Thursday, 28 February 2008

Chicken Chop la pulak, YuM! yUm!

Yesterday seriously no idea what to cook. Iqbal plak got flu and batuk2 sikit. May be sbb suka main air lama-lama. Kesian dia. Then, teringat we bought chicken breast a few days ago. Hmm redah la buat chicken chop hari nih. Iqbal mesti suka. Masa dia tengah tido tgh hari tuh mula la operasi mama di dapur. Apa lagi I am cooking......

Tarra ni la hasilnya Chicken chop Mama Gold (mas). Ahaks. Nak jugak nick name glamor. Resepi hasil browse Syerah Omar & Kak Hanieliza nyer fotopage. Thanks both of them. And ada yang mama modified sbb ada yang bahan tak cukup ler.

Bahan chicken:
chicken breast hiris nipis
pukul sebijik telur (salutkan ayam tadi)
golekkan dalam tepung goreng ayam ADABI (beli kat Wing Yip)
goreng deep fry api perlahan
kekuningan angkat dan toskan minyak.

Sweet corn:
1 tin sweet corn
1 sudu besar gula
2 sudu besar butter
sedikit garam.
Masak sampai empuk

Vege:
carrot & bunga kobis (broccoli dah abis)
celur sampai masak then angkat masuk kan dlm air sejuk.
1 sudu besar butter
2 ulas bawang putih cincang
Tumis bawang dengan butter, then masukkan vege. Dah masak angkat.

Black pepper sauce:
1 biji bawang besar potong dadu
2 biji bawang putih dicincang
4-5 sudu besar serbuk black pepper
2 sudu besar tomato sauce
1 sudu besar cili sauce
2 sudu besar kicap
1 sudu besar sos tiram
1 sudu kecil tepung jagung (bancuh dengan air)
1 cawan air stok ayam (air rebusan) - (guna air biasa sahaja)
garam & gula
minyak untuk tumis

Tumis bawang putih & bawang merah sampai layu
masukkan air dan semua sos. masak mengikut kepekatan yang dikehendaki
dah siap bole tuang atas chicken tadi.

Dah siap, Iqbal before siap goreng chicken lagi dah sibuk nak chicken. makan sampai bertambah dia. dia mmg suka makan macam tuh. pastu ada jagung lagi mmg kena dengan favorite nye. mama hidang kan bersama buah Avocado. Untuk papa mama masak kan nasi so papa bole makan chicken chop dengan nasi. Sedap kata papa.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Gud Morning

Hi every one. I've no idea what to post in this new entry. But I still want to write something. Okey I got the idea, lets talk abaout food. Hehe My favorite topic.
This is the pictures of food that I managed to cook a few days back. Just the simple menu. For breakfast sweet bun (beli jer), scramble egg, sosej and tomato & grapes (healthy food hah). Tomyam campur with prawn and chicken and vege of coz, then singgang sea bass. and sea bass goreng kunyit. Ikan sea bass ni actually agak berlemak and byk tulang juga. But Iqbal really like it. Kena la hati2 buang tulang nak bagi Iqbal makan kan. But this week seriously malas bebenor nak masuk kitchen. Berjangkit ngan sapa ntah. So, Iqbal what are we going to cook today? No idea lah.

Ingat today baru nak start my LBFS. Have to send it to my accessors (Irma, Nad & Bro Fauzi) by tommorrow (Malaysia time). Tapi macam dah blur what to write hah. Ye la I just working for 6 months kan for last year. But still hope to get half bonus lol. Ble buat beli souvenirs for family and friends balik nanti kan.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Sunday on Iqbal's Birthday.....

As mama told you earlier no birthday party for your birthday today. But mama & papa already planned to go to the mall, The Trafford Centre. Today papa had group discussion again (like yesterday) in the Uni and in the afternoon he had futsal training for the match next week. So Iqbal and mama just stayed at home in the morning. Mama cooked nasi minyak (sebab dah malas nak bancuh santan) + sambal ikan bilis + ikan bilis goreng+kacang goreng & telur rebus for our breakfast (coz semlm tak sempat makan nasi lemak bungkus Sek Malaysia).

