Thursday, 25 July 2013

Favourite Poem of The Week #30

A Mother's Love
by Michael O. Adesanya

There are times only when a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments
And calm all our fears.

There are times when only a Mother's Love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.

For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Pregnancy Craving.. Wondermilk

Ahh.. talking about cravings again. This time, I want something sweet. I accidentally logged into my IG and saw a picture of cupcakes. It was from Wondermilk. It was so cute and looked delicious. I must have it, I told myself.

I even tagged Mr. Fruitheart to the comments on that picture just to show him how bad I want it. HEHE.

We went to Wondermilk Damansara to get the cupcakes. I am a happy pregnant wife! It was a bit hard to find the shop and there was hardly a parking space. I was going to be disappointed when finally I saw the signboard. There were few trees in front of the shop which I think it is best if they cut it down to make it easier for us to spot the shop.

Image credit to Google
There were lots of customer that day. Mr. Fruitheart said the price was bit expensive for the small cupcakes. But, since his pregnant wife want it so bad.. he bought it. HEHE.

We bought a pack of 6 cupcakes - Very very very chocolate, blueberry cheese, foxy red velvet, oh my choc and 2 tiramisu I miss you. Why 2? Because both my boys likes tiramisu so much. I don't want them to get into a fight later at home.

I also added few cookies into the list - Koko Fudge which already finished, Choco Dots and Chocolate Oatmeal. Each jar costs RM10. 6 packs of cupcakes is RM25.

So how was it? DELICIOUS and SWEET and cute!. Just that it's a bit small and tak puas makan kecil-kecil ni. HEHE. Baby girl likes it too. All of us loved it. My little brother who came over for break fasting at our house that day bought it as well, but he went to Publika.

P/S: Will we buy it again? Definitely!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Charity: Baju Raya Project 2013

Once again we are blessed with the holy month of Ramadan, Alhamdulillah. We were asked to do good deeds all the time. Ramadan is the month where we can get more 'pahala' (reward). And of course you have to be sincere for every little task you perform. I did one, yay me! There is a charity project launched by (I think) few people in twitter that I followed, named 'Baju Raya Project.' It is a project where they collect used raya clothes e.g. baju kurung, baju melayu, jubah and tudung which then they will donate to those in need.

Last weekend on Saturday, the volunteers were at the 1Mont Kiara Mall, Mont Kiara. I managed to send my mother's baju kurung which she only wore once or twice. They were all in good condition. I hope those people who get it will have a wonderful Hari Raya celebration with all those clothes they get.

You can check their facebook page
Or look for the hashtag: #bajurayaproject

P/S: Pray that Allah gives us the ability to do what He pleases and may He accept our worship and good deeds in Ramadan.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Favourite Quote of The Week #29

“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” ~~ Richard Needham

Monday, 15 July 2013

Fasting During Pregnancy

Happy Monday people!

I am on my 20 weeks now. So fast huh? And thank God I have the strength to perform my fasting this year. I remember during my first pregnancy, I managed to perform my fasting for 2 weeks only. I hope this time, me and my baby are strong enough to last till the end of Ramadhan.

So is it safe to fast during pregnancy? Well, there is no clear answer to that. It depends on the individual. And Islam allowed pregnant mothers not to fast if she is worried and concern about her health and baby. But, they still have to replace the fast later after pregnancy is over. Like I did. Fuh.. really challenging I tell you. When other people around you enjoying their food and you have to control yourself from eating. HEHE.

What to eat during break fasting and sahur? Healthy food of course. Dates and fruits. It is better if you have fruit juices and milk. I drink my milk for sahur. Soup is good for you too and you need to ensure that you get enough protein for your baby. Please avoid sugary food, which later will increase your sugar level quickly and drop quickly too. It can make you dizzy and worse.. faint.

There are times I do worry about my baby when I don't feel any kick. I keep on rubbing my tummy and asked "Are you OK there baby?" Sometimes there will be instance kick. There are times after a while only I get a lot of kicking. "OK baby, mama know you are there. Just checking." I said.

