Thursday, October 23, 2014

sambung cerita semalam: babyhood

assalamualaikum!

yesterday's post sebenarnya tak siap sepenuhnya.
got too sleepy, tapi lawan mata punya pasal, cite pun brief je.


the reason why i made that video, was because i wanted to show people that having a baby isn't as easy as it looks.

and why do i care anyway kan?
sebab, i've read several comments, not just on my instagram, but on others as well, like the famous Opi and her mom Atita Haris, or Medina and her mom Irine Nadia, or the cute Hana and her mom Yana from Cala Qisya, and many more - that people just wanna have babies. coz they're cute.

i cannot deny that babies are cute.
they are!
they're tiny lil' human with tiny everything!!
how adorable is that!?!?

one ngap and gone is the hand.
coz the hand is so tiny!

tiutttttnyaaaaa!

but reality is, babies are hard work!
they require loads of attention and energy. i hardly had more than 2hours of sleep in the first few months.
and "Me Time"? what, what is that??

hahaha!
pampering myself isn't in my to-do list anymore since i had Nadrah.
not that i'm blaming her. it's my choice. and i choose to pamper myself differently than before. like taking a long nap, and leave nadrah with her grandma or great-grandma. TEEHEEE! =p

so anyway, back to babies-

having a child is a HUGE responsibility.
we're moulding them every second (coz apparently babies like to sponge things they see, hear and stuff. ummi dah pressure!!) and if we want them to be successful in this life and the Hereafter, then it's a lot of monitoring to do, isn't it?
i'm not saying i'm doing it well.
even i check out my instagram while playing with nadrah.
guilty as charged! booooo!

i just don't want people to think that the whole point of having a baby is just to "share" them to the whole world and that's it.
it's really more than that.

anak itu amanah.

we have to protect them, nurture them, change their diapers, feed them, teach them how to crawl, how to chew, how to do their businesses in the potty, how to walk, teach them how to talk, how to identify things, etc.

ingat baby keluar je dah terus pandai kencing dalam toilet bowl?
ingat baby keluar terus pandai jaga diri and then kita boleh gi tengok wayang?


you know, now i came into a conclusion:
your parents are good parents, because you are potty trained. let's thank them for that! and be grateful that you can do your businesses in a toilet, not in diapers.
alhamdulillah!


kihkihkih!

so, moral of the story is, sabar.

you'll have your time. but make sure when your time has come, be prepared.

my advise is have your family close to you as possible.
they're the best help ever.
if you don't have that option, then perhaps have a really good friend or hire a maid whom you can trust your baby with.

because sometimes, you need to poo on your own.
=p


here's the video in case.
of what?
i dunno. saje.
bahaha!





ps: i think topic baby kat my blog ni dah macam banyak ek.
perhaps you can suggest what topic i should blog about next. since i'm 24-7 with nadrah, that's why i'm more inclined towards sharing about her. tapi kalau selalu bosan gak kan. heheee..

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

secara tiba tiba

assalamualaikum!


semalam pergi forum kat UIA pasal #selfie.
ada sentuh sikit pasal video youtube.

harini cakap ngan kawan pasal video youtube.

tetibe.

terbuat video.
kat youtube.

'-___-




ingatkan dua tahun tak buat video, rupanya baru setahun.
ceit.

pastu sangat random.
quality webcam je.
bahahahaha!

should i continue making videos?
let me know.
kalau takmo bagitau pun takde hal. haha!

selamat pagi!
(sleeping really late these days. huhuuuu! nanes)

Monday, October 13, 2014

unconditioned

assalamualaikum wbt peliks!

as always, i have been meaning to blog, but when i have the time, i prefer sleeping or surfing. wahaha!
bad blogger, bad! *slaps on fingers*

of all things that has been happening around me, the ones i wanted to share most are those of my husband and nadrah's quirks.

like yesterday,
nadrah has been into biting these days. it's so dangerous to leave our arms and legs unattended (if that's possible. wahahaa!).
she comes to us, gesel gesel, and suddenly..
NGAP!

and she has tiny teeth and jaw, which hurts even more coz  it grabs and pulls the tender parts of our arms and legs!
ceit!!!!

