B is 3!!

bella is three today.. Alhamdulillah..

Mommy loves you, Sayang..

XOXO

Palestine – The Land of Anbiya’

I believe most of you heard about Gaza, Palestine stories. Gaza has been bombed non stopped since last Monday. This time they are attacking residence, hospitals and even coffee shops!! Basicly, the whole Gaza town. Israelis dropped missiles from the air, sea and land. This is genocide!!

Photo googled from the Internet 

Israel wants to kill the Palestinians.. literally vanish from this world!!

Where I get these stories from? No.. not CNN, BBC or ABC. Of course they will report to you that Israel was bombed by Hamas. ABC “wrongly” reported that the scene of destruction that they are showing is in Israel where in real life, it was in Gaza!! They gave the wrong impression to the world!! Anyway, I get my stories from the twitter (yes!) You can follow @BreakGazaSiege_ or even one of the doctor in Gaza hospital.. @GazaBarca for real life update from Gaza itself. My Twitter timeline is full of these story from people in Gaza itself. Israel laknatullah can’t fool the world anymore. All the news that were not reported in CNN or BBC or what not.. is available on social media!

Here we are in Malaysia, living in peace (well, I know there’s snatch thieves here and there but at least we are not at war!) nicely go shopping at Bazaar Ramadhan buying food luxuriously (guilty of that!) and 5 baju raya!!

And those in Gaza.. living in fear, not even sure whether they will still be alive the next second because missiles and bomb and just drop anytime. MasyaAllah. I can’t even imagine how would they feel. I’m always in tears every time I read my twitter timeline, they are in so much pain, physically and emotionally.

I keep thinking, what can we do to help them..

1) Boycott Israel product

or whoever or whatever that supported Israel. Our contributions to Israeli’s economy will be used to by bombs to kill other human beings. I DON’T WANT!!! I’m not gonna kill another Palestinians. They have suffered more than they can bear. May Allah grant Jannah for all the Syahid and Syahidah..

No more Starbucks, McD. You may think a cup of frappucino might not hurt anyone. But what if a thousand people thought the same way.. what if 10,000 people still buying Starbucks frappucino?? That one maybe equal to a missile probably.. I don’t know. I never bought a missile before..

Here’s the list I get from Boycott Israel Campaign 2012.

Read under Nestle.. Oh my.. I have to find substitute for my Maggi and Nescafe!!

Check out the sub company under Estee Lauder & Loreal.. I think I’m left with NARS, SKII and probably Chanel!! (That is actually quite a good news for me!) Haha..

2) Donation

Money. Clothes. Food. Medical supplies. Whatever things that they need to survive day by day. I know this established NGO AmanPalestin has been around for quite sometimes to help the Gaza, Syria and Egypt during their hardship. They are very well-known for their charity work. I know they are doing this donation drive where you can just donate from your phone. Even it’s small amount.. it does matter to them.

Type PALESTIN <space>10

(for 1 / 3 / 5 / 10) in Ringgit Malaysia

and send to 39111

When they received, they will send back a message to you saying…. “Terima kasih kerana menderma untuk Tabung Aman Palestin”

Easy right. Just grab your phone and donate. I believe you spent more that RM10 at Bazaar Ramadhan for buka puasa, right. Let’s sacrifice one piece of murtabak (that’s about RM3, I believe) and donate to these Palestinians.. We can do that, right? 1 piece of murtabak today, tomorrow maybe no ayam percik, the day after that probably no tepung pelita.. Even it’s a little bit, it’s still count. Ever thought about donating 5 times a day? Like every time after prayer ;) Maybe can score a little brownie points from Allah too!! :D

Maybe there should be a NGO that can help us sent bomb to the Israelis too.. Something like..

ISRAEL<space>BOMB

Send to 39xxx

That would be a great help, right?!!

3) Du’a

That our most powerful weapon. Trust Allah.

