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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Li'l update

Week 12: Your uterus? Yeah, it's a softball now

Fetal development in pregnancy week 12:fetus in third month Even though your little Einstein’s body is still growing quite rapidly 2 inches long right now, the overall super-speedy growth of their amazing brain continues to leave the head proportionately larger than the body— and is actually slightly more than one third of their total body mass! The head and neck are still straightening at this point as can be seen by their little chin lifting off of the chest. Your baby is also actively rehearsing “breathing” by using amniotic fluid to prepare the lungs for future air respiration.

The big news: your little pooper is now officially going to need diapers! Although a majority of the waste produced is transferred to the mother’s system for discharge (to avoid having it linger in the amniotic sac), some urine is released to the amniotic fluid and your baby will actually breathe it in before it passing it on to your for discharge. Not to worry, urine--in this particular form, is completely harmless to your baby.

And how's mom doing? Logically, as your baby is growing bigger, so must your uterus. By now, your once-flat and relatively small uterus is stretched to the size of a softball (12-14 cm), but that’s nothing: by the time you deliver it will have grown to 15 – 17 inches (37 – 42 cm). Your uterus is slowly increasing at a Your uterus is slowly increasing at a rate of approximately one centimeter per week rate of approximately one centimeter per week. If you've got a burning sensation that extends from your breastbone to your throat, you've got heart burn or acid indigestion. To lessen this unpleasant experience: eat smaller meals and avoid fried, spicy, and fatty foods. Otherwise, there's always TUMS, but check with your healthcare provider first

As your pregnancy becomes more physically visible, you’ll have to adjust to people asking you when you’re due and giving lots of unsolicited advice from women who’ve “been there.” Additionally, this is probably the right time to share your pregnancy news (if you haven’t already) with close family and friends and anyone you want to have involved in your pregnancy. Allowing your friends and family to have role in your pregnancy encourages participation and support for the future—when you’re really going to need it!


Alhamdulillah, the latest scan shows the baby is actively moving :). I'm praying for everything to be ok Insyallah.

Sorry, still not able to upload pictures..will do so asap.

We're going back to Cairo again today for Abg to settle his things there..and might stay there for quite a while. I'll try to go online whenever I can okehs!

:) daaa~

Monday, October 27, 2008

Convo :)

Soriii haritu lupe nak btau yg kitorang nak gi Convo PMRAM kat Kaherah.
Alhamdulillah..seronok la Abang dapat naik 2 convo dalam 1 tahun :P.
Haritu dah naik Convo Safarah, lps tu naik Convo Pmram plak..wah wah..takkesah la sape yg anjurkan asalkan yg penting kite najjah kan? Alhamdulillah, syukur.

Gambar x dpt nak upload..ala biaselah internet ni kan..nanti bile dah bleh upload kitorang uploadkan ek.

5 orang dari Rumah Perlis berjaya convo tahun ni. Sakan la kitorang bargambar dengan Kak Annie, Nadia, Milah ngan Hadi plus dengan VIP & pengiring Kak Ju, Rafis, Mat Rodhi dan lain2. Syok la..lepas ni masing2 balik Mesia dah..sape je la yg tinggal kat Rumah Perlis tu..huhu syahdu2.
Kepada yang belum dapat balik lagi, takpe..jangan kecewa. Semua ni dugaan dari Allah.
Mungkin ade hikmah? ;) Study rajin2, doa banyak2..Insyallah berjaya!

Dapatkan Mesej Bergambar di Sini

p/s tq Han Ri

Malam selepas Convo tuh ade Konsert Nasyid. Incik Nazrey Johaney pun ade..mantap suara die.

Honestly aku dah lame tinggal nasyid. Last mase kat sekolah la dulu kat skolah asek dengar nasyid, nyanyi nasyid sampai dah jadi hantu nasyid :P. Tapi dulu lain, nasyid2 best, lirik pun senang ingat. Speshly time Raihan kan?
Then lepas Raihan, kumpulan nasyid yg lain banyak la muncul..tumbuh cam cendawan gitu. Bagus la, cume yg slacknye tuh banyak yang tak sampai maksud. Ade yg terlampau jiwang, ade yang lirik dan lagu telampau payah nak ngikut. Lame2 aku pun pelan2 beralih selera kpd lagu2 lain hehe :P

Berbalik kpd cerite mase konsert nasyid tu..
Ade 2 kumpulan student Mesir Malaysia, 1 kumpulan student Mesir Indonesia yang diberi nama Da'i Nada (sangat TOP hokehh) dan performance dr Nazrey Johaney (siap ade muhasabah diri..meleleh2 air mate memasing).

