My dearest friend is now on a strict 28 days controlled diet. She can only consume 3 types of fish, 1 type of vege, tofu and a variety of berries. Oh and kene minum grape juice on a daily basis :) She's doing great so far yang I dapat tengok (via FB...hehe). So sebagai tanda persahabatan kami yang sudah menjangkau hampir 17 tahun....whoaaaaa!!... I pun men'declare' every Thursdays as Vege Day. So I masak yang sayur2an saja dan ikan yang dipanggang/singgang only :) Wahhhhh gitu... Jadinya semalam masak 2 jenis sayur yang sihat2.
Peria Gambas. I like the pahit2 taste.
Bayam & Tauhu, both sgt baik untuk kulit.
Errrmmm, sebelum ni, setiap hari Khamis adalah hari saya makan cake. Ye, saya akan makan 1 slice cake sekali seminggu :) Selalunya di Secret Recipe berdekatan dengan rumah saya di BJ, setelah menjemput Ammar pulang dari sekolah. But because now Thursdays adalah Vege Day... makanya saya tukar Hari Kek saya kepada hari RABU ;)
Errr... ni Black Forest Cheesecake saya semalam. I promise, semalam ialah hari terakhir saya ber'cake' pada hari Khamis, next week hari kek ialah hari Rabu. Sekian, terima kasih.
Kalau pegi jalan-jalan ouside of the Klang Valley, I takkan tekinja2 nak ke malls.. sebab let's face it.. kat Malaysia kalau org nak shopping datang Klang Valley kan... all the latest ada kat sini. Sebab tu I rasa pelik kalau ada orang kalau pegi places outside of KV cakap camni "Eee, takde apa pun kat malls sini. Booooring!!" Apa kes? Cari la specialties yang ada kat those places yang susah nak cari kat KL/PJ. Kan? Come on la, all good things bukannya hanya terdapat dalam shopping malls ok. Minda tu bukak luas sikit eh, boleh?
Last pegi jenjalan kat Utara, ada benda2 seronok yang I cekup ;)
These babies!!! hehe. Beras Siam 5Star, ikan masin best2, belacan power and serunding daging tempatan... kalau serunding ni rasanya ada berbeza2 sikit kat setiap negeri kan. Tu yang best, dapat savour all the different flavours ... not forgetting dodol durian, lembut dan nyummy dan freshly made... sedap!
Macam2 ada kat Pekan Rabu.
All the heavenly spices at one of the shops kat Penang Town. Beli beras India special, beli ghee, beli kaskas, saffron hahahha...apa ntah lagi... My dad was in heaven! Dia suka sangat kat sini
And of course, all the mouth-watering Indian sweets! kaseri, jilebi, gulab jamun, laddo, burfi, halwa.... whoaaaaahhh... kat certain tempat tak sedap kan dia buat tapi kat sini sedaaaapppp... i think they don't compromise on quality so they use the best ingredients kan. And the result memang out of this world!
Haiiii.... meleleh lak air liur buat entry ni... hahahha
Owhhhhh, happy Thursday everyone..... Have a good day yea...and keep on smilin' ;)
Owhhhh peps, I totally forgot to dedicate a special blog post for my hubster's birthday last Friday :0 Aiyoohhh, apa ni nyanyuk (ke Penyakit M*L*S??hehe), should really stock up on the Gingko Biloba la, double the dose perhaps for extra memory boosting power eh.. keh keh
Tapi sekarang ni time busy busy busy teramat for the company la, with back to back events and hubster mostly going for meetings etc etc the whole day and also Saturday Sunday... busy is good yes, but susah nak curi time with him. Nasib baik ada slot Friday night, dia pun need a little break. Lagipun it WAS his birthday kan. Itu pun around 9pm baru kitorang dapat keluar rumah... the 4 boys pun nak spend time sikit dgn Daddy kan.. Tangguh dulu birthday party sebab nak buat sekali dengan my 3rd son Adam punya birthday (which is today!) and also my sis punya birthday (next week)..so celebrate sekali harung this weekend lah InsyaAllah..
