Sunday, April 26, 2009

Family Day without me..

The Unang's family day was held on 24th to 26th in A Famosa Resort in Melaka. Who attended? The Hussain Unang's family (Malaysia) and the Nam'ah Unang's family(Singapore). My second daughter was the only representative from my family when every body else turned up.

It is very upsetting, of course for not being able to attend the gathering. I am glad my daughter had a good time there and had the experience of knowing the family tree from my side. I feel very frustrated indeed. There were so many available reasons that contribute to my inability to go to Melaka when those reasons could actually be overcome if .... (let it be only me who knows).

Regret? Indeed! No question. Can't help it! Blame? Of course! Who would not? Too selfish! Irritated? Definitely! Especially, when you know your existence is only for convenience....

Just wonder.... do you have to wait until you lose a person before you realize how meaningful her existence is towards you? Or you would never realise... would you? Is it too late? Only time will tell. Mercy.... Ya Allah.

Is it wrong to laugh?

Laughter is a sign of being happy...it is true! Laughing is supposed to be a therapy. Any objection? Can a laughter become cynical? Depends. Depends on what? Depends on the reasons for laughing? Would you mind being laughed at if the laughter comes from a person who would do anything for you? What if the person does not mean to laugh at you but laugh for the fact that she considers funny?

Is it wrong to laugh when you feel funny to what you heard? Why must a laughter be misinterpreted? Should one just stop laughing? One might as well erase the word laugh from one's dictionary of life. No reason for one to laugh any more. No reason to share feelings anymore. No reason... especially when what ever is said being misinterpreted many times.
No more laughter.. You won't be hearing it anymore.

Will you miss to hear the laughter? Don't think so since selfish is your outfit. Are you able to bring back the laughter? You don't even care if you are or not. What you care about would only be to fulfill your needs and desires. You would be too selfish to notice the difference any way. Say farewell to laughter... too tired to laugh anyway.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Marble Cake Kak Hira

1 cup butter
1 cup Castor sugar
1 and a half cup flour (sift with 1 teaspoon of baking powder)
3 eggs
3 tablespoon condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (sift)

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in egg one at a time. Continue beating until fluffy. Add in condensed milk and vanilla essence. Lastly add in flour and mix well. Turn on the oven and preheat for 5 minutes (180 degrees C) Divide the batter into 2 bowls; one leave as it is and the other mix well with the cocoa powder. Scoop both batter into a greased mould alternately until finish. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sambal Goreng Tempe berkicap Kak Hira

Note: Please use your discretion in estimating the quantity of the ingredients since the recipe handed over to me was without measurement.

Ingredients:
  • tofu
  • tempe
  • potatoes
diced and fried until brown and put aside
  • suun (generous amount)- soak in water
  • dried shrimps (generous amount)
  • onions, garlic, ginger and fresh chili - sliced
Procedure:
Soute sliced onions, garlic, ginger and fresh chili.s Then add in chili boh (optional) and dried shrimps until brown. Add in habhal soya sauce and tamarind juice. Then add in suun. Add in tofu, tempe and potatoes. Sprinkle some seasonings if you like.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Why is it so hard to ask for help?

Normally when you see dead end, you will turn around and look for alternative routes. But if you still see dead end, what would you do? Won't you ask for help?

I really don't understand... I feel like yelling to these people 'Go and ask for help'. Make a request or an appeal... or at least support the request when someone has asked for help on your behalf. It is really frustrating.... It is like when you have opened up a path for people who are trapped in a cave, what they did were moaning, complaining and sighing without helping you to move away the rocks and boulders so that they could get out from the cave. Hope Allah will forgive me for feeling this way.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Daging masak kicap Che Wah

Ingredients:

250g beef - slice thin

Bumbu - to be pounded using pestle and mortar:
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 inch of ginger
5 pieces of garlic
5 pieces of shallots

Mix the sliced beef with all the pounded ingredients above in cooking pot. Add in 150 - 200ml water. Heat up on the stove until the beef is soft. Then put aside.

Heat 5 tablespoons of cooking oil on a wok. Fry sliced potatoes and put aside. Then, saute 1 inch of cinnamon (optional) Then, fry the beef until brown. Add in the remaining liquid from the pot. Rinse the pot with 50ml of water and add it to the wok. Add in Bilal (about 10 - 15 tablespoons) soya sauce and tamarind juice. Let it cook for several minutes. Just before turning off the stove, add it green chili, sliced onion and potatoes. Walla.. now it is ready to be served. Served best with fresly cooked rice.