Our first visit to Taman Saujana Hijau, Putrajaya

Our first time at Taman Saujana Hijau, Putrajaya

It is a beautiful walk in the park with many greens and few (I won’t say many) beautiful flowers along the way. It is just like we were in another country (minus the weather). 🤣 It has very nice walking path. There were three main huts to go which are the English Hut, European Hut and Oriental Hut. We only managed two huts. The English Hut was our first stop – at that point, we already bought a drink from the vending machine. 🤣 The heat today was crazy. And we took a LONG walk to the European Hut but disappointed by how run down it was. 🤣🤣 Actually without going to the huts (which are nothing special), we won’t be able to see the pretty flowers and scenery. We missed the Oriental Hut; thanks to the wrong turning we took (and too tired to re-walk again). 🙄🙄

The walk can be more pleasant if we brought umbrellas. 🥵 Actually the distance is not very far (compared to our latest hike at Setia Community trail), but the heat kills us. 🤣🤣 (we went at late morning which usually have smaller crowds)

they are renovating the car park. So parking was limited. We parked our car below the park, in front of the agama school bus stop, and walked there.

Pictures: https://youtu.be/Yv3aKUERBIo

My chilli padi’s very FIRST day to school

My chilli padi’s very FIRST day to school!


She’s certainly a brave girl who doesn’t need me to soothe her. I woke her up and she told me that she wants to shower by herself. She had her breakfast quicker than usual and she was just READY to go.

Wish you all the very best in your schooling years.

Mummy promises that I won’t reprimand you even if you flunk your P1 because what you learnt in the last six years are taught by ME! 😛🥲🤣

Photo: https://youtube.com/shorts/ilpYdhDcuVM?feature=share

Day 1:

She will have daily lunch in the park now while we wait for jeh jeh!

She was beaming when she saw me. She was one of the first to came out from class.

She has so much to tell me; cannot remember any of the teachers names that came into her class 🤣 (except her class teacher and telling me ‘all the teachers today are girls), the last teacher (period) was very funny, didn’t really make any friends today because sitting in her place all the time, went to the toilet to wash hand but cannot reach the water pipe (so she wipe her hands and sanitise), she saw her jeh jeh walking to the toilet 🤣 and waved at her (luckily jeh jeh returned the wave 🤣), one of the teachers asked if she has a sister/brother in school and she didn’t get the Covid test kit (she stressed THIS to me because I think she had phobia spitting saliva).

Nikki belongs to the RED team. I initially thought sisters will be in the same sports team. But Nikki is happier to be red THAN green team. 🤣🤣

I asked whether she misses me. She answered ‘kind of’! 🙄🤣 She has a lot more stories which we were trying to picture/figure out/ relate (because some don’t make sense🤭)! 🤣🤣 She did drawing, word search, hidden pictures and singing in class yesterday.

Actually she ain’t sitting in front of the teacher’s table but next to the door, and that’s how she noticed Noelle passed by her classroom. Ok, it sounds ‘good’ to me on her seating (not sure if it will change because she actually chose the seat herself)- better ventilation 🤣.

>> I wanted to ‘scold’ Noelle for leaving Nikki at the sanitising queue (instead of bringing her to the class queue). But then Noelle said the teacher there asked her to leave Nikki at the sanitising queue. 🤭🤣 Luckily belum scold….

In short, she had a good day!

A visit to The Farm in the City

It has been ages since we came here. I can’t even search back the latest old post on facebook! 🤣🤣 (maybe later I go dig again)

Actually The Farm in the City is having exhibition at Paradigm Mall last weekend and this weekend. I thought of bringing them there today. But few days back, hubby said he is taking leave today (FOR last day of school holiday)! Ok, then why not just go to THE farm itself! 😂😂😂 Also, today marks Nikki’s last day of homeschooling days!

We spent more than two hours there. They enjoyed many parts of the farm – but a little ‘scady’ with some parts because the goats 🐐 are so hungry! 🤣🤣🤣 (we actually realise from our many visits to the farms – goats can be the most annoying/greedy for food in the farm! 🙄🤣 They can be very smart in detecting the food bags too.)

