Saturday, July 26, 2014

Aidilfitri in Malaysia laaaaaaa... Hoooooray!

Ok, I'm now at my Kampung :D
We are at my mom's house! Hoooooraaay!

So we sang, "Balik kampung oooo ooo ooo balik kampung!"

Oh, what a nikmat to be able to celebrate this year's Eid with my beloved family. After 4 years of Eid with no family members around, I must say, this year's Eid I feel overly excited! 

But the best part was, if before this I've always received a Christmas card from my kids, but this year, for the first time, I received a lovely Hari Raya Card! 

Haaaaaaaa nice kan? 
Fatini gave me this card! :)

She said the lady in this card is me. So I asked, "How come only mama in this card?"

She said: "Sebab sayang mama sangat laaaa!....." (because she loves me so much!)

Awwwwwwwwwww so sweet!!!!

Ok, I was touched, just simple words but I knew she meant it and I knew it was a genuine statement from a six years old. No bodek okay! Hehe..

Afeef made no card for me, (it's ok, I understand, art is not his thing :P) but, he already gave me lots and lots of gifts, his genorousity to donate some of his savings to the orphans, his good exam results that surprised me and his teachers, the compliments  I've received about him from his teacher at parent-teacher meeting 5 days ago, were enough to make me the happiest mother on earth!!


"Which favors of your Lord would you deny?"  (Ar-Rahman: 13,16,18......)

Lastly, Ramadhan is over sob sob sob :'(
I'm sad, but hopefully I've done my best for this year's Ramadhan and I'm ready to let it go... 
Hoping and hoping and hoping to meet Ramadhan again next year insyaAllah :')

To all, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin (",)

May Allah bless!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ramadhan 2014 (",)

Ramadhan Kareem....

Yeah yeah, almost a week now, and only now that I have the time to update my blog here!

If last year's Ramadhan was the most meaningful one, I hope this year's will be more than that... insyaAllah... (",)

Of course, somethings are just undeniably beautiful than those Ramadhan we had in Deutschland. Not the Bazaar Ramadhan ok! 
Frankly speaking, I haven't even gone to Bazaar Ramadhan yet! My heart is just not into it.

The beautiful thing that I've been missing out is: 
Tarawikh.... Tarawikh at the Mosque...
The first night of Ramadhan, I went to the mosque with my whole family, I had this feeling inside, didn't know how to describe it at first, than I knew what it was:
SYAHDU.... huhu
Sangat Syahdu... The Imam's voice, the crowd, the serenity... then I realized another thing, it's been 4 years, 4 times Ramadhan without Tarawikh at the mosque!
This is our first Ramadhan in Malaysia, our first tarawikh at the mosque after 4 years!!!

No wonder it feels soooo different.... but the best best part is of course the Kids. 
They enjoy going to the Mosque so much. Aleena's words everyday now:

"Bila nak malam ni? Aleena tak sabar dah nak pegi Masjid.." :D
Alhamdulillah.. Walaupun tak solat, hehe but she enjoy the place... ok la kan :)

Another best thing: Afeef fast on his own will... This year's Ramadhan I vowed that I would never offer anymore rewards, coz I've realized by offering Rewards, the kids would fast, FOR THE REWARD, NOT FOR ALLAH... it's totally wrong right.. If they can't fast, it's ok, they're just kids after all... the time will come when they're  ready.... and I've proved this right... 
Afeef has been fasting now from the first Ramadhan till now, and I did remind him to just break his fast if he feels too weak, but surprisingly he refused.. and now I know, he didn't chose to remain fasting because of any rewards, but for Allah.. or maybe because all his friends are fasting!! Haha..
It's ok, no matter what, I'm still sooooo proud of you  Afeef (",)

Another beautiful thing that I've been missing out during all 4 Ramadhan in Deutschland, were the sounds of people reciting the Quran from nearby mosques, bersahut-sahutan.... Beautiful... 
In Deutschland, the only sounds we heard when we woke up for Sahur was: "Ding Ding Dong, Ding Ding Dong!" haha

Ok, Lastly... It's Ramadhan, and we won't have Ramadhan all the time, and Ramadhan will leave again, but one thing for sure, we are here now, given the chance to experience Ramadhan again.. either we really bring something out of it or we just let it pass us by.. and who knows, we might not be here again next Ramadhan.. This could be our last...
So, grab the chance! 

"Yang Mengampunkan dosa, dan Yang Menerima taubat; Yang Berat azabNya; Yang Melimpah-limpah kurniaNya; tiada Tuhan melainkan Dia; kepadaNyalah tempat kembali"
(Al-Ghafir: 3)

Taubat itu Indah.... :')

Till Later, Salam..

Friday, June 27, 2014

Asthma.... :(
Poor Aleena... My big baby...

This was almost two weeks ago, she has fully recovered now. But, having had no experience dealing with an asthmatic child, I would say.........

      I PANICKED!!!!!!

Wow, a lot of things happened since we reached Malaysia huh?

Alhamdulillah for all these tests... There's always something to learn from each of them.

"So verily, with the hardship there is relief..."  Surah Al-Inshirah 5,6.

So, what's the relief?

1~~ I've managed to raise some....... Actually, quite a huge amount of money as Duit Raya for all kids at PASTI!! 
Weeeeeee.... Super duper excited! Me and a few other people are working on this, hopefully to see those innocent faces smile with delight this Aidilfitri... InsyaAllah.

