Sunday, 30 December 2012

Please think of my best!!

Kak ros... 'sayang' adik dia..

Ok.. Kiss nowadays.. dah mula cakap macam skrip tv.. seriusly awkward but funny laa...

Situasi 1

Me, while munching my bihun goreng .. ignoring her completely
Kiss : mama, i need scissors.. nak buat butterfly
mama : emmm (mouth full with bihun)
Kiss : mama, pleasela mama.. please.. (showing me a piece of paper with butterfly templates she draw)
mama : emmm emmmm.. hisshh ( continue eating)
Kiss : mama.. pleassssssssssseeeeela..  guntingkan ni..
mama : nanti dah gunting, kiss nak gam pulak..!! tak payahlaa
Kiss : mama! Please think of my best!! think mama..think!! (wahh..marah betul)
mama : uhukk uhukk .. (tersembur my bihun,, skrip drama mana yang dia ikut ni?)

Me, stop eating ... terus helped her with the art and craft project dia tu..

Situasi 2

Me, while feeding her brother on the bed.

Mama : fakhry, nak susu ke tak ni.. jangan main mainla (me scolding the tot)
Kiss : Adik!! kenapa TAK FOKUS?? nak susu,minum.. jangan buat keje lainla..

issshh... tinggi vocab anak aku ni.. again, skrip mana dia ikut ni?

Situasi 3

sesi kejar mengejar suap Kiss makan..

Mama : Kiss, cepatlah makan.. bukak mulut tu..!!
Kiss : mama ni... penjahatlaa..
Mama : eh, apasal pulak..
Kiss : sebab... KEBENARANNNNNNN tak memerlukan makanan...
Mama : ???? wth..?
Papa : boboboi..
Kiss : betul betul betul
Mama : Upin Ipin
Kiss : Oh, mannn..!!
Mama : err .. (clueless skrip apa?) Cepatla makannnn..!!!

* gambar2 semua lawatan sambil belajar ke KLCC.. believe it or not, Kiss yang lebih lama duduk dalam stroller berbanding adiknya. dia asyik tak larat jalann je. yang si adik nak dukung2 je.
penat gile.. fakhry tak nak bibik dia dukung instead of me!! dahla papa dia tak ikut.. imagine i need to carry him 2hours dalam tu..haisshh.geram ngan budak cinonet ni haa!
babab kang!

but, i rather suffering sakit belakang daripada letting him to walk by himself..
jalan ikut suka hati diaaa je.. hilang nanti dik oiii. huhu

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Whip the cream up - Mushroom soup

So, i got plenty of whipping cream in my ice box.  ( Actually,  the remains of whipping cream, i stored it in the freezer rather than kat bawah tu.. sebab takut cepat rosak). So, i decided to try, mushroom soup. Again, sebab my kids

Browse the recipe in a very quick many ingredients were not in the pantry, but then just head to the kitchen.. decided to hentammmm sajelahh labu..

i used this kinda of mushroom. Bought the smallest packet from Giant.

So, this is the Chicken-Mushroom soup recipe, the version of mine.
Saute the garlics and some onions with butter + oil, put some chicken flesh and let it cook completely ya. Then, dump in the master ingredient, of course la the mushy meshy mushrooms. (Noticed, my mushrooms were blackening.. sebab i rendam dulu for a while, no worry its just teroksida je). Add some water from time to time.. sementara tunggu agak masak. Just a little bit je.

Then, put the cream in. its still in the block form, remember i stored it in the freezer. Taste it with salt and pepper.( okay, i omit the pepper..hehe, fakhry pun nak makan juga) i put some coriander leaf simply because i just used whatever i got in the icebox.

lets it cool.. or warm.. then blend it on!!.  Surprisingly easy as ABC, but the taste was wayyyy better than neither the store bought cans nor instant powdered forms mushrooms soups.  Atleast if u cook yourself u know, what is in the soups la kann..

