Thursday, February 28, 2008

Anniversary of the Saddest day of my life

Today at 10 someting is the 1st anniversary of the day our father, kids' nephews' and nieces' atuk left us. Although he has left a year, he is still in our heart, we love him and miss him so much.

Abah here is a prayer for you:



بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

(١) ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (٢) ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ (٣) مَـٰلِكِ يَوۡمِ ٱلدِّينِ (٤) إِيَّاكَ نَعۡبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسۡتَعِينُ (٥) ٱهۡدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٲطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ (٦) صِرَٲطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ غَيۡرِ ٱلۡمَغۡضُوبِ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ (٧)

Al-Fatiha

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful (1)
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, (2) The Beneficent, the Merciful. (3) Owner of the Day of Judgment, (4) Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. (5) Show us the straight path, (6) The path of those whom Thou hast favoured. Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. (7)

Al-laa-hum-magh-fir la-hoo war-ham-hu wa `aa fi-hee wa`-fu `an-hu wa ak-rim nuzu-la-hoo wa was-si` mad-kha-la-hoo wa agh-sil-hu bil-maa-i was-sal-ji wal-ba-ra-di wa naq-qi-hee mi-nal kha-taayaa ka-maa naq-qay-tas saw-bal ab-ya-da mi-nad- da-na-si.

O Allah! Grant him protection, and have mercy on him, and keep him in good condition, and pardon him, and make his arrival honourable, and expand his place of entering, and wash him with water and snow and hail and cleanse him of faults as a white cloth is cleansed of dross.


Ya Allah, sampaikanlah seumpama pahala bacaanku kepada roh ayahku. Ya Allah, ampunilah dosanya, kasihani dan selamatkanlah dia dan maafkanlah kesalahannya, muliakanlah kedatangannya, lapangkanlah kuburnya, terimalah kebaikannya,hapuskanlah kesalahannya dengan Rahmatmu, Wahai Tuhan Yang Maha Pengasih

Amin Ya Allah..

Friday, February 22, 2008

Happenings

First of all I would like to convey condolences / takziah to Shila superwomanwannabe and her relatives whose grandmother passed away on Saturday 16 February and apologise for not attending the funeral as Camarina had solat camp that day.

I would also like to wish our MIL - 67th birthday. She is a superwoman.

What did we do last weekend. Adik has solat camp till 2 o'clock. In the meantime her mummy -busy making doughnuts , cinnamon rolls and looking like doughnuts herself. I told myself to stay away from these food but of course can't resist 'em bila dok depan mata.

Anyway, we spent the week at home. Saturday around 2 no electricity. DH suddenly so rajin- oklah sayang I believe you when you say you have lots of work to do- dodgy jugak jawapan when I wanted to follow, he said he wants to smoke in the office ( I wanted to use his office computer for surfing as he said he wanted to use his laptop.) And he'll be back exactly the time the electricity suppose to be back up. Left to fend ourselves we went to Nilai 3. As all the kids wanted to go, susah sikit nak jalan with three kids in tow especially one very suka hati jalan everywhere without telling us no 3 Tina. Kenalah bawak maid.


Nak pi Nilai 3 ni coz we all have.. the kids and I and even the maid - bitten by the bead jewellery bug. Nak cari beadslah ni. There are lots of shops selling the hantaran thingies, flowers of every colour- but have to chose with special care colours gaudy giler but tak ada beads . We found one shop selling them - tu pun tak banyak.

I have bought tiger tail ( string for the beads) headpins, eye pins and apa kebendenya from an online supplier. Adik came back from school with lots of orders as the elastic we used dah habis and her friends were all mad as the orders were not ready. Business good for the kids. So when we had all the supplies apa lagi lah.. Beading frenzy. We spent the weekend catching up with the orders. I made necklaces for the kids and earing for adik ( yang dua lagi - satu tak ada lubang- satu lagi dah kambus)








Red - adik's. Blue kakak's and purple pink tina's.
Weekdays pun tu jugak kerja. Balik opis/ sekolah buat earings, necklaces and bracelets. I had an earing sebelah, lost the other pair- tried using pliers managed
Yesterday I had a very good testimonial from one of my customers which motivated me futher. I have received good testimonial before but this one made me so happy. Someone said she was so enthiastic that her testimonial sounds like a bought one. I am happy for her. Alhamdulilaah.
I have recently bought the Rhassoul clay, clay that has been used eons ago and still is used by elite spas all over the world. I am so excited about the clay- have to wait two weeks- after the fiasco with the courier company i decided to Use The US mail ( post opis) , even that took two weeks compare to a month with the courier company ( for hydrosols and two botol kenit essential oils). This time I ordered hydrosols, clay, shea butter and castille soap. Sampai lagi cepat and cheaper.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Beading Course, Johan's Birthday

Saturday 2nd

We had another jewellery making class. I had to work in the morning so kakak had to follow me to work, kesian dia bored. She wanted to surf the net but the company blocked the sites she wanted to go to- Barbie, Disney Channel.. I've asked her to bring a book, tapi lama2 boring jugak.
Around 2 we went to pick Ana and off to Intekma. I thought I was being clever and parked further than before as the last time we went~ we had to climb stairslah.. sekali tengok even worse lagi jauh- maybe we were near the room but had no idea how to get there, so we had to go down the stairs and menapak back up.

This time we were taught to bead a watch using pearls and beads and also a bracelet using 14k gold wires and swarovski crystals. I had a difficult time beading the watch, the holes in some of the beads were ever so small , ( bukan case tak tau menari kata papan berjongket tau) - Some holes weren't drill big enough- therefore I had to poke a few times with my brooch pin sampai berdarah finger- even the instructor told me to put in one bead instead of the usual three beads when ending / matikan the bead. Kakak finished hers quite early. They have already started on the second bracelet and I was still terkial2 with my watch. In the end I continued ith the bracelet and since kakak also finished her bracelet early I gave my watch to her to finish.



















Balik rumah - still tak habis2 jugak bracelet tu - after kakak finish two other bracelets- one for Tina and another for adik baru I managed to finish mine. Ish ish... slownya mak dia.










Mine- Red- Kakak's green.



Chinese New Year


We went back to Kluang wednesday night. Oklah taklah jam sangat. Spend the two days makan. MIL really spoilt us. Budak2 suka doughnut- buat doughnut- roti naik, currypuffs, laksa johor, nasi goreng kampung (tina's fav). I must have gained two kilos. Came back on Friday night. On Saturday nagged DH pi Giant nak buat Apple Crumble for Pak cik's kenduri Arwah. Satu hari terpleot at 6 baru bergerak pi beli ingredients. Kelam kabut buat... Dengan panas2 bawak ke Shah Alam- yasin recital almost finish. Ada lauk tempoyak with all the daun2 and rendangg. Of course for nogoris and orang Melaka- favourite dishlah kan.. My kids all dua tiga helpings - they love the rendang negeri Sembilan , altho it was hot- cili padi hot.



Sunday


Woke by Epi - ran downstairs and buat brownie cupcakes, ate nasi lemak and off to the zoo for Johan's birthday party.The kids had a gala time. Pi lah the elephant show and the multi animal show- Nadine donated and one of the birds flew to her arm.




Pix- Nadine and bird, Baba Johan, Tina at Flamingos' , Baba tina with giraffe, Porcupine , Johan cut cake

Around 1 we went back to Shila and Epi's for Johan birthday lunch.