Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Melabuhkan Tirainya

Image taken from a whatsapp group that I'm in :)

An eventful year, indeed...

Looking forward to 2014 as there will be several "new chapters" so to speak, in the lives of the famyFamily members.

May Allah SWT ease our affairs, have mercy on us, keep us steadfast in that which He loves, and grant us success in our endeavours both in this world and the next.

Happy 2014!! :D May we be among those who seek only Allah's pleasure in whatever we do.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Just Me and The Boys

For the past couple of weeks, Sofea kept saying that she simply cannot wait for D-Day to arrive.

Kakak rasa tak sabarlah, Ibu. Complete with an I-am-so-excited-I-just-want-to-explode eager grin and hopeful eyes. Sometimes even accompanied by a little girly shriek.


I really don't know if I should be feeling relieved or sad...


Ibu loves you mucho, Kakak, despite my never-ending bebelan(s). But you already know that, kan?

May Allah SWT ease your affairs, keep you steadfast in that which He loves, and grant you success in all your endeavours both in this world and the next.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MICF Conference 2013: Transforming Today's Children Into World Leaders


Monday, November 11, 2013

**Muharram 1435H Promotion** Pakej Jom Ngaji Bersama Upin & Ipin

Muliakan Tahun Baru 1435 Hijrah dengan mendekatkan anak-anak kepada Al-Quran bersama set Jom Ngaji Bersama Upin & Ipin! :)

Pakej produk Jom Ngaji Bersama Upin & Ipin mengandungi silibus Al-Quran UPKK (Ujian Penilaian Kelas KAFA) dan dilengkapi dengan:
 - Pen Pembaca (Intelligent ReadPen) Jom Ngaji yang berfungsi sebagai alat bantuan belajar dan mengajar 
 - Juzuk Amma Bertajwid, berwarna dan beraudio visual untuk membaca ayat Al-Quran dengan kaedah yang betul 
 - Panduan kod warna disediakan untuk menerangkan kaedah bacaan seperti dengung, qalqalah dan bacaan harakat dan sebagainya
 - Buku Ilmiah Cilik Juzuk 30 dengan pelbagai maklumat interaktif seperti "Terjemahan", "Keterangan Surah", "Pengajaran", "Doa-doa Pilihan", "Glosari" dan juga "Info Menarik Tentang Surah" 
 - Buku Al-Badar iaitu kaedah cepat pandai mengaji Al-Quran dalam masa 24 jam 
 - Beg Sandang Kalis Air Upin & Ipin 
 - Penanda Buku 
 - Pengecas (Charger), Fon Telinga (Earphones) dan Kabel USB (USB Cable)

Tempahan untuk pre-order dibuka mulai sekarang sehingga 25 November 2013. Jangan lepaskan peluang untuk memiliki Pakej Jom Ngaji ini dengan harga tawaran istimewa, RM380 sahaja!!**

Sebarang pertanyaan boleh diajukan menerusi emel kepada: famygirl@gmail.com. :)

**tidak termasuk harga penghantaran pos

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Itu Ini Begitu Begini



Too many things to tell, don't know where to start. :P

Update in point form je lah.

1. NO MORE EXAMS FOR SOFEA this year. For now, we can only make lots and lots of du'a and hope for the best. Last I heard, the results for UPSR & PSRA will be out very, very soon. Nervous giler bagai nak luruh jantung.

2. Aidiin has KAFA finals in 2 weeks. Very 'challenging' to get him to sit and study. Too many distractions it seems; among them are Jedi Knights and Master Yoda. But study for finals, he must. So, how?

3. famyBoy and I attended Sofea's Tahun 6 Graduation Ceremony last week. I fought back tears had mixed emotions listening to the HM's congratulatory speech.

4. Nuaym has shown interest in reading independently so I started him on the introductory Peter and Jane books. My goal is to expose him to the 'look and say' method of learning, i.e key words recognition.

So far so good, Alhamdulillah. He is currently on Book 2a. Serunutnya dia bila dapat baca an entire book on his own. :)

5. Made some bentos for the kids' bekal to school. Took pictures of them but was too lazy to sort them out and upload to ph0t0bucket and/or share them on the blog. As of today, I am still waiting for my rajin-ness to arrive.

6. Picked out my To Read(s) for Oct-Nov but have not started reading either one of them. Shall reassign them as Nov-Dec To Read(s) instead. *feeling hopeful*

7. Oh oh oh... before I forget, in conjunction with the islamic new year 1435H, the Pakej Jom Ngaji Bersama Upin & Ipin will be sold at a *special promotional price*. You wouldn't want to miss it so watch this space!

