Saturday, February 28, 2015

Winter 2014/2015

Assalamualaikum :)

I hope it's not too late to rant about winter 2014/2015 in Yonezawa. 
It's been a great great winter I should say where snow accumulation for this year is bigger than last winter. 

Series of snow storms and blizzards that happen every week. Or sometimes 4 or 5 times a week. In the news, they said in january, yonezawa has used almost 80% of the budget to clear off the snow. They need to increase the budget for snowi n february and march. Phewww! 

Ok here are some photos of winter :) 

Giving birth in Japan - The procedure


So once you know you are pregnant by  using home pregnancy test, you can go to any maternity private hospital or general (government) hospital to confirm your pregnancy. The hospital then will provide an official letter for you to bring to the city hall. The city hall then will register you in the list of women that are going to give birth in Japan. They will also give you coupon and new maternity book for your check-ups and all the details aboit your pregnancy will be written in the book. The importance of this registration in city hall is for us to receive the fund from the Japan government, about 420,000¥, about RM13,000 (today's currency) to bear the cost of giving birth in Japan. If your husband works in Japan, depending on the company, usually the company will also give you money to bear the cost. In my case, my husband's company gives us 200,000¥, which is about RM6000. So in total we will be getting 620,000¥ (About RM19,000). 

Fuh, imagine kalau bersalin kat Malaysia tu dah berapa kali boleh beranak dah kat prince court tu. Hehe. 

Alhamdulillah, I can say that in terms of health and giving birth here, Japan has to win it. I don't know if i haven't heard if any county in this world would give that high amount of money for parents to have a child. 

So here is the maternity book (right) And the coupons(left) provided here are used for every check-ups. 

Ok. Will update in the next entry soon. InshaAllah 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Expecting again :)

Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah. 

We are expecting our second bundle of joy, which means Khayra will be having a new little brother or sister soon. The baby is expected to arrive on 10th May 2015. Spring baby! I am now at 28weeks of my pregnancy. So far alhamdulillah everything is good :) Please pray for our safety and smooth delivery, inshaAllah :)

This time, i don't want to miss this chance of sharing some details about pregnancy, and birth in Japan. I shall update some informations that maybe useful to some readers, inshaAllah. 

See you soon!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ありがとう とみのさん!

This post is dedicated to dearest Tomino san for her effort, sending us a box full of gifts!

Tomino san is such a caring person with warm heart. She never forgets to wish us or congratulate us if there are some good news or send her deepest condolences if there are some sad or bad news. Thank you again Tomino san! We love you so much! 

She saw the photo of my husband's べんとう that I took few weeks ago. So she sent us some のり(seaweed) so then I can put it the べんとう. She is so concerned, isn't she? よかったね! いつもありがとう。


This is おかし. おいしかった!

Halal nori (seaweed)

This CD is a video about Malaysia that was shown in japan television. Tomino san recorded this and saved it in this CD. Just in case we missed that show :) how thoughtful! 

And these are onigiri moulds! Kawaii :) 

Monday, January 06, 2014

Khayra si rosy cheeks

Our Khayra is 14 months old already! How time flies! Lama dah tak update blog ni so dah jadi sarang segala jenis serangga kot kat sini. Haha. Kalau update pon tepek gambar pastu tak tahu nak cerita apa. Haha. Banyak sebenarnya yang boleh diceritakan tapi bila dah asyik delay and tertangguh, so totally forgot about the stories that I want to share. Hihi.

So kita layan gambar je lah yer. Hihi. 

Ni masa pegi tengok kouyou beramai ramai dengan malaysian students kat sini. Best bila pegi ramai-ramai :) 

Ni plak kouyou kat Uesugi je ni, one of our favourite places in Yonezawa. 

My little monster. Colorful hills at the back! So beautiful!

The famous soba in Yamagata :) Oishikatta! 

Very snowy Yonezawa

Well Yonezawa-shi has always been known as a very snowy place during winter. That is why it is called as little hokkaido, no?

Looks like the snow really can't wait this year to show up. Usually the heavy snow will fall during Christmas time. But this year it's a different story though. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

冬 (Fuyu)

I think it's officially fuyu (winter) here in Yonezawa. The first snow for this winter fell on 11th November 2013. And these are some photos taken on 12th November 2013. 

