Monday, October 29, 2007

Kanak-kanak riang di hari raya

Yang paling happy bila pegi open house di hari raya ialah budak-budak. Not because dapat makan lots of foods.. tak bersentuh pun makanan kadang2... and not because they can get lots of duit raya.. it's not even a custom here.. Amirah even puzzled getting a money from her favourite uncle " Ma, apasal Uncle ni kasik duit kat Mirah ni..?"
But the joy of hari raya for these kids ialah get to meet their friends and play with them. Sometimes boleh dapat kawan baru. When they meet each other only one thing matters "It's play time!!.." Best kan jadik budak-budak.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Congratulation to my sis..

Baru perasan ada gambar graduation dia kat her friendster.. so curik dua tiga keping ..and upload kat sini ...

12 years ago..I still remembered impian sorang budak kecik nak jadik doktor.. I think it was driven by my grandpa's death.. tokwan rupanya ada cancer paru-paru.. kitorang semua tak tahu until his death... i think even he himself tak tahu... as long as i can remember..dia tak pernah sakit... until that evening when dia jatuh semasa nak berwuduk ... and 3 days later, we lost the most loving and sporting grandpa we ever had...x-ray from hospital showed that his lungs was damaged beyond repair...

It's such a cliche saying that I want to be a doctor one day to help others because I lost my loved one, but that was what my sis did. And today I am a very proud sister. My little baby is now a doctor (oh..few of my friends still remember my sis as budak darjah 6 lagi..hehe.. time flies kan... ).

Congratulations Dr. Azad Eryani, Tokwan would be proud :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Raya Update...

I was not feeling well during hari raya. The worst was the night before raya. Kalau tak memikirkan besoknya raya, and there were food to prepare, I would have slept the whole night thru. Instead, I did telan panadol sebijik (universal-cure-all-sakit-ubat), slept for 2 hours lepas maghrib, and woke up at 10.30 pm feeling a little bit better, and started all the preparations for cooking. The menu was Nasi Dagang and Nasi Impit with Kuah Kacang (sama jer menu macam last year..hehehe). Macam signature dish la pulak di pagi raya :)

Inilah rupanya nasi dagang bergulaikan ikan trevally and nasi impit with kuah kacang. No cookies as I am terribly bad at making cookies plus i have no tolerant for tedious cookies making. Carrot cake pun beli jer dari Sara Lee, sebab Ihsan tau how 'good' wife dia on baking.

What's the difference beraya di Malaysia and di Melbourne? Lagi meriah kot. Hari raya here started at Malaysian Hall, where most of us went there for sembahyang raya. Then, pegi beraya rumah kawan-kawan. There will be houses/hosts that volunteer untuk diserbu di pagi raya. Of course it was pre-arranged prior to raya on list of houses to visit. Emails were full of raya plan, tapi biasa lah.. on paper jer tu.. hari raya kan .. semua rumah always terbuka untuk diserbu :). Kalau ikut plan, my house 'bukak' on Hari Raya kedua...tapi alhamdulillah and nasib baik jugak buat extra nasi, ramai pulak tetamu di pagi raya. We then pegi from one rumah to another, sampailah ke malam. Raya kat Malaysia pun takde lah sampai 12 jam non-stop. It was fun, despite me being not well. Being surrounded with friends, kurang sikit rindu kat family in Malaysia. In a way, we have each other, friend are like families here.

So, selamat hari raya everyone. Enjoy your Syawal...

More pictures soon....

Friday, October 19, 2007

The best 2 years of my life ...

.. and more to come !!

Happy Birthday to ME !!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Ada yang nak buat sushi bukak puasa hari ni ker?

Kalau nak buat sushi, kena ada :

1. Sushi mat
2. Nori sheet atau seaweed sheet
3. Beras for sushi. Usually ada jual dalam packet special for nak buat sushi..or you can recognize beras tu by the appearance. Gemuk2 and pendek2. Common misconception ialah sushi was made using beras pulut ( i did :P..) sebab texturenya yang melekit2 dan berkilat. But really, it's the beras and the vinegar solution yang make the texture looks like that.

Any special skills kena ada :

1. Basic skill masak nasik.
2. Rock n roll :P

The first step for making sushi is to masak nasik. I usually masak the old fashion way atas stove, 2 cups of rice with 2 cups of water, ratio 1-1. Kalau nak guna rice cooker pun boleh jugak..sajer jer kasik tradiotional sket.
While rice is cooking, boleh prepare the vinegar solution, which consist of 6 sudu besar rice vinegar, 4 sudu besar gula,1 sudu teh garam, mix all and cook with api kecik jer until semua melt.

Bila nasik dah masak, kaut and put in a bowl, biar dia warm sket and start putting the vinegar solution sket2. Kacau slowly as not to smash the perfect sushi rice. Bila all dah nampak cam glossy shine and sticky to the touch, then voila, your rice is ready for rock and roll.

Nak roll ni i wud consider tricky part sikit. Odds are, the first time roll tu memang tak akan dapat shape yang diinginilah... so sabar... with practise, you'll be just fine. Letak seaweed atas sushi mat tadi and start putting your rice on top of the seaweed. Ratakan, leaving only about 2 cm seaweed uncovered at the end (to seal the rolling end). Don't put too much nasi, as long as you can still see seaweed sikit2 dicelah2 nasik tu, then you are on the right track :).

Letak la apa nak letak dalam sushi ni.. my favourite ialah crab stick, zucchini and avocado (potong panjang2). Roll your sushi. Kat last2 tu, basahkan the uncovered part of seaweed tadi and seal the whole rolling process.

Potong and ready to eat.

Gambar from my old entry. Aku ni pandai kasik resepi jer.. the last time i made sushi was hmmm.. bila ek?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

What to do?

Been YMing with a friend... and you know when girls talk (err.. boleh lagi panggil girl ke kita ni eh?) .. we were rambling from one topic to another... about life being married..loving it... 'geram'ing it..loving it back..hehe.. you know the usual.. and somehow di bulan ramadhan ni.. kalau tak bersembang about makan tak sah.. what to do .. perut sometimes controlled what's on our mind... so yeah.. she said she made some major improvement in cooking .. proudly made a whole family dinner of nasik ayam last week... (okay if you really been blog hopping..hehe.. you sure know sapa yang aku tgh chat ni..hehhe.. ) .. and again she made nasik minyak yesterday.. bravo! ... apparently, married life agrees with you darling.... anyway.. while we were sharing my sushi recipe .. I did said to her that I've been thinking of uploading any recipe yang aku tau in my blog.... (considering errr.. how very dedicated I am to blogging) .. at least there will constantly be a new entry..(hopefully) ..
She said to go for it.. but hmm.. suddenly terasa macam malu pulak.. macam ler terer sangat aku ni masak sampai nak kasik recipe2 ni..hehehe.... don't we have too many of a recipe blogs/websites/FPs already? Takkan mine pun nak turn into one kot...hmm... so what do you think?