Friday, December 29, 2006


It was a long operation for a 62 years old man. 26 hours marathon. But it felt longer to those outside the operation room and at home waiting. The operation started at 8 am and after 26 exhausting hours, papa was sent to ICU.

Ihsan's father was diagnosed with mouth/skin cancer or scientifically called squamous cell carcinoma about 8 months ago. It started out as simple pain that won't go away after he went to see a dentist and have one of his teeth pulled out. After thorough checkup, doctor said that there was presence of tumors in the mouth areas. He had already undergone one operation but recently the cancer had spread out to the other section of the mouth. And thus the 26 hours operation .. which have us flying back to Malaysia.

Alhamdulillah.. the operation was a success with the following procedures:

1. Removal of cancerous skin around the mouth
2. Removal of the iron placed in the chin (in the first operation few months back)
3. Bone taken from fibula - leg bone to reconstruct the chin
4. Flab taken from thigh to cover the mouth area

Quite an ordeal for an old man. May Allah give papa strength to bear the pain and speedy recovery and in good health for many more years to come.

These are some pictures taken during his stay in the ICU and some during his recovery process.Not for the faint hearted.

Dalam ICU, hari ke dua , papa still tak sedar lagi.

Day 5, setelah pembalut muka dibuang. The cancerous skin around the mouth was removed and replaced with the skin from the thigh (the lighter shade portion)

With pen and note book. Tools to communicate as papa tak boleh cakap lagi. Alhamdulillah...Papa is now getting better. Please pray for his speedy recovery, thanks.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


Home sweet home ..

Ironically, my previous post's title was 'Home Sweet Home' and that was referring to Malaysia.. I guess after a month away, i kinda missed it here.. and when the immigration officer said 'Welcome back' to us ... i was all smiling. I'm back.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Home sweet home

Sorry for the long silence.. the reason being.. hmm... yes ..saya ada kat Malaysia sekarang.. and up until today baru berjumpa internet access ..

I was in Malaysia for 2 weeks oredi now... balik pun sebenarnya bukannya plan pun... last minute je beli ticket flight .. Ihsan's father will undergo major operation for mouth cancer... so balik terus ke Terangganu and then ke HUSM Kota Bharu .. supposed operation date was last 27th Nov .. tapi ada complication so the operation was postponed to 11th Dec. Sementara menunggu operation day..kitorang lari jap balik KL ... will be going back to Kota Bharu on Friday. For those yang i tak sempat nak call or jumpa... sorry sangat2... one.. banyak sangat benda nak settle dalam masa yg singkat ni.. two ..mostly number you guys i takde .. three .. banyak la plak alasan aku kan... anyway.. kalau nak call i .. please ring me at 0175747828 . I will be using this number until 25th Dec ., which will be my last day kat Malaysia (nice timing eh? .. sampai2 Melbourne jer aku leh shopping on Boxing day ..he..he..he...)

Until then.. sorry again .. will try to see you guys if i can ... take care.


Post aku tak sah kalau takde gambar :P .. latest gambar Taufiq .. jumpa Zahid pulak bila lepak Starbuck KLCC.. ni stock untuk Tok dia sebenarnya ..ha..ha.. jgn tak tau ..mak aku dulu minat Zahid Akedemi Fantasia ni ... siap vote sms lagi ..ha..ha..

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Open House Kg Victoria

These pics taken during our Jalan2 ke Open House warga2 Kg Victoria area Springvale..... (jauh sikit dari city..most of them are students at Monash University Melbourne..) ... dalam satu hari tu boleh caver 7, 8 rumah kot..It's kinda fun (esp. the fact that i don't have to cook for the day ..)

Raya pics

Nak tengok gambar raya ye .. okay .. ni dulu ... nanti letak lagi....tgh edit gambar ni ..

Antara yang datang rumah malam hari raya tu ..

Friday, November 03, 2006

Syawal updates

Sekejap jer kan .. dah nak setengah dah bulan syawal.. puasa 6 baru sehari..hmm.. kena cepat ni ..kot tak sempat nanti .... insyaallah...

For all Muslim reader, rasanya it's not too late to wish Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri..Maaf Zahir Batin... Syawal sebulan kan ..:)

Hm.. dah lama tak update blog... laptop rosak sebenarnya... (okay.. that's alasan jer tu... but i guess kalau laptop okay pun macam lambat jugak nak update blog ni ..) tengah tunggu nak baiki lagi my laptop tu.. at the moment.. pinjam laptop *bau kedai lagi* my hubby jap ...

