Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Official Facebook Page of NHZ Sewing Supplies~

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

MasyaAllah... Dah lama tak update blog. Busy dengan macam-macam urusan & juga business terbaru kami...

Haaa... Kami nak bagitahu ni... Sekarang kami dah ada business from home yang lain. Pun dah ada facebook page tau! Alhamdulillah.

NHZ Sewing Supplies mula beroperasi secara rasmi pada 1 September 2015. Kami menjual pelbagai jenis alat jahitan dan kraf dengan harga yang berpatutan & juga lebih murah dari pasaran yang sedia ada, insyaAllah.

Stok kami tidaklah sebanyak yang ada di kedai-kedai lain. Tapi insyaAllah kami akan cuba mengembangkan barisan produk kami dari semasa ke semasa. Moga-moga suatu hari nanti boleh menjadi kedai jahit one-stop-center. Amin...

Bagi sesiapa yang berminat menjahit / tengah mencari barang jahitan, bolehlah jenguk-jenguk facebook page kami ya. Mana tahu akan terjumpa barang yang korang nak kan... (^,^)

Happy shopping!

facebook fan page NHZ Sewing Supplies
Official facebook NHZ Sewing Supplies :)

May Allah bless us & ease everything. And also thank you for all your support!!!

Doakan kejayaan kami ya... Thanks~ ;D


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Paradox of Our Age

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Renung-renungkanlah... Dan fikir-fikirkanlah... Zaman sekarang...



The Paradox of Our Age

We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; 
wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less; 
we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; 
more conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense; 
more knowledge, but less judgment; 
more experts, but more problems; 
more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, 
spend too recklessly, laugh too little, 
drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, 
stay up too late, get up too tired, 
read too seldom, watch TV too much, 
and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; 
we've added years to life, not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, 
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space.

We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less.

We plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, 
but have less communication.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; 
tall men, and short character; 
steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; 
more leisure, but less fun; 
more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; 
of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, 
throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, 
and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom.



Source: Petikan online

Monday, August 3, 2015

Homemade Apam Balik

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Kali ini kami try buat apam balik sendiri. Senang je caranya. Tak perlu beli lagi kat luar. Sedap juga. Jimat~ (lepas ni boleh la buka gerai jual apam balik... hahahahaha)

Bahan-bahan:
2 cawan tepung gandum
1.5 cawan air
1/3 cawan gula
2 biji telur
1 sudu teh baking powder
1 sudu teh yis mauripan
2 sudu besar minyak masak
Secubit garam

Bahan tabur:
Kacang tanah yang telah dikisar
1 tin jagung cream
Susu pekat (optional)
Gula (optional)


Cara-cara:
  1. Blend telur & gula hingga kembang.
  2. Masukkan baking powder, yis, minyak & garam, blend. Masukkan air, blend lagi.
  3. Masukan tepung, blend lagi.
  4. Perap 1 hingga 2 jam.
  5. Guna kuali non stick, tak perlu letak minyak.
  6. Tuangkan adunan yang diperap tadi. Ikut cita rasa sendiri, sama ada nak buat besar atau kecil.
  7. Taburkan bahan taburan (ikut cita rasa sendiri).
  8. Biarkan beberapa minit & angkat.
  9. Siap untuk dihidang & makan!
cream corn royal elephant
jagung cream yang digunakan 

homemade apam balik
tadaa~~ siap dah homemade apam balik kamek!

homemade apam balik
isi homemade apam balik


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ramadhan & Quran

Tazkirah Simple Iftar (TSI)
By : Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan


Allah (swt) mentions RAMADHAN only ONCE in the Qur'an.

For Muslims all over the world we always think about fasting when we think of Ramadhan.

However note that Allah did not introduce Ramadhan with fasting.
So what did Allah say?

Al Baqarah Aaya 185:
"Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong).."

Allah INTRODUCED Ramadhan with the QUR'AN instead.
  • The month of Ramadhan is in fact when the Qur'an was sent down.
  • Hence the FIRST thing we have to think about when it comes to Ramadhan is the QUR'AN.

Muslims know that Ramadhan is a time to get closer to Allah, time to make a lot of doa, to give up on sins, to make istighfar. We have to do a little extra, go to the mosque, when before we do not go.

But what is actually the KEY to getting closer to Allah?
  • It is the QUR'AN.
  • To fulfil the purpose of Ramadhan, this month has to be about the Qur'an for all of us.
  • Treat it like we never had a relationship with the Qur'an before, like we are starting all over again.

WHY OVER AGAIN?

Answer is back in Aaya 185 of Al Baqarah :

Al Baqarah is a Madani surah, which means it came down when Rasululah SAW and the Muslims have made the Hijrah to Madinah. They have been Muslims for a long time and by then they already know Quran is guidance for humanity.  But when Allah introduces Ramadhan in Al Baqarah 185, Allah also re introduce the Qur'an - saying the Qur'an is guidance for people - which the Muslims and companions already know at that time.

