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Friday, 24 December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Here's wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Blessed New Year!
Hope the new year will bring you lots of happiness, joy and more achievements.



Looking forward to more exciting things next year!



Au revoir 2010!
See you next year!

Love love,

Nadyne...

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Eid-ul-Adha &; ehem ehem... shh...

It seems like I'm only talking about Eids here. I'm so busy nowadays that I could only talk about big events right now (yeah, right!).

Anyway, of course, Eid-ul-Adha came and went. I'm sure you know that I'm going to say it was fantastic and all that but the truth is, I've had better ones. Eid, that is.


Helping out Mama melapah daging.. Help 'tengok' ajer..

This year, Eid-ul-Adha fell in the middle of the week on a Wednesday. That made it difficult for us to go anywhere unless Mommy and Dadda took extra leave days, which they didn't. So, we went back to PJ and celebrate Eid with Mama and Papa. I did however got to see the korban at the mosque after the Eid prayer.


With Mama & Papa at the masjid where they had the ibadah korban.

So, enough about Eid. I've news to tell you! I heard that Tok Abah and Tok Mama are planning another umrah trip and Mommy has asked Dadda if she could go along. And guess what? She plans to take ME along! Oui, MOI! How exciting is that? Anyway, it's still a plan and nothing has been booked yet so I'm not gonna talk about it and jinx it.

But I'm really excited! That'll be another plane trip! Woohoo!

Will keep you updated.

p/s: Dadda also was fortunate to go through the Hajj experience back in 2006/07. Check out the album here!



Saturday, 30 October 2010

Eid-ul-Fitri 2010

Yes, yes... I know Syawal month came and went. I was just too busy attending all the open houses and weddings and other events. You know how it's like.

So, to sum everything up in a not-so-draggy post, I'll just let you feast your eyes on the photos we took during the month of Syawal.

This Eid, we spent our first day in Tok Mama's hometown in Rembau. On the eve of Eid everyone worked together to prepare some traditional food. They're a must for every Eid and have to be done according to Nek Wan's specification too! - Ketupat and Lemang.


Tok Uda was the one who had to look after the Lemangs since everyone was late (we also arrived later that night, after the Takbir at PJ)


The morning of Eid, Mommy and I got up and got ready as soon as the rest of the family left for Eid prayers.


When everyone came back from prayers, we gathered and took some pictures together in our red outfits (it's our theme colour this year).





Nana Belle gave this to me when we visited her in Scotland in April.


The 4 generations of women in my family.


With Mommy,


Mommy and Dadda,


Mama Lyana,


Wan Andak,


Wan Cu,


Tok Abah,


and Pak Su giving me a money packet.

Then, we went and visit a few relatives...




The next day, we went to Aunty Huda's house in Muar.


It is normal to have 'open houses' throughout the month of Syawal and we are encouraged to visit friends, old and new in this month too. So, we went to some relatives and friends' houses, especially ones that we don't get to meet often.

The first house we went in KL was Cu Jeed's house.


Her mom cooked and we tried Cu Jeed's kuih raya.



We also went to Aunty Abby's house in Putra Heights


and Tok Mae's


and Uncle Rosh's


and Aunty Ciah's (she did her daughter's birthday celebration too)


and finally, Uncle Ded's in Tropicana.


On top af all that, we also held our open house at Tok Abah's place in Subang Permai.

Did we have a good Syawal?
Yes, we did. We had a GREAT Syawal!
Hope you all did too!



Thursday, 9 September 2010

Esok Hari Raya!!!

I, Aryanna Nadyne on behalf of my parents Adzfar (Ed) & Ainul Aniha (Nia) would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers and fans a;

VERY BLESSED AIDIL FITRI,

SELAMAT HARI RAYA &

MAAF ZAHIR BATIN!!



Esok Hari RAYA!!

Both Mommy & Dadda are just too busy preparing & packing my stuff.
I'm just excited to be celebrating my 3rd RAYA already..

