Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Its time to hit the expo - AGAIN!!!

over 2 years ago, i will go crazy whenever there were baby expos in town. 1st time mom kekdah nye. i had my list of what to buy. every month ade je bende yg nak dibelinya. and whats even more crazy was when i really get all the facts right on things that i wanted to buy. i may be born this way. bile nk kawin, aku serba tahu pasal bunga. name it, hydrangea, baby's breath, lily, wtv, wtv, sume aku kenal. sekarang lupe dah. hari tu mase kazen nk tunang aku seriously lupe name bunga yg kelopak kecik2, tgh2 ade buds tu. until now masih xingat name nye, lps tu bile pregnant with dian, aku khatam psl botol susu, jenama stroller, breast pump, yada yada yada..

ok, psl wedding mmg wajar la aku lupe sbb kawin sekali je seumur hidop. but beranak, hurm.. things are just getting newer and newer everyday. jaman beranak kan dian, brand breast pump paling wanted dipasaran cuma medela n spectra, skrg rupe2 nye belambak lg brand yg xkurang hebatnye,

However, times changed. 1st pregnancy and 2nd pregnancy are wayyy toooo different. oh btw, im 5mths pregnant now n insyallah i'll have a boy!!!! err.. having a boy sounds like a good news kan. having a pair of kiddos are awesome they said, but how to say eh.. i am more attracted to girls stuff rather than the boy's. but anyway, i'll get used to it.

went to monthly check-up twice already. still with the same doctor. i brought dian with me in every check ups. its exciting. but next time try not to bring her. want to have some intimate time with hubs n this new lil boy. dian had hers before. so yeah, next time decided to just leave her with the maid.

anyway, its time to hit the expos again. its just this time, not knowing what to buy, hahaha.. bkn xexcited nk dpt baby baru cume since dh ade experience, so mcm dh tau dh ape nak beli and mane nak beli n bile nak beli. not excited is not the right word. cume i think im wiser this time. kikiki..

this weekend, there will be a huge baby expo at IDCC. the placed i used to work for 2months. hihihi.. i really want to pay them a visit. mcm tau2 plak 2nd baby is coming its way so its the right expo to go. mayb i'll check on some necessary items for babies like the swaddle, the barut and such first,

being 2nd child (just like me) had some disadvantages of having to use recycle things such as stroller and playpen. kihkih.. sorry boy, pls use what we already have first ya. plus its still in a very good condition (cume playpen tu je la warna nye pink). help us save some money ok? but i'll surely get you brand new bottles, blankies, pillows, etc.

so guys, whoever yg expectant like me, lets hit the expo this weekend at the brand new convention centre in shah alam (claimed to be the largest in selangor). till then.


Monday, October 20, 2014

family trip - bali 2014 (part 2)

Another entry coming for today. Thanks to boss for having meeting outside so here i am continuing blogging about my holiday last june.

As mentioned in my previous entry, we went to bali and we hired balimuslimtour.com to provide us with the full ground package. The package included our hotel stay, tour at bali n daily meals. Mase ngobrol2 sama pak dodi, die bagi kite few hotels to choose from. Lain hotel lain harga. Hotel pon ikut kite nk range mcmane. If let say kite ade specific hotel to request pon diorg xde hal. Diorg bole try arrange kan utk kite. Mase mule2 dpt quotation, kitorg mcm confuse2 nk pilih hotel. Aku dgn poya ni gatal jgak org nye. Sekejap kang nk holiday villa sekejap kang nak holiday inn express sekejap kang nak holiday itu la ini la. Pening agaknye kepala pak dodi tu melayan.

On the itinerary pon we got the chance to choose the place we wanted to go. So before kite confirm dgn itinerary yg diberikan, bole la google dulu puas2. Mcm kitorg avoid too many temples. Tempat2 yg kitorg pgi pon based on review2 yg kitorg baca kt internet. Cth; kitorg skip GWK (garuda wisnu kencana) sbb kitorg baca kt situ cume park yg luas dgn monumen2 dewa hindu. Since we had toddlers tagging along with us so nahhhh.. we just skip that. Awal2 aku dh bgtau pak dodi the place we wanted to go. So pak dodi senang die just susun2 je tempat tu according to the location, distance and etc. Ohhh btw, all entrance fees dah termasuk dlm harga package tu. So need not to worry, van smpai je ke destinasi kite bole lenggang2 kangkung, kangkung tepi telaga je. Kalo kne tggu pon tggu kjap je smentara windu buat tix arrangement or amik kain kuning or such utk masuk ke tempat2 tu.

