December 28, 2010

opening a bank account

i learned today that if you want to open an ASD account for your child she needs to be 6 months old and above to apply. Dinara is 2 months shy from her 6th month mark. haih.

and you need to be at least 12 years old in order to open an ASB account.

well... what about ASW then? =D

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December 27, 2010

twas the day we call Christmas

the house is almost complete. although super slow. feeling abit irritated now. we didn't even go anywhere on Christmas Day, only spending Saturday night at the unit with the kids. super irritated because no matter how many times i sweep and mop the floor still feels icky and dusty. grrr.

at least the master bathroom is finally scrubbed clean, Dayana insisted on helping and ended up getting a shower in the tub. could use more scrubbing though. one thing i hate about too many windows is WATERMARKS. i got no idea how to clean the windows on the outside. risk my life by climbing out of the window? lol. next thing you know i'm in the news for attempted suicide =P.

a surprising thing happened that Saturday. me and the kids were hanging out on the bed, Dayana was taking the opportunity to jump on the bed, while all of a sudden Dinara started laughing. i mean genuinely laugh. each time Dayana started jumping on the bed, Dinara started giggling away. serious, no joke. i even manage to get it on camera (at the wrong angle, chis), although i think Dayana deleted one of the clips T_T~. she was so excited that she could actually make her little sister laugh. and being the overexcited toddler that she is, she can successfully 'accidentally' delete practically anything in the iPhone. sigh. oh well. probably i can recreate the moment again somehow. let's hope Dinara's in the mood.

went to Ikea yesterday to get a tv bench and coffee table, ended up with a coffee table only because the particular brand that we were eyeing had some parts out of stock, to which the Ikea person kept telling everyone that stock will be available 'mid-Jan'. sigh. also ordered curtains for the unit, also due to complete in 3 weeks' time. Dayana kept bugging the assistant at Macy's with the iTouch, insisting that she looked at her 'A Ba Ta'. lol. i need to follow-up with the grill guy and sofa lady later.

what irritates me is that the longer it takes to complete the renovation, the more things we think we should add to the house. we're now requesting to add a switch for the outside light to be placed outside the door, as well as to redo the plaster conceiling the hood hose. touch-ups belum lagi. haiz. haiz. haiz. benci. i'm sick of houses. i want to live in a bubble. all u need to worry about is being poked at. haha.

what's left to be done:
- bathroom mirrors
- bathroom blinds
- living room carpet
- scrub the house again from top to bottom

as usual had to babywear dd#2 and push dd#1 in the stroller all at the same time. not to mention a shoulder bag to carry. and Dinara kept leaning to one side and arch her back, i had to support her head with my hand @_@. i think probably because she prefers to look around. if i cradle carry her in RS she gets to have a look at the outside world. if i fwcc her in a wrap her view is obstructed, haha. probably explains why she doesn't really like t2t. do you know any other suitable carries i can try to overcome this?

crazy. crazy. i'd like to see if anyone else can juggle everything like that. i hate the way people go to Ikea and buy stuff like they're moving house each time.

i am super tired today. i had a very tiring weekend. i'm so tired i'm caring less for tbw today =D. far told me to stalk a bamboletta. wasn't so crazy about the little dollies but i set my alarm clock anyway for the listing. ended up everything sold out in less than 3 minutes flat. hahahahahaha. oh well. Dayana isn't remotely interested in dollies yet so i'd give it a year or two before stalking again, haha. i hope they'll be like pamirs: super htf initially, but slowly becoming slightly easier to obtain after a couple of years down the road =).

btw, my iPhone 3GS is still available for sale at 1.4k. [SOLD]

model: 3GS
color: white
capacity: 32GB.

used since July 2010 until December 2010, so it's still under warranty. protected by matte scratch protector since day 1, cover also worn (Capsule Rebel) to protect the body. never jailbreaked before. totally in excellent condition. pm me if interested =)

Dinara turned 4 months yesterday. such a big girl, she is. can't wait for her to get her legs to be able to run around with her older sister, at the same time already missing my newborn baby. hee~ i brought her swimming for the very first time that morning, didn't want to procrastinate the way i did with Dayana (which resulted in her being terrified of sand and the waves lol). brought the kids down while Significant Other scrubbed away at the second toilet. Dinara wasn't particularly excited though, probably because the water was slightly chilly. so we just splashed around in the water abit with Dayana hanging on to my swimskirt, hahah.

ok that's it from me. for now =)

December 24, 2010

one day to Christmas

last Thursday brought Dinara for her 3rd month checkup. haha. she'll be 4 months this Sunday, so at the time she was already 3.5 months old. she has officially doubled her birthweight, now weighing at 4.9kg. i get shoulder pain each time i wear her in RS for long periods of time. i'm so used to cradle carrying her that it feels weird whenever i try to t2t her in RS, haha. now's a good time to start utilizing my wraps, don't you think? lol.

