Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The 7th and final prenatal check-up @ Koishi..

was actually looking forward to this check-up because today i was supposed to get my 'green light' to get on plane and head home...supposedly.... well let's just say my expectations went down hill and my blood pressure shot up sometime after the urine and bp test (seb baik dah test bp..klu tak ..tak pasal2 jadi benda lain lak).....ohh and i got a diff. doc today..the one i had the first few times i came in the 院長....

anyway:
bp : 119/63 ( a bit on the low side )
sugar in urine : -
protein in urine : -
edema : -
height of uterus : 28 (+ 1cm)
circumference of abdomen : 96.5 (+ 0.5cm)
weight : + 1.5kg (so total of weight gained = -1.1+0.7+1.1+1.5 = 2.2kg....ada lagi 11 minggu...can i keep it  under 5kg???)

next came the ultrasound... masa scan td nak mintak doc buat 3D...baru nak cakap dh kluar gambar 3D kat skrin...jd kita senyap je la kan...nampak lah seme pipi dia bambam tgh senyum n then doc tekan transducer n dia buat muka grumpy mencebik... excited nak tunjuk kat hubby... little did i know that when got up to leave she just handed me this one piece...this one lonely piece...mana gambar2 3D td... but it was too late...


baby's progress:
BPD = 77.4mm (GA:31w)
FL = 52.2mm (GA:29w3d)
AC = 257.6mm (31w4d)
EFW = 1536g (GA:30w3d)

and seperti biasa..kena lecture ngan doc suruh jaga weight gain... and again the remarks on how big the baby was... oh ya i think i mentioned that i've been having abdominal pain under my right ribcage in my last entries...well i did some looking up on the issue on the net..and yes people say don't believe everything you read on the net right...well anyway since the last time i mentioned it the doc just shrugged i wanted answers... some moms said it's growing pains, gas or indigestion and then there came the term HELLP syndrome which kinda scared me coz it's pretty serious... and the only way to get out of it is to have a c-sec immediately..... haaaaaa...of course lah cuak kan...so today i asked the doc again mentioning that the pain doesn't occur only after meals like it used to but has now become constant.... i can't sit up  for more than 15 minutes... i pain is only relieved if i lie on my left side or on my back...takkan nak berbaring je memanjang kan.... mcm mana nak naik flight 7 jam cam ni...i think i'll have to get up and jalan jalan dlm plane a lot lah mcm ni....hahaha...anyway doc says it's the uterus pushing against stomach... she didn't seem to be concerned about it...but just in case...balik msia nanti nak suh doc kat msia check btul2...frustrating lah doc yang tak explain lebih medlm ni.... all they care about is getting you in and out of the exam room as fast as they can so they can tend to the next woman...

after that came the part that made me more frustrated.... they didn't write my 紹介状 (letter of introduction) that i need to give to the doc in msia or the 診断書 (medical certificate) that i need to board the plane next tuesday...even though i've been mentioning it to them since the last 3 prenatal visits... the doc claims that it's not in my chart...kalau lah tak de..cm ne nurse blh tny masa dtg td 'hari ni dtg utk ambik document je ke nak check skali?'..meaning they knew the documents were due today kan..... seriously? ... is it just me... are my expectations too high... today's appointment date was chosen by the last doc to prepare the documents...not bu me..and still.... pastu ada problem communication between the doc and receptionist plak...2 3 kali receptionist tu kena masuk keluar bilik kakunin ngan doc... well enough about benda2 tak best ni

mari kita tgk benda len plak


hahaha..ini saiz tangan baby kitorg... kurang sikt lah dr 4cm.... seronok plak tgk...walaupun tak real just an estimation tapi terasa kecik sgt...

on by the way korg dah tgk cite ni?

bukanlah nak promote sgt pun.... tp ada satu part tu...part puss in boots keluar dr tempat dia nyorok...mula nampak mata je....skali kluar2 cm ni haa


anyway masa tgk dia struggle nak bangun dr bantal dia.... well that's how i feel...phm sgt perassan ko puss in boots... dh lah skang slalu terlentang kan sbb bila duduk sakit kat tulang rusuk tu..bila nak pusing mcm tu lah.... not to mention side view badan saya pun sebijik mcm dia haaaaaaahahahaha...

ok lah kena pi masuk dapur..tinggal a few more days je i get to cook for hubby.. sedey naaaaaa

Monday, December 13, 2010

busy busy busy day....

selepas trip ke 免許センター ditunda sekali n a little problem (rupanya boleh 更新 lesen untuk org tua ngan org naik lesen GOLD je...sheesh..next time read the fine print syaz!!!) we encountered yesterday...finally finally....saya sekarang pemegang lesen biru hak hak hak...... no more lesen hijau....hihi

mesti korg tgh pkir kan apelah lesen biru lesen hijau ni...haaaaa...lesen hijau tu utk pemeggang lesen bawah dua tahun...tak kira lah org tu lesen P ke atau mcm saya bukan lesen P tp baru tukar lesen jepun dia dpt lesen hijau...n after 2 years you get to go through what i just went through... a 2 hour lecture...and wallah....you get a new spick and span lesen biru

lecture tu kasi refresh balik rules semasa memandu di jalan raya....siap ada video lagi on different types of scenarios that might cause accidents... bnyk jugak statistik keluar td... pasal  penyebab utama kematian... umur mangsa2 kemalangan... statistik tentang bilangan kematian yang dapat dicegah sekiranya mangsa memakai tali pinggang keledar...n mcm2 lagi... tp yang paling diorg 注目 (pay attention) skali pasal drunk driving...

after the lecture ended the man in charge called out our names and gave us our new licenses...and the dia suruh gi check kat data kata mesin sebab start bulan 10 hari tu lesen baru ni semua ada IC siap ada 暗証番号 lagi... mcm2 la....

anyway petang ni nak ke 豊橋港 sana tu ...nak gi  入国管理....nak kena settle benda lain plak...just waiting for hubby to get back from lab...dah settle seme ni then i can breathe easier...less than 2 weeks to go.....bye bye japan

Thursday, December 9, 2010

mommy's best buddy.....


introducing mommy's new buddy...mr. tummy belt...mr. tummy belt is very good at bearing weight... .especially the weight of the little bundle of joy in her tummy...so mommy's poor back gets a bit of rest. when mommy puts mr . tummy belt on it looks like this....


when mommy went to the baby shop the other day she was already interested in buying a tummy belt but was sceptical that it would really help relieve some of the pressure on her back...the sales lady came around and picked a size for her and she tried it on......wow was mommy shocked...it did wonders.... mommy says it feels like someone was holding her tummy for her...hahaha...

the sales lady recommended mommy get one of these 'haramaki's to keep her tummy warm...but since mommy is going back in 3 weeks mommy said it was unecessary since malaysia is hot....

the sales lady also showed momy several other types of support underwear like girdles and such but mommy wasn't interested because she wanted something like mr. tummy belt that was easy to put on and remove...plus mommy has bad memories of when she was younger and her mommy would make her wear girdles so she would be slimmer and they always ended up rolling down around the waist area...yikes ...uncomfortable....

mommy says she's very happy with mr. tummy belt and will continue wearing him whenever she feels the need to do so...


the kitchen is not my friend....again....


roti canai yang ku idam idamkan...hihhihi


don't know if it's a relapse of the first trimester...but i've started losing my appetite again...and the ticking clock shows that it's almost 6pm...nak tak nak kena masuk dapur jugak...klu tak nak bg mkn ape kat hubby kan...i think mlm ni kena start balik tanya si dia hari2 nak makan ape...beacause the taught of food is starting to make me want to barf again....just like masa first trimester dulu.... there's only one thing i really wanna eat right now....ROTI CANAI....tak pe2 sabar2 lagi 3 weeks insyAllah merasa la roti canai kasi banjir satu hahahahaha......kenapalah restoran india kat jepun ni tak jual ek?hihi...serious tak mo masuk dapur...tapi tak mo makan luar.....huaaaaa....shoganainaaaa

