Monday, June 25, 2012

Nama

Mom once said that she wanna named us, adik beradik, by nama hari yang jatuh pada hari kelahiran. My eldest sister was born on Wednesday, hari Rabu, and her name supposed to be Rabuyah. But dad somehow doesn't like the idea. So I guess since I was born on Monday, hari Isnin, if we were to be named by the day we were born, my name supposed to be Isninah, and my adik should be Khamisah. Hahaa…



I kinda like that name compare to my current name. Sorry mama papa. I just doesn't like the idea nama anak mcm kembar tapi berlainan tahun. And I also doesn't prefer nama2 yg tak macam Melayu dan tak juga berbaur Islam. Hehee… apa pun nama adalah hak mak ayah. So give ur kids good name so that they know u appreciate their birth and love them.



Erm, apa sebenarnya nk cerita ni. Nothing. Today is Monday the 25th June. And I was born 33years ago at Hospital Umum Kuching. Happy Birthday to me :) and Happy Monday to everyone!





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Monday, June 18, 2012

Karnival Susuibu @ Melaka

Alhamdulillah, NeezaNeedles joined another bazaar. This time around agak jauh di Melaka, dan juga agak special sbb saya telah diberi peluang untuk bercakap berkenaan dengan Babywearing, kebaikannya dan juga type of carriers yang digunakan.

Ok, kali ni persediaan agak tidak beria. Unlike my debut bazaar participation, I just made 6 carriers (half than those for GCDC event). Sebabnya, I sensed that the market is not huge like in KL and lagipun tengah bulan mcm ni and I was too a bit nervouse with my talk.



So we went to Melaka at dusk. Hari Sabtu, Mat ada kelas so have to wait for him finished class then baru make a move. We reached by 9, and sebab Melaka is not a familiar places, we decided to stay hotel yang dekat dengan Peringgit. We chose Hang Tuah Hotel, ok la untuk just tido semalam dan bersekejapan. If nak rehat leasuring, tak berapa nak suggest la.. hehee.. Lepas check in semua, we went to the Night Safari Zoo Melaka. Saja bawak anak2 and nak bagi diorang penat skit sebab both pun sleep all the way, so bila bangun both pun segar bugar. The Zoo was nice, we kinda like it very much. The tiger was active and awake so, kids was so enjoy. Dan balik dari Zoo, we makan asam pedas at the nearest place with the hotel. Sedap, I must say.

So, on the day, Mat drove me to the place, and then he and the kids went back to the hotel. We arrived a lil bit late. The crowd was huge amazingly, penuh dewan tu. And unlike the GCDC bazar, this time around I slot myself to meet and greet other sellers. Waktu GCDC bazaar, yang pertama nya memang tak sempat, and yang kedua, I admitted that I dont know how to mingle around .. hehee..

Event agak pantas, so instead of having to talk at 12noon, my slot was due at 11am. I dont prepare any slide. I just have this small paper, to guide me on what should I talk and Alhamdullillah, I can say that I've delivered. Orang dengar pun nampaknya tak bangun-bangun and mula2 I do the talk and demos kat bawah lantai, then the back crowd requested me to be on the stage sebab tak nampak. So I talk about half an hour and few supportive mama lend me their babies for the demos. Patung memang ada, but when I asked, ok, siapa nak anak dia jadik volunteer, some mamas very excited, so I just use their life-baby instead. :)




Itu adalah satu pengalaman yang paling berharga la, sepanjang setahun saya berkecimpung dengan babywearing dan penghasilan carriers. Thanks to Kelab Susuibu Melaka atas kepercayaan dan jemputan.

Berhubung dengan sales, unfortunately, I dont make any sales on that bazaar. Yang terjual pun adalah some of the clearance fabrics. But.. few customers did text me, kalo ada carrier tak terjual do lemme know ya, and as I was wrapping my booth, both sms masuk asking me ada extra carriers tak? And as for today, 5 out of the 6 carriers is now sold. Bercakap pasal rezeki, kalo Allah swt nk kasi tu dia akan kasi je: lambat, cepat, susah, senang.. itu kita kena usaha :)

Dan Alhamdullillah, dengan pengalaman mahal ini, I received an eml from one of my customer, inviting me to give another babywearing talk at her office. Subhanallah, masyaAllah.. Terasa macam, tak tahu mcmana nk berterima kasih lagi dengan Pencipta, Allah swt, di atas kemudahan rezeki ini.. ;`)

Semoga semua yang Kamu kurniakan kepada ku Ya Allah, masih menetapkan aku di jalan dan landasan yang betul (yelah, takut perkara-perkara ini akan melalaikan dan menjauhkan kita kepadaNya.. tak nak.. nauuzubillah..)

