Friday, August 29, 2014

Golden Anniversary Celebration

Last 2 weeks, the whole family celebrated our dearest Pa & Ma wedding anniversary. Not just any number, it was the 50th celebration. So we made it something special. The preparation like caterer, invitation list, goodies bag, decoration etc started a month ahead.

So on that night, family and close friends yang baru sampai dropped by the registration table, signed their best wishes for the couple and then dapat goodies bag. Then started off with Doa recital by uncle Hazir.

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Scene bawah tents.

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We had amazing food, hawker style. Char koay tiaw, sate, popia basah, abc, tempura, roti jala and laksa.

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Reminiscing memories, we flashed some of old and romantic photos of Pa & Ma. and narrated by Bro Kamal. Some of it were really funny, everyone had a good laugh.

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One of beautiful photos of Pa & Ma.

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Then they cut the cakes. SILs ordered the rosette cake from Just Heavenly.

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With the siblings, orang kuat yang make this event happened. Photobombed by Auntie Sue hehe.

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With the sporting aunties.

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Another family photos campor anak and cucus.

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Pastu pastu nak citer pasal background decor yang kitowang buat. Inspired by Pinterest. At first jenuh gak nak mengcover dinding kat porch nie dengan kain but we managed it somehow with Jeeb's height phew! We did the number 50 using a sparkly gold foam and hung some of the old photos collection to get the classic look pakai tali tangsi ngan sepit. We loved the turned out, and we think the guests enjoyed browsing the photos too. We spent almost 2 hours to assemble everything, but petang tuh hujan, so we had to cabut all the photos sbb takot rosak. Luckily Jeeb was really fast to put up all the photos again in a short time while I was getting ready. And the goodies bag pon looked dashing, in gold color with a splash of gold net. Ada custom cover Yassin, mini sejadah and candies inside. Dorang buat satu2 tuh dengan penoh ketabahan dan kesabaran hehe.

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[Left] Nora and husband duet nyanyi lagu Endless Love. Memang the bomb! [Right] Acrylic standee letak event's name and heart shape cut-out at each tables.

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Oh yaa, lepas Qeeb tgk Nora nyanyi sedap dia cakap she looked like a princess, biler tanya nak mik gambar ke ngan Nora, dia angguk malu. But biler dah diri dekat malu pulokkkk!!! Main pintal2 my shawl gituh adoiyaiii!

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While the guests layan karaoke and chit chatting, the boys entertained themselves trying to sound like chipmunks using helium gas, lol!

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Alhamdulillah every thing went smoothly. Hujan stopped in time. The parents were happy to see all their closed relatives came to celebrate the occasion and every one had a good time. Iols end this entry with one nice photo of the soulmates then and now, still look amazing kannn!! They are an inspiration and an example as parents and as a couple. We hope to experience this ourselves the future too. If they can, we also can, insya Allah!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Beraya at PD

One of the things that I look forward biler beraya kat PD was kids! Which means Qeeb can mingle around with bunch of kids about his age.

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We went to the beach in the evening. Lama gak tunggu hujan benti. Qeeb dah tak sabar nak main pasir.

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Me and Didi. Penah tangkap gambar with Didi when he was about 5-6 years old at the same beach! Awwww...time flies. Dolu dia kiut skang ensem!

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Me and Jeeb enjoying the breeze and fresh air campor bau2 bbq orang bakar kat tepi2 tuh hehe. Time nak balik tuh jenuh gak pujuk si Qeeb because he wants to continue playing kat air pulak. Waduh manade bawak baju extra so gigih lah jalan balik ke keta with one screaming boy.

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Excavation in progress

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Otw back my sis cakap ada 3 ekor anak itik waiting at home. No no...bukan anak itik roasted or anything. Still alive and quacking yea, they came out of nowhere and trus masuk laman rumah. The kids fed 'em rice.

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The kids had fun tangkap and kejar the ducklings. Cuteness!!! Qeeb on the other hand surprised me. At one point, he managed to catch the ducks sebelah tangan jer and flip it macam nak bakar sate. Pitammm! Panic mak slamat kan ducklings tuh.

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Cousins besar kecik lepak and tidoq sesama bergelimpangan. Loveee! Kang biler sumer dah besar panjang tak wat camnie dah kot...stok masing2 malu.

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My familia! Jeeb yang tukang amik gambar tak sempat nak masuk lepas tuh because dah ada guests datang. Pakai camera phone jer ngeh.

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[Left] Me and sis. [Right] My sis and the boys. Oh ya this year, Adly beraya with his muscled arm hehe. Berketol2!

