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Monday 20 June 2011

What happened during my school break...

I had 2 weeks break from school recently. During that time I still went to my playschool (CIC), but I didn't have to wear my uniform and we didn't have to attend classes. So, we did some activities, watched some TV, slept and played most of the time.

Last week, the 2nd week of my school break, I didn't go to school everyday. Dadda wasn't around as he had a meeting in Terengganu. He left on Tuesday together with Papa & Mama. They were also going to Terengganu to attend a wedding on Thursday. So, I went to school on Monday but on Tuesday, I followed Mommy to her medical check up with her doctor, Dr. Nor Ashikin. She scanned Mommy's tummy and we finally found out that the baby is a 'boy'!

I was actually quite disappointed to have found out that it's a boy for I had always wanted a baby sister. But now, I've learned to accept the fact that I'm going to have a baby brother and am really happy and excited and can't wait for the baby to come.

Anyway, after learning about the great news, I followed Mommy to her office in KL. There, I met Mommy's friends like Aunty Mary and Uncle Terry who is a radio announcer there and yes, Mommy works at a radio station. They were in the midst of moving a new and better office so the old office was in a huge mess. I had my books and the iPad to keep me occupied while Mommy finished off her work. At around 4pm, we carried some stuff into the car and headed to the new office which is much nearer to our house. Aunty Mary and Aunty Farah followed us in our car.

Peace with Aunty Mary

Playing with bubble wraps with Aunty Jackie & Uncle Terry!

That night, we had dinner with a friend of Mommy's from her previous office before she started working with this company. Aunty Adi was already waiting for us when we arrived at The Curve around 8.30pm. The next day, I had to go back to school but after school we had dinner with Tok Mama, Tok Abah, Pak Su, Adida and Mak Lel at Sri Thai restaurant in PJ.

Yes, we miss you Dadda, that's why we had to dine at fancy restaurant! 

THREE is the new PEACE!

On Thursday, again I followed Mommy to her old office. This time I had a friend. Aunty Mary had also brought her son, Jayden. I had a lot of fun with him playing and running around the office. The 4 of us went out to the nearest McDonalds for lunch and at the end of the day, before we left, we took pictures together. Mommy had to carry a lot of stuff to the car because she was on leave the next day and they were to start working at the new office on Monday.

Inside the studio for the very last time with the RedFM crew!

I went back to school on Friday. That night, Dadda came back from Terengganu and we picked him up from PJ. He bought me and Mommy a new pair of kaftan dress and I ate 4 turtle eggs they brought back from Terengganu that night.

I hope I'll have as much fun when the next school break comes just as I had last week.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

I'm 3!

Sorry, this post is long overdue coz Dadda was too busy building his business! Good luck Dadda!

I celebrated my 3rd birthday at Tok Abah's house in Subang Permai on the 9th of April recently.
My birthday is actually on the 10th but we did it a day earlier as it was a Saturday and everyone could spend time with us as long as they liked.

We started the day off with some tahlil prayers for Umi Mae and other family members who have left us.
It was attended by just family members from both Tok Abah's and Tok Mama's side. After that we had lunch together outside. Everybody then went inside to watch a special video of me that Dadda had prepared earlier.

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My Year 1 slideshow courtesy of Dadda

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My Year 2 slideshow courtesy of Dadda

At 4.30pm, Mommy showered me and I put on my birthday dress bought by Tok Abah and Tok Mama. I had a special badge on that said 'Birthday Princess'. By 5pm, all the other guests had arrived. It was not a huge party, we only invited family members and close friends but they all had children around my age and that made the party fun!

The 3 of us (+1) on my 3rd Pororo birthday! Click on image to go to album!

They all received a blue 'Pororo' party bag each. Pororo is a penguin cartoon character I love to watch on TV. Mommy ordered them specially for my birthday. The bags have a picture of Pororo and his friends and they're all printed 'Happy 3rd Birthday Nadyne'.

Mommy also ordered a huge Pororo cake from her friend, Aunty Uma. She eventually gave the cake as my birthday present so Mommy didn't have to pay for it. She also made Pororo cupcakes for my school friends. Thank you very much Aunty Uma! I really, really loved the cakes. We had guests till night, even when I was already asleep. I was really tired that I went to bed earlier than usual that night. I had a lot of fun, though. The next day, on my actual birthday, we decided to just relax at home. That night, after a light dinner, we went back home.

On Monday, Mommy didn't go to work as usual but I went to school... like usual. Mommy took a day off from work and apparently went out for a date with Dadda after sending me to school, hehe... She had told me earlier that they would come back that afternoon with Pororo cupcakes and more party bags for my friends in school. I thought they were just making an excuse to leave me in school while they enjoyed themselves.

But true enough, they did return that afternoon with cupcakes and party bags! I was happy and excited to see them but at the same time I had to control my excitement and remain cool in front of my friends. They sang the 'Happy Birthday' song for me and we recited our doa before we ate our cakes. Just before we left, I distributed my party bags to all my friends.