The Lesson from this:
When Allah RE-INTRODUCE us to the Qur'an in that aaya, it's almost like Allah SWT wants us to to start all over again.
  • Start reading and studying the Qur'an.
  • Start reflecting and thinking about the Qur'an in this month of Ramadhan like we have never read it before.
  • Like it's the first time!

This is BEAUTIFUL. Why?

If we did fulfill the rites of Ramadhan, what Allah expects of us, Rasulullah has said that all our previous sins will be forgiven. We get a new start. This new start will come from us making a new start in our life in Ramadhan, and a new start with the Qur'an.

May Allah keeps us strong and steadfast in studying the Qur'an this Ramadhan and beyond. May Allah gives us clarity of mind and heart to understand it. May Allah grant us wisdom to apply the knowledge from it and to teach it to others. Aameen.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tips To Educate Our Children To Solah

These are the tips we use to educate our daughter to solah with us. Alhamdulillah it works for us. We educate our daughter to solah since she is 1 year old ++. Even though it's not compulsory for her to solah. We think that it's easier to educate her when she is still small, because the children learn by imitating adults.


1. Actions speak louder than words. When the baby is still small, we (either dad or mom) can hug / hold the baby or put the baby beside us while we are performing solah, so that the baby can watch our action.

It was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) carried a small girl whilst he was praying, picking her up when he stood up and putting her down when he prostrated (sujood). This was reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim from Abu Qutaadah al-Ansaari: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray whilst he was carrying Umaamah, the daughter of Zaynab bint Rasool-Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). According to the report of Abu’l-‘Aas ibn Rabee’ah ibn ‘Abd Shams, when he prostrated he put her down, and when he stood up he picked her up.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 486, and Muslim, no. 844). 

How we pray while holding the baby 


2. Take out the distractions while we solah, such as toys, tv, handphone and computer.

Before we start solah, we will turn off the tv first. Or, sometimes we just turn down the volume of tv and start solah, our daughter will definitely get the remote and turn off the tv first, then only join us to solah together.


3. Always practice solah in a group / as a family and solah in loud voice for maghrib & isyak.

We used to solah together and her papa will read the recitations in loud voice for maghrib & isyak. Our daughter will follow our actions & recite together, even though the pronunciation is still not 100% correct & complete, but we can understand which surah she is reciting actually. Currently, she knows surah Al-Fatihah, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq & An-Nas.


4. Get them interest to listen to adhan, iqamat or quran recitations.

She likes to listen to adhan & Quran recitations on tv. At that time, she will stop from playing, stand in front of tv & watch it until the end. Sometimes, she will grab a Quran / Iqro' book to ask us to recite for her, too.

adhan
She is placing her hands to her ears when she saw someone reciting the adhan.


5. Don't start by offering / rewarding them with something for they to solah together. However, praise them / hug them for their effort to solah together with us. Educate them that they are not doing something just because of the rewards.

We never offer our daughter any reward for following us solah. It’s true that “do this and get that” type rewards can improve behavior in the short term. However, the praise-and-reward method will cause the children end up doing things to impress, instead of doing things for themselves. The more rewards we use, the more we have to use them to keep children motivated.


6. Invite them to solah together. Don't force them if they don't want to solah. Just keep encouraging them to solah with us from time to time.

Sometimes, our daughter doesn't want to follow us to solah together. We just ask her, "Do you want to solah together?" At first, she declined. But then she suddenly stand besides us & solah together. Don't force a child to solah when it is not obligatory upon them. Educate them to give them a reason so that they solah. 


7. Buy them tudung or telekung they like (for daughter) if affordable

Like our daughter, she likes to copy our actions. What we wear, how we wear. They observe, they learn & they do. Before this, she likes to take her mama's headscarf or telekung and wear it, even the size is far too big for her. After bought her a pinky telekung, everytime we solah, she will get her telekung and wear it by herself then start solah. Sometimes, when she can't wear it well, she will get angry and cry. Haha..


1st pic: She didn't have a tudung / telekung at that time. When her papa is praying, she put on her receiving blanket to cover her head & asked her mama to wear her a long sleeve shirt.

2nd pic: She is wearing her mama's telekung. She doesn't want to take it off & can't force her to take it off too. Oh my...

3rd pic: Finally, she gets her own telekung. We bought it online. It's quite big / long for her, yet she loves it very much.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Recipe Simple Pancake & Banana Pancake

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Sebelum ini saya dah cuba buat pancake biasa. Hari ini pula buat banana pancake sebagai breakfast. Sebab Hui Zhen suka makan banana. Terfikir maybe dia akan suka banana pancake.

So, sini ada 2 simple recipes : pancake biasa & banana pancake ya.


