Friday, May 29, 2009

Cinta Di Rumah...

Hassan Al-Banna. (HAB)

Read this book in the car during our 3rd road trip to Kuantan. I was so impatient and felt like telling MrJ all the things I was reading while he was driving and everytime, my punch line would be, "Ok, ni yang last sekali Hny bgtau Abg." Why? Because every single page I read in the book has a great impact on me. And I wanna share that with MrJ. But. But. But. I do not want to be the spoiler coz MrJ wanted to read the book too. Baru feel sikit. By the time we reached Kuantan, MrJ has prolly known half of the content. Hehe. I'm a good story teller, I must say.

Ok, about the book. Who is HAB?

Hassan al-Banna (October 14, 1906 – February 12, 1949, Arabic: حسن البنا) was an Egyptian social and political reformer, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest and most influential 20th century Muslim revivalist organizations. Al-Banna's leadership was critical to the growth of the brotherhood during the 1930s and 1940s. (source: Wikipedia)

This book is concentrating on HAB as a father. What was his role in bringing up his 6 children and how he divided his time to be with his family. As a leader and the founder of Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, he could still find quality time to spend with his family. This book basically shares with the readers the stories of a father as told by his children. His children are:

1) Wafa : Anak sulung. Isteri kepada pendakwah terkenal Dr Said Ramadhan al-Buthi. Berumur 17 tahun ketika al-Banna wafat.

2) Ahmad Saiful Islam : Peguam. Bekas anggota parlimen Mesir. Seorang kader Ikhwan yang aktif sehingga kini.

3) Dr Thana : Pensyarah urusan rumahtangga di pelbagai universiti di Arab Saudi. Berumur 11 tahun ketika al-Banna meninggal dunia.

4) Ir Raja’: Engineer. Berumur 5 tahun ketika bapanya meninggal dunia.

5) Dr Hala : Pensyarah kedoktoran di Universiti al-Azhar

6) Dr Istisyhad : Pensyarah ekonomi Islam. Berada dalam kandungan ibunya ketika bapanya syahid.

I'm impressed.

Mana tumpahnya kuah kalau tidak ke nasi.

Berbekalkan panduan yang setiap perkara mempunyai hak yang perlu dipenuhi, Hasan Al-Banna menunjukkan contoh yang baik untuk diteladani mana-mana insan bergelar ayah. Diakui keluarganya, Hasan Al-Banna benar-benar mengambil Rasulullah s.a.w. sebagai pedoman dan panduan hidupnya.

Buku ini menghidangkan kepada masyarakat episod-episod cinta di rumah Hasan Al-Banna. Antara As-syahid dengan ahli keluarganya.

Pembaca akan merasa takjub dengan keteraturan dan ketelitian As-syahid dalam menguruskan keluarga beliau dalam olengan gelombang(baca cabaran) dakwah, tarbiyah, siasah dan pengaturan gerakan jemaah Ikhwanul Muslimin. Insiden-insiden yang dikisahkan oleh anak-anak As-syahid amat berbekas dijiwa, lantas boleh dijadikan inspirasi dan diimplementasi.

Pembaca akan bertemu dengan insan-insan disebalik ketokohan Hasan Al-Banna. Baik kedua ibu bapa beliau, keikhlasan isterinya yang mengkagumkan, dan anak-anaknya yang 6.

Click here and here to read more.

This book is for every father. And mother. A good book for parenting. Saya merayu..if you have RM11.50 extra in your pocket, please do invest in this book and read it together with your spouse. If you don't feel like reading, just buy it and give this as a gift to a friend on her/his wedding or to a friend who just got his daddy-ship title from Allah. I'm pretty sure, your small investment would make a big change to those who read it, and change your paradigm on how to become a great father to your children after finished reading it. Moga Allah terima usaha kecil kita nak sampaikan ilmu yang berguna kepada orang lain kerana itulah antara 3 perkara yang boleh menemani kita di alam kubur nanti.

