Flower Power!🌷

Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t been posting anything recently. I have been SUPER busy at school! This year, I have been chosen as a Digital Leader, I am still teaching in Handwriting Club for three times a week, I am also a Junior Journalist for the school newspaper and God knows what else! 😀 So Mr Dad and Mrs Mom said that I should take a break from some activities outside of school. However, I have still been writing offline and I will be releasing the pieces that I have written on my blog. But don’t worry! I’m back now!

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Yesterday, me, Little Miss Diva and Ali Bubba (Baby A wanted to change his name because he doesn’t like being called ‘Baby’ any more, even though he is only 19 months old!) decided to create our own pieces of art – Cupcake Case Flowers! To make them, we used cupcake cases, buttons, paper and some ribbons. Little Miss Diva and Ali Bubba really enjoyed making the flowers; they grinned all the way through!

If you would like to try this with your kids, follow the simple steps below ⬇️ :

  1. Firstly, choose three large cupcake cases and gently flatten them, making sure that they aren’t bent.
  2. Next, apply glue to the back of the cases and paste them onto a piece of paper.
  3. After that, take three smaller cupcake cases that can fit into the middle of the bigger ones, flatten them and stick them in the centre of the big cases.
  4. Once you have done that, choose some buttons to glue onto your flowers (different colours and sizes will make it look more attractive!)
  5. Afterwards, cut three pieces of green ribbon and stick them under your flowers. This will be the stem!
  6. Finally, flatten a small green cupcake case (one for each flower), cut it in half and stick each half on either side of the ribbon to make your leaves. Now your flower is complete!

This is a great activity for children because it can unleash their creativity, it’s fun and it’s easy! I would highly recommend this for people who have little ones at home!

Well, that’s all for today, but be sure to look out for the next post! Bye!

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The True Meaning of Eid

Salaam pawsome peeps!

WOW!!! Time flies without us even noticing! Ramadan is already stepping out from under the spotlight and Eid is just around the corner! 😀 Most people-especially lil’ kids-are looking forward to this very joyous occasion. Many people are hustling about making preparations for Eid such as what to wear, what food to cook, where to go and other stuff like that. But because people are too busy fussing about the preparations for Eid, they tend to forget that the peak of this blessed month is in the last 10 days. They don’t realise that they are missing out on the best part of Ramadan just because they are getting blinded by the excitement of Eid!

Instead of getting in high gear for the grand finale of this blessed month of Ramadan, many of us are too busy comparing the number of outfits they have between each other. When Eid comes, people go especially crazy when it comes to buying new clothes. They shop like there’s no tomorrow! They’re wasting money unnecessarily when they already have more than enough clothes to wear! Just because it’s Eid, people think that they NEED to buy new clothes in order to celebrate this big day. In fact, many are going off the rails because they feel the urge to show off to people so they can be better than others. However, I’m not saying that what they’re doing is totally and completely wrong, they obviously want to look good on the day. But, that’s still not the true meaning of Eid! It’s not what Islam teaches us! Our religion tells us to be modest at all times.

To relate to our subject, I would like to share a discussion that my family had recently. We were talking about the preparations for Eid. Mr Dad asked me,

“Do you need any new clothes for Eid, Pawsome Lion?”

Hearing this, I excitedly jumped up from where I was sitting and replied,

“Yes please! I definitely need some new outfits!”

Then, Mr Dad asked me again,

“Are you sure?”

So I thought carefully and finally answered,

“Hmm…No, actually I’m fine. I don’t need new ones. I’ve already got more than enough in my wardrobe!”

You must be wondering why I changed my mind in a matter of seconds. Well…the moment I said yes, Little Miss Diva repeated after me saying “Yes!” too, with Baby A tagging along. They didn’t even know what it meant but because they always look up to me, they copied me 100%! So when Mr Dad asked me a second time, my mind was racing. There was a voice in my head telling me to make a wise decision because I’ve got a huge responsibility to carry, setting a good example to my brother and sister. And anyway, I can always wear my best clothes from what I already have, not to waste money on clothes that I’m going to wear once or twice! We all should buy things only when we really need to.

Allow me to take you further down the road…THINK! Will you be happy parading around in your new outfit when you know that in another part of the world, someone less fortunate than you, who is cold and hungry, hasn’t even got a shelter to keep them safe let alone clothes? Now, will you still be selfish and have a cold heart, counting the number of outfits you wish to have on Eid? Or will you be grateful for what you already have and remember the true meaning of Eid? Your call! 😐

Now, I am pleading to all of you. Don’t burden your parents just because of some selfish excuse. Be kinder, help those in need, look at the people around you and ask them if they need help, if someone helps you, pay it forward, do all these things so TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! 💪 It is our duty as a human being to do it.

