Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another new year, another year less...

On this New Year's eve, in saying farewell to 2008, and hello to 2009, I have a lot to be thankful for.

Syukur alhamdulillah, 2008 has been a good year for me, Ayah, the kids and our loved ones, and we make do'a that 2009 will bring with it more love, joy, rezqi, wisdom, success, and more importantly - good health for us to enjoy all that Allah SWT has bestowed upon us, insya Allah. And we make do'a that we'll be able to give more to others, too, insya Allah.

I have made so many new friends in the last one year through this humble blog of mine, and I have also found some long-lost friends, too. And for that, I am so grateful.

So, on this eve of 2009, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you abundance of good things in life, love, joy, laughters, wisdom, success, health and semoga dipanjangkan umur dan dimurahkan rezqi, insya Allah.

And as we leave 2008, I would like to leave all of you with this little conversation that I had with Hasya and Hilman today, and something for all of us to ponder upon -

Hilman : Mommy, why do cats eat mice?

Me : Hmmmm, I dunno. I've never thought about it, Hilman. Why do you ask?

Hilman : I dunno, I'm just curious.

Me : I guess, it's like, why do WE eat chicken, vegetables, and fish, etc.? Because we just do? Hmmmm, I really don't have any other explanation to that, Hilman.

Hasya : Errr, Mommy, do you think, MAYBE it's because mice taste like fish? MAYBE?

Me : ???!

(You don't know where this is going, do you? And I am not making any sense here, am I? Oh well,what the heck? Hehehe...))

Guys, what I'm trying to convey here is that - this new year, whenever you cannot find any answers to any questions, or when it feels like you're walking straight onto a solid wall, or when you're stuck with stuff, and when you feel nobody could help you explain the things that need explanation, and ALL THAT are pulling you down, be it at work, or otherwise, just spend MORE time with the kids.

They might provide you with the answers that you're looking for. Be it logical, or illogical ones.

But,hey, even if their answers are illogical, they will surely bring smiles to our lives throughout the new year, non? :)

And just think. Another new year would mean that we have one less year to spend with our kids, with our loved ones. Just think about it.

Just try to spend more time with your loved ones this New Year :)

And I'm sure, 2009 will be one of the best years in your life, insya Allah :)




Ezza Aziz said...

Hilman Hasya
Acik punya kucing tak makan mice tau. Dia tenguk jer tikus lalu depan dia dan tidor balik! Kucing acik cuma makan friskies ,minum susu,kadang2 curi ikan dalam sinK
Ini kucing zaman melenium tau..hahahah

Akak tak pergi mana mana malam ni ....duduk rumah tgk bagaimana...

wanshana said...

Waaaaa, Kak Ezza! Sunguh vogue kucing akak, ya?! Tikus-tikus ni, tak main le kan? HAHAHAHA!

Malam ni, we all pun dok rumah ajer. Hanna tengah demam, and ni dah pukul 10 malam ni pun, Ayah tak balik dari hospital lagi ni :(

Tengok fireworks kat TV aje tonight. Itu pun kalau tak tertido depan TV tu (macam tahun lepas!) Hehehe!

kay_leeda said...

Hi Wanshana,

Happy New Year to you and of course, to the rest of the gang too :) and you are so right about spending more time with the kids.

InshaAllah, akan di grantkan oleh Yang Maha Kuasa, segala yang diminta. Amin...

Waterlily said...

Happy New Year 2009 !!

I read Star Online last week where an ahli nujum mentioned that we have to be more cautious next year, kena ikat perut sikit, invest bebetul...hmm..tapi kan kuasa Tuhan sapa tau kan?

So here's wishing you a prosperous new year, semuga apa yang di kehendaki akan tercapai. Cheers.

tireless mom said...

Dear Shana

2008 was a good year for you, eh... good for you. Hope 2009 will be even more blessed.

Enjoy the holiday.

zaitgha said...


Happy New Year to you and the rest of the family...

Anonymous said...

Dear Wanshana,
Happy New Year. Hope it is a bliss this new year and nothing less 4 u & ur family. Through ur blog I have learnt that life is what u choose it to be and nothing else. U choose 2 b happy & so u r & 4 tat wisdom i thank you. =)

wanshana said...


Thank you :) Insya Allah...Amin :)

I kalau boleh, nak spend 24 hours dengan the kids. But, of course, mana lah boleh pulak, kan? Hehehe!

And it's not just with our kids, but also with our parents and our loved ones. Everybody's time on earth is less now as we go into the new year, kan?

wanshana said...


