Sunday, March 19, 2017


Umayr is sleeping, izzat is at work, it s already 5.30pm. Just want to laze and at least publish a new post.

One of the best advice that i get before getting married is from my mom.

Like other people, we love to hear stories about our parents when they were young.

Amazingly, my parents are not those typical parents in malay drama who tells their kids how hard their life is when they were young or just married.

I remember my mom and dad will laugh when they reminisce their early married life. Like how they have to korek my tabung (the duit raya that i as the first baby collected as i was born) to buy diapers milk powders and other neccessities. And how they control their finance such as 1 fish for 2 person. And how their house has nothing and how they use boxes and cover them with table cloth to make them look like a coffee table.

Well as i was getting married, i asked my mom,

actually what you guys went through can be considered as hard time isn it?

My mom looked quite surprised and said not at all. Never once she ever tought her life was pathetic.

"We were happy and very content"

"We never felt...if only we are rich and we can eat nicer food"

My mom told me, the key to happiness is redha. If you have redha in your heart insyaallah you ll be happy.

Alhamdulillah. That one piece of simple advice is so essential.

Right now i am happy and blessed, i have a loving husband and soleh son, we have a place to live. Our house is very simple, it is the back of a shop, so we arrange them so they look homey and comfy for us. We have a fridge to keep our food, washing machine to wash our clothes and izzat is so creative that he made our own ampaian.  Alhamdulillah so far i never once complained and feel envy with other couples.

Sometimes i get confused when other people with bigger paycheck says that they dont have enough money and complaints about the economy.

I asked izzat, why is that so? He says their standard of living is high.

Alhamdulillah, i am thankful to Allah who grant me parents who raise me to be a grateful person and are able to be content with what we have. I am so so thankful to  Allah with my life.

Dear my children i hope you guys shall grow up happy with less.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Our first family trip

Ho Chi Minh

28th January 2017

00.01 am (Malaysian time)

Gosh it has been ages since i last travel. The last time was before getting married. I really didnt see it coming. But here we are now. Alhamdulillah. 

Upon arrival, we browse through the internet and found out that people go to HCM gor shopping! We tried to search for other nature attractions nearby, and found the nearest would be Mekong river which os quite costly for us. 

But we are too grateful and happy for the chance and shall enjoy every moment. 

Most blogs that we find share shopping experience and tips, also the place of interest such as the war museum,mekong river and etc. 

Now, it s the end of our first day here, and it s amazing! Turning from a single traveller to a mom traveller, you really see things in a different perspective!

There are so many mompreneurs here that i almost cried😢. As we walked along the streets i see amazing women doing 'street marketing' while their children play at the streets. A lot of them have babies being put in a rocker!

I see small chairs and cute coffee table nearby their display area where they put their 'bento'. There were bowls of half eaten rice with some sauces. As they do their business they ll feed their children. 

Then as we walked further to the street shops, i was surprised that most of them live in the shop! Like the pharmacy for instance, at the front part of the shop there s poison cabinet, but right from the entrance of the shop i can see stove, tv set, hangers towels etc. 

It was really amazing! Why? Because they don't look troubled by that!!!! 

In Malaysia, we shall feel sympathy to the motorist who carries babies and small children on their motor. But in vietnam, it s really not a big deal. 

All i can say that they are very strong people! And to the mompreneurs in HCM, they are rasing great kids with a very strong common sense! However it s all depend on how you view things, if these mompreneurs utilise their situation as a tool to raise amazing children, i can see there shall be great numbers of awesome bussinessman from HCM in the future.

Phew finally. Still a lot to tell. Hopefully can pen them out tomorrow