Monday, February 27, 2006

Not So Good News

wanted to write about our recent holiday but wasnt in the mood. it rained heavily on sunday morning. the lighting was so bright that it woke hubby and i up at 3am. we checked on amir, felt really uncomfortable. early yesterday morning, we went out for breakfast as we usually do. wanted to look for food in the nearby housing area. when we got to the main road leading to the area, the oncoming drivers told us to turn back. hubby (being the kepoh person he is) drove on wanting to see what the commotion was about. as we turned the corner, we saw loads and loads of cars parked by the roadside near the school. we also saw water on the road. we didnt want to get stuck so we turned back and decided to enter through another way (didnt realise it was bad). i sms-ed a friend living in the area asking her what has happened. when we turned off the road, leading to the highway, we saw more water. and a car in the water. now we realised that it was bad. we had to turn back into the road and go against the traffic. luckily there were a number of us and we switched on our hazard light and drove slowly, fearing the incoming traffic was fast (highly doubt it...think everyone was in the state of confusion).

we decided to just eat at a nearby mamak. got an sms from the friend, water was up to her waist, her cars were both under water. poor dear...hope her family is ok. i was just at her house 2 weeks ago. amir played with her boys' toys.

we went back to see the area around 5pm. the road was dirty, the shops were dirty and muddy. furniture was put outside on the streets, trees fallen, the water level was still quite high. and it all happened just 5kms away from my house. that's a scary thought. our thoughts and prayers go out to all staying in the area and all who suffered from the flood. be strong and may Allah bless and look after every single one of you. amin.

Monday, February 20, 2006


its our 2nd anniversary today (yeah...can hear some people thinking "what a rookie"). we've been through a lot this past 2 years...getting pregnant, having a baby, moving to a new house, changing jobs (twice...), quitting work, becoming temporary parents. its been challenging, yet its been great.

here's to more challenges and more great outcomes! happy anniversary babe!!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

End of the Road

...the road to wembley, that is. will the new wembley stadium be ready by then? ah well, it was expected. after all, liverfools were up for a revenge since they lost to united earlier. and with the gary neville incident. yehaaa...great captain, isnt he. not roy keane material but still up there. great passion. hoping he'll be england captain - pushing that useless git out of the way!!premiership is already chelsea' doubt about that. guess gotta settle for carling cup next week.

amir fell just now. heard a loud thud...thought it was one of his normal 'falls'. yeah...he falls quite a bit. its the age of exploration...bound to fall every now and then. took him in my arms to calm him down. cried louder than usual. then i saw blood trickling down his chin. washed his face and mouth. i couldnt find the source of the blood. his teeth and gums look okay. maybe he bit his tongue...poor baby. didnt want susu after that, just wanted mummy. until daddy came back from teh tarik, that is.

cant wait for a great week, next week. and a not-as-great-but-still-great weekend after.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Day Out

i went to a Playdate today. a Playdate organised for stay-at-home-mums who wanted to get out of the house for a while and enjoy some 'adult' company. brought amir along to play with other children - poor baby, he doesnt have a lot of opportunity to play with babies his age. it was a good outing. amir had so much fun and tired himself out that he slept for 2 hours. didnt even blink when i took him out of his carseat, took him upstairs and placed him in his cot.

for me, it was great meeting the mums. we shared our experience about eating healthy and then moved on to home business, getting a maid, how to market our products, and even circumcision (was thinking of circumcising amir). got good tips on how to make food for toddlers and how to get them to eat good, healthy food. also got contacts should i ever want to start a business or buy a cake (have to try her chocolate moist - sounds delicious). there wasnt many of us, mums with small children tend to cancel at the last minute - not to mention a dear friend who waited outside my house, thinking the Playdate was held there (sorry!!).

cant wait for the next Playdate, hope the turn out is more so that we can share more tips and experience.

Monday, February 13, 2006

New Hair

after weeks of complaining that amir's hair is too long, hubby finally cut it yesterday. now he doesnt look like my handsome baby anymore, he's more like the naughty little toddler i've been chasing after :)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Winning Ways

united won last nite. 2 goals from ronaldo. good to see them back on track again. chelsea lost (to our bogey team...thank you so much!) so the gap's slowly getting smaller. doubt we'd win the title this year...chelsea's still way, way ahead but fingers crossed for 2nd place (hah...wouldnt have said that 10 years ago!!) where has the united of cantona (king!!), bruce, schmeichel, giggsy (the old giggsy), keane (arrghhhh...noooooo) gone??

now have to settle for the fa cup, which is not an easy task (got liverfool in the next round).

finally watched 'brokeback mountain'. omigawd...what a sweet love story. damn that ennis!!!

next week...'walk the line'. have to finish watching the nominated movies before oscar day.

Monday, February 06, 2006

What Will Happen

spoke to hubby a couple of nights ago...i dont know why suddenly the thought entered my mind. when i brought up the subject, hubby said he too was thinking about it when he had his shower (his 'major' thoughts always seem to creep up when he's in the shower, for some reason). amir was asleep...we looked at him in his cot, one hand over his face, one hand above his head, one leg dangling through the cot rails, half of his body on his keekae.

we wondered what will happen to him if we're not around. who will take care of him, who will feed him, who will sing 'itsee bitsee spider' and 'three little kittens' to him, who will scold him when he starts throwing his toys down the stairs, who will play football with him, who will take him to was a scary thought. i remembered the story about that man in plaza damas, who was pinned under the concrete, and then the picture of his 2 girls the next day. what happened to them. i'm sure there's a lot of relatives willing and able to take them in, but its not the same as having a daddy and a mummy, making sure everything's in order...making sure you dont stray...making sure you have everything you need.

we got a bit choked up when we discussed this issue. we sort of know what steps we need to take if something were to happen to us (nauzubillah), we kind of decided where amir should go, but still...i wish i could take him with me but i cant. so the only way is to make sure he is well taken care of and pray that the person taking care of him, will bring him up the way we want to.


the value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults - peter de vries

grown-ups never understand anything for themselves and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explainning things to them - antoine de saint-exupery
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