so yesterday she bit me at the underside of my upper arm, and it really was painful, so i screamed (not loudly la, just loud enough for her to recognise that it's a scream) and then i feigned cry.

she looked at me with her mouth ajar, then turned to her dad, and then SHE started screaming and crying!
wahahahahhahaa!

i didn't wanna give up. i kept on fake-crying and following her, while my husband carries her around the house trying to soothe her.
macam annoying kan?
but it was so funny! coz she kept looking at me while crying eventhough husbeng was trying to keep me out of her sight!

i guess i was hoping for her to pujuk me. but she's just a baby. what pujuk?? hahaha!
so i stopped fake-crying after a while, and i pujuk her.
at first she didn't want to come to me.
merajuk la kannnn.
then, she changed her mind, and came to me anyways.
so cute!

babies. (a continuation from last blogpost, where i mentioned about babies blablabla love blabla unconditionally bla)

...i feel so bad for being so emotional with nadrah.
there are times when she drives me mad.
like when i want to cook, she'll follow me to the kitchen. and when i ignore her, she'll cry like crazy and go into sujud position, hands-in-the-air (which meant she wants me to carry her), and more. sometimes i can ignore it very well. sometimes, it stresses me out.

ni baru satu.
hahaha!

i told my mom about it, and she says it's ok. moms are human too.
and moms, even when they're mad at their kids, when they're tired from work or whatever, when they're doing work, whenever their kid needs help, moms will drop everything and go.

so, i concluded that, our kids, when they're babies, they put up with us, through good and bad times. they're teaching us to love unconditionally.
and as they grow, we will love them unconditionally and put up with them, through good and bad times.
they may grow to stop loving us unconditionally, maybe when they've hit puberty, met cool new friends, when they leave for college, etc, but in sha Allah, they'll be reminded, and then starts loving us unconditionally.

unconditionally.
unconditionally.
unconditionally.

should i add some more?
bahahaha =p

from my own personal experience, the time i became a mom, was the time i realised how much i've taken my mom for granted.
it wasn't easy giving birth, what more to give birth several times (why do you do it when it hurt so badd???!! hahaha!)
and then raise, nurture, protect, teach, and provide.
subhanallah.

moms are awesome.
and i hope nadrah will remember me being an awesome mom. hehe!
ingat ye nadrah!
ummi love you long timeeee!
=p

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

multilingual baby

assalamualaikum!


Alhamdulillah Nadrah is 10months plus old already.
In years, she's 0.1 years old. still in point form =p
hehehe!

so, what can she do now?
(people always ask me that. like "ooooo, dah 10 bulan. apa je boleh buat dah sekarang?". things like that. hehe!)

she can:
1. crawl, since 0.07 or 0.08 years old. now, she's learning to walk. ta-tehhh, taaaa-tehhhhhh, cleber girl!

2. eat solids. or more accurately, wants to eat what adults are eating, except she can't yet. she'll stare and cry and pull our legs and threaten us by throwing herself back. ish ish si comel ni!

3. talk german and hokkien. she likes to talk while pointing too. almost every morning when she wakes up, she'll give me her full blown story of her dreams or "adventures" while pointing her (index) finger everywhere. but she speaks german and hokkien, so i pretend to understand. heehee!

i look so fat here.
oh well.
nadrah tomeyyyy!! 


4. dance. which is bouncing on the spot (if she's standing) or turning her body side to side with her arms in the air, like she just don't care (when sitting). she likes Hi5 intro song the most.

5. sneeze and fart at the same time. happened once though..

6. "talk" into the phone. whenever my mom/dad/husbeng/family members la basically, whenever they call, i'll let her grab the phone from me and she'll put it to her ear and stay silent. kesian whoever on the other line... i can hear them calling "Nadrahh~ TAYANG! bishhbushhhbleerrr (babytalk)" but nadrah just buat dek je. on rare occasions, she'll reply la. in german of course! hehee!

and then she'll throw the phone down. my phonee..... ='(

she loves FaceTime though.

so cute tau! few weeks ago i went to a parenting course  over the weekend. so husbeng was looking after nadrah. when class ended, husbeng Facetimed me and showed nadrah. si comel was surprised at first, because i think usually we facetime my husbeng. this time, i pulak on the other side.

so she looked at me, looked at her dad, at me again and then jumped on her dad while crying! hahahahaha!
and then she spoke german hokkien with me.

of course, i pretended to understand =p

7. climb stairs. she used to get so much attention when she climb stairs. but nowadays, i just chill chill je when she climbs. she'll always look back at me, expecting a praise. bahahaha =p

8. lick and chew. her favourite pastime. she'll take something and puts them in her mouth -__-''

9. sujud. when she starts her crying fit, she'll go into sujud position. HAHA!

