Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Erisya and Eirfan likes to came out with so many kinds of facial expression especially when they are bored and stuck to the car seat, can't move anywhere and the Barney's cd had been played so many times over and over again

Monday, January 28, 2008


This is the kids activities when they are at home.Sometimes's fun to watch them hanging around the house.But sometimes yes....a few screaming came out from their mummy."Erisya...give it tho Eirfan! Eirfan...get down.Don't climb!yadayadayada....What so ever...they are still my little babies.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

What Should You Do When You Grow Up?

I never thought of involving in this profession.After keep on changing jobs to see which one give the most satisfaction, from office hours to operation hours and lastly is the flexible hours. Now, i'm ended in this profession. It's almost 2 years ++ becoming a lecturer in a college. And might be this test is true after all!!

You Should Be a Teacher

You are patient, optimistic, and good at explaining things.
You work well with all types of people, and you are a good role model.
Success and positive outcomes are extremely important to you.
You are both a good leader and instructor. People look up to and depend on you.

You do best when you:

- Can see the results of your work
- Are able to teach someone a new skill

You would also be a good nurse or non fiction writer.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Top Reasons to Breastfeed and Why Some Women Don't Breastfeed

Ten Reasons To Breastfeed

1. Increases Baby's IQ
Breastfeeding has been shown to increase your baby's intelligence quotient (IQ). The average increase is about 7 points. While it might not be the difference for acceptance to Harvard, we all need every point we can get!

2. Helps mom lose that baby fat.
There are certain fat stores that go on your body during pregnancy that are destined to be for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding helps tap into those stores and reduce the fat deposits laid down in pregnancy.

3. Breastfed babies are less likely to die of SIDS.
About 7,000 babies die every year from SIDS. While we don't know what causes SIDS, we do know what the risk factors are, that includes using formula to feed your baby. Breastmilk is one of the few factors that you can control.

4. Reduced allergies for breastfed babies.
Breastfeeding your baby causes baby to have fewer allergies. There are lots of reasons why this happens, but remember - Mother's milk is specific for each and every child. It changes throughout the day and throughout the span that you nurse.

5. Breastfeeding burns calories!
Breastfeeding requires about 500 calories a day to simply produce the milk. You can use those extra 500 calories to add more food to your diet or to help you lose weight after the birth.

6. Formula increases the risk of diabetes (type I).
Infants who are exposed to formula, particularly early on have a greater likelihood to develope Type I diabetes. Infants who were expressly breastfed for at least 5 months with no formula had lower rates of Type I diabetes. The longer they were breastfed, the lower the risk.

7. Postbirth benefits are also many.
By breastfeeding your body releases a hormone that helps your uterus contract, oxytocin. This can reduce your risk of postpartum hemorrhage or the need for other medications. Nursing also helps your uterus heal after birth and get back to its pre-pregnancy size.

8. Cancers decrease with breastfeeding too.
Your risk of developing breast cancer and other cancers is increased if you do not breast feed. Breastfeeding can help lower the incidence of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, etc.

9. Breastfeeding lowers the risk of obesity.
Not only will breastfeeding make your child more lean and healthy, it will help reduce days missed at work for illnesses, etc. Because nursing lowers the risk that your child will suffer from upper respiratory infections, ear infections, etc.

Breast milk is more digestible than formula
Since cow's milk contains about twice as much protein as human milk, formula-fed babies usually receive more protein than they need (much of it in the form of the less digestible casein). The stools of formula-fed babies are so bulky because the babies cannot absorb so much protein, and excrete the excess in their stool, whereas breast-fed babies absorb virtually 100% of the protein in human milk.

Ten Reasons Why Some Women Don't Breastfeed

  1. "I was raised on formula and I'm just fine."
  2. Chances are the formula you were given is no longer considered a fit food for infants. Do you want to take the same chance with your child?

  3. "I want my husband to bond with the baby too."
  4. There are many ways to bond with a baby, including holding, playing, and changing diapers. You will find that your baby keeps you both very busy, and any time spent with a baby is time for bonding.

