MEE T THE NEIGHBOURS
EZRINA NAZRI, a homemaker who recently gave birth to her third daughter, spoke to Nawaf Rahman about her three girls. Here’s an excerpt of the conversation with the family. First of all, congrats on your third child! Ezrina Thank you! Did you have cravings during your pregnancy?
EZ I craved Malay food. I ate Malay food every day for the past nine months [ laughs]. When I had Embun and Yumi, I was heavily on Indian food. You have three daughters now. Do you have any plans to add a boy to your family in the future? Ridzwan Haha. I’m blessed with three girls and I think we’ll stick with girls only. Can you describe each daughter’s personality?
EZ Embun is an emotional and talkative kid. And being the eldest, whenever she and Yumi play together, she will decide what Yumi’s role is. For example, if Embun is Elsa, Yumi is Olaf. Yumi is not even Ana! [ laughs].
R Yumi, she’s cheeky and generous. She’s friendly with everyone and she’s a foodie!
EZ For Rose, we’ll see. Haha! How has motherhood changed the way you see things? EZ Being a mother, every day is a new adventure. I learned a lot and am still learning on how to tackle this and that. For me, it’s okay to make mistakes, and then to make sure to learn from them. Also, motherhood has made me become less judgemental. You have a play area for the kids in the house. That’s cool!
EZ Yes we do. We spend most of our time in the living area, so we created a special ‘art space’ for them. The girls love the space because they can do their ‘art’ and play together there. Your Instagram feed (@darling.moi) is filled with shots of your daughters. And they can pose very well. So cute!
EZ Haha. Well behind the scenes, it took several attempts to take a nice picture with them. But usually, Yumi will follow her sister’s pose and expression. How was your Raya celebration this year? EZ Not good! I’m still in confinement period so I can’t eat rendang and other food. Embun It was fun! I like to play with my cousins. Did you get a lot of ‘duit raya’ this year? EM and Yumi Yessss! EZ But guess where some of the money went? Toys ‘R’ Us!
Mohd Ridzwan b Ibrahim Ezrina Nazri Rose Yateema Embun Jameela Yumi Ameena If you’d like your family to be featured in the next issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids, shoot us an email at email@example.com.