Thursday, 31 May 2012

Kasih ibu membawa kesyurga


Ooppps!.....sebelum i bukak mukadimah let see what i cook for today. I've been very busy lately baru today masuk dapur. Cook something simple....masak lemak nenas dengan udang.

I guess i've just sent in a column and yet i'm sending a new one now....well, this week banyak betul pulak my so called memories. After all my blog is about journal of sorts of a lovely day or a lovely memory!

Every Wednesday, i sometimes attend classes of fardu ain and fardu kifayah at MB's residence. And once awhile ada forum agama hosted by some qualified ustaz/ustazah or even motivator.
Today's topic is a good one, kasih ibu membawa kesyurga and it's given by this guy by the nick named abah guitar. He's Mohd Radzi Omar, formerly worked in SPRM and now he's doing a free lance motivating and giving a ceramah through his music. A very unique way to preach.....communication through songs!

He claimed that music has a charmed to soothe a savage beast....i believe so when the audience including the men did shed at least one or two tears while listening to him. And as for the women sampai diunjuk kotak tissue tak renti2 air mata keinsafan dan kesedihan berlinangan. Beside through songs, he used some pictures and video clip to show some interesting, good or bad example on the topic he's preaching.
A picture speak or paint a thousand words. And by listening to his old classic songs timbul satu feeling of nostalgia and indirectly it brings back the old memories of our younger days.
Being human we are never free from making new mistakes, no doubt when we know it's wrong....that's why we should be remindered many times ( by attending ceramah agama and motivational talk will make us aware AND insaf about everything and anything, insyallah ).

the guitar man and his musician

Just to refresh my memory.......the two video clip about kasihnya ibu and bapak.

It's about this single mother with her two children....a girl and a boy. She really loved and pampered the two children. The girl wants to be a doctor when she grows up and the boy wants to be a photographer. So when they were younger they always main2 jadi doctor and pretend to tangkap2 gambar. The girl promise that when she become a doctor she'll look after her mother and try to cure her when she's sick. And the son pulak promise to take a picture of them if he had become a photographer. But later in many years when they have become what they've wanted, mereka lupa janji2 terhadap ibu tua yang selalu menunggu kepulangan anak2nya. Sehingga ibu nya sakit pun, anaknya yang menjadi doktor, tak ada masa untuk pulang menjenguk dan merawat ibunya. Same goes with the son, he is too busy taking photograph of others that he just dont have the time to take picture of them together like he had promised. This go on until the mother was very ill and finally she passed away. By then it's too late for the children to hurriedly come home to see only a dead mother! Air mata darah sekali pun tak akan megembalikan ibu yang dah meninggal.....

The next video clip is a siamese version....about a deaf and dumb single father who had raised a beautiful and only girl. The girl is always ashamed of the father's inability. Moreover when some of her inconsiderate friends in her class used to tease her about her dad. But this does not stop the father to love her and work hard to earn an honest living by selling fish and vegetables at the market. Somehow she's not satisfied and she keep on scolding the father for anything and everything until one day when the father found her unconscious after she had cut herself over a quarrel with her boyfriend. The poor dad carried and took her to the hospital where he cried and insisted the doctor to save his girl even if taking his blood could save her life for she is bleeding profusely. Finally the dad ended in bed with his arm tied up to the tube where his blood had save the life of the daughter he dearly loved and upon waking up the daughter grip the dad's hand, realising that he's the best and complete father in the world!

These are just a few of the example....actually there're many more emotional, sensitive and eerie clips that he'd shown.
Quote from the motivator, even if we have everything but if we dont have our mother and father, someone close to share something with, we are nothing. Even your spouse cant ever take their place.

These two stories are one of the saddest i've seen so far about the sacrifice of a mother and father....( sob ) i hope i wont bore my viewers cos i really would like so much to share with all of you. After all benda yang baik dan elok apa salah dikongsi bersama kan.....sharing is caring!

Lepas ceramah muzikal tu teringat dan rindu kat mama and bapak...i terus kerumah mereka jus to see their faces.......

Jadi sempena bulan hari ibu ni and regardless whatever months or days lets love and care for our mothers and fathers as much as they cared for us when we were liitle and till now that we are older before we dont have the time to even say goodbye!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

It's the day of ladies in blue

Yesterday, i was invited for the opening ceremony AGM of the girl guides. This year it was held in Ipoh Perak at the Riverfront Hotel. The perasmian was done by the Royal Highness Permaisuri Agung Tuanku Hajah Hamimah, Penaung Diraja Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia. The wife of the PM, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was also present as she is the Yg Dipertua Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia.
The day was full with presenting awards to the girl guides and peek of the event was Raja Permaisuri Agung melancarkan duit syiling kenangan 100 tahun pandu puteri dan pengakap puteri sedunia (WAGGGS ).

