Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Mission Accomplished !!

Yesterday I started my mission to seriously make sure that Afeef perform his 5 times prayer a day, and also started teaching him how to recite surah Al-Fatihah. But before that, I took a few minutes explaining to him why we must perform the 5 times solat a day, why is it necessary, that Allah is watching us 24/7, etc etc etc.. So he listened enthusiastically, kids they have such enthusiasm in learning new things, kita as a parents je yg malas kadang2 kan.. mmmm... tampar diri sendiri, and say loudly, "Don't be lazy !!!!"
Ok, memang berkesan ape2 aje yg kita cakap kat anak2 nih...
As we were never so strict for him to join the Subuh prayer, so this morning I forgot to ask him to join solat Subuh... but guess what? Afeef suddenly joined me voluntarily without even being asked !! Terharu sangat2 !!! Masa solat tu rasa cam nak nangis !!
So, immediately after we finished, I hugged and kissed him

So you see, Melentur buluh memang kena dari rebungnye...
Pastikan anak2 kita solat, bukan sebab takut kita marah or x sayang mereka, tapi sebab mereka tau Allah maha melihat and mereka takut Allah marah...
And terapkan amal kebaikan dalam jiwa mereka yang tengah bersih putih ni...

Sometimes, I feel sooo sad, when I look at 'Mat rempit', 'Perogol', 'Robbers', yang bunuh membunuh, etc etc... It makes me wonder, what culd they've possibly gone through all their lives that make them ended up just the way they are?? When in fact, semua nya berasal sama, dari rahim seorang ibu, and lahir suci bersih... Innocent...

Innocent camni, comel camni, but.... eventually jadi someone yang kejam, tak de hati dan perasaan etc etc...

Moga2 jadi panduan untuk kita semua, didik lah anak2 kita sebaik mungkin, moga anak2 kita menjadi muslim muslimah sejati di masa depan, InsyaAllah...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Make The Best Out Of Everything...

I have made a few decisions yesterday, one of it was to ultimately let go of something which I believed was going to get better with time, but unfortunately, it's not, it got worst... so just leave it, and look at other more precious things I have in life..
2nd, I'll reduce the time I spend everyday in front of the PC, and I'll focus more on teaching Afeef.. he's going to be 7 years old on November this year!!!! Which means, he's going to have to perform the 5 times prayer a day without fail. I'm gonna have to ensure that he'll be able to recite all the surah perfectly, and also teach him other things too, like Mathematics, English, Science etc etc... Surprised and excited to see how much he has improved for the past few months, credits to my hubby too for all his effort, ajar mengaji, reading etc etc..
I was also surprised to see Fatini and her interest to learn 'Iqra'. Evryday after Maghrib prayer papa wuld say, "Afeef, meh mengaji, ambik buku Iqra"
Then Fatini wuld excitedly say, "Fatini dulu !!!!"
And she wuld start first before Afeef, hahah !!! This is the crucial time where we as a parents should take advantage of, when the kids are so excited to learn, anything, everything !!!!
Mistakes were when many of us just let the kids play by themselves, or just let them watch TV all day.. So, lets try to make the best out of everything !!!

Family taking a walk in the park together

3rd, I'll put more effort on learning Deutsch. For the first time yesterday, I really understood the differences between Nominative, Akkusative, Genitive and Dative and its usage.. Credits to my hubby again for the valuable lesson.. I know, wats the point of going to class when my hubby can teach me, plus the lessons were conducted in 100% Deutsch, sometimes I culdn't quite comprehend what the teacher was saying, but it's ok.. the most valuable thing when I go to class, is the opportunity to mingle with others, and apply what I've learnt.
Deutsch is a bit more complicated than English but lots of similarities.. like if I wanna say,
"This is my daughter" in Deutsch it wuld sound like this, "Das ist meine tochter"... see the similarities? And of course ade maskulin and feminin which complicates the language, a bit like Bahasa Arab, but easier kot.. More difficult than English but easier than Arabisch.

Gray Haired Woman Who Likes to Read

Ok, 4th, I'm going to make full use of all the times that I have, and make the best out of everything, I'll read whenever I have time, get as much knowledge as possible ! This is important, KNOWLEDGE !!! And one of the way to obtain knowledge is thru reading,
"Read! In the name of your God who created" Surah Al-Alaq, Ayat 1.
Knowledge can make us a better person, make us understand the facts of life better, make us realize the rights and wrongs, etc etc...

