Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Day 2 and Day 3 at Kindie

Day 2

Yeay! Arfan made it through the kindie gate without crying.
He took off his shoes and bag and put in on the rack in front of the door. No-crying-yet.
The moment teacher asked him to go inside, bammmm! Uwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! He cried loudly.
And keep on saying, "mummy wait there, mummy look at Arfan ok."
Adoi kesiannya anak mummy. Why lah nak cry sayang??

When we picked him up from school in the evening he was actually very happy and chirpy.
He even said he had fun at school. Me and encek K was relieved.
Later that night before going to bed, the drama comes. He said he doesn't want to go to the new school, he wanted to go to his old nursery place. He mentioned that he misses his old friends.

Me and encek K had to give him a lot of encouragement for the new school that night.
A lot of life lessons from both of us which I don't think he quite understands but we had to  -___-

Day 3

Yeay! No crying at all. Cuma muka cembeng dan sebak the moment teacher asked him to go inside.
Of course he keeps looking at me (I am standing outside the gate as usual, I will leave once he is inside the house). I promised him that I will stay and look at him (though I think what he wants is for mummy to stand there the whole day and wait for him hahaha).

Let's see what will happen later. Mummy and daddy doakan Arfan happy kat new school okay!

p.s: One day mummy akan baca balik this entry and remind you how you were when you first started your kindergarden. We love you sayang.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello 2016

First working day of 2016. I hope it's not too late to wish everyone Happy New Year!
New year, new resolution and new spirit right?

Well this year Arfan Miqaeel is entering a brand new kindie (he turns 5 this coming July). Big milestone for him.

Last week he did the orientation and everything seems good (no crying), his bff from his former nursery is also at the same school which makes me even happier knowing that he will at least know one person at this new kindie. At least there is a familiar face for him to see at this new kindie. Everything was smooth during the orientation day. I was a relieved mum last week.

This morning was another story though. He was crying and throwing tantrums. He kept on saying "I don't want to go to school, please mummy." Haiihhhhhhhh.. He then asked me to wait for him at the gate of the school, but the moment he stepped in, there goes the crying and screaming. It really breaks my heart to see him like that. But mummy has to be strong right? As long as I know he is in a safe place and that all teachers are kind to him, I just have to let it go. *kata buat Combat mummy, you have to be tough!*

Later, me and encek K is planning to pick him up slightly early, bring him to eat his fave food and probably encek K will bribe him with some toys. Tomorrow morning hopefully everything will be better insya Allah...

This pic was taken during orientation day.

Monday, November 23, 2015

My Journey as Body Combat instructor

If you follow me on this thing call "Instagram",  you probably know that I did something crazy middle of this year... 

I registered myself for the instructor training course for Les Mills Body Combat programme  -_____-

I have been wanting to do it for quite sometime but never have the guts to register myself.
Then I decided what the heck; I will only live once, I love Body Combat so much and I know the basic stuff for the training.
What am I waiting for right?
And so I registered myself on Les Mills website.
What in the world was I actually thinking?

The training was held in True Fitness, Desa Sri Hartamas.
There were 16 of us in the training and our coach was the infamous Jon Kin Chew from Body Combat 63 (he is THE presenter for track 6).

I remembered being so nervous on the first day.
Nervous that I wouldn't be good enough for the training.
Nervous that I won't be able to memorized the choreo, nervous that I would miss the beat, basically nervous about everythinggggg.
All the other participants were actually so nice and friendly.
They are really supportive as well, we kinda have to motivate each other during the three days training coz to tell you the truth it is really draining.
Some of them you can already see on the first day that they have been doing combat for a while and they are really really good with their techniques and all.

Personally, I do feel the three days training itself really does test your physical ability.
Hundreds of jap-cross and hundreds of kicks will really literally kill your physical slowly.
By the third day I actually cannot feel my arms and legs anymore (thank God for auto transmission car okay)...
I was praying very hard that I do not get track 2 or track 4 for the final presentation.
But heck, on the first day, for the first presentation I got track 2.
Jon the coach kept saying that my "roundhouse kick" wasn't progressing enough and that I have to work on the levels of the kick.
I lost count how many kicks I did by the end of day 2.
Massive leg pain alert!!!
Then towards the end of day 2 we were assigned another track for the final presentation (like finally!!).
I got track 3 for the final presentation which was not quite easy due to the "dynamic pulls", but still it is better than track 2 or track 4 for me.

After we did the final presentation, came the evaluation obviously.
I was so nervous. Jon took sometime to write few things on the papers (I remembered he was looking so serious).
Then Jon called us one by one to present our result and listened to this; I PASSED the training (full pass as trainee okay!),
I was grinning from side to side.
Jon commented that my coaching and queuing was on point, but I still have to really work on my technique though (during this I can only hear FULL PASS hahah)

Full pass as trainee (I am giving a pat on my own back)

The participants with Jon Kin Chew the coach (the dude in front in blue t-shirt is the coach)

Few months have passed since I passed my training.
I have done my part of "shadowing" the class and now I am TT-ing (TT = team teach)  Body Combat with my Body Combat sifu/mentor at my gym.
It's not an easy journey becoming an instructor.
For me, I am constantly juggling between work, travelling for work, motherhood (with no maid) and going to the gym.
Becoming an instructor means you have to memorize the choreo, you must be on the beat, your technique must be correct, you must give accurate queue and so on.
A lot of preparation has to be done prior to teaching the class itself.
So guys, show some credit to your GX instructor please, they have invested a lot of sweat and blood when preparing themselves to teach.