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[Left] Cute gila how Myra fell asleep while playing. Tidoq sembam ke bantal. [Right] Mak Cho, Adly, Didi layan Qeeb borak. Citer pasal cars againnn!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Qeeb's PreSchool Experience

These photos was taken on 4 Feb 2014 - Qeeb's first day at school. Here he was looking a bit worried, waiting for his ride to school. I was so nervous but sooo ready for cebik-turns-to-cry any moment.

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Waiting and waiting. With our helper tunggu sama2 so she also can get used to Qeeb's new timing. When this entry is written, she already left balik Indo for good katanyer.

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Iols pon naik van skalik! I feel so giant laidat...pitam! Luckily ada sorang budak jer at that time so takde lah butt squeezing. Kesian tgk Qeeb...melantun2 dia duduk dalam tuh. At that point rasa dia cam too small to go to school naik van! When dia naik school van all by himself the next day, he chose front seat instead. Uncle Sam pon layan kan je lah.

Qeeb First Day School

The first month was quite a torture for him. The separation anxiety, socializing with teachers and friends, he didn't look forward to go to school at all. Me and Jeeb decided if he's still not OK after one month, maybe we need to enroll him to a different school. So it happened, Qeeb was not feeling well so he didn't went to school for 4 days (Tok Mama insisted he must rest well to recover). He went back to school on Friday and there was a birthday celebration. That was the first time he came back from school feeling so happy and excitedly showed me the party pack he got and told me he ate a chocolate birthday cake. And before we know it, he goes to school willingly and I can see his positive progresses. Like dah pandai pakai/cabut socks, pakai zap shoes, gosok gigi, shishi kat toilet etc. I also found out from the teacher he still doesn't like to dance and sing as he prefers to observe others and laugh.

Some of his friends name that I took note were Eddin, Syafiq, Ranchek, Chang Nak, Huda, Iman, Puteri. Shoo cute! Doa for the best and I also hope that i get to see him perform during kindy concert.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Welcome Home MH17

Pray for MH17 and MH370

#malaysiaberkabung #mh17 #mh370 #flyinghigh

Today we take a moment to reflect and remember those on board MH17, their families and loved ones. Regardless of race or religion, we share immeasurable grief and loss. Hope that our collective empathy and solidarity provide some small measure of comfort and strength. While we mourn and remember those victims, let us also honour their memory by working to preserve life and promote peace, unity and harmony.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Faces of Qeeb & Irina

Faces of Qeeb with girl cousin, Irina

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Ermm yeah..nice one Qeeb

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Qeeb tunjuk lubang idong yang tak brapa kecik tuh. Irina tetap maintain cun wpon cousin
dia tak duduk diam

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Kids facial expressions are the best!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lovely Raya Everyone?

Celebrated first day raya at SA as usual. This year's theme was orange-pink. Pagi2 bangun Jeeb pegi solat sunat Raya. When Qeeb woke up, the negotation begins T___T I had to convince him to wear his baju melayu wpon dah tiap2 ari pep talk ngan dia on what he needs to do during Hari Raya. He agreed to wear but minus the sampin and butang baju melayu Lego padahal dia sendiri yang pilih the butang color few days before. We took the obligatory pose at garden. Qeeb looked at the camera...YAY! But too serious...ARGH. Btw, it was hazy that day and got burning smell.

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Qeeb facing the camera with his eyes closed pulakkkk! He did that purposely btw. Oh the menu was awesome - ketupat, lemang, rendang, nasik briyani, etc. It wasn't even noon yet and I think i already gained 2kg.

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Salam2 raya, parents and children, brothers and sister, husband and wife, uncles/ aunties and nephews/ nieces.

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Group photo of us

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Oh we also had a celebrity guest came beraya....Sarimah in the house! She's like a doll! So pretty! Cemana dia bleh datang? She's a cousin to jeeb's cousin's husband and she wanted to join beraya...something like that i guess.

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In the evening, kitowang kluar kejap to chillax minom coffee and makan ice cream. SA mall completely closed and the only kedai yang bukak were Starbux and Baskin Wobin that have own entrance.

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Guests kept on coming till magrib baru officially tutup kedai. We freshen up to get ready pegi beraya and joined other cousins yang dah gathered kat umah auntie Aki. Love the look on everyone's faces at the table with scrumptious food.

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And happily chit chatting tak kira usia. Very raya scene laidat!

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Hope everyone's had a lovely raya insya Allah. In spite of the tragic crash of MH17, Alhamdulillah kita dapat merasa family gathering and beraya with loved ones.

Nota kaki: Tak banyak high reso photos this year to make a Raya photobook. *sad*