Kursus Bahasa Melayu Intensif Hari Pertama

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Cakap Melayu

Last night, my husband told me.. “Bella doesn’t understand Malay”

and I was like.. “Come on.. That’s ridiculous. She understands Malay! Not so bad you know..”

“But she doesn’t know what mata is!”

Suddenly I feel dizzy…

Then I went to her bedroom.

“Bella, do you know what ‘ainun’ is? It’s a arabic word”

“Eyes, mommy”

“Do you know what is ‘mata’?

She ignored me.. OK that’s it. Who taught her ainun means eyes.. and forgot to teach her it’s also ‘mata’!!

Then I went back to my husband.. “We have to speak Malay to her.. We have no choice..” Hahahaha…

Then I went back to her room..

“Bella.. Tasha, mari tukar baju. Sudah malam, masa untuk tidur”

Hahahaha… what is wrong with my language! But I need to teach her proper Malay language, right? She is only 4 and a half. We still have time before she goes to sekolah kebangsaan… We can do this! Hahaha…


Erny’s Baby Shower

At PiecesByRaeesa Anonymous meeting..

“Hi, I’m Halina. I’m addicted to PBR’s clothes..”


Not just me, I found out that a few of my colleagues are also PBR addicts.

We are… up to the extend that the owner of PBR becomes our good friend!

One of my colleagues, senior during UKM days organised a baby shower for Erny and the attendees are all PBR-fanatic doctors!! She is expecting a baby boy and her due date is today!!! (Check out the ribbon on her belly! Haha)

Probably you know these beautiful ladies..

(Lt-Rt : Syahrizan, Joanna, Halina, Erny, Tahirah, Anne)

We had so much fun, played games…


Yup, one of it is to finish this Ribena drink from the bottle. OMG that was NOT easy. We were given the smallest teats and it took forever to finish the drink! Hahaha.. I don’t dare to show you the video because my friends will kill me if I put it up here! Hehehe..

And we also had exam!!

Nah.. It wasn’t an exam but being a nerd coming from medical school, this is just typical competitive trait. We just have to answer all the questions CORRECTLY!! Hahah.. It was just some jumbled up words that we have to rearrange.. and some questions on nursery rhymes… (JE!! But we are just kiasu!!) Hahaha..

Anyway, by the time I’m writing this.. Erny still hasn’t delivered yet..

Wishing you a safe delivery, Erny.. so I can get the baju that I tempah cepat! Haha..

We love you!


Behind a Successful Woman…

Still in raya mode..?

Me no.. First day of raya, we decided to stay in and sleep..

Hahahah.. seriously. Sleep. That’s all. Meaningful.

Day 2 raya, I was already back at work..

Today, day 3 raya…

I’m oncall tomorrow, so today I have to vacuum, mop, laundry, ironing and the list goes on and on and on..

Have you heard the old saying…

Behind a successful man, there’s a woman..

But do you know..

Behind a successful woman, there’s a (reliable) maid!!

Trust me!


My beloved Kak Yah is probably having fun enjoying beautiful scenery in Ireland.. I heard she went shopping at Kildare Village.. Have fun Kak Yah!!

Yes I mean it!

And.. on top of these house chores.. Bella and Tasha keeps following me around, they are like my tails.. Talking tails!! Haha.. The girls really drives me crazy but I love them to bits!! They probably think I’m mad because I hug, tickle and kiss them after all the screaming scene.. Sometimes, even I myself think I’m mad.. Hehe..

OK, gotta go back to work. TTYL



I always thought I’ll be one of the cooler parent than my husband.. You know, the one who has less expectations for the children.. Let them play (but no sepah allowed ok!! Only in the play room!! Hahah.. ) no need to do worksheet, just colour and draw crap on a piece of paper… They are just kids, right?! My husband, on the other hand, made B goes to Kumon at the age of 3 plus ok!! Hahaha… We argued but he had a point, so OK.. He wins..

