I wanted to write this post so I can start the ball rolling – as with everything in my life lately, I just need to start and not wait for “perfect conditions” to .. whatever.. to open a shop, to blog, to create a new instagram and start it (or restart, in some cases) butRead more
I created a Photo Challenge for the month of April – I’m hoping to get to know more of our fellow Bruneian planners and stationery lovers. Anyone is welcome to join of course and have fun and get to know each other 🙂
Does anyone read blogs anymore? I’ve contemplated going back to blogging, but like so many things in my life, it needs time of its own to grow, yet its something I loved doing – I just haven’t made time for it lately. So, maybe mini-posts will scratch the itch for now. Hello, world. I’m aRead more
I updated the theme for septembermess.com and was looking for a recent family photo of us and realised I’ve never posted photos from our Hari Raya celebrations this year. Here’s one – unready and unposed – I know there’ll be more of these in the future! Missing my brother in this photo though! (he’s inRead more
Its 9 October today, so its more of less a week since my last post about starting to blog again, and my commitment to 100 days of journaling. I’ve been showing up every morning and journaled in my red Luxe. So far, its only been 1 page every day, and I preferred to journal on theRead more
Its the second day of a week-long leave from work (which I needed badly) and yet I haven’t written a single blog post. I promised myself that this week will be a productive one, filled with decluttering my room, car and mind and hopefully leads to space to blog, make art or simply journal..Read more
Its our 3rd Anniversary today. I look back at our Solemnization photos and remembered how I felt that day: a little nervous, anxious but mostly excited to start this new chapter with you. Am I nervous now? No, I’m not. Anxious? Maybe for the little things. Excited? Of course! I’m looking forward to many moreRead more
The end of maternity leave. The whole 105 days. I would have thought I’d be prepared, but sadly no. I did manage to cross off some things off my to do list: – blog more – clean the wardrobe and add storage area – pack up my maternity clothes – start Little Qurio, my smallRead more
I love keeping busy – but it leaves no time for blogging! Finding a balance is hard and I’ve been researching online for tools to help me. And then I set to work. 1. Visual Reminder I’ve put up signs to remind me to do certain things – like “Be Organized”, “Do ONE thing today”Read more
Note: This is not the only way to stock up a freezer full of breastmilk but rather to document how I did it, hopefully it will work for someone too – remember every woman is different and a method that worked for me might not work for you but it never hurts to try. ThisRead more
Yes, this is an actual photo of Aqilah at 2 months old (as of 4th of May). The story of how we named Aqilah was a long one. We took 2 weeks, the whole time limit given before you MUST register your baby’s name. Bear in mind, we didn’t know her gender at the time,Read more
Its rare to snap photos of you awake, but I’m glad I caught this one. What are you thinking about, little one? The adventures you’ll go, the things you’ll learn .. I hope they’ll fulfill you, test you and make you a better person. All I ask is you remember me. Love, mummy.
I have been struggling with checking things off the list. Simple reason? I’m easily distracted! Just a little peek at that notification ding. Just a quick search on google. What are my friends up to in Instagram? And then, the quick checking adds up to 2 hours lost when I could be doing something productive.Read more
Its 4th of May today and Aqilah turns 2 months old! Wow. How time flies. This isn’t her 2-month photo as I’ve yet to take a photo of her today. You’ve grown so much, my baby. From a tiny premature baby to a 4 kg one, I am sad yet incredibly happy you’re growing bigger.
Our second child, We have waited so long for you, when we longed to have a second child but unfortunately it ended in a miscarriage. How happy we were when you came along after that.. our sunshine after the darkness. You were conceived during the fasting month, in a holy month, how blessed we feltRead more
Irfan is so focused while watching tv, it becomes 2 pronged – we sometimes use it to sneak out in the morning while his attention is on the tv. On the other hand, when we call for his attention, he doesn’t respond. Sigh 😛
Lunch with girlfriends this time! 🙂 Thanks for the company ladies and its always great to catch up. Surprisingly Gadong area was quite deserted at lunch, I was pleasantly surprised XD Today was my last day at IPA Course and traffic all around has been good to me. First and second day was bad trafficRead more
Day 2 of my IPA Course, had lunch by my lonesome at Taurean Cafe. It was my first time and I was pleasantly surprised with the availability of the Japanese Udon dish. I would expect it at a japanese restaurant, yes but not at a cafe. Japanese Udon is one of my favourite noodle inRead more
Today’s photo was another one from yesterday (yeah I cheated!) as I was too preoccupied to take a photo – my short leave ended and I start work. Fortunately I had a course at Institut Perkhidmatan Awam (IPA) – the local institute for training the public sector. It was an interesting topic! Tools and TechniquesRead more
Dear son, You are so lucky to have such a caring father and companion. At times when I can’t bring you and show you delights of life, the world, your babah is always there. And I am thankful for that.
Living on a house on stilts by the river – I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love the sounds of the waves, the cool river night air, the beautiful view of sunrise. It may be hot and almost sauna-like during noon, and your car is a walk on the bridge away – should youRead more
Accompanied the husband for errands today. And then off to Mentiri for the afternoon. Trying not to think that work resumes in a few days. Sigh. I was just beginning to enjoy the break.
Irfan’s mess at any given day. He’s getting into more mischief, but getting smarter too – he’s learnt so many words this week.
Can never be too prepared when it comes to babies 😉 I’ve packed the baby box already, just pending some new mittens and blankets, and of course, newborn sized diapers. I’ve partially packed the mummy bag too…
It used to be easier, getting packages in the mail, but nowadays its a big pain in the bum. Literally. I had to queue for a bit! The system needs to be improved or the enjoyment of new things isn’t just what it used to be. Loving my new pretty lace back case forRead more