You know, I always promised myself to go back to bed after Subuh prayer during the weekends, but you know what, I just realised, the good weekend morning is the only ME time :)
Tenangkan tengok si kecik ni tido.. kalau jage adoiii... tak duduk diam..
Well, actually I have planned along with my sister to hunt for baju raya today. You know what, hubby bought himself and the son 4 pasang baju melayu.. Damn.. it gonna be crazy for me to match those colors and not to forget the money that im gonna spend!!
Since my early childhood, most of the time, my parents only bought ready made baju raya and that is the reason I have never sent any kain to tailor up until now.. heheh i mean seriously, wanted to do this year, together with naz, but at the end, I decided to just buy the ready made baju raya.. But i strongly feel, ready made baju raya is much much cheaper compared to tailor made baju raya. just imagine kain je dah berape kan, upah jahit lagi. I understand that plain baju raya can goes up to RM120 (or is it even more??) and if you add more beads or whatsoever it can goes to few hundreds.. man, tak mampu i..
And thats the reason I always adore those who loves sewing especially younger generation nowadays susah nak cari, one that i know is my own cousin - Kak Didik and her skills getting better and better. You can view her artwork here Oh ya, my mum pun pandai jugak. Langsir, cadar, baju kurung, baju melayu semua bagai kat rumah tu dia jahit. My father has once told me that my mum sewed baju melayu for him during hari raya way back during their Uni days in US. kan kan.. and me on the other hand, saya adalah mempunyai tangan yang sangat keras dan tidak berseni..
I enrolled to sewing class before, but only half way since I couldnt find my passion on it. Nak masuk kan jarum belum tentu pass 100%, but hehe Allah jadikan jodoh kite bersebab, salah satu sebab nyer, Encik Emran boleh jahit, so there you go, ape bende yang terkoyak, dialah tukang jahit nyer.. and his skills is far better than mine ok.. Sian dia, berape kali mintak bile i nak jahitkan baju untuk dia.. :) Kite jahit kat kedai je lah yer.. Nasib baik lah mak mertua I bukan tukang jahit ke ape, hahahaha..Kalau tak malu besar la kan..
So, ade satu blog ni, dia pun suke jait jugak, and it looks so lovely with her fresh ideas. One of the item that I like is the hp pouch, why?? because i dont have any.. haha, ye ye iphone saya adalah togel begitu sahaja tanpa berbaju.. I bought one before but later dia punya zip dia terputus and until now I didnt buy any hp pouch to replace it. :) If only i could grab her hp pouch :) Yes yes, this is part of the contest that Dayang is organized.. Click here for more details..
Dan apakah ini, ini adalah chocolate chip yang saya buat semalam bukan untuk raya, tapi untuk berbuka puasa.. Raya kuih tunjuk jer :) Tak sempat nak simpan, sorang sorang dok datang dapur melahap.. Tak pe lah memang buat untuk makan pun.. Yang ni i tak malu mengaku, sedap :) but thinking of nak goreng groundnuts tu.. aahh... Ada orang nak order tak untuk raya., tapi harge tak tau hahahha
Sorry for the non stoppable contest entry, well I could not resist the temptation of not joining the contest, since most of it based on luck and the best part, no slogan is required like any normal contest organized by reputable Company.
So, Zieha - http://zieha-myworld.blogspot.com/2009/08/candid-giveaway-contest.html is organizing her first giveaway in celebrating her birthday, but err not to sure yang ke berape.. heheh tak announce pun Zieha hehehe :) What she wants us to is to post a candid picture and yes it is quite challenging to search for Candid pictures since most of our pictures are safely save in external hard drives which I seriously dont know where Mr. Hubby keeps it.
And finally, I found this picture taken at my mum's friend Hari Raya open house last year. Ape tu, itu adalah ABC - Ais Batu Campur, ya da ya da.. I know it is NO NO NO ice for Emir but tak pe lah once a while, I allow him to taste that another sweet Malaysian delicacy.. and yes, kiterang tak posing pun -- eh you think Emir nak posing macam ni, tak de nyer.. Actually this is one of all time my favorite pictures sebab 1st it is a candid and secondly it shows the bonding between the mother and son..
So Zieha ade can tak??