The farm is still very well kept and they have very beautiful species still. They have quite a number of staff monitoring the different sections of the farm. The kids can’t decide which was their favourite part – because they enjoyed feeding the tortoises, petting the rabbit, catching fish and feeding the Guinea pigs and hedgehogs. All in all – we had a great time! Noelle was asking whether this a farm or zoo because it is ‘farm in the city’ and then it wrote ‘petting zoo’. 🤣🤣🤣

the farm requires visitors to have two doses of vaccinations and masks on all time when you are in there << 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Photo: https://youtu.be/FEibhvkl6cM

DIY floor improvement

It was another spontaneous decision (before I moved things into the store room)! 🤣🤣 CFO rolled eyes 🙄🙄 but approved! 😛😛 So we quickly made a journey to pick the floooring pvc yesterday evening. It tested our mathematical skill to calculate the pieces we needed. 🤣🤣

I started work this morning, took me about 2-3 hours. It was FUN doing it actually – my me time, I stick every piece by myself and some need cutting (so don’t expect perfection). Few pieces don’t match the original colour we wanted (but there wasn’t enough stock of the same kind), but then we will cover that area with stuff.

Ok, the newly renovated room is ready! 🤣🤣🤣

Video: https://youtube.com/shorts/Gj6oP5yXF9E?feature=share

DIY room improvement

To begin with, my hubby is not a DIY person (even little stuff, he will rather pay for help 🙄🤣).

As I grow up seeing my dad doing DIY home thingy, I championed this DIY room improvement but drag my hubby along to buy and pay the stuff needed plus manpower. 🤣🤣 (this is our store room but two years plus of lockdown, slowly cleaned it until almost empty! We are turning this room into an isolation room if required. Or else, one of the girls room in the future. )

We painted the room together yesterday (our girls had fun painting it too) and I stick the PVC floor mat by myself this morning. Not calculating the manpower, the refurbishment cost is less than RM300. Most important thing is everyone especially myself enjoyed the process. In fact, I am very happy with the outcome! 😂 I am proud of myself. This is something I want to shout for myself.

Painting the store room

Family activity today: Painting the store room aka isolation room 🤭🤣

I have slowly decluttered the store room over two years 🤣🤣. And with Covid19, I always tell hubby if anyone of us need quarantine, store room will be THE isolation room. On Friday night, I showed him the ‘latest’ decluttered room! 🤣🤣 The hubby joked ‘do we need to put wallpaper – Get Well Soon!?’ 🙄🙄🙄 As a result of his banyak mulut, I told him I wanted PAINT it instead.

The kids were ‘YEAH’ -ing with the idea! So it was a spontaneous plan to paint the store room. Yesterday we took time to move everything out and bought the paint. The kids chose PURPLE as the colour.

This morning we executed it! The kids were so excited about it! I thought Nikki and Norrah won’t be staying long, but they painted the whole first coat. Noelle stayed with us until the end of second coat.

It took us about 3 hours plus to complete this painting activity! 🤣 Same number of hours to hike Bukit Wawasan but hubby said this is more tiring because of the ceiling painting! 🤣🤣🤣

One small room, 5 litre paint…

Photo: https://youtu.be/ZGkc16HjjgI

Setia Alam Community Trail A

Actually we had the intention to hike this trail for some time but the Google reviews say ‘might need a “tour” guide’. As we were unsure of the trail (and looking at the map 😨), we skipped this spot. Also, hubby and I somehow got phobia if the trail will go on for 3 hours like the previous Bukit Wawasan. Until lately a few friends (with kids) posted that they went there.

First friend – in her comment box ‘my hubby can lead you on the trail’ when she answered her friend who told her to ajak next time. Then I was thinking – really need someone to guide on the trail.

Another friend – which was few days back 🤣🤣 reaffirmed me that there are signboards along the way, responding to my question to her. ‘Just follow trail A’. Thank you and I trusted you. 🤣🤣

And so we went there. We checked on the facebook page and we were reminded that there will be car summonses issues if park along the road. Yes indeed there were few summonses on few cars when we were there. So, we drove further down and parked at Seria88 business centre. We had a preliminary warm up walk to the entrance of Setia Alam Community Trail. (Actually cars can park there – but limited allowable parking spots)

The entrance is a narrow slope up – just like the pictures we see on Google. There were constructions all around this trail – making it less peaceful to hike. (From the beginning where workers were setting up the fence, right to The Wall – construction trucks were working hard).