Dayana has begun to string a jumble of words into quite meaningful sentences if you care to listen to her properly. she surprises me sometimes, at other times she just annoys the heck out of me, especially during sleeping time when she refuses to go to sleep before 12am @_@.

i've started a new chapter in my weeekday life already. wish i could've started it next year, but oh well. starting now means nobody in the office, which means less unfamiliar faces to meet in one shot, haha. on the first day i arrived sharp on the dot only to have the doorbell go unanswered, hahaha.

i come in here barely a couple of days and already i feel like it's a mini reunion. the place is a whole lot smaller than the former. and i finally get my own cubicle to mess up with whatever junk i like! rotfl. but unlike the former, there isn't any special place to pump, so i have to make do with their sort-of exec toilet which really reminds me of those toilet cacats they have over at the twin towers.

the food here is definitely a whole lot more variety than the former, but i have to watch how much comes out of my purse, and leave a little bit for parking by the end of the day. parking alone costs about rm8ish a day give and take. huwarrgghhh. and don't get me started on gasoline. and the nightmare of a traffic that awaits me each time i exit the PJS toll. sigh. i guess it was also a good idea to have 2 of my cc's terminated before i started, eh? =P

hair loss has begun to take its toll on me. been realizing this everytime i brush my hair in the mornings but i've been in denial and chose to ignore it muahahahah. finally allowed reality to sink in this morning when i shampooed my hair and clumps practically came off each time i ran my fingers through my hair O_o. too sayang to trim, but i'm too chicken to try something new. i've been meaning to try that liese hair dye thingy, but i haven't dyed my own hair for such a loooong time. the last time i highlighted my hair red it was done at a store in Taipan, hahahah. tempted to rebond my hair, but poker straight is soo not in these days. what does a relaxer do, anyway? should i get a fringe? =P

i got a new cover for my iPhone yesterday at Machines. i was bored with black, despite Significant Other saying that we should be one big BLACK family haha (his cover was black, Dayana's was also black... boringnya). initially i wanted to get Speck's PixelSkin HD, but the salesguy pointed out that the HD version was kind of keras. tried it on my phone, but didn't look as if it was shock-absorbent, so in the end i stuck to the older PixelSkin, where the 'pixels' on the cover are slightly larger than the HD version. i bought it in pink as that was the only one available, and which has now started to grow on me =D.

mine's the pink one. although it looks more shocking irl

i also bought a dress for Dinara at Baby Gap. eeeeek. i dropped by the store after i received an sms saying there was an additional markdown on sale items. big mistake. i would've bought more though if i didn't exercise proper control, haha. there was this adorable reversible jacket for Dayana, but i kept thinking whether she really needs it or not... ended up not buying it =(. so apart from a dress for Dinara, i got a kewl-looking blouse for Dayana, thinking that once Dayana outgrows it, Dinara gets to wear it too. haha. it's no fun being the hand-me-down kid =P.

but put it this way, i'm more willing to spend a bit more on clothes for Dinara compared to Dayana when i could only afford Jusco and Sogo brands. keke. i guess that's why my second kid is also a girl =P~~~~

have you read Mini Shopaholic? i think:
- Becky is crazy
- i wish i had a husband like Luke
- i wish i was Suze =D

i bought the UK cover version

patiently waiting for Kay Hooper's latest book. i kinda read it already at the bookstore in US but i didn't buy it because i wanted to get the paperback edition for my collection =D. i read books in the loo. hahahaha. what a way to pass the time =P~~~~~

tomorrow's Christmas! if i was still at my previous company i'd be on holiday today. i got no idea what my plans are as of tomorrow. i love Christmas - the shopping malls, the sale, the decorations, the atmosphere, the holidays =P. i only wish Raya was hyped up just as much as Christmas is every year lol.

my Kanga slot is finally up!!! wheeee~~~~~~~~

ok i'm merapuing. i haven't downloaded my photos so i still got lots of backdated entries to post. ttyl. hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holidays this year!heck, we even have out own miniature Christmas tree at home, courtesy of Parkson Grand KLCC =)