Check out my past RAYA experiences here;
An Eid For Everyone

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

August Birthday Celebrations & Ramadan

My First Ramadan How's everyone's Ramadhan so far?

As usual, August is a month of celebration in our family because it's the month of Pak Su's, Tok Abah's and Mommy's birthday. This year, their birthdays happened to fall in the month of Ramadhan.

Pak Su's birthday was the day before fasting started so we didn't have any celebrations. Besides, we just had a Graduation barbecue dinner for him 2 weekends before. It was also sort of a farewell dinner for Pak Ngah Ajad who'll be flying of to Cairo, Egypt in September to further his studies.


Happy Birthday Pak Su @ Kayu SS2

Tok Abah's birthday was on a Sunday, 15th August, and it was the first weekend of Ramadhan so we had an Iftaar get-together on Saturday, the day before Tok Abah's birthday. All Tok Abah's brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces came to Princess Garden for the Iftaar. There were quite a variety of food to choose from and Tok Mama cooked her special Sweet n Sour Crab.
Yummy! It was the first time I tasted crab and I loved it!

After dinner, we prayed together and before the Tarawikh prayers, Ami Iqbal gave a short Usrah and talked about Solat. I prayed next to Mommy and after that played with Kak Alia. After the Tarawikh prayers, Mommy brought out Tok Abah's birthday cupcakes to celebrate his 60th birthday.
Mommy's friend Aunty Dilly joined us that night too.


Enjoying the Terawikh prayers!


Happy Birthday 60th Birthday Tok Abah !


Thank you Auntie Dilly for joining us!

A few days later, on the 17th, it was Mommy's turn to celebrate. She took leave from work and I was delighted because she told me the night before that I didn't have to go to school and I get to go out shopping with both Mommy and Dadda on her birthday. I remember waking up on Tuesday morning feeling really excited. I smiled the minute I opened my eyes and saw Mommy and Dadda still sleeping next to me. Right then I knew she was telling the truth when she said that I didn't have to go to school that day.

We got up, got ready and Pak Su arrived. He was to join us shopping too! Yippee! In the afternoon we came back for a while and Pak Su helped Mommy with the drill and put together some stuff. After Zohor prayers, we continued our shopping. That night, we had dinner with Tok Abah, Tok Mama, Pak Su, Adida, Mak Lel and Wan Ki at Shogun, Sunway Pyramid. All the August babies received their birthday presents there. Mommy got 2 pairs of tops and a pair of earrings. Pak Su gave Mommy a Man Utd gold shirt too!


Happy birthday Mommy! Look @ my smug look!


We love Shogun!


With my favourite aunts & Mommy's presents!

The month of August have always been a happening one. I'm now looking forward to shopping for Eid.

Happy fasting everyone!

Check out the albums here:







Tuesday, 10 August 2010

What I've learned in school so far...

Just a quick update on what I've picked up in school since I started attending
CIC (Children Islamic Centre) slightly more than a year ago.

Of course I now know my ABCs and how to count 1, 2, 3 in English, Malay and Mommy taught me to count 1 to 10 in French too. Apart from that, I can now recite the doa before I eat and before I go to bed too.

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Nadyne singing the A,B,C..

My latest achievement this past couple of weeks (that I think Mommy and Dadda are so proud of) is to be able to join Mommy and Dadda when performing the solat and read the Iftitah and Al Fatihah in full.

And besides the usual nursery rhymes that everyone knows, I can also sing the 10 Malaikat (10 Angels) song. Don't believe me? Here's the proof...


<a href="http://www.linkedtube.com/NLR4fKQme3U9f7e9d2755ec84b6bef9c2e44fafb75a.htm">LinkedTube</a>
Nadyne solat - with doa iftitah & Al-fatihah 
(the video a bit dark because we used Dadda's handphone camera)


<a href="http://www.linkedtube.com/U6jC0h1qoXc484e40599a627e49619e2c0cb96775a8.htm">LinkedTube</a>
Nadyne singing the 10 malaikat song..


SELAMAT MENYAMBUT RAMADAN AL-MUBARRAK & BERPUASA!!


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