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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another day, Another Age

Last monday we went to Teluk Nipah to celebrate my birthday. The initial plan was Hubby wanted to take me out for dinner. But my sisters, Ila & Kak had other plan. So we joined them at Teluk Nipah for a mini family get-together cum birthday celebration.

I went there in the late afternoon with the princesses. I made a peach cake for Ibnu & Ida who celebrated their birthdays in December too..but earlier. Patut le hubby suruh we all pegi dulu. He brought a nice choc cake tempah kat K.Ana. Memang cantik la. I could never make a cake deco that beautiful..:-( The Peach cake I made for Ibnu & Ida memang buruk la..haha..but tastewise memang sedap. Resepi taram..ingat dah tak jadi..tapi habis gak. They like the cake. May be becoz of the peach chunks in it.

That evening we took a walk along the beach. Alysa & Adik mmg tanak mandi le kat beach tu. Teluk Nipah is actually kg nelayan near Pantai Merdeka. But I prefer Teluk Nipah compared to Pantai merdeka as it's not crowded with people/ visitors. Ada a few chalets owned by a few operators. You can swim & find clams there. U can even buy fresh fish from the fishermen if u went there at the right time.

Adik tengok je orang mandi..


The kids having a great time splashing



Later after maghrib, we had steamboat & the cakes for the birthday dinner. Kak & Ila prepared the steamboat. Ila made bihun goreng tapi tak sempat untuk dinner coz the kids were famished after berendam kat laut. They finished off the fried meehoon. Sedap sangat kut..:-) Then we had a meeting to discuss Ismadi's wedding preparation. Went to sleep after 1am.

Kak & Ila sibuk memasak while Hubby dok tunggu bila le diorang nak siap..



The cakes




Esok tu bebudak tu punya le hyper, lepas subuh dah ke pantai cari kerang, kepah & ketam. When I woke up, all the kids were at the beach except the princessses & Amin. Bila diorang bangun je terus ke beach dengan pyjama...mmg muka tak mandi..:D. But, Alysa stayed for a while only. Terus nak masuk bilik. Adik main pasir konon2nya buat sand castle..

Tengok perut Amin..Bulatnya..:-D


Adik building a sand castle & showing off some clams



Last nite Hubby took me out for the birthday dinner. Punya le tak tau ke mana nak pegi. At last we ended up at a restaurant at Juru auto city. Punya le ramai manusia kat situ. Sampai nak parking pun susah. They also had an area where they created ' shop in the park'. Mmg nice ambience to shop. Tapi barang2 tak le menarik sesangat.


Peach Cake


Bahan
25ogm mentega
100gm gula halus
100gm gula perang
4 biji telur
100gm peach dalam tin; potong kecil
100ml air peach dalam tin ( syrup )
280gm tepung gandum
1 st baking powder
Cara:
1. Putar mentega & gula hingga kembang. Masuk telur satu persatu & putar hingga kembang.
2. Satukan tepung & baking powder. Ayak.
3. Masuk tepung selang seli dengan air peach hingga habis. Masukkan potongan peach. Gaul rata.
4. Tuang adunan dalam loyang bergris.
5. Bakar pada suhu 180C selama 60 min.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Talkative & Smiling Princesses

When they were younger, Alysa was the extrovert one & Adik was the introvert one. Nowadays, Adik dah improved in her social skill... She has become so talkative sampai tak terlarat nak layan celoteh dia. If we meet people & relatives, she'd be the first one yang pegi salam & kiss them on the cheek. It was so different from when she was a baby. She'd wail at the sight of strangers. It was so difficult if we went to people's house. Asyik nak berkepit je..Now dah ok since she can play with other kids at ease.

On the other hand, Alysa was called 'smiling baby' by our neighbours. She smiled all the time when she was a baby. She liked to meet people. So most of her baby photos would show her smiling face..She still has a smiling face now tapi kalau jumpa new people tak le seramah dulu..well, depends on her mood.

Now mmg mood malas giler nak masak. After bertangguh for quite some time, I managed to make the choc cake that i've been wanting to try. Not bad... It was nice & moist. But I only made half of the ganache recipe which did not quite cover the whole cake. Here's the recipe by Rinn Chan...

