Thursday, December 31, 2009

The birthday party

We had a simple birthday celebration for the little girl. The first birthday party is normally all about the parents, since the birthday baby doesn't get the 'hang' of it yet! Nothing big, no pinata, no clown, just a normal makan2 with some friends. All Milan knows, on that particular day, she received so many presents. Dia tak reti nak tiup candle on the cake pun.

Glad the cake turned out alright. And i prepared laksa sarawak (paste brought all the way from Kuching), sushi, macaroni and cheese. The daddy bought mutton and chicken briyani too. Just in case our indian guests tak reti nak makan makanan yang i prepare. For desert, mommy made: fresh berries panna cotta, chocolate coconut cheesecake squares, chocolate coated strawberries and muffins brought by uncle Fashni.

Party started at 1pm and the last guests left at 4.30pm. Milan was excited to see there were so many people around. She was walking around and suka2 nak duduk atas riba anybody. sungguh tak malu anak dara saya itu! She was 'nominated' as the most independent baby that day. all the other babies were berkepit dengan parents. maybe, she was in the comfort of her own home.

After the guests left, all three of us 'pengsan'!

The highlight of the day



Guests/ Friends



Desert



Foods



Simple decor

ONE little girl!


Pic taken on 26.12.2009 (morning of her 1st birthday)


My little baby is now a toddler! The daddy said, "seems like yesterday that we were in the labour room".

At 1 year old, little Milan:

1. Is able to say "daddy, mom, star, ball, baby, nenen, mamam, bye, hi"
2. Enjoys banging two things together (two small balls, plastic cups), throwing things
3. Able to pick smallest littlest thing and put into her mouth
4. Understands "give to mommy/ daddy please", "close", "dirty". She'll hand whatever she is holding when she hears the first instruction.
5. Loves to dance (swings left to right, bends her knees and claps)
6. Can run
7. Is not afraid of strangers.
8. Calls other kids as "baby".
9. Still reading her books upside down
10. Has her hair shaved for the 1st time
11. Has her pacifier cut (mommy is so determined to wean her off by 1 year old; 2nd try)
12. Loves oranges and french fries
13. Has 4 teeth (2 top and 2 bottom)
14. Takes max 2hours afternoon nap (or sometimes not napping at all)
15. Recognizes her toys 'Mimzy' and 'Baby Bear'.
16. Goes "mmmmaaaahhh" when asked to kiss.
17. Loves opening drawers and washing machine door (a front loaded).
18. Loves playing with the shoes
19. Is a light sleeper
20. Makes bubbles with her saliva
21. Sometimes sits/ plays/ watches tv quitely for about 5-10mins before gets bored
22. Starts to imitate speeches and actions (e.g: when you say 'banana' she'll goes 'NANA')
23. Physically petite (height: 67cm, weight: 8.7kgs)

We are looking forward to more adventures with you Milan darling!

The Birthday Cake (My 1st Fondant Cake)




This is the dramatic story of my very first fondant cake. I'm not sure about my 2nd one for now.

I baked the chocolate cake on christmas eve.

I did not have the guts to try on the real traditional fondant. Then i came across a recipe for marshmallow fondant. The ingredients are lesser then the classic fondant and it sounds easier (and so i thought) as well. So, here we go;

Marshmallow Fondant

Ingredients:
(I can't be sure of the correct amount)

2 packets of marshmallow
1 packet of icing sugar
A packet of corn flour
Food coloring and flavour (optional)
Butter (melt and put in a bowl; easy access)
A bowl of water
A roller

Method:
1. Melt marshmallow with 2 tbsp of water. I purposely squeezed mine, to evenly 'drenched' them. Microwave for 20secs. Take out and stir. If it is not fully melted, repeat again until marshmallows are completely dissolved.
2. Add in food colouring (divide if you plan to use other colours for decorations) and mix well.
3. Grease your 'working' space with butter and corn flour.
4. Place two handful of sugar and make a hole in a middle. Grease your hands with butter (lots and lots of it. remove your rings!) Pour the melted marshmallow into the hole and start kneading.
5. If it is too sticky, add more sugar. And if it breaks easily, add a little bit of water. Knead until the texture feels somehow elastic or stringy.
6. For cake cover, roll the fondant thinly and lift gently on top of the cake. Rub gently to 'stick' it onto the cake.
7. The rest of the decorations, think of playing with clay and have fun!
8. Initially the finishing will somehow look very whitish due to the corn flour, but after the cake is left refrigerated overnight, it will turn very smooth the next day.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009



There was nothing special happened on our christmas day here in Bahrain. In the morning, we went to the Sacred Heart church with uncle Johnny. Ramainyer orang. We only managed to stand outside. Milan was quite sleepy so she was a little bit cranky. She doesn't want to be held. She wanted to walk around. But, whenever i put her down, she'll walk sesuka hati. suka2 nak tegur orang, tepuk orang and tarik2 baju/ seluar orang.

