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    Musang King – Bentong, Pahang

    November 14th, 2020

    Dari kecil lagi aku memang tak suka durian walaupun aku dilahirkan di dalam keluarga yang boleh dikategorikan hantu durian. Dulu masa bapak aku kerja dengan Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli, memang penuh dekat dapur dengan durian bila tiba musim dia. Durian bukit, Durian hutan ntah apa durian lagi aku pun tak tau. Tapi sebijik pun aku tak pernah sentuh.

    Tapi semua itu berubah sejak aku masuk umur 40-an. Itulah orang tua cakap, kalau nak benci biarlah berpada-pada, takut nanti di lain masa kita gila kat dia. Kalau suka pun kena juga berpada-pada, takut nanti kita muak pula. Jadi sekarang ini bukanlah aku cakap aku gila cuma ada hate love relationship macamtu. Ada masa aku suka, ada masa aku tak suka, ada ke yang sama cam aku?

    Jadi diizinkan oleh Allah, aku melawat sambil makan durian Musing King dekat satu dusun ini yang terletak dekat Bentong. Aku suka betul bila dapat ke sana. Dan mulalah aku pasang angan nak ada kebun durian satu hari nanti.

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    It really doesn’t matter

    November 12th, 2020

    …as long as we have each other, it’s going to be alright.

    Artifact motherhood is a collaboration of artists/mothers from around the world. Sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Our hopes and dreams for our children. With little nuggets of wisdom here and there. These are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artifact we are leaving behind for children and the generations to come.

    Go next to my wonderful artist friend Ann Owen to read her post in our blog circle.

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    Seasons of Motherhood – September 2020

    October 1st, 2020

    I turned forty six last month. I feel like every year that I got older, the more I get to know myself. What works for me and what not. I am learning that I love tea as much as I love coffee. I am learning that sometimes I need to say no and just walk away. That painful experience happened just to shape you into a stronger person. And to always look for the good things in life and in people no matter what.

    Welcome to Artifact Motherhood. This is a collaboration of artists from around the world who have come together to share our stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Through our writings and visual records we want to create memories that are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artefacts we are leaving behind for our children and for generations to come.

    Go next to my wonderful artist friend Caro Cuinet Wellings to read her post in our blog circle.

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    10 on 10 August – Kuala Lumpur Family Photographer

    August 10th, 2020

    Near our house, there’s a beautiful park where we often visit to feed the fish. Your cousin and you would always get so excited when we go there. There were a lot of tiny fish and also the big ones. Grandma came along too and it was nice to just relax and watch the fishes swimming in the lake. Although it was really a hot day, both of you had so much fun running and giggling until it was time to go home.

    Keep following our blog circle to see what Fort McMurray Lifestyle Photographer Melissa Richard is up to this month!

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    All is well – Terengganu, Malaysia

    July 30th, 2020

    Artifact motherhood is a collaboration of artists/mothers from around the world. Sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Our hopes and dreams for our children. With little nuggets of wisdom here and there. These are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artifact we are leaving behind for children and the generations to come.

    Around this time last year, while I was getting ready to go to sleep after having a family gathering at my mother’s house, then my heart suddenly goes on beating so fast that I thought I was going to die that night. It was definitely a terrifying experience that I wished never to encounter again. My husband immediately took me to the nearby clinic and had me checked on. After a few minutes of waiting, the doctor told me that I was ok and all my vital signs were normal. I wasn’t satisfied and did a full medical check-up including doing an ECG to find out if there was a problem with my heart. Again the specialist told me the same thing. There was nothing wrong with me. He asked me if I wanted to see a psychiatrist and I told him yes, I would consider that. A few weeks after that, I had my first appointment with my psychiatrist. I was feeling really tense and not sure what to say to him. I told him what had happened and he asked me several questions. While we were talking I felt the urge to cry. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but the tears just keep on flowing. I felt a bit ashamed during that moment but the psychiatrist was really understanding and helpful and it made me feel at ease. I knew after consulting the psychiatrist that what I had that night was a panic attack. After a few more counselling, I was able to understand my feelings and what my body is trying to tell me. I never knew that our body can carry so much stress and burden from trauma and pain. We, especially mothers, are so capable beyond words of doing everything but yet we can be too hard on ourself sometimes.

    Since then, I have been learning and researching every day on ways to cope with my anxiety and worries. One thing that I find really helped me a lot is to practice gratitude and to notice everything that surrounds me. To be grateful for some of the basic things like having my eyesight to see. Isn’t it a precious gift to wake up to your beautiful smiley face, my son. Isn’t it a precious gift to hear you giggling softly in the morning light because the sun is up and you know that it’s time to play. Isn’t it a precious gift to have my lovely husband prepare us breakfast even if it’s just toasts and jam. Isn’t it a precious gift to be able to breathe the fresh air and notice the air coming in and out of your nose. Also, I stopped drinking coffee and change a bit of my lifestyle which means to consume more water, more vitamins, more outing in nature and more sleep! My new living mantra after that frightful episode of my life is to practice positivity every day and have the courage to face my fears.

    Please go to Carla Monge, the next artist in our Artifact Motherhood blog circle and continue through all the artists until you get back to me. To learn more about Artifact Motherhood, please click here.

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    10 on 10 July – Kuala Lumpur Family Photographer

    July 10th, 2020

    Things we did while in quarantine. (Warning: I have posted more than 10 images as I missed few entries).

    We painted the wall in the living room with a mix of shades of blue and green. It’s called Free Spirit. I was nervous at first that I would not like the colour that I myself chose but it turned out perfect. It brings out the coolness and sort of an African safari vibe. We also painted the front door of white to give a nice contrast to the area.

    Husband started to continue his unfinished project and managed to sell a few multipurpose wooden stools. He is now in the process of making me a new computer table which I can’t wait to have.

    We are slowly returning to our normal lives here. Offices, malls and supermarkets are already open to the public. I still get a bit anxious when I go out and try to avoid crowded places as much as possible.

    The ones I feel the most relaxed is when I am in nature.

    Head over and see what Bethany Sams, Knoxville Family Photographer was up to on her 10 on 10 post.

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