Thursday, December 22, 2011

Face Painting for Birthday and Aqikah @ Ina Alim's

Konnichiwa こんにちは!!!

How are you? Have you been working too hard this year? Since Xmas and New Year hols are near, it looks like a good time now to start letting your hair down, sit back and relax with your loved ones.

Before I proceed with this post, let me first introduce you to Ina Alim. She's a good friend of mine from my Alma mater, Sekolah Tun Fatimah - a wonderful all-girls boarding school down south. We used to be playing in the school band together; she loved blowing the trombone, while I loved tooting the trumpet. We were also in the same class during our final year. Since our school days till today, Ina Lim is always the people person who knows how to gel us together and who loves to organize gatherings, trips and projects.That's why she is well known and well loved by her peers, juniors and the seniors alike, including myself ;)

Now, this is Ina Lim's niece who is the celebrated birthday girl:
Happy birthday, love!
Ina Alim (far left - the lovely tiger lady in maroon) with her sisters and niece. Ina Alim safely returned from her hajj journey recently. Welcome home, Hajjah! Let's catch up soon :)

 Peace y'all!

All the photos in this post are courtesy of Ina Alim. These great shots are captured by her brother in law - thanks so much for sharing!

Thanks to you too for reading this till the end. I wish that 2011 is a fruitful year for you. May you start enjoying the reap of whatever good things that you sow earlier ;) Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating & a very happy new year to all. Cheers!

".......You'd know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days...."
-Someone Like You, Adele-

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Let's Help KAFA Integrasi Al-Insaniah - Sponsor A Child Today :)

Dear friends,

Let's help KAFA Integrasi Al-Insaniah, a partially independent school that is so full of inspiration and love yet is so scarce of means and resources. We had a chance to visit the school two months back. At a glance, it looks like just another ordinary school. But if you look closer at the surroundings, you'll then understand why it needs such help.

KAFA Integrasi Al-Insaniah is located at Lembah Subang, next to clusters of Program Perumahan Rakyat Termiskin (PPR) flats. The PPRT flats are meant to help the less fortunate families who were previously living in the squatters. The headmistress told us the families will need to pay a nominal fee of RM124/month for their flats. Many still can't even afford to pay the fee, let alone their children's education as they are still struggling with basic needs such as food, medication and clothing.
Photo is taken from here. Click to read more about one of the PPRT Lembah Subang residents' predicament.
We were also told that 75 of the pupils are greatly in need of food. They most likely have one square meal for the rest of the day from the Rancangan Makanan Tambahan (RMT) or Free Food Program from the canteen. The RMT is sponsored by good Samaritans, but it is seasonal in nature. Do think of them on this rainy seasons, how are they faring in coldness and hunger? :(

Each pupil under RMT will need a budget of RM1.50 per day. So to sustain feeding 75 pupils a month, the school will need about RM113/day or RM3,375/month. Apart from RMT funding, tuition fees and teaching aids are the hardest to come by. Because of poverty, the school is often the target of robbery and theft. PC and laptop were stolen, even a metal bar to secure the cabinet was stolen and sold to buy food.
Let's extend a helping hand. The hand that gives is above the hands that takes :)
It's a great feeling in the heart to know that there's a circle of caring individuals forming a community to help this school and the PPRT community. They ran a carnival to raise fund last October. Check them out here at Help KAFA Integrasi Al-Insaniah. But there's a lot more to be done and your help no matter how big or small is really needed. Recently, a sponsorship program is launched. You can sponsor a child's education at the school for RM300/year. You can share the RM300 with your friends if you like. Read about how to make sponsorship here.  

You can also make donations as and when you like at any rate to:
Bank Islam SAR AL-INSANIAH 12047010031372

Or you can contact / visit the school to give away used PCs / laptops or projectors that may be laying useless in your office or home to:
KAFA Integrasi Al-Insaniah,
Jalan PJU 1A/42, Taman Putra Damai,
Lembah Subang, 47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
The Headmistress: Ustazah Siti Hawa Sharif - 013-9180191

For more understanding about this school and its surrounding, have some good reading from these caring sites:
I really hope you can help out in every little way or another. Let's help and pray the poor in this country can break away from their viscous poverty circle; let's help and pray that every child gets the education that they deserve. Thank you for reading this till the end my friend. God bless you!

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is every wasted." - Aesop

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Face Painting Hawaiian-style at Mont Kiara Kuala Lumpur


Pehea `oe? How are you? Jolly good I hope!

