Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Alert: Fans of Yasmin Mogahed!


Alhamdulillah, my favorite speaker; the one and only Yasmin Mogahed has tweeted today that she indeed is coming again to KL! Yay!


There are two upcoming events with sister Yasmin as the main speaker ( on 25th and 26th April 2014):

1)  Islam Seasons Of Change
     25th April (8pm-11pm) at Dewan Perdana Felda



2) Observation Of A Heart
    26th April 2014 (8am to 9pm) at PICC




Tickets can be purchased via: http://www.lightuponlight.net/#!/


Am so excited!! :) Praying hard that I will be able to make it this time, insyaAllah. Shall we, ladies? Jom!!


Love,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

#PhilipsMumWish: Two More Weeks to Go!


Good morning dear readers,


I hope you have a fresh start today. Mine is good so far, alhamdulillah. Managed to send my boy to school early today and be among the early birds to arrive at the office :). I was late sending him off to school yesterday that he complaint that he missed his Dhuha Prayer - sorry son, my bad! :(



Anyway, I am sure by now most of you are aware about Philips AVENT Mummy's Wishing Wall contest, right? I've been telling about it in my earlier post here and here. You see, the prize they offer for this contest is very attractive and I feel it will be such a waste if I don't broadcast it to you (family members, friends and blog readers) and encourage you to join the fun. Who knows this will be your lucky submission?! ;)




The contest will end by 30th March 2014, which means you will only have another 2 weeks to submit your entry. So why wait? The early you submit means more time for you to get the votes from your Facebook contacts! Strategy, strategy! Haha :)



 I've visited the page this morning and I can see new submissions keep on coming everyday!

 

 Health category has the most submission, they have 10 pages of wishes! Wohooo!
Of course, a child's health is the top priority of all parents. Yes? No? :)


 

Education category has 3 pages of wishes in total and my submission for Faaz is currently on page 2! :)


Safety/Security category has also 3 pages of wishes currently and my submission for my children are currently on page 1! :)


Others category has 2 pages up to today and my submission for twinnies are on page 2! :)


In case you are still blur on how this contest works, let me brief you again on the easy peasy steps! 

Firstly, go to Philips Avent Facebook page and go to Mummy's Wishing Wall Facebook Apps:




Next, click on the "Submit Your Entries Now!" button :) You will be directed to the contest form:



Fill in your particulars, upload the photo you choose for this contest and write down your wish(es) for your child (in less than 100 words!).

The last step is to click on the "Submit" button and wait; similar page will be popped out indicating your submission has been successful and you can even start to ask for votes by clicking the "Increase My Votes" button!



You can also share it on your other social media platform such as Twitter and Instagram to increase your votes, and do include the #PhilipsMumWish tag okay!


Ain't it simple?! ;)


Hold on peeps! Are you aware that there will be Ten(10) additional prizes that will be given away to the top Ten (10) Voters by Philips Avents?  So generous of them!!


So, this means that you can also win a prize by voting! Why not start to vote now too, perhaps starting it with voting for my submissions below? Hehe...


 In Education Category, for Faaz Naqi:)
  
 


In Others category (bonding) for Faiqa Nayra & Falisya Nayla
 

 
 In Safety/Security Category for all three of them :)

Thank you!!


So hurry up! Time is running... *tick*tock*tick*tock*

Love,


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bayou Coffee House, Taman Tasik Kelab Komuniti Cyberjaya

Although I've worked in Cyberjaya for 6 years, I hardly explore the place (the diners especially). It is due to the fact that I constantly being based on other offices (customers mainly), depending on the projects I worked with.


It was until I'm based in our E/// Cyberjaya office last year (till current) that I begun to start exploring the restaurants and cafes here when I go out for lunch with my colleagues (sometimes, we even went out up to Putrajaya and Dengkil for food. Hihi :P)


Last week, me and my sports club group decided to go out for lunch cum get together session. The last time we have lunch together was during Sharina's farewell; four months ago...


Farewell lunch for Sharina at Malee Tomyam Seafood, Dengkil


This time, we decided to dine at Bayou Coffee House which is situated at Taman Tasik Kelab Komuniti Cyberjaya. The community club is not a stranger to us, the Cyberjaya community as this place is where most of the sports club of companies that resides in Cyberjaya have their sports activities such as swimming, futsal and badminton. Me and husband had once played go-kart here too...


The community club is situated not far from E/// office too


For those who didn't know, Bayou Cafe is well known for its affordable (and delicious) buffet package. Usually it's packed during the Ramadhan month where companies have their iftar session here. Having said that, it was my first dining experience here, I was a bit excited to be frank when I saw the buffet menu this time...simply because I am a fan of Kampung style food! Hihi :)

 


If during the last get together we decided to wear something in pink color, this time the color code was light blue. That's one of the cool thing that keep our friendship interesting! :)




As much as I looked forward to meet up with my sisters and brother in E/// for a long chat, I looked forward to taste the food lying up on the buffet table (oh yes, I am very passionate when it comes to food! *blushing*). All looks equally good!!




