Saturday 29 January 2011


My current status :

But hopefully...

Bit tired and not in the 100% good health..but looking forward to a have a good rest and hopefully going back to work feeling fresher.

Wishing all a very good weekend!


Tuesday 25 January 2011

Making of ...Laksa Utara / Northern Rice Laksa

..and just because I had "laksa utara" for lunch the other day and it was not like the northern laksa that I was used to that I decided to make it...

but can't claim as laksa Penang, Kedah or Perlis, as this laksa was made by someone born in Terengganu.

(and who always don't follow proper recipes..hehe)


(Rice laksa)

(cucumber, pineapple, salad and mint leaves)

(onion, chilies, calamansi/limau kasturi)

(the fish sour "soup")

...mine... :-)

But my sister makes it much better..hers is yummy,

that's why we gave her the honour of being chef in making laksa on second day of Eid-ul-Fitr last year (into a second year running..hehe)

(Second day Eid menu)

(thumbs up from Faraheen)


p/s - for recipe, can visit Umi's (of Umidishes ~ youtube (here) or entry on her blog (here)

(..hope you don't mind ye Umi..tq.)

Sunday 23 January 2011

Eggs = Life

(Have been on leave since Thursday...4 days and wishing that its not Sunday night yet..)

Watched NatGeo this evening on turtles and it reminded me of the campaign carried out by WWF Malaysia (previous post ~ here)

Watching the documentary and this video, and I thought on how we could sucked out the egg flesh from the shell last time...

(my friend at WWF would be happy to know that we have given up on eating turtle eggs)

Actually, when I did the search for turtle video, found this first :-)

("The Turtles ~ Happy Together".)

and of course, there's this...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SIS HAS...semoga diberkati usia, sentiasa di dalam redha n rahmat Allah SWT, berbahagia di dunia and akhirat..amiin

~ a bit late in texting her this morning...her reply? "Ah finally from you! Haha. Tq beloved sis!" (she's sweet as ever, been great knowing her since she became my senior in school)

...I did normally texted my wishes at midnite..hehehe..

and being that today is Sunday, sorry that I couldn't spend the time having birthday lunch with her as I did with sis Yatie :-)

Friday 21 January 2011


Just after 10pm, received a phone call from In'am informing us that her dad passed away half an hour before (previous post)...

"Verily, the death from which you flee will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to (Allah), the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will tell you what you used to do." [Al Jumuah 62: 8]

"And Allah grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do." [Al Munaafiqu 63: 11]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said :

"Whosoever consoled a calamity-stricken person, Allah grants Thawab as much to the consoler as the stricken."

"To Allah belongs what He takes and to Him belongs what He gives. And there is a set time by Him for everything. Exercise patience and expect reward(from Allah)."

"Truly! To Allâh we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." (Al-Baqarah(2):156)

May arwah be granted the mercy and blessings of Allah SWT

and may Allah SWT grants sabr and patience to the family on their loss..


Wednesday 19 January 2011

Batrisyia's first day...

Part of being a nanny earlier this month was to send Faraheen and Batrisyia to school on Sunday, 2nd Jan ~ the first school day in Terengganu. But State Govt declared Monday 3rd as the first school day due to the free public holiday given on Friday 31st. Dec by PM.

...and so the job reverted back to their mum and we had a good time relaxing that Sunday..hehe

Monday 3rd, Jan 2011 Batrisyia was all prepared to go...

I'm not really worried about her, she's a "pro", her mum had enrolled her as pre-schooler in that school for the past two years..

Her performances as pre-schooler last year :

~ the fourth girl from left in the front row :-)

(Al-Quran recitation)

May she always be successful in this life and successful in the hereafter, and in the blessings of Allah SWT...amiin.


[note : she must really felt tired that day, came back from school, changed her school uniform and slept for few hours..hehe..]

Monday 17 January 2011

I shouldn't have..

It was only for a short while after 4.30 before I left for the day that I checked my mails again and then proceeded to log on my FB..

Glancing through, I read about a friend who bought a gym equipment (good for her!)..and the next about a friend who cooked "masak lemak ketam" (crab with coconut milk) for her daughter..

Stopped by the grocery store on my way home, and this was our dinner at 6pm..hahaha..

(with "tempoyak" somemore..hehehe..)

mmmm...shouldn't read anything on food when I don't have plan to cook..


Friday 14 January 2011

Simple one

A long bz day till 5pm, came back home n immediately cooked dinner,

and by 6pm, was already in front of d computer..

(Salsa and baked salmon - I love eating this but only once in d blue moon..habislah weekly budget if selalu2..hehe)

Oh and I don't have time to find facts on the goodness of salmon to put here...expecting another late nite tonite.

What will come first I wonder.. able to finish my work target or me fall asleep in front of the pc like the other nite..haha..


p/s - dear friends, thank u very much for your kind words and prayers re my uncle (as of now, no news is good news right?)...may u all be blessed for your good heart.

Thursday 13 January 2011

In the hours of need...

Received a text message few hours ago from In'am, daughter of mum's cousin in Jeddah to say that her dad "is in critical condition" in Mekah's hospital..

Immediately called her up to ask the status..and it seemed that he has been in the hospital for a week ~ he fell in the house causing bleeding in the head..

Phoned her mum as well..then only I talked to mum as she's close to him, and informed my cousins too.. as my uncle and his family have been very welcoming whenever any one of us performed our Haj or umrah...

Our prayers for him, may he be better soon..and also to his family...

"O you who believe, seek help with patience and prayers, as Allah is with those who patiently persevere" [Al-Baqarah (2):153].

Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) when he visited the sick, used to comfort and say the following prayer :

"O Allah, remove the hardship, O Lord of mankind, grant cure for You are the Healer. There is no cure but from You, a cure which leaves no illness behind."


Monday 10 January 2011

A few short hours..

Yesterday I finally had the chance with some friends to spend some time with our former teacher since she undergone an operation.

Didn't want to trouble her so we brought some food with us to her house.

See all these for only seven of us...hehehe..


We had pleasant, enjoyable hours reminiscing school days, esp. as she was our warden(luckily she didnt have time to tell us the horror/scary stories, hehe) and also our Geography teacher...that even thou we planned to leave after Zuhr prayer/lunch hour, we ended leaving after 'Asr instead and I reached home about 7pm.

What's few memorable hours for someone who had been there for us for 5 years n more after that...sent her a thank you message upon reaching home and she replied that she had a happy time too and invited us to her house again..

Thank you teacher!

Goofy - Teachers Are People

(A short film from 1952 about being a teacher.)


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