Enjoy and cherish this moment yer anakanda :) 

Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary



We are 2 today! (25/11/11-25/11/13). Two years of excitement, two years of lots of new things discovered, two years of ups and downs we have cherished together, two years of precious moments have been enjoyed. Just amazing two years. More years to come, Ameen! Thank you dear husband for making me feel loved from that day, until this very day and more days to come. Thank you for being the best husband, and the best father to our little Khayra. May Allah bless our marriage with sakinah & mawaddah & baraqah. Love you so much abang! 😘

Alhamdulillah this year I managed to bake a small heart shape red velvet cake for our wedding anniversary :) 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Khayra is 1 year old!

It was only 12 months ago when we welcomed our first bundle of joy, Aisha Khayra binti Faiz Adi Ezarudin into our life! 

I can still remember clearly the first cry from her, it was so loud and energetic. All the pain I endured for 36 hours gone straight away. Well this is probably one of the meaning of mother's love to her child. Unconditional, unlimited and so pure. 

Aisha Khayra, born on 11th september 2012. Weighted 3.856kg and 54cm long. 

Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah. Allahuakbar. 

Ever dearest Khayra, ummi ayah doakan moga khayra grow up to become solehah girl, tak tinggal solat and have good akhlak like Rasulullah SAW. May you grow up healthily and happily and become such a clever muslimah. Our qurratul ain, inshaallah. Ameen! 

Nanti weekend or any public holiday kita buat birthday party okay, and ask our friends to join us. InshaAllah. 

P/s: I actually wanted to write about Khayra's birth story, and my first labor experience but I think I want to save that in the next entry, inshaAllah (promise that I will try my best!) 

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

La familia

Our family photo on Raya 2013 recently, 

My side, 

Husband's side,

Bila ahli keluarga makin bertambah ni memang lah susah nak amik gambar ramai ramai macam ni. Senyum ke tak nelakang kira dah, janji semua masuk! Haha

Tomino San in Malaysia :)

Tomino san is my hubby's friend. He knew her when he was a student, he used to work part-time at the post office nearby. From that day, they became good friends and until now, she is like our mother/auntie to us. She is 62 years old and still healthy and active. She came to Malaysia all alone just to attend my sister in law's wedding day. She's so kind-hearted and friendly even Khayra loves her too.

Tomino san looked so Malay-ish in that baju kurung and scarf that I can swear people would not know that she is Japanese. Tomino san, we wish you the very best of life, may your life filled with happiness and luck. Itsumo arigatou gozaimasu. Mata ne. Aisha chan said, mata asobo ne! :) 

Khayra no hatsu Hari Raya Aidilfitri


Alhamdulillah, raya puasa baru baru ni kami dapat pulang beraya di Malaysia, specifically di kampung tercinta di Kota Bharu (mine) and Pasir Mas (in law). This is khayra's first raya aidil fitti experience. In fact, this is our first experience celebrating raya in Malaysia as a family. Last year kami raya kat Jepun je sebab time tu saya tengah memboyot 37weeks (khayra was in my womb). Hehe. 

We are considered lucky sebab Pasir Mas & Kota Bharu are just 30minutes drive journey. Hehe. Pagi raya beraya di Pasir Mas dulu. Tengahari tu baru balik Kota Bharu. Tapi still tak puas hati sebab dah missed sesi bersalam salaman kat Kota Bharu. Hahaha nak jugak. Macam la dah tak boleh salam kan. Hihi. Anyway, yang penting dapat beraya di kedua-dua tempat penting. Moga ma abah, & uming redha. Moga Allah redha. 

Raya kedua beraya di Kota Bharu, tapi tak sempat pon pegi ke rumah sedara mara saya sebab tengahari dah bergegas pulang ke Pasir Mas balik dah. Sob3. The main reason is, the day after tu (raya ketiga) ada kenduri, my sister in law kawin. Hehe. 

Raya ketiga obviously sepanjang hari je la kat umah in law, sebagai tuan rumah menyambut tetamu yg datang on majlis kawin tu. Tersangat lah jem hari tu dengan hebat nya Subhanallah memang ramai betul la rakyat Kelantan ni. Family saya pon sanggup redah jem utk datang ke Pasir Mas. My 3rd sister, Kaknoor sefamily & my Abe turun umah pukul 12.30 tghari, nak dekat pukul 4 petang baru sampai pasir mas okay! Subhanallah. Terharu plak rasa. 