Errr... that's it for now. Salam Maal Hijrah!! May this be a new beginning and a blessed, hopeful start for us all, In Shaa Allah. :)

Monday, October 07, 2013

Nouman Ali Khan in Mal@ysia


Lessons from Surah Ar Rahman

How Am I Going To Serve Allah?

The Final Miracle

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Just Around The Corner

I am actually very, very nervous about the upcoming UPSR exams. I get palpitations each time I think about it and all the 'what if(s)'. Seriously. Kecut perut, I tell you.

People keep telling me not to worry because "Sofea is a smart girl", "Your daughter will surely pass with flying colors" and "Alaaa, this is only UPSR-lah, babe."

But I am a mom. Therefore, worry, I must.

I don't deny that my daughter is study-smart. Alhamdulillah, I can't thank you Allah SWT enough for blessing her with a good brain. But what worries me is her dilly-dallying and her slacker attitude lately. I would imagine a studious student would be pulun-ing his/her studies right now or working extra hard to practice answering as many sample questions as possible. But she being her, is still her usual happy-go-lucky nonchalant self. Not like someone who has two big exams coming up. If tak dibebel suruh study, tak pikir pun nak study. Siapa yang tak worry kalu camni?

UPSR is less than 2 weeks away!! Harlooo?! Tak rasa panicky ke budak ni??


The other day, in desperation, I decided to voice out my feelings. "Kakak, Ibu rasa tersangat stressed sebab Kakak macam takde rasa stress langsung!!"

She just laughed at me. Cis!! Budak bertuah ini. I can only make du'a that Allah SWT will guide her in her preparations for her upcoming exams: UPSR & PSRA (which is 10 days after UPSR). May He make things easy and go smoothly for her, and grant her and her friends success in this world and the next.

All the very best to you, dearest Kakak!! *muahs*

Taken from g00gle images

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Read Me: Ramadhan Hadith 15 & 16

** Source: Islamic Teachings for Women on MukaBuku.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Read Me: Ramadhan Hadith 12-14

** Source: Islamic Teachings for Women on MukaBuku.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Read Me: Ramadhan Hadith 10 & 11

** Source: Islamic Teachings for Women on MukaBuku.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Read Me: A Special Formula

One of my dearest, dearest friends shared this with me sometime ago. Jazakillahu khayr, Lollies!! *muahhs*

Alhamdulillah, this 'formula' really helped me plan my activities and Qur'an recitations during last year's Ramadhan. Of course, this is also applicable to other months as well.

Sharing is caring; therefore I am now sharing it with you... :)

Speaking of the Qur'an, here are two more Read Me(s) that I would like to share. Hope you'll find them inspiring and beneficial, like I did when I first read them.

1) 10 Tips to Becoming One of Allah's Special People
2) Spotting People of the Qur'an

Note: There are many, many, many beautifully written articles on SuhaibWebb.com. Go check them out. :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Read Me: Ramadhan Hadith 7-9

** Source: Islamic Teachings for Women on MukaBuku.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Read Me: Ramadhan Hadith 4-6

** Source: Islamic Teachings for Women on MukaBuku.

Personalized Copy of Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan! for Zara

Recently, Princess Alya Azzahra aka "Zara" received her personalized copy of Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan!...


One Satisfied Customer... Alhamdulillah... :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Read Me: Ramadhan Hadith 1-3

** Source: Islamic Teachings for Women on MukaBuku.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

1 Ramadhan 1434H

Alhamdulillah, Aidiin survived the first day of Ramadhan this year, which was yesterday, i.e Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

Surprisingly, he seemed quite energetic when we picked him up from SK (it was almost 6PM, I think), before heading to the neighborhood pasar ramadhan for some pulut panggang. He claimed that he didn't feel tired or extra lesu simply because he finished drinking the entire mug of Milo suam that I had bancuh-ed for him during sahur...


Ignore the cheekiness yang telah meng-'enter(ed) frame'

Definitely a BIG improvement from last year. Good job, Abang!! *two thumbs up*
Masa sahur esok, boleh minum Milo suam lagi, okeh? :)

Monday, July 08, 2013

Ramadhan Action Plan by Nouman Ali Khan

Sharing a video of one of my favorite da'wah speakers...

I would like to sincerely seek your forgiveness for any shortcomings on my part, may they be in words or in actions.

Wishing all Muslims sisters and brothers, Selamat Meraih Keberkatan Ramadhan. May Allah's mercy and blessings be with us throughout this blessed month. :)

Friday, July 05, 2013

BOTW: Panda Brothers

I wasn't planning on making a bento for school today because I had errands to run and chores to do before the weekend. But when I placed the white pau berinti kelapa into Aidiin's food container, it just looked so plain and boring...