Anyway, last night.. the moon was beautiful. Full, bright moon in the black sky. My girls love it. We were enjoying the moon view from our bedroom.. Then I asked B..

Me: Bella, you think people can live on the moon?

I don’t know why but deep down inside, I’m expecting answers like no gravity or no oxygen.. no trees.. You know, something scientific.. Haha..

B: No mommy, it’s too high…


Then it hits me.. she is just a child. She will only turn 4 this month and I am not much different from my husband. We are just at the same kiasu level..


Happy Mother’s Day… A Belated One!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mommies out there. I know I’m like a little late.. but I did not forget!! Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, she is definitely the best mom I can ever wish for. I may not realised this when I was a kid.. but now, I know what she did for me is pure love. May Allah grant her with Jannah. Ameen…

I hope all of you had a great Mother’s Day weekend :)

The day before Mother’s Day, I was oncall. Many sad things happened. A mother of 3 passed away because of dengue. Another lady who just gave birth to her first child passed away due to unforeseen circumstances.. It’s just a crazy busy and extremely depressing call for me and my colleagues. I can’t imagine what their children had to go through. They will be traumatise every Mother’s Day thinking their mother passed away one day before Mother’s Day.. The day that they should celebrate with joy and love turned into a funeral of their own mother. MasyaAllah… May Allah grant these mothers’ Jannah..

When I got home the next day.. I got a little surprise from my girls.. They made a card for me! It’s not big. Nothing fancy but I really touched my heart. I think my heart skipped a beat when I read the card that B made for me..


She is only three turning four in July.. Forgive her attempts to draw a person there..! I think the tall yellow person is me and the short orange girl is her.. and That little one down the card is little T! Haha.. I think it’s cute (I’m bias I know.. Haha..)

And T made this…

Well, it’s actually a 3D paper flower in a pot!! She doesn’t know how to write as yet.. but she crumples really well! Hahahah..

And with that..  They just made my day..


Deepavali 2010

Deepavali 2010 is special to me.. That was about one month plus after we got married.. It was somewhere in early November..
In my lifetime, I never had any headache before. Trust me.. Never! But a week before Deepavali.. I started to have headache.. morning, day and night.. and crazy mood swing (How can a newly wed has mood swing?? I was supposed to be in honeymoon phase!!)

Then I started to think.. what could possibly when wrong.. like some brain pathology, or some viral infection.. some hormonal imbalance.. I already made a checklist to rule out my illness, until my colleague told me to do Urine Pregnancy Test..

I gulped! Is that possible? It has only been a month?? So, I went to the pharmacy, and I bought like 5 different brand of UPT!! Hahahha.. I just wanna make sure there’s no false positive happening here!! 5!! For Godsake!! Hahahha… And no, I didn’t tell my new husband yet.. I was scared!!

Deepavali morning, I was on call..

(Come to think about it, I’m always on call on Deepavali!! Today pun on call!!)

Woke up early, according to my gynaecology knowledge, urine for pregnancy test has to be done early in the morning.. First urine in the morning because that is when the beta HCG hormone is at its highest level in the urine.. I drank glasses of water to get the system running ;) Hehe..

So, to the toilet I go… First time peeing on the stick!! Woohooo… Of course I didn’t manage to complete all 5 sticks!! Hahahah.. Only 1. Geezzzzz..

I closed my eyes, no actually I peeped with one eye.. it took a while for the blue line to come out.. First line is out. Then there was a faint second line. I fainted for 3 seconds! Two lines.. two lines.. two lines.. Breathe Halina breathe… This is huge. I better breathe.. It was surreal. Then I get ready to work.. I was on call remember. Hubsy was already awake. He was in front of the computer reading news. I told him… “I think I’m pregnant” and showed him the stick that I peed on. (Haha.. cleaned of course!!) I think his jaw literally dropped… and the rest is history..

Here we are.. 4 years later..

Blessed..Photo credit to Rashidee Azman 


Happy Deepavali to all who celebrating.. Wishing you a wealthy, prosperous and delightful Deepavali. Happy holiday to the rest!!