One and only hip-and-happening playshop on Spoken English..

(you get to play and learn new things at the same time, hence the term playshop *wink*)

Date: March 1, 2009 (Sunday)

Time: 9 am – 1pm

Venue: AMPAC, BB Bangi (opposite Masjid Hasanah, on top of Klinik Kanak-kanak AnNur)

Head Coaches: Coach Sha & Ridz

Your Investment: RM85.00 per person (booklet included)


  • Creating an English-friendly Surrounding

  • WWE: Wrestling with English (yup ladies..we will wrestle!)

  • Hearing vs Listening

  • Speaking with Style

  • Stuck? SIMPLIFY!

Muhammad Faaleh, Mauritius (Playshop @ IIUM): “I was with you guys for 4hrs dsc00964today! Truly, it was awesome; may you guys succeed and keep improving in your aims. Well I am a very fluent speaker in more than 5 languages alhamdulillah including English, but whatever i gained through your seminar today was simply awesome. This is what is missing in the curriculum of our schools and universities.”

Kindy & PreSchool Teachers (Shah Alam Playshop, Aug 2008):

Very clear and simple and applicable”
“Very nice English”
“Masya Allah, Alhamdulillah, Very good” “Easy to understand”
“Penyampaian yang bagus dan skills dan cara penyampaian mudah dan dsc00109berkesan”
“Sempoi and fun. I have more fun in this seminar. Thanks a lot to Coach Sha and Ridz. Mercy to both of you”
“Excellent. Changeover of speakers very smooth. flow and transition of topics very natural”


Tuan Shamsuddin Kadir (shamsuddinkadir.com): “If there are 10 stars, I will give 9.9 stars. You are great!”

Tuan Osman Affan (osmanaffan.com): “Great! That’s why I’m here again.”

Mdm Liza (Playshop @ MIROS): “The feedback was awesome. People here are talking about it. Powerful impact to everybody here. All I heard was “We want more!”

Now is your chance to experience the fun of ‘wrestling with English.’

To book your seat(s), please e-mail me your name and hp no: coach_sha@yahoo.com

Azam 1430H: Bedtime Stories for Kids

Nope…not the Orang Putih kind of bedtime stories.  Enough of that!

Casa Escuela’s bedtime stories will be something that is food for mind and soul.  For the listeners as well as the reader.  Something real.  Something worth remembering.  Something super-trouper-duper powerful.


I’ve just bought the book and can’t wait to take my Muhd, Musa, Maryam (and Sarah?) along with Abi on this spiritual journey.  InshaAllah.  So…hop on everybody!

Tips Sunat

Musa (left) with cousin Ahmad.

Musa (left) with cousin Ahmad.

Takbir! Musa has successfully been ‘khatan’-ed last week with his cousin, Ahmad at AnNur BBB.

On the way to the clinic, a lady asked me why I was at the clinic.

“Anak nak sunat,” I replied.

“Aik? Sekolah kan dah nak bukak,” said the lady.

Smiling…”Anak saya tak pergi sekolah..homeschool.”

I joined my better half to accompany Musa – moral support of course plus me kinda curious. I did not witness how the doctor did IT to Muhammad last time. I only joined Muhammad during the stitching session. (It ain’t pretty!)

By the way, Musa is a November baby. He’ll turn 7 in 2009 InshaAllah.

At first, we planned to ‘sunat’ Musa in Taiping with our family doctor.  According to him, it is ‘sunnah’ to ‘sunat’ using sharp cutting objects.  One thing led to another, we had to make new plans.

So we opted for normal circumcision, not the one with clamp.  Apparently at an-Nur, normal means laser…teruskan juga lah.

TIPS to CALM, SUPPORT, PUMP UP, etc. the ‘victim’ (muahahahaa):


1. Tell him the reason. Why every Muslim male must go through this. Do your research if you have to..*wink*

Entering pre-manhood zone

Entering pre-manhood zone

2. Tell him the process. What’s going to happen first, next, yadayadayada. Leave out the gory details por favor.

3. Tell him the truth. Will it hurt? “Of course it will, for a while. When something goes through your skin, it’s gonna hurt. But you can handle it. The doctor will put some medicine into your body..etc etc”.

4. At the clinic, chat about other stuff. Make jokes. Or have some kind of “slow talk” – cherish the moment.


1. Put on a happy face. Give salam to the doc. “Whatsup doc!” Happy happy joy joy. It’s contagious. The doc and nurse will be less tense too, hihihi.

dsc000102. Keep him (your kid, not the doc) occupied. Abi let Musa play with his brand new one-day old handphone. Me..curi-curi tengok what the doc was doing sambil coaching Musa to zikir a bit.

3. Keep him occupied. I repeat this coz this is muy, muy importante. It’s dangerous for the boy to take a peek. C’mon..needle and hospital don’t really rhyme with jovial, eh?

4. Keep the conversation going…Talk about whatever you like..Silence is deafening.

5. Remember to snap appropriate pics. Censored ones are fine as long as it remains…censored. *Kikikkii*

6. All this while, continue to zikir ya. All is up to Allah Al-Khaliq!

7. Once done, thank the doc and the nurses. ‘nuf said.

The ‘pantang’ session..well that deserves a separate post. Till ‘then..salam!