Friday, December 3, 2010

i think i over did it.....

mentang2 lah second trimester ni has been going really well....lansung tak sedar tahap kemampuan diri sendiri.....

last wednesday pergi jd drebar untuk budak lab baru hubby yang baru sampai ngan family dia dr india  yang nak beli brg2 masuk umah.... hubby budget it will take only 2 hours...ooo machigai....haha last2 it took 9 hours...biasalah kan banyak nak beli...dan ni shopping utk family...nak beli futon set je dah sejam kamo... i was expecting that..so tak terkejut pun...and yang peliknya...dah hantar diorg balik ke hotel baru nak rasa penat....

today pulak ada tetamu nak datang tumpang tdo...so dr last week dok mengemas umah....sbb skang tgh dlm proses packing keadaan umah ni lagi hidoi dr biasa...n me being someone yang not very good at housekeeping...well ...let's just say it took me awhile to get it cleared....

anyway ...back to the 'knowing your limits' subject...pregnant women PLEASE refrain fromgetting down on your arms and knees to clean the floor...coz that's what i did..and seriuos sakit gile belakang semlm...when i straightened my back rasa mcm tulang ter'snap'...awwwww.... n then pergi pandai2 isi beras dlm bekas beras because hubby dearie terlupa nak buat sebelum gi lab....haa bagus...

kesimpulannya ladies...even though you feel you're strong enough to do these simple2 tasks...there's a reason why doctors and your mother tell you not to...it's all for your own good...nanti jadi like me...sakit badan mcm gi jungke trekking seminggu...hahahaha

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Baby names......

Biasalah kan...when you're pregnant this topic will surely come up...heck i've been picking names since before i was married (tak  malu ngaku...tp ngaku je la korang pun pernah buat kan) hiiiiiii.....

Anyway, for boys i've always liked names that start with 'H'...paling favourite
Hakim = Bijaksana
So ever since i got pregnant, we've been browsing names together and this was our first list of favourite names
Hakim = Bijaksana
Haikal = Pokok yang besar dan subur
Harith = Kuat, berusaha
Haziq = Cerdik, pandai (jgn marah eh kak nadia...masuk jugak nama hajikku dalam first list kitorang..hii)

And for girls Ari likes names yang lembut2 gitu and my favourites were all what he called 'too modern' like Batrisya or something like that
His favourite was  Ayuni but we couldn't find the meaning in our book here. The girls names were shorlisted to
Aina = Mempunyai mata yang cantik
Aida = Keberuntungan
Aiza = Noble
Aira = yang ni pun tak tahu maksud dia....but my firiend says ada maksud....kena cr lg ni...anyone knows what it means????

Ape ape pun ni first list yang telah di short list lagi dan balik msia nanti mesti ada tokok tambah dia kan...hihi.... combination of names starting with H and A for boys and A and S for girls......mula igt nak letak Zul kat depan for boys but Ari tak mo nama panjang2 datte.... so ok je lah kan..hiii

teringat my parents story dulu...my mom liked names considered 'modern' masa zaman dulu2 kan...but my dad likes short names so me and my sis got one word names....tp masa my baby sis nye turn i guess he gave in hahahaha...so she has a two word name....

it's all about give and take...and making sure kita bagi nama yang maksud dia baik2 kan.... hopefully the name we have picked for our little tyke or princess suits him or her well....

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ohhhhh...bila kita semakin tua....

hua hua hua.....forgetful forgetful me....menu dah tetap dah...siap check balik ngan hubby tgh hr td apa nak beli...n then i get to the store...i pilih2 the brg (sambil tick2 checklist dlm otak)...oppps main ingredient tertinggal patah balik,ambik main ingredient, i pay, i pack the stuff, i drive home...siampai umah bukak tudung seme n then...alamak...baking powder lupaaaaaaaaa...... dan dgn bestnye mula lah buka tnet cari substitute baking powder...haaa rupanya if you have baking soda and cream of tartar (or buttermilk) boleh je buat.....tapi apakan daya i ran out of baking soda tooooooo.....tp sgtlah malas nak kluar balik just for the baking powder....so how....kita makan ape yang ada je lah sayang...boleh kan boleh kannnnn kan kan kann...hiiiii...

bila tanggal bertukar menjadi umur suku abad menyusul tiba...

The 6th prenatal check-up

went for my second last check-up in Japan...baby's current gestational age is 24 weeks and 3 days...baru masuk 6th month...

today apart from the usual blood pressure and urine check...kena buat blood test...dah agak dah pun kena amik darah tp nurse hr ni tak brapa mahir la.... first dia cari vein on my right hand tak jumpa...lepas tu tukar left hand plak..dah cucuk tu tak kluar lak darah...n then dia gerak gerakkan the jarum mcm nak cr vein tapi tak jumpa gak...so she took the needle out and inserted another needle...baru jumpa the vein...uwah i bet you mesti lebam lepas nie.... and the results...NO 貧血 (anemia) alhamdulillah....
the other results:
bp:122/57 (妥当=normal)
protein in urine: -
sugar in urine: - (yeay...finally)
edema: -
weight: +1.1kg (aiyoyo...mmg tak leh nak control lah nurse...muri la nak ikut target weight bmi tu..but the total weight gained is still under 5kg)
height of uterus:27cm
circumference of abdomen:96cm (+2cm from last month)

instrustions for this month......NOTHING!!!!!...hiiiiii...no more 減塩水



Baby's measurements as of today:
BPD:68.6mm (GA:27w 3d)
AC:199.2mm (GA:25w 2d)
FL:43.7mm (GA:25w 2d)
EFW:865g (GA:25w 5d)

Masa scan doc terkejut gila...haaa dia kata dah lebih 800g dah...dia ckp....yappa baby ni ada kanosei jd biiigggg baby...last month baby punya perut was big....this time perut dia dh okay kepala lak besar...hahaha...lawak laa...anyway asal dia sihat ...alhamdulillah....takut besar2 sgt kena c-sec lak....uwaaa kowai...

oh anyway dah tahu gender baby...hiiiii...doctor tanya...wakarimasuka (faham tak??) ehhh zenzen tatau tgk.....the only thing i could make out was the baby's leg...dia check second time pun kita clueless jugak....hahaha...

baby dah gerak lum? hmmm rupanya dah lama dah dia menendang ...mommy dia je tatu itu baby yang menendang...bukan gas...hahaha....the other day dia tendang and kebetulan kita tgh pandang perut...nampak my tummy bergegar...bikkurishita yo..cuak pun ada...haha...masa the first week rasa penendang dia tu...mcm tak kerap sgt..ada hari tak rasa langsung...but nowadays mcm ada jadula...10-11am, 5.30-6pm, mlm masa abah dia blk...around 8.30pm and paling aktif is at around 2-3am...tgh mlm2 buta tu...haaa..mommy dia duk umah je ....tu yang jd kuwashi gile pasal jadual dia hahahaha.....tp tak zutto la..but usual that's the time he kicks and moves the most... abah's new hobby? cr kedudukan baby and main kick game ngan baby....but since your still new at the game 反応lambat sikit al kan...tak pe tak pe nanti praktis lg ek....

as for me....hari tu ada lah dlm 2 days tak lalu mkn...n nowadays kalau mkn je sakit kat tulang rusuk kanan...cm ada lebam yang kita gi tekan2...my mom says it's probably indigestion...tp tatau la...tny dok td dia tak komen ape2 la tp......well that's about it for this check-up...next check-up wil be the last before i head back to malaysia....bye bye Japan....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

banyak nye nak cite....

