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Uzair and Two Wheel Bike

By on April 16, 2015

Since my other 3 kids are on 2 wheels bike, we removed the training wheels for all bikes and that left uzair with only the balancing bike. He didn’t like it before but since he was left with no other bikes, he started using it. After awhile he gets the idea where he needs to push with his legs and balance. Actually we do have one more bike for uzair with the training wheels but can’t fit 5 bikes in our Starex thus we choose to bring along the balancing bike with us since its on the smaller size, taking less space in the car.

After awhile, I notice he was pretty good at balancing…tried putting him on 2 wheels bike but he didn’t hv the confidence if i didn’t hold him. He ended up going back to his balancing bike and mastered it.

We were at my inlaws, and about to leave when i saw uzair trying to cycle a 2 wheel bike in the house. Immediately i told the husband…”you, he is into it…bring him out. bring him out! go bring him cycle”. It was about 930pm already, we were suppose to head home as it was time for the kids to hit the bed. However, i wanted to give a positive encouragement to the interest he was showing. Immediately the dad ajak die keluar along with the bike. Brother-in-law was of a great help. dia lah yang gigih bersemangat peganag uzair to get the hang of it. And to our surprise….he started paddling! Mashaa Allah.

Below is the video of his first time riding a 2 wheel bike

(i have no idea why i can’t seem to embed the video, and i don’t have much time to godek. thus, meanwhile u gonna have to click on the link below to see the video)


He cycled and cycled and didn’t wanna stop. Had to promised him we will cycle again tomorrow morning and  “drag” him into the car. I would definitely give credit to balancing bike, in the video below, u could see his kaki telepas paddle but he could balance himself and continue paddle balik…for a beginner who just started cycling, he could maintain his balance even without paddling.

Him cycling the next morning,


(click on the link above, sorry u have to do manually, i can’t seem to get the video clip, pfft..dah tahap nak hempuk laptop ke wall ni, haha)


Its not necessary for you to buy a balancing bike, u may cabut the paddle of ur kid’s current bike 🙂




Uzair is turning 7 years old, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and also ADHD when he was 3+. He is currently using Young Living Essential Oil, once a week of Craniosacral therapy, weekly Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

We place him in preschool now, joining class of 4 years old and has Special Needs Teacher comes to the house daily for 2 hours.



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Handwriting; could it be the essential oil?

By on October 23, 2014

Im not sure how to start this post, but as most of my readers know that i have premature born babies. They were born at 26 weeks weighing 760 gram and 600 gram. We were given a great length of briefing regarding premature babies by the doctors when they were in Special Care Nursery (SCN), we were told of the two end of spectrum that our kids might have. Alhamdulillah, they are growing beautifully, now age 7. If someone new to us, they wouldnt know the kids were born premature. They are just like any other 7 years old. However for my gal, she has some focus issue and errrr extremely untidy handwritting. Initially when she was in preschool, i didn’t take serious on that issue as i was assuming she took my genes on that matter. Harith on the other hand must have had the father’s genes on this matter. Somehow, there was a wake up call in regards to her handwriting when she went for an islamic private school assessment test to enter Year 1. Her handwriting were raised and plus few other issues, and we ended up not getting a slot in that school. Yup, how shocking it was to us…just because of handwriting it became a major concern and not getting a spot in the school. We tried being proactive in that matter, did some intensive cross patterning exercise (crawling) as suggested by the school principal and went again for an informal assessment test. again, the issue of her handwriting was raised. We were told to arrange for another written assessment test in a month time. And the day came, the school called me but i was busy and couldnt attend to the phone. The school called the husband instead…and he had enough of this unnecessary pressure. Told the lady that we no longer interested in that school.

So over the year (Year 1) she really had a terrible handwriting. I suspected it was because of her eyes. She did Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) twice when she was 2 months old. She had lazy eye before and i came to realise she have problem doing eye tracking (where her eye balls are suppose to follow movement of my finger). We’ve been doing eye check up for her but it indicate no power. just slight astigmatism. I do notice she had problem to estimate the spacing of each letter. she would write ; th    e bal l isr ed. (the ball is red). but now since her primary school made it compulsory to do cursive handwriting, she overcome that spacing problem coz each letter in a word need to be joined . she tend to write words close to each other though, inconsistency in spacing. Oh another thing i suspect was,  she have problem copying from the whiteboard. Since whiteboard doesnt have lines, when she copies…she get lost half way, not sure where was the last word she copied. to look back and forth at the whiteboard and her exercise book was a major task for her. and automatically she got demotivated to complete a work from the whiteboard. it just took so much effort for her to copy the work.

However, something surprising happen;

This was her work on Thursday, her usual handwriting….



And on Saturday , yes just 2 days apart….she gave me this handwriting while doing her school homework.

photo 1


I was so shocked. amazed at the improvement, mashaa Allah. I dont know how that happen. and the only additional thing i’ve been doing on her is applying essential oils. Since we started using essential oil on Uzair (will write a different post on that) i decided to get oil for her eyes. We are currently using the Young Living Essential Oil.   Well i cant say for sure its the oil that helps her but yes thats the only different thing ive been doing on her. Oh there was something else happen. I had a general meeting with her principal. If it was not the oil, maybe perhaps because she got panic she might need to face the principal since she got to know i had a meeting with her principal.  Besides her handwritting, she has better control of her eye balls too now. Alhamdulillah

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By on October 8, 2014

I just realised i have this entry below as draft. wrote this post back in March!


