Wednesday, 27 October 2010

My Latest Acquisition

My oh my... I have been waiting for these shoes for almost a year... a year for the price to reduce to my comfort level. Hehehehehe... So when I was surfing the internet and had these shoes at a bargain, I could not resist myself!!!

Stuart Weitzman - Kimono Wedge

So I asked Nekrock to purchase for me and wallahhhhhh.... I have the shoes that I have been drooling over all these while. Managed to get Yasir to bring them back for me (thanks Yasir!!!). Hmmm my hubby saw 'em and asked "shoes... AGAIN???" and the next question is a mandatory question of course "How much do these cost???". Obviously I have to tell him the truth, mind you, not the whole truth, else I will be banned from shopping, but he seemed quite ok with everything so I am happy. 

Perhaps I will be wearing the kimono to the dinner tonight, perhaps not. Hmmmm need to find the right baju kurung coz the dinner is a formal one. But, whether I will be putting them on tonight or not, it does not matter, coz I have already got what I wanted!!! So next purchase, Tod's loafers!!!

Monday, 18 October 2010


I have not written for some time... Been busy, among other things with Raya and the daily chores. 

Alas, I would love to write a happy note after a long hiatus but sadly, today marks the passing of a friend's beloved husband, Tengku Feisal Tengku Kamalden. To Ereen, I am sorry for your loss and may Allah bless him always...


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Ramadhan is back!!!

Yeay!!! Ramadhan is here again. Time for more good deeds, hopefully. Every year, it is the same resolution for me. To khatam Al-Quran again... alas, never materialise... huhu... so this year, I hope that I can achieve it, so wish me luck peeps!!! 

This is my second Ramadhan in Khartoum, the previous one was challenging, being in Khartoum and such, so this time around, I hope I am prepared to face all the hurdles. The kids are pretty happy about fasting here. They take everything in their stride, as usual. Not much fuss. I do hope that Arif can cope with full-day fasts, considering he is now eating everything twice the usual amount since we were back in Malaysia. And everybody has been commenting on his weight-gain ever since we came back. But Arif being Arif, he just smile his smile and brush off people's remarks... :)

Bazaars will be held twice a month like before and there are many new faces who will be selling, so I can't wait for the first bazaar - a hiatus from cooking, that's why. 

In view of the arrival of Ramadhan Al-Mubarak, I would like to wish everybody, happy fasting and may all your good deeds be rewarded by the Almighty Allah.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Making of Blueberry Cheese Tarts at Min's House

I must confess, I was a bit nervous initially while on the way to Min's house. Not because that I don't know her that well but what if I was not able to make the cheese tartlets all on my own. You see, Min has warned me that she will be guiding me but everything must be done by myself - from the beginning. So I will have to make the pastry, the cheese filling, bake everything and piping etc with my bare hands... and of course with Min as the audience. Hah... coupled with the feeling that I will be laughed upon if I make any mistake (nothing serious, just embarrassment, most likely, and no, I will not die of shame) and Nekrock will obviously be enquiring both of us the outcome.

Turned out that Min is a good sifu. She gave me the instructions, prepare the ingredients and I was ready to show off my culinary skills. Hahahahahaha... probably the skills of a 1st Grader. We were jabbering away while doing the pastry and soon after Min was laughing her butt off when I made some mistakes, I had trouble holding the plastic pipe - I have never done any piping before, and my cheese fillings were somewhat flat. I was laughing too... hehe... for making those silly mistakes. But Min was very encouraging. If I did something wrong, she would show me how it was done (a few times, sometimes) and I would follow suit. All in all, it was a good class. I had a wonderful teacher, so what could go wrong?

Peep, thus I would like to share the pix taken today. I had gobbled at least 5 of the tarts and they taste wonderful. Thanks Min for having me as a student and thank you for sharing the knowledge...

Monday, 21 June 2010

Good News

Was out the whole day, accompanying my friend to the hospital to get the latest result on her breast cancer. Alhamdulillah, she's cleared. So next step - radiation and she has been scheduled for a 5 day-a-week radiation course for 3 weeks. She underwent a scan again to map the radiation area and walllahhhhh... we are done for the day. Ooooppppsss NOT!!!!

