Friday, October 4, 2013

Elmi Wedding Reception.

Not to be too excited as the tittle suggest , this wont be the romantic story of the bride and groom but more to the "overconfident" sister again contribution on the deco. Basically the SECC is complete already for the wedding we just came in with simple white deco as requested by the "fussy" bride hehehhehe.

So that is my masterpiece, the table center.

Macam hutan , winter sonata habis you. (the centerpiece transported from home to SECC)

That white backdrop oso we do and deco ourselves.

Centerpiece on action!!

Ladies and gentlemen, the bride and groom.(drummmm....!!!!) so the beautifunnn!!!

Fun workbook

We had this fun work book that we will do from time to time. I used them with uyay a lot while Harith is at school and Harith will come home and do more of them. It involves lots of cutting, gluing, small craft. All these are good fine motor skills practice.

Never bored activity book for pre-K and year 1

 Cutting cutting work.

 Gluing gluing.

Yeay, the caterpillar is done, together with this activities it ask numbers and colors of the caterpillar long bodies.

A complete farm of Harith activity. The farm with its farm animals complete with the barn and hay.

I only uses activity book, to let the kids practice their fine motor skills for the most important skills later which is writing. Otherwise I am not concern how many pages they did, or weather they complete the whole activity book. We have to understand the fundamental of learning is to acquire skill to live in this world, again and again I emphasize that reading, writing , mathematics is not the education itself but tools to acquire the real education "ilmu" which is the education of life. Otherwise learning become static to pen and paper, math is about solving practice question in activity books, reading and writing is about solving practice comprehension, exams is about achieving marks. Where will this kind of education lead the child then?? This is when their mind will be trapped, boxed in the flat papers their world of studying is exposed to.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fire engine cake

Uyay has been loving the you tube post of "fire engine cake" and one day he says "UMMI I want to make a fire engine cake" so off we go making them just like the video. He watch them soo much and remembers every detail of the cake.

 Our friend here is helping his ummi sieving the flour. oohhh he is helping me all the way.
 And there is the proud smile again.
 Harith is back helping with the toppings. we mixed the toppings together.

 They just loooved the toppings work.

 Adding and mixing multiple colors for the decorative topping.

 Then we let the toppings rest in the fridge overnight.
By the way, this is not the next day picture, uyay make us wait few more days untill abah got back from outstation toproudly show abah his fire engine cake. And there is the proud smiles again. :D

And here i share the video that give uyay the " inspiration". same right?? our cake. :D.

Dusty the hero in 'planes'

We saw the movie "planes" by the creator of "cars" which the boyz love to watch. So Uyay wants to make Dusty. He sat down and help me make the simple version of dusty with propeller at the front and this plane has eyes and nose. Once done uyay just hold on to it for so long, bringing it to sleep, looking for it in the morning, showing it proudly to abah "i made it with ummi" he says. I just loooove his proud happy face on this project achievement.

sitting next to ummi helping with the project.

Abang Harith lend his help as well. The wings.

 This is the priceless proud boy happy face at the un- finish version of dusty. :D

oh yes before that, uyay describe to me how the propeller looks like and its color that he wants, I draw them for him and make him color them (good time for me to make him practice pencil grip! )

Majlis Nikah Emi

I am back!!!!

After the longest time. There is a problem with my blog, the picture that is uploaded are blurrr after 4 months of very critical analyzing and fixing, the problem is finally solved, problem: I have not been updating my blogger, solution: update blogger apps , problem status :solved!!! hahahhahahaha what do you expect, doctor and computer. Alasan la sangat.

Let me start with my dear one and only lil sis wedding. To make a short story even shorter, Emi, met Faizal(now her hubby) on January 2013 after 3 dates they decided to get marry on April and wallah they get solemnized in June and did the recepton in August. So there, hihihihihi am so happy for her.

My part in it??? I am the starter...long story..and my part at her nikah is I made her hantaran which is what I want to gloat here, and is a many many many many days hard work on my part, well you know buying the staff to make them etc etc, many did she give her hubby??, well uuhh 3. hehehe so many la .(Emi gave 3, Faizal gave 5, but i did the lorat design hantaran for all 8) so banyak whatttt?? :D.

Enough of babbling laa. 

let the pics tell the story

 These are the flowers and ribbons that Emi chose for her hantaran, that she is gonna get. We bought it here in Saigon. yes, elegant gitu.
 All the gift is wrapped, no one knows except them, the concept. Bagi lesung batu pon bole, kotak kosong pon orang tak taw kan, clever.

 The ribbons for the gift box, so christmassy la pulak

 The small box are the nikah reception door gift.

 I did spend many afternoon doing the hantran but i loooove them, I always love all this lorat stuff. So above are the done boxes for the hantaran, is this christmas gift or what laaaaa.

 And for the tepak sirih, we took and all wood tepak sirih at home, emi wants all in white so we paint this wood tepak sirih white, Harith help me also with the painting job.

 The envelopes are for mas kahwin and wang hantaran also, a secret. Nini made them. Its gorgeous.

Voila!! my 3 masterpiece!!!tantek kan!!!. This is from the bride to groom .

Mane la gambar hantaran from groom to bride?? lupe nak tangkap. 

Some of our happy faces during emi solemnization. It was a beautiful day for us all. Congrates emi and hubby.