Thursday, December 29, 2005

Back To School

This is the time of the year when money flows again ... what more with 3 schooling kids. Let's do a count ... so far ...

1) New school uniform - 8 new Gamis - 20*8 = 160.00

2) New white T-shirt and pants - No need new for now, just replenish in Oct !
3) Yearly fees + books + exam fees - 2*425.00 + 1 *600 = 1450.00
4) New School shoes/socks - No need to buy new, the Tahfiz ask to wear slippers !
5) New bag - No need, re use previous years !
6) New Stationaries - No need to buy new, do house cleaning - can find some pencils, erasers, rulers lying around somewhere in the house.

Sabor je le ! InsyaAllah ini adalah pelaburan bijak.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dec 05 School holidays

The whole gang stay put at BJ.
Main reason : Poket kempis daaa !
Contributing factors to the main reason :

> Mak got no BONUS this year - uwaaaaaa

> Nov olredi "beraye" in Bandung w/ Eyang . Lots of fun 1, 2, 3 etc

> Additional BJ Holiday Camp participants from Paladium

> New toy arrival

Here is a cool FOC website which Mak found to entertain the kids ...
Free Of Charge and Dynamic Online Jigsaw Puzzle ...

Amazing collection of puzzles ... ( photos reference from Jigzone )

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Imagine ...

Imagine ... if we were to have that many children ...
photo received via email fm a friend
zabidi draman

Monday, December 19, 2005

Confusing calls today

0458PM >>

0176825867 (male voice) :: I need to talk to you, I want you to know that I love you.
012xxxxx (me) :: Who is this ?
0176825867 :: I want to talk to you.
012xxxx :: Fine, but I need to know who you are first.
0176825867 :: Uhhh !
End call

0500PM >>
SMS from 0176825867 to 012xxxx:: I love you baby

0525PM >>
0166167761 (male voice) :: Yang, I am sorry about tadi. I sayang you ... betul ni.
012xxxx (me) :: Hmmm siapa ni ? Nak cakap dengan siapa ?
0166167761 :: You lah, nak cakap dengan you.
012xxxx :: Boleh cakap, tapi you ni siapa ? Nak cakap dengan siapa ?
0166167761 :: Ehhhhh !
End call

Penat je hari ini jawap talipon !
Some couple must be fighting somewhere out there .

Monday, December 12, 2005

What Is Your Qurban plan for this year ?

I've been joining the Al-Ameen Korban di Kemboja for the last 5 years.
The most unforgetful was back in 1999/2000 when I joined 2 portions at one go. One under my name and another one as a present from me to a person.

This year, Alhamdullilah, I manage to allocate one portion for the Al-Ameen programme.
In addition, we also book 2 portions for the Qurban back in Pulau Duyong Kecil, KT. This one is more for the family spirit together gether with the waris warah.

Anyway, if you have some extra rezeki, do join the Al-Ameen Korban di Kemboja.

Al-Ameen Serve Holdings Sdn Bhd - Korban & Aqiqah di Kemboja Tahun ke 12
Program ini memudahkan peserta menunaikan ibadah korban & Aqiqah di Kemboja.
Yuran penyertaan:

Ibadah Korban - RM195 untuk satu bahagian lembu atau RM395 untuk satu ekor kambing.

Ibadah Aqiqah - RM230 untuk satu bahagian lembu atau RM395 untuk satu ekor kambing.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Konsert Sure Heboh

2 days ago I was asked this question.

Aman : Mak boleh tak kita pergi Konsert Sure Heboh Sabtu ni ?
Mak : Hmmm ... nanti Mak tanya Ayah.
Aman : Tapi Aman ngan Aziz dah janji dengan Raziq, Adlan nak pergi Sabtu dengan Ahad pagi.
Mak : Haaaa ... lain kali jangan janji dulu sebelum Mak kata OK. Nanti Mak talipon Mama Raziq.

So ... would you bring your kids go to Konsert Sure Heboh ?

Aman & Aziz are mine, 7 and 5 respectively.
Raziq is 7 and Adlan is 5. Raziq & Adlan are my biras's kids staying in the same neighbourhood as me.

Friday, December 09, 2005


Friday morning does not start very well. I am not very "happy" with a decision which I feel is not based on the right justification and reasoning. I've put up my point more than twice but it just doesn't seem to get through. The other party still defending the decision with a lost-at-the-round-about manner with higher than normal pitch.

So I felt like the left lion, cornered but me as me lah .. still buat muka selamba.
I am sure later, later, later my view point will be appreciated and stand to be the right decision.

