Oct 9, 2019

Managing my Emotions Better with Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

I attended a talk called Jom Jemput Kebahagiaan the other day at Open House Play Centre, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Not that I am not bahagia, but this talk is actually about how to manage your emotions with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by founder of Nouri Wellness, Dr Izam Suziani.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) also known as Compassionate Communication might be new in Malaysia but it's already a well known communication technique world wide. NVC is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Dr Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s. Its tools are used to regulate emotions, being empathy, express and hear ourselves - taking into considerations on FEELINGS and NEEDS - with no judgment, assumption or blaming.

As you know, anyone - being a mother, an employee, a businesswoman, a housewife - we deal with mixed emotions daily.

Oct 2, 2019

theAsianparent app - your no 1 pregnancy and parenting app

When I was about to become a first time mom back in 2014, I remember myself looking for information everywhere on pregnancy, delivering a baby, breastfeeding and even how to care for my little ones. I bought books, I Googled and I even asked my family and friends. Information was everywhere, but I secretly wish for a community where I can ask and discuss about all of the things at one place.

Years passed by and I found out about theAsianparent apps! It was like a dream comes true. Even though I have already have 2 kids now, 5 years old elder Bee and 2 years old little Bee, there are still sometimes queries on how to care and raise my kids well. So I am so glad that I came across the apps!

Sep 20, 2019

Mini Karnival Al Haq in cooperation with Kindness Malaysia

We went to Mini Karnival al Haq on Malaysia Day, 16 September 2019 at Rumah Al Haq, Dato' Keramat Kuala Lumpur. The Mini Karnival Al Haq was held to get funding to cover the costs of their operations and other expenses in order to keep the residents safe and comfortable there.

There were many interesting activities that was organized besides selling of food and things, including Nerf Games, sand art, bayblades, face painting and many more.

The mini carnival was also attended by many other children from other shelter homes around Kuala Lumpur.

mini karnival rumah al haq kindness malaysia dato' keramat kuala lumpur

Sep 19, 2019

I Won the China House Penang Doodle of The Week Contest

Few weeks back, the complete in-law family went for a tea time at China House Penang after attended a family member's wedding in Balik Pulau.

China House is one of Penang's famous cafe. It is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings linked by an open air courtyard. China House Penang which is located at Beach Street and Victoria Street, Georgetown, Penang, consists of 3 restaurants, 3 shops, 1 bakery, 2 art galleries and live music  every night.

They are famous for their cakes - there are up to 50 cakes a day!

At China House Penang, there is a paper placed on the table and crayons are given for the customers to doodle.

Before our meals arrived, I started doodling on the papers provided with the crayons, drawing Balqis and Bilal. Balqis later asked me to continue drawing Mummy and daddy and ended up drawing the whole family.

Note that I am not a doodle artist nor I am good in drawing. I just happen to like to conteng-conteng (sampai masa sekolah selalukena marah dengan my mom sebab conteng buku sekolah hahaha). And saja suka nak lukis to make the kids happy.

Sep 18, 2019

Bilal's Birthday Party with KFC Chicky & Friends Birthday at AEON Big Ampang

We actually didn't plan big for Bilal's second birthday party. All we had in mind was to buy a cake and some food and hang out with family at home. But my mom got another idea and she wanted to throw her grandson a birthday party at any fast food restaurant instead. After giving some thoughts and had some discussions, we said okay to Nenek. So we had Bilal's 2nd birthday party at KFC Aeon Big Ampang the day after his actual birthday (because of the availability of the slot). 

We choose KFC as our party place as it is obviously everyone's favorite fast food restaurant. KFC Aeon Big Ampang is the nearest KFC store from our place which have the birthday party service. Plus point that the party area is spacious and is separated from the main KFC dining area.

Sep 11, 2019

The Kids First Merdeka Celebration - National Day at Dataran Kulim Kedah

We were all excited to go celebrate the National Day at Esplanade (Padang Kota), Penang on the Saturday, 31st August 2019 morning, as per stated in the government website and few other website.

But once we arrived there, we saw the road was way too clear and quite for a long weekend holiday in Penang, let alone to have a Merdeka celebration. Then we remembered that daddy said the notis penutupan jalan is for Butterworth. So we checked on Facebook and other social media updates - yes - the celebration was done in Butterworth, not Esplanade. 😭

I was so frustrated for the fact I stayed up to sew their t-shirts to go for the national day marching and celebration. So we ended up go to have our breakfast (again) at Roti Canai Jalan Argyll and brought the kids to the playground instead.

sambutan merdeka kulim kedah 2019

Aug 8, 2019

Messy play: Tutty fruity at Open House, Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Did you know, messy play - in addition to being fun and interesting for babies and young children, encourage children to explore and investigate?

Other reasons messy play or sensory play is beneficial for children include helping children to build nerve connections in the brain. It encourages the development of motor skills.

Generally, sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes as they play, create, investigate and explore.

'Messy Play' can help children in many ways, to calm down, express their feelings, experiment with different materials, learn about textures and learn hand-eye coordination or to practice drawing, measuring and mixing skills.

sensory messy play open house event space penang dr nurhaya lactation centre
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