Category: daily drama

Tadaa! I’m baaack!

Hello my darlings!

It’s been too long since I last updated on what’s been happening. Truth be told, I’ve been feeling a bit reserved lately. Lost the spark and will to pen down my thoughts and share my feelings. Today however, I’m feeling slightly better, and I do believe that things are slowly getting back to normal, well.. at least to a certain extent. Will elaborate more later.

I think I’ll have a little recap of the milestones of the past few months, even if only for my benefit 🙂

The last two weeks of March, the husband, Chemps and I, along with my husband’s entire family (parents, siblings, and kids) went to perform our umrah. I never imagined that I’d be have the chance to perform my Umrah this early and what more with my entire family together. It was indeed an eye-opening experience. It was an amazing trip and words can barely describe the overwhelming feeling I felt when I first saw the Kaabah, when I did my first tawaf, when I finished the last lap of my very first Saie, and when I completed my very first Umrah. I’ll hold the memories of my first Umrah close to heart for always and when I find the time, I will share my experience here.

April saw the husband and I celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary and this time, Chemps was there to celebrate along with us. We spent a cosy weekend at the JWW Mariott, KL and that night, strolled around Pavillion in the afternoon (where I got totally shocked at the scene of juvenile Goths hanging outside the mall) and watched as the lights were turned out around the city for Earth Hour.

Then… Allah gave us an anniversary gift too 🙂

On the 1st of April 2012, I found out I was expecting a baby.

Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah.

All praises to Allah. The husband and I are absolutely over the moon. We were planning for another one but honestly didn’t expect it to happen this round. So it was still very much a surprise to the both of us.

As of today, I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and so begins the exciting journey of Expecting Dot 2 😀

In May, I celebrated my birthday and Mother’s day! The husband and Chemps gave me wonderful presents that I had earlier asked for (not hinted mind you, I demanded, hahahah) and we celebrated with my parents and sister at the revolving restaurant on KL Tower. It took quite an effort on my end not to barf as we sat through dinner. Morning sickness has not exactly been very kind to me (but that’s another story for another post).

And now it’s June 🙂 and I feel I have so so soooo much to tell all of you! I’m gonna take it slow though. One post at a time.

Till next time, my Doodlers!

 

Lots of hugs,

Twiggy the Mommy

A wedding and a funeral

Yesterday was a day of mixed emotions.

I was up early, minding my business, chatting with my mom and sister when I received a text message from one of my best friends.

“Dude, Zulkarnain Bujang passed away in a car accident.”

I read her text five times over. Then I frantically made phone calls to some friends hoping that somehow, it was a case of mistaken identity.

The worst was confirmed… but my brain just wouldn’t comprehend.

I knew Zul since primary school but we became really close when we were about 15. Thanks to ICQ (you guys remember ICQ?), we spent many many nights chatting away about everything under the sun. I got close to his friends too and he, Shafiq, Cheng Yau and I would have the most ridiculous conversations you could think of.

We even came up with so many silly nicknames for each other through our conversations. The silliest one he’d call me was Miss Roach. He loved my disgusted reaction to the nickname so much that it stuck. That was how he greeted me every time. I fondly called him Razzy.

As time went by, we went our separate ways, saying hello every once in a while on line but never really keeping in touch.

I last bumped into him at a shopping mall. That was the last.

As I sat in disbelief all morning, Shafiq texted me mid afternoon.

“Raje, have you heard?”

It finally sunk in. I fought hard to hold back my tears.

He’s gone now. May Allah forgive his sins, bless his soul and place him among them in jannah.

Zulkarnain Bujang
1983 – 2012
(picture taken in 1994) 

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That very same afternoon, I attended the wedding of another childhood friend. We were classmates in Standard 1 and went to the same school all the way through up until Form 3. Azri looked so happy, beaming as he introduced his beautiful bride to us. Here’s to the new bride and groom. May Allah bless you with trains of beautiful children, Insya Allah.

Congratulations Azri and Aisyah 🙂

Thank you Allah

It’s never too late for reflections, I believe. Never too late to give thanks to your Creator.

2011 has come and gone.

The year before that (2010) was a challenging year for me. I was full of sadness, anger, depressed and have never felt more at loss in my entire life. There was a point of time when I wanted to give up on my loved ones. I was betrayed in so many ways, I could feel every positive aura just seep out of me. My patience was pushed to the limit till I snapped.

So I prayed. It was the best thing to do. I knew He wouldn’t back out on me when the ones I counted on did. I knew He would have my back and make things right again. I prayed for forgiveness. I prayed for patience. I prayed to find my happiness once more.

With all my faith in Allah, I plunged head on into 2011 and took it one day at a time.

As the sun set on the 31st of December, I looked back on all that was 2011 and gave thanks to Allah for He had not only answered my prayers, He blessed me with so much more. Once in a while, He’d throw in a challenge related with the past, and I guess it’s just a reminder to me to not forget Him as I go about enjoying his blessings. As I thought about it more and more, He has shown me that indeed He listens. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah.

January 2011

My gorgeous friend Nadia, of Pumpkin, was married to the love of her life 🙂

February 2011

Went on a holiday to Melaka with my in-laws

March 2011

Chempedak made her very first art masterpiece

April 2011

Celebrated my third wedding anniversary

My 28th birthday fell on the same day as Mother’s Day this year!
Husband brought me and Chemps to Avillion PD to celebrate 😀

June 2011

One of my soulmates got married!!

July 2011

Went to the UK for my sister’s graduation, and had a little Euro holiday.
I WENT TO EURO DISNEY!!!!! Highlight of the year!! WOOT!!

August 2011

Disneyland sent me a beautiful snow-globe all the way from Paris!

September 2011

My darling little girl celebrates her 2nd birthday!! 

October 2011

Husband is a CIFP graduate!

Chempedak performs for the first time at her school concert!!
She was completely overwhelmed by stage fright. 

Successfully made red velvet cake for mom’s birthday!!!

November 2011

Officially dot commed my blog!

December 2011

Went to Hong Kong Disneyland!!! My 2nd Disneyland within one year!!

Another gorgeous babe got hitched 😉 Adilah of Poya Boutique gets married!

Won a Samsung Galaxy SII at my office annual dinner!!

The cherry on top of the icing, I am finally a proud owner of a Macbook Air 🙂

May 2012 be as beautiful as 2011 was to me. May Allah bless me and my Doodlers with all the positivities that life can bring to guide us towards a better hereafter. Insya Allah 🙂