Yang 2 kumpulan awal tu..rating die aku bagi 1.5 bintang je lah. Tak minat sangat nasyid2 yang aku susah nak paham lirik ni. Aku tgk keliling aku pun sume pakat boring :P sori yek kalau ade yg terbace dan terkecik aku punye pendapat je okeh.

Da'i Nada..sangat hebat. Tengok kat Youtube pon bleh tapi tengok live lagi feel.
Sebelum ni ramai dah cerite betape best nye diorang ni..tapi aku mcm buat dekk je aa. Tapi bile dah dengar..kagum abis.
Bebudak ni bawak lagu nasyid rentak Acapella. Tak payah la alat2 musik ni..gabungan suara diorang 5 org pun dah cukup mantap.
Diorang ni jugak dah masuk MTV Mesir, dan org Mesir sendiri kata diorang punye pencapaian dalam masa setahun ni sama dengan artist Mesir punya pencapaian selama 5 tahun.
Nazrey sendiri pun kate, setakat yang die pernah tengok..Da'i Nada ni lah kumpulan Acapella yang paling best sekali. ke tak best ke korang cube la tgk diorang buat live performance..nilai la sendirik

Nazrey plak mcm biase..mmg suara die best la kan. Aku x ingat sgt lagu ape die die bawak tapi die byk bawak lagu lama2 yg org ramai bleh ikut. Yang Abg paling suke lagu 'Suci Sekeping Hati'.
Best gak la overall malam tu..lagi2 dapat 2 org MC yang gile dan sangat the entertaining.
Jamal dengan Mat Lan, digabungkan jadi JaLan (ni diorang sendirik yg bagi nama :P)

Syabass Inspektor Sahabb!!

Tapi aku x bejaye duduk sampai abis sebab teramat2 perlu untuk ke toilet.
Cepat2 keluar dengan Abg n Kak Annie pasal dah x tahan sgt hehehe..seriuss!!

Hmm..banyak lagi kot nak cerita tapi rase mcm nak tido dah.
Nanti kite sambung okehh!!
Will upload the pictures in the next entry Insyallah ;).

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A day in Mansurah

Day & Date: Friday, 17th October 2008
Location: Mansurah, Egypt

Time we left Tanta: 1030hrs
Time reached Mansurah: 1200hrs
Time we left Mansurah: 1730hrs
Time reached home in Tanta: 2000hrs

Purpose: Meet up with moi Cousin, Hanan Amirah (Hawa's li'l sis)
Agenda: First we went to HSBC to wihtdraw the money that Maklong has put in for Hanan. Then we brought Hanan makan2 at Mo'men (read:mukmin), an Egyptian restaurant. Best!
I ate my Green Salad, Abang and Hanan got their Buritos while Firdaus (abang's friend) ate his large Chicken Magnum!

Me and Hanan outside the restaurant..the taxi was waiting while we took our pictures :P

Then we were introduced to this drink that Hanan was enjoying. It is called: Asir Boreo!
Asir Boreo is Oreo blended with choc and vanilla ice cream, topped with Oreo and some more ice cream. The best part is, its only 3 Egyptian Pounds..which after converting to RM will only be RM2!
Plus , it's delicious!!

Then we went back to Hanan's place to Solat and freshen up, get our Goodie bag prepared by Mama, Abah, Anisah and Bibik andd head hooome sweet hoome..

