Monday, 18 July 2011

My Monday


Alhamdulillah, I've managed to ganti puasa and now ready for Ramadhan to be here.
It wasn't that bad for fasting in the summer . The sahur ends at 430am and berbuka starts at 830pm. Santa Rosa isn't as hot as Indiana, the breeze is cold. One thing i love about living here is it offers mild weather. Not like those 4 season state, kalo sejuk, sejuk sgt! kalo panas, memang takleh nak kluar rumah. Kalo kol 5pm the temperature drops drastically to 60+F...and roses are everywhere here coz of the welcoming weather.

And today house chores resume per usual Monday. Housewife pon Monday's blues too!
Weekend jalan and hubby is around, so kemalasan memang tahap 90%..memang rumah kalo weekend tunggang langgang..
But when Monday arrives, everything has to be done, from vacuum the house to iron all the baju...and now done!

I'm still on the process of potty train Zara. Yes, it's pretty late.
Zara is diaperless today and takut sgt sbb rumah ni carpeted the whole area.
Memang every 30 minutes duk tanyer Zara if she wants to potty.
I need to make sure that she's potty train before I enroll her to preschool.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Safe and sound in Santa Rosa

The couple of weeks were very hectic.
Adjusting to the new home, new environment, new schedule (full time housewife, jgn jeles), new weather.
I do miss Purdue, sometimes. But to go back, knowing the people that I used to hang around, to play basketball with, to share my tears and lough, is not there anymore.It will be no point to be there.
Now, it's time to spread the wings. Build my own nest. I've been waiting for this time to come.
Be able to plan for the future, without the black-hole that stop us.

Zara has grown up pretty fast. She has able to request in a proper sentence. She too shows her tantrums sometimes. But, overall, Zara such a good girl. Not fussy with the moving. Sometimes, I feel sorry for her, for not be able to stay in a place for a long time. I bet she used to it. She is born as a traveller. I was 8 months pregnant when we moved to KL and when she was 7 months old, we moved to Purdue. So, she start early in adjusting herself huh?

Yes, I found a good school for her. Probably we will enrol her in preschool this September to keep her busy and surrounded by other kids. She was excited when we had the tour at the center the other day.

I'll wrote more later...about my life in Santa Rosa

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Elmo and Barney

Zara has learned a lot of new words.
She even can say..
" Hi, how are you doing?" and she replies " Good " with her pointing finger up..She is learning to get her thumb up, but I guess it just the matter of time.
I did not teach her this. She learns it from Elmo world.
She pretty fast picking up sentence from movies nowadays.
We do not have TV cable in our house. The only channel of entertainment is through DVD.
I've been going religiously to the library to rent DVDs everyweek so that we wont get bored at home. Renting is free and I like the fact that we can rent for a week.
Zara watches a lot of Elmo and Barneys series since we move here.

Speaking of which, I met an Indian mom today at the library during our story time.
She has 2 lovely daughters who are 4 and 5 years old.
I heard the girls talking to her mom with the American accent.
I was impressed and asked the mom which school that she's sending them.
To my surprise, they learn it from watching TV..

This is one good thing that I find out about letting your children watch TV.
But there is always cons too.

Friday, 29 October 2010

My 22 months old Zara

I've been in hiatus for a while.
I have no interest on writing for the past couple of months.

Now, I'm back.
I will just give some quick update.

Life has been interesting nowadays.
Zara has came to the bubbly phase of toddlerhood.

This morning when she was looking for me, I heard she said
" Mimmy, where are you?" clear and precise OK!

The other day, she said " Hi, how you doing "

Everyday, rase nak gomol2 je Zara ni...

Thursday, 19 August 2010


This year is my 6th year of celebrating Ramadhan in West Lafayette.
Not like previous years, I feel different this time.
I'm not really miss home that much.
I'm setting some goals to achieve by the end of Ramadhan.
From ibadah, to loose weight, to cook Malay traditional kuih and manymore in my list..

Alhamdulillah..the other day, Farahee and I were craving for Nasi Kerabu..
We decided to try it out..and tadaaaaaa.....yummylicious USA Nasi Kerabu..

Monday, 2 August 2010

28 months ago

When I knew I was pregnant, I really freak out!
Gosh, what had I done to myself? What did I get into?
I was crying like a mad woman..I know what are you thinking..
You think I'm crazy woman who never bersyukur for the great gift from Allah.
I could not accept that I was pregnant at that age.
I wasn't ready. I just got married like 2 months.
I wasn't prepare to be a mother. I wanted more honeymoon time with hubby.
I wasn't sure I could take the responsible to feed and care for her. I was just about to learn how to be a wife and tada, the next phase of life just 9 months ahead of me..

28 months later..
Here I am.
Alhamdulillah, I'm grateful to have a lovely daughter and very supportive husband.
I know the journey just started, but I'm pretty satisfy with the effort and the hard work we've poured into making the journey smooth and easy.
This is the best gift.
It challenges me to be at the next level of life.
It teaches me how to control emotion.
I love being a mother.
I enjoy every minutes that I have with her.

Friday, 30 July 2010


Before I lost track of how much has Zara improved these couple of weeks, I should write it here so that I can remember it later...

Her vocab has increased.
She says milk everytime she wants to drink the bottle milk.
She says bum bum and sleep when she wants us to sleep.
She says shoes everytime I say jom. Oh, she will grab her shoes and ask me/hubby to put them on her.
If she likes to eat something, for example wild berry near our parking lot, she will say nyum nyum..sgt comel ini budak kecik..
Most of the time when she wakes up from her nap or sleep, she will show her boo boo to us, boo boo means bruises...yeah she has alot..sbb asyik pakai skirt and jatuh.
Alhamdulillah, she jarang nangis if bangun..she's very talkative bile bangun tido.. kadang2 tu trus amik 'book' and show it to us...she knows how to say book.
She can say 'air' if she wants water.
Other words so far eat, sit, nose, hair, eyes, mouth, teeth, ear, cheek.
Oh today, she was asking us to wash her hands by saying sha...I dont know how she get the sha words from...
She loves to piggyback..and she will say baiekk..comel nyer anak dara Zara ni...

Nowadays, die suke kiss and salam. If dengar lagu barney i love you, sure duk kiss and hug mummy die..

Ok, itu je laporan hari ni..i think there are more, but I cant remember them.