“Kid in the next blog”: Nur Iffah

“This kid on the next blog”:  Nur Iffah 

The following two slide photos, previously shown, are used again to start off the photo-article, “‘This kid on the next blog: Nur Iffah”.

Photos of the “Watch out for ‘This kid on the next blog’” announcement in my Facebook on 8 Nov 2016.

Photos of the “Watch out for ‘This kid on the next blog’” announcement in my Facebook on 8 November 2016.

Photos of the “Watch out for This kid on the next blog” announcement in my Facebook on 9 Nov 2016.

Photos of the “Watch out for This kid on the next blog” announcement in my Facebook on 9 November 2016.

For 11 days from Monday next week (21 November 2016), my wife and I are going to miss our grand-daughter, Nur Iffah Muhammad Imran, who is featured in this article.  We are going to Sydney to meet “Another kid in the next blog” and we are excited about it.  That kid is our grandson.

My wife, Khairon Mastan, and I look after Iffah in the day. Her parents are working.

Every morning, I take Iffah out for an educational tour while my wife cooks.  From my home, Iffah and I would make a circular route, often taking up to two hours, along which we would pass by two adult exercise areas and two children’s playgrounds.  Often we would stop in these areas for Iffah to play, play anything from swing to slide.  Along the way, we would stop to look at plants, flowers, birds, cats and butterflies and talk to friendly people. One of them, Denise, a mother of three children, who works in a renovation company, would come out of her office whenever Iffah passes by her office, to talk to Iffah for a few minutes.

More than half-way along the route, we would come to the shopping and market area, and we would stop at a fruit shop and I would point to the various fruits, from apples to jackfruit and starfruit, informing her to pronounce them in both English and Malay.

Once a month I would take her to Changi Airport; she loves to go there – the place is cool and has attractions for children.  I would also take her to shopping malls like Bedok Mall and Bugis Mall going by bus and train. Once we even went to the Singapore River area, taking the train and alighting at Raffles Place MRT Station.

Iffah is going to a two-hour play-school in January next year for five days a week.

Some photos of Iffah are shown below:

Iffah: Growing up with love and care.

Iffah growing up.

Iffah with Japanese visiting university students, Moemi Takei (on the slides) and Nao Kanda.

Iffah with visiting Japanese university students, Moemi Takei (on the slide) and Nao Kanda (on the swing).

On a costume parade? "No just posing happily for pictures of me to be taken."

On a fashion parade, Iffah?:  “No, just posing happily for pictures of me to be taken.”

"Wow! So many friends. "

“Wow! So many friends. “

Educational tours: Meeting people and seeing places

Educational tours:  Learning from the senses

Playway learning.

Playway learning.

Captain Siti Mariam: "If you want to join my netball team, throw this ball into the net first."

Captain Siti Mariam: “If you want to join my netball team, throw this ball into the net first.”

"Wow! What? Where?"

“Wow! What? Where? Volleyball?”

"Wow! She can do stunts, too!"

“Wow!  She can do stunts, too?”

"Wow! She also plays football."

“Wow!  She also plays football?”

She's also a fierce goalkeeper.

She’s also an excellent goalkeeper, say her teammates.

"Wow! What a perfect save!"

“Wow! What a fantastic save!”

With the paternal family: Imran SK, Shuhaila Sidik, Iffah Imran, Khairon Mastan and SK.

Iffah with her paternal family:  Imran SK, Shuhaila Sidik, Iffah Imran, Khairon Mastan and SK.

My wife and I often talk to our grandson on Facetime, but soon (21 Nov- 2 Dec), after 11 months of physical separation, we can cuddle and play with him though for a short while of 11 days. We are anxious to meet him, very anxious.

Shaik Kadir

17 November 2016

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3 Responses to “Kid in the next blog”: Nur Iffah

  1. Ain says:

    Lucky girl Iffah. Nenek Ain will visit you one day. We will play 5 stones, congkak & read iqra books together, insyaAllah. Hugs & salaam.

    Kadir & Khairon… please hug Adam for Nenek Ain too. Salaam to everyone in Sydney. Bon voyage.

  2. Anom says:

    Have a good and enjoyable trip to both of you

  3. shaikkadir says:

    Thank you for your well wishes. Nor Ain and Anom.

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