Raya Celebration 2015

>>  23 July 2015

I'm at work now. So I will just write my post very briefly.

This year Raya we went back to Johor first. We had our last day of break fast in Ayer Baloi, Johor, asked forgiveness (salam) on the first day of Raya. We ate variety of food like lemang, ketupat, lontong and rendang. In the afternoon around 2pm, we went to our relative's houses in Johor Bahru, there were total of 5 houses that day. We went back to our homestay around 10pm. Phew. Thank goodness we went back to our homestay in the afternoon to freshen up a bit before continuing with our Raya journey.

Ooops Aisyah had high fever three days before Raya and she still had it on the first day of Raya. Her highest temperature was 40 deg C. We kept sponging her. Doctor said the fever was due to the ulcer at her throat. She didn't want to eat or drink. We had to force her to drink. I think our biggest mistake was we didn't find the solution for the not eat part. She had empty stomach and we still gave her paracetamol. She ended up had stomachache on the night of Raya and could only sleep at 4am. So the next day, my husband suggested we gave her mashed potato and she ate! I think because mashed potato texture is so smooth, so it was easier for her to swallow it. We also gave her ice cream, our cousin said it could help soothe the ulcer a bit. Well it did! The night of the first raya, she started to recover and played with us a bit. Alhamdulillah.

On the second day of Raya we still celebrated it in Johor. Like a tradition, we visited our relatives in Pontian, had our awesome breakfast there. My husband's aunt served the guests like a hotel buffet. I really appreciated it. Thank you thank you. Then we went to another relative's house for lunch where she served the guests with nasi minyak. So happy with the Raya food. Hehe. That night we had BBQ with panoramic view of fireworks before heading back to Subang.

We slept at Subang before heading back to Perak the next day. We washed our clothes and sorted our stuff.  Just to rejuvenate ourself a bit.

After breakfast at KFC, we headed back to Perak. It was a bit jammed. There were a lot of cars. Thanks husband for driving throughout this Raya season. He had red eye due to tiredness according to doctor and was given 2 days MC. Poor husband.

My mom cooked laksa Johor that day. I was craving for laksa since Ramadhan. So after we arrived mom's house, I quickly went to the kitchen and ate laksa Johor like there's no tomorrow. There were total of 4 plates of laksa Johor I ate that day. Hahaha.

The next day we went back to kampung at Manong, Perak mainly to visit my grandfather who was sick. His condition was quite bad. He had mild fever, couldn't talk properly, didn't want to eat, just lying down and his hand was shaky. My mom looked so sad seeing my grandfather like that. I too feel sad. Last time I visited him, he was far from that condition. There's a lot of things going through my mind that time. Allahuakbar. May Allah ease his journey, Amin.

We went back to Subang the next day. We knew it gonna be quite jam if we travel in the evening. So we chose to travel in the afternoon. Alhamdulillah we managed to avoid the jam.

Ok that's all for my Raya.

Ooops here some pictures.

1st day of Raya

2nd day of Raya

2nd day of Raya

3rd day of Raya

4th day of Raya



Last but not least, haha!

Till then, Assalamualaikum.

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Raya Preparation

>>  03 July 2015

Hi all,

So now we are in the midst of fasting month, I believe everyone is quite busy with Syawal preparation too. Same like the previous years, my family will have 4 raya outfits . Our theme this year for the first day of Syawal is Teal. The other themes are White, Yellow and Navy Blue. I already bought mine. Two of it I bought the fabrics and send to tailor, but I kinda dissatisfied with the final outcome from one of them. So I bought a new one from Zalora, which I just receive it yesterday. The other two I just bought it online. I think its quite difficult to buy clothes offline these days. Haha.

Aisyah only left with one more outfit - her navy blue. Last Syawal, we also bought pants for her but this time around we just want to buy dresses for her. I like it when she's wearing dress. Look so cute and girlish. While for my husband, he still has 3 more outfits to buy. He is a big fan of UNIQLO brand because the cutting of UNIQLO shirt is quite small, so I guess he will just get them there.

As for kuih raya, we don't buy any kuih raya for our house. Except maybe one or two for our parents. Last year, we only receive one visit to our house during raya. So I guess it will be the same like last year. So kuih raya is off the list. Can save some money here. Hehe.

Last but not least is the green packet. This year we will prepare them quite early because previous years, everything was so last minute. This year we will change the money early and pack it in the green packet before headed back to our hometown for Syawal celebration.

Ooops before I forget, I already bought my shoes too. Finding the right shoes for me was always difficult so this time around I bought it early. Same goes for all my hijab too. Hehe.

Another thing I think is the car. The car almost reach its milestone service limit. Might need to book for our service appointment next week before Syawal week. Sigh.

Okay, no pictures hehe.

Till then, Assalamualaikum.




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Ramadhan Mubarak

>>  19 June 2015

Yesterday was the first day of Ramadhan. I didn't think I did well yesterday. I was so busy with the thought I need to go back early to avoid the jam. I definitely have to increase my ibadah from today onwards.

Having said that, I did manage avoiding the massive jam, I just went through the usual crawl. In my company, the usual 1 hour lunch has been deducted to half an hour so I am able to go back at 430pm (but of course need to come to work at 8am). So this is how my routine will look like this fasting Ramadhan:

500 am - Sahur
615 am - Solat and prepare to go work
650 am - My husband send daughter to babysitter's house while I get ready
710 am - Drive to work
800 am - Arrive at work

430 pm - Drive back to home
520 pm - Pick up my daughter at babysitter's house
600 pm - Cook rice and vegetables for break fast
726 pm - BREAK FAST

1000pm - SLEEP

After sahur, my stomach will be so full that I need to restrain myself from throwing up. So what I did I will just sit down and took some time for the food and drink to settle down in my stomach. So far, it works. I drink quite a lot of water during sahur since I am still a breastfeeding mom. And of course I always have to eat rice. Also 3 tamar during sahur and 3 tamar during break fast.

Unfortunately, I didn't do terawih. Maybe I should do on my own? Because its kinda impossible for me to go to pray congregation at Surau with my baby. She really likes to walk now, I am scared if while I am praying, she go somewhere else and someone kidnap her. Astaghfirullazim. So I guess doing it on my own is the best option. Hehe.

Ok till then, Assalamualaikum.

We love this kind of picture. I pasted it onto our fridge. Need to collect more pictures like this.


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Constipation

>>  26 May 2015

Remember when I shared a story about my daughter and constipation? She's alright already. We went to see pediatrician and he prescribed a probiotic for her. My daughter consumed probiotic for almost 4 weeks and then she started showing some improvement. My husband and I thought it was due to my food intake too (she is still fully breastfeed) because on the third week, I started consume Qaseh Adinda (its a honey with mix of few things like date, habbatus sauda and a lot more). So I think both supplement help curing my daughter's constipation. Now, Alhamdulillah she pooped almost everyday.

Me, on the other hand still consume Qaseh Adinda. There was one time where I forgot to buy a new Qaseh Adinda and I ran out of stock. So I didn't consume Qaseh for almost 3 days. It was terrible, I experienced constipation and I think mine got hurt a bit down there. After I consumed Qaseh again, it was such a relieve. The constipation just gone. I also drink oat with milk too. Oat is a good source of fiber. So for those with constipation or digestion problem, try drink oat everyday.

Alright.

Just a quick update.

Bye, till then.

Assalamualaikum.

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