Sunday, April 28, 2013

Iron man 3 movie date

Assalamualaikum wbt...

Yesterday, we finally caught up with our laundry, finished up some chores,do some cooking and even change the old curtain to a new one which is literally not so new. Aulia' swimming class was postponed to another two weeks because her swim coordinator was out of the town this week and next week will be the Malaysia's election day. So she could rest and goyang kaki for two weeks!

Then we lie down on the bed after lunch, looking at each other while Aulia' was sleeping..
"It had seemed like forever since we'd been to the movie" hubby said to me.
"Okay, I nak tengok Iron Man tonight please please please!!" 

So hubby agreed, and that night we went out to watch Iron Man 3. Since house chores takes up so much of our time it will be nice to get out. 


We managed to get the tickets at 10.15 pm..I know its a bit late but we purposely want it so that Aulia' would sleep all the time and not distracting other people in the cinema. Well, that's the trick I'm telling you..breastfeed+air conditioner! She would definitely sleep like a baby, well literally she is a baby. 

In another hand, I was too notch to watch the hot Tony Stark in action and her old, I mean old girlfriend Pepper Pots. This time Gwyneth Paltrow look super hot especially in scenes where she completely kicks butt and walks around in her sport bra look seemingly after everything has come to an end. This has seemingly came an influence to my my dear husband when he requested me to wear like Pepper. @#$%


This playboy hero trying to become romantic when he bought a giant rabbit for his girlfriend. He's action was quite funny when he was waiting for Pepper for dinner that night. It seems like their doing great until Tony get caught spying her meeting the genius guy working with the AIM he rejected back then in 1999, Aldrich Killian.

How can an Iron man sit like this while waiting for his girlfriend?!


Aldrich Killian then turn to a badass villain and created the Mandarin character out of his boredom brain and stupidity. He's probably the weakest villain yet in the universe of The Avengers. He's evil plan are definitely well thought out and has created the climatic battle. 

You'll be super shock when you know that the Mandarin character was actually a made up character by Aldrich killian and the proxy was actually a drug addict. The plot twist is seriously hilarious, especially in the introduction of Trevor Slattery (the proxy) to the whole drama in midst of all horror and seriousness that has been roaming around the air. You see..its like "Hello Mr. President, call me in 20 second or I'll kill this man in the national television!!"-while speaking in his British accent and fiery face. Lol..its a crime shame when you'll actually find out this guy is lunatic, womanizer, a stage actor that was force to live on the streets after his drug habit bankrupted him but Aldrich Killian came to him and offered him a new life in exchange for pretending to be "the Mandarin" for the cameras. Feeling like ROTFLMAO..


Overall verdict, I enjoyed the overall story plots, snappy comedy and exciting action amid the clutter  but I've been hoping it was as good as Iron Man 2..

Monday, April 22, 2013

Third swimming lesson was a success

Assalamualaikum wbt..

Aulia' third swimming lesson was last weekend. I was pretty sure she would hate it and I was bracing myself for what could be the longest 20 minutes of my life. 

Instead, this was Aulia' literally climbed up the lobby coffee table while we waited for the class before us to finish.

This week, hubby managed to join in with us for the swimming class. And a perfect weather just add up to a wonderful day! Although last night Aulia' woke up in the middle of the night with a slight cough we still took her to the pool. She was in a good spirits and did such a great job! Blowing bubbles..dunking under water...and lots of kicking!

The lead swim coordinator, Mr. Jordan gave instructions to hubby on what to do for this session. Hubby need to jumped around the pool and to make sure the water level reached to Aulia's chin. Hubby did it few times and Aulia' swallowed the pool water. She has been extremely sensitive to water in her ears and on her face. It wasn't until hubby dunked her in the water and got her head wet that she finally accepted the whole water on your face thing. We all watched her eyes grew wide and her face had that look of "I'm about to completely freak out now!!" so all of us on the sidelines cheered and clapped and exclaimed how awesome it was and that was that. From that moment on she happily put her face in the water and pride when she got her face wet for her instructor. Phew, that was a huge hurdle that we just crossed!









