Mia’s concert day

It was sometime in July she’s been telling us her concert is going to be awesome.”Mommy, I’m going to dance to this song…look mommy, this is how …”  Songs to practice, dance move  to memorize, I was pretty amaze alright. Not just one show, but quite a number of dance she’s in it.  She is aware this would be her last concert as a kindergarten kid. Uhuh, next year a brand new school to go – the big school as we both label it for her.

A week before the concert day, I found out she will be giving out her graduation speech  – in mandarin! In all honesty, I was thrill but also nervous for her  because 1) i do not know mandarin (eventho her teacher gave the script, but the intonation is very important and sorry mommy don’t know much)  2) it was such a short time for her to memorize + mia kept  mixed up few lines  and gets frustrated easily when we urge her to practice, practice, practice.

Anyhoo, the day finally came- it was on 21st October, on a Sunday morning. Like always, she’s pretty easy to be woken up in the morning.

All ready to perform!

Mia and friends performing their taekwondo skills.

Together with Nathania, singing their graduation song.

And here’s the BEST part, she nailed it with her mandarin speech.If I may say, she did it flawlessly and received thunderous applause 🙂 . If you look closely, behind is the screen of the translation. Ok I confess it really got me tear up! Happy was beyond what I felt that day. So proud of her, giving speech oh so bravely in front of the audience (unlike mommy). [had a tough time trying to upload her speech video, might need to resize it, will update this back soon]

Mia with her class teacher Tania & Principal Ms.Indra. Of course baby brother got to be in the picture as well.

with her Mandarin teacher, Ms.Vivian, loving and dedicated teacher. She’s a gem!

Love you to the moon and back!

More pictures in the flickr set here

Super 5!

My girl was super happy with her birthday celebration done in school. It was a fun affairs gathered among her friends and teachers. It brings me such joy to make my daughter happy. Mom, Ted, myself and even small brother Mikey make way to her sister’s birthday.

The super rainbow cake by That Last Slice. So yummy, couple kids asked for another slice! Yerp thattttt good!

Something to make the girls pretty. My handmade fabric flowers for each cutie pie.

Party favors for the girls – hairclip, jelly, cloud 9 chocolate, small notebook (buku555) and pencil.

Party favors for the boys – a felt mustache, small notebook (buku555), pencil,  jelly and a cloud 9 chocolate. One item missing from kids goodies is yogurt drink.

Mia wrote her friends name in each goody bags. Credits and many thanks to Kiki for the free printable awesome tags [boy][girl]. It totally brings out the simplicity of the goody bags and  love it! 🙂

I love you Mia .

Mia's Sports Day

She looks so grown up here! With her friend Kasih (left) and Humairah. It was held last Sunday in an indoor hall nearby PJ area. Yes it was done indoor. I’m glad tho’ because  of 1 – baby Mike ,who btw just cannot tahan w extreme hotness, and 2. it’s hard no? to forecast Malaysia weather. True enough, it rained cats and dogs that evening! But all in all, Mia had fun! Well she did cried once during a march pass, because her partner (a boy) wont hold her hand.HAHA

Party for her


So it was  last Saturday the party finally got materialize. Truth to be told,  we’ve been planning to throw her birthday party for quite  awhile, even before I was pregnant. Nevermind her actual birth date was some two months ago (Sept 9th), we feels she deserved to have at least one great party in her life heh! What more, at this age she begins to understand the whole blowing candles, singing birthday song, I couldn’t think of reason not to throw one for her.

Now being realistic, throwing a kid’s party these days ain’t cheap, so since we’re on a budget, we try to be creative and reasonable. We took months planning for it and did quite an extensive research on everything a three year old birthday party could ever have. This was one of the ‘project‘ I’ve been keeping myself occupied during my pregnancy months teehee.

Since it was an outdoor party, weather was our number one concern. Days leading up to her party, KL has been raining almost every evening! Everyday we prayed hard for the rain to stop but finally we decided it was better to move up the time (12pm!) in hope to avoid the heavy downpour in the evening.

That morning at around 10.30 am as we were busy assemble the tables, it  started to rain. I was this >close< to change the venue , but Ted was the +ve one who calm me down saying “look at the clouds,  lookin bright and insya Allah the sun will come up, let’s just wait for awhile ok“, and soon after, it finally did stop! I was thrill!We were happy, and quickly set up the decors, prep the food and what not. While we were away, Mom took care of the  kids (thanks Ma!). My aunt and Fara came earlier to help us out too, which was a great relief! (thanks girls!). By 12 we ‘re done with party set up and went back picking Mia and Mike up.

Even though the party started at noon time, I would say weather was pretty ok, not too hot,not too windy either. We had nasi goreng cina as the main dish and finger food was cocktail sosej, karipap, sandwiches and chicken drummet. For desserts we have yummy cupcakes (by fara) and cold nata de coco jelly. Thanks to Mia’s babysitter who was kind enough to prepare the food for us.

Initially we wanted to have a pinata for the kids, but we didn’t find anything nice and reasonable with our budget. So we opt for a (rm10) bowling set  for kids to entertain themselves, which was I think a great hit!;P  Next, since both Ted and I love photography, we feel it’ll be great to have a smile booth for the guests to snap pictures. It’ll be an awesome way to remember Mia’s party with her friends. A week before I sew the birthday garland to match w the whole party theme. As for the backdrop, well…that was a table cloth if you wanna know lol. Ted couldn’t help it to also design a signboard for it, and man I know he is proud of it!HAHA. As for the party favors, we gave each kid a roll up chalkmat and a party pack consist of healthy snack and stickers (hope your kids love it).

The party ended with lotsa smile, laughter and sweat! I could say I  was pretty satisfied w the outcome and enjoyed planning the party.So Mia, mommy hope you really did enjoy your party as much as mommy and daddy enjoyed planning one for you! Next year, am sorry you gotta share with your brother la hokay! Oh! Another funny thing I must mention, much “thanks “to my brother who accidentally ate the candle letter ‘Mia’ hence the no name on the cake! apa la bro!

Enjoy the pics! 😉







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credits to fara (the baker) and nadia (for the venue+pictures).

*got my great party inspiration and ideas from  twig and thistle.

This party got feature in ohdeeedoh ”.*big smile*

p/s: love you husband.happy 4th aniversary! xoxo

Mia and her raya guest

mia received a phone called frm her friend,asking for direction to her grandparents hommie.konon.“aiyaaah,so easy la ..u turn left,turn right,go straighttttt upp…and see the blue rooftop house…and dont forget,wear blue hor!!”

“my butt is hurting me la mummy…”

“im bored…mummy SMILE!”

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l-r: Ayra(9mth), Yazid(12mth), Gibran(13mth) and Mia(the oldest,16mth)

Gets to met gibran’s mommy! together with hetz and kiddo’s mom. You are such a bubbly person, just as i imagine it to be. Thx for the great food and the akikah invitation. It was real pleasure of meeting you, and of course the cute Gibby.