So, I had to do something about it. :P Lagipun this was probably going to be the last bento before Ramadhan starts next week.

I used a black edible food marker to draw the panda's face (quick and easy method!). I cut two slits at the top of the pau to insert two nori (seaweed) ears.

Nuaym saw the panda pau(s) in his Abang's bekal and insisted that he was given a 'kung-fu panda' too. So I had to draw panda faces on two more pau(s). The happy and satisfied smile on his face when I handed him his plate of 'kung-fu panda' was just... priceless. :)

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Allah Knows

Ramadhan is coming soon... :)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

BOTW: Crabs and Penguins

This week, I got to experiment with my newly-acquired sausage cutters. And some food picks, too. *teruja*

For Aidiin's bekal yesterday... Nutella sandwiches made from two slices of wholewheat bread, folded into sealed triangles using a sandwich cutter.

The cocktail sausages (i.e the two crabs and the three penguins) were cut using sausage cutters that I had recently bought from a "100 Yen Shop" named Tokutokuya at IPC. I just discovered this shop although I think it has been around for more than a year or so. Maka, agak jakun jugaklah sebenarnya. :P

Looking at this picture now, I realized that the crabs' eyes should be at the end of their long stalks, not on their bodies!! *facepalm*

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Sneak Peek at Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan!

Here are some sample pages from the book, Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan! by Lily Maznah Muas.

This sample is a personalized copy for a boy named Affan.

The front cover... very pretty and colorful, dontcha think? :)

In this personalized copy, Affan becomes the main character of the story. His name appears in all pages throughout the book.

This is the Ramadhan Chart that is provided with the book. It can help the child track and chart his/her progress in embracing one of the five pillars of Islam - Fasting in the month of Ramadhan.

Reading is extra fun when the story is about YOU! :)

So, order now and get a personalized copy for your child. And/Or get personalized copies for your loved ones: nieces, nephews, grandchildren (*winks at TiTi MamaTok*) or any special children in your lives, especially those who are just beginning to learn about and experience the wonderful and blissful month of Ramadhan.

Pre-orders for personalized copies are open till June 30, 2013 ONLY.

Wait no more! Email me: famygirl@gmail.com to place your order. :)

Related Entry: Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan!

Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan! is an exclusive book specially created for Muslim children aged 8 years and below who are just beginning to experience the wonderful and blissful month of Ramadhan.

This book brings children along a journey that explains the whats, whys, whens and hows of fasting in the month of Ramadhan. It also includes a Ramadhan Chart whereby the child who owns this book gets to chart his/her progress in embracing one of the five pillars of Islam - Fasting in the month of Ramadhan.

This book was selected as one of the "100 Favourite Malaysian Children's Books" by Kotabuku. It also received favorable response from readers all over the world and was exhibited at the Bologna Children's Book Fair and at the Asian Festival of Children's Content in Singapore. In Shaa Allah, this book will also be exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2013.


This book is available by PRE-ORDER ONLY. Each book costs RM25 (excluding postage).

And... *drumroll*... for all pre-orders placed BEFORE June 30, 2013...  this book can be personalized to include your child's name as the main character, i.e. the name of your child will be mentioned on every page in the story. Seronok, kan?

Interested? Send me an email at famygirl@gmail.com to place your order or if you have further enquiries.

Related Entry: A Sneak Peek at Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan!

Sofea's 12th Birthday

My eldest child, the only girl in the family, turned 12 on May 13th this year.


Sofea's class at SK had a post-midterm exams cum pre-midterm break makan-makan of sorts so we decided to contribute a birthday cake to celebrate the birthday girl's 12th birthday. As it turned out, there were two other birthday boys celebrating their birthdays as well so her class ended up having three whole cakes, all from the neighborhood Resipi Rahsia cafe & restaurant. :P

Here are some pictures from that day...

So many different emotions to list down here. I suppose when you have a growing up daughter in the house, you'd have to go through this constant-worrying phase. *sigh*
A deep sense of concern and worrying (in a good way, In Shaa Allah) that will not go away... because all parents want the very best for their child(ren), both in this world and in the next.

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
"Our Rabb! Make our wives and our children to be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of the righteous." (Surah Al-Furqan 25:74)

رَبِّ اجْعَلْنِي مُقِيمَ الصَّلَاةِ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِي ۚ رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاءِ
"O my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular Prayer (As-Salât), and also (raise such) among my offspring, our Lord! And accept my invocation." (Surah Ibrahim 14:40)

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ
"Our Lord, forgive me and my parents and the believers the Day the account is established." (Surah Ibrahim 14:41)

HAPPY 12TH BIRTHDAY, DEAREST KAKAK!! :D You know we love you lots and lots and lots. *muahhss*


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