Church kat sini buat mass kejap je. Tau2 dah habis. After mass, we went to a filipino restaurant called HotPot. They serve buffet lunch at BD2.9. Quite cheaper than the buffet lunch at Ponderosa. And quite near too.

After lunch, hantar uncle Johnny balik. Then, headed home straight. Sampai rumah je, terus mommy tukar baju and start project "fondant". Dari pukul 2.30pm sampailah 9.30pm. Mak aih...sumpah taknak buat lagi kalau semangat tinggal separuh. So tiring. Ye lah, amatur kan.

And honestly, i almost gave up. After 3 tries (the fondant breaks, too sticky etc.), i started to think to just go down to the tug shop downstairs and get a ready made frosting. But, i told myself to just try one last time. Ok, don't laugh aight. Psstttt...i even talked to the fondant. This was how it went "dear fondant, you know i want to do the best for my daughter, please be nice". So walla! The fourth time, it worked! You know, it is right that you have to enjoy cooking for it to work. Then from thereon, we (me and the daddy) were having fun decorating the birthday cake. Oh yeah, before that, daddy was so shocked to see the kitchen went upside down and the kitchen counter was all white!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

An exhausted mother of 1!

Oh my...i can't feel my feet now. They are feeling stiff from long hours standing in the kitchen preparing for Milan's birthday tomorrow (26.12). I wanted to blog about our christmas day but i'm too tired.

I was standing and working in the kitchen since 1pm until 9.30pm. Oh yeah, i managed to make my first (and messy!) fondant cake. Though it doesn't came out as smooth as the silky fondant. anyways, there are always next times to try again. I would say "not bad for a first timer". i shall blog about it sometime later. got to shower (i smell like caster sugar!) and sleep. need to wake up at least at 5am tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Feliz Nevidad

Some friends were asking "how was your preparation for the coming christmas?". Honestly, i don't feel like preparing anything. The only thing that lingers in my mind is Milan's birthday. Christmas do not feel like christmas when it is far from home. No doubt, our christmas tree was up quite early. Nak ambik mood konon. But, when it is closer to christmas, i feel homesick. I dreamed of my parents and siblings. And even my late Uyi was in one of the dreams.

The presents are all wrapped. Mostly are Milan's.



We don't really need any present. Since our precious 'gift' is always here with us. Need to be wrapped also? maybe not, hehe. (she sat in that box while i was vacuuming the carpet - yes i have a vacuum cleaner already-. Milan was scared of it because of the sound)




Starting tomorrow, i'll be busy baking. Quite worried about my plan of making a fondant cake. Baking the cake would be easy peasy but the fondant! If it is not going to turn out as i imagine it gonna be, i'll just cover the cake with ganache or simply butter cream frosting.

Till then, have a merry christmas and happy new year everyone!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rezeki dan air mata

Pergh... tajuk dah macam tajuk drama telenovela Samarinda. Actually, takde lah apa sangat nak blog harini. Just that, ada sedikit perasaan geram.

Hari ni plan nak pegi pasar. Nak beli barang for Milan's bday. Like pinggan plastik etc. So, i woke up early (early as in 8am), cooked her porridge and then went online. Blog hopping la, sudah semestinya. I came across a blog of a parents who just lost their baby boy. Terus tertarik nak baca kisah diaorang. Sedih sangat. I was crying like a baby (i wet my shirt actually, tak sempat nak gapai tisu...). Being a mother myself, i understand exactly how difficult it is to get through each day with the memories of your little baby. Even my baby demam pun dah rasa sedih sangat. Tak bolehlah nak imagine perasaan the mother. Sampai sekarang masih lagi rasa sedih teringat-ingat. Milan was still sleeping when i was reading the blog. How i was so thankful to have a healthy and happy baby, though sometimes she throws tantrums and that i have to deal with patiently. When Milan woke up, i quickly hugged her tight and tell her "mommy love you sayang". Haih...nangis lagi (still teringat).

