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Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Daripada Allah kita datang, kepada Allah jua lah kita kembali.. Syurga itu pasti untukmu sayang..
Kepada ummi dan abah Muhammad Rayyan Irfan, semoga kalian tabah dengan dugaan ini..


Monday, October 21, 2013

Liffey Valley

Sabtu haritu Z ke Eymran's 4th Birthday party dekat Pirate Village @ Liffey Valley. Bebudak lain enjoy ler main all their activities. Z macam biasa, berkepit jer dengan mama and papa.. Ada la jugak ketikanya yg dia turun n jalan2 meniti tepi2 pagar sambil tengok bebudak lain main.

Naik train pun nak duduk sendiri jer :)

One thing I am very proud of him is, he never cry or even show any discomfort during our stay there :). Apart from our group, ada la hundreds more kids running around kot. Mama agak risau pada mulanya, mesti Z akan melalak nanti. But he proves me wrong :)

Birthday boy

Alhamdulillah, it was a long waaay to come this far, but he has slowly shows a lot of improvements. 
I am very proud of you dear!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

AidilAdha 2013

Raya? Apa itu raya? heheh.. kami x beraya langsung pun kali ni.. Z demam weekend sampai Isnin. So mama pun konon2 MC la jugak.. Hari Selasa (raya) mama memang dah ambik half day sebab konon2 nak p sambut raya kat Msia Hall paginya.. Rupa2nya Z ada appointment dengan SLT & OT kat sekolah. Alang2 tu mama join sekali jer la.. dah lama pun mama x jumpa his therapiest sejak2 back to work full time nih..

Z yang happy di pagi raya :)
Based on last meeting (sehari sebelum raya puasa haritu), Sinead and Kerri sangat berpuas hati dengan perkembangan Z so far. Meeting kali adalah untuk merangka plan for Yvonne (PSW) and Z in school. So mama cuma tokok tambah sikit2 jer la.. 

Especially in term of physical la. Sekarang Z dah semakin yakin untuk berjalan with support. pegang sebelah tangan jer.. hopefully tak lama lagi dia akan berani untuk melangkah sendiri.  Z jugak sangat 'nosey'. semua benda dia nak menyibuk. so that's a sign of exploration. ke hulu ke hilir dia nak explore. in term of speech/communication, mama rasa tak banyak sangat perkembangan compare to last 2 months. But there are small improvements. Any little improvement is a BIG achievemnts for us anyway :)

Oh papa pun join sekejap during the meeting and it was his first time meeting Yvonne. He was impress too! Seriously, mama pun x se organised her in keeping all Z's record. Dia siap simpan semua details pasal Z and also all assesment notes yang SLT, PT, OT, Psych and Mairead bagi.

Alhamdulillah.. Mama memang betul2 bersyukur dengan batuan daripada Yvonne tu. Dia pun memang betul2 sayangkan Z. Siap cakap lagi, kalaulah diorang bagi dia jaga Z 5 days a week, she will be happier. At the moment dia jaga another DS girl at different school. But for some reason she is more attached to Z. Maybe sebab Z needs more help kot sebab the other girl dah boleh berjalan and communicate a bit. Tak pe lah, at least ada.. walaupun hanya utk 2 or 3 days per week.. Mama dah bersyukur sangat dah pun..

Harapnya Allah akan sentiasa mempermudahkan perjalanan Z.. Amin..

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Solid: Food Processor (Part II)

From this stats, I can see a lot of searches to my previous post on Food Processor. So I think I should write another post about this topic – this time based on my own experience. As Z is still on pureed/blended food until now, we already have a good 2.5 years experience in finding the perfect food processor for baby food :)

Continue from the last post… after days of searching, I ended up bought the NScessity Food Processor from Amazon.
I must say it was a very good product (in the beginning). I love the compact size (did bring it with us when we travelled back to Malaysia and also on our holidays), the speed and also the finesse of the food texture.  However in less than 5 months of using it, it went kaput! But because I love it so much at that time, we bought the second unit (same brand). I though probably we will be lucky this time… NOT! After using it for about 6-8 weeks the (new) machine broke again!!!

The thing about this NScessity fp that I hate the most is, you have to wait until the food is completely cool before you can process it, otherwise it will heat up the motor and will eventually damaged it. Although my babysitter has been very careful when using it (as per her claimed), of course they are time when the hungry baby cant wait that long.

When the 2nd unit was broken, I went straight away to baby shop and found Lindam Mini Blender – Baby Food Processor. Same size, more well known brand, so I thought it should have the same performance if not better. Turn out it was sooOOoo slow! You also have to wait until the food is completely cool before using it. And the food are barely minced at all. Definitely not the consistency that are tolerable by Z. However I think its probably still suitable for typical baby age 10+ months who starting on a bit of lumpy foods. Definitely not for first food texture though... But as it is very slow, I don’t think it is practical for baby foods. Maybe better for herbs or something..

I remember having conversation with my friend who used Beaba Baby Cook. She was laughing at me because I said to her before that I wont spent that much on a (baby) food processor, but I ended spent much more now (-__-). But even with Beaba, I don’t think it could last for over a year anyway. Mostly typical baby only need pureed food for 4-6 months only. So Beaba or even NScessity (if you are lucky) should be no problem for you guys. My case rather different I must say…

Anyway, very unsatisfied with Lindam, we ended up have to use our old hand blender instead. I don’t want to use our normal home blender for Z’s food as we used it mostly for our sambals (chilies) and spices – pedas lah!

