Thursday, November 12, 2015

'Oumar Propnex'

Nyla used to follow me everywhere to work. Now that she's older and is busy with her crafts la, phone la, games la, books la, she'd rather plonk herself at home or grannies'. Dah nak masok upper primary katakan.
Her brother, Oumar has taken over. My koala this one. 

Sometimes I feel very unprofessional when I bring Oumar along to presentations and viewings. :(

But NONE of my clients ever said this to me, "Nura J, please leave your baby at home. Appreciate."

Every time I request to bring Oumar (and my helper, she's my P.A), I'll always get, "Sure!"
Never an objection.

So, thank you very much you alls for your understanding and never going,"Leceh betul Ah agent Nura J ni."

Really, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Here's a picture of Oumar relaxing on my client's couch.

There are going to probably be more pictures of him at different homes!

That said, if you have the intention to sell or buy, I'm always a call away, korangs.
See you soon.

Monday, June 22, 2015

To circumcise now or later?

I am not joking when I mentioned that it was one of the most difficult decisions to make. 
Probably the most. 
To circumcise when Oumar is still a baby OR to wait when he's much older.

Me: How eh mom?
Mom: Kalau Mak... Senang je. Ikut sunnah. Simple. Senang.
MIL: Kalau dahde niat, buat je. Jangan tunggu2.

Still feeling uneasy, I reached out to my FB and IG friends. 

Honestly the person most most difficult to convince is my husband. 
He feels that Oumar should grow up and experience the beauty of circumcission.

Oh sang suami. Not beauty dah deh. It's PAIN. 
And why would you want to torment your son like that one?

Him: you don't understand.
Me: no no. You don't understand.

I showed him all the comments on FB and IG supporting "Sunat time baby! Sunat time baby!" He had no choice but to go with it. 
We must listen to experienced parents. Not listen to our hearts.

That day was nerve wrecking ok. 
We proceeded with Dr Khairul Pristine Clinic. Oni's son did it there. He also happened to be my brother's friend. And his clinic is at Jurong West. Very near. If Oumar cries non stop in car at least the distance from clinic to home is near so our ears not so tortured.

I chose not to enter the room. I was outside baca Al-Fateha all the way. And yes tearing too. E was inside. He watched the whole procedure and dia cuak. Lol.
Oumar cried after that. But I was prepared because you all said the first day will be tough. So what I did was to offer my boobs to him and just sayang2 him the whole day. Never mind if my hands lenguh, it's ok. So when we returned home, I made sure I kept him very close to me. So thankful to my Kak Ana for bringing Nyla out the whole day that day too so I could really focus on Oumar. ALLAH SWT is really the best planner! Alhamdullilah!

Recovery was smooth and I'm so grateful to Oni who was there the whole time calming my anxieties. We even exchanged pictures of our sons' beberds. 
Every time I got worried, I'd whatsaap her or my brother who will then msg Dr Khairul. 
Ya la, I very kancheong type.

Amidst the kancheongness, am also thankful for the humour provided by none other than my mom.
Cock eh.

On the 6th day, we discovered his ring tergantung. So tempted to pull it but we were advised not to touch it. And then Oumar started crying.

E: My poor son! I'm so sorry ok we put you through this!!!

What the! He's at it again! GRRRR!

Me: no la. He's crying because his stomach is painful la. I know this cry la dy!

True enough. 5 mins later, Oumar let out a loud shart (shit plus fart)

My turn to rub in in...

Me while cradling Oumar:  No la daddy. My penis is ok! It's my tummy la. Mothers know best. (this part exceptionally loud. lol)

And then soon after his ring fell off.  

Super relieved you all have no idea. 
BIG BIG Thank you my FB/IG friends for the encouragement and sharing your valuable experiences. Oni, indebted to you as well sister!
E and I really appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

And to my husband, I know you are not in favour but thank you for trusting me. 
Thank you for listening to me weigh the pros and cons and just go with it because the pros outweigh the cons. Thank you for being practical. ��

If a mommy is in doubt whether to sunat her son time baby or time dah besar, I am now eligible to comment and advise!

