Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Visit to Zoo Melaka


I took my kids to Zoo Melaka yesterday. It's kinda impromptu, but the idea just suddenly popped up in my head. After all the weather was bright and sunny.

It's a waste if we just stay at home while the weather was beautiful right. So we went there. Hubby could not join us as he worked but he kindly dropped us at the zoo so i don't need to trouble myself finding a parking space. Thank you, my love! Hee

First, we purchased tickets and bought the zoo map at the counter. The price for adult is RM17.90 and RM7.10 for a child including GST. RM1 for 2 maps. If you want to ride on a tram, it will cost you RM5 for each person separately.

And just before we started, i bought some snacks and drinks at the cafe nearby to make sure the kids's tummy happy.

Then we got to see animals such as rhinos, giraffes, elephants, emu, orang utan, ponies, peacocks, tiger, lions, leopards, monkeys, various type of birds, bear and many more! But most of the animals were taking a nap. Huhu.

Nevertheless the kids were still excited and had fun. They talked about the animals animatedly and read their details from the signboard. Their faces were glowing with smile and laughter though it was a hot day..surprisingly they did not complain much. Thumbs up, guys! :x

But too bad, my phone battery was low hence not many pictures were taken..that's the downside of adhoc plan...:(

Anyway, i'm so glad we made it. It took us about two hours to cover the zoo. We did skipped some animals though, it's the reptile house and missed some animals as well :D

All in all, the zoo now have more animals compare years before. So it was quite satisfying. There are tram service, small cafes around, toilets, a prayer room, and even a playground. So convenient!

My kids still talked about the funny Orang Utan who asked a soda drink from one of the visitors. The visitor was eventually relented and threw it to the Orang Utan after it being sulky ..so clever ok minta simpati, haha.

hopefully it would not give it any harm. The visitor did it just out of pity. It's a hot day and the Orang Utan must have been thirsty. Poor little thing!

Lastly, a visit to the zoo is always entertaining and educating. If you come to Melaka, go visit Zoo Melaka. I'm sure you and your kids will enjoy it as we did. Please wear hats, shades, sport shoes and bring your own drink too as it is quite expensive to buy inside.

Till then, wassalam..

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Assalamualaikum and hi.

I am here to inform you that my youngest child, Zafri has finally started kindergarten so our daily routine have slightly changed! ;D

I have been searching high and low for a good kindy since we return from London end of 2014 but none had caught my attention until just recently. 

It is almost impossible to find a kindly like in the UK, hmm. But i've thought that i finally found one that is best for Zafri. Hopefully! 

So it has already been two weeks Zafri at Tadika Al Baghdadi Furqan, Bandaraya Melaka.If you ask me, its their unique Quranic memorising technique and islamic modules which interested me to enroll him there. I'm not ambitious, but if Zafri could memorise Juz Amma i would already happy. :)

Actually, the person in charged told us that they already finished the syllabus for this year but they still offerred him a place if we want to try.

And glad we tried. So far, Zafri seems okay, never throw tantrums in a morning before going to school (it's what he called :D) or cries when we left him. Unlike his beloved sisters who made scene on their first days at kindy! :p

The teachers are also nice and warm and always give us good feedback too about his wellbeing at the kindy so i feel relieved to hear that. Zafri also told me what he did at school animatedly once i fetched him. He made friends with Iman and Imtiyaz quite fast too. So for me it's a good sign. :D

For us mothers, it is very important for a kid to feel happy and secure being at the kindy. For a stay at home mom like me who all this time take care of Zafri since he was born i got worried too much. But then to know my son now have awesome teachers and friends around him is such a big relief. Hihi!

So far, i feel satisfied. Though it is still early to tell, yet i hope Zafri stays looking forward to school everyday and have fun learning as well as making friends. That's all we hope for a start.

If everything is fine, we would like him to continue at Al Baghdadi next year before going to primary school in 2018 which we already registered him at St. Francis Primary School. 

Last but not least, good job Zafri! We are so proud of you darling! Hope you always enjoy being at school and please know that we'll always be there for you no matter what. All the best, dear! Xoxo. ;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Count Blessings


All praises due to Allah for giving us another chance to  breathe today. We must always be greatful and thankful that we are still kicking and alive. There are other people who are less fortunate than us and struggling for their life. Hence stop complaining but let's start counting all the blessings.

Anyway, sorry for the long hiatus. I have been logged in here on and off since these past months but I still could not bring myself to write anything at all, unbelievable! Actually there are so many things that I would like to share so hopefully I could start all over again and do it one by one.

September is almost gone, gosh! This month is among of my favourite month of the year because it is a birthday month for three special people in my life; my daughter (Sept 17), my husband (Sept 20) and my father (Sept 28). If last year, we went celebrating at Pulau Perhentian but not this year. Hu hu. Nevertheless, we had a small celebration and gathered at my brother's place. It was really 'sempoi' one! The men cared about EPL and JDT matches more than the celebration
.Huhu. Anyway, we bought a cake from Secret Recipe and my SIL cooked yummilicious food. Many thanks! ;)

Earlier, i managed to bake two cakes each for my daughter and husband on their big day. Plus a birthday dinner treat for hubby at Vivo restaurant. And they got what they want for their big day too! ;) Then, we also took my father out for Thai cuisine dinner on the next day. Yum! And glad to know that he also likes his gift. So happy birthday again dearies! :x

By the way, my mother has not feeling well lately. It's kinda worrying me to see her like that. When we go back to my parents, i always try my best to do all the cookings, cleanings and make sure my mother have a rest and takes her medicine on time. As children, we still need our mother and her blessings in our life. Therefore I pray hard so that both my parents and my parents in law will be given more time in this world by Allah for us the children to repay their love, care, sacrifice and everything towards us since we were born. Ameen ya Rabb!

