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my Saturday…

Wish I could lay down tied to my heavenly bed just a little bit longer. The screaming alarm keep saying, get up… get up!. Its my rutine morning call without fail. Alarm at 5.00 am but jumping out of bed, 30 minutes later… hahaha

Saturday is as usual like any other weekdays. Today, mum at wok and uber on the road. Waking up my Aishah with a very patience gesture because she can be very cruel to those who woke her up. At one time, I did got her free kick!  Whereas Nasuha, a touch of a finger can make her up and about. But, her bathroom affair takes up a lonnnngg time. Usually I will make her go to the bathroom first while I do other choas in the house.

Not enough time for breakfast. Today my daughters have activities in school. Aishah, again as usual, a stop by Zakat Mart is sufficient enough. A packet of Chipsmore and a Milo will make her smile and eager to go to school. Her English Tuition class by Sir Siva is on every Saturday from 8.00 am to 10.00 am. Hopefully her english will be improving tremendously. A very good effort by the teachers to give extra class to ‘budak kampung’. Thank you teachers!!

Came back to the house to fetch Nasuha. She also going to her school because she’ll be helping her teachers in the field. There are Bola Baling friendly matchers between schools in Seberang Perai Tengah. We had our breakfast in the FF restaurant in Sg Dua. Too early and we were the first customer. Had our hot Milo first while waiting for chicken porriage to be serve.

After sending her in, I stayed awhile in the car. Mark a few exercises books and my eyes started to drift zzzzz. I remembered, onions and garlic is null in my kitchen. Nearby is Market Sg. Dua. Walked there and bought those things  including Chicken Meat and Tapai Pulut. I just love Tapai Pulut. On the way, I stopped at Kedai Ikhwan to buy Fried Chicken for Amir. 

A bit tired of diving nowadays. Age factor, I guess. Saturday is the time to do house choas. Piles of dirty clothes to be wash. Can’t delay this because its a rainy season. Washing is always easy but folding clothes is not my thingy. My dearest husband will always help with this (thank you sayang). But since he got transfered to Precint  2, the clothes start piling up so high. “Kids…. please take your own clothes and fold them yourself…”

Lunch…. got a craving for nasi lemak. Just bought anchovies, fresh from Tanjung Dawai. So, decided to have nasi lemak for lunch!  My children asked for Sambal Ikan Bilis, Boiled eggs and mix vegetables. Done eating!!

Afternoon, spent lazying around the house, playing with the kittens and watching TV. Amir with his kebun around the house. Sangat rajin budak ni, said my mum. Yesterday he brought back these from his kebun…pumpkin and sweet corn. Ermm… nak masak apa ya??

Night came early as I felt tired already. Off to bed then. The kids were doing their school work. Mak also off to bed early. The night was cold, rain poured heavily. Bestnya tidur….. 😴😴😴

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2017 in coretan

 

First test…

Today I is the day to give out the result of the first test. They have been waiting for it since before the school holidays. The first thing they asked, how many failures teacher?

A simple and short lecture for them before getting their papers. What ever marks you’ll get later, dont feel discourage. I’m sure all of you have done the best but if you think you are not doing enough, its a lessen to ponder. 

So, exam paper was passed to the owner. Faces of relieve, disapointment and expresionless start lurking in the class. Asking them to do correction was easy because everyone was eager to know the correct way. 

Teacher, please find for me another one mark. I want A! 

Teacher, why is this wrong?

Teacher, I cant understand the question.

Teacher, I do careless mistakes… frust

Teacher, teacher….

Time’s up…. everyone started to leave the class. Two girls came and asked me how many failures in the class besides the two of them. I was looking into their eyes and they started to utter something. With watery eyes, they applogize for not performing well in the exam. They kept repeating words of regrets. They promised to do better in next exam. 

Amazed, for I have longed to see this act of reflection on oneself. I can see how they have high hopes of making others happy and proud. To me, these girls will and can do better. I can only encourage and offer my free time in school. They are welcome to study with me after school. Looking at their sincere faces, reminds me of my own daughter. May the teardrops are worthy and a signage to perseverance. InsyaAllah, usaha berterusan, sabar dan doa kepadaNya.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2017 in coretan

 

Dwarf Cavendish…

Pokok pisang Serendah aka Pisang Kapal dah banyak kali berbuah hasil tanaman suami ku. Asalnya pokok tu dihadiahkan kawan suami dari Indonesia. Pisang ni masaknya berkulit hijau. Kalau di biarkan ranumnya berisi lembek. Tak la berapa sedap dimakan begitu saja. Kerap aku buat cekodok ja. Semalam aku campur dengan jagung, goreng dan sedappp kata Aishah.