This week lesson was totally a success. We are signed up for three more weeks of swim lesson in mid-May. Boo and papa will give full support of you dear! Xo

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lunch date with the bestie!

 Assalamualaikum wbt..

It's time like this that I miss my besties the most.. We need to catch up over dinner, a night out of talking and gossiping, a night out of just plain catching up. I have SO many things to talk about and share, like seriously-it's time to meet up. Its been 6 years since we graduated! I only meet up with WaniMael, Taibah and Jay during our Master's in UPM. 

I miss you guys, for real..
This photo was taken back then in 2008. Fathi was the one on the left side, WaniSof, Jay, Taibah, WaniMael and Ain..missing here is Ekin and Azfar. By the way Fathi get married to Ekin. What a small world!

Hard to imagine that WaniSof and Ekin is going to have baby No.2!! Ain and Jay's first born is almost 1 year old. Where did the time go?!omg.

So last week we had a group chat in Facebook and decided to meet up. Unfortunately WaniSof couldn't make it coz she's in Sarawak teaching in Uitm Kuching. The rest was busy so I only manage to meet up with Ain and her husband Muin which is also our Uni mate. We decided to have a lunch together since Muin is free this weekend and just came back from a course in Kuantan. We go back to what I lovingly refer to as the "Entech Days" when we were all adorable and skinny and slightly crazy.

As we chatted during the lunch date, we realized we are indeed getting old. Lol. We are all dragging our butts after a workweek and for the most part would like nothing more that to curl up with a good book on our days off. Being with the children of course. 

This is Nur Iman, Ain's first born. I introduced Iman to Aulia' and apparently they bonded very well. Aulia' also called her 'Adik'. Too cute!




 Meeting old friends are always nice, To catch up on new developments, catch up on old times and old gossips and just to renew the friendship. 

We talked a lot of what's going on in our life and work. We even talked about going on a weekend of cheap holidays some day with babies so much so that I suggested the ladies come over to KL for weekend.


The 2 hours that we spent today passed by too fast too. Before we knew it, our babies and husband call signify that it was time to go home. Sigh..gonna miss my besties and hope that weekend trip become a reality one day! 

P/s: To Ekin, Fathi, WaniSof, Azfar, Taibah, Jay and Wani Mael..I'm looking forward to meet you guys and your babies of course!!! 

Anyway, baby girl requested to go shopping.  Lol. We asked her is she wanted to go home and she said 'NO!'. I ended buying her a fairy wings in Toys r' us and she helped me carry it to the counter, tip-toed to put the fairy wing on the counter before saying 'Nah' to the cashier! After I paid for it, I passed her the bag and she said 'Thank uuuu'. Super love my child when she's not annoying the crap out of me.




Hubby turned to me and said 'Oh no what have you done to my girl' and I said 'well looks like I have created an awesome shopping partner for myself and together we shall set out to spend your money" Bhahaha!

Mommy-Baby shopping duo-yup that's us!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cute Gwiyomi..

Assalamualaikum wbt..

Very recently SILs and myself had a conversation in our Whats-App group regarding this Gwiyomi thing. I was totally blank and had no idea on this. So I googled it up and found this on youtube...the video has gone viral on the net actually..




This is totally cute. Aulia' insisted to watched this hundreds time!..SIL requested that I make a video on Aulia' doing the Gwiyomi.. 
Haha ..I'll bet she's only going to shake her heads but surprisingly Aulia' did the No. 6 step and end up sucking her fingers! LOL..


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Aulia' being girly with BBluvsme

Assalamualaikum wbt..

I somehow forgot to update about this but a few months back, my darling girl decided to become girly by embracing her dresses, hair accessories and all things girly. I'm not sure if its just a phase but I'm happy nevertheless. Let the shopping begin!! I've seriously not bought her any dresses in a LONG time okie.

