Saturday, 30 June 2007

Aisya: Happy 4th Birthday!


Dear Siti Aisya...

I found out today Aisya likes Mawi...She adores his voice, whether speaking or singing...

Ah-ha!

So if anyone knows Mawi personally, kindly pass the message on to him that this very special child would like to meet him...




Darling Aisya smiling...



Awww, check out the lovely smile...Isn't that the sweetest thing? It's about the first time I've ever seen Aisya smiling like that! Kak Pi has her story here...


Today, Kak Pi Bani and I popped over to Aisya's house to do an impromptu birthday somewhat-celebration for Aisya, who turns 4 tomorrow!

We did not tell the Shahidans we were going over to throw a little 'party' for Aisya; just told them we're coming over to pay them a visit...







Clockwise, from left: Kak Pi, En Shahidan with Aisya, Kak Yati, and Syazwan...



So, it happens that Kak Pi and I found ourselves in Jusco looking for a gift for Aisya...We thought of getting her a little toy which she could either cuddle, or amuse herself with...But we weren't really sure what kind of toy to get her...

In the end, we decided to get her some clothes, as it was the most practical thing...

Which brought us to our next problem: Size...

Because you see, Aisya, although turning 4, is very small (thin) for her age...She's however, tall...So if we bought clothes of the correct 'age', Aisya would drown in them, but the length would be right...If we bought one to fit her horizontally, she would look like she was trying to do a Madonna...

We finally got her 3 lovely long t-shirts, and bless our luck! We got the size right!

Anyway, we were thinking of getting a cake, but since Aisya can't eat or blow the candles out, and the rest aren't much cake people (Kak Pi doesn't fancy them, and I have to watch my food ;)), we thought we'd give it a miss altogether...



Guess who enjoyed himself the most?


My mum wanted to go too, but had work, so she sent her 'presence' in the form of chocolates for Syazwan, who calls her 'nenek' (His mum calls my mum Aunty)...

Kak Pi brought KFC along to Aisya's home (she insisted it be on her)...And the look of glee and delight on Syazwan's face was worth it all...Like I said before, it doesn't take much for us to remember Syazwan and make his day, but the smile on his face is priceless...


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One big happy family...


The Shahidan's have been doing well thus far. They are slowly, but surely, getting back on their feet. Their little gerai outside their home (selling pizzas, dadih, and other light snacks) has been getting a small, but steady number of customers, and just today, they had a pretty big order for a party!


They again, expressed their thanks to everyone who came to their support and aid during their times of desperate need...

Just today, I brought over 4 post-dated cheques (written out to Aisya's dad) for Aisya's one-year supply of diapers, which Mr Andrew Chuah of Penang had posted to my care...On behalf of Aisya's parents, Thanks Andrew!

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I for one, am very happy for how things have worked out for them...If there is one family who has been together through thick-and-thin worth mentioning, this is one such family...

It has been hard ground work (with a lot of on-hand support from Kak Pi...Thanks!), but it's worth it to see the whole family smiling, including the very special little Aisya...

*Sighs blissfully*

I will be sleeping extra well tonight...

23 comments:

J.T. said...

Happy Birthday Aisya!

So glad to see things are turning out well for the family.. slowly but surely.

KFC never fails. Seems to be some children's favourite at parties. :)
Everyone looks happy.

Thanks to you and all the contributors who have helped and are helping Aisya and her family.

PrincessJournals said...

Wht wud the world do without the likes of u, pi bani, raden galoh etc?

the whole family looks very happy esp adik shazwan. happy bday to adik aisya!

AHIRUDIN ATTAN said...

i can try and sound like mawi but that will require a week's medidation and then a month to recover from it. so what i'll do is i'll get the malay male to pass the message to mawi.

keep doing your thing, daph!

Pi Bani said...

Daph,
Forgot to give you your change for the t-shirts lah!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey JT,
Yep, KFC works wonders everytime...Actually, for some reason, there is something in the aroma...Cos my friends and I too fall to it when we're real hungry...And we're all glad things are working out for the family =)

Daphne Ling said...

