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FRIM: our must-go-during-school-holiday

By on June 23, 2013

I just renewed my domain and hosting and of coz it hit me once again…why am i paying yearly fees but yet my blog left unupdated. How i wish i can just babble it orally and the computer type all the words out for me. If that can be done… i wont have problem updating my blog often. hahaha

Life has been very hectic, almost 2 months without maid. And im often on the road to do sending and fetching. In between the sending fetching we be home just enough time to settle the kids for their next drop off and to perform my solat. More often that not i did not have the time to grab my lunch. But I’m okay alhamdulillah. I’m not complaining. Just giving excuses for not updating my blog. haha

So far we dont have plan to take new maid. We have our reasons, but major problem would be logistic. I dont deny that with syauqi not being around often, we do need the extra help. but i feel that the maid are doing more “harm” than good. We want to be strict with uzair’s diet but couple of times i caught the maid giving him RAW SUGAR, with reaason “dia nak cik”. The maid feels that’s the solution to avoid him having tantrum bile tak dapat. Again and again i told her not to do so but yet again and again i caught that happen. And i believe there are a lot more other things uzair not suppose to be eating / doing, but its happening behind my back “supervised” by the maid. We are desperate to help uzair thus i feel the best way is to have him under my nose all the time. There is no one else for him to runaway to when he doesnt get his way with me. Previously if he throws tantrum, whenever i ignore him, the maid will come and soothe him with the things he is not supposed to be having. Now that we are without maid, i feel that he is more attentive to the other family members in the house. Ade lah heran skit dgn orang lain in the house. Oh he is definitely much much more attach to the dad now. However, problem occurs when places i need to go/attend but cant bring along the kids with me while syauqi is not around (i.e school report day, Talk by school teacher / doctor ect) . Perhaps i should get number for babysitting services, for me to call when there is a need. hihi . Oh there are times i get my sister hana to help me jaga Uzair. Yes, indirectly im getting my family involved in Uzair’s road to recovery. At least i can be very sure my sister wont feed uzair with “forbidden” food. Now that we dont have maid, i notice he “interacts” with others more. He started pulling his Pah’s and Tuk Ki’s hand to indicate what he wants. Thats exactly why i choose not to have maid. I want him to interact with other people in the house more. It’s my “conspiracy” to get everyone involved in helping Uzair out of his bubble. Inshaa Allah

Speaking of babysitting, during the school holiday my friend offered me to bring elder 2 out so i can have a breather.Very very thoughtful of her. Well it is not so much of the breather that i wanted, but there are times t i feel im pulling my elder 2 back. Slowing their pace…because there are places they wish to go and things they wish to do but i cant bring them; places that high tendency for Uzair to have his meltdown. When my babyhood friend, Ayu offered to bring elder 2 out and i knew how much they love lego, i suggested her Bangsar Village where they had free play of Lego at the ground floor concourse. She sent me photos if them and oh boy, i felt like crying.Sorry kids if i have not bring you to places that could further enhance your development. We are trying our best to balance your needs and Uzair’s need. And of coz Uwais’ as well.

Elder 2 surely had a good time with Auntie Ayu…they were telling me stories till the very last minute they close their eyes that night. After Bangsar Village, Ayu brought them to her house, so sambung main kat rumah, complete with snack petang, sambung main at playgroud too. A complete day for the kids. Ayu’s son, Bilal is just a year younger than them. They click really well, alhamdulillah.

We didnt go anywhere during the recent school holiday as syauqi’s roster was pretty hectic. But we managed to bring the kids to FRIM. It is like a-must-to-go every school holiday. This time around we we invited Auntie Ayu to join us. And towards the end, we had Kazim and Kareem joining us. We had this big float, a gift on elder 2’s birthday 2 years back. Never had the chance to use it so we decided to bring it along. Jenuh gak lah nak mengangkut the float naik atas. But seeing the joy in the kids’ face…worth the effort of carrying it up. Best moment was when uzair join them too.



Uzair spining the rest





Oh lesson learnt, next time tak payah nak angkut the kids’ change of clothes up…turun je basah2 and change kat bawah. Less things to be carried up next time. Oh we brought a mini bbq pit and had sausage up there. Tgh syok splashing in the cold water, then take a break makan hot sausage. Perfect 🙂




It really doesnt necessarily to have it fancy but good enough for the kids to enjoy. At least the kids have something to remember when they grow up “…when we were little, mommy and papa would bring us to the FRIM waterfall every school holiday” ihihi . Oh we found another gem for the kids. I shall save that for another entry 🙂

What we love most about FRIM is that, its only 10-15 minutes drive from our house and parking is not an issue. We dont need to walk far to reach the waterfall. And most importantly, its kids friendly. Not too much stone that makes it unsafe for the kids to walk about.

