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Thursday 1 November 2012

Recent Activities

Let me update you on what I've been doing for the past few weeks.

On the 23rd September, the whole family took part in a charity walk for breast cancer organised by Aunty Alma's company, Avon Malaysia. We try, as best as we can to support charity events for cancer, especially breast cancer after we lost our dearest Tok Mae not so long ago to the evil disease. Read about it here or here.

We woke up really early that morning and travelled all the way to Putrajaya where the walk took place. Everyone including little Idzhar (although he still couldn't walk at that time) and bibik joined the walk.


It was quite a fun event except for the fact that I had to wake up really early :p

Then, Tok Abah, Tok Mama, her sisters and their spouses were scheduled to perform their Hajj this year so on the 17th October, on Idzhar's birthday, they left for Mekah. They didn't all get on the same flights, though. Some left earlier and some later. 

On top of that, Pak Su had to also fly off to Perth, Australia to work for a few months so we sent him off too, with everyone else who's left in Malaysia.

Mommy said, "we've sent off practically everyone and have been to the airport several times in a month. Maybe one day they will send us off at the airport to go for a trip out of the country!" Hehe... in my heart, I'm wishing for that too. The last time I took a flight away from the country was in 2010 when we went to UK to visit Uncle Keith and all 'our Scottish families', Aunty Shaly and Natasha, and also attended Aunty Rachel and Uncle Steve's wedding reception in Scotland. You can read about that here.

Coming soon - Where did Dadda and Mommy decide to take us while everyone's away? 

See you real soon! :)

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Lil Bro!!

Today is the 17th October and a year ago, I became a big sister!

And now, my lil brother, Idzhar Khaliq is 1, so HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to my lil brother.
Kakak loves you soooo much....! We all do.. ;)

We celebrated Idzhar's birthday a bit earlier as later we'll be sending Tok Baba & Tok Mama for their Hajj trip to Mekah. Idzhar & I are going to miss them sooo much. 
Please Allah, keep them safe and have a blessed journey.. Ameen.

Also, on Friday, we're off to Legoland...! Can't wait...
Will update more stories soon!

Thursday 27 September 2012

How I spent my Aidil Fitri

This post is looooong overdue...

I've been really busy lately so sorry for taking such a long time to update this blog of mine.

Syawal just ended a few days ago. The end of Syawal means the end of the Eid month. This year, my Syawal was a bit hectic than usual (as if it wasn't before this :p).

This year, we went back to Tok Mama's hometown in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan on the eve of Eid. I woke up early that Eid morning and put on my new baju kurung Mommy tailored specially for Eid. It was also Idzhar's 1st Eid-ul-Fitr so he had on his 1st ever baju melayu.

Idzhar and I with Tok Abah and Tok Mama

Idzhar was really happy that morning. It was as if he knew that it was Eid. He was smiling non-stop, especially when we were receiving money packets from everyone including Tok Abah.

I also received a money packet from Dadda and Mommy.

Money packet from Nek Wan :)

In the afternoon, we went to visit our relatives homes around the kampung. 

The next morning, the 2nd day of Eid, we travelled over to Muar, Johor to visit Adida. Johor is also Tok Abah's hometown and his mother, the late Nyang O was from Muar too. Mommy was about 5 months pregnant with me when she passed away.

From Muar, we drove back to Rembau, took our things and came back straight to Subang Permai, Tok Abah's house.

On the 3rd day of Eid, we had a special occasion. In the Malay tradition, before a couple gets engaged to be married, we normally have a majlis merisik. This is when the family of the groom-to-be pays a visit to the bride-to-be's family to ask for permission from the head of the family for their children to be joined together in matrimony. It is not a big ceremony, just a few family members from the boy's family visiting the girl's family to get to know each other. 

The spokesperson is normally not the father, but the uncle or other male relative.

Discussion on the engagement ceremony

After the discussion was over, we then proceeded to the dining hall. Since it was Eid, we took the opportunity to 'beraya' as well.

The future bride and groom in pink and purple

So you must be wondering who I was talking about all the while, right? Yes, it's Pak Su! He's getting engaged to Aunty Shakynaz on the 25th of December and to be married next year, InsyaAllah. Notice how I was absent in all the photos. I was actually there when the event took place at Aunty Kynaz's house but I was suddenly down with fever and just sat with Dadda while they were discussing. 

Can you see me sitting on Dadda?

Yes, I had quite a high fever the whole night after that event and when I woke up the next morning, I found marks on my body! Mommy and Dadda immediately took me to the clinic and it was confirmed that I had chicken pox! So, there goes the rest of my Eid... sigh...

That very Saturday, Cik Ah got engaged to Uncle Hafiz in PJ. As you might have guessed, I wasn't at the ceremony. So, Mommy and Dadda took pictures of her for me.

Cik Ah looked pretty with her hand bouquet :)

Thankfully, it only took slightly more than a week for me to recover and I recovered in time for our open house in Subang Permai.

A lot of Tok Abah's friends, Tok Mama's friends, Mommy's friends and even Dadda's  friends came that day. By the end of the day, I was exhausted. Mama Lyana and Papa Dam slept over at Subang Permai that night so it was fun nevertheless!

Apart from the chicken pox, my Eid was a blast! I hope you had an awesome Eid too. Will be updating more soon. 

Gotta catch up on all the overdue posts...

Friday 17 August 2012

Eid Mubarrak

Ramadhan is almost over. Only 2 more days left to fast and then everyone will be celebrating the arrival of Syawal.

As for me, my greatest achievement this Ramadhan was to be able to fast for 5 days. Although it felt like the longest 5 days ever but I managed to do it. I wanted to continue for another day or two but Mommy thought 5 days were good enough. Mommy and Dadda are very proud at the fact that I managed to even do it. Of course, everytime I fasted, I kept asking Mommy and Dadda if it was time to eat already. I'd probably asked them that question every half an hour.

Breaking fast for the first time! Donuts & Ribena!

Anyway, during Ramadhan, I took part in a performance with my school friends from CIC. Last year, I also performed with them at Ikano Power Centre but this year we performed at Paradigm Mall. This time though, Papa, Mama, Che Ah, Cuna and Aunty Kinaz came to watch me perform apart from Mommy, Dadda, Tok Abah, Tok Mama and Pak Su. (Bibik & Adik too!)

My performance last year at Ikano Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara.

My performance this year at Paradigm Mall.

Here's the full video of our performance;

Fasting is not an excuse for us to not work or continue with our daily routine. In fact, we are encouraged to do more during Ramadhan and improve on our Ibadah at the same time. I hope next year I'll be able to do better.

As for now, I'll enjoy celebrating Eid with my friends and family! 

Eid Mubarak everyone! 
Here's our Raya e-card especially for you.. :)

Friday 20 July 2012

Happy Fasting Everyone!

I just want to wish Ramadhan Al Mubarak to everyone who is observing this holy month. I will try my best to fast this year. I've been learning about this holy month for a couple of years at school now so this year, I'm going to try to actually fast. 

Wish me luck! :)

We're helping Mommy to prepare food for Iftar tonight :)

Make sure you read this too!

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