Sunday, February 22, 2009

Everybody Can Cook

Semalam aku enjoy movie ni. Sebenarnya aku dah nengok masa di pawagam bersama anak anak aku dulu. Cerita memang best walau pun katon. Jadi sesiapa yang belun nengok cerita ni eloklah beli DVD and enjoy with it. Sekarang aku dah ada banyak compilation og movie dlm HD aku. Dulu bawa DVD tapi sekarang mudah sangat burn masuk soft copy aje. Jadi kami di sini tukar suka sama suka lah and banyaklah koleksi.

Aku pun suka juga masak. Aku mula belajar masak masa umur 12 tahun. Masa tu aku tolong ibunda buat butter cake untuk jamuan perpisahan semasa darjah 6. Rupanya mudah aje buat kek bodoh ni. Masa masuk sekolah menengah, aku sekolah petang. Kalau nak tunggu ibunda masak memang lambat sebab ibunda kena basuh kain and kemas rumah dulu. Lepas tu nak tunggu apek jual ikan datang lah. Campur tolak maka lewat lah aku nak makan nasi dengan sempurna. Jadi ibunda hanya masak nasi dan yang sempat hanya goreng telur mata kerbau and kuahkan kicap. Sekali sekala ok jugak tapi kalau dah tiap tiap hari mahu jugak aku ngomel, ko len dan buat muka seposen. Bila ku tarik muka seposen ibunda kata jangan komlen sangat nanti bila dah nikah baru tau susahnya nak jaga anak anak sendiri. Aku diam aje tak banyak soal.
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Mahu tak mahu aku terpaksa juga bantu ibunda di dapur sebab nak makan lauk yang ok skit. Masa tu curry ikan memang favoret aku. masak setiap hari pun tak apa daripada masak lauk pindang tu. Tapi ıbunda lata lagi kalau nak cepat tolong kukur nyok tu. kalau nyok dah di kupas tak apa la tapi kalau belum di kupas satu beban pulak. Masa aku tingkatan satu lah aku mula pandai kukur nyok pkai kuda kayu tu. Aku rasa kuda kayu tu masih sihat ada kat umah mak aku. Bayang kan dari terkial kial sampai cekap aku kukur. kalau ada pertandinangn mau aku dapat no satu. Oleh kerana aku dah cekap dah macam jadi tugas tetap aku.
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Lepas tu kalau nak makan ayam aku lah yang susah payah tangkap ayam kat atas pokok atau dalam reban pada waktu malam. Tak habis kat situ saja. Esok pagi kalau aruah bapak aku tak ada aku lah yang terpaksa sembelih, cabut bulu dan potong ayam tu. Kadang memang marah sebab aku kena buli oleh ıbunda and abang aku relek toge aje. tapi bila aku pikir kan balik semua ni membuatkan aku cepat matang untuk berdikari. . kalau tiba hari raya akulau juara buat kek dengan pengalaman aku masa darjah 6 tu. Macam macam kek aku cuba kadang tak jadi habis oven mamk aku tumpah sebab baking powder terşebih kot. masa tu bukan senang nak dapat resepi kek. kalau cilok kat majalah pun rasa cam tak asli aje. Kedekut taik hidung masin ilmu tu.
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Bila aku mula belajar di UK bakat aku sebagai tukang masak semakin improve sebab for survival. Yelah bukan senang kalau tak masak sendiri. nak makan makanan halal kena masak sendiri atau nak makan kat kedai paki mahal. mana cukup duit biasiswa. Boleh mati kebulur kalau tak masak sendiri dan berjimat cermat. Sekali sekala tu buat lah kek, biskut, nasi lemak, laksa, karipap dan banyak lagi. Klau skil dah ade tu sentuh aje jadi. Kira macam pari pari lah. Tapi ada member aku tu lagi terer cipta biskut ot tanpa tepung. kalau dia baca tulisan aku ni mesti dia ketawa. masa duduk dengan dia kat UK tu, bila tiba aje turn dia masak...aku dah tau apa dia nak masak. Aku panggil 'pregnant' dish. Sekali makan takpe tapi kalau dah hari hari mahu kembang tekak aku.
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Sekarang kalau balik umah masih masak lagi untuk isteri dan anak anak kalau ada waktu lapang atau anak anak nak something special. Atau wife tak sihat atau bersalin dah jadi kebiasaan untuk aku masak. Sebenarnya enjoy tau masak ni. Main campak campak aje. Kalau ada orang pompuan especially masih malas masak, tak tau aku nak cakap. Ketahuilah, masakan isteri tu pemikat suami. Tapi bila kitchen is no more mine...tu yang malas nak masak lagi. Semua nak kena tanya wife mana barang di simpan.