*photos taken using the phone camera


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Art & Craft : Sensory Play

By on February 16, 2013

This was last weekend’s activity. You will need syringe, glue, salt and watercolor.


bought the syringe and glue from daiso

Get your child to draw anything they wish using the glue, then pour salt all over it. just tilt the paper over to remove the extra salts. and start dropping watercolors (mix your watercolor with water, make it liquid form) on it using the syringe. the color will move along the salt trail and make a nice color blend 🙂


i enjoyed doing it just as much as the kids 🙂



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School Hunting

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*photos inserted in this entry are not in line with the topic discussed, just to add some colors to the entry. Photos of the kids doing their sensory play. Getting their hands in jelly.

How time flies, elder 2 turning 6 soon. Thus the school hunting getting more tense. But actually it shouldn’t be coz the father already said they are going to the usual Sekolah Kebangsaan. In fact we already registered them last year. BUT deep inside I wish to send them to Integrated Islamic School, but there are a long list of consideration to be done. One of the issues are most integrated schools are are mostly shop lots or houses. We would want our children to have grounds for them to play sports, grass…not cement ground. Husband came across a saying that says a good school is one with big school field, i think what the phrase meant is, the bigger the field, students will ended up doing more physical sports, and when the students are actives, so do the brains, thus the school produce smarter kids. (just an anology i could think of) . Besides school facilitis, logistic is also an issue. I heard a lot that Adni is good, but too far away. The mileage, the toll and oh the traffic. And of coz, the fees too. Adni seems to be more expensive than the other schools i look into. Well, they have proven their school has good quality, that explains the price i guess.


I heard good review of ISSA too, price is not that expensive comparatively to other schools. And the fees are to be paid monthly (even better). Most other school, i notice the fees are to be paid each term. It would be a lot for us to pay up front for 2 kids’ fees. Another plus point for ISSA, they have secondary too…you will have option of doing Tahfiz too. At the end of form 5, insyaAllah the child will be Hafiz and at the same time sit for their SPM / IGSCE. Anak anak kan saham akhirat. Masih teringat my secondary ustazah used to say to us “if kamu jalani kehidupan dunia ni macam syurga, kelak nanti balasannye neraka. dan jika kamu jalani dunia ini macam neraka, kelak nanti balasannye syurga” Please do NOT take the word literally, of coz she doesnt mean life now is like hell. What she meant is if you live your life according to the permissible and prohibited in Islam, you will get the reward in hereafter…but if you live your life as you wish…kelak nanti balasannye di akhirat. She elaborated, dunia ni kan banyak godaan, so be patient and strive for the aakhirah, where u can have anything u desire and the best part is…that would be forever . Dulu masa kat UIA, impressed dgn those who can speak both english and arabic so well. Yes, honestly..i do feel less of a muslim for not knowing the arabic language. I believe kids pick up languages better than adults. Would be nice to see my kids know arabic well.

Oh there is another school, GreenView Islamic school, from the website, it stated that at the end of Year 7, students will finish studying all of Arabic Grammar which would enable them to understand at least 50-60% of the Quran. Something i really wish my kids could achieve. Oh and they are using the Cambridge Primary syllabus, not the government KSSR. Sounds interesting BUT it is at shoplots. However, the advantage they have as compared to other school using shop lots is, they have front huge public field in front of the school. Thus they will have their PE at the field. If you are interested to enroll in this school, their Year 1 starts at age of 6 years old and their semester starts in September as opposed to usual January intake. Thus supposedly if im interested to send elder 2 here…they should already be in Year 1 starting September last year.


Other integrated islamic school that i know of are; Itqan , At-Taimi in Subang, Integrated Islamic School Kota Damansara (shop lots), Baseerah in Gombak, Khalifah Model School in Ampang (heard very very good review of this school). Logistic will be an issue if their school are far coz i have to be back at my area to send younger 2 for their kindergarten. Thus i cant afford to be stuck in jam for long. Oh and also, even if i dont mind…will have to consider expenses of petrol and toll too. Kay maybe its time to consider NGV fot our starex…haha

Another reason im considering Integrated School is sbb the aspect of their basic deeniyah. They will study it as a whole not a separated subject on its own. If they go sek kebangsaan, petang they will go sekolah agama. I prefer if evrything is integrated in. Honestly, something i wish i had when i was schooling.