Thank you, and the Happiest New Year to you, Id*us and anak-anak di Tanah Pak Abu :). Amin.

Hope 2009 brings with it better things in all departments for you guys ;)

wanshana said...

Oooops! Tertekan "Publish" secara tak sengaja tadi :)


You're right - No Pak Nujum can tell us how our lives will be, kan? Everything is by God's willing, insya Allah.

Whatever is bestowed upon us, kita redha, kita bersyukur :)

wanshana said...

Kak Yatt @ Tireless Mom,

Thank you, and I hope 2009 will bring better things for you and your family, too. Insya Allah.

Yes 2008 has been a good year. Not perfect, but we all bersyukur with what had been bestowed upon us. We've taken the downsiders as blessings in disguise which has made us lebih redha, and with that - better persons :)

Happy Holidays!

wanshana said...


Thank you!

Here's wishing you and your family the Happiest New Year,too, and may all your dreams come true, insya Allah :)

And semoga your lovely cupcakes find their way to many, many, many more customers' houses, and may your business berganda-ganda many, many folds this year. Insya Allah :)

Unknown said...

Shana, dah lame kita tak jenguk ur blog nih..errr..mcm-mcm...seperti mcm-mcm juga things yang happened back 365 days of wishing u everything nice and joyful for u and haizal, hanna (dah baik ke?) and hasya dan hilman ( kat umah ku ade kucing sesat menumpang kaseh sayang mintak makan and tak makan tikus pun...)..and ur blog has many times cheer me up..thx..

wanshana said...

Dear Anonymous @ 4:18a.m,

Thank you for your kind words, and the well wishes :)

It's true, kan? We can never get everything that we want in life, and bila kita bersyukur with whatever we have, big or small, we'll be happy, insya Allah. And getting what we want would be a bonus :)

Growing up in a not so well-to-do family, makes me appreciate every single thing bestowed upon me and the family more - big or small, hardship or success. And with that in mind, I'm happy :)

Here's wishing you and your family the Happiest New Year, too. May 2009 bring with it love, joy, laughters, wisdom, good health and all good things in life :)

wanshana said...


Thank you for the well wishes!

The kids are still asleep now - macam berparty all night long lah pulak! And Hanna still dedar. Thank you for your concern, dear :)

It's okay if tak sempat lalu lalang kat sini. Saya banyak faham - with Baby Mikhael around, mana nak terkejar segala blogging and bloghopping, kan? Hehehe! Anyway, no worries, coz' I selalu lalu lalang kat sinun ;)

And I'm glad my ramblings managed to cheer you up at times, even though I rasa you ni selalu happy and ceria and never need any cheering up pun! Hehehe...

Errrr, Eta - tikus kat rumah you tak berperasa ikan, kot?! Sebab tu kucing tu tak layan pun...Hahaha!

Here's wishing you the Happiest New Year, especially with the cute little bundle of joy - the new addition to the family. More love, joy, rezqi, success, wisdom. And the best of health to enjoy them. all.

Take care, dear ;)

IBU said...

Salam Maal Hijrah & Happy New Year fren.

By the way, re the cat & mice, I think most cats that catch mice don't eat them. Cats being cats, they are quick to pounce on anything that scurries away - be it lizard, cockroach or mice. It's like a play thing to them. Not a primary food. I think la....

Sebab tu if you buy cat food - you'll see seafood, shrimp, chicken, beef & tuna flavour.BUT NEVER "Mice Flavour" !!!!

I have 11 cats currently living with us, roaming free in the garden & backyard of no 12. hehehe...

wanshana said...


Salam Ma'al Hijrah and a Happy 2009, to you, too :)

Your cats tu semua Kucing Vogue kot, Ibu? Sama macam kucing Kak Ezza and Eta? Ke they all semua control macho and control chun whenever you're around. Belakang you, habis dioghang wallop. Ekor pun tak tinggal, kot?!

And of course, again - maybe because the mice kat Rawang nun tak ade perisa ikan, kot? And that answers the next thing - there isn't any cat food berperisa tikus, because maybe tikus taste just like fish? So, it comes under those berperisa tuna? seafood? and all yang sewaktu dengannya?!

(Hmmmm...I don't really know why we're wasting this first day of 2009 discussing benda-benda tak berfaedah nih? HAHAHAHA!)

Anyway, fren...I tak boleh tutup Buku Tiga Lima 2008 you dengan I lagi ni coz' banyak lagi hutang tags you tak langsai lagi. Baik bayar cecepat sebelum kadar faedah goes up, okay kawan? ;)

Here's wishing you, Sa*a, and the boys the best things in life for the year 2009, especially the best of health to enjoy the good life.