Nasi minyak sempoi dari mama untuk breakfast hari nih.

Then we get prepare, around 2.00 pm papa arrived home and we went to The Trafford Centre. Tinjau punya tinjau there was no suitable toys shop here (Actually papa looking for something special for you).

Kat belakang tu la The Trafford Centre. Ramai sangat orang hari nih sampai parking pun nearly full. Mall ni tutup pukul 6.00pm on Sunday. Kitorang sampai dah dekat pukul 3.00pm. Got 3 hours to spend here. Design sekali tengok macam Sunway Piramid pulak.

Mama plak cari Yo! Sushi. Dah lama sangat ngidam nak makan sushi OK. Sushi is not my favorite actually but I ate sushi at Renaissances Hotel last time mmg wallaa. Tetiba masa pregnant twin ni plak bebetul nak makan. So dapat la salmon and tuna sushi. Take away jer sebab nak lunch ngan papa and Iqbal kat Nandos.

Ini la sushi salmon and tuna yang mama beli. Papa cakap tak best nye. Iqbal pun tak suka. Tak per mama and twin suka. heh

Then, for lunch (quite late already around 4.00pm) we had Nandos. Just quarter chicken with 2 sidelines. Lor macam sikit sangat. Last time we ordered half chicken makan sampai tak habis but this time makan sampai tak cukup. Ahaks. Next time we will come again OK. Iqbal pun suka makan Nandos chicken and fries.

Birthday boy dah get ready nak makan.

Action tengah makan walaupun order tak sampai lagi.

Lor kecik nya portion quarter chicken dia, nasib baik mama ada sushi...sedap Iqbal makan fries sedapnyer. Ni antara restaurant halal kat The Trafford Centre. Ada lagi RICE and Shere Khan Express.

Satu lagi mama and papa pun tak jumpa jugak birthday cake yang halal untuk Iqbal. Ada satu tuh cute sangat but ingredient meragukan. Sorry sayang. Will try to find jugak later. Better late than never kan.

Cakes and cup cakes yang sangat cute. But then ada emulsifier. So tak dapat la birthday cake Iqbal.

Seems papa promised to buy present for your birthday kan, so after papa's school on Monday we went to Toy'r'us. Papa just grab what he want. And Tarraa here is Iqbal's 2nd birthday pressie.

Dah dapat jer Optimus Prime nampak pulak moto ni. siap bagi balik transformer kat papa sambil nak panjat moto tu. Iqbal Iqbal....

Ni ler rupa Transformer Optimus Prime tuh. Mama tengok macam complicated nye toy Iqbal kali nih.

Balik jer rumah terus mintak bukak nak main transformer. Sambil nyanyi2 lagu Transformers ngan papa.

Macam mama cakap earlier this gift is too advance for Iqbal. Tapi Iqbal memang suka sangat ngan Transformer. Selalu nyanyi lagu Transformer ngan papa. Siap mintak transformer Bumble bee dari Acu sbb acu letak kat ym dia. hehehe.

Mama pun penah cakap ngan papa macam nih:
Mama: This is for 5 years + la papa. Too advance for him. Then nanti when he is 5, what are you going to buy him.
Papa: When he 5 he will get the car.
Mama: Lor (sambil muncung mulut) apa la papa nih.

End up papa took almost an hour to transform the Optimus Prime to the lorry. Of course with gangguan excited from Iqbal. Hehehe

Papa tolong Iqbal transform kan jadi lorry plak. Suka sambil Iqbal pun tolong papa. Tolong mengacau papa. heks.

Tarraa hasil bila dah siap transform jadi lorry. Nampak macam Iqbal lagi suka lorry la dari Robot Transformer.

Baik beli lorry jer. tak ler mahal sangat. Tak per Iqbal tak nak main papa boleh main transformer ni kan. Kita share la yer Iqbal.

