Thursday, November 28, 2013

:: ady's biodata ::

Pics taken between June to October 2013

One significant memory of childhood is having an autograph book. The book was passed around to one and another, and to be completed with wishes as well as individual's biodata. The autograph book is a memorabilia so I thought why don't Ady has his "autograph" here
(but prepared by me, of course ^_^).


Name: Ady Rifqi bin Abdullah Adil
Birthdate: 17 June 2011
Birthplace: Hospital Putrajaya
Birth Time: 9:09 pm
Birth Weight: 3.12kg
Current Weight: around 13kg
Nicknames: Ady, Baby, Sayang, Cho'ang
Hobbies: Watching toys reviews or nursery rhymes on YouTube, playing with toys (Thomas & friends and other vehicles), playing games on iPad 
Favourite Food: Nothing specific - usually eat what ever parents feed him
Favourite Drinks: Iced tea, Chatime pearl milk tea, syrup, Vitagen - grape flavour
Favourite Flavour: Chocolate instead of vanilla (Team Mama wins)
Favourite Colour: not yet identified
Favourite Place-to-Go: Petrol station (refer all stations as 'Nonas' aka Petronas)
Favourite TV Programs: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, High 5, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Elmo's World, Pocoyo
Top 5 Words: Nak, Nanakkk, Jom, Eeeiii, Alaaa
Top 5 Gestures: Bye bye *waving*, Handshake, Flying kiss, Giving a kiss, Giving a hug
Current Obsessions: Transportation & Surprise Egg
Okay, no more idea to write autograph.
In general Ady is a cheerful boy who is also cheeky. I would say he is a bit of 'prim and proper' as he usually sit on his stool behind the table before eating even if he is eating snacks alone, hardly forgot to turn off the tap before leaving the bathroom, even willingly show his dirty hands to be washed and others.
He might be well behaved most of the time but he is still a very young boy who sometimes tested his parents' patience and temper with his crankiness and screaming over slow internet connection that caused his youtube video to load slowly. He might not listen to instructions all the time, but one thing for sure just feed him well before going for a shopping spree because just like the malay saying, 'gendang gendut tali kecapi, kenyang perut suka hati'.
...just something he did to melt my heart...
...and something I did to win his heart...
Being his playmate, going up and down the slide at McD play area :-D

Sunday, November 24, 2013

:: whuzzup with ady rifqi ::

It has been 5 months after our little hero celebrated his second birthday. Haven't shared anything about him ever since but although I still call him 'baby' most of the time, our Ady Rifqi is now a toddler who is busy exploring things around him.

I wish time could move slower so he won't grow up too fast. I want to spend more time with him while he is very dependent of me because sooner or later he will become more independent, prefers his own space and going to spend more time with his friends rather than his old mama.
...and I'm so gonna miss this moment forever :-(

Although people usually refer two-years old kids as 'terrible two', I may not totally agree with that. In my opinion it is a lot more easier to handle a two years old Ady than the younger version of him because he can now understand and convey what he wants. Within the past five months his development is tremendous and the most significant of all is his ability to talk.

Ady may not be fluent enough talking and he is still babbling in his own language, but knowing what he needs is good enough. Among his favourite lines are "nak milk" (want milk), "nak air/eat" (want water/eat), "nak balik umah" (want to go back), "nak main train" (want to play train), "jom main" (let's play) and he also likes saying "eeeeeiii" when he saw gross or nasty things. Although he is still building his vocabulary to talk, he understands some instructions and even what people are talking either in malay or english. He can also now tell us when he is uncomfortable with his diaper or just had a poopoo - helpful info indeed.

Ady surprised me with few of his behaviours and one of them is being pro-active at throwing rubbish into the trash bin. Whenever he sees empty wrapper or anything identified as trash he will pick up and throw it without being asked. He also likes to help cleaning after our cats finish eating their wet food. If he sees the empty plates he will stack and put them on the kitchen counter next to the sink and throws the newspaper into the bin. When he did that for the first time I was really surprised because we never taught him the process. His actions reflected how kids can learn only through observation and therefore as parents, we should be more careful at what we are doing.

