Tomorrow Will Be Hana's 1st Performance at School

Oh, she really shows that she's a big girl now.

Imagine...her first performance! She's been practicing for the last 2 or three weeks, I think. Oh, I really hope that she'll be doing great. It kinda reminds me of a poem I read for my Mom when I was in kindergarten, a bit older than Hana.

It's so amazing seeing her grow up, experiencing funny moments when she comments on things the way we, grown-ups do. Just like the beginning of this week, she said to me and her Abi who were lying in bed in a sunny morning, "Hey, what are you both doing? Just lying's almost noon. Wake up!" *in Indonesian, translated into English*

Afterwards, instead of getting up, hubby and I kissed her all over and we continued lying in bed, the three of us. Well, such a moment to enjoy.

So, for tomorrow, I had to buy costumes for Hana. No, not animal costume or anything weird. Simply a sleeveless t-shirt and a jeans skirt. But it was HARD!


Hana is big for her age. Now she weighs 18.5 kg. And, quite tall.

So, I brought one of her T-shirt and jeans to a shopping center, and I looked for a size that might have fit her. And, I had to go around and around just to get them. Yes, I finally got them. Thank God.

The show is tomorrow morning. Hopefully we won't spend much time lying in bed so that we won't get late and this afternoon I spent in the shopping center becomes useless.

As usual, I tend to promise that I will upload pictures--which lately I never kept. I will try my best, though.

Have a pleasent weekend, pals!

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Friday, June 22, 2007 At 6:15 PM | 1 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |


I get so excited. A dear friend asked me to collaborate with her on a project. I always call her Ms. Ideable coz she has such an amazing amount of ideas in her head.

I've worked with her on some projects a few years ago. All were great.

And, now, we're about to do something together again. I'm excited!

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[Review] The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

As a big fan of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, I collect many of her books. The ones I have read are The Unknown Errors of Our Lives, Arranged Married, and the last one is The Mistress of Spices.

Like in her other books, in The Mistress of Spices, Divakaruni uses her beautiful writing style. Soft, unhurried, strong. She makes readers captivated in such a way that you feel every single sensation the main character, Tilo, undergoes.

This novel is somehow a flight of imagination, yet Divakaruni helps you to keep your feet on the ground. Both Raven—lover of Tilo—and Tilo, they have a certain power, an inhuman one, yet they are humanized by the humane love they feel for each other.

Not only the style and the plot can make readers unwilling to put the book down, but also the beautiful phrases.

Hope not built on reason brings disappointment only.

I tell myself, I deserve dignity, I deserve happiness.

This novel has been filmed. I wonder if the movie has the same magical raptness as the book.


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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Monday, June 04, 2007 At 1:51 PM | 4 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

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