I've learned to "back off" when it is not the time yet to fight back. Have to find the right time and the right occasion ... no no no this is not politics but to me it is more like strategizing my next move.

I've learnt that it is not always easy to do the right thing but me as me lah ... believe in keeping to principles. I did a personality test a few years back and mine is GOLD colour. Principles oriented person - can be good can be a bad attributes, depending on situation.

Thank you (again)
Maria Ho for the above photo and also this baby in the sink photo.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

aaaa dah beruban uqbah ku ?

Mak : Tumpang tanya, cabut uban ke tu ?

Uqbah : Mana ada uban ! Mak ngan Ayah je yang ada uban !

(oops pecah rahsia besar negaraku)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Ding Dong !

A present for the 4 boys for brightening my days as a mother ... ha ha ha ... Mak & Ayah & Lek Wangi pun nanti tumpang sekaki dua kaki ...

DimensionTM 3100
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 with HT Technology (2MB L2 cache, 3.00 GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
256MB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
17" Flat Panel Monitor (17.0"v.i.s.) --> upgraded to 19"
80GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
16X DVD-ROM Drive

... 5489923

Friday, December 02, 2005

Meeting Kak Ijat

Friday Dec 2nd is a BIG DAY in MAS.
There is that THE MEETING at MAA - with Pak Lah & the new MD. I'm not short listed to join THE MEETING. Heard that the session went well and lots of energy and positive aura transpired. Hopefully the worse is over and we now can put any differences aside and work towards unleashing our potentials - untuk menjamin periuk nasi yang lebih makmur.

Instead I was asked to join Bicara Minda Bersama Professional IT Wanita --- with Kak Ijat of KPWKM at PANPAC ... Mbak Ria was there too !

Kak Ijat get things working in her KPWKM. Of course, she is not perfect and some more a politician. At least, I do know that things are moving for the Malaysian Women , in general. And there must be a strong focus force behind it.
Things like this DON'T JUST HAPPEN. It need a vision, a plan and execution !

What was brought up during the Bicara Minda - IT macam-macam benda, the need for focus on social study, IRPA/grant/fulus, need for Women to age gracefully, need for the younger Women to strive for the best ... learnt about the other use of the term IT ... that is Ibu Tunggal.

Lots more need to be worked on but things are moving in the right direction for the Malaysian Women in general.

Kak Ijat briefly mention about Going Beyond Victimhood. I found this writeup which explain more on this Going Beyond Victimhood.
"Going Beyond Victimhood

The Ministry of Women and Family Development's first campaign was on the issue of violence against women. "But we stood it the other way: it was 'Women Against Violence.' Because we thought, we care enough about the men and the babies, children who are victims of violence, and we don't want women to always feel that they are victims. Not in this century.

"We want women to be positive about themselves. They must stop thinking of themselves only as victims. We are leaders. We are mothers. Like, 'How did your son get to be so narrow minded?' We are the ones who are bringing up our sons and where did he learn to discriminate against his sisters? So we are taking that approach.

"It is no longer tenable to go around talking about women as victims only. Personally I am really bored with that. In Malaysia there is nothing the Malaysian woman cannot do. She makes decisions about her life on her own."

Shahrizat Abdul Jalil holds a law degree from the Univeristy of Malaya, and served as an assistant Tresury solicitor at the Ministry of Finance. She founded her own corporate law firm in 1993. She has been a member of the board of directors of several companies, and was the first woman CEO of a major Malaysian business, a conglomerate of two companies, Island and Peninsular Berhad and Austral Enterprises Berhad. She spoke briefly about her own life. "I was lucky that in my lifetime and in my life experiences I did not have to go through any form of discrimination. Because I was lucky to have a father who believed in his daughters, and I married a man who was educated in America so he is very liberated and secure for himself. He wants me to do well in my life. He feels that part of my success is his success too. So I am lucky in that sense, but not all women are that lucky in Malaysia so I hope to bring my experiences to the ministry. And I hope that something good will come out of it."

KPWKM - Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga & Masyarakat.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Baby & Dishes ...

#1 - Gambar anak siapa entah ! Lucu betul baby tembam ni !

Dapat gambar ni dari


Monday, November 28, 2005

Membina benda-benda ini le ...

These are the hasil of all the looooong hours and stacks of drawings and the numerous KL-Lumut trips.

Doesn't look that glamorous but that's what has been the source of "periuk nasi" ... Alhamdullilah .

Related write-up ... Rezeki

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Rumah Idaman

antara angan-angan rumahku ...

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Butterfly in the house

Makkkk .... ada butterfly kat rumah kita.

Hmmm siapakah gerangan tetamu yang akan datang berkunjung.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tandas di angkat

"Sahaja aku mengangkat tandas kecil kerana Allah taala" ....

