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Monday, 14 August 2017

One Busy Sunday for My Little One


It was a very busy day out for Marcella today.

We made a special treat to celebrate her recovery after long weeks of cold,  cough and mouth infection.

Finally we got rid of those nasty thing...  Yaiy...!!!

She is much healthier and back to a happy kid.

Had a nice Tosai and Fried Chicken for her brunch. Tosai is an Indian thin pancake made from rice flour batter served with coconut chutney, curry and dhall (lentils curry).
She munch a lot without hesitate, and of course fresh coconut to wash down all the food.
We went to Buk it Kiara Park, some forest and hill nearby the restaurant to watch monkeys
Wild monkeys and birds around the park.
Watching Turtles swim in the pond.


We back after a she start all over the place.
She was watching baby monkey breastfed by its Mom,  and that makes her want to go home and having the same LOL.

We took the car keys and drive home :)

When we reach home day was still hot and sunny, so we brought her to swim.



Her picnic meal aka early dinner  and some snacks for me to munch.



Keropok rebus (Malaysian steamed fish cake)
Original from Terengganu,  North East Malaysia where all the area surrounded by sea.
With plenty fishes products around.



Mini roll cake we bought from Bakery nearby.



Macaroni soup with bean and carrot for her dinner.



Munching my Keropok rebus while watching Marcella swim with her Dad.
A good way to relax.






Had my rest time and just watching them.
Had my evening tea with her watching ipad.
Funny story Daddy read to me I couldn't stop laugh and giggling.
After swim we had an easy evening.
I had my tea while Marcella is having her 15 minutes allowance of watching whatever she wish from iPad.

When the Maghrib prayer call announced that is her "sleeping call"  lol.

We all went to bedroom and read some books. Hoping that she will had a good dream about all the beautiful and fun stuff she had one whole day.

I just hope she will forget about her suffer and how many times a day she has to cried and fight with me about medicine,  cream time,  mouth gel time,  brushing time.  All seems so frustrating and traumatising to her.

Hope you have a great weekend too just like her.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Parenting

My little girl is now 18 months old,
Good bye those cutie pie giggle and laugh.
Welcome to screaming angry little monster.

Parenting is tough shit...!

Monday, 3 July 2017



When you try to schedule your life between,

- Parenting
- Exercise
- Quality time with your partner
- Study
- Travel
- Your own social life for sanity

24 hours a day seems not enough


Hey, you are stay at home Mom.
I thought you guys just hanging around in front of TV whole day


REALLY...???

come here, let me smack your head

Friday, 23 June 2017

Kuey Teow Seafood Soup

Menu yang menurut saya termasuk menu MEWAH

Kenapa Mewah..?
Udang bukan mahal sangat pun di Malaysia, unless kau nak pakai Tiger Prawn ke Lobster hik hik..

Mewah karena diperlukan masa yang spesial untuk basuh udang dan sotong,
belum lagi bersihkan kitchen dari segala bau seafood...
Hmmm.... 

**kita beli udang dan sotong yang siap kemas boleh??

BOLEH AJA.... 



Kuey Teow Soup
2-3 porsi

Bahan:
6 pcs udang segar, kupas kulit.
1 Sotong, bersihkan kulit, potong2
6 fish ball
2 fried fish cake, iris tipis

2 cekak kuey teow segar. Siram air mendidih, tiriskan
2 batang Sawi Hijau 

Kuah:
2 liter air
kulit udang
2 butir bawang putih
merica
garam
sedikit halia/jahe iris tipis
1 batang daun bawang, iris halus
1 sdt minyak goreng

Cara:

Rebus kulit udang dengan 2 liter air, saring dan buang kulit udang.
Tumis bawang putih, halia/jahe hingga harum.
Masukkan tumisan bawang putih ke dalam rebusan kaldu.
Bumbui kaldu dengan merica, garam dan taburan daun bawang.

Masukkan sawi, udang, fish ball dan sotong ke dalam kaldu.
Masak selama 30 detik saja (jangan lama-lama, nanti alot/bergetah)

susun kuey teow, sawi, fish cake, udang, sotong dalam mangkuk.
Siram dengan kuah.
Taburi dengan sisa bawang daun.

Terus Makan dengan cili padi (cabai rawit) dan kecap asin...
peeerrgghh....... ingusan 

Makanan ini tidak menggemukkan karena kuey teow di buat dari beras, bukan terigu seperti mee lain.
Senang nak hadam (senang di cerna)
tiada lemak apa kecuali 1 sudu minyak goreng.



Monday, 5 June 2017

Because We Are Cool People


When we got into trouble


We are panic like you, but we hide it well.
We are scared just like you, but we hide it well.

