Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beginning reader

My girl has managed to recognise quite a number of sight words.
She is now trying to blend in the sounds of letters of a word.
Esman was reading the newpaper a few nights back when she saw the word 'speak.'
Slowly, she tried to make the individual sounds of s,p,e,k and voila, she actually got it right.
Then we showed her the word 'love' and again, she hit jackpot. How impressive!
Wooohoooo! We were like 'Yabadabadoooooo! Our girl can read!!!!!'
Still delirious with excitement, Esman then pointed to the word 'Fox.'
And our babe sat in silence, forehead deeply creased in thought and slowly blended in the sounds and then confidently said this: F#&*
Yeah, as in the eff word.
Seeing that triumphant look on her face after the accidental expletive came out of her mouth was pretty much priceless.

The babe actually thought she got it right.
Esman and I shared a good laugh over it!
Well Nyla, at least you got the 'f' sound right.
Try harder next time ok babey!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

AM at McD

The three of us slept real early last night and as a result, it was 'rise and shine' for us at 5ish in the morning.
Esman was feeling hungry and suggested going to Macdonalds for some hotcakes.
Sounded super duper fun to me!
Nyla wasn't too keen on the idea initially but soon gave in on one condition.
She didn't want to change her clothes which was absolutely fine with us.
Seeing how receptive we were to that, she decided to add one more condition.
She wanted to bring her smelly blankie along, which she eventually left in the car, for fear she might leave it at Macdonalds. Yes, that's how much she loves her blue blankie.
Again, we had no qualms about that too!
So off we zoomed to West Coast Park when most people were still asleep, traffic was almost non-existent and the air so cool and clear. Such peace from all the hustle and bustle.
And for the first time, Macdonalds was practically empty.

Bathing in morning light and inhaling the fresh air in the morning after breakfast. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nyla's BFF

They are so into each other, it's just too cute!
Every morning, Nyla will request for a piece of paper and then holler to me:
'Mommy, how to spell Trisha?' and every morning I will answer 'T-r-i-s-h-a.'
Then, she'll draw some cute stuff and always always ends with a gigantic heart for her darling Trish.
And you know what?
Every evening, she will bring home an art piece from none other than her best friend, Trisha!
Trisha's mommy, I wonder if you have to spell N-y-l-a for your girl too every morning!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

School Pal-itics

It has been about ten months since I left the school, yet my connections with these beautiful ladies still remain strong.

They are going through a tough period now with the examinations being just around the corner, followed by the marking of the examinations scripts, keying in the results, going through results analysis with the key personnel, report book stuff and the list still goes on but hey with their perseverance, they'll get by.

May the force be with you, my favourite ladies! Love ya' all!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Seems like such a happy sweetheart here, doesn't she?

Now see the total transformation below.

Trust me, we have our tough moments.
As in really really tough I had to put both my fists in my pockets just so I wouldn't be tempted to let them fly out and hit that oh so sweet face, her arms and legs....

And then we also have her moments of "I WANT ANOTHER MOMMMYYYYYYYY!" and how I was so terribly afraid she would burst a capillary in her eye!

Despite the tumultuous times, I love her. Duh. Siapa la tak sayang anak kan?

And because of her, I will never stop growing as a woman, as a person and as a mother.
Nyla will always be the best thing I have ever done.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Nah, it's not my online boutique.
Just helping out a very very very dear friend of mine to showcase some of lustmonday's beautiful clothes.
For you ladies who love to shop for clothes online, you should add this website to your favourites: :P