Another cool thing about the UK is, the halal options we have. The hospital I work at offer a halal option every day and so did the college where I did my A-Levels. Also, despite Coventry being a relatively small city compared to for example Birmingham or Manchester, halal butchers are not at all difficult to find. Many restaurants offer halal food too and we have a significant variety of halal restaurants to choose from - Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and even Thai. It's great.
Last weekend, after a relatively lengthy walk one evening Puan Mama Sarah and I decided to try out a Thai restaurant near the city centre.
Amar was unwell last weekend - high temperatures, waking up crying in the middle of the night, snotty nose, low appetite and vomiting phlegm. Still, he seemed quite happy during the outing.
Demonstration of Puan Mama Sarah's multi-tasking ability.
Amar was shying away from the waitress
Since Puan Mama Sarah learnt how to do this "starburst effect" she's been trying it in every possible photo.
Amar was unwell but the above was not him sneezing. He was beeing cheeky and spurting mango juice at me (out of the frame to the left)
For some reason, both Amar and Sarah likes to arrange things very neatly - must have got that trait from their mother.
waiting for the food ...
... still waiting ...
Ah, arrived! Didn't take long at all.
The food was nice.
Many people at the hospital had asked me, why do I call Nisa "Puan Mama Sarah". Let me explain:
1. "Puan" is the Malay word for "Mrs". So "Puan" Mama Sarah means Mrs Mama Sarah.
2. Being Muslims, the Malay culture is heavily influenced by Islamic and Middle East culture. People in the Middle East would sometimes call themselves "the father" or "the mother" of their first born and in this case Nisak is calling herself Sarah's Mother - after our daughter.
3. Some people know this; it's not uncommon for me to to say things with double- or triple meanings. You guys have to look deeper into the name to see the third reason why I call Nisak Puan Mama Sarah. Hint in the above picture.
Currently liking this song.