Ok, sekian sahaja. Thanks for reading :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Priority

Assalamualaikum,

Its been a month since the last post. Nak kata kan sangat busy tu, tak juga, cuma very lately, rasa sayang dengan masa yang teramat sangat. Somehow rasa macam banyak benda yang kita buat, yang aku buat especially, its actually tak perlu and I can use that particular of time to do something else yang lebih bermanafaat, eg. reading ilmiah books, read the Quran or trying to hafaz some of the surah (which is that is what we should do, we are here to do).

Bercakap soal masa, I think most of work at home mother facing this problem jugak. How to manage? Self - house - kids - husband - and that little 'life-support'. Bagi aku, my daily life, masa pagi sangat la crucial. Morning till 3pm. Sebab nak kejar Poslaju datang jam 3 ptg, I have to siapkan order mana patut, then check eml, kalo customer bayar, their order will be out on that day, then nk bungkus mana patut, diselangselikan dengan melayan anak - cook lunch, suap makan, mandikan mereka and whatnots. Kita merancang, tapi semua perkara Allah tentukan. Ada yang kadang lari dari sasaran, dan Alhamdullillah, ada yang ikut cantik je dengan perancangan. And I have to thanks most of my customers, yang faham sangat dengan my kelam-kabut schedule, yang sabar menanti carrier-bila-la-nak-siap. Thank you very much. You guys rock!!!

Dan sebab masa adalah sangat cemburu, I learn one great thing: to prioritize. I think I good at that now. Hehee.. Pentingkan mana yang penting. Teringat dulu, zaman belajar, andai kata kalau esok nak exam, and the room is in a big mess, I will kemas bilik dulu, siap cuci kain apa semua, then baru la mendongak buku. Which then result pun tak la gempak sebab 'bodoh' dalam mengutamakan apa yang patut. Mungkin sebab sekarang ni dah tua, jadi terasa sangat betapa masa tu sikit. Tak cukup, telah banyak dibazirkan dengan perkara-perkara lagho. Perkara-perkara yang tak patut, yang cenderung kepada entah apa-apa. Alhamdulillah, yang lepas dijadikan iktibar. Tak menyesal sebab yakin yang kesempatan tu masih ada. Boleh lagi nk perbaiki bacaan dan hafal surah-surah tertentu. In fact kalau nak dihafalkan the whole Quran tu pun bole, cuma effort kena tinggi, kena sangat tinggi. Takpe, for the time being, I will do which the best I can do. Nak perbaiki bacaan dulu.

Berbalik kepada prioritize, I think by now, apa yang penting is my family, my kids and my little life-support. Yang masih berkepentingan is me to cook for the family. Peranan sebagai seorang emak. Others seperti gosok baju suami, cuci rumah, itu adalah di-outsource-kan (something that I learn masa kerja ngan gomen dulu.. hahaa). I dont want to be a super-powerful-mother-that-do-everything-by-herself. Tak worth (in my opinion). Mengutamakan di sini maksudnya bukan menyelewakan. I still do what I should do: pinggan kena clear from the sink before tido, lepas makan kena sapu, sampah kena buang everyday, bilik air kena bersih. Hygiene kena la dijaga sebab tu perkara wajib dalam Islam. Maksud prioritize kat sini adalah mengslotkan waktu dengan perkara yang penting (disisiNya).

Pendapat aku, people must look at masa as perkara yang tak ternilai, lebih mahal dari segunung intan dan emas. Solat jaga. Masuk waktu, terus sembahyang. Manfaat dengan perkara berilmu, perbaiki Fatihah atau bacaan surah lazim dalam sembahyang. Semak balik makna bacaan dalam solat. Quote dari Utz Hasrizal (Saifulislam.com): Zaman dah makin canggih, ada lagi ke mereka yang masih bersolat dengan pengetahuan solat belajar masa umur 15tahun dahulu? Telefon nak baru, kereta nak baru.. seharusnyaperbaharui juga solat kita..

Ok. Sekian 'Tazkirah Jumaat' :D - untuk peringatan saya dan kita yang bersaudara. Dah baca Al-Khafi? :)