Saturday, September 16, 2017

I was reminded by Allah, how precious this life is, how soon death is, and how unexpected things are. Indeed, He is the Master plan of all.

I couldn't contain my sadness when hearing a grieving husband cry. This macho man, who couldn't care any less that he was wailing like a baby, "Yang, bangun, yang! Yang, bangunlah! Anak kita kecil lagi. Yang, bangun!"

I saw the baby, not even two months old, now motherless. So innocent, calm and pure. Oh, child, your mother left too soon, going to a better place, I'm sure.

Sudden death is the hardest. Because you are not prepared for it. You couldn't say your goodbye.

As I felt sad, sympathy and thought how cruel this world can be, I took a moment and told myself...You know what, I should also envy this woman.
This woman passed on a Friday morning, during her confinement period. Her sins must be so minimal to be the chosen one. Such a special lady, I wish I knew what was her amalan.

I wonder how my ending would be like. It's scary, not because life is temporary, but because I am not sure if I belong in paradise. Bilalah nak insaf dan berubah...

The image of what I saw today will haunt me for a few weeks at least. This is sad.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I rarely check on comments, especially if it's being left recently on my previous, previous posts. So sorry if I didn't reply earlier.

Someone asked whether I did get Puj Flyte for my baby. Yes, I did. I ordered it through Lazada. The best part was...I ordered for Puj Flyte, because it's cheaper, about RM186, but I received the Puj Tub instead.

I loved it. So much. Used it every day, at least 4 times per day, until my baby became too big for the sink. 4 times per day because my niece, who is a week younger than my daughter, used it as well.

Money well spent because we really used it. My brother offered to replace it but I told them that it isn't meant to be long lasting. Guna sampai lunyai je.

Everybody loved it, especially Mother, because she didn't have to bend her back. Since we were using the sink at the dining area, and the sink is next to the window garden, my maid always joked that my baby had spa instead, sambil mandi, sambil tengok pokok-pokok...

My aunt saw how convenient it was. By the time her granddaughter was born, she borrowed it from me too.

Now, that Puj dah buruk...Expected lah for something that is made from foam. Good quality foam though. Puas hati sebab it really serves its purpose. I say, buy it. For new mothers, ditch the bathtub altogether. Tak kuasa lah nak squat down...Space consuming pulak tu.


While I'm at it, I also want to talk about other great baby items I got for my baby, more prepared compared to my first experience.

I also bought Zen Swaddle by Nested Bean. Also recommended. I think my baby slept better with it.

I was initially drawn to the product because it promised better sleeping hours for the mother. Haha. My sleep is precious, okay.

I think it did a great job. Just that I think the cloth is a little too thick for Malaysian weather, so we needed to switch on the aircond everytime she slept with it.

The weight on the baby chest to mimick a mother's touch is pure genius. I remember when my baby was a few days old, 7-10 days maybe, she slept for 5-6 hours straight. One time, I woke up in frantic because I slept so well, I fear my baby was not breathing!

I bought mine from ebay.


For stroller, it was Babyzen Yoyo vs GB Pockit vs Recaro Easylife.

Babyzen Yoyo is overpriced and has too many imitations.

GB Pockit, although small, compact and light, requires 2 hands to handle. Not suitable for me who is on-the-go and we often use the aeroplane to travel.

What I like about Recaro Easylife
- can be opened and folded single handedly
- freestanding fold
- small, light and compact enough
- 8 wheel suspension

I modified mine so it can be wheeled or hung on the shoulder. Ala...Pakai tali strap je...
So, if we have big luggage and kids don't want to sit in their stroller, I can just wheel it. Although, this rarely happens because I usually put my bag and other things on the stroller instead.

It's for 6 months old until 15kg only. But my firstborn could still sleep in it comfortably.

So, for me, the only downside's not for newborn. To compensate, for the first 6 months, I would use Babywrap by Mak Yang. It's locally made, a copy of an international brand. I bought mine at RM99, now it's 50% more expensive.

Okay lah. Tiga produk setakat ni. Nanti kalau I rajin, sambung lagi...Hehe.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


1) How do you guys wear tudung? Why am I still not an expert of wearing tudung nicely? It's frustrating when I thought my tudung was all pretty, but it would be out of place after a period of time. Why you no hold still? Why you senget! Is it because my tudungs are cheap? Perhaps, I'm just not pretty enough. You know how some people can simply throw a shawl, all messy but still look pretty? Not me.

2) I used to think local products should be cheap. Like yo, you are made locally. With the price like this, might as well I buy proper brands.
Then, I realized...Well, they are expensive, perhaps because of the designs. I mean, you gotta pay for designs too, right...
Other brands could be cheaper because they simply copy the designs! You want cheap, you buy the Siam mad or China made lah, the ciplak.
Established brands could also offer cheaper brands because they sell in bulks. More produce, cheaper price. Can't get that for local products, especially if they are still babies. Hopefully, one day, when they've become bigger, they could bring down the price further- although highly unlikely, hehe.

In the meantime, if they are too expensive for your likings, always wait for the discounts!

3) My son is still with my husband, so what I did was...fraying the hems of an old pair of jeans. DIY project was not a 100% success because I think I should cut it above my ankle, but, whatever, boleh tutup aurat, hehe. 90 minutes well spend.
Next project is making the boyfriend's jeans.

So, no more excuse of 'I don't have anything *nice* to wear'.
And in the spirit of minimising my spendings, I pledge to mix and match my clothes a lot more.
Thank you.