30 June 2014 (2 Ramadhan) - Cara solat terawih di rumah

Kalau korang ada anak kecik macam aku, confirm lah tak dapat nak buat Terawih kat surau/masjid..
Unless kalau anak korang jenis yang baik duduk diam kat sebelah...
Well, according to Daddy kalau dia bawak Qaiser pergi masjid elok je dia duduk diam ikut sembahyang kat sebelah...
Kalau solat fardhu boleh la kot..
Kalau terawih yang beberapa rakaat ni aku rasa lepas 4 rakaat je Qaiser akan mula bosan..
So memang la tak boleh bawak dia...
 
Aku pulak kalau nak terawih kat surau, confirm dia nak ikut..
Kalau dia ikut confirm aku tak boleh nak solat..
Sebab solat kat surau kena ikut imam nye..
Kalau imamnya laju, cepat la habis..
Dapat imamnya perlahan/baca surah yang panjang², lambat la habis kan?
 
Terasa rugi pulak kalau tak buat Terawih...
Bulan Ramadhan je la chance nak buat Terawih kan?
So buat la kat rumah...Lagipun untuk perempuan kan afdal solat di rumah...
 
Ni lah cara² terawih di rumah...
Semoga dapat membantu :)



* surah tu boleh baca surah yang kita hafal je.. tak semestinya ikut surah yang di papar kat dalam gambar...
 Kemudian ruku' dan sujud macam biasa..







 
Kalau ada yang salah tolong betulkan ye...
Sebab aku pun copy dari FB aje...
 
Selamat berpuasa!
 
XoXo
♥

27 June 2014 - Age of extinction! SPOILER ALERT

Semalam tetibe je Daddy ajak tengok Age of Extinction..
Pukul 10.30mlm!
Sudah nye Qis tak sekolah hari ni..
Ye la kalau pukul 1 lebih baru habis, baru sampai rumah, baru nak tidur, camne nak gi sekolah?
Cian Qaiser kena tinggal..
Memang plan nak bawak tapi menunggukan pukul 10 tuh dia pun dah tertido..
Takpe la baby, nanti ma bawak tengok citer Dragon OK!
 
Age of Extinction, Duration: 165 minutes!
Amik ko.. sampai lenguh² pinggang aku duduk 165 minit!
If you ask me, I would say the movie is just so-so..
Will not be my favourite Transformers movie..
It's just weird without Megan Fox's hotness and Shia Lebouf's geekie but athletic character...
Too much going on in a movie.. with the Galvatron, Dead Lock, dinobots and watching Ratchet died at the beginning of the movie is a bit of a turn off for me..
But the resurrection of Optimus Prime kinda brought the movie back to life..
And Bumblebee of course.
but that's about it.
 
Or maybe I didnt quite enjoy the story because I was tired and sleepy..
And the family who sat on the couple sit behind us just couldnt stop talking..
And who would bring babies to this kinda movie??
I dont know.
Go watch and tell me how it goes OK?
 
 
 
On another note, balik keje semalam ibu cakap takde air since 2PM..
This morning macam kejap ade kejap ada..pastu slow..
macam takde pressure gitu..
Yes yes, it's all over the news...
But what the heck.. you expect me to believe that power failure for 2 hours is causing this issue??
Seriously man..
Or are you just covering up for the you-know-who's stupid call a couple of months back?
 
Come on la... nak puasa nih!!
Haihh!! This is unaaceptable..
Whatever it is, I hope the issue can be rectified ASAP..
 
Because
1- serabut la tengok pinggan bersepah dalam sink
2- Tak boleh nak masak
3- Daddy upah kawan dia pasang tiles kat pantry belakang ni... Nanti camne nak cuci bersihkan sumer?? Nak buat keje kena pakai air gak kan?? Haihh salah timing..
 
Apepun, moga Allah permudahkan untuk umat manusia yang affected by the water issue..
Lelagi yang ada anak kecik!



 
Have a great weekend people!
 
