End of school season 2019

.. meaning lots of prize giving ceremonies and class parties.

This time I was more prepared for the class party. I had contact numbers for various homebakers & party people at the tip of my fingers. As of attending my kids prize giving ceremony – that is something that I still have to work on. It was easier while working shifts as you just swap shifts but oh well.. every job has its ups and downs. It would be nice if I could get hold of the schools itinerary for the whole year so that I could plan out my leaves from work.

For Ee’s morning school, I ordered 50 pieces of emoji cheese tarts. This homebaker lives in Bachang. She doesn’t do delivery, so you need to pick it up at her home. Kids love the design of course and Ee did not have to bring back any leftovers.

I also ordered from the same baker, 50 pieces of apam corak for Ee’s evening religious school. He chose the ultraman design and it was beautifully done too. Apam is this spongy cake that has fillings inside.

The total of my order is RM123.00. This is because I also ordered Nutella tarts for myself to eat in the car. Ha ha.

I would definitely recommend this lady for her delicious tarts. I am considering to order it again next year for my many lovely parties. 2020 is the year of celebration.

2019 was a good year for Ee in both schools. He did well in all of his subjects. I just hope that he would be more independent in his studies. My husband had to literally sit with him and leaf through the chapters together as he quizzes my son of the subjects. He would probably not get the same results if I were to just tell him to go to his room and read his books.

Ee is also elected as part of the school’s librarian. He underwent some kind of trial first before he was formally appointed. I am happy for that. I think the role suits him more than being a prefect. He is turning 8 soon. And taller. Similar to Ninie, he will also InsyaAllah have 2 cakes. I cannot wait.

Ninie’s birthday marathon. She is Two

Costume bought at Kaison

She was like a princess. Her birthday celebration was ongoing for at least 2 weeks held at Peringgit, Melaka (DIMA@MITC) & in Kuala Lumpur (Dorsett Residences) with the respective clans. Oh, and a prelim birthday dinner at Vivo, AEON Bandaraya Melaka.

PREBIRTHDAY MARATHON

VIVO had a makeover and it was looking great. Basically it was the 4 of us going out for dinner on the 6th of November itself – having western dishes.

Meatball was delicious but Ninie just wanted fries.. the beef lasagna was also to die for..
A mom very enthusiastic listening to Ninie reciting the dua before meals

PERINGKAT PERINGGIT

This was a shared celebration with her grandfather (husbands dad). We hosted a dinner at an Arabic restaurant in MITC called Dima. As usual we had Maghot Lamb, Mandi Chicken & Lamb. 3 big jugs of juices too.

I ordered Ninie’s cake from Wahdelicious. She is on Instagram . The theme was baby shark. The deco is using fondant whilst the cake is Oreo. There are other options available. I would consider other cakes in my next order as I felt Orea was too sweet for my liking.

Basically I contacted her through watsapp via a link of her instagram. She would ask for a design that I have in mind. Pay her a deposit online and complete the transaction upon pickup at her residence in Bukit Katil. It was a smooth interaction. I was happy with the outcome.

This cake is priced at RM120.

It was a really simple celebration. Wait till you get to the party we had in Kuala Lumpur.

PERINGKAT KUALA LUMPUR

This was a celebration of My Tribe. Lol. It was also a conjoined party between Ninie and her uncle, Matin. Furthermore, it was Matins convocation that particular weekend. Hence, we booked a room at Dorsett Residence, Kuala Lumpur for a mini staycation. I made my booking through the Agoda app and managed to secure a Dorsett Queen Studio Residence with FREE WIfi & Breakfast for 2 at RM364.91 for one night.

Breakfast is packed with people. I mean the spread is delicious hence there is no surprise in that. They have a notice at the front door suggesting hours that some visitors may want to swing by to beat the crowd.

It has a beautiful kitchen, mini washing machine (which we dont use), 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. one of the bathroom has a bath tub which I used to soak myself. The view was acceptable meaning we had to see the constructions nearby. Despite that, I could still enjoy star gazing before dozing off at night.