Hari ni nak cuba buat kek pisang. Google resepi yang mudah dan ringkas. Jumpa la blog NinaMirza ni. Mudah ja dan bahan pun semua ada dalam stok aku. Telur, tepung gandum, soda bikarbonat, baking powder, gula, minyak masak. Humban jer semua dalam blender (part ni aku paling suka). Siap, bakar 40minit. Nak detail sikit resepi dan bahannya, baca la blog entry di kek pisang (jazakallah nina mirza)

Adunan yang siap diblend. Aku susun potongan pisang buat hiasan sikit. Siap bakar, anak2 dah tunggu nak ngapp… hahaha. Tak sempat sejuk dah tinggal separuh… 

So this recipe is for keeps!

Sedikit bahan bacaan aku dapat masa google pisang serendah. Menarik juga asal usul pisang ni dan baru aku tahu cara terbaik untuk makan pisang serendah.

kredit to blog pisang serendah

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2017 in coretan

 

citarasa ku…

Mula-mula pindah rumah, penuh disekeliling dengan pokok ubi. Pucuk ubinya, pehh…. sedap kata mak. Bila rasa nak makan pucuk ubi rebus, petik jer. Berselera makan.

Awal dulu ada seorang pakcik datang kutip pucuk ubi. Entah untuk makan atau jualan, itu aku tak pasti. Lama-lama pakcik tu dah tak datang, mungkin segan dengan kami. Mula la di bersihkan keliling kawasan rumah sebab semak sangat. Banyak pokok ubi ditebang tapi batangnya ditanam semula secara lebih teratur.

Sekarang dah dekat  6 bulan, Amir agak pokok ubi tu dah ada hasilnya. Semalam dia cabut sepokok. Adalah 5 /6 cabang ubi kayu yang berisi sederhana. Teringin pula nak makan Ubi Getuk. Apa lagi… ke kedai la mencari kelapa parut.

Bahan-bahan Ubi Getuk ni senang jer. Kelapa parut, gula pasir, garam dan semestinya ubi kayu rebus. Lecek ubi kayu masa panas-panas tu, campurkan kelapa, gula dan garam. Gaul rata dan boleh makan dah…. 

Banyak lagi lebih, so simpan dulu dalam peti ais. Esok pagi boleh buat ubi getuk goreng samada bulat-bulatkan atau buat macam kueh gelang.

Cuba baca blog Getuk Ubi, boleh cuba cara ubi getuk moden.

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in coretan, favourites

 

senyum lebar…😁

Bermula dengan usikan, tayangan foto2 ‘mencabar’ keinginan yang dah lama terpendam. Mencari yang lebih mudah dimiliki samada di alam maya atau realia. Teragak2 hendak membuat keputusan. Ada masa, menurun semangat, ada masa tak boleh nak tahan dah.

So, aku nekad. Jadi! Hari kedua aku milikinya, baru terasa mesti mencuba. tak jadi pun x apa lah, asal aku cuba. Haha, rakan2 bagai mencabar dan aku sahut cabaran itu. Tunggu….

Esok cuti Thaipusam, boleh lah aku laksanakan cabaran meROTIku… roti sarang lebah yang sering aku lihat di laman facebook, terliur…

Resepi dari sahabatku Suyati yg telah dicuba dgn jayanya (katanya dr pcik google). Aku pun google juga untuk mendapat tips2 supaya cubaan pertama menjadi. Ni laman web yg http://www.azlitamasammanis.com terima kasih tuan empunya blog.

Teringin juga nak share gambar setiap langkah meroti ku. Gambar jer la. Nak tau detail sila ke web tadi.

bahan2 meroti aku beli lepas balik menghantar Amir ke stesen ETS. 

Nasib ada BM Pensonic Chef Choice ni ( bau kedai lagi), idak la aku lenguh menguli. Cepat ker dia buat kerja. Aku relax sambil nonton TV.. haha

Siap dah diketul2kan ( buruk benor bentuknya sbb tak pandai membulat elok2). First time okay..! 

Tu dia… lepas perap dlm 30 minit. 

Tabur ler bijirin kesukaan aku, ikut suka aku la nak tabur banyak ke idak… 

Hasil lepas dibakar dlm oven. Bangga sungguh la aku boleh meroti. Jadi wehhh… suka aku. Siap ambik gambar, post ke grup meROTI aku. Ke grp family pun aku post… jahat sungguh rasanya tapi bangga dgn diri aku sekejap. puji la diri sendiri.. 

Makan la apa lagi. Lembut, sedap rasanya bila disira dengan sos karamel. Anak2 dara aku puji juga, lembut… sedap. tapi takat dua potong yg mampu dimakan. dah kenyang. esok breakfast lepas la.. menu roti sarang lebah. Alhamdulillah, dan InsyaAllah aku cuba resepi roti yang lain pula.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2017 in coretan

 

Rebranding oneself…

Get up, get up and positive vibes come sorround me! New bosses, new colleague, new friends, new job scope and new ‘customer’. May all new hopes brings out the best in me and old loops be smoother to run through this year. Hahh… only I will understand these words.

