Another child of ours was born. Yes, they were tears of happiness. Sounds cliche, but it was reality. 

Alhamdulillah. She is healthy, active and her growing development is by far a step sooner than average baby {according to the Baby's First Year book}. Don't get too worried new mommies, babies are different, they are a step ahead or a step backward differently. 

For now, I don't put too much hope on her to be the guardian angel of Irfan. She definitely will have her own life, her journey will be different. She is born in the gen-alpha baby, the way she thinks and what she wants in her life will be different. 

But there is always one thing that I want from her. I just want her to have a heart for her brother, loving him as much as we love him or even more. I want her to wake up every morning with a smile, quickly run to her brother and kiss him lovingly, hug him gently and play with him patiently. 

As for Irfan, he is slowly growing, but he is progressing. He has taught us so much about patience {sabr}, love and because of him al-Quran and its translation has become one of our best friends. He loves to hear the recitation of al-Quran, he will stare at the beautiful calligraphy of al-Quran until I end my recitation. Truthfully, the feeling is beyond happiness. I can see and experience myself how a children from heaven responds to al-Quran. Subhanallah!

Yes. There are times when my patience is tested up to the level I myself can't think I can handle. Especially during his eating time. He refuses all kind of food or even milk. The time taken to feed him for breakfast, lunch and dinner sometimes takes almost an hour. And most of the time he will be crying, with some of it will be the loudest he can be. Because of that, we don't get comfortable to feed him in front of people, otherwise they will become the loyal audience and judging us of being abusive to our own son. Sigh!

Second thing that he hates most and with no doubt will bring about his screaming is when we put him down and run somewhere around the house to get things. Because, he just don't like to lie down and he always wanted to be held, carried or sit with someone. So, there goes our patience being tested. 

Therefore, taking care of him is not as easy as saying it or reading it through others’ experience or doctors’ advise. We really need others to understand and at least have a heart for him. He needs to be fed on time, drink on time and sleep on time. Without proper time management, his tantrum will greet us with no mercy. 

That is always the main reason why we usually don't have a lunch meeting with friends outside, will not able to attend wedding invitations according to the time stipulated and such. Because we have to ensure his needs are catered first! Alhamdulillah, after 2 years, we are now the expert of managing our time, and we have become more mobile than a year before.

Anyway, my 365 days of life in 2014 will not be as wonderful, complex and full of excitement without my husband by my side. I can't thank you enough sayang. What you have done throughout the year is beyond patience, love, care and one I can't live without is your endless support. I know I've been telling this billion times, but I want to tell you again today that I'm so lucky to have you in my life, thank you for being here by my side through hard times and good times. I love you!

To my family especially, my mom & dad, I can't thank you enough. I am so thankful for having you as my parents. For everything you have done is again, beyond everything. I love you and I am sorry for not being a perfect daughter for you. I love you too!

To friends, {you know who you are}, thank you for your understanding, your support and love. I'm sorry for everything or anything I've done wrong, it's either I realized it or not. Thank you for a great year we had together in 2014. 

So, I'm about to end my long post in 2014 and saying hello to 2015. 

Bring it on!!

December 15, 2014

Experiencing brunch @ Wondermilk Damansara..

Assalammualaikum.

Food hunting is one of my favourite activities, especially on weekends. But since I'm married and now a mommy, I'll do it only when I reallllyyyy have nothing to do on weekends.

So, last weekend, Alhamdulillah, we had the chance to go to one of the most popular cupcakes food shop, Wondermilk Cafe @ Damansara. 

No.41, Jalan SS 21/1A,
Damansara Utama, 
47400 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor


Tel : 03-7725 8930
Fax : 03-77289931
Shop Hours : 9.00 am - 10.00 pm

Errmm.. In overall, I actually like the ambiance but in terms of food, I would say.. 'ok..ok..' Sesuai untuk breakfast atau brunch tapi bukan untuk heavy lunch. I get hungry again when I reach home. Haha! 
Menu
So, I had Chicken Grilled Burger (above left), and husband ordered Zombie burger (below left). Burgers, both are nice in taste, and we love it. While for the cupcake, for us Rocky Road is not going to be our favourite. Taste is nice, but I don't like the texture. But, still.. Worth the price.
As you can see above, THIS you MUST try. Haha! Seriously, they taste really good. The Vanilla Wondermilk have that milky-sweet taste. So nice! And for the Kopi Cap Rusa, the caffein is quite strong, you can immediately feel it and boost up your energy after drinking it. I am still talking about the drinks today. hiks!
So, this is how the interior looks like. The photo is taken from my sitting. Above picture is where the entrance is and below is where kids can play. 