We want a friend to share, of course... Just like you.
But we don't want any judgement or criticism cos it make us even frustrated.
We become very selective in telling our problem. 
We edit as much as possible.
We need to make sure the person we share with do not judge us, nor try to lecturing us, or make us feel criticized.
=> but then it make us looks like LIAR

We used to go to sleep when we have problem.
That is the only SAFE way to runaway from it compared to alcohol or food.

We will wake up,
try to solve.

Then when the problem gone, only we will start talk to people what had happen to us.
*dan cerita itu pun dah jadi basi......



Sunday, 4 June 2017

Resep Mie Ayam

Mie Ayam aka Chicken Noodle 

is a very common Indonesian street food which almost everyone love.
A bowl of piping hot noodle with stewed chicken bits in light soy gravy...
Served with bowl of clear soup and couple bits of meatball.
awwwh.... sedap dan mengenyangkan.



But living far from the hometown is not easy when you crave for bowl of it.
Also I am currently having 1 years old plus a bit who is now very curious with every single food I ate. Which make me always think twice if I want to buy food.

Lucky for us living in google era.
Where everything is google-able, and there will never no-answer for anything.
I found very simple recipe of Mie Ayam and having step that easy to follow.

Resep saya bukan 100% autentik, tapi mengalami modifikasi karena masalah (ahem... kesehatan...)
mencoba kurangkan lemak, dll.




Membuat mie ayam ni memang sedikit leceh, banyak step dan langkah.
Selalunya saya tidak akan membuat serta merta.
Hari ini buat minyak ayam dan tumisan ayam, masukkan tupperware.
Separuh masukkan fridge, yang separuh masuk freezer untuk lain hari.

Bakso (meatball) saya buat in advance, masuk freezer.

Jika nak makan Mie Ayam, tinggal keluarkan bahan dari freezer, buat kuah ayam, rebus mie kering dan sawi. Semua siap dalam masa 15 menit saja ")



Bahan-Bahan:
Tumisan Ayam
2 Buah dada ayam / chicken breast
2 batang daun bawang / spring onion
1 bawang bombay (bawang holland) / yellow onion
3 butir bawang putih (garlic)
=> potong kecil-kecil.

1/4 sdt ketumbar
1/4 sdt merica
pala seujung sendok (nutmeg)
1 cm kunyit (turmeric)
=> ulek halus

5 sdm Kecap manis
1 sdm saus tiram
daun salam, daun jeruk purut, gula, garam,  

1. Tumis bawang merah, bawang putih, dan daun bawang hingga layu, Masukkan bumbu ulek. Masak hingga harum.

2. Massukkan Ayam, aduk hingga ayam setengah masak.
3. Masukkan Air, kecap, saus tiram dan bumbu lain.
4. Masak hingga ayam empuk, dan kuah menjadi agak pekat.

Kuah Ayam:
1 Liter Air Mendidih
Tulang Ayam secukupnya
Daun bawang sedikit
Garam, Merica bubuk.
Bakso (resep akan di tayangkan pada postingan berikutnya), atau beli frozen.
=> 
Rebus tulang ayam dengan air mendidih, masukkan bahan-bahan lain.
Rasakan, kemudian saring.

Minyak Bawang:
5 sdm minyak goreng (saya pakai sunflower oil), minyak biasa pun boleh. asal minyak baru.
3 siung bawang putih, iris tipis
3 sdm lemak ayam/kulit (saya tidak pakai)
=> panaskan minyak, goreng kulit (jika pakai) hingga kering, Sisihkan kulit.
=> masukkan bawang putih kedalam minyak, goreng hingga garing.
=> tumbuk kasar bawang, masukkan ke dalam minyak semula.
=> simpan dalam balang/tupperware.





How to assemble
1. Rebus mie dan sawi, tiriskan.
2. Campur mie dengan 1 sdm minyak bawang.
3. Tuangkan tumisan ayam.
4. Tabur dengan daun bawang.
5. Sajikan Mie Ayam dengan kuah bakso.




Baby took a part in enjoying Mie Ayam.

Love it...!!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Today's Lunch Box: Banana Pancake and Bakwan Mie


another easy food on-the-go idea.


When you have over-ripen banana lying around on your kitchen table, and noodle from last night dinner. What else we are going to do but re-purpose them and create totally new food.




Banana Pancake
Selai Strawberry
Susu Kotak
Kellogs Honey Star Cereal
Bakwan Mie
Nasi Putih
Sayur Bayam
Susu Kotak.




Banana Pancake:

2 big over ripen banana, mashed
1 egg, beat
2 tbs flour
pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk
1 tbs butter, melted.

Mixed all ingredients except milk. Add in milk little by little until it create thick consistency.
Heat up pan, ladle in batter.
cook until it create bubble on surface.
flip over.

served with honey, jam, jelly, etc.


