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!

 

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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.

Blog is updated! :P

Dah habis raya barulah nak cerita pasal raya. Heh.
Busy apa benda tah sampai terabai blog ni. Nak tutup, sayang… Tak tutup, rasa bazir dok bayar domain ni.
Anyway, raya haritu adik lelaki bongsuku kahwin. Alhamdulilah.
Nak cerita banyak-banyak pun banyak benda dah lupa. Haha.
Tengok gambar ajelah k.

Keluarga pengantin lelaki
Keluarga pengantin lelaki
Mak pengantin perempuan,  pengantin cantik & mak pengantin lelaki :)
Mak pengantin perempuan, pengantin cantik & mak pengantin lelaki  :)
Kami, adik beradik
Kami, adik beradik 
Us! Tembam semacam je tengok kat sini.... Tapi memang sedar diri pun dah tembam bam >_<
Us!
Tembam semacam je tengok kat sini…. Tapi memang sedar diri pun dah tembam bam >_<

Akad nikah diorg ni kat Masjid Al-Sultan Ismail Petra, Kubang Kerian KB.
Hari Jumaat, 1 Ogos 2014
Ni gambar semua cilok dari photographer diorang. Gambar dari camera sendiri tak dan pun nak upload.
Gambar tak sempat nak upload pun, datang kekanak riang mintak nak tengok Frozen lah, nak draw guna Paint lah -__-

Majlis persandingan was done next day, Sabtu – 2 Ogos kat Gelanggang Seni, KB.
Meriah betul. Ramai saudara-mara buat kejutan, datang on the day itself.

Terima kasih semua, datang dari jauh. Maaf sekiranya layanan tak seberapa.

The dais
The dais

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Pengantin
Pengantin

 

Bila belek balik gambar ni, teringat satu cerita.
Sehari sebelum Hafiz nikah.
Kiteorang dok joke around, cakap… lepas ni takde dah orang nak tolong-tolong abang (adik lelaki saya yg special orang tu, kiteorang panggil abang)
Lepas ni abang bangun, takde sapa dah kat katil sebelah.

Hafiz pun cerita, dia balik lewat malam tu… tengok abang dah tido, rasa nak menitik air mata.
Terfikir lepas ni dah tak tido dengan abang… sorang-sorang lah dia tido dalam bilik tu.

:((

Life goes on.

Buat Hafiz & Amalin; didoakan perkahwinan ini kekal sehingga jannah. Awal-awal perkahwinan pasti banyak liku-likunya, yang penting banyakkan sabar :)

Our experience with Paeds Ward, GMC Penang

Mula-mula ingatkan aku sorang je yang terasa bagai ni… Tapi lepas dah discharged semua, husband tanya “perasan tak diorang (nurses) macam tak friendly?”
And I immediately said “Haaaaa!!Yes. Bla bla bla…” Terus sambung apa yg di rasa.

Masa register untuk admission tu, ok lagi.
Person in charge kat admission counter layan ok. Walaupun kiteorg pakai baju tido. Haha.
Sampai hospital almost 8pm (on 25 June) so tak da maknanya nak pakai cantik-cantik.
Dapat bilik duduk la dalam tu sampai pagi. Hehe.
And masa pegi jumpa Doc Palani for the very first time pun ok.
His staffs were very nice to Umar. Siap bagi cookies lagi dan Umar mintak lagi dan lagi, diorg pun bagi aje. Layankan ajela budak tengah lapar. Hehe.
But that was cerita jumpa doc.

Yang menjadi issue sekarang ni service kat peads ward ni.
Pagi operation day, takde sorang nurse pun masuk kat bilik bagitau what time Umar should get ready. And nobody bother to update us or at least let us know, what time we should expect to go down to OT. Nobody. Bila tanya baru la nak cakap, “ohh… kat bawah tak ready lagi lah. Nanti saya call tanya.”
Hello, I have a cranky son over here that needs his milk. At least, update la kiteorg what’s going on so that we know kenapa lambat. Haihh.

Lepas Umar keluar dr OT, bila a nurse trying to bandage tangan Umar… of course la sakit kan, and Umar was complaining too. And that nurse, takde pun nak cakap something nice to him… takde ok. Yilek.
I was quite surprise masa tu.
As a peads nurse, bagi la some positive words to the child yang baru lepas operate. Kan?!

Around 3.30pm, Doc Palani came with few of other nurses – ada sorang tu pakai baju biru gelap, I guess she’s the matron kot. She was good. She was so friendly. But I don’t always see her around. She gave some positive words to Umar, eventho masa tu Umar macam lalok lagi.
I wish that at least nurses kat peads ward were just like her.

There were few times that these nurses had to shot some meds to Umar. Not directly to his skin, but through the tube and not a single time pun diorang ni say something positive. Sedih tak?
I’ll be the one that cheering for him.
I’ll be the one that said, “Umar, you’re such a brave boy! Sakit sikit je. Ubat ni nak bagi Umar sihat.”
Sedih okkk.