On a related note, err ade orang tanye, ape resipi chocolate tu. err malu jugak sebenarnyer, sebab tak de lah sedap mane pun, sebab main belasah je kan, my sister said, its too big for a chocolate and muak sikit.. so kalau kate anda nak buat silalah campurkan cocoa butter sikit and tambah fresh milk banyak banyak sikit.. Ini adalah resipi belasah saya ok, please assist me as well if you encounter any missing ingredients
310 gm chocolate
1/4 cup of fresh milk
few almond nuts ker, ape2 nuts la - ni masuk mase dalam mould tu, care nak masuk, tekan gune garpu or sudu masuk dalam chocolate, kalau tak nanti dia timbul..
Sebelum sebelum tu, lepas ni, setiap kali nak bukak entry, I akan masuk satu contest.. alang alang kan.. seronok seronok..
http://chocville.blogspot.com/ is organizing an online contest to name her new website. No slogan is required, what you do, you just need to suggest the best name to describe Chocville as a whole. So here is my suggestion..
i suggest www.1-choc.com (sebab 1choc dah ade orang amik domain ni)
name nyer pun senang nak ingat, nak gambar kan malaysia, ape tah lagi kan, nak nak sekarang ni semua pasal 1 malaysia, 1 ni pulak means yang terbaik, tercanggih, so sesuai la untuk choc you yang paling best kan (hehe kaki kipas kene lah ade sikit).. budak budak pun senang sebut and I bet orang pun senang nak ingat.. yer tak tuan-tuan dan puan-puan..
1-choc pun i rase not only keMalaysia-an but commercial name pun ade jugak.. Ok tak??
Ok back to reality..
Over la saya ni, tak tau nape makin rajin pulak bertukang-tukang dekat dapur.. Shh.. orang kate, orang rajin jangan ditegor. :D
Semalam masak habis awal, so dalam hati memang dah bercadang-cadang nak buat chocolate, tapi tak tau bile, so there you go.. Tengok tengok chocolate ade, shortening memang ade, fresh milk pun ade, tapi cocoa butter tak de..
Tapi tak pe, belasah je lah.. Resipi, errr main tibai sendiri.. so nak kasik cover sedap, I letak almond nuts and pistachio huhu..
Tapi banyak kene practise lagi.. but as a first timer with my own recipe, I think I am quite satisfied..
Hubby said -- "ok ok, ade rase chocolate" hehehe..
Note to myself: Jangan diusik-usik chocolate tu, nanti dia tak cantik bile dah sejuk..
Guess how much AlsoMommy spend staying at Kuching Park Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak for 5Days/4Nights. Jom join for fun... click here for the link
My answer: RM690 :)
Anyway, another home made cupcakes, huhu, ingat balik keje tak sempat..pergi kedai lagi, sampai rumah pun dalam 530 macam tu, tapi disebabkan mendapat gen my mum yang sangat cepat di dapur, walaupun saya still agak slow jugak, i managed to squeeze my time cooking the main menu (pegedil, sayur and ikan bakar) + butter cuppies with chocolate rice, siap sempat settle semua by maghrib.. hehhe
Tapi paling best, dalam kepala dok pikir, sape nak makan, im sure Encik Husband pun dah jemu, hehe kalau dia ambik pun setakat dua tiga, err amik nak sedapkan hati bini dia.. yang i pulak sampai macam ade 10 orang kat rumah ni..
Neighbours tak dak, i think semua bukak puasa kat luar..
Pikir punyer pikir..
Bukankah ramai di office?? termasuk mereka mereka yang bercuti cuti, yeah!!
Salam Ramadhan kepada semua. Moga-moga Ramadhan kali ini diberikan lebih keberkatan kepada kita untuk lebih dekat kepada Nya.. Jangan puasa jer, tapi bende lain tak buat.. No no no :)
Sebelum itu, saya minta maaf kepada semua isi rumah saya, termasuk adik adik saya, jiran jiran saya dan sesiapa sahaja yang berdekatan dengan saya memandangkan saya tengah menggemukkan mereka dalam bulan puasa ini. Ya, saya tengah crazy buat cupcakes :)
Note: Tidaklah jangan lepas ini letak apa-apa buah atas cupcakes sebab juice dia buat cupcakes tu cair, nak nak bile atas melted fondant ni.. Emir sangat suke ini, ditelannya sepinggan
Chocolate cupcakes.. Its not burning yeah.. itu adalah kerana saya letak extra extra melted chocolate.. Emir sangat suke ini.