Pancake Biasa

Bahan-bahan:
1 cawan tepung gandum
1 cawan fresh milk
1 biji telur
1.5 sudu gula
1 sudu mentega
1 sudu kecil baking powder
Sedikit vanilla essence

Cara-cara:
  1. Campurkan semua bahan di atas & kacau sehingga sebati.
  2. Ambil 1 senduk adunan bahan tadi & tuangkan ke dalam non-stick pan. Gunakan api kecil je tau.
  3. Terbalikkan pancake selepas 2-3 minit (depends).
  4. Dah siap. Boleh dihidangkan. Sapu madu jika nak lebih sedap. :)
Remarks:
Kalau nak quantity yang lebih banyak, boleh double up / triple up the ingredients above.


simple pancake
Pancake biasa. "Love" shape pancake itu saja buat surprise untuk mr hubby. :D


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Flourless Banana Pancake

Bahan-bahan:
1 biji pisang
2 biji telur

Cara-cara:
  1. Penyekkan / hancurkan pisang.
  2. Campur pisang yang telah dihancurkan dengan telur & kacau sehingga sebati.
  3. Ambil 1 senduk adunan bahan tadi & tuangkan ke dalam non-stick pan. Gunakan api kecil.
  4. Terbalikkan pancake selepas 2-3 minit (depends).
  5. Dah siap. Boleh dihidangkan.
Remarks:
Kena letak sedikit minyak masak / mentega dalam non-stick pan sebelum letak adunan bahan. Ini disebabkan telur cepat masak & mudah melekat berbanding pancake biasa tadi. (maybe non-stick pan saya tak begitu high quality kut..)

banana pancake
Banana pancake. Wangi & sedap. Tak perlu sapu apa-apa jem pun dah cukup sedap. Yummy! 


eating banana pancake
Hui Zhen loves the banana pancake a lot! Next time mama buat lagi ek..


Saturday, May 16, 2015

What If Allah...

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

In our life, have we ever think how much Allah has given us and yet how much we have thank Him for what He give us?

What if Allah choose not to bless us today because we didn't even have the time to thank Him for His blessings yesterday?

What if Allah decided to stop guiding us tomorrow because we disobey Him today?

What if Allah sent down drought because we grumbled when Allah sent the rain?

What if Allah took away the Quran tomorrow because we would not read it today?

What if Allah took away His message because we failed to obey the messenger?

What if the door of the Mosque was closed because we did not bother to even go to the mosque for one single prayer?

What if Allah stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love and care for others?

What if Allah choose to ignore us today because we would not listen to Him?

What if Allah answered our prayers according to the way we answer His calls?

What if Allah provided our needs according to the way we appreciate our lives that Allah gives us?


The question is did Allah ever stop love, care, and provide for us when we disobey Him? The answer is 'No'. It shows that how loving and merciful Allah is and He will always be most forgiving and most merciful, but how do we show that we are grateful for what Allah has given us?


Al-Mughirah ibn Shu’bah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would pray until his feet were swollen. It was said, “Why do you do this when Allah has forgiven your past and future sins?” The Prophet said, “Shall I not be a grateful servant?”
[Source: Sahih Muslim 2819]

The more Allah showers His blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him), the more act of worship that he performed to show his gratefulness.

If we love Allah, start doing something that Allah has commanded us to do. Take the Prophet (peace be upon him) as our best example. Don't wait until when there is no more time for us then all will be too late.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Checklist Barang Keperluan Bayi

[Updated : 01/12/2015 ]

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Sebelum saya melahirkan Hui Zhen pada 2 tahun lepas, saya ada membuat checklist / senarai barang keperluan bayi. Selepas bersalin, checklist itu entah hilang ke mana (rasanya dah dibuang ke dalam tong sampah). Waktu itu budget diri ini ingatan bagus la, boleh ingat semua sampai bila-bila. Mana tahu... Haish.. Sekarang terpaksa buat checklist barang keperluan bayi semula untuk anak kedua ini. Dan baik saya tulis entry ini kat blog untuk rujukan pada masa akan datang (dan anak-anak akan datang). InsyaAllah.

Checklist yang saya buat ini general for all. Tapi ada sesetengah items itu saya tak beli / beli tapi tak pernah guna langsung. Depends on individual & own judgement sama ada barang itu betul-betul diperlukan atau tidak. Barang2 yang betul2 diperlukan atau paling asas, saya dah tanda * di tepi. Yang tak ada tanda * tu, optional. Bagi saya, yang tak ada tanda * tu boleh dijimatkan. :)

Checklist barang keperluan bayi ini saya bahagikan kepada beberapa kategori. Senang sikit. Tak bercampur-aduk.


