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Friday, January 25, 2013

Ramblings of A Smitten (Demented) Mother..

Hello hello...
Okay, I am about to launch into a rave about Sophia's progress and if you're not into such stuff, feel free to click the 'X' button okay. I won't take offence. As you may know, I spent about a week at my hometown to be with my princess Sophia. She will be 11 months by this coming February 5, 2013 and I am sooo amazed by her learning progress.

She loves to stand and climb. She could actually climb up the couches all by herself! Masalahnya she hasn't learned how to get down safely be herself yet so we really have to keep an eagle eye on her at all times. She also could pick things up while standing now. She would hold on to the coffee table's rounded edge and bend/squat down to pick the object up. The most amazing thing to me is that when she can't reach an object because it is almost under the table, she would stand back up, adjust her position by taking a step back and bend down to try again. She actually could figure that out!

One of our morning and evening activity would be me playing hide-and-seek with her. I would run to hide behind one of the chairs and she would run after me in a baby walker *I know some people disapprove of the usage of baby walkers. Don't judge me, I will tell you more on the baby walker in a later post*. There are 2 single sofas with a coffee table in between them. I would run and hide in one of the sofa and when she 'catches' me I would jump up and run to the other sofa to hide *such a good form of exercise for me, I tell you* . On the first day she went with the motions but by the 2nd day, she actually figured out that she could 'catch' me by peeking in between the coffee table at me instead of running around to the other side of the sofa! Pandai pula dia cari shortcut. Lol..

One of her upper front tooth has popped through her gums, making it her 3rd tooth so far.

She doesn't like being in the baby cot 'cause she cant crawl freely but when I let her out she would go into the places where she shouldn't be. Tempat yang tidak boleh pigi la yang dia paling suka mo explore. Barang yang tidak boleh pigang la yang dia paling suka mo pigang. I will be honest, taking care of an active 11 month old is quite tiring. Itu belum lagi pandai bjalan sama blari kan. I really have high respect for both SAH (Stay At Home) and working mothers who juggle work, toddlers and housework. I don't know how they could manage. Belum campur urus husband. Kalo ada baby kecik lagi? Pengsan. I guess what gets mothers through are their love and devotion to their child(ren) and family as a whole.

Anyway, here are Sophie's current photos:

Duta Coach..

Sophie the burrito baby.. 

These are taken from my Instagram. I don't have many new photos of Sophie because dia pantang nampak handphone and camera, mesti mau pigang. Bila sudah pigang tu nda mau lepas. Kuat betul tangan dia. Sigh.. 

This is all for now folks. Thanks for reading this post. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and 'Like' my Facebook Page (Phoebe_Sophie for all 3). I am also on NuffnangX. Cheers!


Friday, January 18, 2013

My Resolutions for 2013


As I mentioned two posts before, I had been thinking of my resolutions for 2013. I posted my beauty resolutions for 2013 here on my beauty blog so do check that out. For this year I decided to make these resolutions:

1. I will improve my communication skills. I will take a moment to think of the best way to respond before I actually say the words.
2. I will listen. Really listen and understand even if it means I wouldn't be able to respond to the other person right away.
3. I will be more aware of what I write and how I relay it.
4. I will be in tune with my spirituality by praying and reading more Islamic-related books.
5. I will reduce swearing if not stop altogether. Baby steps obviously.
6. I will be more respectful of others.
7. I will exercise patience even when I am frustrated, angry and hurt.
8. I will sit on the fence as far as people's personal problems go. I will not take sides (insyaAllah) unless absolutely necessary.

So far those are my resolutions. I might add a few more. We'll see.

By the way, I will be away for about a week so I may not be able to do any posts during that time. TGIF you guys and have a great weekend! Don't forget to show my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Page some love by following me (Phoebe_Sophie for all three). Thanks for the support.

Much love,

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Hello hello...
Yes, yes, I am sorry but I just cannot resist jumping on the bandwagon of the 'listen/let me speak/animals have problems too' bandwagon. If you are clueless of what I am talking about, it's about Sharifah Zohra Jabeen, president of Suara Wanita 1Malaysia (otherwise known as SW1M) who talked down Miss Bawani (or is it Bavani?) K.S, a student of UUM during a forum held at the university. Here's the link to the video.

Anyways, this post is actually just to share some of my fave memes that had been created based on Sharifah's brilliant debating skills. Now keep in mind that I don't usually share memes unless they really crack me up and believe me these had me in stitches. Enjoy!

But the following 2 memes are my absolute faves:

Hope this made your day. Happy working peeps!


P/S: You can check out Malaysian Gags page on Facebook. There's more where these came from. (^^)v

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Officially Jobless

Hello there..
As of January 15, 2013 I am officially jobless. Let me just start off by saying that I have no problem with the company at all. I resigned on my own accord due to unfortunate circumstances. As much as I loved what I was doing, loved the privilege of being part of the company, etc.there was no mutual benefit for me to stay. I wasn't getting what I needed especially since I had zero experience in the field and that greatly affected my work performance.

Initially I felt sad at losing such a well-paying job. The pay had not only enabled me to pay off my financial commitments and provide for Sophie, it had also enabled me to put aside money for both me and Sophia's savings. However, I take comfort in the fact that all of this was meant to be. I was meant to get the job, meet the people I did, and yes, I was meant to only work there for a short time. I know that there is something good in the experience for me. I just hope that I have learned all that I needed to in that experience (InsyaAllah) so that I wouldn't have to go through the same situation again in the future (Nau'dzubillah).

I am glad to get a fresh start in the earlier part of 2013. Now I am just looking forward. I don't really have a plan that is set in stone. I just want to lay back for a while at the moment and recover as well as dive into myself to discover who I really am, undefined by my work or any other external factors. I would also like to get in tune to my spiritual side and build a better relationship with Allah SWT. I know that good things will come my way this year insyaAllah.

I am currently thinking of my new year's resolution. I know, I know, it's already the middle of the month, etc but it's never to late to resolute and make good changes in one's life eh? Might do a post on my New Year's resolutions next.

With that being said I wish all of you working people happy working and enjoy your lunch break. Cheers!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hi there,
It's been over a month since I've last posted something. Believe me, there were a lot of drafts but there's always something that keeps me from completing them. Pictures to be transferred, no time, no energy, no motivation. I feel so bad. Anyway, how was your New Year celebration? Did it got crazy on New Year's Eve? Did you go to a party or slept through the countdown?

My New Year's Eve was mediocre at best. Sophia and my mom came for a visit and we went to my grandmother's house for a potluck dinner and waited for the countdown. The 'senior adults' were on the porch having drinks and chatting while us 'young adults' were watching tv and/or sleeping.

I have been having so much internal conflict about the oh, so many major decisions that I needed to make in my life that I have not consciously made any New Year's resolution for this year nor have I reviewed my New Year's resolution for last year. Last year in a nut shell pun tiada. Sedih la macam ni. Huhu..

By the way Sophie can now wave, raise her arm in the 'Hooray!' way and the latest is she knows how to do the high five. She has also been very manja with me. Mo mama dia jak, orang lain tidak mau. If I so much as shift my position she would hurriedly cling to me or start crying cause she thought I was leaving her. Tiring but it sure is cute.

This is all for now peeps. Thanks for reading and may this year be better than the last as well as give more and better rezeki to us all. Amin. Cheers!


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