My 2 pence ^_^

p/s- Sape nak pinjam our book, let me know!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Progress 1

Immediate Boss agreed.
Deputy Chief Engineer supports all the way.
Chief Engineer said no problem.
Next, GM.
Then VP.
Moga Allah mudahkan..Amin.

Cloth Diaper: My Journey

After the delivery, I've promised myself to start wearing nadirah with cloth diaper (CD) when she turns 3-month-old. I did.

I just have few CDs, all were bought during my preggy months. The hormones were unbalance at that point resulting with few insane online shopping sprees but nevertheless, I heart all the CDs! They are not the posh-mosh-branded-kind of CDs, but they do what they should do - keep the poo and pee contained in the right place!

I wanna note down the first generation of Nadirah's CDs so that when she reads this later, she'll know the CDs that have been with Mummy through thick and thin when we first embarked on our CD journey!

  1. Bella Posh OS, Red RM70 (I think I just pay around RM60 for this one, ade sale @

2. Tiny Tush OS, Sea Spray RM75

3. WholeSaleCD OS @, Ocean, RM35.50

4. Thirsties Diaper Cover X-Small, Rapsberry RM44

5. Fitted Diaper Unbleached Small, RM35.90

6. Coolababy OS, Green RM35 – the website is no longer available (

7. Palm and Pond Pocket Diaper S, Yellow, RM23 – didn’t get the chance to wear this, Nadirah has outgrown the CD by the time she started wearing CDs.

8. Palm and Pond Pocket Diaper M, Greyish, RM23 (got this free for purchasing 6&7)

9. Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diaper S, Hot Pink, FOC – Gift from Aunty Maryam Afaf to Maryam Nadirah! Tq XOX!

10. *NEW* Crazy Momy OS, Yellow, RM45 (got 2 inserts, 1 small and 1 OS insert)

11. *NEW* Crazy Momy OS, Purple, RM45 (same as above)

No 10 & 11 were my recent purchased last 2 weeks. Found her website many moons ago. Maryaa is from Kuantan, MIL met her in person @ Kuantan in a function where she promoted her CDs. MIL gave me her brochure and then only I convinced and decided to try her CD. Honestly, I really really satisfied with the performance. Value for many, no leakage, good trimming, value for money and YES VALUE FOR MONEY! Rase nak beli lagi! In addition, the Cd comes with 2 inserts and laundry tab. How cool is dat..

Palm and Pond CD is from Thailand. I heart no 8 so much coz I don’t have to snap buttons to fit my baby’s size like OS-type of CD, just zap the Velcro closure according to fit baby’s tummy, yeah, you’re ready to go. Fast and easy just like DD (disposable diaper)! I normally use this during the day or for short period of time only (3-4 hours) coz the opening to put insert is quite small compared to other brands, so normally I just put I insert in it. Anywayzzz I found another website that sells this brand (even cheaper, just RM20 each!); but bear in mind, since the price is cheap, you then have to compromise with quality – the inner layer microfleece is easily ‘berbulu’ after a few wash, but to me it’s ok since you can’t see what’s inside, right? Only mummy and baby know the secret. So long it does the job, I'm so very fine. Hehe.

My verdict? I love CD that have both snaps/buttons for resizing purposes (One-Size - OS) PLUS Velcro to give good fitting at the tummy. Of course I would prefer to buy CDs according to HnyB's size, hence no need to snap the button, just zap the velcro and walla BUT at the moment dis madam don't have the money just yet to invest on CDs every time HnyB has increased in weight by 4kg. That's why OS CDs is so popular because you can wear it since newborn (3.5kg) and up to 13kg.

