Monday, August 13, 2018

After almost a Decade

It has been almost a decade since my last entry.

And if you had already know, I am now a Mother to four boys. Yes, I got lucky for the fourth time. WoW!

Never in my wildest imagination, I was going to be a Mother to four beautiful kids.

So here is a quick update on the Hairuls.

Samuel Marthin

He is now 14! Yea, you read it right! He is a teenager. Growing out hairs and has a big boy's baritone voice. We had just recently celebrated his 14th birthday. He loves playing the piano and my oh my, he is a vain pot. Always pretending he is some cool dude who hates to smile for the camera. So most pictures I have of him at this current age, he is always with this muka step abang cool and no smile. Whatever lah boy!

Hizqeel Marthin

He is now 13! Yes, my Trojan haired baby is all grown up too. My manja boy still is very manja although at times very cranky due to the teenage raging hormones that he is going through right now. LOL. He too just celebrated his 13th birthday. This one is always following the Abang's footsteps. Going through the No smile for the camera phase too. Changed of voice but still very endearing voice.

Qawiyyul Marthin

This baby of mine is now 9! That cute little bubsie aint that cute anymore, hahaha. He is in primary school and he loves sports. He goes for swimming lessons, sailing(wanted to be like Abg Hizqeel), soccer and Taekwondo. Despite the busy schedule, busier than the makbapak, he is still my sidekick.

And now, I shall introduce to you my not so new baby.

Zechariah Marthin

This baby resembles a lot like Baby Q when he was little. He is now 3 coming 4! He has taken the place of my Baby Q where I would drag him along to almost everywhere. This one shall be the last of my Marthin collection. haha. Husband raised the white flag! Yeah right? why should the husbie be the one to raise the white flag when I was the one going through bad bouts of pregnancy and 26hrs of freaking long labour? Yeah, 26 long hours for this fourth munchkin. But all that pain quickly dissipates when my eyes met his. All the pain meant nothing, in fact it was a pain worth going through.


Husband

He is the same man I am married too. Only a little rounder but still the one that I love. May ALLAH bless us with Cinta ke Jannah Amin. Thank you for being you and most importantly being my rock. A solid one at that.

Me

I am a business woman. I run the household and a few companies of my own. Nothing grandeur. Just something that I am passionate about. I am a stockist for Naelofar Hijab, Doll House by Fazura, Anas cosmetics and I run an event management company too. I am also right now a electric retailer representative. Seems like I have a lot on my plate. I do, but I truly enjoy doing them. Fisabillillah. I am doing all that I do for no one, but my family. Especially for the kids.

Mom

Mom is still mom. I love her to bits. I am just glad that I still have her duas. I would be nothing without them. In fact, whenever I am not feeling too well, the first person that I would run to and cosy up to would be no one else but my beloved Mama. I mean she has always been one of my two bffs from the day I was born till this very day. Although, my number of bffs have increased significantly with my babies.

Dad.

My dad passed away in December 2016 after he met with an accident while on his way to work on a lovely Wednesday morning. He was in a coma until his final breath on Friday morning right after solat subuh. His death came upon us quite suddenly and up to this day, I am still grieving on the loss of my first love. The man who loved me more than anyone ever could. The man who would moved mountains for me. Sometimes, I do feel that he is still around and with us. Like he is never really gone. Nonetheless, I miss him so much. Not a day that passes me by, I would not think of him. AL FATEHA to HAJI MOHD ISMAIL BIN HAJI SAID. A loving and devoted Dad, husband, friend and grandfather.


There you have it. An update on us. I hope to have more to share soon. and hopefully soon will not be another decade.

Till then.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hippo Tour..

I thought it will be a good experience to try out the Hippo Tour. To experience how cool it was to ride on a roofless double decker bus and go on a sight-seeing adventure of the whole of Singapore. You never know until you have tried and speaking from experience, "IT'S A FREAKING BAD IDEA!"

For a Singaporean, it is much wiser to take a SBS bus service and go on the Lion City tour, yourself. It is cheaper, cooler and much more fun. Really. The experience of the Hippo Tour that we got out of it was SUNBURNT. We got bored as there's really nothing to see. The areas that we were brought to were places that we would have gone to on Normal Days. Booorrriiing!