Enough about that la kan. May his soul rests in peace.

Ok, about cerita pegi pasar td. Gerak dari rumah dah kol 11.30am mcm tu (paling awal dah ni). Mana nak bagi anak makan lagi, mandi and siapkan dia. Mak nya mandi n siap kejap je. Sampai pasar dah dalam kol 12. Beli ikan, udang, sotong and clam (agak2 resipi sama la tu!). Pastu nak kena beli stoberi (strawberries). Adalah....nak buat desert masa bday tu nanti. Nanti i letak gambar. Stoberi cecah coklat tu tengoklah kalau ada lebihan. So, nampak ada sorang pakcik Arab ni tgh jual dkt kaki lima pasar ikan. I assumelah he will sell the strawberries very much cheaper than the ones in the pasar. Ok, 3 kotak for RM10 macam tu. Dia siap cakap, "inside, market sell 800fils 1 box". lebih kurang RM8 mcm tu. Anak pulak la merengek2 nak makan oren yg dijual kat sini. "mamam...mamam.." katanya. Sekali tu, pegi kat market buah2an, tanya harga stoberi kat situ, aik...sama pulak rupanya. Sabar je la, pakcik tu tipu i!!!takpe, dia dah kena blacklisted. pasni, kalau dia cakap betul pun taknak pecaya dah. Impulsive buying macam tu la :(


Ni lah stoberi tu. From Egypt. Bilala nak jalan2 ke Egypt ni :)



Then, nak stop dekat Asiana (an asian groceries store) pulak. I need to buy wasabi powder and pickled ginger. Kononnya nak beli tu aje, sekali habislah jugak dalam 12dinar. Nampak lotus roots, ambik. Nampak black beans in can, ambik. Tapi, masa nak bayar tu, uncle Korean tu bagi diskaun, tak banyak la. Pastu, bagi sebiji epal korea free. "for your daughter", katanya. Our previous visit, dia bagi keropok "korean babies eat this, very soft.". Dia kata muka Milan banyak 'ong'. Dah agak2 Milan tu terover friendly. Uncle ni la yang tanya we all. "Where are you from?". Hubby said "Malaysia". He replied "Oh Malaysia..KOTA KINABALU!!!". I was impressed!!Not KUALA LUMPUR ok!


Apple yang uncle tu bagi is the big one. As compared to normal Fuji apple.



Macam tu la alkisahnya perasaan saya untuk setengah hari ahad ni. sedih, geram dan akhirnya happy. Fridge pun dah rupa macam bakul2 sayur yang dilonggok kat pasar. Hubby pulak komplen "ada bau semacam" sebab semalam i beli rebung jeruk (ke pekasam) dekat Rachanee (thai shop). :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Desert Camping






One word, FUN! Meeting new friends, Milan enjoyed herself, great food, nice cold weather.

I remembered darling hubby told me that the camping will be on the national day's holiday which was on the 16 of December. And just the day before, he said it's gonna on friday, 17th. So, on the 15th night, we watched "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" until about 3.30am. Then, his reminder on the mobile phone beeps. "Gosh, the camping in tomorrow!" he said. He quickly went to the 2nd room and start to pack his guitar set and then prepare some other stuff. Btw, he and his friends were to perform some songs that night.

The next morning, again, we quickly packed for our stuff. Most are Milan's. Her formula, extra clothes, jackets, toys etc. That's why they said, there's no such thing as traveling light when you have children. I managed to prepare some sandwiches in case lah lapar sebelum lunch kan.

I think the fee for a couple was BD5. Inclusive of food and drinks. On the way nak pagi Sakhir tu, memang rasa kagum dengan area camping tu. Bayangkan seluas-luas padang pasir Sakhir tu, penuh dengan tents. Somehow, i was thinking of the refugee camps. I told hubby to stop at the road side to take some photos, but he said our area nanti pun got this scenery (turned out Bapco Camp tu kira secluded area).

When we reached the camp site, hubby went to the registration counter and Milan and i just stayed in a gazebo nearby. He then went around to greet friends and took photos. The event started with telematch for kids. Lari dalam guni, timang buku atas kepala, lari bawa bola ping pong etc. Then for adults, ada games cari harta karun, futsal and few more. I didn't participate in any because i was busy entertaining Milan.