News update ..hmm... where do i start ..

- First time malam raya tido 2 jam jer .. because i was busy cooking .. baru tau rupanya susah jugak beraya kat rumah sendiri ni ... dulu selalu balik kampung goyang kaki jer.. err ..regardless rumah sendiri or rumah mak mertua .. (erk..) .. sib baik Ihsan pun have to study for his coming exam.. so while i was cooking.. dia dok la meneman kat dalam dapur tu .. bila dah siap.. tengok jam dah pukul 3.45 am.. tunggu jer lah another 15 minutes nak masuk Subuh .. then after prayer, tido sekejap sebab kol 6 nak bangun siap2 for sembahyang raya at 7 am..

- Oh..did i mention that we celebrate raya on Monday? Yep..a day earlier than Malaysia .. so it's kinda weird calling back Malaysia and beraya dgn parents while they were still fasting ..:P .. so i make a point of calling again the next day... baru ada feel sikit..he..he.he..

- First time Amirah ponteng Kinder tahun ni for hari raya ...

- The theme this year was smashing red..ha..ha..ha.. tapi ada la pulak orang tu tak nak pakai baju melayu merah dia... said that no point in wearing baju melayu just for pegi sembahyang (bagus jugak.. then i don't have to do my most malas job -- ironing) and then tukar balik baju biasa sebab kena pegi kelas... oh yes.. Ihsan ada kelas sampai ke petang hari tu..

- My raya dish -- nasi impit with kuah kacang and nasik dagang .... nasik dagang was a sold out... agaknya that's the closest they can get to nasik dagang here kot..ha..ha.. nasik impit and kuah kacang unfortunately have found residence in my fridge (until today... !)

- Glad to announce 'Open House' tradition still lives ..even tho jauh di perantauan .. but open house rumah orang lain lah... official open house this year.. however my house is open anytime to those yg nak datang beraya ...
For those in Malaysia.. open house i raincheck lah ye .. tunggu sampai i balik Malaysia dulu .. :) meaning 2 more raya to go.. insyaallah if panjang umur and murah rezeki ....

Now that my first time raya in perantauan is almost over.. it's actually not that bad... Overall, raya feels good. I guess when you have the family that matter the most beside you .. you couldn't ask for more.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Happy Birthday to me...

Mummy showed me the world on 19 October 2005, and today I am one year old. Thanks Papa, Mama and Kak Amirah for one wonderful year.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Dress up day

Again cerita pasal Amirah.. :P

This time kat kinder dia ada Dress Up Day.. so everybody has to come to kinder dressed up as any character the children choose to be. Amirah nak jadik Fairy ..

One thing about the parents here is that they do take these things very seriously.. Events organized by the kinder usually will have lotsa support.. even our version of mesyuarat PIBG pun ramai yang datang ... yours truly included... I have to give credits to the kinder's teacher... diorang sanggup datang malam2 semata2 nak borak2 dengan parents budak2 ni regarding the children's activities .. salute ..

So back to Amirah the Fairy girl story.. Since other parents pun macam beriya.. kitorang pun tak nak terkecuali.. We went for costume shopping for Amirah and bought her the wings, the celo and the magic wand .. all white.. so boleh matchkan dgn gown putih dia...

Di pagi hari mama dia ler yang kena siapkan.. he..he.. infact mama dia lagi semangat nak dress up kan amirah dari empunya badan tu sendiri (okay.. tadika aku dulu mana ada dress up2 ni..oh..wait.. aku tak habis tadika ..he..he ..satu2 nyer institusi pengajian yang aku quit sebelum tamat pengajian..:P...)

And as usual.. gambar lagi :P ..

Sporting tak.. cikgu pun dress up sekali ...

Amirah tgh tunggu turn nak balik

Kat park sebelah kinder Amirah

With her bestfriends

Olivia the Bride, Amirah the Fairy, Geogia the Mermaid and Marie the Ballerina

Monday, September 25, 2006

Romancing the Tulips

The tulip came to Australia with the love of Cees and Johanna Tesselaar. The couple left Holland on their wedding day just before the start of WWII. Johanna’s parents were bulb growers and Kees’ father worked in a bulb auction house. Their dream was to bring the flower of their affection to their new home. Settling in Silvan their dream came true. They have been able to share their dream and show off their love, a love that extends through generations.