December 21, 2010

zara came to visit

recently found the love with a 3.6m lol. i think anything beyond 4m will end up being a niusance to me haha. sure beats one-shoulder carriers. and it helps to have a cooperating volunteer too =)

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December 14, 2010

my last day

despite things i'm not inclined to mention, i'm really gonna miss this place and the people here =P

only have the lanyard to keep

parking was provided! but i still managed to get 3 parking summons. tsk!

my team finally had their postponsed outing today - MidValley. kinda ironic since they held it on the last day i was employed with the lellow man (oh well, at least i got to join! =D). after dozens of suggestions on what to do, they finally came up with a safe activity - movie and dinner. oh well. that's was ok with me.

when we arrived at MV the first thing we did was to buy something for the gift exchange we'd be having during dinner. then off towards GSC for the movie (lemme recall what movie it was, i totally forgot already what it is we saw that day =P~).
nowadays i don't put too much expectations towards movies, as long as i get a good laugh out of it.

we decided on Spaghetti Grill for dinner, i've never been there before and supposedly it's related to Chilli's. the price was ok so we each ordered sets. while waiting for food i went to pump in my car, hahahahah (i really don't know where to pump in MidValley privately @_@).

then we had the gift exchange. i ended up with my boss's gift, which was really pretty (can't show this to Dayana, she might end up demanding for it and end up breaking it @_@).

here are some photos taken by my friends:

chen fei with his Doreamon pressie

zie and the voluptuous shahnaz =P

irene, the most wonderful boss ever

me with the ex-intecians now defected to the lellow man

my snow globe!

the whole gang

December 13, 2010

lookie lookie

look where i was and what i did yesterday! haha.

i want...ICE CREAM!

Gap Casting Call 2010!
if it's not too much trouble, could you do me a favor and take some time to vote for this little cutie pie of mine? it's the first ever casting call i've ever brought her to, lol.

you can click here to vote =).

or if the link doesn't work, here's how to cast your vote:
search for Gap Malaysia on Facebook -> Like -> Click the Casting Call tab -> Start Now -> Malaysia -> D -> browse for Dayana Nur Sabrina -> click Vote

and voila, you're done! just make sure the vote counter has increased by 1 to make your vote count =P.

voting ends 7th January 2011. thanks a bunch!

here's my little munchkin:

Dayana Nur Sabrina =)

it was challenging enough for me to bring two kids on my own to OU yesterday, let alone getting her to sit still and pose. she was more interested in the signage than smiling for the camera haha. didn't help that i kinda lost my voice too. and the waiting time wasn't doing much justice either. so... i was lucky Dayana was in an agreeable mood for the whole 4 hours we were there =D.

bought Dayana a cute little red dress and ballet slippers (her very first dressy shoes haha) for her at Gap. thinking back, i wish i had bought Dinara a dress too, the smaller sized dresses were much cuter and came in more choices =).

i was about to blog more but someone decided to transfer all the photos in my memory card into the PC and left me with absolutely nothing... pffft. and what's a blog entry without photos, ey?

p/s. Brit accents are HOT. =P~~~

December 4, 2010

yellow day - photos

i dunno what to crap about in this entry, so i'm just gonna let the photos tell the story. but i can say that this is my first time experiencing this sort of activity (it's not always you get to bring your family to the office haha), so it was quite fun! didn't bring Dinara though, she's too young.

the fun began right past noon (we had to spend the early half of the day 'working' still :P). there were a bunch of talks and activities held for the children at various venues at D'House, but Dayana was still too young so was unable to participate. she was mainly 'culture shocked' at the sight of the huge crowd -.-

coloring for UNICEF

sticking the final masterpiece on the bulletin

at one point we met Aunty Firah :D who whisked Dayana away to meet her boss and colleagues, haha. we had to go collect her upstairs.

we met Aunty Firah

a bunch of other activities were held in Townhall. i got to do my very first sand-art. face-painting was also available, but there were too many kiddos waiting in line -.-

kene buli into doing this sand-art for Dayana

entranced with some Magic Show

just in case i get lost, Mommy

Significant Other with the little kiddo

eksaited with her 'sword' balloon

December 2, 2010

bring your kids to work day

how cool is that? LOL
(p/s. i will advise my kids to NOT venture into the IT line hahahah)

i don't care

i'm feeling depressed. maybe because that time of the month has finally creeped up on me (oh well. so much for natural family planning haha). contemplating the iud now after chatting up with Najua the other day.

