4 Advices on From Our 4 Years of Marriage

Praise to Allah for all these years of good health and happiness. It has been 4 years of marriage for us. It has been a wonderful journey for me. I’ve learnt so much.. and missed  a lot more ;) Thank you S for all the love and patience. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for being a wonderful father to my children. I’m just blessed. Alhamdullilah..

Photo credit to Fuad Topa of CandidSyndrome

Many things I’ve learned along the way.. but since this is only our 4th year, I will share with you 4 lessons I’ve learned ;)

#1

First year of marriage is challenging!! It’s the year of adapting.. First few months are honeymoon phase but when the reality hits.. That’s when the challenges started. Most couples come from different background. Different up bringing. Different lifestyle. During courtship, we only see the best of each other. When our partner is at his/her best. But married and living together opens up a lot more. That’s the phase where you really get to know your spouse. The good and the not-so-good. We are only humans, remember!! 100% human, 0% angel. And we are no exception to that. We learn. We fight. We make up. And we adapt.

#2

Trust. No love can survive without trust. Period.

#3

Communicate. Just find time for each other. Talk, text, send pictures or FaceTime. Just do it. Even a small tiny matter. Like “Dah sampai?” or “Had lunch?”. It’s not about being nosy but to me it’s because I care. And he knows it. But ladies, there a fine line between care and clingy. Sometimes it can be misleading ;) Gotta be careful thou..

#4

Respect. This is the most important lesson in a relationship. Men need respect, women need love. It sounds simple but sometimes we (urmm.. I sometimes) took it for granted. It’s ok not to win an argument. Think about long term investment.. NOT short term glory. Seriously, no point of winning if one of you gets hurt. Always remember to go back to #3. But.. when you are doing #3, no screaming. Talk nicely!! Hahaha..

I’m still learning. We all do.

I’m sooo in my mushy mushy mood today. Hehe.. I kept repeating our wedding video again and again. Can’t believe we made it this far.

Praise to Allah for this blessed life. I wish you all the same..

XO

What’s In My Bag..

I went to Putrajaya this morning but when I reached there, I got lost because I didn’t see the sign boards, it was raining heavily and my vision while driving was very poor. Suddenly I was near PICC (Hahaha.. nope, I wasn’t supposed to go there!) Called up hubs for help.. then he asked me to switch on my Waze.. I was like.. duhhh.. why didn’t I think of that earlier :D

Anyway, when I reached the place that I wanted to go, it was still raining.. I needed an umbrella. Unfortunately, I left mine at home.. (why oh why..) the only umbrella that I have in my car way B’s Pororo umbrella. Hahaha.. I can’t go to government office in Pororo umbrella right? ;) So, there I was, stucked in my car while waiting for the rain to stop…

I was bored..

So, I did this video… I wanted to try this new app.. Hyperlapse where I can speed up the video faster..

Check this out.. Its called.. “what’s in my bag..”

I use Gin&Jacqie handbag organiser to make sure my bag doesn’t look or feel like a black hole. I’m a freak when it comes to organising stuff. Haha.. You can get yours here.

I have to have my note book. I have all this note taking apps what not on my phone but sometimes I just want to be traditional. Writing down ideas / my to-do / to-buy list is still the best. I got that note book from MPH. It comes with a very good advice from the bad girl next door.. Marilyn Monroe. She said.. “It’s better to be ridiculous than to be boring” ;D

Then, my card holder where I keep whatever cards I have, like membership cards, or discount cards.. And the pen.. Of course no point having a notebook without a pen.. and lipstick. My favourite lipstick brand is NARS. I have moved on from all these Israelis supporting products. I just don’t have the heart to buy anything that supports them. Even my trustworthy SKII. Yes, I am that fanatic. Geezzzz..

