call me masnie.. some call me masni and some call me mas. but never call me maz cos my name isnt spelled with a Z.. get really annoyed wz ppl who call me maz when they really emphasize the z...
i'm very sorry to say that i'm married.. hehehe.. got married in 2004 with my high school sweetheart which i'll be referring as schatz throughout the blog entries.. we have 2 sons.. the eldest is muaz born in 2008 and the youngest is asyraf born in 2010..
i'm currently pursuing a professional certificate in islamic finance & working at a full-pledged Islamic bank in KL..
i'm quite a computer freak.. spending most of my time with the computer. trying almost everything there is on the Internet.. loves new tech gadgets but still cant afford most of them yet. arggh!!
these are a few things you should know abt me:
i dont have any problem expressing my feelings
i'm still struggling to be a very good muslim
working in an islamic bank is my way of doing jihad
i love helping out ppl tht they jus dont understand why?
I took a one-year unpaid leave to pursue my study at INCEIF and I'm suppose to report back to work on 25-Jan-2011. I reported for duty early on 19-Jan-2011 and it seems that the department needed my service badly!
there's been changes while i was away.. new staff, new boss in top management, staff leaving the dept, staff leaving the bank and etc. Aliah and I were considered old timers in our section/unit and the dept really need us to train the newbies.. most of staff later than us couldn't manage to stay longer due to personal or career reasons..
Aliah may be leaving too sooner or later.. she's pregnant and will be expecting to deliver in March. Faizal is getting married in March. Huda is thinking of taking BNM offer for training and working at Ambank. I don't know about Ibrahim. March is going to be hectic as it is also the month for financial year closing. Kena bersiap sedia la gamaknya..
I was told by my boss that the dept almost lost me.. I'm not sure what he means.. It seems that HR didn't wanna stay in the dept. I did mentioned this to my father in-law expecting him to say like.. "wah! your dept still wants you.. that's good." but instead he said that i should grab the opportunity to go to other places.. what?! he may be right but i think i'm starting to like my job and it's just been only 2 years working in my dept.. i love the ppl here.. i don't feel like leaving just yet.. hmmm.. i don't know really.. this old man can sometimes be true to what he's saying. i hope i made the right choice. Insha Allah.
anyways, it feels exciting to be back for work. this time it is more meaningful to me because it is now much clearer to me to be working in an Islamic bank and Islamic finance industry after taking the study in Islamic finance. Alhamdulillah.
However, i have yet to finish my course because i have to resit for 2 papers and finish my practical/articleship period. I hope i can graduate on time and meet all my INCEIF friends for convocation!!
state: excited to work looking forward to: make a difference in work task: signing documents lesson learnt: knowledge is power! new: friends at workplace lost: keychain bought at Pangkor updated recently: facebook; photobucket Iphone Apps. recently downloaded: -
Alhamdulillah. New year 2011 has just opened its door.. I'm writing down my 2011 resolutions to encourage myself to make it happen!! here we go..
cut-off sugar : i admit that i'm a sweet-tooth person.. i never like plain water or even any drinks that tasted plain.. i must have sugar!! it hit me some time last week when i accompanied my mom to the hospital when i read the posters that they have at the hospital walls.. particularly on diabetes.. scary!! so, masnie, cut-off your sugar intake immediately!!
exercise more : unfortunately, i'm not a sport person. i don't like outdoor activities.. i blame it on the Internet particularly facebook. Bcos of my unhealthy eating habits, i should exercise more.. the only workout i do is walking from my 9th floor apartment to the parking lot.. i use the lift of course to go down and then walk about 100m to the parking building and climb up the stairs to my car which is parked on the 1st floor.. adoi...
lose weight : this is sooooo important!! i feel huge! i feel ugly! i want to be able fit to most of the gorgeous clothes at the shopping mall.. :( even my existing clothes don't fit anymore.. sedihnya!!! i hate this!! if i had the cash, i would just go london body management like our artists do..