Before jalan kite selfie dulu!!!

Tempat pertama yg kitorg lawati ialah baroeng dance. Tempat nye xla jauh. Masih di kuta. Did i enjoyed the show? Errrr.. buat2 enjoy. Sbb dh smpai bali kan. Its like a must do thing for the tourist. So me watching the dance is like me just being tourist je la. Show tu lame. Yawn la kjap tgk tu. Dh kt tgh2, tgk2 bumbung, tgk2 dinding, lps tu tgk show blk. Mcm tu je.

Lps baroeng dance, haaaa.. baru perngembaraan karun bermula. 1st half an hour tu mcm ok lek lagi tgk jln2 di bali ni. Ok2, something new. Dh smpai 45mins rase mcm ehhh apsal xsmpai2 lg ni. Tanye windu "are we there yet" die kate lagi sejam smpai. Or jauh lagi. Perghhhhhhhhhhh.. jawapan paling kejam skali rasenye.

So after baroeng kami menuju ke kintamani. Its right on top of the mountain (ke hill aku pon xsure) n no wonder la jauh nye nauzubillah. At kintamani, we had our lunch which to me n husband errrr.. we dont quite like it (fyi, husband n i favor non of the bali food. We repeat, non! Even its halal but non. Period) indeed kintamani offers awesome view n the weather is just chilly. Best. Tp personally, to be there just to eat not-enjoyful-food, i would say its enough for us to be there once. Not worth the time spent travelling all the way up. But im still glad we did. *if korg ade plan nk gi bali n read this crazy review abt the places, pls pls pls dont let this stop u. What i see frm my view may b different from u.

After lunch, we all headed down and on our way, we stops few times at other places of interest. Antara nya we stopped at;

i. Kopi luwak farm - quite ok to stop at aftr a long journey with the van. Lepak kopi2 even thou im not a fan of kopi was such a release with the whole group. At least dian enjoyed watching the luwak (musang), some chicken n other animals. I had crazy experience at this place which i'll share with u guys later. Something to be cautioned for.

ii. Visit to tirta empul - ohhhh i really enjoyed this. Supposedly i could not enter this "holy" temple since i had my p at that moment. But who cares right. Its not my mosque or i wanted to worship or pray anything in there. i just want to visit n enjoy the scenery. thats all (but seriously i do feel a bit of anxiety, afraid if maybe their gods can smell n tell the keeper to chase me out). But alhamdullillah they didnt even notice while i kept my finger crossed all the time. To me the temple is just beautiful (view wise). Its peace with the water element, the architectural were also quite cool. Oh btw, another reason why i love this place is because i got to tied a yellow kain around my hips. Feeling tourist much! (Obviously.. duhhh)

iii. Quick stop at kintamani tegalalang - where the infamous paddy terrace are. Unfortunately during the time we were there the paddy has just been harvested. So ape la sgt view yg kami nk hadap kan pon. So we just stopped by the road side, turun skit ke spot yg strategic utk amik gambo n chow.

iv. Jimbaran - final stop of the day. After a loooooong day travelling here n there, finally its the place yg aku n poya hegeh2 sgt nk pegi. Konon2 pengalaman dinner ditepi pantai jimbaran adalah plg spectacular. Tp..... nan hado!!! We missed the sunset n being there at the final stop of your journey was not a good idea. Penat sgt! Udoh ler di hidangkan dgn hidangan makanan laut yg errr.. errrr... ntah la. Xreti dh nk ckp. Mayb because its our 1st time n we were so tired to discover so we just accept la ape2 saje. Meja kami mmg di atas pantai but it was not the nearest to the waves. Udah la smpai nye dh gelap. Ombak menghempas pantai pon kami xnmpk. Cume dgr je. But i tell u, the wind were aweeeesomeeeee!!!! Mcm nk terbang badan aku rase. If only i get the chance to be at bali again, i dont mind another visit to jimbaran. Only next time aku nk dtg awal skit. Yg straight dr hotel or relax2. Xnak aku terkejar2. Pstu nk pilih makanan sedap skit. Western ke ape ke. Tp bkn ikan bakar, udang bakar, scallop bakar yg kering mering cume cicah sos ape tatau.