XoXo


23 June 2014 - Daddy hits the 4 series

Today encik Daddy turns 40..
So yesterday we went to Kak Long's house in Damansara to celebrate Daddy's birthday with Tok Ma..
Tak de la party ke apa..
Kak Long masak ayam masak merah favourite Daddy..
And then we ordered pizza..
 
Qistina bought the cake for her Daddy with her own money that she has collected..
and dia jugak yang pilih cake tu untuk Daddy..
Mama tolong drive kan ke bakery shop je.. :P
 
So Daddy,
Happy Birthday!
Semoga panjang umur dan murah rezeki...
Thank you for being a good husband and father..
We love you!
 
 

*Mama blur blur je letak 5 candles.. bila tengok photo balik baru perasan mama letak 5 candles... What is wrong with me! :P

XoXo

20 June 2014 - Little Caliph School Fee 2015

Since Qaiser dah stop pakai pampers, everyday he will say, 'Mama, adik nak pergi sekolah...'
Fine. He will turn 4 next January anyway...
I guess it's time for him to start schooling.
Qis dulu 3 tahun aku dah hantar gi sekolah..
Itu pun tak plan..
Kebetulan ada Smart Reader Kids baru bukak kat belakang rumah...
Tau² ayah nye dah enroll masuk...
Sebab tak plan, tu yang terasa sesak nafas aku membayar school fees dia tetiap tahun from she was 3 sampai la dia masuk sekolah rendah..
Bila dia masuk darjah 1 je, terasa sangat leganya...
Sebab apa? buku tak yah beli.. yuran takde..
Tinggal beli uniform je.. dengan buku tulis..
Bye bye to RM1500 school fees every quarter year...
*faint*

So semalam aku pun mula la Google sekolah tadika Islam yang English base yang ada kat Ampang ni...
Kalau ada yang dekat dengan rumah aku lagi bagus..
Tetengok memang ada  Tadika Cahaya Raudhah yang menggunakan program Little Caliph..
Kiranya one of LC's branches la ni..
So aku pun call nak tanya berapa yuran...
sebab bila aku Google tengok dalam RM1K total untuk registration.. kira OK lagilah...
Lepas tu per month baru RM100++ je camtu lah lebih kurang..

So aku pun call.
Ni dia yuran:
Registration : RM200
Annual Fee (for events/stationaries/trips etc) : RM1000 - banyak agaknya plan untuk event dengan trip ye? kalau setakat stationary tu bape sen la sangat kan?
Semester fee (there are 2 sems) 1 Semester : RM1500 - Yang ni ikut suka.. nak bayar 3 bulan sekali pun boleh.. 4 bulan sekali pun boleh... gitu.. kiranya RM250 sebulan
Buku untuk 4 years old - RM119.00
Uniform : RM60 sepasang
Uniform untuk PE : RM31 sepasang
Uniform untuk sport : RM 24 sepasang
Insurance : RM10

Total masa registration + 2 pasang uniform + Sem fee for 4 months = RM2504
May & September kena standby RM1000 untuk semester fee lagi
Kali 3 tahun sampai dia masuk darjah 1...?

Sekarang kena tanya diri sendiri.. mampu??
Hahaha
Kalau hantar gi PASTI je kang tak adil plak..
Sebab Qis dah pergi SRK...

InsyaAllah boleh la..
Mama memang dah start menyimpan untuk sekolah adik pun..
Tapi tak boleh la nak shopping² sesuka hati lagi dah...
Huhuhu

Seminggu dua ni nak fikir² kan lah dulu..
Bincang² dengan encik Daddy...
Tapi aku tau... Encik Daddy mesti kata boleh punya lah..
Anything for his children's education katanya...
Hmph -_-'

XoXo

18 June 2014 - Lost

I love my job but lately I'm feeling a bit lost..
I am not a manager..
I used to have one until she is transferred to another entity in March but she was supposed to still supervise me remotely..
And she is not even that far!
Just a couple of LRT stations away..

Turns out when she started her new role in the other entity, she got caught up with a lot of work and was always busy..
Often I feel neglected..
But somehow she manage to make me feel like everything is OK when she came by the office every once in a blue moon.