Dinara started smiling just as soon as she passed the 2 months old mark. she's due for her 3rd month checkup. i'm curious to know how much weight has she gained since her last visit. she seems soo heavy these days... T_T. she has good head control now too. uncle Hashim says she's quite 'solid'. i think that's a good thing, lol. should i wait for coverage? or should it be better not to delay?

Dayana pulak sudah pandai sebut "iPod TOUCH! mami nak aiiiii pod touch! pizzzzzzz~~~". she thinks just because she says please she can get away with everything. chis dan chis lagi. oh and when Daddy's iPhone sudah kong, she'll straight away ask for Mommy's iPhone, complete with a piiiiiiiz. haiz~ =P.

have you seen the British series 'The IT Crowd'? my deskmate recommended me this series dulu, he used to gelak sorang2 tepi i macam orang gila (if he wasn't busy shooting people that is). it's not a bad watch la actually, hahaha. too bad each season only had like 6 episodes. the IT stands for I.T., not 'it'. anyway, Dayana just loves the opening credits. dengar je lagu she will drop everything and go menari depan tv. another one would be 'Family Guy' punye opening credits. she pronounces it as 'Fai Guy'. lol!

you know what i'm currently lusting after? lol. this:

saya mau DIBS ini LWI!

i killed another credit card yesterday. now i'm left with three. super motivated to kill another one in the next couple of months to come.

watched Deathly Hallows as well yesterday. i still prefer the book though. as expected Significant Other says the movie has no storyline. triple chis. lepas itu tanye i seribu satu questions on hallows and horcruxes T_T.

sent my monkey off to Cheras. hope it gets there safely. never in my life have i posted something so cincaily. what to do, i had limited resources. and the stupid posto don't carry those plastic bags anymore. so i had to improvise.

i better go pump before i procrastinate further. off to play Cut the Rope to kill time. heehee.

November 30, 2010

2 weddings, a party, a car breakdown and a funeral

i realized lately ever since she turned 3 months old Dinara loves to stick out her tongue. really, it's like she just realized she has a tongue to stick out. haha.


oh and Dayana, whenever i scold her, she'll look for Daddy for sympathy, and vice versa. pandai ohh this one. haha.

let's start with me being dulang girl, shall we? the term 'dulang girl' has been coined by the bride herself, so i shall not complain further for i might induce the bridezilla to run amok haha. i remember Jo asking me to be her dulang girl aeons ago so i absent-mindedly said yes because weddings were fun and i didn't mind helping out. lol. Dini was supposed to be dulang girl as well but fate be have it, she fell down the stairs literally and broke her ankle (ouch).

so on Friday i took half day off from work and carpooled with Dini to get there. we were both going stag, so i guess two's company? lol. i pratically didn't know anyone there save for the bride and groom. my baju nikah was cream color, so i didn't have to worry about looking for a suitable outfit and i was lucky that i could still FIT into it hahahahha. heck i even bought colored contacts for the event just to melaram skali skala =P~~~~~. but imo i look weird without glasses, i'm so used to seeing myself with them.

so a dulang girl's main duty is just to carry the dulang hantaran into the hall for the event. the hantaran agreement was 7-9, so there were 9 dulangs to be carried in for the bride to the groom and i got to carry the dulang that held the toiletries. boy was the dulang heavy!

and so it was a tearful event, lol. simple yet sweet. Fahmi's reception will be this weekend at Dewan Perdana Felda (Jo's reception was the day after, which happened to clash with another reception me and Significant Other went to). congrats to these two lovebirds. it's maddening to see them camwhoring everywhere they go, hahahhahaha. proof: blog of Fahmi. p/s. please blog more, ever since you got tied up, you seem to be writing less and less!

the hantaran. see the toiletries?

dini, me & the crutch

the bride & groom

made a new friend that day, Azlina, formerly a PwC-ian, gave her a ride back home =) in the usual Friday jam. the more the merrier, aite? i've almost forgotten how terrible the jams were during rush hour. i'm due to be experiencing that again real soon :S.

so on Saturday i had to opportunity to bring the kids to Kidz Sport at OU for the first time (thanks Lita! =) a very happy birthday to Aariz!). it was just me and the kids as usual, and i was lucky Dayana was in a cooperative mood as we made our way from the new wing (my usual parking territory) to the old wing, haha. being our first time there i didn't know we had to wear socks, so there goes my $$ that day to two pairs of socks. haha. at least now Dayana has her very own pair of socks, i don't think i've ever bought her a pair except for those given to us as gifts. hee~ (kedekut Mommy!).

