Featured in The Sun Newspaper (LittleKittle @ Fiesta Femina)

Post by MamaFiza on May 29, 2009 

I’m featured in The Sun ;) *Alhamdulillah*

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Last night, I read a link message posted by Sir YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad in Fiesta Femina’s Facebook Page.

Indeed, we’d like to thank Sir YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad for providing this opportunity;)

Plus, not forgetting: Miss Naziehah, thank you my dear  ^0^  I’m deeply appreciate the opportunity.

May Allah swt bless your kindness *hugs*

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Gambatte ne mommies, do try your best, homeschooling is ROCK!

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Click the pic to read via theSun Web Edition :-D

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You may click the above picture to read theSun E-Paper version >_<

p/s: We’re very happy because this is the second time LittleKittle’s had been published in  the newspaper in year 2009 *grateful to God!*. Do click here to see our first time in action (last month!) ^-^

Update: May 2009 (Cha Cha Dance for Toddler & Preschooler, Red Rocks, Arnold Palmer, Herbs Gravy)

Post by MamaFiza on May 26, 2009 

Hola mommies :-D

Wish you were in lovely weekend *hugs*

Just a lil bit of update for last 2 weeks:

My children love music & dancing *alhamdulillah*.

In all my years of teaching, I don’t think I’ve ever met a child that doesn’t love music, actually.

When I enrolled my latin dance class, I was thrilled to teach my lil kids too, though I had no real idea what we were about to start.

I had no doubt they’d enjoy it since it’s catchy, but that’s about it ;)


Note: Please click here if you can’t view the above video.

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Smiles~

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Collecting rocks :-D

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Rocks art, results: red lil fingers ;)

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Homemade “Juicy Arnold Palmer” drinks, it’s always been a winner on sunny day!

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New olive oil! *Thanks PaPa ^-^*

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Homemade Roasted Chicken with Herbs Gravy ;)

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Keep on positive vibes  mommies :-D Homeschooling is ROCK!

May Allah swt always bless & guide you. Amin~

Gambatte ne! *cuddles*

p/s: Do click HERE if you like to join Easy-Peasy Book Guide for Moms Mini Talk! or click here for Homeschool Module 2 @ SusuIbu, Section 9, Bangi ^-^

A Journey from a Beginner to Advanced Dance Class

Post by MamaFiza on May 22, 2009 

Happy Friday beautiful mommies,

Wish you were in lovely moment ;)

Today, love to share a lil update regarding my previous Latin Dance class *alhamdulillah*.

Guess what? Last week, I’ve moved from beginner class to advance class! *yippie*

Honestly, I just attended my 1st class in Advance Latino Dance class last week (after 2 times joinning Beginner Latino Dance class).

Why I heart dancing?
Dancing
is an intellectual activity as it requires dancers to remember steps and sequences, which boosts brain power and improves memory.

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Make-up before going to dance class :-D
I love “Nude” lipgloss!

My new teacher (secretly asked me not to enclosed name or pics yet) is amazingly 50+ years old! *wohoo!*

I can’t believe myself either ^0^ Perfectly proofs that dance could makes your mind & body healthy ;)

Dance gets you into your body”, says Nancy Cassman, a dance/movement therapist and founder of Express Your Self, a dance and movement center in Boulder, Colo. “In our society, people sit at desks and on couches all the time, and we’ve become very brain-oriented,” she points out. “Dance bridges the gap between the brain and the body so that you tap into your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental being.”

I’ve learned 2 new moves, practicing choreography sets of  “Bootylicious” by Miss Beyonce and learning to dance with partner!

Since last week till today, every night before sleep, the King a.k.a PaPa, generously helps me: be my dance partner to practice my dance moves. Thanks a lot darling *giggles*

My supportive husband and I practiced happily to get 5 routines ready daily. We were having such a great time dancing together and we really were like two peas in a pod.

Indeed, learning dance is like any other new skill, you must PRACTICE to be great.  Even after your first class, you should practice the basic step until it becomes part of your muscle memory.

IMHO, beginners *like me* should practice their basics well before trying all the advanced moves, and intermediate and advanced dancers should work on great footwork (turn out and pointing), leg action, and turning techniques to improve their overall performance.

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Posing with my latin dance teacher: Miss Nicole & me,
lecturer of MASTERSKILL University College: Sir Uma *left*
& lecturer of University Nottingham Malaysia: Sir Victor *right*

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Me with dedicated assistant of the dance class: Miss Chan ;)
Gosh, love her sincerity *hugs!*
She reminds me on my beloved grandma.

These benefits include, not only learning new dance skills, but also the vast physical benefits of dance, living a more healthy lifestyle, losing weight, being around other people (dancers) who lead positive and healthy lifestyles, being artistic & creative, making new friends and networking.

Not only will you become fitter, but research shows you can lose weight, tone flabby muscles, get your heart rate up, boost your brain power and fight dementia ;)

So what are you waiting for? Put on your dancing shoes, mommies.

You’ll love it, and your husband will love it even more! Physical closeness and looking into each other’s eyes : these things can boost intimacy, communication and desire.

Whether you dance in a class, with your kids, or alone in your living room, you’re having fun and being healthy. And, while you’re moving your arms and feet, you’re also moving your soul, because it’s hard to be sad when you’re dancing.

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Gambatte ne mommies

Please do enjoy your holiday with your lil ones.

May God bless your family. Amin~

KickStart Breakfast by Toddlers & Preschooler

Post by MamaFiza on May 21, 2009 

Good evening vogue mommies ;)

How’s your breakfast today?

Alhamdulillah, my kids always make me breakfast : 4 times per week!

It’s the best breakfast moment ever because my kids made it just for me.

As a mother, I love nothing more than to hear the sound of my little kids trying to figure out if the French toast or pancake is cooked enough.

Or the sound of my children’s feet creeping up the steps with my husband delivering a tray of breakfast goodies on special day.

There is something so remarkable about that moment when they wait for me to taste my hot chocolate drinks, or take a bite out of my eggs. They look so proud of themselves and I’ll remember those breakfasts for the rest of my life *Insya-Allah* ;)

It doesn’t matter what he/she makes for you and you will love it because he/she wanted to do it especially for YOU: mom! :-D

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Beaten – eggs & milk :-D

French toast really was invented by French peasants who found a way to reuse their stale bread by dipping it in a delicious egg mixture and frying on a skillet.

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KiruaMi-cHan’s in action *wee-hee*

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ReiHi-cHan’s in action *yippie*

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YunaFi-cHan’s in action *dee-dee*

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Aww, this is so sweet!! They made this for me *tears* Thanks kiddies ;)

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For him, by him: KiruaMi-cHan ^0^

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For her, by her: ReiHi-cHan ^-^

French toast suggested toppings: pure maple syrup, powdered sugar, creamed honey, cream cheese.

Suggested servingsfruit juices and steamed veggies (gosh, we love orange juices with steamed carrots & broccoli!)

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Simple tips on “How to make Breakfast Fun and Easy” :

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This Sunday morning, why not let your children make breakfast for you?

Let’s try some easy-peasy menu mommies ;)

May Allah swt blessed your lovely family. Amin~

p/s: Do click HERE if you like to join Easy-Peasy Book Guide for Moms Mini Talk! ^-^

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