  5. "I don't want to ruin my figure."
  6. Contrary to popular opinion, breastfeeding will not make your breasts sag. Sagging is mostly caused by heredity.

  7. "It's just not me."
  8. Your baby doesn't know that. She thinks it's perfect for her. Try it for 6 weeks. You might find out having a baby changes you and it really is you. Or if you don't like it, you can switch to formula and your baby will have gotten some invaluable health benefits.

  9. "I have to go back to work."
  10. There are many ways to combine employment and breastfeeding.

  11. "I don't want to be tied down."
  12. Breastfed children are very portable! It is much easier to go out without all the paraphernalia you need for formula feeding.

  13. "My breasts are too small (or large)."
  14. Breast size has nothing to do with the underlying milk producing structures.

  15. "It hurts."
  16. If it hurts, then you most likely do not have the baby positioned correctly. Contact a lactation consultant for help. Breastfeeding is a learned skill. It takes a little time for the breastfeeding pair to get good at it.

  17. "Well, if you only need to do it for 6 weeks why should I start?"
  18. Breastfeeding provides benefits to the mother and child for as long as you do it. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least two years. Around the world it is not unusual to find children breastfed for several years or more.

  19. "I don't want to do it in public."
  20. Feeding your child is the most natural thing in the world. It is terrible that we are asked to hide when we breastfeed. Every time you breastfeed in public, you are helping to change this. If discretion is important to you, there are that can help you nurse discretely.

    p/s: i've been successfully breastfeed Eirfan almost a year now. and for Erisya, it last until 14-months.and i'm so proud of it!

Friday, January 18, 2008


A day before yesterday, Erisya get a pair of fish from her cousin brother. The first thing came across in my mind.....where am i going to put this thing?!we don't have any aquarium...and don't have any intention to keep the fish. but see from the look of my daughter and my son- soooo happy to keep the fish, then...ok lah....kita bela ikan2 ni.

then yesterday after pick-up the kids from my cousin's house, Erisya keep on saying "lepas ni, nak ajak papa gi beli kawan fish, makanan fish, rumah fish". she already highlighted this from the moment she set her foot in the car. then....the new episode begin. we drop by at this pet shop, brought the complete set of aquarium, the food, the anti-clorine solution with another 5 pairs of fish. Total =RM222.00 but my kid's happiness is still priceless.

once set up everything at home, this is the outcome. and Eirfan keep on shouted and pointed at the aquarium saying"fish!fish!"




Now we have the cats to feed plus the new additional member to our family- the FISHES!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Renungan: Bulan Muharam


MUHARAM adalah bulan pertama dalam tahun Islam (Hijrah). Sebelum Rasulullah berhijrah dari Makkah ke Yathrib, kiraan bulan dibuat mengikut tahun Masihi. Hijrah Rasulullah memberi kesan besar kepada Islam sama ada dari sudut dakwah Rasulullah, ukhuwwah dan syiar Islam itu sendiri.

Pada asasnya, Muharam membawa maksud 'diharamkan' atau 'dipantang', iaitu Allah SWT melarang melakukan peperangan atau pertumpahan darah. Namun demikian larangan ini ditamatkan setelah pembukaan Makkah (Al Baqarah: 91). Sejak pemansuhan itu, umat Islam boleh melaksanakan tugas dan ibadat harian tanpa terikat lagi dengan larangan berkenaan.


1 Muharam - Khalifah Umar Al-Khattab mula membuat penetapan kiraan bulan dalam Hijrah.
10 Muharam - Dinamakan juga hari 'Asyura'. Pada hari itu banyak terjadi peristiwa penting yang mencerminkan kegemilangan bagi perjuangan yang gigih dan tabah bagi menegakkan keadilan dan kebenaran.

