Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Teachers' Day

The school celebrated the World Teachers' Day yesterday (29th) since Friday, 26th was Eidul Adha. That was one of the reasons why she insisted to go to school although we just arrived from KL that early morning.

She made her own Teachers' Day cards for her teachers. There are 4 of them. Since we've not much time to do it here in Perth, I brought along few coloured papers for her to make it while we're in Malaysia.

Busy making the cards

And these are the gifts for her lovely teachers!

I was thinking of making something together with her as a gift for her teachers. On second thought, since we're in KL, we just bought some lovely accessorries for them. Alhamdulillah. Sorry, forgot to snap photos on the presents individually. All were chosen and approved by the little princess =)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back to normal routine..

We just came back early morning yesterday. Alhamdulillah, Allah has given us another chance to celebrate Eidul Adha in Malaysia. Definitely it won't be the same, since the other half weren't there with us, he's alone; working at site. I know, we should be grateful and thankful. Alhamdulillah.

The day when we planned to go back, I'm not that excited even to survey on the ticket prices. We plan, and Allah has His own plan. And of course, His plan is always right and the best for us. Changes happenned.

But today, we're back at our own routine here. I don't know why, from the day I landed, I really wanted to come back to Perth. Emotionally, physically distracted and unstable. It's not that I didn't miss my family. No. Maybe the hormon? Can I blame the hormon? Huhu..


Maryam having breakfast @ airport


Her activity on the plane

Sleeping time..

We had our Eidul Adha prayer at the masjid in front of my MIL's house. Pity my little girl, I forgot to bring her baju kurung Raya-left it the luggage at my mom's home. So she's just wearing a jubah, bought by her uncle from Jordan.

Before prayer..

Change tudung - wanted to wear the same colour like her cousin..
Am now still catching up with the house chores. Still feeling tired, dizzy and headache. May Allah ease everything. Aameen. Alhamdulillah, my little girl is okay. In fact, she still went to school yesterday, although it's a bit late at 10am. How strong she is. Moga Allah sentiasa pelihara kami dalam kesihatan dan iman yang kuat.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today & yesterday..

Today is the first day of new school term, Term 4. Maryam has been waiting for today to come because she misses playing with her best friend and doing the kindy activities at school. Unfortunately, she's been unwell since yesterday. Excessive abnominal gas, been vomiting few times yesterday and this morning, she has a fever. She refused to eat anything since noon yesterday and only drink plain water. Kalau dipaksa makan sekalipun, tak sempat hadam semua dah habis keluar balik. Kasihan anak umi!

I made this bubur lambuk few days ago when the other half was sick. I'm thinking of cooking the same for Maryam tapi lebih berair so that it will be easier for her to digest insyaAllah.


And oh yes, Maryam now has 2 cousins! The latest one is also a girl, which was born yesterday, Alhamdulillah =) Can't wait to meet her!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Nasi dagang perantau Perth =)

Alhamdulillah, masih lagi berpeluang diberikan nikmat kehidupan sehari lagi. Nikmat iman dan Islam, berpeluang menunaikan solat Subuh bersama suami seperti biasa. Alhamdulillah.
Minggu baru kini bermula lagi, dan sudah melepasi separuh bulan Oktober. Cepat betul dirasakan masa berlalu, tinggal lebih kurang 3 bulan lagi bakal meninggalkan tahun 2012 dan menginjak ke tahun baru Masihi yang baru iaitu 2013. Allahu Allah. Moga Allah menerima setiap amalan ibadat kita selama ini, doa yang harus dipohon setiap hari, masa & ketika kerana jika tidak, betapa ruginya kita. Ruginya manusia yang berfitrah memerlukan penciptanya setiap masa, ruginya kita jika amalan harian kita tidak diterima dan sia-sia. Na'uzubillah min zalik.

Berbalik kepada entri kali ini, keinginan untuk makan nasi dagang ni dah agak lama sebenarnya. Masa pulang beraya di Malaysia tempoh hari memang tak sempat nak merasa. Mana tidaknya, masing-masing menjamu lauk Raya; ketupat rendang, nasi tomato dan sebagainya. Lainlah kalau saya pulang beraya ke sebelah pantai Timur! Mungkin mudah rasanya nak menikmati nasi dagang ni walaupun musim Raya.

Jadi saya cuba juga untuk buat sendiri. Banyak yang dijumpai dalam internet memerlukan beras dagang iaitu sejenis beras berwarna perang. (Harap dapatlah betulkan saya jika tersilap ya!) Cara memasak nasi juga agak berbeza; samada secara kukus mahupun tanak terus dalam periuk nasi. Memikirkan saya yang lebih suka cara yang mudah, akhirnya saya cuba campurkan beberapa resepi yang saya jumpa dan cuba sendiri mengikut bahan-bahan yang saya ada.

