Monday, February 18, 2013

Artwork from the boys

Ezzat's design of his airport

 Farhan's Valentine's card

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Backyard Circus

This was also at the State Fair. I thought that it's better to dedicate one entry just for it.

I wonder how long has this guy been working here? Daniel thinks the whole thing looks creepy and the boys are too big for that but I still think it's cool anyway especially when the boys were pumped about it.

So this was how it worked. Instead of doing all the work, the old, white hair guy asked the kids to volunteer to be in his show, and he became the ringmaster. There's a girl that became the ropewalker,  a boy that became a lion tamer, a couple of boys that became lions and tigers,  cute little girls that became pretty butterflies, and two human canon balls! Our three boys raised their hands in no time.  

Here's Ezzat waiting for his turn to put on his costume.

He's one of the tigers - gggrrroowwlll!!

Waiting for their turn to jump through a 'flaming' hoop. By this time, I began to think that probably Ezzat was infact too old for this.

 But he said he had fun. He looked shy though.

But these two guys were thrilled! They were the Human Canon Balls - the ultimate show of the afternoon!

Emir got in the canon, the ringmaster assistant 'ignited' the canon - and off he went, flying so high! (sorry, I didn't get any picture in between the transition)

Tadaaa! The Ultimate Human Canon Ball survived again, albeit a different person now :-) - it's Mr. Farhan!(what happened was Emir remained inside the canon, and Daniel carried Farhan from outside the tent and Farhan straighten up his legs and hands as if he was flying like a Superman. Sorry you guys I'm bad at explaining this part, but you get what I mean right?). I love it when Farhan took his bow. It was perfect!

There was a puppet parade (see those big tall puppets behind) after that where volunteered parents helped carried the puppets around the tent while their children walked in front of them, but we had enough so we left. 

 I love the expression of this ilama!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

High five Farhan!

Since a few days ago, the boys' school has held some fun games for the level 1 students (7-9 yr old) in conjunction with the Sports Day which will be held this Saturday. As for the real games, only level 2 student (10-12 yr old) are allowed to participate. And today Farhan won a gold medal for one of the games! Yaaaayy Farhan! Emir is a bit sad that he didn't win and he asked me for his toy medals that I gave him a few years back so he can wear it too. Unfortunately I already threw that away when we moved to Alor Star. So tomorrow, we'll be heading to Tok's house to see if mama still has her medals in the cabinet so that Emir can have it =)

He's pretty sleepy actually but I need to snap one photo of him with that medal. Notice the 'have to' face?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas from the Bumblebeez! Especially to Uncle Dan, Grammy, Poppy, Auntie Liz, Uncle Paul, Carly, Bree, Auntie Katherine, and oh! Not forgetting Auntie Marcelle in Netherlands. We hope all of you will have a special and wonderful day. Happy holidays!


Emir, Farhan & Ezzat =)

PS: Btw, we can't help but drew these airplanes even for Christmas cards. Mama thinks we should draw something else but we just can't. We love them too much!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

And some cakes...

Tok (Malay for Grandma) made some cakes for Emir and Farhan last Saturday and invited some of our close relatives to come over. Yup Farhan too - he's gonna be 6 on Nov 19th. We thought it's better to combine their birthdays for the time being until they can really understand about the concept of a Birth.Day. The 2 boys were really grumpy during Ezzat's birthday party and demanded they have theirs too at the same time. So it was all good in the end that night.

One cake for Emir.

And one cake for Farhan.

And a short vid to complement.

Emir wanted to cut the cake and Tok was assisting.

And had his first bite while everybody's watching.

Ooppss..hold on mama!

It's a pretty nice yummy cake.

And Ikram loves it! He's one of the 3 cousins the boys have at the moment.

Irfan and Emir. Irfan is Ikram's brother.

And Farhan with his ever ready 'Peace' sign. He's certainly 'peaceful' that night since he got his got to blow candles 2 weeks earlier!

Ezzat's getting sleepy.

Hanging out after dinner.

Fun time!

Emir and Ezzat with their young uncles and aunties.

Friday, November 7, 2008

School Concert 2008 & Graduation Day

Farhan and Ezzat had their school concert and graduation day today. It's way different from the concert we went last year at their previous kindergarten when we're still in Kuala Lumpur. Obviously the standard here is in Alor Star is still far behind but nonetheless we had a great time, especially for the 2 boys. I was hoping the school could provide the parents with a professional cameraman or photographer so that we could purchase the pictures and CDs later but there's none. The kindergarten which Emir and Farhan went last year did all that, and it's such a breeze and I didn't have to go all the way in front to snap some Kodak moment. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to put up pictures from last year too since there are some of you who might not have seen those.

CEC Concert 2007 :

This was at last year's concert. Emir and his friend posing at the backstage before their show - an Indian dance.

The 2 brothers. Farhan's wearing a traditional Malay costume for his dance.

Waiting for the show to begin.

The stage. Bad pic though coz it was taken using handphone.

Emir receiving his scroll from Ms. Aggy, the principal. Bad picture again. Thank god I have a sharp one taken by a photographer hired by the school.

Elite Kindergarten Concert 2008 :

Emir's goofing around while waiting for the show to begin.

Farhan's receiving his cert.

Ezzat in action. The kids are acting out a play based on a folkfore song. This is the best I can get. The zooming feature of the cam is not so great.

Farhan's turn. Another short play, and poor Farhan, his microphone didn't work. But he kept it cool and asked for another mic.

And we got a gift from a lucky draw! There were lucky draws in between each shows. The principal picked out a student's name (it was Ezzat's), and his/her parent was called out to get the prize.

Another show from Farhan. He's on the very far left, in white shirt, 2nd row. If you look closely, you could see that he's a bit distracted coz Emir was right in front of the stage watching. I love the sound from the Anklung, the instrument played by the kids from the 1st and 2nd rows. Anklung is a traditional musical instrument and it's made from bamboo. The hollow bamboo reonates when struck and the length of the bamboo determines its pitch of frequency.

One tired boy.

Mr Farhan got a present for being the one who showed most progress in his class.

The 3 brothers.

With Mr Khoo, the principal. The boys fondly calls him Mr Kool coz he's really a cool teacher.

Last pose before we go home.