Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cookie Monster

Zara & I baked cookies together last Monday at 12 midnight. I know she should be in bed, but she insisted on staying so she could help tasting the cookies. Well, i do need a cookie tester, so i allowed her to accompany me.

First batch in the oven

So excited, she just stayed in front of the oven for a good 10 minutes

Almost done

Done! we manage to get a full jar of cookies together!

As of today, the jar is half full. I have to bake some more for Raya cookies.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Durian Season

After some time, we went back to DH's kampung because it has been a durian season for the past 2 weeks. DH decided to go back before Ramadhan. We brought the kids show how durian tree looks like. LOL!

Zara helped Wan (Grandma) carried a durian:

With a smiling face...budak rajin :

Khaleef didn't want to feel left out, he helped too, and i'm not sure why Zara is dancing in front of the durians. Perhaps she 's cheering for Khaleef :

DH said "Ni lah dia, budak bandar sekali sekala balik kampung and excited tgk durian.." :

Despite Wan's warning not to sit too close, Zara still sits even closer watching interestingly as Wan opens up the durian :

Conclusion :

Zara & Khaleef had a great time at DH's kampung inspite of getting lots of big mosquito bites.

Zara, Khaleef and DH didn't eat durian. 

Me? 2012 marks the year i ate durian a LOT till headache. Dunno what came over me, i didn't ate durian for almost 5 years. But, one sure thing Durian at DH's kampung is the best-thick filling, sweet, creamy and bitter. I prefer a bitter-sweet durian over the sweet one.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


On 28th June 2012, one week before final exam starts:

Zara and I was admitted to the hospital, due to dehydration. We vomited every 3 minutes, can't hold anything down. At least, Zara had some appetite she ate ice cream, chocolates, KFC and jellies but vomited everything out before being admitted, while yours truly lost her appetite.

This is the front view from my bed. Nice mickey mouse wallpaper kan? i was admitted side by side with Zara at the Paed ward. One of the nurse came in to check Zara and asked me "Akak, kenapa warded kat Paed?". Cik Nurse...saya memang mintak Paed ward ni sbb minat ngn decor bilik ni and ade wallpaper mickeymouse! LOL! i  wish i said that, but of course i didn't i am too weak to speak...i just pointed at Zara and said "itu anak akak la". Cik Nurse terkejut, "...anak ke? ingat adik." *rolling eyes...abis tu, why called me akak?*

See the decor behind Zara bed? i didn't have that behind me! not fair!

Kids, they recover a lot faster than adult. See the post. This is Day 2! I am half recovered and was discharged the next day. This girl, was discharged 3 days later. Doctor just wanted to take extra money out of us... caution because she's a toddler.

Last day, posed with baby brother before being discharged.

Both of us got a stomach bug. We were infected from DH who gotten it first (diarrhea for 2 days), followed by Khaleef (vomits & diarrhea), then followed by yours truly & Zara with lots of puking. We were the fallen angels. LOL! both DH & Khaleef recovered within 2 days.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Salam Ramadhan 2012

It's Day 4 of Ramadhan:) Been busy for the last few weeks before Ramadhan - Hospitalisation, final exams, wedding receptions and visiting DH's Kampung. I'll get to that in my next posts.
During my finals, Zara been begging for a rainbow cake and cookies. So, i decided to bake a rainbow for her yesterday.

I should be making this for her, but at daytime during fasting's really tiring to bake a 6 layer..

So, i opted for this rainbow cake instead...i think i should call it a Paddlepop Cake. Just look at the batter, i love the colors. Really, we should call it a Paddlepop Cake:

Fresh from the oven:

Topped it with Chocolate Ganache:

Up close, when you sliced it, it looked like this:

Zara is happy with the outcome. I thought, baking is going to be fun when my own kids love cakes.

But, mind you not EVERY cake is preferred.

Both dislike my chocolate cake (that's a big OUCH!), hates cheese cake-fair lady cake-banana cake-red velvet cake-oreo cheesecake-fruit cake.

They only love my butter cake. *sigh*

Now, one left on the list is her chocolate chip cookie.