From mama you got your casual attire mama bought T-shirt (daddy's no. 1 buddy) and soldier short (papa said bukan soldier but PLKN) Ahaks.

Seriously this is the cheap present from PRIMARK (we went to Primark yesterday, join papa when he had group discussion at the Uni). But please remember mama bought this present with my own pocket money as housewife ok. The best thing is kita shopping berdua jer coz papa got to go to the uni for his group discussion. I am really enjoyed the moment and I am imagine will you go out with me again when you are grow up and dah berkahwin nanti? Just two of us. Macam keluar dating la. Hopefully the answer is "YES". Mama thinking advance again. Mama bought my stuff biasa la baju2 pakai kat rumah (I am big mama kan!) semua kena tukar so best nya, you the one who choose my lingerie. Kalu papa selalu nya suruh mama pilih sendiri dia tunggu kat luar jer. Malu yer papa. Tapi Iqbal sporting la. So, mama bought underware for you jugak. Safari lagi (ada gambar lion, monkey and elephant). When kat accesori section mama tengok hair band then ternampak sunglasses. Try kat Iqbal sesuai plak. And you really like it mama pun bought one for you. Bertambah handsome la anak bujang mama with sunglasses ball kat kepala. Get your own Oakley when you grow up OK.

A few more presents you got for the birthday.

You got musical TV and soft toy doggie from Auntie Chauhan (land lord) she don't no your age actually. Dia ingat Iqbal baru setahun.) But OK Iqbal suka jer musical TV tu Thanks Mrs Chauhan. Soft toy tu Iqbal bagi mama.

Ni lagi mega bloks dari papa. Selalu mintak papa buat robot untuk Iqbal. And sekejap jer berkecai. Tension papa asyik kena buat balik jer. Hehehe.

Last but not least Power Rangers Black nih. Papa yang belikan juga sebab senang sikit Iqbal nak pegang. Sama comel ngan saiz tangan Iqbal ler. InsyaAllah selamat rumah mama sebab penuh dengan penyelamat bumi. Ahaks.

That all about Iqbal's 2nd birthday program. Yang pasti we all the family enjoyed the day. Tok mak & Tok abah, Nenek, Acu, Angah & Anjang pun wish Happy Birthday dari Malaysia untuk Iqbal di Manchester. So cute kan!

hApPy BiRtHdAy IqBaL


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Iqbal,
Mama & papa wish Happy Birthday to you. Mama & Papa doakan Iqbal akan menjadi anak yang soleh, leader kepada adik2 Iqbal dan juga orang lain. Mama punya harapan yang tinggi untuk Iqbal. Mama akan sentiasa mendoakan kejayaan Iqbal di dunia dan diakhirat kelak. Mama & Papa try to be perfect and role model to you.

Iqbal,
Mama & Papa ingin sekali Iqbal menjadi seorang ahli agama, seorang ustaz, seorang Al-Hafiz, seorang yang dapat memberi bimbingan kepada orang lain ke jalan Allah. Mungkin harapan mama & papa ini terlalu tinggi, tapi mama dan papa akan berusaha ke arah itu. InsyaAllah. Walau pun mama tidak sehebat Fatimah Azzahra, dan papa tidak sehebat Saidina Ali karamallah huwajhah tapi mama & papa rasa tak salah kan kalau mama & papa punya impian yang tinggi untuk Iqbal. InsyaAllah dengan izin Allah dan berkat doa mama dan papa impian ini akan tercapai. But, mama & papa promise we won't force you but we will encourage you. With love Mama.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Muhammad Shafique Iqbal ~ 2 days to your Birthday

