Thursday, 25 August 2016

(Photos): Medina's Great Moments

Medina is our little chef, love reading and retelling stories, love imagination and playground, and love role-playing as teacher. Now, she can read independently, and yes, she loves books (as well as IPad), love watching clips, learning to memorize some short surahs and daily duas. Since we moved to Bristol, September last year, she totally passed toilet training and now she is pamper-free. In few days, she will be in Year 1 (TK Nol Besar), and already have some best friends at school.
What significant achievements!

Here’s some of her daily activities captured by this blog and other social media.


And Medina is a very helpful and diligent girl. She always wanted to help her parents. Well done, Memei!

going to Reception, Primary School.
starting to learn how to read independently


And Medina is our little chef, too :)

Visiting Bath and Jane Austen Museum.

And a Salehah girl.

Stonehenge Trip

World Book Day: Medina as Little Red Riding Hood:

To celebrate World Book Day, students were encouraged to dress like their favorite characters. 


Medina went to Manchester for KIBAR Spring Gathering, the biggest gathering of Indonesian Muslim community in the UK. She visitied Football Museum and two Stadium as well.

Rebana Dance performance, 7 May 

An Award from school: 

A card forBaba, Father’s Day baba.html

Medina participated in Sports Day, organized by her school. She won Sack Race aka lomba balap karung.


Recite Dua at Islamic Cultural Fayre in front of many people
Big FriendlyRead Challenge,  summer break 2016 

Celebrating Indonesia's Independence Day, 17 August 2016

Three Little Pigs the Musical with her best friend, summer break 2016. It's a playdate.

She loves Bubbles and Sandcastles too

Here's Medina's  wall of achievements, where she put all the stickers from school and other places:
See you next year, Medina!

[Videos]: 5 Best Moments of Medina

Happy Birthday Medina!
To celebrate Medina's 5th Birthday, we put 4 brand new and 1 best videos from the last one year in this blog.
Enjoy, and don't forget to drop some comments.


1. An Interview with Medina.
And, dont' miss the surprise. Watch it until the end. :)

2.  Medina Retells The Three Little Pigs

3. Medina retells a story titled: Room on the Broom
One of her most favorite book. She learned to memorize word by word by heart from Julia's performance.

4. Medina performs Rebana Dance.
Trinity Center, 7 May 2016, organized by Bristol Indonesian Society.

5.  Islamic Cultural Fayre, 7 August 2016.
Halal BiHalal (Post-Ramadan Gathering) in Bristol, organized by Bristol Muslim Cultural Society.
In the afternoon, the host announced that he invited children to recite short surahs or other activities. At first, Medina did not want to go. "I don't want to recite surah". But minutes later she changed her mind: " But I want to read Doa". So She read 2 short duas

If the video didn't work, click: here 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Dentist and The Big Friendly Read Challenge

Last Monday was one of  great days for Medina during Summer break.

First, she went to the dentist, and after that she visited the library, which is only 5 minutes away by walking.

Few days before, she cried in front of the dentist surgery. Not because she was frightened, but she needed her teeth to be checked by the dentist by that very minute. She was supposed to have her appointment in  few months. Luckily, we could reschedule the appointment. So, on Monday, she went to the dentist gladly, riding her scooter and with her Skye bag on her back, as if she was going for a picnic.
Medina always brushes her teeth twice a day, so she is fine.

After that, we visited the library, where she could claim her prize for summer reading challenge 2016.

This month, UK celebrates Roald Dahl and children are encouraged to read 6 books during their 6 weeks school holiday. It was called the Big Friendly Read, (and, yes, at that time BFG the movie was happening).

And Medina has read School Bus Trip, Titchy Witch & the Birthday Broomstick,  Over the Moon, Dilly and the Goody-Goody, What the Ladybird Heard Next, and, her favorite:  Room on the Broom. (Yes, she is a big fan of Julia Donaldson).

She got a certificate, a medal, a DVD voucher, some cards and a yellow rubber band.
She still has few weeks to the next reading challenge from her school: reading 17 books. so far, she already read around 14 books.

Well done, Medina!