Worst is when 1 of them was trying to shot some meds and of course Umar refused to let her do so, I was in the toilet and I could hear husband was trying to pujuk Umar. And you know what this nurse buat? She was screaming at him. Yes. She said something very loud and stern.
Keluar je dari toilet teruslah pegi pujuk Umar.
I didn’t even look at her face, bcos I don’t want to remember her. Grrr!

Lagi satu cerita yang tak mungkin boleh lupa.
Pagi sebelum discharge, Umar was up and active. I was so sleepy and I need my coffee fix.
So, both of us turun bawah to get my coffee from O’briens. While waiting for my coffee ada sorang minah insurans ni datang borak. Borak punya borak sampai lupa nak pegi amik gula. Dah sampai kat bilik, barulah perasan.
Kebetulan there was a nurse in front of my room, so I asked her… “is there any sugar in your pantry?” She said they don’t keep any sugar.
Oh, oklah nevermind. I can just quickly turun and amik sugar from O’briens then. Tapi masa tu Umar tengah makan doughnut, so I told her to keep an eye of Umar while I’m away for awhile. It will be very quick.

Tapi bila Umar nampak mak dia ni nak keluar dia pun start lah bising nak ikut. I told him to stay put dengan kakak (nurse tu) kejap. Macam malas la pulak nak bawak dia… And I thought the nurse going to console him, but naaahhhh!
You know what she said to me, “Kak, bawak la dia ni sekali… budak budak memang takut dengan nurse”
HAH?! And you call yourself a nurse at peads ward?!!
>_<

I wonder all these nurses yang bertugas kat peads ward ni tak terlatih ke? Or bcos we are too selekeh so that we get that kind of treatment?

I know being a nurse is not easy. You’re dealing with a lot of sick people. You’ll easily get tired by end of the day. But it doesn’t hurt pun if you give them some smile, or help the child throughout the recovery process by giving some positive words. Really.

I’m not talking about 1 or 2 nurses kat peads ward ni, you’ll be surprise, most of them are like that.
I told my husband, “agaknya sebab kita ni pakai selekeh and I don’t carry designer handbag… that’s why diorang layan sambil lewa.”
Paling sedih masa nak discharge tu, when we past by the nurse counter (I think more than 4 nurses were there talking among themselves) I told Umar to say good-bye and thank them.
There was only 1 person replied, and she said “Bye”.
And that was it. A single B-Y-E.

Seriously, if you ask me to go back in there…
Sorry, no. Not until they improve their service.
We don’t have issue with admission counter, their pharmacies (gone to both in-patient and out-patient pharmacies) and even the clinic. But I was so disappointed we get treated that way.

Of his enlarged tonsil & adenoid: Part 3

26 June – The removal day

(I actually wrote this on 26/6, but didn’t publish it)

Alhamdulilah. Everything went well.
Adalah sedikit kelewatan pagi tu, sampai Umar grumpy and moody… Ayah kata masuk dalam OT pun dia nangis-nangis lagi… But overall, the procedure was done well.
Itu yang paling penting.
Alhamdulilah.

Masuk dalam OT lebih kurang 10.30am macam tu (actual schedule is at 8am!)
Mama hantar sampai kat pintu OT je.
I have so little courage to be in the OT, so I pass it to my husband.
Lebih kurang dalam pukul 11.30am Umar dah keluar dari OT masuk recovery room.

When he’s back at the room, dia macam lalok-lalok lagi.
Tapi sebab rasa sakit, each time dia terjaga… Dia nangis cakap sakit. Mintak bukak drip and so on.

Dah pukul 3 ptg camtu, he still tak makan satu apa pun.
Minum pun adalah 2/3 teguk air zam zam. Lepas tu dia tidooooo je.
Offer susu pun tak mau.
Mind you, he been fasting since 12am. Risau sangat.
Doctor Palani datang tgk, and he said no to ice cream (Alamakkk!)
Clear jelly, iced water, slurpee should be ok.
Mama dah excited dah nak makan ice cream oreo dgn Umar yg Aunty Ida bawak… sekali tak boleh la pulak.
And Doc Palani said, as long as dia makan ok, minum ok… Esok boleh balik.

Lepas tu bermulalah episode tawar-menawar dengan Umar.
I know he refused to eat/drink anything sbb rasa sakit lagi.
But slowly he started to accept food.
He ate some jelly and nugget.
Kiteorg paksa dia minum air banyak-banyak.