Rich Chocolate Moist Cake


Bahan:
A: 170gm butter
300gm gula halus
3 biji telur
B: 2 st serbuk nescafe segera
1 sb air suam
1 st esen vanilla
1 st choc emulco
C: 225gm tepung gandum
65gm serbuk koko
1/2 st garam halus
1 st soda bicarbonate
1 1/2 st baking powder
180ml air sejuk dari peti sejuk

Cara:
1. Putar bahan A sehingga kembang.
2. Campur sebati semua bahan B. Titiskan ke adunan A tadi. Putar seketika.
3. Ayak bahan C. Masuk selang seli dengan air sejuk ke dalam adunan tadi. Kaup balik adunan.
4. Bakar pada suhu 175C selama 40 minit.

Ganache:
1 tin susu pekat, 90gm serbuk koko, 100ml minyak jagung @ butter cair, 1 st esen vanilla

Cara:
Panaskan susu. Masukkan serbuk koko diikuti butter & vanilla. Kacau selama 5 minit. Biarkan suam & tuang ke atas kek yang telah sejuk.

For lunch this week I made Ayam Halia as one of the dishes for Mak & Ayah. Saje try very simple recipe that I normally ate at restaurants, but never cook myself! The recipe was taken from a cookbook by Chef Hanieliza. Bought the book at Popular year end sale which I went a few days ago. Some of the books were worth buying as they were reduced up to 70%. Glad that I managed to buy some books by Sidney Sheldon & Johanna Lindsey at very good price. Now, I have to find time to read them..:-) Reading used to be my hobby, but now it's soo difficult to find time to do it..sigh..

Ayam Halia



Bahan:
500gm ayam
3 sb sos tiram
1/2 cwn air + 1 st tepung jagung ( dibancuh)
1 sk serbuk lada hitam
1pokok daun bawang ( I omit this )
1 tomato ( potong 4 )
2 sb minyak masak
garam
Bahan hiris: 5 cm halia, 3 bwg merah, 3 bwg putih, 3 biji cili merah

Cara:
1. Panaskan minyak. Tumis bahan hirisan hingga layu.
2. Masuk ayam & kacau rata. Tambah sedikit air &masak hingga ayam lembut.
3. Masuk bancuhan tepung jagung & sos tiram. Biarkan pekat.
4. Masukkan tomato & daun bwg & kacau rata. Sedia dihidangkan.

Monday, December 7, 2009

KIKOM 12th Family Day


The KIKOM 12th Family day was held at Pendang Lake Resort from 30th Nov to 2nd December 2009. But I only managed to go on 1st December. Over 100 family members from 1st to 4th generation turned up. Meriah...This was the time to meet family members from mostly KL , Penang & Kedah.

When I arrived at around 11pm, they were having a telematch. We missed the telematch for kids. Tak dapat le the princesses nak join. But that afternoon, Alysa & Ayra competed in the colouring contest with the help of K.Farah of course. Adik managed to get 2nd place for Below 6 y.o category. Alysa got 3rd place. Not bad..:-)

Telematch

Acara ikat kaki beregu untuk sek menengah / uni



L: tgh tunggu acara bermula. R: Taking turn tunggu pisau untuk acara kupas epal. Mine dah terputus awal2 lagi..



L: Mak Chum tgh concentrate kupas epal. R: Masukkan manik ke benang which I got 3rd place. Ila kat sebelah tu, ketaq2 pun boleh dapat 2nd place..hehe..



L: Bowling padang..yeay dapat gak 3rd place. R: While mama was taking parts, the princesses were looked after by K.Farah.



Colouring Contest



Alysa & Ayra's artwork..


That nite we had tazkirah after solat maghrib by Ustaz Amin ( psst..ni bakal anak sedara ni..:-) )the opening ceremony , talentime & multimedia show & the announcement of 6 ibubapa cemerlang chosen by Prof Dato' Dr Abdul Halim a.ka. Pak Cik Lin. Mak was selected as 1 of them. Tahniah mak. The others were Pak Su Ariff, Allahyarham Dr mahadzer Mahmud ( Bang Det), Prof Dato'Dr Jamil Osman ( Pak Su Men ), Kak Teh ( K.Ja ) & Mak Yang. Congratulations too to those selected. They really deserved the awards. The talentime was hosted by Naquib, Abang Eddy's son. He's really talented. Good job Naquib.