There are but a few weeks of the year when we can share this love affair and you can witness these masses of magical colour and brilliance. A love affair which has been getting bigger and better for 52 years! So release yourself from the droll of everyday life and fall in love again at Tesselaar Tulip Festival …

Okay.. that's what was written on the brochure masa kitorang pegi this festival... So if you have any plan to be in Melbourne and love tulips, then come here around mid September to Mid October... there are but a few weeks of the year when the tulips bloom...

Knee deep in flowers will stray; we’ll keep the showers away. And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, will you pardon me? Come tiptoe through the tulips with me!
- All Dubin and Joe Burke

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ramadhan datang lagi..

Alhamdulillah... tahun ni masih lagi sempat merasa Ramadhan ...

Feels the same.. just that tahun ni cabaran berbeza .. kena menyediakan juadah berbuka without the help of 'Pasar Ramadhan'. I guess tahun ni semua homemade..hmm... but we sure gonna miss tepung pelita .. huhuhu..

For all my Muslim readers.. Selamat menyambut Ramadhan. Semoga bulan mulia ni kita perbanyakkan ibadat.


Friday, September 22, 2006

J_mie Oliver Kg V_ctoria...

Long overdue post sebenarnye ni... dah lama dah upload gambar.. tapi still in draft mode ..until today :P ..

Sajer jer nak cerita aku dah reti buat sushi .. i first thought sushi making was very difficult .. it turned out VERY simple.. macam masak nasik biasa jer .. cuma the rolling part was a bit tricky if you are first timer.. he..he.. berterabur nak gulung.. It took me a while, but practice makes perfect! .. But of course there are different types of sushi ..the easiest to make is a maki or roll... tu yang aku rasa senang kot..he..he.. sebab buat sushi yang level beginner .. :)
Usually i will put crab stick, avocado and cucumber .. Nak carik salmon pulak lepas ni ...

Both Amirah and Ihsan love sushi so much so memang rasa berbaloi buat. And if you've enjoyed eating sushi too, don't be put off by its food-as-art reputation - try making it yourself. All you need are the right ingredients and plenty of patience! Good luck.

Ni gambar Amirah dengan my own pieces of miniature edible artwork...I think ni second time buat kot ..Yang first tak sempat ambik gambar because everything was gobbled down long before the photographer gets set up :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My two models ..

One of those days yang malas nak update blog.. so gambar jer lah ye ...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Bz sket lately ni.. parents ada kat rumah .. so sibuk dok bawak diorang jalan2.. malam ni flight diorang balik Malaysia, after 2 weeks kat sini.. wish they stayed longer tho..

Lepas ni lah ye letak update baru ... till then.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Edisi Merdeka

Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan yang ke ehem.. (jap google jap...) okay 49th ...

Sama jer merdeka bagi aku ni kat mana2 pun .. kat Malaysia maybe rasa best sket kot sebab cuti kot... else, sama jer... huh... tak patriotik sungguh aku ni ... maybe i should read more books about history of those pahlawan2 (Mat Kilau, Leftenan Adnan.. hmm sapa lagi ye *think hard* from buku sejarah form 3 dulu ...he..he.. ) yang bebaskan Malaysia dari penjajah ni instead all those tak releven buku2 cerita ..he..he.. yeah... i know .. i took our freedom for granted. I guess you can never truly embrace the real meaning of freedom when it is inherited... or when it is not your fight ... or when you learnt that hari merdeka is more synonym with meaningless jeritan "merdeka..merdeka.." kat dataran merdeka... or the fireworks or the perarakan merdeka... it's sad on how we are losing the real meaning of merdeka... *sigh* .. or maybe it's just me....

Okay.. quickly moving on to happier note .. Amirah just won tempat pertama for Pertandingan Pakaian Beragam Kebangsaan for Hari Merdeka organized by Kelab Dewan Malaysia Melbourne. Yay for Amirah!

So as usual.. entry aku ni tak sah kalau takde gambar ... who else.. kalau tak Taufiq, Amirah.. tak Amirah .... Taufiq pulak ... I'm short of models for my blog lah :P ... Any takers?