Aaaaaaanyway, we keluar around 9-ish just the two of us la, we had NO alone time at all this 2010! Imagine! Birthday boy nak tengok wayang so we headed to Cineleisure. Platinum Suites main 2 movie je, Tooth Fairy & Legion. Dalam hati I mintak2 dia pilih TF but without question lah he chose Legion kan. I was hmmnn oklah what to do, maybe best mana tau kan. Poster dia ada gambar angel berkepak... Oooooookay... let's go then...
But nothing prepared me for what was in store lah... Huk huk, all benda yang I tak suka ada dlm cerita tu.
makhluk merayap atas siling dengan gigi tajam
dan makhluk pelik pelik menakutkan
banyak tembak tembak darah darah
twisted portrayal of malaikat Jibrail and Mikhail
dan lagi lagi lagi
tetapi oleh kerana melayan kehendak birthday boy, kugagahi jua menonton sambil makan drummets, wedges dan onion ring serta minum Earl Gray tea... heh heh
Ni di poster Legion
dan ini dia b'day boy
yg pilih Legion instead of
Tapi the most important thing is we get to spend time together amidst his extremely busy schedule :) And we enjoyed our birthday date ;)
Been busy with the kids. Takes up my whole day really these 4 kiddos. Also layan makan pakai hubby. And by night lepak sikit, mengarut with friends kat FB. Chat a little with hubby before going off to sleep. Tired dah. I wonder macamana ibu yang ada lebih dari 4 anak handle daily life ye. And ada yang punya lebih 4 anak and working pulak lagi. Tabik spring sama diorang.
But hopefully all the nurturing that we do will result in them blooming wonderfully well,kan? InsyaAllah.
Don't know why but this week I really am missing my uni friends :( Especially the Edinburgh group. Sob sob. Miss u guys banyak-banyak. Hope that one day kita boleh balik Edina sama-sama for a short vacay...................
Kan best kalau dapat berkumpul sekarang and enjoy tea sama-sama and sembang2.
But lagi best kalau dapat makan M&S sandwich sambil lepak kat Princes Street Gardens sesama.
Heya Folks? Wassup wassup y'all? Cemana weekend baru ni? Mesti ramai yang jalan-jalan cari makan ataupun jalan-jalan cari pasal kan. Cari pasal tu shopping la tu ;) My weekend was very relaxing, I wanted a relaxing one because of the hectic 5 days that I had before. So, Saturday pagi Ammar's taekwondo session dah start semula, so I hantar dia and waited at the school with my Mommies Club for about an hourlah sambil tunggu anak memasing.
Back from the session, terus balik rumah. Yang bestnya my In-Laws datang and my MIL masak lunch hari tu. Best best. And then petang, my mom pulak datang bawak kueh-mueh segala for tea. Syok nye kan? Lepas my mom and in-laws balik, I sambung lepak tengok tv, baca magazines, had a looooonggg shower... hehe
The next day tu, Sunday morning I went out for Sunday breakfast kat kedai kopi. Nowadays kan kopitiam ni kira favourite lepak place la kan. Coffee Bean, Starbucks kira pandang sebelah mata je la.. kihkih. Moreover, more varieties of food and drinks are available and also suits most of our taste pallettes kan. So many kopitiams kan available... Old Town, Old Taste, Uncle Lim's, Kluang Station, K3K Benta Kaya, Pak Li Kopitiam just to name a few. But on last Sunday we went to Papparich. Had a nice relaxing brekkie sambil baca sokkabar... and sembang2 ringan ;)
PappaRich Kelana Mall
Hot Cham, Pau, Steamed Hainan Bread with Chicken Curry for me
Nasi Lemak Kari Ayam and soft-boiled eggs for Mr Ako
Cakap pasal kopitiams ni, teringat kat dua kedai kopi iconic kegemaranku yang teramat femes. The first one di Tanjung Malim. Pernah dengar Yik Mun Pau Tg. Malim? I have consumed pau Yik Mun ni dari kecil lagi sebab my late paternal grandma lived there. Kalau we went back to visit her, mesti kitorang akan beli these pau. Masa dulu, kitorang beli kat tepi rel ketapi. But later when ada kedainya, kami ke situ pulak. Rasa pau? Sangat sedap. Pau Kaya, Pau Kacang Merah, Pau Daging, Pau Ayam. Yum.
