Monday, June 18, 2012

Adding colors to our lives

I'm at 30 weeks n I just hav no idea what to expect. Usually, by this time, I had already prepared my gears for confinement as well as for the baby. Or at least, I had already hav a checklist on things to do, to bring etc. but I didn’t put that into practice at this point of time.

My future seems a bit blur, at least starting nx yr. I planned to enroll Elder 2 at our preferred kindergarten but had to cancel it as it will be closed starting nx yr. There are several other options but I’m just not willing to go thru the experience of sending them to new school and to expect the unexpected. Yeah, I’m being complacent n that’s not good. Knowing that Papa’s mobility is part of his career development, I do hav to prepare for that, changing schools, packs n unpacks n so on.

I think I’m prepared for that eversince I tendered from P*TR*NAS. But now that we hav been living ‘ere for the past 5 years, as much as I impatiently been wanting to move out, my heart somehow has settled.

Perhaps I’ve give up in putting hopes. Perhaps I’ve give up in future planning. Perhaps I’ve been rigidly planning. Or perhaps, I’ve been doing the same routine throughout the 5 yrs. Perhaps I do need a change. Doing sth extra or sth that I’ve not been doing. Hav a twist in my career path, let’s say. Venture into sth new no matter how hard it’s gonna be. Well, at least it’s gonna add colors to my life.

Yeah, let’s go for that.

Owh, Papa is back n the kids are way beyond happy (as if I’m not). They know that they can do sth extra once Papa’s home, not just the normal wakeup-shower-eat-nap-play-shower-sleep routine. I'm such a plain mom. Even kids know that they wanna add colors into their life. 

Even as simple as jumping into the pool at our compound can add colors into their lives n remains as fresh as ever. Kids are simply simple actually. 

p/s: let's pack, or at least prepare the checklist!!!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Papa had left for a week. Just for a week, yet we felt so lonely. N boring. Not only me but the kids as well. Elder 2 had been missing Papa since day 1. They confessed. Unlike Iffah. She was very cheerful n extremely occupied with her cant-u-see-that-I’m-superbusy-now-Ibu thingy. She always got sth on her plate. But not till yesterday when she woke up crankily n hate to be left alone until today. I guess she just started to have a feeling for Papa’s absence. I hope she will not be getting any fever or illnesses.

I'm busy fixing this meter, cant u see?

Haish… it’s just feel like ages. It’s not that we, (I in particular) were being left alone for the 1st time. We even passed the 5 weeks magnificently. But now it felt so long. No, it’s not the burden of handling the kids alone that I’m complaining about . The kids are all manageable, Alhamdulillah plus Kak Iman is very-very helpful most of the time n Ilham starts to compete with Kak Iman whenever I requested any of them to help me out. It's just about the absence. Even in the middle of the nite, it’s kinda difficult for me to have some deep-sleep.

NPapa felt the same too. He just needs to make sure himself occupied. I even asked him to start surveying for the most affordable home & living store for our house. Wink2~~ but he refused to do it alone coz I’m not around. N how sweet is that? Or perhaps because he has nobody to argue with throughout the survey! Hahahaha…

Superclingy Abang Besar 

Argghhh… we r just spoiled anak-beranak..

P/S: N now that my fren has not been replying my email since last week (or two), I felt even lonelier. Yeah, u shud be guilty as charged. Hahahaha... I just lurve to provoke her… ;p

P/S II: Lonelier? Is there such word?

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

I baked! Finally~~~

But only bread butter pudding & its custard sauce. Wayyyy, wayyyyy from RV or Rainbow or current drooling cake, Hokkaido Chiffon Cake. Jadilaaa…

Things that we need are

6 slices day-old bread

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups milk

1/2 cup white sugar (initially ¾ but I reduced it as I know it will be pretty sweet. Besides, I’ll be serving with the custard sauce. So it will double the sweet)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (but I didn’t put this as couldn’t find it in the market shelf. I bet it will nicer with it)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How I did it

1. I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. I tore the bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter over the bread and sprinkle with raisins.

3. I had beaten the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla until well mixed n poured it over the bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.

4. N bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

The sauce was pretty easy. I just heated up a can of Ideal milk with 2 tablespoon of custard powder n 2 tablespoon of sugar until it turned a bit sticky.

Iman said it was delicious but she ate only 1 & a half slice of it. So I’m not sure either IT IS delicious or she just wants to please me. Owh, she can be a sweet talker sometimes. But she can really tell me off too.

Hmm, I shud arrange sometime for sewing, sorting old clothes n make over plak. Wee~~

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