My advice?
DO IT SISTER. Tawakkal. He will cry on the 1st day. Sumbat nenen and hug him the whole day if you must. Trust me, once the ring has fallen off, the relief you feel is one kind. It's like you have done a favour for your baby. He will thank you when he's older! Hehe. Good luck.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Oumar's Birth Day

Yes, his birth was a c-section. An elective c section.
Low lying placenta issue and I'm not the gung ho "I'M SO TRYING FOR NATURAL DELIVERY FIRST!"
Wish I was though but since there could be a possibility of bleeding la....distressed baby la...and then rushing for emergency c section....let's eliminate the potential problems and just go for the planned c sect.

The night before the op...Ya Allah...only HE knows how terrified I was. I was unusually quiet...The home was kecoh like Raya like that with E setting up the play pen all. We actually quarrelled abit because I didn't want to buy any baby stuff until Oumar is out. Besides E's family also welcomed a baby boy last year so gotta thank my SIL and BIL for the hand me downs. Stroller wise, we recycled Nyla's. LOL! 10 yr old berhabuk stroller but E did a good job sprucing it up!

Back to me being stubborn not wanting to buy any baby stuff which drove both E and Nyla crazy!


I lose. So we got the playpen la the mattress la the pillows all the pump...... Basically whatever essential items.

It was also an emotional night. The night before the op. I had my moment with Nyla who has had my undivided attention for 10 years. I also told her that if anything were to happen to me, always keep me in her prayers sedekahkan al-fateha because that's the only way you can reach out to someone who has passed on. Yes, we both hugged and cried like no one's business. More like we WAILED together.

E had to spoil the moment by saying, 'You both so drama, so ridiculous."

Lol. Anyway, bersyukur sangat everything turned out fine. Alhamdullilah.

Being in the operating theatre was scary mary. So many people. Doctors...Nurses...Paed on standby for Oumar...And I forgot how uncomfortable taking the epidural was! When all was settled, that was when they called "Dr Esman" in.
Yup, the most excited chillax doctor, no doubt.

The next thing I knew, I was getting punched in the stomach, but without the pain. The tugging all.

And the next thing I heard was my gynae, Dr Citra Mattar say,"Ok Esman, are you ready with your camera? Baby is gonna be out real soon." 
Ma shaa Allah, my heart was beating so fast. Like my son is coming out my son is coming out!!!!!!
E immediately stood up and started clicking away!
"How come he's snapping photos when I never hear my baby cry? Why is my baby not crying?

And then a minute later that most most most awaited UUUUUUWEEEEEKKKKK sound was heard. Alhamdullilah. Yes I cried. I cannot describe to you how relieved I was when Oumar was delivered. He looked exactly like Nyla when she first came out. The sembabness all. Only that he has more hair. Hehehe.

E sat down back. "Wah miiiiii, just now Dr Citra bluff seh. She said baby coming out soon. When I stood up and nak amik gambar, no baby la! Dorang still godeh godeh your stomach! I saw your open tummy blood all! Cuak seh! So I just snap snap snap la!"

This man is seriously so kecoh.

The C sect really wasn't scary as I had imagined.
Recovery was good. Just whack on the painkillers and yes, gulp the essence of fish. (I still wanna vomit whenever I imagine myself gulping it down)
Even the barely there.
It was really such an amazing birth outcome.
Great gynae  (Dr Citra) perhaps? Yes definitely.
Good choice with the hospital (NUH)? Also yes.
They are so pro breastfeeding. Very encouraging. I actually extended my hospital stay.
5 days 4 nights. Yup, macam pergi holiday. I just wanna make sure I get ample rest. No kecoh kecoh. With Nyla, I only spent 1 night at the hospital and when I'm home, it was chaotic. Serik seh.

Ok I wish I can type somemore but got to go. Somebody is screaming, "I NAK SUSU MOMMY! NOW NOW NOW!"