2~~ Afeef got number 2 in class!!! Wow!! During his early school days here, they labelled him as someone 'slow' and they said his level was like a first grade student :( 
But slowly, Afeef made it to the top. So proud of Afeef coz he proved them wrong! 
He receives compliments from his teachers almost every day now ;)

3~~ The kids have got new bicycles each!!! A gift from someone... Alhamdulillah... Rezeki The Kids :) 
This means so much to them especially Fatini who loves cycling so much!!!!!

Oh... Where's Afeef??
Heheheh... he's still not ready for this, it's been almost a month now after he had undergone circumcision, but still... he's just not ready for any outdoor activities. 
It's ok, take your time Afeef :)

4~~ We've finally got back our car after months of staying in the workshop. Yahooooooooo! Alhamdulillah, it looks just like how it was before :)
Errrrr... Problem is, I don't feel like driving it anymore, I kinda enjoy driving this old car, it makes me feel like I belong here in Pekan Pahang. You know, most people here pick up their kids from school only with motorbikes, some with only bicycles. 

Ok, for sharing today, an ayat which we should always bear in mind but often forgotten:

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ ۚ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا

“… And for those who fear Allah, He (ever) prepares a way out, And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is (Allah) for him. For Allah will surely accomplish his purpose: verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion. (Surat at-Talaq, 65:2-3) 


My favorite place again...
Cantik kan?

This is also 'Nikmat' from Allah SWT... To see, to feel the beauty...
MasyaAllah, SubhanAllah...

"Which Favors Of your Lord would you deny??"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teacher's Day 2014..

Back to Teacher's day a few weeks ago, as an appreciation to all teachers at PASTI, we gave one whole cake to them. It was a Secret Recipe's Chocolate Indulgence. 

It was Friday, and both Fatini and Afeef also gave their teacher a bar of chocolate from Germany.
Fatini said her teacher jumped with delight whilst saying:
 "Ya Allah Ya Allah, chocolate dari German!"
"Cikgu suka sangat!"

I adore Fatini's teacher, she's very kind :) The kind of person you'd feel warm at heart just by looking at her.

Three days later, one of the cook there came to Fatini and said:

"Was it your mom who gave the Secret Recipe cake last Friday?"
After Fatini replied 'yes', she said:
"Mahal cake tu, makcik tak pernah beli.."
 "(That cake is expensive, I've never bought it..)"

Alahai... My eyes watered.... Some people really can't afford it.. Not even a slice of cake...

And what about us? How much have we spent on unnecessary stuffs?

"Which favors of your Lord would you deny?"

I'm sooo happy and thankful and grateful that Fatini is now surrounded with friends who can't afford to buy expensive stuffs. This way she'd learn to be grateful with what she has...
And this PASTI that she went to, is built under low budget, with low fees, and perhaps the teachers are underpaid too... 
But they are so sincere in giving knowledge to the children. I could see it.. 

I guess sending her to PASTI was one of the best decision I've ever made though I was so reluctant at first, given the poor condition of the place, but I'm glad that I followed my instinct ;) 

And Fatini now loves to give, she said her friends can't afford to buy this and that and she wants them to have what she has. 
So, from time to time I encouraged her to give something to her friends, stationaries, books etc etc.. 

Yesss... Like many said, there are far other better things there in other people's country. Like me, I can't stop comparing Germany and Malaysia, the schools, the people, the teachers, etc etc...
But, comparing and complaining won't solve the problems nor offer any solutions. Let's just start today showing good examples, things we've learned there in foreign countries.
After all, we are Muslims and we should be far better than them. 

Till Later, Salam.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


They were best friends for..... 
As long as they can remember.
He was 7 month old when she was born.
Then they grew up together, they didn't live together, but they would meet each other almost every wekend when they were little (",)

They looked forward to it every wekend!

That's why they became like this:

Awwwwwwww..... Sweet kan?

They were so close to each other, they were best friends, they were cousins, they were like brother and sister!!!
They were then seperated, because we had to go to Germany.
And then they hadn't meet each other for a long time, but, when they meet again, they quickly hit it off!!!
 Like they have never been separated!

I quietly took their photos together hehe.. 
They're as close to each other now as they were before. Nothing's changed. Only that she speaks London now and Afeef speaks German hehe..


If 4 years ago there were only the TWO of them,


There's supposed to be one more person in this pic, but she just refused to be in this photo hehe. It's hard to keep the kids to stand still for a photo shoot. **sigh**
So, there are actually 5 of them now!
Afeef, Aishah, Sarah (Aishah's sister), Fatini and Aleena.

One thing remain the same: 
Afeef and Aishah have always been best friends and Aishah is like Afeef's sister.... Errrrr...
Actually, she is Afeef's sister (",) 

I breastfed Aishah a few times when she was a baby. (",) 

And, Aishah is like a daughter to me. During her stay at our place last school holiday, I've got nothing much to offer, you know, I'm just a housewife, I've got not so much money to buy her favorite toys, Barbie, My Little Pony, etc etc... What I could give her was a time together: making waffles, game, and an ear to listen to all her problems. We had such a great time together, and in the end, when school holiday was about to end, she said:

"I Love You So Much Aunty Na..." 


Till Later, Salam...

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