Selalu menjadi tumpuan orang ramai dari seluruh pelosok negeri/negara.
Maintained its taste but my father biasa la kata 'The quality has gone down'... hmmpphh
The second one, the iconic kedai Kopi Hai Peng @ Kemaman. This is the ORIGINAL Kemaman Kopitiam. My FIL memang asal dari Kemaman, dan dia ke sini sedari muda lagi... Kedai ni bukak tahun 40-an. In fact, my FIL kenal Hai Peng ni. Dulu, the owner roasted the coffee beans and brewed 'em himself. After his passing, kedai ini diterajui anaknya who had studied in Canada. With her captainship, the coffee shop has evolved into a modern kopitiam lah, with an extensive coffee list and food menu. But, they still serve the famous coffee, bread and home-made kaya lah. And of course, Nasi Dagang and other local juadah. I love the Iced Coffee kat situ but if u ask my FIL about it, he's say 'Tak sama macam dulu. Dulu punya yang betul2 KAWW'. Hmmmnnnn..... But for orang ramai..... still very much recommended lah ;)
The shop, first I went was about 15 years ago and of course, it has gone through many changes.
Penuh dengan orang! Everytime masa holiday season/cuti skolah mmg penuh penuh penuh... dengan orang luar... tourists lah kan... masa hari biasa baru locals akan pegi kedai ni... macam my SIL tu lah yg umah dekat jerrr ngan kedai ni.. hehe
So, that's my story on kedai kopi peeps! So.... korang punya feveret yang mana satu pulak? hehe
Heya Folks! I trust that all of you had a tiring week, just like me. Phewwww, what a week indeed. I have 3 schoolgoing boys, with 3 different schools, and all at different times! Hence, that also means 3 sets of different lunch boxes, 3 different types of jangled nerves to soothe, 3 different sets of uniforms and school stuff to sort out, and also all of the chauffering and cooking. That made me a frazzled mommy at the end of every day.
My firstborn is now in Year 3, and is still attending the same school that he goes last year so that routine is established. The only thing is that his school is in KL, so there's the distance thing but mostly my hubster takes care of his transportation. Whereas my second and third sons go to a new school this year, and that makes it a little 'laborious' for me. Heh heh. Ok, my third son who goes to a new kindy adapted so well on his first day that hubster and I was waved goodbye as soon as he was settled in his seat by his new teacher. It was like, smile smile and bye-bye Mommy Daddy. Ooooooook.
But my second son who just recently started 'real school' was altogether different. No no, he did not cry or wail or run off from class or anything that dramatic, but I had to drive him to school, walked him to the hall so that he could find his class queue and get in line with the rest of his classmates, and wait until he went off to class. Then, I balik rumah. But, recess time I had to be in the canteen. Teach him how to buy food and drinks and also where to go to wash his hands and where to put the empty plates and where to throw rubbish bla bla. Then, I balik rumah again. Lepas tu, I had to go back to the school to pick him up. Had to come early, get a parking space (banyaknya kereta mak bapak, macam pesta Pulau Pinang) and wait for him at an exact spot in the school compound so that he can easily find me. NO, don't get me wrong. He is not a sissypot pampered child that I had to protect him like a Momzilla. It is because of the HUGE number of primary ones attending the school. 10 classes! And each class with about 40-45 students! Altogether close to 450 children fresh out of Kindergarten for goodness sake! On the first day tu, ada la jugak kejadian tak jumpa/tak nampak anak (yelah, 450 kiddies with uniformed outfits surging out of the classes at the same time... and kiddies yang tak tau arah pulak tu) Yes, the teachers bawak their respective classes in neat lines sampai foyer tapi bila dah sampai foyer tu.... tak ke kelam kabut bebudak tu..and mak bapak budak gak. RAMAI okeh. I myself tak jumpa cari my boy and panic gila for 5 whole minutes! Adoi laaaaa... And this routine of going to and fro kat sekolah dia 3 times a day went on for 5 days ok.