A lot's been going on lately...starting with hubby's trip to US to packing to go back to Malaysia(yang still tak hbs2 lg) and now i totally engrossed in browsing baby stuff on online shops in Malaysia. All in all, blog ni tak bergeraklah gamaknya... anyway, sejak jaga alauddin n tgk kak nadia with hajiq I've been seriously thinking of breastfeeding even after starting work... and when u say breastfeeding while working....you'll need to purchase a breastpump...dulu2 dah browse tapi berenti jap n then i was spurred into action again by dart's baby list...kira keluar balik semangat nak browse ni kan... another thing i've been studying up on seriously is cloth diapers...don't know anyone who uses them here in Toyohashi so tak boleh nak tanya lebih2...but i first came across cloth diapers a long time ago...masa kat Fukui lagi rasanya...i don't think i was even married yet at the time...tak igtlah cam ne... anyway untuk yang tak tahu tu cloth diapers ni kira cam lampin kot, tapi bukan pakai buang. Ada macam2 jenis rupanya All-in-One lah, Pocket Diapers lah, Prefold lah....mcm2 ada and each come with it's own pros and cons....

so my goal now is to study up on breastfeeding, breastpumps, and cloth diapers...this website has been helpful as the owners actually use the cloth diapers...

oklah...nanti sambung lagi..got somewhere to go

Friday, October 29, 2010

2nd mommy class....

it was raining when i headed to the clinic...and i was drowsy sbb lately mlm tak bley tdo ( a bit early for that actually..org kata 3rd trimester baru susah tdo)...anyway kali 9 org tak paricipate..nurse kata sebab hujan kot and again...the saying that japanese people are always punctual isn't always right...tp masing2 ada jijyou masing2 kan...kena urus hubby and other kids baru leh kluar rumah deshou...so class start lambat and hbs 30 min lambat...

the mommy class this time was a disappointment to me...no new info...they had the doctors come in to give talks tapi it was more like 'leteran' instead of 'you need to know this' facts...in one of the slots the pediatrician came and before the class he had them do a survey of mothers who had people who smoke living with them... turns out about 30% of the mothers did... doc tu cakap dulu2 usually it was 50-60% tapi sekrg dah turun but nowadays it's usually 30%....and then he gave us a lecture of how we were all 'baka' (stupid) mothers who don't have the right to be parents because we let our partners etc. smoke... and that we should them choose to give up smoking or make them move out.... don't get me wrong... i'm not rooting for the smokers..but i kinda know what it's like to get someone to stop but you can't and frankly you can't live if that person isn't around..ok..i'm babling and i'm gonna stop now... bukan nya ape..i found his 'iikata' (the way he said it) a bit offensive... his talk was about 20 minutes and he kept calling us baka...when i looked around all the other mothers had their heads held down cm budak darjah satu kena marah ngan cikgu....seriously?

okay so apart from the smoking issue pediatrician tu cakap pasal allergies...dia suruh kurangkan makan telur dan minum susu...bukan stop ye kawan2...kurangkan....because these foods tend to cause allergies.... and then dia cakap pasal breastmilk..saying which we all know is the best choice for baby..but he stressed on the fact that we shouldn't be too set on being exclusive...because this might become a problem if the mother cannot provide enough for the baby... it can harm the mother emotionally and the baby nutritionally if the mother refuses to let the baby get formula even though her milk isn't enough... and then he talked about weaning...and he actually told us that his eldest son was breastfed for 6 years.... saying that we should let the child tell us when he wants to stop....6 years people...wow... and then he said every mother should have a good book on 'kosodate' (bringing up children) ...afterwards saying that we should get a good 'japanese' kosodate book..and not the ones from overseas...mula2 ingat dia biased...rupanya sebab dia kata buku overseas ni selalunya bila di'translate'kan...maksud dia jd gucha2...so i agree with him on that....

and then datanglag the OBGYN tu...who happens to be the pediatricians wife...haha small world kan...she was telling us that touching our bellies and talking to the baby is important...and that giving birth is all about the right breathing techniques....and that's all about i got from her....

and then the bidan lak start cakap....her talk was mostly about prep for the hospitalization... brg ape kena bawak ( but that all depends on the hosp kan) koishi sediakan baju for mommy and baby including underwear tau... so all we need to bring is the baju utk baby masa nk discharge and baju spare for mommy if she needs it.... but you probably won't because they do your laundry for you daily( all part of the package)...waaaaa....tapi saya tak merasalah haha.......

lepas tu dietician punya turn lak....dapat sample susu cm 'anmum' versi jepun perisa cafe latte...tp tak berani minum.... it turns out i've been eating way to many fruits...ingatkan okay ...turns out it's not okay because fruits have a lot of sugar.... imagine one orange a day....not per serving tau...heck i've been eating like 3 oranges skali hadap..... and then lapar je cr fruits...rupanya too much...hiiii...

and that was about it...... next class pasal breathing techniques..punyalah nak bwk hubby skali org tu tak bagi sebab he won't be around during the birthing process....hmmmm

Monday, October 18, 2010

The 5th prenatal check-up

today pegi check up lagi...baby's current gestational age 19 weeks and 6 days...

as usal the day started of the routine blood pressure check-up and urine test
bp: 132/78 (妥当=normal)
protein in urine: ±(the amount has decreased since last month but it's still there)
sugar in urine: -
weight: + 700 g (naik sikit but still lighter than what i weighed at 11 weeks)
edema: -
height of uterus: 19cm
circumference of abdomen: 94cm

instructions for this month....same like last month 減塩水... kurangkan garam bnykkan minum air...
baby is healthy..this time dah tak measure CRL dah..diorang measure BPD (biparietal diameter), FL(femur length), ngan AC(abdominal cicumference)je...n dari situ diorg calculate baby punya EFW (estimated fetal weight)

so baby's measurements as of today are
BPD:48.1mm (GA:20w 4d)
FL:31.7mm (GA:20w 1d)
AC:159.5mm (GA:21w 3d)
EFW:361g (GA:20w 5d)

the doctor said that the baby is bit big....but kak ainun said baby msia ni mmg org jepun slalu kategorikan sbg besar pun compared tu baby jepun...so no worries..as long as he or she is healthy...pastu nak amik 3D tak ley sbb baby gerak bnyk sgt nanti gambar tak lawa kata doktor...saa naa....tp sempat lah tgk pandangan sisi muka baby td...rasanya hidung abah dia...sbb tak penyet like mommy dia punya hihi....doc tanya 'dh rasa blom baby tendang'....haa yang ni tatu lah nak ckp...because i don't know if what i feel tu baby tgh gerak ke ape...saa...kita tunggu dan lihat je lah...

as for me....no more morning sickness....the headaches have also gone away...symptom terbaru.... tak boleh tdo terlentang...sakit belakang..mesti tdo mengiring and i get up 2 to 3 times to switch positions..i mean get up...sedar bangun n pusing ok...bukan just tukar posisi....but other than that i guess it'S true what they say the second trimester is so much better than the first...hiiiiii

hubby's new toy....

hubby's got a new toy....his new iphone 4...dah lama dh dpt tp skang br nak cite skit about that 'thing'...u should have seen him the day we went to the softbank shop to pick it up.....dlm kete tu dia dah sibuk nak pasang the cover we bought earlier that day dekat yamada denki...tak sempat2 nak balik umah dulu...takut calar datte...masa tu gelak je la kan haha....