We headed to KLCC for me to sort out the monthly parking charges and found out that it has been overdue for 2 months and I had to fork out RM360 for it. Hummmppphhh... there goes my allowance... but wait - maybe this is a sign for me to visit KLCC more often. Hehehehe.... that's definitely a sign not to be ignored. Next stop, One Utama. We ended up celebrating the good news with a buffet at the Seoul Garden (it was a good one, I may add) and shopping. Covered the entire OU - old wing and new wing and by the time we headed home, I was in dire need of a nice hot shower and a good night sleep. But it was all worth it, the good news, the food, the shopping and the good company.....

Friday, 18 June 2010

Aida's Little Man Birthday Do cum Nekrock's Cucu(s) Meet, Finally

Everybody has been excited lately, finally the meeting that the shopaholic girls at Nekrock's Boutique has been waiting for, has arrived. Aida invited us, the cucu, for Khalil's birthday party today and as soon as the clock struck 3pm, I was off to fetch Farin from her office. Luckily, she was transferred to KL (or rather, she was dying to be transferred, hehehehhehe) from Kuantan just a few days ago and her office is located at Kota Damansara, which is a stone's throw away from my house. 

After the hugs and kisses with Farin, we headed to Aida's house. Aida provided us with a map to her house and it was pretty easy to reach there. Guess what? Both of us were the earliest to arrive - at 4pm. Berkobar nye pasal kan.... Min called up to say that she was still at the PLUS highway, Seremban, to be precise. So, not very long then. I had earlier during the day picked up the Cara Berlauk I ordered at Damansara Jaya, trust me, they are really good, I can gobble a few pieces at one time (huh, talk about food and I love em), so passed the kuih to Aida and we talked and talked and talked....

Surprisingly, it was easy to connect with Farin. She's the bubbly type and we got on very well. It was like in the chatbox, but in person. So of course, during our chat, the topic of handbags is something that we would not miss, and not to mention Nek. Well, that was how we met, so it was to be expected. Min arrived soon after (Min can make you laugh, a lot, and her comments, phewwwwww...) and we were soon oblivious to other people. Hahahahahhaha. Also to be expected. Food was simply secondary, it was the joy of meeting each other that showed on each of us. Min brought her famous cheese tartlets (these  are simply fabulous) and Nek sponsored the cake and cupcakes that her daughter-in-law made. Gosh the cupcakes are beautifully decorated and Khalil had his Thomas-the-tank-engine birthday cake. :))

People came and they went and we were still at Aida's house. Reason? We were waiting for Iffa to come and when the sweet Iffa arrived, the cucu were all there. Ina, Ereen and Lieen could not make it so only 5 of us were able to make it but it was an enjoyable gathering. Aida, thank you for having us at your house, Nek, thank you for the cuppies and cake (they were good) and to the rest of the clan, we should meet again soon ;-)

Farin surfing Nekrock's boutique?? Or searching for photos??? hmmmmm...

Khalil's Thomas Cuppies

Min's Cheese Tartlets

What's left of Khalil's birthday cake, courtesy of Nek, and made by Puspa, Nek's daughter-in-law

Satay, sedap gilerrrrrrr

Cuppies by Puspa

Cara Berlauk

Mihun Goreng

Iffa with Bambam (errrr tak bam dahhhhh)

hmmmm Farin still staring at the photo eh?!!

Khalil wants Gordon!!!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Danish's Birthday

Hmmmm... Danish is finally 4 years old. How time flies, he is a year older and I am not getting younger either. And I must remind myself, he is not a baby anymore, so I should stop treating him like one. But it is really difficult doing so, I cannot stop mothering him since the elder boys are now entering the teenager stage (Thaqif more so than Arif) and they would not like me kissing them in public that much ;-) and Danish is the one who always tag along with me wherever I may go. I can even ask him about a handbag and he would either say, it's gorgeous or not. And he will be the one saying, "Mama, mama asik tengok handbag je" because he is usually by my side 24/7 and he knows what I do, day in day out.