Pada 10 Muharam juga telah berlaku:

  1. Nabi Adam bertaubat kepada Allah.
  2. Nabi Idris diangkat oleh Allah ke langit.
  3. Nabi Nuh diselamatkan Allah keluar dari perahunya sesudah bumi ditenggelamkan selama enam bulan.
  4. Nabi Ibrahim diselamatkan Allah dari pembakaran Raja Namrud.
  5. Allah menurunkan kitab Taurat kepada Nabi Musa.
  6. Nabi Yusuf dibebaskan dari penjara.
  7. Penglihatan Nabi Yaakob yang kabur dipulihkkan Allah.
  8. Nabi Ayub dipulihkan Allah dari penyakit kulit yang dideritainya.
  9. Nabi Yunus selamat keluar dari perut ikan paus setelah berada di dalamnya selama 40 hari 40 malam.
  10. Laut Merah terbelah dua untuk menyelamatkan Nabi Musa dan pengikutnya dari tentera Firaun.
  11. Kesalahan Nabi Daud diampuni Allah.
  12. Nabi Sulaiman dikurniakan Allah kerajaan yang besar.
  13. Hari pertama Allah menciptakan alam.
  14. Hari Pertama Allah menurunkan rahmat.
  15. Hari pertama Allah menurunkan hujan.
  16. Allah menjadikan 'Arasy.
  17. Allah menjadikan Luh Mahfuz.
  18. Allah menjadikan alam.
  19. Allah menjadikan Malaikat Jibril.
  20. Nabi Isa diangkat ke langit.

Empat belas perkara sunat dilakukan pada hari Asyura
(10 Muharram 1429H @ 19 Januari 2008- Sabtu):

  1. Melapangkan masa/belanja anak isteri. Fadilatnya - Allah akan melapangkan hidupnya pada tahun ini.

  2. Memuliakan fakir miskin. Fadilatnya - Allah akan melapangkannya dalam kubur nanti.

  3. Menahan marah. Fadilatnya - Di akhirat nanti Allah akan memasukkannya ke dalam golongan yang redha.

  4. Menunjukkan orang sesat. Fadilatnya - Allah akan memenuhkan cahaya iman dalam hatinya.

  5. Menyapu/mengusap kepala anak yatim. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengurniakan sepohon pokok di syurga bagi tiap-tiap rambut yang disapunya.

  6. Bersedekah. Fadilatnya - Allah akan menjauhkannya daripada neraka sekadar jauh seekor gagak terbang tak berhenti-henti dari kecil sehingga ia mati. Diberi pahala seperti bersedekah kepada semua fakir miskin di dunia ini.

  7. Memelihara kehormatan diri. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengurniakan hidupnya sentiasa diterangi cahaya keimanan.

  8. Mandi Sunat. Fadilatnya - Tidak sakit (sakit berat) pada tahun itu. Lafaz niat: "Sahaja aku mandi sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala."

  9. Bercelak. Fadilatnya - Tidak akan sakit mata pada tahun itu.

  10. Membaca Qulhuwallah hingga akhir 1,000X. Fadilatnya - Allah akan memandanginya dengan pandangan rahmah di akhirat nanti.

  11. Sembahyang sunat empat rakaat. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengampunkan dosanya walau telah berlarutan selama 50 tahun melakukannya. Lafaz niat: "Sahaja aku sembahyang sunat hari Asyura empat rakaat kerana Allah Taala." Pada rakaat pertama dan kedua selepas Fatihah dibaca Qulhuwallah 11X.

  12. Membaca "has biallahhu wa nik mal wa keel, nikmal maula wa nikmannaseer". Fadilatnya - Tidak mati pada tahun ini.

  13. Menjamu orang berbuka puasa. Fadhilat - Diberi pahala seperti memberi sekalian orang Islam berbuka puasa.

  14. Puasa. Niat - "Sahaja aku berpuasa esok hari sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala." Fadilat - Diberi pahala seribu kali Haji, seribu kali umrah dan seribu kali syahid dan diharamkannya daripada neraka.

