Friday, December 28, 2012

Date in KLCC

Another date with my hubby! 

Life has been hectic and we only went out few times this year, even though we made a pact that we will try to date once a month. It's hard, with kids, and workload.. so this is our 3rd or 4th date in this year. Anyway it was last month (14/11) and both of us manage to take one day leave and left the kids at babysitter like usual. Since the time is limited, we decided to stroll randomly in KLCC, and no movie. 

We dropped the kids quite late, around 11am and had lunch Asam Pedas Setiawangsa. This place used to by my favourite restaurant when I stayed in that area and I'll order asam pedas daging tetel and telur dadar nyonya, all the time. Telur dadar nyonya is an omelette with cencalok (fermented shrimp) and cili padi (the small extremely hot bird's eye chilli). However, the food that day wasn't that satisfying. Maybe they change the cook or it was just me, maybe my tastebud has changed through out the years. 

My favourite convo. The sambal udang petai MANIS boleh? Potong betul.

 We saw this 1 Malaysia Coop and entered it. That was my first time seeing one, the price is not bad even though they lack with varieties. Good enough for low-income worker. This place used to be KRU office with bright orange color. They moved to Cyberjaya I heard, bigger office.

Saw this while looking for parking in KLCC - an EV parking! My first time nampak, gigih suruh MrComot slow down to snap this pic. It's for electronic car to park and charge their vehicle, not that I can spot one. I also don't know how an ev car looks like haha.

Petronas pump advertisement, it is a pin up sticker at the wall but look so real!

We were wandering around, don't know where to go because both of us are not a shopper. Ok, I love to shop, but I love food more. And I don't know what to buy anymore, not that I have everything, it's just not my main interest. So do you know where we spent the whole day in KLCC?

ISETAN food market!!!

We stroll there for hours, admiring all the food and fiddling our fingers on the spices rack. Hahaha.

 Both of us light up the moment we saw this entrance. It's somewhere next to Uniqlo. This is our first time in ISETAN food market. It is new I think because last time I went to KLCC macam takde je, but that was few years back.

They have Japanese and Korean food section, more like a small food court for each section.

 Arrays of fresh sushi. The salmon cut look so yummmmmmmyyy!! I don't eat raw salmon anyway.

 The Japanese stuff. I bought the soft shell crab and small crab. The soft shell crab is soooo creamy!!! I've had a few from other place tapi most of them are dry and a bit bland but here is so delicious. Maybe they got a good batch of the crab.

 Couldn't help not to pose under the signage - I *heart* food :) 

 The small crab in my palm. It's deep fried and so crunchy that we can eat the whole thing as it is. Anyway, it's not as creamy as the soft shell crab. All I taste is a salty crunchy crab.

But highlight of the day will be this!!

I've been searching high and low for washi tape (it's patterned paper/masking tape) and currently a craze in craft world. It's quite expensive if I bought online because of the international shipping, as I couldn't find it in local online shop. I searched for it in DAISO but to non-avail and found this in ISETAN stationary corner. The choices is very limited but I am happy with the price tag :)

We went back around 530PM to pick up the kids and that's our date, food market and washi tape! Hahaha... I wish we can go somewhere else different, like a park, or exhibition, or whatever, except mall. I'm kinda tired of mall already. But half a day definitely not enough if we want to chill in hotel or resorts.

Anyway, wherever it is, is fine as long as I'm with my man :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fizzling Sand

I made this simple activity with Zahra Elena last weekend and it catches her interest. One, because she get to control everything, it's simple so she can play all by herself, second, because it fizzles!

I call it fizzling sand. All you need are

*all images are from google

White vinegar, I used the cheapest one (Giant brand) since it is purely for play
Bicarbonate of Soda
Food coloring

Mix the food coloring with the vinegar
Dump all the soda bicarbonate into a plate/tupperware
Let your kid pour the vinegar mix onto the soda bicarbonate and watch it fizzles. You can also use droplets for easier handling but we just have spoon and it's fine.

