Thursday, 30 June 2011

Mummy off to Kuala Lumpur

30th June 2011

We sadly bid farewell to mummy in the afternoon today as she flew away to attend a one-day convention in Kuala Lumpur together with 4 of her office mates. She'll be back this Saturday and we look forward to welcoming her back into our arms. Take good care of yourself mummy, as well as the baby in your tummy!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

I am 7 years old today!

26th June 2011

The day that I have been waiting for all year is finally here. As of today, I am officially 7 years old. It was lucky for me that my birthday this year falls on a Sunday, as such my birthday celebration could be held exactly today.

My parents fulfilled my wishes this year - a superhero-themed cake and bouncer slides for some outdoor fun! Initially I wanted a strawberry ice-cream cake but since I chose a 3-D cake, it had to be changed but the crunchy chocolate sponge cake was not bad as well. As a bonus, I have got three superhero figures to keep for myself.

As is the tradition, we also celebrated Nini Bini's birthday together with mine ~ our lovely grandmother turned 60 three days ago. Nini Bini was surprised when mummy took out her durian mousse cake but she was definitely happy and thrilled.

After enjoying hi-tea, all children (and some adults) changed into swimmers and spent the rest of the afternoon playing outside. Thankfully it was a bit cloudy and was not really hot which makes playing time even more fun and exciting.

At first, our baby brother was a bit intimidated and cried when daddy put him in the pool. His swimmers were taken off, thinking that he didn't want to play. Then, our parents tried again putting him on the slide and he got excited with all the other kids playing with the water! He eventually joined in the fun and had a blast.

Thank you to family and friends for making another birthday a successful event and a huge appreciation as well for all the lovely birthday gifts.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Our second cousin in 2011

25th June 2011

It's a happy day for us today. Daddy's half-sister, Wawa Nani, finally became a mother after more than a decade of marriage with the birth of a son via c-section this morning. We had a slight scare a few months back when Wawa, being aged over 40, was diagnosed with high-blood pressure and a premature delivery was almost performed. Thankfully, her blood pressure could be controlled and the doctor agreed to let her wait until 37 weeks before her scheduled delivery.

Alhamdulillah, the day finally came and the baby is perfectly healthy. He's got fair complexion and takes a lot after the mother. Wawa also thanked mummy for suggesting names for our newborn cousin, and the chosen name is Muhammad Ashraf Rahimi.

Congratulations Wawa Nani & Wawa Radin

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Sweet Safwan

11th June 2011

Just want to share with you a picture of our baby brother smiling at the camera. He is a happy toddler and not a fussy one most of the time. Easy going, friendly and talkative too.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Coconut milk rice with Indian style fried chicken

10th June 2011

Daddy had a craving today for "nasi lemak" or coconut milk rice with anchovies sambal. It was mummy's first attempt at making the dish but it was a great sucess. To accompany the rice, mummy tried out a new recipe; fried chicken - Indian style, with yoghurt and curry powder as some of the extra ingredients. Yummy!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Jerudong Park afternoon stroll

5th June 2011

One thing that we always love about living in our new home is the location. Lots of places are short drives away, including a place where we like to enjoy our afternoon stroll, together with each other. In the afternoon today, we decided to bring our bicycles along.

It was a bit tricky bringing them into the park since we must cross the road but thankfully with the zebra crossing available, it was almost a perfect afternoon except for the moment when one driver didn't stop at the crossing. Luckily daddy was fast to pull me back out of harm's way.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Indian style breakfast

3rd June 2011

We are still enjoying our short mid-term break since last Saturday. Our grandparents decided to take us out for breakfast at a North Indian restaurant in Bandar Seri Begawan. The food was definitely interesting to look at... and to eat too.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

A birthday fit for a royal prince

2nd June 2011

We were among the lucky group today who were invited to Istana Nurul Iman to attend the royal birthday celebration of His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Wakeel in the afternoon. Since it's Thursday, daddy took the day off from work while mummy came later right after office hours is over.

At one point of time, I was out of sight and daddy searched for me amongst the invited guests. Daddy then spotted me talking to His Majesty The Sultan together with other children. When he got the chance to talk to me, he immediately asked me what was I talking about. Hehehe... I'm sure he's worried that I spoke inappropriately to our beloved monarch!

You know what I said? I asked His Majesty two questions. Firstly, when was the ceremony going to start? Secondly, I asked why was he talking in English and not Malay? Hehehe!

The main event of course was the cake-cutting ceremony, and we were amazed to see two gigantic birthday cakes! It was also a great honour for us being in the presence of Their Majesties.

There were definitely lots of food around but it seemed that the adults are the only ones interested to eat. That's because all the kids could not resist the temptation of enjoying the carnival. There were lots of games and prizes to be won. Safiya and I also enjoyed climbing into the bouncer castle to play with the birthday prince as well as his baby sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah who happens to be Safiya's classmate at school.

Today was definitely a memory that we will cherish forever.

Happy Birthday Prince Abdul Wakeel