Wednesday, 15 February 2017

[Ulasan Percuma] Inner MumuScarves

Assalamualaikum.
Peace Be Upon You.

These, are worth mentioning.

Inner show cap.

Dulu-dulu kita panggil serkup.
Dulu-dulu takde macam-macam jenis dan rupa.
Warna pun mostly putih atau hitam.  
Knitted kinda serkup.

Now, macam-macam warna, rupa, bentuk, kejadian.
One can easily be spoilt for choices.

IMHO, inner mumuscarves ni the best so far.
May be a tad bit mahal but worth the money spent.
Kainnya soft, tak panas.
Yang paling penting, tak menyepit dan mengkelepet telinga.
Opening tu besar, ngam-ngam dengan kepala akak.
And the length sufficient to accommodate those with sanggoi besaq.

Sehelai RM29.90
 


Sunday, 5 February 2017

[Bekal] [Makcik Kantin] BOTD Week 4 & Week 5 (Jan & Feb)

Assalamualaikum.
Peace Be Upon You.

Week 4 2017 saw only three days of school (hip hip hurray!).
And Week 5 also had 3 days of school (hip hip hurray!).
Me and my husband enjoyed an extra day since our office address is in KL (hip hip hurray!)

Domino's Pizza tu leftover from dinner the night before.
Got some cruchy apples at AEON Big, sprinkled generously with serbuk asam masin (something I need to reduce/avoid)


I chopped some prawns then sautéed until fully cooked.
Then added to beaten eggs along with a bit of fresh milk and salt.

Sans sayur for the kids because of two reasons
(1) Ah Boy doesn't like greens
(2) To ensure the food won't go bad too quickly

I had mine with generous helping of sliced tomatoes and lettuce.


Ayamas' English Breakfast's sausage is our favourite. It's flavourful. It's meaty and remain soft.
I also made scrambled eggs.
I put slices of bread, the kids can choose what they want for filling.
 
 
My kids absolutely love Buttermilk Chicken Fritters. I cut chicken breasts into small strips and marinade with buttermilk. Buttermilk can be very expensive so I made mine using milk and vinegar.

 
Pan fried the beef salami and arranged them on slices of bread. Topped with cheese slice and toasted.
 
That was the line-up for the past two weeks whenever school in session. Simple, easy peasy. It just needs a bit of effort getting up early. Some can be done beforehand the night before. That can save some of your morning time.
 
 

Friday, 3 February 2017

[HealthCheck] Blood Goes Upstairs

Assalamualaikum.
Peace Be Upon You.

Cuti CNY balik kampong. Balik kampong memang sinonim la dengan makan, makan dan makan. Balik KL, blood pressure spike.

Doktor tanya ada rasa stress tak masa ambik bacaan BP?
Eh takde lah, masa tu baru balik gelak-gelak kat rumah kawan. Akak happy je.
Panjang lebar Doktor bgtau possible cause and effect.
Apa tindakan kawalan.
Yang teramat penting (dah teramat payah) ialah disiplin makan dan bersenam.
Ubat boleh makan tapi kalau tak jaga makan dan bersenam, tak guna juga.
Katanya 70% kawalan dari diri sendiri (jaga pemakanan dan bersenam) dan cuma 30% kawalan dari ubat.

Malam ni kena puasa.
Esok buat blood test.
Nak tengok sugar and cholesterol level.

Sementara tu, jeling-jeling je udang dengan sotong dalam freezer tu..
Alahai...






Friday, 20 January 2017

[Bekal] [makcik kantin] BOTD W3 - January

Assalamualaikum.
Peace be Upon You.

3rd week of school is making its closure today.

Asked some friends, how is Ah Boi coping at school. I pondered a while and thought about an incident that made me drove to the school there and then.
 
Coping. .... was my answer.
And other people are also trying to cope with him
 
Anyway, here's my BOTD line-up for the week trois 2017. Nothing much except they were made and filled with loads of love.

Monday

Sushi rolls were from dinner the night before.
Kept them refrigerated and told the boys to gobble them down as soon as they have settled down at taska.
And filling for tuna mayo sandwich if from the balance that I used for sushi.

Tuesday

Made savoury bread pudding.
Replaced sugar with salt and chicken cube.
Added loads of bits of chicken and beef salami.
Topped with a bit of cheese slice.

Husband made fried rice for dinner the night before and there was some left.
So, into bekal it was.

Wednesday

Obviously my bento-mood depleted tremendously on Wednesday :-)
Baked frozen pizza and reheated grilled chicken (that I ordered for dinner the night before....)

Thursday

Paratha Sosej ala mumia. I had meant them beautifully wrapped in criss-cross kinda way. But having three students asking this that from left and right surely affected my mood in some way or another. Maka terhasillah sosej dalam bungkusan roti paratha ala-ala mumia.

I brought nasi and chicken currey to work.
Chicken curry was a frozen leftover.
Whenever I make curry, I double the portions so I can keep some for later use, you know, on those lazy nights
 
Friday

Don't ask.
Ran out of fruits.
Ran out of mood.