I was assigned to a new manager effective 1st June.
Just when I'm starting to feel like things are going to be OK with this manager, they hired a new manager who will be replacing this manager.
Are you following me?

Anyway, now I am stuck with a few things on my list which are supposed to be handed over to the new manager by my old manager!
I mean that's why they allow the old manager to stay when the new manager comes in right?
To do the hand over??
Instead they just left them hanging...with me!
I AM NOT A MANAGER!
Why do you have such high expectations on me?
I dont know what to freaking do!

I need to talk to someone.

Not so XoXo

16 June 2014 - The weirdest birthday party ever..

Last Saturday Qis got a birthday party invitation from one of our neighbors..
Kad tu tulis from 8PM to 10PM and the venue is the condo's swimming pool...
So I thought mesti dorang ni book the hall by the swimming pool..
Aku & nenek pun agreed to accompany Qis and Qaiser..
Sebab Qaiser mesti nak ikut kakak dia..
 
So pukul 8 sharp kitorang pun pergi lah ke swimming pool tu..
Tengok hall tu gelap je.. Nasib baik aku tak dress up... pakai t-shirt and jeans je..
but we waited..
and waited..
and I finally told the kids, kalau by 9PM takde orang jugak, kita balik...
Ramai jugak bebudak condo tu tunggu..
Sian dorang..
 
Pukul 9-ish budak² ni kata the birthday boy is coming...
So aku pun bagi la lagi 5 minutes..
Nasib baik dorang datang..
Tapi bukan buat kat hall..
Just kat tepi kolam je - literally.
Siap ada swimming contest.. dah memalam tuh..
Memang takde la aku nak bagi anak² aku join...
 
It was OK...as long as the children werent disspointed..
10.30PM aku ajak bebudak balik..
tu pun tak habis lagi..
-_-'
Ada contest tiup belon... sand art.. tiup tepung..
At least the children had fun..
 
But Qistina demam semalam...
Tadi pagi² dah call suruh aku amik kat sekolah...
Still demam and pening katanye..
Nasib baik Daddy still ada kat rumah.. kalau tak EL lagi la aku jawabnya..

 



 
 
 
On Qaiser pulak,
This is him bullying atok on Father's Day... :P
Kami tak celebrate Father's day sangat coz atuk's birthday just passed.
And Daddy's birthday is in 2 weeks time..
So we'll just celebrate their birthdays..
cukup lerr...
Besides, we appreciate them everyday anyway kan?
:P
 
Alhamdulillah, last weekend Qaiser dah pandai wee wee kat toilet..
Tetau kang dia dah bogel and told us 'adik dah kencing dalam toilet..'
So kitorang pun check la kot² dia kencing kat memane... takde..
Spender and seluar dia pun elok kering...
Good boy!
Cumanya lepas tu syok pulak dia bogel.. -_-'
 
Aku train dia starting last weekend guna method yang setengah jam sekali bawak gi toilet..
On weekend je coz aku cuti.. sehari je on weekday Qis train dia coz of the school holiday..
Nak train on weekdays sian kat atuk and nenek nanti nak lap kencing dia...
This week dah OK... Alhamdulillah..
 
Time nak tidur je aku masih pakaikan pampers...
Belum confident lagi nak biar dia tidur pakai spender..
 
Sekarang nak train dia guna toilet seat untuk poo poo..
Dia takut jatuh dalam...
One step at a time ye adik?
 
XoXo
 

15 June 2014 - Dapur dah raya!

Last Friday I brought Qis to the office with me...
Activity biasa if she's on school holiday...
Aku suka bawak dia gi beli kain.. or jalan..
Lagipun sejak Qaiser ada dah jarang kitorang keluar berdua...
Tak sampai hati nak tinggal Qaiser kat rumah...
Accept for Fridays.. kalau cuti sekolah, it's the perfect time to spend some time with Qis alone..
Coz she has no problem waking up early in the morning..
And she likes to play in the office..