We stopped at The Wall and decided not to go ahead with the Mirror Lake trail (since the kids weren’t in good stamina today). We did walk slightly to The Peak Garden (not sure if we reached there) – but it is an empty land hill where we can see some parts of Setia Alam. Up and down, all in took us about 1 and half hours (not inclusive of the walk to the car).

There are MANY monkeys along the trail before arriving at The Wall (there are fences but monkeys are smart to climb over). I told them to just walk like normal and don’t run (you know their papa also afraid of monkeys 🤭🤣).

The trail is narrow and it is not one way. We go in and come out the same way (these are the information we looking for in Google but not found, so I will just jot this down). At times, we got to stop to allow the people from the different direction to cross. Some hikers are impatient when we stopped to allow others to cross first and we were snubbed with a loud ‘excuse me’ as if we were purposely blocking the way. (Halo? Cannot wait mehhhh….) But generally the hikers are friendly – when we pass each other, we do greet ‘hi, good morning!’ And ‘thank you (for giving way)’.

So, wait till they (the kids) are ready to explore further into Mirror Lake trail (which is another 3km from The Wall)…..

Photos: https://youtu.be/xV71W8mfAV0

Ears piercing for the girls

The girls have been contemplating to pierce their ears since last month’s vaccine. We private messaged Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya to check if any of their stores offer ear piercing and they replied that Lovisa does.

I googled for more information and actually saw some ‘bad’ reviews but mostly from overseas. Given the kids’ eagerness, we went ahead with our plan.

We arrived there early and were the first customers. We were immediately greeted by a friendly staff. I told her our intention and she immediately showed us what they got to offer. We got to choose in a specific range of earrings priced either RM60 or RM90, and free piercing will be given. The girls chose the RM60 pairs.

Before payment was made, I was told that I need to sign an e-consent form for each of them. The staff asked for soft copies of the kids’ mykid and also my mykad. Everything was paperless including the receipt which was sent to my email.

Procedure – everything was sanitised each round. The staff changes her gloves for each of the girls too. It was a really professional service offered. At the end, she advises on what the girls can and cannot do after ear piercing. The package also includes saline water for the girls to spray on their ear lopes three times a day.

They are super happy with the outcome.

I am most proud of the littlest one who was so determined to get her ear pierced (she was actually sad that she couldn’t get her jab last month because she hasn’t achieve her 5 years mark).

In preparing their mindsets, I told them that it will cause a little pain (just like a pinch). At the end, the 9yo feels that it is slightly more painful than the vaccination jab while the 6yo feels ‘nothing’. 😂

Video: https://youtube.com/shorts/h1bvAtUAFBY?feature=share


Our chill out day!

They chose FRIDAY (I told them to choose weekday so that not so many people) as the DAY to pierce their ears and also a short BREAK from home (day day you see me, I see you. 🙄🤣You scream there, I scream here🤭🤣)

We made a plan on where to stop; and each stop will take 5-20 minutes. Piercing ears took the longest because parents need to sign consent forms. I told them we are not going to eat and drink there; and will keep our masks on at all times. They were pure angels when going out with me. 🤣🤣 Not a single second I need to raise my voice and I hear no complain (except Nikki feeling tired of walking towards the end 🤣 – I told them if they want follow me go out is like that one lor, or else stay at home with papa).

Places that we left our footprints (a lot unplanned 🤣🤣)

  • Lovisa
  • Popular bookstores
  • Daiso
  • Yubiso
  • Mr DIY
  • Guardian
  • Good2u
  • Claw machine
  • Escape
  • FamilyMart
  • Lotus
  • Aunty Anne’s
  • Cake Sense
  • Mynews
  • Pet Shop
  • Boba Station

🤭🤭 after listing down, wa….banyaknya! Every single entry to the premise, we need to scan MySejahtera and my phone was running out of battery at the end of the trip. This is really our first mall round (without papa) after two years. We really had a good day and they can’t stop talking about what they did to papa (who wasn’t really listening 🙄🙄 because working – I told them to repeat during dinner😂) Really – Covid19 has already taken two years of their jalan-jalan days; I told them to appreciate every moment when we are out and stay vigilant with what we do.

Boba Station (machine made bubble tea) was the last – as we packed a drink for papa.

Video: https://youtube.com/shorts/ppg4q2qlCns?feature=share

We had late lunch at home (I prepared fried rice before we go- or else what papa’s going to eat 🤣🤣 our house no instant noodle and mamak at condo chap lap oredi)