Is it too late to blog about my Aidilfitri celebration this year? I think not especially since I’ve already prepared my story in draft ages ago!
|Raya ang pow|
|Cuteness in Red|
|Dad & Mom|
|Where's my Raya ang pow Grandpa?|
Well, Aidilfitri this year saw me falling sick on the eve of Raya. Nursing a terrible fever and cough, I did feel slightly better halfway through the day but was unable to taste the delicious feast served thanks to a very blocked nose.
|My fave this year - Cheese Pineapple Tarts|
|Rendang & Ketupat|
Having said that, it was still a pleasure to have celebrated Aidilfitri 2013 with family and friends and after entertaining and mingling with guests, posing for photos and packing loads of cookies and leftover ketupat and rendang to bring home, I was ready to call it a day.
|Marzianna & Marzueani with cute Issy|
|Me with Joanna|
|With the pretty Kelly|
|Mariuca ♥ B|
|Happy Hari Raya from Mel & Friends|
By the weekend, I was feeling heaps better so we graciously accepted my sister’s invitation for Raya dinner at her home in faraway Putrajaya. I was looking forward to sis’ Laksa Johor Chef Wan style, which was a first-attempt recipe for her. I gotta say, the Laksa was delicious and B added to the compliment by saying it was one of the best he ever had!
|Yummy Laksa Johor|
My adorable niece Isabella was her usual friendly and talkative self and she took me for a tour of her play-room, which was filled with all sorts of kids stuff and toys! The twins had a ball and with so many toys to play with, it’s no wonder that they stayed inside the play-room most of the time.
|We want toys!|
|Playing Hungry Hungry Hippos|
|Twin hugs for Uncle B|
By the way, Issy turned 6 a few weeks back and I still owe her a birthday gift! As usual, I am stuck for ideas. I know she loves and is fascinated with everything dinosaur so I’m thinking one of these will do the trick!
Is it a creative gift you ask? Well, it’s definitely a cool collectible toy and one that I know she’d LOVE but fickle-minded me is still undecided so I’ve been searching for great gift ideas for babies and kids online.
I found myself with a Firstcry Coupon, visiting Asia’s largest online retailer of baby supplies and toys. Featuring well over 15, 000 products for babies and kids including those from favourite international brands like Hotwheels, Disney and Barbie, you would think I’d be able to get more ideas and finally decide right?
Well, you would be wrong! With so many products to browse through and ooh and aah about at Firstcry, I was truly spoiled for choice and I did end up with some fantastic ideas. However, all the cool toys and children stuff I saw online only made me even more confused and undecided so I’m back at square one!
|Issy and Furby|
Oh well, for now I will stick to my Dino idea but if I see something cooler when I go shopping tomorrow, don’t be surprised if I end up bringing home something else for my niece. Happy belated birthday Isabella!