2 more days to your 2nd birthday. Mama yang excited. But really sorry mama didn't plan anything special for the day. But remember you already the special gift for us. May be bila mama ada rezeki lebih nanti we plan something for you. This time keadaan mama tak mengizinkan sayang. (I am carrieing your brothers). Actually last year we had a small kenduri for your 1 year birthday. And we held it at our new house Bandar Tasik Puteri. Papa just invite the relatives, neighbours and friends to attend the majlis. Tok mak yang volunteered to cook on that day. Menu is masakan kampung. Mama bought banana chocolate cake from Secret Recipe for you (actually that is mama and papa's favorite cake). You got a lot of presents from mama & papa's friends, angah & mak long. Papa bought walker fron FP for you. yer la masa ni Iqbal baru belajar tak teh kan... Yang pastinya you really enjoyed the day. Here mama want to share a few pictures on the day.

Mama tolong Iqbal potong kek yer...

Sabar la mama potong dulu...Iqbal pun nak rasa jugak yer.....

Iqbal nak sikit nak rasa jugak. Sedap ler angah chocolate cake nih.

Muka Iqbal comot ngan chocolate. berjaya gak calet and rasa sikit. Nak lagi la mama....

video

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Muhammad Shafique Iqbal ~ 3 days to your Birthday

3 more days to your 2nd birthday. Mama just want to recall the moment you are in our life. Of course you cheer up papa & mama every minutes sayang. When you are 3 days old, mama went back to Baling for confinement. Tok Mak tak bole lama2 kat KL sebab Tok abah still working at that time, Acu pun sekolah kan. After 10 days your tali pusat gugur, so mama pun decided to cukur rambut Iqbal. dah jadi Mr. Bo my tiny baby.

Actually, we just 1 month kat kampung. Have to come back to KL coz papa gonna miss us lama2 berjauhan. So we stayed at Nenek's house kat Kepong. After confinement papa decided to stay longer in Kepong because near to papa & mama's office. But we still went back to our apartment every weekend (our apartment at Nilai sangat jauh but don't ask why papa bought this apartment OK). I think we stayed at nenek's house almost 6 months than we decided to move to our rental house just next to nenek's house.

And you mama sent you to ummi (babysitter) while mama went to work. Of course memang berat hati sangat on the first day mama had to left you at ummi's house. Mama only can pray every minutes for your safety. Mama always pesan pada Iqbal jangan sesekali buat perangai ngan ummi, kalau Iqbal nak buat perangai ngan mama saja, so ummi can handle Iqbal dengan senang. Mama insyaAllah still can be patience with your karenah. In your early days susah sangat nak tido malam. You always woke up at around 2.00am and ajak mama main dengan awak. May be you don't have enough time masa siang playing with us. But when you grow up jadi senang nak handle Iqbal. your daily activity dah ikut timetable.

This is your pictures during your early days......

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Muhammad Shafique Iqbal ~ 5 days to your Birthday

5 more days my hero will become two. He is a big boy now. Can see from his appearance & perangai dia. Eventho, the body still kecik (genetik papa). But I know he had enough nutritions needed. Because he had been consuming my expensive "breastmilk" for 21 months. Had to stop because I got pregnant again.

This entry will recall what happened last 2 years..... The birth of my great hero.....Muhammad Shafique Iqbal Bin Samsul Bari.

Actually, dalam kehidupan ini ada tiga benda yang akan membahagia kan seseorang dan melengkap kan hidup seorang insan. Firstly, dapat envelop besar yang tertulis urusan seri paduka baginda dan kita berjaya jejak kan kaki ke universiti sebagai mahasiswa/wi.

Secondly, bila hati berbunga riang beburung berkicauan, awan berarak tenang, jantung berdebar kencang. Itu lah saat dimana perasaan kuch kuch hota hai muncul dalam hati ini. Pendek kata jatuh cinta ngan pria terhebat. Bukan tu ja, si pria pulak mengambil langkah meminang dan mengahwini kita. Hari bersejarah tu dapat la kita bersanding di pelamin. Dapat la gelaran isteri orang. (whats the long intro kan!!). Anyway nak tulis jugak.