So Qis la yang teman aku gi Jakel..
Cari kain untuk langsir dapur and langsir pintu.. dah berapa tahun tak bertukar...
Lepas tuh jalan gi SOGO cari kasut dia..sebab kasut yang dia pakai dah tertangal plak tapak kat ofis... :S
Sudahnya jalan gi Jakel sampai SOGO pakai selipar jepun aku...
Nasib baik ada selipar jepun buat gi solat kat ofis...
:P



Semalam aku kejekan kain langsir untuk tingkap dapur tu...
Some calculations are required... sebab this is my first time jahit tiered curtain...
Selalu straight aje....
sekeping dah... :P

ukur & tanda

potong

jahit

Dah siap!

Yang atas je aku pakai hook...sebab dah ada rail..
Yang bawah aku pakai dawai langsir je..
Senang..

Nak raya esok tinggal cuci je pintu dengan tingkap tuh..

Ibu kata dah raya dah dapur.. :P

XoXo

11 June 2014 - Sometimes we just dont have to plan...

Yesterday was my dad's 64th birthday...
Tak delah plan apa pun... cuma kebiasaannya aku akan beli kek or belanja abah makan luar..
This year since my dearest sister tengah gila membaking (and she bakes yummy cakes too!) so I thought ape kata kalau kita order cake dari maksu je..
But she was kind enough to bake one for us :)
 
Aku balik kerja semalam tengok Daddy dah siap kemas rumah.. :D (Kan Daddy dapat MC 2 minggu sebab knee and ankle injury tu... )
Manyak syok pak encik tak yah kerja 2 minggu... huhu..
Anyway, when I reached home yesterday Daddy was cooking in the kitchen...
Kalau mood nye sampai, memang macam tu..
Rumah akan jadi squeaky clean..
kalau aku kemas pun tak camtu.. (honestly kemas rumah is not my forte)
Daddy masak sup daging je.. so aku masak la some sayur kacang peas and udang..
And I thought food pun banyak so just invite my sister makan sekali...
 
So atuk have all of his grandchildren around...
and he got a yummy red velvet cake for his birthday..
We hardly get to have family gatherings..
So bila time macam ni memang riuh la satu rumah...
 
Danial(my eldest nephew) is busy with whatever gadget that he can get his hands on..
Dania(my eldest niece) will be busy playing with Qis..
Danish plays with Qaiser..
And sweet little Mia will look for baby books..and bantal busuk.. they make her happy..! :)
And just having them around makes me happy!

 
 
The family..just l.o.v.e this photo..even though I'm not in it..

The yummy red velvet cake with cream cheese.. I love the frosting deco!

My beloved parents..

My parents and their grandchildren.. Ibu looks awefully thin kan?

 
Daddy's nephew dropped by with his 2 friends..
It was a suprise visit..
Nasib baik ada kuah spagetthy and macaroni..
Kalau tak, takkan nak bagi makan kek aje? :P
 
I was dead beat last night..
Didnt have enough sleep..
Sunday night tak cukup tido ingat nak cover on Monday...
Monday sebok kemas dapur...
Semalam busy layan tetamu tetau dah pukul 12AM..
Hopefully tonight I can hit the sack at my normal bedtime : 10PM..
 
XoXo


10 June 2014 - Oh my kitchen cabinet!!! Finally!

Yesterday my kitchen cabinet is finally done!
Qis la yang bagitau through WhatsApp.. Siap hantar gambar...
Nasib baik masa tu lagi half an hour nak balik...
Kalau tak restless la mama dia ni kat ofis tak sabar nak tengok cabinet baru... :P
Too excited! 



Now we have a lot of space to keep our things..

I am not thrilled with the tiles work..
But they did a very good job with the cabinets..
Actually abang yang buat cabinet ni memang specialized in cabinets only...
Tiles tu orang lain yang buat.. kawan dia kot?