Ok ok, panjangnya I membebel pasal tu kan. Aaaaaaaanyway, after 5 days nampak dah ok. So next week lega a bit lah. I hope. hehe. Lega sikit dah sekarang ni pun sebenarnya so that I can resume blogging lah ;) Oh oh forgot to mention, ada terjumpa school mates lama I from Subang Jaya yang also hantar anak Primary I kat sini sama-sama. So ada episod jejak kasih gak la.. hikss
Just a few pics to remember the week by......
Primary 1 dah my bam-bam.
And this kiddo goes to new kindy. Alhamdulillah, he enjoys it.
With his classmates on the first day.
Only a week and he is already so fond of his teacher Patricia (not in pic, sorry).
Have your holiday in Dungun, Terengganu! Lesser known than Kuala Terengganu and the many tourist favourites such as Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang, Dungun has its own characteristics and certain mystique & charm. Everywhere in Dungun is about the simple life, and that's the most interesting aspect of it. Many City Slickers might dismiss it as just another cowboy town, but many of the more discerning ones would appreciate it for being evergreen and serene. If you want to experience the local lifestyle and culture of the people of Terengganu, u could well experience it here. One of the main attraction is the night market which takes place every Thursday nights, it is the largest one in the whole state! You can find all the local delicacies here. And of late, Pulau Tenggol in Dungun have been attracting a lot of divers, and those who came for snorkelling and even for camping holidays.
Though the most well known beach would be the one in Jalan Pantai, but for swimming and recreational activities head for Teluk Bidara beach. Though many wouldn't know, the fact is that this beach is the best one in the east-coast mainland! Crystal clear water, tranquil and true turquoise blue. There's even a cave there where we could go explore!
In terms of accommodation, there are the long-operating ones like Hotel Uitm and also the Tanjong Jara Resort which is quite expensive. But now there are a couple more places to stay like Mayang Sari and Ulek Beach Resort. In this entry I shall show you pictures of the latter one, where we stayed recently. The best feature I like about this place is the sunken outdoor jacuzzi! My children's favourite is the pool of course :) It is a cozy and fully equipped boutique hotel.
The Rooms and Suites with traditional Malay design.
Aduhaiiiiiii.... I baru balik dari Orientation Day for Year 1. Letihnya rasa. Berpeluh sakan toksah nak criter la... huhuhu... bila govt schools nak ada air-cond ni? hehe, ngada plak kan. But seriously, lotih la. Now dah 12.30 pm, mana la sempat nak bersiap nk pegi Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out pulak. Memang tak dan nak pegi la ni. Sedih kan, tapi mmg rasa tak larat dah ni. Ampunsss Nuffie!
I am sure the rest who went are having joyous fun! Uhuk Uhuk.
Ni nak mandi sebab peluh jantans sumer keluar tadi kan, and then nak baring kejap pastu ajak hubby kids makan lunch kat luar je lah. McD pun boleh je ah. Jom, sapa nak ikut satgi?
Heya peeps!!! It's 01 01 10! Wow, another year for all of us huh. How did u guys spent New Year's Eve? I celebrated with my boys at home last night. Well, to tell you the truth I slept early, not intentionally though. I wanted to wait for the strike of twelve lah and sit at my home's back balcony and enjoy the fireworks over tea and ginger biscuits, BUT................. I tertido while waiting... hahaha... me and my eldest both. BabyAzan slept early too. I asked Ammar and Adam whether or not they watched the fireworks display over at the back balcony? They said daddy was watching tv and did not open the door to the balcony, and when asked to daddy said he can't because the keys was with bibik and bibik was already sleeping in her room. Hummmpphhh.... So they only dengar the bunyi meletop2 jek... ish ish... and mommy was already sleeping..... apalah mommy...
So that was last night ;p hehehehe So today Ammar requested for cupcakes and some decorations for the missed celebration last night. Ok, I shall bake some cuppies then and have a mini celebration... not too late right. It's only the first day of the new year :)
Don't feel like going out anyway... seronok lepak2 kat rumah. hehe.