then bila sampai rumah he made me put the protective cover on the screen... i'm not good with sagyo2 yang komakai ni...but he insisted so buat jugak la.....n then i did the unthinkable... i accidentally dropped the 'thing'...aiyoyo...you should have seen his face...tergamam...dia punya lah nak jaga benda tu n i dropped it....i dropped it....aisehhhh...

later that night we went over to the boys place...sbb ada org tu nak berguru...then came the excitement over the apps n games n what not kan...i admit saya pun jd muchuu jap...

i wasn't until later that i started feeling this slight resentment towards the thing....as you all know my hubby spends a lot of time at lab kan...so the litlle amount of time that i have to talk to him is usually before we sleep kan...well sejak ada that 'thing'...dia main game on the bed...mcm mane nak pillow talk kan....can anybody seriously tell me that they won't feel even the slightest ache to want to throw that 'thing' away...or perhaps lock it up sampai esok pagi? can you?

baru skrg i understand how my cousins very sweet wife pun bley rasa nk baling her husband's PS2..same thing different gadget...so a liitle advice to the guys out there...we get that you want to get rid of your stress..and we get that new toys are really exciting...but our patience has a limit..and if that 'thing' takes away even a little bit of  what little precious time that we get out of your hectic lives...even the most understanding wife would get a little pissed.....

mood swings....

hmmmm....kalau nak ikutkan..mood swings haven't affected me much...tapi jadi overly sensitive tu yes....compared to before i got pregnant mcm 10X lg sensitive kot...hehe..sian hubby...silap ckp sikit je meraung la saya....

the other day...dok mengemas baju2...deciding which ones to give away n which one to keep n which one to throw...so mestilah try satu2 kan...n i asked hubby...'rasa2 nye blh pakai lagi tak baju ni?'...n hubby deary terjawab in a way that made me feel FAT....i mean really FAT...bila pkir2 blk ape yang dia ckp tu tak imply pun that i'm fat...i was just over sensitive...and me being a a stage where i don't really look pregnant.. i just look like i have a big spare tire around my belly...so super duper rasa like i'm FAT la kan....ape lagi meraung la lepas tu...

took a pic while i was trying out the clothes tp hubby dh bwk camera ke US so tak ley nak upload hua hua hua.....

Monday, September 20, 2010

The 4th prenatal check-up....

hehehe....setelah sebulan menunggu degan sabarnya...bley tgk baby lagi....n this time no more transvaginal check ups or ultrasounds ....sukanye...serioulsy sape yang suka kan

the day started as usual with a urine test n then amik blood pressure and timbang berat....
blood pressure :138/82 (妥当=normal)
weight: - 1.1kg (yeaaaaa.... tak naik berat and i'm closer to my full term target weight)
urine : protein +
         sugar   -
edema: -

all in all doc suruh kurangkan salt dalam makanan and banyakkan minum air because of the protein in my urine...sgt cuak okay...sbb before this seme - je...
 and then we did the ultrasound ...tp sbb ni ultrasound dr atas perut pic dia tak clear like the transvaginal ones

 baby at 15 weeks and 3 days ,CRL: 98.1mm (CRL: crown rump length, panjang baby from head to punggungnya). kalau ikut baby growth chart fetuses at 15 weeks should be at 101mm..tapi diorang kata as the baby grows kadar tumbesaran dia akan lari dari growth chart tu.... sebab eikyou genetik seme....haha...baru 3mm punya gosa mommy dia pikir mcm mcm....baby ikut mommy dia kot ...pendek...hihi

 ni plak scan area kepala baby... baby's BPD is currently 32.3mm (BPD:biparietal diameter, diameter between the 2 sides of the baby's head)..haa yang ni right on schedule 32mm....hihiiii


after that we discussed my blood test results...ijyou nashi...alhamdulillah... and my blood type B+...no surprise there lah kan...

n last skali they gave me this
what???? igt modern sgt Koishi ni...you gave me a video tape...why not DVD mcm kat Jun...manalah i nak cr video player nak tunujk ultrasound anak dia kat hubby.... dah lah salah eja nama SHAZWANI? SY lah people...MISS plak tu...aiyoyo....hiiiii

kitorg punya lah dok pesan kat baby .... 見せてね.... posisi baby dah alright dah..tp maybe lemak mommy dia tebal sgt ke....scanner tu dah furui ke...tak nampak pun...apekan daya
..tapi mommy gi gak shopping ngan your abah... and even though your father thinks your a boy..hence barang2 yang dah beli sblm ni seme ke arah boy....mommy beli jugak baju girl...and your father mengalah je...saying that if you are a boy baju tu leh simpan for your adik...haha..don't know why he's so sure our baby is a boy though....saa na....another reason i think hubby gave in is sebab skrg ni tgh nak tukar musim so baju natsu sale...itu yang dia tak kisah kot kita angkut 9 helai hahaha....

the next check-up seems so far away..... so far dah stop vomitting since first raya...yea....skang kalau vomit pun sbb angin... yes angin is still a big problem semlm sampai tak bley tdo..... and i've had migraines everyday when i wake up since week 13..so i got some medicaton from the doc ...tp stakat ni tak pakai lagi..but it's a comfort to have them around if i do need them.... my breast have swollen bnyk gile n are tender to the touch...i can only fit 2 of my pre-prego bras so semlm beli baru..hehe yeayea... for those of you out there be prepared..swollen breast are no fun..haha

so targets for this month...watch my weight...drink lots of water...kurangkan garam...rajin2 buat 胎教.....and start exercising more!!...uish banyaknya target...hiiii

Mommy's first prenatal class.... 胎教教育 (How to educate your unborn child)


胎教教育 (たいきょ うきょういく) i didn't really know what it meant when i signed up for the class...but since the nurse said that for mothers pregnant 4 months and onwards the classes available was this one and the 母親教室 (mother's class), i decided to sign up for both..

with raya falling on friday and my mind stuck on baby's fourth check-up...I totally forgot about the class until the tuesday when i opened my little blue binder and realized that the class was on wednesday...arghhh...memang tak de kokoro jyunbi langsung la...

arrived at maternity clinic early and even though i wasn't the first there i was the first to sign up...sbb ibu2 lain dok bura2 kat cafe haha..so i got to pick a nice seat..paid 500 yen for the photostated syiryou and went off to find the toilet hahaha...masa tu excited...ye la dah lama tak masuk kelas lah katakan...seronok plak...

anyway the class started a bit later than scheduled because a few mothers arrived late and pf course the class started with a jikosyoukai (introduce yourself) session...we had to tell them our name, our due date, how far along we were, how many children we have and our kansou....so sorg2 berdiri lah mak2 buyung ni...i thought everyone who came would be around 4 months prego jugak..oh silap besar...there were some who only had a few weeks to go and as pregnant women will do...we eyed everyone's bellies when they stood up..masa tu lah kinchou sorang punya nama pun saya tak igt...but there were 3 women who's due dates happened to be the 1st of January... n then class started..

first came the benefits of 胎教教育
- the babies are easier to raise, has a high level of curiosity, and learn to speak earlier
- strengthens the bonds between child and parent
- stimulates the unborn babies brain

second was preparing yourself to start 胎教
- you have to sit in a comfortable position and relax yourself..play some soothing music if it suits
  you
- close your eyes and breathe in and out  and calm yourself
and so on and so forth you get the picture...

another thing you need to remember when talking to the baby is to use a loud voice and to speak clearly and slowly and to put your heart and soul into every word....nurse cakap cuba imagine kita dok dalam air dlm swimming pool ke ape kan , n ada orang trying to talk to you dari luar...susah kan nak paham...imagine baby dok dlm amniotic fluid tu surrounded by layers of tissue lagi lemak kat perut mak dia lagi....that's why it's important to speak using a loud voice...pastu dia kata suara laki lagi senag baby nak paham....