Time ni ade org dtg menyanyi dr meja ke meja. Dorg nyanyi lagu based on our request. Bole la kan buat goyang2 kepala. Time ni dorg request lagu ape tah. Lagu tegar kalo xsilap.

At last kitorg mintak windu stop kt kepsi sbb xpuas makan. Pgi kepsi pon aku xpuas ati sbb ayam kne makan dgn nasik. Kering nye masyallah. Fries pon xde. Smpai aku kne beli bergedil. Dh la kecik mahei!!!! Fuhhhh fuhhh.. bersabar. Sib baik cik puan dian medina mkn jgak ayam tu. Sedap katenye. Sian dian. Die lagi hantu mkn nasik bersup2.

Errrr.. utk tempat lawatan keesok kan hari nya mcm kne smbung next entry je. Smbung nnt la ye. Mcm malas plak nk smbung. Till then!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

aidilfitri 2014

Nak dijadikan cerita, hari ni mcm terajin plak ngapdate. Mayb ini la perasaan yg meronta2 nk update selama ni xdpt nk diluah kan.

My hari raya, over tang preparation je. Im glad i enjoyed the whole preps moment since i didnt get the chance to enjoy the hari raya itself. Its noor dian medina's 2nd hari raya to celebrate n again, she fell sick, TERRIBLY!!!

On the very 1st day of raya, dian dh start cranky. She pooped for almost 10times n her stool were runny. Clingy je dgn mak die 24-7. Nk pgi beraya pon xsenang. We went to 3 different clinics sbb smpai seminggu raya pon, sakit die xhilang2 lg. Mule2 cirit birit, lps tu kembung perut, muntah2 jgn ckp. Phewwww.. mmg menduga betul. Org pgi beraya collect duit raya, kitorg melepek kt rumah cuci muntah anak, bertempur suap ubat, basuh berak. Fuhhhhh..

Everytime bwk gi klinik, doctor ckp its juat normal colic. Aku dh stress. Normal colic smpai makan hari? Luckilly dian xdemam so its not too serious. Perhaps because its hari raya so stress nye lg menjadi2.

Anyway, itu la pengalaman beraya tahun ni. Tolong la dian, next year xyah sakit2 hari raya lg ye. Kasihani la ibu mu.. sobsss..

Saturday, October 18, 2014

family trip - bali 2014 (part 1)

Ok, dah publish entry come back. Skrg nk up entry ada isi plak.

So mari la dgr pengalaman percutian ku ke bali last june 2014 (sorry eh kalo ade cite/fact yg clear xclear. Almaklun, pgi nye june, update nye october, dh bercicir-ciciran dan memory aku)

So, on 12th june 2014, my small family n i went to bali for a short getaway. Konon nye percutian ni utk hilang kan stress. Tp personally aku xrase pon mcm trip ni menghilang kan stress. Its not even stressfull cume tiring sgt2. Mayb sbb aku bwk toddler sorg pstu itinerary kitorg mmg pack sesgt2. But afterall, the experience was trully amazing. Nothing to regret.

The trip was planned with a good friend, poyaty. N thanks to her, there were reasons to love bali. We decided to use a full ground package provided by balimuslimtour.com. sebelum smpai ke bali, all arrangements were made via whatsapp with pak dodi who is very helpful and negotiable. I did the arrangement with pak dodi while poya made the booking with our flights. Flown to bali via air asia with our return tix reaching to rm900 per family (2 adults + an infant + on board f&b + luggage. not quite a good bargain i think) n our ground package was reaching rm600 per pax (includes hotel stay for 3nites, tour around bali n daily meals).

