Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lunch out & dine in

Adil has been discharged, and automatically I too being discharged from the hospital. 

While at hospital, I had lunch outside once, when my brother & sis-in-law came over. We had this Thai-styled food without tomyam....

Place: Larut Road, Penang (beside KFC and opposite Royal Hotel)
Time: Afternoon so obviously its hot and sweaty

Daging merah, kailan ikan masin, telur dadar, 
kerabu mango & crispy prawn(sedap)

Vegetarian dinner......

Fettuccine with pasta sauce and steamed vege 

Pasta Sauce:
made by Adil, the orang sakit (ouch ouch, while cooking)

Saute chopped garlic and sliced onions.
Add pasta sauce (i used Prego sauce)
Stir in about 1 cup cream (i used whipping cream)
Salt n pepper to taste


Monday, September 27, 2010

ih ih ih masuk pulak.....

My second son masuk hospital lagi...for a minor surgery to remove a sebaceous gland that has been infected.
Since it cannot be done under local anesthetic, he has to be warded, so here he is and also here I am......

The nurse preparing him before op

thank you for the bouquette

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tak ada apa yg special

There's nothing special today except i woke up very early to prepare catering order.

nasi tomato, ayam merah, kerabu timun

Kurma telur

Udang goreng sauce

Agar agar merah tompok putih

Lepas ni boleh zzzzzzz sekejap...:))

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Guide to a better Life

image from mr google

I received this thru my group email and thought its worth sharing



1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment 
3. Don't over do; keep your limits 
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does 
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip 
6. Dream more while you are awake 
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present 
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you 
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others 
17. Forgive everyone for everything 
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6 
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day 
20. What other people think of you is none of your business 
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.


22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do. 
23. GOD heals everything 
24. Do the right things 
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change 
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come 
28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it 
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy. 

While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you school with, people you play with, people you work with and people you live with.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ratapan siyatim piatu.......

17th is a date to remember...........the dates we were orphaned 

17th September 2002.

My father drew his last breath at home. That was 8 years ago. 
Not many photos of him, I tried to capture a 'already-framed' photos, and here it is...

My late father, Hj Puteh Md Zin with mother
(1925 - 2002)

Last family photo with dad, taken during syawal 2001

Anak cucu pakat ambil kain pelikat sorang satu buat kenangan......

Then it happened again, coincidently, also on the 17th......

17th June 2010.

Mak left us early morning, the hospital, on the day we planned to take her home.

And that was just 3 months ago.

Hjh Sariah binti Ariffin 
(1925 - 2010)

Last family photo with her, syawal 2009

Anak cucu berebut ambik baju kedah pulak, (even my hubby & sons wore it with jeans)

Kita yang dah dewasa ni pun amat terasa kehilangan, apatah lagi anak2 yang kehilangan semasa mereka masih memerlukan kasih sayang & tunjuk ajar. The thought of that makes me (a little bit) stronger. 
Kalaulah dibaratkan, anak2 kena sembahyang 10 waktu sehari untuk meletakkan kedua ibubapa di tempat paling selesa di sana.....makcik sanggup lakukannya............ 

Buat ayah, mak, bapa mertua, abang (othman), anak2 saudara (sani, farina, khalid), tok, tok wan, sahabat2 (sham, barr, azni, rosni, zie) serta muslimin muslimat yang lain....


Friday, September 10, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri -1431H

Buat semua sahabat cyber semua. 
Selamat Hari Raya, 
maaf andai keterlaluan cara serta terover kata kata.

Sudi sudilah terima kad ni ye.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Juadah berbuka dan sahur

Ni kira sesi tayangan lah ye, nak buat karangan, ilham tak ada. Nak gebang panjang pun letih

Antara juadah yang sempat di rakam;

Kari udang & nenas

Sambal belacan, bendi rebus

Masak asam ikan kering

Sambal belacan, terung bakar

Kuih Ketayap

Puding Peach

Calamari rings

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mai lagi na....

Ramadhan is coming to an end......

Almost every blogs display food for iftar as well as sahur (pre dawn meal). Food sharing by these people are ideas to others (i do my morning blogwalk to get ideas too)

And one guy is so happy to see food variety that he 'virtually collected' meals from pondoks he visited, and put them into his pondok, one long list of them! 
As gentleman as he is, he kasi a box of bunga ros pula in return. I was one of them; dapat itu bunga lepas dia 'curi' my Agar agar Milo.

And I am proud to display the bunga here.

Thank you seribu Uncle Lee

Opps, I highly recommend you visit his pondok as he has lots (i really mean a lot!) of stories, from the jungle to the streets, communist to actresses, men, girls, cars, window cleaners etc, but have your keropok & teh 'o' beside you, his cerita is normally very long......

Yesterday, we were host to 15 people, friends of son 2. He asked for nasi tomato. 
They were all very helpful and alhamdulillah, all food habis, siap bungkus for two friends who couldn't make it.

Daging kicap, ayam merah, agar-agar, kerabu timun and fruit.
(missing were nasi tomato & the kuih's)

I like the grapes (right) presentation (by one of son2 colleague)

Helping hands

'Buffet' on the floor, in the living room

Siap main bunga api lagi after that.  
Insyaallah, God willing, will be seeing you guys again next year, mai lagi na... :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Nasi Beriani Kambing

Yes, My lamb has been converted! 
But somehow, i only managed to capture this image, when breaking of fast were over & as it is, only 'remnants' left. Kambing pun ala ala menyorok kat celah celah nasi tu

Just to share this simple recipe;
1 kg basmathi rice cleaned & drained {1 kg rice= 3 cans(*)}
200 ml evaporated milk (about 1/2 can)
4 Tablespoon beriani powder
1 small tub natural yoghurt 
Water (pls refer notes below) 

1 capsicum - diced
1 small carrot - diced or julienne 
2 big onion - sliced
2" ginger - bruised
5-6 garlic - sliced
1 tomato - diced
1 Cinnamon bark
3 star anise
4-5 cardamom 


  • In a pot, saute ingredients in oil/ghee/butter until fragrant.
  • Stir in beriani powder, followed by milk.
  • Add in lamb, yoghurt and water.
  • Cook until lamb is tender
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Arrange pieces of cooked lamb in a rice cooker.
  • Pour rice evenly on top of lamb.
  • Measure the liquid from lamb that you cook earlier. Top up with water to make a total of 4 1/2 cans liquid. Pour on top of rice.
  • Cook rice as normal in the rice cooker and you should know the rest (ie serve & eat :-)
Serve hot with air asam tomato & kerabu timun.

  1. (*) Can= eveporated milk can
  2. I use the evaporated milk can to measure. You can use any cups, but use the same one to measure rice & liquid; ratio of rice: liquid = 1: 1.5

Pancake for sahur