2013 highlights

Let’s recap!

This year has been an eye opener for me. In so many ways. I think I have learned to look things quite differently. I learned to see people, situations and problems positively. Belajar bersangka baik is the most rewarding lesson for me. When I started joining the Instagram bandwagon, little did I know that I was going to get hooked! I enjoy following IGers who posts beautiful pictures from all over the world. Also love reading their quotes, stories and experiences through their posts. Totally inspiring.

This year we enrolled IY to Adni. I’m glad we made that decision. He has blossomed academically and spiritually. He loves school. Alhamdulillah we are blessed.

This year we had the chance to travel. Travel too, opened my eyes. It’s refreshing. As much as it was a challenge to travel with the kiddos, I am happy that the boys learn a lot of things through their journeys. I am looking forward to more travelling adventures with my family in 2014.

Not to forget, this year we had a baby and lost a baby. I had the best 6 weeks carrying him/her. I even had a Turkish name ready. Saja berangan. Hehe. I still think about it sometimes. Especially when I see a few of my friends who got pregnant almost the same time as I did. I couldn’t help wondering how big my tummy would have gotten if I was still pregnant. But oh well, I know Allah knows me well. This is for the best.

Tahun ini adalah tahun kucing. At least for us lah. Haha! Budet came into our lives early this year and since then we kinda became cat people. But without really having cats as pets. I am still scared of them but as long as they keep the distance, I’m okay.

I never mention about Oggy in this blog, have I? A few months back, we brought back a stray cat (we named him Oggy). He had a severe case of skin rash and dehydrated. We took him to the vet and he was cured. All the while we kept him in our backyard. Sangat manja selalu nak memboloskan diri masuk rumah but we never let him in. Pandai dia tak pegi mana-mana pun masa sakit tu. Makan tidur je kerjanya. Garang pulak tu tak kasi kucing lain datang nak makan food yang kitaorang serve. Padahal boleh je share kan? Cehh! During our UK trip, we weren’t worried of his survival ability since he was a stray cat. Pandai la cari makan sendiri kalau dah habis stock Friskies tu. We put a whole lot of cat food and a bowl of water under the porch before we left. That was the last we saw him. He never came back. Hubby sedih jugak and search for him but I guess jodoh kami dengan Oggy sampai situ sahaja. I hope he is well wherever he is right now.

Sekarang kucing-kucing lain kembali untuk makan the Friskies we put in our backyard everyday. Pandai je share takde gaduh-gaduh. Dulu semua takut dengan Oggy. Hehe.

So I guess all of the above would be my highlights of 2013. I hope next year will bring us more rezeki and happiness.

Wishing all my readers a happy 2014. Toodles!


Let’s meet the turtles

So he finally did it. Beli jugak. Much to my dismay.

So far the turtles are fine. No funny smells nor they are dying. Semua masih ok. Let’s hope it stays that way. My argument with Gee when he mentioned about pets was about keeping them alive. Risau  nye if they die dalam jagaan kita. To me, having a pet is like jaga anak jugak. Amanah Allah. We have Allah to answer to if we do not take good care of our amanah.

IY and Z are very excited. IY helps Gee feeding them everyday while Z watches with much enthusiasm. The other day IY held the turtles for the first time and I must say he’s very brave. He helped picking the turtles out for Gee to clean the tanks. They eat the food bought at the pet shop. Apa ntah nama dia but it looks like fish food tu. Sehari makan dalam 7-8 biji once a day. The pet shop owner pesan tak boleh makan banyak sangat karang dia mati kekenyangan pulak. Also to make sure they are warm enough tak boleh sejuk. How to tell if they are sick/dying? The eyes will turn white. Everyday I make sure the eyes are NOT white and they are still moving.

Me? Still very geli to touch. Although I think I’m getting better. Perasaan meremang bulu roma dah takde. I kinda enjoy watching them “playing” in the tank. Studying their characters are also fun too. I find the male turtle is very hyper-active moving here and there roaming around and panjat2 wood–sampai tergolek pun pernah. While the other turtle which is a female is more reserved, suka nyorok bawah kayu and buat hal sendiri. (Yes, I know now how to differentiate the gender–terre dah).

IY calls them Abang dan Adik. But generally we call them “turtles”. Sangat original eyh?

Pictures are from the DSLR. But if you follow my IG and Keek, there a few more pics and clips over there. Enjoy!

Where they are

Presenting our newly adopted kids in the red tank. Haa ni gambar “empat” beradik. LOL!

They were smaller a week ago

They were smaller a week ago

They like menyondol at the corners like that

They like to menyondol at the corners like that

Spot the patterns? That's how I differentiate them. But to know female/male kena tengok patterns kat base dia.

They might look the same, but they are not. Nak tahu female/male kena tengok base dia. But for me, I recognise them through their characters. Sekor active sekor shy. A little bit like my boys–coincidence? Maybeeee!



Hubby wants to buy turtles for the boys.

He has been talking about the idea for weeks now and I think it is just a matter of time dia bawak balik the pets.

Me, on the other hand do not like the idea. Euwww! The thought of the slimy turtles pun dah meremang bulu roma tau!

IY is very much excited about the it. He’s already thinking of names. Z tak paham benda lagi. But I have a feeling he will be as excited.

Uwwaa! Mommy takde geng la. Nobody on my side. Help!