Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy 32nd Birthday Dalinggg..

Yes, I made the Apple cake again..
That's my only skill so, just eat them up, ok!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I lost the blogger-mode

Do let me know if you managed to find it, ok?

I have tons of Eid stories to share, but at this moment in time, I am seriously lazy to write anything.
Apologise to all who stopped by my blog.
I promise to blog once I get my mojo back.

(pic googled from the net)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Syawal Greeting

It's 1st Syawal, the Eid ul-Fitr celebration, to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadhan.
By the time this auto schedule post generated, my family and I are out of town celebrating Eid in Pekan, Pahang.

It's a fisherman's village, on the east side of Peninsular Malaysia, breezing the South China Sea air.

Just to share with you my kids art work for this celebration.

Amin came home last week, happily flaunting this greeting card he made at nursery, together with a paper woven basket.

He said he painted them all, and weaved it, but teacher was the one who cut the strips of paper and then stapled them together to make a basket.

The basket was filled with cornflakes cookies, which the teachers made.
And none of us are allowed to eat it until Raya !

Arif was very excited to snatch this from Big Bro Amin but of course, Amin put this high up the shelf.
I thought this was it, until the next day, Arif came home with his own basket of cornflakes cookies!
(which yeah, the teachers made all this of course, as Arif is just 2 yrs old, which I doubt he made it, anyways.. LOL)

Hence, now we have 2 basket of cornflakes cookies, and since Arif has his own basket, yes, all cookies have been eaten within that very hour !

Once again, my family and I would like to wish you Happy Eid ul-Fitr.
May your Eid be celebrated with joy and happiness.
Please forgive us for all our wrong doings.
Take care and Muahhhsss to all !!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Chapter 4 : Let the fun begin

Last step is to boil the Ketupats.
It's going to take a few hours, with several times changing & refilling the boiling water.

Do not forget the tips to lather the outer part of the pot with oil and paper, so that cleaning the pot later, will be easier.

And what better way to spend the time waiting for the Ketupat to cook, other than get together in a circle, and play the sepak takraw !

Chapter 3 : Lock & Loaded

The last step is to lock the Ketupats up, by weaving in the top part and tighten up any loose ends.
Then, knot them up in fives before cooking.
The final count for this year, is 150 pieces of Ketupats !

Chapter 2 : Quality Control

This is the most important part of all, stuffing the ketupat with rice.
Looks easy but actually you have to make sure it is in slightly more than half, but not reaching three quarter the volume of the ketupat size.
If you accidentally put more, the rice will be too hard when cooked, and if you put less, it'll be too soft and mushy.
Hence, that's why we called this phase, the QC phase.
Similar to years before, hubby is the appointed chief for QC.

Chapter 1 : The art of weaving

In the event of Eid ul-Fitri celebration tomorrow, our must have is the Ketupat.
First step is to weave the coconut leaves into Ketupat shape.
Yes, proud to say that I am born to do this.  It's like a ritual for every Eid celebration.
Maybe later I'll make a special entry on the step by step to weaving this Ketupat.
For now, we have to get as many done as possible!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hooray !!


We'll be on leave for the Eid celebration, from 8th till 19th Sept 2010.
Yippeeeeeee !!

To those travelling back to hometown, remember to drive carefully, and always put safety first, plan your journey ahead.

May your Eid be celebrated with joy and happiness.
Please forgive me for all my wrong doings.
Take care and Muahhhsss to all !!

(pics googled from the net)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

When life gives you egg..

..lets make omelet ! hehehe..
This was our sahur (meal before dawn) today.
So, what's your's?

Monday, September 06, 2010

It's year number 7

..for us..
May our love grows stronger each day

(pic googled from the net)

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Going Western

The most famous everyday question for this month of Ramadhan is:
" What to eat for breaking-fast today? "

And today's answer is "Let's go western style!"

Take the fish fillets, buttered up, steamed and then baked in the oven.

Then steamed the broccoli..

..the potatoes.. the carrots..

..served with Campbell's mushroom soup

.. and as for desserts, strawberries dipped with Hershey's chocolate syrup and whipped cream !

So.. what did you have for today ?

It's a bird, it's a plane.. no.. it's a duck !

Ohhhh helppp me please, ya-Allah..
He insisted to wear this on top of his clothes, as we're about to head out to KLCC !!
This towel was actually Amin's and I bought it 2 years ago at Aussino store.
But Amin was not as adventurous /  sporting as Arif, and he simply ignored this.
I was just merely sorting out old clothes and discovered this unused towel.
Little did I realised that I have actually unleased the power of ... DUCK-kiddo !
Oh my..
I really need to get him some proper superhero costumes, huh?
In case I couldn't hide this *cape* at the back of the closet, if you see a kid with a yellow towel in the middle of the mall, don't be alarmed, coz it's just us.. LOL

Friday, September 03, 2010

Amin's must have

Proud to announce that my baby big boy, who's 5yrs and 10months old (not even 6 years old yet) has been fasting since day 5 of Ramadhan !
There were hiccups in the beginning and several loop holes in between, of course, no doubt..
But in total, out of 24 days of Ramadhan (today), he managed to fasts for 16 days already !
Only skipped 8 days !
And that my friend, is an impressive achievement in MY book !

Wanna know the secret?
The delicious choc-milk-cream-shake !

We have been making this for every breaking-fast and sahur !
Yes, believe  it !
This is Amin's must haves.
Sort of like an appetizers, also known as pembuka selera.
All we need is Hershey's chocolate syrup, fresh milk and whipped cream.

Mix the fresh milk with generous drops of hershey's chocolate syrup into a bottle and shake them up.
Then, pour it about 3/4 into the cup.

Splurged the whipped cream till overflowing the cup.

And don't forget the candy sprinkles on top..
Wallaaaahhhh.. DONE !
Slurrrpppppp !!

Community Service Announcement

update : don't feel bad if u didn't make it to this sale.. my sis in law went at 12noon and she said not many stuffs were left anyways and the stuffs for sale aren't that fabulous either..
so, no biggie!
My sis in law sent me this.
Not sure if it's reliable or not, so, feel free to comment or check it out yourself, if you can.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Good Luck, everybody !! seeking for Lailatul- Qadr !! *wink*

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Step 3 : Getting jiggy with it

Yeah.. let's get it started shall we.
Just to let you know that I did not sow it according to what has been sketched.
All went out the window, as soon as I started needling the sleeve!
Check out my first well-made flower! (after the 3rd attempt)

Moving on to flower number 2.

And the excitement kicked in instantly !

And I figured that I'll randomly sow the leftovers beads in between the flowers.

In case you're wondering, I'm sowing beads onto this one and only baju kurung because the patter is just too plain simple to me, and since it's silk, I'm gonna dry clean it anyways, hence I don't have to worry for the beads to fall off during cleaning either, right?

And just for the record, yes, this is my very first attempt at beading.
It seems that this year, beading is the current trend.
It is kinda expensive to get it done by the tailors / professional beaders, and not only that I'm a cheapskate towards that (coz all my money dedicated for my possession towards handbags! LOL), but also I am very picky because the result is not seen before, get it?  It means that I could be telling the tailor / beader to do like this bla bla bla, but in the end, it will turn out differently and I'm not sure either I will like it, or loath it.. get what I mean?
So, therefore, I'm taking the plunge and take matters into my own hands.

So, what do you think?
Is this o.k?
Too little?
Or too much?

Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics.. will get better pics when done.


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