Tengah hari tu i tak makan sebab Milan tengah hyper. Malam makan sikit, sebab a friend, Johny offered himself to look after her while i get my food. Siang tu, I was chasing her here and there. Tak reti nak duduk diam. Letak bawah je, nak kutip batu, kutip sampah, cekup pasir, nak korek handbag orang, cakar anak orang. Sampaikan ada kawan tu cakap "aktifnya walaupun bukan lelaki!". I senyum je la. Tak tau nak cakap apa. Pastu around 3pm, she started to get cranky cos she is sleepy and it was way past her nap time. Though there was a big tent for us ladies and kids (separate from the men's), she will never settles in there since she was too excited to see so many kids. No matter how sleepy she was. So, we went to the car and she slept in there.

The temperature started to drop at around 5pm. Luckily it was not that windy. And i can't stand the cold. When i am too cold, my body reacts differently. My fingers and toes will become red and itchy. Something to do with my blood flow, a doctor once told me. Jadi macam bekas gigitan nyamuk. Berbintat! Tu pasal, orang lain relaks je pakai macam biasa, i kena berbungkus. Susah betul orang dari hutan hujan tropika Borneo ni nak adapt to suasana sejuk di padang pasir. :)

Then, acara malam hari pulak. Lepas Datuk Duta Besar bagi speech, ada penyampaian hadiah. Then, the kids performances. The daddy and friends played live band. Mommy and Milan enjoyed sitting by the bonfire. Sejuk! We didn't spend the night there because it was too freezing. Milan pulak degil taknak pakai her glove and cap. asyik cabut2. Rimas kot. By the time we went back, which was around 10.30pm, i had to wrap Milan in her blanket already. Tengah cakap keluar asap2...brrrr.

On the way balik, agak jam. Sebab kebetulan ada sambutan Hari Kebangsaan Bahrain. polis tutup jalan. Pastu on the opposite direction pun jam jugak. ramai yang baru nak pagi bermalam dkt campsite. especially teenagers. macam mat rempit vrooommm...vrooomm..dengan ATV. pastu kiri kanan jalan diaorang melepak. Anyways, Bahrain ni tak macam negara2 middle east lain. Bahrain ni kira Vegas in the middle east lah.

Overall, bestla. New experience. Dapat kenal kawan2 baru, catch up dengan kawan2 lama.


p/s: sorryla, ayat berbelit2, tengah sakit perut. :P

Friday, December 18, 2009

C.a.r.m.e.n S.o.o

On tuesday, the daddy brought us to Seef Mall. He wanted to buy himself a xmas present with the xmas cash the babai (Milan's grandpa) gave. Apa lagi, beli game for his PS3 la. To make sure that i won't get bored and he has plenty of peaceful time choosing his games, he gave me some cash and ask me to go to Forever 21. Asyik2 F21, hehe. dah tu je yang i mampu nak masuk and beli kalau tertarik kat sini. They have trendy clothes and affordable too.

Then, eh...ada lagi baki duit ni. Conditioner rambut dah habis. Then, after the daddy was done, we went to L'Occitane to get my hair conditioner. Normally, kat sini, if tengah shopping2 or simply jalan2, i'll speak to hubby in BM. Sebab, nanti orang lain tak akan faham. Kalau cakap English, sah-sah kena ingat P.i.n.o.y.

Lepas dah grab the conditioner, the lady in the shop asked:

Lady: Where are you from (sbb dengar we conversed in BM kut..)
Me: Malaysia
Lady: OH MALAYSIA!!!You know C.a.r.m.e.n S.o.o?
Me: Yes, i know.
Lady: Ur baby looks like her (hahaha...). She (C.a.r.m.e.n) is a good actress. She acted in one Philippino movie. She is so sweet too. Your baby has the same pretty eyes.
Me: She speaks Tagalog?
Lady: She can speaks a little Tagalog but mostly she speak Tagalish (Tagalog English...ada jugak ek? mcm Manglish --> Malay English). Then, do you know Jericho?
Me: Yes, Jericho Gonzales! He is famous in our country too. Pangako Sa Yo.
Lady: It's Jericho Rosales. (ambik kau! haha...)

Dekat sini, mmg kecoh la if they know you are Malaysian. Sure tanya pasal si C.a.r.m.e.n tu. The daddy punya hairdresser also asked him once about her. After done with the payment, exchanged "Merry Christmas" greetings, we went home.