It's still raining now and then over here, but that isn't bad really. The what used to be browning plants at my backyard seem to spring back with lovely green hues and Auntie Yan is loving it :)

This time, let me tell you about Lelani's birthday party that was held almost a year ago. It was a cool Hawaiian-themed party by the pool, attended by her family members and besties. I remembered eating tasty pineapple fried rice afterwards.. hehehe ;)

Lelani, the beautiful Pulelehua (Hawaiian butterfly) :)
This is one of her besties with the hibiscus on the cheek. Hibiscus is a state flower of Hawaii. It's a symbol of royalty, believed to bring great power & respect among Hawaiian
Let's have some coconut trees and summer flowers lulled by the tropical breezes ..
"Well... I think I'll have a hibiscus.."
"Oppsss...On the second thought, the Hawaiian butterfly is pretty cool and I want that too!"
"Let the butterfly takes its maiden flight from my hand.."
"And let this one rests on my cheek!"

Here's Lelani's lovely mom, Melissa. Love the lei she was wearing (a string of flowers around the neck). Auntie Yan just found out that she's a cousin to my former boss, Miss Sha. What a small world after all!
Alright, we shall keep in touch again very soon. Laze around and enjoy your day regardless rain or shine. Hakuna matata, my friend!

"Hakuna Matata; what a wonderfull phrase.
Hakuna Matata; It aint no passing craze.
It means no worries, for the rest of your days." 
-The Lion King-

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Private Birthday Bash for Amar & Amir

Hiya Love!

What you been up to?
I hope things are all okay with you. Even if they don't, just remember that "What doesn't kill you, will only make you stronger". So, hang on a lil bit; all the nasty things too shall pass...

Now, in this post, Auntie Yan would like to share about Amar & Amir. The two had a private birthday bash about a year ago. For this year, we are happy  that we'll be going again to these cutie pies' party on this coming Saturday.

Here are some photos that Auntie Yan  still keep from last year:
There's a tiger in the house! Amar, the big brother. Momma told me that he loves fast cars and he's great at memorizing their make & models :)
This cuddly bear is Amir, the little brother. Momma said he has an exquisite culinary taste :)

Celebrating the brothers' birthday were their happy cousins....

 Blow your candles and make a wish...May your wishes come true!

A special ice cream cake to top it all, yay!

Okie-dokie, Love. We'll see each other again soon. It's raining now and then here. And so the wheezing and sneezing season begins.. Do take care, kay? Have plenty of plain water and Vit C. Let's  hope that you will not catch the cold from the rain. See ya later, love ;)

"So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way...
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
Even the cold November rain"

-Guns N' Roses-

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Salam Aidilfitri, Better Late Than Never :)

Hi friend,

How are you doing? I wish you smiles and all things nice :)

It's been a while since Auntie Yan last updated this blog. On the 2nd day of Syawal, my baby daughter was unwell with chicken pox.Thank God, for about 3 weeks, Almas is all pink and healthy now. Thank you for all the well wishes and tips from our dear family, friends and supporters. We really appreciate it!

Now that I finally found some peace to write, I hope it is never too late for me to wish our dearest supporters who celebrate Eid-ul Fitri, a very Happy Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

In this post, I would like to share some Hari Raya photos of my lovely friends from the office. Thank you friends for inviting Auntie Yan to your division's Hari Raya open house. It was so much fun. You are such a sport and I loike big time!

All photos courtesy of K. Izlin Suliman. Thank you so much for your unending support :)

K. Lin with K. Roger, the birthday girl. Hope this birthday is a memorable one for you :)

May this Hari Raya brings you greater peace and tighter brotherhood.
Salam Aidilfitri from Auntie Yan Face Painting.

Take care, and see you soon, buddy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Malaysian Face Painting for Harimau Malaya

Buenos días!

How are you doing lately? Hope this post finds you well and happy. 

This time, Auntie Yan would like to draw your attention to the 2nd leg of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifying Round Two between Malaysia vs Singapore that will be held tomorrow, 28 July 2011 at Stadium Bukit Jalil.

In previous Singapura vs Malaysia match, we lost 5-3. Now at our own homeland, the Harimau Malaya (Malayan Tiger) will need to score another 2 goals to ensure that we qualify.

All the best Harimau Malaya! Let these tigers ease some tensions and suspense..hehehe..  :)

The news said that all 85,000 tickets were sold out by today. To those who will be cheering at the stadium tomorrow, don't forget to wear your Harimau Malaya jersey. It'll be wise to hop on STAR LRT to avoid traffic fiasco. All the best my fellow tigers!

‘It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.’
-Tibetan proverb-