Friday, August 10, 2012

Still Wannabe a WAHM

This is one personal blog that I shall be coming back to now and again. For some reason, I cannot bear to part with it. Because this is me, who I really am. Not the one-track minded writer I try to be on our EdiRina blog, blogging about one topic only. I can't possibly do just that because I just want to be and desire for so many things.

I have so many thoughts consuming right now. The thought of not being understood, of having my dream of becoming a WAHM which I know is so within my reach being crushed because I just can't make them understand how important that goal is to me. I have put in my effort alright. I have decided, that if I have to keep being the primary income earner during my trial as a WAHM then I'm gonna have to find a source of income. So what more am I good at then work that requires writing, editting and translating. So I've decided to try my luck at translating. I'm currently half way through my Diploma in Translation programme (regardless of how boring it is..I just can't seem to click with my classmates and lecturers). I hope to become a certified translator by the end of this year and be able to take up jobs.

However, 2 major events will take place at the end of this year and early next year. The first is that I'll be birthing my twins late December. The second is, my son Hariz will start standard 1 in January 2013. And I am so not looking forward to sending him to public school. However, I don't have much choice as I can't yet afford to send him to a private school either and most of the affordable private schools already have full enrolment. Also my hopes to homeschool him never materialised. Me trying to do everything myself again, because others are so unsupportive.

With the excitement of the twins arrival, also comes great responsibilities. I can't help but feel a heavy weight on my shoulder. Who'll send Hariz to school? Will I be able to divide my time well enough to be able to take up translation jobs? Where do I stay during my confinement period? If I choose to stay at my parents' place, will I be a burden to them since my brother's family is already staying with them? If only I can muster enough strength to be a super mum and be able to send Hariz to school while still in confinement, I wouldn't have to trouble anyone else. So that is my dilema... Me who has a permanent stable job with steady income but can no longer stand doing all this 8-5 and am yearning for a break so have decided to take 5 years unpaid leave which is a privilege given to mothers who want to focus on raising their children (this privilege is only given after maternity leave). Maybe the employer should have thought of an allowance which came with this leave so that we wouldn't be behind financially and be less able to raise healthy, happy children. But I suppose they thought that the husband would be able settle the fincance part. Sadly not in my case, for hubby still needs confidence to develop his business. So that just leaves me to fend for the family.

I just need an idea, that one good income earning idea which will allow me to eventually earn passive income to sustain our living. I feel, I should write a book. But what do I know that can be shared and be of benefit to others? I only have my childhood tales of my life as a diplomat's daughter. Or I could share about the hardship faced by working mothers in a high-flying career juggling duties both at home and at work. Or... I'm thinking and it's not coming to me. Maybe a kindred spirit out there who happen to chance upon my blog can help me...please?

Meanwhile, I shall continue putting my trust in Allah the Al-Mighty and believe that my prayers for a smooth journey and a worthy solution would be answered. God-willing, amin..

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Have Been Away For Awhile

Salam all.

I have been away from this blog for quite a while now. And that's mainly because I have started a new blog I have also finally managed to set up our webstore at

Alhamdulillah! I guess I have partly accomplished some of the goals I set out earlier this year. Things are brightening up for me. I pray this year, my entrepreneurial dreams will become reality, Insya'Allah.

Pray for me. And visit my new sites.

Also like us on facebook at

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Opportunity

Sometimes when you least expect it, an opportunity presents itself to you. I am talking about really great opportunities that have the potential to change your life in  a very positive way. This is exactly what's happening to me. I can't say exactly how I feel. I'm excited, I feel I can do it, I can make it, I feel joyous, comforted, full of hope.. All that's positive. And what opportunity can make me feel that way? A business opportunity, ofcourse! I love business! Selling, making a sale, especially if it's something that I love and truly believe in. I pray, this business will help me achieve my dreams of becoming a financially free WAHM.. Insya'Allah..

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Voice Guild

Here is something that not many know about me. I have this secret dream of wanting to become a voice over. I didn't know it'd be possible until I came across The Voice Guild of KL & Selangor

To my delight, when browsing through the talents profile, I found my senior Dalila Paris on this list! She 's a member too! And I thought to myself, 'if she can do it, so can I!" Right?

Ok, so I've submitted my application to become member. For newcomers in this field, they'll put you as a potential member first. You pay RM100 fee/year inclusive of one recording (to put on your profile). After you've gotten 5 jobs in year, you'll be upgraded to full member.

Benefits of joining: the Guild will represent you for any jobs, thus providing you with protection and members also get to undergo training to improve skill and knowledge. Not bad, eh...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

My Telekung Ez Sarung

Two weekends ago, my best buddy, Inaz and I visited MamaYaya a.k.a. Kak Taty at her recently opened showroom in Bandar Baru Bangi. Kak Taty operates an e-store selling products for mothers and kids. Her e-store is beautiful (designed by little kittle studio) and her showroom is just as attractive! I sure bought a few stuff there, one of which is a Telekung EZ sarung.