decided to come earlier as i had a wedding reception to attend later in the evening so i wanted to give Dayana an opportunity to explore before rushing her back home again, lol. luck has it the rest of the peeps were still on their way so looked like Dayana had to play on her own for a little while.

while others prefer to dive into the balls, Dayana preferred to collect stray balls and put them back into the ball area. she seemed rather skeptical at sliding down into a bunch of balls, lol. we didn't have time to cover the entire play area though =(. perhaps next time? i sempat jumpe a very pregnant ito, pwiddy as always =D.

i couldn't get nicer photos of Dayana though, she was too busy running around and didn't bother to stop to take photos. tsk.

at this age Dayana already knows that when there's a candle with cakes on it, it's happy birthday to you time. she's improving on her candle-blowing skill too haha (she had practice during Mommy's birthday). you can see just how enthralled she was just looking at the cake! the cake was chocolate peppermint btw. absolute yumminess imo =D.

gaya je lebih, in the end sapa yang makan?

the attendees makan fries =D

happy birthday to Aariz~

what Sleeping Beauty was doing the whole time

as expected, her party pack included some Princess stickers, but she caught a glimpse at another boy's party pack and insisted on Mickey Mouse instead, haha. then she went round showing off her stickers to anyone who would listen to her, totally ignoring her food, which her mommy ended up eating hahahahahaha. her stickers are now successfully scattered all over her play pen.
Dinara spent time chilling out with Uncle Nizam, she was such an angel in the car on the way to OU. too bad the same can't be said for the journey back home lol.

so what were the other mamas doing? busy checking out lix's new gadget =P. should i be sorry that i'm an iPhone user? haha. later when i left i found out the mamas continued gawking over berihitam at... guess where?

being 5 again

that evening me and Significant Other attended a friend's wedding reception in Shah Alam. we left the kids at home this time. as usual Significant Other decided to arrived very fashionably late, but just in time i might add, 5 seconds before the bride and groom arrived at the front door, haha.

the bride & groom

the ex-PwCians

so the groom finally got his bride. lol. Shasha looked absolutely gorgeous as always (i didn't know you switched telco. any chance of turning yellow later on?). and Najua's Aisha is just adorable!!!

later in the evening Significant Other's friends came over for abit to lepak. Dayana was simply excited to have visitors over. insisted to show off her iTouch to Uncle Rijal (haha) and later handed him a crayon and asked him to draw in her new notebook, part of the party pack she received during the birthday party.

the final part of this chapter would be about my beloved Neo, which happened before the abovetold events. i happened to get caught in the rain one day when i was visiting SR and came down with a terrible fit of sneezes which left my brain rattling in my skull. so i took the opportunity to run errands while i have the time away from work, sick or no sick.

it started out with the aircond not functioning. i was like bahh, is it time to service the aircond already? my car was already due for its 90km service so i thought i'd wait until i was work-free to send my car for servicing and other miscellaneous fixes one shot - my brakepads were due to be changed too.

and just as i was about to enter the Ikea parking lot, my car suddenly died. AAAAAAAAAARRRRGGGHHH! 100% no response. flat line.

as luck would have it, the owner of one of the cars i was blocking arrived. i thought i'd already be D.O.A. but instead she was really kind to help me move (or push is more like it) my car out of the way to reverse her car out, and then stopped to help me push my car into her parking space so that i wouldn't block traffic. is that nice or what??? you don't get people like that these days. to that kind person, thank you so much!

with no idea what to do, i called my brother. luckily he was working night shift that week, so he got his ass over to help me out =D. seemed that the engine overheated and i didn't realize it (which later turned out to be faulty wiring, phewww). luckily after the engine cooled down abit i was able to start up the car so i drove to Proton Mutiara and went back home with my brother. got ourselves hotdogs and curry puffs at Ikea. and i got to eat meatballs while waiting for my brother to arrive =P. thanks to my brother to for helping me collect the car yesterday. i owe you steak ok. haha.

and the funeral? the death of my Ikea credit card. no photos with respect to the R.I.P. kekekeke. 1 down, 4 more to go.

kids these days...

