Culinary adventures

Eesa turned 1 last month, and for some reason he hasn’t been eating as much.  He used to be able to eat a whole bowl of oats for breakfast, and a full lunch and dinner meals, with snacks in between. but he caught a bad bout of coughing and ever since that he has been Read More

The 4th trimester

  You know before I gave birth I always used to hear people say ‘selamat berpantang’. I never really understood why they said that. I assumed they meant something like happy holidays..boy was I wrong. Pantang or confinement was sort of horrible. Post delivery After giving birth I was allowed to rest for a short Read More

My labour story

My EDD was 3rd of February, but because of my gestational diabetes, if I hadn’t given birth by the 2nd, I’d have to be admitted for induced labor on the 2nd of fib. So the days were going by and I didn’t feel any signs of giving birth. We decided to go to the bird park Read More

Week 31

So the doctor told me I have gestational diabetes. I cried walking out of the clinic. It really sucks feeling like you couldn’t provide the best for your baby… I’ve never been the kind of person to diet. Besides going for less sugar, less oil, and less salt (because thats what I’m used to), I Read More

Week 19

Shafiq flew off to Bromo this morning for a 4 day bro-trip. After sending him to the KTM station I went back home and decided to make myself breakfast. Boiled the water for some oats and while trying to reach something in the overhead cupboard my thigh accidentally hit the boiling kettle. Ouch. Now i Read More

#ShafiqMaryam

25 December 2014 Sometimes I still catch myself in disbelief that all of this happened – that I’m married to this amazing man and that every day I love him more and more. Alhmadulillah “رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا” In case anyone was wondering, Catering: Warisan Baiduri Wedding decor: Enrich Read More

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 -ربي يسر ولا تعسر ,ربي تمم بالخير – Read More

Japan Pt7 – Tokyo day 3: Tokyo West!

Part 1    |    Part 2    |    Part 3    |    Part 4    |    Part 5    |    Part 6 Many of the major must see places according to various sites and travel guides were clustered around the west side of Tokyo. For this leg of the journey Read More

Japan Pt6 – Tokyo Day 2: Food, Fashion, and Festivals

Japan Part 1   |   Japan Part 2   |   Japan Part 3   |   Japan Part 4   |   Japan Part 5 Tsukiji Fish Market A lot of people suggested that we go to the Tsukiji Fish Market, which I wasn’t too sure about because let’s face it: it’s a fish market and I hardly ever go to Read More

Japan Pt5 – Tokyo day 1!!! Heat and Heaven

Japan Part 1   |   Japan Part 2   |   Japan Part 3   |   Japan Part 4 We landed in Narita Airport and my first stop was the tourist information centre where we picked up train maps, a tourist map, and a tourist guide book. The night before I researched the available day passes for Tokyo railways, and Read More

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