Perasmian by Pak Cik Lin
( kek ditaja oleh sorang chef tak bertauliah from bertam..hehe..'Blueberry Cheese Cake' . Man in green is Pak Kechik the organiser for this family day)


Talentime


Since my family was in charge of presents, Ila & I sorted the presents until 2 am for prize giving ceremony the next day. I missed the kuliah subuh by Abang Mail & health talk by dear Hubby. After breakfast, back to sorting out presents & wrapping extra presents. Habis anak2 sedara kena kerah tenaga..:D Nasib ramai anak2 sedara..
Meanwhile, they were having pertandingan pakaian beragam. Adik & Alysa were listed to contest. Last minute tarik diri le pulak.. Tiba2 je Alysa tanak. Adik lak bila kakak tanak join dia pun of course le tak nak. So, tak banyak le hadiah the princeeses dapat. Mama diorang lak yang dapat..hehe..Nasib le ada cousin yang baik hati sedekahkan hadiah dia kat k.lysa. Tupun sebab dapat set stationery Barbie.. Thanks Hafiz..:D . Baby lak dapat hadiah for 'New Baby' category & cabutan bertuah.

Model-Model Cilik


Thanks to Pak Kechik & Family for organizing the KIKOM 12th family day. Panjang umur jumpa lagi di tahun hadapan at other venue. The family photo kali ni ramai yang hadir tak de coz masing2 sibuk kemas2 barang for check-out. Another thing Pak Cik Lin has fallen ill just before the photo session. Only half of those that attended join the photo session. Tak pe..janji ada family photo..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Someone Stink on Eidul Adha 1430

Eidul Adha passed by quickly with a few events. It was not a big celebration in Kedah but one or two incidents made this eid a memorable one! As usual, in the early morning, most people in my parents' household went for the Eid prayer. I didn't go bcos the princesses woke up late. But, we later went visiting the relatives around my parents' house.

Eidul Adha 1430

Clockwise: Hubby tgh tunggu makanan dihidang at Cik Teh's house, At Bang Din's house where we found the cotton bud in Adik's nose, Cik Teh tgh serve food, Ila posing with Tok while Ibnu looked on.





At one of the houses, Adik sat with Hubby. Hubby commented that she smelled bad. I said that I noticed that she smelled bad for the past week even after her bath & after brushing her teeth. So, Hubby started smelling parts of her face eg ears, mouth & nose. He found out the smell came from her nose. After checking her nose, he saw something whitish inside her nose. We suspected that it was a cotton bud! Initially we wanted to wait till we get back home on monday to take it out. But, we really couldn't stand the smell! Lagipun kesian kat Adik eventhough she didn't complain of any pain.

After lunch we headed to Hospital Jitra to borrow their equipments. Surprisingly, Adik cooperated & sat still while Hubby took out the cotton bud. The cotton bud had turned greenish! hehe..Patut le busuk giler.. She was also given antibiotic. Tapi tak bagi makan pun since the smell was gone the day after we took out the cotton bud..:-)

Not smelly anymore


Before heading to Hospital Jitra, we had a simple cake cutting ceremony for Adik's 3rd birthday. I made Choc Cheese Cake. Resepi taram. Modify from a few recipes..:-) It turned out okay & licin..

Ayra's belated bday



The next day, we went to Huda's akad nikah. She's my cousin's eldest daughter. The akad nikah was held at Masjid Malau where we also had our akad nikah. Nostalgia la pulak..:D

Around Huda's akad nikah ceremony


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hello2, Angguk2

Alysa has this habit of forcing herself to stay awake. So, now she doesn't take a nap in the afternoon unless she's very sleepy or she ate too much..:-) If she nodded off while sitting & I tried to lie her down, she'd immediately sit upright & acted as if she was not sleepy..sigh..The best solution is to let her sleep soundly, baru boleh baringkan dia..

video

Notice how chubby she is..sampai berlapis dagu..hehe.. Dah le rambut depan dia kena potong by Cik Jun while we were in Jakarta..:-( Papa dia dah le pantang kalau rambut the princesses kena potong. Mesti ngomel! So, bertambah le nampak kebulatan dia. Nak kena put on diet ni..:D

While Alysa was nodding off, Baby was playing with the phone. Jenuh le nak sembunyikan phone tu & larang dia. But she kept climbing the sofa to get to the phone & yakking on the phone. Selalunya terdengar la "pa..pa..pa". Konon2 call papa le tu..Budak2 zaman sekarang!


video

Adik pulak as usual le tiap2 petang ikut Cik Jun ke rumah dia. If she's around boleh le dia melayan Baby main. Dia ni very attentive sikit. Kalau Baby poopoo, dia le yang bagitau if we were not aware of it. Siap pegi cium kat that area just to make sure..wakaka..

