Sorry For The Long Hiatus

Dearest lovely ladies, thank you so much for your generous prayers and best wishes. I truly appreciate each one of you.

Please do kindly make sure to take great care of yourself as you’re the best asset for your beloved family ^___^

I’ve been MIA for almost 2 years because I’m continuing my journey of learning and duty, guiding our precious kids studies, plus I didn’t use any social media or private number too, due to my hectic days. I’m terribly sorry for unable to juggle my time to update this blog or even have some space for online.

Thus, I didn’t manage anything anymore since then because of my full schedules and lack of time. New management will take over soon and they will sort all inquiries, your patience is highly appreciated, thank you so much.

Again, I’m very grateful for your kindness. My best prayers to all of you.

Lots of Love,
MamaFiza

17. October 2022 by MamaFiza
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Thank You MAGGI Malaysia

Greetings and blessed day to my beauteous ladies 😀

May you’re in superb health this year of 2021; full of hope and opportunity. Amin~

Exactly 1 year ago, we’ve been invited for MAGGI‘s (Nestle Malaysia) sponsored advertisement via Harian Metro, Alhamdulillah.

Lots of thanks for your endless tremendous kindness to us. *super grateful mode*

*gazillion thanks to my dear hubby, beloved kiddies: KiruaMi-cHan, ReiHi-cHan, YunaFi-cHan and lil HidE-cHan*

Title: Home School

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Humbly, we would like to thank you to MAGGI Team for generosity to support us and special thanks to Harian Metro’s splendid journalist Miss Siti for endless trust and love plus to amazing Madam Sophie J for always fund us with her gorgeous studio ^O^ We’re eternally indebted.

Together with this posting, I attached MAGGI (Nestle Malaysia) recorded show video, dedicatedly for respectful parents and caretakers out there.

*Credit to The King for recording matter* Thank you, my dear 😉

MAGGI #TakKenalTakCinta – Homeschooling Sekolah Di Rumah

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

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action” ~ Sir Herbert Spencer

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Gambatte ne, awesome mommies and daddies >O<

Please #staysafe and take great care together with your beloved family~ #kitajagakita

10. January 2021 by MamaFiza
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Merdeka; The Deeper Thoughts

Dearest lovely hardworking mommies ^_^

Due to my super hectic daily schedules, I unable to update this blog unlike the beginning of our beloved family’s homeschool journey.

Thus, I would love to share this remarkable article made by honorable & brilliant Sir Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, earlier this week via TheStar. Attached below are his full articles.

My precious husband told and discussed with me last 16 years ago about all of these before we started our homeschool’s method selections.

Thank you so much Sir Prof for your excellent write up regarding these sensitive issues; you’re truly unsung nation hero of academician world. Hat’s off! ^-^

Image credited: KunKwan

MALAYSIA, with her 39 ethnic groups, is a fragmented society. We live as strangers among ourselves, with the Semenanjung people not knowing and generally not caring to know our brethren in Sabah and Sarawak and vice versa.

Who is the culprit of this social engineering feat? It’s none other than our education system at all levels – primary, secondary and tertiary.

Firstly, we treat education in a “scientific way” by deconstructing a subject into little pieces. Thus, society as a subject is deconstructed into history, geography, science, morality, religion and arts.

We study things in pieces, and after 11 to 13 years of the first level of schooling, we forget or don’t know what the whole thing was about in the first place! Was there even one to begin with?

After that, we merrily go off to college or university to learn the deconstructed fields of Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Law and a thousand other elemental forms of career and job-oriented stuff.

Thus, arts and architecture students do not know much about engineering and engineers wonder why we even have arts and architecture in the first place!

I have always wondered why we don’t study the history, culture and religion of all the ethnic groups in our country.

Why are we stuck on and obsessed with one particular group?

Wouldn’t we be enriched and brought closer together as a nation if we knew how everyone’s history, beliefs and lifestyle contributes to our wholeness of being Malaysian?

Why must so much time be devoted to political parties, independence and some age-old archaeological diggings?

History, I read somewhere, is about the present, not the past.

It is the present concerns that define what we need of the past. If we were to document everything in the past, the whole Internet cloud storage system would go bust.

History is a limited window of the past to fit a present need for some specific thing. There is no history without the “present and immediate agenda”.

Therefore, I would like to recommend that we immediately restructure our study of history to address a badly-needed present agenda – getting to know one another!

Focus more on studying how our different communities live, pray, socialise and play. Now, wouldn’t that be a game changer?

In addition, make the narrative of our history show that all the different races contribute together towards our present success or failure stories. Our success is our doing and our failures are our faults.

Next is Geography, a subject I found to be the most boring on earth when I was in school. Let’s focus on the people who are involved in economic activities instead of how many tonnes of rubber and oil palm we produce, how much ports earn or what plants are suitable for cultivation on our soil.

Let’s focus on who the communities working in the padi fields or manning the shops are. Who cares how much Proton earned annually during its heyday? I want to know how mamak restaurants, apam balik stalls and Foodpanda riders drive the economy while the petroleum and palm oil prices crash.

We don’t put images of people to the products and services. Everything is about numbers, tonnage and ringgit only.