The built in dish rack


So last night jenuh la mengemas pinggan mangkuk and tupperware² masuk dalam almari..
Bila dah siap pun ada 1 whole cabinet still empty..
I am a bit sceptic on whether the dish rack can hold that many dishes or not..
But my dad said of course they have tested the quality..
OK. Im gonna give it the benefit of a doubt..
Hopefully it iwll not cost me my pinggan mangkuk... :P


Black granite table top and Hadassah door panels

If you like the cabinet, you can deal with Abang Fakhri..
I will not reccommend him for the tiles work though..
He is the owner of Zonara Cabinet Industries
He has a factory in Rawang and his contact number is 0126146654
I like him because he is very flexible.. boleh la kalau nak mintak tolong tampal dinding pecah kat area cabinet tu ke ape.. Something like that...
The total number of days worked on this cabinet is around 6 or 7 days..
It's just that they came in like 2 days a week, that's why it seems like it is taking so long to complete it...

So there...
My experience with kitchen cabinet...
Having contractors coming to your house for renovation..
The thing that I cant stand was merely the dust that comes from the tiles cutting...
Other than that I dont have anything else to complain..

Next on the list, build in wardrobe..
Simpan duit dulu ye...
:P


P/S: It's my dad's birthday today.. Happy 64th birthday Abah! Semoga panjang umur dan diberikan kesihatan yang baik.. I am thankful that you are around, helping me with the kids and sometimes even having to put up with my mood swings... There is nothing that I can do to repay you.. I love you!
XoXo


9 June 2014 - I meant to sew a dress!!

Last weekend I managed to put the big bad procrastination aside and finished off my quilted cushion covers...
I completed them in half an hour!
:P

Tada~
I made 2 chevrons, 1 pin wheel and 1 broken dish...
Pin wheels and broken dish look almost the same if we dont separate them...
Hmm...

I posted a photo on Facebook and a friend of mine ordered one set for Aidilfitri...
I need to look for green fabrics.. hmmm
InsyaAllah kalau rajin...
I just have sooo much on my list! :P


And later that night I started to imagine an old red dress that I sewed for last year's Aidilfitri...
And decided to make one for Qis...
I quickly open my treasure box of fabrics and pull out this black embroidered piece that I bought from Jakel a long time ago..
It was a remnant.. And was on 50% less..
So I got it only for RM10 for 3.5meters...
Cheap huh?



But then decided I like the fabric so I'll sew one for myself instead..
So I started snipping off the body...
And then I worked on the skirt...
But when it's time to put the 2 pieces together, I hit the wall...
I just don't know how to put it together.!!
How about that!
It will look nice if I attached a black belt to it but I was too lazy...


So I sleep on it...
And continued working on it the very next day...

On Sunday I decided I'm just gonna ditch the whole dress and skirt...and just turn it into a cropped top...
I think cropped top is cool..
I just couldnt find a suitable ones at the mall...
What a good excuse to sew one! :P



So I worked on the bodice.. and the sleeves...
I imagine the sleeves to be a bit more puffier though...
And put them together... and voi la!

I got my self a cropped top... and lot more fabric balance that I can turn into Qis's skirt or my pants..
We'll see..




Sooo much for a dress!!!
Maybe next week..

XoXo

7 June 2014 - 25 Signs You're Succeeding At Life aka 3 things I am thankful for..

The first thing that I read this morning was this article: 25 Signs You're Succeeding At Life (Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It)
And then I realize that these are the things that I should be thankful for...
These are all my rezeki..

Some of the points that I like are:

  • You may not have as much money as you want but you live a rich life. - I remember the first few years of marriage... We got Qistina soon after.. we didnt have a car.. we didnt have a house.. Taking her to McDonald's once a month was luxurious enough... but she grew up a happy girl.. Look at us now, we are not rich but money is the least of our problem.. We make just enough every month but it is enough.. I couldnt ask for more...Alhamdulillah..
  • Where you live feels like home. - Checked. It's not a big bungalow.. it's just an apartment.. we called it home when Qistina were 3.. We have made so much memories here..  He loan it to us for the moment.. And we are thankful for that..
  • You have moments where you appreciate who you see in the mirror. - I dont even have to elaborate on this point. :) Qaiser joined us when Qis was 7... I never imagine myself having 2 children.. but now I cant imagine not having him around...! 
Anyway, kalau rajin bacalah other points at the link...
Perhaps you'll find some points that you can relate to and be thankful for them... :P