*macam bagus. (siapa yang pernah order mushroom soup kat pizza hut untuk fakhry tuuu,hello??sorry, i'm desperate la masa tu..yelah, yelah.)(marah diri sendiri, pastu jawab sendiri balik, pastu sedapkan hati sendiri... oh, ini bukan blog orang gila ye)

They had it with boil pasta.. mamanye nak senang la tu.. campur sekali entree and main course,ish ish.

oh.. bila dah siap, i barula nak terfikir bagai,, is it 1 year tot, is ready to eat mushrooms.. cepat-cepat google and alhamdullilah boleh. hmm.. thought i share it here lah ye..

most western recipe mixed the mushroom soups with sweet potatoes or potatoes which i find is very clever of them. nantila, i try someday.. rugi tak campur tadi, sebab i got plenty of sweet potates in my pantry.huhu

For thousands of years, Eastern cultures have revered mushrooms’ health benefits.1 Mushrooms have long been celebrated as a source of powerful nutrients, but they can also help Americans meet the dietary recommendations set forth in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D.
Often grouped with vegetables, mushrooms provide many of the nutritional attributes of produce, as well as attributes more commonly found in meat, beans or grains. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients, including selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and more.
Read on to discover some of nature’s hidden treasures found in mushrooms.
White Button Nutritional Facts

Whip the cream Up! - Carbonara Pasta

Okay.. here goes my easy peasy recipe.. Kiss lover her carbonara spaghetti so much. We ordered her the spaghetti everytime when we dine in  at any western restaurant. Now, her brother seems to follow the sister, obviously he loves the carbonara sauces too.

This is so basic recipe  i usually used for the kids. 
Recipe very funny.. sebab i nak habiskan whipping cream.
Actually it should be cooking cream ye..

Boil the pasta  to ala dante. ( i tak, because fakhry pun makan, so rebus lama sikit). Toast it. I grated some carrots, ni patut takde ni.. tapi takkan takde sayur kan..  just put some fibrela. Guys, pleaseee pay some respect to the food pyramid ..ok

First, sautee some garlics with butter + olive oil. Then put the chicken in ( or any source of protein). Lets it cook for few minutes. Dump in the pasta and grated carrots. Stir around and pour some creams. Tastes it with salt and pepper. Siap!!

2 serving for kakak and adik.

Ha, daun ketumbar jangan dilupa.. apa, daun parsley? emm...  jarang la beli daun omputih2 ni. hehe.

ps-  i'm so gonna put the recipe in the new label call "recipe magic"..sbb its kinda cheating recipe then siap.. macam magic and macam syok sendiri pun ade juga.. ohooho

Friday, 21 December 2012

Office Affair anyone?

Taking my breath deeply.. hold for the few seconds, i brave myself to dial her number. After triple beeping sounds, she answered awkwardly. Maybe because she didn't recognize my number as i used my home's.

"alin (not real name,cheh macam bagus), k.fiza ni...apa khabar?"
"oh,, akak..kejap ye."

from the sound, i learned that she is moving away from her workstation, maybe this is not the right time, i meant what was i thinking calling her during this hour, but i was told not to call her at home, which was giving me no choice.

A minures after, she get back to me.. (she was already somewhere better to chat, i guess) and the conversation started checking out her new workplace's environment. Flawlessly, i ask 'the' question.. then the serious part began...

She told me everything.. "i always knew he close to her, but never expect they falling into each other".. "i was just trying to be positive on their relationship, but my ignorance was trapping me back". "i just didn't know what to do, and now it was all too late,kak". "they are planning for their 'moon and stars', and the girl insist hubby to divorce me." yup, her hubby is having an affair, to be specific 'cinta satu pejabat'.

She was all sobbing while blaming herself for no reasoans and i was not helping at all neither, because i kept emotionally cursing the couple. Being me, always talking my heart out instead of the brain,erkk. Yeah right, i make it worst the situation. what a 'great' councellor i can be?