Advice to myself and mommys out there, if you wanna start wearing your baby with CD, the first rule of thumb is - don’t burn your pocket with super expensive CD, try out with ‘not too expensive’ but recommended-by-many-Mommys CD. 2ndly, don’t wait until you have 20-30 CDs then only start wearing one because, by then you’ll be too comfortable with DD. As for now, I only have 8 CDs (no 5 have to be worn with 4, so considered as one, no 6 abi left it somewhere far far away (kene ganti nih!) and no 7 is too small for HnyB) . For the past one month, HnyB wear DD at babysitter’s and CD at night and over the weekend. Alhamdulillah so far soooo good. And most important is, I feel good. Alhamdulillah.

I’m looking forward to shop more CDs very soon. (hah, reasons for shopping online!) Really hope that HnyB will be fully on CD before turning 1. Amin.

p/s- Thanks Hubby for being so understanding and supportive throughout the journey. Mwahssss..

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009


3 pics @ PC, she was cranky to d max. Below-right; 2days after that.

Antz have bitten nadirah's face and left hand while she was sleeping last Sunday. Argh. Kesiyan giler. Looks like kene dera, serious. I've checked and checked thousand times but couldn't find a single ant on the bed. Unless the ant can fly laa. Alhamdulillah her swollen face and hand are getting better and better by day. I actually cried when I looked at her puffy face, I just wish the antz bit me instead of my HnyB. We brought her to Doc Yazid at E&PC, PCMC on Sunday night when her condition became worst a.k.a her left eyelid has enlarged. Monday morning, Abi went back to Sgmt and Mummy amik EL to take care of HnyB.

Rewind 1x

Last Saturday we attended Gilok's wedding at Seremban. To my surprised, his bride is my friend from KMYS days, Zana. What a small world. During Gilok's bujang days, we lived in the same block at Jasmin. Nadirah was super good, rengek sikit2 je but manageable. These are her pictures, sleeping while Abi was eating scrumptious nasik minyak and gulai lemak daging salai. (my fav!) Look at her, pandai posing mase tido. I really enjoy looking at her when she's asleep coz she'll do lots of funny poses.


the brideS and the groomS + sleeping beauty

Ahh.. i love wedding.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The news finally arrive..

It's been a while. I know :-)

Ok, i want to m4hathirism my blog by writing in point form for this entry.

1. SPC result was out yesterday. Alhamdulillah, Mummy got it :-) Abi didn't :-( But like what Opah and Wan said yesternight, Allah knows best, so insya-Allah if everything is smooth sailing, we are leaving for Edinburgh come September. Doakan. I'm praying hard.

2. Opah is coming today from Perak.

3. My sister and her hubster will fly home (Semenanjung) in 2 weeks time. Can't wait!

4. Wan is going for Umrah next weekend with Rayhar.

5. Nadirah will be 4 months young in 2 days time! She chews her fingers like bubblegum. I'm getting seriously worried. Her oral thrush come and go like biscuits. Any tips?

6. Mummy is getting fatter by day. Who said BF makes you slimmer? It definitely didnt work for me. Prolly because I eat a lot! Need to diettttt!

7. Ah, dat's all. It's almost 5pm. It's Friday. Balik sharp 5pm, else, you'll be stuck!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

HnyB's 2nd Road Trip - Kuantan!

Day1: 1st May 09
Minggu lepas Abi and Mummy bawak nadirah gi rumah Wan kat Kubang Bu4ya. Ni gambar Nadirah sebelum bertolak, tgh breakfast jari Nadirah. Sedap gaks jari Nadirah rasa mcm strawberi.

Nadirah bawak Mama Pikok balik Kuantan. Dalam kereta Nadirah sembang2 dengan Mama Pikok sampai Nadirah tertido.

Sampai rumah Wan, nadirah mandi2 sbb panas. Pastu Mummy terus ajar mengaji. Tak sempat Nadirah nak rehat.

Dah penat belajar ngaji, Wan ajak gi Tg Lumpur nak makan kepok and otak2. Orang sgt ramai sampai habis semua otak2 kat kedai Mok Na. Last2 dapat makan satar je. Tp Nadirah x makan la. Tgk Mummy je makan.