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pesta Perdana 13

I know this is late but I am in the middle of handing over my real estate matters to my trusted partners as I go for about 1-2 months of maternity leave. In shaa Allah.
You all who got to enjoy 4 months diam k! Hmmmmppphhhhhh!
Also liasing everyday with my pearl girls at Pearlista who has been doing such an awesome job holding the fort.... Thank you all.
And dealing with Braxton Hicks and swollen fingers and toes....

But this entry must be up because it means alot to my daughter.

Thank you everybody for flooding our social media platforms with all the congratulatory messages.
Nyla is very fortunate to have such lovely aunties and uncles who shared her joy that night. Alhamdullilah.

The win was of course very much hoped for but an unexpected one, most definitely.
I had a mommy whisper to me, "No offence ya! But I thought one of the boys would grab this." 

She was right.
I get her.
I shared the same sentiments too. Totally.

Even Papa J it seems.
Before Pesta Perdana 13 went live, he was preparing Nyla... the kind like "if you don't win, you're still my number one kinda of thing.'
Don't mind the last sentence. Biased sikit. Kata Atok dia la kan. And don't ask me about the trophy picture he attached. Entah whose one pon.

Nyla was behaving like a star struck fan that night.
My phone, in her hands and she took as many selfies as she could with whoever she could.

Must thank Haryani for urging me to let Nyla audition for the "Ingat Tak Mak' role.

A beautiful night most definitely.
Very memorable for not only Nyla but for me and E as well.
Bohong la if I say we were not over the moon.

Thanks Bro Faiz for this picture.

Entah apa la dia cakap.
But anything from the heart is always safe la ah.
I felt that her speech though short was very heartfelt.


Glad that she thanked DV Studio because they were really very accomodating to her school schedule. Thanks guys for the opportunity.

Wanna thank Sis Shahida Sarhid from Berita Harian for the feature too!

And also to Mediacorp Suria for a great night and this lovely photo!

The gloves taklehhhhhh angs.

Nyla's school also got to know about it and Mdm Fadilah whatsapped me and kindly asked if it's ok to announce this win to the school during the morning assembly.
Me: You want babe?
Nyla: Ya can also!

Ok done.
So here she is with her principal Mrs May Wong-Tan taken just this morning.
Lovely to have her school recognise and embrace their pupil's talent!

Oh how can I not thank Tina (make up) and Sufyaa (outfit)
Thank you beautiful ladies for making my girl feel like a star that night!
Past midnight also didn't wanna remove the make up and change into her pyjamas!

You alls.....thank you for the love. Very touching mouching ah.

Once again, congratulations Nyla.
We love you very much darling.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


The moment I joined Propnex Legacy Solutions, my mentor, Gaz, sat me down to analyse and revisit my current listings.
That week, E was on leave and it was extremely nice to have my husband listen and giving his precious input in the discussion.
Him being in the teaching profession, this is really a luxury for me.

Gaz's first sentence to me was: "Let's not be typical passive agents. Be pro active."

I rubbed my tummy.  
Step kesian mode la. 
Like mintak simpati gitu.

We had a good laugh.

Yes,  I'm in the final trimester of the pregnancy.
So far Alhamdullilah.
Only that when my mom calls and I'm out at work, I won't answer because she will nag at me.
She loves it when I pick up her calls and tells her, "Kin tengah baring!"
I feel her.

But she really has nothing to worry about because I am not pushing myself at all.

In fact with the transfer to Propnex, I am so raring to make a difference by learning as much as I can first.
Every bits of new information I get (and currently I'm getting aplenty with the training sessions!!), I feel excited for my clients.

Everytime this Gaz opens his mouth, I will be like,"Am so sharing this information to my clients."

Plenty of people came up to me and questioned my decision to leave ERA.
Now, it  took me a few months to decide on the move to Propnex.
Proper and thorough planning was made.

I wasn't growing anymore guys.

Physically, je. LOL.