I overheard this 4 years ago from Azfar. He was 5 then and his tadika taught him to take ablution.

Makkkk nak tergelak besar, but as usual Mak maintain cool and ask Azfar ...
Mak : Bang, kenapa abang nak angkat tandas, nak pindah kan ke mana ?

Azfar : Mudarisah ajar macam tu, masa ambil air sembahyang .

Mak : Oooo bukan tandas, hadas ...

Friday, November 18, 2005


Gendong GAFI For Sale .
Padded throughout.
Hook Pre-set.
Material - cotton.
Graphics - Cartoon.
Base Colour - green, pink, yellow, blue.

Price/unit - RM48.00
Shipping & Handling - 10%
Limited supply.
Dec 1st 05 UPDATE !!! OUT OF STOCK !!!

Interested - Call Ninuk 012-2092517 / email :

Gendong In Action

Akmar using gendong throughout her Umrah trip Ramadhan 1426H .

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tangkuban Parahu

Sejukkkkk cooooollll .
Tangkuban Parahu is a volcanic site.

Nov 11 2005


Peyem, tapai ubi kayu.

Besttttt ... sweet ... best eaten after chilled in refrigerator.

Murah saja Bu harganya cuma tiga RIBU lima RATUS rupiah sekilo.

Photo taken at a roadside stall on the way from Garut - Bandung.

Nov 13 2005

Monday, October 31, 2005

Eid & Pelita & Packing

Lighting the night with Pelita.

The boys enjoying the "Pelita" for the FIRST time in their life. All these while they are fond of mercun & bunga api, but never experience a "Pelita" before.
Mak "Pelita" ni nanti meletup macam mercun tu ye ?
Pity my kids, they have never experience life without electricity for a significant time (except the once in a while black out).

Errrr the not so interesting part - packing for going balik kampung.

Our journey will start whenever the 2 drivers are ready. We already bought the CD Raihan Puasa Dulu Baru Raya and we will bring along the I Look I See CD. And I will be zzzzzzzzzzzzzing off at the back seat. Hopefully the kids behave themselves w/ the new Game Boy catridges.
Oops before that, I need to email my Risk&Security Boss the consolidation package I owe. Ahhhh ada saja yang last minute ni.

To all my relatives and friends who will be on the road may you have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Eid Mubarak - may we be blessed with more of Syawals and Ramadhans to come.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Ihtifal 2005 & erti Fokus

Aziz (5 yo) and his grin for getting the Numero One in his class - Kelas Imam Hanafi - Tazkiroh Masjid Shah Alam -- Sungguh unsangkerable ... Alhamdullilah - a great boast to his morale :)

Mak : Camne adik dapat nombor satu sedangkan adik tak pernah ulangkaji pelajaran kat rumah ?
Aziz : Aziz FOKUS dalam kelas.
Mak : Fokus tu apa dik ?
Aziz : Fokus tu tengok mulut Cikgu Hawa masa dalam kelas, jangan tengok kawan.

Waiting patiently in the "Bilik 5" for his costume and turn to go up the stage.

Passing time posing with Umar (classmate) and Salahudin.
And this below is Sihadudin's photo for getting Numore Two in his class Imam Muslim.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Bersama Planta di Ramadhan 1426H

Favourite menu of the house for the last 2 weeks, including during Sahur. Nasi Planta + Telur Matahari Planta + Kicap ABC.

Ini semua pekena Azura Abdul Karim Bersama Planta di TV3.
Nasi Planta, Telur goreng ngan Planta, Sausage grill letak Planta.

And as of the phone call from Mama Ilyas this morning, the Planta fever has spread to Demit.

What's your kids menu for Sahur ?

Monday, October 24, 2005

Kisah Benar DiSiang 18 Ramadhan 1426H

Kisah Benar di Siang 18 Ramadhan 1426H

Betul you ! Anak ku volunteer basuh pinggan lepas makan tengah hari di bulan puasa ... "Kesian Mak ngan Bibi puasa, biar Aziz tolong basuh pinggan" dan Uqbah pun membantu bersama-sama.

Aziz (5 tahun) tersengih malu-malu.

Aziz (5+tahun) dan Uqbah (2+tahun) yang tak puasa membantu di sinki.

Kisah yang berkaitan dengan sinki juga.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


Rumah biru gagah tarik tali.
Azfar nombor 6 di dalam gambar, kira dari kiri.
nota : ini gambar zaman tok kadok 2003.

-aman 7tahun

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Confirmed Raya 2nd week plan

orait ! tiket sudah di beli !
We're going to Bandung on the 2nd weekend of Eidul Fitri.