Reciting doa before eating the cupcakes. Click image below to go to album!

It was a really enjoyable weekend for me!
I want to thank everyone who came to my party and made it a fun and unforgettable event.

I'm officially 3 years old now and practically a lady!

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Mommy and Me Time

This was a conversation I had with Mommy a few days ago...

Me : Mommy, Nadyne nak tido dengan Tok Babah. (Mommy, I want to stay with Tok Abah)

Mommy : Tak boleh (No, you can't). Tomorrow kan Nadyne school. Semua orang work (Everyone's working). Tok Babah, Tok Mama, Mommy, Dadda, Pak Su, Adida... semua work esok. You have to go to school.

Me : Mama dengan Papa?

Mommy : Papa pun work (Papa's also working). Mama pergi Korea dengan Che Ah, jumpa Pororo. (Mama went to Korea with Che Ah to meet Pororo)

Me : Chu Na?

Mommy : Chu Na pun pegi school (Chu Na also goes to school). Chu Na nak jadi doctor, dia kena belajar rajin-rajin (Chu Na wants to become a doctor, she has to study hard). So, kalau Nadyne nak jadi doctor macam Chu Na, Nadyne kena rajin pegi school, belajar sampai pandai (So if you want to become a doctor like Chu Na, you have to go to school and study hard)

Me : Adida?

Mommy : Adida engineer.

Me : Pak Su?

Mommy : Pak Su pun engineer.

Me : Che Ah? Mak Lel?

Mommy : Diorang accountant.

Kalau Nadyne nak jadi macam diorang semua kena rajin pegi school (If you want to be like them you have to go to school) Nanti Nadyne boleh kerja macam diorang (You can have good jobs like them). Chu Na nak jadi doctor so nanti kalau Nadyne sakit tak payah le pegi jumpa doctor lain, jumpa Chu Na je (Chu Na wants to become a doctor so when you're sick we just go and see Chu Na). So, kalau Nadyne nak jadi doctor, Nadyne kena belajar rajin-rajin sampai pandai, tau! (So, if you want to be a doctor, you too have to study hard!)

Me : Huh. Tak nak lah (I don't want to)! Nadyne nak jadi Batman! (I just want to be Batman!)

Mommy : Hah??? (Confused)

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Tok Mae... In Loving Memory

Amongst all Tok Abah's siblings, I think the person I'm familiar with the most is Tok Mae.
In fact, she was the closest aunt in-law to Dadda too.

Tok Mae is Tok Abah's younger sister. The one right after him. She's the kind of person who's really warm and caring and you just feel comfortable whenever you're around her. Naturally, her house was our favourite hang out place. Any chance we got, any reasons at all, whenever we're around KL, we'd think of her place. Whether to stop by and kill time or just dropping by to 'tumpang solat' (pray).

On top of that, her husband, Tok G is cool too! He didn't seem to mind us dropping by at any time of the day. Mommy would make it a point to at least bring some snacks whenever we stopped by and only call to say we're dropping by when we're about to reach her place. There's a reason for all that.

You see, Tok Mae was a person who LOVED entertaining people, especially her family members. If we tell her way beforehand that we're coming, she would be preparing food and snacks for us. So, Mommy will almost always call her at the very last minute to inform her we're coming so she doesn't tire herself preparing for our short visits.

Tok Mae had a particular habit where she was always wiping and cleaning. Her tables and floors were always clean. Tok Abah had joked once and said she had OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Mommy says I took that habit from her. I do wipe almost everything especially spilled drinks even when we're eating in restaurants. One more thing that was her all-time favourite was the Karaoke. I think her two kids, Umi Putri and Ami Putra enjoyed it too. Mommy and Pak Su used to join them till late at night.

You were always never allowed to do anything or help her in the kitchen when you're at her house. She'd make a fuss even if you just want to take your mug to the sink! She'd make us sit and talk and tell stories and just relax and watch TV while she goes back and forth from the living room to the kitchen doing God-knows-what. That's how she makes you feel welcomed and show that she's so happy to have you come visit all the time

That's why no matter how much you spend time visiting her, no matter how much we talked or told her our stories, no matter how much we laughed, joked and sing with her, it's just never enough and you're never satisfied. That's why you always look forward to spending time with her. That's why you love getting her long, carefully composed SMSes. That's why you feel you've never had enough of her and that's why you're always so reluctant to leave her when it's already late and time to go home. That's why.

I remember Mommy used to tell me that I should talk to Tok Mae and make her happy. She and Tok G were always delighted to see me everytime. Mommy also told me one day that Tok Mae was not well. So, once when we were at her place, I told her "Tok Mae, be 'tong'" (Tok Mae, be strong) just before we were about to leave. And not long after that, Mommy told me that Tok Mae is not sick anymore but it would be the last time I'd be seeing her. I didn't really understand.

That past couple of weeks, Tok Mama had been away, working. The morning she arrived back home, Tok Abah drove her straight to see Tok Mae. I tagged along. Mommy and Dadda followed a bit later in another car.
We were preparing for Umi Putri's wedding that afternoon so I thought that's why we were in such a hurry.
Little did I know that it was the last time I'd ever saw Tok Mae...

Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi, Narrated AbuUmamah May Allah be pleased with him [Ibn Majah transmitted it.]
The Prophet May Allah's peace and praise be on him stated that Allah, who is Blessed and Exalted, said "Son of Adam, if you show endurance and seek your reward from me in the first affliction, I shall be pleased with no lesser reward than Paradise for you."

After perhaps more than 5 years, Tok Mae lost in her battle against Cancer. She left us on Friday, 11th of March at around 7.15pm, around Maghrib, about an hour before her daughter, Umi Putri's solemnisation ceremony.
I finally realised that Tok Mama was actually rushing to see Tok Mae for the last time before they buried her the morning Tok Mama arrived back home. That's when all of us including me saw her for the very last time too.

Nonetheless, that very afternoon, Umi Putri's wedding went on as planned. It was Tok Mae's wish that the wedding would go on just like any other normal wedding. It was afterall a celebration of lives - Tok Mae's and Umi Putri's new life with Uncle Irsyad.

Mommy told me on the very same day that Tok Mae is no longer in pain and she is now in a beautiful place with Allah. She said that although we all really loved her so dearly, Allah loves her more.
He has 'lent' Tok Mae to us for years and He has every right to have her back.

I'm grateful that I had the chance to know Tok Mae and that I have memories of her with me.
She'll always be in my and everyone else's hearts. Perhaps someday I'll understand better and I'll be able to tell my future siblings about a woman I once called Tok Mae.

May her soul rest in peace amongst the blessed and chosen ones.


These are just some memories that we have of her in our albums.
As you can see, Tok Mae was quite camera-shy..

Friday 18 March 2011

Guess what...?

I have great news!

I am going to be a SISTER!!!

Yes, it's confirmed!

I went with Dadda and Mommy for our first check-up. After the long wait for our turn to go in, we finally got to see Dr. Nora, the doctor who delivered me almost 3 years ago! Of course I was delighted to see her (and err... the toys in her room...) and so was she. We even took pictures together.

Then, I saw my future baby sister or brother on the screen!
Well, at least, I saw the heart beating. It was so tiny.

According to Dr. Nora, this baby will be born in October. Estimated due date : 21st October.

I'm so excited! I can't wait to have a sibling.

So this is an official announcement. As of this moment, Mommy is 2 months pregnant!

Will keep you updated :-)

Please pray for Mommy & my new brother or sister inside her tummy..

Wednesday 23 February 2011

My CNY Holiday

This is long overdue...

As some of you may have known, I had spent my Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday all around the East Coast of Malaysia. This was because one of Mommy's cousin got married to a Kelantanese and they had their wedding on the 2nd day of CNY.

We started our journey on Wednesday, 2nd of January morning. I had to wake up early that morning to get ready. As soon as we're ready, we all jumped into the car. Tok Abah was driving.

On the way, we stopped at a McDonalds on the highway for breakfast.

After that, we continued our journey.

Our first destination was a resort owned by the company Ayah Ngah works for.
He had made the bookings for us about a week before our trip.

We had a bungalow all to ourselves.

That night, everyone was tired so we went to the nearest mall and had dinner there. I had pasta and warm milk and it was delicious.

The next morning, we walked over to the resort's cafe to have our breakfast. I went in my pyjamas.

And we met Mak Lel, her brother and his family there too. They too were going on a holiday trip and decided to stay the night there.

After breakfast we packed and got ready to continue our journey. Next destination - Kuala Terengganu. At the gallery where they sell the famous Malaysian Batik and silk we met up with the rest of the troops - Nek Wan and gang. They went ahead after that to another shop while we had our lunch by the river.

After lunch we were all set to head straight to our final destination, Kelantan. It was another loooong journey and I slept most of the time.
Over there we checked in at a hotel Tok Abah had booked prior to our trip.

Tok Noor and Tok Uda were there too along with their family.

That night, Tok Abah took us all out for dinner at a place called Tarbush but Tok Jah had secretly asked Tok Noor to pay for everyone.
So, dinner was on them. Thank you Tok Noor and Tok Jah!

Next morning, after breakfast we headed to a very close friend of Tok Mama's family, Wan Ani and Tok Amin's house about a half an hour's drive from our hotel. That afternoon, Mommy's cousin, Pak Long Ayush were to have his solemnisation ceremony with his new bride, Aunty Yan. Pak Su was his Best Man.

The solemnisation ceremony went smoothly. The reception was held the next morning.

Immediately after the reception ceremony, we headed straight back to KL because Tok Mama had to catch a flight to Frankfurt the next day.

We had a short stop over at Primula Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu where everybody else was staying the night before continuing on their journey back.

After that, Tok Abah drove all the way back to KL and it took us nearly 10 hours to reach KL because of the bad traffic jams along the way.

All in all, it was a very tiring, hectic yet fun-filled holiday for all of us.

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