... are even more advanced than their parents.

got this photo off my sil's friend's FB. the caption that came together with the photo reads:

"Awesome giler budak nie, umur 2 tahun dah pandai guna itouch."

at the time, Dayana's favorite quote of the week was "Auntie Enn = Angry Bird".


November 19, 2010

literally saujana

i dunno why it's taking a looOoOOoOoOng time to get the place done. it's just a small unit to begin with. anyway i'm just hoping everything will get done by end of the month before mil comes back. i'd never hear the end of it.

waiting on the completion of:
- kitchen cabinets
- storeroom

things left to do:
- curtains
- bathroom cabinets & mirrors
- a way to disguise our open-air bathroom (lol)
- door grille
- furniture

a preview of the current progress:

things sticking out from the ceiling

wardrobe, built in. curse that ceiling beam

this has yet to be completed... tak pasal2 kasik freeshow nanti

November 16, 2010

salam aidiladha 2010

pic source: google

Salam Aidiladha from all of us here in the Monsoon road, including Severus Snape, Harry, Ron & Hermione =D

we'll be celebrating Aidiladha here in KL, since we both didn't take any additional leave and don't have plans to go anywhere yet (also i'm out of leave balances, all taken to extend my maternity leave =P). big shout out to Wan, Sue, Sarah & Izzah back in KT! *woot woot*

the much awaited Harry Potter movie is premiering this week! *shuffle shuffle ala macam that guy in Waktu Rehat LOL* Significant Other isn't much of a fan though, he prefers movies that involve vampires and wandering half-dead zombies than magic =P (but oddly enough he happens to like 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'... which involves magic? go figure). my colleague even went all the way to Sunway during lunch hour yesterday to queue up for first day tickets, haha. when will i be able to see it??? sure ramai gila orang serbu cinema for the next few weeks, not to mention school holiday has already started. fufufufufu~~~~ shall i bring Dinara along for her very first movie? LOL.

i don't care i'm going back early today to pick up ketupat for Mommy, i hope today's traffic isn't as bad as yesterday. yesterday was total hell @_@. my parents left for Terengganu yesterday night, and i've sent my Neo to represent us for not being there (haha).

so today i was late for work because... i absolutely fail at parking a Mercedes.


November 15, 2010

roundabouts s.u.c.k!

the distance from my house to the office is only 15 minutes.

Yet today it took me more than 2 HOURS to reach home.

efF lah!!!!!

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November 11, 2010

up at 1am

yep, me here. still awake. since i'm up this late i might as well go eat dinner for a second round before my stomache begins to fill up with gas.

i'm due to pump too. yes pumping is now part of my life, as with the freestyle which i have absolutely no regrets in getting (wish i had bought a backup when i was in Houston, darn cheap compared to here). going dual is the way to go especially if you're short of time to empty out both boobs (i have absolutely no patience whatsoever to spend 15 minutes on each side #_#). to save time, i pump while driving too. haha. my workplace has its own nursing room, complete with its own LLC councellor, how good is that?

i get no pleasure whatsoever in washing and tonyoh-ing bottles and teats every day though.

and no thanks to that somebody, i am now craving brick blue. can't help it, i'm a sucker for blue. lol.

i haven't been updating as often as i should. have alot of things to think about and currently all my posts are residing in my drafts folder. will publish each and every one of them when i get the time to sort out my photos as well. i consider posts without photos boring, kekeke.

i had this weird dream the other night about a good friend of mine, R3 who kinda disappeared off the face of the earth years ago. the dream felt kinda forlorn, i wasn't sure why and what it was all about (dreams do that to you, don't they, always leaving you hanging), it was enough to want me to send an sms to ask if everything was alright. too bad i seem to have misplaced R3's number, cheh.

thank God Dinara sleeps fairly through the night. i get my headaches with the elder one. the first night i started work, she miraculously slept early at 8pm but woke up at 3am screaming in my ear for her Sesame Street and didn't go back to sleep til past 6. grrrr.

oklah. off to pump. gotta rewire my brain to work-mode and reset my body alarm clock again. hehe.

p/s. weird how i come back 2 months later to find the parking lot half empty at 9am. is everyone still on Deepavali break, or did everyone upgrade to bigger cars while i was away? hoho.

