Happy Posto (July 2015)

Assalamualaikum, dearest friends and readers.

I think this year I had a slow progress with snail mailing. One of my pen pal had back off due to a tight economical situation. She told me the postage was killing her since she was an unemployed. So I respect her decision. I’m still looking for more pen pals. Anyone interested? ๐Ÿ˜†

Recently, I received a rare Raya card from Tom. Tom – Ketrin, lol! That was our nicks during Myspace era. Yeah, we are still contacting each other. I really adore his photography. That day he mentioned if anyone wanted to have free Raya card from him, just submit the name on his instagram account. 

I didn’t waste the chance, so I took part but I didn’t managed to get that card. Luckily, he did reserved one for me. Ehee. Thanks again, Tom. 

And if you are into photography, I recommend you to follow his instagram @cakpucat I’m sure you’ll be mesmerised by his artworks. 

p/s: Ini bukan iklan berbayar ye. Lol ๐Ÿ˜

#tbt Raya during 1980s

Assalamualaikum, lovely friends and readers.  

Ever wonder how do our Raya photo look likes during 1980’s? Back then I was still the youngest from three. My neighbour were still calling me ‘Baby’. ๐Ÿ˜† Yeah, that cheeky face. Lol! 

Can you spot the Queen Anne set on the table? As I remember, every house has the Queen Anne set to serve the food including fruit cakes. Queen Anne set was very popular back then, and nowadays it’s kind of vintage. 

Cute Felts from EdzyCraft

Assalamualaikum, my lovely friends and readers. โ˜บ๏ธ

How do you like these froggies? Aren’t they very very adorable? They are made from felts. I didn’t sewn this froggy, instead I got them from my friend Edzy. She is really good in making felt crafts. 

When talking about felt crafts, I love the creation from her. Recently I bought the two doughnuts and mini instagram keychain from her. You guys can visit her instagram account @edzycraft to see more of her cute creations. 

I really really really like you

Assalamualaikum, how have you been my dear friends and readers?


My best friend Edzy, came from Bintulu that day. She told me when she went to their aunt’s house for visiting she spotted there were full of grown cactuses in the garden. The aunt gave her so many ‘baby’ cactuses and then Edzy gave some of them to me. I was like ๐Ÿ˜ jumping in the air when I saw the babies. Without hesitation I took them and planted it everywhere. Yes, everywhere. Lol!


Please grow up well and beautiful cactis. Looks like I am now irresistible to cactus and succulent. Whenever I saw any kind of this plant, I must have one for collection. I could spend few hours with them and they’re does makes me happy and calm. 

What about you? Do you feel calm whenever you’re closer at plants?

Besties reunion.

Assalamualaikum, how are you my friends and readers.

When I heard my old high school friend, Oster (her nick during high school ๐Ÿ˜†) was came to Kuching to celebrate Raya with her husbands family, I was so excited. On the second day of Raya I went to meet her. All this while we were only contacting each other via facebook and whatsapp. After 16 years old apart, that night we were reunited. โ˜บ๏ธ Syukur… Like before, she didn’t change at all. Her laugh, her smile, her voice…. I’d forgotten that we are so grown up. Lol! 

On the fourth day of Raya, I went to meet another bestie – Edzy. The last time she met Amani, Amani was so clingy and crying. Luckily that day, Amani had a good mood. She even enjoyed her meals and wanted to chat woth them. 

Syukur Alhamdulillah, this Syawal has reunited me with these two girls. 

p/s: I’d met my silent reader, Alhamdulillah… it was really nice knowing you Anezan. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Miss Sunshine

Assalamualaikum, hello sunshine! โ˜€๏ธ

Presenting my dwarf sunflower, started to wink at me on the first week before Raya. I got the seeds from a member in a Malaysian Gardeners group. I divided  half of the seeds for DearDear to plant them at his office. Another half I planted on this pot. After few motnhs, only one of them grown up. 

Cun cun during Raya, it started the full blooms. It have received many compliments from the visitors. Yeah, so clever huh. My miss sunshine really loves attraction, I guess. ๐ŸŒป

Salam Aidilfitriย 

Assalamualaikum, how are you my lovely readers and friends?

I’m sorry for beng in a silent mode during Hari Raya. It had been a pretty busy weekend for me. Like previous years, I didn’t held any ‘open house’ because we’re still staying with my parent. We surely didn’t want to bother my parents privacy. Insya Allah, when we have our own house, I’ll make sure to invitemy friends and families for a Raya Open House. โ˜บ๏ธ

Sadly, we even didn’t have a proper family picture taken this Raya. We were so busy going here and there (visiting my parent in law and DearDear’s grandmother house). If we are not visiting, we would only stayed home which was preferable since the weather was so so hot. 

I did not baked any cake for this year. All cakes were given by my sisters and my aunts & uncles. I only baked Famous Amous cookies and the rest I just ordered it. Including this cutie mini macarons. Seems like you can get anything from your fingertips. I ordered this macarons from online. #KayZKitchen 

That’s all, some wrap up of my Raya celebration. Soon I will post about my reunion with my long lost high school besties. 


Cutest books from Jenny Han

Assalamualaikum, how are you my friends and readers?

Today, I want to share with you my favourite duology books. 

The first book is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It was written by Jenny Han. Currently, my favourite author. 


Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

This is where I found a name for my succulent. Lara Jean Covey. Half Korean half American. I love this girl. She is slightly reminds me of myself when I was a teen. Perhaps Jenny Han grew up like me. Hehe. Writing letters and keeping them, without sending them… I thought nobody was doing it. Having a crush and never had guts to tell the boy, yeah… that was me in high school too. ๐Ÿ˜œ 

Back to the book. Okay, so someone had found out the hatbox and send them to the boys she’d addressed to. One of them happened to be her sister’s ex-boyfriend, another one is gay, and the important one is Peter Kavinsky, her first kiss. She had a thing with Josh (her sister’s ex-boyfriend), in the meantime having a fake relationship with Peter just to get over her feeling towards Josh. 

Mind you, this is more to teen’s book. Sometimes I like to escape by reading young materials. 


The sequel to the first book is P.S. I Still Love You. Honestly, I was attracted by their covers at first. And these duology is much better than That Summer I Turned Pretty Series. 


Lara Jean didnโ€™t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they werenโ€™t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jeanโ€™s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe thatโ€™s part of what makes it so amazing.

These two books are the cutest! I can imagined Taylor Swift songs been playing while I’m reading it. Haha! Such a dreamer. 

Heard that there is another third book. I don’t know, whether to get excited or not. Part of me wants to know about Lara Jean and Peter, perhaps in their college life. Part of me just want it end at book two. No more ruining their love. Too sweet. hehe. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Next read: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Miss Independent

Assalamualaikum, how are you my lovely friends and readers? 

This photo reminds me of the day I sent Amani to a new kindy. That morning, she refused to go to school. Therefore my mother asked her to make a flower arrangements (which they liked to do it together) and persuaded her to bring the flowers. I had to lie to her. instead of telling her we were going to school, I told her we were going to visit her ‘Maknek’. Along the way to her school she was so excited and keep telling me that she would present the flower to Maknek. 

Her excitement washed off when we reached the kindy. I had to leave her crying and shouting my name. I told to myself “Sorry, dear.” When I entered the car, I was still holding the flower and I cried in silent. I asked myself, am I a cruel mother? She’s not even 4 years old (not until this October) and I had to force her to be independent. When I was 4, I clinged to my mother, I didn’t care about education, I didn’t thought that my mother would left me to strangers for almost the whole day. Never crossed in my mind that I would learn to be independent at such young age.

Hats off to the kids nowadays! They are stronger than us! This is the dilemma faced by us, the working mothers. Deep within our hearts, we couldn’t face it. It’s between the responsibility and being a mother. 

When Amani was in her old nursery, I discovered that she became too passive by days. Everyday must had drama scenes. She refused to take a shower and go to school. During the Teacher’s Day Gathering, I saw that my daughter again refused to take part in any activity. She had no friends and she looks so inactive. From that day on, I thought to myself that Amani needs a change. 

I surveyed for a better Kindy. I asked my sister, my friends for opinions. At last I found the right Kindy for her. So I talked to the principal and I was surprised when she asked me “Did she already know how to read?” I said No. And I feel a bit sad, from that moment I realised what my daughter had lacked behind. 

Two weeks of going to a new Kindy, as usual there were crying dramas. Including me. ๐Ÿ˜… She even refused to eat and take a shower in school. After discussing with DearDear, we came up with a plan to change her attitude. So we started a new routine for her on the first Ramadhan. It was a simple routine to dicipline her. Sleep early, wake up early, making the journey to school like an interesting activity. We even promised to reward her with her dream toys (Cooking set playdough) IF Only she want to go to school. (Without crying)

Alhamdulillah, it took only one week and she is now has change a lot. She’s looking forward for a new day to school, she speaks English sometimes (the Kindy is using English medium), she’s cheerful again, she have friends – at least she mentioned few names of her friends now… and the most impressive thing that we found out is that she can recites 3 Qul Surah from the Quran! Syukur… Now, I can send her just in front of the school gate. She didn’t cling to me anymore. One day, she didn’t bother to say Bye to me at all. ๐Ÿ˜‚ When I peeked from the car, I saw she was chatting with her teacher. ๐Ÿ˜„

I have a faith that Ramadhan is a blessing month. I thank Allah for listening to our prayers and blessing the efforts. 

If you’re asking whether her reward was fulfilled? Yes! That will be on my next post. ๐Ÿ˜†

Thank you, kindly

Assalamualaikum, my dearest friends and readers… 


My colleague just came from vacation at Langkawi. She gave each of us a beautiful wooden keychain. Thank you, Jess for the souvenir. Hopefully, I will have a chance to go to Langkawi. โ˜บ๏ธ 


All the while since I started blogging, I still couldn’t believe that I have a silent reader. I mean really really a loyal silent reader. Not until I received a message on my facebook from Anezan. She told me she loves to read my blog and my writing somehow inspires her. Oh? I almost didn’t believe it at first and I am touched. I feel appreciated. Therefore I add her to be my friend on facebook. Starting from that day, we keep contact each other through FB messanger and via phone. I learned that she was talented in sewing, specialties in embroidery. 

There was one time she was asking for Amani’s measurement. She told me she wanted to make a Baju Kurung for Amani. And yesterday, I received a parcel from Lundu. When I opened it, there was a lovely Baju Kurung for Amani. It was unexpected! She didn’t mentioned to me when she would send the baju. Amani was very eager to try it on, and she loved it! She will wear it during Raya.


Dear Anezan, if you reading this post… I really really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope one day we will have a proper meetup (my weakness, I kinda shy person. hehe). And thank you (silent readers) for supporting me, reading my blog. Thank you, kindly. โ˜บ๏ธ