DH and I love murtabak daging. I think everyone does, especially during Ramadhan. It's the most sought after delicacy at bazaar ramadhan. It was such a disappointment last Sunday, when my little brother bought a murtabak which was half cooked-less meat-instead-they filled it with lost of onions, eggs and potatoes! 

So, i decided to make a homemade beef murtabak myself yesterday. Guess what? it was a success! Licin pinggan. Luckily, i frozen 4 pieces in case it turns out good. 

It's not easy to make a murtabak..the filling was super easy BUT kneading the dough for a soft outer layer is a hardwork. I salute you roti canai and murtabak maker.

*drooling* sebab teringat-ingat

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Middle East Cuisine

I should be studying for final! but i just can't resist cooking a middle east cuisine for dinner tonight. Too much distraction at home. Main attraction is the KITCHEN. Next is the KIDS.

Clockwise: Mendy Rice, Vege Dalcha, Salata Hara and Chicken

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Zara & Malay Telemovie

I believed some of you do watch malay telemovie right? kan? kan?
I do.
I happened to watch this telemovie 'Berpaling dari Jannahmu' at ASTRO, at my parents house.
By the way, my mom's the one switching on to that telemovie because of Ogy Ahmad Daud (Mom), Nasir Bilal Khan (Dad) and Mia Sara (Daughter) is on the screen.
Zara also joined in to watch the movie.

Synopsis:  Mom & Dad were married for 10 yrs without child. One nite mom cried during her prayers begging for a child - she'll do absolute everything and anything to take care of the child. So, eventually, she got pregnant and delivered a baby girl. The girl is mia sara. The telemovie fast forwarded to went the daughter is 4 yo (the ever energized full of curiosity and experimenting age). The mom is a neat freak, so she will lost her temper whenever the daughter messed up the house. So, to cut the story short..her mom really lost her temper one day, grabbed her daughter's head in anger while venting her anger. The daughter was scared..she ran out from the house and got hit by a car in front of the house. The daughter died. Mom went crazy.

I am touched by the story...not really because the girl got hit by a car.
But, i was shocked...when Zara looked at me, with glassy eyes when the girl got hit by a car and the mother cried out loud hugging her daughter's body.
I wonder whether, she understands what had happened? but, i doubt it because she didn't cry.
I waited and checked if she's disturbed by the story, but she continued to watch until advertisement.
So, during advertisement, i got up and went to the room to pray.
Suddenly, i heard her crying aloud. My mom got out from her room and was confused as to why Zara cried.

I guess i knew why she cried, i quickly went to her and asked her, why is she crying? she hugged me while crying and said.."dak tu..jatuh....langgar...kete".
OMG!! it hit me at that time...she could understand!!!
It took me 10 minutes to calm her down.
Eventhough, my  mom's the one switching the programme from DJNR to that telemovie, but ends up Zara & me watching it, because my mom went in to sleep. That's the answer to why my mom was confused.

Perhaps...i shouldn't let her watch that movie.
Pity her having to deal with such emotion at a tender age.
I told her it was just a movie, might happened to anyone..if one ran out from the house without assistance &without looking if there's a car coming before crossing. *i guess...she's touched by the movie because she has the habit of running out from the gate, and i would be screaming like a crazy woman and running after her.
At least, I hope, she knew and remember..why her mom act all crazy shouting after her, when she zoomed out of the gate house like that.

P/S: I am not going to let Zara watch that kind of malay telemovie after this.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Guess where am i on Friday evening and during semester break? 
Yes!!! u r right at campus "dihatiku". LOL
I have a class tonite.
I purposely came early, with a purest, sincerest intention THAT is : 
I wanna go to the library and borrow a book.

See..niat baik kan?
If u guys knew me back then in Uni years during degree, i'm not famous in their library.
I went there by force due to group discussion.
God, i dont even know how to borrow a book and i have never borrowed one during that 4 ke 5 years eh? 
But ppl change, now i'm proud to say i know how to borrow a book using a computerized system. 
All u have to do is just flash the code at the machine and the book is on your borrowed list, then a receipt of your borrowed list will come out. *saya sgt suke* *mmg jakun* LOL

But, niat baik ini crushed infront of the library door.
WHY? yes...u r right again, a big sign 'TUTUP' was hanged.
Awwwhhh, i forgot it's semester break...library pun ikut cuti sama la? Grrr...