Do rubber and oil palm plantations destroy or complement the environment? How do the Orang Asli prosper with their sustainable ways of living? Our students are not taught these things.

That’s why I say that we study in elemental pieces, gleaning bits of information here and there with no overall structure to provide meaning on our people and environment.

I suggest that we reduce the numbers and statistics and put people’s faces to the economic activities instead. And try to interest young minds towards the agro-based industry rather than flying cars.

What about science subjects? Well, we study too much about invisible molecules and not enough on our traditional sustainable crops and how to make them produce better yields.

Again, science is isolated from the beauty of the world and the magic or miracle of nature.

We learn about photosynthesis, green leaves and chlorophyll but do not appreciate the trees and the sun as miracles of creation, giving life, shade and backdrops for romantic meetings as depicted in old Malay songs.

We forget to romanticise the life-giving forces of science and only study it as a by-product of scientific laboratory deconstruction.

What about the arts? Well, if you are not clever, you go to the arts stream; it’s as simple as that! We do not teach that human beings express their humanity in poetry, painting, architecture, food, dance forms and many others.

To us, the arts is simply not science. Medicine used to be called “The Art of Medicine” and not “The Science”.

The arts represents a higher order of thinking and shows off the different cultures of the people in this country.

On moral and religious studies, simply put, we teach one group of students about a single way to look at one value system and we teach another group another value system. And then we tell them not to mix the two, otherwise they would be confused about what “being good” is all about.

The way I see it, our “wonderful” education system is deconstructing our society into its 39 suspicious and mistrusting groups of citizens.

Happy Merdeka, Malaysia!

Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi is Professor of Architecture at UCSI University. The views expressed here are entirely the writer’s own.

05. September 2020 by MamaFiza
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Homeschool Room 2020 (Groundwork)

Masihkan bonda-bonda rupawan; teman yang dikasihi masih mengingati catatan perkongsian terdahulu berkenaan “Cara Membina Sudut Homeschool @ Ruang Belajar di Rumah“? ^-^

Alhamdulillah, suami yang amat saya kagumi telah bersusah-payah sekali lagi bagi merealisasikan impian zaman kecil saya iaitu untuk membina perpustakaan mini keluarga kami agar dapat dimanfaatkan oleh anak-anak kesayangan kami pada sesi 2020 yang bakal menjelma tidak lama lagi supaya proses rujukan silibus dapat berjalan lancar. Insya-Allah.

Selama 3 bulan projek ini dirancang oleh pihak suami berdasarkan rancangan peruntukan belanja yang terhad dan akhirnya dapat siap sepenuhnya pada akhir minggu ini, Masya-Allah. Alhamdulillah *tangisan kesyukuran & kegembiraan* >O<

Semoga pembinaan perpustakaan mini ini sedikit sebanyak dapat saya berkongsi idea dekorasi untuk rumah Cik/Cik Puan yang disegani, Amin~ ^_^

Mari kita mulakan, Bismillah~ :

Saiz rak buku besi ini dari lantai ke siling rumah; 9 kaki x 10 kaki lebar 😀
Gambar rak buku perpustakaan mini yang telah disusun buku mengikut genre masing-masing ^O^
Pandangan dari sisi dan sudut berbeza bagi rak buku besi yang telah dipenuhi dengan koleksi buku anak-anak kami sejak 15 tahun dahulu hingga kini, Alhamdulillah >_<
Rona hijau segar dari tumbuhan diletakkan bagi menaikkan seri ruang perpustakaan mini keluarga disamping manfaat pengudaraan yang lebih baik bagi seisi keluarga ^-^
Idea pertama: Boleh dimuatkan dengan sofa bersaiz lebar bagi bacaan santai dan perbincangan bersama ahli kelab buku keluarga ^_-
Idea kedua: Boleh menempatkan meja belajar atau meja musyawarah bagi menjalankan aktiviti ekperimen sains mahupun sesi pembelajaran subjek lain dan ruang rehat bacaan dengan sofa ringkas ^____^
Matlamat utama adalah bagi meneruskan sokongan jitu kepada anakanda tersayang agar menanam dalam diri untuk tekad mencintai ilmu dan jihad dalam dunia pendidikan secara holistik, Insya-Allah ^w^
Alhamdulillah, selesai semuanya ^-^ Boleh mula ulangkaji @ menelaah 😉

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Bagi teman jelitawan yang berminat untuk mendapatkan khidmat tempahan khas rak buku perpustakaan mini di rumah ini (custom made), boleh dapatkan bersama pihak HM Publication milik majikan kehormat saya (HappyMindz Studio) >_< Insya-Allah, ada pelbagai saiz dan pakej disediakan.

Ayuh, mari kita usahakan yang terbaik dan teristimewa khas buat anakanda kesayangan kita! 😀

p/s: Jumpa teman ayu nanti di sesi seterusnya “Homeschool Talks” sempena cuti persekolahan Disember 2019 untuk persediaan jadual sesi silibus pembelajaran 2020, ya 😉 Masih ada beberapa slot kosong untuk tempahan segera pada hari ini. Mohon tempah dengan mengisi borang; klik DI SINI; ^____^  Terima kasih rakan dan taulan yang dimuliakan.

08. December 2019 by MamaFiza
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