Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New addition

Alhamdulillah..everything went smoothly.

Mehendi was drawn with different pattern on each of us..RM100 note were arranged in an album decorated with lace and flowers..each room were fully occupied..some slept with no pillow..

and the next morning as early as 5am..the bathroom start working like a machine for 30 people...the guest line p with a towel on their shoulder just like in P.Ramlee movie...

By almost 11.30am my brother in law was officially became a husband...Sufiya have a caci now (auntie).

It wasn't a traditional Indian wedding but more like a Malay wedding..but there will be a touch of Indian culture in Penang next week...

Saturday, May 26, 2007

..of Mehendi, wedding and idiapum

Everything has been prepared for the arrival of entire troupe from Penang for this last wedding of Mohossain's family..Bedsheets, pillows, blanket...including meal preparation for 30 people. The last time we had this big crowd was in 2005 with 45 people at one was chaotic at first but then I managed to sailed through..

All the hantaran are tonite we gonna paint the house red...wearing mehendi actually, specially blend in Penang by one of mami.

The bridegroom is cool, no worry...but his sister and SIL including me are so excited..same sari has been bought (thanx to the bridegroom who generously paid for the sari), but it has turn out into baju kurung. We the daughter and daughter in law will wear the same outfit, and the kids will be wearing white, Sufiya already have 2 white dress for her cacu wedding.

We will be leaving for Alor Gajah tomorrow, maybe around 8.45am and the akad nikah will be at 10am, breakfast will be provided by the ponu (bride) family..which is idiapum (putu mayam) and curry.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

How far would you go...?

There was a knock on the door.. an old man standing holding a file, looking a little bit tired...thought that might be a typical 'kutip derma' for surau or orphan...

He introduced himself and explained that he need the money to help his son who is undergoing dialysis treatment in Kulim, Kedah..This old man is in his late 50's looks like other typical Kedahan who work hard in bendang with his small frame, dark skin...pale shirt. He showed me all those medical documents from the hospital..but I didn't really look at it coz deep inside I believed his purpose of traveling all the way from Kedah is to give his son a better life...his own way.... that is what a father and parents would do to gain back the smile, happiness and hope for their love one..

The sum of money that I gave him might be small...not suficient enough to cover all those medical expenses but I pray for him...Insyallah

If that happen to your own family would you do the same...? If you are have no worry but when you are poor you might cry like a heavy downpour.....

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Small steps

' Melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya.....'

Sufiya first exposure to the real world was something that we didn't really plan. She had her first local authority visit last month in Sepang and she behaved well..sitting on her abah's lap while I had a discussion with the officer.
And last two weeks we attend a Portfolio Exhibition for First and second year archi student at UTM Kl... I was excited to let her see the drawings, models and paintings even though she might not understand it now, but I believe it will be good for her visual and social development...but one thing for sure I wish that she'll choose other field than architecture as a carier, maybe something different from, magistrate..ahli muzik...oh tidaakk!! so no Akademi Fantasia for this lil girl.

I 'inherited' this Glenn Doman book from Sufiya's kala (my sister in law) on 'How to multiply your baby's intelligence'... it is good guide on enhancing their ability not only in reading but also maths and encylopedic knowledge.

Based on this book it is better to start as early as we can, better before the age of six but best before she's two and now is the perfect time to open the window of knowledge for her, but the first important things are material preparation. This is exciting process for me..these are the reading kit..starting with body part.
For general knowledge I've collected few images with bright colours and paste 'em on white 5" x 7" board. The first start is interesting but I don't know what to expect when we kick off the session as I'll no longer be a stay-home-mom... pity her...welcome to the real world, juggling both demanding task, I'll try my best .

-Sufiya with her surah yassin...she'll just say..'aahh..ahh..' as if she follow what I read-

On the other hand I need to make sure that it will be successful..maybe not perfect but at par with her cousins whom their mother used this same book and methods..and the results are straight A for UPSR, PMR and SPM....this is quite challenging..Now I know why all mother including my mom keep on pushing us to do well in school...its the perception, hope, pride and's not easy being a mother...

'Happy Mothers Day to all mommies..'