DIY : Ariana’s Sandbox

Planned to do this since last month, but only managed to do it few days ago.

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I used :

1. Ariana’s pool, which is too small for her already.

2. Sand!

About the sand, at first I wanted to just buy a few bags of sand from the store, tapi Enchek Kedek asked me to take it from the beach near our neighbourhood instead. BUT, we got this sand from Wan. Leftover sand from his house renovation 🙂

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Hidupan-hidupan pasir made by Enchek Kedek..

Ariana’s?

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Errr.. Under construction?

Balik Kampung 5 a.k.a Family Photo!

At first I planned for us to just go to the studio for our family photo. But due to Abang’s tight working schedule, we just do it at home.

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My Family.

Ariana was crying because she refused to get her picture taken.

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My Abang’s family.

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The Grandparents with their Granddaughters.. And my sister, Ica.

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Kedek’s family.. Ariana with her ‘princess’ pose.

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Sudah selamat di cuci & di frame kan..

Balik Kampung 4

We flew back to KK from Sibu on the 3rd day of Raya.

On Thursday, I made a Raya open house kecil-kecilan makan laksa sarawak :). Thanks to Chii, Maslyn & Ona for coming.

Then on Saturday, we had our Raya open house. Families from my dad’s and mama’s side came. Also thanks to Azmah & Aima for coming.

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Only managed to take picture with Aima.. Hehe

As a tradition that we (the freshgalz kunun) did for the past 11 years, group photo!

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With the anak-anak..

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With the anak-anak & husband. The couples wearing yellow are getting married this Nov 🙂

Just realised that we didnt take a lot of picture this year. A lot of guest that came. Ariana was not being too cranky. Layan diri. Whenever she felt hot, she went into the bedroom and ber-aircond -_-“

Balik Kampung 3

On the 2nd day of Raya, we went to Enchek Kedek’s kampung i.e Kampung Saii.

Since that I am not really familliar with Sibu road yet, from my calculation, it was a 2+ hours journey, by road and ferry.

Pictures to share 🙂

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Err.. Actually there a more pictures but I need to upload it using my laptop. Next time ya.. Hehe

Anyway, we WALK around the kampung to visit relatives. I cant remeber the last time (or was I ever) walk from house to house for Raya. I was excited & tired of course. Besides, Enchek Kedek didnt warned me not to wear heels so I have to walk really slow & carefully on the jambatan.

Enchek Kedek told me that he didnt balik kampung for quite looooonnnnggg time already, but, most of his relatives still remember him & was actually amazed how big he is right now. There were people tegur-ing him, ‘Kedek kah?’ along the bridge, while the old people started telling stories how JAJAL he was when he was little.

After sometimes, during quiet moment between Enchek Kedek & Ariana, he told her, ‘Jangaaaaannnnn lah nakal macam Papa kecik-kecik dulu ah???’

Balik Kampung 2

After spending almost 1 week fasting at KK, on Friday 17th, we flew pakai belon to Sibu.

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This yer supposed to be my turn to beraya at my parent’s, but, Enchek Kedek’s big brother unable to balik kampung for raya this year, and I dont have the heart to let MIL to beraya alone (without the anak-anak i.e the big brother & Enchek Kedek) at Sibu.

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Ariana enjoying her food on the flight.

The night before Syawal… Mercun!

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And on the Raya day itself, bersalam-salaman, bermaaf-maafan 🙂

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During the family photo, Ariana said that she’s ‘antok..antok..’ (mengantuk).

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-_______-“

Balik Kampung 1

Our road trip journey started on the 11th August. We took early Raya leave because The last time we went back to KK for puasa when I was still pregnant with Ariana. 2+ years ago T_T

Our initial plan was to start our journey after Sahur, but, both of us just got back from doing night shift on the previous day, and havent had any proper sleep yet, so, we overslept. Few missed calls from MIL who was already at Sibu. Still ‘tidur mati’.