This is our Goodie Bag contents :P.
Filled with 2large boxes of Anmum, Asam, beef serunding, dodol, kicap manis cap kipas udang (dah nak setahun tak makan kicap ni) and the rest in the picture.
The only thing not in the picture is the 1/2kilo of cili padi.
The cili padi was wrapped in plastic, which was a big mistake..all of them turn into cili padi blended inside the plastic and the smell was..horrid! :P
SO..there goes my cili padi but nasib baik got Famous Amos "Choc Chip and Pecans" cheering us up hehehe.
And plus, Anmum Chocolate is delicious!! Sile la try okehhhs

All in all, the day spent was fun although tiring.
Hope we can see Hanan again before we balik Malaysia..if only she lives a few minutes from our place :D.

p/s: Hawa, Along or whoever is reading, Hanan kirim salam to all..and don't worry, she is very happy and healthy ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

At rained in Tanta :D

It rained since morning.
Looked out the door..the scene was wonderful, the smell of rain was sooo so beautiful.

Went inside, watched some movies while Abang continue his sleep.
Then suddenly the internet disconnected and a few minutes electricity.
So left with no other choice, I climbed on the bed..tried to sleep while listening to the sound of raindrops.

After Isyak, me and hubby set out to meet the lady at the travel agent.
Turns out that people dare not go out that night.
The roads were filled with water..and oh biaselah egypt takde longkang2 ni as it rarely rains, so we saw some people pumping water out of the flooded roads.
The weather was also soo cold suggesting early winter arrival.

So..all the shops closed early, including the travel agent :D.
We decided not to head home yet but instead walked around the town of Tanta, which seems asleep that night. Less people on the streets..less cars..wonderful!

Then due to the cold weather we got hungry and went to eat kushry (macaroni, egyption style) for dinner. Got a seat by the window..oh so romantic.. kui kui

After dinner, as we were just about to set home..we came across the shop selling ice cream!!
So ape lagi, grab the ice cream and sat on one of the benches, eating ice cream together like some teenage couple in love..hik hik (gelak gedik)

(There were a few malay guys (ustaz lah) watching us..I wonder if it is one of them who didn't know that we are married and simply said that we sukehati deting 2 orang pegang2 tangan hahah :P)

best tak?
Wuu...bukan selalu tau hujan kat mesir nii...skali ujan rase mcm bestnyee bestnyeee!! :D

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Tahniah Tahniah Tahniah
kepade Encik Mohd Yeh kerana telah berjaya menamatkan pengajian beliau gi University Al-Azhar, Mesir!!

*clap clap clap*

Me so proud of u laling :D

Nantikan kepulangan kami ke tanah air..suatu hari nanti! :D

Kata2 Hikmah pada hari ini:

Dapatkan Mesej Bergambar di Sini

Peringatan utk diri sendiri dan sume sume orang pun juge :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good Feelings

I've just read a post about pregnancy and sleepless nights.
Oh yes..lately it's just so hard for me to fall asleep. And if I didn't get enuff sleep or, if I slept later than I morning sickness will definitely kicks in!

So, in the article it says that while trying to sleep I should only think of beautiful things.

And last night, we went in youtube and listened to Surah Al-Rahman by Shaikh Sudais.
It's a very beautiful recitation..very soothing and very easy to follow, verse by verse.
I was nearly asleep when suddenly, the internet dies. It really did got disconnected by a force of I don't know what.

So then, I was forced to sleep on my own..and I thought..let me think of some beautiful feelings I've felt these few years.
Let me jot some down..these really gets me smiling :)

(not in any particular order)

1. I Graduated in August 2005. I never thought I could do it so marks through out secondary school was so thumbs down. But I guess being in University and away from home gave me some freedom to study. I feel like a grown up with nobody pressuring me study to get good grades hehe, It's just me challenging myself and it's just me being trusted as who I am ;).

2. You know that once in a while some people will just purposely makes you mad? or sometimes they just don't realise that they are so damn annoying?? And you wished that you could just scream your head off to him/her but then realised that you are a lady and it's not appropriate for you to behave in that way to any person??
What will you do? I talk it out..but no, not ever with the person..but with my bestfriends aka mun, tim, shy, hawa, hajar, siti and all them friends.
And instead of being angry, suddenly you thought that the situation is actually kinda funny..and instead you scream your head off, you just laugh, and laugh and laugh like there's no tomorrow :D.
Ok, this may seem like 'mengumpat' to some of you..but believe me..its one of the bestest remedies around (if you have the coolest of friends :P).