 The moment the vinegar touch the soda bicarbonate, it fizzles. This keep her entertained for quite sometimes. In fact, until all the soda bicarbonate is finished (covered with the vinegar) and she cries for more! I had to calm her down and promised her that I will go buy the soda bicarbonate more later.

When the soda bicarbonate don't produce the fizzle sound anymore, don't waste it, scoop whatever you have and dump it in the vinegar mix. The chemical reaction still happen even for small residue. Zahra said "Mommyyyy ada bubblessss!".

The cleaning part also very hassle-free, it's easy to wash off and no-stain left. My only recommendation is to put some newspaper underneath the whole thing so kalau tumpah, takde la kena meja kan and for you kid to wear darker shirt as she might stain her shirt with the vinegar mix. Zahra wore white shirt and she splashed some colors, but it came off after I wash it in normal laundry.

And it will be better if you can use a lot of soda bicarbonate, so macam puas sikit dia main. I just used 1 small bottle and it runs out pretty fast. Will do this again in the future with bigger batch.

Happy weekend, and happy playing! :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Big Bad Wolf 2012

Ok, about the current hip in town, Big Bad Wolf!! *This entry was in the draft for 2 weeks - phew*

As I mentioned before, this year is my 3rd year in a row visiting my 'wolf'..but when I checked back, opsss, not! I didn't go last year because I just gave birth to Emir. 

My first time was in 2009 - I was carrying Zahra. Read here.
My second time was in 2010 - I went with Fiena and brought Zahra along. Read here.

Each event has its own flair and they do it at different place. But one thing for sure, it's getting bigger and bigger! This year they announced that they have 3 millions books! Can you believe it? The first year I went, they open it at Armcorp mall, then at South City Mall, and this year, they has to rent Mines Convention Centre. 

MrComot didn't offer himself to go this year, in another word, he is not interested in accompanying me hahaha. So I have to catch any of my girlfriends who share the same interest. The event started from 7th Dec until 20th Dec but they made a stunt with 63 hours straight service (7-9th) and it pokes the right nerve, I want to go!! Luckily, Bee wanted to go too and yeah, the rest is the history.

MrComot gave the green light for me to enjoy my me-time, without the kids and at the very ODD hours! We went there on the first day they start the 63-hours challenge, on Friday around 11PM until 230AM in the morning! This is the first time MrComot has to stay with the kids alone and he is such a darling, for letting me doing crazy thing like this, book shopping at midnight hahaha. 

But what life without drama right? Handsome boy poo right before I step my foot outside the house, so I have to rush in and wash him up..then suddenly Zahra want to follow me. I told her I am out for work and she said "nak ikut mommy pegi work" with sad voice. Oh noooooo...I am this close to bring her too but that will be quite irrational right, so I just said "sorry Zahra, mommy can't, nanti mommy balik ok?" and quickly leave her to MrComot.

I don't know how MrComot put them to sleep, because Emir never sleep without me (he need his 'candu') and Zahra won't sleep if Emir didn't sleep yet. One thing for sure, my hubby managed to do it, but the next morning I saw a cut on Emir's forehead and when I asked, he said he doesn't know! Hahaha. Ok that explains, maybe Emir bang himself somewhere, got the cut and cry and then sleep alone! LOL.

Ok, back to the BBW. The traffic was craaaaaaaazzzzyyyy! It supposed to be quieter because it's midnight, but I think everybody has the same excitement, and furthermore it's weekend the next day. So apa lagi, lepak kedai buku is the IN thing haha. We parked at Mines shopping complex and have to walk a bit to the convention centre.

Cars are queuing to enter the carpark at MIECC. We parked right before it.

 The lambo

 World's biggest book sale!!