practice my CIFP knowledge at work : yes!! i learnt alot during my CIFP program. i know that it can help me in my line of work in the bank since i'm involved in checking for the compliance whether relating to Shariah or not.. i will be back for work on the 17th.. insya Allah.. i just can't wait to work especially because i feel that i'm performing a jihad for Islam.. i must fight in the battle to crush the conventional banking system! Allahuakbar! :)
expose and teach my children of Islam as a way of life : yes!! slowly, schatz and i talk about who is Allah to muaz, show him the importance of Solah (Islamic prayers), teach him alif ba ta, and etc.. we shall also always recite Zikr to asyraf and muaz so that they can eventually memorize and recite as well. Insya Allah..
visit abah more often : this was hard because he moves around alot.. ntah betul ke tidak.. Allah saja je la tau.. but now, since i'm helping him out paying the house rent in Kajang, i may be able to see him often.. i need to be sure that he's okay since he's getting older and sicker.. i don't want to regret the day when he's not here anymore.. :(
i think that's it for now.. i know there's a lot more but i have to go now to head to shah alam and pick up my mom.. she'll be spending the night at my place until tomorrow.. i'm accompanying her to the hospital again tomorrow..
state: getting ready to go out looking forward to: a vacation in pangkor island! task: get the PC fixed and fulfill 2011 resolutions lesson learnt: i have an unhealthy lifestyle new: - lost: - updated recently: facebook; photobucket Iphone Apps. recently downloaded: -
Just to share 2 vids on Maher Zain's song titled "Insha Allah".. I include the lyrics as well...
Insha Allah (God Willing) - Maher Zain.
Every time You feel like you cannot go on You feel so lost and that you're so alone All you see is night And darkness all around You feel so helpless you can't see which way to go Don't despair And never lose hope 'Cause Allah is always by your side
Chorus: Insha Allah Insha Allah Insha Allah You'll find your way
Every time You commit one more mistake You feel you can't repent and that it's way too late You're so confused Wrong decisions you have made Haunt your mind and your heart is full shame But don't despair And never lose hope Coz Allah is always by your side
Turn to Allah He's never far away Put your trust in Him Raise your hands and pray Ya Allah Guide my steps, don't let me go astray You're the only one who can show me the way Show me the way Show me the way Show me the way
InshaAllah InshaAllah InshaAllah We'll find the way
state: chilling looking forward to: a vacation in pangkor island task: get a wifi at home lesson learnt: Allah knows best new: toothbrush :) lost: Framewhiz App - muaz accidentally deleted it! updated recently: facebook; youtube Iphone Apps. recently downloaded: -
Salam. How time flies. and how busy i was that i didnt have the time to update my blog..
anyways, i've completed my academic part for INCEIF CIFP scholarship program!! sort of.. i'm supposed to pass 14 courses in a year.. but sadly, i've already failed 2 courses.. :( the program is tough i tell you!! right now, i've only passed 6 courses and yet to know the result of another 6 courses because i just finished the final exam for them.. the result will come out sometime in Jan 2011. Pray for me!!
later, in Jan 2011, i'll be back for work and that the same time doing the practical part for my CIFP program. during this time, i've to retake the courses tht i've failed as an online student and resit for exam.. using my own money... AAAHHH!
the courses tht i failed were tough for me.. one is on islamic accounting.. i don't know normal accounting at all, what more islamic accounting?! i've to get someone to tutor me on basic accounting.. the other one is wealth planning mgt. it was tough because it was during my confinement after giving birth to baby asyraf.. the sleepless nites having to attend to your newborn most of the time.. i thought i did ok in the exam which i still came for during my confinement (driving myself lagi). sadly, i didnt pass.. very sad..
i really hope that i pass the recent 6 courses!! i'm still gonna study when i start working next year.. another tough deal!! pray for me!!
state: chilling looking forward to: a vacation task: get a wifi at home lesson learnt: i made it through the tough times new: Iphone 3G and 2011 resolutions lost: CIFP classroom sessions updated recently: facebook; youtube Iphone Apps. recently downloaded: PictureStory
Posted at Friday, December 24, 2010 by meisumiyat meow..