Princess Journals,
What would the world do? Well, they have Princess Journals! ;) Yep, yep, yep...I'd say we were all happy...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Ahirudin Attan (Rocky),

Thanks for helping us pass the note to Malay Male...Kak Pi and I thought we should give it a shot because somebody somewhere might know how to get in touch with Mawi, and make darling Aisya's day! Although I dare say, half the neighbourhood would be in the Shahidan's home if Mawi does make an appearance...;)

Daphne Ling said...

Aiyo Kak Pi,
No need ar!

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Daphne,

Happy birthday Aisya.

Awwwww...may God bless both you and Pi, some angels on earth, you two...mwah to you both. It takes some very special kind of people to do what you guys do, honestly. Thanks for having me in your thoughts too dear. Take care and cheers.

zorro said...

Daphe, you and Kak Pi are two angels sent by the Almighty to Aisya and her family.

zorro said...

Ruby, didnt read your comment before posting mine....gee what did they say about great minds...... but Kak Pi and Daphe take the honor....they thought and did alike...cheers.

nstman said...

I take heart that in a world filled with hatred, in a world mugged by racists, in a world that has gone mad, there are still people who care - AND DREAM. Carry on young girl.

Mat Salo said...

Daphne.. I think in your excitement at Rocky's response you mentioned about "dropping the note" to the "Malay Male" - Hehee. The Malay Male is someone we know ha ha ha, and trust me, ok enough.

See? If you keep at it long enough - people who are in a position to help WILL be ready to help...

So keep up blogging on such issues...

jimi said...

Mawi, kalau terdengar atau terbaca tolonglah ya.

There Daph, itu je yang boleh Jimi tolong. :)

mott said...

Wow! Happy Birthday lil Aisya!

Huge kudos to ur lil entourage, for bringing a lil bright spark to their lives, esp. Aisya!

I really tabik u guys! Becoz u also successfully marketed KFC to me. I'm dreaming of that smell right now!

Ha ha!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak RubyAhmad,
Actually, it doesnt take very special people to do what we did...KFC? Anybody can buy them, chocolates and t-shirts too!
But you see, that's the beauty of what is going on...It's the simple things which has brought the smiles on this family's face! Altogether, Kak Pi and I took like what? 3-4 hours, but see? the smiles are worth it all!
PS: Wish you could have been there...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Uncle Zorro,
Haha! Four great minds and I'm one of them? What an honour indeed!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey NSTman,
Dream+Action+Passion banyak-banyak= Jadi lah something!
Kekekekeke....

Daphne Ling said...

Adoi Mat Salo!
You had me there! I didn't even realise that Rocky had typed 'male' instead of 'mail', and I pakai copy aje...But he's serious lar...I'm not too sure if it was typo on his part, or an intended pun ;)Thanks for visiting!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Jimi,
Thanks a lot! I appreciate your gesture. Who knows? Mawi might just appear at Aisya's home one day, although for the life of me, memang tak faham kenapa ramainya yang gaga dengan dia...Tapi I rasa, kalau Mawi kak rumah Aisya, satu kampung pun akan cari excuse to be there ;)!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Mott,
Thanks for coming by...Haha...Now that I see you thinking of KFC, I pun thinking of it! They don't need big posters in newspaper selling their product; kat blog semua dah cukup!

Anonymous said...

Aisya comel, happy birthday ya! Semoga terus dirahmati Allah...

Anyway, Daphne & kak Pi Bani, thanks for being there for them and for us :) keep up the good work yeah!

elly

pengiran said...

pengiran said..
happy birthday adik Aisya..May Allah blessing the whole family same goes to Daphne ling..good job huh! Hopely Mawi got his instinct..pls journalist..wake up!inform Mawi about adik Aisya wish.. through national media. To you Daphne ling give me adik Aisya account!!! love children.