Photo googled from the Internet

Look at these Palaestinians. MasyaAllah.. They know the Israelis can drop their weapon anytime, but they still come for solat even in an open air area. If we were in their positions, would we be able to do that?

I am not a professional writer. I’m just writing from my heart. My heart feels heavy for these people. I hope you don’t mind sharing this articles with others so more people will contributes to the donation drive. More people will boycott Israel products and more du’a for the Palestinians.

This is not about religion anymore. This is about human right!

XO

Ramadhan 2014!

It’s time of the year again.. Ramadhan is here!! Alhamdulillah we are given another chance  this time for another round of this holy month. I wanna wish all of your a happy Ramadhan. May Allah grant us goodness and protection during this holy month. May He bless us with health and happiness, and most of all, may He accept our good deeds and ibadah.

Here’s Bella after school, feeling excited looking at mirrors around her in a changing room at the tailor shop. May you get infected with her happiness :D

Take care..

X

Tasha is Unwell

Tasha is not well since middle of last week.. She was ok initially until the weekend where she turned  super clingy like UHU glue. She only wanted me to carry her. I literally spent the weekend carrying her around. She’s not eating well. Only half of her usual milk. And a a few sips of Dutch Lady chocolate milk.. and mangoes!! Yes, mangoes. Haha.. Rice, porridge and all, she doesn’t want..

I suspected it was only viral fever and usually viral fever is self-limiting and it will heal by itself after 3 to 4 days.. but her fever persisted until day 5 and in the morning of the fifth day, she had nose bleed.. Literally a ball of blood clot obstructing her right nostril when she woke up from sleep.

So, what did mommy do?

I freaked out, of course.

Me: OMG! You think Tasha has dengue?? *cry a river*

S: Maybe it’s just the weather. Kan panas skarang ni.. or probably because high pressure from sneezing, then her small vessels break. Don’t panic..

Me: You think so?

S: It’s ok. We’ll go check her blood after this.

Me: (mumbling sambil doa) Please Allah, take away her illness. I’ll take her place. She’s a little girl. This is too much for her *drama queen is back!!*

So, we went to the hospital in the afternoon. To draw blood is another drama.

Initially the plan was mommy hold Tasha while my colleague, Dr Kogi draw her blood. But I was a such pain in the a**! Haha.. I kept asking her, “is it ok?”, “can you see the vessels?”, “you think get get blood in one shot?”, “can ah?”

Hahaha… I will slap myself too, you know!!

Since I had too many questions, my husband took over.

It was a success, single attempt. *Of course kan Kogi!! Haha..* ” Thank you for bearing with me :D

Later, the blood result came out. It doesn’t look like dengue. Phewwwww…. InsyaAllah, it’s just a viral non-dengue fever. Alhamdullilah..

Today I’m at home. Took EL. Hubsy has events in Putrajaya and JB, B is at school, the kakak that help me at home is also unwell. So, It’s just Tasha and mommy today. Hope she gets better..

XO

The Bags Under My Eyes..

Yesterday, my hubsy put up a picture of me and B together at my friend’s wedding on his FB page..

And I can’t help but notice some of the comments were about my eye bags… Hahaha.. Yes, I don’t get enough sleep. Not many of us have the privilege to sleep 8 hours everyday. In my case, 4 hours uninterrupted sleep is considered luxury! Haha..

So, whoever is able to sleep for 8 hours everyday, enjoy! Whoever doesn’t… Haha.. Nasib lah! ;)

As far as I’m concerned..

*nak sedapkan hati*

XO

His Next Book is Out!

For the past few months, my hubsy has been working on his new book.. He has been to many local and international schools, universities and colleges, and from his experience interacting with the students, he recognised common traits that makes an excellent student excel and relate it with his own experiences. Knowing him, always on the go, wanting to improve himself and others around him, he comes out with this book, hoping the students out there to learn from his experiences.