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
introducing my 2nd pride & joy
salam. it's a been awhile since my last entry. been busy with my new baby. YES! my new baby!! my latest pride & joy! it's a boy! his name is Muhammad Asyraf. he was born on 18th June 2010 at 2.17pm. he weighed 3.06kg. he's so adorable like his brother. muaz loves asyraf so much.. when ppl tease muaz and told him tht they wanna take asyraf, he would tell me to take asyraf.. "ibu, amik.. amik.." so cute!
anyways, here are some pics of baby asyraf..
state: rushing to get docs finalized on house financing looking
forward to: have a 'kenduri' at inlaws to celebrate asyraf task:
finishing my assignments lesson learnt: i have big babies, asyraf's weight doubled in 3 months! new: meaning in life, asyraf.. lost: suckling moments with muaz. muaz stopped breastfeeding on 10th October 2010, 10-10-10! updated recently: facebook; photobucket; friendster
Posted at Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by meisumiyat meow..
Thursday, April 22, 2010
trip to cherating
planned to go for a vacation before coming into my 32 weeks of pregnancy.. by then i have to be near around KL in case of delivery of course..
i wanted really bad to go to langkawi but due to small budget and my hubby's last minute decision.. we ended up going to cherating.. what to do in cherating? just strolling at the beach.. kinda boring.. if we were in langkawi, we can go to various places on the island of course.. i'm still 'terkilan' until today, y'know..
this vacation was also a celebration on my 30th birthday.. it should have been well-planned.. it should had been memorable and romantic.. i was hoping that schatz had been serious on this.. well, schatz sucks on this matter.. especially ever since we have a son now.. :.(
why is it hard to pamper me once in a while? i know that it's not the same now but it can still be done if you put an effort to it..
to tell you the truth.. i think this is a beginning of a relationship turning sour.. what to do? i don't know.. i haven't change besides being pregnant again.. i still show my affections and love.. maybe i should do more? after delivering this 2nd baby, maybe i should transform myself to a gorgeous babe?! yeah.. maybe i should.. maybe then he will realize and loves me..
anyway, i have to put this aside as i'll be having my final exam on CIFP next week starting 26th April until 6th May. i can't let this bothers me..
ya Allah, give me the strength...
back to the trip to cherating.. the place we stayed at suria cherating beach resort sucked - 2 single bed, terrible view of the sea, lights not working, etc. schatz's friend booked the place but i did mentioned to schatz to make sure that we had a queen-sized bed.. i was really upset finding out that we had 2 single bed!
schatz put together the beds but there was a table lamp in between that can't be moved and he puts it on the bed. wtf?! i told him to take muaz out for awhile.. i arranged back the bed to their original positions.. i'm sleeping with muaz tonite.. i was emotionally upset and cried afterwards..
i tried to enjoy my time there but it was hard.. as 2nd day came, that morning i started to enjoy myself seeing muaz having a great time but it vanished when muaz was bitten by a wild ant while playing on the slides.. the ant may had got into his left shoe when we walked to the playground across the grass from the beach.. all went well at the playground until we noticed he was scratching his neck.. that was when we realized red rashes starting to build up his body. we rushed to our room immediately..
we bathed muaz and put powder on him.. the rashes were all over muaz's neck, chest, tummy, back, groin, armpit and between his eyes.. poor muaz.. immediately, we took him to the nearest clinic which was in kemaman.. about 5 mins drive from the resort.
it was an alergy reaction due to the insect bite. i remembered when it happened to me not long time ago.. i guess muaz inherent this condition from me.. poor muaz..
later that afternoon, after giving muaz his medicine and put him to sleep, the rashes subsided eventually.. alhamdulillah.. as promised to muaz, we took him for a stroll and swim at the beach..
we return to KL the next morning.. it wasn't all a disastrous vacation seeing that your baby son enjoyed his stay..
state: studying looking forward to: finish exam task: study smart lesson learnt: people change new: gynecologist at ampang puteri specialists centre lost: feelings updated recently: facebook;
i'm in my 23 weeks now.. looking at my baby via ultra-sound scan, the doctor measured the fetus and said that the baby is 21 weeks old.. how come? well, the doctor did not seem to be alarmed.. it's not unusual for the doctor it seems.. the doctor then told me that if her diagnose is correct, the baby will be born at least 1 week late from the due date..
