Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hari Raya 2009

khirnya raya tiba lagi...the best and most awaited event of the year...I always love hari raya..unlike other festive ...hari raya is exceptionally special, the fact that we have to fast for a month makes the spirit to welcome hari raya is always overwhelming...
As previous years, we spent the malam raya in Pekan at Aki and Tok Mimah's..
This year except for ketupat/nasi impit and rendang ayam kampung we had everything ordered...from satay to nasi dagang to laksa pahang...senang cite! i like! too busy eating that i forgot to snap a picture....common excuse huh!

After sembahyang raya, photo session....there the 3 Ahmads with Aki and Tok Mimah together with their cousins.

One very interesting happened this raya...ADIB HAD A CRUSH!!!! ...NO not with the little Iris but with Inas....There was glow in his eyes every time he looked at Inas...he said Inas is just as fair as he is and very very beautiful that he wants to marry her......sape lah ajar Mat Dib ni...


I really do not know how and where he learned about distinguishing skin colour. I actually told him recently that skin is nothing compared to heart and people's character...i gave an example.."contohnya Adib..Adib putih tapi mulut Adib ni tak bagus, suka cakap org macam macam"...and last nite he told Angah "Adib ni putih ...baik... cuma mulut Adib ajer yg tak baik"...sabar je lah...i think he understands what i am trying to sense with him...in his own way lah..

The ever adorable Iris...i love this little girl...she called me "MakLom la"

We had a long journey from Pekan to KL and further down to JB... meeting families and eating mainly.....the only spoiler was our evasion got smashed by some mat rempit..we lost RM550 duit raya collection...
That incident happened on the third nite of raya, so happened during the day...i had little conversation with Along..Along was forcing me to buy PSP with the duit raya..of course i dissapproved the request for many many reasons....that was when Along told me that the duit raya was theirs and they have the right to buy anything that they like...so i told him, there is no such thing as duit along or duit mummy..."kalau any of you bazir kan duit , duit KITA yg dibazir kan and i cant let you boys to spend without guidance".


Thus when the duit raya was stolen...Along quickly told me that it is our money that being stolen NOT their duit raya.....smart huh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We travelled back to Kuantan in an Accord...loaned from a friend of Abah...macam ayam patah tengkuk punya letih....




Tok Haji and Tok Bibah

Aki and Tok Mimah..

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ramadan supper

We break our fast last nite at an orphanage and the experience is one of its kind. The boys especially Along , have given me some feedbacks of what they saw in the function, and i am glad they are seeing things with their heart...

On our way back, we went to ECM as Along needed to change one of his computer cd and we took that opportunity to have ramadan supper...just ice cream, coffee and lemonade..

Mat dib menjerit tak nak tangkap gambar..because of the moustache marah betul dia....This was when i told the older boys.." masukkan kepala korang"...then they put their heads ajer...mummy kata kepala bukan muka...layan je lah.....


Friday, September 11, 2009

Menjelang Syawal 2009

Just like previous years when syawal is approaching we light the pelita -every night after buka. I dont really understand the lampu tujuh likur tradition but our main purpose is only to light the firecrackers and get into the raya mood

And with those pelita on, the boys' friends will join them playing the bunga api...and our house will transform into Taska...




Smack down


Some candid from the boys "smack down" session..Duan does not watch WWF , me neither...as much as we try to monitor the kind of programme that they view on tele, somehow it is just too difficult to hinder the WWF influence from reaching the boys....

Usually they have their wrestling in their room away from my sight but certain days, when i was being extra nice, smiling and laughing and laughing again, they had their go in front of me and that was when i had these shots...purposely to record the moment....


Most of the time, one of them will end up crying...and the scene will end when mummy become mamee monster....:)

UPSR

Finally UPSR is over...i just cant bring myself to write anything on UPSR before the exam, I was so worried. UPSR is a final exam for primary school and basically depending on the results - you may have options for the secondary school i.e. ability to choose- whether to go to a school next door, an A grade school, boarding school, mrsm etc..etc...

I understand that to learn or not to learn actually lies in oneself not the school, you can go to triple A school but if you just choose not to learn , you will be Z anyway when the rest obtains their As. However, considering the time that kid need to spend in school, I think it is essential to ensure conducive learning environment/surrounding, in terms of the facility, the circle of friends and besides, i see secondary school as the initial stepping stone to the education ladder.

So my dear Afi, my worries are only for you to get the best of what available and ensuring a good start for a long journey.....

Afi doing his final revision few days before UPSR...he insisted to do it on his bed...buat kerja 5 minute, lagi sekali tengok dah tidur...........

Conversation we had in the car after buying some food at the pasar ramadan...
Mummy: Afi, how do you feel as the exam is only tomorrow?
Afi: tak sabar...
Mummy: nape tak sabar???? dah ready ker??
Afi: entah ...tapi rase tercabar......
Mummy: kah..kah..kah..kah..


I am glad myself that the exam is over...tak daya tiap hari nak menjerit asking Along to do his revision....


Our another little talk...this was last night..:
Afi: Mummy, weekend ni kite buat sembahyang hajat
Mummy: nak sembahyang hajat ape lagi dah habis exam ni...
Afi:kertas tu belum periksa lagi, kite mintak dilembut kan hati pemeriksa atau dapat pemeriksa yg baik hati
Mummy: opps ...ok

Our dearest Along...my first son ...is going to secondary school next year....dah bujang!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Give thanks to Allah

video

Adib's version of Give thanks to Allah - he requested to have that kain pelikat before singing. He's following Aki - to wear kain serban when praying....since this song is like nasyid...he thinks it is just necessary...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hair trim before Raya


Brought the boys for hair trim last weekend. Purposely did it 2-3 weeks before hari raya so that by then the hair will grow a little -not so botak and the boys will look dashing for hari raya..he..he..he...Adib is not yet 5 (not until Oct3rd) but following Abangs foot step, he is now requesting us not to bald his head. For the first time since he was born we only get the hair trimmed instead of shaved to the skin.

Angah as always wants to maintain his zack-efron hairstyle which abah referred as the jawa version of zack!

Actually both the elder brothers always want to keep their hair longer especially the front part...we grant their wish and have their hair trimmed at the side and the lower part only for this round!



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NERF Gun

We exercise strict precaution for the boys due to H1N1 - they are being kept in door most of the time-except for school and definitely away from mall- avoiding crowd basically. Therefore for the past one month, Mummy and abah did our groceries without the boys and last week I went out shopping with some friends.
Saturday is known as "hari jalan-jalan" for Adib, thus when i gave him shorts to wear after bath he was curious and asked if we were not going anywhere...again i told him about h1n1 and also informed him that I am going out "Meeting"at the mall with some friends...He approved my "meeting" and gave me 20 cent coin and told me , "mummy beli kan adib mainan ye, Adib dah lama tak beli mainan". I promised him that i would and unintentionally left the 20 cents near to my bedroom window.

During my outing, Adib called couples of time reminding me -earlier he had specifically told me what he wanted. After done with my shopping, i went to Toy r us , straight away took the NERF gun he wanted and made my way to the cashier. While queueing, received another call from Adib and I told him taht I was queuing to pay for his toy...with a worrying tone, he responded

"mummy, mummy tak bawak duit adib, macamana mummy nak bayar?" ...so i told him, "it's ok, mummy guna duit mummy dulu "...

adib: " ok nanti mummy amik duit adib ya"
How the 2 elder brothers responded to the new gadget?
"Tak pe mummy, nanti kite beli sendiri guna duit raya"......one of the plans they have for duit raya this year...
mummy's answer was simply "OK!"