berat oh berat!

Pejam celik pejam celik dah 2 bulan kat rumah. Hehe.
Seronok memang seronok, but at times I do miss working. Haha. NOO!
Rindu tunggu 20th every month so that I could get that pay-check and spend it! Bahahaa.

Anyway, ever since tak bekerja ni… memang sedap makan. Apa mau semua ada depan mata. Ok, tipu! Tak semua lah… tapi kalau ada nak makan something, korek jelah kat pantry. Memang sedap!
Yang tak sedap bila tengok berat badan. Aiyo! Sedihh.

Adalah rajin kejap buat workout. Konon nak bagi perut kempis…
Tapi, bertahan sebulan lebih je kot. Lepas tu bila 2 minggu kena panggil jadi babysitter kat Shah Alam, terus ke laut semua diet & senaman. Haihhh.
Now, dah memang macam tong drum dah ini.
Nak jumpa orang pun memang malu dengan muka yang comot habis ni. Cemanalah nak jumpa le familia this Saturday (ada kenduri kahwin!). Ai yai yai!

Haritu ada start balik ganti puasa. Pun terbengkalai jugak sebab last week was down with fever and flu.
Minggu ni kena start balikkk!

Tak mo malas!
Come on, Aida! You can do it! :D

Recipe: Bread pudding

Disebabkan sekarang ni selalu buat bread pudding — banyak lebihan roti di rumah, so kita kena save recipe yang super easy from Am dalam blog ni. Tak payah dah nak scroll kat favourite tweet to find the recipe. This super easy recipe is so easy, all ingredient memang ada kat pantry.

Super simple recipe!

The super simple recipe!

 

Dah tiga kali rasanya guna recipe ni buat bread pudding. Lastest was last week, together with custard sauce. I’m not gonna share the recipe for the sauce bcos I altered the one I got from here, since I’m running out of  fresh milk. Alter punya alter, sekali sauce terlajak pekat macam nak buat custard pudding. Hahaha. Pegi alter lagi, Alhamdulilah edible. Hehe.

And I altered the bread pudding recipe too, tak pakai butterscotch bread pun sebab pakai lebihan roti wholegrain; lebih kurang 6/7 keping roti dan selebihnya kulit roti. Bebudak ni pandai sekarang, nak makan roti tak makan kulit dia tu -_- Roti tu dicarik-carik.
And then about 1 and half cups fresh milk, the rest ikut je sukatan yang Am bagi. Paling suka part tabur/campak-campak tu. Seriously, boleh masuk apa saja dalam adunan ni. I had mixed fruits, chocolate chips and some almond slice for my bread pudding and sprinkle some cinnamon powder. Since I don’t have the bread loaf pan, kita pakai aja ramekin. I mixed all the ingredient dalam jug hand blender, so bila dah campur semua bahan tuang je dalam ramekin, supaya tak comot hehe.

Bake for about 20-25 mins in 180 deg.

Yums!

Dah rupa macam muffin pulak. Haha. But someone like it very much :D

our little missy Khadijah

Scrolling through my phone and I realize that I haven’t blog so much on Khadijah.
She’s going to be 3 this year. Oh my, time flies very fast.

Pencetus muslimah musim pertama… hehe

She’s sooo bubbly. Family semua panggil dia penglipurlara. Hehe.
If there’s no one to entertain her (talk to her), she will sing. She will sing any songs that she likes.

She’ll talk so much dah macam orang besar sangat cakapnya tu. Pls don’t grow so fast, adikk!
And her pronunciation is much better than Umar. Orghe kelate kato, butir kecek tu.