10. say "abah", "ape", "watek" which means what's that or who's that or water, not sure =p, "meeewww" bunyi cat, and "cack" which is cat. and still. no. UMMI. =''''''(

11. make me feel special.
sometimes i have to leave her with my mom. when i come back to pick her up, her eagerness to be picked up by me makes me feel like i'm loved. hehehe!
babies love us unconditionally. no matter how many times we ignored them or make them cry, they forgive so easily and continue loving us.

that's true love.

oh well. that's it about nadrah's perkembangan! there might be more i've forgotten about, but oh well. biarlah. i'm just sharing this for no particular reason, only that to remind future me what 0.1 year old baby could be doing. hehehe!

Alhamdulillah, thank you Allah for everything =)

********
ok you math lovers, to be mathematically accurate, nadrah is 0.83 years old. hehehe! (thanks for doing the maths for me!)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier Review

assalamualaikum!

as a stay-at-home mom, one of the many things i penat buat masa cleaning up the house, it's sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming.

our home is a condo unit in damansara perdana where, nearby is a huge construction project (Empire City tuuuuu), and nak tanak, the dusts from there and everywhere else comes flying into our home.
i like having the sliding door open so that the wind comes in and kononnya dapat fresh air sikit (duduk level atas atas, itu lah harapannya kan) but instead, what comes in..

is dust.
wuwuwuuuuu...

because of that, i have to keep everything shut.
the sliding doors and the windows.
thing is.. even with them closed, there're still dust everywhere. can't blame everything on construction now, can i? hehehe!
it's lesser but nonetheless, they exist.
and the thing i can't stand most is that stuffiness coz the air feels so still!!
fans and airconds can't get rid of that stuffiness. i think korang mesti faham kat feeling tu!

so recently, we borrowed a Plasmacluster Air Purifier (Sharp) to see if there's any difference in our home.

this is model FP-E50E
small, petite and nice to look at. haha!
oh and it's sold over 50 million already. famous gak ek dia ni!

from what i can see, the dust level ada la kurang sikit. and even the odour from our surroundings doesn't hurt our hearts. haha! =p


also, the air purifier has a Haze Mode.
the haze mode function cleans the air by running at maximum power for a few minutes, and then chill sikit, and the run maximum again. convenient gak la =)

i put the air purifier in our living room, coz it's the center of our home.
so far, it's not as stuffy as before, and our home does feel ok. i mean, tak rasa rimas dah =D
i just keep it on and put in on auto. it seems to know better what its doing. hehe!
good thing the air purifier is safe for kids too. nadrah likes playing around it. better dia main ngan benda ni dari kipas kan. hehe =p

i think it's convenient to have since it does help mengurangkan dusts and odour. and i think because the air purifier can neutralise the air, that's why our home doesn't feel stuffy, and that's a good thing too!

it may not does all the cleaning for us, but at least it lessens the tiredness of doing it. it would be nice though, if the air purifier can vaccuum and suck up all the dust in the whole house. bahahahahaha!
i wish =p

but oh well. for now, this is as good as technology gets.
check out more at www.sharplovelife.com for more info!

hope this helps! =D




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

save money by changing plan

assalamualaikum!

we all had that prepaid phase kan.

dulu masa kat matrix, kedekut betul nak belanja beli topup untuk sembang ngan family.
message pun seketul dua yang panjang secukup cukup "character". hahaha!
pastu sambung lagi perangai tu masa masuk uni.
kedekut nak beli topup untuk sembang ngan family, tapi amboi! bila nak gayut ngan teman lelaki, KEMAIN!
sanggup tu lari turun gi kopetro beli topup bila dah habis credit!
sanggup beli topup siap siap untuk sesi berborak hentahpape.
sanggup duduk kat tangga kena gigit nyamuk demi berborak hentahpape.

