Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's time to cut, cut & cut!

Still remember the strong wind in Perth about 2 weeks ago? You can click here for my previous post on that. 

The large bourganvilla trees at our backyard cracked and fell a bit in towards the house, and had covered most of my backyard area due to the strong wind. Alhamdulillah, nothing serious happened, and we're quite relieved it does not fall to the outside of the house since there's main road right behind it. Furthermore, it would be much easier for us to trim the large thorny trees.

And Alhamdulillah, Allah made us easier too when we received this pamphlet.

Yup, it's green waste collection time. Thus, we don't have to think further on where to put all those thorny branches when we trimmed the large trees. We can just arrange it properly in front of the house for the collection as per date given, Alhamdulillah.

At first we thought that it would be easy to trim the trees. But, it's definitely NOT! There're many small branches and the thorn really makes the process difficult and a bit slow. We took roughly about 3 days (on and off during the days) just to settle it. Alhamdulillah, our backyard looks tidy although there're still rooms for improvement definitely.

We spent about 3 days just for this!
The green waste collector came and collect on Wednesday, Alhamdulillah. Our front garden is now clear, except those small branches and dead leaves left for us to clear up within a week after collection. They came in a large waste lorry and also a small tractor. The small tractor (as shown in photo) will dig and pickup the green waste and transfer it into the large waste lorry. Cool eh ?? =) I think this green waste collection will come quarter-yearly and seggregatingly according to the suburbs. Besides this, we also have the hard waste collection. The same concept do applies but the hard waste is for throw away those big furnitures or appliances. Sometimes people throw away furniture and appliances that is still in good condition during the hard waste collection.

Tractor that came to clear the green waste!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Satay or sate?

We've finally found where to find the chicken thigh fillet, Alhamdulillah. So the Satay project is officially ON! Hehe..

As usual, been googling here and there to find the easiest recipe; so I've just do my own version of adding bits of here and there again. Huhu..But, Alhamdulillah, lepas bahagian penapisan rasa di rumah, kira okay la kan? =)

Marinated for at least 3 hours

Ready untuk dibakar

Instagram version

Siap! Alhamdulillah!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Marshmallow In the House!

Have you heard about marshmallow test?

Have a look at this one below. The kids are really cute and adorable, especially when they were giving such a sweet treats like marshmallow.

But I'm not going to elaborate further on The Marshmallow Test. Will do if I've got a chance insyaAllah. But, ever since watching this great video, I've been craving to eat marshmallows! Hehhe..Oh not really for me, but for my little Maryam of course. Sendiri nak makan, lagi nak put the blame on the daughter..hehe

Anyway, been bloghopping and googling here and there. And finally when everything is ready, so here's the first ever marshmallows in the house!

I'm not really sure on its ingredient since every brand available in the market does contain gelatine. Obviously la kan since that's the main important ingredient in a marshmallows. But the thing is am not sure on what kind of gelatine do they use. Well, if I email or call them to ask the manufacturer, they definitely will provide further information if they really have one. So, instead of asking them about the ingredient, I was like why don't I try it myself. hehe..did I tell you the mood is back again?hehe =D

In the process..

Almost finished, waiting to be poured in the baking dish


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Apam balik rumah

Have been chatting about homemade apam balik with my mom through the phone about a month ago. Mom made this yummy apam balik and was saying why don't I give a try myself. Wasn't in that mood to make one myself until I saw Kak Umi's apam balik here. Very tempting and as to date has made it twice! Hhehe..Thanks Kak Umi =)
Here's the apam balik in the process..
Fully covered with yummy creamed corn!

It's delicious and very soft inside, Alhamdulillah. Although it still taste good, I still want the pasar malam apam balik =(
Before cut into small pieces

Tadaaa! Ready to be served!

I think Maryam hasn't tasted apam balik before, or maybe once or twice when she's still small. She's been asking what am I doing in the kitchen. So I told her, it's apam balik. She then replied, "Ha? Apam balik? Apam balik rumah ke?"  Huhu..

She likes the apam balik, but of course she prefers the creamed corn on its own rather than to be served with the apam balik..hehe

Monday, June 18, 2012

Chicken kebab

Lunch yesterday was chicken kebab. Alhamdulillah. Bought the chicken fillet and the bread wraps for quite sometime, but only managed to turn those into chicken kebab yesterday. Just a simple lunch for us after busy with trimming large bourganvillas trees at your backyard. Will story about it later insyaAllah.