after that ada aktiviti 'visualize baby'..diorang pas plastesin sorang satu kat kitorang and then suh buat bentuk baby kita yang kita dok terbayng tu...which i thought was a stupid aktiviti...tapi tak cakap la kan...masa ni lah baru open up sikit kat org2 semeja yang lain...borak2 pasal baby masing2 ...laki ke pompuan...ada alahan tak....

next diorang pas around this pin tubes mcm pic kat blog kak nadia ni (kalau tak silap gambar yang nombor 3 tu)...haa benda ni satu kita letak kat perut satu kita pegang kat mulut...kind of focuses our voices to the baby's ears lah kot.... so after that aktiviti baca pantun kat baby...ada pantun pasal grape and lagi satu pasal aisatsu...anyway..kata nurse tu...baby yang dlm perut ni dia belajar guna deria2 mak dia .. so atas setiap pantun tu ada gambar..and lepas baca pantun tu kitorg kena warnakan gambar tu sambil cakap kat baby...' mama warnakan grape ni warna purple ye' ,'baju baby mama warnakan warna pink ye'..at first we all felt silly...tapi ikut je la kan...kononya buat mcm tu sampai lah mesejnya kat baby...Allahualam....

next aktiviti ni menarik sikit...dia panggil 'kick game'...unfortunately aktiviti  ni nak kena tunggu dah boleh rasa baby baru saya leh start try..hihi...dia ada 3 steps
step 1
bila kita rasa baby gerak, kita tepuk (jangan kuat sgt ye) tempat yang dia gerak tu sambil cakap 'kick'...step 1 ni nak ajar baby yang bila dia bergerak mak dia akan bg respon

step 2
bila kita rasa kita dah cukup dah buat step 1 bolehlah move on to step 2.
start with doing step 1 pastu next kita tepuk tempat lain plak sambil sebut 'kick'..kalau baby tu dah faham dia akn respon dgn menendang tempat yang kita tepuk tu...lepas tu kita tepuk temput lain plak...konsep dia mcm main kejar2 lah kot

step 3
kalau baby dah faham konsep step 2 kita start step 3 plak...mengajar baby konsep nombor...
tunggu baby bergerak....bila dia gerak kita cakap 'satu' n then tepuk sekali bila dia bagi respon next kita cakap 'dua' n then tepuk dua kali... kalau baby respon tendang dua kali...next kita ajar dia 'tiga' n tepuk tiga kali..kalau dia kick tiga kali you can move on to the next number....nurse cakap dia pernah jumpa one mother yang baby dia leh respon sampai 10...(tsugoi ne ) the only mom yang hadir hari tu yang pernah buat aktiviti ni kata baby first dia respon sampai 2...maa setia baby itu lain deshou....

aktiviti ni kalau start masa baby berumur 6 months most probably it will take the baby 4 weeks to understand the concept, kalau baby 7-8 months mungkin 2-3 weeks baru dia bagi respon.... mama no otanoshimi da yo baby...cepatlah mama leh rasa nye you nye kick kick hihi

last sekali dia ajar macam mana nak ajar baby hiragana....haa ni payah lah for me...your suppose to trace the letter while explaining to the baby how to write it....hmm bab nak explain tu yang susah tu....anyway dia kata kalau ajar hiragana start dgn あthe next day ajar balik あ lepas tu い. n then esok tu plak ajar balik あ dan いlepas tu baru ajar う....kira everyday kita kena fukushu balik la kat dia ape kita dah ajar....hari tu baru borak ngan hubby nak ajar jawi nak cite cam ne ek kat baby...kalau alif tu okay lagi lah kan kalau ba..'hmm lukis cawan pas tu letak satu titik kat bawah'...'haa...ni lah ba'....ohhh my mommy dia ni..serius tak reti nak explain...hihi

anyway ...all in all it was an interesting class...even though at some parts i felt a bit like a kindergartener...main ngan plastesin and warna warna lukisan....it was also kinda fun....

oh ya buku biru kat atas tu text book dia..tp kena beli..dlm tu ada macam pantun jepun..one for each day...right now we're up to day five..and seriously mommy dia ni dah tak faham dah maksud poem jepun ni.....waaa...malu i...hiii

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

plus-size & pregnant.....

i'm plus-size (hah...no surprise there) and pregnant!!!!

so how do you know if you're plus-sized? haaaa...sila check kat sini (it's in pounds and feet though so pandai pandai lah convert).... if your bmi is below 18.5 you're underweight, 18.5 - 24.9 = normal, 25.0 - 29.9 = overweight, and above 30 is obese.... i happen to fall into the third category..... never really cared about bmi before you know....

so when i went for my third check-up and the nurse sat me down and told me that my target weight on my due date should be 2 kgs less than what i weigh now i was a bit speechless...yes very speechless...i thought the number she wrote was wrong.... you see i had read earlier at babycenter that if i was overweight i should gain between 15 and 25 pounds ( 6.8 - 11.3 kg )... which made me twice as panicky about the whole thing....

imagine...i have to lose weight while gaining the baby weight...so katakanlah baby roughly 3kg and the amniotic fluid and placenta weigh 2kg and i have to lose 2 kg..which all comes down to 7 kg if i wanna be at the target weight on my due date....punyalah tension mlm tu...plus s few choice words from a fellow pregnant friend didn't help matters.....terus jadi down...

so i talked to my mom and a few other experienced mothers and all of them agreed that being less stressed about the matter would be wiser than me trying to do things that could harm the baby just because i want to lose weight....so my current goal is to try and maintain my weight and if i do gain i'll try and keep to about 5kg....i owe the baby that much...TRY....

being overweight before pregnancy means a higher risk for gestational diabetes and preeclampsia and a higher chance for getting big babies but it doesn't mean you can't have a normal beautiful baby.... that much i know..and worrying unnecessarily will just do us both no good.... we plan , we try , but the rest it up to Allah.....

buku buku peneman check-up


u see the three books...oklah it's just one book and two binders but tak pe lah...

buku paling penting ada kat tengah tu diorang panggil 母子手帳 (maternal and child health book)

..dalam ni diorang catat pasal
- the mother's personal particulars
- the mother's pregnancy health reference (height, weight, immunization record, history of prior pregnancies, etc.)
- the mother's blood pressure, weight gain or loss, dental report
- parenting class record
- baby's particulars at birth
- baby's development and health record from birth to 6 years of age

all in all senang nak keep up dengan perkembangan masing2 kan

nak dapatkan buku ni first kena dapat surat sah hamil from the doctor and the kena bawak surat tu pergi 市役所 (city hall) atau tempat2 seangkatan dengannya...n then baru dapat this book and along with it you get this booklet of prenatal check-up voucher so you only have to pay or medication or extra tests that aren't included in the voucher.

the white binder on the right is the one Koishi gave me which is my personal pregnancy schedule..it tells how far along i am、when my next check-up is scheduled and special 犬のマークの日 (dog mark days) marked in it...kita bukan pakai pun 'dog mark days' tu..according to the nurse...if you wear a maternity belt on these days it is belived that you will have a safe and easy delivery...tp tu kepercayaan org jepun

and finally the blue binder on the left is my personal pregnancy binder...it's where i keep the baby's ultrasound pics...keep track of my weight daily, jot down my thoughts for the day and so on..

ijyou .... peneman2 setia masa ke klinik setiap bulan...looking forward to friday...leh tgk baby hihi...

choosing the right care provider.....

kalau ikut website

you should schedule an appointment with a doctor as soon as you know you're pregnant...however they might not actually do the check-up until the eight week... so yours truly started asking around...called up my mom to ask when i should schedule an appointment seme and she said go ahead and make one when you feel you're sure...


and then came the debate of where i should go...most of the malaysian moms here in toyohashi go to Jun's Ladies Clinic but i googled around until I found Koishi Maternity and Children Clinic which is a bit farther away. Little did I know that the other mother's have also tried Koishi but changed their caregivers later because their due dates were fully booked....yes people..nak branak kena book in advanced..i really didn't know that haha....