Alhamdulillah, inilah hasilnya! Bau nasi dagangnya memang tidak sah lagi; ALhamdulillah - menunjukkan nasi dagangku berhasil..hehe..Bau halba kalau tak silap, yang membuatkan nasi dagang tu harum =)


Set nasi dagang =)

Untuk gulai pula, saya hanya memilih gulai ayam biasa sahaja. Mana tidaknya, kebanyakkan resepi yang saya jumpa, memerlukan bahan rempah nasi dagang spesial! Manalah saya nak cari di Perth ni..hehe.. (kalau ada yang tahu, bolehlah bagitahu saya ya =) ) Jadi terhasillah gulai ayam ala-ala kari ayam sebenarnya =)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Maryam @ Perth Royal Show 2012

Has been trying to update this earlier, but due to the large size of the photos, I took several times to try and upload the photos. Almaklumlah internet kawasan rumah bukanlah ADSL2+, tak sampai kt sini; but thankful enough to Allah. Alhamdulillah, at least ada la juga internet connection and tak duduk dalam tempurung sangat. Huhu..

This was our second time Alhamdulillah. Managed to get the discounted ticket at $23, thanks to our friend yang sudi offer untuk belikan at the first place. We went there via train on Thursday as early as 8.30am. Alhamdulillah, managed to secure a parking space at the train station. Stopped at Perth station, going there via express train direct to Showground station.

Remember the previous entry regarding few officers checking the train tickets randomly? This time I witnessed it in front of me while on the waiting to Perth station. The men was dressed smartly in coat, sitting right in front of us. While the officer checking our tickets, he was pretending to find his ticket. Then when the train stopped at the station, he quickly went out and went straight to the ticket machine! Nasib dia selamat, belum sempat kena check and kena denda! Takku sangka, pakai punyalah smart tapi nak naik train free? Huhu..

Okay, back to Perth Royal Show.. we headed first to the Pigeon area.


Some of the unique pigeons available.
Ayam garang!



Maryam yang tak tahan bau busuk dalam tempat ni..


Maryam got the chance to paint the egg. But the staff said she cannot bring back the egg since they're not sure of the hygience of the eggs -so the eggs will become the food for the animals..



focus..






her smiley face egg! Hehe..


We paid for one ticket for the yellow brick lane for Maryam. From the royalshow website, I'm interested on those learning activities that might benefits her. There are 7 stops altogether, which costs $10/ticket. Besides the activities, she got some freebies as well =)



The yellow brick lane ticket counter



Painted an apple to be pasted on the trees =)



Made her own wooden truck - of course with her dad's help =)



Tadaa! Her wooden truck =)
Plant her own salad
The Pest Detective ~ at one of the stops..
Her first time on trampoline =)
Antara freebies selain fruits etc =)
Lepaslah untuk aktiviti cuti sekolah di rumah

Her main aim - Abby Caddaby showbag =)

Oh yes, we did allow her to ride since the main attraction here was the colourful, exciting rides. She can only choose 1 ride; but Alhamdulillah,  anak ummi faham aje bila ummi &ayah bagi naik satu je..hehe

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Churros..

Teringat makan ni suatu ketika dahulu..


 Terasa nak makan lagi..so, inilah hasilnya..Alhamdulillah =)



Lepaslah nak makan kami tiga beranak. Heheh..Jimat belanja. Saya bukan apa, tak sampai hati asyik nak belanja makan luar dan berbelanja tak tentu pasal, mengenangkan hubby yang kerja. Once in bluemoon tu insyaAllah bolehlah =) Moga Allah tidak menguji kami dengan kesenangan; yang kebiasaannya membuat manusia lupa yang diri sedang diuji..Aameen.

p;s: kalau ikutkan hati, memang suka makan di luar..takyah masak..hehe..

Monday, October 8, 2012

Food..food..and food

Being a FTHM is not as easy as people normally think of. Some people might think that those FTHM akan duduk-goyang-kaki bila kat rumah. From my experience working full time for 5 years before came here, rasanya lebih banyak masa lapang kot masa kat office. Bila kat rumah rasa terlalu banyak kerja nak buat, not necessarily housework sahaja, we also need our own-sweet-time masa di rumah. Am not complaining, but sangat bersyukur apabila Allah mengabulkan doa untuk diri menjadi FTHM/WAHM or whatever you wanna call it.

Okay, enough of babbling..lately I've been craving for different kind of food. Huhuh..sekejap nak makan tu, sekejap nak yang ni..Kalau yang mudah nak dapat kat sini tu takpela jugak kan. Showing you some of it..Kalau kat Malaysia, zass order je kat kedai ya..kat sini nak order kat siapa la pula kan. Masak sendiri or telan airliur ajela..hehe


Ikan bakar percik wrapped in banana leaves

  
Kuetiau udang..(actually nak kuetiau kerang)

Yummy oxtail soup. Alhamdulillah!

These only some of them that I managed to make it myself. Alhamdulillah.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Maryam says " Happy Birthday!!"

Last weekend was full with invitations. Hehe..Alhamdulillah. On Saturday was for Amani & Ayyaz's Aqiqah & the next day was her 3yo friend's (Sumayyah) birthday party. Oh yes, since her friend, Amani's birthday was just few days before the aqiqah event, we decided to buy her a birthday pressie too!

Busy writing & drawing for her friend, Amani =)

This one is for Sumayyah

Maryam @ Amani's house

Maryam @ Sumayyah's party

Getting ready to sing the birthday song

Play time!

Alhamdulillah, both went well especially with the lovely weather! At least in keeping her occupied while her dad's being away again this week....