How could he? I meant the couple (alin n hubby) had been through hell a lots, togather, few years as a love birds before getting married to each other, first daughter passed away before delivery, and they just got their 2nd few months back.
kesian kat anak.. ya, allah.. besarnya dugaan dia at the age of 28? pernah pantang sendiri tanpa baby and now dah ada anak.. husband terkinja-kinja kejar pompuan. After all this hassles, suddenly she is no longer your soulmates,huh?

actually, i didn't have any good advice for her... this was my third time witnessing myself this 'cinta satu pejabat' ni. First, while i was just a freshie back then at Ipoh. The husband, which was my superior decided to divorce his wife to marry our collegue, just like that. Second, while working few years back, but this time was a little bit better (is it ok to classify like that?) the hubby decided to do polygamy.

i guess the long period, 8-10 hours a day while in the office, 5 days a week with limited annual leaves, able to lead with such situations. Yet still, it is not acceptable to me. Na'uzubillah.

I pray my best for her.. Nothing much to help, except doa yang terbaik untuk mereka. Guys, please think about your newborn before making any decision, isthikarah lah wahai si lelaki.. siapakah "Hawa" yang Allah sedia kan untukmu?

This is so random entry, but i just found out myself waking up in the middle of the night, thinking about her.

I mailed this to her today.. hopefully, sedikit sebanyak membantu.. thought to share it here..
(sorry,just letak terjemahan je.. sbb dah konfius cemana nak copy masuk blog ayay quran ni, asik tak jadi je,, saya budak baru belajar)


Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Bersabarlah kamu (menghadapi segala kesukaran dalam mengerjakan perkara-perkara yang berkebajikan), dan kuatkanlah kesabaran kamu lebih daripada kesabaran musuh, di medan perjuangan), dan bersedialah (dengan kekuatan pertahanan di daerah-daerah sempadan) serta bertaqwalah kamu kepada Allah supaya, kamu berjaya (mencapai kemenangan).


Mereka juga ialah yang diberitahu oleh orang-orang (pembawa berita) kepada mereka: "Bahawa kaum (kafir musyrik) telah mengumpulkan tentera untuk memerangi kamu, oleh itu hendaklah kamu gerun kepadanya". Maka berita itu makin menambahkan iman mereka lalu berkata: "Cukuplah Allah untuk (menolong) kami, dan Ia sebaik-baik pengurus (yang terserah kepadaNya segala urusan kami)".


Allah Maha Lembut tadbirNya (serta melimpah-limpah kebaikan dan belas kasihanNya) kepada hamba-hambaNya; Ia memberi rezeki kepada sesiapa yang dikehendakiNya (menurut peraturan yang telah ditetapkan), dan Dia lah Yang Maha Kuat, lagi Maha Kuasa.

Ayat ni supaya orang suka dan sayang pada kita.

Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang beriman dan beramal soleh, Allah yang melimpah-limpah rahmatnya akan menanamkan bagi mereka dalam hati orang ramai perasaan kasih sayang

*all pics kredit to google images

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Cake Story

I always wanna bake a real cake complete with decorations and all, but of course for an amature like me, who dares to risk their cake in my hand.

Luckily, now that i have 3 persons around my life, the hubby, the daughter and the son which means 3 birthdays to be celebrated each year and 3 cakes need to be cut off after a birthday song's sang. Yup, they got no choice except to 'pasrah' with the baker and any possibilitiesof the cake's final result.

So, when finally Fakhry is nearly 365 days old, I decided to bake the chocolate cake layered with cream cheese frosting for him (macamlah dia nak makan sangat,kan). I had it sometimes ago at a friend's house and craving for them ever since.The rich chocolate cake and sweet sour cream cheese really did complement each other, atleast to my taste budsla.

I didn't had the specific recipe, but i knew the cake must be extra moist rich chocolatey cake (not spongy kinda cake) and the cream cheese frosting smells leomand..y.

I opted to choose the recipe from simply i used to bake this cake and satisfied with the result. Simply copy the recipe from the web.