So when he asked for a Ben 10 birthday cake, I was like phewwwwww!!! It costs a bomb if I order it from Secret Recipe and besides, nobody would be able finish the cake and it will be such a waste. So I resorted to the next best thing. I went to Bagus (bakery supplier) and managed to get two Ben 10 edible sheets at the price of RM12. Danish chose the pix himself so, I hope he will be satisfied with what I have in mind. Next, off to Secret Recipe to find a whole cake and ended up with New York Cheese Cake and I got the girl there to just place the Ben 10 edible sheet on top of the cake. Whalllahhhhhh.... a Ben 10 birthday cake. We decided to have dinner at Italiannies and when the cake was served, Danish blew the candles with a happy face.... and it made my day (and night!)... so remember, Mama loves you so much and no matter what, I cannot stop mothering you or Thaqif or Arif, for that matter.

Danish trying hard to cut the cake

the finished product *winks*

happy boys, I have...

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Breast Cancer

A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer recently and the news jolted me from my reverie. She is a close friend and has helped me a lot, and I was at a loss on what to do, what to say and so on. I wanted to comfort her, but I don't know how. So, I did what I do best. I took her out shopping and dining. I don't know if she was comforted or not, but I didn't want her to be alone and I wanted her to know that I am around, if ever she needs me... I don't pretend to know what she is going through, but I know it must be rough.

She had the operation done this morning and spent a few hours there. I wasn't able to accompany her as I am currently in JB and the op was done in KL. But a couple of our friends were there so I was glad she was not alone. I was also dreading the news after the op. Has the cancer spread? Or not? What stage is she in? And finally I got my answer - her lymph nodes are all clear. Alhamdulillah... Next stage? Probably radiation therapy. Another challenge but fear not dear, we are here to support you.

So to all women out there, get your mammogram done asap. I am going to get mine done as soon as I am back in KL. It is better to know than not knowing at all. Btw, here is one article about breast cancer - click here, so happy reading.

Monday, 7 June 2010

2 Weddings and a Doa Selamat

Arrived JB quite late on Friday night as the highway was all jammed up right from the Mahameru highway all the way to Seremban. The kids were pretty starving when we arrived at the Seremban R&R and we decided to have dinner at KFC. As soon as we arrived in JB, we were greeted by hugs and kisses from my mom and dad. Phewwwww... I have just realised, I missed them terribly and the kids did too. The kids were ecstatic to meet Atuk and Nenek and vice versa. I couldn't help but smiled... Both Atuk and Nenek didn't get enough sleep that night, attending to their grandchildren, one wanted apple juice, the other wanted something else and Danish wanted Atuk to himself. Hehehhehehe...

We were up late the next morning and left JB for Batu Pahat rather late in the afternoon. Went straight to my second cousin's wedding in Bagan (ok, we were late, but better late than never kan) and had Nasi Ambeng. Perghhhhh... sodap!!! The kampung house has a "kolong", a void under the house - sort of a basement but sits on the land itself and the  wooden house is built several feet above the ground. The kids had a blast there playing with the "bunga manggar" and running around the huge compound. My parents were happy to meet with all  our relatives, reminiscing a bit here and there and then it was time to go. 

We went straight to my grandma's house in Peserai (still in Batu Pahat, not far from town) and she was really happy to meet us. I didn't have a chance to visit her during our trip last December due to limited time and of course it was high time for us to visit her. There is nothing more that makes her happy and I could see it in her eyes. I wish I could've visited her more often and I would do so while I am here.

That Saturday night, we went for the doa selamat as another cousin was getting married on Monday. Menu was white rice with fish sambal, asam pedas and a lot more. I was filled with glee simply by looking at the dishes. hehehehhehee... Met a few more relatives, reconnecting with more people and then back to grandma's house. Of course, I had a good night sleep bearing in mind the food that I have ingested... sigh... makin tembam la...

Sunday was a wet day and we started the day late. I was supposed to take my grandma and my aunt for check-ups that morning and of course I missed it and my mom and dad ended up taking them. Everything was ok, both of them got their hypertension meds but nothing to worry about according to the doctor. My grandma is about 80 years old I think, and although she can walk on her own, she still needs someone to watch over her and my aunt, Mak Zah is the one staying with her 24/7. Luckily another aunt, Mak Yek, lives behind my grandma's house, so there are people close by that they can rely on.