Nampak tak rambut yang bergumpal-gumpal tu? Semek ni suka pintal rambut sambil isap jari :'(

Suka betul mimicking Abang Umar. Apa abang buat, dia pun nak jugak. At some point, dia pun bertukar jadi ultraman *tepuk dahi*

Kalau balik Ganu, dia sorang ajelah kanak-kanak perempuan. Ramai lah hero yang willingly nak jaga semek ni. Dia memang macam lagak tuan puterilah. Haha. Suka kemain kalau orang layan dia.
Last month masa duduk kat Shah Alam seminggu lebih, tak berair pun hidung mek tu sbb takde drama air mata. Kalau duduk di rumah, jerit, satu taman dengar
-____-

Memang drama queen ok semek ni. She can be such an angelic girl and out of sudden boleh menangis menjerit sesuka hati… just bcos mama/ayah lambat buat something that she wants. Haiyo.

She’s a eater. Tengoklah pipi kann… Hehe.
Makan, minum memang no issue at all. InsyaAllah, semua dia bedal.
Kadang-kadang makanan pedas pun dia boleh makan… Tahap pedas level mama lah. Kalau level ayah, mama pun tak boleh nak telan :P

Last but not least, please enjoy this vids by Khadijah Amani. And do excuse background noise yang annoying tu

How to be happy?

There are so many ways to promote happiness in yourself.
You could go shopping, travelling, or maybe just sitting in a cozy quiet caffe and have that cake that you really want to eat! :D

Thank you Mai (@okinokiyo) for sharing this superb video by Sh Yahya Ibrahim on How To Be The Happiest Woman. I’ve watched it months ago, but didn’t finished it. It was quite a lengthy lecture tho… but I enjoyed every single of it.

So, yesterday I managed to continue from where I left… I was at #15, actually and eventually I watched it again from the beginning. Please spare some of your time to watch it.

They break it into 2 part, which I think it is good… sebab tak semua orang boleh tengok/dengar lecture in 2 hrs in one go, kan?

In case you don’t have time (yet) to watch it… I’ve wrote some important points that Sh. Yahya shared. I love #16 the most! ;)

  1. Trust Allah & believe in qadar
  2. Master the fundamentals of your life! Solat. 5 times a day, don’t missed it.
  3. Learn from your parents’ life; be good or not.
  4. Practise Islam everyday :) and work on it.
  5. Knowledge/ilm is important – knowledge will translate to taqwa.
  6. Don’t let people get into your head – don’t let their action/words influence you. Don’t worry about what other people say about you.
  7. Know how to respond to any failure – don’t be blind to what is apparent; if something is wrong, then it is wrong to try to make it right.
  8. Fear is an illusion – only afraid of Allah swt. Push yourself to do the right thing.
  9. JUST DO IT! – I want to learn Quran, then do it!
  10. But you cannot just do it alone! Get help, support. Surround yourself with alike minded as you do. Positive people.
  11. Excellence speaks for itself. You gotta walk the talk. Want to be a good mother? Then proof it.
  12. Believe your du’a will be answered. It is a weapon of a believer (muslim).
  13. When it is time to change, CHANGE!
  14. The best is usually is the simplest – do small good deed rather than do one big deed and never do it again. The confidence that you build in your children; tell them everyday. Recite Quran bit by bit everyday.
  15. Demand the best from others – demand with action. What you want from someone is what you give them. Give them the best so you will receive the best too.
  16. Guard your emotion! Woman connect things with their emotion so hold it! :D
  17. Love what you do.
  18. Forget the past – live the moment.
  19. Ignore the future – don’t focus on future too much.
  20. Live the present – focus on now :)

It was such a good lecture and Sh. Yahya also shared some du’a for us to practise. I hope you will find it benefits as much as I do.

Have a great day everyone! :)

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Hello 2015!

Banyak sangat harapan, rancangan dan azam tahun 2015.

Antaranya;

  • Baca Quran, baca buku. Seboleh-bolehnya naklah khatam 2kali Quran. Oh, baca terjemahan juga. InsyaAllah. Been so slow in reading last year. I’m going to make a point to read, read, read this year.
  • Kurangkan pembaziran, banyakkan bersedekah.
  • Paint the living hall. Been postponing this for long. It is time.
  • Print pictures and make a photobook for Khadijah.
  • Go on vacation for the family. We didn’t go anywhere last year. So, marilah start menabung untuk cuti-cuti tahun ini :D
  • Sign up for master degree!
  • Tulis blog selalu sebab dah bayar dan kena refer balik point #2. Membazir bayar domain ni kalau takde apa yang nak dituliskan :P

Sebelum menaip (semalam), ada banyak sangat azamnya “tulis” dalam kepala. Harini lupa pulak.

