Wednesday, July 27


I know, I know I am 3 weeks overdue.

The first 3 days of Raya was us away in London and jet lagging. The Husband came back home 1 week after Raya and we only had that particular 1 weekend plus 1 Saturday to ber-Raya before he flies off again last Sunday morning. 

We planned to take some photos on the first day of Eid in London at the park nearby but The Husband had to go off to work by 8am. I was running a high fever on the eve as well as Raya itself. I ended up sleeping myself away until he came back home at 10pm. 

See Kids and me looking sad The Aby had to go. And it was damn cold that day...for a summer! As you can see, we had Raya dishes buuuut we don't feel it because you know we didn't hear the takbir (of course listening to the takbir a few hours earlier on streaming radio online while still in Ramadan doesn't help ok. hahaha) and also we didn't get to see the usual tradition Raya eve's show (although how crappy it can be but it's the feels.)

Oh, that was a towel on my head. I wasn't going for the turban look ok. 

Officially our FIRST family photo a week later. We spent time at my inlaws. 

Kids were jet lagged for a good 1 week. Yep, waking up at 1 am and staying awake till 5 am does not do good for my sanity yo. More on London later on.


This year I only got 1 pair of clothes for us all. ONLY ONE ok. Especially kids! How can it be one! Next year I must make a point to get a least another pair. Imagine the OH NOS! TOMORROW NO BAJU! So that night, the washing machine and dryer got busy.

So the rest of the outfits are recycled from years ago


We have sworn off other lighter colors after last year's incident. I told The Husband, THIS IS THE REASON WHY I PREFER WEARING BLACK, NOTHING ELSE!

Poop, pee, sweat-stain and Raya food on my baju kurung made me want to just bail the outing and go home! I swear on black from now on till they turn maybe hmm 16. Otherwise, I will Morticia Addams myself till then. 


I tried to matchy-matchy with Darya on this one. Actually, I grabbed hold of my work outfit and yessar, can lah hor. Kids look moody again because we just send their Aby off to Bangkok. 

So to my quiet Muslim readers (I am not sure if there are any, you no talk to me whaaat ahhahaha) I wish to seek forgiveness for whatever you read and think that it was written about you and then you get offended, please forgive me for my shortcomings. 

Selamat Hari Raya 21 days late!

Tuesday, July 26

Happy Birthday Sister From A Different Womb!

I believe birthdays are days where you make dedications and shout-outs; where you would spill out your feelings about that birthday person. So here is my heartfelt entry ceedeebah. 

I am going to be a bit of an A-hole by sharing the limelight on your day. Bahhaa sorry. You wrote one on my 37th. 


My turn.

Dear girlfriend aka sister aka blood of 25 years. (it's actually 25 ok because we were 12 when we know each other. I don't care I don't want to count the year hahahahahaha!)

Facebook didn't remind me of your birthday, I remember because we share the same dates for our birthday! Wooo. Happy happy 37th woman dood! Look at how far you have gone; a mother of soon to be two! One bubba girl baking in the oven right now, how awesome kan see we like same same 1 boy 1 girl.

Although you are not (in fact both of us) the touchy-wouchy-huggy-cry-on-my-shoulders kinda person but you are a caring girlfriend by offering me food and watch cartoons to make me feel better on days I feel sucky. HAHAH. 

Happy 37 being on earth. You are nothing short but awesome and special to me. 25 years siol. From the stupid days of climbing trees and falling off them, catching lizards, falling backwards on swings, skateboards, gigs, hills, drains, bushes, god knows what other things la you fell into/off/in (i remembered calling you a 'falling idiot') and many many other stupid funny incidents with you lah - and that was why your nickname PHOBES (from Friends) got stuck till today ahhahahahahahaha. I miss backpacking with you lah siah! But priorities have shifted because now you are planning for your retirement home hahaha. Nevertheless, the backpacking memories will forever stay in my heart.

You are ever so talented; be it art and craft, musically, cooking and baking, finances, the list goes on and on and on. We may have our differences once upon a time but I am glad to have you back in my life!  May Allah SWT grant you barakah in your health, wealth, families and all your future endeavors. Insya'allah ameen!

My sister from a different mother and father, wa love lu many many lah. Let's go get that cakes and desserts one of these days, dood. Makan fest!


with so much love,
your neighbor just a few streets and basikal cycle away

Thursday, June 23

+61 Howdy Fam-Mates!

The Mother was missing the middle child and her grandboys badly and suggested for a trip down under. The March holiday was perfect timing though it was rather unfortunate that The Husband was out of town so he can't come along. 

This also marked The Boy's (damn I need to stick to naming the kids THE BOY and THE GIRL for my future blog posts hahaha) 3rd flight experience. Based on the earlier flights, I was praying hard that he will not kick a fuss for this one. I popped 1 pill before the flight for my anxiety just in case you know I had a meltdown hahaha. Surprisingly, all went well alhamdulillah! No cryings, no screamings or me pacing up and down the galley for hours to pacify the boy.

yey i behave.

Upon reaching, we had a slight miscommunication problem. Me without my data activated and the last message from the sister was to exit the airport and wait outside at the car rentals and hotel. Soooo imagine clueless me and The coughing Mom with cranky tired kids and luggage pacing back and forth searching for that little vague info for an hour. The first time in Melburnin' lah ok so cuse' us.

The distance from Tarneit to the nearest train station is about 30minutes walk. It only takes 5minutes drive, though. But in that unpredictable weather, this Asian brown ass girl might just freeze into an icicle hanging out in the open.

We came down with zero plans because our sole purpose was to touch base with the missing ones. I am not a shopaholic. I don't shop much when I travel so it was more of lazing around and hurrah for parks so I can just roll around and basked in the super hot sun even though it was chilly and end up burning my face but what was I thinking, it's Straya mate!

I am all for the sightseeings, the parks, the food, the culture, living and walking amongst the locals. And of course walking through the aisle and aisle of the supermarket. That is my kinda travel gig. Haha. 

All in all, it was a fruitful trip. Catching up, sniffing the new bub, giggles and tickles with the kids, food fest. 'Twas nice. Till we meet again fam, insyaallah.