Happy Birthday Fah!!!


Yesterday the 5th December 2008 was my little sister Anisah Afifah’s 8th birthday. Anisah or Fah or Kafah as how our little brother called her (refer to ‘About Anisah Afifah – Ali’s blog’) is a cute little girl with a very sweet smile.

We celebrated her birthday at about 4:30 pm. Dress in a beautiful white gown and wearing a crown, Anisah look so pretty. She was beaming with delight when she saw the presents.

We sang her the birthday song and she read her birthday cards. Among the three birthday cards I think the one from my mum which was decorated with blue flowers and ribbons from a bunga telur (refer to ‘Eggs’) is the nicest.

After reading the cards, she open her presents. Among them were honey (she loves them so much), a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ document file, a T-shirt with a picture of a flying fairy, Disney princess stickers and their album and a lot more. Next we took lots of photographs of Anisah in her beautiful gown. They would be really nice for her blog.

It was rather late after we finished cleaning up the mess. We then sat down to make her some necklaces and bracelets from the bead sets that she got for her birthday. Mum and Ali made her a sweet and colourful necklace. I made her a bracelet which has the word ‘HUG’on it to remind her that I loved her very much. I also made her a necklace which said ‘SIT’ to remind her that she is a big girl now and must not run and jump around all the time. Aeshah made one which said ‘HUG’ too, ands gave her a big hug. Ali is making one with a dolphin on it but he hasn’t finished them yet.

We wanted to play ‘MONOPOLY’ after dinner but we have to go out since dad had a meeting with his Hadith ustaz, Ustaz Raof (refer to ‘My Hadith Class – Ali’s Blog). On the way home, dad took us to Mc Donald for some tasty ice-creams. When we reached home, I asked Anisah what does she likes best about her birthday. Here is the list…

Best Cards:

  • The ‘Spot the Difference’ card given by Aeshah. She said that it is fun.
  • The ‘Musical Card’ which I gave her. It sang the song ‘Happy Birthday’.

Best Presents:

  • The ‘princess mirror’. The mirror which was made from plaster was moulded. Painted and given by mum, the great artist who could also make other beautiful craftworks.
  • A beautiful flowery backpack which was previously mine. She had been wishing for it for a long time.
  • Nicely kept stuff toys which previously belong to Aeshah.
  • A packet of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers (refer to ‘Goldfish – Ali’s blog’) which was given by Ahmad Ali. It is Anisah’s favourite crackers… infact it is our favourite crackers.
  • A beautiful story book which dad bought at the MPH Warehouse Sale (refer to ‘MPH Warehouse Sale – Ali’s blog’)

Best Birthday Surprise

· Yesterday was the first day WordPress 2.7 (refer to ‘If WordPress 2.7 was a movie – WordPress Blog’ and ‘WordPress 2.7 – Ali’s blog’) is downloadable.

Best Birthday Moment

  • During the ‘Present Unwrapping Session’

She said that this is her best birthday ever and all of us are now looking forward to the next birthday blogger… guess who???

Note: Please read Ali’s writing on Anisah’s birthday (please click here) and the birthday girl’s own post on her birthday (please click here)

What A Busy Week!


I spent the last weekend attending a lot of Eid open houses. It was tiring but fun since I got to meet relatives and friends. Among the open houses we attended were Uncle Ali’s (Abah’s former SS classmate), Uncle Khairul’s (Abah’s friend), Atuk Zakaria’s (Nenek’s Yunan cousin), Tok Mok (Jaddi’s [Abah’s father] younger sister) and Uncle Zaini’s (Abah’s friend).

I also attended YM Pak Engku Raja Ahmad Aminullah’s open house at the R A Fine Arts Gallery in Jalan Damai where I had the chance to speak to Aunty Siti Zainon Ismail. Renowned artist Tuan Syed Ahmad Jamal was also at her table. Aunty Siti Zainon’s 15th solo exhibition, ‘Angin Si Pauh Janggi’ will be held at Wisma Kebudayaan Soka Gakkai Malaysia in Jalan Bukit Bintang until November 2nd 2008.

On Tuesday, I went to the ‘Preview Day’ of the Metrojaya Anniversary Sale at the Metrojaya in Jalan Bukit Bintang. Anyway there were not many customers at the store that morning; and even by 10 am the free breakfast prepared by Metrojaya for its card members was still aplenty. By the way, the fruit tarts and cream puffs served for breakfast were really delicious. The sale will go on until November 9, 2008.

The October 22nd 2008 was the first day of MPH Warehouse Sale. We reached the warehouse at about 10.00 am and spent over 4 hours at the warehouse sale. I really enjoyed myself that I almost didn’t feel tired at all even though I was standing for such a long time. It was a hot and sunny day and I was sweating; but honestly I could have spent the whole day looking at those beautiful books. I just love books and so do my siblings and my parents and we really enjoyed our almost half a day at the MPH Warehouse Sale. Even my little 5 years old blogging brother Ahmad Ali didn’t complain even though he was really tired after standing for hours. He read lots of books while waiting for mum and dad shopping for books. He wrote about the MPH Warehouse Sale in his blog. (Please click here to read his post on MPH Warehouse Sale.)

My parents bought us lots of books on Geography, Science, Arts, History, and of course storybooks. I was allowed to choose my own storybooks and I ended up with classic stories by renowned authors like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Frances Hodgson Burnett. And I’m so proud that I only chose one Enid Blyton even though they had quite a huge collection of Enid Blyton’s books.

On a table, we saw a collection of ‘Herge’s Adventure of Tintin’ series. Mum was really excited as she used to read them when she was about my age. She has been looking for the books for sometimes and so was I, because I’ve been wondering what was so special about them. Well, mum had been telling me all about Tintin for years. They were rather expensive even during the warehouse sale; as what mum always told me. Mum bought us two books and said that once I read them, I’ll be asking for more… And she was right- not only that I want more but I wish that I can have the whole set! Now I understand why mum was so excited when she saw them and whenever she talked about Tintin.

And with all the books that dad bought us at the MPH sale; my siblings and I were kept busy reading. The books are so wonderful that it was hard to put them down. And that was one of the reasons why I did not update my blog for such a long time… Only my little brother was so disciplined and kept on updating his blog! He is such a good boy and I want to be a good girl; so I need to put down my books and write more often as I did before.