But intellectually, I was in my zone doing the presentations, viewings, attending HDB appointments... It is like a routine. Of course it is a good routine but, I need to grow.

And I felt like I needed a mentor with a wealth of knowledge in this make me unlearn and relearn again.
To help me figure out what I need to understand about the market, what skills I need to acquire, and  most importantly, how to apply my freshly acquired knowledge in my practices.

Yeap I need to hone my skills and prepare myself for the whatever market situation, be it slow or good.

Honestly, with regards to handling HDB transactions, I am confident, alhamdullilah.

And just this week, I have new listings for sale which I have yet to update on Property Guru.
EM at Woodlands...and a 3rm at Farrer Park!

One of my goals is to be an all rounder agent with desire to not only polish up my current HDB skills but I'd love to strike the private property market... new launches.... commercial properties etc.

And I needed a mentor who is not only handling those type of transactions but most importantly, I was looking for someone who can not only sit down with me and tell me to do this do that BUT someone who will walk the talk with me.

And this person is all that.
That week when I was analysing my current listings, I asked him if he would follow me to one of the listings I would like to revisit.

He did and I had such an educational time watching him conduct the presentation addressing these issues to my clients.

1) how a sentiment driven property market reacts to price corrections.
2) identification of immediate projects that are immediate competitors to this property.
3) identifying the likely demographic of the potential buyer.
4) visiting key strengths of the property and managing its weaknesses.
5) evaluate the compelling desire for the client to make the move while facing such a market situation.

This is what I'm talking about. I am so grateful to my clients for giving me the opportunity to revisit their unit and update them in greater depth. To leave them that night with such a clearer picture was really rewarding.
Thanks Gaz!
 Glad to be under your wing!
Thanks bro Saat too (and Alina who is in the car tengah busy selfie)

And to have the CEO of Propnex, Mr Ismail Gafoor comment on my mentor, I know, Alhamdullilah I am in good hands and feel even better for my clients who are rest assured that the team I am in is reliable and capable.

And it's just amazing that when you are striving for self improvement, Allah SWT will assist you get there.
This weekend, I have a potential Executive Condo seller who has fixed an appointment with me.

The request came at such right timing Ma shaa Allah!

Something I have never done before.
Something I am looking forward too.

We can't wait to go to the selling presentation.
By 'we', no no, my mentor won't be following.

It's me and baby in the tummy la.

So yeap, apa apa call us la.

You wanna sell/buy/ rent HDB  can call.... EC also can call....Condo also can call.... Cos we study already and in shaa Allah will be well prepared. Promise to equip you with all the knowledge we have. :)

9 724 8866.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rumour has it...

Barakah Friday all.

On this blessed Jumaah, I'd like to express my sincerest thanks to ERA.

I have gained so many experiences (the pleasant...the painful) that I am very grateful for.

Dealing with clients and having the opportunity to meet and serve people from different walks of life. Ma shaa Allah. To everyone of you, thank you is not enough. Thank you for the trust and the understanding. For my shortcomings, I sincerely apologise.

Having had the opportunity to appear on ASET on Suria alongside with high calibre agents sharing with viewers concerns and hopes with regards to property market.

ERA 2014 Top 300 Achievers

To be part of the Preeminent Team, a team so dynamic and fast paced you get motivated to just move along and keep going!
ERA #1 Champion Team 2014 in S'pore, Asia Pacific and ERA Worldwide

It is time, I feel..... to get out of my comfort zone.
Time to be uncomfortable.
Yes I agree that a comfort zone is a beautiful and safe place to be but we also know that if you remain in it, you will not grow.

I am always hungry for new stuff. Always willing to try new things.
I get bored easily.
This is my weakness. BUT, this is also my strength.

Because I know that ....It is when I am uncomfortable that I will learn and grow.

This year I have set new targets and dreams for myself and my expanding (in shaa Allah) family and I hope to turn them into plans and reality at

Yes the rumours have been circulating and today I will confirm.

I have resigned from ERA.