November 10, 2010

big... and i mean BIG

luckily Significant Other was on MC the day Regalia Supreme arrived. don't think i could've handled its arrival alone. and it was a good thing Dayana was at my parents' too. i'd confirm trip over her 95% of the time.

objective of the day:
- since it has no storage space under the bed i had to think of a way to get rid off all the junk + dust that was currently residing under the bed
- dismantle the current bed and somehow figure out a way to protect the mattress during transport (HAHA)

when they finished ensembling the bed i was like omg gabak besar! not only just big, but tinggi too. heck Dayana needs a chair just to climb up on the bed. haha. i think Significant Other never counted on the divan to be sooo thick. i totally feel as if i've lost half of my room space, not to mention half of my eyesight too! @_@. have yet to take a photo of the bed. too much messiness in the room for now.

image source: google

the achievement:
- got rid of tons of boxes we kononnye sayang nak buang and kept for the sake of 'what if': a) we mau jual balik?, b) we pindah rumah later on? c) no what if... the box simply looks too nice to be chucked away haha.
- bought a new chest of drawers from Ikea. it has a foldable mirror on the top to act as sort-of dresser (there's no room in our room for an actual dresser!!!). and i assembled it all by myself too while Significant Other was busy lepaking on the bed watching The Last Airbender, tsk. he only helped with the hammering part. punye semangat katakan. i initially wanted to get a wall-mounted rack for storage, but i couldn't find a good enough one.

offtopic: if you think about it, if we had our own a mini kitchen, our room can qualify as a mini-condo for 4, haha. so please, don't complain that our room is too messy for words. there isn't enough room for 4 people here hokeh, regardless of whether we hoard or not.

you should've seen the look on Dayana's face when she first saw the bed. priceless.

and until now, i have yet to get a good night's sleep on the bed. i don't know why.

November 8, 2010

ayam back

i'm backk... to work that is. you can't imagine how i was dreading this day, i even had this queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach when i woke up this morning.

goodbye SAHM, hel-lo FTWM.

i'm contemplating another move again. this one could be permanent. so i might be letting go a number of perks, but i'll be gaining in other areas that i previously didn't. what say you? er, is this cryptic enough? sometimes i wonder, would i even get what i'm saying 20 years down the line? haha.

Significant Other bought me an early birthday gift this year. and being the dummy Sagittarius that i am, i kinda fail at displaying my excitement, much to his disappointment (although, deep down i am really really really excited that i have now have a new gadget to record the milestones of my 2 kids!!!! yay!!!! =D). no more excuse for the future question of why are there more photos of the eldest compared to the rest of the other kids, if any one of them decides to interrogate on the matter. lol.

about the 2 little rascals, let's backtrack for abit, shall we? Dinara turned 2 months last month, and the terrible-2 kid is now 2 years 2 months old. since my memory has been fried due to giving birth twice, i'm no longer writing an in-depth progress of my kids, but will chuck info here and there where i seem fit (in other words, when i actually remember to, lol). no harm in reading through my rambings and rants ey? =P~~~ feel free to volunteer to be my subject to torture if you please.

the terrible loveable twos


- loves camwhoring. loves looking at herself in mirrors. gets that from her Daddy. insists you take her photo first before allowing you to take others
- cannot pronounce the letter 'L' properly (anak Cinakah?)
- likes to punctuate her sentences with 'lah'. 'Elmo-lah!'
- sudah pandai throw tantrum at shopping malls
- an excellent iPhone user. so excellent that she can already screw up my icons in the menu. the other day she showed my mom how to play this ice cream game application, complete with what to 'tekan'. lol. whenever she wants the iPhone she'll say, 'Mommy nak ABC!'
- her bestie apart from Chewy would be 'Ayame' - previously known as 'Barney'. at one time it got muddled to 'Babi' in my attempt to teach her to say 'Barbie'. hoho.
- pantang ajak jalan. will angkut her bottle, her toys, her Chewy, anything that she can hold by herself (she refuses to allow me to stuff them into my bag), insist i hold them for her when going down the stairs, and she'll be the first one out the door for fear of being left behind. lol.

am a little concerned about her milestones and am contemplating sending her to dayschool next year.
she has yet to get her 1.8 months and 2yo jab.


