Walk with you

Friday, August 9, 2019


I will walk with you 
 Every step of the way 
 Love you all my life 
 Love you everyday

Barelang Resort Batam

Saturday, July 27, 2019


When deciding on the destination for our getaway over the recent June hols, Danna and I were torn between KL and Batam. The former, despite the fact that I've been there ten times for the past four years, is always a good idea but I kinda prefer somewhere we can just chill, relax and not do much walking. Based on the title of this post, obviously we chose latter!

Since it's the first time we're travelling to Batam with Mini, Danna and I have to consider several factors before we book the ferry #1 Must have is a toilet (clean, is a must!) in case Mini surprises us with a poonami. #2. Comfortable space for a hyper toddler to run around and her Mama to breastfeed her.


Which is why we chose Majestic Fast Ferry! For just a $5 per pax top-up, we get to upgrade to a Business class which looks something like this:


A private room with four reclining chairs and two TV. There's even USB charging ports!


If you're travelling with kids, beat the queue by going into this lane.


Shuttle bus is provided only at Batam Centre. Since we reached the ferry terminal quite early, we chose to explore Megamall (located right next to the ferry terminal) before getting on the shuttle bus at 2pm. Do take note that Grab/Gojek are not allowed to pick up passengers from the hotel. Even food deliveries are not allowed in the hotel.


Finally here after a half an hour journey!

Mini's Milestone : 21 Months

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Mini is 21 months old now!


Her personality is becoming more apparent now - she clearly hates company so she doesn't mind being alone in a room full of kids her age as long as she's happy doing whatever she is doing in her own bubble. Not sure if it's something I should be very concerned about at her age, but I really hope she grows up to be nothing like her anti-social parents lol.

Mini's Milestones : 20 Months

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Mini is 20 months old now!

A very quick update of Mini's highlights at nineteen months old.

*****

We had our first road trip to Lanjut, which took us almost six hours to get there. I was a lil worried at first but as Danna said it, if we can survive the long bus ride from Makkah to Madinah, we can survive this road trip. & he was absolutely right!


Mini had her first experience at the beach, and as expected she screamed murder when we put her on the sand. But she enjoys it after a while and even refuse to leave after that.


Danna and I got her a colouring book for this trip and it was more than enough to keep her occupied and forget all about her 'doo-doo' on the iPad..


KO after running around IKEA.



First visit to Masjid Sultan!


Danna spent almost a week away from home to go riding with his friends to Krabi. (crazyyyy, I know!) These sweet pics were captured the day Danna returned. No more of such trips, pretty please?

xoxo, N

Umrah with a Toddler - Makkah

Tuesday, May 14, 2019



Danna and I completed our first Umrah together with a toddler in tow last December, and it was one wonderful spiritual journey that we both are just dying to experience over and over again.

To be honest, we were not keen with the idea of bringing our then-14 months old Mini along. Upon the advice of our friends and families who have been to Makkah and Madinah, they thought it was best to go just the two of us. Danna and I agreed, after all our intention was solely to focus on our ibadah, yet how can we possibly do so with Mini around, right? I mean, we can't even enjoy our meal together in peace without her acting up for attention at home!

We were convinced we have made the right move and proceed to make the deposit. Until the day I stumbled upon a a random IG profile who shared about her experience performing Umrah with a baby and suddenly Danna and I were doubting our decisions.We started looking up for Youtube videos and blog posts about Umrah with kids and before we know it, we made payment for Mini to tag along. (Fyi, we had to top up $400 for her)

If you ask me now, Danna and I wouldn't have it any other way. Sure there are more pros and our ibadah could have been more focused without Mini but I must say that He has made it very easy for us throughout the trip. All we had to do was pray, have faith and leave the rest to Him. For the benefit of others, and for my own future reference, I'll be sharing my journey and some tips on performing Umrah with a toddler.

ps: very LONG post ahead!

Mini's Milestones : 19 Months

Saturday, May 4, 2019



Mini is 19 months old!

The past month has been really interesting witnessing Mini communicating with us in a complete sentence like "I want kepopok (keropok)" or "Why Mama cry?" (Once I was too sleepy I started to tear up as I yawn, hence the question) Another interesting thing that Mini FINALLY said is... "Ayah!"lol



The day Danna planned for a surprise gathering with our Umrah gang. Someone's in such a good mood after seeing her kakak after a long time. Okay this reminds me I need to finish my Umrah post that has been chucked under my draft for quite some time.


Mini and her Kakak at the National Gallery.


Remember how Mini was obsessed with mirrors in my prev posts? Well she's partly the reason why Danna and I decided to add a mirror cabinet recently to hide the bomb shelter. 

Very much unlike her Mama, Mini is such a water baby. 


No baju mandi? No problem! Well not hers at least, cos it's Mama's problem lol. I had to buy a towel for her just because she don't take no for an answer when it comes to playing in the water park.


Our first visit to the Tampines Library and we're so loving the place. That's Mini excitedly rolling and climbing around the space, probably thinking this is a playground. Speaking of which, there's an indoor playground in the library itself called PLAYtopia.


Senget fringe thanks to Danna lol


Her favourite thing to do whenever she sees me getting ready for my prayers.. is to just lie down on the prayer mat and literally do nothing but stare at me.

Okay, monthly milestones at 18 months!

Happy Castle

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Happy Castle , happy baby. 

xoxo, N

Mini's Milestones : 18 Months

Saturday, March 30, 2019



Baby girl is 18 months old now. It's half a year till her next birthday. Say whuat!!



Yass work it baby gurllll



Playdate with her besties. Being here sure bring back lots of memories for my girls and I cos we used to have swimming classes and lepak after school sessions right here when we were in secondary school. And now more than a decade later we're here with our Minis. Time sure flies!


The two Zaras.

Birthday Highlights

Sunday, March 17, 2019

My fav month is here!

Danna and I had a bit of a scare with Mini at the hospital on the first day of the month, but thankfully it was nothing serious and I get to enjoy the rest of the days leading to my *ehem*18th birthday.



Sweet colleagues who sang me a birthday song in the staff room and bought me cupcakes!


Gift and a card from my darling neighbour. The surprised me at the doorstep with a birthday song and I was so inappropriately dressed lolz


Surprise from Danna. 


Oh he also surprised me with a one night stay at Sofitel City Centre. I love that man so very much 



There's also a surprise from my P2 kiddos. No wonder they have been acting so strange the whole week, rupenye they have were up to something. & that something is really so sweet, I wasn't expecting it, especially the presents. Also look what Danna gave me as a birthday pressie, sis suka! 

So that sums up my birthday week. I cannot be more grateful for these wonderful people in my life and the blessings He has bestowed upon me. I may not have all I have but I believe I do have all I ever need. Alhamdulillah, All praises to Allah.

xoxo, N