In addition to that, Ady is a concern fella. If he heard either of us saying we are in pain he will go into our room, open the drawer, take out bottle of aloe vera gel, bring it to us and even apply the gel with his fingers on our pain area. We always use the aloe vera gel on him if he got bitten by ants or mosquito, which he refers as pain so he replicates that. Again, the power of observation.

Growing up with five cats made our little gem a cat lover too. Among the five, his closest furry friend is Neslo. Neslo is a male cat and the biggest among the five. He is the 'house cat' type. He sleeps with us almost every night and even love squeezing himself in between us when ever we sit on the couch watching tv (he is now sleeping next to me while I'm typing this). Almost every day Ady grabs Neslo and kisses him with a "mmmuaaahhh". He even hug / cuddle the cat, sit on top of him, pinch his face and sometimes pull his tail but Neslo must have love Ady too because he either sit still or run away. Ady never had a single scratch from Neslo.

He still plays with the other four, but the cats sometimes run away from him. One of them, named MiuMiu used to give Ady a lot of scratches until he cried but Ady never stop wanting to play with him. He is always excited when he sees cats anywhere we went to. Actually Ady is not only fond of cats but other animals too. We even had to accompany him to pet shops because he always want to stop and watch the fish, cats, dogs, hamsters and birds. Will definitely bring him to the national zoo one day.

Alhamdulillah since 1 to 2 months back Ady can already count 1 until 10 in english by his own. He still couldn't recite A to Z without guidance but he knows the sequence and able to recite the alphabets together with us or with the song. The positive side of being a YouTube addict made him able to sing and understand few nursery rhymes and also increase his vocabs especially on transportation, because he just love them! Even most of his toys consists of cars, trains, busses, airplanes, trucks and others.

I couldn't wait to see whether Ady would follow my footsteps in the area of art, so when he requested to have a set of colour pencils I got all excited. Bought him a colouring book but I ended up colouring some of the pictures because the little boy only knows how to scribble. Or else he just requested me to draw something and most frequent one is to draw him a bus.

Since Ady is still unable to control his hand with the colour pencils I somehow got an idea to utilise them in a different way. On a printed out sheet with colourful circles, I taught him on colours and put a matching colour pencil to each of the circle. After two days Ady managed to do it by his own and the result is on the picture above.

In order to make him explore his creativity, I have made Ady a homemade play dough out of flour, salt, oil, water and food colouring. It was his first experience playing with dough and guess what, he did not want his hands to be dirty at first. I had to make few shapes and even finger puppets out of the dough before he got interested. That homemade dough didn't last long though and turned yucky on the next day. What a waste. We then bought him a Play Dough instead and he likes playing with it.

Ady is surrounded with people who love him. Not in the picture are his Nenek, Opah, Tok Wan, rest of the aunties, uncles and cousins.

There might be more development progress that I do not share here but on top of all I am glad and happy to see Ady becoming a well behaved boy. He still nags, cries on top of his lung, runs when ever to whereever he wants or says "nanakkkk" (don't want) loudly with a struggle in front of shops he doesn't want to enter, but that is just him being a kid.

We are proud of you, little boy and continue making us proud will ya?


Monday, November 11, 2013

:: halal vitamin e makeup remover ::

Makeup remover is a must-have item for frequent makeup users like me as it can ensure cleanliness of the skin. Sometimes I really have to push myself to do the clean up after a long, tiring day so I would prefer an efficient one which can remove the stains as fast as possible to get over with it.

It is worrying to know that our face can age up for more than two days if we sleep with the makeup for one night and you can read HERE and HERE to read about horrifying stories on what sleeping with makeup does to your skin.

