Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Balik Kedah

My grandmother's place which has been turned into a car wash (Hjh Zainab)

My grandmother's house (Hjh Aishah)

Padang Besar, Perlis

The view along the way to Padang Besar

The sign board to Perlis

Pondok Hj Hussin

Pondok Hj. Hussin

My two girls dozing away...boring kot

Hubby...termenung nampak...masa the gathering

Alya and Mak Ngah Amelia

Dad and nephew having dinner in Alor Setar

My mom and sister Kak Ja

Hubby and daughter, Auni

Aina grinning happily while awaiting food

Alya (in purple), babyAisyah and the bibik

The scenery as we entered Kedah's border

Hubby drove all the way back in his baju Melayu and not forgetting his Hari Raya Korban's hairstyle

The terowong

Another scenery of 'jelapang padi' but blurred by the rain

The view of the mist along the mountain

During the Hari Raya Haji which fell on the 27th of December, we went back to Kedah with my sister's family and of vourse with mama and abah too. The trip back to Kedah was ok but the trip coming back to Klang was a long one. We travelled 12 hours on the road because of the heavy traffic all the from Alor Setar to Tanjung Malim....aduh...duh...duh
Back in Kedah, we stayed at the Hotel Seri Malaysia. We didn't go back to my Tok's place because it was already full with my uncle's family. Anyway, since Tok is no longer around...we seldom go back to her house...sedih jugak bila tengok rumah tu...all the happy memories there actually made me sad as Tok is not around. When we went there during our 3 day visit, I was very melancholic...I could still see Tok sitting at the dining table...walking along the's quite nostalgic...the memories.
We also went to Padang Besar, Perlis...which couldn't be helped....balik Kedah mesti pergi Padang Besaq....besala....What else...I got myself a new handbag, t-shirts for the children and also a few pairs of pajamas for them. As for the 'abah', he couldn't leave the place without buying himself a MU jersey and a shirt...'koporat' shirt.
However so, the main reason for going back to Kedah was we went to Hj. Salleh's family late grandfather from my mother's side of the family. It was glorious...I got to know many of my relatives whom I'd never known before.
All in all, I could say that the trip back to Kedah was 'BEST'!!!!!!!!

Monday, 12 October 2009


On the second day of raya, my mom decided to cook 'laksa kedah'. So, being the only child at home, mom asked me to go out and buy the ingredients. Loyally, hubby drove me to the shops.

Well since it was still hari raya, most shops were closed. We had to go to several shops to buy the needed ingredients We managed to get all except the 'daun kesom' and the 'mee laksa'. We went to almost every opened shop. To no avail there were no 'mee laksa' and 'daun kesom. Finally, abah suggested a supermarket in Bukit Indah. With almost no hope at all, we drove to the supermarket. And...yippee!!!!! the things searched for, were there and I took them quickly and paid for them before thy're taken.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Before Raya

The day before raya, early in the morning, mother woke all of us up early and ordered my sister and I to help her 'balut ketupat daun palas'.

The day before raya, we were all ordered by mon to help her 'buka daun ketupat' and balut ketupat daun palas'

Mama looking very tired after wrapping her 100th ketupat

Mother inserting 'pulut' into the daun ketupat

The ketupat before they were boiled and cooked

The trip 'balik kampung'

Aisyah enjoying her car ride

The jam towards hometown

The last 'buka puasa' in Klang

Alya devouring her pizza

Spaghetti bolognaise for the younger kids

yummy...thirst quenching

handbag raya...last minute shopping at JJ

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Curry Puffs

Here are the pictorial steps in making curry puff aka karipap.

First, prepare the dough of flour, margarine, water and a pinch of salt.

Next, roll the dough and cut into small pieces

Then, flatten the small pieces of the cut dough by rolling them
using a roller or a steel flask...: P

This is how it looks like

Next, prepare, the filling; minced chicken with potato cooked in curry powder

After that, fill the centre part of the flattened dough with the curry filling

Close the dough by folding the sides.

These are the end product before the next important step.

Fry the curry puffs in oil

....until it they turn golden brown. are the delicious curry puffs you've ever tasted....`. D

More of Aisyah Zahra

Aisyah in her walker

Aisyah without her walker

Saturday, 12 September 2009


Last night or should I say yesterday evening, we had iftar at the school. Those invited were the forms five and three students together with their parents. But then, the attendance was an upsetting one. Not many turned up. Still, the function went on smoothly.
For the break fasting, we were served with ayam beriani, nasik minyak hujan panas, acar buah, dalca and various types of 'kuih'. They were all cooked by a group of teachers and staffs heade by the principal herself. (pictures of the food weren't captured due to my stomach was already screaming for food at the time of iftar)
After iftar, we performed prayers at the school hall. We were also given 'tazkirah' by our own PK HEM who led the prayers for the night.