 On my right

 On my left

It's a verrrryyyyyy big area 2 tingkat lagi! The upper level is playground and food court for your spouse and kids to wait for you I guess, because 1 hour definitely not enough! There are piles of books and I have instant dizziness the moment I enter the hall hahaha. I don't where to start because books are everywhere. They divide the hall into few sections like Art&Craft, Hobbies, Fictions, Young Adult, Kids, Cookery, etc etc. They also has this small corner for Malay novel! Ok, this is new I think..last two times I went, no a sight for Malay novels.

Obviously I ran to art&craft and kids book and both section took me almost 3 hours! I flipped some at cookery section and they have arrays of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver at a very yummy price - RM20 to RM30!! Hard cover and thick book, crisp printing with beautiful colors. Sesuai buat collection. I was tempting to haul all, but the the rational me came and said, you won't read it and you need the money for kids books..hahaha. So yeah, I didn't buy.

And this is what I bought instead, 32 books.

All for Zahra and only 3 for me, if you can spot it (hint: it's at the left corner).

Most of the books are for Zahra. Maybe she won't read it now but all is hardcover and can last long, so it is worth as a treasure. My most favourite one will be as below, "does a zebra fly?".

Cute isn't it? That's only part of it. The last page will be 'does a zebra fly?'. You want to know? Go grab it yourself ha ha ha. Ok it's not funny, but yeah, the kids section is pretty fun. So, go check it out ;)

I didn't browse the fiction at all (used to be my favourite) because I don't feel like reading books nowadays. It's more fun to run my fingers on the phone for Pinterest LOL.

The queue when after we paid and about to leave. It's already 2.30AM and still ridiculously long!

We rushed out because all of us are so hungry and sleepy! But we didn't stop anywhere to eat, and all I want to do is go back and check the kids out.

The next day I woke up around 10AM and still feel sleepy and very drowsy. I guess I am too old for late night out ha ha ha.

The event is still on until 20th December and they keep on top-up the books. So the tittle will be vary each time. Wish I can go there every week to check it out. Everyday will be nice too, but that will be too delusional hahaha. ***Gosh, while I typing this I just notice that today is already 19th!! It's gotta end soon!***

Anyway, thanks to my friend Bee! She pick me up and drove me back and she's the reason MrComot allow me to go to BBW at very odd hour!


BBW just made another announcement. They are extending the sale with 60-hours craziness!

Like their FB to know all the latest info :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Warming up...

I miss my blog soooooooooo much!! And my readers! *SLOPPY KISSESS TO YOU*. Ok, even if nobody reading my blog, but I miss you!

So many thing happen in these few weeks and how I wish I write those event earlier so I don't have this feeling "nak tulis, tapi dah lepas so macam malas but it too good to pass". Ok, I am indecisive like that. Always.

Anyway, just to warm up this blog and writing spirit before I continue my usual babbling, a recap on few things in my life. I've shared about it in my facebook so a few of you might know already about this.

 Sewn a mermaid tail for Zahra. I did a lot of sewing lately. Well, not that a lot, but it's quite a sum for a start hehe. Suddenly the sewing spirit come give me a visit :)

 Zahra with her princess sunglassess. 

Went to big bad wolf. This is my 3rd year in a row going there and I'm lovin it to bits!

 Made a no-sew tutu for Zahra and she's in love with it.

My most fav pic of all. Zahra sharing her corn with Emir.

I'm giving myself an instruction to write all the events. Well, it's gonna be my resolution for this time being. Ok, gotta pick my kids from the babysitter, see you soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Easy Sotong Goreng Tepung

Tell you what, this is the easiest sotong goreng tepung (fried calamari rings) I found online and the best part is, it works! I have this fear with deep frying squid, that it will pop and the hot oil will scattered on my face. It's scary ok! So I never make sotong goreng tepung until recently because I feel like to have it soooo bad! 

