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Mar 12, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
12 March

Madagascar



Ayra's school decided to hold their Sports Day slightly early this year. Our Little Princess was extremely excited as this would be her first. For the past week, she had been telling us what she'd be doing for the big day.

The game she participated was inspired by the movie, Madagascar.

The event started off with a parade by the mascots, teachers, and kids as they marched into the hall, followed by Negaraku, a pledge, and a warm-up session, where they danced to the song "Can't Stop the Feeling". From where we sat, we could tell how much Ayra was enjoying herself.

There were two games for the 3-year-olds. When it was the 4-year-olds' turn, Ayra started crying because she couldn't find us in the stands. Her friend, Alisha comforted and hugged her, which was very sweet. She managed to calm herself down and amazingly played the game very, very well.

And everyone got a Gold medal!

Mar 6, 2017
Mar 6, 2017
06 March

Exam Week


Daanish sits for his first big kids' school exam today. He has four papers, one for each day of the week, except Friday.

"Are you ready, Abang?"
"Yes", he replied simply.

I don't know how many times we've asked that same question to him throughout the entire weekend.

First time is always the hardest, but I guess he's ready.
Mar 4, 2017
Mar 4, 2017
04 March

Under the Sea


Ayra was so looking forward to Zuzu's birthday party. She was talking about it the entire week. Zuzu is Ayra's classmate.

The theme was Under the Sea. And no, I did not dress up as a merman!

We were driving back from my SIL's and Ayra was napping in the car. 10 minutes before reaching Zuzu's place, she woke up, all fresh and ready to party. Everyone in the car was amazed.

Zuzu's mom is a very creative, hands-on kinda person. In fact, you might've known her already; She's the founder and owner of Bebebundo. She did all the party decorations and almost all of them were handmade. It was lovely, simple, and fun.

Ayra was with her girlfriends, playing the entire time, didn't even wanna stop for food. They were seen holding hands everywhere they went. Daanish, on the other hand, was playing with Adam, who happens to be Zuzu's brother and also Daanish's ex-classmate from preschool.

Both Daanish and Ayra had a blast. We could tell because when we said it was time to go home, they bargained and wanted to stay a while longer.

Feb 26, 2017
Feb 26, 2017
26 February

Wettest Birthday Party Ever


We just attended the wettest birthday party ever!

My friend held her daughters' birthday party at a fire station in TTDI. When I read the invitation, I had to reconfirm the venue as I thought it was a typo. Apparently, it's a 'thing'.

In the car, on our way to the party, we realized that we had left the presents in the living room, but that didn't ruin our day.

The party started off with some face paintings followed by a demo by the firefighters, cake cutting, and feasting. It then got a bit more interesting when the kids (and some adults) got to go on the fire truck around the station.

It was a hot day and to cool the kids off, the firefighters hosed them down. They ran in excitement and at the end of it, they were all soaked. Daanish thoroughly enjoyed it, but Ayra didn't join in the fun as she was still feeling a bit under the weather.

I, on the other hand, was bummed out because they didn't let us go down the pole. I so wanted to try that!

Anyway, in case you're wondering, there are no fees for you to hold a birthday party at a fire station. You just have to make sure the date you choose is available and arrange your own food, tables, and chairs. Voluntary contribution is, of course, encouraged.

Feb 25, 2017
Feb 25, 2017
25 February

Tennis 101


I love playing tennis, but I haven't touched a racquet since the time I left the States. That's almost 11 years ago!

Yesterday, I went to the store in Ampang Park and grabbed four tennis racquets. I wanted to introduce the game I love to the family. So, earlier today, after the rain had stopped, we had a quick intro session at Concerto North Kiara. It lasted for a good 1.5 hours.

Ayra bailed out at the very beginning because she wasn't feeling very well. My wife and son seemed to enjoy it very much. There were times when Daanish was a bit discouraged for continuously missing a few hits, but that didn't throw him off.

It was fun, although the court was a little wet. We will, one day, make tennis our weekly activity.

The Author

Irwan started blogging at the age of 21, when he was still in the States finishing his degree in Chemical Engineering. In 2006, he returned to his hometown to work in the oil and gas industry.

He married his college sweetheart in 2010 and they were blessed with two beautiful children. They now live in a suburb in their cosy little house.

Irwan is a self-taught blog designer. It fits his passion well as he is into both Art and Math. It also explains why he is a little introverted. He is an engineer by day and a full-time husband and father by night.

This blog is about how he spends his days with the people he loves. One day, when his children are old enough, he'd like to show it to them and reminisce.





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