Oh panjang nya membebel ni rasa. Rasa macam tulis diari plak. Haha. 

Raya keempat plak tak ke mana mana sebab memang dah penat. Eh lupa plak nak cerita part Tomino san datang Kelantan. Nanti kita buat entri lain lah pasal tu yer. Hehe.

Anyway tu je kot nak cerita pasal raya. Alhamdulillah kami sempat jumpa kawan2 kami jugak walaupun bukan semua. Kak Hanis sefamily, Kak As sefamily, my smip schoolmates and kaklynn sefamily also. 

Selamat Hari Raya again.
Mohon maaf jika ada salah silap utk pembaca blog saya. Hehe banyak jugak ranting on hari raya utk entry kali ni yer. Sabor jer la. 

Alritey, till we meet again. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Overdue post: Khayra is 11 months old :)


It's really been a while and I can't even remember when was the last time I posted my latest entry here. About a month ago I guess when Khayra was 10 months old. 

Anyway my girl is now 11 months old! Alhamdulillah. She is getting closer to become a toddler kid soon, hitting the 1 year old number. Hehe. And my mind has been thinking and planning about jer first birthday bash. When will it be. What kinda cake should i bake. Or should we just buy the cake from the bakery, yadaaa yadaaa. Oh this is too annoying for you to know actually, am I right? Haha. Well, new moms experience, pretty much the same I guess. Hehe. 

I just want to share some photos of Khayra here. I will update about our balik kampung for raya holiday in the next entry inshaAllah. So excited to tell that Tomino san came all the way from Japan to meet us and to attend my sister in law's wedding. Alritey, see you soon! 

Oh, anyway, my girl can walk now! She finally got her first step a few days ago. Hadoii makin penat la ummi nak keje bila dah bleh kaki ni. Hehe

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

She is 10 months old today!


Today is day 2 of Ramadhan!
Alhamdulillah, we are given a chance to meet Ramadhan again this year. Alhamdulillah Ya Rabb! We love Ramadhan. It's a month of blessing, full with rahmah! We want to grab as many pahala as we can in this holy month! Oh Allah, make it easy for us. Ameen! 

Anyway, today also marks the age of my little girl as of being a 10 months old girl. She's so active nowadays, and sometimes knows how to be choosy and cranky. She knows what she wants to play, and which toys she dislikes. Getting cleverer and cheekier day by day! 

She has 6 teeth now. 4 upper teeth, 2 lower teeth. Looking good so far! Been trying to 'wean' off from her pacifier, but she seems to love it. Especially when being outside, meeting stranger, she wants her pacifier to soothe her down, keep her calm. Oh well maybe that is why the name soother was invented back then. Haha. But soon, yeah soon, we want to teach her to be confident without the pacifier. Go Khayra go! 

First step? Not yet! But getting into it soon i guess? Her Ayah getting all excited every morning he will bring her outside for light walking, near the house. Hold her hands tight, and let her walk, with our help. That seems to work. She loves it so much but we usually end up with back pain because we need to lower ourselves down to help her walk. Haha. Oh well, as the oldies always say, let it be, just natural. Don't force. She will know how and when :) 

We will be going back to Malaysia for raya holiday on 3rd of August, till 16th of august. InshaAllah. Praying hard that khayra will behave throughout the journey, especially in the flights, both tokyo-kl-kb, and kb-kl-tokyo. Please make it easy for us ya Allah. Ameen :) and also may we have a blessed and baraqah raya experience. And khayra will not be having too much of stranger's anxiety/separation anxiety. Sikit sikit boleh laa anakanda yer. Penat ummi nanti. Huhu. We hope she will be friendly and warm to her cousins, aunties and uncles. Inshaallah. Ameen! 

Oh! Such a long entry! Well, cause it's really been a while i haven't said anything casual in this blog. All formal and monthly updates only. So boring, isn't it? Hehe. Alritey, see you next time inshaAllah. 

Her favourite, inai inai baa! (Ciku cak!)

We've made it! Movie time with monsters! Khayra behaved throughout the movie! Alhamdulillah! 

My cheeky girl!

Aisha Khayra ;) 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

9 months!

My baby girl is 9 months old now! 
Alhamdulillah :) How time flies!