Percubaan dengan Vanila topping dengan bantuan Emir..
Dan ini adik adik saya kate paling sedap, Blueberry cupcakes... Yang tukang letak bunga bunga itu adalah dengan bantuan anak teruna saya..
Dan ini adalah percubaan saya mase first day Ramadhan, Nasi Bukhari gaul sekali dengan daging kambing, hmmm.. :)
Adakah saya menggemukkan mereka? hehe bukan mereka saya juga :p
Ooo.. selamber jer balik UK tak bagi tau kakak awak yang tembam lagi gedempol ni..
Tapi Encik Saffuan ni laa yang paling kamceng ngan sayer... ye laa mane tak nyer, beze setahun je, kalau dulu mase kecik-kecik dulu Encik Saffuan jadi saya punyer tukang test, kalau saya nak jadi tukang gunting rambut, dia la jadi "customer" saya.. hahah, kalau saya nak kurus, dia la tolong kempiskan badan saya dekat almari :p
Sekarang dah besar panjang dah, makin besar dia makin tak best, huhu, orang tido dia jage, orang jage dia tido, bile nak borak kan.. hehehe... ntah bile laa dia nak kawin.. huhu, eh sebelum tu, entah bile laa nak amik lesen kerete ni,. ish ish ish Macam mane pun, Encik Saffuan, Selamat Ulangtahun yang ke26.. dah tua okeh..
Sorry readers, i just couldnt help myself :p, ya ya im supposed to cook for dinner, and hubby is back and he justtttttttttttttt bought a new mountain bike bicycle.. aiyoo Abang Mi, dah ade orang ikut jejak langkah anda...
Sape nak join contest ni boleh pergi link kat sini, tapi tarikh tutup dia hari ni, nasib lah sempat, menang tak menang tak pe, janji nak lepas gian masuk masuk contest ni :p..
nama anda & pasangan....
Wan Faziatul Amira Wan Mohd Salleh & Emran Mohd Tamil
nama baby & umur....
Muhammad Emir Rasyid bin Emran berumur 3tahun satu bulan 17 hari as of 15 August 2009 :)
bila foto nie diambil & di mana....
Tahun lepas bulan lapan, dekat rumah jer..
kenapa pilih foto nie erk.....
Mase ni baru je balik dari Senior School Asia Pacific, 4 hari pergi, dan pertama kali lah tinggalkan Emir dengan bapaknya, so mase balik tu, Encik Suami asyik asyik cakap nanti balik rumah jangan marah. Mule mule ingat, sure rumah macam dah tunggang langgang, so tawakal je la kan.. sekali masuk rumah, rupenyer ruang tamu dah dijadikan tempat shooting pulak. Penat penat pun terpaksa lah berposing huhuhu... First time rumah jadi tempat photoshoot, Emir pulak sibuk nak jadi photographer, so gambar yang nampak dia tengok camera sangat la sikit peratusan nyer, dan ini adalah antara gambar-gambar yang berjaya...
Here I am, leaving my son's behind, not really actually, he is playing the ooh-aah games at PlayHouse Disney Asia website. i thought wanna fold all the one week clothes, but hehe, hubby's laptop is so irresistable kan..
So, I browse and blog hopping one blog after another, and I found one interesting online contest from iburikazz, ape lagi la kan, saya kan hantu contest.. Eh, anyway, iklan sikit, I did organize my first mini contest at my other blog Ibu Emir Shopping Centre but the funny thing is, only one is joining, so its look like, she is gonna win hahah :)
Tukar bahasa pulak..
Ini adalah gambar saya, suami saya dan anak kesayangan saya Emir. Mase ni Emir baru nak masuk 5 bulan. ni raya tahun 2006. Mase ni kat rumah mak sedara Encik Emran dekat Melaka. Cermin ni, Encik Emran kate cantik kalau nak ambik gambar, so kiterang pun ambik lah, tengok-tengok, saya pun suke bile amik gambar..