It comes in hard cover (Yay! No more buku kemek!!) for RM50.00. You can contact Miss Dewi at +60192811930 to get a copy of this book. As far as I know, this book will not be available at bookshop as yet. Whoever wants a signed copy, you can also inform Miss Dewi and she will sort it out for you.. ;) *Dewi darling, take note!! Hehe..*

What was my contribution for this book?

I choose the front cover picture!! Hahaha…

That’s my choice of picture, people!! *pat myself*

Tried to take some artsy-looking picture but I guess I’m not really a right brain person. Art is definitely not my forte. Haha..

Eh, go call Miss Dewi now!! ;)

XO

They Wanted Daddy..!

Hi all..

My life has been upside down for the past two weeks. I spent so much time at work, had to do some readings.. and less time for family. By that, I mean my girls.. I only sent them to school in the morning while they are still sleeping and come back from work late.. sometimes until 10pm. When I reached home, I still need to do some reading and all.. I need to focus on my work and study right now.

My husband has always been supportive. He will pick up the girls from school, bathe them, feed them and all. MasyaAllah.. May Allah grant him Jannah for all his sacrifices.. No complaint. He loves the girls and loves spending time with them. They had so much fun together. They went out for dates.. Hahaha.. Yes, daddy and the girls at MooCow!

And where’s mommy?

At the hospital..

I was busy with my stuffs until two nights ago, I wanted to put my girls to sleep.. and they refused me!! Both Bella and Tasha wanted daddy!

I cried in my heart.

It’s only two weeks and they forgot their mommy?

I guess we can’t have everything in life. One way or another, if you want to achieve something, part of your life will be sacrifice. Salute to all ambitious mommies out there, juggling work and family. I have a friend who completed her post-graduate study with kids and NO maid! That’s unbelievable!! Salute to all husbands and daddies who sacrifies for their family, taking care of their children while their wives is struggling to achieve their ambitions.

In my case, I just need to do some adjustment.. like less sleeping time (hahahah.. and more coffee probably..) and finish my study at hospital and spend more quality time with my girls (I need a date with them too!!)

That night, when Bella and Tasha rejected me was like a slap in my face. I can’t take it..

I need to change.

Wish me luck, ok!

X

Why Anti-Oxidant?

OK.. this is a super mega major late entry!! I promised to you I’ll write about the extra skin care regime I’m consuming orally.. it’s this one!!

Manja tak? Hahahha…

I’ve been taking this supplement for almost 6 month now.. and I like it. I was just a consumer until the supplier find out about it and put my face on the advertisement!! Hahah..

First of all, what is anti-oxidant?

Anti-oxidant is a natural compound in our food that helps neutralises free-radicals in our body.

*nerd mode on*

Free radicals are the “bad guy” and anti-oxidants are the “good guy”. A free radical is an atom with at least one unpaired electron in our body cell. Since it has lost an electron, it needs to stabilise itself by ‘stealing’ an electron from a nearby molecule.

Where does free-radicals come from?

Easy.. I found this from the internet..

Basicly, it’s all around us, in our environment!!

Now is the part where you should ask me.. “Is that my problem?”

My answer is “Yes, it is our problem!!” Haha.. This is because whatever the free radical touches and ‘steal’ the electron (please refer to the paragraph above!!), it will damage it!! (because one of the electron is stolen, remember?)

As an example, if the free radical touches the DNA, it can cause mutation that can lead to many diseases like cancer…

Do you get me?? It’s like a chain reaction, the more things free radical touches (and steal the electron!), the more cells will get damage.. until, it binds to… ANTIOXIDANT!!!

Taddaaaaaa…. Get it?!!

Thats why antioxidant is important!!

So basically, anti-oxidant is important as an anti-aging, anti-inflammatories, and it helps to boost the immune system.

To all the vain pots (and that includes me..) you must be wondering.. how does it helps with the skin, right? Easy, if you have healthy skin cells, you will have much less problems with pigmentations (hence the whitening effect and indirectly anti-oxidant will function as a sunblock!), fine lines and acne.