2 cups white sugar ( i used 1 cup white sugar and another cup brown sugar)

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk (used powdered milk mix with a cup of water)

1/2 cup vegetable oil (i used sunflower oil)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Frosting

3/4 cups butter

1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder

5 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar (reduced to 2-3 cups)

2/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
2.Use the first set of ingredients to make the cake. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Stir in the boiling water by hand. Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.
3.Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.
4.To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa and confectioners' sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency.
5.Split the layers of cooled cake horizontally, cover the top of each layer with frosting, then stack them onto a serving plate. Frost the outside of the cake.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting any recipe is just the same except i substitutes vanilla with a squeeze of leamond juice

Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting


220gm packages cream cheese
1/2 cup salted butter at almost room temperature
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (i changed to leamond juice)


Whip together the cream cheese, butter, and extract until light and fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar and whip until smooth and fully incorporated.

I made the cake the day before, and frost them the next day.

Okay... this is the most fun part of making the cake is when to frost them up. I am nervous what if the cake turns yucky and slimy. Hubby not even helping at all, he kept saying that Secret Recipe is just nearby in case for plan B. Thanks dear, for your moral support,am really appreciates it.huh.

I used 9 inch pan cake. Cut it into 3 pieces and layered them with cream cheese. Masa belah je dah fail.. herottttttttt..*shy.

For outside of the cake i used the chocolate frosting all over the cake. To cover up all the "yucky but yummy" looking frosting tu, hehehe.. thanks to the cadbury chocolate stick to do the trick.

Unfortunately, dah beli dua bungkus pun tak cukuplah pulak.. Terror sangatlahhhhh buat estimation.

When,I just thought to make a quick visit to Giant, grabbing another pack of those sticks, Hubby selamba potong my Cadbury bar from the icebox and fill in the blanks. Redho jelah..

Dah berjaya cover tepi cake..mestila nak cover up yang sememeh kat atas pulak kan.. for the top of the cake, i just grated some cooking chocolate directly onto the cake.
Macam parut carrot je.. hehe.

Selesai sudah. Lets it refrigerate overnight for the cake and creams to incorporate each other.. Alhamdulillah.. the cake wasn't end up to Mr.Dustbin. Here goes the cake story.. Now, anybody dares to ask me bake, raise up your hand..!!!

Tak percaya lagi...dia dah setahun.. tak puass lagiii dukung2, riba2 baby..huhu.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Lotus Desaru

Tips my frens upon making reservation to Lotus Desaru:

* please ask for Block A. its near to everything except the lobby (who cares, u only need it when checking in and out only). Near to the water theme park, beach, restaurant and cafe, gym and all the facilities.

* To Avoid, Ask wether they are having big scale guests like any family day, conducting teenagers bootcamp etc or else you will end up with long que and big crowd during breakfast and fighting for other facilities.

* Please bring proper swimming suits both for kids and adults, the pool guard can be quite strict with the policy,especially at the pool near the beach tu. blahhlaaa.. Ingat ni Hawaii Resort ke ape..? Ni malaysia la, sunway lagoon pon ok je minah2 arab turun pakai jubah bagai...pakai seluar panjangla dalam tu. takde nak tiup whistle pun. Blaaahhh.Blaaahhhh.Blahhhh.

But surprisingly the dress code policy was not apply at the water theme park.. i tengok releks je orang mandi pakai T-shirt and Treck. Ntah ape ntah..

* we rent a 3rooms apartment which includes in the package were 6 coupons for adult breakfast and 6 passes to water theme park and pool. But if you happened to bring more persons (like us) just ask them for extra passes upon checking in.In our case, i berjaya mintak lebih without additional payments, 5 extra passes.

oh,Still no worries if you were placed as far as Block M like us, they provided shuttle services every single minutes.. taking you to the pool, cafe etc. Fakhry addicted naik shuttle niii... ber-round2 kitaorang pusing,hehe.Jakun.ffg

They let us checked in at 1pm++, okaykan.. instead of official checking in time by 3pm.

Okay enjoy the pictures...

we book for 3 rooms apartment since my brother se-family will join us. Kiss suka ati, her cousins dah sampai..riuhhh babe.

Quite spacious la the room.. 1 room with king bed, 1 room with 2 super single bed and another room with a queen bed. Tapi another room tu tak snap gambar sbb opah sedang test tilam..errk.

