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I enrolled Ariana to a piano class last February. She has shown her interest in piano since she was 4 years old (that was when we bought her a toy piano).

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The picture I used to pancing Enchek Kedek to give green light to buy a piano for Ariana. Thats the toy piano that we bought duluu..

The plan was to enroll her first and see how was her progression. Suprisingly, she always received good comment from her piano teacher (ketara jarang bukak report book due to penggunaan ‘surprisingly’ di dalam ayat). Her piano teacher even asked me whether we have a piano at home because Ariana played and memorized very well.

Then the we-should-get-a-piano episode started..

Both me and Enchek Kedek do not have any knowledge on piano so we started asking our friends who played one and we came into one conclusion, i.e. to buy her a digital piano. The price was okay and we were ready to buy one when her teacher told us that soon, when Ariana got her Grade 5 in piano, she needs to change into an upright piano. Gulp. Then we went home to have another series of discussion. So we think hard and we think long, ok lah.. Sampai bila mau berfikir. So last Tuesday, we bought one for her.

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As an appreciation for reading this entry sampai habis, Ariana belanja satu lagu.. But unfortunately, after few attemps to upload the video here, nda dapat pulak.. jadi belanja satu gambar ja lah.. hehe

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DIY : Bed for Baby Dolls

I love buying dolls, specifically Baby Alive for Ariana. As of now, she already have 5 Baby Alive and bed-less. There are possibilities of them, taking over our bed, one day.

I bought 2 beds before this, but it was huge. takes up too many spaces. So I decided to make two beds using shoe boxes for the remaining bed-less girls.

With leftovers wrapping papers from the previous kitchen project, i wrapped the box and embelished it to make it look nicer.

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And our bedroom was transformed into a hostel that night by Ariana.

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One more super large bed for Ariana’s new Baby Alive.

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DIY : Kitchen Set

I am sure that all you mommies out there are aware of the nice, size-friendly and great kitchen play set in the market are super expensive. RM500 for kitchen play set?

I was browsing through Amazon and thought of buying a proper kitchen play set for Ariana and actually fainted for few times after seing the price label. Well, there are less expensive, but it doesnt meet my criteria.

Then I started to google for ‘tukang kayu di Miri’. Hahaha. Yes. I was thinking of hiring a carpenter to build a kitchen play set for Ariana, but failed. No carpenter promoting their workmanship on the net. Pffffftt!

So I used google again to look for ‘kitchen play set’, and found few blogs showing their DIY kitchen. Just a few pictures to show you. Dont forget to close your mouth :p

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(Picture source : Google)

And these are made using old tv cabinet.

Then I started to google for ‘used tv cabinet in Miri’ and again, failed. Haha. I texted Enchek Kedek abt this and said that I wanted to buy few plywoods and wood cutter to make a play kitchen. I am pretty sure that Enchek Kedek started to worry the moment he received my text. Hehe. Then I found a few more blogs giving tutorials on DIY Kitchen Play Set using cardboard and boxes. Score!!!

I started sketching and visualizing that dream kitchen in my head, and the next thing I know, I was already at the stationary store buying supplies for my kitchen project.

But, I only have the finished product of the kitchen because I didnt take any pictures during the process.

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The overall view of my cardboard & recycled boxes kitchen play set for Ariana.

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It was a fun project to be done with your children. Ariana did helped me sikit-sikit.

As long as you are able to visual the kitchen that you wanted, knows how to wrap a present and very determine to do it, start collecting used boxes, NOW!

I would love to see your own DIY kitchen set 🙂

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Ariana’s Babbies

Saya kan, minat main anak patung masa kecil2 dulu. Time umur lingkungan sekolah rendah, sanggup simpan duit untuk kumpul jadi RM10 dan beli sendiri look-a-like Barbie doll di Our Mini Market (satu kedai di Fajar dulu). Dulu-dulu tiada main Barbie Doll original tu pasal mahal. asalkan ada. Criteria pemilihan patung tu, paling bagus yang paling banyak baju supaya boleh tukar-tukar. Satu untuk pegi dinner, pegi kerja, pegi pasar beli ikan etc.

Fast forward ke sekarang, saya sudah ada anak perempuan yang sudah berumur 3 tahun 3 bulan, dan sudah pandai main anak patung. Saya lah yang paling suka sebab lama sudah tiada anak patung. Hehe.

Last year, I bought a Baby Alive for Ariana’s birthday present. Lepas tu, Ariana pandai tengok-tengok video review mainan di Youtube. Kemudian, pada suatu hari, kami pergi ke Toys R Us, Ariana terus sambar satu lagi Baby Alive. Rupa-rupanya video review yang Ariana selalu tengok tu betul-betul memudahkan Ariana in making decision which toy to sambar.

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Look at the HAPPY FACE 🙂

Now that she already have 2 babbies, Saya fikir2, best ni kalau ada tea party set. Boleh main-main minum tea 🙂

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Eh.. Did you noticed the new addition to the family?

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Taaadaaa…

I was looking at ebay for other available version of Baby Alive and just found out that Baby Alive wujud since zaman dolu-dolu and they are people selling vintage collections of Baby Alive in ebay.

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So, three of them all together and Ariana named them SATU, DUA and TIGA respectively.

And since that Ariana hijacked all they throw pillows for her babbies, I decided to make a bedding set for the babbies.

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Throwpillows and Ariana’s blanket.

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Then next day, we (read: Me, Satu, Dua & Tiga) send Ariana off to school together.

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And after that, the girls (read: Satu, Dua & Tiga) followed me to the Post Office, bank and craft supllies store.

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PS: Ariana got a lot of toys from me this month, so she should at least fast from buyying toys for the next 3 months. Hehe.

PS: These Baby Alive pandai makan & minum & pakai diaper, but, I didnt tell Ariana about this yet. not until mommy knows how to sew baby’s cloth diapers. Bankrupt mommy beli pampers baby alive nanti.

My New Toy :)

So the title says it all.. 🙂

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This came in the mail last week, when I was already anxiously waiting for it.

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We ordered it from applestore online, so that we can get the engraving, and yes, its free 🙂

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The Hello Kitty Ipad Mini Case that I bought a week earlier because the shopkeeper kind of treatening me by saying, “saya tidak tau lah kalau ini colour masih available by the time u punya ipad sampi”. Demmm.. Terus beli!

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And see, how cute the mini ipad is!

All the features of the ipad mini are still the same as Ipad 3, only the size is FUN-er & lighter.

And because of this, I ordered an ipad-like learning toy for Ariana so that she wont rebut with me 🙂

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Vtech Innotab 2, that features a motion game, learning activity, big memory capacity & external SDcard memory slot to put in music & movies annndddddd a 360 rotating camera. Dasyat mainan budak sekarang. Purchased it online from UK Amazon, brought back to Malaysia by Enchek Kedek’s cousin and I saved about RM200 from buying it locally. Hehehe.

YES.. I am that SMART in spending money 🙂