3. Being engaged to Yeh.
Even though he was still in Egypt, it was still ok. Buat ape ade teknologi kalau tak gune kan? hehe..and as he wakes up later that evening (morning in egypt), I received 1sms saying 'Assalamualaikum :). Hari ni Yeh bangun, yeh dah jadi tunang nad. Thank u :D'
That sms really2 meant a lot to me.
And for know who you are wahahaha..Tahniahhh!! Congratulations for being engaged! :D

4. Being Married.
The precious feelings of all.
Try getting married, you'll understand. ;)

5. Being called Makngah/Aunty Kaknad
hahah..mak ngah is new to me..but aunty kaknad?? hahaha..I'll remember this nickname till I die :P.
It started when I first met Yeh's mom, and sis (Safiyah) with her li'l daughter Maisarah prior being engaged.
Safiyah introduced me as Aunty, while I kinda freaked and said ' hehe kaknad je lah'. So this li'l maita'ah being li'l maita'ah..she listens to every word adults around her says..and later called me 'Aunty Kak Nad'. And last I heard, she is still calling me this. haha..cute eh? :P
The others (Seif, Sumrah, Syameem and Sabeera), they call me makngah..which I found so sweet..missed them a lot!
(As for Suhail and the other one coming..I have no idea what I'll be called hehe)

6. Being pregnant, and realise 'I cannot fit into my baju kurung anymore!!'.
I'm fat?? no I'm not..I'm pregnant :D hehe good excuse eh?

owh...there's a lot more..

but this has got me smiling really2 wide..
And I just want the smile to stay that way..

I'll write more later, dengan ucapan 'Rain Rain Go away, Come again another Day'.
>>ade kene mengena ke? :P

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


I'm feeling very2 tired and rasa nak sleep aje.
I don't know what to blog about either.

(oh..I so need my strength back so I could go jalan2 rather than just staying at home..)

So... I decided to copy paste some info taken from baby-gaga, enjoy k :)

Fetal development in pregnancy week 10:

Your astonishingly tiny baby has been hard at work growing as fast as possible—almost doubling in size in the past three weeks!
Amazingly, you’re in for a repeat size doubling performance within the next three weeks! Your tiny champion still weighs less than a quarter of an ounce but has already completed the most critical stage of their development.
Using Doppler technology, your doctor or gynecologist can let you hear their tiny rapid fetal heartbeats this week (145-165 beats per minute!).
Chances for miscarriage are greatly reduced when the heartbeat can be detected, so take a sigh of relief if you’ve been needing one—it hasn’t been an easy ten weeks! What’s more, they’re getting ready to make their first baby poop! Your little one’s major organ systems are developing, including a functioning digestive tract capable of moving food all the way through their bowels. The final shiny gold star on their fetal behavior chart for the week: your little scrapper has already developed defense mechanisms to protect them on reflex!

Alhamdulillah..another 2weeks to go to end this first trimester :)
Next 2 weeks I'll go for another appointment with Dr Duha, my gynae.
Praying for everything to turn out well, Amin ;).

p/s: dear you, please be an adult by choosing your words carefully next time. I can snap, but I simply choose not to. Pls don't make me? :)Thank u.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Aku, Yeh dan Satay

Satay Ayam :D

42 cucuk of Satay Ayam dan Daging

Satay, Nasi Impit, Timun & Kuah Kacang

I was really2 craving for satay these past months..but wasn't rajin enuff to make them.
And instead of making satay, I've been really2 bugging Yeh..telling him that I wanna balik Malaysia cepat2 and makan satay banyak2 (jahat gile..i know :P), plus having sweetdreams and nightmares of Satay in my sleep :p.

Then last night..we were thinking of what to have for dinner.
Got ayam, got daging, got summore nasi impit, got some timun, got kacang..hmm..
sooo..we straight away marinate the meat and chicken in satay punye rempah, and while waiting for them to be marinated..I straight away buat kuah kacang!