haih. zaman remaja..

please adik adik kakak kakak, jangan la macam saya yang dulu ye!!

i switched to postpaid masa kat uni gak sebab malas dah nak berlarian ke sana sini cari topup. i have better things to do with my time.
like watching How I Met Your Mother. hahaha! =p

and since then, memang i saved a lot.

i hope this blogpost can help you manage your money better =)
i have been using Digi the longest. i've tried others fyi.
and i like Digi coz they don't have hidden charges.

if you take the DG Smartplan 78 - means RM 78 per month, you get 3GB internet usage, 100 mins free talktime and 100 free SMS. FYI, 3GB internet tu cukup je for me. boleh check email, download stuff and whatsapp, surf, the norm. pastu, upon singing up, dapat lagi FREE 100 mins talktime and 100 SMS and rebates up to RM 60. pastree, dapat extra freebies like unlimited whatsapp, free norton security (sangat penting ini!) and free Deezer (music streaming app).

if you're a student, and you need a smartphone but can't afford it, you can actually get one for free.
cekidaut HERE to see the range of smartphones Digi has to offer k?

ada yang Free and ada yang kena topup duit


check out HERE to see other plans!

zere you go!
make a smart choice, have internet for all and save your money for a rainy day!
you'll be surprised by how things like this can really affect your savings. =)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Haircare for Hijabees

assalamualaikum lovelies!


tup tup, dah few years went by since i've first became a full-time-hijabi.
alhamdulillah =')

one of the things that i needed to get used to, was bungkus-ing my hair into an inner scarf. my hair is kinda thick (everytime i go to a hair salon, hairdresser mesti comment pasal rambut banyak and tebal! wahahaha!) so bila rambut dibungkus, i used to feel very uncomfortable and when i sweat, my scalp feels ultra itchy! also, my hair rasa kepam sangat! eeeeeeee!

i remember at one point, i had a real bad dandruff case!

but alhamdulillah, nowadays kan ramai dah peka ngan hijabis and their hair problems, so one of the first shampoos yang ada buat specially for this reason, is Sunsilk!

botol hijau lak tu. my favourite colour =D


*not pregnant by the way. kena cakap awal awal nyahaha =p*
*oh ya, jubah dari La Kayena ye kengkawan!*

lepas pakai shampoo Sunsilk Lively Clean and Fresh, my scalp did not bother me at all! i was doing outdoor activities like who-cares and sometimes even bila balik lambat dari kerja or classes, my hair and scalp tak rasa oily nor itchy still!
best gilos!

dulu ada orang pernah tanya "how do you stand wearing that (points to my overly bebelit shawl.. zaman tu wahaha!) in this kind of weather (referring malaysia's hot summers' day. macam everyday je kan. wahahaha!)". i just said "entah lah. rasa biasa je."

padahal, secretnya ialah:
shampoo and breathable shawls. seriously, these 2 combo goes a loooooonnng way. and you need that. *wink*

take note ok dear sisters! hehe!

masa tu i didn't think my hair and scalp had anything to do with it. tapi betul tau. if you take care of your hair and scalp, they won't bother you when you're sweating ke apa.
in fact, my hair is at its healthiest since i've become a full-time-hijabi!

did you know that Heliza Helmi is the face of Sunsilk Lively Clean & Fresh?
dari dulu sampai sekarang, muka dia merata kat adverts in magazines la, billboards and tv for Sunsilk kan? haaa.. sebab dia lah i confident nak pakai shampoo ni dulu!



this year, sunsilk nak buat digital contest - Menemanimu Sejak Tahun 2000 - to encourage women in hijab to share inspiring stories with Sunsilk Lively Clean & Fresh! even Heliza will share hers!
all you have to do is share your stories here:

Sunsilk - Menemanimu Sejak Tahun 2000

senang je!

the grand prize winner will get RM 20,000 cash!!! ada lagiii! dapat T-shirt and Sunsilk products with your tudung journey illustration!
jaw-dropping kannn. i knowz!

consolation prize winners (10 people) will get RM 3000!! a T-shirt and also Sunsilk products with your tudung journey illustration!

so go on and korek your memory sikit, karang baik baik, and share your inspiring stories to all of us k!!

all the best!