A) Pakaian Bayi
- Baju lengan panjang & pendek*
- Seluar panjang & pendek*
- Baju sejuk
- Sarung tangan & kaki*
- Topi
- Tuala mandi*
- Tuala muka / sapu tangan kecil*
- Pampers*
- Lampin / napkin*
- 5 / 6 safety pin
- Seluar kalis air
- Barut
- Receiving blanket*
- Kain bedung
- Pencuci baju bayi
- Kasut

Remarks:
  • Baju newborn - 2-3 set dah cukup. Sebab bayi cepat membesar.
  • Baju sejuk - saya beli sehelai sahaja sebelum ini. Jarang guna sebab cuaca di Malaysia panas.
  • Topi - jarang guna sebab bila keluar masuk hospital waktu berpantang dulu guna receiving blanket sahaja. Senang nak cover kepala & badan bayi.
  • Pampers - jangan banyak beli yang newborn size. Bayi cepat membesar.
  • Bagi sesiapa yang rajin membasuh & nak berjimat, boleh beli lampin banyak. Saya beli banyak, sehingga 3-4 packs lampin. Tu pun tak guna semua. Bazir. Guna waktu berpantang sahaja sebab confinement lady yang basuhkan. Hehe.. Bila dah start bekerja guna pampers sahaja.
  • Safety pin - saya beli tapi tak pernah guna langsung. Takut tercucuk bayi. Lagipun bayi tak banyak gerak waktu kecil, so lampin yang dipakaikan masih dalam keadaan elok bila nak tukar lampin. Anak kedua saya bercadang tukar guna cloth diaper secara berperingkat.
  • Kain bedung - saya guna lampin sahaja untuk bedung bayi.
  • Kasut - saya tak beli kasut untuk anak saya. Bukannya dia boleh berjalan pun & lagipun dia cepat membesar kan.
B) Barang Penjagaan Bayi
- Lotion
- Bedak & bekas bedak
- Baby oil
- Minyak yuyi / telon / kayu putih*
- Pencuci mulut
- Sikat lembut
- Wet tissue*
- Barang mandian*
- Nappy rash cream*
- Pengetip kuku*
- Facial cotton
- Alcohol swab

Remarks:
  • Lotion, bedak & bekas bedak - amat jarang digunakan. Bayi dah ada bau badan dia sendiri. Wangi pula tu. Lagipun, saya tak suka bau-bau lotion & bedak. Rasa susah bernafas. And bedak ada habuk-habuk yang halus, boleh menyebabkan masalah pernafasan dan kerosakan paru-paru yang serius jika bayi menghirup habuk-habuk halus itu. Boleh try tanya uncle google kalau tak percaya: "Is it safe to use baby powder?"
  • Saya guna minyak kayu putih (cap burung kakatua) untuk sapu kat perut & kaki bayi. Brand ini mak saya yang rekomen. Waktu kami adik-beradik kecil dulu guna brand ini sahaja. And saya pun tak suka bau minyak yuyi.
  • Sikat lembut - tak pernah beli pun. Saya sikat guna jari sahaja. Haha...
  • Alcohol swab - biasanya hospital ada bagi botol merah kecil yang berisi air alcohol untuk sapu pusat bayi. Boleh guna yang itu sahaja. Yang ni suami saya yang beli. Tak tanya pula sebab apa dia beli. Hehe..
  • Baby oil - biasanya bayi ada kesan kotoran di bahagian belakang telinga, ketiak, celah2 kaki & tangan. Jadi saya akan letak sikit baby oil di kapas & sapu di bahagian tersebut untuk menanggalkan kesan tersebut. Pun boleh digunakan untuk menghilangkan kesan darah di kepala bayi secara perlahan2.
  • Nappy rash cream - saya guna Drapolene Cream (color pink). Boleh beli di mana2 farmasi. So far saya guna ni amat berkesan. Bila Hui Zhen cirit-birit, mesti akan melecet di buntut. Saya sapu sekali setiap kali dia cirit, alhamdulillah tidak pernah melecet selepas itu.
C) Keperluan Menyusu
- Botol susu : 3oz, 5oz*
- Puting susu botol (tengok size / lubang)
- Steamer / Warmer
- Breastpump*
- Breastmilk storage (bag/bottle)*
- Berus cucian botol*
- Pencuci botol*
- Tempat pengering botol
- Milk dispenser (kalau ada bagi formula milk)
- Nipple cream

Remarks:
  • Steamer / warmer - saya tak pernah beli. Guna air panas sahaja untuk cairkan breastmilk yang dah dibekukan / panaskan formula milk.
  • Breastpump - saya beli breastpump brand Rumble Tuff. So far not bad. Puas hati. Pernah guna manual breastpump. Sakit gila bila pump. Aduh... Last2, dibuang ke dalam tong sampah.
  • Nipple cream - tak beli pun tak apa. Saya sapu breastmilk di tempat yang merekah / cedera je. Natural way to heal.
D) Barang Mama
- Set lepas bersalin + bengkung
- Maternity pad / sanitary pad
- Nursing bra
- Breast pad (reusable/washable/disposable)
- Stokin

Remarks:
  • Maternity pad / sanitary pad - saya guna maternity pad je. Darah nifas tu lebih kurang macam darah haid je. So bagi saya, tak perlulah sengaja beli pad yang lain.
  • Breast pad - saya guna milk collection shells. Boleh basuh & guna lagi. Tahan lama.
  • Set lepas bersalin - saya tak beli. Haha... Banyak makan yang natural foods sahaja. Tak adalah beli apa-apa set pantang pun.