We got fresh squid from Bagan Lalang and it's so tempting so I browse around for the easiest, most convincing and fool proof recipe and I found it here:

squid - cut into rings
1 cup flour
1tsp baking powder
1 egg
salt and pepper

1) wash squid and drain it well, can dab with kitchen towel for assurance
2) marinate the rings with salt and pepper
3) mix the flour and baking powder together
4) whisk the egg lightly, then coat the rings with egg, and then with the flour
5) deep fry for about 4-5 mins (don't make it too long, to avoid overcooked)

I made this twice, experimenting a bit and this what I found:
1) Don't skimp on the oil. First time I made it turn out so nice, but second time, I lessen the oil (the oil merely covering the squid, hence not the deep frying) my squid turns soggy, a little bit like sotong rebus.
2) I think it's better to use white egg only to coat the squid, because it will avoid the froth in the oil
3) You can add cayenne or curry powder in the flour for a little kick

Other than that, this recipe is definitely a go because it's so easy. I had the fried calamari with Thai Sauce and Japanese style mayonnaise and both are equally yummy! And one more thing, don't be afraid of the squid, it won't pop!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Orla Kiely Scarves

I went to MidValley last week and wandering around browsing any shops when I decided to enter Uniqlo. It was my first time inside there, MPH used to be at the spot and with nothing particular in my mind, my eyes scanning randomly in the shop and that's when I saw this!

The famous Orla stem design

The first time I saw it, I was, hmmmm this look so familiar. I am craft junky and been reading lotsa craft and sewing blogs and I remembered seeing this particular design in ikatbag

Then I browse each scarves and almost jump with joy, yes! It is Orla carves! The thing is, I never knew Orla made scarves? Because her design is more for furniture and home decor fabric (and now I'm googling it, yes Orla does make scarves and it is sold at &150 and that will be almost RM500!) And how come Uniqlo is selling this?

I feel like grabbing all the yummy colors but keep my sanity intact and grab two pieces that suit me best. 

 This one does looks like upholstery fabric right? But it looks better when you don it as tudung, because the prints turn out cuter when overlapped.

Icy grey stem

Anyway, they have mirrors all around in the shop, so you can try the scarves and see which one looks good on you. The cashier was very friendly too and told me that the scarves are sold on the fastlane and I asked stupid question "is this real Orla or imitation?" Haha I know..noob right? Then he told me that IT IS from the famous Orla design, Uniqlo paid some money for the copyright and turn them into these scarves and sold it for a fraction of price. They also got it for some tops and cardigans. Darn! I don't have much time so I give it a pass. Else, I'll ask him to stop scanning and run to the back to look at the cardigans haha.

Since I can't get my hands on the jackets and home decor fabric, this will be enough for now. Ohhh my Orla Kiely scarves!

It's sold at RM39.90 per piece, go grab it if you love the prints!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Zahra's First DIY necklace

Since Zahra is a big toddler now, I tried to make a point doing some craft with her every weekend. First, because I love crafting, second, it's going to be a good exposure and nice change of activity for her (instead of watching youtube all day). Anyway, it's kinda hard because Emir is only 1yo, hence he loves to join the band. I'm fine with it but it's a bit uncontrollable because the craft stuff always include either sharp thing (needle/scissors/color pencil) or small parts. However, not every weekend has been fruitful, but I try to get something done.

The first craft activity was to make hama bead necklace. We made this in August (wowww, took so long for me to blog about it haha) and she loves it soooo much because it is the first time I let her operating the needle. Anyway, I cautioned her many times ahead to be careful with the needle because it is sharp and I even poke her lightly on the skin to show her that it's prickly. 

 Busy with the needle

 This is how we do it mommy!

We used hama beads (bought in a big case from IKEA) and embroidery floss. 

I also used the flower alphabet beads (this going to be in my shops soon!) to spell out her name.

 I tie a knot at end of the needle to avoid the embroidery floss come off from the needle.

It took her almost whole evening to string the bead and she lost interest half way and keep on saying "Mommyyy tolong buatttt" hahaha. Seems like it's hard for her to keep focus on long process craft. But the moment I finish stringing the bead, she was so excited and keep on parading the necklace. She even sleep wearing it!