Finally, kejayaan dalam hidup ini adalah dengan kehadiran orang ketiga, bukan yang porak peranda kan rumahtangga kita tapi si permata hati. Saat ini panggilan manja ‘yang’ dah susah nak dengar and digantikan dengan panggilan keramat ‘mama’. Jiwa dan naluri keibuan kini menjelma. And I got this real feeling on 24th February 2006 (Before tu pun dah ada since pregnant).

Setelah mengandung 9 bulan akhirnya pada last regular check-up ngan Dato’ Dr. Ashar, Week 39 to be exact, I have been admitted at Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital. coz my pregnancy got problem. Very low water bed, small baby and less movement from baby. Supposed my expecting date lg one more week. So, kena induced nak cepat kan delivery. Been admitted on 22nd Feb at 10.00pm. So, got enough time to prepare the stuff needed in the ward later. First induced at 5.00am. Contractions still moderate. After 12 hours second induced plak diarong buat. Sakit and peritnya induce tuhan saja yang tahu. Mlm 23rd contraction still lagi moderate, dilate baru 2cm. Memang dah tak tahan dah dekat 20 hours belum dapat heavy contraction. Nurses advised to take the epidural. I'll think about that and will decide later. Mak ngan abah kat kampung dah sampai. Risau dorang because this is my first experience kan. Air akar fatimah dah berbekas mama consume. Then finally I request for pain killer.

At 12.30 am mama ditolak masuk ke labour room ditemani papa tercinta. Procedur epidural pun dilakukan. Papa said seram dia tengok jarum epidural tu dlm 5cm panjang diinject masuk ke tulang belakang mama, while mama have to bend my body statically. Lepas je dapat epidural me feel selesa sikit. So me and hubby dapat tido dari pukul 2.30am ke 6.00am. Subuh hari Jumaat 24hb, nurse kejutkan mama to check bukaan. And dilate baru 6cm. Sempat mama dengar azan subuh pagi Jumaat yg syahdu ni from the nearest masjid. Nurse tu cakap nak pecah kan air ketuban sbb dah lama sgt. At the moment mama don't even bother what the nurse want to do to me and I am keep on praying my baby will delivery safely. Tup tup Nurse tu inform that my baby dah berak kat dlm tu. She called my gynea to report about that, she told me normally if baby dah berak, I have to go for ceaserian. Which is no no for me at that time. Alhamdulillah the gynea answered really make me feel happy and lega sesangat. Doc said just wait because my baby small and this is my first time experience. He try to avoid operation. Of course mama will go for normal delivery. Every one hour, the dilate increase for 1cm. And every minutes contraction makin kerap. Thanks God mama read a lot about pregnancy and delivery, so mama dapat bernafas dengan baik at that time to cool down myself and kurangkan sakit. Nurse pun puji mama. Ahaks.

Lambat betul masa yang berlalu, every hour gak nurse check the dilate. Masa 8cm mama feel contraction makin kuat dan me feel dah tak tahan. Nurse tambahkan dose epidural. Rasa sakit dah sampai kemuncak, kepala baby dah nampak, nurse cpt-cpt panggil Dr. Ashar dan cepat pasangkan tempat kaki pada katil. Suasana kalut sangat waktu tu, sampaikan nurse tak sempat nak train me teran waktu tu. Hubby gak yang cool or terpaksa cool for me.

