Tasha Is 1!!

Alhamdulillah..

Time really flies. Tasha is one year old today..

MasyaAllah, God gave us this cheerful, bubbly little girl to our family. I have no words to describe my feelings towards this little angel. When we first had Bella, I thought I have given my all to her. All my love that I have inside me, all for Bella. Before Tasha was born, I was worried I could not give Tasha as much love as I had for Bella.. simply because I have given all to B!! To my surprise, I was wrong.. the love just grow and grow and grow.. and I equally love these two girls so much, not even an ounce less between these two.

Subhanallah.

I guess that what mommies do, right?

To love..

Happy birthday Tasha!!

I love you more than you ever know..

XO

Meeting Amenakin

Hi all..

How’s 2014 has been treating you?

Hope everyone is doing great!

I’m oncall today, blogging from maternity OT oncall room right now ;) Please God let me have a quite call today. My plan is to google more healthy recipes to cook at home. Haha.. Yes, that’s part of the new year resolutions!! I’ve been a good girl still (girl??). Attended my gym session regularly. Thank you S for taking care of the children while I’m away!! He has been so understanding and helpful. And keeps me motivated! (P/S I love you, S!)

On the other hand, last week I attended a ‘meet-and-greet’ session with Amenakin. For those who doesn’t know her, Amenakin is actually a Youtuber (is that what you called it?) She has her own youtube channel called Amenakin. Her real name is Amena from the UK. She vlog (vlog = video blog, I think so!)) mostly about muslimah fashion, how to wear tudung, make-up, cooking and also issues related to us, ladies and religious issues as well.

I started to watch her Youtube channel when I wanted to learn how to wear tudung.. Yup, Youtube was my guru! Haha.. To my surprise, I actually like her personality. If you watched her videos, you know she is a beauty with brain, kind-hearted and a mommy too! She’s just a good role model for young ladies out there.

Did I tell you she runs an online scarf business as well?  She designed her signature scarf called hoojab! It’s very simple, practical and covers our aurah. Click here to find out more.

Amena came down to Malaysia last week for a meet-and-greet session with her fans. It was hosted at Food Foundry in SS17, in PJ. That’s Amena. Beauty inside out, masyaAllah!And this is her husband, Mr Osama.

Both of them are super nice and friendly and humble. They have been married for 7 years and this is their first time leaving their children at home back in the UK. And they are still like lovebirds!! And fortunately, our seats were in front of her seat! Thank you Za for dragging me to sit in front! (Yes, that’s Dr Zahilah Filzah of doktorbudak.com) Haha.. Yes, she insisted to sit there. She dragged me! Haha.. and that beautiful lady on my left hand side is NOT Amenakin. But she looked like her (for God sake, I thought she was Amenakin initially!). That beautiful lady (did I mentioned that before?) is MyaZulkifli. She’s a student, model and make-up artist herself. Interesting isn’t it? And to be honest, she does look like Amena!!

Owh, and that empty white chair where Amena was seated before she was stolen by other fans! Haha..

I thought of waiting till the end before snapping pictures with her but OMG, it was too crowded and the rest of the girls didn’t seems to want leave her at all! I had to leave the place considering it was almost 10.30pm at that time and my husband already sent a picture of him and the children having fun at home! Haha.. (Yes, that’s how he hinted me to come back! Funny right? But it works all the time!!)

So, Amena, we shall meet on Youtube again, InsyaAllah!

XO

The Laid-Back and The Clean-Obsessed!

Another outing day..

This time the girls get to enjoy the beach!!

We were in PD yesterday evening. It was just a day trip. We drove down to PD after lunch and already back in KL by 7pm. Both grandparents came and join us together with their cousins. We had real fun, we brought food from home, with tikar.. had our teatime under the tree. It’s just so nice to be together with the family enjoying the nature..

To our surprise, we gotta know Tasha is such a laid-back child. She loves running around (ok, not really running but walking..) with her barefoot enjoying the sand. She just sit on the sand and started to play with it (and that includes putting it in her mouth!! Haha..)

That one definitely she got it from her daddy!!

She doesn’t even bother the sand in between her toes. She loves it!!

And that’s her enjoying the waves and wet sand on her own. No drama at all!!

And Bella, on the other hand… is a clean-obsessed!! (Like mommy!! Hahah..)

She wanted to build a sand castle but doesn’t want her hands to get dirty. Haha.. I had to sit down with her and slowly make her touch the sand and explain to her it’s ok that her hand is dirty. It takes time but towards the end, she’s getting better at it!

And to get her into the water, is another episode of drama. Maybe the waves scares her. She’s only convinced to go into the water when I told her the sea is just a huge swimming pool.. Hahahha.. It’s true isn’t it??

And she believes me!!

Owh, and my sister (Dr Hamizah) is back in KL for her maternity leave. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last September, Rhea Aireen, now 3 months old. Here she is with her babatok..

Check out her thigh!! Yummehhh!!!

It was definitely a memorable day for all of us. Since we had too much fun.. and Bella needs more beach-training (hehe..) we definitely gonna do this more often!! ;)

X

The Best Birthday Gift!!

This is the best birthday gift ever!