Salam Hari Asyura 1429H....
Efendi Hassan
Eris Hussain
Erisya Sofea Efendi
Eirfan Efendi

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Awal Muharram 1429H

Semoga bermanfaat di akhir tahun ini.. sekelumit renungan dari H. Abdullah Gymnastiar (Aa' Gym) dari Album The Fikr...


Sesungguhnya hitungan nafas telah ditetapkan, hitungan detik telah diperhitungkan.
Sebodoh bodohnya manusia adalah yang diberi modal tapi tidak digunakannya,
Sebodoh bodohnya manusia adalah yang diberi nafas tapi disia siakannya,
sebodoh bodohnya manusia adalah yang diberi waktu tapi disia siakannya,

Demi Allah, sesungguhnya semakin dekat hujung kehidupan kita,
Hisab semakin nyata, dan sesungguhnya Hisab Allah amatlah berat,
Saudaraku, Janganlah sia siakan nafas kita, jangan sia siakan waktu kita,
Sesungguhnya Hanya Allahlah tujuan kita...


Perjalanan hidup manusia, menempuh alam dunia menghabiskan waktu, yang tiada lama

Usia bertambah makin senja, tiada terasa tak tersedar
Semakin dekatlah kematian, akan menjelang tiba

Sedarilah, usia amanah dari Ilahi
Sedarilah, ia pasti kan dimintai
Pertanggung jawabannya pada Ilahi
Sedarilah, jalani hidup ini penuh makna
Sedarilah, pastikan ia bererti diakhirat yang abadi.


Doa Akhir Tahun
(Doa akhir tahun dibaca 3 kali pada akhir waktu Asar atau sebelum masuk waktu Maghrib pada akhir bulan Zulhijjah - Rabu 09 Januari 2008)

Barangsiapa yang membaca doa akhir tahun ini, maka syaitan akan berkata:"Hampalah kami di sepanjang tahun ini".

Allah SWT berselawat ke atas penghulu kami Muhammad SAW, ahli keluarga dan sahabat-sahabat baginda dan kesejahteraan ke atas mereka.
Wahai Tuhan, apa yang telah aku lakukan dalam tahun ini daripada perkara-perkara yang Engkau tegah daripada aku melakukannya dan aku belum bertaubat daripadanya. Sedangkan Engkau tidak redha dan tidak melupakannya. Dan aku telah melakukannya di dalam keadaan di mana Engkau berupaya untuk menghukumku, tetapi Engkau mengilhamkanku dengan taubat selepas keberanianku melakukan dosa-dosa itu semuanya. Sesungguhnya aku memohon keampunanMu, maka ampunilah aku. Dan tidaklah aku melakukan yang demikian daripada apa yang Engkau redhainya dan Engkau menjanjikanku dengan pahala atas yang sedemikian itu. Maka aku memohon kepadaMu.
Wahai Tuhan! Wahai yang Maha Pemurah! Wahai Yang Maha Agung dan wahai Yang Maha Mulia agar Engkau menerima taubat itu dariku dan janganlah Engkau menghampakan harapanku kepadaMu Wahai Yang Maha Pemurah. Dan Allah berselawat ke atas penghulu kami Muhammad, ke atas ahli keluarga dan sahabat-sahabatnya dan mengurniakan kesejahteraan ke atas merek

Doa Awal Tahun
(Doa awal tahun dibaca 3 kali selepas Maghrib - Rabu 09 Januari 2008)
Barangsiapa yang membaca doa awal tahun ini, Insya Allah dirinya akan terpelihara daripada gangguan dan godaan syaitan di sepanjang tahun tersebut.

Allah SWT berselawat ke atas penghulu kami Muhammad SAW, ahli keluarga dan sahabat-sahabat baginda dan kesejahteraan ke atas mereka.
Wahai Tuhan, Engkaulah yang kekal abadi, yang qadim. yang awal dan ke atas kelebihanMu yang besar dan kemurahanMu yang melimpah dan ini adalah tahun baru yang telah muncul di hadapan kami. Kami memohon pemeliharaan dariMu di sepanjang tahun ini dari syaitan dan pembantu-pembantunya dan tentera-tenteranya dan juga pertolongan terhadap diri yang diperintahkan melakukan kejahatan dan usaha yang mendekatkanku kepadaMu Wahai Tuhan Yang Maha Agung dan Maha Mulia.
Wahai Tuhan Yang Maha pengasih dari mereka yang mengasihi dan Allah berselawat ke atas penghulu kami Muhammad. Nabi yang ummi dan ke atas ahli keluarga dan sahabat-sahabatnya dan kesejahteraan ke atas mereka.