So finally after much debating we decided on Koishi mainly because all the OBGYNs are women and the staff for the maternity clinic were also all women. The only male doctor works in the children's clinic which is in a separate part of the building.. .Manalah nak tau yang diorang punyalah nak jaga that 'no men'  policy tu sampai hubby deary pun tak leh masuk dlm check-up room....huahua...sian dia tak leh tgk video baby...


Anyway I've been to Jun before sebab temankan Kak Su so the atmosphere of the place wasn't new to me.. these are just some of points in differences about the two clinics that i made note of when i was making my decision


first of all... the waiting room...mesti you all pikir apalah penting sangat waiting room ni kan...trust me you want to be comfortable sebab you'll be spending a lot of time here...


Koishi's waiting room...modern was what i had in mind..but after going there a few times i felt the atmosphere was cold and unfriendly...made me feel like i was waiting for a 
dental check-up


Jun's waiting room....warm...feels like a place my aunts would feel at home in....


The check-up room.... nuff said
Koishi's check-up room...this is the special room where they carry out internal examination...that chair rotates and elevates you until your at the doctors eye level..this is also where they conduct the transvaginal ultrasounds...mcm dentist nye office kan...they have 2 rooms like this...the other room where the doctor sees you is a lot like the one at Jun..there's the doc's table, a bed and the regular ultrasound machine...


 Jun's check-up room...couldn't find a pic of the internal exam room and i've never been in there...but the best part about Jun is that they give a video of your ultrasound everytime you get one...kat Koishi you just get a printed out version of the ultrasound...tak besh hmmmmm


The birthing room.....i thought carefully bout this one but in the end we decided that i'll be giving birth in Malaysia insyaAllah... but let's put it up anyway..


Koishi's birthing room is equipped with a light and sound relaxation system and in the most ideal condition you'll be spending time here from labor, delivery up to the time of the kangaroo care...


Jun's birthing room...Kak Su said you only go in there when you're really about to give birth...laboring is done various other rooms adjacent to the birthing room...


All in all that's about all the information i got about the two places...but all in all Jun has a warm cozy atmosphere and Koishi was all about modern...but all in all choosing a caregiver is not something you should take lightly...sit down with your partner and have a good long chat about it... as for me choosing the care provider in Malaysia...my father made that decision for me...haha klakar tak... over ruled by a mile but since he's the one who'll most likely be driving..tak pe lah kan...hiii

Monday, August 23, 2010

introducing our little tyke or princess......

hello peeps !!!!

punye la lama tak berblog.... and even though ramadhan dah hampir half over...i would like to wish to everyone happy fasting ... semoga ramadhan kali ini lebih bermakna dari yang lepas...speaking of 'bermakna'... untuk kami berdua semamngnya 'bermakna'...so tanpa berlengah lagi...i would like to introduce our little tyke or princess.....

baby's first ultrasound ( gestational age: 6 weeks 3 days, CRL:4.8mm)
 
anyway...before i start 'storytelling' about our precious new gift i would like to warn the readers out there that i plan to be particularly straightforward okay.....because i think that other mothers-to-be should be given straightforward answers to even the silliest questions and because i find that knowing more eases my anxiety about certain things.... some women are reluctant to share their experiences for fear that they might scare the younger generation with the real 'gory details' that accompany bringing a new life into the world....with that in mind...sesape yang rasa dia ngilu ke ape ke bila cakap pasal branak2 please be fully warned...hihi....

ok berbalik pada cerita baby kami....

(nak guna gaya penulisan nadiah masa dia bercerita tentang pengalaman dia....nadiah if you don't like me linking your blog to mine bagi tau ye)

week 1-4:

oh by the way..doctors count the baby's gestational age according to the first day of your last period...tujuannya...lagi senang kalau guna tarikh ni yang most women pun chart down kan ..lebih seikaku compared to kalau nak kira ikut the day the baby was conceived..sbb serius susah nak determine hari tu betul.....

anyway masa ni of course la tatau pape kan...just hoping and all....

week 5:
dah tak leh duk diam...i missed my period but didn't want to get my hopes up...itching to take a pregnancy test tp kalau nak result test accurate you have to wait at lest until you a week late....so finally day 37 came.... buat test sorang2 kat rumah (hubby had no idea...hihihi)... checked the packaging to make sure i didn't need to use the first urine of the day and tooke the test....the first line came up...tp masa to i told myself don't get your hopes up..tu line contoh je tu...tunggu result dia seminit...serius lama gile seminit tu ....haha and then there's the second line....yippeeeeeee.....tapi yang paling kelakar nye it turns out the first line was the 'hantei' line yang second tu yang contoh upanya...what laaaaa.... mlm tu bg tau hubby..(but that's a story i wanna save for ourselves hihi)

took a second pregnancy test on day 42 just to make sure before calling up the maternity clinic to schedule a check-up..but that's another story.....

week 6:
had my first prenatal check-up on day 46...went with hubby tapi malangnya clinic to nye polisi laki tak leh masuk kat dlm tu...huwaaaa.. first2 kena isi borang dia tanya pasal date of the first day of you last period...tanya result pregnancy test..tanya pasal family health history..after that kena interview ngan nurse plak...she asked the same questions, maybe nak double check everything kot...and then we did some more waiting.... baru lah masuk jumap doc and guess what i got the head of the clinic as my doc... masuk masuk dia tanya.. how are you feeling?...uhh tergamam kejap...ingatkan dia nak tanya soalan lagi susah drpd tu ( hehe mcm interview lak)....pastu dia kata ...ok kita buat 内診 (internal examination).... plainly put..activity seluk menyeluk la.... sape yang nak ngilu2 tu stop reading here ye....igtkan nak explain seme tapi just to keep it simple...first the doc used her fingers, then came the speculum ( seriius uncomfortable), and last2 the ultrasound transducer....yes people gambar ultrasound kata atas tu was taken using an intravaginal ultrasound ye bukan yang ultarsound atas perut tu....anyway the baby at that time was already 4.8mm in length from crown to rump (panjang dr kepala ke punggung)dah ada heartbeat dah....laju gile...tapi saya tak lah 'teruja' sgt masa tu...maybe hampa sebab tak leh share the moment with hubby....dah habis tu dia bagi tau estimated due date (E.D.D)...which is the date in the picture.... 2011.3.8.. another 197days to go......yeheee 

will update more ...anyway here's the latest ultrasound of our baby....masa ni rancak je dia bergerak ..tu snap masa dia tgh pandang arah transducer tu...hiiiiii
 baby's third ultrasound ( gestational age:11 weeks 3 days, CRL:48.2mm)

hoping and praying  everything goes well...genki na akachan umitai desu!!!!!

p/s: kitorg dua dua tgh gile lagu mia sara cerita papadom tu...ting ting ting.... tu hubby tgh nyanyi kat dapur tu..hihiiiiiii
 


Monday, August 2, 2010

hubby's 26th bday.....

all he wanted to do was stay home.........pelik tak? tapi kita ikutkanlah...dah kata dia birthday boy right hihi.....

petang baru dia cm terasa nak kluar....nak berbelanja katanya...tapi yang bestnye bukan saje birthday boy.....kami berdua pun dpt something hihi.....thanks to birthday boy yang bermurah hati.....