Dan selepas itu, kejadian tak diingini telah berlaku, di mana cermin ini telah menjadi mangse kepada kami bertiga, kire macam dah ditakdirkan cermin ni jadi trademark kiterang setiap tahun. hahah, dan maksudnya kiterang tak boleh laa tak beraya rumah mak sedara Encik Emran heheheh
Yang ni pulak mase raya tahun 2007, Emir dah setahun 4 bulan macam tu.. mase tu semua sedonondon hijau :), Emir rambut dia dah start panjang..
dan ini Raya tahun 2008, kali ni bukan si Emir yang rambut panjang, bapak dia pulak yang berambut panjang.. biru lagi baju ny
Tahun 2009, nak cari baju color lain pulak lah, actually ade kain color hijau, tapi malas nak pergi hantar tailor, kemungkinan saya nak pergi hunt baju color coklat pulak.. :) Ok tak Encik Emran..
Perasan tak ape persamaan semua gambar -gambar ni, saya mesti belah kiri, Papa mesti kene pegang kamera dan ibu mesti kene dokong Emir..
Tapi yang paling penting, kiterang harap harap la, jangan lah Mak Lang Emran pergi buang cermin ni, hehehe, kalau tak haaa habislah trademark kiterang..
Thousand apologize cos I have rejected few comments for the below entry which relates to the insructor except for Puan Asiah, since I really like her point.. Yes, it just a place where I can express everything inside this "small" brain..
Anyway, here is the picture of Emir's first baking project. He told me that this is my birthday cake :) The color pencils are the candles. He called it as Banana cake, ye ye itu adalah kerepek pisang Rizal yang sedap itu :p And seriously, I dunno where he gets this idea.
Teaching may sound like an easy job but it is as tough like any other job around the globe. Having said that, it is not a job well-suited everyone as it requires passion to educate people. Being a teacher, you have to expect that some of the students are not the excellent student, and therefore a teacher has to mold the future in the class.
I always believe that a teacher regardless whether you are as a teacher, lecturer or intructor is "ibarat lilin yang menerangi alam", I dont know how to translate it in English. I remembered when I was a lecturer, I always received "funny" questions from them, but guess what, I love students who asked questions especially Malaysian students tend to avoid asking questions.
And yes, this is my honest confession. I have never treated any single question as stupid question.
Anyway, I was having a whole day training today. The topic was tax planning, yes it is very wide scope. Sorry Pisah and Naz I lied to both of you today :), I woke up very early in the morning today just to equip myself with the materials and familiar with some laws and Public Rulings.
But yes, since the topic is very wide scope, I dont really know where to focus and end up I was not mentally prepared. But, I do have in my mind to ask one question which I really wanted to ask a long time ago, so here I thought, since the training will be only attended by my peers (all experienced seniors), so it is no harm and tak malu lah nak tanye soalan.
And yes, before I asked that question, I keep asking myself whether I should or should not asked that question, and there you go, after ten slides (if Im not mistaken), I raise my hands and asked the question that I really wanted to know for years. Why? before, i clearly remember that my partner asked me that question and I failed to answer, that time when I was still a staff. Ok lah fair enough, I pun for so many years, didnt bother to ask around.
Oh, in case you are wondering what question. It is about Retir*ement Gra*tuity. Many of my colleagues have had the chance to experience the real case in understanding the calculation of the above topic but I am not.
Yeah, I know that time I was just like sangat sangat idiot and joker in the class, but I dont care, cos I just wanted to learn, but not until when the instructor directly said to me in front of everyone
"Mira, I am surprised that you ask that question"
It was like a bullet shot right to my heart. Ish makan hati tau, seriously makan hati. I tahu lah i tak pandai, tak competent, low technical skills and whatsoever you want to name it, but is the training session is the time for you to develop yourself? I know I can always ask my peers, but since the manager is in front of me and I am free to ask, why not? Terus rase macam rendah diri sebesar semut. Entahlah, in the situation that when I was a lecturer, I would say "at least she asked if she is in doubt".
Then, I did asked another few questions and I get another two SAME remarks because of that, and yes, it just indicate to the instructor that I didn't prepare. But im quite ok compared to the above, since I was not totally bothered pun since i already did some mistakes.
