Thursday, December 19, 2013

N it's my bday this time around

N i was not into baking as we had lots of cakes n sweet stuff during our stretch JB-KL-Ipoh trip.

Ok, my bday gift this yr is a new mixer from Papa. Hence, we will be bff in yrs to come, as long as either one of us sane n healthy. Haha. Papa offered n i chose boysenberry :)

So, u got a boysenberry, babeh! Woot2! That reminds me the color of our wedding songket attire. Another woot2! Cant thank you enuf, dear!

It has become a routine that every new gadget that arrived will be officiated by Papa. Yeah, all gadgets, camera, iphones, ipads, sewing machine, lappy, tv, u name it. So, he started googling for meringue recipe all over the Google space n came up with his masterpiece. Why meringue? Do u know that a perfect meringue is the one that don't fall off when u turn it upside down. Yeah, he wants to do that. ��







Pavlova turned out good, for a 1st timer. U see, this Mr Perfect googled every single tips n told me the theory that i'd never heard b4 n it was a tense baking session, no kidding! I had to see my bed only at 1 am! Haha.

The kids love it. Ilham, being a skeptical-to-new-dish eater asked for more once he knew it was made of eggs.

Next Papa would try macarons. Seriously. We searched high n low, entire Miri for the ingredients, to the point that Iffah requested to go home, which is very very rare to happen. We even bought a non-stick grease paper. Why? Because the recipe said so, thats why! Another tense session, u bet. Hohohoho! N the 1st mixture was extremely runny n he wanted to try it again! ������

Alhamdulillah, he improvised even though his macs cracked n runny, yet eatable. Oh, dont talk about the look, u'll run away, definitely. Hahaha...

Those dishes had left us with egg yolks which there is no way i'm gonna throw it away. So, i'd turned it into créme brûleè which i got from Rima







Well, at least those r scrumptious! ��
Perhaps i will try it with less sugar if i were to do it again next time.

After a while, i re-read the manual n found this







Dare for another round, dear? ��

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Oh, i'm sooo good at this ^_^

I did some numerous baking. Seriously. Kickstarted with red velvet cake for Papa's bday followed by several others. Scrumptious, i do not lie. Pardon my pics as they don't do justice. Huhu

I'd baked this twice.



N this




Then, i refined my choc chip muffins n bread pudding




N i challenged myself by making rainbow cake as the kids requested me to do it. I'd followed Martha Stewart's




Not forgetting my apple crumble that Ilham requested for more




Next was moist chocolate cupcakes from Rima of Bisouatoi




N the latest was Pretzels! I opted for this since my middle two r down with chicken pox, n not allowed to consume eggs.




N i told Papa bout it once he got home

Me: I buat pretzels arini
Papa: WOW!!!
Iman: tapi keras

Hurmmmmmmm...... *________*

N thats the end of me boasting about my baking skills. Hahahhaha!!!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

The must-not-forget day

Is the day when somebody gets a yr older. Hahaha... Being unemployed can only allow me to go for any homemades. So, the kids made a birthday card with their favorite items; iman with her rainbow, ilham with his aeroplane n iffah with her handprinted elephant while ilmi n i made a red velvet cake for him, for the 1st time ever! Haha
The kids were happy with their masterpiece n i'm happy with my masterpiece too! Papa complimented with a 'but' at the end of his sentence. Hahaha.. I still accept the compliment :pp
Owh, ilham said "mmm, delicious", while licking his lips. This boy really melt my heart. Iffah cheated just by eating the cream cheese toppings. N iman said it was nice too, n wanted to give to her teachers. Ilmi? She just ate, as usual. :)
Just so u know, we went to Brunei, a day trip as we are only less than 30 mins to the border. No specific agenda, just to see how Brunei is n since most of our frens recommended us to try their sushi, we had our shot. Not so bad for a 1st timer. Papa, then, officiated his dual line kite that he bought during the international kite festival in Bintulu.




A card + a cake + a trip to brunei + a dual-line kite session + a sushi treat for him, n i get 3 bunga kantan in return (which let me believe it means i love u, eventhough i know they usually sell in a bunch of 3! Hahahha)
N the bunga kantans r safe in our tummy now after sacrificing their lives in the asam pedas, which was another thumbs up by Papa. Woot3...
Ok, enuf of bragging how good u cook, ibu. Wanna know the secret? Whenever they say its not nice or it didnt taste good, just say this is our rezeki for today, we shouldn't complaint. Hahaha.. Well, at least the kids learnt it the right way, dont u think?
But somehow, u can tell from their face if it is really not nice. How can they lie to a mother, u tell me? :ppp
Btw, HAPPY 31st BIRTHDAY PAPA!!! We love u more n more everyday :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

New place, new environment

U had been badly abandoned. U hav no idea how i'd missed u. My fingers had been dying to meet the keyboards. My sincere apology to u, dear blog.

I no longer bloghopping nowadays. Crazily reading the fb updates, instead. News, online shopping, life stories, politics, homeschooling, tips etc.

Apart from that, i'm tremendously busy with my new home at the moment. Putting everything in place, getting the daily rhythm, establishing the routines. Yes, we'd moved. Hence, the abandon-ness. Alhamdulillah the kids really love this new environment n adapting very well.

My blogging skill needs to be polished. I feel a bit rusty. Perhaps i'll brush it off with a short n frequent updates. I'll do my best, inshaAllah.



Oh, this girl is already 1yo! Man, time flies, fast.

P/s:Do buzz me, whenever u r in Miri, will u!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

To the island we go!!!

This took place a week b4 GE13. Another impromptu. Blame me as I didn’t know that it was a long weekend. Long weekends had always been at the back of my head during my working days n now I couldn’t care less. Haha! So, there’s the impromptu.
 