I cant seem to keep to my words i guess, just after doing a blog post “I’m back” and the next thing i know, that’s like 2 months ago. Where have i been this time around. I did mentioned i stop uzair from EIP didnt i?  We decided to do acupuncture on him, thus our days are pack with acupuncture sessions. We saw great improvements in uzair’s schoolmates (EIP)  who went for acupuncture but i wasnt sure how do i handle him with needles on his head. How do i ensure he doesnt pull it out? As the year coming to an end last year, i saw friends putting up status on the FB of 2013 achievements and plans for 2014…all i could do was sit, ponder and pray for a better year for us. Honestly, i wasnt looking forward to 2014 coz it means uzair turning 6 years old. He is still non-verbal and has other developmental issues to tackle. We are supposed to start registering him for primary school  by this year…oh how im not looking forward to that 🙁

Back to the acupuncture. As time is running out, and i see further improvement in uzair’s friend…i told the husband “lets give acupuncture a try”. Of coz, syauqi looked puzzle (im assuming he had in his head “how?”) I told him, by hook or by crook we just have to do it. We will and we can. (yes, that was my mantra). Had assessment with Master Leong of The Tole ( and he told us to do intensively for 2 months, 3 sessions a day. Per session is an hour and between each sessions, it requires a 30 mins break. That means we gotta spend bout 4 hours at the centre daily. Master sound very optimistic, he told us to do the treatment for 2 months, and uzair will be “normal” (who are we to define normal though).

Yes , some hold to his words and when the kid is not showing expected progress they became angry. They felt cheated and considered it as false hope. As a muslim, i’m aware we can put in effort but at the end of the day it’s all with Allah’s willing. But of coz at the same time i really hope uzair can cure in that 2 months period.

So how’s the acupuncture sessions? The first day seems impossible…we held his hands, walk with him up and down the corridor. Syauqi had to dukung him and all. Second day seems a lil better. His long hair made things a lil more difficult, it disturbed the needle and we had to poke it again…and the crying would start all over again. After the second day, syauqi suggested uzair get his hair cut. It has always been difficult to cut his hair but we now learn it well…whenever something need to be done, we put aside all the what-if….just go ahead and deal with the situation. Surprisingly he had no problem having his hair cut. I was speechless. Syauqi was just too excited that he decided get uzair a crewcut.  (i always prefer his hair long, but it has been syauqi’s wish to get uzair a crewcut)

We notice Uzair’s sensory issues improves since we started doing the acupuncture. He has Sensory Processing Difficulties / Disorders. He always scream whenever we put him on long pants. he only wants cotton. no other material. but thanks to this condition, i now know how sew simple shorts pants for my kids 🙂 he also refused any polo tee. collar is also a big no no. So the day we could put him on jeans and shirt, i was jumping up and down so excited, haha.

After 2 months, we have cut the session to only once a day. it was rather costly to continue 3 sessions a day and also too tiring for me. i was running around like headless chicken with the logistic. Uwais was living like a nomad. most of the time we are on the road. we even have our meals in the car.




And now we are on Essential Oil for Uzair. Alhamdulillah, we do see noticeable improvement in him. not a big leap…but we are certainly happy with the difference we see in him. more to come insha Allah. We are using the Young Living Essential Oil. and i love the fact that I’m making our house more towards chemical and drugs free 🙂

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By on September 6, 2014

The queue grew longer since the last time we came. another good “refresher course” for the kids.

This time around the kids learnt about “amanah”. Athirah was thirsty and asked for some drinks, while one of the volunteers mistakenly gave harith a kids’ goodie pack coz harith was mingling with the homeless kids.
told harith he has to return it back and explained to athirah why she cant have some drink. was telling them that Pertiwi received funds from the public to buy the foods and drinks for the homeless and urban poor, the amanah was given to Pertiwi to deliver those food n drinks to the receipients and since they are not among them, they shouldnt take any drinks or food.

Alhamdulillah kids managed to come out with various examples of amanah, to show they understood the lesson of the day.

And i on the other hand was happy to bump into my uni lecturer :). Glad that we decided to make the impromptu pit stop


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7D Disney!

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Remember Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy and Doc? Does these names ring any bell to you? Yup, the Seven Dwarfs!and they are coming to Astro 615 tomorrow! Yes you heard me right, Catch 7D to tomorrow , Sunday 7th September 615!


The series takes place in the whimsical world of Jollywood, where Queen Delightful relies on the 7D – Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc – to keep the kingdom in order. Standing in their way are two laughably evil villains, Grim and Hildy Gloom, who plot to take over the kingdom by stealing the magical jewels in the 7D’s mine. With seven very distinct personalities, the 7D always manage to save the day and send Grim and Hildy running back to their evil lair to try another day .

Dont forget to set your alarm, 11am 7th September! it surely brings back some childhood memories


Set your alarm ya! 🙂

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