My journey to become an instructor has just begun, I am loving and hating the process along the way.
Would I trade it back? Nope. Not in a million years.
I fell in love with Body Combat the moment I stepped in the first class few years ago.
I don't see Body Combat only as exercising, it is more like my theraphy (besides online shopping hahahahah), I see Body Combat as my ZEN and it is one of the things in my life that actually keeps me sane (I know I'm weird).
I hope by becoming an instructor I can inspire other people to workout more and to live a healthy, happy life.
Doesn't matter what kind of exercise you like to do, as long as you keep on moving, you will see the results.

with my Body Combat sifu/mentor/friend

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mom and Son OOTD

So I have always wanted to do matchy-matchy OOTD with my boy (yes, I am that cheesy mommy!).
It's not so easy doing OOTD with boys; if you have a girl, then it's a whole new level you know.
The choice is endless if you have a baby girl.
You can wear tutu, leopard pants, dress, skirt, blaaa blaaaa (the list goes on and on if it's a baby girl). When it's a boy, it's kinda limited, and more challenging.
I saw this few pictures of mommy and son OOTD on FB, and this is what makes me want to do OOTD even more with my boy!

So I was thinking, how the heck am I gonna make it werk?
I am not going to make my son wear leopard print pants obviously; he will hate me forever (or probably will not forgive me) when he understands what is leopard prints.

I have to make use of whatever I have and improvised.
I also start buying more clothes based on his clothes (not so easy I tell ya!).
But, I will dress up matchy-matchy with him for as long as I can just coz I want to!

So here goes......
Outfit number one! Tadaaaaaaaaaaaa......
Quite a match duncha think!
Yeay to mommy and Arfan! But he looks more swag than mommy here heheheheh.
Encek K was upset that he didn't have a matching shirt.
Alaaaaaaaa sorry lah daddy, kasikla mommy chance OOTD with Arfan kan....
Mommy's outfit: Top: Forever 21, Jeans: ZARA, Shoes: Vincci
Son's outfit: Top: H&M, Jeans: Mango, Shoes: PUMA

Outfit number two:

Mommy's outfit: Top: Forever 21, Jeans: ZARA, Shoes: Vincci
Son's outfit: Top: Mothercare, Jeans: Mothercare, Shoes: PUMA

I am not a big fan of white, but it is growing on me.

A good start right? 
I have few more shirts that is already matching with his shirts (what to do, I can only match shirts with him).
Also a pair of red jeans which I just bought one pair for him and one pair for myself. 
Have to think how to rock those jeans to match him.
One thing for sure, taking pictures is not so easy with this dude.
We have to 'really work' to get the shots. I even have to bribed him sometimes.
Thank you to my ah-may-zing husband who is always there to take the pictures. 
I will post more OOTDs soon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

well hello there

Why would anyone read my post anymore?
Even I don't browse to this page any longer.
Life is as usual busy with work, gym and family life (what's new right?).
Have been travelling quite a bit this year for work and for holiday with family; to Bandung, to Singapore City, to Munich, to Paris and to Tokyo. I will be in Tokyo again soon.
I sure do love to travel, but I surely will miss my boys back home if they are not with me.
I really should blog more (I know). So I don't forget the things that I have done haihhh.
Updates on Arfan Miqaeel; he turns 4 last July. Mummy is surely emotional seeing him all grown up. Tall, skinny little boy, he is gonna be as tall as his daddy I think. Tolong ikut skali suara daddy yang sedap time menyanyi ok, jangan ikut suara Sizuka mummy k sayang (yes, my husband says I sound like Sizuka when I am singing, jahatnyaaa!!). Mummy je kemetot after this, he is already more than half of me, surely a big boy now. I can really rely on him on doing some things (cleaning up his toys, switching off the AC in the living room before going to bed, washing himself), he is very protective, very competitive and I sure do see myself alot in him hahahah. Hati kering sikit macam mummy kan hahaha. He loves cars and racing (boys will be boys I guess). He does not like to eat rice at all; he can eat noodles and eggs all day long. Boiled eggs, fried eggs, scramble eggs, roti canai telur tampal, u name it, whatever has eggs on top, he will take it.

Whenever I am away for work he will stay for few days with hubs and then back to nenek's house which he always look forward to go. He basically gets everything and gets away with everything when he is there at nenek's. Well, being the only cucu. nenek cannot say NO to him adoiii!! Spoiled brat alert.
Well, I will try to update on my travelling journey soon. Paris and Tokyo travel log is a must! I will be away again for about 3 weeks, last business trip for this year hopefully. Going to miss my little ohana back home. May Allah ease my journey when I am away from my family in order to provide better life for all of us; insya Allah.