But oh my… the hand blender is actually so much easier. Honestly, 10 times better than the food processors. You don’t have to wait for the food to cool down. Its very easy to use. Easy to set up and easy to clean as well. You don’t have to transfer the food to other bowl – just put the blender into the pot and few seconds later everything is pureed! No, it doesn’t have to be soupy kind of texture only. Z’s food texture is more kind of ‘thick mash’ but fine consistency. And the hand blender did a very good job even on meat!

The first hand blender we used was the cheapest from local store (Dunnes Store) brand name Sabichi. I bought it for 10€ when we first moved back to Ireland (where all my stuffs still in storage warehouse). I haven’t used much at that time, but we used it for Z’s food for nearly 10 months. Negative sides are the stick blender is very bulky and this one is un-detachable. Still value for money $$ and easy to use.

When that one broken, I bought the Essentials Blender by Russell Hobbs from Argos. Still at a very affordable price – €19.99. I must say this is the best blender (for baby food) that I have. The unit is detachable (you can remove the lower part) and slightly smaller than the previous one. So it is easy to clean and store. It also has 3 speed setting and comes with beaker. I never used the beaker, I just blend it directly onto the bowl. Its good for travel as well. Don’t really take up much space.

Because we used it twice daily, I wont expect it to last very long. The first Russell Hobbs we had lasted for 4 months only (improper used by my husband). Still under warranty (2 years warranty) but I wont bother sending it for repair anyway, I just bought a new one straight away. Since I know it wont last long, I bought it with insurance this time (paid extra 6 euro). If anything happen within 3 years, I can bring it back to Argos and they will replace it straight away - without question :D. At least I don’t have to worry if this one is broken soon. The only problem is, its been over 8 months now and that blender is still working like a champion :D. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mak-mak (TMI)

Dulu masa zaman mama bujang, selalu dengar kawan2 mama yg dah berkeluarga mengadu, 'dah jadi mak-mak ni, tak perlu la nak pakai lawa2.. kejap aje, baju kedut2, tudung ronyok2, baju comot dengan makanan dan minuman' mama senyum jer la sambil berfikir, nanti bila aku dah ada anak, kena make sure maintain vouge ;p.. 

Bagi mama so far ok la lagi bab2 nak 'melawa' tu.. Cuma malaih nak bersiap jer kadang2 tu.. Tapi ada la jugak hari2 yang terjadi perkara2 yang tak diingini..

Contohnya harini..

Lengan baju mama

Pagi tadi mama masuk opis ada bau perfume lain macam sikit. Belek2 tangan ok jer, rupa2 nya kat lengan baju. Boleh mama tak perasan nak keluar tadi (mcm biasa la Z uk'uk pagi2 sebelum g skolah)..Lepas cuci2 tu mama terus jer letak Z dalam stroller, sarung jeket and keluar rumah. Tak perasan pulak ada kesan tertinggal..

Adooii.. mama dah cuci guna washing liquid kat pantry, tapi still berbau nih.. Vogue la sangat.. nasib baik harini takde meeting..

Friday, October 4, 2013

Yuran Sekolah

Funny thing happen this morning..
Masa mama hantar Z ke sekolah tu, assistant manager panggil mama (manager cuti). Dengan muka yang masam tak bleh blah dia cakap 'your card is not valid, so Z fees for this month is still due!'. Hah? apesal pulak? Memang mama bagi card details untuk bayar yuran semalam (no cash policy). Dengan muka bersalah mama pun cakap 'Really? Ok, I'll pay with different one then..'

Sambil mama berjalan nak masuk ke manager room tu, sambil mama gelabah berfikir.. Rasanya mama bagi debit card yg sama jer, apesal x valid? takkan takde balance kot.. kalau bagi card yg lain pun rasanya semua card mama masih berbaki.. Habislah.. Ada orang curik duit mama ke? Si assistant manager tu pulak, muka memang macam nak telan orang lah. Eleh baru 4hb kot, takde lah lambat pun mama bayo. Bengkek jugak mama dengan attitude dia.

Masuk jer bilik manager, dia terus mintak card yang lain. Mama cakap, 'show me which card details u have since I have a few actually..' Barulah dia keluarkan invoice2 detail semua. Pastu dia tunjuk details mama, hmm.. memang bukan number card yg selalu mama pakai tu. So mama pun cakap, 'oh sorry, I must gave u a wrong card then..' (padehal yg lain tu pun sepatutnya ok jer..). So mama hulurkan lah kad yang biasa mama pakai untuk bayar yuran Z tu..

Bukan mama punya obviously..

AND... masa tu lah baru mama realised, dia pegi ambik card serial number yg kat bawah tu, bukanya number debit card!! hek eleh.. sampai ke taun depan pun x valid minah oooiii!! Punya lah terpampang number tu.. haiyooo..! Ko tak penah ada credit/debit card ke?? 
About 90% of people here guna credit/debit card.. Its not a luxury thing, it's just easy. Kedai sayur pun bleh bayar guna card.

Haa.. lepas tu barulah dia terhegeh2 mintak maaf.. Muka pun terus senyum tersipu2.. Baru nak tanya how are you.. Z camner, ok ka.. Malu lah tu.. amboi.. Tadi bukan main lagi muka ngalahkan singa! Kalau yer pun lah card mama invalid, tak boleh ke tanya elok2.. Baru first time jer kot payment sangkut.. Lain la kalau mama memang jenis lambat bayar senantiasa.. Haih manusia2.. Kerana duit pun macam2 hal kan.. Senang2 jer nak jump into conclusion..