Later after Zuhur, we left Batu Pahat and headed to Kluang for another cousin's wedding, errr probably a niece's wedding. I am not sure anymore of the ties, we are not that close, so a bit difficult to zoom into the exact relationship, suffice to say that she is one of my relatives. hehe.. Had Nasi Beriyani at the wedding and we left soon after.

Arrived back in JB exhausted and a few loads of laundry to do. sigh... but all in all, it was a good weekend, a lot of ticks on my to-do list and I am happy :) 

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Danish's Unfortunate Accident

Danish sustained 2 deep gashes late last night. All because I was about to stumble off the stairs and due to reflex, accidentally pushed him (he was in front of me) causing him to fall face first against the edges of the stairs. Sigh.... My overwhelming guilt does not help the situation either. 

We were supposed to spend the night at my in-laws' place, instead we spent the night at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital. When the GP took a look at his cuts, he advised Danish to go for stitches under the general anesthesia and since he had just had dinner 3 hours before the fall, he could not have it done during the night. So this morning, the plastic surgeon, Dato' Dr Jalil, stitched him up and the whole procedure took about 15 mins to complete. 


a bit anxious


pretending to be asleep

just before going into the OT 


still sleepy after the GA

A mere 15 minutes for everything to be completed but I could not sleep peacefully last night knowing that I was the one who caused it to happen. Which mother wants her kid/s to suffer due to her fault? None, that I know of. Sigh... I wish I could have reversed time and prevented it from happening. I wish I was watching where I was going and not stumble. I wish it was me who fell... I wish for a lot of things but I believe everything happen for a reason and this is just a minor test from Allah. All that I can hope now is that this incident will not happen twice and I would not want to experience the anguish again.

I love my kids deeply and I am truly sorry Danish, for allowing this accident to happen.

Monday, 24 May 2010

I'm Baaaackkkkkkkkk

Back in Malaysia!!! Woohoooo!!! Since Friday afternoon, actually. Came home, tired (after all handling 3 kids without my husband along was really challenging) and inadequate sleep. Hah.. economy class kan... kaki sakit la, pinggang nak patah la. Luckily the journey was only about 9 hours plus and I had Mek Na, Kak Nia, Kak Ina Wahab with family to accompany us. Otherwise, I honestly can't say, probably I would have been detained in Dubai for screaming my lungs out at my kids. Not that I didn't feel like screaming, mind you. One wanted Ben10 chocolate, the other one wanted sweets, later another one wanted some other things. And Danish... Danish wanted everything. Every single item that pleased him... sigh... kopak nak oiiiii...

My parents in law met us at the airport and of course, our luggage were too many to be dumped into the Perdana so Mekna and I decided to share a van to Kota Damansara. Of course there was barely enough space for the passengers but we managed as the kids went off with my in-laws. Reached my messy home feeling elated, of course, after a period of time spent in Sudan, anywhere in Malaysia seems like heaven. Hehe... my in-laws decided to treat us with Roti Tisu from Kayu.... wahhhhhh... sedap giler. Licin beb!!! Didn't even remember to take pictures. Sorry peeps!!!

Although I was tired, the kids wanted to go out, so I relented. Had sushi for dinner, went to Tesco to buy a few things and that was already around midnight. My hubby called a few times checking on us (probably because he was bored and was wondering what his wife is spending his money on) and also to ask where the salt is located at - yeah, after not cooking for like ages, he had to call la kan. 

All in all, I am happy to be back, the calendar is starting to get filled up and I can't wait to go shopping!!! Oooopppssss... already done that and more to come!!! Hahahahahahahaha...

Saturday, 15 May 2010


Saying goodbyes are always tearful for me regardless who is leaving. Mata merah, bengkak, air hidung meleleh... adehhh... These past few weeks, one friend after another went back to Malaysia for good, leaving me behind to face the ups and downs in Sudan.... sigh... Tried putting up a brave face, failed every time. Hmmmppphhh, hampeh. 

