Sunday, 31 January 2010

Basyeerah's birthday celebration

31 January 2010

Last night, the whole family had a special dinner at a seafood restaurant located on Jalan Jerudong. It was a treat from Basyeerah's parents in conjunction with her 4th birthday last Friday. We had a large feast having different types of seafood as well as other dishes, and then had Basyeerah's delicious birthday cake.

To Machar and Pachar, thank you for the treat... We really enjoyed dinner last night. To Basyeerah, happy birthday!

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Gifts from KL

30th January 2010

Yipeee!!! Finally, after an agonising 5 days, daddy has arrived safely home. His flight landed at around 1.00 am yesterday and thankfully, daddy had pre-arranged for a Shell car to pick him up at the airport. Since it was late at night and we had school the morning after, we almost didn't realise when daddy came home.

In the morning, we happily woke up to the sight of daddy sleeping next to us... Words cannot explain how happy we were then! Hehehe...

Then, after school, daddy gave us the presents that he promised us earlier. I got another Transformers toy to add to my collection, and Safiya's wish to get a "princess" doll came true. To daddy, thank you very much! We love you and we always will!

Friday, 29 January 2010

Happy birthday Kaka Eyah

29th January 2010

A very special birthday wish especially for our lovely cousin, Safa Basyeerah aka Kaka Eyah who turns 4 today. We love you lots, and hope you have a bright future ahead! Enjoy your big day today, and we can't wait for your birthday party this year.

Hugs and kisses from Syafi & Safiya

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Daddy off to Kuala Lumpur

24th January 2010

In the morning today, we sadly sent off daddy to the airport. He needs to attend a four days course at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur until next Wednesday. It's unfortunate that his trip didn't coincide with any school holidays, because for sure it would have been fun if we can come along!

When daddy arrived at his destination, he informed us that his room has been upgraded to an Executive Deluxe (similar to a suite) complete with butler service. Oh my! That would have been nice to experience ourselves! Hehehe...

On the positive side, since mummy is now heavily pregnant and with no maid to help, nini laki and nini bini have decided to sleep over at our place during the nights. At least mummy doesn't feel too lonely especially after Safiya and I go to bed at around 8 p.m.

In return for being good kids while daddy is away, we were promised toys as souvenirs from KL. We can't wait until daddy comes back home on Thursday midnight... yipeee!!!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

First visit to the school nurse

19th January 2010

Today seems to be quite an unlucky morning for Safiya. She accidentally threw up in daddy's car on our way to school. Once we arrived at school, daddy and mummy bought new uniforms from the shop, and then sent little Safiya to see the school nurse - one advantage of attending school at JIS. The nurse checked Safiya's temperature and then applied some Vicks on her chest, back and tummy.

When we asked Safiya for any reason behind her urge to vomit, she explained that it was her breakfast cereal that has been left in her mouth and has turned soggy, and that made her uncomfortable. Hehehe... that's one thing that both of us share; we are very sensitive when we come across strange or bad tastes and odours! Hehehe...

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Jungle Gym duo

16th January 2010

This week proves to be enjoyable for both Safiya and I. We received two birthday invitations; the first from my classmate, Nick, and the latter is from Safiya's classmate, Sofia. Both birthdays were celebrated at Jungle Gym on two consecutive days - yesterday afternoon and in the morning today.

We were very delighted to accept both invitations, and we definitely had a great time playing too! To Nick and Sofia, happy birthday to both of you. We hope both of you like our birthday presents, and for sure we appreciate the goodie bags!

During Nick's party yesterday

Sofia's party (she's sitting next to Safiya in the above picture)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Safiya's new venture as a student

12th January 2010

As the new year begins, mummy and daddy have been in a dilemma of whether or not Safiya should start schooling in January. The choice was whether Safiya begins Nursery this month or wait until the new JIS school term in September for Kindergarten. However, apparently Safiya is really excited with the idea and is not willing to wait until September. As such, yesterday began Safiya's days as a student.

Safiya shopping with mummy for her new uniform last Friday

The offer letter from the school

On her first day, Safiya was energetic as she woke up early in the morning (school starts at 7.30) and put on her new school uniform. She even requested that mummy prepare a chicken burger for her snack at school! Hehehe...

Thankfully, all went well and no tears were shed. Although Safiya was a bit hesitant to let mummy and daddy leave, but all the fun things to do at school definitely looks so exciting for her that she bravely opted to be left behind. When mummy came to pick Safiya up at 11.30, she was readily waiting with her big smile and her teacher assured mummy that Safiya had a fun first day and was happily singing along during the music sessions.

First entrance to her classroom

I helped Safiya settle down before I went to my own classroom

Warming up... just before mummy said good-bye

This morning was better, since Safiya happily waved goodbye to daddy, mummy and myself. Hehehe... our parents must be really thankful that both of us didn't make our first days of school difficult for them and the teachers too!

Teacher's note from yesterday. As you may notice, daddy and mummy decided that Safiya be called as Iman at school, the name she has been familiar with at home

Safiya's smiling face today. She looks cute wearing her shirt and pinafore.

New Brunei royal babies

12th January 2010

Recently, people of Brunei Darussalam witnessed two blessings as two new members of the royal family were born. "Sembah ucapan tahniah" from us at Pictures courtesy of Brunei infofoto.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Raqeeqah Raayatul Bolqiah
binti Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad
Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Raihaanah Hanaa-ul Bolqiah
binti Pengiran Anak Khairul Khalil

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Self-taken pictures

2nd January 2010

Hehehe... Safiya and I were out with daddy today and got creative inside the car. We experimented with the camera and took these lovely pictures all on our own. Of course, I was the cameraman!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Goodbye 2009, and Welcome 2010!

We wish all a more memorable, happy and exciting year
and may all our wishes come true!