I tried to snap a profile pic, but she's been running and jumping

 A clearer pic of the necklace. The flower beads spell z-a-h-r-a upside down. Cute isn't it?

You want my pic so bad? I give you this pose!

Anyway, I tried to snap the necklace pic itself and guess what? I don't know where the hell is it! It must have been tossed somewhere. The thing is, she did ask for the necklace and when I asked her back where is it, she said "Hmm hilangg lah...Kita buat yang lain ok?"

Yeah..I got it, you want to play with the needle again :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Zahra's First Barbie

Time flies so fast that I didn't realize my daughter is almost 3 years old! She's still a small baby in my eyes. Last few weeks, she's been watching a lot barbie related on the iPad especially the 'Life in the Dreamhouse' series. It's pretty funny though, I like it too especially the "Closet Princess" episode hehe.

Back to Zahra, we hardly buy her any toys before, because she didn't really dig in store-bought toys, instead she loves the hangers, pots and pans, you know, stuff like that. Since the 'relapse' episode and she keep on saying this to me 

"Mummy...Zahra nak barbie kaler kuning macam ni (while pointing to the iPad), nanti mummy beli ok?"

And I just casually reply, "Ok..nanti mummy cari dulu".

The conversation has been weeks and I think it's about time, so we brought her to Toys R Us Ikano to let her choose which barbie she wants. But of course, it's all just a trick, in the end, we bought the cheapest one haha.

The moment we step into Toys R Us, her face light up and she keep on running here and there and she squeel excitedly "Mommmyyyyy banyaknya barbieeeeee" while pointing to the arrays of barbie. 

She stand still at the shelf and keep on telling me "mummyyyy barbie ungu", "mummmyyy barbie ada wing". She was so excited that I almost burst into tears. Kesian anak mummy tak ada barbie.

The funny part is when she has to choose which barbie she wants. She picked up one box and said, "Nak yang ni" then she saw another one, and bring to me "Nak yang ni!". And then when I said only one barbie, she gets confused and the look of her face is really funny hahaha.

So I choose two barbie that are the cheapest but looks pretty to my eyes and said to her, "Ok, Zahra boleh pilih satu je for today..Zahra nak yang mana?"

And she gave me the longest "Hmmmmmmmmmm....." while her eyes scanning both barbie, and finally make a decision "Nak yang ni!". So cute! To make it definite, I keep on asking her, "Zahra sure? Yg ni ada specs cantik (Engineer Barbie), yang ni dog (Pet Vet Barbie), pilih satu je". She keep on choosing the Pet Vet, so Pet Vet it is!

From I CAN BE.. series

But tell you what, the best part it, I paid the barbie for RM30 only!!! The original price was RM59.90 (applicable to other I Can Be characters as well) but I don't know what's wrong with Pet Vet, or is it a pure promotion, but it's damn cheap. I even went to the counter and check it first with the staff  "Betul ke 30 ringgit?". Haha..

Few days after that, we saw the same barbie at Giant and Tesco, both prices at RM59.90. Feels like hitting a jackpot! 

Her first self-choosen present. Hugging it with dear life. Nobody can touch the box including Emir.

She's pretty excited with the barbie and keep on asking me for another one.

"Mummy...nanti mummy beli barbie swim ok?" --> referring to barbie with pool
"Mummy...Zahra nak barbie kaler kuning..mymmy beli nanti yeh?" --> referring to I-don't-know-which-one
"Mummy...nanti mummy beli rumah barbie ok?" --> referring to the playhouse

Oh ya...after handled the barbie to her, I told her, "Zahra..daddy Zahra say thank you to daddy ok?"

And she keeps on hugging and saying thank you to MrComot profusely, that made me feel so sedih... macam grateful sangat. It shows that how much she wants the barbie *sniffles*.

Barbie accompanying Zahra with her iPad. Apparently, youtube is still her #1.