The Royal Highness Of Perak Permaisuri Tuanku Bainun hosted the dinner given to the contingent at the banquet hall of SUK.....

Monday, 28 May 2012

It's Mother's Day again!


During the weekend, we took the children to kl. The main intention was to attend a wedding. It's a wedding of my hubby's nephew...and as usual i will make time for shopping!....sambil menyelam minum air....ahaa!
Bukan itu je, i become a maid to my children in kl....spring clean my house in SJ....kesian kat my two
angels, pegi office dah la awal, balik pulak dengan jam lagi, mana la sempat nak clean and wash. They did but in their own ways....masih berserabut to me. ( i hope my gal is not reading this ) hehehe
As for my dear sis Iha...i'm sorry for not going to your place....time is so trip ok!

Meanwhile, last Thursday biro ahli seumur hidup (ASH ) organised a tea party. It was the celebration of Mother's Day! The idea for the particular function came from D.Feroza, we were just helping her out.The actual plan was about one hundred plus but after a good reponse we decided to invite more guest. Finally, we paid for a bigger hall at The Waterfront Hotel. It was in the afternoon around 3pm. The evening start with a health talk by Dr.Azlin from G.H.T.Rambutan regarding osteoporosis. After all it's ladies affair! The evening were full with shows done by our ahli and most of us were sporting enough to take part in sketches, bersajak, karaoke singing and dancing. We do have some interesting games where the winners will get some interesting gifts n we'd also a competition of the most well dress for the evening....but unfortunately i tak menang (kalau menang pun i'll give it to others...hahaha....bagi la chance kat ahli lain pulak,other than the ajk ).

Well u can say it's D.Hanim was the one to enlighten the atmosphere. If it wasnt for her the evening was quite dull. Everybody is expecting somebody to make the move to be noisy and to show some extra fun. She was infact everything for the evening...the m.c, one of the unpaid singer and she recite sajak very well indeed! To make the evening more interesting we'd requested everyone to bring along a simple gift of not more than 10rm to exchange with one another.....oolala! everyone had a great time.........

me and d.dolly

me,d.feroza,d.hanim n puteri salwa

my peminat2 nak bergambar dgn i....auww!

all the ajk yg bertungkus lumus menjayakan majlis!

Till the next post...bbye!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Give them some credit


Phew .......what a fright! As i was driving down the road between the market ( superkinta ) and mcdonald, (cant remember the name of the road ), i was shocked of my life when this guy was running hurriedly in front of my car towards the road to mcdonald, he was chased by this very young policeman. Entah la what crime had he committed. It was just like in the movies. Kesian la tengok polis tu, jatuh tersungkur atas jalan raya yg. bertar trying to grab the villain's leg but his effort was to no avail. Mana tak that villain looks very tough n maybe in his mid forties. Wah dahsyat la i could remember all that...silap2 i jadi witness stand  pulak.

 So back to the story, nasib baik all the cars had to stop for the traffic light was red or else sapa langgar sapa....See how tough it is to be a police!...they have to do all the dirty work that no one like us dare to do kan. So let us be fortunate n thankful for having these men in uniform, our policemen for they have sacrifice their time, effort and even their lives so as to keep us safe from being harm. However they are human they do make mistake like us too...but dont condemn lol for most of them have served us through out our lives and that no words can truly express. Thank you, thank you, thank you and may god bless you!

I just dont understand why some people likes to complaint and never satisfied with anything. I sympatise them for they do not know how to enjoy life and being appreciative and never knew the word of thank you!

Anyway on the 22nd of May, we were invited to the Istana Iskandariah Kuala Kangsar for the Istiadat Menghadap Sembah Taat Setia dan Penganugerahan Darjah Kebesaran Negeri  Perak inconjunction of the 84th birthday of the Royal Highness of Sultan of Perak. Actually this function should have been done on the 19th of April but it was postponed because it was the mourning period of the royal family for the lost of the Sultan's son Raja Ashman Shah.

Happy Birthday Tuanku AND Daulat Tuanku!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Aqiqah for baby Armani


That Saturday, the whole family attended a khenduri aqiqah at my sister in law's house. She's my hubby's eldest sister, my favourite SIL. Kak Zainah is more like my very own sister, a friend n a medical advisor (she was a nurse). I dont have many SIL on my husband side only two but they are the best! Happy for her for having the first cucu, a baby gal, Nor Armani. It was simple yet very nice, ada murhaban n her cucu is so cute n alamak soo much food till i've to take some back home. My parents n my brother's family were also there at the khenduri.

my mama n mother in law.                                           my inlaws hubby side n mine.kak zainah...
                                                                                      the one is standing.


gave her a prune cake.