There was a time where she rejected her dresses and would scream whenever I try to put on anything remotely girly on her. In the end, we resorted to mostly two piece clothes and worst still, she would insist on picking out what she wanted to wear and that would be mostly t-shirts, clothes used for home!
Dressing her up then was truly a nightmare. Now I know how my parents must have felt when I was in high school and only wanted to wear baggy clothes like a boy. After I hit Uni and transformed into being more feminine, all I ever wanted to wear were a more appropriate clothes and back then I was a mere size XS/S so whenever I tried on clothes I would pray they would not be loose but NOW, I pray they would not be tight just so to hide my fats so yes now I'm back to baggy clothes. Circle of life and story of my life eh. Please tell me you can relate!

I digress.

So you cannot tell how it was a total 'yeehaa' moment when she actually let me put on the hair clip on her and let it stay on her head!

Animal print hair clip in Pink and Black from Girls

This was taken right after she woke up on the morning during the weekend. I tied her hair up with 2 clips at the side and it stayed on for longgg time until we went out for lunch that is. Can't have em all but at least she's happy with Ibu touching and playing with her hair now. I cannot believe how grown up she looks as well, sigh.


Orange top & Animal Print Skirt from BBluvsme

Dressy dressy baby girl she is not! But I can also sense that she prefers less complicated dresses that are light and airy. This girl's turning out to be quite the carefree hipster soul if you ask me. But I seriously fall in love with the cute animal prints on her skirt tho.


Moving on...


I came across this awesome pink top with flowers on the shoulder when I was browsing at bbluvsme. I stole some time off and actually grabbed it before it sold out! So how comfy she is?! I got her to model it as soon as she woke up. Usually it's no easy task since Ms Grumples needs time to cool off but she immediately obliged.


Again the animal print. What do you think? A bit too much or totally effin unique? Le sigh, if only I could work as a buyer in a kiddie store. I think that would bring me so much joy.


Elysa Summer dress-Brown & Pink Zebra from BBluvsme

I'm also loving this 18 months and over age now. As a baby, Aulia' wasn't the easiest baby to manage with her constant restless-ness and fussiness but now, it's safe to say that she is MUCH more manageable now that she understand things a whole lot better i.e., wearing dresses and styling. Just a month ago my mom was saying how much Aulia' has grown up and I couldn't agree more!  She certainly can express herself (occasionally she goes off tangent and cries so I ask her to TELL Ibu what you want instead of crying away and it works) so it's easier for us to do a lot of things like hang out longer in the mall or attend to errands with baby in tow.
This week we'll be attending her third swimming class together *finger crossed* she will be well behaved and enjoys herself!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fashionvalet.net

I am not one that usually gravitates toward cutesie laces on shoes. I have avoided the whole "laces shoes" fetish (not because I don't think it's adorbs, but because I just didn't think I could pull it off!) and I've stayed away from too cute colors...

..untill I stumble upon this.

Black Lace Peep Toe by Kiss & Tell..

and I think it's cute if it is paired with the Black Embossed Pants by Nichii.

Black have found themselves among my most favorite colors, totally and completely due to the fact that I'm not that light-skinned..So a black pants with an embossed, paired with a black lace shoes, was just too good to pass up!! 

Anything black and lace inspired always has me reaching for my outrageous accessories. I know it's the safe choice, and I'll be more than happy to come up with some unexpected twists for this shoes in outfits of the future, but as an introduction? No, I wanted to really hit it home. No fail solution.

Folks, this pants fit like a glove! I am in love! I'm not just saying that, either. I could not be more impressed with how it turned out..the pants was fitted, exactly. The bottom poofed out as was perfectly demonstrated on their website. Suddenly, I'm all Kim K up in this joint. 

There are pockets, too. I love pockets. Hello mommy stuff..tissues for the baby's runny nose? Check. Random little weird toy to occupy the fussy kid? Check. Shillings? Check. 

These pockets are deep, peeps.