After the whole day of being on a bus,sight-seeing to places where we had been to and nothing to fascinate abt, we went for dinner at Marina Square and head on home with a sticky body, smelly pits, burnt skin and a freaking bad migraine. A day of fun? More of a day out to torture ourselves. :(

So an advise from me if you ever decide to hop onto the Hippo Tour bus and if you are a Singaporean, Please do not waste that moolah. Don't torture yourself. It ain't fun. Unless you are out to torture yourself.

Oh well, at least now we know..;)

So, here are the pics of the torturing day, sight-seeing all over Singapore, the expensive and ridiculous way..;)

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That's what we ended with. My Marthin boys were looking super tired and bored. Terrible idea but an experience indeed..At Least we gave it a try.. *self-comforting* :P

National Day Parade Live At The Padang..

I know this entry came a little too late. Ok. Very Late. But hey, it's better late than never.

Out of nowhere, I have the interest to blog again. Don't ask why. I am not sure either. I just feel the need to. ;)

Anyway... This entry which is months overdue is about the National Day Parade. We, the Hairuls went to watch it Live at the Padang. The atmosphere was awesome. We laughed, we danced, we shouted and I cried. Yes, I cried. Not them. Me. Listening to the national day songs always get to me. Especially the song, This is Home..;) The feeling of being a truly proud SIngaporean creeps in. Patriotic or what!! ;p We truly enjoyed it..

We would not get the chance to enjoy National Day if it was not for a dear friend who gave us the tickets. Awesomeness and gratefulness. Very Nice. Thank you Sis Masni for the tickets. I owe you our lovely experience of watching the NDP LIVE.. ;)

So, this is how we roll on the platform. Enjoy.;)

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Told ya we had fun..;) We rocked it out real gd..And yeah I teared..;P

Monday, October 11, 2010

We Are 7!!

How fast time ticks.. We are blissfully married for 7 yrs.. Syukur ALHAMDULLILLAH..

7 years of marriage with three most wonderful boys and a husband who dearly loves me. I am truly blessed. ALHAMDULLILLAH..

I will keep praying, loving and fighting for this marriage. I love you Hubby.

You have been a great husband and a wonderful father. You have given me a life that I never thought I can have. Thank you for all that. I love you so so much.

I love YOU. I Love Our Kids. I truly LOVE Our Family. I LOVE US..

You will always be the reason for my beating heart..;) INSYA ALLAH, Amin..;)

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Diana & Hairul

May we be blessed with a life filled with an everlasting happiness, eternal joy and a love for an eternity..Insya ALLAH..AMIN AMIN AMIN..;)



Should I or Shouldn't I?

It seems that blogging has lost its lustre to me..

Should I close this blog of mine and stop blogging completely or should i carry on sharing my mundane life stories with the unknown aka the public?

I used to love sharing pictures and my life stories. It gives me a sense of joy telling the story of my life. So, should I or shouldn't I?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's Ramadhan once again... ;)

Salam Ramadhan Al Kareem everyone..:)


Syukur ALHAMDULLILLAH that we are blessed & gvn the opportunity to celebrate it for another year.. :) It's a sad year for me & and my family.. Our first year not celebrating the holiest month with our beloved man, my grandad.. Al- FATEHA..


For this Ramadhan, my resolution is to qatam quran. May ALLAH fulfil my desired wish, Insya ALLAH, AMIN..;)

And with that, I would like to post this video. Doa Taubat. Best to recite after every prayers. Especially during this Ramadan.


Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan AL Mubarak. ;) Wishing every Muslim, A Very Happy and Blessed Ramadan. May all the blessings and our prayers in this holy month be heard and accepted. May Allah give us all the right direction and keep us in His shelter.


May our Ramadan be blessed and be full of
good deeds, insya ALLAH, AMIN..:)




Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tooth..

