Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid Mubarak To All My Muslim Friends

Hari Raya Shopping

Last week we went to look for Hari Raya thingies for the kids. The traffic was not that bad yet as it was still 9 plus in the morning.
Habibi's songkok...

......but after that he bought this one too! haha

We went to Times Square Shopping Mall too and the kids just could not resist to try out the Water Village House replica.

Habibati's signature pose...

They got into the boat...

The 3 pieces of baju melayu for Habibi...we always buy the ready-made ones that are made in Singapore. The fabric is good too.

For Habibati...we found hers at the Ramadhan Bazaar in town. They were worth-buying too.

Beside these....we bought Habibi a bed as his birthday present. His birthday will be celebrated on the first day of Hari Raya soon..Insya Allah. But of course...we bought Habibati a bed too...or she would cry buckets...

I didn't bake any layered cakes nor biscuits *so lazy* but I only make some 'ribbon popia' which I will blog about it soon...(^,*)...


Of all the glue...super glue..etc...etc... this brand is the MOST effective one. I bought 2 bottles of the glue at the ASEAN expo held recently here. The demo by the promoter was amazing. The actual price was BND$7 each bottle...but on the day when we went there was the last day of the 2 bottles were sold at BND$10. I grabbed them straight away..

Back at home I carried on with my own fixing-up projects. First I tried it on my school bag which I have been keeping it in the storeroom few years ago. So lucky that I didn't throw this bag away as the whole body was still intact...only one of the strings was broken.

It worked well.....*so happy*.....

Then I tried it on these 'ignored' thingies...
The results....

Habibati was super duper excited when she saw the fixed-and-still-looking-new accessories.
She asked me to snap her pic with the new ribbon clip...hehe

Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

Syukur Alhamdullilah...we have been together for 10 years already...of course there are ups and downs but together we will face them with the strength of our seeking Allah's pleasure.

We exchange presents as tokens of love...

Forever in love....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Very Own Apple Crumbles

This was my very first attempt to make the apple crumbles as our dessert for iftar. I noticed there were so many demonstrations that we could follow from YT. For my version...I had to modify the recipe since I only had 2 red apples in the fridge! The real recipe was using the green apples.
First, I sauteed the 2 red apples cubes with a cinnamon stick and 2 spoons of brown sugar.

1/4 of the block butter, 3 cups of Hong Kong flour and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

I rubbed the butter into the flour and the ground cinnamon mixture until it resembled breadcrumbs.

Then I placed the apple cubes as the basic layer. I had to put in some raisins because the apples cubes could not cover the whole casserole..(@.@)..after that the crumble layer. (I should have used 3-4 apples)

Pop it into the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Trust me...while this fellow was in the oven...the whole kitchen smelt like cinnamon...soooo heavenly!

Then when the top layer looked a bit golden brown...I took it out and sprinkle some brown sugar...

......until it looked like this after 5 minutes.

Lastly...enjoying the apple crumbles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Hershey's choc sauce.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Versatile Award From Amazing Anney

I am honoured to be awarded with such award...thanks loads to you...the thoughtful and ever creative Anney .

Grabbing this award will not that complete until we have followed and completed the tasks...(66,)..

The Rules
1. Thank and link back to the blogger who gave you the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass it along to at least 15 fabulous bloggers
4. Contact the bloggers you awarded to let them know about the award

The 7 things about me....

1. I am one of the Capricornians who always LOVE perfection...but this type of attitude sometime makes me STRESSFUL. Just can't get over it...

2. I love all shades of PINK....and purple too.

3. I will not sleep cozily until I patrol inside the house...double-checking the doors.

4. A day without a big hug from my hubby would spoil my entire day.

5. I love Indian and Lebanese foodies very much...but my tummy does not seem to cooperate with the spicy foods.

6. As a teacher...I would be very mad if the homework tasks are returned on time but no answers attempted!

7. I hate ironing clothes but still have to do this activity as my routine.

And now....this assignment will be fowarded to the following I know you all are always VERSATILE ...(^^,)...

Good luck! *group hugs*

Polish-ed Ai
Kak Lin
NF Safiyyah
Puan Saimon
Tukang Cerita
Liz Ali
Sarah's Daddy and Mommy
Mummy Angel
My Little Sprouts (I know you have been awarded..but still you entitle one from me too =D)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Our Mulberry Plant

I am very glad that it is bearing fruits again after the stems were pruned by my dear hubby. This plant must always be pruned regularly to avoid it become very tall and fruitless. The more we prune the stem, the more it would bear fruits. *happy mode*

The previous berries were always eaten by birds...I guess, the birdies now understand the sense of sharing...(^^,)...Thanks birdie love...

Mee Rebus Kak Lin

The menu for our iftar yesterday..inspired by Kak Lin.

Should you need the recipe...please click here ...(^^,)...
I did modify the recipe...I used potatoes instead of sweet potatoes thus the colour of the thick gravy is lighter than the original recipe. However, the taste was still superb! Thank you Kak Lin.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Majlis Khatam Al-Quran

We celebrated this occasion at school on the 15th August (Monday).
On the picture (L to R) Cg Hjh Norsam, UmmiRosma, Mummy Hanan, Safiyyah and Cg Lela.

Just few days before the occasion happened, we made some preparations. One of them was attaching the chocolates to the 'bunga telor'.
Nowadays...the boiled eggs are replaced with variety of chocolates especially for the children...(^-^)...

Friday, August 12, 2011

At The Exotic Pet Show

This is a long overdue story actually...(^^,)...but for the sake of my future's ok least my blog is still functional and it's back here being 'activated' again by the busy owner!*smile*

We brought our kids to the exotic expo sometime in July. We, the adults, paid BND$6 per pax and FOC for the kids under 5. This was a great experience for our kids to have a very close encounter with the creepy crawlies reptiles...*goosebumps*...

They touched this snake without any fear... curious they were! Look at me...I touched the snake with goosebumps all over my body...the skin was very cold, smooth but hard. As a Science teacher..I should have the courage to hold it by myself...but please nooooo!

Nevertheless....I am very 'brave' to hold it's dry was very light and smooth.

Habibati said she 'loved' this pink and red snake....*gulp*...and she wanted to have it as her pet!

Habibi pulled the tail....aduhaiiii....

This python was very big and lazy...I could not recall its scientific name...

This snake looked like the poisonous coral snake...but this one wasn't poisonous as it was just a python.

I bet...this was one of the albino pythons...

Handsome? hahaha...the green iguana..

Adorable? kekeke
I forgot the actual name of these spiky lizards but I know they would cost a bomb!

Comel? hehehe
This was the Sahara Monitor Lizard. It was very lazy but 'manja'....
...just look at how the caretaker held and massaged it with love..and the reptile fell asleep at an instant!

The Indian Star Tortoise....the only cute reptile that I saw!

The gecko...*geli*...

Habibati touched it....(*.*)...

Habibi's stunt....the feelings inside me were indescribable....(@_@)....However, it was fun to bring them out for this educational trip.