to fellow parents

August 25, 2016 • 107 views • 7 comments

Admittedly, I’ve been so busy these past few weeks. I honestly thought things will slow down after Raya but seems like it’s the same pace *cries*. It’s gotten so bad that there’s not enough things in my fridge and by hook or by crook, I need to get my kids’ milk from the supermarket tonight.

I have an early flight to catch tomorrow so I already planned everything in my head. After work, go to the supermarket, pick up the kids from grandma’s, play with them a bit, then they’ll go off to sleep obediently by 10pm. I needed to sleep early but I want some cuddle time with Dean while we watch maybe one episode of New Girl together, and maybe also go through my emails that have been starred for months. Everything was planned.



August 23, 2016 • 286 views • 18 comments

Daniel. Does. Not. Stop. Talking.

And nowadays he interrupts me when I’m talking to other people, because he’s so excited to tell me something (usually it’s something really not that interesting like “Look Mommy, this is a tissue”). If I don’t acknowledge when he calls me, he gets really annoyed and he will keep on calling you until you answer. I’ve taught him to say “Excuse me, please?” if he needs to interrupt for important things. So now he just goes “ExcusemeexcusemeexcusemeexcusemeMommy” when I’m talking to people and he expects me to acknowledge him first. Otherwise, I’m the rude one. Salah concept, boy.


table for 3

August 16, 2016 • 467 views • 11 comments


We say that every year and every year, I find myself planning surprises with either Toots and Asma’ for our birthdays. Pftttt. WE NEED TO KEEP TO OUR WORDS, GUYS. Not young anymore haha.

On her actual birthday we took her out for a Japanese dinner at Nobu and it was soooo nice. Just us 3. To be honest, we’ve each been traveling a lot and now everyone’s so busy. Asma’ with her new role as Creative Director at LoveToDress is now managing a team under her, and Toots also got promoted to Manager in a new department and also having to take care of little Musa. It’s all pretty exciting, but we miss our quiet AVA time. Dean was all like oooooh we’re gonna have so much fun. Gave him a look like Ummm no dude you’re staying home and taking care of our kids. Anyway, at Nobu we had a balloon and all and wore our party hats… the atas people there probably thought we were so lame but who caresssss. The waitress initially told me I couldn’t have a balloon there but I gave her my best pleaseeeeeeeee? look. Win.

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their first pet

August 12, 2016 • 545 views • 17 comments

So umm these came along when I picked up the kids from school.

I stared at them, they stared at me. We were both sighing because we have no idea how this relationship even started. Haha!

It was very cute though. Everyone from school came out with a little aquarium(? tupperware?? what do you call fish boxes?). Every kid had a huge smile on their faces, happy to carry their first pet home, and next to them… faces just like mine; parents thinking “Ohhh just greatttttt, more responsibilities woohoo.”

Hold on to your love

we are all the same

August 7, 2016 • 670 views • 27 comments

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I had an interesting conversation with my maid today about an incident that happened few weeks back.

Few weeks back, my inlaws hosted an open house and there was a band. They were performing all sorts of songs (English, Malay, Indonesian, Taylor Swift.. you name it), and they encouraged the crowd to come and sing with the mic etc etc. Nothing out of the ordinary; a lot of events have sporting people come up and sing along too, most of the time mediocre-ly hehe. Anyway, to cut the story short, I was mortified when I saw my maid up there along with another maid belting out an Indonesian song and dancing away in front of a crowd. I thought this was so inappropriate, especially because there were so many men watching them and taking videos. I gave her a long lecture that night and basically told her if she wants to work with me, be serious and behave demurely especially in public. While I had to entertain guests, she was supposed to take care of my kids, not entertain the crowd. She agreed and ever since that, she has been good to us and not pulling any more of that kind of stunt.