Apa pun, mengharapkan tahun 2015 lebih baik daripada 2014 yang penuh dengan air mata, cabaran, dugaan yang memantangkan diri.

Here’s to the brand new year of 2015!

Bring it on!

of Umar’s concert day

So, pagi Ahad – 23 Nov adalah hari penting bagi Umar. Cewahh!
Anak mama naik pentas untuk perform. Hehe.
Umar and his friends performed twice.

Sebelum concert day ni memang almost every Saturday diorang kena pegi school untuk practice.  Gigih betul teachers Umar ni tau. I know I can never be as good as them. Bila tengok diorg handle kids ni, ya Allah sabarnya diorg ni. Bukannya senang nak handle bebudak ni bila dah ramai-ramai.

Umar and his friends perform “How’s your weather?” for the first round.
Kelakarrr!  Dah la paling kecik, pastu baju tu besar. Tercari-cari mama ni manalah Umar nak tunjuk kat adik. Sebab kiteorg datang lewat sikit, so dapatlah duduk belakang… Khadijah dok la tanya, “Mana abang? Mana abang?” hehe.

*went and upload Umar’s video 10mins ago, but till now still tak siap. So, kita sambung bebel la dulu*

Second round Umar and his friends buat Senaman si Tommy tu. Yang ni pn kelakar jugak. Suruh angkat kaki kiri Umar pegi angkat kaki kanan… or is it the other way around. Yang penting nya he wasn’t paying attention sangat. Padahal kalau practice kat rumah beriya-iya.

Highlights of the day of course when Umar received the best student award.
Unexpected betul.
So he went up to the stage 2 kali jugaklah untuk terima anugerah. First tu, semua student dapat trofi yang sama.

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Tengoklah anak siapalah yang paling comel tuu… hehe

Yang pakai baju kurung putih tu budak umur 6 tahun. Sebab diorang ada majlis graduasi at the end of the ceremony, so kenalah pakai baju formal sikit.
Anyway, Umar was the best student for 4 years old in his branch. School Umar ada 3 branches if I’m not mistaken. Tapi only 2 branches yg ada students 4 years old.

Khadijah had a good time as well. Walaupun semek tu tak berapa sihat. She was down with fever the night before. Tu yang bersiap pakai cardigan sbb dress dia tu sleeveless.

Taknak balikk

Taknak balikk

 

At the end of the ceremony, teacher diorang distribute goodie bags. Of course lah Frozen themed. Sukalah bebudak ni dapat stationary Frozen. Speaking of that, mana tah mama dia ni p simpan semua tu… saja sorok sbb tak mau diorg ni buat main. Nanti ada je yg patah yang rosak :P

Manalah video Umar ni tak siap-siap lagi uploadnya.
Nantilah, dah siap kita upload kat sini.

Till then. Bye!

 

Black Friday Sale!

The most awaited sale, no? :D

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Jadinya dengan ini secara rasminya saya membuka sebarang order dr US, from kids apparels to adult, shoes or handbag or even lotion or shower gel from BBW!

Gap
Ralph Lauren
Zappos
6pm
Diapers
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Do include below info when placing orders:
– item id/name
– item link
– size
– color

And send your order to my email: coffeemaker@thecoffeeaddicts.com

Orders close on Nov 29, 2014 -10AM

 

Bittersweet

For almost 9 years… It all ended last week – Nov 21, 2014.

Seriously, I don’t know what to begin with… let alone to sum-up my journey there.
It was bittersweet.

The one that stay thru thin and thick... Look at that so innocent face! :P

The one that stay thru thin and thick… Look at that so innocent face! :P

I started as a newbie in PG6 – Manufacturing Automation. It was on March 6, 2006.
The building is no longer there anymore. They converted it to car park.