Tapi yes, ade pros and cons to everything. One of the common issues i heard is about the teachers turn over rate…these private school, teachers slalu tukar2, well i dont blame them. if dapat better offer somewhere else, sure lah pegi kan..huhu. And another issue raised is their multiracial friends. They will not mix with the diversity of culture we have here in Malaysia.

I would really love to send them Integrated school…but after much research pun kang bapak budak suruh anta sek kebangsaan je, errr. Tapi kenapa now ministry fickle minded eh? non stop tukar itu ini…arrgghhh. and the fact they have about 40 kids in a classroom of standard 1 is really a turn off for me. I dont blame the teacher…they have 40+ newbies in the classroom..that is definitely not easy to handle. Oh and i was wondering, sekolah yg berprestasi tinggi tu…is it because mmg teachers are very good or students are from well to do family and can afford extra classes outside hence the good performance. This was something i experience when i was in secondary school…almost all my classmates pegi tuition, some even went for History tuition, and i know off friends yg pergi tuition for subject Moral. Ade yg pergi 2 different tuition for their bahasa melayu subject. Well, I dont wish to go any further in this takut kang ade yg misunderstood im condemning our government teachers. I know they are bunch of dedicated people but they are also loaded with lots of paperworks and what not, how are they supposed to perform their best when they have tons of reports to do and such. And also because at the end of the day i might ended up sending them there too…

And for the private school sometimes you love what the founder or principal aspires to accomplish, but implementation wise by some of their teachers may not be up to the standard set. Best is to pay a visit to the school.


Kay back to my concern, i would really want to see my children practising the islam way of life naturally, and most importantly willingly. Having everything integrated in their daily life, i hope this would be a big help in materializing it. Of coz parents play important role too, no doubt on that. My hope is that they would become mature and wise, and see things holistically. I had people raising the issue of their future, takut tak dapat masuk local uni and such, i believe everything has been plan by Allah. Insya Allah they will have their place to further their studies later on. Dulu most friends yang i impressed with at UIA, i got to know mostly came from private sekolah agama…hence the consideration here.

oh the other day i passed by Sapura Smart School, it made me wonder takde ke muslim yang kaya raya yang nak tolong set up kan such school with infrastructure and facilities like that?


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Sensory Play: Slime

By on January 19, 2013

There were a lot of considerations took place when before decided to enroll elder 2 for primary 1 KAFA. Mainly because it means taking away their Petang Playtime, which has been their daily routine. KAFA is from 430-630pm. When I finally decide to enroll them, i told myself, in return i will organize some play time over the weekend and it should be double the fun than their ordinary petang playtime.


Instead of the usual slime we often play, this time around we make it even more thrill for the kids (and for me too!)



Unfortunately we didnt have enough corn flour. but good enough to make a mess. Initial idea was to have all 3 basket with slimes and “shower” the kids



I couldnt take much photo, coz half way through i joined the kids and were covered with slimes as well 🙂


and as usual, the cleaning up part took longer than the play time. While we scrub off the floor, kids washed their car and rides too. Perhaps next week i shall let the kids wash my car :))

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Random photos

By on October 9, 2012

Yesterday i wrote about Uzair, today i shall put up random photos of my other 3 kids. Alhamdulillah they are growing well. Uwais has started picking up lotsa new vocabulary. Its cute seeing how the elder 2 being so alert whenever uwais picked up new words. They will be happily telling me, mommy uwais said this and that. After experiencing their brother Uzair having speech delay, they tend to be so alert of new words Uwais can say. And each time that happens, harith will say “mommy, Uwais will soon talk like me” . Harith and Uwais are very much attach to each other. Uwais gets so excited each time Harith returns home from school, will run towards harith and hug the big brother. And Harith will always gives in to Uwais, and prob now is..Uwais’ thinks it is always his right. Now sume org lah kena beralah dgn die…even athirah ended up having to give in to him.



Harith has been asking to go on a camping trip, told him we can set up a tent in the house compound/garden but he said he wants campfire. That is certainly not possible to set fire on Pah’s grass. Here he is setting his imaginary campfire,


but within seconds, this boy will come and disturb (read: destroy) the campfire

of coz Harith gets all upset and frustrated…but here’s the trick. I will act like as though i gonna scold Uwais..immediately Harith will say “it’s okay mummy, i can set up another fire over there” Yup, thats the trick, act like im gonna get angry with Uwais, Harith will ended up protecting Uwais and ensure Uwais doesnt get scolded.


And my girl, she certainly has grown longer my baby girl. MasyaAllah look at her now, my 26 weeker baby, our miracle baby


She may look all dainty in the pic above…but climbing is her favorite. She really loves the rope ladder


and spend most of her time on the climbing frame too.




These children, they are such a blessing, subhanAllah 🙂



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