For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
As we all know, today 22nd August 2014.. our country Malaysia had its first National Mourning Day remembering Malaysian who were killed in the MH17 tragedy.
It does gives me goosebumps looking at those photo they posted on social media, reading their tweets and yes, I cried. Sad. I hope the family members, relatives and friends stay strong. May their soul rest in peace.
P/S: Mati itu pasti. Dia lah yang menghidupkan dan yang mematikan, dan kepadaNyalah kamu akan dikembalikan untuk menerima balasan. (Surah Yunus, 10:56)
“Remembering and Forgetting You have not forgotten to remember; You have remembered to forget. But people can forget to forget. That is just as important as remembering to remember – and generally more practical.” ~ Idries Shah, Reflections
17th Aug was Mr. Fruitheart birthday. Since it was on Sunday, I do not need to take leave to celebrate it. The plan was to have lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp. Unfortunately, our girls still in recovery mode so we had to postponed it to some other time. And, I cooked instead. From morning till afternoon.
I have never cooked food party during tea or late afternoon. I searched on the Internet and most of it were cakes, and yes more pastries. I searched 'healthy party food ideas' and found few. So I cooked Paella Fried Rice, Singapore Fried Noodles and Chicken Fajitas. We have the birthday cake for dessert, melon and Dominos Pizza which my MIL bought.
My chicken fajitas doesn't looked and taste like the one I've eaten in Chili's. Haha. I took the recipe from Jamie Oliver Chicken fajitas with homemade guacamole and salsa. Since there were no tortilla wraps, I bought paratha bread which not a good wrap at all.
Since almost everyone except me and the kids who came were on diet, there were lots of food left. Oh well, I didn't know. If I knew I would've cooked the Paella only.
Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cake by Wondermilk.
Everyone said it is too sweet. Yeah, it is. Rich with chocolate and cream!
I am no poet, and this is for you honey.
You've been in our lives for so many seasons I'm pouring my heart out for that very reason I've given you life, my husband & friend Our love affair shall never end And though our love has been through the fire You and only you are my true hearts desire I pray for the man that is paving the way For our children each and everyday A man who is… FEARLESS A man who's… ADMIRABLE, TRUSTWORTHY, HEROIC, EXCEPTIONALLY RELIABLE It's no wonder why God's on your side He gave you the strength to father a child And even when we don't know what to say Your wisdom consistently saves the day I opened my heart to you, simply to say… YOU'RE THE BEST HUSBAND & DAD. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/man-of-the-year
“I know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your husband. You had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and friendship that will be delightful and enduring. Let the children learn from your attitude that he is important. Encourage him. Be kind. It is a rough world, and he, like everyone else, is fighting to survive. Be cheerful. Don't be a whiner.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
After the maid issue, I had asked my third sister to look after my girls for about 2 months. After she had started her new job, we asked my MIL to look after my girls with the help from my brother in law helper until we found a spot in daycare. It is not an issue for my second daughter who is 2 years old, the issue is with my small baby since all daycare we found is full.
We had to urgently find a daycare after my MIL and my brother in law helper not able to look after my girls. So, both of us went to Danau Kota and TTDI to look for daycare. We found one in Danau Kota which previously is full and now they have a slot for baby. Lega mak!
And after full consideration and hard thinking, we agreed to send both girls to Taska Manja Ibu. Teacher Zaiton is the person in charge and she is so friendly which I hope my girls would be OK with her. We sent both girls on Tuesday, surprisingly both didn't cry.. merengek sikit-sikit saja. The only person who cried was ME! I am so sad and at that moment itself, I had this mummy guilt of not taking care my own kids.
Teacher Zaiton keep on updating me about the girls when I was at work. I felt relief knowing they were OK, cry a little here and there which was normal she said. My second daughter didn't want to go back when we picked her up after work. She enjoyed the swing and slides. Oh boy. And my baby girl, she cried like no one business when she saw me at the door. It was like she's trying to say, "WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME HERE WITH STRANGERS?? DON'T YOU LOVE ME?? That kind of cry and look.
On the second day, both cried out loud until I had to stay for a while when they were in the baby cot. My second daughter will always be with her baby sister in the morning in the same small cot. She did like what we told her, take care her baby sister. Good girl.
And today, my second daughter doesn't want to go to the daycare. She told us she wants to go to her grandma's house. We told her we can go in the evening when we pick her up and she gave me the tantrum. I called my MIL and let her talk with her grandma. That should keep her calm for a while. Yes, she was a OK when we reached the daycare. Both cried after we give them to the teacher. And with heavy heart I left them soon as they were inside. The longer I stay, the longer they will cry and the longer I have this mummy guilt with me.
P/S: I hope they will stay in this daycare as long as they are OK. Sorry girls, mummy has a detour and delay in becoming a fulltime housewife.
It's 10th of Syawal today. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri again people. Hope all of you had a nice long holiday and enjoyable time with family and friends.
Our first day of Aidilfitri. This year we chose yellow. We were supposed to take family pictures together, unfortunately everyone is not around. My parents went to Kuala Kangsar and my second sister went back to his in law. So we've decided to celebrate first day with my in laws too and went to KK next day.
As usual we went to visit my FIL family side from noon to evening. It was challenging with a baby and toddler because they needed their nap. Poor baby had to be disturbed. Cranky all the way. Good thing was they slept well at night, tired.
And the next day, we started our long journey to Kuala Kangsar at 11am. Reached Ipoh - M Boutique Hotel at 2PM. We booked the place since my aunt house would be full with her children. I do not want to jam packed the house. Later that evening we went to meet up my parents and sisters at Kg. Ribu, Kuala Kangsar.
On 3rd of Aidilfitri, we went to Taiping Zoo. I thought there would not be many people. Boy I was so wrong. The place was big and it was scorching hot. Baby girl didn't have much fun, she was sweating and both my boy and girl enjoyed the visit. My sisters tagged along with us, yeah they were bored. No 3G signal and they couldn't live without it. HEHE.
I went back to Banting on 4th day of Aidilfitri - 31st July. It took us 6 hours to reached home. Highway is not advisable and we took the non-highway road. Phew! First time I've reached Felda Soeharto.
On Saturday we were home. I can see that my children were super happy they were home. Awww.. they missed their bed.