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    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Artifact Motherhood

    May 27th, 2021

    May 13 2021, Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid Mubarak) was celebrated for the second time in lockdown this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Although every preparation was done in moderation just like last year, this year was special since it’s your first time fasting through Ramadhan. Of course, we did not force you to fast because we are not sure whether that you are ready but to our surprise, you fasted for the 30 whole days without complaining at all. Fasting without food or water for nearly 14 hours is not easy especially for kids at your age but you didn’t grumble a bit.

    A few days before the celebration, you were thrilled and started singing the Hari Raya songs. Babah put up the colorful lights which he promised to do so and it was a beautiful sight. This year, I get to learn how to cook Nenek’s special spicy Minang beef rendang, which is your favorite.

    You woke up early that day, not too eager to wear the Traditional Baju Melayu but straight away was in the mood when I offered you a cookie. You said it was the best cookie you have ever tasted! And cheekily said you are happy because there’s no need to fast anymore!!

    Although we felt unhappy because of the Covid-19 situation here in Malaysia and to what’s happening around the world especially the suffering and the innocent killings of children in Palestine, we thank Allah for everything we have, everything we had and everything we will have. We pray that next year will be a much brighter Hari Raya and that we get to celebrate it with our beloved families and friends that we missed so much.

    This is part of ARTIFACT MOTHERHOOD – a project shared with other female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words.

    Go next to the wonderful artist Carla Monge to read her post in our blog circle.

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    I can’t keep calm…

    May 22nd, 2021

    …I am going to be a grandma!!!

    Yeap, you read it right!! My daughter is expecting her first baby!! Here’s a love note to Baby SM.

    *Dear Baby SM,

    I am already dreaming of your sweet smell and soft skin, and tiny toes and fingers!

    I had to wait until your mother is over 6 months pregnant (banyak betul pantang-larang!) to tell everyone that I am going to be a grandma but it was worth the wait. Soon, I’ll get to cuddle you and kiss you on your soft little head InsyAllah.*

    These were taken last year and not during MCO yer. She made the first announcement at a small gathering to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and we were so shocked and surprised to hear the announcement. Great grandfather and great-grandmother were also delighted to hear the wonderful news. You can see the emotions pouring out on everybody’s face. It’s been two years since they got married and truly it is a special gift to both of them. Alhamdulillah.

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    Moving – Artifact of Motherhood

    February 9th, 2021

    Dear First Born,

    I was running through my hard disk looking for images to use when I stumble upon these images of you moving into your first house.

    It was taken sometime before the lockdown started. Your place is only 5 minutes drive from my house and I find that super convenient! (means more time to spend with you and your sisters!). I think all mothers would know how precious time can be when their children are either married or are young adults. They are always busy with their own life! So these are some of the warm memories that I want to remember. This to me is the beauty of spending time together with you and your sister, doing the everyday things.

    Love,

    Mama.

    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 Joy Haycock to read her post in our blog circle.

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    The reason

    December 29th, 2020

    Sometimes, I have to stop and remind myself of the reason I fell in love with photography in the first place. It’s not about the competition and recognition, it’s not about how many followers or likes I got, it’s also not about following the latest trends.

    It’s because moments like this make me feel the enormous and abundance of gratitude that I receive every minute. It makes me feel alive just seeing the connection and emotions pouring out. It’s pretty amazing that I get to freeze this beautiful moment of time between my mom and her 20th grandchild, ready for his bath in my mom’s kitchen sink. And the best part is I get to preserve it forever.

    The truth is I am most happy when I have my camera with me. And I will never forget that.

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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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