By maghrib, he looks fine.
Tak nangis-nangis lagi. Walaupun still mintak kiteorg bukak wire drip tu. Hehe.
Now he asleep lepas mintak susu. Habislah sebotol of 4oz  dia minum.
Oklah tu for now :)

Actually, nak menyampai ke process removal ni ada terselit cerita lain. As mentioned in previous entry ada “drama”. Hehe

Well, Umar went for sleep study at HPP in April – from that result doctor recommended to go for removal.
Tapi nak boleh ke result tu banyakla pulak cerita; sleep study result should be ready in 2 weeks after sleep study being held, but the head dept of ENT kat HSJ saja je put some more buffer kot la kan something happen (which is memang pun), and we only get our appointment fixed a month after that. Which is in May.
And on appointment day suppose to let us know the result, but no… takde result.
Lepas sebulan tunggu, takde result?! Ada tak rasa macam nak marah?!!
Frustrated jugaklah sebab ni bukan first time jadi macam ni (untuk kes Umar ni), that was the 3rd time.
I was mad bcos both of us took a day off just to know the result.
And as I was complaining to the doctor in charge in a very manner way… all that she said was, “Please don’t scream at me… we just got to know from GH Penang that result is not ready yesterday bla bla bla bla”
Such a drama queen she is.
Memang rasa macam nak tarik rambut dia masa tu, but I think that shows nothing but the bad side of me which at least Umar shouldn’t seen it. Hehe.
So, our leave membazir macam tu saja and it totally ruin our moods.

After that day, lebih kurang dalam 2 days after that la, paeds from HPP called bgtau his result is out.
Then kiteorg bincang next step dengan paeds yang read his sleep study… She said kalau nak buat kat GH, memang will take sometimes. 2-6 weeks to fix the date.

Fikir punya fikir, trylah kat private. Since Umar been getting fever a lot. Risau jugak. There were once yang his temperatures shoot up to 40. Takut sangat.

So, after seeing Doc Palani once… it leads us to today.
Major milestone in Umar’s life, for now… cewah.

Umar, mama harap lepas ni Umar dapat makan & membesar dengan sihat ok!

 

 

 

Ramadhan Mubarak to all muslims.
May Allah grant us strength and patience throughout this holy month.
It is a month to recharge our soul. Let’s maximize our ibadah :)

of his enlarged adenoids & tonsils: part 2

Banyak sangat bab yang kiteorg go thru pasal ni.
Sampai dah tak teringat all the details.
But, today… marks another big milestone in our chapter.

Let me do some recap.

We raised up our concern to doctor regarding Umar’s progress… dah setahun lebih on medication & nasal spray, what should we do next?
He’s not gaining any kilo for the past 2 years, his snoring will get worst when he catch some cold & fever and sometimes he’ll be gasping for air too (while he’s asleep).
So doctor suggest pegi buat sleep study. Just to justify that he needs to remove his adenoids & tonsil since he’s below 5 years old dan Umar bukannya jenis selalu demam yang melarat-larat sampai kena masuk hospital (actually, since Umar goes to school now… selalu jugaklah dia kena demam/selsema).

So, he went for that sleep study.
It was arrange by Hospital Seberang Jaya (HSJ) and had to do it at Hospital Pulau Pinang (HPP).
Reason being sebab only HPP can cater for sleep study and HSJ takde peads for respiratory.

10 April
Umar admitted to HPP for sleep study.
Banyak sangat wires hook on him. Kesian pulak tengok.
Nasib baik ayah yang temankan Umar. Kalau mama, dah nangis dah seround situ.
He had to be monitored for overnight, so next morning around 4/5am dah cabut dah all wires from him.
Lepas dah cabut semua wires, amik darah pulak.
This one brave boy went thru it without his dad around. 4 doctors went in and he didn’t cry at all.
I’m such a proud mama. Hehe.
Menangis terharu bila husband text bagitau Umar did it alone. Dah besar anak mama. Thehehee.

After that we waited for the result to be ready.

 

Cerita result ni nantilah kita sambung deh. Sebab boleh jadi another entry juga kalau kira. Sebab ada “drama” hehe.
Lagi pun mata dah pedih-pedih nak tulis. Hehe.

Padahal baru pukul 9.30mlm.
Tapi sebab such a long day today, I call it a day lah.

Later kita sambung lagi k, insyaAllah.

Banyak. Banyak sangat.

Salam.

Baru ada kelapangan membuang sawang di blog ni.
Dan juga baru ada masa upgrade blog to its latest patch, sampai dah terlupa username & password to my control panel.
Hehe.

Ada banyak cerita.
Cerita Umar pegi sleep study, cerita Khadijah – semek yang banyak mulut tu.
Cerita saya struggle with current job dan hampir-hampir give up.

Banyak.

Tapi macam biasa, asal nak start tulis… mesti ada writer’s block (cewah!)
Dah siap-siap tulis… separuh jalan, bila baca balik… delete, delete, delete.
Lepas tu tatau nak sambung apa.
Macam payah benor tulis blog ni :P

InsyaAllah, nanti akan cerita pasal Umar.
There’ll major milestone on him.

 

Till then.
Bye.