Along the way, there will be invisible hands guiding me to my destination. Half a decade of this life makes me wonder, what have I achieved so far? The feeling of lacking in ‘something’ still lurking now and then. What am I to be proud of? Career wise… I’m just an ordinary teacher or maybe too ordinary? Collegues always say, I’m the asset of the school, my presence is needed, my skills are sought for. But I still feel I’m just an ordinary person. Maybe, my willingness to help others whenever needed is the thrait they meant…urmmm

At this age, the only meaningful moments are being appreciated by family. Feel my existen and not taken for granted in anything. A small qualitative moments just for me is what I need. Making me the most special person, all ears and eyes for me, nothing else. Walking by the beach, which I truely love. Picnic by the sea, playing childish games. Just a 30 minutes moment is all I want. Is all I want….is all I want…

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in coretan, tugas

 

nostalgia sat…

Best part of balik kampung… apa saja dipandang disekeliling, ada saja kenangan zaman bebudak. Tiap kali tu juga lah dok bercerita pada anak-anak sampai anak-anak kata, berapa kali nak ulang daaa… hahaha. Sorry la anakandaku, ibu memang excited nak cerita zaman kanak-kanak yang bebas lepas dulu. 

Adik jumpa album lama simpanan opahnya. Terus dia ajak ibu duduk dan perkenalkan sorang-sorang dalam gambar-gambar tu. Kelakar pula tengok gambar lama. Kakak kata, ibu dulu kurus macam kakak. Habis di puji makcik maksu makndak makteh depa… Kecantikan tak kekal Nak… hargai kesihatan luaran dan dalaman. Itu yang penting. Belek-belek album, terjumpa satu gambar rumah asal dulu. Depan rumah tu ada aku, adik, mak dan dua abang-abangku. Oh tak lupa, motor arwah ayah yang banyak berjasa sejak aku mula bersekolah lagi. Rumah ni dah berapa kali renovate. Satu sebab nak besarkan rumah bila abang kakak kahwin dan sebab kedua, tanah disukat semula untuk pembahagian ikut lot bandaran. Berpusing dan berubah juga la tangga utama rumah ni. Sekarang nak cari rumah mak ni senang jer sebab tangga utamanya tangga batu berwarna merah.

Arwah ayah dulu ada kamera, aku lupa dah jenama apa. Gambar-gambar yang ayah tangkap mesti ada sinopsis atau tarikh gambar diambil tertulis di belakang gambar. Macam gambar rumah di atas, ada tercatat …

Ni pula gambar rumah yang terkini. Jadi persinggahan kami adik beradik bila musim cuti atau perayaan. Rumah separa kayu beratap zink. Pokok rambutan di depan rumah dah banyak kali berbuah, lekang buahnya dan ia masih berjasa bila musim buah.

Nak tengok wajah arwah ayah… segak tau dan pandai bergaya masa muda-muda dulu. Arwah dulu kerja akhirnya sebagai Penyelia kelas Agama KEMAS. Kira aku ni ikut jejak ayah la menurut kata mak. Jadi cikgu. Memang dari sekolah rendah, kalau cikgu tanya apa cita-cita aku.. guru. Sampailah ke sekolah menengah, tak pernah berubah. Lepas SPM aku masuk ITM ambil Diploma Sains Komputer atas galakan kakak aku. Kursus Perguruan pun aku minta.Cuma tawaran ke ITM dapat dulu… Kesitulah rezeki aku selama 3 tahun. Setelah beranak 3 barulah jalan terbuka luas untuk aku mencuba masuk bidang Perguruan. Alhamdulillah, diploma aku masa tu sangat diperlukan dalam bidang perguruan. Mak orang yang paling gembira sebab katanya ada juga seorang anaknya yang ikut jejak langkah ayah. Syukur, aku pun cukup senang dengan kerja ini. Cita-cita ku tercapai! Uish…melalut lak. 

Handsome kan? Songkok stail senget… haha. Penampilan selalu dijaga, maklumlah Ustaz dan dikenali ramai. 

Hebatkan orang-orang dulu, belajar di kelas dewasa. Tak perlu tempat hebat, kerusi hempok, aircon bagai. Di bawah rumah, duduk atas bangku kayu, rapat2 supaya ramai yang berpeluang belajar. Salute la, usaha nak meningkatkan pengetahuan. Guru-guru dulu pun berkorban apa saja untuk menyampaikan ilmu.

Gambar arwah ayah tengah menyelia kelas dewasa KEMAS. #nasution

Al Fatihah untuk arwah ayah.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2016 in coretan