E) Keperluan-Keperluan Lain
- Bath tub*
- Baby cot / playpen*
- Stroller
- Walker
- Baby carrier*
- Car seat*
- High chair
- Bakul / almari untuk barang bayi
- Bantal

Remarks:
  • Baby cot untuk anak pertama. Playpen untuk anak kedua. Saya prefer playpen.
  • Stroller / car seat - Stroller tak guna sebab agak susah nak bergerak ketika berjalan2. Saya selalu guna ring sling je. Car seat amat disarankan untuk keselamatan bayi.
  • Walker - tak guna untuk anak kedua sebab lepas membaca, mendapati walker akan melambatkan perkembangan motor tubuh anak. Boleh cari di google : "Keburukan Baby Walker".
  • High chair - pernah fikir nak beli, tapi tak jadi.
  • Baby carrier - kawan saya yang merupakan breastfeeding counselor ada bagi ring sling. At first tak guna sangat sebab tak pandai guna. Bila Hui Zhen dah besar & berat untuk didukung, try la ring sling tu. Best la. Ringan & senang nak bawa berjalan. Kalau nak beli baby carrier, kena berjaga-jaga sikit. Ada jenis yang tak sesuai untuk tumbesaran bayi & mungkin boleh membahayakan nyawa bayi. Jangan nampak murah & cantik terus beli. Kaji dulu. Keselamatan diutamakan k.
  • Bantal - saya tak sarankan guna bantal yang ada lubang bulat di tengah. Orang kata kononnya nak kepala bayi bulat & cantik. Guna lampin sahaja pun cukup. Bayi kena tidur mengiring supaya bila dia muntah susu tak tercekik / masuk hidung. Hui Zhen dulu pernah termuntah susu & masuk hidung sebab tu. Sejak hari itu, saya tidak guna bantal jenis tu & letakkannya tidur mengiring, walaupun orang2 tua kedua-dua pihak ingin menjaga "kebulatan" kepala. Saya sedar bahawa, saya rela anak saya tak cantik dari segi rupa, asalkan dia selamat.

Checklist bagi barang bayi yang nak dibawa ke hospital kat entry lain pula ya. Sekarang "belanja" gambar pula. Hehe...

pakaian keperluan bayi
Koleksi pakaian Hui Zhen waktu dia kecil dulu. Boleh dikatakan kebanyakannya mak saya pos dari Sarawak. Dan pakaian dari hometown itulah pakaian kami adik-beradik dulu tau? Mak kata dia simpan untuk cucunya. Haha..

kain barut cina
Ini kain barut style orang cina. Turun-temurun juga ni.

baby socks
Ini socks yang saya dah asingkan untuk TIDAK dipakaikan pada anak kedua nanti. Risau benang-benang dalam stokin itu terikat pada jari kaki dia nanti & terluka tanpa disedari.

selimut tuala mandi bayi
Koleksi selimut & tuala mandi yang mak sengaja belikan & poskan dari Sarawak.

minyak kayu putih cap burung kakatua
Minyak kayu putih - dipos dari Sarawak juga. Sebab kat sini tak tau nak beli kat mana.

pencuci mulut bayi
Pencuci mulut bayi - untuk hilangkan susu kat lidah bayi. Biasanya orang Melayu guna napkin + air suam kan. Ini kira style orang Cina cuci mulut bayi kut.

medela milk collection shells
Milk collection shells. Saya tak guna disposable breast pad. Breastmilk yang terkumpul dalam shells boleh disimpan & bagi bayi minum nanti. Tak adalah membazir kan.

alcohol swab
Alcohol swab untuk lap pusat bayi.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Parents' Love For Their Children

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

I downloaded these pictures from somewhere which i already forgot.

They are very meaningful for me.

The pictures' wordings are in Chinese character. Thus, I tried to translate them to English, so that everyone can understand. By the way, I am not a professional translator. So, if anyone who has better translations, please do let me know ya. Thanks...


parents love for children
When you are not at home, they will just eat as simple as they could. 
When you are at home, they prepare great meals for you everyday.

parents love for children
When you are not at home, they will view your profile again and again to follow the updates.
When you are at home, they always have lots of exhortation to say to you.
parents love for children
When you are not at home, they keep talking about you intentionally or unintentionally in front of other people.
When you are at home, they keep giving you the cold-shoulder.

parents love for children
When you are not at home, you have taken up the burden of life.
When you are at home, your parents are deeply touched if you help them doing some housework.

parents love for children
When you are not at home, you are smart and competent.
When you are at home, you are a child who always need to be taken care of.