It is walking distance to Pavillion and all sorts of eateries which means parking and traffic is horrendous because its in the city – hence Dorsett adopts the automated parking space like Japan.

The residence has a pool at Level 30. There is also a cute little gym for fitness enthusiasts.

My little family traveled from Melaka at noon and arrived nicely for check in by 3pm. Check out is at 12noon. I brought with me sandwiches and fruit tarts I ordered from my friends aunt & the latter from a colleague I knew in my previous workplace. Her IG handle is @hidayah_tan_509.

The fillings I ordered : Tuna chilli, Scramble egg cheese, chicken fillet, chicken grill (spicy)
Single Filling (24pcs) RM 35 per box
Double Filling (16pcs) RM28 per box
Double Filling (24pcs) RM42 per box

Order from Puan Aisyah 019 680 1585
Fruit Tarts : RM1.30 per piece. I ordered 50 pieces.
Do visit her Instagram

The initial plan was to also cut the birthday cake that my sister wanted to sponsor. The cake sadly did not arrive on time. Very poor services and the baker was not even apologetic in the first place – saying the cake has been sent by the runner and that there is no such thing as a refund. We were disappointed, frustrated, angry. Somehow, we received another call a few minutes later and it turned out that the cake was still with the runner and has yet to be delivered. This time she apologized profusely.

Ninie received a lot of presents that day

Seeing the very positive comments on this bakers social media account, we decided to forgive her as this could be a one off mishap. Thankfully, the cake was delicious. So, I will not name this baker. But you guys can enjoy the picture. We ended up cutting the cake at 0700am the next morning just before my brother, Matin heads off for his convocation.

Ninie is Two
CONGRATULATIONS BROTHER
ALL SIBLINGS OF THIS TRIBE HAS NOW GRADUATED !!

We had a convocation celebration dinner at a nearby buffet restaurant, Chatz Brasserie in Park Royal Hotel. Dad was generous and paid for everyone. I have no idea how much it costs per pax but you could always check with the hotel.

November has been great. Next month we will have an EE Birthday Marathon. Hurray..

Hobonichi Weeks MEGA 2020. Making mine Malaysian-ish

As mentioned before , my Hobonichi’s name is HoboMinci regardless of the type of planner I choose to use for the particular year. In 2020, I would be trying the Weeks Mega for the first time and see how it fares compared to my current Cousin Avec. I love that Cousin Avec has the kind of layout I need but in terms of portability, it can be quite a challenge to bring around especially when it’s bulking up. Perhaps Mega Weeks would bring out that more professional look to it as a so called organized person. Duh.

This video is also available on my Youtube channel

As usual, once I receive my hobonichi, I would need to make a few tweaks to it. Most importantly, the public holiday part of it.

I will need to update this calendar once the schedule for school holidays come out
Last year, I used this space to track and plan my blog post here on WordPress. It did not turn out so well. I was not consistent. This year I will be using it to track my studies, classes and courses since I am only getting 1 planner this year.
The monthly spread to jot down birthdays and important events. The space is small. I will have to write in an 8 sized font. LOL.
My emergency contacts!
My 100. I am going to use it to list down my bucket list of various categories. Perhaps a new book, a vacay location, someone famous to meet, or a special event!

Hobonichi also has a few informational pages which looks interesting. Only, I haven’t learn the language. MAYBE just maybe I would try to pick up on it since my friends in school could read, write and speak it in just 2 years. I took Arabic instead of Japanese during that time. Those who chose the Japanese language had really fun lessons and sensei! We, the ‘Arabs’ and ‘French’ were terribly jealous. Haih.. japanese boyfren come translate for me the pages and teach me..

I really hope I got this last page right. The biodata page..

Big Bad Wolf is coming to Melaka soon. It would be a good time to search for language books, coffee table books etc.. perhaps studying Japanese could be on my bucket list next year on top of Mandarin. Until that happens, sayonara for now.

Change demands patience

Remember the promo video I made for our upcoming Family Day?