Saat kemuncak waktu nak teran, rasa macam kat padang tengok perlawanan bola sepak. Nurse-nurse tu macam pasukan sorak. Dengan 2 kali teran kepala baby dah nampak. Doc asked me to stop teran, dorang guna vakum skit nak mudah kan baby keluar. Cepat dan pantas semua ni berlaku. Ingat-ingat nya Doc angkat and show me my baby kat atas perut warna red purpleish. Lahirlah my hero Muhammad Shafique Iqbal at 1.19pm with the weight 2.69kg. Oh! can't imagine the moment. Happy, sad everything mixxed together. Semua kesakitan tadi hilang serta merta dan ditukar plak dengan kegembiraan. I am so proud of myself because me dah selamat dan berjaya dalam perjuangan melahirkan seorang lagi umat nabi Muhammad SAW and zuriat for my hubby. Nurse minta izin my hubby untuk potong kan tali pusat baby. Alhamdulillah semua selamat. But at that time tetiba the sickness datang balik may be because epidural dah getting less, so I need gas masa doc jahit luka tu. Mama sempat tersenyum pada papa dan si kecil sambil mendengar azan dan iqamat hubby ke telinga si kecil. Di hati ini tidak henti-henti melafazkan syukur alhamdulillah kepada yang Esa. Kesian mak dan abah kat luar lobour room waiting for us dengan penuh gelisah.

Then they took my baby for cleaning and further health check up. Papa plak went to the ward room to inform the good news to both mak & abah. The nurse still clean up myself tekan my perut and buang kan darah2 beku before sent me back to the room. I just can give a very nice and big smile to my mom and would like to cry and mention to her that I really appreciate her pengorbanan melahirkan anak2nya. And now I know the feeling jadi mak. Both mak & abah so happy dapat menatap wajah sempurna cucu lelaki pertama mereka. Thank you to all the nurses who helping me through out the unbelievable moment and also to my gynea Dato' Dr Ashar for your great job (Sorry because you have to skip solat Jumaat today).

A few hours after Iqbal welcome to our life and buruknya mama this time masih sembabkan.

For Iqbal mama always pray that you will become anak yang soleh, leader to your other sibling and other people as well. Jadi la anak yang membangga dan menggembirakan mama dan papa. Amin. Love from mama.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Story mory on Sunday & Monday

Had no planned on Sunday. Just lepaking at home. Temperature outside was -1 deg. Sangat sejuk okay. Can see froze on the car. After breakfast no actually branch cuase 11.00 already, we took a nap. Me, Sam and Iqbal (of course he had nothing to do, no one entertain him, kesian). Woke up almost 2.00pm. Wa..sangat bosan just stay at home, Sam asked to go out to Toy'r'us. Apa lagi looking for Iqbal's birthday present. Ha I have a few stuff to hunt at Mothercare next to Toy'r'us. After Asar 2.50pm we on the way to our destination. Must be hurry because here the mall will be closed at 5.00pm on Sunday. Apa la orang UK tak der life lol. Our place up to 10.00pm pun happening lagikan. To save the time, we separate. Me to Mothercare, while Sam & Iqbal to Toy'r'us (we know what we wanted to grab already). Am got my maternity lingeries and maternity blouse from MODA MC. And Iqbal pressie will show on his birthday soon.

Maternity blouse normal price 30pound OK, but got it for 9pound only. Cute and comfortable.

Underware & bra dah hilang satu ler.....mana pegi? Ahaks.

After a quick shopping at MC & Toy'r'us we went to ASDA, looking for Sam's stuff plak (ade larr). But then, not in stock at the moment. online ada, so papa we bought online jer la yer. Mama sempat grab brownies 2 ketul (tak cukup lol). Sebab teringin nak makan brownies. After ASDA, we went to Smedley Playground. Happy Iqbal play slide and swing. Tapi sejuk sangat ler. sampai merah hidung my boy. Oh papa after this jom ke Superchoice (the store) nak beli lamb rib nak masak bihun sup utara...payah tul mak buyong nih, macam2 mengidam la plak. but the good thing is I make it myself ok. tak kacau orang. Ahaks. kacau Sam jer....

Came back home almost 6.10pm already. After magrib (5.20pm), I started my project. Boiled the lamb rib using itew pressure cooker. sangat cepat okay. Before 8.00pm dah siap dinner. Tarraa bihun sup utara. Makan sampai terangkat. Iqbal pun suka.

Today (Monday) wake up in the morning terus masuk dapur. Masak nasi for Sam bawak bekal and daging goreng kicap. Siap campur ngan brocolli & carrot. Walla.....
But me still teringat brownies lol, so in the afternoon (Iqbal tengah nap) start the "brownies" project. Surf the receipt from internet.