During our journey, Enchek Kedek implemented the ‘drive-binikedek-style’ method i.e not to drive fast-fast (?) and to maintain at 100km/j or below to save on fuel. Talking about fuel consumption. Well, we did saves on fuel. Only half tank used as soon as we reached Papar, but, on that very same day, there was a Majlis Berbuka Puasa bersama PM at Papar. Macam the whole Papar went there and yes, traffic jam! So there goes our another half tank fuel -_-”

Reached home approx at 1800hrs. Sempat buka puasa di rumah.

Since that it was still weekends, I decided not to do any raya shopping yet. I know that traffic jams are everywhere. Only did our Raya shopping on weekdays 🙂

Zoo Lokkawi

Di tadika Ariana, diorang sudah belajar-belajar about animals. Ariana, kadang-kadang, datang angin, dia buat action animals yang dia tau. So, since that kami agak lama di KK hari tu, so we brought her to the ZOO!

This was my 2nd visit to the zoo. First one was when me & Enchek Kedek baruuuu sahaja bertunang.

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Budak gembira!

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Us with cousin Ruth & My sister Ica.

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Ariana cakap Ostrich tu ‘Big Bird’.

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Lepas tu, kami pegi animals show. Tengok parrot yg pandai berlakon & pandai math! Kalau dulu, ada si Marsha, si orang utan. Kali ni teda. Then, ni ular kan, mula-mula diorang letak in a big box dekat seat penonton. Saya sudah curious tengok box di depan saya tu tapi buat xtau ja lah. Sekali one of the show guy datang and jasi keluar ular tu, mau terlompat kami!!

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Tengok tu! Betul-betul depan kami.

Lepas habis animal show tu, ada box for donation.

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So, suruh budak kecik yang isi duit dalam box donation tu.

Lepas tu, sesi gambar-gambar..

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Dan balik…

This weekend, kami plan mau bawak Ariana pegi Dinosour Exhibition di Grand Old Lady.

PS : Favourite place to go after becoming parents ialah tempat-tempat begitu. Shopping mall? Kurang sanggup, tapi, kalau hati kuat, dapat jugak tu shopping :p

UK Funfair

UK Funfair ada di Miri sekarang di kawasan tempat letak kereta Boulevard.

Beberapa hari yang lepas, kamu sekeluarga pegi. Ariana dari hari tu lagi ‘Big Octopus.. Big Octopus..’. Sampai sana, of courselah nda kasi Ariana main big octopus tu. hehe. Mommy nya yg menangis nanti minta turun. Nda tau lah, sejak sudah menjadi ibu ni, saya kurang adventorous sudah seperti dulu. Enchek Kedek pun was-was jugak mau naik Octopus tu.. Mungkin sebab dia sudah masuk 3 series, ke-adventorous-an nya pun berkurang :p

Nasib ada permainan untuk budak-budak, which I still think too ‘laju’ for kids like Ariana. Tapi kan, andu bah kasian nda di kasi main..

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Helicopter laju-laju ride.. Bikin saya susah hati!

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Swing pusing laju-laju ride.. Balik-balik panic sebab Ariana tunjuk hebat nda mau pegang besi2 depan dia tu..

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Merry-Go-Round kurang laju ride.. Laju lagi yang di 1B punya tu.. Tapi Ariana pandai leka juga nda mau hold on to the horse.

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Lastly, the very slow train ride, which saya kurang susah hati sudah 🙂

Then ada token lebih, so bawak Ariana pegi helicopter ride lagi tapi she refused to go on the helicopter. Dia mau naik yang elephant. Susah hati suda pasal yg elephant tu open air. At least yg helicopter tu bertutup. But she insisted, so kami kasi ja lah. Nda habis session pusing2 tu, kami perasan Ariana mcm pening sebab dia tundukkan kepala. So minta penjaga tu stop lah & kami pun balik.

Tapi, the hard part was the ‘Bye-bye big octopus’ session sebab macam Ariana ni berminat dengan octopus lah pulak -_-”

PS: Saya minta token dgn Enchek Kedek mau main pancing-pancing itik. Sekali semua yg saya pancing tu kosong!!! No prize. Buang duit seja huh!