Happy Mother’s Day!

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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[Matching mommy-daughter tops from KupadioKL. Both available here.Β ]

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..

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She is my mother. I always think “What would mama do if she was in my position..” Β 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!

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The Logic of a 3 Year Old

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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 Β you will have moooooore money!”

How I wish this life is a simple like that..

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I Need Help!

Help..

I can’t take this off..

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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.

So how?

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..

Any advice?

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Kursus Bahasa Melayu Intensif Hari Pertama

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Satu, dua, tiga, empat, lima, enam, ujuh, lampan, sembilan, sepuluh! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Ada pulak coach yang lupa cakap melayu hari ni! πŸ™„

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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…

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Erny’s Baby Shower

At PiecesByRaeesa Anonymous meeting..

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

Hehehehehe…

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…

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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!

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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!

Hahah..

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

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