Thank you for your friendship all these years, and I make do'a that this new year our friendship will be stregthened many, manyfolds, and that it will go on...and on... (macam lagu Titanic lah pulak...)

New Year Cheers, my fren ;)

MHB said...

Hello sis!! it is true what your anon commentor said -- about choosing to be happy. What she said is so true about you -- always bersyukur, always looking at the glass as being half full.

Like many out there, I have enjoyed your blog and THANK YOU!! :-D

And one of my 2009 resolutions is to come back home from work at 5.30pm sharp at least 3 times a week, insya-Allah :-D

Anonymous said...

happy new year Kak Shana,

This year I celebrated at home, watching tv and watching the fireworks near my house...I've done lotsa new year celebration before, this year kasi can yg muda2 la...hehehhe
---have been busy with brother's engagement in the land of pearls...---

wanshana said...

Dear myheartbleeds,

Thank you for your kind words.

And I'm glad that you've enjoyed reading my blog just as much as I've enjoyed rambling in it! ;)

Your blog has been one of my must-reads, too. YOU are very inspirational, and simply amazing. Your strength and your positive attitude towards life never fail to amaze and humble me.

In a way, maybe we share the same way on how we look at life. For me, I know that everybody tidak akan terlepas from having problems. Big or small. And whenever I'm down or bogged with problems, I ALWAYS tell myself that there are other people out there with more serious, more pressing, and bigger problems than mine. And it is NOT the end of the world.

The same with rezqi - whatever Allah SWT bestowed upon us, however small it is, kita bersyukur, because there are so many people out there who are struggling to even survive the day.

Dengan perasaan redha and bersyukur with our lives, however simple it may be, insya Allah kita akan happy, kan?

And if we make other people happy, in whatever way kita termampu, insya Allah, kita pun will be happy.

The more we give, the more we receive. But, never expect repayments in any forms. That way, hati akan tenang because we don't have any expectations, insya Allah.

Whatever goes around, comes around - be it bad or good things.

I am a firm believer of ALL of the above :)

Oooopsss! Meleret-leret lah pulak I ni... Macam ustazah Akademi Pengajian Islam lah pulak... Hahaha!

But, yeah - those are my principles :)

Cuti lagi dua hari, kan? Have fun with the girls. All the best with your new year's resolution to spend more time with the girls. It shouldn't be too hard to achieve, we know. We all can see just how much they mean to you, and you to them ;)

Take care, dear.

wanshana said...

Dear Bella,

Thank you :) and Happiest New Year to you, too! Hope 2009 brings with it better and greater things to you and Mr Beau (?! Hehehe!), and semoga all do'as dimakbulkan. More importantly - the best of health to enjoy it all.

Yes, this year's celebration ada sikit "suam" everywhere, I think? Or, maybe, you're right - maybe it's because of our age? Hehehe!

Hope your brother's engagement dah sempurna without any glitches or hitches. I can just imagine how exhausted you and your family must be preparing everything. So, when's the BIG DAY?

And, another thing, hope 2009 also brings with it a brand new blog from you? We're still waiting, okay? Hahaha!

Take care, dear.

MA said...

Happy New Year to you and family. I tak sedar pun bila new year dtg- terpengsan tidor.

But we had a great time yesterday spent time with kids all day long sampai tengahmalam!

wanshana said...

Dear MA,

Happiest New Year to you and your brood, too. May this new year bring all the best things in life and the best of health for you and your loved ones, insya Allah.

Our new year was pretty quiet - spent the whole day at home. Like you, sampai midnight terperap with each other. I actually fell asleep on the girls' bed while having a chat with them, and only woke up at 1:30a.m when Hasya kejutkan and said, "Mommy, we want to sleep now, and you're taking all the space!" Hahaha.. tu dia! Her Mommy selambak kat atas katil tu!

Quiet it may be, but, it was a lovely day to start off the new year :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Shana,
Happy New Year to you and your family! Let's pray 2009 will be a better year for all of us....

When the clock struck 12am tu memangla we were at Ikano, watching the fireworks... But yesterday (1st Jan) was spent 'doing-nothing'. Dok masak2 for the kids what they like - mee hailam and the baked puding roti w sauce. Licin... sebab the whole day was spent at home.

Rasa relax sangat.. especially bila dok berpeluk2 dgn the kids depan TV... heaven!

Let's hope that all our wishes for the new year come true, InsyaAllah :)