Many wonder where did I get Hanzalah’s screen name from. It originated from Dutch, meaning Lovable/Beloved. But honestly, I got it from an online store (gasp!).
Don’t be put off just yet, the story how an online store inspired me is as memorable that I nickname our Mr. H in that way.
I’d like to believe that I’m an easy going Mother.
So simple that Little Lief had not been wearing socks since he was 1 m.o, to much annoyance to traditional mothers. Its not that I have my own (anti-angin) theory, but its because at 1 months young, Hanzalah had outgrown most of his stockings. His weight doubled to 6kg, so it left me with sudden overwhelmingly short of socks.
Of course, the ‘aunties’ bunch were not happy. Its not like I intend to.
[Dalam hati rasa..eh anak aku dok Malaysia kan. Why do I need to overbundle him. Tengok anak Areej yang dok uk OK je takdok alas kaki). But to assuage them all, since I’m an inexperienced mother so better to listen to any possible passable logic. So I thought, I’ll buy him Shoes for him to wear during the outings (where the ‘aunties’ bunch can be met). So ada la jugak alas kaki kan.
So I online shopped and came across this gorgeous semi boots:
Lief! Stoer Brand. Comel kot.
Everything is ok, the boots are still in stock and payment for the Dutch flown boots are about to be made. But Angie from mybabypitstop, the online store owner called me personally, and asked me if I’m a muslim.
Of course, I told her.
So she told me, she’s not selling the boots to me.
“because the boot has pig-skin lining”.
Siapa kata..China(wo)man pikir untung saja? Angie could have just sold the boots, and our family wouldn’t have known et all, but thinking that it would somehow detriment our belief in any way, Angie did not. She could have made her sale that day, but she did not. She respects our belief despite 'its all business'.
[Although she offered me different shoes afterwards, I didn’t buy. Picky BUT easygoing mother. But Amy’s still cool about me not buying anything]
Honest business people. Just like the Prophetic tradition.