So, another friend left Sudan yesterday. K.Adek arrived here about the same time as I did circa December 2009, perhaps a few days earlier. She is known for her cooking especially making soups. All kinds of soup, you name it. Bakso, Soto, Nasik Air, Sup Tulang and various other recipes. In short she must have loved cooking so much that I would usually get invitation from her for morning coffee, tea, lunch errr not dinner though.. hehe... a seller at the bazaar, a Petronita cook, eeeee macam-macam lah. She is one iron lady, she braved all challenges without fail. So I will definitely miss her cooking and her presence here. Errr don't think I will ever forget Annual Dinner! :))

A few weeks ago, K. Maz and K. Maria left. Next 2 weeks, Najwa and K. Masdiana leaving. And since I hate goodbyes, I decided to go back to Malaysia next week, on 20th May. So that I don't have to face goodbyes anymore. I will be back here in a flash (believe me, 2 months are not long enough) and a few more empty apartments will welcome me back. Ugh, not a welcoming prospect, I know.

But life goes on whether you want it or not so better make the best out of it, not that I won't be seeing them in Malaysia, in fact, K. Masdiana has invited us to come over to her mom's house on 15th June for a makan-makan session. Something to look forward to besides seeing my parents and shopping :)

To those who have left and going to leave, will definitely cherish all those happy moments always and hope that the friendship that we built will last. 

Saturday, 8 May 2010

I Love You, Mummy

The day that I became a mum was the day that I truly understood my mom's sacrifices all this while.

My mom is a no-nonsense lady. She might be construed as heartless sometimes, but she has your best interests at heart. When my siblings and I were young, we were not allowed to watch tv during weekdays and limited sessions during weekends. I didn't have freedom to go out with friends to the malls and she knew all my school teachers (she is a teacher too, and the fraternity was small during that time and everybody seems to know everybody) to the point that she disapproved a friend of mine simply because a teacher in school was of the opinion that my friend was a bad influence - of course, I was pissed off at both my mom and my teacher. 

But I know now that she just wanted her kids to excel in our studies and become better people. My mom will cook whatever dishes I requested for, she is always around whenever I needed her even when she is sorely exhausted. She loves her grandsons to pieces. She wanted to resign from work just so that she can visit us more often before we moved to Sudan. Because she loves us, she loves me. 

That, I am fully aware now that I have become a mother, myself. And I love my kids. I will do everything that I can in their best interests. Period.

So, I love you, Mummy for everything that you have done for me and I will love you, always.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Birthday Bash

Yesterday, I stayed home to bake cakes for the birthday bash which was held today. 3 pieces, ugh... and K. Zue requested for Butter Cheese Cake when we had the meeting last 2 weeks. Since I was baking the whole day, I decided to bake pandan buns as well. Gave some of the buns to neighbours, especially K. Na - her plates/bowls are piling up fast, courtesy to her sending dishes (lontong, laksa, nasik ayam, the list goes on and on) to us, the faithful followers and admirers of her cooking.

Najwa came over about 9.30 pm last night to decorate the birthday cakes. I guess she was expecting me to help with the decor but helloooooooo... ME? Who knows next to nothing about ANY decor, let alone cake decor? Anyway she ended up doing the whole lot, so I was saved of making an embarrassment of myself (I don't want to upset the kids by showing up with a comot cake, now would I?) The results... jeng jeng jeng... nice huh? Trust Najwa, she can really turn a plain cake into a gorgeous one. :D

During the cake decor session, Nadirah and Danish were busy fighting over the rolling pin that Najwa brought along, and I took out mine and gave it to Danish while saying "Nah, mama ada yang lagi besar." Danish looked at Nadirah and declared "Haaaaa... mak kita lagi besarrrrrrrrrrrr!!!" Najwa and me exchanged looks and laughed outright. Hahahahaha... anyway Danish's comment is true since Najwa is the skinny one while I am the chubby one. 

Jimmy, Muadz and Mursyir ended up sleeping over and despite my asking them to sleep early in order to be in time for the early birthday bash event the morning after, all the boys continued on playing X-Box until God knows when. Luckily they were able to wake up just in time... hehe.

