Category Archives: family

In between …


When I recently visited my blog, only have I realized that I’ve not been to it since more than 2 years ago.  That’s a very long time.  I’d been busy with kids and my little home business; making traditional kuihs and cakes.

At this moment, I’m at our new place, hubby’s place actually … unpacking, clearing, washing and tidying. It’s been almost a week since our move.  It’s a lot of hard and heavy work.  Soon, I have to start packing for my move back to Kuching with the kids.  I have a tight deadline.  Extending our time here wouldn’t be good for the boys as they’ll be missing quite a bit of school.

(*Watching TV*) Hey … Sarimah‘s on Bella.  It’s her second show and she’s talking about being pregnant.  She got married to Tunku Jamie early this month.

Anyway, I’ve got to get back to work … I’ll be back soon.

Dinner at Bubba Gump


My hubby took us out for a special treat, a dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Sunway Pyramid.  It was our second visit to the restaurant, but the first visit was for lunch in Ramadhan, so only the 3 younger boys got to feast 🙂

This time mom, dad and big bro gets to taste the great food there 🙂

Ziyad and big bro, Zayan

Ziyad and Zayan



The twins and big bro, Zayed

The twins and big bro, Zayed

Zayan having a go at the activity sheet for kids

Zayan having a go at the activity sheet for kids

Aaaah ... Food has arrived

Aaaah … Food has arrived



Twins shared a burger and fries

Twins shared a burger and fries

Dad and Zayed

Dad and Zayed


Oh, this is the best dessert to close a lovely dinner :)

Oh, this is the best dessert to end a lovely dinner 🙂

This dessert has a huge chocolate chip cookie at the base of the pan, scoops of delicious vanilla ice-cream and topped off with butterscotch and chocolate drizzles.  Perfect!

A cute closing picture to a great night out ")

A cute closing picture to a great night out 🙂

My brother’s wedding photos


After a long wait, here are some of the wedding photos.  The nikah ceremony took place on November 4, 2012 at the Kuching Islamic Information Centre.


The beautiful couple

The beautiful couple


A photo session with family members from KL, Kuching, Mukah, Balingian and Perth

A photo session with family members from KL, Kuching, Mukah, Balingian and Perth


I will upload some more later … I discovered that when I insert photo links from facebook, the pictures wouldn’t show.  I’ve opted to upload the photos one by one.   I’d need more time to upload the rest.

An afternoon out in the yard


This afternoon we were out in the yard.  The boys had a lot of fun running around.  We took some pictures …

Ooops … he’s got the wrong shoe on the wrong foot

A clear view of the neighbour’s new wet kitchen. They had it built too close to the fencing, which is against the town council’s guideline. Who’s gonna tell? 😛

The attack of the mozzies …

He purposely closed his eyes 😦

A fine place to relax 🙂

R.I.P – Hyper Kawi


Our beloved cat, Hyper has gone to cat heaven early yesterday morning.  He was 20 years old.  In cat years, that’s 96 years old.

I adopted Hyper and another kitty, Tyger, from a senior student when I was in Kansas City.  Tyger was a year younger than Hyper.  They were the best team!

Hyper was always elegant … and sometimes arrogant, but we love him all the same 🙂

I believe he had a good life and I know he got lonely 3 years earlier when his sidekick left.

I am going to miss you, Hyper … 😦  I will cherish the times we had together (and you too, Tyger).

P/S:  I’m glad you are in cat heaven now.  I couldn’t bear seeing you so weak.  I’m amazed that you have a long life with us … Thank you …  I know you are in a better place with Tyger and friends.


My godmother gave this to me before she left for home.

My Aunt Betty is my godmother.  She was here for 3 months with her husband, Uncle Thurstan.  Now they’re back in Perth, till next year when they make another trip to Kuching somewhere mid of the year.

A book gift from my godmother

My brother’s getting married today!


Hooray! Alas after 8 years, we’re having another wedding in the family.

It will be held after Friday prayers at the Islamic Centre in Kuching (yup, I’m back home) and it’s the most simplest wedding I’ve ever encountered (it’s a good thing being simple, less spending, no debts, etc … hehehe …).

We’re all getting ready now … I’ll update later with photos 😉




My brother and I after his nikah function