Ini la hasilnya. yummylicious. Iqbal & me loike... The receipt as below (originally from Hanieliza).


Ingredients A

1 cup evaporated milk (I used fresh milk)
1 cup melted butter
1 cup hot water
2 cups brown sugar (I used granular sugar)

Ingredients B [mix well] :

2 eggs (Grade B)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Ingredients C [to be sifted] :

2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda (escaped this not in my stock)

Method :

1. Pre-heat oven at 175'C for 10 minutes.
2. Mix well all the ingredients A.
3. Pour in ingredients B and stir.
4. Add in ingredients C and stir to mix.
5. Layer a 10 x 10 inch tin with grease proof paper and pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
6. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes.
7. When cooled, pour the topping on top. Let it set slightly before cutting to small pieces.

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

Ingredients
:

250g cooking chocolate
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon evaporated milk (I used fresh milk)

Method :

1. Melt cooking chocholate using double boil method.
2. Add butter and mix well.
3. Pour in the milk and stir. Ready to use.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Peak District

We went to Peak District today, saja jalan2 konvoi with another Renault Magane (Juki's family). Peak District is the hilly area. Traveled about one hour from Manchester. Along the way we can see the hills and mountains. The first location we stopped is Buxton. One of the place that produce mineral water. We Had our lunch and jalan at the town and spent about one hour here. Then, we went to the lake. Ni la yang dikatakan perjalanan naik bukit, turun bukit jumpa tasik, but then the lake will close at 5.00pm and we arrived there at 4.55pm already. Just got 5 minutes to poss. Ok let the pictures describe....

Iqbal dah siap nak gi jalan2....jom papa, jom mama

Tengah tunggu bas! Hehe tunggu uncle Juki sampai.

Dah sampai Buxton. Ni la gambar2 kat Buxton town.

Macam spa jer kat belakang tuh.

Ada park kat atas bukit nih.

The farms view. Papa & Iqbal post kat tasik. cepat gate dah nak tutup.

Sungai kat satu town tu, tak ingat nama apa. Papa ambik gambar jer because mama tak dapat join. Iqbal tertido dalam kereta.

Now, we come to makan time. Ni la percubaan pertama mama buat bun. Hasilnya sangat cantik, but when we talk about rasa little bit liat sbb tak letak bread improver (tak jumpa ler)...Inti mama guna curry ayam + kentang. Sedap dimakan panas2 tau. Will try lagi nanti....So kitorang bawak bekal curry ayam bun la ke Peak District. rasa cam senang jer. tak ler guna byk bekas.

Ok balik dari Peak District semua orang dah penat and lapar. kitorang singgah Rushome for dinner at Jazeera Restaurant.

Tengok la ni comel kan baby Mardiyah. Anak gadis Juki & Nor. Cute sangat sebab dia tembam....

Abang Iqbal sabar menanti order sampai. Tungguuuuuu........

Errrrkk. semua orang tersandar kekenyangan. Jom balik ni kita tido...

Ha...one more ni Strawberry Chocolate. mama buat on Friday night. Cute sangat hasil nya. Iqbal suka sangat. just basuh buah strawberry and dip into melted chocolate and lastly pour the colorful chocolate rice on it. Hasil nya taraa...... dan ini lah juga salah satu sebab yang membuatkan Datuk Siti Nurhaliza jatuh hati dengan Datuk K. Kalaulah mama hemmmmmmm

Friday, 15 February 2008

Happy Valentine's Day - Behind the story

Today is 14 February 2008. Most of the young couple will celebrate this day as the lover day. But do we know the story behind this day. I will share the story I found about the Valentine's Day.

" Saint Valentine (priest) is said to have lived in Rome during the third century. That was a long time ago. During this time Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. Many people did not like the ruler.