Moving on, in some countries, they practice giving money to children on Eid as a gift. For example, Malaysians call it Duit Raya. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t give money but from what I have heard, I noticed that there are more negatives than positives on this tradition. Imagine that it’s Eid and you have two uncles in your family, Uncle X and Uncle Y. Uncle X gave £10 each to his nephews and nieces while Uncle Y gives only £1 each. Everyone will start to think that Uncle X is better than Uncle Y! Straight away, Uncle X has become everybody’s favourite. What everybody doesn’t realise is that Uncle X has billions of pounds in his savings account whereas Uncle Y has ZERO! What really counts is not the amount of money they gave away but the kindness and generosity that they intended. That is why we shouldn’t be judgemental. Always think further down the line, there might be some hidden reason behind one’s action!

Last but not least, I sincerely hope that this holy month of Ramadan will polish us to be a shining diamond! We can still celebrate Eid joyously and grandly but we do not have to show off our accessories or good looking clothes. Bear this in mind and everyone can live a happy life. Let’s all help each other to be a better person! Remember, the true meaning of Eid is to be modest and thankful for what we have and remember those in need!

Salaam!

“Modesty is something we should all have and hold on to. If we let go of it, our dignity will be no more and people will think of us as nothing but vain and selfish.”

The Pawsome Lion-Saturday 25th June 2016

p/s: Enjoy my old collection of Ramadan and Eid photo collage! 😉

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The Action is Back!!!

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Hey all you pawsome peeps! It’s me! The Pawsome Lion is back! Where have all of you guys been? Hopefully you’ve all been doing OK! I’m sorry to keep you waiting for a VERY long time. I have been extremely busy at school with a lot of things. But, I’ve come back and I’ve come back for good now!

 

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Since the start of 2016, Mr Dad has been busy doing a ton of work. Mrs Mom hasn’t been feeling well lately and I myself has been busy with Keyboard Club, the new Handwriting Club that I teach with Nimah and with the new Drama Club that I recently joined! Because Mr Dad has a tight schedule and Mrs Mom hasn’t been feeling well, I have been helping them around the house and to babysit Little Miss Diva and Baby A. But, I have finally found some spare time to write a quick update on my blog to tell you guys how I’m getting on! Mrs Mom and I have also been working on a time schedule so I have enough time to post something on my blog. Also, today is the first day of Spring! Yay!!! 😀 It’s all sunny days and happiness, until Winter comes again!

Oh well, that’s all for today’s post! I hope you all have a superb week! Till we meet again, adios amigos!

 

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p/s: I can’t wait to tell you what you’ve been missing!

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Buzy Bee!

Guten tag! Wie gehts?

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I’m sorry that I haven’t been updating you on my blog lately! A lot of things have been happening since it is the Winter Holidays. My schedule was fully packed and at the same time, I was working on my next SPECIAL project. There was also a special surprise! It wasn’t Santa Claus, it was DR AUNTIE!!!!!

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She came over to visit me on Friday and it’s normal of her to come and visit me at this time of year because it’s the holidays. Perfect timing, Dr Auntie! I actually didn’t even know that she would be coming to visit me on that day! That’s because she likes to surprise me, Little Miss Diva and Baby A all the time.

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As usual, she brought along a lot of gifts with her all packed into a separate bag. They were new clothes! YAY!!! There were all sorts of different clothes like fleeces, jackets, hoodies, trousers, socks, shirts, pyjamas and lots of other things. I had nearly 20 shirts that were from Dr Auntie! They had pictures of London, the USA flag, the Golden Gate Bridge, rugby teams and letters from the alphabet on them. I also received two new fleece pyjamas and I love wearing them! The person that enjoyed trying on new clothes was none other than Little Miss Diva! She just ADORED all of her new clothes.

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Then, on Tuesday, me and Dr Auntie went out to buy more gifts like chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate! Now the pantry is filled with chocolate once again!!! We also bought things like crisps, strawberry flavoured dessert sauce, mints, vitamins and shower cream. The thing that we mostly bought though was CHOCOLATE! There were tons and tons of chocolate in our shopping cart and we couldn’t fit anything else in it! When we got home, my arm was aching because I was carrying too much things home. At least I could sit down and enjoy all the food that me and Dr Auntie bought after putting down all the shopping bags!

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So yes, it has been a loaded holiday so far with surprises, shopping and special projects! I am looking forward to the fun activities that I have planned for the rest of the holidays! But, don’t worry! For all of you The Box in the Window fans, Part 5 is coming out soon!!! 😉 Till next time, farewell!

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p/s: Happy Turkey Eating and have fun opening presents tomorrow! 😀

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