Lek Wangi will be going to Bandung before Eid and celebrate Eid there with Eyang.
Mak & the gang will be going to Bandung after beraya in KT.
Ya Allah, berkati lah perjalanan kami kerana niat kami ikhlas untuk menyambung silaturrahim dengan saudara-saudara.
Ya Allah, berkatilah perjalanan kami dan jadikanlah Uqbah anak yg cool sepanjang perjalanan. Kalau dia buat perangai macam masa trip KL-Melbourne-KL hari tu, bertawaf dlm kapalterbang tanpa jemu - letih le Mak .

Monday, October 10, 2005

On the 6th day of Ramadhan 1426H

How's your Ramadhan ?
No update since last week due to No broadband access at home. Streamyx is NOT functioning AND Ayah's laptop is out of order AND Mak is tooooo lazy to carry home her office laptop.
All things broadband wise is back in order at this weee hour of 10/10/05 of 6 Ramadhan 1426H.

Here are some shots from the 1st day of Ramadhan scene at the dining area of a particular house at Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam ...

The 2 youngsters who are not fasting - ever cheeky at their designated "Meja Mereka Yang Tidak Berpuasa" . Time check 6:25pm

Abdul Rahman 7 year old on his first day of fasting - lembeeekkk. Time check 6:26pm

The 2 youngsters who are not fasting - ever cheeky at their designated "Meja Mereka Yang Tidak Berpuasa" eiiikkk dah nak licin bubur dalam mangkuk tu, nasi pun dah separuh habis tu. Time check 6:58pm

I am closer to the food now - physically and time wise. Time check : 7.00 pm

Ambo dok abis makang lagi ni. Sedap sungguh Mak dengang Bibi masok ari ni. Time check : 7.25pm

Alhamdullilah ... ambo kenyang doh. Dok dang abih pung ayang percik ni. Susoh gok pose ni. Lapoorrr . Time check : 7:26pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What Is Your Prayer of The Week ?

I choose this one for this week ...

"Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference. "

I received this in my email fm my Big Sister - Bude Nia. I will pray like this for a week and see what difference does it make in my life - not that I've that many people that I "never liked" anyway.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Okey okey ini jawapannya ... Pertandingan di tutup sudah !

1. Daun Kesum
2. Ulam Raja
3. Daun Pegaga
4. Daun Kemangi/Selasih
5. ??
6. Mengkudu
7. Sirih
8. Kedondong

Friends have given up on #5 , which I can understand. So NO WINNER THIS TIME :) jangan mareeee ...
The leaves/spices is not a very common Malay cooking ingredients.
And some more I use the photo of the young leaves and tree, coz' that's how "young" the tree is at my house :) And I do like to eat the pucuk as ulam :)

This is the photo of more matured leaves reference from TROPILAB website.

And with the nice flowers and fruits ...

The answer is EUGENIA POLYANTHA - DAUN SALAM. Some of my Trg friends call it Daun Serai Kayu ...

Synonym: syzygium polyanthum.
Common name: Indonesian bay leaf, salam blad, daun salam manting, serah, kelat samak, Indonesische lorbeerblatt.
Family: myrthaceae (myrtle family).

Salam is a deciduous tropical tree with spreading branches and simple leaves, originally from Indonesia; it is also growing abundantly in Suriname.
Indonesian bay leaf can reach a height of 90 feet although 60 feet is more common.
The flowers are pink and somewhat fragrant while the fruits are round; red at first, later brown.
The seeds are small and brown.
The dried brown leaves of daun salam are aromatic and somewhat sour; used as a spice in the Indonesian - as well the Surinam kitchen; they are applied to meat.
The main phytochemicals in this plant are: eugenol, citral and methylchavicol.

Friday, September 23, 2005

More hint close up photo for #5

Normally used in cooking Rendang Minang and sometime I add it on my Lodeh ...
Some of my friends told me they eat the pucuk as ulam.
And yes - Famy - those plants are within my tiny garden at Bukit Jelutong. Mai le singgah kalau nak merasa.

Click here for the detail contest page ...

Monday, September 19, 2005

Mari Mengenal Ulam/Daun/Pokok - w/ more hint

Cepat-cepat siapa dapat meneka ke semua nama ulam/pokok di bawah ini dengan tepat dan cepat akan mendapat hadiah ... Hmmm hadiah nya akan di umumkan esok ! Best tau ! Cookies home made by Rosie !





Close up photo of # 5 Normally used in cooking Rendang Minang and sometime I add it on my Lodeh ... Some of my friends told me they eat the pucuk as ulam