Btw, we stayed at grand wina holiday villa situated at kuta, the heart of bali. Personally, aku suke hotel tu. Only if there were more times, msti aku enjoy dok kt situ. Location wise, mmg best. Tp kitorg xdpt nk enjoy pon ke-strategic-an hotel tu sbb xde byk time. Walaupun nk berjalan ke beach tu mcm kne basah ketiak, lenguh kaki but i still think that its a good choice of hotel to stay. Plus point bile makanan kt hotel tu sume dijamin halal. Fuhhhh.. benci tau berjalan holiday tp kne berjaga2 part mkn. Mcm terhilang skit nikmat bercuti bile mcm tu. Tp kt grand wina holiday villa, order je ape2 on the menu. Insyallah bole makan tanpa was2. The hotel is quite old (bkn takat quite je. Mmg old pon. Build in 1989 if im not mistaken. That was the year i was born mannn!!!) Tp since bwk budak so dorg enjoy la berkeliaran kt hotel area tu. Kt hotel tu ade 2 swimming pool n in house spa (which unfortunately aku xsempat pgi. Huwarghhhh). Ade jgak patung2 area tu. Well, its bali kan. But its ok. Tempat org so its something new to be explored.

Since mase kitorg smpai tu dh lewat mlm sgt2 (dlm pkul1 am jgak smpai hotel) the staff there were very helpful n attentive. Supposed kitorg dpt katil double tp staff tu baik die cantum kan katil kitorg. Siap psg kan ubat nyamuk siap2. Cume kt hotel tu kurang plug point. Mayb sbb hotel lame. Dulu mane perlu sgt utk charge2 handphone kan. Toilet ke ape ke sume ok la. Xla 5star but acceptable to me. Breakfast were provided everyday. Tp aku dgn family kureng skit with the choice of foods. Mayb sbb the bali food. We dont quite like it. Tp secara keseluruhan, if u ask me, im satisfied with the hotel. Recommended.

Eh alaaa.. pjg plak cite psl hotel je. Sorry ye. Byk plak nk share. Ok moh kite smbung. Are u guys still with me? Ok, lets go!

So done with our accomondation. Skrg nk share psl package yg kitorg amik ni plak. Told u that the arrangement were made with pak dodi before touched down at bali. Tapi sepanjang kitorg kt sana, windu yg bwk kitorg kesana kemari. Jejaka bali muda yg ganteng, kuat dan murah dgn senyuman. Redha je die dgn request2 kitorg n especially bagasi2 kitorg yg kemain byk. Siap tolong jd penjaga stroller lg. Baguih naaa windu. So adakah aku recommend juga balimuslimtour ni? Yes. Why? Sbb dorg juga muslim, bwk kite mkn ke tpt2 yg halal2 belaka, negotiable (dorg follow je cemane2 pon yg kitorg nk. Walaupun kitorg jd mcm loqlaq jap skjp nk kesana skjp nk kesini pon windu ni tabah jgak follow) n hving windu as our tourguide was like travelling with a family member since he is very2 friendly. Tp bile dh smpai mesia, nyesal pon ye sbb xamik gambo windu. But i still remember his face. Hehehehe..

Well i guess this whole trip entry has to be devided to parts. Lps ni nk cite psl tempat2 yg kitorg pgi plak. Blom masuk tempat2 mkn or tips2 berguna lg. So im done with the basic part. Nnt sambung part lain plak ye.. stay tune..

im back!!!


Happy sunday, fun day, family day, rest day, wohooooo!!!

Ok, td kt twitter dh royan sorg2 psl keseronokan ahad bile kelas cancel. Skrg, husband n dian tgh sedap tdo. Its me time finally. Honestly bile tgk org lepak2 luar jalan2 dgn family hari ahad rase mcm bestnye la dorg. Tp kompom lps dh decide nk jln, otw menuju ke destinasi je pon dh mule rase menyesal. Tebayang2 katil dan heaven nye dok dlm bilik baring2 tgk2 tv dlm ekon. So hari ni, memandangkan kelas cancel, aku nk dok umah puas2.

Since dh lame xupdate blog (kalo blog ni tanah lapang msti blog aku ni dh dihuni langsuir sbb lame sgt xberpenghuni), aku pon mcm dh xreti nk tulis ape. But to be frank, byk gak bende nk update. Psl bali trip, raya, our new baby d. Haihhhh.. byk la.. xtau la nape mood nk mengarang dh jauh berlayar kelaut. Xpela.. whenever rase nk update aku update je la. Nasib pembaca blog ni sendu sendan je. So ikut suke den la nk update bile. Kuikuikui..