Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kiraan 1-100 Naufal

Kelakar bila dengar Naufal mengira menggunakan logik akalnya. Bukan tak pernah ajar, tapi mungkin dia lupa...


Naufal : Satu, dua, tiga, empat, lima, enam, tujuh, lapan, sembilan... Sepuluh, sepuluh satu, sepuluh dua, sepuluh tiga...

Ummi : Salah tu Naufal... mana ada sepuluh satu, sepuluh dua.... lepas sepuluh, sebelas, dua belas....

Naufal : Ok, Naufal sambung kira... sebelas, dua belas, tiga belas, empat belas, lima belas, enam belas, tujuh belas, lapan belas, sembilan belas...lepas tu apa mi?

Ummi : Dua puluh...

Naufal : Ok, dua puluh, dua puluh satu, dua puluh dua... (dan seterusnya) dua puluh sembilan... lepas tu apa mi?

Ummi : Lepas nombor dua, nombor apa?

Naufal : Tiga

Ummi : Ok, lepas nombor dua puluh, tiga puluh la...

Naufal : Ok, lepas tu tiga puluh satu, tiga puluh dua, tiga puluh tiga ... tiga puluh sembilan, lepas tu apa mi?

Ummi : Lepas nombor tiga, nombor berapa?

Naufal : Nombor empat...

Ummi : Jadi lepas tiga puluh, berapa puluh pulak?

Naufal : Ha... Naufal tau! Empat puluh...

Ummi : Pandai pun!

Naufal : Empat puluh satu, empat puluh dua... empat puluh sembilan... lepas tu lima puluh, kan mi?

Ummi : Ha, betul... pandai Naufal...

Naufal : Lima puluh satu, lima puluh dua...


Naufal pun terus mengira, dan setiap kali sampai ke puluh yang seterusnya, akan berhenti untuk mengesahkan betul tidak kiraannya... hinggalah...


Naufal : Lapan puluh sembilan... sembilan puluh, kan mi?

Ummi : Ya...

Naufal : Sembilan puluh satu, sembilan puluh dua, sembilan puluh tiga, sembilan puluh empat... sembilan puluh sembilan... sepuluh puluh (dengan penuh keyakinan).


Aku pun apa lagi... terbahak-bahak ketawakan dia...


Ummi : Salah la Naufal... mana ada nombor sepuluh puluh... lepas sembilan puluh sembilan, satu ratus!

Naufal : (Ketawa) Ok, satu ratus...


Dalam hati, kesian pula pada Naufal. Tak patut aku gelakkan dia... nasib baiklah Naufal seorang yang positif, setiap kali aku ketawakan kesalahannya pasti dia ketawa sama dan menerima pembetulan yang di ajar. Berbanding Irsyad masa kecil dulu...pasti dah muncung dan merajuk.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kuala Gandah - a must-have experience

An encounter with the animals in the zoo has always been fascinating for kids - at least for mine. However, if you want to experience something cooler than your normal visits to the zoo, go to Lanchang in the state of Pahang.

In a place called Kuala Gandah, there's an elephant conservation centre. It is run by Jabatan Perhilitan and is opened to the public for free. Our journey from Bangi to Kuala Gandah took us only about 2.5 hours using the PLUS and MRR highway.

The car park area.
Go early to the place, for if you're lucky to be amongst the first hundred visitors of the day, you'll get the chance not to only see and touch the elephants, but you'll get to ride on and bathe with the elephants! Some special visitors (I don't know how did they get the privilege) even got to feed the elephants with peanuts!

Our sticky pass -
the result of coming late (at 2.30pm)!


There's no word to describe the excitement you'll feel while being here. Luckily I managed to capture tons of pictures and some videos for they would give you a much better picture of what to expect from this interesting place.

Learn something about elephants before you meet the gentle beasts at the information centre.


The kids with a baby elephant.

Babies' feeding time...


video

Was it people bathing the elephant,
or the other way round?

The lucky person who had the last ride on the giant elephant!

Your journey there wouldn't be complete if you don't make a stop at an animal park called “Deerland”, just a 3km away from the elephant's conservation centre. In fact, this place had made our visit to Lanchang more exciting and worthwhile. There's an entrance fee but not as expensive as the Zoo Negara – we paid a total of only RM16 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Deerland's humble entrance.

My elder son described this place as being much cooler than the infamous Zoo Negara. And why not? Can you go inside the area designated for the deer and feed them at Zoo Negara? Can you touch the hedgehog and feed the ostrich there? Or can you get a bear hug (a real bear's hug) there? My kids got to experience them all here. Again – the pictures would make a better speaker of our interesting experience.

Feeding the deer...

Oh my, they appeared to be so.... hungry, or were they just greedy?

Naufal and the hedgehog.

There were parrots...

a wild chicken...(more, actually)

wild chicks...

and a flying squirrel, too!


The kids with a baby phyton.

Feeding the ostrich was interesting...

and so was touching the bear!


Hugssss.......

Hope you'll find your way there and I assure you these places will make your day!