If you wanna see more outfits of interest swing on by FashionValet.com to check out Vivy and her fabulous blog..it's one of my favorites to visit, she is super cool, and this outfit is being featured (among others) there!

The best part is that the packaging got my feminine twist all inspired! Who's and which retails outlet will warn you to handle their extremely fashionable items with utmost style huh? 

FV do!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Shopping for fun!


Shopping is not only for shoes, my dear friends, as shocking as that is to hear and read...

Sometimes the urge to shop is just to participate in the act of scouring, spotting, and spending...not necessarily going to a store to get something you need. Call it wasteful, call it greedy..

...I call it fun!

Here are few things I came home with, in the past weekend, that I can't wear or model but love just the same!

Linen Blouse with Pockets by Zara Basic

Long sleeves shirts with pockets by Bershka Collection.

To be sure, this shirt is bright..naturally you would assume that it was a gift, since I don't normally gravitate towards a color like this..

It was a shopping treat from my dear hubby..and oddly enough, despite my deary, boring, neutral loving self, I love it!..Thanks hub!

I'm so glad he can so innocently push me out of my comfort zone, because I'm so glad that I have this shirt for outing and office wear. The color is insanely on trend for every occasion.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

You should love what you do

Assalamualaikum wbt..

 This morning daycare drop off got me thinking pulling my scarf out.

For one, the teacher is really frustrating me and she is really not making this wonderful daycare pleasant for me in the mornings. 

1) She questioned (a month ago) why Aulia' only naps 1.5 to 2 hours? She complained to me that she is the first to wake up and doesn't get back to sleep and ends up waking up other kids (A: not my problem, she naps great at home and B: how LONG you want her to nap?)

2) This morning she had the nerve to tell me that I need to let the daycare know when Aulia' is sick and what she has. (A: I called the daycare the morning I kept fer from daycare and B: The next day when I brought her in I told the teacher that she was sick with HFMD, but not contagious.). She then (and I quote) said "This is the first I have heard about HFMD).. FOR REAL??? omg. You work in a daycare and you have NO information about HFMD?

Needless to say, we will be looking into a new daycare, there is actually a daycare closer to our home but the same owner! Worst case, I'll send my child to my sister's.

Which gets me to the title of this post..I truly don't think she (the daycare teacher) loves what she does. I see she get frustrated with crying babies sometimes. I think she gets off at down talking to me and just isn't happy-go-lucky like the other teachers at the previous daycare. If you don't like what you do..get a new job!

Until we find a new daycare, I need to learn to speak my mind and put this teacher in her place, With the hfmd situation I was little more stern about standing my ground. But I do wish I would have questioned her lack of knowledge. 

I personally need to love what I do, also. I need to stand my ground as a Mom. I hate leaving a situation and feeling like I should have said more. Then I end up calling my husband and venting it all out for him. (Love you B!)

Here's to speaking our minds, doing everything possible for our kids and leaving any given situation with a smile on our face, be patient and knowing that we stood up for ourselves!

Monday, April 8, 2013

A to Z of Aulia'


A. Age: 18 months, as of Sunday!
B. Bed size: King sized! I shared with my parents, usually I'll kicked 'em out of the bed. 
C. Chore that you hate: I don't have any chores, minus when Ibu says "Let's clean up these toys"
D. Dessert: Marshmallow and ice cream
E. Essential start to your day: 8oz. bottle with a little rice cereal!
F. Favourite colour: Green, pink, blue, red-I like them all
G. Gold or Silver: both
H. Height: I think they measure me in centimeters, but I really don't know how tall I am
I. Instrument you play: Drum
J. Job title: Best Baby in the World-Okay, Okay, that is what my parents call me!
K. Kids: I am the kid! Baby actually!
L. Live: Lake Garden
M. Mother's name: Ibu
N. Nicknames: Chukcham, Eya, Auya, Oya Lily
O. Overnight hospital stays: just after being born, plan to keep it that way!
P. Pet peeves: I try to have fun wherever I go. But sometimes I dislike the "strange" people who think I am going to let them hold me.
Q. Quote from a movie: I don't watch movie, but I watched Pocoyo!I love Pocoyo!!
R. Right or left handed: I've tried scribble on the wall at the living room-I think I'm a right handed
S. Siblings: None, just 1 baby-doll I adopted as my baby
U. Underwear: Pet pet diapers
V. Vegetable you hate: broccoli
W. What makes you run late: I always travel with my parents and we are usually early! Always a lot of sitting around, or waiting in the car til the time gets closer..gets very boring!
X. X-Rays you've had: none. like to keep it this way as well!!
Y. Yummy food that you make: I don't make food, I just eat it, and I love it!
Z. Zoo animal: I've been to the zoo once in Singapore. I love the hyaenas.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Syathir's pool party birthday