Telling ourselves to hop on the east coast islands is our annual event. Getting there had always remained as a wish. We planned n cancelled and planned again and cancelled. Why, hmm, well, just to give ways to our babies.
 
Nhow, we planned it a day b4 our departure, err, less than 24hrs, I would say. Crazy, yes. That’s the beauty of staying at home, u can pack during day time! But u have to tolerate the price hike.
 
Packing was tough. Everything needed to be minimized as we’ll be walking most of the time. No strollers, of course. Can’t imagine it, at first. I have to remind myself, I cant expect it’s like Langkawi. It’s a small island. It’s Perhentian! Why we chose it, because Papa said it is the most exquisite island at the east coast n we r running out of time to go to any other islands. So, we chose the best. N it was! Judging by the timer, of course.
 
Bringing small kids on the boat was alarming, plus a do-not-know-how-to-swim mom. But the excitement kills it, for the kids of course. Just let the adults handle the fear. I almost dropped my jaw upon reaching the island. It was breathtaking! The kids were very excited to see the fish clearly. Owh, it was crystal clear! I’d sooo wished I can jump into the sea. I’d soooooo wished. If only I know how to swim. If only I am brave enough!
 
So, what did we do there? Basically, anything outdoor. We just get back to our room to wash up n sleep. That’s it. We checked in in the afternoon, placed our bags n out for food n saying hi to the beach from 3 pm to almost dusk. The crystalline water and the clean sands were too good to be missed. N masyaAllah, the kids got along with the beach so well, including my little dumbbell :) I know they were tired, but they didn’t even bother. N that has made our night activities were just dinner n recharge time.
 
Being fully recharged had made us jumped out of bed on the next day n off to the beach again the minute the sun started to peek. We’d mingled with the nature; swam, snorkeled (though I’d almost drown) and greeted the sea creatures, sand-castling, soon after we’d settled with our breakfast till midday. We’d paused for a couple of hours to refresh ourselves n out for food and the beach again. Had our boat tour and real sea snorkeling session for papa and our final beach session. Papa witnessed the sharks and vibrant fishes whilst we just said hi to a turtle and the fishes from the boat. What a moment! Later that night, Papa treated us with a great finale dinner. Voila! Then, we tucked the kids to bed, pack our stuff and on the next day, catch our 8 am boat.
 
Waiting for the boat at Kuala Besut
 
See, we  had to walk all the way. Owh, this is Perhentian Island Resort.
 
 Ilmi suddenly turned into a big eater. She ate n ate n ate like nobody's business
 
As we didn't bring our car, Papa made 1 for us.
 
Our boat tour, snorkelling n saying gudbyes
 
We'll meet u again, insha Allah
 
N what we’d turned ourselves into? Sunburnt, big grins n contented campers. :)

P/S: We didn't bring our camera. All piccas r just from the phone. :( Well, better than nothing.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

.......

N yes, we went back to our hometown to vote. The 1st time ever for me. Im doin this for my kids n for my country n of course for Islam. It's sad to see what we r turning ourself into. Fitnah, bad-mouthing n all sort of acts that actually pulling our mindset down. We r heading ourself to a 3rd class mentality. It is sad when people can easily trust the any corridor news n take it seriously. Come on people, wake up n do ur study. Find a reputable source. There r lots of macai out there, from any party n dont let us be one of them. All of us have a gud head on our shoulder n just ignore those people. Dont spread any info if u cant guarantee the truth. Spread positivity, instead. Please, jgn jd org jahil.




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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

At this hour

Suddenly i feel like writing. Baby monitor is here, the playroom is up to the way it supposed to be. N we resumed on sleeping in their own room.
 
Just so u know, we'd moved out to a bigger house. Still in Kertih n still renting n yet we r truly happy, alhamdulillah :) We might practice another round of (tiring) packings n unpackings anytime soon but u gotta do what u gotta do. Life goes on, u can plan but Allah has better plans for u.
 
The kids r doing great, alhamdulillah. Iman can read simple words now, n still can be relied on whenever i'm short of hand. Ilham catch up pretty fast as well, more towards memorizing n im fine with it, diaperless during bedtime n he is in a smell-phase now. He practically asks whenever he smell sth, just like Iman b4. Iffah shows gud response towards her school after a series of i-hate-school drama. N she talks, a lot! Cheeky, of course. I would say that she is independent yet soft-hearted.
 
Ilmi is growing healthily-clingy but getting easier to be handled. She can sit now!! Boy, she is my dumbbell. N perhaps, she's the reason why people said i'm getting skinnier. Read skinnier not slimmer, ok. Papa said i'm aneroxic n that's sooo exagerating! Hahaha... Nway, we had to opt for a baby walker for her. Never had 1 b4. She loves it, erm, for 20 mins the most! Hahaha... Well, at least i dont need to carry her along while i'm cooking. Oh, she loves me. A LOT. She's no longer bottlefed n my ebm r remained untouched:( why? because she loves me :)
 
N me, still coping with the kids. I'm yet to establish an organized routine as plan since things didnt turn out the way i planned it to be. Nvm, as i said earlier, i believe Allah has better plan for us. Alhamdulillah, some of the key agenda r being materialized. Let's just jot down the agenda n we shall juggle with the time. N owh, we'd resumed on homeschooling too. Not so taxing n more towards impromptu sessions. At least thats better than nothing :)
 
Nhow, some piccas from my collections just to reminisce our moments :)
I love to dress them like a twin. Haha.. They r enjoying it for the time being. :)
This picca was taken in Cameron Highlands during our impromptu vacay.
Iffah said those thorny creatures r durians. Hahaha.
Father n son in Putrajaya during another impromptu session.
Elder 3 were amazed with the balloons.
Steady, intan payung, steady :)
 
So, there u go, dear blog. I see u when i see u. Hahaha...
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