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once upon a norza

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Moving house

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I am going to move myself to pixelatedtheory because:

That website needs updating.
It's a waste of $$$ if I don't use it.
pixelatedtheory is my baby and I don't want to let it go.

I know. I am sentimental with such things.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Holidays are here again which just means there will be more chaos in the house. A positive person would disagree with me and say it's more fun...heh. But their quarrels can really bring the house down. Sometimes i will intervene (and nag after that!) but sometimes I will just keep quiet and let them settle their probs till someone gets hurt physically. Having 2 girls can be quite a handful contrary to what people told me that girls are easier to handle. Obviously they haven't seen mine...hehehe. I have to agree with Ust Azhar Idrus, "Anak perempuan senang nak didik tapi susah nak jaga. Anak lelaki senang nak jaga tapi susah nak didik." Now I understand why my parents are always worried for me and my sister.

To homeschool or not

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Once again I am thinking whether to homeschool Sarah or just send her to another kindy. I used to ask myself the same question before Aisyah was enrolled in Hanis. I called Hanis up last week and was shocked to find that they were not accepting anymore students. Their 2011 nursery classes had filled up this year's kindy spaces and I had to find another alternative. I had shortlisted several islamic kindys in the area and nearby (well, actually they're not so nearby in hougang, marine parade, Yishun).

I interviewed friends who had sent their kids but I didn't get satisfactory info abt the kindy. All of them had to send their kids to extra phonics lesson and/or arabic lesson in k2 to prepare for irsyad's entrance tests. If I had to send Sarah for extra lessons after that, wouldn't it be better if I homeschool her instead? I have a gist of what she must learn in her kindy years before she can sit for the test somewhat in April 2014.

I am currently reading up n lots and lots of homeschooling information and I am pretty overwhelmed by the mountains of info found. Fortunately I have found a Muslim sg homeschool mummy on fb who's ever so willing to share what she knows abt homeschooling...Alhamdulillah! But someTimes I don't have the confidence to do it. What if I fail??! A scary thought indeed.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I decide to post here again afterall. Facebook is more for short sharings. My blog is more of what goes on in my messy brain. I am sure my facebook friends don't want to read many ramblings from me. :p Besides my blog is more private though it isn't but well, everybody knows everyone on facebook. There had been so many talks on education nowadays and the sudden influx of foreign talents be it on the newspapers and social media. But what caught my eyes is this view from a Malaysian (taken from a fb's acquaintance wall):
the PSLE year is sheer torture for the children & parents, more so for the parents i think:). the amount of money spent, the hard work that parents put in to coach their kids, hmm...no wonder almost every S'porean i know flees the country for holidays at least twice a year (the more flamboyant ones who overindulge themselves will flee the country for "breaks" or weekend getaways at the drop of a hat). they need the break from the pressure cooker that they are in.but Vi, despite the moans & groans i tend to see S'poreans especially the Malays (the middle income earners) really soaking up the lifestyle of the rich & shameless most times. they indulge in designer whatever, expensive holidays abroad several times a year, snap properties in JB like they are hot 'goreng pisang', spend like there's no tomorrow, indulge their kids in all kinds of luxuries. people in neighbouring Msia certainly do not live that kind of lifestyle, certainly not the average ones anyway.

Raising children with deen and dunya - a must-read for all Muslim parents

Thursday, March 01, 2012

“Everything begins and ends with dua. It is only by His Generosity that we have been blessed with believing children; we had nothing to do with it. Now that we have it, we try to hold onto it by showing gratitude and not taking it for granted.”

Taken from SeekersGuidance

In 2012, I want....

Sunday, January 01, 2012

To be a better Muslim.
To eat healthier. Wlll try to avoid making more desserts (very hard!!!)
To not splurge.
To save more money.
To give away things that we do not need. No more hoarding.
To be true to myself.
To dress bette.
To love the people around me who have stood by me and have compassion.
To be an awesome Ibu.

It's been a long time

Friday, November 25, 2011


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