So, on the way to the parking, i told the daddy:

Me: should have told her this. Owh, C.a.r.m.e.n is my cousin. I'm C.a.r.o.l S.o.o, haha. Mesti dia lagi excited, haha!

p/s: oh my, i have so many things to blog about. Yesterday, we went to the Desert Camping (best!!!tp, sejuk sangat!). After this, i tell you all about it and photos.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fried Macaroni

Normally i think of the menu for lunch the night before. This is to plan my time accordingly. If you have a toddler that keep on pulling your pants while you are stirring the soup, then you can feel me here. By having the menu ready in my mind the night before, it is easy for me to prepare the ingredients, defrost and chop-chop apa2 yang patut early in the morning while preparing for hubby's breakfast. Come 2pm, saya mulakan sesi mencampak semuanya ke dalam kuali. Jangan cakap "amboi, lambatnya masak". My husband sampai rumah kol 3pm. So, makan terus. Kan lagi elok, makan still panas2 lagi. And btw, tu kira makan lunch cum dinner la. malam dah tak makan. kalau lapar pun, makan sandwich or just drink juice.

So, today i cooked fried macaroni. I masak ikut bahan apa yang ada dalam fridge. tengok2, ada lagi saki baki udang dalam 4-5 ketul. pastu, capsicum (pepper) pun masih complete lagi dengan colour traffic light. sebelum jadi capsicum kering, better buat bahan masak macaroni goreng. this is my first time trying out this dish, before this i did prepared macaroni and tuna salad but not fried macaroni. It turned out quite well. Tapi, i ni pelik sikitla when it comes to masak-memasak. First try is always the best. Then the subsequent ones, mesti ntah jadi rasa apa.

Ingredients:
(portion i tak letak k, ikut ur own preferences)

Onion (i prefer onion than shallot) (blended)
Garlic (blended)
Red chili (blended)
Tomato sauce
Prawns
Bell pepper (diced)
Broccoli
Elbow macaroni
Chicken stock cube/ powder
Cheese

Directions:
1. Rebus macaroni with salt and olive oil sampai lembut
(put in macaroni after the water is really boiling)
2. While waiting for the macaroni to soften, saute the blended onion, red chili and garlic. Then, add in prawns. Stir for a while and add in the diced pepper.
3. Check on the macaroni. If you think it is cooked, strain and put the macaroni under cold running tap water.
4. Then, add in broccoli and a little bit of water. Season with salt and chicken stock powder. Tomato sauce goes in, then the macaroni. And lastly, add in cheese and stir to mix them well.
5. Best served hot.

Senang kan? Here is the photo of the leftover (tu pasal macaroni dalam saucer instead of plate :P ). Dah siap makan sumer baru ingat nak snap gambar. Sesuai juga untuk makanan anak2 (minus the chili).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Speedy



We went to watch the Speed Weekend today. Well, nothing much for me as i am not into any kind of race. Just want to meet up with some fellow Malaysians. Milan was so happy that she get to see people. She missed her afternoon nap and only slept on our way back from the circuit. Oh yeah, BIC (Bahrain International Circuit) is the first international circuit in the middle east.

Besides the noise, i just don't get the point of watching the race. Milan couldn't be bothered. She was just watching people and enjoying her snacks. She was more interested of walking around. The main purpose of the outing today was for photoshooting i guess. Nak kata enjoy, tak sangat kot. Sebab when the race habis je i round, semua tanya sesama sendiri "sapa menang ni?" or "nak sokong sapa ni?". Ye lah, dok Bahrain ni takde benda nak buat, so any big event like this, pegi je la.

Anyways, enjoy the photos.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Excuse.Me.My.English

Hubby is one of (one of?!) the silent reader of this blog. Apart of that he is also the grammar police of the posts. The other day;

Him: I read your latest post. (the Aduhai Anakku)
Me: Then?
Him: It's funny.
Me: Funny? Nothing's funny in there.
Him: Read it again. So many errors.

Well, i bet you already knew, my English is nothing to boast about. It needs to be fixed as it is 'broken'! And whenever i write a post in English, i never recheck on my English, assuming everything's in order (grammar wise etc.). Anyways, it seems that my messages were conveyed quite well despite of the broken and grammatically wrong English.