Menghitung Hari
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Hhhmmm..... aku ni dok menghitung hari aje nak balik. Dok congak pi congak mi 3 hari lgi aku akan keluar site and insyaallah hari Sabtu ni ku akan sampai ke Mesia. Rasa dah tak sabo dah. Sekrang dok pikir cam mana nak organise masa aku properly. Sampai aje kat umah, esok tu ada sukan sekolah rendah anak aku. nak kena nengok juga acara yang depa nak tanding. Lusa pulak sukan sekolah menengah. Anak aku si Ubai tu jadi ketua rumah. Acara apa yang dia ambil aku tak pasti. Tapi aku perlu hadir jugak kat sekolah.
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The net day nak ke utara hantar mak mertua balik kampung and nak ziarah ibunda kat Gurun. Berapa malam nak stay aku pun tak tahu. Yang pasti aku nak ke Penang juga untuk shopping apa apa yang patut dan ziarah abang sulung aku. On the way balik nak juga ziarah abang aku yang sekarang sibuk menternak burung love birds and budgie. Pas tu nak bawa ibunda untuk shopping mana perlu untuk barang keperluan dia. Mungkin dua malam aku berada di Gurun. Anak anak aku yang mana masih sekolah aku tak bawa sebab depa dah pandai jaga diri. Lagi pun mereka dah besar. Cuma yang masih kecil aje aku akan bawa.
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Balik dari Gurun, week end tu nak ziarah Safwan di Alor Gajah. Nak bermalam atu tidak belum tentu sebab anak aku Balqis balik cuti kat umah. Dia nak eam and malas nak ikut. Besar kemungkinan aku tak bermalam di Melaka cuma day trip. Tahu aje lah, tak manis nak tinggal anak dara kt umah tanpa parents.
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The next week days rasanya nak uruskan keperluan rumah dan nak rehat aje. Dah rindu sangat nak berbual dgn wife sambil bertentangan mata. Bersembang melalui talipon rasanya lain skit. Pas tu anak bongsu aku tu. Memang rindu sangat and for sure aku akan kucup habis habisan. Harap harap dia masih kenal dengan aku. İnilah serba sedikit program cuti aku. Pejam celik, pejak celik dah sampai masa untuk kembali ke sini..... Apa nak buat...nak cari makan...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lemons, Limes and Tangerines
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Semalam, weekend, satu hari aku bertungkus lumus untuk siapkan my xstitch. Akhirnya niat aku untuk siapkan one/month tercapai juga. Oleh sebab aku nak kejarkan milestone date, aku terpaksa korban kan masa aku untuk bermain pingpong and keluar ke bazar. Anyway aku puas sepuasnya kerana projek aku dah siap. Next aku akan siapkan another one with a picture or design with loads of apples.
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Hopefully my new collection of fruit designs, aku boleh siap dan melaram pada hari raya nanti. Orang kata nak buat 'make over' skit dengan product baru. So nampak gaya my previous projek untuk siapkan my pillow case embroidery with bullion stitch tergendala dahulu. Not only that the other thing hajat nak jadi writer masih berlegar di fikiran yang belum berkesampaian.
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Sekarang ni memang aku sentiasa buzy and occupied dgn segala macam aktiviti di dalam bilik. I thing, I better organise balik my schedule and stict to it.
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Untuk Che Mat (Harap hang baca....heheheh) mesin smocking tu dah berkarat ke???? baju dah siap ke??? Since dah dok sorang sorang kat sana.....boleh lah siap kan untuk 5 princes hang tu pada hari raya...... bukan perli tapi memberi semangat tau..... Jangan marah ye....... Tapi aku still menanti cerita ayam ko yang belum habis tu..... Jangan lupa ya....
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini


I first recognised Khaled Hossein through his book, The Kite Runner. I saw his book on the shelve at the book store but I just dont have a courage to buy. When I was at Feringgi Walk, Penang while searching for my favourite movies ( obviously pirated DVD), I found The Kite Runner which was adopted into a movie. The film was simple but the message and the plot was remarkable. Then I started to admire the story and naration of this author. He was born in Afghanistan and migrated to United States after devastating war at his own country.
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A Thousand Splendid Suns is another excellent product by Khaled that everybody must read. Human bond, jealousy, abuse, power struggle and how the war can tear apart the country boisterously . Here is the synopsis.
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'Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teeanger, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism.'
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I definitely recommend for those addicted to fiction and reading to spare sometimes to finish this book.
Sky Lift




Masa aku di site pepagi lagi, masa nak buat inspection, aku nampak dua kenderaan skylift ni datang untuk pasang lampu kat building workshop tu. Aku pun ambil lh gambar sebab nampak uniq sangat. Kalau di amati kenderaan ni macam production zaman perang dunia ke dua aje. Nampak bulky semacam. Tapi enjin masih ok tau. Nampak ganas aje. Kalau nak cari kat Mesia memang tak dapat punya. Kalau cari kat kedai keling botoi pun tak akan dapat. Tapi bolehke di kategorikan sebagai 'vintage' truck?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Honey For Safwan

Safwan kata, 'Kalau Umi melawat saya nanti, belikan saya honey dan kismis tau dan jagan lupa untuk belikan saya multivitamin.' Anak aku ni bila aku amati memang almost berubah 180 degree. Sekarang aku rasa dia teramat tertib dan berdisiplin. Banyak perubahan yang melanda dirinya setelah bersekolah menengah. memang aku terasa amat bersyukur dengan perubahan pada diri dia.
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Masa dia kecik aku rasa dia lah yang teramat siksa untuk aku handle. Berbagai bagai kerenah yang boleh menaikkan darah aku. Namun aku tetap bersabar. Kalau aku nak cerita di sini memang panjang berjela. İtulah orang selalu kata syndrom anak no dua. Selalunya dia akan bersifat bertentangan dengan apa yng aku syorkan. Tapi semuanya sudah berubah sekarang.
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So tadi ada member aku nak balik ke Malaysia dan kebetulan dia adalah orang Alor Gajah so sempat aku bekalkan honey dua botol dan sekeping kad untuk di kirimkan kepada anak aku. Aku harap tak membebankan kawan aku ini. Honey tu aku pesan pada member member yang selalu ke Iran untuk renew LOI. Honey nya memang pekat dan tulin. Susah nak dapat yang ori macam ni.
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Hıney ni bagus untuk di makan sebab menguatkan ingatan kita. Sebab tulah anak aku ni nak sangat bekalan honey setiap masa.
Perjalanan ke Alor Gajah, Melaka

Wife aku dah selamat hantar anak aku Safwan ke MRSM Alor Gajah pada 10hb February baru ni. Adik ipar dan mak mertua aku pun ikut sekali. Ubaidullah, Syahadah dan Yusuff pun ikut juga. Shamim, İkhlas dan Hadi sahaja yang tinggal di rumah dan di uruskan oleh makcik Pah. Sebelum tu aku dah siap pesan pada wife aku agar pandu kereta dengan cermat dan buatlah persiapan lebih awal agar tak kelam kabut nanti.
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Pagi lagi selepas aku selesai solat subuh dan brekfast aku terus talipon wife aku. Wife aku kata dah nak sampai ke MRSM. kemudian aku talipon lag untuk dapat berita selanjutnya. Wife aku beritahu mereka baru nak register dan lepas tu ada taklimat. Wife aku kata eloklah talipon dalam pukul 2.30 tengahari waktu Malaysia sebab masih ada banyak urusan yang perlu di bereskan. Aku amat faham cuma aku tak dapt bayang kan bagaimana hecticnya wife aku nak manage semua benda ni. mana nak nengok Yusuff lagi yang semakin nakal dan lasak. For sure Yusuff memang tak nak dengan orang lain.
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Bila aku call lagi wife aku berithu dia terpaksa duduk di luar dewn sebab Yusuff dah meragam. Ubai ada dalam dewan ganti untuk dengar taklimat. Oklah aku rsa elok aje aku call bila mereka tiba di rumah nanti. Sebelum tu aku sempat talipon Safwan nasihat apa yang patut, terutamanya disiplin diri dan tanggungjawap terhadap diri sendiri. Semalam tu aku dah suruh dia talipon Tok Pah untuk ucapkan salam dan beritahu apa yang patut. Safwan kat dia dah talipon Tok Pah dan minta maaf dan minta Tok Pah dokan kejayaan dia sama.
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Lepas aku blik ke bilik aku capai talipon dan dial handphone wife. Wife aku kata baru saja sampai sebelum maghrib. Then wife aku sambung ceritalah sedetailnya kat aku. Safwan tinggal sebilik 3 orang yang mana sepatutnya untuk empat orang. Roomate seorang tu org pasir Gudang, Johor. Seorang lagi dia belum kenal. Wife aku beritahu lagi yang dia ok aje dan minggu ni adalah minggu orientasi untuk semua budak tingkatan empat.
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Sebelum balik ke rumah sempat Safwan pesan pada wife aku,'Umi, jangan lupa datang minggu depan tau?'