Lastly, let's try our best to attend our beloved parents needs devotedly while they are still with us. Let's visit them and make them happy. In Shaa Allah!

The heaven lies under the  feet of your mother.

Till then, wassalam.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ramadan Kareem


Ya Allah pejam celik dah masuk hari ke 9 kita berpuasa. Cepat betul masa berlalu. Blog sendiri pon tak sempat nak jenguk. Huhu.

Di kesempatan ini, saya mewakili keluarga saya Ishamizu & Co. ingin memohon ampun dan maaf sekiranya ada tersilap kata, terkasar bahasa atau ada melakukan kesilapan kepada sesiapa sahaja yang sedang membaca ini.

Saya hanyalah manusia biasa yang tidak sempurna. Sekiranya kita pernah dan masih lagi berkawan, maafkanlah saya jika ada gurauan atau kata-kata serta tingkahlaku saya yang kasar sehingga mengguris hati dan perasaan anda. Minta halalkan juga makan, minum n etc.

Sejak kebelakangan ini, saya jarang blogging, blogwalking serta bertukar khabar berita dengan kawan-kawan kerana begitu sibuk menyendiri dengan hal-hal duniawi ( duh! ). Duduk di rumah ini saya sendiri rasa terpinggir dan jauh dengan kawan-kawan huhu. Harapnya kawan-kawan tidak menganggap saya sudah sombong. I'm still the old me, in shaa Allah cuma sibuk melayan karenah dan aktiviti anak-anak di rumah hehe. I'm sure all mothers will understand right. Let's keep in touch! :)

So doa saya semoga kita semua dirahmati Allah, diberikan kesihatan yang baik untuk beribadah di bulan yang mulia ini. Take care in whatever you do and wherever you are, ok! :)

Last but not least, saya teringat kata-kata Prof. Dr. Muhaya:

♡ Untuk mencapai ketenangan, bertaqwalah.

♡ Untuk mendapat kebahagiaan, bahagiakanlah orang lain (jaga sillaturrahim)

♡ Untuk kesihatan yg baik, makanlah makanan yg menyihatkan bukan makanan yang sedap (payah ni :D)

♡ Untuk mencapai kejayaan/kekayaan, berusahalah sunguh2 sambil mengharapkan redha Allah semata2!

Again, do forgive me for all my wrongdoings and writing in this blog. Please remember me in your prayer.

Ramadan Kareem...!! ♡♡

Friday, April 8, 2016



Oh no, this blog has been abandoned again. The last post was two months ago, unbelievable! I miss blogging.

For a start, i just went through my photos folder and our photos at Lake District appeared from the first file. Great! Looking at those beautiful pictures again brought so much joy to my heart. 

Therefore, i'm sharing some of them here now as a booster for me to write more later. I wish for a writing mojo to come in..:D

For your information, Lake District is one of the beautiful places in England. The are so many lakes there hence the name. It was the second visit for my husband, Zahin and me and the first for Iris and Zafri. 

Ever since we arrived in the UK for the second time, we always wanted to go there again but our dream only came true during our last Summer there. Hmm talking about save the best for last i think! Hehehe.

 So it was a day trip, babeh! Yes, a bit crazy since we lived in London and we did not transit anywhere between London and Lake District. The whole journey took us about 5 hours but life is boring without taking a challenge. So we proceed and departed from home almost midnight. And it was a great decision because the kids slept most of the time. Accommodation saved, brilliant uh! ;D ( Everything in Summer season is beyond expensive)

We only stopped once at one of the Service for some rest after a long drive and Subh prayer. We resumed our journey at 6am and arrived at Lake District around 7am. It was still early in the morning for English community. But it was not dark anymore as the day time starts early during Summer. ;)

For me, the advantage to arrive so early that day was as if we owned the Lake District! We even stopped our car in the middle of the road. Almost no one else there and i had all the privacy to take pictures at any pit-stop that i wished to! The views were all stunning! Subhanallah...

By the time all my kids wake up, they also got out from the car and we had posed here and there. :)

Then we had a short break somewhere for a picnic and had breakfast. We had Nasi Impit, chicken curry, peanuts sauce, pasta, fried chicken, sausage and nuggets. Alhamdulillah, it's all homemade..cook with love! Happy tummy..;D

Anyway, the place was like a resort, gorgeous! Hilly, greens and fresh air! Love it! Also some people came there for hiking. Active lifestyle! We met a family from Germany, the lovely couple was so friendly and had a cute baby girl. We had a nice chat and took a picture together. So sporting! ;)

We really had a pleasant time and falling love again. Zahin, Iris and Zafri were jubilant at Lake District. They got to play with water at the lake side and threw stones into the water happily. :)

Actually there are much more to tell for this trip but i think that's all for now. My son has stirred and he'll wake up in any minute. He is quite demanding of me, very clingy. Hehe.  

Hopefully, i will share more next time, in shaa Allah. 

Till next post! :)