I got C3 for English in my SPM, and never had a good grade in Uni either. But, i do speak well in English. Not to exaggerate, but that is the feed back that i used to received from interviews. No doubt in a real working world, English is quite important but not crucially necessary as I've worked with people with poor English. Maybe, because i worked with numbers. Communication was mostly done with all and about numbers. So, i never has any chance to improve my English. Reading? The last serious reading i had was before i delivered my baby girl!

S'il vous plaƮt excusez mon anglais.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Aduhai anakku...

Anak saya Milan, sangatlah ganas. She was just asleep. She sleeps in her playpen. It is easier to put her to sleep on the top part of the playpen since it can be rocked. But, what worries me most is her tendency to do her stunts in there. She would just stand and hold the railings and the minute she feels sleepy she would just throw her body backwards, free fall. Something like "bungee jumping" fall. I'm SO VERY worried that she might knock her head or even worse hit her neck on the railing at the back. EEeee...geram sangat. There are so much things that i need to 'introduce' to her but i myself is kind of not ready yet. Like, cut her pacifier into 2 then remove the top part of the playpen and let her sleep there.

And she starts to run nowadays. But, very clumsy. Almost everyday, she'll accidentally knocked her head on the floor. The other day, she bumped into the dining chair. Friggin dining chair! and i believe she doesn't have problem with sighting. Just when both of me and the daddy were having our lunch this afternoon, she tried to run from me (as if i was chasing her anyway...), she hit the corner of the alley to the kitchen, then lost her balance. Hit the chair and then the wall and finally landed head first on the floor. I guess that's the challenge of having a toddler. The daddy said "she fell like a pin ball!!". melantun-lantun!

p/s: FIL dah bank in duit xmas gift. apa nak beli ye? kasut kot. i like shoes better than handbag sebab saya malas nak keluar masukkan barang2 bila nak kena tukar handbag.

What the Forts?!

Last Saturday we went to visit 2 of the forts in Bahrain. The weather was just nice. We just dressed in light clothes but have jackets in the car. Lucky enough since it was a hot sunny but breezy cosy weather when we arrived at Arad Fort. Then, the weather gets better when we were about to reach Bahrain Fort. Milan gets excited to walk around on her own. And i let her do so. Somehow i like to let her free (only when i feel it is safe to do so, of course) just to let her know there are more things out there to explore. But, fret not! She is a little explorer indeed. She was busy collecting stones, then touching the sand. Then, she shouted at the tourists, how embarrassing! So, i got to pretend and said "hello" or "hi" to them.

Well, i don't know much about the backgrounds of both places. My advice if you are interested to know more, GOogle! What i know are:

1. To enter Arad Fort the fee is BD0.40 (+- RM4.00)
2. Bahrain Fort are free entry
3. Bahrain Fort is bigger than Arad's.



Friday, December 04, 2009

Asak Ati...



Kedak tok cerita nya, tadik aku masak cos hubby ada jemput sidak sama opis dtg makan lunch. Nya jemput nok Malaysian sorang and nok Indian n family. Segaut lah aku masak tek. Kak dah kacak meja di'setting' ku and makanan disusun, tiba2 nok datang Malaysian ya ajak. Dak indian ya sik jd dtg. Padahal rumah tingkat atas ajak. Sik hal la, makan jak sidak duak hubby dolok. Aku gago dengan Milan.

Ada juak la nengar dak duak berkelaka pasal kerja apa indah. Kak ya, aku tek terdengar hubby madah ada job opening. Aku terfikir juak mok kerja balit. Bukan apa, aku banyak tanggungjawab. Walaupun aku bukan anak sulung, tanggungjawab aku lebih besar dari ya. Dolok, arwah nenek ku nok baruk ninggal bulan 10 ya tek selalu madah, aku nang akan memikul banyak tanggungjawab. Ya kata orang tua2 bila nangga dekat tengkok aku ada taik lalat (mole).

Lekak kolik hubby balit tek, lalu lah aku nanyak pasal job opening ya. Nanyak ada vacancy accounting ka apa. Ada katanya. Kak ya, padah ku gik, kenak sik madah ngan aku mun ada. Lalu tok jawab dimerik orang ngan aku "dah kau kedak sik interested maok kerja!".

