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Friday, July 20, 2012

Are You Ready?

Hello all..
The question in the above title is what I have been asking myself for the past week. Why? Because Ramadhan is just around the bend. Tomorrow, actually. I am a bit concerned in facing this Holy Month.

For one thing, this is the first time I will be fasting as a mama. Before this, I can just wake up at the last possible second and gulp down an oat drink. Aaaaahhh... Done. Go back to sleep. Now with Sophie changing her sleeping and feeding habits, it is a bit more challenging. On one hand, Sophie can be my alarm as she wakes up at about 4am to be fed and play flip over on her belly.

On the other hand being aware of the time while fighting off sleepiness and feeding Sophie/keeping an eye on her because I'm scared of leaving her alone while she is on her belly is quite a challenge. Then there is facing the day with lack of sleep and food. I am worried that I won't be able to concentrate on my work.

I hope I don't sound like I am complaining. I love being a mama, more so with such a happy baby as Sophie. Just expressing my concern whether I will be able to overcome these challenges or not during this Ramadhan. I guess this is my Jihad. Afterall, Prophet Muhammad PBUH had even gone to war (to protect his people and land) during the month of Ramadhan. Rilek jak pun kan..

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim readers Happy Ramadhan. May we be able to gain as much Pahala (good graces) as we can during this fasting month. Amin...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012


Hello there,
Great news, Sophie has finally learned how to flip onto her belly. Eversince she flipped by fluke 2 weeks ago, she had been trying and trying to do it again. Now that she could, that's the only thing that she wants to do it seems. Hehe..

If last time she would be sleeping within minutes of arriving home after we picked her up from work, now she doesn't want to sleep! Put her on her back and she would flop onto her belly. She still haven't gotten the hang of flipping over to her back so once she's on her belly, she's kinda stuck. Guess who cries when she's tired? Poor baby Sophie.. But she is learning to so am going to keep rooting for her.

Here are some pics of her in action..

Just a liiitttlllee bit more...

And she makes it!

"I was born to do this. Piece of cake"- Sophia Mikhayla.

Am so proud of her. Seeing her struggling yet never giving up is such an inspiration. Sigh! My baby girl is growing up so fast.. Alhamdulillah, am so grateful that things are going well so far and many more to come, insyaAllah.. Amin.

This is all for now peeps. Happy Thursday. Cheers!


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Monday, July 09, 2012

So Many Things To Say, So Little Time

Hello, hello..
OMG, I have wanted to sit down and open my lappy to blog for the longest time but my laundry (both dirty & clean), dishes and princess always got the best of me. I had also been sick with a nasty cold and cough for the past 3 weeks and after taking Piriton for my cold, I almost always become twit-eyed with sleepiness in 10 minutes flat.

Anyways, the first thing I wanted to talk about was an incident that happened 2 weeks ago. I was doing my laundry when I heard a girl crying. She was wailing and screaming. From what I could gather (not that I was eavesdropping because I was being a busybody, I was deeply concerned) she was arguing with her boyfriend and he hit her. She screamed for him to get out but it seemed like he shouted back, grabbed her and brought her into one of the rooms. Boy was I scared for her.

I felt really at a lost at what to do. Do I intervene? If I do, how do I go about it? What if it will backfire on me and my princess? On the other hand a girl was being abused here in the hands of an irresponsible and cowardly male. I felt that I couldn't possibly let it be without doing something. In the end, all I could do was say a little prayer for her safety and that she may get the strength to leave that poor excuse of a male person (I won't even categorize him as a human being). I also prayed that I, my friends and family as well as all women in the world would be spared from being in an abusive relatoinship. I felt so disturbed for days. Even up till now, the girl kept crossing my mind. I wonder how she is. I hope she is no longer with that guy.

Next thing is that on the 2nd of July 2012, my workplace organized a blood donation drive. I wanted so badly to donate and had looked forward to that date since it was announced 2 weeks prior to the event. Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to donate as Sophie isn't a year old yet. Oh well.. Huhu..

One thing that I noticed though, there are still a lot of people here that do not have the inclination to donate. The majoruty gave the excuse that they don't have enough blood. Cukup2 saja kunu untuk diri sendiri. I wonder how they would feel if one day, God forbid, they would badly need a blood transfusion but they couldn't get it because people give lame excuses. Sorry, I know blood donation is voluntary and no one should be forced to do it but to see strong men cringe at needles kind of sets me off. Apa la guna jadi lelaki kalo jarum pun takut? Bikin malu jak.

Unless you're pregnant, having your period, are sick/diseased and or taking medication, under-weight, had surgery less than 6 months or had a baby less than a year, have low or high blood pressure, etc., you are eligible to donate blood. It's especially good for guys to donate because they don't lose blood like we women folk do every month so donating gives a man's blood the opportunity to 'renew' itself.

Oh well..

I am off to Perdana Park now. Nope, not to go jogging but just to break out of a rut.

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