Friday, 13 January 2017

[Bekal] [makcik-kantin] BOTD W2 2017 - January


Assalamualaikum.
Peace Be Upon You.
 
When school-term is in session, my Makcik Kantin duty resumes.
 
Bekal breakfast ke taska is a must. I have tried to convince Ah Boy tak payah bawak bekal pegi sekolah. I thought he might agree coz maybe macam tak cool dah sekolah menengah bawak bekal,.. kot? Plus takut the food spoil coz dia sesi petang and I prepared whatever bekal sebelah pagi before pegi kerja.. But my darling Ah Boy insisted.
 
Anyway, 2nd week of school almost ends today. I prepare bekal everyday but only managed to bekal-fie the past two days only. Excuse my forgetfulness. Be warned that mine are a far cry from those bento berhias like other moms do. Very simple and basic.
 
And here's my Thursday and Friday BOTD - Bekal of The Day.

The simple humble egg toast or fondly known as roti telur.
The twist - chicken salami and cheese slice.
I added a bit of condensed milk alongside salt in the egg mixture.
While still hot, place a slice of cheese and you watch it slowly melts,, such a therapeutic sight :-D

These I prepared from frozen pizza and nuggets. I always have these (and the likes) in my freezer for those days of mental block tak tau nak masak apa.

I will be back with my Makcik Kantin ramblings and BOTD next Friday. InsyaAllah.
Till then, have a nice weekends. Spend the time wisely with your family.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

[Ramblings] [Love of My Life] Happy New Year 2017!


Assalamualaikum.
Peace be Upon You.

Already 12 days into 2017. Happy New Year 2017!

Budak Benyek is already in Year 3 and he is so excited because koko unit beruniform starts from Year 3. He's been aiming to join Pengakap for the longest time but the teachers will decide who joins what. I hope he will get what he's been wanting. I told him, if he gets other unit, then tell the teacher that Pengakap is his dream since kindy days. He told me that would be a lie. The actual fact is that, starting in Year 1.
 
Good job Ummi. The first month of 2017 and you taught your son to lie :P
 
He also got himself a new wheels (Le Run!) on the very first day of 2017. Still clumsy at coordinating his feet movement and the brakes and the handle but he's getting there. We got training wheels fixed, not too cool for a 9-yo huh?  
 
Meanwhile, Ah Boy now in Form 1 already. How time really flies! So far, Alhamdulillah he's okay with school. Not to say too motivated but he has lesser grievances and whines and the likes (so far!) as compared to his primary days. I still need to be there when he does his homework. I am so happy he and his best-est friend are in the same class. At least they have each other in the big school. And I, and the boy's mother have 2 pairs of spying eyes.
 
My eldest now in Form 4. I applied for MRSM, she went to UPKK. I also applied for SBP and yet... the results are still unknown, I already have my doubts. Would she be okay? Or rather, would I be okay? She's doing pure science now .. and coping .. bit by bit. We told her pure science is not easy, but it is not impossible. One has to work hard, work smart and be consistent (which I was not!)
 
Now that I am back working, I have lesser time with them so whatever time we have, insyaAllah we use it wisely. I am trying to keep some of the thing intact like when I was on long leave. I make sure they have food from home for breakfast (sometimes it's reheat-leftover kinda things, ops!) Taska and for dinner, it's almost homecooked ones most days, albeit the much simpler things I manage to lay on the table.
 
We also try to keep school revisions in check everyday. I miss the days when we have books and papers and pens and pencils scattered on the table when Ah Boi and Kakak were to sit for UPSR and PT3 respectively, last year. No big exams this year (phew!), but one can always be consistent right.
 
I hope I can cope.
Istiqomah.
It's tiring sometimes,
But it's love and it gives me such satisfaction.
 
 
 

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

[Love of My Life] Kakak

 
Assalamualaikum.
Peace Be Upon You.
 
 
Sembilanbelas haribulan Duabelas, Duaribu Enambelas.
Keputusan PT3 diumumkan.

Alhamdulillah.
Usai mengmbil segala dokumen berkaitan, ambil buku teks untuk Tingkatan 4, kami makan tengahari.

Saya tanya Kakak mahu apa untuk PT3.
Matanya berkelip-kelip. Macam keliru.
Tapi Kakak tak dapat 10As pun?

Kami begitulah.
Raikan apa jua.
Sudah usaha, kan?
Sebanyak mana Allah nak bagi, cuba terima dengan hati terbuka.

Dia kata dia tak tau nak apa.
Dia memang begitu, tak banyak mahunya, tak banyak kerenahnya.
Sederhana dan ringkas.

Apapun,
Tahniah dari Ummi dan Abah.
Terus dan terus majukan diri.
Sayang Ummi dan Abah tak dikira dengan berapa A yang Kakak dapat.
Perjalanan hidup Kakak masih jauh.
Doa Ummi dan Abah, semoga semuanya dipermudahkan Allah buat Kakak.