Wednesday 30 December 2009
First, Muhammad was admitted due to acute bronchitis last week. That was a blow to me as it reminded me of how Ibraheem had his athma...and he still has it now. Muhammad is now recovered and I am still finding other alternative medicine for him. Tak sanggup tengok dia gulp down those drugs like Ibraheem has been doing! I have tried giving him a tiny bit of menuka honey and habbatus sauda oil, so far, Muhammad looks good.
But, the biggest blow came on Saturday when my SIL Azura, was admitted to Damasara Specialist Hospital for some rare blood disorder condition. What came to mind immediately was leukemia, mashaallah, God forbid.
Much earlier this year, I posted a story about her being tested positive for CA125...but that somehow came out negative, and she was having a stomach TB instead, also a very rare desease. Since that eposide she has not been really healthy with bouts of cough and cold.
But yesterday, her doctor in APSH confirmed that she is having an acute leukemia, I don't know what that really means, but, her bone marrow is 80% cancerous....
I visited her after work yesterday and she seemed in high spirits. Next she will be transferred to UMMC and she will have to go through three cycles of chemotheraphy...whatever that means to me, am also not very sure. I mean the after effects, the support that she needed, etc. I have obtained Raden Galoh's number through Shaheida, so guess I will ring her one of these days.
I know the world cannot just stop just because of this, but hey, it's only about 10 days after awal Muharram, and I can't imagine what's next to come for the family. I guess everyone has their own fair share and I pray that all of us will have the strength to face this mega challenge. Amiiin....
Tuesday 29 December 2009
There have been several meetings with my dear childhoold friends the St Nicks girls in KL. And I met my St Nicks friends when I went back to Alor Setar during Raya Haji, and Lyana A Peek Into Life Sungai Petani. I have also met in person Yatt Tireless Mom, Kak Ezza, Kak Zaitgha, Ida Scent of A Woman, Kak Zaidah a silent reader and of course Gina Madam Tai Tai who is back in KL temporarily..
Last week I met in person the well known Kak Teh and her famous husband Awang Goneng, and my blogger and FB friend from the land far away Cape Town, Shaheida! Kak Teh and Awang Goneng is in town for a book launch "Kulit Manis A Taste of Terengganu's Heritage". They were also attending Kak Teh's nephew's wedding, Azril and Kamelia.
Monday 28 December 2009
Noni is a silent reader in Setiawangsa, chocolate cuppies with chocolate ganache ordered for makan-makan...thank you Noni.
Wednesday 23 December 2009
More updates on meeting with blogger friends, cakes, my goals for 2010 and Julie and Julia next...
Thursday 17 December 2009
I remember for the past few years, I sort of "forgot" to have any goals or set my mind to anything, so, I just breathed on (alhamdulillah) as the days goes by...but this year was different. Of course there are still a few things not achieved, but am happy...
Happy, to have the khudrat to beranak to baby no 7...Muhammmad!
Happy, to have picked up baking and am dreaming of opening Kitchen Guardian's Baking Shed one day, yeah, one day....target location, Superwomanwannabe's house next door...Shila are you reading??!! Next will be to master sugarcraft and explore more signature dishes....sooon! Sapa nak rasa!
Happy, to have new friends aka blogger friends yang tuhan temukan...they are really really gorgeous people...your life is made more vibrant and colourful with them!!
Happy, to have my St Nicks looking for me...and terasa malu jugak....ish sombongnya Yani! But am making up girls, I am...
Happy, to have accomplished for my kids, anak-anak yang solat I tak payah remind...but sekali sekala kena tegur jugak...
Happy, that four of my older children are going to school...and am able alhamdulillah to put them in the school that I wish!
Happy, that my husband is happy with me...I think...but I think he wants more s*x than food these days...ha ha...am a Kitchen Guardian, what do you expect!!
Alhamdulillah, happy that I am still breathing...there is so much more to accomplish next year!
Salam Maal Hijrah everyone....xox Yani Kitchen Guardian!
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Lyana and Pak Yusof and family had moved to Sg Petani last year, they came back all the way from Norway, their other home. And, since we were in Alorq Starq and on route to Baling, I made it a point to visit this dear friend of mine, whom I had always chatted on FB or the phone or virtually over our blogs!!
Dup dap dup dap....my they are truly warm people, walaupun depa mai dari Norway. You can see from this pictures..and my children dengan tanpa segan silu buat rumah Lyana, macam rumah depa!My children saw the boat and we wanted to ride it, but apa kan daya, we were short of time, as the real purpose of my returning home to meet my grandparents had turned out to be a few Jejak Kasih sessions. Dad did not complain, in fact he was amazed by the many meetings I had with my friends!
Monday 14 December 2009
Profiteroles for tea for Madam Tai Tai and her neighbours, thanks Gina!
A very short notice order hence the store flowers for a very hard working, young and bright lass Juliana who ordered the cakes for her cousin's hantaran. Juliana is completing her internship in an established accounting firm. When she came to collect the cakes, we borak-ed and she reminded of me during my younger days..ie worked till the wee hours, husband working away, anak emak bela...never mind Juliana, don't fret and feel guilty, do what you have to do with a clear conscience, let the puzzle fall into its place, it's a path that you have to go through dear, inshaallah. I doakan you.
Anis, Khadijah and Yusof
Monday 7 December 2009
But, that night Timah and Liza (from my ALevels days) came visiting me at Taman Nakishah, and I received a message from Billie wanting to see me also. And Ayan too texted me...so apa lagi we ie moi dengan muka tak malunya went to Kak Tan's again on Saturday, as my dear friends decided that we berkumpul at one place and meet each other!
I was the happiest person on earth that moment....we ate, no, I was the only eating...but we talked and talked and reminisce, boy I missed my friends......
Kak Tan holding Muhammad...unloading some weight from me!
.....until the next post folks for the continuation of this....