The past few days were pastry time! I made apple pie to clear our apples yang tak sedap tu.. Ntah jenis apa le Hubby tersilap beli. Dia pun tak selera nak makan. I lagi lah..since I don't like apples. After apple pie siap, Alysa makan pastry je..Last2 topping yang dia tak makan tu masuk cik tong gak.. The following day tekak ni rasa macam nak makan sardin roll lak. So, I made for dinner. Malas nak makan heavy for dinner. Hubby ate sardine sandwiches & roll as well..

Apple Pie



Refer here for the recipe. Tapi pastry tu i buat tak cukup so tu yang jaring2 macam jarang2 sikit. But tastewise, oklah since 1 mmg tak suka apples pun. Hubby pun kata pastry tu nice..

Sardine Roll


Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

125gm butter ;chilled & diced

1/3 cup ice water

sardines for filling

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine flour & salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, a tablespoon at a time until mixture forms a ball. Wrap in a plastic & refrigerate for 1 hour.

2. Roll dough out, cut into 4cm x 10cm. Put in sardine & roll the dough. Make cuts on top of the pastry. Brush with egg. Repeat until all dough is used.

3. Bake at 180C for 40 minutes.

To all, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha. Maaf zahir batin.

For this raya kitaorang balik Kedah. But, qurban buat kat Penang. So, wakilkan je la. Will also have a family day next week. Looking forward to meet all uncles, aunties, cousins, & other relatives. See u all in Pendang next week.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cuti-Cuti Jakarta- Finale

We woke up early..berkobar2 nak ke Spa. After pusing2 cari spa yang dah bukak at 9am on Saturday, at last we settled at 1 spa. Lupa le nama dia. We did lulur badan coklat & totok wajah. Murah..Less thanRM50. Memula ingat nak wat cream bath.. Tapi tak jadi coz kesuntukan masa. We later found out that cream bath tu basuh rambut. La...ingatkan mandi/ lulur cream..:D

Berposing kat our '5-star hotel' before ke spa.



Di Spa, after lulur lulur coklat & totok wajah..para suami jalan2 kat boutique outlets berdekatan..


After the refreshing treatment, Pak Supir hantar K.Mas balik. Lepas solat zohor at 11.45am, We headed to Blok M, Pasaraya. Pesan kat Pak Supir to meet us in 2- hr time. Tup2 punya tunggu tak datang. Call dia, silap no. lak. Call K.Mas, dia tak angkat coz tgh kat gym..

Meanwhile, kat Pasaraya ni banyak barang kraf but mahal la. Telekung je harga RP3.2 juta! ( = RM1K +). Tak de la sulam penuh telekung pun! May be the material kut..Initially we planned to go to Sarinah ( byk gak craft / batik kat sini..), but since Blok M kat Jakarta Selatan gak, so, stop sini dulu. Just bought some souvenirs & had lunch here. We ( Actually Ila bought it) ate the nicest dessert here which is 'Pisang kutho'. I dok cari resepi tak jumpa2. Nak kena reka sendiri ni..:p. Hubby & Syukur had nasi padang. Terliur tgk kari cartilage le tu..

At Pasaraya, Blok M




The crafts at Pasaraya





Having lunch at Pasaraya


Back to cerita Pak Supir ie Pak Ariff, After tunggu dia tak muncul2 kitaorang pun jalan2 le kat area sekitar tu. Sempat lagi shopping. After over 2 hours waiting for him, At last, we managed to talk to K.Mas. So, cancel je la dgn Pak Arif..miscommunication rupanya..Kitaorang amik cab je. Nak ke Sarinah dah tak sempat, Dah tutup. Lepas tanya cab driver tu, we finally went to Pasar Melayu Prumpuk ( Betul ke nama ni.?.:p) . This is a haven for kids with lotsa toys. Ada orang tu macam nak peluk je cab driver tu coz happy sangat..hehe.. Ingat nak beli brg utk anak2 la tu..hilang le segala bebal/ berasap kat Pak Arif..:-) It was a blessing in disguise. Punya la syok borong toys utk the kids..

Then, we headed to Nasi Padang Garuda. Memang Sedap..Thanks Din for the treat. Penuh 3 meja dgn food. Klau makan semua food tu, nanti ada le yang tak balik..kekenyangan..haha..

At Nasi Padang Garuda





On our last day, we woke up at 4am. Yelah, flight was at 6.55am. Tak machet langsung. The traffic was so smooth. Beg pun tak excess. Cuma ada orang tu je yang xs 2kg.hehe..Nasib tak kena bayar xs luggage.

Soekarno Hatta Airport.. Good Bye Jakarta


Thank you so much to Din, K.Mas & family for a 5-star treatment & hospitality. Panjang umur, jumpa lagi..

Model2 mukenah..