Friday, December 28, 2007

My Friends and I

Enough about the kids. This time around, it's just gonna be about me and me only. Here are some pics of me and my friends at hubby's graduation ball....

What a night!

I'll miss the times we spent together even though it was just for a short period of time. The one year journey was spectacular. For me, it was one helluva a year of holiday!!!!

Where's hubby? You ask him.....

Iman and Nana - Last day of school

Iman and Nana : It's not fair! Where's our story Ibu? You only did Atief's last day of school!!!

Ibu: Ok!Ok!

Still after one week, no entry was made....and again, the same remark!!! I'd better do it now or they'll start nagging at me ......

This is Iman with Rory (left) and Angus (right). To my surprise, Rory cried his heart out for he was so sad about Iman leaving the school. Iman is missing them everyday....

From left: Iman, Ms Groves, Dayanna, Mrs De Souza

They were showing the teachers where Malaysia is.....

Last pose at their play area

Iman and Nicholas hugging each other

It is so obvious that they are missing their school. Iman and Dayanna kept reminding me of their school days in Chapman Primary School, how they played and learn with their friends. As a mom, I'll always be a good listener no matter how many times the same story were told.....

Friday, December 14, 2007

Last Day of School - ATIEF

I'm back in Malaysia. How nice it is to be here...the smell, the colours, the ambiance and not forgetting the busy streets of KL!

We are already missing Canberra. Atief, Nana and Iman missed their school and friends so much. These are some pics of Atief's last day at school.

Hanging his bag at the usual place

Atief and Mrs Mc Cotter

He's "helping" Mrs Cotter opening her farewell present

He's again "helping" Mrs Hall with her present as well!!

Ibu and Ayah joining the class photo.

Dearest Mrs Mc Cotter, Mrs Hall and friends,

Thank you for the lovely time in Weston Pre School. Atief has learned a lot from all of you. He's missing the News Session and fruit time! Have a lovely holiday and Happy New Year from all of us here in Malaysia.

Monday, December 03, 2007

BBQ and Fete

Chapman School organised their fete three weeks ago and my friends and I decided to join in and sell Asian food to raise funds for the school. We prepared fried rice, fried noodle, tomyum, fried chicken and es teler (indonesian drink). The stall was so popular that everything were sold out by the first hour!

I know that now, I can always look back at the times that I spent while I was there with smiling heart....

Farewell Lunch at Chapman School

My kids' school organised a farewell lunch on Nov, 15th for all the parents who are going away next year . Most of us came and fortunately our husbands were given the permission to attend it too..
The kids are all excited about it and each of us cooked our own traditional food. The kids had learned so much from this school. I can't describe how fortunate we are to have all the dedicated and passionate teachers guiding and loving the kids....
Too bad we have to go but my kids are already missing their friends and teachers...

Friday, November 30, 2007


I know..I know... It has been a month since my last entry. Life is so busy nowadays since we have to move out from the house in 5 days time!!! Imagine the packing and cleaning and all sorts of administration to settle.

We've just came back from our Melbourne vacation...huhuhu... and now back to serious business.

Today, we have safely sent our things to Malaysia via the shipping agency, visited Atief's pre-school for the last time and managed to throw a whole lot of rubbish at the dump site plus changed the car tyres....Phew!!!!

Tonite, I'm cooking for hubby's friend and tomorrow I'll be going to hubby's graduation ball.
Then, we have to start clearing the house.....

I'm not sure if I'll have the time to do another entry. Lots of pics to post but maybe you'll have to wait....

Can't wait to go back.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eid Celebration in Canberra - Part 2

I thought that we won't be celebrating Eid that much here but boy was I wrong! There were lots of invitation during each weekend since Eid and until now we are still receiving invitations. Last two weeks we (my other two Malaysian neighbours and my family) hosted our “Eid Open House” to our friends and it was brilliant. My kid’s teachers came and they truly enjoyed themselves but I forgot to take the photos since the camera was with hubby. He was too busy talking to his buddies but managed to capture some memorable shots of his beautiful wife….. (at the last minute)

It was fun explaining which dish goes with which... huhuhu...and sometimes I got mixed up but they still ate it!!! Hihihi...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Eid Celebration in Canberra - Part 1

The night before Eid, I tried my best to cook Rendang, Kuah Lodeh and Nasi himpit for my family. It seemed odd though because the decision was made at the last minute (by hubby of course!) and we managed to find the raw material at our usual asian grocery shop. Nevertheless, I enjoyed cooking and splatting the dishes all over my kitchen.... It's oil and coconut paste and veges all over.... hahaha...

Presenting my Rendang, Kuah Lodeh and Nasi Himpit
"Seeking for forgiveness" session with the kids in front of Abu Bakar Mosque, Canberra. Touching!

Walking towards Malaysian High Commision's Hall - to celebrate Eid with fellow Malaysian.

Snapshots of me and my friends.
This has been an enjoyable Eid for me. A new experience and I suppose a learning journey for me to treasure for the rest of my life...... I miss home so much!!!!!

Spring before Eid

These are some activities before Eid.

Ibu going to work

Bye -bye Atief

Iman and Nana with their teachers

Iman having lunch during his play-date with Liam

Our breaking fast

Spring in the street

It's now the end of October. How time flies by.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I'm done hybernating....

Dear friends... It's been a month since I blogged...hehehehe.. For the past one month, I've taken up a new challenge and that was working full time. The job was so demanding physically that I've lost weight. Furthermore, it was during Ramadan month that I was offered this job. Nonetheless, I had to quit for the kids missed me too much not forgetting hubby. My shift starts from 3pm till 11pm. It was tough but I got good pay as well... at least now I can go on my shopping spree....

I missed staying at home. I missed blogging. And now that I got it back, I kind of appreciating and utilising it to the max. I could sleep more, relax more, blog more.....

Will blog again from now on....


Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri / Eid Mubarak

Friday, September 07, 2007

Volunteer work for school

Few weeks ago my friends and I volunteered to cook for the school canteen to raise some money for their Second Language program which happens to be Indonesian Language. We had a good time cooking, packing and selling fried rice and spring rolls. In the end we managed to raise about AUD500. It's nice to know that you are contributing, even on a smaller scale. So to all my dear friends, thank you for making it happen.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cake Anyone?

Monster Mom is so busy that she's too tired to update. She has to accompany Atief which is attending his pre-school until 12.00 and then drive back home to prepare some meals and wait for Iman and Nana to return from their school. The house will be like a "war zone" when all the kids gather together against their Monster Mom. By 6pm, they want their dinner served and will be in their bed at 9pm. Monster Mom too will be in her doona, thinking about what to cook for the next day as well as planning some strategies on how to trick her chipmunks to follow her orders. Really need to read hubby's Sun Tzu's Art Of War book that's been lying around...hopefully that won't backfire.... The kids seems to know the tricks..... argghhh!!!!
This is life... until December. Can't wait to go back....

Nevertheless Monster Mom just wanna share some pics about Atief's cake making session.

Atief and Jessica

Natasya, Riley and Matthew

Cathy,Joanna, Meg and Phoebe.

Jemma and William

Mrs Mc Cotter

Snowman cake is ready