Thursday, May 29, 2014

Preparing for every stage of your life

So I had a brunch with my colleagues just now when my ex-boss came and joined us. He was about to retire next month, I had high respect towards him when I was a student, even higher when he was my boss.

We had just a normal conversation at the beginning, but in the end, some of the things he said became the things I would remember for life.

"Women matured at the age of 27," he provoked. We laughed. I did not deny it, perhaps because some part of me feel like I'm a lot calmer nowadays, a lot at peace with everything.

"And really become a mother at the age of 36," he said.

"THIRTY SIX??" I asked and laughed.

"Yup. Parents nowadays do things heartlessly, lack of time management. When they feed their child, they do it heartlessly without passion and love in their heart. That is good enough as long as they're not looking at their phone or something.

Why is that so, because they're not prepared to have a child at the first place. Not physically, not mentally, not financially.

I prepared for every stage in my life. For me to retire, I prepare myself financially, physically even mentally for about a year ago."

And how to argue that with someone that achieves so much in life. That not only successful in career, but leaving the life I dream, travelling around the world with her wife non stop now.

*Insaf mode*

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Our 4th year wedding anniversary

Love is being all romantic this year by taking a leave a day after our anniversary. So, we had a wonderful one. I would say it was complete.

That morning, we spent it with our little bundle of joy.

Then, after Friday prayer, Love and I headed to Mid Valley to watch The Other Woman.

Seriously, what in the world is this hotness?? And Love said Kate Upton is chubby (T_T) Whaaaaatttttt?

And we wrapped up our day with a candle light dinner in Victoria Station, Damansara. Had fun, just the two of us, peaceful conversation and wonderful meals.

Minute steak, my FOREVER favourite. Even when once they took it out from menu, it was still there.

It was perfect and it was complete.

Tq, Sayang :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

The super genius punishment

So, I came across this article at The Stir.

If You're Not Grounding Your Kids Like This Mom, You're Doing It Wrong

And I found it very impressive.

Pics from Crazy About Cakes

Khaira has been behaving very well lately, so I don't need any punishment yet. By behaving means I'm excluding her forever lari jatuh in public area (recently she was so hyper in the airport, husband needs to run as fast as he could just to catch up with Khaira, we almost lose her from our sight), her forever excuses when we asked her to wear her pants after toilet visit and her thousands of excuses when we asked her to clean up her toys. Hehe..

Only that she has been extra clingy nowadays. I normally sleep while hugging her, a couple of days ago I became breathless in that position, so I told her that I was gonna turn my back to her for a while. Then I accidentally fell asleep. Oh my, early third trimester is super tiring.

About 1am like that, I woke up with her crying inconsolably for about half an hour macam baby. After we managed to console her, she went back to bed. Hubs and I were thinking about the possibility of some paranormal activity around.

Being all worried at work the next day, I asked what made her cry as soon as I arrived home from work.

Her answer was..

"Ibu tidur tak peluk Khaira".

And that was the first thing she told my mom when she woke up the next day.

What. In. The. World?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Alhamdulillah another gold for ITEX :)

It has been super hectic for me these past few weeks. Hubs and friends have been pushing me to slow down.

I'm trying.

I know I need to try harder.

Am working on that too.

Anyways, involved in some conferences on April. Then, Unirex; an exhibition organized by my university where I sent 4 entries this year.

Then, to ITEX 2014. The 4th ITEX I participated, the third time I presented. With all 3 golds Alhamdulillah. Last year I was in Goldcoast and we won silver.

I must have been blessed.

If you wanna do something that would take up your time, might as well you make sure you'd get the benefit out of it.

Now I'm going back and forth to National Instruments (NI) for a new project. Gonna be busy for another 3 months; meaning the whole third trimester as the project is due on August.

I need to slow down.

I know.

I need to try harder.

I know.


Friday, May 9, 2014

KL Bird Park

Our Uncle from Korea came to visit us since last weekend. We were planning to bring him to KL Bird Park, unfortunately he already had plan that Sunday.

Khaira was supposed to call him Wey (mother's side) Samchun (Uncle) Harebeji (Grandfather),  panjang sangat.. so she just called Harebeji Korea.

But since we promised Khaira that we're gonna bring her to Bird Park anyway, we proceed just the three of us.

The entry fee for the Bird Park was quite pricey; RM 25 per adult. But I must say the park is well maintained and the birds are in healthy conditions. Plus the experience of walking with the birds was worth it.

It opens at 9am. We arrived around 9.30am because we were scared it was gonna get all hot and sweaty in the afternoon. But I guess it's better to come later because the show starts at 1230noon and it was not that hot after all, walking under the trees and net.

I'm gonna leave you with the pics.

If you plan to go there,  beware of the mosquitoes.  Have fun!