Now, let the photos do the talking. Enjoy! =)

Chicken pieces

Two differents bread:- corn or wheat. Bought both for $4

Halal certified

Almost ready

Now, it's ready!

Friday, June 15, 2012

The mood is back!

I've been sooo lazy to cook or even bake for the past two weeks. Not the usual me; where I find cooking or baking as one of the hmost interesting 'me' time. But now, the mood is back and am not sure whether it will lasts that long =(

Btw, I've made something I really wanted to try for quite some time ago since I first arrived here. Teruk kan, baru sekarang nak cuba buat? huhu...wanna try to guess what is it??

What do you think? Hehe..Anybody wants to try and guess? =)

It's spiral currypuff a.k.a Karipap pusing.
Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah!
Okay la kot kan untuk first timer =)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

It's coming! It's coming!

Hope you're looking forward for it too!

Hope you're in the midst of preparation of meeting it insyaAllah!

If not, let's start now! - It's nearly here!

We'll meeting soon - insyaAllah in less than 40 days!

It's Ramadhan!

Moga Allah memberi peluang untuk bertemu denganmu tahun ini lagi insyaAllah, ya Ramadhan! Ameen!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wild weather

The winter season have shown up since early of the month, and it's predicted that we'll be getting more rainy or cloudy days. That's the usual winter season in Perth; and yes, there's no snow here.

And yesterday, it was really strong wind throughout the city of Perth and most parts of WA.

A deep low is moving across the southwest corner of the state producing WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS and LOCALISED DESTRUCTIVE WIND GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES AND PROPERTY IN Perth.

From Western Power:

More than 96,500 properties are without power in the metropolitan area and 53,500 are without power in the south west with a few areas north of Perth also affected
-Credit to NineNewsPerth on FB. Click here for more info from them.
More news can be read here.
Sedikit bencana alam yang telah menyebabkan kekecohan dan kerisauan buat kami yang menghadapi atau berdekatan dengan situasi. Bagaimanakah keadaan di akhirat kelak, yang sememangnya sesuatu yang sangat PASTI berlaku? Allahu Allah.
1. Apabila matahari digulung
2. dan apabila bintang-bintang berjatuhan
3. dan apabila gunung-gunung dihancurkan
4. apabila unta-unta bunting ditinggalkan (tidak terurus)
5. dan apabila binatang-binatang liar dikumpulkan
6. dan apabila lautan dipanaskan
7. dan apabila ruh-ruh dipertemukan (dengan tubuh)
8. dan apabila bayi-bayi perempuan ditanam hidup-hidup ditanya
9. kerana dosa apakah dia dibunuh?
10. Dan apabila lembaran (catatan amal) dibuka selebar-lebarnya
11. dan apabila langit dilenyapkan
12. dan apabila neraka Jahim dinyalakan
13. dan apabila syurga didekatkan
14. setiap jiwa akan mengetahui apa yg telah dikerjakan
(Tafsir Surah At-Takwir, 81: 1-14)
"Berdoalah kamu kepada Tuhanmu dengan rendah hati dan suara yang lembut. Sungguh, Dia tidak menyukai orang-orang yang melampaui batas. Dan janganlah kamu berbuat kerosakan di bumi setelah (diciptakan) dengan baik. Berdoalah kepadaNya dengan rasa takut dan penuh harap. Sesungguhnya rahmat Allah sangat dekat kepada orang yang berbuat kebaikan" Quran, Al-A'raf (7:55-56)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's Hootabelle Day!

Yup, it's Hootabelle Day! It's yesterday - 9th June.

Opps, for those who have no idea of what is a Hootabelle - it's a Hoot's owl new friend - the latest friend that has joined the Giggle and Hoot. It's a cartoon charactor ya!hehe..Google for more info..hehe..

We had the chance to spend some time there; just to entertain the little princess since we've not gone out for quite some time except for school and library visits. There were colouring activities, story-telling session at 11am & 1pm at all ABC Local Shop, and also got the chance to get a free Hootastic freegift if wearing either pink or purple on that day.