My old makeup remover finished just in time before Cosmoderm launched its own range so I was in need of one and got excited to try it. The first thing I noticed about the product is the pleasant smell. Although it contains rosehip oil, the liquid is not oily and best of all, it removes makeup easily just like I want it.

I did took photos of myself before and after but there was not enough lighting so it was hard to see the difference, hence I made a simple simulation using my hand as below:

Direction on the bottle stated the product to be squeezed on facial cotton but it can also be poured directly on hand before massaging it on the makeup area. I always take the opportunity to rub my entire face because not only it helps to remove makeup, foundation or powder, Cosmoderm Vitamin E Makeup Remover also has the ability to reduce oil seed with constant usage.

It can be rinsed off with water but I am so used to washing my face with facial cleanser after the session but magnificently, my skin feels even more soft and moisturised. With its endorsed halal certificate by JAKIM, Cosmoderm Vitamin E Makeup Remover is definitely a keeper!

Now selling at only RM13.52 for 100ml
(Np: RM16.90)
No need to go anywhere, just click link below to directly purchase from Cosmoderm's website
*keywords: best makeup remover, halal makeup remover review

Friday, November 8, 2013

:: my first camellia ::

Alhamdulillah, one item is crossed off from the bucket list*.
I don't join any MLM business and I'm not a celebrity so this is quite an achievement for an ordinary person like me. 
A gift for all the sweats, joy, tears, screams and satisfactions through out my tenure in TM.
*bucket list: a list of things to do before you die.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

:: moslema in style 2013 ::

I had the opportunity to attend Moslema in Style 2013 at PWTC Kuala Lumpur yesterday. It was a hijab and islamic fashion show for muslimah featuring Malaysian and Indonesian designers from boutiques namely Button My Buttons, Eja Shahril Collection, Cahaya Kasih, AnnBatik, Ainon Kaman, Anggia Handmade, Hijrah Couture and Suci by Yatt Hamzah.

It was an interesting and a previlege experience watching models catwalking in modest outfits covered from top to toe, which is totally opposite to the usual mainstream fashion shows. Each designer came with individual style and specific range of attire from daily, casual, formal and even wedding. The outfits were all colourful and eye-catching; meanwhile the hijabs were styled in many different ways. Totally inspiring!

The event can also be considered as a gathering for muslimahs because except for the press, the attendees were all women. We were serenaded by the beautiful Datin Noryn Aziz and her voice was amazing. Like any other fashion shows, the event ended with appearance by each of the designer. One who caught everybody's attention was the celebrity Yatt Hamzah who came out of the back stage holding hand with her little daughter. It was so cute because the little girl was a bit shy at first, but still smiling while walking. I wish I can have that type of moment too - to be on stage with my little boy, but since I don't have any fashion line I just need to shrug off the idea.

After the show we were invited to enjoy scrumptious food that was already served for us at the back of the hall. It was a good time for networking so while eating I managed to chat with two young ladies who are the owners of PatternizedScarves and DearDarlings. Highlight of the conversation was when they both asked about my age and it was flattering when they said I don't like someone in 30's *blush* Hehe thank you girls for making my day!

Besides food there were also line of booths opened by the boutiques for guests to view and shop. Cosmoderm was also there so most of my time were spent at their booth; checking their products, taking photos and mingling with their team members and guests. Besides samples in the goodie bag I also brought home Cosmoderm's latest Vitamin E Makeup Remover, which I will review and blog soon.

It was a memorable day, thanks to Cosmoderm for the opportunity given :-)

The lady in gold glitter shawl is Azliana @ Nana, Cosmoderm's Head of Corporate Communication.
Also managed to pose with the pretty model, Ara Lee.

 Last but not least, here is a full shot of what I wore yesterday:
Shawl: Unbranded
Accessories: Diva
Clutch: Dorothy Perkins
Top: Unbranded
Peplum belt: Zara
Skirt: Vintage
Heels: Kiss & Tell
*keywords: hijabista, fesyen muslimah
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