Monday, February 09, 2009

Jodi Picoult - Change of Heart
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Your daughter needs a new heart.
The only match comes from a murderer.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
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I first read the novel by Jodi was 'Perfect Match'. I have seen her books in many shelves at the book stores but nothing triggered me until I went to Boarders. There were collection of books that gave a very special offer that displayed buy 2 get 1 free. After browsing and read the synopsis at the back, I picked three books by Jodi entitled, Perfect Match, Keeping Faith and Salem Falls. What I can summarise about the author was that, she made a remarkable research and detail in every plot and idea. I tend to love the way she wrote. Nevertheless, her plot and trend of writing if I can gather should have involved children, religion, crime or murder and the court case. I think these are four ingredients that cordially narrated in her writing.
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I just finished reading Change of Heart. I bought it at the book store, KLIA airport. I started reading it and absolutely manage to complete within a week. Yes, it is worth of reading and for sure I think, I will have her entire collection of novels just like how I did for John Grisham.
Bee Movie
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'Barry B. benson is a graduate bee fresh out of college who is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making money. On a reare trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans are mass consumers of honey and decides to sue the human race for stealing bees' honey.'
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I put down my xstitch and walked to surau for my isyak namaz. I wished to continue but reluctantly decided to continue with a movie at my movie teater in my small cozy room. I was selecting which one to reherse and finally I picked Bee Movie. I bought it months ago but just don't have the oppurtunity to watch with my children. So I decided to watch it here coz I have plenty of times to manage.
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We just cannot live alone in this chaotic planet. We are relying and dependent on each other to make things right to happen. If we need to be loved, we need somebody to hold to. To make this world worth for a living and a better place we have to balance the good and the bad, even for the perfect situation obviously we would like the good to out weigh the bad. This is life that is reciprocal and equalibrium.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ghost Town
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'Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy, who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely..........'
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Aku baru habis tonton movie ni tadi. Best....... itu yang dapat aku rumuskan. Ceritanya simple tapi ada mirip cerita Ghost yang di lakonkan oleh Demi Moore. Tapi bezanya cerita Ghost is a love story and di olah dengan financial scandal but this story bit different.

The Bucket List

'Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mschanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.'
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There are two questions arise after watching this movie.
1. Are you really enjoy with your life?
2. Does other people really make your life happy to live?
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If people ask me, truly, I also don't have the answers. Life is more like sharing and comprehend each other. It is where and how you lead your life to the path that you desire. You live once and alone and you will die once and alone. But the truly success of life is how we lead our path the way that Allah wants and commands and not the way that we perceived.
Mummy's Little Girl - Jane Elliott

'Abandoned at birth, she is sent to children's home after her foster mother badly beats her. But the home is not all it seems to be, and Dani is forced to run away. Alone and with nowhere to turn, Dani is easy prey to the vultures who feed off the weak and the innocent. Soon she is plunged into unimaginable nightmare of abuse tht she truly believes will never end. But there is one person out there searching for her, one person who has her best interests at heart; one person who will do anything to save her. It's just a matter of whether she can find he in time...'
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Yeah, finished reading it last two weeks. Nak kata full of suspence tak juga but worth reading it to fill your free time.
Beli Turkmen Karpet