Get it??

Haaaaa.. that’s why we, mere mortals need anti-oxidant!

So, why I choose this oral anti-oxidant supplement?

It’s mainly because of the quality. It’s pre-packed into small sachets. If your anti-oxidant is in a jar, it will get destroys over time every time you open the jar. (Remember the free radicals in our environment?) So, pre-packed is to ensure the quality of the anti-oxidant is maintained!

Besides, it claims that it has so much anti-oxidant with super fruits and what not.. They just sounds good to me!! Haha…

and this one whole box will last me for 2 months :)

After 6 months of using it, I noticed my energy level is better.. and that means I needed less coffee everyday to keep me energised all day. Less frequent attack with flu symptoms, I believe it does help to build up the immune system as well, even if I fall sick, I recovered quite fast without antibiotics and my skin is less dry in general.

There’s a long list of the benefits of this product that comes with it if you bought this, and you will see, basically what it does is it helps to regulate the cells (whatever cells in our body) to function better.

Bear in mind, all anti-oxidant supplements must be taken continuously.. that is because the free radicals are also continuously produced in our body!! *duhh..*

OK, enough of this long lecture. Thank you for attending my science class today!!

XO

PD Ostrich Farm

Remember I posted this up on my Instagram?

Last weekend was super fun!!

My husband insisted we go for a quick holiday. The girls needed a break from the city life!! Hahaha.. yeah, right! So, we decided to go for a short getaway in PD. 

When we arrived there, my husband asked me to check out this place called “PD Ostrich Farm”. I was like…”Seriously there’s ostrich in PD?” So, I googled…
It was nearby to the hotel that we stayed, somewhere in Teluk Kemang.. After checked in, changed the girls diapers, then off we go to the ostrich farm…
My first impression..
“Hmmm… they could do better with the deco. Let’s give it a chance first..”
This place looks like kampung houses style, but with deco here and there. It gives you the kampung vibes.. Nice for a change..
We were greeted by ducks and geese (in a gated area, of course!!) and goats!! (I proudly fed the goat myself with my own bare hands!! That was part of my proud moment of the day!!)
Then there was also baby chicks and ducklings in their houses.. Oh my God… Bella went “Mommy, mommy I want baby chick!!” she actually wanted to bring it back!! She promised she will feed it, bathe it and sleep with the baby chick!! Hahaha… Dream on, Bella ;) And Tasha, as usual, she’s quite cool and calm..
There was also donkeys which were trained to take photograph with visitors. That means, they won’t kick you with their hind legs when you come near them ;)
That’s T watching the guy bathing the donkey..
And check this out!!! Haha..
She must have gotten it from her mommy!!
Except that Tasha looks super cool and mommy looks like chicken! Haha..
If you’re wondering where’s Bella..
That’s her favourite…
Too much of drama when we wanted to go home. She actually wanted to stay with the animals there.. Haha.. Don’t even think about it… balik!!
Is it worth going? Yes, it’s good for children.. very educational. And they get to pet and play with the animals. Much better than seeing on Youtube!!
How do you find it.. Go google PD Ostrich Farm!
XO

Because People Live When You Give..

Are you free next weekend? ;)

There’s going to be a blood donation drive going on at the eCurve.. well, obviously to collect more blood for our Blood Bank.

The reason I’m advertising for this is because..

I like blood..? Haha..

No, that’s not what I meant.. It’s just closely related to my work.

I’ve seen bad polytrauma cases that needed 25 pints blood and blood products transfusion, pregnant mother that bled 12 litres while giving birth, dengue haemorrhagic fever that needed blood transfusion, liver transplant will have 30 pints pack cells and more blood products standby for transfusion. We drink blood here in the hospital, people!!

Seriously, your blood will save peoples life. Who knows today you help others, another day, someone else will help you, insyaAllah..

Lets donate some..

because people live when you give..

XO