Wednesday, June 08, 2005

La Familia - Take 2

*from my other blog at Dilla Speaks Out

This is Khadra. Khadra is two. For just a little person, she has such a BIG personality. Khadra means GREEN, FERTILITY. Aptly, we chose green as her favourite color.(She has no say in this what-so-ever)

Khadra loves? Eating especially Chili’s Mac-and-Cheese and Brownie Sundae, chocolates, chocolate cakes and ice-cream, scribbling / doodling on her Magna Doodle Pro or a piece of paper, reading especially "Do you know how to be a cow?" and flap-books, ‘drawing’, watching : Barney, Save-ums, Madeline, Jojo’s Circus (basically everything Playhouse Disney Channel) , pretending, singing, dancing, performing, playing slides and house (especially at Kizsports) and laughing. She has the most infectious little laugh ever!

She is the numero uno Drama Queen in my household. She exaggerates everything - when she’s happy, when she’s sad, when she’s upset, when she’s angry… A very animated person — I loooove her expressions. She does everything wholeheartedly, especially when she tries to ‘playback’ scenes from Barney. Everytime I am reminded of her ‘acts’ I wish that I was at home with her.

I really adore this kid ‘coz she is not afraid to tell the world how she feels. She wears her heart on her sleeve — such a loving girl, unafraid to express herself in words and actions. She is a constant reminder for me to take life a little less seriously and to enjoy the moment. Sometimes I can hardly believe that she’s only TWO.

She knows exactly what she wants and what she doesn’t want. (Guess who she got THAT from? heh heh) Sometimes it becomes a little hard to discipline her, coz we want her to have everything that she asks for. But, hey, we have to do what we have to do, right?

What about books and toys? Khadra has lots of those.. I have the tendency to buy her things that are intended for older kids. At one point, I went soo OTT (over-the-top) that Azrul sarcastically asked me to get Khadra Standard One text books. (Told you he is the funny guy)

Khadra can speak a little now. We call her ‘Kakak’. She calls Azrul ‘Ayah’ or ‘Asone’ (supposedly Azrul) and I am ‘Abibu’. The little kid bro she calls ‘Ayeeq’. I used to be ‘Abuu’ before evolving into - ‘Ibu’, ‘Bibu’ and finally ‘Abibu’. She tends to add an A to almost everyone’s name. Some of the transformed names are: Awek (from Wek) , Aweewa (from Tuewa), Ameema (from Meema), Abibik (from Bibik).

Her singing is becoming more and more comprehensible (?). I can make the tunes out, for sure, and the words are coming along quite nicely. Some of her faves are Itsy Bitsy Spider, Mister Sun, The Wheels on the Bus, The Raindrop Song, TTLS (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) and I Love You.

Khadra is definitely a daddy’s girl. It’s okay, though, coz I have Ayeeq! hah hah hah.

-dillz blogging out-

Monday, June 06, 2005

La Familia

*from my other blog at Dilla Speaks Out

Four main players in my little family. The breadwinners - Azrul and Dilla and the two breadeaters -Khadra and Khaleeq.

We hope to extend the family, but not in the very near future ( I think). Giving the kids a little time to grow up and we would like to finish our MBA first.

A little commentary on my hubby:

He is very very funny. I think he thinks he is the funniest guy around. :) But, then again, a lot of people thinks he is funny too — not just me. He is a brilliant man, in many many ways. He is intelligent, hardworking, caring, loving and brave. He loves his mom, his wife (that’s me) and his kids to bits. Don’t try to mess with these people if you don’t want to experience his wrath. (Hah-ha! That makes him a very effective bodyguard for me!) His passion? Football — playing football and futsal, playing Winning Eleven or Pro Evolution Soccer on PS-2, watching soccer games on the telly (even at wee hours in the morning), reading up on soccer news and trivia, surfing and of course, his life-long allegiance to AC Milan.

I admire his drive and ambition, his will and his determination. He wants to make a mark in this world. Not contented to be just a speck of dust. It takes a lot of sacrifice, a lot of guts. And it won’t be easy sailing either. I am glad he chose the hard path and I am willing to give him all the time he needs to make it. I’ll be there to support him, encourage him and at the very least, lend him an ear.

A little oblivious at times, a borderline pessimist and kinda have a short fuse. But, he tries his best in everything that he does and is trying so hard to be a positive person. :) He is a self-confessed perfectionist and gives a lot of attention to detail.

He drives me crazy at times. Yet, he’s the one I run to when the whole world is ganging up on me. He is my shoulder to cry on. He cheers me on when I am feeling down and about to give up. He is my best friend, my soulmate, my love and my life. Sheesh, my eyes are welling up writing this entry. He knows how to make me laugh. He writes me love letters and cards because I love receiving them, even though he hates writing. Best of all, he really gets me. :)

Enough of mushiness..

We’ve been married since 7th September 2002. We had Khadra on 3rd of June 2003 and Khaleeq on 30th of July 2004. So, that makes ‘Kakak’ two years old last Friday and ‘Ayeeq’ has just turned 10 months. Not bad, eh? All that within two years.. :) Wanna have a peek at the little ones?

The pix was taken at A’Famosa Resort — a free holiday courtesy of Abang Amran and family. :) Loved it, wanna do it again! :) Let’s leave the commentary on the kids for later. A lot to write about, yet so little time.

-dillz blogging out-

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Blog Blog Blog

*from my other blog at Dilla Speaks Out

My second attempt at blogging.. The first went successfully down the drain at blogspot. Wanna hear excuses?

1) I am too lazy (yes, it’s true) to write / bitch / complain

2) I am too busy (yeah, right!) to write / bitch / complain

3) I am too sick (really) to write / bitch / complain

4) I have other things to do besides writing / bitching / complaining

Truthfully, I actually succumbed to pressure. Everytime I open my friendster page, that orangey tab really irks me. I finally clicked on it to get that little interrupter out of my sight.

Anywho… here I am , part of the community, part of statistics… In a way, I guess this will be a good avenue to vent out and just pour my thoughts. I haven’t done that lately.. I remember back in school (way back in 1992), Ateh Nor used to tell me to write from my heart. No first draft or second draft.. Just let it flow.. Just write.. I have been doing that eversince..

Maybe that’s why I have not been feeling well this past couple of months.. Ahhh.. why not? After all it’s free.. No consultation fee…

-dillz blogging out-