However, the barbie fever last only for few days. At first, she even brought it to the babysitter house. After few days, she refused to bring it, I don't know why..I did ask, but the answers are varies. Sometimes she said she doesn't want other kids to take it, sometimes she said she wants to watch TV instead of playing with barbie. So I can't really guess what happened. At home, she still prefers the iPad and play random things.

Whatever it is, mummy will buy you another one if got discount ok? ;)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The BIG 1yo Boy

My handsome boy turns 1 this month! We didn't have any celebration because both of us were very busy, well now come to think of it, I don't remember busy apa laa sangat.

Anyway we went to IKEA that day buying some stuff, and my MIL bought him a cake when we back for dinner. Yg excited of course la the kakak!

Talking about my handsome boy, he is one cheeky monkey! Very active and lasak! His current hobby is to climb the coffee table, stand tall and walk around proudly. Do you know how it gives me heart attack? Coffee table kan kecik je..dia boleh tour kat situ, adoiii...I have to grab him down and he will do the same thing again and again. There is this one time I gave up and said "suka hati la Emir..jatuh mommy tak tahuuuu" and then he accidentally slip his feet at the edge and menjunam jatuh ke bawah, head down first! Haiyohhhhh! Cry for a few moment only and continue to climb the table *sigh*

Another 'naughty' habit is he loves to throw himself as a sign of protest. If I said no or I grab him from doing something else (like trying to climb the stairs, or grab the mug) he will loosen his body and throw himself to the ground. But pandai jugak budak ni..dia tau sakit, so the moment he is about to touch the ground, he will quickly support his body with his hands for softer landing. Then he will lie still on the ground and cry. Sabar je la..drama king betul!

Still on breastmilk, thank you God for giving me the strength to continue this far and it is something that I will never trade of, even though sometimes I do feel like giving up. I love the breastfeeding moment so much, his eyes will twinkle everytime he latches and his feet will be swaying up and down. It's like an escape for both of us. If he falls or hurt, he will be easily comforted by BF and if I am so tired, lying down BFing him will be the best therapy of the day.

Already eat table food. We gave up home made food few weeks ago because he refused all the 'special' food. He wants to eat what we have even though it's plain rice only, as long as his meal doesn't look any different than ours. So I just give the table food tapi cheating a bit, like if I have curry, his will be like rice dabbed with curry and less salt and sugar for other meal.

Not a picky eater like his sister, pretty much eat anything including toasted bread. Well, I know some babies eat toasted bread, but this is new to me because Zahra don't eat toasted bread at all and will give the ewwww look. But Emir, suka betul, he will gobble everything.

Very manja and clingy boy but mommy loves you that way! Happy 1 year old sayang! Grow up big and strong and kind and clever and all the best stuff ok?

Oh ya..sorry no celebration for you..hmm just because you are very small and mommy is lazy hahaha. But will have a good one when you are bigger k? InsyaAllah..

Giving me that look

So happy when he's off the stroller

And refused any help. He's been running here and there sampai tertonggeng-tonggeng.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Zahra and Nephrotic Syndrome: less than a year

A lot of major events happen this week, happy thing, and heartache one too. Handsome boy turns big ONE, our marriage had its 4th anniversary, revamping the house, and Zahra's unfortunate Nephrotic Syndome comes back.

She finished her medication end of December last year, after taking steroid in solid 6 months, and I was planning to write a closure on this sad episode when suddenly it flares up last week.

She was cheeky and her usual self, except I notice a minor puffiness on her face. But he urine excretion is normal  so I didn't really check (because in NS patient, they won't excrete much pee) but I have a bad feeling about it, so we test it with the Albumix stick. The thing is, we always check like once a week or in fortnight, but life has been very busy, so we missed like 3 weeks. After all, it is almost a year and she looks fine. So after the test, it shows at 3+ (protein level at 300g/L in the urine) where normal people should be 0 or trace (less than 30).

Her latest face when I had that 'hunch'. Minor puffiness.

We did some reading and sources said she might have a relapse if the reading maintained at 3+ for 3 consecutive days. So we checked everyday for 3 days, it maintains at 3+ and we rushed off to SDMC to see Dr Indon.