parents love for children
They are your people first thought when you are wronged.
They are your initial energy source of your hard work.

parents love for children
However, one day, you will find out...
Many things that they should be able to do, become very difficult for them to do.
Their memory becomes poorer and poorer.
Their hearing also getting worse.

parents love for children
The faster you run, but you do not realize that they walked slower and slower.
The bigger and stronger your are, they also getting older.
When you get used to the days of their existence,
you even forget that they will..... LEAVE.

parents love for children
You cannot think of.
This thought makes a deep fear.
When you finally realize, it's time to pay back them.

parents love for children
So, faster go home, before it is too late!

parents love for children
Say hello to all the parents of the world. You have worked hard.

parents love for children


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Love your parents and treat them with loving care.
For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair. :'(


Let's not forget to appreciate our parents.
No matter what, remember that they have brought us into this world
and raised us up with countless sacrifices.

"We never prayed to have them. But they may have prayed to have us."



In addition, Islam has thought us:

"And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small."

[Al Isra'a 17:23-24]


     



P/S: It reminds me of my parents who stay at Sarawak. I miss them so much... Sob sob... :'(

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Cloth Diapering~~~

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Alhamdulillah... Semalam pakcik pos laju hantar sebungkus bungkusan cloth diaper (CD) yang saya order online last week. Selamat sampai ke tangan tuan punya. Yeay~

Tak sabar betul nak buka bungkusan itu. Ada 10 pcs in total. Supplier itu siap bagi satu free big laundry bag & disertakan dengan nota "cinta" - panduan mencuci CD. Malam semalam juga terus pergi Manjaku beli Pureen HAD - khas untuk mencuci CD. Ramai mommies recommend brand ini untuk mencuci CD. 

Sebenarnya, sebelum Hui Zhen dilahirkan, memang dah tahu kewujudan CD ini. Cuma tak pergi explore what is CD actually. Lagipun, waktu tu tak terfikir pasal kos pampers pun. 

Sekarang tengah tunggu baby kedua ini lahir, kos kehidupan in future pasti akan meningkat. Tambahan pula dengan isu hangat terkini - GST, baru terfikir nak mula "cut cost" untuk jangka masa pendek & jangka masa panjang.

Saya start study pasal CD ini few weeks ago. Siap masuk dalam beberapa group FB khas untuk CD. Tak main-main ya. Betul-betul study ni. Hehe...

Saya dah baca semua dokumen CD yang berkaitan dalam group tersebut dan juga pm beberapa orang supplier untuk diminta memberi tunjuk ajar. Sebabnya, makin saya baca, makin pening jadinya. Tapi, few suppliers yang saya tanya tu tak berapa pandai nak explain secara detail. Ada juga try cari kelas tentang CD, tapi tak ada juga.

Sungguh saya tak faham, how come ada so many babywearing classes, but none for cloth diaper class? Frust nyaaaaa.... Saya cadangkan sesiapa yang pakar dalam CD ini boleh la share experience mereka ataupun buatkan class untuk newbies. :)

Disingkatkan cerita, akhirnya, dapat juga tunjuk ajar dari seorang supplier ini. Sister ini rajin membalas soalan saya yang bertubi-tubi. Kasihan dia kena layan soalan saya dari awal 7 pagi lagi. Tapi, saya kena tanya juga, kalau tak sampai bila saya nak faham kan?

CD ini cadangnya nak bagi newborn baby & Hui Zhen pakai nanti... Kena cuci dulu la kan. Tak sempat lagi nak cuci semalam & hari ini.


cloth diaper and free laundry bag
Cloth diapers + free laundry bag

panduan cuci cloth diaper
Panduan cuci cloth diapers dari supplier

pureen HAD pencuci cloth diaper
Pureen H.A.D. - khas untuk mencuci CD


CD ini... ada banyak jenis. Insert CD pun ada macam-macam. Newbie macam saya ini mesti banyak membaca & bertanya. For your info, baca sahaja tak semestinya faham ya.

InsyaAllah, saya akan cuba gain more knowledge in this field and will try to help other mommies who want to try CD for their babies. Ilmu yang baik & berguna mestilah disebar-sebarkan. (^,^)

Our journey of cloth diapering will begin soon. Wait for our updates from time to time ya.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Usrah Family: Akhlak Muhammad S.A.W. [part 1]

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Beberapa minggu yang lepas, kami telah membeli sebuah buku yang bertajuk "Ensiklopedia Akhlak Muhammad S.A.W.". Harganya RM98 senaskah. Boleh mendapatkannya di MPH Bookstores.