Yabih, asak ati ku nengar jawapan kedak ya. Kenak mesti jawab kedak ya. Kedak menyusahkan jak aku tok sik kerja. Kedak sengaja maok diam rumah goyang kaki. Mun ekot ati nang maok kerja, dapat duit dirik mpun, sikboh menyusahkan sapa2. Pake merik duit ngan mak bapak, pake nolong adik beradik. Tapi ya lah, datang sitok pun kira dah berkorban. Tiba2 sik kerja, sikda duit. Kak ya, diam rumah jaga anak. Mun mak bapak atau adik beradik tengah susah, dengar ajak la. Dolok dapat juak merik sikit2. Jadi bila aku dengar jawapan kedak ya, rasa pedih ulu ati. Tapi macam biasa, tahan ajak. Orang nok mak bapak kerja bagus, hidup senang mmg sik akan faham sebab sik pernah merasa tanggungjawab nolong mak bapak and adik beradik. Nangga la mun ada rezeki maok juak aku kerja. hari ya ada mak madah sigek hal nok molah aku berbelah bagi. Maok kerja, dapat duit dirik mpun tapi sik sanggup nak nyuroh anak diam dengan orang lain. Haih...susah juak idup kedak tok!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Careless or Ignorant?

Behold!!!! if you are about to eat your meal and at the same time read this, i suggest read later. the photos in this entry are kinda gross!

Yesterday i was so rajin and dust the carpet. We don't have a vacuum cleaner yet. Tah bila nak beli pun tak tau. Everytime, hubby wants to get 1 and ask me about it, i'll say "maybe we don't need it at all". Saya lebih suka menyapu. Tanpa saya sedari rumah ini adalah sangat berhabuk. Padahal tingkap bertutup setiap masa. Kalau summer, too dusty and sekarang winter, too cold. So, all the memang tertutup.

And so it occurred to me yesterday that i need a vacuum cleaner. Maybe as a christmas present. As i was done with dusting the 2 dark brown carpet and was half way with the green one, i realised i didn't turn the a/c off. and the air (with the dust!) was circulating around the house. Included the bedroom where my two baby bears are hibernating. and to make it worst, i realized i didn't even cover my nose! Demmit! Just as i wanted to get up and turn the a/c off, i heard the little baby bear sneezed! No!!!

And yes, she is having cough and flu since last night. Kesian sangat. She barely sleep and so did we. And talking about bad luck, hubby was up late today. The alarm was not on. Tengok2 dah cerah sesangat dkt luar.

Ahhhh....lega 2 down, 1 more to go.



Ewww...gross!



To the dustbin u go!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Snap Shacks!

So malas want to buat ayat panjang2. Let the photos tell the stories.

This is for Carmathen. That is how the boots really look like and the ankle boots which i bought (impulsive!) last night. And not to forget, the lil princesses pink boots. I sat for half an hour just to choose her boots. Can't make decisions, too many choice, cute ones!!!Pink, light brown, purple with flowers, white with fur. Sometimes, hubby always warned me to think of my own stuff than Milan's. Because everytime we went out with a mission to get something for me, we'll ended up bringing back stuffs for Milan. Mom will always be Mom and it is hard to resist when you have a daughter.



Apa2hal pun, always "Made in China"!



Milan's first walking shoes. Before this i made a mistake by letting she walked in her pram shoes. Kesian, macam struggle je nak grip. Then, a neighbour who had a 1year+ son told me to get her a hard sole shoes so that she don't slip and walk properly. Remember when i said we constantly have to buy her new shoes? see her Crocs sandal bought in July and compare it with her new sneakers.



2nd sushi lunch in a week. We like sushi so much. Hubby would be more than happy if i can prepare sushi everyday. Though look complicated (at least that was what i used to think before), sushi is so easy to prepare and healthy too! I don't use japanese rice (cost concern), instead i just used Thai fragrant rice but with a little bit more water to make it sticky a bit. Then, i added the rice vinegar, salt and sugar together with the water. The rice might 'break' if i were to add them later, when the rice is cooked (since i don't use jap's rice).



We love lamb stew! It is best prepared the day before. For recipe, google under "Irish Lamb Stew". nice! The mee goreng i had to use pasta to replace the mi kuning. They do sell mi kuning at the asian market but i prefer pasta. tak sure la where does the mee comes from. The other 2 dishes are normal ones. Clam my favourite and sotong goreng tepung is hubby's.


Panjang lah pulak ayat2 nya. Membebel macam mak nenek :P

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