Well, let’s just say that the precious hours I spent creating it over the weekend seems to be of no value to some people. Despite the date and venue has been pre-authorised prior to my appointment as the president of the programme – we are expected to make changes to the plan.

To the drama kings and queens, if you have already got an idea of what you’d like to do for our family day, then by all means  … such suggestions should be presented to the floor during the meeting. Not after. Not behind my back. tetiba condemn. tetiba tak puas hati.. nak gempak tapi tak nak bayar. spesis mcm ni memang aku tak faham. 

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Tackling the Problem

There are a few ways on how I can react to the news.

I can be a dick (not that I have one, perhaps I need to surgically attach one), be oblivious to the drama, go ahead with the original plan and suffer a boycott of the event.

I can also be a witch. Cancel everything and refuse to carry out any look-alike programmes for the whole year. Or if I morph into a bitchy witch, then a hiatus in clinic social activities for the next half decade. No jamuan raya whatsoever.

In the end, I choose to be an angel after a few hours of dissing ( I am human after all). Let go. Clear my head. And start all over again. At least it made me learn more about the dynamics of staff relationship within the clinic. I do know that the walls have ears. It seems that they can talk too.

HOBOMINCI

Consequently, my HoboMinci needs a revamp. I will need a big sticker to cover that FDKKC part. Thankfully I have bought new die-cuts, washi and what not from Lootersbox the other day. Through the most trustable shopping app in Msia i.e. Shopee.

Lootersbox is an online based shop that sells planner/journal related stuff and these peeps are based in Melaka. Oh how I wish that they would open a store like Stickerrific one day and hold workshops! I would be a regular patron. Sokay,  I will include them in my prayers to be successful and own a physical store. InsyaAllah. 

As of the matter earlier, I guess I just have to be patient. Keep my mouth shut. Refocus and re-prioritise. I suppose we could repurpose certain ideas. Not all are redundant.

*yawn*

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The Shopee Haul. Part uno.

Stress (disappointment) + Fatigue + IHaveMoneyInMyBankAccount ..

… led me to a shopping spree online last week. And now I have to pay the price to keep myself put at home waiting for my nonsense stuff to arrive. No jalan2 or poya2 merata-rata. Mesti tunggu posmen. Good thing though because it’s so challenging to bring Ninie. I don’t remember feeling very anxious bringing Ee out when he was a baby. In fact, I could easily drive back to Jenjarom with him strapped in the child carseat without an ounce of fear.

Perhaps it’s the world nowadays. Setan behind the mask of innocent looking faces. I wouldn’t even let a stranger makcik to hold NInie. Not even a short cuddle. To me, EVERYONE IS EVIL. EVERYONE WANTS SOMETHING FROM ME. Then there’s reckless drivers on the road. Insane, young,hormonal driven adults in the malls.  Ohgosh.. I’m a paranoid mom. AM I?

Back to my haul. Initially I had NINE parcels to wait on. I had to cancel one as per requested by the seller because she has an emergency at her kampung and she couldn’t deliver the items. my guess is – the item is out of stock. Tapi takpelah.. got refund. but I really wanted that washing machine rack. it would look neat in the kitchen.

Most of my items are planner related stuff.

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Then, there’s MISSHA. I had to get my foundation from Shopee because Hermo was selling it at a retail price of RM79. I  have paid for it cheaper…so hell no am I going to fork out that much money. This is my 5th year using MISSHA and did I tell you it’s TIME REVOLUTION ESSENCE is the bomb?  It cost less than SKII and I think it does an equally good job. I glow without makeup. And I look like I had a shower too. Good for early morning school runs. thank god for wearing a hijab as well. Takdelah mcm hantu mak limah sgt..

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And of course I need to buy a white elephant item like a cereal dispenser which was not practical in this country. First, it is not airtight. Secondly, ants always finds a way to share your cereals. And now I have to find a place  to hide it from my husband before he comes back from his Sakura Science Programme in Japan. The ants had a buffet with my healthy cereals. Huhu.

I still have 5 more parcels on the way. And that is part Deux.