Back to daily life stories.. Semalam cuti replacement coz hari ni Public Holiday (Daulat Tuanku! )
Aku manalah boleh duduk rumah tak buat ape..
Nak menjahit, tak tau mood dah ke mana?
Everyday I wake up and say I will sew today... never happen..
Then I'll feel incomplete at the end of the day for not sewing... *sigh*

So yesterday, I took the kids to One Cinema-again..
Kitorang tengok Maleficent.. I have to say I love this version of Sleeping Beauty the most!
Tak yah lah nak mention pasal Angelina Jolie... She has been my idol since forever!
With her humanitarian acts and all that..
Bila berlakon watak baik gini laaagi la aku terpikat dengan dia..
:P

Lepas movie aktiviti wajib, let them play kat Jungle tuh for an hour..
I like to see it as letting them exercise in their magical kingdom...
At least when they are all grown up, they will remember it as one of their sweet memories with their mama.. :P

It is so hot outside today...Nak pegi kedai stock up grocery pun malas...Pepetang skit lah kot.
Qistina suddenly feels like crafting so I let her..
Of course Qaiser pun nak join..
Saje mengacau kejap before his minds are diverted to his new little busses...
He played with the mat that I sewed for him before diverting his attention to Charlie and Lola on HyppTV..
As for me, I am going to enjoy the quietness while it lasts..
Nak lepak-lepak depan mesen jahit antik aku tu kot kot mood menjahit nak mai...




Have a great weekend!
I know I will...

XoXo

6 June 2014 - Toilet time!!!!

A few months ago we got excited and tried to train Qaiser  to stop wearing pampers...
I didnt have the patience of course... So everytime Qaiser peed, aku akan marah dia..
Macam aku just expect dia to tell everytime dia nak wee wee...
He did tell lah...but after he has peed...
Hm.
So I gave up and put him on pampers again...

Yesterday tetiba je macam nak try again...
But this time, I set an alarm on my phone to every 30 minutes...
Every time the alarm goes off, I'll say Toilet time!! and take him to the toilet..
Semalam accident count, 2 kali...

Today... so far none. But its only 1.45PM...
Hopefully by end of the week, Qaiser dah pandai pergi toilet on his own (ye laaaa mamaaaa!)

Qis dulu senang je...
Both of them dah pandai cakap by 2 and half years...
Qis pun 3 tahun dah stop pakai pampers...
2-3 hari je train lepas tu dah OK...
Dunno why Qaiser ni degil sikit...

Sama jugak dengan ajar Qis mengucap...Al-Fatihah...solat...
Semua aku ajar dia baca sebelum tidur...
Lama-lama dia hafal semua..
By 7 dah pandai solat dengan betul...

Qaiser ni nak ajar mengucap sebelum tidur kekadang kena berperang dulu dengan dia, baru dia nak ikut...
Haih adik...
he is definitely going to Islamic base school..
Qis went to Smart Readers and yes, she can read, spell and what not by the time she is 7.
All ready for primary school..
Qaiser..aku rasa it's good for him to have Islamic base because he is a boy..
He will lead the family one day...
Wahhh terjauh plak peginye mama ni ye...
:P

InsyaAllah. We can just plan kan?
And hope for the best for our children..

Ops...it's Toilet time again!!

XoXo

3 June 2014 - Oh my kitchen cabinet!!! Part 6

This is how it looks like when the contractors left my house last Friday...
Serabut kan?
Hmm sabar je lah...


Yesterday they didnt come...
It's fine... I know they are juggling a few jobs..
Tapi encik kontraktor, kalau seminggu mai 2 hari, bilaaa la nak siap dapur ceq???
Hmmm

Tadi dorang datang, siapkan table top...
Semenggah sikit rupenye...
Walaupun honestly, the tiles' job is not as neat as I would like it to be...
Tak pe lah..
Malas nak bising-bising...



Esok dorang tak mai... sebab aku dengar abang tu cakap kat Daddy yang dorang akan mai hari Khamis...
Hopefully mai hari Khamis tu nak pasang kabinet pulak...

XoXo