So, here i am inside the car blogging my heart out.
Ok..gotta get out from the car, class will resume any minute now.

P/s: Have fun girls at PD!

It's Patent Friday Nite!

I'm borrowing my kids red table to do my work. LOL.
They went to bed early today.
What you see in the picture is my book, notes and statutes for my take home test.
As usual, idea runs best at the very last minute.
The paper is due tomorrow,! it's 1am. LOL.
Now, let's get back to work and hope i answered correctly.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

@ The Windmill

Starter: Ice Lemon Tea, Shrimp Cocktail, Bun & butter, Creamy Mushroom Soup 

Main Course: Smoked BBQ Chicken

Dessert: Raspberry Ice Cream (i forgot to snap a pic, cuz i'm so into it)

Hersheys Chocs & Good LRM Team = Blessed

*Checking in at Shah Alam Court

Naaah...not attending any court duty but a research duty.
It happens that my team mate is a Magistrate and another one is a LHDN Officer.
The best place to do work is always in the chamber, even when you are no longer a Magistrate. LOL.

Anyway, it's supposed to be a semester break, but i have a very efficient profs which insists on doing class.
So, in between of speedy typing and thinking in meeting deadlines, i still have to attend classes.
Don't get me wrong, i am not complaining..just wanted to share my ups and abouts.

It's 2:43pm already! been here since 11am..i'm checking out now for a lunch date with my team mate at Windmill, Shah Alam. Adios.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Nite Fever

It's Saturday!
I'm still up, completing research papers accompanied by Zara who insists on staying up with me. 
I know mommies, she should be in bed sleeping right now.
In my defense-i have tucked her in bed twice, kissed her and went downstairs to do my work. 
Just when i began to type my first word...i heard her giggling from the stairs. 
So, i let her joined, and she's perfecting her coloring skill while accompanying me. 
And me? i'm blogging instead of completing my work. hahaha. 

Ahh...weekends, i have never had a peaceful weekend since i start studying. 
I have never had the opportunity to study or doing research paper during weekend, if i am not travelling to Malacca - N9 - Putrajaya to fetch my mil, i will be here and there fulfilling invitations- house warming, birthday parties, pot lucks, kenduri, and etc. 
Same goes to this weekend. scared as i have loads of upcoming deadlines to meet, sscaaarrriessst presentation in early June, and final exam end of June-the standard of answering is at a high level and i am still struggling to understand the basic of the subject i chose. *Dush!! pengsan.
I hope my angels will understand why i can't join them for a holiday get-away. 

Now...i-need-to-FOCUS-and-stop-blogging-but-START-doing-research paper!
Oh, by the way..Zara's already asleep on her coloring book. Haha..tido pun.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's MAY 2012!!!

*cobwebs everywhere..

It's spring cleaning time!
This blog was left unattended for almost a year, counting from my last entry on Mother's day 2011, and it's Mother's day again in 2012.

Poor blog.. My mistake, i've totally forgotten about this blog ever since my life became topsy turvy.
Well, i'm BAAAAAACKK!!!
I'm happy to be able to blog again;D

Happy Mother's Day to angel mommies and all mommies in the world.
Compared to year 2011, i think this year is the best Mother's Day so far...and i believed my two kids would agree (oh well, 95% in agreement), simply because their everyday wish became a reality.
Oh yes, Zara & Khaleef, mama is here every single second to torture both of u to eat your veges, pick up your toys and belongings after playing, make sure u brush your teeth day and night, strapped in the car seat every time we go out, eat healthily - that means less sweets more fruits and healthy food!!!
There were several times, Zara became furious when i refused to let her do her way or refused to tolerate her whims..she said "mama worklah, abah jaga kakak!".!
Lesson to be learned: next time kids, be careful of what u wish for. LOL.

That's it for now.
I'm brain freeze.
This is what u get if u don't blog for a year;p