Finally, I settled with these as my first round of meal (read: FIRST ROUND!): Nasi Ulam, daging dendeng, bargedil, kerabu terung bersantan, sambal tempoyak, sambal tempe and tempe goreng.The Nasi Ulam especially was good! Ulam cukup, rasa cukup. I even had that on my second serving so there went my diet. Konon nak makan nasi sket..kah kah :))



The desserts were equally good although the selection is small. (I have no complaint tho, it is considered ok for the amount of RM we payed for the buffet). The cucur especially was the favorite among us.



Overall, Bayou Coffee house gave me a nice dining experience. The food I had that day was good and the ambiance was nice and cosy. Recommended for those who would like to have some privacy. 
Before we went back to work, as usual we have a short photo session for the sake of memory :)




:)


If you interested to try out their buffet promotion, you can check their official FB or call 019 - 3305848 to book.


Love,




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

#PrayForMH370



#PrayForMH370







Hanya orang terpilih sahaja boleh melakukannya...
Doa daripada orang-orang soleh, dan ahli keluarga mangsa...
sebab dia sedang beremosi, dan Allah Ta'ala lihat ketika itu.

-Kapten Norudin Abd Majid-





"Apa yang perlu kita lihat, di mana science berakhir, di situlah kuasa Allah bermula"

-Kapten Norudin Abd Majid-



"Usaha manusia mempunyai limit sebab manusia ini makhluk, dan selain manusia ada alam lain...alam lain juga makhluk, malaikat pun makhluk dan ape yang ada atas bumi benda yg nyata senang utk di usaha, ape yg tidak nyata susah untuk di usaha disebabkan kita perlu lihat termasuklah di dalam air. Semuanya ini telah diberitahu oleh Allah SWT dan kunci kepada benda ini ditangan kita tetapi disebabkan kita telah "lari" (ignore) drpd maksud kita yang sebenarnya waktu itulah masalah bermula..."

-Kapten Norudin Abd Majid-


Love,

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Homemade Playdoh

I've been very busy with work lately, especially since I've started to work over the weekends again from last week. Usually, when I had to confined myself alone in the bedroom with my laptop, the kids will be playing downstairs in the playroom in the morning and later on continue to join me in our room; either playing or watching some cartoons.


Last Sunday, I managed to finished my work by lunchtime so I decided to bring them out for lunch and went to find "cream of tartar" (Potassium bitartrate); a special ingredients to make homemade play doh. Since all three of them are sooo into play doh lately (thanks to their Mak Ngah for the play doh ice-cream maker set!), I decided to make the dough with the kids that evening as part of our bonding/home school session.



The kids (twinnies especially) were so excited to go out after 2 weeks staying at home. Kesian :)



Faaz requested for McDonald's as lunch so we went to Subang Parade. I got the same question from extended family and friends on how I managed my outings with my kids alone. I know they are concern and worry for our safety, thank you! :) The main thing for me is confident; I won't go out alone with them anywhere if I'm not confident enough. I also ensure that my kids are at their best behavior when they go out with me so that they are in a good mood, listen to instructions, they take care of each other and most importantly; no tantrum. This had got to do with timing, so I usually avoid going out in the evening as Faaz will be too tired while twinnies will be hyper (Faaz usually doesn't sleep during the day, while twinnies will be fully recharge after their afternoon nap and tea break). Of course above all, the Do'a (prayer) :). Choosing a familiar, convenient and near outing area is another important key too :)




Did you see the empty trolley behind us? Oh well, I use 'em a lot to transport my twins, especially when I did a bit of grocery shopping. Hihi.



After having their meal and played at the McD's playground, we went to Cold Storage to find the cream of tartar. Few rounds were made but there's no sign of it. I tried to ask a sale assistant and as expected she handed me tar tar sauce instead :P sabar je la... Faaz then suggested that I make play doh using a simple recipe that he saw in youtube that according to him, "doesn't require that tar tar ingredient, mommy". Hihihi, baiklah!




So when we reached home, Faaz showed me this youtube clip:






Clever son! :D


So quickly we got the ingredients ready on the dining table in the kitchen and started to make our own play doh.


All you need is...

4 cups of flour (1 cup for each color dough)
1 1/2 cups salt
1 cup of water (I used warm water)
2 tablespoon of oil
Food coloring of your choice.

Method:

  1. For dry mixture: Mix the flour with salt well.
  2. For wet mixture: Divide water and oil into 4 small bowl. Put in few drops of food coloring for each bowl. Mix well.
  3. Mix 1 cup of dry mixture into 1 colored bowl. Mix the ingredients until it becomes lumpy and transfer it onto surface and knead the dough thoroughly. 
  4. Repeat step 3 for all other colors.

Tadaa...!

Our home made play doh :)


No more spending RM4.90 for each cup of play doh, no more worries of twinnies putting the dough into their mouth (just in case! :P) and no more worries of them mixing all colors at one go...yay! :)

 
Love,