so happy birthday deary....awak dah suku abad + 1....takpe takpe ..muda lagi hihi...semoga dipanjangkan umur dan dimurahkan rezeki...amin

Friday, July 30, 2010

esok hari jadi ayieku sayang ...ting ting ting

hayai ne..esok bday hubby ku yang ke-26....muda lgi hikhikhik....
so apa plan esok? tatau....tatau...tatau......

sungai?
melon gari?
just the 2 of us?

nak masak utk ramai2 tak larat laaaaaa.....dou syiyou...mayocchau naaaaa....
at least bab prezzie dah settle hihi...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

hoikuen hunting.....

 
a typical 保育園(hoikuen - nursery school) in japan...sekali pandang cam sekolah kan...yes sebab bilangan kanak2 yang dijaga dlm satu2 nursery school ni boleh mencapai 250 orang dr umur 6bulan- 3 tahun....taska kat msia berapa orang agaknya ek....

anyway...sekarang dlama proses mencari hoikuen untuk adik...he's 4 and 1/2 months now...but acts like an older child..otonashi....hihi....you might ask ... kenapa nak hantar hoikuen? yup...because i asked kak su that question sedangkan abg pali blh jaga faris...and yus asked kak ainun that same question since i'm available untuk jagakan adik....and the answer is... so the child gets to experience life amongst the japs...to get friends his own age...so that he can benefit from the education they receive in nursery schools...so that he can grow mentally....

for example..they learn discipline early on....my senior masa kat fukui dulu sent her daughter to hoikuen just for a few hours a day..and since they learn to drink from sippy cups in school she has stopped nursing from bottles at an early age....cuba kalau kita yang jaga maunye ada budak dah besar pun still pegang botol kan... and another senior here sends her son to  hoikuen too and he no longer needs a diaper...cm cepat sikit....plus they have activities at school like swimming..singing and such....
 bukanlah nak kata kita tak leh ajar anak kita buat cm tu kat umah kan...yes we can but it takes patience hard work and mcm2 lg...plus i have a theory that kids learn faster from their peers...siap penah tgk documentary about a study on children development..they had a group of same age babies play together..and one of the kids still couldn't crawl but the other could..and the mother said when they got home tiba2 je they baby leh crawl.... saaa naaa...

anyway...back to the hoikuen hunting thing... pening jugak la..one of the things that they stress upon is that the kid has to be 6 months and older...special case je leh hantar budak lagi kecik... diorang yuusen (pentingkan) org kerja..bila dengar parents adik students ada hoikuen yang tak brapa nak amik adik...nak masuk hoikuen parents kena interview dulu... ada hoikuen tak nak amik sebeb polisi dia semua org kena makan benda sama melainkan ada surat doktor (utk kita yg muslim susah lah - kalau menu hari tu cik 'bab' cm ne)...kita mintak bincang bab tu pun dia kata tak boleh...tu polisi sekolah...hmmmmm

the search goes on..... hopefully adik gets in somewhere.... i myself as one of his caregivers want the best for him...

Friday, July 23, 2010

kuet teow kuey teow.......

ye.....saya hantu kuey teow....tp tak reti nak masak sendiri...hari tu masa balik ke nihon saya bawak kuey teow kering tu dua peket...first try macam biasa2 je la...tak de lah best mana pun....

n then the other day, saya g tgk gambar kuey teow goreng basah kat fb pn dart...ma aih  terliur...n then sampai nak tdo pun terkenang2 kuey teow goreng basah yang jual kat pasar malam sri putra tu.....

n so.....

inilah dia hasilnya....tak basah n tak de kerang....ganti ngan asari....n i know tauge dia nampak mentah....sebab memang mentah pun hahaha....i loike...hehe...n if tgk kat puncak dia tu....yes people home made cili jeruk .... cili first harvest from...jeng jeng jeng


 
si pokok cili ku..... n memandangkan dia baru  membuahkan hasil sebanyak 4 biji cili hijau je.....

 
cili jeruknya pun dapat banyak ni je lah....huhu sedey kan...tapi cukuplah memandangkan saya sorang je yang makan....nanti ada buah lagi kita buat lagi hehe




Thursday, July 22, 2010

berakhirlah pencarian.....or maybe not just yet...

so today baru lah leh access myresipi.com tu after soooooo long server down....

and dah jumpa resipi kuey teow goreng basah yang saya sangatlah teringin nak makan ( seme sebab ari tu gi tgk pics puna dart kat fb......huhu ) but then what is kuey teow basah without the cili jeruk right....resipi tu pun dah jumpa hehe......

berakhirlah pencarian.....but just to be on the safe side i printed out 2 recipes....buat taste test n then i can proudly say i've found it.....hihi

Monday, July 12, 2010

big decisions....

when you grow up you have to make decisions on your own and not have someone else make them for you...sometimes you get help in making the decision...and sometimes you don't really like the decision you make but have to deal with it coz it's the best way to go....

when i think of decisions i remember the poem by robert frost that we learned in form 4 about the road not taken...somehow that poem has always stuck in my mind

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


so today i made a decision...a big one albeit a bit rushed..i didn't look down that road as far as i could...coz i'll be making a detour (pretty sure bout this...but not happy bout it) in a few months time... i'm taking the road less traveled by (well less traveled maybe never been traveled by fellow malaysians in toyohashi)... and i'm feeling a bit anxious about it although hubby ensures me that if i don't like it or if the fare costs too much...we can make a u-turn and come back to the place where the road diverged...and go down the other road....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

to tell or not to tell????

to tell or not to tellllll......nanti la dulu

Thursday, July 1, 2010

kisah chiffon tak jadi2.....

i guess chiffon cake ni my enemy lah....i don't know why dia tak mo kembang tinggi cam yang sepatutnya...

last time i didn't asingkan the egg white from the yolks properly....so egg white dia tak berbuih n tak kental...so dia jd leper lepas bakar....

this time...i guess i didn't get the temperature right.....so my kek chiffon kurosato (supposed to be gula melaka) itu tergaring sikit...n bila terbalikkan dia pun jadi leper kat tgh...

sedey la...tp hubby kata sedap walaupun rupa tak de....huhu..sayang hubby ckp cm tu...itsumo arigatou hubby deary

Thursday, June 24, 2010

hubby's back...happy mode....heeee

yess hubby deary dah selamat pulang dr spring8.....tmpt buat jikken dia yang kat kobe tu....lama lak perginya kali ni...9 days...patutnya balik hari ahad ritu tp kena enchou.... whatever ever la kan...janji dia sudah pulang weeeeee......

b4 dia pergi ritu dia dh ajak mkn luar hr dia balik nanti...so today mmg tak masak pape la...i had tuna sandwich for lunch and teatime which consisted of a slice of bread spread with nutella...hidup bujang la katakan...x berasap langsung dapur....hahaha

igt nak try this restaurant which sells tamago ryouri (food based on eggs)...tp sampai2 sana rupanya hari khamis tu hari teikyubi dia....uhh hampa....kedai sebelah dia pun tutup...so kitorang gi lah kedai sebelah sebelah dia....happy valley.....dah kata happy mode kena makan kat happy valley lah gamaknya...

habis2 mkn hubby deary yang 'workaholic' tu saya hantar balik ke lab...yes people baru balik brapa jam dah ke lab semula dia tu...sabar je laa....hahaha...i'll be heading back there in an hours time to pick him up...and kitorang nak cr cikedes...jyajyang..ntah you know junk food...sbb dia nk tgk bola mlm ni kul 3...nihon vs denmark....

until later...
 adios people

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

bila kita layan cite seram....

hari ahad lepas masa stay kat umah yan saya pergi gatal tangan pasang cite seram....nama dia noroi...it's not a movie more like a documentary yang this org jepun buat....pasang sambil tgk bola mlm tu...you now me bukan reti layan bola itu yang pasang gak noroi tu...