Despite being first timers in the satay arena, everything turns out great!!
We finished everything between the both of us while watching Korean "A Man Who was Superman" (tengok la cerite ni..ngarut gile..tapi ok gak la utk ngisik mase lapang) :D

I seemed to be blogging more about food than anything else eyh these days? don't be surprised to see my weight gain later people!! And if u wanna ask 'nadd..apsal ko makin gemokkk nii??'..I might choose not to answer :P.
Hello..I've been eating well..ape korang kesah?? haha
Lagipun semalam borak dengan Mama (my mom-inlaw), she told me that since I'm pregnant I can eat banyak2..coz lepas pantang boleh diet :D
And Hajar told me that while pantang, she actually loss 7kilos..ok la tuhh

I love food..speshly satay. Me and satay is like yeh and laksa, aur dengan tebing, lagu dan irama and all those kinds of things..
I remember once when I was very2 small, cant recall if it was early primary or still in tadika..but small lah..
My parents took us to a satay restaurant somewhere in Sg Buloh. Dulu, asal nak makan satay je mesti gi situ, coz the satay is really2 sedapppp!!
And if we go there..the whole family will have to sit there for quite a while letting me finish 20-50 cucuk of satay myself :D
So that kinda explains why I've been chubby all my life hahaha

Thank you to the person who first invented the satay recipe whoever and wherever you are awesome!!

p/s: Abang, thank nak balik Malaysia lambat sikit pun takpe hehe :P

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Soto Ayam

Memandangkan yang nasi impit haritu banyak lagi, maka kitorang pun buat keputusan utk wat soto ayam utk tetamu2 yg akan dtg hari ni.
Ok la jugak..cume takde su'un la..bergedil, sambal kicap, telur rebus pun ade..:P Dessert biaselah, caramel dan buah-buahan..malas nak buat jeli sebab tak reti buat yang kale2 tu heheh..ade jugak alasan camtu yek..

Dan harini gak kitorang dapat jemputan open house ke 2 buah rumah. 1 rumah budak medic, 1 lagi pasangan org kawen. Tapi unfortunately kitorang tak dapat gi both pun sebab kalut masak2 untuk kawan2 yg nak datang.


Malam tadi lepas dinner jalan2 dgn abang kat pekan tanta. Dapat tengok suasana Arab beraye.
Bagi Arab, Hari Raya ialah hari utk bersuke rie sungguh2. Diorang akan gi Zoo, Pantai, Shopping Complex, Fun Fair..dan yang kat Tanta ni, kebanyakkan diorang akan bawak 1 family duduk2 di taman sambil makan2 sampaiilaaa ke malam. Kat Tanta ni yang dikatakan taman permainan hanye satu ruang sederhana besar antara 2 buah jalan raya. Kalau kat mesia, kite panggil devider jalan hehe..cume ruang die besar sikit la..boleh taruk buaian, jongkang kongket, boleh jual belon, jual jagung bakar, budak2 pun bleh main kejar2 dengan mak2 diorang kat atas devider tu.
Memang meriah.
Dan kalau hari raya, kebanyakkannye diorang ni memang tak lepak kat rumah. Mak2 seolah2 diberi cuti dari masak dan buat kerja rumah hehe bes kan? :P
Budaya bermaafan dihari raya? Tatau la, tapi bukan cam budaya kite kot..

Memang berbeza dengan cara kita beraya.
Kite selalunye, hari raya lah antara hari2 cuti yang semua family dapat berkumpul sama2. Mintak maaf kat semua org, masak, dan makan ramai2.
Hari Raya seterusnya pulak baru kite akan pegi berkelah ramai2..tu pun dah lepas settle kunjung ke rumah sanak sedara.

Masing2 dengan budaya masing2..