- 4.1kg at 2 months ain't that bad at all =). her Grandad says she'll definitely surpass her elder sister soon enough
- definitely loves bathtime. still does. never cries before, during or after, unless she's super hungry. but most of the times she absolutely loves the attention i give her
- she can cry nonstop in the car seat until she's red in the face and will abruptly stop in a way that worries you sometimes. doesn't matter whether the car is moving or not, it all depends on her mood.
- rejects her pacifier. instead she prefers to stuff her tiny fist into her mouth. sometimes i see Dayana staring and doesn't seem to understand why her little sister does that, lol
- if you give her a few minutes of your time to bring your face close to hers and talk to her she will happily respond to you =)

i babywear Dinara everytime we go out now, and NIP practically everywhere just because i am too malas to handle EBM outside of the house. haha. i'm starting to appreciate my ring slings long tails alot more too. i don't need my nursing cover anymore (except for when i express during office hours). i consider myself a pro *ahem* at cradle carry, but i totally forgot how to do t2t since i'm at a loss at how to coordinate the baby's legs properly - not forgetting proper head support too. and i'm at 0% at pouch wearing. heu~~~. my wraps are underutilized now. please forbid me from wraps from this day on. heck, one of it is now being utilized as a cover for my bed's headboard. haha.

to date, i have 10 RS. and i secretly want more.

babywearing is fun btw. at times people don't seem to notice there's a tiny human being in there, keke.

that's it from me. will be heading to SR later to get a progress stat - i want this unit up and running, one less subject to think about later @_@.

October 19, 2010


a few Kangas that are droolworthy to my taste, lol
owners (L-R): unknown, Pah, Fazie, Liz, unknown

can you see that i'm surprisingly moving towards purple these days? haha)

KP is the current fever. i realized that what Farrah said was right, although KP is highly rated among babywearing moms, they're a bit design-challenged. that makes them not unique. heck there's already 4 sunflower carbon copies in Malaysia.

i still haven't gotten over Kanga fever, mainly because it seems like i've been waiting forever while people right and left have gotten theirs. sigh.

so... i'm patiently waiting my turn and hoping pp doesn't run out by the time my turn swings around. lol.

bile nak my turn ni? =((( (p/s. lix i miss my monkey!)

lol... sorry for this non-informative post =P

October 18, 2010

PD family trip day 2

our second day here involved getting the kids out of bed in the morning for breakfast. Significant Other had a paintball session that morning and so told us to utilize the breakfast coupon. obliged mainly because i was hungry =P. yesterday after Significant Other got back to the room we went out for dinner because i was starvinggggg. i had rice with oh-so-yummy tomyam, telur dadar and kailan ikan masin - what i always used to order back in my Uni days during our dinner outings to Batu Gajah. my partner in crime would be Mahani, lol, she was always up for anything (which is why i love+hate her, hahahah).

the kids in baru bangun mode

after breakfast (in which Dayana would only allow me to feed her a small quantity of bihun with the rest ending up all over the table and the floor =D) we took a stroll around the chalets. seems like they're all interconnected to each other, so we could just enter any row of chalets and eventually end up back at our room =D. the sun was starting to scortch after that, so we didn't stay out long. dropped by the hotel pool but there were just too many people occupying it @_@. and the sun was already bearing down on our necks to be out playing at the playground without having to end up being hangus-ed =P.

freedom of foot

this way to the Atlantic!

princess #2 sound asleep cradle carry

took another swim in the bathtub with the kids, Dinara included. i think Dayana was already opening up to the term 'swimming' haha. the last time i brought her to the beach she screamed her head off punye la tak nak set foot on the sand, and even when i brought her into the water she was terrified of the waves.

by lunchtime we had to pack up because checkout was at noon. went to check out the beach so dropped by the beaches nearby Avillion. the sun was still bringing it on so we didn't venture near the water, just sat under the shade of a very thin tree and allowed Dayana to play with the dry sand using the sandcastle set her Daddy just bought for her. she seemed intrigued with it. or maybe she enjoys the scooping and pouring part. haha.

Dayana & Daddy

Dayana & Mommy

princess #2 chillin out. hahahaha

the sandcastle engineer wannabe

before heading back home, we dropped by this restaurant Significant Other had been to previously during his ex-company's weekend away day. he said the seafood was good, and we should try it. so we did, me paying (only because Significant Other had already had his lunch and i was still starving so anything that comes, goes). we were lucky we arrived there when we did, they were just about to close for the day and would only repoen a couple of hours later. so we ordered, and by the time our food arrived (Which was quick because we were practically one of the very last customers there) everyone including the waiters, chefs, and cashiers had gone home. hahahahahha. we had to leave by the side door. Dayana was more interested in exploring than having her lunch T_T.

so. that's it, our short weekend getaway =D. i think it'd be lots more fun if we were to go in a group than just the four of us. who's in favor of a group trip next time? *hands up*.