Kami sudah mula membuat mini usrah family kami beberapa minggu lepas. InsyaAllah kami cuba maintain buat mini usrah family ini minimum setiap minggu sekali. Sesi untuk berkongsi ilmu & pendapat. :)

Dan kami akan cuba summarize mini usrah kami & berkongsi ilmu dengan kalian juga. Sama-sama kita belajar ya. InsyaAllah. :D

ensiklopedia akhlak Muhammad S.A.W.
Ensiklopedia Akhlak Muhammad S.A.W.
Description dari belakang buku tersebut:

Rasulullah SAW adalah sumber teladan yang layak kita ikuti, kerana Allah SWT berfirman: "Demi sesungguhnya, adalah bagi kamu pada diri Rasulullah itu contoh ikutan yang baik, iaitu bagi orang yang sentiasa mengharapkan (keredaan) Allah dan (balasan baik) hari akhirat, serta ia pula menyebut dan mengingati Allah banyak-banyak (dalam masa susah dan senang)"
[Surah al-Ahzab: 21]

Keteladanan yang baginda tunjukkan melalui akhlak mulia adalah rahsia kejayaan baginda dalam menyampaikan dakwah Islam dan ini dilakui oleh banyak pihak, sama ada muslim ataupun bukan muslim.

Penjelasan secara terperinci tentang rahsia itu kini ada di dalam ensiklopedia ini sehingga pembaca dapat mengamalkannya di dalam kehidupan sehari-hari dan memperolehi kebahagiaan di dunia dan akhirat.


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Pendahuluan:
  • Perkataan yang benar adalah al-Quran yang suci & hidayah terbaik adalah hidayah yang datang daripada Rasulullah S.A.W.
  • Amalan terburuk adalah hal-hal baru (dalam agama).
  • Setiap hal baru tersebut tergolong bidaah; setiap bidaah memimpin menuju kesesatan; setiap kesesatan akan kembali ke neraka.
  • Seorang mukmin harus berusaha keras untuk menjadi buah tutur yang baik bagi generasi akan datang.
  • Kalilullah Ibrahim a.s. pernah memohon, "Dan jadikanlah aku buah tutur yang baik bagi orang-orang (yang datang) kemudian." [Al-Syu'ara' 26:84]
  • Islam membawa misi dakwah yang menjunjung akhlak mulia & berasaskan akhlak yang luhur.
  • Akhlak mulia adalah Islam itu sendiri.
  • Ketika Aisyah r.a. ditanya Qatadah mengenai akhlak Nabi S.A.W., dia menjawab, "Akhlak Rasulullah adalah al-Quran." [HR Ahmad; hadis sahih]
  • Intipati utama agama Islam adalah akhlak. Jika seseorang memiliki akhlak yang lebih baik daripada akhlakmu bererti dia lebih tinggi darjatnya daripada dirimu dalam hal agama.
  • Akhlak yang baik itu berdiri di atas 4 asas: Kesabaran, Keberanian, Keadilan, Kesucian.
  • Kesabaran: membantu seseorang untuk lebih tahan lasak, mampu menahan amarah, tidak merugikan orang lain, bersikap lemah-lembut, santun & tedak tergesa-gesa dalam melakukan sesuatu.
  • Keberanian: menjadikan seseorang kuat untuk menjaga harga diri, mudah untuk menetapkan aturan & akhlak mulia, ringan tangan, tidak ragu mengeluarkan harta yang dicintainya, menggenggam erat ketegasan jiwanya & tidak mudah putus asa, mampu melawan hawa nafsu. Rasulullah S.A.W. bersabda, "Keberanian bukanlah ditunjukkan dalam bergaduh, melainkan dalam menguasai jiwa ketika marah." [HR Al-Bukhari & Muslim]
  • Keadilan: mengasah sikap seseorang untuk terus berupaya membetulkan perangainya, membantu memilih antara bersikap terlalu berlebihan & bersikap terlalu kurang, bersikap dermawan & murah hati, menyuntikkan sifat berani, melahirkan sifat santun.
  • Kesucian: mendorong seseorang untuk tidak tergelincir ke dalam perkataan & tindakan yang merendahkan & menjatuhkan martabatnya, menghindarkannya untuk terlibat dalam perbuatan keji, kedekut, dusta, mengumpat & mengadu domba.
  • Dengan ilmu, seseorang dapat mengenal & mengetahui akhlak mulia & akhlak tercela.
  • Rasulullah S.A.W. bersabda, "Sesuatu yang paling berat dalam neraca timbangan adalah akhlak mulia." [HR Ahmad,; hahis sahih]
  • Rasulullah S.A.W. bersabda, "Orang mukmin yang paling mulia adalah orang-orang yang berakhlak mulia." [HR Abu Daud, At-Tirmizi & Hasan; hadis sahih]
  • Akhlak mulia memiliki potensi yang besar dalam kejayaan dakwah agama Allah di muka bumi, sebagaimana ia mudah meresapi hati para pendengar.
  • Manusia tidak melihat kadar ilmu & kadar ibadah kita. Mereka lebih sering memperhatikan perangai & cara bermuamalah kita.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Authentic Dua (Supplication) Practice Before Sleeping

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

Before we go to bed every night, normally we will recite the last three chapters of the Quran, after that blow into our palms, and then only we start wiping over our body with the palms.