Semoga dengan kedatangan tahun baru ini, pelbagai iktibaran serta contoh tauladan dari peristiwa hijrah Rasulullah s.a.w dari kota Makatul Mukarramah ke Madinah Al Munawwarah akan diambil.

Salam Maal Hijrah 1429 dari kami sekeluarga
Efendi Hassan
Eris Hussain
Erisya Sofea Efendi
Eirfan Efendi

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Things Moms and Dads Would Never Say

Things Moms Would Never Say

  • How on earth can you see that TV sitting so far back?
  • Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too.
  • Just leave all the lights on, it makes the house look more cheery.
  • Don't bother wearing a jacket, the wind-chill is bound to improve.
  • Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, it's good for another week.
  • Well, if Johnny's mom says it's OK, that's good enough for me.
  • I don't have a tissue - just use your sleeve.
  • Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be happy to feed and walk him every day.
  • The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not like I'm running a prison around here.

Things Dads Would Never Say:

  • Well, how about that? I'm lost! Looks like we'll have to stop and ask for directions!
  • I noticed that all your friends have a certain "up yours" attitude -I like that.
  • You know pumpkin, now that you're 13, you'll be ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won't that be fun?
  • Here's the credit card and the keys to my new car - go crazy!
  • Your mother and I are going away for the weekend. You may want to throw a party.
  • No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring.Now quit your belly-aching and let's go the mall.
  • What do you want to get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend.
  • Father's Day? Aahh...don't worry about's no big deal.

Cartoon Copyright Joan McCartney

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tahun Baru.....Azam Baru...

New Year is here already....yeah!!so..what have i done to celebrate it?nothing much.actually on new year eve,plan to celebrate with the kids and husband look at the fireworks from our house.Boleh nampak dari balcony tapi sayup2 je.Then the kids pun tido awal around 8pm in hope that when it is the time, they shall wake up.Yes...indeed they wake up around 11pm.but then...dum!back to sleep again!alamak...rosak planning. I did ask Erisya and this is what she say:

around 8.00pm
mummy : kakak, nak tgk firework tak?
erisya : nak!nak!nak main gak
mummy :ok..nnt kita tgk dkt depan umah.

around 11.30pm...
mummy :kakak, kata nak tgk dah nak tido
erisya :ala mummy...ngantuk le....sok2 je lah tgk.

terus angkat tangan tido...ahaks....alahai my daughter.habis rosak program tul le.toleh2 sesorang je le layan fireworks dkt goes my new year celebration.

2008.....this is what i try to achieve for this year....
1. more saving in my account
mean: less shopping, less eating

2. bank-in more money in my kids Maybank accounts
mean: increase a bit of their allowance

3. spend more time with family and self
mean: take more leave since 2007 still got extra 28 days of annual leave

4. be more patience with the children
mean: need to be verry...verry patience.not good to show all the emotional in front of the kids

5. try to complete a whole of Al-Quran this year

6. try to full utilize the kitchen
mean: want to try to bake a cake...but till now still afraid.reason: takut terbantut, tak de orang nak mkn,tak sedap....bla bla bla...(inner fear yang sebenarnya)

7. try to conceive for the 3rd child to be born in year 2009...boleh tak?

8. to be the best daughter to my parents, the sweetest wife to my husband and the greatest mummy to my child

2008 means that my girl is going to be 3 years old, my son shall turn to 1 year old,marriage shall be 4 years and myself....the big 30..

Moga apa yang diidamkan akan menjadi kenyataan....InsyaAllah..AMIN.