Sunday, October 31, 2010
I am on the top!
well..top of the Mount Cootha more like it.But what's there not to like?I am in Brisbane, again.I am with my little baby sister, and i am here with my best friend.
A whole week for ultimate gateway and money well spent:)
Friday, October 29, 2010
Same goes to the market, wet market or whichever names you call it.My obsession on the market started way back when i was just a little toddler, probably in the age of 5 and i got my tok wan (my grandad) to thank for.Usually, two of us will ride on his bike, me on the back or sometimes on the basket upfront, basking the morning, chilly air, and hitting the market to find what my grandma ordered us to.And I saluted my tokwan for his impeccable knowledge of raw materials needed to whip out dishes.Tok ma would just say that she is going to prepare kari ayam, and that goes without her having to notify my granddad of what supposed to be bought.My atok just knew it by heart:).Going to market with him was like going to funfair for kids (hence, being a kid myself i could count how many funfairs did i go, in comparison of going to morning market!and the truth is, i do not really favor funfairs up till now.How bizarre!).Interesting enough, my dad follows his father's way around the market, even though my father indeed prefer pasar tani since it is just a stone throw from my house.
Now since i am going to the land of koala..again (ehem!), the first thing i told my sister is to find us a good market, be it a morning or night market, since i want to experience going to the market apart from my own homeland.To be mesmerized by the arrays of exquisite food that only being sold in Mercato or Cold Storage perhaps, and to sit down on the sidewalk cafe, nibbling on the fresh bread watching people do their mornin routine (oh oh, this is not the market we are talkin about, :)I so cant wait, and aten gives me words that the first thing we gonna go upon landing is to buy food stuffs in the Saturday morning market.Yippey!!
Can't believe going to the market can be this exhilarating.
ps:i got my wish and those pictures are the proof i went to the market.YEYYY
Thursday, October 28, 2010
i told you my spageti has its own fan!
My mom learns new stuff today...THE TAGGING GAME!!
And of course, yours truly have been tagged and happily obliged (craziness over tig tag toe.ahhaha:)
1. Bagi 3 makanan yg korang paling suka dan sila bagi specific nama makanan tersebut and the way you like it.
a) my mom ayam masak merah (a MUST HAVE dish everytime the siblings are home)
b)my tokma ikan masak merah (apa gila kau ni semua nak masak merah rozlin????)
c) my own spageti meatballs (yeah..yeah brag it like u own it!:)
2. Dua jenis air apa yang paling korang suka?a) nescafe ais (boleh pensan takde ni pagi pagi.Betul...tak tipu!)
b) air yang ada rasa masam masam, orange, ice lemon tea or whatever sourly sweet
3. Which type of food yg korang prefer, pilih 3 sajo : Malay, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Western, Italian, Mexican, Arabian.
Melayu, Italian, Jawa (eh ayam penyet kategori apa ye?bukan jawa ke)
4. Apa makanan yg korang paling expert masak? Dalam kata yg lain, takyah tgk resepi tapi at the same time bile org lain rasa, org akan kata "wahhh, gila sedap".
I think my lontong.Rasanya lah..since selalu ada permintaan dan sambutan.hehe *wink wink*
5. Semahal mana korang pernah bayar untuk makanan korang?
Let see, since my father once said that 'jangan berkira sangat nak masuk perut sendiri', then nothing is too expensive for now.You want good food, then you pay good money . Can aaarr like that?
6. Beri nama restoran favourite. Apa makanan kat situ yg paling sedap?
Have to give a thumb's up to my mlom's choice of place.In perlis, there is one place, a lunch joint named Pokok Sena and their lunch spread is super fabulous, makes u filling the plate with more and more lauk! And for western, go to Mai Cafe.Again, superb spread albeit just having limited choices of western.
7. Ayam, kambing, lembu, itik, burung puyuh, burung wak-wak, rusa, landak, merpati, ayam denak. Mana satu yang korang suka? Kalau korang ada suka yang lain, tapi aku tak list, bagitau je la.
ayam (masak merah, please), haiwan lain tamau.
8. Restoran/cafe pertama korang dating bersama pasangan anda? Dan makan/minum apa? Kalau korang ingatlah kannn.Pasangan mana nih?wahhh, statement!Kalau first pasangan dulu, tempatnya di ayam garing menjilat jari bersama maskot atok berbaju merah (KFC la tuu)
9. Apa makanan yg selalu remind korang terhadap pasangan korang?Kenapa?
Belum nak remind apa-apa lagi.Nak kasik dia try spicines of malay food if possible, biar ternganga.