Tray of Veggie Snacks

Lastly, I'll try my best to prepare nutritious food for my kids everyday, 'We are what we eat', never take this lightly, it is soooo true.. So happy to see Afeef and Fatini munching on microwave-cooked Broccoli yesterday :)

Everything that happened memang ade hikmah nye !! I have experienced this many many times... just be thankful and bersyukur always always...
The most obvious example is with Fatini and her constipation problems.. She had it so bad last time and she'd cry badly every time she needs to pass her stool. I had inadvertently complaint in my heart, how culd this happened to her???... I felt so devastated especially when one time her anus had torn a bit due to the hard stools... so because of this traumatic experience, I made sure she had fruits in her diet everyday, and making sure she drinks plenty of water. And guess what, recently we were down with coughs and flu and she's not even the least affected !! All because of her healthy diet and of course, Allah's will !! God help those who helped themselves rite? And now she goes to toilet everyday and consistently, no more pain... Alhamdulillah..

Anyway, there are far better things in life which we often overlooked. We just have to sit and think for a while, betapa banyak nye nikmat yang Allah berikan... We must always always thank Allah for everything, even for the smallest thing... and when we were tested by Allah SWT, never ever stop being thankful, coz no matter how He tested us, He'd still give us many many other great and wonderful things in life.... Syukur Alhamdulillah...

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Hospital Window...

One of my favorite story, first read it when I was 14 years old in a story book, "My Sister My Sorrow" culdn't recall the Author's name.. but even than, I already felt the beauty of it, the sadness and how dangerous 'penyakit hati' culd be...

blank hospital wall

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room with a hospital window. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour a day to drain the fluids from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. And every afternoon when the man in the bed next to the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the wonderful things he could see outside the hospital window, a park with a lovely lake, ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Lovers walked arm in arm amid flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. The man in the other bed would live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the outside world.

Unexpectedly, an alien thought entered the other man's head: Why should he have all the pleasure of seeing everything while I never get to see anything? It didn't seem fair. As the thought fermented, the man felt ashamed at first. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sights, his envy eroded into resentment and soon turned him sour. He began to brood and found himself unable to sleep. He should be by that hospital window - and that thought now controlled his life.

Late one night, as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the hospital window began to cough. He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. The other man watched in the dimly lit room as the struggling man by the hospital window groped for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room, he never moved, never pushed his own button which would have brought the nurse running. In less than five minutes, the coughing and choking stopped, along with the sound of breathing.

Now, there was only silence - deathly silence.

The following morning the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths. When she found the lifeless body of the man by the hospital window, she was saddened and called the hospital attendant to take it away-no works, no fuss. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the man asked if he could be moved next to the hospital window. The nurse was happy to make the switch and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the hospital window beside the bed...........

It faced a blank wall.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way'

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Main Dog la pulak...

Maybe they've seen lots of dogs around that they've come up with this dog game...

First, she's the dog...

Then, he's turn pulak to be the dog...
So, they took turn, crawling whilst barking... hehe..
ade2 aje...

Ni Gulliver's Travels ke ape nih?
Couldn't believe that so far she has had 9 dolls!!
And still ade hati nak beli lagi... now she keeps on asking for Barbie Fairytopia yg ade sayap butterfly tu.. it's a bit expensive, but I can get waaaayy cheaper on Ebay (2nd hand la, of course).
Or lets just wait for her next birthday...

Monday, March 21, 2011

CaKe HenTam Kromo...

Kenapa jadi cake hentam kromo nih, sebabnye ade frosting lebih from previous cup cake. Sempat wat cup cake seblom gi Italy hari tu, tapi frosting nye berlebih, x abis2, so ape lagi saya pun hentam kromo la dgn menambah gula, telur, susu, minyak and campur gaul ngan coklat yg dah lama juga bertapa kat dlm cabinet tuh, sesuke hati weeeeeeeee...!!

This how it looks like before it goes into the oven..

At first, risau jugak, jadi ke kek hentam kromo nih, x jadi kang sape pulak nak mengabiskan.. huhu

But, Alhamdulillah, jadi cantik, gebu pulak tuh.. lembut and spongy.. now rase cam rugi pulak x jot down kan sukatan2 nye.. If I were to bake the same cake again, wuld the result be the same??

Conclusion is, we can simply bake a nice and simple cake without any specific recipe, provided we've had lots of experience baking.. cehwah macam la dah bnyk experience ye??
Tak banyak pun, but now at least I can recognize the right texture of a batter before it goes into the oven. The most important thing is, experience... mmm priceless..

