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Weekend Trip to Kuching Sarawak

Assalamualaikum wbt..
Last year I managed to score tickets to Kuching, Sarawak for a mere RM308 inclusive ourself and our little one. I wanted to cover Borneo and can officially say that I almost have, hehe! We will try to reach Sabah soon.
 Hey hey gfs, am travelling again with my old folks, they seem to be taking me everywhere they go thesedays, how boring! Text ya when I'm back. Peace!! :D

We stayed in Ariva Getaway Kuching which was a 5 minutes drive from the Waterfront. The room only cost me RM130 per night and it was pretty decent. Small but very cozy. 
We also rented a Saga BLM to take us around for only RM80 a day. It was the cheapest rate I could find. Taking cab within Kuching is very expensive that is why we opted to drive ourselves..makes it a whole lot more fun exploring too!
First stop on Friday when we arrived was to check out the Waterfront area. We sat by the River and ate some Cucur Udang for snack. Their version seems to be very different but it turned out to b…

Work to Live?

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What is one of the very first questions that comes out of someone's mouth when you meet them for the first time?

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What do you do?
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I hate that question. Why can't it be, what is your favourite thing to do? or what is your hobby? or what is your passion? For a lot of us, our job really doesn't say much about our personality or our values in life. Sometimes it is just something we do to provide for our family and to be able to really "live" life.

In Malaysia, why are  we raised to measure our worth based on our careers and how much money we make? Why can't it be more about who we are and what makes us happy?

It's unfortunate that I've spent so much of my life stressing out over "what am I gooing to be when I grow up?" - and I still stress out sometimes (evidence here, here and here). But you know what? I am determined that this doesn't happen with my child. I am determined to teach her to embrace life. To teach…

Bad day at work

Assalamulaikum wbt..
To put it simply, today sucked..big time. I won't go into the details because it's stupid. It was just one of those days that seemed to drag on and on and all I wanted it to do was come to an end. I am really working on being a more positive and optimistic person. And I'm pretty dang smart, so when I feel like I'm suffering I can logically think about how irrational I am-that there are people all across our planet suffering WAY more than I could even imagine. Usually this will snap me out of my funk. This along with a good prayer. 
But some times you just have a day where no matter how hard you try, you just can't find the good. the only solution is to wallow in self-pity for a while and then sleep it off. Well that's all that works for me usually. Oh, and a nice hot shower at mommy's place and sweet hot chocolate doesn't hurt either. 
Okay, enough Negative Nancy venting for me. In one final attempt to cheer myself up and put today…

Wordless Wednesday

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I just wanna share this because it's so hilarious and remind me of my little rascal.lol

Happy hump day!

Trip to Penang

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I think this is the week of pure relaxation and indeed is a WONDERFUL week! We had a two weeks holiday last month and took a road trip from Ipoh to Penang. We left out on the 5th day of Eid around 4pm. The drive went really well. Aulia' slept most of it and we didn't hit much traffic. When we got there, we all got settled in and just hung out! Aulia' had hard time going down for bed. Wednesday we hit the beach at Batu Feringghi. It was so nice being right on the beach because Aulia' lasted all of maybe 30 mins, haha! She ate the sand, which drove me nuts! We only took her back out there two more times before deciding it was just too much work for 15- 30 minutes of fun. We brought her to Penang public pool and she LOVED the pool though. She floated around and kicked her little legs. Hubby and I had a blast and didn't complain once that we were not spending all day on the beach. After had breakfast on Thursday, we hit the Penang Hill and got T-…

Once a dress now a top

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The other day I quickly picked out this 6 m/o flower dress (Original from  Disney Store) to prettify my vain baby up and then realized the dress already short!! This is one of my favourite dress anyho and she only wore it for a few times. No way no how that dress would passed off as a dress coz her diapers were peeking out!
She was 6 m/o when I bought this dress and I thought perhaps this dress were to share the fate as some of her clothes where it has sat in the cupboard for far too long, neglected to the core and by the time I thought about it, it was too late coz Aulia' was way past the age of wearing it. It usually would be too snug for her. 
BUT NOPE!
Since she could still fit nicely into the 'dress' (the problem was the length, not the width for a change this time, heh) I quickly salvaged it by putting on a nice pink pants for her so that her diapers wouldn't peek out. 
I should match it with leggings shouldn't I? Oh leggings-every todd…

Potty Training Level- Beginner

Assalamualaikum wbt...
There comes a time where a mother would talk about the most awkward subject (oh say about poo, the color of poo, more poo to name a few) that she would have never dreamed about talking when she was single/younger/without a child.  That's what motherhood does to you and with that, today I'm going to talk about Aulia' training from diapers to panties which weirdly enough is a very proud mommy moment ok. 
That's right, my baby doll, who is already TWO last month is working hard for diapers off!
Her potty training started at 22 months thanks to my mom's initiative. As it is, Aulia' gets bad rashes from pro-longed diaper wearing so whenever she's at home, my mom would let her wear pants without any diapers on. 
Anyho, we would take Aulia' to her blue throne every 30 minutes or so. Make no mistakes as there have been cases where she's just let it go. So yes, mopping off pee on the floor was quite common. There were a few times I to…

Aulia' and the mirror

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Aulia' is such a hoot these days. We are loving this "2 years old" phase where she talks and talks all day long and never tires of it. It's especially fun trying to interpret. We are probably the only ones who can understand her :) The other day she chatted with herself in the mirror for a good 15 minutes and I caught almost all of it on film. Don't worry, this clip isn't 15 minutes long! Just a few excerpts of her conversation with herself.  
I think 45 seconds in is my favourite, when she starts making faces as she points ever so seriously at her reflection. I obviously need to get her more little friends and do a better job at coordinating play dated before she starts thinking her reflection is her friend :o

First September

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Some goals in mind for September! Some are still unchecked from my new years resolutions! I have given up on No. 1 and No. 2 since I've been promoted earlier this year, but guess what I'm not that lucky when all of our team was seconded to a new company under the Group with a new lady boss last week-that is sure terrible! So I am  letting out my 'feelers' starting this month.

My lil family is going for a lil getaway to Kuching end of this month. Our last vacation was last month when we took a road trip to Penang and I think there's no other trip schedule until February next year, perhaps:)

I've been doing a lil research recently on Aulia's playschool for next year and I've already got few in mind. But hubby seems a bit reluctant to enrolled our daughter to 3-hours-a day montessori playschool and said that we should wait another year or two or three for the program.

 So, only 4 on this list, I should be able to do that! Happy first…