I’m post call today. A little bit cuckoo head.. didn’t sleep much last night..
Earlier today, while I was chilling at home after work, I got a phone call from Bella’s kindie teacher. She was just calling me to ask about few things, and one of it is whether Bella has Chinese name.. (Bella goes to Chinese kindie btw..)
I was errrr… surprise! Didn’t think of that when we register for her birth cert! I asked her laoshi (teacher in Mandarin, forgive me if my spelling is wrong) why she needs extra name. She said just for fun, for writing purposes…
Then I got excited. I immediately thought of a name… I was so close to tell the laoshi that Bella’s Chinese name is Zhang Ziyi ! Hehehehe..
But I didn’t..
But Zhang Ziyi’s face in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon appeared in my (cuckoo) head..
I tried to think straight. So I told the laoshi that I will figure it out tonight.. and guess what, another Chinese name appeared in my (cuckoo) head!!
Mulan…! Bella’s Chinese name will be Mulan!
Of course I didn’t tell that to her laoshi.. 😅
When my husband is back, I told him about figuring out Chinese name for Bella… and of course I told him about my brilliant idea.. Zhang Ziyi and Mulan 😄 He was speechless, probably amazed with my thinking ability despite lack of sleep. He suggested we ask our Chinese friends who really knows about Chinese name 🙄
Here is B’s video for her daddy when my husband was away travelling last week.
I just wanna say Hello 🤗
I haven’t been writing for the longest time, so… Hello!!!
First of all, Salam Maal Hijrah, may this year will be better for us than before. Always aim to be better. Thank God for the public holiday… thats the beauty of being Malaysians, right! One race celebration, others can get holiday!! Hehe..
As some of you might know, S is travelling right now, he is in Vienna for Association of Space Explorers (ASE) Planetary Congress. The membership to ASE is open to individuals who have completed at least one orbit of the Earth in a spacecraft! Hahahaha… I haven’t even completed one round of Malaysia in any kind of vehicle! 😃
Bella and T both doing great, alhamdulillah. They grow up very fast! T is such a chatterbox! I was always worried if Tasha grew up to be a quiet person, because Bella obviously, as the kakak, likes to do the talking and making decisions for her little sister. I’m afraid that T will not speak as much… turn out I was wrong. Totally wrong! T is very cheeky, likes to play tricks on others, super happy go lucky and very good at fake-crying to get attention!
This photo is actually a face swap photo! I swapped B and T’s face.. So now B’s face on T and vice versa. And I think they look alike!! Hahaha…
To be honest, I don’t have anything interesting to tell but I just wanna get back the mood of writing here. Kinda rusty I have to admit.
Till then, you take care of yourself. Glad many of us will not have Monday blues today.. and good luck with Tuesday blues!!
I have to admit I am not a perfect mother. Sometimes I refused to spend time with my kids because I was too tired, even when I tried, I fell asleep during our play time. Sometimes I raised my voice to them when they were making mess even when I knew it was part of their learning process. Sometimes I ignored them because they asked me “why mommy?” for the seventeenth time in a row. Sometimes I fell asleep before them when I was supposed to be reading their bedtime story.
I am guilty of not spending enough time with them. I am guilty of raising my voice to them. I am guilty of not being the angel for them like I was supposed to be.
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I have a lot of flaws… but somehow my girls still think I am the best mommy in the world. My girls were the one who taught me how to be a mother. It is tough. It doesn’t come with manual instruction. I just have to learn to do it with my instinct. The instinct that every mothers were blessed with. That is the magic of being a mommy. After almost 5 years being a mommy, I am still learning and trying to be a better person for them. I believe that is motherhood.
Every time I want to do something, one person will come to my mind..
She is my mother. I always think “What would mama do if she was in my position..” She is just so inspiring. The more I think about her, the more I know how much she had sacrifice for us when we were growing up.
Today, I would like to wish my maa, umi and all mommies out there a Happy Mother’s Day.
I love you, maa..
And if you are asking me whether I am having breakfast in bed served by my girls today, the answer is no. I’m oncall. I am not even spending time with them at home. Guilty as charged. But I brought the cards that Bella and Tasha drew for me to work today! Less guilt now 😝
Enjoy your Mother’s Day!
This cheeky girl… really has her own way of stealing her mommy’s heart. Always smiling and teasing and really turning my world upside down (read: crazehhhh!)
Last week, she asked me whether I bought a present for for like the day before that… Trying to be sensible, I said “Mommy can’t be buying you present everyday. Mommy will run out of money, then we don’t have money to buy food and clothes”
Then this 3 year old girl innocently said… “Mommy, maybe you should buy new money. Then you will have moooooore money!”
How I wish this life is a simple like that..
I can’t take this off..
Bella decided Tasha has been a good girl and rewarded her with lots and lots of stamps on her legs.. both of her legs!!
I don’t dare to use any harsh soap or detergent obviously because Tasha is still a small kid. The thought of scrubbing it with berus sabut actually crossed my mind but she doesn’t like it even with loofah.
I only managed to get rid about 50% of it. Hubby said, it’s ok.. the rest will disappear later. But when is later?? When she is 17? Hahaha..
Satu, dua, tiga, empat, lima, enam, ujuh, lampan, sembilan, sepuluh! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Ada pulak coach yang lupa cakap melayu hari ni! 🙄
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”
“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…