A Fly.....?

Yesterday was soooo sunny and a bit warm, so I opened almost all windows in the house. We don't get to do this everyday depending on the temperature. So yesterday, we did..
As I was busy in the kitchen, Fatini came and busy bodying, hahah her usual self laaa... she loves to help me in the kitchen, not because she's a girl (like most people would say), but I guess kids at this age are all the same regardless of their gender. Afeef used to be like that too.. but I'd never really encouraged him coz I hate the mess he would make in the kitchen.. **sigh** my fault, now he's no longer interested to help me in the kitchen..
So realizing my mistake, I've always encouraged Fatini to do watever she wants to do in the kitchen, walaupun in the end the kitchen would end up damn messy !!
Ok, dah lari dari topic hehe, what I wanted to share here, as I was busy in the kitchen, suddenly Fatini said,
"Mama, ape tuh ??!!"
So I looked at the direction she's poiting... this time it was not a cat, it was something flying...
Guess what it was???

A fly...

The last time we had seen a fly was in October last year, if I'm not mistaken. It's been 6 months wihout a single fly around and already she's forgotten all bout it... hahah..
Oh my doter, haritu cat, now lalat pulak.. lepas ni ape pulak agaknye ye ?? hehe..

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!!!

On my way to class yesterday, I noticed how flowers started to bloom... It's a wonderful sight.. I can't believe I'm here, having the chance to experience these wonderful four seasons and realizing everyday how great God is..
Frankly, it was never my dream to live in another country other than Malaysia. It was my hubby's dream. I was quite sad and reluctant to be here..
But, we don't always get what we want rite? Nor know what's best for us..
At least being here, I no longer feel the pressure of being a housewife.. mmmmm....
Being a housewife is a wonderful thing, but the surroundings makes it not for me..
What kind of surroundings??? hehehe.. Biarlah rahsia... :D
Oh, maybe I should write in one of my entry later bout how wonderful life as a housewife culd be ... we'll see.. :)

YeSTeRDay'S PrOJeK....

Sangat suka dengan kek gulung or commonly known as Swiss Roll.. kat malaysia salu makan, tapi beli je hehe, x pernah wat sendiri huhu.. kat sini setakat nih dah 4 kali buat termasuk semalam.. 1st two times x berape jadi, kali ke 3 baru jadi tu pun selepas di improvise and tukar method skit... semalam buat x berapa jadi sebab guna method lama..
Ape rahsia Swiss roll sebenarnye..??
Where ever I checked, method nye same je, mesti pukul telur dgn gula smpai putih gebu then add tepung dgn cara folding. Then tuang mixture dlm baking tray yg dah di alas dgn baking sheet. Tu je, so simple!! But, seriously, everytime I use this method, x pernah yg jadi huhu.. mesti merekah la, bnyk crumbs, x spongy, etc etc.. termasukla yg semalam nih... memang method ni won't work for me la..
But some recipes letak Ovalette as one of the ingredients. Could this be the secret to a spongy and fine texture Swiss roll? If yes, then pening kepala aku, mana pulak nak carik Ovalette kat Deutschland nih!! All items are written in Deutsch, and sometimes they don't use direct translation from the dictionary, but they have their own name.

Ni lah die Swiss Roll yg x berapa menjadi... Nevertheless, there is another method yg saya cuba dan jaya je.. Nasib baik menjadi. Asing kan dulu kuning telur. Mix 60g sugar, 3 egg yolks, susu segar sikit (x ingat sukatan, main hentam kromo je), and sikit minyak or butter cair. Pukul sampai kembang, then baru add in 50g tepung. Then last skali baru beat egg white ni sampai putih gebu then fold kan ke dlm mixture tadi. Hasilnye lebih cantik, gebu, lembut, spongy and senang nak roll... x perlu pun Ovallete.

Ni lah die the only Swiss Roll yg btol2 menjadi and puas hati.. cuma malas nak wat method nih sebab kena asingkan kuning telur hehe..
Gambar x berape cantik sebab guna hanfon lama.

Ok, ape pun kuih sagu ni menjadi cuma lembik sikit.. resipi bole cek blog Hana... Hana dah cakap dah kena kurangkan air, tapi saya pegi tambah air haha!! coz malas nak kukus punye pasal! tp last2 kukus jugak, memang jadi cantik!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

TaKe ThE TiMe To KnOw WhaT ReAL LoVe Is...

My all time favorite Story...