Assalamualaikum wbt...

Someone turns a year old last two weeks. Can't believe how time flies..It's Syathir's one of my husband's cousin son. Their parents host a little backyard pool party today and their guests had a great time.  Aulia' for sure she had a great time too..because they host a pool party ya know!! and of course she can eat the cake! We love the balloons, the cupcakes, and the party hats. What a one year old doesn't love that??

The birthday boy-Muhammad Syathir:) 

Big boy all ready to cut the cake.
She's a banana!

Enjoying every bit of her cake!

Tim to get wet and wild..









I bet the kids had so much fun!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Aulia' goes to swimming class

Assalamualaikum wbt..

I really wanted to send Aulia' for an activity since she was 6 months old, and at this early age,  swimming would be a great choice. We've been send her to Gymboree last year and she already finished her classes and we decided to get her involved with other activities such as swimming and music.
This is Aulia' when she was 1 year old with her personal swimming trainer, Mak Yang. Owh Ibu is not good at swimming yaw..We brought her to swimming pool just to introduce her with water:)



In my opinion, it's better to start them young with swimming, because babies are born with a reflex called bradycardiac response. It allows them to hold their breath and open their eyes when being submerged. Unfortunately, the reflex will slowly be gone as they age. Plus, I heard that swimming lessons for older children are more expensive, so yeah...why not SAVE!..haha.

Ok, back to the swimming class. The program was under Sports4u swimming centre, lead by Mr. Jordan. It is held once in a week, and I chose the Saturday evening  class. Parents must jump into the pool to accompany their babies...I like this kind of thing. It means it's an activity for me too. Instead we observe them having fun, I prefer TO HAVE fun WITH my girl . Baru lah namanya spending quality time together. But today I excuse myself from being in the pool. Hubby have to work today so only Mak Yang is able to swim together with Aulia'..

The first time Aulia' attended the class, she didn't cry at all. Luckily we exposed her to a swimming pool way earlier. So she got used to it, although occasionally she will shiver, but it won't last for long. The purpose of the first class was to make her feel comfortable in the water. But never to force them to stay in the water.


The next following classes, they will teach us how to submerge. We tried it with Aulia' but she cried at first, she felt uncomfortable drinking the pool water, eventually, with practices, Alhamdullilah, she's doing just fine. Parents were taught to make a count of 1-2-3 with the same intonation, so it is conditioned in their mind that it is time to submerge.

Next is to teach them how to float, paddle, how to jump into the water, how to hold to the side of the pool and many more. I think it may take weeks to months for Aulia' to actually being able to do all this. But there's nothing to worry about, after all, it is a gradual progress. I don't expect Aulia' to swim, I'll faint if she can do so. Haha!






Overall, I'm very satisfied with the class. It is something that I look forward to come the weekend. The family time...the bonding time.  Oh..minus the tanning part!..

The cost?..It is not expensive like I've imagined it before. I would say it's affordable and I would recommend to parents to send their kids for swimming classes:)
You see this kid happy face? She's shivering! We'll have pool party tomorrow at Syathir's. Gonna bring her swim suit along yaw!
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