muaz did came out 2 days late from the expected due date. but still, anything can happen. the doctor may be telling me this through her experience. she's a very good doctor. that's why i dont mind seeing her for check-up as her clinic is quite far from my place.
later, when the doctor found out that i put on 4 kilos in 3 weeks, she immediately asked me whether i was diagnosed for diabetes when i was pregnant with muaz. i said no. but muaz was a big baby when he came out. he was 3.8 kilos. the doctor wants me to do the MGTT next week to be sure.. if the result is negative then maybe i'm just producing big babies..
but that morning i just had a big
breakfast. well, i dunno for sure.. i do like to eat sweet things..
but then again, seeing muaz now.. he is only 22 months old but people thought he was 3 years old.. he is tall since he was a baby.. i don't mind him being big as long as he is healthy all the way.. insya Allah.
state: busy looking
forward to: do MGTT next monday task:
finishing my assignments lesson learnt: i may be producing big babies new: music pets on FB lost:
sleeping hours updated recently: facebook;
woohoo! semester break starts tomorrow until friday, 5/3/2010. maybe a break from lectures but not from assignments. i'll be doing my assignments the whole week! nak buat macamana? ok la tu..
it's kinda hard to do anything at home with muaz wanting you to play with him all the time.. his dad is not helping much because muaz wants his mom to be around him.. aiyoo.. i have to make sure that i use this break effectively.. sorry muaz.. ibu have to send you to the nursery.. ibu has to work lor..
btw, i'm expecting a boy! whoa! ada geng la muaz.. my next scan is sometime next week.. i will check for his lil thingy again to be sure.. heheh.. to be honest, i was hoping for a girl.. wanna dress her up with lil cute dress and do her hair.. but it's still ok if the baby turns out to be a boy.. we can try again for a girl later.. :p
i don't know if i'm giving enough attention to my 2nd baby.. i recite al-Quran lesser than i did when i was pregnant with muaz.. i'm trying my best to recite more.. insya Allah.. i bought a qari CD by Sheikh Saad Said Al-Ghamidi a few days ago.
did i tell you that my due date is just 3 days apart with my youngest sister? she's still wondering her baby's gender.. she and her hubby are hoping for a boy.. my mom had a very ironic idea that we can switch our babies if my sister were expecting a girl!! i can't do that? it would still be the same for my mom because she's still the granny for both of our babies no matter what.. eee.. pelik.. pelik..
My sister and I both agree that Allah knows best.. we have to be grateful with what we have.. insya Allah..
my new challenge now is to name my baby. i already have a name for a baby girl but still having a tough time finding a suitable name for a boy.. my hubby likes this one name and he's trying to sweet talk to me to use the name.. fyi, my hubby and i agreed that we take turn to name our baby.. he gave our 1st child, his name.. an now it's my turn to give our 2nd child's name..
we want it to be simple and short with a good meaning behind it.. any suggestions for a boy's name? :)
state: busy looking forward to: finish 50% on the assignments during semester break task: finishing my assignments lesson learnt: Allah knows best new: qari CD lost: sleeping hours updated recently: neopets; facebook;
it's been ages since my last entry.. busy with work, busy with family.. i miss blogging. will try my best to start back on track..
what's the latest with me? well..
i'm 5 months pregnant! see.. i've been busy.. :p
i'm taking unpaid leave from my work to further my study in Islamic Finance at INCEIF. been offered a scholarship from INCEIF under Bank Negara. it's been a month now. tough program since i took IT last time i did my degree. but considering i worked for a full-pledged islamic bank for 3 years, i need to expand my knowledge. this my jihad to my religion.
muaz is now 1 year and 9 months old. he's learning to talk now. he calls me 'bobok', thanks to his dad.
last month, my sister, mieka got married. all of my sisters are now married.. alhamdulillah. my youngest sister is also expecting her first child this year. ada geng..
the other pieces in my life are just about the same.. no change with my dad..
okla.. enuff for today.. see ya!
state: determines looking forward to: learn all about islamic finance task: finish my assignments lesson learnt: seek more knowledge new: islamic finance and friends lost: working hours updated recently: neopets; facebook;