September 11, 2014

i still babywear... occasionally

my rhubabe

i think she's about 11kg-ish? this wrap gives great support single layer. hmmm. maybe i'll hoard it. maybe not.
the youngest is eager to use her legs so not much wearing with her. i don't really mind.
it's really more of a hobby than an obsession.
if these wraps were wider, i'd have converted them into blankets by the time i'm done with them =P.

meanwhile... on a loom somewhere... this is currently being warped. my friend has such a good eye in colors. i'm colorblind, haha.

September 10, 2014

short snippets

Sophia counts:

while the elder two was brought up on Little Einsteins, Sesame Street and Dora (and as they got older, Hi-5 and My Little Pony), the youngest one was also exposed to Sesame Street, as well as Sofia the First (lol).

recently we've put on Disney Channel for her to watch (since the thumb drive keeps on playing the same thing over and over) and one of the daily current shows included Jake and the Neverland Pirates. i noticed that whenever the part where Jake counts his golden dubloons, Sophia would eagerly stare at the tv screen and count with them. 'sa! sa! sa! sa! sa! sa! sa! sa!' and then she'll look rather pleased with herself. hahaha.

i've got to get this on camera one day.

in Dayana's dictionary:

apple = fruit
strawberry = vegetable (now where on earth did she get that idea? -___-)
tomato = salad

bahahahahha i totally get that one. must be from watching Uncle Amal eating all that salads at home last time.

last weekend we dropped by AnW for a rootbeer, i overheard her telling her Atok that she went to the 'teddy bear shop' (no guesses as to where that is) to have a 'drink with the ice cream in it' T_T

brownie points for description though =P

Dinara oh Dinara:

she refuses to go to school until she gets a hug and kiss from bibik. she'll scream her head off until bibik helps her to put on her shoes, and will stand in front of the car door until bibik opens it for her (like a Boss, hmmmph). and then she'll put up a hissy fit if she doesn't get to close the door all by herself. 'I CLOSE THE DOOR!' she'd yell.

she also loves to ask, 'what about me?' in reference to comparing with her elder sister. talk about making a mom feel guilty. tsk. i have to buy things in twos now. just wait until the youngest pandai demand nanti -___-

my stuffed toy that i so cleverly named 'Giffy' (because he's a giraffe, obviously) was recently hijacked by Dinara and now she goes to sleep with it every night. she used to get hooked onto this Doll i randomly bought when she was younger until bibik hid it and eventually she forgot about it. out of all stuffed toys at home she chose MINE to hog, sigh. anyhow, ever since Giffy changed ownership, Dinara renamed him 'Dog', and then decided it looked more of a 'Goopy', and the most recent name of all, 'OWL'.

which part of Giffy makes him look like an OWL????

minah rempit at the age of 1
camera junkies =P

September 5, 2014

the 'H' trilogy

big fan of Kay Hooper i've been following the Bishop / Special Crimes Unit (SCU) Series since forever so imagine my surprise when Haunted was released a couple of days ago in hardcover and only then did i realize i missed out on two of the earlier books lol sent out an inquiry to MPH apparently both books were not in stock T_T

ok enough rambling along without a single fullstop... happy weekend everyone.

these days the number of people reading books has dropped because they're too busy wasting precious time online (kids on iPads, the 'adults' over social networks), preferring to troll for incredulous gossips that may or may not be true (burning food comes to mind), or to find some random subject to talk about just because it makes them feel good about themselves (the attention seekers).

it's a sad world =| 

whatever happened to climbing trees or running around loose at the park? O_o

August 27, 2014

a cat's tale

meet Princess Sparkle. i call her Sparky for short.

Princess Sparky

her hobbies include eating, pooping, stretching,
and climbing onto dangerous ledges and showing off that she's able to do so
while we humans if attempting to do so might result in us toppling over onto the ground below.

we don't have 9 lives to begin with.
aaaand we don't have soft paws to land on.

this was taken this morning. buat apa ntah cik kiah sekoq tu. kalau jadi Mak Guard boleh la jugak kan, earn her keep.

spot the tikky

just wanted to show off this fluffy furball that is not mine.
so chomey!!!! tail macam feather duster! gerammmmmmmm.

last name Awang.

now these, however, are my cats:

cat #1, #2 and #3

they drive me up the wall but i love them to bits!

happy Wednesday everyone! everyone in the house seems to be coming down with the flu =(

August 21, 2014

up up and away...

so he finally got his confirmation, and he's flying off at three in the freaking morning.


his flight duration is 23 hours, with two transits in between. mau tak mengamuk orang tua tu hahahhahahahhaha. his fellow comrade going with him happens to know my uncle Pak Long, what a small world. don't ask me how many times he packed and repacked his bags, if he had the option to bring the contents of the house with him, he would have.

transiting in Abu Dhabi

since it was past midnight that we left for the airport, the kids bid their goodbyes well before bedtime. i don't think they even know where Daddy was going. Dayana was like, "where's Cherry Barbie??".

his friends were awesome enough to come down the airport to send him off. all fellow pilots, they are. i pray they'll take to the skies soon.

a walk to remember bahahahhaha
the send-off team. thank guys
so he's back to being a student again

i found this photo in my inbox one day later...

this ain't Prague

ain't look nothing like a training center. a change of plan it seems..? (bak kata Hidayat).

and judging from the following photo, you'd think that there was nothing to eat over there.

darurat nehhhhhhh

# orgmesiaperakpioverseas

perak = jakun

would you believe cili padi pun ado? rotfl.

August 15, 2014

babywearing made simple

remember that little photo shoot i attended at my friend Adrin's house a couple of months (or many months... i forgot haha) ago for her little book project?

a few days ago my friend Shasha texted me... apparently she came across the book at MPH Nu Sentral. she 'saw the cover, flipped inside and saw me' was her words. haha. she even sent me a photo. lol.

that's me! and Sophia =D
wrap: Jumpsacbaby
photo credit: Shasha

i haven't seen the book in real life yet... i went downstairs and asked MPH to look up the book for me... but they came up with zilch results T_T.
(either they got the title wrong or they were too lazy to look it up proper for me... oh well)

Babywearing Made Simple, by Adriana Thani
photo credit: Shasha oso =P

anyway, the book's out, titled Babywearing Made Simple, available at (most if not all, apparently) MPH bookstores. or you could get it online at a 15% discount. Adrin will be having a book launch soon for those who'd like to have their book signed - i know i want my copy signed by her =D.

perfect book for those who'd like to dip their toes into the waters of babywearing. nobody could've describe things better like Adrin can. that's her on the book cover, btw. except that now she sports a head full of blonde. lol.

now... to hunt for a copy of my own. tsk.

August 12, 2014

gone too soon

Robin Williams
July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014

who doesn't recognize this old guy?

Mrs Doubtfire.
the voice of Genie.
Night At the Museum.

to name a few. lol.

he will be greatly missed.