Other than that, they also have a private room for birthday party or any other private party. I am not sure of how many person they can cater in a room, but you can call and ask.

Heee.. So, that is all. More after this is our group picture and selfie. Bai!

December 10, 2014

Aisha's special day.. Majlis Aqiqah..

Assalammualaikum.
6 Disember haritu, selesai urusan Majlis Aqiqah Aisha Amani. For some people, majlis is not a necessary, I know. I'm organizing majlis for Aisha just because I want to. It gives me happiness, so why not?

Organizing a majlis is not as easy as saying 'Yang, jom buat aqiqah Aisha!'. haha, (Husband mesti geleng kepala baca ni.. ). So, as always, I have my own checklist. 

Invitation Card

Nampak macam beria sangat, I know (dari soksek soksek mulut orang). I don't care! haha. Anyway, I tempah design card daripada Farah Kamal. The same person yang design cards untuk Majlis Aqiqah Irfan dulu. I love her artwork, she can cater my request very precisely. 

So, below is the card design. The theme color is grey and pink.
Selain invitation card, I request untuk buat Wishes Card jugak. Just for fun!
Other medium of invitation is through phone calls, sms and also whatsapp! (Teknologi sangat membantu..) 

Buaian Berendoi

Lagi nampak beria kan? Haha. Whateverrrrr.... So! I minta tolong Farah Syaza daripada Bridal and All (@bridalandall) untuk deco. I request yang sweet, simple tapi nak macam classy sikit. And below is the final result. Alamakkk serius.. Cantik kan? Simple je camtu.

Food Selection
Food selection ni paling leceh sekali nak fikir. Sebab bulan doblas ni, ramai sangat kahwin, asyik makan nasi minyak je. So, mama I nak cuba buat majlis dengan menu arab. Interesting!! Our official caterer daripada Half Moon Restaurant dari Seri Kembangan. 

Kambing yang diniatkan untuk aqiqah pula, I request caterer Half Moon untuk masakkan style arab. Daripada proses selection kambing up to kambing masak Kabsah, semua caterer uruskan. 

Selain order makanan daripada Half Moon, I ada buat outside order lain untuk bihun soto dan kuih. Untuk manis mulut macam tu.

Pemilihan Baju

Tak nak ketinggalan dengan arus mak bergaya over untuk majlis aqiqah anak, I tempah baju dengan Farah Farihin daripada @fjcouture . (Honestly Farah, I am so sorry, I fussy sangat with the design and measurement semua..)
And that is all my major checklist for the majlis. Tapi sesungguhnya, I nak berterima kasih sangat dengan mama. Daripada proses perancangan hingga menjayakan majlis ni, semua mama yang bagi idea, bagi approval, fikir itu fikir ini. Yang I tau semua ada je. hahah!

Thanks ma!
Selain tu, nak juga berterima kasih kepada ibu mertuaku (the one yang pegang tangan mama I tu) dan kakak ipar I (yang bercekak pinggang) sebab banyak tolong sana tolong sini. heheee~~
Dan akhir sekali, terima kasih sangat sangat sangat kepada Papa. He is the man behind everything! 
Cukup dengan ucapan terima kasih. I share sikit the process sepanjang majlis. Majlis bermula dengan marhaban (I invite group marhaban dari kampung sebelah). I dengan Aisha kena duduk dekat pelamin berendoi tu, dengar alunan marhaban mendayu-dayu. Sedih bila dengar the lyric. Betul-betul selesai bacaan doa selamat semua, I kena pegang Aisha then pusing keliling group marhaban untuk cukur jambul. 





Masa pusing-pusing tu, anyone yang rasa nak gunting sikit, boleh gunting. Aisha pun diam je, tak paham apa. 


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Selesai marhaban, selesai lah kiranya. Yang selepas-selepas tu, makan makan. 








Ini aunty Fandy.. 

Mama Fandy pandang tak puas hati.. hahahah


My favourite kakak
I love you bam bam.. hiks
And finally.. 
Photos of our small family..







The End. 
I hope my checklist helps.