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Short trip to Gunung Lang, Ipoh

Assalamualaikum wbt.. Since the day of election, we haven't went back to Ipoh to my in-law's. We had quite a long weekend last week and spent our three days fasting at hub's hometown and only came back on Sunday. Come to find out, in all the years he's lived in Ipoh, he's never been to Gunung Lang! So of course, we had to go! Aulia' was super excited for jalan-jalan and, let's be honest we were excited to get a short getaway and have some relaxation outta KL's hustle and bustle. The last few months we haven't had as much time to go for a vacation. Not even a short one, so it was nice to spend some time together (and not trying to have a conversation over a crying baby or the crazy workload!). We had a blast! We spent all afternoon Sunday for boat ride, and then spent the rest of the evening a two-kilometre boardwalk over swampland, admiring the manmade cascading waterfalls atop a limestone hills and entertaining our lil' girl at the playg

Thursday Letters

Assalamualaikum wbt.. This week gonna be a long weekend due to Malaysia's public holiday, so lets do this... Dear self, Stop staring at the Raya food hampers that you KNOW you shouldn't be eating so much junk food and sweet drinks..t minus 14 days to Eid and you need to fit your raya outfit.. Dear Disney Jr., Thank you for entertaining my sweet girl, but could you get some new episode already. Dear Candy Crush Saga, You are utterly addicting and I hate that I can't stop playing even when I have been stuck on the same level for 4 days! Arrgghh! Dear BlackBerry Bold ,  Thanks for being loyal to me for 3 years, and now that you're broken, I can now get a new phone for myself :) Dear long holidays, I am so excited for you.. we are going back to hub's hometown tonight. Then tomorrow we are FINALLY getting family pictures done (stay tuned for a post with those). Have a great weekend everyone!

14 Ramadhan 1434: Aulia' turns TWO

Assalamualaikum wbt.. I'm sitting here on the eve of Aulia's second birthday thinking back to when I was pregnant, how much I LOVED being preggy, how anxious I was to meet my daughter, and how scared I was that I wouldn't know how to raise a child.  Here I am now about to celebrate my baby girl turning 2. Has it really been 2 years already? All I can say is I am in awe. In awe of how amazing Aulia' is. In awe how comfortable I feel now as a mother. In awe that 2 years have already gone by. In awe of how much I 100% adore my daughter.  During the last couple of weeks, I've really taken the time to sit back and enjoy Aulia' and our relationship. 2 years have flown by. I can't imagine how fast the next 15 years are going to be. Before I know it, she'll be sitting for SPM, graduating high school and going off to college and my baby will no longer a baby. Well, I know I'm always going to call her my baby, but our lives will never been as

Wordless Wednesday

Assalamualaikum wbt.. I am missing this one today! Shoot, I been missing her a lot at work lately! My little miss bunny!

Dear Aulia'..

Dear Aulia' It just dawned on me last night that you will be 2 on you birthday next month. Not 24 months, 2 years old! No longer will we count how many months old you are, but only the years. {no worries, we will count 1/2 birthdays}. How is time flying by so fast? You amaze me each day. Your ability to count to 10 makes me cheer for joy each and every time. The fact that you know colors when I challenge you, makes me look at you with my mouth on the floor. "You are right, Papa's shirt IS white!" I could sing "Twinkle twinkle Little Star" and "Incy Wincy Spider" over and over {and over} again just to hear your giggles and claps! Every month brings something new and I look forward to the next! Thank for being you, Love Always, Ibu.

Excuse me while I get cliche!

Assalamualaikum wbt.. My daughter's 2nd birthday is coming up! I love the idea of her wearing pink on her birthday, cliche yes, and the idea of us wearing pink too, CORNY I know. Humor me! AND I also love all the decor ideas for her are few things I came across in the world wide web!  And I came across this web which actually perfect for my party planning ^_^

Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Assalamualaikum wbt.. Recently it's been haze around here in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. I'm not sure whether Brunei was affected but all I know is that we really REALLY need to stay indoor and eat healthy food!  I was thinking to roast those chickens in my freezer and always wanted to add vegetables as a protein option to accompany them.  The herb roasted chicken and vegetables was inspired by Martha Stewart's  recipe  found in her website. Literally, I don't follow exactly the ingredients as Martha's recipe, I actually invent a new one as I want to use the existing herbs that I have in my kitchen and as far as the vegetables go, I just use whatever I have or whatever looks good at the market. Hubby declared this the best roasted chicken I have ever made and I agree! So dust off that oven and get healthy food started! Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry ( I used half chicken, cut into 8 pieces) Coarse salt  4 large p

Booos the Word

Boo. Or Ibu . A simple word out of a child's mouth that can melt any woman's heart.  Except my little one uttered those words about 2 months ago @ 21 months and have been doing so every since.. *does the happy dance* Before this it has always been papa papa papa and I admit, it used to annoy the crap out of me coz I was the one who would wake up at night to put her back to sleep when she cries, I'm the one who she insist carries her when she refuses to sit in the shopping cart when we're out at the groceries store, I'm the one she wants to hold when she wants some comforting while rejecting her papa, yet she would call out her old man from time to time. I'd sit her down on the bed and teach her to call me 'eeee..booooo' I would go on like a freakin mad woman broken record. This would go on for a few minutes because I believe the more I drilled those glorious words into her tiny head she would eventually say it out loud and all will be g

Monster University movie date with Boo!

Assalamualaikum wbt.. When I found out  that the two lovable monster will be back on-screen, hubby and I got really excited not for ourselves but for our little Boo who is so fascinated with cartoon characters.  Last Sunday, our little family had a movie date as to kickstart the month of July and watched Monster University! Aulia' was so excited for this movie and on overall the movie was very entertaining. I remember the cute character, Boo in Monster Inc. was just like Aulia'. Even cuter, she laugh and giggle and pointing fingers to the screen each time when she saw Sullivan appear.  The story focuses with Mike and Sully, two monster just trying to be the best Scarers they can be. And how the worst enemies became best friend in the end. The story has a clear message of never giving up on your dream, no matter what's the obstacles, disappointment as long as you are giving your best and putting your heart into it, you will succeed.  Thats the real message t

First of July

Assalamualaikum wbt.. Here are my July goals! I completed 4 of 5 June goals .  Hoping to be better this time around. Pretty confident I can get 3 of these 4 done! Happy July! Best month of the year! Ramadhan is coming up..and Happy Ramadhan y'all :)