They did blood test and the it shows the protein level in the blood is really low, meaning yes, Zahra has a relapse, the kidney has a hole and the protein is coming out :(

Dr Indon said Zahra is doing pretty well, because she was expecting her to have 'earlier' relapse. Well, we are trying to stay positive that she won't have a relapse at all but according to the statistic, 10% of NS patients who have repetitive NS is in young children. And Zahra got her first NS when she was 1y 6m, at a very young age. This is new info to us, so we'll be more ready after this *still crossing the finger for her not-to relapse*.

Zahra after the blood taken. Sangat sedih :(

The blood test result. The protein level is already at min threshold, meaning she doesn't have enough protein in her blood (all gone during the way to kidney for processing) and the cholesterol level shoot up to 5.7. High cholesterol is the immediate effect if you have Nephrotic Syndrome because the liver detects there is not enough lipid, so it will produce more fat for your body. For certain critical case, the patient has to take cholesterol medicine to control the damage.

Dr Indon lay out a plan for Zahra. She has to take the antibiotic first to kill all the virus, cough medicine, ventolin (to open more airway for the phlegm to bust out) and Aldactone to reduce the swelling. We have to check her urine every day and if the urine level maintain at 3+ after 5 days of antibiotic, we have to start on the Prednisolone (steroid) high dose pronto for 10 days, and see her after that for another blood test.

The medicines

We start the medicine as per instructed, the antibiotic + cough medicine + ventolin and hoping the urine level will go back to normal. Unfortunately it remains the same after 5 days, so we have to start her back on Prednisolone :(

She has to take 7 tabs a day, and that is equal to 35mg. 4 tabs in the morning, 3 tabs during the evening. We start it on Saturday night (3 tabs), using the normal way we did last time, crush the tablet with water and sugar, add a bit of apple juice and give it to her via syringe. Surprisingly, she took it quite well despite of her 'bitter' face. 

So we did the same way for Sunday morning (4tabs) and it's totally different this time. She spits out the moment the syringe touches her tongue and she struggles and vomits, not once but 3 times! We had to crush the med over and over because it keep on coming out from her stomach. MrComot had to pin her down and I had to force-open the mouth, well.. I'll say it's violent. She cries soooo hard and it breaks my heart. In the end, I don't know how much tab taken, because we did it few times, but not overdose..I hope.

Funny thing is, she can take it well during the night. But I already warned her beforehand "Ok Zahra choose, Zahra nak makan elok-elok or mommy suruh daddy ikat Zahra and tarik mulut Zahra macam pagi tadi". She refused but still taking it and no vomit. So I made a conclusion that 3 tab is do-able but 4 tab is impossible for her. Even though we already increase the sugar but maybe it's too bitter. So we change the plan on Monday morning (had to take emergency leave for any incidents) and split the 4 tabs into 2 portion and Alhamdulillah...she can take it! But she keep on crying "Mommy tanak....mommyyyy tak sukeee". I can stand the crying, as long as I don't have to physically force her and no vomit involve.

And funny thing about Zahra, we gave the Aldactone (to reduce the swelling) and red dots appeared around her eyes. Apparently she is allergic to Aldactone because it's gone when we stop it. I emailed Dr Indon asking her opinion and she said it's a rare condition for people to have allergy to Aldactone but common for Augmentin (the antibiotic she's taking) and she request us to stop giving her Aldactone. Yang funny tu, the common one - Augmentin ok pulak, she can take it. Zahra ni memang one of a kind :)

As of today, she's been on high dose steroid for 6 days and the next checkup will be next Tuesday. Dr will run another blood test to check on the protein level and will continue next plan from there. Her urine level is 2+ today and hopefully it will go down to 0 next Tuesday.

Please pray for us.. and don't forget to take good care of yourself too! The weather is kinda hanky-panky lately and avoid outdoor activities if you can! Stay good :)