Itulah..betul kata sume orang, bila kite dah kene beraye kat tempat orang ni, time tu lah kite dapat pengalaman baru.
Kalau aku takde la pengalaman beraye kat mesir ni, mungkin aku take for granted je berhari raya kat mesia..mungkin jugak aku takkan pandai buat rendang atau soto..hehehe :P


8th October ni cousin aku Hanan nak dtg sambung belajar Medic kat Mesir.
Alhamdulillah, ade jugak org boleh tlg bawak anmum dtg ke mesir hehe.
Cumenye, mungkin nak kene gi ambik barang tu kat airport..tapi tu lah, perjalanan ke airport makan masa lebih kurang 4 jam, dan Hanan pun memang dah ade orang yg akan uruskan dia dan kawan2 di airport tu.
Dan paham2lah..kitorang ni naik public transport ajek..pergi balik dah 8 jam..uii penat.
Harap2 Hanan sambung kat Mansurah..sebab kalau x dpt gi airport nanti mungkin boleh ambik di mansurah je..hehe mansurah dekat je dengan Tanta :D

ok lah, dah panjang dah aku membebel ni.!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Yesterday was my first time celebrating raya in egypt. Although I only received guests and not going anywhere..I still feel happy :D.

The rendang I made got excellent reviews from friends Alhamdulillah..and after the last guests left our house..all the kuah kacang and rendang is already finished! :D
(sorry tak sempat tangkap gambar of the food)
But we still have some nasi impit left..any ideas on what to do with them??
I was thinking to buat nasi impit goreng..or soto..any other ideas?

Hmm..and tmrw we're gonna have more guests coming. They speshly asked for the nasi briyani that they had last time they ape lagi, tonight kene beli barang lagi la heheh :P.

And for dessert esok macam nak buat strawberry, mango and pineapple jelly ni kat rumah. Sape reti buat agar2 yang lapis2 tu? Teringin pulak yang buat yang tu..tapi takut tak jadi hik hik..

*embarassing ok kalau tak jadi :P*

Morning sickness macam dah subside..
But u know what? On the last day of puasa I managed to cook the rendang for raya and for bukak puasa that day..which means no more morning sickness. I can even potong daging without vomiting!

But cooking rendang means, I have to wait till the meat gets lembut, till the rendang gets darker, till the gravy dries while putting in on slow fire. Which means, I didn't sleep the whole night coz I want the rendang to reach a certain taste which I love.

Everything was ok and perfect untill after Subuh prayers.
Suddenly I thought the rendang smelt too strong, and I hated the smell of nasi impit.

Oh, morning sickness came back rupenye.

I asked abang if I can rest at home while he goes Solat Hari Raya (sedih woo tak dapat experience), he said no problem.
So when he left the house with friends, I was really2 nauseated and got really2 bad headaches, and later got some sleep for like 30minutes. But when I wake up, I was really2 I end up celebrating hari raya on the bed while hubby attends to his friends that comes to visit.
Kesian dia..
but nasib baik everything is ready, tinggal orang nak makan je. :D

But last night, after semua orang dah balik..I found that my morning sickness is totally gone!
I can eat everything without feeling nausea or sick!
Alhamdulillah.. :)

So tonight..I plan to make some satay!! Yey :D (with the hope of no more morning sickness la of course..aminn)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Selamat Hari Raya semua!!
Maaf Zahir & Batin!

Walaupun tengah bz sediakan juadah hari raya untuk esok..tapi aku sempat lagi berblogging hehe
Maksudnye takdela bz sangat kan? :P

Baru selesai buat rendang daging + hati. Tapi tengok2 macam sikit pulak sekilo setengah ni..jadi abg tadi pegi la beli daging lagi sekilo. Sambil2 tunggu abg balik dari kedai, aku buat la caramel..bleh la buat dalam 20bekas kecik2..ala jadi la tu.
Skang ni dok tunggu nasi impit sambil kumpul tenaga nak buat rendang 2nd batch..harap2 la cukup untuk tetamu2 yang nak dtg rumah esok ni..

Hmm..apela diorang tu buat kat rumah tok ek? Rindu nak nyakat firdaus dan bapaknye (paksu aku) hehe..rindu nak dengar paknjang, pakcik, makteh sume berkaraoke, nak main ngan bebudak kecit2 (maisarah, munirah, nabila, akmal, sapik, balqis dan lain2)..pastu nak makan bertambah2..uii sedap tau makanan org utara!

Ish..mak ngan ayah aku ni sure gi padang besar ni! Nak ikott! hehe

Abang pun dok tengah rindu2 orang mesia kot..sejak tadi senyap je..
:D hehe jangan maraah..

uu..teruja nya nak celebrate first time raya kat mesir esok ni..takottt..