All the kids were of course happy to have the birthday event. It was held for the birthday boys and girls born in the month of March, April, May and June (not forgetting, the moms as well). Menu for the day were:
  1. Mihun Sup
  2. Nasi Impit with Kuah Kacang
  3. Donuts
  4. Pau Sambal
  5. Jelly Cocktail
Of course, I tapau the leftovers, just so that I do not have to cook for lunch and so were many others. I think tapau is part of any makan-makan event no matter when and where, especially here in the complex.

I was totally exhausted by the time I was back and ended up taking a nap for 4 hours, not realising that the boys missed their Friday prayers because they were asleep as well... sigh... Syed actually called to ask for Jimmy who was fast asleep in Thaqif's bed and I felt bad for letting this happened... sigh again...

The jelly cocktail is still available, so probably I should be calling the other madams for a lepak session at the Laman Santai... hmmm... interesting. Ok peeps... must make a few calls. hehe.

The Haircut

My boys have had their hair kept long since the day we arrived in Khartoum. That was the 31st December 2008. They refused to cut their hair despite my urging them to do so (at the very least during the first few months we were here) because they have seen what the barbers here are capable of doing, due to the communication breakdown (we cannot speak Arabic, the native language here). So at the end of the day, both me and my husband let them be, after all, when we are back in Malaysia for good, there is little chance for them to keep long hair because the government schools have rules about that. The last haircut they had was in December 2009 when we came back to Malaysia to attend Yayah's wedding and that was just a hair "trim".

And I thought everything would be ok until the day we are transferred back to Malaysia...

Yet disaster strikes a week back!! I was justifiably surprised when Thaqif made a comment about Arif having "kutu" (kutu is head lice) and Jimmy was the one who discovered it a couple of weeks back. I said "WHATTTTTT???" And there goes Thaqif rambling about Auntie Najwa found quite a number of lice eggs and nits after Jimmy made the comment. I asked Arif if all these were true and he sheepishly replied yes. When I asked why this piece of news was not conveyed to me earlier, Thaqif said "Arif was scared, Mama, because he has kutu." I was dumbfounded for a while, thinking whether I was too harsh on them or whether they had the wrong information on kutu. I probed further and later found out that Arif thought improper shampooing will result in having kutu. Since this was my first encounter with kutu in my adult life (I can vaguely recall having a kutu attack when I was in Standard 1 or 2), I googled whatever I can and got to know that improper hygiene care does not have any bearing with getting lice. Of course I was a bit relieved knowing this and informed the boys, "OK, there is nothing wrong about your hygiene but I was disappointed that you didn't tell me earlier since we can take care of the lice when it was first discovered." I ended up going to a few pharmacies the next day to find whatever medication available here. I applied the treatment to the boys (yes, all 3 of them have head lice) thanks to Najwa who has some leftover of LiceMD coupled with the new medicine. And that night itself, I pestered Rommil to bring the boys for a haircut (don't think I can stand another day) at the barber. Of course, Thaqif had his misgivings but Alhamdulillah, he went for it. Haaaa.. but Mama had to google for the Mohawk cut fashioned after David Beckham la kannnn. Hahaha...

Arif was the first to go through the scissors. Apprehensive at first, but he was all for a haircut.

Arif - After
(chubby eh??)

Danish - he was pretty happy to cut his hair

Thaqif - ala Beckham

To ensure that the boys are free of lice, I was practically a Mak Beruk every day, searching for nits, eggs and kutu. Aiyoooooo.... I don't think I can face another bout of kutu if it ever happen again. For the last 2 days, I have not found the eggs or lice, and I hope this will continue forever. But just in case, I have asked Rommil to buy a few bottles of LiceMD in Malaysia. Not going to be caught unprepared, again.

To mothers out there, please check your child's head now and again. You'll never know when it'll happen. 