10. Kalau pegi rumah orang, korang selalu berharap orang tu selalu hidang apa?Hidang air nescafe ngan cekodok.Confirm lama aku duduk rumah kau.
11. Makanan yg korang mmg tak buleh nak telan langsung. Samada tak sedap atau tekak korang dah kembang.
Ikan sungai, air tawar especially patin or keli.Urghhh...
12. Menu raya paling disukai.
Ketupat, serunding ayam kak con, rendang tok ma and long long time ago wajik tokton
13. Jajan/Cikedis favourite?
Elle & Vire vanilla and chocolate pudding (gambar seperti diatas) .Bagi keropok ikan tamban goreng pun ok...asal jajan.
14. Beri dua makanan yg mak korang masak yang korang suka?
a) mee kuah. sapa boleh celen?resepi diimprovise setiap tahun
b) lagi satu cuba teka ( ada nama haiwan dan nama warna.muahahhah..tak abes abes!)
15. Makanan paling pedas korang makan? Sapa masak?
So far anak tekak boleh terima.Bab ke 'bank' melabur selepas itu lain kiralah ye.
16.Korang kalau jumpe orang yang tag korang ni, apa agaknya korang nak hidang/belanja?
Ikan bakar (mama kita dah lama tak makan ikan bakar :()
17. Sile tag 5 orang dan paksa mereka buat tag ini.makcik wok zarina
lagi empat tuh, ikut le sapa sapa yang membaca ni.Nak buat silakan, tanak buat, abaikan.
ps:LAPARNYAAAAAA...bila ina haryani nak balik keja ni??
Sunday, October 24, 2010
But now, if you ever come to my house visiting, you would definitely see these three images of my parents' beloved kids, sprawling on the floor on a hot, sunny day, or probably snoozing peacefully next to my dad, or playing with papers next to mama's laptop station.
Yes, my parents are now the parents for 3 adorable, naughty cats.That one parents, who we never imagine would be keeping pets.Ever!How funny could that be?
Jade, Mok and Dell (evidently my mom's choice of her blog's name), are not ,merely the cats in my parents' eyes, but more like an additional family members who keep the company of my parents. Abah and mama are so fond of Jade, the mother of all, which was found laying (hiding, maybe) inside the Kembara's tyre, one night when abah came home from the mosque (Jade, masjid..got the deal?).She isn't really a pretty mom, infact she lost one of her sight and is very very unfluffy for a cat.But she sure does bring joy and affection to both of my folks.Dell is the only son of Jade, a snotty brat more like it and Mok, is the father.Dear mok, who is my sister's beloved pet.
Oh, the other day, i got a chance to watch this movie called Hachi:A dog's Tale.Damn i turned out to be a Niagara Falls from that!It is a really an emotional movie about how a dog could be so loyal to his master (Richard Gere is so yummy considering his ageing!), that even after his master's death, he still waited dutifully in front of the train station for his master because that is the routine they both had , and he waited there for the deceased master for 9 long years! Based on the true Japanese story, the statue of Hachi, the dog (that is even his real name offscreen), was built and displayed at Shibuya train station in Japan, a place that he used to wait for his master.The dog is from Akita's breed and he is soooooooo adorable.I know we can't keep dog for the religious matter, but there is no saying that we can't love dog, can we?And i love animals, dog included, especially the adorable type like Hachi.
Okaylah, nak pi kacau adik dello tido.hahaha:P
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
And crazy or not, this is going to be the second visit in a year!Okay, apart from the fact that my dearest little sister is there, I (well, here should be 'we' since zarina is la loca about the place too), am definitely fall in love.With a place.And i rather not spend my money so much on some coveted stuffs..just so i could buy the ticket and hop on the plane, again!Tell you, it aint easy saving, and saving means putting aside your 'close to 1K' money from the monthly wage.Urghhhh..the pain of survival!
Call it a travelbug or simply finding reasons, wanting to have my annual gateaway, i do make sure that regardless how i spend my money, I would still have chances to travel. And travel here means abroad or simply those exquisite places in Malaysia. And there were years that i made sure i travel to both, inside and out, with different companies, best friend and best sister (to my other best sister, you are so going to join the travel company once you come back i swear!).