We were on our way home from having a late night of ice-cream indulgence at the airport when Samuel happily announced, "I think I lost a tooth"..:S

He was calm and collected. Hubby and me were the ones that got a little too excited upon hearing it. We started asking him a myriad of questions on how he lost the tooth. If he had hit himself while running around at the airport just then or did he actually pulled it out by himself. He calmly replied, "My tooth was loose and i pushed it with my tongue and it came out..." Short, Simple and painless while I screeched.

No, we did not put his tooth under his pillow and tell him about any tooth fairy coming to take his tooth away while he is sleeping tales.. But he knows why he lost a tooth. All thanks to the Tooth Fairy Play that I took him to. And so, my firstborn finally lost his first baby tooth..

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While my little baby grows a tooth.. ;) How time flies... My boys are growing up.. Double screeching..

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How I wish I have the power to rewind, repeat and enjoy the moments with my Marthin Boys, again and again. It's every mother's wish which will never come true..:( However, I am glad that I am given the chance to enjoy the moments of being a Mother.. ;)

Friday, July 16, 2010

June Holidays!

It was the school holidays and no, we don't have any holiday plans in mind. Not that we do not want to! We really would like to but Marthin boys had extra classes to attend during the June Holidays and so, plans of holidaying hv to wait. Whose great idea it was to make Marthin Boys take extra classes during a one month deserved break? It's yours truly.

Kiasuism held me at ransom! I am just doing what every mother is doing. The best for the kids and since my Samuel, yes, My Samuel the boy who you have been reading about these past years on my blog is going to be 7yrs old and will grace the Primary 1 comes next year! I am still in denial! I still think he is my one year old baby and I am still, well, young! Sadly, it's just me and the fact is, time is swooshing past! I am getting more "mature" and my baby is growing. Boo Hoo Hoo.. why is time killing all the excitement and the joy! I wish I could just be absorbed in the time capsule and be back to the year when I first held him in my arms. 2004 to be exact! I want to go back in time and experience it all over again. From the year 2004 to the year it was 2009! OK, Maybe not all of the things that happened in 2004-2009 but most parts of it. The parts where I got to know some NEVER-WOULD-I-WANT-THEM-FOR-FRIENDS and the part where I just let the malicious being destroy my life, that part of my life, I shall curse to the end of my life and never would I want that part in my life. Not then, Not Ever. That must be eradicated. Other than that, I love the things that happened during those years.

I miss Samuel & Hizqeel being only 2& 1 yr old! I really do. OK! I am digressing. Back to school holidays and the things we did during the one month break other than making my kids suffer, going for their extra classes.

I took them to do some art activities. Fabric painting. The last time they did it, it was in 2007! Oh, I miss those time. Again selit, sorry about this emo over time makin cepat and aku makin tua digressing. Urgh! Anyways, I thought it would be fun to let them just paint. That we did. ;)

After a solid hour of fabric painting, we went for waffles!

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Next, I took all 3 boys and Mom to Vivo and then to Marina Square for some toys shopping. More of Toys Story toys for them boys. Then we headed on to the Helix Bridge and to the Marina Bay Sands. It was Mom's first time there. Boys were running around, being carefree and enjoying their day out with me and my mom.

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Some of the days, we went for swimming at Sengkang Swimming Complex. Countless time during the June Holidays! They have fun and it's easy for me. :P

Some days, we went to the park for some kite flying, cycling, picnic and kicking some ball time. There were days where I took them to Smaland! Their most fav place to be at. They get to do so much things there. They get to do some drawings, running, climbing, sliding & cartoon time.

And some days, I took them to the Airport. There were days where it would be raining and we had to spend it indoors. During those days, we would do some arts & crafts, board games, reading or just spending time with each other.

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I make sure my kids enjoy their holidays even if they have to attend some classes during the morning. They are afterall kids. They need to enjoy their childhood and I have no right to take that part away. Studies are important, but their happiness is far more important to me.

When asked, if my boys enjoyed their June Holidays, their honest answer was Yes! It is so easy to please kids. All they need is your attention, love and care. Give them that and they are the happiest beings on earth. :) Kids do not wish for much but the attention and love from their parents. I hope I have done all that I can to make them a happy kids. Insya ALLAH.

So there you have it. The June Holidays.