Bakwan Mie 
*Noodle Fritter
Bahannya nggak pakai ukuran ya, agak-agak sahaja ikut kata hati :)

Any blanched noodle (I use Mee Sua)
egg
salt, pepper, minced garlic
1 tbs flour
bit of water

mix all the ingredients, 
pan fried one spoon at a time.
flip over
drain on paper towel.



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Today's Lunch Box: Fried Spaghetti with sausages

Today we plan to play and lunch in the playground.

I made a very simple lunch for both myself and my 15 Months Baby. Basically she ate whatever we eat, except her portion usually less salt, no sugar, and no spicy.


 


Spaghetti Goreng is today option,
We were plan to make fried noodle, but we don't have any. We use pasta instead :P

Ingredients:
Dry spaghetti, boil as per direction (7-8 min)
Frozen peas, blanched couple second in boiling water.
1 egg

Olive oil
Salt, pepper (bisa dihilangkan)
Garlic

=> Heat up cooking oil / olive oil, sauteed garlic until almost crispy.
=> Add in noodle, salt, pepper, Quickly mix and stir.
=> Add in beaten egg and peas.
=> Ready to serve :)

untuk cemilan, saya tambahkan brokoli kukus, kacang panjang kukus dan apel.


Hidangan murah untuk ibu dan anak :)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Short Trip To Lombok Indonesia Part 2: Kuta Lombok Beach


Travel to Lombok and Bali, many of them offer car with driver for both one way trip or hourly rent. However I found that having driver to send me around make me feel bit uncomfortable (probably because in all my life I never have any driver except.. ahem, Marcella's Dad haha...
The rest I travel with taxi and buses.

So yeah, having driver who send and wait kinda awkward to me.

Looking at Lombok's road which tend to be quiet, we decide to rent scooter to move around.
It cost us USD 6/day.



It was feel weird having two giant and one giant baby on a tiny bike, but we get used to it. Not bad, in fact it was very fun...

We ride around South Lombok, toward Mawun Beach.
A very wavy and sunny beach, clean and stunning water.





Lombok Island has its bugging seller which is super annoying.
Leave me no privacy and it makes me constantly worry to my belonging.




Kuta Lombok Beach




Marcella enjoyed her expensive fried tempeh after swim.



one landmark with so many people queue for selfie




2nd landmark




Bye Lombok,
See You again next time...



Monday, 17 April 2017

Short Trip To Lombok Indonesia Part 1: Villa Bau Nyale, Kuta

We found cheap ticket in Air Asia Free Seat sale.
We are immediately choose Lombok for our destination, just because we never been there.
And we never seen any cheap ticket to Lombok or Bali before.

So yeah, we count it as very lucky deal.

The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok is about 3.5 hours,
and Lombok have similar time zone with Malaysia. 




We stayed at Villa Bau Nyale, in Kuta area. Its about 30 min drive from the Airport.
 Hotel is picking us up for IDR 150,000/way.
Our hotel cost us IDR 500,000/Night not include breakfast.

At the first time when we arrived, we are bit sad and disappointed because the hotel located deep inside of the kampung lot, far away behind and hidden between local houses instead of on the main road. 

However after one day of observe we are actually lucky. The Villa is not far behind, just 2 minutes walk to the main road. And it has very quiet and peaceful.



Marcella love the path, she like to walk up and down like catwalk :P
Our porch having fish pond which giving me too much trouble try to keep my kid away from the fish.
She will jump and dip herself, and play with the fish whenever she got chance.

in 5 second of blink, I found Marcella in the pond giggling.





The room is nice, just (for me) still not enough natural light.
There is a big glass door and private garden too, however the vegetation cover up almost all the natural light. So it still dark (next time I will ask them to chop everything off and replace it with just nice grass and small Frangipani :P heheh...




We love to spent our hot afternoon around swimming pool. 

I love the idea of outdoor toilet and shower. I give a very fresh air all the time.
There is no soggy, humid feeling in the bed room because someone have steaming hot shower.

However these extra experience of outdoor shower and toilet become more incredible when the rain comes. You feel like you are in different world.

FOOD
Food in the Hotel is not bad at all, somehow I found that the food in Villa Bau Nyale taste and have better price compared to other eating place on Kuta Area.



However the chef/waitress always get my order wrong.
When I order noodle soup without spicy. no chili at all => they still put chili slices, so that Marcella can't have any of my food.






Fish Finger and Crispy Popiah was good RM 10/portion






Fried Rice was good, Fried Noodle was good, Soto Ayam was great,
I am more than happy had my breakfast, lunch and dinner in the hotel rather than messing around in Lombok area and get myself bad tummy :)


Will I stay here again: Yes, if they provide minibar and kettle, coffee/tea set.
Price: Very good value.