Well, my hubby told me "Sebab tu, orang-orang macam tu tak boleh jadi lecturer"
Anyway, it just another frustation of mine that I would love to share. In case in the future or you are currently doing coaching and training session, please do not give any kind of remarks to your students / attendees as it is the easiest way to demotivate people.
Anyway, on a happier note, my twin (Puan Nurhana) has safely delivered a healthy baby weighing at 2.8kg at Gombak Medical Centre. Name pun sodapp!! Aleesya Farhana (is that how you spell??) Muke sebijik macam Acap, kuat betul baka Acap ni.. But Hana's mother told me that her hair looks like her mother (hana), rambut lebat gitu.. Sorry la gambar pun tak cun :)..
Emir during one of his breasfeeding session.. nampak tak dia nangis, sebab mak dia before tu tak nak bagi dia nyusu..
Venue: Ibu's house Date: 9 August 2009
I think now is the best time for Emir to stop breastfeeding and the best time for me to teach him how to stop. Yes yes, I know I should have done this earlier, I mean at least a year back. But im just not ready and I still can stand the longest hour in feeding time.
But now, I think the time is up especially the rows of his teeth dah macam gigi dracula.. hahaha, sakit woo..
So yesterday, with all determination walaupun a bit kesian, i applied butter around the area, you know what area lah kan :). i mean a lot!!
and this is what happened
"Ibu, i want kuku ibu" "ok" Si emir terus stop nyusu sambil mulut dia duk ketap ketap bibir and I couldnt stop laughing tapi still tahan lah "eh what happen emir" "i dont know, i want another one" -- he referred to another part. Thank God, I did applied the butter to both areas.
Dia pun start la nyusu and he stopped, sambil jilat jilat bibir dia. "Ha wat happen Emir" "I dont know, kuku ibu masham"
hahahhahaha.. mule lah dia start guling-guling tak dapat candu dia and I just ignored, i think after 30 minutes,
"Ibu, i want to try one more time"
But still, he couldnt get the same result.. hahaha. so i told him
"Emir dah big boy, sebab tu susu dah tak best" and he said "Why Emir dah big boy?" "Cos your hand, feet is growing, cer tengok semua dah besar"
and he slept i dunno for how many hours he spent golek sane golek sini, but at least he managed to sleep kan.. boleh pun..
- our third trip to Cameron - went there with my two sisters Ainaa and Ainun, Ainaa's friend and one of Mr. Husband's student - arrived at 130 am in the morning, quite scared during the journey - .. and we havent decide where to stay - Mr. Husband was responsible to ask one hotel after another - Equatorial penuh, Star Regency was quite expensive, budget hotels (most of the receptionist counter has closed), - FYI, we prefer to stay at an apartment since I can cook or watsoever - Lucky for us cos we met one of the hotel owner, Lucky Garden Hotel and we managed to get an apartment with 10 beds (terpakse :)) - PALING PALING SEJUK yang kiterang pernah pergi!! except the last day
Day 1 - Saturday (since hari jumaat tu pun settle down dah k ul 2 lebih kan)
Mr. Husband, Ainun and Mr. Husband's student (Moorali) woke up early in the morning. Actually the reason we were at Cameron Highlands was Mr Husband was keen to climb up the Gunung Cantek.
And Mr. Husband has successfully influenced Ainun and Moorali to join him. The rest--- zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :)
Strawberry Farm - Taman Agro
Later in the evening, we spent most of our time at Taman Agro since it was heavily rains and yes, teramat2 lah sejuk sejuk. Again, we were lucky and the owner too since Taman Agro provides rows of 50 sen nak-main-lagi-sila-tambah-duit-lagi and Emir was occupied for almost 2 hours there.
Day 2 - Sunday
Yer yer, I wore the same outfit :p and Mimi decided to wear the SAME baju.. cheh..
At Smokehouse with everyone
Sungai Palas Boh Tea Plantation, not sure where Mr. husband knows about this place, it was really isolate from the other tea plantation that I know, and to get there, please allow only expert driver to drive since the road is really really dangerous giler giler..
And down here are the pictures taken at Bharat Tea Plantation.. Emir sangatlah active since he loves the maze there.. hehehe The above picture was taken when Emir INSTRUCTED his father on how to snap his picture