I asked B to sing for me again  and again and again until she got fed up and changed from “mommy” to her name.. Hahaha..

I’m so blessed. Alhamdulillah..

XO

Another Animal-Friendly Trip

It’s family outing time again!!

Both me and my husband are on leave until next year!! Haha.. January 1, 2014 is in 3 days time!! After that, we will be back to our daily work. I guess every parents are the same, we try to spend as much time as we could with our children. To compensate back with our busy schedule!! So, we use these days to bring our girls out. Yes, we have plans for ever single day until new year!!

Today, we went to KL Tower.. Nope, not the tower itself, I don’t think our girls would appreciate KL Tower yet but we went to the Animal Zone at the base of KL Tower.. 

This is just a small place where they keep exotic / rare breed animals. Just a friendly reminder, this place is definitely not a stroller-friendly area. The floors are made of wood and rocks. Too bumpy and small to manouver a stroller (and we brought two! Huh!)

When I say exotic.. this is what I meant with exotic.. hairy spider..

Two headed turtle..

and tokay gecko!!!

Yup, I still remember the computer game called Gecko I played when I was a lot younger. Got really excited when I first saw this lizard.. Haha..

These is one of the smallest snake they have here.. there was also a huge phyton and albino phyton.. probably bigger than me!!

These tortoises are my girls favourite..

But nothing beats Bella’s obsession with chicken.. Hahahha..

Next to the Animal Zone is the Aquarium@KL Tower. Again, not a good idea with stroller because the place is quite congested (but we survived!)

This place is really dark. The lighting comes from the aquarium. Hence the poor quality pictures.

Getting two toddlers to smile for a camera is really difficult!!

It was a short trip but we had fun! And tomorrow, if it doesn’t rain, we will be by the beach!! InsyaAllah..

XO

Self-Love Notes

Few more days before the new year!!
I just love New Year resolution!! There is just something about starting a new year and telling yourself “I’m gonna make this year about bla, bla and bla..” I don’t know how long it will last but at least I have my objectives.. and ALWAYS aim high!! Yes, that’s what I always do.. Aim high! Like an old saying…” Aim for the stars, you might end up with an astronaut!” Haaa.. I just made that up! What I meant is.. aim for the best, if you don’t get it, you know you’ve tried your best..!
Or maybe you can say.. “At least niat tu ada…” Hahaha…
There are few things I need to focus this time.. and the most important thing is to slow down the aging process. Not that I don’t want to grow old.. but I just want to grow old gracefully. I don’t want to look like I’m still 19, I just want to look appropriate for my age. Is it too much to ask for..?
Two of the few things I want to do this year, my skin and fitness level!
Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! Always make time to exercise.
That’s my new mantra. Health is wealth (except that you can’t buy handbag with health! Haha..) but seriously, your health is important in long term run.. It helps to prevent you from lifestyle-related disease like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease… (that’s the doctor-side of me!!) If you’re not healthy, how can you take care of others. And the perk of being fit, is that you’ll lose all the baby fat.. hello toned body!! This baby fat that clings to my body is killing me… If I gained 5kg after every delivery, can you imagine me after 10 children?!! Haaaa…
And then, comes the skin care part.. the most common question I get in my email, blog, tweeter. The number one principal of skin care is always prevention is better than cure (well, that is applied to medicine too!) So, it’s always better to do something today than waiting for it to happen.
As you get older, you’ll notice you need more ‘maintenance’ than when you were in your 20′s!! I can get away with just basic stuff like cleanser, moisturiser and sunblock in my 20′s.. But now, I have to add serum, eye cream, skin supplement and God knows what!! Hahaha.. Yes, as much I hate to admit, that is the fact. I need all the help I can get.
My favourite serum is the SKII Treatment Essence aka the Miracle Water.
I have been using it for almost 10 years, I still remember my first bottle of SKII, it was in 2003, I was in my fourth year medical school and my boyfriend-now-husband bought for me!! Hahaha.. I was so into it until now.. And yes, I spent my JPA scholarship on SKII Miracle Water!! :D
Favourite eye cream… Haih.. I’m not really sure about that. I haven’t found anything that I’m really fond of. I notice that the skin around my eyes looks good when I have enough sleep (which is rare!!) I still haven’t found anyone sell “enough-sleep-in-a-bottle” serum yet.. So, right now, the search is still on…
And skin supplement.. Currently I’m taking this Secret Skin White Kawaii Collagen which has high content of anti-oxidant and stem cells (I need all the help I can get, remember?)
Yes, anti-oxidant is very important in slowing down aging process, in fact it is very good in preventing cancer. Considering our daily lifestyle is highly exposed to free radicals in the environment, supplement of antioxidant is definitely the answer. You can get yours from here..
Of course there’s also new resolution for my career, mommyhood (that includes reading books for B and T every night when I’m not oncall!!) and being a wife (does a promise not to wear ugly but comfy t-shirt at home considered as a resolution?? Haha..) and probably I should be more consistent in writing in my blog!
OK, enough of my new year resolutions. We have a few more days to go before starting fresh in 2014. I’m soooo in my holiday mood right now. Getting together with family is definitely in my agenda.
Happy holiday to all of you!
May Allah bless us all.. InsyaAllah…
XO