I've actually been eyeing it online for quite some time but I wanted to see how it looked and felt physically (so much for online shopping!). The one that I bought is purplish-pink and  I love it! It's a one piece telekung (praying clothe/dress/attire) which you can just slip on over you and voila! ready for prayers! The cotton fabric is so comfy and the design so convenient. I used it to perform my Maghrib prayers just now and it felt oh so good. Alhamdulillah. good bye to kain sarung telekung (with elastic waist) that keeps sliding down!

Apart from shopping, we managed to have a quick chat with KakTaty on her business. You know how I'm currently on the look out for a mentor. I was thinking that maybe Kak Taty could be my mentor and I even mentioned it to her. Sadly, Kak Taty's abit busy catching up with orders and tending to her business. Maybe I can help out abit at her e-store for nothing more than the experience to be gained. That'll be cool. But have to work on our own e-store too, right Inaz? As soon as we have something concrete, I'll be sure to launch it here!

Thanks for the inspiration Kak Taty!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Camelot House

My Dream Home Come True!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

One Drop Perfumes By Egyption Potion

Below is a note I posted on my FB some time ago:
Whoever came up with the idea of selling these one drop perfumes is totally brilliant! Especially those by Egyptian Potion. There are a few versions of these miniature bottled non-alcoholic scents in the market already. But to me personally, nothing beats Egyptian Potion. From the sleek packaging to the actual scents, I give them a 10/10. I love the miniature bottles that fit discreetly in small purses and the bottle caps that don't turn rusty (as they're made of plastic). The perfume rolls on nicely without overloading and most importantly the first, middle and last note smells heavenly (provided you find one that suits you!)!

Of course not all their scents suits me but that's being realistic. Because honestly it's up to your taste and ofcourse it's dependent on your own natural body ordour but I'll leave that to the experts.

My first box of Egyptian Potion is the glossy pink Celebrities' Special. This box contains my signature scent - bottle no. 8 ( I have to be discreet here because if everyone starts wearing no.8 than it won't be my own anymore! hhehehe! But really, it don't matter cuz the same perfume would smell slightly different on another person.). I only have a third of that bottle left! sob-sob.. But that's not so bad actually, considering how often I wear it (on all the right places). I now have only 6/8 bottles left in this box cuz I gave one to my mother and the other to my best buddy. And I find it so hard to resist buying more (boxes)!

If you wanna find out more about this splendid product, log on to their website at

This is me writing a free straight-from-the-heart review but I'm seriously considering becoming a dealer. So if you want me to sell (at a price one notch lower - ofcourse it's already way affordable at RM40 a box), just drop me a line;)

And today, 30 January 2011, we're in business!

One Drop Perfumes are making a come back! Check out their Mini 4 bottle sets! At only RM25, it's a bargain! Available sets and fragrance line up for all you gorgeous ladies out there are as below:

(i) Youth Pack (chic set) - *new refreshing fragrances for the young at heart:)
     - Pop My Berry
     - Look At Me Blossom
     - Fall In Love With Me
     - You will Remember Me

(ii) Mini Pack Women Set 1 (green box)
     - Inspired by Escape, Calvin Klein
     - Inspired by Pleasure, Estee Lauder
    - Inspired by Apple Blossom, Body Shop
    - Inspired by Cool Water for Women, Davidoff

(iii)Mini Pack Women Set 2 (purple box)
    - Inspired by Eternity for Women, Calvin Klein
   - Inspired by Envy, Gucci
   - Inspired by Intense, Hugo Boss
   - Heaven, One Drop Perfumes

(iv)Mini Pack Women Set 3 (purplish pink box)
    - Inspired by Sunflower, Elizabeth Arden
    - Inspired by Women Boss, Hugo Boss
    - Inspired by CK Be, Calvin Klein
    - Inspired by Palace, Paris Hilton

(v)Mini Pack Women Set 4 (red box)
    - Inspired by Amarige, Givenchy
    - Inspired by Montana, "Parfum de Peau", Montana
    - Baby Jasz, One Drop Perfumes
    - Inspired by Yohji, Yohji Yamamoto

These adorable mini packs that come in chic boxes makes perfect gifts for any occasions! Just drop me a line for further details:)

Salam, everyone!


*Also available, single bottles (10 ml) at RM25 - limited fragrances only.
** Mini sets contain 4 bottles with 2.75 ml worth of fragrance per bottle.

Monday, January 24, 2011

This Year 2011

This year, I want to:

  1. take horse riding lessons at Taman Equestrian Putrajaya (Putrajaya Equestrian Park);
  2. buy a Yamaha Clavinova Digital piano;
  3. take up piano classes at Yamaha;
  4. have a baby;
  5. take up Quran classes;
  6. set up online shop;
  7. rent space for product showroom and sell offline as well;
  8. learn more about running a biz;
  9. increase my monthly income;
  10. put aside enough to pay zakat;
  11. furnish ground floor room to turn into SOHO;
  12. write a non-fiction book on WAHM dreams; and
  13. become a certified translator.
And I shall work on making all this a reality, insya'Allah..