Saturday, May 18, 2013

And so it begins....

Here are a few snapshots of our first moments here in Malaysia.

Shopping has been an adventure...we hardly know any name brands or  products.  Sometimes its annoying, sometimes its funny but overall its fun :)

Alhamdulillah so far there has only been a couple  times where Yusuf has felt down about being so far from home.  One day when he was feeling down I got him to write this in his journal.  If you cant read his writing, it says:
Three things you miss:
1. Naanis food
2. Highlights (sports news)
3. Pops

Write three things you like about Malaysia:
1. Swimming
2. Badminton
3. Swing

We've recently discovered and fallen in love with dragon fruit

Checking out KL from the window of the house we were temporarily staying at

Im loving how most restaurants have handwashing stations

Malaysian Police Car...  Still feels weird to be driving on the opposite side

Going for lunch at the mall.  Loving the trees and sunny weather mashaAllah

Since we go swimming almost everyday, mashaAllah Yusuf has really been building his confidence with swimming.  I think hes learned more in the last two weeks here than he did in the last two years of swimming lessons in Canada

The blue mesjid in Shah Alam, mashaAllah it was beautiful

The sunset from our building <3  Mashallah we are able to hear athan from our balcony.  Its not very loud and we cant hear it every salah, but if our windows are open and AC is off we can usually head it and mashallah it is beautiful

Hanging out at the pool

Bird park in KL

Showing Summaiya the hornbill which is Malaysias national bird

Checkin out the flamingos

The infamous durian fruit.  We couldnt smell it from where we were but supposidly the smell is horrific.  People say it smells like hell but tastes like heaven :/  They say you either LOVE the taste or HATE it.  We havent dared to try it as of yet

Someone wants to share Ibby's icecream

Posing at the photobooth in the bird park.  Ibby was not impressed.  MashaAllah Yusuf was really brave tho

Mesjid Wilayah

Beautiful architecture, under renovation though...inshaAllah we plan on attending this mesjid in Ramadan 

Checkin out the mesjid

Weve seen a few lizards hanging around.  Alhamdulillah none in our house ...mainly on the streets

Alhamdulillah feels good to be in a routine after such a long break in homeschooling

Our homeschooling room

Other angle


  1. assalamualaikum sister

    just want to make a correction that the photo of the fruit above isn't durian. it's jackfruit & it doesn't smell as horrible as durian :)

    jackfruit =
    durian =

    they may look the same but the most apparent feature of durians is their torn & very strong smell but the taste is superbly good :)

  2. Assalamu Alaikum Aasiya,

    MashaAllah love seeing all your adventures so far in Malaysia! We miss you guys <3.

    A wants to ask Yusuf: "are you having so much fun, Yusuf?"

    I tried durian, wasn't a big fan. Once in Vietnam we accidently bought a durian popsicle and no one would eat it lol.

    Gotta love the lizards! Once in Malaysia there was one on the curtain that my mom was standing beside and it crawled on to her. Ya it wasn't pretty lol.

    I am really loving the journal entry Yusuf did, and your homeschool routine schedule. I really need to get back into a routine, I am all over the place.

    Anyways I love ya, take care, looking forward to the next post already lol.

  3. What a great way to keep a record of all the sights and adventures......thanks so much for sharing GG