Thursday, April 30, 2009

I heart you little Iris!


Iris got her first tudung Ekin. Now it seemed that everybody wears it, but I don't have a mere gut to just wearing it. Bravo Iris! I bought it at pasar malam yesterday evening and went there with my friend, Auntie Julie. It came with beads and small cute blue ribbon on the awning. Once I put it on you, you don't seem to care at all. I knew that you feel fashionable and yeah, you look so darn cute in that! But it only took you 5 minutes to be fashionable because then you mengamok tak hengat just to take off the hijab from your small head.

Bapak's female version. Auw!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

If cupcake be the food of love, eat on!

Iris, you are not allowed to peep!!

O romeo, romeo! Where are thou romeo?
To entertain the time with thoughts of love,
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day,
This is the way I hast shown my love,
I get thou the best cupcakes in town,
Let's bite them and start the show!

This is the best (yet crazy) approach I used to get our second Iris (haha!not this soon-lah). I online shopped this funny and creamy cupcakes from Wondermilk and Bapak went bananas when he saw a box of 36 pieces of peepy cupcakes. Mind you mine aren't that pinky (haha!) and for sure we didn't allow Iris to peep into our fridge until the last piece is melted and digested of course. And hey, it worked, seriously, it worked! Oh what a blast! The cupcake, mind you. Thanks to

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.

I have missed so many events to pen out in my blog lately. One of them was Ayah Di's wedding. This is his second marriage, his first was (how should I put it in a proper way, ye?)...umm, was, "Kusangkakan panas sehingga ke petang, rupanya hujan di tengahari". I cannot attend my old schoolmate's big day, Aunty Kama, due to Ayah Di's wedding. (Err, Kama, hadiah kawin is on the way ye!). Unfortunately Bapak had to work that very Saturday, so we ended up having no Bapak photos. And most of the times, "Sekeping gambar menggambarkan seribu patah perkataan". So here are the photos of that wedding day and the funny captions of what the kids thought about marriage and getting married.

"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife."-(Tom, 5)
"It isn't always just how you look. Look at me, I'm handsome like anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet."-(Gary, 7)

"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me."-(Bobby, 8)

"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash."-(Randy, 8)

"Oh, bayi ni sungguh montel dan cantik dan kecik seperti buah karot bayi yang Mummy suka beli di Giant"-(Mummy She, 28)
"Semoga berbahagia sehingga ke berjumpa balik di syurga nanti. Love you Ayah Di. Selamat berkenalan Cik Lina"-(Kami semua!)
"It might help to watch soap operas all day." (Carin, 9)

"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." (Tom, 7)

"Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food." (Brad, 8)

"Kenapa kita semua sungguh gorgeous dan handsome-handsome belaka?"-(Mummy She,28)

That Musical Camel From Egypt

Nek Ma and Tok Ba bought you a cool musical camel from Egypt. I cannot resist myself to burst out laughing seeing that musical camel from Egypt singing “Allahu Allahu” with Arabic rhythm. They spent two weeks at Egypt last month. That is the best thing of being a retiree; you can travel around the world and forget the rest. You can spend your time in the whole world wherever and whenever you want. I reckon I have to start saving money from now so that I can travel around the world like Nek Ma and Tok Ba did. Well, that’s another issue.

What surprised me was, of all the amazing things in Egypt, she bought you that musical camel from Egypt. I thought she was going to buy you a leather boot size 5 together with colorful shawls (obviously they are for me, ha ha ha!); instead she bought you that musical camel from Egypt. Tok Ba bought you very nice jumpers but obviously you have to wait for your 8 years old birthday to wear them out. Ayah Wan cracked a joke out of it “Nanti Iris boleh gi lempar batu ko set-set Israel la bilo pakai baju tu” since we saw (on tv) many of Gaza’s children wore that kind of jumpers. (No, no, don’t get us wrong, we are not making fun of Gaza-Palestine issue, we even started boycott using Colgate!).

So here are the best shots of Nek Ma and Tok Ba in Egypt and that musical camel from Egypt.

Allahu Allahu!

Looking at the snapshot, envious. Urgh.

"In every birth of a baby, there will be birth of gorgeous couple of grandparents"-me.

Gorgeous Nek Ma! (How many pyramids are there in Giza, seriously?)

Lost Cleopatra

King Tut, You've Got Mail!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pumping Made Easy

Lab 01: Pumping 101

Lab Sheet Prepared By: Mummy She

Lab Instructor: Mummy She

Lab Location: Office Room

Lab Hour: Act 1-1pm, Act 2-4.30pm

Lab Objective:

By the end of this lab, Iris should be able to: Fully utilize Mummy’s milk

1.0 Introduction: In our first lab, we will learn about the utilization of Pigeon’s manual breast pump and also Mummy’s twins. It is important to understand the utilization and application of them because they will be used in powering Iris Adeena Binti Muhammad Firdaus with Mummy’s milk. Before we proceed with the experiment, we will review the benefits of breastfeeding.

2.0 Why Iris is still exclusively breastfeeding?
  1. When you breastfeed, there are no bottles and nipples to sterilize. Unlike human milk straight from the breast, infant formula has a chance of being contaminated.
  2. Breastfeeding makes our lives easier. I do not have to purchase, measure, and mix formula. There are no bottles to warm in the middle of the night! Jimat duit Mummy dan Bapak!
  3. Breastfeeding requires Mummy to take some quiet relaxed time for myself and you, helping us bond.
  4. You love to listen to Mummy's heart!
  5. You hate formula milk.

3.0 Equipment

Coleman Brite Ice

Coleman Icebox
Pigeon Manual Breast Pump
4.0 Experiment Steps
1. Lock the office door.
2. Get the pump.
3. Sit and relax.
4. Say hi to the twins. Hi!
5. Clean your twins with wet cloth.
6. Put the pump to the twins.
7. Start pumping with one hand.
8. Bloghopping with another hand.
9. Keep on pumping until the bottle is full (5oz).
10. When the bottle is full, praise to Allah “Alhamdulillah, ada rezeki Iris”.
11. Store the full bottle in the icebox.
12. Done with the pumping, but not bloghopping!

5.0 Conclusions: I have to cancel my two big conferences in Hong Kong (March) and Toronto (May) prior to the lab objectives. (Labels: Again, showing off).
P/S: This entry is dedicated to my dear old friend, Mummy Syu. Sorry Syu, it took me almost two months to post this entry.