Pregnant lady. Image credit to Google.
I have been told by my doctor if I feel something wrong about me and baby, I need to see the doctor immediately. Example, if there is a change in baby's movement or I have a fever, headache and/or any other pains.

P/S: 6th day of Ramadhan.. I satisfied my cravings for western food and sweet tooth yesterday by eating spaghetti and choc cake. I will get what I want on weekend, weee!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Favourite Quote of The Week #28

"Ramadan is the month whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness and whose end is freedom from fire. " ~~ [Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)]

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Salam Ramadhan 1435H

Selamat menunaikan kewajipan anda dan ibadat di bulan Ramadhan ini. Semoga kita mendapat manfaat dan berkat darinya.

Image credit to Google. Ramadhan 2013 picture, wallpaper.

P/S: Semoga I dapat bertahan puasa penuh tahun ini. Amin.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Burger Bakar Abg Burn 17th Outlet in Danau Kota

I satisfied my cravings for burger bakar last 3 weeks. Phew! What a long wait for this pregnant lady. Previously I wanted to try it at their outlet in Kota Damansara, but the traffic congestion was unbelievable. It's a mistake going there during peak hours after work. A BIG NO NO.

So, I had totally forgot about it until I saw their banner near kiddo's school. Aha. And suddenly the craving came back. Sheesh! So Mr. Fruitheart went to the stall and bought their meatball and burger.

Delicious meatball. 10 meatballs with cheesy sauce + wedges + special mushroom brown sauce.

Since I just want to have a taste of their burger, Mr. Fruitheart ordered the small one. Not those I saw with 2 3 layers of meat and tall like tower. I am pretty sure I cannot finish it all by myself. For me, it's a so-so taste. Ok ok aje lah. But I am sure will repeat to order their meatball. Sedap lah, best after Ikea meatballs! HEHE.

The location? It is between Warung Ibu Kota and Red Chair Cafe. Opposite the mosque and school. And please people, park your car properly. You shouldn't be parking your car on the road side, it is the main road by the way. Makan satu hal, keselamatan perlu diutamakan juga. Don't be selfish.

P/S: Control your eating hehe. Burgers can make you gain weight.

All About Pregnancy

Tiredness is not something new to me now. What else is new during pregnancy right? Does being sensitive counts? Oh well, you can't help it when the pregnancy hormones is having some fun with you.

It's frustrating when you forget something. This morning, kiddo asked me about his school bus card. I totally forgot where I put it or where last I've seen it. I remember telling him the card was in the car's compartment. But it wasn't there anymore. And, Mr. Fruitheart said something that makes me sad.. 'Always the same mistake.'

What to do when you totally forgot? I didn't do it on purpose. And after hard thinking, I pretty much assure that the card is in kiddo's school bag. Let's hope it is there when I get back home.

So, to make me feel better.. I went shopping. Feed the tummy with my favourite chicken puff, almond twist from Cake Sense and Kiwi Dream juice from Juice Works. I went to Isetan the maternity section. There were sales banner everywhere. Me like it! 9 months maternity dress also having their sales and I like their stripes maxi and blouse. But sadly no I didn't buy any. Tight budget. So forget it. I'll pamper myself with new clothes on Feb 2014!

I should have those yellow sticky notes with me all the time, because I need to take note what I must do next or where I put my stuff. Yes, I do have smart phones. What if then I forgot where I put my phone? It is not easy when you are being pregnant with a belly growing bigger each day, a 14 months old active toddler who's an attention seeker, a 9 year old boy who needs to share his mother's love, a husband who also need to be taken good care off, a 8-5 work and house to maintain. Please God, give me patience and strenght to face all this.

P/S: I should be having an ice cream or chocolate.. Le sigh. Tomorrow I guess.

Favourite Quote of The Week #27

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ~ Lawrence Housman