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said,
"Richness, can you take me with you?"
Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. "Vanity, please help me!"
"I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, let me go with you."
"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you." It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder,

Love asked Knowledge, another elder, "Who Helped me?"
"It was Time," Knowledge answered.
"Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?"
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered,
"Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is..."


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Doctor in The House..

This book arrived yesterday, "A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE"... Hubby bought this book from Malaysia, and spent a few hundreds for the postage cost plus the price of the book itself..
Hehe.. I wrote before in 'Novelholic..is there such thing?' that hubby and I have got a totally different interest in reading materials, and see??? Am I rite?? This is the kind of reading materials he would loves to read, not just reading them, but he's got such passions for them which amazed me..
Also I wrote before in one of my entry, 'Nothing in Common..?' bout how different me and hubby is, this is one of it... perhaps, I should try reading this too.. maybe I'll love it.. maybe it's interesting once I get to know it... Like I said before, we have understood each other, and accepted each others liking and at the same time try to like it also, maybe I should try to like this kind of reading materials too.. after all, this is knowledge kan? hehehe..

Monday, March 14, 2011

HeLLoOooOOoo ITaLy !!!

Last wekend awesome trip to Pisa, Italy.... Finally, out of Deutschland !!! Not that I hate being here heheh, especially after I've been to a country far worse than Deutschland.. I mean, Pisa, Italy was not as beautiful as Deutschland and also the people there was not as nice as the people here..
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the trip so much !!!

We started very early on Saturday morning but not early enough that we missed our 6.30am train, that was supposed to take us to Idar-Oberstein. Therefore we missed the bus from Idar-Oberstein to the airport as well. Because of that, we had to take the cab to the airport, a bit expensive than the bus fare, but we had no choice.. :(

Very very beautiful view along the winding road...

Hehe tu dia flight kami menanti...

Dua orang budak yg memang sentiasa cool..
Fatini pulak mesti nak dok tepi tingkap.. abg Afeef cam biase, mengalah je.. :)

Aleena pun cool heheh..

Helllooooooo Italy !!

Outside the airport..

Our hotel room..
Not bad, actually very comfortable, one twin bed, 2 single beds. Puas hati la, and breakfes was provided :)

Lunch at Kebab haus, memang die tulis 'halal food'.. nice la..
Then, pegi tengok Pisa tower la, ape lagi kan...

There it is... memang macam nak terbalik kan.. risau juga, buat nye terbalik tiba2 camne.. huhu.. Alhamdulillah la tak jadi camtu.

Amboi, hepi nyer Afeef :P

Hahah !! Ni konon2 nye nak wat gaya macam nak tahan tower tu dari jatuh la, semua orang pun bergambar camtu, so nak wat jugak tapi cam x jadi je hehe.. Not my fault actually, papa yg x pandai ambik gambar hehe..

Budak berstokin pink dalam stroller tu dah pengsan kepenatan hehe..
Afeef yg ambik kan gambar ni, pandai.. I can really count on him in almost anything..

Oh budak stokin pink dah bangun tido hehe..

Dah bangun tido pun die nak conquer stroller, sejak dah ade baby carrier bag nih, die tamo kasik Aleena naik lagi stroller nih , ngengade..

Afterwards, lepak kejap kat McD pekena kopi and fries..


Original Vespa, from Italy..

Second day, breakfes dulu.. comel kan?

Camni je diorang serve brekfes, but everything was there, complete, juice, coffee, tea, milk, cake, bread, cornflakes, joghurt etc etc..

All I need was coffee to keep me energetic... but seriously, coffee die memang sedap, lain dr yg lain.. camne nak carik ye... cam dah teringat2 pulak.. kopi Italiano kot nih..

Ni macam kedai Asia la... ade halal meat and chicken..

2nd day tak gi mana2 sangat, just round2 town je... the trip was short but ok la, at least dah sampai kat Pisa, one of the seven wonders of the world kan..

Dalam flight, nak balik dah.. bye bye Pisa, Italy.. gonna miss u hehe..

Ni dalam bas, from airport Frankfurt Hahn, naik bas ke Mainz..
From Mainz to Kaiserslautern again...

Fatini fikir ape ye...?
Overall, memang seronok, but I wish we had more time.. x sempat nak jelajah Pisa sangat.. nak shopping tu x de la kot, baik gi Milan kan.. but alang2 dah sampai, lebih best kalau ade masa yg panjang, but also duit pun kena manyaakk jugak hehe..
Alhamdulillah.. dapat jugak ke satu destinasi menarik :)

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