Day 2: 2nd May 09

Hari kedua di Kuantan sangat best. Nadirah jumpe ibu, ayah, kakak and abang dekat Beserah. Abi and Mummy bawak Nadirah melawat Abg kat sekolah Tahfiz Abg. Name sekolah Abg Nadirah tak tahu. Nadirah kan kecik lg, mane tahu..Ibu Ayah ambil Abg bawak balik outing. Kami singgah dekat Pantai Batu Hitam utk lunch picnic. Best sgt. First time Nadirah tgk laut and duduk tepi pantai. Nadirah suka sgt..

See..nadirah mcm budak besar je duduk dalam carseat..

Nadirah borak2 lg dengan Mama Pikok kat tepi pantai.

Pantai Batu Hitam..

Ini la keluarga besar Nadirah. Ibu tengah potong sayur.

Ibu masak nasik ayam. Sedap sangat Mummy kate.

Day 3: 3rd May 09
Nadirah dah nak balik KL. Ni kereta TokMi and Tok Ki.

Wan kasik Mummy pokok pandan siap dengan pasu sekalik.

Abi tgh masukkan barang dalam kereta.

Nadirah tido dalam kereta. ZzzzZZzz..

Best btol pegi rumah Wan. Minggu ni pegi lagi!

'Til death do us part

Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Katie had chased cancer, once only to have it return-to clog her lungs and grab hold of her heart. Breathing was difficult now, she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine that was supposed to act as a shield. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who was in love with Katie since 11th grade.

Caption: Katie Kirkpatrick, left, and Nick Godwin, wait for the nurse to come and start Katie's treatment at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint on the morning of January 12, 2005. Nick Godwin works night shift as a Lapeer County Sheriff's deputy and took Katie to the medical center right after a night's work, three days before their wedding. Katie is tired from not being able to sleep at night because of her pain and Nick had worked a night shift.

Katie is in a lot of pain in the days leading to her wedding taking morphine and numerous medications to help her. Niki Kirkpatrick,right, took a leave of absence from work so she can take care of her daughter Katie who now needs constant assistance.

Nick Godwin, 23, left, takes a moment of rest while his bride Katie Kirkpatrick, right, gets an intravenous procedure to reduce the amount of fluids her body is retaining at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint on January 12, 2005. Nick Godwin who works night shift as a Lapeer County Sheriff's deputy took Katie to the medical center after a night's work, three days before their wedding.

Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, puts on some earings a few minutes before walking down the aisle to marry Nick Godwin, 23, who she had known since 11th grade, at Church of Christ in Hazel Park on Saturday January 15, 2005.

Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, and Nick Godwin, 23, cuddle up for a moment while waiting for the wedding photographer to get ready after getting married at Church of Christ in Hazel Park on Saturday January 15, 2005.

Dave Kirkpatrick gives the thumbs up to his new son in law while admiring the couple with his wife Niki Kirkpatrick, right, after Nick and Katie got married at Church of Christ in Hazel Park on Saturday January 15, 2005.

Katie Kirkpatrick Godwin, right, gets serenaded by her new husband Nick Godwin, and his best men during the wedding party on the dance floor at Boulder Point Golf Club and Banquet Center in Oxford, MI, on Saturday January 15, 2005.

Katie Kirkpatrick Godwin, center, rests for a few moments during her wedding party at Boulder Point Golf Club and Banquet Center in Oxford, MI, on Saturday January 15, 2005. Katie was exhausted. Her face looked as white as her gown.

Five days later, Katie died. She did not let sickness stop her from living, take away the hope or faith that made her believe she had a future. She had a lovely wedding and she had love and she gave love and love doesn't die. And that is how Katie beat cancer.

Life is short
Break the rules

Forgive quickly

Kiss passionately
Laugh constantly

And never stop smiling
No matter how strange life is

Life is not always the party we expected to be

But as long as we are here
We should smile and be grateful...

Love you lots and lots and lots abg..

All pictures are from here.