anyway to cut things short the next morning when i  came home to resume my life as a home alone wife for the week imaginasi ku menjadi liar....haha... masa tgh mandi nampak tube toothpaste bergetar...nak sedapkan hati katalah...ada vibration kot dlm dinding tu... air lalu kan maklumlah toilet jepun yang dinding bukan konkrit ni...logik la kan...tp apasal satu tube tu je yg gegar ..kenapa yg sebelah dia tak gegar..n then sbb tak sedap nak madi i took the tube of toothpaste yg begetar tu and buang kat dlm sink...klu dia bergetar gak dlm tu tatau lah nak buat pe hahaha....

later that day masa tgh surf tnet...i saw a reflection on my huuby's cpu... cpu dia ni black and ada satu part tu cm shiny ckit so leh nampak reflection... ternampak benda putih bergerak kat belakang.... n again i told myself it's nothing...it's you.. your own reflection .... kan tgh pakai towel atas kepala putih plak tu... bila dok atas kerusi swivel ni pastu pusing2 nampak cm reflection benda gerak la...that's what i told myself...

that's what happen when u layan cte seram....everything becomes scary when you're alone after that....

Monday, June 7, 2010

buku dah sampai...yesss zaaaa!!!!!

 
buku dah sampai...jadi sekarang bolehlah 本格的に belajar bahasa cina....

n the first word i learned is.... 'nihao'...hello

nihao wo shi syazwani.

ハリ ニ ナック マサック 和風料理.....

adik tak mai ari ni... but still rasa cam weekend kibun... n tgk kemalasan nak masak sebenarnya...
this is what happens bila cuti masuk dapur lama...hahaha....sbb yesterday hubby dgn baiknya tolong masuk dapur....masak nasi ayam...
the spread.....
dessert by yours truly
 hubby dearie's nasi ayam...














dlm fridge tu ada まんだいから揚げ yang tinggal kena goreng aje...ada 3 egg yolks lebihan buat cake semlm ( tatau nak buat pe ... nk buang sayang )... toufu and miso... so skrg tgh kibun nak masak masakan jepun lah kan



まんだいから揚げ...

so i went browsing for Japanese recipes and i found this website which features simple recipes.
hasilnya.....

lunch for today
(まんだいから揚げ、湯豆腐ふわふわ卵ののりしょうゆかけ

Saturday, June 5, 2010

omg tired nye....

tirednye....dinner tak masak lagi...n hubby dearest seperti biasa kat lab....mesti korg pelik kan...10pm tak masak dinner lg? tp tak pe td baru mkn kebab...tahan kot perut dia sampai dia balik nanti...

went out just now...beli stuff kat kahma ... hubby dearest nak beli all his alat2 nak guna kat lab...scredriver bermcm saiz beg yg leh sangkut kat tali pinggang utk alat2 dia tu...and bermcm2 lagi la...n me seperti biase...dia tgh kat area screw2 tu kita jln2 area kitchen, pets, and garden...got myself a new knife...and fyi..i love knives...and sangat sayang my knife yg handmade beli kat onomichi dulu..biarlah harga dia dekat 300MYR...biarlah dia manja sikit..kena sapu minyak lah apelah....asal dia sentiasa tajam when i need it...

                                                        my favorite knife
 hye...nama saya kiyoharu...

kali ni beli knife pendek kiut miut gitu...senang sikit nak kupas bawang or buah...n of course...mestilah dia KAI knife...

 my new baby... KAi-chan

owhh...before that kitorg ke zaza city kat hamamatsu...cr kebab hahaha...tempat dia tgh bandar dekat ngan eki..so pening skit la... ada toys 'r' us kat citu... pe lagi cuci mata la...and hubby deary duk tgk je tamiya...u know those racing cars...masa kecik2 dulu selalu geram my cousins nye tamiya..tp tahan je...ye lah kita kan pompuan...kena main dolls...hahaha...sekrg dah besar seme pun taram je...dolls, cars...u name it

kita pun geram gaks....tp hubby ckp buy one first kalau best kita beli lg...toys 'r' us kat toyohashi lagi bnyk choice.. n then, sbb dia yg nmpk dulu he got to choose...dia pilih DASH1 EMPEREOR ..'.kete hero cite tu' katanya....hahaha comel jugak kadang2 hubby ni kan...cm dak2... bg lah chan..hahaha

balik2 i got the honours to put the thing together...tahu plak dia saya sgt suka pasang benda2 nie...huhu..dia tahan je...pasang tayar senyap2 kat tepi tu...hahaha....the rest he left it to me....ada gak aktiviti sambil tunggu dia balik...tp dah muchuu sgt pasang tamiya...dinner tak masak lagi..uwaaa
DASH 1 EMPEROR...完成!!
masak jom..... sara udon tsukurimashou...
 sara udon ... dig in!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

finding the right book for you....

tgh browse buku blajar mandarin ni....urghh...it's been weeks and i still can't make up my mind...what's for sure is i've decided on a getting a book that has cd's with it...coz for your information susah gile nak sebut if the book just describes how it sounds...nak check betul ke tak pun tak leh...

n then now i'm in a dilemma ...nak belajar dln english ke dlm nihonggo...ramai mesti ckp mestilah in english kan...well that's what i thought...but after browsing..i came up with the conclusion that...books in english focus on speaking...simple phrases and what not...susah nak cr yang pasal bunpo...it's like most of the books cater for tourist and stuff...

on the other hand...kat nihon ni ada exam bhs cina upanya...cm nihonggo nouryoku shiken tu...so they have books that focus on bunpo, choukai, and so on... and again after browsing....rasanya jyun 4 kyu nye buku pun kalau tak de basic fening..........

anyway...i decided on buying the one in nihonggo... because i feel it caters more to my goals...we'll see how it goes kay...teaching oneself won't be an easy task....

Saturday, May 29, 2010

went blog browsing and....

home alone again....hubby deary disappeared to his 'beloved' lab after dinner...gotten used to it you know....but sometimes bordem strikes....and you just have to STRIKE back HARDER...

so i did the usual...fb, mail, and then blog...

and the tgk gambar kat fb opi kena tag ngan andz adnan....andalas...one of the guys yang join abang hisham when he took our wedding pics...small world huh...who would have thought...i knew opi was getting married but didn't know when....congrats to both of them omedetou...

anyway...conclusion of my blog browsing...
1) safra likes blue
2) puan dart...i guess congrats are in order.... take care okay.... ppktj batch 030405 no.2????
3) ramai said uiform kilang tak besh....

and me... i'm busy immersing myself in my own head.... and i still have a loonggggg way to go before i can even be proud to call myself a good housewife.... i think these boxes are gonna be here sampai kitorg pindah nanti hahahahaha....

it seems that we have settled ourselves into a routine...friday night is eat out night....because usually by today i'm too malas to masuk dapur already... and saturday is for grocery shopping and sunday is when i go all out sbb adik isn't around and hubby is usually glued to the sports channel ... so i .....cook undisturbed... this is when i tackle the more tedious recipes...

and one more thing....sayang sgt my hubby coz he's not choosy like me... he eats everything i serve apart from the innards ( hati, limpa, paru...etc) they're a big no no for him... and he doesn't mind NOT eating rice everyday ... so i can feel free to cook up pasta what not...

 in fact one of the first reasons i fell in love with him was when he finished this horrible pumpkin pie i made way back when i was just starting to learn the art of cooking...... and he doesn't even like pumpkin...terharu doh....manis manis bangat sampai saya pun tak leh telan dia leh hbskan.....terharu terharu....