I would like to share with all my viewers the recipe of prune cake. It's lovely in taste n suitable for khenduri (blh.dpt.byk)

Prune Cake

16oz/480g butter
13oz/390g brown sugar
1 can pitted prune (best if 500g)
1/2 can evaporated milk (or 1 cup)
9 eggs
13oz all purpose flour
2 tsp.vanill essence
11/2 tsp.baking powder

Beat butter n sugar until well mixed. Put in the eggs one by one, flour,milk, n vanilla essence.Lastly put in the prunes that has been sliced thinly into the cake mixture. Bake it at 180 c for 50-60 mins.

So happy trying! 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

My haven.....My home......

Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there our heart can rest

Where we love is home-
Home that the feet may leave, but not our hearts......

Seek home for rest, for home is best.....

The woman who makes a surely beautiful home, filling it with love,  prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies........

Monday, 14 May 2012

Gulai oh gulai......

What i cooked for today........simple yet tempting!

gulai assam pedas

goreng tauhu n kuah pecal

gulai lemak kacang of my children's favourite

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day!


It has been almost a week since i wrote something. It's not that i'm busy... but well....having this lazy syndrome n also just not in the mood to write.
Yesterday, we were busy at our neighbour's house helping with their son's wedding. It's the tradition in our neighbourhood where all of us will be helping each other in any khenduri.
It's a small world indeed when the bride is the daughter of my hubby's long lost second cousin.

My two angels dira n faiz came back for the weekend. That saturday they wanted to take me out for lunch or dinner but we were very tied up with the wedding and in the night we hv to attend the mother's day dinner organised by the girl guides. It was held at Impiana Hotel. The guest of honour were DYMM Raja Permaisuri  Perak Tuanku Bainun and DYTM Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim.  The special appearance for the night was none other than the singer with the sweetest voice, Dato Siti Nurhaliza.The night was filled with music, laughter n some fascinating prizes of lucky draw . Overall it was a very successful night n it should be given credit to the Yg Dipertua Persatuan Pandu Puteri Perak Raja Nor Mahani Raja Shahar Shah for her supportive effort to the girl guides.

the none other Dato Siti Nurhaliza

i was surprised n happy to see my aunt n dear cousin at the dinner coming all the way fr.KL.

ahak....must do something with my diet....i seem to look very healthy or is it my dress?

That Sunday we decided to celebrate mother's day at Pakeeza's Restaurant. The restaurant was in fulled house....everyone is celebrating it!

manjanye anak darling hubby must be very hungAngry after a strenuous golf game! hehehe 

my one n only gal dira.......

She knows that her mum is so passionate in cooking n look at what she gave me......

thank u my love, mama love it soo much....the recipes n the pictures are excellent!

Nothing is more satisfying than to be spending precious time with your love ones regardless on mother's day or whatever day....togetherness is happiness!

Anyway HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers out there!

Monday, 7 May 2012

What a wonderful world!


It has been almost everyday the news of the riots are shown in the papers....
Cant help feeling put off towards whatever is causing it....
What actually are they mad about or to whom are they actually angry at?
The young ones especially should be stop and punish for being so out of control....damaging the environment and hurting others! It must be contagious.....
They're behaving as though they're being victimised or any members of the family hv been raped or murdered!
Behaving as though their very own feelings only matters.....what about others.....those who want peace n contentment....
You 've got so much ahead of you....why waste it!

Are these people really aware of the purpose they're fighting for?
Why suddenly everybody is so terribly angry?
STOP being influenced......
What they really should do is to enrol themselves in the anger management....haha! That will do it!
There are tons of wonderful things to do besides throwing yourself into the dungeons.....
It's a wonderful world!.....why waste the effort to be so negative n so naive....STOP accusing others for your own mistakes n your short comings. And above all simply LIVE a correct n decent way!

something that i make for breakfast...pulut kuning n some other lauk like rendang daging, chicken curry n sambal tumis ikan bilis to go with it....nice n tasty!

it's puff pastry....i fold it into triangle n stuff some potatoes filling in it.

some left over puff pastry i turn it to quick n easy apple tart.

Quick n Easy Apple Tart

1 whole sheet puff pastry, cut onto half or thirds
4 whole apples, cored, halved, and sliced, but not peeled
1 cup brown sugar ( i reduce it to 1/2-3/4 )
1/4 tsp salt
a dash of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 190 c.
Place puffed pastry rectangles onto a baking pan that's been sprayed with nonstick spray. Add sugar, cinnamon and salt to apples. Stir to combine. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
Arrange apples slices on the pastry rectangles in a straight line, overlapping as you go. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and golden brown.
Remove from pan immediately n place on a serving platter. Serve plain, with caramel topping, whipping cream, or a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Have fun trying !