Sebenarnya niat nak beli Turkmen karpet ni dah lama dah. Tapi hajat masih tak kesampaian. Harganya tak lah mahal sangat. Handmade oleh orang orang sini. Dalam blog aku dah cerita tentang turkmen karpet ni. Dia nampak memang exotic dan lain dari yang lain. Since aku dah nak balik cuti so better aku beli carpet yang saiz sejadah tu dua helai. Niat di hati untuk di hadiahkan kepada seseorang. So depa boleh buat sejadah dan dapat juga aku ganjaran pahala selagi mereka pakai untuk sembahyang. Cuma masalahnya bagaimana aku nak bawa balk?? İnilah persoalannya. Walaupun kecil tapi karpet sini susah nak bawa keluar. Aku rasa aku lipat nicely masuk dalam beg kat belah bawah. Lepas tu tawakkal aje lah. Moga moga kastam tak cek beg aku ni. Tapi kalau dia tanya aku pasai kapet ni di airport aku nak kata macam ni....
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Aku akan menjawap sambil usap janggut aku ni yang tak berapa panjang, past aku akan kata......... ' For namaz laila ha illallah..... mullah...' Apa macam geng semua ...ok ke.....
Get A New Jumper


I have not been outing for Bazar almost 3 weeks. Today I decided to go to Bazar to do some shopping and get a new jumper. So far I have few choices of them to wear. I have a cardigan that I bought from İstanbul last April. It is like a colour of rainbow with alternate red, yellow, blue, white and brown. It looks striking. Then I got another jumper that I bought when I was at Copenhagen, Denmark in 2005. It is a zipped type to the neck with stripes of gray, black and white and another one gray colour with polyester lining preventing cold wing from sipping through my skin. The one that I really like is the black fit jumper that I bought when I was at Prague, 2006. I bought it from C&A. It will show that I am little bit slender...hehehehe. The other two are from my previous old school day that I bought from UK. The purple I got it from Topman (I bet I have a great memory) but it is too baggy and old fashion, but it still preserve a precious sentimental and nostalgical value. So this new one I will wear it for tomorrow, to have a bit surprise. Obviously will be looked little bit younger...hehehehe

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Happy Birthday To My Dearest Wife
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I was so busy today to sort out things in order. I was thinking to call my wife but I just forgot since I was preoccupied. Never mind I will call her later. I knew that she was busy to sort out things for Safwan. Medical check up, to apply for the bank card, to deposit the money, to buy clothes and many things. Finally İ managed to call her to update me what ever stories or narrations that she wanted to convey. The first word she uttered was, ' Did you remember that today is my birthday?'. My god, I was totally oblivious about the date. I said,'Sorry'. Anyway happy birthday. I dont know what is the best way to express my feeling but through this wonderful lyrics. Thank you for taking care of me and our children and thanks again for understanding deeply my character.

Lady
Lady, Im your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I am yours
My love, theres so many ways I want to say I love you
Let me hold you in my arms forever more

You have gone and made me such a fool
Im so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Wont you believe in my song?

Lady, for so many years I thought Id never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Forever let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes I see no one else but you
Theres no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, Ill always want you near me
Ive waited for you for so long

Lady, your loves the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
cause, my love, theres somethin I want you to know
Youre the love of my life, youre my lady!


I Wanna Grow Old With You
Another day
Without your smile
Another day just passes by
But now I know
How much it means
For you to stay
Right here with me

The time we spent apart will make our love grow stronger
But it hurt so bad I can't take it any longer

I wanna grow old with you
I wanna die lying in your arms
I wanna grow old with you
I wanna be looking in your eyes
I wanna be there for you
Sharing everything you do
I wanna grow old with you

A thousand miles between us now
It causes me to wonder how
Our love tonight remains so strong
It makes our risk right all along

The time we spent apart will make our love grow stronger
But it hurt so bad I can't take it any longer

I wanna grow old with you
I wanna die lying in your arms
I wanna grow old with you
I wanna be looking in your eyes
I wanna be there for you
Sharing everything you do
I wanna grow old with you

Things can come and go I know but
Baby I believe
Something's burning strong between us
Makes it clear to me

I wanna grow old with you
I wanna die lying in your arms
I wanna grow old with you
I wanna be looking in your eyes
I wanna be there for you
Sharing everything you do
I wanna grow old with you