21 year old me open letter

An Open Letter To My 21-Year-Old Self

Dear 21-year-old me, You’re stronger than you know. At this point in time, you’ve been married for over a year, been through a miscarriage, and are currently in the hospital freaking out over your rainbow baby who has been admitted in the NICU with congenital pneumonia. He’s going to be there for over a week and…

Gina's Place Breastfeeding Centre KL

Gina’s Place Helped Me Breastfeed Successfully

Despite my efforts, I have struggled with breastfeeding since the beginning. Ayub was bottle fed formula, and I pumped exclusively with Sulaiman. This round I was adamant about breastfeeding Aisha. Luckily I stumbled upon Gina’s Place through a friend’s Facebook testimonial, and it was the best thing that could have happened. What is Gina’s Place? Gina’s Place…

husband is a gamer

What To Do When Your Husband Is A Gamer

If, like me, you are married to a gamer, you’ll likely find yourself either very free to do whatever you want or you’ll be bogged down with all the household chores and child-raising by yourself. In both cases, I find it’s more fun to have a partner to do stuff with. Here is my step-by-step…

laila ninja

Somebody Plagiarized Me And I Want To Sue

So I keep meaning to write proper posts about being a Ninja Housewife. I realize at the moment it’s mostly archives from my old blog when I worked in radio and a sprinkling of recent posts that are completely random. This post is also not about being the Ninja Housewife. Bear with me! I’m still getting back…

Dear Dumbass,

I feel sorry for you, truly I do. You consider yourself a celebrity? Really? I remember watching you perform at Sunway Lagoon during the height of your ‘success’ seven years ago and I felt nothing but pity. You, up on stage, telling the crowd to sing along with you, and nothing. No one moved. No…

Bukit Jalil Park

I have no idea if that’s what it’s called. But I love it. Brought Ayub there when he was tiny to drive his car and run around. Good times. Simpler times. Never have time to do fun stuff like this anymore 🙁                

Olympics Opening Ceremony

The London Olympics 2012 open ceremony was on at 4am in Malaysia. I watched because my childhood friend was dancing in it. Crazy cool! I stole her pics off her Facebook. Sorry Helene. Hah. Helene on the right in the nurse costume. Helene on the left getting ready. She’s on the left! Pic taken from…

Backflash

A flashback so far back it’s backwards. Backflash. I’m so damn brown there. Summer time in Belgium and celebrating my bestfriend’s 11th birthday with a mocktail party followed by ‘casino night’. Hahaha. I can’t remember what games we played, but I do remember her dad and brother were dressed in suits to serve us. Good…

They discuss me over a forum…

Last week I was checking my blog stats and I saw that close to a hundred hits had come from a lowyat forum. So I clicked on the link and holy balls, someone started a thread about me… Entitled ‘Who is Laila?’ the ‘discussion’ was about the supposedly sexy voice on Pagi Rock Crew. People…

I’m going bald.

During pregnancy, estrogen levels are at a high, and one of the awesome side effects of that is that hair doesn’t fall out. I enjoyed over a year of long, thick, gorgeous hair and now, three months after giving birth to Sulaiman, I am balding. Poop. Yes, I’m being over-dramatic. But really, clumps of hair…

Dumbass Malaysian

Last night I received a missed call from a phone number I didn’t recognize. So I messaged the number. This is what happened. Translation: “I just pressed whatever number… just for fun… who are you… I’m Wan” What a fucking dumbass. Who the hell does that? Calls random numbers for fun and then tries to…

Super fat post pregnancy part 2

So… yesterday morning I realized just how fat I am. I decided that I would totally be good and eat good and lose the 10 kgs I accumulated over two pregnancies. This is what I ate: – 1 chocolate muffin – bowl of fried tofu – 1 curry puff – chunk of awesome chocolate cake – 4…