Before I start talking (or blogging..) non-stop, let me tell you my definition of my “what-have-i-done” moment..
Bella received something wonderful yesterday.. a gift from Super Muslim Kids.
Meet Aamina, people..
Aamina is a Muslim doll (who wears tudung!!) that can sneeze when you press her nose, then she’ll say “Alhamdullillah”.
If you press her right hand, she can recite Al-Fatihah and Al-Ikhlas with translation in English. Left hand, she’ll give salam, Bismillah, the syahadah.. Both right and left foot also will teaching our children (and ourselves!!) something!!
That’s Bella discovering Aamina. Not just Bella was impressed with her, I also played with the doll!! :D It’s really a good quality, educational doll. And apparently there’s also a muslim boy version of this doll and his name is Yousuf. My husband dah suruh I order dah Yousuf.. I think he’s also impressed with the doll! Haha..
Thank you Afifah from Super Muslim Kids for introducing this to us. Whoever is interested in this doll can email Super Muslim Kids at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can check their FB page.
The reason I’m sharing this with you because I think this is a good fun educational doll for our children. It’s not easy to find toys that teach children to recite AL-Fatihah, not even Bismillah. So, why lose the opportunity, right?
So, no more Dora for Bella. Aamina is her doll now..
To cheer up your Monday morning.. here is B’s version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Sorry there’s no picture in the video because it was taken in the dark, before she goes to sleep. Yes, she sings for us.. not the other way round! Haha.. Most of the time we fall asleep first before she does.. and the only word she can pronounce properly is “diamond”!! Hahahha..
I have been a Nike person all this while. All my sport attires are from Nike. Unlike my husband.. he’s definitely an Adidas person. But today, I’m a convert!! Hahaha.. I’ve converted from Nike to Adidas!!
Wanna know why… ;) Here’s the story..
This afternoon, I went to The Curve to go to Nike Women there.. Since I’ve been doing some training on my own, I need to buy new socks. That’s all I want!! (That’s what I always tell myself before going into a boutique/shop.. hahaha) Little that I know now there’s no more Nike Women. The shop has been replaced by Adidas Women!! OK, as long as it’s for women.. I don’t mind.. After all, I was just looking for socks.
So, I got this…
Then I saw their sports attire.. It’s all in bright, happy colours.. they have bright yellow, bright pink, bright purple.. OMG!! How can I resist..
So I ended up with these too…
Biaser lar.. pompuan..
Then the salesgirl told me, “Akak, akak dah beli lebih RM300 ni, buleh ambik lucky draw. Akak pilih je mana2 card kat board ni *while pointing at a board in front of the counter* ada amount 50 ringgit sampai 500 ringgit Adidas voucher. Akak buleh pilih satu jer card “
Me: ” OK, ambik jer kan…”
Salesgirl: “Ambik je kak.. RM500 belum ada org menang lagi.. RM300 pun ada lagi..”
Me: OK.. *I took one of the card on the board* saya nak yg ni..
So the salesgirl opened the card that I chose.. “Akak menang RM500!!”
Me: Ah.. Awak jgn main2 dik..
So, she showed me the amount on the card. Sorry I forgot to snap it because I was too excited :D
Yes!!! I won RM500 voucher for FREE!!
After that, I happily walked away with this..
Adidas Women Adizero F50 Runner 3 in yellow!! Woot! Woot!!
Hahaha.. I am one happy Adidas woman y’all!!!
I want to thank all of you for your kind messages and well wishes I get from this blog, to my email, Twitter, Facebook and even Keek after our Romantika episodes last night. I’m sorry I can’t reply to each and everyone of you. Thank you again for your love and support.
We love you too!!
Dont forget our date!!
Tonight, April 9, 2013 at 9pm on Astro Mustika HD 132 & Astro Ria 104.
The chaotically romantic!! Haha..
P/s: I don’t think we will be watching this show.. Haha.. Malu!! :D
Photos credit to CST Production, Kak Akmar of Astro & Miss Wany Idris
S bought me a new ‘toy’ today..
An audio baby monitor!!
This is mainly use to monitor Tasha whenever she’s awake from her sleep. So, after charging the set, my husband explained to me how to use this thing and then he said “OK, I dah letak satu kat Tasha.. and this one is for you. Make sure you have it with you all the time..”
That’s the trick!! I knew it.. It’s for me! So every time Tasha cries, I have to run to her because I have the monitor!! Sooo clever! Hahahah..
Today, April 5, 2013 marked the 33rd year my parents were married. And yesterday was my mom’s birthday and this year is extra special. After more than 30 years of teaching, now she’s no more going to school!! (She’s a teacher, y’all) She’s officially a pensioner!! My dad is really happy he finally has my mom staying at home with him. I can see it from his eyes that he is genuinely happy about it. “Abah dah suruh maa berenti kerja laamer dah, finally pencen pun..” he told me yesterday.
I’m just plain happy for both of them.
Marriage is a lot of work..
Wedding is fun, honeymoon phase is a.w.e.s.o.m.e. but marriage is really a lot of work! You’re juggling your work, daily house chores, children and husband every single day. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you’re killing yourself slowly inside because you barely have time for yourself.
Whenever I see an old couple walking together holding hands, I really envy them. I want be like them. Even after soooo long, it’s still the same person they are walking with, same hand they are holding and they never get tired. Isn’t that sweet?
To me, marriage is about two people committed themselves to each other, sharing the same desire to spend their lifetime together, and willingness to be there for one another. In Al-Quran, it’s clearly stated “They are clothing for you and you’re clothing for them..” (Al-Baqarah, verse 187). Like our clothing that covers and protect our body, couples defend each other’s honour. They protect and enhance each other’s beauty while shielding that which must be hidden, according to Allah’s rules.
To maa and abah, Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary. May Allah granted Jannah to both of you. Thank you for being there for each other. Thank you for giving us, the children a good example of what marriage is all about. We love you both!
Here’s our Romantika preview as seen in Astro.
Don’t forget, this coming Tuesday, April 9 on Astro Mustika HD (132) and Astro Ria (104) at 9pm.
Huurmmm.. malu sebenarnyer y’all tgk ni.. Haha.. tapi, urmm.. takpe lar..