Moving on to sunglasses. Must have but rarely wears it. Haha.. and my Macbook compact mirror!! ;) Hubsy saw that one online and he ordered one for me!! So thoughtful ;) Haha.. And of course, my green reusable foldable groceries bag. Just in case if I need to go for emergency groceries shopping, I can help safe the world by not using plastic bag!! Yup, keep the world green for our children!! Haha..

On the inside, facial tissue, purse and iPad Mini.. I keep many books in my iPad Mini. Easy to read and carry around..

So, there you go.. What’s In My Bag..

What’s in yours??

XO

Lately on Barely Supermommy..

OMG!!

There’s too much spam comments on my blog. What do I do? Should I put up approval permission before each comments? (Seriously?) It will be tiring. I don’t have time to approve every single comments..

Any advice? -.-

And thank you for the good response on advertisement blog entry. I will reply to you as soon as I can. Time is just crazy jealous of me. I will, InsyaAllah.. Be patience with me please..

And here’s Tasha being cheeky..

Much love.. X

Moving On To The Next Level..

Dear Barely Supermommy readers..

From now on, I have agreed to include sponsored post in my blog. Of course it has to be related to parenting, mommyhood and me-stuff. I promise I will not write any review on spark plug, light bulb or anything like that. Definitely not my forte! It has to be relevant and beneficial to all of us.

Before this, I never knew I can reach where I am today, but after a while, I realised with all your supports, more that 11 million hits for over 3 years, almost 100k followers on Instagram and Facebook each. What is there not to be thankful for..?

I will write my honest opinion on stuffs. Pinky promise!

But I don’t think I’m gonna do that often. Probably twice a month or maybe less. Hahah.. Family comes first, right? Don’t worry.. you will still see B and T often. My problem nowadays, sometimes they move too fast, I don’t even have the time to grab the camera to capture the moment.

Anyway, I hope you’ll be supporting Barely Supermommy’s decision. I wouldn’t be where I am if it’s not because of you..

If you are interested, I’m contactable at barelysupermommy@gmail.com

Just a gentle reminder.. This blog is called Barely Supermommy… not Barley Supermommy! Hahaha…

Thank you.

Much love.. X

FB Page

Hi all!!

I haven’t been writing regularly like a good blogger should :D Well, I never was, anyway.. Since today I’m on my PM shift, that means I clock in at the hospital at 12noon and finish the operation theatre cases until 8pm.. So, I little extra time to spend in front of the computer.Time waits for no woman!!

(That why I need two computers :p)

This is what in front of me, right now.. The blog on big computer and one of the most brilliant app ever created, Omnifocus on the laptop. Seriously, that app helps to keep my life organized! (In case you didn’t know, Organize is my middle name! :D)

Owh, and my Secret White Kawaii Collagen drink!! Yes, that helps me a lot in my skin care department!!

Anyway, I just found out that someone made FB page for both my girls!! Hahah.. Yes, I googled them today! Hahaha..

This is Bella’s..

And this one is Tasha’s…

LoL.. Do they really need a FB page?

Anyway, for those who made it and liking it.. thanks! You are so thoughtful ;)

I just think that is cute! Hehe.. I will convey your message to them!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

XO

The Deadly Question!

Me: “Do I look fat? Am I fat? Do you think I’m fat?”

Silence. Then he giggled..

Me: “I’m serious.. Do you think I’ve gained some weight?”

He giggled..

Hubsy: “Pls dont ask me silly question..”

Me: “But S, I need your honest opinion.. Do you think I’m fat..?”

Giggled and giggled and giggled.. Still no answer..

Me: “I promise I tak marah.. I just wanna know…”

Giggled and giggled..

Hubsy: “Please dont ask me that kind of question..”

Giggled again..

Smart move!!

Gentleman.. If your partner asked you the deadly question..

Rule #1) Do NOT answer with a YES.. (What were you thinking??  )

Rule #2) Do NOT answer with a NO either!! (Hahah.. You must be mad!! )

Either way, you are in trouble. Just try your best to distract her! Good Luck!

XO