The living hall. Noticed the ice box at the corner. The sofa is quite comfy too.

Abaikan beg tangan acu tu. Cer tengok penyapu and penyodok sampah tu.. Penting ye, nasib disediakan.. sebab everytime balik from the beach and swim, kena sapu, abiss berpasir2 satu rumah.

Fakhry je check bawah katil, while everybody checking out the apartments.

Unfortunately, i lupa nak snap dining hall and the small kitchen. They provided us kettle and microwave. Next time i bawak maggi jelahhh.. Just heat in that box.

Kiss swimming with her cousin Luqman. But Alif, tak nak mandi... Diaorang mandi sampai garing... tengah panas kan.. counting times masa ni, nak checkout 12pm.

While waiting for breakfast.. walk around the resort and beach... Kiss tu nampak luqman, cepat2 nak pergi juga..

Kiss gloomy face upon checking out.. Macamnilah muka dia evertime we checked out from any hotel... sedihhh je.Pastu nangis2 dalam kereta.. dah paham sangat dahh.

Okay.. tak banyak gambar. sebab i je ade effort nak snap2 gambar ni. Nak harap hubby.. jauhhhhhla.kalau dia pegang camera memang takdela gambar. asik lupa manjang. I lepas beranak pon amik gambar baby sendiri tau.. heheh. i dont mind.. asalkan ade gambar kenangan sudahhh.

On the way balik singgah the famous JPO tu.. Just to check out je and get a quick lunch.. Then, bermulalah perjalan balik KL yg sayupppp tu..

The Desaru's Castle and "Papa" on the Swing

Eventhough, It was just a short holiday trip 3days and 2 nights to Desaru whilst Hubby had a meeting at Pasir Gudang, the kids still had so much fun from the vacation.
Of course its all because Atuk, Opah, Acu and some of their cousins joined togather for the trip.

Kiss and her Acu.. sayup mata memandang

This was our 2nd time to Desaru for this year, thanks to Darling Hubby having so much meetings down here, hence our family vacations were always be here.:P.Besarlah kemungkinan tahun depan kami bercuti kesini juga.

The first night we slept at Desaru Damai. An antics resorts.. full with story and once was glory. Its rhyme, eh. Yelah, once during 1980s the resort was rated up to 5 star resort.... mgmt gaduh gaduh, owner blah, resort left out, bats and creepy crawlies checking in, Kejora takeover, fixed here and there..and after years.. pooh!!! welcome guestsss!:).heheh

Atuk la cerita, dia kan suka interview semua orang.. tak kira bila and dimana jua.. asal usul resort pun dia sempat selidik, wah wah..

Okay.. lets the pichas tell the story mory morning glory..

Kiss checking out 'The vintage room'.. tapi sukerla hotel dulu-dulu ni.. floor carpet,big balcony facing sea, spacious room, every room with bath tub.. hotel skarang yang baru kena banyak star baru dapat bilik besar kann.. we got ours twin room.. ade pintu masuk bilik opah..yeay!Bolehla kecoh-kecoh..gaduh-gaduh,eh.

In the evening while waiting for the sunset. Fakhry enjoying the breeze.. then sebokk nak tolong his sister building the Sand Castle!!

To the rescue, Papa datang with recycled tools and all..

Papa siapelah ni..? OMG,So embarassing..

Sleeping time... malam tu layan AFF Suzuki, Thai vs Malaysia. Seb baik Seri. Bisingla papa and atuk maki hamun players. Haiish..cer main sendiri,pancitttt.

Excuse me, i nak feeling Ombak Rindu kejap ye..

Ok..the next day we all checked in to Lotus Desaru pulak.. oh, before that in the morning to kill the time while papa attend the meeting kitaorang berendamla kat pool hence no pictures sebab mama and Acu pon terjun tiruk juga.. oh, sikecik fakhry juga. he naturally loves the pool..susah nak angkat naik tu.. menjerit-jerit, serik sudah nak bawak madi lagi.

Next entry up pasal Lotus desaru pulak..Assalamualaikum.

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