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Bun Pandan Kak Noor Masri

Sumber: Kak NoorMasri & Resepi Diana

Bahan-bahan doh:
400 g tepung roti (strong white bread flour) - D guna 350 gram tepung roti dan 50 gram tepung superfine
(Nani guna tepung gandum biasa)
2 1/2 sudu kecil yis kering
1 sudu kecil garam (paras rata)
50 g mentega }dicairkan
70g - 80 g gula
1 biji telur
100 ml susu segar suam
110 ml air pandan - suam
(Nani gantikan dengan air suam kalu nak buat bun biasa)

sket susu segar (1 sudu besar)- utk sapuan atas roti
1 sudu kecil mentega cair} utk sapuan atas roti
Cara membuat doh:

1. Campurkan tepung, yis, garam, dan gula kedlm mangkuk besar.
2. Buat lubang di tengah2nya, tuangkan mentega, susu, air pandan dan telur.
3. Gaul tepung tadi sehingga menjadi doh yg lembut.
4. Uli selama 15 minit sehingga doh menjadi licin (tidak melekat di jari) dan elastic (walaupun doh ni agak melekit pd mulanya JGN tambah sebarang tepung)
5. Bulatkan doh kemudian letakkan kedlm mangkuk yg telah dilenser dgn sedikit minyak dan tutup dgn cling film.
6. Letak ditempat yg suam selama 1 ½ - 2 jam sehingga doh mengembang 2 kali ganda.
7. Kemudian bahagikan doh tersbt kpd beberapa bahagian seberat 50-60g g setiap bahagian pastu bulat2kan..susun dlm loyang yg dilapik dgn kertas minyak atau disapu majerin jarak antara satu sama lain jgn terlampau jauh supaya bila kembang doh tu akan bercantum sesama sendiri.
8. Kemudian tutup loyang tersebut dgn cling film selama 1 jam atau sehingga doh tersebut kembang 2 kali ganda semula.
9. Panaskan oven pd suhu 190-200'C, sapu roti dgn susu segar kemudian bakar selama 15-20 min atau sehingga keperangan. (Kat oven Sudan, 170C dah ok)
10. Angkat, sapu dgn mentega cair. Sejukkan atas redai besi dan tutup dgn kain bersih (utk mendptkan soft crust)

(Note: If you are using breadmaker, please proceed to dump everything according to the manufacturer's guidelines and walllahhhh!!!)

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

First Rambling

Now I officially have my own blog. Wooohooooo... I wanted to start earlier but somehow it did not materialise until now. Been pretty busy with... hmmm... life actually. Being a mom to 3 growing boys is not without its challenges. But I'll live, nevertheless. Actually I think I owe the creation of this blog (partly) to K.Maz. She has been blogging for quite some time and I like the idea of sharing life as it is, to the whole world, whether the whole world is reading it or not. She was a fellow friend here in Khartoum until she went back to Malaysia recently and she can be visited here.

Anyway, as the title above suggests, being a shopaholic, I can really shop and I am an impulsive buyer. I am currently residing in Khartoum, Sudan and I still shop whenever I have the time, be it in souqs, mini markets or online shopping. I never thought that I will be able to shop as and when I want to in Sudan, but you'll never know! Sudan is full of treasure troves and one might just tumble into it unknowingly. There are antique items for grabs, curtain and upholstery materials at half the price in Malaysia and various other stuffs - kitchenware, tableware, etc. For the ladies here, it is an excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the kitchen... hehehe..

Online shopping? It is the best, let me assure you, to the point that I'm addicted to it. Well, since money is not endless (not that I have not wish it to be so) I am satisfied if I can just view the countless handbags, shoes, sunnies and so on (on daily basis, mind you)... and there are a lot of bargains out there if you know where to find them.. I do not have to buy everything, do I (though arguably I would love to buy everything that I want to)? However, if you want good service and value for money, visit NekRock's boutique? I have done business with her many many times and she has never let me down. She will wrap all items nicely so that they are not damaged whilst in shipping, asnwer your queries promptly and try her best to accommodate to your wishes. There are other sites as well which I will share with you later but if you want some updates and sound advice on bags, why not visit Purseblog? You will get to know who wears what and reviews of the latest collections from various designers. And while you're at it, check this blog out, The Bag Connoisseur, hosted by our own Malaysian women? Ahhhh... the joys of having everything at your fingertips, including shopping, is bliss. But as I am a self-confessed shopaholic, there are always excuses for me to spend my money and you know what?? It is my money and therefore I will spend it the way I see fit! Muahahahahahaha...