Maryam colouring the Hootabelle picture in store

Photo with the Hootabelle scene..Sorry, no mascot in store

With the freegift

Story-telling session

Catch of the day! A Hootabelle pink t-shirt & free poster

Since the Hootabelle Day has been organised at all ABC Local shop, no Hootabelle or Hoot mascots available though except for chosen store if I'm not mistaken. The nearest that I know is in Morley, which is about half an hour drive- which I don't think it's worth the time to drive there. This is just enough to entertain my little princess since her daddy's away. Hope you had a great day today my dear.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Guest 2: Trip to Perth - Day 2

OKay, now back to the story on our second guests from Malaysia insyaAllah =)

The previous entry can be read here, here, here and here...hehhe

The Sunday was spent in the Belmont Sunday Market. Since we started off quite late, about half past 9 in the morning, there were nothing interesting things left besides our guests have nothing to look for anyway. So, we spent there for nearly an hour and made our move to the next itenary for the day =)

It was the Persimmon Orchard! Yeay! Thanks to Kak Umi for introduding it to us via her blog - the orchard is located at 408, Albany Highway, Bedfordale.

The persimmons are reallyyyyyyyyy sweet and fresh! Alhamdulillah! And it's cheap too! They are selling it based on its grades, ranging from $13-$18 per box. Although you buy the second grade persimmons, the taste was almost the same, except that the skin was not as smooth (few scars here and there) as the first grade of course. Hehe..

Busy choosing the persimmons!

In front of the persimmons trees

They also sells various kinds of fruits such as Goldkiwi fruit (the inside is yellow & really yummy!)

Then we headed home for Zohor prayer plus we had a Kenduri Aqiqah to attend in S.River. About 2.30 pm, we then headed to Fremantle to buy some souveniors. The previous guests don't had the chance to buy the cheap souveniors here since the E-Shed market only opens from Friday to Sunday, and also Public Holidays. If you plan for a trip to Perth, make sure you come during weekends or WA Public Holidays, so that you got the chance to buy cheap souveniors here in Fremantle E-Shed Market. The famous shop is Aussins =) The weather was quite nice although a bit cold since it's windy.

Since it's nearly Maghrib, so we headed straight back home after shopping. We had Nasi Mandhy for dinner and this for dessert...

Homemade Fruit Cocktail Strudel

Thursday, June 7, 2012

7th June is the date..

source: google


Bertambah setahun lagi umur hari ini.

Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah.

Diri ini terus diberi peluang untuk merasai nikmat yang dikurniakan terutamanya nikmat Iman & Islam serta diberi kesempatan untuk memperbaiki ibadat dan menambah amal kebajikan insyaAllah; untuk diri sendiri, keluarga & seluruh masyarakat insyaAllah.

"Hendaklah di antara kamu ada segolongan orang yang menyeru kepada kebajikan, menyuruh (berbuat) yang makruf, dan mencegah dari yang mungkar. Dan mereka itulah orang-orang yang beruntung." Quran, Ali-Imran (3:104)

Sebagai peringatan untuk diri sendiri, agar berlumba-lumba menjadi sebahagian daripada golongan orang yang beruntung ini insyaAllah, Ameen.

"Sesungguhnya Kami (Allah) telah menempatkan kamu sekalian di muka bumi dan Kami adakan di muka bumi (sumber atau jalan) penghidupan. Dan amatlah sedikit kamu bersyukur," Quran, Al-A'raf (7:10)

Sebagai peringatan agar sentiasa berlumba-lumba menjadi sebahagian daripada golongan yang sedikit itu - yang sentiasa bersyukur di atas apa jua nikmat & ujian ketentuanNya, insyaAllah, Ameen.

Moga Allah terus pelihara & melimpahi rahmat buat diri, keluarga dan semua.

"Ya Tuhan kami, berilah kami kebaikan dunia dan kebaikan di akhirat, dan lindungilah kami dari azab neraka" Quran, Al-Baqarah (2:201)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's been 7 days..

A week to go insyaAllah.
Moga Allah terus beri kekuatan & semangat insyaAllah. Ameen ya Rabb.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A very productive day!

We've been doing activities such as colouring, cut-and-paste etc together for the whole day, Alhamdulillah! What a great day, and we're looking forward to do the same insyaAllah =)

Colourfull butterflies, caterpillars and bees!

Collages - it's Stocktake Sale Roof! hehe =D

A friendly bull - said Maryam

A piece of art - to be sent soon!

Excited with her piece of art - for the Giggle Gallery insyaAllah!