Actually, we just knew that our practice all these while was wrong few months ago. My husband said it is supposed to be based on the below authentic hadith:
Al-Bukhari recorded from `A'ishah that whenever the Prophet would go to bed every night, he would put his palms together and blow into them. Then he would recite into them (his palms), `Say: He is Allah, One', `Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of Al-Falaq', and `Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind.' Then he would wipe whatever he was able to of his body with them (his palms). He would begin wiping his head and face with them and the front part of his body. He would do this (wiping his body) three times[Bukhari and Al-Fath 9/62, Muslim 4/1723]

Since then, we start to practice the way as above every night before we go to bed. And normally I will do it the same way to my daughter too. I did it continuously to my daughter for few nights until...

One night, before I start anything, she puts her palms together and blow. She already knew what I am going to do next! MasyaAllah...

So I start the dua while she continue her breastfeeding. Before I ended my last sentence of third chapter of the Quran, she will stop breastfeeding and lay down statically to let me to wipe her body with my palms. MasyaAllah... Another surprise!

After I wiped over her body until her feet, she wakes up, puts together her palms and blow again. Guess what is her next step? Yes, she wipes my feet! MasyaAllah masyaAllah masyaAllah...

I never expect she will do that. Alhamdulillah... Allah has grant us the most precious gift!

Why not you also start this Sunnah practice with your family? ;)

dua before sleep
baby Hui Zhen is sleeping...

Friday, February 6, 2015

How Our Blog Exist?

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

Sebelum ini saya pernah memberitahu yang saya ini suka sangat tukar template blog.

Asyik tukar je template blog, dari blog saya sendiri (beberapa blog pula tu sebab alasannya nak testing template dan letak tema yang berbeza) sehingga la blog suami saya pun menjadi salah satu "mangsa". dan akhirnya malas pula nak fikir template untuk dua blog sekali dan seterusnya menggabungkan dua blog jadi satu. haha.. bijak tak? ;P

Selama ini saya cuba mencari satu template yang cantik yet not too simple / plain, and paling penting memenuhi citarasa saya. background tak nak too feminine (lagi la kalau color pink.. uekkk) and too masculine. nak nampak "nature" tapi tak nak too crowded. demand betul kan saya ni? ish ish ish... (macam manalah suami saya boleh tahan dengan kerenah saya selama ni... opppsss...)

Lagi satu, saya mencari coding untuk membuat dropdown menu yang cantik dan sedap mata memandang. cewah... berjaya buat dropdown menu, tapi tak cantik pun. sebab itulah tak pernah rasa berpuas hati lepas tukar satu, satu template. sesiapa yang selalu mengikuti perkembangan blog ini (kalau ada la) mesti perasan, kenapalah template blog ni asyik bertukar kan (walaupun baru 3 atau 4 kali la).

Sehinggalah........................



Tadaaaa!!!! Blog template yang terkini... yang awak tengah view la ni.. comel kan. errr... i mean, ok kan.

Alhamdulillah.... syukur sangat. suami saya pun puji cantik tau... (bak selalu dengar orang kata, kembang hidung. betul ke penggunaannya?)

InsyaAllah lepas ni tak perlu tukar template lagi kut. template ni lah yang paling berpuas hati. cuma sekarang tengah pening fikir macam mana nak tulis post, banyakkan post, make-up sikit template yang sedia ada ni.

Dah la saya ni walaupun teringin untuk menulis, macam ada banyak idea je untuk menulis, tapi bila sampai nak menaip tu, tiba-tiba blank. tak tahu nak start macam mana. ayat apa yang sesuai.

Suami saya suruh tulis je point dulu kat buku dulu. lepas tu baru bina ayat. lama-lama jadi la karangan. tapi bila tulis kat buku, tak ada pula feeling tulis blog. ayat pun tergantung begitu je. mesti kena taip kat blog juga. susah betul...

Ini cerita saja-saja tentang blog template dan effort saya untuk blog ini. sorry la kalau post ini agak membosankan. terima kasih juga kalau sudi baca post ini sampai habis. hehe... :)

hui zhen is thinking and wondering
baby hui zhen is wondering...

Oh ya... kalau sesiapa yang baru mula menulis blog atau mencari coding yang sesuai dengan blog atau nak cantikkan blog ke, boleh rujuk website ini : Helplogger. saya pun sedang belajar dari situ. insyaAllah banyak yang boleh dipelajari dan juga mudah difahami. Happy exploring ya~

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Nak berkongsi apa-apa tips atau petua yang awak jumpa atau amalkan? silalah komen di bawah ya. InsyaAllah, setiap penyebaran ilmu itu adalah ibadah. Semoga segala urusan kita dipermudahkan-Nya. Ameen... :)