I had 2 awesome managers when I was in PG6.
I had awesome friends back then…
I had so many things to do in the office, works were crazy but there were balance between work & life back then.
I never regrets of being there.

3 years later, we received that news – they are closing some of the factories, and ours impacted.
I still remember clearly, it was on Jan 21, 2009. It was my dad’s birthday.
They had us in MPH and announced it there.
We didn’t go back to the office after that announcement being made. I just don’t know how to react.

It is a sign, but I didn’t see it.
A sign that I should be looking at some other job, maybe internal transfer of something else.
But really, I wasn’t paying any attention at all.

We being absorbed to the other group, bigger group.
All of them are doing the same thing, just different by project.
I guess my passion already down by half back then. But I told myself, “hey, this is just temporary. Let’s work for a couple more years then find another job.”
Couple of years past by, still nothing.
Work is piling up and never going to stop.
People come and go, I feel I’m stuck.
I feel like I didn’t grow much.. or develop any new skill any more.

Will surely miss these "gila" people!

Will surely miss these “gila” people!

There were couple of issues in the office.
And I tried hard to overcome it.
And oh, I had awesome mentor at that point of time. She’s good. She’s inspiring.
I think, by talking to her I manage to “put on-hold” of my decision.
I fought. I tried to stick around and acted like nothing is going on.
But, there were always mistake that I made along the way and you had people on your back watching every step that you take so when you made a mistake they will point it out as if you’ve done nothing good.

I hate. I hate writing this. Bcos, I don’t want to remember any of the not-so-good memory that I had.

So, I’ve made my decision and I’m glad I did it.
I deserve to be happy. And I want to be happy so that I’m healthy! :)
When people are talking about their jobs, and seeing their face so happy and glowing… I’m so envy.
I hope that one day, I get that happy face again whenever people asking me about my job! Hehe.

So, here’s to another roller coaster ride of my next journey… May Allah ease everything for me. Amin.

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Clocked out

 

“Nothing compress
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistake
They are memories made
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?”

Goodbye, Bibik Asih

Satu lagi kenangan nak simpan dalam blog.
Bibik Asih, our helper.

Kenang kenangan... Khadijah, Bibik Asih & Umar

Kenang kenangan… Khadijah, Bibik Asih & Umar

We had her when Khadijah is 20 days old.
Memang sengaja mintak someone capable of handling baby, masa my aunt asked about how I want the maid to be.
Alhamdulilah, she is good in handling kids.
Basic things pasal jaga baby, tak payah la nak ulang seribu kali… bcos she’s used it.
Cuma pasal kerja rumah lah, pening kepala sikit.
Tapi bila difikirkan balik, tujuan hire her in the first place is to take care of my kids… so I just shut 1 eye.

We’ve been asking her to continue the contract for another year or so, but she refused with heavy heart. Dia cakap, kesian kat Khadijah… kecik lagi nak hantar pegi nursery. Tapi anak dia pulak selalu buat hal. Tak mau orang lain jaga dia, asik lari sana sini.

So, we bought her ticket and we sent her home yesterday.

Kesian pulak bila teringat cerita Umar tak bagi bibik kemas bag.
Dia sepahkan semua kain baju bibik masa orang tu tengah kemas bag.
I helped bibik to pack her stuff, and Umar came again… asking why I packed bibik’s stuff.
Told him nicely that bibik is going back home. He said, tak boleh.

And I think Khadijah doesn’t really understand what’s going on. We asked her to wave goodbye to bibik masa kat airport. She did. Umar pulak asik la tanya bibik nak pegi mana. Dia fikir nanti bibik balik sini semula agaknya. Or maybe we will meet bibik kat sana.
Kat rumah, Khadijah didn’t even mention bibik until nak tido last night.

She said to me, “Mama, nak ikut bibik”
Hadoi, sebak la pulak.

Terima kasih, bibik… Jaga kami selama 2 tahun.
Semoga kita bertemu lagi di lain kesempatan, insyaAllah.