 I have carefully planned my move to Propnex since the beginning of this year with E as my driving force.
Gaz and Habz

No I am no superwoman.
My decisions are only sealed after careful discussion with my husband, family and teammates.
Again I am where I am because of my family and team.

Yeap! My team is also joining Propnex.
Kita macam family.
Ohana....No one gets left behind. Saaaap.
Ni bila semua mood baik. Bila bergasak, buruk jugak.... Bahahahhaa

In all honesty, it is not a difficult decision to join Gaz Aspar's Legacy Solutions at Propnex.
He and wife, Sharifah are forward thinking and collaborative leaders, with an art for implementing results.
I am really looking forward to adding value to their team.

That and Mr Ismail Gafoor  CEO of Propnex, is such an inspiring man I hope to benefit from his selfless sharing and inspire me to just propel further in real estate.

Really looking forward to a business environment that has forward momentum and excitement at Propnex.
In shaa Allah.

So from now onwards my friends, let me introduce myself...

I am for now la ah... (MakYong) Nura J from PROPNEX REALTY PTE LTD (Legacy Solutions)

My handphone nunber is still the same if you want to contact me for property matters.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Nyla is nominated for Pesta Perdana 13!

The above Mother's Day special Telemovie was Nyla's first acting debut.
E and I...We were open for her to try this role because we know that learning does not solely take place in school.
We can learn anywhere and everywhere. Through play...Through sports...Through acting in this case.

Nyla had many take aways from this valuable experience.
The need to memorise script....The pronunciation of the Malay words....The mood......The commitment (Like having to sacrifice weekends and go to work).....The opportunity to work alongside and learn from the experienced cast.

Nyla took 2 weeks to wrap up this telemovie.

DV Studio was very understanding making sure Nyla's filming schedule would not affect her school such as no filming on days she had supplementary lessons/CCAs. That and they made sure Nyla would finish filming by 7pm so she could go to bed early for school the next day.

With special arrangements like this, it would be a waste if we'd not let Nyla act!
So thank you DV Studio and to my friend, the talented Haryani Othman who asked me to let Nyla audition for the role!

When we found out Nyla was nominated in #pestaperdana13 this year, we were like, "Oh wow!"
Very pleasantly surprised!

Nyla had a look at this and her first words were," I'm last place is it?"

"No la Nyla. You're the top 5 nominated for this category darling!"

The other kids in the category are damn good themselves so I've been telling Nyla not to have too high hopes.

I mean to be nominated is already something to be grateful for so we will be enjoying the night to celebrate the deserving talents! She's a chillax kinda kid so it was easy.

Nyla: But, what happens if I win? (Ler step over confident pulak)
Me: Then you will have to make a speech.
Nyla: Alone?
Me: Yes.

(Dalam hati macam nak cakap je: I don't think you'll win babe so relax. Lol!)

By the way.....
SUFYAA will be our choice with regards to dressing us up.
I know la it's Nyla's night but I'll be accompanying her mah so I also need to look presentable pe.
I'm jut hoping I can get 1 ticket for E as well!
Anyway, the other time when I appeared on Selamat Pagi Singapura pon Sufyaa yang sponsor.
LOVE LOVE LOVE their style. My type la.

We have already gone down to their showroom to take our measurements for our #sufyaabespoke last week.

That's their designer there. Young and "She's so pretty, mommy!" Plus talented.

Tu ah. Dah gini pon masih ada hati nak measure waist kan.

So come 28 March, we will be attending this very prestigious Pesta Perdana 13 awards ceremony.

Nyla: Mommy if I win la ah, can I say, "Nyla happy menang. I will thank la the team all then I say Mommy, this is for you! I menang untuk you!

Sooooooo awwwwwwww boleh nangis kan.

UNTIL she said

"Cos you never win before plus never get nominated before. Somemore you're older than me." 

Terus terguris seh hati I.

Me: Nyla, that is tak baik.

Nyla: Giggling. But true what.... continues giggling.

Man, the truth hurts.

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