Claudius was having trouble getting men to serve in his army. He felt many men would not volunteer to join because they did not want to leave their wives and families. He thought that if men were not married, they would join the army. So Claudius passed a new law which did not allow any more marriages. Most people thought this law was cruel. Valentine, who was a minister, did not support the new law.

Even after Emperor Claudius passed the law, he kept performing marriage ceremonies secretly. One night he was caught and thrown in jail and told he would be put to death.

Many young people came to visit Valentine. One was the daughter of the prison guard. On the day of his death Valentine wrote a note to the daughter signed "Love from your Valentine". This was on February 14, 269 A. D.

Some say this started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day."


So, as a muslim why do we celebrate the day, this is not our culture and young people please stop remembering this day to your couple. Ask them to give you flowers or gifts other day than today. Unless today is your birthday :). Credit for you to get really nice flowers on the day.


Okay, I think enough talking about Valentine's Day. I would like to share with you the menu for our dinner tonight. I did chatted to my angah early this morning asking her what she want to cook today. She told me she plan to prepare the sticky rice. After that my friend Ifah in JB also mention that she cooked sticky rice after browse my blog last time in my "Friendster".

So, I get the idea what is the menu for today. Pulut kuning and daging goreng. I just prepare for small portion because Sam doesn't eat pulut. Iqbal lagi la tak sentuh. And for Sam I boiled the rice for him. Makan sama itu daging ler. Taraa......ini lah hasilnya....Macam kenduri kawin la plak. Ada sesiapa want the resepi please contact me. Ahaks ada ker.........

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Week 20 - Check up, Shopping & Dinner

Had my third scan this week and it was really cool. This time is more amazing than the first & second time. Absolutely, took quite some time for the sonographer to do her job. Cause difficult to find the perfect location of my twin 2. But both doing fine. I can feel the movement when the sonographer little bit push on their body through out the scanning session. Twin 1 breech on maternal left and twin 2 breech on maternal right. We could see absolutely everything heads, heart beat to toe. And of course we know the gender of our twins. They are "BOYs". Abg Iqbal will have 2 new friends soon. Papa will add his team member, but mama will be the rose among the 4 kumbang. Ahaks cool gak kan. But I wish to have girl in the "next project" (risau gak Sam history all boys in the family). What ever it is please pray my twin will be deliver healthy and safely. Amin.

Seriously, I am little bit worry of this pregnancy. I have to do another blood screening today to know my iron level and whether I have enough vitamin C or not because I got the blooding gum lately. But not in the critical condition. And I am also not confident with the doctor here, the way he explaining things about my pregnancy showing that he still new. Now I can compared Dato' Dr Ashar is the best gynea ever.

To make myself calm and happy Sam asked us to go shopping. Plan to buy toys for Iqbal. But after quite some time queue at Toy'r'us, we decided to cancel our shop here. Sorry Iqbal you won't get the lego today, may be next time sayang. So we went to Mothercare. I got a few stuff for Iqbal & adik2.

Hero (name for this soft toy @ pyjama case from ELC). Got this for half price. Iqbal can hug hero when he want to sleep because before this Sam's head jadi mangsa hug Iqbal. Nampak cam rimas jer.

This denim for Iqbal, (including one piece denim coverall & 2 sleepsuits, not in the picture).

Bought 5 long sleeves actually (2 more not in the picture which is Thomas & friend and the stripe white base t-shirt).

And not forget for the twin, tak dapat beli banyak because not really sale. We bought 7 short sleeve rompers, 3 sleepsuits and 3 teddy socks. The price is quite ok. Buy 0ne get another one for half price. But now we got headache how to divide this to twin. Jangan rebut2 yer.

We arrived home almost 6.30pm already. Since, mama have problem with my gums and lelangit (ada ker makan ais cream sampai lelangit pecah. ahaks), so I decided to have soft food tonight. Mama cooked porridge with fried dried fish + potatoes + english onion. Pergh sesekali makan macam ni sedap gak kan. Habis satu periuk porridge.