And I believe, when one put her heart into the passion of travelling, she care less bout spending money on something else extravaganza.Planning to travel itself is an act of passion and of course ,patience.Money doesn't grow on tree, you know. You can't have 10k just in 2 months or so, or snapping fingers and blindly booking your ticket.And since being a teacher doesn't really promise you HUGE WAGE AND BONUSES (damn you, Bajet2010!), you resort to do extra job and again, save like crazy!. I really don't mind not being able to get my hands on that new carriage (ahemm...SX4 .Not!), as long as i get to do my definite hobby, each year:).And just so you know, i've already got things planned coming 2011 (or got places planned out for me for the matter..haha..Singapore, Korea and some place i really want to bring my heart to..*glee*).Err..why it is freaking difficult to get a visa to USA by the way??
So, how to save up in a very short while? Here's my deal:)
a)cut the card (or cut some of the means to use the card. I really am limiting myself to only using it for gases.And gases alone.
b)stop going to KL for a while (this is difficult as i can't breathe not going to KL.Spending money in KL is the best dessert one can have, seriously.)
c)Stop buying food you never intend to eat, and buying it just because you've been tricked by the promotions and the lust.Oh, which reminds me to finish eating the half-eaten peaches in the fridge since it costs exorbitantly!)
d)Stop luring yourself to the mask and facials thingamajigs.The only thing you ended up using is the cleaning foam anyway.Try cucumber and tomato for the facial instead , it refreshes and tighten the pores and it is more economical:)
e)...but do cucumber and tomato be the legitimate reasons i got number of pimples now???
f) Make your own tumbler of nescafe and bring it to the office.Save the money, and it's way creamier and 'kaw-kaw' than those made in the cafe (kes cafe kedekut susu.Mahal, tapi cair.Apa kes??)
g)Go teach the nearby university and hope they pay the claim in time.Even so it means you have less activities on the social calendar.
h)Cross the fingers and hope the bajet turns its table.Or maybe when they come to the senses that government servants do need a bonus.We do, seriously!!
i)Be nice to your mom.Afterall, she is probably the best banker in the whole world.HAHAHAHHAHA.
Like gin or plum pudding, travel is filling —Peg Bracken
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
2) You love her every chunks and every bits, even when she might have started to loathe some of hers, exactly the same thing that you probably do, in the end, both of you are going to love the chunkiest and the ugliest part of your other half.
4)Which also brings to the fact that you stood up behind, beside and with her when nobody else seems to get her or agree with her because as bestfriend you read each other perfectly well , when no one else could.
6) Bestfriend does not criticize other best friend for the sake of seeing her wither in humiliation. We criticize because we want her to look the best and obviously we do know what's best for her, don't we, best friend?
8) Best friend would let her shoulder to be a place for the other best friend to cry on. Regardless how silly the matter is.
10) That you both know you'll do everything to keep the friendship the way it is, come what may
Happy everdearest birthday to zarina zainal, and let's celebrate your birthday in the foreign land!Love you loads, muchacha!~
Friday, October 08, 2010
what's with the serious look, mista mizt?
So seated there, watching my only brother waited in lines, striding to receive his scroll, i know i am proud.Proud of him, proud of me, i don't know.It is just the feeling..of being proud and the means of fullfilment. Proud that he has gotten his academic degree, and proud i was there on the stage (albeit not as grand as the one in PICC.heh) 8 years ago.
Looking back on my own memory lane, I realized that i didn't take much pictures with my friends on that very day because i was so busy mingling with my own family members!It was a blazing hot day, and by the time i was done with the family potraiture, i was so tired to look around for my friends.Believe me , if there is one thing i could mend about my graduation day, that would be the picture taking processes!I don't even have a studio potrait and i remembered that i wanted so badly but couldn't really afford it since i just started workin (the work stint came first before the graduation. How cool was that?), and i hate asking from my parents about it too.And i remembered that on that day i did say this out loud to my parents that i want to have my convocation ONE MORE TIME, and this time, it will be perfect:)
Which give me a reason to go checking things out come this Oct 10th (finger crossed!)
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
a) my kids are going to sit for their MUET, with they are going to confront the most effortful paper (yes, the speaking skill).Just really really hope that their practise won't go to waste because i have done everything i could for them to battle the day.
b)my only brother is going to be graduated in mere 3 days
c)I am going to have my week long break coming the end of October..
c)which is going to bring me and best buddy to the land of kanggawoosong, twice!
d)and i am doing the best to nourish the affection :). To have, to hold, to last.
Well folks, it sure does sound like a busy month for all, yeah? And yes, we have the exact 3 months before we could blow/throw the confetti in the air, again!
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